Nodes change signs, better self care will get you there!

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Breaking down the barriers, the only way through is with kindness…..feeling every little heartfelt moment at a time.

I have the Cancer/ Capricorn Nodes in my birth chart, and I have to say, when I first learnt about the Nodes, the key to work through some karma, the place to head towards I was excited, until I realised I would have to discover and enter the world of my feelings, emotions, being vulnerable and then I just got scared, what is this place?, I asked myself. Then of course I felt them ALL!

Over time of course it gets easier, I did feel more comfortable with them, I did settle into them, I still long for the good old days when I was too busy to feel, it’s always going to feel better to me if  I don’t have to feel/care and don’t have to connect, let something in. Because if you stop for long enough, let all of the feelings in, it kinda creates a mashup of madness, hysteria, love and joy, it’s one big melting pot.

Nodes of fate, destiny and karma, enter into cardinal signs of Cancer (North) and Capricorn (south), the Nodes are re-directors. With them changing into Cancer/Capricorn you’re headed for the Cancer nodal axis to help you on the path.
Feeling! yes, feelings are going to be a major player in this one, you gotta feel them, follow the path that feels right, follow your heart. It’s less about the “shoulds”, doing or being task or goal oriented, this is still part of it, of course but now your compass is attached to the feeling zone to direct you. This may make you uncomfortable particularly if you hate doing that job, or if you just cannot stand that thing or person, if you’re just not “feeling it” anymore this is where you are going to get really uncomfortable and tired.

Sometimes you can forget who you are! with all the working, achieving and doing that you do. Helps you to focus on the external world, and to disconnect from self.
The way forward is through the inner world of self, feeling, getting back in touch with you. This is where the true security lies, being emotionally self-reliant, to be able to bend and flow, with whatever life brings your way.

So when your asked how are you feeling, now is a good time to know.

You’re leaving behind a place you know well, the South Node (Capricorn) it’s the physical, material, financial realms, the work you do, task orientated, the goals you set for yourself, the rules, being the authority, structures and guidelines, patriarchy, the old ways of doing, being detached, cold and aloof. These are all still important, however it’s now time to put a little feeling, love, kindness and care into all that you do…..you can loosen up.

South Nodes deal with karma…..that word! Past karma, past lives, the yesterdays of your life. What you need to sort out this life. This is also familiar territory, you know well, very easy to stay with what you know.
The North Node is the future, possibility of making changes. Not so familiar path that’s uncomfortable to you, especially for the work alcoholic, the doer, likes the rules or lives a rigid structured life, in Cancer/Capricorn, which is what you will be working with here.

North Node is what you gotta do, to master the South, to sort this out. And like I said earlier it’s about feelings, self-care, having a rest, relaxing a little or even a lot.

So, if you’re tired, take a rest.
Stop with the “shoulds”
Take the time to nurture yourself.
If you’re going to fast, slow it down, stop and smell the flowers along the way.
Sit with your feelings.
Ask yourself, how safe, secure, supported and protected do you feel.

The Nodes it’s a 18 year cycle. The last times we had the Nodes in Cancer-Capricorn

April 10, 2000 – October 31, 2001
September 25, 1981 – March 16, 1983
December 24, 1962 – August 25, 1964.

November 2018!

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November brings in some changes, big changes, hope you’re ready.
Some stories or themes will still be playing out as some planets are still Rx and have to do their thing, before they wrap a story.
Mercury goes Rx, which is always a treat.
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Jupiter is going home into Sagittarius, Jupiter’s is a 12 year cycle, and now the big planet is home, (Jupiter rules Sag). After spending a year in Scorpio, where Jupiter took you to some scary places within. Once Jupiter moves into Sagittarius, you may be able to turn all of the emotional experiences into wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Sagittarius is the sign to help you understand what the hell that was all about, not just about you but the world you live in.
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Nodes of fate, destiny and karma move out of Leo/Aquarius and into Cancer/Capricorn.

Nov 1 – Venus Rx enters Libra
Nov 7 – Node enters Cancer/Capricorn
Nov 7 – Uranus Rx enters Aries
Nov 8 – New Moon 15 Scorpio
Nov 8 – Jupiter enters Sagittarius
Nov 16 – Mars enters Pisces
Nov 16 – Venus Direct
Nov 17 – Mercury Rx
Nov 22 – Sun enters Sagittarius
Nov 23 – Full Moon 0 Gemini
Nov 25 – Neptune Direct

Full Moon Taurus….unstable stability!

 

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25th October, 2018 @2:45 am @ 1° Taurus

Full Moon in Taurus, fixed earth, conjunct Uranus Rx, you may feel unsettled, unstable, edgy or nervous. Feeling or needs around staying stable/secure are going to be influenced by Uranus, which is every thing but that. Uranus is change, it usually is a shock, surprise, sudden or unexpected, which way that goes you don’t know. It may be exciting and liberating or not. Good news is Saturn is in the mix as the stabilizing influence, Saturn will hold some of the ground beneath your feet.

Taurus the bull likes it all be calm, chilled, relaxed, feeling good, satisfied, loves all of the good things that life can provide. Taurus, material, physical world, very earthy and grounded, rules areas of money, worth, resources, possession these are some of the things that may be shaken up and given new life to.

Being a full moon, a result, release or culmination will be illuminated, something that needs to be let go of or brought to the surface, for some it may be that you push through a blockage or a challenge.

Both Uranus and Venus are Rx, so it’s something that you have touched/working on before or you still are. Uranus may bring change, disruption or surprise, may not really be that much of a surprise, you never know.

Sun and Moon square Nodes of Fate moving away(south node in Aquarius) from a place of being on the edges, not shining, being aloof, detached or shock/trauma and stepping into a place of pride, connection and being centered (Leo, North Node) go with what feels right, that feels and looks more like you.

Saturn in Capricorn trine Moon/Uranus brings the stabilizing/grounding influence which is happy news because Uranus can shake it up. With focus, patience and following whatever the news or new is that Saturn/Uranus are working with. This is change, breaking free. Saturn and Uranus are both working together. Breakthroughs that can bring long-lasting result. But you may be having a whole bag of mixed feelings in regards to this.

It may not be an easy Full Moon, you may find yourself at a crossroads, past and future, which way to go? look at what emotions you’re feeling, stay grounded, focused, be disciplined and work with what is happening, this may not be the complete story as Rx planets are wrapped in this moon, they will show up again. However this is a pivotal point in the story, since April/May and Sept, you know the road your on, this may just be another twist and turn to the place your headed. So like the bull, try to keep it simple.

Like always how this will impact you depends on your personal birth chart and like always go check yours out.

 

J U L Y – 2 0 1 8!

JULY - 2018!
July will be a big month, the eclipses are coming, the nodes of fate switches things up and around, In the sign of Cancer and Aquarius, are you ready for this?
July is another action packed month of planetary movements and change ups.
Good vibe in July, Jupiter goes Direct, a good thing, a little luck or joy may start to turn things around, especially for Saggies and Pisces as Jupiter rules these two sign.

Jul 5 – Chiron Retrograde 2°Aries – planet of wounds/healing, like all Rx phrase it’s an inward journey, Chiron always offers a gift, take the time out to do some healing work on the sore spots that have been poked, find the gift amongst the pain, as this is your offering.

Jul 9 – Venus enters Virgo – planet of love, money, relationships, likes/dislikes enters Virgo, mutable earth, be practical, realistic and humble, she gets more real and focused here. You may have a few choices to make, one of Virgo’s qualities is being discerning.

Jul 10 – Jupiter Direct 13°Scorpio – Bah Boom! planet of luck, abundance, growth and expansion goes Direct, might bring in a little shine and lift off some of the heavy emotions.

Jul 13 – New Moon solar eclipse in 20° Cancer – well, you never really know what is going to happen here, openings and closing.

Jul 22 – Sun enters Leo – you get to shine a little brighter.

Jul 26 – Mercury Retrograde 23°Leo – planet of communication, information, you all know about Mercury Rx.

Jul 27 – Full Moon Lunar eclipse 4° Aquarius – Yes, another eclipse, it’s always tricky, a light goes off and on, what changes during this time, fate/universe shifts thing around. It may take a while to see the full measure of the eclipses, they can last up to 6 months.

Jupiter goes Direct, Chiron and Mercury go Rx, still many planet in Rx phrase, slowing it all down. Adds to the slog, however it does give you time to breathe and to pace yourself, slow down, go over situations in your life. To see what was missed or overlooked before.

And… it all just keeps going on, and really, why should this month be any different.
It’s all still a mish-mash of chaos and uncertainty, might stay that way until September, so go grab your birth chart with glee and see where the action is taking place for you on a more personal level.

 

 

 

 

Mars conjunct South Node + Mars Rx in Aquarius, 2018!

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Mars in Aquarius on June 8th makes the first of three conjunctions to the South Node. Why 3? Mars is going Rx.

When Mars meets the South Node a change in direction. Leaving the old, attempts or taking action to free yourself from ties of the past, you let go.  Mars in Aquarius is liberation, freedom, independence and the future. It is also a good time to release any old residue of past emotions, like anger or resentment you have to past relationships or situations that you have had some hurts or trauma with.

Mars the planet of action, direction, initiative/aggression or anger goes Rx, this is where you do the re-do, you might have to wait, put a few things on hold, progress slows down. Take the time to reassess your  projects, your approach to getting what you want. Mars is the direct approach, but in Rx times it’s more introspective/internalized energy, you may not be as quick or spontaneous when taking action. You find that your instinct can be slightly off, which is why you think more/before than act. This Rx period may involve the direction you’re taking or wanting to take, future direction or goals.

Another good thing to do with Mars Rx, is to understand why you do the things you do or the action you take and the way you take it. Understand your impulses, your desire nature. 

Being in fixed sign of Aquarius, the desire to break away or free yourself is strong, you can push through the waiting period or delays, hang tight particularly if you really, really want the future you’re planning on. If not so stubborn or fixed on the future plan, allow this time to be flexible and open to see what else pops up or come  your way.

Mars goes back into Capricorn during the Rx, needing to reflect or re-group on the plans or goals. Capricorn, cardinal earth, rules, tradition, structure, old ways, what is or was the original plan or blueprint, you may also find that work needs to be done. It’s not starting again, like all Rx’s it’s slowing down, going over, reviewing. Something of the old and new may need to come together for the future projects. Rx phrase indicates that the process may slow down.

Watch out for emotions being bottled up, find a release for this pressure, Mars is a high, outward vibe and does not like being slowed or shut down. Frustration and impatience can happen.

Mars joins, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter all in Rx. This also slows many situations down.

Dates for Mars conjunct South Node – 20 July, Rx + 26 Sep – direct.

Mars retrograde from June 26th – August 27th.

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius from June 26-August 12 and Capricorn from August 12-27.

Mars enters its retrograde zone on May 12th, 2018, @ 28° Capricorn
Mars retrograde on June 26th, 2018, @ 9° Aquarius Rx
Mars direct on August 27th, 2018, @ 28° Capricorn
Mars leaves retrograde zone, October 8th, 2018 @ 9° Aquarius

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Mars Retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn 2018
from cafeastrology.com

Full Moon in Scorpio: Darkness pulls you out!

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Full moon is square to north and south nodes + sextile to Saturn.

The layers that you have build around you, disintegrate, the past that you were buried under slowing falls away under the shadow and light of this full moon.

The energy is high, emotions are intense, the square puts you in a crisis mode, you want to stay in the stable, secure place, that your kinda comfy in. But the old is worn out and stale/stagnate, it no longer brings passion. To leave the old behind is scary, to face the new is unknown, this makes you feel uncomfortable and unsure. Brings in the fear.

Deep inside you want passion, connection, your spirit to feel challenged and alive. you want an authentic feeling, presence and essence to shine from you. To hang on is hard, to not let go is way harder. Bring peace to your heart, seek inside for the answers.

Allow what your deep emotions are telling you to do, it’s time to cross over. To let the shadows, the pain dissolve and come into the light.

Saturn/moon meet up with a harmonious sextile to help you to cross, a gentle nudge, push for your success. This does help with some nourishment, nature, comfort and security. They will also help crystallize the changes from the past that you are making. You have a good chance of success, a positive change.

Go steady, be determined, be sure. Trust the process, feel empowered and follow your heart to transformation and healing.

Astro Aspects,31st Oct, 2017!

 

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VENUS in Libra trines South Node in Aquarius, sextiles North Node in Leo. Past relationship/friendships may easily, smoothly move forward or come together with help from the Nodes.
This makes things easier, when working out where this relationship/partnership stands, either in love or social connections. Helps with conversation, expressing needs and wants.
There is a blend of easy, flow working towards harmony for all.

Astro Aspects, 30-31st, Oct, 2017!

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*Sun in Scorpio trine Moon in Pisces, it’s a supportive/successful aspect, Scorpio Sun, brings intensity to the sweet, magical vibe, Pisces Moon is surrender, faith.
You go deeper into waters, have courage, submerge, let go.
 
*Mercury in Scorpio squares South Node in Aquarius, North Node in Leo. Squares brings intensity, brings in choices, it’s a blocked energy/aspect from the past and to the future.
You have to do Mercury to move forward, and that’s digging into stuff the pops up/sudden (Aquarius), basically, have that conversation, get that information, think deeply about it. You may not really know, feel unsure, to move forward or stay in the past. There is a part of you that will want to hide, keep it hidden. Brace yourself, dig deep, trust, step into the unknown future (Leo, heart).
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Go towards the GOLD, New moon in Leo, 22nd Aug, 2017!!!

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NEW MOON in LEO, 22nd, Aug @4:28 am (aest) + it’s  a solar eclipse. Sun and Moon conjunct, Mars is still close by, Trines to Saturn and Uranus.

Eclipses are powerful because they bring change, they open thing up, the universe steps in to lend a hand.

It’s a new moon in Leo, tapping into your heart of gold, finding the gold within you. It may take time, effort and courage to leap into the future path that this eclipse will take you, it’s energy hangs around for at least 6 months. Like most things it does take time to create and Leo is about creating something new for your future life.

Saturn and Uranus, (both dealing with future stuff), in a harmonious aspect to this new moon, solar eclipse, you may find that there will be some stabilizing, structure, to whatever awakening element that you may find yourself in.

Aquarius is the south node, the past, Leo is the north node future. It’s time to create a new road for yourself. Mars is pushing you along helping with courage, action you take and being brave as it’s time to leave something behind. It’s the only way.

The past few weeks have been a struggle for sure, coming out of the full moon in Aquarius also an eclipse, so things would have been shaken up and stirred, mentally and emotionally, felt messy and intense for sure. Here you may feel somewhat stronger and hopefully less stressed or traumatized by all the events which have taken place in that time. Aquarius, ruled by Uranus is the great awakener and on some level you have been too.

Stepping into the Leo energy, the north node, future path, leaping forward following your heart, with passion, strength, courage, and openness for a more creative, authentic expression of you and life. Finding your true spirit/passion/purpose and shine it out into the world. With a pure heart, integrity.

But it’s not easy shaking of all of the old stuff, picking yourself up, when you have been knocked down. Be brave, know you can face it all. With the spirit of a lion roaring from inside of you, find the gold within yourself once more, let go of the past traumas, and pain. I know it’s been one hell of a journey to get you here, and you are not done yet.

Find your gold and run with it.

  • Pull out your birth chart, get one done to see how the influence of the eclipse energy will affect your future life.
  • The houses below will give you an idea of where the eclipse will impact you. Working with the Asc, you need to know your birth chart for this.

 

Keep in mind the past is Aquarius, this is a place/house where life/stuff is getting mucked about, to be let go off. Leo is the future, a place where you need to create a new expression.

Leo Asc – 1st house(future) and 7th house(past)

You are birthing a creative new way of expressing yourself in relationship/partnership, you are being more driven by instinct and desire you go out and get what you want, instinctual, natural impulse working with you. Primal energy coming through.

Cancer Asc – 2nd – 8th house

You may find that you can be resourceful, areas around money, self-worth, how resourceful are you, or do you depend on others too much (8th house stuff)? Time for you to get resourceful and look out for yourself.

Gemini Asc – 3rd – 9th house

Finding new creative ways to communicate, thinking for yourself, networking, immediate environment. Siblings, talking,  writing, communication. Your mind, your perception.

Taurus Asc – 4th – 10th house

Finding new creative ways to be with family, build a family, build a stronger emotional base for you, finding stabling in your inner world, your feelings. Staying home, nurture and taking care of you and yours. Comforts, security, safety.

Aries Asc – 5th – 11th house

Time to really create yourself a new, be more authentic and original, move away from the crowd, do it your way. Fun, play, and most of all create something for you that is worthwhile and that you can share. Create, expressing yourself through your passion and heart. Create, be creative.

Pisces Asc – 6th – 12th house

Find creative new ways to get into your daily life, work, give, be of service to others, look at the details of your life. Get real and have a reality check. Pay attention to you body, health and healing. Get a job if you need to, stop dreaming, or better still bring the dream into reality.

Aquarius Asc – 7th – 1st house

Find new creative ways in your relationship, listen, find the beauty in all of them. It’s about you and the other, let go of, the it’s only me stuff. Find balance and harmony, romance in your relationships, level things out again.

Capricorn Asc – 8th – 2nd house

Find new and creative ways in your intimate relationships, or you really need to get intimate, yes that’s right go get yourself some. It’s about sharing all you have with another, developing deeper bonds with others, maybe you have to be more open, you can’t do it all yourself. It may get deep, messy, passionate and raw. However it will be transformative and powerful

Sagittarius Asc – 9th – 3rd house

Find creative, new ways to express yourself in the world, learn from other cultures, broaden your horizons, get the bigger picture, get out of your head and get in touch your natural intuitive self. Get out of the city and go into nature, explore. Check into what you believe in, your attitude.

Scorpio Asc – 10th – 4th house

Finding new ways to creatively expressing yourself through your work, career, maybe it’s time to get serious about your life, your job, your standing in the community. Perhaps you need to get out of the house more.

Libra Asc – 11th – 5th house

Finding ways to creatively express yourself in groups, community, friends. Get some brilliant future insights to help you with your future, go big. Think about your future. Liberate yourself somehow, find the rebel within you.

Virgo Asc – 12th – 6th house 

Finding ways to create a more spiritual life, connect with the divine, mediate. Get out of the daily grind of work and the details. Spend more time by yourself, delving deeper into what the cosmos has to tell you. This is, the let go and let god, it will take, faith, trust and belief in a higher power and being. Surrender to spirit. Live a more spiritual life. Just let go a little if you can.

Take the time to be alone and reflect, review during this new moon, an ending is happening and a new one is being born. ❤

  

 

 

Full Moon in Aquarius, August 8, 2017!

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Yes…..it’s that time again when the eclipses shadows your life. A turning point of fate!

  • Take a step back and detach from the old baggage, past traumas and emotional connections. Allow a space to enter for you to connect or reconnect.

It may be time to really take a look at you and how you see yourself in the world, what is your part, are you really being you. Or have you blended in so much that you are like the rest of the crowd?

Full moon in Aquarius. Take a look at the individual self in context to the self when you are in a group, community, humanity. How do you fit in, define yourself by the group. Aquarius likes the group, humanity and is drawn to this, socializing, friends. But, is not the group, likes to still be an individual, seeks freedom, likes to invent or reinvent the self. Not too much confinement by others, Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, after all, resist and the rebel.

How do you mix in, best approach is to be detached somewhat in groups, observe, have a higher perspective and view, don’t be defined by that group, you decide how much is you and how much you want to blend in or be in.

Sun and Mars are in Leo, shining it’s light brightly, time to take action in your individuality, identity, have your own thought, opinion, purpose and goal. Maybe find a new group or friends to play with that are in lineaments to you. A place or group in which you can shine your essence in a natural and authentic way. And, so can everyone else.

  • Basically you have to be yourself now. 

Watch out for the Mars element as some may be to assertive, irritable, rude and just pissed off. Be Leo, take some pride and respect in all that you do here. It may call for some higher ground taking.

Uranus rules Aquarius, so there is a breaking away feel to this eclipse, Uranus is Rx, so change is going to happen. Time to run with a new crowd, put some distance between you and others, have a breathing space for new to come in.

Jupiter is moving away from Pluto(power plays, transformation), Pluto is quincunx  this full moon, so Pluto can still bring an edge to the power games or mood people play. Jupiter’s in a harmonious expect so will smooth some of the way for you.  

Neptune is quincunx too, so some doubt or confusion, may be floating around at this time.  It may be a blur.

Fate –  Fated – Destiny, is here. The North node in Leo, is the place you are heading for. Fun, play, creative expression of you. It is time to shine your light out there into the world. Live, life by the heart. Find your passions and fire. What is it that keeps you going. What brings the fire to your belly. So….. whatever is happening just know that it is in your favor even it does not seem like it or feel like it at the time.

Time to be you, step up and out, live a life with more passion and heart.

 

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