Planets, all of them, are ALIVE. Yes alive. Just like you and me, planets are conscious entities with goals, destinies and a mission to fulfill for the Universe, which is in fact the Universe growing into something "more" all the time.
The Sun is the center of our solar system, but Earth is our Home. She shelters us, feeds us from the land and the seas, we breathe her air, we bask in the sun and we often take her completely for granted. So who is this gal we call Mom? She is a master entity, as befitting her size compared to us. She is a larger "chunk" of Universal matter, formed into a separate being with a purpose. Her purpose is life as we know it.
British Scientist James Lovelock created a scientific study of the planet when he claimed that earth, air, fire and water on our planet is how she lives, and that she also breathes and that all life on her allows this process, and we and trees, and water and birds and deer, live symbiotically with her! Without us she does not live, without her neither do we. He named her after Gia the Greek Goddess who brought life and form into matter from chaos. Indiginous tribes believe she is alive too, including the American Indians.
We know the story of the Creator being alone in the Universe, so s/he takes pieces of herself and creates new life forms from herself so she can share the experience of life with others. Each entity she creates lives forever because the Universe is forever and that includes you and me. Shirley McLaine was right, we ARE God or the Universe, because we are just pieces of the whole, separated so we can share, experience and learn and create together, but it's really just one entity "playing" or "pretending" to be something else. "I am you, and you are me, and we are all together" sang/wrote George Harrison.
There are stories of Angels and Arch Angels as guardians of truth and the laws of the Universe. There are higher beings and mundane beings, each with a purpose and part of Her grande experiment. And Planets are part of the fabric of life as well. Our mom is ALIVE just like we are. She is a beautiful Blue Planet mostly water based (so why do the land people think they are in charge??? What might the dolphin or whale know better than we?) And like us, she is eternally growing, learning, becoming, evolving and reaching for more. And she is far more powerful than we are in terms of energy and evolution and knowledge, and it is now time for her too to evolve into something "more than she is now". And our changing, creating a higher vibration in our own lives enables her to make the change. She and we are evolving together into something bigger, better, and more profound. And you and I are here right now to not only witness it, but be a part of it all. Is that cool or what??!! So what is our role? It is to build a strong connection to our SOUL CHAKRA (see last weeks horoscope for more on this) and raise the vibrations of the planet to new heights. As your vibrations change, so do mine, and ultimately the planets. Your soul holds ideas to help us evolve, so you must connect to that to see it/feel it/live it.
When you awaken in the morning, take a moment to thank the universe for your life. Hey you woke up today and that is a gift. Who knows what the day may bring. What adventures you will have. Be thankful and say so out loud or in your head. (I find saying it out loud more effective for me). Ask that your higher self be connected to you all day and night and feed you "universal information" so you can connect to this higher purpose instead of your ego driven purposes. No I am not saying give up your regular life, I am saying ADD THIS to your daily routine. As you connect to Higher Self more and more, you become a better person, a happier person, a calmer person, a more satisfied person....and this energy feeds the earth with the good energy she needs to evolve, or give birth to her new self. Her life forms (us) must take part in this birth and help her find her way. And as she evolves and her energy shifts, so too does ours, and we become more enlightened with her and a part of her future as well as our own. As I keep repeating, right now our spiritual life is so very important. Practice that connection everyday. This is your chance to be a part of something amazing and so much bigger than yourself.
Thursday Mercury leaves its home of Gemini and moves into Cancer. It's a long transit as Mercury goes retrograde June 7th (start new things now, but wait until July 1 to start something new again when Mercury leaves retrograde. June 7-30 is a good time to clean up old stuff.) and stays in Cancer with a return to Gemini for a while until July 31st. Our thinking is a little more emotional and stubbornness could be an issue in your thinking. Take a deep breath before you answer a proposal so you won't be so quick to say no. Ground family relationships, whether they be blood or chosen people in your lives. I keep stressing the bonding. You need people around you who "get it" so you too stay on track when the outside world is telling its business as us it's business as usual.
Wednesday Venus leaves Aries and moves into Taurus, the sign ruled by Venus. Slow but steady and lasting love time coming in, combined with Mercury in Cancer, you will be ready for something real. An old friend might become a lover, or a new friend could become one down the road. Taurus is slow to fall in love, but once there it's very difficult for them to fall out of love (they are extremely loyal and faithful) but may stay in a bad relationship because its so hard for them to let go once they have made an attachment. For those relationships, it could be a time of finally talking it out for some kind of resolution, including ending it forever. Once a Venus in Taurus says goodbye, its set in stone.
Wednesday is also a new moon in Gemini. Gemini's - this is the time to set the tone for your entire year, until next year's one and only new moon in Gemini. But new moons are new starts for everyone, so think about your attitudes, and what needs changing - then change it! Make lists of goals and dreams, then set about making them a reality. This is a MANIFESTING time. Dream it then make it come to life! Mars is direct now, so no more excuses! Have you been enjoying your new found energy levels? Did you get suddenly sick? I think it is just releasing pent up negativity created during the frustrated retrograde Mars for 7 months. Take the down time to think about your life, and vow to make changes to give yourself a happier life.
We are all giving birth right now...to new lives, new selves, new ways and new patterns. Embrace it!