For February 2017:
February, with its frequencies of the “2”, brings to us the softer, feminine energies of compassion, sensitivity, balance, service, diplomacy, consideration and adaptability. It resonates with partnerships and relationships of all kinds, even within ourSelves. It can show us polarities, which separate us, or offer us ways to build bridges across those differences through awareness, higher perspective, intuition and heartfelt love. It is said to resonate with the Moon, receptive co-ruler (with the Sun) of our individual Spirit. The “2” is a uniting force. In Cosmic Consciousness, Pisces represents the 2 o’clock mansion of Spiritual Wisdom, where we go beyond (imagined) limitations imposed by the ego in order to ultimately realize our unlimited connection to one another. We face the fears and doubts thrown up by the ego to keep us separate, mastering our Selves in the process, through trusting our Selves and having faith in the Divine; it is indeed Divine Love activating through us.
For January 2017:
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2017! According to Cosmic Consciousness, we begin the New Year and the Cosmic Clock when the Sun enters Capricorn on Dec. 21, the day of the Winter Soulstice. The calendar year creates new beginnings of its own: January 1, 2017 marks the first day of the first month of the first year of a new cycle that ends in 2025, 9 years from now. 2017 is a Universal 1 year, where we plant the seeds of intention for the forthcoming year, and the entire 9-year cycle. Jan. 1 marks the 1:1:1 Star gate, downloading us with new energies, opening the Lightdoor to new possibilities limited only by preconceptions or beliefs. There will be other triple-1 star gates, on Jan. 10 and Jan. 19, but the first downloads will be the purest.
Welcome to the 12th month of a very tumultuous year of endings. Endings automatically bring new beginnings, and as Charles Eisenstein put it, we are between stories now; the old one is finished, and the new story hasn’t yet been written. In Cosmic Consciousness, the 12th hour is where we connect with Source energies, striving to accept new beginnings based on the results of past actions as delivered by Source; we accept and align with these new beginnings, and allow Source to direct us. We learn to tap into our higher authority through stillness, meditation and an open heart, working to strengthen the quality of our connection with Source. The ‘12’ energies are related to Pisces, which represents Divine Wisdom and the act of facing and mastering our fears and moving beyond our limitations as we travel through unchartered waters like we are now. The ‘12’ combines the energies of ‘1’, new beginnings, creating our own reality; and ‘2’, coming together, seeking balance, and expressing Love. It represents a new cycle of experience and regeneration towards higher consciousness and wisdom, and we are called to keep the faith, keep our thoughts positive, and welcome, not fear, new experiences.
December 1 finds the Sun finishing his intersection (T-square) with the wide-open Neptune/Orcus bridge, with the Earth/Soul Star bridge in tow. The Sun also makes a new cycle with Antares on that day. Mercury made his own connections with these archetypes at 9 Sag on Nov. 17, but now it’s the Sun’s turn, completing the Divine Masculine connection with this bridge and new cycle. As a harbinger for the month, the Sun shines his Light on our shadows, pushing aside the veils and allowing us to catch a glimpse of who we really Are, reactivating our higher consciousness and awareness of how to work with those shadows, whose darkness reflects our own Light.
Chiron stations direct, Vesta stations retrograde, making both very powerful, and Venus makes a Power stepping stone with Eris—all before noon! It is time to bring joy, Love and devotion towards healing the existing polarities; acting with joy, Love and devotion to finding the blessing in everything will in fact cause more disruption that will eventually heal us all. It is the road we are on.
The Light Bridge
Last month the Neptune/Orcus Light Bridge aligned with the Earth and Soul Star Chakras in a once-in-a-lifetime conjunction. All the lower body planets connected with these bridges, and although the nodes are slowly moving away, the Light Bridge remains open for some time. As mentioned before, our very consciousness (the Sun) makes an intersection with these incredible energies, connecting with the deep shadow of Antares. Although it seems dark right now, we have the higher consciousness and clarity of Neptune to guide us. In addition, Juno adds her energies to this intersection on Dec. 2, reminding us that there is no Light without shadow, and as dark as the shadow is, that’s how brilliant is the Light; they are both part of divine Unity of All. The heart gets her chance to be resourceful with Neptune and manifest with Orcus on Dec. 15, calibrating and raising her vibration to the highest form of Love. We get another chance to integrate our creative and expressive energies with our newly enlightened and expanded awareness when the Sun resources Neptune and manifests with Orcus on Dec. 30. Mars, the co-ruler of the divine feminine, won’t reach the Light Bridge until New Year’s Day, making a new cycle with Neptune.
Our higher minds were stretched to encompass more of these evolutionary, clarifying energies when Mercury made his T-square with Neptune/Orcus. This is a huge upgrade, requiring refinement, reinforcement and alignment to grasp and work with these vast energies. Mercury manifests with Orcus and resources Neptune not once (Dec. 9-10) but twice (Dec. 27), the second time during his retrograde cycle, and he is out of bounds until Dec. 17. There is so much to understand and communicate; if we have done our karmic homework we will increase our capacity to receive this understanding. It will take another month for these aspects to perfect themselves, recalibrating the multidimensional wisdom gleaned from the reintegration of Source energies.
The Disrupters and the Midwife
Because Uranus, Ceres and Eris are traveling so closely together the connections they make with the lower body planets come in bunches. Mars is resourceful with all three archetypes (in that order) from Dec. 6 –Dec. 9; we would do well to pay attention to and nurture our bodies and environment during this time. The Sun manifests with these planets Dec. 12 and 13; it’s best to be mindful and stay positive, since what we create from within manifests into the world. Venus makes a stepping stone with Eris on Dec. 1, while in uncharted territory, asking us to be brave and raise our hearts above the dramas around us. (She ends her out of bounds journey on Dec. 3.) Fittingly, she brings her heart-centered energies resourcefully to Uranus on Christmas Day, the day Christ Consciousness manifested physically on Earth, disrupting and changing the world forever. On Dec. 26 Venus meets Ceres by resource, and does the same with yet another connection with Eris on Dec. 27. Keep your hearts wide open; Love is both our shield and our weapon and it’s taking us to new places.
Ceres has been traveling with or near Uranus and Eris since their first conjunction in June 2016. Ceres got as far as 5 Taurus before she went retrograde Sept. 1, joining Uranus and Eris as they are both retrograding. The Great Disrupters met again on Sept. 25, with Eris 10 degrees away; it wasn’t until Nov. 17 that Ceres caught up with Eris, with both moving towards Source. On Dec. 8 Ceres stations direct, refraining from a conjunction with Uranus, before she meets Eris again for a new cycle on Dec. 31. Ceres is present for endings and beginnings: she nurtures us through our losses and difficult passages, supporting us in our rebirth, bringing us to the portal of transformation, especially when the disruptions caused by our gradually awakening and expanding awareness signals that we can’t go on as before. What a way to end the year!
Changing Social Consciousness
Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Sagittarius are traveling resourcefully (in a sextile) all month, providing support for each other as they prepare to come together for their new cycle in 2020. We are expanding in our ability to stand up for our Selves with newfound authority, triggered into action by Mars on Dec. 1 manifesting with Jupiter, and Dec. 3 with a resource to Saturn. The Sun shines his Light on our social consciousness with a sextile to Jupiter (Dec. 9) and a new cycle with Saturn (Dec. 10), illuminating authentic new ways to interact with each other. Throughout the month Jupiter gets closer to Haumea and the Uranus/Eris/Ceres bridge; on Dec. 24 Saturn manifests with Uranus, promising a sudden revelation or realization that comes from our inner guidance system, or something shocking that causes us to stand more powerfully in our Truth. Jupiter bridges Uranus two days later, reminding us that these disruptions expand and deepen our wisdom if we go with the bigger picture. Chiron contacts each of the social planets with a steppingstone to Saturn on Dec. 28, and a great eliminator with Jupiter on Dec. 31. We are called to rise beyond the drama and choose the higher path as we navigate our changing social consciousness. The Finger of God between Jupiter, Saturn and Sedna underscores these changes, bringing multidimensional wisdom to assist us in working to choose the best path for all of us.
Moving Towards Source
This month features the last of the Mercury Retrogrades; there was one for every season this year. With all the multidimensional downloads, calibrations, and recent infusions of Light energies, courtesy of the November Neptune/Orcus/nodal intersections, our higher minds are ready for some reintegration. Earlier this year Mercury retrograded between Aquarius and Capricorn, and in the Taurus and Virgo mansions, upgrading and recalibrating the higher mind, thought and speech in the spiritual, mental and emotional parts of our consciousness. This last retrograde cycle begins in Capricorn on Dec. 19, and will last until Jan. 8, 2017, ending on the Galactic Center at 28 Sagittarius, on the World Axis, allowing the co-ruler of the divine masculine to reenter the sign of Physical Wisdom and clear our higher minds of karmic debris in service of finding Truth. Interestingly, during the last retrograde cycle, Mercury manifested with Pluto twice over many days as he changed direction, resurrecting and rebooting our thought processes. This time he stops within a degree of conjoining Pluto, and won’t make that momentous connection until Jan. 29, 2017. We need this time to process Mercury’s new archetypal energies as keeper of Christed Consciousness, to allow a recalibration of our highest thought processes. As mentioned before, these energies are so huge they require revisiting, and Mercury interacts with the Earth and Soul Star Chakras and the Neptune/Orcus bridges twice this month. On Dec. 28 Mercury makes an inferior mid-retrograde conjunction with the Sun, and is resourceful with Mars, connecting our minds and bodies with our consciousness, helping us to come from the heart in thought, speech and action. Mercury’s last connection is a steppingstone with Makemake, reminding us to clear our minds and rise above the drama, since all is in divine cosmic order.
Winter Solstice …..
The Sun always enters a new mansion of consciousness every month, but 4 times a year it crosses the Axis Mundi, or, in Cosmic Consciousness, the Portal of Truth, which signifies a change from one quadrant of the Cosmic Clock to another. These crossings are hugely important, as they affect everyone on the planet, manifesting as the beginning of a new season. The Winter Solstice (Dec. 21) is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with the least amount of sunlight; in Cosmic Consciousness it signifies passing from the physical quadrant of karma clearing (and how else can it be cleared, except in the physical realm) into the next level up the spiral of consciousness, beginning with the Spiritual realm. It is here we open up to our connection with Source, allowing it to lift us up, reminding us that we are Spirit Itself embodied here on a mission to reawaken, strengthen and utilize our connection with Source. Source is pure Love, and that is what we are; we have just forgotten. We personally connect with the Spiritual Power of the 12 o'clock hour every year on our birthday; it’s another chance to reset our consciousness and begin anew. On the Winter Solstice the whole world connects with Spiritual Power and Divine Inner Authority, and those with eyes to see can tap into it consciously. The entry of the Sun into Capricorn is the midpoint between the energies of the Galactic Center and Christmas Eve, signifying the potent birthing of Christed Consciousness on the planet.
On this day the Sun connects with Varuna’s wide-angle view from the highest observer’s perch before he enters Capricorn; we tap into our Source connection for guidance and assignments (goals) we will work on for the coming year. The Sun sextiles Mars, newly entered into Pisces, providing resources for bringing our fears into the Light where we can face them and let them go. Saturn manifests with Uranus and squares Chiron; disruptive energies require standing in your own authority, acting from a deep integrity, staying detached from the drama such disruptions cause. The results will be revealing and healing. Expect sudden shake-ups and/or revelations concerning things foreign: beliefs, ideas, cultures, places—the Jupiter/Uranus bridge is open. The feminine energies are in play: Venus and Juno gather their resources, strengthening our unity consciousness with Love, and the Moon and Vesta are resourceful while both form a Finger of God with the Earth Star Chakra S. Node, bridging the Soul Star Chakra. We have the capacity to choose the high road and clear our collective karma with purity, gratitude, and open-hearted sharing of our emotions, working towards our evolution. These are some of the things we will be working on this winter season.
…and Other Changes in Consciousness
Master Teacher/Healer Chiron went retrograde on June 27, and he resumes direct motion on Dec. 1. It is time to take what we’ve learned about Self-mastery and put it into action. Dec. 2 the Great Messenger Mercury heads into Capricorn, where he will remain until Jan 5, when he briefly returns to the Galactic Center at 28 Sag for some recalibration. Venus makes her way into Aquarius to bring home to our hearts the lesson that we must love our Selves unconditionally, as Source loves us; we must always begin with our Selves. We are moved to act on Self-mastery when Mars ingresses Pisces on Dec. 19. We must work with our fears; seeing them as the illusions they are will allow them to loosen their grip and dissipate. Finally, on Dec. 29, exactly 5 months since he began his retrograde journey, Uranus turns direct. It is a powerful end of a transitory year, as Uranus remains unmoving from Christmas day into the New Year. With the Jupiter-Uranus bridge open there are sure to be surprises.
On Dec. 13 a Full Moon at 22+ Gemini bridges the Sun in Sagittarius, making resourceful contact with Uranus, Ceres and Eris, and a stepping stone with Chiron, hours before; bridging with Ixion and manifesting with Haumea after meeting the Sun. This last Supermoon (and the last Full Moon of the year) is the culmination of the Nov. 29 New Moon, which included Antares and Juno, our unity consciousness and its collective underbelly. This lunation our intuition is strong and purposeful; we stand in our authority, trusting our inner guidance. We are here to question everything, untangling misguided energies and communications from what resonates as Truth, in order to respond from the highest perch we can attain. Venus taps the Neptune/Orcus/nodes bridges, and Mars, on his way to a new cycle with wisdom, makes a steppingstone with Sedna. We seek wisdom and alignment from the highest realms in order to find that quiet center within, to tap into the unconditional Love that is always there. From that place we can access our own inner Light and allow it to shine. Every time we get to that pure clear center we are clearing karma for the collective.
At one minute shy of 8 degrees Capricorn, the co-rulers of the spiritual body come together for a new cycle of connection, this time with Source, on Dec. 29, conjoining with Mercury in the middle of his retrograde cycle. Our higher mind, while reintegrating, recalibrating and revisiting the energies of the Neptune/Orcus/Star Chakra Light bridges, gets a reboot of new consciousness, which in turn, gets grounded into our bodies at a deep level. We face our fears with new and expanded awareness; the Great Messenger has much to share with us that will clear our confusion if we are quiet enough to listen. Saturn, dispostitor of the New Moon, makes a steppingstone to Chiron, and we have the means to heal ourselves by connecting to the Inner Teacher within. Jupiter connects resourcefully with Saturn, as he gets closer to wholeness and the bridge to Uranus/Ceres/Eris opens. We still have more disruption to experience, but armed with our unfailing inner guidance system and expanded perspective, trusting in our Higher Selves and Source, we know that this is all part of the Divine Plan.
There is so much more going on. December is a month of endings and beginnings, as we prepare for a new season and a new year. In this year of polarity and discord, Hanukah and Christmas Eve fall on the same day; the last time this occurred was 38 years ago. This month is a good time to find the stillpoint within, between each inhale and exhale, between each heartbeat, to quiet the mind and let the heart speak. We have waited for this moment and it is here, and we are all Here, together. Let us keep our hearts open and connected, our thoughts clear and peaceful, and our Light shining bright and strong.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.” ― Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny
Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace, abundance, blessings and Love.
Shelly Leal can be reached for comments at email@example.com
Happy All Saints Day, Samhain/Beltane, birth of the Bab, all of which fall on November 1.
The beginning of November is the mid-point between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, and we finish the harvest, till the soil and celebrate our blessings and bounty with loved ones. November is the 11th month, which, in Cosmic Consciousness, is the Sagittarius hour, when we reap and manifest the accrued wisdom, Love, and other gifts that result from our efforts at loving our Selves and being loving in our thoughts and actions throughout the year. It is here we get to face the Truth of what is standing between our Selves and our highest victory over our lower selves and align with it, removing the obstacles or turning them into strengths. This hour is disposed by Jupiter, in Libra; our relationships show us where we are getting in our own way, and remind us to return to, and come from, Love. The number 11 is a master number, representing fine-tuned intuition, illumination, manifestation of thought into form, and pushing of limitations of human experience into highest spiritual perception. It is said to be associated with Neptune.
November opens with a Grand Fire Manifestation between Ceres (Aries), Part of Fortune (Leo) and Ixion/Quaoar (Sagittarius). As a blueprint for the month, this bodes well, for we are bringing forth new ideas and beliefs grounded in Love and gratitude, shining our Light in big and small ways. Through the cracks of disruption this Light is shining; our task is to hold the space of Love and Light for all as much as we can, nurturing our Selves and staying open.
Neptune-Orcus Karmic Bridges
The Neptune (in Pisces)-Orcus (in Virgo) bridge has been opened for over a year, joined in the last few months by the Earth and Soul Star Chakras (South and North Nodes) nearby. This month both bridges are very active as Antares makes a Wisdom (mutable) intersection with the nodes on Nov. 13, and Neptune makes a new cycle with the Earth Star Chakra on Nov. 17, hours before he stations direct on Nov. 18. A day later Orcus and the Soul Star Chakra make their own new cycle, and the Neptune-Orcus bridge becomes close to exact at 9* Virgo-Pisces on Nov. 29.
Orcus represents the invisible realm where we come from and return to when we drop our bodies. It is where our eternal Cosmic Self resides. The nodes represent the evolutionary doorways from which we enter (the Earth Star Chakra) and leave (the Soul Star chakra) this incarnation. You might say Orcus is the other side of the doorways, beyond the physical realm. We currently have access to it through Neptune’s limitless field of higher consciousness and enlightenment; we have the capacity to sense it intuitively from this highest perspective without conscious knowledge, conception or even awareness of it. This can be frightening to those anchored in 3D consciousness; they become confused and seek to escape this deeper realm they are subtly attracted to. The Neptune-Orcus bridge has been open for some time, but now we can apply it to our karma/dharma. We are at a crossroads; as we stand in the middle of the bridge spanning the nodes, our collective shadows are bringing all sorts of ancient karma up for clearing, extending this clearing into our future, which on a 5D level is now. We have already cleared so much that we are ready and able to access the essence of the invisible realm whenever we need to.
All the lower body planets will connect with these bridges, beginning with a Wisdom intersection with Mercury in Sagittarius on Nov. 18. We are asked to apply our higher minds to this karmic clearing through coming from the heart in the service of Truth. Venus, in the sign of spiritual power, gets resourceful sextiling the Earth Star and Neptune, and manifests with the Soul Star/Orcus new cycle minutes before it begins on Nov. 19. Love is part of our evolution since Love is what we are truly made of, so only Love can manifest from all realms, if we allow it. Mars in Aquarius makes a great eliminator with this new Orcus cycle on Nov. 21, reflecting our need to choose to accept and allow the new energies of the future into us (even as it’s already here) by loving our Selves unconditionally for whatever our capacities are in opening to these new energies. We are thus prepared for the New Moon on Nov. 29, when the Sun and Moon make their own Wisdom intersection to the nodal and Neptune/Orcus bridges. (More on that below.) Each of us, at our own level and in our own unique way, is tapping into these deep and karmic energies that stretch beyond time and space, as we ascend up the evolutionary spiral and prepare for the next level, towards Source.
Disruption and Unity
The other major evolutionary bridge, Uranus/Eris-Haumea, will be open for quite some time, reflecting the reuniting and recalibrating of the pieces taken from outworn, dysfunctional systems, ideas and beliefs that are falling apart. We go back and forth across the bridge until we see it as part of the whole(ing) process. We can make changes based on our new realizations, and when we change one part of our lives, it affects and transforms the whole. We have already experienced this process on a physical level with Mars on October 29-30; it will continue in our hearts and emotional body when Venus, traveling in uncharted territory, manifests with Uranus/Eris (and Ceres) and is resourceful with Haumea (Nov. 5-6). It serves us well to remember that we are already whole, and to stay safe in the heart of Love as emotional waters swirl. Mercury forms great eliminators with the Great Awakeners on Nov. 7-8, reminding us to think with the heart and not choose fear even as events appear chaotic. Our consciousness gets to make the same choices when the Sun forms great eliminators with Uranus (Nov. 13) and Eris and Ceres (Nov. 14). In this middle of these last aspects, the Moon bridges the Sun for an amazing Full Moon! You can’t make this stuff up! Ceres resonates with the Uranus/Eris-Haumea bridge all month, entering it when it conjoins Eris on Nov. 17, helping us to nurture our Selves and mourn what is departing, even as we make needed adjustments to bring in the new.
The Taurus Full Moon on Nov. 14 is one of 3 supermoons. According to NASA, since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side is about 30,000 miles closer to the Earth than the other, called perigee. When the Earth, Sun and Moon line up as the Moon orbits Earth (syzygy) and the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, we get a supermoon (aka perigee moon). This particular Full Moon occurs about 2 hours before perigee, making it the closest Full Moon since Jan. 1948, and it won’t come this close again for another 18 years!
This Full Moon asks us to be fully present, grounded and focused as we use our inner guidance system to create the vision of what we want to manifest. High tide will be higher and low tide lower; as we are 80% water, our emotional tides might be more intense as well. Now is the time to tune into our inner guidance and let it steer us, keeping us centered amidst emotional tides. Taurus-Scorpio bridges the physical with the metaphysical, the 3D with the 5D experience. We can only create what we truly envision when we are grounded. Venus and Pluto, dispositors of the Full Moon, are both in Capricorn, getting their marching orders from Source, heading for a new cycle together on Nov. 25. Mercury, Mars and Makemake (the 3 M’s) are resourceful with each other, connecting higher mind and body; punctuating the changing of the divine masculine archetype from Mars to Mercury and elevating it by Divine Law. What an amazing day!
When the Sun and Moon create a New Moon cycle in Sagittarius on Nov. 29, there are 7 archetypes in the sign of Physical Wisdom, not including the blessing of the Part of Fortune (which only remains in the sign for 2 hours), all working together to clear away obstacles to our highest victory over our lower Selves, preparing us for the energies of the coming year. This Sun/Moon lunation also creates a new cycle with Juno, all at 7+ degrees, unifying our conscious/unconscious masculine/feminine Selves. Jupiter, dispositor of the New Moon, is resourceful with Saturn, manifesting with Mars, and making a stepping stone with Pluto. We are planting the seeds of a transformational new social consciousness that will allow us to see each other as equals and work together for the good of the whole. What a wonderful way to end the month.
Changes in Consciousness
Juno, representing the unity consciousness we have awakened to, and the transcendence of duality, enters into Sagittarius on Nov. 6. Mercury follows into this expansive sign of Physical Wisdom on Nov. 12, and the Sun makes his ingress there on Nov. 21, focusing our consciousness in this area of our energy field. It is in this sign that the New Moon occurs at the end of the month. Our consciousness, unity awareness, higher heart-centered thoughts, burgeoning new ideas and beliefs, evolutionary purpose and inner authority are all located in the Sagittarius mansion, bringing their gifts to us in service of clearing away old habits, routines, thought processes, attitudes and beliefs that get in the way of our evolution to the next level in our ascension to our highest purpose. The Divine Feminine has led the way: Mars and Venus have already prepared this ground; Venus spends almost 1½ weeks here before she moves into Capricorn on Nov 11, and Mars, leading the lower body planets, brings our physicality into Aquarius on Nov. 9. The Divine Feminine is working to help clear our karma collectively by raising issues of how women are perceived and treated in the public arena and in our minds and hearts. The fact that Juno enters Sagittarius first, and the Moon enters it last, should not be lost on us, as the Divine Masculine is now ready to face these issues and work with them head on. The divine feminine (Juno and the Moon) is preparing us to receive, soften, transmute and elevate this karmic clearing, and the new seeds planted at the New Moon will yield real change that will benefit us all. Mercury is a foreigner in Sagittarius, making it uncomfortable, but Quaoar, higher octave of Mercury is there to help bring in clearer, higher thought. It is also significant that the Great Attractor (14 Sag) and the Galactic Center (27 Sag) are located here. The Galactic Center is the center of our Milky Way galaxy, our Source. The Galactic Center is the Source that goes beyond the Super Galactic Center, which sources the Galactic Center. All the archetypes that resonate and make contact with each of these points are raised to the highest level of Truth that knows no separation. The presence of the 2 slow-moving multi-dimensional planets, Ixion (our collective soul purpose) and Quaoar (from which the essence of thought begins), in Sagittarius, reinforces that we are here to raise our frequency to a higher level, and ultimately see that the only real Truth is that we are not “we” but One.
Mars spends Election Day in the US (Nov. 8) at the 29th master degree of Capricorn, and enters Aquarius, sign of Spiritual Love, just after midnight on the following day. No matter who wins the election, we are entering new territory; the future is now! It behooves us to give our Higher Selves the last word, act according to our beliefs in a heart-centered way, and accept the results without feeling lessened if results don’t go our way; these results are Divinely ordained, created collectively by all of us. Mars in Aquarius reflects our capacity to bring in the future through each of us by loving our Selves so unconditionally that we allow our Selves to be seen for Who we Are: facets of Divine Love. We must surrender and take down the defenses to that Divine Love so the Truth of our Selves can be seen. When we can do this, we open the doors for others as well.
Venus brings her healing Divine Feminine energies to Capricorn on Nov. 11, crossing the Portal of Truth and bringing together the physical and spiritual quadrants of the Cosmic Clock. Spiritually our hearts get a much needed renewed and upgraded connection with Source, now that we have worked on the barriers getting in the way of expressing Love from our deepest core. We go forward, recalibrating and strengthening our connection to Source, using that connection to empower our inner authority at the heart level. The heart knows what to do.
Important New Cycles
In addition to the new cycles mentioned above, Mercury and Venus make other new cycles during the month. Venus meets with Ixion (Nov. 6) and Quaoar and the Galactic Center (Nov. 10) on her way to Capricorn, and Pluto. Venus informs our collective souls’ purpose for being here with Love and compassion, and infuses Love into those new thoughts, beliefs and ideas coming from and aligned with Source. She is our connection with the vastly higher belief systems we are bringing in as we navigate 5D for the planet. With these new alignments we are ready to take Love to the next level. When Venus and Pluto unite for a new cycle on Nov. 25, Love gets resurrected and transformed to a higher level. The co-ruler of the Divine Feminine meets with the Divine Gatekeeper; Persephone meets her beloved Hades…our hearts open wider; we know Love never dies, only transforms and expands. Our capacity to love (and Be Love) from an empowered place becomes alchemically changed when we surrender to the wisdom of the higher Self. As we hold the space of Love for the unawakened, our own hearts undergo a strengthening transformation.
Mercury makes a new cycle with Juno on Nov. 14, signifying an upgrade in our mental operating system with unity consciousness. More and more we are becoming aware that what we experience is a reflection of what we put out there in thought, word and deed. Loving thoughts and loving words will change our every experience. On Nov. 23 the co-ruler of the Divine Masculine makes a new cycle with Saturn, the Inner Teacher/Guru, who is conjunct the Great Attractor, the Source of the Source of our Source. Our newly restructured mental operating system gets upgraded and realigned with the wisdom and guidance borne of exercising our inner authority. In turn, our new capacity for heart-centered thought informs our inner guidance system, which in turn is receiving deep levels of consciousness from the highest realms. This new cycle can yield empowering new ways to communicate what we are coming to know based on our inner guidance and unity consciousness. The Mercury-Ixion new cycle on Nov. 28 reflects the fact that we are all here on the planet to bring forth that unity consciousness through heart-centered speech, thought and action.
Jupiter makes a resourceful connection with Saturn all month, as part of the waning 2000 Jupiter/Saturn cycle that will begin anew in 2020. Our social identities are changing, expanding through the structures that once supported us but that we are outgrowing, like a dress we bought years ago that no longer fits how we see ourselves. We are also heading for the end of a Jupiter/Pluto cycle, which began in Dec. 2007; the 2 archetypes will reconnect (I want to say resurrect) in 2020 also. On Nov. 24, Jupiter makes a closing stepping stone with Pluto, 2 hours before Venus keeps her appointment with the Gatekeeper! You can’t make this up! Our social identities are being transformed from social consciousness (separateness) to spiritual consciousness (Oneness) through the addition of Love and expansion of wisdom. We are becoming bigger, more openhearted, multidimensional versions of our Selves. How this manifests into the world will be amazing to see.
This month is a good time to identify 1 or 2 habits, issues, attitudes or beliefs that get in your way of being your best Self. Accept them totally as part of your Self. Then envision your Self without these habits, issues or beliefs. What would that feel like? The key is to keep coming back to your heart center again and again, and get out of your head. Take time to nurture yourself with loving thoughts, kind words, and heart-centered actions, even for a few minutes a day. You deserve it.
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."
Wishing everyone a warm, nourishing Thanksgiving!
Shelly Leal can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org