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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You Didn’t Miss the Boat

First, a little preface: hello, everyone and how was your eclipse season experience? Mine was quite a doozy in mostly positive ways and it means that I am struggling to get into this space when I’d like to. For instance, this posting has been simmering since the 6th of the month and now I have a lot I want to say about Mars’ movement into Capricorn. I will just have to keep in mind that we are never really ‘late’. Do stay in touch! 

Several people have told me that they are worried they missed the ‘real point’ meant for them concerning the three squarings of Neptune by Saturn. I am thinking perhaps there are others who feel this way and I want to say this: you didn’t. I will even take this a step further and say: you couldn’t.

Foundationally speaking, lets keep a few things in mind. Neptune is an outer planet signifying generational effects. This means that, for the individual, the concept of All-oneness is a gently seeping while-you-aren’t-looking kind of phenomenon. Unlike Saturn, teaching lessons through ALL the aspects of survival every 28 years, Neptune takes a substantial lifetime’s worth of Time.

For this reason, we say that it is Saturn that moves in and out of challenge points with Neptune. Neptune simply is. It is what exists outside of Time, beyond the veil, in the prickling of the hairs on our skin in certain moments. In contrast, Saturn dictates that there are seasons, times for beginnings and endings, times for fact-checking the practicalities of making our dreams a reality – or we would be wasting our precious and finite incarnation.

At those times when gravity-dense Saturn comes into aspect with Neptune, your reality picture can get soggy around the edges of the areas of life where Saturn is transiting. This cannot help but also reveal/inform your natural style of building a life. Should you have natal planets in this range of degrees (in your Sag house) or in frictional aspect to this range of degrees, you are going to experience more than soggy…you might even experience a tsunami of sorts.

So…if all you felt was a bit of uncomfy dampness which you took care of…well then, you will have simply but clearly been given what you needed: an upgraded download of wisdom about (1) what it means to balance what inspires you to build and what you can reasonably build, and (2) insights into human nature in these Times and over generations of past and potential future.

It is good to remember that astrology is a highly individualistic science-art capable of relaying a unique message to the one and only you and simultaneously to All of Us. Some messages are whopping headliners and some are at the bottom of page 4. This squaring transit that astrologers spoke of concerns All of Us: this generation’s migration wave experience is the most easily noted. But also, Saturn will aspect your unique Neptune placement at regular intervals and many of the lessons that you read about and/or personally grasped during this time – from Autumn 2015 and into ‘the fallout’ months to come – are going to be helpful.

No way did you miss anything! You are exactly where you are. 🙂

Go, Mars in Capricorn! (which means ‘go after coming up with a solid plan’, btw)   And happy new moon in Libra, boot camp graduates!

  • weaver

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Direct and Simple

I started offering a variation on my services theme a couple of months ago that is working out really well in my little tribe and I think its time for me to offer it to you. Its somewhat old school but still the most direct and accommodating route for all types of schedules and devices: an email service.

You can receive an email written by me that covers the basic energy currents for all of us that I think are most important to note and some suggestions for how to work these into your real, live life in plain English on a monthly basis – at least. I say ‘at least’ because there are some months when we want to really zoom in on a potential opportunity and/or pitfall and I like you to be fully tooled-up.

Even more helpful is joining a 2nd tier email group wherein members receive a tailored note; alerting you, personally, to what I like to call ‘ping points’: you’ve got a special affinity built into your identity for this kind of energy weather and I can offer you concrete ways to THINK about it and USE it.

The general email subscription is eu5 per month.

The 2nd tier subscription, containing the general email content and personal content is eu10 per month.

I am also quite open to considering bartering suggestions.

I have spoken to many, here online and IRL, that like this format and the easy kind of practical access it allows. And yes, as time allows, I do reply to your follow-up questions. If you would like to join, send an email to elemental.living(at)yahoo(dot)com with ‘subscription’ in the header and let me know the service you’d like. Welcome and enjoy!

Happy Note: the general response to this offer is already sufficient for me to offer 2 FREE spaces on tier 1 and 1 FREE space on tier 2 ‘for a limited time’*. How cool is that?! Send an email as noted above and state your application for FREE email membership.

*I am hoping that every 4 weeks, I will be able to repeat this offer – I will keep those of you who apply informed.

 

Is This You?

Sometimes a person will say that they would rather not know what is going on because they feel stressed out enough and this would add to it; they think it is yet more work piling on an already taxed brain. If this is what you are thinking, please consider these two points:

1.Each of us already experiences these currents by the simple fact that we exist. That’s why you experience moods, how you get delighted or sideswiped from left field sometimes by a person or event somewhere in your world, which sensations you experience and habits you employ when having to make a choice or deal with someone else’s choice, why you have your ‘lifestyle’ and how you work or don’t work to hold on to what you go after.

These energies are what make up how calm/stressed out or dedicated/overworked or fulfilled/dissatisfied you may be feeling, right now.

So, this logic that taking 2 minutes to contemplate an alternate view – sitting right there just as you are now – will increase your stress just does not fly.

There is no more or less energy ‘coming at you’. It’s still the exact same amount.

 

Shift the Weight to the Muscles That Can Handle It

You move into the proverbial driver’s seat on how your energy gets spent because you can authentically explain to yourself why you are doing what you are doing – and respect it for what it is. From the front seat, you can see more clearly where you are going – and why you stop at one fuel station and not another, let’s say – and consciously begin to understand why your ‘autopilot program’ is making adjustments. You can support that autopilot program or you can begin to cut that wire and free up more of you for some one or some thing else as you see best.

…and…

  1. if you have, or had in the past, any kind of life advisor, counselor, coach or reader that increases your anxiety and adds to the stress you are feeling already, I urge you to stop and ask yourself WHY. What is your value system and where do you place yourself within it? I mean, you know, when you have a minute… 🙂

Be well,

  • weaver