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Your March 2016 Newsletter From Dominique


This Month: Astrological Trends * Free Guided Meditations *  Mactha-Chia-Coconut Milk Pudding

March 2016 Astrological Trends

Virgos and Pisces, what sort of momentous year are you experiencing?

With the Pisces/Virgo axis eclipses in full swing, it’s likely you are beginning to see your transformation unfolding. Whatever your big changes, the family of eclipses that you are in the midst of seeing will finish by late February of 2017—so your change process will likely be connected to events through that time frame. The solar eclipse on the March 8 (19 degrees Pisces) new Moon can activate forward movement in your life—and with eclipses there’s generally the feeling that life is urging us forward and we’re asked to accept the adventure before us and release the past. Courage and change, flexibility and resilience—these are themes for eclipse years. Approximately every 5 months, these eclipses will occur to shift your life. The shifting events for an eclipse can occur within a week of the eclipse time (in this case, the first two weeks of March) or a month from the eclipse date (look to April 8 as a possible trigger date).

You can talk to the Aries and Libra folks in your life. They are ending their two years of surfing powerful eclipses on the March 23 (3 degrees) Libra full Moon eclipse this month. If you know an Aries or a Libra, their life today looks very different than it did 18 months ago. They have been thrust forward in their lives and destinies, and have made choices they likely did not expect to make. They are crossing or have crossed bridges and chasms that have required courage for new beginnings and elicited their hearts and tears as they have let go of people and things that will never be the same again.

Aries and Libra people—this Full Moon is a great time to reflect upon the transition into a new phase of life you have made, and to celebrate and confirm your new path forward. Congratulations on your courage, you spiritual warriors! We all love you.

With the Pisces Chiron and Virgo Jupiter / North Node Opposition connected to this eclipse, in square aspect, or relationship, to Saturn in Sagittarius (which trines Uranus in Aries), and in sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, this eclipse has the potential to highlight larger issues. Where are we, as individuals, as collective beings, as institutions, as systems, as “one”—damaged and in need of healing? Saturn’s involvement at this time will help us slow down to evaluate ourselves from a big-picture view point (this is the Sagittarius view-point).

This is a time when our level of liberation, maturity, and wisdom can be revealed and highlighted. Where we are unable to be self-regenerating, and unable to heal—maverick and restless energies will shoot out like bullets. Where we are able to become transcendent, we will be able to act outside our comfort zone and become healers in service to the world. One of the things I am beginning to understand about the Chiron myth is how Chiron was a wise teacher, not merely a wounded healer. At some points, we need rest, as Chiron needed when he took Prometheus’s place in the underworld. However, at some points, we need our strength to act, as Chiron needed despite his mortal wounds for his time on earth. And he acted wisely for all his students. Both the Greek myths and Carl Rogers in western psychology teach us that the wisest among us look to unconditional positive regard as a basis for relationships. Before we “shoot our arrows,” we need to make sure our own internal state of being is coherent. Then we are in our Chiron role, and not in the role of Zeus shooting off the maverick errant arrows in our fear, striking the blow to another’s Chiron. The racism, intolerance, and violence we are witness to that is being uncovered in the U.S. culture are embarrassing examples of these sorts of social phenomena. With the North Node to place a pinch of destiny into the soup of our experience, Jupiter to expand the lens on the issues, Saturn as a teacher, Uranus offering unexpected events, and Pluto’s impartial help, these energies become exposed. Perhaps they can be ameliorated and lessened at this time in history.

There may be several ways for the Chiron-focused interplanetary energies to manifest at the time of the eclipse. The Sun and Moon in the mix will certainly highlight the propensity for making our damages seem to telescope bigger and our need to control the uncontrollable feel urgent. The main thing is to do the work that is in front of us, do the best we can, and have faith that Pluto in Capricorn, that great impartial judge and force WAY beyond any individual, is doing its job over the long term. Even in our own personal, cherished beliefs, we may have limited understanding and an incomplete picture. We can remain humble. We can relax.

The suggestion to relax is one that I will repeat because Mars will be squaring Mercury for March 3-8, during the same time period as all this is occurring. This means in addition to the eclipses, our actions (Mars) will be in conflict with our minds (Mercury). If we can, meditating on our actions may be a better place to take it than doing something hasty to resolve any conflicts. Waiting can assure us we will do no harm. Another way this could show up is through a very busy schedule—wanting to relax more than we are able and having trouble concentrating. If that’s the case, meditating is also a recommendation to get the synapses aligned as well as possible. With Mars switching from Scorpio to Sagittarius during this time, exercise each day can also support the brain.

Another reason to keep yourself well-managed during the time leading up to March 10 is that Mercury will conjunct Neptune in Pisces for a few days. This is such a nice time for psychic connection. If the high side of this aspect reveals itself in your life (a reason for all that meditation, exercise, excellent self-care), you may be able to experience mind-blowing spiritual connection for this time period. Psychic experiences, channeling, intuition, transcendence, imagination, creativity, Spidey-senses, connecting to the source… However you want to put it—Neptune is the highest-octave connection to the spiritual realm. When Mercury (the mind) aligns with Neptune, in the sign of Pisces (integration), the potential is unlimited! How very, very exciting! (The moon will also conjunct Uranus in Aries on March 10, which allows for brilliant flashes of insight.)

The lower-side manifestation of this, however, could occur, too. Neptune energy can lead to confusion, addiction activity, illusion, etc. Our ethical and moral development is important at this time, according to an astrological lens. How we treat ourselves matters. If you wake up on March 10 and you’ve been treating all the people in your life like they don’t matter (including yourself), and you haven’t slept, and your thoughts are all about terrible things… I don’t know… You might seek something very different than spiritual connection on that day. Even so, spiritual connection is always waiting quietly.

On March 12, Venus moves into Pisces, joining its cousin Uranus, in wanting to merge with others and become one in relationships. After the Venus-in-Aquarius focus on talking over merging, this may be a relief to some and not for others. I will love it, because Pisces energy is compatible with my birth chart in so many ways. For the next month, boundaries in relationships and creativity can be porous and fluid. The activities you may wish to enjoy could be artistic and creative, and could include music. Finance could become a focus, as well. On March 14, Mars and Venus experience a square aspect. This can be a fantastic date night for exhilarating romance if you’re in a relationship. It can also cause tension if you’re not minding your emotional energies. Keep it reeled in and use this energy for passion instead of allowing yourself to become irritated. Also, it could be a boost to creative energy or cause financial insights.

March 14-March 18 also kicks off the reactivation of thoughts concerning the Pisces-Virgo eclipse energies that occurred at the beginning of the month. Mercury hits the same degrees of the eclipse, so you might review the eclipse events, or another series of events may be triggered for you. This could link to the eclipse on March 8.

On March 20-21, Venus and Pisces merge. This can be a wonderful time for relationships to deepen and for the highest degree of compassion. It’s a time to avoid negative energies and protect yourself from harshness. Allow indulgence in beauty and allow yourself to attract your desires for the highest use of these energies. Goddess energies and the divine feminine are encouraged! That means being receptive and calm. It’s nice that this is a weekend, because it would be a wonderful few days to retreat and envision your heart’s desire. Being close to nature and the earth, gardening, cooking, and allowing yourself comfort and self-indulgence… These are the ways to go.

March 23, Mercury and the Sun are aligned in conjunction in Aries. Heart and mind should feel as one from March 22 – March 25. A wonderful day for sharing, speaking, communicating publicly, and being bold. If you’ve needed courage for something, this is the time to try the thing you’ve been shy about.

March 25 brings fire energy as Mars enters a trine aspect to the Sun and Mercury in Aries. For a few days (through March 28 or March 29), Mars and the Sun are working in concert to help you in initiating bold action to pioneer something you want to explore. You will have to take the initiative, though. This is a supporting energy—not something that will happen “to” you, but an underlying vibe you can utilize. Time to assert yourself and feel assured of success in an endeavor you start now.

Also on March 26, Saturn will turn from direct to retrograde movement in Sagittarius. This will last through August 13, 2016. It is in square aspect to Venus and Jupiter at the time it retrogrades. Venus and Jupiter are the gift-givers of the zodiac, so there may be some tension where we are looking critically at the gifts we’ve been given. We may second-guess ourselves, lack motivation, or feel resentment for someone who actually has our best interests at heart. A higher use of Saturn retrograde is to keep our stability in mind and not allow ourselves to be swayed by negative influences. Trusting ourselves is important during Saturn retrograde, and throughout the Summer. Don’t let people and difficulties throw you off-track. Plan the work and work the plan.

On March 30, Venus rounds out the month as one of Astrology’s benefactor’s to help you give closure and tangible meaning to the issues that emerged at the beginning of the month. Venus conjunct to Chiron at 22 degrees Pisces, opposite the North Node at 20 degrees Virgo, says that at the end of the month, our bodies will be able to process all that was brought up for initiation at the beginning of the month. March is truly connected from start to finish! It appears to be like a work of living art for us to experience.

 


Meditation

Brand new guided audio meditations posted for free this month:

Synchronize Work and Meaning

Somatic (Body) Healing

Relaxation and Wellness

 


Take Advantage of these while they are free this month!!

 Let me know what you think and if you want more in this series of wellness, relaxation, and healing. Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


 


 Nourishment for the Body and Soul

Matcha is concentrated green tea powder. Buy the ceremonial grade for drinks and recipes such as this–puddings–and the lower grade for baked goods. Ceremonial grade means it’s good enough for the Japanese or Chinese tea ceremonial use. It’s loaded with anti-oxidants and theanine. Theanine is supposed to improve mental focus. There are also pudding options for strawberry flavors and carob flavors this month, in case you like variety (and matcha is a little bitter to the taste).

Matcha Chia Coconut Milk Pudding

Yield: Serves 4.

Matcha Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

2 TBSP Chia Seeds
2 Tsp Maple Syrup
2 Tsp Matcha Powder
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk

Directions:

Whisk ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Distribute mixture  evenly into 4 ramekins. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Serve chilled.

Variations:

Strawberry Chia Pudding:

Yield: Serves 4.

Ingredients:

2 TBSP Chia Seeds
2 Tsp Maple Syrup
3 Large or 4 Small Strawberries
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk
1 Oz. Shredded Dark Chocolate for garnish

Directions:

Smash strawberries with a fork in mixing bowl. Whisk chia seeds, syrup, and coconut milk together with strawberries. Distribute mixture evenly into 4 ramekins. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Top each serving with shredded dark chocolate upon serving.

Carob Chia Pudding:

Yield: Serves 4.

Ingredients:

2 TBSP Chia Seeds
2 Tsp Maple Syrup
2 Tsp Carob Powder
1/4 Cup Raw Sliced Almonds
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk
Additional 1/4 Cup Raw Sliced Almonds for Garnish

Directions:

Whisk carob powder, chia seeds, syrup, almonds, and coconut milk together in a mixing bowl. Distribute mixture evenly into 4 ramekins. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Top each serving with garnishing almonds upon serving.

 


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique


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