VOLATILE VEXATIONS OF SELF

Forecast for Saturday, August 1st
Capricorn Gibbous Moon; Part 2

★Oracular Overview—deeper exploration of inner motivations…

Today offers continued opportunities in further exploring your inner motivations, thoroughly and honestly. This process, however heavy and unrelenting, will serve this psychoanalytical exploration through its greater and eventual goal of trust.

❝Our awareness is like a series of Russian dolls—as we make each leap in awareness, we come to realize we are housed within a wider framework than we had previously understood.❞
——Richard Rudd

For now, however, you may still be percolating through or within the isolating details of your current circumstances, or recent irrational issues, or with those details that distract you from yourself, assisting—almost too conveniently—in the frantic, desperate, and/or aggressive projection of that which angers you within, outward, and all around.

The ego is still very fragile, vulnerable, defensive, and desperate.

And, possibly for additional intensity, everything seems very extremely tense… and volatile.

Tread carefully around others, as they are likely walking-talking live wires, and be gentle with yourself… the inner motivation of all this heaviness, seemingly outside yourself, could actually a physical or psychic manifestation of your inner confusions trying to make sense of itself within, beyond, through you.

❝Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.❞
——Heath L. Buckmaster

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THE SORENESS OF ALL MATTERS

Forecast for Friday, July 31st
Capricorn Gibbous Moon

★Oracular Overview—the source of your vulnerability is real—address it.

Reality, by definition, is a resemblance to what is real… and this collectively shared reality we’re all a part of is becoming seemingly heavier and heavier by the day…

❝It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.❞
——Philip K. Dick

In the last week the planetary shifts and movements, motions, and connections have been occurring and forming… and now we’re approaching something of a peak—today, tomorrow, and the day after that, lingering into next week will introduce a new tone, if you will, or new boundaries, or perhaps, rather, the breaking through of boundaries… whatever the case, something authentic is emerging, something that can no longer be ignored—something is disconnected and requires your attention.

Specifically, allow me to delineate these current influences, in an effort to more appropriately align your focus upon the symbolism of what’s emerging and/or occurring…

First of all, defensive responses and aggressive reactions aside—as these are the shadowy, lower frequencies of these current energies and, frankly, they bore me… in remaining true to universal law and driving straight toward the source of all matters—there is vulnerability to tend to, protect, and regard.

❝Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.❞
——Brene Brown

(When titling this post, autocorrect switched ‘source’ to ‘soreness’… I felt as though this was somewhat strangely apropos…)

Vulnerability—the root source of which is vulnerable, which is Latin, meaning ‘to wound’—is what the ego fears most, and so these shadowy inclinations and lower frequencies emitted are but an actual manifestation in reaction… which should immediately translate as: I’m needing some additional love, nurturing, and kindness.

However, reality can be harsh, and the reality of this translation being translated in this way is not always so easily translatable.

❝The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.❞
——Bell Hooks

Our patience, both individually and collectively, is running on empty…

How can we put effort in reconnecting?—to the source of the issues at hand, and to one another.

This moves us toward my second point, some semblance of the source of this vulnerability—your vulnerability—is somewhat desperately struggling with its reality, its very identity…

To translate *wink* you are struggling with who you really are, and so, naturally, new circumstances and emerging issues or matters coming at you and for you—these are all this much more difficult, and heavy, because this new reality we’re all exploring and trying to familiarize ourselves with is forcing us or challenging us to question the very core of who we are, both individually and collectively.

❝What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.❞
——Haruki Murakami

Some of you might be shutting down, others—maybe you’re rebelling or taking up the fight, leaning in… either way, however you’re navigating your learning curves—the source of your vulnerability will need to be appropriately addressed and it will no longer be avoidable. I repeat: your vulnerabilities will no longer be available for avoiding, ignoring, repressing, or resisting… confronting yourself now is inevitable—the good, the bad, and the really really squishy, ugly, shadowy reality of your inner egoic motivations.

Lastly, and hopefully on an up note—next Wednesday may be a more auspicious day to communicate everything you’re thinking and feeling, with a much better likelihood of actually being heard and feeling validated rather than attacked or feeling the need to defend yourself… today, tomorrow, and the day after that are intensely ripe and only waiting for words to be used as weapons and gestures to be considered invitations to passive-aggressively manipulate or defend against…

Try not to take anything personally… I know—so much easier said than done.

❝When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.❞
——Shannon L. Alder

You likely have much to share with at least one individual, or, maybe you have a list of to-do’s toward a project—but it might be best, for now, to temper back a bit in an effort to further consider the real sources of your vulnerability, how they both strengthen and debilitate your potentials, and how these vulnerabilities and freak circumstances are confronting you to confront yourself, and to question either who you are, who you are striving to become, or where you’re heading.

To translate this more directly for you—coming from love and not ambush—take this time to gently and honestly deal with yourself through these pivotal next steps toward your bluer than blue horizons up ahead… if you’re not appropriately prepared for those horizons, when you arrive, you wouldn’t notice them anyway—and what a true shame that would be.

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THE FORCE OF INNER MOTIVATIONS

Forecast for Thursday, July 30th
Sagittarius Gibbous Moon; Part 2

★Oracular Overview—anything worthy of anything worth anything is always always ‘easier said than done’…

Jungian analyst and author Robert A Johnson wrote that “Carl Jung was convinced… that the shadows which continue to be ignored within oneself—which is to say one’s various archetypes, the mythologies of the collective—will eventually free themselves in repulsive ways upon society at large, within the collective consciousness… which is one of the reasons that bad things happen to good people.”¹

Continuing this point further, Johnson elaborates that “the consumerist agenda, for example, delightfully takes on dionysian archetypal energies of joy—and turns these against us, just as the Catholic Church did so many centuries ago… these two evils are one in the same in this regard, as they banish, punish and purge the beauty and divinity, truth, and personal power we all hold «within» ourselves «by birthright» so that we «are forced to look for it elsewhere» as though it can be purchased or redeemed, and wonder why so much misery is the only result.”¹ («» mine)

❝I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.❞
——Henry David Thoreau

Being forced to do anything is never fun, or recommended, though it is always influenced through the likes of Mars—and the next five months of Mars in Aries, its upcoming retrograde and all, will definitely ‘force’ us all to look at our circumstances, both immediate and long-term, elsewhere, as in from entirely new or revised perspectives… one’s which are very highly likely well beyond and outside of our preferred comfort zones or parameters of illusioned or presumed security.

Similarly, also—wherever Mars in moving within your chart and whatever your personal circumstances are—it is realistic to prepare for overwhelm, be it feeling bombarded, exhausted, overworked, or personally confronted by something which ‘forces’ you, or is, in its efforts, trying to ‘force’ you to ‘directly take on’ that which you have been avoiding, denying, ignoring or repressing… rather than reacting defensively to this—responding as if motivated by a challenge would serve you through this process, these transitions, and all the unfolding of new narrative it invites and suggests.

However, this is largely easier said than done.

This sort of recommended response would suggest an inner realignment. A re-centering. A reconnection to that which fuels you from within—your self-made blazing authenticity—as motivation is simply anger used constructively, and joy is but organized and effectively connective motivation.

Though, again, this is easier said than done, indeed.

❝Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings.❞
——Simona Panova

It was Epicurus who said that “not only can human beings manage to be virtuous in this chaotic, unsupervised world, they can actually be happy…” which I found endearing to the inner motivations of these current and upcoming Mars transitions, and as Jennifer Michael Hecht furthers this point, explaining the history of Epicurean rationality to understand that “the three chief obstacles to being happy are fear of death, fear of pain, and fear of the gods.”²

This, intriguingly, is also suggesting Mars undertones…

These fears, which would naturally be avoided, denied, ignored, or repressed when possible—these fears are definitely influenced through Mars simply through the connectively associated degree of ego involved —and this is what we’re all trying to protect so desperately, yes?… all the more reason to participate willfully, rather than forcefully.

❝Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force.❞
——Elaine Maxwell

Epicureans believed that “life was full of sweetness, [that] we might as well enjoy it… [and] tended to stay away from public life, seeing it as concerned with false ideals, and likely to trick people into spending their one lifetime running a race no one can win… but [instead were] geared toward helping people achieve peace of mind (and pleasure) in the full recognition of our peculiar predicament.”²

Unfortunately, we can’t always choose, or be given the choice, to stay away from public life… still, we can actively participate in our own self-empowering alternatives to reactionary inclinations of response—and your own (and everyone else’s) inner motivations play a huge role in this. From this perspective, it is especially important to remember that within these ‘new normals’, in an every-changing and foreign reality, that many are clinging so tightly to a false version of security, struggling with the changes and trying to maintain composure and sanity—nerves are frayed and tempers are flared… practicing patience with both yourself as well as all others cannot be suggested, recommended, or emphasized enough.

Continued,  and on a brighter note, “for an Epicurean, somewhere there are beings that are truly at peace, are happy, and are eternal… the mere idea of this gentle bliss is, itself, a kind of uplifting dream—after all, we human beings know a strange thing: happiness responds to circumstances, but, basically, it is internal; we can experience it when it happens to come upon us—but we cannot just be happy…”²

Risk. Inner motivations, force, and risk are all Mars inspired.

❝The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open❞
——Chuck Palahniuk

Taking a risk upon yourself, a risk for meaning, for truth—a risk in the name of what ‘Could Be’… if your goals, ideals, and inner motivations are securely based in reality, are realistically-minded, and are striving toward a new realism of reality as we know it—inevitably there will be a tremendous amount of risk involved… and this is precisely why the trust and reciprocation factors are imperative (which is also why the patience piece is pricelessly essential… and so on).

When fears are either faced or befriended—anger will be more appropriately used to thrive for better, to strive for ideals, to risk what sparks the soul.

When anger is appropriately and constructively navigated and processed—the repulsive shadows of fear will no longer bombard the collective or haunt the individual.

❝So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?❞
——Hunter S. Thompson

Tomorrow’s post may be a little late—apologies in advance, and much gratitude for your patience.

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¹Robert Johnson. “He: Understanding the Masculine Psychology.” Harper Perennial; ©1989.
²Hecht, J. “Doubt: A History.” HarperOne; ©2003.

HAPPINESS AS A HAPPENING

Forecast for Wednesday, July 29th
Sagittarius Gibbous Moon

★Oracular Overview—happiness, inner radiance, and centeredness of self–it happens…

I recently stumbled upon, quite literally, almost simultaneously—because I time-travel, don’t’cha know *wink*—several excerpts about happiness, as I had requested some gentle guidance in pursuit to the ideas and ideals alike surrounding various concepts of happiness in rhythmic consequence with today’s energies…

In turn, for instance, I learned that Hinduism teaches, quite rudimentarily, that the highest form of worship is simply to be happy… to this, however, I learned that Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, remarked that “a monk may often be happy but he never has a good time…”

❝Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.❞
——Guillaume Apollinaire

Further, I was educated that a Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, “came to America more than a century ago and made some astute observations about the American way—he said that we have a misleading idea at the very head of our Constitution: the pursuit of happiness… one cannot «pursue» happiness; if he does he obscures it… if he will proceed with the human task of life, the relocation of the center of gravity of the personality to something greater outside itself, happiness will be the outcome…”¹ («» mine)

Furthermore, I continued to unravel that “modern Western man has some basic misconceptions about the nature of happiness… the origin of the word is instructive: happiness stems from the root verb ‘to happen’, which implies that our happiness is what happens…”¹

Supportive context continues, that “simple people in less complicated parts of the world function in this manner [mentioned above, that it is a happening] and exhibit a happiness and tranquility that is a puzzle to us… knowing the art of happiness—contentment with what is—their happiness is what happens; if you cannot be happy at the prospect of lunch it is not likely you will be happy over anything.”¹

Indeed.

Happiness—true happiness—is an inside job; it always has been.

As well as happiness, also truth and a sense of freedom—these are all quite fleeting sensations; these are fancy-free and fluctuate by the day… ultimately, these describe a state of mind—these are found forever within.

❝Some are born in their place, some find it, some realize after long searching that the place they left is the one they have been searching for.❞
——Wallace Stegner

The search for honest happiness, or joy, discovering truths versus personal Truths, and experiencing honest freedom are all Sagittarian energies, Sagittarian pursuits… though, as is the downside of pursuits—as a pursuit refers to one pursuing in action, which implies simply following or practicing and never quite mastering—the pursuit of experiencing these is often mistaken for the real thing, becoming too tightly interwoven into the overall experience that the horizon or overview is no longer identifiable, misaligning one and one’s experience from the real and actual happening—tis the essence of complicating the simplicities.

Today’s energies, however, may offer you a rare and fleeting glimpse of opportunity to truly experience one of these ideas or the ideal of all as the Leo sun highlights a jovial seeking Sagittarius moon illuminating the inner struggles of Chiron in Aries—sometimes we unknowingly or unintentionally complicate the simplicities in life…

And sometimes, like today, we get to simplify the seemingly complicated, with simply a shift in perspective.

We naturally seek when the moon is in Sagittarius—we seek out that which we do not naturally understand or experience routinely… and through this open-mindedness we learn what we need to and are, in turn, reminded, in real time, of what we already know to be true from within.

Happiness is simply the happening of a conscious acknowledgement of one’s own inner radiance, and the happening of accomplished allowance of inner radiance, or eventual potential, within everything beyond oneself.

❝To search for God is to insult God.❞
——Christian proverb

It may just so happen… that today you might recognize a rudimentary reminder in regard to both your personal experience—and the overall actuality of whatever it is you identify or associate—with the finicky, fleeting, fluctuating happenings of happiness, truth, and maybe even freedom.

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¹Robert Johnson. “He: Understanding the Masculine Psychology.” Harper Perennial; ©1989.

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LOOKING AHEAD TOWARD 2021

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CONFRONTING SHADOWS

Forecast for Tuesday, July 28th
Scorpio Gibbous Moon

★Oracular Overview—struggling is a component of the human condition, and we are all within this conditioning together…

Not that it would likely matter to you, or need to—though I’d like to share, as it recently dawned on me as a theme, and I feel that this theme is relevant to today’s energies—some of my favorite films all revolve around the same force of human emotion…

Perhaps one of the only themes these movies have in common is the initial resistance and inner struggle endured through the main character before allowing the absolute surrender to either an/Other, or to something so much larger than oneself… the main character eventually, inevitably, liberates him/herself, illuminating a soul authenticity and finding freedom within.

❝I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.❞
——Oscar Wilde

Another common story plot component of these movies is that the main character is living sternly within the mind-numbing limitations of the status quo and struggling silently until the needless weight of doing so finally breaks through, as it does, as it will—in varying ways considering which movie—and this breaking-through is ultimately wholeheartedly freeing, and joyously liberating… because when there’s absolutely nothing left to lose, one realizes so utterly and clearly that there is only ever absolutely «everything» to gain.

We’re all struggling in ways that are ours, and authentic to us, personally, I realize—especially so these days, yet, these struggled shadows quickly begin to blur into a muddied and muddled point—these struggles are everyone’s struggles, simultaneously.

It is a part of the human condition, I think, to resist being truly seen and heard and understood through our pain until we’ve come to our own personal terms with the harsh reality of this pain, and its source. It is «through» our pain that we are complete—we are beautifully broken… and to finally realize that to «truly» be seen, heard, and understood is really all we ever needed or desired… this is personal freedom, a liberation from ego.

❝We’re not broken, just bent… and we can learn to love again.❞
——Pink; “Just Give Me a Reason” lyrics

But this pain, and bent and broken wholeness, must be acknowledged, owned, and protected—we must see, speak for, and understand ourselves first, thoroughly and honestly, and without apology.

One last thing all of my favorite movie plots have in common is that the main character comes to his/her own terms and acknowledges, owns, and liberates their shadow, their pain, their broken wholeness—which is rather conveniently, and likely presumed, to be what today’s moon is all about—as Kaldera advises, to “go down into your own depths and deal with your monsters… this is a moon of patience and courage…”

George Bernard Shaw once said that “fine art is the only teacher except torture…” from which author Robert A Johnson agrees, adding “that those things which turn up in our lives as symptoms—certainly a form of torture—can be expressed ritually in arts such as paintings, sculpture, poetry, novels, plays, and films…”

❝Greek serenity is intricate and tragic. A balance between fierce, opposing forces which, after a toilsome and prolonged struggle, succeeded in making peace with each other and in reaching the point of mystic effortlessness. In other words, efforts peak.❞
——Nicos Kazantzakis

However you need to go down into your own depths to deal with your monsters—may your efforts peak, with a mystical effortlessness, as the actors in any of your favorite films, or paintings by favorite artists, could inspire.

Also of note—Venus is now moving beyond its own shadow from its recent retrograde… meaning, in other words, these following degrees of Gemini—from the twenty-first degree into the degrees of Cancer, beginning August 7th—will welcome entirely new Geminian inspired experiences, including, perhaps most importantly: learning new ways to understand your shadow… and your most rational irrational motivations.

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Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Johnson, R. “Celebration of Ecstacy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy.” HarperSanFrancisco; ©1987.

THE NATURE OF BURSTING FORTH

Forecast for Monday, July 27th
Scorpio 1st Quarter Moon

★Oracular Overview—it’s best to first understand the energies so that one may more appropriately and effectively work «with» them…

From the book ‘Celebration of Ecstacy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy’ it is explained that “the flow of life cannot be bound by ropes or rules—in the same way, we cannot ultimately control or deny within ourselves the inherent freedom of this ecstatic archetype… it will always burst forth: this is its nature…”¹

Allow me to repeat, for effect (for the drama of it)—but also to stress the importance of it—this is its nature… it will always burst forth.

Not just joy—all of it will burst forth… this is its nature, the nature of the energies within us, within everything.

❝When the river of emotions bursts its banks and expectations go over the edges of reality, the brain creates hallucinations… anxiety-stricken people feel illusive vibrating alerts and hear phantom phone rings, since absence of ringing generates scaring emptiness and destroys their self-esteem…❞
——Erik Pevernagie

Continued, “quantum physics shows us ‘the dancing universe’; the ceaseless flow of energy going through an infinite variety of patterns… this is dionysian energy, the dance of the Maenads, the power of life that flows through all of us and unites us with heaven and earth.”¹

Feelings are triggered today—but it might, I fear, be somewhat inappropriate to refer to them as mere feelings… there’s something so much more happening.

What you’re likely feeling is so much more than a feeling, yes?

This triggering «feeling» that you’re experiencing may be more accurately described as phantom-esque through the likes of amputation, exorcism, or lobotomy, or to describe something that is beside you, even outside of yourself, or beyond yourself.

❝A single poem, alone
can turn tides
scatter galaxies
and burst forth with rivers
from paradise….❞
——Sanober Khan

“In the West the word ‘ecstacy’… is very misunderstood; coming from the root ex stasis—to stand outside oneself, to mean that one is filled with an emotion too powerful for one’s body to contain, or rational mind to understand… like being transported to another realm in which one is able to experience ecstacy… I am sorry to say that we rarely stand outside ourselves these days—the world is too much with us; we are constantly working, thinking, planning, doing—all the responsibility and power we burden ourselves with!—we can’t bear it for very long without breaking down in some way… we need some relief; to be for a moment in that timeless, spaceless, primal place which has no responsibility, which isn’t going anywhere… we need to stand outside ourselves and experience the flow of life.”¹

The flow of life will burst forth whether we are prepared for it or not—either as joy or ecstacy, ease, or the triggering of trauma or breakdown.

The flow of life will break through.

❝I believe that deep down all people have a core of brilliant, shining, thrilling, blissful health, natural instinct and confidence—around that core is all too often found a crust of defense and doubt, formed over the years…❞
——Michael Lutin

In fact it could be quite fair to say that “the elements of this situation are rock solid and any efforts to change them may take a long time and a lot of energy… one can feel under assault from a larger and crueler reality, but there is a degree of strength available with which you can resist—you’re possibly dealing with trying to change the face of the rock-hard and established reality of life—you may find that you are under emotional assault—however you are strong enough to take it.”²

If you remember from this time last month—June 27th exactly—I made mention that today would probably present a finalizing decision upon something meaningful to you; back in June, at the first quarter moon in Libra, there was the initiation of something, something presenting you with options… and through all of the connections between Mars, Mercury, and Chiron since then, and now with Scorpio energies—time is up.

The degree this quartered moon associates itself to represents “the inertia of all institutionalized procedures… in this there is strength and stability, and these are necessary factors in the social life of man—until new horizons beckon… the keyword is stability.”³

In other words—All That Is is straightening out and working to stabilize something within that has become truly unruly, overwhelming, or misunderstood… until you’re able to see and think clearly again.

All That Is is stabilizing for you a space to experience joy or ecstacy or ease… which may demand that you more thoroughly process any triggers of trauma or factors of fragility that you may be struggling with… as Kaldera asks you to ask yourself, upon this moon, “what actions might have brought you further along your own evolutionary path?… these are hard questions to answer, and they require you to look at the anger and hurt that lie behind your actions…”⁴

❝Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.❞
——John Muir

We’re upon another one of those precious places in the Now, both collectively and individually, in between No Longer and Not Yet, and in this place we’re being somewhat forced to look at our pain, our anger, and our fears—our own and everyone’s—all of the things we typically do everything we can to avoid, repress, ignore, or deny.

Allow me to repeat, for effect (for the drama of it)—but also to stress the importance of it, as it bears repeating—this is the nature of all life, and this is also the nature of that which we work to avoid, repress, ignore, or deny…

All That Is will always burst forth.

I would be remiss of I ended the post on the note above, however aptly and reconnectedly it fell into place… there are some celestial happenings worth mentioning—the third and final Mercury/Mars square occurs today through the sixteenth degree of both Cancer and Aries; the second of three Jupiter/Neptune sextiles this year exacts today through the twentieth degrees of Capricorn and Pisces; and the third and final Venus/Neptune square exacts itself through the twenty-first degree of Gemini, fittingly, as Venus is slowly moving beyond the degree of its recent retrograded shadow.

❝All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.❞
——Sally Ride

So you see, these myriad exactions are not to be ignored… but, what do they mean?

Between these celestial happenings—what may stick out most prevalently is the obvious emphasis of cardinality piqued amidst much mutability… which would suggest flexible action, or a necessity and urgency for such.

All of these exactions bursting forth through a first quartered Scorpio moon would suggest something of a promised revival should you be embracing a new, emerging way of thinking of something, of anything—retrieving, thereby, a refreshingly renovated way to begin processing new connections between heart and mind… though it’s likely best to keep a few of the more impassioned ideas you hold to yourself for the day.

Also, it is important now, particularly now, here in this precious place of pause within this Now, to revise your goals and ideals realistically—and perhaps this is the flexible action being summoned, bursting forth beyond one’s preferences… seeking both truth and greater meaning feels appropriate now, if not absolutely necessary—particularly because No Longer is no longer, and Not Yet is currently being decided through intentioned action and active intentioning… it simply feels good to surrender to something much larger, whether clear understanding or clarity is achieved or not—yet, you may see, how this sentiment in action can so vibrantly and clearly have both its illuminations and its shadows.

Revised and restorative revivals abound these days… renovations of spirit and regards to soul are being desperately demanded—remembering what truth «feels» like, essential. Trust, as well, an imperative consequence of ‘going it alone’ metaphorically for so long now—we are being reminded, both collectively and individually, that a reciprocative relationship of trusting give-and-take is not just the best way, it’s the only way.

And I realize that trust may not be very high on the agenda or as a preferred mindset these days—but it will prove to be the only way through this… allow me to repeat, for effect (and, of course, for the loving drama of it)—to stress the wholehearted importance, as it bears repeating—this is the nature of all life, and this is also the nature of that which we work to avoid, repress, ignore, or deny…

That which you avoid, repress, ignore, or deny will always burst forth.

Through this perspective—trust seems preferable.

❝It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.❞
——Oliver Wendell Holmes

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¹Johnson, R. “Celebration of Ecstacy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy.” HarperSanFrancisco; ©1987.
²Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
³Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
⁴Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.

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BALANCING UNIVERSAL LAWS

Forecast for Sunday, July 26th
Libra Crescent Moon; Part 2

★Oracular Overview—anything you’re looking for is both within yourself and all around…

The word ‘enthusiasm’ is “truly a divine word because it means ‘to be filled with God’ (en-theo-ism)… thus to be visited by an enthusiasm is legitimately to be filled with God—the soul is enhanced where the self is activated—a beautiful experience… joy is a part of this.”¹

“God dwells within me, as me,” author Elizabeth Gilbert’s character as herself discovers, finally, while overseeing a meditative retreat in the ashram in India, in the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’; her voice in the background transcribing what she had written at the time, commenting, more or less, that God has no interest in watching us masquerade around in assumed holiness, as this is only a cryptic way of refusing to actually live…

In other words: when we are ourselves, our authentic selves, living in our own authenticity—we are as holy as we can be; this delights God.

❝It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.❞
——Oliver Wendell Holmes

It’s a true act in balance… not only simply in and of itself, but beyond—in our current societal modernity, just trying to keep up is often enough to throw one absolutely off balance.

The Libra moon moves to square each of the reunited Capricorn stellium—through Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn—one planet at a time through the day, which would suggest that the stability and security you’re striving and struggling for should at least be in balance by what it’s providing you… what are you actually benefiting through this dance?

Today may be one of those days when you pause to consider just what you’re up against—currently and long-term with your goals and ideals.

This pause could look like meditation, of course, but it could also simply be done precious quiet time with yourself—time to think and dream and ponder… to ponder the reality of your circumstances, and to think about how to maintain a sense of reality within and throughout your ideals. Further, should the pondering shift into wondering—it would behoove you to wonder about the actions you’ll need to take in these endeavors… as Libran energies endlessly need to be in balance with Other—what actions and reactions with and without an/Other are necessary?

Remember, too, that love, as well as joy and enthusiasm, when an action, is far more effective than when it is a feeling—as an action, these humbling happenings are able to perpetuate the feeling.

❝All sorts of yayness floods my brain. Love is such a drug…❞
——John Green

Reading again from a book titled ‘Celebration of Ecstacy’, the author writes “one of the Hindu saints said, ‘the best way possible to worship God is simply to be happy…’ and we’ve lost that—we have looked only at Jesus’ suffering and taken it to ourselves… we feel that if we do not suffer as he did, we are not good people, and we certainly will not go to heaven; I don’t think it was the nature of Christ to be so repressive as Christianity has become.”¹

In other words—either—what’s within your actual control?, (which is everything you do or don’t do…) or what’s largely beyond your control?, (which is mostly everything…) and, of course, discuss within yourself…

Again, “enthusiasm annuls the distance between the pairs of opposites, and this brings ecstatic joy—a visitation from God, which enthusiasm gives, transcends the duality of one’s life—the either/or—and brings them into synthesis… this is an experience beyond price… when we transcend the cross of opposites, we will find ecstatic joy.”¹

❝All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.❞
——Sally Ride

Ultimately, the question which might need to be pondered most—how can you best use your unique authenticity, through your soul’s duty to strive for your highest potentials while delighting All That Is?—and furthermore—how can you do this while operating within the universal laws, using these laws to your advantage?

Enthusiastically, of course.

❝Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.❞
——Henry David Thoreau

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*’Eat, Pray Love’. Columbia Pictures; ©2010.
¹Johnson, R. “Celebration of Ecstacy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy.” HarperSanFrancisco; ©1987.

AND SO AGAIN IT GOES

Forecast for Saturday, July 25th
Libra Crescent Moon

★Oracular Overview—to thy self, be true…

And so again it goes—it’s typically and predictably that which we so fiercely resist is what seems to ever so adamantly persist… and those matters of the heart continue to be triggered.

In the realms of Libra, these matters of the heart move from that pulsing, pumping place of precious palpation to the mentality of the mind… though, maybe more appropriately—into the essence of the ether itself.

And so again it goes—the balance you’re so desperately trying to maintain may be off, yet again.

❝Losing balance for love is a part of living a balanced life…❞
——Katut; “Eat, Pray, Love”

And so again it goes—you know your circumstances—I don’t need to remind you—and “in this situation facing you there’s a need to analyze and perhaps rewrite what has been observed and learned in the traditional roles we live out… things may need a new interpretation to bring them up to speed with today’s thinking…” essentially—it’s all the perspective, as my Muse and I are always chiding one another—the perception you choose to embrace literally, metaphorically, and un-ironically controls everything.

And so again it goes—that “things are moving into a new state of equilibrium…” though, ultimately, “there needs to be a plan put into action to get things repaired so that life can move on—rebuilding and restructuring is timely and probably very necessary…” even that which you feel is secured and ‘safe’.

❝They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.❞
——Benjamin Franklin

One half of today’s energies are balancing upon a lunarly opposition to Chiron in Aries, and the other, a square to Mercury which is applying a square to Mars—exact Monday at the quarter moon—which is opposed by today’s moon—introducing a loosely emerging t-square alignment… only mere degrees away from a harsher cardinal cross through the likes of Capricorn.

And so again it goes—that I feel a need to remind you that the matters within your circumstances, whatever they may be, are so much larger than what they appear to be upon the surface… and that much patience is necessary, to both practice yourself and demand from others. And, perhaps most pertinently, now and in these times, to say clearly what you mean and to wholeheartedly mean what you say—and to be courageously true to yourself—whether it’s agreeable to others or not.

❝The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.❞
——Paulo Coelho

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THE PERFECTION OF IMPROVEMENT

Forecast for Friday, July 24th
Virgo Crescent Moon; Part 2

★Oracular Overview—everything is relative, however…

It was only May when the moon would square the Nodes each month from both Aries and Libra, hitting upon them through conjunctions of cardinality in both Cancer and Capricorn… now the moon squares the Nodes each month from Virgo and Pisces, meshing mutabilities with  conjunctions of meaning.

Obviously, the eclipses likely scattered a bit of this shift, distracting it from its potential charms… but now—now I would imagine (as I write this ahead of time when the moon is separating from a square to the Nodes from Pisces…) you might feel the difference.

Today the moon will square the Nodes from Virgo, though only after connecting to all the reunited Capricorn stellium planetary forces through a friendly trine—the exact energies that only as recently as May were re-triggered angularly four times each month.

What in your personal reality has emerged, faded, or shape-shifted since May?

The major changes within your reality have likely already been willfully taken on or have occurred upon you by now.

So what now?—because something continues to stir…

❝Up level your life so much you have to reintroduce yourself to the world.❞
——@spiritdaughter on Instagram

The Nodal shift from cardinality to mutability is huge—and I would imagine that you’ll begin to feel this if you aren’t already—this shift emphasizes the frequencies of change, and the necessity in allowing necessary change to occur.

Mutability embodies the marginality for error—as it is through these ‘errors’ that an ideal will eventually shape from… especially in regard to the exact beginnings and patterning of your thought processes (Gemini), your personal duty—and sometimes struggle—to your own highest potentials (Virgo), your vulnerabilities in underestimating yourself (Sagittarius), and your merciful tendencies to allow the world at large to beat you down when you’re only trying to set examples of compassion (Pisces).

What’s silliest to me is that much of the cookbook descriptions of Virgo will describe many of the shadow inclinations as scripture when this is as far from the truth of an evolved Virgoan character as it could get.

For example, Virgo is described and chastised alike for being perfectionistic… words are powerful, aren’t they?—the very word blasts something of a harshly rigid and coldly unapologetic nun or priest-like archetypal conjuring, assigned with a ruler to scold and the word of God to punish…

Whereas, an evolved Virgoan influence understands that perfection is unlikely—though preferred, always—and that, perhaps most importantly, the soul is divine, and created from the image of perfection itself… why not live in practice of perfection through dutiful worship in action, through soul service, in working toward the ideal in every turn?

Thereby, it isn’t so much perfectionist—but improvement-seeking.

❝When I write I rarely do second drafts. I’ll do a second draft just to clean up typos and maybe a little shift in the structure, but I’ve always been attracted to the way that people who don’t know how to draw, draw. Their energy is so direct between the pencil and the paper and it’s not cluttered with bullshit style… I feel the more drafts you put writing through the more you repaint the same painting, all the blood is taken out. It no longer has life in it.❞
——David Wojnarowicz

There are many contradictions surging through the symbolisms of Virgo…

Virgo represents the sixth house of work and inequality, suggesting scenarios of boss and employee, though, Virgoan symbolisms of virginity imply not chastity but absolute selfhood—as in self-ownership—which would thereby suggest not boss/employee but faith and faithful, to serve our own authentic images of perfection by actively participating in our own highest potentials, every day, in service to All That Is… this is no work grinding 9-to-5 job from hell itself scenario—this is willful participation in the Divine birthright.

The energies of mutability serve to remind us of this; we will error, and these errors, if erred in faith, with love—are perfect mistakes, gentle twists and turns upon the journey of highest potential.

I am, by no means, suggesting that from now through next year four times each month we’ll experience error in action.

No.

❝I discovered that my obsession for having each thing in the right place, each subject at the right time, each word in the right style, was not the well-deserved reward of an ordered mind but just the opposite: a complete system of pretense invented by me to hide the disorder of my nature.❞
——Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What I am suggesting, however, is to fulfill your soul authority of selfhood to participate in the divinity of it all, as we will be given four opportunities each month for the next year and a half or so to check and adjust our awareness toward the exact beginnings and patterning of our thought processes, the extent and limitations of our personal duty to our highest potentials, to acknowledge our inclinations of vulnerability in underestimating ourselves and work to improve upon this through following its cause to its source, and to learn, finally, to discern that which is an appropriate use of our mercy and compassion, and, rightly, what is not.

And, in doing right by efforts of practiced improvements—the next several days may provide some opportunities for you to embrace this learning curve of both managing and authoring your life…

As we approach the upcoming first quartered moon in Scorpio it is imperative we strive to learn what our own limitations are in regard to personal character, as well as working to find effective means in improving these through divine expansion, and to acknowledge that we all have our own limitations which are being struggled with as such.

Learning to navigate these colliding limitations will assuredly be a lesson in participating in best practices.

❝I am a great friend of chaos. It’s all we have. I mean, this whole concept of being able to manage life… life is risk, life is chance, life is being open to chance. The best things in my life, and probably in anybody’s life, come out of being open to being blown off course.❞
——Tilda Swinton

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