A Week of Preparation: (14th – 20th)
We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.
~ The Talmud ~
There is something extraordinary about this week. The way we relate to the world is changing. Seven days of perceptual mutation is upon us. There are two major celestial events about to occur: Venus turning retrograde and an Annular Solar Eclipse. Venus starting off the week, the Eclipse ending it. Even though these transits have yet to occur, I’m sure you can already feel it. Riding off a few rough patches at the end of last week (esp….Thursday eve and Friday morning, felt by the Moon squaring Saturn) we are now being ignited by windy intellectual fires. And so, here is my new idea: Weekly reports. The goal: To assist you in both planning and understanding your coming days. It is my hope that it brings you more context and meaning to your life.
…the prayer: To realize how our Inner world creates our Outer world. To see into the nature of a Hologram.
Having already passed the 3rd quarter phase of this Lunation cycle, the Moon in mid Pisces harmonizes with Black Moon Lilith via a sextile and prepares for a serious squaring palaver with Venus shortly before she turns retrograde. Monday is potent day offering much reflection on what came up for us during the Super Moon in Scorpio. When she is activated through the sextile aspect by Black Moon Lilith, I feel we will all be confronted with the shadow of our Inner Feminine nature. This may bring up issues around sex and sexuality. It may also create a potent increase in our untamed animal spirit within. Think twice before acting on unhealthy urges. Luckily, Mercury is trining Pluto on this sensuous battlefield giving us the capacity to see deeply into the nature of our Unconscious Mind. These patterns we are having trouble seeing may become more apparent today.
Tuesday is an auspicious day for a meditation during the Spirit hours. Between 3-5 in the morning are said to be the most sacred times for Spiritual practice. I can vouch for this. If you have never tried, this Tuesday morning may be the greatest time to attempt it. The Moon will sextile Jupiter in these early hours assisting the calm traveler to find a perfect activation point into the deeper more profound realms within. Shortly after the Sun rises, Venus will turn to the Sun in her retrograde motion. It will be good to have a visionary boon to hold onto throughout this Venus cycle. Its going to be an stimulating ride. Tuesday afternoon, the Moon also moves into Aries. She will then conjoin with Uranus. This is a day of insight, preparation, and electric change. A time for envisioning.
What was intoxicating yesterday is now a challenging memory today. The MoOn will still be in Aries, giving us the strength and courage to manifest the mystical downloads from Tuesday, but the Moon does make a frustrating square to Pluto. A test on our ability to stay true to what we learned less than 24 hours ago. Mars, who is ruling this Aries Moon steps onto the field with weapons aside and chest out high and faces Pluto via a trine. This is a helpful aspect running parallel to the Pluto/Moon square because when Mars trines Pluto it gives us the urge to eliminate and purify aspects of our life. Not only the urge but the power to do so. Whatever we saw on Tuesday in our meditation wants to be truly eliminated today.
If you are one of those helpless romantics in world, endlessly searching for your “soulmate” then today will be a day of interest for you. Seemingly everything worthy of note Thursday relates to Love. In the late degrees of Aries, the Moon opposes Saturn in Libra. Saturn asks us with a stern gaze, “Have you been responsible with your heart?” “Or, have you been a reckless arrow pointed away from yourself and not in?” The Moon will also sextile Venus who is now moving retrograde, having already opened the karmic portal of Love and Love lost. Juno, who relates to Soul contracts moves into Scorpio and Palles Athene moves into Aries. With both of these asteroid Goddesses moving into Martian/Masculine signs on the same day, its hard not to come to the conclusion that some sexual force is at work here. A helpful idea: Sexual energy doesn’t just need to be used for sex or gratification, it can also be used for spiritual growth, creativity, and healing. Sit with this. It’s your koan for today.
Whether you are the partying type or not, this Friday isn’t the best day for celebration. It is going to feel like an internal one for many. A day of dreaming, reflecting, and ultimately healing. As the Moon moves into Taurus and begins her balsamic homestretch into the mysterious New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse, there are some serious questions we are going to be posed with. When the Moon sextiles Neptune in the early hours of the day, we will think: “Am I living my dream? “Am I in alignment with my visions?” Later in the day, the Moon will do the same with Chiron and we may think, “How am I overcompensating in my life?” “How am I living out of integrity with what I know that I am?” And lastly, the Moon will trine Pluto giving us the support to release, die, and be born again. All those little death’s, side by side, breathing in, breathing out: Don’t fear death, it is just a doorway. Find silence somewhere today and deeply reflect on these questions.
Saturday is a day of complete embodiment. As the MoOn wanes closer to the Sun and disappears from sight, she makes a few important visitations. The MOon makes three conjunctions today in mid-Taurus: to Mercury, Black Moon Lilith, and Ceres–one androgynous being, two Goddesses. Mercury is going to enhance our perceptual acuity, offering us a direct link into the heart of “the matter;” Lilith will be waiting in sexy earth based attire, ready to show us a thing or two about sexual power and its proper usage; Ceres may be in the garden where she will give us the deep intuition of the importance of earth based living via organic metaphor. Being this is the last day of the Lunation cycle, think back to the Super Moon (May 5th) and try to remember what came up for you then. What was the seed you planted on the New mooN (April 21st)? And where are you at now? Can you see the Moon’s magic?
Today is the day of the Total Solar Eclipse. An Annular Solar Eclipse at zero degrees Gemini. Zero degree points are said to be critical points. Fated events can occur on Zero degree points. But before the Eclipse even occurs, the MoOn pays a visit to the Guru (Jupiter). Whatever is learned in the hours before the Eclipse from the Moon/Jupiter conjunction it is going to be of great use when the Dragon hole opens. (If you wanna read more on the Eclipse, READ HERE)
Michael Garfield Again:
We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.
~ The Talmud ~
…when we can successfully internalize our projections, we can see clearly how we are creating them and where they are coming from. It is nobody’s fault but your own. Own up to your accusations. Sit deeply with your emotions. The only person who can hurt you is yourself.
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