soul compression


Anybody else feeling like your soul is being compressed, but like you want to go party at the same time?  That’s the week we’ve been having.  We’re coming out of the Full Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto, opposing the Sun/Mars conjunction in Cancer, and the whole operation squaring the Moon’s Nodes.  Simultaneously, Venus and Jupiter are conjunct in Leo, trining Uranus in Aries. 

What does it MEAN?!?!?! 

The Capricorn/Cancer axis is all about security: Cancer being emotional security and Capricorn, financial security.  Cancer is childhood conditioning, your personal feelings, and your own sense of inner rhythm while Capricorn is objective duty and responsibility to provide for yourself, your reputation, and the role you play in society. 

We are at a time right now where, in order to walk the North Node path of collective evolution (in harmonious and social Libra), we need to get to the bottom of some emotional stuff and cut the fake crap.  Mars in Cancer conjunct the Sun suggests it’s really time to FEEL our FEELINGS, and dig up our emotional conditioning and cut the cords: release what isn’t working.  We’re talking OLD STUFF, folks.  Before we can even talk or walk, we are energetically conditioned by our parents and the environment of our upbringing, and it sticks with us until we become conscious of it and actually work to shift it energetically.  Astrology suggests we picked our parents to learn important karmic lessons, so any problems or uneasy dynamics in your childhood experience were invitations for your to shed the unhealthy patters at times like these to evolve your soul.  

Full moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (opposing the Sun/Mars in Cancer) suggests it’s time to really look at any ways that our outward presentation and the roles that we’ve been playing professionally or socially have been inauthentic.  It’s time to let our collective hair down and come clean about what’s really going on for us and who we really are underneath who we think we have to be for society, which for Capricorn usually involves being stoic, together, and unemotional.  As we excavate our inner emotional conditioning, we get to embrace our inner child and listen to the wisdom of our sensitive self and realize the obsession with looking good and looking professional is often not useful.  So, face the shadow.  What have you been hiding?  DEMONS!!!!!!!  Nah, just repressed parts of the psyche that need love and integration.    

To work well with these aspects, take some steps to resolve and heal traumatic or unhealthy energies that you’ve absorbed from mom and dad or your extended family or your home town culture that made an imprint and aren’t working anymore.  These things probably NEVER worked to begin with, but we are deeply wired with this stuff and many of us don’t have a clue about how to touch it.  Maybe it’s addiction, maybe it’s bad emotional habbits, maybe it’s old stories about the world or what other people projected on to you.  What’s your baggage?

On a brighter note: 

At the SAME time, we have the BEAUTIFUL Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Leo, clear as a bell at sunset to the naked eye just a bit above the setting sun!!  This is huge social expansion, creative expansion, romantic expansion, and having a freakin’ AWESOME time.  Kinda awkward though with all this Pluto/Mars energy unearthing all our repressed emotional stuff internally, right?  Well folks, as we continue to awaken and society continues to change necessarily, there’s no reason why we can’t be honest about what’s really going on inside us in our social lives, and no reason why we can’t celebrate and normalize the process of purging and letting go.  Maybe your relationship to a lover can be more honest and have deeper authenticity, or maybe you can create a piece of art out of all the inner stuff that’s going on and channel angst and shadow into inspiration.  Maybe it’s time to act on something you’ve been holding back on.  Go for it!  The Venus/Jupiter conjunction is trining Uranus in Aries, the radical and awakener, which is lighting a fire under everyone’s ass to just get up and radially expand to a new place.  

In Conclusion:

The gift of Pluto at the full moon to the optimistic Venus/Jupiter is that you can find even more joy and love in your life when you stop wearing the mask of what you think you should be/do/say, and just be YOU.  Just be REAL.  Take some time for yourself. And then, SHARE your underworldly findings of your personal darkness with your friends.  Make it more socially normal to be radically honest.  EVERYONE is feeling something right now.  Like the square of Mars in Cancer to North Node in Libra continues to remind us…we’re all in this together ya’ll, so why fake what we’re feeling?    

Cancer also rules tribe and family.  Who’s your family?  Who makes you instinctively feel safe?  Now would be a great time to do yoga to clear old patterns from your cells, cleanse your body, get spiritual support, release an addiction, start a band, join a 12 step group, invite a friend over for tea and light a candle and talk about your feelings, cry it out, get lots of hugs, and find the kinds of people who feel like you do to connect with.  Airing out the baggage and letting go allows us to take better advantage of all this social and creative expansion happening now, and strengthen our ties with each other.

My readings: If you want to go deeper into your soul story and receive a chart reading and spiritual counsel focused on you, I’m offering a summer special for those who can’t afford a full length reading:  $65 for 1/2 hour reading can still cover a lot of ground without going all the way.  In that, I am open to trade of equal value.  What do you have to trade?  Email me if you’re interested. 

Until next week, friends!

Helpful links for this week:

Shakti House Portland has a summer special of $150 for unlimited classes through the end of August.  They offer Forrest Yoga classes, which I also teach, and has been invaluable to my spiritual growth.  It’s all about moving stuck energy out of the body and strengthening the intuitive center in your body, dropping into feeling yourself and getting strong in that place.  Southeast 14th and Morrison.  Check it out!

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