Summer Prelude, New Moon: 22 Gemini 44

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Choice & Consequence
Ah, the new moon: a time of rest for the mind and body. However, a new moon in Gemini can seem like anything but..! The phrase ‘contradiction in terms’ comes to mind. It’s a phase of push/pull, stop and go and hardly  of calm/still.  It may take tremendous initial patience to find one’s center, for the chattering din to recede and the still small voice – or two – to be heard. Further, the third decan of Gemini is ruled by the Sun and Saturn, indicating the potential collision of, ‘Let’s do this!’ and ‘Let’s contain this.’ Knowing this ahead of time, we can say: seed-thoughts watered and nurtured during these days can bring winnowing/paring/editing lessons in real time for the mercurial observer. And this will be echoed by oppositions in the energy weather for the next few months. See how that works? 😉
Fortunately, the ruler of the new moon has just slipped into Cancerian waters, perfect for feeling the value of retreat even if it can only be spared in ten minute increments. In fact, it might be very helpful to practice mini mental ‘defrag sessions’ whenever possible to aide in the medium-term pattern of friction and blend we’ll be navigating.

From Now through Summer’s Close: Collectively speaking, we will be hashing out the latest renditions and manifestations of Relational Power dynamics and Personal Spark fine tuning. As history rhymes, we’ll see a tremendous variety of trys and fails showcased in all sectors of the public stage-as-mirror.

Far more useful for each of us as individuals is seeing – feeling – our way along the copyright NeptuneandtheOaksymbolic cord connecting Egoic concerns/anxiety/wounded pride as well as confidence/success/an overly bright glow to its root within the psychosomatic experience of Me/Myself. How do I quantify my value in practical terms? Can I prove/justify it? How do I best offer/apply my skill sets to the market place and to my intimate circle? What checks have I established to insure that I am listening objectively?

Yes, we have asked these questions at key points over the last 18 months or so. Again, our ‘product’ has reached its current launch date. From here, we can expect an extended period of fixing, stationing – and the grinding and polishing that can occur when the fixed experiences repetitive outside contact. This Gemini new moon also marks a moment to ask, ‘Who consistently has time and energy for me and how can I show my appreciation/reciprocate?’ Warmth, good humor and selfless provision are on tap just outside your chatter box…in these new moon days, do take a play date when you can.
– weaver

 

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

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where I will be spending the hottest hours of the days ahead

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We are preparing here for yet another week or so of 40-42′ heat which means we are preparing to live and move as efficiently as possible; in fact, there will be a lot of not-moving… So I just wanted to pop in, see how you are and share a few things with you.

On the heels of this post will come two more as follow-ups.

1. I am going to reblog a post from the Rewriting the Rules site that I think is an accessible and helpful read. The content can be a profound part of comprehending your wheel and is used in some kinds of coaching work. I also want to give a shout out to a most articulate post on depression, one which gives the sensations their due but doesn’t let them take over the entire scene, over at The Belle Jar. Please do click the link and check it out. (it is not all doom and gloom – the twitter feed has been pretty funny lately!)

2. I am very happy to offer my subscribers a FREE GIFT! When ordering a Natal Reading, get a FREE Moon by Moon Reading during the month of August. How cool is that?!  Simply click on this link to check it out in more detail (see the section on Coaching Services) and send any further questions you may have along with your date, time and place of birth to (copy/paste):

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You may decide you just want a Here and Now Reading for a more specific issue; that’s fine, too, of course. I look forward to hearing from you.

I close with the following food for thought from Dr. Cambell:

The static state is one of three possible states of being; the other two are evolving and devolving to include descriptors like living, i.e. the gathering of data/learning for survival and the process of organic death. While the latter two are stable in their existence, it is the static state which is UNSTABLE. And yet, how many of us feel the most stable when we are simply maintaining the status quo?

STAY COOL. 🙂

street art found in a tiny little village north of Paphos

street art found in a tiny little village north of Paphos

A Here & Now Overview

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.*

Starting with the bigger picture and working down to the selfie…

Pluto and Neptune – outer archetypes that are in retrograde. Their agenda is ultimately about macro phenomenon. Human beings learn to adjust to the themes of outer archetypes in groups that are parts of a whole while individuals learn to apply the streamlined interpretations in their microcosm. A growing number of individuals applying the basic themes will eventually ‘turn the ship’.

As an example: the world banking structure hasn’t appeared to have weakened enough to make integral changes since the economic recessions (to its shame) but we, as individuals, have certainly had to take our budget situation more seriously. You now have more respect for the value of money and security and you probably value the non-material more than you used to.
The Point: What you think, feel and DO matters even if you think it couldn’t possibly.

The retrograde indicates the focus belongs inward. This is a time for continued evaluation, tweaks and finer tuning, ruthless removal of trash and rubble – but with a generous helping of self acceptance and appreciation of the distance covered, the stance or place gained.

It’s all relative. You might feel as though you’ve only come a few pitiful inches but do not underestimate what it has cost you and give props. So many mind connections that have needed unwiring, rewiring – probably several times over so far – and that’s just what your conscious mind knows about. Think about this: the really important evolutions you’ve been making may be in an area of life that seems to have no connection at all to the area where you’ve been putting in maximum conscious effort. Yet. These are the mysteries of life. One day it will click. Affirm and celebrate yourself from time to time. Uranus, the only forward moving outer archetype, channels the message, ‘I am my future-best Now Self.’

The Bridge

Saturn and Jupiter – the translators and mediators between the outer archetypes and our personal markers. Jupiter (your personal joy guide) is in a fixed-ego sign: ‘I create for my passion/obsession’. Saturn (your personal instructor in the School of Life) is retrograde in another fixed-ego sector of life that is about our ties to another/our strategically oriented emotion-based network. Both are at the tail end of these signs and thus are not encouraging a frenetic, mad pace in your outer existence; this is not the time for brand new, this is the time for assessing and perfecting what you’ve got so far. Is what I am doing healthy? Relationship cracks: just superficial or time to invest more trust? How do I define ‘Joy’ today?

Yea, sure…

All well and good, we say BUT, me, my feet are on fire! I’ve got to move. You snooze, you lose.

Some kind of vice has loosened its grip and we feel a bit compelled to strike out on the next leg of the journey – quick! before we lose the momentum. That’s coming from Mars conjunct the Sun and now we are talking a personal energy (the lower octave of Pluto). Mars conjunct the Sun is your ego/mind/personality/projection/desire on steroids. Handle with extreme care. Keep in mind that Pluto is retrograde in the area of life that has to do with sound structure. Knowing this is the key to channeling your personal energy wisely. If you are still building on sand or you did a slipshod job of building, you will have to use your Mars for mixing concrete and reinforcing beams. You can daydream about later stages (absolutely!) but work in the Now. Remember that you work for your future-best Now Self.

And in context of all that…Happy New Moon!

On June 16th, in Gemini at 25′. Also a part of the scene: that Mars/Sun conjunction and the ruler of the New Moon, Mercury, freshly direct at 5′ in its home turf. Wow! Put your Mars to work for your conscious mind – check it’s perimeters and boundaries again. Work smart, not hard. Network. Remember not to stretch yourself too thin; focus on a maximum of two goals at a time. Leave useless baggage and free up your hands…you will need them. 🙂

*- quote attributed to Victor Franko by neuroscientist and mindfulness practitioner,  Dr. Goldstein, at Wisdom Labs. To aid you in better recognizing that space, watch how simple it is.

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– weaver