By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone
Contributing writers for Wake Up World
As we reach the climax of a very intense energy cycle, the current planetary alignments are reflecting such paradoxical experiences that we are asked once again to remain trusting of the evolutionary process; to slow down and see the bigger picture.
Later this month the Sun will make strong connections to three other planets, which will bring the experiences of the events of the last three months into clearer focus and support our process of conscious creation.
Let’s look at how the current planetary alignments are reflecting our evolution.
Mars in Sagittarius Oppose Venus in Taurus
Whenever Mars and Venus oppose each other in the sky we can expect to experience relationship conflicts. The nature of these two planets is directly linked with how we inwardly and outwardly relate to ourselves and then each other. Because, we learn about ourselves through our relationships we will be extra sensitive with each other during this time. On a karmic level, this alignment brings the Full Moon into even more powerful influence, as Mars will be making a total conjunct to the Moon.
The Full Moon always reflects a full tide; the bodily fluids of the Earth (oceans) and the human (blood) are increased. When the planets of action (like Mars) move through the Full Moon, it can signify unexpected and unpredictable situations. It will help to be extra aware of our choices, and take time to relax and be still.
At this point in our evolution, our individual and collective identities are shifting and we are doing the work towards embodying new ways of being — ways that are free from the old fear and disempowerment routine. We are opening up new doorways of experience and seeing ourselves and each other in more heartfelt and soulful ways. Our joy and sense of abundance is in intrinsically linked together, and as we learn to trust our nature and express ourselves from that place, we not only create excitement and joyful experiences but we ‘hold the flag’ for others around us to be inspired — literally helping to raise the collective vibration.
Jupiter in Virgo Oppose Neptune in Pisces Square Saturn in Sagittarius
The theme of the Full Moon as we have become to experience is filled with extremes and polarities — great clarity followed by chaos and crisis — and the experience of each polarity brings us some very tough energetic challenges. This is a very sensitive time for our awareness and aspects of our soul’s journey can be tough to emotionally process, and deal with.
From an astrological perspective Saturn is offering the context for this experience to happen for us. Saturn (ruled by Capricorn) reflects the boundary between the conscious and unconscious awareness of one’s self. At its deepest level, the energy reflected by these current astrological alignments is flushing out beliefs and emotional karmic patterns that we have not yet resolved, helping to open up the psyche in a very profound way.
It is important to remain balanced in this time, to focus and be present in what is happening for you at the moment. This is a difficult process we’re collectively going through, but this phase will pass and we will return to calmer energetic waters.
The Earth Trine
Helping us to find stability and direction, and to take steps toward pursuing that purpose, the Earth Trine is bringing to us much need groundedness during a time in which everything else seems chaotic and unstable. The Earth Trine is formed when planets make 120° angles to each other in the Earth signs; the signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
It is important to remember, this time is marked by great change and unpredictable movement. Dealing with the nature of change can be challenging because we find security in consistency. Our conscious sense of self requires the attachment to be able to deal with the ebb and flow that is the cosmic flow.
What the Earth Trine offers us at this time is groundedness; the awareness that in order to deal with constant changes of directions and unpredictability, we have to learn how to stay still. Finding the stillness in the bluster of change and chaos helps us to lessen feelings of confusion or loss we may feel, and keep us focused on what is important to us. To work with these energies and not be overwhelmed by them, holding space for ourselves and being patient (but persistent) is key.
This is a powerful time to master our challenges, grow in awareness, embody our soulful selves, and bring the best of ourselves to each situation. With the support of the Earth Trine, the Full Moon offers us incredible potential to rewrite our collective and individual trauma. We do this by being honest with our innermost thoughts and feelings, by being still with our inner sense of self and the karmic pains we carry, and often repeat in patterns, habits and relationships. By becoming intimate with our innermost self, we become empowered to choose our state of being, to acknowledge and heal our pain, re-shape our relationships (to our reality and the people we share it with), and literally create new ways of being.
The Full Moon Message
Contained in the natural law of “As above, so below. As within, so without”, everything we seek to know is revealed to us. Every action and reaction is a reflection of one’s internal beliefs and values. They can be well disguised beneath layers of mental ideas, habits and rationalizations, but if we are truly honest with ourselves we will be able to trace each action back to a core value or belief that we hold true for ourselves.
We have all heard the saying that “actions speak louder than words”. It is now time to walk the walk of our truth consciously and with intention and we do that by living from the outside in; by acting then reflecting. By putting our new beliefs and values into action we are given the insights needed about the internal distortions we need to purify from our psyche.
Over the course of our personal evolution, at times we lose track of the true beauty of the process. And yet, that process is exactly what we have incarnated for. It is life! We are here to live and grow and evolve. We are all in a state of becoming our unique purpose, and with that the totality of being is exploring itself, though the diversity of our paths as we navigate our way back to total oneness. In other words, there is no wrong way — we all end up at the same destination. We are all birthed into the world to experience our individual manifestation of our desires, and then we return.
So if we truly wish to be aligned with our highest purpose and truest desires, we must embody that direction in our actions. In our lives. It’s through our actions that our dreams manifest into physical reality. When we consciously align our lives to our purpose, dreams and desires, we begin to explore the path toward creating them. As we embed this focus into our reality, we begin to explore ourselves and gain insights and experiences that help us toward what we are seeking. And although we may not see the whole path ahead of us, through the natural law of attraction, we know that we are provided with exactly what we need in every moment to walk our path of truth.
Take this time to open up the boundaries and limitations you have imposed on yourself, and allow yourself the freedom to explore. It is time to live in pursuit of what we love rather than avoidance of what we fear.
Are you ready for a real shift in consciousness?
Boundless expansion and infinite blessings,
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 10 years. Together with his partner and co-founder of Raising Vibrations, Jennifer Langstone, their work is rooted in helping souls de-condition the self and empower the soul into making new conscious choices. Through their website, Raising Vibrations, and the consulting services they offer, Simon and Jennifer share their thoughts and insights and, using the powerful tool of evolutionary astrology, help and guide others to find their own spiritual paths, live authentically in the moment and understand ways they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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You can also learn more about evolutionary astrology in these articles:
- Cleaning the Lens – an Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology
- Understanding Your Sun and Moon Signs in Astrology
- The Astrology of Relationships – Understanding Mars and Venus in Your Birth Chart
- Evolutionary Astrology – Understanding Our Ancestral Timeline
- Saturn Return – The Cycle of Maturation
- Understanding Mercury Retrograde in Astrology
- Saturn in Sagittarius — Exploring Humanity’s Limitations and Potentials
- Introduction to ‘Uranus Opposition’ in Astrology – The Call to Awaken the Higher Self
… Or check out these recent lunar-cycle energy updates:
- New Moon in Taurus – Releasing the Fears of the Mind and Trusting the Call of Intuition
- Full Moon in Scorpio – Revealing Reality and Changing Our Core Beliefs
- New Moon in Aries – Giving Life to Our New Inner Reality