I don’t know about you but Mars Retrograde has me feeling really exhausted. On top of Mercury in its shadow, Saturn Jupiter and Pluto are also Retro. Are you feeling tired? It’ts more to do with where MARS is Retrograding through your natal chart and the aspects its making.
The best thing to do is slow down and just chill. We spend too much time racing around anyways these days. Time some time to value SLOW CULTURE, cooking, slow handed love.
TURTLE WISDOM MEDICINE.
Turtle is a very revered animal to Native Indigenous people’s. North America is called Turtle Island. Turtle carries its home wherever it is. There is no need to go anywhere else because everything it needs is attached to it. Remember it’s not the vehicle you travel in that matters, it’s the quality of your life journey. Turtle plods along, taking its time to observe and be present. How you travel has everything to do with what you find at the end of the journey. Turtles live to be very ancient wise beings because they never hurried, time operates differently for them. Turtles see the world and slowly advance, knowing there is no need to rush. This is how to win the race now. Let’s take turtle’s gifts as medicine for the Retrogrades.
INSPIRATIONAL DAILY CARD
Moon enters Sagittarius April 24 which heats things up and inspires philosophical queries, long distance travels, overly honest communications, and a love of nature, sports and animals.
Moon inconjuncts the TAurus SUN which is the How do we slow down now issues?
Moon conjuncts MARS late in day PDT
and Monday EST.
Mars Retro conjunct Saggy Moon wants to trot off into the wild west.
So i would do a slo-mo review of: past travels, learning experiences, Sagittarius lovers, things you promised and never fulfilled. Things that happened to spontaneously combust, travel plans you wanted to take but didn’t for whatever reason, educational courses that didn’t happen, or you never finished, all those New Years resolutions, failures, inconsistencies, and other areas where Mars was not functioning fully. Just let all that go…more baggage. You don’t need to go slower than slow.
Look back at where you were 2.2 years ago when Mars was last Retrograde from March 1st- May 21st where it retrograded backwards from 27 -9 degrees LIBRA. What was going on in your relationships at that time? Old lovers may return again.
Don’t push yourself, this wont work, rest as much as you need and can. This is a recharge time.
USE IT WISELY
Please note I am prepping to go to Arizona early April 26 so I will be in transit and will try to write something if I can. If not there are tons of article to scroll through on this site..
I really am asking for your support for my still temporary website which is now mobile friendly at least.
Full Moon in Leo, Leading with our Hearts, from Jan 23-24 2016
Sidney_Hall_-_Urania’s_Mirror_-_Leo_Major_and_Leo_Minor Sidney Hall [Public domain]
The first Full Moon of 2016, at 3+ degrees of Leo, arrives Jan 24 @ 1:45 a.m. GMT. It’s called the Old, Snow or Wolf Moon in Native American traditions and Almanacs. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s called the Buck, Thunder or Mead Moon.These symbols all add extra meaning.
All Full Moons bring fulfillment. Leo is a Fixed Fire sign, of Royalty, leaders and the King of Beasts. Leo rules actor’s, actresses, it is naturally dramatic, flamboyant and domineering. Leo is strong in all those who love to be center of attention, commanding center stage. Leo is courage, passion, pride, will, and the heart.
Leo is the 5th sign which also rules children, creative self-expression, giving love, generosity of spirit and all acts of the heart. Aslan, the great lion from The Chronicles of Narnia, symbolizes Christ consciousness, you can call him into your ritual. This is a heart full of Soul Moon where we need to open our hearts fully, living with strength, passion and creativity.
Leo’s ruler is the SUN itself, which is the source of all Life, The Light, pure gold. Leo is the Fire of the Holy Spirit. When we are in touch with Spirit directly, Leo’s Golden fire energies, we are fearless, a burning flame of pure heartfelt clarity and intensity. Ancient Kings attained power through being shamans and healers for their people.
The Sun was also known as Sol, and the pun of Sol and soul is obvious. Think of a flamenco dancer’s passionate execution of will and strength in their performance as Leo energy.
The Tibetan Buddhists say that the Heart is the locus of the conscious mind and the physical brain is but the computer than makes the body function. The Native Americans say the same thing. Scientific research and The Heart Math institute’s work shows that the heart is primary and is the first organ developed in the fetus before the brain. The heart also has its own brain. Western culture has largely stopped using the heart as the prime mover as Indigenous peoples always have. We praise reason over passion.
The incidence of heart disease and heart attacks is one of the biggest killers in the Western world and is increasing for men and women as we stop listening to the passion in our hearts. This heart dis-ease also relates to balancing our lives with our dependence on Aquarius technology which tends to take us further and further away from our hearts and feelings. This Full Moon’s intention is to fully embrace the heart as central logos.
Leo’s shadow side is ego, greed, pride and being caught up in the power, prestige and wealth that Royalty commands. The right of Kings gave the old Lords the ability to rape, use and abuse anyone they wanted without punishment. We see this kingly egomania in the super-rich, the 1% who only care about their own wealth and power while raping, pillaging and scouring the earth for more and more stuff to assuage their egos, to make themselves feel immortal and imperishable like the Sun.
The Aquarius Sun opposite the Moon, rules technology, freedom, individuality, revolution, and higher consciousness balances the Leonine need for Selfhood with the needs of the group, for tribal unity and for each to express themselves in a non-hierarchical group.
MEDITATION ON THIS FULL MOON
TAROT cards of LEO
LEO is the sign on the Major Arcana of STRENGTH # 11 or 8 in the Tarot. The Sign of Strength, traditionally shows a woman holding open the jaws of a lion or riding a lion with an infinity symbol over her head, indicating that she has learned to control her unconscious animal instincts. Lionesses are fearless protectresses of their young and live in matrilineal groups. The Sign of Leo also symbolizes the Inner child who naturally expresses itself in art, song, dance and play.
The Court card for Leo is the Prince of Wands. The five, six and seven of wands represent each Decan of Leo.
If you have a Tarot deck pull out these cards to act as Guides and Mascots for this meditation. You can easily find these images online as well.
INTENTION is everything
Gather various candles, colors, incenses before you start.
Colors: gold, yellow, orange, deep purple,
Sound; E Major
Celtic TREE Mythology: Holly and Hazel
LEO ESSENTIAL OILS: for regal presence, Rose, neroli, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, vetiver, carnation, sandalwood.
HEART TONICS: garlic, hyssop, marjoram, cumin, rose, anise and angelica.
HELP SELF EXPRESSION: cypress, lavender, geranium, chamomile, cinnamon, benzoin,
HERBS and TEAS: lemon balm, chamomile, tarragon, eyebright
Set up an alter or sacred meditation space to do this ritual.
Images of Lions, big cats, kittens, children, and sunny happy images, and art
SOLAR GODS AND GODDESSES to call upon
Greek – Apollo/Helios,
Vedic – Surya
Egyptian- Amun Ra,
Egyptian Sun Goddess- Wadjet, Sekhmet, Hathor, Nut, Bast,
CHINA – Xihe
Roman Britain – Sulis
Christian- Sol Invictus
If you can be out in nature under the Full Moon that is best so you can moon bathe.
You will need to make a small fire or have RED or YELLOW or GOLD candles.
MUSIC: A trance drum heartbeat or metronome is ideal.
You can pre-record these instructions with pauses to listen to as you do the meditation.
Begin by smudging yourself first. Light your candles. One for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH to WEST TO NORTH. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements and the four directions into your sacred circle. Call in the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, RAPHAEL in the same order.
Have a rattle, spoon or something to keep rhythm with if sitting.
Center yourself by breathing, sit or lie down, close your eyes.
Begin to breathe, naturally deeply, sending your breath down your spine into your root chakra. Enjoy the feeling of being a live spark of spirit. With your intention send your breath down your spine ruled by Leo, into Mother earth to ground you. Mother earth also has a heart flame at her center. Go down and merge with her fire and then breathe it back up through your tail bone, bringing the hot breath up through each chakra one at a time from the root to your HEART CHAKRA, The color is dark green, sometimes tinged with pink. You may feel your heart expand and feel hotter.
Feel your heartbeat. Sense your heart. In your imagination go into your heart. Imagine entering the walls of your heart and noting the four chambers. You will hear the loud pounding and the swishing of the blood. It will most likely be dark, you can state Let there be light and watch it light up. See the walls of your hearts inner landscape. Let go of any preconceptions. Allow yourself to be present in your heart scape. Ask yourself which heart chamber you need to visit. Follow your subtle feelings. Touch the walls of your heart, the more fully you sense this the better. Will yourself into one of the chambers in your heart or if that doesn’t feel appropriate just stay centered. Feel yourself vibrating with the drumming of your heart.
Ask for your courage, will, creativity and self-expression to expand. Call it. Be open, it may be a large cat, a black panther, lion or lioness, cougar, leopard or cheetah. The animal may be a totally different type, so whatever shows up is fine. An alligator, hippo, a shark, whale, eagle, dolphin, turtle, trust that is what you need.
Welcome your power animal. Thank them for appearing. Ask questions of them if you have specific ones or just say I am open to receiving your wisdom, love and protection. If no animal appears, just stay in your heart and breathe love and feel the love that emanates from your heart. If there are blocks or pain then call upon Archangel Raphael to help heal your heart. If you need to cry then do so, use the pull of the moon to let your feelings out.
This conversation may take a while. Simply surrender. Begin to meld with the animal spirit, feel every muscle, breath in harmony with one another. Revel in your instinctual natural body strength, wisdom and energy. Trust the process. You may be given directions. Let go of your false vanities and your selfies. Vow to follow them, to open your heart, to source your strength.
When you feel fully saturated, thank your power animal from the bottom of your heart. Slowly extricate yourself and come back slowly to full consciousness and awareness. Write down or record your experience.
Feel the tenderness, strength courage healing and passion pumping in your veins. Vow to love yourself and others more, to care for your heart and those you love. Vow to star in your own life and your own movie. You are the Queen of King of your own Life. Vow to protect animal rights and the innocent. Vow to play with your inner child more, dance more, be creative in everything you do. “Follow your bliss” as Joseph Campbell famously said.
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Yes Saturn is DIREDT! Ahhh, one less Retrograde planet down. I made a decision I’d been putting off for ages just before Saturn’s station.
Sunday Aug 2
Moon’s in the flow in Pisces. The spiritual, sensitive, compassionate, creative flow. So go with that flow.
Moon conjoins Neptune its ruling planet in the morning hours. a good day, a God day for meditation we are still in that Blue moon effluence.
Moon and Sun inconjunct
Leo SUN ego is center stage and all about me. Moon in Pisces is, all about US, ONE. like fire and water they don’t mix but they can learn from each other.
Mercury is trining Uranus
for a great day to blast open your mind, group think, revolutionary thoughts, breaking free, chaos.
Mercury is inconjunct to Chiron in Pisces
be careful what you reveal today as the mentalscape is “who cares about you.” as far a Mercury in Leo is concerned. There may even manifest as spiritual one up manship, like you know; I’ve done, more healing work, workshops, more crises, more diseases, more ayahuasca, cleansed for 50 days, never ever ate anything white, gluten has not passed my lips in 5 years, I can bench press 300 with my little pinky.
This too shall pass.
Pisces moon sextiles Pluto later in the day.
Past lives, karma, spiritual experiences are a good theme. Soul survival, walking on broken glass, lucid dreams, all major imaginings of the day.
Inspirational Card of the day
Jamie Sams & David Carson Medicine Cards 1988
the Mountain Lion
with all the word wide furor over Cecil the Lion being murdered illegally by that American dentist in stalks the Mountain Lion, or cougar, the lion of North America.
The #17 came up in my Blue Full Moon Aquarius Meditation. According to the Kabbalah the number 17 is ruled by Venus. Uranus, Aquarius’s ruling planet has just gone Retrograde and will turn Direct Christmas day at the 17th degree. Every 17th degree is considered to be under Venus’ rulership in any sign. Seventeen is a number of looking for the spiritual Light in every sign.
17 = 1 + 7 = 8. 2015 = 8/ Eight turned on its side is INFINITY> 888 is coming up, I will write about that.
Mountain Lion has shown up today to show you about the use of power in positions of leadership. Mountain lion brings the gifts of grace, stealth, intention, physical strength, patience, stalking and instinctual knowledge. The Mountain lion is quiet and only roars as a defense. Mountain lion balances body mind and spirit.
The first responsibility with leadership is to tell the truth.
I had a great day yesterday. Everything is finer under an Upbeat optimistic Sagittarius Moon. Don’t you agree?
It’s my monthly LUNAR RETURN. It may be yours if you were born with the Moon in Sagittarius. Yes boys get them too. No need to be shy.
Each month the Moon travels through all 12 signs. Once each month YOU get to experience the Moon conjunct to where it was when you were born. That’s called your Lunar Return and it’s like a MOOD RING, a monthly chart from which you can calculate your personal emotional moods from.
It’s an emotional RESET button from birth. It brings up Unconscious emotional ties between you and your mother, positive or negative. That’s a very powerful point, one which holds many deep feelings which cannot been spoken about, which unconsciously may come up in your dreams,your fears, in reactions in your moods and others. It affects safety needs, security, cuddling, abandonment and intimacy.
You should know about this and can calculate when in each month your LUNAR return is. For women this may also unconsciously connect you to when you get your period. An interesting thing to track.
Jupiter is making his last hurrah through CANCER being at that 29th “critical degree” now- for another 7 days. That degree of any sign is the pivotal point where the lessons must be learned and integrated before the next step can be taken. Empty the cache before moving on.
Jupiter as THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE was symbolically wearing Tarot Trump # 7 The CHARIOT all last year. The sign of CANCER, emotions, home, security, the Moon’s natural place, nurturing, nourishment, MOM.VERY FEMININE.
In DIVINE TIMING, or synchronicity, 2014 reduces to a Number 7 year in Numerology as well.
Think back on what gifts and lessons JUPITER, the Master TEACHER, bestowed upon your family, home, relationships, travelling, education, the Law, philosophy, over this past year. Jupiter is considered to be the GREAT BENEFACTOR, bringing expansion, but sometimes Jupiter is too much of a good thing, over optimistic, a risk taker and can cause much losses, not to mention pile on the pounds.
What aspects did Jupiter bestow upon you?
AS JUPITER moves in to LEO we are in these energies:
JUPITER is TRUMP # 10
The WHEEL OF FORTUNE in the Tarot
TRUMP # 8 or 11 STRENGTH LEO
SIRIAN STARSEED TAROT by Patricia Cori
JULY 16 Jupiter as THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE will be unbuckling the CHARIOT’S safety belt leaving the protective nurturing, security, home and emotional VICTORY behind him as he PROUDLY enters LEO and morphs the LION, symbol of the SPHYNX, the 5th sign, FIXED FIRE. Jupiter may riddle you with those famous questions.
Jupiter was exalted in Cancer but does well in Masculine Fire.
WHAT TO EXPECT in 2015?
Way more energy, PIZAZZ, lots of PARTYING, loud showing off, excess, performances, BIG DRAMAS, more heart attacks, rising gold prices, FERTILE ROYALTY, big weddings, huge inflated EGO’s, childlike playfulness, heart centered kindness, VANITY, the color PURPLE, becoming one with the animals, protection for LIONS, especially rare white ones, courage, leadership, leading from the HEART, the creative inner child, Higher law, children’s rights protected, higher education expansion, family loyalty, generosity, lots of children focussed entertainment and will power.
Trump # 11 symbolizing STRENGTH is called LUST in the THOTH TAROT.
Moon’s in Sagittarius all day July 10 and enters Capricorn 8:24 pm