Surrender and Activate

What’s important to you?  What do you Value?  What do you want in your relationships?

So, let’s be real.  We’ve been a little down and out, and there’s some work to do.

Relationships have been on the rocks, reflecting the internal moving and shifting of our priorities and our deepest senses of self, and what’s of value to us in life.  This is due to Venus in Retrograde, which has been happening since July 25th.  It’s not been an easy time.  What we feel is important to us directly impacts who we choose in partnership and how we spend our time, energy, and money (Venus rules both relationship oriented Libra and pragmatic, money making Taurus).  Relationships that aren’t in alignment with our values as we peel back the layers and discover what they really are, can fall apart now.  Relationships that are built to stand the tests of time will need work now, particularly if either party has been repressing their values or not setting healthy boundaries. I’m sure we all know at least a few people who have broken up recently.

Venus has now made a couple of squares to Saturn in Scorpio, asking us to go deep within, and restructure our priorities around our deepest selves, our sexuality and dealing with our shadows, emotional conditioning and deepest memories and traumas.  In addition to demanding more integrity in our values and relationships, the squares of Saturn to Venus can be a time of depression in all the deep reflecting that’s been necessary.  A great teacher, Jeff Foster says feeling depressed is really a call from spirit for DEEP REST, and that it’s a time when the burden of upholding the lie of our lives becomes too great.  (Check out his video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPx0nN6aQj0)  

So we rest.  We reflect.  And in come the voices in our head telling us to be productive members of society, and that we shouldn’t let our emotions run us or cry or fall apart.  “There MUST be something WRONG with me!!!!!” 

But that’s when we tell our internalized patriarchal/capitalistic conditioning to kindly remove itself from our psychic space right? 😉  

The waves of the emotional experience crest down deep, only to rise again once we surrender to them…

Speaking of surrender, we’ve also just finished dealing with Mercury (the conscious thought planet) opposite Chiron (the wounded healer).  We’ve had healing crisis on the mind.  We’ve been feeling disconnected from Spirit and from ourselves even.  And here comes the full moon in Pisces conjunct its ruler Neptune: the planet of illusion, spirit, compassion and love, oneness consciousness and surrender.  

The full moon is a time of balancing however, and we are newly in a Sun / Jupiter conjunction in Virgo.   Wherever 3 degrees of Virgo falls in your chart is where you’re ready to get organized and grow the healer inside you, the organized work horse, and the sacred servant of your self expression to the tribe/the world around you.  Though we are being asked to surrender so much, and as rough as things have been, we’re also getting activated like crazy to get to work!  It is a great time to focus on getting healthy, and creating systems in your own life that really work for you.  Jupiter will be in Virgo for the next year, and focusing on self-purification and examination and being of service to others will generate luck and expansion for all of us, as Jupiter is the psycho-spiritual function of our societal selves expanding.

So, we can take deep breaths into this activation, knowing that Venus will go direct on September 6th, and, as with every Venus retrograde, it births a brand new cycle of the Sacred Feminine in collective and personal consciousness.  Venus rose as a morning star on August 21st, so for the next year and a half, the undertone of Venus energy in our lives will be Leo!  So, prepare to express who you really are to the world, and let all the baggage of the last year and a half fall away.  All that didn’t serve and all that wasn’t working, all the facades and roles you felt you had to play (in keeping with the last Capricorn Venus Cycle that started in January of 2014) can  be set down now.  Leo is the new birth: your unique self expression and the conscious self, the artist.  Be the artist of your own life!

The beauty of this grounded, Virgo energy is that sometimes, just locking into a better system that works for you is all it takes to get out of the muck.   So strap in and let go.  Surrender, and Activate.

September is back to school month right?  So, back to the school of life, everyone: birthed anew.

Coming soon………Venus and Mars Conjunction and Black Moon Lilith conjunct the north node.  Stay tuned!

*****My summer special is still going on for another 3 weeks if anyone wants a shorter reading: $65 for a half hour.  As always, I accept negotiated trades of equal value.  *********

Much love and healthimages to all!

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