Calling All Beautiful Geniuses – Monday’s New Moon in Libra

“You’re all geniuses, and you’re all beautiful. You don’t need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like.” – John Lennon

john-lennon-peaceMonday’s New Moon in Libra (5:06pm Pacific) calls forth the beautiful genius, revolutionary artist, visionary activist and radical peacemaker in all of us. The chart of the New Moon reverberates with the chart of my all-time favorite Libra John Lennon, who would have turned 75 today.

Not only is the New Moon (at 19 Libra) just a few degrees from Lennon’s natal Sun (16 Libra), Venus – ruler of Libra and presiding deity of this New Moon – will be at 3 degrees Virgo, the exact degree of Lennon’s Venus. And, just as Lennon was majoring in the Aries-Libra polarity (with his Ascendant and South Node in Aries), this tension of opposites is also activated by the New Moon, which closely opposes Uranus in Aries.

While the Libra New Moon calls for a new beginning in peace, love and harmony, its opposition to revolutionary Uranus says that the way forward involves disrupting the status quo, breaking free from old programming and patterns, asserting your individuality, and taking risks. This New Moon asks us to LIVE peace, CREATE beauty and BE love – revolutionary acts that disrupt the suicidal momentum of this violent, anesthetic (opposite of aesthetic) culture.

libra new moonUranus is the Great Awakener, and this New Moon wakes us up to where we’ve suppressed our authenticity, vitality and passion in order to be “nice” or please others – the ways we “keep the peace” at the expense of creating TRUE peace, a much more risky venture. At the opposite extreme, we may also see how we’ve been overly selfish or self-involved, where we’ve neglected to really listen to and take into account another’s needs and desires.

Just in time for the New Moon, Mercury turned direct (forward) this morning (woot!) ending its 3-week Retrograde. It will take a few days for Mercury to get up to speed, and we won’t be fully out of the “shadow” until October 24, but we can expect more ease, flow,  forward momentum and CLARITY.

Mercury Retrograde in Libra has invited us to reflect, rethink, redo and release in the Venusian realms of love, relationship, art, pleasure, collaboration, receptivity and projection. Often, when we’re in the Retrograde, there can be a feeling of being submerged, of some deep inner process unfolding beyond the reach of the rational mind. Today, as Mercury stations, we’re advised to take some time in stillness and silence to allow insights to rise up from the depths into the conscious mind.

While Mercury is in Venus’ sign, Venus is in Mercury’s sign – Virgo – and just yesterday emerged from her post-Retrograde shadow. This means that the Venus Retro influence, which started on June 21 with the pre-Retro shadow, has now come to completion. What has changed for you in relationship-land over the past three months? What has internally shifted in your self-love, self-worth, self-care and your capacity for pleasure, receptivity and eroticism?

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This combined action of Mercury direct and the end of Venus Retro suggests that, as of the Libra New Moon, it’s all systems go in Venus-land. Coming out of this period of deep reflection and healing, what are you ready to create? How does your radical, genius, visionary self want to show up NOW?

To get more insight into what this New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 19 degrees Libra. The areas of life signified by that house are where the cosmos wants you to:  animate your beautiful genius and artist-activist; reestablish an equal exchange of give and take, receptivity and assertion; renew your spirit of cooperation; create more beauty and increase the flow of love; own your projections and heal within yourself what you see reflected back at you.

Word to the wise – the Moon will go void-of-course just after the New Moon, so the best time for working your New Moon magic (making wishes and setting intentions) is between Tuesday at 2:38pm Pacific and Wednesday at 5:58pm.

p.s. For revolutionary artist Libra New Moon inspiration, you’ll want to hear the recent interview with Patti Smith on Democracy Now. She’s got Neptune in Libra on her Midheaven: “Listen, I believe everythin’ we dream/Can come to pass through our union/We can turn the world around/We can turn the earth’s revolution

– Emily Trinkaus

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Slow Down, Surrender and Allow the Shift – Sunday’s Lunar Eclipse in Aries

aries lunar eclipseThe second Eclipse of the season is coming up on Sunday – are you feeling it? Pressure, intensity, frustration, disorientation and DISCOMFORT?? The Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries (7:04pm Pacific) is a super-charged Full Moon, stirring up strong feelings, bringing events to culmination or closure, and shining the light on what’s been hidden in the depths of the subconscious.

At a Lunar Eclipse, the light of the Full Moon is temporarily darkened by the Earth’s shadow, signifying a resetting of consciousness. This process requires some degree of surrender and a hell of a lot of TRUST. In the dark, we have to rely on how we feel rather than what we see, on our inner guidance rather than having something tangible to hold onto “out there.”

aries lunar eclipseWith the Eclipse in the sign of the Ram, we’re feeling into the essential Aries questions: Who am I? and What do I want? We’re feeling into where the spark of vitality, our passion, our desire, is calling us NOW. The Moon’s close proximity to the South Node suggests that this Eclipse is a lot about releasing old ideas of who we “should” be, who we used to be, and what we used to want. Shedding a layer, letting go of what no longer feels aligned with our true self, uncovering more of our present-time authenticity.

There’s the potential for some serious emotional reactivity – especially anger (and anger’s cousins: frustration, crankiness, irritability). Anger can help us identify what we really want, and are not allowing ourselves to have, and where we need to take action and/or set a boundary. However! The Aries South Node warns not to act from an emotionally-charged state of anger, impatience or judgment. The Libra North Node points to the best way forward, and recommends slowing down, taking some deep breaths, seeing situations from another’s perspective, objectively weighing out all sides of an issue, and creating fair, just and beautiful outcomes.

Action planet Mars – the ruler of Aries and presiding deity of the Eclipse – is in Virgo, opposing Neptune in Pisces, God/Goddess of the Ocean and signifier of the invisible realm of dreams, the imagination, oneness consciousness and Source. Unconsciously navigated, Mars-Neptune shows up as weak, dissipated vitality (including illness), confused action, not knowing what you want and therefore failing to do anything, feeling powerless, victimized, incapable of asserting yourself and pursuing your desires.

neptune in piscesBut the higher side of Mars-Neptune is the Spiritual Warrior – committed action on behalf of the greater whole, an alignment of personal will with divine will, powerful engagement and co-creation with invisible forces. Access the witchy power of Mars in Virgo by stepping up your self-care habits, purifying your body, and cleaning your home – both the physical and energetic “stuff” that’s accumulated (light up that sage…). Activate your Spiritual Warrior through prayer, meditation, ritual, surrendering to the Mystery while fully grounded and centered in your body and in present time.

Fueling the eclipsey energy of CHANGE, and marking a significant turning point, today is Fall Equinox (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere) – when the Sun moves into Libra the Scales and the day and night are equal. This is a time to recognize, celebrate and harvest the results of your creations, and to consider what shifts you can make to bring your life back into balance. What do you need to release so you focus on your priorities?

And! Deepening the underwordly, lost-in-the-dark, shadow-revealing, pressurized qualities of the Eclipse, Pluto – God/Goddess of the Underworld – is stationing, preparing to turn from Retrograde to Direct (forward) on Thursday (11:57pm Pacific). Pluto turned Retrograde on April 16, just a few days before the Aries New Moon, and we’re now revisiting themes from that time. As I asked in my April 15 postWhat needs to be released so that more of your true self can emerge? What’s the “deadwood” in your life that’s holding you back from acting on your deepest desires? Where are you stifling or suppressing your creative energy because you’re following someone else’s rules?

Whew, yes, a lot going on. Breathing, breathing. More breathing.

For deeper insight into what Sunday’s Lunar Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 4 degrees Aries. The areas of life signified by that house are where:  change is brewing, volatile energy is erupting, and something from the past is coming to culmination, fruition or completion; where you’re being called to activate your Spiritual Warrior; and where you’re asking the Aries questions, What do I really want? Where is my vitality and excitement calling me? What would it look like to express more of my true self?

– Emily Trinkaus

galactivationsCalling all priestesses! Want support for navigating these transformational Lunar Eclipse energies, releasing reactivity and accessing your power? Join energy-healing genius Katie Todd and me on Thursday (or by recording) for our Full Moon Galactivation! All women are welcome, and this is a teleclass, so you just need a phone or interweb connection to participate. Details here.

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Purification and Presence – Saturday’s Solar Eclipse in Virgo

virgo solar eclipseThe Pisces Full Moon on August 29 launched us into Eclipse Season, a six-week period of intensified everything and a high-pressure portal into new realities.

Typically, there’s a lot of emotional energy flying around, surprising and even shocking events (both personally and on the world stage), significant people coming in and out of your life, major endings and beginnings, and a feeling of being pulled into the mysterious, fertile darkness of the UNKNOWN.

The ancients associated Eclipses with FATE – fated meetings, fated events, fated births and deaths. But we psychologically-hip moderns can benefit from Carl Jung’s insight that “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.” This is the higher function of Eclipses – to bring what has been hidden in the depths of the subconscious into the light of awareness.

Deep feelings rise up, demanding to be acknowledged, secrets are revealed, and revelations abound. There’s a sense of PURGING – clearing out the emotional gunk that’s built up over the past six months, since the previous set of Eclipses. It’s not uncommon for this purging or detox process to manifest through illness.

virgo solar eclipseThe Eclipsey urge to purge may be especially activated by Saturday’s Solar Eclipse (11:42pm Pacific), because the Sun and Moon unite in Virgo, the health-oriented sign of purification and cleansing. Virgo purifies in order to come into greater PRESENCE and to more fully embody her ESSENCE – clearing out the physical, mental and emotional clutter that takes her out of the here-and-now moment and distracts her from her highest path of service.

The Virgo Solar Eclipse wants you to clarify and clear out what is no longer in alignment with your essence, to call your power back into your body, get focused in present time, and become a more effective agent of planetary service. Virgo rules the small intestine, whose function is to DISCERN what is truly nourishing, and what wants to be released.

chiron in piscesThe Solar Eclipse opposes Chiron in Pisces, activating the Spiritual Warrior, Wounded Healer and Shaman in all of us. Our wounds are not meant to be covered up or coped with – they contain our most powerful gifts, the medicine with which we’re meant to heal the world. Rather than getting caught up in trying to “fix” these perceived wounds, better to shower them with a big dose of Piscean unconditional love, acceptance and compassion. Where you feel the most imperfect, inadequate, insecure, powerless and fractured may point to precisely how you are here to serve others.

A Solar Eclipse is an extra-potent New Moon, catalyzing major new beginnings that develop over the next six months, and even 19 years. I know that many of you beautiful readers are Virgos (like me!). So please know that this Solar Eclipse is especially powerful for you if your birthday falls on or near (within a day or two of) the Eclipse. A Solar Eclipse on or near your birthday means that your whole life is ripe for reinvention and regeneration. You may need to spend some time in the Underworld, letting die what is no longer in alignment with your essence and simply BEING in the Mystery, allowing the rebirth to happen in its own perfect time.

To get more insight into what this Solar Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 20 degrees Virgo. (If you don’t know how, check out my teleclass below!) The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to: purge what is no longer nourishing and realign with your essence; reclaim your sovereignty; make a new beginning in health, healing and service; simplify, get organized and increase your efficiency and productivity; and release judgment and perfectionism and start where you are.

Emily Trinkaus

Want to delve deeper into the Virgo Solar Eclipse? Join me on Saturday (or by recording) for a special teleclass: Underworld Initiation – Rebirthing Presence and Essence. Everyone is welcome, including astro-beginners, and you’ll learn how to find where the Eclipse is happening in your chart and what that means. Register by midnight Thursday to be included in the drawing to have your chart used as an example in class (I’ll pick two)! Sign up

And – for the Priestesses! Katie Todd and I are super-excited about our next Galactic Priestess Deep Dive: Relating With Power, starting September 15. Using the Galactic Priestess tools of astrology and energy work, we will deep-dive into the inner and invisible dynamics of how you hold power in all of your relationships. Get the details

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Release the Victim, Reconnect with Source – Saturday’s Super Full Moon in Pisces

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Collage/painting by Emily

How do you handle chaos? How comfortable are you with the Unknown? How do you deal with the intense FEELINGS that come up when faced with wildfires, drought, planetary destruction and threats of mass extinction?

Saturday’s Super Full Moon in Pisces (11:35am Pacific) pulls you into deep, chaotic and mysterious waters, stirring up strong feelings and opening your psychic sensors to collective energies. The Pisces Full Moon highlights and heightens your sensitivity to all living beings, increasing your capacity to feel the suffering of the world.

The Full Moon closely conjoins with Neptune, God/Goddess of the Ocean and modern ruler of the Fishes, amplifying these Piscean themes and specifically calling out your inner VICTIM. Any part of yourself that still feels and acts like a victim is likely to be lit up at this Full Moon, ready to seen, felt and dissolved as you reconnect with the truth of your infinite Source self.

neptuneNo need to go into shadow-Virgo shame or judgment, dear friends. Here at the end of the Age of Pisces, we’re ALL dealing with the Victim archetype as we collectively process and heal from the closing cycle. The ultimate lesson of Pisces is that we’re all one, and as long as we’re suffering from the illusion of separation, we’ll continue to project our divine power outside ourselves and play the victim.

The Pisces Full Moon calls you inward to reconnect with Source, your true place of power. Take a break from Virgo-season busyness and tend to your soul. Let yourself fully know and embrace and love your inner Victim (resistance and denial are not so useful). Feel your feelings, honor your sensitivity and be compassionate with yourself. Unplug from the energy of collective trauma and freak-out, and reconnect with the ultimate level of reality, where everything truly is in divine order (despite appearances to the contrary). Piscean paths to healing include music, dance, art, meditation, prayer, dream work and grief work.

While the Pisces Full Moon conjoins with Neptune, the Virgo Sun conjoins with Jupiter – a big hello to the Jupiter-Neptune opposition, which will be in effect through next spring. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces (i.e., the planet associated with Pisces before Neptune was discovered in 1846), and its opposition with Neptune presents a challenge to embody your spiritual power, use your magical gifts, and live your ideals – walk the talk.

virgoThe Virgo-Pisces polarity, highlighted by the Full Moon and further amplified by the Jupiter-Neptune opposition, is the axis of SERVICE. As we face seemingly insurmountable global crises, it’s very tempting to check out, hide out, run for cover and hope it all blows over before we run out of canned goods. Not the most empowering or useful approach. Instead, we’re being called to serve at a higher level, to act as Planetary Priestesses and Priests, each doing our small but essential part in laying to rest the old paradigm and midwifing the new.

The Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Virgo brings the helpful quality of DISCERNMENT to the potentially mass-hysteria-producing Neptunian/Piscean chaotic deluge. The discernment of: What is real here? What do you know to be true in your BODY? (Trust it!) How can you best utilize your specific skills to respond effectively in the moment?

For more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 6 degrees Pisces. The areas of life represented by this house are where you’re invited to: recognize and release your inner Victim; reconnect with your spiritual source and receive an infusion of divine love; open to guidance from your dreams, intuition and imagination; surrender having to have all the answers or the perfect plan and trust the mysterious flow of life; and allow for more compassion and forgiveness.

– Emily Trinkaus

galactivationsCalling all priestesses! Want support for navigating these transformational Full Moon energies and strengthening your Planetary Priestess powers? Join energy-healing genius Katie Todd and me on Thursday (or by recording) for our Full Moon Galactivation! All women are welcome, and this is a teleclass, so you just need a phone or interweb connection to participate. Details here.

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Reinfusion of Light, Love and Radiance – Today’s Venusian New Moon in Leo

Transcend, Frequency of Violet, from the 13-Moon Oracle

Transcend, Frequency of Violet, from the 13-Moon Oracle

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

Today’s New Moon in Leo (7:53am Pacific) invites you to receive and radiate more LIGHT. In this video, I share all the Virgoan details about the New Moon, its square to Saturn (boundaries!), trine to Uranus (innovation!), and conjunction with Venus – activation of the Solar Feminine. And we delve into Venus Retrograde, Venus in the Underworld, and tomorrow’s Venus-Sun conjunction.

I also talk about the card I picked for the New Moon – Transcend, the Frequency of Violet, from Ariel Spilsbury’s 13-Moon Oracle: “In the act of forgiving the ‘other’ the radiance of the self is actually freed…. Enter now into this radiant, flowing wholeness that is offered by the Divine to release anything that you have not, until this moment, loved into wholeness.” I wanted to show the card in the video but it disappeared when I had to pick up my little lion Bessie (who makes a special guest star appearance in the video).

If you’d rather just listen to the audio, download the mp3.

– Emily Trinkaus

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Solar Feminine Activation! Friday’s Special Venusian Leo New Moon Video Hangout with Emily

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Friday’s New Moon in Leo (7:53am Pacific) closely conjoins with Venus, the transmitter of Divine Feminine energies on Earth – a powerful activation of the Solar Feminine and a mega-infusion of love, radiance and fertility. On Saturday, Venus – at perigee, traveling closest to the Earth – will conjoin with the Sun, fertilizing a new 19-month Venus cycle.

In honor of these exciting and auspicious cosmic events, I’m offering a special FREE video hangout tomorrow! We’ll gather at 8:00am Pacific, for about a half-hour, and delve into the New Moon and Venus-Sun conjunction. Everyone is welcome, and I’ll post the replay here tomorrow, but you need to register to get the link to join me live:  Sign up now

– Emily Trinkaus

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Surrender and Spaciousness – Saturn Stations Direct at the Aquarius Full Moon

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Friday’s Full Moon in Aquarius (3:43am PDT) invites you to take a deep breath, step back from the drama, and see a more objective, higher perspective on where you’re at and where you’re headed.

This lunar cycle, which started at the Cancer New Moon on July 15, is mostly characterized by Water and Fire, which can feel like being caught up in a swirl of feeling and activity. This cycle also includes three different planetary stations – apparent reversals of direction – signifying turning points, and giving us a lot to digest and integrate.

The Aquarius Full Moon brings a welcome amplification of the AIR element, which holds the gifts of objectivity, neutrality and spaciousness. As the last of the Air signs, Aquarius is especially gifted in seeing the big picture, tuning into the future, and identifying what’s best for the community or collective.

scorpioSaturn, the traditional ruler of Aquarius, will turn Direct (forward) on Saturnday (August 1), ending its Retrograde that started on March 14. As Saturn stations, we’re getting a grand-finale mega-dose of Saturn in Scorpio, which started in October 2012 and calls for deep-level emotional healing. Saturn works through PRESSURE, and when Saturn is active (like, now), we can feel the pressure of too much to do, not enough time, and needing to make decisions that have long-term consequences.

In relation to this Aquarius Full Moon, Saturn in Scorpio reveals any subconscious fears holding you back and sabotaging your future. As the “reality check” planet, Saturn brings your airy Aquarius vision down to Earth, giving it foundation and roots. Saturn asks, what kind of structure, container, system, strategy do you need? What’s your plan for making it REAL?

Rather than over-asserting your will or “pushing” for answers, Saturn in Scorpio calls for shedding whatever is inauthentic, out of alignment with who you are now, and draining your juju and then allowing what’s true and authentic to rise from the ashes. One of the big Saturn in Scorpio lessons is SURRENDER – a skill that is hugely underrated and underutilized in the modern West.

jupiterSaturnian energies are further amplified by a square from Jupiter in Leo, which will be exact on August 3 but is in effect all month. Some themes of this Jupiter-Saturn square include:

•    facing and working through the fear of being BIG and shining your light in the world
•    clarifying and implementing the support system you need to manifest your creative vision
•    getting more serious, disciplined and focused about bringing your vision into reality
•    surrendering the need for approval and outside validation for expressing your true self.

To get more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 7 degrees Aquarius. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:  get a big-picture perspective and clarify your future vision; surrender your ego’s agenda and trust what holds energy for you now; feel and move through any fears about expressing your true, freaky self.

– Emily Trinkaus

galactivationsCalling all priestesses! Want support for navigating these transformational Full Moon energies? Join energy-healing genius Katie Todd and me on Wednesday (or by recording) for our Full Moon Galactivation! All women are welcome, and this is a teleclass, so you just need a phone or interweb connection to participate. Details  here.

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