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: February 23 - March 1, 2014
2/23 ~ Sun (Self) ~conjunct~ Neptune (illusions):
This energy is known for producing two distinct effects, so watch for one or both to surface. This transit tends to make you very sensitive (rational or not) to other people. If you are one of those people who tends to put everyone else's needs before your own, watch out, because this makes that urge even stronger. Be aware of two things: (1) most times people who focus so much on others, to the exclusion of their own needs, is because there is something about their own life they do not want to face; and (2) you could get lost in your so-called altruism to the point where you lose touch with reality. This energy is best used alone to meditate and contemplate your own world unless you can be completely detached in your charity work. I use this little motivation to decide - is your life so perfect and abundant that you can afford to spend so much time and energy on another's life? If so, GREAT! Go for it! If not, however, then "charity begins at home" - work on YOU!
2/24 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility): (3 of 3: 11.23.2013 ~ 1/11 ~ 2/24)
This energy has to do with your obligations within the context of relationships. They are not difficult obligations (in this case) but more emphasis is placed on enjoying serving those you love. This is also what I would call the "keep it real" energy, regarding relationships. This energy makes you want to really sit down and define your terms within your relationships (which I am a TOTAL advocate of). It's really hard to grow to the next level when each person is not clear on what the other expects. Of course, this starts with YOU knowing what YOU want/don't want and what you are willing to compromise about so you can articulate that clearly.
2/26 ~ Jupiter (faith/belief) ~square~ Uranus (freedom/liberation): (2 of 3: 8.21.2013 ~ 2/26 ~ 4/20)
Expansion & Liberation coming together can shock the system, no doubt, and this activation will push you out of your comfort zone, whether your life is changing for better or worse. It's time to gather all the knowledge & earned wisdom of the last 3-years and apply it to see what works and what doesn't. Experiment with new ideas, expand on anything solid and explore new realms of possibility, on every level ~ physical, emotional, spiritual & mental. That said, the hallmarks of this activation initially are: impatience, restlessness & opposition from those who were once supportive (when YOU change, the people around you have to change or go away, if only temporarily to evolve on their own).
If you have postponed major decisions, this could be the Universe cracking the whip, as it were, when change becomes your ONLY option and stepping in to the Unknown is the only "open pathway". Generally, when Uranus is involved there is a "sudden awakening", the human challenge is that once the crisis is past or the initial shock has worn off, people tend to fall back 'asleep'. The key is to use the square to help do some of the heavy lifting for you, since change is being facilitated regardless (through varying degrees of friction & discomfort).
Whatever you want to change, add it to the energetic mix of *now* and recognize what used to be true is no longer true or, conversely, what was NOT true in recent/long past is suddenly true now. While this energy can feel very much like you just picked the Wheel of Fortune card in the Tarot, it doesn't have to be a negative thing necessarily, but an opportunity to shed the skin of an old belief so that a new YOU can emerge!
2/26 ~ Jupiter (faith/belief) ~square~ Uranus (freedom/liberation): (cont'd)
We get 3-chances to work this *Mojo* during 2013-14. First (8/21) with Uranus Retrograde (liberation, breakthrough), then with Jupiter Retrograde, when we get to edit the current Story (2.26.2014) and finally, with both Direct and moving toward creating New Paths (4.20.2014) based on Higher Truth and 12-15 years of learning and experience (1997-now).
Note: Jupiter is a 12-year Cycle that moves at 3-year increments. The last Cycle was activated in 1997, in Aquarius. The current Cycle was activated in 2010 on the Cusp of Pisces/Aries and the next one in 2024 will be in Taurus. Any square is a test to grow, out of comfort zone, in to new territory. Presently, the test is between Cancer (what we contain, nurture & protect) and Aries (independence, courage & noble cause); between what we believe and what needs to change; between the past and the future.
Another thing to consider or frame of reference would be 2000 as the first test of the New Truth & Story activated in 1997. Similarly, we initiated a New Truth & Story during 2010-2011 which is now being tested, in some major way, to evolve. Squares bring challenges, choices and generally, crossroads that take you in new directions, learning all the way. Keep in mind that cycles repeat, however, YOU and the support around you, changes with the seasons.
2/28 ~ Sun (core-Self) ~trine~ Jupiter (expansion):
You should take advantage of this good energy to connect to something useful - get something solid accomplished this week after the emotional roller coaster! You may feel like your energy is low and you just want to veg-out and not think about ANYTHING, but that would be a total waste of some positive, useful energy that you could actually access and use to connect to your current goals and make some headway even.
Don't sleep through this! It is an enthusiastic, optimistic energy that will open doors for you, depending on your attitude. It will allow you to see the big picture and the next necessary step toward your goal at this time. You have probably already laid some groundwork, this energy will give you a boost in the right direction - take advantage of it!
Use the insights you gained earlier in the week with some of the deeper issues that arose and stand back and see the Divine Order in your life - see how all the pieces fit together to make something greater than what was there before. Sometimes it's necessary to have emotional upheavals to bring stuff to the surface and purge it. You must clear the debris in order to create a solid foundation under your dreams.
2/28 ~ Mercury Direct at 18* Aquarius
3/1 ~ Mars Retrograde at 27* Libra
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