1st Quarter “Woodcutter’s Moon” at 23 degrees Taurus, February 12, 2019 at 2:26 PM PST/5:26 PM EST/10:26 PM UK
Ahh to work with the energies of Earth and Sky this week! How awesome and what an honor! This is your week to get into ACTION to bring to life your New Moon in Aquarius intentions and your dreams for 2019! You are ready, with the Moon and Sun at your back, to shift your frequency to match your visions of the Future. Uranus is loud and clear about his upcoming 7-year cycle in Taurus and is awakening your Inner Earth Steward to come to life! Learn about the Earth this week and how beloved Gaia operates. Give thanks for all Her creatures great and small. You will be liberated, honored and highly esteemed for making this freewill choice. Read on to learn more!
“Mitakuye Oyasin”: All My Relations
“Mitakuye Oyasin” is a Lakota phrase for the worldview of the interconnectedness and oneness of all life. This is a living art of Right relationship to Earth and all Her children. Mitakuye Oyasin means “All My Relations”. When you think of a relative you may think of a blood relation or another human in your family lineage. In the Lakota worldview, any entity: people, animals, plants, wind, rocks, rivers, could be a relative. Understand and contemplate this this worldview, for it can change your outlook on life forever. If you love and honor all your relatives, you would be loving and honoring all who live on this earth. Imagine a world where everyone honors everything.
What is a Medicine Wheel? A Medicine Wheel is a tool commonly used in ceremonies, teachings, and therapies by Indigenous First People of North America. The Medicine Wheel represents the interconnectedness of humans, Nature and the cycles of energy. The Medicine Wheel is also known as the “Sacred Hoop” that embodies the health and healing energies of the Seven Sacred Directions: East, South, West, North, Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Spirit Tree—Center. The Medicine Wheel can be a living practice or an artwork as a physical construction on the land.
1st Quarter Moon Dynamics:
First Quarter Moon energetics are about breaking through obstacles, barriers, blocks and challenges. The waxing Moon forms a square, or 90 degree angle, to the Sun. This creates a build up of universal Qi. This build up Qi increases its power. This extra force is designed to help you breakthrough old subconscious patterns that are destructive, rather than creative, in nature. The First Quarter Moon’s energy is in a Fixed sign – so uses the power of magnetic attraction to move energy. “I Have Earth Power to bust through frustration this week!”
The 1st Quarter “Woodcutter’s Moon” brings forth the separation of humanity from The Elemental Dryad’s world of living consciousness found in the Trees. In order for humans to use the resources found in Nature, there must be a disconnection from the sentient consciousness of Nature. The Woodcutter has to divorce himself from Nature in order to have the things necessary for survival: shelter, heat and money. This 1st Quarter Taurus Moon’s energy invites you to see where you are cut off from the consciousness of the Earth in order to survive and fend off poverty.
*This is a “poverty-conscious” Moon that sees and feels what hidden messages lay deeply buried in your Psyche. Hint: look to your Taurus-ruled House for your answers. Get your Natal Oracle or join us in the Lunar Ladies Club for personalized support.
NEW FEATURE! 5th Lunar Mansion:
In the Lunar Ladies Club experience, we are beginning a journey into living with the Lunar Mansions. This week welcomes the 5th Lunar Mansion for the 23 degree Taurus Moon. This Mansion is guarded by the power of Mercury and Saturn and sits in the heavens at Orion’s shoulder (learn more about Orion’s in the upcoming 3rd Quarter Sagittarius Moon!).
As you take ACTION on your New Moon goals, utilize the power of this Lunar Mansion’s gifts. Get out and network, study, do favors for others and develop your desired skills. Insights and opportunities will come from this perfectly timed alignment. This is the week of making big dreams manifest with the help of Mercury’s ideas and networking abilities and Saturn’s ability to focus and ground to build a strong foundation. Your mantra is “Make it happen!” In the Lunar Ladies Club, we are learning about the essential oil and flower essence that will support our connections with Mercury and Saturn to “get it done!” Join us to rev up your manifestation skills!
Waxing Moon v. 3rd Decan Sun
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23 degrees, Taurus waxing Moon: The waxing 1st Quarter Taurus Moon is reflecting your desire to completely and thoroughly understand the world around you. Tune in and sense how the world works. Observe Nature and your surrounding ecosystems. The time has come to understand their workings. Use this knowledge to help others, rather than getting swallowed up by the knowledge itself. The Kabbalah speaks of the great importance of all living things, even the very small things. Be highly observant down to the microbial level. From this level you can learn much and turn what seems like very little into a great richness.
*Pluto trines the Moon and restructures your Soul’s vibration to become a Powerful Earth Steward on the Astral Plane while you sleep. Pluto sees how your outer reality is an illusion that hides the true nature of things from you. Watch your dreams this week and feel intuitively to put your powerful psychic ability into action. You can sense the truth of how energies interact with each other. Pluto says, “Trust yourself!” Pluto and the Moon are deepening your desire to commune with Nature and teaching you how to access the Great Web of Life that connects us all. (**Trust me, you will want to know how to do this over the next 7 years as Uranus communes with Taurus!)
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23 degrees Aquarius, 3rd Decan Sun: The Aquarius Sun at this degree harmonizes with Libra’s power of balance in your relationships. What has been difficult now becomes easy with help. Be open to receive help from any and all sources. Be confident that you and your future are divinely supported. Facilitate the process of yours and others unfoldment and you become the antidote to the separating forces of competitiveness. Be ready for more options, some of which may be surprising. Golden opportunities are around you. Be spontaneous and instinctive. Aligning with Uranus and the Moon will ignite your forward motion!
*Goddess, Lilith joins the Sun and brings the power of understanding of how limitations can be changed gradually. Allowing change requires you to have an understanding of the nature of your limitations. Intuitively sense the weaknesses of your limitations. This intuition shows you how that system works. Become the master negotiator who respects the integrity of what you are working on and who can achieve results!
T-Square “Time Out!”: Uranus @ 29 Degrees
The Lunar Nodes of Destiny call a time out for you this week as their power points towards Uranus – who now sits at the anaretic degree of 29 “Karmic Destiny”! This is a major time to be hyper aware of Uranus’ influence in your journey of Awakening in 2019. Realize that there are attitudes that creates burdens. Choose an attitude of lightness which sees nothing as a heavy burden. You have the ability to access your spiritual self directly and to experience a great infusion of energy from doing so.
Take Away: Whistle while you Work!
This is your Week of ACTION. The Moon-Sun waxing square is ideal for you to bust through old, stuck patterns to raise your frequency to match your New Moon intentions’ vibrations. You are healing your inner wounds. The Moon, Sun and planets want you to attain to a place within yourself that you have always yearned for. Now is the the time to fulfill your basic needs and to simplify your life. Free yourself by turning your attention to higher spiritual realities.
There are so many tiny bits of information in your energetic field that are ready to erupt into profound inspiration. Let yourself rise above any lack or limitations in your life. You are able and ready to embrace the your true potential. Connect with Spirit, your Higher Self, Angels and your Ascended Master guides. Align with your deep and undying love for the Earth. Make a daily practice of honoring Gaia and all living things. As you do, you set yourself up for the most amazing experience of Spirit (You) embodying the Earth (physical realm)!
Just do it!
YOUR TO-DO’S THIS WEEK:
Create a Medicine Wheel. Call to the 7 Sacred Directions: East, South, West, North, Below, Above and Center. Offer this Lakota prayer:
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you. To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you. To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you. To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you. To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you. To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you. You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below.
All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.