The Fires of Advocation: The New Moon in Leo July 23rd, 2017

Advocate for yourself. For your self expression. Your self trust. Your self love. Your self confidence. Your self esteem. Your self worth. Advocate for your joy. For your pleasure. For your arousal. For your happiness. 

Stand by the progress of your process. Stand up for your heart. Stand up with pride. Lock hands with your talents and gifts and don't forget the only kind of letting go that is worthwhile is the kind that sets your heart free and allows excitement to course through your veins like match lighting gasoline. 

Open your chest wide enough to get the validation seeking gremlins off your back. Shake them off the way a Lion shakes its luscious and bold mane. 

Imagine your aura as fierce and unignorable as that majestic mane. Shake off the "what will they thinks" "I should show up like this to appeal to the___". 

For this moment, suspend these worries and call your power back to that heart, the space where your will united and the earth meets the cosmos in your body. 

What wound you do if there was no one to answer to? 

What will you do knowing the only one you have to answer to is yourself? 

At the end of the day, you are what you have to live with the most. Really let that sink in: you are the person you have to answer to the most, so their opinion doesn't get highest rank. Yours does. 

Your body, your mind, your psyche, your soul, your lifestyle ...is your territory. 

It's YOUR TERRITORY. Walk fiercely upon it. 

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This New Moon is found at 0° of Leo and is conjunct Mars and the Sun. 

This Moon is the precursor to the Solar Eclipse in Leo next month, a rare back to back Leo exploration. 

This archetype is a huge one to work with for we have the North Lunar Node in Leo for the next year or so: we are learning how to be the authority of our own lives & advocate for our passion & joy. 

This New Moon is also squaring Uranus in Aries: shockwaves, awakening events & psychic visions are possible. 

 This New Moon trines Chiron in Pisces bringing the potentional for deep healing in relation to being seen, expressing yourself loudly, and speaking to the wisdom of your inner child. 

At this moment the Leo Moon tells us...anything could happen. 
 

with Magic, 

Nikki

Horribly Vulnerable, Completely Safe: The New Moon in Cancer June 2017

On Friday night we will invite in some potent Lunar energy with the New Moon in Cancer, which happens to be a Supermoon too meaning that the Moon is the closest to Earth in it's orbit. This enhances the natural energy of the Moon for us and gives us palpable access to the gifts that it bestows upon us. 

This is Moon to remember as Cancer is the sign ruled by the Moon itself. Moon magic will be conjured all around whether you're ready for it or not. Becoming more familiar with Moon energy will make all the difference for us over the next month. 

Just days before this New Moon, the Sun & Mercury will have entered Cancer as well joining the already Cancer transiting Mars creating a plethora of feeling in our lives as one of the zodiac's most emotional and sensitive signs becomes activated. 

"I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers and hold up ships." - Michelle Williams

Cancer is indeed one of the most sensitive signs of the zodiac, it's the traditional ruler of the 4th house's qualities which is considered to be one of the most private areas of our zodiac charts. 

Cancer and the 4th house are not only representative of our emotions, our feelings, our vulnerability but also of our home (literal or figurative), our family, our foundations in life, our ancestry, our roots, our childhood, our Mother/parent energy, and our nourishment and nurturance. 

At the New Moon in Cancer we set intentions for our emotional needs, creating boundaries without shutting life or others out, creating a true sense of safety and security, feeling comfortable or at home in our lives, improving our family relationships or learning more about them, creating foundations, establishing roots, and embracing our feminine nature. There is a dose of sentiment and nostalgia as we explore as well. 

There is a strong anchor in feeling so this New Moon and Cancer season will certainly be an experience in making peace with our emotional cycles. It's a lesson in waxing and waning and ebbing and flowing in our life and finding stability within our cycles. 

This is truly a New Moon of welcoming in big open motherly arms to embody the power of the Feminine. 

"For the next month we explore the gift of the Moon more closely than we have before, for she is in the cosmic spotlight. Her cold yet nourishing touch, her nocturnal yet glowing sight, her feminine yet inspiring qualities. The emotional needs we have are drawn out. The internal landscape whose gardens we privately tend to. The womb. The unexplainable gut feeling we experience. A "Mother's" nurturing touch that is unlike any other soothing gesture. The one that brings us back to that safe space. Where we feel like everything is going to be okay. It's the sanctuary where we feel most safe. It's the fortress we build to protest our most vulnerable bits."  - an excerpt from the New Moon in Cancer Moon Guide. 

 Many times we carry so much judgement and weight around what we feel, and what we sense others are feeling. There's a lot of heaviness and assumptions that get made were emotions are involved. We aren't taught to process our emotions. In fact, we are often taught they are something that is not appropriate to express openly and so therefore we keep them locked away. We keep them squirreled away and under lock and key. Or we totally explode like bats out of hell due to the pressure of keeping them in. I am in NO way talking about the emotional breakdown I had in Salem last week after bottling some very private feelings up. Thankfully no bats where harmed in the making of my emotional expression. 

I like to think of it like steam or smoke that is in a house. These are our emotions. And the steam or smoke needs an opening so that it doesn't build up and suffocate us or leave us totally blind and confused. Whether we open the windows, the doors, or it goes through a chimney...it needs a channel so that it can move through each room freely and then out and in as needed. 

This New Moon brings awareness to this healthy emotional expression of our most tender spots. No one likes a full blown hoarder. It just get's unhealthy.

You want to think expertise collector if anything. You know those people's whose homes are so well curated with artifacts, books, or other heirlooms. That's is Cancers higher expression. 

And we will indeed have quite a few items in the home of Cancer for a bit here. 

The Sun traveling through Cancer will bring an energy forward of wanting to be around those that are most near and dear to us. Think bonfires and dinner parities as Cancer loves some good food and is nourished by really great homely energy. 

The New Moon will bring the focus on setting intentions of all the areas of life I shared above, and it's potent...this is no time to waste in doing some deep emotional healing..these are FOUNDATIONS after all. And it's worthy of your care and time. 

Mercury in Cancer brings emotional intelligence to the forefront. Our emotions and thoughts will go hand in hand and we don't want to let either get carried away. What foundations are you building with your thinking? Going further intuitive voice will be strong. Mercury is the messenger, the communicator. Memories may send us new messages and your ability to communicate what you feel will be enhanced. Heart to Hearts can happen. 

Mars in Cancer draws out Cancer's Cardinal quality meaning that there is something to start, do, and there is focus and drive to be utilized. Gut instinct, gut impulse will be there if we are paying the fuck attention. We may get those invisible tummy tugs stronger than usual and they are something to pay attention to, instead of rationalize away. This is definitely bring the feminine fire into the picture for us. If you've had something on your mind that needs to be said or expressed, you may do so in an unapologetic way. It may not go the most eloquently because it will be intense but let this be a lesson in being human. 

All relationships are two humans trying to be human together, which is easier said than done. 

A lot of this Cancer energy will make a square to Chiron in Pisces, which means a lot of spiritual healing can happen when we don't resist it and rise up to the challenges are emotions are bringing up for us. We want to welcome this all in for a respectable cup of tea. 

A lot of this Cancer energy will also make a sextile to Uranus in Aries. Uranus brings the electric downloads. You'll want to be open to awakening. So if their is a lightening storm happening outside. Maybe instead of hiding in the closet. Look from the window at how beautiful and glorious a lightening strike can be and the static and vibration and movement it can stir in you. Yes, this is metaphorical. Like maybe stay safe during a storm and use good judgement. We want you to get electrified with intuition and ideas, not actual lightening. 

One of the other aspects I'd love to address is Venus in Taurus trining Pluto in Capricorn. Which brings DEPTH. In all that we do we want there to be something revealed to us. From the work we do, the relationships we have, the things we buy and the beauty we witness and create. There must be something transformative in it for us. There must be some meaning or soul purpose behind it. This trine can make it easy for us to see that or experience scenarios that bring that. 

Overall this New Moon supports us to conjure a more transparent way of living, more emotional understanding, a more truthful sense of safety, and strong foundations to stand upon where ever we are which is such a powerful ability to possess. We learn how to love and nourish ourselves through all of life's cycle. 

We learn how to be human with ourselves and with others. What a deep healing. 

Happy New Moon! 

With magic,

Nikki 

 

 

 

The Truth is Relative: Full Moon Sagittarius June 9th, 2017

The Full Moon in Sagittarius June 9th, 2017 & Jupiter stations Direct! 

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"And I would give all this and heaven too

 I would give it all if only for a moment

That I could just understand

The Meaning of the word you see

Cause I've been scrawling it forever

But it never makes sense to me at all."

- Florence and the Machine

 

Sagittarius traverses. He searches. He explores. He climbs the mountain top in search of enlightenment. He levels up. He spreads himself wide across continents. He discovers. And then craves more. 

What is Sagittarius searching for? Only Sadge knows. And he'll only know when he comes across it. When it feels like he's searched high and low and then somehow, somewhere along the way he feels like he's come home to himself.

You know the excitement you feel of trying something new? It feels unfamiliar to the mind and yet when it's the right experience for you, it feels like a part of your soul has come home? This is the essence of Sadge. 

 And this is the quality within us that we will have on display as the Full Moon comes near.

It's as if there is an invisible treasure map in hand and we look for the clues that lead us to the ultimate reward.

The ultimate reward is different for each of us, uniquely ours. This quest often only makes sense to us. 

We all possess and are capable of this restless search for Truth and Meaning.

"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R Tolkien 

At the Full Moon on Friday June 9th, we reflect upon the meaning we have derived thus far on the journey our curious mind has taken us on. 

Do we like it? 

Did miss the mark? 

Did we end up in an unexpected place but love where we've found ourself?

 What have we learned so far? 

Do we want to take it all to the next level? 

What personal truths have we discovered for ourselves?

What meaning did we extract from our learning experiences?

Did we go deep with them, or did we bypass the depth and move onto the next best thing?

Do we want to linger? Or do we want to go?

What beliefs have been programmed in our being that we love or that we have grown resentful about? 

Imagine at this time that the Full Moon acts as a symbolic representation of the target we've directed our aim at OR the target we've ended up at. And we are now looking at this target to see exactly where we stand.  

This Full Moon happens to be a Micro-Moon, which is kind of the opposite of a Super Moon. The Full Moon will be the farthest away in it's orbit so it will appear smaller in the sky to us. Now, that doesn't mean less potent. 

It means that the Full Moon acts a luna laser beam that is pointing directly at us to get our attention

6 months ago we experienced the New Moon in Sag, around late November of last year. Around that time, the atmosphere was ripe for climbing the proverbial (or literal) mountain top and looking out far and wide and picking a direction we felt called to move in. It was ripe for taking our education or spiritual desires to the next level. 

Hopefully we did this with the awareness that only we can be our own guru at the end of the journey and nothing outside of ourselves will provide that, they are merely tools to access such personal truth. 

So, where have we ended up?

 Is it where we thought we wound be? 

Has the journey been underwhelming or overwhelming?

What have we discovered?

What programming may have gotten in the way from us taking the leap and going for the Truth? 

What beliefs may we have deprogrammed through our studies? 

That's the thing about Sag, it reminds us of that invisible tug we have within...that calling that nudges us to go left or right. That thing that doesn't really make sense to anybody else. It's a whole body experience that can be hard to articulate although Sag certainly tries to do just that, after all this IS the sign that rules over education, learning, teaching, writing and publishing and yes even the justice of law. 

Sag energy is the quality within us that spends a lifetime searching for the Truth, the reason for existence in all things that spark a fire in our minds, our spirit and our body. 

Sag is the anthropologist, the archeologist, the guru, the monk, the yogi, the explorer, the Mount Everest climber.

We may not literally travel the world, but we all feed our minds, body and soul in some way in this pursuit of truth or meaning. 

Sag dares to ask the big questions "Why do we exist?" "What is the meaning of life?" "Where do we come from?" "Where are we going?" "How did we get here?" 

It's equal parts cerebral and soul. It's soul-rebral. (Yes, I think I just made that up!)

Our fire for knowledge, for learning through experience comes under compassionate scrutiny under this Full Moon. 

Sag is an amazing archetype...it takes us outside of our box. But it can take us into other boxes too if we aren't staying in awareness. It's where we can get a little dogmatic about things for a period of time, thinking our opinion is the BEST opinion (Remember Sag is a bold FIRE sign). 

It's kind of like the complaint everyone has nowadays about the open-minded Liberal having a flawed sense of open-mindedness. That type of irony and hypocrisy. 

Sag is very spiritual, it represents the search for enlightenment and is therefore closely associated with religion and religious type pursuits. So you can see how that can go a little or a whole bunch haywire.

With expansive Jupiter as it's ruler, excess is always a possibility. 

Things can get dogmatic when Sag is involved. We all know religion can be a great blessing or it can be deeply hypocritical or even dangerous (i.e. most modern major religions have committed violence in the name of God throughout history) 

It can be the flawed crusader that can become so blinded by his own pursuit and implementation of what he believes is True, that he will do anything it takes to spread this "Faith". 

So, at this Full Moon ask yourself...have you become blinded by your own pursuits that it is hurting you or others? Has there been a spiritual bypassing that's done the reverse than the intended mission of "universal truth and love"? Look for evidence of how you've personally contributed to this or how others may have. 

This is very important because the tendency to only be "high vibe" has become pretty rampant. My Scorpio soul must remind you of the gift of the darkness as much as the gift of the light! 

Having Faith in oneself or in a thing does not mean being having blinders on to all that can be flawed. 

Loving your flaws does not mean ignoring them and shooting rainbows and roses out of your asshole like "Everything fine! I'm just going to fly above it all."

Flying above it all and PASSING it can be the downfall of too much Sag. So at this Full Moon pause for a second and ask "What have I skimmed over, looked over, what do I need to come back to and explore a little bit deeper and more honestly with myself?"

I say this because while Sag, is totally a do-er energy. One of the Nike "Just do it!" Lovers. There are some planetary aspects that say "Hold up for a hot minute and regroup, please. We can get to that soon enough. But you must camp here first." 

Sag likes to move on and look to the bright side of things, which is not a bad thing. We know that, BUT if it means that you've avoiding actually dealing with the thing or actually learning from it...then it can never really get past that mental pursuit and sink deeper into your bones. 

If it feels a little maddening it's because it is, Sag is that part of us that is constantly searching for that thing that will fucking land. 

So, in one way it's this amazing gift...to get us outside of what we are used to and look beyond what is in front of us but it another way, the task becomes to linger with these learning experiences, these adventures, these journeys through all the uncomfortable bits so that there is true integration and not just a surface level integration.

Sag is constantly looking outside the self for some time of reflection within, even if it's not totally aware of that. 

That's a huge thing for Sag, the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). 

So PLEASE ask yourself this too: 

Has my FOMO actually been detrimental to my learning experience in life? Constantly looking but never really being present with it? 

At this Full Moon we reflect on our search for Ecstasy (no, not the drug..the feeling!). 

Ecstasy means "an emotional or religious frenzy or trancelike state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence." 

Again, where has the search for Ecstasy brought you? And do you actually like it, believe in the Truth of this ecstasy?  Or is it something you've been programmed to believe in? 

Spirituality and religion will always be a very very personal, unique experience at the end of the day that can not be decided for you. 

I have always said "Running away is a beautiful gift if you know what you Truth are running towards." So keep that in mind, if you feel like leaping...know the personal WHY and reason behind it so you can have that as your anchoring mission statement and not drift too far from the intended aim your soul craves. 

The ultimate courage we confront at this Full Moon is the declaration to decide what we actually believe in. And no that's not just relative to religion...it's relevant to all areas of life. 

So, what do you believe to be true after all the experiences you've had over the past 6 months, the past year my dear Magical Soul Bitches? It's been a heck of a year that's for sure, and likely none of us feel quite the same about the world as we once did. 

My fellow Saturn in Sag return peeps, you may need to drink a chaser before answering so don't feel like you have to answer that right away. 

That can go for all of us. The cosmic energy wants us to linger for a bit, and Saturn will move through Sag for the rest of this year. 

But this Full Moon is a catalyst for deprogramming the fuck out of ourselves because Saturn IS conjunct it, which is planetary conjunction will not happen for the new few decades. 

Not only that but Black Moon Lilith is hanging out too which is cheerleader us and shouting "LIBERATE YOURSELF BITCH!" She's making sure we don't back down in having faith in ourselves and integrating our personal truths. She's sending the message to ease up on the self doubt, that you'll never know enough. 

Saturn is helping us take calculated leaps of faith so we can land but not crash. 

Saturn reminds us that Sag is most powerful when he takes the time to learn the artistry and skill of Archery (Sags symbol is the Chiron, the Centaur, which is half man half horse, a skillful Archer and healer of wounds), studies it like a motherfucker, and then trusts that once he lets go of that arrow, he's done enough and it will always land exactly in the most beneficial target. 

This Full Moon makes nice sextile to it's ruler Jupiter in Libra, who will station Direct on this day as well. Jupiter will slowly gain speed and by September will will see some of the greatest results from it's introspective retrograde that has slowed up down a little bit and had us explore the expansion that's been happening in our lives to see if we are cool with it or not, and how it can be adjusted to fit our personal pace. 

The Full Moon is also making a square to Neptune in Pisces, which is about to go retrograde next week. So Neptune is emotional, mysterious, intuitive, a little confusing...it's kind of one of those influences that does want us to have a blind faith when it's direct. It's all like "noooo I don't want to be responsible I want to be in fantasy land." So that's sort of unlimited, boundless energy is coming through to meet up with Sag, which is also a sign that doesn't really love restriction. So that's why we want to pause for a hot minute at this Full Moon and really fucking reflect. Once Neptune goes retrograde, we can gain some much needed clarity which will help us reveal some more of those personal truths and intuitive impulses in a more useful way. 

Okay babes, that's what I've got for you at this Full Moon in Sag. 

 

Before I go...

 

Believe me there is much more to learn and be aware of for this Full Moon which you are more than welcome to discover and explore in the: 

 

Magical Soul Bitches Guide to the Full Moon in Sag:

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 A 33 page PDF Guide that will explore all this Sag essence, this Full Moon, the additional aspects and planetary movements that are happening for the next couple of weeks, 3 different rituals you can do, all the ritual tools you'll want to use, Focus areas, AND some super helpful astrological messages and mantras for your Sign that includes some long term transits!  

You can get this guide for just $15 by going to bit.ly/moonastromagic ! 

 

Happy Full Moon!

 

With magic,

Nikki