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.
How well we are able to integrate into the world and people around us based on our perspectives and interpretations of life and how well we can communicate and relate to others are powerful experiences that carry lessons that are integral to personal growth for everyone.
Integration into our environment is a primal stage in the evolutionary journey – Gemini represents this.
In a world of social distancing where sickness is feared, and travel is cautioned, social awkwardness is more common in our awareness than ever before. Neuroses are becoming more and more regular, and many live with these conditions interfering with their relationships, work, and overall state of mind. Excessive fear, anxiousness, irritation, over-worry, over-thinking, depression, and sadness are all, to name a few, becoming widespread behavior in society as we see it. We are also living in a world where we recognize that many of us are highly sensitive and empathic people who are more vulnerable to the imbalances and toxicity in the world as we are experiencing it.
As Chiron – the Wounded Healer Archetype of the Zodiac, which represents that which is broken and in need of TLC, continues its 7-year journey through Aries, we can understand that the healing is currently focused largely on our broken concepts of “who am I” in relationship to others and the bigger picture. We have reached a pinnacle point on the journey where humanity is going through its identity crisis on a mass level. As a species, we are in deep need of healing and certainly a healthier identification with ourselves, each other, and this beautiful planet that we live on.
As we move into the Taurus Season (Sun in Taurus) with Mars now transiting in Cancer, it’s going to initiate the desire to come deeply inwards. Taurus is the Bear Cave and Cancer the Womb Space. It doesn’t get any more personal than that!
Self-focus is where we have come to in the evolutionary path—settling in, getting still, finding peace and comfort, finding support. Essentially, it is about creating a safe space to integrate all that you have gone through. To take the time to feel. To move through the emotions. To become more self-aware. To drop down from the busy overactive mind and into the body and the heart to gain some wisdom availed through processing the experience.
Self-care and self-love are a must this cycle. They are the keys to unlocking the support and the deeper levels of success you seek in your life. With Mars in Cancer, there’s a deep desire to have your needs met, be acknowledged and accepted for who you are, and be comfortable, secure, and safe. This is not always possible, and triggers and impulsive acts to self-protect will run high during this time. We must find compassion that many are processing through layers of sadness, fear, confusion, and disappointment in the ways of the world these days. Cancer is also the Divine Mother and Healer archetype, and we are being guided to hold loving space through it all, the glory and the pain.
As the Full Moon shines bright in Scorpio at the peak of what has been a powerful and revealing couple of weeks in the intimate-relationship realms, the most focused themes are all about communication of personal authenticity. Staying true to one’s own heart and values and having the courage to lead yourself from a place of personal power and integrity.
The Taurus/Scorpio axis is all about personal values and those of others, personal resources and those of others, and personal power and that in others. Taurus knows the power of standing in solitude, self-reliant and self-sufficient, undisturbed and unwavering in one’s truth and knowing. They are content and at peace in the inner cave of themselves.
Scorpio knows the power of merging with forces outside of themselves to essentially gain more power and go through the transformation and rebirth into another aspect of themselves. To change, grow, and expand into union and know the value of merging and sharing resources, space, and love with another. They are comfortable with the intensity of soulmate and soul joining experiences. They are prepared for the depth that occurs when we join forces with another.
Scorpio Full Moons highlight the intensities and depth of being alive with all our needs, desires, preferences, and fears. It’s the deep psyche and soul being illuminated and bursting into a peak moment of expression! It’s a time where loss, betrayal, and abandonment in all its various forms can rare its ugly face to haunt and taunt us. It’s a time where we can feel our immortality more profoundly and where our survival instincts can be on hyper-alert. It’s a time where what is most dear and near to you, you may want to grasp more tightly, commit to more deeply, and treasure like one of your most valuable possessions.
However, with Uranus in Taurus opposing the Full Moon, it is also a time where our values are being questioned. We are getting opportunities to shift into new ways of relating to ourselves and others and letting some old, tired bonds go—Uranus ushers in radical transformations, unexpected directions, and events, and mind-blowing awakenings and awareness. We have the opportunity to tap into immerse creative power and inspiration as well as divinely inspired ideas and cocreations.
Essentially, this combination leads to a greater degree of self-awareness and personal individuation through the process of separating from things that no longer serve and support you and upgrading into a higher degree of connection to true self – with yourself and others. We may witness throughout this time a pattern of many deep bonds severed as well as deep bonds sealed.
May you be blessed and inspired along the way.
Jessica will break down this month’s lunar cycle into weekly and daily aspects for members of the New Paradigm Astrology community. It is a group of folks deeply interested in using the wisdom of the stars to guide and illuminate their lives.
We invite you to join us as we discover our greatest potentials, revealed through our unique personal soul maps, which are perhaps now lying dormant in our souls’ recesses, to rebirth ourselves through these times and co-create a new reality with love as the foundation stone.