Artwork- Michael C Hayes
There are times when we fly, times when we dive, times when the fires seem to burn hotter than we can stand. And yet, amidst the flames there is something unwavering. Like the heart of flame. Stand still and steady, like the heart of flame itself. Golden white, purest light. Enrapturing night. To this flame moths and insects swarm. Like planets round a star. Content to spiral until fuel is transformed.
In the settling of the ash released from Leo’s fiery, electric New Moon last week we have a week of Astrological aspects which speak to integration, crystallization, or neural-synthesis of recently activated data-banks. Uranus was squaring the new moon, releasing tension, and long built walls well supported to barricade “forbidden” parts of self. Made of stone so ancient, by masons so proficient at their craft we never even noticed their presence.
This is the work of Uranus, lord of thunder and lightning. Who sweeps the storm-filled sky with spikes of light so brilliant we are utterly enraptured. Entranced by the spectacle we hardly notice the “destruction” of the storm around us. Suddenly we realize we are in the eye, awaiting the center where they speak of a calm so pure birds fly backlit by blue skies. We soar and dive, the Eye open to the peace eternally latent in the essence of the storm.
Inhale, we find ourselves in our bodies. Exhale, we find ourselves in the aftermath of broken trees, flooded creeks and valleys, fires smoldering where lightning kissed. And if we are with sand, crystalized remains of life-force grace grainy dens. This is the work of Uranus. Ouranus, Great Wicked Titan who ruled this realm before his son Saturn overthrew, through patience, persistence and time.
This is the ancient God of primordial enlightenment, before the confines of material-driven civilization took root. Before buildings and roads, before human interests would deem the “destruction” of a storm inconvenient and the flowing of a river nothing but energy to be controlled. This is the cosmic perspective granted by the vision of a night-sky. By the permeating presence of our inter-galactic existence staring back at us from the night sky. And yet we forget.
Uranus, ruling the nervous system running through the brain and into the rest of the body can activate forgotten information. Known as the Great awakener, he rouses us from our slumber like children, once sleeping peacefully, now thrust into consciousness. As the celestial aspects this week lead us into Alchemical integration of the revelations still pulsing from last week’s New Moon, may we take many moments of pause. When awakened quickly it can take time to come back into the body, integrate and utilize our newfound awareness. Take it slow, and enjoy the support this week of Alchemical integration.
Sun in Leo Trine Jupiter in Sag Wed Aug 7
Let yourself expand into the new parts of yourself that are awakening now. Explore and adventure with them, shift your view around, take in new perspectives. Measure them each against the canvas of the Heart.
Venus trines Jupiter on Jupiter’s day- Lions Gate Porta-l Thursday, 8.8.19
Venus was with the Moon for Leo’s New Moon last week, inviting us into our hearts and to dance with the hearts of others. This powerful portal ignites straight into the Heart space, with Aphrodite’s love and jealousy both available. Keep perspective, as the Sphinx proudly gazes over the sands of the desert into eternity.
The Moon with Jupiter, trine Venus- Friday, August 9th
Seeing is believing. This Friday evening you can see with your own eyes the luscious affair of Venus and Jupiter in the evening sky. Love and hope unite. And yet if we are too caught up in worldly affairs or battles we may miss it. Or, perhaps we sit reverent with pen and paper, creating the art of the heart in humble offering to the great goddess herself.
Jupiter stations direct- Sunday, Aug 11
As planets wax and wane through direct and retrograde motion they reflect the nature of life in its rhythmic spiral dance. Jupiter retrograde in Sag has had us reviewing our collected knowledge on spiritual questing, philosophy, cosmology, abundance and expansion through experience. Zeus now prepares to synthesize our new cosmic perspective into action that is aligned with our personal truth a little more closely. Notice how you move differently through the world with your new insight.
Mercury Re-enters Leo- Sunday, Aug 11
Hermes has paused to gather as much information as possible about the Cancer-Capricorn lunations form last month, integrating our dualistic nature to be both internally oriented and outwardly ambitious in the world. To do this we must first know where we are rooted. The Messenger is now ready to move forward into living this “re-forming of the Self-sustaining roots”. How has your sense of identity, belonging, tribe and family altered this past month? Trust the wisdom you glean, or at least begin developing a relationship with it as Mercury rapidly moves through Leo, seeking to understand Self through courage of heart, creativity, play and sharing the rubies reveled through your concentrated labor.
Uranus stations retrograde- Sunday, Aug 11
Just as things feel like they are amping up, Uranus stations retrograde to give pause to the inspiration to move forward, directing us again inward to explore the realms of thunder and lightning deep in the soil/soul. Uranus in Taurus, or Tauranus for short, embodies the radical awakening available through the body, Earth and senses. Any downloads or inspirations that have been streaming through since April are ripe to begin the work of planning, brainstorming, gathering information and up leveling your personal practice of increased awareness to make these a reality.