the roots & the tree: capricorn full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

one of the great things about roots is how they provide the tree with the support necessary to uphold its composure as it climbs great heights. if there is no foundation, there is no growth. that said, the fullest way for the tree to honor its roots is to challenge itself to reach higher than it ever has. after all, isn’t that the purpose of planting seeds in the first place?

with the sun in cancer, we are focused on the acknowledgment of the deepest, most familiar facets of our personhood. to nourish and protect the life force within is the instinct that keeps each species going from generation to generation. It may not always make rational sense, but thanks to intuition and the assortment of other gifts stored away in our ancestral goodie bags, we know what we have to do at any given moment to preserve this fragile existence. to sustain our lineage is encoded in our dna.

before we get too comfortable, we must remember that no matter how well acclimatized we are, every season presents its challenges. without the occasional obstacle, the experience of life would be too subjective to sustain the dynamism of authentic expression in all its completeness. that is where the full moon in capricorn, which opposes the cancer sun, comes into play. we are feeling the subconscious call to endeavor toward the practical attainment of worldly accomplishment. our survival skills mean little if we do not at some point assume responsibility for the successful advancement of the family name beyond the home and into the stratosphere of society. the tangible achievements we need to satisfy this obscure hunger are the products of structure, goals, and concentrated motivation.

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ecstatic employment: 7/6/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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being a public example of the precision and efficiency of purposeful self-containment will satiate our karmic desire to progress toward the destiny of this current incarnation. there is something fulfilling about going back to basics and tending to the duties that require our devotion. conditions cannot be improved for anyone or anything unless they receive an adequate amount of tlc, and the survival of the species alone is incentive enough for us to swallow our pride and get to work. the goal is to enhance the community and society, but we must start on an individual level, with the inspiring enhancement of ourselves.

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refine my mind: 6/8/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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The potential to maximize this week lies in the efficiency and effectiveness of our cognitive processes. Focusing on the improvement of our mental faculties will yield the results that will assist us in realizing our highest potential. The way we think, the way we transmit messages, the way we make sense of and apply what we learn affects us personally, as well as those with whom we come in contact, so it is in our best interest to fix what we find to be faulty in regards to our systems of information.

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like a prayer: gemini new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

the most stimulating conversations are the ones that do not require an open mouth. an open heart is all that is needed to send and receive messages. it happens with the people we love, our best friends, those closest to us, and even strangers sometimes. we talk without saying a word, and more importantly, we listen to that which arises out of silence. this is a sign of divine communication.

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my best week: 3/16/14 [#StarsAndSymbols]

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the moon affects the tides of the earth, rising them high and letting them fall. in astrology, lunar energy represents the ebb and the flow of our feelings as we receive the energy around us. some vibrations leave stronger impressions on us, and sometimes we are more receptive to them. some may call it moody, but let’s look at it as fluctuation. the moon is always going through a phase, so it never stays the same. comfort gives most of us some sort of security, but as long there is something to be felt, there is the chance we could be carried away by a tidal wave.

are we swimming up or downstream? maybe, quite possibly both! pisces left alone in its natural habitat is a little… all over the place, not easily contained as it tries to float away. there is no use for a fish to have its feet on the ground, because we all know it has fins to swim, and life is much more magical when we dive in and imbibe the brew of the universe. intoxication can help us temporarily escape from the turmoil that seems to trap us, but we risk self-sabotage when we become addicted to deception. we must tune into the higher power of the current to avoid drowning in delusion.

still water runs deeper in the 8th house. the surface simply will not suffice. probing the depths is a daunting job, but someone’s gotta do it. it can be hard to see clearly when we are digging in the dark, and while obscured excavation can be dangerous, it only strengthens the other senses. if destruction is a possibility, so is regeneration. this process may be taxing but if we believe it will pay off, it probably will. let’s plunge into the sea and discover the treasure that lies 8,000 leagues beneath.

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pisces full moon: truth/illusion [#StarsAndSymbols]

A realization is merely a reflection of The Truth that lives within. It is known, and while it can be forgotten, it will always be remembered. When one falls unconscious, awareness will reveal itself in an awesome illumination.

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Don’t be fooled by The Illusion of distance, because every division is a connection misunderstood. What seems separate is essentially the same. A line blurred by design, all difference dissolves into its thinly veiled disguise.

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venus in virgo [astroloco]

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VENUS in VIRGO 2013
(July 22 – August 16)

We will have the desire break our relationships, possessions, and values down to bits and pieces in order to understand them better. Just remember to do it with love. Oh, and don’t forget put them back together again when you’re done!

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quiet before the storm: moon in libra [astroloco]

Venus rules Taurus and Libra. We are experiencing the beautiful season of Taurus (occupied by the Sun, Venus, & Mars), and currently, the MOON is in LIBRA. The Goddess of Love is in full effect right now (despite a couple brief oppositions). Revel in this moment of tranquility, sensuality, and pleasure, because it won’t last forever.

Nothing does.

*cues “I Feel Pretty” and begins improvised interpretive dance*

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If we find our balance [Libra] now and sustain [Taurus] it, and we’ll have an advantage going into the extreme energy of the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio!

This energy is easy enough to be hard to notice, so don’t take it for granted.

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Confused? Tonight’s illuminatingly thorough Full Moon in Virgo should provide the clarity you need, especially in regards to work, health, and daily routine. Use your imagination to find magic in the mundane!

FULL MOON in VIRGO
(February 25, 2013 @ 3:26 PM)

Illumination:
Service, Discernment, Selflessness

Reflection:
Is your worrisome anxiety hindering you from having faith in others? Are your critiques making it hard to show unconditional love? Have you been analyzing your feelings instead of actually feeling them?

Solution:
“Heal with love as you serve purity, precision, and perfection.”