New Moon/Solar Eclipse Update 4-29-14

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Dear Friends,

New Moon with an annular solar eclipse, a narrow band that creates a ring of fire, is Tuesday, April 29 at 12:14 AM MDT (mountain daylight time)

This is the bookend to the first eclipse on the Full Moon this month that opened the portal to the intense time of transformation and opportunity. The new moon is a great time to evaluate where you are, what you have learned, what you have committed to, whom you are with, and where you are going. Hopefully the shake up of the last few weeks will have set you on a track that supports you and is aligned with spirit.
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Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse ~ 9º

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:14 AM Mountain Time

(Tuesday April 29, 6:14 AM Greenwich Mean Time)

Closing this eclipse period with Taurus Solar Eclipse New Moon, we gladly stretch our limbs and arch our backs while inhaling the fragrances of spring and taking in the many sensual gifts of the season. We have come through a major planetary alignment, been witness to some of our personal darker corners, yet also touched into some very higher-centered energies of inspiration, change and movement in new directions. Projects, gardens, relationships, adventures are springing into life. Taurus, the feminine, Earth power sign ruled by beautiful Venus, is a magnificent mentor for this time. After a time of rapid acceleration, we need to pull back and integrate, rest. Taurus’ goal is peace, and we get there by being, not doing.

Taurus is that fertile place inside all where we gestate new life. Let this time of huge growth spurt now take root inside you. Taurus takes that powerful, risk-taking initiation of Aries and grounds it firmly into practical manifestation. Benefit from Taurus’ enjoyment of the physical pleasures, of embodied experience. A fragrance enhanced massage, music, a meal cooked and shared with good company, anything that brings you and your body into contentment will be honoring of Taurus and Venus too.

Taurus folks have an earthy, connected relationship with plants, animals, and all of nature. They teach us how to build step by step, persevere, and be practical. Taurus is about having an abundance of self-love and self worth to fund gratitude and appreciation for the world as it is and to reach out and help others. Taurus has solid, unshakable values. What do you value above all else right now?

Taurus brings stability, common sense, and artistic skill and appreciation (thank you, Venus). The tender hearted, dependable and affectionate Taurus part of our self needs only be aware of the slide to stubbornness, over indulgent accumulation, inflexibility and stagnation. Resistance, in any form, will not serve us now. Reach for those frequencies of empowerment and love that have been opened to us for our healing and rebirth. We all are troubled by the corrupted energies we experience in legal, educational, medical, political areas. Resisting, complaining and railing against these forces is joining them. Working from the positive energies of your heart- cooperation, generosity, all shared energies – is what will change our world in the direction we desire.

Venus, ruler of the chart, is in Pisces. Venus is always about love, relationship, creating beauty and harmony, and with Pisces, our otherworldly abilities come to the fore. At times, she helps us imagine the world webbed in an interconnected dance, to feel the perfection of Spirit working through our lives, to see those struggling with love and compassion. There is a subtle, but compelling theme in this chart of learning to show up and actively create in the outer world (using masculine energy) while balancing our ability to remain open and receptive to magnetize and receive (using feminine energy) both inspiration and resources to continue creating. Adjustment and elimination of blocks may be called for to bring these parts of ourselves into smoother working order. (It’s Pallas Athena and North Node in a Finger of God formation with Venus at the apex.) We refine these skills for our evolutionary growth.

Look to those Piscean ruled ones this Moon for guidance – the imaginative ones, the artists, visionaries and those tempered by hardship who have come through stronger, wiser and more loving.

Yes, the Grand Cross has reached and passed its moment of exactness, but these large planets move slowly, so its influence will be ongoing and unfolding, and every time the Moon swings by one of those four corners of the squares in Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, it will be activated again like plucking a string on an instrument and send vibrations out into your life. Pluto and Uranus square exactly twice more, in December and again spring, 2015.

Here is one of the best graphics I’ve seen of the Grand Cross and a picture is worth a thousand words:

The Solar eclipse at New Moon, though visible only in the south Indian Ocean, Australia and Antarctica, will culminate this rarified period of alignment creating a reset as the Sun’s light, energy, and magnetic field are temporarily suspended and allow for a new and refreshed alignment. Time to re-ground ourselves using Taurus’ stability and presence. Whether from garden or trail, field or mountain, put your feet on the ground or better yet, put your back on the Earth and root yourself deeply down to the core of Mother Earth and draw up her love, nourishment and support into your body and ask for her guidance for a vision of your future self.

Coming on May 1st/ or May 5th (15º Taurus) is Beltane, a Gaelic celebration of the midpoint of spring and summer. The night fires and colorful May poles are to bring dance, reveling, joy and the opening of our hearts to all the creative juices flowing upward and outward at springtime.

05/14 Scorpio Full Moon 24º 1:16 pm MDT

05/20 Sun enters Gemini 9:00 PM

05/28 Gemini New Moon 7º 12:41 PM MDT

06/07 Mercury goes retrograde 3º Cancer until 07/01


* Some of you asked for a link to Gina Covina’s blog about Fukushima mentioned last Moon:

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Lena Stevens

Lena is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol Shaman from Mexico and has studied cross cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including the Amazon basin, Native American, Northern European and Siberian. Lena has taught and worked with individuals, groups, businesses and communities for the past 25 years, helping to bring shamanic nature based wisdom back into people's lives. One of her specialities is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. The individual healing work with these energy patterns through song and other shamanic techniques has had a powerful impact on her clients. Lena is the co-author of the "Secrets of Shamanism, How to Tap the Spirit Power Within" and a contributor to "The Power Path". Along with husband and partner Jose, she is the co-founder and one of the primary instructors of Power Path Seminars and the School of Shamanism.