New Moon in Gemini

We've lost someone very special today - Maya Angelou. I woman with such knowledge, intelligence, artistry and history!!! I've always admired her writing as well as her quiet dignity. She beamed confidence and strength, and was such a huge inspiration for all of us.

Interesting she would depart this world on a New Moon in Gemini too. It's the sign of the Writer. There is huge forward motion happening right now in the skies, so set your sights on what you want and go for it! Just like Maya did.

Mars has turned Direct in Libra, so our plans are catching fire after months of dithering back and forth! Aries and Scorpio people will really feel this shift. Also, Mercury (Gemini's ruler) is about to go Retrograde the first week of June so NOW is definitely the time to wrap up loose ends and solidify contracts or agreements.


Full Moon In Scorpio – May 14, 2014

A picture of the skies tonight! The Moon resting on top of Saturn in Scorpio. Time to get real!

From Cosmic Intelligence Agency:

Nearly full Moon about to occult Saturn (Moon will hide Saturn) at 10:50am UT- 8:50pm- AEST, in the constellation of Libra, in the Sign of Scorpio, conjunct fixed Star Zuben Elgenubi 

Pic from app Starwalk

Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency | Full Moon In Scorpio – May 14, 2014


Full Moon in Scorpio

Full Moon in Scorpio
Wednesday * 14th May 2014 * 03:16 pm PDT
Moon 23° 54' Scorpio

a convocation of witches.
1965–70;  apparently a contemporary borrowing of Old French esbat  amusement,  
diversion ( French ébat), derivative of esbattre  frolic, equivalent to es- ex- + battre  < 
Latin battuere  pound, beat; compareobsolete English esbatement  amusement

This is the witchiest moon of the year! It's happening tomorrow, but we are feeling the effects Now. The influence of this Full Moon will color most of the week. It's intense now that Venus has joined the Grand Cross between Pluto, Jupiter and Mars, plus Saturn is close to the Moon - it's a week of "getting real". If a corner of our life feels unauthentic it could really grate on us this week. However the best time to take action is after May 20th when Mars goes Direct.

Avoid social complications, although clearing the air and speaking the truth could come out no matter what you do! This is a time of deep, intuitive insights into our souls and relationships. Any undefined, romantic trysts or buried frustration could come up for healing like a volcano.

Scorpio is also related to the Phoenix, the bird of resurrection. Caroline Casey tells the story of how the Phoenix sings the most beautiful song in the world before it transforms itself. The whole world stops to listen to the song, as the Phoenix burns itself to the ground to be reborn from the ashes.

Try to keep a low profile this week, and focus on how to better your life. Don't start deep conversations or power struggles with people until you have let go of your anger and feel neutral. It's also a great week to pay attention to your dreams so put some lavender near your pillow.

From Wikipedia:

"An esbat /ˈɛsbæt/ is a coven meeting of other than one the Sabbats[1] within Wicca and other Wiccan-influenced forms of contemporary Paganism. Janet and Stewart Farrar describe esbats as an opportunity for a "love feast, healing work, psychic training and all."[2]


The term esbat is derived from Old French s'esbattre (Modern French ébat), meaning to frolic and amuse oneself, diversion.[3][4] It was a borrowing by 20th century anthropologist Margaret Murray's use of French witch trial sources on supposed Witches' Sabbaths in her attempts to "reconstruct" a Witch Cult in Western Europe.


An esbat is commonly understood to be a ritual observance on the night of a full moon.[5] However, the late high priestess Doreen Valiente distinguished between "full moon Esbat[s]" and other esbatic occasions.[6]
The term esbat in this sense was described by Margaret Murray.[7][8]
The Esbat differed from the Sabbat by being primarily for business. ... very often the Esbat was for sheer enjoyment only
—Murray, 1921

Phoenix Soul by ClintonKun