Astrology

Lynn Andrews says in her recent book, Coming Full Circle – Ancient Teachings for a Modern World, “You have one responsibility, and that is to enlighten yourself…There is no trying. You either do it or you don’t, and some things you simply cannot do. You cannot shift others for them. It is something they have to become willing to work for, themselves.”

SACRED ASTROLOGY

Hello Everyone,
I hope everyone is enjoying the longer days and balmy nights of midsummer.  This Capricorn “Super Moon” is a great opportunity to redefine your dreams and clarify the goals you set into motion 6 months ago when the New Moon was in Capricorn on New Year’s day. Take advantage of my Summer Astrology “Special” until August 1st.

FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN JULY 12, 2014
All full moons are about illumination; bringing forth into consciousness what has been unconscious. This Full Moon in Capricorn is about manifesting the intentions which were “seeded” at the New Moon in Cancer (June 27).  This Full Moon is also called a “supermoon”, which means that it appears closer to the Earth’s horizon, and therefore larger and brighter.  In addition to being visually spectacular, its effects on our unconscious emotions, as well as the ocean’s tides and weather patterns may be more extreme.
Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign which signifies our connection to Mother Earth, our traditions, our ancestral lineage, and spiritual  roots. Capricorn grounds us in “physicality”; it allows us to build a solid foundation for the future.  Capricorn’s energy is not for the dilettante or the immature; it is the sign of Mastery, but we must be committed, focused and disciplined to achieve our goals. Capricorn’s energy teaches that if we “walk our talk”, we will succeed. Capricorn is the sign that teaches us self- responsibility, and that karmically, we evolve from children to adults. In esoteric astrology, Capricorn is the sign of the Initiate, as well as the Adept. It is the “Hermit” of the tarot deck, whose message is to seek our own inner counsel and listen to the messages from Spirit. The planet which rules the sign of Capricorn is Saturn, also known as the “karmic teacher”. Saturn rules the concept of three dimensional “time” and physical boundaries. There are no short-cuts when we are under the auspices of Capricorn and Saturn. It is essential to understand the importance of “good timing”, as well as patience. But now we are also learning the secret of “no time”… how to “stretch” time and become more “in synch” with our multidimensional aspects.

PLANETARY PICTURES:
The transformational planet, Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn with the Full Moon. This  means that no stone will be left unturned getting to the bottom of things….secrets will be uncovered…. New archaeological and historical announcements may take precedence along with business and political scandals. Capricorn rules power, government, and big business, as well as the “Earth”. We may see news regarding a rise of “green” businesses, as well as a renewed concern for global warming solutions, as weather related crises continue to increase.  Events related to minerals, mining, tunnels and volcanic activity may be in the news with this aspect.

The Cardinal Cross
We are in the last phase of the Cardinal Cross (see last month’s   update). Cooperation and teamwork are necessary now, whether we are talking global events or personal situations.  Over-reacting emotionally to unexpected events or crisis is a human response; however, we must learn to channel the adrenaline rush and volatile energy of this configuration (Mars opposite Uranus) into positive action, rather than negative reaction. Anger and resentment will not help to heal a situation, but only increase the pain. The emotional intensity of this Full Moon with Pluto aggravated by the Mars and Uranus square may take on an “authoritarian” stance. We may see events played out on the global stage that seem extremely volatile. Most of these are not new events, but are suddenly triggered again. The chart of the U.S. is directly impacted by this Cardinal Cross. In this country, there may be a public resistance to rules and regulations brought on by economics, such as social welfare cuts, loss of unemployment benefits health insurance snafus, etc. However, tremendous breakthroughs can occur if mutual cooperation and peaceful negotiations (Mars in Libra) can be used to defuse politically aggravated scenarios (Uranus in Aries). There is no way to stay stuck in the past with these aspects. Evolution may be challenging; but it is inevitable. The breakdown of the old systems is already in motion.
Both the North Node and Mars are in the sign of Libra, the sign of balance, peace and harmony. Whether it is in personal relationships or world crises, the karmic lesson is one of cooperation and teamwork. There is no going backward. Venus in Gemini is also making a very positive aspect with Mars and the North Node in Libra once again emphasizing the importance of balancing our masculine/feminine sides.  This is a karmic imperative  to learn from our past mistakes and let go, forgiving ourselves and others in the process.  It is possible to manifest a New Earth ; one that is built on the foundations of ethical  leadership  and individual responsibility, rather than aggression, power, control and greed.

Jupiter in Leo:
Jupiter moves into the sign of Leo July 16th where it will remain in this fiery expansive sign until Aug 11, 2015. This is good news for Leos, as your creativity and self-expression will become more enhanced (more on this next month).

PERSONALLY SPEAKING:
If you have Capricorn Sun or Ascendant,  this is an important Full Moon for you. You may be in the process of an emotional “overhaul” with important people and situations in your life. Memories, long held belief systems, and goals may be uprooted now. Capricorns are not afraid of power or hard work, but they generally do not like change. It’s good to remember that change is not necessarily disruptive; it can be exciting and life-affirming. Capricorns are extremely alert to opportunities and how to utilize them. (This can be described as the famous Capricorn ambition at work.) This Full Moon brings tremendous potential for growth and opportunity. You may even get a new “mission statement”.  The Capricorn theme is “wisdom learned through experience”.

Capricorn rules the physical support system of the body: our skeleton, bones, teeth, and skin. It teaches us to take responsibility for our bodies in physical reality. We cannot complete our spiritual work unless our bodies can handle the immense influx of energies pouring into this planet. Honoring our bodies as Temples of Light is part of the program now.

This Full Moon falls on a weekend, so take a “time out” in nature…walk, moon-gaze, sit by the ocean or hike in the mountains…recharging your psychic batteries goes a long way in improving overall health and longevity. If you can’t spend the time outdoors, schedule an aromatherapy or hot stone massage, or take a long relaxing bath to help unwind. Gemstones, crystals and healing herbs work well with the Capricorn Moon’s grounding energy. Go for it…you have nothing to lose but your stress!

Blessings,
Mary Lomando

To set up an astrology consultation, please email me at mlomando@bellsouth.net

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