The moon, planet Venus and giants of Easter Island, by Yuri Beletsky Nightscapes
At the personal level, Vesta opposing Pluto brings about situations in which “work” is used to come out on top, or remain on top, of our issues. In its most mundane expression it generates scenarios where work is the bone of contention, one way or another. An awareness of this factor allows us to see the extent to which this aspect of our lives gets used manipulatively, as a control device in our relationships with ourselves, as well as others.
On a global level, this aspect can be dangerous. Watch and see how the next few weeks unravel. The tenterhooks upon which everything appears to be hanging are ready to snap. A waxing square from Astraea to both Pluto and Vesta points in this direction. Astraea is the Fate who makes the final cut when any situation finally reaches an end. How things go will be anyone’s guess.
Those who keep saying we are blessed with multiple forms of divine intervention tell us that everything will turn out just fine, no matter how bad things get. From what we’ve seen so far it looks like they just might be right—the next month and a half will be where it all comes out in the wash. On the heels of the latest eclipse, with the Fall Equinox only a few weeks away, everything that comes to pass between now and Halloween relies heavily on the right use of our free will in the face of changes that could rock everything to the core.”
~Cal Garrison aka Mother of Skye – See more at: http://mountaintimes.info/prepare-rocky-road-til-halloween/#sthash.oTTySoeM.dpuf
OSIRIS-REx on the launch pad, via the mission’s Facebook page. (Seriously? Osiris and it’s SOOO phallic? Ugh.~L)
The first U.S. mission to travel to an asteroid, retrieve samples and return them to Earth is targeted for launch on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 7:05 p.m. EDT (2305 UTC; translate to your time zone).You can watch the launch on NASA TV. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 UTC).~earthsky.com
(This could be significant, but remember we are being really careful to fact check and wait for anything that comes out in the media. Paris attacks blamed on migrants–not so, Orlando nightclub was not what they first said, Olympic scandal–they jumped to conclusions. Viveka, Viveka, Viveka Yoganauts. Love, wisdom and balance are FEELINGS. Let compassion plan the work and work the plan as we move through the LAST iteration of the Saturn~Neptune square until the conjunction in 2026.~L)
The moon 24 hours before and after nightfall September 8, 2016, as viewed from North America. From the world’s Eastern Hemisphere, the moon’s position is somewhat offset toward the previous date.~earthsky.org (This has been GLORIOUS to watch and rough to endure.~L)
Thus the structures (Saturn) we are used to continue to dissolve (Neptune). We must begin to navigate into a new future. One that we choose.
Not one chosen for us.
“Simulated perspective view from the south of the strange, lonely mountain known as Ahuna Mons on Ceres (no vertical exaggeration). Image via Science.
The Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres – largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter – since March 2015. The spacecraft went into an extended mission phase on July 1, 2016. The density of Ceres suggests it is 70% rock and 30% ice in composition, very similar to Eris and Pluto.
There have been suggestions that Ceres did indeed originate in the realm of the outer solar system where Eris and Pluto reside – the Kuiper Belt – then was ejected inwards and was sent into an orbit within the asteroid belt by Jupiter. But Ceres may also have formed closer to its current orbit. In the early solar system, the infant sun was approximately 30% dimmer than now, so that region was much colder then. Jupiter probably prevented Ceres from forming into a fully fledged planet.”~earthsky.org
Jupiter is Leaving Virgo and entering Libra–out of the spin cycle~L
“You don´t get brownie points for forcing yourself into action mode when your Spirit is saying rest.
What would help, on the other hand – is grounding.
Grounding is essentially the process of focusing your scattered energies into the Earth, and equally, being nurtured by the Sacred Roots/Flame of Mama-Gaia. It brings you ´back to this planet´ so you can take action in the here and now, or at the very least … not feel like you´re caving in with all this pressure.
You can use multiple techniques to ground yourself – here´s a list of general practices and tools that may help you (should you need it at this time).
Using certain gemstones like smoky quartz, boji stones, etc. either by holding them, placing them on the root chakra, or sitting with them in a circle. You can also work with calming stones or purifying stones, depending on your particular situation (see list below). The same goes for essential oils.
Avoiding stimulants like tobacco or caffeine for as long you feel the need to as the last thing you might want now is an extra buzz
Consuming foods that make you feel grounded – some prefer leafy greens, squash, nuts, and others prefer meat or chocolate (just listen to what your body is saying)
Detoxing / Releasing: Some of you may be feeling irritable with the sheer influx of energy wanting release, some of which may be older stuff related with early childhood experiences and conditioning. Salt soaks for the feet can help, as rituals of release, or, simply spending time by the ocean, or high up in the mountains (or any place in nature where you feel at peace). You may want to increase your water intake a little here.
Journaling: Some of you may need to express deep truths at this time, and may not want to share it with others. Write it down someplace. The need to be heard is a powerful thing, even if the only person who hears it is you.
Sleep: The brain needs time to integrate and process 🙂 If you’re feeling a little ragged around the edges, a little more sleep might help at this time.
Avoidance / Time-Out: (Yes, you heard me) If there are situations or people who simply trigger you, just walk away. Give yourself room to sort the situation out when you feel you can do so without entering into a victim-abuser dynamic (in particular). Go do something fun instead 🙂
Gemstones (these are generalities, always tune in first (VIVEKA!!!~L) to see if this applies to you):
Blue Lace Agate allows you to release pent up anger through a gentler form of expression.
Smoky quartz and Boji stones provide deep sources of grounding.
Lepidolite may have a calming effect on brain function.
Amethyst can help you find some calm through turbulent waters
Selenite provides purification and cleansing (never put water on it though)
Here are two additional resources that you may find useful:
Grounding with Essential Oils –http://www.healingforgrounding.com/blog/essential-oils – remember to check for allergies
Grounding with Food – http://www.earthenergyhealings.com/blog/11-grounding-foods – remember to check for allergies
Last, but not least …
If the Virgo-mind keeps bothering you with ideas of how you´re lowly, pathetic, unworthy, inadequate, etc.
With all the Love you can muster, and in words that work for you
Tell it to Shut Up.
And that you Love it (You) Anyway.
Blessings, Hugs, Love <3″
May you eat an unfamiliar dessert in a strange land at least once every three years.
May you wake up to salsa music one summer morning, and start dancing while you’re still half-asleep.
May you spray-paint Rilke poems as graffiti on highway overpasses.
May you mix stripes with plaids, floral patterns with checks, and yellowish-green with brownish-purple.
May you learn to identify by name 20 flowers, 15 trees, 10 clouds, and one extrasolar planet.
May you put a bumper sticker on your car or bike that says, “My god can kick your god’s ass!”
If you bury your face in your tear-stained pillow and beg God to please send you your soul mate, may you not slur your words in such a way that they sound like
May you dream of taking a trip to the moon in a gondola powered by firecrackers and wild swans.
May you actually kiss the earth now and then.
May you find many good excuses to say what physicist Niels Bohr once did: “Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.” “
Transforming pain or painful situations, and/or accepting difficult circumstances for what they are
Being able to discriminate between what you can or can not fix
Accepting others for who they are and where they are, without trying to change them”
“Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure. We see ourselves as overdriven, overburdened, overtired. This is a common mental picture and it is totally false. No one of us, however crowded his life, has such an existence. What is the true picture of your life? Imagine that there is an hour glass on your desk. Connecting the bowl at the top with the bowl at the bottom is a tube so thin that only one grain of sand can pass through it at a time. That is the true picture of your life, even on a super busy day, The crowded hours come to you always one moment at a time. That is the only way they can come. The day may bring many tasks, many problems, strains, but invariably they come in single file. You want to gain emotional poise? Remember the grains of sand dropping one by one. ~ James Gordon Gilkey” from www.astrologybylauren.com
(I am certainly feeling a new awareness of personal time versus “calendar” or “linear” time in my life. Most of you know that I have never been good with the latter. Yeah, it’s getting worse! ;)~L)
“Jupiter enters Libra
Just as those things in the Virgo domain were raised up as issues while Jupiter was in Virgo this past year (healthcare, a living wage, workers) now all things Libra are going to be made large over the year ahead: fairness, balance, harmony, equality, justice, marriage, relating to others, laws, lawyers, justices, aesthetics and beauty, art, refinement, design, fashion, decorators, weddings, diplomacy, allies, loving kindness, manners, mediation and striving for peace.
Saturn square Neptune
Some of the issues in our own lives associated with Saturn/Neptune are: self-doubt; fear of our inadequacy; guilt; fear of the unknown; feeling like the structures of our lives are no longer reliable; despair and hopelessness. It will be a while before this square finally separates, so it may not be until October before we can begin to finally feel some relief. At this point, it could feel like we’re being forced to deal with something we’ve been trying to ignore. And the only way to get through this is by facing some of our doubts and fears. Some of the issues in our own lives associated with Saturn/Neptune are: self-doubt; fear of our inadequacy; guilt; fear of the unknown; feeling like the structures of our lives are no longer reliable; despair and hopelessness. The best way to navigate this aspect of doom and gloom, is by walking through it, recognizing where you have been limiting yourself due to your own fears, self-doubts and inhibitions.”~www.astrologybylauren.com
Adonis, a Bosnian pine, more than 1,075 years old and still living in the alpine forests of the Pindos mountains in northern Greece. Image via Oliver Konter, Mainz
Can I allow that I have been deceived, disillusioned, lied to, enslaved and wounded AND NOT LEAVE MY HEART? NOT ESCAPE INTO MY FAVORITE VICE? Can I stare it in the face and let it be without judging or reacting? Can I use what abused me to align myself? Knowing what I don’t want is a powerful COURSE CORRECTION. I see the enormity of what I am really mired in, what I truly am, and stay with it; focused and adjusting with interest and alacrity? OR WILL I MAKE A TOMB OUT OF THIS TUNNEL?
Virgo loves attention to detail and is one of the most careful signs of the zodiac.
Here’s the deal as I see it: I was told that I was supposed to UNDERSTAND reality and make something out of it. I was told that mastery means CONTROLLING MATTER. That is bullshit. I am much better suited to trying to hold together and APPRECIATE the HUGENESS, THE CONTRADICTORY nature of the circumstance I find myself in. I am much better suited to dancing and playing and loving. This world is trying to show me something THROUGH ME. Imana try and understand THAT language and not manipulate, control or seduce anything outside me. I am going to limit my involvement with those who I see manipulating, controlling and seducing things outside themselves. Part of living this intention of mine is accepting the ugliness and blessing it, THEN RELEASING IT. I KNOW I need not hold what is NOT FOR ME and that’s all the judgement, all the viveka I can ever declare. It’s not personal, it’s not wrong or bad, it’s just not for me. And then I get to pivot and move on to what is FOR ME.~L
They say that those who are born under the Libra sign care about fairness, harmony, and peace.
“This week we welcome a Lunar Eclipse in Pisces, following a Solar Eclipse earlier this month. It gives us all the chance to feel a sense of completion, particularly on projects that access our creative, imaginative centres. Saturn reinforces the Piscean theme of the week, as it squares Neptune for the final time before they become conjunct in 2026. With Jupiter newly in Libra, this could be the time to get out the paintbrush and express your artistic side.” ~Oscar Cainer of www.cainer.com
Waterbearer. Her Aquarian interpretation. Delightful angelmonkey. WOuld be more realistic if he were flinging poo, but I like the fantasy. ~L
Awright Yoganauts! Speaking to you from inside the spin cycle, all of us pressed to the wall like the Tilt-a Whirl at some circus in Kansas, I find it’s hard to think and I bet it’s hard to hear even IF you want to, so I’m going to close with a quote and then get back to you closer to the eclipse on Friday 16 September 2016. Keep in mind the Equinox, the end of Mercury retrograde and Jupiter in Libra on the 22nd of September will level out some of this energy. Non-denominational blessings to you as you fill up and let go.
Ok, maybe 2 quotes.
last one, I swear.
And you, Yoganaut, are nature. Both/and, not either/or.
Mind your heart,