Dismantling Identity, Your weekly forecast 6/8-6/14
Art of Kali by Raji Ravi Varma
Dismantling illusions within identity structures is the theme for the week. And for me on a personal level, I feel DISMANTLED!! This last week I took a vow of silence and only posted content from BIPOC. I also spent my energy and time educating myself on how I can be a better ally, donating money to organizations, and trying to face the ignorant and uneducated parts of myself in an honest way. It has been an emotional process, but an empowering one. I have realized how much more work there is that I need to do to show up for BIPOC and how I have failed to really stand up for others. The work is never ending, I have been through many phases of dismantling white narratives within myself, and I am eternally grateful for this shift we are going through together. I am sorry for where I have failed, where I have held onto ignorance, and where I have been wrong. I am open to learning, growing, and evolving during this time. I am listening, I am trying, I am doing.
Kali from The Moon Oracle
At The Mystic Parlor we have had an altar going to help protect everyone from law enforcement. We did a ritual on instagram where we set intentions to change the consciousness of the systems in power. We put some goddess cards on the altar from the Moon Oracle deck we have in stock, and Kali made her presence known by sliding out away from the wall. I chose to share this image of Kali for the blog this week as her energy is so symbolic of what we are all experiencing in the collective. Kali is the hindu goddess of the underworld. She is the divine feminine primordial Mother and holds us all in her womb. She represents the Shakti power of Shiva.
Astrologically, this week we are being asked to open our hearts, our minds, and find ways to be of service. We are also extremely susceptible to absorbing the energy of others and need to exercise healthy levels of discernment and boundaries. We could be easily led on by people with ill will if we are not careful. This is a week where it may be hard to see things as they really are. If we are feeling emotionally drained by the end of the week, it is imperative that we take time to recharge and self care without shame or guilt. Recharging is just as important as taking action. We are of no use to others if we are battered, tired and drained. Try to give yourself an opportunity to give yourself some spiritual self care by Thursday when Venus retrograde in Gemini makes a sextile to Chiron in Aries and our Sun makes a square to Neptune in Pisces. We are healing relationships to others, the collective, and our identity within the narrative of the collective.
Our last quarter Moon in Pisces on Friday will ask us to face illusions head on and release any barriers preventing us from diving deep into the subconscious realms. We may have some powerful dreams by the end of the week, dreams that are helping us to work through the deeper parts of our psyche.
Saturday Mars and Neptune make a conjunction in Pisces. This energy is powerful for creativity but could also have us unable to see things as they really are. It is important we protect our energy at this time and use healthy levels of discernment, especially to anything we read in the media right now. Don’t trust everything you hear/read!
Sunday our Sun in Gemini makes an inconjunct to Pluto in Capricorn which could have us feeling ungrounded and craving a need for personal control within our lives and in the world. We need to acknowledge what parts of our ego need to be surrendered, and where we benefit from letting go of the old way, so that a new world within the self can be reborn.
Tarot Cards for the week:
Death, Justice,The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The World, The Fool, 8 of Cups, Queen of Cups, King of Cups, 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 7 of Swords, 8 of Swords, 9 of Swords, 10 of Swords, Page of Swords, Knight of Swords, 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, Knight of Wands.
Moon in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces 1:25 am
Moon conjunct Pluto rx in Capricorn 8:01 am
Moon void of course conjunct Jupiter rx in Capricorn 11:06 am
Moon enters Aquarius 5:54 pm
Moon conjunct Saturn rx in Aquarius 8:17 pm
We start the day out with our Moon in Capricorn making a conjunction to Pluto. This energy could have us feeling a need to feel empowered within our ability to transform our world on an internal level. We may feel a deep need for control within our transformation process. Be open to the spiritual rebirth that is trying to take place within your sense of self today. When the Moon moves into Aquarius in the evening hours, we may begin to feel more empowered to make shifts and necessary changes with how we push for new structures within our lives. We are letting go and surrendering the old ways, so that a new road can be formed.
Moon in Aquarius
Moon square Uranus in Taurus 10:30 am
Moon sextile Chiron in Aries 10:31 am
Moon trine Venus rx in Gemini 12:15 pm
Moon inconjunct Mercury in Cancer 4:33 pm
With the Moon in Aquarius today making a square to Uranus in the morning hours, we could feel erratic, restless, and like we are needing to experience something new. We may have our day get thrown off from the start, so it is best to not get too invested in your plans. We may have a hard time articulating how we feel in the late afternoon, there could be conflict between the mind and the heart. It is positive for us to find a way to work any frustrations through physical activity. We may need to go for a walk, or do something that breaks up any frustrated energy we are feeling.