gemini new moon 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Gemini NEW MOON
6/4/2016 @ 11:00 pm EST

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Numerology of the Day:
1

[6+4+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 “firsts” 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 Gemini:
The Lovers

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As the sixth card in the tarot’s Major Arcana, The Lovers evokes the balance needed to unify life’s opposing forces, the best example of which is the fateful union of two stars that are bound by divine celestial orchestration to cross paths. The nature of such an encounter could go either way, but whether it is the dawn of an incomparable romance or the figurative golden apple that incites the best epic, the archetypal attraction depicted in this card has the power to alter the course of history.

As profound as it can be, a love like this isn’t guaranteed to last forever, although its myth might just be legendary. This energy is subject to changes of heart, clandestine love affairs, and the scandalous revelation of a double life. Paradise is as easily indulged as it is revoked by a higher power or, perhaps worse, coveted by envious onlookers. There is no way to anticipate how it will all end, so the only option is to be mindful of all associations and to adapt to the infinite variety of variables at any given moment.

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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 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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aries new moon 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

ARIES NEW MOON
4/7/2016 @ 7:24 AM EST

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Numerology of the Day:
2

[4+7+2+0+1+6 = 20 = 2+0= 2]

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2 is a number that can go either way. It is the foray into the world of options, so often times important choices must be made that alter the course of one’s life. 2 is a versatile number, so instead of making a hard decision, the 2 suggests embracing multiple realities at once until a mutual solution presents itself. Positively, this could be called consideration. Negatively, this might be seen as deception or duplicity. Could it be both? It could! 2 is full of contradictions like that, and it doesn’t always make logical sense. This could have something to do with 2’s association with the feminine/yin energy, to which irrationality is attributed in this patriarchal society. Along the lines of the feminine force, intuition is probably strongest wherever sensitive 2 is involved.

On one hand, 2 is delicate and impressionable, often yielding to apparently stronger entities. On the other hand, 2 is so fluid that it is unlikely to break, even under the most oppressive circumstances. This number can be quite surprising as it is full of withheld information, evidenced by the bits, pieces and secrets that are revealed when the moment is right. Proof that you always get more than you bargain for when working with a number like this, these carefully metered revelations are indicative of a hidden reserve of alluring depth that is only unveiled to the select few “initiates” who pass the test.  It takes a lot to be let inside, so to know 2 is not only to love 2, but to be loved by 2. Care to double the fun?

Speaking of love, the number 2 rules over romantic relationships and other interpersonal involvements, including conflicts. Sharing, exchanges, and all interactions are ruled by 2. Despite emphasis on social refinement and seamless cooperation, 2 can manifest as timidity, and isn’t always conducive to standing in the spotlight. Even so, 2 is such a charming vibration that audiences form regardless of the preference of privacy.

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence for Aries:
The Emperor

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The leader, the ruler, The Emperor. This card is obviously representative of ballers, shot-callers and other authority figures. Anyone who has power enough to warrant a community of followers can be likened to The Emperor archetype. More symbolically, this card signifies the essential centrality from which any game-changing circumstance emanates, as it takes a great deal of personal singularity and unwavering focus to oversee something of such magnitude.

There are many factors that keep an empire up, running, and vital in the face of threats that could come at any time, from every direction, so it takes a skillful commander to be the core that keeps his kingdom together. Not only must he embody the beam that supports the structure of everything and everyone around him, but he must also make executive decisions that reflect the greater good of the common bond they all share, lest he find himself on the receiving end of an ugly uprising.

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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.]

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2016: labor of love [#StarsAndSymbols]

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it takes 9 months to carry a human child. before the pregnancy reaches full term, there is a process that mother and baby must mutually undergo during which each passing interval is as conducive as it is crucial to a healthy delivery. from conception to labor, everyone has an idea of what it’s going to be, but one never truly knows until the infant comes forth in its big debut. funny how a debut can double as a grand finale. there’s a thin, thin line between the two, and it blurs. i don’t mean to trigger a contraction, but if you look down, you might be surprised to find how close you have come to that line.

as with the developmental stage of any creation, names can change from moment to moment, shifting the vibration of the still-gestating entity. even after it has been christened, the consciousness of the creator must ascend to a certain height in order to finally behold the essence of the precious life that is being fostered in the totality of its glory.

in numerology, the study of numbers as metaphysical symbols, the goal is reduce every amount to a single digit through the mathematic process of addition. for example, the number 39 would be broken down to 3+9. Since 3+9= 12, the next task is to add 1+2, which leaves us with a single digit sum of 3. Now that we’ve arrived at a single digit number, we can start to explore the characteristics inherent in this number, as each of the single digits have their own individual traits and connotations.

now, let’s practically apply this little numerology lesson, shall we? take this new year, 2016. 2+0+1+6 = … 9! That makes 2016 a year that vibrates in alignment with the number 9, the highest and final single digit number. what does it all mean you ask? it might be in our best interest go explore the symbolism of 9 in numerology.

number-9-on-ocean-floorsince 9 is the highest number [excluding, of course, double digits and beyond] there is a lofty quality associated with this symbol. imagine reaching the mountaintop and taking in the elevated view. even the air breathes differently up here. it’s not quite heaven, but it’s feels close enough to rub off on you and change your perspective from one of rugged individuality [in the vain of the number 1] to one of universal awareness. 9 is a heightened state of mind and the insights that one brings down to earth when aligned with this number are sure to be enlightening.

as 9 oversees everything from above, it relates to global affairs and matters that concern the masses. this number endows a respectable degree of leadership unto anyone who invokes it. because of this, popularity is an attribute of people [9 life paths], places [buildings with addresses that equal 9], and things [the year 2016] that resonate with this 9 energy.

as with the high stakes, “ready-to-pop” ninth month of pregnancy, the frequency of the number 9 is one of inspiring excitement. ruled by the action-packed planet mars, 9 is a zealous energy. when this number is in effect, the people of the world are motivated by the promise of big projects, especially if the endeavor is attached in some way to a humanitarian cause. speaking of attachment, the shadow side of 9 is its propensity to be aloof, ungrounded in the present reality, and disconnected from one on one relationships. just like the mother who could go into labor at any minute, there are simply bigger, more urgent concerns with which the number 9 concerns itself. usually those concerns are driven by visionary idealism and utopian desires. remember, too, that mars is known in the occult world as the warrior god, so it wouldn’t be farfetched this year to witness intensified strife on an international level. sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better.

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in the traditional tarot deck, the hermit [card 9]  follows strength [card 8]. after conquering our fears, weaknesses, and insecurities with strength [2015 = 8], this archetype comes to a place of inner confidence, assured spiritually by the all the tests it has passed. like the hermit card, 2016 might be the year during which you reflect on the past through a lens that has never been as wise and all-seeing as it is now. no matter how dark it was and no matter how dark it could be in the future, there is an inextinguishable fire inside of everyone that burns as a guide to illuminate the path to deliverance, stoked by the love of ancestors and dearly beloved family members who have passed in the past 9 years or so. in this immortal light, everything that was a mystery starts to make a whole lot more sense.

an assignment of sorts:

make a mental note everything of significance that you remember from 2008. better, write down a physical list. now take that list and notice how many of the major themes of your life in the present moment made themselves apparent way back then in 2008. finally, if any of those ‘themes’ are still unsettled, make a wish for and visualize your ideal resolution in 2016. think of these resolutions as mantras. how can you can claim them if you don’t name them?

if nothing from 2008 rings a bell, make a list instead of 9 unresolved issues from any period of time that you would like to finalize. wish, visualize, mantra, same as above.

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2016 is the year to wrap up all loose ends to reach enlightenment. 2016 is the year to come to a conclusion, because every beginning requires an ending [which is just another beginning in disguise]. 2016 is the year to reveal the labor of love that has been growing in the faceless, yet fertile darkness, finally!

daily 4cast: 4/18/2015 | new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Saturday
4/18/2015
Starring:
Aries New Moon [Sun in Aries conjunct Moon in Aries]
Mercury [in Taurus] square Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Taurus] square Ceres [in Aquarius]

Recently, you were hit with the realization that your life is yours to live. Although you stepped into this consciousness, you may have been slow to actually honor this impulse to be your own authority, clinging instead to the way things used to be when you answered to someone else. Now, after a transitional period of trial and error, you are fully ready to initiate a new phase of self-discovery and unveil yourself in the rawest of form.

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No is a word you’re allowed to say, so say it when you need to. Yes works too when you know what you want, even if The Others don’t approve. Be your authentic, beautiful self, as original as you were meant to be. Stop apologizing for being who you are. There’s just no way to make everyone happy, so focus on satisfying yourself before it’s too late. If someone or something is slowing you down or provoking your inner warrior, address the issue head on. Move on if it’s time to go. There is too much life for you to live to get caught up.

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daily 4cast: 4/8/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Wednesday
4/8/2015
Starring:
Mercury [in Aries] conjunct Uranus [in Aries]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Sagittarius] conjunct Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Sagittarius] trine Juno [in Leo]
Moon [in Sagittarius] square Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Sagittarius] sextile Ceres [in Aquarius], North Node [in Libra]
Featuring:
Jupiter in Leo goes Direct
Pallas enters Capricorn

The atmosphere is electric. The vibe is genius. The people in your immediate environment are doing things you didn’t know were possible and doing them well. Even better, those same people are genuinely interested in your energetic offerings, even those weird, experimental projects about which you’ve kept quiet. Now you’re thinking new thoughts and speaking new languages with new friends who listen, observe, and respond in new ways. These stimulating exchanges are inspiring you to make exciting moves based on impulses you would’ve never dared to act upon in the past. Well, that was then, this is now, and your new journey is just beginning.

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The abundance of possibility pervades the space, and you are ready to receive it all. Make sure though, despite all your excitement, you see clearly what you are getting yourself into. Be optimistic, but read the fine print. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 2/28/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Saturday
2/28/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Pisces] trine Moon [in Cancer]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Cancer] opposite Pluto/Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Cancer] trine Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Cancer] square Venus/Uranus [in Aries], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Cancer] inconjunct Mercury/Vesta [in Aquarius
Moon [in Cancer] semi-sextile Jupiter [in Leo]

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On one hand it’s easy to drift away into a comfortable daydream of warm blankets and body heat. On the other hand, the possibility of having it all snatched away is an ever present threat. There is a part of you that would love to grow attached to something or someone that feels like home, but you remember all to well how it ended last time.

 

Without realizing it, you may sabotage a good thing by unconsciously creating disruptive situations and instigating conflicts. Yes, it’s true that death is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the moment as it is. Everything – good, bad, and in between – is impermanent. The sooner you accept that, the easier life will be. Just because it satisfies you today doesn’t meant it will get you off tomorrow, but then again… why should it? Continue reading

the secret: new moon/solar eclipse in scorpio [#StarsAndSymbols]

New Moon in Scorpio
October 23, 2014
5:57 PM EST

the new moon. this monthly meeting of the sun and the moon is known as a conjunction, and represents a unified blending of solar and lunar energy. the sun signifies the conscious self-expression of the ego whereas the moon is indicative of the subconscious emotional tendencies that influence habitual behavior. with the sun and moon working together in unison, the intention of deliberately directed creative will is well-received by the fertile cosmic climate. similar to the big bang, this brewing singularity of life force, if harnessed and concentrated, can galvanize the commencement of a new cycle of existence. in the intensely powerful sign of scorpio, this new moon marks the dawn of a passionately obsessive phase characterized by a erotic blend of personal magnetism and total emotional investment. at this moment everything becomes a matter of life, death, sex, and the inevitable rebirth that spurs universal evolution.

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basic shapes: circle [#StarsAndSymbols]

Stars & Symbols
Basic Shapes: Circle

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God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
– Voltaire

The circle is a larger force than we can truly comprehend, and if you don’t get it now, it will surely come back again. Continue reading

basic shapes: dot [#StarsAndSymbols]

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STARS & SYMBOLS
Basic Shapes: Dot 

The dot is the difference between nothing and everything. No matter how simple this symbol may appear, it all starts here. What better way to begin this journey? Continue reading

september 2013 [#MonthlyPlaylist]

And the cycle begins again…

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I experimented with the art of playlist-ing back in high school, but it wasn’t until my first few weeks as a college freshman that I began making monthly playlists. When I made the first one in September 2009, my intention was not to ritualize, but to capture the milestone, the moment, the music. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to do it again, and again, and again…

4 years later, I am still making them. My plan was to organize music on a monthly basis so that by the time I graduated, I would have 4 years worth of playlists, kind of like a sonic scrapbook of my undergraduate experience. As we all know, my plan was derailed when I was financially forced to postpone my final semester, extending my 4-year plan into the unforeseeable future. Continue reading