New Moon in Scorpio | When Everything Changes

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 October 30th, 2016 

Holding on is believing that there's only a past;
letting go is knowing that there's a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma

New Moon in Scorpio:
Nothing changes until you start believing in yourself.

Change is not for the faint-hearted. Change is for those who want to let go of the old — not only because they need to, but because they want to. Those who are ready to make their transition from an ending to a brand new beginning. Although there may be a sense of comfort in routines, understanding that change is one constant in life can help us become less attached to them. 

Sometimes change can be filled with happiness and excitement, while other times it can also be filled with fear and anxiety. One of the first steps to take to help us successfully move forward and embrace change is to disengage from the familiar so that we can reevaluate our identity. What truly lies beneath our attachments? What is behind our deepest needs and wants? Are we ready to stand in our power and step into the future with the new insights that come from change? 

There is wisdom in seeing the power of perspective in the midst of change. Rather than looking at change as an ending, we can look at it as a time for seeing our true potential and recognizing new opportunities. Rather than feeling stuck from focusing on what we cannot change, we can ask ourselves, "What is the next step for my best interest and well-being?". Every moment holds the seed of transformation. Are we stuck in our cocoon of old, outdated patterns of belief, or are we ready to break free and fly (realizing that we had our wings all along)?

Although there may be a sense of comfort in routines,
understanding that change is one constant in life
can help us become less attached to them.

Happy New Moon! The Moon is joining the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio, marking an extra transformative and regenerative New Moon in the sign of the Scorpion. The transition from the past to whatever comes next is the theme of this New Moon. While transitions can sometimes call for a celebration, they can also be downright painful, and yet (hopefully) liberating down the road. Even if the past has been reasonably steady and familiar, moving forward to a future that will be different can actually be an emotionally freeing process.

The journey in between the past and the future may be long and arduous, or short and shaky, but we will come out stronger and wiser after having been reborn. This is where we get to experience the true meaning of transformation. A time when we can no longer be the same person we were before. A time when we can no longer see our world in the same way. Something shifts within us and we get to look at life from a different perspective.

Understand that seeing the world in a new way doesn't mean letting go of the past entirely. Walking down the memory lane is different to harboring resentment towards a person or situation. We get to choose what we want to hold on to. Are we going to keep holding our past in front of us, thus blocking our ability to enjoy the present and build a new future? Or are we going to see the past as a place that holds valuable lessons, leading us toward a path of new growth and personal empowerment?

The journey in between the past and the future may be long
and arduous, or short and shaky, but we will come out
stronger and wiser after having been reborn.

The Moon is forming a trine to Neptune Rx and Chiron Rx, and there's a message about our spiritual growth and awakening, which is taking us to a new level of awareness. We are perhaps still deciding how much we are ready to let go, and how much we are willing to trust and believe in the future. The New Moon may bring up questions about what we truly believe, and the depth of our authenticity with our faith.

We've been hurt before, and walls we've created around our heart has been creating emotional numbness. This is the time for getting emotionally raw and real with seeing our true soul and ego. Ultimately, we realize that it's about choosing to trust ourselves, including trusting our instincts and listening to our intuition.

With the Moon's sextile to Pluto and Mars, we are admitting the truth to ourselves and begin to act accordingly. Regardless of the sweeping changes, we can be extra alert to ideas that come into our mind, and are ready to do some research on how to develop more workable plans. The key is to keep committing to the path of our heart. Because anything that feels less than the truth will feel more like a burden, and hence blocks our way forward.

This Scorpio New Moon is reminding us to envision our ideas as being fulfilled. To feel the sense of passion we have for remaining true to our goals. To process our emotions, listen to our inner voice, and know that we always have what it takes to reach our full potential when we truly believe in ourselves.

Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Scorpio: Conjunct the Sun and Mercury ● Trine Neptune Rx
and Chiron Rx in Pisces ● Sextile Pluto and Mars in Capricorn



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Full Moon in Aries | The End of Self-Deception

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 October 16th, 2016 

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Lao Tzu

Full Moon in Aries:
Live for truth. Love your authentic self.
Leave lies behind and live the life you really want.

The lies no longer work. What remains is the truth. The lies we tell ourselves about who we are or who we aren't become more apparent as we form a closer bond with our soul. The key is to look at the beliefs we hold about ourselves and see whether they are empowering or disempowering us. 

The ones that are disempowering often come from fear, and they tend to stop us from embodying our truest and most authentic selves. These beliefs can be formed through family, friends or experiences that put us in a state of fear, and with time become a part of our psyche. Know that we can break free from these negative beliefs by recognizing our mental blockages, which often go unnoticed. From there, we can begin to transform them through more self-affirming beliefs and slowly alter our mindset. 

The thing about self-affirmations is that we can't force them. Saying affirmations or visualizing outcomes that seem too perfect to be true to us can work against us, because we can't place our faith in them. As to why it's helpful to begin with affirmations or visualizations that feel most natural to us. This Full Moon is that opportune time to use our conscious mind to steer old, outdated beliefs we have into a new and more empowering direction.

Saying affirmations or visualizing outcomes that seem too
perfect to be true to us can work against us, because
we can't place our faith in them.

Happy Full Moon! The Moon is joining Uranus Rx in Aries forming an opposition to Jupiter, Mercury and the Sun in Libra, marking a transformative and revelatory Full Moon in the sign of the Ram. Letting go of the old and letting in the new is the only way we can feel brand new. Learning the true value of self-belief is the key to unlock our true potentials now. 

Does life feel like an endless experience of worrying or doubting ourselves? Do we feel like we don't deserve to have the so-called good things in life? Perhaps the problem lies in our confidence, in our belief in our ability to bring about successful outcomes when we experience challenges. Pay close attention to the choices we make and the way we talk to ourselves internally. The way we relate to ourselves can have an impact on the way we relate to others, which in turn affects our own internal dynamics.

Changing our attitude toward ourselves is that first important step to building confidence that's not based on external factors. With unshakable confidence, we can become more resilient in the face of adversity, and we also trust ourselves enough to keep taking the next step - even when circumstances seem uncertain. The Moon conjoining Uranus Rx in Aries is asking us to imagine what a transformation it would be if we could go through life trusting in our capabilities.

The way we relate to ourselves can have an impact
on the way we relate to others, which in turn
affects our own internal dynamics.

With the Moon's trine to Saturn, we are reminded that everything has its season, its divine timing, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Have we been feeling as if the clock is ticking and gotten a little anxious that our dreams are taking too long to manifest?

Remember that we always have enough time for love - to find it, nurture it, give and receive it. Stay positive and make a commitment to remain in high-vibration thoughts and feelings. Let our fears be gently released by our new self-belief, and know what is truly ours will never be withheld from us.

The Moon is also forming a square to Mars and Pluto, and the understanding that arises from difficulties is the door into our new life. A spirit of regeneration is in the air, and a rebirth is assured. What happens when it appears that we have failed at something? Do we dwell on the past and blame ourselves? Or do we see the beauty in the lesson?

Now is one of those times when out of seeming loss and failure, comes remarkable rebirth. Endings may come in many forms, but now is the time to let whatever isn't working in our life die. So let go of what must die, and affirm, "I am being reborn into a more solid, steady and confident version of myself. And this is, in essence and in truth, who I really am."

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Aries: Conjunct Uranus Rx ● Oppose Jupiter, Mercury
and the Sun in Libra ● Trine Saturn in Sagittarius
● Square Mars and Pluto in Capricorn



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