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12.21.13 Winter Solstice Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar Winter Solstice Cosmic Oracle

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IMG_20131227_143027_490-1Pandora ~ Gift of Hope

The Heroine’s Journey

While the journey of the Sun through the constellations inspired the heroic quest, the changing phases of the Moon direct the heroine. Guided by lunar instincts, the heroine follows destiny’s course through the passages and periods of life, revealing archetypal truths about human condition.

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Pandora

Pandora inspires us to tap our inner reservoirs of faith and hope to support us through difficult times. On a divinatory level, the card augurs a healing balm after recent difficulties.

Feminine Wisdom

No matter how painful and devastating events may be, the goddess bestows her benevolent gift of renewal through the auspices of faith and hope.

Winter Solstice * Venus Retrograde

2013

wintersol2013Venus in Capricorn will turn retrograde a few hours after Winter Solstice on December 21st for 40 days, when it will sink into the Sun’s light to be reborn as a Morning Star. Venus goes direct on January 31, 2014 at 14* Capricorn

One look at her stunning visual brilliance and it’s certainly no surprise the ancients named her in honor of the goddess of beauty and desire.  For those so attuned to the magical and energetic pulsations of the cosmos, one glance at Venus creates a slight tug on your heart chakra.

Venus has a powerful magnetic appeal and resonance. Aside from her obvious visual beauty in the heavens, her cycle around the Sun, from our geocentric perspective, is mind boggling in its precision, perfection and accuracy.

Venus’ synodic cycle forms a near perfect rose shaped pattern. And within this perfectly symmetrical natural formation lies a stunning pentagram–each end formed by her retrograde stations that alternate between five zodiac signs.

The cycle of Venus moves to a very predictable rhythm and beat, with her retrogrades occurring in approximately the same location (within 2 or 3 degrees) every eight years.

As Venus travels through the great firmament, she weaves a beautifully intricate web that interconnects various timelines. She weaves our fate, so you could say, and when Venus turns retrograde many ‘fated’ encounters begin to emerge from the shadows of time.

New people, or creatures, with a familiar vibe suddenly emerge. Have we met them before? Perhaps from another life—perhaps a long time ago in another dimensional plane of existence, or another planet, maybe.

That sense of familiarity is important, and it’s all that matters. From that point on you know: there’s some important business to settle, some desire to exhaust fully.

Venus is magnetic and attractive. These connections reemerge because of this attractive force field inherent to the psyche…When Venus turns retrograde, we must re-connect bridges we may have burned but regretted. We must balance the scales in some way.

We turn our gaze backward; our ‘karma’ attracts some ‘unfinished business‘ with a particular association or experience our soul [or maybe ego] felt was incomplete, unresolved or unfulfilled. Something deeply fateful begins or comes to conclusion.

Either way, the pain, the joy, or the indifference is curiously familiar. It’s all happened before. This is a familiar crossroads. There was a lesson we didn’t learn, and now we get a chance to see it.

When Venus turns retrograde, as with all retrogrades, we must reassess some things. With Venus one keyword is reevaluation.

Our value system gets scrutinized, by ourselves or by others. Our relationships reveal shadows and blind-spots we usually push aside to keep the peace or to maintain a veneer of social grace or politeness.

A Venus retrograde can bring about a reevaluation of issues of dependency, self-sufficiency and emotional communication within relationships. Whether her dark side or light side emerges, something shifts, something changes. Values are called into question, as well as the personal sense of feeling valuable, lovable and worthy.

This retrograde cycle can be incredibly useful because it helps to create or reevaluate strategies to effectively and precisely break free of controlling or stifling circumstances.

The seriousness and focus of Capricorn lends well to getting to the bottom line, dealing honestly and authentically with things we don’t usually see, and very efficiently dealing with unresolved and deeply embedded karmic issues.

In addition to her conjunction with Pluto, Venus will oppose Jupiter in Cancer. The past and the future are at odds here. A desire to mature, grow up and restructure our lives finds a strong counter desire to remain in the past, to keep from rocking the boat.

But while Venus is retrograde, we must keep in mind that this is a natural time of reflection and reassessment. The ghosts of the past come out to bring us messages and reveal lessons.

This is a highly growth oriented cycle…This may be more of a time for intimacy with oneself, to practically restructure personal goals, relationship needs, and inherent values. This may also be a time of sorting through or processing painful emotional material.

With the presence of Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, this is a cycle that deeply emphasizes letting go and allowing those decaying elements to leave our experience.

With Venus turning backwards, there may be a profound change of heart. There may be a need to face deeply embedded fears and realities that our holding us back. Whatever happens, Capricorn, and its ruler Saturn, teach us about trust.

Can we trust the process at hand? Can we trust that letting go will eventually lead to something new and rewarding?

Venus Retrograde Apothecary Suggestions

Journaling

As you reevaluate what you value, write about it in a journal. Since the energy of Venus retrograde is more internal than external, writing at this time may be especially helpful as a way to express pent-up energies. Plus, it will help your thoughts and feelings to become clearer, and you’ll have a record of your reflections that you can turn to in the future. While typing your thoughts into a computer may work well, consider using an actual journal; the tactile and tangible beauty of paper is well matched to Venusian aesthetics.

Collage project

Even for those who consider themselves not artistically inclined, a collage project can be a wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing activity to partake in while Venus is retrograde. Not only is making a collage a creative expression, but it can be a great vehicle for inventive problem solving. For this aim, focus on a challenge in a relationship for which you seek a solution. Holding the relationship in your mind’s eye, cut out words and images from old magazines and newspapers that reflect aspects of the situation as well as its potential resolution. Glue these to poster board adding fabric, shells, charms, or other small bric-a-brac in an arrangement that makes sense to you. This type of project honors the retrograde energy really nicely because we can repurpose material objects, finding a new value for them as they help us create a work of art that can offer some insight and clarity. Remember that there is no right or wrong here when it comes to the collage; just use your imagination and allow your creativity to flow in your quest for discovery.

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Cathy Pagano,Chad Woodward,planetaryapothecary.com

11.3.13 New Moon Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar New Moon Cosmic Oracle

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{Strife}

Chthonic Goddesses

Chthonic Goddesses dwelled in the Earth and ruled the Underworld. These potent goddesses of magic and mystery knew the feminine secrets of the eternal round. When these initiatory goddesses appear, a transforming experience is inevitable.

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Eris

The myth of Eris suggests that when we ignore or repress strife, it returns to create chaos. The card signals a situation that needs to be confronted directly and honestly even though it may be unpleasant or disruptive. Eris recognizes that action is necessary to prevent disconcerting consequences.

Feminine Wisdom

Conflict is an aspect of the human drama. When we confront discord openly, the issue can be resolved and released.

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio

The Scorpio Solar Eclipse occurs on November 3rd, 2013 at 4:50 am PST/ 7:50am EST/ 12:50pm GMT. Most of the eclipse can be seen in the Atlantic, southwestern Europe and most of Africa. People on the East Coast of the Americas can see it toward sunset.

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A solar eclipse disrupts the energy flow between the Sun and Earth and helps establish new energy channels for new possibilities.

This Scorpio New Moon is a rare hybrid Solar Eclipse, both an annular and total eclipse.  An annular eclipse is when there’s a ring of fire around the Sun; a total eclipse is when the Moon blocks out all of the Sun’s rays. Scorpio is the sign of regeneration and teaches us how to shed our skins and peel away the layers to uncover our gleaming core. Radiance is the result of allowing the uniqueness within each of us to shine forth.

The last eleven degree Scorpio solar eclipse was on November 3, 1994. What changed for you in 1994 and 1995? What did you begin then?  How have you found completion since then?  What is calling to you now?

The Scorpio Solar Eclipse is teaching you to forgive others and yourself. The eclipse message is prepare for new pathways, potentials and possibilities.

The Solar Eclipse symbolizes ‘light of awareness’ and new beginnings in astrology. They are considered to be major turning points and open doorways for opportunities. So consider this New Moon phase intensely energized to be empowered, trust in new ways and express creative energy in positive passionate ways. What intention or ‘symbolic’ seed will you plant within your subconscious?

Define yourself by what is true for you. Live your life from your own terms.  Live from the inside out.

When we have creative interaction with people inspired by original creative visions, we can create a new social order.  We do have to step into our new roles as leaders and visionaries if we are to change our politics and save the world.  With this Solar Eclipse, we come to the end of a cycle and the ground is now fertile for new seeds, new ideas, new intentions.

Scorpio is the Eagle – The Eagle who soars above karma and drama where many folks are entangled. Keep your frequency at the level of Eagle who can see from on high what is true.

Your purpose here is that of the Phoenix – to arise out of the ashes of its own flames and be renewed and reborn. The time is about making right choices and maintaining your focus no matter what is transpiring around you. If you’re experiencing the negative pole of Scorpio – resentment, stubbornness, fear, blame, jealousy, suspicion-you’re on the wrong track; cut it. Regroup and align to Higher Power. Discipline means practicing in every moment.

We no longer have to live life in the same old way. We can envision a more honest and direct way of living. More vibrant and alive. And the best way to bring that vision into reality is to begin right now by looking within, observing the truth and speaking it back to ourselves with awareness and love, knowing that, ultimately, it is this very truth – no matter how unpalatable – which will set us completely free.

There is also wonderful potential for words and communication to be fluid and healing now. Let peace radiate from you silently and infuse into any given situation that requires greater peace, healing or wholeness.

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Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio Apothecary Suggestions

Gemstones, Essential Oil’s & Flower Essences’s

Scorpio is associated with the genitals, reproductive system, urinary tract, and large intestines. Pay attention to these parts of the body and areas of health around the time of this New Moon.

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Scorpio New Moon Gemstones

Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Opal

Scorpio New Moon Essential Oil

Helichrysum Essential Oil

During the Scorpio New Moon—a time of rebirth and revival—it’s good to know about helichrysum essential oil, itself known for its regenerative properties. Also known as everlasting and immortelle, helichrysum is a favorite when the skin needs assistance in healing scars and wounds. Its regenerative properties may also be experienced on an emotional level, as many find that it helps to release repressed feelings while catalyzing greater self-compassion.

Scorpio New Moon Flower Essence

Pink Monkeyflower

As the Scorpio energy allows us to probe deeply, this New Moon can be an auspicious time to go within and find the aspects of ourselves that we have been hiding, likely because of fear of being vulnerable or concern that if we show who we truly are we may be abandoned. This emotional armoring—usually accompanied by an inherited sense of shame–keeps us from sharing ourselves truly with others (and sometimes even with ourselves) and restricts us from living more freely. Pink Monkeyflower flower essence can help fortify our hearts, assisting us in taking emotional risks so that we can let our selves more fluidly flow through. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)

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planetary apothecary, peacefulmind.com, Sarah Varcas, Cathy Pagano, Kelly Rosano, Dipali Desai, Patricia Liles

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