ONLY 10 DAYS until our teleclass! I’m getting excited for the event as I’m working on the monthly calendars for the rest of 2014. I hope you can join us!
MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE (backward) this week. The actual station (moment of standstill) is not until Saturday — but, as always when a planet is preparing to change direction, Mercury is now moving very slowly.
Since Mercury represents our communication and thinking processes, this slowing can mean that our logical minds are less adept than usual this week and next. It’s best, given these circumstances, to give yourself plenty of time to think through anything, and extra time to get anywhere if you’re traveling.
REMEMBER that Mercury retrograde supports our doing more internal processing and less external implementation. Mercury will be retrograde until July 1, giving us the rest of June to work with this energy.
It’s not that we can’t make successful decisions during Mercury’s retrograde phase, but it is very important not to rush into anything. And, if you sense yourself doubting your actions, it may be an important indicator from your inner knowing that it is either not the right action, or not the right timing.
The fable of the Tortoise and the Hare comes to mind — “slow and steady” wins most races during Mercury retrograde.
NEPTUNE’S INFLUENCE is also heightened right now, since the watery planet will go retrograde next Monday (June 9). This may increase the fogginess around our thinking, but can also activate our intuition and spiritual perspective. In tandem with Mercury going retrograde, it will be interesting to watch how our minds work (or don’t work) this week and next.
Neptune will be retrograde until November 15. Here’s what one of my favorite astrologers, Bil Tierney, says about Neptune retrograde:
“This retrograde period is an opportune time to review hidden undercurrents of feeling with more depth and understanding. We can and should become more reflective. By being more contemplative, we are better able to receive inner guidance in regard to how we can best get in touch with inner feelings that normally escape our conscious attention.
“When Neptune turns retrograde, unhealthy structures in our lives are brought to our attention. We are given a chance to review our blind spots and uncover the deeper reasons for our vague discomfort [in the area of our lives represented by the house Neptune is transiting].
“We may now take the time to explore the fertile world of our untapped imaginations, allowing inspiration to lead us to greater awareness. It can be an excellent time to further strengthen our powers of visualization and imagery. Self-discipline is needed if we hope to receive this emotional and spiritual enrichment.”
OTHER PLANETARY ACTIVITY this week calls us to make adjustments in our usual ways of communicating and to be more aware of the power of words to support or undermine — intentionally or not. The challenges related to this theme are most likely on Tuesday (Pluto-Sun aspect) and Sunday (Chiron-Sun and Saturn-Sun aspects).
With respect to relationships, a Neptune-Venus aspect on Wednesday should help us connect with others from a place of compassion, but without requiring us to revert to self-sacrifice. There’s a slight bump in the road on Friday that requires us to adjust how we usually approach confrontation and to find new ways to work together. And, a Pluto-Venus aspect next Sunday provides the energy for us to successfully restructure existing relationships, and to deepen our connections with significant others.
And now, here’s the teleclass info — please note that you can participate even if you can’t join us at airtime:
TELECLASS IN JUNE
Finding the Trail Home
Your guide to planetary influences
for July through December 2014
There are two ways to participate:
2. OR, if you can’t attend live, you will receive a link by email after the class airs that will allow you to hear the replay and watch the slideshow.
ONLY 10 DAYS until my teleclass on Thursday, June 12! I’m calling it “Finding the Trail Home” because, now that we’ve made it through the tumultuous energies of the Cardinal Grand Cross, we have the opportunity to move forward in new ways — to come “Home” to ourselves in ways that we’ve not found possible before.
During the teleclass, I will talk about the planetary influences that will be working with us for the next six months, including the continuing effects of the Pluto-Uranus square, the October eclipses, a Saturn-Mars alignment in August and the Uranus-Jupiter trine in September.
I’m once again teaming up with Elsie Kerns, Wellness Educator, who does such a great job of handling all the technological and organizational aspects of the event.
As always, you can either attend live or just download the replay afterward at your convenience. For more information, or to register, here’s the link:
I hope you can join us!
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