Friday, August 28, 2009

Aug~Sept~Oct 2009: Review, Assess & Harvest

*3* Major Activations:
Transforming Your Thoughts,
Desires & Definition of Freedom
Mercury Retrograde ~ Virgo/Libra
Mars/Pluto ~ Cancer/Capricorn
Saturn/Uranus ~ Virgo/Pisces

I am preparing for several upcoming events (see below) which will guide and support you during these changing times. The energy is intensifying (so what else is new?)!! I alerted you months ago that August was going to be as close to a "breather" as we were going to get before September ushered in truly transformative energies. So a reminder may be necessary to help you keep your eye on the true goal of *NOW*. There are some major activations, and there is definitely something for everyone. Each of the major alignments have their designated assignments to facilitate the current lessons. The Leo New Moon (8/20) urged you all to align with your own heart, and love yourself and each other more. Then the Sun (8/22 ~ identity/essential nature and Leo's ruler), along with the Moon (8/21), went in to Virgo, the sign of purification, healing and wholeness, which means an inner (Moon/Lunar) and outer (Sun/Solar) alignment (of your Being) was activated. This was the lead-in to Mars and Mercury (8/25), plus Venus (8/26 ~ all personal planets), adding to the Sun and Moon, as they *ALL* move in to new signs, initiating new lessons and expressions. Vesta is in on the mix this week as well (8/28). She is the aspect of the Divine Feminine which holds ALL LIFE SACRED~ and generally brings to your attention, that which 'used to be' sacred / has become taboo / it is now your job to make it sacred again!! She just spent the last 3+ months in Cancer, making your Sacred Space and Heart-Centered Work "sacred" again. This week, she moves in to Leo for the next 3+ months, making your core Self, Authentic Love and a Healthy, Thriving Community *SACRED* again! Remember, when ANY planet changes signs, it slows down (as should you) and beams down *INTENSE* ~ concentrated energy to us all ... and this week alone, all *6* of the above planets/asteroids are moving in to *NEW* territory.

Mercury Retrograde ~ Virgo/Libra
August 15 -thru- October 15 is the primary time frame of this particular Mercury Retrograde, which is technically ~ Retro on September 7th and Direct on September 29th. The Shadow period began around mid-August and will end around mid-October. During the course of this Mercury Retrograde through Virgo, Libra (and back again), there are several rare and once-in-a-lifetime additional activations. This tells me that while we make these monumental, tangible shifts (within and without) and while we take these quantum leaps of faith and expand our awareness, our capacity to mentally process and deal with these major changes will be more effective if we turn to Spirit, Higher Self, inward, to the core of our Beings, to our *HEARTS* ~ to guide us. Pushing to outwardly articulate or communicate what you are going through on this most deeply personal level is going to be near impossible to do with any fluidity or accuracy. There are not WORDS for what you will be experiencing for the next two months, and the reverberations extend many, many years in to the future.

I recommend concentrated effort to meditate as long and often as physically possible. Don't do this deep work 'on the fly' or while multi-tasking. (Normally, you can make great strides that way, but things are not "normal" right now.) Don't think of it as a "permanent" practice you have to rush in to NOW or else ... instead, think of it as *COMMITTING* to giving your Self two months to truly understand these major events and what they mean in your personal, inner and outer lives. You can "react" to the pokes from the Universe, but it is much more effective to "respond" ... with an *INNER* processing of your transformation and transition to the next level. If you give your Self this (or any) dedicated, focused time each day, and truly digest (embody) all you've experienced in the last 1-10 years, you will come out the other side of Mercury Retrograde with much more clarity and acquired wisdom to guide your next move(s) as Mercury and the Healing Trinity (Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune) all go *FORWARD* allowing you express the miracle that you ARE!

Mars/Pluto ~ Cancer/Capricorn
~ Mars ~
lower will/desire/passion/anger/sex/masculine
~ Pluto ~
Higher Will/Underworld/purification/transmutation/
regeneration/death & rebirth

August 25/26 -thru- October 17 is the primary time frame of the *CURRENT* Mars/Pluto activation. The *BEGINNING* of the first of *8* (2-year) Cycles, which we are currently "in", was November 2008 -thru (early) February 2009 ~ along with Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius/Capricorn and a Leo Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse ~ Mars *JOINED* Pluto through Sagittarius (opposing Gemini / squaring Virgo/Pisces ~ 1995-2008) for the last time and Capricorn (opposing Cancer / squaring Aries/Libra ~ 2008-2024) for the first time in over 250 years! That was the beginning of a 2-year Cycle, which led to the first *TEST* in April/May 2009 and here we are in August/September 2009 experiencing the *INTEGRATION* along with a Leo New Moon and Mercury Retrograde in Virgo/Libra. This suggests to me that the Leo energy of self-love and authenticity and the understanding and expressing (Mercury) of the "new you" ~ is connected with the Mars/Pluto work which will distill your deepest desires and clear a space to manifest them in the cleanest, purest ~ mental, physical, emotional and spiritual ~ environments possible at this time.

For More Review:

Excerpt from Monthly Forecast:
August 1 ~ Cross Quarter/Lammas
September 22 ~ Fall Equinox 2009

Mars is connecting with Pluto AGAIN! Remember last December 2008? That was the one and only month of the entire year that all the planets were FORWARD and Mars joined Pluto in Capricorn ... those two planets getting together only happens about every 2 years. So with Pluto in Capricorn for 16 years, that gives you *8* opportunities ~ in your ENTIRE LIFETIME ~ to really work on balancing and integrating your Lower Will (Mars) & Higher Will (Pluto) in Capricorn: Your Inner Authority, Your Desire for Heart-Centered Work, Your Contribution to Society, Your Passion for Freedom and Justice, Your Basic Human Rights. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, like so many other alignments in the years to come, to TRULY *PURIFY* and *DISTILL* your deepest desires to be truly independent, effective and self-sufficient, making you better able to make a worthy contribution to society. Those who cannot get their Lower Will *in-check* are going to find this a very tough 16 years.

So, technically, December 2008 Initiated this 8-Part Series of Mars/Pluto contacts. Now, let me take you back a little further to September 2007 - March 2008, when Mars Retrograded in Cancer (Mars Retrograding is another thing that only happens about every two years). It spent 7+ months in Cancer *PREPARING* you for this very alignment. Review your journals and notes for that time period and you're sure to find that what reached peak energy / critical mass / or imploded around September 2007 - March 2008, the dust finally settled on by December 2008, which *Initiated* the new Capricorn building work for Mars and Pluto (and YOU!) ... here's the basic 2-year cycle you can expect for 16 years to come.

*Mars spend about 2 months in each Sign, so you can expect these to be 2 month "processes" each time.

*12.28.2008 ~ INITIATION ~ Transformation of your deepest desire nature (Mars ~Conjunct~ Pluto in Capricorn)
*4.26.2009 ~ FIRST TEST ~ Pushes you to make choices and grow (Mars in Aries ~Square~ Pluto in Capricorn)
*8.26.2009 ~ INTEGRATION ~ Pushes you to balance/integrate all you've learned (Mars in Cancer ~Oppose~ Pluto in Capricorn)
*7.31.2010 ~ FINAL TEST ~ Pushes you to complete the work - the better you "make choices and consciously grow" at this stage will determine how intense the next phase will be. (Mars in Libra ~Square~ Pluto in Capricorn)
*12.08.2010 ~ NEXT INITIATION (Mars ~Conjunct~ Pluto in Capricorn)

*Note ~
I am developing a class for this, stay tuned, but in the meantime, journaling may prove invaluable when you have this first two years behind you and you want to reflect on how/when this cycle started. Remember, very often, how you START is how you FINISH ... and you always have a choice as to how much or how little you invest in your OWN POTENTIAL & WELL-BEING. This class will be for those highly motivated and consciously working with the energies on a consistent basis and are serious about getting results sooner than later. *To gauge interest, I'd really appreciate a note stating your interest and how much time you'd like to devote to each class (30-90 minutes). Email Kelly w. "Mars/Pluto Tele-Class" in Subject Line.

**A final thing to remember about this year and Mars' movements is that it will Retrograde in December 2009, which it only does every two years. Last time was Cancer, this time, the extended stay will be in Leo. More on that later ...

Saturn/Uranus ~ Virgo/Pisces

The on-going Saturn/Uranus activation has its 3rd of five Acts (9/15) and is also connecting with this month's Pisces/Virgo Lunation. The Pisces Full Moon (9/4) is going to dissolve whatever's *READY* creating a womb-like experience of *DEVELOPMENT* ... which will be, in part, preparing you for the Infinitely potent alignment during the Virgo New Moon (9/18) when Saturn, Sun, Moon (and my natal Uranus and Pallas - wow!) are *ALL* at 25° Virgo (with Mercury Retrograde close-by at the anaretic, mastery degree of 29° Virgo) ... all in the *9th House* of your Truth & your Story, along with: spiritual quest, wisdom, expanded consciousness, belief systems, religion, philosophy, publishing, higher learning/education, distant travel, foreign people, languages and countries.

Saturn Oppose Uranus ~ This is a Collective Activation that will *ping* us 5 times over a 2-year period (2009-2010) and it made me think of the "5-Act Structure" of a theatrical performance. Our initiation was Nov 4, 2008 / Election Day in the US and we have two more in 2009, February and September and two more in 2010, April and July. There are many breakdowns and descriptions of the ... 5-Act Structure ... here's the "Kelly version"

ACT 1 ~ Introduction to the players and establishment of points and possibilities, as well as the time & place
~ Astrologically: INITIATION
~ November 4, 2008
ACT 2 ~ Events accelerate, momentum builds, complications and complexities are revealed
~ Astrologically: TEST of what you've learned so far
~ February 5, 2009
ACT 3 ~ Climax of action, choices, critical mass & crossroads
~ Astrologically: INTEGRATION, assessment and compromise
~ September 15, 2009
ACT 4 ~ Descent, fear (false evidence appearing real), test of faith and reversal of fortunes
~ Astrologically: TEST of the quality of integration
~ April 26, 2010

*NOTE* Sign Change: Saturn moves in to Libra and Uranus moves in to Aries and begins a new 84 year cycle!! Being born anew in Aries, initiates an entirely new consciousness globally. So you better believe the first *4* Acts are PREPARING you for the FINALE! The *NEW* You ... and the *NEW* World are both being renewed!!

ACT 5 ~ Resolution, transmutation and awakening to a new level of understanding
~ Astrologically: COMPLETION ... in preparation for initiation of a new kind
~ July 26, 2010
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