*Cancer* time, this year (2010) and next (2011), will bring us face-to-face with some major choices and decisions (Eclipses) which will likely require some form of *Assimilation* and *Elimination*. Cancer's gift is *Processing* all that passes through your *system*, taking in the nutrient (that makes the system work) and any excess or toxins that cannot be "assimilated" must be "eliminated". If you do not eliminate them, then blockages (and some form of dis-ease or discomfort) will occur.
Searching for "different ways" (Gemini) or "truer answers" (Sagittarius) ... May I remind you that as a "human" you are dual by nature (Gemini) ... and so much MORE! (Sagittarius) Add "human" to "being" and now you are *multi-dimensional*. I find it far more useful these days to look at the energies AND their polar opposites to get a more balanced understanding of what I am experiencing. And beyond that, I notice, I've been reminding people almost constantly that "life has become an 'AND' ... not an either/or". You have to multi-task to get ANYTHING accomplished and/or completed these days. Why is that?
This month you will have to take many deep breaths to maintain your equilibrium. The pressure is intense and the speed of which information is coming at you, is continuing to increase. Always keep in the back of your mind, if you cannot control it, release it to the Universe ... and if you CAN control it, then this (whatever is activating your "control" or "survival" buttons) is just a reminder to inhale back your own authority and your personal power to choose ... your power to change your mind and thus, your circumstances. In the instant you commit to your choice, change can occur.
Taurus/Scorpio energy brings awareness of your deepest values, renewal of your priorities and access to the power to co-create your world. Taurus time (April/May) and the Taurus New Moon are the annual opportunities to seed the *Garden* of your life ... while Scorpio time (Oct/Nov) and the Scorpio Full Moon bring the annual gifts of power, magic and purification. Working consciously with these energies gives you a chance to truly ground your Highest intentions and bring them in to 'form' to serve the greater good, which will attract blessings beyond your wildest imagination ... *IF* you maintain integrity and DO THE WORK! Earth energy requires getting real ~ getting serious ~ and getting dirty!
*Spring* Equinox ~ Vernal Equinox ~ Ostara ~ Around March 20th each year, we have the third of *8* Sacred Seasons ~ *INITIATING* a Renewal of Life & Light, Re-Birth and Resurrection. Vital energies and resources are now more readily available. It's time to plant seeds and initiate projects that will show promise by *Fall* Equinox.
As we enter the current Pisces energy, many people will be feeling more sensitive than usual, picking up all kinds of information via all six senses. Over-sensitivity that disrupts your flow and takes you away from your center is one thing, but a better way to think of this energy is to ponder the concept of how sound penetrates when you put your head under water. It is likely the same sensation as when you were in the womb of your mother's belly. You actually "feel" the sounds more than you "hear" them, you "sense" all the activity around you.
Around Feb 1st each year, is the second of *8* Sacred Seasons ~ *INVITING* a renewal of the Light. The light is returning, the days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. This is the season you commit to the process of nurturing the intentions you set for the new year at Winter Solstice. In order to create anew, sacrifices and changes must be made. This time of year coincides with several celebrations, when many cultures give up something cherished in an effort to cleanse and clear a space for renewed growth, within your Being and your environment. This is about clearing a space for the *new* to come in.
*Winter* Solstice ~ initiates the Solar year and welcomes the Return of the Light. Things appear dormant on the surface, however, much life is developing beneath the surface ~ in preparation for Spring. Still a time of relative darkness and limited mobility, you are most supported for working behind the scenes, communing with other realms, honoring darkness and silence and receiving information, nourishment and replenishment with a clear intention of strengthening for soon-to-come action and forward movement.
Mars Retrograde in LEO: 2009-2010 ~ Replenish Your Energy & Redefine Your Heart's Desire ~ Mars is the motivating force within you that pushes you to do anything in the world. It's your personal will and connection to power on a mundane level, and most of all, it's the part of you that needs something to *DO*. "Idle time is the devil's workshop" is never truer than a Mars with no purpose or direction. To accomplish anything, you must first have the desire, then the energy and ultimately, the action you take dictates the results you'll receive.
*Samhain* ~ Cross Quarter ~ Honoring the Invisible Assistance ~ This completes the *8* Sacred Seasons of the Solar Year. You've done all you can do for the last 10+ months and now you must surrender. You have been intuitively guided and completely supported the *Whole* time ... whether you were aware of it or not.
*Fall* Equinox ~ Harvest Time ~ Rhythm is a beautiful thing! Taking some time at the turn of each Sacred Season notifies the Universe that you are ready, willing and able to co-create with Mother Earth. *Fall* Equinox is the time of year to bring all your projects to a close, finish whatever you can and start looking toward new projects.
Please note this is an extended Monthly Forecast, covering Gemini and Cancer. As I am re-visioning the website I wanted to make sure you were all up to date with the planetary alignments. This, in conjunction with the Weekly Forecast, ought to keep you abreast of the energies available. I am very grateful for your patience as I make some improvements.
Throughout Taurus time, we are deeply supported for cultivating inner and outer lives of beauty and sustenance. Think in terms of a garden and what you are planting, cultivating and nurturing to grow and evolve *together* into something that reminds you how the whole (your life) is greater than the sum of its parts (various aspects of your Being).
Large themes of change and integration continue on a grand scale, personally and collectively. As I write this, Pluto has just gone Retrograde in Capricorn, giving you 6+ months to do some internal processing of the immense shifts going on within & around you.