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

Contemplate The Power Of Your Mind



‘Winter Sky’ photo by Laurie




Be aware of deeply powerful communications today as Mercury joins with Pluto at 6 degrees of Capricorn. If you have something to share, some request or important communication to make, today is the day to do so. However, be very sure that you are clear about what you want to convey before you make that vocal leap.



This is a powerful time to begin to work with your mind. Give some thought to how you can train your mind to take you were you want to go. Without clear training our mind can drag us all over the map! How many of us have not had the experience of wondering how we got dragged into an unnecessary argument, having said things we later regret?
Where do you want your mind to take you? Today is a good day to contemplate that question. Do not underestimate the power of your mind. Today’s astrological aspects give us a boost to unlock some very old and powerful chains within our minds.
Any issues or conflicts that occurred in mid-December, and were left unresolved may resurface now, due to the return of this connection between Mercury and Pluto. Remember the importance of kindness and the power of compassion in all our communications.
Isn’t it time to consider your astrological outlook for the upcoming year? Today is a good day to start the contemplation, time to look at where you are and where you aspire to be.

Send me a note. Let’s set up a time to talk in person, on the phone or Skype.

‘warm kitchen’ photo by Laurie



‘Warm Home in Winter’ photo by Laurie

Accomplishment, Stability & Pleasure



‘Winter Road’ photo by Laurie



Mercury enters Capricorn today! Thoughts and communications stabilize! We are thinking about what needs to be accomplished.

All that has been explored while Mercury has been in Sagittarius can now be brought to understanding and to good use. We have work to do with what we have learned. Practicality and maturity reign.

The Moon is in Taurus as well. How about a good home cooked meal and a hot bath?

A great time to pause and deeply appreciate what you have in your life… that hot cup of coffee, warm conversations and loving friends.

A sweet day today!

Look for places to pass your pleasures on to others. It will amaze you how much sharing your good fortune will increase your own enjoyment!



‘Burrs & Frozen Lake’ Photo by Laurie



Learning to Relate as Venus Leaves Scorpio



“Weeds Against the Sky” photo by Laurie



 

I have learned a lot in the last 48 hours about compassion. Toward myself and toward others. After working so hard to see, understand and change the most destructive, deeply ingrained patterns of our lives, it is amazing to see the power they still hold over us. These destructive ways of being and interacting with others likely have nothing to do with our fundamental beliefs. Yet they can take our emotions and twist us in ways we don’t always have control over.

Just when we think we have surpassed our most harmful tendencies, they crop up, without warning, and we end up feeling like a fool. We have all had this experience. We are all human.
If we can relax and forgive ourselves we may be able to afford the same forgiveness when someone in our life falls prey to this same issue. When we see a loved one’s greed, selfishness, jealousy or even cruelty crop up, our tendency is to think “Nothing ever changes, he/she is the same as always. He/she pretends to have grown and changed, but look at him/her! This is clear evidence that he/she is just as greedy, selfish, cruel as ever! I will not forget and trust him/her again”!
 Ah, in that moment it is easy to forget that we have been on the other side of this situation in the past. Perhaps even yesterday! Wouldn’t it be nice if we were not judged by our irrational responses of one moment, one hour or one day. Wouldn’t it be nice if we each were able to understand that we all have our own struggles that we fall back into when our emotions run high. Our internal patterns run so deep and do not release their hold easily. We think it will take an intense fight against our natural tendencies, perhaps many intense fights. But fighting against ourselves will only make the struggle more intense. What we really need to do is to see how human we are, to accept our common struggles, to forgive ourselves and each other with kindness and even a sense of humor.
Several things enter in here. Saturn moving through Libra brings so much work into the realm of relationship. So much that we need to learn is done through our struggles as we learn what we really need/want in relationships. We are also suffering through the last gasp of Venus’ movement through Scorpio. We are almost on the other side of that one. We still have much to learn but as Venus moves into Sagittarius we can do it more easily, with more fun, freedom and play.
Let’s get that part started!
“Weeds in the Snow” photo by Laurie








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