Keeping Negative Thoughts at Bay.
Every week has a “chart” which sets the energy that will manifest. Sunday, is ruled by ….the sun, so as soon as the sun enters the new week, we cast the chart and break it down from there.
The seed level of this week looks pretty balanced, except that it is lacking air, which is not helping much with the mercury retrograde. Things like airport, airdrop, wifi, etc. as well as the air quality in general is confined. Air is the only element of the 4 astrological elements that is essentially invisible. If we feel like we are suffocating or are disconnected from people and the world, we would do well to do some breathing exercises and expand our space and opening our heart. I would absolutely recommend asthma essential oil blend from dharmaceuticals to help give that wide hearty opening. It’s about activating our air element within, which will help with the mercury retrograde as well!
There is a lot going on this week, so let’s just jump right in!
Sunday is Easter Sunday! What this holiday, from the dash perspective, is all about is sacrificing our ego and resurrecting that which is wholesome and productive. It’s a total Neptune holiday, and given that we are in a Neptune/Hanged Man year - there is extra emphasis on putting the ego mind to rest. I will be teaching more about this in my dash retreat in September. The sun will soon be moving out of fiery Aries and into earthy Taurus, so use these last few days to celebrate and draw down the energy of protection. We are beginning a new astrological cycle of freedom and independence, which will last for another year or so. In about six months we will see how we are doing with this - but it’s essentially all about breaking free of ego limitations and using all the discipline we have to retain our electric spontaneity so that we can unlock more of our potential - this is what it is really about.
Monday is rather still. However, it the beginning of the ascent to the 15th degree of Gemini as explained in essential mail. We are also soon ending Passover - which is when we allow negativity to literally pass over us (again, from the dash perspective). These religious holidays, do have spiritual foundations. We also just had the full moon in libra, which was the first full moon of the year of the 1 (numerologically speaking). Either way, we will need this day of stillness for what is coming up in the rest of the week!
Tuesday is the day to synergize the yin and yang of wanting to dominate the world and feeling discouraged about our level of success. There is this wave of energy that wants to take over the world, but at the same time, we feel unsuccessful. The way to redirect this is by converting the energy that wants to dominate the world into getting control of the ego, small minded nature that gives us negative thoughts. Once we do this (remember, begin with yin) then we can turn our discouragement of any unattained success into inspiration to work hard and keep going as well as the power of gratitude which is the strongest success magnet! Not only will this give us amazing ideas, but it will also be very healing - could be in business or even in our actual health. Just give it a try - stop being victimized and see that you are actually amazing and keep going!
Wednesday, is giving us 3 semi-squares to Neptune and the sun is moving into Taurus! Again, we have more of this Neptune energy, exposing illusions and dissolving walls of ignorance so watch out! There is a lot of ego surfacing, that needs (and I would even say is begging) to be controlled. It’s almost like a choreographed dance - we know the drill, we know the moves, we know the time, we know the ego’s every move. Except we also know that the ego is always 2 steps ahead, so we need to be extra vigilant and not listen to the negative thinking, the negative speech and the overall confusion and infusion of doubt. Just don’t believe it. Remember, mercury is retrograde in Taurus, so depending on our logic and thinking to get us out of this confusion spell is only playing into the ego’s game. Our focus should rather be on ignoring these negative thoughts and preoccupying ourselves with helping others, or catching up on broken promises of things we have been putting off. If we really have that much time on our hands it's Spring, clean your garage or basement if you must.
Thursday is the day I have been building up to. Pluto, the planet of awakening, intensity, and regrets is going retrograde until the end of this September. When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to be moving backward in the zodiac (from our POV here in planet earth) and it is a time of interruption of its normal flow. Now, YOUR normal flow of Pluto really depends on where you stand with this archetype and of course where this is happening in your chart. I cannot write out all the possibilities, but this is really all about how we use our power in commerce, how we use our money, and our physical power. If we are greedy by nature, then this is an opportunity to be broken up and begin to cultivate generosity; if on the other hand, we are naturally generous, then that too will be broken up and maybe we will see how we are giving too much. These are just examples, and a personal insight will require a personal reading of your chart. Red blood cells are in focus as well as bones and the digestive track, so take care of your immune system, digestive system and bone health, CHEW YOUR FOOD! That’s all I am going to say about this for now, we have until September guys!
Also, Jupiter is square Pluto, and now they are both retrograde - OMG! This is really about not repeating cycles and looking within and really seeing where we are trading love for power. At its core, Pluto wants us to upgrade and Jupiter wants us to expand, but sometimes they need to push us with other means. We need to be careful of power games, controlling others, and doing whatever we want to get what we want. We can only ever control ourselves and if we want to get off a cycle of rinse and repeat and move into a state of harmony, we need to use this retrograde to move within and into the realm of self-control and personal power.
It’s going to be great.
Friday has positive energy to bestow onto us. Happiness is available, and for no reason really - it’s just there. We are building the loving reality we want to live in (this could be a family, or a deeper level in a relationship). If we love it, it will happen. Love is the greatest healer, and we are healing anything that is getting in the way from giving us that happy end feeling. We are still working with the energies from Tuesday of yin and yang also. Where do we stand with the effects from Tuesday?
Saturday is, as always, the accumulation of the entire week and it was a big one! We are still building with discipline, love and logic, yin and yang, left brain and right brain, and heart and mind to really reveal something ultra-fantastic! Our journey is getting a boost of fresh wind so that we can make it happen. It’s really quite nice if we keep those negative thoughts at bay and not feel burdened by what we have taken on to rather see it as an opportunity to celebrate in our ability to work and accomplish the task of bringing the spiritual into the material.
So, this week:
- Try some breathing exercises.
- Use discipline to be and remain unique.
- Enjoy the stillness.
- BACKUP YOUR DATA!
- Letting go of wanting to change others and control your own ego.
- Be aware of confusion spells.
- Chew your food!
- Understand what Pluto retrograde is about for you (read thursday above).
- We are building the reality of love that we want.
Keep negative thoughts at bay and put your best foot forward!
In my weekly write-ups, I refrain from using “astrological jargon” because it really doesn't make sense to people who know nothing about archetypal astrology. But I do indicate my science in the footer. General transit forecasts tell us what is going on in the world and how people are acting in general. Detailed and specific forecasts are of course read in relation to your birth chart. Meanwhile, if you want a more detailed explanation of where these energies are manifesting specifically for you, book a dash astrology session with me.
Weekly Astrology Program, Week 16
April 16 - April 22, 2017
Based on the following transits of week 15, 2017: Sun in Aries, Sun trine Saturn, Sun conjunct Uranus, Sun semi-square Neptune, Mars sextile Venus, Mars quintile Neptune, Mars sextile Chiron, Mercury conjunct Sun, Mercury semi-square Neptune, Moon semi-square Neptune, Sun semi-square Neptune, Sun moves into Taurus, Mercury retrograde, Pluto goes Retrograde in Capricorn, Jupiter retrograde in Libra, Venus in Pisces, Venus square Saturn, Venus conjunct Chiron, Venus sextile Mars, Saturn trine Uranus, Saturn square Venus, Saturn trine Mercury.