Regenerating self … Mars-Pluto conjunction

This is a power week … Mars and Pluto rule!!!

Mars is the assertive energy, on its light side is drive and initiative, and on its dark side is aggression and selfishness. The energy of Mars is what gets us up and going, but it can also get us caught up in ego. Pluto is the symbolic plumbing system of the solar system … it clears out the muck and regenerates it into life force, but it also brings up the stuff that is less than conscious.

When two planets are conjunct (at the same degree of the zodiac) as these two are this week, they magnify each other’s energy. So, with Mars and Pluto together we get a powerful drive to initiate personal transformation. To reconstruct self from the underground up. This has the potential for a no holds barred kind of week, a psychic spring-cleaning.

I keep mentioning the Uranus-Pluto ‘evolve or evaporate’ energy of the 2012-2015 period as the most significant astrological event of this time. And as we’re heading towards the fulmination of this global, political and personal revolution (the final hit of it is next March-April), adding Mars into the mix this week gives the impetus to force through anything that has been stagnating. If you wanted to change something in your life, to let go of anything holding you back, now is the time for it. There really is no point holding on too tight with this energy.

But the caution of this week is to keep in mind that everyone is experiencing the rawness of this forceful, courageous, penetrating and disruptive energy. And this probably means that some will be acting it out a little less than consciously. Take care to avoid the power struggles, the compulsiveness, the ego clashes. And even get out of your own way.  Use this energy to manifest your evolution.

Of course, none of this is causal, its just a way of reading the fundamental interconnectedness of all things!!

Carolyn Myss Let go

Having and desiring … Taurus Full Moon

It might seem obvious, but I’m going to say it anyway … a Full Moon happens when the Moon is opposite the Sun. Astrologically, the Sun’s is all about essence and purpose. The Moon is all about emotions and security. At the time of a today’s Full Moon (9.22am this morning AEDT), the Taurus Moon is opposite the Sun in Scorpio. The energy of Taurus is stability and abundance. Taurus is about having … in a material, worldly, natural, down to earth kind of way. Scorpio energy is about desiring … in an intense, passionate and penetrating kind of way.

So, a Taurus Full Moon brings in a time when emotional security through having and purpose through desiring can be a little at odds. To me, this says that the balance of today’s Full Moon is about holding on and letting go. About knowing what to keep and what to let free. The New Moon eclipse in Scorpio a couple of weeks ago may have sparked new desires, and this Full Moon is a time to manifest those desires in the world in a real and grounded way, to let go of the aspects of those desires that were illusory and to embody the parts that are real. Today is a day for desiring what we have.

Being an earthy Moon, the best way to do today is to be grounded, to be solid, to allow the flights of fancy to dissolve and the true desires to be had.

And of course, none of this is causal … its just a story about the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. Happy Full Moon.

long for what you have

Quote from Andre Gide.