Hi All ~ This is a potent week! if you consider that the week before & after this week, we only had 1-2 activations, while this week we have a total of 8 (transits/planetary contacts) and they are mostly Mercury & Venus stimulating other planets, plus our Virgo Super/Full Moon and Chiron’s final ingress into Aries, where it will remain until 2027. We are also in the *Zone* of the upcoming Mercury Retrograde in Pisces (March 6 – 28), while Venus in Capricorn supports grounding things in a way that will support you for years to come. We are connecting to a magical new vision, liberating aspects of Self that have been (or felt) confined or held-back overlong, we are beginning to shape & anchor a whole new reality by transforming our values & priorities, healing Self, purifying our intentions and recommitting to doing things the right way, the first time. This week and month, we can gain some traction in certain areas of life, while other areas are Initiating, or like with the Super/Full Moon, we are also completing things, at a minimum, from 6-months ago. So there is a little something for all aspects of life and all walks of life will be affected, so keep your head to the sky and your heart connected to a Light Source. Magic awaits as you come into wholeness. Now let’s dive into the details of our energetic support & guidance for this possibly life-changing week.
2/17 ~ Venus (essence & natural beauty) ~sextile~ Neptune (consciousness & vision): This energy connects your true values & priorities to the planet of dreams, mysticism & other dimensions (Neptune). You have an opportunity to gain some real traction on making your vision tangible just by connecting to the essence you want to experience. Feel the feeling and that will lead to the physical manifestation. This energy helps you believe in what is possible and supports any artistic expression or active practice, such as vision boards, affirmations etc, anything that helps you hone the actual vision. Steps & strategies are for other planets, Venus only cares about the essence of Nature & Love and Neptune is definitely not who you’d work with for ‘steps/strategies’ ; -) So, tune-in to the natural beauty around you and suspend any usual inner dialogue for a day or two (as soon as you can) so you can connect to some inspiration that is guided by your own Heart & Soul (from the inside-out).
2/18 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Uranus (freedom & individuality): This activation will help you access a deeper sense of authenticity as everyday, routine events may be more enlightening than usual this week. Anytime Uranus is involved ‘ah-ha moments’ are available, that sudden inspiration or the surprising clarity that changes everything – is bubbling near the surface, you need but invite it in (to your conscious awareness to be useful). Eventually, you will have to ground these breakthroughs in some literal way or physical form, but this energy supports the exploration of possibilities. Where can you use a dose of freedom & liberation? How can you lighten up? This energy also promotes ‘authentic living’ – you won’t be able to be phony, nor tolerate it in others this week. Just remember that Truth sometimes rattles those who would rather ‘play nice’ (keep up appearances/status quo) than face the facts, so watch out for rebelliousness, if not in you then in others. This is not a disruptive energy, except to those who resist change. Don’t fight it – embrace it! Change is good, it means you are growing!
2/18 ~ Venus (values & priorities) ~conjunct~ Saturn (responsibility & structure): This is a powerful initiation, when you can infuse your current reality with more beauty & true value, as well as anchor a renewed sense of your own Inner Authority. It’s time to live a life that you create, a life that nourishes beauty and provides sustenance in the here & now. This is your life, and it is way too short to be living someone else’s values or priorities. This energy supports you entirely, for renewing your commitment & dedication to that which is most important to your Heart & SoulSelf. Saturn lends fortitude, strength & resolve to the current process of pruning the non-essential, plugging energy-leaks and protecting what you love. If you define what you truly love & value, (re)commit and channel this considerable power & energy, then you will find that all you need, desire & deserve can manifest, take root & grow ~ with ease, grace & beauty! Venus rules our relationships, often a Saturn contact pushes us to face the reality, and renegotiate the relationship so that both parties can (re)commit with integrity, and at a new level where everyone knows their roles & responsibilities.
*Saturn in Capricorn (2018-2020) gives extra once-in-28-years kind of support, the kind that helps you stabilize the fundamentals throughout your life: home/work or personal/professional and self/other or individual/relationship. Saturn rules Capricorn and is strongest in this placement. It will be initiating in your Capricorn House, integrating balance in your Cancer House and testing your Aries/Libra Houses to grow out of comfort zone and into new territory. Last time we got a Reality Check like this one was the late-1980’s so this is a potent time to let go of anything unstable and all used up so that you can create a whole new foundation for living. Saturn rewards hard work, dedication and being responsible for your Self and all that you contribute to the planet and even moreso when it is in its home sign. Take advantage of this couple of years to take a serious look at your personal values & priorities and how they contribute to the greater whole, for better or worse.
2/18 ~ Chiron Enters ARIES (until 2027): Chiron was only discovered in 1977, at the end of its last journey through Aries (1968-77), but you need only look back to all that was happening during those years to recognize the deep thread of wounding, and thus where the healing work lies, and runs through those alive and born during that time. That said, everyone born 1968-1977 are approaching their Chiron Return, which brings an amazing opportunity for healing & integration over the next 9+ years. And because it is happening up in the sky, it is relevant to all. No one is exempt from this opportunity to heal or integrate your Aries House & Planets. That said, it will also affect Libra/Cancer/Capricorn as well but from different angle (perspective). You may have gotten a snap-shot of what this means for you personally, during April-Sept 2018 when it made its first dip into Aries before it Retrograded back to the end of Pisces for one final *Sealing of the Healing*. What have you learned about being a Spirit in human form? How did you address & heal your sensitivity/boundary issues? What did you learn about how your own intuition works?
Now you can apply all that you’ve learned in the last 10-years to this new level of healing & integration. Chiron’s healing now shifts more to your individual right to physically be here, to have an inherent purpose and to claim it – from the inside-out. I have a little mantra that always puts both the power & the responsibility squarely back on myself, as well as those I work with, I say “It’s always you!” Everything in our consciousness, and thus what we create, magnetize & manifest in our reality, is but a reflection of what is going on inside the individual. That is where your power to change also lies. You have to be willing to face the fears & hurts (real/perceived, known/unknown), accept the losses & defeats, and then get up, dust yourself off & try again. Chiron can help guide & support this process.
We just experienced its journey through Pisces over the last 10-years, which facilitated a major healing of our individual sensitivities, boundaries & intuition via the Element of Water and now it will shift to healing our identity & purpose via the Element of Fire, which means a different kind of cleansing & purification is coming up. It’s time to reconnect with your own instinctive nature, the part of you that knows what you truly need to live and thrive in your individual body, this lifetime. It’s time to activate your Infinite creativity and deep passion for Life, Nature and the experience of being in a physical body. It’s time to pioneer New Paths, new ways of being a Spirit in a human form, and new ways of relating with each other and all Life. The way we will succeed at that lofty goal is to do the individual Self-Work and Soul Work that only we can do for ourselves. It is not a job you can hire-out to someone else. I also like to say “healing & education are the purest forms of Self-Love because no one can do them for you”. This time of Chiron in Aries is really going to push us all to be more self-assembling & self-sufficient so we can direct our own lives better, and also navigate the world more joyfully as well as effectively.
You can see where this may require some practice and safe space to gain any degree of mastery, but we can do it both individually & together. ~ It’s time to be brave & pioneering (clearly the old ways no longer work) ~ It’s time to follow our instincts (though first we may have to connect to them properly) ~ It’s time to face challenges head-on (no more denial or postponing anything related to YOU)
Remember that though we have to do for Self (be responsible, self-sufficient & self-contained), we do not have to do it alone. So this time is really going to support the evolution of the individual within the context of the community or their relationships. What kind of people do you surround yourself with nowadays? It is all connected, if one evolves (Self), the other (Relationship) has to evolve too (or go away/dissolve).
*Note: I am launching a new women’s Circle dedicated to the Individual Healing, Education & Transformational Soul Work around Equinox in March, stay tuned for details! This will NOT be astrologically based but open to ALL who want to practice reconnecting to their instincts and healing themselves. I have created a whole year of healing called Soul Sisters On a Journey for 2019 that incorporates 12 Animals & Archetypes that we can learn from. It’s going to be so amazing! I hope you all will consider joining me then, when I launch KellyMBeard.com and my Earth Medicine practice. More soon!
2/19 ~ VIRGO Super/Full Moon: Ok, I’ve mentioned this over the last few months but we are coming to yet another Zero Point of Possibilities (with one more to go next month, in Libra, before the Lunar Flip). This Virgo Super/Full Moon is a potent time to release the need to ‘keep up appearances’ (of beauty or order in your life). Instead, focus on actually healing what is imbalanced or integrating what is fragmented. Then, rather than a temporary fix, you can and will begin to radiate more beauty & order naturally, from the center of your Being. Virgo is the energy of fasting and purifying, so if you feel the need to do that, it applies to all levels, physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. Fast from negativity, internal or external, and purify your priorities. There is something you must be willing to release from your system to have what you want and something you must integrate into your system to BE who you ARE. This is the completion of an annual cycle so you can ground your intentions this Full Moon for the completion work on the personal/individual level, in preparation for birthing a new cycle of working & playing with others on Collective level this Spring.
As we get to the Virgo Full Moon (2/19), we can really assess all that we put in motion around Fall Equinox 2018, and release that which is not falling into a *natural rhythm* by now. What new system or routine did you activate back then? and where does it stand now, 6-months later? Much of what is revealed at this time, will also help deepen your dedication with the Sag Last Qtr (2/26) because clearly, there is more work to do to align your Internal Truth with your External Reality. Check in with the reality of the various relationships that you are experiencing at this time. Any ‘friction’ you may be experiencing is necessary to help you grow & evolve by the Pisces New Moon (3/6) when you can Seed a completely New Vision. There may be an intense ‘ending vibe’ to the usual Initiation of a new lunar cycle. But maybe ‘ending’ isn’t the right word, think completion ~ surrender ~ full circle and trust that ALL is Divine, even if it doesn’t all make total sense to you yet. Mercury Retro in Pisces (March 6-28) is going to assist your process this Spring. It’s time to run everything through your own *Internal Processor* before getting to the action/decision-oriented Aries energy of Spring Equinox 2019.
Before I dive into our Mercury Activations, I want to quickly share another *Stellar Resource* ~ Cathy Pagano, who recently hosted a Circle of women around the world, of all ages & stages of life, who were all focused on authoring and embodying a New Story! Cathy is an amazing Astrologer, Jungian Analyst, Dream Coach, StoryTeller and much much more! I participated in that Circle and many of us have branched off after to do some one-on-one with Cathy. She is offering 5-sessions for $275 to dive deep into your own Story. She will walk you through the (1) big, collective Story shaping your life at this time, (2) clarifying the Old Story, (3) clarifying the New Story, (4) checking in with your Dreams & Astrology and finally, (5) pulling it all together so that you naturally embody the next level of evolution that is unique for you! I start mine tomorrow – I can’t wait!! You can email Cathy@ImagineCoachingServices.com – and tell her you’re Ready to Weave Your New Story ; ))
2/19 ~ Mercury (communication/expression) ~conjunct~ Neptune (imagination/spirituality): (1 of 3: 2/19 ~ 3/24 ~ 4/2) This is a mixed blessing, but definitely an Initiation either way. It can be miraculous for creativity, art or exploration. I like this one for a personal ‘conversation with God’, your Higher Self, your SoulSelf. As with any Initiation, a completion must come first, and in this case with Mercury, it’s time to expand your thinking in some way – go deeper. Invite your Ancestors, Angels & Animal Guides to answer your questions and guide you at this time. Communing with them is much more supported than communing with the humans around you. So if you need to think about the mundane or confront someone about something which requires complete honesty from both parties, things could get a little hazy & confused thanks to Neptune here. There is always a veil to contend with when dealing with Neptune, but you have to know which side of it you are on so you are in alignment with the Nature around you (3D vs 5D). This energy tends to color reality, misleading you to think you are being perfectly clear in your communication or what you’re trying to express, while others are completely lost. It’s better to say nothing, rather than be completely misunderstood.
2/19 ~ Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility): (1 of 3: 2/19 ~ 3/20 ~ 4/7) This energy is really good for being able to objectively see what needs to be changed, fixed or stabilized in your life or environment. One expression of this energy is a tendency toward depression or apathy, but a better expression would be facing what needs to be done and following through on what you have begun. You may feel the need to organize things at home or work, or perhaps take a class or workshop of some sort that will help you attain your current goals. Either way, be focused but not too serious – balance in all things. It’s when you focus on the lack and limitation that you feel overwhelmed and sometimes helpless. That’s not the point of this energy. It’s just time to take any ‘rose-colored glasses’ off, do some serious thinking, tend to the details, take stock, assess the value of your ideas and make changes accordingly.
2/22 ~ Mercury (expression) ~square~ Jupiter (truth): (1 of 3: 2/22 ~ 3/15 ~ 4/11) This energy challenges you to integrate your smaller vision with the larger vision for your life. On one hand, you can see the big picture in new ways, but on the other hand, you may not be very interested in the details that bring it about. This is another good one for expanding your consciousness and thinking outside the box, but as the insights come into your conscious awareness, be mindful of the steps it will take to make your ideas a reality. This activation is also great for course-corrections where your ideas are concerned and will open you up to learning something new or bring in a crucial piece of information, just keep in mind that you will have to stabilize anything you start and probably have to review some details down the road because of something you overlooked in your enthusiasm for the new Truth revealed from within.
2/22 ~ Venus (love, finances & relationships) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation): This is an Initiation and an energy that supports a brand new beginning in your personal life. Some aspect of your values & priorities has shifted or run its natural course and this is a time to move in a completely new direction, even if it only feels like moving to your own next level (with love, finances or relationships). Pluto adds intensity to the mix, for better or worse, but also grants rare access to profound levels of connection within and with those you are in alignment with on a Soul-level. This is the ultimate support for the power of love to transform ALL. Because your values and priorities are changing, relationships must also undergo a similar adjustment (when you change, everyone around you changes or goes away). Beware of value differences that can cause power struggles which are not productive, that’s often just the ego distracting you from an opportunity to release some dead weight and move into the new with more ease & grace. Try to create circumstances that are win/win and mutually beneficial, this will allow any relationship to evolve, rather than devolve or revolve back into the new cycle and thus, repeating a negative pattern.
2/23 ~ Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation): (1 of 3: 2/23 ~ 3/16 ~ 4/10) This energy provokes the need to delve deeper into any ideas or information being presented at this time, whether personal or professional. You will want to dig deeper, ask the hard questions and gather insights that are deeper and more profound than usual. In your professional/public life, you may find yourself doing better due-diligence and in your personal/private life, you may find yourself digging a little deeper into your own mental patterns & personal history (that has led to ‘now’). As you make these connections and begin to grasp these new insights, they will gain traction and you will become more grounded in your own Truth. We all get excited about those kind of ah-ha moments, and you may find yourself wanting to share them with others who may or may not be ready to hear such deep Truths or have the conscious awareness to even process them, so use some discernment around who and when you share these new-found, deeper insights about your Self or Others.
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