Saturday, January 16, 2021

Mercury Retrograde Jan 2021

 


Hello Everyone, 

I am a little late with this post but I have been on vacation this week and have been spending much of my time reading, shopping, and simply enjoying my life.  As you can see from the image above - as of this writing - we are two days into the pre-shadow of Mercury Retrograde. If this is your first time hearing about Mercury Retrograde, you might want to check out the links at the bottom of this page. 

Mercury Retrograde, The Pre-Shadow (Aquarius)

The Pre-Shadow, which began on 1/14/21 @ 11:51 PM (Pacific),  is when we begin to see Mercury start slowing down and this is where we will begin to feel the beginning of Mercury Retrograde. This period of time can be marked by errors in communication, travel, and electronics. These are just general events that usually occur during periods of Mercury Retrograde. The Sign or Signs that Mercury RX occurs in also influences events that occur during Mercury RX.

The Pre-Shadow began in Aquarius and this can cause people to exhibit unusual or unpredictable thoughts and behavior. During this time period you could re-evaluate the people and groups you choose to associate your self with. You may feel that you no longer fit in with any of these groups or associations, or their purpose no longer appeals to you. You may decide to put some distance between you and them or remove yourself from them all together. Alternately, you may even find yourself cast out or removed from a group or your friend's circle. In addition, since Aquarius rules electronics and gadgets, we can expect to have more than the usual amount of trouble with them. In fact, I sat down this morning to write my blog entry for the upcoming Sun in Aquarius on the 19th and my astrology program would not load necessitating that I use a screenshot from an app I use on my cell phone and iPad

Now to figure out exactly how Mercury Retrograde will affect you on a personal, individual level, you will need to see what natal house your Aquarius is in. The area of life represented by that house is the area of life that will most be affected by Mercury Retrograde. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Aquarius is your 11th House 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Aquarius is your 10th House 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Aquarius is your 9th House 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Aquarius is your  8th House
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Aquarius is your 7th House
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Aquarius is your 6th House
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Aquarius is your  5th House 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Aquarius is your 4th House 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Aquarius is your 3rd House 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Aquarius is your 2nd House 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Aquarius is your 1st House
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Aquarius is your 12th House 

Mercury Retrograde in the 4th House 

This house rules your home, neighborhood, community, and family. Your home should be your sanctuary and it should make you feel safe and secure when you are there. With mercury retrograde in your fourth house, your home may feel stifling. You may feel the urge to remodel your home, rearrange your furniture, or refresh the paint. At any rate, this is a good time to remove clutter for the free flow of energy through your home and gain a new perspective on how you feel about your environment. Since this house also rules your early childhood, this could also be a time when old childhood issues resurface that will have to resolved.

Essentially, those events that occur during the Pre-Shadow will frame your experiences during the retrograde phase. These experiences are believed to be necessary for our own personal growth and soul-evolvement. At the end of the Pre-Shadow, Mercury will come to a complete stop and 26° Aquarius and sit there for a few days. 

Mercury Retrograde

The Retrograde period is when Mercury starts moving again, only from our perspective on Earth it will appear to be moving backwards across the zodiac.  It is during this period that we will most strongly feel the effects of Mercury Retrograde. Generally speaking, we can expect communication, travel, and electronics to go all wonky on us.  During Mercury Retrograde, we refrained from making any major decisions or changes. Instead we are told to RE-lax, RE-evaluate, RE-assess our issues and conditions

Mercury Station Direct 

Mercury is said to Station Direct when it starts moving forward again. This is the period when many people feel like they can start breathing again (metaphorically speaking). They hear Mercury Direct and think that its over. But that is not the case. Mercury Stationing Direct is really the beginning of the Post-Shadow period. 

Mercury Retrograde, the Post Shadow

Finally, we experience the Post-Shadow. This is the period between the time Mercury stations direct and it reaches the point where it initially began to slow down in the first place. Just like when you get in your car to drive somewhere, your speed is not constant. The speed of your vehicle is constantly shifting, slowing down, stopping, and speeding up again. In like fashion, Mercury's speed is not constant. Mercury usually moves at about 2 degrees per day, however, during the post shadow period is may move only about 1 degree (or less) per day and will pick up speed as the days go forward.

The post-shadow period of Mercury Retrograde is characterized as a period in which those issues raised during Mercury Retrograde are still present but may be winding down, that is, they are still present but not as intense as before. During this post shadow phase is where we take what we learned during Mercury Retrograde and apply that knowledge to re-dress and re-solve those issues and conditions that were raised during Mercury Retrograde.

Carolina Dean 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

New Moon in Capricorn 2021

 



New Moon in Capricorn 
1/12/21  9:01 PM 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses

New Moon in Capricorn


A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon both occupy the same degree of the same sign at the same time. As you can see from the chart above both the Sun and Moon are transiting 23° Capricorn making this a new Moon. A New Moon bring new possibilities. When the New Moon is in Capricorn people begin to focus more on their career and they become more ambitious, disciplined, and hard-working.  They may be more concerned with advancing in their chosen profession. They may meet with a boss or mentor for some kind of job performance review with the hopes of more responsibility, more power, and more money. They may also work on their long term goals. If it seems that their current job cannot satisfy their ambitions, they may consider a new job or life direction in general.  

How to Work with New Moon in Capricorn Energy 

  • practice "TR" total responsibility for your own thoughts, words and esp. actions. 
  • evaluate and refine your goals and life direction 
  • let go of or release laziness 
  • be more of an independent, goal-oriented self-starter. 
  • create a "business plan" or "flow chart" to help you achieve life goals
  • let purpose drive your actions 
  • read the biography of someone you admire 
  • establish boundaries (esp. between work and home)

Where Capricorn falls in your chart is the area of life where you will feel more ambitious, disciplined and hardworking. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Capricorn is your 10th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Capricorn is your 9th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Capricorn is your 8th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Capricorn is your 7th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Capricorn is your 6th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Capricorn is your 5th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Capricorn is your 4th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Capricorn is your 3rd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Capricorn is your 2nd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Capricorn is your 1st House. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Capricorn is your 12th house.
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Capricorn is your 11th House. 

Example: 

New Moon + Capricorn + 3rd House 

When the New Moon is in Capricorn and the 3rd House, you become more ambitious and disciplined about communicating with others. This is a good time to network with others and so you'll have more exchanging with others through electronics means such as emails, text messages, phone calls, etc.... You ability to absorb, gather, and organize information is accentuated which allows you to get more organized and be more efficient. You tend to make decisions quicker now and they are usually the right ones.  You may even get involved in your community. 

Aspects 

As you can see the Sun and (New) Moon are applying a conjunction to Pluto. With the Sun and Moon conjunct Pluto, your personal life and matters comes into focus and you start thinking about what you need to change in order to become more powerful or feel more powerful. To this end you may try to change some part of yourself or your life. The Natal House where the conjunction takes place will give an indication as to how this aspect can manifest for you. 

Where does the new moon in Capricorn fall in your natal chart and how will it manifest for you?

Carolina Dean 


Saturday, January 9, 2021

The Astrology of the First House

 The Astrology of the First House 


Note: In 2020, I focused on the transits of the moon through the twelve signs of the zodiac at the rate of one sign per month. This year, I will be focusing on the twelve houses. This is the first in my series on the Astrology of the 12 Houses. 


Astrological Sign 


​The first house is ruled by Aries in the natural chart. 


​House Classification 


​The First House is an Angular House 


​First House Keywords 


the self, ego, appearance, initiative, leadership, fresh starts and new beginnings. 


First House: The House of Self 


The first house represents the world's first impression of you, your physical appearance, and how you react to new people and things. 

Signs in the First House 


​Signs in the first house (the Ascendant) describe your approach the the activities of the First House. The characteristics associated with your Ascendant are also incorporated into the impression you give to others. For example, with Taurus in the first house you're someone who comes across as stubborn, hardworking, persevering, patient, somewhat passive, and who enjoys the material pleasures in life. 


​Natal Planets in the First House 


Natal planets in this house color the first impression people have of you and helps you understand how the people around you perceive you. For example, with Uranus in the first house you are probably described as quirky, or someone who marches to the beat of their own drummer. You may have an unusual look, you may frequently change your look, or dress in an unconventional manner. By contrast, if you have Saturn in the first house you may be perceived as someone who is more mature, responsible and structured.  ​


Transit Planet in the First House 


Transit Planets in the First House indicate changes to the activities of the first house. For example, when Venus transits your first house others may find you more attractive and charming. 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Venus in Capricorn 2021

 



Venus in Capricorn 
1/8/21 7:40 AM 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 


Venus in Capricorn (General) 

When Venus is in Capricorn, people can be more cold, distant, and conservative. They are more ambitious, professional, responsible and formal. With Venus passing through the earthy- cardinal sector of the chart that rules over career, ambition, and profession you may find love and friendship activities melding with career ones. With the holidays coming up, this can translate to office thanksgiving parties or celebrations, important lunches or dinners with the boss and / or coworkers.  This is a time to relax a little but not too much. There is a need to walk the fine line between being friendly and social but still keep it professional.  


Where Capricorn falls in your natal chart is the area of life where Venus in Capricorn will most be felt.
 
  • If your rising sign is Aries, Capricorn is your 10th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Capricorn is your 9th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Capricorn is your 8th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Capricorn is your 7th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Capricorn is your 6th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Capricorn is your 5th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Capricorn is your 4th house 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Capricorn is your 3rd house. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Capricorn is your 2nd house. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Capricorn is your 1st house. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Capricorn is your 12th house. 
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Capricorn is your 11th house. 


Example 

Venus + Capricorn + 3rd House 

When Venus is in Capricorn and the 3rd house of communication, siblings, and long journeys you could appear colder and more distant, or formal, in your communications with others. However, you are also abel to turn on the charm in order to get your point across and get what you want from others. Venus being the plent of love in the 3rd house (ruled by Gemini, the Twins) can also point to the possibility of a love triangle forming. Since Capricorn rules one's career, you could find yourself torn between your career and your love, or you could be town between two people that you meet at work, while traveling, or through a sibling.  

Where does Capricorn fall in your chart and how will Venus in Capricorn manifest for you? 

Carolina Dean 

Mercury in Aquarius 2021

 


Mercury in Aquarius 
Jan 8th 2021  3:59 AM 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 

Mercury in Aquarius (General)

Mercury is said to be exalted in Aquarius, meaning that it is more powerful. When Mercury (I Think) is in Aquarius (I Know) people are, generally, more altruistic, rebellious, and detached. They may exhibit original thoughts and ideas and think more about the future. People are more likely to get involves in groups and causes, usually of a humanitarian nature. 

Where Aquarius falls in your Natal, or Birth, Chart is the area of life where you will exhibit original, even rebellious, thoughts and ideas. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Aquarius is your 11th House 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Aquarius is your 10th House 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Aquarius is your 9th House 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Aquarius is your  8th House
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Aquarius is your 7th House
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Aquarius is your 6th House
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Aquarius is your  5th House 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Aquarius is your 4th House 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Aquarius is your 3rd House 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Aquarius is your 2nd House 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Aquarius is your 1st House
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Aquarius is your 12th House 

Example 

Mercury in Aquarius and the 4th House 

I have unconventional thoughts about tradition and home. 

When Mercury is in Aquarius and the 4th house you exhibit original and unconventional thoughts and ideas about your home, and family traditions. You may toy with the idea of making physical or cosmetic changes to your home or living environment that makes it more unique and reflective of your personality. The 4th house is ruled by the Moon, so it is possible that your emotions could cloud you thinking and so you may draw upon like-minded people to for advice or direction. 

Aspects 

Aspects, or relationships, between transit Mercury and planets in your natal chart should also be considered. For example, in my birth chart Mercury at 0° Aquarius is applying (approaching) a conjunction to my natal Jupiter at 4°Aquarius. A conjunction is a type of aspect wherein the energies of two (or more) planets become so blended that it is difficult to distinguish one from the other. 

When Jupiter (I expand) conjuncts (blends) with Mercury (I think) your thoughts, ideas and perspective is expanded. You may think more positive thoughts, in fact, you may have a hard time accepting or dealing with anything considered negative because you believe it will just "work out".  However, your mind is more receptive to thoughts, ideas, and information that helps you grow so this is a good time to learn something new. 

Ruler of the House 

The 'ruler" of the house is another dimension of astrological interpretation that should be considered. In Astrology, Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo so the houses that these signs are in in your natal chart are areas of life that will have an affect on the natal house that Mercury in Aquarius is transiting. 

For example, in my own chart Mercury ruled Virgo is in the the 11th house of friends and associates. So the area(s) of life represents by the 11th house will help the urge of the 4th house. What this means is that my relationships with my friends and associated will have an effect on my sense of emotional well being and security.  This could also mean that your friends may feel more like family than your actual family. 

Where does 0° Aquarius fall in your chart and how will the ingress of Mercury in Aquarius manifest for you? 

Carolina Dean 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Mars in Taurus 2021

 





Mars in Taurus 

1/6/21 2:26 PM 

Natural Chart / Whole Houses 


Mars in Taurus (General) 

With Mars in Taurus you are driven to have more comfort and security. The urge to make money and increase your personal possessions is strengthened. Patient and determined you aren't afraid to work hard to get what you want. Rather than taking risks, however, you are more apt to take the more traditional, tried and true route to success and achievement --- even if it takes years.
 
Money is important to you and having it makes you feel secure. The more money and things of value you have the more secure you feel.  You may have a tendency to spend too much money on materialistic things when Mars is in Taurus so its important that you refrain from overspending and be careful of engaging in retail therapy just to feel better. 

In terms of love, Mars in Taurus grants an appreciation for both stability and strength and so you may find yourself attracted to, our aroused by, anyone or anything that can provide you with such stability.  You may find your sexual powers are more potent and you have more stamina than usual. Your appetite for the finer things in life in terms of appeasing the senses (food, sex, etc.. ) is heightened and so you should caution yourself from over-indulging and to exercise moderation in all things. 

How Mars in Taurus Affects You

The house that Taurus occupies in your birth chart is the area of life where you will feel more driven determined and aggressive.   In order to determine the house that Mars in Taurus is transiting you look at your birth chart and determine what house aligns with Taurus. For example. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Taurus is your 2nd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Taurus is your 1st House. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Taurus is your 12th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Taurus is your 11th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Taurus is your 10th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Taurus is your 9th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Taurus is your 8th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Taurus is your 7th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Taurus is your 6th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Taurus is your 5th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Taurus is your 4th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Taurus is your 3rd House. 


For Example

Mars in Taurus and the 7th House of relationships. With Mars in Taurus and the 7th house you are driven to compromise and have more balance in your relationships (business and personal).  You show more diplomacy,  patience,  and understanding when dealing with others and are committed to standing by those you are close to for the long haul. You understand that you have to give a little to get a little and you are willing to make compromises so long as you receive something of value in return.  

Mars Aspects 

As you can see from the chart above, Mars is applying a conjunction to Uranus in Taurus. When Mars conjuncts Uranus the need to break away from any person or situation that limits you in some way. The urge to take more risks is stronger. You want to break out of your routine and add more excitement to your life. Again the house in your birth cart occupied by Taurus will represent the area of life where you will have more energy and be driven to take risks. 

In addition to the Aspects between the planets in the transit chart, you'll want to check the aspects between Mars in 0° Taurus and the planets in your Natal Chart. 


Where does Taurus fall in your chart and how will Mars in Taurus manifest for you?

Friday, January 1, 2021

The Astrology of January 2021

 The Astrology of January 2021


  • Jan 06th     Waning Moon                         1:38 AM 
  • Jan 06th     Mars in Taurus                        2:26 PM      
  • Jan 08th     Mercury in Aquarius              3:59 AM      
  • Jan 08th     Venus in Capricorn                 7:40 AM      
  • Jan 12th     New Moon in Cap.                 9:02 PM 
  • Jan 14th     Mercury RX Pre-Shadow     11:51 PM      
  • Jan 19th     Sun in Aquarius                    12:39 PM      
  • Jan 20th     Waxing Moon                        1:03 PM
  • Jan 28th     Full Moon in Leo                 11:18 AM 
  • Jan 30th     Mercury Retrograde              7:52 AM      


Best Days February 2019 

The Best Days was a feature in many old almanacs and gave the optimal times for performing such tasks as weaning a baby, pulling teeth, or planting by the signs. Here I have taken this concept and applied it to the folk magic tradition of Hoodoo and given the best days for various magical endeavors. They are: 


  • Love & Romance       2, 3, 12-15, 21, 22
  • Crown of Success       1-3, 11-15, 19, 20, 27, 28 
  • Sex & Sexuality         17, 18, 21-23
  • Cleansing                   10-13, 19, 20 
  • Hotfooting                  5-8, 23, 24 
  • Unblocking                 7-10, 25, 26

Carolina Dean 


Thursday, December 31, 2020

What I Read in 2020

 What I Read in 2020*

Carolina Dean


  1. Astrology for Real Life, Theresa Reed 
  2. Taurus Eyes, Bonnie Hearn Hill 
  3. Gemini Night, Bonnie Hearn Hill 
  4. The Perfect Paragon, MC Beaton 
  5. There Goes the Bride, MC Beaton 
  6. Spider's Web, Agatha Christie 
  7. The Professional Astrologer, (Various) 
  8. Recipe for Deception, Rachael Phillips 
  9. As the Pig Turns, MC Beaton 
  10. Hiss and Hers, MC Beaton 
  11. Something Borrowed, Something Dead, MC Beaton 
  12. Blood of an Englishman, MC Beaton 
  13. Quiche of Death, MC Beaton 
  14. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie 
  15. Death of the Nile, Agatha Christie 
  16. Death at First Sight, Lena Gregory 
  17. Occult and Battery, Lena Gregory 
  18. The Murderous Marriage, MC Beaton 
  19. The Terrible Tourist, MC Beaton 
  20. The Wellspring of Death, MC Beaton 
  21. The Wizard of Evesham, MC Beaton 
  22. The Witch of Wyckhadden, MC Beaton 
  23. The Fairies of Fryfam, MC Beaton 
  24. The Clocks, Agatha Christie 
  25. Only the Stars Know Her Name, Amanda Marrone 
  26. Thinner, Stephen King 
  27. The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry 
  28. Fairview Book Club, Sophie Green 
  29. Cooking with Astrology, S. Omarr; M. Roy 
  30. Pushing Up Daisies, MC Beaton 
  31. The Potted Gardner, MC Beaton 
  32. The Vicious Vet, MC Beaton 
  33. The Walker of Dembly, MC Beaton 
  34. Queer Astrology 
  35. The Love from Hell, MC Beaton 
  36. Secret of Humber Revealed, Cat Yronwode 
  37. Daughter of Darkness, JR Lowell 
  38. The Day the Floods Came, MC Beaton 
  39. The Curious Curate, MC Beaton 
  40. The Haunted House, MC Beaton 
  41. The Deadly Dance, MC Beaton 
  42. Live, Lies, Liquor; MC Beaton 
  43. Kissing Christmas Goodbye, MC Beaton 
  44. A Spoonful of Poison, MC Beaton 
  45. Busy Body, MC Beaton 
  46. Dishing the Dirty, MC Beaton 
  47. The Witch's Tree, MC Beaton 
  48. The Dead Ringer, MC Beaton 
  49. Beating About the Bush, MC Beaton 
  50. The Strawberry Thief, Joann Harris 
  51. Death of a Maid, MC Beaton 
  52. California Demon, Julie Kenner 
  53. Bourbon Street Blues, Greg Herren 
  54. The Blue Train, Agatha Christie 
  55. Night Shift, Charlaine Harris 
  56. Murder on the Links, Agatha Christie 
  57. The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman 
  58. The Witches, Peter Curtis 
  59. Fadeout, Joseph Hansen 
  60. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?, Ursula Curtiss 
  61. Hot to Trot, MC Beaton 
  62. Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie 
  63. A Secret History of Witches, Louisa Morgan 
  64. The 100 Foot Journey, Richard Morais 
  65. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Mark Haddon 
  66. The Witches Kind, Louisa Morgan 
  67. Vincent Price, A Daughter's Biography, Victoria Price  
  68. Age of Witches, Louisa Morgan 

* In addition to the list above, I also read two obscure Grimoires that I found at the thrift store and which I am not ready to reveal the names of at this time. 

Carolina Dean 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Full Moon in Cancer 2020 X 2

 


Full Moon in Cancer 
12/29/20  7:28 PM Pacific 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon occupy the same degree of opposing signs. As you can see from the chart above the Moon is in 8° Cancer and the Sun is 180° away in 8° Capricorn forming an opposition and making this a Full Moon. 

 The Big Picture 

An opposition is a type of aspect between two planets in which they are pulling away from one another. In an individuals chart it often feels like someone is doing something to you and you feel powerless to do anything about it. In this natural chart above, the moon is transiting the area of the chart dealing with home, our roots, where you live, your property, and subconscious while the Sun is transiting the part of our chart dealing with status, authority figures, our career, and ambition.... in other words: our private lives vs. public perception. 

Whereas New Moons often bring a new beginning or a new opportunity, a Full Moon bring completion and endings.  Cancer is a Cardinal sign, and cardinal signs are the leaders of the zodiac. They have a great deal of energy and enjoy starting things and need a lot of action in their lives or they get bored and restless. A Full Moon in the Cardinal sign of cancer can manifest as endings surrounding the home. This is a good time to finish home projects, or resolving a family matter.  If you have been spending too much time at home or at work, now is also a good time to balance your time and energy between the two. 

How to Work with Full Cancer Moon Energy 

  • exercise more empathy and compassion 
  • try to be less sensitive to criticism
  • allow yourself and others to experience their emotions without judgement 
  • understand that feeling (yours or another's) are valid whether you agree or disagree with them. 
  • check in with your mother and older, female relatives 
  • revisit and heal your past
  • finish up any home projects 
  • resolve family matters

The Personal Touch 

To better understand how the Full Cancer Moon will manifest for you, you need to examine the houses that 8° Cancer and Capricorn occupy in your Natal or Birth Chart.  The area of life represented by your Cancer house is the area of life where you will feel the need to nurture, while the area of life represented by your Capricorn house is the area of life which may interfere with your ability to nurture your Cancer house. For example, 8° Cancer falls in my 9th house and 8° Capricorn falls in my 3rd house. 

Let's break it down....

Full Moon + Cancer + 9th House 

I feel the need to nurture and protect my freedom and independence. 


VS. 

Sun + Capricorn + 3rd House 

I am reliable and discipline in my self-expression 

Interpretation

Your focus now is on your spirituality and you want the freedom and independence to explore your beliefs and broaden your mind.  You give great consideration to how your beliefs help or hinder your personal, or spiritual growth. You are open to having new and different experiences while still having fun. However, you may not feel that you are able to fully express yourself now due to being confronted by or held back by old modes of thinking and self-expression. In short, while you want to break free and explore new thoughts, ideas and experiences, you may find yourself unable to escape old modes of thinking and self-expression. 

Where does the Full Moon in 8° Cancer fall in your chart and how will it manifest for you? 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

The Astrology of New Beginnings

 The Astrology of New Beginnings 

Spiritual Contracts 


Its the day after Christmas and New Year's is less than a week away and many people are beginning to think about their goals and intentions for 2021. For this reason I would like to talk to you today about Spiritual Contracts. 

When people hear the words spiritual contract, they may think about selling their soul to the devil at the crossroads or making a pact with a demon in exchange for wealth, fame, or power. However, that is not the type of spiritual contract I am speaking about. If you have ever written a wish on a piece of paper and placed it under a fixed candle or tucked it into a mojo bag along with herbs, roots, and other things --- then you have forged a spiritual contract. This contract would be between you and whatever power or entity you petitioned, be it God, a Saint, a Spirit, Ancestor, your Guardian Angel, or just simply the universe. 

When you perform such a ritual, you are saying I am going to follow this prescribed rite (the spell) and I am sacrificing this candle, these herbs, my time, and my energy, and in return this spiritual power will make my wish come to pass. That is a contract. 

With that in mind, let us draw up a spiritual contract for our goals and intentions in 2021. If you like, you can set the mood by lighting a candle dressed with a condition oil. Presumably your goals and intentions will over the gambit from money to love so instead of using several different oils you might want to use something generic like Special Oil 21 or Planet Oil (this oil encompasses all the energies of the planets in our solar system).  

Next, you will write up your contract. For example


                              SPIRITUAL CONTRACT

 

 
This contract is entered into and between _____(name)_______ (an individual, the party of the first part) and __________________  (a spirit, the party of the second part). The term of this agreement shall begin on January 1st, 2021 and shall continue until its termination date of December 31st, 2021. The specific terms of this contract are as follows.

 

In consideration of the mutual promises set forth herein, the party of the first part covenants and agrees that it shall [here you will list your goals]

 

1. 
2. 
3. 

Furthermore, the party of the second part covenants and agrees to the following stipulations. 

    1. Offer support and encouragement in the accomplishment of my goals.
    2. Place people and events in my path that will assist me to successfully accomplish my goals.
    3. Guide my thoughts and actions through my dreams, intuition and strong signs.
This contract shall not be modified in any manner unless in writing and signed by both parties. This document and any attachments hereto constitute the entire agreement between these parties. This contract shall be binding upon the parties and shall be enforced under the laws of the universe.
 
_____________________                        _____________________      
Signature                                    Signature
(Party of the First Part)                    (Party of the Second Part)
_____________________                        _____________________         

Date                                         Date 


You can copy this contract into a word program, edit it as needed and print it out before hand. However, I suggest that you write in your name and list of goals by hand. When you are done, read over your contract (never sign anything without reading it) and when you are satisfied right your name at the bottom right (the party of the first part) and then you can simply sign an X for the party of the second part. 

Next you can place your contract under the candle and leave it there until the candle burns out. When the candle is spent, place your contract in a safe place. Personally, I like to press it in my Bible anywhere it states "and this shall come to pass". Remember to periodically take out your contract to review your goals and intentions, keep them fresh in your mind, and track your progress. 

Carolina Dean