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)

 

No charge! Subscribers are welcome to contact me concerning their 5th house placement and some pointers on how to articulate a new moon wish. – weaver

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Lunar Eclipse: 22 Leo 28

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Stars in Our Eyes
This month, the Play of Life (in which we are all starring in our hero’s journey) debuts its first installment in a series of scenes concerning the Leo/Aquarius axis. Leo symbolises our inner child at play, fixed attention and brow etched with concentration on that which brings us joy, fulfillment, healthy pride. And isn’t the beautiful nature of a child to instinctively – joyfully –  share, display, offer the fruits of that labor to all the world as he or she encounters it? The world is so big and unfamiliar but the lion-hearted are fearless, motivated by a purity of intent…why wouldn’t everyone else love this, too?
From now until summer’s end, we can be in various stages of rehearsal and performance, honing our craft to find that sweet spot wherein the work we invest with heart and soul and the wants and needs of the greatest potential audience can meet. The chemistry perfects. Now, with all these lessons in ‘flexibility mindset’ hopefully hardwired in, is the time to start having fun re-imagining what that might look like in this morphing era.
Now the Lights shine across that sea of peoples and upon our prop boxes and stage set. What character facet of identity should be cut? Who will be your cast mates? Should you be the director or, for now, be directed? Maybe you need an agent, new logo or signature piece.
Don’t squander this energy on fretting about what’s missing – and I really mean that. Of course, bits and bobs (and ok, a chunk or two) are missing, but you possess All the Imagination You Need to work with what you have and the innate, instinctive, primordial wisdom to seek out the best you can find for the bit, bob and chunk components. You will know who and what to pursue and to let go of – but you have to get out there  and breathe where the fresh creative winds are blowing…just over there a few steps out of your comfort zone. 
Ah! I see you are already on your way, O Fearless One. May the fire trine bless your socks off. 🙂  
– weaver
Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

 

A Message for Sensitive Souls

 

‘…This post is intended to assist those noting a palpable change in their emotional state that cannot be solely attributed to their current experiences and recognize these feelings as such…’

Neptune is in retrograde opposition to the North Node. For all of us. So, for we, the Collective, the way forward is foggy and appears to ‘have no legs’ and certainly no instruction manual. You are someone who feels this more acutely than others.

In addition, the Sun and Mercury are in Scorpio. For all of us. No matter what area of your life is ruled by Scorpio, the Collective is focused on probing and/or fearing the unknown. Many of us intuitively feel we are not well equipped, that we are at a disadvantage. The shadowy forms that we see shifting, out of the corner of our eye or coming straight at us in some situations, have the chill of the boogie man. Trust and Security on any particular issue are rare commodities.You are someone who feels this even more so than others.

These two energy phases are just plain edgy like a razor  half wrapped in a bit of cotton wool. Unfortunately, they actually feed one another. And they are present in our current everyday reality, occupying the only ground that we can stand on – and that just drives us all to maintain probing or fearing mode:

On what and where, exactly, am I standing?!

This is how the world is vibrating now and if you are an empathic person, a person who easily senses the vibe of the collective, you will be subject to all of the symptoms mentioned above exponentially. The temptation to self-soothe, to avoid reality, can be overwhelming. Your state of mind may be swinging wildly between suspicion and indignation to crumpling and desperate clinging.

Note: For some, attempting to manage this is difficult beyond description and if this sounds like you, please seek assistance. Often, local communities offer a range of services. I write this as a general public offering due to a significant number of clients, from diverse social/economic backgrounds all reporting similar symptoms. This post is intended to assist those of us noting a palpable change in our emotional state that cannot be solely attributed to our current experiences and recognize these feelings as such.

 

If this sounds familiar, this message is for you:

You are not going crazy, you are experiencing a circuit-overload that requires a breaker installation.

In the grand scheme of things, this is yet another blip on the radar. This phase has an end; you will not feel like this forever more; this is temporary.

If you are up for it, you can try to imagine, to picture your inner Self observing this, perhaps as a dark cloud-mass. There it is. It is not you, it is outside of you. Perhaps you can watch your inner Self step back and prove there is a space between you and the mass.

If that space can be held at this time, there is yet more truth-gold to be mined. There will be a wispy thread or two connecting your Self to the mass. (You are a part of the All One.) These threads can be followed via conscious, patient, relaxed examination to their root levels in your psyche. You aren’t looking for some watershed moment here; you are simply being open to whatever inner landscape/sensation field these threads appear to be anchored in. There is my inner Self. There is that mass. And there is that thread through which I exchange energy with Others. I watch for a while, observe for a while, and see if I pick up any insights.

Take Charge of Your Self-Soothing

At the very least, empaths and sensitive souls should be actively bear-hugging themselves. In whatever ways you can afford, indulge your senses. Get comfy and get lost in books, in the stories and adventures you find there; try out an adult coloring book; collect the ingredients you need for your favorite meal – or to zing up your basic menus – and savor; go out exploring in new environments that keep you rubbernecking as you go; put another blanket on the bed. Change the colors or focal point in your workspace and your living room. Put something symbolic of peace or joy in your car. A simple tea light lit in the evening can be a profound addition to your view. Do all of these things and more! Be as good to yourself as you are to others.

I have written before about how very important you are. And I firmly believe that sensitive and empathic people are a large segment of the crucial Space Holders. This means there is all the more reason to take loving care of yourself.

Sending you wishes for rest and perseverance in healthy balance,

  • weaver

 

 

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