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Triple Dark Chocolate New Moon Solar Eclipse, October 23rd, 2014 ~ Kelley Hunter


Image: Kali by Hrana Junto on banner, photo by author taken at Chapel of Sacred Mirrors ( Hrana Junto illustrated The Goddess Oracle cards & book by Amy Sophia Marashinsky, one of her two favorite goddess decks.


Synchronously and quite humorously, I sat down to read this article after literally just unwrapping a raw vegan coconut, cacao macaroon truffle to enjoy during the exploration. I nearly choked on laughter when I got to the part where Kelley said, “This is a mouth-watering, triple dark chocolate truffle to some, or bitter dose of emotional medicine to others.” I guess we know where I stand. 😉

She continued later with, “Take all this into account as you pop a truffle in your mouth, enjoy deep delights in the dark of the eclipse, or otherwise enjoy the emotional intensity of this life-altering New Moon joined with Venus in the heart of the Sun.”

Read on for more of Kelley’s insights on the current “dark”, but rich truth-fusion of energy we’re in. Thanks SBG for sharing this article with me.



October 23, 5:56pm EDT, 2:56pm PDT, 10:56pm GMT

~ By Kelley Hunter, Astrologer – Oct. 2014


The energy changes dramatically today, as the Sun AND the Moon AND Venus ALL enter Scorpio to join at the very front edge of the sign in the dark of the New Moon. AND, by the way, it’s a SOLAR ECLIPSE! Most of North America, and Mexico, will be able to see this partial eclipse. We might just as well celebrate Halloween on this witchy and alchemical day, one that veritably drips with esoteric arts and mystical symbols. This is a mouth-watering, triple dark chocolate truffle to some, or bitter dose of emotional medicine to others. Examine the depths of your heart to tap into your truest desire and draw it to you over the next two weeks. Be careful what you wish for. Several multiple astrological genius aspects are activated. Magic is clearly afoot.

This New Moon just over the Libra line into Scorpio fuses the energy of both signs. On conscious and unconscious levels, there are decisions that we have been weighing and considering, during the span from the last Full Moon’s Eclipse to this one, stirred by Mercury’s retrograde cycle punctuating the two eclipses that may evoke a strong undercurrent of moodiness and some dissatisfaction. As we resolve this, in the Heart’s favor, this eclipse tips the Scales of Libra in the direction of our deep desires. Neptune’s benevolent influence invites us to feel our way into the unified field, a dark center rather like an eclipse, a resonant pool of all possibility. Dream your dearest dream, pray, meditate and surround yourself with loveliness.

Remember what I wrote last time about Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess of wisdom and divine order. She holds the old-fashioned Scales with the two pans. From her headdress, she draws out the Feather of Truth and places it on one side of the Scales, on the other, your heart or soul. Is your heart as light and true as the Feather?

And the other image worth repeating at this Scorpio end of October— that the two stars that once marked the claws of the Scorpion were redrawn into the Scales of Libra during the recalibration of the calendar by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. The Scorpion’s claws were once pictured holding an Aladdin’s oil lamp or an incense burner that purified planets, Sun and Moon as they passed between the claws. This is an intriguing way to imagine Scorpio’s regenerative capacity. Those stars still carry the Arabic names that refer to their origin as the southern and northern claws. Here’s introducing my favorite star names: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali! In another culture, those two claw stars were seen as a measuring rod, an essential tool for designing sacred space.

Take all this into account as you pop a truffle in your mouth, enjoy deep delights in the dark of the eclipse, or otherwise enjoy the emotional intensity of this life-altering New Moon joined with Venus in the heart of the Sun. Make it sweet to your taste, with satiny, sensual, erotic undertones. Eros was the powerful god of creative desire who came forth from Chaos with Gaia, the Earth. This power of desire give birth to new worlds. Erotic is not just about sex. More essentially refers to the chemistry and charge that compel fusion, invite union.

Stephanie Austin gives a great take on this New Moon Eclipse in the current October-November issue of THE MOUNTAIN ASTROLOGER (page 97):

“Light encodes information. Every second, our Earth receives three billion megawatts of electromagnetic energy from the Sun. During an eclipse, these photon currents are disrupted, and gravitational pulls are increased; old matrices dissolve and new pathways open. Even a partial eclipse of the Sun, such as this one, alters and reboots our consciousness. Solar eclipses are thus extra-powerful New Moons, which signal a major ending and beginning in at least one area of our life.”

She reminds us that eclipses repeat every 19 years, so look back to the Total Solar Eclipse of October 23, 1995 and see if you can remember what was going on for you, and what changed after that. It could be quite revealing.

It’s almost as if we hold our breath at a still point during the eclipse. Maybe it’s an awe-filled-in-breath, from a perception of sheer beauty, with VENUS is in its heart. Isn’t that what we want? Clearly we are asked to tune our emotional energy to resonate with our own hearts, seat of our life force.

The genius aspects of this New Moon reverberate with potentially extraordinary results as time unfolds. This New Moon eclipse, though not total, was such an unusual phenomenon, that we will feel its life-altering ripple effects for a while. Tidal waves of its energy will remain very strong as Mercury turns direct on the 25th and returns to its original retrograde station point at 2 SCORPIO—SO close to the solar eclipse degree—on November 11—that’s 11-11. I still see those “magic” numbers on my clock quite often, pointing to something mysterious and meaningful.

Clearly the tone is shifting, along with the general mood, intensifying beyond the recent peace-loving balance of Libra. Let’s find that first, then the Scales can tip in the right direction. Remember that not making a choice is actually another way of making one.

Transformational situations alter the landscape of life, demanding a response we may not, at first, be ready to make on a practical level. First, we need to take a deep plunge into our psychological reserves and reset our emotional response, supported by our spirituality. We are experiencing death and renewal on some level in this emerging Moon cycle. Venus remains in the heart of the Sun. We usually think of Venus as the goddess of love, but this is a Scorpionic Venus directing this show, like Hindu Kali who wields her sharp sword to cut away all that is no longer life giving and vital. Awesome or gruesome as she may appear, Kali is one of the most beloved of Hindu goddesses.

Let’s remember that the SCORPION has the largest heart, even larger than the heart of the Lion. Surprised? Oh yes! The red supergiant star, Antares, the Heart of the Scorpion, is one of the largest stars we see (look up Before too long, Antares will burst into a supernova and seed new worlds with star dust. We may get an inkling, a small personal example of this kind of power from this SCORPIO SOLAR ECLIPSE.

Tom Lescher ~ Astrology Forecast April 30-May 6, 2014

Some helpful astrological insights from Kaypacha to help guide and support what you are experiencing. Thanks Laura for sharing and for your own experiences added.

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This Pele Report explains some of what I’ve been hearing from friends and clients about the recent energy of “hurry up and wait.” If you’re raring to go but inexplicably spinning your wheels, it really could be the larger energies — not simply your own internal resistance. I suggest using the time delay to increase inner clarity while balancing the highest good of all involved.

Kaypacha advises to “Speak your truth and assert yourself, but in a loving way. … Talk about your feelings” [as opposed to a rigid judgment structure].

This time period emphasizes “accepting other people’s values. This is the Eighth House. I can be different than you. You can need, or want or value different things than me, and it doesn’t need to be the end. … We can respect each other as different, diverse human beings. I don’t need you to become like me, and…

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Rick DiClemente on The Grand Cardinal Cross – An In-Depth Look from Astrologer & Author of “The Exquisite Zodiac”

rick diclemente - the exquisite zodiacThis is a really thorough and insightful article on the energy of the Grand Cardinal Cross by Rick DiClemente, author of “The Exquisite Zodiac“, which is available in both paperback and ebook (Kindle).

Rick informed me that the ebook is available for free Friday and Saturday. You can contact him for details and questions at Rick DiClemente.

Rick’s article on the Grand Cardinal Cross is really thoughtful and thoroughly in-depth. I especially appreciate his “balanced” focus, to include the silver-lining and what is available within the energy experienced that isn’t all doom and gloom.

Resistance to the energy is only going to make things more intense and fuel an inevitable “breaking point”, but if you bend and embrace then, as Rick shares:

“What will happen to those who go with the energy? A brand new life focusing on the real you. Liberation is the key. More elbow room, more attention, more appreciation, easier communication, more liberty and opportunity; a feeling of being alive and going with life’s flow. A great new energizing! Excitement is the main word that I hear from those who are flying downstream!”

You can read Rick’s full article here:

The Grand Cardinal Cross of April 23, 2014

Timothy Glenn ~ Uranus Square Pluto Part Five: A Grand Cross to Bear

A fun, light-hearted, and insightful post (thanks Timothy and Laura for sharing). Things have been so intense for everyone that a little humor will go a long way.

Timothy shares the perspective of choice, which is how I see experiences stemming on, as to how you’d like to see and approach the energetic playing field abound.

One thing’s for certain, and it’s been said now for a while, action is in order and getting your soul mission to the forefront. When you do so, you’ll be supported and find these astrological influences to be gifts, rather than struggling through them.

Enjoy some giggles as Timothy shares his perspective of the cosmic unfoldings.

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My friend, astrologer Timothy Glenn, returns with a spirited update on the next Uranus Square Pluto — the fifth in a series of seven. Reading this article reminded me of his Heliocentric Square piece about the significance of November 23, 2013. Light bulb! I have been saying for months that I was never so glad to finish a month as I was to get through November 2013. I had completely forgotten about that as an astrological hinge point. No wonder I’ve felt like coasting downhill since that month ended.

Anyway, back to April 2014, which most Earth-centric astrologers have pegged as hugely significant. Indeed, we have loads of energies influencing us right now! I always enjoy how Tim describes planetary actions like a great big, crazy family and friends reunion. What will Uncle Jupiter do next?! Will Uranus and Jupiter gang up on Mars? Tim’s wonderful humor and wisdom put…

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Cardinal Grand Cross Insights ~ Liberating Potentials from Facing Denied Darkness

Cardinal_Grand_Cross_April_2014Out of one of the most difficult astrological alignments emerges the potentials for profound and potent transformational shifts.

I always prefer the perspective of opportunities, presented from any given experience, rather than focus on the limitations.

With the upcoming Cardinal Grand Cross and Total Lunar Eclipse, which we have been experiencing over the months, and will continue to be prevalent, many speculate as to the effects on what this all means.

As always, go into your own heart space and find the answers to how you would like to work with the energy, but there is the potential for some majorly impactful and long-awaited changes that can manifest from your willingness to go to the heart and core of what really matters, and work with all aspects of yourself – especially the fears and shadows.

If you can see through the surface illusions of what the fears are actually, invaluably teaching you, and not allow ego to get in the way of discerning truth, then you may find profound rebirth and truer freedom, as you let go of embracing only what your preconceived belief-oriented “comfort zone” allows.

Balance is key and remember, there is no destination – just the journey.

Mystic Mamma has selectively gathered some really great Astral Insights from some of the most insightful channels to provide supportive guide posts through this energetic experience. You can read them all here:

Grand Cross April 2014: Astral Insights

As Cinzia Meneghello shares in the post:

“The ‘squareness’ of a Grand Cross can awaken our ability to conceive its opposite: harmonious flow.”

I also like Robert Wilkinson’s remarks, particularly in light of my own “physical bone fractures” I’ve experienced that symbolically felt potent to the breaking apart of old to new he explains:

“As Eternals, we’ve seen many things fall apart across many lifetimes. It’s a very human experience. And every loss creates the space for something new to come at exactly the right time…

“Just keep in mind that if it actually IS a time of many things fracturing, don’t be impatient for the new to present itself before the fracturing is done. We need a clean slate if we’re going to write a new symphony (and it’s hard to write one when the ground is shaking!)”

Regenerating True Desire and True Self – Sunday’s Super-Charged New Moon in Aries

Live the life you want to live and activate it into passionate action now!

Yes, this is the theme for our New Moon in Aries today, which heralds a powerful collective rebirthing energy we can all tap into. It’s time to radiate who you really are and accelerate your vibration into courageous initiation of all you are here to share.

It’s all about being the uniquely creative individual you were meant to be so that you are aligning with your authenticity and personal frequency. Change is moving swiftly and it will benefit you if you can embrace new risks with trust. This is a very regenerative and renewing time to start living as the natural magician you truly are.

Thank you Laura Bruno for sharing this post by Emily Trinkaus, which shares some great insights. As Laura points out, it offers “some great tips for navigating these potent New Moon in Aries energies!” And, like Laura, I also love the line about “breaking free from the trance of fear-based, disempowering stories about who you are, where you come from, and why you’re here”.

Here’s to an empowering New Moon!!

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“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – e.e. cummings

aries new moonSunday’s New Moon in Aries (11:46 am Pacific) activates your inner Warrior, Pioneer, Innovator, and initiates a new cycle of desire and self-discovery. What do you feel passionate about? What motivates you into action? What do you want, and do you have the courage to go after it?

This New Moon is super-charged – at 10 degrees Aries, it closely conjoins with Uranus (12 Aries), stirring up the desire for more freedom, creativity and authenticity. Where do you feel limited by old beliefs about who you are or who you think you should be? Where are you suppressing or resisting your true desires and true self? Uranus the Great…

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Jill Mattson ~ Three Clues That We Are Influenced — From the Stars!

As someone big on harmonics, Earth and Cosmos alike, but even moreso on the harmonics of sound we can each produce from our voice when it’s in pure connection with the nature of ourselves and Source, I find this article shared via Laura from Jill Mattson to be helpful for others in revealing how the harmonics of the Universe are influencing every aspect of life and beyond. Enjoy!

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Here’s an article that shares some scientific confirmation of energy from the stars influencing life on Earth. Anyone who’s ever wondered if astrology is nonsense, or who can’t understand why we might feel impacts from Mars, might want to read this article. Those who do feel astrological tugs might enjoy learning why. Thanks, G!

JillsWingsOfLight~ March 26, 2014


The planets in motion create waves, and they influence us! This is indisputable science! The waves are below our hearing range, but are recorded from satellites. These waves correspond to the waves of our body, mind and emotions, and transfer energies through octave resonance – pushing and pulling us. Many would call this vibratory influence astrology!

Numerous scientists have confirmed the presence of this energy that comes to Earth from the stars. Sharry Edwards uses information taped (but below our hearing range) from satellites to describe subtle energy influences that you…

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Full Moon in Virgo, March 2014 ~ Discernment and Faith

Another valuable and insightful Full Moon in Virgo share coming to you by Astrologer Sonja via Laura Bruno. Thank you both! This really hits on the fundamentals we can incorporate, integrate, and initiate in our lives during this illumination and beyond.

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Happy Full Moon! Lots of good information about Virgo and the ongoing T-Square: “Where to we need to be more selective in our lives? And where do we need to be more accepting? … Where can we find collaboration with other people? … How can we be the peacemaker?” Look for the opening, the opportunity to release habitual beliefs and replace these with something new.

From YouTube:

Join Sonja as she shares about several upcoming Astrological events:

* Full Moon in 26 degrees of Virgo (on March 16th, 2014 at 1:08pm EDT)
* Uranus in Aries making a square to Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn
* Mercury (ruler of Virgo) in Aquarius
* T-square to the Galactic Center (27 degrees of Sagittarius)

Where do you need to be more selective?
Where more accepting?

Check out Sonja’s upcoming retreat on Memorial Day weekend in Sedona, AZ:…

For Sonja’s…

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Full Moon in Virgo March 16th, 2014 – Liberation of the Divine Feminine & Your Unique Self

virgo full moonThis is an enlightening post from Emily, of Virgo Magic, sharing on Sunday, March 16’s Full Moon in Virgo. (Thank you Laura for bringing it to my attention). It highlights the importance of healing, embodying, and expressing the Divine Feminine, within each of us, with a new perspective that can assist you in claiming your sovereignty and sharing your authenticity.

I love how she also brings to light the shadow side of Virgo and how it can play out in self-sabotaging ways (also echoed by Cathy Lynn Pagano, as you’ll see below) by blocking our power and inner Goddess from coming forth and taking on the guiding lead in our lives.

This speaks to what I keep sharing, about taking a look at how and why you are holding yourself back from living your life out loud and being your shiniest. Then taking the steps to integrate your insights so that you can then fully put into action your findings.

You can read Emily’s full post at this link:

Liberation of the Goddess – Approaching Sunday’s Full Moon in Virgo

In general, we’re definitely at another heralding point of needing to make a decision that can change the entire course of our lives and then putting into action the steps in support of it to create that empowered balance. This may entail embodying, and therefore speaking, your truth and personal power, both to external and internal authority figures, and in general, in terms of repatterning what was once considered/conditioned to be the authority in your life.

I also love Cathy Lynn Pagano’s take on the energy of this Full Moon in her article, “The Cosmic Story: Virgo Full Moon 2014”.

She also shares about “reclaiming our feminine virginal energy”, but again in the sense of this meaning to seek self-knowledge and know yourself for who you really are in your purest authenticity – both light and shadows. This takes the willingness to face fears and vulnerabilities to acknowledge and celebrate yourself at the heart of hearts.

This is a great insight from Cathy on how there are more productive ways to utilize the energies of each astrological sign (and anything in general), in this case Virgo, especially when we understand how the energies work:

“Virgo’s shadow can distort our need to know ourselves into the need to control things to attain the ideal of perfection–someone else’s idea of perfection! Virgo’s real purpose is to help us know and accept who we really are. Virgo’s analytical mind measures and aligns; Virgo’s magic understands how everything fits together to make it work. Virgo’s greatest gift is discernment, knowing this from that. This helps us master a talent, and understand how it can be of service to others.”

Are you seeing your true self when the Full Moon illuminates things? Or are you still looking through a veil? If you hold the intention of being ready and willing to “see” the truth, you will likely receive revealing answers, through some time well spent with yourself on this Full Moon, that will assist you in accessing and reactivating parts of your soul, in alignment with your personal expression in the collective.

As Cathy also shares:

“The Pisces Sun shines out on the Virgo Moon to illuminate how well we’ve integrated our spirituality with our physicality, our soul with our personality. Uniting a deep spiritual outlook with a sense of humble service, this Full Moon calls us to be of service to our world now.

All societies need certain rituals that hold and focus the energies of the people so we can act as a community. It is the feminine spirit that holds the hopes and wishes of any society. And it is the Divine Feminine who is calling to us now to remember we are all one–that we depend upon each other. It reminds us to be courteous, thoughtful and compassionate as we head into the tumultuous times coming our way this April.”

I’d like to leave you with these excerpts, also from Cathy’s article, as I really love how beautifully she articulates this energy and clearly points out the heart of the matter – you belong to you…so what do you want to do with that? As I shared in my previous post today, “…we are artists of life and to the degree you exercise your imagination, infused with heart, is to the degree your freedom is contracted or expanded, and limitations are created or removed.”

Here’s Cathy:

“We’re still swimming in the dreamy waters of Pisces, so flip over onto your back and let the moonlight bathe and sooth you, body and soul. That’s when Spirit’s voice comes clear. Perhaps you’ve been lost in the dark watery depths amidst strangely glowing nightmare creatures or swimming fast and free with a pod of dolphins or breaching with a family of whales. Perhaps you’ve gotten stuck in stagnate seas of weeds and grass or finally been tumbled to distant shores. If you’ve flowed with Pisces’ watery energies, you might feel like your life is dissolving into a new unity of spirit; if you’ve struggled against the tides you might find yourself lost at sea. But wherever you find yourself on Full Moon night, take this magical moonlight into your heart. Listen to and look at what’s there.

The Virgo Full Moon tells us, “You belong to yourself. As much as you are part of a whole, you are also a unique drop in the ocean of consciousness. What do you want to do with your drop? What does your drop want to do with you?”

We are all here on Earth for the specific reason that’s encoded within our soul, just as our physical body is encoded by our DNA. Each of us has a destiny–each destiny is unique and yet part of the whole. Are you rebirthing the archetype of the Mother, because our society needs nurturing, love and comfort; are you transforming the archetypal image of Father into the wise guide, the caring protector and the truthful judge? Our world certainly needs more of these people. Do you find yourself incarnating the archetypal energy of the Warrior, the Healer, the Artist, the Bard, the Leader, the Priestess or Priest? How about the conscious Merchant, the courageous Scout? Uranus in Aries opens us to these archetypal identities just as we are challenged to re-create the society that Pluto in Capricorn is tearing down. If we are truly one universe, then our instructions are clear–be your unique Self. Who do you want to be?”

TODAY, February 6, 2014: Mercury turns to go RX within one degree of Neptune at 3° Pisces

Today seems to be an “energy” post day indeed. Here’s another great one that was brought to my attention by my dear friend Laura Bruno, about the Mercury Retrograde that took place at a 4:44 pm EST portal.

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