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Lunar Forecast for January 2013 New Moon ~ January 19th

By: Vikara

(All time references are for EST, for your location please adjust accordingly, East as far as Australia is ahead a whole day)

GandofLet go, surrender, and release has been the mantra for many this past week (and months). This time has moved us powerfully through the final phase that began a full lunar cycle ago on December 13th, in the House of Sagittarius. In that moment, upon entering the Temple of the Sage Moon, we accepted an invitation to explore into the vast and unbounded realms of high potential, from which we birth our dreams, into which we discover the deep meaning and truth of it all, of ourselves. Lead into this quest of spiritual abundance, we have been experiencing a great light from the origins of Promise and Hope, from which is only recognized through our resurrection from the darkness.  We have felt our hearts expand into Jurassic proportion, for some this being the healing gift from out of massive heart break. We are truly in the Land of Extremes. Warriors and Lovers we are, navigating our ways through some desolate territories of fear and trepidation, only to come upon the bountiful lush landscapes of Love.

What have we discovered as we transited through the “end of the world” and were finally and rapidly ushered in through the portal of “Awaken NOW” to the “New World”?  Many say, “What has changed?”  While others gradually adapt, adjust, and with due effort – gracefully surrender to the higher frequencies that are so evidently upon us.  Grace has been our lesson and our teacher for some many years now, and it is a wonder to experience Her.

The processes of self- awakening, consciousness expanding, and perception-heightening are a marvelous expression of the Spirit within us being recognized in more honesty and love than ever before.  As we align with nature, we are given the opportunity to begin to harmonize in those natural rhythms dancing before us, offering us their wisdom to embody and to express, as the life force of the heavens streaming though us – we are moved.   From this place we stand in our capacity and in our quality to contribute from who we are, from our own unique position of capability we give and we receive.  And from each our own contribution, we see what we have and what we have created. What is the reality manifested (Capricorn) from out of the Dream (Sagittarius)?

This has been the essence of this past week’s waning moon.  It is the final letting go. Watching the potentials fade like distant stars as darkness seizes the night.  The pressure to assume responsibility has been felt like a piercing stare from the guards in the watchtower of Order and Integrity.  The calling is clearly one of regaining and reestablishing our sense of Integrity with the natural Orders of Life and of Love.

Venus moved out of Sagittarius and entered Capricorn on Tuesday January 8th, where she will continue on for the next three weeks, upholding her position of honoring the duty to life’s demands and requirements.  With this New Moon conjunct the Sun, we see also Mercury, Pluto and Venus all in Capricorn - the archetype of “Authority” – primarily in “the outer world”, but as we know, that which is without, only is because of that which exists within.

As we traverse upon her flesh living out our Karma, the Great Mother supports us, as we support her.   This is a time to inwardly seek out your own inner authority, establish your boundaries, and command attention to the Laws governing your own soul and heart land.  We have been sequestered into the Kingdom of the Sun, where the Gods are powerful and the stakes are high.  Capricorn holds a high standard, and there is work to be done and effort to be applied.  It is no small task meeting with our Karma, creating order out of a void of mystery, and reestablishing the placement of our physical and humanness – in this matrix.


The road has been long, many are feeling this, and the judgments heavy.  We have gathered so much strength through our defeat and our victories, and it is this very strength that we shall bring forth now.  This path is a sobering path where we have the opportunity, in all our capacity, to observe and work with balance.

As we saw on the Full Moon, two weeks ago in the Full Light of the Feminine, the Cancer Full Moon reflected the Divine Goddess in all her fruitfulness on to us. And now the opposite, receptive darkness permeates us with the Masculine strength of action and a keen focus and concentration.  Polar opposites merge and contrast into signals and codes, resetting our gauges and reconstituting our basic structures.  We are redefining Humanity, as we, each one of us in each breath, chooses to face Truth, face reality and face ourselves.  

On this New Moon on Friday January 11th, Venus in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries. Again here, we see the Supreme Feminine facing with the Powerful Masculine.  As Venus in Capricorn holds court to establish commitment, relationship, and support, we have Uranus in Aries, the Grand Masculine energy releasing freedom, creation and independence.   There is an internal struggle that we find within and experience in the other.  It is nameless and without form or definition, and it mingles with our limitations, testing our dedication and devotion, and apparently threatening our success.   Because always, eventually, order cycles around and returns to anarchy, where we have the chance to shed the past and break free and hopefully, for a moment, steal a glimpse upon our true selves. Like a Wizard I know once said:  “When the fighting becomes dancing” – and it is there, then, that we feel the flow.

Surrender to your own power to create from your source, allow the cosmic energies to create through you, and build your stairway to heaven. This is assisted by Mars in Aquarius, and out of all the order shall come a revolution of personal desires through an expanding awareness, as we see through our third eye opening the many dimensions of connectivity amongst us.

On Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th, with the Moon conjunct Mars in Aquarius, there is a seed of inspiration settling in to the earth, laid down by the decomposing offerings of the past, nourishing the foundation of the vision.  In the dance of the Moon returning to the Sun and renewing herself, we see the beauty of the complimentary nature of the Masculine and Feminine.  It is not the nature of the Moon that is changing, the Moon only serves to express in her form the nature of the relationship between the Sun and the Moon that is changing. As we bring our new need to the Sun, like the Moon returning, to be made love to, we are penetrated by Spirit (the Sun) and ignited to thrive.  The moon offers her body in all its phases, to represent rebirth and the regenerative cycles in form.   In the days following the New Moon, we are in the incubation phase of the seed thought and idea development.  Life force is gathering light and preparing to burst forth with radiance to inspire more light – as we shall soon witness in the majesty of the Crescent Moon. We can observe her following after the Sunrise now, chasing the light…

On Monday the 14th through Tuesday, the Sun-illumined Moon lets go of the powerfully initiative forces of Mars and refined awareness of Aquarius, to surrender into the healing light of passively receptive Pisces, conjunct Neptune and Chiron. Here, She gently walks barefoot upon the shore of our One Heart and One Soul, surrendered into the participation of the gift of the one breath that we all share. Breathing in and out the Life force in constant motion, the Emotion, the energy in motion; we are in a Sea of Activity, yet in this there IS Stillness too, offering herself to us.  With Moon in Pisces joined with Neptune and Chiron, we have the opportunity to feel the Infinite, the all-encompassing unlimited potential alive washing over each one of us. Yet, there is no way to comprehend the vastness of the feeling…

The vibrational messages encoded in the body of water, in the body of all waters upon the Earth, are being sung a lullaby of Love to replenish and reactivate us to our natural state of unity with the Divine. Listen to the call to harmonize in the song of healing, and share in with the Joy and Peace of your own voice.

Take this time to drink of the medicine of compassion, unconditional love, and empathy inherent within the human heart that is open to us now.   Regenerate and empower yourself in preparation to return from out of the abysmal coma of inertia, because as each new day brings new light, we shall soon see another spectrum of the Infinite, demanding our action.

For on Wednesday, January 16th through Thursday, the Moon leaves dreamy Pisces and enters Aries, meeting up with Uranus to get us up and going, to confront once again our most personal selves, and look upon the question: what is your mission?   With Venus conjunct Pluto and Mercury conjunct the Sun in Capricorn today, we are in a state of rapid transformation of our core foundations and value structures, and in a process of colossal integration of new meaning, new conceptual understanding, and new identification with ourselves and those that surround us.  Embrace the Guidance and the Wisdom resounding from the Source of all things as it bestows itself upon you, and trust that you are, in fact, greatly assisted upon your path chosen from out of the source of your own divine wisdom.  There is purpose in the mystery of the plan.  It is our duty to act with trust, dedication, and focus as we co-create in conceiving the new birth of potential.  With the ever-growing Light of Consciousness, as embodied in the image of the Moon, we see we are coming closer towards the ever returning lesson of balance, as symbolized in the first quarter Half-Moon.  Equal light reflects equal dark.  This stage is about adjustment as we continue to fill ourselves with the growing light of the developing creation at work. It is important now to fill your sphere of consciousness with the purity of your intention, for when the Moon comes full circle and shines bright in its full capacity of light, we shall bear witness to all that has been contributed to the garden of your dreams…  In other words: now is the time to be aware and cautious that what you are giving out and taking in is nourishing for the growth of your goal and your mission.  Pay attention to what you feed your seeds, for this will become your bounty.

The stage following the first quarter Half-Moon is about giving it all you’ve got, before the waning light takes hold.

This process now on Friday January 18th is supported by the Taurus Moon, offering a slow and cautious pace for us to get grounded and calm in our intentions. Allow into your day, harmony, comfort, and pleasure as renewing qualities that nourish us. We should think to harness upon those energies as best we can, for we will need it in these coming weeks.

As Mercury moves out of steady Capricorn today and into the fast and impulsively motivated energy of Aquarius (for the next 3 weeks), we shall all surely be “waking up” to a greater demand towards the progress and development of the highest and most enlightening possibilities of our hopes and dreams. Our mental capacities will be greatly expanded while our minds are playing in the fields with the inspired geniuses among us and within us.

As the Sun meets Mercury in Aquarius on Saturday, January 19th, we begin the next Solar month cycle (Happy Birthday Aquarius!), perhaps feeling like our fuses feel a bit fried, for a few days, with Mercury all buzzed out!  Life may feel as though it’s moving very fast these days because it is!   The focus need not be about “keeping up”, as about keeping IN.  Staying aware to the inner process, centered in the Heart of one Self, and being guided by the compass of your own inner knowing out to the community of life. From that territory, we are moved in the direction of being united by Universal Love with all the Kingdoms of Life. This is the dream and the prayer Life holds.

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Forecast for 12/12/12 and New Moon BY: Jessica Vikara Bourque

somethingwonderfulOn 12/12/12, Jupiter is exactly conjunct with Lilith in Gemini, reminding us once again to expand and explore into our ideas and beliefs about the “Truth” of life.  Play around with questioning yourself and others.  When you step into Life, what is the perspective you offer to it?  Do you integrate yourself into the space around you carrying an attitude of “life is: good, fun, exciting, hard, scary, limited, or abundant”?  Life absolutely contains all these possibilities of existence, and we can hold each attitude for as long, for as determined, for as believing as we so choose.  The responsibility to choose and create our experience is in our hands more than ever now at this point in time.  The message on hand is to be willing to playfully explore into the vastness of the potential ways in which to experience life.  Clearly the most rewarding perspective is one of Love - Love life and Life will love you back.

Venus joins up with the North Node in Scorpio today, further instigating discovery into the question: what do you want to manifest in this physical world? Venus is the physical, the senses, money, possessions, relationships, enjoyment, beauty and pleasure. What in the world do you want to experience?  What are you attracted to?  More importantly, in Scorpio, the question is: does it feed your soul?  Are you experiencing your Heart’s Desire?  The North Node is the symbol of our future destiny and today there is the influence upon us to envision the manifestation of the future world you want to see, the world you want to be in, and the world you want to create for yourself.  Goddess Venus shows us that the World is an intensely beautiful Continue reading

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October 8 to October 14 Lunar Forecast by Jessica

We are in the Last Quarter phase where the Waning Half-Moon is fading into the dark night of the New Moon next week Monday.  This is our time (still) to let go, release, and prepare for renewal, and the manifestation and formulation of the new seed, incubating in this very moment deep in our unconscious.  For some, this time is a searching to discover and recover lost and abandoned aspects of ourselves and in our most intimate relationships.  For many, the light fading into the Dark Night of the Soul is the signature of this time.  This is really a large part of the essence of this current cycle of Life for all.  With Saturn now in Scorpio for the next 2 and half years, we are descending into the darkened spaces of our being where light has not yet fully (or at all) illuminated.  However, it need not just be all goblins and demons we meet with along the dark hallways. There is magic and treasure buried deep within each of us, and the ghosts of our long forgotten selves are eager to dance us back up the shadowy passageways into a renewed sense of self, and birth with us into the light of our true selves, united and in recognition of that in others.

On Monday, October 8th, we have the Waning Half-Moon in Cancer, and we are still fully engrossed in our emotional whirl-pooling wombs.  How have the butterflies in your stomach been behaving?  Are you feeling vulnerable and fearful amidst all the sudden eruptions and revelations?  For many, digestion is not so easy these days (for reasons more than just poor food supply).  The transformation symbolic in the butterfly – of complete dissolving of who we are into our newfound self-identity, does not always feel as magical as the process itself appears.

We are coming home; in need of shelter and longing for security.  Into our inner home; our womb space, where lives the ancestral DNA of 2 million years ago. Some haunting memories and some memory of a time when more abundance was available in less chaos.   Today is a day of delving into a deep perceptual understanding of our wounds.  With the power of the Continue reading

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September 29 to October 7 Lunar Forecast by Jessica

lunar forecastIt is a new beginning…we have been liberated. This is the essence of this most powerful Aries Full Moon on Saturday the 29th.  As the light has been increasing during this past week, so has the tension and the pressure, building up to the inevitable release.   We have all been anxiously awaiting, knowing (consciously or not), and preparing in one way or another, as if – for the dam to break… And now we stand within the wake of a whole new way of existence, having seen much of ourselves washed away in the torrent of chaos, and the breakdown of constructions no longer capable of containing the force within, to expand, break Free and be liberated from the past.

It has been challenging at times to see clearly or to know which choice to make amidst all the letting go, and the entering of the new.  We have truly been undergoing such a process of confrontation of ourselves and others, and all this facing the reality of the multitude of details that have led us up to this point can create a powerful feeling of disillusionment, distortion and overwhelm at times.

Hopefully now at this point, beneath the radiance of this brilliant Full Moon, you have arrived to a position of readiness, as if – it is now time to let go of that branch you have been holding onto, and allow the current to take you down into the uncharted Sea of your Soul. For no matter what, eventually all the Continue reading

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September 22 to 28, Lunar Forecast by Jessica

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On Saturday the 22nd, the Moon is in Capricorn in its waxing (growth) half-moon phase.  Here at this lunar stage, we are growing and expanding into increasing light and awareness. The Sun enters Libra today, and we have reached the Fall Equinox.  Today, the literal view of the moon captures just where we are.  This day of the Fall Equinox is expressed with equal light and equal dark.  In Libra we seek balance, harmony and equilibrium in our experience.  This shall be the Solar message throughout the next month.  As we experience, witness, and partake in the existence of incredible extremes, we are often shocked, rocked, and rushed into the necessity to stand up and do something for the sake of peace and harmony; for balance.

The Moon is in Capricorn today, squaring the Sun in Libra.  Today is a day supported by the motivation to initiate; to begin to break-ground in the direction of the change you want to see. Capricorn is the wise elder, holding counsel for the good of the people: reliable, mature, and in-control.  With Libra, The Judge, diplomatically and gracefully bringing fairness, objectivity, and perspective, we have an opportunity today to participate in the creation of stability and balance.  Identify where within your own self lies the need for an upgrade in your level of maturity. Then, summon up the spirit of the Crone or the Wizard within, and be Continue reading

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September 15 to 21, Lunar Forecast by Jessica

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We have reached the New Moon.  Ahhhh… the dark…

Often for many, fear and trepidation are provoked by what dwells in the unknown space of darkness, as if there is something waiting to swallow us up and reshape us into something, hopefully not ugly…

Oh, how we avoid what is often so rewarding, what is so essential, and what is inevitably unavoidable - transformation.

There is an invitation upon the winds of celestial influences now, inviting us to shift like the new season upon us, and fall like the diminishing light, like the falling leaves, into a slower, more internal process of self-renewal.  This is an invitation to exhale deeply in gratitude for this opportunity to be held in the dark night (and soon, for some, the dark season), where it is a time to rest and to replenish your body and spirit.  The dark offers us the support to go under, to go unconscious and travel through other worlds, often unknown to us in our waking moments, yet wherever we were, in some way comes out with us.  And we are offered time to renew and revive our energies, so that we can creatively shine by the light of the Sun.

On Saturday, September 15th, we have come to the New Moon in Virgo.  Virgo is the Virgin Goddess; the one who stands in the purity of her wholeness of self.  Though she is ever in service to all, she remains centered in her own separateness. She proclaims discrimination – “I take into me only that which I have completely thought through as being essential to my Continue reading

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September 8th to September 14th, Lunar Forecast by Jessica

We have entered into the last week of this Moon cycle where all remaining light will fade into complete darkness.  We entered the Temple of Leo through the last New Moon, and now we are in the last days of completing this cycle.  Symbolically, this represents a time where we must  surrender to letting go of what is not making it on to the next stage and to allow ourselves to be enveloped by a state of unconsciousness; a place where a new life form yet not revealed awaits emergence.  Much that has been illuminated in these past few weeks will also fade, and some things will just simply die away into the darkness of the coming New Moon.  The seed potentials birthed weeks ago are in their final transmutation phase into the next stage of their life.  We are completing the ideas, plans, and projects, and we are seeing what has made it through and what simply did not make the cut.

This current half-Moon phase is about readjusting our consciousness and awareness in regards to our current situations with those seeds planted back 3 weeks ago in the last New Moon phase.

On Saturday the 8th, the Moon in Gemini joins Jupiter and squares the Sun and Mercury in Virgo.  That’s a whole lot of mental energy going on!  Both Gemini and Virgo, in their own way, can get distracted by the details and bogged down in the mental gymnastics of it all.  This weekend, we are going to certainly be feeling how busy we are, how much we have to do, and how many things are requiring our attention to think about and make decisions on.  Those things we have been putting off, or just simply not able to get to, are ready and ripe and demanding some focus.  The pressure is on to focus and expand upon what is necessary now to continue clearing space and preparing for the new framework.   Gemini wants to go out and experience more and more and try out this and that, while Virgo is saying “hold on, there is work to be done right here first”.  This time will require us to be juggling all the new information, details, and potential opportunities coming in while simultaneously working on making adjustments to what is currently in demand for our attention.  Just breathe and remember to have a sense of humor through it all.

On Sunday the 9th, the Moon in Gemini trines Saturn in Libra and gives us the opportunity to harmonize our perspectives with those around us. It’s a time to be Continue reading

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September 1st to September 7th, Lunar Forecast by Jessica

Over the next week, as we move into the phase of descending light, we will begin to feel the energy moving more inward. Our baskets are full, and it’s time to return homeward to sort out what we have gathered, received and left behind from the harvest. Much has come through these past two weeks.

We have been out gathering in the fields of our minds, our bodies, our hearts and our relationships; collecting from and contributing to the bountiful process of growth. Life is abundantly rich with opportunities and experiences for the choosing. There is no shortage of options. We are living within the cornucopia of possibilities. We must choose to feed into the life form of one thing, while simultaneously putting to rest another. We all must accept these lessons of compromise, sacrifice, and the necessity of decisiveness. There is simply not enough time for all that is available to experience.

This week, as we focus inward, the Moon offers us the support to reflect on our personal ego self (in Aries), our values and personal self-worth (in Taurus), and how we integrate ourselves (in Gemini) into our environment.

I have likened this time to that of an “initiation” because it has required a great strength of will and devotion, endurance, faith, participation and heart, as well as an immense amount of humility, surrender and acceptance for self and the process.  We have all successfully made it through that passage, for no matter what, there are no mistakes. We gave all that we could of ourselves. It is what it is, and we now proceed on with this knowing, through the newfound gateway of self to which we have arrived. It is time to rest and allow ourselves to integrate what has come out of this great healing, and allow the medicine of our discoveries to deepen into our being.

On Saturday the 1st, the Full Moon is in Pisces, the emotionally passive and psychically receptive soul within us, which longs for the ease of acceptance. With the Sun in Virgo joined up with Chiron, illuminating into the most vulnerable and sensitive aspects of ourselves, we are open and receiving. It is as if we are on the operating table and Life is the surgeon. However, in the essence of Pisces, a truer image of oneness is of yourself in each position: as the patient, as the surgeon, and as Life. There is no real separation.

On Sunday the 2nd, the Moon moves into Aries and meets up with Uranus. Today, the focus is on personal freedom, and the mood is passionate, instinctual, and motivated. Uranus is all about creative ideas, solutions and an innovative approach to further moving up, up and away… Today is a day to pay attention to those motivated impulses to act on a Continue reading

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August 24th to August 31st Lunar Forecast by Jessica

We have now come to the halfway point from where our unconscious (New Moon 1 week ago) met with consciousness (the Sun) to begin its birthing journey into manifested consciousness.  The half-Moon phase, now in Sagittarius, is where we look upon what has grown into awareness and physical form with this past week’s growing light.  Here we make adjustments to the plans and ideas, and in this case, the theme being much about surrendering and learning through utterly self-revealing conditions, circumstances and experiences.  Humility is on the lesson board during this cycle, and it will surely come your way on some spectrum of the scale.  The human experience in itself is a constant humbling experience.  We get sick, we say the wrong thing, and we do the wrong thing.  We are humbled in the face of others and by life and its many components continuously, this is just part of what we cannot control.
This Half Moon is conjunct the North Node (our future intention) and squares Neptune.  Ultimately, we move through each day in The School of Life, and we are being taught and tested, and teaching through it in each and every moment.  As we move our way forward now into the fullness of light, more is being revealed of where we are going and what our experiences of the past have been for.  These days the veil between the past, present, and future is thinning, and the timelessness of existence is becoming more and more evident and recognizable.  The Past is the Present is the Future… yet there are still new, fresh potential energies waiting to be harnessed and brought into the picture of the current reality.  We are truly in the re-birthing process of Human Consciousness and each moment of each day leads up to it.

On Friday and into this weekend, it is about pushing on through to the other side.  Go beyond your own (or other’s) limits, and create new boundaries, risk, and take a chance into the uncharted realms of your own mind and understandings of who you are, who anyone is, what Life is.  Proceed onward with a willingness to be flexible and to be challenged, and with a willingness to expand beyond your own preconceived explanations of what is going on.  Seek truth above all else. There is such a vastness Continue reading

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August 17th to August 23th Lunar Forecast by Jessica

If you are fortunate enough to live in a place that is not illuminated in all areas by electricity, you have the opportunity to experience the real essence of the Dark Moon Nights.  The darkness is all encompassing and stepping into it can make it difficult to see, even the next step in front of us.  Nights like these sharpen our instincts and tap us into the mysterious depths of what is hidden and unexposed.  When the ability of sight is not available, we need to hone in on our capacity to listen and be guided from an inner awareness.  This is where we are.  This is what we have been in preparation for: the heightening of our sensitivities and perceptions, and the trusting in our intuitions and having faith that we will be supported through the steps we take, and believing that we can accomplish the task of moving through the dark…

The New Moon darkness reminds us of the most primal corridors of our spirits where we are full of the Continue reading

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