May 15th, 2018
By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone
Contributing writers for Wake Up World
In recent months, we have been through an intense process of aligning ourselves more closely to our true destiny. Most recently, as part of this process of alignment, the energy of the last lunar cycle has facilitated the reshaping of how we see the stories of our past instead of allowing the stories of our past to shape how we see ourselves, our lives, and the future we are creating. This part of the re-shaping process peaked with the Full Moon in Scorpio on April 29th, at which time we began to better understand the direction unfolding in our lives, and therefore, feeling more trusting and committed to that new direction and allowing the power of transformation to flow through us.
Now, as the energy of the New Moon in Taurus begins a new lunar cycle, we are invited into a process of radical re-creation. What liberates us? What is limiting us? What are our most essential needs? What do we need to truly sustain and support ourselves? And how can we bring a real sense of value, purpose, meaning and nourishment to our lives?
Let’s look at the energy patterns that are shaping our evolution during this current lunar cycle.
Eroding Our Past and Re-Imaging the New
Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces and Chiron
Venus’s movement through Gemini for the last two weeks has formed a tension square to Neptune in Pisces. Whenever you have an inner planet (Venus) make this kind of alignment with an outer planet, we can be assured to experience some deep transformation within our personal and collective world.
The energy of Neptune (our values and ideals) erodes our concept of reality very slowly, however it also replaces that decaying reality with a new form of meaning and inspiration. With Neptune forming a square to Venus (our inner needs) in Gemini, we are prompted to see how the old way we identified our values are changing, and we are finding new meaning in what we see and feel will be valuable to us.
If we go deeper into the effect of this energy, we see a that at a collective level we are shifting into a new paradigm of what sustainability means to us. In context, a huge contributing factor to the way we are thinking about our collective and individual values right now is influenced by the past 7 years and the relationship we have to nature. This is a process of recognising that we have been disconnected from nature, and that the structures we have created to support ourselves a as human race need a new sustainable perspective.
The Voice of Liberation
Mercury and Uranus in Aries square Mars and Pluto in Capricorn
Liberating ourselves from the old and bursting forth with new opportunities is the energetic theme of this alignment, an energy that coincides beautifully with the other alignments forming in this New Moon.
A repeating theme during this New Moon has to do with our logical association to our reality. The way we internalise truth from our younger life becomes deeper subconscious messages that we act out later on in life, so our inner dialogue can either be our own inner prison or the voice of liberation to live out our dreams. The energy reflected by this alignment shows us that, in order to liberate ourselves, embrace a new direction and new opportunities and move forward into a new way of being, we have to observe how we have intellectually defined ourselves and what thinking has led to the life we currently live (or do not live). This observation is necessary for us to break out of the structures (Capricorn) that hold us in limitation.
When we lead into a new stage of growth, we have to embrace the unknown, and in that space of the unknown we become aware that support and structure is no longer there — and as humans, this scares us because don’t feel stable or have a sense of solid grounding underneath us.
During this alignment, it helps to remember that in the absence of old structures and supports, the opportunities available to us are boundless. It just depends on how we choose to internalise this energy. Will you choose to respond to the unknown with fear or a sense of liberation?
Cultivating Our Inner Garden
The Sun and Moon in Taurus trine Pluto and Mars in Capricorn and oppose Jupiter in Scorpio
This is a truly empowering set of energies that are going to impact us in abundant ways. As the Sun and Moon form their alignment in Taurus, we begin to shift our attention from commitment of purpose to now establishing and building frameworks that reflect a new value system which will ultimately allow our purpose to soar. The Sun and Moon will make a trine to both Mars (reflecting instinctual action) and Pluto (evolution) which will continue to support and strengthen our relationship to the changes we began to make earlier this month.
The opposition alignment between the Sun, Moon and Jupiter shows us that our empowerment lies within us, and, as the Sun and Moon move past their opposition to Jupiter in Scorpio, we will begin to solidify our values and our core sense of self, based on what we truly perceive empowerment to be.
The core theme for us to embrace as we move into this new lunar cycle is how we understand our essential needs. What we need to sustain and to support our lives in order to bring true value and nourishment to our lives. When we move beyond our limitations we open to a world that is unknown, we might feel lost or confused as to what or where to be. Where is our purpose and meaning? What are our expectations? In the alignment of this New Moon we are learning to grow bigger into our lives and to take up space where it matters. We are cultivating our inner garden in which our beauty can begin to bloom.
The New Moon’s Message: The Radical Re-Creation of You
What would happen if you were to let go of who you think you are, who you think you should be, how you think you should live, and why? What would change in your life if you were to let go of what you think others and your relationships should be? How you think they should act, relate and be? What would change? Do you really think you are in control of all that anyway? Have you ever been?
As you read these words, you can hear them in your head without hearing them from your physical ears. So, who is listening? You can also see yourself reading them without looking at yourself with your eyes. Who is watching? Who is the observer of your thoughts and actions? Is that who you really are? Who would you be if you didn’t hold back or stop yourself from being who you naturally are? If you stopped identifying with your thoughts? With your conditioning? With your past? With what you have been told, with what others have shown you, and with what our world already is?
What would you do if you didn’t have to be anything that has ever been before? If you allowed your inner observer to observe the magic of your uniqueness expressed perfectly as it is… as you are … How would that feel? How would that change your sense of identity? Are you being the change you wish to see in the world? Are you here on Earth to observe everything you are, or everything you think you should be? Would you love what you saw if you saw yourself be you, rather than what you think of yourself, or what others expect you to do and be?
Your mind is a judgement tool without feeling — it cannot feel love. You feel what it is to love yourself when you let go of everything you think — when you become the loving observer. Then, you become who you really are and begin to fall in love with who you really are.
This New Moon is a time for the radical re-creation of you. Liberate yourself from those old self-definitions and structures which are no longer part of your reality. Embrace your most essential needs. Allow new unexpected opportunities to come forth. Step into the unknown — and let your purpose soar!
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 14 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 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
- The Evolutionary Intention of the ‘Pluto in Scorpio’ Generation: 1983–1995
Or check out Simon and Jennifer’s recent energy updates here.