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A Guide to the No-Chill Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Leo 2017

Strength Card by The Wild Unknown Tarot

Strength Card by The Wild Unknown Tarot

Look up to the sky! Tonight is going to be one of the most epic night we have since early 2017 because there's going to be a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo, plus a rare sight of Green 45P Comet! All in one night! Whoaa. Well, the latter one is if you're lucky to live in the right hemisphere, of course.

The celestial event is going to start at 7.33 PM WITA, but honestly, I've been waiting for it since one and a half weeks ago. I don't know if you feel it in the air but for someone who is always in tune with the universe like me, the fiery Leo vibe can be quite overwhelming. I have gotten carried away with shopping for the new cosmetic items, always trying to look my best (with red lipstick!) even though I'm going to stay at home for the whole day, being easily irritated and snap at every chance (poor boyfriend), and splurging for expensive açaí smoothie bowl. Everything because I feel like I deserve to treat myself like a queen. On the positive note, I become more passionate about what I'm doing. I can see a bright vision where my business is going in the future, and what I should do to achieve it. All the temporary traits above are a mix of reaction based on today's event, mainly contributed by Leo's larger-than-life persona.

So here's what's happening tonight / this week:

The full moon tonight is going to be super intense. As it happens, the Uranus, Mars, and Venus are sticking together in Aries (Leo's fellow fire sign), aligning harmoniously in trine aspect with La Luna. Not to mention that the Full Moon in Leo sits on the opposite of Sun in Aquarius, the notable most chill and most detached zodiac out of the 12 signs. Sigh, no wonder we're super pumped up and angery at the same time. We are sweating with excitement and passion, but of course, our body is too small to contain all these fire inside us.

In addition, a trine aspect with the Saturn in Sagittarius allows creative ideas to sprout to advance your career. When combined with the Saturn, the Moon in Leo will form a Grand Trine aspect with the Uranus in Aries. It takes an inner strength, a sense of individualism, and leadership to create positive changes in your workplace. The confidence to pivot and initiate breakthrough idea is just as necessary as following up your past ideas. You'll know if things won't work out, and you'll know when to move on. You really have to look at this week as an opportunity that you shouldn't miss, especially, if you are in dire need of a new creative direction.

However, the moon is also connected in a sextile aspect with Jupiter retrograde in Libra. It is a reminder for us to hold on to our horses before impulsively launching a new project or deciding to pursue a higher study. There is indeed a powerful traction from the Full Moon in Leo to explore your options and break the glass ceiling. However, as Jupiter is currently not moving in direct, every decision you make that relates to Jupiter's area (belief, philosophy, growth, expansion) should be put on hold until you know what you're doing.

So this is what you should do:

You might be questioning yourself right now. "Who am I?" "What do I wanna do in life?" "Why do I feel useless?" or worse, "Why do I feel trapped?". Although the Full Moon in Leo influences your mood to feel important and be appreciated for being such an amazing lioness, the other planets in play are just as important as your feelings.

This week is the perfect time to make your assessment inward instead of outward. Turn those questions into answers, but keep in mind that you don't have to act upon those answers right now. Think about what kind of direction you're heading to, and what is the best way for you to get there. Ask yourself what part that requires change and improvement in various aspects of your life that relate to your feeling of self-worth (although it's probably every single aspect for me).

Most importantly, you are going to survive the heat, and you can turn the restlessness into a fruitful result if you have enough information and enough time to do the math.

So, do you have your telescope and popcorn ready for tonight yet?


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

we are finally moving to ubud, bali!

Rice field, rice field everywhere.

Rice field, rice field everywhere.

I don’t want to be a cry baby but last week I took a big step by moving to Bali. To pack up and living my dream - something that my soul has been yearning for - has finally come true.

To move out every 2 years, from city to city, from houses to houses, is exciting yet exhilarating. This time, I barely know what I’m doing and thinking about it makes me feel inadequate sometimes. When I moved to Singapore, I haven’t found any apartments, but I was confident enough to start anew as I had already made some friends along the way. On top of that, I also had the option to come home to my boyfriend at that time if I ever needed help with anything. So I bid adieu to my parents, packed my bags, and stayed at a backpacker’s hostel for a month before finally moved out to a decent place. Everything worked perfectly fine. Meanwhile, I had only been once to Ubud, I do not have any friends here (other than my boyfriend), I have never driven any bikes here nor finding my way around the town. The only thing that kept me going was my brain who is fluent in "self-rationalising”. It reassured me that by not knowing anyone, my productivity level will increase rapidly. "Less partying, more blogging." so she said. I’m not sure if it’s true or not since the longer I’m here, the more homesick I become.

Nevertheless, the time spent here has been nothing but peaceful and blissful. Have I told you that we finally found a house? Yes, we found a house! After driving around Ubud for 3 consecutive days we finally found a house that suits our needs. I wanted a house in a tranquil area with a calming vibe (without "external disturbance” or in this case, spirits) so I can practice meditation and yoga. My boyfriend wanted a similar thing. He required some space to do his leather works (it requires hammering), an ample kitchen to cook our favourite aglio olio, and hopefully a garden. Thankfully this house has everything we need! It’s a one bedroom villa on top of a hill, with a spacious bedroom, an outdoor shower, a kitchen with a perfectly working fridge, a living room with a hammock, and a garden equipped with a bonfire pit. Everywhere I look is green as we are surrounded with rice paddies. The most important thing is, this house made me feel grateful for waking up early every day (and I’m not even a morning person), although I still can’t be bothered to sleep early.

One thing I learned here, living in Ubud is an adventure that will never end. We rise early, cook breakfast, then we leave at around 9am to find amenities nearby. We note down some interesting places whenever we find one; like a treasure hunter. Sometimes, we go to nearby cities, hoping to find another traditional market or furniture craftsmen. We cat-called wild dogs and honk at them because they sit in the middle of the road - blocking the traffic with their wagging tail. We act like Dora and Boots, only with less questions to ask. 

We also learned how to live with simple contentment. I love to cook, but living here with a tight budget requires me to adjust my recipe from my usual greek salad to stir-fried kangkung. There is no mall around here, so waking up early and going to traditional market on a daily basis is requisite. We’re also pretty stingy with our cafe budget as we are just starting our own business. "Always go for the cheapest option!”, that’s our motto. Unlike the big cities where I had always lived, every day in Ubud is a 'summer dress day' or 'no makeup day'. In some rare occasion, it can also be translated as the 'no shower day'. Strangely, living in Ubud minimises my need to impress anyone or to care so much about my appearance. We have less here, but we never feel less one bit. ☺️

To close this blog post, I just want to say thank you for the outpouring love from our dear friends and family. Whether to our decision of moving to Ubud, or to start this Foxglove project, we are humbly grateful for your support. Recently I got some questions about living in Ubud or traveling to Bali. To answer your queries, I’ll be happy to write or post any recommendations on which places to go, how to get around, etc. I’m going to add this to my current spiritual based blog posts. 😇

May you have a great Tuesday!

XOXO,

Foxglove


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.