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I wrote this newsletter hoping to send it out sooner on MailChimp. There are several more steps to take verifying people’s email addresses and that they actually want to receive my newsletters… so I am putting this out here on my blog for now. It is likely I will have it out within a week or two. Thank you for visiting!

Hello friends,

Here is my Spiritual Astrology newsletter for Summer of 2019! For some of you, we have worked together recently. And for others, it has been a while. See below for specials I am offering in the month of August! If you want to unsubscribe, scroll to the bottom.

Where have we been recently?

First of all, I have been learning Somatic Experiencing over the past year, which is an amazing modality for working with overwhelm in the nervous system – a.k.a. trauma resolution. So I need to ask the question, “Think about what is going well in your life. Can you sit with that for a moment now?” Allow those resources and thoughts of success percolate through your system for a bit….. take your time with this. And then we can begin.

Anyone else having a challenging month of July? How many times have I heard how bizarre or taxing these past few weeks have been – “when is Mercury out of retrograde?” is the familiar refrain. Let me know if you want to schedule an hour for astrological counseling to clarify what is going on in your chart. If you have worked with me before, this service is $95.

Well it has been more than Mercury… Mars entered the sign of Cancer back in late May and stayed through early July, setting the stage for all the personal planets to move through – Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus as well. For a few weeks there, things were extra emotional and passionate – think nurturing being over-done!

Also, for those of us with a Leo Rising, having Mars, the Sun and Mercury Rx in our mysterious, nebulous, I-don’t-know-what-is-around-the-corner 12thhouse… let’s just say there may have been some gnashing of the teeth as we yearned for clarity, yet only found fogginess for a couple weeks there!

And back on emotional topics, transiting Jupiter has been squaring Neptune in the astrological sky for several months now. On its own, this is rather subtle – increasing sensitivity, idealization, artistry, poetic traits, etc. However, for those of us with planet(s) in mid to late mutable signs – Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini or Virgo, this aspect may hint at wanting to escape, deny, suppress or blame our stuff on others – or if we go to further extremes, this combo might lead to excess risk taking or errors in judgment.

As I write this, we have six planets (including Chiron) that are retrograde (Rx). Better to plan, re-evaluate, organize for the future when this is in effect. Definitely make sure to read the small print and re-read contracts / court documents during this time! Begins to clear in August, see below.

The good news is that things are beginning to clear up for the fall! Remember how I suggested we think about what is going well in our lives? Well what is going good? We can think about that some more if that was helpful!

What is upcoming?

As I mentioned above, Mercury is coming out of Rx officially on August 1stand it will be moving forward at its typical fast clip by August 15th. All the outer planets will still be retrograde through Sept / October, so it will still be good to read the fine print!

However, with the Sun, Mars, Venus and Mercury entering Leo, it will be a time of more creativity, taking charge, increased vitality, spontaneity and enjoyment. And by the end of September, the Jupiter / Neptune square will be lifting.

Then, a few months down the road, Saturn comes out of Rx in September as it begins its journey toward conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (beginning in December of 2019) and the two of them will be joined by Jupiter by February / March of 2020. For some people, there will be fireworks or karmic purification to be sure. I will say more about that in future newsletters! 

Let’s just say though that people with Capricorn Suns / Moon / Rising signs may want to pay attention, and also those with earlier Sagittarius Rising. It is a ways off though, so we can enjoy ourselves and this amazing summery weather in the meantime!

What is new in my Astrological practice?

As I mentioned, I have been learning Somatic Experiencing (SE for short), which stacks well with the Vagus (nerve) Work I have been practicing for a number of years. And I am finding SE works well with astrological counseling as well. I have even picked up a few long-distance clients with whom I am doing an interesting blend of Spiritual Astrology and SE work. Let me know if you want to get on my schedule to have your chart done in a trauma-informed manner! Or purchase a package of sessions and save!

I am still looking for people with whom I can do astrological research. In particular, I am looking for participants who know a good amount about their birth and early years. It is interesting looking at the horoscope through a Pre- and Perinatal (PPN) Psychology lens! So I am offering a special – pay $90 to have your chart done for research purposes (75 minutes). Half the session will be focused on developmental topics and half the session can be about what you want to focus on! It is my intention down the road to teach a PPN Astrology series, and this research will help to get that ball rolling.

I am thinking about teaching an on-line (and if you are in Charlottesville, an in-person) class about Working with Trauma in the Birth Chart. This would probably begin in early October. Let me know if you are interested in this class – it will be about what to keep in mind when working with trauma and some tools to slow things down and come into the body, along with what aspects in the chart are often overwhelming or chaotic enough to lead to a trauma response. And how do we approach this skillfully, clearly and with compassion!

August Special: purchase a gift certificate for a comprehensive Birth Chart Interpretation for only $140. My rates are normally $175 for first time clients for this service. Let me know if you want to take advantage of this savings!

In conclusion, it has been an interesting summer astrologically. Things are a bit clearer in the fall (of course Transit and Progressed charts are going to be more individualized) – hooray! And we have an interesting configuration coming up in December through summer of 2020. Stay tuned for more!

Thank you for reading and let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Look forward to hearing from you!

Kirby Moore

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I’m not entirely sure this is a good thing.. sometimes it might be best to keep it simple. However, I have a lot of training under my belt. I am very fortunate to be a part of several healing lineages – Tibetan Buddhist, Craniosacral Therapy, Polyvagal (Vagus nerve work), Chinese Medicine through Asian Bodywork, etc. And the relatively new (to me) modality Somatic Experiencing that I have been studying off and on since 2012 often works best when incorporating other systems. All reasons that I am able to offer quite the dynamic session if it seems appropriate (or if the client comes in with a complicated issue and says, “I don’t know what you should do for me,” then I muscle test and might include two or three modalities).

With that said, things have gotten quite dynamic over the past three or four weeks…

A client, who had been seeing me for a while (gave permission to share a little about their session), wanted to take a break from working together. This is normal as people often feel better after they do a series of three, five, seven or even 10 sessions. Considering this would be the 12th time seeing them, I was really glad they dedicated that much time to doing their inner work.

However, they surprised me by saying they wanted to meditate together for their final session! I was getting a culmination / completion type review ready regarding recapping some of the work we did together – A “where have you been over the past 6 months?” kind of thing. And meditation sounded great too!

So we sat for 40+ minutes together. I don’t have any special qualities, let’s just start by saying that! Because it is true. However, I am connected to some incredible teachers, yogis and Tibetan Lamas who do have special qualities, and to the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Buddhism which has amazing healing qualities. So I was happy to provide a tiny bit of a spiritual container for this client (I have been meditating since 2002, and meditating efficaciously since 2006, for them it was more like five or six years).

When I meditate with people, my resonance (from doing bodywork – I can sense in my body what clients are experiencing in their body) sometimes comes through. And it did with this client as well. So after the meditation I was able to check in and make a couple of recommendations to them. (Not to say too much!)

Next, I have been seeing a client long distance for bodywork / Somatic Experiencing type work. That is pretty amazing – they are very receptive to this potent combination of modalities. I have worked with several clients in this manner over the past several years, and I have done dozens of long distant and even international Astrology Interpretations. So it is fitting that things are starting to branch out more in this direction.

Then recently, I did an astrology interpretation in person where I combined a Conflict Resolution technique with astrology. It was amazing – first time I had ever done that (on paper). Keeping everything confidential of course, I will just mention the method I would use if I did this again.

There is a conflict resolution technique which I learned from teachers at Eastern Mennonite University – where they have an excellent conflict resolution program! Then I filled in the categories with planets instead of other issues.

When someone comes to you with a really full plate – like they are overwhelmed and they mention four or more significant issues they are chewing on, this technique can be very beneficial to help them sort everything out. If someone has six or seven significant issues going on simultaneously, they literally cannot keep track of everything – rather they are probably in a space where they are bouncing like a pinball from issue to issue – only able to react in the moment. This method can work wonders with them – it is literally medicine to help them organize their thoughts and their heart around these various issues.

Not to give too much away (you can come and see me for a session to do this type of work – and I could even do it long distance with you!)… but let’s just say we write down the issues – which in this case are the planets. Then we write down what the issues (whether people or “who, what, when, or where” things) need. Next we look at what is it that you truly need? We take time to flesh that out – to truly get to the core of your needs. Then is there any common ground between their needs and yours? Maybe maybe not… And finally, is there a win / win solution that we can come to or a way out at least?

Doing this with planets is really interesting! It is as if the planets have this subconscious energy that is pulling at us – until we make it conscious and then start to have a choice with what we do with it. That subconscious pull would be the second category – the planets are the “issues” in this case, the subconscious influences are the “issue’s” needs. Then we look at the clients conscious needs in these areas. (Category 3) Then is there any common ground between the un / subconscious influences and the conscious needs? And finally, what is the way forward? Is there a win / win where we can use the planet’s influence constructively?

Awesome stuff! I am loving what I am doing. Let me know if you are interested in having your chart done – whether the traditional chatting about the charts method or another more dynamic / unconventional method!

You can visit https://www.mkirbymoore.com/store.html to purchase an astrology interpretation or bodywork.

Thank you for reading!

KM

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I am slowly putting together information to teach a class entitled “An Introduction to Trauma Informed Astrology.” This will dovetail nicely into the next level class: “Skillful means: Working with Trauma in the Astrology Chart.”

Having been studying and practicing trauma-informed bodywork modalities and learning didactic wisdom of working with the nervous system since 2012, modalities which include Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Working with the Polyvagal System – Touch Skills for Trauma Work, I bring a unique perspective to working with trauma and the astrology chart. This will be a fusion of trauma-informed modalities and psychological, health & wellness and Spiritual astrology – which I have been studying since 2003. Much wisdom and knowledge will be shared and there will opportunities for participants to ask questions.

We will spend time going over the basics: what is trauma? what are some common aspects reflecting that level of overwhelm or chaos in the natal chart? what is the Window of Tolerance or the Functional Range? what is sympathetic charge vs parasympathetic charge? What aspects in the chart indicate a sympathetic bias or a parasympathetic bias? What is the trauma vortex and how do we avoid re-traumatizing someone? and much much more! We will especially cover things to keep in mind if you work with someone who might have trauma in their system. Plus we will work with some of the newer research about the Vagus Nerve.

The Vagus Nerve, which is one of the main regulators of the autonomic nervous system, and otherwise known as the Soul Nerve, is 80% afferent – meaning 80% of its impulses are traveling from the body up to the brain. And therefore only 20% of its nerve impulses are coming down from the brain to the body. You could say we have a 4 lane highway going up to the brain from the body, and only one lane coming down from the brain. Hence, processing from the body up, or bottom-up processing is the way to work with trauma. We must get into the body to heal the body and repair the nervous system in the body. If we just do primarily cognitive talk therapy, which is very supportive in some ways, we may not ever get to the bottom of a trauma pattern.

This is an ambitious plan I know… however this is the perfect fusion of trauma-informed bodywork, cognitive information on working with trauma and the nervous system and looking at these aspects in the astrology chart as well! It is blending many things I am passionate about!

It is my intention to have this class have an online component. I live in Charlottesville Virginia, a fairly progressive and “awake” small city, but even with our alternative medicine and healing scene, this is still a tiny niche. Hence I want to open this up to anyone who is interested in this rewarding topic.

Let me know if you are interested! My intention is to get this going by September or October.

Thank you for reading!

KM

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This post is a continuation of a previous article posted by the same title. Just scroll down or look in the Spiritual Astrology category on the right to find it.

Also, when I mention that an endocrine system is stressed, I am referring to the subtle energy. This could be the chi, the jing, (to use Chinese medicine terms) or it could be elemental energy that is out of balance. But either way, I believe our bodies are fairly resolute and fortified, so despite being stressed or depleted, we can continue to function fairly well in our lives. But if we know and recognize signs of stress, then it might be a good time to practice self-care.

Now to continue this thread. What transits and progressions can indicate a challenged kidney and adrenal (endocrine gland on the kidneys – responsible for adrenaline and other “fight or flight or freeze,” stress-response chemicals)?

First, what planets are in Libra or Aries? Is there any Natal pattern of sensitized kidneys? Saturn conjunct any personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) in Libra / Aries would say yes. Perhaps Pluto and Uranus as well. Simply having a single planet in Aries or Libra may not indicate much in the Natal chart, but if there is ever a time of heightened transit activity to that planet, then it might be good to watch for over-working and exhaustion.

Second, do Mars and Saturn make a challenging aspect in the Natal chart? If so, this could indicate sensitive adrenals. Then, if this is the case, whenever this aspect is transited or contacted by a progressed planet (or Ascendant / Midheaven), it could reflect a time of heightened stress in one’s life.

Finally, what aspects do Mercury and Uranus make? Are they pleasant or trying? This will show how the nervous system of the individual is geared naturally. Do they react in fear (aspect to Saturn perhaps)? Do they have faith in life (Mercury in Gemini making positive aspects or Uranus in Aquarius / Scorpio making positive aspects or positive Jupiter aspects)? You’d need to take the house placements into account for this as well. This can also give a fascinating glimpse into how a person deals with stress.

Now to show some examples. And actually, if you don’t mind, I will use some examples from my Natal Chart, as I started out the initial post by saying that my system is taxed, strained, exhausted beyond description. I am feeling like resting down for a month solid, and maybe that would be enough to convalesce.

Here’s my personal recipe for a stressed adrenal system:
Tr. Venus conjunct Mercury in Aries
Tr. Pluto square Mercury in Aries
Pr. Mars conjunct Mercury in Aries
Pr. Asc opposite Mars (which is opposite Saturn in my Natal Chart)
Pr. MC square Saturn (and soon to square Mars)

So my Mercury is a singleton in Aries, barely aspecting anything else (which may makes its manifestations more eccentric and unusual). The important thing for this example is that it is in Aries (the reciprocal of Libra). And look at all those intense Mercury hits – only the Tr. Venus passed over it quickly, moving on to later degrees of Aries with a rapid pace. Tr. Pluto will be squaring Mercury for at least a couple years (off and on in terms of its strength). And then Pr. Mars will be sitting on Mercury for a solid three years (!!!) – ooph! Remember, Mars in conjunction with Mercury leads to driving swiftly (think Aries), and driving fast leads to stressing the kidneys and adrenals as well. So now is a good time to purposely drive slower and more mindfully.

Then I have in my Natal Chart, Saturn in Virgo opposite Mars in Pisces, which is presently getting activated by the two Progressed Angles of the Ascendant and the Midheaven. So having Saturn opposite Mars in a chart can mean different things on various levels – personality effects, health implications, psychological issues which need to be cleaned up etc. And of course the house placement and other aspects to this opposition need to be looked at. But, if nothing else, we can easily assume that Mars opposite Saturn will have some kind of effect on the individual’s ability to handle stress.

As I mentioned earlier, having Mars and Saturn in a hard (challenging) aspect, which includes the opposition, indicates a pattern of easily stressed adrenals. Think about this in a very basic way: Mars is the gas (pedal or throttle) and Saturn is the brakes (limitation and restriction). What happens when we hit the gas and the brake at the same time? The vehicle gets very confused, upset even! Likewise, Mars and Saturn are not the best bed fellows.

So, even after doing years of personal growth work (therapeutic) as well as somatic processing work (bringing the therapy into the body), there could still be an old pattern of stress that could be re-triggered if given the right conditions. And sure enough – when we are stressed at work (for someone else), and if we are trying to juggle a new relationship, if we are simultaneously processing health issues and attempting to keep a part-time self-employed job going… Well you get the drift!

Isn’t it incredible how insidious stress can be? We don’t notice all the little things stacking up until we are saddled with many little responsibilities. Then the body will start to show signs of being exhausted. In my next post in this series, I will review (some of these things I have already mentioned) some techniques, activities and supplements I take to rest down and calm down.

Thank you kindly for reading.

*** Remember, Kirby Moore is not a licensed medical professional. He does not claim to be one and as a result he does not claim to be an expert on any of the above material (take it all with a grain of salt please). This is presented for educational or entertainment purposes only. If you have a medical problem, consult a licensed health care practitioner as soon as possible.

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