Art by Leon Jean Joseph Dubois
I don’t know about you guys but that Solar Eclipse paired with the Solstice on Saturday felt like a big energetic reset. I feel refreshed and renewed in a way I wasn’t expecting. Now that we are moving towards the waxing cycle, I am feeling more momentum unfolding within me. I had a special day on the Solstice partaking in our Embodying the Tree of Life webinar we are hosting. Doing the Middle Pillar meditation with Tonelise and our group felt like I cleansed out a lot of stagnant energy. My crown, heart, and solar chakras were activated and I felt a lot of release within myself that was much needed.
This week astrologically we are experiencing some big shifts. Neptune stations retrograde on Monday giving us an opportunity to reconnect to our spirituality and dive deeper into the hidden and unknown realms. During this time we may also feel confused about the direction of our lives. We may be reevauluting where we find meaning and how we can connect more to the ethereal realms. Dreams will be enhanced during this time.
Come Wednesday, Venus stations direct in Gemini, leaving the retrograde party, and will help us move forward in our communication within our relationships. Any work we have had to do in how we see or view ourselves within the collective will begin to be taking more of a clear direction. We have been learning to be more open to learning how to see things from another's perspective instead of needing to assert ourselves all over the dynamic….that is if we have been truly listening and taking the guidance being given during this time.
With our Moon in Virgo at the end of the week we will feel motivated to get things in order and work on anything we may have been putting off. This is a good time to strategize a plan and chip away at priorities.
Mars enters its sign of ruler ship on Saturday, Aries, which is a huge transit we will be under for the remainder of the year. Due to the orbital pattern of Mars right now, and it stationing retrograde in September, Mars will be in Aries from Saturday June 27th until January 7th of 2021!!!! This is such a long time for Mars to stay in one sign. What resonates on a cosmic scale for this is that we are in a year 4 which is the year of The Emperor card in the Tarot. The Emperor card is ruled by Aries and possesses so much of the themes we have been experiencing this year in terms of the complete domination of a patriarchal and hierarchical energy that our president possesses. While The Emperor on an esoteric level has many meanings for us personally, The Emperor energy still represents the Father or divine masculine in its truest expression. We all have an inner Emperor, and we all can have a healthy relationship to this energy. But within the societal structure that is patriarchal, we have been imbalanced on this polarity for a long time. And right now there is a need to balance the scales and work more of the opposite energy into the equation. That equates to a dethroning of the Emperor, which we are seeing right now as large massive groups of people tear down symbols and statues of previous leaders who have dominated or oppressed people with their own authoritative paternal energy.
With Mars in Aries for the last half of the year, we will see the energy of the Emperor within the collective fighting more aggressively to hold onto his throne. These old structures that we are trying to change or do away with will begin to fight back harder to secure or hold onto their place within society. We are about to experience more tension, more strife, more fighting in the months ahead. I am not saying this to depress or scare anyone, but to bring light to the frequencies of energy here that are at play. New systems will take form, but not without some sort of fight. The Emperor wants to rule his/her own personal sphere. We each on a personal level may feel like we have to fight to maintain some sort of position within our own lives.
A good way to work with Mars in Aries is through physical activity. If we leave Mars in Aries untapped within the self it will manifest into irritability, frustration, and repressed sexuality. We need to unleash our inner BDE ( Big Dick Energy) within the self and tune into the divine fire that lies within the self.
Tarot Cards for the week:
The Emperor, The Lovers, The Moon, Justice, The Chariot, The Hanged One, The Lovers, 7 of pentacles, 8 of pentacles, 9 of pentacles, Page of Pentacles, 5 of Wands, 6 of Wands, Knight of Wands, Queen of Wands, King of Wands, 7 of Cups, 8 of Cups, 9 of Cups, Queen of Cups, King of Cups, 5 of Swords.
All times are Pacific
Moon in Cancer
Moon conjunct Mercury RX 1:01 am
Moon trine Neptune in Pisces 1:22 pm
Moon opposition Pluto RX in Capricorn 7:19 pm
Moon opposition Jupiter RX in Capricorn 8:29 pm
Neptune stations retrograde 9:31 pm
We feel the influence of the Cancer Moon today which may have us feeling a need for self care and space away from the outside world. We benefit from taking initiative to rejuvenate/recharge in whatever way feels best for us.
Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces and will be until November 29th. This allows for us to reflect on deeper parts of ourselves over the next few months that we may have neglected in the beginning of the year. We may feel that some of the confusion we have had about our life path or direction begins to sort itself out. While we may still feel some of that confusion, during this time we are able to actively reflect on it and figure out what needs to be sorted out at a deeper level.
Moon in Cancer
Moon void of course trine Mars in Pisces 12:20
Moon enters Leo 5:33 am
Moon opposition Saturn Rx in Aquarius 6:31 am
Moon sextile Venus Rx in Gemini 3:05 pm
Moon trine Chiron in Aries 10:02 pm
Moon square Uranus retrograde in Taurus 10:34 pm
With our Moon in Leo and in the waxing cycle over the next couple days, our need for connection and self expression is enhanced. We could feel extra sensitive to the opinions of others and we may seek external validation. We do well to find ways to focus on self love and filling our own cup instead of expecting others to flatter us. This is a good time to get dressed up and focused on pampering yourself.
Moon in Leo
Moon Inconjunct Neptune in Pisces RX 6:25 pm
Venus stations direct 11:48 pm
We may feel a bit ungrounded in the early evening hours when it comes to our perceptions of reality. It is a good time to channel our energy into creative projects. Listen to music that inspires you.
Venus finally stations direct and helps us move forward within our perceptions of relationships. We were in a long reflection period with how we view others and our communication dynamics. Now that we have done the work, it is time to put the work into motion.
Moon in Leo inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn 12:05 am
Moon inconjunct Jupiter Rx in Capricorn 12:53 am
Moon inconjunct Mars in Pisces 7:29 am
Moon enters Virgo 10:05 am
Moon inconjunct Saturn Rx in Aquarius 10:47 am
Moon sextile Sun in Cancer 6:33 pm
Moon square Venus in Gemini 7:17 pm
With the Moon in Virgo over the next couple days, we feel a boost of energy towards organizing our world and taking action around the work that needs doing. We may feel motivated to construct a new plan around an idea and begin chipping away at the steps needed to execute that plan.
We may feel some tension in the evening hours with how we feel and how we want to connect to others. This is a good time to evaluare where we feel inadequate or what pressure we put on others to fulfill our emotional needs.
Moon in Virgo
Moon inconjunct Chiron in Aries 2:07 am
Moon trine Uranus in Taurus 2:44 am
Moon sextile Mercury Rx in Cancer 7:18 am
Moon opposition Neptune Rx in Pisces 9:56 pm
This is a great day for productivity, even if we feel ungrounded and like it may feel hard to stay focused. We benefit from doing what we can and allowing ourselves to go with the flow. Don’t try to control anything too much. Find a healthy balance between being productive as well as giving yourself adequate down time between tasks.
Moon in Virgo
Moon trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn 3:24 am
Moon trine Jupiter Rx in Capricorn 3:51 am
Moon void of course opposition Mars in Pisces 1:02 pm
Moon enters Libra 1:16 pm
Moon trine Saturn Rx in Aquarius 1:44 pm
Mars enters Aries 6:45 pm
Moon trine Venus in Gemini 10:34 pm
As mentioned in the beginning of this whole article, Mars will be in Aries until January 7th of 2021!!! With the energy of Mars in Aries, where it is dignified, I predict the last half of the year going by fast, as well as a lot of action and intensity within our structures. Mars/ Ares is the god of war, and I wouldn't be surprised if we saw more social uprising in the months ahead, or more conflict between countries during this time as well. Change will happen fast, revolution is on the menu. The powers that be will fight tirelessly and brutally to keep their positions of power. The people within the world will have to rise up and demand justice and change more and more. This will be a very intense time over the last half of the year, especially when Mars meets up with Chiron. We will feel triggered in who we are, we will be tested, we will have to prove ourselves. We are creating a new identity within the collective, while the old tries to hold onto its remaining legacy, it will be a painful process as we advocate and try to climb into a new world.
First Quarter Moon in Libra 1:16 am
Mars in Aries sextile Saturn Rx 3:59 am
Moon opposition Chiron in Aries 5:05 am
Moon inconjunct Uranus in Taurus 5:47 am
Moon square Mercury Rx in Cancer 8:14 am
First Quarter Moons represent setting intentions. With the First Quarter Moon in Libra, the Libra theme when it comes to how we RELATE and advocate for EQUALITY, JUSTICE, and FAIRNESS is emphasized! This is a good time to set intentions for justice and equality in our world.
Mars making a harmonious sextile to Saturn enables us to feel inspired and motivated to take action within our communities and help to influence that change. Maybe we begin volunteering, or we join an activist/ political organization in the days ahead.