•  Use Planetary Cycles as a Tool for a Brighter Future

    Welcome

    It wasn’t long after I started studying astrology that I realized I had opened a door that gave me an opportunity to move towards evolving, expanded versions of my self.

    At first, I was like Hansel and Gretal following bread crumbs. However, the crumbs I followed were pieces of information gained from astrology and other mystical arts that eventually formed into an interconnected web of past, present and future possibilities.

    I became a cosmic archeologist. When an unexpected event occurred, I went digging for the roots and seed of it. Sometimes the roots were easy to find and other times they were buried in the distant past, held together by hidden, tangled emotions and limited perspectives.

    My studies taught me to stand in the present moment and observe what was appearing in the manifest world. But, in order to understand it, I needed to look through time and beneath the surface of events to find the root cause and the seed of the manifestation.

    I also became fascinated by the idea that in the present moment we hold the possibility for a future that holds both expanded versions of ourselves or repetitive, habitual versions.

    Astrology didn’t teach me that the future is predictable. It taught me that the future is an emerging picture being painted personally and collectively through the day to day choices we make.

    The question “who decides” became a tool I used for choice making. That question was a reminder to pay attention to whether the “least aware” or the “most developed” version of me was making choices and taking action. Depending on the answer I knew I would experience a slightly different future.

    The world has changed dramatically since my early studies however the search for meaning, clarity and wisdom has not. Old information gets repackaged and reinterpreted through changing social mores and world perspectives. And yet what doesn’t change is that we are a part of a bigger picture, the celestial dance of birth, death and an expanding universe.

    Astrology and the mystical arts are one of many different paths and teachings that open our minds to the awareness that the quality and clarity of our perception and choices create the future.

    Personal and global transition periods can leave all of us feeling unsure of how to move forward.  However, remembering the future is simply the result of the many day to day choices we make is helpful.

    Astrologically speaking, daily choices fall under the domain of the Moon. Taking a moment before making a choice, to determine whether the wisest part of us is involved, allows for more peace of mind.  Even if, in any given moment, we can’t see the whole picture we know we are planting seeds for a clearer, expanded future that emerges week after week.

    Enjoy your month! Catherine

     

    UPDATES 

    SESSIONS: I am offering the option of sessions at my office or by zoom or skype.

    CLASSES: For people interested in the weekly introductory and intermediate astrology classes starting in September 2020,  you have the option of attending the classes at Northern Star College or through Zoom.

    NEW MOON INFORMATION: Those of you who work with the new moon cycles I will now post the information for two months at a time. Scroll down to As Above so Below for the  August and September new Moon.

    Hot Heads or Warm Hearts: In my next newsletter, I will be writing about an astrological cycle that we are currently dealing with but will be more noticeable September through November. Until then, notice your approach regarding getting your needs and desires met. Work towards being clear and strong rather than forceful and aggressive or timid and afraid.

    New Moon in Leo August 18, 2020

    New Moon in Virgo, September 17, 2020

    Living In Sync With The Monthly Solar/Lunar Cycles

    Once a year the new moon (for the period of a month) will highlight a particular area of your life. When I refer to a month I’m referencing the lunar not calendar month.

    Working consciously with the new moon helps you to be in harmony with nature and your own unique timing and flow.

    DID YOU KNOW at the time of a new moon the sun and moon are conjunct meaning they are at the same degree in a particular sign. This is why new moon periods are considered ideal times for starting a project – imagine dynamic and magnetic energy fusing together.

    The New Moon is on August 18, 2020, at 26°of Leo (8:42 pm MDT). The Full Moon is on September 1, 2020, at 10° of Pisces (11:23 pm MDT). 

    The New Moon is on September 17, 2020, at 25°of Virgo (05:00 am  MDT). The Full Moon is on October 1, 2020, at 9° of Aries (3:06 pm MDT). 

     

    • The new moon is a good time to set intentions, look for resources and take actions that support growth in the area of your life the new moon falls in.
    • Continue to focus and build energy around your projects until the full moon after that re-evaluate and look at where you are with whatever you seeded at the new moon. You should have greater clarity at this point as to what is working or what isn’t. Look at what changes you need to make – after the full moon, the energy begins to wane becoming more reflective.

    How to work with the cycles:

    If you don’t know your ascendant read the description based on your Sun sign (the month you were born) please see Sun Sign dates at end of the article.

    If you know your ascendant/rising sign read the description for the house the new moon falls in according to your ascendant. (to determine ascendant you need to know the time of day you were born).

    Please remember this is not a complete picture of all the cycles taking place in your life. Have Fun!!!!! 

     Interested in studying astrology or booking an astrological or hypnotherapy session email Catherine at  catherinepotter@shaw.ca

    August 18, 2020, New Moon in Leo

    Scroll down for the September 17, New Moon in Virgo

    Following is a list of where the Leo new moon falls and a few ideas on how to work with it.

    Aries Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #5 

    Taurus Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #4

    Gemini Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #3  

    Cancer Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #2

    Leo Sun/ Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #1

    Virgo Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #12 

    Libra Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #11

    Scorpio Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #10

    Sagittarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #9

    Capricorn Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #8

    Aquarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #7

    Pisces Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #6

    Read the following list for some of the basic house associations (areas of life). Once a year the sun and moon come together and activate a particular area of your chart. When the new moon falls in one of these areas it is a natural time to focus your attention on this part of your life and make minor, or if there are other cycles to support it, major changes.

    #1 Keywords: outer mask, personality, disposition, appearance, physical body, health, beginnings.

    Suggestions: During this month you will experience your birthday (sun sign) which is your natural new year. Happy Solar Return! Take time to question whether your appearance, physical health and the mask you wear in the world is congruent with how you internally see yourself. The new moon is a good time to start making changes that allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

    #2 Keywords: values, self-value and worth, possessions, financial affairs, earning ability, debts, talents/gifts.

    Suggestions: During the new moon cycle look at how you are managing your material resources. What changes can you make that will help you feel nourished and secure? What talent do you possess that if developed will bring you satisfaction and possible material gain? What do you consider valuable – what does this reflect back about self-worth and values?

    #3 Keywords: all forms of communication (talking, listening, and writing) and communication tools, learning and taking in new ideas, perception, neighborhood, siblings, means of transportation, short trips.

    Suggestions: Now is the time to look at bringing in resources that further develop communication and encourage growth in your self-perception and your perception of the world. Take the time to quickly write down (don’t edit and over-analyze) how you see the world and you may find that earlier childhood perceptions color it. On a mundane level this is a good time to have fun and buzz around town, Take a look at what you are reading, watching, listening to and what type of conversations you participate in – how do these activities make you feel?

    #4 Keywords: physical home, parents, ancestral lineage, psychological roots, private life, real estate and property.

    Suggestions: There is a focus on family, which can be as simple as spending more time with them or on a deeper level exploring what qualities and beliefs you inherited from them. Ponder whether the private, at home you, is comfortable being seen in the world.

    It is a good time to look at making changes in your home or making a move. Consider whether your home reflects who you are now. If you walked through and observed it through the eyes of a stranger what would it say about you?

    #5 Keywords: creativity, romance, love, children, pregnancy, what you do for fun, hobbies, sports, speculation.

    Suggestions: Look at what brings you joy and makes you feel open-hearted. Do you find time to play? What outlet do you have for creative expression? This is a good time to focus on children – spending time with them or depending on your age and other supportive cycles, procreation. If you’ve been involved with activities that make you feel passionate, alive and overflowing with love, share it – if you haven’t, find some.

    #6 Keywords: work, health, healthcare routines, responsibility, service, pets, employees.

    Suggestions: This is the time to look at how well you take care of yourself and what your energy level is like. Do you feel strong, radiant, and vibrant? If not consider making adjustments to self-care routines. Look at your attitude towards work and service. Do you love what you do and enjoy continuing to grow in either a job, volunteer position, etc? When we feel competent in some area of our life we often end up sharing our gift with others which is entirely different than resentfully doing something for others.

    #7 Keywords: partnerships both business and romantic, marriage, divorce, partnership agreements, what may be weak and undeveloped in ourselves that we explore through a partner (consciously or unconsciously), dealing with the public.

    Suggestions: This is the time to start, renew, or leave a partnership. Whether in a relationship or not, for a deeper understanding of this area of your life consider the following. When you are in a relationship, what is your level of commitment? Do you tend to project on your partner undeveloped or disowned parts of yourself? Do you understand the difference between dependence, independence and interdependence?

    #8 Keywords: regeneration, transformation, surgery/health, death, sex, and financial/physical/psychological support you receive from others, insurances, inheritances, research, investigation.

    Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this house you have an opportunity to look beneath the surface and explore the following – your beliefs regarding, death or any type of transformation –such as the ending of a job, relationship or entrenched values/patterns.

    Your beliefs regarding sex, intimacy, and the understanding of sexual energy as a life force. Your beliefs regarding how much support you have in the world.

    #9 Keywords: travel, education, religion, philosophy, ethics, natural laws, laws, visions, higher mind, foreigners, foreign dealings.

    Suggestions: Whether for fun or to shake up your routine and limited beliefs there is an opportunity to explore and potentially expand your view of the world and personal ethics/philosophy through study, travel or just taking the time to experience different cultures.

    #10 Keywords: profession, destiny/purpose, reputation (how the world sees you), status, fame, employer, government/authority, business activities.

    Suggestions: Look at what role you play in your community (it will change at different periods of your life), for example, the role of parent, business mogul, baker, volunteer, outcast, actor. Question if it is a good fit. It can be easy to get locked into roles and positions that don’t fulfill who we are and our life purpose (yes we all have a purpose).

    #11 Keywords: friends and our attitudes to them, clubs and social groups we align ourselves with, organizations, humanitarian interests, future directions and goals, circumstances beyond our control.

    Suggestions: What goals and directions do you envision for your future? It is easier to accomplish goals when aligned with friends and/or groups that support and have similar dreams/visions for the future. That could be a recovery group, business organization, political party or a cooking club. If you have a goal, chances are someone else has a similar or at least compatible one –seek them out.

    #12 Keywords: transcendence, spiritual and psychic experiences, escapism, karma, liberation, confinement, hospitals, institutions, hidden strengths and weaknesses.

    Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this area of one’s life it is time to retreat and let go of the world and our place in it. Now is the time to dream, meditate, create and/or be in nature. Withdraw but don’t escape in unhealthy ways.

    September 17, 2020, New Moon in Virgo

    Following is a list of where the Virgo new moon falls and a few ideas on how to work with it.

    Aries Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #6 

    Taurus Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #5

    Gemini Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #4  

    Cancer Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #3

    Leo Sun/ Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #2

    Virgo Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #1 

    Libra Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #12

    Scorpio Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #11

    Sagittarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #10

    Capricorn Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #9

    Aquarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #8

    Pisces Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #7

    Read the following list for some of the basic house associations (areas of life). Once a year the sun and moon come together and activate a particular area of your chart. When the new moon falls in one of these areas it is a natural time to focus your attention on this part of your life and make minor, or if there are other cycles to support it, major changes.

    #1 Keywords: outer mask, personality, disposition, appearance, physical body, health, beginnings.

    Suggestions: During this month you will experience your birthday (sun sign) which is your natural new year. Happy Solar Return! Take time to question whether your appearance, physical health and the mask you wear in the world is congruent with how you internally see yourself. The new moon is a good time to start making changes that allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

    #2 Keywords: values, self-value and worth, possessions, financial affairs, earning ability, debts, talents/gifts.

    Suggestions: During the new moon cycle look at how you are managing your material resources. What changes can you make that will help you feel nourished and secure? What talent do you possess that if developed will bring you satisfaction and possible material gain? What do you consider valuable – what does this reflect back about self-worth and values?

    #3 Keywords: all forms of communication (talking, listening, and writing) and communication tools, learning and taking in new ideas, perception, neighborhood, siblings, means of transportation, short trips.

    Suggestions: Now is the time to look at bringing in resources that further develop communication and encourage growth in your self-perception and your perception of the world. Take the time to quickly write down (don’t edit and over-analyze) how you see the world and you may find that earlier childhood perceptions color it. On a mundane level this is a good time to have fun and buzz around town, Take a look at what you are reading, watching, listening to and what type of conversations you participate in – how do these activities make you feel?

    #4 Keywords: physical home, parents, ancestral lineage, psychological roots, private life, real estate and property.

    Suggestions: There is a focus on family, which can be as simple as spending more time with them or on a deeper level exploring what qualities and beliefs you inherited from them. Ponder whether the private, at home you, is comfortable being seen in the world.

    It is a good time to look at making changes in your home or making a move. Consider whether your home reflects who you are now. If you walked through and observed it through the eyes of a stranger what would it say about you?

    #5 Keywords: creativity, romance, love, children, pregnancy, what you do for fun, hobbies, sports, speculation.

    Suggestions: Look at what brings you joy and makes you feel open-hearted. Do you find time to play? What outlet do you have for creative expression? This is a good time to focus on children – spending time with them or depending on your age and other supportive cycles, procreation. If you’ve been involved with activities that make you feel passionate, alive and overflowing with love, share it – if you haven’t, find some.

    #6 Keywords: work, health, healthcare routines, responsibility, service, pets, employees.

    Suggestions: This is the time to look at how well you take care of yourself and what your energy level is like. Do you feel strong, radiant, and vibrant? If not consider making adjustments to self-care routines. Look at your attitude towards work and service. Do you love what you do and enjoy continuing to grow in either a job, volunteer position, etc? When we feel competent in some area of our life we often end up sharing our gift with others which is entirely different than resentfully doing something for others.

    #7 Keywords: partnerships both business and romantic, marriage, divorce, partnership agreements, what may be weak and undeveloped in ourselves that we explore through a partner (consciously or unconsciously), dealing with the public.

    Suggestions: This is the time to start, renew, or leave a partnership. Whether in a relationship or not, for a deeper understanding of this area of your life consider the following. When you are in a relationship, what is your level of commitment? Do you tend to project on your partner undeveloped or disowned parts of yourself? Do you understand the difference between dependence, independence and interdependence?

    #8 Keywords: regeneration, transformation, surgery/health, death, sex, and financial/physical/psychological support you receive from others, insurances, inheritances, research, investigation.

    Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this house you have an opportunity to look beneath the surface and explore the following – your beliefs regarding, death or any type of transformation –such as the ending of a job, relationship or entrenched values/patterns.

    Your beliefs regarding sex, intimacy, and the understanding of sexual energy as a life force. Your beliefs regarding how much support you have in the world.

    #9 Keywords: travel, education, religion, philosophy, ethics, natural laws, laws, visions, higher mind, foreigners, foreign dealings.

    Suggestions: Whether for fun or to shake up your routine and limited beliefs there is an opportunity to explore and potentially expand your view of the world and personal ethics/philosophy through study, travel or just taking the time to experience different cultures.

    #10 Keywords: profession, destiny, reputation (how the world sees you), status, fame, employer, government/authority, business activities.

    Suggestions: Look at what role you play in your community (it will change at different periods of your life), for example, the role of parent, business mogul, baker, volunteer, outcast, actor. Question if it is a good fit. It can be easy to get locked into roles and positions that don’t fulfill who we are and our life purpose (yes we all have a purpose).

    #11 Keywords: friends and our attitudes to them, clubs and social groups we align ourselves with, organizations, humanitarian interests, future directions and goals, circumstances beyond our control.

    Suggestions: What goals and directions do you envision for your future? It is easier to accomplish goals when aligned with friends and/or groups that support and have similar dreams/visions for the future. That could be a recovery group, business organization, political party or a cooking club. If you have a goal, chances are someone else has a similar or at least compatible one –seek them out.

    #12 Keywords: transcendence, spiritual and psychic experiences, escapism, karma, liberation, confinement, hospitals, institutions, hidden strengths and weaknesses.

    Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this area of one’s life it is time to retreat and let go of the world and our place in it. Now is the time to dream, meditate, create and/or be in nature. Withdraw but don’t escape in unhealthy ways.

     

    SUN SIGN DATES: Aries: March 19/ 20 – April 19, Taurus: April 19 – May 20, Gemini: May 20 – June 20, Cancer: June 20- July 22, Leo: July 22 – August 22, Virgo: August 22 – September 22, Libra: September 22- October 22, Scorpio: October 22- November 21, Sagittarius: November 21- December 21, Capricorn: December 21 – January 20, Aquarius: January 20, – February 18/19 Pisces: February 18/ 19 – March 19/ 20.

    Calendar 2020

    ASTROLOGY FOR EVERYONE

     

    Are you curious about astrology? Do you want a tiny tidbit of information or immerse yourself in an in-depth program?

    At Northern Star College we have something for everyone.

    If you like the idea of self-paced, in the comfort of your home distance learning, the Astrological Foundation Course is available.  Contact Catherine at catherinepotter@shaw.ca for information.

    NEW!  Embodied Astrology begins in September 2020.  Students will come to class once a week plus receive a workbook that will help them integrate the topics covered in class. Do you live out of town or province? Join us through Zoom!

    The classes will cover the language of astrology as well as have an experiential component. Suitable for beginners or intermediate students who want to review astrological foundations in a holistic, integrative manner.

    UNIT 1 

    Introduction to Elements, Modes, The Signs and States Of Consciousness

    10 Wks. Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm

    UNIT 2

    The Planets, Houses and Angles

    10 Wks. Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8:30 pm

    and more……

    Click this link for more information 

    New! Are you at an intermediate level of astrology and want to deepen and expand your understanding? Whole Health Astrology starts in 2020.

    This course focuses on preventive health care and will work with the mental, emotional and physical challenges that arise with the various types of chart patterns.

    Included in the course will be a) The study of the chakras and their relationship to astrology.  b) Astrology and Flower Essences.

     

    NEW Astrological Mentoring with Catherine

    • Would you like to stop waiting to see what an astrological cycle will bring and instead work creatively with monthly /yearly cycles?
    • Would you like to integrate the use of astrological cycles into your personal evolution, relationships and work?

    Participants need to have an understanding of aspects/transits.

    For more information about Catherine’s 4- month, monthly online sessions beginning May 2020 email catherinepotter@shaw.ca

     

    For more information regarding  astrology courses, contact Catherine or Northern Star College 

    Follow this link to learn more about Catherine

     

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