New Moon in Sagittarius | Setting Your Soul on Fire

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 November 29th, 2016 

New Moon in Sagittarius:
Honor your energy. Make lists of things you love. Walk away from anything
that no longer serves you and focus on what sets your soul on fire.
Never stop exploring and start having fun along the way.

Because our energy is correlated to the intentions we hold in our heart, it often speaks louder than the words we speak or the actions we take. Why are we feeling the way we do? What are we trying to achieve with the decisions we are making? Do we have a clear picture in our mind about the reasons behind our choices? These kinds of questions can give us some clues about our true intentions and the kind of energy we are giving off. 

So rather than only focusing on what action steps we need to take next, it is also important to see what our intentions are and what we can give out of those actions. Are we contributing to our own mental and emotional growth as well as the mental and emotional growth in others? Or are we just trying to always come out the winner for the sake of showcasing our power? 

With every intention comes either a solution or more problems. It is up to us to see whether our intentions are based on negative core beliefs or possibilities for positive growth. Begin to see intention as the starting point of every dream, and understand that intention is more powerful when it comes from a place of self-awareness than if it arises from a place of self-centeredness. 

Self-centeredness comes from fear and insecurity, which makes it more difficult for us to detach from outcomes. Whereas self-awareness comes from a sense of contentment, which makes it easier for us to not be easily influenced by other people's doubts or criticisms. It's about time we began our new journey from a place of self-awareness, where we are ready to plant our true intentions into the flowering depths of our consciousness, and to start protecting our energy to make room for our dreams to grow.

It is up to us to see whether our intentions are based on negative
core beliefs or possibilities for positive growth.

Happy New Moon! The Moon is joining the Sun, Saturn and Mercury in Sagittarius, marking an idealistic and philosophical New Moon in the sign of the restless Centaur. Regardless of internal fears or actual real world barriers, we can start to see the power of sticking to our vision, mission and goal. Remaining positive in the midst of adversity is also highlighted under this New Moon. 

Even if Saturn's influence has been sobering us up to the reality of our beliefs and aspirations, the presence of the Sun and Mercury in the sign also highlights our creativity and ways we can bring in fresh new ideas, perspectives and inspirations. This is a time to explore the new energy between the present and the future. To stay curious, as well as to trust the process of change and growth.

The Moon is forming a square to Neptune, and we may be feeling stuck, and impatient regarding some delays. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, try to get a good night's sleep because sleep deprivation can worsen our anxiety and our ability to think clearly. Do our best to get some rest in between assignments if possible. Retreat and pull back our energy from the outside world as our sensitivity is heightened at this time.

The overly busy mind can block us from inner wisdom if we don't step back and rest once in a while. Be open to let dreams surface and ideas to flow through us as we process our emotions. After the break, we may want to make some changes because new epiphanies have a way of arising when we feel rejuvenated and well rested.

Even if Saturn's influence has been sobering us up to the reality of
our beliefs and aspirations, the presence of the Sun and
Mercury in the sign also highlights our creativity
and ways we can bring in fresh new ideas,
perspectives and inspirations.

The Moon is also forming a sextile to Mars and Jupiter, and we are reminded of the importance of shielding ourselves from harsh or negative energy. Shielding ourselves is a way to ensure that our energy stays high and clean, especially if we are working in a harsh environment or interacting with people who tend to be negative.

There are many ways we can clear our own energy. One is to visualize a light surrounding us, and affirm, "I am surrounding myself with love and light, and only positivity can penetrate this light." Another way to clear our energy is to take a very warm bath with sea salts, because salt water has the ability to absorb negative energy. Going outside and connecting with nature is also another great way to replenish our energy, because flowers and trees have gentle, loving energy with unique healing properties.

With the Moon's trine to Uranus Rx, we are guided once again to ask ourselves: Who do I want to be? Who do I need to be to live out my dreams? What do I need to believe in order to have the life I truly want? We were born with the power to imagine. If we can dream it, we can create it. The future is not set in stone, so allow the power of our creativity to deliver images of what feeds our soul. Clear our inner slate of worries from catastrophizing and awfulizing. Release any residual fear. Then begin envisioning a brand new future.

Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Sagittarius: Conjunct the Sun, Saturn and Mercury
● Square Neptune in Pisces ● Sextile Mars in Aquarius and
Jupiter in Libra ● Trine Uranus Rx in Aries



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Full Moon in Taurus | Back in Your Element

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 November 13th, 2016 

Full Moon in Taurus:
As you listen more closely to what your body needs, you
will connect more closely to the voice of your soul.

How can we discover our true inner element?

What does it truly mean to be in our element?

We can start to find the clues by asking ourselves,

"When was the last time I felt most myself? What was I doing?
Where was I at the time? And how did I feel?"

Being in our element is not only about expressing our authentic selves. According to author and speaker, Sir Ken Robinson, finding our element is also about systematically identifying our talents and passions, then seeking or creating opportunities where these two factors overlap. "It's not enough to be good at something to be in your element," says Robinson, "because there are plenty of people who are good at things they don't really care for."

Once we identify our passions, we can begin to recognize the possibilities from finding and following our true inner element. From there, we can also begin to understand the concept and the true value of connecting with the voice of our soul.

One way to connect more closely to our soul's voice is to release any anger we may harbor against our body. When we feel angry towards our body, we are telling our body that we hate it or hate parts of it. Good physical health comes from love and appreciation. We want to put as much love into our body as we possible can. To be more gentle with our body, and to talk to our body in kinder ways.

When we are feeling unwell, our body is telling us that something we have been doing is not good for us. We need to learn to listen more closely to what our body is saying, and begin creating a healthier mental atmosphere. Know that our body is always speaking to us, and so is our soul. It's about time we recaptured the magic of being a passionate participant in our own mental, physical and spiritual growth.

Once we identify our passions, we can begin to recognize
the possibilities from finding and following
our true inner element.

Happy Full Moon! The Moon is in Taurus and forming an opposition to the Sun in Scorpio, marking an extra persistent and determined Full Moon in the sign of the Bull. In many ways, we are beginning to better comprehend what it means to be at one with our body and to be in our element. We may not figure it all out right away, but an openness to explore more deeply what we desire can open a doorway to a new level of self-realization.

The Taurus Moon is forming a trine to Venus and Pluto, and we realize that everything happens in the present, and only this moment counts. We have what it takes to create miracles if we let go of the need to look into the future and reflect on the past. Let our heart trust that we have everything right now, regardless of whether or not we have the kinds of relationships we desire. Tomorrow is beyond our reach, and yesterday cannot return. Do not put our focus on meeting a goal in the far-off future, but on creating our dream and claiming our prosperity now. 

An openness to explore more deeply what we desire can
open a doorway to a new level of self-realization.

The Moon is also forming a square to Mars, and we are asked to restructure parts of our life to find balance. What area are we spending too much time on? And what area are we neglecting? Even if we think it's impossible to gain balance, it is, because we have the power to choose.

Perhaps it's about devoting more time to self-care, to exercise more regularly or to eat more healthily. Perhaps it's about making space to find quiet moments to ourselves so that we can regain our center. As we take back our power to say yes to that which truly matters to us, and to say no to that which only brings anxiety and fear, we can bring back balance and inner peace into our lives.

With the Moon's sextile to Neptune Rx and Chiron Rx, we get to release something that is completed, or that was never our truth in the first place. We are ready to let go of anything that's toxic, and we realize that our optimism is what increases the speed of our manifestation power.

This Taurus Full Moon is about having an honest conversation with ourselves about what's working and no longer working in our life. Even a few moments spent alone in contemplation, ideally outside in nature, can help uplift our mood and energy to stay positive. Remember to listen more closely to our body, and know that we always have within us the courage to follow our soul's voice to a path more in alignment with our true inner element.

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Taurus: Trine Venus and Pluto in Capricorn ● Square Mars in Aquarius
● Sextile Neptune Rx and Chiron Rx in Pisces ● Oppose the Sun in Scorpio



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