Theres a very pretty dam close to where I live that is teeming with wildlife. I go up there to sit and just be amongst the ducks, crows, kookaburras and swans.
Ohhhh, the swans.
It always makes me chuckle to see how cumbersome these creatures are on land, tripping up and over pretty much everything, including their own feet. Then they slip silently into the dam and completely morph into the epitome of grace and elegance. Those same strong legs glide effortlessly through the water, enabling old clumsy pants to slip along majestically. Serenely. Always enough to make me catch my breath just a little at their sheer beauty.
Transformation indeed, just like this Scorpio Full Moon.
Both Pluto, the planet of regeneration and rebirth and Scorpio love a cracking good rummage. They are born to dig deep, they can’t help themselves. Neither are afraid of what’s buried below and have an almost religious devotion to bringing the hidden to light. Both are particularly active now. Pluto is trying his darndest to get you in touch with your God given power and talents if only you’ll let him. He doesn’t want you stumbling around in the dark, where you have no business being. He wants you to harness your hopes and dreams, even if its a little uncomfortable in the process. He’s there to buoy you up. Trust him. Surrender.
Jupiter enters the fray with a hell’s yeah, lets jump in boots and all! He’s a bit of a flouncer, ol Jupiter and this full moon he’s super optimistic to the point of being O.T.T So we are looking at striking a balance between over exaggerating our capabilities and owning them. And not getting comfort mixed up with being stuck. If you’re swanning around expecting the world to cater to your wishes then you might have a bit of a stumble. Again- its all about balance.
Both full moons and Swan animal medicine speak of partnership, going with the flow and intuition. Don’t give up, give over. This is culmination time. Take a deep breath, stick your neck out and plunge the depths of your spirit. You never know what gems you’ll find. You’ll resurface replenished, alive and ready to knock all those tisk tisking neigh sayers out of the water with your poise, grace and beauty.
Jump to it then...Swan dive baby.
SYD 4th May 1:43pm
LON 4th May 4:43am
NY 3rd May 11:43pm
Personally, I love an Aries New Moon and this one is no exception. I always feel the potential and promise that hangs in the air, kind of like the universe drew a big comma for us to take a breath, reclaim our life and go forth and write the rest of our story. It gives us fire in the belly.
This Moon has a touch of Mohammad Ali about it. Famed for his “I am the Greatest” quote he began telling himself this over and over again until, well…he was. Aries governs courage, spontaneity and action. It is also ruled by the God of War himself- Mars. And Mars makes some power packed links this time around.
The ruler of this New Moon is currently sitting in the sign of Taurus and connecting with THE power planet Pluto-giving us endurance, stamina and an all out determination to Just. Keep. Going. Ali was born with his Mars here. His grit and tenacity are legendary. Yours can be too. If you feel like you are punch drunk from the last month or so due to the eclipse shake up, then you can now ground your energy, harness it and implement change that stands the test of time. Build a sturdy platform on which to show the world what you’re really made of.
But wait…there’s more. A humdinger of a connection to Jupiter is what. If your confidence has been sagging around your ankles of late then this energy can really give you a much needed boost. Beware of the inclination to bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell or by making promises that will be impossible to keep. If you’re going to tell yourself you’re the greatest then make sure you’ve got the training and expertise to back it up.
If life has been a series of defeats lately then there is no better day to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and put up your dukes. Nobody puts an Aries New Moon in the corner. Let’s get ready to rumble!
Aries New Moon 28 degrees
Sydney April 19th 4:57 AM
London April 18th 7:57 PM
New York April 18th 2:57 PM
*Mohammad Ali is not an Aries native but has Capricorn, Taurus, Leo and Mars strong in his chart echoing the energy surrounding this moon.
Cocktail of the week:
Eclipse a la Luna
Let me give you a brief history on this little number. This bevy’s reputation of bringing to light things that we normally prefer to keep hidden is legendary. The earth casts its long shadow over the moon, giving it a deep red hue, hence us dealing with the shadow self or the shadow selves of others. Falling in Libra, the sign of sugar and spice and all things nice makes it extra important to find equilibrium for the Spirit as it is represented by the scales. Where in your life is there a lack of balance? You may get a clue from last September. Throw in a heady combination of the North Node, Pluto and Uranus and we have a dynamite cocktail of purification, transformation and liberation. This lunar eclipse is the shortest this century but sip slowly- its got one helluva kick.
2 parts gumption or chutzpah
1 part letting go
A scoop of healing
A dash of honesty
A spoonful of wisdom
A twist of change
A slice of truth
1. Combine gumption with a healthy dose of honesty.You are now on the home stretch for making the necessary changes to deeply impact how you relate to yourself, to your inner circle and to the world at large. Raw ingredients are best used here- who are you at your core? If you’ve been denying aspects of your heart or projecting your crap onto others, allow honesty rise to the top. Strain off the B.S. Set aside to rest.
2. After taking a bloody good look at yourself and what is demanding your immediate attention, gently fold in letting go and healing. This step is an imperative part of the recipe. If you need a good weep then do so- Lunar Eclipses are great times to release. Wisdom naturally arises out of this process.
3. Sprinkle in change. Humans are naturally averse to this step but the future won’t taste the same without it. Shake until you’re nice and chilled.
4. Garnish with your truth. Flounce. Pirouette. Serve yourself.
Libra Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
SYD April 4 11:06 pm
LON April 4 1:06 pm
NY April 4 8:06 am
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