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Jupiter Goes Direct – No Retrograde Planets For Three Weeks!

Hello to everyone and no, I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet! I have moved into a bit of a retreat mode while I am working on my next book and much of my energy has been focused on that endeavor.

As you may have noticed, I prefer to generate Astro-alerts only when there is something fairly big going on. We are entering a period that merits a close look, so I thought I’d send out a short overview of the current landscape in advance of the New Moon in Aquarius on February 9th.

Take a look at where you were at in mid-June of this past year. That is when Jupiter, the frequency of expansion consciousness, moved into Gemini. This began a deep and profound process of reevaluating how we experience abundance in our lives. Please remember that abundance is about Love in all its forms and not just money. Jupiter in Gemini is the driving force that has been helping us heal duality and separation, ending forever the notion that there is anything outside of yourself that will fix you. If there is something you desire, you must first create it within your Self. If you can truly hold it in your own consciousness, then it is yours for the having in the world of form.

During the overwhelming eclipse season this past November and December; a lot was going on in the depths of our psyche, both personal and collective. Just before that process began, Jupiter went retrograde; essentially causing us to go inward, integrating the new belief system we have been so diligently focused on developing. Yesterday, Jupiter went direct, delivering us to the next chapter of our journey. This will be heralded by a profound outward shift into the world with our newly minted consciousness intact, whether we are ready or not. It’s a little like being thrown out of the nest and not knowing if you are quite ready to fly.

Over the next few days, Jupiter will retrace over the point of the eclipse on November 28th of last year, effectively triggering (or really re-triggering) the issues that were brought up then. If you have been doing your inner work with diligence, you will indeed be flying where perhaps earlier in your development you were trudging. There are absolutely no planets in a retrograde position for the next three weeks. That makes this an incredible opportunity for making plans for the future. Take advantage of this and put your vision into high gear. The New Moon on the 9th will be a big part of this process and I will make sure to give you some guidance about how to best take advantage of that energy when we get closer to it.

In the meantime: Make the plan, pick up the phone, write the proposal, have the conversation, mend the relationship even if it means leaving it, quit the job, start the job, submit the application. Whatever is next for you, and only you can know what that is, now is the time to step into risk and take action. A rare moment of no backward pulling retrogrades is one of the best periods to move outward into the world with nothing to hold you back. Mama has thrown you out of the nest and she would never do that unless you were truly ready to soar. Check out your new wings, you may be delighted at how high you can fly.

And if you’re looking for something this year to truly boost your spiritual journey, consider trekking to Montana this June. Come spend a week with me and medicine woman Karen Chrappa for Awakening The Teacher Within retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Click here for more information.

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New Moon In Aries: Time To Plant The Seeds Of Change!

It’s New Moon time, which means it is a moment for planting.  And boy-oh-boy is this a fertile time to sew some seeds.  Of course, one of the great challenges of fertile times is the stench of manure.  So if you’re wondering what all that chaos and mess of these past weeks has been, that’s it.  Yep.  It’s fertilizer.  And if you put it to good use, it will help you yield awesome results with respect to whatever it is you desire to create in your life.

This New Moon is in the sign of Aries, where all the big news is lately.  If you’ve been reading my posts, then you know that the Pisces/Aries connection is a very potent place.  It is the doorway between the deep unconscious field of pure potential (Pisces) and the I-Am-Here-Don’t-Get-In-My-Way energy (Aries).  It is the place where all ideas are gestated (Pisces) and then born (Aries).

One can easily get a picture of this when you consider that when the Sun crosses this threshold, we call it the first day of spring.  The season of hibernation is over and we move into the chapter of movement and growth.  Yesterday was the Equinox, marking the first day of spring, a turning point when the impulse to expand is no longer being denied and hidden, but can burst forth into bloom.  This year, the Moon is right behind the Sun, getting ready to cross the very same threshold.  This is an energy that can create powerful momentum for change if it is properly harnessed.

Mercury’s current retrograde cycle also plays an enormous role in the energy of this week.  First and foremost, his inward journey goes back and forth over this sensitive Pisces/Aries spot in the cosmos (for more on this, see my recent article below).  The integration that is taking place this month is all about how we can reinvent ourselves and allow for a rebirth of sorts.

Additionally, today is what is known as the “storm cycle” of this process:  The moment when Mercury and the Sun meet up.  This occurs each time Mercury goes retrograde and it actually sheds specific light on the value that the cycle has for you.  Take a look at what issues are coming up for you today and you will know exactly what your higher Self (notice the capital S) wants you to notice, shift and integrate.

What an opportunity:  To have clear and specific information about where your growth lies just before the New Moon offers you the very energy needed to manifest the new direction you are creating.  If that wasn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for personal expansion, Uranus is in the mix as well.  He is hanging out right at the beginning of Aries right now, exactly where the Sun, Moon and Mercury are gathering.  Uranus is the frequency of enlightenment; the flash of lightning in the middle of the dark night where you can suddenly see EVERYTHING in the landscape.  And though you may be plunged back into darkness when the flash subsides, you now know the lay of the land and can proceed with confidence.  Such is the nature of the opportunity that is upon us with this lunation.

When the gravitational pull from both the Moon and the Sun is focused from the same place, the result is that the water in the Earth is pulled downward, toward the ground.  Because of this, farmers have always done their planting during the New Moon.  It is the same with the seeds of the mind; the ideas we wish to manifest into form must be planted now in order to bear the fruits of harvest in the months to come.

What is known as the Dark of the Moon begins at about 3:00am PDT overnight tonight.  This is the moment when the Moon has entered the sign where the lunation takes place (in this case, Aries), but before it actually joins up with the Sun.  That happens just after 7:30am tomorrow morning.  This four-hour period is the absolute best moment to plant the seeds of what you desire.  So tonight before you got to bed, take a moment to write out some intentions and place them under your pillow.  For you early risers, east coast or UK dwellers, you have a later opportunity to take advantage of this sweet spot.

If you can’t manage this tonight or you read this too late, not to worry.  The power of the New Moon will be reverberating with us for a full three days and any time between tonight and Saturday is a powerful opportunity to guide and direct where your life is heading with conscious intention.  Make it count!

If you know where the early degrees of Aries falls in your natal chart, that is the area of your consciousness where the most opportunity for shift is going to occur.  If you don’t this, this might be a great time to set up a reading with me.  If you respond to this article in the next few weeks, you can take advantage of my special 2012 rate of $53 for an hour-long session.  Just drop me a line for more information.

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