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Balancing Self Empowerment with Others | Full Moon in Aries | Vedic Astrology Forecast for November 14, 2016

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The New Moon in Libra on October 30th began a new Lunar Cycle focusing on exploring our happiness with others and the ways we may lose our own personal power if we lose connection with our own needs and instead focus only on giving others what they want.

Libra is very much about learning compromise in relationships with others and finding interpersonal and social equality. The challenge for the Sun here is that the Sun represent our Personal Power, and it can lose its focus and confidence when faced with feeling the need to ensure the happiness of others.

When the Sun is in Libra, we can become too concerned with what others think of us to be able to be true to ourselves. And we may also become too influenced by the ideas and needs of those around us to remain clear on what we even want or what is important to us.

As a reflection of this, I know many people who just before, during and following the election have “taken a break from Facebook”. Navigating all of the opinions, reactions, fear, and negativity from friends and others became just too overwhelming to be able to remain centered in one’s own truth and maintain a sense of peace.

The Full Moon in Aries at 9am EST on November 14th, 2016 is that natural balance point to this challenging placement of the Sun. The Sun remains in Libra, but the Moon (Mind) enters Aries where it has a chance to recharge and strengthen its own individual Will. Aries invites the Moon to feel inspired, confidence and strong. This reminds us that even when we are connected to other, we must also be able to access our individual strength and courage.

By keeping our Mind and inner heart connected to our own strength and sense of personal power, we are able to more easily remain strong even in relationship to the needs and opinions of others. This should inspire some new hope and optimism.

And early on November 16th, the Sun will shift into Scorpio which will help to facilitate a change in our perception of power. In order to change them, we may collectively need to face some practical truths.

What experiences have you had over the last week or two in relationship to your sense of personal power in connection to other people?  And what are you feeling now as the Full Moon is active and carrying your forward?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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New Moon in Libra | Vedic Astrology Forecast for November 11th, 2015

New MoonIn the last half of the lunar cycle as the Moon moves from Full back to New Moon, the emotional energy decreases. There is a natural feeling of “lose” that comes about in that second half. As the Moon has been getting closer to the New Moon, I know I have noticed a decrease in energy. Have you been feeling it?  Wanting to rest, withdraw a little?  Or maybe even just a little tired or fatigued and don’t know why?

The Sun is still at its weakest point in Libra, where the awkwardness of the Individual self trying to explore connection to other through relationship can itself feel taxing. And now the emotional energy, shown by the Moon, is decreasing. On November 11th, the exact New Moon will occur in Sidereal Libra around 12:45pm EST. And about 10 hours later, the Moon will make its way into Scorpio, where is experiences its weakest energy. So, within the New Moon Window, both the Sun and Moon will be at their weakest points in the Zodiac.

Maintaining strength of the Individual Self (via the Sun) and remaining emotionally stable (via the Moon) will both be challenged at the same time. So the seed point of this New Moon really sets off the inner dynamics of how our relationships with others set the stage for our own individual growth and transformation. And well, quite frankly, that usually doesn’t feel so good.

The Sun doesn’t function well in Libra, because the Sun represents our Individual Soul’s Power and Libra is the domain of “other”. The Sun is challenged to retain a powerful individual nature when immersed in the energy of “Other”. And the Moon doesn’t function well in Scorpio, because the Moon is our Mind and Emotional nature and Scorpio represents the emotional ups and downs that occur as life brings us challenges and changes. In Scorpio, we are asked to face our insecurities and fears.

When we have the strength and tools to face our fears and insecurities, then we have the opportunity to heal and transform. When we are unable to use that opportunity in a positive way, then our emotions just feel like a roller coaster ride of discomfort and turmoil.

And, as is always the case, the progression of the Zodiac shows beautifully how we evolve through relationship. In Libra, we meet other and begin to form a deeper connection of mutual respect, love and intimacy. As we connect more deeply in this way, our vulnerability begins to open and our latent fears and insecurities begin to come to the surface. “If this other person knew that I had… this belief? This experience? This Desire? This from my past?…. would they still love me?” And even “Can I trust this person? Will they harm me? Will they break my heart?”  And of course “S/he isn’t treating me fairly.  My needs aren’t being met.  S/he is doing _____ to me, and I don’t like it!”

Relationship with other is one of the greatest unknowns, because what we are “not” is the least understood. “Other” is the furthest away from “Self”, and thus the greatest of unknowns. The Unknowns of relationship bring out our fears and insecurities. Most arguments, disagreements, resentments and feelings of disrespect arise because we are unwilling to be honest and real about the insecurities and fears that we need to face in order to evolve.

With low emotional energy from the New Moon itself and this energy being activated as part of the New Moon Window, this next lunar cycle will be highlighting this vulnerability of fears and insecurities that arise in relationship to other. The invitation is to understand the energetic place we are in collectively (low energy and feeling vulnerable), and allow yourself space to take care of yourself. Stay out of “harms way” the best you can, and also have the correct insight to realize that any emotional challenges, fears, or insecurities that arise during this Lunar Cycle are an invitation to transform you lower emotional reactions.

Mercury has moved into Libra also, and Venus and Mars moved into Virgo. Mercury with the Sun in Libra will bring extra intelligence to speech and communication with others, should these insecurities arise. And Mercury is in exchange with Venus, which will strengthen their understanding of each other, bringing greater speech and communication in connection with compromise, happiness and diplomacy (via Venus).

At the same time, Venus is in its weakest position in Virgo. So be mindful of not becoming overly picky and detail oriented about how you define your happiness. For instance, if someone offers you a pot of gold, don’t complain that the rainbow isn’t big enough. 😉

Additionally, Mars with Rahu in Virgo can amplify feelings of agitation, irritability and anger.  So, be cautious about being to reactive and hotheaded when defending yourself.

In the wisdom of these types of cycles, the Vedic traditions acknowledge that when energy is low and not conducive for being productive in outer context, that it is actually wise to “Turn within”. Don’t be afraid to give yourself some retreat to reflect upon the energies, the thoughts and the experiences that are arising in your life and in your thoughts and feelings. If turmoil arises in your relationships, understand that most people will be increasingly sensitive right now and try to withdraw and reflect, rather than allowing conflict to escalate. Withdraw and get some perspective, and re-engage when you are clearer, rested and refreshed.

The collective energy may have some heaviness to it for a while here. Try to stay calm and focused. Stay aware of the feelings and impulses that are arising. Observe how it is affecting others around you. And try to feed your need for deeper peace, joy and happiness through inner practices such as meditation and affirmations so that you continue to cultivate the qualities within yourself that are needed to peacefully navigate these potential turbulent waters. And know when “retreat” is the best medicine in the moment, and honor the impulse to do so if it arises.

This is also a wonderful time to use tools such as getting a Vedic Astrology Reading to gain deeper insight to the sources of your fears, insecurities and the way you engage relationship and happiness.  It’s also a great time to have Ecstatic Union® Energy Healing Sessions to help dive deep into the energetic causes of your insecurities and receive assistance in healing and transforming them.

If you maintain the correct understanding and the right perspective through this time, it is an wonderful opportunity to grow and evolve.

How has this energy been affecting you?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

Click here for more information on Vedic Astrology Services.

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Full Moon in Aries | Vedic Astrology Forecast for October 27th

FullMoonOverWaterThe Full Moon occured in Sidereal Aries around 8am Eastern Time on October 27th, 2015. This is the midpoint of the Lunar cycle begun with the New Moon in Virgo about 2 weeks ago.

The Seed of the cycle in Virgo encouraged us to evaluate the choices we need to improve our lives and to pull together the details of our “master plan” and get ready to put it into action. And pretty quickly into the Lunar cycle the Power of Sun shifted into Libra, encouraging us to take our plans and carry it with us into our relationships with others as well.

The Sun is said to be at its weakest point here in Libra, because it represents the Power of our “Self” or individuality. And in Libra, it is thrust into the social realm of connecting and focusing on others. I have seen in chart readings that client’s with Sun in Libra, especially if other planets are with it, will frequently have “weak will” when it comes to dealing with others. They have trouble finding authentic compromise, and instead “cave” under the pressure of other people’s needs.

In Libra, we are learning about “other” and how to find compromise so that we can increase our happiness through connection to others and learn to “play well with others” for mutual benefit. Part of this energy is that we are learning to be less selfish and instead seek a more balanced and harmonious way of being in relationship to other people. This placement of the Sun is supportive of “doing things with others” such as business deals. It’s also supporting greater awareness of Social equality in the political arena.

But it does bring challenges for the individual, as it can lead to the Sun or Individual self becoming too invested in the happiness of others “at all costs”. In this case, the Soul’s power is muted and keeping others happy becomes the quickest way to “compromise”.

How have you been doing in this regard? Have you noticed a stronger desire to “keep the peace”? Obviously, there are more nuances to this for you as an individual based upon your own birth chart’s configuration, but the general theme for all of us collectively revolves around our Power coming into connection with others, and how we go about the experience. These are universal experiences of evolving our capacity to compromise and find shared happiness with other people. It’s just that some get the “lesson” faster than others, which can often be seen from your birth chart.

So, at some point, all of us will likely experience giving into the “needs” of others as a way of keeping the peace. It sounds good on paper to be so “selfless” and just make the other happy. And when it is truly selfless, it might work out. But, if that “compromise” happens from a place of weakened personal power, then over time there will be a build up of regret and perhaps even resentment. Over time, we start to feel the unfulfilled parts of us that have been ignored while attempting to please “the other”, and we long to find our own happiness again. If we don’t recognize what is actualy happening, that WE have allowed our personal power to get lost in the fog of “pleasing other”, then we might also make the mistake of resenting the other and feeling angry or frustrated because the “other” isn’t giving us what we want or need. But alas, in the grand scheme, what we all must learn is how to balance this dance.

This becomes the experience of Purifying our relationship to other and evolving our capacity to be strong as an individual, while also enjoying the wonderful benefits of sharing happiness with others. And it is the point of the Aries full Moon that we are brought the deepest integration of this lesson.

As our Personal Power (the Sun) sits in Libra trying to figure this whole “relationship” thing out, our Mind and Emotions (the Moon) has been making its way through a process of evolving to understand this unique form of Power. As the Moon enters Aries, we come face to face with the psychological feeling of True Individual Power. This is, afterall, what Aries represents.

Aries is a fire sign, showing its action oriented nature. It is rules by Mars showing its strength and courageous approach to “acting now and thinking later”. It is connected to Dharma, showing its motivation for purpose. And it is a Cardinal sign, showing its desire to start new things. THIS is the optimal psychological state of our Individual Power: stepping out to do, to accomplish, to live, to breath for the shear glory of being ME and doing it MY way. 🙂

And, as the wisdom of our evolution is revealed by the opposing signs of the Zodiac, we must eventually integrate the opposites of experience. Eventually “Self” meets “Other”. And when our Power becomes immersed in Other, as it is now with Sun in Libra, then we must allow our mind to return and remember the balance point of “Self”.

This Full Moon in Aries invites us to consider what its like to allow our power and Individuality to dance with others and learn the art of sharing, and compromise, while also remembering and honoring our Own Individual power and needs. This is the balance point we all need to integrate. “How can I compromise and share happiness with others?”, while also still honoring my self as Individual. How can I learn to say “no” when “saying yes” would cause a little part of me to be unfulfilled.

We all have certain “criteria” for our own individual happiness. If we forget that, or we choose to set that aside to please another, then we are not honoring the balance. I am not talking about occasionally going to a movie or restaurant you aren’t interested in because your friend or spouse wants to do it. (Unless perhaps you are ALWAYS doing things you don’t enjoy) I am talking about making choices that diminish or block you from living an enthusiastic, powerful joy filled life pursuing your hopes and dreams.

We ALL make choices and “sacrifices”. So, this isn’t about saying that you should always get your way either. But we must take responsibility for our choices. We must also have enough self awareness to know that “this is important to me and my happiness, and I cannot compromise on this.” As we learn to be more open, more free and more flexible, we may find that we don’t need to be “rigid” about many things in life. That we can “go with the flow” more, and remain joyful amidst the ever changing background of life, even celebrating and supporting the happiness of others.

But consider this: If “compromise” is about helping to find balance where both parties are happy, shouldn’t YOU be happy as well? And isn’t it reasonable to think that someone who is also seeking a balanced relationship of mutual happiness would want to SUPPORT your hopes and dreams?

We must learn to find the voice to assert, in a healthy and respectful way, that “This is what I need. These are the things that make me happy. These are the things I enjoy doing.”

Could you imagine a bird finding a best friend or a spouse, and agreeing to never chirp again as a “compromise” to being in that relationship? That the bird would actually deny or repress its own nature just to have a friend or a spouse? You would clearly find this absurd. “Birds chirp, Jeff! That’s what they do!”…. Yes. That IS what they do!

And like birds, we each have our own “song” to sing. Are you allowing yourself to live fully into your Nature? Into your individual Power? Or have you decided it’s easier not to “chirp” to “keep the peace”?

Is there something you have compromised on that maybe doesn’t feel so good anymore? These types of things may start to come into mind during this Full Moon window. You may also start to connect in various ways to “your individual sense of power and Self”. Perhaps, you just feel like “doing something alone”, or starting a new project.

I remind you that as part of our evolution, the pendulum often swings way to the other direction as we experience life and learn to balance it. In this case, the pendulum may swing between “all about me” and “all about other”. But, the evolution of finding balance is to learn to remain flexible at either end of the spectrum, while also staying centered at the midpoint of the pendulums swing mentally. So, if you DO recognize some area where you have compromised too much, reconnecting with the Individual Power of Aries through the Full Moon window doesn’t mean you need to come out guns blazing to “reclaim your land”. It is time, however, to find the courage to begin to share your needs and dreams where you haven’t before.

Luckily, Mercury, your capacity for Speech and communication, will be moving into Libra on October 29th to help you. Here, it helps you remember how to communicate in ways that are more diplomatic and find more balance perspectives on true compromise.

Venus (representing relationships) and Mars (courage and strength) have been very close to each other lately, potentially creating a little more friction, irritability and possible arguments in relationships. (Have you felt it?) In fiery Leo with Jupiter, this conflct may have been about principles or values.

On November 2nd, both Venus and Mars will enter Virgo within 30 minutes of each other. In Virgo, Venus is at its most challenged placement, because its natural desire to enjoy pleasure and happiness is hampered by the psychological feeling of needing order, structure and details to operate. So, here Venus can become too picky and unable to just “let go and enjoy”. With Mars nearby, this could still lead to arguments. As they will be joining Rahu here, there could be an amplification of confusion, irritability and nit-pickiness. Try to remain calm. 🙂

In the meantime, try to observe these themes within yourself, those around you, and within the news. If you need to “renegotiate” something you have compromised on, try to be diplomatic. If your biggest error has been simply “not speaking up”, then now is the time to align with your Individual Power and enthusiastically share your hopes, dreams and needs. Mercury in Libra will support this. But be mindful that you don’t get too hot headed about it, or argue about nit picky details.

Has some part of your “Nature” been ignored while attempting to compromise? Is it time to “chirp” again?

Let me know your experiences of this energy in the comments below. 🙂

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

Click here for more information on Vedic Astrology Services.

Click here to book a Vedic Astrology reading now.