Well the Sun has moved into Virgo. It's time to work hard. Check every detail. Clear up your to do list. The summer party is at end. And its a time when you can accomplish a lot, so get busy....start something, complete something, clear the decks. Until the 22nd, you'll have the energy and intelligence to complete anything you put your mind to....focus and work hard and you'll see real results.
You may have been feeling very block these past 10 days or so. One step forward, three steps back. It's Mars and Saturn doing their dance...making you crazy trying to get stuff done. But Tues the 2nd. The day is full of support from Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto...just the day, so get busy and work like crazy and push away some of those blocks. In the evening face up to practical matters you've been avoiding. They aren't as bad as you thought. Just do it. It will free your anxiety level and help you breathe easier.
Mercury goes into Libra on the 2nd (thill the 28th). It's happy here. Our minds seek beauty and harmony. Our thoughts turn to ways of accomplishing that. Your mind can even help you fall in love now, seeing the beauty in a relationships for you gun shy people out there, seeing opportunity for others. Be open to new people, they can become good friends, and maybe more. Enjoy the arts, museums, travel. Give your mind a respite from so much stress and seek out the beauty in the world, remember its still there.
On the 3rd you might encounter love at first sight...only to have it fade by the evening. But Mars has you back all day, giving you lots of energy from early on. Be an early bird and accomplish a lot today.
On Friday Venus enters Virgo (till the 30th). It's a cold place for Venus - too much thinking, nit picking, finding fault. But with Mercury, our minds, in Libra it will tone down the criticisms of ourselves and other somewhat, making it a less contentious place for Venus. If you find yourself going off the deep end on the reasons why a romance will not work, stop being your own enemy and open your heart and learn forgiveness and tolerance. This also affects creative work too...don't trash something you've been working on because you see everything that's wrong with it....there is a lot right too, it just may be harder to see it now.
Saturday night around midnight PST the moon squares Saturn. This makes us deeply unhappy. It will pass in a few hours, so just know its a phase and no time to make decisions about anything.
Monday the 8th is full of aspects involving suprises, rash actions on the part of leaders, and will make us stand up for ourselves in new ways...whether its your boss or the government. Its a day to take a stand and surprise yourself.
A few months back, I talked about all the protesting that would start and swell to global proportions, and now it's bursting with activity everywhere (though main stream media is trying to hide it - wouldn't want the masses to see that everyone is as upset as they are - might start a revolution.) Police Violence and Military Weaponry in our cities and towns, Fracking, Climate Change, no Student jobs, Student Loan nightmares, cutting off water to poor Detroit citizens, child immigrants being sent back and murdered upon arrival, teachers marching in the streets for fair pay and treatment, and finally drones being rolled out as we speak to fly over all cities and towns. Its no wonder people are taking to the streets...enough already. And this is ultimately a good thing. The pendulum is always swinging, and its been stuck in far right mode for too long...systems are breaking down, people are being abused, our planet is screaming for relief, and everyone is stressed beyond comprehension with how hard everyday life has become.
But its the darkness before the dawn. These "mean spirited" patterns must end, and it takes extremes for people to find time in their lives to protest - in the streets, by phone, by blog, by community. And this uprising is the dawning of the age of fairness. So when you listen to the news and get really down, remember, nothing is ever static, movement is afoot, and change on a massive scale is here. And you get to be a part of it. So what are you doing to make this world a fair place for everyone? Fair. Seems like a simple word, but look around you and where do you see it? We even have the expression "life isn't fair" well who the bleep wants that to be the reality?
You can help by making decisions with fairness in mind. Do the right thing for everyone where possible, it keeps the world in balance and balance is EVERYTHING for a happy world. Get creative and find ways to do the right thing more and more, until its a total habit, that doing anything else is unthinkable, and it becomes part of your life, gives you joy and satisfaction and pride in a job well done, and it starts to change the world. Politicians need to read the constitution and remember who they're working for. Corporations need to remember that this country enabled them to be successful....and then trying not to pay your taxes that support your country is just unacceptable, and people will stop buying your products like the masses told Walgreen's and Burger King recently. The more we demand fair play, the nicer the world becomes. Every good thing you do spills out everywhere. Time to step up, and be proud. Those of you who are old 60's activists, its time to teach young people how to step up, that you can fight city hall and people around the country are starting to do just that. It's revolution baby, and it can be lots of fun too. Be brave. The Universe is asking you to take part in the change....will you help it change or will you be part of the problem? Your destiny is calling!
This week Mars and Saturn start to talk nicely on MOnday, but come to blows by the 25th. Mars is movement, Saturn is sit down and listen to me. And Saturn has the last word. It's time to take stock. Look over the first three weeks of this month and ask yourself what you have learned from the trials life has brought you. Are you facing reality? Did you learn, or are you about to jump into the frying pan...again? Change has never been more important - but hold off on new starts till later in the week or next Monday morning when its a New Moon in Virgo. You have to change your ways. You have to reassess. You have to learn. You have to grow. And while Mars is like a panting dog ready to jump, Saturn won't let you until you have done some very deep thinking and make a plan for change...real change, permanent change.
Part of that change is to think of yourself as not whats good for you, but whats good for the greater good. How can you affect society and mankind? What is your contribution? What can you do to focus on others and less on you. Can you learn to be more selfless without abandoning yourself? Create the balance between you and others, you and society.
You might, because of so many planetary aspects going on right now. want to retreat into the Neptunian world of movies and TV. Escape for a while from the heavy load you seem to be carrying. Go to see good uplifting movies (avoid the violence if you can). The Hundred foot Journey is a lovely movie, as is Magic in the Moonlight. Guardians of the Galaxy was surprisingly funny and heartwarming, despite all the violence. And speaking of violence, Lucy is another movie I recommend because of the underlying spiritual message surrounded by murder and mayhem, probably because its the only way the movie could get funding. It was quite a message about who we are, what evolution is, and where we came from and will go back to. It really moved me. Its the perfect Neptune time to take breaks....just don't make them drugs and alcohol. It's not a good time to indulge, you could fall into the abyss in a rush to relieve the inner stress and turmoil going on. Pressure is starting to really build, make sure you take time out to refresh.
Yep, we are living in hard times, but exciting times. Time to put our guts on the table and examine them. See who we are, what we're made of and find our inner hero and release him or her. If you awaken around 4 AM, take the time to pray/chat with the Universe. It's when the veil between worlds is thinnest, and its easy to speak to Angels, Guides, Guardians, etc. Make it a practice to speak to our Creator and the Goddess. Bless the Earth and her inhabitants, and ask the Goddess to fill your heart with "her ways" so you can be an amazing spiritual catalyst. This is ancient Karma we're trying to release. We chose to be here now. If you don't step up to the plate now, when? Another life with the same lessons, maybe to finally be learned then, or grow and evolve now. Like a snake shedding its skin, its rather painful, but look how shiny and new you are when its over! (And don't you hate makeovers anyhow!)
Monday - Venus conjunct Jupiter. Express your deep feelings. Be dramatic when it comes to love. Later Mercury opposite Neptune - don't make decisions. Your brain is fuzzy, or full of pie in the sky, or just flaky. Wait until Thursday to make decisions. You are not thinking clearly even though you may be certain that you are.
Thursday - Venus adjusting to Pluto. Love will encounter issues or power struggles. Just chill it won't last too long. Mercury Trine Pluto. Make sound decisions after much thought. Accept offers from important people who can help you. Think about power and influence, and how you can contribute.
Friday - Interesting day with NO ASPECTS. It's kind of like a Void of Course Moon. You're in the eye of the storm, getting a short reprieve where everything slows down and you get to breathe. Leave work early, or call in a sick day. Rest. Refresh. Take stock. It could even be a boring day....yeah for boring after all we seem to be coping with daily. Sun and Moon are about to leave Leo. Prepare for the energy shift.
Saturday the Sun leaves it glorious home of Leo, and won't be back for a year. Its moving into Virgo - the detail person of the zodiac. Hard work is coming, and a lot less play. Get ready cause summer vacation is over.
Sunday Mercury is inconjunct Uranus. New ideas may bombard you, but instead of reacting with amazement at the idea, you might go "hey wait to do that I'd have to change this" and there you are being cranky about having to change when this change will open new doors to amazing new possibilities. Slap you hand over your mouth if you start to say NO to something. Take a deep breath and give it time to percolate before you toss it aside.
Monday the 25th is a New Moon in Virgo joining the Sun. Take notes all day about epiphanies you might have. Its a day of analyzing the many ideas that are flowing to you, but with some emotional attachment (or as emotional as a Virgo can be.) Mercury is Sextile Mars - movement of ideas. Put that toe in the water NOW. Venus trine Uranus...good ideas come from love, beauty, out of the blue. Mercury sextile Saturn, those ideas can manifest nicely. But mid afternoon Mars and Saturn start to argue. You'll feel frustrated about something. Don't push or force, it will not work and might ruin something. So get things rolling in the AM then be ready to meet some walls in mid afternoon, and just chill. They won't fight forever, it's only a temporary set back.
Happy week everyone.
If you have something you'd like me to talk about, email me and I'll see if I can accommodate you!
SIDE NOTE: I knew Robin Williams in the 1970's and 80's. He was a very kind man, shy offstage if you can image that, a terrible magician!, and a genius. No one on planet earth can compete with him. It is so sad that he felt he had no one to talk to about his predicaments. It is such a terrible loss for the world to lose such a wonderful man who made us laugh so hard, so often. God Bless you Robin. You ARE missed.
Astrology is a tool to help us understand what the Universe has set in motion. The times we are living in now are truly extraordinary. We are being pushed and pulled like bread dough, our minds are being transformed, our spirits are being called upon to join in the revolution, and our bodies are literally being changed via our DNA so we can withstand the higher vibrations we are being called upon to advance towards. The Universe has put the planets in place to create energy that moves things around on the giant chess board. We are blessed to be a part of it - we asked before we were born to be a part of it.
Right now many planets are talking to each other at once. It amplifies the energy we're being bombarded with, and it creates intensity we feel on a subtle level. Maybe you feel spacy, out of it, odd, confused, etc. It's OK, its how you should be feeling.
There is a planet/asterioid called Chiron, the Wounded Healer. His job is to heal your deep karmic wounds by making you endure experiences or events from old hurts, so you can face them and release them finally. This is HARD stuff, and Chiron is now at the center of these planetary aspects. We are facing deep things within = pain, fear, loss, tears, anxiety, etc. Chiron, in Pisces, is also sharing space with Neptune in Pisces too. Chiron is now aspecting Uranus, Saturn, Sun, Mercury(on the 15th moves to Virgo) and Jupiter while it approaches Neptune. Saturn, representing restraint, and Uranus, the unexpected events/ideas/plans planet, are at odds now. (Uranus now could bring you amazing epiphanies or insights - listen for them!) Saturn and Uranus is like a battle between stability and instability. And these two planets aspect all the planets in Leo, causing more push pull.
But Chiron can be the key. He is asking us to release our lives of narrow paths and restriction, and to break free of the past, the baggage we carry around, so we can spread our wings emotionally and be happy, truly happy and free. Whatever has been done to you, forgive and let it go. Whatever hurt you carry around and refuse to look at, open the box and stare it in the face, and cry all you need to cry. Crying is how you release deep emotional pain. Sob, weep, shed a tear...do something to release this old pain so you can be happy and open to the good that the Universe is bringing to us. The Goddess brings forgiveness, caring, fairness, and humanity back to us. Make room for her by releasing old pain. And Chiron in Pisces, the spiritual sign, is the way to release, though spiritual practices.
On 8/12 Venus, the Goddess of Love, moves from Cancer to Leo, joining the Sun, Mercury(15th moves to Virgo) and Jupiter. This can really open your heart, and help you embrace forgiveness for yourself and others. Venus in Leo is dramatic love, loudly shouted love, publicly displayed love, rejoicing in the total "feeling of love". Be a Drama King or Queen, and let the love inside and pour it out to others. Love is what will heal all of us, spread it around, there is no shortage, the Universe makes more if you give it all away. There is more where that came from, always. This powerful Venus is here until Sept 5th. Take advantage of this avalanche of feeling and embrace it.
Friday the 15th Mercury moves out of Leo into analytical Virgo. Your sharp Virgo mind will aid you in decisions and help you feel less fuzzy than you may have felt recently.
These times are like a balancing act. Just keep asking for guidance from the Source...masculine and feminine and you will get what you need, and you will learn that the Universe is there for you - ALWAYS.
Every morning and/or evening you might say, "God please help me to change myself so that I can grow and be more helpful to the changes you are making in the world". And also acknowledge HER: "Goddess I welcome you in my heart and integrate your energies and values and ask for you help in living a life that serves you", helping you to be a tool for her rebirth by embracing the Divine Feminine and becoming an example of compassion. Imagine ourselves as domino's, embracing these energies and helping the world shift into something beautiful as we all come together to create a wave of change.
The Goddess needs to be INVITED into our hearts and life, just like Angels need an invitation. ASK and it is given. I know its hard some days, but you are not alone. And I know you will find there is love and magic in this world after all, because you will get answers, meet the right people, renew relationships, and "KNOW" that you are being heard. And that's pretty darn cool!
Well if you've been blocked, stuck, cranky, and fussy - welcome to Mars in Scorpio. Mars is settling into its new home, getting used to movement again, hitting walls, slowing down, getting up, hitting aspects to other planets....in other words getting its feet wet with our new energy dynamic and stumbling a bit. It's more progress than being in Libra has been all these months, but still its frustrating because the flow is not all there yet. Two steps forward, one step back is still progress. Be grateful some walls are coming down, the true flow will come by mid-September when it moves into Sagittarius, when we can expect smooth energy sailing and much progress.
Mercury in harmony with Jupiter gives us lots of ideas for the next two weeks. Take notes, some of them will be awesome. Start a business, a relationship, write a book, start a family. It's abundance and clear thinking time. Just don't expect full speed ahead with Mars issues, but you will still make progress.
August 8th Mercury is squaring Saturn - don't let negative thinking or low self esteem keep you down. It will pass so don't get caught up in it. Watch some comedies and catch up on your sleep and you'll emerged refreshed.
August 10th is a full moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian sign. Expect some good news when this Moon aspects Uranus in a good way. Expect surprising news, information and experiences.
Uranus is also making an adjustment to Saturn now. Quirky, original Uranus meets down to earth Saturn - manifest amazing ideas, ideals....create your own religion or philosophy, invent a new technology tool and get the prototype done, invent a cure for a disease....the sky is the limit.
So this is a week for ideas, for delving deeply into your spiritual beliefs and adjusting them accordingly, for starting something new, and getting your ideas into concrete form.
Lately I have been feeling very out of sync, like one foot in this world, one in the next and its a bit disorienting. I have fallen down the rabbit hole and have come face to face with total madness from our world "leaders" as well. It feels like politicians are more insane than ever and no one is calling them on their outrageousness.
And on some level I feel this is a good thing....they are so used to being insane that they have stepped so far over the line they don't even seem to get it. The jig is up, the people have had it, groups are merging and organizing and pushing back says Jim Hightower.
I think this semi out of body experience I am having in periodic moments is just the shift of energy from how it is to how it will be. I just feel like my brain can't absorb one more day of the crazies. I am detached one minute, immersed the next. Everyone I know is struggling with big stuff now, but its forcing soul searching and asking ourselves what really matters. So again, I feel we are on the precipice of "something" and this is the death knell of the madness. Up is down and down is up for sure now.
It is time to turn our hearts to overflowing compassion for everyone else. We are a village, albeit a 7.5 Billion one. Most of us are pretty good at heart I still believe, but lots of us are lost. It is our duty as people of conscience to pray/meditate/envision a new world where good is the majority and crooks are once again the minority. The shift is coming, and we need to take an active part in that change. So everytime the world/news/life gets you down, take just a moment to envision the world as a good place where fairness, honesty and kindness thrive, where everyone has food and shelter, and where crazy politicians are laughed off the podium.
Hang in there. Hey Paul McCartney August 14th at Candlestick....love IS the answer