Happy Earth Day!
The Sun is now in Taurus – the Earth Mother. The Moon is in Cancer- Water Mother. Both are calling us to mother ourselves and mother the earth . This is a perfect time to celebrate the planet we depend on for our very existence.
Take some time to feel your feet upon the earth and thank her for her longstanding devotion to feeding us - housing us- holding onto us as we orbit around the Sun. Bless her with ritual and song and shower her with love and praises. Without her we do not exist (at least not in physical form).
I don't have to tell you that planet earth – and we who live upon her - are in the midst of very powerful changes – partly due to natural cycles – and partly due to human effects.
Astrologically- 2018 has been called the Year of Transformation. There are many levels to that – essentially it means diving deep- moving through more changes - shedding old skins - making room for new growth.
Are we there yet?!
Are we there yet?!
There are some big shifts coming over the next few months - as several planets change signs or directions.
Chiron into Aries- Uranus into Taurus. Sun into Taurus. Venus into Gemini. Pluto turning backward. Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio. As always- there's a LOT going on.
Zooming in to this weekend - we could bump into some emotional tension - as the Moon in Cancer sets off planets sitting opposite in Capricorn (Pluto Mars Lilith). Cancer can be very emotional- while Capricorn is very dry and pragmatic (and not particularly sympathetic to Cancer's sensitive nature). Adding to this are powerful and even violent influences have been affecting us over the last month. That intensity has mostly passed - but the Moon is going to triggering them one last time.
There may be a tendency right now toward aggressiveness – confrontations - acting out. Control dramas arise as people vie for power. Emotions run high. This is the stuff of headaches. If you feel triggered by anger - rage - aggression- martial arts are a great release. Or anything that involves moving with force and intention to channel emotions in a positive manner. Nothing is better for this than digging in the garden. Or drumming - dancing – any kind of intense physical activity can help channel the intensity.
I went out dancing tonight and it was just what the doctor ordered.
Taurus energy also activates our sensuality and sexuality - providing another excellent way to move pent up energy. With Jupiter opposite Venus - love (or lust) is in the air!
Beltane is coming up soon (May 1-5) - a time to celebrate our trusty- lusty side. Why not start now? Or take a walk in nature to ground and soothe your frayed nerves. The snow is finally melting where I live and I am so enjoying all the sweet smells of spring.
As we adapt to challenges, and learn to harness these intense forces, they can help us blast through obstacles – as long as we are careful. To Mars in Capricorn, challenges are character building. This fiery planet - if well directed- can help us to break through obstacles . We just need to reign in our impulses and act with integrity and purpose.
Remember - ‘Slow and steady wins the race.’
Meanwhile - we can honour Gaii today by celebrating Earth Day, and thanking her for all she is giving us. We must commit to taking better care of her. Buy less plastic (or none at all). Recycle what we can. Avoid toxic chemicals. Eat organic. Ride a bike instead of drive . It's the little things that count.
And while you do all that – don't forget to take care of yourself. Nurture yourself. You can't take care of anybody or anything if you are not ok yourself.
‘As within – so without’.
A tree without deep roots is easily blown over.
Find your root. Find your ground. Begin from there.
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