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Why Mercury Is Not The Retrograde Planet You Really Have To Worry About!

This article originally appeared on Astrology King

Mercury Retrograde is like the spoiled baby of the planets. It gets all the attention while leaving the other planets by the way side about how they are affecting the people of Earth. Meanwhile Neptune was retrograde for half the damn year and no body talked about it. Neptune must be the middle child and Uranus is the oldest!

Uranus Retrograde 2017 starts on August 3, 2017 at 28° Aries and stations direct on January 2, 2018 at 24° Aries.

Uranus retrograde 2017 is going to awaken some deeply buried fears and anxieties that modern medicine does not comprehend. The cause of any psychotic and neurotic behavior will be the activation of fixed star Vertex by Uranus stationary retrograde. This star is in fact, the Andromeda Galaxy,  on a collision course with our own galaxy the Milky Way.

Planetary aspects associated with Uranus retrograde 2017 intensify these karmic fears of cataclysm. However, memories of ancient disasters are stored in the genes of millions of people. Their collective awakening will promote the collective healing of personal mental illness.

Before I go into more detail about Uranus retrograde 2017, I will talk about what it means to have Uranus retrograde in your natal chart then the general meaning of Uranus retrograde in transit.

Uranus Retrograde Meaning

Uranus retrograde in the natal chart is common to 40% of people. As with Neptune and Pluto, it is not considered as harmful or significant as having an inner planet retrograde, like Venus retrograde, which affects only 7% of the population. However, Uranus retrograde does have a noticeable influence with the rebellious and crazy nature of the planet being enhanced.

It suggests that in a past life, you may have caused much stress and danger to yourself and loved ones because of your rebellious actions. Experimenting with radical methods and ideas may have caused a crop to fail or a loss in battle. Perhaps your selfish need to stand out and be yourself brought shame and loss to you and your family.

Retrograde motion also internalizes the disruptive nature of Uranus. In this life you may feel the shock on the inside as stress, restlessness and impulsiveness. Internal instability can lead to anxiety disorders, spasms, neurotic behavior or rapid personality changes.

Uranus retrograde by position and aspect shows the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically need extra development. The optimum Uranus nature is intuitive, ingenious and original. A healthy Uranus is eccentric yet comfortable in self-expression. The aim is to be yourself while not upsetting the status quo.

Uranus retrograde in your chart could show as abruptness or egotism. Erratic behavior or unreliability that holds you back. Such traits could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Uranus retrograde phases, until you make the necessary internal changes.

Uranus retrograde in transit is a regular cycle lasting 155 days every year in which the planet moves four degrees backwards through the zodiac. This is a time of inner change in response to external changes in your life. Aspects that Uranus retrograde makes to your chart will give more detail about the type of change and the areas of life affected.

You may have anticipated a major change in your life or tried to initiate change but nothing has happened. In this case, transiting Uranus retrograde will induce the internal changes in attitude or behaviors which are necessary to make the desired change possible.

Often the changes you seek are to allow more personal freedom. Whatever the case, Uranus retrograde lets you process things internally before you manifest the external change once Uranus turns direct.

Another possibility is that you have been disruptive and rebellious, trying to force radical change. Whether your revolution was based on ignorance or the innocence of youth, Uranus retrograde will bring higher self-awareness and insights about the error of your ways. A period of less chaotic internal changes should follow.

Uranus Retrograde 2017

Uranus stations retrograde August 3, 2017 at 28°31′ Aries. Looking at the chart below you will find that Uranus makes no major aspects apart from Uranus trine North Node. The major aspect in the chart is Jupiter square Pluto and that will have influence over Uranus retrograde 2017.  I will discuss that and a minor fixed star within orb of Uranus.

Interpretations of Uranus trine North Node are fairly vague but it should make it easier to adapt to changing conditions. You may seek change in your life that turns out to be positive. Opportunities that do arise will point you in the direction that is best for you, or your souls destined path.

At the mundane level I expect Uranus retrograde trine North Node to result in a shift of the mass consciousness toward socialism and away from the extreme right. This shift may not be observable until after Uranus stations direct. There should be less protectionism in favor of free trading. I also expect a more liberal or open-minded view of immigration, refugees and other social issues like human rights and gender equality. (cough cough)

 

 

 

Fixed star Vertex at 28°05′ Aries is in fact the Andromeda Galaxy. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and is approaching us at over 100 kilometers per second. It is predicted to directly collide with the Milky Way in about 4 billion years. The fate of the Earth and the Solar System from the Andromeda–Milky Way collision is presently unknown.

Fixed star Vertex rules the eyes, pineal and pituitary glands. It Mars-Moon nature can cause neurosis, psychosis or obsession, all problems deep within from the past, personal or collective. Well aspected it gives a healer of these illnesses.

Andromeda Constellation bestows purity of thought, virtue, honor, eminence and dignity, but also battles with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. It gives love between husband and wife and reconciles adulterers. Badly placed in mundane charts it can portend earthquakes.

Jupiter square Pluto makes you want to succeed, and succeed big-time. It could be a pet project or in your career that you feel this intense drive to reach the top. Success, power and influence are all possible but without some care there will be a price to pay. Obsessive and compulsive behavior will not only cause relationship problems at home but can also earn you powerful enemies.

Religious mania or extremism are possible outcomes if you remain single-minded and self-righteous. Instead of narrowing your field of view it is better to gain a wider and more comprehensive knowledge. Travel and mixing with people from different backgrounds will help you avoid any chance of bigotry, xenophobia or other forms of intolerance and ignorance.

A safer way to satisfy your powerful urge to experience life to the fullest is to explore the limits of some societal standards or beliefs. You can still stay within the law of most lands while enjoying some cultural taboos.

These mad behaviors are particularly relevant when associated with Uranus retrograde. This aspect could also exacerbate fears of death and destruction by cataclysm, triggered by fixed star Vertex conjunct Uranus retrograde 2017. Psychotic behavior linked to Uranus retrograde and the fixed star would also be exaggerated by Jupiter square Pluto.

 


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Why The Autumnal Equinox Is A Cosmic Energetic Hotspot!

Friday September 22 (9:22) is the return of the Libra Sun. The Zodiac sign of Virgo is the star of this week with two planets entering its service-oriented landscape and one planet leaving it. Neptune is also big on this week’s radar because it’s scheduled to come under attack from two different directions. Venus kick off the show when it enters Virgo on Tuesday, September 19. Although Venus in Virgo is very down to Earth and sensible, this is because Virgo cares about useful and purposeful more than about being romantic. The other reason is that, because Venus in Virgo’s goal is perfection, this is a time when we can be critical, worrisome, and hard to please.  The upside is that Venus in Virgo makes us want to display a pure beauty with a perfect figure, so this is a good to hit the gym or get a facial. The Virgo New Moon on Wednesday, September 20, signals that the next two weeks are prime time for initiating a detox, making healthier life choices (energetically and physically), and creating a more satisfying work environment. On Friday, September 22, the Sun leaves Virgo and enters Libra.

This movement creates the third seasonal marker in the calendar year, the first day of Fall. Also referred to as the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall is one of two days a year when the hours of night and day are equal. Libra is the sign of the Scales, and this is a good day to take stock of your life to see if your personal scales are balanced. That might be harder than you think because changeable and hard to read Neptune is scheduled for two oppositions this week that could throw you off your game. The first comes on Tuesday, with an opposition to Mercury that creates a confusing brain-fog. Because Mercury-Neptune oppositions are known to be times when you miss important details, your best defense is to try to be as clear and honest as possible in all your communications. The other hit on Neptune comes from Mars on Sunday, September 24, and is just as tricky. The best part about this Mars-Neptune opposition is that it’s a one-off, but the flip side is that it acts like a mirror for deceptions and hidden agendas. One of the best ways to deal with this is to pay attention to the subliminal messages that you been sending to yourself via dreams or intuitions.*

☽︎→♏︎ Moon in Scorpio: Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Mars’ influence brings out strong passions and Pluto shows very strong desires. People often become aggressive, critical, impatient, and moody while Moon is in Scorpio. There is a marked increase of intensity and heightened sensitivity to personal offenses and insults.

Remember that Scorpio has a suspicious and secretive nature. Avoid social complications. Beware of jealousy and watch out for the Scorpion sting. Please remember to forgive and forget. Be cautious interacting with the opposite sex. However, this could be a good time for an intense merging with another on a deep emotional level!

Scorpio rules the generative system and the organs of reproduction as well as the lower spine (sacrum) in which the Kundalini energy is coiled. The Moon in Scorpio is a very bad time for surgical operations of any kind.

☽︎☌Jupiter Moon conjunct Jupiter: People are sympathetic and generous. There is concern with the social welfare. The conjunction brings good health and optimism. People might feel an inner need for change.

☽︎☍Uranus Moon opposite Uranus: Disruptions. Obsessions with the unusual and unconventional. Independence is so prominent that communicative contact with others is difficult. People are restless, irritable, and stubborn. We might be prone to accidents.

MercuryPluto (alternate)Mercury trine Pluto: Trine is the most harmonious aspect. In most cases, it joins planets in congenial signs of the same element. These energies combine with ease. The drawback is the lack of challenge-getting benefits without effort.

Mercury (Hermes in Greek Mythology) is known as the “Messenger of the Gods”. Mercury represents the mind- the link between spirit and matter, between soul and personality. Mercury symbolizes the power of communication and interpretation: intelligence, reasoning capacities, and the ability to perceive relationships and gather facts. Mercurial qualities include being adaptable, intellectual, attentive, perceptive, clever, versatile, inconsistent, hypocritical, argumentative, sarcastic, cynical, excitable, impressionable, nervous or prone to worry. Mercury narrates, talks argues, debates, writes, analyzes, memorizes, studies, travels, sells, reflects, and expresses itself through the hands as well as the tongue.

Mercury is of neither positive nor negative polarity-neither masculine nor feminine. Mercury rules all communications. It is associated with speaking and writing, educational capacities, and manual skills. Mercury is essentially active in the versatile, talkative sign of Gemini. Mercury’s nature is also strengthened in a analytical Virgo. Pure Mercurial expression becomes difficult in Sagittarius and in Pisces, which relate and communicate more through hopes and beliefs than through facts. The symbol for Mercury, Mercury, is the crescent, the circle and cross. It marks the receptivity of the soul through the exaltation of the spirit over matter.

Pluto can be considered the higher octave of Mars. It is named after the god of Hades. It was discovered in 1930 and although is not considered a planet now in 2017, the celestial pull still exists. Pluto represents those elements which have not yet been integrated into the collective consciousness. It has an eccentric orbit which crosses Neptune’s, making it closer to the Sun than Neptune. This last happened from January 1979 through March 1999, with Pluto at perihelion, the point of orbit closet to the Sun, in 1989. Also, while seven of the eight planets have orbits within 3°  of the ecliptic, Pluto has a very sharp tilt of 17° . Pluto’s unusual orbit shows that it is not yet in tune with the rest of our solar system. This also suggests Pluto might be a recent addition to our solar system or an ex-satellite of Neptune.

Pluto represents the urge to transform, to regenerate-bringing rebirth. It is a symbol of decay, contamination, infection, destruction, desire, obsession, disintegration, and elimination, but is also a symbol of a cleansing, healing catharsis.


☉→♎︎ Sun in Libra: Libra being positive and cardinal, is active and aggressive. However, Libra has been called the “iron hand in the velvet glove” because its aggressiveness is not usually obvious.  This mode of expression combines with the flowing communicative and intelligence of the air signs. Libra is like its complement, Aries, but now the “me first” energy is searching for balance. The glyph of Libra is symbolic of the setting Sun, expressing the balance between night and day, between self and others. While Libra is considered to have a positive polarity(yang), it is ruled by negative (yin) Venus, the receptive planet of charm and indecisive. They easily see the value of each point of view other because they do not hold a definite opinion of their own. In their search for balance, Libras strive to show both sides-sometimes for arguments sake only. Usually they are easygoing, diplomatic, idealistic, romantic, and have a very refined appearance. On the other hand, Libras can be gullible, frivolous, and flirtatious.

☽︎Sextile-symbol.svgVenusMoon sextile Venus: Generally similar to the conjunction, but more pronounced. Personalities mellow. Dispositions are pleasant. There is an increased interest in the arts.

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Excerpt from Angel Numbers:

Number 922 is a combination of the energies and vibrations of number 9 and number 2, with number 2 appearing twice, magnifying its influences. Number 9 denotes endings and conclusions and relates to the Universal Spiritual Laws, a higher perspective and expansive viewpoint, strength of character, non-conformity, the concept of karma, leadership and leading life as a positive example for others, altruism, humanitarianism and lightworking. Number 2 is associated with balance, harmony, duality, peace, adaptability, service to others, diplomacy, receptivity and love, charm, understanding others, mediation and co-operation, consideration, faith and trust, your life purpose, support and encouragement.

Angel Number 922 brings a message from the angels that you are being supported and guided as it is now an important time of manifestation. Keep your thoughts on your highest spiritual goals and aspirations in order to manifest all that you require along your path. Maintain faith and trust in yourself and the Universal Energies as you fulfill your life mission and soul purpose.

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Reiki and Frequency Healing Sessions In The Comfort Of Your Home

“A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventha

I know that inside each of us is the power and ability to help alleviate the weight we carry. 

I have been there, in the darkest times of my own shadow, barely able to recognize myself, letting people who truly loved me slip through the cracks. I also knew my light could help me. I could feel it still there before I decided to choose to live in lower energy frequencies. I remember the exact moment that I was full of source energy and that same energy which created every single conscious and unconscious element around me, was available to me. I stepped back into the light. I am not going to tell you it was hard because it wasn’t.

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Cannabis Is Bringing Together A New Sisterhood In Boulder

This article originally appeared on MassRoots.com


At least 158 Million people worldwide use Cannabis for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual purposes. This number increases daily as more people understand the power of this plant, and women in Colorado are coming together to prove they also can benefit from the community it brings.

Entrepreneur and hierophant that Cannabis can help woman dissolve “the competition complex,” Maggie Murphy of Colorado, also known as The Stoned Housewife, is blazing this path with The Green Lodge Goddess Gathering.

Once each month, with dates currently scheduled through June 2017 at the Vali Soul Sanctuary in Boulder, healers from all over the world are invited to enrich the lives of the women at the Green Lodge Goddess Gatherings. The theme, though always centered around indigenous Earth Medicine, changes each month, so ladies are encouraged to attend as many as possible to build upon previous teachings. While the theme may change, Maggie insists that one thing is for certain,

“Participants can expect that Loren, the house Kundalini instructor, will push them and enhance their moon flow by giving them specific sound currents and mantras to open up the neural pathways and promote healing.”

Regular attendee, Danielle Webster shared her thoughts about the most recent gathering,

“I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment.”

 

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Green Goddess Gathering – Boulder, CO

 

This Article Originally Appeared on DanielleWebster.com


Attending the Green Goddess Gathering was something I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I didn’t know what to expect because I wasn’t entirely sure what it was about, or what would happen, but I ended up learning a lot without learning about anything specifically.

I entered the environment really tired and exhausted after a long day. The initial community getting to know one another was nice as you get to talk to fellow girls that came as well as take part in the communal passing of the peace pipe as well as indulging in some cannabis samples that were supplied from guest vendors.

I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment.

It’s amazing what a little bit of safe space, and some like minded women can do to your soul. I felt like anything I were to do or say would be accepted, and that feeling takes you far places. We all learned beautiful mantras taught to us by a Kundalini Yoga master, Loren. These not only were peaceful but pushed us past our limits. Slight movements and isometric movements, combined with chants and sounds can do so much for your spiritual body and mind.

We all were together chanting, moving, and holding our bodies. Loren pushed us as we did forms of yoga ‘exercises’ we’ve never done before and as a team we all learned how hard it is to sit still. Certain chants made us laugh together, others made us cry, but overall we all felt 100% more connected than when we had began the gathering.

With intermittent weed smoking and endless hugs, we all ended the class with a gift exchange. Seriously, what more could women want besides bud, hugs, and presents??? Put on by woman boss Maggie Murphy, this goddess gathering was truly inspirational and I can definitely say that the peaceful and calming energy of sitting and tuning in can provide you more energy than you ever thought possible. I left feeling re-charged, happier, and having a better state of mind than when I entered.

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Indigenous Unity | The Green Lodge Roots

The Moon Lodge is a place of woman, where women gather during their menstrual time to be at one with each other and the changes occurring in their bodies. – Jamie Sams


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Long ago, women were removed from their regular duties of family and were allowed to retreat to the Moon Lodge to enjoy the company of their fellow goddesses. With this being such a sacred time, it is vital that that she be honored as a Mother of the Cosmic Force of Creation.  By releasing the old energy our bodies store and invoking the re connection to the natural rhythm of fertility.

Women are the carriers of abundance and this fertility was understood, respected, and honored by all tribal members, never attempting to stop a women from attending. If it was insisted that the woman carry on with her regular duties it would cause the wrath of The Earth Mother resulting in the uncertainty of the tribes future.

So much of this connection has been lost in the societal norm to not retreat and take care of ourselves that an overwhelming amount of conditions have arisen by the surrounding mental patterns of not taking the time to reconnect with our true Mother and Grandmother. The Moon and The Earth.

Grandmother Moon anciently weaves the waters of the earth, her blood, and so do our cycles  follow that cosmic rhythm. It is common knowledge when women join space and live communally that our cycles synchronistically “link up.” This is one of our natural bonds of Sisterhood.

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When you honor the receptive and intuitive nature of other females you tap into something deep rooted in your sacred path. Women have been the Seers and the Oracles for their tribes for centuries. Clan Mothers in tribes such as the Seneca, have the final say in ALL situations.

The Moon Lodges were often called Black Lodges as Black represents the color of the West on the Medicine Wheel. West is the place of Woman and home of the Bear. Hence the term Mama Bear used so frequently. As Bear retreats into the cave to hibernate and digest the information of the year, so women retreat into the Moon Lodge to honor all the gifts she has received from the Mama Gaia during the previous Moon. The darkness of the sky is penetrated by the silvery light from The Grandmother and reflects the inner light inherent in every female.  We each have the shadow and the light. It is your choice to pick which one you live in.

The Black Lodges are the center of Woman’s Medicine and the unity of Sisterhood.

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The female energy is receptive energy. Your female side is in despair when you cannot nurture your personal needs. We all need the nurturing a mother can give, and our formative years are shaped by our mothers or lack there of.  The Green Lodge helps woman Come Back to their true mother, The Earth, by directly working with the medicines, not only plants but Crystals, each other, and the Moon.

Together we join to wash away the feelings of blame, remorse, and bitterness by Grandmother Moon in her darkest hour. To create the beauty we so desperately seek we must release the past and trust the future will unfold flawlessly because we are living in the moment. Fear is abundant and thrives when we don’t allow ourselves to accept the nurturing, courage, and strength of the Great Mystery. When we pause for reflection and rest the willingness to receive comes into balance.

When you retreat to the Green Lodge you are giving yourself an opportunity to increase self awareness, make tangible goals, receive visions, examine feelings, clear self inflicted limits, or simply rest.  This is something rarely available in this modern world because women are far to often pushing themselves so much they don’t take the time to collect thoughts, emotions, or even our dreams.

It is time for women to use the idea of The Moon Lodge and retreat to the sanctity of sisterhood. We must learn to love, understand, support, and heal each other. Entering the heart to discover the beauty of retreat and receiving, Cannabis helps open the heart chakra and thus open ourselves.

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