The first 2 1/5 months of 2010 have been frustrating and disappointing for many people. We were so excited to get done with 2009 and experience the creativity and fun that was promised for 2010. But we've had to sort through and release some old stuff first to make sure that what we create is fully in the new energy. This can manifest as loosing interest is a project or dream that you have had for a long time. Perhaps you have wanted to start or expand a certain of healing work and now that modality feels dull or uninspiring. Or maybe you have been working on a website and now everything that you wrote and designed before feels wrong. This can play out in other areas of your life also, including relationships, body/health and where you live. It's like anything that still carries the old energy has to be released.
And yet, where the hell is the new? It is very uncomfortable to be in that empty place, where nothing is interesting, nothing is inspiring, nothing is moving.
2010 is finally ready to start
Take a deep breath now because things are starting to shift. Mars, the planet of action, has been retrograde in Leo since mid-December. When a planet is retrograde there is no outward expressing of the energy it represents. We look back to earlier expressions and reevaluate and release that which is no longer appropriate. When Mars is in its retrograde cycle, we are forced to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Rather than directly asserting our desires, we tend towards introspection. Leo is all about confidence and radical self-love. With Mars retrograde in Leo our self-confidence can take a real hit.
Mars is stationed direct (appearing to be still before going forward again) on March 10th. You should be feeling some energy and enthusiasm coming back into your life. Projects that have been put on hold may finally take off during the next few weeks. This change isn't instant, but gradually we will be able to take action on our new energy creations again. Be open to new ideas and potentials right now. Allow your mind and spirit to expand and connect with your Greater Self to access the fabulous new energies and possibilities that are flowing into our planet.
New Moon in Pisces.
On March 15th, we had a beautiful New Moon in Pisces. The Sun and the Moon were joined by Uranus (radical change), Mercury (communications) and Jupiter (path to greatest expansion). This will increase our ability to get things moving and to be able to communicate clearly about our creations. And Mars, dancing boldly in Leo, is in a helpful trine relationship with this New Moon. This is starting to get the energy moving again.
Equinox and Astrological New Year.
March 20th marks the beginning of the astrological year, when the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. This is also the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring the Northern Hemisphere. This is a great time to set intentions for the year. Ritual is one way to get in touch with this energy. It doesn't have to be fancy, just whatever feels right to you.
Please join me on March 20th for my Monthly Free Teleseminar. Details on my website.
Watch out for impatience!
Remember the downside of the 3 energy this year, impatience and confusion. Especially with the "get it done" planet, Mars moving forward again you need to avoid rash decisions. Take a few breaths, count to ten, whatever it takes to get to your calm center. Emotions will be running high so try to release (feel and express) the intense emotions before making changes. You can use the Emotion Gauge to determine if you are in a calm enough place to make decisions. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most intense, how high is your emotional intensity? If it's above about a 3 or 4 this is not a good time to do something you may regret. And remember that the rest of the people are also under this influence, so patience (and probably forgiveness) are needed.