Chinese New Year of the Green Sheep

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Chinese New Year of the Sheep 2015


Chinese New Year falls on the NEW MOON @29 Aquarius
L.A. – Wednesday – 3:47 pm
NEW YORK – Wednesday – 6:47 pm
LONDON – Wednesday – 11:47 pm
SYDNEY – Thursday – 10:47 am

February 18/19th is Chinese New Year, the first new moon after the Solstice where the Chinese animal sign changes from Horse to the Sheep. Think “mare to ewe’ as all the Chinese animals are female. This is not the fiery ram of Aries in the Western Zodiac.

As the year of the Green Sheep begins, we enter a slower paced, more relaxed and introspective year. It’s a reflective, sensitive energy that brings plenty of opportunity to tune into feelings and leverage them for our own growth and awareness.

Below are the Astro-LOA sign by sign tips. Remember, if you are a Capricorn or Aquarius by the Western Zodiac, check your sign as Chinese New Year begins at a different time each year.

 

Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The Year of the Sheep is a subtle relief for Rat after the hustle and bustle of 2014 Horse, but you have to dial back a bit to enjoy it. This is the perfect time to re-think ideas, goals and desires for the future and launch them with a renewed and steady enthusiasm. And know, you have what it takes to Knock Their Socks Off as you pitch new projects or apply for a new job. This is a year to discover what you really want when if comes to relationship as well. Prepare to be surprised.

Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The year of the Sheep can bring contrast, challenging you to rise to the occasion and expand your awareness. The key is in knowing Life Is Good, no matter what is happening in the outer environment. This is your training ground, and when you’re asked to “give ‘em 20″ you’ll find yourself fitter and stronger than you first imagined. Confidence is up, because of this, you’re more empowered, vital and alluring. Travel or moving house brings spectacular results!

Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

In the year of the Sheep, Tiger can feel like there are too many choices that must be made, yesterday. Remember, sheep says relax and find some peace and ease. No need to chase your tail. If you don’t know what to do, trust there will be plenty of time to gain clarity. Romance shines a light as the year warms up so think about activating a Feeling Sexy vibration, of you’ve been to busy with other things. Look after the body with plenty of exercise too!

Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

In the year of the Sheep, Rabbit will enjoy a more steady pace compared to the whirl of last year. You’ll also be in line for high success, so think about activating an “it’s Happening!” vibration. You don’t want your own reticence to hold you back. This is also a wonderful time for romance with a view to long-term partnership so reflect a bit on what your idea partnership looks like. You’re extra alluring now, and that amps your ability to attract money and finances as well. Awesome!

Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

In the year of the Sheep, Dragon has a burst of creative inspiration. It just pours out. The only hitch might be if you aren’t sure of your path, your purpose in life. If you’re shaky there, not to worry. This is a year for clarity and successful forward motion, though you don’t want to ‘push’ or try and make it happen. You want to relax. The greatest benefits are holidays, meditation, exercise and fitness and a good health regime. Activate the vibe of ‘Dream Vacation‘ for best results.

Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The year of the Sheep can mean snake is on the move. That’s home, business or relationships, you decide. The key is to be flexible, holding ideas lightly – basically Lightening Up. There could be resistance to the changes, great or small, and we know where that leads – to more of what is undesired. So relax, embrace and allow. This can be your Year of the Manfester, a time when thoughts become things at the speed of light. Are you ready to receive?

Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

In the year of the Sheep, Horse finds her feet. Whatever hopes you had last year that have yet to materialize, they are rolling in steady now. 2015 is supportive right across the board – Self, relationship, creativity, career, family, health, finances. Basically, the good times really do roll in. You want to pre-pave for that because the freer your vibe, the more expansive the results. Single horses might want to activate New Love Interest. Committed, Get What You Want.

Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Year of the Sheep brings some interesting contrast if you aren’t setting authentic goals and loving your life right here and now. Think of it as a year of self-discovery, and you might be somewhat surprised! First up, don’t be discouraged if Reality Disagrees with What You Want. It’s a temporary state of affairs. Any feelings of jealousy or competitiveness are only signs of something that is very important to you. Take the information and relax. Allow. Grass roots = Activate Health!

Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The year of the Sheep holds as much promise for Monkey as you could ever want, but the kick off is a little shaky. Don’t let that stop you! Pre-pave your desired results by troubleshooting your efforts and un-kinking your vibe. It’s all about relaxing, allowing and floating downstream with peace and ease. If you are going at it tooth and nail, take a beat to re-think. The first few months of the year could lack momentum and clarity. That’s okay as it picks up. Make Peace with the Unknown.

Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The year of the Sheep is going to be fabulous for Rooster, especially in career and creative projects. You’ll want to pitch new ideas and projects with your whole heart, Activating Thriving Business and Filled Up/Sold Out. Business partnership are solid and lead to financial success. For personal relationships, you’ll want to have a clear idea of what you really want. It might be different than you imagined. Health increases with more attention of nutrition.

Dog: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

The year of the Sheep brings Dog a new career vibe full of enthusiasm, opportunity a creative advancement. The only hitch is the actual financial backing might be a little slower to arrive than hoped. You can help this along by Activating Money in the Bank. But not all your energy needs to be focused on work. Dog benefits by getting out and playing, afirming that Life is Good. Make sure plenty of exercise and good nutrition is part of the daily routine. You thrive out in nature!

Pig: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

The year of the Sheep brings dazzling romance to the single Pigs and a renewed delight to committed ones. All across the board, think Great Relationships. Career and finances are also looking up. The only area that might be neglected, because you’re so busy swooning in romantic bliss and raking in the money from your fabulous career, is your health. Be sure to Activate a Healthy Body, and enjoy good strong exercise and nutrition (as prescribe by your health care practitioner).

Happy Chinese New Year, of the Green Sheep, everyone.

Make it your best yet!

xxxKim

5 Reasons to Reread Your Favorite Novels

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Old stories are like old friends . . . You have to visit them from time to time. -Tyrion Lannister

Re-blogged from my mid-month post over at the Supernatural Underground.

Life is short; the TBR list long. So why am I encouraging you to reread your favorite novels?

Tyrion Lannister, in  A Storm of Swords, says “Old stories are like old friends . . . You have to visit them from time to time,” and social psychologists are starting to agree.

Rereading books allows us to immerse in a familiar story world, which benefits our emotional, physical and mental health more than reading new material, or not reading at all. Here’s why:

1) Rereading stories we love is guaranteed entertainment. We escape, engaging in the story and letting go of our ‘real life’ worries and concerns. It’s a holiday anyone can afford, a real stress buster, and we all know, stress is at the root of most physical complaints.

2) Rereading favorite books (or watching favorite films and TV shows) gives us comfort. They nourish us on a deep level by taking us to a remembered happiness. Once there, we can experience  those pleasures all over again, reinforcing the ‘happy brain messengers’ in our biochemistry so vital to our emotional, and subsequently physical, well being.

3) Beloved old books are like our True North. They helps us make sense of ourselves by contrasting how we are now to how we were when we first visited the pages. They can help us put change into perspective and understand personal growth and evolution.

4) Familiar stories aren’t like old friends. They are old friends. We make connections to fictional characters in the same ways to do ‘real’ people. Psychologists call it parasocial interactions, describing them as one-sided, but the fact is, these relationships offer us all the mental and emotional benefits of camaraderie, community and a sense of belonging, essential states for our health and well being.

5) Rereading favorite books can boost our energy levels, fueling the tanks as much, or more, than a good night’s sleep, or a healthy meal. Jaye Derrick, PhD, explains it like this:

People have a limited pool of mental resources such as drive, willpower and self control. The more we work at a task, the more we deplete our stores, until we refuel with rest and nutrition. But revisiting a much loved story worlds can fill our tanks, and fast.

What’s in play is the idea of social surrogacy where fictional characters become valuable friends. We form relationships to them that have a restorative effect, sometimes more so than our ‘real life’ companions who may make their own demands on us, or respond, at times, in unreliable and/or disturbing, draining, ways.

The operant word in this is “favorite”. Rereading or re-watching any old story won’t have the same benefits, nor will reading the next installment of a series for the first time. It is the familiar reconnection with what happens that really switches on our bio-chemistry, helping to balance our health, relax the nervous systems and contribute to a state of happiness and well being.

Of course, as authors, we return to our own story worlds repeatedly, often with a ticking clock. There are dozens of rereads while writing a manuscript, then multiple edits once it’s complete. Then we read the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and final proof pages and finally, re reread previous books in a series before writing the next, and the next and the next.

Aside from my own works and collaborations, I  have a few old favorites that have lit me up for decades – Lord of the Rings, Dragon Riders of Pern, Dead to the World, The Silver Metal Lover . . . Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Interview with a Vampire, The Rosie Project . . .Okay. It’s a long list!

How about you? I’d love to hear the story worlds you return to and why. Please feel free to comment, sharing with us all your best friends!

Psyche & Eros – Playing with Passion

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Astro-LOA Flash – Psyche and Eros conjunct @21 Pisces within ear shot of Venus and Mars conjunct!

Internally, we may feel ready to meet a more profound level of relating, to ourselves and to others. This can manifest as a projection of that readiness onto others. ie, it can manifest in red hot love.

Psyche longs for a sense of completion through the unity of all life. This is were we are telepathic, intuitive and forever linked with everything, everywhere, all the time.

Psyche binds us to the collective unconscious where we dip into the pool of creativity, taste the essence of spiritual awareness and bond with others of our tribe. When she approaches Eros, the bonding is of such a magnitude that we recognize, often for the first time, our infinite capacity to love.

It can be that profound.

This transit may correspond to sudden and super hot love unions, the meeting of a soul mate (our Self as others), the initiation of a creative project or the birth of a child. However it comes, it always takes our breath away. Phew!

This post might seem timely, but it’s just a fluke that it coincides with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.

The conjunctions have little to do with Saints, chocolate or paper card consumption perpetuated for commercial gain.

Actually, there could be a link to chocolate, so scratch that, but this isn’t about Valentine’s Day, it’s about experiencing and expression passion a la Eros, Venus, Psyche and Mars.

Have you read the myth of Psyche and Eros? Talk about an exposé on desire.

In pursuing (Eros), we pursue our greatest desire. Yet, after all, we live in ignorance of how it will approach. We can only listen, and pray, for the sounds of Eros’ soft, quivering wings. -Harriot Eisman (1995) The Other Loveliness, PARABOLA, The Magazine of Myth and Tradition, Vol. XX, No. 4.

Passion and desire here mean heart (oh gosh, another V day connection) and if you are laboring after a cause – relationship, job, career, education, creative pitch, you-name-it, and your heart isn’t there, this upcoming transit is going to slam on the breaks, whiplash and all. It’s a ‘get real’ shake up you will not soon forget.

But is it a time to fall in love? Let’s think about that. Richart Roberts has an interesting take, and it isn’t new. Basically, we fall in love with ourselves.

When we fall in love, we shoot out an arrow of psychic energy from the quiver of our unconscious. When this energy finds a person worthy of our projection (“worthy of our love”) then the energy flies back to us like one of Eros’ arrows and we are zapped. But it is not the quality of the other person who has made us fall in love, but the quantity of psychic energy projected by ourselves. Richard Roberts

If this is true, then let’s use this time to put awareness on our heart’s desires and see where they are driving us, where they have changed and where we are willing and open, ready to expand our consciousness and embrace empowered passion.

Think of the conjunction as potent and yes, but the big headline is authentic – authentic desires that resonate with core values, drives, connections, relationships . . . It’s a crazy level passion, and you may get a shock to discover what you thought was lighting you up is no longer, but something new has taken its place.

Where you find this conjunction in your chart is where you tune in to what you want to experience. You get current! If it’s in your 7th house then discover the core of your committed partnership drives. If it’s in your 2nd, what talents and resources do you want to develop? In your 9th, check your beliefs, and any plans to travel, or pursue a higher degree. Yes, you can fall head over heels in this area of life, triggered by the experience of your own psychic energy mirrored back to you.

Venus, Mars, Eros (1898DQ), Psyche

Venus, Mars, Eros (1898DQ), Psyche

What to do?

Enjoy the hell out of it!

Check the degrees of Pisces and Aries involved, and where they fall in your chart. Leveraging this energy begins with knowing a) where we are at now and b) where we would like to be. Once we know this, we can c) close the gap and experience the passion of the heart without reserve, or resistance.

“The Gap is the space between where you are now and where you want to be. If you know what you want but don’t have it yet, you’re in the gap. Getting what you want is just a matter of closing that gap – which means aligning vibrationally with what you want.” -Jeannette Maw. Read more from Jeannette here!

I give everything a 10 degree orb, at least, so this connection is on for months. Note: Mars/Venus is exact on the Zero Degree Aries Point. Also, the 14th of Feb has the sun conjunct Psyche exact, so tune in, ask higher guidance what you really feel in your heart and open to the answer. It will come in remarkable, spectacular ways.

I’d love to hear where this is happening for you and what you experience!

Happy Eros and Psyche conjunction. Live it up!

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Full Moon and the Creative Heart

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The Full Moon in Leo is a vibe lifter this month, linking to expansive and free-spirited Jupiter, willful, autonomous Uranus, and trickster Mercury Rx.

It puts the SELF in creative self-expression. Big time.

Reflect on your creative goals, dropping all expectations from others, and from the part of you that cares about what others think.

This is your time. Your vision. Your heart. Embrace it.

And make it your own.

I view creativity as a sacred tool . . . (we) have a soul that needs to express creatively, be it through art, music, dance, gardening, cooking, poetry etc. because we know intuitively that it’s healing, transformative, and empowering.  – Wendy Cook

Parapraxis, of course, is in the air with Mercury Rx, so laugh and learn from the silly ‘mistakes’ that pop like popcorn. The world’s a stage . . .

The nobility in the Leo full moon shines bright and where it falls in your chart is where you can boost feelings of individuality, confidence and distinction al la the proverbial creative pen. Have fun with it. Be playful. Let the lion roar!

Sign by sign hints below. What’s happening for you on this full moon? Comments always welcome.

FULL MOON at 14 LEO Feb 3-4
L.A. – Tuesday – 3:09 pm
NEW YORK – Tuesday – 6:09 pm
LONDON – Tuesday – 11:09 pm
SYDNEY – Wednesday – 10:09 am

AriesARIES: Romantic encounters and affairs of the heart hold your focus. There is a feeling of closure on one level and new intentions on another. You really want to know how you feel but the energy is so restless it doesn’t seem to light on any one theme for long. That’s okay. You can go with multiple directions!

TaurusTAURUS: This full moon, the party comes to you! Set yourself up in your own space and allow others to grace your presence. There is much to talk about and even animated debates can be fun. Let go of any old notions about home and family that are holding you back. Ask where it is you want to live.

GeminiGEMINI: Whatever written or spoken project you have on the back burner, bring it to the front! This is a time to get noticed for your creative genius and mental acumen. No more feeling lost in the crowd. Speak your mind, no matter how frank, and things start to go your way like you imagined only in your dreams!

CancerCANCER: The light shines on your financial sector and discussions around resources, joint projects and your ‘earning power’ come up. You feel enthused! There is a fresh new set of goals, intentions and opportunities rising like a genie from a bottle. Three wishes? Try three thousand. Sky’s the limit!

LeoLEO: This is a time to bask in the light of creation, to feel gratitude for everything that is light and bright and beautiful in your life, for ever person who touches your heart. It’s also a time to appreciate the contrast, the situations that have made you pause, question, struggle. Bless everything; Exclude nothing!

VirgoVIRGO: Your Leo full moon asks for introspection – day dreams, facilitation and meanderings. There is no need to be on the ball. Actually, make an intention to drop the ball, for a time, and relax, bliss out, rest. As you slack off the tension in your life, a world of health, healing and revitalization rushes in!

LibraLIBRA: The light of the Leo moon shies on your friendships, your associations and the like-minded others who enrich you life. Socialize! Get out and about with those you adore and don’t think too much about pressing responsibilities. Mercury Rx in fellow AIR sign is a reprieve, a promise of improvements on the way! Trust!

ScorpioSCORPIO: Potent career energy turns your head and you may have multiple offers to consider. They all have merit! To choose the most authentic, ask which path expresses your true self the most. This is the key to a happy and fulfilling life. Knowing your core values and living them. Reflect there now!

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS: Travel and adventure are never far from your mind, metaphorically or literally, but this full moon awakens a keen desire to expand your horizons in a new-for-you way. For this to happen fast, you might want to let go of a singular limiting belief that’s holding up the show. Find it. Drop it. Move on!

CapricornCAPRICORN: Shared resources and deep probing ideas hold your attention as you work to build an ongoing project towards completion. Full moon in Leo says step back! View this puppy from a larger, wider perspective. Until March 3rd, we’re in the Mercury Rx zone. There could be delays but never denial!

AquariusAQUARIUS: This full moon points to your personal one-to-one relationships. It will be interesting to see how they flourish and/or hold up. Most likely there will be searing honesty and that in itself can be cleansing, uplifting. Trust that any disruption leads to creative change. Think connection AND independence. You can have both!

piscesPISCES: The full moon in your work sector means acknowledgement in your day to day routine, craft or artistry. You will be noticed! Be sure and allow this attention by being open and generous of heart. Connect. Engage. Trust. Appreciate the creative energy coming your way and put it to good use! Revel!

Have a wonderful FULL MOON !

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Purpose, Path and Identity Expansion

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Hey everyone! Jeannette  and I have a new course starting tomorrow over at GoodVibeAstrology. comPurpose, Path and Identity Expansion.

We’re leveraging personal astrology to boost law of attraction, aka manifesting skills.

By tapping talents, skills, aptitude and authentic life pathways – learning how to identify with and follow your personal brand of bliss – you’ll begin to manifest your deepest driving desires.

Over the 6 week course, we’ll explore your path to empowerment via the astrological indicators in the natal chart, including asteroid Karma, and through current transits and progressions.

At the end of this course you will hold in your hands a personalized Rx to activate your sense of empowerment, purpose and direction in life. You’ll also have your Astro-empowerment crystal, synched to your horoscope, to enhance the insights and epiphanies you’ve gained.

Each week has a main topic and will be presented in a recorded group call for you to download and listen to. (These discussion calls are recorded if you can’t make the live call.) You’ll also receive PDF downloads, video tutorials, and have access to the Q&A discussion forum. Includes ‘Hands On’ sessions with student charts. There isn’t anywhere else you’ll find such a strong complement of savvy astrology with LOA expertise.

See you there!

Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: Free to GVA Circle Members. If you are interested in taking it as a standalone, please Email Kim & Jeannette for available seats.

Start Date: January 27, 2015

Course Outline

Week #1 – The Sun as Identity Introduction to the astrological chart as a guide to Purpose, path and Identity, and how the law of attraction can set you on a road to fulfilling your desires. You’ll explore signs of talents, natural resources, empowerment and where to go to develop these qualities – particularly the Sun. Focus is on the Sun and solar aspects, and the notions of authenticity and awareness. Full of LOA techniques to help you align with who you want to be.

Week #2 – The Ascendant as the Magic Mirror Here you explore the Ascendant sign, decan, dwad and aspects and the nature and benefits of a fluid, shifting identity. Different situations call for different aspects of yourself, and the Ascendant can help us morph into alignment with just what we desire. You’ll focus on the evolving nature of the life path and spot those signposts in each others charts. This gets you into the perfect-for-you energy alignment to be everything you can possibly be.

Week #3 – The Nodes and Acting ‘As If’ Here you will discover the Lunar nodes and how they describe the paths, choices and forks in the road. Learn more about your own empowerment, what is well developed and what wants more focus as you explore this power points in the chart. The idea of ‘acting as if’ is practiced, on the group call and in the forum, along with other techniques to help you shift into the person you want to be.

Week #4 – Releasing Resistance; Embracing Excitement Consciously or unconsciously, all of us can resist our greatest potential, and astrology and the law of attraction are powerful indicators to identify where we ‘hide’ our path to success, and why. This week identifies any denial, releases resistance and amps up your greatest self-awareness! You will discover where your asteroid ‘Karma’ is, what it means and the reason certain goals and ideas excite you so much.

Week #5 – Making Choices When the Time is Right Often the path to Purpose, Path and Power is paved with choices. Which way do we go? The timing, and direction, of opportunities is revealed in the astrological chart, synchronicities and awareness through appreciation of what we attract. This week looks at transits, progressions and how you can leverage your astrology to make the ‘right for you’ choices and live the life you desire.

Week #6 – Hands on Chart Work and LOA Tools The final week includes a call-in discussion and forum participation resulting in your Astro-LOA Rx for boosting your sense of purpose, life direction and awareness of fluid identities. You’ll finish up this course with a clear set of goals and Astro-LOA tools, including your personal planetary crystal guide designed specifically for you to increase your sense of identity, power and ability to attract what it is you desire.

GoodVibeAstroD52cR06bP01ZL-Hoover6b_mdmDuration: 6 weeks
Cost: Free to GVA Circle Members. If you are interested in taking it as a standalone, please Email Kim & Jeannette for available seats.

Start Date: January 27, 2015 (5pm EST)

Tip o’ the Week – Mutual Reception Magic

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If you received the Newsletter this week (let me know if you didn’t but want to) you’ll have seen this week’s Astro-LOA, but I wanted to focus on the mutual reception (the three with the red arrows in the image) and hear your thoughts.

NOTE: Jupiter’s in Leo (Sun’s natural sign), Sun’s in Capricorn (Saturn’s natural sign) and Saturn’s in Sagittarius (Jupiter’s natural sign).

Think of it as uniting these energies, allowing us to tap into the sun’s consciousness, Saturn’s authenticity and Jupiter’s expansion.

This connection is going to last a while longer as Sun into Aquarius is still Saturn ruled.

To explore this, look at where these three players are in your chart right now and watch for correlations.

Tips for the upcoming week:

Be the contrast is about the Mars/Saturn square, and a powerhouse mutual reception. It’s a ‘spartan up’ sort of energy. Can you embrace it?

Have eyes for the gifts is all about Uranus on the South node. It’s a time where the shock of realizations, often from a memory or person from the past, puts you in a state of renewed clarity and appreciation. Visualize the buried treasure.

Allow, allow, allow – this is the Mars/Neptune conjunction, representing the part that many of resist – the ALLOWING of our desires to manifest in our physical reality. We don’t always easily practice it. (Especially when we think it really counts!) Read more here from the GoodVibeCoach  . . .

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Have a great week being the contrast!
xxxKim

Contrast as Noun or Verb

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Ocean – Desert Contrast, Wall321

Astro-LOA Flash. We’ve got contrast incoming a la transiting Mars in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius. Think: action checked, and/or leading to a surprise outcome.

Don’t panic!

Contrast is what makes art-life-art so incredibly interesting. The path turns the corner and wham, the last person we expect to see is standing in our way, or the building’s gone, or we’re not in Kansas anymore. Suffice it to say the Astro-weather for the next few days has a vibe of uncertainty.

Note: contrast isn’t something to avoid, or fear! For one, we wouldn’t have a story without it, nor would we have much of an exciting life. The thing to remember about contrast is that it can be a noun or a verb.

Contrast

1. Noun – the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association. Red apples are in contrast to yellow lemons.

2. Verb – to differ strikingly. Her high income contrasted his low one.

With the noun, we experience the difference as a state of being. With the verb, we ‘see’ that we differ, and it often has a value judgment attached where different = wrong.

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From: http://www.true-node.com/eph1 CLICK to enlarge ephemeris.

The bottom line with contrast is, we have a choice to experience a state of striking difference with an “isn’t this interesting” approach, or we can get caught up in the action of differing, which can feel like something to fix.

Spending time contemplating our approach to contrast is supportive now as Mars urges us forward toward our dreams while Saturn puts the brakes on, asking that we check and recheck everything.

Think how helpful this is!

We get the chance to tune in and discover if the things we’re striving for (Mars) are still authentic goals (Saturn). It’s not about forging ahead blindfolded.

So tune in, reflect on what you really want (as opposed to what others expect you to want) and be the noun. Be the experience without judgment.

Renewed actions come later, after the new moon!

Have a great weekend!

What Your Moon Wants You to Know

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Hey everyone! This is a RE-BLOG from the GoodVibeBlog. I thought she said it so well, I’d just press RB.

Do check out our podcast on what your moon wants you to know and feel free to comment on YOUR moon sign, placement and how she fits into your empowerment and deliberate creation mo. xxxKim

What Your Moon Sign Wants You to KnowFrom Jeannette at the GoodVibeBlog -

Hey, here’s something you might want to know about …

Last year hundreds of LOA savvy creators joined Kim and I for a variety of our Astro-LOA courses.

That’s where we learn how to use our personal astrology to align to abundance, business success, and whatever else we desire.

We had a blast and this year we have several new courses planned. (Starting with Purpose, Path & Power later this month.)

But here’s what I wanted to tell you …

Instead of charging a couple hundred dollars for each of those courses like we did last year – in 2015 we’re offering all courses (past and present) to all members for no extra charge.

Membership is $29/month, which you can cancel any time. Courses are downloadable. The list of past courses you get immediate access to include:

  • Astrology for Deliberate Creators
  • Sex Secrets (What Your Astrology Can Tell You)
  • Path to Abundance
  • Transform with Transits
  • Astro-Biz (5 Steps to Rock Star Entrepreneurship)

(You can buy those past courses separately still, but members automatically get them free as part of their enrollment perks, of which there are many.)

It’s the sort of thing that goes in the “helluvadeal” category, if you ask me.

For a sampler of how we marry up astrology with law of attraction, you can hear this quick tutorial on using your moon sign to practice more effective self-love.

Turns out each sign has its own favorite way to experience love, so knowing yours can ring your bell even better – and conscious creators know what an essential piece self-love is for our alignment!

Enjoy that moon/self-love sample, and know that we’d love to see you join us at join us at Good Vibe Astrology to plug into your personal astrology magic throughout the year.

PS – here’s the tutorial on what your moon wants you to know in case you missed it above.

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So, where’s that moon of yours? Mine’s in Aquarius (as you can see in the tut) and in the 6th house – oh boy!

Align with the Stars – January Call

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Consulting the Oracle by John Waterhouse

Over at Good Vibe Astrology, Jeannette Maw and I will be talking about setting intentions for 2015, with an Astro-LOA twist! We are combining Jeannette’s brilliant How to Set a New Year Intention approach with a simple Solar house transit tool. It’s easy, you’ll see, and a great way to start the new year. We’ll also be highlighting some of the more potent astrology transits coming up in 2015.

Our monthly “Align with the Stars” calls are a chance for everyone to learn how to put Astro-LOA to practice. All welcome to the live gathering.

Feel free to listen and/or join in, ask questions or stream online.

If you want to use you chart as an example, that would be great. Please have a link to it ready either from the Gallery or your own upload link. To put your chart up in the gallery just follow this simple tutorial.

JANUARY Free Call 2015

LA – Tuesday January 6  – 12 pm
NY – Tuesday January 6  – 3 pm
LON – Tuesday January 6  – 8 pm
SYD – Wednesday January 7 – 7 am (I know! School Holidays )

To stream online, (or download after the call) visit Good Vibe Astrology on TalkShoe.

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Open to everyone.

See you there!

xKim

Sixty Eight days of Exaltation

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Aquarius

Aquarius from Paul Kiritsis, Down the Rabbit Hole

Astro-LOA Flash: In orb of the full moon, Mercury, messenger of the gods, enters the sign of Aquarius and remains there for 68 days. This is no ordinary transit; it is Mercury’s once a year sojourn through the sign of its exaltation!

Consider this the best position for the planet of communication, thoughts, ideas and knowledge. Watch the Mercury by transit video tutorial here.

In esoteric astrology, it is said that Uranus, modern ruler of Aquarius, lends intuitiveness and innovation to the intellectual gifts of Mercury. No fog. No muddle. Just pure awareness.

Think of Uranus as one of the most exciting planets to work with in deliberate creation as this is where we blast through glass ceilings and break out of limiting beliefs! It’s insanely powerful energy!

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With the lengthy stay in the sign of the Water-bearer, we have plenty of time to utilize this energy, making brilliant choices for career, home, creativity and relating. Remember, Mercury is the planet of consciousness, exalted in the higher octave of Uranus/Aquarius. Talk about a chance to expand!

Usually staying in one sign for a month or so, the longer transit in Aquarius is due to the upcoming retrograde period where Mercury appears to slow down, turn around and go backwards. You can leverage the Rx by taking time to rethink decisions made over 2014, reflecting and readjusting as insights appear.

And they will appear!

Mercury is a trickster archetype, as is Uranus, ruler of Aquarius. Combine the two and you have surprise, in all its forms. The key is to suspend judgment (it’s neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad’ but energy, just as it is) and embrace the opportunity to expand.

In the mythologies of many people, the mythic figure who is the embodiment of the unexpected (synchronicity) is the Trickster, who steps godlike through the cracks and flaws in the ordered world of ordinary reality, bringing good luck and bad, profit and loss.(Combs and Holland, 2000)

More on the retrograde period as it approaches, but for now, check out the ephemeris above and mark important dates (transits through your Aquarius house(s) and aspects to planets). As with all transits, awareness is key. Use this energy to enhance every aspect of your life!

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For more on this topic,  tune in to the GVA’s monthly free call in January where we learn a new way to set intentions – with an Astro-LOA twist.

You can also join GVA to take part in ongoing courses, forums and hands on discussions.

See you there!

Powerhouse Full Moon

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crossroad2This is a POWERHOUSE  full moon, one of the triggers for the ongoing Uranus – Pluto square. And don’t forget the Nodes . . .

Jeannette Maw and I will be talking about this on January 6th/7th, on our monthly 2015 Year Ahead – Talkshoe call. Feel free to join in, or stream online. GoodVibeAstrology.com.

Meanwhile, whatever has been brewing – kicking up dust, getting under your skin yet still exciting you to achieve and accomplish more – since early 2012 or so, is heating up.

There could be some minor explosions, not necessarily in a disastrous context, but perhaps in the form of epiphanies, confirmations, validations or inspirations to clear the air.

Think of this as a opportunity to kiss goodbye anything you’ve been ‘tolerating’ and put your energy into things that make you smile. Period. 2015 is the year to connect to inner guidance. Start now. Listen. Appreciate. Respond.

Sign by sign hints below. What’s happening for you on this full moon? Comments always welcome.

FULL MOON @14 Cancer
January 4th/5th
LA– Sunday – 8:54 pm
NY – Sunday – 11:54 pm
LON – Monday – 4:54 am
SYD – Monday – 3:54 pm

AriesARIES: This is time to bring projects to fruition. With your 4th house home sector activated, you want to tidy up loose ends and check and recheck all goals and directives. Are you headed in the direction you really want to go? Do repairs. De-clutter, inside and out. Adjust course. Laugh at trouble!

TaurusTAURUS: Communication with others, especially those you see on a daily basis, has the focus now. There is a surprise there! Suddenly people are saying things that resonate with your soul and give you instant clarity on what step to take next, or not. Either way, the support, or contrast, is instructional. Listen in!

GeminiGEMINI: Any contrasting views around money or shared resources will resolve with everyone’s best interest at heart. Everyone’s!. When it comes to core values and authenticity, you’ve got it all going on. It’s smoother sailing ahead. Hidden in the depths emerges a new talent or skill. Cherish it!

CancerCANCER: Your full moon of the year brings a change of heart. Whatever it is you’ve been brooding over, the worry dissolves! You are not going to live that way anymore. Prep for a mini-identity revelation which leads to authentic growth. You feel right when you own your power. Head that way.

LeoLEO: Whatever focus you’ve had on your daily work and ritual routine, it’s time to rein it in and do some soul searching. Venture more deeply into the realm of your dreams, the language of synchronicity and the power of myth. Spend some quiet time on your own. The Muse has something to communicate!

VirgoVIRGO: Your friends and associates want you to step up in a new way. Could be a leadership opportunity and a chance to redirect goals, or even an organization, towards greater functionality, greater compassion and creativity. Set any reserve aside and rise to the occasion. Your instigate renewal and illumination.

LibraLIBRA: This moon highlights more than your career, mission and profession: it’s about your life’s work. Tune into what you want and own it. You’ll get the notice and attention you need to take the next step. Think big, creative and productive. There is always more room at the top, for you.

ScorpioSCORPIO: Your beliefs about ‘reality’ are up for questioning and you can see the bigger picture, beyond cultural and social conditioning. This is a time to explore your core thoughts, inside and out. Ask which serve you, and then which could serve you better. The doors to expansion open.

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS: The attention turns away from personal security towards joint resources and shared intimacy. How are you connecting to others? Is there true communion? Sharing? Co-creating? Is your heart feeling in alignment with your goals and core values? Answers lead to a new path, new love.

CapricornCAPRICORN: This power lunation in your house of relationship highlights how you balance autonomy AND connection. The key word is balance. Both are authentic, and both deserve reverence and appreciation. Harmony is your goal, not isolation, or smothering. Seek the center of your heart, and live it!

AquariusAQUARIUS: This full moon asks you to assess your health and daily care of the body. Really look at what you eat, drink and do with the physical ‘you.’ The opportunity for clarity around any long-term complaints or symptoms is here. Eyes open. With these insight comes health, abundance and peace.

piscesPISCES: The light shines on your individuality, creative expression and the inner child at heart. Tune into to your sense of joy, play and romantic longings, and bring those aspects out into the world. Assess if you have time for adventures for the fun of it. If not, why not? Seriously, play heals.

Have a wonderful FULL MOON!

Namaste
x Kim

Happy New Year – Astro-LOA Highlights for 2015

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Christian Schloe – Surrealist Visions

On the eve of the New Year 2015, I thought it would be fun to hit the highlights and get us lined up to Pre-Pave the most fabulous year ever. I also wanted a go-to post to refer back to over the year, and dial in on the best way to set 2015 intentions!

Are you with me?

Over at GVA, Jeannette Maw and I will be doing a 12 month call series  to explore these highlights deeper –  Astro-Empower 2015 for GVA Circle Members. You can join us online, or dial in on the day. Everyone welcome.

Highlights of 2015

* The Grand Cardinal Cross ie Uranus square Pluto, Nodes and Luminary activation

This is basically the Uranus/Pluto square that has been in orb since 2010. It makes it’s final exact conjunction in MARCH. It may be helpful to look back over the last 5 years, especially checking in with early 2012, April/May 2013 and January 3/4, 2015 for insights into what’s been challenged, changed and evolved. They key here is to transform, from the inside out. If you are pointing the finger at someone else, or a situation(s), ask what it might have to do with you. This is your primary purpose in 2015, to address ‘where’ this aspect (and the transiting nodes) are activating your chart. If you aren’t sure, ask in the comments and we’ll help you discover it.

The Uranus/Pluto square, what my friend Mystic Medusa calls the Zap-Zone, is in orb all year, triggered to a peak on the following dates:

* Jan 4th, 2015: Full Moon at 14 Cancer
* Mar 16, 2015 – FINAL Uranus square Pluto 16 Aries/Capricorn
* Apr 4, 2014 - Full Moon Eclipse 14 Aries
* Apr 15, 2015 – Icarus conjunct Uranus 16 Aries
* Jul 15th, 2015: New Moon at 23 degrees Cancer

* Mercury Rx Cycles 2015

Mercury the trickster, planet of communication, messenger of the gods, is retrograde three times in 2015. This is like the 4 of Swords in the Tarot where we pause, slow down and rethink, reconsider, review and reevaluate ideas, feelings, plans and promises, particularly in the area of life indicated by the zodiac degrees. Check them out.

Here is a list of the times/degrees (EST – thank you Cafe Astrology)

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* Chinese New Year of the Goat  – February 18/19, 2015

This is a very powerful New Moon and ‘changing of the guardians’.

LA – Feb 18 – 3:47 pm
NY – Feb 18 – 6:47 pm
Lon – -Feb 18 – 11:47 pm
Syd – – Feb 19 – 10:47 pm

We’ll do a call on this topic in February for sure!

* Mars-Venus and Eros-Psyche in Pisces with Neptune and Chrion and over the Zero Degree Aries Point!

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A line up like this doesn’t happen every year. The last one may not have even been in your lifetime!

You’ll want to tune into your powers of attraction, passion and deepest desires where you find 0 Pisces to 0 Aries in your chart. Here’s the Ephemeris:

We’ll be doing a call specifically on this topic in February 2015 over at GVA. Keep an eye on the calendar or sign up as a GVA member if you want to delve deeper.

* The Season of the Eclipses

* March 20 – New Moon Eclipse @29 Pisces – This is the last degree of the last sign. Ask, “What will I expiate?” You give something back to the gods today.
* April 4 – Full Moon Eclipse @14 Libra – Activation of the Uranus – Pluto square. You get to see what is left to process. In @technicolor.
* September 13 – New Moon Eclipse @20 Virgo – Do the de-clutter of the year.
September 27 – Full Moon Eclipse @4 Aries – a full on physical body – love – check- in!

* Venus Rx in 2015

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Periodically, the Synodic cycle has Venus turning retrograde once every 18 months or so. We are in for another one this year, a chance to reflect on our relationships, values, self-worth and esthetics.

Active from June to October, you’ll want to pre-pave this, big time! Look at your chart to find the range of degrees between 14 Leo and 0 Virgo. That is the house(s) you want to activate and immerse in for the best results.

More on this when the time comes.

* Jupiter in Leo and Virgo

Jupiter as an astrological archetype is know as the ‘Greater Benefic‘ It’s the largest planet in our solar system and is symbolic of large scale experiences – big wins, big times, big love. You get the picture.

Jupiter is optimistic, popular, expansive and generous. Some call him the ‘Cosmic Santa Clause’ (others reserve that title for Neptune) but all agree, Jupiter lifts our hopes, helps us aim high and shows us new horizons.

But what’s really going on when we experience this energy is we begin to believe in ourselves. That’s what makes it happen!

The power of the vibrations of confidence, commitment and belief . . . can turn dark horses into champions, long shots into heroes and underdogs into top dogs. -Jeannette Maw

Confidence means you believe in yourself and where Jupiter changes signs, it symbolizes where we can amp up that belief and make things bigger! Check where Jupiter is transiting in late Leo / early Virgo and put your focus there in 2015!

* Saturn in and out of Scorpio

As Saturn, the planet of maturity, form, structure and ‘reality building’ glides into the sign of Sagittarius, we can get quite visionary, but he doesn’t stay there for long. From June to September 2015, Saturn is back into the tail end of Scorpio. You know, the one with the sting.

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This is a powerful symbol of expansion, inner and outer, supporting awareness and releasing resistance in all it’s forms. In other words, dropping the deliberate creator denial. How? One way is to listening to the messages  via synchronicity, body talk, projection, events and dreams. More on that in the June GVA call. All welcome to join in.

Here’s to a happy, empowered and thrilling New Year. (check out a quick guide from Jeannette Maw for setting those intentions now.

Thank you for all your support and good wishes.

Happy 2015, Love and Light,

xxxKim

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