Astro-Notes on April 5, 2019 – Aries New Moon

Early this morning at 1:50 am PDT did the New Moon in Aries transpire. This is the first new lunation cycle in the astrological year and an auspicious time to set intentions, which concern our self-assertion and -determination, our existence, ‘I am-ness’ or Beingness, our motivation, drive and initiative and our action-urge, courage and primal instincts. However, like the equinox itself that happened on a Full Moon, this fresh start is tied to an ending or finalization in our life’s story as Pluto’s conjunction to the South Node in Capricorn looms large in the background.

Pluto, god of the underworld, is a symbol of the seed, of our psyche, of things concealed, of subconscious forces that lie hidden below the threshold of our conscious mind and thus represents our shadow, obsessions, complexes, passions, intense emotions and compulsions. He is also a symbol of transformation, power, rebirth and renewal.

Whereas the South Node is a point of extraction, release, overcompensation and least resistance. Their coupling brings a purging or eliminating of a pattern, habit or structure from the past we have relied upon for a long time and of the way we managed our resources, potential and business in this regard. Because as ‘fate’ or circumstances would have it, this conflicts now with our future prospects and therefore, we’re confronted with the task of overhauling, reorganizing or restructuring these affairs.

A quincunx from Juno in Gemini to the Pluto-South Node conjunction in Capricorn is calling for adaptation, flexibility and adjustment in our interactions with others. Contracts could be terminated or contractors could be switched. Some bridges could be burnt. With Vesta approaching a conjunction to Chiron in Aries, we are starting over, dedicated and invested in our cause, aware of the problems, issues and battles lying ahead of us, we will have to survive and conquer and also of the possibility of hurting ourselves in the process.

We don’t really have a choice though as we cannot stop the changes, which have been set in motion by forces beyond our control. Our situation is reforming; we’re being kicked out of our comfort zone and have to go with the flow, whether we like it or not. Some bubbles might burst. Uranus in Taurus is semi-square Neptune in Pisces and semi-sextile the Vesta-Chiron conjunction. However, our success in this matter is entirely up to us and our attitude – the Pluto-South Node conjunction is square Eris in Aries. Our future sustenance is at stake here. We need to bring out our competitive spirit and promote ourselves, showing that we mean business and this requires that we become more versatile and learn new skills and at the same time we have to be mindful and come up with win-win scenarios.

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The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15:17 Aries states:

“Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset. Keynote: Attunement to the potency of invisible forces of nature – REPOTENTIALIZATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases, Pages 62-63)

Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Cups”, suggesting that there is a mutual understanding between the people involved in a relationship and that interactions are balanced and harmonious, because of an awareness of the expectations each person has, which allows for growth and very special relationships. Our focus is on win-win situations as we show kindness and thoughtfulness.

Astro-Notes on March 20, 2019 – Spring Equinox and Libra Full Moon

The Sun’s ingress to Aries at 2:58 pm PDT and crossing over the Aries Point marks the Spring Equinox and the start of the astrological year, when we not only celebrate the arrival of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, but also International Astrology Day. We’re standing at the alpha point of the zodiac again, where the ‘personal becomes political’. Day and night are of equal length today, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of the light. This is reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, where now autumn begins.

All solar festivals are quarter days in the wheel of the year that start a new season and are therefore relevant for the duration of it. However, the spring equinox can have influence over the entire year as it falls on the Aries point. The festival itself is sacred to dawn, the east, the morning star and to youth. Eostre (from whose name the direction East and the holiday Easter is derived) is a dawn goddess of the Saxons, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so is the vernal equinox the time of new life. Holidays in March are dedicated to all the great fertility goddesses, who show themselves in the blossoms, the leaves on the trees, the sprouting of the crops, the mating of birds and the birth of young animals. In the agricultural cycle, it is time for planting. We are assured that life will continue.

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Consequently, the Sun’s transit through Aries corresponds to a time of emergence, “birth”, new beginnings and self-assertiveness, when we feel the urge to initiate action, to pioneer things and to conquer unchartered territories; when self-determination, impatience and willfulness are on the rise and when we are courageous, fierce and impulsive, even daring, as we’re pushing forward. We will be strongly inclined to express our animus or the yang principle during this period and thus show a tendency to act from an instinctual and primal level.

However, this year’s Aries ingress leads right into the Libra Full Moon, which is a rare occurrence indeed and not only that – it’s the 3rd and final Full Super Moon in a row. This means that this new solar year starts with a culmination and this happens on the world axis with the Full Moon in the relationship sign Libra and the Aries Sun approaching a conjunction with Chiron, the wounded healer. The Full Moon also forms a quincunx to Uranus in Taurus.

Thus, the completions and new beginnings associated with this powerful Full Moon bring a confrontation with a wound that involves our self-assertion and sense of identity or role in a relationship situation, where an adjustment to a change in our routines is required and we need to make some progress. Both, Mars, the ruler over the sign Aries (dispositing the Sun and Chiron) and Venus, the ruler over the sign Libra (Full Moon) are in square aspect to each other and tie in Pluto in Capricorn, Vesta in Pisces and Eris in Aries. If we want to pursue our intentions and be successful with our initiatives and actions we have to change our values and priorities. Moreover, we have to be resourceful and persistent in our efforts as well as unflinching in our dedication and focused on ‘winning’, while promoting our self-interests and marketing ourselves. We need to mean business.

As the Pisces lunation cycle reaches its climax with the Libra Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Libra New Moon back in October of 2018 also comes to fruition. In the symbolical language of the Sabian Symbols we get the following story: ‘In the quiet of his study a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration’ (SS for the Pisces NM), which is resulting in him ‘becoming the embodiment of an archetype’ (keynote of the SS for the Libra FM) – in his dedication to this ‘perfect or idealized life’ he’s morphing into the role he has envisioned. Whereas ‘the boat that was in need of reconstruction after a storm’ (SS for the Libra NM from October 8) has been replaced by ‘a woman rising from the sea, a seal is embracing her’ (SS for the Aries Sun) – the repairs that have been ‘carried out’ have led to ‘the emergence of new forms, to potentiality and the impulse to be’ (keynote of the SS for the Aries Sun) that what we ‘embrace’.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 0:09 Libra states:
“In a collection of perfect specimens of many biological forms, a butterfly displays the beauty of its wings, its body impaled by a fine dart. Keynote: The immortal archetypal reality that a perfect and dedicated life reveals – MADE SACRED, becoming the embodiment of an archetype.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 0:09 Aries states:
“A woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her. Keynote: Emergence of new forms and of the potentiality of consciousness – IMPULSE TO BE.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 170-172 and 49-51)

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Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Wands”, suggesting that we’re coming out on top of a situation as things are going well and projects move right along. Thus, we seize the opportunity, are firm and act resolutely as we’re going after what we want. We stand our ground and show determination, even in the face of adversity. Our inner strength and tenacity give us the ability to meet all challenges head-on.

While Uranus was in Aries – my personal story

Zodiac_signs_Aries_sign_on_a_red_background_047509_ Uranus is placed in the 1st house of my chart and rules the 6th house of service, health and daily routines in my horoscope. Aries is the first sign of the tropical zodiac. It is a cardinal fire sign and related to emergence, beginnings, initiatives, action, conquering etc. The sign Aries begins in my 8th house and is on the cusp of my 9th house.

Uranus transiting through my 8th house (shared values, intimacy, joint ventures, mortgages etc.) finally ended my marriage, thereby liberating me from a relationship and circumstances that felt suffocating, while at the same time relieving me from shared debts and ventures. I got my freedom and independence back. For the first time (Aries) since I had moved to Canada I truly ventured out on my own and was completely on my own in this foreign country.

In March 2011 when Uranus had settled into Aries I was sending out resumes again, actively engaging in a job hunt, and once he was at 4 Aries in quincunx aspect to my Mars, I got hired. It was not a job I wanted and only a part time position, but I took every shift I could get in addition to the ones assigned to me and worked my way up, so to speak. And then, in 2013 with Uranus at 9 Aries, forming a trine with my Mercury (chart ruler), an opportunity came along to get a full-time position in a city I wanted to live in – Stratford, Ontario.

Although I didn’t get the position I had applied for, I got offered a job with benefits and regular hours for which I needed to train a lot. Besides, I was now living in Stratford and looking forward to exciting and fun weekends with my daughter, who would visit with me regularly on every 2nd weekend. However, once t Uranus in Aries engaged in a square to my Ceres (13 + in house 5), followed by a quincunx to my natal Uranus and a semi-sextile to my Chiron (14+), my daughter told me that she would move to Timmins for her certification as a licensed aircraft mechanic. Timmins is way up in Northern Ontario. My daughter could only come a couple of times during the year for a visit due to the long drive (almost 10 hours one way). Thus, I felt really lonely then and my environment had lost its appeal to me, especially since I didn’t have a circle of friends there.

However, my daughter and I had started to go on mini vacations or spend long weekends together – per example, we stayed in Toronto one Easter weekend and did something special for Canada Day weekend etc. So, as Uranus contacted my Venus and Neptune (17+) we flew to the Dominican for a 5-day all-inclusive stay in a resort. It was our first time on a real vacation on an tropical island and it was extraordinary (Uranus).

But when Uranus retrograded and contacted natal Pluto, Uranus and Chiron again in June of that year and the months following, I fell sick and got misdiagnosed, which let to me visiting the emergency room of the hospital regularly and getting one antibiotics treatment after another. It was a period of irritation, ordeals and uncertainty, during which I experienced a few gallbladder attacks the doctors didn’t recognize as such, because they were focusing on something different.

Once Uranus had reached the end of my 8th house and moved into a quincunx with my 3rd house (immediate environment, locality) Sun (22+) and a trine with my 4th house Pallas in Sagittarius (I was actively pursuing strategies to move to the west coast), my daughter was sending out job applications to BC, because she wanted to live there. She was done with Ontario and so was I – I knew I needed a fresh start as well. My daughter moved to Vancouver Island at the end of August and then found a nice condo for us in October.

Uranus hit my 9th house (long distance travel, expanding of horizons, perspectives) cusp (23 Aries) and engaged in a sextile with my 10th house North Node/trine 4th house South Node (line of destiny, axis of fate), when I followed her across the continent at the end of October 2016 after I had resolved my household. Another adventure lay ahead of us. We both started a new chapter in our life. I was still struggling with my health though, until a visit with a naturopath (a first time) led to the discovery of gallstones and subsequently put me on a waiting list for surgery.

Although I had gotten a transit from my store, where I worked in Ontario, to a store in Langford, they didn’t give me a full-time job here. Basically, I ended up with the job I had started out with when I got hired in 2013. Understandably, I was very upset and unhappy with the situation, especially since I had to work all these crazy shifts again and couldn’t spend as much time on the weekends with my daughter as we had planned. When Uranus reached 27 degrees of Aries and formed adjusting aspects to my IC/MC axis (private and professional life), I got surgery – my gallbladder (Mars, ruler over Aries) was removed and after that I quit my job with my daughter insisting to support us on her own until I would find work again . Uranus was in sextile aspect to my 6th house Saturn  when I started looking for a full-time office job and enjoying my time off work, while recovering.  In November 2017 I got a full-time job as service coordinator in a fire alarm company (Aries), where I’ve been working since.

Astro-Notes on March 6, 2019 – Uranus ingress to Taurus and Pisces New Moon

Early this morning at 00:26 am PST did Uranus, the awakener, the planet of revolution, technology and rebellion, move from assertive, action-oriented Aries into sensual, earthy Taurus. Uranus already dipped into Venus-ruled Taurus for a short time last year from May 15 to November 6, when we got a first taste of this energy. It takes Uranus 84 years to travel around the zodiac. Thus, the last time he has been transiting through Taurus was from 1935 to 1942. Over the course of the next 7 years will we see similar trends surfacing as happened back then.

While Uranus is about unconventionality, unpredictability, the future, inspiration, innovation, instability, disruptions, chaos, change, reform, liberation, independence and progress, shaking things up or turning them upside down, electrifying the airwaves and sudden and unexpected developments, Taurus is related to stability, steadfastness, security, comfort, ownership, complacency, substance, sustenance, attachment, materiality, worth, routines, repetition, persistence, endurance, sensuality, gratification, immovability, stubbornness, getting stuck in a rut, accumulating and slow build-up.

Thus, we can expect to see new trends surrounding currency, banking and finances (i.e. bitcoin), including changes in housing and stock markets, liberation from attachments, shocking disruptions to our sense of security and stability, sudden awakenings to the impermanence of things, innovations and new technologies concerning sustainable and organic systems and a lot more. There could be an increase in earthquakes; unexpected events might jolt us out of our comfort zones and our routines might be subject to change and improvisation and all of these could be very unsettling.

This major energy shift ushers in a new lunation cycle in Pisces with the New Moon conjunct Vesta and Neptune, the ruler of the sign Pisces. Although this is an auspicious time to set intentions toward letting us be guided by our intuition, imagination, vision and higher ideals and values, we have to beware of illusions, deceptions, addiction, escapism, wrong idols and projections. Moreover, during this cycle we could experience heightened sensitivity or vulnerability and be receptive towards all kind of influences. Revelations and insights could lead to illumination and self-awareness. On the other hand, we could also feel uncertain and unsure, confused, clueless, victimized and overwhelmed. The more important is it to let go of expectations and go with the flow instead.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15:47 Pisces states:

“In the quiet of his study a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration. Keynote: Reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance – SUBJECTIVE STRENGTH.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 278-279)

Tuning in to our centre (Vesta) and drawing inspiration from there will not only provide us with guidance, but also help us to focus our intent and dedicate us to a cause that could require devotion, compassion and sacrifice on our part.

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Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Pentacles”, a card that refers to encouragement due to cooperation and collaboration. Teamwork and planning are the essential ingredients toward the achievement of our goals. We’re taking the next step toward becoming established. Improvement of our situation and success are possible if we apply the necessary effort and show persistence.

Astro-Notes on February 19, 2019 – Virgo Full Moon

Yesterdays ingresses and new synodic cycles are succeeded by the Full Moon in Virgo that highlights the axis of service and sacrifice. What has been seeded at the time of the Aquarius New Moon on February 4 and even farther back at the time of the Virgo New Moon on September 9 of last year is now coming to fruition. In the symbolical language of the Sabians we get the following story: “A big business man at his desk” (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM) is seeing his reflection “in a portrait, the significant features of his head artistically emphasized” (Sabian Symbol for the FM in Virgo), which means he has gained “the capacity to picture himself clearly together with the overall meaning of the situation he’s dealing with” (keynote of the Sabian for the Virgo FM), because a “volcanic eruption” (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo NM) has ‘exploded’ into “a crowded market place” (Sabian Symbol of the Pisces Sun). Thus, his “ability to organize the many aspects of an enterprise that involves a large group of human beings” (keynote of the Sabian for the Aquarius NM) has resulted in a conflict as the “commerce, mingling and interchange” have crowded his market place (keynote of the Sabian for the Pisces Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 0:42 Virgo states:
“In a portrait, the significant features of a man’s head are artistically emphasized. Keynote: The capacity to picture oneself clearly, the salient features and the overall meaning of any life situation – DISCRIMINATION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 0:42 Pisces states:
“In a crowded market place, farmers and middle men display a great variety of products. Keynote: The process of commingling and interchange, which at all levels demonstrates the health of a community – COMMERCE.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 150-151 and 268-269, respectively)

With the Full Moon in adjusting aspects to Chiron in Aries and the Pallas-Uranus opposition, the implication is that we might have shot ourselves in the foot with our eagerness to help or serve and we might realize now that this leaves us no space to maneuver in. Therefore, the necessary adjustments have to be made by correcting some of our moves or withdrawing from certain commitments completely. Mercury in Pisces’ sextile to Saturn in Capricorn offers us a chance to become aware of our limitations in this regard and to walk away from promises we made and can’t keep or responsibilities we don’t have to take on or manage. Thus, we have to use discrimination to salvage the situation and save ourselves, so to speak. Unresolved conflicts will lead to confrontations as negotiations have reached the final stage and answers to pressing issues are being expected. The more important is it to find a balance between service and sacrifice.

Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re calling a truce and restoring harmony where it is needed. We’re working for peace and reaffirming our commitment to bonds. Thus, we create an atmosphere where we can relax, while reducing stress and tensions, and consequently have a chance to experience serenity and contentment. Generally, we can be more at ease. This card is reflective of our personal value system and of what we believe will bring us the ultimate fulfillment and happiness in life.

Astro-Notes on February 18, 2019 – Chiron in Aries

Chiron was discovered in 1977 by Charles T. Kowal. His size, position and behavior are unusual in comparison to other planetary bodies. Therefore, he has been classified as a comet and a maverick. He orbits between Saturn and Uranus, linking the traditional planets with the outer transpersonal planets. This means, Chiron is our bridge from the personal to the transpersonal, from the known (visible) to the unknown, from the old to the new and from the traditional to the progressive/futuristic.

Mythology
Chiron is the product of a union between Cronus (Saturn) and the nymph Philyra. Their mating happened after they had changed into a horse and a mare. Thus, Chiron was born half-man, half-horse, which disgusted his mother. Repulsed by his appearance, Philyra rejected her child at birth and begged the Gods to change her into anything other than what she was. Consequently, she was turned into a linden-tree and Chiron was abandoned. He would be found later on by Apollo, the Sun god, who became his foster-father and taught him many skills, such as music, prophecy, poetry and healing. Chiron became a wise man, teacher, guide, musician, healer and shaman. He was also the mentor of many famous Greek heros. Hercules was one of them and during a row with other centaurs, he accidentally wounded Chiron with a poisoned arrow. The wound was incurable and Chiron was overcome with unceasing agony, which caused him to retreat into his cave and suffer silently. As an immortal, he could not be released from the wound and was unable to heal himself. Eventually, Chiron found a way to be relieved from his pain by trading places with Prometheus, who had been chained to a rock by Zeus and had his liver picked by an eagle every day (it would regrow overnight) for stealing fire from the Gods and giving it to humanity. Part of his sacrifice was that Chiron gave up his immortality, which allowed him to die and thus, released him from his suffering.

Chiron’s Archetype
Based on his mythology, Chiron’s archetype is that of the wounded healer. Chiron’s placement in the chart reveals an area of woundedness, referring in particular to issues of abandonment, rejection, pain and suffering, we seem unable to heal from, but through the wisdom we gained from these experiences we have the ability to heal and guide others in this area. Moreover, healing can come about through shedding light on the ‘wound’, bridging or linking body and soul and personal sacrifice.

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Chiron will make ingress to Aries and cross over the Aries Point, where “the personal becomes political” early tomorrow morning at 1:07 am PST. He will be transiting this cardinal fire sign, the first sign of the zodiac, until June 19, 2026 and then will return to Aries a last time from September 18, 2026 to April 14, 2027. Chiron first made ingress to Aries last year on April 17 and stayed until September 26. On the day of the ingress last year, Saturn stationed retrograde in Capricorn. At that time, a theme or issue related to Chiron in Aries came forward and this would have involved an existential struggle that required an act of courage, initiative or self-assertion, which could have brought the fighting spirit out of us. With Saturn stationing on the same day, this involved a matter of structure, authority and control. For instance, I received my first hydro bill that day and it was a lot higher than I had expected. Once I checked my daily usage I noticed some discrepancies. This caused me to confront my landlord and the hydro company, because I was not going to accept this bill. It turned out they had invoiced me for the wrong meter. However, I was the one, who had to take charge of the issue in order to get it resolved.

With Chiron in Aries, the wound is one related to our very existence, survival and sense of Beingness or “I am” that forces us into activity as well as survival and fighting mode and also motivates us to initiate a course of action and conquer whatever is in front of us. In this regard, a whole new chapter is starting that requires a whole new approach, which has the potential to release us from the victimization, sacrifice and suffering of the last years if we live up to the challenges and struggles we’ll be undergoing for the duration of Chiron’s transit through Pisces.

In sync with this ingress, two new synodic cycles start tomorrow as well when Venus is meeting Saturn in conjunction in Capricorn and Mercury is joining Neptune in Pisces. So, these merged energies are affecting Chiron’s transit through Aries and they indicate that we have a chance now to lay down a foundation for our emotional and material needs, attachments and ambitions and work on the realization of our values and goals, while making use of our talents, worth and assets to achieve what we desire. At the same time can we shape and envision ideas and plans based on dreams, ideals and expectations or projections we’ve been fantasizing about, while being receptive and connected to everything that resonates with us. To sum it up, we have to be realistic about our worth and aware of our expectations in order to conquer our woundedness and problems.

Furthermore, the Sun in Aquarius and Pallas in Libra engage in a trine in the last degrees of their respective signs, before the Sun will make ingress to Pisces and Pallas stations retrograde. What this implies is that our personal inspiration has resulted in last minute maneuvering, negotiating or arranging for a personal cause. And this lead us into the Virgo Full Moon, which brings the Aquarius lunation cycle to its climax. The Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon states: “In a portrait, the significant features of a man’s head are artistically emphasized. Keynote: The capacity to picture oneself clearly, the salient features and the overall meaning of any life situation – DISCRIMINATION.” (Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 150-151). What a perfect expression for the Mercury- Neptune conjunction in Pisces!

The Sun’s ingress to Pisces corresponds to a period when we seek to go with the flow, when we yield and bend and are generally more compassionate, idealistic and sensitive, when we attune to our self-image, seek closure, synthesis and transcendence, when we envision our life based on dreams and longings and when we strive to become whole and also part of a larger reality. Whereas Pallas stationing retrograde in the last degree of Libra ushers in a period when we feel urged to review our strategies, tactics and approach, in particular what matters of balance, harmony, assessment, fairness and relationships concerns. All of these energies contribute to tasks we’re facing during Chiron’s transit through Aries.

For guidance on your own unique Chirotic journey, please contact me for a personalized reading. 

Astro-Notes on February 2, 2019 – Imbolc

It’s mid-winter! Imbolc falls on February 2, about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, marking the middle of winter (also celebrated as Groundhog Day) and the returning of the light. Hail the Goddess Brigid, the Light-Bringer and “Exalted One”! This great Celtic goddess has connotations with the Roman Vesta, who as the watcher over the fire in the centre of the home or temple, kindles the inner flame. She is the ‘Beloved’ , the ‘Lady of the Lambs’ (lambing season begins now) that oversees the quickening of the year, the stirrings of new life, and energizes the passage from the dark of winter (the crone Hekate) to the promise of spring. Yes, there is hope in our hearts for the new life to be ‘born’ soon with winter reaching its peak and it is only a matter of a few weeks until this season will be over. The cross-quarter day Imbolc is one of the four Celtic “Fire Festivals” in the wheel of the year that ushers in the month of February and honors the lengthening of day-light we’re experiencing now in the re-birthing of the Sun. It corresponds to an awakening of the Earth and all its creatures. Imbolc commemorates the changing of the Triple Goddess from her Crone form to her Maiden form. Brigid is the Goddess of poetry, healing, midwifery and smithcraft. The original word ‘Imbolg’ means “in the belly”. All is pregnant and expectant and only just visible – if at all. It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. Hope is returning. Therefore, it’s time to let go off the past and to look to the future, clearing out the old, while making space for new beginnings. As a festival of light, the tradition calls for us to light candles at dusk and place them in every window of the house.

Imbolc Tarot spread – Psychic Tarot deck:

  1. Planting Seeds: What do I want to grow in my life?
  2. Spring Cleaning: What needs to be cleared?
  3. Bringing Warmth: How will I spread joy and happiness?
  4. Shining a Light: What part of my life needs illumination?
  5. Rebirthing: What dormant gifts will be reawakened or stirred?
  • Card Number 1: “Moving On” (corresponding to the 6 of Swords)
  • Card Number 2: “Suffering in Silence” (corresponding to the 9 of Swords)
  • Card Number 3: “Prosperity begins” (corresponding to the Ace of Pentacles)
  • Card Number 4: Base Chakra
  • Card Number 5: “New beginnings” (corresponding to The Fool)

 

As a difficult cycle is coming to an end, we want to plant the seeds of healing and this requires that we embark on a much-needed journey that stirs us toward calmer waters, where our mind has a chance to settle. Growth can only happen by moving on and this entails that we let go off limiting and negative beliefs, of worries, despair, anxiety, mental distress and hopelessness. Once we clear this from our path, which could feel like getting rid off the weeds in our garden, we’ll take the first step toward healing. Thus, prosperity can begin. By clearing our mind we’re opening ourselves to a new beginning on the physical and material level and attract abundance toward us. With our business- or money-making ideas and endeavors on this new path we can spread joy and happiness. Therefore, our root chakra (base chakra) needs be activated with healing light or through yoga, dancing and light exercise. The root chakra is related to the color red, the element earth and all our earthy issues, such as survival, shelter, safety, security, the physical body, sustenance and money (which is collective energy permeating many aspects of our physical life). Located at the base of the spine, the sound for the root chakra is “I am” and keyword for the root chakra is “I have” (corresponding to the 1st and 2nd archetype in astrology). Honor your body and “light this temple” is the message here, especially with Vesta having entered the sign of Pisces (the most sacred and spiritual) this morning. Make space for the things you are devoted to and hold most sacred and turn your rituals into ‘sacred offerings’. Focus on whole-making (healing). The dormant gifts that will be stirred or reawakened by understanding and soothingly tending to the mind-body connection are a new-found sense of adventure, a leap of faith and the willingness to take risks (The Fool). Important choices have to be made as new beginnings await us.

A happy and blessed Imbolc! imbolc-celebration-spring-is-near-via-lawhimsy-4119