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How many times can we say in a life, “this is it; this is that moment we have been waiting for?”  It is usually only in retrospect that we recognize that our lives changed irrevocably at some juncture that, at the time, was missed.  Astrology gives us some measure of forewarning, but even so, I suspect it may be a while before any of us are absolutely clear how this moment in time changed everything.  I am convinced, however, that in ten years hence, we will all look back and say that 2012 was monumental; a marker in time that will be forever thought of as before and after.

A Venusian eclipse is among that rarest of planetary alignments.  They happen in pairs that occur eight years apart every 120 years or so.  To give you a sense of the magnitude of which I am speaking, let’s look at the enormous changes that accompanied the last three of these.  One marked the scientific revolution of the mid seventeenth century.  Over 130 years later, the industrial revolution was heralded by such a transit.  In the late 19th century, electricity was suddenly lighting up the world in the exact decade when Venus passed over the face of the Sun.

The June 5th event is the second in the pair that first appeared in the spring of 2004.   If you look back eight years, it would be hard to miss the fact that Facebook launched in exactly the same time frame.  The new order is truly upon us and global connection and a world-wide community is the name of the game.  If peace is to prevail on our planet, it will be generated through this new realm of connectivity created by the internet.  Your own personal lives must be reflecting some version of this integration.

Remember that all of this activity in the sign of Gemini is designed to help us heal duality and if you’ve been reading my articles, you know that this is what Venus has been up to.  She has been visible in the early night sky for months now, providing inspiration through the darkness.  One of the features of her connecting with the Sun is that she now drops below the horizon, out of view for a few weeks.  This is akin to a visit to the underworld.  She will emerge in the morning sky the second week of June in a kind of a rebirth, just five days before the last piece of the worm hole, the New Moon in Gemini.  Could this archetypal journey be any more obvious?  Truly, this is a voyage of the return of the goddess, a coming into wholeness and an integration of head and heart.

This exceptional moment is made even more incredible by the proximity of the lunar eclipse, which occurs on Monday June 4th at 4:11am PDT.  A day and half later begins the approximately seven-hour traversing of the Sun that Venus will enact, starting at around 6:00pm PDT on June 5th.  That makes this coming Sunday through Wednesday VERY fertile ground indeed.

A lunar eclipse is a Full Moon when the relationship between the conscious mind (the Sun) and the unconscious mind (the Moon) is revealing the most that can be seen at any given moment in time.  The Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow across the Moon, breaking the beam and allowing for a reboot to occur.  As such, this eclipse is a perfect moment to honor both phenomena: the blossoming of fullness that the Full Moon represents (gratitude) and the completion of a journey portended by the eclipse (release).

Here’s the assignment for before bedtime on Sunday night, or first thing on the east coast if you are a VERY early riser (and midday for my friends in the UK).  Write a list of all the things in your life that you are grateful for.  Then write a second list of all the qualities, structures, relationships and beliefs that you have or feel ready to permanently let go of.  Put the gratitude list someplace where it will exist undisturbed, like a reassuring thought tucked away in an easily accessible corner of your mind.  Take the releasing list and sometime after the eclipse on Monday, burn it.

With regard to the Venusian event, just make sure that whatever you are doing on Tuesday evening is mindful.  Do not let yourself be distracted by chaotic life issues to the best of your ability.  You do not have to climb the mountaintop and stare at your navel; simple honor whatever you are doing with the intention to be fully in your heart.  And if you don’t really understand exactly how to do that while in the midst of attending to your life, just remember to periodically pause, put a hand on your heart and one on your belly and take a deep breath.  The heart sings in the stillness of the breath.  That is the song to dance your life to.


A word about fees:  My $53 special will end on June 19th.  After that, I will return to my usual fee range of $80-200.  I am accepting payment now for sessions you redeem later in the year, so you can actually take advantage of the special fee for the next few weeks and schedule your session any time before the end of the year.

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Venus Retrograde Cycle Has Begun – The Heart Heals!

I yelled at a client this week.  I mean really yelled.  Here’s the paraphrased version of what I said:  “When are you going to finally stop focusing on the irrelevant aspect of your life that keeps you locked into fear and step into recognizing that your life is abundant, prosperous and perfect?!”  This was at a very loud pitch.  I think I may have even stood up from the couch to drive the point home.

Now, in case you’re thinking, “Gee, I’m never going to book a private session with this guy,” keep in mind a few things.  She was smiling from ear to ear while I did this.  She was “getting it” because it was done in the spirit of Love.  Additionally, the session helped her come to an epiphany and she left expressing her gratitude (thank you, PM).

When she left, I had the opportunity to ask myself the very same question with regard to my own life right now.  I am moved to write this article today because everywhere I turn (including when I turn within) I am seeing how profoundly people are struggling to come home to the heart.  And since this is exactly what is up astrologically over the next few months, I decided to begin writing about this now in order to help you all (and myself) navigate this territory with as much grace and ease as possible.

Mars is moving forward over the degrees he recently retrograded over.  There is finally some movement in areas where there was none.  An integration has completed itself.  But really, it has just been a preparation for what is to come.  Think of what we’ve just come out of as a clearing out of karmic plaque; and truly, didn’t it feel like that?  It was a bit invasive and painful.  Hopefully you allowed the cleansing to go as deeply as you could.

In case you thought the process was over, the best is yet to come.  Venus has already begun her retrograde cycle.  And though she is not moving backward yet, she has started to cover the territory that she will revisit again in the upcoming months.

On the mundane level, Venus rules love and money.  Love is obvious, but the money part sometimes leaves people perplexed.  Think of it this way: The Masculine Principle states that if you have something I want, I can just take it from you and if I’m stronger than you I get to keep it.  The Feminine Principle steps in and says, “Wait a minute, buster.  You want this?  You can have it, but you will have to exchange something for it.”  Hence, we see the birth of money.  Money is a profoundly feminine principle vibration.

From a more elevated perspective, the frequency of Venus represents our capacity to live in our heart center.  When Venus goes on an inward journey, what occurs is an opportunity to experience a deeper integration of dropping from our head to our heart.  As the energy of our world continues to heighten in intensity, the need to be facile with this process has never been more of an imperative.

The placement of this cosmic event is no accident either.  Venus is in the sign of Gemini, the twins.  And while we can be grateful for those two archetypal characters for creating communication, they also hold sway over the realm of duality and separation.  The good news there is that where the wounding is, the healing is.  Where duality and separation has been created is exactly where healing duality and separation will occur.

One of the reasons for my barely containable excitement about this is that there is going to be a rare phenomenon smack dab in the middle of this process.  Venus is going to eclipse the Sun in early June.  An eclipse is when a body passes between the Earth and the Sun, creating a break in the flow of light.  When that happens, there is an opportunity to actually change your consciousness.

Because Venus rules love, we are approaching an extraordinary moment in time where we can deliberately alter the way we experience love and intimacy.  This will generate a profound healing of the ways in which we feel wounded, separate, unworthy and afraid.  What’s more, the bi-yearly Lunar and Solar eclipses are happening around the same time, making the middle of May through early June one of the most potent moments we have seen in this lifetime to heal our hearts and shift our consciousness with regard to Love.

The first event is Venus turning retrograde on May 14th.  Then comes the Solar eclipse on May 20th.  June 4th marks the Lunar eclipse with the Venetian eclipse following close behind two days later.  I am not going to interpret any of these events here.  That would be way too much information to digest all at once.  I will write more about this in the weeks to come so you are fully apprised of what is going on and how to take advantage of each event.

I always like to present an assignment especially designed for the moment at hand.  And as this is a preparatory time, then the assignment is related to being prepared.  If the intention is to deepen your capacity to love, then it would be beneficial to see just where you are in that arena.  And since all love starts (and ends) with self-love, the best way to get the lay of the land with that is mirror work.

Take a quiet moment and look into a mirror.  Place your right hand over your heart.  Look into your own eyes and tell yourself “I love you.”  Do this and see what happens.  If I asked you to do this for a full minute, could you?

The idea isn’t necessarily to do it for a minute, or for any particular amount of time for that matter.  The goal is to be able to do it without the need to break contact, turn away, giggle, or anything that interrupts the connection.  Doing this on a regular basis over time can yield extraordinary results.  My intention for suggesting it here, however, is mostly as a barometer.  Your comfort level with this exercise will inform you just how well or how challenged you are with regard to self-love.

You will want to know this about yourself in order to be open to the process of heart-opening that has in fact already begun.  The three week period I outlined above has the capacity to change everything.  The more you know about where you’re at as we move toward that opportunity, the greater your ability to radically alter the way your life offers you love.  More accurately, it is about how good you are at receiving it.

I continue to offer my discounted rate for sessions; if you desire assistance in your journey right now, drop me a line and we can set up an appointment for the incredibly low fee of only $53, more than 2/3rds off my usual rate.

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