New Moon in April:  Leaping Over Hurdles

New Moon in April: Leaping Over Hurdles

The new moon springs into Aries on April 5 (3:50 am, CDT)! Hot motivation fires up engines and red lights turn green. Yet the hangover from the inconspicuously changeable Mercury retrograde fades slowly. Gradually awakening into spring, discoveries from March 5 to March 28 remain in the processing stage until mid-April. The desire to make a new beginning includes more forethought than usual.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn edge closer and closer together. The gap tightens between cultural collapse and re-building an improved society. The push-pull tension of necessary decay fecundates underground before the new seeds start to grow.

Jupiter in Sagittarius retrogrades April 10. What retrospective meanings do we give recent good fortune? Have we over-extended ourselves and might it be wise to scale back? How may we internalize knowledge learned through recent growth? What adventures, expansions, and explorations may we reflect upon since November when Jupiter entered Sagittarius?

Grand visions are in the works! A maturation process leads the way toward reaching full potential and attaining the most vibrant pinnacle of success. Obstacles encountered and contending with power struggles dynamically motivate. The finish line is in view, foresight and strategy help in leaping over hurdles to reach it!

To leap over hurdles you may encounter, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Confidence candles from their Chakra Magic line. Tied to the 3rd or solar plexus chakra, it is designed to inspire energy, achievement, and self-empowerment. To quell impatience, use a bit of Eye of Horus’ Peace Blessing aromatherapy oil. The essential oil blend is designed to help calm the mind and ease the spirit. To move past obstacles, sweeten your atmosphere with Shoyeido’s Ruby incense blend. This blend of cinnamon, sandalwood, and spice is meant to evoke the heroic qualities and confidence associated with the ruby stone.

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn:  Emergence From Underground

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Emergence From Underground

The new moon is in Capricorn on January 5 (7:28 pm, CDT) and shortly thereafter, a solar eclipse transpires (7:41 pm, CDT). Pluto and Saturn fuse with the sun and moon, a powerful catalyst for re-birth.

The process of falling apart occurs in tandem with re-building and fortifying new structures. The roads, the buildings, and our government are going through a radical makeover. This could be applied to our personal lives if it triggers sensitive points in our natal chart. The toxins and poisons in our culture are purged as the collective shadow is faced. We feel our way into the territory of the unknown, a daunting task for a culture focused on the finite and bottom line.

The first new moon and eclipse of 2019 spurs the urge to push off and sprint in a new direction. Ample energy fuels ideas into action! And yet a rule-bound approach slows the process down, demanding accountability. If the demands of a results-oriented paradigm get too heavy, it’s up to us to create the boundaries we need to function and stay healthy in this pressure-cooker technology driven culture.

That which is buried deep underground decays to enrich the soil. What new formations will start to emerge from underground?

To create boundaries where needed, consider carrying a piece of prehnite. Prehnite is excellent at helping us set up energetic and especially empathic boundaries. For protection during times of change, consider adding Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to your routine. Dragon’s Blood helps add power to our energetic work while adding a strong protective element. To find joy in the dark of winter, consider lighting either the Joy incense or Hope incense from Shoyeido’s Angelic line. These Japanese incense blends are subtle, easy to light, and help provide a lighter, brighter energy to any atmosphere they’re burned in.

Full Moon in Cancer: Long Nights and Visions of Home

Full Moon in Cancer: Long Nights and Visions of Home

The moon in Cancer is full December 22 (11:48am, CDT), close to Winter Solstice on December 21 (4:23pm, CDT). It’s the day of longest dark when we go inside to hibernate, looking backward and forward simultaneously, celebrating both beginnings and endings! Planning and strategizing for the year ahead during longer nights can be a useful activity with limited daylight. Steps to attain goals are illuminated as the sun enters wise and strategic Capricorn.

We can peer through the window into other realms now, as we have more nighttime hours to dream and meditate. On the inside of the window exist our dreams, imagination and inner world and on the outside of the window exists the external world. The window is the where the twain shall meet.

What do you wish to create from your inner visions so that they may be reflected and mirrored in the “real” world? Idealism counterbalances pragmatism in the planetary alignments.

How do we balance family and nurturing with work and the demands of survival in our society? The waning full moon over the holidays fosters bonding, yet we may be reminded of painful gaps that need addressing. Some may feel a sense of loss regarding their “home”, with issues such as immigration, forest fires, and homelessness having displaced many folks.

How can we recreate “home” for those who need it most? How are we asked to redefine what family and home mean to us? What commitments can we nurture and grow in 2019, and what ones are best to let go of as we move forward in the coming year?

To explore the underground of your psyche, try using the lush and psychedelic Starman Tarot. It’s colorful, intricate images are perfect tools to help access the most rebellious parts of our intuition. To guide your progress in 2019, consider the We’Moon 2019 planner, which offers inspiration and explorations for every week of the year. To help intertwine your hopes and dreams for the future into your daily life, light Coventry Creations’ Ganesha candle. Dedicated to the deity known as the Bringer of Opportunities, it can be a great aid to getting you on the right path.