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

Portions of 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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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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Self Love Sanctuary: Sadhana with Ritual Radiance

 I met Loren through Instagram when we both lived 1300 miles away from each other. I had not been draw to yoga in a dedicated form until I met this beauty. She basically had me experience something I had been looking for in regular yoga classes. I just could not separate myself from the electromagnetic charge of the computer to really get into flow of my own.The classes I had been to were not the ideal setting to really go within. I was angry and irritated with myself. I was about to swear off yoga once and for all.

Then Loren and I found ourselves less than 5 miles apart living in the same city less than a year after we met. She told me about Kundalini Yoga and how she was struggling with finding something that spoke to her soul as well. The chants, the mantras, the extended periods of weird arm movements; I literally fell in love again with yoga since the first time I took a class in Knoxville Tennessee.

 

Loren developed a specific Sadhana, a daily practice, for me after an in depth questionnaire about what I was dealing with in my waking reality. Loren opened my heart and eyes to the most powerful prosperity I have ever known, and I tested it out for real! I quit doing all my practices for two whole weeks and literally everything changed again. These practices WORK and Loren is truly a divine shining pillar of light. How important is a Daily practice? Extremely. It doesn’t have to be Kundalini, but You deserve to enrich your life with ancient sound codes and charge your energy field with practices that embody Self Love. Read my interview below with the ethereal Loren of Ritual Radiance.

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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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Treat Yourself to a Cannabis Spa Experience At Home

This article originally appeared on MassRoots

More women are using cannabis to enhance their beauty routine with night creams and bath bombs loaded with THC or CBD. Since you can’t legally toke up in a spa yet, I wanted to do a little in home experiment combining cannabis and crystals to make my own Stoned Spa experience.

Not many people dispute the medicinal properties of cannabis, but Crystal Healing still has some convincing to do on a national level. Crystals have a high rate of vibration so they are utilized widely in modern technology. There are liquid crystal diodes in calculators and the very phone you may be reading this on. They also are used in credit cards, fiber-optic phone lines, and laser technology. Crystals literally power our lives. If we could see the energy fields that make up each and everything, including us, we would all be carrying around crystals to protect and amplify our energy fields. Crystals have their own energy fields and the Crystal Kingdom began on earth before the plant kingdom, so they have a deeper healing property than we have yet to fully discover. Plus who doesn’t love feeling a little witchy?

Using cannabis topicals on your skin can deliver many anti aging benefits by combating wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Cannabinoids, like CBD, are also known to have amazing anti inflammatory properties. Now you can bring your own spa into your bathroom by making a simple trip to the dispensary and your local metaphysical store. To get the full spa experience you will of course need candles and some crystals. To take it to the next level, I like to use a Malachite Bath Soak which charges the water with the healing properties of the crystals. Malachite is an extremely powerful metaphysical stone and is used for deep energy clearing. So if you have had, “one of those days” you are going to make this your new night-time ritual.

Dank Essence bath bombs. (Dank Essence photo)

Stoned Spa Experience supplies

  1. DIY Face Mask
  2. CBD Bath Bomb
  3. CBD Salve
  4. Joint or Bowl of your favorite strain

For the Face Mask:

  • 2 tsp. Activated Charcoal
  • 2 tsp. Tamanu Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel from Plant or Organic from Store
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely ground cannabis flowers

For the Bath:

  • Dry Body Brush
  • Malachite Bath Soak
  • Heavenly Hash Bath By Mary Jane’s Medicinals
  • Bath Bomb of your choice (I love the CBD Lavender ones from Dank Essence)
  • A nicely rolled Joint, Blunt, Bowl

Time to relax

Mix the face mask ingredients into small bowl and stir until desired consistency is reached. Paint onto face avoiding eyes and hairline, letting mask dry while in the bath. Starting the bath water, add in the Malachite and Hash Bath satchel while the water is still running. While waiting for the bath to fill gently take the body brush and start gently dry brushing your skin.

Dry Brushing helps shed dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal, leaving your skin more radiant as soon as you start brushing.

The Malachite will turn the water a mermaid green color. Step in and slowly start to dunk the bath bomb. I usually let it sit in my hand and float it around creating a circle. Then sit back and relax!

For an added healing element you can use a variety of mantras to dissolve blocks and let go of any unwanted tension. Being in a malachite bath is a PERFECT time to meditate and light up your joint! By now you are prob in a very relaxed state. If you are like me and enjoy mid afternoon baths, I would grab a sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid strain like Strawberry Cough, Durban Poison, Ghost Train Haze or Lambs Bread. Otherwise those night baths are a perfect pairing with an indica strain like Grand Daddy Purple, Violator Kush, G-13 or Bubba Kush. Once you are done with your smoke, gently lower your head into the bath soaking your hair and rubbing the charcoal and cannabis mask off. Keep a warm wash cloth next to you and gently wipe away any remaining pieces of the mask.

To complete your experience, pamper your body with almond oil or a CBD topical salve to give your skin that last little bit of glow. Store your extra mask, if any, in your fridge and use within 3 days.

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