TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Astrology and Spiritual Meaning of the Equinox — September 2018”

The September 22nd Equinox marks the Sun’s move into Libra and the start of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Equinox happens twice a year when the Sun crosses the celestial equator. As the Sun crosses this point, it results in equal hours of light and dark.

The Equinox is also a significant turning point in the astrological year, and represents the half way mark as the Sun journey’s through the 12 different constellations.

The Sun’s journey through Libra signifies a time of balance and working together with others. It is a time to turn our attention to the “other” and to focus on how we can create healthy partnerships and friendships.

Libra energy is about finding the balance between honoring your own needs and wants, and taking into consideration others needs and wants. It is a time to find harmony and equilibrium with all areas of your life.

With the changing of the seasons, there is also a shift in the flow and direction of energy.

In the northern hemisphere, energy starts to move inward and we are encouraged to release and let go of all that no longer serves us. We see this mirrored in nature as the trees begin to shed their leaves and as the weather becomes cooler. We have less hours of light and more hours of darkness.

In the southern hemisphere, the energy starts to move outward and we are encouraged to express and put ourselves out there. This is also mirrored in nature with the start of Spring and the blooming of blossoms and creation of new life. This is a very fertile time where we can take all we have been planning and start putting it into action. The hours of sunlight increase, and the weather gets warmer.

These shifts in nature give us a clue as to what shifts are occurring within us as well and begin preparing us for the Winter/Summer, which is also the last season before the astrological new year begins.

This year, the September 2018 Equinox also carries special influence because of the asteroid Chiron.

Chiron is known as the healer in astrology. Wherever Chiron shows up in your astrology chart indicates a wound that needs to be healed and cleansed through the course of your lifetime.

Chiron’s wounds are karmic, and represent lessons and themes that your soul has come to achieve in this life.

Chiron is extremely active around the time of the Equinox, indicating that a time of healing is also underway for us all.

Libra energy is about partnership, it is about connecting with others and opening our heart to others. It is about learning to understand other people’s points of view, and developing empathy for our fellow human.

As a society, we are not always the best at understanding and paying respect to our fellow human. We still feel threatened by other people’s differences, and judgement of others when they do something that is against the norm.

Showing empathy is considered a weakness, and we are often encouraged to compete and race against our peers in order to outsmart them or out beat them.

The entire system is set up to have a hierarchy and it is easy to fall into the trap of trying to be at the top.

The energy of Chiron and the Sun in Libra, is there to remind us that we are all one in the same. It is there to heal cultural and deep seeded wounds that we have around our connections with others. It is there to help us see that our differences are just an illusion and deep down, we are really connected, we are one.

Earlier this year I attended the Near Death Symposium in Texas, where I heard countless stories of people who had left their bodies and traveled to the afterlife. Every single one of them commented that after leaving their body they were able to see and know that we really are all one. They were able to see that we are all connected.

The famous- treat others as you wish to be treated– takes on a whole new meaning when we tune into the awareness that we are all the same.

This sensation of connectedness can also be achieved through meditation, and if we allow ourselves, we can tune in and feel that everyone’s hurt is our hurt, and everyone’s joy is our joy.

It may be a tricky concept to wrap our heads around unless we have experienced it or feel it for ourselves, but without the cloak of reality, without these human shells that we call bodies, we are really just all made of the same star stuff.

The differences we perceive in others and the issues that we have with others, are all powerful teachers for us in this life.

If we feel threatened by another race, intimidated by someone that has a different sexuality to us, or offended by someone’s cultural heritage or sense of style, it is really a message and lesson for us, and a reminder that we need to be more accepting of ourselves.

When you feel whole and secure in yourself it removes the need for judgement. When you love yourself, it allows you to focus on the love you find in others.

Don’t let this world make you feel not good enough. Don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself. Don’t let society tell you how things should be. Make your own way. Follow your own heart. And know that when you love yourself, anything is possible.

The September 22 Equinox is a time to heal the divide. It is a time to cross that bridge between the ego you and the higher self you, and feel the connection, the strength, and the love that comes from knowing that we are One.

 

~via ForeverConscious.com

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TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Eclipse & Retrograde Season Is Ending — Here’s What That Means For You”

Retrograde energy is about going back and looking to the past. It is about reconsidering things or reflecting on things so you can learn from them and create a better future. Under the heavy retrograde energy we have been having, we have had to pause, stop, and reflect rather than be in a hurry to move forward.”

~Tanaaz

 

It has been an interesting time in the cosmos over the last few months with many planets in retrograde and a string of three potent Eclipses.

In fact, the Blood Moon Eclipse we had at the end of July was one of the longest and most potent eclipses we will ever experience.

With all of this cosmic energy now slowly wrapping up and coming to an end, the lessons and gifts of the season may be becoming clearer. After all, the Universe wouldn’t put on a show like this if it didn’t want us to take away something.

If we imagine this journey as a cycle, we are now entering towards the completion phase and we can look back and begin to make sense of what has been created.

Even though all of this energy extends back further in time to 2008, for simplicity, think back to what was happening for you around the months of January-February of this year.

Where were you emotionally? What was stirring for you? What were some major concerns you were having?

Around this time, the Universe would have begun highlighting things for you. In fact, the major themes and lessons that you have needed to work on during this season from June to August, would have arisen during this time.

Often we like to pinpoint our issues or concerns to be something outside of ourselves, like our career or our relationships, but there is a benefit in digging a little bit deeper and uncovering why these areas may be causing an issue.

When you dig a little deeper, you often find that it’s not about your relationships or your career at all, it is about something more personal.

We are all here on a journey, we are all here to learn and grow, and even though we may not always have control over what comes our way, we do have to learn to take responsibility for what comes our way. And this is exactly what the Universe has been beckoning us to do under this energy.

Retrograde energy is about going back and looking to the past. It is about reconsidering things or reflecting on things so you can learn from them and create a better future.

Under the heavy retrograde energy we have been having, we have had to pause, stop, and reflect rather than be in a hurry to move forward.

In fact, we may have even felt held back, sluggish, or that our lives have come to a bit of a standstill. We may have felt that change was needed, but perhaps we were unsure of what changes actually needed to happen.

All of this is very common during an intense period of cosmic retrograde activity. It is easy to feel frustrated under this energy, but we have to take this as a time to slow down and catch our breath.

Along with all of this retrograde activity, we have had a string of three Eclipses. Eclipses usually come in pairs, so to have three is definitely a special gift from the cosmos.

Eclipses always signify huge turning points of change and evolution, however under all of this retrograde energy, these Eclipses would have manifested in a slightly different way.

While they were still encouraging us to change and evolve, this was all on a much more internal level. A lot of the changes we were being asked to make were on the deepest level of our psyche so we could change and evolve who we have thought ourselves to be.

Under these Eclipses we have been guided to peel back the layers and look into the depths of our soul.We may have been confronted with our fears or with emotions and feelings that stem deep from childhood. We may have also been confronted with what is no longer working in our lives, and where we have been sacrificing too much.

Under the retrograde energy, we have not been able to escape these realisations or brush them off. Instead, we have really been encouraged by the Universe to sit and get cosy with them, for it is only when we do this that we can truly understand and clear them in order to make way for a brighter future.

Now as we are at the tail end of all of this, a new and fresh energy is going to emerge, one that feels more energizing and uplifting.

After months of digging deep and sitting with some painful realisations, we are now going to be given the momentum to push forward and make the changes we have been wanting to.

Through the end of August into September, we are going to be guided to make positive changes, and to start a new chapter in our lives. This new chapter is also about coming into a newfound source of inner strength and power.

We have all been through a rapid period of growth, and now as this cycle comes to an end, we are going to get to see just how much we have grown and what we have bloomed into.

The time to bloom is now, and we are going to be given a huge boost of energy to show the world and ourselves who we have now become.

With layers peeled back we are ready to take on a beautiful new chapter, and we are ready to welcome in a new energy into our lives.

The remainder of 2018 still has a slow and methodical energy to it, but as we emerge from this recent cycle of retrogrades and eclipses, we are going to feel energized and confident about the journey ahead.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

SARA COUGHLIN: “Uranus Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve And Yes — That Trick Is A Retrograde”

Take a deep breath, stargazers. Now that August has arrived, we’re in the home stretch of summer 2018, aka the summer of retrogrades.

Before we’re out of the woods, however, Uranus would like to join the fun. The planet of sudden change, revolution, and upheaval begins its annual retrograde on Tuesday, August 7.

This isn’t Uranus’ first attempt to stir the pot this year. Back in May, this planet moved into Taurus which, as astrologer Kimberly Peta Dewhirst told Refinery29 at the time, kicked off a new astrological era of change, particularly around how we use money and care for the Earth.

Where that process will take place over the next seven years, Uranus’ retrograde only lasts five months — and, while Uranus in Taurus is expected to exert changes on an external, global scale, Uranus retrograde will incite changes within us.

Retrogrades have a way of urging us to focus on our inner lives. Think about how Mars retrograde tests our tempers or Jupiter retrograde interrogates our approach to learning.

Viewed from this angle, planetary retrogrades are just regularly scheduled lessons we have to learn in order to make personal progress. Uranus retrogrades are no exception. Specifically, they’re thought to show us how we might adapt to the ever-shifting world around us — if we let them, that is.

As astrologer Jamie King writes, these periods tend to arrive in time to help us either adjust our outlook to fit a recent development or prepare for future growth. In case you haven’t been reading your horoscope, this summer’s eclipse season (two occurred last month and there’s one more to come on August 11) is likely to set off plenty of changes in our lives, professional andpersonal. So, yes, we’d consider this year’s Uranus retrograde to be extremely well-timed.

That said, you probably won’t feel this retrograde’s influence in the same way that you’re feeling, say, the current Mercury retrograde. Uranus’ distance from Earth makes its effects on our personal lives pretty subtle, if not downright sneaky.

You might find yourself coming around on a plan you initially resisted or you might learn something new that leads you to view a change at work in a whole new light. These shifts in your mindset will occur gradually and may seem minor at first, but they’re likely to lead to bigger, even major, progress.

For the record, when we say “progress,” we simply mean forward movement — Uranus likes to affect great change, but it’s less concerned with who benefits from it. With luck, you’ll receive the cues of this retrograde and learn to roll with the good and the bad that comes your way in the next five months.

 

~via Refinery29.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Horoscope For Every Star Sign For August 2018”

Ascension Avatar note: The 13-sign zodiac should be the astrology standard (it was no shock to learn in 2014 I’m a Pisces, not an Aries)! Check your natal sign in the 13-sign chart! 🐬

 

It is already the eighth month of the year, and yeah, it cannot be denied that it almost feels crazy. The year has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride, be it politics, society, arts of the stars, for that matter.

The month of July alone saw an insane amount of astral movement, starting from a complete lunar eclipse, a Chiron Retrograde and so on. Mercury is in retrograde already and will remain the same for the major part of August as well. Without further delay, let us get to the horoscopes.

Aries:

It will be a good time for change of any kind. Aries generally feel effects of solar eclipses more than the other signs and the one lined up for August will definitely have an effect, although subtle and positive. It will help you make changes in your life that you have been wanting for a long time. It is a month laden with good outcomes, so make the most of it.

Taurus:

Sugar coating anything never leads to any positive results so here is what it is: the month of August will not be cakewalk. You will face exhaustion of all kinds so make it a point to take care of yourself. You have to be the person to look after yourself. The month will not be all exhaustion and even if it is, you will have a ray of sunshine, which is people who love you coming through for you and making you feel special and energised. Let people take care of you as well because you do have friends and family who genuinely love and care for you.

Gemini:

It is going to be a good month. No major changes should happen but that does not mean that there is nothing you have to look forward to this month. You will have the opportunity to re-centre and find a goal that is both worthwhile and lucrative. You are going to be enjoying some good times.

Cancer:

2018 as a whole is the year of your career but August will be a test — a test of your tenacity. We all know that fortune favours the bold so do not be afraid of doing things that you have not done before because that will have an immense effect on your career hereafter. You may be pushed to your limits but you have to have faith and keep at it because nothing is impossible and especially nothing for you. You will reap good results if you put in the hard work and have perseverance.

Leo:

Leo, it is going to be an important month. August will bring to you the opportunity and time to get rid of everything that is holding you back or is not good for you. This is an extremely internalised process, which is why while you will be feeling the emotional brunt of it, others will see you living your best life. Adding to that, you might find yourself making significant changes in your career. As a whole, even though all of this sounds complicated, you will alright as none of it will be anything you cannot handle.

Virgo:

It is going to be good month with regard to money matters. You will find yourself in a good place to spend a little more than you would but while you’re doing that, make sure you find yourself some lucrative investments too. Do not forget to have fun, though.

Libra:

Get ready for some truth bombs because this month will set aside your real and your fake friends aside for once and for all. Now, this can be trying for a lot of us but it is what is good for us in the long run. Romantically, single or dating, just take things easy and have fun with whoever you are with. Love does not always have to be serious, so just have fun, laid back.

Scorpio:

There are two things that assume the center stage this month, self-care and drama. We can imagine how intrinsically these two things are linked at a very basic level.

Sagittarius:

There will be some issues with authority this month, but nothing that you cannot handle. All you need to do is just focus. You might want to go on a trip when conflict arises due to your inherent love and need for travelling but remember that you will need to approach problems head on in order to solve them.

Capricorn:

August will remind you that life does not last forever so it is the duty of every individual to enjoy life and not spend all of it working all the time. It is definitely admirable, how much you work, but you tend to forget other aspects of your life.

Aquarius:

Love is a wonderful thing but it needs to stand the test of time to last, which this month will present before you, if you are in a relationship. Professionally, it will be an excellent time for a change.

Pisces:

Find things that you love doing and things will fall into place as they must. Find time for yourself and do not be guilty about it.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Activation Of The Powerful 8/8 Lionsgate Portal”

Use Gateway of 8-8 to awaken the Celestial Light Codes!

Each year the Earth, the Galactic Centre (Sagittarius in 27 degrees) and Sirius, the star, are aligned. This happens on 8th August and is called the “Lion’s Gateway”. On this day, the spiritual and physical energies are directly controlled by the cosmoses.

This day is named so because Lion according to astrology is the sign of the Leo. This zodiac is linked with heart and also represents the Divine. And since Leo is associated with grandeur, an alignment like this can stir similar energies in us.

On the day of the Galactic Centre, the circulation of energy in human beings increases and the DNA awakens. Moreover, the moment at which Sirius, the star, and the Sun is in direct alignment the transmission of energy to the Earth intensifies. The scope for progression and ascension thus increases too.

This year the Lion’s Gate has arrived! What is it all about?

There is ascension of energy on the planet as the combination of intense light waves and stimulated consciousness is passing by the Spirit and the Sun. This cosmic change can lead to significant life changes for everyone. Life essentials like relationships, finances, career, health, family, travel, possessions are all under its scanner. The question in everyone’s mind is how does it affect our life? How will it alter the relationship between love and soul? These thoughts can’t be stopped at the moment and everything may seem to be in a state of flux.

However, these changes ultimately lead us to higher truth. And even though changes are not easy to adjust with, it will result in eventual happiness.

The divine message during this phase is to stay motivated. Trust your instincts, focus on love, and believe in your spiritual self. Remember that you have spiritual powers in you and these changes are for an ultimate goal of happiness and opportunities.

Meditation:

Do not forget to meditate on 8th August! On this day, your energy is highest and it is the best time to align your chakras. Concentrate on the divine light to enlighten your inner self.

At this time you can generate Love at both personal and collective level. It will help you rise above the material world and enter a spiritual realm of awareness. The mind, heart, and the spirit are thus aligned at this moment. You need to realize the path of your life and see if it is in alignment. What do you truly desire and what is the ultimate destination you wish to reach?

Accept yourself truly. Loving oneself without any fear and doubt will help you face the divine Truth. The process of this meditation is to gain ascension over material world and unite with the spiritual one. You can channelize you energy to become what you want to be. You can be the source of Infinite Love and Radiant Light.

Once you open the gates of your heart and mind to receive the positive energy and divine light. Have faith and let go of the fear within. Follow the instinctual light in front of you.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com