“If we don’t truly love what is happening right here, we cannot love the world”
~ Tara Brach
“What do we do when the world is too much for us?”
“All you need is already within you only you must approach yourself with reverence & love. Self condemnation & self distrust are grievous errors. Your constant flight from pain & search for pleasure is a sign of love you bear for yourself. All I plead with you is this ~ make love of yourself perfect. Deny yourself nothing. Give yourself infinity & eternity & discover that you do not need them, you are beyond.”
I see you.
You have all been so diligent, loving & committed to your paths on this extended time of inward journey & trust, during this retrograde period.
Even if you do not believe this to be true, I know you are doing the best you can. It is all that we can do right now, be here with ourselves & muster up the most divine tenderness, reminding ourselves of that love that is true, infinite & always there for us.
We need to be reminded, as humans, that we are loved. Over & over again. It is part of this time, the remembering.
Feeling lost & actively remembering. It’s our job.
I love you.
Tomorrow I begin my first Intuitive Astrology class & on Wednesday, Mercury goes direct.
I chose this time intentionally to begin this class, for many reasons.
First of all, there is such an abundance of counsel & information out there: astrological, ascension, akashic, plant spirit, prophecy . . . on top of all the activism streams & the plain ole ridiculous media, social & otherwise . . I know it’s confusing, repetitive,contradictory . . overwhelming to say the least.
Who knows what is really going on?
You do, actually.
This is the time of accountability.
This is the Sacred Pause.
“Between the stimulus & the response there is a space & in that space lies
our power & our freedom”
~ Victor Frankel
The times when you feel overwhelmed is as if your soul is knocking on your door & handing you an envelope.
Do not look outside for guidance.
In my Intuitive Astrology class the emphasis is actually NOT
on the Astrology, although understanding the meaning of these symbols & their cycles & their placement on your personal map is extraordinarily helpful.
The emphasis in the meditations & assignments is on intuition.
Learning to trust yourself. Learning to locate that voice
that says yes. Trust. Faith.
The Divine lives within & yes, you know this.
On Wednesday, May 3, Mercury goes direct.
A few weeks ago, I delved intensely into what this intensive retrograde season means for each of us.
Mercury does into the darkness, the underworld so to speak,
to retrieve what we have forgotten & to leave behind what belongs there, in the unknown.
The Sabian Symbol for Mercury on this May 3, when it turns direct is: A Widow at an Open Grave (4 degrees Taurus).
This is what this means for you in closing this Mercury Retrograde
(April 9 – May 3) (loosely, without knowing how it hits your chart):
Open wounds were visible at the beginning of this retrograde (April 9).
Something had been left undone & needed addressing,
not in a direct way, but in deep listening, finding one’s way in the dark. Without language.
In this way of learning & holding space an intentional & loving closure was needed. Without language.
Perhaps what one thought was dead & gone was unearthed once again because the ritual of forgiving & releasing was incomplete, the letting go not faced, with a mirroring of the self at the forefront.
In this last shadow phase of recovery (until May 21) I pray that you are able to put old ghosts to rest, place your hands in the earth & bring a sense of peace.
Go forth in expansiveness with your sweet selves.
You got this.