Psychic Surgery

Slow-moving Pluto has been conjunct slowing-retrograding Mercury this week, preparing to station direct on 1/25.  This is still making a square to Uranus in Aries and ANOTHER square to Black Moon Lilith in Libra.  This T-square with Pluto, Uranus, and Lilith has been happening for about a month and will continue for another month.   

Pluto in Capricorn is about the death and rebirth (on the deepest soul level) of social status quo, of the need for material security, of overarching systems of government, banks, and external authority.  Uranus in Aries is awakening the instinctive, animal self in all of us, inspiring us to individuate and be leaders in our lives in this rapidly changing world.  Black Moon Lilith in Libra is the wild, primal, kundalini force that lives deep in our root chakra, digging up repressed needs and desires in relationships, and challenging us to face our shadow-selves in the form of projections in our interpersonal relationships.  All 3 astral bodies have been within 2-3 degrees of being in an exact T square since the middle of December, and this will continue through the end of February.   Mercury joining Pluto this week (and lasting well through the first week of February, due to it’s slowing pace around the direct station) brings our conscious awareness and daily mental process into this soul-deep unearthing of all kinds of buried demons and complexes, inviting us into a period of performing extensive psychic surgery on ourselves.

To add to the intensity, we have Mars traveling through Scorpio slowly, as it will soon turn retrograde in April.  Instinctive, driving Mars in Scorpio is full of desire to go deep; whether in intimate/sexual relationship, business with others and sharing, or probing into the psychic depths of our own minds.   

As all this intensity slowly smolders for several more weeks, we have retrograding Jupiter and the North Node of the Moon conjunct in Virgo for the next couple months.  This says that the path of utmost evolution right now is about purification through observation, reassessing our health habbits, paying attention to detail, and getting scrupulously disciplined about our own healing.  What are the nuts and bolts of our daily routines that create the structures and systems we need to be healthy?  This is in terms of health practices, spiritual practices, diet, exercise, yoga, and cleansing and purifying.  Where does the rubber hit the pavement?  It’s time for the next year to focus on the how-to and ground it, rather than getting lost in South Node Pisces illusions, addiction, and escapism. 

When i synthesize all these aspects, I see this as an crucially important time for deep, conscious healing.  The exact Uranus-Pluto squares of 2012-2015 have finished, and yet we are still feeling the effects.  These intense energies all together, combined with the Jupiter/North Node in Virgo are asking us to clean up any and all messes internally and externally that got drudged up over the last 3 years, as we have been called into the beginnings of a new paradigm of human consciousness.  We can’t just leap into this new paradigm, we must go through this initiation, and really cleanse and purify ourselves in preparation for the next steps.  Jupiter, the planet of outward expansion and vision, moves into Libra in September.  We can see the next 8 months as a time to really get our acts together, to cleanse and purge all that does not serve, and to prepare to start bringing our renewed selves out into the new paradigm.       

The deeply probing T-square of this winter, especially alive for the next couple weeks with Mercury stationing direct conjunct Pluto, and with Mars in Scorpio, says the hard part is RIGHT NOW, as does the exact conjunction of Jupiter and the North Node.  So, roll up your sleeves, grab the scalpel, and get to work! 

T-square energies are well balanced by finding the “missing leg to the table”, as my friend Tyler likes to say.  We’ve got a wobbly, 3-legged cardinal T-square, desperately needing some Cancerian energy to balance it out.   Find 15-18 degrees of Cancer in your birth chart to locate the area of life in which it would be good for you to plunge into the deep, healing waters of your own subjective, inner reality.  Self-care, compassion for self, and gentleness are essential as this big work happens.  Look to the wisdom and the desires of the inner child for guidance when you feel lost. 

Good luck!  The new paradigm awaits!

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Purify and Refine

Well, If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve got work to do. 

Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansiveness in societal reality, has already blasted about half way through Virgo, and is now in a powerful conjunction with Venus (finally out her retrograde shadow since about 2 weeks ago) and Mars.  Mars conjuncted with Jupiter exactly about a week ago, and now Venus has done the same.  Currently, they are all within about 5 degrees, clustered together in mid-Virgo, opposing Chiron, the wounded healer.  It’s also important to mention that Pluto is trining this Virgo stellium of Venus Mars and Jupiter, upping the evolutionary ante.

This is an intense time; a work-focused and a healing time.  Virgo is the archetypal healer, through very specific, grounded process, and Chiron is the wounded healer.  Over in Pisces, Chiron is working to heal our wound of separation from Source/Oneness.  As we attempt to move forward with our plans, noses to the Virgo grindstone, working tirelessly to cover every detail, we can’t forget that we must still connect spiritually to the Universe and LET GO.  It’s time for restructuring our daily lives and researching what we can do to make them work better.

Virgo can get a bit too caught up in the mundane details and WORRY.  Pisces is about taking a deep breath and letting the universe handle it; emptying out and remembering the connection to oneness.  The great balance (as all oppositions ask us to find) comes from making a daily practice (Virgo) of connecting to Spirit and Higher Self (Pisces), and choosing not to succumb to the Piscean Achilles heel of escapism and addiction.  As much as this time can feel like a lot of pressure and pain, the combination of these archetypes is really an opportunity for healing and cleansing; letting go of the old, purifying, and putting ourselves and our lives under a microscope so that everything can be cleansed and renewed.  The Virgo-Pisces axis is about purification.  Pisces purifies through self undoing and the dissolving of the ego into Oneness while Virgo purifies through physical practices of cleaning and cleansing and making sure that the new creations we birthed in Leo can be of service to others, once Jupiter enters Libra next year.

Speaking of Others, We’ve still got dynamic tension and action in the sign of Libra.  The North node is at zero degrees of Libra until mid November when it moves into Virgo, and It’s still conjunct Black Moon Lilith.  Mercury is just out of its retrograde shadow, and made its final square to Pluto, god of the underworld, last week, creating big changes in relationships and intense communication, and an examination of the status quo we’ve held in our relations with others.  It’s a good time to know where 0-5 degrees of Libra is in your birth chart, because whatever house or houses transiting Black Moon Lilth/North Node are in are areas of life where your relationships need to change.  Relationship to yourself?  Your work?  Your intimate partners?  Your community?  Your business partner? 

It’s time to transform ourselves and our lives through our work and really face each other.  We need each other and that can’t be ignored any longer.  And at this Taurus Full Moon, we are reminded to ground into ourselves and the wisdom of our bodies.  We are asked to ground ourselves into the earth and remember what we love and value, as the deep waters of Scorpio invite us to let die what no longer serves at this Autumnal cycle of death and rebirth.   images-1   

Happy Samhain to all!

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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!

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