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: 4 Gemini 47

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All that the mighty oak is now was once contained in the little acorn.

At new moon times we can maximize access to untapped potential. We have an idea/wish/dream that we would like to see become a reality…but that process is a lot easier said than done. The timing has to be right, as do the collaborators, assistants, the network, the delivery, those who cover our normal responsibilities when we just have to stay in the zone a little bit longer.

We use a lot of farming metaphors because everyone has generally understood how to apply them to their unique situation. My idea/wish/dream is the symbolic seed; I must (insert farmer chore here) for that seed or it will never happen.

And it still may not happen: that’s a possibility in what is yet to be. But just as the seas obey her tug, so the moon can indicate to us carbon-based folks the wise/wiser/wisest times to launch from the mental to the material plane.

This new moon is in Gemini and that means our mental processes and activities can encapsulate our heart’s desire as pertains to our society, our mode of interaction/learning/teaching, our handiwork, our family members and very close friends, our locale. It means we should be ready to make choices; to be flexible in thought, word and deed; to avoid the temptation to be duplicitous or two-faced; to contemplate our ability to sustain the necessary effort. You must measure which of your wishes would do well in this energy mix and select that one.

A Critical Degree

4’Gemini is a ‘crisis’ degree point, indicating that our environment is provoking a response-wish in us, no matter what else is going on. This makes me picture many little whirls of ‘conversational energy’ being magnetically drawn towards and into the formation of a somewhat singular, megawhirling mindset; the purposeful seeding of an altered zeitgeist. I am not thinking of something so big as a tornado (!); I see this as a community-based phenomenon at the moment, though as like attracts like, these various community-whirls could eventually morph into something regional, national, global.

Back to the Farm…

Ruler of the moon is Mercury, currently just inside the 2nd decan of Taurus. And not to complicate things, but…the moon is exalted in Taurus. This means that, except where necessity forces otherwise, our emotional center (symbolised by the moon) is the root food source of all mercurial energy being grown – and that center is enveloped by the Gemini (Mercury) sun. In English, this means: We are hungry for facts/solutions/mental platforms that we can use to construct a stable dwelling place for our hearts. There is an Arabic proverb (that I spent waay too much time trying to find for you, to no avail) that goes something like, ‘the woman is the central support beam that holds up the house’. Likewise, our emotional well-being is the central support beam of our Personhood. Important stuff!

Taurus rules the throat and voice, Self-possession, physical security and material gain. We could see the most shy amongst us make a seed-decision about how and where to step up and be heard; those who have used print exclusively to share ideas and network could start podcasting to accomodate commuters. The Muse will visit artists with songs that become the peoples’ anthems and visual installations that magically capture exactly how The Group feels.

A Reminder About Jack’s Beanstalk

A Gemini seedling is FAST, so we better keep a watchful eye on it. There may be a need to prune sucker shoots and limbs often in near-future developmental stages to insure a sturdy stalk and upward evolution that we can maintain responsibly. Crucially, we must face the reality that we will reap what we sow. If we are paying careful attention, the quality we are after will show itself – or not – very, very soon. Either way, oh how much we will have learned! And that’s important, too.

–          weaver

 

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On Cycles…

An orientation of loving is rooted in a fundamental trust in the intelligence of the soul or psyche, that it knows what it needs for healing and wholeness to come in its own time. Outgrown behaviors or stances did serve their purpose for a time and should be honored for their roles in our lives. Good or bad, they bring us to this present moment which is curiously the only time in which things seem to happen. When we’re able to be exactly where we are and how we are, and in the present with that reality, things can change, move and flow in time.  – Erika Jones (source)

 

 

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Full Moon: 22 Cancer 27′

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there were rules for living as simple as the rules for driving. I am thinking of the 4-way stop. Should two cars meet at the same time, the rule is that the driver to the right has the right-of-way. Should four cars meet at once, then somebody eventually takes the lead and the scene clears in an orderly fashion. This full moon energy, however, might feel a little more like ‘playing chicken’ at that intersection but we can avoid collision – or at least high speed collision – if we consciously decide to survey the elemental terrain beyond the hype that the first month of a new year can bring.

Breaking it Down

A ‘grand square configuration’ is made up of two oppositions. It may be tricky to pick it all apart now, but it is. Bear with me on this somewhat wobbly analogy…

Lets say these drivers have been aware of one another and their pending meet-up, even if only in some abstract sort of way. There’s unavoidable magnetism, welcome or not.

So, one of these two sets of drivers at the 4-way has been been heading towards this junction for some weeks now and in car 1, we have your ego and how freely it can move and stretch in relation to car 2: all the other people and institutions/groups you interact with, from the obligatory to the recreational.

Car 1 has that really cool flip switch that turns on the rocket fuel and we all (should) know by now how hard it is to think (or drive well, for that matter) when the g-forces have your head pinned to the neck support in a frightful glory. It is extremely important for us to know just how powerful our car really is: this is a year where you will have to find times and places to let it rip. Note that the pros go out to a desolate strip and put themselves through time trials and/or stunt work in prep for the real thing. Find your comparable outlet.

Car 2 is full of …well, its big and full! Think: a packed double decker. Not necessarily everyone/every theme that got on the bus in 2016 will still be a riding by end of 2017. At this moment in Time, you are called to allow your instincts to be tempered and channeled by your highest beliefs. As the abstract morphs into a clear target: If it hurt none, do. And keep this in mind: these 2 cars (which i think by now, we have determined are a fabulous set of your kind of wheels and a double decker bus) are scheduled to repeat this confrontation over the coming months. This is a primary axis of action for 2017.

The second set of cars (Mac trucks, more likely) are coming to the 4-way from very specific points; they are, or are an important part of, your ongoing Emotional Security/Practical Real-world Security axis and right now, the polarity of this spectrum hits you from within and without – and this is upsetting to both the Capricorn and the Cancer archetypes.

These two generally work very well together; they’ve been meeting up continuously since ancient times and know well the wisdom of compromise or, at least, truce. You, too, must find a way to cradle the child whilst plowing the field. Or to continue with our wobbly analogy, light staccato horn blows, flashing hazard lights and an endearing grin (as you swerve and dodge best you can around and through that 1st set of cars) directed straight through your windshield to that other Mac truck driver. Priorities are exactly that. Some thing or some relationship reaches a culmination point and both Lights will make clear your options for a continued secure course.

So…its a packed 4-way intersection and yet its component parts are not of the same frequency or duration. If you are feeling bombarded or overwhelmed, breaking it down can be so helpful. What is meaningful sound and what is static? What is clearly intrinsic to you and what is passing through?

– weaver

 

 

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