Sunday, November 17, 2013

Full Moon Astro-Tarot Forecast, November 17, 2013

Today (7:16 a.m. PT), we are feeling the healing, sensual rays of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the fixed earth sign of Taurus.

Love what you have...

This is the Full Moon time of fertility and abundance in the patient and pleasurable tone of Taurus. This lunar eclipse is ruled by the goddess Venus, ruler of values, things and principles that we hold dear. Loving what we have is sometimes easier said than done, right? Let's take a moment to appreciate our lives fully, lest we forget how prosperous and lucky we really are.

For seven years, I lived part-time in India, a land of obvious "have nots." In India, one quickly learns that your health is your wealth and simple existence is ENOUGH. To me, this is true abundance consciousness. How can we have this same consciousness in the western, developed world? Do we fall in to the trap of consumer consciousness, also known as "wanting" consciousness?
Why is it so easy to forget that we have enough? Perhaps it is the human condition that forgets the divine state of affairs, knowing that all is ultimately provided for in the cosmic big picture.

There Is Enough

I love the mantra, "There is enough time, there is enough love, there is enough money. There is enough." Think about it: you have the time to sit and read an astrological forecast today, on a computer or smart phone that belongs to you, in the luxury of your own home, apartment, car, or office. Look how rich you already are!

An easy trick to keep your inner cup flowing over and your mind filled with riches is the simple GRATITUDE LIST. To truly love what you have is to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. If you ever find yourself sitting on a "poor me" pity pot, try quickly jotting down a list of things you can be grateful for. It's also a great daily practice. Here's one of mine, right off the bat:

1. excellent health
2. supportive friends, family and community
3. my Beloved
4. cats, dogs, furry friends
5. a warm, cozy bed
6. clothes on my back
7. a roof over my head
8. good food in the cupboards
9. Nature and walks in fresh air
10. creative and fulfilling work

Try it now. Make a quick list off the top of your head of at least 10 things that you are grateful for. Don't think too much! Share it below in the comments section - anonymously if you like - we'd love to hear! 

At this luxury-toned full moon eclipse in Taurus, let us remember that we have all that we need, including the means to ask for things and help from others if necessary. Learning to be grateful, to love what we have, is the key to true fulfillment and lasting joy.

Now, without further ado, let us look at how this Full Moon cycle is affecting you!

Erin Reese’s channeled Astro-Tarot messages at this Full Moon in Taurus, November 17, 2013:
After purifying the Voyager Tarot deck and calling upon my guides and the Goddess, here are my channeled messages. Tip: be sure to read for your Moon and Rising Sign, too! CARD (for everyone):

We may need to unload a bit in order to let up-to-date abundance in. What are we still holding onto that has become totally and completely unnecessary? Maybe it's time to do a little Fall Clearing. What photos, artwork, memorabilia are you clinging to that represents a time long ago, yet has become totally irrelevant to who you are today? Outdated material objects can get to be an energy drain, not to mention take up valuable real estate or bandwidth in our brains. Free yourself, your mind and your closets up to make room for new growth. You're going to need to break the dam! Take a risk and recycle your junk. Give it away, get rid of it and let go. Your energy levels and creative flow will quickly rise again.

Dear Ram, you are about to be turned on by a big bright idea. What's the value of a major "A-ha!" moment? Priceless. Expect the dawn of understanding to illuminate your life. Trust that the major flash of insight you're having is spot on; it is the crux of a new beginning. Let it be your guiding light. Your mind can be so penetrating and effective when it's focused.

Beautify your life, babe-alicious Bull! Use the resources you have on hand, including your talents and innate gifts, to add splendor, color, and joy to your environment. Now is the time to play with your home, wardrobe, kitchen cabinets, or website. You have all you need already - no need to go out and buy more stuff. Use a dash of this, a splash of that to create a material expression of love in your life.
Juiciness and joy enter the fold at this Full Moon for the airy Twin. Ride your waves of pleasure in body, mind and soul. Express your bliss on the dance floor, boardroom or bedroom. You've got the goods now, jubilant Gem, to flourish and relish. This Full Moon is about being more outrageous and turned on by life itself.
Crab, you've hit your mark recently, and you know you can achieve any goal you set your mind to. Since you've worked so hard to climb to the top of the mountain, why stop there? Now, let it develop and expand further before you start over completely. It's not the time to reinvent the wheel; bloom where you're currently planted. In the past, out of fear you may have stopped yourself when you've reached a creative peak. Not this time: go bigger. The sky's the limit and you're at the top of your game. Use it or lose it!
Leo, the Little Kid inside of you needs new stimulation! At the Full Moon, you will be exposed to fresh ways you can share with the children in your life, or the kid within you. Take yourself (or them) to a new course or seminar. Sit patiently to learn a new skill, game, or language. Teach someone how to build a tree house or balance a checkbook. You, dear Lion, will always be a kid at heart, and learning new skills (or teaching them to others) keeps you ever young and vibrant!
Completion is here! You are finally integrating the life chapter you've been working through for a very long time, Virgo. While it's true you'll never be entirely "complete," don't let perfectionism stop you from enjoying the results you've finally gotten. Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings, and right now you're in a completion mode of one big chapter. Dot the final i's and cross the last t's, then be sure to celebrate. V is for Virgo, and V is for victory at this Full Moon time. Finally, one huge project is o-vah!

Your money and scarcity worries will always get in your way of loving, Libra. Remember that this is stemming from fear that you'll never be enough or have enough to beautify your life or make things as pleasant as you want. Learn to practice the art of Enough. Trust that if you negotiate well with others, you'll be provided for and you will have plenty. You don't need to walk on eggshells; speak up and justice will prevail to deliver the goods appropriately.


This card serves as a reminder for you, Scorpio, to let go of any demands you are making of others. Remember that an expectation is a setup for disappointment, which leads to poisonous resentment. Maybe your loved one, boss, or employee is not behaving as you think they should. They may be less disciplined than you, or even less strong. Likely, they are less willful than you - you're the #1 Survivor in the Zodiac. Try to focus on what they do offer your life, such as love, affection, friendship, and acceptance of being perfectly imperfect.

Did you know that one of the toughest traits that a Sag has to live with is their own arrogance? Yes, the Archer can be a bit of a pompous know-it-all, even if it is hidden behind a jovial veneer. Be careful to listen to others' POV, or they may decide that you're being a real buzzkill. So what if the folks at parties aren't as smart and intellectual as you? Maybe they don't have that massive Big Picture view that you are gifted with. Try to remember that everyone - even those less intelligent than you - deserves respect. You'll catch more bees with honey than vinegar. Emanate encouragement.

Keep your mind balanced, Cappy. We are coming up on a kooky time of year - the Holy-Daze - and things are easily thrown off track and out of whack. With all the responsibility you take on, you could get overwhelmed. Meditate, even if it's for just two minutes a day. If you keep your mind balanced and working like a finely tuned instrument, you'll have a lot more energy and peace in the heart.
You need a time-out, Water Bearer. You've been buzzing around the stratosphere for many moons now, and you've probably been spending far too much time on the computer and on your phone. The electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) are piling up in your aura and you need to clear that brilliant brain of yours. Your nervous system needs rest. Even if it's just an overnight, try to get at least 24-48 hours of time away from the Internet. Spend more time amongst trees and nature. Get yourself to a spa or sauna. You'll have so much more to give your self and your loved ones during the holidays.

It's a wonderful time for you to replenish your connection to your spiritual practices, Fish. Of all signs, you're the most naturally 'hooked up' to Spirit, but even you need a wee bit of discipline to keep the divine hearth burning. Add a touch of structure and accountability to your life. Ask yourself what spiritual principle or value you need to cultivate, e.g. honesty, service, prayer, truth - and let it start to light up your life from the inside out.,_Millstone_and_Cistern_Under_Trees.JPG/767px-Paul_Cezanne-_Well,_Millstone_and_Cistern_Under_Trees.JPG

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Friday, November 1, 2013

New Moon Astro-Tarot Forecast: November 3, 2013


Hold on to your core survival values, friends. We are entering a period of High Scorpio, sign of shared resources, in-depth healing, death, rebirth, and transformation. On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 4:50 a.m. Pacific, we have a New Moon solar eclipse in the fixed water sign of Scorpio

The motto for Scorpio is “I Desire.” It’s about intimacy (INTO-ME-I-SEE) with others, and brings up all sorts of fun second chakra stuff, healing in the areas of creativity, money, and sex. If you’ve been feeling like things are ‘heavier than usual’ of late, it’s likely because the Sun's sojourn through Scorpio turns our lives inside out and shows us – at a gut level – what needs to be transcended. Scorpio is the Phoenix who rises from the ashes. Her energy is intense and requires nothing less than total transformation wherever it falls in our birth chart. It has to do with both right use of power, and empowerment.

Where Scorpio shines her spotlight at this New Moon solar eclipse, some sort of rebirth is imminent. These may be small or large “deaths” that bring us into the next era of our existence. Trust this change is a good thing, even if it doesn't feel like it at first encounter.

I was speaking with my writing partner the other day about my spiritual practice, or sadhana, wherein when Life deals me a hard hand, I have trained myself to drop straight into symbolic death, i.e. full surrender mode. I remember that I am powerless over the flow of Life, and I simply “die” to the experience. Zero resistance. I keep dying to my experience again and again. And, eventually the situation passes and I am reborn anew. Dying becomes easier the more we practice it. One of the best lessons I learned on my first trip to India, in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, can be summed up as the spiritual inquiry: “If today is the day you are going to die, how do you wish to live?” 

At this New Moon, we see Sir Saturn aligned with Mercury/Hermes, Messenger of the Gods, and the Moon’s Lunar North Node – all having a post-Halloween party in Scorpio. What does it mean? Mercury in Scorpio near the New Moon asks us to communicate with ourselves, the Earth, and each other in gut-wrenchingly honest depth. Dark and night, shadows and light – wherever we are spooked in life, we can put the light of our attention and voila, it is no longer in the shadow. It is important to look it square in the face.

North Node in Scorpio points to where we are evolving as a karmic/soul phase of our lives. The eclipse point’s South Node is currently in Taurus, sign of “I have” and holding on to what we hold dear. Have you noticed how many of us are speaking of needing more “stability” and “security” of late? Everyone is seemingly ‘concerned’ in one way or another. With the North Node finishing up its journey in Scorpio in February 2014, these are the final months of this cycle of learning that to give away, to share resources, and to let go is to be reborn. “We cannot keep it unless we give it away.” Share, be intimate, intermingle and exchange finances and other energies with your loved ones and your community. Therein lies true security. It takes a village to raise a barn, a child, a future – but we gotta ask, take action, and give a little, too.

Saturn, the great worldly Teacher, holds down the Scorpio mix at the New Moon party and forces us to roll up our sleeves and do the work. It’s time to be facing the facts and making hard decisions, have tough conversations and merge resources – or disengage if the relationship or liaison is toxic. That’s important too. The great thing about the hard work required by Saturn is that he always, always leaves a gift. If we show a wee bit of willingness, the gods will conspire to bring us far more than we ever imagined in return.

Meanwhile, across the Universe, the Pluto-Uranus square* continues to do its thing, exact again on November 1. There is no resisting the flow of Life Itself – that is the main lesson I wish to convey about the transformative times we live in. Evolution must occur, and it will, in Uranian surprises and shocks. 

“Humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die.
If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged,
we will always end up re-creating the same world,
the same evils, the same dysfunction.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
We cannot resist this evolution. If we try to resist, illness can take over – physical or mental. If you’ve been paying attention, you’re already aware what Life is asking of you. Do you need to change your diet? Your circle of friends? Your living situation or profession? Is it time for you to become less footloose and more grounded, or the opposite? Are you being asked to open your mind to a completely different view of the world?  Again, resistance is futile. Go with it. Remember that growing pains are inevitable, and suffering (a.k.a. 'rejection of What Is') is optional. Get on the Reality Track.

The Pluto Uranus square reminds us to examine what life was like during the Pluto-Uranus conjunction in the middle of “The Sixties.” Did some changes in consciousness occur then? YOU BET. Individuals and society as a whole experienced a total and complete meltdown. We were never the same as a people and a nation. Here we go again. Very likely, by the end of this cycle in 2015 you will wake up and find yourself in a completely different Life Experience than you are in now. Again, we are not immune. We are evolution itself.

Without further ado, let’s have a look at how this potent Scorpio New Moon solar eclipse is affecting YOU!

After purifying the Osho Zen Tarot deck and calling upon my guides and the Goddess, here are my channeled messages:

Erin’s Astro-Tarot channeled messages at this New Moon in Scorpio, November 3, 2013:
Tip: be sure to read for your Moon and Rising Sign, too!
UNIVERSAL CARD (for everyone):

This is the same Universal Card that we had two weeks ago at the Full Moon in Aries! We are improving but learning still to choose our battles. Give it up. Arguing is not working. There is no need to keep pushing your agenda. Let go. Call off the dogs in your mind and stop fighting with self and other.
Remember, you are Life Itself. Nothing is ever truly “wrong.” How could it be? Everything fits together in the whole. You are held in the heart of the Divine. Deepen into the Self, and give up struggle. A greater intelligence called Life is in charge.

Let go of old grievances, quarrels and hurts. You will move much ease-ier into your next cycle, dear Aries, when you surrender all the crud in your history. Drop it and move on.

You’ve had some rough cards of late, Taurus. Again we see a reminder for you to let go of perfectionism or judgment of self or others. Release the need to do it right, and stop the comparison cycle. Live and let live. Your values are not everyone else’s.
Yay! Finally you get a chance to let some ease and flow into your life. Have fun, spend a little dough on your self and your enjoyment. Just hold off on buying substantial “things” while Mercury is still Retrograde (until November 10). You deserve to relax more. Celebrate your life and do the Happy Dance.
Dive in, Crab, the water’s fine. Let yourself jump in completely, head first. You can trust your self and your significant Other to give you what you need. Take a risk by leaping all the way into the soup. You know what you want and need, you know what to do or say.You can afford to go whole hog.
Burn bright,Tiger-Lion of the night!  Whatever it is you are aiming for, now is the time. No one could stand in your way, for you are the King or Queen of the Jungle, and no one can compete with you when you Roar. Make it happen. Nothing can stop you!

Now is the season for you to break out of all conformity ruts, oh faithful Virgin. You need to actively overcome your conditioning to grow and think out of the box. You are not meant to be a sheep. Find your voice and bust out of the mold.
Take a time-out, O Socialite Libra. You need to calm yourself down and reflect. Dispense with all the voices in your head. You are not your thoughts! Go inside and quiet the mind. Sleep more.
Have you ever considered that what YOU want, dear fixed Scorpio-Eagle, is not necessarily what your partner or loved ones need? Stop expecting others to follow your ingrained idea of what is right. You will experience immense relief when you stop controlling and let others be themselves. We love you when you ease up.

Yahoo! You did it! You busted through a major life hurdle and the energy pulsing through you now is huge. This has been superhuman and totally timely and necessary. We are proud of you, Archer. Enjoy the burst of power.

Be aware and beware that you can sometimes be held down by the staid energy of your ruling planet, Saturn. Are you struggling to conform to society’s expectations of what you SHOULD be doing with your time and energy? Examine who you truly are and what you really want out of life, not who you think you should be.
Boy, your Uranian-ruled nervous system needs a break, dear Water Bearer. You are the most electrical of all signs and subject to shocks and shorts. REST and remember, “Easy Does It.” Don’t push the river. You already know you are not in control, and you are not in charge of plans and happenings. Sit back and enjoy the float.

Oh my sweet Fish, after so many weeks of frolic and splashing about in your ocean of Life, you’ve suddenly found yourself bogged down, stuck in the mud! Don’t forget to allow your true self time out to play. Take care of YOU by giving up a few burdens. Free yourself immediately, dear Fish! Congested situations do not suit you!

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*For serious astro-buffs, read about the Pluto-Uranus square and how it applies to your birth chart. Check out my friend and co-astrologer Jessica Shepherd’s workbook here: “Working with the Uranus-Pluto Square in Your Birth Chart.”