At the New Moon Phase,  when we cannot see  the Moon's light,  we instinctively jump-star t some new idea or
vission. Three and a half days pass between phases, & at the second phase, the
Crescent,  information arrives
defiing that new idea or vision.  At the third phase,  called the First Quarter Phase, we're urged to take  specific
towards manifesting the vision, & at the fourth, the Gibbous a major decision about this vision confronts us.

Full Moon Phase, two weeks after the New Moon, brings revelations concerning  the cycle's vision, & at the
Disseminating Phase,  we share what we've discovered  with others. The Last Quarter enables manifestation
of the vision into 3-D reality. The final phase, the Balsamic, is for letting go, for clearing out old issues  & prepar-
for the start of the next Moon Cycle.

The eight phases of the Moon__indeed, for any planetary cycle__correspond to a human's seven energy centers
(chakras), plus an
eighth center above the head  which communicates with Spirit-Creative Force Field one frequ-
ency octave higher. (
Figure 2) Our intellect can then evolve beyond space, time and dissolution.

For astrologers, any Natal Planets or chart Angles  (Ascendant,  Descendant, Midheaven, Nadir) at  27, 28 or 29
degrees of a zodiac sign will always be strongly affected by the New Moon and the entire Moon Cycle.

Synthesizing the significant degrees of the chart wheel develops the higher mind,  enabling us to "see
". This is a Jupiter function. Example: Perhaps we have at birth, Venus at  13 degrees Gemini,  Jupiter at
15 degrees , Leo, &  Uranus at 14 degrees Scorpio. When we connect the significance of the  14, 15 and 14 de-
gree connections with the interaction between  Venus, Jupiter & Uranus &  the interactions between  Gemini, Leo
and Scorpio,  we gain tremendous understanding  of a significant factor  imprinted in us  at birth,  and our intuition
greatly accelerates  our growth in  consciousness.  We begin to  "see"  &  understand  the  "
Language of  Light"
which is first perceived as "
phosgenes"__colored lights or symbols behind our closed eyes, & in visions, dreams
or meditations. Later. as we continue to work with those inner symbols, our brains automatically translate them in-
to thoughtforms accessible to us as we speak, write, make music or art .

When , through enlightenment,  we reach the  
Observer  Stage of  Consciousness  Evolution,  we view  ourselves
from a higher vibrational vantage point, watching our personality selves act, think & feel. All higher consciousness
states occur on a  collective spirit-soul level.  In subconscious memory  all is recorded  but we may not  always ac-
cess it from  a conscious beta-state.  However with  Higher Self-Superconscious memories  open to an  everyday
beta mind, too. At the end of even
sixty or seventy years in an Observer State, we can recall every single thought,
feeling or experience  we ever had in this lifetime  and possibly, in other lifetimes as well.  Our life lessons then oc-
beyond time and space__hyper-dimensionally,  as we explore advanced creating  through multi-dimensional  
realms. The dimension from which we now create is
Consciousness Itself.

Cyclic astrology helps us  get out of other people's mental & feeling patterns,  seize the patterns that are ours only,
and use them to move through life in a more thoughtful fashion. We perceive the behaviors that repeat themselves
over the weeks & months keeping us from being all we could be. As long as we still have strong feelings about so-
ething or somebody__ whether of fear, anger or intense desire__ we are still  emotionally attached, still  holding a
"charge", & the issue continues to affect us. When we develop the unattached, Zero-Point emotional state, we can
release from the feelings that control us.

As we adjust our inner selves, we learn to respect both the wisdom of elders & the inherent  innocence of children,
cherishing their teachings & contributions. The United States, in particular, has long been without true spiriual gui-
dance  among its leaders.  This fosters  cultural difficulties.  We need  socially &  culturally  experienced  elders to
show us how to interact with society.  Their ethical wisdom & pragmatic gifts to family, school, country & commun
ty can open younger individuals to their own inner truths and expanded minds.

When we make a change, things often get worse before they start to get better. Even though we know we
are managing life pretty well  & becoming a more balanced person,  those around us are used to relating to us in
old familiar ways.  When we suddenly act & speak differently,  they get upset,  not knowing  how to respond to the
"new us".The old games are no longer played; we don't react to the manipulations or trauma-dramas__or at least,
we respond in a gentler way. People are thrown off balance, they feel insecure, & a period of adjustment for them
is needed before life settles down.

For many who are evolving their consciousness,  a materially rich life has been purchased at a price of  inner alie-
nation & emptiness. How many people below retirement age find it nearly impossible to just sit in silence, listen to
inner guidance, & do absolutely nothing?  Instead, they define themselves  by their work,  achievements, personal
appearance,  possessions,  activities or the entertainment used to keep their minds distracted from the fear of ha-
ving to confront their inner selves.

Perhaps the deepest of life's secrets  is how to cultivate our inner lives  to ensure our elder years are filled with gr-
owth,  joy,  wisdom & a deeper attunement to  Creative Source. As we review our  life's journey__ walking through
the inner landscapes,  peering into their misty valleys and  ascending their  dizzying peaks__ we observe the spiri-
tual dimensions of Eldering

Some people would rather  remain hurt & dependent,  than risk  becoming healthy & alone.  Having learned to use
our pains as power,  we behold  wounding as a  primary reason  for either  defining  or empowering ourselves. Be-
havior patterns  rooted in our wounds  become our  tools of life,  we study  
"spiritual intimacy "  &  we observe  the
contemplative moments of Eldering. We release our painful histories and move from "age-ing" to "sage-ing".

By Marilyn La Croix