Archives for the month of: June, 2013

Lordy, lordy, here we go again.   Mercury just threw on the brakes June 26th for the start of another 3-week retrograde.  Did you see the planetary smoke rolling from its cosmic track? I couldn’t see through the clouds, myself, but I’m sure I heard the squeal of the reverse thrust.  So what now?  Let’s take a look.

For decades planetary retrogrades have been met with fear, with Mercury topping the Anxiety Meter.  Mercury retrogrades were notorious for bringing out the weaknesses in any electronic or mechanical device and confusing all manner of communication.  Can that still happen?  Of course, yet with the energies as they are now these things happen routinely anyway.  I’m not sure how Mercury feels about this, but it’s likes “somebody” stole his thunder.  (I almost feel like sending him a condolence card.)  Mercury is as powerful as ever, yet the erratic energies normally attributed to him at times like these are now a part of daily life.  Have you noticed?  And when you look at it that way, it really reduces the fear meter, doesn’t it?

That said, retrogrades serve a purpose.  Each planet beams a specific energy.  At points of retrograde (when the planet slows and appears to be stalling then moving in reverse) it’s time for a review.  The placement in a person’s chart will determine which aspects of life will be affected.  The degree at which it lays, or positions, tells its focused intent.

And so the review begins.  Things we chose not to finish demand attention. Or the washing machine that groaned for a year finally dies—when we can least afford it. Relationship weaknesses rear for another go-round.  Personal issues we thought we’d buried or already dealt with suddenly stand front and center before our amazed eyes.

Right now, Mercury joined three other planets in retrograde; Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn.  With all this “review” energy, it feels like studying for final exams, doesn’t it?  Well, it’s not quite like that, but close.  Things do repeat until we either “get it,” clear it, or integrate it.  And no time is this more evident than during retrogrades.

Here’s the good news.  Once we see these things for what they are, we are empowered to do something about it.  There’s no need to feel like a victim of the energies or anyone else.  See it for what it is and shift the energy around it.  Make a new choice.  If communication lines fail, perhaps it’s an invitation to reconnect with yourself in some way.  When our toys quit working, maybe it’s an invitation to explore the lost gift of silence or focus that time on something more valuable—like our families.  Rather than meet the unexpected with anger, look for the gift or hidden meaning.  It’s there, I promise you.

As I said, retrogrades serve a purpose.  Neptune in retro can bring recurrent or strange dreams from your past.  Ask yourself what each item in the dream represents to you and then piece those together to see a clearer picture of its message.  Pluto in retro can create power struggles and control issues.  Rather than joining in a fight, opt to stand firmly in your truth while honoring the truth of another and welcome the opportunity for relationship transformation.  Saturn in retro can bring up old issues of limitation and countless obstacles.  You can ask, Why me?  Or you can welcome the opportunity to use Saturn’s impetus for organization and crystallization of thought and direction.  And Mercury? Well, Mercury represents the mind, so use its higher energy during this retrograde to clarify your thoughts and keep your communications clear, regardless what issues come up.

The days of having to be at the mercies of the energies are over.  We can choose now to meet each retrograde and challenge it brings with a higher choice.  As we do, our lives change and as the proverbial ripple in the pond, so does our world.

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The descendant is directly across from the asc...

The descendant is directly across from the ascendant (As) in the chart, in the three o’clock position (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have an astro-numerology chart anything like mine, June is roaring.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just full and action packed.   Some things are planned; most are not.  Sound familiar?  If so, chances are you have 6s in your chart in strong positions.  Let me explain.

I’ll use myself as an example here.  My Destiny Number reduces to 6.  This describes the gifts I brought with me into this lifetime (along with a few challenges).  These gifts support my career and the way I present myself in the world.  My Ascendant (1st House) cusp sits at 6° as does the cusp of my 7th House (Descendant).  While the Ascendant addresses personality and self-image, the 7th House focuses on marriage and partnerships.  Wait!  I’m not done yet.  I also am in a 6 Personal Year in a 6 Universal Year, in a 6 calendar month.  And within June there are three days that reduce to 6; the 6th, 15th, and 24th.  Plus, Neptune–the planet of dreams, imagination, and illusion–is transiting my Ascendant in an almost exact conjunction.  Yowza!  See what I mean?  Even if you understand nothing about astro-numerology, you can see that is a lot of 6s and cosmic action, right? (Here, I’ll loan you my glasses…but don’t faint from the shock of when you see what I see.)

So what does this mean?  To understand that, let’s look first at what the number 6 vibration brings.  This is the number of regeneration and service through compassionIt enables one to serve and be responsible and is the symbol of the compassionate teacher.  This is a family-oriented number which can extends to the larger family of humanity.  (For some this may mean a family of animals rather than people.) When it appears as a Destiny Number or in the 10th House of career, it teaches that generosity attracts abundance.  It also governs health, so any unresolved health issues are likely to surface in 6 activations.  Oh, and it is the most emotional of the numbers.  (Yes, there have been a couple days when my husband may have preferred living with Count Dracula.)

All of this can play out in various ways based on intensity, vibrational resonance with the higher or lower aspects of the number, and the wonderfully unique plan set into motion for our souls’ evolution in this lifetime.  The more “layers” of a number activated at once, the greater the intensity.  Layers as in Personal Year, Personal Day, Destiny or Life Purpose, and/or a planet or two all at the same number.

Vibrational resonance for these will align with whether we are currently living at a higher vibration (think love, compassion, joy, peace, abundance, wellbeing) or a lower vibration (think complaining, criticizing, dissatisfaction, envy, hopelessness).  For instance, if we are living in “lack mentality,” thinking there is never enough, we will be challenged with the number 6 to recognize where we already experience abundance, be grateful, then open to ways more may enter our lives.  If we already live in a state of abundance, we may be kicked up to next level in creating even more and sharing that abundance with others.  And remember, abundance is more than just money.

Variations are limitless.  Yet until we truly understand what these vibrations teach us, we are destined to repeat some version of the “lesson” until we do.  If we find family challenging, the challenges will continue and intensify until you see how to release expectations, forgive—for our own sake, not for the sake of others, and appreciate the uniqueness in each family member.  (Don’t worry; we all have an Uncle Harry somewhere.  It seems to be a family requirement for life on planet Earth.)

Once these things become a way of being, we are free to let the number’s higher vibration propel us to even greater and exhilarating experiences.  Life becomes filled with more fun and wonder than we ever thought it could.  The number intensities continue periodically, but now they act as rocket fuel for moving us forward rather than feeling like a smack-down or a brick wall.  How cool is that?

The next time you feel an unexplained intensity in a day, a month, or a year of your life, consider this: It could be your numbers.

Now will someone please get me another umbrella?  This last down-pour of 6s left mine in shreds.

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