The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: December 29, 2013 - January 4, 2014
12/29 ~ Mercury (expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core-Self):
This energy will compel you to express yourself on many levels. Communication will be a focus, just make sure it is reciprocated. You will have access to some powerful energy that can (and probably will) make quite an impression on others (if you need to). This is a good time to travel if possible too. However, if not physically, than mentally and certainly within your own area, you will take in more information per square inch than usual. Pay attention! You may even gain the much deserved recognition from others you have worked so hard for.
12/29 ~ Mercury (connection) ~square~ Uranus (intuition):
This energy provokes a lot of mental stimulation! If you are naturally flexible, this energy tends to make you get bored easily; if your are NOT naturally flexible, prepare to be aggravated. Relax if you can. The Universe may decide to remind you that YOU are NOT in control. And the more stubborn and inflexible you are, the more it will let you have it! Either way, it will be a fast pace. You will have electrical flashes of inspiration. Keep that going, but anything you begin or get into, be sure to check over the details next week as they will not be your priority this week. This week is for creative planning - next week you can figure out the logistics.
12/30 ~ Sun (source) ~square~ Uranus (radical shift):
This energy's motto is "expect the unexpected"; this is a challenging and disruptive energy. However, keep in mind the morning after a storm - the air smells and tastes and feels BETTER. There is something inside you that you are holding back from full expression - what is it? Why are you holding back? This energy, while uncomfortable and perhaps, sudden, is very necessary to disrupt an illusions you may be trying to hold on to.
You may have unreasonable restrictions placed on you or you are putting unreasonable restrictions on others in some way - either way, try to figure out the purpose. The suggestion here is that you need some AIR - you are restless and may be inclined to do something rash; it would be better if you just take a break, quit early & embrace this energy consciously. Otherwise, if you repress the need to get that air, you will create difficulties which could really affect your direction. No self-sabotage!! Pay attention and find an outlet for this pent up, stagnant energy.
12/30 ~ Mars (lower will) ~square~ Pluto (Higher will):
This is a test of what you are made of on the deepest core level and will require surrender as well as focus. This energy challenges you to evolve and will make you want to push through all obstacles but you must be careful not to be so aggressive that you are stepping on anyone to get where you're going.
This is a potent energy that can facilitate major transformation in your life if you know who you are, what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice to get there - that includes parts of your Self that need to shift to be more effective. This energy brings power struggles, either within or without, so be mindful because this energy is affecting everyone at this time. This is the time to tie up any loose ends if you are close to beginning anew. If you do not finish what you already have in the works, it may get in the way of things you want to do in the future.
12/31 ~ Mercury (communication) ~conjunct~ Pluto (in depth):
This is an intense mental energy, deepening all thoughts and/or communications. You may find yourself obsessing over something, either by yourself or in an attempt to share your point of view with another. Superficiality will not be tolerated today. You are determined to dig and investigate till you get to the core or base issue. It's good for soul-searching when it's a genuine desire to know the truth, rather than evade it.
It's not so good when you're obsessing over someone or something which no longer serves (your Highest good). The challenge with this energy is the tendency to "know" you're right, when in fact, you are not. Your intensity is capable of influencing others but be aware of the difference between sharing information and trying to "convince" someone of something. This can cause some opposition.
Remember, this can also be the opposite, where you're on the receiving end of this intense energy from someone else. The best way to use this energy, as it doesn't really last that long, is to turn that intensity toward Self, peel the layers to YOUR own Truth and Purpose. The channels are open for a time and you can communicate and receive information from the deepest part of your Soul.
12/31 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~square~ Mars (anger):
This is going to be a tough one. This energy tends to make you feel touchy or irritable where communication is concerned; feeling like everyone is challenging you in one way or another. Try to step back and gain some perspective before reacting. This provokes debates and, in some people, actual fights, so be careful. If you have any repressed anger at all, you should find the safest outlet to express it - either at the gym or in a letter that you can later read and edit in a calmer state of mind. It is best to seek solitude and silence than say things you cannot take back.
A milder expression of this energy is that you may have to defend your choices, ideas or beliefs to someone else. This could be a simple discussion to a heated argument. Try to keep things in perspective, and not allow the passion you may feel cloud your better judgment. If you have to present something passionately, this energy can help but don't provoke a battle where it's not necessary. Keep in mind the reverse of this is others coming at YOU in an extreme or unreasonable way (for the subject).
Any accidents that occur under this influence have more to do with repressed anger issues than "bad luck" so keep an eye out for any resentments bubbling under the surface. You could attract accidents to your Self or take it out on some unsuspecting bystander without realizing that's what you are doing. If it is not actually you feeling this way, you may be on the receiving end of it from someone around you, where they are antagonistic toward you.
1/1/2014 ~ Sun (core identity) ~conjunct~ Pluto (transformation):
This energy brings to mind a quote, "circumstances don't MAKE a man ~ they REVEAL him". This is Sun (ego) and Pluto (transformation) right next to each other, occupying the same space and you better believe that you will be a different being when this energy passes and the two planets separate again. Pluto brings aspects of our Selves which have been buried, neglected, or ignored lately (or for some of us, for a very long time) to the surface and shines a bright light on them. Whew, that can't be easy.
At this time, you have to KNOW, not just believe, but KNOW WHO YOU ARE ... because everything you "thought" you knew about these deeper places within - is in question. This may cause conflicts with others, especially those with any power or authority over you. Watch the power struggles - pick your battles. If you are in a relationship, it may be crumbling (think The Tower card in Tarot) around you.
It doesn't have to be destroyed (or maybe it does) as much as it needs to be TRANSFORMED. Transformation only comes about through authentic effort otherwise it is only chaos and destruction. Remember, breakdowns always precede breakthroughs!! And this time is for real - half way won't cut it and the Universe will do EVERYTHING to prevent you from half-steppin' in any way, shape or form. You must REPAIR or RELEASE and move on.
This energy manifests physically what you have been inwardly creating over a period of time. You will see the first results of your actions. You can access your Source (the Sun) and Transcend (Pluto) who you "used to be" and step in to who you are becoming more fully. Use this powerful energy wisely.
1/2 ~ Sun (core-Self) ~square~ Mars (passion):
Knowledge is power - and in this case, it is better to know than not know. You KNOW it's going to be a challenging time, so don't act surprised when it happens. This energy's sole purpose is to test the validity of a position you took or a statement you made about six months ago. The Universe, and a couple of humans for good measure, will be pointing out your weaknesses, short-comings, lack of preparation and mistakes you've made.
Be careful not to be overly sensitive to others or impatient with the progress, or lack thereof, of your current situation. Be assertive but not belligerent and beware of it in others, toward you. This energy brings conflict with authority figures too. If possible, find a positive, physical outlet for your energy this week. If you don't allow your frustrations to be expressed at all, they will explode in the worst way, at the worst possible time; possibly manifesting themselves in illness or accidents.
If you don't feel any aggression, anxiety or frustration then you may be suppressing it all, and again, it WILL manifest, ready or not, so beware. And if you are not suppressing it, you may be projecting it and attracting angry, frustrated people to you. If you work WITH this energy, you have access to the ability to do the work and CREATE an authentic life.
1/3 ~ Mercury (communication) ~oppose~ Jupiter (optimism):
This is a great complement to the previous energy because it gives the optimism that is lacking in the previous energy. This energy gives so much optimism and tends to make you think "big" that alone, you could overlook necessary details. It's great to have access to this energy - plan, strategize, discuss with others, get input and feedback, bounce ideas around and be open and receptive to others' points of view (they may think of something you didn't).
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