New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Leo: A Portal into Your Greatest Expression

On August 21st, 2017 we will collectively experience the highly anticipated New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Leo.

In order to fully understand the implications of this Solar eclipse it is important that we review the recent Universal invitation that was extended during the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th.

Having occurred smack in the middle of two highly expressive Leo New Moons, the Aquarian Lunar eclipse asked us to check the authenticity of that expression.

It was a moment to take pause and ensure that we are aligned with our truest selves vs a self that has been shaped by social expectation and conditioning.  

A moment to stop and ensure that the words we speak are words of truth rather then words that have been tempered in order to receive acceptance and validation.

A moment to hone in on our long term vision and ensure that the steps we take along the way are based on who we actually are rather then who we have learned that the culture, family and friends want us to be.

It was a moment of intermission. An authenticity checkpoint, before the upcoming “big show” during the solar eclipse on August 21st. 

The total solar eclipse occurs when the moon crosses directly between the sun and the earth in an alignment so precise that it completely blocks out the light of the life giving sun from our point of view down here on earth. 

This may sound somewhat doomsday in its shadow interpretation (and the energy may be experienced in that way by some) but it certainly doesn’t have to manifest in our lives in its shadow form! The way these energies collapse into physical form is a function of our conscious choices in relationship to the energies at play. The more deeply we understand the energetic potentials, the more powerfully we can make the choices that optimize those potentials in our lives.

Let’s take a deeper cut…

Famously in Astrology we say “As above, so below.” Above, the sun is the center of the solar system, everything revolves around it. The sun is the battery that keeps the party down here rolling. The generator of light, heat and pure life force energy.

The light of the sun literally keeps all sentient beings alive. So its no shock that it can feel scary on a primal level to witness the all powerful light of the sun dimming away completely right before our eyes.  Something instinctual inside of us recognizes that forces much grander are at play here in this game called life and in that momentary darkness we feel our own fragility, our own mortality.

During the eclipse, that light which literally keeps us alive, sane, vital, growing…will go dark. This is powerfully symbolic when we think about how that phenomena “above” will affect us all down here “below.”

Where in your world do you encounter forces that eclipse YOUR light? How have you played a role in allowing this to happen?

Are there activities, behaviors, thought patterns, or choices you’ve been making that might be feeding into the experience of your energy being drained?  

Where have you kept your own “shadow” repressed, hidden, dark and where do you see that shadow being reflected to you in your outer experience? This is a good time to take a conscious look and begin to own and integrate it.

Just as it becomes hard to see when the light of the sun goes dim, where has it become hard to see the road forward in your own life? What situations, people or experiences have been feeding into this distraction or loss of vision?

There are some things we don’t appreciate until they are gone and this is a moment to deepen in our appreciation of our own light and the power it has to heal, strengthen and generate life in the world.

So, where have you been hiding your own light, your expression, your own true life force energy for fear of being judged or perhaps eclipsed by another?

This is a Universal invitation to observe where our vital life force energies are being drained, and discover the subsequent opportunities to remedy those situations and recapture that which “lights us up” and that which floods us with vitality and energy. 

For some, this process will be smooth and clear as day. For others, there may be a need to first go through the dark night (in the middle of the day) in order to experience the contrast and re-emerge back into the light with a new level of ownership of the shadow.

When it comes to this precious gift of life, this is Mother Nature’s way of saying use it or lose it! This light. This life. Is not something to mess around with or take for granted. Here the Universe is giving us a not so subtle reminder of what can happen when our light is eclipsed, taken away, drained…And of how fragile life can actually be. That it can all go dark in an instant.

The fact that this solar eclipse is in Leo (the second Leo new moon in a row) is highly significant! Leo is the energy that reminds us to LIVE FULLY and take nothing for granted! To ENJOY LIFE and drink in every last ounce. To be present with and appreciate what is.

In remembering that life is fragile and all things are temporary, Leo brings us more fully into the present moment where all the magic synchronicity and bliss await. Leo invites us into joy, bliss, pleasure and fun. It asks us to become re-enchanted and fall back in love with life!

The Leo Solar Eclipse is a deep and precious reminder of the simultaneous fragility and fullness of life. An invitation to reveal every ounce of ourselves, dance fully, share fully, love freely, play unabashedly, harness our inner children and giggle until it hurts simply because we are alive.

The Leonine evolutionary lesson is so much about knowing and then freely sharing the abundant blessings of our truest hearts out into the world. Here we display the magnificent array of our full peacock colors, and in being witnessed, adored, and loved for the courage it took to reveal ourselves in this authentic way (thank you Aquarian intermission!) we are supported in stepping forward, sharing our gifts and fully embodying our radiance in this lifetime.

We are being invited to risk being seen in our fullness. The act of expressing and being received for the free, uninhibited, fullness that exists inside us all is exactly the mechanism that will flood light into the seemingly “eclipsed” territories of our consciousness and revitalize our way of being in the world.

By discovering and fully expressing ourselves and our creative gifts we move into a way of being that is aligned, optimized, self honoring and focused. A way of being that will magnetize that which serves us straight into our field – just as the sun has gravity, so too do we when we operate from this place of being fully expressed and shining our light just as the sun shines its own.

In successfully navigating this solar eclipse (including the releases and new beginnings that are likely to be involved) we find the access point to the solar energy within that is at the ready to revitalize, reinvigorate and reignite our spirits at any time. To give us new life at any time. So, face what comes, own the shadow, and know that your internal sunlight stands at the ready to support you in navigating through anything.

It is there to give you life. To give you light. You are the sun center of your world and the time has come to use that light to penetrate outdated and limiting illusions and powerfully share your own personal brand of solar magic with all who cross your path.

In igniting our inner light through creative expression, play and uninhibited blissful presence we learn that we can recover from anything. We learn that we have our own generator of vitality, of solar energy, of light, that exists within; and that we can access it at any time. We learn that no matter what occurs in our external, no matter what may attempt to eclipse or stifle our light, that at the core we are free, we are vital and we are here to shine.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius: Expression Revolution

On August 7th, 2017 we have a massive opportunity to revolutionize the way we express our hearts with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius.

This Aquarian Lunar Eclipse enters the scene on the tail of the recent New Moon in Leo which will be followed by a second, and even more “amp’d up” New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st.

The Aquarian eclipse energy on August 7th serves as a modifying factor as it relates to all the expressive, attention hungry Leo energy that has appropriately taken “center stage” as of late with the sun continuing to cruise through Leo alongside the fierce warrior energy of Mars. 

Leo has been inviting us to rediscover and reignite our own inner light through creativity, play, self-expression and joy. An invitation to become re-enchanted with life and fall more deeply in love with ourselves as we see ourselves through the eyes of those who recognize, accept and celebrate us for exactly who we are! Yet, in order to be celebrated, we must first allow ourselves to actually be seen. A scary prospect for many!

While Leo is so much about creative expression, it is more deeply about gaining the courage necessary to unabashedly share that which you are, and that which you create (in any form) with the world. This is about finding the courage to be witnessed. To be bold. To take creative risks and get curious about how we might each leave something in the world to be remembered for after we are gone.

Here we recognize that we have each carried unique gifts into this lifetime and the Leo energy is the impetus that compels us to step into our great reveal! To shower, share and express our gifts out in the world; but in order to do so, we must drop our camouflage.

The high vibration of Leo finds deep soul-level value in taking the risk of vulnerably sharing all corners of it’s beautiful heart on the stage of life and being recognized, even admired, for doing exactly that.

To express in this way, holding nothing back, and allowing oneself to truly be seen is admirable and nothing short of courageous! From that place, we recognize that many of us might appreciate a “dress rehearsal” before being ready to risk taking “center stage” in that way… and, the Leo New Moon on July 23rd was exactly that; a dress rehearsal getting us prepped for the second hit of Leo New Moon [plus Solar eclipse] energy heading for us on August 21st (and the Aquarian Lunar eclipse on August 7th serves as an intermission in between – a time for recalibration and release before the big show.)

Here it becomes important that we look at a primary shadow element of Leo, which is the desire for acceptance; acceptance above authenticity. Fitting in above truth. Receiving love and appreciation above taking risks that could result in being labeled “weird” or outcast. Leo [in it’s shadow] may dim its light in order to preserve acceptance and never risk being labeled “outsider.” So, during this month, aim for full AUTHENTIC expression and be very mindful that the Leonine desire for acceptance doesn’t “tint” your way of being just to blend in with the colors of those around you rather than finding YOUR OWN true color pallet.

The Aquarian Lunar Eclipse on August 7th is the perfect blast of energetic support in finding that true pallet – an authenticity checkpoint smack in the middle of the two Leo New Moons. Post dress rehearsal, we step into an Aquarian self-honoring intermission. A moment to reorient so that the version of ourselves that comes forward during the Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse on August 21st is the self that is most aligned with truth. The self that doesn’t care about other people’s opinions over its own. The self that cares not about how “strange” it’s behavior may seem as long as it is being true to its own heart. The self that overflows with magnetism, grace, vision and wit.

It is perfect divine timing that this Aquarian eclipse is the middle point between the two Leo new moons. The first Leo New Moon a “dress rehearsal” giving us the opportunity to recognize the precious opening that can occur when we are willing to be vulnerable and reveal ourselves on the stage of our lives – and then the Aquarian Full Moon energy coming in as if to say “check yourself!”

Where could your expression be even more authentic?

Where could your inner rule breaker come out a little more?

Have you ever been told “you have to stay inside the lines” or that “you’re too much” by authority figures and how has that mitigated, altered, or shrunk down the largeness of you?

Are there parts inside that you’ve kept hidden, protected?

This powerful "intermission" is the preparatory period to gear up and release what has been weighing us down in order to bring our whole radiant being forward during the roaring Solar Eclipse on August 21st!

With the Aquarian energy we also have the opportunity to refine our long-term vision. To take inventory of our lives from an objective perspective and survey what kind of future we would like to create.

How can our refined expression support the creation of that long term vision?

How can that which you share from the depths of your heart be in service to humanity as a whole?

Some people reveal their hearts through jokes, performance, dance, poetry, art, athletics, photography or writing. Some reveal their hearts through deep loving soul work with clients, friends, or family. Some reveal their hearts through the way they choose to dress, the colors they wear, the stories they tell, acts of service or the way their energy brightens up a space just by entering it.

During this time become aware of how YOU share yourself and most importantly with Aquarius, how authentic has that sharing been?

The often rebellious, paradigm busting energy of Aquarius is inviting us to modify, update and authenticate ourselves so that when the Leo Solar Eclipse arrives at the end of the month we are ready to shine in full peacock colors and truly leave all of ourselves out there for the world to see.

So, above all else during this time release concern about social expectation, peel back and release stagnant layers of conditioning, and face any residual fears of judgment so that you may boldly enter a space of true freedom where your open heart reigns supreme and beats with the readiness to flood this world with your own special brand of unique Lion hearted loving!

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 


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Full Moon in Capricorn: The Oak in the Flood

On July 8th 2017 we collectively aim for deep soul cleansing followed by visionary stabilization with the Full Moon in Capricorn.
 
After navigating the recent New Moon in Cancer, which invited us to engage with deeper levels of gentleness and self-nurturance, it is now time for us to re-engage our inner authority, toughen up and lay our eyes on the prize once again.
 
Capricorn, represented by the archetype of the Great Father, teaches us to commit, take full responsibility for our actions and aim for great achievement. Here we think deeply about what we may be able to contribute to the world in service of humanity as a whole.

The great work we point to here is not something that can be accomplished in an instant. These things take time, patience and determination to achieve; which are exactly the gifts of this Saturn ruled sign. So, what are you aiming to contribute in this world? What lights you up so much that it will be no problem to sustain a concerted effort to accomplish it, one foot in front of the other, for as long as it takes?
 
The pulse of Capricorn energy presented during this full moon is an invitation to more fully integrate the qualities required to achieve the level of mastery that will collapse your long-term dream into reality on the physical plane.

We aim to clarify our long term vision during this time but first we must continue the deep dive into the labyrinth of our psyche; for missions of this degree can not be accomplished if our spirits are being anchored down by the anvils of unresolved issues that are still hiding in the corners of our subconscious.
 
Enter Pluto, the lord of the Underworld, which is closely conjunct this Capricorn Full Moon (and also part of a T-square between the sun/mars conjunction that opposes the moon and Jupiter in Libra squaring it) This Plutonian influence infuses a quality of the deeply psychological to this lunar energy; of the mysterious, the taboo, of the dark and edgy territories we don’t always want to look at, yet in order to truly maximize this energy, we must.  
 
The shadowy territories of the deep psyche are available for access now, bubbling up from your subconscious through your heart space. If you feel a certain heaviness, strong emotion of any kind, or unexplained intensity during the days surrounding the Full Moon, these are invitations to take a closer look within and try to find the root.
 
What are the thoughts that are behind the feelings?
 
Are there places inside your consciousness that you have been repressing?
 
Are there unresolved issues or traumas within that may be serving as energy drains?
 
Are you bumping up against a certain set of triggers in your external that are pulling up your “stuff?”
 
What is being shown to you about how you relate to yourself when sticky relationship situations are present?

How can you go about facing and releasing these issues?
 
Capricorn is usually oriented toward the outer world and the work we do there, but in order to be truly effective in that space, we have to focus first on the inner space. Remember, it takes energy to keep issues repressed, energy that could be redirected in service of your mission in the world. This is a beautiful opportunity to feel into your deep psyche and commit to doing the work (in true Capricorn fashion) to face, resolve and release the unresolved material that Pluto is giving you access to so that the energy can be freed up and channeled towards your mission in the outer world instead.
 
If you dare to do this deep internal dive, you’ll find that you come out on the other side with more energy and a greater capacity to receive divine inspiration in service of the creative engine that will drive your mission forward in the long term.

No matter what comes forward, with Capricorn involved, you’ll find an inner strength and resolve that can move mountains. You are the solid oak tree that is stable and rooted, able to withstand any flood [of emotion] and come out on the other side the savior upon which all others can climb to find solace and fresh air once again.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 

New Moon in Cancer: Seeing Through the Eyes of Compassion

On June 23rd we are collectively invited into the warm and healing waters of the New Moon in Cancer, a time for deep and regenerative soul treatment.

This New Moon follows the high-energy expansion we experienced during the recent Full Moon in Sagittarius (which in perfect divine form, hit exactitude on the same day Jupiter, its ruling planet, went direct in Libra adding extra power to the mix).

In short, we have been undergoing a period of massive expansion and reinvention fraught with a certain amount of growing pains.

Jupiter begs the questions, “How have you been underestimating yourself?” and,

“Where have you been settling for too little?”

With Jupiter in Libra we focus these questions particularly in the arenas of relationship, intimacy, fairness and how we aim to cultivate peace and balance in our lives.

So, how have you been settling for too little in relationship?

Are you experiencing balanced energetic exchanges or have things been showing up one sided?

Have you noticed victim / tyrant behaviors in yourself or others?

Are you sacrificing too much of yourself in the name of peace?

Are you tolerating or thriving?

Are you experiencing treatment that aligns with what you know you deserve?
Are there imbalances in the way you communicate, give and receive love, navigate conflict or show up inside your sphere of relationships (including business, friendship, familial and romantic)

Have you subtly shifted away from your authentic self in order to “preserve the status quo” in any of your intimate affairs?

Look honestly for patterns that reflect any underestimation of self, lack of self worth or lack of confidence, and also be aware of opposite issues including inflated ego, hyper confidence or insensitivity that may be serving as defense mechanisms.

When we answer these questions honestly, we often find areas in our lives in which we are holding onto things, relationships, justifications or thought patterns that are reflections of outdated ways of seeing ourselves (the underestimated versions) rather than reflections of who we are actually growing into. So, while Jupiter (now direct) is absolutely about expansion, growth and the gifts of the Universe raining down upon us, there is just as often an element of necessary release or loss as a prerequisite.

When we cultivate enough confidence in ourselves to let go of that which does not align, IT IS THEN that the Universe responds with its full force of “luck” and “magic,” in true Jupiter fashion, to fill that confidently created space with the gifts we have been envisioning all along. Incentive to do the work? I think yes.

Moving through this process of reinvention, expedited growth, relationship shifting and re-imagining our stories has had an extraverted, high energy quality to it. Not to mention a courageous one! And often, once we have sustained such a high output of energy for an extended period of time, completely dedicated to consciously co-creating our life stories, we naturally begin to feel depleted and experience a need to turn inward. A need to regenerate. To integrate the changes. To come home. To calm down. To heal.

Enter the nurturing energy of the New Moon in Cancer. The energy of the Great Mother lovingly inviting us to come home, cuddle up, eat something nourishing and allow ourselves some much needed time to integrate the recent growth spurts.

While the recent releases, reinventions and expansions have been beneficial overall, there may still be a period of mourning the old story or feelings of “loss.”

Needless to say, great change and reorientation at this level can be quite nerve wracking and disorienting, so it becomes important to consciously and intentionally use this Cancer New Moon energy in order to deepen the way we love ourselves within each moment, no matter how turbulent the moment may seem.  

This New Moon is conjunct Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, bringing in an awareness of the healing power of words. What is your relationship with language? Have you been using words to hurt or to love (yourself and others)? Being mindful of this set of "verbal issues" will be highly beneficial during this time. Let us also keep in mind that Cancer is the energy of the healer, so that which we attend to during this New Moon has the potential to receive a powerful dose of restorative, healing energy that rides on the power of our words and intentions. 

This would also be a wonderful time to dialogue with trusted soul family about what has been unfolding for you. Receive their reflections and engage in a deep exploration of the patterns of your mind and identify where the healing medicine of Cancer can be infused into your mental process. Notice the way you speak to yourself, the dialogue that goes on in your head. What are your default thought patterns and are they self-defeating or self serving?

Here we have the opportunity to identify the places inside that may be hurting and apply deeply therapeutic resolution within. Imagine a flood of purifying and healing water running down into the crown of your head and washing through every corner of your body. Visualize this healing flow washing out any darkness, heaviness, sense of loss, unresolved pain or trauma that may still reside within your consciousness. This is the way of the Cancerian purification process.

We tend to experience heightened emotional sensitivity during Cancer times, but remember, this sensitivity is the Universe gifting you with the ability to SENSE where inside your system you are still holding onto unresolved material that may be ready to heal and release. Without the gift of SENSE-itivity we would not be able to SENSE the subtle energies moving within and from that place hold ourselves, nurture ourselves, and love ourselves unconditionally in the way the archetypical great mother would. Here we aim to treat ourselves with nothing but loving kindness, care, tenderness, understanding and endless patience.

In using this energy well, we will emerge with deeper levels of acceptance around our recent "growth spurts" and all the changes that have been occurring. We will harness a greater capacity to love on all levels, to see through the eyes of compassion and to self heal. Here we recognize that the ability to own the energy of the Great Mother within is empowering beyond measure and gifts us with deeper levels of courage to move through our next stages of evolution with the deep knowing that we are, always have been, and always will be our own greatest healer.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 

Super New Moon in Gemini: A Time for Change

On May 25th we collectively navigate the quick and curious energy of the Super New Moon in Gemini.

Gemini energy invites us to lighten up, to resurface from the depths of the powerful emotional waves we have been navigating recently and take a breath of fresh air!

Sweet relief after the recent Full Moon in Scorpio which moved us to face our unresolved issues and emotional blocks. The Scorpionic energy opened up the doorway to access the emotional material we may have been suppressing; the only question is whether or not we were ready to intentionally walk through that doorway in order to work consciously with that potentially uncomfortable material.

Heavy times we have been navigating in more ways than one, and while it has been very important to dive deep and process, it’s equally important that we don’t become so consumed in our “stuff” that we suffocate or lose ourselves within it. Enter the Super New Moon in Gemini, our momentary saving grace.

Gemini, the first of the air signs, invites us to come up for air from the watery depths of Scorpio. Consider this Gemini moon to be your snorkel, one breath at a time we fill our lungs, regain our center and re-engage with an expanded perspective.

If we use this energy well, the waves will begin to subside so that we can see more clearly and objectively. We have the opportunity to ask questions about what we have been processing and why. 

What are we learning on the soul level through these experiences?

What is our higher self-aiming to teach us by setting up our current circumstances?

What are we attracting and why?

What stories are we buying into?

Where could our thought patterns use an upgrade?

How have our recent experiences been serving our souls evolution in this lifetime?

With Gemini we begin to release our attachment to the emotional inner world and get curious about the outer world once again. We begin to notice fresh opportunities; opportunities for play, for lightness, for new learning, for a welcome dose of excitement and the potential for real change. We aim to engage with beginner mind and cultivate a certain amount of freshness and diversity of experience in our daily lives.

How might you change up your routine during this time? Boredom is the antithesis of Gemini energy so use this energy well by trying something new and getting outside of your comfort zone. Whether it’s through taking a class, going to a comedy show, heading out on a road trip, or changing up the fabric of your normal day-to-day entirely, above all else, do something different! Remember, if nothing changes. Nothing changes. 

The element of shock and wonder is inherently valuable during Gemini times. Shake things up as a method of stimulating yourself into viewing your experience from a fresh angle, through a fresh lens! In gaining this new perspective we position ourselves to think in new ways, and forge mental pathways that support greater levels of clarity while upgrading our “processing speed” and expressing ideas that are reflective of the most authentic version of ourselves.  

At the time of the Super New Moon we also have a T-square between Venus transiting through Aries, Jupiter retrograding through Libra and Pluto retrograding through Capricorn.

Power struggles and challenging dynamics related to outgrown structures are at play in the larger world (represented by Pluto in Capricorn which has a bulldozer “ready or not here I come kind of feel”) and at the same time we have a tug of war between our personal needs and the needs of the other.  

This T-square indicates the presence of highly intense interpersonal dynamics that may include out of balance power dynamics, energy leaks (personally and/or professionally) issues of codependency and boundary setting, victim/aggressor behavior, imbalances of give and take, over or under estimation of where you stand in the eyes of partners and the need to assertively and bravely incorporate new self honoring behaviors into the framework of your personal affairs. 

It's time for a relational paradigm shift on every front!

This certainly has a “tipping point” feel in many ways as the energy compels us to redefine what healthy relationship looks like with self, with other, and with the larger world as a whole.

The Gemini energy itself serves as a supportive influence in navigating this T-square as it gives us the ability to view that which is emerging in our lives from an objective viewpoint while speaking clearly and truthfully in service of our growth and authentic empowerment.

As we enter into the next phase of our life journey, aim to see clearly with love, speak intentionally with truth, and act joyfully with courage. 

“The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
— Alan Watts

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 

New Moon in Taurus: Embodied Wisdom

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but finding peace deep within it.

On April 26th, 2017 we collectively bask in the soothing energy of the New Moon in Taurus.

On the tail of a particularly intense haul through Aries season (fraught with retrogrades) and the recent Full Moon in Libra (which triggered the challengingJupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-Square) we welcome this hefty dose of Taurus energy with open arms. 

While these recent transits have not been comfortable, they have certainly been compelling. Compelling us to courageously identify our deepest truths and claim that which serves our souls needs, even in the face of “the other” who would like to see us choose otherwise.  

We have been faced with tests around our willingness to honor ourselves inside of our most important relationships.

We have been asked to choose ourselves and seek within for the love and validation we seek.

We have been faced with questions around self worth and how we value ourselves; and we have witnessed our outer worlds reflecting the answers back to us with crystal clarity.  

Have you liked what you’ve seen reflected in the mirror of your life or have the recent reflections provided clarity that it might be time to renegotiate the ways in which you honor and love yourself within the context of relationship?

With Venus finally out of her retrograde cycle, it's time to move out of this period of relational review and integrate our recent discoveries; from this place of renewed self-understanding and worth, we initiate forward motion in terms of how we show up and what we stand for inside of all of our relations.

Aries season pushed us to the edge of the plank and asked us to find the courage to leap, sometimes blindly, into a new paradigm of being. This has certainly taken courage, but with a certain amount of synchronous luck graced upon us by the Libran Full Moon/Jupiter conjunction on April 11th the Universe has provided the perfect place for us to land.

Enter the New Moon in Taurus, the cradle in which we are invited to settle, find peace and fully integrate these recent high-octane shifts. Taurus energy lulls us into discovering our place of calm, our place of balance, our place of pleasure.

With this New Moon, we consciously choose to go to the people and places that soothe our souls. We intend to engage with that which nurtures us, simply and effectively, on every level. This can be as simple as getting present to the feeling of the earth beneath your feet and intentionally taking your shoes off to feel the soft grass supporting you vs speeding past with shoes on. Or, perhaps slowing down in order to choose foods that truly nourish you and noticing what actually feels good moving through your body. This is about feeding the essence of your being so that you can come back to a place of balance inside yourself.

Imagine an Olympian who has just run the race and won, but now needs recovery time to soothe the inevitable bumps and bruises attained during training on the way to victory. After working hard and “tearing the muscles” they must have time to recover.

Here the muscles of our psyche have torn - as muscles always do when being built – and while we are stronger, more clear and primed for victory, we must still take pause, cultivate rest and recover.

So, what does soul recovery look like for you? How can you create enough space for yourself so that the waters of your consciousness have time to settle?

Aim to avoid that which could be jarring or shocking and be mindful of who you choose to share energy with – this is a time for safe spaces.

Here we have a “Taurean guilt free zone” to soak in a hot bath, to treat yourself to a massage and to splurge on that item you’ve been eyeing which will bring you sensory pleasure; whether it's an outfit with fabric that feels good on your body, a painting that pleases the eye or a spa treatment, give to yourself that which brings you pleasure through the physical senses.

Focus on the practical, the simple and try not to complicate or overthink things. A great way to avoid the trap of over complication is to simply get into your physical body. Take a cue from the animal world; if you’re hungry, eat. If you’re tired, sleep. If you’re uncomfortable, move. The answers can be so simple when we re-engage with our instinctual essential nature. Our body centered wisdom.

Get into your body through physical exercise, stretching, connecting with a pet, a cup of hot tea before bed or grounding activities in nature (this is a great moment for an impromptu camping trip!) Right now, it can be as simple as coming back to your breath. Again and again, just breathe. Remember, this is a moment of recovery.

As you relax into this space, you will receive the gift of embodied wisdom that has always been your birthright. To simply be. To simply receive. To simply breathe.

Above all else aim to enjoy this sacred moment of rooted self-worship; and as the “muscles” of your consciousness relax and recover you will come back into balance in order to move forward from a place of wholeness and embodied power.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 

New Moon in Aries: Fierce Reclaiming of the Self

On March 27th, 2017 we courageously lean into the fiery energy of the New Moon in Aries.

This Aries New Moon follows the recent earth bound Full Moon in Virgo which invited us to ground our spiritual vision while taking realistic inventory of our “state of affairs” in order to refine and improve our lives; all with the aim of up leveling our physical reality to match our recent expansion in consciousness.

As we navigated Pisces season (paired with the Virgo Full Moon) through most of March, we aimed for a grounded approach to metaphysical matters. Synthesizing practicality and spirituality. Integrating that which is divine into that which is solid, structured and practical in our daily lives. Needless to say, this has taken a lot of work and attention, and there hasn’t been a lot of room for the sacred “I” within the container of Pisces/Virgo… well, times they are a changin’

And if this influx of Aries energy has anything to say about it [and Aries is not one to hold anything back] it’s high time we shake things up and reconnect with the heart of our individual “me” in more ways then one!

With the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury AND Uranus all cruising through this Warrior sign, this is no light pulse of Aries energy; it is roaring hot, passionate and powerful right now. Time to leap even if we haven’t yet had time to look…

Through the Sun, Aries compels us to reconnect intentionally and courageously to our identity.

Who are you in this world?

How will you show up as the most pure and authentic version of yourself?

What does it look like when you are completely independent and autonomous of everyone else and where could you assert yourself more powerfully in order to claim that which you desire from the level of your deepest sense of self?

Will this take courage? Absolutely. Is it time to stake your claim and go for it? Yes.

Through the Moon, Aries requests that we turn inward and open fully and completely to our feelings without repressing anything. Leaving nothing left unfelt. Feel the anger, the sadness, the grief, the unprocessed heartaches, the joy, the ecstasy, the unabashed happiness and let these energies roll through you freely and uninhibited. Have the courage to repress nothing.

Here we recognize that we are brave, we are valiant, and we can withstand any emotion, any feeling. We take the warrior stance within ourselves – within our deep inner worlds, and see that we can be with ourselves fully, openly, no matter how strong our emotions are…

As we move through this process of facing ourselves, of being with ourselves, our fear of feeling will subside. Our fear of saying or doing anything that may create upset inside ourselves, heals and dissolves. We find emotional freedom. We re-emerge with a renewed sense of safety inside ourselves.

We recognize that it is safe to live in this world where triggers abound, that we need not dance on eggshells to avoid our emotional hot buttons, instead we can claim our birthright as the masters of our inner domains. Our own inner warriors fortify and strengthen, giving us permission to express fully. We harness the willingness to share our feelings with full authenticity and transparency because we have learned that we can withstand anything that emerges inside ourselves. Our inner warrior takes a strong stand as the guardian of our hearts. We are secure. We are safe. This is the emotional gift of Aries if we dare claim this New Moon Lunar opportunity.

Through Venus (also retrograde right now) Aries invites us to clarify our needs in relationship. When you peel away all layers of relational conditioning, what is it that YOU actually desire in terms of partnership? This is about identifying your needs, your values, and your desires and the willingness not to settle for anything less.

As Venus continues its retrograde cycle we dig deep within and re-define how we value ourselves. 

What is beautiful about you on the deepest levels?

How are you viewing yourself, your worth? Your willingness to receive?

Where have you settled for too little in the past? 

How can you shift your “need” for love and validation from sources outside yourself and call that same love and validation forward from the deepest places inside yourself?

We are invited to emerge from this retrograde cycle with deeper levels of clarity around our intimate needs, what we value, and how we honor our desires in relationship as a function of our own self love and self worth. We are invited to rediscover the unconditional, universal love that we are, and always have been, inside. Commit to loving yourself fiercely (in Aries fashion) and as Venus goes direct witness the world reflecting that same fierce love back to you.

Through Mercury, Aries invites us to speak our truth and to hold nothing back in terms of our communication. Invite your voice, the pioneering spirit inside, to emerge and dare to freely share that which is flowing through you. Open to sharing that which is a function of your renewed connection to your intensely powerful inner world (integrating the new moon piece.) It serves no one for you to hold back the fire that is being ignited within. Although, there is a risk of speaking before we think during this time, so do be mindful that your words are not cutting like razor blades. Speak truth, be direct, but also engage compassion as to not leave a trail of hurt feelings behind.

The evolutionary lesson here is to learn that holding back our truth serves no one and stifles the passion and fire inside. So, during this time practice stepping into your highest expression from a place of authenticity and be willing to speak up even if you find your voice is shaking.

Through Uranus, Aries invites us to honor our individuated selves above all else. Shakespeare’s eloquent line fits perfectly, “to thine own self be true.” Above all else, honor yourself! When we combine the rebellious revolutionary (Uranus) with the pioneering spirit of warrior Aries, we have the perfect ingredients for powerful new beginnings to emerge that are reflective of our most authentic, visionary selves. If ever there was a time to plant seeds that are primed to grow into personal and collective revolution, it is now.

Aries times can be unstable. Risky. This is not easy energy. It’s like rocket fuel just waiting for the match to be lit underneath - the only question is whether you are willing to strike? Explosions are possible, but so are massive blast offs that carry you upward toward higher states of consciousness, expanded states of being, deeper levels of self worth, more fulfilling relationships, and a life flavored with authenticity and excitement. That is, if we dare take the leap; if we dare to risk the safety of that which we have known, in favor of the unknown territory of our dreams.

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
— Meister Eckhart
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Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

 

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 

Full Moon in Virgo: Unifying Heaven and Earth

On March 12th we will collectively lean into a detailed process of real world integration with the energy of the Full Moon in Virgo. 

This Virgo moon enters the scene on the tail of a powerful period of spiritual opening and expansion catalyzed by the recent Piscean Solar Eclipse. We’ve been navigating extremely intense energetic waters with our sensitivities on over drive!

We’ve also been moving through an important process of surrender in order to make space for new beginnings. These new beginnings have been knocking on the door but may not have had room to enter due to "clutter.” Cluttered thoughts, cluttered spaces, cluttered relationships, cluttered emotional and energetic bodies…the remedy? We release that which no longer serves (Pisces) and reorganize the framework of our lives to support that which does (Virgo.) 

This may not be a comfortable process, but we can rest assured it's a necessary one. As we learn to trust in divine timing and engage the willingness to get over our [ego] selves in order to enter a transcendent state of surrender, we actively create the space for spiritual growth and powerful breakthroughs in consciousness to occur. 

With the Piscean energy (from the solar eclipse and the sun still rolling through Pisces until March 20th) our energetic bodies have had the opportunity to expand in a major way. This also means that our physical "real world" lives must adjust, expand and up level in order to match this rapid soul level development. Can you say cosmic growing pains? 

In many ways we are attempting to unify our heavenly expansion with our earth bound forms. Without this unification, our spiritual growth remains unseen, unreflected, unfathomable, and unintegrated as it relates to our human experience on the earth plane. 

So, where does your manifest reality seem to fit a size too small? This is the perfect time to take inventory and get clear about where improvements [that are reflective of your most updated state of consciousness] need be made.

Where have you essentially outgrown yourself?

Has your spirit expanded in such a way that your outer reality doesn't quite reflect the spaciousness of your inner one? 

In answering these questions honestly we position ourselves to make adjustments. It is time to "clean house" literally and figuratively! We aim to take a meticulous look at the state of our real world affairs - work, relationship, and otherwise - and begin the process of cleansing.

Personally, I have been in a massive process of purging old items in my home that are no longer a vibrational match. The "clearer" my physical space becomes, the more aligned my inner space feels. Before I began this process it felt as if my spirit was bumping up against the edges of a physical reality I created long ago – and that had to change. As we move through each "conscious growth spurt" the edges become more and more uncomfortable, until they are intolerable and change must occur. So, where are your edges? Where is your inner expansion yet unexpressed in your outer world?

Once we identify the areas of our lives we have expanded beyond, or that feel contracted or cluttered, we have the beautiful opportunity to rearrange. And this Virgo Full moon is the perfect energy to employ for the job!

So, during this time let us honor our edges, thank them for the information and then say goodbye. Goodbye edges. Goodbye clutter. Goodbye all things no longer a match; and from there we welcome our new space to create!

De-clutter your outer space in order to de-clutter your inner one. 

Further, with the Virgo lunar energy as it relates to its opposition with the Sun (still in mystical Pisces) we are invited to take the inspiration we receive through our “psychic antennae” from a divine place, and then fully integrate it into the structure of our daily lives. 

This is an invitation to come down from the proverbial mountaintop and focus on real world application. So, if you've received powerful clarity during the recent lunar cycle, it is now time to apply that information and adjust the structure of your life so that it reflects your new expanded perspective.

We are asked to take a clear eyed look at the details. To analyze our routines, our work strategy, our health, our relationships, our overall plan and recommit to a personalized life process that feels integrated, supportive, realistic, and effective.

As we consciously work to shift our life structure to fit our recent expansion, we will notice all areas of experience improving.

While we certainly aim toward self improvement during this time, it is an important thing to note that there is a shadow potential with Virgo energy as well. The shadow here is that we may fall into analysis paralysis, judgmental behavior or hyper perfectionism. Watch that you don’t get too caught up on the details or become overly critical of yourself and others.

A great thing to remember is that “no amount of self improvement can make up for any lack of self acceptance.” So, while we aim to improve, let us remember to consistently check in and be sure we are acting from a place of radical self-love and acceptance first and foremost; honoring the divine beings that we are while ensuring that the growth process we are in is taking place from a place of self nurture rather then self abandonment.

The Virgo moon also carries with it a beautiful element of humility and the opportunity to be of service in the world. Seek opportunities to share yourself in a way that is supportive of others. Call in clarity about how you can serve the best and highest of all in your life. When we transcend our egos and stop making everything about “us” and instead choose to meet needs that exist out in the world with our very unique skill set, we experience deeper levels of connection, love and fulfillment.

This is why most religious traditions include some sacrament of service - there's no better way to get over your "ego" self then to engage with needs out there in the world and make those issues more important then your own. From that place we remember that we are all links in the same collective chain - only as strong as the weakest. So, what can you do to strengthen the chain?

The Virgo Full moon invites us not only to strengthen and fortify our own link in the chain through practical application of new life structures and routines, but it also invites us to take into account the opportunity to support others in their process. Accountability buddies anyone? 

So, take a breath, strategize, lay out your plan and prepare to launch off the firm foundation of a physical reality that is fully aligned with your most epic soul level vision.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com 

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces: Radical Acceptance

On Sunday February 26th, 2017 we collectively dissolve into the ethereal energy of the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces.

Earlier this month we moved through a powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo during which we were called to courageously and vulnerably express the truth of our most authentic hearts out into the world.

Leo is ruled by the sun, which represents our sense of self, our identity, our “I” in the world, teaching us to engage with the ego lovingly while recognizing how important it is to first know ourselves in order to express creatively in any truly meaningful way.

With the Leo eclipse we were invited to enter into creative trance and unabashed playful expression in order to become re-enamored with life while aiming toward the healthy use of ego in support of the individual “me” enriching the collective “we.”

As we transition into the energy of the Piscean Solar Eclipse on Feb 26th, we are asked to shift from the ego identified “me” to the egoless “we.” We are asked to transcend the boundaries our ego’s impose and access a heightened state of unity consciousness.

Let us lean boldly into this sometimes-uncomfortable pivot point - shifting perceived needs of self over other - and instead, let us see the Self AS the other and the other as the Self.

Let us exist in radical acceptance and gratitude for all things - because we can see our Self in all things! This is the time to open up our divine senses and seek to discover the place of equanimity, of freedom, of oneness.

Piscean energy calls forward heightened states of emotional, psychic and energetic sensitivity, so be mindful that you may experience hypersensitive awareness. Your psychic antennae are on over drive!

The acute extra sensitivity serves a powerful purpose when we recognize that there is a unique ripeness to receive divine messages, inspiration, and creative downloads that finally have a gateway into our consciousness; that is if we are willing to remain open through the sensitivity (and all the waves of emotion that can come with it…)

We must be willing to feel it all in in order to receive it all, so I urge you to practice witness consciousness and remain open vs enabling the self protective tendency to contract around the energetic intensity.

The shadow here is a need to escape or numb. Recognize that if you experience moodiness or powerful waves of emotion, it is possible that it is not all originating in your direct experience. You may be absorbing the energy around you, so it is very important to take care of your “spiritual hygiene” during this time. Meditate, intentionally clear your energy field, move your body, GROUND and breathe deeply. Surrender is key!

This New Moon is conjunct the planet Neptune, the mystical ruler of Pisces, further amplifying these otherworldly energetics and also the South Node of the moon bringing in a karmic flavor to this unfolding.

Needless to say, this Solar Eclipse is roaring with power – powerful high vibrational potential and also powerful shadow potential. With the South Node involved, there is a massive opening for a Karmic clearing in the collective consciousness, and since we are all individual expressions of the same collective, infinitely plugged into one source, it is likely that many of us will face some of our own shadows – karmic predicaments surfacing for healing.

So, are you ready to move through your own clearing process in service of healing not only yourself but also the whole? The time is now – each of us tasked with doing our part while also remembering that we are eternally interconnected, eternally one, and that we are never alone in the process.

This energy is less about the doing and more about the allowing. The being. The witnessing. The surrender. The Release.

Are we strong enough to love what is? To accept what is? To see ourselves in all that is?

No matter what surfaces for release, remember you are a spiritual being using your human experience for evolution – so choose detachment, remain rooted in your loving, and engage with the intention to mindfully enter a meditative state of surrender and acceptance as the eternal witness who trusts in the divine timing of all that is.

As Papaji beautifully stated, and a perfect mantra during this time,

Whatever comes, let it come. What stays, let it stay. What goes, let it go.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com  

 

 

Oceanic Remembrance

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is an Ocean.

As incarnate beings we all experience the illusion of separateness. That is the nature of embodiment.

We experience “OUR” body as separate from the others – this is the root of so much suffering.

Today let us aim to remember our true nature – to remember that we are consciousness experiencing itself, infinite souls using our human experience for evolution.

Let us have deep gratitude for our physical forms that serve as temporary containers for the limitless, eternal, divine and unified vastness that is the truth of our nature.

The vastness inside me is the same as the vastness inside you. When we connect to the deep, watery, infinite essence inside, instead of over identifying with the physical form outside, we remember that we were never separate.

The doorway to eternal oneness and connection exists inside us all. As Rumi famously said “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

Each of us the entire ocean, PRETENDING we are single drops. How silly of us, master actors! And, how healthy it is to laugh at our own joke =)

Every day I practice connecting to that truth. That I AM THE WHOLE OCEAN experiencing itself as a drop for a while.

From that place I recognize that anything I desire to connect with is already part of me, and that every choice I make also affects the collective whole. It is liberating, and beautiful, healing and expansive.

When we operate from that deep connection within, we connect so much more deeply with others. We attract those who are also deeply connected to their spirit - to our spirit. We see the soul in the other, the ocean in the other. We recognize it because we have practiced first recognizing it in ourselves.

The ocean in me honors the ocean in you. We are the same. We are one. We are ebbing and flowing in the most perfect synergy. The ocean that I am is eternally connected to the ocean that you are, and yours to the next and the next and the next…

Today and everyday, let us practice remembering.

Content By: Megan Zimring - Founder of My Soulful Evolution Astrology

If you are interested in scheduling a full Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading, please contact Megan via email: megan@meganzimring.com