Self Examination Saturdays: Spring in Your Step

“But even when the moon looks like it’s waning―it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that.” – Ai Yazawa

Yesterday in my attempts to try to bring some “funky” to my blog post due to a lack of knowing what to really publish I began to speak to the fact that this weekend for some is a celebration of both Passover and/or Easter. If you’d like to visit that entry you will find some helpful links on these two holidays tucked away and neatly hidden like dyed eggs in there.

Journey this holiday with the underlined hyperlink text…

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Today is a Full Moon leading up to Easter so I’m going to take a look at the Full Moon which occurred today where I live at 11:55 AM CST and the asteroid Ostara (343) in a Lunar Return chart which anyone can map to discover where this archetypal force might be impacting their life this year. As spoken of yesterday Ostara will reflect some of my ancestry or DNA heritage given that she is a representation of the European/Germanic Paschal month who was not very popular with certain sects of Christianity.

We’ll talk more about her after we look at the Full Moon which is a Pink Moon and has been named the Sprouting Grass, Egg, and Fish Moon which seemingly reminds me of a variety of things from when I grew up. Grass in Easter baskets and fish on Fridays, but those are all customs some may not participate in or that others will recognize speedily as to understanding some of the religious undertones and choices I have experienced growing up now leaving behind some of the more common dogma for a different approach to spiritual practices.

One of the first things I took notice of was the two numbers set aside for the time this Full Moon occurred where I live being 11 and 55. Our first number, for example, speaks to the tarot which differs based on what school or practice you employ as it could signify Justice or Lust/Strength in the Thoth decks. These two archetypal energies deal with various topics. Justice asks that we balance the contrasts in life which are meant to be compliments to one another. We need to employ an objective rather than subjective view often in life.

Lust/Strength speaks to our passions and mastering our lower nature. With this in mind we’re not supposed to suppress/ignore our desire nature rather we’re meant to correctly harness our vitality, will, and energy. Both of these cards harness the Venusian energies on different zodiac signs (Libra versus Leo). Yes, the Arcana are confusing as is all schools of esotericism because everyone wants to re-invent the wheel. Go figure!

The 1 carries the messages of leadership, creativity, and business ventures while the 5 embodies the energies of freedom, adventure, and positive changes. If we added 1155 this would equal 12 and reduce further to 3. This would then resonate with expansion, spontaneity, and our inner wisdom. This number is asking that we avoid toxic relationships, develop our resilience, and look at life from a different angle.

I’ve honestly seen more often than not that this number can indicate an incoming Twin Flame relationship for those who follow that concept. This speaks to the 11 as a Master Builder representing emotional freedom combined with emotional fulfillment. You’re asked to lose any baggage you’ve been carrying. The 55 as a Master Builder might ask you to look at what you eat/drink daily. If you have a bad diet with too much sugar, eating out continuously, and so forth your immune system will become vulnerable to illness. Make sure that whatever you consume it’s actually not processed foods and has some truly meaningful nutrition.

Our Full Moon is placed at 25° Libra where it forms a T-Square with Pluto in Capricorn, Pallas Athena in Aries, and the Sun in Aries. It also forms a Yod with the True Lunar Node in Taurus, Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces, and the North Node in Taurus. I can’t speak to everyone else, but I would look at where Libra is in your astrology chart. For me this is my 12th House on the Western zodiac which is ruled by Neptune/Pisces respectively.

The 12th House also signifying endings makes logical sense with the themes of how we let go to become open to that which is new. Therefore Taurus would have been my 7th House, Pisces my 5th House, and Capricorn my Imum Coeli also on the Western zodiac. That Yod might be the placement I would take the most interest in, but that is just my personal preference, and I don’t want to bog down my viewers with that at this moment.

“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.” – Luther Burbank

The T-Square energy vibrates with emotional catharsis so that we can purge anything we’ve held onto for too long often forcing the hidden subconscious gunk to the forefront of our awareness where can gain proper understanding and release. You’re going to see hidden tensions with family/friends so during this time you may need a safe space as it can become a bit exhausting to cope with.

On the career front if you’re in a role that you’re no longer passionate about this is a signal for you to take the next step in researching what will better motivate you. I’m sure for many right now making career changes is one of the last things they want to be considering, but I know for me personally this was the optimal time to look for employment. I got a blessing handed to me in the last week which I’m looking forward to and have gratitude for.

I’m being ushered back into cosmetology which I’ve been out of for about 4 years now respectively having returned to grocery retail until my foot surgery. I took a risk not expecting to hear anything back on the first job I applied to and it actually turned up a job offer I’m content with. Fingers crossed succeeding through the 90 day probation earns me a permanent place.

The Sun represents the Divine Masculine and is in contrast to the Moon’s Divine Feminine influence so you may see some clashes with you or your partner’s inner child at this time. What you want to observe and avoid are overly controlling or selfish behaviors in relationships. The Sun is our ego while the Moon is our emotions and intuition so we need to consider both at this moment. Pallas Athena represents our inner wisdom which we should be listening to for guidance.

Our Yod is in both Earth and water elements so what we need to realize is this is a time to remain practical, grounded, and to focus on that which maintains stability in our lives. We don’t want our emotions or intuition to come at us the way a raging tsunami arrives. Likewise we need to understand that water can also express that our emotions and intuition are a source of mystery that sustains us providing a sense of peace and calm when we are maintaining harmony.

Water governs circulation, the sweat glands, and our memory. Good advice right now might be to make sure you’re drinking enough water to stay hydrated, to spend some time out in nature, and to take up a practical task with your hands/feet such as cooking, gardening, walking/hiking, or take a trip to the beach.

For me personally the houses impacted by these signs and placements involve the unconscious/subconscious, partnerships, creative pursuits, finances, risk taking, and seeking out pleasure/joy. Libra as the scales is asking that I likely maintain a good work life balance right now with the many hats I’ve been wearing. Below is some information on this degree before we head onto Ostara.

This degree enlarges our awareness making way for new ideas to be introduced into the milieu of our lives in an effortless way so that people experience a minimum of discomfort that might otherwise accrue from the process of change. In all relationships new points of connection can/will appear which can enrich interactions immeasurably. Everyone’s power to communicate is stretched and expanded increasingly opening up more possibilities to be explored.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “In the midst of a forest, a great circular open area.” This is a place to commune secretly with others and nature while remaining protected as this happens. Touching everyone we meet in an intimate and ineffable way is often done at a subliminal and unsuspected level. When we find a space in which to connect we develop the ability to do this swiftly and instinctively offering escape and relief from the world’s narrow focus.

It is through going to this place of deep communion and then returning that we are rejuvenated able to deal with our own world with greater clarity and perspective. Work with guardian angel Umabel and daimon Zagan.

This degree is also helpful with the Unakite Granite crystal and carries the message to open your senses to inspiring messages from your spiritual guides. The focus should be deepened self esteem and self awareness through personal growth leading to metaphysical, logical, and physical answers. Affirm that you experience profound and gentle transformation.

Daimon Zagan connects to the Eight of Wands, Sun, Mercury, Hyssop, and Sagittarius. If you’re working with Zagan you will find it easier to curb your addictions and remove bad habits from your life. You want to work with this daimon for chakra cleansing, shielding/warding, and some work with this daimon when they want a glow up (to transform one’s self in a significantly positive way).

Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” – Anita Krizzan

There is no fixed star for this degree in Libra so let’s move right along to Ostara! Ah, Ostara, Eostere, and yes I am well aware of those who compare this to Ishtar’s Descent! We can argue Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine forever, but really this is getting old fast! So I’m going to leave a few links below on Ostara, Eostre, and Ishtar as archetypes and give a little brief intro before I break into her astrology placement in my Lunar Return chart as I invite/encourage others to chart her as well if they’d like to work with this vibration or energy rather than create a bunch of ruckus arguing about exoteric literalisms neglecting to own their shadow which is like politics/propaganda a sore spot for me.

This season is really at it’s core for holidays or “holy” days simply a time to celebrate the Spring Equinox and a new season of equal darkness/light creating a midway point where energies grow stronger. Ostara was a Germanic Goddess like our Roman Aphrodite who shared a correspondence with April via Ōstarmānod centered around rebirth and fertility. This time like Eostermonath is celebrated with painted eggs to bring back childhood magic.

Some cultures simply dye their eggs red. I don’t think my mom would want me dying eggs with onions in her home though as onion is not one of her favorites; no offense. Still others opt to go for some truly intricate designs. Eostremonath calls back to the Anglo Saxon and Brothers Grimm evidence of the existence of these Goddesses in various parts of Europe. Yes, Easter bunnies!

Plastic eggs are also used in place of real eggs and filled with a variety of items. Some might wish to write what they wish to manifest at this time on a slip of paper and place this inside these such as a new job, new love, new home/car, etc.. This is the time for planting seeds, starting a garden, and spring cleaning. Commonly what we see at this time is the promotion of pollination also with daffodils, honeysuckle, tulips, and wildflowers. If you don’t have much space try an indoor herb garden with sage, rosemary, and basil associated to love, healing, and protection.

Ostara, Eostre, and Ishtar:

Lunar Return Chart for Asteroid Ostara

Asteroid Ostara is in my Leo ruled 5th House of Sagittarius at 21° retrograde for my Lunar Return making a trine with the Sun, a square with Jupiter and Neptune, and a sextile with Saturn. This is the vibration of connecting with others socially to discover opportunities for improving one’s finances or material circumstances. It should be an easier than normal time to connect with those aligned with similar values, asserting one’s self confidently, and being careful of becoming too full of one’s self.

If one is trying to get out of stagnation they’re likely required to shake things up a little bit. This is a time when one values the beauty of nature, struggles with projecting their unconscious onto others, and learns about healthy boundaries. During this time there is a change of re-prioritizing goals, gaining major insight into the true self, and evolving on a chosen path.

Within each of us are hidden glories yet to be discovered, remembered, and retrieved. The chart holder senses the presence of these and is able to covertly and subtly tune whoever they encounter into the inherent greatness within themselves. Even if this happens only in the faintest of ways. A new clearer perspective on life is experienced.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Toads singing at night.” There are energies which are calling to all of us and they call all of the time. As we grow more sensitive and more ready to hear them the volume of these calls is turned way up so that our attention becomes increasingly attuned which causes them to seem to magnify.

Even when engulfed by darkness, uncertainty, and alienation the chart holder is out there calling to and sending messages of hope and encouragement if only others let themselves hear it. Work with guardian angel Sehaliah and daimon Vine.

This degree is also helpful with the Mahogany Obsidian crystal and carries the message to study and remember, perform well, and gain recognition for your specialized expertise. The focus should be life skills which teach one to think outside of the box seeing all opportunities available to succeed. Affirm that you remember information with ease and accuracy when called upon.

Daimon Vine connects to the Ten of Swords, Sun, Gemini, and Mallow. Vine specializes in healing, protecting the aura/prana from psychic vampires as well as guarding the Heart chakra to improve physical health, and aids with divination. This daimon is described often metaphorically as building towers which many don’t quite grasp can imply a steady living, home, or helping one achieve lifetime achievements/goals. Of course there comes a time when these may be shaken down or when we may need to not become trapped in them literally as well as metaphorically.

Beans, buckwheat, lettuce, mushrooms peeking through wildflower stems, and potatoes. We’re still waiting for them to produce some flowers and growth beyond roots, stems, and leaves.

There is also no fixed star for the degree Asteroid Ostara sits on therefore I’m closing today wishing you an eggcelent holiday! Still no bees in this garden, but we do have some wasps trying to pollinate a few plants which is better than last year when they built their nest in our fireplace. Be well! 🐤🌱🐑