“Libra is about partnership and connection yet her shadow is sweeping things under the carpet as a means to not face and address what is not working, what is out of balance or what is simmering beneath the surface. With Uranus in fiery Aries opposite the lunation what we have stuffed or repressed will certainly come up and out! This can be good, freeing and liberating or it can be anxiety producing, chaotic and unexpected.
It is up to each of us and how we navigate this lunar cycle – with a willingness to face our own shadow, anger, rage and need to be in control. If we are conscious of it, we can start to relate to it more directly and work with this shadow part of self in integrative ways.
Before we can find peace, balance, harmony and right relationship – we have to acknowledge where we are out of balance, out of harmony and out of alignment.
Shadow dynamics arising right now are showing us what is beneath the surface that we have not looked at or have been avoiding looking at. This is not necessarily bad if we use this astrology wisely…
We have been in a huge death and rebirth portal in relationships of all kinds – romantic, marriage, business, financial and more. Massive transformation is possible, but also major endings can be necessary. Whatever old, toxic, stagnant, stuck ways of being we have been holding onto can come up for us to let go of.
We are in very huge ending cycles in relationships right now. This could be literal but also metaphoric – with one chapter ending and a new one being written. This can also relate to relationship patterns and karmas we are completing as well. Massive endings and new beginnings are incoming and our willingness to let go of the old will make the coming month more graceful and easeful.”
“Speak your truth, voice your needs, show up, take a deep breath, regroup, refine, receive, have fun, be delighted, be in wonder and awe, love yourself, relax a little, be courageous and try new things, have compassion for others and take care of your body. This is the prescription for you personally this month…
Find your inner humor, inner creativity and inner expression. These all make up part of your foundation of inner wisdom, stability and balance. Everyone has a unique gift and talent they bring to this life. Just “be” it. We could say that this month provides an opportunity for you to become more of yourself, more connected to your essence and spirit than ever before…
This is an excellent month to focus on balance in the body. Get some physical, emotional and energetic help through acupuncture, massage, body work, energy work and anything that can support alignment, grounding and balance. You have the opportunity to feel “well” and to experience wellness that goes beyond just the physical. Part of the discipline is to practice gratitude daily and to receive the higher vibration of beauty, nature and the wonder of this universe…
Bring some inspiration into your life by starting something new or meeting some new people or embarking on a new project. Take more TIME to do everything. In this impatient western culture, show up early to events, drive slower, walk slower, take in your surroundings and see if you can enjoy a little more space. It will set you up the best for the flow of the month. Set an intention for ease, acceptance and a sense of well-being.”
“Here are 9 simple rules for living, as learned from proper Yagé shaman of the Amazon.
1. Abundant laughter is the hallmark of spiritual achievement. Laugh first and laugh often.
2. All life is beautiful and priceless, and even the most pitiful or comical of creatures is infused with the sacred.
3. Always be productive in the service to others, and even if all you can offer is a smile, your positive contribution is important.
4. Love everyone equally, for we are all equal in spirit and life.
5. Silence is golden. Communicating without speaking is more penetrative than attempting to express the infinite with language.
6. It is in stillness you will find that which you seek. The ability to highly control one’s impulses is the key to spiritual advancement.
7. Gentleness is often more powerful than force.
8. Sincere dedication to spiritual development is the highest calling in life.
9. Follow nature instead of following man, for the lessons in nature are universally true and infinitely pure.”
“This is a powerful Virgo season. This New Moon in tropical Virgo is joined by Mercury, Venus, and Mars–five planets all clustering in a single sign at the moment of this lunation. While a New Moon is typically our down time, conducive for recharging and rest, there’s just so much to do! …
Virgo’s highest aim is to nudge us in the direction of improvement. You might be feeling that there’s a “higher level” you could strive for no matter what you’ve accomplished.
Naturally, all of these high voltage Virgo vibes aren’t going to let us rest as much as we would like during a typical New Moon. From an evolutionary perspective, it’s “time” for all of us to take an honest assessment of ourselves and our lives and see where we can progress, and how much further we can thrust ourselves closer to those Virgoan ideals.
This Virgo season can help you get a lot done, like anything you’ve set aside but didn’t have the energy to check off your list until now. How wonderful it is to have that feeling of getting things in better order and organized. Virgo can indulge in that sensation of relief once everything is finally cleaned up, inducing a sense of calm and utter tranquility. Another Virgo attribute is the building of competence–becoming better at what we do to serve the world.
With this New Moon, there’s something dynamic beginning somewhere in your life that can help you step up and make something more of yourself and augment your life circumstances.”
NEW MOON in Virgo September 19th / 20th, 2017
“*NEW MOON* in Virgo augurs a time of deep self-healing. VIRGO is the archetype of the healer, the medicine woman, the one who is dedicated to serving her people. And yet there always comes a time when even she must retreat and give some of that healing to herself. Her connection to Source is strengthened when she goes within.
And so she allows things to fall where they may, and like leaves falling, she sees the patterns and knows what she must keep and what she must shift.
And in the shifting tides, she allows herself the time she needs to heal.”
“As a spiritual tool, monks of the eastern traditions have been using mantras since time immemorial, most recognizably along with prayer beads. The value of this type of meditation is well-understood by practitioners, although, difficult to quantify. It offers a simple but powerful means of creating the emergence of desired positive outcomes in personality, habits, beliefs and emotions…
Speaking on how this process works, Hindu priest Dandapāni explains how mantras are similar to affirmations in how they work to reprogram the subconscious mind. In an interview with Brian Rose of London Real, Dandapāni answers the question of why the simple concentrated repetition of sound can so powerfully bring about positive changes in personal behavior.
“You can say they are prayer beads, but they’re actually more like affirmation or mantra beads. So, we use these to actually program our subconscious. So as we chant on each bead, we chant an affirmation. I am happy, or I’m confident. And we repeat the same chant over and over again, and there are 108 beads… one chant over and over again.”
There is more to it than just saying a phrase 108 times, however, and as he explains, three ingredients are necessary: “Concise choice of positive words, clear visualization, and a corresponding feeling.” …
Regarding a corresponding feeling, he explains how feeling is emotion and emotion is energy, quoting the late Nikola Tesla.
“He [Tesla] had this beautiful saying which kind of encapsulates Hindu philosophy really well. He said that, ‘to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.’ Everything is made up of energy that’s vibrating at its own frequency. What we believe is that if your subconscious is filled with patterns that are vibrating at a certain frequency… and if you can go into your subconscious and create a pattern, infuse it with energy that’s vibrating at a certain frequency, you can attract things of a similar nature to it.”
The combined effect of intentionally applying sound, visualization and emotion to create positive change can override the contents of the subconscious mind.”