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 “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 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:
Performance Art, Melodrama, Romance, Praise, Nobility, Amusement, Entertainment, Show Business, Creative Directing, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Ego Continue reading

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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taurus new moon 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

TAURUS NEW MOON
5/6/2016 @ 3:29 pm EST

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Numerology of the Day:
2

[5+6+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 Taurus:
The Hierophant

When strife is overtakes stability, there is always that one constant that can be relied on for those who have been led astray. This could very well be a religious figure who assists in the process of spiritual alignment, but less literally, maybe it’s as simple as a prayer or a ritual that is esteemed for its ability to bring order to all the madness of the world. When times are tough, it is of the utmost importance to know where [and to whom] to turn, for time is of the essence and every man must save himself before its too late.

Before projecting a wholesome superiority onto any old tradition or contracted official, it must be verified. Even the most tried, true, and trusted institution is capable of succumbing to corruption. Is there a hidden agenda, and if so, what is it?

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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 Taurus

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TAURUS
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Venus
Day of the Week: Friday
Opposite Sign: Scorpio

House Association: Second House
Tarot Card: The Hierophant
Keywords:
Stability, Determination, Self-Worth, Natural Resources, Material Goods, Values, Money, Luxury, Fine Dining, Classic Beauty, Sensuality, Temptation, Decadence, Mother Nature

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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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This New Moon is in the sign of Aries. Continue reading

AshéOracle: Week of 4/3/2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Week of 4/3/2016

Numerology:
7

Astrology:
Venus enters Aries | [on 4/5/2016 @ 12:50 PM EST until 4/29/2016]
Venus in Aries is rough around the edges where it is “supposed” to be soft and sultry. The dainty allure that is normally attributed to Venus might take a backseat to the fast-paced pursuit of what is found appealing, but is the rush held in higher esteem than the first place prize? Hmm, probably not, because there’s no greater feeling than winning when Venus is in Aries, whether it’s a friendly competition or a heated argument. Still, there’s something so sexy about the chase.

Mercury enters Taurus | [on 4/5/2016 @ 7:09 pm EST until 6/12/2016]
What Mercury in Taurus lacks in swiftness and excitement, it makes up for in common sense. Words and thoughts have the potential to manifest physically with this placement more than any other. Because of this verbal gravity, it is best to speak deliberately, with the intention to say only what is meant. The superficial stimulation of a sensationalized story is fine, but why go out of the way to say what sounds good if the statement isn’t completely organic? A phrase is always more beautiful when it is naturally inspired and spoken with rhythmic intelligence. Logic is grounded in reality, so it is best to base decisions on the facts found in the earthly realm of tangible information. After all, isn’t everything easier [and a lot more profitable] when let the five senses are allowed lead the way?

Sun [in Aries] square Pluto [in Capricorn] | [on 4/6/2016 @ 4:13 pm EST]

New Moon in Aries | [on 4/7/2016 @ 7:24 am EST]

Sun [in Aries] conjunct Uranus [in Aries] | [on 4/9/2016 @ 5:27 pm EST]

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When an ordinary existence isn’t enough, some of us seek to find the heightened reality of a religious experience. Those who dive a bit deeper into the belief that there is a better way might be surprised to find that when certain elements are brought together, specific effects are elicited, and those effects could be exactly what we wished. Imagine what could happen if we devoted ourselves to studying these forces and practicing the art of arranging them in accordance with our intentions, as well as the natural reverence they so require.

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daily 4cast: 12/11/2015 – new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Friday
12/11/2015
Starring:
Sagittarius New Moon [Sun in Sagittarius conjunct Moon in Sagittarius] exact @ 5:29 AM EST
Venus [in Scorpio] trine Neptune [in Pisces]
Pluto [in Capricorn] conjunct Pallas [in Capricorn]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Sagittarius] trine Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Sagittarius] square Jupiter/North Node [in Virgo], Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Sagittarius] sextile Mars [in Libra]

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It is important occasionally to shift your perspective from one of duality to one of unity. For example, instead of viewing your environment and the nouns, verbs, and adjectives that comprise it as separate from you, maybe it’s possible to adopt a more holistic viewpoint. When you begin to perceive major life events as divinely orchestrated singular occurrences, for which these individuals factions have been brought together to fulfill a larger function, then it becomes easier to see the big, interconnected picture.

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daily 4cast: 11/11/2015 – new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Wednesday
11/11/2015
Starring:
Scorpio New Moon [Sun in Scorpio conjunct Moon in Scorpio] – exact @ 12:47 PM EST
Venus [in Libra] trine Ceres [in Aquarius]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Scorpio] conjunct Mercury [in Scorpio]
Moon [in Scorpio] trine Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Scorpio] sextile Jupiter [in Virgo], Pluto [in Capricorn]
Featuring:
North Node enters Virgo

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There comes a point in time when the mind remembers everything. Without time to prepare, it all comes back to you at once, one unresolved incident on top of another. Although you can’t see thoughts, the pressure of the stress they can induce could outmuscle the most goliath forces. Gravity, for example, is much less feared. Or maybe it is gravity itself that becomes so much more oppressive in those moments of mental disturbance, when every deed you’ve ever done reemerges from the obscure unconscious with unapologetic clarity and, at the same time, fearful distortion. It doesn’t help that you revert back to the same caustic thought pattern that you had when “it” first happened.

At this very moment, you are comprised of all your experiences. They are stored within you, and they influence your behavior today, whether you like it or not. These memories cannot be erased nor done away with. They live, even when we think they’re long dead. Instead of trying to kill the past, why not try a more sustainable approach? Continue reading

new moon focus: 1 [#StarsAndSymbols]

similar to my Full Moon Reflections, I intend to begin a series of New Moon Focus posts, in which I highlight the themes of this monthly lunar phenomenon.

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in astrology, a conjunction is an incredibly potent concentration of energy, caused by at least two planets coming together in the same sign. any two planets can form a conjunction, but when the sun and moon come together, their energies when blended galvanize a creative fertility, a rich cosmic occurrence comparable to the moment of reproductive conception. basically, the new moon more than any other planetary conjunction is a breeding ground of previously unexplored possibility.

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daily 4cast: 10/12/2015 – new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Monday
10/11/2015
Starring:
Libra New Moon [Sun in Libra conjunct Moon in Libra] exact @ 8:06 PM EST
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Libra] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Libra] sextile Pallas [in Sagittarius]

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It can be quite unsettling when solid ground begins to shake. One moment you think you’ve found your footing, and in the next second the fault lines test your theory, exercising their natural impulses. The recent past for many has felt like an earthquake, followed by a series of unexpected tremors, followed by post-traumatic anxiety. It’s hard to be easy when you feel like the sky could crashing down at any moment on everything you thought you ever knew. After an unanticipated period of instability, you are coming into a new area of steadiness.

It is now possible to be balanced again, although balance is never actually an impossibility. Sometimes it just feels unsafe to stand without external support. The worst thing to do would be to fall, especially in front of other people. What might they say? Continue reading