Well the summer has been pretty crazy. How are you holding up? Lots of energy, lots of walls, lots of soul searching, lots of stress, lots of lots of. Has there been romance or renewed creativity? Has there been a need to be quiet and go within? Good! Its time for inner work on steroids.
For years now I've been talking to you about change. Habits and patterns are hard to break. Saturn in Scorpio now, making its last run through, is clean up time. What didn't you change, what have you been meaning to change, what has changed, and how has that changed you and your life? This is really serious and hard work people, and its kind of our last gasp....now or never.
Right now Saturn in Scorpio is squaring the retrograde Venus in Leo. It ends on Sept 7th. Each day toward that date is a wake up call to get moving. On Sept 18th Saturn moves into Sagittarius for 2.5 years approx. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, which rules higher learning, foreign travel, and most importantly spirituality. Saturn in always about learning it the hard way, being forced to do something if we don't volunteer. Saturn's whole purpose is to make PERMANENT CHANGE to your old karma to make way for a new and better you. Oh you can fight him, and make it even harder on yourself, but Saturn will push you around like a baker making bread dough and be relentless about it.
So these last days in Scorpio is your chance to clean up a lot of messes, issues and patterns that just don't work for you but you've been kicking and screaming or just exhausted from the relentless call for change, for growing up, for being a better person, for loving yourself and others in a deeply spiritual way. We are all members of the Human Ant Farm, and we have to start pulling together as a group, not I, me and mine anymore. Look at our world closely and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that selfishness is not the answer. We are a house divided and it has to stop. We are selfish and it has to stop. We are greedy and it has to stop. We are exhausted in a world that has made relaxing illegal. We are not having much fun day to day.....so why are we continuing to perpetuate the madness?
Venus goes direct Sept 8th, and stays in Leo until Oct 9th. Then it moves into Libra, one of its homes and a great place for harmony and happiness and art and love. But Venus isn't just about love, creativity and children....its about VALUES. What do you value? What really matters and what is bullshit wrapped up to look like something that matters. Embrace REAL values...like caring, honor, integrity and compassion. It's about becoming AUTHENTIC people. I can take you at your word. I am there for you at 2AM if you need me. I do not act without integrity even though others do. I care about the Human race and all living creatures on earth. We are a family.
So I send out this blog to ask you to spend some real time with you the next couple of weeks. Be MINDFUL of your actions, your plans, your thoughts. If you think there are a dozen things to change, pick ONE and work on it. Then another. Think of it as baking a cake. When Saturn moves into Sagittarius, will you be ready to practice true authenticity of self? Right now you're gathering the ingredients for the new you, a new cake that will serve you for years to come. What ingredients do you want in that cake? Do you want to keep dragging around the same baggage and discontent, or will you throw out some things to make a cake that is made with only good things so you can start living in new ways very shortly? Do you want a cake made like Hostess Ho Ho's, or do you want a cake like the finest bakery would create, with natural ingredients and beauty? You are stirring the batter now...what will be in it when you put it in the oven to create the new you?
Neptune is in Pisces, it's home. Neptune here is about spirituality and its HIDDEN features. Neptune is calling you to see all sides of the Creator, to embrace it, and become one with the Universe. Saturn will be moving into Sagittarius, again about spirituality and learning, expanding your thoughts and horizons.
Uranus is still in Aries, giving us glimpses of genius and the way things can be if we lift outselves up from the mundane to the sublime. Pluto is in the middle of Capricorn, teaching us about power and how to use it more wisely with balance. All the planets are aligned for a new dynamic, unfolding around us.
When Saturn moves into Sagittarius, there will be a real chance to create a spiritual world through discipline. Making CONSCIOUS LIVING a natural part of your life. Making spiritual values as mentioned above the natural way you live and do things. It will give you the courage to speak out against the status quo, it will make you stronger as you realize your connection to the Creator is all that really matters, because once you have that, it all falls into place. The simplicity of real spirituality, knowing what matters and what does not, caring for each other, and knowing that you are loved by your Creator, who is in fact manifest into each of us and that loving each other is going to bring us all the happiness we ever dreamed of...because if you're happy, then I'm happy, and Joe is happy, and Jane is happy, and everyone on my block is happy. Or should I say content, at peace with themselves. It really is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Are you ready? What kind of cake are you making right now? Hurry up, the oven is warming up and ready for you to put the cake pan in the oven. You are phoenix, rising from the ashes of the past. Who are you going to be?
It's August. Fire Month. Lots of planets in Leo. It's time to roar. All that fire energy will energize you, but interestingly enough, its also a time for DEEP introspection. Let me explain....
The sun moved into Leo on the 24th. We went from moon ruled Cancer to sun ruled Leo and probably felt tired as the shift of energy was so intense. But now its full blow Sun energy, so get out there and move and visit and work hard and play hard and get things done. It's a great time to be creative and be with your children as well. Leo rules the 5th house of romance, creativity and children.
Venus left its short stay in Virgo to retrograde into Leo. Look for old loves to show up, old friends who once meant a lot will return, old opportunities rise up again. Use this retrograde to reinvent your close associates...weed out the bad, give yourself permission for happiness. Put yourself first. The staying power depends on you and how well you can connect. Build bridges and see how it plays out in September when your feet will be on the ground again.
Saturn is in its final stage of Scorpio retrograde, which goes direct today. We won't see Saturn in Scorpio again until 2041. Forward movement is always good. It's time to move ahead, release the baggage from the past few months. Let it go and move on. It's new beginning time and nothing could help that transition better than Sun in Leo energy. Tomorrow, Aug 3rd, Jupiter will EXACTLY square Saturn. This is a push pull effect, so expect ups and downs, feeling restricted, and focus on relationships, the good and the bad and decide who is good for you or not. Mercury and Venus join his square, so this week can be difficult but the release comes on the 8th. Wed, Thurs and Fri will be tense, expect travel delays, movement is pulled back by Saturn, so try to chill and not push things that don't seem to want to budge.
Mars enters Leo on August 8th. Your rocket that has been delayed is ready to launch. It's go , go, go. Take action on things you thought about this week. Use the energy at your back to make interpersonal progress.
August 11th the sign of Leo loses its pal Jupiter as she moves into Virgo for a one year stay until Sept 2016. AS when any big planet moves, the energy really feels different. Leo is proud, outspoken, flamboyant, in the lime light. Virgo is more alone, looking at the details and handling the nitty gritty. You'll be more practical in terms of luck this coming year, just get ready for more duty and responsibility too.
The outer planet Pluto is reminding us, especially around the 14th that the time for change is almost complete. Have you changed your life, or will the Universe change it for you? It's last call time. Get it done.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is also working hard to get you to look within. Its time for insights and epiphanies. Figure out how to let old wounds heal and move on. We have to let go of our baggage. FORGIVE. You can't change the past, so do yourself a favor and forgive it all. Release the pain, the anger, the frustration and let it float away on a hot air balloon in the air. Free yourself. Talk to your Angels and ask for help. They really are there and they CAN help you if you ask.
Finally our new friend Eris is working overtime to send us Goddess energy and balance the scales of Justice. She is working with Uranus, the planet of change, insights, breakthroughs to help you unlock your true purpose. Look at the news! People are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. Demand justice. Find ways to make a noise in your universe and stop unfairness on any level. Every little bit helps.
The Spiritual Warrior call has sounded. Will you step up to the plate and help make this a better world while learning to be the best person you can possibly be?