Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – Feb. 10, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Friday, February 10, 2017

 
FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO
Eclipses intensify the energy of the moment and open a portal to some type of emotional transformation. Today’s eclipse illuminates your need to balance standing back objectively, with fully participating and engaging; logic with instinct; the demands of the ego with the desires of the heart. This Moon enlightens you toward understanding that the way to freedom is by springing from the structures that ground and support you, while breaking free of the structures that limit and deny you. This full moon shines awareness on building a foundation of wisdom to stand upon firmly as you reach toward being uniquely who you are… it asks you to combine the conventional with the unconventional – to integrate integrity with the energy of the catalyst. How do you live both? The solution is found via your heart – through generosity of spirit and being willing to take a risk. Create from that place of the unrestrained joy of a child, and live from the certainty that comes with tapping the wisdom of the time-tested. Step back when necessary to gain an objective perspective, but remember to come back into fully engaged participation.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I know which of my structures are sound and true and wise, and which are based on fear and denial. I create and participate joyously and from love because I am grounded in strength and wisdom. I am liberated from old constrictions and free to live my unique purpose. I am in right timing with both my objectivity and my participation.
 
FULL MOON 7:33 pm Eastern – 100% ILLUMINATED – 15 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 6:11 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 7:45 am Eastern on Feb. 11
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: quincunx Pluto 12:14 pm; trine Uranus 5:36 pm; opposition Sun 7:33 pm; sextile Jupiter 8:40 pm Eastern (trine Saturn 12:52 am on Feb. 11)
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.

Mercury is Definitely Retrograde…

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As most of you know, Mercury is definitely Retrograde.

The Retrograde was initiated this past Thursday with Mercury in Pisces in a tight connection to Neptune... some challenging areas to be aware of during this period of time are self-delusion, understanding what you want to understand rather than what is actually being communicated, excessive sensitivity, and feeling victimized. Areas of strength to operate within are your spiritual practice, allowing your imagination free reign, and connecting to your intuition and your sense of empathy and compassion.

As Mercury moves back into Aquarius on the evening of Valentine’s Day, it will be opposite the Full Moon in Leo. Think about that for a second – the Full Moon in Leo will be trying to come to balance with a Retrograde Mercury. Hhhhhmmmmm. Add to the mix that the Sun, Moon and Mercury are all connecting to Saturn (in a challenging configuration) and to Mars (easy flow) and you get a bit of a interesting mix of energies. My take is that we could get a little fixed in our attitudes and perhaps come up against that same emotional mindset in someone else… perhaps with a few fireworks. The point though may be to illuminate somewhere you’ve been stuck and, one way or another, help you out of it.

For those born between 1957 and early 1962, this Mercury Retrograde is going to transit across your natal Chiron – or get very close to it. If you know the house of your natal Chiron (it’s going to be in late Aquarius or early Pisces) that will help you navigate. Look to that house and how it’s aspected to other natal planets for areas due a bit of mending and restoring.

Wherever Chiron is, it’s to do with your karmic wound – and this Mercury Retrograde trigger could bring stuff up around that wound – maybe offering opportunities to talk about it, heal it, review it – or provide you with chances to help someone else with their wounds. When these issues come up, don’t flinch and push them back down. The beauty of Mercury R is that really fantastic material can arise from the deep psyche and the unconscious self. Take advantage of that.

Remember that Mercury Retrograde is a time for the “1-step back” part of the natural “2-steps forward, 1-step back” process… so take the time to review, reflect, and refine what you’ve already put in motion rather than being in hot pursuit of something entirely new.

Relax! This is nature’s gift telling you to slow down and engage in your internal navigation… there’ll be time for pushing forward again soon!

THE STATS: This particular Retrograde began Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 with Mercury at 3 degrees of Pisces and will run through Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 with Mercury going back to 18 degrees of Aquarius. The shadow period, that 16 to 21 day period after the Retrograde when Mercury is making its way back to the point where it first started its backwards trek, ends on March 21, 2014.

January 26, 2013 – Full Moon today in Leo – Remember what you began 6 months ago…

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Happy Full Moon everyone!! Today is the Full Moon in Leo (Moon entered Leo at 9:20 AM and will be full at 11:38 PM Eastern Time). Below is a beautiful meditation from the August 17 New Moon in Leo that you can do to connect you with Leo energy. Whatever you began then, 6 months ago, should either be coming to fulfillment, or have reached a denouement. And today, also look at what you started 2 weeks ago at the New Moon in Capricorn (it just missed being in Aquarius). Think about what is coming to fruition now that you began at those 2 times and really connect with the cycles of creation that you initiate. Everything happens in cycles – so it only makes sense to be aware of and to connect with them!

This meditation was created at the New Moon – so it is geared toward new beginnings – not what the Full Moon is for. As you read it, do so with eyes and heart toward fulfillment rather than initiation. Maybe this will jog your memory around whatever you began then – in Aug. 2012. 

New Moon in Leo Meditation from August 17, 2012