There is a lot of talk about feminine awakening and empowerment these days, and one of the pitfalls I see playing itself out in the collective right now, is that the old paradigm of competition and greed, of “more-for-me” has learned to mimic the deep feminine. With that I mean that there is a danger that we use the language and the imagery of the feminine to feed the old patterns of ambition and endless improvement. Now we are not only being told that we should be better and smarter and richer, we should also “find our inner Goddess”, get our “tantra on”, be more radiant, we should “do” the feminine perfectly.
There is magic and excitement in the air as we feel a rebirth coming forth. With this second New Moon in January, which is a SUPER MOON in AQUARIUS, aligning with the kick off of the YEAR OF THE HORSE, and VENUS in her rebirth ready to go direct, the energy is finally shifting forward!We are ready to emerge forth and share our uniqueness add our vision to the collective.
Aquarius reminds us to see the big picture, to include all of humanity in our prayers and make our choices based on the good of the whole.
The shift from ME to WE is emerging, and WE have been healing, shedding, and letting go of the past, to make way for the new to emerge.
"People often ask me, “How do you know you’re a witch?” Most often, the question beneath thequestion is, “Am I a witch? Am I magic?” Often, they ask a little nervously because of the shadow that shames the word."
We owe that shadow to the Patriarchy — the masculine societal rule that has pervaded the planet for over five thousand years. This is important — not male, not gender, but a perversion of masculine energy which brutalized, raped, suppressed the feminine.
Everything You Wanted to Know about Venus Retrograde (but were afraid to ask) by Rick DiClemente
Venus Retrograde. Personal, charming Venus, the love planet, is in retrograde (appears to travel backwards against the backdrop of the stars). Many of you have heard of Mercury going retrograde, which it does every 3 months. However, Venus and Mars are the rarest of planets that do so. The outer planets typically retrograde 5 months out of the 12, but with Venus Retrograde, its time is short. With retrograde planets, we focus on the “re” part of the energy, i.e., re-think, re-do, re-consider, re-plan, etc.
"Women are collectively, individually and across the world waking up to their own spiritual power. They may come from all walks of life, from many spiritual and professional paths but they share the common desire to express their inner world, their soul's purpose and most of all, to serve their communities."
Many modern women, if not all women called to be guides for healing, empowerment, leadership and personal development have a strong PRIESTESS archetype."
They are connecting to a force and power within and not to a power vested only through marriage, by culture, academia or traditional institutions...
On July 29th, 2013 when we will experience a RARE Star of David / Merkaba / Six-pointed Star configuration in the heavens!
It is actually two Grand Trines, one in Water and one is Earth (all feminine) which create this configuration called a Grand Sextile or a Star Tetrahedron.
Many names and much symbolism tied into this Sacred Geometry.The essence is that this mystical configuration of Sacred Geometry opens a portal of energy that is accessible for those who choose to tune in to it. That is the key.
Answering The Call is to turn to a new path; to begin moving another direction, usually into darkening forests whose trails are narrow and obscured. Contained within The Call is the imperative to walk away from what is currently before you- the leave-taking of a previous path- to wander, seemingly aimlessly at times, a wooded night.
There may be others on that current pathway with you. They stare as you move away. Some are stunned, or angry. Some shake their head in disappointment or fear for the loss of your presence and agreement. As you move away from the company of Those Who Think Like Me, you begin to realize that you haven'tthought like them for some time now. The thought of continuing on as you have for so long is causing such a rift that it threatens to divide you from your very essence. If you don't finally answer this time, The Call may never come to you again. You can't risk that possibility.
NEW MOON in ARIES is here on April 10th 2013! We begin a brand new cycle in this powerful sign of >ARIES< and we are ready to align deeply with our truth and what we love and to move with it. New world opening up for us, the universe is supporting forward movement and growth, believe.
From the wonderful Cathy Pagano and her Wisdom of Astrology.com
"We’ve just come through an intense few weeks since the Libra Full Moon on March 27th. How did your weeks go? (It’s always informative to go back…to give some structure to your experience.) The Sun, Venus and Mars connected with the ongoing, revolutionary & evolutionary Uranus/Pluto square energy, helping us create a new story about our lives, a story that entails both the height of spiritual possibilities and the depths of our longings.”...
Remember that whatever is occurring is timely for our growth and we have the power to choose LOVE in every situation. Every experience is a gift, and how we engage with it is part of our growth. It’s important that we focus on aligning with LOVE, and TRUST what is unfolding. LOVE energy conquers all, no matter what.
Lastly, something that was hidden might could come to the foreground on this light of the FULL MOON in Libra, re: in our relationships. So if that is the case, trust in that too. Trust in the process, for the truth shall set us free...
Here is are the Astral Insights for this LIBRA FULL MOON on March 27th 2013, from those readers of the stars bringing the most helpful interpretations of the planetary movements…
S O L S T I C E 2012END/ BEGINNING of MAYAN CALENDARGALACTIC ALIGNMENTAs we collectively begin to awaken and become more conscious of the energetic universe that we are a part of, we begin to feel the connectedness of everything.
The illusion of the material world that we are separate, begins to lift and we begin to FEEL our way into a new reality. The way is through the heart. It is the opening, the portal that will bring us into alignment with our deepest self and with the world around us. As the Hopi elders reminded us, WE are the way. And so now let’s continue to walk and actualize the Real World of Spirit in this material world. Let’s blend Spirit with Matter and embody the wisdom we know to be true. Let’s see each other as reflections of the one self and let’s chose to embrace all the fragmented parts, all the unloved parts of our collective self into healing, with the heart and LOVE of the mother archetype and the Feminine principle.
“As Mars approaches a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (on 27/28th November), and Venus approaches a conjunction with Saturn in Scorpio (26th November), the heavens encourage us, with all their might and power, to get clear about what we want and why, and then get on with going for it! But notice the ‘and why’ bit in there first!”
“This isn’t just about blasting forth and doing whatever it takes to get what we want, regardless of consequences. The process in the coming few days is one of enquiry into what we desire and why, and then evaluating which of our desires are in tune with the cosmos enough to go all out for their satisfaction...
"Witches stand in opposition to puritanical fears that encourage the repression of our natural sexuality, representing rebellion, and freedom.
The witch is a woman who is empowered in the harmonic convergence
of her own erotic and spiritual energies. Who wouldn’t be drawn to her? "
It happened to me once, in a little Indian village bordering Bangladesh and tucked into the foothills of the Himalayas. Sneaking past armed guards into wilderness forbidden to tourists, I left modernity behind and entered into a remote part of our planet where backward superstitions ruled.
How dare I subject myself to such danger? The locals scolded. But they didn’t alert me to the danger of neighboring tribes descending from the hills to hack us with machetes, as the ministry of tourism had. Instead, the village women were trying to protect me from being falsely accused of witchcraft!
Here is an overview of what we can expect on the horizon….First a very insightful overview from astrologer Susan Lewitt:
“The new Moon on January 30 at 11:20 pm PST (but listed as January 31 in many calendars) begins the year of the Wood Horse…”“Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction…”
There might not be a bigger shift of energies in the entire 60 year wheel of Chinese astrology than this one coming up–the shift from two Water years of deep introspection to the fast-paced spurt of extroverted forward propulsion that the Wood Horse brings. Hold on to your hats, folks, and realize that you won’t be able to, nor will you want to, slow your horses in the New Year ahead!
"Venus is in the Underworld – traveling so close to the Sun that she’s invisible to us Earthlings. The feminine in all of us is deeply submerged, there’s a contraction of energy, a pulling inward, a need to be alone, to be quiet, to regenerate. If Taurus and/or Libra is strong in your birth chart, you may be feeling especially hermity and Underworldish.
After shining as a bright evening star, Venus disappeared from the Western horizon on January 5, and is now preparing for her rise as a morning star, and the start of a new cycle of the Divine Feminine, on January 17. Adam Gainsburg calls this current period the “Transmigrational Underworld” – when she’s closing out one cycle and preparing to start the next:"
Depression comes as a gift that stops one from hurrying briskly, confidently into the market. Stops one from rushing to the shopping center to buy one more bargain blouse for an already overcrowded closet. Stops one from emptily mouthing what one no longer believes in anyway.
“Depression stops time… and one settles into one’s own waters as a sailing vessel without wind… without wind… without momentum…and one sinks into one’s depths.
PAT NOVAK's insight:
Understanding this piece of the process is so important and often shut down too soon or avoided all together.
*NEW MOON* is upon us…a new phase, a new slate and this one promises to be extremely potent. Some deep transformations under way, new incarnations, new pathways beckoning…. Here’s are MYSTIC MAMMA’s astral insights for this NEW MOON in Libra…First from the insightful Kelly Rosano:
“The Libra New Moon on October 4 is a potent New Moon. In fact, this could be the most powerful New Moon in 2013. It is a grand square New Moon. That is four squares and two oppositions…”
If I am going act like a goddess, I want a man who acts like a god.
Yet all this talk lately of the goddess and the Divine Feminine seems like new-age wishful thinking, a fantasy archetype with as much to do with real life as Superwoman or the Fairy God Mother.
While goddess propagandists promote the unilateral concept of a spiritually elevated womanhood—strong but supple, decisive and nurturing, wild yet wise—glaringly absent is a call to the Sacred Masculine counterpoint.
Women can forever rally around each other, cheerleading new heights of intuitive and open-hearted power, but without the cooperation of menfolk stealing their own fire from the gods, we are preaching to the sistah choir.
"Right now, I urge you to unravel the listless, rigid parts and feed your wild, because it is the wild you, not the barely alive, embedded-into-routine, zombie-like you that is now struggling for air. For turn on. For sweet prana. Restore the wild and the warrior."
You shouldn’t have to get sick or halt domesticity to find it; you just need to remember that you are human, still very much alive, and wickedly, wildly extraordinary.
“Aquarius asks for us to embody who we truly are…Aquarius teaches us to be proud of our uniqueness, originality and diversity. You are irreplaceable. You are the one you have been waiting for. You have come to change the world. Be the change you want to see.
Where are you being called to make a difference? Are you ready to manifest your hopes and wishes?”“What are you resisting? We can acknowledge our fear and hesitancy. A life strategy for fear and hesitancy is to breathe deep, ground and center ourselves. Feel what it would be like to have what you are dreaming. When we feel our alignment with what we are manifesting. We then take that leap of faith into our new direction. Risk brings reward. It is better to try and fail than to live an unexpressed life.”
“To be human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life. Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us everything we need.”
“Thank you, deep blue waters around Mother Earth, for you are the force that takes thirst away from all living things. We give thanks to green grasses that feel so good against our bare feet, for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth’s floor.”
Here are the astral insights for this NEW MOON/SOLAR ECLIPSE in >>>SCORPIO<<< We are being called to rise like the phoenix, out of the fires of transformation, and take flight.
We have been diving in the depths, with our eagle-vision seeing the scope, and now like the snake, we shed our former skins…
Time to trust our inner knowing. Time to feel our inner Presence. Time to spread our wings angels~
Carl Jung said We discover what truly supports us when that which we thought supported us is taken away. We find out there is a part of us still there, a part that is indestructible and eternal. This is Scorpio's power of renewal, rebirth and regeneration.