“Connect with the unseen and sustaining fires of Gaia Sophia’s dreaming. We are constantly immersed and merged with her. There is no separation. It is never lost to us. Let her fill the space in your heart that feels like a void. Ignite the fire that is already there and feel the healing warmth radiate through you.” – L Walker
Albuquerque Balloon Festival From Wise Owl James
Saturday: First Quarter Moon in Aquarius / Sunday: Gibbous Moon in Aquarius/Pisces
We’ve been building to Saturday’s energy throughout the First Quarter Moon phase and are prepared for an intense day. Mercury stations retrograde (appears to move backward in the sky) Saturday, the Sun will activate Pluto and Uranus, and the Moon will oppose the Black Moon.
Communication, travel, and electronics tend to be disrupted. But here’s the good news you may not know about this Mercury retrograde. The Sabian symbol for the degree of Mercury’s retrograde is “neighbors help in a house-raising party in a small village.” It’s about building. During this retrograde, the “nexusing” and networking of like-minded people that has been happening over the last two months will expand. This is a wonderful thing and will ultimately filter into a strengthening and structuring of humanity. So let’s flip all the hating of Mercury retrograde into excitement over the opportunities for deeper connections. Mercury will be retrograde until October 25. Note also that Mercury is stationing retrograde opposite the Chiron Point, activating the healing powers of Chiron (and all the wise owls out there who are Chiron-dominant). Continue reading →
“Move out of fear. Fear is just ‘false evidence appearing real’. We don’t need that energy anymore.” – Mahala
October will be quite a month with two eclipses; one a blood red lunar eclipse on October 8, 2014 and the other one a solar eclipse on October 23, 2014. And Mercury will be retrograde almost all month. That will be quite a combination. The full moon on October 8th will be at 3:51 AM PDT. Those who are living on the West Coast will be able to see the eclipse if they choose to get up around 3:30 AM, or sooner. Because the moon will be conjunct Uranus at the time of the eclipse, this is considered an Occultation by the moon. This eclipse will be seen as a very large moon and very powerful because of the Uranus conjunction. Uranus rules light, lightning, and high technology.
Last year on April 15 there was the first blood red moon of the series and it happened on the Jewish holiday of Passover. That festival is symbolic of war. The Russian-Ukraine war got really serious in April, and the Israel-Palestine war was in July. There was a three month time period before the Israel/Palestine war started. Eclipses set up events that sometimes happen several months after the eclipse. Now we have I.S.I.S as one of our main concerns, plus the other wars that are still happening.
This upcoming blood red moon will be at the beginning of Sukkoth, which is the Jewish Harvest Festival. This is supposed to be one of the happiest festivals of the year. And of course people all over the world celebrate Harvest Festivals in October, and they are all considered happy festivals. This blood red moon eclipse will be seen over almost all of the United States. So what will this full moon bring? Continue reading →
“The thing that needs to shift or change within you may be an emotional state. It may be a belief about yourself. It may be a relocation. It’s individual to you.” L Walker
PHOTO OF ALPACA FROM WISE OWL WAYNE
First Quarter Moon in Scorpio: step out, take action ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (The Goddess of Death) and Kali (The Destroyer)
Skill: follow the prescribed path
Negative Imprint: rigidity, being locked in to ways of thinking and doing
Positive Imprint: movement, allowing new ways of thinking and doing
There is a “prescription” for today’s energy: connect, consult, choose, and change.
For the past three weeks, our physical bodies have borne the brunt of intense energetics. We’ve been in an “upgrade” process. The first part of the prescription is to connect with our physical body and stretch it out, work it out, or conduct whatever level of activity you can. Yoga and deep breathing are particularly good for this. Old energy and air lingers and hides in the corners of our bodies. The first order of business is to clear out the cobwebs.
“. . . we are in some sense recapping the powerful emotions wrought by the transformational impact of Uranus and Pluto in combination, a strong factor in these fractious times which are also terrific time of learning, as environmental and political as well as personal issues continue to challenge us.” H Seltzer
The astrology of July has on offer a slow-moving Mercury in recovery from its recent retrograde, and as well an interesting Saturn-Uranus aspect that lasts throughout the month. Many planets are also changing signs, to include Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. This is therefore a volatile and yet subtle time of continued change, in the wake of an intense springtime that featured Uranus and Pluto in their fifth of seven exact hits. The changes that have come down upon us during this earlier period are perhaps only now making themselves really felt and truly understood in their total impact on our lives.
The Cancer New Moon from the last weekend of June, that kicks off the current monthly cycle, had a dynamic configuration that possessed several aspects of interest, including the trine that it makes to numinous Neptune, plus Mars opposite Uranus, Saturn trine Chiron and Saturn inconjunct Uranus. This latter aspect is fascinating in that it stays with us all summer long.
“Impulsivity is high right now and we are tempted into reckless action by giving up something that we have put a lot of time/energy/hope into. Don’t be tricked by this. Let things rearrange and reassemble. Take a break, get some rest, and gain some perspective. Many things will come back together today to bring equilibrium.” L Walker
Crescent Moon in Leo/Virgo: challenge ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (Goddess of Smoke) and Kali (The Destroyer)
Skill: tending to things with care and gentleness
Negative Imprint: self-sabotage
Positive Imprint: nurturing self
Everyone hails Mercury returning to normal movement today. The day a planet returns to direct motion after being retrograde is like a slingshot being released. Pressured interpersonal communications and frustrating telecommunication issues have been experienced since June 20th. All of that changes today.
We remain, however, under heavy and intensive energies until we complete the Full Moon phase of the month. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this week are the peak times, as we have the Sun moving into opposition with Pluto and Mars moving into opposition with the Eris Point. Pluto and Eris are God and Goddess of the Underworld – the Land of Death and Rebirth. The Sun and Mars are firing energy into this dynamic, empowering the shift/change that is underway.
This entire year is THE shift and THE change, but this month is one of the four turning points of it. Continue reading →
Alright. We’re on a New Moon essentially. We’ve got Chiron retrograde in psychic Pisces sort of kicking up old wounds and when they surface, don’t hold on to them and rethink them. Just get it out of the body, get it out of the system, get it out of the aura. Use whatever tools you have to do this.
And really practice being in the present moment: what is true right now and how do you want to feel right now.
Now the New Moon kind of adds emphasis to that. Mercury is still retrograde although it will go direct on July 1, it’s not going to feel like it’s direct, in fact I think it’s going to feel even a bit more muddled maybe for another 5 to 7 days. Worse than what it was during the actual 3 week retrograde.
So do be cautious there and continue to clarify your communications and others’ communications.
Alright dear ones. As always, thank you and my love to you.
“A good question to ask yourself is: Are my current definitions of my needs truly and honestly giving me what I need, or are they just familiar and comfortable?” ~S Vorster
The zodiac at the moment is highlighting some interesting aspects supporting inner spiritual growth. With the amount of flushing out, changing of core beliefs and re-orientation of our imbalanced self, it is no wonder that we are feeling like everything is intense at the moment.
As many of you know by now, we are in the process of going through a massive transformation. Global consciousness is upgrading its frequency and leaving behind its outdated self and an emergence of a more balanced state between ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ energy is the bottom line of this transformation.
“I think it is a good idea to go barefoot on the Earth every day, if possible. This connects us to Mother Earth and I believe that is a very important thing to do. It also helps us heal, and balances our energy field. Once we make a connection to the Earth we can start activating our extended light bodies. This will include the activation of our other chakras which are connected to the Universe like our Galactic Chakra, our Universal Chakra, and our Cosmic Chakra.” ~Mahala
The Summer Solstice will occur this year on June 21 at 3:51 AM PDT. The Summer Solstice is always in effect until the Fall Equinox. The Summer Solstice and the Winter Solstice are always lined up with the Galactic Center which makes it a very important point in time. The planet Mercury (in retrograde) is also lined up with the Galactic Center this year. Actually I should say Mercury is in opposition to the Galactic Center which is 28 Sagittarius. Mercury will be on 28 Gemini. We feel the effects of this alignment either in conjunction or opposition.
The Midwest will feel the full force of this Summer Solstice. As the Sun moved through Gemini it activated fires in various parts of the west, like Arizona and the fire in Sedona, along with the fire in Bend, Oregon. As the Sun starts its journey through the sign of Cancer on June 21 we will once again be in the water emotional energy of Cancer. I believe the energy from this Solstice will culminate on July 4th when there is again a cardinal cross in the heavens which points to Washington, D.C. There was just a major change in our government yesterday when Erik Cantor lost his election. He was number two in the Republican leadership. I believe this will have a large impact on the Republican Party.
Did you hear that they are closing down HAARP? They are not only going to shut it down, they are going to dismantle it. Now if we could just get the rest of the world to shut down their High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programs we will have it made. And the Pope is firing more people who have been associated with the Vatican Bank. Changes are occurring on a large level. Continue reading →
“This is a perfect alignment for celebrating Friday the 13th, a special goddess day. Friday is named for Frigga, the Nordic Venus, and there are thirteen Moon cycles in a year. No wonder the patriarchal powers thought it an unlucky, witchy day!” ~M K Hunter
Detail from Glass Vase seen at Donald Schnell’s Amore studio in St. John. Photo by M Kelley Hunter.
The polarity dynamic between the SUN in open-minded GEMINI and the FULL MOON in goal-oriented SAGITTARIUS reveals options and new vistas and visions. What is your storyline? New threads and old are being woven into the plot, as we watch the movie of our lives move into a new chapter. The old threads are stitches we are picking up thanks to the Mercury retrograde cycle. Are you hearing from old friends or calling family members, reviving significant bonds?
These two flexible signs work well together when all opinions are aired, not just the noisiest, dominant, (likely to be biased) one. Still, someone needs to direct the show, hopefully not the part of you with narrow belief systems. This Gemini-Sagittarius Full Moon can bring out the intuitive, visionary manager who sees where everyone on the team can make the best contribution, where each point of view fits into the puzzle. A variety of our sub-personality voices are vocal. A change-up is called for, though there might be a musical chairs shift of positions before each element is properly positioned. Various points of view inform the long-term vision. After that’s settled, no pussyfooting around. Let’s get going with faith, firm belief and enthusiasm. Are you with the program? If you can’t make a commitment, at least for the short term, you belong elsewhere, and that will be best for everybody. Continue reading →