Forecast for Monday, June 29th
Libra/Scorpio Gibbous Moon


Fear is an interesting experience, isn’t it?

Fear can paralyze you, stunt you, and spoil everything… or it can motivate you, drive you forward, and empower you in ways you’d never imagined it could—or, perhaps more significantly, never imagined it would.

Fear is used like sex—as in fear appeal—through fear-based agendas and advertising tactics, scaring you into buying something you “need” to protect yourself from fictional and factual fears alike… Fear sells.

Fear is now *virtually* everywhere, even where we know not where to look for it or how to directly identify it or face it…

Since roughly the turn of the century, fear tactics have been used specifically as political agendas, and since the beginning of time, likely—I’m guessing, institutional religion has used the fear of God to control the masses!—what!?

This opens a very distinct concern—who and what *can* be trusted?

❝Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.❞
——Marianne Williamson

The brain recognizes stress through similar synapses as it registers fear—and we’ve managed to condition these chemically fueled exaggerations of stress as accomplishment in modern society; additionally, we’re never really taught to properly navigate fear, much more—appropriately process fear—despite its predisposed genetics within our very existence… you’d think, after all these centuries, we’d have a thorough understanding of a healthy relationship between self and fears, both factual and fictional—if anything, societal standards still regard individual fear as a weakness.

Archetypal motivations, role models, and societal norms of behavior typically advocate, however indirectly, fear-based story lines, especially toward women (supposedly for our protection), while promoting anger and toughness, and even violence, as exceptional and natural masculine traits… all the while, creating a very heavy imbalance against universal law—natural masculinity is not, contrary to popular conditioning, blood, sweat, and gunpowder—no wonder we’re all struggling with stress and anxiety, with identity, with sexuality… with anger and fear.

We’ve been taught absolute nonsensical rubbish from the beginning.

It’s somewhat silly, though, contrarily, to aim for *absolute* fearlessness, as advertising and countless memes are wont to do, as we’re genetically predisposed to possess some sense of fear to ensure survival… however, again, though it may not be widely advertised, as it’s not in the interest of making any money—we are born with only two innate factual fears—the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds. That’s it.

❝There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.❞
——John Lennon

All other factual fears are created, conditioned, or learned, and then largely perpetuated and mendaciously merchandised and monetized, or are actually fictional and merely serve to psychologically and psychically haunt us or, again, swindle us of our hard earned dollars… the mind is a powerfully tricky thing, and words are beguiling-ly powerful.

Survival, though, it is arguable, is our primary motivation—our baseline foundational duty at the bottom of the triangle of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—surviving the day.

We’re all just trying to be okay, each day, and those of us who can ‘roll with the punches’ and ‘go with the flow’ and allow a flexibility of adaptation, as Darwin understood, have a better chance of surviving the day—and in these times of modernity, surviving months and years in stretches with assurance.

But sometimes… sometimes simply surviving the day isn’t enough—we’re here to experience more than survival; we’re here to feel alive.

I dredge all of these frightening insights up for you because the morning’s balance begins void of course after a very early morning potential catharsis of sorts, until much later in the afternoon—or early evening on the east coast—when the shifting of the scales shifts so dramatically that this seemingly balanced facade plunges straight into the depths of the darkest recesses of your psyche… into the depths of fears, issues of trust, actual raw and unapologetic honesty with self and others, and the instinctually penetrative ponderings of human motivations.

You know, your typical day *wink* or is that just me?

There may also be a sense of waiting in the air, a need for patience—though the shifting intensities may argue otherwise. Essentially, the day endures a governing shift through Venus to Mars, suggesting that impatience and determination may outweigh more appropriate alternatives of waiting, holding space, or being mindful in the moment.

❝I had tended to view waiting as mere passivity. When I looked it up in my dictionary, however, I found that the words ‘passive’ and ‘passion’ come from the same Latin root, *pati*, which means ‘to endure.’ Waiting is thus both passive and passionate. It’s a vibrant, contemplative work… it involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely.❞
——Sue Monk Kidd

Scorpionic energies are deeply, darkly, and captivatingly penetrative, so holding space shouldn’t be the issue exactly—Mars is now in Aries, and these energies may be all it takes to push through, or forward… also, there could be much energy consumed through more deeply probing probable perceptions toward your own—or an/Others—motivations; though, if you’re understanding the «actual» essence of the what which exists behind an action—the how and the why will be easier to clarify.

With this, too, naturally, comes a whole lot of trust… and with trust—issues of vulnerability—and Scorpionic energies typically avoid opportunities for vulnerability, much like an actual scorpion in Nature.

Ahh, but evolution would thereby insist upon taking a fear-forward stance toward trusting, wouldn’t it!?

(Yes. Yes it would…)

❝It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.❞
——Patrick Rothfuss

Trust issues could very likely be dramatically illuminated today, and all the corresponding fears that associate with these… though issues of trust could be concerning an/Other, it is also possible now, and probably more likely, that it might be directed more within, or beyond, toward All That Is.

With this, too, perceptions and perspectives are key—exploring the motivations behind many of your thought processes should open up entirely new wavelengths in understanding, thereby making available to you new definitions of trust. Further, these clarifications and enlightened understandings, somewhat alchemically, could work to numb your fears, including feelings of guilt or shame, enough to metaphorically poison them through willfully processing them from a place of illuminated trust, rather than through the darknesses of fear.

❝Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.❞
——Paulo Coelho

When we’re all just trying to be okay, and live through the day—the underlying motivation, then, both naturally and universally, should be love and unconditional supports… not fear.

Today is a day to gently psychoanalyze yourself, to slowly embrace some much needed shadow work, and to more clearly understand—and possibly rewrite and update—the script you’ve been living from.

Or, possibly more honestly—the script you’ve been unable to fully live beyond.

❝Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.❞
——Dante Alighieri

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