Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo

Lunar eclipses have been kicking my proverbial ass since April 2012. The upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo is no different, maybe more trying depending on your birth chart and the current transits.

This Leo Lunar Eclipse is on Friday, February 10, 2017, exact at 5:32 pm.

The current energies of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo for me personally are vanity, pride, self-loathing, and egoism. Hints of the depth of this energy started creeping into my awareness Friday. Today, they hit full force at the grocery store.

My life isn’t rainbows and butterflies all the time. My Sunday was spent cleaning dog puked carpets and other household chores. Well I must have looked haggardly, because the clerk said it looked like I had a bad day. He proceeded to mention how it sucks to be going into Monday that way.

On the way home I proceeded to cry. My self-confidence is shaking right now with this Lunar Eclipse energy already, but man that just cut to the core. How can you explain to people who just will never get it that you are doing your best. And it’s pretty fucking amazing!

Looking at my chart and the transits, I understand why there is this emotional attachment to my appearance and why it seems to cut so deep.

My already debilitated by Saturn, Venus is opposite Pluto in the seventh house, the house of relationships, legal agreements, contracts, etc. Meanwhile, transiting Venus is on top of my natal Mars in Aries. Mars is exalted in Aries and ready to run full speed ahead. All opposite my natal Pluto in the fourth house. The house of family, upbringing, home.

My chart and the current transits always have red lines through them. At least this Lunar Eclipse there is some balance with all those trines and sextiles which indicate synergy between planets rather than opposition like the red lines.

And so, the lunar eclipse is here again to kick my ass in some new and amazing way. I am complaining now, but these energies always for me to take it to the next level. It is painful at the time, but breaking that shell in order to grow is never easy.

Check out my YouTube video on the subject. It’s geared toward twin flames, still it contains useful information on which crystal I will be working with and recommend for opening yourself up to new awakenings!

Remember to have fun and always live in the now!

~Athena Gappmayer

Crystal Intuitive

Cardinal Cross Activating Full Moon in Cancer, January 12, 2017

The Full Moon in Cancer is exact January 12, 2017 at 4:33am MST. Cancer is perhaps the most outwardly emotional sign. Expect others and yourself to be more emotional during this time.

This Full Moon is part of an astrological formation referred to as the Cardinal Grand Cross. Basically, if your personal planets (from your natal chart) fall at the same degree as the Grand Cross you will feel it most definitely and the flavor will depend on which planets are involved.

My own personal Cardinal Grand Cross was activated in April 2012. Over the next few years I experienced an awakening. My entire life has changed as result. It was difficult going through such challenging energy. You see a Cardinal Grand Cross brings about powerful life changes.

The first Full Moon of 2017, the beginning of a cycle, a 1 year in numerology, culminating in a Cardinal Grand Cross is very intriguing. When I set my new moon intentions at the end of 2016, I had no idea what this full moon would bring. My intentions were set for happy healthy children, more time together as a family, and growth in my crystal endeavors.

A great epiphany hit me for the New Year. My youngest daughter struggles with reading. I also struggled with reading at her age. I began to wonder if maybe she has dyslexic. My uncle has it. Maybe she has it too.

So, I googled signs of dyslexia. Lo and behold, I am reading through the signs going I do that. I do that. I do that. That’s me. Wow, I am dyslexic! My daughter is dyslexic. My young educational experience makes so much more sense now. Now I understand why I had to work so hard at school, while my brother just seemed to breeze through. Emotions. Many emotions. Why didn’t anyone notice. Why wasn’t I tested. How did I not know? Is it better that I didn’t know?

The kids were supposed to go back to school after the holidays. We have had the craziest weather, setting 30 year snow records. It snowed nearly 2′ in just a few days. School has been cancelled four days in a row. I have been telecommuting and I am going berserk. This craziness has given me time to think about my strategy for helping my daughter.

Strange how things culminate sometimes.

During the next few days, I will be carrying Lepidolite, Sodalite, and Fluorite. Lepidolite is a great stone for soothing anxiety and depression. Sodalite soothes, cools, and is great for level-headed communication. Fluorite is my favorite stone for focus and concentration. These helpful friends will assist me in keeping my cool during this Full Moon in Cancer.

~Athena Gappmayer, CCH

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Micro New Moon in Sagittarius

When planting your intentions at the time of the New Moon be conscious of the planetary aspects and harness the energy to enhance your life. Our way of looking at money is being transformed, perhaps you will inspired to take the action to create change you desire to see in your life. More importantly, our high minded ideas are tempered by Saturn in favor of positive sudden action expanding growth for all of those around us.

We are co-creating the future together. Plant your intentions well!

 

The Micro New Moon conjunct Juno at 7 degrees Sagittarius is exact at 6:18am MST, Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Allow me to save you a google search. According to timeanddate.com, “A Micromoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon coincides with apogee; the point in the Moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth.” New Moons are times of planting the seeds we would like to see come to fruition at the time of the Full Moon. With the New Moon being at its furthest point from Earth, we have an opportunity to pull from the cosmos perhaps more than at other moon phases.

Juno, an asteroid that champions the individual in a marital relationship is conjunct the Micro New Moon. Interesting as the symbolic degree indicates gambling. The Micro New Moon is Sesquiquadrate Uranus conjunct Ceres in Aries. Indicating minor tension, perhaps regarding sudden changes involving fertility at this time. Indeed that would create tension in a relationship. This may involve children, but more likely your newly seeded creations or projects.

Pluto and Venus are within 5 degrees of one another in Capricorn and are squaring Uranus/Ceres in Aries and Jupiter in Libra. The way we look at money is being transformed as we watch what we desire seem to move farther from reach, we become inspired to take sudden action in favor of the growth of what we collectively desire. We see this with the water protectors, saving a major lifeline to the American populace from desecration as we desire solar in favor of environmentally destructive energy sources.

The truly powerful aspects in play at the time of the Micro New Moon is Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries. A trine is a generous positive aspect in astrology. Saturn in Sagittarius disciplines the gambling nature of the sign. Uranus is the planet of sudden changes in Aries those changes can be instantaneous and electrically charged. Saturn is also positively aspected by Jupiter in Libra, balanced growth, and Mars in Aquarius, independent action.

When planting your intentions at the time of the New Moon be conscious of the planetary aspects and harness the energy to enhance your life. Our way of looking at money is being transformed, perhaps you will inspired to take the action to create change you desire to see in your life. More importantly, our high minded ideas are tempered by Saturn in favor of positive sudden action expanding growth for all of those around us.

We are co-creating the future together. Plant your intentions well!

~Athena Gappmayer, CCH, RMP, RHP, MBA

Crystal Empowerment Coach

 

Super Full Moon in Taurus, November 2016

The Super Full Moon in Taurus has many friends, Saturn in Sagittarius, Venus in early Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces. Not to mention the Sun! Although it is always in opposition to the Moon at the time of the Full Moon, the Sun shines its loving light on the Moon. Hardly a bad thing in my opinion. The only rogue player is Mercury, the planet of communication.

Tomorrow morning the Super Full Moon will be exact at 23 degrees Taurus. The Sun in Scorpio is quincunx Uranus in Aries indicating there is dischord between our soul and the sudden changes we have undergone since the Scorpio New Moon October 30, 2016. Fears came roaring to the surface after diving deep to meet them in the subconscious. As the Super Full Moon grows in its exaltation, Mars, the planet of action, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, support the Sun.

Remember the Pluto-Uranus square? Well, here it is again with another twist. Surprise! Uranus is involved. Pluto in Capricorn is leveling our current social structure. While painful to live through, I really appreciate all that Pluto is doing here.

We are not the same humans we were a few hundred years ago. We have Pandora’s box in our hands and by that I mean smartphones. We can communicate with our fellow human beings on the other side of the globe at any time we want! We don’t even realize how powerful that is yet. And Jupiter is there in Libra, the sign of balance and fairness, weighing in and supporting the sudden changes needed for our collective transformation.

The Super Full Moon in Taurus has many friends, Saturn in Sagittarius, Venus in early Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces. Not to mention the Sun! Although it is always in opposition to the Moon at the time of the Full Moon, the Sun shines its loving light on the Moon. Hardly a bad thing in my opinion. The only rogue player is Mercury, the planet of communication.

The Moon seems stubborn with regards to communication at least with the outside world at this time. While Mercury opposes the Moon, it sextiles Mars. Mars wants to take action, but is somewhat pacified by Juno’s conjunction with Mercury. Is Mercury deciphering the Super Full Moon’s message that blessings are now bestowed on friends and enemies even in opposition?

This Super Full Moon is happy to be home in Taurus. Relaxing, enjoying the company of loved ones, at peace, and not taking any phone calls! The polar opposite of the New Moon in Scorpio. Thank you Universe!

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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New Moon in Scorpio October 30, 2016

Already this new moon has me reeling. I feel the astrology like a feral cat, untrusting and ready to strike.

The New Moon in Scorpio is a New Black Moon for Asia and the Pacific. In September, there was a New Black Moon for Europe and the Americas. 

What is a Black New Moon? It’s a cool way of saying, second new moon in a calendar month. They are considered more powerful than a typical new moon.

More powerful? Do we need a more powerful new moon at 7 degrees Scorpio? Never ask that question! 

Already this new moon has me reeling. I feel the astrology like a feral cat, untrusting and ready to strike.

The Sabian Symbol for 7 degrees Scorpio, “Divers of the sea are being lowered into the waters” indicates going deep into our watery subconscious. Mercury is within a 2 degree orb of the new moon. Ahhh, good we can communicate our deep unconscious needs and desires. If not with others at least to ourselves.

The new moon is trining Neptune retrograde in Pisces. We may experience some rehashing of past spiritual experiences, and putting them in new context supporting healing. Neptune is also quincunx Jupiter, which may uncomfortably expand our inner probing. Pushing through that discomfort by feeling and healing may be a painful, but necessary process.

Interesting that Saturn conjunct Venus in Sagittarius is sextiling Jupiter in Virgo and Uranus in Aries at the time of the new moon. I have Saturn conjunct Venus in my natal chart. Saturn is a strict disciplinarian, which leads to a Venus struggling to fulfill its desires. Perhaps this is a good thing as Saturn is interested in long-term stability, which trumps Venus’s sometimes fickle nature. Jupiter expands the discipline and adds to the precision of this new moon in getting deep to our darkest inner realms. Now, add in the element of surprise as Saturn/Venus conjunction trines Uranus retrograde in Aries.

I already need a breather and the new moon is still 4 days away!

The Mars-Pluto square is loosening up, but certainly not sitting this one out. Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is about powering through deep transformation like a knife through butter. This will be beneficial to our deep water experiences. Uranus just happens to be squaring the aspect. Just popping back up to say hello and perhaps smack us with another sudden change.

Hang in there! I have been feeling this new moon the last two days. It is a powerful punch to the gut. And a great wake up call to check in and see if you are on point.

Ascension isn’t easy, but with the help of astrology at least we have a map. Knowing our position helps us understand where we need to go next. Deeper, and deeper we go!

Stay tuned for my upcoming YouTube video on this Scorpio New Moon!

~Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

(Crystal Intuitive)

Mars is nearing Pluto in Capricorn

Fallapalooza and the WCA seem perfectly timed by the Universe to arrive when I am finally ready to own my own childhood sexual abuse, and domestic violence experienced during my marriage. Overcoming life’s most brutal challenges to thriving is absolutely amazing!

And it is really good! It seems counter-intuitive. Pluto in Capricorn is an ass kicker. Add Mars and prepare for a transformational uphill battle. I have been busy all weekend. Raking leaves, making meals, taking care of pets, and making organic body butters, lotions, salves, and essential oil sprays.

breathe

Between now and my event… a deadline filled work week as a corporate accountant. Another Full Moon is coming up, which means I have another YouTube video to create… Not to mention my Shaman Stone and the Earth Star Chakra video. Pricing all of my crystals, incense, and other metaphysical tools. And in-between, I will be getting the kids off to school and cleaning up after pets.

Breathe

That’s not all, the current planetary transits are very similar to three years ago. The day Pluto and Mars were conjunct my twin flame broke it off. Astrology moves in geometries, we just keep looking back at the spiral the vortex that is our life creates. We come back around to see new things we did not catch the first time.

It’s doubtful this upcoming Full Moon conjunct Uranus is Aries will cut as deeply as three years ago when that Mars Pluto conjunction transited my natal moon. This time around is sure to surprise, in a freeing and independent way.

Fallapalooza is the name of the event. Twenty percent of my gross sales for the day will go to the Women’s and children’s Alliance. I received an invitation via email from a woman who organizes events for the city of Boise. She visited my booth during a summer festival. The invitation was the cherry on top of a very successful couple of days at Goddess Festival.

It seems the Universe is quite adept of getting me where I need to be at exactly the right time. And helping me adjust and attune myself spiritually for a greater level of responsibility to my own freedom.

As a young business school student, I often imagined my future… At 40, I would have enough money to start my own business and work for myself. I would have a nice window and a guitar in the corner, so I could take a mental break when needed. Ah yes, the future.

Before I knew it, I turned 40. My life was nothing like I had imagined. I had the two kids I had dreamed of, but the loving caring husband. Not so much. I had already been divorced for seven years. I dated two different men with the same first name. The first was a catalyst for a spiritual awakening. The second is my twin flame. I didn’t even know until after he ended it. I just kept feeling him, dreaming about him, I tried breaking etheric cords, but still three years later I still feel his energy and see him in my dreams.

A few months before turning 40, during March eclipse season, I had a huge freakout. My life sucked. I lived in 988 square foot home with two bedroom, a hallway for a living room and no space to be creative! Not to mention, I had lived there for 15 years. I thought I would be there a couple of years, meet my man, and upgrade. Nah, that wasn’t how it went down.

Before eclipse season, I registered for a crystal healing course. I already knew how to work with crystals intuitively. People often like to see credentials, especially with regard to an accountant turned crystal healer.

After my freakout (spiritual growth), I started to look for retail property. The places were dumps. For the price I could buy a sweet home with space for healing. It didn’t take long for the perfect place to unveil itself. A home, I had admired on many occasions, near my friend’s place.

It was a hail Mary with the loan. High debt to equity ratio and a single mom. The only thing I had going for me is the company I work for and my good credit, but I really think the job nailed it.

I cried many tears of Thanks after moving in. My growing kids have their own rooms. There is a beautiful room for crystals right off the foyer. Yes foyer! The foyer is nearly as big as my old living room. The size of my home tripled. The Universe really delivered something amazing for all those years of hard work after getting married.

See how Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn works. It kicks your ass in preparation for your continued transformation. Spiritual growth is no easy task. So, I decided to draw a card and asked the Universe what I need to know at this time.

Today’s Self-centered Tarot, well Oracle card is 29. Blessing of the Kite Dancer, from the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle by Alana Fairchild. The girl is beautiful. She is floating gracefully in red. Her head adorned with a golden headdress. The clouds are behind her as she is high up in the sky. The birds fly about, and an ass goes by?!?

The card description is three pages long. In summary, “… manifest your potential, develop and express your talents, and fulfill your divine destiny.” and “If you are considering developing your own skills as a mentor or coach, this Oracle also brings confirmation that this is in alignment with your divine destiny.” The message is apt to my life right now… Fallapalooza, the WCA, YouTube and coaching in my own crystal healing kind of way.

Fallapalooza and the WCA seem perfectly timed by the Universe to arrive when I am finally ready to own my own childhood sexual abuse, and domestic violence experienced during my marriage. Overcoming life’s most brutal challenges to thriving is absolutely amazing!

I am now ready to share my experience and assist others with the process of thriving!

It can be done even through kundalini awakening, heart chakra activation, and ascension symptoms! Crystals help… A lot.

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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