This Taurus New moon opens the gateway for the forthcoming eclipse season. We have an eclipse within this lunar cycle on May 26th. For those of us in the northern hemisphere this will be a total lunar eclipse (ideally visible in the western parts of US, Canada and Mexico). We also have an annular solar eclipse on June 10th, visible in the western sates of US as well as Canada.
I will cover in future podcasts the intricacies of these eclipses, suffice to say that this new moon in Taurus is the portal opener for the forthcoming transformational eclipse season. New moons are new beginnings, and eclipses are times of intense transformation. This new moon will likely shed some light upon some deep seated patterns or subconscious patterns that are ready to be released.
In that vein, we have an avatar, Mary Magdalene, present to support us in these times. An avatar is simply a broad category for an ascended being. An "ascended being" a person who incarnated into physical form so as to help humanity as a whole evolve and ascend. The list of avatars is extensive and it includes Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Mary Magdalene, Saint Germain, Serapis Bey.. along with many many others.
I mention in the broadcast about Mary Magdalene being the divine feminine compliment to Jesus, and how her lore has been shrouded and kept from us in the presentation of widely presented scriptural texts. I offer that she is written about in several "unpublished" chapters of scripture and is said to be the divine feminine counterpart to the ascended master Jesus. (As with everything, take only what feels good and right for you from these offerings).
If she was the divine feminine counterpart to the divine masculine Jesus, then Mary Magdalene certainly has some things to share with us now. Actually and ideally she is simply supporting us in remembering. I offer in the podcast that she has always been here, and will always be ere for us as the physical embodiment of divine feminine energy.
The Super Full Moon in Scorpio takes place on April 26/27 and provides us the challenge and invitation to move beyond linear time.
We have a T-square between la luna in Scorpio, Saturn in Aquarius, & our Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mercury in Taurus. This combined with the general shift of energies from Aries into Taurus support us in grounding down and moving within.
I discuss this in detail in the podcast above as well as offer a mediation to support us in moving through fears and making the changes in our beliefs, feelings and behaviors that are powerfully necessary right now!
I mention in the podcast that this full moon offers us the opportunity to shift from linear to circular time. This is a concept I have been grappling with for several years, it is now becoming more clear. One possible metaphor is that humanity has been on a conveyor belt of sorts, where we've been fed information about what is true and real and how to live and be. This information, while somewhat helpful is only part of the information available to us now. Every person has free will and sovereignty to choose the story and the timeline that feels most suitable for them. The linear timeline has us beholding to the way things were, as if that is the only truth available.
I offer in the podcast that circular time offers the possibility that there is an infinite potential for each of us, as well as for our collective. Circular time embraces the cycles of the universe: planets, sun, moon, stars, as well as seasons of our mother earth. We are after all children of Her. Microcosms to the macrocosm of Her. Her cycles have always been circular. During this super full moon She is calling us home.
Ceres was the first and largest asteroid to be officially sighted orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Although Ceres is still considered an asteroid by astrologers, astronomers have elevated her status to "Dwarf Planet."
As I mention in the broadcast, the myth of Ceres as per Greco Roman times leaves much to be discovered and rewritten. I offer in the broadcast that Ceres, as Demeter, as mother of Persephone (goddess of sprig and the underworld) consciously chose her mate as Zeus/Jupiter (king of the gods). Ceres herself is the goddess of protecting the process of transformation, as such she is showing up in our skies at this time to support us on our collective and personal transformational process.
Ceres glyph is a sickle and the cross of matter; the sickle represents Ceres' connection with agriculture and her role as the nourisher of mankind. The cross represents physical reality, and the four elements of matter: air, fire, earth, and water.
Also aligned in the skies a this new moon is the dwarf planet Eris. Discovered relatively recently, deemed a dwarf plant beyond Pluto, ultimately coming to hold her own status beyond Pluto. Eris means business as a warrior goddess and sister of Aries. After the discovery of Eris, Pluto became a dwarf planet as well! There are two glyphs for Eris, form on and form two.
Eris form one is very similar to what we now cal the Labrys. The Labrys, or double Moon-Axe, is found in many parts of the pre-patriarchal world. This is worth an entirely new blog post! I discuss it in the Goddess Consciousness course in more detail. for now we can consider that the glyph of Eris is invoking not only the triple moon goddess (maiden-mother-crone) but in particular the warrior goddess.
Have a look at the Labrys as Golden Moon-Axe from pre-patriarchal Crete below.
Eris form two is an interesting twist on what we know in astrology as the symbol for mars. Mars' symbol, however has the arrow pointed up and out to the right, as if to express forward momentum and action. Eris' glyph has the same symbol pointed directly downward, as if to say "down and in", which is a definitely aspect of feminine power. It is also interesting to note that Eris is said to be the sister and feminine counterpart to Aries, and Aries is ruled by Mars. So this glyph apps denoted the feminine nature of warriorship.
We have a beautiful super full moon in Libra on March 28/29 2021. Which aligns with two astrological events which I discuss on the broadcast above. First, we have the Sun, Chiron & Venus aligned in tight conjunction at 8 degrees of Aries. Second, we have a grand trine of the Moon in Libra, Mars in Gemini with Saturn in Aquarius. All of these events are supporting us in achieving a new state of transformed balance; a state of light and love.
In the broadcast I mention the Egyptian's understanding of Venus as the Goddess Sekhmet as well as the "Revised Venus Theory". You can find more information on this here.
The image to the left shows the statue of Sekhmet located in the Karnak Temple. Specifically this statue of Sekhmet in a very small chapel of the temple of Ptah in the Precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak Temple. The statue receives light only from a small hole in the ceiling, which makes it a very impressive figure when you enter in the chapel and your eyes gradually adjust to the light level. The statue is about 2 meters or roughly 6 feet tall.
Over the years tourists have captured miraculous and beautiful images of light coming down as visitors came to visit with this statue of Sekhmet.
My interpretation of these images is that the cameras captured the light waves that were occurring as these individuals interacted with this goddess. As with everything, take only what feels good and true and empowering for you.
Join me for a live gathering Sunday March 28th at 12 noon pacific time. If you happen to miss it, it will be recorded and you can find the recording on the same page as the link to our gathering. You can find it here or by clicking the image below.
Welcome to the new moon in Pisces, which occurs on March 13, 2021. We have the beginning of a new way of being with this new moon. A way of being that is sync with the energies of the universe, this involves the surrender of our ego and rational mind, and a willingness to be in flow with the energies arriving on our planet.
I mention in the broadcast that these energies will continue to arrive in waves over the next three years. Preparing us bit by bit for truly living in the age of Aquarius. In 2023 we will have another massive shift as Pluto enters into Aquarius and stays there for 20 years! Pluto is known for transformation, as in death of old ways and rebirth of new ways. We get a sense of what that might mean beginning with this new moon.
In conjunction with the new moon in Pisces, we have the Goddess Amphitrite. I discuss in the broadcast her myth and legend and how she was so much more that what Greek and Roman myths say about her. Her origins can be found in Africa and her worship as a solo goddess existed far before the was depicted a consort and wife of Poseidon.
What's important for the purposes of our expansion today is that we allow her to remind us how to be in flow. Surrender of control, release of fear, and willingness to let go of familiar ad habitual ways of doing and being. These are also in sync with the energies of Pisces.
I discuss the patriarchal myth of Poseidon snatching Amphitrite against her will and taking her off to marry her and offer a wider lens to view this goddess and experience her primordial energies. Below are two Roman and Greek depictions of Amphitrite.
Roman civilization, 1st century A.D. Fresco depicting Poseidon and Amphitrite. (Pompei)
Poseidon and Amphitrite, Greco-Roman mosaic C4th A.D. (Louvre)
To more broadly experience her magic, we are invited to dive into the depths of the ocean. Even in Greek and Roman times she was depicted to live in a cave at the bottom of the sea, where those who wished to gain her help could go to meet her and receive help and guidance. We do just that in our mediation for this new moon.
Finally, I mentioned the role of Pluto in creating the Solar Flares that come from our Sun. As we prepare for 2023 and Pluto's entry into Aquarius, we will likely see and experience many more solar flares than in the past. I discuss solar cycles and solar flares in the broadcast, but want to offer a little more information on them below for you.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, Solar Cycle 25 began in December 2019 and is expected to peak in 2025, according to the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel, an international group of experts co-sponsored by NASA and NOAA.
Specifically, December 2019 was the “solar minimum” or period of least solar activity in the 11-year solar cycle of the Sun.
"In direct contradiction to the official forecast, a team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is predicting that the Sunspot Cycle that started this fall could be one of the strongest since record-keeping began. In a new article published in Solar Physics, the research team predicts that Sunspot Cycle 25 will peak with a maximum sunspot number somewhere between approximately 210 and 260, which would put the new cycle in the company of the top few ever observed." (excerpt from sciencedaily.com You can read the rest of the article here.)
Finally it is interesting to consider that scientists still do not know how to predict solar flares and solar cycles. Yet astrologers know that the activity of outer planets (Neptune, Uranus and Pluto) have an effect on solar flares. As it is when these planets are actively beaming information from the universe to our Sun (so that our sun and send this information to the inner planets) is when there are solar flares. As if the Sun getting excited about by activity of receiving new energetic information and sending it out!
As I write in late February we approach a powerful full moon in Virgo on February 27, 2021. We also have the energies of the Aquarius Stellium as well as the first of three Saturn square Uranus events in 2021. I discuss the potential meanings of these astrological alignments in the broadcast linked above.
I got the nudge to share in this blog post more information about the nature of transformation that we are experiencing in 2021. There are several themes that we've likely felt at the start of this year that will be continuing throughout 2021. I outline four below:
1) Staying Present -
Now more than ever we are invited and gently (or not so gently) encouraged to stay present. This means not running off into the future, as might be an old habit that is ready for upgrade. Consider that every time we run off into the future not only do we leave behind the power of our creativity in the present moment, but we actually limit our potential by painting a picture with tools that are soon to be outdated and upgraded. There is SO MUCH potential for expansion, we haven't even scratched the surface of a vast new way of being in the world and with each other. The analogy here is drawing a future vision with crayons, which is quite beautiful to behold... not even knowing that watercolor painting exists and can be used to blend and add layers and dimensions of experience.
2) Time Line Shifts -
Have you felt things slow down to a seeming stop, only to speed up and happen immediately? As we step off of the track of linear time, we come to realize time as a construct is both circular and happens in packets. I say time is a construct because it is simply a way to thinking about and experiencing the world. A hummingbird likely does not experience time in the same way that we do, nor does our dog or a new born infant. We've been conditioned to experience time as linear, when it is potentially so much more. I will discuss time in packets and circles in an upcoming Conscious Co-Creation gathering on March 3, 2021. Mark your calendars and join my email list to get information on how to join us!
3) Connecting to Earth -
Now more than ever are feeling the call to return to right relations with our mother earth. The natural events that have taken place in the past year might seem scary or cataclysmic, they are actually our earth rebalancing herself. She seeks tone able to support life, she has been and will continue to give us signs to readjust our lifestyle and values towards all life. It occurs to me as I write this that humanity is Miley so far off course that we might not even know what to do or how to change to get back to right relations with her and all of life. Mother Earth is offering a simple practice that will bring about profound shifts: stay close to the land (her skin), connect with the plants and animals (her children), take in deep breaths of fresh air (her breath of life), drink and enjoy her pure waters.
4) Harnessing the Power of Our Consciousness -
This has been a theme through 2020, and in 2021 we are invited to step fully into what we understand about our own innate power to create worlds. We are at the same time invited to open to learn and expand and grow in ways we never thought possible. Put simply our constant attention to the vibration we are offering. More on this at our gathering on March 3 2021!
We have a strong amount of Aquarian energy present in this new moon! Not only the la luna in Aquarius, but also the Stellium I mentioned in the previous broadcast is in activation through February 18th. SO we have the Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mercury as well as Chariklo in Aquarius!
We spend time this broadcast diving more deeply into what Aquarian energy actually might mean and feel like. To support us in this endeavor the Egyptian Goddess Nekhbet is present.
Nekhbet is the Egyptian white vulture goddess and protector of Egypt and the Pharaohs. She was referred to as "Mother of Mothers, who hath existed from the Beginning". She was the patron goddess of the Upper Egypt city of Nekheb (modern day El Kab), from which her name derives. Nekheb was the site of a temple to the goddess and housed the oldest oracle in Egypt. Nekhbet was also the patron of nature and of childbirth, who was depicted as the nurse of the future king during his infancy.
Nekhbet as a goddess of the heavens was associated with both the moon and the sun as she was called 'Eye of Ra'. In the first image (the image for this broadcast) we see Goddess Nekhbet on the left, the Eye or Ra at center and Goddess Wadjet on right. Following the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, Nekhbet was paired with Wadjet, the protective cobra goddess of Lower Egypt and the goddesses were together referred to as the "Two Ladies".
As we weave our way through the first part of February 2021 we have a Stellium of planets in Aquarius. A stellium happened when 3 or more plants are conjunct in the same sign. Conjunctions are typically seen as powerful times and can be challenging or flowing depending on the planets involved. Here we have the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn.. as well as the asteroids Chariklo and Palas Athena. Aquarius being a masculine, fixed air sign.. is inviting us to take action (masculine) be committed (fixed) and consider the power of our thoughts and vibrations (air). Aquarius' energy is exceptionally heightened due to the stellium and can be used to accelerate positive change in our lives. We will be feeling these energies from February 2nd through the 18th of this month, with a peak (or peek into the future) happening around the new moon on February 11th.
We have strong energies supporting us towards transformation right now. This "support" however may feel like we're being catapulted into the unknown.. as there is a strong T-square that takes over the entirety of the chart for this Leo Full Moon. We are essentially being challenged right now, in ways that are rely personal for our soul. As I discuss in the broad cast the challenge is actually a simple one, to simply keep going. To continue to beat the drum of the world we want to see, to vibrate and breathe and be the way we want to feel.. because it is our fee willed choice.
In general, astrological aspects show a dialogue between planetary principles/ energies, but the t-square configuration is a dynamic pattern that links and inter- locks these energies. By its very nature, a T-square ties up at least three houses in a chart, and if we take into account each leg’s rulership of other houses, this configuration can link even more.
Have a look at the chart for this full moon below.
A T-square looks like a big triangle, it is formed when (at least) two planets in opposition (180°) both aspect a third planet by square (90°). This third planet, known as the focal planet or apex, is situated around the midpoint of the opposition.
Here we have the moon at the bottom of the chart opposing the sun at the top (Sun is conjunct Jupiter and Saturn). The moon and sun are both square to Uranus, Mars and Black Moon Lilith (which sits and the 9 o’clock point or ascendant of this chart.)
The challenging nature of the opposition invites an awareness and balance of the planets involved. Ideally, there can be an integration of these seemingly conflicting parts. An opposition involves a polarity (in the case of the chart for this full moon we have Leo–Aquarius), and it’s important to understand the interplay between these signs. Leo rules the heart and is regal, self-confident, exuberant and committed. Aquarius rules the higher mind and is extroverted while fighting of a cause, seeking freedom and radical change/reform. The polarity presented here (remember polarity is an illusion in realms beyond the 3rd dimension!) is the refined regal nature of Leo and the other worldly nature of Aquarius. They aren’t necessarily that different but this opposition shows us the ways that each sign is unique.
Both ends of this opposition are in square to the focal planet, in this case a bundle of conjoined planets (Mars, Uranus and Black Moon Lilith in Taurus). Squares appear as dynamic seeming obstructions along our path — they require effort in order to create something of value. Our greatest life accomplishments can be described by the nature of the planets in square to each other. At worst, they can seem like the hardest tests we face; we feel frustrated or paralyzed until we master them. With squares, we are invited to remember the nature of fear: it is simply a obstacle for us until we become present and simply choose to keep going on the path of our heart's desire.
Let's look into the meaning and symbolism of Uranus: the planet of transformation rebellion, intuition, freedom and innovation.
Uranus is likely unexpected energy. It contains the stuff that's been lingering all around us that has yet to congeal and pop itself into existence. As we witness Uranus so powerfully speaking in the astrology and cosmology of January 2021 we are invited to consider what it is that we ourselves might be ignoring/seeking as flip sides of the same coin.
This January we have Uranus stationing direct 1/14 & Jupiter square Uranus exactly on 1/16. We also have Saturn square Uranus for much of 2021, though not exact.
As I mention in the broadcast, squares typically speak of conflict. I would like to suggest here that this square is a "challenge" for us to meet with our higher selves and bring to light the world we want to see.
Introspective Challenge to Create a New World!
So the idea is two fold: first the we take responsibility for the embodiment of the change we want to see (no small task here folks! this will likely be an ongoing theme of 2012).
And second that we endeavor to connect with those around the world who are feeling the same call. This is not a lighthearted call, it is a soul calling. We are being called to connect beyond ego, beyond self, beyond everything that we know as true... So as to seed a new bright future :)
Finally I mention in the broadcast a you tube video I put together for the new moon this past week. You can find the video below.
Lisa Marie Haley