(photo copyright E A Kaufman 2010)
Took a lovely stroll beneath the moon at about 11:00 PM. I walked by my hedge and reached my hand out calling to the spirits there and well, they answered! As soon as my hand entered the area around the hedge I could feel them,a heaviness, heat, tingling. When I pulled my hand away, it stopped - I could actually feel the boundary. It gave me a little something because I feel clear and light. How wonderful it is when this happens. I've had a few little episodes of... I guess validation, this week. Answers to questions, signs, energy being stirred up in a positive way. It must be this moon energy; the full moon along with a grand seven planet cardinal cross, a lunar eclipse coming on the 26th and a solar eclipse on July 11th! Whew - major stirring of the cauldron!
In Beth Owl's Daughter's newsletter, Wings, she passes along this info:
Astrologer Rhea Wolf writes, "The Summer Solstice chart, which sets the tone of things for the next three months, holds a Grand Cardinal Cross – a major gateway energy in astrology. Yes, it’s big. Yes, it’s intense. Yes, it’s time to change. Those who argue for continuing on our current path of overconsumption and violence are delusional and out of synch."
Now that the Solstice has passed, there is no going back, and it is important that we all hold on tight and access our most heroic, Divine selves.
First, we will be dealing with the powerful Full Moon this Saturday, June 26. Renowned astrologer, Dan Furst explains this is, "an alignment of terrific power, and harbinger of what is to come within 3 weeks, on July 14. At this Full Moon and partial lunar eclipse, Pluto in Capricorn conjoins the Moon, both opposite Sun and Mercury in Cancer, while Uranus and Jupiter are conjunct in Aries, both opposing Saturn in late Virgo.
"Thus a seven-planet grand cross forms. At the same time, Neptune and Chiron are conjunct, and Mars in Virgo is trine the Dragon’s Head in Capricorn. Venus in Leo is quintile the two Aries planets in the grand cross, so that all the planets and the Moon’s Nodes are linked in one tremendous configuration."
Folks, this is rare, and deeply challenging stuff. I am certainly not joining what Dan calls the doom pimps of astrology (and this event has sure brought some of them out of the woodwork!).
But such a dramatic and rare alignment challenges us to ask ourselves - who are we and what role have we agreed to, in the sacred work of awakening the world?
"This is not a time to be afraid – doors are opening now and it’s time to walk through them. Our world is in a state of terrible dysfunction and a rebalancing is necessary. Any fears and areas of discomfort that arise now are emerging so that they can be seen for the shadows that they are rather than the experiences of reality that we believe them to be."
Dan Furst heartily agrees, emphasizing, "Those who will have the hardest time with what is about to arrive will be those who fiercely resist change, most of all in their own beliefs and behaviors; who are endlessly engaged in attacking the ones whom they see as having caused the problems; and who refuse either to accept any responsibility for what has gone wrong, or [refuse] to propose any positive steps toward solutions, least of all those that might benefit people whom they perceive as their enemies."
Fear not, but do keep your seat belt buckled. This Summer is going to be a major turning point and it's all hands on deck. Cultivate compassion, take exquisite care of yourself and each other, keep the faith, and live into the changes you want to see in the world.
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Everything is shifting, moving, taking us along for the ride. I am hearing many stories from women I have read cards for and others whom I discuss metaphysics with. Me? I'm going with the flow, not letting myself get worked up - change has always been an issue for me, but now... well, I seem to be adjusting just fine. An old friend that I've reconnected with recently said it was good to read a positive take on the summer's energetic shifts when I shared Beth's newsletter on my yahoo group. She's right, that is the way to approach this, seeing the good and being excited about the possibilities that await us. So, with this in mind I have drawn a tarot card.
King of Wands - well! Wands are all about fire, growth, creativity, inspiration. Fire also has it's negative associations, but we're looking at the positive here so I think the keyword is growth. The King of Wands represents confidence, ambition and leadership qualities, knowing. Possibilities are before us without much in the way of obstacles - we're ready to leap. Tempered by moderation, whatever our passion is, it is there waiting. Along with the astrological energies surrounding us, I would say we are all ready to fly. But it is up to us. We can remain where we are or we can take the chance. What are you waiting for? Where is your creative passion trying to take you? Indeed the doors are opening. Now is the right time. Yes, step carefully, but follow the path.
So, fasten your seat belts, it's going to be the mother of all rides!