Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2014 ~ Heart & Soul is Activated & Engaged

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Heart & Soul ~ is being activated within and around us! Leo & Scorpio ~ energies & lessons for all! Leo is your Heart, the lesson of Self-Love and is about knowing & expressing your Authentic Self. Scorpio is your SoulSelf, the lesson of understanding, containing & directing your power, your power to create life, trust your instincts and navigate this world. For the next 4-6 weeks, we have increased access to these energies and the support to animate them anew.
Mars in Scorpio plus all the personal planets animating the Leo energy/lessons, brings a personal challenge to grow and integrate inner & outer, masculine & feminine, and in this case, our Heart & Soul. Additionally, both social planets are engaged as well, Jupiter in Leo and Saturn in Scorpio, indicating personal decisions have long-range effects on our Truth & Purpose specifically.
This is a time of choice between light & shadow, positive & negative, masculine & feminine ~ we need BOTH, but we need balance & integration to be effective players. If you can stay in the Light, aligned with your Authentic Self and expressing from the Heart, then you will make choices regarding your Truth & Purpose that will support you going forward. If you give in to fear, paralytic dread & powerlessness, then you may experience loss & abuse until you own your power and connect to & honor your Soul's desire.
~ Leo/Fire & Scorpio/Water ~
~ Heart & Soul ~
~ Outer Self & Soul Self ~
~ Authentic Self & Inner Power ~
~ Creative Fire & Creative Flow ~
~ Truth & Purpose (Jupiter & Saturn) ~
~ Inner Masculine & Inner Feminine (Mars & Venus) ~
We need all of the above! We ARE all of the above! This month, these creative forces are at a 90-degree angle to eachother - they are building something together. Square = Test/Growth/Development/Choices/Decisions + out of comfort zone, into new territory. There is a creative solution to ALL the challenges & extremes but we must learn how to balance & use these forces as individuals. This will be our work over the next 4-6 weeks.
7/22 - 8/23 ~ Sun in Leo infuses us every year with some light and energy to touch base with our true heart-of-hearts. Theoretically, we anchor our personal security issues in Cancer so that we are SAFE to be ourselves in the world once we hit Leo. Do you love who you are and do you feel safe being yourself wherever you go?
7/26 ~ Moon in Leo happens once a month, so you can work it on a micro-level within your regular monthly routine. However, the New Moon in Leo only happens once a year and gives you added energy & juju to set new intentions around your magnetics ~ what you magnetize and what you repel, just by be being YOU. How can you do that a NEW way and present a newly anchored/integrated aspect of Self to the world?
7/31 - 8/15 ~ Mercury, like our minds, moves very quickly through the zodiac, slowing down 3-4 times a year for a retrograde (which extends its stay in a particular Sign/Element). In Leo, it is an activation of your creative expression. It's about expressing or communicating something from the heart, in a dramatic & inspiring way! However, the Shadow of that is arrogance, a need to be "right" and disinterest in how you are received. That said, you may also reflect on July/Aug 2012 and what creative ideas came up then because that is the last extended stay in Leo and probably left an impression.
8/12 -9/5 ~ Venus in Leo activates your sense of Self-Worth in love, finances and social situations. Venus, as it travels through the zodiac (which takes 18-months) illuminates the values & priorities of the time. In this case, it is fun, sex, games, theatre, drama, passion & copious amounts of creative fire needing both containers and free-range outlets (that are safe). This is the time to align with your own Heart, and determine what kind of fun you can bring to the party, as well as who else you want at your party to play with. If you're struggling, like many are, to create new social settings and be part of groups that better reflect your Inner Artist, then this is the time to set your intentions.
7/25 - 9/13 ~ Mars in Scorpio brings a sort-of ‘final exam’ post 8-months in Libra! We’ve been recalibrating the Masculine/Feminine dynamic (Dec 2013 - July 2014), exploring new ways of expressing 'who we are' and 'what we want', with a special focus on how we relate with others, both personal & professional. As Mars now moves thru Scorpio, your Soul weighs in and tests you AND your relationships. Imbalances (within or with others) will be glaring & obvious and must be corrected or things simply will not work. We are definitely working on Higher Will/Lower Will issues; how you use and express power to get what you want out of life. Mars connects with Saturn in Scorpio on August 25th (once-in-28-yrs/last: 1984) to conceive a new Reality that better reflects who you are/what you want, on a Soul Level ~ Here & Now.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

*LEO* 2014 ~ Solar & Lunar Guidance

MONTHLY *SOLAR* GUIDANCE: As the Sun moves in to Leo (7/22 - 8/23), it activates the *Annual* Check-In with your Heart & Authentic Self, are you being true to YOU? and expressing your unique *Light & Brilliance* ~ from the inside out? Leo energy activates your Self-Love/Self-Worth issues. As you discover your unique strengths & gifts, it becomes your responsibility to share them with the Community to which you belong. There is an old idea that "whatever's inside comes out" (especially under external pressures) ... so if you are full of Love & Light, then a generosity of Spirit comes out ... if you are full of Fear & Doubt, then obstacles and blockages come out.  What's inside you? in your true heart-of-hearts? Now more than ever, we must be congruent with our Inner & Outer Natures in order to thrive & evolve. If we are "serving two masters" (or incongruent on one or many levels) ~ having the private side of your nature be too drastically different from that which you present to the world ~ then you're going to have challenges, blockages and delays until you get into more alignment. Leo energy teaches us all how to BE it (your Authentic Self), not just "appear" to be it; it asks that you know who you are (and next month, Virgo will perfect it ;-)). What has changed on a *fundamental* level (Cancer/Capricorn ~ personal/professional) for you, that has now made you aware of how vital it is to honor your essential nature (Leo/Sun), so you are able to contribute to the whole (Aquarius/Uranus) in a more useful and delicious way?
Leo time brings us the Mid-Point between Summer & Fall, activating the Gate of Power as well as the annual Pre-Harvest. It is the time of year when we assess what we can preserve and build on, in time to have a good Harvest come Fall Equinox (9/22) that will then carry us to Winter Solstice (12/21). This time is potent, especially for the *Fixed* Family ... LEO *Initiation* ~ AQUARIUS *Integration*~ TAURUS/SCORPIO *Test/Growth*.  This time of year, every year, is considered the time of 'pre-harvest' and it is a celebration, as well as an early assessment of all that you, the individual, has been able to create or contribute. It is time to assess and celebrate how far you have come, how much you have manifested and your overall progress for this year so far. This is where you are, at a crossroads or turning point, when depending on your harvest, it is time to plan the next leg of your journey. Using Leo's heart-centered faith & confidence, as well as child-like joy & hope, you will radiate light and magnetize all that you need, desire & deserve!
An added, expanding element is Jupiter moving in to Leo (7/16) for the first time in 12-years!! This will expand & illuminate the lesson of courage, authenticity and deep self-love. When you're connected and truly love your Self, it is easy to give/receive and share/attract LOVE! When you operate from a confident, strong center, rather than insecure ego, you radiate LOVE and magnetize a similar (loving/confident) energy to you. Collectively, when you love and take care of your community, it can come together and create new, innovative structures & institutions which actually serve & support the needs of the people in the here & now. Your community can be free to grow, thrive & prosper, handling each blessing, as well as each challenge, that comes along. Cancer brought us out of the first quadrant of survival issues & basic needs to more of the individuation process (Leo) when we tend to focus more on asserting ourselves and integrating all that we learned in the last quarter. Leo is ruled by the Sun and the Sun represents your Source - your inner Light - and all that you have come to create & contribute to the community (Aquarius). Leo energy helps you expand the concept of who you are and what you are capable of, not to mention the value of the energy & service you provide to the community. Jupiter in Leo will teach us that we can ALL be free, when we ALL do our part.
MONTHLY *LUNAR* GUIDANCE: This month supports purging, purifying & stabilizing on multiple levels. An added, expanding element is Jupiter moving in to Leo (7/16) for the first time in 12-years!! So my Fixed Babies (and the Fixed areas of the rest of our charts) are up for a familiar *evolution* ~ LEO = Self-Love, Magnetism, Courage to be Authentic Self, Rooted/Sourced in the Heart & Radiant Creativity (among many other things and Shadow = ego & looking like something rather than 'being' it). So, while ALL of us will benefit from this infusion of fun, expansive, creative energy, my Fixed Babies will feel it the most intensely. This month's Lunation is our introduction to how it will feel on a *personal* level and the Divinations are AMAZINGLY specific & supportive!! The other thing that this entire year of Jupiter in Leo is activating & awakening us to - has to do with the next Venus Cycle (June 2015), whose theme will be LEO. Again, that will make it *personal* for us and this is preliminary groundwork. Jupiter is going to illuminate & expand ALL Leo concepts for a once-in-12-year Birthing of a New, more Authentic & Heart-Centered, Truth & Story.
The *LEO* New Moon (7/26) is annual *Initiation* of the New YOU! on a core, essential level.  It is time to reconnect with your Heart and begin to tap into the courage to live Authentically, here and now.  It's time to have 'Faith' in what you personally are here to express, this lifetime. Use this month to connect to a completely NEW way of expressing your true Self and the infinite creativity that wants to come through you. HINT:  Start with the Heart! What do you LOVE to experience? to express)?
The *SCORPIO* First Qtr Moon (8/3) which brings the first step ~ up and in to a new level of power for you. You are literally conceiving a New YOU! one that gets an annual makeover this time every year, but add Jupiter and bigger themes, tests & triumphs expand the possibilities in potent ways. Often, to move in new directions, a sacrifice or ending has to happen first. Make sure that your Soul and your Heart are communicating, then the new realms you may soon find yourself working & playing in, will be rich & rewarding. That said, the rewards will be equal to what to you believe you are worth; the sense of passionate purpose will be equal to how authentic & creative you can be, naturally. Scorpio represents Soul Level/Raw Truth, so this week may bring your breaking point, in that, you can no longer continue to 'go along to get along'. You will be forced to honor your Soul Self and take a brave step into the Unknown ... trusting your Heart and your own instincts! A deeper commitment to daily/ongoing (6th House) focus or active practice (Leo Sun) will set you up better, for living the Highest Truth (9th House) of your Soul (Scorpio Moon). This will enable you to express more Light and magnetize more beauty & abundance, and ultimately benefit from Jupiter's 1-year stay.
The Lunar/Sacred Season ~ *LEO* Gate of Power/Cross Qtr (8/7) is about *PRESERVING* what is growing strong, solid, useful and nourishing ... while releasing density, weight & excess to be composted in to something more useful in the season to come. It's a time of gratitude & celebration, in anticipation of the Fall Equinox season of Harvest. Some call this the Pre-Harvest. You can get a jump-start on assessing the year if you've completed your "clearing & releasing" process. If not, this is the final *purge* in preparation for the Harvest Season. Artemis, Goddess of Moon & Hunt is also associated with this Sacred Season and supports us this season to drop deep in to our Hearts (Leo) to connect with what we really love, and renew our dedication to that. It's time to position your Self for an expanded perspective at this time. Explore your options with fresh eyes! Allow your instincts to guide you on your Path and Trust the Divine Feminine within & around you, that She will *contain, nurture and protect* all life, now and always. Artemis reminds us to honor that which sustains us and to always aim your magical arrow at only the most precious dreams, your deepest heart's desire.
The *AQUARIUS* Super Full Moon (8/10) is the second of three in a row, flushing your systems of any residue of your former Self. No matter who you are, we have all been *upgraded* in a sense, rebirthed on multiple levels and we're only now beginning to truly assimilate 'The Shift of 2012' on a personal/individual level. It's time to make the connection between Head & Heart, between your Soul and your Personality and get them congruent, on the same team and working together for your greater good. Jupiter's once-in-12-year addition allows you a huge upgrade to your consciousness. Leo/Aquarius energy/lesson is all about learning who you are as a unique individual and then determining where you can contribute the most, to the collective community ... just be being your Self and loving who you are! This Super Full Moon has added *juju* to help you release anything blocking the full potential of embodying your essential nature and contributing your unique gift to the Collective. It's time to activate your most heart-centered, authentic Self & release all ego-attachment, self-righteousness, denial & rigidity.
You are deeply supported to release all that is no longer "truth" for you, on all levels. Begin the process of integrating these amazing new aspects you've recently discovered (or recovered) about your Self and HONOR who you have worked so hard to become! As you integrate on this new level, your ego may struggle against the shift. These inner urges (the ego) should be handled with strength & firmness, yet NOT repressed & broken or we lose power & potency to survive & make our way in life. As you allow both Spirit & ego to co-exist, assigning them both tasks best suited to their skills (and nature), you will discover your Authentic Self & Unique Gift. Often, we don't express the authenticity that would enable us to create fulfilling lives. It's time to practice being authentic, honoring your nature & sharing your gifts, until it's automatic. You can & will survive all the humiliations & defeats, and ultimately, emerge stronger, more vibrant and alive!
The *TAURUS* Last Qtr Moon (8/17) may bring some results or rewards of your recent labors, but ultimately, it is about evaluating what is sustainable for you, and what is not. Last Qtr Moon pulls your focus inward, to personally *feel* what needs to be further cultivated, and what needs to be released altogether. It's time to question the worth & value of what's in front of you at this time. Will it create more stability or chaos for you? and which would be more useful? It also demands that you do this processing in your BODY, literally, physically. If you've done all of the above Leo Self-Work of rebirthing your identity and who you are in the world, then this is the time to establish the base or foundation of that New YOU. Taurus' aspect of the base has to do with food, sex & money ~ our literal security needs and where any famine may be growing. What are you starving/thirsting/yearning for? Start there and add it to the new identity *brew*. The Guidance below reminds us of the value of balancing & activating the Elements in our lives & bodies (and planet). Essentially, YOU are the center-point, then you have Above & Below, Four Directions & Elements to work with:  Fire/South (your spirit), Water/West (your emotions), Wind/East (your intellect), Earth/North (your body).

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

*GEMINI* 2014 ~ Solar & Lunar Guidance

MONTHLY *SOLAR* GUIDANCE: As the Sun moves into Gemini, *Illuminates & Infuses* our ideas & thoughts, which are then *communicated* through our body language, our actual language/words, our energetic field (aura), our movements & sounds ~ ALL express something from within. We have both conscious & unconscious communication. I often play with the concept of an Inner Twin. Here's how it works: consider your own Sun, Moon & Rising Signs, and then go research their exact opposites. Aries/Libra ~ Taurus/Scorpio ~ Gemini/Sag ~ Cancer/Capricorn ~ Leo/Aquarius ~ Virgo/Pisces are the polarities. You will find a more balanced strength & inner knowing once you more fully understand your natural opposite.
Using this month's energetic support, consider all that you have accomplished with both the Aries (3.30.2014) and the Taurus Eclipse (4.29.2014) New Moons, then move in to *Present* Moment. If you anchored your Identity (Aries) and your Priorities (Taurus), then Gemini (5.28.2014) says, "It's decision time!" Based on the new revelations & integrations, choices will have to be made so you are in a better position to accommodate the new energies and master your NEW Rhythm. Be sure to dream forward ~ old dreams must be fired up with renewed lifeforce or released altogether. You're in very new territory, look around for resources & support nearby and explore new ways to use the support & resources you already have, in fresh, new ways. This is an *Annual* Activation for everyone, but for the *Mutable* Family, it can be more intense & personal ~ Gemini *Initiation* ~ Sagittarius *Integration* ~ Virgo/Pisces *Test/Growth*.
This month's Guidance took on a life of its own and we got two cards instead of the usual one. Perfect for Gemini that wants to honor both sides of everything! I pulled *Clarity* and *Many Tongues* jumped out. This is the challenge of NOW, the Field of Possibilities is wide open and there are more choices than ever before. Your Heart ends up being your true Inner Compass, the part of you that knows you best and will always choose for your Highest Good. When the Heart signs off on whatever choice/decision you're having to make, then you know you are operating from 'clarity'. However, if you allow your Mind to make the final choice/decision, often that *feels* divided within.   
Post-2012 is a clean slate, particularly where consciousness, knowledge & information are concerned. It's time think in radically new ways, this is beyond a rebirth of consciousness, this is altogether NEW consciousness that may take some longer than others to grasp and integrate fully. In the meantime, use this time, along with the support of the Summer Retrogrades, to turn within, take some time-outs and assess how far you've come, as well as the direction you're headed.
MONTHLY *LUNAR* GUIDANCE: This month supports process & assimilation exercises. What have you learned or discovered? that you now need to integrate as a true, earned *knowing*. If you do not integrate the changes you've been through, the choices you've made, the knowledge you've learned & the wisdom you've earned, then they never convert from ideas-to-bricks in a Base that supports you (of your own creation). Many will stay in 'overwhelm' or go even deeper at this point because this much information, that does NOT get filed or deleted, WILL overwhelm the system. Gemini time is a good time to review & explore the ideas, concepts & perceptions that have been revealed over the last 3-6-9-12 months. It's good to review last month's advice, because you'll need it again NEXT month (Cancer) when the 'fundamentals' are UP again. Now it will be about which of these ideas will nourish, support & protect you going forward. Choose ideas that have life & vitality, choose ideas that *feel* right from your Heart-Center, choose ideas that expand your life, rather than limit it. SIMPLIFY, PRIORITIZE & RE-DISTRIBUTE YOUR ENERGY/RESOURCES.    
The Pisces Last Qtr Moon (5/21) may be challenging you to get up and out of your comfort zone. Life and the World are beckoning and you may rather hit the 'snooze' button but I don't recommend it. Instead, take that same time to be still and invite the *Vision* for the day/week and as that clarifies, then you start moving. Tend to the most pressing items first and then go with the flow for the rest of the week. It is time to surrender some aspect of your Being and the instructions for what's next will come with next week's Gemini New Moon.
This leads to the Gemini New Moon (5/28) which is really the outcome of Gemini/Sag Eclipses 3-years ago (2010-2013). Those Eclipses carried us over the threshold of 2012 and NOW ~ we can make sense of it all and begin to activate some radically NEW ways of thinking, learning & expressing. How we process info and what we allow IN - now that the Field is Infinitely Open - forces us to rely on our own filters, boundaries & systems for living. It is time to live your own Truth, within the context of the larger, collective Truth. Gemini always activates the lesson of CHOICE, and now that we have so many choices, some more than others, we have to have a way of making the best choices for Self. The way to do that is to strengthen & fortify the *Head/Heart* Connection: allow the Head to present the variety of choices and the possibilities therein, then proceed to the Heart to sign off on what *FEELS* True & Right for YOU, personally. Anything good for YOU, is usually good for ALL. Think with your feelings!
The Virgo First Qtr Moon (6/5) totally supports the current assimilation process going on due to all the retrogrades, eclipses and rare, potent planetary alignments. As Above, So Below. What humans are directed to do is tend to the physical body, the vehicle that protects you as you navigate Earth. Virgo has to do with the systems for living, natural timing, the rhythm of life and of balancing being a Spirit in a physical body. We have to know ourselves, our natural rhythms as well as our natural limitations. These limitations shouldn't make you feel 'less than' but show you your own boundaries. Virgo is all about being practical and dealing with what's physically in front of you, no matter how stinky or scary it may be (think: Nurse Archetype). This week you prepare, assess & integrate what you can because next week, the Sag Full Moon will shine a bright light on that which is/isn't Truth for you.
The Sagittarius Full Moon (6/13) is exactly one year since the last Sag Eclipse (5.25.2013) in a series of 9 and you may feel like you've spent at least a year just clearing out that which no longer reflects your personal Truth. We are completely supported to pull back and process what is being illuminated at this time. The Summer Retrogrades are rolling in, Mercury included, whose primary purpose this go-round is to help you *Think with your Heart*. Also, this is the third of the *3* High Moons ~ the Lunations which usher in the Spring Festivals each year as life is renewed. They are as follows: Aries New/Libra Full Moon, Taurus New/Scorpio Full Moon & Gemini New/Sagittarius Full Moon. There are many cultures & belief systems that refer to these Full Moons in particular, which *AWAKEN* the life force energy (Aries/Libra), *Awaken* the Christ nature of unconditional love & acceptance, then *Awaken* the Buddha nature of compassion & forgiveness (Taurus/Scorpio), and finally, *Awaken* the wisdom & understanding that comes (Gemini/Sagittarius) every year, when all life, on a cellular level, is activated to seed & renew Life.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

*GEMINI* 2014 ~ Assimilate All That You've Learned & Earned

Gemini ushers in a lighter, more playful energy. It is the Child on the Karmic Wheel, care free and detached, alert and curious, gathering information and telling imaginative stories, playing with new characters & different expressions of Truth. It is time to lighten up and breathe in the fresh air of Spring and know that Summer is coming.
Energetically, we've been through a process akin to the caterpillar-to-butterfly transformation and we must pause so our wings can fully open & activate. We have a moment (1-month) to get acclimated to our new, different, lighter form, as well as the new functions that we are capable of, those things we may have previously considered an impossible and far-off dream.
As you awaken or open to who and where you are now, there is a lot to take in. Wiggle your toes, stretch, breathe deeply, and give gratitude for another chance to fulfill your potential and experience Life. This month is so supported to assimilate all that you've learned & earned in the last 3-6-9-12 years. Release the non-essential and outdated. Look at EVERYTHING with open, innocent eyes seeing for the very first time, with wonder & awe! You've come a long way, changed form completely and been reborn in to a whole new realm of possibilities.
You can use the Gemini New Moon (5/28) to initiate new self-expression, ideas & thought patterns. You're working with new information about your Self, as well as your world. As you recognize that, the Sag Full Moon (6/13) illuminates your personal Truth in a way that releases the old Story of your life completely. You will know, on a deep Soul Level, that it is time to step fully in to your new Story and embody your Authentic Truth a little more than ever before.
Another concept that continues to be supported by a wide range of planetary alignments is that of the New Earth. Essentially, Earth just rebooted its own 26,000 year cycle in 2012, so we can take that literally or figuratively but either way, we have to adapt to the NEW ways of existing on a constantly evolving, living planet. Since Earth is our Home in the solar system, there is that large, collective perspective of Rebirth ('out with the old/in with the new') that we must consider. But then we must bring it down to human size, and individually, define *HOME* for ourselves.
  • How do you define Home? Family? Community?
  • What makes you feel well fed, protected, loved and supported?
  • How/When/Where do you retreat to replenish your resources?
This month is an *Exploratory Mission* of your Mind/Heart Connection. All this detached and objective Gemini processing is illuminating the ideas & concepts that your level of consciousness is ready to embody. Next month, Cancer and Summer Solstice will be the time to declare what will truly nourish & protect you going forward and use the energy to stabilize New Roots and New Home Base.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scorpio Full Moon ~ Final Mission Before Re-Entry


Today's Buddha Moon (5/14) brings us to the final phase of our Spring Eclipse season. We have spent the last year or so moving through Taurus/Scorpio lessons, and now Aries/Libra lessons are being ushered in. Hopefully, we will begin to see/experience more of the collaborative spirit that Nature teaches, that all works together for good, and that dominance/oppression is destructive & unsustainable.
It has been my theory that, as we integrate new power, channel our resources in new ways and honor nature (Taurus/Scorpio) post-2012, we must learn to express ourselves (Aries) and relate in new, more effective ways with others (Libra). We had all (but one) New Moons with Taurus/Scorpio, indicating the new patterns & pathways being activated, while all 6 Aries/Libra Eclipses will be Full Moons, indicating patterns which are ready to be upgraded or released and pathways that have hit a dead-end of sorts.
If you are able to take the next 2-4 weeks to mine your Soul for your very own treasure, the following lunation in Gemini/Sag will give you time to process and assimilate what you discover and develop throughout this Underworld journey.
I am likening this Eclipse season to a trip in to Deep Space. It feels like we're navigating a completely different realm than ever before. This Scorpio Full Moon will reveal many things and connect you to your own Soul's desires, as well as fears, catalyzing the deepest of all surrenders. Some aspect of life has truly died, but only in the way that it creates space & nutrient for new life to take root. As Mars goes Direct (5/19) and Sun moves in to Gemini (5/20) a process begins that I liken to "re-entry in to Earth's atmosphere". It's tricky, dangerous but most of the time, ultimately, successful. My point is, there is a "process" to coming back down to Earth (after 'portals & choices & crossroads - oh my!), whereby you must release anything sticking to your suit (aura) or vehicle (body) and a certain decompression (so you can breathe again) must happen. Try to allow your Self some time for this process over the next 2-4 weeks.
Then, Cancer time (June/July) will usher in Jupiter's final blessings, rewarding you with the nourishment & protection of your NEW *Home*. Home that you find in your own Center (heart), as well as home on the New Earth which operates at a higher frequency than humans have ever lived for. It's important to take that time to put down some roots around whatever feeds & supports you best, stabilize your Self (home base) before jumping in to Leo playtime (with others).
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, today's Scorpio Full Moon, though part of the larger story, is also an annual completion. It gives you a chance to release or compost whatever has outgrown its natural lifespan. Take some time to *cleanse & purify* your system of all that has been repressed, suppressed and pushed to the farthest and deepest realms of your life and consciousness. Use the energy to release waste, debris & the nonessential and the light of the Full Moon to bathe yourself with new life, vitality & power.
PS ~ I used the *Sandcastle* pic because it represents our return to a life made by hand! and it includes all the elements we need ~ Earth, Water, Air & Fire ~ to create beauty & structure that is a more authentic representation of our Truth. This one reminds me of Aladdin ~ Magic ~ Test of Values, Courage & Conscious Awareness ~ I could go on but you get the gist ; -) 
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

*TAURUS* 2014 Solar/Lunar Guidance

MONTHLY *SOLAR* GUIDANCE: As the Sun moves in to Taurus, it is time to see what new forms are worth strengthening & cultivating for the year. When you plant seeds, you never know which will take root, but now you should see some promise around some of the intentions you set for 2014. Our ongoing mantra these days is: Is it worth it? The general energies are intense and transformative and this month, things may get literal. Taurus gets us present to our creature comforts and basic security needs like food, sex & money.  This is an *Annual* Activation for everyone, but for the *Fixed* Family, it can be a little more intense & personal ... Taurus *Initiation* ~ Scorpio *Integration* ~ Leo/Aquarius *Test/Growth*    

Taurus also represents the Gate of Power, the Mid-Point between Spring & Summer. This is a Infinitely potent time ~ "in between" ~ a place, also referred to as the "Sweet Spot" - that very thin membrane between *SEED* and *NEW* Life ... between *Spring* Equinox (seed) and *Summer* Solstice (new life). It reminds us of the beauty and sustenance Mother Earth has always provided, not just for humans, but for all life on this planet.
It is time to tune in, harmonize and synchronize your rhythm with Nature's rhythm. Just like we invite the Invisible Assistance & Ancestors during the November Scorpio Gate of Power which honors Death (in the Life/Death/Life Cycle), we now honor renewed Life, and can now invite the Elementals, Nature Spirits, Devas and the Plant Kingdom in to conscious collaboration, honoring their teachings and sacrifices made to assist, feed and support life on this Planet in ways humans may not always be aware or capable of.
This is a time to celebrate fertility, abundance and our relationship to Mother. It is a time to celebrate all that you have created and contributed to, while mindfully preserving *Life* along the way. Ritual, dance, drumming, toning and/or chanting are always used in celebrations of Earth and her bounty, as is wearing or surrounding your Self with *Green* ~ the color of Life/Love ~ and the Heart Chakra.
Finally, lending weight to the energies this go-round is Juno in Taurus. Juno takes about 4-years to move through the zodiac, so the last time it was in Taurus was March/April 2010. Again, my Fixed Babies may feel this one a little more strongly than most, but certainly we can all take advantage of her added energy. As we cultivate the Garden, Juno reminds us that we are IN PARTNERSHIP with Mother Earth, and this is a reminder to deepen our dedication to living in more balanced, natural ways. As we finish up the Taurus/Scorpio Eclipses, we have this additional support to commit to LIFE. Patriarchal dominance is a death-oriented system that is unsustainable. Life is created by both the Sacred Masculine & the Sacred Feminine, one or the other cannot create alone, and neither can we.
It is time to be grateful for the advances of technology, while still honoring that Nature takes time to cultivate and fully develop Life before it is ripe for the sharing. We must slow down and allow natural processes their time to fully develop otherwise, we miss the sweetness & nutrient. There is much energy for change, which can be chaotic and unsettling, however, you should already be aware of the core issues for you/yours so use this month's energy tune in to any internal 'famine' and know that all you need, desire & deserve is already here. All you need to do is align with it and create space for it in your life. Miracles abound!
Even the Divinations guide us toward an understanding of 'As above, so below' ~ that we ARE the bridge between Heaven & Earth; that we are Spirits having a Human experience and we spend most of our lives just coming to terms with the limitations of our earthly bodies ; -) and Taurus time invites us to experience the pleasure & sustenance Mother provides and give deep gratitude for such bounty! The body, like fruit & flowers, has a natural lifespan that is not long by any measure so enjoy the time you have, bask in the present moment, for it truly is a gift.
MONTHLY *LUNAR* GUIDANCE: If you missed last month's Lunar/Solar Guidance, I recommend it as these two lunations are related and rolling one in to the other and that missive "set up" this week's continued focus. This week is even more potent and telling! I've mentioned that we have a 'double dose of Sacred Feminine energy to a single dose of Sacred Masculine' and for the guidance this month, I pulled all four Sisters + one Brother! More importantly, Earth Brother & Earth Sister are the only two "mortals" in this version of the tarot, which too, is speaking directly to each of us and our humanity. It is time to fulfill our potential and rise to the next level in every way. That said, we are still talking 'fundamentals' and the basics of life and living on this planet. So don't be overwhelmed, instead, SIMPLIFY, PRIORITIZE & RE-DISTRIBUTE YOUR ENERGY & RESOURCES. Also, I decided to give the guidance 'weekly' below because the guidance was so compelling and supportive of what the planets are doing. Read on for MORE!
The Aquarius Last Qtr Moon (4/22) may be challenging you to own your Truth in a completely new way because the old Truth no longer applies. You may have grown accustomed to certain habits, where your food, sex & money are concerned, that will no longer work or support you. This tests you to release the old way and be radically different. The catch is to stay centered in your *HEART* (Leo) as you commit to change and let go of an old way of living your life. What's Truth for you NOW?
This leads to the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse (4/29) which is a very powerful Eclipse for all! It is time to set your intentions for the most beautiful, abundant *Garden* your imagination can dream up ~ Right Now! It's time to set your intentions for how you want to live - physically - literally - in your body. How is your physical reality? How equally do you distribute your resources of time, energy & money? Do you find yourself at "zero" on one or all of these (time, energy, money)? How often do you live at "zero"? How often do you experience "full" (plenty-full-satisfied)? When do you experience balance in your physical life, when you get enough rest, play, work & silence?
Taurus is always about enjoying the natural, physical life of living on Earth ~ all senses are engaged and deeply valued for each gift they bring to your individual experience. Your senses, like your heart, communicates directly 'from you - to you' and no translator is necessary. A lot of our world forces us to dull our senses because the way we're living is so unnatural that our bodies literally rebel. The last year and a half has been a "rewiring" process of revealing the decay and what is no longer sustainable, and now, with the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus, we can initiate completely NEW ways of living physical life. More focus on the abundance and sustainability ~ more integration and practice of true balance, within and without - more conscious awareness of 'price vs. cost' to our Souls as well as to the environment - more gratitude - more beauty - more lifeforms living in true harmony.
This Taurus/Scorpio eclipse series is almost over, this is the final Taurus New Moon and we have the final Scorpio New Moon in October when we will also realign our true power & a renewed discipline that deeply respects and reveres Nature herself as the Source of our supply. For over a year now, how we physically live on Earth and how we utilize Mother's many natural resources has completed a 20-yr cycle, which is naturally part of a couple of much larger cycles. There has been a bit of the 'gorge theory of pleasure' but that is unsustainable. The current rewiring, post-2012, is bringing the Sacred Feminine back in to conscious equal partnership with the Sacred Masculine, which promotes & sustains LIFE! One without the other does not work, for us or the planet. As we practice individual balance and internal harmony, we will start to see that Mother's abundance & security surrounds us, now & always. What physical reality would bring you the most physical pleasure & personal security? What is NATURAL for you personally? What are you ready to invest in?
The Leo First Qtr Moon (5/6) actually falls on the Taurus Gate of Power, so this is a potent day and week for initiating new Heart-Centered ways of living your physical, daily life. Where is the Heart in your life, that undeniable passion that sparks you from within? Where is the love in your life? How often do you laugh and play and just relax with friends? All this needs to be integrated in to your life on a regular basis, you may have been in a famine for way too long (many have). Use this Sacred week to connect to your own wealth, count your blessings and look for solid ways to expand that wealth in some kind of way. Check in with your magnetics, what are you attracting? what are you repelling?
This is the Mid-Point between Spring & Summer and it is a prime opportunity to access balance and equilibrium prior to the extremes associated with the coming season. You have 6-wks to rectify accounts and clear space for the bounty coming your way. You have done a LOT of literal and spiritual work over the last 2-5 years and this is a growth & development kind of time. Even if you are overwhelmed, you have to have some idea of how you'd like to live differently. Say a prayer inviting your Higher Self and your personal Guides (of which you have many assigned to you from birth) to clear the path for you so you can make the best choices for YOU! Ask them to align you with the energy and the resources to stabilize your life. You are deeply supported to do all this in a NEW way.
The Scorpio Full Moon (5/14) is powerful release time! We are literally coming to the end of a 2-month eclipse *Portal* and life will never be the same again. This is the week we completely release the past and compost all the death & negativity we've witnessed or experienced in the last several years. We have learned and lived SO much in the last 2-5 years, as well as the last 10 & 20 years, as we crossed over 2012. We are in such new territory that the only things you can take with you now are internal, on a Soul level - that's your power and your wealth now. It's time to conceive the new, then the Gemini lunation will explore the possibilities, while the Cancer lunation will figure out what truly feeds, sustains & protects you, and then the Leo lunation will test you further on the very things coming up for you NOW.
If you haven't conversed with your Soul in a while, now is the time to get reconnected. That connection is NEVER lost, but only needs regular fortification to serve you well. The guidance further supports this notion of the inner connection that creates the outer reality: "The Water Sister represents the power of the emotions and the unconscious/subconscious to give sustenance to idea. Since she is born from the unification of her father and mother, Fire and Water (the superconscious and the subconscious), she symbolizes the process of creation; the beginning of imagination on the physical plane."
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Venus Reading, Workbook & Monthly Online Circle ~ 2014-15

How the 2013-15 Venus Cycle &
Retrograde in *CAPRICORN* is
Activating Your Chart Directly

This Reading will help you understand your personal Venus Activations better and the Workbook will guide you throughout the whole 18-month cycle. This is very personal *solo* self-work, however, if you would like to join the Monthly Online Circle for additional tools and resources it will be available.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Venus Retrograde in Capricorn

Venus in Capricorn:
Love, Money & Your Magnetics
~ Making It Real ~

Nov 5, 2013 -thru- March 5, 2014
~ Venus Retrograde ~
Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 31, 2014
Review, Reflect & Set Conscious Intentions
for Release & Reclamation
Venus Rules ...
~ LOVE ~
unifying energetic force that exists in/through all life
the invisible essence which links all life
and transcends language or species
what humanity contributes thru thoughts,
feelings, words & deeds creates a culture
what you spend your resources on reveals
what you value and what your priorities are
Venus & Your Magnetics ~ Venus rules everything we truly care about and how we go about creating or acquiring it. Among other things, it rules love, art and beauty, all things that can be physical but the feeling they give us when we experience them is subtle, magnetic energy that draws us in and speaks directly to the heart. The heart is the only electro-magnetic organ in our bodies and directly links us to both the inner core as well as and the outer field which surrounds & protects Earth. When Earth or its atmosphere are zapped with intense energy, we definitely feel it too because we are eternally connected. The communication of the heart is feeling and we are getting a crash course in how to *feel* with all the Water energy swirling at this time. Venus can help you, on a personal level, understand magnetics in a whole new way which will ultimately support you in co-creating a life based on what is most vital to your life and true to your heart. We are not creating the old way we used to, now it is much more about creating an inviting space and magnetizing IN the heart's desire.
Venus & Its Dual Nature ~ It rules both earthy Taurus and breezy Libra. Taurus asks, "what is it worth?" and Libra asks, "where is the balance & harmony for all involved?" You can see how we swing from literal, material value to perceived value according to an individual's preferences and priorities. When Venus is expressing Taurus values, it is all about the physical experience of beauty, while with Libra it is all about the essence. Either way, in your chart, Venus rules what you are magnetized to and what you are repelled by.
Venus Cycles - Past/Future ~ If we track the last few Venus cycles, one way to look at it is that we got a completely new identity activated when Venus Retrograded through *ARIES* (2009-2010) which was followed by cultivating new values & priorities, based on this "new identity" which opened up access to our innate power to co-create our lives. As Venus Retrograded through *SCORPIO* (2010-2011), we got to cleanse & clear any deeply buried karmic debris blocking full expression of clean, authentic power and true self-worth. As Venus Retrograded through *GEMINI* (2012), we got to explore the infinite ways we can express ourselves at this new level of consciousness and release out-dated thinking and obsolete processes. Now, theoretically, we can put a brand new structure in place with the current Retro through *CAPRICORN* (2013-2014). The focus will shift to actually making decisions and creating fundamental stability, as well as personal security, based on the new values & priorities. Venus Retrogrades every 18-months or so, which means that our *Values & Priorities* shift on a fairly regular basis. Getting a rhythm to this, internally, will help you flow with your own personal evolution with far less fear or anxiety and much more trust in the natural order of things, which includes these natural changes. If we anchor the fundamentals in a secure way, then the next Venus Cycle thru *LEO* (2015) will be our final exam on working with magnetics for sure, with both rewards and revelations!
Venus in Capricorn ~ Consider this 4 month period (Nov 2013 - March 2014) a literal and figurative UPGRADE to the structure or foundation of your life. You are responsible for creating, maintaining and sustaining your own life. Essentially, it is time to own your Inner Authority and innate ability to run your own life (Capricorn), and Venus Retro brings the necessary review of values & priorities (Venus) where your personal emotional & physical safety & security are all concerned. What is most important to you around these fundamentals, here & now today? How you make decisions and define security has likely shifted dramatically since 2005-2006, and will shift again by 2021-22 (next Venus Retro in Capricorn). The Retrograde period should afford you time for the *Review*. Review your rules & responsibilities, do some clearing & releasing and prepare the way for new rules, new responsibilities and new projects to have a place to exist and evolve. Retrogrades are always good for research, revisions & resolutions. Does what you have been dedicated to, building and maintaining, actually reflect your deepest, core values? Do you spend your resources of time, energy & money on memories or materials? Education or elitism? Progress or postponement?
This Venus work is going to be very personal for those with Capricorn/Cancer and Aries/Libra activated in their charts. Things that were important to you 8-years ago are probably not so vital now, and things that were not even on your list of priorities may have moved to the top. In this case, Capricorn means the structure of your life and the reality you're currently living has evolved over the last 8-years and adjustments to your responsibilities, commitments and decision-making skills should reflect the *upgrade*. Taking a time-out to review your own reality, how it works, what it grounds or anchors in physical form and how it serves you (or not) ~ that is what this Retrograde will likely bring to the foreground. Capricorn energy always reveals where you are rigid, dry & unstable. It's about carrying your own weight, not the weight of the world and Capricorn is very present to the here & now fundamentals (home, work, food, shelter). It's time to dedicate your efforts toward productive ends that both support you and serve others.
Capricorn energy is all about how you make decisions and structure the foundation of your life, what holds it all together and it is the individual 'container' for your personal life. It's about being responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words & deeds and understanding how they are all connected to the physical reality of your life. Your outer reality reflects your inner reality. It's about building inner strength & fortitude that automatically creates outer order & stability. Capricorn is Ruled by Saturn, which is the last visible planet and speaks to our definition of reality, as well as our physical limits. Saturn is about dedication to the step-by-step process that accomplishes the long term/big goal that will ultimately support more than just you and yours. If you are consciously participating in life, then this is a potent time for you. However, if you are overwhelmed by decisions you've already postponed overlong or the instability of fundamental aspects of your life (home, work, food, shelter), then it's time to meet your Inner Architect who can help you survey, clear, dedicate, design and ultimately, build the NEW clean foundation to support yourself.
~ Venus Retrograde ~
Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 31, 2014
Review, Reflect & Set Conscious Intentions
for Release & Reclamation

~ Nov 5 - Dec 21, 2013 ~
Introduction to New You & Your New Priorities
~ Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 31, 2014 ~
Re-View, Re-Evaluate, Re-Vision, Re-Examine
~ Jan 31 - March 5, 2014 ~
Integration of the New You & Your New Priorities
~ March 2014--Forward ~
Anchoring the *CAPRICORN* Energy & Initiating *NEW* Cycle
Venus Retrograde ~ Review Your Definition of Reality & Re-Evaluate Your Responsibilities ... Venus is now covering the ground which will be reviewed between Dec 21st (retro) and Jan 31st (direct) and anchored during Feb 2014. The whole point of any planet going Retrograde is to bring up the issues of its domain, in Venus' case, values, priorities & resources. It brings these issues to the surface, essentially getting your attention in a way that (hopefully) will prompt you to want to explore more deeply (retrograde) before charting the course of future forward movement (direct/out of shadow) when you will have acquired more clarity and sure-footedness. Venus has an 8-year Cycle, and last did this (Retrograde in Capricorn) in 2005-06, so how have your values evolved over the last 8-years where your fundamental choices & responsibilities are concerned? How would you like to evolve over the next 8-years? Venus energy focuses your attention on what you deeply value or what you give your resources to, which tells the Universe what you truly value. How did you spend your time, energy and money over the last cycle? How will/must that change going forward?
This Venus *Retrograde* Cycle is Time to ...
Reconnect with all *6* of your senses
Assess your values & priorities on all levels
Renew your self-value / self-worth / self-esteem
Balance & Integrate your Divine Feminine nature
Renew your Spirit, your Faith, and your Commitment
Assess your relationships, partnerships and collaborations
Recreate your way of living - and - of living on Earth with others
Assess how you relate to your environment, people, circumstances
Review anything buried, suppressed or neglected over last 8-years
Use your resources more consciously so you are more effective
Try to connect with your own internal rhythm of shifting values & priorities and definitions of love, wealth and beauty, which evolve every 18-months on smaller scales, and every 8-years on larger scales. Things, people, circumstances ALL come and go and come back again; what/who is important yesterday may not be today or tomorrow. Once you establish the connection to your own internal rhythm, then try to get that in sync with the larger social/collective rhythms. That's when co-creating gets really *juicy* and you get more effective, feel more beautiful and life's more abundant all around!
Venus in Capricorn is About ...
Reclaim your Inner Authority
Define emotional & physical security
Know your contribution & its inherent worth/value
Cultivate mature, effective responses to change
Deepen dedication to your purpose (ambition)
Acknowledge, recognize & honor what you create
Tend to the bones or structure
Commit to integrity, self-respect & dignity
Work with your inner teacher, guru, guide
Cultivate a good reputation for yourself
Build something over next 18-months
Not making your way in the world (hiding)
Being moody, over-emotional & sensitive
Thinking money will solve all the problems
Holding on to the past, including childhood issues
Opting for safe stagnation rather than risk handling flow
Not being responsible for your own emotions
Blaming others/outside forces for your weaknesses
Giving away your power (resources & relationships)
Not being able to hold the structure of your life (instability)
Attracting challenges with authority figures (public & private)
Being rigid, cold, uncaring and elitist (disconnected)
*Create Capricorn containers for all the Gemini Ideas
Venus gave over last 18-months (April 2012 - Dec 2013)
* Kelly M Beard * Shamanic Astrologer * *
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Friday, July 26, 2013

*LEO* Gate of Power ~ July-Aug 2013

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on the fact that human history is a history
not only of cruelty, but also of compassion,
sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history
will determine our lives. If we see only the worst,
it destroys our capacity to do something.
If we remember those times and places
-- and there are so many --
where people have behaved magnificently,
this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world
in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way,
we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future.
The future is an infinite succession of presents,
and to live now as we think human beings should live,
in defiance of all that is bad around us,
is itself a marvelous victory.

~ Howard Zinn ~
**NOTE* from Kelly
**LEO* Gate of Power ~ Aug 2013
**MERKABA* Meditation & More
**SUMMER* Retrogrades Reading 2013
**LINKS* ~ Add'l *Tools, Support & Resources*
Note from Kelly ~ The Sun in Leo *Illuminates & Infuses* your Heart-Centered, Individual Nature, connecting you to Source Energy and activating the *Annual* Check-In with your creative fire. Where are you in your evolution at this time? Do you feel like a "new you" is bubbling and about to burst open with life? Or perhaps you've just begun your journey of self-discovery and are just getting present to your evolution, moving a little groggily, but waking up nonetheless? Wherever you are in your development, this month will be revealing and (hopefully) creative and fun too! There will likely be some aspects of the process that are uncomfortable but that's the way growth and expansion goes. There are certain things you would not undertake (even the most necessary of changes) voluntarily, so try to have a fertile, earthly base to contain any fiery energy that rises up through you as the Sun moves through Leo. It will activate some delicious and vital creative FIRE energy within everyone! Some will be centered and radiant, with a strong sense of Self and a new inspiration where living your passion is concerned. While others, who may be still processing old material, can suddenly become aware of how far they still have to go and (hopefully) the fire will ignite a new commitment to living their passion and being true to Self.
~ *LEO* Gate of Power 2013 ~
Click Here for Leo *LUNAR* Guidance
Click Here for Leo *SOLAR* Guidance
We are in very new territory and must evolve past ego drives and people-pleasing to true self-love and courage to be authentic. This is a powerfully transformative summer. I urge you to expand as often as you can ... expand your heart ~ expand your consciousness ~ expand your community ~ expand your mind / stretch your body / feed your soul ~ try to REMEMBER times of PURE JOY! Re-call your triumphs and miracles ~ Re-connect with your innate gifts and strengths and take time this month to be still and connect with your HEART ~ It Will Guide You!! at this major turning point in your life. We have SO MUCH energetic support ~ from the planets ~ from the invisible realms ~ from other Dimensions ~ from other living things including billions of other human beings who genuinely want peace of mind, a healthy body and an interesting life and they are deeply committed to living it in their everyday life. Leo energy (in its Highest form) IS ... fiery and passionate ~ loving and loyal ~ courageous and magnanimous ~ generous and full of HEART!! It is THIS part of you being INITIATED at this time. The intense energies, great clearings, deep revelations, and glaring truths are ALL preparing you for what is coming next.
This *Sacred Season* is About ...
~ Assessments & Preserving *New Life* ~
*LEO* Gate of Power/Cross Quarter ~ Lammas ~ (8/7) This period is all about *PRESERVING* what is growing strong, solid, useful and nourishing ... while releasing density, weight and excess to be composted in to something more useful in the season to come. It's a time of gratitude and celebration, in anticipation of the Fall Equinox Season of Harvest. Some call this the Pre-Harvest. You can get a jump-start on assessing the year if you've completed your "clearing and releasing" process. If not, this is the final *purge* in preparation for the Harvest Season.
~ Artemis ~ Goddess of Moon and Hunt is associated with this Sacred Season. *Let's infuse the word "hunt" with one of its original meanings: to "search diligently" ... search the depths of your Soul and connect your own Heart with the Heart of the Divine Feminine that your life might be expanded.
From the Goddess Knowledge Cards ~ "Artemis, the archaic mistress of animals, probably dates back to Paleolithic times. Her realm is the wilderness, and her concern extends to all wild, untamed things. She presides over the hunt and is the goddess of hunters. Fiercely individualistic and independent, she remains apart from relationship to men. Despite her fierceness she is addressed as a healing and soothing goddess. Protector of births, she alleviates the suffering of women in childbirth. She is also responsible for the initiation of young girls. Artemis is a wonderful symbol of female independence. She reminds us of the value of solitude and the importance of wild, unprotected places. She shows us those frightening places that bring healing even through fear."
She sounds like a Leo/Virgo combination to perfectly represent this Cross Quarter ~ Lammas ~ Gate of Power and Portal to take you to your Heart (Leo) and through a purification and healing (Virgo). It's time to position your Self for an expanded perspective at this time. Explore your options with fresh eyes! Allow your instincts to guide you on your Path and Trust the Divine Feminine within and around you to *contain, nurture and protect* all life, now and always. Artemis reminds us to honor that which sustains us and to always aim your magical arrow at only the most precious dreams, your deepest heart's desire.
~ *Mer-Ka-Ba* Meditation ~
Click Here for Meditation
by Drunvalo Melchizedek
The theme for July (according to has been *EXPANSION*DISCIPLINE*MAGIC* and as you receive this, we will be diving in to the Day Out of Time (7/25) which is something we've honored for many years. If you honor a 13-moon annual cycle, it leaves one day each year when we can time-out and honor that which makes life possible on Mother Earth. For those of you inclined toward the shamanic path of honoring *As Above/So Below* ~ which is to do prayer, ritual and/or energetic offerings during such incredible planetary activations, then the following two articles and the above meditation are tremendously supportive over the next 4-weeks. Of course, there are always energies to work with, but the current alignments are extremely rare and unusually positive, forward-moving and uplifting. As each of us holds the vision for balance, harmony, flow, life and peace on earth, the quicker it will manifest in physical form. At this time, keeping the faith opens the channels for the (seeming) miraculous to occur effortlessly. I suggest you review all the dates mentioned and consider the Moon's Void-of-Course times and try to schedule some down-time, if and when possible. I have done some incredible work by the ocean's edge, and will continue, holding each and every one of you in my heart, thoughts & prayers!
~ Moon/Void-of-Course ~
July 28th - 11 hours
Aug 7th ~ 11 hours
Aug 12th ~ 10 hours
Aug 20th ~ 9 hours
Aug 24th ~ 10 hours
Super-Full Moon Update 7.22.2013
Aquarius Super-Full Moon ~ 7.22.2013

~ Post by Lena Stevens who shares *Astrological Notes*
Written by Patricia Liles
Planetary Merkaba Formation of 7.29.2013
This Is The Big One We’ve All Been Waiting For
~ The Grand Sextile ~
~ Post by Randy Bruner of
Finally, in case you missed the resources below, including the *Summer Retrogrades* Reading, I've decided to leave them in because they are all still useful & relevant. IN-Joy!!
*Summer Retrogrades* Reading ~ 2013
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Reading for Kelly/Power Circle
For anyone feeling like they are floating with no direction, this reading could prove useful. The *Summer Retrogrades* 2013 Reading is a 10-card reading that is designed to give you Insights & Clarity on navigating this period of time (July/Aug/Sept). It is guidance and support for your Summer of Healing & Restoration ... in preparation for the Fall Harvest. Together, we tune in to your energy, and invite your angels, ancestors & guides to assist/support your current process. The Tarot of the Spirit by Pamela Eakins is the Divination Tool. You will receive a 6-page/pdf and an audio with that guidance, as well as my insights on the support leaping out from your own individual chart.
Click Here for *Retrograde* Planets General Overviews
~ *Tools, Support & Resources* for NOW ~
*SUMMER* Solstice/CANCER 2013
~ 6.20.2013 Newsletter by Kelly M Beard of
Lion's Gate Initiation: Next Level of Spiritual Awakening
~ 7.15.2013 Newsletter by Shanta Gabriel of
July 2013 Vibe Report
~ 7.12.2013 Post by Leilah Nancy Ward of
July 2013 Cosmic Story: Mercury Retro, Grand Water Trine, New & Full Moons
~ Article by Cathy Pagano of
~ 7.1.2013 Post by Lena Stevens of
July 2013 Elixir ~ Wellness Astrology Newsletter
~ 7.1.2013 Newsletter by Stephanie Gailing of
The 5D Report ~ LOVE Hubs: creating our heaven
~ 7.13.2013 Post by Lauren Gorgo of

Saturday, April 13, 2013

4-12-2013 ~ Pluto Retrograde: Why Working With Pluto Is So Important

Weekly Forecast:  April 7 - 13, 2013
4/10 ~ New Moon in Aries (followed by 10+ hour/VOC*)
4/13 ~ Mercury Enters Aries (Retro done & out of Pisces)
4/12 ~ Pluto Retrograde until 9.20.2013 (near Equinox)
This could not be a BETTER time to review Pluto's transformative self-work.  May 20th brings the 3rd of 7 Activations between Uranus (Liberator) and Pluto (Transformer), these activations are moving the Individual, Social & Collective along in an evolutionary way that will not be delayed or denied.  I encourage you to set your personal intentions around your own individual evolution or current personal transformation. The Signs involved give more clues about the self-work.  Aries is the lesson of independence, courage & taking action on your own behalf - plus initiating the new, while the Capricorn lesson is that of being responsible for your actions and aware of the ripple effect - plus stabilizing the structure of your life. Here we are only slightly more than a month prior to the 3rd Uranus/Pluto contact, which uniquely positions us all to deeply and permanently transform any aspects of life that are truly done/complete & ready for release. Look to the Aries/Capricorn areas of your chart or reflect on what you have suppressed or neglected the longest. Then use the added power & energy from the outer planets to assist you in a big way. 
PLUTO: Planet of Death, Rebirth & Transformation ~ Overview
Pluto represents all the heavy-duty parts of life: money, sex, power and death - all major and important ... and hard to talk about or even think about for some people. However, these are vital components of our nature & existence and when balanced & integrated, a rich and fulfilling life is the result. The main challenge when working with Pluto is that it is so far down - deep down within you (soul level), that to even reach that particular depth of who you are, in your current incarnation/lifetime, you have to be fearless & vigilant. You have to commit to speeding up the development of your consciousness by doing the following:
~ Honest, thorough & regular assessments of where you are
~ Determine the area that needs immediate attention
~ Then commit to your own growth and development
If you are even considering Pluto work, then are you are already developing faster than the average individual and actually doing the Pluto work, will dramatically accelerate your progress to the next level. You will know that you need to work with Pluto if there is a large catalyst which propels you to the Underworld where you ultimately discover it was necessary and inevitable. (Possible catalysts are death of a loved one, divorce, lost job, home or something else major or irreversible.) To go voluntarily- willingly - open and receptive to death, rebirth and ultimate transformation is to enrich your own individual process. You should be “awake” for this - you should be conscious & alert. It is also good to have another trusted soul to hold *Sacred* Space until you return (preferably a professional counselor) or a healthy close friend as an “emergency contact”. It should be someone who understands and supports this in-depth self-work and who will not judge what comes up for you in any way, shape or form. The reason you will need this “emergency contact” is because many people (depending on individual circumstances) get stuck in the Underworld (which manifests as depression and/or destructive behavior) and that is not the point of this work.
Why Working With Pluto Is So Important
The point of this in-depth work, is to go deep within and heal these parts of the Self at the core level so an outer manifestation can occur in your life & environment. As you heal the deepest parts of you, you become whole again just as cells have automatic sloughing off & regeneration. You have to do a minimum of an annual compulsory review (Retrograde) of your life plan and strategize what needs immediate attention, implement your action-plan for healing; integrate the new sense of Self as you clear the debris of what you’ve created up to now. Then move on! completely detached from outcome because whatever the outcome and however hard the road is, it is worth it - you are worth it - to have a richer and more authentic. fulfilling life.
Death, rebirth and transformation are all separate, intense and necessary processes. Honor the vision of who you are, by being conscious through this process if/when possible. Observe your Self - pay attention to the journey as there are clues to accessing the Highest expression of you and your Truth which are revealed ALL ALONG THE WAY!! The journey is part of the process that you cannot get around so maximize its potential by doing your part. Do the work! Be patient. And accept the challenge - accept the risk and recognize that the rewards are equal to the risk you’re willing to take and the investment you’re willing to make (in your Self). You have to earn this one. It is an initiation to the next level and there are variables & unknowns. You may even ask, “Why would I WANT to go on such a long and difficult journey into a challenging environment?” The answer is, when you go to the depths, you discover what you’re made of.
~ You go to find the true Source & Strength of who you are.
~ You go to study all the separate pieces that contributed to
     your existence today.
~ You go to learn how you are built so that you can maximize
     your own potential in the here & now.
~ You go to find out how you were formed (from dust) and
     that knowledge & understanding is the KEY to
     manifesting anything your imagination can come up with!
~ You go back to being an embryo and now you can be “awake”
     for this labor and rebirth - you can CHOOSE who you want to be.
SIDEBAR: You know how we’re always talking about how things in our lives are just as we “chose” them to be - what we chose "previously" to master in THIS current lifetime? Well, NOW you are in THIS current lifetime and you are choosing your next level of evolution. A key part of how you are formed will come from connecting with your Source and understanding your own (human) nature. Empowering you to make better choices for the Spirit, Soul & Human Being that you ARE.
~ How do you want to evolve?
~ What do you want to master?
~ What MUST you master in order not to repeat things in from this lifetime in the next?
Pluto in Sagittarius - 1995-2008 (13 years)
This is not an easy or short-term transition. Pluto moving through Sag will dig up the outgrown belief systems, rooted in death, and bath them in Light, a major, once-in-a-lifetime *purification* of all toxic religions. This activation is transforming what we believe as a collective and activating a full-scale reconstruction (per Pluto) of Truth, making sure we remember that Truth is an ever-evolving, changing, dynamic, fluid essence that cannot be denied. People are, hopefully, going to take more responsibility for their beliefs and consciously choose to change the ones that are clearly working against them. As more revelations come to each individual, a mass awakening happens because there is a natural inclination within us, as humans, to want to understand the bigger picture, the deeper meaning of life, the Universe and our innate connection to it all.  But first ... we must clear 248-years of ideas, ideals & beliefs.  That's a lot! This is when we find out just how intricately woven the individual, social and collective realms eternally are. This is another reason why things were SO intense during those years - it was the final purge of outdated belief systems and stories that were no longer true. Because Sag, ruled by Jupiter, tends to expand things too, a great number of people awakened to their connection to the larger nature of the Universe and realized they didn't need anyone else to translate their connection to deeper meaning in their lives.  Moreover, it feels like we can now safely choose various aspects of other cultures and belief systems and forge our own based on the pieces that resonate most deeply within the Soul.  We will be cultivating (remembering) this connection for years to come.
Pluto in Capricorn - 2008-2024 (16 years)
We have Pluto moving in to Capricorn for 16 years, after 13 years of moving through Sag's domain. And like the switch we make annually as individuals from focusing on truth, faith and systems of belief, we then move in to Capricorn to concretize and make those real in our every day life, it is now, on a global scale, moving the collective along similar lines. Pluto is known as the "Purifier", "Lord of Transformation" and rules the Underworld, death, rebirth and ultimate transformation. When it is in a sign, it is essentially in that sign's Underworld, digging up all that has been suppressed, repressed, ignored or pushed 'down there' - all of the Shadow content of that particular sign's nature. Individually, the Shadow nature of Capricorn is to avoid feelings, or more specifically, being responsible for how you feel; to think anything worthwhile has to be hard or a struggle; making life and your life's work an onerous duty, rather than your heart-centered gift to the world; taking your Self and everything around you too seriously to name a few. Collectively, this 16 years will likely reveal the Shadow nature of government, institutions, education & health care systems and society's consciousness in general. However, like I tell anyone dealing with the Underworld or their own Shadow nature, you can postpone, but you'll never avoid the work (Pluto has an Infinite memory) and sooner or later you will have to deal with the 'dark side' and frankly, it is much easier to just commit to facing it head-on as best you can getting it overwith sooner than later. This is the energy of: pay now or pay DOUBLE later!! Personally, I think we've all seen what postponing the necessary responsibilities and hard work will do. Saturn rules Capricorn, and essentially, if you do not define your terms, then they will be defined for you. If you do not stand up, let your voice be heard, especially to disagree, then people (and the powers that be) ASSUME YOU AGREE!!
Pluto Retro in Capricorn:  April 12 ~thru~ Sept 20, 2013
Pluto is the planet of death, rebirth and transformation. So when it Retrogrades be prepared to allow some part of you or your life to "die" ... and be transformed anew. There is a part of your Self which is connecting to your deepest desires. However, in order to manifest them, you will have to clear some debris from your life right now. And Pluto is here to assist you in attaining that ultimate goal. Ready or not, it is time for you to move on to the next level. The more you resist it, the harder & longer it will be.
It may "seem" sudden, but really whatever leaves your life at this time has been on it's way out for the last couple of years whether you were consciously aware of that or not. If there is any deep, dark secret or part of your Self you have avoided or suppressed, prepare for it to come up and out to be dealt with once and for all. And be prepared for the subsequent consequences of it coming up and out too - for you, as well as those closest to you. For your transition to the next level may be just as uncomfortable for those closest to you as it will be for you. It can be hard to change your perception of a person even when the changes are clear and evident. People still tend to hold on to their "old" definitions of the newly evolved person before them. Try to be cognizant of when you do that to others and notice if/when others do it to you. If/when it happens to you, it may be a good idea to gently remind people that you "used to do/say/think/be that way" however, you don't any longer and it would be appreciated if they would make the effort to acknowledge that if they wish to continue to remain in your life.
So we understand that things are really dramatically changing. Pluto likes to dig up whatever you have repressed, suppressed or neglected the longest. You may or may not be consciously aware of your weakest place, but this is the time it is likely revealed or remembered. Think of it as coming to the surface of your conscious awareness for the true and final release (Pluto). Don't feed your fears, however, it is also likely to also be something you 'think' you cannot live without. This is a test of what you truly desire and value. Very often, that is the catalyst for (forced) growth and development. Any attempt to hold on to an old habit, person, place or circumstance that is clearly "dead" or "over" will result in more havoc (which you've outgrown) and you create a harder struggle to get past it (and grow) to the good stuff that awaits you. Pluto tends to strip us of all that we think we need to exist and insists that we realize that: your sole responsibility for being here is to CO-CREATE YOUR LIFE!! (Pluto rules Scorpio, the energy of creation)

*VOC* ~ Monthly Void-of-Course ~ is when the Moon is changing from one Sign to the next (every 2-3 days). We consider those times particularly useful ~ Organic Time-Outs ~ that are best used for rest, relaxation, meditation and receiving inner guidance. Sometimes it is 5-minutes, sometimes 24-hours (or on rare occasions, more), but most often, it lasts 1 or 2-hours, which is a perfect *break* if/when you are in a position to take it.
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