Its a huge day of astrological events. The 2nd Full Moon in June, a mutable grand cross, the Jupiter/North Node exact conjunction for the 3rd and final time, while Mercury triggers the Neptune/Saturn square and Venus in Cancer trines Black Moon Lylith and Mars trines Chiron. There is just so much going on that it’s a bit much to talk about. To have the Solstice on the same day as a power packed full moon is rare and epic.
Please see yesterday’s writing that touched on this Full Moon energy.
We will find that our communications may feel strained, as we attempt to ground them in some kind of realistic perspective… when we really aren’t sure what the next step is. Bantering about who is right, will only increase a sense of uncertainty in the long run.
Centering and inner positive dialogue will bring us clarity. Use the Mars/Chiron trine energy to heal and whole what feels fractured. This retrograde Mars is doing a very thorough job of churning up want needs to be soothed.
The change of season is strong and our need to nurture the seeds we planted in the Spring becomes a priority. This Solstice day sets the tone for the Summer season… so the Full Moon energy is very much a part of it. Again, I liken this time to the metamorphosis of the butterfly. The wings are a result (a gift) of a complete letting go process. I personally am experiencing this Big Time.
Frequently, change involves discomfort, especially when we are used to thinking a certain way about our life and how to live it. We are required to embrace necessary change so we can live our best life. Many of us are at a crossroads… letting go of something, so we can choose the next direction, weather it is letting go of low self esteem, an unhealthy relationship, a dream that no longer serves you… etc.
Focus on your breath over and over today.
Ask yourself what truly matters to you now.
Get past fear to hear an honest inner voice.
Be very loving to yourself and commit to dropping everything that interferes with you knowing the beauty and grace of your Light.
Sunday the 19th of June
It’s a relatively quiet start to the day, compared to earlier this week. The Sagittarius Moon has rolled past setting off steppingstone squares to the Jupiter-Neptune bridge. I feel like what ever was giving us some angst will subside some today. We are headed towards the Sagittarius Full Moon at sunrise Monday morning. So lets use today to set our intentions concerning beliefs, purpose, endings and beginnings.
The Uranus/Eris conjunction is still very powerfully lit up and will remain at exactly 24 degrees Aries, until the 24th of June. This is epic and the source of some of the major disruption we are experiencing in the world… it is purposeful in it’s chaos. Retrograde Mars is triggering this configuration, and turning up the heat in ways that require us to make adjustments. We are being called to Love from the higher-mind, where bigotry and prejudice do not resinate. We must build a New World - one heart at a time that. One Race - the Human Race.
The 2nd Full Moon in June (Blue Moon) occurs at 6:02 AM CDT on Monday the 20th. All Moons are a culmination and intensification of energy as the light of the Sun fully illuminates the Moon. In this instance,The Gemini Sun and the Sagittarius Moon are bridging at exactly 29 degrees - a master number of culmination. The previous Full Moon was at the beginning of Sagittarius, so these two full Moons are like bookends to a theme that has played out all month. We are meant to examine beliefs that we use to define ourselves and our position in life and our sense of freedom.
The lower frequency of this manifests as a demonstration of fanaticism and the need to be right, at the exclusion of all others. We are in a period of accelerated Awakening and shifting, that has shaken us to the core. We can see the underbelly of ignorance and hatred, so that it may be cleared and purified. The Jupiter/North Node combo is assisting us greatly in this challenging transition.
How can we live more authentically from our hearts, accepting our differences and embracing our uniqueness?
How can we use this ignited, core-power to remove ourselves from habits that we know are harmful and keep us rooted in fear?
The Summer Solstice occurs less than 12 hours after the Full Moon peaks, adding to the sacred geometry pattern of this day. This is a time to empower your dreams and aspirations with high minded focus, so you can live your true purpose in alignment with your Soul. This worldly shift is counting on each of us who are awakening, to rise up and lead with compassion, unconditional Love, courage and tolerance.
Take a moment today to speak to the Universal forces of change and (in you own way) declare to be triumphant as a truth seeker. Then listen.
The Moon is in Sagittarius for the entire day and this speaks to our view of the future and what we must clear out of the way, so that new forms and new ideas have a place to land.
Sagittarius has a strong need for clear space to aim high, and this means there is always clearing and cleaning involved.
Mercury and Mars are both making aggravating aspects to Uranus , the planet of revolution today. Mars, still retrograde in Scorpio, is all about digging deep into uncovering shadow and hidden patterns. This is not an easy mix when combined with uranus in Aries, that is all about fast-moving Innovation and awakening to new truths. Mercury and Gemini is brilliant but tends to get scattered, so it's very important to remember that grounding yourself and centering at the beginning of the day makes a huge difference.
The potential of this day is tremendous for being able to come to new levels of enlightenment, concerning your soul's growth and what your vision of your life is. it's best to let people be in their own process, while you embrace your own.
We are smack dab in the middle of the second of three Saturn/Neptune steppingstone squares. Saturn is in Sagittarius and the focus is on building structures that reflect greater wisdom and high ideals. Neptune is in his own sign of Pisces, and spiritual development, inspiration, artistic breakthroughs and humanity's connectedness are highlighted.
It's a time for checking in and taking stock of our progress and realistically checking our ideals and visions, to see which ones can stand up to some scrutiny and even reignite our passion for who we have always known ourselves to be.
The Saturn Neptune stepping stone Square is very much about which dreams are viable; which ideals are applicable in working towards the next step of our reality, and which ideals and dreams have outlived their time. This is the time to ask ourselves > Which ones can we see are no longer appropriate or even relatable, based on our current level of development?
With Jupiter and the North Node involved, there is a tremendous opportunity here to reestablish and enliven a level of personal integrity, one that can work miracles for us in the future. Which direction will you choose?
This is a Void of Course (VOC) Moon day in Scorpio for nearly twelve hours
(8:52 AM to 8:23 PM) and as always, this is a time to integrate and do inner work. There days are so perfectly timed, after periods of great intensity and upheaval. Trying to move things forward in your external world, in spite of the slower pace that is needed, will just create frustration. It’s a day to flow and allow your deepest Self to coast as much as possible.
What discoveries have you made, when it comes to the way you manifest thoughts into things and what could be changed for better effectiveness and results?
When the Moon enters Sagittarius at the end of the VOC tonight, the forward moving energy will support expansive actions and impulses to move forward. Listen to the inspirations that only come, after down times of integration.
Right at 9 AM the Moon and retrograde Mars conjoin at 24 degrees Scorpio. Where ever that lands in your chart is a big trigger point for action that is transmutational. This is even more concentrated because Black Moon Lilith and Juno are exactly conjunct at the master degree (29) Libra at the same time. How we see ourselves in others and how they mirror back to us… becomes evident.
There is something mysterious and magical about this combined alignment and it’s worth paying attention to. Different aspects of our divinity are coming together to show us something new about ownership, justice and balance. Just be the observer and see what you notice, explore without judgement, blaming or conclusions.
A new kind of liberation is brewing.
Venus moves into Cancer around 4 PM and from now until July 12th our emotional body swims in the sign ruled by the Moon. Cancer is highly sensitive and intuitive. Be careful not to personalize and attach yourself to "getting your feelings hurt' ... that is a possible lower vibrational manifestation of this placement. Its so much better to keep an open heart and recognize that someone else's opinion or drama is not your business. Use this time to finely tune to your heart-brain and let it speak to you from your highSelf that knows you are Love.
The Moon is in passionate, mysterious Scorpio the entire day and night and she makes helpful connections to Neptune, Jupiter and Pluto along the way. This is excellent energy for getting to the truth of the matter. What dreams are worth going after and which ones are not in your best interest?
To discover the truth, some quality time with ourselves is essential. When we consciously separate from the roar of the busy world, we can hear our personal truth much easier.
The Steppingstone-square between Chiron (Pisces) and the Sun (Virgo) is at a peak today. Theres a way to illuminate (shine the light on) an old wound, or a painful past that you have been holding onto… and let it find completion today. Meaning, use this energy to recognize that what ever it was… it is not happening now, it has become story that we keep alive in the present and re-imagine it as real. Now is all that is real and if we can grasp that today… this steppingstone will be the leg up we need to move forward on a new path, free of the weight we have been carrying within the memory.
This doesn’t mean we are invalidating the power of the intensity, or even the pain of the experience. In fact, we are honoring it, when we extract the lesson and the wisdom to then move on. Everything in life is moving on and we will have greater peace and ease when we do this as well.
We serve the world best by finding Love and a centered place within ourselves. If you feel disconnected from your spirit… make it a priority to find your way back.
It only takes a second… a smile, a hug, a flower, a grandchild, a cloud, a tree… connect and you are there.
For much of this week, we are experiencing an empowering trine between Pluto and the Jupiter/North Node conjunction, that is still resonating. When we allow ourselves to tap into the transformational nature of this frequency, great progress can be made! Doors can open to realistic opportunities, strong collaborations and evolutionary leaps can happen. It’s very important to notice where we are putting our attention. Your thoughts are generating your future… especially the ones that are emotionally charged.
Are you focused on events that feel out of your control?
How can you do what appears to be impossible?
Are you feeling helpless or overwhelmed?
Is getting centered feeling like too much work?
This is a good time to remember the ‘Serenity Prayer’
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
The Sun forms a steppingstone-square to Chiron today and after a Venus/Chiron share earlier this week… many of us are dealing with old wounds and self worth issues showing up. I know… haven't we been doing this all along now? to the point of ‘I need a break’ or ‘when will this end?’
Here is the deal as I hear it:
We are in the most important, transformational, shifting energies that this planet and humanity has ever known. Its huge. So that in itself suggest that clearing, healing, wholing, realignment, death and release of the old to the rebirth of the new are a huge part of our experience. We all need more Self-Nurturing time, compassion for Self and others.. And a good dose of regular time in nature to navigate the twists and turns, to stay present and enjoy the gifts of being here Now.
This is the time to see through any ‘false-self’ you have been trying to hold up or maintain. Personal mastery and integrity is what we are working on now and today will bring a tune up that will be clear to us… perhaps a little later.
Sometimes a Neptune station (exact yesterday, but in effect for a few days) can feel like it’s really hard to get going. I personally felt like my legs were twice their weight and very difficult to move yesterday. So the solution was a swim (more floating) after which, I was able to get going with greater ease. Water is extra important for many reasons right now. Drink high quality water if you can and find a lake, stream, river, or ocean to connect to. Even downloading a free ocean or river sounds APP can be helpful.
In the wee hours the Gemini Sun and Uranus in Aries formed a sextile that will be strong all day. Playful, adventurous dreams can spill over into our waking hours. This should really help with any lethargy that might have taken hold. Creative solutions expressed as sudden urges… to try something new and innovative are bound to show up. Go with your gut on this one.
The Libra Moon forms a bridge to Uranus at 7:33 PM and then trines the Sun at 8:58 PM. Allow some shifting perspectives and even schedules to do what they will. In other words, notice where you strongly want to control things and just don’t this time! The Sun/Moon trine emphasizes harmonious connections and pleasant conversations. The rest of the evening continues to reflect good vibes, so lets all resonate with them and choose peace in our hearts tonight.
The morning is quiet until 10:39 AM, when Venus >in chatty Gemini and retrograde Mars >in passionate Scorpio, connect awkwardly and perhaps express too impulsively. Emotions are running high and finding your center when the other guy is loosing it, can be very challenging… but it builds mastery. Choose your words wisely and see if you can figure out how to more clearly express a new truth you have uncovered > about yourself.
Neptune (in his own sign of Pisces) stations and turns retrograde today and will remain retrograde until November 19th 2016. From 12 degrees to 9 and back to 12… this is Neptune’s path from today to March or 2017.
When a planet changes directions, it is poised at a very powerful point and the emphasis of the energy it represents is greatly strengthened. Neptune moves very slowly and will assist us in re-visioning the old world into the new. He blurs lines and boundaries and while retrograde, sensitive intuitives could feel overloaded, as psycic tendencies will be amplified.
Neptune longs for altered states of consciousness where oneness is viscerally apparent. Refrain from escaping via excessive use of substances, self medicating and alcohol as they are the shadow side of Neptune. Meditation, music, spiritual practices, dance and art will be more effective in reaching an elevated state.
There is no mistaking that we are living in tumultuous times and disillusionment here in the US, is at an all time high. We need to tell the truth to ourselves about what we have denied, this retrograde period is a time for doing just that.
On Friday the 17th, Saturn will form a steppingstone-square to this newly retrograde Neptune, setting the stage for foundations that are built on deception… to be unveiled and toppled. Who knows how that will manifest personally or culturally. The thing with Neptune, is that it’s always connected to the spiritual truth that all is one and while he baths in his home sign of Pisces, illusions come to light and are washed away.
It looks like a very pleasant Sunday from an astrological perspective, once we get past 8 AM. The very early hours have some challenging aspects that could reflect something off center within us. So if if we just chill out (perfect for Sunday morning) until 9:48 AM, the Virgo Moon will sextile Mars and some productivity will ensue, )as much as is possible), since the Moon will be Void all day (inner journey and rest) until she enters Libra tonight.
One of the big events today is a playful sextile between Venus in Gemini and Uranus in Aries at 10:13 AM. This is in effect all day and it suggest that we can be pleasantly surprised, if we are willing to venture out past our normal patterns. Venus in Gemini loves to be social and Uranus in Aries loves to be bold and shake things up. Resources will show up today, that can combine the two in an exciting way.
Mercury leaves the slower, steady, groundedness of Taurus and skips into the mercurial airiness of Gemini. All mental processes will begin to speed up and networking and sharing info will increase tremendously. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and in his own sign he is brilliant and capable of multi-faceted, multi-dimensional thinking. The swiftness with which he moves can lead to scattered focus unless we consciously ground ourselves.
If you find your mind moving too fast, focus on your breath and take 3 long, slow, big ones (this adjusts the parasympathetic nervous system), breathing techniques help you feel connected to your body—it brings your awareness away from the worries in your head and quiets your mind. It’s a built in stress reliever. It’s a gift that we forget about.
We end the day with the Moon shifting into Libra at 7:34 PM and she then trines Mercury at 7:43 PM. Relationships can enjoy some fun conversations…possibly restoring some much needed balance, with a mix of light heartedness and peaceful connection.
The Virgo Moon forms a bridge to Neptune in Pisces at 8:00 AM. When we set our vibration in the beginning of our day, it sends out a signal to the law of attraction that sets up the tone of how our day will progress. That is why a morning practice of some kind is so important. (Thank you Abraham)
This bridge invites us to travel from Virgo to Pisces and back again, inspiring practicality and service oriented thoughts, to connect to the imaginative, compassionate, creative vastness. If you allow yourself to connect in this way - traversing the bridge - inspiration will surely arise.
A lunar steppingstone-square to Saturn just an hour later, will show us where we are attempting to use self judgement as a motivator (old world pattern). Realize that in this new world (divine feminine) we have now stepped into… a softer approach is more effective.
How can you more gently speak to yourself… allowing your kinder - inner teacher to guide you with empowerment, instead of criticism?
Setting your morning’s tone to a higher vibration will pay off in a wonderful way when the Virgo Moon joins with Jupiter at 1:30 PM. Whatever you are focusing on will expand rapidly… so choose carefully. In traditional astrology, Virgo can often bring up subjects like health and dietary habits and all the things that need to be perfected by analyzing the details. Don’t give in to any idea of ‘not enough-ness’ about yourself or anyone.
In Cosmic Astrology, Virgo is all about wholeness and the emotional wisdom that reverently honors your Self in a way that brings alignment and relief. (Think of the Love of Mother Mary) Allow yourself to be renewed today with a mindset that speaks to accepting with love… where ever you are in the NOW.
The last lunar aspect of the day happens at 5:22 PM, when the Moon trines Pluto. This is a great followup to the earlier energies. Now we can more easily implement a change in habit, a shift in perception and experience metamorphosis. When I think of Pluto, I envision the butterfly emerging form a cocoon. You cannot rush the process and if you try, the butterfly cannot fly.
We are Learning to respect the pace of nature in our own lives.
Enjoy your Saturday!
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