Friday, July 30, 2010

A week of madness, mayhem and magic

So, the week began with the Saturn-Uranus conjunction -- and for me, it began with a middle-of-the-night trip over our black dog, resulting in a full-body launch through the air, landing smack dab on my nose.

Not broken, thankfully, but very painful and now very bruised. And I was so lucky to land on carpet, missing the bookshelf on my right and the bureau on my left. Magic amidst the mayhem.

I'm figuring that the floor represented immovable Saturn, and I represented Uranus in motion, and the two opposing forces collided. Our black dog was completely invisible in the darkness of the night, and unexpected as well, since she never lies in that location. Taking this all symbolically, I can interpret this as showing me how the unseen, instinctual sides of my nature can "trip me up," so to speak.

Now, as the week ends, we have intense energies with Mars and the Moon interacting with both Saturn and Uranus. In the wee hours of this morning, I was awakened again by Nature -- but this time, by the hooting of an Owl in our yard.

Owl has the ability to see in the dark, and so represents the ability to observe what we usually might not see -- for instance, a dog lying in the middle of the floor, or a habit pattern that has been getting in our way. I am interpreting this as showing me the other end of the spectrum from my experience at the beginning of the week, and representing how profound the changes are that we are being asked to make at this time of intensity.

And, Owl has always represented Magic to me -- so I also thank Owl for reminding me that there is much in current energies that can lead us forward magically, if we allow it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

At the amusement (?) park

This week is feeling like a rollercoaster, with the wide variety of emotions coming to the surface. One moment we may be at the heights, and the next, in the depths. Or perhaps our ride of choice is a ferris wheel or merry-go-round, where we keep recycling issues we thought we had completed.

Energetically, it's all more than a bit confusing. Saturn opposing Uranus brings out the conflict between the need for change and movement vs. the desire for stability and the familiar. We throw Mars into the equation this week, and the inner (and outer?) conflicts may seem to escalate.

We will be most successful in navigating these energies if we can let go of the need to act on or resolve the emotions right away. We do need to acknowledge them, not stuff them -- but after that, it is best to step back and allow the feelings to roll on through. Chances are, in the next few hours we'll be back in the higher realms, and we will have learned something about the skills needed to survive this pressure cooker time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nervous energy

There's an intensified energy afloat today. We are starting to feel Sunday's Aquarius Full Moon, and are of course working with the energies of Monday's Uranus-Saturn opposition.

Aquarius is a mental sign, and the Full Moon is typically emotional -- so our thoughts and feelings are strongly linked now, each influencing the other.

And, although this is the fifth (and final) Uranus-Saturn opposition, it is the first with the two planets in their "new" signs -- Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Libra. This means that the feeling and the effect will be a bit different than we experienced during the previous oppositions. Before, the water and earth elements were represented (Uranus in Pisces, Saturn in Virgo), which helped provide some grounding, even in the midst of the changes. Now fire and air are represented, two elements that are much less quantifiable and controllable.

This a bit of a "caffeine high" feeling to it all. Whatever we can do to stay grounded and calm will be very helpful over the next few days, and through the first two weeks of August as well. Remember to breathe through the nervousness, and take every opportunity to connect with Nature in some mutually beneficial way. Meditate, listen to soothing music, exercise in whatever form most connects you to your physicality... In other words, take really good care of yourself! And remember to stay In Touch with your higher nature as much as possible.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Proud (and tired) grandma

If you ever want to feel your heart open wide, just be present at the birth of a brand new soul onto the earth plane...

Presenting my new grandson Gavin, born July 16:

What's not to love, eh?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sitting in a tide pool

As we move forward in this week following Sunday's Solar Eclipse, we might expect to feel energized -- after all, this was an eclipse, which is supposed to feel like an amplified New Moon, with all the accompanying energy for new beginnings...

But the effect of this Cancer Solar Eclipse has been, perhaps not so surprisingly, to increase our sense of vulnerability. It has opened the space for emotions to pour forth, sometimes unrelated to anything in particular, but equally as often connected to conscious yearnings of the heart. We feel for our Mother Earth and the plants and animals affected by the oil in the Gulf. We long for the innocence of childhood, the deep knowing that all is well because we are tucked into our beds and Mom has kissed us goodnight. We feel the combination of gratitude and sadness for what once was, and pray for the guidance to lead us forward with compassion and grace.

It may also feel like we are in a bit of a holding pattern because there are very few major aspects this week. Even the three I listed on this week's Journal -- Pluto trine Venus today (Tuesday), Saturn semisquare Mercury on Saturday, and Uranus sesquisquare Mercury on Sunday -- are not typically the kinds of planetary interactions that are felt very strongly.

So perhaps this is a week when we are meant to be inside our caves as much as possible, leaving the external activities for another day. After all, we have much to process on emotional levels, and understandings to gain that connect the past with the present. What comes into our awareness with this processing is meant to open our hearts further, as we learn to nurture ourselves and also have compassion for those with whom we are sharing our journey.

Next week will probably feel very different, especially around July 21 and 22, when the Sun enters Leo, and Saturn enters Libra to set up the final Saturn-Uranus opposition on the 26th. There's a lot going on astrologically then and through the first two weeks of August -- so we may want to take advantage of any cave time we can find for now.

Friday, July 9, 2010

It all depends...

I've become fascinated by crop circles in the past week. Today, a new one in the United Kingdom, at Clay Hill near Warminster, Wiltshire:

There isn't any interpretation yet posted on the Crop Circle website (, but just looking at this one makes me think the message is "It all depends on how you look at it."

Seems a very appropriate reminder for us now, as we deal with so many physical manifestations that from certain viewpoints look horrific, but perhaps from a higher perspective have a purpose we may not yet see.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lunation misspeak

Hi everyone,

It's been brought to my attention that I mistakenly wrote in my NorthPoint Journal this week that the Solar Eclipse next Sunday, July 11, is a Full Moon -- when obviously, it's a NEW Moon. My apologies for any confusion that was caused!

Hope you're all enjoying this first week of July...