Scorpio Full Moon April 26, 2021

Scorpio Full Moon April 26, 2021 ~ The Star Energy

If you’ve been feeling overly emotional or sensitive the past couple of days it might be due to the Waxing Moon that peaks on Monday April 26th. This Full Moon culminates at 7 degrees 6 minutes of Scorpio at 10:32 PM Central Time.

Mars in Cancer, the ruler of this Moon, is like a red hot poker submerged in a glass of ice cold water–cooled off and slowed down; forced to reflect instead of act. The Sabian Symbol for this Moon is, “ The Moon Shining Across A Lake.” Stillness is the message and when we know stillness, we find peace.   The symbolism reflects the energy of  Mars in a water sign.  The hot and dry energy of Mars that wants to take action is submerged and tempered by water that cools and reflects. This Moon reminds us to slow down and surrender to stillness–to observe and sit with your feelings.  Accept what is and don’t try to force things. 

The Sabian symbolism of the Sun is, ”A Sleigh Without Snow.” What now? What can we make of the situation we find ourselves in? Rising up and meeting whatever comes our way with a positive attitude and a change in perspective allows us to pivot and make the best of any circumstance we find ourselves in. Otherwise, we feel hopeless and defeated. 

Saturn is loosely squaring the Sun and Moon reminding us of limitations and things we have no control over.

Together, this Full Moon asks us to stop and reflect upon our situation. What can we change to make it better? What is it in this situation that we have no control over? Where do we need to let go and surrender? 

While those with planets within 4-10 degrees of the fixed signs, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, might especially feel this energy, an additional message for the collective is:

“Night” from the Roots and Wings Oracle Deck by Kat Ryalls

 Although a situation feels dire and we’ve lost our faith, the key is to look towards the light–towards the dawn where the sun rises each morning. Full Moons remind us that  we’re never really in the dark– the Moon is reflecting the light of the Sun. Although we can’t see the Sun,  we know from the reflected light that the Sun still shines. It’s always darkest before dawn. The key is to look towards the light.

“Circumspection” from the New Era Elements Tarot by Eleonore F Pieper, PhD

 Circumspection symbolizes that no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, we can establish harmony through insight and conscious effort. Full Moons bring insight and the culmination of things so let things run their natural course and work with opportunities that present themselves rather than fighting change.

“Rose Quartz” from “Daily Crystal by Heather Askinosie

Rose quartz ties in the energy of the Sun in Taurus and reminds us to meet ourselves where we are today. To practice self-care and love ourselves unconditionally.

The date of this Full Moon also brings in the energy of the Star Card. Faith is restored. All is not lost. We trust that we have what we need or will find a way to obtain the resources we need through the Aquarian archetype inherent in the Star card such as out of the box thinking, innovation and invention. Making the most of our situation and working with instead of against is the way.

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Tarot Spread For The Spring Season

By Kat Ryalls. “Roots and Wings” Oracle Deck

I love this tarot spread for the Spring season as we start planting our gardens and fields. Spring is an ideal time to set intentions for the astrological new year beginning with the Sun’s ingress into Aries on the Spring Equinox.

Not only is this exercise helpful in digging down and rooting out what to focus on as we create our vision board during the Aries New Moon, it’s really ideal for any New Moon throughout the year.

Below are my cards focusing on what I want to create during this season and the message is spot on. The World card is the new seed I’m planting and when I think about this card in tarot, I’m reminded about the energy of Saturn. I’m in the beginning of my Second Saturn Return, so this is very timely as it denotes the completion of a chapter in my life and the start of a new phase for me. This oracle card with the rainbow depicted beyond Earth’s boundaries speaks to me about Saturn’s current position in Aquarius and what’s possible beyond the physical plane or what’s possible beyond our limiting beliefs. What life am I open to creating that didn’t seem possible before?

I’m building upon a strong spiritual foundation and this is also at the root of what I’m wanting to create–building in connection with my higher purpose.

I can harness this new growth through my own Inner Vision. How this manifests is dependent on my own thinking–what I desire and believe is possible to create. Focusing ahead is key in creating the life I want.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing new experiences helps nurture this new journey. This new chapter of my life veers from a path less traveled and will be something completely new and exciting. There’s a sense of wonder and adventure in store for me. It feels rejuvenating and exciting.

The thing that gets in my own way is my own thinking and isn’t that true for most of us? Doubt, fear, worry and over thinking are some of the ways I impede my growth. That “stincking thinking” we fall into when we start questioning ourselves and convince ourselves that we’re not capable.

If you want to give this a try, the positions and correspondences are listed below:

  1. The Seed: This is the heart of what you’re wanting to grow–the potential.
  2. The Soil and Roots: This is the foundation and what you’re building upon and how you ground yourself.
  3. The Sun: This represents the raw energy to harness your growth.
  4. The Water: This shows you how to nourish your potential and provides relief along the way.
  5. The Weeds: Those weeds always pop up from time to time and this card gives you an area that might need to be worked on or something that gets in the way of growth.

I’m also offering these readings until the Aries New Moon if you’d like insight on what’s trying to spring forth for you. Book in now through April 10th.

Mondays are Moon Days~Save Some of That Fire For Tomorrow.

You know how Mondays can be-busy, emotional, chaotic with one thing after another coming at you. Mondays are ruled by the Moon, a planet that is ever changing—waxing and waning. Mondays can feel unsettling and unproductive so it’s best just to go with the flow rather than swim against the current. 

Here in America, we tend to swim against the current. Ideally, this Moon energy would be about slowing down, receiving, reflecting but we tend to make every day a Sun day by forging ahead and trying to initiate, control, extract and produce. 

Maybe that’s why Mondays can feel so frazzled. We’re pushing ahead answering emails and putting out fires when we should be easing into the week. Those things might be better left for Tuesday when Mars rules. 

What would your work week look like if your Mondays were more relaxed and you waited until Tuesday to dig in with projects and management meetings? Mondays could be a day to reflect and refine ideas and goals you want to accomplish the rest of the week.

This might not be so practical in some work environments but try starting your Mondays a little gentler and save some of that fire for tomorrow. Think of ways to make your Mondays more nurturing. Bring some of that into the work place. Ease into the week by bringing in something home baked on Mondays or taking time to ask people about their families and how they spent their weekend.


The Spring Equinox–A perfect time to set goals.

 Let’s take a moment to talk about vision boards, goal setting and what that has to do with astrology.  If you created a vision board at the beginning of the year or set goals and intentions of things you wanted to achieve in 2021, how is that going for you?  Congratulations if you’re still doing the work and chipping away at those goals you set in January.

For those that do create vision boards or set New Year Resolutions, we typically do this at the beginning of each calendar year. It’s not something we would start in the middle of March or April so why am I bringing this up now?  Well, it’s not something you would start at this time of the year unless you have the astrological New Year in mind and that’s just what I’m suggesting.  Astrologically speaking, the new year starts with the Sun’s Ingress into Aries each year. That just means the time of year around the Spring Equinox, when the Sun moves into the zodiacal sign of Aries. When you think about Spring, it’s during this time of year when things come alive.  The grass and trees start greening up and we begin to plant seeds. We plant gardens and farmers start planting their fields. We feel a little extra spring in our step and feel motivated to take action.

 Aries is an archetype of action that feels bold, courageous and determined.  Aries wants to start something. As a cardinal sign, Aries likes to initiate. The Sun is also exalted or lifted up in Aries, so you may feel you have the resources or potential to find your inner strength. Aries is also a fire sign. Visualize fire and picture the smoke ascending upwards. There’s a sense of reaching up, striving and being motivated to do better. When you think about it, this time of year makes a lot of sense in setting intentions and goals.

I have to say, I’ve  never been much on vision boards. I’ve tried them here and there in the past and really had no luck at all with them. However, last year I decided to create one  at the beginning of the astrological New Year and found that I achieved nearly everything that I had intended and included on that board. 

What I do

When the Sun moves into Aries on (March 20, 2021, I’ll start thinking about what I want to achieve and tailor it to the area of my natal chart that has been activated since my most recent birthday. If you’re coming up on a birthday in the next few months, look ahead to that date. I start thinking about themes and collecting photos that I want to use for my vision board. If you don’t have magazines, start collecting images from the internet saved to a folder to be printed later. I also consider the characteristics of the planet highlighted for me this year and incorporate those colors into my board. If that planet also rules another area of my chart I’ll consider those topics as well.

I also meditate on the Sabian symbol of the Moon. This Moon’s symbol is, “A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load.” I picture a pregnant woman with this symbolism and the idea of bringing something to life–creating something new. Pregnant with possibility. Creating something of value.

Within 8 hours of the New Moon in Aries which is April 11, 2021 at 9:31 PM CST, I’ll start cutting out my pictures and creating my vision board. Once completed, I like to take a picture of it and create screen savers on my phone and computer as a daily reminder of my goals. 

If you’d like to try this method and want to add in this extra personalized layer to your vision board, email me your birthdate, time of birth and place of birth and I’ll be happy to tell you what planet and area(s) of your chart are currently active.

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Pisces New Moon March 13, 2021

This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 4 minutes of Pisces and occurs at 4:21 AM Central Time March 13, 2021. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 12–The Hanged Man and Neptune energy. It also speaks to Empress and Venus energy. Thus, we have a real emphasis of Venus/Neptune energy as these two planets also blend with a conjunction on the same day. This New Moon is ruled by Jupiter in Aquarius and feels linked to spirituality, creativity, taking it easy and connecting with others

Set your intentions after 4:21 AM Central and within 8 hours of that time. Check in at the 1st Quarter Moon in Pisces on December 10, 2021 to see what is manifesting as a result of your intentions you set today.

The Full Moon in Pisces on September 10, 2022 should bring clarity as to the meaning and purpose of the intentions you set with the New Moon March 13, 2021. Something will come to light or reveal itself around the themes and area of your chart you set intentions in.

The 3rd Quarter Moon phase on June 10, 2023 will start to bring a close to this cycle. This is the Harvest period where fruits of this cycle manifest. It’s the winding down of this phase and a time to reap what you’ve sown or set in motion with the New Moon intentions you set today.

Another consideration is the Sabian Symbol for 24 degrees Pisces which is, “An Inhabited Island.” This is about our ability to function independently no matter the circumstances and our ability to secure needed resources in what might initially feel like a hopeless situation. The idea of finding creative ways to cultivate what’s needed is key. When circumstances force us to come up with new ways of doing things, our life improves. This is about thinking outside the box and coming up with innovative solutions. We can look to the ruler of this New Moon, Jupiter in Aquarius, to help with this as Aquarius is an archetype that is inventive and progressive.  Where have you felt stuck? What can you do differently to achieve what you want or need? This is a creative New Moon and holds the potential in finding solutions to what seems impossible by re-thinking or inventing a new way to do something.

Other things to consider when setting intentions are the House topics of Pisces in your chart as well as the symbolism of Pisces. This archetype is compassionate, imaginative, creative, tolerant and spiritual.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Pisces New Moon on March 13, 2021 (again, the time is 4:21 AM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Pisces rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Pisces. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you

A good reference book for setting New Moon intentions is, “New Moon Astrology” by Jan Spiller. Spiller outlines themes for each zodiacal sign as well as guidelines for setting intentions.  

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