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Pre-pave with Astrology 2019

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Pre-Pave with Astrology 2019 - Madart Painting by Megan Duncanson

The New Year is nigh, the perfect time to Pre-Pave your desires with Astrology 2019. It all starts with awareness, so let's begin.

How to Pre-Pave with Astrology 2019

Pre-paving, simply put, happens when we see (and feel) things going a certain way before they occur. We do it all the time, consciously or unconsciously, like before we open the bills, head to the dentist, apply for a job or pitch a new project. Think of it as your 'set-up' and expectations before starting something new.

There are usually two ways to pre-pave. One is unconscious and often contains fear and dread, as in: "Oh no. This is going to cost a fortune!" The other is conscious and purposefully creative/positive, as in: "I can make this payment with plenty of change to spare."

Whichever mindset, the thought will pave the path, no exceptions. Here are some detailed examples from Jeannette on How to Pre-Pave for Manifesting Success.

Now, the question is, how to leverage the Astrology 2019 for the best year ever? Let's look at some of the key astrological events coming up and see where they fit into your chart. There will be more posts, calls and discussions on the GVA Forum, but the first one is scheduled for December 18th/19th. Details & Discussion Here! All are welcome.

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Eclipse by Cedar Lee

Astrology 2019 Eclipses

Think of an eclipse as a super potent new or full moon. To occur, they must be in alignment with the North and South Lunar nodes, meaning the universe is lining up events that put you on your Path. Eclipses break up logjams, situations that are stagnate an no longer serving our greatest expansion. They are often a wild ride, bring life to a crises point of some kind. They come at peak times of change, decision making and crossroads, bearing messages from the gods. Intuition is heightened, along with instincts and the ability to act. We might see the end of an era on some level and the beginning of a whole new way of being.

Know that eclipses always come in pairs with a new moon or solar eclipse initiating something fresh and innovative. Following that, there is the corresponding full moon or lunar eclipse where we let go of the old ways of thinking.

For now, it's enough to note what houses are involved. They show you WHERE change is happening so you can pre-pave what thrills you the most. As the year unfolds, we'll be doing calls on the eclipses to help you get into alignment with what you want. Check back here for more info on each one.

Note the Eclipse Pairs in the Astrology 2019

January 5, 2019 - Partial Solar Eclipse 15° Capricorn

January 21, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse 01° Leo

July 02, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 10° Cancer

July 16, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse 02° Capricorn

December 26, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 04° Capricorn

January 10, 2020 - Lunar Eclipse 10° Cancer

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The second New Moon after the solstice 2018 marks Chinese New Year 2019, year of the water Pig. A page will be up about this ASAP!

Astrology 2019 Ingresses & Aspects

Degree Spans and Ingress

Check where these transits fall in your chart. We'll be talking about any major influences over in the Forum. If you want to brush up on transits, how to spot them and what they might mean, check out these GVA Youtube Tutorials: Transits in Your Chart part 1 & Transits in Your Chart part 2.

Jupiter at 11 Sagittarius - 6 Capricorn (ingress into Capricorn December 3, 2019)

Saturn at 11 - 21 degrees Capricorn

Chiron at 28 Pisces - 4 Aries

Uranus at 28 Aries to 6 Taurus

Neptune at 14 - 18 Pisces

Pluto at 20 - 23 degrees Capricorn

North Node at 26 Cancer Rx to 8 Cancer

Conjunctions Astrology 2019

Note these events, especially the transits to the 0 degree Arise Point (zero Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn in your chart.

Chiron over the 0 degree Aries Point - [April 17, 2018 Dir, Sept 18, 2018 Rx, Feb 18, 2019 Dir]

Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto parallel of declination October 2019

Jupiter over the 0 degree Aries Point - December 3, 2019

Saturn conjunct Pluto - January 12, 2020

Astrology 2019 Retrogrades

Finally, in 2019 we will have only three Mercury retrograde periods. There are often four a year, so this means communications will be flowing without quite as many snafus. Granted, those snafus can work entirely in our favor.

To understand retrograde cycles, check out the GVA Tutorial at Youtube - Retrograde Planets of Mercury and Beyond.

More on this as they unfold. Jupiter will retrograde once and the outer planets, from Saturn to Pluto, will all have their Rx times. Check the details, degrees and shadow zones here. We'll be discussing these on the Forum and GVA Calls in 2019.

March 05 – Mercury retrograde 29° Pisces
April 10 – Jupiter retrograde 24° Sagittarius
April 24 – Pluto retrograde 23° Capricorn
April 29 – Saturn retrograde 20° Capricorn
June 21 – Neptune retrograde 18° Pisces
July 07 – Mercury retrograde 04° Leo
August 11 – Uranus retrograde 06° Taurus
October 31 – Mercury retrograde 27° Scorpio

How to Tap In

Join us on the call - Pre-paving 2019 - December 18th (19th in Aus). Details Here! All are welcome. If you want to get onboard at GVA with our old prices (they go up after the 5th of January 2019) join now.


New Moon & Mercury Direct

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The New Moon & Mercury Direct

First up, the New Moon @15 Sagittarius symbolizes new beginnings, with extra dream power. That’s because this moon is conjunct Jupiter, planet of expansion and square to Mars and Neptune in dreamscape Pisces.

But then, to top it off, Mercury turns direct just hours before, bringing a close to the retrograde phase. Think of it as a perfect time to spread your dream-wings and fly.

Here are the times in your zone

Mercury Direct @27 Scorpio
LA – Dec 6 - 1:22 pm
NY – Dec 6 - 4:22 pm
LON – Dec 6 - 9:22 pm
SYD – Dec 7 - 8:22 am

New Moon @15 Sagittarius
LA - Dec 6 - 11:21 pm
NY - Dec 7 - 2:21 am
LON - Dec 7 - 7:21 am
SYD - Dec 7 - 6:21 pm

New Moon & Mercury Direct Scopes Aries - Cancer

AriesARIES – The world that seemed cluttered with tasks and responsibilities is turning into major opportunity land. You get to visit distant horizons, taste foreign foods, dress spectacular and meet strangers from afar. Could be romance? The key is to bring all your exotic experiences back to your creative, inner life. Find a way to share revelations through artistry, community, and connection. Yum!

TaurusTAURUS Where creative transformation and deeply intimate experiences are concerned, you are in for a treat. No matter how much it turns your home life upside down, this is a welcome change! Your best approach is ‘no resistance’. You want to merge energies for a greater goal, be that artistic, passionate or enlightenment. Forget what others ‘think’ and go for what you really want.

GeminiGEMINIChange in ‘relationship’ may have been going on for a while now but this transit sees definitive, out in the open, nothing hidden transformations. No more guesswork as the words flow back and forth, enriching your experiences, answering your questions, fulfilling your dreams. See this as the beginning of the beginning, a chance to know yourself better and make choices from the heart.

CancerCANCERIf there have been health issues weighing you down, or mysterious hitches in your financial plans for the future, things are going to shoot forward now, at the speed of light. Expect a bit of G force, to start with, and allow for everything to unfold before you pass judgment. This isn’t time to smooth things over but embrace all the bumps and edges, release resistance, express and purge. Cut loose!

New Moon & Mercury Direct Scopes Leo - Scorpio

LeoLEO A romantic hiatus has the potential to be a big relief, putting you on the path to the creative connections of your dreams. This will stir up your life on all fronts, especially home and work or career life. The best resource for this is to tap into, and trust, your inner guidance (not other people's opinions). Think, fresh start, amped up Mojo, inner child ecstasy and set points through the roof!

Virgo VIRGO – Logjams and stalled desires on the home front will release as you seek balance between your connections to others and your authentic Self. Don’t be surprised if a long postponed move, remodel or renovation suddenly falls into place. Whatever your big dream, the goals and aims of your heart, start first with imagination. Nurture visions there, as well as IRL, for the best results.

LibraLIBRA Don’t be surprised if your voice, your communications, writings and offerings, are suddenly recognized, talked about, trending or valued in a whole new way. It feels like being heard as barriers to self-expression come tumbling down. Make sure you get out and socialize and ramp up your social media. You’re up for meeting people who will facilitate great change, so lurking; be seen!

ScorpioSCORPIO Money, finances, business opportunities and overall Mojo are up and happening, if you are being true to yourself. It’s the only proviso. You can’t skip this one, or wing it even. No matter how easy it is to be all things to all people, this is your call to be all things to and for yourself. Let authenticity reign. Also, work out what you want to do with the success and abundance coming your way!

New Moon & Mercury Direct Scopes Sagittarius - Pisces

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS-This is your new moon, and your solar return, the most powerful time of the year for Centaurs. The intentions you set now must reflect your heart’s desire. In this way, you pave the future. Consider the Upanishad: You are your deepest, driving desires. As is your desire, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. Tune in, and make a wish.

CapricornCAPRICORN – Compassion, understanding, intuitive knowing and inner guidance are mind blowing at this time. They also have a direct effect on your relationship to others. It’s like you can share your dreams as you never could before. You’ll want to find ways to translate, articulate and pass on the knowledge that you gain. It’s ‘dream it into being time.’ Go big!

AquariusAQUARIUSFriendships and inner circle groups are where the fireworks go off so be ready to take sudden left turns. This has a direct effect on your relationships, personal and business. You’ll want your intimates to be true friends, first and foremost. Expect to hard prune for new growth, especially if old associates no longer match the new you. Let them go and move on. Be ready for goals to actualize!

piscesPISCES – Your career is about expand, bringing in changes that are better than a holiday! Ritual day-to-day routine will have to adjust, but take that as your chance to ‘make it right-for-you’. This is a trend that's in play for most of 2019, so there's time to get it right, no pressure. For example, if your career/mission in life wants a complete reboot, don't hesitate. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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For more on this energy, check out the New Moon Newsletter, or jump on the Open Forum to chat.

Happy New Moon, everyone!

xxKim


Mercury Rx as Trickster

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“The Trickster’s function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end the Trickster gives people what they really want: some sort of freedom.” — Tom Robbins

As Mercury is about to turn retrograde for the fourth time in 2018,  you might be feeling a little edgy. Where is the Trickster going to stir up dust this time? What can you do to stay calm, clear and in control? Is that even the goal?

Mercury Rx at 13 Sagittarius
LA - Nov 16 - 5:33 pm
NY - Nov 16 - 8:33 pm
LON - Nov 17 - 1:33 am
SYD - Nov 17 - 12:33 pm

Review what Mercury Rx Symbolizes

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First, to understand the astronomy of a retrograde planet, check out this 5-minute tutorial on my Youtube Channel- Planetary Retrogrades.

Next, know that metaphorically, the messenger of the gods is slowing down, going back over old territory, signalling a time for you to rethink your beliefs, MO, approach, actions, desires and above all thoughts, especially, this time around, in the area of life where you find 27 Scorpio to 13 Sagittarius. If you aren’t sure, ask for help in the comments.

But that's not all that's happening. Mercury Rx means the Trickster is afoot and anything is game.

Mercury Rx Do's and Don't's

Don't on the Mercury Rx

1. Buy electronics

2. Sign contracts

3. Forgo a safety check before driving

4. Launch new projects and businesses

5. Lone out your keys, passwords or pets

Do on the Mercury Rx

1. Rethink decisions

2. Review core values

3. Recreate the past

4. Reflect on desires

5. Reconnect with people from the past

6. Remove limiting beliefs

7. Rewind, relax, restore

Expect a Visit from the Trickster

moana-trailer1-screenMercury morphs during the retrograde cycle. Like a skinwalker, he steps out of his fleet-winged garb and dons the form of the Trickster. You can recognize this energy instantly. At its core is disruption, the intention to pull on the threads of order so it all unravels. He brings surprise, metaphor, visions and synchronicity. He, or she, presents us with a new perspective, one that might both excite and frighten us. It certainly provides the opportunity for growth.

In the mythologies of many people, the mythic figure who is the embodiment of the unexpected (synchronicity) is the Trickster, who steps godlike through the cracks and flaws in the ordered world of ordinary reality, bringing good luck and bad, profit and loss. - Combs et al

Why we Need the Trickster

The Trickster comes along when we are stuck, either in a habit pattern that no longer serves us, a limiting thought about ourselves or others, an outmoded perception or a feeling of being trapped or out of touch with our vitality, our creative life force. When we get into such a state, sooner or later the Trickster comes to blow the roof off the house and cracks open the windows.

We encounter disruption - lose our car keys, wallet, job, family, friends, or unexpected news. Whatever form it takes, we are put in a position of having to make a radical change. Maybe it's only for a day, as in missing keys. Maybe it's for the rest of our lives, as in a relationship change. However it comes, it's a sudden shake-up that renews the flow of energy to our hearts so that life has meaning again.

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 6.39.55 pmTracking Mercury Rx in your Chart

By following the transit of Mercury through your chart, you can note the house(s) activated, any planets aspects and from the symbolism, meet the Trickster halfway. Here's how you do it.

  1. Check the ephemeris for Mercury Rx positions
  2. Plot Mercury around the outside wheel of your chart
  3. Note the house(s) and any aspects to planets

 

 

 

 

 

Here's my chart as an example

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We can see the 4th house of home, family, clan, parents ancestors, emotional stability is activated. Also, a few important aspects that link to this, especially the sextile to the Moon, the conjunction to the IC and opposition to the sun and square the Ascendant.

Here are some keywords for the houses.

HousesLet's meet up in the comments, or on the GVA Member's Forum to discuss where, how and why the Trickster is dropping in on your life!

See you there.


Body Wisdom

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Northern Lights by Lucy Campbell

Welcome to Body Wisdom, GVA's new course with Jeannette Maw and Kim Falconer.

Quick Link to the Body Scan & the Astrological Signs

Here's the rundown: Starting on the 16th of October, Body Wisdom will explore the in-depth relationship between the body, image and self-esteem. Also, we'll look at health and well being, success and manifesting. Yes, your body has a big say in this too. Above all, the connection between your astrology chart and your physicality will help you glean, maybe for the first time, the wisdom your body has to offer.

Learn How to do a Body Scan Via the Zodiac

The Body Scan and the Zodiac

Body Wisdom Topics Include:

The body and patterns of love and nurturing

Self and self-esteem

The astrology of the body:

Food

Addictions and habits

Payoffs

'Karma' and what we expect to get

Beliefs and alignment

Our 5 closest people

DNA, gene expression and magic

Talking to the body

Listening to your body wisdom

Forming a new relationship with your body

How to Join the Body Wisdom Course

Body Wisdom runs for 8 weeks, delivered through live calls and recordings. As well, there is a forum for discussions with other members and Jeannette Maw and Kim Falconer. Most importantly, we'll look at your astrology to help you uncover the powerful relationship you have with your body. While turning resistance into love and acceptance, we aim to bring new awareness that can change your connection to your body forever. Even more, this course will help you make sense of the mystery and magic of life as a spirit being inside a physical body.

Ready for the key to unlocking your body wisdom?

Access the Body Wisdom course by becoming a member of GVA. This will give you access to all past courses and talks as well.


Venus Rx 2018

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"Gold" by Michael Parkes

Venus Rx 2018 is upon us. Think of this time as a chance to prep for this powerful astrological event. The planet of love and money is already in the Rx zone, so let's talk about what this means for you and the ways you can leverage it to amp up your manifesting.

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Venus Rx Technicalities

Venus Rx is short hand for Venus Retrograde. It means that, from the perspective of the earth, Venus is transiting backwards through the zodiac, in this case from 10 Scorpio to 25 Libra. This happens once every 18 months and is part of the cycle of Morning Star and Evening Star, ie, when Venus makes her switch. Read all the details on the Synodic Cycles of Venus. There is a quick video tutorial where you can check out how Venus creates a five pointed star in her travels around the sun. The important thing to note in all this is that Venus is moving from the Evening Star to the Morning Star. It's the start of a whole new Venus transit cycle.

When is Venus Retrograde?

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Retrograde times and degrees by Cafe Astrology (Easter Standard Time - USA)

Venus Rx 2018 Align with the Stars Call

Jeannette and I are hosting a live call on Venus Rx, September 11, 2018 at 6pm Eastern (USA). We'll talk about the ins and outs of Venus, and retrograde planets in general, focusing on 'where' this is happening in your chart.

If you join in, we can look at your chart live, and take questions.

Check the Align with the Stars Calls schedule for details.

Things to do during Venus Rx 2018

Think about the four desires of Venus - attention, affection, appreciation, acceptance. Are these qualities alive and well in your life?

You want to go back to Taurus - the sign that knows what she wants. Joanne Whickenberg says, "When Venus is retrograde, it operates through Libra, so you look to others to give you a sense of your own personal worth. This generally doesn’t work, so you then have to go back and do the Taurus thing." To me, that means finding out what you really want, without prompting from others. And asking what feels good!

Are you doing what you love, or saving fun for a rainy day? Everyone benefits from reflecting on that right now.

Be open to seeing or hearing from people from your past, including exes. Ask, what have I learned?

As astrologer Caroline Casey always says, retrograde planets are like the arrow and the bow. The more you pull back, the further the Arrow will fly. That means if you take the TIME to reflect and refresh, restore and re-balance, during the Rx cycle, the stronger impact your intentions and desires will have as they shoot out into the world.

With that in mind, take this time to honor Venus in your chart, and where she is transiting by house (more details explored on the call). All things ruled by Venus, from desires to sensuality, relationships to money, are good places to start. See house by house tips below, but basically:

Things you might want to put on pause during Venus Rx 2018

Cosmetic surgery

Weddings

Partnership and collaboration launches

Makeovers

Shopping sprees

Remodeling (home makeover, website makeover, garden and landscaping, unless you've been planning prior to January 30th).

Decisions about long-term relationships (note: do drop any toxic relationship if you are 100% clear on the toxicity. Otherwise, wait until Venus Direct to take actions - same goes with getting back together with exes).

Decisions about short term relationship

Risky investments

Going further into debt

Venus Retrograde through the houses

First House -

Go through your closet and throw out or giveaway old clothes, but resist the urge to buy new ones just yet. Facials and body care are in, radical changes in hair color or length, or any cosmetic surgery is best put on pause. You want to reflect on your shop window, how you present yourself to the world, not change it completely.

Second House -

Take time out to reflect on your finances, what's in the bank and also the ways and means you support yourself. How are you moving towards self-sufficiency? Redo your core values list and ponder what has changed. Self-worth? Ruminate now; act later. The urge will lean towards extravagance. Definitely put the credit cards away, at least until mid-April.

Third House -

Connect to your consciousness, what you think, and that you think you think. How do you communicate your true self? Are you saying it like it is, or like you think they want to hear it? Are you true to yourself, or false? Let your sibling, or part-way related ppl into your awareness more. Tune into any persistent relationship patterns you have with yourself, and smarten up your self-talk i.e. make it the most supportive and loving words you speak.

Fourth House -

Family relationships, home ground and emotional security are everything right now. But, avoid putting energy into home repairs as a displacement for being with family members, listening to them, connecting resolving. If some of these relationships are old patterns, or toxic, keep your boundaries, and take action with Venus Direct. Parental issues? Get more sleep.

Fifth House -

Revisit old creative projects that have been sitting on the shelf. Have you a neglected idea that wants to come to life? Enjoy time with kids, or those young at heart; avoid deciding on new creative ventures, new babies, new love life. Review feelings for what you have experienced in the past. Get in touch with your heart.

Sixth House -

Tap into your core values around body, body love, health, nutrition and well being. Fitness? Strength? Fix old things (like dental cavities or leaky dog house). Save new work, if possible, for May or later. Any rituals around Venus and your desires are potent now, but check into core values before you ask for something you don't really want.

Seventh House -

This is your time to release old patterns when it comes to relationship. Reflect on what you love about partnership, not so much 'who' but the feelings and experiences that light you up. It's a perfect time so release toxic connections, letting them float away. Pause to consider any open enemies. What do they represent in you? Why are they in your life? What can you learn?

Eighth House -

Joint finances and resources, money owed and owing, come to the foreground. Check into your core values around collaboration, sex, and deeper motivations for your connections with others. Hold off on radical change, declarations, adventures and commitments. This is a time to re-evaluate, not rebuild, yet.

Ninth House -

This is a great time to dream big, explore ideas, expand beliefs, but realize you won't be acting on them yet. Travel and higher edu might feel like it's on pause, which is perfectly fine. Instead of chomping at the bit, take this time to explore what you want through imagination. The bigger you dream, the more territory you'll create once Venus goes direct.

Tenth House -

Career goals are up for evaluation, along with your relationship to the public. If you play a PR game, this will be a significant time of considering what works, what's worth keeping and what to let go. You always hang on to what's authentic. Experiment, test, but hold off on big sweeping changes for now. Prepare for insights into how others see you.

Eleventh House -

This is where friendships come into play. You may connect with those from the past, and revel in how much you have both changed, or stayed the same. Your relationship to groups, leading and being one of the many, rise up, so take a reading of where you stand. What's true for you. It's also great to explore your goals and wishes for the future. Again, dream in what you desire.

Twelfth House -

In the 12th house we meet what sustains and/or undoes us. Our job is to find and feed the sustaining aspects of Scorpio and Libra (in this case) the urge to bond, relate, engage, share, transform and change without becoming needy or controlling. With Venus Rx here, we meet others who represent our hidden side, the parts of ourselves we can't easily see. Use this time to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. Find compassion, openness and generosity. This is your relationship with your unconscious ... Dreams are everything.

Remember, Venus Rx supports re-evaluation of what we really want, for ourselves and in our relationships. Give some time over to this task.

inspiring-siamese-cat-smxxKim

PS. Jessica Shepherd has a free download called The Five Secrets of Venus - full of great astro and mythological insights to honor Venus.