Friday, August 22, 2014

The Nuit Report! Aug 22: New Moon in Virgo. Integration/Integrity.

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And...keep taking in those breaths, cause this week is a ride! We have Venus/Lilith in a square with Saturn/Mars, our HEALTH--mental, physical, spiritual--DEPENDS on us being fully integrated.

When we receive a trauma, we leave parts of our soul in those places in the past, and lose integrity. This time frame holds a call to bring all of ourselves back into focus and alignment. Lilith is what Jung called "The Shamanistc Anima"---she is the key to healing the soul. She is calling us to get right with those parts of ourselves that we chose to leave behind and reject--perhaps at one time for the sake of survival! But now we get an opportunity to reclaim the power to be whole.

This is a time of deep work--but also, as with all New Moons, the potential is there to press the reset button and renew. Veuns in Leo asks us if our hearts are in what it is that we are doing. As she squares Saturn, perhaps it becomes clearer what is and what isn't helping us feel our passion.

Depression and/or melancholy is a clear sign of soul loss. It is a state of being unintegrated. We lose health and reason for living when we suppress aspects of who we are. Lilith reminds us that all demons were angels once. We were born whole; we may have lost that sense. Saturn asks us to re-prioritize that which is truly meaningful. Take a pause if you need to. Refuse to be bullied into being unduly limited--even by those internalized inner demons. There is guidance from the Angel anytime if you open your heart and listen.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Aug 21: calm within the storm

-Moon in Cancer (waning)
-Mercury opposite Neptune
-Mercury trine Pluto
-Venus conjunct Jupiter
-Venus squaring Mars
-Mars sextile Pluto
-Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
-Saturn conjunct Mars
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Saturn inconjunct Uranus
-Uranus conjunct south Node
-Uranus trine Venus

The fact is that the only things that is certain is change. There is never going to be a time when all is exactly the way that we want it to be, and we can just keep it that way. Them's not the rules for this plane of existence! Constant change is the name of the game, and that is especially true now.

That does not mean that you can't get a calm moment of stillness. That is always accessible. Let's not fall for the illusion that you are a victim with an especial amount of specific problems that only you have. With all of the storminess kicking up, perhaps it would be smart to take a moment to just...STOP. Just for a minute. And take a breath in, and listen to the world as it actually is (as opposed to the mental noise we tend to get caught up in). If you are internally arguing with me about how it is that YOU can't, your boss won't let you, or you don't have time, I'm going to call bullsh*t. That means that you need this more than anyone. 3 minutes. How about 5 breaths, giving over your problems for just that long to bigger powers. You can always come back to them after.

This time frame can be a powerful moment of adjustment and change for the better if we stay centered.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aepril's Astrology: Aug 20: Edgy

-Moon in Cancer
-Mercury opposite Neptune
-Mercury trine Pluto
-Venus conjunct Jupiter
-Venus squaring Mars
-Mars sextile Pluto
-Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Saturn inconjunct Uranus

The Moon is in Cancer today. We tend to think of Cancer energy as comfort-oriented and retiring. And this is true...BUT...Cancer IS a cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are outgoing. Cancer is aggressive water. The crab does not charge directly at things, but instead moves side to side. Here is where it gets its reputation for being passive-aggressive or defensive---crabby! And those claws!

So yeah...we might want to hide out. Especially those of us who are sensitive to conflict and would rather avoid it. But we've got tensions brewing. Chances are, they have been building for some time now. In order to learn some very important lessons, we have perhaps felt the need to suppress or sublimate some of our energies---especially the erotic ones. This is approaching a crisis point.

I think of films where the passions build so high that one the characters grabs or slaps the other, only to move directly into kissing wildly. We've got war/love energies battling it out. This could manifest in relationships, or inside as battling aspects of self. Or both. With Lilith involved, we have to get right with what we have possibly rejected in ourselves. The fact that Lilith is in Leo points to the fact that this is a key to creating more happiness. Unconditional self love and presence.

There is a battle of the sexes type energy going on. I see this as part of a healing crisis. There is a battle between the intellect and the heart, the perfection and authenticity, control and passion, etc. We are perhaps wanting to push a harder on some situations than we did before. There is an edgy feeling in the air.
I'll talk more about this in the next Nuit Report.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Aug 19: noblest self

-Moon in Gemini
-Mercury opposite Neptune
-Venus conjunct Jupiter 
-Mars sextile Pluto
-Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
-Saturn trine Chiron

-Saturn inconjunct Uranus


Oh, man. The intensity is starting to build again. 
We were entering into a place where there are going to be some choices to be made.

Yet today, it might be a challenge to focus. Things could feel scattered and diffused. See if you can be where you are, and resist trying to make things work the way you think they should. 


As Venus moves through heart-centered Leo over the next week, She will be entering some conflicting territory with Mars and Saturn. These two planets are moving toward a conjunction in Scorpio. Venus is also moving into a conjunction with Lilith, also in Leo, and in Square with restrictive Saturn and fiery Mars. 
So...it'll be Lilith/Venus squaring off with Mars/Saturn. Yowza! 

We might feel now like we've put our best foot forward, and yet...there is a shadowy energy lurking about. Something has yet to be hashed out. We need to express how we feel, and yet...there is a barrier there, and it is in mystery at this moment how best to get past it. Something just doesn't smell right, or feel quite SAFE enough. Yet, we do well to be true to ourselves, and be exactly who we are. 

Things that may have worked in the past--lines we've used, charming gestures, our looks, our jokes, social status or accomplishments--may not have the effect that we were hoping. I'm going to say that that's OK, though it might not feel so great in the moment. We are being asked to go deeper. I'll say it again: collectively we are continuing to be pushed toward evolution. 
Is what we are doing with ourselves in alignment with our current development? We are reaching another test point. Where that test occurs in ones personal experience can be seen more clearly in an individual chart. 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Aepril's Astrololgy: special report on today's Venus-Jupiter conjunction

-Moon in Gemini
-Mercury sextile Node
-Venus in Leo
-Venus conjunct Jupiter
-Mars sextile Pluto
-Mars square Jupiter
-Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Saturn inconjunct Uranus

I remember when I was a baby astrologer, full of questions. One question that I had was about death: Can astrology predict death?

I expected to hear that if death could indeed be predicted, it would involve planets like Pluto, God of the Underworld, or Saturn, the Time Lord/Reaper. What I didn't expect was that some astrologers used Jupiter as an indicator for a window time period for death! After all, Jupiter is the Cosmic Santa Claus, creating growth and expansion, the bestower of gifts and "fortune"...how could HE be the one who might herald such a thing?

The idea of Jupiter bringing about an ending is in alignment with the ideas of the great thanatolgy pioneer Elizabeth Kubler Ross...I think of the title of one of her books Death: The Final Stage of Growth. The idea here is that death is actually part of a growth process of living. One expands out of the current state that one is in, and grows into another.

Jupiter and Venus conjunct today. There is a lot of buzz about the benefits of such an astrological happening. And rightly so, as traditionally, this is one of the most beneficial transits of all! But perhaps we would do well to be open (expansive minded) about how these energies might manifest. Jupiter, just like the other trans-Mars astrological bodies, represents a transformational energy. Each of the planets works differently to create change; Jupiter works as an expanding influence. We tend to see this as "good", and that is fine. But expanding beyond the confines of any situation can also be challenging. Being the plant that needs a new pot can be intense!

Venus represents the experience of Love and Beauty; we often find this experience in relationships, as well as art. This is perhaps a time when we expand beyond the confines of our relationships, and of our creative or aesthetic parameters. It could be a joyous thing, like a marriage or new level of commitment. It could manifest as an artistic breakthrough. It could be a breakthrough of the heart. There could be a new awareness for the possibilities in a relationships--or its growth inhibiting limits. There are many ways that this energy can manifest, but they all involve leaving a smaller sense of self behind. They all require an expansion of the energies of Love and Beauty. It involves moving out of one state of being, and into another.

With the flowing energies of Neptune opposite Mercury today, we get a chance to loosen the confines and limits of the conceptual mind and allow for a larger dream. In the big astrological picture, we are (and have been) going through a time of Self Mastery. We tend to think of mastery in terms of discipline and ordeal, and perhaps even denial. This is a very masculine approach to things, but then, perhaps mastery is a "masculine" endeavor. For balance and actual movement forward, however, we need to honor and cherish Mystery. Some things are just not under our conscious control. There are always larger forces at work than we can conceptualize. The powers of sex and love fall into this sphere. Mystery is all expansive.

We can use this time to notice what gives us pleasure and sustenance--not to try to understand it, necessarily, but experience it and devote ourselves to it. The time for contortion to fit into things that do not fit is over. Give yourself that loving gift, and you will do well with the energies that are in play now.

And for you literalists out there: can astrology predict physical death? Perhaps there are some astrologers who might think so, or even claim special powers in this respect. But I would say: No, not really. Death is just like sex and love: it is a mystery. And that is, to this astrologer, part of its greatest beauty.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Nuit Report Aug 15. Longing for Union.

The Nuit Report for the week/weekend of Aug 15.
Longing for Union.
“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”
The world is interconnected in every way. All is intimately bound. We ourselves are not outside of any of it, but we are the Universe experiencing itself! As Shakti longs for Shiva and Shiva longs for Shakti, we are challenged to experience ourselves in all of our seeming contradictions and polarities. Dark/light, masculine/feminine, High/low, love/hate, sex/spirit, nature/culture, etc.
At this moment the illusion of separation from divinity may seem marked, as the tensions between what appear to be contradictory energies mount. Perhaps we can recall at this time that the external world is a mirror for where we currently are within. The Serpent (Scorpio) squares off with the Lion (Leo) in the collective consciousness, awakening us. Can honor and respect both our animal natures/drives/passions, and our higher angels and aspirations?
Now is the time to get very real about what it is that we love, and to direct our Wills with intention. Higher aspirations without eros are dry and flaccid, and lacking in life-force; passions and power drive without higher guidance is destructive and dumb. Perhaps the consciousness we need to achieve a balanced and broadened posture may be brought about by crisis now. How might a crisis be trying to bring YOU home? What within you is longing for Union?

Aepril's Astrology Report for Aug 15: benefic/malefic

Aepril's Astrology Report for Aug 15: Benefic/Maleific

Venus comes into a conjunction with Jupiter. This is what was known to the medieval astrologers as one of the most beneficial transits. But we also have Mars/Saturn conjuncting, which was considered to be one of the greatest malefics. They are in Leo and Scorpio respectively, squaring the Lion with the Serpent.

What does that mean? Modern psychological astrologers would say that there cannot be a value judgement placed on these energies, that they just ARE. Maybe so, but on a personal level we are probably feeling the tension now. There are some high highs, but some low lows, too. As above, so below.

We are called to move BEYOND. Beyond where we have been, beyond what meets the eye. Beyond the obvious or the consensus. We are having to deal with the very deepest of the deep of ourselves, and the highest of the high of ourselves.

There is not time for distractions right now. You have to let go of some of the old supports and habits. You have to get in touch with your truth.That's the deal. That's what I have to say right now.

I'll have more to say today in the Nuit Report! I'll post as soon as its up. Much love to you.

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