With messenger Mercury now direct, communication and connections may feel like they have some traction. All the reviewing we’ve done in the past three weeks related to how we approach gathering and sharing information may be yielding fruit, and we could find ourselves starting to share more clarified ideas with others. We may also find ourselves with access to facts and figures this week that were previously not accessible.Read More
Since August 12, Mars is now trekking retrograde in earthy Capricorn. Having been jigging backwards in collective-oriented Aquarius since June 26, Mars will do its reverse hike through Capricorn for the remainder of its retrograde cycle (through August 27).
Being online can be really addictive. For a while, I’ve now realized that I spend excessive time on social media and how doing so inspires my distractibility and anxiousness, and reduces my productivity.Read More
This Aquarius Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse, the second of three Eclipses occurring this season (the first was a Cancer Solar Eclipse on July 12 while the third will be a Leo Solar Eclipse on August 11). Each month’s Full Moon may bring a sense of illumination, yet when this lunation is also a Lunar Eclipse, as it is today, this awareness—and what inspired it and manifests from it—may seem more heightened and elevated.Read More
During the current Mars Retrograde, we can get insights into the way in which we move, how we propel ourselves from point A to point B. Yet, these insights, if we’re not careful, may come through accidents or mishaps if the way we move isn’t as efficient, productive or mindful as possible.
As the week begins we may find ourselves in a maelstrom of mixed messages. On one hand, reflective of the Venus/Jupiter Square, we want to make as much space as possible for socializing, beautiful experiences, and pleasure, exuberantly casting wide nets so that we can catch as much of this as we can. Yet, on the other hand, with Mars stationing, about to go retrograde on Tuesday, our pace feels slowed down and obstacles may abound if we're moving at our "usual" speed, as it may feel disparate to the day’s natural flow.Read More
Issues of security are brought to the forefront during the Capricorn Full Moon. It urges us to look at our life through the lens of the questions, “Where do I feel at home?” and “How can I feel more safe and protected regardless of where I am?” In pure Capricorn fashion, these aren’t light-hearted questions, but they are ones whose answers can provide us with the riches of insight to live a more integrated and productive life.Read More
Heads up! The first several days of the week, we may find ourselves to be living in our heads, thanks to the Sun/Mercury conjunction on Tuesday.Read More
On August 2, warrior Mars returns to Sagittarius after spending nine-plus weeks in Scorpio (it was retrograde in this undercover sign from May 27 through June 29, and in direct motion since then). Having just spent so many weeks in the uncover/discover/recover sign of Scorpio, we've moved through the muck, dredging up deep feelings, hidden treasures, and secrets usually shielded from others (and possibly ourselves as well).Read More
"It's a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space. By waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as a fundamental spaciousness." - Pema Chodron, from When Things Fall Apart
Pema Chodron's words remind me of some of the grace and opportunity that exists during the retrograde period of the inner planets, such as in this Mars retrograde period that we are still moving through, which ends on June 29.Read More