Sunday, 9 October 2011

Wheels in motion

I know it's been quiet here of late, but it takes a while for these things to come together!
I have been paying close attention to my cycle, as I have learned to do over the years.  Back in August, I had my Mirena coil removed, and I am currently expecting my third, natural period in the next week or so.
Knowing that I have nothing inside me to play games with my natural cycle, I am finding easier to take notice of the changes.  The general feeling I get during days 4/5 to day 18/19 is so different to my premenstrual phase. 

Next month, I am attending a workshop with Alexandra Pope.  It is a day of learning about the menstrual cycle and how to use the energies more efficiently.  I am really looking forward to it, and can't wait to share my experiences.  I am hoping it will help me fit it all together in my head, so I can really find practical ways of using my crazy changing energies.

I am also now a member of Indie Shaman, a lovely little website for independent Shamans to come together.  I am working hard on my spiritual practice, and learning how and when to fall back on it.  With support from my counsellor and pagan/shamanic elders, I feel I just might get somewhere...

In between posts about the Divine feminine and our blood mysteries, I will post about the current astrology and share links to great articles I find.

Bright Blessings!

Cat x

Aries Full Moon - October 2011

Full Moon Alert!!

Tuesday 11th October 2011  22:06 EDT
(Weds 12th Oct 2011 02:06 GMT)

Full Moon in Aries - The Ram - Fire Sign

Other current powerful aspects are Sun and Saturn in Libra - The Scales - Air Sign.  The current Sun position opposes the Moon so we have a tense Full Moon that will shine a light on decisions, relationships, finding and creating balance, urges to act quickly fighting against a need to make considered long term changes.

"There is an opportunity for insight and progress inherent in the FULL MOON. People often react emotionally during the days of the Full Moon due to a feeling of helplessness.  They become aware of the distance between the way they want their life to be, and the way it currently is.  Often, when they see this gap, they become upset.  Jan Spiller"

Over the next 3 days, we will feel the effects of this Full Moon more strongly, but the current 'issues' are one that have been with us for a few weeks now.  Something may have happened around the time of the New Moon  on September 27th 2011, that is now coming to a head, or end, or fruition....  or it's just time to re-evaluate and see if you're still on track.
Aries acts impulsively, not seeing any point in mulling things over, where as Libra likes to weigh up all the options before making a move.  You also have the mix of fire and lots of air.. what does that result in?? hot hot hot situations, explosions, and destruction.  Fire is a transformer though, and with the destruction, it leaves us  fertile, reborn, transformed into a new state.  The slate is clean and we are given a chance to start over.

With the Air energies about, we may find ourselves thinking lots, weighing up everything.  If you find yourself going round in circles, maybe you need to let a firey impulse sweep you away, or if you find you are acting too rash and impulsively, now may be a good time to hold back and curb the fire.  Go for a good long walk to work off the Aries energy and in the process, you will give yourself time to think situations through before you act or commit.  It is all about balancing the things in your life and making decisions.  Maybe some things, people, need to be removed from your life, maybe you need to change things within a relationship.  This Full Moon will bring those issues back into your mind.

If you feel any 'narkiness' in your life, whether that's from inside you or from people around you, try to rise above it all and let it go.  Spats, quarrels, arguments, disagreements could all get out of hand at the moment.  Let it go, your shit, their shit... all of it.  Just LET IT GO!  channel the argumentative energy into exercise, or a hobby.  Avoid people who are looking for a fight, don't entertain them.

Find the peace within and STAY WITH IT...  Good advice at anytime of the month, but ESPECIALLY, during this Full Moon.

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