It’s shortly after 2:30am and I am wide awake as the shadow of the earth is beginning to pass over the moon.
As I was studying a visual representation of the movements of the celestial spheres posted by the wonderfully wise Oka Fala, I felt inspired to write about it as I’ve discovered this is an effective way for me to process information.
First, I’ll post a link to Oka’s blogpost so if you’re reading this, you too can have a visual. His astrological diagrams are absolutely fab by the way and full of insight so if you’re interested in this subject, check out the other posts on his blog! (I’m referencing the first diagram in this particular blogpost of his.):
It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words and there is far more shown in Oka’s diagram then I will write about here. I will begin by pulling on a thread and we’ll see what comes unravelled…
In the top righthand corner of Oka’s drawing (see link to his blogpost above) where the orange bird is in the triangle and the triangle is in the circle.. The three points of the triangle are showing what’s known in astrology as a Grand (Fire) Trine. Three points are each 120 degrees in relation to one another forming a triangle in the sky and and at 120 degrees a sign will meet up with the next sign in it’s same element. So elementally here we have Aires, Leo and Sagittarius – the three fire signs of the zodiac, each 120 degrees away from the next. The planets involved: Uranus, Jupiter and Mars, are in a Grand Trine formation with each other. Not all grand trines are equal! This grand trine is particularly notable because of the three planets involved, which are three major players on the stage of our lives so to speak. Additionally they are in the fire element which symbolize Spirit, Creativity, Passion, Inspiration and Vision.
Let’s look first at the three planets involved in our grand fire trine. Then we’ll look at the Libra full moon/blood moon eclipse and then if you’re still reading, a quick note on Mercury retrograde this month.
First of all we have Uranus in the Cardinal fire sign ARIES, the RA-m. It’s good to start here because Uranus is such a significant and influential player this year as is was in aspect to the Aries New Moon at the time of the astrological new year on March 30th of this year, 2014. Because it’s energies were imprinted with the Aries new moon, Uranus has great influence over this entire astrological year. 2014 until spring of 2015 is a year of great change and revolution.
This is because Uranus is the god of Revolution. (He was after all discovered in 1781 in the midst of the American, French, and Industrial Revolutions.) Uranus represents Sudden, always Innovative and often Shocking (and Electrical) Change, Insights, flashes of Genius (or Insanity) that are not always comfortable and are often surprising and/or shocking but are in our best interest and ultimately for our highest and best good. There is a great beauty in this as Uranus will always realign us with exactly where we’re meant to be throughout the course of our lives.
Uranus, the planet of Revolution, is in the fire sign Aries. Aries the Ram is the great “I AM” of the zodiac. Aries rules the first house which is area of our life allotted to our Self, our Identity, our Image and Individuality. As Uranus makes it’s transit through Aries, collectively it is our very Self, our Identity and Individuality which is undergoing a great and intimate Revolution. This is a key and beautiful aspect to the Creative Renaissance that is happening at this time. Each of us in our own way is moving through a Rebirth of who we are on the core, individual level. Aries INSPIRES. We are being inspired to CHANGE (Uranus) from the inside out.
Vive la Revolution!
Jupiter is in the Fixed fire sign LEO, the Lion-(heart).
Jupiter is the planet of Wisdom and Expansion. He is a Grandiose, Optimistic and Benevolent god who opens us up to a multitude of new vistas and horizons of Possibility. He is our inner Guru and opens us up to new perspectives we haven’t held before so that we may grow in Truth and Wisdom.
This past summer, Jupiter moved out of Cancer and into the sign of Leo. In the zodiac, Leo the Lion rules the heart. We are going through open-heart surgery! Jupiter is expanding our capacity to give and receive Love. We are gaining Wisdom at this time in matters of the heart and we are each learning to be brave hearts and to take a leap of faith, to follow the Creative pull of our heart. Leo rules Creativity, Sexuality, Romance, Children. How is your inner-guru guiding you to participate in Creation at this time?
Follow your heart!
Mars is in the Mutable fire sign, Sagittarius, the Archer/Centaur. Mars is the god of Action! It represents the Desires of our ego. It is our the way we pursue of goals and the way in which we deal with conflict in our lives. Mars is also our sex drive. What drives us to action? Now that our inner warrior has moved into Sagittarius, it is time to Actively move into our spiritual Centre (Centaur).
Once we’re centred, the Archer can then take aim and “fire” those arrows of desire towards our individual and collective Vision. Sagittarius represents our Inner Vision, Higher Learning, Truth, Wisdom. What is your Vision for the life you Desire to actively create? What is the Vision we wise owls are holding collectively for humanity and how can YOU, the Individual, put that into Action within your own life? Be bold, take action!
Get “centaured” and shoot for the stars!
Alright. So we’ve established the key players in our Grand Fire Trine. Uranus (Revolution/Individuality), Jupiter (Wisdom/Expansion) and Mars (Action/Desire). Each harmoniously coalescing in the spirited fire elements, spiralling consciousness upwards in the cyclical dance of life. Now what of this Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse that is happening as I write this?
Literally, it’s happening right now as I write this in this early morning hours in Nelson, BC. A clear cloudless sky, luminous light play, sleepless lucky me. Also, it’s my dad’s 48th birthday today. Happy birthday dad!
Back to our Blood Moon.. it’s happening during the Libra Lunar Month which as astrologer Laura Walker disseminates to us, is akin to a month-long full moon phase of the year. To intensify and illuminate this point, today, October 8th we enter into the full moon phase of the month, in the lunar month which is like the full moon phase of the year. That’s a lot of light!
The full moon serves to illuminate for us what has been hidden in the shadows of our psyches. The cellar door is open so to speak and a flashlight is being shined down there. Truth and realizations abound. If the cold, hard light of truth is too bright, you may wish to adjust your lens to create a more gentle and disuse glow.
Light = Intelligence/Information and we each process information in our own way. Slow down, rest and ground yourself in nature if you start to feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed.
The Libra Lunar cycle of the year is a culmination of the energetics which were imprinted into out individual and collective psyche at the time of the Aries new moon/lunar cycle which began on March 30th, 2014. What was beginning and being seeded in your life at that time? The Libra cycle is a continuation of the Virgo cycle which started at the end of August. This is the harvest time of the year. What has grown and developed in your life and how are you able to harvest what you have learned?
The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse happening right now is acting as a reset button in our lives. We are at the halfway point of this astrological year, in direct opposition to the Aries new moon that occurred in the spring and the energetics that were set into motion at that time.
This is an opportunity for us to break free from what has been limiting, restricting and binding us in our lives. Remember, the truth, (even fugly truth) shall set you free. Also remember, the truth is like a lion: set it free and it will defend itself.
This year of 2014 is a year of great inner/outer revolution as many of us are individually and collectively getting back in touch with the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. Change is a foot, taking a step on the path of wisdom. Get it? Relax and flow with the changes happening in your life now as we’re each being guided to take to the helm of our ships on the waters of destiny.
Bless all y’all wise owls and lighthouses. Keep shining!
*A note on MERCURY which is Retrograde from October 4th to October 25th. This is a great time to rewire, rediscover, revise, reset, reconnect, release… For your re-ispiration, here’s a link to 35 Great Things to Do During Mercury Retrograde: