Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Nuit Report July 31-Aug 6: Love or Power?




How do maintain our child like innocence (as opposed to childish naivete!) in the face of the Dark?

Ok dear Hero/ Heroine! We're entering the part of the story where we take a test of a darker, more Lilithian flavor, where we see if we can maintain Self sovereignty not only when the weather is sunny, but also when it is dark and stormy! Can we stay true to our Joy, even in the face of corrupting influences? How do we stay pure of heart while also eating our shadows?

Maybe its a matter of enantiodromia, where we go  so far in one direction that we come out the other side? The bright golden expansiveness of Leo squaring off with the serpentine intensity of Scorpio ...Lion and Serpent...As above, so below...as within, so without...

"Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."
--Carl Jung, "On the Psychology of the Unconciousness", 1917

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report July 30: Choose your focus

-Moon in Virgo
-Sun conjunct Jupiter
-Mercury conjunct Node
-Venus opposite Pluto
-Venus square Uranus
-Mars square Jupiter
-Mars in Scorpio 

-Jupiter in Leo
-Saturn quincunx Uranus

Today we can make a good choice for ourselves as to where we want to put our focus. Whatever we focus on, gets bigger! What would you like to see grow? What would be better of being losing steam? Decide for yourself where you put your attention.

We've got some powerful energies to work with right now, and so we probably want to use them well. It might be easy to feel overwhelmed, so remember to take one thing at a time. If you can avoid multitasking, do so, as this will help you to avoid mistakes that will waste time later.

See if you can knock out a few mundane tasks that need your attention today. Do some items of paper work, send in those things that have a time deadline, answer that hanging email, make that schedule more succinct, etc. Again, don't get tripped up with trying to do it ALL. Doing even a few things, patiently and with intention, will help make space for taking advantage of some of the larger, more exciting energies that are coming down the pike.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Aepril's Astrology July 29: one thing at a time

-Moon in Virgo-Sun conjunct Jupiter
-Sun inconjunct Neptune
-Mercury conjunct Node
-Venus opposite Pluto
-Mars square Jupiter
-Mars in Scorpio 

-Jupiter in Leo
-Saturn quincunx Uranus

There might have been a lot to absorb lately, as many big energies have shifted lanes. So...this astrologer says its ok to take some time to reorient ourselves. I know that after the big weekend I just had my house could use some tidying, my emails are needing some answering and other details are needing to be managed. It could all get overwhelming, if I let it, but luckily I have this practice of breath and presence to support doing things one at a time! I am grateful to many teachers for it!

With Mars squaring Jupiter, we may feel an urge to get all things done at once--and to see big results immediately! Get outta my way!!! Haha! But Moon in Virgo sets the mood for dealing with details and getting things organized. Right...It's hard to move forward effectively without a clear plan, or without getting our ducks in a row first. See if you can avoid multitasking today, and focus fully on one thing at a time. I hear it's actually more efficient.

Sun inconjunct Neptune can get things feeling a bit ungrounded and wee-ad. Did I really hear that? Or...wait a minute...yesterday I was so sure about this thing, but today, it looks different... Again, let's see what a good pause might do to remedy any anxiety feelings. See if maybe you can catch yourself if you start to run on autopilot, staying simultaneously conscious and open to moment to moment guidance. There just may have been something that wasn't noticed the first time around.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Aepril's Astrology report July 28: a better sense of Bliss

-Moon in Leo
-Sun moves in LEO

-Sun conjunct Jupiter
-Mercury conjunct Node
-Venus opposite Pluto
-Mars square Jupiter
-Mars in Scorpio 

-Jupiter in Leo
-Saturn quincunx Uranus

Collectively we have been in an internal place in so many ways over the last months! But we have begun to step into a more external orientation! After this New Moon this weekend, there is perhaps some new clarity about what directions we are wanting to move in. We might have a better sense of our Bliss.

With Venus opposite Pluto today, we get to feel out the deeper aspects to what turns us on. We feel relationship dynamics intensely perhaps, and get reacquainted with our internal motivators. With the heart centered energies that are in play (and only just beginning!) with the New Moon, we get a focus on what it is that we truly love. Venus/Pluto reminds us that love means the specter of loss; we have to be brave lions as we go toward what and who it is that attracts us and turns on our passions.

But of course we don't answer passion blindly. We follow joy with intention. We keep our centers, and we stay present with who we are. One lesson that this expansive Leonine energy holds for us is to get our own egos out of the way. This energy wants to engage, be seen, be heard, be loved, and to love. We do well to keep the lessons of many months of Mars in Libra---right timing, right intention, right posture. Right now, what we intend, say, and do effects what will manifest for some time to come.

The Four Fold Way:
1. Show up. (Be present)
2. Pay attention (listen for what has heart and meaning)
3. Tell the Truth. (be as authentic as possible)
4. Let go of outcome (release lust of result, trust.)

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Nuit Report July 24-31: New Moon in Leo! Sovereignty and JOY!

The Nuit Report for July 24-31: New Moon in Leo!

Sovereignty and JOY! 

Sun conjunct Jupiter along with a Leo New Moon at 3 degrees. New heart centered beginnings! Open to "enthusiasm", meaning oneness with the divine Self...can you be Monarch of your own life?

Remember to set those intentions for this heart centered New Moon on Saturday, and get ready, get set, go forward into a brand new chapter in celestial happenings!!! Feel free to post in the comments about what your intention is for this Moon--it would be great to hear from you. Much love!!! Aepril

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report July 24: true happiness?

-Moon in Cancer (dark moon)
-Moon waning toward New Moon on Sat
-Sun moves in LEO

-Sun conjunct Jupiter
-Mercury opposite Pluto, square Uranus
-Mars at the end of Libra, moving into Scorpio 

-Jupiter in Leo
-Saturn quincunx Uranus

We are moving into it! So many planets have shifted and are shifting. Jupiter newly in Leo conjuncts the Sun stating today, Mars moves into home sign Scorpio tomorrow, New Moon on Sat... We are officially officially stepping out the doorway that the Grand Cross opened earlier this year. We actually see some things catch fire now, as there is passionate, inspirational energy abundant and available to us!

We have to USE it, though. Please don't just expect the happiness to come knocking at the door while you continue to sit all cross-armed. Try and get rid of the I'll believe it when I see it attitude face. I say this to you with lots of love, as I know many of us have been through it lately. But do open your heart. It really is the only way to truly live. It's the only way that Love can come in.

 The test here is in how much we can love ourselves. I know, that sounds all Oprah and what not, and maybe even a bit boring, as maybe we're hoping for BIG FUN and SEX and GOIN PLACES and HIGH HONORS, etc., to...happen! Or, maybe we think we have suffered and worked ourselves enough that it should happen--dammit, we've earned it! And maybe so! Who knows and why not?! But we have to know within that we are the Sovereigns of our own hearts. Remember, Saturn is still lurking about over there in Scorpio--we have been learning to be in tune with what we deeply want, and have a bottom line in place for what we will and will not accept. The manner in which we hold ourselves in this world--in our thoughts toward ourselves and others, in our emotional and physical bodies and gestures--attracts what we truly ARE.

A true Monarch does not need to shout this fact out to everyone, or push an agenda at another's expense. S/he knows that s/he deserves good and true things, and can hold space for that while continuing to tend to her/his domain.  


Write things down that come to mind today! Mercury square Uranus can bring about some pretty amazing flash intuitions. Let the mind serve, not run things...and let's see what happens!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report July 23: Joy

-Moon in Gemini
-Moon waning toward New Moon on Sat
-Sun moves in LEO

-Sun moving into conjunction with Jupiter
-Mercury opposite Pluto, square Uranus
-Mars at the end of Libra, moving into Scorpio Friday

-Jupiter in Leo
-Saturn quincunx Uranus

What brings you JOY?

We have the choice today between obsessing about things and getting stuck in the loops of our mind, or to choose JOY. We have an opportunity at every moment to make a choice for ourselves that comes from the heart. We have the choice to be present with what is, and see the world with new eyes.

We can't keep holding on to the past if it is holding us back from NOW. Is there something that you wish to have that offends your self-concept? Has your thinking not caught up to your inner emotional development? Maybe it is time to expand and grow!

Any internal mental conflict that we might be experiencing points to something being out of alignment in this way. Obsession with something or circular thoughts point to a need for control of something that might not be under our control at all. Perhaps something or someone that prevents us from following our bliss. For some of us, just the idea of fully experiencing our joy brings up the specter of guilt. No matter how much we might love someone or feel responsible toward someone else, no one has the right to keep us from our joy. No one has the right to black mail us out of feeling love and happiness, whether its with threats of abandonment, accusations of irresponsibility, passive or even overt aggression and bullying, woe-is-me-ing, etc. You get the picture.

Can we walk away, and find joy today? Even if for a moment (and hopefully more!!)? Can we be that strong and responsible?