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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As Saturn pulls away from such an intense channel of Neptune fogginess, here’s to hoping this becomes less of a problem! I am so happy to report that I am increasingly seeing concrete advances against the various tides that individuals face. This is no easy time for any of us – but we’ll take it versus stasis. Stay focused, press on…in measured, thoughtful mode.

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“Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless.” — Salman Rushdie

 

 

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Pre-Launch Jitters

I wrote the following post a couple of days ago, but its all still quite pertinent. So, I am posting it anyway – updated. (yes, it’s been jittery around here!)

Today Friday the 7th, the Sun squared Pluto. For me, this time around conjures up images of what happens on the tarmac and in the command center during the last few days before a rocket launch. Check this. Check that. All systems blinking on and off. Check it all again. Teams bustling in and out of vehicles, lugging hoses and hovering over valves and gauges, zooming here and there…Some people just standing around with their hands on their hips…The pressure is on, the clock is ticking…

Capricorn, a generally somber, industrious and status-oriented energy has Pluto at center stage, at the apex of both the climbing sea-goat and the Reaper’s agenda. Pluto’s energy appears stationary but it’s drilled down long ago and tapped into a multitude of underground streams. It looks like nothing is moving and yet Pluto has been continually feeding on a slow, rich stream of nutrients in the bowels of Capricorn earth. Pluto transforms this into fuel and the crew is filling the tanks.

Marching on its way into alignment with Pluto is Mars, trying not to appear more psyched than convention will permit (this can be difficult!). We can think of this as our personal energy being drawn relentlessly towards the Work that must get done. This work of keeping the drills in good order, of attempting to rationalise those emotional feeds into data for strategy, to maintain (that’ll have to do for most of us in these times) our rung on the wobbly ladder of life. At what point are you in the Great Transformation of your Capricorn career?

Feeling a bit icky but committed is Venus in Scorpio as she eyes Mars approaching a sextile. After all, sewer systems and shady relationships are fair game as the Sun and Jupiter light up The Scales of Justice, Equality, and Righteousness – and soon inform megaphone announcements and revelations. Have you lived a traditionally acceptable life? Do you have some explaining to do or are you up on your soap box? He or she who digs deepest wins. And that starts with the Self.

You can find the discipline to learn or engage with something new and perhaps intimidating and discover you can do it, easypeasy. Confidence will soar if you give it even half a chance.Capricorns and those with strong Saturn can work wondrous feats. Those of us who grasp that this energy is there to be used in this life sector will, too. As an added bonus, you become even more attractive..!

Also sailing through Capricorn territory is the Moon. The emotional channel of the moon here is driven, blinkered and linked to experiential triggers that warn against recklessness and risk: Gotta stay safe. There is a sense of needing to cling to the devil you know. Is your focus forward or rear view?

As the moon squares Uranus in Aries, you may find yourself in a tug of war between keeping the status quo peace and striking out on your own. Best case scenarios include finding truly clever ways to impress and win over the powers that be; you discover a way to make real that which you want. Otherwise, burn up frustrated energy in whatever (ideally, physical) mode you like best.

If you are feeling small in the great big cog, wait another day and you’ll find your attitude (certainly, your attention) has shifted all by itself.

 

If you could just be a bit more polite, less aggressive; if you could just make up your mind already; if you could just empathise more; if you could just face reality more; you’re such a control freak; you need to grow a spine. Screw you.

This is the reality; deal with it.

Yea, ok, but what, actually, is the reality? Which ‘thing’ should I really invest my time in? Not all nutrient-dense streams are the same, you know. My kool-aid may not be your flavor. This playing field feels riddled with risk.

 

A lot of the people I know are currently bogged down in what feels like ‘bureaucratic sludge’, the weight of The System; a lot of us are fired up on the inside but physically lethargic or unable to find the ‘starting point’ to real-world production. The effects of life over the past few weeks has caused an undertow of sorts for people with pingey cardinal points and those that have to live with them. But this will lift or shift, soon. In the meantime, I see it as a kind two-fold blessing: we are going to need our strength for something progressively important and we get to avoid spewing stuff we later regret.

Over the next week, we have a steadily, exponentially increasing stream of shazam! on tap so, look out, world – and look out, Self!

Pay attention to your physical being and respect it’s limitations to the greatest degree your obligations will allow.

Pay attention to moments that show you how your ideas, abilities and skills will have to morph a bit or where it’s time to stand your ground about what you are worth because of those skills. You will just know.

Pay attention to where and how your relationships grow and shift. Who has your back or the time to listen? Who should you be listening to even if you don’t like what they are saying? Who has earned your patience and/or the right to your attention? You will just know.

For those who don’t like what they see and hear, know that you are not alone. But you are not off the hook! We can use this energy, still, in our own best interests. We can work at the practice of accepting the reality of the moment. We can free up fear-based planning by focusing on the facts presented without reacting to the whingey voice in our head.

We can tell ourselves right now: I am just going to be open to whatever happens. Reality today is not guaranteed to be reality tomorrow – and this is just as logical to see as a positive truth as a negative one.  I am going to do my best work where I am expected to do it. I will watch out for too much pride on my part and not enough respect on the other’s part. I will continually grade my actions by my code of ethics/belief system…

This way leads straight to the shazam! stream. Think: rocket fuel    🙂

Be well and be kind,

– weaver

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