Sunday, Sept 27th is the 4th of the 4 blood moons that have happened over the past two years (read my blog from April 2014). In the last 3000 years there have been 7 occurrences of the 4 blood moons. They are harbingers of change, and this is the final trigger. You are living in history now, exceptional events are taking place around us, and we are here to participate in the rebirth. How exciting is that? Yes I know it's hard..these are stressful times and giving birth isn't easy, but look at the bigger picture and how amazing it is that you are here to experience this! From now until March, the energy builds until a climactic even of some kind triggers a total change in the way things are now. Change has to happen. Our planet and our society can't take much more. Some negative thinkers say its the end of days, but its really just the end of the way we live and do things moving into something better. The past must be released. You must step forward.
Sunday's full moon lunar eclipse, in Aries, again its all bout new beginnings and now one starts things fresh and clean like an Aries. The energy now is a lot like the first Eclipse from two years ago...Uranus and Pluto have come very close again, causing more stress and a battle for change from now until January, and the Eclipse is giving it extra fuel to get there. This is a great opportunity week for you, with epiphanies, ideas, and glimpses of what can be for you. I repeat, this is a very important week for introspection.
Take the time now, because Mars is being blocked anyhow, so you can push, push and push some more and get nowhere, or you can take time out and reflect and really make some progress.
Mars is in stress to Saturn, and Saturn is making our energy and our movement feel stalled, stuck and frustrating. This will continue just about the time Mercury goes direct on Oct 9th, so just expect forward movement to be frustrating along with your mind feeling stuck, maybe a little stupid even, while your relationships may be quite challenging. All this is to slow us down so we make some internal time, and make decisions about where we're going, what do we want from life, etc. The Universe is BEGGING US to pay attention to our inner voices, our spiritual needs and our connection to the One. It's hard I know. We're all so busy, so over stressed and over worked. It feels illegal to relax, but that's crap. When you have time to reflect you can formulate a plan for change. Could the powers that be have planned a world where the worker bees are too busy to have time to think and see the chaos in the world? Hum......
Then there is Neptune, in its spiritual home of Pisces, immersing us in oneness, opposing Jupiter newly in Virgo and now Mars there too. It's just more energy pushing you to explore your TRUE AUTHENTIC self. Who the hell are you really? How do you manifest yourself in the world? Are you playing a game that you think is expected of you, or are you stepping up the the plate and taking a stand, showing your true colors and your leadership skills? Does what you do all day make you happy? Then for God's sake and your own get a new job. Life costs a lot you say? Then downsize and live with less so you can work less and stress less and have more fun and time for family, friends and self interests. Giving your all to your job is losing your soul. Smiling and joyfulness are supposed to be part of life. Sometimes I look at those sad pathetic faces in fashion magazines, and I wonder at the message all the gloom is sending out into the world, or the movies full of murder and being called entertainment? WHY do we accept these images, and why do these people "at the top" put them out there. So bad for the collective.
Do you take nothing that seriously and drift through your days with no purpose or goals or connection? Then its time to step up and stop being so useless to yourself and others. We are all becoming teams, and slackers are just dead-weight. The "party" is over, what are you going to contribute? We are cogs in a Universal Wheel, and however we are stuck, we have to move forward and get unstuck in dead-end lifestyles. The world is a mess, and we need to clean it up. We do that by cleaning ourselves up and being the very best we can be, raising the bar for others so we all evolve into something better, stronger, smarter, and brighter than before.
We are on the precipice of a new world filled with responsible people, who use the inner skills God gave them to contribute to the world and their own personal happiness. We are supposed to be living a life where we trust each other, where people who take advantage of others pay the consequences of their actions, where the needy are cared for and the successful are happy to pay taxes and contribute to the greater good, where businesses can thrive and make a profit but not at the expense of others or planetary pollution or destruction of natural resources, where people can be whomever they are freely with out judgement, where expression of ideas and the arts and sciences are revered, and where people enjoy life, their friends, their family, their co-worker and look forward to each day with joy in being alive. Wow. What are you waiting for. Get moving, get to thinking, get to soul searching and get a plan and then IMPLEMENT it. You've had two years to do this, and this blood moon is sounding the last bell for action or being left behind as one of the people who wasn't listening and didn't take action. I know you can do it. The wind is at your back, the energy all around is encouraging change and growth in positive things. May you have a very interesting week!
First lets talk about our old buddy Mercury going retrograde on the 17th. Mercury is in Libra, the sign of Love and ruled by Venus, just like Taurus. Mercury in Libra is into beauty, luxury, romance, exotic travel and intelligence on a higher level. When Mercury in this sign goes retrograde we can count on all that thinking to go to extremes. Don't buy that luxury condo in Belize until October 10th when Mercury will have gone direct again and saner thoughts prevail. Be cautious about decisions, over spending, over reaching in the luxury department....the bill will come due and shake your world. Retrogrades are also about the past. Time to clear up matters from the past. Get that to do list out and take care of procrastination. It also means people from your past will show up - friends, lost family, old lovers, even old co-workers or bosses could re-appear. Again, don't make any decisions about past acquaintances until the 10th...just enjoy them while they are here, not knowing how long they will stick around.
From a personal perspective, retrograde Mercury often brings up low self esteem issues. Your thinking can be more negative, you worry more and can even sabotage yourself with bad decisions. Just be good to yourself, quiet down, and think before you speak, and say "cancel" when your mind goes to negative thoughts about yourself too. Your brain needs a rest when Mercury is retrograde. Think about it. When does your brain stop, or slow down? Seldom. Retrogrades are gifts to your mind, a break, a rest. Just accept it and relax and don't try to push your brain too much or learn to much at this time. It's a time to just take it easy mentally. And in these stressful times, I am sure a break sounds really good anyhow.
Now onto the big, big, big change. Saturn, who pushes us to learn things even when we don't want to learn the hard way, is leaving deep, dark, secretive Scorpio. Hallelujah!!! He won't be back in Scorpio for 28 years, so we can breathe a sigh of relief for a while. Now Saturn, is often looked upon as the stern Father Figure, moves into Sagittarius, a whole shift of energy. The planet Mercury going retrograde and adapting to the new Saturn energy will probably make you feel very tired. Take naps, sleep longer, veg out. While you can't see it, your body feels the energy shifts and is in overwhelm. Give it the rest it needs, and the rest your mind and spirit needs as it shifts gears too.
Now Saturn isn't really a bad guy, its just that he won't take later for an answer. He is here to get things done and get them done he will. He rules Capricorn which rules actual physicality. Your body, your car, your roads and bridges, the Earth herself are the expression of matter, and without Saturn none of it would exist. But there are rules. He believes in the practical, the solid, the ultimate conservative - and now he is visiting Jupiter's domain, Sagittarius. This is a place filled with adventure, learning, traveling and deep spiritual seeking. Sagittarian's are the ultimate adventurers..addicted to learning and experiences. They are the last of the fire signs, and are full of energy and love movement vs what they perceive as stagnation. But Saturn isn't stagnation, he is solid and real and firm.
It will be time for us to become smarter and use it in our lives; time to become more worldly and see the bigger picture and incorporate that view into our daily view; and lastly, but most importantly, this is the time when our spiritual beliefs and values must be made real. Its past the time for philosophy, but action in our beliefs, walking our talk. It is time for all the inner work you have done the past 3 years while Saturn visited Scorpio, and take it out into the world and live and be an example for others. But be warned, Saturn cannot be fooled. He will place many tests before you, showing you how your beliefs are flawed so you can find a more stable and lasting view of the world, spirituality and your place within it. Sag is much more fun that Scorpio, so expected some light-hearted times as well. It's a time of exploring yes, but its a time to turn that knowledge into a philosophy that you live out everyday from here on out, for the new world we are building.
Ah the work never ends in these times. We came here karmically to work off past issues and release the baggage we carry from life to life, so we can begin again, renewed and fresh. Its clear up that baggage time, and its hard work, but do you want to procrastinate and do it all over again in another life? I for one want to be rid of this karmic baggage once and for all, and move ahead. Don't you?