Today’s photo: Auroras over James Bay, Canada on July 26 (photo by Michel Tournay, posted on Spaceweather.com) A RARE (and already infamous) grand sextile occurs tomorrow. The Moon will come into alignment with Pluto and Venus to create a Grand Earth Trine, while Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are still holding the energy of the Grand Water Trine that was exact last week. These two overlapping triangles create a six-sided configuration in the sky, that astrologers call a “Star of David” formation. If you search online using the keywords “Star of David astrology” or “diamond tetrahedron,” you’ll find a lot of opinions and discourses on the meaning of this event. One of the best, in my opinion, is contained in astrologer Carl Boudreau’s YouTube video on the energies of July 2013. CARL BEGINS by talking about the long-term view of reality, stretching us to think as far ahead as 2020. He does this because he considers current astrological configurations — including our grand sextile on Monday — to be preparing us for the Saturn-Pluto alignment at the end of this decade. I think this long-term view is what immediately resonated with me as I started listening to Carl’s video. As I believe is true for most of us, part of me longs for the miraculous event that magically changes my life in all positive ways. This part of me hopes that my personal experience of “ascension” will involve the skies parting to allow a shower of light from above to wash away all my worries and concerns, and transform me into my higher self (with no further work needed on my part). I am reminded of the Gary Larson cartoon that shows a professor writing very complex and precise calculations on a board. At one step in the process, he has written “and then a miracle occurs,” which then allows the equation to be successfully completed. BEING A PRACTITIONER of astrology and a student of life, I know that important changes tend to happen over time on this physical plane. There may be specific events or magic moments that move us forward in key ways, but most times we still must walk the bridge after it’s been created. Perhaps we can view Monday’s grand sextile as one of those bridges, enabling us to get a glimpse of possibilities and options that lie before us. As Carl says in his video, this Star of David configuration is:”… a concentrated, condensed, transitory experience of energies that we will experience over the coming year… Powerful planetary energy will be released in an organized and stable way, constituting a creative and transformative energetic field that supports the emergence of revelatory and transformative phenomena.”THE ACTUAL EFFECTS of the grand sextile are fairly short-lived, since the fast-moving Moon is a key player. The Moon aspects the first planet (Neptune) in the grand sextile at 6:45am PDT and aspects the last planet (Mars) at 7:09pm PDT. This gives us just about 12 hours to work with this energy and see what potentials it holds for us. If you have an experience to share that you feel is enhanced or even created by Monday’s planetary lineup, please add your comment to my “Your comments?” posting at http://northpointastrology.blogspot.com/. THE REST OF THE WEEK offers us another complicated mix of opportunity and challenge — something we should be getting used to by now! On Tuesday, the Pluto-Venus trine provides the energy for us to deepen relationships, but on Wednesday, the Uranus-Mars square indicates that our need for freedom and autonomy is heightened. This can lead to misunderstandings (Neptune sesquisquare Mercury), so be sure to communicate clearly, heart-fully and with forethought. Thursday is an adjustment day (quincunx aspects), when we may experience emotional cleansing and healing (Chiron trine Mars), but may also have to come to terms with woundings in our relationships (Chiron opposite Venus). In particular, we’ll need to address tendencies to either over-control (Venus in Virgo) or over-sympathize with (Chiron in Pisces) important people in our lives. The challenge is to find the balance point, where we can express love without sacrificing ourselves and can support others in healthy ways, without rushing in to rescue them. By Sunday, the Leo Sun is invigorated, ready to take a risk and engage in a new activity (Uranus trine Sun). The planetary challenges that occur that same day require that we keep our sights on the deeper meanings of the experience (Sun square nodes) and that we acknowledge and heal any tendencies to let our joy be diminished by a lack of confidence or self-esteem (Chiron quincunx Sun). Have a blessed week! Pam
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Today’s ‘Star of David’ planetary line-up features two grand trines, three oppositions, three mystic rectangles and a couple of T-squares all wrapped up in six sextiles – so what does that mean?
Energetically it feels a bit like when you’re driving a dodgem car at the fun fair. It’s part zooming around smoothly with so much ease it feels effortless, part carefree happiness, and part side-swipe from nowhere that hits you so hard it jars your neck and gives you whiplash.
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Beautiful energy is out today! The love is just pouring over us!! Can you guys feel it? I fully realize what it means to be a conscious multidimensional being today! This is the beauty of it! Life never ends with 3D ! There is a huge set of octaves above us! this 3D physical adventure is just like our phyical nails. there is a lot of dimensions above us, and the good new is that we can all be aware of the other dimensions! Just open your heart and eyes, and a new world is out there! Like a mute black and white movie finally becoming 5D, full colour with surround sound if you can imagine! or like a deaf person suddenly hearing classical and peaceful music Hourray!!!
Third Quarter Moon Phase – Moon in Taurus
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi
It has been an interesting and unprecedented month with Kali and four other Mahavidyas sharing the reigns at various times. Today, Shodashi takes center stage, working toward bringing what is in our highest and best desire. Her energy is the most playful of all of the Mahavidyas; she is ever-youthful; and she stirs us to see and create beauty. Shodashi’s span is vast and she is able to work at such far-reaching levels due to the assistance of Matangi – The Administrator. Shodashi and Matangi always work together.
Shodashi’s energy is blissful. We go into a “special land” when Shodashi is on duty. While she is at work putting circumstances in place to fulfill our highest desire she is simultaneoulsy pounding away at the demiurge, the head archon, leader of the pack to enslave the free will and creativity of humanity.
Today we are invited to bask in the light of Shodashi by finding/creating beauty, looking at a bigger or longer-term picture, and participating in the pummeling of dark forces by drumming (if you don’t have a drum, you can hit beats on your leg or on a makeshift drum – anything can be a drum).
To facilitate the connection with Shodashi, free yourself from worries by turning them over to the Wisdom Goddesses. This gives room for Shodashi to enter and settle fun, love of life, and deep appreciation of self as a starry being. Shodashi sees past deficiency and calls forth divine talents and unique potential inherent in everyone. She sees and brings out the good in people. Welcome to her day!
(Note: Here’s an interesting article entitled “Mysterious NASA Video of Saturn Reveals Impossible Hexagon-Shaped Cloud Pattern Larger Than Planet Earth” published yesterday at NaturalNews.com showing a picture of Saturn from 2007. The cloud pattern is a result or tell-tale sign of the type of energy being disseminated by the planet. The Mahavidyas have been hard at work lately to transform the electro-magnetic-harmonic [astrological] frequency of Saturn. Instead of it being the originator of energy to enslave, dominate, and control, it is being reprogrammed to structure open systems based on freedom, upliftment, and release. Saturn is not what it used to be and ideas about it will have to change accordingly.)