Saturday June 4, 2016
10:59pm EDT, 7:59pmPDT, 4:29am (6/5)BST
14 Gemini 53
The New Moon in Gemini is a major part of a wisdom crossroad that promises to help everything fall into place. Think of the sound of the wind rustling the leaves on the trees on a warm summer night. There is a teasing apart taking place that can open up space for new insights, a new perspective, or possibility to emerge. Remember that you have a deep inner knowing, and unseen support at all times, to help you find your true path and walk your most truthful talk.
The reliably shifting faces of the Moon teach that even when she seems to disappear, she is there and will return into view soon enough. This is a really beautiful teaching. The face of the New Moon is invisible. Ideally we don't fall apart when our beloved is out of view. We trust they will return and we are ok without them. This Moon takes it a step further and asks us to have faith in the ultimate unseen. Indeed sometimes those we love don't return, but a loving presence is still there. The New Moon says, "Today I am invisible, what else in your world is unseen?" and "How can you feel into it with the same faith that it exists, as you have that I will return to a shining ball of light?". What love the Moon has for us that she returns again and again. She takes this New Moon time to refresh herself. We can take her example and do the same.
New Moon energy is very inwardly oriented, which serves well during this time. It's a chance to recalibrate and to rest the mind and the body, especially if there has been a lot of mental activity lately. It takes time to distill wisdom and put knowledge to use. This New Moon brings peace and harmony. We are guided to draw awareness down into the heart, to know ourselves as a love that holds all opinions and possibilities without conflict, and that doesn't need to 'know' or be right, because it is living what is known and what it is right in each moment.
There is deep wisdom to be found in the living of our lives. What questions are most pertinent to you in your life right now? Can you rest in the beauty, complexity and power of your questions without needing to know the answer? Becoming a living embodiment of a question, over time, like magic, we may find ourselves living the answer. Questions connect with the leading edge of evolution. Feel into the most juicy question for you right now and then connect with the source of all answers. Focus on the source of the mind itself.
The New Moon reaches out with understanding to planets in signs all connected, on some level, with the nature of truth and reality. There is a focus on seeing things as they are and on listening to intuition, versus confusing it with the many messages the mind may present. Ultimate security is not found in the mind, but in the generator of it.
The New Moon in Gemini brings heart-centered communication into focus and relationships benefit greatly. What is reality like for another person? What do their words mean coming from them? Where there is a superficial focus on words, the potential for deep connection is limited. The New Moon presents opportunities for deep heart connection, for us to show up with compassion, to hear another's story, and to share our own.
When we lose touch with our source, we lose touch with ourselves. We are pulled, by the force of the New Moon into the void, where all inspiration is born. Are you bold enough to let go into the unknown?
You're not loved for what you know, you're loved for the essence of who you are.
Emily is available for readings via Grounded Soul Astrology & Wellness found at emilysamet.com
2016 Sagittarius Full Moon
Saturday May 21, 2016
4:15pm EDT, 1:15pm PDT, 9:15pm BST
There's so much expansion taking place, we get 2 full Moons in Sagittarius this year! These bookend full Moons have a lot to teach. Get ready for some awakening inner and outer travels. This first full Moon in Sagittarius steps up the invitation to live your truth, in the most mundane aspects of your life and the most public. What sacred message wants to come through you? What vision are you committed to living into being?
The fire of this full Moon purifies thoughts and directs actions towards your highest good. With a strong mutable element present, change is a given. What adventure are you feeling into? What expansion is making itself visible?
A free flow of energy within, leads to a free flow without. The Full Moon shines a light on any stuck energy within the body and mind. You can cure restlessness and impatience with the outer world by tending to the energy flow within. Really practically, Sagittarius can be associated with excess so it may be time to clean up the diet and be good to your liver. Physical activity helps move energy and ground you in your body.
A sense of restlessness may be inviting you to shift a belief that isn't in alignment with your highest truth. What are your beliefs about a current situation you wish to change? Do you believe it can change for the better? Inner awareness expands so you can clearly see emotional reactions coming, especially up around a situation you've experienced before. You have the opportunity to pause and consider how you want to engage with it. The option to act from a place of love and courage is there for you.
Full Moons mark a key turning point in the lunar cycle where a flowering takes place; of awareness, emotions, events, etc. Mars retrograde and the Sun form their own full phase aspect as they oppose one another on the 22nd. This is a key turning point in the Mars retrograde cycle, when a soul desire that was perhaps frustrated in the past comes back into the light. Growth often comes by taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back. The step back is meant to help you integrate the change that is taking place, even if it doesn't seem that way. What steps can you take now, drawing on the wisdom gained from experience?
Mars backtracks into Scorpio in a few days. The full Moon is lighting a torch of higher perspective that you get to take with you into the depths. Each time you take a trip to the underworld you have the opportunity to see it in a positive light, knowing that you will re-emerge in a new form with new capacities.
The vital, purposeful Sun is aligned with the sacred fire of Vesta in Gemini. They help you stay focused on your purpose, knowing, as it's said, that where you direct your attention, your vital force flows. Mars retrograde participating in the full Moon, makes it easy to re-align your actions with your vision and purpose. The full Moon asks you to assimilate and integrate what you've learned; to make it personal and to use your knowledge in service to the sacred message you are here to share. Keep it real and keep it close to the heart.
Many blessings on this Full Moon!
Emily offers readings and wellness consultations via Grounded Soul Astrology & Wellness. You can learn more about her work at emilysamet.com
Thursday May 6, 2016
3:29pm EDT, 12:29pmPDT, 8:29pmBST
16 Taurus 41
The Moon is new a day after the Sun crosses the powerful degree of 15 Taurus. It's time to take what you've recently discovered about yourself and draw that energy within, to fully embody the changes taking place. The New Moon is stabilizing, helping to counteract any overwhelm. Organization occurs as your many responsibilities align in a lovely flow, and you let go of the ones that no longer serve.
The New Moon is very close to Mercury retrograde and making stellar aspects to Jupiter and Pluto, both retrograde as well. These connections help weed out fear based beliefs from the root, so you can thrive is this life; here and now. These aspects allow for huge leaps forward in manifesting a life of peace on earth, starting with peace within yourself.
Awareness has expanded to encompass your entire journey, from the past, to the present, to the future you wish to create. When fear, anxiety or a limiting belief arises, remember that this is but one part of the vastness of what is. Can you see each limitation as an opportunity to expand your consciousness and hold conflict in love and light?
Since the last New Moon an old wound may have opened, bringing what was unresolved up for healing and release. Loosening and unravelling this stuck energy, you feel it, move it, and heal those wounds. This frees you up for authentic, empowered, and grounded self-expression. The healing may very well come through self-expression. Be open to expressing yourself in new ways. Let yourself play and have fun.
After all the intensity, the Taurus Moon brings new life to your inner being. You may feel drawn to retreat for a bit, but not for long, as growth continues to unfold and relationships facilitate this process. Though the New Moon reminds you how awesomely capable and strong you are on your own, you can't do everything alone and help abounds; in both seen and unseen forms. I'm often amazed at how the exact support I'm looking for shows up, right on time, not sooner than I know I need it, and not too late. What opportunities do you have to reach out for the support you need? Be receptive and awake and the right help will come. Your intuition and your guides are always right there with you.
This is a very earthy New Moon. What does it feel like to connect with the earth element within? There is no wrong answer here. During a guided meditation recently, sitting outside barefoot, when invited to feel my body filling with light, instead I felt my body filling with rich, dark soil. It felt incredibly grounding. Rooting comes before rising. I was being filled with soil and new roots were growing down, the roots of fresh, new life to come. It's spring within as well as without.
It's an especially potent Moon for sound healing, toning, singing and drinking in the silence that follows. It's also a wonderful time to form relationships with the plant world - through mindful food preparation and eating, through herbal preparations, or by being out in nature. Contact with soil is connected with an improvement in mood and stronger immunity. Evolutionarily speaking, plants are much older than humans. They likely know a lot that we do not and are wonderful allies and guides to reach out to.
Evolution appears to be more of a stripping away of conditioning and adaptations, to uncover and remember who we really are, than a needing to add anything to our already complete wholeness. The New Moon reminds you that every moment is an opportunity to wake up to more of who you really are. Luckily you can't escape your true nature, no matter how much forgetting has taken place. You are valuable beyond measure, based on who you are, not what you do or what you produce.
The coming together of the Sun and Moon, with Mercury retrograde, supports remembering; remembering your worth and remembering what you already know. Like bubbles that rise to the surface of simmering water, what's most important will become abundantly clear. If you seek out new information, let it be highly valuable and pertinent to your purpose. In an overly intellectualized world, other ways of knowing have been devalued or forgotten altogether. We are here to reclaim what's been lost. Awaken all of your senses and enjoy what is present.
~ Blessed New Moon ~
Emily offers heart-centered evolutionary astrology readings and nutritional guidance via emilysamet.com
2016 Scorpio Full Moon
1:23am EDT, 10:23pm (4/21/16) PDT, 6:23am BST
2 Scorpio 30
I passed a neighbor on a walk yesterday. She was outside weaving a large rectangular basket. It was beautiful. "For a person", she said. It turns out it was a casket, not yet claimed. The Full Moon in Scorpio opposes the Sun in Taurus. Life and death are cyclic and interconnected. On a beautiful spring day, with new life growing all around, my neighbor was creating a vessel for the dead. You are shedding and growing new skin all the time. The Full Moon is a vessel for releasing layers that are ready to be sloughed off, so new growth can emerge.
The deep Self rises to the surface with this Moon - the part of your being that is beyond identification with this one life. The wellspring of life and the destroyer of it, are one and the same. It can be scary to welcome and yet difficult to ignore.
Scorpio asks that you go deep. That you differentiate between desires that bring you closer to source and those that bring your farther away. As everything is inherently perfect, there is no judgement here. Running after illusions brings disillusionment, yes, but is just as much a path to the truth as going straight for it.
Juno is conjunct the Full Moon and soul-level contracts are up for healing, release or a deepening of commitment. She asks you to commit to yourself first and foremost; to trust in your higher self; to marry your self to your Self.
Emotional integration serves the evolution/expansion of consciousness and this is so much a part of this Moon. Dams that have interrupted the flow of Love within are breaking apart. Coagulations of intense attachments, fears, and emotional memories, dense enough to stop forward movement are being loosened. If resistance has been intense, the dam might break all at once, but by consistently removing a stick here and a stick there, you can calmly liberate the vital force that's been suppressed along with emotions. When you open to your depths, the flow washes you clean, bringing a renewal of spirit. Unconditional love is there through it all.
Expansion can be overwhelming, which is why grounding and creating a foundation of self-care is so important. The physical container can only handle so much, so strengthening your own system is essential for expansion without burning out.
Discernment is key because resistance isn't something to ignore. Is it truly the time and place to go deeper, to see what's on the other side of a fear of vulnerability? Or not? You are so wise in this regard and it's up to you to be completely honest with yourself. Don't be careless, but do find a way to challenge yourself to grow beyond a current limitation.
An opportunity to grow likely won't be hard to find. There is a jolt from Uranus and Venus connecting in Aries that travels easily through the water of the Full Moon. You are waking up to your full potential; to unconditioned self-expression. So often this can feel alien, when it's awakened but not emotionally integrated and grounded in the physical. Not so this time. Set the intention to be fully present on all levels of being, and have the courage to take an empowered step forward into your new self - which may actually be more like revealing who you already are.
Emily is available for readings and holistic health consultations through emilysamet.com