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!

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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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Sept 18: bridges to burn, bridges to heal...

-Moon in Cancer
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury conjunct North Node
-Venus opposite Chiron
-Venus trine Pluto
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto stationing, getting geared to go direct.

Perhaps, if you like some people I know, you have been questioning which relationships are worth mending, and which are not. What are the ways in which we hurt one anther that are catalysts for healing--and therefore for possibilities even closer bonding? What ways can we hurt each there that are merely...hurt? It is my belief that there is always a silver lining to any situation--it is a dualistic Universe, after all! But perhaps there are some things between people that cannot be reconciled---no matter how understanding we try to be of one another, or how loving, we just don't end up in the same place at the same time, so to speak. Our unconscious selves have amazing ways of thwarting what is ultimately not good for us--even though consciously all seems to be so right.

The squeeze is beginning as Jupiter and Saturn move into a square with one another. They are in Leo and Scorpio respectively, and they are the expansion of super-consciousness vs the contraction of the sub-conscious. All to make us more...conscious? The Sky opens up asking us to open to possibility at the same time as diamonds are being made under ground via subterranean pressure. Such tensions!

Mars squares Neptune this week. At a high vibration, this can bring forth the dissolution of boundaries that allow for deep healing and magick. At a lower vibration, this can bring forth toxic passive aggression and deceit. Careful not to delude yourself too much right now! What you think is a minor thing can cause great damage sometimes. Keep your confidences, despite possible temptations not to do so. You will thank yourself later. Words have great power now.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Aepril's Astrology Report Sept 17: the choice

-Moon in Cancer
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury conjunct North Node
-Venus opposite Chiron
-Venus trine Pluto
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto stationing, getting geared to go direct.

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Thank you to everyone for the lovely responses to yesterday's post. I am OK, yes. In fact, the beauty of the whole thing is that, with this crazy fall, I am receiving healing that I have been putting off getting for a long while! My body is actually better off now than before I fell. Funny that, huh? I have a tendency to drive myself very hard, trying to do more and better. But this is not taking care of myself, is it? Pride and self-love are NOT the same! As soon as we make the choice for love, all things begin to heal.

So...what is also so interesting about this incident is that it was a dog that knocked me down. Those of you who know me know that I have a strongly loving and allied relationship to canine creatures of all kinds. I have had dogs all my life and spent 12 years with a wolf-hybrid. For this to be caused by a playing dog knocking my legs out from under me (aka: "cuuting me off at the knees") was immediately suspicious!! Haha! Like my Angel said, "Pssst, Hey Fido, (all names are changed to protect privacy ;)), see that tall lady over there? Run past and knock her over. I have been trying to get her to hear me, and she isn't listening very well. She's caught up in something else. She's gonna get mad, but this should get her attention!"

It did. Ouch.

(And F you, Angel, you and your tough-love. Kiss my black and blue ass. Haha!)

Hmmm...yes. Balance. Equilibrium. Self care. Grounding. Listening. Receiving healing.
How good are most of us at this list of things? And yet, this is precisely what the astrology of this Night Sky calls for. Let me act as a voice from the Queen of Space to say that you have Her permission, right now, to contradict and resist the voices of Work Ethic (Old Aeon), "Reality" (Hypnotism), Perfection (Illusion), What-other-people-will-say (Ego), What-my-family-will-say (Unconsciousness), What-my-partner-will-say (Stand-In for Mom/Dad/Attachment). Really, our evolution depends on us taking these steps!

We resist not with fight, but with love. The willingness to say "yes" to love. That is courage!

As I write this, the Moon is making an opposition to Pluto. Pluto, God of the Underworld, is stationing today, which means that he is standing still, getting ready to move forward. Things may take on a deep tone; with Mercury making a conjunction to the North Node, we perhaps have the sense of "fated" encounters with others. This is a great day to heal. How can we gently assist ourselves in releasing old blocks and fears so that we can move forward?

This is a good time to heal a rift. See if you can step forward, even in a small way, even if much time has passed. Maybe we can say what needs to be said, and to listen.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Special Aepril's Astrology report Sept 16: your Angel is speaking

-Moon in Cancer
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury conjunct North Node
-Venus opposite Chiron
-Venus trine Pluto
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Jupiter square Saturn
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto stationing, getting geared to go direct.

We are guided at every moment. We are.

I'd have to say that disappointment is one of the worse feelings in the world. I mean, who likes longing after something or someone, only to have things fall apart? Who wants to have worked for something that doesn't pan out? Things that seemed so sure at the time, so perfect and right and sustaining, and yet...there it goes off into the mist. It is no longer what it seemed...

Sometimes we don't want to listen to the Guidance we receive because it runs contradictory to what we would like to hear. This is when we keep asking our tarot cards the same questions, hoping for a different "better" answer; we ignore the signaling sensations in our bodies; we rationalize away our dreams and inner promptings. But our Angel is trying to set us free from what will ultimately not be good for us. What we truly long for may be right around the corner, or right under our noses...

Ego and Will are NOT the same. Ego runs on fear. Ego runs on knowing. Ego constricts and restricts and is "realistic". Ego people pleases. Will, on the other hand, guides with JOY. Will is in alignment with our best interests, even if it doesn't seem so at the time or cannot be perceived this way by the rational mind. Ego is there to support, not to run things.

We are not just connected to Source...we ARE Source! We ARE the Universe trying to experience ItSelf. We have free choices to make at any time. We are the Divine.

Why do I say all of this today? One reason is that I myself received an important and (at the time) unwelcome message from my Angel that recently changed the course of my life. I was literally traveling forward and asked the driver to turn the vehicle around. Leading up to this moment, I had received one message after another, each one increasing in intensity after the next (one message included literally having my legs knocked out from under me and body slammed onto my back. Yes, I was hurt!); I was being guided. My ego responded by distorting this guidance: rationalizing, dismissing, minimizing, citing obligations, etc., because I did not like what I was hearing...it would be inconvenient and scary and people would be really mad and disappointed and perhaps this was heralding bigger changes...

But I did listen. The effect was so intense that I needed days to regroup. I needed to go within and receive the healing that was being offered by Spirit. I received many emails from you asking after me, and I thank you for that.

Another reason I say all this today is that, well, the astrology that we have now speaks to such things. I am reminding YOU, through the Guidance that I am getting, that you are guided at every moment. Every moment counts. The small things we do TODAY can keep us healthy, find our bliss, avoid accidents or illness...not just by eating well and exercising and all that...I mean by being true to yourself in your choices! For instance, cancer could be seen as a self-abandonment and grief disease...a disease that begins in the emotional body...a self-resignation disease. More important than religiously eating our greens is staying TRUE to what is real about our deepest selves...we cannot suppress who we are. It is ultimately to our detriment to stave off change and growth, though it may be reassuring to our egos in the short term.

Ego is a necessary part of living on this plane, but it can distort things if we let it run us. Ego doesn't like change, or disappointment, and it likes to stay attached to things whether they serve us or not. Ego is habitual. Ego will settle to avoid pain. Ego is trying to serve well; s/he is not an enemy! But s/he is not capable of leading the way to a life worth living.

My god, the things we will put ourselves through! The things we will tolerate to avoid this Great Work! How we avoid the hardest thing of all: to be WITH our Selves. To treat ourselves as Divine. To say "I love you" to your own hearts, flesh, blood, bone, soul, spirit, mind and know in every cell that we do really mean it...to do the work that THAT entails...

The responsibility of any Magician worth their salt is PRESENCE. We don't get Enlightenment by running off into the aether, trying to escape ourselves. We don't get it through self-abusive ordeals; profound challenges help us grow, but self-punishment is a distraction. The first and most effective task is in coming home to ourselves, merging Self with the Beloved. We get it by coming home. Home may be very different than we first thought, and that it beautiful and OK. How joyous might be feel to find out that there is so much more waiting for you!

Listen carefully. Your Angel is speaking.



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Aepril's Astrology report Sept 15: staying with

-Moon in Gemini
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury conjunct North Node
-Venus opposite Chiron
-Venus trine Pluto
-Mars square Neptune
-Jupiter trine Uranus
-Saturn square Lilith
-Saturn trine Chiron
-Pluto stationing, getting geared to go direct.

Mars moves into Sagittarius! He likes this position, as Sag is a fire sign. The secret covert doings that have been going on behind the scenes may start to come out into the open.

That said, Mars is beginning a square to Neptune. The fiery God of War has a conversation with the God of the Sea this week...and they might not see eye to eye! Mars wants to move forward and be direct---even blunt. Neptune would prefer a more diffused and dreamy approach, and He may throw some sea-mist out there to get that effect. Think of being on horseback (Sag) galloping along the beach in the fog. Can you hear the epic music?? But...who knows what may come out of the mists to spook your steed! Or, what loveliness may emerge. Maybe keep things at trot for now so you can take in all the wonders and weirdness. Pay attention to dreams and visions.

Mercury conjuncts the North Node, so we're bound to have some very important conversations and relationship developments. Use your words (and thoughts) with care. They matter.

Venus opposite Chiron continues the theme of "healing crisis" now. Some of us, if we are allowing it, may be going through a major breakthrough moment that is freeing us to move into the future lighter and freer. The key here is in being PRESENT with yourself. To feel and experience what is really there. See if you can check in with yourself from time to time throughout the day: "I am here with you completely." What is that like? Some of us have never done this, ever! Ah, the ways we can abandon ourselves! See if you can do less "improvement" and "fixing" (this implies that there is something wrong with you!) or striving for "excellence", and more "staying with". It can be the hardest and simplest thing in the world. It's amazing though, how when our deep psyches are seen and heard, we can sometimes heal spontaneously!! Try this at home!

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