This week brings a big relief - Mercury in Gemini goes direct Tuesday July 1 at approx 5AM Pacific Time.
It will take a couple of days for things to settle down and our minds to get out reverse and move forward (by the 3rd you'll be clear headed again), but you can breathe a sigh of relief and know that matters will be cleared up, your mind works, decisions are sound, and forward thinking, contracts, communication is made right again. Mercury will be in its home until July 12th when it moves back into Cancer as it was when the retrograde began. Use these 12 days to make esp smart decisions as Mercury in Gemini is at its best here.
Sorry but don't expect this holiday weekend to be relaxing and fun. In the wee hours of Friday, the Sun and Pluto are at odds. (Might even be Thursday fallout as this approaching aspect from the evening of the 3rd to the 4th is building steam). It's strong power struggle time, so don't get into a fight now, as it will escalate into something quite harsh - that includes governments, institutions, military. Stay away from crowds if you can. Have back yard gatherings, and chill. If someone wants to fight or control things, maybe surrender and know next time not to invite this person. People are cranky and stubborn, so take the high road. Things will be much calmer by the afternoon, so maybe start your fun later in the day and avoid the morning dramas.
That's the big stuff this week. Be kind to your mind and rest while you get your thinking patterns back in gear. Have a great weekend but avoid gatherings Thursday night to Friday Midday when people can be pretty unreasonable. And rest in between.
July has some big movements coming - Saturn goes direct again, Jupiter leaves Cancer and moves into Leo, a great place for Jupiter for the next year.
I got a lot of questions about manifesting from people, so I wrote a special blog about it. Click here to read more. See you next week.
The Sun moves into Cancer on the 21st at almost 6AM. Gone are the social days of Gemini and now its time for "nesting". Be with good friends and family. Share. Be emotional and expressive. Be Thankful. Wrap yourself in the love of your friends and family. Bond with BBQ's, picnics and parties.
On Monday the 23rd (till July 17), Venus the planet of Love, leaves its home in Taurus and moves into Gemini. Meet the love of your life at a lecture, in line for a movie, in a bookstore, at a concert. Spice up an existing relationship by taking a weekend trip to some place you'd never been before. It's a time for lighter love, fun, laughter, shared experiences. It will offset the deep emotionalism of Cancer Sun right now, but not completely. One foot in two worlds for a few weeks.
Retrograde Mercury is now back in Gemini, Venus in Gemini and Gemini moon the 24th and 25th. Someone from the past may show up. Wait until July 2 when Mercury has gone direct to make judgements when your mind is more clear. This final week of Mercury Retrograde is always a mess, esp in its own sign, so buckle up and be ready for lots of frustration. Breathe and try to relax. You can't fight the elements right now, so better to surrender for a while.
June 25-26 Mars opposes Uranus. This is danger time for social unrest and violence. Could be severe lightening storms too thanks to Uranus. Just lay low if you can. Don't pick a fight. People are on edge big time. Protest with caution as the push back could be quite fierce.
Friday the 27th has a morning and mid-day Mars Inconjunct (an adjustment is needed) to Saturn. Steady and determined, not fast or angry, will get you where you want to go. New Moon in Cancer that same day is good for Cancers to start their new year now and make changes to make your life happier. Reconcile with friends and family on this day and give each other a fresh start.
Sunday June 29th, Venus in Gemini is Square(stressful) to Neptune in Pisces. Don't be a victim, or fool yourself. You just aren't seeing things as they are. And Mercury is still retrograde. Make no decisions if you can help it. Mercury goes direct on the 1st, but give yourself a couple of days to be thinking clearly again.
I was going to talk about money manifesting after so many people sent comments. But I had an interesting week I thought I'd share. We'll talk money next week.
I had a birthday, which was mostly a week of being ill. I got an infection and was bed ridden for several days. I am not a good patient. I get bored, restless and feel trapped. I spent a lot of time thanking my body for being so strong most of the time.
But I also know that getting bed-ridden is the Universe forcing you to face yourself, to examine and explore. And so I did. I met parts of me I don't like to see; parts of me that embarrass me; parts of me I completely avoid. I watched a lot of old movies and cried a lot. It felt great. Release that pain. There is nothing like a good cry. Its an emotional cleanse. It also releases stress. Include forgiving yourself in those cries.
For several months I have been pushing myself to the limits, and completely crashed from not taking care of me. This time of illness has renewed me in some ways; it has given me new insights, new goals, the desire to set new patterns, and to let go of the past and really start anew. And its also time to start to love myself more. I am such a harsh critic of myself, and find myself sorely lacking in so many ways. I don't know why we find it so hard to love ourselves, see our greatness, our growth and our connection to Spirit. Each one of us is part of, literally, the Creator. How can we be lacking? Make a list of everything about you that you really like, and turn that into love. When someone compliments you, take it in and hold it close and let it touch you. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to be loved on every level of life. You ARE worthy. Let the good stuff in. It won't come if we fear. Fear is the great blocker of EVERYTHING. Focus on the good, the positive, the best in the world, and we manifest the best around us in our daily lives, and also change the world, one drop at a time.
Now go look in the mirror and say out loud to yourself, "I love you so much. You are amazing!!"
It's summer now, enjoy!
June 13th is a full moon in Sagittarius, making a harmonious aspect with Uranus. Things can happen suddenly or unexpectedly, but in a good news or event way. It's a day of optimism and more "new". Be ready to be surprised and happy.
Yes Mercury is just starting it's retrograde. Take your time. Slow down. Double check. Finish the old, or wrap up things you've been meaning to take care of.
On the 9th, Neptune is going retrograde for five months, so look back at your spiritual progress and see where you have fallen short, and make a plan to integrate these practices into your life and become routine. If you are not working to connect to your higher self now, you are missing out on great stuff. So use these months to make spiritual practice an intrinsic part of your life. It's truly magic time, so lets talk about manifesting!! It's time to become a Wizard!
Right now the stars are changing us, making us more spiritual if we are open to it, or using more of our brain than we have before (what is that 90% we don't use capable of doing?!?). Your ability to "create" is a natural part of you, because you are part of the great Creator. Zillions of souls, from planets to people, are here to create after having been created. Building skyscrapers or inventing a new product is proof we are inventors, but what about other kinds of creation? Your mind can do amazing things, and even more when its connected to spirit.
This week is my birthday, and birthdays are like New Years Day, a time of thinking about your life, and where you want to take it, what you want to change or lose, and how to make things better than they are. Two things I have decided I want - a life partner and more prosperity. Some people use vision boards, but my experience with writing it down has given me great results in the past, while vision boards did nothing for me. Try what works for you, there is no right or wrong.
After taking care of my mom for 3 years before she passed, and needing a way to get back into the world of living, after spending so much time in the world of disease and dying, I knew I needed to "manifest" my new life. I looked back at the tools I had used in the past, but was feeling kind of uncertain. Then "suddenly", I found this book staring at me in an email from Hay House. It changed me almost immediately. I ordered this book "Write it down, Make it Happen" (see sidebar - this book is FULL of inspiration about how people manifested the life or thing they wanted) wondering if it would help me turn a corner. Wow! I started manifesting within 2 hours of writing what I wanted! Believe me it works. But that was five years ago, how would it be now I wondered? I began just thinking, not writing, earlier this week.
Typically the key is to write down as many details as you can. Some do lists, others create stories. The more details you write, the more clear what you want becomes, and each time you write it down again, add new ideas or details until you have the perfect vision in your mind. Get a journal specifically for this dream, or if you're doing it on computer, use some pretty stationery to take you there too. Writing before bedtime is especially good because then you take that intention right into the dream state and can manifest it even more easily. This then sets the stage to draw it to you, i.e.:
Life Partner: I want a partner who is taller than me; can support himself; makes me laugh; I can lean on him for support; he likes to go to concerts, plays, movies and ballet; likes dining out and trying new kinds of food; likes to travel plus weekend outings; who has a sense of honor and cares about others; who admires what I do and is proud of me; he is working on his spirituality and inner development, he is romantic and affectionate; he is my friend and confidant, but gives me my space when I need it (alone time renews me) and is OK if I want to spend a weekend away at a spa with the gals. The Universe and my sincere desire for this person will bring him into my life at the right time. I just have to trust that this will happen (think current time, not he will come, he is here instead, otherwise he's always on his way, not here in the present.)
Prosperity: I want to earn three times what I am making now, without three times the work. I want more leisure time, more social time, and time to travel - and that will involve making more money to pay off my debts in full and adding more to my savings. How can I do that!?! I felt the blocks happening from the start. But I persisted in "knowing" that the Universe knows how to make this happen, even if I don't. I had not started writing it yet, just ruminating. That was Tuesday.
Thursday, I had a conversation with a friend and got an idea of what I could do to make 3.5 times more than I do now! It was a big light bulb moment. And I will have that plan in motion in just a few days so I am good to go!! Whoa! I didn't even have to write it down, I manifested it by just thinking on it.
And I feel this happened because of the changes going on within us all. We are MORE POWERFUL NOW than ever before. Magic, as we think of it, is available to us more than ever. Our intuition, hunches, knowing, feeling, empathizing, insights are powerful now. All the feminine qualities our world frowns on in too many places, all these abilities are increasing. We are integrating her skills and bringing them to our lives and the world simultaneously. We can dream what we want, and make it so. Dream the new world, Dream the things you want, Dream happiness and prosperity and love, Dream world Peace, Dream kindness and fairness; Dream the Earth is healed from the poisons we pour into her, Dream about using another 20% of your brain and see where that takes you! Dream about levitating. Dream about teleportation (I always wanted to be Samantha and twitch my nose to Paris)! Dream of spontaneous healing. Dream. Dream. Dream. I challenge you to become your own Wizard! Just give it a try! You might just amaze yourself, and once you know what you can do, dream bigger about how you can transform the whole world by believing in it. WE are the collective creators. So go create already!
Here comes a little astrology lesson. I am going to talk about astro things over time to help you see how astrology is an amazing art which interprets astronomy, and has for thousands of years. It's kind of like knowing what the Universe is up to - its a road map of what's around the corner. But first to glimpse some of how it works in your own chart.
Your first house is your costume, its how others see you but is not necessarily who you really are. It's calculated by the time of day you were born, and where in longitude and latitude you were, what city, you were born in. For example, if you have Pisces rising, people think you are dreamy, artistic, easy going, spiritual, take your time to make a decision, and perhaps are overly emotional or sentimental, and diplomatic - and you do have some of the qualities if this is your rising sign. But if you have Aries as your Sun sign, the real you, your soul if you will, you are really a go-getter, who acts impulsively, doesn't like restraints, has a short temper and can be too blunt and hurt people's feelings and does not like authority. But people don't see that when they meet you, only over time the "camouflage" wears off and they see who you really are. You chose this costume for a reason, how you want people to react to you, which can or won't give you an edge. Planets in your first house also add to the costume, i.e. if you have Saturn in your first house people see you as serious, even stern. If you have Pluto there you are always re-inventing yourself, or showing new parts of yourself to the world, showing the world different costumes.
When you look at one of those magazine horoscopes, you should be looking at your rising sign, because the houses are where planets move in and out of, and thus they affect you more based on the house they belong to. If you are a Leo, you are ruled by the Sun so your sun sign is especially important and often the horoscope for Gemini with Leo rising make both signs important in reading about transits. If you have Pisces rising, you are ruled by Neptune, and whatever is going on with Neptune is especially import to you at all time. In any case, the rising sign is significant so read your sun sign and your rising sign. Have I confused you yet? Astrology is complex. It takes years to really know it, and practice meeting people and doing their charts to understand how it all works. This is the life of an astrologer, to figure out people and understand them, and if they so desire, help them understand themselves.
Which brings me to this weeks transits. On Wednesday the 4th Venus in Taurus is sextile, or happy with, Neptune in Pisces. Love and spirituality are in harmony, as are goals, dreams and wishes. Let your mind flow freely on this day. Write down your ideas, don't dismiss anything, just get them out of your head onto paper. Later, sift through them and find the gems. There should be some good ones. It's also a good time to ask favors, meet important people and get wishes granted.
On Friday the 6th, the Sun now in Gemini, is happily playing with Uranus, the impulsive and brilliant guy, in Aries. Gemini is an air sign, and air signs are always thinking, while Aries is fire, and ruled by action. Time to review those ideas you generated Wednesday and get even more insight and inspiration. Take action. Be spontaneous and impulsive. Make those ideas happen.
On Saturday the 7th, Mercury, your mind, goes retrograde for 3 weeks. Our minds get funky. We are not thinking clearly, we make mistakes, or find mistakes made in the last retrograde come to life and need to be fixed. Mail, phone messages, packages get lost for a while, found when Mercury goes direct. Stuff falls out of our mouths that makes us run away shocking ourselves at what we said out loud. Its now time to clean up the past, and be ready for new things in July. That clearing can literally be your to do's or your closets, or your thinking patterns or your plans or your future. It's time for "do overs" and not for starting any of those ideas you just came up with earlier in the week. Brush against those ideas in the back of your mind from time to time, but don't implement them, they are new and this is about things we meant to do and now is the time to do them. Clear the decks from the past, make amends, reconnect with people from you past, or even visit places from the past and go down memory lane.
Till next week. Enjoy your clear head while you have it!! :))