It has been an emotionally intense time on planet Earth of late, or I should reframe that statement – you have undoubtedly come aware how emotionally intense it has been at all levels on the Earth of late, as Darkness fights hard to survive against the increasing numbers of those that are remembering they are Light. Yet Darkness no longer has a stranglehold on the Earth, despite what it appears. Quietly, Light beckons and spreads. Goodness prevails, once you ignore the double talk echoing from your newsfeeds. Yes, justice is being hammered; yes, truth is being questioned; yes, parts of the world appear in regression; yes, egoic reactive anger has been heightened; and yes, Gaia is reappearing in various guises all over the world.
An eclipse season always has at least two sets of eclipses, two weeks apart, with usually one Lunar – now on the rise – and one Solar, with a New Moon 26th Feb. Influences, geo-cosmic and geo-physical, generally begin to show a few days before an eclipse, with effects that last weeks, months or even years later. Due to the length of the actual eclipse, the effects of this particular Lunar eclipse could last up to four and a half months; and the Solar even longer.
Eclipses always present important turning points. It’s worthwhile checking the degrees activated in your personal scope, to see where and how a potentially defining moment may be expressed in your own unique birthchart
Like a Mother looks after her child, the Moon at home in Cancer provides a place of protection, a sanctuary from the chaos of fast-changing times, and an anchor in rough emotional seas. Take comfort with this first full Moon of 2017, the Full Cancer Moon, as it stimulates our ability to awaken the Divine Mother (within each of us), to show care and consideration in love, unconditional and pure, for all beings, at home, at work, in partnership and with friends.
To borrow a timely Star Wars idiom, in 2017 we can expect a major disturbance in the force as we are now in a radically different astrology straddling the seismic fissure between the 2007-16 Uranus/Pluto Demolition Squares and the 2016-23 Uranus/Eris/Pluto/Haumea eyes wide open awakening. The years between 2017- 2023 are stair steps through the Connected Universe into the Age of Aquarius when Pluto enters the sign of the Futurist. So, what can we foresee for 2017? Deep breath:
This years Capricorn New Moon falls between Xmas Day and New Year’s Day, so hopefully in between the festivities, we find some time to reflect on the challenges and successes we have experienced throughout 2016 and start to feel into the year ahead and what it is we want to achieve in 2017.
Mercury Retrograde, which started on the 19th December and will continue to January 7th, is conjunct the New Moon, making this an especially good time to take a break and re-vise one’s plans and goals, or work ‘behind the scenes’ on new ventures.
Who are you?
It is so easy to get lost. There are so many distractions, often too subtle to notice, that knowing who it is that you are is a virtually impossible question to answer. And yet, answer it you must.
Andrew Smith, C*I*A’s Agent Ei, updates you with his planetary diary!
There is much more in the world that unifies us than separates us, as the ripples of uncertainty radiate across the globe. It is the over flow of a chaotic year ending, with the anticipation of what will be in the coming year. These major turning points, the Solstices in our Tropical Astrological methods are always aligned with the cardinal ingresses, when the Sun enters Capricorn and Cancer at the Solstices, and Aries and Libra at the Equinoxes.
As 2016 wanes and we look forward towards 2017, it is poignant to end the year with Mercury retrograding. It has been some year, as we continue to live through the Tempest of Transition and watch the echo of the late 1920’s and mid 1930’s arise, offering our collective selves an opportunity to engage in creating reality in a more conscious manner. Deeply enslaved by draconian Victorian ideals, our collective awareness, or at least ability to be heard, was very different to it is now.
Important characteristics that encourage a healthy mind and happy heart come into celestial focus during this week’s Full Moon, with principles, discipline, and the practice of patience karmically rewarded. Now the Sun in ethical Sagittarius emphasises the need to remain open and flexible, the wise Archer in opposition to the bright Gemini Moon also urges one to heed the call to restrain thoughts, words and deeds which are divisive or harsh, otherwise many previous good actions will be negated.
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