Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report Oct 1: deep seated and subterranean

-Moon in Capricorn
-Sun square Pluto
-Grand Trine in Fire! Mars, Jupiter, Uranus
-Mars square Chiron
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith

The Moon conjuncts Pluto for a short time today, and some deep seated issues may come up. They may even come through the mouth as words that one wishes that one could take back as soon as they are said, but alas, that IS what the unconscious is after all, eh? It is NOT conscious. Sooo...it is said. Or worse...it is NOT said, and just sits there. Now what? Now we heal something.

There are some very potent eclipses coming up in October, and we will be talking about them a lot here at Aepril's Astrology in the coming days! Some of us have had a challenging year (or two), and there is an opportunity for change on the horizon. But here's the trick---you have to be WILLing to embrace change. Ya can't just say "yay change!" and then resist all things that threaten your status quo. That's not a good strategy!! Haha! I know, we ALL do it though. And here's why: because usually that which need to change most of all is....drum roll pluh-leeze--you guessed it--UNCONSCIOUS!!! So we don't really know what it is that is keeping us scared and stuck.

So DO be gentle on yourself, please, but also try and open yourself up to spirit. I can guarantee that if you are able to truly tune in, listen, pay attention, be with, all that (its all the same) your emotional body will know EXACTLY what to do and heal ITself. It just needs you to be there and put your attention on it. Shakti NEEDS to dance for SHIVA, and SHIVA has to pay attention. That's the way this goes.

See if you can notice when you are judgeing yourself. Notice your behavior at these times. See what might happen if you can just accept where you are, right now, and allow yourself to experience yourself fully (especially feelings). The Universe is counting on you to show it ITself. You ARE Source, after all.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Sept 30: retrieve scattered energies

-Moon in Sag
-Sun square Pluto
-Grand Trine in Fire! Mars, Jupiter, Uranus
-Venus enters Libra
-Mars square Chiron
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith

A Grand Trine is forming in the element of fire! Trines are harmonious aspects, and the Grand Trine is the Queen of them all. In fire, she helps guide us through inspiration (in-spirited-ness); notice what brings you joy--what feels attractive and alive-- and follow your bliss.

We have a quiet moment for things settle a bit. We get a chance now to collect our energies and be where we are. Now is a good time to get centered, and unattach to past and future. The past has already happened, the future is made in the present.

We perhaps get a moment now to get quiet enough to notice things that have been going on in the background. Sometimes internal noise and/or external demands can blot out subtler things. Feelings that we are feeling, bird songs, neighborhood sounds, the communications of animals. See if you can perceive things as they are right now, as opposed to taking for granted or perceiving according to expectations. Let the mental noise die down.

Mercury is gearing up to go retrograde, so now is a good time to edit and put finishing touches on projects. Tie up lose ends now in a relaxed way. We've also got some eclipses coming up, so its a good time to go deep and perceive clearly and authentically. We'll be asked by the Universe what it is that we would like to keep and what we could do better to purge and release.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Nuit Report: A Graceful Dance. Sept 25



Lots planetary ingressing into Libra territory! We're challenged to move forward in a harmonious and balanced way--or maybe stumble just a little--haha!

Libra is an air sign, and therefore masculine and yin. But wait...I thought that Libra was ruled by the goddess Venus? Indeed, it is, but in some astrologies and cosmologies Venus is a boy! That aside, Air is the suit of Swords, and therefore mental. Libra is all about the airy side of Beauty and Aesthetics. What makes a culture a CULTURE as opposed to it being an ECONOMY? Libra abhors the crudeness of Philistines, and does NOT invite them--or their friends--to the party. Libra is the iron hand in the velvet glove.

Saturn and Jupiter are dancing closely to forming a square aspect---more like a boxing match. How can we get real with ourselves about that which is still holding us back from recognizing our divinity? To be humble and servile when one is supposed to SHINE is true blasphemy. Withholding and restricting the flow of life is an affront to the Goddess. This is not a green light to having a big head ("How crude!" says Libra.). Big headedness is actually a symptom is insecurity and deeper feelings of shame. But to step into ones own sovereignty in a balanced way, aligned with ones truth, that is the making of alchemical gold!

Truth telling is born of acceptance, and acceptance comes out of unconditional presence and perception. The air element lends itself to self-witnessing. See if you can feel what you are truly feeling without judging, just holding. Your emotional body is amazingly intelligent, and can set things right on its own (Justice/Adjustment) just being being seen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report Sept 24: art and magick

-Moon in Libra
-Venus sextile Saturn
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto direct

The New Moon is a chance every month to intention set. This month, the New Moon happened in Libra, sign of partnerships, fairness, balance, justice, relating, diplomacy, etc. Sol and Luna have both left the precision, discipline, and mental orientation of Virgo and into the realm of aesthetic refinement, arts and culture (perfect for my event this weekend: OCCULT: a weekend of Art and Magick) What kinds of things of Beauty and Balance might you like to see come to fruition?

Tomorrow we have a very supportive trine go exact between Uranus and Jupiter. This is the time to open your mind and heart to new possibilities. Want to try a new way? Open up a dialogue? Now is a good time.

We are entering into Mercury's shadow period before going retrograde next month. Two things about that: 1. Get ready for communication snafus, changes in plans, revisiting of unfinished business, and inward looking focus. 2. Try not to "blame" all things going wrong on Mercury retro. I mean poor Mercury! He is only trying to give us another chance to do things right the second time. See if you can allow yourself to go with what is.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aepril's Astrology report Sept 23: New Moon in Libra

-Moon in Virgo
-Venus sextile Saturn
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto direct

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Sun has entered Libra---the sign of balance. Night and Day, Shiva and Shakti, Work and Play, Home and Profession, Erotic and Static, Pleasure and Pain...you get the picture. This can be a time when we do a check-in to see what is in and what is out of balance. What do you find?

Pluto went direct yesterday...and what do you know, Pluto has been redesignated as a planet! Wow! Will those scientists ever get their facts straight? Don't worry...we mystics and astrologers always have things well in hand. ;)

Anyone who has ever had a personal transit from Pluto (that would be all of us at one time or another) knows the beautiful and brutal powers of this planet. Indeed, it is a time of deep and profound death/rebirth while still walking and talking incarnate and in the flesh! Like, don't mind me...these are just my internal organs sticking out of my belly while I'm out food shopping.... Yes, it can make us feel THAT vulnerable.

There is a New Moon in Libra happening tomorrow at 2:14 AM EDT. this is a very supportive New Moon, happening on the heels of the Equinox and just before Uranus and Jupiter form an exact trine in fire. We get a chance to do some prep work for what is to come. There will be more big changes next month as we have two eclipses and Mercury retro, and a major planet square from Saturn to Jupiter. This is a pause of a kind, almost like the quiet of the inside of a womb/tomb, the soft music of a birthing room or a funeral parlor meant to soothe while the deeper processes of birth/death are going on. Its a good time to allow for some reverential peace, harmony and balance.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report Sept 22: Mabon/Equinox

EQUINOX at 10:29 pm EDT.
-Moon in Virgo
-Venus sextile Saturn
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto going direct today!

photo by Aepril Schaile

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Happy Fall! Merry Mabon! (Or Spring in the south! Merry Ostara!) Today in the Northern Hemisphere where I live it is the Autumnal Equinox. The Dark and Light come back into balance, but after this point, the Dark begins to "win"!

Pluto also begins to go direct tonight, and so this is a time of endings as well as beginnings. This god is all about Death and Rebirth, so pay attention now to what is needing to be released. Is there a corpse at your table that you are continuing to set a place for? prop up? Put make-up on? Time to let that cadaver go. Space needs to be made for something or someone a little more...lively.

We're gearing up for some big eclipses this October, and eclipses tend to be powerful stuff! They can bring huge changes that can throw us off, but also release us from blocks and bring back soul. The balsamic Moon assists in helping us let go. Now is a good time to do a deep scan and see what needs to come into better balance.

With Mars square Neptune, it could be tempting to look at things and feel like a victim if we are not acting in alignment with Will. The internal world and the external world need to be balanced and reflective of one another (they are really one thing!!) Remember now, you are at the helm. It is all about choice in every moment. You are creating your future right now as you are reading this post.

You are moving into a new place in your life. Ask yourself at every moment there is a decision to be made (which is pretty much always) "if I was someone who loved myself, what would I do right now". Try not to let your ego squirm away from the discomfort. Stay with yourself. Notice the results.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Nuit Report for Sept 19: Equinox and the Mirror of Other


The Nuit Report for the week of Sept 19: The Equinox and the Mirror of Other.



It is Fall Equinox time here in the Northern Hemisphere (Spring in the south), and Persephone begins to make Her descent into the Land of Shades. The Sun moves into Libra on Monday, coinciding within two hours with the forward motion of Pluto, Persephone's Lord, out of the depths to claim Her.

The greenery of the world begins to die as Demeter mourns the loss of Summer. But what is the work that Persephone needs to achieve? She becomes Sovereign, Queen of Shadows. Bringer of Light and Dread Goddess of Destruction all at ONCE!

We get a chance now to see that which is not yet conscious through the people in our lives. We can look at them as, simultaneously, mirrors of self AND whole Universes unto themselves. Tricky business, eh? But this is the task as we continue to move forward into this New Aeon. What are the people around us trying to show us? What do we reject, condemn, become overwhelmed by? What do we long for, pedestalize, wish we could be like? All that's Shadow, baby, and it is within us all.