Friday, April 24, 2015

Nuit Report April 24-30: Venus is Gemini: divided for love's sake...



"For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union." The Goddess Nuit.

This week the focus is on the ruler of Taurus, Venus.

She is currently donning the energy of light and airy sign of the twins, Gemini, wanting to have easy fun and excitement.

But, She has been in an embattled state, making one square off after another to some pretty big heavy hitters. She is also involved in a "finger of God" or Yod aspect with Pluto. Doesn't that just SOUND heavy? I feel like I can hear echoes from the voice of heaven over the distant hills: Finger of GOD (gahd...gahd...gahd...).

And my god, what a week this is. It's sneakily heavy hitting, because the astrology is fairly quiet at the moment.

But after many changes and struggles and decisions, perhaps we have become addicted to the drama of weeks/months past. We might seek distraction and find that the are barriers to that, directing us toward something more profound.

That's perhaps part of the process. Venus in Gemini is about polarity, and perhaps we are experiencing awareness of division or opposition in polarizing relationships or situations.

The card I pulled for us this week is a blessing. We are released from the ways in which ideas might be getting in the way of direct experience. There is an opportunity now for applied practice, and even for gnosis.

We are the Lover, but we are also the Beloved. We are the divided, but we are also always in union.

Fun and joy is available, just not maybe quite the way that we originally thought! Enjoy your week ahead!



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Apr 22-23: stewardship of truth

-Moon in Gemini
-Sun in Taurus
-Mercury square Jupiter
-Mercury conjunct Mars
-Mercury trine Pluto
-Venus square Neptune
-Venus sextile Jupiter
-Mars trine Pluto
-Mars square Jupiter
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Uranus conjunct South Node
-Pluto square the Nodes

Mercury is in conjunction with Mars at the moment, and this means business in terms of communication!

Mercury is about how we think and speak (and listen! maybe especially that at this time!). Mars is about desire, ego, action, and conflict/cooperation dynamics. These two fused together in the skies for the last few days has signaled a need to get down and dirty into the truth of our experience. What do we really mean to say?

Now lets add this layer: They are conjunct in the sign of Taurus. Taurus rules the throat, which is where the chakra governing truth resides. The health of our throat chakra reflects our ability to speak our truth. It also shows our ability to take in and receive love! So our ability to receive love and value from others corresponds directly with our ability to speak our truth clearly and lovingly. Isn't that cool?

Taurus is a fixed sign, and as a result can be intensely set in its ways. Mercury and Mars like to be in motion. There is a strong energy now of staying with what is true and correct for ourselves now.

Taurus rules the body. Again, and again, we can go to the physical body to check in with what is happening for us. Rational thinking and logic are the tools, but the body is where the Soul resides. How do we honor our feelings through our words and actions right now? How do we "walk our talk"?

Taurus also rules stewardship.

stewardship
noun stew·ard·ship: the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something


Yes, some conversations might not be the funnest at the moment, but be had they must! Taurus slows down what might have been moving too fast and gets us grounded into reality. And this is just so. This helps us set things right so that we can move forward into what is correct and sustainable down the line.

Much Love to you!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Apr 20-21: every desire of your body is holy

-Moon in Taurus
-Sun in Taurus
-Mercury square Jupiter
-Mercury conjunct Mars
-Mercury trine Pluto
-Venus square Neptune
-Venus sextile Jupiter
-Mars trine Pluto
-Mars square Jupiter
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Uranus conjunct South Node
-Pluto square the Nodes

Today is the official start of Taurus season, as the Sun moves into the sign of the Bull. The Moon also is in Taurus throughout the majority of the day, changing over into Gemini later this evening.

Taurus is the earthiest of the earthy, as it is a fixed sign in the element of Earth. It is all about stability, tangible 5 senses kind of stuff, sensual pleasure, and assessment and enjoyment of value.

The ancient/modern holy-day of Beltane, Apr 30/May 1, occurs during Taurus season (aka May Day). Beltane is an open hearted celebration of fertility and growth, and marks the beginning of the Summer half of the year. The opposite of Beltane is Samhain (aka Halloween) which falls in Taurus's opposite sign of Scorpio, and is the letting go. But now we get the waxing, the growth part of the year!

My beloved Grandfather, a beautiful, sensual and loyal man who had a major role in raising me, was born on Apr 30/ Beltane. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed eating good food and tending his garden. He was also renown for his stubbornness and tenacity in challenging situations, including defying his father and relinquishing his inheritance in order to marry my Grandmother, the love of his life. He chose Love.

This Taurus energy is good for getting the intentions set during the New Moon in Aries that occurred on Sat set into concrete reality. This energy facilitates bringing things into bloom. It is a stabilizing energy, and I think that perhaps many of us could use that right now after a lot of flux!

Tune into your body now as much as you can. The body always holds the correct guidance. Taurus's language is body language. That said, I came across this poem in a wonderful dance workshop that I took over the weekend, and I think this segment speaks the language of Taurus as well:

Every desire of your body is holy;
every desire of your body is holy.

Dear one, why wait until you are dying
to discover that divine truth?

--Hafiz



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Friday, April 17, 2015

The Nuit Report for April 17-23: Aries New Moon



We have a New moon at 28 degrees of Aries Sat at 2:57 pm EDT.

This is a potent new beginning. That said, being at the end of the sign, it also heralds a completion of some kind.

But isn't birth like that? A birth always brings a releasing of something else. That's how it all works!

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is:
"The Music Of The Spheres"

Musica Universalis refers to the idea that the movement of the celestial bodies--the dance of the Universe--is a kind of music, in that it has a flow, intelligence and rhythm.

So, as we step forward into this New Moon as the Holy Fool, we are told that, if we are listening to the voice of Source, there is a music that can guide us. If we can be at one with our bodies, it can move us naturally, like as in dancing, or sex, or a heart beating. We can go in the direction of what brings more joy.

The Sun moves into Taurus next week on Monday, grounding our new inspirations and ideas into reality. We've been initiated, and now we move into practicing our craft in a concrete way. The thing that begins now has staying power.

And I pulled a tarot card...by popular demand! It's from the Dion Fortune tarot. You'l have to watch to see!

Also, I said in the report that its for the week of Apr 20th. Nope. Haha! Those faeries whispering mischief in my ear... Its for the week of the 17th. :D

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Aepril's Astrology April 15-16: seek the purchaser

-Moon in Pisces
-Venus opposite Saturn
-Mars sextile Neptune
-Mars square Jupiter
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Urnaus conjunct South Node
-Neptune opposite Lilith
-Pluto square the Nodes
-Pluto stations to go retrograde on Thurs

I pulled a card from my Rumi tarot deck that I thought was quite apt for this astrological time:

9 of Coins:
"Seek the Purchaser
who is seeking you"

Yes.

Pluto, god the the underworld, is basically standing still, getting read to start moving backward. This puts an emphasis on deep psyche, and possibly power struggles. Venus and Saturn made an opposition around midnight EDT last night, perhaps putting some weightiness on relationship issues. Ugh. The pressure is on.

This is the kind of pressure, though, that can make diamonds.

Venus is about value. Saturn is about prioritizing. Venus is about Love. Saturn is about being responsible toward that which we love--owning that love. Venus is about bliss. Saturn is about defining what directions that bliss is in. Venus is about our passion. Saturn is about the long term trajectory for realizing those passions.

Saturn, when not honored, can get us stuck in a cage of un-passion, of responsibility toward something or someone or a situation that we did not mean to be tethered to. He says that to honor Me, you must be clear in your intention. You have to responsible to yourSelf first and foremost before fully loving another cleanly and clearly.

When Venus is not honored, she hits us with disruptive passion. It is for the this reason that She is considered by some to be a "home wrecker". Why sex-love-eros itself is considered to be suspect. Why we are told that passion should be "contained". She really doesn't care what the "rules" are, or what the plan was. She only cares about the heart. And this is just so.

Here's the thing: we're not responsible for making the people happy. It's not possible; it can't be done. Our job is to stay with our own True Will. All else falls into place from this act, often in ways that are beyond our limited ideas of what is likely or even possible. This can go for anything...a job, a relationship, a situation of any kind.

As the card I pulled for us today suggests, Love does not require us to negotiate, or haggle with a purchaser. There is always a "right fit" available. Why walk around in an ill-tailored suit? We are also reminded that we are the Lover AND the Beloved, complete and perfect already, as is.

This energy is showing us where we are in resistance to what is trying to be born within. If we have discomfort, it is perhaps because we are out of alignment in some way. And we ALL get out of alignment regularly; that's part of the story of being on this plane. So try not to get too upset with yourself... If you are freaking out, you are ready for some good work!

Saturn likes us to have tasks, so here is yours today:

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Jalal ad-Din Rumi



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Monday, April 13, 2015

Aepril's Astrology April 13-14: connection

-Moon in Aquarius
-Venus opposite Saturn
-Mars sextile Neptune
-Mars square Jupiter
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Urnaus conjunct South Node
-Neptune opposite Lilith
-Pluto square the Nodes
-Pluto stations gearing up to go retrograde

If there was ever a week to "clean up one's energetic vibration", this one is it.

It could be that the last Eclipse cycle we just experienced has thrown us off center. There has been big change for many of us, and things might seem a bit off kilter still. But that was kind of the point of having the eclipses, of course---the Cosmos is perhaps deliberately throwing us for a loop, to get us to look at the world differently than before. To look at ourselves differently than before.

I was discussing with a dear friend last night the ways in which many of us are experiencing a sense of growing out of an old skin. The usual ways of doing things are simply not offering up the same thrill as before. We are needing to continue on with the upgrade. Perhaps a new art form, a new way of relating to others, a new way of work...

We do well to reach out to the people now. Isolation and separation are the most painful things we can experience. We are here in part to connect. There can be an ease in communication, especially coming from the heart today. Take the chance if you can, while staying as aligned as you can with your core truth.

This week the Moon moves into Her dark phase, and Dark Lord Pluto changes direction. Pluto moves at the speed of an iceberg, but has the force of a hurricane. Think of the way that the Titanic went down. The thing that we think is the most invincible and bullet proof about ourselves gets challenged under Pluto's influence. And it happens slowly, over time, little by little. But it does happen.

We also have some very bright aspects, and this is the great news! Jupiter gives us some wonderful life giving energies having gone direct in Leo and squaring off with Mars. There is inspiration available. We are also moving toward a New Moon in Aries on Saturday, which gives us a new start.

So do the clearing that you need to do now. Get clarity on your intentions. The most important things that you are responsible for are your thoughts and your mood. Any resistances must be honored and allowed their voice before they can be released fully. Recognize the incredible intelligence of your psyche---it knows exactly what it needs. Don't tell it; let it tell you now.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Nuit Report Apr 10-16: Forward motion!

We're coming out of the birth canal, so to speak, and now maybe we're looking around going: what WORLD is this? And what am I to be doing in it?

There is forward motion in order this week. The gears are turning. We might be a bit disoriented still from all of the eclipse excitement, but there are a number of factors coming into play that benefit our positive expansion into new territory.

Jupiter goes direct in Leo, which he likes a lot! Courage come form the heart, and from a sense of meaning, and we get a dose of it now.

Mercury moves in front of the Sun, giving the God of Travel some conscious direction.

Venus moves into airy, communicative Gemini. Good times for conversations--and fun!

There is so much more as well! All covered in this week's report:



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