Mars is retrograde in Virgo through mid April. Nervous systems can be more easily rattled with this influence. It bodes well to prioritize calming routines, challenge fears that arise and embolden courage.
“A self is always becoming…” Madeleine Engel
Over the next few days it bodes well to take some time to celebrate your own uniqueness. As the Sun moves into Aquarius and aspects other planets it provides good timing to appreciate how moving in a path of increased personal authenticity can bring a sense of expansion and abundance into your life.
|“When I was growing up Roman Catholic, we were bilingual in English and angels. Miracles could happen every day.” Carolyn Myss
One of the reasons I love flying in jets is that regardless of the turbulence on the ground, the plane can fly up through the clouds to where the sun and horizon are visible.
There are profound and magical aspects today and for the next few days as Pluto conjuncts Mercury and Venus joins Neptune. It is an inspired time – a good time to be in touch with higher realms and to understand the power of higher forces in our lives.
“You know nothing about whereness. The only way to come to know where you are is to begin making yourself at home.” George Mac Donald
The Moon is full Monday January 9 at 2:30 am EDT at 18 degrees of Cancer. Cancer, the Moon’s sign, governs home, nurturing, mothering and the past. It bodes well under this influence to consider how we nurture ourselves and care for our emotional needs. Any improvements made in this area will impact positively on other aspects life.
The New Moon on Saturday December 24 falls at 2 degrees of Capricorn at 1:06 PM EST. Jupiter and Saturn are a strong influence in the sky as is Chiron- the asteroid of the Wounded Healer. Resolution of difficult situations and doorways into opportunity can come now through a creative or spiritual approach.
Mercury stationed direct recently at 3 degrees of Sagittarius, the sign of exploration and discovery. It bodes well under current influences to put into practice any recent promptings related to expanding inner and outer horizons.
There was a bumper sticker popular in the Sixties when Uranus and Pluto were consorting together as they are now. It read “Question Authority.” Once again we are seeing this sentiment expressed throughout the world with the birth of the Occupy Movement as protests arise against current economic, political and social values and policies. December 10th’s Full Moon Lunar eclipse occurred at 9:36 am EST. This eclipse opens a new chapter into rethinking values and authenticity. It is a good idea under this influence to revisit values, assumptions and philosophies – personal and political – to see if they are in need of evolution in order to live more authentically
“Live from the dream outward.” Carl Jung
Eclipses offer powerful evolutionary windows of opportunity into the future. Saturday’s (12/10/11) eclipse, which occurs at 18 degrees of Gemini at 9:36 am EST, is particularly significant due to its close proximity to the powerful Uranus station which occurs just hours before (2:05 am EST.) Uranus, the planet associated with innovation, awakening and enlightenment will have just turned direct at 0 degrees of Aries – a powerful cardinal point for beginnings. These cosmic influences provide excellent timing for evolutionary leaps. It is a good time to identify and expand habitual thought patterns which limit possibilities and to set intentions to live with more personal authenticity.