by Jessica Dawn. At this point, we are coming deeper into this Taurus Season, where we are being guided to ground into creating stability and finding peace within. Taurus teaches us to trust ourselves and to know what it takes to achieve such a virtuous feat—showing up for thyself with consistency, reliability, honesty, authenticity, and unwavering certainty that you will be there FOR yourself. Generally speaking, Taurus really love themselves!
Mars has now left Gemini where it was for about seven weeks activating the North Node of the Moon – our Future and our Destiny. In Gemini, it is mostly about gathering and sharing information. It was a time for many of taking risks and opportunities to expand further out into the environment, make contacts and connections, and gain a deeper understanding of what it's going to take for you to move more successfully into your future.
It's a time of new beginnings, birthing new identities, and essentially about experiencing a taste of freedom along the way. Freedom - the feeling of having choices, options, opportunities, and new horizons to expand into. The sense of doing what one wants and desires uninhibited with the ability to go for it. We've been in this "Aries Season" for just about a month now, and I feel it's safe to say we've all probably had our fair share right about now of the intensity of this ride we've been on!
In order to understand the astrology of this new lunar cycle, it is helpful to look at the broader context within which it is occurring. Aries is the archetype of new beginnings, new impulses, new desires, independence, and initiation. The Sun is traveling along with both Mercury and Venus by his side this month, and we can look at them a bit like the minute hand of a clock. The hour hand I would put on Saturn (Chronos), up in Aquarius, just about midway between Pluto and Jupiter.
As we arrive at the 3rd Quarter Moon phase of the Waning Lunar Cycle, we meet at a crossroads on the journey. It is here at the mid-point between last week's Full Moon and next week's New Moon that we enter for a moment a pause in the timeline. Which way will you go? Which path will you choose? Take a breath, be still, look around, reflect on where you are and what you see.
The Venusian Moon. In all its grandiose splendor, the Full Moon piques magic, mystery, and wonder in our hearts. To gaze upon her, bathe beneath her, and go out to get a glance, we can’t help to stare. We are touched. She provokes our psyche, riles our moods, tempts our instincts. We are moved. La Luna has the power to shift the tides and make waves not only on this Earth planet but within each one of us!
The Equinox has arrived, and a new season now ushers in a fresh new light and perspective. Birth is the tone, and we are each in its hour—a dance between the old self and the new self in the Mystery of it all. The pains, the glory, the fright, the exhilaration, the confrontation with Life & Death. We birth in the form of new projects, realized dreams, new relationships, greater awareness. We birth ourselves.
The New Moon occurring at this degree sets an "overtone" for this lunar cycle as one of working dynamically with the process of individualization. AND subsequently, the integration of us, as individuals, into both society, and beyond society, with "All That Is."
This next week's cycle brings us through the Last Quarter Moon Phase, into the Dark Moon, leading to our next New Moon – in Pisces on March 13th. Culmination and closure. Where in your life is this occurring? The waning half-moon is the last week of the lunar cycle before we begin anew once again, and it always signifies the "Crisis in Consciousness" stage.
This past two-week New Moon cycle moved us through an incredible pile-up of Aquarian energy – the archetype of the Gamechanger, the Truth Sayer, the bold cold mic-drop. Aquarius initiates the impulse to break free from the past at all costs, and with five planets there, including the Mercury Retrograde cycle (now direct,) moving forward, beyond, and even up, up and away, has been the momentum.