Category: astrology

Blood Full Aries Moon 2017

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Artist: Sergey Photographer: Fred Espenak Edited by Eternal Waking Beauties

Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:40 am PST

Blood Full Moon

The blood full moon occurs every year during the month of October. Some say the blood moon got its name due to the reddish hues of the moon. It is said to be a time of magic, wisdom, and connection. What comes to your mind when you think of blood? The eerie and ominous concept of death? The flow of oxygen coursing through your veins to give your body life?

Whether the end of life or the engine for life itself, blood can take the roll of both. The blood moon marks the sign of a season shift as we begin the end of the year when life around us appears to be “dying.” Life seems to flee from the cold months that are just around the corner. Heat is necessary to sustain life and continue blood flow throughout our bodies. The wondrous magic of life within and around us never ceases to amaze me.

Animals show the sage, inherent wisdom by harvesting from everything around them before hibernating, or migrating toward the equator for winter. How does their natural instinct just kick in? How does ours? It is beautiful to see the intelligence within all forms of life showing how we are truly are all connected from the elements, to the trees, to the birds and the bees. Our bodies are naturally engineered to help us survive.

Full Moon in Aries

Our fiery, trailblazing warriors of Aries are aiding us in our full moon release as we have fully immersed ourselves into fall. They keep us active with a burst of creative motivation as they set the tone for the entire season. There is a lot of masculine power and assertion as we take charge of the plans Libra made at the beginning of this lunar cycle.

We are shedding our selfish ways and looking to make bigger changes for everyone to be able to survive the cold, upcoming season.

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Artist: Cafe Astrology

 

Planetary Aspects

Virgo and Mars meet up in the sultry sign of Scorpio creating a powerful shift in love. Romance is in the air filled with passion and sensuality. The couple trines Pluto creating a regeneration of love in our romantic partnerships.

The sun conjuncts Mercury, our beloved communicator as we are able to utilize warm, embracing speech in both our interpersonal and interpersonal conversations.

The moon squares Pluto and opposes both the sun and Mercury. This is creating a minor setback in our growth as we subconsciously hold onto some unnecessary ways of thinking, communicating, and developing.

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Ceremonial Tools

Because Aries is a fire sign I will be utilizing red, orange and yellow candles. I will pair them with sandalwood and rainforest incense to calm the intensity of our beloved, fire sign. It will cleanse the space and bring us down to earth.

My stones of choice will be dendritic agate, tree agate, and my main stone will be fire agate. Fire agate is said to be a flame captured within a stone. It is able to bring courage, protection and strength during these times of release and transformation.

I plan on focusing on letting go of any irrational aggressive tendencies by asking for conducive outlets for my excessive energy.

Enjoy your beautiful release Eternal Waking Beauties! May your fiery passions blaze a trail of light and love.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Virgo New Moon 2017

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Artist: Unknown Photographer: Unknown Edited by Eternal Waking Beauties

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:30 PM PST

Practical Change

Virgos are our earthy, mutable friends in the zodiac ruled by the planet, Mercury. The earth element contributes to Virgo’s hardworking, dedicated and nurturing nature. They embody our Mother Gaia giving others life from her bountiful abundance. Mutable signs help us shift from one season to the next. This particular transition is a time of extreme preparation for cold, winter months paired with a large collection or harvest of goods accumulated throughout the year. Virgos are excellent organizers, efficient, and resourceful. How do you plan on unwinding your year? What are you securing to ensure a successful winter?

We will be utilizing a vast array of communication styles and thought processes with Mercury as our ruling planet. Communication can be verbal or non-verbal including language, gestures, body postures, eye contact and more. There can also be internal or external forms of communication, where we are interacting with other life (or non-life) forms, or conversing within ourselves creating thoughts. Virgo has a very systematic and pragmatic way of thinking that is reflected in their communication style. Be prepared to take on some of these traits as we begin to logistically dissect the world around us.

 

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Artist: Cafe Astrology

Planetary Aspects

There are five major celestial bodies residing with one another in the sign of Virgo. As with all new moons, the masculine sun lovingly embraces the feminine essence of the moon aligning our conscious mind with our subconscious mind. This allows us to clearly see our true desires creating a portal of opportunity as our masculine and feminine essences align within.

Mars enhances our innate sense for survival, and assertive instinct to ascertain what is necessary to live. This becomes a major focus as our reptilian brain hones in on the basics of existence. Because Mars rests in Virgo there will be a very “matter-of-fact” approach on how to achieve these next steps toward our goals.

Venus brings an abundance of love and wealth in its many forms. Love can be shown with a kind word, considerate act, or soft touch, while wealth can be accumulated in the forms of money, health, family and friends among other treasures. Due to Virgo’s nurturing tendencies, we will be asked to express our love to help tend to others utilizing our various constructs of wealth.

Finally, Mercury rests in Virgo as well enhancing our abilities to organize and execute our thoughts and actions with a tenacious fervor.

There are many harsh aspects in the sky causing slight discernment. The sun and moon square Saturn, our planet of boundaries and limitations. This is causing a number of obstacles and difficulties to rise to the surface. It is not that they are new, but we are finally able to analyze them in our conscious mind. Now that we are able to see them clear as day, what is our plan of action to get through the trials and tribulations planted around us? This is where the analytical processing of a Virgo’s mind will come in handy.

Mercury and Mars oppose Neptune, the planet of dreams, spiritual enlightenment, and compassion. This may create a harshness in our thoughts and actions. It is okay to be assertive without being aggressive. We do not want to fully detach our empathetic ways, nor from the innocent acceptance of others.

Luckily, Venus and Saturn trine Uranus, the planet of progression and ingenuity allowing for a surge of  new boundaries created to better facilitate love and values. Mercury and Mars trine Pluto, which was just reassigned the title of planet again! Pluto brings rebirth, renewal, and spiritual growth. These qualities are occurring in our inner and outer forms of communication and our chosen actions and behaviors. These positive aspects will balance out the hurdles we will face.

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Artist: Unkown

What’s with the Moose?

I am not sure why the image of a moose came to my partner and then me before writing this article, but it did. When I looked up what the moose totem represented everything clicked into place. A moose is pretty much our Virgo of the animal kingdom. They are strong, independent creatures that are self-reliable and self-sustaining similar to our Virgos. Moose symbolize communication due to their mating calls, wisdom and abundance for their resourceful nature, and transformation with their innate knack at camouflage which is what this new moon is all about!

Moose bring the message of empowerment, integrity, and unseen abilities. They have a heightened sense of sound and smell, and come out of the womb seeing clearly. Moose encourage us to utilize our senses and trust our intuition. It is time to utilize the strength in our power with our given abilities just like our majestic moose.

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Ceremony Tools

Any and all cleansing, renewing, and grounding tools will be beneficial during this time. Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, and rain forest incense, resin, and oils will be excellent for the grounding and mental clarity process. White, green, and brown candles will enhance those energies in your sacred space.

It is time to sharpen or bring clarity to our third eye, and a soft, understanding to our throat chakra. Aphophyllite and Clear Quartz will be beneficial for the third eye to see the truth of the matter. Blue Lace Agate and Blue Kyanite will bring a gentle tenderness and precise format to our communication styles. Blue Chalcedony is going to be my main stone of choice as it brings a non-judgmental acceptance filled with positive beliefs and comforting energies.

Surround yourself in a pearly white light with a soothing, blue lining as you begin to manifest for this lunar cycle. As for assistance from all ethereal bodies from gods to angels to ascended masters to the fae in aiding you to achieve these goals. Take advantage of this time as we are allowed to make great strides at this phase of the moon.

Happy manifesting Eternal Waking Beauties. Stand up for yourself and all those around you as you exude care and compassion from your loving core.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Harvest Full Pisces Moon 2017

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Artist: Unknown. Photographer: Unknown. Edited by Eternal Waking Beauties

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:04 am PST

Harvest Moon

The harvest moon is when all of your hard work and loving care has left you a bounty of delicious crops from cranberries to sweet potatoes. This time leaves you abundant as you reap your well deserved reward. What have you put all of your energy toward over this past year? We are soon to celebrate the autumnal equinox, and must show gratitude as we begin to unwind.

Appreciate all of the little things, for you never know how really big they could be. There are so many wonderfully prosperous blessings coming to us all. Be thankful for all gifts that are received, both big and small. Remember some are puzzles, so keep a jovial innocence about what is to come.

Pisces Full Moon

Pisces is a fun labyrinth of exploring ideas and feelings as they try to balance these two beautifully entwined phenomenon. Harmony is key in this sign as intuition is fed an array of knowledge. The fish always seeks to continue on their path laid before them.

Pisces consists of two fish who have their tails tied together in the abyss of the night sky. This places them at odds for sometimes one will push one way, while the other pulls in opposition. Our heads may be tugging at us one way, while our hearts cling for the other shore. Our bodies may be frozen due to our soul’s persistent cautions during the time of a Pisces full moon.

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Artist: Cafe Astrology

Planetary Aspects

There are many favorable aspects in the night sky as Saturn trines Mercury, Venus, Uranus, and sextiles Jupiter. Saturn helps us know our limitations (working 60 hour weeks without self care), create boundaries (let someone know you will not allow their inappropriate behavior in your space), and free ourselves from restrictions unjustly placed upon us (beliefs we are limited and unable to make choices in life). Mercury will be aiding us in communicating each scenario presented by Saturn due to the favorable trine aspect. Our voices will be pure and heard. Venus brings a soft, loving flare to the dynamic allowing for a tender touch among all the drastic shifts. Jupiter gives us a favorable outcome achieved with considerable ease as it sextiles Saturn.

Uranus trines Mercury and Mars – opposing Jupiter. Uranus, the planet of progression (on day 5 of your new work out routine), ingenuity (devising a new way to organize the Q: drive), and intuition also trines Mercury creating effective communication. Mars brings an instinctual assertion to our need for these creative changes altering our lives for the better. With Jupiter in a harsh aspect, we are going to have to work hard and remain persistent to uphold a true transformation.

Pluto sextiles the moon and Neptune while sitting trine the sun. We continue on our path of spiritual growth as we hit another point of renewal creating a rebirth into our soul with Pluto. Our balance in harmonizing the divine masculine and feminine within is done at a conscious and subconscious level thanks to the moon and sun. Dreams have set sail on a sea of inspiration, while our compassion grows nurturing spiritual enlightenment as Neptune helps us ascend to our true form.

The Koi and the Dragon

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There is a story of hard work and determination that begins with a school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. The school came across a waterfall, where most allowed the current the carry them downstream. Only a few continued to persist through their obstacle, and launched themselves toward the heavens. After 100 years, one reached the top of the waterfall and transformed into a golden dragon symbolizing imperial royalty and strength.

This story motivates people to remain steadfast and tenacious along their path for the reward will be worth every challenge. Every obstacle is a chance at growth and transformation for the better. Once we return to our souls by lovingly shedding our ego, we will be able to harness our inner dragons.

Picture a koi who acts like it is a dragon, but knows it’s a koi, yet is truly a dragon, and will remain a koi until it lets go of the ego to assume its true form. We are each this koi. Some of us are not able to grow because we act like a dragon with an inflated sense of self (ego), while others believe they are just koi with a deflated sense or self (also ego). Once either or both of these forms are released, we can harness our true nature of the mystical dragon.

Ceremony Tools

For this ceremony my stone of choice will be the pearl. Dragons are known to play with pearls, and create them from their spittle as they fly through the air. They are said to have properties that promote faith, integrity, and purity. Pearls are linked to a mix of earth and water elements for they are created from particles of sand, and hail from the ocean. They are also linked to the moon bringing out the inner goddess to balance emotions while enhancing sincerity and loyalty. The moon and rain forest incense will make a wonderful pair refreshing and cleansing the air around me. Suggested oils or resins would be sandalwood and dragon’s blood. White, light and dark blue candles to aid in cleansing, divine connection, and tranquility will bring a peaceful contentment.

Enjoy your full moon Eternal Waking Beauties. May you all be blessed and surrounded by unconditional love.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Solar Eclipse & New Moon in Leo 2017

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Artist: SergeM73. Photographer: Unknown. Edited by Eternal Waking Beauties

Monday, August 21, 2017 11:30 AM PST

Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is a time of high energy as the feminine moon places herself in front of the masculine sun. As the sun passionately engulfs the moon in his warm embrace, the moon enhances her own mysterious beauty. The combination projects a profound surge of development and transformation.

The perfect alignment is magnifying all of the truths within and around us like a laser beam stimulating our higher consciousness. The more we reject the natural order of change and timing, the harder this transition will be. Our feminine moon beseeches us to relinquish all restraints of stubborn control as we surrender to the divine timing of life. We are being asked to remain open and allow everything we have been waiting for to flow through us. Our manifestations are coming to fruition as the sun showers us in empowerment.

New Moon in Leo

The new moon in Leo last month asked us to lead with our heart. Now, we are being asked to move forward utilizing the inner knowledge of our souls. Our third eye is begging to remain open, and the thousand petal lotus of our crown is breathing in the universal energies.

Leo has an innate sense of intuition guided by loving compassion. The fixed energies of this sign are not limiting us by cementing us in our old ways, but instead are building a foundation of stability and security. Fire blazes within as our light is one in the same of our masculine sun. Paired with our newfound, solid footing we are shining our innate effervescent light and love as we remain open channels of earthy and universal vibrations.

Planetary Aspects

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Artist: Cafe Astrology

The Sun (divine masculine: creativity, energy, confidence, universal energies, warmth, happiness, conscious mind), Moon (divine feminine: softness, reciprocity, intuition, earth energies, cool, serenity, subconscious mind), and Mars (assertion, survival, sexual attraction) trine Saturn (boundaries and limitations) and Uranus (progression, ingenuity, enlightenment). This favorable aspect stimulates a lot of intense, masculine energies and pairs them with an intuitive softness allowing for favorable boundaries.

There has been a reoccurring trend with the ability to move forward with a new, inventive spark allowing for many changes. The pairing with the solar eclipse has made these shifts more drastic than they have been previously. We are continuing to discover our limitations and set structured boundaries with ourselves and others leading to healthy ways of being. Both of these circumstances are residing in both our subconscious and conscious minds.

Venus (love, pleasure, values) squares Jupiter (prosperity, growth, optimism) and Uranus, while Jupiter squares Pluto (rebirth, renewal, spiritual growth). This harsh aspect is placing difficulties between love, expansion, and progress. We are being asked to look at our values and evaluate where we want to grow. These changes of rebirth and renewal are not going to be easy, but are extremely necessary.

This solar eclipse really is about drastic changes and these planetary aspects are reinforcing transformations necessary in our lives. These alterations may seem harsh, however, the moment we choose to evolve we will be able to receive all of the gifts the universe wants to shower upon us.

Ceremony Tools

My solar eclipse and new moon in Leo ceremony is going to include open roads, star, and the universe incense opening myself up to infinite possibilities. Each of these aid in the manifestation of my most treasured dreams opening us up to the universe’s prosperity. I will be using white and violet (or lavender) candles to open my crown chakra to the universe and connect me to the source and my own spirit.

Originally I planned on Labradorite, the stone of change and transformation to be my crystal of choice. However, I believe I will be utilizing Rose Quartz more because unconditional love and compassion is going to be needed during these radical times of metamorphosis. I am also being drawn to Sunstones and Rubies that aid in empowerment, abundance, and growth linking to the magical Phoenix.

I am going to focus on the rebirth of myself as I align with my higher consciousness. As I rise from my current ashes with a newfound renewal and revival, I am going to fill myself with a warm empowerment encompassed by love and compassion. I can feel my fire burning, my soul vibrating at a higher rate, and my wings beginning to unfold. I am ready to transform and rise allowing my light to shine and my spirit to soar.

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Artist: Black Mage Alodia

Be gentle with yourselves at this seemingly tumultuous time Eternal Waking Beauties. Allow yourself times of respite and begin to act upon impulses outside of your comfort zone. The universe will embrace you with love and acceptance as you remain true to yourself.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Lion’s Gate Portal 2017

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Portal Artist: Susan Schroder. Leo Artist: Chris Saunders. Edit by Eternal Waking Beauties

Portal to a Higher Consciousness

The Lion’s Gate Portal that opens every year piques on August 8th. This phenomenon occurs when the sun is in Leo, Sirius, (the brightest star in the sky in the constellation of Canis Major) is closest to the Earth, and Orion’s belt aligns with Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. During this time our spirits are downloading a great amount of ethereal knowledge. The veil begins to lift as our vision clears. The truths of the universe and our world begin to come into focus, and we are given the opportunity to step into the light. When we do so our inner light begins to magnify, permeating the physical realm around us. We begin to glow in our luminous bodies with the lion’s courage to be the change we want to see. Once we are able to step into our true form we can project our light to others and alter reality for the better.

This particular Lion’s Gate opens between two new moons placed in Leo (one in July and the second in August). Add on the holiday of Lughnasadh and the fact that Leo is a fire sign ruled by the sun, and you have a monopoly of intensely, passionate heat leaving the cosmos ablaze. There is so much masculine energy bringing warmth, empowerment, and action to our lives. The last new moon asked us to bring a gentle and moral love into our leadership methods. Lughnasadh encouraged us to stay motivated and allow our light to billow within and extend beyond ourselves. Now we are amplifying both of these messages by pairing it with knowledge and insight to the truth around us.

Numerology

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The date of this year’s Lion’s Gate opening is on August 8, 2017. If we break it down based on Numerology, we get 8/8/2017; 8+8+2+0+1+7=26; 2+6=8 – hence how we get to the triple 8 occurrence. The number eight is ruled by Saturn, (the planet of boundaries and limitations) and Karma, (lessons and accomplishments presented in our current life based on actions taken in both our current and past lives).

Saturn helps us set boundaries with others, learn about our own limitations, break through destructive limitations put onto us by others and ourselves, and push through boundaries keeping us from our highest potential. Old Karma is more prominent in our current lives at this time, and we are asked to finally learn from our lessons so we can utilize the advantages bestowed upon us.

Eight symbolizes strength, success, organization, ambition, courage, confidence, prosperity, abundance, and professionalism. It is time to be grateful for the physical splendors we are blessed with, while remaining in tune to our divine wisdom. As spiritual beings having a human experience we are encouraged to enjoy success and abundance in the physical realm as long as we do not abuse our power. It is important to remember our life’s purpose by staying true to our soul’s morals by remaining in the light and overflowing with love.

Twin Flame Unions

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Artist: James R. Eads

Twin Flames are two souls that used to be a part of the same soul at one point. The original soul chose to split in two in order to find its other half and increase the vibrations of love on Earth. Many twin flames have shared past lives together as the ultimate karmic relationship.

Twin flames are mirrors for one another reflecting back everything they love in themselves and others as well as the irritating and obnoxious qualities they would prefer to change. Even though they are a part of each other, they are not identical souls. They often have many beliefs, morals, hobbies, and interests in common. However, one is usually a thinker while the other is a doer. One also embodies the divine masculine, and the other the divine feminine. (Even though we all have both masculine and feminine qualities, our souls are either one or the other and we as humans are trying to find the balance between the two). We have different thought processes, perspectives, tendencies and experiences as any other pair of humans would.

The union of twin flames challenges us to change for the better to reach our highest potential. We are being asked to grow, change, develop, and continue this process until we are able to live harmoniously by creating and expanding intense energies of unconditional love.

This year’s Lion’s Gate Portal paired with where humanity as a whole is in the Ascension process is bringing greater amounts of twin flames together. The human race has been living in darkness for far too long overwhelmed by fear and disillusioned by “reality.” We are in desperate need for more love, compassion, and empathy as the truths of society come into focus.

We have been hiding and running for far too long as we turn our heads away from the horrific monstrosities that occur daily. Isolation has become commonplace (it can be healthy and necessary at times) to the point of solitary confinement in a “free” world. When we dissociate ourselves from each other, we are hindering our basic instincts to be nurturing, sociable, and interconnected.

2017 is a year of 1 where we are learning how to become more independent, empowered, and confident. We are about to enter a year of 2 as we begin to pair up in a very big way. This soul reunion for twin flames is just the beginning as we move into a more loving world filled with uplifting and encouraging relationships.

Enjoy learning, growing, expanding, and loving during this time Eternal Waking Beauties. The Ascension process has been intense and we are all in this together! Keep your light shining, hearts loving, and eyes open.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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