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.
You’ll Receive …
Audio Link + CD of Reading
Custom Workbook ~ 18-mo Tools
Custom Schedule of Your Activations
Tools & Guidance for Navigating Cycle
Live Ongoing Monthly Circle Available
Let’s *CO-CREATE* a Plan/Strategy for
YOUR *Love*Money*Magnetics*
Click Here for Book Venus Reading
. . . . and Join Monthly Online Circle

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 * *
* * (301) 541-7695 *

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
Click Here to *See & Share* Special Offer
Click Here for *Sample*
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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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2013 Initial Thoughts

Cycles to Consciously Co-Create with in *2013*
JAN ~ Mercury Retro *WATER* ~ 2013
FEB ~ Saturn Retro *SCORPIO* ~ 2013
MARCH ~ Eclipses & Nodes *SCORPIO/TAURUS* ~ 2013
APRIL ~ Mars Cycle Midpoint *VIRGO* ~ 2013
MAY ~ Chiron Retro *PISCES* ~ 2013
JUNE ~ Jupiter *CANCER* ~ 2013
JULY ~ Uranus *ARIES* ~ 2013
AUG ~ Asteroids & Divine Feminine ~ 2013
SEPT ~ Pluto Retro *CAPRICORN* ~ 2013
OCT ~ Neptune Retro *PISCES* ~ 2013
NOV ~ Venus Retro *CAPRICORN* ~ 2013
DEC ~ Pause-for-the-Cause/NO Call ~ 2013
The focus of my work is Cycles, Patterns and Personal Rhythm. I enjoy helping people unlock the potential of their own unique blueprint (chart) and I am deeply passionate about supporting people as they explore & develop their own personal *Rhythm* (cycles).  Beyond that, I love when people start to master their rhythm and begin to dance with the Universal *Rhythm* more freely and effectively because they are stronger and more centered in their Authentic Self. In addition to assisting Individuals, I am also interested in holding *Sacred* Space for the Power Circle Community to explore these cycles together. My ultimate goal is to serve both the Individuals, who prefer private sessions and one-on-one guidance & support ~ as well as those who enjoy Group energy & the exponential support of others navigating the cycles and consciously co-creating too.
The following introduces the *As Above* (planets/cycles) we will explore and develop this year (2013) *So Below* (our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual reality) unfolds deliciously for one and all!  The schedule has already been altered because we are doing both the Mercury & Saturn calls in February, so it is but a loose guideline for the year and my *Intention* to cover these things with you.  Please *respond* to this mailing with your interest as Community (your) participation will largely determine this.  For any gathering I host, there must be a minimum of 10 people registering. Below is my quick, initial snap-shot of what we are likely to cover at those gatherings.  Consider this a *Sneak Peek* as well as an *Open Invitation* to join me and the growing Power Circle Community.
2013 Highlights
SUN ~ Annual Solar Cycle 2013 ~ every month the Sun changes Sign around the 20th of the month.  It is this time when you should consider getting your personal Monthly *Tools*.

MOON ~ Eclipses/Nodes 2013 ~ we will be dealing, primarily, with Scorpio/Taurus Eclipses, however, we still have one Sag Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (5.25.2013) to complete the last couple of years of energy work ... while we will also get introduced to what's coming next with the Aries Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (10.18.2013).  Keep in mind, Eclipse themes that *overlap* like this make the year (2013) extremely *transitional* and usually more intense as well.  These Eclipse Cycles coincide with the Lunar Nodes movement and this year we are dealing with a Scorpio North Node, while releasing imbalances around the Taurus South Node issues.
LAST Cycle ~ 1993-1995
PRESENT Cycle ~ 2012-2014 
NEXT Cycle ~ 2031-2032
MERCURY ~ Retro ALL Water 2013 ~ every 5+ years, Mercury does its 3-4 Retrogrades in a year through ALL One Element. 2013 brings ALL Water, meaning our ideas, thoughts, perceptions, conceptions, as well as how we communicate & express ourselves, is going to be *Emotionally* Based and decidedly driven by our *Feeling* Nature.  For some, that will be a piece of cake, for others not-so-much. Either way, we will ALL learn more about Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces this year.
Previous Cycle ended on Water / 1993
(1998) FIRE ~ Creativity / Courageous / Passion / Enthusiasm / Impulsiveness / Transformation
(2003) EARTH ~ Stability / Endurance / Practical / Form / Tangible Results / Building / Outer Realms
(2008) AIR ~ Information (large amounts) / Ideas / Talking / Processing / Expression / Voice
(2013) WATER ~ Emotions / Feelings / Flow / Vibrations / Depth / Intuition / Surrender / Inner Realms
Next Cycle Initiates on Fire / 2018
VENUS ~ 2nd Leg of Gemini *Journey & Process* 2012-2013 ~ Reclamation of Divine Feminine/Gemini in Preparation for Capricorn ~ This deserves a complete article to truly describe the energetic work we are doing with Venus this year.  But there are two points I want to make: (1) Venus in Capricorn Jan 8 - Feb 1, 2013 is the *preview* of the coming extended 4-month stay in Capricorn toward the end of this year (Nov 5 - Mar 5, 2014) and subsequent Retrograde: 12.21.2013/Direct: 1.31.2014.  And (2) Venus still has much work left with the Gemini *Theme* as she embarks on the second and final leg of that journey initiated April 2012.
As Venus goes to the Underworld (pause for the cause) mid-February, she has a couple of *KEY* Meetings with Sun/Moon/Mars/Uranus before Rising as the Evening Star in early-May 2013.  We should consider using this time to clarify the value of all the ideas, thoughts and concepts we have *released* over the last 9-12 months, and acknowledge that we've created *space* for NEW ideas, thoughts and concepts to infuse every Chakra with an Authentic Voice that expresses Self in a higher, more delicious Venusian way.  This work will anchor your NEW *Values & Priorities* so they support you going forward. Remember:  Sun (Identity/Source Energy) ~ Venus (Love/Beauty/Abundance) ~ Uranus (Awakening/Liberation) are linking up at 8* Aries on March 28, 2013.  Then Venus/Mars do *Sacred* Union on 4.6.2013 at 19* Aries.  These *behind the scenes* contacts (and where they fall in YOUR chart) will inform your Self-Work and Soul-Searching before the VERY DISTINCT shift of Venus' direction from *Release* to *Reclamation* kicks in to action.
MARS ~ 3rd Leg of Virgo *Journey & Process* 2011-2013 ~ Mars spent 8-months in Virgo (11/2011 - 7/2012) in what I've since dubbed the 8-month *investment* for a 16-month *return* and we are now at the *Mid-Point* of that 16-months as Mars moves through Pisces (2/1 - 3/12.2013).  It's a good time to review those materials and check to see if you are on-track.  Those most directly affected are my *Mutable* Babies:  Gemini/Sag and Virgo/Pisces.
JUPITER ~ 2nd Leg of Gemini *Journey & Process* 2012-2013 ~ The remaining Gemini work that Jupiter is doing will be:  (FIRE) with the final Sag Eclipse (5.25.2013) and Uranus in Aries ... (WATER) Chiron/Neptune/Pallas in Pisces ... (AIR) and Ceres/Vesta in Gemini lending Divine Feminine *Power* to the remainder of the Gemini Self-Work.  This indicates we will have to bring in our own Virgo energy of healing/assimilation to stabilize all this stirs up.
Jupiter is a 12-year cycle that moves in 3-year increments, so it hit Aries in 2010/Taurus in 2011/Gemini in 2012 ~ we return to Cardinal energy with Cancer in 2013 and thus engage Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, which will leave us having to bring in the Libra energy of balance/fairness on our own but keep in mind that it will also *challenge* the *Truth/Story* you activated back in 2010 to truly (and physically/literally) EVOLVE in the coming year (2013-2014). 
SATURN ~ 1st Retro in Scorpio *Journey & Process* 2012-2015 ~ I did write an article detailing the work I propose we do which I will post very soon but for now, you should just know who Saturn will be working with during this 2+ year time.  Anytime the Personal Planets are in Taurus/Scorpio or Leo/Aquarius, you will feel it.  Beyond that, Saturn will connect with North Node around Fall Equinox (9.16.2013) and Venus will be there at the same time as she moves through Scorpio 9/11 - 10/7.2013. Saturn will be directly involved in several of the Eclipses and will work well with all the other Water energy this year: Jupiter in Cancer; Chiron/Neptune in Pisces and the Mercury Retrogrades all year.
* Kelly M Beard * Shamanic Astrologer *
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