At 2:54 AM Wednesday morning, Mercury and Uranus joined in an exact trine, so our dreams - if we did sleep at all - could download some very interesting messages. This combo aligns communications, intellect and brilliant ideas and may give some much needed “good JuJu” to any technological challenge. This entire day is full of creative sparks from this Leo/Aries trine and we want to take advantage of it as much as we can. Allow yourself (and others) to think outside the box and let innovation lead you to new territory. Conversations will be lively with inspired words and successful connections. If you needed to pitch a new idea, do it early today!
The Moon’s square to Venus at 7:24 PM can challenge us as we may find stubborn attitudes creeping in so just observe and … remember to maintain some flexibility.
The Uranus station is on going and it’s strong, as he will actually hover at the 24th degree (this began late June) until the 1st week of September. When a slow moving planet stations, as Uranus will officially station to go retrograde this Friday…they are at their strongest intensity and Uranus brings lightening striking out of the blue. it is unpredictable and unstable and great at changing things on a dime. I have already experienced this in a big way this week and with that being said….
My dear friend and associate Shakti, told a story/meditation at our EFT group last night that went something like this:
Picture yourself in a clear flowing stream and on the sides of the banks you see all kinds of events as you float by, you see eddy’s where the water is trapped and swirling and your best way of navigating the environment is to stay in the flow… observing all that is going on.
It’s much more peaceful from the observer position as we flow in the present current of the stream. We will get caught in the eddy’s from time to time and the monkey mind will insist we can change it as we continue to go in circles and get more frustrated. The only thing to do is detach from the strong emotional reactions and paddle back into the flow. You can get back to it via meditation, laughter, music, nature, reading the 4 agreements again, listening…etc.
Find the flow, stay with the current, breathe more deeply.
With Vesta (She is guardian of the sacred fire and how we express devotion) has moved into Cancer as of yesterday. This will escalate the need for nurturing and catering to those who have been cast aside or forgotten in the world. On a persona level, our passion is reignited by the goddess energy of the heart and we may become tenacious when it comes to nurturing our loved ones. It’s a step in the direction of embracing the whole of who we are and all of the inhabitants on Mother Earth.
The Moon enters stable Taurus at 10:38 AM and then she immediately meets up with Ceres. What a time to practice Earthing, or use your imagination to see yourself rooted deep inside the planet. Give it a try… just a few minutes… breathe in the grounded energy and let it sooth your overstimulated nervous system. This practice is excellent for assisting us through the quakes and shakeups going down.
Mercury in Leo (intellect, communications) trines Eris in Aries (purposeful disruption and revolution) today and will do the same with Uranus tomorrow. We may encounter some ‘brave new world’ decisions and bold communications that can help to catapult us on a new path. This is a lightning fast frequency with very little dependable predictability. Eris and Uranus are bringing forth events we never dreamed would happen and they are far from finished!
Anything that comes up over the next 2 days, no matter how shocking or uncomfortable, is designed in high order to set us free. We are still largely unaware of patterns and programs in our subconscious that are holding us back and interfering with our expansion. These aspects are catalysts set in place by our inner being to wake us up to the longing we have to live more freely, with more love, greater joy and less judgement.
The Taurus Moon and the Leo Sun ( at 6:00 PM) set up a steppingstone-square that shows us where our need for attention and our stubbornness to keep things the same can be elevated to the expression of creativity and a sense of gratitude that helps us remember that life is a gift to be celebrated.
It’s a strong Aries Moon day and there is lots of mental stimulation… moving swiftly. Its a good day to accomplish task and find inspirations for new solutions. The Aries Moon will form a steppingstone-square to Pluto and at some point you may find yourself obsession over an idea or feeling a strong need to change Everything! It’s always good to breath and ask your gut what the best course of action is. Sometimes, it's just a matter of feeling your way to the right answer and that means you have to leave the confines of the monkey mind, whose sole job is to come from fear as a protection mechanism.
Eris went retrograde on the 19th and Uranus will turn retrograde this Friday as well. These two symbolic elements represent disruption and awakenings via the unexpected and surprises. As they are retrograde, we are directed to contact our inner landscape to see where the difficulties in our external world are a mere reflection of some inner mis-alignment. The outer world is going to feel very unstable and it’s important to find your center while the changes occur. For the new to emerge, the old must fall apart. It’s not personal… re-read the 4 agreements.
Mars ( physicality, a trigger, a motivator) 1st entered Scorpio back in January and after an intense retrograde period…he has now moved to 27 degrees of Scorpio, getting ready to enter Sagittarius on August 2nd. Mars is way more comfortable with the fires of Sagittarius, than the deep waters of Scorpio. So many of us have been really having a hard time with this deep digging journey that Mars has led us on. It’s about to lighten up!
So use this last week of July to reflect on what you have learned about your physical relationship to your body, your home, your world.
We have a lunar shift from Pisces waters to the fires of Aries that energizes this day to inspire actions. It’s not a lazy morning to stay hidden under the sheets. Pop up and get going.
As the day winds down, Venus and Pluto rub each other in a not so comfortable way… stimulating the need to come clean about something and make the appropriate adjustments around love and money. Be careful to not join in power plays or emotional manipulations on either side of a relationship. Use this energy to dive deep into the shadow side and get to the cause of the issue if there is one.
The best way to deal with this energy is to look for how to establish a more equitable balance. We need to breath and stay present and that may take serious focus. Be alert and give space when needed, but do be willing to see some truth that may have been hiding and then…. turn and face it to find liberation.
The Moon is in Compassionate Pisces all day and our sensitivity levels, along with our psycic abilities are elevated. When experienced in the higher frequencies… Pisces is all about imagination, devotion, spirit travel, compassion, oneness, mysticism and all kinds of artistic endeavors… just to name a few.
When we are bogged down in the lower resonance of Pisces, there is an experience of victimhood, escapism, addiction, helplessness and co-dependency that sabotages the higher expression.
The Sun in Leo squares Ceres while Chiron in Pisces parallels Ceres in Taurus.
All of this adds up to a day that calls for connection without self-sacrifice. Boundaries are necessary for Self-Care and today we will learn something about how that is functioning in our lives.
Take it easy today and be very kind to yourself and others!
The Sun leaves Cancer and blazes into Leo where it will be for the next 30 days. Think of Leo energy as the innocent expression of a child’s heart in it’s purest form… before the illusion of separation sets in, before fear based conditioning takes hold, before the need for approval takes over. There is joy inherent in it and self expression is the spearhead that unleashes exuberant appreciation and gratitude. The Leo season is a time to play, create, celebrate and appreciate, so no matter how nuts your life is… don’t miss it!
Looking at everything and each situation as a gift and an opportunity to learn, can be really difficult when we are so uncomfortable ( I am extraordinarily uncomfortable as of late)... that’s where being the observer comes in. As the Runes so wisely advise: “Be certain that you are not suffering over your suffering”. Take a step back and see what small thing you can do to connect to that inner child that perhaps… has been set aside. Our inner being knows we are fine, while our inner child is cranky and wants to run from all the physical symptoms the shift has stirred up. She or He holds the key to finding joy and pure happiness in the simplest of ways. We must let them find a way to celebrate and play on this sometimes difficult journey.
The Moon is now in intuitive Pisces and boundaries melt away as the emotional need for oneness and altered states of consciousness takes it’s turn. With Neptune is Pisces for years to come, water continues to sooth, so find a good source.
Mercury in Leo forms an inconjunct to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, which can feel like a shirt on backwards that requires changing. In this instance it is something we need to change in our thinking. Transforming some way you look at power and authority will help to make the needed adjustment to progress down this evolutionary path successfully. Investigate any need to be the center of attention (the Leo shadow side) or over compensating for hidden uncertainty. That’s where you will find the gift... one that leads to greater freedom.
Inconjuncts (Quincunx’s) are prevalent right now and in general, they indicate discomfort that stimulate choices that need to be made. Today’s belongs to the adjustment needed between Venus and Neptune. The higher heart and the lower heart are beckoning us to decide what Love means to us.
Are we trying to find fulfillment by pleasing others to get approval?
Are we loving ourselves enough to tap into a higher Love for all?
Are rose colored glasses preventing us from seeing the truth?
Choose the way that leads to self acceptance instead of self judgement… no matter what is going down or what has transpired in the past. it’s time to let it go!
Staying open and tuning into the higher heart, combined with healthy boundaries… this is the way to move onward and upward. If you breathe deeply and ask yourself what is true for you… listen and don’t go against your answer.
An Aquarius Moon invites us to practice self-acceptance, as we are directed to make an important choice - to drop the old baggage from the past, let go of the story and allow ourselves to step forward with Unconditional Self Love.
Watch out for flare ups as the Moon and Mars can bring up some stuff that we didn’t want to deal with around 9 PM tonight. It’s best to stay in your corner and stay out of tangos for now.
Some might say things are calming down and I can say in my world that is not the case. I'm having to constantly recenter and breathe. Life in this new place feels like moments linked together loosely... but not like linear time at all. My sensitivity to electronics is ridiculous! I can feel my laptop buzz flooding my arms and I have to break frequently from typing to handle it. Anyone else having that experience?
By the way... I really do appreciate all comments and responses :D
The Full Moon was very strong and she has now moved on - to independent, brilliant Aquarius.
Eris continues to shake up our root system... so we can see with new eyes, just where we have placed the source of our happiness and power and how much of that is in someone else's hands? It's not the "codependency no more call" but it is about realizing like never before, that our well-being matters and that we must listen to our own heart to discover how to unplug from old habits, that have left us depleted. We get big energetic help with this today!
Venus in Leo (heart) and Saturn in Sagittarius (authority, internal and external) are delivering a strong fire trine that brings upliftment and inspiration to all relationships, including the one we have with ourselves. If your self esteem has tanked, or your financial picture has become dim in the midst or this massive transformation... this aspect can bring stability to you heart's desires and make the way clear for a plan.
Many of us are feeling like it's time to get on with it and Saturn aligning with Venus in this fired up way, speaks to getting the ball rolling. Set intentions and take steps (baby steps are fine) and you will feel gratified.
We are continuing to experience the Neptune/Saturn steppingstone square that has us baffled at times, when it comes to blending our creative spiritual side with our goal oriented-responsible side. This goes on thru the rest of the Summer and becomes exact in September, along with the next set of eclipses. So we are given plenty of time to dance with this dynamic. The key is learning how to live a more creative life and figuring out how to incorporate that into our daily lives.
The way I would describe the energy today is .... truly a game changer - when we tap in and utilize courage to let go and rise up.
Eris (purposeful inner disruption) is stationing to go retrograde this afternoon and the Capricorn Moon is Full at 5:54 PM and then goes void until 10:12 PM. Ceres entered Taurus yesterday to assist us in grounding the energy to self-nurture via trusting our inner GPS guidance system. Meditation and centering are at a peak of importance with all this intense energy flowing.
Mercury is trining Saturn, bringing great assistance for us to take the new mental model of masculine energy and feed it into structures that empower our inner authority Self. Messages abound today, be sure to listen.
If your nervous system is sensitive (as is mine) and you find the frequencies overwhelming... Ceres in Taurus reminds us to not underestimate the power of Earthing (grounding) to midwife us into our new Self. Why not take 10 minutes tonight to put your bare feet on the earth and breathe 3 deep connected breathes - then ask for your personal download to come in clearly.
Traditionally the bridge between Capricorn (tonight's Moon) and Cancer (the Sun) can bring up the need to balance our attention between work in the world and our home life. Many of us experience the challenge of how to take care of all the plates we are spinning in this busy world. We can come to believe that we can't drop the ball... we must do more and that we will get to our own needs, after we have handled everything else. This is a time to reverse that limited belief that was supported in the old paradigm; it is breaking apart for a good reason. Self Love - the Higher Unconditional Love is what will ultimately generate this new world, exponentially one Soul to the next. Look for the light within yourself and see where you are too dependent on others to show it to you. Giving your authority away, gives your power away and builds neediness and resentment. Claim your authority and be the author or your life script... write it with the Highest Love and Light.
We have a Sagittarius Moon that went VOC (Void of Course) at 3:58 AM and this 'in-between' energy lasts until she steps into Capricorn at 2:34 PM. Remember, VOC Moons are always a time to reflect and slow down and listen. It's nice to have a Sunday with this kind of laid back energy... inspirations and new insights can come from the depths, so be sure you give yourself some quiet time to listen.
The Capricorn Moon that starts this afternoon, begins the energy theme of the Full Moon on Tuesday night. Capricorn is grounded, rooted and ruled by Saturn - our inner authority and teacher. Traditional astrology speaks of limitations and boundaries when it comes to Saturn and this does point to a guidance system ... just as the banks of the river are boundaries and direct the flow of water to the ocean; they are necessary.
Getting to know your inner being as teacher and guide is paramount during these overstimulated times. There is a challenging connection between the Sun (our consciousness) and Saturn inside this void that speaks to an irritating issue that could arise. When addressed with heightened awareness, we can see the clear picture as a reflection of something incongruent within ourselves, it's one that needs balancing.
Don't be dictatorial of hard on yourself or others... that is no longer the way. Instead, look to see what belief has captured your perception and realize that a belief is just a thought that has repeated for so long... that it now seems solid. It is just energy that we can shift if we give up our attachment to the meaning and the protection we thought it provided. The Sun in Cancer is showing us a better way of Self-Care that negates self-sacrifice to please others. Now is the time to see how that dynamic operates in our lives and clear it.
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