New Moon in Aries April 7th 7.24 am EDT, 11.24 UTC Full Moon in Scorpio April 22nd 1.24 am EDT, 5.24 UTC
This month’s New Moon is the closest one to Earth this year and so it’s Supermoon status plus its position in Aries conjunct the Sun and Uranus instigates a fiery ignition to April’s lunar cycle. For many I expect this New Moon will feel like a welcome kick-start back into action after last months intense eclipse cycle and the flooding effect from all that extra sensory Piscean energy. Spontaneous breakthroughs and breakaways could well be in order for the birthing of a new act of power. Uranus pioneers unconventional ideas, instigates sudden change, and complete liberation and reformation. He fosters the future and our advancement and is always fast- forward driven in every account. Ingenious thinking, technological breakthroughs, new directions, severances from the past may feel urgent at this time however anything acted upon too hastily may fizzle out quickly or trigger regrets after April 17th when Mars our warrior goes retrograde followed by Pluto on April 18th. Caution yourself against total detachment and any sudden urge for a big life change unless you have absolute clarity. Consider too that progression has little to do with speed but much more to do with direction. The mighty winds of change maybe upon us, and so we can either choose to uproot ourselves, or endure and grow sturdier roots.
During the Mars retrograde period we can expect to feel less assertive and active, sluggish even and projects may take much longer to complete than originally anticipated. Much rest and patience will be needed as well as a review of our recent actions until end of June when he stations direct again. Mars and Pluto are both rulers of Scorpio which is the sign in which the Full Moon culminates on April 22nd. This is a powerful time for redirecting our energy and reclaiming our vitality. Our full throttle self- potential experienced on the New Moon must now shift from outer growth through action to inner growth through self -discovery. The invitation here is to develop self- mastery by establishing a strong outward warrior stance while engaging the peaceful warrior within. Contemplate the peace loving Tibetan monks who developed Tai Chi as their resourceful defense versus the modern soldier who invades enemy territory with weapons armed for conflict and an attitude attuned to the kill. These are metaphors for your life and how to approach your inner and outer conflicts and battles. The peaceful warrior is not a provocateur. He stands in his power and as his enemy attacks he deflects their mode of combat. He has mastered his bodily actions to protect and preserve his life as well as others. The modern soldier on the other hand is armed and shielded against mass destruction. The energy expended in both scenarios is very different and it is these qualities within our psyche that will be explored during this lunar cycle. Spend some time reflecting on your actions out in the world and how much destruction versus creation you leave in your wake alongside your means of establishing power, authority and control.
During this Full moon in Scorpio emotional desire may simmer deep while the passion normally strong for intimate mergers in Scorpio may feel rather subdued as our kundalini energy stirs out of hibernation mode. Represented by the coiled snake our seat of power is concentrated in the sacral area that houses our reproductive organs. When the snake uncoils energy rises up the spine through the 7 energy wheels and out of the crown chakra. There is a sense that within this lunar cycle a deep burning desire and inner essence must be awakened in order for us to reach our full potential. As this untapped potential awakens it is important to move slowly and develop a healthy practice of breathing and meditation to avoid deleterious effects. These next few months while both Mars and Pluto are retrograde tapping into potent kundalini energy is an excellent lesson in self-mastery and will relieve pent up frustrations through redirecting our energy towards a happier more focused effective life, with greater substance and meaning.
While the sacred masculine attempts to soldier forward but experiences major frustrating setbacks Venus too is traversing fiery Aries and there is an independent, bold, competitive, even combative streak that distances the sacred lovers. However there’s potential for them to energetically synch again with their trine on April 12th up until the Full Moon when Venus then conjuncts Uranus square Pluto. At this juncture she may breakaway from her old values, and reinvent her self worth. In the sign of Aries the ram she acts out of self- preservation to ensure her survival and her legacy by ruthlessly protecting herself against anyone who attempts to use her power for their own gains. Mid month Mercury forms a grand trine with Pluto and Jupiter in the earth signs and as the Sun too moves into Taurus April 20th this all helps to ground matters by keeping life practical, simple, fertile and pleasurable.
By the end of April five planets will be stationed retrograde- Mars, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter will be joined by Mercury on April 28th. With so many planets retrograde by the end of the month it may feel like time has stood still, or the past is coming back around for review and further assimilation. A feeling of not being able to move forward in our lives, karmic revisits, and impaired decision making may persist however a change in perspective or an alteration in our perception of our current set of circumstances will greatly assist the life transformation process. Perhaps reword your story thus far and step out of the same worn out groove. If you are a doer perhaps its time to relinquish the control and let life happen – let it flow. If you have been procrastinating then use this time to realign your energies – prioritize and pace yourself back into action.
To capitalize on the planetary energies power up on this New Moon but with the knowledge that after April 17th our capacity for action will diminish as Mars backtracks in his retrograde motion through Sagittarius and Scorpio. This might temporarily halter our progressive movements,or present obstacles in the wake of broadening our physical horizons, yet nothing can stop us journeying inwardly to seek truth and meaning. Truly the greatest adventure any of us can ever take is to consciously embark on the life long journey of self- discovery. Think about all the life arenas where you feel most stuck, repeating the same old pattern perhaps even for life times that still bring up those old wounds highlighted during this time period by Jupiter’s ongoing opposition to Chiron as well as Neptune in Pisces. What will it take to truly move forward and embark on a brighter future? Will it take a dissection from the past, or a full healing integration of past and present? This up coming spring retrograde period is an opportunity to figure all that out. Often the breakaway is most appealing yet in truth we continue to bring the same energy with us no matter how far afield we venture, unless we become conscious of what we energetically carry with us. Think now about your future as the great adventure of your lifetime. Consider where you are heading and what you need to pack for that long journey ahead.
What are the bare essentials and what is too heavy to take along? What has out worn itself and what is it you drag around that never comes in handy? Start to strip the closets of your life and make piles- what stays and what goes – be merciless but also be kind! Be careful at this time not to act ruthlessly by throwing stuff or people out of your life, or by clinging desperately to things or others that don’t align with your authenticity.
By the end of April during the waning lunar cycle Venus will join the Sun and Mercury stationed in Taurus so the energetic emphasis will begin to shift towards developing personal resources, manifestation and abundance as well as partaking in the sensual pleasures of life. Grounded earthy energy of Taurus the bull ruled by Venus is necessary for self- establishment and for creating a fertile stasis in an earth environment always subject to change and transformation. Taurus offers us happiness and comfort through creative endeavors, love and sensual pleasures to counteract the suffering and loss encountered by every soul partaking in this grand human experience.
by Betsy Peerless
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius
“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
We have just emerged from a solar/lunar eclipse equinox event. Does it feel like we are flashing a light around in dark corners causing the cockroaches to scatter? If so, it’s because that is exactly what we are doing. Shining light in dark corners to reveal just what needs healing and revealing.
The names of hundreds of Americans have surfaced in the Panama Papers recently, including a handful of U.S. businessmen accused or convicted by U.S. authorities for ties to financial crimes or Ponzi schemes.
The identities of the Americans emerged from the treasure trove of documents obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and hundreds of other media organizations.
The consortium has so far identified more than 200 people with U.S. addresses who own companies in the leaked data from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Some appear to be retirees purchasing real estate in places like Costa Rica and Panama, according to the consortium. But there are at least a few Americans in the leaked files who have faced charges for serious financial crimes in the U.S.
Calling out the ones who have abused the system, or manipulated it for their own gain, is part of this necessary revealing. You cannot change what you do not recognize or see. Now that we have seen it, it can begin to be changed. This is a kind of rapture. It is a reckoning for karmic deeds. Just as the astrology suggests.
We are living in an extreme digital world, and it will only get more extreme with each generation born into it. Integrity is essential and knowing the difference between what is sustainable, and what is not, is crucial in establishing a new way of life. Being accountable for our actions, thoughts, emotions and deeds is now going to be more important then ever. The Panama papers remind us that nothing we do stays private and secrets only come back to haunt us…
The Swiss National Bank today released the first of a new series of banknotes, along with tantalising hints of the rest in the series. Among the images released are artistic impressions of particle detectors and collisions. “It is great to see physics making its way onto a banknote to be issued by one of our Host States,” said CERN Director for International Relations, Charlotte Warakaulle. “It’s a sign of the vital role physics plays in modern society. We are honoured and highly appreciative of the attention paid to science by Switzerland.”
The 50 Franc note issued today is the first of the ninth series of Swiss banknotes, and the first new design since the eighth series was issued in 1995. The remaining denominations will be issued progressively over the coming years. Each note depicts an object related to the relevant key motif. The key motifs of the six notes are time, light, wind, water, matter and language.
Money is an energy and what is depicted on money is important as it becomes a kind of MEGARITUAL. It conjures an esoteric meaning both consciously and subconsciously. You give it ‘power’ by way of attention/energy. You seek it, abuse it, whatever your relationship is with money, that is the energy it conjures within you and around you. You are a generator of energy, money directs that energy. We have given money a spiritual value. We either appreciate it or we deny it. Dysfunction in our relationship with money can be amplified by the astrology at work at any given time.
In this case, CERN is dictating an inspiring invocation on the Swiss 50 Franc note. The key motifs of the six notes will be elemental energies invoked – time, light, wind, water, matter and language. We are looking at a breakthrough in paradigm. This symbolic act of depicting these elements on their money is a revolutionary act, as well as an intentional one. WIND is the first element invoked.
WIND/AIR is associated with spring and the northern compass direction (Greek) or the northwestern compass direction (Hindu). It is representative of things that move.
According to Aristotle, primarily hot and secondarily wet. Air is also associated with blood and circulation. Are the powers that be invoking the circulation of a new FINANCIAL CURRENCY? I would predict YES. This is a massive MEGARITUAL and will spread as the banking system shifts and changes. Which is the real reason why countries are trying so desperately to deface Russia and Putin. He is redesigning the banking system, and looking to break away from the world bank and developing a new direction.
The dandelion seeds flowing in the wind on the new Swiss franc note clearly depicts an agenda to SEED a new currency. CERNS power stands behind this ability to POWER UP a new system.
In many ways a new currency is needed. The current banking system will not sustain our current development as we plow through resources and continue living humanities current unsustainable ways. It will require not only a currency/banking system change, it will require a consciousness shift from an unsustainable consciousness to a sustainable one. This will take a certain kind of UNLEARNING of what we have come to know and believe. The astrology we are in suggests a slowing down to re-evaluate. It is a chance to see just what makes up our shadow self and how we may in fact need to shine light on our own doings that need to be adjusted so that we may live better and healthier lives. These kinds of revealings help us do that. Seeing the symbolism and understanding how an elite, who is engrained with esoteric rituals, uses these kinds of opportunities to push out their agendas and cast their spells on the mass populations is necessary to unveiling what needs to be seen. We are in the age of the light bearer.
Which brings us to UNDOING the spell.
While the world watched Belgium and authorities tracked down terrorists through their “SKYNET” means, we were told they can now break into the APPLE iPHONE. They have taken a bite out of the APPLE. This is another very important symbol – the apple of KNOWLEDGE and original sin. Flexing their mighty muscles and all knowing/all seeing EYE has in fact taken Europe by storm. Are we watching a complete ‘sell’ for americanized spy technology? I believe so. When a single person anywhere logs in to any digital device and can be found within moments, we are in fact looking at the SKYNET as we saw in Terminator. Hollywood predicts it again! Humanity is so easily tranced and falls under the spell so quickly it has become almost humorous how easy it is for a small select few to manage such a large population. Think about it.
The agenda in Europe? Create chaos, a problem, this in turns creates a REACTION, and then the American government offers a perfect solution. Higher control, less freedom and more government level spying and data collection. Make no mistake about it! Humanity is being studied digitally. Your ‘likes’ and stats are easily manipulated by complex algorithms who will soon become like police themselves as they red flag whatever material is considered non-compliant. The technology industry is selling NSA americanized technology to a terrorized population, and to make it worse they ask for it or even want it because of a well executed propaganda campaign. Fear sells ANYTHING. Especially solutions.
While all of the above is happening…
Fluoride was listed as a neurotoxin in one of the worlds most prestigious medical journals on the planet. The news was broken by author Stefan Smyle, who cited a report published in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in the March 2014 edition, by authors Dr. Phillippe Grandjean and Philip J. Landrigan, MD. The report, which was officially released in 2014 and published in the journal. Also in the report, they note that neurodevelopmental disabilities, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, are now affecting millions of children worldwide in what they call a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity.”
We have contaminated the genetics of our species. Has greed been the motivation? Population control? Both?
The legal system is set up to protect the military industrial complex. The only recourse we have is to STOP BUYING PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN THE INGREDIENTS. Being conscious consumers is one of the ways we can overcome big industry control and power. You’re ability to stay lucid and aware of these things as you make choices is ‘power to the people’. Do not be distracted by nonsensical and marketed delusions.
The DARK ACT was defeated in Congress. The peoples voice was heard and the demand that GMO labeling happen has created an overwhelming momentum for conscious consumers to act and be victorious in their demands to be heard. Revolution is necessary to overturn dictatorships, in this case, the American government is run by select mega-corporations that lobby and bribe our political leaders and decision makers. NO MORE. Start calling them on their stuff and make them own it! The astrology supports this.
As if that is not enough revealing! I’ve saved the best for last.
It was officially announced there is a CURE for CANCER! You would think this news would be viral and the world would be celebrating.
The research, which was conducted by a team of scientists at St. George’s University of London, found the two most common cannabinoids in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), weakened the ferocity of cancer cells and made them more susceptible to radiation treatment. The study, which was published last year in the medical journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, details the “dramatic reductions” in fatal variations of brain cancer when these specific cannabinoids were used in conjunction with radiation therapy.
“We’ve shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults,” wrote lead researcher Dr. Wai Liu, in a November 2014 op-ed for The Washington Post. “The results are promising… it could provide a way of breaking through glioma [tumors] and saving more lives.”
NIDA’s newfound pro-pot position is especially curious on the heels of a recent proposal introduced to both Congress and the House of Representatives in an attempt to legalize medical marijuana on a national level. The bill, which is called the CARERS Act, seeks to downgrade the Schedule I status of marijuana to a Schedule II in order to make the herb more flexible in the eyes of the federal government as an accepted form of medicine. In addition, the bill would also remove cannabidiol, the non-intoxicating compound of the pot plant, from the Controlled Substances Act and allow it to be distributed on a state-to-state basis without violating federal statutes.
I recently interviewed Danielle Keane from NORML.ORG on the updated laws and legislation of the Cannabis reform revolution. You can watch it here on my youtube channel.
As the world spins round and round and the collective energies swirl, you may be interested to know some other cosmic news. The sun is at an all time low and sun spot activity has been almost minimal.
Solar wind flowing from the above indicated coronal hole should reach Earth on April 12-13. (Credit: SDO/AIA space weather.com). Because the activity on the sun has lessened we are experiencing an increase in cosmic radiation. Also announced recently is the suspected SOURCE of this cosmic radiation.
As we learn more and more about the realities of life and how it is connected, it becomes easier to track these events and apply them to empowering our lives. As we better understand astrology and the world around us, we better understand the world within us.
Seeking to better understand how connectiveness interacts with our own energy systems we must first see the relevance to what is happening in our own lives and ‘out there’. The mirror is often quite clear once you start to see how it is all intertwined.
by Hillary Raimo
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