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Chakras – seven Hindu energy centers of the body, beginning at the base of the spine to the top of the head,that assist us in our flow thru life. The theory is that “balanced” Chakras lead to a balanced, fully expressed life experience = good health. Expressions such as, “cleansing” or “unblocking” refers to re aligning ourselves with what our bodies are telling us. Interesting.
(There are many online sites that provide ‘how to”s.)
Below are the 7 Chakra points with their energy centers, colors and gemstones:
1- Root: Base of the spine (survival issues)/ Red – Garnet
2- Spleen: Below the navel (emotions) /Orange- Carnelian
3- Solar Plexus: Above the navel (our energy center)/Yellow – Citrine
4- Heart: Chest (Love for others)/ Green – Aventurine
5- Throat: Base of the throat (inner voice) / Blue – Turquoise
6- Brow: Third eye (knowing) / Blue Indigo- Lapis
7- Crown: Top of head (healing energy) / Purple – Amethyst
BTW: While traveling in Egypt, our esteemed guide shared that the 7 Chakras correspond to some of the Sacred Temples along the Nile:
1- Aswan (Root)
2- Kom Ombo/ Edfu (Spleen)
3- Dendera, Luxor (Solar Plexus)
4- Abydos (Heart)
5- Saqqara (Throat)
6- Giza (Brow)
7- Heliopolis (Crown)
If preparing for the unexpected makes you nervous, just think of the fun you can have. Beginning Saturday, 12/3/16, the Aquarius Moon gives us an opportunity to let go of convention, do some “out of the box” thinking, focus on the welfare of others and be a little rebellious.
Air sign Aquarius has a stubborn streak (it is one of three “Fixed” signs of the Zodiac, along with Taurus and Scorpio) and is ruled by the unpredictable planet Uranus. It’s all about independence, sudden changes of direction, etc. Relax, go with the flow. Give more attention to another Aquarian trait which is contributing to the universe in some way. Groups, other people and their causes are a natural concern. Not a bad way to spend a weekend – be spontaneous, share yourself !
From super sensitive, delicate feelings one day to a “You want a piece a me?” attitude the next, your “mood” may be the Lunar orb’s fault. The Moon affects our subconscious (the Sun = conscious) and as it moves thru the 12 signs of the Zodiac, about 2 ½ days in each sign, our moods and feelings can change according to the characteristics of each sign. It can make us susceptible to the emotions, undercurrents, vibrations that surround us and influence how we act / react during a day. (Whenever I write something like this, I hope no one gets visions of those Full Moon = Werewolf movies)
Not everyone is affected by Moon transits all the time, or in the same way. Sometimes the mood won’t be picked up on. There are always additional planet activity in a chart creating other energy. Often, there is so much going on in a life, time isn’t taken to notice that because the Moon is in Gemini people get way too chatty, or if the Moon is in Capricorn, too many want to take charge of a work project and boss everyone around. If you don’t “feel” the difference, don’t worry about it – your subconscious is still doing something 🙂
The Moon in Zodiac Signs:
Aries: Volatile, can be quick to confront, high energy
Taurus: Solid, sensual, stubborn, money focus
Gemini: Master of multi-task, communication, clever
Cancer: Nurturer, emotional, family concerns (ruled by the Moon)
Leo: Fun with melodrama, creative, generous
Virgo: Health, work, details, responsible
Libra: Social, good time to re decorate (home or self), relationships rule
Scorpio: Passion, sensitivity, intense and focused
Sagittarius: Philosophical, looking for adventure, laughter, bigger is better
Capricorn: Authority, organization, in charge
Aquarius: Group focused, innovative, rebellious, independent
Pisces: Intuitive, impressionable, imaginative, unclear
Just about everyone knows their Astrology Sun Sign based upon their date of birth. But there are also certain gemstones and colors that express each sign. (The gems listed next to the Sun Signs below may differ from the traditional “Birth Month” stone that you’re used to.)
*Aries (March 21-April 19) = Gemstone: Garnet /Power color: Red, fiery colors
*Taurus (April 20-May 21) = Gemstone: Rose Quartz / Power color: Soft rose-pink
*Gemini (May 22-June 20) = Gemstone: Agate / Power color: Yellow
*Cancer (June 21-July 22) = Gemstone: Emerald /Power color: Moon colors – silver, pale gray
*Leo (July 23- Aug 22) = Gemstone:Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Sun colors – Gold, orange
*Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22) = Gemstone: Carnelian/ Power color: Deep green
*Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22) = Gemstone: Opal, Agate / Power color: Blues and violets
*Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) = Gemstone: Topaz / Power color: Deep, dark shades of red
*Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) = Gemstone: Citrine, Sodalite / Power color: Lilac, Mauve
*Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) = Gemstone: Obsidian, Onyx/ Power color: Black, grays
*Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) = Gemstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Ultramarine blue
*Pisces (Feb 19-March 20) = Gemstone: Amethyst / Power color: Purple
Yes, this can all just be a great excuse to buy a lovely rock for the jewelry collection and add some colorful finery to your wardrobe – but, it can also be used as a way to have fun while fully expressing your power. Let yourself glow!
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Scorpio Sun will want to infuse us with passion and focus to get projects accomplished, snare that love interest and drill down thru any mysteries that need to be solved. (Think “determination”) Due to the characteristic sensitivity and emotionality of this Water sign, Scorpio’s power will not be served distant and cold – there will be drama, there will be depth, the time is ripe for revelation. Stubborn, secretive, serious, sensual, sizzling – these adjectives all fit Scorpio to a T (or in this case, to an “S”).
Where does intense Scorpio, its traditional planet ruler Mars (energy and aggression) and its modern ruler Pluto (power and transformation), appear in your chart – Sun sign, Ascendant, Moon? Regardless of the House placement, the 8th sign of the Zodiac can uncover deeper feelings for us all. Superficial skimming the surface, in conversation or action, just won’t do. When confronted with an issue, there will only be an apparent yes or a no response – compromise is out of the question. Unlike under a Libra Sun, where decision making can be tortuous, it is black or white with Scorpio, no shades of grey. “Maybe” is not acceptable.
Mercury, the Communication planet, will be transiting Scorpio from 10/24 – 11/13/16. Interactions can be easily heated and more demanding than usual. Be focused and as clear as possible regardless of how deep the vat of emotion. Paint inside the lines to avoid unnecessary confusion and / or hurt feelings. You may get all wrapped up in reacting or acting out and then discover that the “overwhelm” does not quite match the situation. Pausing doesn’t lessen importance, but it can be used as a time out to bring things into perspective and to lighten the atmosphere.
*Gemstone: Topaz *Power color: Deep shades of red *Body Part: Reproductive system (surprise!)
*Sun into Scorpio: 10/22/16 – 7:46 PM Eastern / 4:46 AM Pacific
(Sorry, about the “Hot plate” reference. Heard that in a diner. It sorta fit)
We are NOT one dimensional – we have Astrological layers! There are 12 signs of the Zodiac. In addition to the characteristics that are assigned to a Sun sign, each will also have traits of one of 4 Elements – Air, Fire, Water, Earth and exhibit the behaviors of one of 3 personality types (modes) – Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable.
The attributes that are associated with these Elements and Modes add depth to the personality of our Sun sign.
Air: Analytical, social, cerebral – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water: Emotion, sensitive, artistic – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Fire: Enthusiasm, energy, volatile – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth: Dependable, practical, hardworking – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Modes or Type: (Quadruplicities)
Cardinal: Initiators, leaders – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn (Notice that they follow the Equinox/Solstice seasonal changes in North America)
Fixed: Focused, stubborn – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Mutable: Flexible, changeable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Aries: March 21- April 19 * Cardinal / Fire
Taurus: April 20-May 20 * Fixed / Earth
Gemini: May 20-June 20 * Mutable/Air
Cancer: June 21-July 22 * Cardinal / Water
Leo: July 23- Aug 22 * Fixed / Fire
Virgo: Aug 23-Sept 22 * Mutable / Earth
Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22 * Cardinal / Air
Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 21 * Fixed/ Water
Sagittarius: Nov 22-Dec 21 * Mutable / Fire
Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 19 * Cardinal / Earth
Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18 * Fixed/ Air
Pisces: Feb 19-March 20 * Mutable / Water
Sun signs along with their Elements and Modes can contribute to how we operate, how we respond and often how we get along with one another.
Air signs are usually most compatible with Fire and Earth are most compatible with Water. But, as always – it’s all good.
Aries: Head / Face (“Head strong”)
Taurus: Neck (A sore throat can really be a problem for a truth talking Bull)
Gemini: Hands, arms (“Twins” people talk with their hands a lot)
Cancer: Breasts (Of course the nurturer)
Leo: Heart (…of a lion!)
Virgo: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)
Libra: Kidneys (Balancing the body fluids)
Scorpio: Reproductive system (No more needs to be said)
Sagittarius: Hips, liver (Sag’s symbol is always a centaur with a wine pouch?)
Capricorn: Skeletal structure (bones, bones, bones…)
Aquarius: Legs (Support for all those spontaneous moves)
Pisces: Feet (Pedicures are a good thing)
The ancients thought that those parts of the body ruled by your Sun Sign were particularly sensitive and vulnerable. Perhaps. But I do think we need to take care of them regardless and listen when they speak and tell us something is out of whack.
Treat our parts well, and they will be kind to us in return.
Okay, we’re about three quarters into 2016. No pressure 🙂 but, are you still looking for that special someone? (Friend, lover, business partner?) That once over used social intro – “Hey, what’s your sign?” – is a valid question when looking for relationships. Zodiac signs are grouped from Aries to Pisces – all 12 have a “partner”. Does it mean that the sign opposite yours has to be your “soul mate” – no, but, there may be undeniable energy and/or attraction. Worth a look.
Sun Signs are listed below with their direct opposites. Either you will find spending time with a person from the other sign tangy and energizing or there may be a need for tender attention and compromise. However, consider them the other side of your Astrology coin, the other half of your puzzle:
Aries: March 21-April 19 (Energetic, Impulsive) and
Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22 (Charming, Social)
Taurus: April 20-May 21 (Solid, Responsible, Patient) and
Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 21 (Intense, Deep Connections)
Gemini: May 22-June 20 (Changeable, Communicator, Versatile) and
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21 (Adventurous, Enthusiastic, Optimistic)
Cancer: June 21-July 22 (Family Oriented, Emotional) and
Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 19 (Authority Figure, Disciplined, Traditional)
Leo: July 23- Aug 22 (Pride, Fun Loving, Generous) and
Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18 (Unpredictable, Freedom loving)
Virgo: Aug 23-Sept 22 (Its All in the Details, Service) and
Pisces: Feb 19-March 20: (Dreamer, Sensitive)
On the 1st weekend of September 2016, 9/3 & 9/4, the Moon will charm and class us up while in lovely Libra, the 7th sign of the Zodiac. This Air sign, ruled by elegant, romantic, beautifying Venus, is relationship focused – business and romantic. Amiable Libra seeks balance, harmony and cooperation while urging us to express our artistic talent, share ourselves with people and just generally expect and accept good times.
This can be lovely weekend. Enjoy!
There will be a New Moon, and Solar Eclipse, in Earth sign Virgo on Thursday, 9/1/16. The energies of this solid 6th sign of the Zodiac will be intensified. Since it is ruled by communication planet Mercury, analytical Virgo’s written and verbal interaction is revved up. Don’t spend too much time being critical of others or yourself. Being constructive will be better appreciated.
Like all “New” Lunar phases, the next 2 weeks are a great time for initiating, creating = new beginnings. Use it to organize and de-clutter both mind and surroundings. Take care of needed changes now, start fresh.
*Virgo New Moon: 9/1/16 5:03 AM EDT / 2:03AM PDT
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