New Moon: 0’Leo 44″

And here we are, all of us, at a new moon (desire-seed planting time!) in Leo, that department of Self that feels like Soul Purpose.

A Purpose- Full Play Date

There are very few stories as potent and personal as those born from the dazzling Force of Leo. Every single one of us knows what it feels like to emphatically decide to engage, to pursue and to capture a ‘flag’ because our heart has been captured, pure and simple.

I do know that some haven’t felt that impulse for so long they may doubt there is anything for them in this offering. But you’re here and part of this pride, so perhaps some sunlight is glowing through sealed edges, inviting you to notice it once again.

Leo and the 5th house are all about Authentic Play, Generosity, Individual Fertility and Virility. But these characteristics don’t just appear within a person one fine day. It is important to note that this spectrum of delicious experience succeeds and works to sustain the actions of Cancer and the 4th house of Home/Sanctuary for the Inner Child: we develop leonine characteristics via the nourishment and encouragement of our family/tribe/group and so the wheel turns.

It can take decades for the right recipe of nourishment and encouragement to form up in an Individual’s life and produce the blooming lily. Many of us would say we’ve had several seasons of bloom and recession over the years. Millennials generally believe that all of their adult life will have to be about blooming whilst navigating the sluices, dams and rushes of skill-set currents. Certainly their formative years have felt like a tool box tidal wave. It’s all relative.

So, whether your 25 or 55 or 85, you’ve got some department of Self that knows how to utilise what you’ve got that someone wants/needs/appreciates; you know because you’ve experienced Affirmation. And here we are, all of us, at a new moon (desire-seed planting time!) in Leo, that department of Self that feels like Soul Purpose.

And still in lockstep with the sun, as it joins in short retreat with the moon, is Mars. Yep, the universal symbol for mortal life force (that has been chugging along in unison withNMleo23jul17Cyp our thoughts and intentions all summer) is still our foreguard and cheer leader as we consider stepping into our proverbial work shop/improv class/social playground/meat that’s difficult but so delicious to chew on. The message for all of us is: If you want to emphatically decide, just do it! While your mind and your heart consult on the articulation of your desire-seed, Mars can assist in calling forth an assemblage of partners-in-arms. In order to capture that flag, what have you got and what do you need? Realistically. Genuinely. Sustainably.

I know, I know, those three qualifiers will be show-stoppers for a lot of dreams. Gosh, they darken our ideal-scape in these surreal times and yet, we must tether ourselves to a fixed arena or we work in vain and that can only feel even worse in short order. Let’s not go there…instead, let’s delight in the amazing, if rather left-brained, comfort written in the stars.

A quick look at our map shows us that two big signs will be coming into view very soon. Within 15 days from today, a neon-lit billboard from your current Co-workers and Audience will come into view. This will be an opportunity to gauge the strength and position of your tether (exact on August 7th). At that point, you will want to take some time for patient reflection and adept adaptation.

And just 28 days from now, we will be armed with what we couldn’t know now and who we couldn’t have met yet as a much chattered-about Solar Eclipse new moon, in the same spectrum of Soul Purpose that we are pondering and perhaps fretting about right now, will have brought happenings and environmental changes rumbling through our arena. For some, it will be a matter of rearranging props and backdrops, titles and assignments. For others, the entire theatre will change. (exact on august 21st)

Now, that may sound scary but hey, that’s frankly par for the course this decade – and we are still here. We can do this. We are not responsible for everything and everyone when forming and deciding on our wish-seed. We are in charge of keeping rested and pure in motivation. We must exercise our gifts and skills and keep them up-to-date by regularly checking in with those we strive to serve and the requirements of the (rightful) powers that be. That’s it. (And that’s enough!)

If we can, starting today, look at the next month and a half as an overt invitation from the universe to play around with rough drafts, let the chips fall where they may and regroup for round two, we have the best chance for highest returns on our passion-work investment.

wishing a sparkling and delight-filled new moon to all,

weaver

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Just a Few of the 7 Billion Unique Ways that Leo Shines 

Now this is my personal journey and I am happy as heck about it.  What’s for me is for me.  My journey can’t be like the chick next door because we are two different people. My success may not be as great as someone else’s but I am  happy with what I have accomplished.  Because the truth be told I could still be that overweight, depressed in pain lady with very low self esteem.  I use to worry all the time that people was talking about me because of my weight.  Now I walk through a crowd like I am parting the sea shouting “the queen is here.”  I love the new me!!  – Mrs. Tracy (source)

 

A dissociated body/mind cannot meaningfully take care of itself…. healing is the process of becoming, once again, embodied. Learning to hear the body and the way it communicates is another way of understanding the process of embodiment and ultimately the healing process as well. – Monica Cassani (source)

 

The 2017 Climate Camp was a unique occasion in Czech Republic and Central Eastern European region (CEE) because it brought together the veterans of the Czech environmental movement from the 1980s with the new generation of activists to discuss the future of the movement. The diversity of participants was notable during the program…Among other activities, the involvement of various other social movements gave the Climate Camp a broader social justice-turn, connecting ecological issues to anti-racism, eco-feminism, queer rights and squatting…

Keeping the camp functional itself meant a lot of work on the part of all participants: collective (vegan) cooking or cleaning, security guarding against police, corporate or some authoritarian-oriented people, building the awareness to create safe space for any participant, horizontal decision-making, all these meant self-organized life and work which kept us busy day and night. One important part of the camp activity focused on direct-action training: to give people a brief introduction about how to behave during non-violent civil disobedience action to be effective and to avoid chaos and possible injuries. – Irina Velicu and Mikuláš Černík

(It was a success! To see the dramatic red line they embodied and read about some interesting twists in the plot, click here. I’m impressed and inspired.)

 

Chastity is tragic. So utterly unspectacular. I want collisions and sparks and flames. – from The Galaxy Song, Vidisha Kaushik  (source)

 

Things are intense. Life comes at you fast. A lot of things won’t go your way for a lot of reasons that are well out of your control. And then much sooner than you know it, you will die. At some point, repeatedly highlighting the reality of the injustice of the world needs to give way to personal action within it -which does not deny the continued reality of injustice- in a way that ties inclusiveness, agency, expression and landscape together. – Gordon White (source)

 

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New Moon: 6 Taurus 27

 

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Rest and Abide

 

Generally speaking, there is a beautiful simplicity to a new moon in Taurus. It’s a call to steer the body into a comfortable position and rest it long enough for the mind to find its matching harmonious frequency: Here there is no clutter, only blissful sufficiency.

 

Since the new moon in Aries 28 days ago, we’ve been called to stake our claim and take on the proverbial plough harness. We should feel tired and we should heed that feeling. Yet, there’s another reason to pause. Just as we must fit our catnaps or zone out times around the demands of life, we will need contemplative time to consider how our grand plan has had to shapeshift for the hard earth of reality. This just can’t be rushed; the mind’s strategic survival structures need time to get the message that it’s really alright to chill out. And then, whilst snoozing or strolling or staring out the window, a ‘fix’ or a peaceful acceptance can come.

 

And so, generally speaking and regardless of any and all matter hitting the fan, the Universe invites you to rest and abide as much as possible. Continue to pace yourself, too, watching that Mars in Gemini doesn’t scatter your energies all over the place, but diversifies the ways in which you progress towards your target.

 

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Meanwhile, we’ve got a longer cycle coming into its 2nd of three passes: Mercury in conjunction with Uranus in Aries…

 

Time flies when you are swamped, right? Since the turning of the year, many of us have determined where our personal energy is best channeled and begun the necessary networking and bridge-work. We are on our way. We’ve been exposed to different points of view and consciously or not, refined our own perspective. Along the way, we may well have had breakthroughs or surpassed our expectations in a particular area of relating to other/s and, in doing so, were impressed with what ‘çame out’ of us. Yes! We navigated best we could between a rock and a hard place, came out on a new ledge…and watched ourselves transform that position using a combination of our own lessons learned (maintaining flexibility) and fixed gaze on our long term goal/s (holding consistent)…

 

And now, over the course of this week, another cycle is rising – A hardwired sequence of thoughts/behaviors/assumptions/prophecies will be forced to a sudden stop. Somehow, lightning strikes and there is suddenly ‘space’…a split second later, there sits a new thought and it blows our mind. Wow! It’s as if what we finally grasp as being True in one area of our life must also hold to be true in a general life-creed sense; like ripples of evolution in all dimensions.

 

Mercury plus Uranus in Aries = shocking, piercing, penetrating, of high art/craft, progressive, authentic, inspired by something greater than Self, life changing. So, sure, you could shout and scream, attack with a knife or enlist a posse to encircle and crush the enemy camp. Certainly, this isn’t gentle energy and you may well be on the receiving end from someone who probably desperately needs some time out. The bottom line is that this energy is on tap for ALL of us even as we must individually wield it. Let’s be Taurus about it: slow to anger, quick to see that this, too, shall pass. Let’s keep on doing our best to apply these symbolic descriptors towards peaceful co-thriving.

 

Wishing you a magical new moon,

 

          weaver

 

 

 

On Cycles

 

Pluto stations retrograde on April 20th opening a tunnel into our approach to the natural cycle of endings and beginnings through September 29. This review may bring to our awareness where we may not be allowing the natural “death” of something to take its course by regenerating in a transformed state. Before change can happen, we need to let go of the old, the tired, the worn out, the dysfunctional. If we can keep everything moving through their natural cycles, we remain constantly refreshed. Pluto’s subtle alchemic process is a quiet, under the radar energetic force that works regardless of how conscious we are of it. The more aware we are, however, the greater traction we may experience in becoming at one with the magical rhythms of the cosmos.  – Gray Crawford (link)

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‘I think If you’re going  to choose a place to die, then Mars is probably, you know,  not a bad choice.’  – Elon Musk at the Code Conference.

 

Building Rapport

This is the article that sparked my last post as it inspired hope for an evolved Martian response in the individual as we all redress unfinished business in our Scorpio-house matters. Perhaps our methods earlier this year could be called, ‘How Not to Interrogate Suspects’.  Read it from an applied personal perspective (loosely speaking, of course!) and see what you come up with…

Reporter and author, Robert Kolker, in the magazine section of wired.com:

Police veterans aren’t exactly eager to be told they’ve been doing their job wrong for 30 years. “I think we can overcome that pushback by focusing on the younger guys in our division,” [Tim] Marcia [LAPD] says. There’s an entrenched culture behind that blue wall—and a new, labor-intensive technique based on “rapport-building” might not be the most likely thing to breach it. “Interrogation and interview is a very egocentric thing,” Stearns says. For some police departments, and for some interrogators, it may be a nonstarter to do anything other than treat a suspect with suspicion.

 

Sensory Experience

Lotje’s story was a timely find because one of my clients experienced a stroke this past April at the age of forty-four. While his was far less debilitating, it helped us and enhanced our conversations. Life becomes more meaningful for everyone close to the person experiencing a transit as metamorphic as this.

I still can’t read for more than a few minutes at a time (these words are brought to you courtesy of Siri), but I see more of the world; a world that may not always have left-to-right linear patterns, but is intuited instead through subtle sensory experience. I see my stroke as a kind of rebirth; unexpected and painful, but also more vivid, filled with purpose, meaning and potential. – Lotje Sodderland

Lotje includes a fascinating sketch she made of one of her visions and I immediately thought of the phoenix in its newly hatched and uncomely state…

 

Aligning Mental Models

Edge.org featured educator Howard Gardner says, ‘When I was working on The App Generation with Katie Davis, we realized that most kids nowadays growing up in the developed society have never gotten lost. If they don’t have some kind of a device, their parents do, and they can find them. Getting lost for all of human history was part of life. Nobody ever got lost permanently; you got found or, more probably, you found yourself. That simple thing is very profound…                .’

‘What questions am I asking?  Here’s one: Are the pre-conceptions I have about education at all being borne out by what we find out from the people on these campuses? I’m asking what are their mental models. How do the students think about higher education? How do their parents think, etc.? Another bit of social science terminology: we are interested in alignment and misalignment.

When everybody says the same thing, it’s not very interesting to us. But if all the heads of schools talk about the importance of training good citizens, while parents and students never mention that, that’s a misalignment. If parents talk a lot about getting jobs but faculty say, “It’s not our business to get people jobs”—that’s a misalignment.’

 

One for the Knuckle Draggers

This one just has baffled and frustrated and excited me all at the same time. This sounds so…I want to say precious… I want to know more but I also realize that what we will be able to confirm will barely scratch the surface.

Ed Yong reports in The Atlantic about a meeting place in a cave, 336 meters inside the earth, last used ‘176,500 years ago, give or take a few millennia’. Wow!

‘The discovery suggested that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than anyone had given them credit for. They wielded fire, ventured deep underground, and shaped the subterranean rock into complex constructions. Perhaps they even carried out rituals; after all, there was no evidence that anyone actually lived in the cave, so what else were the rings and mounds for?’  This is one unfolding story to keep track of.

 

Your Choice: Seeing Oppositions as Rooted in One and the Same

Spiritual realization does not consist in escaping the world but in seeing it as it is.

Of the metaphysical transparency of phenomena we can say this: Every phenomenon has a metaphysical root whose universal form is reflected in the phenomenon itself, so that the outward form is only an image or reflection of the inward meaning or essence. The manifest part of a tree, i.e. its trunk and branches, has the same form as the unmanifest part of the tree, its root. Thus, the soil, or that which separates earth from heaven, is really the plane of reflection through which the unmanifest essence projects itself into the manifest form. This portrays the universal architectonic of Reality which regenerates itself, much like a fractal, beginning from the Godhead and repeating itself all the way up to the most mundane aspect of any phenomenon. This universal form, i.e. the polarity of principle and projection, is the origin of all dualities: Essence and form, mind and matter, subject and object, ego and world, lord and the servant, heaven and the earth, creator and creature, up and down, north and south, wave and particle, the I and the other, happiness and misery, profit and loss, friend and enemy, union and separation, good and evil, with and without, inward and outward, light and darkness, life and death, mortality and immortality, here and there, now and then, right and left, me and you, etc. Now you get to make only two moves, either toward your root and principle, i.e. your first cause, or away from it, to become whole or remain a hole. To perceive in all these pairs the presence of one and the same principle, one and the same meaning; this is the metaphysical transparency of phenomena, that is, to see the painter in the painting.  

 Tomaj Javidtash, metaphysicist

 

Last but certainly not least, I am wishing you a notable Gemini New Moon!

– weaver