2014 GENERAL FORECAST - Part 1
The winds of the Spirit remain strong as they sweep across your world, experienced most profoundly in the multi-year Uranus/Pluto alignment (2012-2015) and by Pluto's sojourn in the sign of Capricorn (2008-2024). It is because of these two integral influences that you find yourself now in a time that will bring about sweeping changes in your world, for these substantial effects signal the end of an age and the dawning of a new world.
Whether in the institutions of Government, Religion and Education, as witnessed in realms Economic, Political or Cultural, in Worlds both Temporal and Secular, really throughout all aspects of what you may have believed to be the more or less unchanging and hard-worn accomplishments that form your present-day Civilization and Reality, all of this seems in flux now and you see distress and disorder all around you. And so your world, this wondrous Realm that should be the playground for your Love and Creativity appears shadowed and grim, and you will look upon it and wonder how it became like this, for it truly seems as if it has, "been turned upside down and inside out"!
Changes such as these, as I have commented upon for several years now, have not been seen for over 240 years, and they have always sounded the end of an age when things must and will fall apart, for all things must pass when they have outlived their purposes. But this, of course, is only the half of it, for these falling towers, these tremors and dissolutions also herald the birth of what will be a newer, better World that is slowly coming into being, and you are the very instrument of making this happen...for this has always been so, and you have been here before.
During the last such period in the 1700's, what I would call the "Crisis of Kingdoms", most especially seen by the experiences of the American and French Revolutions, the world that had been was torn apart by what was emerging from within it. That older system of Meaning and Form was superseded by a new Spiritual-Social-Economic order that we call our present day "Modern World"...and it is this very one, your world, that is coming undone in your time.
This is not a unique experience, not at all. It is in truth "The Way", part of how the Journey of Spirit will manifest again and again, for the one Imperative that resides at the core of Spirit, and so at the core of you, is "to grow". And so it was that 240 years prior to that time of revolutions in the 1700's, turning back then to the 1500's, to when the world experienced another Catharsis of Becoming that could be called a "Crisis of Faiths", (named "The Reformation"), and the European Feudal system and the Ideologies and World Views that helped to form and were formed by that system fell apart.
Out of that disorder, there arose the centralized Kingdoms or Monarchies, and with them there arose a new expression of what it meant to be human and a new Religious, Political, Economic and Cultural world came into being too. Then 240 years later, a similar evolution/revolution of Spirit and Humanity happened in the 1700's...and now, now here you are and it is happening again.
The changes wrought by these Spiraling Spiritual Energies, weaving in and through each individual and family, through villages and towns and cities, seem to be most clearly revealed in the disruptions formed by the loss of meaning and function in many institutions of your world. The failings and failures of Religion, Government, Education, etc., would seem to indicate that the problems in the world and your hopes for a better future must lie out there in these "things".
But this is not the way of it, no not at all. For in each age and time, throughout the course of your journey in this Earthly realm, the real problems to be faced and the real "soul-utions" will be found within, and not in or from "some-thing" "out there". The real source of why the world is changing, and why and how you must be changing too, comes from the true foundation of any world, from the stirring of the Spirit within each and every being.
This Driving Force of History arises in and streams forth from every Mind and Heart and Soul, it comes from one and everyone, for you are the Living Spirit, you and your companions are the Dreamer/Makers, and this is the world that you made, and you and this world must now be re-made together.
The driving force of Evolution/Revolution is Spirit, coming through and from Individuals, and Groups of Individuals, who moved by the Power of Spirit, which streams forth with a renewal of Energy-Matter, brings about this transformation for one and all. And it is through this Streaming of Spirit, as always, it is through this that there will dawn a brighter day, coming in these very final fruits of the Old Order.
It is in that very "Ending of the Old", of what is passing away, it from this Harvest of Meaning and Truth that the New will rise. For it is in this time that you will strive to preserve and pass on what must be protected, to transform or end what will not stand, and it is in this time of challenge and choice that you will find the Seeds of Promise that you are here to plant and so give birth to The New World.
You are here at this time for a reason, to be the bridge between a world that was and a world that is coming to be. You are the Harvesters and you are the Seeders, and so you must look back and you must look ahead too, and then you must turn and face your awesome duty upon this Spiritual Razor's Edge where Freedom and Will meet, for you can only do your duty in the Here and Now.
This is your special and most precious gift, to have this responsibility to pass on what must be preserved and to dedicate your Lives and Sacred Fortunes to the Future, which will be your Living Gift to the generations that follow. Like those known Heroes (and of the many more unsung ones too) who brought a freer form of Spirit-Life into being 240 years ago, you are here at a most critical and challenging time. It is at such moments in history that you can take your place in this never-ending chain of consequences, and choose to make a Sacrifice for those in whom you place your fondest hopes for a better world.
Along with the ongoing Spiritual Transformation being elicited by Uranus/Pluto, there are two other powerful alignments taking place this year that will add to this ongoing transformation. The first in April directly integrates with and quickens the Uranus/Pluto challenge. The second in September/October is another Gift of the Spirit that may provide Inspiration and Hope for the great challenges and opportunities you face at this time.
The Uranus-Pluto Square (April 21 & December 14)
The alignment of Uranus and Pluto has entered this third year and now bring their focal energies to bear upon all those entities having significant placements between 11 and 16 degrees of the Cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn...and that means many individuals and institutions will feel these effects sweeping through them this year, including such larger level entities as the United States of America, Iran, France, Spain, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Cuba among many others.
Though charts having those cardinal positions will be most affected, these Gifts of Transformation will continue to be felt by one and all. I encourage you to read my previous postings about the meaning of this most historic alignment, and I have put them together and you may find them at this link below:
The effects of Uranus/Pluto will prevail during this year and into the next (and many years to follow as these effects will continue to reverberate with their great import and impact), but there is a period this year when the potency and power of this alignment may be most clearly felt, and that will be during the Grand Cardinal Cross of April 2014.
The Grand Cardinal Cross (Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars) April 2014
Perhaps the most significant moment in the great alignment of Uranus and Pluto is to be found this year in this very powerful configuration. Though you have been subject to and feeling the profound effects of the Uranus/Pluto square for some time, it is truly at times such as this when other planets form up to provide a more articulated, complete and complex "resonance of meaning", it is in such a time that you will know that the Winds of the Spirit are blowing strong indeed. The time period of the exact alignment runs from about April 19 through April 23, but there will be a foreshadowing and after-shadowing for any event of this magnitude. I will analyze this alignment in more depth in April, but I will for now offer this overview:
It is in the month of April that you will have the Avatars of Will, of Individuality, of Truth and of Desire each take up positions at the "Four Corners" of the Zodiac, or what are known as the Cardinal Signs of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra. These four signs begin and mark the four seasons of the year, as they also form the gateways for the entry or initiation of the four unique elements or temperaments of the Zodiac of Earth, Fire, Water and Air.
The dynamics of a Grand Cross are such that you are being presented with Four Ways of Being/Doing and it would appear at first that you must deny, suppress or project at least two of these and assume or live out the other two. Of course this is not possible or true, for you must instead find and hold to the Spiritual Path that is founded upon the "Weaving-Way", the Integral Path whereby you will bring these Four Ways, these Four Elements and Purposes together and create and live the complete you, to be Whole and Full in your Being and Doing.
At this great alignment you will have in one corner, Pluto the Lord of Sacred Space and Will, who has brought again his transformational powers to bear upon the Capricorn realm of Earth. Every 240 years or so, this passage has brought about the climatic end of a Political-Economic-Cultural order as a new one was rising to take its place. Capricorn rules Responsibility, and these Institutions and Orderings of your world are the substantial manifestation of what you have formed as the bearers and executors of your most sacred trust, which is to assume your place in the Hierarchy of Life and thereby fulfill your Duty to care for one another and this Sacred Space you call the World.
The breaking down of these institutions has been met by individuals and groups in a wide range of expectable and not so expectable responses. Some individuals and institutions have "doubled-down" on the exercise (and oftentimes the abuse) of their power, for they have fears about change and what they might lose, and they will try to maintain their power, position and the status quo for they see no other way. While others have set their intentions and efforts against "the system", and they are carrying the torch of Creation by Destruction, rebelling, revolting and challenging the old order in an attempt to bring down what they see as a more or less wholly corrupt and unredeemable regime.
And then there will be those who will try to walk the middle path. Some will bravely strive to do their duty, to keep the system working by reforming or restoring it. While others, whose vision remains fixed upon that far horizon, work to build new systems and a new order, striving to integrate with or to supersede the old hierarchy.
What is really being called for here, what is required first by one and all, is that we fulfill our responsibilities and duties at this time of crisis by having each individual turn this Plutonian Power back upon oneself first. That each Individual and then each Group must apply their Will to reform and restore their own sense of Duty, Honor and Purpose which will then guide their Intentions and Actions as they strive to reform, restore and transform these Instruments of Civilization and Culture. But how will you find this path, how will you know what to hold and what to let go?
There is the Guidance, Hope and a Challenge being proffered by the planet which stands opposite to Pluto at this time, and it is here that you may find part of your answer. Jupiter is moving through Cancer and offers you the gift of Water that will help you reconnect to your Foundations. Here you will find a refreshing renewal of the deeper connections to the Root-Truth of any person, group, institution or society.
The hope and promise offered here is that this re-connection to what lies at the center of one and all will ultimately resolve into that Deeper Understanding that we are all part of one "Great Family", all brothers and sisters on a journey, and that what holds us to one another is Finer and Truer that what divides us. That we should turn to those Principles and Experiences that evokes these feelings of being of one origin, instead of being pulled into the extreme positions fostered by our divisions formed by misunderstandings and fears which have divided us one from another.
Yet, the danger of this Divide is always there, and may certainly be evoked here again, so that whether in Tribal, Ethnic, Religious, Social or Political Identities, the Prejudices founded by Fear and Misunderstanding will stream forth and may be stoked by Jupiter instead. It may take hold of various individuals and groups of individuals, who thereby being sundered from the fundamental truth that all are one, will break apart and fall into more extreme forms of divisiveness, of "us" versus "them".
There are two more "corners" that you must consider here, and each may help to point the way through to help you find and walk that Integral Path...yet, it is equally true that if misunderstood and misapplied they may only elicit and herald an even greater degree of disarray and disorder for a while.
The other Principle Cardinal Corner here is held by the Avatar of Individuality, the Lord Uranus who is moving through the first sign of Aries, and forming this multi-year Square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. Uranus will move through the sign of Aries every 84 years and stay in any sign for about 7 years, (the last two times in Aries were 1927 to 1935 and 1843-1851). This passage of Uranus through Aries heralds the release of new Seed-Ideas that accelerate or quicken the tempo of Social, Political and Technological change and innovation. Oftentimes individuals who are born in this period grow up to be trailblazing pioneers in their respective fields, and are most noted by other generations for their highly individualized presence, actions and contributions that often shake and shock their world.
Uranus in Aries is heralding a Spiritual Imperative which calls for a re-statement or renewal for the manner in which each and every soul meets their world. For as you move through your world you meet each moment with this, with your Presence, Persona or Vehicle of your Self, and through this way of Entering each Space your surrounding Reality changes accordingly...and it is this "Leading Edge" of you, your own experience of Bearing and Character, of what it means to Lead (or not), that is experiencing a Idealistic Quickening by Uranus in Aries.
In more general terms, both periods prior to our own were witness to quite dramatic eruptions of Revolutionary and Counter-Revolutionary movements as the people of those eras faced their own Spiritual Quickening. In the late 1840's, Europe was swept by the rise of Liberal Democratic forces challenging the old order of European economic and political power. The period from 1927 to 1935, witnessed the rise of very extreme reactions to the crises that accompanied the economic collapse of the Great Depression, and these varied reactions fostered the dramatic polarizations of Communism and Fascism, and drove the struggle between Democracy and Totalitarianism that encompassed the entire world and led to World War II.
It does seem eerily familiar, the degree to which our time too is experiencing this deepening polarization between the Left and the Right, as forces of Revolution and Counter-Revolution play out in many countries today, as for example in Egypt, Greece, Thailand, France, Great Britain, USA and many, many more...in fact, no matter where you might care to observe the state of human conduct, of how we relate one to another, the attitude, tone or tenor of the debates (or clamor or raging or armed conflict) has been growing ever greater since Uranus entered Aries in 2010.
The Burning-Bright Idealism of Uranus in Aries is pushing/pulling the Reactionary/Revolutionary energies to an ever more fevered pitch, as the struggle being waged between the forces of Preservation versus Transformation stream through Pluto in Capricorn. Uranus stokes these "Fires of Freedom", but of course what is held as "freedom" for one group may often be feared and/or experienced as tyranny and exploitation by another, and vice versa. These Antipodal Positions of one side versus the other drives the discourse and actions of each to ever greater extremes. What remains of the Center cannot hold, and the way forward, of bridging this divide and forging a way beyond the echoes and fears that hold one and all in thrall to the Old seems to slip and fall before the clamor of competing claims of Freedom and Truth.
Standing opposite to Uranus in the Grand Square is the planet Mars, now moving through the sign of Libra. Mars who is your Avatar of Desire and Action may provide a most welcome and needed counterpoint to these highly charged energies emanating from Uranus. The message of Mars in Libra sings of your need to always guide your Aims and Actions by an enlightened social sensibility. Your Means and Ends are to be governed by the mutual respect you owe to one another, because in your heart of hearts you are equal to one another, for at the core of each of you is the same Divine Spark.
You are here to learn to live with one another as guided by your ever-unfolding and ever-expanding Social Consciousness. That by this Greater Understanding and Love for one another you will be guided to the Truth. That the One Way, the one true Spiritual Path for Self-Fulfillment is found when you Act in and by Love, and exercise your Self-Assertion in Selfless ways. By this Wisdom, your actions which serve yourself will equally promote, preserve and extend harmony, justice and fairness for One and All.
The Idealism and Passions of Uranus in Aries are counter-balanced here by your Spiritual-Social Sensibilities that encourage moderation, temperance and above all that most exquisite and requisite sign of Understanding and Compassion...Tolerance. You are to learn, or to remember that you are to treat one another as brothers and sisters, because what is within you surrounds you too, and that you are here to learn to live by this Truth, by your Love for one another.
Yes, the varied beliefs, choices and experiences have created a society of marvelous variations, of diverse groupings and sub-cultures that range far and wide in spiritual sensibility. And it is this very richness of human spirit that is part of the wonder and beauty of your world. Yet, these very diversities and differences may lead to misunderstandings and conflict, so that individuals and groups may become arrayed in opposition to one another over cultural, political and even spiritual matters.
And just as with Jupiter to Pluto, if the echoes of the past which are those fear-based shadows born of failures forged by misunderstanding, if these overwhelm the Spirit of Cooperation that Mars in Libra should Inspire, then the negative shadow-face of Mars may be elicited instead. Then one side or another (or both) would claim their Aims as Righteous and their Actions Selfless, when truly their motives and means were suffused with Selfishness and Self-Delusion.
Let us hope that the energies elicited by Jupiter and Mars will be met with Wisdom and Love during the Grand Cross. There is much more to understand and discuss here, as each planet in the Grand Cross also forms a Square to two others planets in the pattern, but I will give more attention to this and other considerations in April. But there is a greater ray of hope, and that will be evident in the fall when the other major alignment is formed between Uranus, Jupiter and Mars.
The Grand Fire Trine (Uranus, Jupiter and Mars) Sept/Oct 2014
Truly a gift of the spirit, this beautiful pattern formed by these three will provide a greater measure of hope and inspiration for your world. I will write more extensively about this pattern in September and October, but for now I will summarize it in this overview:
Though forming up over the period of about three weeks, you will probably feel the foreshadowing of this beauty when Mars enters into the Fire Element when he moves into Sagittarius on September 13. Then you most certainly will feel the fuller effects when Jupiter and Uranus reach their exact trine alignment on September 25, which is followed about a week later as Mars joins the pattern exactly as he aligns first with Uranus and then with Jupiter between October 4 and October 8.
The Fire Element concerns the Energies of Inspiration, Idealism and Vision. When planets are found in one of each of the three Fire Signs, and equally spaced from one another, they then form a most beautiful pattern that mirrors or reflects the beauty and balance found by this resonance of energy formed by this particular element, in this case a Grand Triangle of Fire.
From their interplay and integration with one another, their Fiery Message will be articulated in this manner:
From Uranus in Aries, you will receive a renewal of Inspiration so that you may forge a Freer Presence that will help you to move through your world with Grace and Adeptness. From Jupiter in Leo, you will receive a benevolent gift of renewed Idealism so that you may lead from the Truth that lies at the core of you, and so find and release your Courage in Authentic Performances. And from Mars in Sagittarius, you will be filled by a most vital gift of focused Intention, your Desires being transmuted into ever Greater Aspirations, as right Thinking and Right Action combine to keep you upon the Noble Path of Wisdom.
These three in combination bring to you a triple Gift of Spirit so that you and your companions may find that Bridge of Light between the Old and the New, between Left and Right, between Fear and Delusion...and find a way to the Greater Truth that there is more that we hold dear and in common than separates us from one another.
We need this reminder now more than ever, we need to recall that the guiding principle of our Intentions and Actions will come to be guided by what binds one to one, and all to the One and that is Love.
I will in the next installment of the General Forecast list and briefly comment on the other major planetary phenomena for 2014.
2014 GENERAL FORECAST - Part 2
OTHER MAJOR ALIGNMENTS and PHENOMENA
I will note and comment upon some of the remaining major astrological movements and alignments for this year. I will offer more detailed analysis for when they actually occur.
Jupiter Opposite Pluto (January 31 & April 20) *also August 7, 2013
This aspect was first exact in August 2013 (and you can read about that here), and continues with two more alignments in January and April, with the latter being of greatest significance since it will coincide with the next Uranus Pluto Square and be part of what is known as the Grand Cross in Astrology of 2014, (as Jupiter will be also Squaring Uranus the same day). I will write about this extensively in April. The fundamental issue articulated here is to stand firm and centered in your truth by the proper exercise of your Will, but in this you must know that you should never seek to impose a truth upon any other, for this violates one of the Greatest Principles of Spirit, that all spaces are Sacred and you must not trespass.
Venus Direct (January 31 until July 25, 2015)
This concludes the Venus Retrograde, and you may now direct your attention more outwardly to consider the reality and truth of your loving nature in the world. You have had your "40 Days in the Desert", a most precious time to seek within for the "treasure beyond measure" which lies at the core of yourself, which goes by many names such as your Higher Self or the Beloved. Now you need to turn and look around you, to act upon this knowledge and live with the understanding that this self-same core resides in every aspect of your world, for it is this which forms the Grace, Beauty and Love that is behind all of this Wondrous Creation.
Mercury Retrograde (February 6 until February 28)
Mercury begins the first of three retrogrades of the year, this time moving from around 3 degrees of Pisces and back to around 18 degrees of Aquarius. While in Pisces you are asked to look within and to pay particular attention to your power of Imagination, to consider your Dreams and face down your Fears. While in Aquarius, your attentiveness should be drawn to the reconsideration of your Social Consciousness as fulfilled and made possible in and through your Dream-Living Companionships. As usual, many issues in your present day life may slow down or be put on hold as you go back to finish some matters that you left behind.
Jupiter Square Uranus (February 25-26 & April 19-20) *also August 21, 2013
This aspect is the second of three in the series and will reappear in its final alignment to form the Grand Cardinal Cross in April. I wrote about this first in August and I will write at length about the final one in April. The message of this aspect concerns your need to find the integral path that combines Jupiter and Uranus, so that each will mutually inform one another: that Jupiter in Cancer reminds you to hold and keep to your Truths that are founded upon by the deepest roots of your life, while you equally hearken to song of Uranus in Aries, which calls for you to break out of old and outworn thought-forms, to free your Mind and Spirit once more.
Mercury Direct (February 28 until June 7)
Mercury concludes his retrograde and you are now ready to take a renewed/refined understanding about your Faith and your Dreams and move out upon those more external spaces that form the materializations of your mind.
Mars Retrograde (March 1 until May 19)
The Avatar of your Desires is taking you upon an inner journey. You will have the next 80 days to reexamine what your aims and intentions truly are. From where do they come, and where are they taking you? It is time to pause and reconsider two points: Is this Goal True for you now? Is this the best path of action to take you there?
Saturn Retrograde (March 2 until July 20)
Saturn begins his yearly retrograde, and once again he is taking you inward in Scorpio to consider what may be found there that might form the obstacle to a greater Union in your life. As before, the shadows of the past, your fears about rejection or loss have to be faced and released here first, within yourself, for only then will you find it possible to experience your joy of a deeper Union out there with one another.
Jupiter Direct (March 6 until December 8)
Jupiter who has been retrograde since early November moves forward again. You have had the last four months to consider the nature of your Principles, Truths and Beliefs. The focus of Growth and Understanding has been within oneself. Now with this renewal of the way in which you relate to your world, you can move out to substantiate this Greater Understanding in your building of a better world.
Pluto Retrograde (April 14 until September 22)
The Lord of Will and Sacred Space begins his annual period of retrograde, and it is time once again to re-connect to the well-spring of your Sacred Space, to re-affirm one of your three Principle Spiritual Gifts, the Power of your Will. It is time to use this power as it must and will be eventually mastered by you, to use this power for what must come first, which is that you are here quite simply to Master Yourself, to have Self-Control and thereby Self-Determination. For only then can you combine with other Centered, Self-Controlled Companions to create and build your shared Sacred Spaces together.
Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse (April 14-15)
The first Eclipse of the year is a total eclipse of the Moon in Libra. The shadow of the Earth falls across the face of the Moon, and the Message of Meaning you would normally seek and find as revealed to you by Luna is obscured by some shadow formed by your present circumstance (Earth's shadow being the "Present" dims the Illumination of the Moon). You will have to more deeply examine the integral relationship between the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra.
Here is information about the Eclipse and where it will be visible. The Western Hemisphere, both North and South America, will be able to view this eclipse.
Jupiter Square Uranus (April 19-20) last of 3
The Grand Cardinal Cross has arrived, and the foundations of your world will shake over the next few days, weeks and more. This alignment of Jupiter with Uranus is the final of three contacts between these two; the first was in August 2013 which you can read about here, the second occurred in late February 2014. This alignment will be analyzed in depth within the posting for the Grand Cross in April.
Jupiter Opposite Pluto (April 20) last of 3
The Grand Cardinal Cross is most exact with this alignment of Jupiter to Pluto (and Jupiter to Uranus just hours earlier). This is the also the third alignment of Jupiter with Pluto, the first was in August 2013, the second being at the end of January of 2014. This part of the Grand Cross was discussed in the first part of this General Forecast, and will be part of a more extensive analysis in April.
Uranus Square Pluto (April 21 & December 15) *also March 15, 2015
Two times in 2014 this ongoing Song of Spirit will form up exactly, as Uranus and Pluto continue their Square Dance (though of course given the very small amount of movement that they have and will make in any year, this alignment could be said to have begun as early as when Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 and will certainly be felt for several years beyond 2015). The April alignment is the fifth out of seven such exact contacts, and is of the greatest significance as it forms the critical element of the Grand Cross of April. The second square in December will not seem as potent, but it most certainly is.
Annular Solar Eclipse (April 28-29)
The second eclipse of the year is an Annular Solar in Taurus. The annular type eclipse creates the effect of a "Ring of Fire" around the Sun as the Moon's distance from the Earth does not completely cover the Sun, and so a small portion of the Sun appears around the edges of the shadow formed by the Moon. The term Annular comes from the word annulus which means "bright ring".
Here is information about the Eclipse and where it will be visible. It will only be visible in the extreme southern hemisphere, most visible in Antarctica.
The message of the Taurus Solar Eclipse is centered again upon the fundamental question of value: where does your understanding arise as to how you value yourself and how do you value this world around you? The answer is that the true source of value is to be found within your experience of your Higher Self, for in your heart of hearts you are Spirit, in your core you are simply pure Love.
Mars Direct (May 19 until April 17, 2016)
The Avatar of Desire moves forward again until April 2016. Now that you have had your 80 days to reconsider your Aims and Actions, it is time to move forward again. But remember to follow the Noble Path of conscious intention, for what you must understand is that you are the maker of your reality, Right Thinking leads to Right Action!
Jupiter Trine Saturn (May 24) *also July 17, 2013 and December 12, 2013
This is the third and last trine of Jupiter to Saturn until August 2026, better make the most of this one! The first alignment was in July 2013 and the second was in December 2013. When the Avatar of your Principles makes this beautiful alignment with the Avatar of your Reality, then you have arrived at what is known as "the sweet spot" of your unfoldment. You can have a most wonderful experience, a balance is found between your Optimism and Pragmatism, between your Principles and your Reality.
Mercury Retrograde (June 7 until July 1)
The second retrograde of 2014, this time Mercury goes from about 3 Cancer back to around 24 of Gemini, and just as in the previous retrograde you are moving backwards from the beginning of a Water Sign and back into an Air Sign. Again, you are being offered a chance to forge a deeper connection between what you feel and how you think. To more deeply understand that your Security and Center depend upon a Mind that is curious, adaptable and questioning. As always with Mercury retrograde, many issues in your present day life may slow down or be put on hold as you go back to finish some matters that you left behind.
Neptune Retrograde (June 9 until November 15)
The Avatar of Intuition and Dreams is turning your attention inwards. For the next five months you will do well to listen more carefully to the promptings of your Intuitive Self who whispers to you from and of your Immortality. It is time to dream a little more, to imagine a better you by following the path of Mystery and your Muse. It is most truly a time to look with wonder at the Creation within and around you.
Mercury Direct (July 1 until October 4)
It is time to apply those lessons and discoveries about your Feelings/Thoughts that you have made over the past three weeks. Knowing better how they wonderfully influence one another, you can take with you that more nuanced blend of mind/feeling now as you move outwardly to bring this understanding into your conduct and communications.
Jupiter Enters Leo (July 16 until August 11, 2015)
The Lord of Principles and Social Understanding enters the Regal Sign of Leo for the next 13 months. This is the time to expand or stretch yourself upon even grander stages, to slip into new and renewed roles of self-realization. You had the last 13 months while in Cancer to restore and reconnect to your roots, to remember and feel what lies at the heart of you. Now it is time to go forth and reveal to yourself and others what you are, to be and live a more Authentic Self.
Saturn Direct (July 20 until March 14, 2015)
The Avatar of Reality has finished another journey within, and now it is time to move with the Lord of Manifestation to make more real what you wish for you and yours. You have had the past four and a half months to examine your Fears regarding Union, of joining with or more deeply with one another. You needed this opportunity to make yourself more ready, to face the source of this fear, "the dweller on the threshold". Now you both can try again to find that deeper, sweeter promise made by two becoming one with one another.
Uranus Retrograde (July 21 until December 21)
The Lord of Individuality is turning you inwards again. Before you can co-create a more beautiful Space of Freedom for yourself and others, you must attend now to the conditions within yourself that may prevent this promise of a Freer Space of Self-Realization for one and all. That greater space of Freedom depends upon your efforts to liberate yourself from the familiar but oftentimes reactive and less than evolved patterns that form the way you relate with one another. Uranus is taking you within so that you may continue your journey of Individuation which is found and founded upon a Mind that is Free.
Pluto Direct (September 22 until April 16, 2015)
The Avatar of Will and Sacred Space is bending your attention outward again to consider the nature of your Will as it relates with and through the Wills of those with whom you share your world. You have had the past five months to work more within yourself, to understand one of your most special sacred gifts, the Power of your Will. The key to your Self-Becoming is Self-Mastery or Self-Control. Now you need to bend your attention to how you and others exercise your wills with one another, for your fulfillment depends upon this co-creation of better shared Sacred Spaces.
Jupiter Trine Uranus (September 25, March 3, 2015 and June 22, 2015)
The Avatar of Truth meets the Lord of Individuality. This is the major element that forms one side of the Grand Trine in early October (the other two sides being Mars Trine Jupiter and Mars Trine Uranus). This is the focal element of this beautiful aspect and illustrates one of the prevailing qualities that drive or creates your truly unlimited potential for growth. Your Individuality or process of Self-Becoming (Uranus) is the real source of Growth or Expansion (Jupiter). You are always unfolding your potential, your Seed of Spirit contains this germ of Individuation as does every speck of Creation, for it is from this need of the One to manifest and become the many that the whole Universe has come into being in all its wondrous and diverse Beauty...and you are a most essential part of this specialness that underlies and gives meaning to this Cosmos.
Mercury Retrograde (October 4 until October 25)
The third and final retrograde of 2014 is here, and Mercury will move from about 2 Scorpio back to around 17 Libra. Just as in the previous two retrogrades, you are bridging the elements here as you move back out of Water and into an Air Sign. With all three Mercury retrogrades having had this linkage of Water and Air, you have been given an opportunity to form a much deeper appreciation of the integral connection between the depth of your Feelings and the wisdom of your Thoughts. As you will often find though with Mercury retrograde, many issues in your present day life may slow down or be put on hold as you go back to finish some matters that you left behind.
Full Total Lunar Eclipse (October 8)
The third Eclipse of the year is a Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries. As in all Lunar Eclipses, the Earth's shadow is passing over the Moon. This means that the message you need from Aries is harder to discern as it is obscured by the Earth's shadow, and the requisite balance you would receive to the prevailing Solar Forces in Libra may take more effort to understand.
Here is information about the Eclipse and where it will be visible, which is throughout the Pacific Ocean and the lands that surround it.
Solar Partial Eclipse (October 23)
The final Eclipse of the year is a Partial Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees of Scorpio. Here is information about the Eclipse and where it will be visible, which begins off of Kamchatka, Russia and races over to Canada and most of the United States.
On this first day of Scorpio, when you again take up a most awesome task (that you will encounter again and again in your journey upon this Earth), you face the Spiritual Necessity of overcoming the Illusion that is your experience of Separation. Today you now meet this moment with the added emphasis and power brought by the eclipse. A deeper seeding of meaning will be offered to those who have the courage to look beyond appearances and seek for the underlying truth.
Mercury Direct (October 25 until February 6, 2015)
Mercury goes direct until February of 2015. You have completed three rounds of Water/Air retrogrades of Mercury. This three-fold dance that showed you the linkage between your Feelings and Thoughts ends with this reminder that for you to experience the passion of a more perfect Union depends upon your Consciousness being guided by true Justice and shared Principles, that you must ever be guided by tolerance and understanding for one another.
Neptune Direct (November 15 until June 11-12, 2015)
The Lord of Dreams and Imagination leads you outwards again. You have for the past several months been disposed to be attentive to the whispers of your Intuition, to be turned more within and wander through your worlds of imagination, to seek in your dreams for those brighter days. Now it is time to take your visions of sweet tomorrows, to take your dreams and live the future you wish to be...It is time to Dream, it is time to Believe, it is time to be an Imagineer.
Jupiter Retrograde (December 8 until April 8, 2015)
The Lord of Truth is taking you within for the next four months, and it is time once again to consider the nature of your principles and beliefs. This time Jupiter is moving back through the sign of Leo, so you will have an opportunity to go within to the heart-source and well-spring of your Truth. You wish to extend your space of self-realization, to be expand your Creativity and your Leadership, but first you must go within and expand your understanding of the source of your Creative Spirit, you need to listen and learn from your Muse.
Uranus Square Pluto (December 15) *and March 15, 2015
The next to last Uranus/Pluto Square is here, and though you have been through this many times by now, this pivotal alignment is by no means "over" as Uranus and Pluto will stay in resonance with one another for several years to come. Though we tend to look for an instance or moment when something is most "exact", life and the dance of the planets is not about discrete points or moments. It is about Energies, Lights, Vibrations, Sounds that sparkle and dance and ring out like ripples in a pond, or chimes sounding in the air, and should be seen as marking phases and periods in time and space, and not as isolated or separate, no not at all. All of these Starry Companions weave and dance and flow together with one another, they intertwine to form a greater Song, and so we too should give ourselves some time and space to experience and understand what is being offered to us by these Wonders sweeping around our world. It takes time to understand....give yourself time, to dream, to hope, to believe...and then do.
Uranus Direct (December 21 until July 25-26, 2015)
The Avatar of Individuality and Freedom is leading you outwards again, and it is a most special turning indeed. For this is also the day of the Solstice, and this winter begins with a New Moon. This is recognized as a most sacred event in the Spiritual Calendar. Whenever a New Moon is also the beginning of one of the Four Sacred Seasons, special ceremonies and initiations are observed and honored at such at time. This is a time of Quickening, and for those who have prepared and are ready to accept the next sacrifice, their Joyful Service is honored and rewarded now as they move that much closer to the Light of Understanding. All should bow their heads and lift their loving hearts to those who live for and in the One, and find their own peace in the words of the Great Invocation which will be said at many a ceremony today:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Saturn Enters Sagittarius (December 23, back to Scorpio June 14, 2015 and back into Sagittarius Sept 17, 2015 until December 2017)
The Avatar of Reality is moving into Sagittarius, but he will pause at the threshold of this sign and go back into Scorpio from June until September of 2015, so you will be straddling these two signs too as he dances between them. You have faced many lessons of Union while Saturn was in Scorpio, and now you will be encouraged to take your next step...to Understand and move towards Wisdom.