Releasing The Past ~ Planetary Energies For Monday, August 12, 2019.

In looking at the planetary energies of this week and what it might mean for the collective, I looked at the sky for the moment this morning and saw that the Moon had recently passed over Saturn and was now conjunct the South Node. This stood out to me for a couple of reasons. It feels like a call to revisit a past issue so that we can finally release it. Combined with Uranus going retrograde yesterday it feels like we’re being asked to revisit something from the past that might be keeping us stuck. Uranus Rx in Taurus is asking us to re-asses our values. It could have something to do with money, possessions, self-worth. What do we truly value and what old belief or repressed emotion is keeping us stuck?
The Moon sitting with the South Node in Capricorn today stood out as a gentle reminder to ask ourselves where we’ve become stuck in the past. What feelings have we repressed that keeps us from moving forward to what we value?

Wisdom of the Oracle,” by Colette Baron-Reid


The cards “Flexible” and “Breathe” remind us that when we become too rigid, we lose potential to grow. We can get fixated in “us against them” thinking. Can we find a way that is mutually beneficial? “Breath” reminds us to slow down and review. Take time to think things over, meditate on where or what you need to let go of. Rethink and release. Breathe in (review) the information we need to (release) breathe out. Then we can move on to the energy of the Full Moon in Aquarius coming up on Thursday, August 15th.
Full Moons are illuminating and bring clarity. The work we do today in releasing past rigid thinking or beliefs will help pave the way for what the Full Moon reveals on Thursday.

Lunar Eclipse In Cancer and How It’s Bringing Me Back To Life.

Taken at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky ~ October, 2016.

As a means of survival and protection, we have made choices based on what would keep us safe and secure. And part of us wants to stay there, but another part of us is pulling us into the new.

~ Mystic Mamma @mysticmamma.com

The Lunar Eclipse on July 16, 2019 is the first eclipse that I’m consciously aware of seeing just how directly the celestial energies can influence my life.

Eclipses open a portal. It can feel like a glimpse into what the future might hold if we continue to do nothing. It can also show us what is possible should we choose to walk through that door and break negative patterns that hold us back.

With the South Node, Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, this eclipse might be about letting go of something that feels secure or familiar, a job or anything that hasn’t been serving you. It might be something that feels financially secure but emotionally draining. It could feel like boundaries need to be set and old structures that haven’t served us need eliminating.

For some time now, this energy has been urging me to change something in my career sector and my ideas about security. Literally, I’ve been receiving messages like, “this job is killing you,” and “you’re dying on the vine.”

Full Moons can feel like a tug of war, going back and forth between the two polarities. It’s not surprising that with the nodes in Cancer and Capricorn that I have felt this indecision between financial security vs emotional security.

So much in my chart has pointed toward making this move. Even my Solar Return for this year indicated cutting back and tightening up the finances. When I first saw this for my upcoming year I couldn’t imagine how that would play out because at the time, there was no way I would have voluntarily left my job. And here I am. I’ve just a few days left, having given my two week notice the day before the lunar eclipse on July 16th.

In particular, this Lunar Eclipse along the Capricorn/Cancer axis has been the catalyst I needed to push forward toward something more emotionally satisfying. Something that brings me back to life. The Sun in Cancer has helped shine a light in the direction I need to take to find new life and nourishment that has been lacking for so long.

I’m learning to pay attention to what the planetary energies bring into my life and the direction I’m being urged to take. I’m leaning in to change rather than fighting against it.

At times it feels scary. The familiar seems more comfortable and safe but I’m realizing that we’re always being led toward paths that promote our soul growth. I’m learning to trust God and believe that the Universe really does have my back. This time I voluntarily choose to be in alignment. It feels liberating and right.

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