Scorpio Full Moon 2017 [#StickyNoteAstrology]

Here is some more #StickyNoteAstrology. This time we take note of the Full Moon in Scorpio. [Time Correction: 5:42 PM EST!]

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 Ashé Oracle Forecast
Week of Monday, April 3, 2017

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 This reading is for me and anyone who shares my vibration 

1.) “How will I enhance my life this week?”
: 10 of Cups

I get the most out of life when I take the time to recognize the power I possess to make real the life of my dreams. To celebrate my artistic ability, I might write a list of 10 Wishes That Have Come True. I could also ask myself “What do I love most right now about my life?” as a way of appreciating the moment and practicing gratitude for all that is blessed in the world.

2.) “What issue must I resolve this week?”
: 0 – The Fool

As much as I love my life, I am no stranger to the karmic difficulties of prior impatience, ignorance, and immaturity. There are no regrets, because what’s done is done, and so I take responsibility for creating these circumstances. The only way to move forward after is to get real about what went wrong and then dare to make it right.

3.) “What mystery is being revealed to me this week?”
: 10 of Pentacles

The “Good Life” is a fantasy that many of us entertain, but in the most practical sense, it comes only as a result of physical routine. In other words, my ritual must reinforce the reality that my imagination envisions as ideal if I intend to bring it into existence. The secret to the success I see in the outside world is exposed by the discovery of the blood, sweat, and tears that have spilled consistently enough to stain the floor of every foundation of excellence. Overnight success is an illusion. My heroes are proof that it takes time to climb the tree of life, and they remind me that my ascension is the promise of daily effort.

And since this is about to be the song of the summer, here is Calvin Harris“Heatstroke” (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, &¬†Ariana Grande), which matches the blossoming optimism that this reading inspires in me. You can find this song and many more where that came from on my April 2017 Playlist, only on Tidal.

 

The Moon is…#StickyNoteAstrology]

Since it’s Monday [aka Moon-day], I am sharing lunar-influenced¬†Sticky Note Astrology!

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leo new moon: 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

LEO NEW MOON
8/2/2016 @ 4:44 pm EST

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Numerology of the Day:
1

[8+2+2+0+1+6 = 19 = 1+9 = 10 = 1+0 = 1]

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Like the fateful moments before the Big Bang [theoretically] exploded in a dazzling display of unadulterated life force energy, particles of apparent nothingness are colliding violently to form the perfect storm of pure creative potential that is the number 1.

Just as phallic as its symbol suggests,  1 is the spark of potent possibility that penetrates past the formulaic fixtures of the world to stimulate the origination of new forms. Through sheer will power and singular focus, 1 is able to bring to fruition anything it so chooses, even if it is inconceivable to those who lack visionary awareness. 1 is the number that represents the pioneer or the inventor that changes the course of life with the bright idea he or she manifests.

Think of 1 as a magic wand, in that when it is directed with deliberate intention, life can be exactly as one wishes it to be. This is an example of the determination inherent in this number, as well as its leadership qualities. Not everyone, however, appreciates such dominant force, so it is wise to be present and personalize interactions on a case by case basis when wielding the commanding essence of the number 1. Even if domination is explicitly the goal [hey… it happens], a thoughtlessly offensive presentation is a surefire way to become public enemy number one.

The lowest expression of the number 1 is probably its propensity for egotism and self-centeredness. After all, it is hard not to take things personal when one think itself the center of the universe. When negative, people resonating with this energy will stop at nothing to win, even to the detriment and alienation of others.

Although extremely individualistic,¬†1 signifies total, undivided unification. In this aspect,¬†1 reminds us of how, when concentrated and in perfect alignment, anything can happen. Pay special attention to any ‚Äúfirsts‚ÄĚ that come to be, as there is something magical about doing something that has never been done before.

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence for Leo:
Strength

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Rarely does brute force subdue the mightiest of beasts. Where physical intimidation and unsophisticated aggression fail, purity of will prevails every time. There is something undeniable about a being that aligns itself with the most noble posture, for it dares entities it encounters to aspire to a similarly regal disposition, and this tactic can be dramatically more effective than a thoughtlessly blunt attempt at a take down attack.

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The New Moon is the monthly meeting of the Sun and the Moon in the same sign. This combination makes for a great potency that, when harnessed, encourages anything that is initiated or asked. The best time to set New Moon intentions is the following few days after the aspect is exact, once the dust has settled, but the day of is usually fine too. Warning: avoid setting intentions before the New Moon is exact and/or during the void-of-course moon. [See below for the best times to make your wish.]

This New Moon is in the sign of Leo

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LEO
the lion
Element: Fire
Modality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Sun
Opposite Sign: Aquarius
House Association: Fifth House
Day of the Week: Sunday
Tarot Card: Strength
Themes:
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capricorn full moon 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

CAPRICORN FULL MOON
7/19/2016 @ 6:57 pm EST

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Numerology of the Day: 8
[7+1+9+2+0+1+6= 26 = 2+6 = 8]

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What goes around comes around is the idea behind the number 8. Just like the symbol of infinity, this number embodies endlessness. 8 can be the gift that keeps on giving, or it can represent the shackles of bondage to an oppressive circumstance. The result of the 8 energy depends on how its power is wielded. The get back is only as strong as the put out, sort of like karma. Or exactly like karma. If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then whoever reads this better act accordingly, or else.

Once this personal responsibility is assumed, 8 can elevate ordinary individuals to executive heights. 8 is related to the archetype of the boss, one who has self-control and well as power of the circumstances of subordinates. Ambition, business, and corporation all fall under the rule of this authoritative number. Not so positively, the number 8 may be cumbersome and sensitive to the pressures of this gravitational existence, so people who identify with this vibration must often fight through fatalism. With discipline and balance, 8 can achieve greatness.

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence for Capricorn:
XV | The Devil

Some might say that Hell is really here on Earth. In that case, it would be advisable to look at this physical dimension as The Devil’s dominion. Who better then to call upon than this guy to make the most of this material world and master the five senses? When his energy is harnessed with “upright” intentions, The Devil can be a great taskmaster who bestows lessons of discipline and concentration unto his ambitious students. This card appears to endorse the value of not only respecting, but also working optimally within a defined set of boundaries. The ones who overstep those boundaries, however, are likely to have a much different experience of this wicked archetype upon which the unconscious idea of evil is projected.

The Devil is concerned only with the “real” world. Spirituality, enlightenment, and love are not so important in this realm, and those qualities are probably¬†lacking when this card is drawn. The Devil is a reminder that as one endeavors toward the most impressive peaks of professional success and tangible attainment, the calculation and determination that are required to dominate the earth element leave little room for the consideration of abstract sentiment. At its most decadent, The Devil is bound unapologetically to the temporarily gratifying but insidiously¬†destructive¬†pleasures of the flesh, ranging from a little raunchy to incredibly grotesque, possibly to the detriment of the “higher self” and the accomplishments toward which one strives. A sacrifice might be in order.

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Astrology:

The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.

The Sun is¬†giving us a glimpse into¬†the mushy inner world of Cancer’s tough shell, but¬†the Moon‚Äôs transition into hard-bodied¬†Capricorn will give us a better view. Why is¬†Capricorn considered opposite of sensitive Cancer?

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CAPRICORN
the Sea Goat
Element:
Earth
Modality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Opposite Sign: Cancer
House Association: Tenth House
Day of the Week: Saturday
Tarot Card: The Devil
Themes: Ambition, Patience, Goal-Setting, Organization, Executive Order, Government, Economy, Hierarchy, Public Image, Vocation, Responsibility, Discipline, Karmic Consequences, Achievement

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sagittarius full moon 2016, again! [#StarsAndSymbols]

SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
6/20/2016 @ 7:02 am EST

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Numerology of the Day: 8
[6+2+0+2+0+1+6= 17 = 1+7 = 8]

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What goes around comes around is the idea behind the number 8. Just like the symbol of infinity, this number embodies endlessness. 8 can be the gift that keeps on giving, or it can represent the shackles of bondage to an oppressive circumstance. The result of the 8 energy depends on how its power is wielded. The get back is only as strong as the put out, sort of like karma. Or exactly like karma. If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then whoever reads this better act accordingly, or else.

Once this personal responsibility is assumed, 8 can elevate ordinary individuals to executive heights. 8 is related to the archetype of the boss, one who has self-control and well as power of the circumstances of subordinates. Ambition, business, and corporation all fall under the rule of this authoritative number. Not so positively, the number 8 may be cumbersome and sensitive to the pressures of this gravitational existence, so people who identify with this vibration must often fight through fatalism. With discipline and balance, 8 can achieve greatness.

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence for Sagittarius:
XIV | Temperance

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After dealing with some of the Tarot‚Äôs more extreme archetypal circumstances, Temperance pops out of the deck as a reminder of moderation. Sometimes it‚Äôs more appropriate to lay back and be patient, even as the world seems to be spinning out of control. Do what must be done, but beware of doing too much too soon. Depending on the stakes of the situation, maybe it‚Äôs¬†better to leave it alone altogether, whatever ‚Äúit‚ÄĚ may be.

Even in the bleakest of conditions, there is always a way to make the circumstance work, even if it takes a little magic in the form of alchemy. To be cliche, take all the lemons that life has given and make the best lemonade that lemons can make ‚Äď with some other helpful¬†ingredients, of course. Perhaps it‚Äôs best to focus less on getting rid of something [or someone] bothersome and to concentrate on transmuting trouble to triumph instead, thereby ensuring that victory will be the destination of this long journey.

Rather than acting thoughtlessly or giving into reckless reactivity, Temperance urges us to ponder the possibilities of the future, as well as how they may be affected. Play around with all available elements and realign resources to elicit exciting new effects and create unexplored contexts. The decision to bide time shouldn’t render one inactive. Anyone who equates apparent stillness to stasis is foolish, and more likely than not, that fool will be the one who ends up holding the losing hand.

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Astrology:

The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.

The Sun is shining on both sides of Gemini, but the Moon’s shift into Sagittarius will reveal even MORE. Why is Sagittarius considered opposite of multi-faceted Gemini?

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SAGITTARIUS
Element: Fire
Modality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Opposite Sign: Gemini
House Association: Ninth House
Day of the Week: Thursday
Keywords: Confidence, Improvisation, Broadcasting, Cultural Customs, Foreign Affairs, Law, Morality, Religion, Higher Learning, Philosophy, Adventure, Speculation, Optimism, Leaps of Faith, The Big Picture

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full moon reflection: 2 [#StarsAndSymbol]

Many people who don’t know much about astrology, and even some of us who work with Stars & Symbols on a daily basis, tend to fear the Full Moon. The word “lunatic” comes to mind [moon = luna]. The feminine energy is feared, and since the moon is the symbolic matrix of all feminine, the Full Moon’s emphasis on our lunar luminary can elicit irrational emotionalism in this patriarchal society. As if insanity were the only option, people expect to go crazy!

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sun in gemini 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun enters Gemini
5/20/2016 @ 10:36 am EST until 6/20/2016

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What is: the Sun?

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The core of your personality is illuminated by the Sun sign. As the sun takes thirty days to travel through each one of the twelve zodiac signs, so each one has a month in the spotlight. Just like the sun in the solar system, everything revolves around the astrological Sun as the main source of vitality and awareness, and so it is the energy from which every creative expression emanates. It is also an emblem of the human ego. The space occupied by the Sun is where one feels most alive, important, and unique.

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What is: Gemini?

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GEMINI
Element: Air
Modality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Opposite Sign: Sagittarius
House Association: Third House
Day of the Week: Wednesday
Tarot Card: The Lovers
Themes:
Duality, Elementary Education, Street Smarts, Curiosity, Trivia, Multitasking, Storytelling, The News, Communications, Blogging, Social Media

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beyonc√©, as a goddess: osh√ļn [#StarsAndSymbols]

here at shady sun, we believe that, whether they are conscious of it or not,¬†the most enduringly successful pop cultural icons enrich¬†their work with the symbolism of an acutely deliberate variety. drawing from the rich [and often intersecting] archetypes of astrology, numerology, mythology, tarot, etc, the themes and motifs of these “stars” seem to parallel certain legends that live¬†immortalized in the collective unconscious.¬†the existence of the famous figure bears a striking resemblance to something we’ve seen all before, at some point, in another dimension maybe, but it’s unique enough to keep us engaged as if we haven’t already seen unfold this story.

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when we reconnect with our roots, we see the world with¬†new eyes. as i study¬†ifa, santer√≠a¬†and voodoo, my lens to the outside world, particularly pop culture, has a fresh filter.¬†just as i did,¬†many others¬†who are and have been familiar with this way of life are claiming a connection between lemonade, beyonc√©’s latest offering, and the spirit of the afro-cuban¬†deity osh√ļn.

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osh√ļn is an orisha. to give praise where it’s due, she is one of the most celebrated orishas. for those of us who have never encountered them by name, the orishas are divine forces of nature that are revered, channeled, followed and praised for their supernatural powers and graceful guardianship.¬†2db94430e52a262324a0e3ccaf819ba1

if we all come from africa, one would posit that the greco-roman pantheon of gods is a derivative of this african ensemble of supernatural entities. if so, osh√ļn would be foremother of¬†aphrodite/venus, goddess of love and luxury. in that vein,¬†osh√ļn¬†is regarded as the sweetest and most beautiful of all the orishas, the one we turn to when we wish to attract life’s treasures and indulge in romance.

she is also sought out for relief from harsh conditions, such as when she lightened her skin and hair to accompany the west africans who were brought to caribbean as slaves. under catholic rule on the island of cuba, yoruba’s osh√ļn was syncretized to our lady of charity, the saint who was called upon to aid the newly enslaved prisoners.

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it is because of osh√ļn’s affinity for the finer things, as well as her ability to circulate and arouse love, she knows more than anyone else how it feels to live through oppressive circumstances such as poverty, oppression, rejection, neglect, and heartache. enter beyonc√©.

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