The Moon is…#StickyNoteAstrology]

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

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taurus full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Full Moon in Taurus
11/14/2016 8:52 AM EST

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Numerology of the Day: 7

[The Math = 11/14/2016 = 1+1+1+4+2+0+1+6 = 16 = 1+6 = 7]

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence: The Hierophant

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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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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.

What happens when the Sun in Scorpio tries to go there but the Moon in Taurus is immovably content on enjoying life right where it is?

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TAURUS
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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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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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daily 4cast: 5/18/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Monday
5/18/2015
Starring:
Taurus New Moon [Sun in Taurus conjunct Moon in Taurus]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Gemini] conjunct Mars [in Gemini]
Moon [in Gemini] opposite Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Gemini] trine Ceres [in Aquarius], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Gemini] square Neptune [in Pisces]
Featuring:
Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini 

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To tame a beast. Flailing uncontrollably. What a feat that would be to see it come to a screeching halt.

Would it please you to know you were free to move as you please? You don’t have to stay confined to such a small space for the sake of accommodating an outmoded routine. Just because you’ve been desensitized to the apparent discomfort doesn’t mean you have to remain that way. Continue reading

RHOA NeNe – So Nasty, So SHREWD [#StarsAndSymbols]

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NENE LEAKES – So Nasty, So SHREWD

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Say what you will about our favorite [?] “very rich bitch” Nene Leakes, but I believe she is a branding genius. Of course the Stars & Symbols have EVERYTHING to do with it.

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daily 4cast: 4/7/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Tuesday
4/7/2015
Starring:
Mercury [in Aries] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Mars [in Taurus] square Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Scorpio] opposite Venus [in Taurus]
Moon [in Scorpio] trine Chiron [in Pisces]

Gone are the days when you would allow an outside source take control of your affairs. You have your own voice and you are no longer afraid to use it. In all actuality, you don’t have to say much at all to get your point across. The poise you exude, which is both regal and fierce, speaks volumes. If there is work to be done, you are more than capable of calling the shots and handling your business.

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If you were known previously as someone who was more passive than aggressive, The Others may be inclined to challenge, mock, or react defiantly against your attempts to assert yourself more directly. Conflicts may arise in your most intimate relationships, as you are evolving beyond the person you used to be. This evolution could pose a threat to the foundation of your partnership, as you have now outgrown the role you initially agreed to play. Allow not these interferences to deter you from expressing yourself freely, as this process is beneficial in the most therapeutic way.

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occult crystallization: taurus full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Full Moon in Taurus
November 6, 2014
5:23 PM EST

in scorpio season, when the transits the sign of the scorpion, our desire to transcend the ego is the source of all life force. our consciousness, albeit heavily influenced by subconscious compulsions, is inexplicably drawn to potentially life-changing encounters, as the world appears to revolve around the synthesis of the most irreversibly intimate, evolution-inducing bonds. when the security-oriented moon is in scorpio’s opposite sign taurus, the sign of earthbound stability, we may feel challenged in the midst of all the mania to stay still and enjoy the scenery, or at least to ground our awareness of all things profound in the realm of physical matter.

projection: “i keep telling my loved ones to change their ways before they waste their resources, but i am met with such resistance. it’s like they don’t even value my concern or the depth of my insights. all i want to is bring out the best in them, but they are so unappreciative.”

swami says:

– good intentions don’t guarantee that your manipulation and control issues will be well-received…

  imagine if someone held you hostage on a mile high helicopter and tried to force you to jump just because they thought skydiving would “bring out the best” in you…

  instead of resorting to coercion, focus your passion on materializing tangible results of your own, so that the profundity of your progress may inspire those who are ready to revamp themselves… lead by example or get out of the way

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my best week: 1/26/14 [#StarsAndSymbols]

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let’s get it started! mars is the first card, and rightfully so. this is the planet that takes the lead when everybody else is stuck trying to decide which way to go. “nevermind the direction,” commands mars. “this week means nothing if you don’t move!” action, impulse, and urgency are some words that describe the god of war. mars gets us revved up like a key twisted in an ignition. with so much raw, unadulterated energy, it is best that we are self-assured and assertively confident in our capability to steer this vehicle called life down a road that has yet to be paved.

the 2nd card pulled was taurus, the 2nd sign of the zodiac. taurus entices us to slow down and smell the roses. taurus picks up where [mars-ruled] aries leaves off and serves to solidify any enterprises undertaken by the ram. it’s easy to get lost in hustle and bustle, but the bull isn’t easily rushed, especially once it has settled itself. “i lay the foundation so you know it’s real,” boasts taurus in its most sultry baritone, while sipping on a glass of red wine. taurus knows its worth and is never pressed to prove anything to anyone, because excellence simply cannot be expedited.

next card drawn was the 2nd house, the house that corresponds to Taurus, so I will refrain from rehashing the previous paragraph. you may be wondering how mars will satiate its trailblazing desire nature when paired with the seemingly immovable physical weight that is taurus/2nd house, but don’t worry. when one is certain that one is going places in life, there is no need to worry about winning some imaginary race. most of us speed up when we see a yellow light, but this week fares best when we embrace the yielding power of the brakes. when we finally put foot to pedal we benefit from being specific, deliberate, and practical, so that regardless of which way we end up driving, we are well-prepared for any obstacle that obstructs our mobilization.

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taurus full moon: magick, manifest [#StarsAndSymbols]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the hostess (Kate? Katie?) at Amada, Atlantic City’s very own Spanish tapas restaurant, located in the Revel. I was on getting change for $100 for my manager at my new job before we closed and she was the first face I saw in a sea of slot machines. The plan was to eat here for my birthday back in October, but I was ensconced in the icy inertia of a black hole, the abyss of which I am finally crawling my way out.

“I want to be everything,” I replied, excited to be on the receiving end of such a question.

Tomorrow will make a week since I started my second job at Hugo Boss, also located in the Revel. I reduced my hours at The Spa to accommodate my new full-time schedule, but I plan to balance both. For the first time since high school I am waking up before 9 AM nearly every day to work opening shifts at one job (and subsequently enduring the duration of the day to close at the other), which I never thought would happen. My life as I know it is totally shifting, forcing me to let go of ALL that has been slowing me down. Getting used to my new lifestyle is quite a rush, filling me with a sense of exhilaration that I have not felt since I left New York. As I adjust I frequently find myself in a dream-like state where almost anything is possible. [Maybe it’s my restless Mars in Gemini, but…] I am actually happy to be doubly employed.

Both jobs are at completely different ends of the spectrum. One is geared toward dressing people up with expensive suits and other high-end fashions to look good on the outside, whereas the other focuses on the inner healing power of the therapeutic arts. I work with all guys who only sell menswear at one job, as opposed to the other where I work with all females at the front desk in order to maintain the soft, tranquil ambiance of a massage & facial spa. Don’t even get me started on how I am subjected to chair-withdrawal when I leave the seated pleasure of job #1 to go stand all day at job #2.  The only similarity that comes to mind is that they are both sales-driven. Of course the more I sell, the more I get to help people (albeit in vastly dichotomous ways), and the more money I generate for the business and for myself.

This time last year I worked a week straight for the first time thanks(?) to Hurricane Sandy which left my coworkers stranded in Staten Island, not to mention the convenience of living in the same high-rise building as my work-study job. I was also blessed with a decent refund check that enabled me to do some overdue shopping and lasted me the rest of the semester. Simply put, it seems almost too easy to materialize my desires when working with the energy during this time of year, like magick manifest. If you have the urge to complicate things, don’t. Let it be. If it feels real, it is.

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The Full Moon in Taurus seems to reveal all the different ways we can accumulate or even attract valuable resources, whether they are our own or other people’s. Remember, full moons are always in opposition to the sun, and the sun is now in the mysteriously magnetic sign of Scorpio, ruler of all passions secret and unseen. Whatever prize we covet during Scorpio Season, especially if you have an abundance of Scorpionic energy in your natal chart like I do, seem to materialize with surprising ease. It’s like all the slow & steady work we’ve been doing for the past six months [since the sun was in Taurus] has snuck up on us to give us a pat on the back, a gourmet snack, and the realization of our creative potential. What makes it even better is that the rewards we are reaping are very well-deserved, the result of sharing our talents and bringing out the best in other people. The illumination of this Full Moon makes it clear for us to see what we’re really worth. Continue reading

plugged in, again: gemini season [astroloco]

Is it me or does it seem like Taurus Season has lasted for 2 years? Not in a bad way. It just seems to be taking its sweeeeet time. Typical Taurus. I guess you really CAN’T rush The Bull.

Gemini laughs at Taurus’ slow stability, so if you’re in need of some excitement, get ready to party with The Twins. Although there are already 3 planets [Mercury, Venus, Jupiter] in this social sign, Gemini Season officially starts next week with a stimulating stellium [3 or more planets conjunct]. If you’re looking for a little more variety and novelty, look no further.

My MacBook started rejecting the adapter’s charge last week. It wouldn’t start and I had no clue why. Uncertainty makes me anxious in the most urgent way. I could’ve easily went to get it diagnosed the same day, which is what I usually do. Instead, I took it as a sign that I needed a break from the convenience(?) of having a laptop.

I lasted a whole week without my computer (although there are other desktop computers in my house), which is quite a feat for someone like me who is accustomed (addicted) to staring at a screen. I forced forced to find other ways to spend time – you know, like we used to do once upon a time. The week I spent without my computer has definitely affected my relationship with technology. How? I will see in the next few weeks. My ultimate goal is to reduce the hours I spend plugged in.

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I picked up my MacBook from the Apple Store yesterday. I decided to ~splurge~ and upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, which I wanted to do for a while. The difference isn’t that major, but The Twins appreciates even the slightest change of pace.

Gemini Season is all about staying connected, but being flexible enough not to get stuck in the muck of stagnating creature comforts. When a new episode begins to look like a rerun, it’s time to change the channel. Switch it up for the love of life!