Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for July 4th to 10th, 2018

It's Recalibration Time - Chiron Retrograde, Jupiter Direct & A Whole Lot More!

This Week, Chiron starts it's retrograde until December 8th.  It will join Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter (for a few days anyhow), who are also ALL in retrograde motion!  Jupiter will finally shift gears on July 10th and we should start feeling a little more optimistic, expansive, abundant, in the area of our chart where Scorpio sits.  At any given time throughout the summer, we will have 4-6 planets in retrograde.  Past wounding may surface for us to acknowledge, face, and heal. 
Venus moves into Virgo on July 9th which will make us a little more practical when it comes to how we express love. 

All in all, the summer is a time of recalibration.  It's a karmic time of re-balancing and re-setting.
Pay attention, trust your instincts and don't fear what comes up for you.  It's meant to help you move past your past, and embrace your future wholeheartedly.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 27th to July 3rd, 2018

Full Moon in Capricorn Conjunct Saturn - Roots & Wings

Mars is now Retrograde until the fall.  The warrior planet is challenging us to slow down and take note of where our anger, drive, will and passions are being directed.  We are being asked to adjust accordingly and to use our frustrations and fed-upness as a catalyst to fight the good fight and to initiative positive change in our lives.
The full moon in Capricorn is in close contact with Saturn, both opposite the sun in Cancer.  The balance between Public and Private life is being illuminated.  We may experience a reality check, or feeling of limitation and barriers in whatever area of our chart the full moon is happening.  Use the trine to Uranus to break through the obstacles and find creative solutions to help move through restrictions and fears.

Mercury enters Leo on the same day as the full moon, and will have an extended stay until September 5th due to it's retrograde beginning July 26th. When Mercury visits Leo, we are more expressive, gregarious, strong-minded, persuasive, but need to be mindful of not exaggerating our communications, or being too opinionated or attentions seeking in negative ways.  We are encouraged to speak from our hearts and express ourselves willingly and honourably.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 6th to 12th, 2018

Today's last quarter moon marks a period where we may encounter a crisis of consciousness, and are encouraged to go inward, reflect on what may need to be let go, or adjusted before moving forward

Sun conjunct Mercury in Gemini makes for a lot of thinking and communicating.  It's generally a good time for self-expression.  Having said that, the concurrent square between Mercury/Sun and Neptune in Pisces, may make it a little more challenging to express all that we are feeling internally.  Sometimes, all the feels just can't adequately be expressed in words.  Writing out thoughts before sharing them can be helpful now.  It can also be a good time for journaling.
Mars conjunt the North Node in Aquarius is challenging us to face our past collective karma and decide what we're going to do about it.  Will we choose to approach it like a brave warrior, and eventually burn it up?  Or, will we rage against it and choose to re-visit the same lessons again in the future?
Lastly, Pluto conjunt Lilith in Capricorn speaks to a need for us to transform and heal the imbalance between the masculine and feminine in a mature, masterful, responsible way.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 13th to 19th, 2018

New Moon in Gemini - Conscious Communication, Recognizing Truth & Seeking Wholeness. This Gemini new moon is aptly multifaceted.  Gemini is always seeking newness, more information, more exchange of ideas, and is constantly connecting the dots, bringing things together, and then dispersing them again.  The problem is, with all of this frenetic back and forth, it can be hard to discern the true from false.  Do we really have to decide?  Do we really have to have the story straight before we tell it to someone else?  Does it matter if what we say is what we really mean?  How do we know if what we read, hear, think is true?  The answer is, we tune into our intuition - it always recognizes the truth when we encounter it. 

Neptune square the moon can make for some confusion, some deception, miscommunication or fuzzy thinking.  We need to pause, turn inward and trust our gut, not just our intellect.  Logic does not always translate to intelligence.  That comes from a deeper place.
Chiron is having several tense conversations with Saturn, Mercury and the Sun - an opportunity for profound healing if we're willing to do the work.
Venus entering Leo and having an easy conversation with Chiron (called a trine) points the healing of our identity (Chiron in Aries) through self-love (Venus in Leo).
Like shaman, we are being tasked with calling back the pieces of our fractured souls in a desire to be whole.
It's a tall order, but navigating the tension consciously, intuitively, intelligently and livingly, will bring great rewards!

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 20th to 26th, 2018

Mars went Retrograde in Pisces on the 18th and will continue it's inward, retrospective journey until November 24th.  This is a time of stripping away any illusion, of clearing the fog, taking off the rose coloured glasses and waking up to reality.  We may begin to see where we've been deceived, or deceptive, where we've been escaping reality in unhealthy ways.  This is the opportunity for a spiritual vison quest of sorts.  The Grand Trine in Water is encouraging us to seize opportunities to use our creative talents, our intuition, connect to our empathy and compassion, to engage in heart centred communication with ourselves, our higher power and the collective.

The Summer Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) on the 21st, marks the longest day and shortest night of the year.  It's the official start to summer, the period when the seeds have been planted and we just need to do the general maintenance until harvest time in the fall.  It's time to take a break, enjoy the company of those in our tribe, and nurture ourselves.  Celebrate the small victories you have won since the last solstice and harness the sun's energy to help you shine a light on what you want to accomplish over the next 6 months.
Mars Retrograde beginning on the 26th and lasting until September, is a time to think before you act.  It's not a time to be impulsive and push forward aggressively.  Deal with issues of anger, and aggression in productive ways, or it may be time to pay the piper for past aggressions.
Time to let cooler heads prevail, take a step back and think about whether or not your approach to getting what you want has been working for you, or if it needs to be refined.

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