New Moon in Scorpio: Emotional Alchemy

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On November 18th, 2017 we collectively plunge into the depths of our psyche, and the catharsis available there with the New Moon in Scorpio.

With the Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Venus all cruising through Scorpio we are all in a process of catharsis. The way this looks will vary greatly as it’s an utterly internal process, but the consistent dish du jour – massive transformation.

Here we receive the invitation to get present with our feelings and to look with clear eyes at the subconscious material that has been lurking beneath the surface.

Let us imagine the Scorpion representing our wounded places within. Venomous, terrifying and hiding within the darkness of the night. Within the darkness of the soul. Within the traumas we have repressed.

We can sense the Scorpions presence; we know it is there. Lurking. Poison at the ready. But we can’t quite intuit where it is, or how to vanquish it.

So we step lightly.

We turn a blind eye, pretending it doesn’t exist.

Yet, a part of us still senses the presence of the Scorpionic wound, of the existence of our painful edges.  So, we unconsciously do all we can not to provoke it. Not to do, or say, or be anything that might awaken that scorpion within. That might trigger the wound into a sting.

We become captives of our own making. Captives of our own shadow.

Up until now.

That is, if we work with this energy consciously.

Our previous inability to locate the “venom” within is now coming to a close. Scorpio gives us an access point to the previously unconscious. And, the Universe is conspiring to provide us with just the circumstances needed in order to bring up the shadow for healing.

This could show up in a variety of ways – through relationship dynamics, power games, aggression, money battles, manipulation, deceit (even unconscious), shaming or guilt producing situations, sexual and energetic entanglements… All of these experiences coming forward to show us where our “scorpions” have been lying dormant. Acting as the unconscious captains of our ship.

For Carl Jung’s famous saying could not ring more true… “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”  

So aim to stay present, non reactive, and aware of that which is unfolding in your emotional world. With radical self honesty see yourself fully, including your shadow. Feel it all and love yourself through it knowing that any discomfort is just part of the release process, a part of the catharsis.  

So, here we stand with our hidden Scorpions a stirring. Ready to face them, we must feel the poison…we must experience the unresolved material that has been happily hiding out just beyond our conscious awareness.

In order to transmute it.

In order to free ourselves.

In order to integrate the wisdom.

The gift of Scorpio. Masterful alchemy. The great transmuter. The energy that gifts us with the ability to face, hold and process it all in order to transmute the pain into power.

During this Scorpio new moon we participate in this ancient internal alchemical process. True emotional alchemy.

In successfully doing this, we ascend beyond the Scorpion and harness the power of Scorpios higher allies, the Eagle and the Phoenix.

The Eagle, the one who soars above it all, seeing everything with clear vision, unfazed by the turbulence, playing in the spaciousness, wise, laser focused.

The Phoenix. The one who fears nothing. Not even death. For the Phoenix renews herself through the very process of death. Revering death as a cleansing, a purification of all that once was but was never meant to be.

The Phoenix demonstrates the true release of all that no longer serves. Transformation the only constant, she recognizes that death is just the doorway to the next birth, the gateway toward the growth of stronger wings. The gateway toward becoming the embodied container of the vast wisdom and sacredness that can only be born of the resilience formed from knowing, first hand, that the process of burning down into ashes is truly just the beginning. 


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

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Jupiter Meets Venus: A Super Conjunction

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Venus and Jupiter merge in a powerful super conjunction today.

When the Goddess of love meets the King the potential for Big Magic abounds.

Jupiter is classically considered a Great benefic, a "lucky" planet and when he dances arm in arm with lovely Venus there is an increased potential for fortuitous meetings, creative openings, and exposure to that which infuses beauty into our lives.

Add Scorpio to the mix and we make it hot - sexy, deep, seductive...and potentially addictive.

Every high potential has a low, so while Venus and Jupiter tend toward the sweet, be sure to keep your spidey senses alert to excess, gluttony, dark sexuality, co dependence and sugary niceties that cover up darker realities.

On to the higher potentials...

Be open for the entry of soulmates, soul family & friends arriving in divine timing, with sacred messages (or kisses... or handcuffs if Scorpio has anything to say about it... 🦂)

The function of Jupiter is to expand everything it touches. And in Scorpio and we must be aware of the expansion of unconscious (and charged) material bubbling up to the surface.

This is happening for clearing and integration, but there is also potential for that unconscious material to begin steering our experience. Stay present.

Scorpio represents sex death and the occult, everything dealing with the exchange of strong energies. With relational Venus in the mix, this could certainly get steamy.

The potential exists for the expansion of our sex lives and if we don't already have a partner the heavens are winking down upon the possibility of meeting one - assuming you do not underestimate your worth and have worked to clear subconscious "blocks" in this area.

It becomes important here to know that you are valuable and that you deserve the partnerships you seek (not just romantically, but in all forms) Be primed and ready to say yes when these natural partners present themselves. Recognize the messages and be open to receiving, so that your heart is beating to the pulse of love vs fear.

Coming into this level of self confidence and worth (a la the king Jupiter) will likely require an internal review and clearing. Welcome to Scorpio territory.

If there is any unresolved emotional material blocking the way to the full recognition of your value (creatively and as a partner) or, if there is unresolved material blocking the ability to recognize and take ownership of your creative gifts (Venus) that material will be accessible now.

So, open to doing the work and take an honest look within, recognizing that loving and accepting all parts of yourself, even the darker bits, is the first step on the road to freedom and the ability to attract that which you value from a place of first valuing yourself, celebrating that today, we are all manifestations of the union of the regal King of expansion and the divine Goddess of love.


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New Moon in Libra: Radical Acceptance

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The Moon is New in the peace loving sign of Libra opposing Uranus the Lord of earthquakes and lightning bolts.

The Libran energy invites us to identify how we might cultivate more balance, harmony and joy within ourselves and within our relationships as well.

The Uranian energy (opposing this New Moon) compels us to break away from anything – person, place, expectation, experience, or rulebook - that may be holding us back, confining us or tamping our ability to shine our most unique light in its fullest expression.

Libran energy agrees.

Uranian energy rebels.

Libran energy pleases.

Uranian energy says fuck you.

Libran energy asks us to share.

Uranian energy asks us to claim what’s rightfully ours.

Libran energy compromises.

Uranus believes the word compromise should be ejected from the dictionary.

Needless to say, these two energies may not get along very well if left alone at a dinner table. And, for that reason we may be experiencing a certain amount of internal tension during this particular transit.

Tension between the part of ourselves that wants relationship, partnership, and love…the part that has the urge to merge and to experience bliss through divine union…the part that finds beauty, meaning and depth in shared experience with others and doesn’t want to risk losing that no matter what, even if it means compromising the self just a little bit (Libra)…

And the part of ourselves that finds safety and power in self sufficiency…the part of ourselves that doesn’t want to “play house…” the part of ourselves that questions cultural norms and expectation…the part of ourselves that wants to reject social “niceties”…the part of ourselves that wants to run free on the open road screaming “don’t tell me what to do!” to anyone who will listen (Uranus)

This New Moon is about finding the synthesis between the two extremes within.

The high ground here is to discover the way to express yourself fully with complete rawness and authenticity, while still honoring the sacred nature of relationship with those you love and holding yourself with grace and tact.

This is about noticing where in your life you may have become too self compromising for the sake of pleasing others and harness the Uranian energy in service of reclaiming those parts of yourself so that the way you show up in relationship moving forward is a truer reflection of your spirit.

This is about identifying what right relationship looks like for you. With whom (Libra) do you feel expanded, at ease and able to stand fully in your most authentic self (Uranus)? Aim to cultivate nurture and embrace those relationships during this time.   

This New Moon is an evolutionary invitation to step powerfully forward toward your highest and most fully integrated self. Including the part of self that has been aching for expression not just in the dark corners of your psyche, but outwardly too, WITHIN the container of relationship. Including the self that has remained hidden for fear of rejection. Including the self that is ready to shine out, scream out and not only express (Uranus) but to be loved and received fully for that zany, one of a kind  expression (Libra)

So, So, get to know the raw and unedited version of you. Cultivate that relationship within and then courageously express it. Bring that part of you forward, the real you forward, and share it within your sphere of relationship where you will experience the deep catharsis and healing that occurs in the radical acceptance of the radical you!

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

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New Moon in Virgo: Groundwork for the Future

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On September 19th (or early on September 20th, depending where you are located in the US) we will collectively experience the practical and earth bound energy of the New Moon in Virgo.

To understand this New Moon it is important to understand the energetic invitations that first set the stage.

The total solar eclipse on August 21st and the Full Moon in Pisces on September 6th brought forward an intense period of paradigm shifting energetic upgrades, life changing alterations and new beginnings pointing the way into potentially uncharted territory.

These energies invited us to step into our greatest levels of courageous expression (Leo) and of surrendered expansion (Pisces).

To own ourselves on the deepest levels, light and shadow, and then to unabashedly reveal that self out into the world (Leo).

To “get over ourselves” enough in order to expand into the awareness of “self” as part of a greater whole (Pisces).

To move from the “me” to the “we,” from “self consciousness” to “cosmic consciousness.”

To get out of our own way just enough to receive and allow divine inspiration to flow through (Pisces) so that we can ultimately share those insights in our own unique way in support of inspiring those around us to do the same (Leo).

These are the recent themes, and its important to note that how these energies have actually manifested in your life (and how aggressive the related “lessons” have been) is a function of the choices you’ve been making up until now.

For example, if you’ve struggled with issues around control, the Piscean lesson of surrender may have shown up in a physical form that forced you to let go and to “get over your attachments” enough to release. This may have seemed difficult at the time, but the soul level growth is the ultimate aim and from a divine perspective, makes it all worth it.

How easy or difficult navigating these processes become is completely up to you; a function of how well you know yourself and of how aware you are of what your "spiritual curriculum" is in this lifetime. The offering in these astrological overviews is the gift of perspective, and of recognizing your role as the empowered and conscious navigator of the reality you are creating in each moment.

Needless to say the Astrological territory this past month has been intense, meaningful and also full of contradiction.

We’ve been asked to know the self and become selfless.

To recognize the importance of“healthy ego” and then to let go of attachment to the false self in service of the divine one, the essence of us all.

To express and expand in extraordinary ways. And now, with the New Moon in Virgo we finally receive the invitation to organize, ground, and apply a certain amount of discernment in terms of how we choose to proceed, and then to integrate the lessons we’ve learned into our daily experience. To integrate the contradictions we’ve navigated into one streamlined version of our identity that feels most inspired, whole and clear.

Virgo invites us to take a step back and “organize the data.”

What have you learned as of recently?

What areas in your life could use a healthy dose of improvement?

Watch out for self-judgment but do look with critical, clear and honest eyes. From this place we grow. From this place we experience true embodied expansion. In Pisces we expand in a metaphysical sense; in Virgo we lay the foundation and take the steps necessary so that the expansion can actually be seen and experienced in the physical!   

Virgo invites us to do the real (and sometimes monotonous) work in order to make our insights real and to collapse the dreams we have in our minds into a tangible form that can be useful in the world. So, here we commit to taking the practical “real world” steps necessary in service of making those soul level visions a reality.

This is a wonderful time to think about the healthy new habits and routines that we may be willing to implement. We think about the mundane, yet necessary, tasks that will support our long term pursuits like waking up earlier, eating healthier, incorporating spreadsheets to better organize ourselves, and implementing systems to ensure that no details go missed as we move forward intentionally in pursuit of our goals.

We move from the Piscean world of the “ethereal” to the no mess Virgo world of the earth bound, realistic, physical.

So, put your analytical hat on and explore what has unfolded recently while asking yourself how these recent learnings (whether challenging or easy) are inviting you to grow?

What commitments are you willing to make to yourself in service of radical self improvement?

What steps could you take to more fully embody your high vision?

How could you be of greater service in the world?

Are there ways in which you have been underestimating yourself or being overly judgmental? (a mere symptom of “virgosis” and no reflection of your authentic self!)

Are there systems you could put in place to mitigate feelings of “less than” in support of the truth that you are, and always have been, more than enough?

Use this energy well to recognize your birthright as an intentional creator and to employ the power of your physical human form in order to identify and implement the structures necessary to affect real change in your life. Anchor in the growth! Anchor in the vision!

Making the commitment to personal excellence and taking small practical steps each day toward that larger goal is a great way to start and this Virgo New Moon is the Universal invitation to begin!

If there are problem areas you’ve turned a blind eye to in the past due to lack of readiness to make a shift, this is the moment to look with clear eyes and set the intention to grow. This is the time to recognize what actually needs to be done in order to see the shifts, healing and evolution you’ve been dreaming about set in motion. To see that dream of a better self, a better life, a better lifestyle begin to make manifest. You are the generator, you are the engine; it won’t begin until you do and the time is now.


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

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Full Moon in Pisces: Expanding Beyond the Ordinary

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On September 6th, 2017 we experience a beautiful dissolution of boundaries and separation with the Full Moon in Pisces.
 
After the extraordinarily powerful, paradigm shifting total solar eclipse in Leo on August 21st this Piscean Full Moon energy is a welcome opportunity to expand beyond any residual limitations that we perceive in our physical space.
 
The solar eclipse in Leo was an invitation to deepen our capacity to appreciate the gift it is to be alive. To no longer take this precious human incarnation for granted and express the abundant gifts of our most authentic hearts out into the world. To play, sing, dance, create, and fall back in love with life as we witnessed our realities up level into even greater alignment.
 
Much of that energy was wild and expressive and about being here, now, present on earth. We were invited to explore and make the most out of our earthly forms. To turn on our “sun centers” and find the gravity that we each carry within.
 
Think about what you magnetized into your experience around the total eclipse on August 21st – that was a function of your inner sun gravity magnetizing relationships, opportunities and experiences that will be supportive (in one way or another) of aligning you with your path forward.
 
While many of us experienced profound breakthroughs and a significant increase in shocking synchronicities during and around the eclipse, many of us also entered breaking points and faced necessary releases in order to create space for precious new beginnings to unfold.
 
While we deeply honor the process of SELF-expression we each moved through during the recent Leonine eclipse, the Piscean energy on September 6th is coming forward to remind us of our capacity to expand BEYOND the self.
 
To expand beyond the physical plane.
 
To expand beyond the mundane and the ordinary.
 
To expand beyond all that is earth bound and enter the world of the metaphysical.
 
Here we are invited to release, surrender, and take in the greater picture. To see with clear eyes that are free of attachment; but first we must let go.  
 
The Pisces Full Moon is an invitation to re-engage with cosmic consciousness vs “self consciousness.”
 
A certain amount of self consciousness is to be expected when we were working with the Leo (solar) energy which is so deeply related to our sense of self – the “I” the “me.” And during the recent eclipse we certainly deepened our relationship with self, with our authentic “I,” in order to share that with the world. Important work! But with that, some overly “self conscious” behavior may have come forward as well.  

Pisces is the remedy.
 
Where Leo can overly identify with self, Pisces on the other hand is oriented toward the transcendence of the self. A beautiful balance is being offered to us here. An opportunity to have first gotten to know our healthy ego selves (with the Leo energy) and then to expand beyond the ego remembering we are not our minds, we are not our bodies.
 
This Piscean energy is a moderating factor coming in to make sure we don’t become too wrapped up in, or overly identified with our “little me” and while we appreciate the new experiences and shifts that have come with the eclipse we receive the reminder that we are not our story either.  

A beautiful mantra during this full moon, “I am not my mind. I am not my body.” From that place sit with and meditate upon the question, "then who am I really?"

Pisces enters the scene and says remember that while you may experience yourself as separate, separation is an illusion and you are part of an infinite whole. Everything is interconnected and while we each must play our own individual role, every move we make is part of the greater whole.
 
This Piscean Full Moon is such a beautiful reminder of our inherent oneness. It takes the pressure off a bit and allows us to let go and after so much “doing” we are now invited to practice the art of being, receiving, flowing for a while.
 
This is a great time to deepen your meditation practice, explore breath work, sound therapy, energy healing or just connect with your loved ones soul to soul instead of ego to ego.
 
As you allow yourself to melt into the soul level connections, aim to experience your inherent oneness with all that is. Your psychic antennae are raised right now, so close your eyes, tune in and receive the messages that are available from spirit.  
 
Boundaries tend to be a bit thin when Pisces is involved, so while we aim to transcend the experience of separation during this time we also want to be aware of our personal boundaries when it comes to relationship.

With Mercury going direct on September 5th just a day before this Full Moon, we have a powerful opportunity to speak our truth from a place rooted in divine Piscean love.
 
Here we also have the opportunity to integrate that which we have re-visited on a mental level during Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Over the past few weeks we may have seen mental patterns, processes, and conditioned ways of thinking surface that we now have an awareness of, and we can use the full moon energy to expand beyond the identification with these old ways of thinking and fully release them in order to anchor in new and more productive ways of processing information moving forward.
 
We tend to be quite porous energetically during Piscean times as sensitivities run on high, so be mindful that you may be taking on emotional energy from others like a sponge. Be sure to slow down, check in with yourself and create the time and space to ground in and re-center. Take some time to sit in silence and allow the waters of your consciousness to settle before acting. In this way we become clear about what is ours and what is not ours and ensure that which we choose to act upon is coming from a place of personal clarity rather then energetic invasion.
 
This is a beautiful time to honor the knowing that we are infinite beings living in an infinite existence. To engage deep gratitude that we have the opportunity in this lifetime to experience both the physical and the metaphysical. To witness both the mundane and the magical. To feel with our bodies and to feel with our hearts. To perceive ourselves as individuals and perceive the truth that we’ve never been alone at all…
 
This full moon is a wonderful opportunity to let go of anything no longer serving, while transcending the perceived limitations of the physical and the illusion of separateness through a deepening of your spiritual practice. In this way we experience the true spaciousness that has always been available at the level of spirit.

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

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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