The Oct 16 new moon in Libra isn't your typical 🌚 Usually they present opportune times to set intentions or initiate new projects... Not this one.
This new moon is in a T-square formation, opposing Mars while squaring Saturn & Pluto. Aaaaaand during a Mercury retrograde🤦♀️
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆. (And not for one day - it sets the tone for a few weeks ahead.)
If you try to set a new goal, especially a lofty one, it‘s likely to be extra difficult to come to fruition. The squares & opposition may present limitations, frustrations, power struggles & delays... not an energy that helps projects take flight!
A new moon in Libra just wants balance & peace - but it’ll meet factors that feel they're pulling you out of balance🙃
♎️ Rather than starting a grand new venture, instead use this energy to 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙩. Our energy is vital. We need it for navigating difficult conversations that may arise, and the things we're forced to deal with that we don't really want to be dealing with.
♎️ 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗜𝗣𝗟𝗢𝗠𝗔𝗖𝗬 in your conversations with others - and yourself. That sensitivity with others and self will help you through. Because remember - this transit is happening to everyone!
♎️ Take the time & focus to 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬 the projects - personal or professional - you already have in the works. Is there something you need to let go of or find a new system for, to take them to the next level?
♎️ 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁: Just because it might not feel great, doesn't mean it's wrong. This one is built to help us grow. Don't dispare, do the work, watch you grow 🌿
♎️ And lastly, 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳! (I’ve said this a lot this year and will probably keep sayin’ it!) Let that be another positive aspect of this new moon.
♎️ 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝗘 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲. Tend to your energy. Celebrate the small wins.
PS I'm lovin' the Astro-Street-Art in my 'hood! You know you're in the right place when... (the woo finds you 😉)
#newmooninlibra #newmoonoct2020 #protectyourenergy #smallwins #astrologyforecast #balance #libraseason #newmoonvibes #astrology2020 #personalgrowth #evolve #selfdevelopment #selfgrowth #inspiredaction #selfawareness #healthyminds #healthymindset #mindshift #astrology #astronerd #spiritualgrowth #astrologylover #torontoacupuncturist #dothework #intentionsetting #♎️🌚
FULL MOON IN ARIES
Tomorrow’s full moon is FULL ON, and I've got two mantras to help you through it - keep reading 🔻!
Aries is a fire sign and rules the head. It's why you might be feeling like this right now: 🤯
Or... partially why. In addition:
Mars, a fiery planet that's retrograde in Aries right now, is squaring Saturn - MEANING: You want to go forward but you're being forced to slow down. It's like trying to hit the gas pedal with the brakes on. 🤦♀️
Inside the body, this stop and go energy inside inside us, from a Chinese medicine standpoint, stagnates the Liver qi - MEANING: it creates pent up frustration & heat which does all sorts of un-fun things to the body: headaches, muscle tension, sore necks, etc.
The energy has to go somewhere, and if it can't go where you want it to go today due to circumstances beyond your control, instead: do some cardio exercise, shout in your pillow, punch the air, cry, or dance like nobody's watching (even if they are) 💃🏼
And now... your MANTRAS:
1) “I check my ego at the gate."
2) “Patience...(aaaaand more patience)."
You may not love these mantras 🤣[I made no promises that this would feel good 😉]
If you're a human, you have an ego. It's not a bad thing. But an ego that's too big or two small isn't in highest service of yourself nor others. Having an honest and balanced relationship with the ego is what we’re especially called to do right now.
And transits aren't all 'bad'. Positive aspects of this one include:
It can spark ACTION. The urge to DO something - to work though some of the themes that have been plaguing you this last month.
And if you're someone who has a hard time speaking up for yourself (ie ego too small) then you might get that surge of energy to speak up or assert your boundaries.
Personally, I always feel so much better during full moons than new moons. With the moon the ruler of my cart, a full moon seems to give me a burst of creative energy that I love.
In the spirit of ego, here's a selfie at the end of an epic week last week where I was feelin' surprisingly perky 🙃 👍🏾
Hang in there this week. We'll get through this.
Third Eye Acupuncture Point ("Yin Tang") 👁
My choice of acupuncture point for the new moon in Virgo 👌🏽
Virgo is all about MIND/BODY connection, and the autonomic nervous system.
The word that comes up for me with a new moon in Virgo is “𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵”.
What is aligned with our authentic self, and what isn’t? Virgo gets picky, sorting through details and reorganizing us - for good reason. We are prepping for fall, for letting go of excess in order to feel balanced during Libra season.
I’ve definitely been feeling this Virgo season, where “getting my ducks in a row” has been the primary theme! Decluttering at home, organizing some behind the scenes biz, taking charge of my health, and planning some fall studies… ! 🦆 🦆 🦆 !
BUT without 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 insight, the Virgo energy can have us caught in a head-spin. If we’re unable to connect our mind, body, emotions, spirit, we can get lost in the details - and end up frazzled 2 weeks in. If uncentered, this can wreak havoc on our psyche... and ultimately our body.
So take stock this new moon: am I organizing my life in a manner - and a pace - that’s aligned with who I am?
If you can get clarity on this, you can really harness this new moon in Virgo. Why? Because 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻, which can set the stage for sustainability through the actions we make today. 🙌🏽 💯
With the new moon trining Saturn, it’s a good day to set systems in place that help us build our future. But our intentions need to be clear, and aligned.
Acupuncture always helps me with insight and alignment, and I love working on this level with my patients.
#newmooninVirgo #alignment #insight #thirdeye #yintang #acupuncturepoints #🌑 #♍️
It’s here: the epic 2020 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙚.
The planet of passion is treading backwards in some intense planetary terrain (squaring Saturn + a bunch of other tricky aspects).
Here’s what it means for YOU:
Notice: where have you been feeling a 𝙥𝙪𝙨𝙝 in your life these days? In what realm of your life have you identified 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙨, 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚, potentially 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙩, and/or a 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨? This is likely where Mars is transiting in your chart, and this theme will continue - increasing in focus - over the next 2+ months.
Note: 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸.
Please: Don’t rush. (𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥)
Remember: Don’t panic (𝘺𝘢 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘢 𝘭𝘪’𝘭 𝘣𝘪𝘵)
Instead: 𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂. (𝘎𝘶𝘭𝘱! 𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸. 𝘒𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨!) Shine the light there, and use Saturn’s disciplined energy & wisdom to set systems in place to help you learn and grow successfully in this area. It can also be an issue in the world or society that may be calling you to action. The same applies here.
The harsh truth: This is supposed to take time, despite feeling impatient with it all and perhaps facing obstacles as you go along.
The way through: For the impatient energy, do some physical movement (not reckless but physical) to help release that. This will help you can stay focused on doing the work - sustainably.
The plus side: Though it may feel intense, it’s also exciting. You are getting the growth you need, working towards your Warrior Certification in this area of life. 💪🏽
Lastly: Take some deep breaths. Slow down, remember the long-game approach to sustain the drive to the finish line. Trust the process. Warriors can be gentle on themselves and others. True strength is cultivated by nurturing within.
DM me your birth info if you want to know what area of your chart Mars is transiting. :)
#marsretrograde2020 #warrior #astrology2020 #astronerd #personalgrowth #sustainability #evolve #fireelement #yougotthis
𝘚𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝟷 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺! 𝗛𝗼𝘄’𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝗴𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗮𝗿? ♍️
I’m loving it, as it gives me the 𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚! Nicely aligned with the 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 in Chinese medicine - which is all about 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 and the process of 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘰 that the fall season brings.
Tomorrow we’ve got a 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗲𝘀 ♓️, giving us a dreamy break from the Virgo details. If you let yourself dream, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 (Sun trine Uranus)⚡️. At the same time, you may may not like what it revels. With Venus opposing Saturn there is the potential for discord in relating with others (perhaps with authority or partnerships or interactions that require a lot of bureaucracy or red tape).
But overall it looks positive. 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢, 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙚, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨.
🌕✨𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁?✨🌕
#virgoseason #metalelement #astrology #chinesemedicine #fiveelements #fullmooninpisces #lettinggo #insight #mindbodyconnection #astronerd #fullmoon #personalgrowth #spiritualgrowth #evolve #torontoacupuncturist #dreambig #dreambigworkhard #dreambiglivetiny
We’re in the thick of summer now. The heat is 𝘏𝘌𝘙𝘌. In Chinese Medicine, it’s the yang within yang season, bringing us abundance of daylight, energy, activity. Some people love it - but if you’ve got too much constitutional heat, it can be a tough season.
In TCM it’s the season of 🔥. At the same time, astrologically we’ve got Mars in Aries - which is also pure 🔥🔥🔥.
Fire can be a wonderful, 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦. It can also destruct. Use your fire wisely. Keep it in balance as best you can.
TCM Summer 2020 tips:
☀️ Drink: cucumber water
☀️ Eat: Watermelon slices
☀️ Avoid: greasy foods, excess hot spices, refined sugar
☀️ Enjoy tea: Peppermint, Green tea or Matcha
☀️ Find: Nature, shade, trees, flowers
☀️ Play: Activities that spark joy
☀️ Wear: A mask! They’re uncomfortable & hot - I get it! But we don’t want to be back on lockdown during the heat of summer. Work: together on this, so we can enjoy being outside and participating in (some) of the activities that we have long awaited for ✌️🙏🏽 😷
Wishing you a safe, healthy & joyful summer ❤️
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The next eclipse is tomorrow, July 4!
Buckle up: 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗻, lighting up the Capricorn - Cancer axis (again, but the last for awhile).
A full moon eclipse is not the time to start any new, grand endeavors / routines / projects. Take the added pressure off yourself -you’ll be feeling enough already with the energy of this full moon.
My challenge to you with this one?
🌕 Witnessing is hard work.
🌕 Especially when mercury is retrograde and squaring mars (!) . This square can highlight the 𝙚𝙜𝙤 or bring clashing communication. Now amplify that by the full moon eclipse (!!). Wherever this falls in your personal chart, we’re talking 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙧 energy. But in the Cancer/Capricorn axis, this energy can be both 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 (♋️) and 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 (♑️), with the potential for energetic surges that are hard to release - or, put more positively - 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘁.
🌕 Full moon eclipses are not the time to initiate, yet this energy will make you want to DO something with it all. So I’m not saying sit at home on your couch and bottle it up! However, 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 for the next 48 hours from setting any new intentions or starting new routines.
🌕 Instead, 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 what you’re feeling. If you have energy to release, find healthy ways to clear it. Use it to do a good workout, purge your closets, let go of emotions or physical things that create internal chaos & external clutter.
🌕 Steady yourself as best you can, keeping in mind the long game. Be mindful of the ego and be extra kind with your words 🙏🏽 You may have more to say, but remember to LISTEN. Others are feeling a lot right now, too.
On that note, thanks for ‘listening’ to this, and I’m here to listen, too! What’s coming up for you on this full moon?
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗘𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀𝗲!
The solstice arrives with a (new moon) solar eclipse, at 0 degrees Cancer. 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 - 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆, 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘀. 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗲. It’s a sensitive sign, ruled by the moon, which governs 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.
Can you see where I’m going with this? 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗙𝗘𝗟𝗧 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗘.
Don’t be surprised if you feel a little shaky, vulnerable, questioning deep patterns of beliefs you hold or inherited. Eclipse effects can be felt for up to 6 months.
Simultaneously, Mercury is retrograding through the same sign of Cancer, layering a tricky energy into the mix. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, or be a little more sensitive to any miscommunications. It also may stir up emotional ’stuff’ you thought you worked through already.
To get more specific would depend where the sign of Cancer is in your own birth chart, but even if you don’t know this, you can still work with these energies.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗘𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿:
🌊Find a quiet space.
🌊Take 10 cleansing breaths. Use sound on the exhales if that feels good.
🌊Let go of or suspend self-judgement.
🌊Tell yourself you’re safe (Cancer is the crab - fragile, somewhat skittish, likes to hide in it’s shell for safety).
🌊Discover the feelings. It may be a vague body sensation or very specific emotion.
🌊Get curious about them. Go through each one and explore. Where did they come from? Are they old or new? How are they serving you?
🌊The hardest part of all: Give them space to exist/be felt. Thank them for being teachers in your evolution. Perhaps write down any insights you had.
🌊Set an intention. New moons are great for intentions, initiations, beginnings. If you don’t know what house Cancer falls in your chart, stick with what comes up in this exercise, setting an intention to work with the insight you had.
Thank yourself for making the time to harness the new moon energy. And let in the flow 🌊 ♋️.
#newmoon #solareclipse2020 #solareclipseincancer #astrology #curiosity #personalgrowth #healthymindset #goals #evolve #selfdevelopment #selfgrowth #inspiredaction #selfhealers #selfawareness #healthyminds #mindshift #astrologyofthepsyche #mindbodyconnection #emotionalbody #♋️ #roots #newbeginnings