New Moon in Capricorn | New Dreams, New Drive


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 January 16th, 2018 

New Moon in Capricorn:
Without drive and determination, your dreams can't move forward.

Where did the dreams go? Where did the drive go? When was the last time we felt so enthusiastic about our dreams that we could see it so clearly in our head what we wanted to achieve? Perhaps we no longer have the same dreams. Perhaps we no longer believe in those dreams we used to have. Or perhaps we have given up entirely and have stopped trying to achieve new dreams. Whatever the case may be, our dreams are very much alive within us, waiting for our drive to return. Waiting for us to have new hope and new faith. 

This is not about us blindly moving forward in spite of circumstances. This is about us releasing old self-limiting beliefs and welcoming new confidence and self-empowerment. This is about us opening our eyes, heart and mind to new opportunities and possibilities. This is about us redefining our sense of purpose and what it means to actively choose to keep moving forward. Even if the direction we are heading in might be different than we previously planned, the important thing is that we keep going on our journey and keep learning about ourselves through the process. 

Begin celebrating small milestones, because in this way we can experience success at each point along the way. Start developing a new sense of self-awareness, one in which we can not only thrive from gaining confidence in our strengths, but also through learning from our weaknesses. We may have confidence in some areas and not in others — but we can always choose to either focus on those areas where we feel inadequate, or draw from those areas where we feel self-assured.

Our dreams are very much alive within us,
waiting for our drive to return.

Happy New Moon! The Moon is joining Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, the Sun and Venus in Capricorn, marking a super ambitious and passionate New Moon in the sign of the mountain goat. With a stellium of 6 planets in the same sign, the deepest and most personal qualities of the sign are brought to the surface for us to experience and explore. Capricornians are known for their ambitious nature as well as their practical approach to achieving their goals and dreams. 

A New Moon in the sign of Capricorn brings to us the opportunity to cultivate a new sense of self-confidence where we can begin to tap into our strengths and trust our capabilities. What is a goal that we have always wanted to achieve and haven't? This is our chance to build certainty and confidence by building on successes, even small ones, and free ourselves from our limiting story.

Begin celebrating small milestones, because in this way we
can experience success at each point along the way.

The Moon is forming a sextile to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, and we are once again reminded to be mindful of the present moment. The past is over, and the future hasn't happened yet. Take a moment to allow ourselves to be aware of the wonders of the world as well as the divine guidance that helps those ordinary miracles unfold. As we continue to live with awareness, we free ourselves from the burden of rushing things up and create more space for miracles to unfold.

The Moon is also forming a sextile to Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio, and we understand that success doesn't come without hard work, discipline and dedication. It's time for us to go in the direction of our dreams, even if they seem impossible now. Determination, commitment and a burning passion to see our dreams come to fruition will help us achieve any goal our intuition guides us toward.

With the Moon's square to Uranus in Aries, we are reminded that we have the right to change our life. As we remain curious, open and flexible, we also take responsibility for ourselves, our life and our happiness. Cultivate curiosity, and trust the process of change and learning. In between what was and what will be, is a state of unmasking where let go of what no longer serves us and let in growth, resilience, instinct and tenacity.

Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Capricorn: Conjunct Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, the Sun
and Venus ● Sextile Neptune/Chiron in Pisces and Jupiter
/Mars in Scorpio ● Square Uranus in Aries


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Full Moon in Cancer | New Emotions, New Strength


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 January 2nd, 2018 

Full Moon in Cancer:
Emotions may come and go, but they bring opportunities
for growth, and the wisdom that comes with your
growth is your greatest story to the world.

As we welcome the new year, let's also welcome new opportunities for growth where we can become more authentic and true to ourselves. 2017 has brought us new emotions, new people and new experiences. Each of those experiences has brought us new lessons, new growth and new transformation. What are we ready to welcome in 2018? And what are we ready to leave behind in 2017? 

Perhaps it's time to leave behind our fears and doubts because they have been hindering our progress and growth. Perhaps it's time to leave behind things that make us unhappy because we realize it's not our role to be a puppet that conforms to ideals set by others. 

Perhaps it's time to leave behind jealousy and comparing ourselves to others because we are all walking entirely different paths and other people's milestones will always be different than ours. Perhaps it really is time to leave behind the past because it has served its purpose and now is our time to walk down a new road where we feel more aligned with who we truly are on the inside. 

Moving forward is not easy for some of us, because some of us may not be ready to let go. Some of us may not be ready to forgive. Some of us may not be ready to change. What we need to remember is that letting go, forgiveness and change don't always have to be about other people. But more about forgiving ourselves for our past mistakes and cultivating more kindness toward ourselves by living our purpose.

What we need to remember is that letting go, forgiveness and
change don't always have to be about other people.

Happy Full Moon! The Moon in Cancer is forming an opposition to Saturn, Venus, the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn, marking an extra radical and emotional Full Moon in the sign of the Crab. The Moon feels at home in Cancer. As Cancer's planetary ruler, the Moon brings the sign's deepest and most personal qualities to the surface. 

Tenacity, loyalty, sensitivity and intuitiveness are some of the positive qualities the Full Moon can bring out, while pessimism, moodiness, the tendency to take hurts to heart and the inability to forgive easily are some of the negative qualities the Cancerian Full Moon can also bring out. 

Commit to making a change — not the kind of change that makes us forget who we really are, but the kind of change that will actually make us remember who we truly are. Get clear and admit why we hold on to our hurts. Why do we think they serve us? By willing to make a change and recognize the lessons in our experiences, we can begin to repair our self-understanding and gain new confidence.

Begin looking at those who already lived authentically and observe a pattern of traits they master. Authentic people accept their life experiences and they also don't repress their feelings. They understand that anxiety and guilt arise from not living in the present. And instead of creating more anxiety by doubting their own ability to handle future challenges, they experience life challenges from a place of learning, growth and evolution.

Get clear and admit why we hold on to our hurts.

The Moon is forming a trine to Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio, and we create new rules based on the standards that truly resonate with us now. We understand that having courage means to live our lives based on what we believe is right for us. We don't allow fears to prevent us from being truly ourselves. Instead, we focus on being true to ourselves in every moment, because doing so allows us to be less concerned about potential rejection from others. 

The Moon is also forming a trine to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, bringing to us the opportunity to forgive and love ourselves more fully. Instead of replaying bad choices in our head, consider how we can learn from our past so that we can do better as we move forward. Instead of punishing ourselves by making ourselves feel unworthy, be kind to ourselves because we can only ever do our best with the knowledge and understanding that we have at the time.

With the Moon's square to Uranus Rx in Aries, the key lies in our willingness to grow emotionally. We are at the end of the road, and it's time to move on to new experiences and a new way of being and feeling. Even if it appears that we've reached the end of the line, all is not lost. Our soul knows that our destiny is unfolding in perfect timing.

A Full Moon in the sign of Cancer brings to us the reminder that at the end of the day, home is where the heart is. It is about time that we trusted ourselves and felt at home in our own skin - which is a sign of claiming our dignity, integrity and authenticity. When we live from a place of authenticity, the world reflects back to us what is in our highest good. Besides, nothing is more liberating than being ourselves as fully as we know how.

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Cancer: Oppose Saturn, Venus, the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn
● Trine Mars/Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune/Chiron
in Pisces ● Square Uranus Rx in Aries


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New Moon in Libra | New Mental Freedom (Mini Post)


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 October 20th, 2017 

New Moon in Libra:
To be free one needs to see freedom as an inward change, which is recognizing
the freedom to feel what one feels, to think what one thinks, to say
what one needs to say, as well as to want and to choose what
one wants while also remembering to respect
the rights and freedoms of others.

When you think you care, but you actually don't.

When you think there is no way out, but all you actually
need to do is build a new door.

When you think there is no hope, but there actually are endless resources
within you and all around you waiting to be discovered.

The key to freedom lies within our minds. As the popular saying goes, "Change your mind, change your world." Some might wonder, "Is it really as easy as changing our minds to change our world?" In essence, there is indeed a strong correlation between our inner and outer worlds.

What we believe about ourselves can dictate the way we act and the way we make our decisions. This is not to say that when we feel great about ourselves, we will instantly achieve great success. But what it does is pave the way for us to make decisions that will be beneficial to our growth, and from there, make way for greater progress to unfold. 

A positive correlation between our inner and outer worlds also depends on whether or not we believe in our own thoughts. When we don't let the myriad messages that enter our minds from the outside world to influence us, we make room for critical thinking to occur as well as develop a stronger sense of who we are and what matters to us most. 

A New Moon in the sign of Libra brings to us the opportunity to bring back the balance between our inner and outer worlds. What we actually, truly, care about, and what we actually need to release from our lives. With Libra's ruling planet Venus also back in the sign, we get a chance to restructure our love lives and the way we relate to one another. How can we understand each other better if we don't say what we need to say? 

Speaking our minds shouldn't be about who's right and who's wrong, but more about bringing about balanced communication so that each individual has a chance to infuse truth and authenticity into the relationship. A new sense of mental freedom begins when we recognize that we always have within us the power to change our minds, to shift our perspectives, to bring about change and to transform our lives from the inside out. The choice is in our minds.


Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Libra: Conjunct Venus and the Sun ● Square Pluto in Capricorn
● Sextile Saturn in Sagittarius ● Oppose Uranus Rx in Aries


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