Elia Ann. Astrologer, Priestess, Yoga Teacher

Awakening the Collective Psyche.

New Moon in Aries

In the mountain time zone, the first spring new moon is exact, right about now actually. 8:57 P.M. We’re getting off with perhaps a sluggish start. The recent Sun’s ingress into Aries during a waning moon might not be springboarding things like we hoped. This new moon sits opposite to a retrograde Jupiter in Libra and is slowly moving away from a recent conjunction with the retrograde Venus in Aries. Retrograde planets can be interpreted like tarot cards. Usually it means blocked energy. Or it could be a sudden burst of energy. Sometimes it could even be both.

I don’t have to tell you that the world is polarized like it never seems to have been before. We are living it and trying to navigate it everyday. Aries’s gift is that it can give us the motivation to renew or start a project. Yet that cardinal fire can quickly become depleted. In Ayurvedic philosophy, when a dosha or quality is excessed, the element becomes deranged. I love that word: ‘deranged.’ This is what I mean by embodying two different interpretations at once.

We might not quit be in our body or experience the same reality. Anxiety can be heightened. We might be feeling lost and hopeless without a sense of purpose. This connection and sense of direction (or lack thereof…) is something that is deep in everyone’s soul. Whether you feel it for a subtle passing moment or you affirm it every morning. We label it and name it by many different experiences. The latin root of the word experience- ‘experiri’ means to stand. ‘Ex’ means out. Whatever stands out, all things that stand out are valid.

Perhaps for this lunation the mantra can be, “Yes and.” Yes, I am tired and I will not stop going. Yes, I am angry and I can forgive. Yes, I am afraid and I will fight. Yes, I am full and I will empty. Yes, I disagree and I will stand with you.

Despite the uncertainty this new moon makes a beautiful trine to the M.C. in Leo. (Denver, CO) Even as we may feel defeated there is meaning in it. Wrong turns in the web of fate and free will and all. Ultimately your soul is beyond the dance of opposites. Remind yourself of this anytime you are lost in the deviants. All of the places we plant and stand have a purpose. Even if that purpose is to rest and not have a purpose. ūüėõ¬†You are exactly where you are supposed to be.

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Blessed Ostara

Happy first day of spring! the birds are chirping and glimpses of green are starting to bud. In Greek mythology this is the time that Persephone reunites with Demeter. Mother and daughter can continue their sacred duty of planting and growing upon Gaia. The urge to create stories when phenomena can’t be explained is still well and alive today. The age of logic and reason has enlightened us on many secrets of the universe. Yet there is still more to discover and the art of storytelling aids us in unveiling what is hidden in the collective psykhe. It’s not quite what you thought it’d be but you intuitively knew it was there all along.

Osatra is exact in the Mountain Time zone at 4:29 A.M Monday, March 20th. The effects will still be there for a day or two in between the exact date. The new Aries sun conjuncts a retrograde venus in Aries and squares the moon in capricorn and saturn in sagittarius. It’s like we know there is something we have to do. It’s something really important but the weight and gravity of it might be too much to bare. The grand cross with Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto doesn’t help. Although not exact, the tension is still present. Modern reinterpretations of the Persephone myth can portray her in this fashion. Growing flowers everywhere isn’t enough. There is something else she knows she can do.

The time to shine is soon upon us. As the ascendant moves through ¬†Leo we’re starting to see the grand fire trine taking shape. The exact date won’t be until August when the big eclipes take center stage. The north node will also be at the point the ascendant is now. Both motivate us towards something bigger than ourselves. The ascendant is our purpose, our vehicle, and what makes us move forward. ¬†The north node is the path itself. The journey and what it is we are actually supposed to do here on this earth.

Persephone’s story in the 21st century is not a tale of abduction and being forced into submission. There are different versions floating around as to how she came to the Underworld. She found herself there none the less and made a conscious choice to stay. She ate the pomegranate seeds of her own free will. The maiden of springtime chose to become the Queen of the dead and of the Lord who serves them. It is here that she can serve her purpose and her destiny.

Our own stories may be very different from our Queen of change. And that may be the exact reason her story is so relatable. She is the space between the parallels and the paradoxes. She is the fine line between fate and free will. She is the purest light that finds her love in darkness. As day and night stand still as one, we are being asked to hold ourselves for everything that we are. No limits and no boundaries because things are not always as they appear. And the balance of the wheel goes round.

Blessed be star souls.

Namaste.

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Full Moon in Virgo

This full moon sits in Virgo at 22 degrees at 8:53 A.M. mountain standard time. Virgo is represented by the virgin harvesting wheat. Whatever personal associations or historical knowledge you have about the concept of virginity, at least for one day, I invite you to try a different interpretation. A “virgin” maiden can simply be a woman who belongs to herself. No one has taken anything from her and she has not given anything away. This energy is in all of us regardless of gender identity and/or the phases of our lives if you let it in. Perhaps this full moon is an invitation to remember what actually belongs to you.

This is reinforced with the moon’s square to Saturn in Sagittarius and an opposition to both the Sun and Mercury in Pisces. We are deeply connected to the projects we have to get started but we keep running into roadblocks and detours. Oppositions and squares are not usually read as positive and easy aspects. But they can be an opportunity for growth. It’s just not going to be carefree and easy right now. Saturn makes us set foundations and boundaries. Rules and limits. Maybe the Lord of time and karma can help us create a container for what is really important to us right now.

There are these beautiful trines to Pluto and the M.C. from the full moon. The Lord of the Underworld asks us to close our eyes. Really try and sit with the chattering mind and the butterflies in your stomach. However you tap into that deep meditative state, this full moon might be a good time to tune in. When what we are trying to manifest doesn’t happen on our timeline, take a deep breath. ¬†Sometimes things work out better than you planned when you stop obsessing over every detail.

Virgos are stereotypically infamous for being perfectionists and meticulous. That’s not the whole truth. Yes, sometimes it’s a curse and it can get in the way. All signs of the zodiac have their light and their shadow. Yet their dedication to their work and exactness is a wonderful gift. Of course our human nature is to flux through our thoughts and emotions. But the Virgo archetypes know who they are, how they show up in the world, what their intention is, and how it is manifested. They rule their domain with grace and devotion.

The strength card in the major arcana comes to mind. True, in the tarot school of thought Leo is the traditional ruler of this card. Let’s just look at the art work for a moment since some readers interperate this way. A young beautiful woman is usually depicted taming a wild beast. The Virgos can teach us to use our gifts to calm our feral instincts. How fitting that the constellations visible in the spring sky are filled with animals. Draco the dragon. Leo the lion. the big bear also known as the big dipper. There are several canines and even a crow. They all bow to Virgo with one of the brightest stars in the visible night sky at her ear.

Blessed Full Moon star souls. ‚̧

 

 

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New Moon in Pisces: Heal Thyself.

This new moon sits in 8¬į Pisces and is the last in February’s eclipse cycle before we pick up again in August. Although we won’t be able to see this eclipse in North America, the impacts will not go unnoticed. A mutable sign representing endings, Pisces is the shaman, the mystic, and the dreamer. The stillness in deep sleep. Perhaps it is here that the subconscious mind can release, let go, and heal as we begin the turn of the astrological wheel of the year anew.

The new moon is especially potent with Mars in Aries triggering a T-square with Pluto in Capricorn and a retrograde Jupiter in Libra. Our ruling planet Neptune, is in a powerful conjunction with Pallas Athena. The new moon itself sextiles Pluto and Juno in Capricorn. We are being asked to open up to old wounds. Uncover that which is hidden. Maybe tune into that voice in the back of your head that you can never really hear. There is something not quite right and it will not be ignored.

Pallas was a childhood friend Athena. A daughter of Triton. There are different versions of the story, but Athena accidently kills her beloved friend. She then takes her friend’s name to honor her memory and becomes Pallas Athena. With this month’s astrology, Pallas’s story can teach us to reclaim our wounds. They are a part of us and we wouldn’t be who we are without them. Things don’t always happen for a reason. But you always have the power to make a reason.

 If you are in a place where your wounds are deep and raw at the moment, please honor that. You are in a powerful portal and your story is yet to be written. Just remember that your wounds can also be an accumulation of day to day cuts and bruises. The bottled and shelved disturbances can be just as bad as the major traumas. Many Shamanic traditions believed that if you suffered in any way from an incident, something as simple as a child scraping his/her knees or a rude encounter with a stranger, a part of your spirit hides away. Even on a subtle energetic level, psychiatric research and kinesthetic memory study is now suggesting that your automatic nervous system can remember stress triggers without the conscious mind even recognizing it.

Anything as simple as walking by a red dress in a shop window (because ‘so and so’ wore a red dress when ‘XYZ’ happened a long a time ago) can trigger the sympathetic nervous system. But you don’t have time to heal repressed emotions. It must be that email you read this morning that has your hands sweating, heart racing, and breath shortening. No wonder the collective consciousness is afraid, apathetic, angry, aggressive, and shell-shocked. How often do we fly about ¬†modern world with our authentic mind and spirit buried in a busy schedule. How many people do you know who are stuck in their stories? The chapters of victim, martyr, and savior playing out over and over again. The cycle never ends and there is nothing outside of it for it is all they know.

Who are those people in your life? Could it even be you right now? What are the qualifying behaviours and events that everyone has in common? Especially you. Why do you keep hitting the replay button? You can’t control other people but you can control yourself. When you start being the person you want to be, the things and people you really need to support you will come. Asking yourself these questions is earth-shattering. But the work is necessary. This deep shadow work is how we heal ourselves. Take some extra time to yourself for self-care.This is what you were put on this earth to do.

Great golden Goddess Athena, You who wield the thunderbolt and weave the wars we wage. We offer you justice and karmas served.¬†Guide our hearts and our hands with your wisdom and grace. May your bright owl’s eyes be our third. Free the words in our story and may your truth rein high. ¬†This is our will. So Mote it Be.

Blessed be dear star souls.

Namaste.

 

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Full Moon in Leo: Coming out of the Lion’s Den.

We’re in for a triple threat this weekend. Not only do we have a powerful full moon, it’s shortly followed by a penumbral lunar eclipse, then Comet 45P. This is also known as the New Year’s Comet. All have their own logical explanations as well as their philosophical explorations. We’re caught somewhere in the middle. Our higher and collective mind is going through a profound shift. Yet our individual identities might not be ready for the changes to come. Where do we find the balance between contributing to the whole ¬†of society and taking care of our own needs? That is what we are being asked to manifest.

Let’s start with the full Moon. In the old farmer’s almanac, february’s full moon is known as the snow moon. Sometimes the cold moon, the ice moon, or the bone moon. It’s that time of year where warmth and nourishment for the earth was scarce. It’s often the coldest or the snowiest part of the winter season. This full moon also sits in Leo. It opposes the sun in Aquarius, conjunct the ascendant in Leo, and squares the midheaven in Taurus. All of this mixed together is like the Lion trying to come out of it’s den. But our authentic and genuine selves can’t come out. Maybe we’re afraid of how cold and dark the world is. Maybe we’re doubting our inner light and radiance. Maybe we think no matter how brave and strong we are, we can’t make a difference out there. A crisis of individual consciousness is brewing.

This leads us to the lunar eclipse. Wherever Leo in the late 20 degrees falls in your chart is where you might feel the eclipse the most. The effects can last up to six months. Beware of self-fulfilling prophecies. In ancient times eclipses and comets were interpreted as warning labels and signs of peril. Understandably so, it took humanity thousands of years to understand the phenomenons. On the other hand, just because we can explain and calculate the event doesn’t mean we have to lose the sense of wonder or mystery. This shadowed moon sextiles jupiter in Libra, and trines both Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. Whatever is getting shaken up in your life right now could be the push you need to come out of the Lion’s den.

Last but not least we have a comet that you just might be able to see with the naked eye. For those of us in the North American continent, you might be able to see a streak of blue and green whizzing by around 3:00 A.M. Saturday morning. This is regardless of what time-zone you’re in. If you’re ambitious enough to get up and try to find it, look to the east. It should be shooting by the constellation Hercules and the Corona Borealis. Our ancestor’s used to look to the night sky for survival. It taught us when to plant, fish, and how to travel. The hunters in the night sky like Hercules and Orion where how we knew when to accomodate for winter. Let this comet be a spark of inspiration and a welcoming light to guide us through the rest of the season.

But if coming out of the winter den is challenging right now, that’s okay. Even though things may be cold and dark, the nurturing aspect of winter is that it’s a time to rest and reflect. You can’t always do those things in times of bright light and activity. That applies to the hustle and bustle of summer as well as the insomnia of modern life. This excess of artificial light is why astronomers say things like ‘you might be able to see the comet.’ They call it light pollution. How interesting that something we philosophically and spiritually yearn for so badly can even be called ‘pollution’. Try to remember that darkness is not this scary evil thing to be feared. It is a sacred womb out of which the light is born. Taking this to a literal level, you can see the stars in the night sky so much more vividly in complete darkness. Maybe we could see what Orion and Hercules are actually hunting for in the first place.

This is your task and the sacred duty of our life time. Out of the darkness, into the light, may we together come. Blessed Be.

Namaste star souls.

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Blessed Imbolc!

Blessed Imbolc! Imbolc is the cross-quarter date between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Many earth-based traditions celebrate Imbolc with the Celtic Goddess Brigid. You may know this as Candlemas or groundhog’s day. Traditional or not, secular or sacred, we are half-way through the winter season and spring is on the way. Especially out here in the rocky mountains, the weather fluxes enough from warm bright sunlight back to our winter hideouts. This is where we begin. At the crossroads, the stirring, and the quickening. This is where the magic happens.

Interestingly enough the exact solar point of Imboc was the same day that Venus entered her shadow period. This is the slow down time before a planet starts moving retrograde. When a planet is moving retrograde it’s orbit slows down enough to where it appears to be moving backwards to the naked eye. Venus only goes retrograde about once a year to every other year. So when this radiant Goddess goes backwards we feel her effects. I interpret retrograde periods like reversed tarot cards. It usually means stuck, inert, and blocked energy. Sometimes it can be a radical burst of energy. This Venus Retrograde is looking to be the latter.

Despite the other powerful aspects happening with this year’s Imboc, Mars has home field advantage and will most likely roll over everything else. Saturn trine Uranus, Neptune trine the midheaven, and Jupiter sextile Saturn will have tough competition to Mars and Venus squaring Saturn and opposing the Ascendant in Libra. Remember, this doesn’t have to be a horoscope of danger or a warning to brace for impact. The roots of the word Imbolc mean ‘in the belly.’ We’ve got the extra fire power in our gut, we might as well use it to our advantage. We have great dreams for for peace and communion. Suddenly, we’re awake. And we have a pretty good idea of how to make our visions a reality. Let this burst of fire be what sustains your choice to manifest and act.

The trick with this burst of creativity is to remember the purpose in the pursuit. We can’t let concepts and causes divide us even more. In a yogic mindset, the purpose of focusing on the pursuit is to take us out of the thoughts in our head. When we step out of our own borders and boundaries, we are reminded that there is something bigger than what we define our ideas and morals to be. What lies beyond and what lies just out of reach is actually what we all have in common and this is the universal that will hold and bind us together. It’s actually kind of like someone pinching you when you have other aches and pains dominating your consciousness. For a split second, it’s not about you, them, the pain, or any other circumstances. Just a breath, a spark, then the pain is gone. An ironic laugh usually follows. Because you couldn’t have found your place in the whole if you weren’t at one point your own piece.

As you think, so you are. As the mind, so the person. As above, so below. As within, so without. You are made of stardust and have the light of 10,000 suns within your soul. This is the source we all come from and to which the whole universe shall return. Some cosmologists speculate even to the point of the big bang starting the cycle of life all over again. We’re all just walking each other home.

Blessed be and Namaste Star Souls. ‚̧

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New Moon in Aquarius

The new moon was exact yesterday at 5:07 P.M. M.S.T. The effects will still be here through the weekend. This new moon welcomes the Aquarius sun and moon cycle of the year. Aquarius is the sign of the water-bearer and is often misinterpreted as a water sign. Aquarius is actually an air sign. Rightfully so, the kingdom of air is the realm of the mind, the intellect, and the breath of inspiration. Aquarius is the James Dean of the Zodiac. The rebel and the revolutionary that won’t take the status quo.

Each sign has a light and a shadow. Since Aquarius is an air sign it can get a little ‘head-y’ and cut itself off from the heart. Sometimes Aquarius can come off little Spock-ish. Maybe even a little cold and aloof. Aquarius can also be stubborn and unwilling to change perspective. Yet when Aquarius is exalted it is the great humanitarian. Aquarius can lead and build a real Utopia and fraternity. If there is any hope of world peace, it’s the ¬†Aquarians that will get us there.

No doubt you’ve heard of the Age of Aquarius. in Astronomical terms, the vernal equinox is now in line with the constellation of Aquarius. Symbolically, this is a collective shift in the human psykhe to all of the traits listed above. We have the potential for a great age of peace. But as the saying goes, the darkest moments are just before the dawn. Things might get worse before ¬†they get better.

Aquarius was seen as a water-pourer throughout many cultures that has still survived in modern stories. The Egyptian God Hap, who balanced the flow of the Nile. Deucalion, the only pious mortal to survive Jupiter’s flood. The myth of Atlantis tells a tale of a massive drowning of a society’s greed and hubris. Noah and his Arch survived a prophesied flood. Even the awakening age of logic says that the global climate is changing and the seas will rise.

We live in interesting times. Chinese culture says that that’s a curse. This new moon also marks the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. The Rooster in the tropical zodiac is actually the closest to Leo. But both the Rooster and Aquarius are asking us to rise. Rise above the great floods that can both cleanse and destroy us. Rise for what you know to be true in your heart and what your higher mind knows to be right. Hold love and compassion for everyone, especially the people that challenge you. Rise for every color, nationality, age, gender, religion, mother, sister, brother, and father you know in your neighborhood and the global community. The world is too small now and we have to do this together.

Namaste Beautiful Souls. We will Rise!

Elia Ann

*Aspects are listed for self-learning and astrological development. Feel free to comment and compare notes.

*Moon in Aquarius conjunct Sun in Aquarius. Moon opposite Ascendant in Leo. Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Uranus opposite Jupiter in Libra. Saturn in Sagittarius Square Mars and Venus in Pisces. New moon is exact at 8 Degrees Aquarius.

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Full Moon in Cancer. Don’t just do something, sit there!

The first full moon in 2017 starts on a potent note. The full moon is triggering a cardinal grand cross. This means that at least four planets in cardinal signs are aspecting in tense squares. Squares brings tension and friction. Cardinal signs represent the beginning of a cycle. It’s like we just can’t get the initiation phase started and can’t decide on where to begin. The grand cross is not exact yet so it may still play out in your life for a few months.

The old farmer’s almanac lists this full moon as the wolf moon. This was the time of year when all creatures in north america were cold and still. Food was scarce and all you could do is wait for spring. The wolves howled out in hunger. What are you hungry for? What are you crying out for?

The full moon was exact this morning at 4:33 A.M. M.S.T. The energy will still be there most of today and maybe into tomorrow. Cancer the crab has something to teach us about our wild instincts. Crabs are fierce partners. Some male species will attach themselves to their mate and ‘protect’ them until they lay their eggs. They hold the females captive, burying and hiding them from the world. Attacking anything that comes across their path. Some females species will stay with their eggs while they hatch along the ocean currents. Even up to the point of drowning themselves. Where is that boundary line between primal instincts and higher consciousness?

Animals don’t have this free will but humans do. In Buddhist tradition, this is why the human incarnation is thought to be the highest. We are not slaves to the urges that drive our actions. Or at least that’s the idea. Right now it may be easier to hide, to attack, to howl, or fly south. Yet there is a force inside you that is connected to the whole. Even if it’s dormant for you right now. This connection is deep in your Psykhe.¬†The soul-knowing has strong roots but it doesn’t shout and tell you what to do.

Be still. Listen. See. Feel. Even as the earth is spinning over 1,000 miles an hour. Make a mindful choice to take action rather than react. Or maybe you need to step back from a project or relationship before it catches you off guard and knocks you off your feet. This too shall pass and the spring sun will rise soon. The forecast for the year ahead will have plenty of wildcards so enjoy the calm before the storm. Smooth waters never made a good sailor.

If you are interested in natal readings and a forecast for the upcoming year, I am booking appointments for the Denver metro area and online. Check out my website at http://www.facebook.com/psykherising. The first 13 appointments receive a complimentary 1/2 tarot reading. And if the stars are not aligned for a consultation yet, some feedback on the booking and the google calendar would be appreciated. I’m experimenting a few scheduling options.

Blessed be and Namaste Dear Souls,

Happy Full Moon!

Elia Ann

 

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Now Accepting Appointments for Reports and Readings!

Happy New Year! I have decided to go public with astrology consultations and readings. I will be starting with custom natal reports and general six month forecasts. The price tier is as follows:

$27-electronic copy of custom natal report and 6 month forecasting.

$42-electronic copy of custom natal report and 6 month forecasting with 1/2 hour meeting. Public location in Denver Metro area or online are available.

$54- electronic copy of custom natal report and 6 month forecasting with 1 hour meeting. Public location in Denver Metro area or online are available.

Private message me here or email at eliabrov@gmail.com to book your appointment. The first available week of scheduling is available on google calendar.

The first 13 appointments will receive a complimentary 1/2 hour tarot reading!

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Blessed be and Namaste beautiful souls. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

 

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New Moon in Capricorn: May the Force be with You.

2016 cannot seem to end fast enough. Upheaval, unrest, and discord seem to dominate the consciousness. Great icons and cultural legends end their reigns and leave us uncertain of what archetypes will define the next eras. One of the more recent being Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series. This is the one that personally hit me the hardest. I grew up watching Star Wars. Leia was a dynamic character that was everything a little girl could look up to. The actress herself was someone you could still admire with her unconventional advocacy for mental health and feminism. What fearless heroine will now lead us through the stars and beyond?

As Master Yoda says to the brother Skywalker, “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.” This should sound familiar to those of you on the Yogic path. Non-attachment is a major concept in the Yoga Sutras, a founding text of yoga philosophy. That doesn’t mean that allowing yourself to feel the grief cycle is detrimental. It’s getting stuck in a phase and gripping too tightly that is. Maybe you’re mourning the end of a relationship, a job, a place, or an idea that got you through strenuous times.

Regardless of what you are experiencing right now the New Moon in Capricorn has opened a portal. Whether you’re ready to jump through it or not is up to you. There are a lot of harmonious aspects* that can guide you through the cosmos, break karmic patterns, breach new horizons, turn a new chapter, and awaken to a new light. Capricorn asks you to make it real and tangible. The mountain goat will jump and climb ¬†to the top of the peak with you. Connect to your footing, use your legs, get your head in the game, pay attention to the details, hold your ground, and go. Not even the mountain can stop you. Well, only if you let it.

On the flip side, some paths and obstacles are bigger and more challenging than others. *Saturn, the current ruler of the sky asks us to get real with wounding. That may mean where you are right now and what your goals are might not be what you thought that they were going to be. Capricorn also tells us that that’s okay. In Sri Swami Satchidananda’s translation of the Yoga Sutras, he explains that it’s really our expectations that can trap us in dissatisfaction. “Many of the truths we cling to depend on our point of view.” Master Yoda was truly connected to the force of yoga. ¬†Capricorn can be the wisest mind of the zodiac. Use this new moon portal to be what you really are and let go of the ‘could’s, would’s, and should’s.’

You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be and there is peace in this space. Let go of what you need to. Expand and go where you need to go. The laws of the cosmos are on your side. Any good chemist will tell you that nothing can be created or destroyed. Atoms just transmute and transform. Use this mantra to change into the new year.

May the Force be with you and Namaste.

 

*Times are Mountain Standard Time.

New moon horoscope exact at 11:53 P.M. 12/28/16. Moon in Capricorn conjunct Mercury retrograde in Capricorn and the Sun in Capricorn. New moon sextile Mars in Pisces. Moon trine North Node in Virgo. Saturn in Sagittarius sextile Venus in Aquarius. Saturn Square Chiron in Pisces. Saturn trine Uranus in Aries recently direct. Mercury sextile Mars and Venus.

 

 

 

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