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.

 

New Moon in Libra, 9th Oct, 2018…..to balance it out!

 

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Libra Girl by tararojing

 

*quincunx Neptune
*square Pluto

It’s been a long, rough road, take a breath and pause from everything that’s happening internally and especially from the external world around you.
The Libra New Moon comes along to help you get back to your center self. Like most people, you have probably gone so far from this place of balance or equilibrium, it just seem like a distant shore or a memory.

Venus Rx in Scorpio is in the underworld, letting go, to be reborn as the morning star, and so are you. This is the time to recharge, and address ALL that you have gone through, to get back to that  place within you that know’s what it wants or whats lacking. Without taking time out for you, to address all of your relationship, with people, situations or even things that you value, you may not be able to move forward with or into your hearts desire.

It’s a Libra new moon, you want to get back to center, to find that place within you that’s calm and in charge, so that whatever is happening in the external world you can approach it and make choices, decision and not be reactive or acting on impulse.

Venus rules Libra, Venus themes – love, money, relationship and values are playing a part of the New Moon. You may be addressing the want or desires around these themes. Important to find the center first so you can make really good choices around your hearts desire.

This New Moon squares Pluto, brings in some intensity and fear around transformation or change. Pluto makes way for the new to enter, but before this can happen the old must go, this may be or feel like a loss or something is going. You may feel like everything has dried up, gone or withering away. There is the natural order or the natural way, this is Libra getting it all back to equilibrium.

A quincunx to Neptune, makes it feel a little slippery, adjustment may need to be made around any fears you have in regards to getting what you want. Just hold on, find the center, and wait it out when this mood or feeling comes over you. Let the Neptune part dissolve any barriers or fears you have about the changes you are making.

Find the time to rest, to find some peace.

New Moon in Virgo, 10th September, 2018!

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Art by Gabi Xavier

 

Moon conjunct Sun in Virgo
Moon opposite Neptune in Pisces
Moon sextile Jupiter in Scorpio
Moon trine Pluto in Capricorn

Being a new moon it’s the start of something new, plus you’re coming out of eclipses. Where are you now? what shifts and changes have finely fallen into place, since May.

In Virgo you want to clear out, tidy up and stick with working at the details/facts, this is for improvement, upgrade, to make something better.
Since Pluto is involved it may come with some intensity or deep focus.
Jupiter wants to expand or you may find that you’re looking through a magnifying glass to get to the details, you want to see clearly or perhaps you just want it to be as near perfect as you can get.

Pluto and Jupiter are supporting this New Moon for transformation and growth, so….
You want to start out right.
Don’t take shortcuts.

Neptune can make it all a little fuzzy or blurred, you may find that you lose the thread or focus, you just can’t seem to get it right or it doesn’t feel quite right, so take the time. But stay the course, especially if it’s something that is really worth your while.

Neptune can often mean an ending or releasing of something, allow the Virgo energy to help you sort out what this is, Virgo is asking for you to improve your life. Take the time to contemplate what that is. It’s sifting and sorting now that leads you further down the path to a better place. But, it’s best done in Virgo’s way, the details and work.

It’s a New Moon in Virgo, have patience, be discerning with what you are doing. Tend to and take the care that is needed.

Jupiter trine Neptune, 20th, August, 2018!

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The last trine (Dec 2017, May 25th & 20th Aug, 2018) between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.

A situation in your life is wrapping up, another easy flow or maybe a no fuss way to move it along. During this time you may have been given an opportunity to go deep down into your emotions or fears with whatever this pair brought up for you. Jupiter (expansion) and Neptune (spiritual) both have a transcendent/dissolving feel or way about them, this was part of the journey, whether big or small in many ways it was scary with what was happening, it may have felt out of your control and out of control and it probably was or is. In some way a path of least resistance was guiding you or making it easy for you.
Dealing with Jupiter, Neptune, Scorpio and Pisces there is always edginess to whatever they bring, even with Jupiter’s optimism/hope, Neptune’s faith in the cosmos has your back approach, to me there is always moment of fear/panic as you really do have to have FAITH, TRUST that whatever is being shown to you is for your highest good, and “you got this” you have to let go, unclasp your hands and hope to hell that something or someone eventually grabs you again and you feel safe.
There is of course a deeper, more meaningful aspect going on here for you, look beyond the surface and go deep, that’s the gold that Jupiter in Scorpio is taking you to.
Below is the original post from Dec, and May.

Jupiter likes to expand, Neptune dissolves the barriers or limits, a combo of these two especially in a trine, you just want to float along, get lost, submerge yourself into something lovely. You want to just let go, it’s a blissful feeling you want to sink into.

It can be a time of hope, optimism, faith and a spiritual journey. It may also be for some of you the push ahead you need, to move along as you feel more inspired, grateful, creative. Pay attention to your dreams or imagination, intuition may be higher and more finely attuned.

You may find what starts for you now is a journey you go on and you may just slide right into it, you want to go beyond the place you are. This can be anything depending on what is happening in your personal birth chart, or your goals and where you’re headed.
Do keep this in mind, is it right for you, time will tell? if all keeps going well, you feel good, you grow, if it’s not right for you, you will eventually hit the bottom, the blissful feeling goes. You may have been dealing with illusion, addictions,  (Jupiter and Neptune both in water signs) can throw that into the mix, you generally just want to feel better or something other than what you have been feeling.
And trines make things easy for you.

 

New Moon in Gemini, 14th June, 2018!

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PHOTO: WEHEARTIT

As I write, the moon is slowing moving towards the Sun, the balsamic phrase, you let go, a dying off, for the New Moon in Gemini, I gotta say it’s uneasy, uncomfortable, some angst and stress is moving along with it.

Gemini, sign of ideas, thoughts, communication, learning and sharing. An air sign full of bright ideas. This New Moon not so much with the mind or clarity as there is too much other stuff going on. You may have to wait till after the Sun and Moon meet up and move apart to set your intention. Perhaps not an easy New Moon, one to sit and wait it out, feel it, go with it, do not try to force anything, it’s a time just to allow, there is a reason for it, maybe you do not know right now, but you will.

Moon squares Neptune, fogs it all up, feels like you cannot grasp hold of the idea, thought is scattered, thinking is clouded.

Mercury ruler of Gemini moves into Cancer a few hours before this New Moon, brings in feelings, moves you into your body, out of the head adds a touch more heat and emotion.
Venus, after the New Moon leaves Cancer and enters Leo, the personal planets shift and change which makes it all wobbly.

A t-square is forming between Saturn in Capricorn + Mercury in Cancer + Chiron in Aries, it’s tense, hits a sore spot or you feel extra sensitive to all that is around you. It’s a struggle, you feel pushed down or in, stay in the moment, feel it, try to observe it all, (Gemini) Chiron in Aries, you want to get going, take action, here you feel vulnerable, feel like the fire is out. Stay on track, know you have got it in you to proceed onwards.
These three are all meeting together, so something is happening however difficult it is hang in there. You have to work with Mercury’s intuitive perspective with Saturn’s rules/structure and organization and Chiron, well, wants you to use your pain or sore spot to be the fire that sets you free and keeps you moving. The intensity they bring may be the gift, if you work with it. Whats missing from the mix is Libra’s balance and logic, find a center point, a conduit to channel all of this energy. Not just a mind New Moon, its body and emotions.

Pluto quincunx(adjustment) Sun and Moon in Gemini(ideas, information, truth) energy that just don’t fit well together, another layer of intense emotions sitting just underneath the surface, anything to do with Pluto is an unraveling, what is Pluto’s role, to make you eventually feel empowered, you know like you got some, removes whatever is making you feel powerless.

Moon enters Cancer @ 5:19 pm, you may want to find yourself some comfort, let your emotions settle, but know deep inside that something is changing, shifting and turning.

As always look at YOUR birth chart to see how this is working for you or if it affects you at all.

 

 

 

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

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Layers of Impossibility by ArthurBlue

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

June 2018!

June 2018!

June starts off emotional, coming off a full moon in Sagittarius, it feels like the push-off from the side, allowing your emotions to drift you out, it’s uncomfortable, feels unstable. It will take a whole lot of faith and trust not only in yourself and your skills, talents and gifts, in others and the cosmos too.

Venus + Jupiter + Neptune Grand Trine – June 1st & 2nd
Sun conjunct Mercury – 6th
Mercury enters Cancer – 13th
New moon in Gemini – 14th
Venus enters Leo – 14th
Neptune Rx – 19th
Sun enters Cancer + Solstice – 21st
Mars Rx – 27th
Full moon in Capricorn – 28th
Mercury enters Leo – 29th

Another month of twist and turns and roundabouts.
Neptune and Mars both go Rx, adds to the other planets also Rx, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter. You get a pull back and slow or slowing down feeling. Which may not be so bad as you gotta catch up with yourself and check in with all that has been happening.

Of course the Sun changes signs and enters Cancer + Solstice time, new moon and full moon to set intentions and brings culmination and release.

Mercury the planet of communication and information is moving quickly through the signs, life happens quickly.
Mercury enters Leo by months end, it’s about true self-expression, Mercury goes Rx in July and Eclipses are coming. Best to take the time at the end of month for some reflection and tuning in, tapping into the internal and external changes that have taken place.

Ending, beginnings and all of the damn things in between.

“In the end, it all begins” ― Saji Ijiyemi

 

 

 

 

Full Moon in Sagittarius, 30th, May, 2018! urge for Freedom pushes you along!

 

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Blend the past and the future together, one step at a time you move/weave to the next stage or part of your life. Let go, loosen the grip and most of all of have Faith.

– Grand water trine Venus in Cancer, Jupiter Rx in Scorpio and Neptune In Pisces.
– Moon in Sag trines the Leo North Node
– Sun in Gemini trines the Aquarius South Node.
– Sun sextiles North node
– Sun quincunx to Saturn in Capricorn.
– Sun, North Node, Saturn = Yod

Moon in Sag, seeking freedom, adventure, expansion, faith, wisdom and so much more. Sun in Gemini the details, information, communication and choices is the way to get this freedom. Move through, step by step, it all unfolds to take you further. And you may find it happens quickly with Gemini’s influence.

Grand water trine is the undercurrent that brings in a beautiful flow. Jupiter(expansion/freedom/faith), Venus(love/value/desire) and Neptune(spirit/faith).
This is useful as it helps to move you out. If opportunity comes your way, take a look at it, as it’s a stepping stone, to other ways of being and living. Plus the nodes are involved in this full moon, a purpose or more to life is trying to get your attention.

The Yod(destiny or fate), also known as the finger of God to Saturn, which is the quincunx, the uncomfortable part. A bigger plan is at work here, the external force that you have no control over is weaving the destiny of your future path. Sun shines (conscious awareness) on what you need to do/know, actions to take to meet up with the demands of Saturn(responsibilities/rules/limits). Has to be some boundaries/structure to work within. Which also helps with the grand water trine.

Sun points to the Leo north node, future path, shines the light on your purpose, identity, for you to fully start expressing your talents and gift. So shine your light, it’s the only way forward from here, no more hiding behind the old persona.

Full Moon in Sagittarius 30th May @0:20:46 am – culmination – leaving or falling away – freedom + new horizons.