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Full Moon Update 3-12-17

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Dear Friends,

Full Moon is Sunday, March 12, at 8:54 AM Mountain Daylight Time.

Pull yourself inward today and focus on the details that need attention. Our heads surface briefly out of the emotional watery soup that is supporting the deep surrender of old baggage. We may feel worn out with the process and exhausted by our own resistance. It is time to take a breath, take stock, acknowledge what has been surrendered and see what pieces are left. What are the next steps you need to take to keep the momentum going? There may be truth involved and there is definitely a need for trust. Get help if you need it and make sure you are around people you love during this time. Your energy levels may be up and down so listen to your body and rest if you need to, take a break if you need to, work hard if you need to and blow off some steam if you need to.

We have an interesting but challenging blend of the instinctive center being activated by deep survival issues and the higher intellectual center pushing us to expand our sense of what is possible and to be inspired by the potential. You may feel slightly disoriented as these two expressions fight for the front seat. This is why taking care of the body and nurturing yourself is so important at this time but don’t forget to also be inspired by expansion, possibility and potential. Be a bit spontaneous and try something new.

Blessings,
Lena
(for those of you in Daylight Savings time zones Daylight savings time starts today as well.)

Astrological Notes:

Virgo Full Moon
Sun in Pisces ~ Moon in Virgo 22º

Sunday, March 12, 8:54 AM Mountain Daylight Time
(Sunday, March 12, 2:54 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

We’re still tuned to the dream channel with many planets in Pisces. We feel pulled into the rapture of the deep. It’s easier to surrender to the non-linear, the poetic during this watery time at the end of the zodiac cycle. The web easily opens to include life in all its manifestation and your heart expands and opens to hold it all. The call to join together is stronger than ever before ~ no resistance is Pisces’ gift, dissolving barriers is the way. The Virgo Full Moon rolls into opposition to the Sun reflecting back to us the question of just how are we bringing that soaring, transcendent energy into our daily, work-a-day lives. Some in the North feel the urge to clear debris from the winter nest to be ready for the upward surge of spring. Regardless of hemisphere, this month is filled with the dynamicism of the coming of the equinox – the balancing of light and dark, when the Sun is at the midpoint of its extremes.

The bigger picture for this month no matter if you look at this Full Moon on the 12th, the Equinox 20th or the coming New Moon 27th all these charts are framed by the larger social-political forces of the square between Uranus and Pluto being triggered by Jupiter. This configuration spans from last fall 2016 into August/September 2017. March holds the second of the three exact passes (August/September the last pass).

Now that Jupiter has opposed Uranus (and Eris) on March 3rd, Jupiter now goes on to square Pluto (March 30th). And the whole while, Vesta turns the T-Square into a Grand Square. There’s tension afoot, we’re being pushed to change, we are right in the midst of dissolving and creating. The challenges are fundamental to our belief systems (thanks to Saturn in Sagittarius, the sign of our beliefs, concepts, philosophies, laws, and global interconnections), and Saturn traverses some potent ground as it journeys past the black hole of the Galactic Center of the Milky Way downloading the next template for evolving. Vesta wants to know what ideals are we willing to commit to; can we focus our inner heart beam through our work and manifest and contribute to something we believe in? Are we dedicated to our spiritual awakening and inviting the invisible world into our lives? How ready are we to trade trust, faith, cooperation for material goods, competition, profit and domination?

Full Moon

The Pisces Sun is conjunct Pallas Athena, Chiron, and Mercury. The Moon opposes them all. Mercury is ruler here and is exactly square Saturn. Mercury is of the mind, mental, how we communicate, process information, perceive what’s around us, make connections. It rules thinking, speaking, writing, networking. Saturn says, ‘get disciplined with your mind’. Pallas and Chiron work together as powerful healing agents with lightning insights, clarity and support for bridging into new mental states and habits. We’re waking up to healing our minds of the ‘programs running in the background’. It takes discipline and a watchful eye to see where we are unconsciously reinforcing our self-worth in a negative way. This lineup is a perfect opportunity to do some mental housekeeping and tidying and integrate new habits with the analytical, discriminating, and orderly support of a Virgo Full Moon. The intimacy of the body-mind relationship is likely to be called into play, so better perhaps to discipline the mind than play it out in the body. Be aware of the body’s communication though, where it needs attention and appreciation to better integrate all the powerful changes going on at every level now. Pisces asks, ‘can you open your heart to all the fear and all the joy – no judgment, full acceptance of what is?’

Venus

Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty, has begun her trip to the underworld as of March 4th when she began her retrograde motion. For months she has been so bright as the beautiful ‘evening star’, but now she goes into transformation and emerges as the ‘morning star’ visible just before the Sun rises near the end of the month. In Aries, she is in her warrior valence – the feminine may be on the march to show strength; in retrograde, more healing from the past and she may be bringing forward relationship issues or people from long ago.

In a Venus retrograde period as we are forced to slow and gain a different perspective, we reassess what we love, what we value, what brings us pleasure, what we are attracting, what are our true resources and assets, what needs to find new balance. It can be a time of taking a good look at our long-range financial situation and setting some goals. Acknowledge what you are attracting in your life. If you want more of that, fill your heart with gratitude and send it out to Spirit for fulfilling your desires and taking such good care of you. If you’re not attracting all your heart desires, take this Venus retrograde period to realign with what you love and truly value. Don’t let over-spending or over indulgence replace taking a deeper look at what your love and beauty quotient is adding up to. Are you neglecting beauty, creativity or social intimacy for work? Finding your voice as a feminine warrior or as a champion of the feminine may be the antidote to the angry and anxious confusion that exists for some in this time of change.

New Moon in Aries – March 27th

By the end of the month, we have entered a new and exciting frame with the Sun moving into Aries on the 20th at equinox. Now fire rules; inspiration and action are the new reality. Mercury has joined Uranus (and Eris) in Aries like the Sun and Moon, Venus too. Courage and self-awareness are strengthened. We’re taking more steps into the land of adventure, enthusiasm arises spontaneously, and we notice and are buoyed up and follow the lead. Aries wants adventure, movement, stimulation, something to push against. Mars, ruler of Aries, has moved on to Taurus and is now a seeker of peace, has some patience as to how things are unfolding, enjoys the rewards of being dependable and trustworthy. Our own resourcefulness – combining what’s at hand in a new way brings fulfillment and satisfaction. Venus and Mars are in each other’s signs (mutual reception) so they support each other. Venus, our feminine, becomes more assertive, and Mars, our masculine, becomes more cooperative.

It’s a dynamic and transitional month fill it with loving kindness, contemplation, and spirited embracing of all that is new and inclusive. ‘We know who we are. We know what we are. We know how we serve’. *

All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST)

    • 03/20 Equinox Sun enters Aries 4:28 AM MDT
    • 03/27 Aries New Moon 7º 8:58 PM MDT
    • 04/09 Mercury retrograde 5º Taurus until 05/03
    • 04/11 Libra Full Moon 21º 12:09 AM
  • LENA STEVENS
    Lena is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol Shaman from Mexico and has studied cross cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including the Amazon basin, Native American, Northern European and Siberian. Lena has taught and worked with individuals, groups, businesses and communities for the past 25 years, helping to bring shamanic nature based wisdom back into people's lives. One of her specialities is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. The individual healing work with these energy patterns through song and other shamanic techniques has had a powerful impact on her clients. Lena is the co-author of the "Secrets of Shamanism, How to Tap the Spirit Power Within" and a contributor to "The Power Path". Along with husband and partner Jose, she is the co-founder and one of the primary instructors of Power Path Seminars and the School of Shamanism.
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