Break Free… Soon!



‘Train’ photo by Laurie



Things certainly feel different now that we have all this focus of planets in Pisces!
Last week we had a line up of planets in the last few degrees of Aquarius. Everywhere we looked, revolution was in the air.

Have you felt the pull inward? Suddenly there has been more difficulty pushing ahead. Pisces requires that we pull back and take some time in quiet contemplation. What is it that must be sacrificed before we push ahead with more vigor than ever as Uranus enters Aries?

On March 11th, the planet of Revolution (Uranus) enters the sign of the Warrior (Aries)! The first degree of Aries is a very public spot. This is not an issue that can be hidden from public view. Issues that have been hidden will likely come to light during this time. While Uranus has moved through Pisces there have been many secrets but now the lid is blown off and all bets are off! With sudden ferocity much is brought out into the open.
Shortly after the Sun and Mercury will also enter Aries and then Mars….
Ahhh, the warrior, the pioneer, the kicking, screaming child will have his day.
During this move of Uranus we all sense the need to break free, to remove the shackles that have kept us in bondage. We feel an intense flush to open the door to whatever winds of change are ready to move in!
Fireworks!
Explosions!
As we move forward, we are without fear.
The Warrior; The Pioneer.
It is time to ACT.

‘Train_2’ photo by Laurie



Leo Full Moon – Sun enters Pisces!

‘Stark Tree’ photo by Laurie

Dear Friends,

Welcome to my blog on this rainy February Friday – Full Moon in the last degree of Leo! This is the 5th month (and last in this series) of Full Moons that have occurred at the 29th degree of it’s sign! The final degree of a sign brings us full circle and pushes us forward into the next sign. To me this indicates that it is a time for our eyes and minds to open to a change that has been working within us for the past 5 or 6 months.

This Full Moon is opposed by, not only the Sun (which is what makes it a Full Moon) but by Mars and Neptune in Aquarius as well. our attention is drawn to the Leo – Aquarius axis. This combination brings an unpredictable, humanitarian edge to our extroverted generosity. Leo must understand the larger picture of humanity, to move beyond immersion in personal ego to the inclusion of ‘others’; Aquarius must come to an understanding that individual needs must be considered in order to bring the larger community forward.

We are motivated (Mars) and have no doubt that this is the end of a cycle. We are likely confused and a bit fearful of the direction ahead but there is no doubt of what must be left behind.

Leo must be seen and appreciated for her fullness, her generosity and her growing wisdom. The full Moon brings to light where we are not being seen and valued for all that we have to offer. It is time to move forward and witness the full extent of transformation that occurs when we are fully valued. Our best work can only be done when it is seen and acknowledged. It is time now to open our eyes to the places where that is not the case and find the way to change that situation. There is no blame in this, it is likely that we have kept our light hidden. Now is the time to take the cover off and SHINE!

Neptune is a major player in this Full Moon as well, our imagination is activated and stability may be lacking. As we jump forward into the void we must also step aside and simply observe. Understand that moving through fog is often a part of how we function, do not let it halt progress. Respect it’s message: do not take ourselves too seriously, understand that everything is in constant flux, and allow imagination to be a part of the process.
Clarity will come in time.

As if this were not enough shifting energy to begin the weekend with we have several other important issues to address.
Venus is squaring Saturn this morning as well. We may be feeling emotionally vulnerable in relationships, our feelings are easily hurt or we are overwhelmed with financial concerns. We need to allow ourselves to experience the feelings without becoming too attached to them or getting caught in the stories behind the feelings. Work with patience and steadfastness. No spending sprees, or high expectations of others, over the weekend. Stay close to home, be patient with yourself and others and make due with what you have in your cupboards!

Last but not least! The Sun enters Pisces at 8:25pm EDT. For the next month our focus will be more inward as we dwell on deeper issues of the collective consciousness. Open your mind and heart to the deepest mysteries of life through connection with music, the beauty of film, art… meditation, spirituality… whatever brings you to your deepest core.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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‘Church Street – Winter’ photo by Laurie

Honesty and Freedom

 

‘Night Snow’ photo by Laurie




Last night we had a New Moon in Aquarius and this evening at 6:18pm Mercury moves into Aquarius as well!
With an overdose of Aquarius energy we are very aware of places in our lives where we are feeling confined, controlled, restrained or held down! With Mercury, the Moon, Mars, Sun and Neptune all in Aquarius we are currently feeling an overwhelming need to escape, break free or REVOLT!
As the light comes back and we know that Spring will come again we feel a growing need for independence and freedom.
During times of high Aquarius energy even devotion to our loved ones will not keep us from the changes that are being demanded of us. In order to move into the future we can not allow the feelings of others, or our concern for others, get in the way. There is detachment to this process of change. The Future calls to us and this Change must come first. This is one of those times.
It is time for to say what is true – yes, it may be difficult for another to hear and/or for you to say. We must detach from the emotions involved and simply, with kindness, speak the truth. Once the truth is spoken each person involved will be able to progress to the next level and move more openly to the future.
As Venus moves into Capricorn (2/5) we may feel the need/desire to add more of an element of responsibility and reality to our relationships.
Look into your life and find the places where freedom and responsibility go hand in hand – where your independence makes responsibly possible and where you must hold firmly to reality in order to understand the value of true freedom.
Where in your life do you want more freedom or independence? During this New Moon energy, write this down in the form of an aspiration. Work with finding ways to make create this in your life. It likely starts with a highly honest, and possibly uncomfortable, conversation. With Jupiter so newly in Aries and Uranus so close behind, the results of any such honest conversation may surprise you!
Make an appointment to talk about how this issue affects your life and the best ways to use this energy!
Send me a note. Let’s set up a time to talk in person, on the phone or Skype.
‘Street Light in the Snow’ photo by Laurie


Looking For Our Tribe



‘Winter Walk to Work’ photo by Laurie



Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
Mars conjuncts the Sun at 14 degrees of Aquarius.
Opposing my Sun and 7 planet stellium in Leo in the 11th house!

With an Aquarius focus there is the question of where we belong in the larger picture of humanity at large. Who are our ‘friends’? Who are the people we feel the responsibility, and desire, to uphold and who uphold us in our lives? Who do we support and who supports us as we move in our own individual directions forward into our lives?

Now is a time to explore those friendships. A time to look to the people who allow us to be our true selves, without expectations, those people who do not try to hold us back. Where do we belong? How do we find, or develop, our Tribe?

Energy. Assertiveness. Something Unusual. Something Unexpected.

Uranus (ruling Aquarius), is still holding steady in Pisces. It is moving quickly to reconnect with Jupiter in Aries. We know we are in a holding pattern, waiting for the shift of energies in the next few months.

Expect the unexpected. Keep your eyes and your mind open.

Perhaps it is time to look at the patterns that have held us back from connecting with our Tribe. Time to look at where we have continually been hooked into patterns that have not worked to our advantage. Time and Time again we tend to take the same turns, regardless of the results.

Perhaps now we are ready to open our eyes to see where we have repeatedly made the same mistakes. We have followed this path many times. Perhaps we are finally able to see it in time to stop the tide. It is not easy.

Consider the possibility of taking a new turn and working to develop a new Tribe or deepening the connections you currently have.

‘Warm Kitchen in Winter’ photo by Laurie

Major Shift Toward ACTION!

‘Ice Stream’ photo by Laurie
Now This Is Exciting News!! A major shift of energy!!!
This afternoon at 1:14pm EST Jupiter took it’s first steps from Pisces into ARIES!!
Everything that Jupiter makes contact with EXPANDS and becomes BIGGER!!
Aries is Innovative, Determined, Risk-Taking, Assertive, Hot, Impatient & Courageous!
The keyword for ARIES is ACTION!
Jupiter expands our need to take ACTION! to take a RISK! We have the desire to explore our own Courage and Assertiveness! We want to understand our own and other’s aggression, assertiveness and ability to take risks. We want to bring knowledge to our actions and action to our knowledge!
Are you hearing a call to Adventure and Action? If not, just wait a bit longer! In March when Uranus follows Jupiter into Aries I am sure you will hear the call!!
What have been waiting for? What have you been putting off because of caution or fear? What have you been dreaming of?
The wait is over! Prepare yourself because the time is upon us!
Patience will be difficult! This is a time for Action! We are facing a huge opportunity to break new ground! If you must wait to cover your responsibilities make sure you are in motion toward the day you can swing the doors wide open! in answering that call!
We could experience a huge shift in our beliefs or perhaps this is a time when your beliefs come out of the closet and into a real connection with the world.
This can be a very personal shift but it is also a public/social/cultural shift as well. Whatever changes have occurred and are in process of occurring are going to be public. With this happening at the ‘Aries Point’ secrets will not last for long!
This type of transit can bring so much excitement and/or so much anxiety into your life.
Make an appointment to talk about where this is happening in your life and the best ways to use this energy!

Send me a note. Let’s set up a time to talk in person, on the phone or Skype.
‘Down Tree’ photo by Laurie
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