Friday, December 14th, 2018. The Moon is in Pisces. Venus in Scorpio semisextiles Jupiter in Sagittarius. As we awake this morning, the Moon is in dreamy Pisces, making it a little harder to get out… More
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn 2019.
Happy New Year! This weekend brings our first New Moon for the 2019! New Moons are all about setting intentions for the next Luna cycle…This New Moon is at 15° Capricorn. To make it extra special, it will be a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is practically the same as a New Moon, when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun and is darkened. However, a Solar Eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. This Solar Eclipse in January 2019 astrology speaking means we will feel its effects for six months, unlike a New Moon which energy is felt for the coming month. New Moons are all about a fresh new start, and what a perfect time to begin as it is the new year to set practical intentions you want to achieve over the coming few months.
The Moon and the Sun are both in Capricorn sitting both 15 degrees. The Moon is pitch black at this point and its recharging itself for the new Luna cycle ahead. This month it is recharging itself and pulling in lots of with Capricorn energy. Capricorn is represented by the goat, it’s an earth sign that is hardworking, practical and takes each step in life carefully. Capricorn strives to get to the top, its ambitious, its leader, it takes charge. Capricorn is responsible as it is ruled by Saturn that Master teacher planet responsible for hard work , teaching and life lessons.
As the Moon represents our inner self, we will go internally and reflect on what opportunities are awaiting us for 2019 and what practical actions you can take to reach these opportunists to make your life better. Remember the seeds of opportunity we plant now will last for six months!
Now that we are in Capricorn season, it is about taking any visions/goals/dreams and making them practical.. Its time make a plan, plants seeds of intention, set goals. Its time to really put in the hard work and make it real!
This is the ideal time to make a fresh start, it is also a great time for a life review! It is a time to self reflect and to question your old ways of living, your old habits and behaviors. The Universe is behind you as you have the ability to create or design new ways to grow and make progress. So take some time out to write your new goals on paper, make a bucket list, plant your seeds of intentions, journal your dreams and start making plans.
As I have mentioned the New Moon in Capricorn is practical and very willing to put in the hard-yards to achieve goals. Its hardworking and organised. This month incorporate these energies into your New Moon wish list. Plant seeds of abundance and prosperity. Whether it is in the form of your career, your home, perhaps starting a family, starting a business, organisation of your daily routine or achieving your dream job! Capricorn does not give up, it forges ahead no matter the obstacle! The grounded energy of this sign means we wont give up, so if you come across challenges such as your creative or business plans efforts don’t immediately kick off, don’t get frustrated, think long-term and remember this New Moon will keep you focused and determined. keep your eye on the prize and remember all the hard work you put in now will pay off when the time is right!
Slow and steady wins the race, the goat doesn’t sprint to the top of a mountain it is prepared for the long hall marathon to get to the top. Do not get frustrated and stressed over the trivial small things, think about your long-term goals. Start off small, write down practical achievable goals that will help thrust you into your dreams. Think about were you want to be in six months?
These first few weeks of January are a perfect time to set your intentions not only just for this Luna cycle, but also a ripple for the year 2019 ahead.
What a great start to 2019
Happy New Moon wishing and Happy New Year!
Andy J x
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Capricorn New Moon!
The New Moon occurs in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorns at 26 degrees. This is exciting as this New Moon is commencing a new lunar cycle. This First New Moon and lunar cycle of the year will focus on the constructive traits of grounded Capricorn. It’s a time for us to focus on Capricorn’s positive traits such as being goal orientated, practicality, reliable, disciplined, to focus on our work and career and the foundations and structures in our daily lives.
This Capricorn New Moon occurs tonight at 9:18 PM EST. New Moons are occur when the Sun and Moon join together, blending their energies. Causing the Moon to be in compete darkness as it joins the Sun and recharges its batteries,as one would say for the next lunar cycle.. This New Moon will be at 27° Capricorn. New Moon traditionally are a time for planting seeds of intention, to manifest your dreams, ambitions, goals and projects. It’s also a time to be looking at the future and setting goals. It’s a time to go inward as we the skies are pitch black, it’s about taking an inventory and taking charge of your life. Figuring out what needs tweaking or what you want to achieve in the future. It’s truly a time to set aside a moment or two, to reflect and have a serious contemplation on your life, that will hopefully bring you to an understanding of what focus of growth you want to begin in the upcoming lunar phase and most importantly how you go about reaching these goals.
Capricorn being at 26 degrees, in numerology breaks down to eight. Two plus six equals eight. Eight in numerology is about power in its self, it’s about leadership, business, construction, building and finding a balance. Eight is a Karmic number… You shall reap what you’ve sewn. The eight balances the material and immaterial worlds. This means this is going to be a very powerful and strong New Moon, that will really give us a push to make positive change.
The New Moon that is happening in the earth sign of Capricorn, the sign of the head strong goat, resistant to external change, to stressful situations and circumstances that would bring others to their knees. Capricorn is associated with those born in January, it’s a time to work hard, making do with what you have. It’s a New Year and a time for all to start fresh. It’s a time to get back to work and get serious.
One of Capricorn many talents is that they can get back into the swing of things easily, Capricorn’s are great at focusing on getting back to work, to school and into routine with ease. Capricorn’s are calm, reliable and safe. Capricorn’s are all about doing the right thing, training yourself to deal with hardships and difficulties as they come, it’s about training yourself to do the right thing, to live by the rules, to just get on with things without complaining. Capricorn’s are wonderful at being grateful along with having gratitude for what they have. Capricorn’s energy is about applying yourself, using resources and education to get ahead. The energy is also very grounded, reasonable and very practical. Capricorn is not one to complain and defiantly do not tolerate those who feel they have a sense of entitlement. It’s all is far in Love and War!
On the shadow side of Capricorn is, it can be frustrating with there over dedication to stoicism. No self-pity for earthy Capricorn which sometimes is a downfall as being to emotional cut off and over dedicated can be very harsh and cold. It’s about finding the balance and taking on the positive qualities of this sign to set achievable goals this month and for the year ahead.
One of Capricorn’s “lessons” is that we should take on board is acceptance, responsibility, boundaries and that setting goals for ourselves can allow us to focus on what really matters, that rules can actually offer us freedom by eliminating worry and fear.
This New Moon is about releasing worn-out beliefs in mind. Releasing what must happen before you can move ahead. Making room for the new. A new beginning is upon those who choose to make room for change. This New Moon is about becoming more practical and making long-term commitments, goals and change. We have the chance to create some serious order in our lives. The Capricorn energy forces us to recognize our responsibilities, and realistically nurture our dreams and ambitions.
This New Moon aligns with lovely Venus. Than forms a square to Uranus, and sextiles Mars. If there wasn’t a better time for us to realize that we need to break away from old, outdated patterns of thinking and doing so that we can move forward authentically and for our highest best good. Because Venus is involved (like she is in all 3 lunations this month with the Full Moon we had on the 1st, New Moon today and Full Moon Eclipse on 31st). Love, money and relationships (Love, Business and financial partnerships) will be a major focus for us, especially in regards to transformation and positive change. Venus will also advocate that diplomacy and kindness is the way to move forward with our goals and desires. However Uranus in Aries may not appreciate this softness and feels less comfortable with this idea as it squares the New Moon. This means some of us may tend to lean towards being impulsive and restlessness whilst others are overly focused on security and safety. This New Moon, we may need to master and push past whatever is our particular blockage, whatever makes us feel vulnerable, to gain an edge on our own growth. With wild, unpredictable Uranus in the mix, you may find yourself wanting to move forward but feeling held back by some restrictive outside or inner force. Not to fear, Mars will assist you in finding the will and drive to push through these hurdles and to take action!
By Andy Jackman xx
Do you ever see the same repeated numbers everywhere you look? Lately whether it is on my clock, the bus route, on a receipt, my heart rate on my fit bit today and most other days 111 BPM , I keep seeing 111. Even the date today is 11/1/18, hence why I thought it great day to write a little blurb about the number 111! These numbers aren’t coincidences, they are messages from the universe inviting us to be an example of positive change, especially for people who are known as light workers.
Lets start from the beginning. In numerology, numbers hold a certain vibration and a certain power behind them, some more than others. 111, well this number carries the combined attributes and energies of the number 1 and the master number 11. Oh La La! 111 is one of the most powerful numbers in numerology, as each number is not as special as others, and this crazy cool combination has special powers, including manifestation and magic.
OK let me give you a quick run down of each number..
The number 1 in numerology or if your birth number is 1 (Mine is) is known for being unique, independent and very assertive. The number 1 also resonates with qualities of new beginnings, moving forward, motivation, inspiration and most importantly self-leadership. Number 1 is a very positive number.
The number 11 in numerology, is hands down one of the most powerful karmic master numbers there is. This number vibrates at a level of spiritual awakening and enlightenment. This number resonates with our inner calling, our own inspiration, our sensitivity, our intuition and self-expression. This master number helps those who want to connect with their higher self, to learn about the spiritual world, manifestation, to get clarity on their life purpose or your souls mission in this life time.
When these two numbers are combined together, not only do they fuse their own energies together, they explode with nothing but power! 111 has a history of being associated with the way we think manifest. It’s about watching your thoughts, words, actions and ideas. It’s about being aware of how you think and feel, and we all know how the Law of Attraction works. 111 is strongly linked up to manifesting our dreams and connecting with the divine. When you are continually seeing repetitive 1, 11, 111 it’s a time to give yourself a tune up and watch your thoughts, having positive thoughts will quickly manifest your dreams into a reality.
111 is giving us a wonderful opportunity to expand. It means the gates are open for us and we are ready to receive. You should monitor your thoughts carefully and only think about what you want, and for some, what you don’t want, like debt, pain, blockages in connecting to the divine.
Many also claim, such as Doreen Virtue, Kyle grey and other metaphysical leaders that the number 111 is a message from your higher – self, Angels, master teachers, Ascendant Masters or your spirit guides. It is the ideal time to make use of this manifestation gift and open lines of connection to the divine. You can ask your angels, guides, master teachers, higher self what they are trying to tell you. Sit quietly and simply ask, have faith and watch, listen and feel for any impressions, tingling, gut feelings you get, it could come to you in a dream, as an idea, as a thought, even to simply take a left turn rather than a right on the way home one day.
The biggest message for this number is, that it is so important to pay special attention to your thoughts to help manifest your desires. The thoughts you are thinking are manifesting at record speed. It is the ideal time to make use of this manifestation magic.
Some key points to remember
- Use your inner wisdom and intuition to guide you.
- 111 is a number that will help you bring out the best in yourself , it will also give you a boost and point you in the right direction to further make progress on your life path.
- Use positive affirmations during this period and have an optimistic attitude to make the most of the number 111.
- This is a time when you think it.. Boom it manifest into form.
- Focus only upon your desires and not upon your fears.
- Keep your thoughts, emotions , actions, and words positive, from a place of love and light!
- focus on the blessing and abundance you have, like attract like.
- it’s extra important to keep your thoughts focused upon your desires, dreams and what you want to bring into your life.
- Remember, you are literally in touch with the divine, be excited!
- It’s all about the frequencies you are admitting out, the universe matches this and responds, so stay positive!
- Another great way to use this magic is to focus your thoughts on something that is contributing to the healing, saving, growth and nurturing of this beautiful world.
Remember everyone, when you consistently see the number 111. It also means it’s time to take action! It is a call from source, the creator, God, the Universe, your guides, the Angels whomever is your higher power its letting you know they arrived and its time for you as a light worker to step up and do the job you love and are meant to do. Be a leader, spread some happiness and love, it helps to raise your vibration. Be a leader or inspiration in this beautiful world we live in. You are the light, and gratitude is the best attitude to have, and shift your vibes to a happy, loving and positive feel.
By Andy J xx
Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius!
On the 8th August we see a partial luna eclipse. Luna and solar eclipse are potent as their effects can last up to 6 months. The last one we experienced was in February of this year. Now this month we have two lots of eclipse here in August. How exciting!
A little background on eclipses. lunar eclipses are massive full Moons. As the Earth moves and rotates it comes between the Sun and the Moon, thus resulting in blocking the Sun’s light and a shadow being cast on the Moon. This shadow of an eclipse is not total, it is partial, so it is not fully dark. So we will only see a small portion of the moon go dark.
Full Moons are known too brings things to crisis point or a climax. With the shadow of the earth sweeping across part of this Full Moon, it can symbolize the unconscious part of our self. lunar eclipses are great for bringing to Light the hidden shadow areas of our self and our life that are not being looked at ( much to people’s dismay). What has been surfacing within you of late? have you been grumpy, snappy or moody? maybe its your soul trying to tell you something, sit in silence and listen!
Something to remember, Eclipses are not by their own nature good or bad. If you cringe at the thought of Full Moons and Eclipse bringing things to light, or things we tend to push down deep inside, maybe its time to stop twisting fate and accept what needs to be changed. Yes, they can sweep in stir things up but they also move things forward in your life! Eclipse’s can be dramatic and can be both exhilarating and scary.
It’s important to think about the signs involved too and what they represent. As we have the Sun in playful Leo and the Moon in humanity Aquarius. This Leo/Aquarius Axis like with all oppositions, gives us an opportunity, you can either focus on what divides or work together to create unity out of polarity.
The Sun is shining Leo energy down onto the Moon in Aquarius. The Sun in Leo is energised, fun, loving. It’s really fiery and playful, and now the Moon is picking up on this energy. However Aquarius is a sign that loves being of service, its humanitarian its intellect, it’s using the other side of your brain and thinking outside the box. Its forward and very future orientated.
So now this Moon will shower us here on earth with this Aquarian energy. We will feel that we need to help others, be of service, doing positive things for people. A window will be opening up and we get a chance to really help someone out, to really help others that are suffering.
Aquarius rules the realm of the collective rather than the individual (Like Leo). This eclipse will help expand your energy and think about what’s good for everyone,
So some of you may experience issues or awkwardness around fitting in or not during this eclipse. Questions can come up at this time like where do I belong? Who do i feel comfortable to team up with? However the uncertainty of fear of comparing yourself and over thinking if other people don’t get who you are, and what you are trying to achieve.
The Sun shines bright when it is in Leo, It illuminates and beams down on you like you are center stage.The Sun finds it hard to shine in Aquarius because it has to share the limelight. Leo energy is creative, energetic, passionate! This aspect of the eclipse is about finding and revealing your identity, unearthing your unique skills and talents, helping you shed old fears and encourages you to discover what makes you ‘you’.
Yes we will be showered with humanitarian energy, and creative loving Leo energy along with having an opportunity to help others and guess what this is an eclipse the effects of this will last 6 months so thank you God and the Universe for giving the world a chance to look out for others. To help others heal, we will take more care of each other, it will come naturally and without trying or forcing. How refreshing is this change!
So this Lunar Eclipse the question is, are you ready to shine bright, ready to use your positive qualities to help others, share your natural talents with the world, and make a difference?
Have you tried a Full Moon Ritual Full Moon Ritual
Happy Full Moon Day
The Full Moon happens in the sign of Capricorn this month. This months Full Moon is going to be a very beautiful, positive transformative Full Moon. This Moon has Pluto sitting right next to it and it has the potential to be life changing.
A Full Moon is when the Sun is exact opposite the Moon at 180 degrees. A Full Moon astrology speaking highlights opposing forces or polarities in our life. Areas can include our home life, work life, our needs, wants and especially our emotional needs verses what our egos want. As the lunar cycle reaches its fullest on the 09/07/2017 our emotions and insists reach their peak, ever felt a tad loony oar emotional responsive around a Full Moon? Full Moons are known to heighten sensitivity that can lead and create inner tension and external pressure that result in a crisis and can drain your energy or heighten it. However with all this new found emotional power and strength, the key is to use it, along with your intuition and the energy and traits of the Moons position in a certain star sign to overcome any challenges. Subconscious awareness during this period allows for an objective and balanced look at your life and your personal relationships.
This July 9th full moon at 17°09′ Capricorn is only one degree away from Pluto. This trasnformative, healing planet of power and intensity transmutes healing and lessons through the process of destruction and renewal. As emotions are already high during a full Moon they are about to even more all powerful and somewhat all consuming this week. Can you feel the energy building already? As far as Full Moons go this one will be as powerful as they can get.
Moon conjunct Pluto brings such deep and intense feelings to the surface that they can overwhelm you. You may become obsessed about your feelings and have trouble focusing on anything else. Dreams, visions, psychic impressions or intuitive insights may have a profound influence on your mood.
Sun in Cancer opposing the Moon in Capricorn makes the Moon/ Pluto alignment more challenging.
because of the relationship tension it creates. The battles you have with other people can mirror your own inner conflict as you try to reconcile differences between what you want versus what you need.
Sun opposite Pluto brings a crisis either with self-esteem, a relationships or an event. This may be due to a self-destructive character trait such as addiction, spying or stubbornness. In relationships, you may be the subject of, or the perpetrator of, manipulation, jealousy, domination or spying. Events may include the breakdown of an appliance or car, theft, violence, or the destruction of possessions by people or natural disaster.
Full Moon occurs with the Cancer Sun in opposition to the Moon in Capricorn. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time—a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
The Cancer-Capricorn polarity concerns the balance between the private life, domesticity, the need for a home base, and nurturance (represented by Cancer) versus the public life, career, reputation, and accountability (represented by Capricorn). Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer, while achievements and rewards/punishments are ruled by Capricorn. In some ways, this polarity deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love. Cancer encourages us to value our home base and our roots, while Capricorn persuades us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility along public or professional lines. While Cancer may be content to be dependent, Capricorn urges us to be grown-up and responsible. Cancer represents the origin, and Capricorn represents the goal. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about balancing our commitment to our career and families. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them.
The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between roots and direction. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is fresh, unrefined, and not particularly rational as yet.
“The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you, the Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting.”
Direction is more important than speed. ”Become aware of what your intention is. What your dreams are. Nurture them. The details have a tendency of manifesting at the right time.
“Abraham Hicks “
The universe can only pick up blissfulness and happiness connected with the oneness and the source! It’s connected with joy, acceptance, love and forgiveness for example. It really picks up these vibrations and speeds the process of manifesting what we want. Get rid of sorrow, fear, worry and hate.. all these negative ego based emotions confuse the universe and we delay to manifest!
To choose and bring your consciousness to a place of happiness and acceptances, of what is and what will be, Will bypass all the turmoil and grief! So let’s get on and get moving in a positive direction and get in a state of bliss!
Choose today to be happy! It’s no body else responsibility for your own happiness but you! Wake up in the morning and decide what day you will have .Be aware and conscious, don’t just go through a day for the sake of it. Choose today to begin the journey of happiness and put out to the universe what you want to manifest.
Some examples of personal mantras
Today is going to be a great day!
Work will be happy busy. It will be happy and productive.
I will accomplish everything I need to, stress free and have lots of time for me and my loved ones.
Everything is going to work out the way it needs to.
Work on manifesting small miracles in your day.. like a cup of coffee, or that boss just drives you crazy just leaves you alone to do your work peacefully. Start small, hold the thought of intent and the happiness behind it and happy manifesting!
By Andy J xx
Where intention goes energy flows!
What a powerful statement I heard last night, and this got me thinking to the life events that have unfolded before my eyes over the past six weeks! I unexpectedly apply for a home loan, got accepted within two weeks. I than had a blessing when a friends mother was selling her beach side home in my price range and now 5 weeks later I am practically an official home owner of my dream house ( finalizing the building reports and bank). I had held the intention of manifesting this so strong, even through all the bumps in the road I knew what my goal was and I kept a positive mind.. well most days, i had to ground myself in hard times but i still kept the faith. I smiled in times when i wanted to break down and cry, but my vision was clear and in the back of my head i knew ” What you think and feel you become and manifest”. My Mother said – Andy why are you stressing about circumstance and situations that have not even happened, whats the point of wasting your happiness and energy on things you have no control over. At that point i released my energy and focus was on the negative. “what if i don’t get this, have enough money, what if im declined or i don’t find home”. Her words than clicked, a huge Aha moment and i changed my thoughts and attitude and well the results were life changing for the positive. Thanks Mum, the Universe and the law of attraction!
Where intention goes energy flows!
Where intention goes energy flows. The result of what you focus and hold your energy and intention on, whether it is Bad or good is what you will manifest!
Holding an intention is powerful! hold it for as long as you can, feel the emotions and gratitude behind it, Envision it. There is a place inside of all of us where conscious expansion lives! Find it, thank it and work on and with it!
Thank your mind , tell yourself “I’m going to get results I want ” If you hold the intent long enough with purpose, emotion, compassion and gratitude and believe it so, it will be!
If there is something in your life that you want, or something you can shift or change, to expand or drop away what would it be? What might it be? Abundance, health, wealth, travel, happiness,relationships?
What vibes and intentions are you throwing up and out to the universe? What vibration are you sending? Close your eyes and take a minute! Think about it? What was the first thought or feeling that came to mind? Remember…
Where intention goes energy flows!
By Andy J xx
I bet you have heard before the saying, ” have you found your tribe yet” well in this crazy, hectic, social media filled world its hard not to want to be part of something bigger than yourself. These days there is more spiritual “tribes” and religions around that its hard to figure out what one do you feel more comfortable and connect with.
Spirituality has so many definitions and meaning to each person that one is not more important than the other, so how can you incorporate your curiosity, creativity and gain wisdom in your life? Here is a guide to increasing awareness and strengthening your relationship with yourself and the wonderful world around you.
- There is not right or wrong way to express yourself.
- Find someone who is in line with your values and that you admire. Let them guide you. Who inspires you? Who drives and motivates you to change and grow for the better? It can be someone of this time or a previous life!
- Use the Moon as a guide. Yes our ancestors before us have been using the Moon as a guide, for rituals, agriculture, manifesting and healing. The Moon controls the tides and water on earth so what makes you think it can’t rule our emotional? our body is made up of 70% water, Use the Moon phases as a guide to helping you through the month, New Moons are for manifesting, Full Moons area time for releasing that which no longer serves a purpose in our life – people, emotions, habits.
- Smudging. Burn some white sage to cleanse your home, office, anything that occupies your personal space. Sage is traditionally been used for healing, cleansing AND PURIFYING and medicinal purposes. Smudging is a great way of dispelling any bad left of energy and negative influences. it’s believed the left over smoke detox and purifies a room,home, object and person.. give it a try!
- Use your intuition instead of your logic. Ever get that ” Gut feeling” when you knew that knot in the pit of your stomach was telling you something than your brain was registering was right.. ” I just had that feeling, The bad feeling wouldn’t ease up, we have an internal compass that guides us, that feeling is the balance between the head and the heart.. start listening you will be surprised on how well it guides you.
- Start off small. If it all seems to much to begin with and nothing seems to resonate with you, take small steps at a time. New belief systems and practices can be overwhelming so take it back a step and do what feels right for you.
- Gratitude. Practicing gratitude is essential key element to a happy life. If you want to read about gratitude and the power it holds read my article here. The power of gratitude
- Complain less! There is no point wasting your time, energy and emotions on situations and circumstances you can’t change.
- Don’t think about the value of money! Stressing about money causes you to attract a negative frequency and it can weigh you down. Simplify your life, do what your heart tells you to do. You can afford a happy, fulfilling life, what brings joy to your life? rather than determining whether it will be cost-effective just do it, don’t deny yourself the pleasures of life because of some monetary detail, don’t base your happiness on a discount. If we focus on the lack in our life, or a price tag you create a barrier of resistance. Don’t make money the guiding principle for what you have or do or your soul happiness, free yourself from placing a price on everything you do and have, try to see the value on everything and not the dollar price after all the world of spirit does not have a dollar price on the actual value of something.
Just remember every moment of your life is an opportunity to start fresh, no one wins or looses as a person and you can always dance to the beat of your own drum.Take every sweet unexpected moment as blessing and enjoy life.
Andy Jackman xx
What is a Birth Chart in Astrology?
At the moment you are born, a frame or portrait of the skies and heaven are reflected in a birth or natal chart. The Sun, Moon and all the planets are documented where their positions are in the skies around Earth, at the moment of your birth. A birth chart reflects the exact angles and certain relations between the Planets and Earth at the time and place of your birth. A birth chart is like an Astrological blue print.
What is an Astrological blue print you ask?? Astrology well… it is the study of that which is beyond the physical. Astrology falls into the category of metaphysics, but the principles of it are, the study of Planets and their connection in relation to energy and its influence on us as humans. Astrology on individuals can be determined my a birth chart and the positions of planets when you are born and this corresponds to a basic archetype of an individual behavior, patterns, character and life.
Life is energy and Astrological birth charts can aid us by, presenting a combination of energies that affect individuals flow, function, development, and possibly a further understanding of one’s life and its cycles, this and along with outlining specific traits, strengths and weaknesses. This is all subjective to the individuals interpretation of the data and how people perceive whats in front of them, as no two people are the same.
To truly understand Astrology and how it relates to yourself and others you must understand the basics and what they represent. This includes the Zodiac signs, The Moon, the Sun, The 12 houses of the Horoscope and how planets represent a different area of our consciousness and subconsciousness.
By Andy Jackman xx
How to create a New Moon Ritual
At each new moon , we can plant seeds for what we want to grow over the next 30 days. It can be literal “seeds” in terms of initiating new activities , meetings , joining a gym, organising importing events or enrolling in a course . Or it can be symbolic ” seeds” , be creating rituals that help to ground our intentions. Through rituals we bring alive the magic forces that help create our intentions and heart desires.
Every New moon that comes around I use it as a checkpoint for my life, an opportunity to think of my hearts desires and as a self-examination of what I want to change and improve within, and around myself. Its like I get to re write a self “to do list”, it’s a mental, emotional and spiritual clean slate.
So new moons are all about
- New beginnings
- New Adventures
- New Endeavor
- New relationships
- Positive changes
- Optimism Hope and Faith
The New Moon is the perfect time to manifest what you wish to have in your life. It is a wonderful time to introduce new beginnings, projects and desires you wish for.
Setting your New Moon Intentions in Motion
I always begin by setting aside some time by myself at night, as its best done closer to when the moon’s power is full force. Don’t stress if this is not an option… you can also do this in the morning, take yourself on a coffee date before work (I swear its written in a scared journal that this ritual is best done with the magic power of a coffee and melting moment cookie and if not I think it’s a new tradition that ill be passing on to anyone that will believe me).
Supplies you Need:
- Pen and coloured felt tip pens (For doodling and drawing magic unicorns and your new dream swim wear)
- Your imagination
Optional supplies (That you would find at my New moon ritual)
- Yummy scented Candle or incense burner, with lavender or peppermint to awaken the third eye and crown chakra,
- Meditation music or relaxing sounds to help block out outside noise and help you unwind and refocus your energy to the task at hand. Or if silence or rock music is what helps you focus, than by all means I have created some very amazing wishes and intentions with Led Zeppelin playing in the background
- Hot chocolate for brain fuel (Because the brain can not store energy, it needs a continuous supply of fuel. As our brains consume 60 percent, or about 450 calories each day of the sugar coursing through our bloodstreams, that’s a justifiable couple of hot chocolates and a candy bar worth of energy)
Traditional ritual Supplies for the old school folks:
- smudge sticks (Cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging)
- meditation music
- Crystal grid and/or alter with objects you find sacred or embody physically the goals you would like to achieve.
Here we go….
- Light one or more candles, maybe create a crystal grid and/or alter with objects you find sacred, or embody physically the goals you would like to achieve like a picture of your camera to help you master photography, a clip of a place you want to visit, a picture of the body you want to achieve ( through the intention of ercercise and diet trudst me there isnt a magic sure for weightloss).
- Center your being and calm yourself in whatever way is appropriate for you. Take some deep cleansing breaths, turn on your meditation music to listen to, and/or leisurely sip on a cup of relaxing hot chocolate or herbal tea.
- Relax, take it slow and let the wish and intentions flow
- write in detail on what you would like to manifest ( it makes it easier to feel like you already have this when you can see it unfolding in your head in detail.)
- Once you have finished writing your list, i what you want to manifest in your life remember that its very important to feel like these items are already yours, feel the emotion behind having them.. Happiness , joy, gratitude, motivated, empowerment, hope and love.
- It is essential that you keep your thoughts positive as this rises your vibrations. The universe responds to your vibrations like a magnet so happy, pleasant positive emotions carry high vibrations, so the universe will respond by giving you high vibrations gifts in return. Say if you want to attract wealth ,you think positive thoughts about money ( even if you don’t have much) and you focus on what you have not on what you don’t have. Same if you constantly give off low vibrations such as anger, impatience, worry, insecurity, blame and any other negative thinking you will attract situations and people that reflect those vibrations, for example when something doesn’t work out and get mad and state ” nothing good every happens to me, or im always the one who gets picked last, no one cares about me, im always get walked over by people, i hate the world” Emotional statements these (especially when you are mad, because you have so much powerful emotion behind saying them) tells the universe thats what yo want and that what you expect so it matches your vibrations. Understand?
- Now this part is important, once you have set your new moon intentions and read over them, you must not over think or stress how they will come to you, no demanding ” why haven’t’ i got my new bike yet”, you need to trust the universe divine timing , if its meant to be it will be, and if you don’t get what you wished for, maybe it was not the right time for you to have it, I know it took me a few months of wishing for a new bike before one day i got to work and my boss had this cute white bicycle sitting in my office , he said he just bought it for his wife and she went for one rife on it and didn’t like cycling and he thought the bike suited me and how much i would enjoy cycling to work instead of waling each day….
- When you do get to experience that magical feeling of crossing off an item off your list don’ forget to thank the universe for bringing it to you, after all the power of gratitude excels your power of manifestation
By Andy Jackman x
It should be noted, to keep in mind that our words and thoughts are vibrations, wether our words or thoughts are created subconsciously in positive or negative manor, so any intentions imagined, stated or written down carry power. So take care to really manifest exactly what you would like, by feeling that vibration. The saying “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” rings true here. And remember.. you are not to manifest anything regarding the free will of another person. So you can’t ask the universe to bring you a certain person, as the another person is involved has their own intentions you cannot control what he/she will do, and you cannot ask the universe to force someone to feel or act a certain way about you. So no trying to ask the universe to make Zac Effron to fall madly in love with you…. SIGH
NEW MOON IN TAURUS
Remember the ancient wisdom of the moon’s magic? Recharge your soul’s mission by embracing this natural energetic state of renewal by using the magic of the New Moon.
This could possibly the most exciting part of the lunar cycle. Wishes, intentions, magical new beginnings.
A new moon signals a time to plant, conceive, create, intend and bring forth on what you wish to manifest into your life. At this time of the New Moon, ideas are coming from the ether, your guides, your higher self and the Universe, and we decide which of them we want to latch onto. We remember that anything is possible.
It’s time to co-create with magic, Bathe your new intentions by the New Moon, merge with a powerful flow of life force energy to bring your dream into manifest form.
This is the time to think about what you do want and don’t think about what you don’t want, it’s a time to plan, write a list take some time to sit and meditate on your desired dreams, tune into your higher self
Taurus is the sign that represents Mother Earth. It’s a grounding earth energy and is aligned with Nature, be open and fertile connect with the Divine energy. Taurus is the fixed, power sign for the element earth , feminine and yin in quality. This New Moon in Taurus is about grounding down, enjoying life,take care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Caring for our friends and family, stability and getting our money situation in order. Taurus embodies peace, so relax and retreat a little, find your inner contentment and satisfaction.
The coming of the Grand Trine and this New Moon in Taurus, formed by planets in all the other earth signs,Sun and Moon in Taurus, Jupiter in Virgo along with the Pluto in Capricorn gives all of us an opportunity to bring a balance of earth energy to our mind, body and souls.
Written By Andy Jackman xx
Full Moon in Scorpio 2016
I can promise you, this moon will be a big one. ..
This month we will experience a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22, 2016. This supercharged Full Moon will amplify our desires. Scorpio is a passionate sign, in everything it touches, self, relationships, work and play and this energy sets the stage for meaningful personal transformation this Full Moon.
Scorpio’s are intense and feel things deeply. So prepare for a Full Moon of extremes. Full Moons often leave us supercharged, some of us have intense dreams, some of us can’t sleep at all, some may have extra energy or become flat, and if you are anything like me you become super sensitive in more ways than one…Even if you don’t follow astrology one can’t deny that energy is charged up and you at one point in your life you have felt different when a Full Moon approaches.
The passionate, dramatic intense waters of Scorpio seem to be in direct opposition to our practical drive to survive this Full Moon and this can cause tension between our inner and outer worlds, causing some of us to reach a breaking point. Have you felt the pull and push of late?
Full Moons are like axis that balance’s the energy between the Moon and the Sun, the balance of the yin and the yang, our job during this period is find a balance whilst everything is at it’s fullest extreme. Trying to juggle these cosmically opposed forces and find a balance of our receptive and the expressive self.
The Sun is in Taurus during this Moon phase and will act as an anchor this week to help hold us to our current path without getting to lost in the paradigms of Venus romantic influence who is dancing alongside wild Uranus. These comic influences will strike a chord in our personal desires as our personal relationships become an experimental playing field as this Scorpion Full Moon bring up desires of strong intense desires, emotional and sexual running deep in our conscious.
The Moon is where our feelings live and when the Moon is full, feelings and energy can be at their peak. Be cautious of emotional discontentment, as this is a time where past feelings can stir and rise up, so fight the urges to be moody, snappy, suspicious and secretive. By giving into these negative emotions can block your very heightened creative energy, so just stop.. breath.. and don’t feed the negative emotions any more fuel!! Happy, powerful creative thinking is what needs to be practiced during this Full Moon.
This Moon will propel us forward in delving into the deep mysteries of our hearts and will also allow us to follow our heart with decisive action. This Full Moon the Universe is waking us up to our deepest, highest desires, it will also give us a nudge and the potential to achieve our desires and the courage to go after them. Scorpio’s don’t just settle, they go big or not at all, so this Moon is challenging each and every one of us to Go Big.
Full Moons are a time that bring closure to matters, big and small. During this moon, it is time to stop talking and start doing, we need to rely on our actions to say what needs to be said. The Full moon in Scorpio’s energy will shine a light onto anything hidden, on parts of us that we choose to lock away and ignore the most, parts of our self we never act on or heal, sometimes so much so that it’s time to stop the doubting self – talk and start the doing, start healing.
Death and rebirth is the theme of the week (Not in a physical sense). We cannot receive the new in our life until we purge the old, old pattern’s and emotions that no longer serve you along with releasing old energy, send it all to the light for transmutation. It is good for focusing and doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings.
There is great energy this month to complete things that may not of received your full attention last month. Maybe you felt to scattered or the energy did not feel right at the time?! the good news is.. you will have the means and strength to focus on these certain areas and complete what needs to be done.
~ So this Full Moon ~
It’s truly a time to go big or not at all!
Don’t give into the tension, and there is no mistake there will be tension, internal and externally!
It’s time to step outside your comfort zone, Be Courageous!!
You are being asked to feel this Moon, instead of thinking, and to ACT instead of think.
Forge ahead as this Full Moon you will have a very strong sense of purpose.
Solving mysteries and getting to the root of the issue!
Death and Rebirth, Purge the old and make way for the New!!
Purging intense emotional matters that no longer serve you, such as obsession, shame or guilt.
Intensity, extremes, physic awareness and a heightened sensitivity.
Written By Andy Jackman xx
As the New Moon approaches us have you ever sat and wondered what people are talking about when they mention the “New Moon” and no it’s not a book in the Twilight series I am talking about.
The “New Moon” is the start of the lunar cycle. The new lunar cycle occurs approximately once every 29 days. This is a time when the Moon, Sun and Earth, Moon are roughly positioned in a line, with the Moon sitting between the Earth and the Sun. This is why you can’t see the moon hovering in the night sky. This is often referred to ( and not just by Pink Floyd) as the dark side of the moon.
This “Dark moon” in many cultures such as the Hebrew and Chinese, represents the start of the calendar month. The first day of the new moon is considered to be the finest day to begin undertaking any new project or task or in many belief systems it is the time to plant a seed of what you want to grow in your life. Making a wish, a promise or to set an intention is a common practice. It is believed that as the moon grows, that your goal or intention will too …
We are still in that 48 hour time zone where New Moon wishes and intentions can create abundance. Make those wishes count. When you harness the energy with the power of pure intention, the universe is ready to manifest miracles. A great moon mantra to use to raise your vibrations and create positive mind set is “I see the New Moon and the New Moon sees me, I wish for abundance to come to me.” and Feel and imagine like what you intend on manifesting or wishes for as already yours..
Remember the Law Of Attraction states you attract what you think and feel. So the question is… Do you believe in magic ?
By Andy Jackman x
Happy Wishing x
Thursday, January 10th, 2019.
The Moon is in Pisces.
The Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune.
The Moon is in Pisces and this Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune. Now Neptune is the watery planet of dreams, psychic ability, intuition and creativity, and is much the same energy as watery Pisces and the Moon. Today expect your psychic openness and capacity to “tune in” to be off the raider.
As the Moon passes through dreamy Pisces along with the help of Neptune your dreams and ideas are support, especially in regards to inner growth and development. Pisces Moon days can leave us feeling like we are in a haze, you may want to take a nap, call in sick from work to curl up and day-dream. It’s a day to get lost in a book or just work on creative projects. The Moon and Neptune offer us passive, intuitive and deeply emotional energies. We are very in tune with the vibrations around us, picking up on others energies and we’re psychically and intuitive very open now. Take some personal time and mediate today, do your tarot cards, write down inspirational ideas that come to you in your eyes mind or dreams. If you are an artist today is your day, you will have all the universes support. We also may feel vulnerable and sensitive than usual. Remember this as you interact with others, take people’s words and actions with a grain of salt.
Have a Magical day!
Andy J x
Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Jupiter in Sagittarius sesquiquadrates Uranus in Aires.
The Aquarius Moon forms a sextile Uranus.
The Moon then enters Pisces.
Good Morning, How did everyone’s day go yesterday with all that intense energy floating around? If words were said, today is the day to let go of resentment, frustrations and apologize if needed. Let it go and move on with the day.
Jupiter in Sagittarius sesquiquadrates Uranus in Aires. Jupiter’s transit in Sadge will be a long-term affair. Today marks the first of three for this year, we experience another in June then again in October. Expect some tension between the planet of expansion, abundance, excess and the cheeky rebel and revolutionary planet. The tense nature of this aspect could create overly excess energies of self-righteousness, relentlessness, over spending, general over doing and working, overly offending others and taking action without thinking of the consequences. Watch for the taking on of impractical ventures and projects especially if it is on a whim. Jupiter/ Uranus influence is not all doom and gloom it reminds us that taking on too many new projects/ goals/dreams all at once (This is generated by Jupiter’s overly excitable and expansive nature) As this excess energy can overload us and weigh us down, that in turn affects our freedom and relations and life in general.
The Aquarius Moon forms a sextile Uranus, another unpredictable energy that could create some randomness and surprises for us today, so expect the unexpected. Uranus loves to throw us unexpected curve balls so it is a great day to pay attention to any unusual ideas or conversations that come your way. As the day progress the Moon leaves quirky Aquarius and enters Pisces. This will leave us wanting to take a step back from it all, we may get lost in day dreams or find ourselves wanting a nap or to go home early. Tonight take some time out to work on your meditation and spiritual practices, get lost in your imagination, have a glass of wine and get lost in a good book or create art.
Happy Hump Day!
Andy j x
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.
Mercury in Capricorn squares Mars in Aries.
The Moon is n Aquarius.
Last week Mercury the planet that rules they way we think and communicate entered the serious sign of Capricorn. Today as Mars and Mercury square each other there will be tension and friction felt in the way we handle and communicate with others. Mars represents our inner warrior, it’s the planet that represent action. It also at times can be aggressive, fiery, impulsive and argumentative. This is especially true as Mars is in its home sign of feisty Aires, so don’t be to surprised if today you find yourself going from 0 to 100 with frustration in regards to the way you think and communicate. This aspect is great if you need a confidence boost or a need to assert yourself but be warned do so with awareness. Avoid heated conflict and being impulsive, and at the same time try to be quick to forgive those who come across too quick to argue or draw to mislead conclusion.
The Moon is still in the quirky sign of Aquarius, meaning you will internally be able to think objectively. You will have the ability to overcome most obstacles this Mercury/Mars aspect throws at you with a fair and just mind. However with such a quick-witted mind you must watch out and think things thoroughly before you open your mouth, otherwise it may cost you today friends.
Have a great day and remember think before you speak.. or react!
Andy J x
Monday, January 7th, 2019.
Venus enters Sagittarius.
The Moon enters Aquarius.
Today begins with the Moon now moving into in unusual quirky Air sign of Aquarius. This is perhaps a much-needed break from the serious weekend full of serious and solitary energy of the New Moon and Solar Eclipse. Today you will feel more inclined to engage with others, spark up new and interesting conversations and start to think outside the square.
We have big News today as Venus leaves behind Scorpio and enters expansive optimistic Sagittarius. Shifting the Goddess of Love and Beauty from a deep emotional water energy to fire and expansive energy, from yin to yang, from overly intense to more Light hearted and fun. It will remain in Sadge until February the 3rd. Keep in mind that Venus represents and rules over our personal values, money, beauty and our perspective on Love and relationships of all kinds.Venus in Sagittarius loves to explore, expand and travel! Venus in Sadge loves to connect with others, to travel, to learn and to teach, especially if it has to do with other people’s cultures. Most of all Venus in Sagittarius loves to be independent and free. As Venus transit through this sign, expect to find yourself wanting more exciting and adventurous romantic encounters. We are able to open our eyes to a more positive, hopeful, adventurous and expansive view regarding Love, money, beauty, and our values. You will take pleasure in seeking the truths of your relationships and be more upbeat and open in matters of the heart and relationships. You may also find that you may offer yourself more freely in matters of the heart.
However we must remember the shadow side of Venus in Sagittarius. It’s important that during this transit that you watch yourself, over spending, your words and actions, as you may become more straightforward and perhaps a little too blunt or irrational. You may also find that as you approach love you may be over giving yourself freely and not caring of the consequences of others emotions as you flirt and spark up several fun-loving relationships. Try not to think the grass is always greener elsewhere. Venus in Sadge wants to leave behind complex and complicated situations and relationships for a more open, optimistic and direct connection. Its energy is also connected with not having the stamina to commit to things and see them through.Commitment could be an issue this month.
Andy J x
Monday November 19th, 2018.
Mars in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Mars in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagittarius! This square aspect between the planet that represents our drive and ego and the planet of abundance and luck is going to stir up some tension today. As Mars who represents our inner drive, attitude and will power clashes with our optimism, ego and expansion, watch out for being triggered, agitated and riled up easily today! These two energies combining means we have tendencies to overdo, over react and become very restless. The energy can go from 0 – 100 in an instant and quick tempers and fast tongue never ends up serving us well. With Mars squaring Jupiter today, we may be competitive, protective, excitable, overactive or hyper responsive to any given situation today. If you feel yourself getting agitated or annoyed easily take a breath and walk away, it is not worth creating tension today
This energy however is good for action, enthusiasm and initiation. Need an extra boost at work? A Home? Use the energy wisely to be task orientated and focused. Nonetheless, there is a fine line between firmly chasing your dreams and, not taking down and destroying those in your way for selfish reasons. It’s especially not OK to criticize those who feel and think differently to you today dear ones!
Today remember to..
- Think before you speak.
- Don’t over do or over spend.
- Watch out for becoming reactive, restless and impulsive.
- Mind your temper.
- Try to focus less on what we ” think ” we need to be doing and making sure we don’t lose sight of what is possible.
Andy J x
Pulling at your Heart and your Mind
Friday, November 16th, 2018.
Early this morning, Venus the planet of love and beauty turns direct in the sign of Libra. Making the planet of love and beauty one of two of the most influential planets in our sky today. Since early October our love, relationships, finances as well as our ability to turn inwards has been out of whack and under a microscope, as well as our ability to understand our most personal values which has also been under a microscope. Over the coming weeks as Venus stations direct you will be able to make the necessary changes to improve these areas of your life. Now, as we move forward you can breathe a sigh of relief. Being in its home sign of Libra expect your diplomacy in love and relationships to return as your seek out a balanced and harmonious atmosphere. Gradually over the next few weeks expect your relationships and finances to move forward more easily. Clarity and confidence will emerge again in our social and love life. As Venus returns from her journey in the deep shadows, you along with many others have been facing your shadows and fears around love, self – love, money and your own self-worth and values. I hope during Venus retrograde you had time to reflect and focus on yourself and your own need’s or perhaps you had a chance to heal and reflect on your part in any dramas of your love lives and financial situations. Consider what you have learned since early October and you should be able to understand the adjustments that my be needed.
Have a great Friday!
Andy J x
Wednesday November 14th, 2018
The Moon is in Aquarius.
Today is relative quiet cosmically speaking.The Moon continues its transit of quirky Aquarius! Aquarius is the humanitarian sign that’s all about bringing everyone together, make a point to seek out people you don’t generally engage with today. Break out of old mold’s, try something new or challenging. When the Moon is in Aquarius the energy is very spontaneous and our imagination,thought process will be stimulated under this influence! The mood is invigorating, our progressive, inventive, and innovative side will shine through so embrace and embark on a new journey or even a new way of approaching life or a problem. The best thing you can take from Aquarius is maintaining objectivity enough to begin the process of understanding.
Today, it’s a wonderful day to just be the quirkiest version of yourself, to get together with friends, and engage in interesting conversations or experience, test the status quo!
Happy Hump Day!
Andy J x
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Sun in Scorpio is moving towards a semi-square to Saturn in Capricorn.
The Moon moves out of Capricorn and into Aquarius.
As you wake up today, the morning energy building may leave you feeling anxious and stressed! As the Sun in Scorpio is moving towards a semi-square to Saturn in Capricorn! As this building tension and friction is arising between our conscious self and the lord of karma and master teacher we will be faced with conflicting and harsher energies!Responsibility along with frustrations and limitations will arise today leaving us feeling unsettled. The key for today is to breath and mindful! This is not a day to be controlling however it is a day to control your own reactions and responses so that you are able to answer reasonably rather than react in situations you face.
The Moon moves out of Capricorn and into Aquarius. Meaning we will start to detach from society, old patterns of thinking and feeling and what people call the “Norm”. Break out of your normal routines and unhealthy patterns that hold you back. Engage with the unusual or misunderstood today, as it will help you to open up surprise conversations and activities. Use the influence of this objective Aquarius Moon to break free of bad habits and old toxic ways of thinking and being. Today try to be more rebellious and spontaneous.. To a degree!
Andy J xx
Monday 12th November 2018.
The Moon is in Capricorn .
The Moon then forms a square to Venus in Libra.
Good Morning and happy Monday. Today the Moon is in Capricorn. When the Moon is in Capricorn we are very much self motivated to achieve our dreams.The realization that we have to work hard to reach these goals is very present in our thoughts today and we take leadership. Structure and organisation will be high priority today especially in regards to work, career and our reputation! Nothing comes for free in life and therefore you have to set a goal, and work hard to achieve that goal.
The Moon then forms a square to Venus in Libra. Venus being in its home sign of Libra is all about love, relationships, harmony and beauty. However Venus is currently in retrograde and this means all these areas are a little twisted and backwards at the moment. You may find that old past lovers and old friends are reappearing on the scene. Perhaps your current relationships are twisted or being tested at the moment and that you maybe reevaluating your values or reacquainted with something or someone of value. During this retrograde its important is a time to reconnect with our inner self and find out what’s important to us. Lucky for us with The Moon in Capricorn , our inner focus can pay more attention to the details of our relationships and therefore make them work!
Have a great Monday!
Andy J x