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Greetings Everyone! I realize that my fascination with the Kilauea volcano is a bit strange but the idea of the earth opening up long fissures to allow molten rock to escape is so interesting to me. Of course, the damage and devastation this is doing to the land and the people of this Big Island is horrific. The president has finally declared a state of extreme emergency.


 Last week I wrote about the Solar energy that was hitting us and how a similar storm affected telegraph communications in the 1800’s. A few days later I found a good article on this storm. For those of you who would like to dive deeper, here is the link.


Human evolution is happening at what sometimes seems like warp speed. but before we can walk, someone needs to clear our path so we don’t stumble and fall. This is what the planets and energy from all around the cosmos is doing for us now. It is clearing the path for us to evolve into the loving, compassionate beings we are meant to be.

The Earth is also evolving. I feel sorry for our Mother Earth, (aka Gaia, Pachamama, Terra, and many other names) having to deal with the recalcitrant beings (humans) that have failed to see how truly connected they are to her. They fail to see how their very existence is not in their control but controlled by a symbiotic relationship with the entire universe.

Now, let’s go check out what this week’s energies have in store for us.

This week we have a great deal of Uranus energy coming at us. There are three planetary sign changes and a strong, earthy New Moon.

Today Mercury conjuncts Uranus and also moves into Taurus. The influence of Uranus could bring us an increase in our accurate intuitive insights, something I welcome with open arms, mind, and heart. Our intellectual mental activity could rise as our thoughts are more inventive, fair, forward-looking, and original than usual.

I want to touch back in the intuition thing and remind you all that this energy has been with us for a little while and will continue for a while longer. Uranus moves slowly. My personal example of the intuitive aspect is that I did not listen to my intuition a few days ago and missed celebrating the surprise wedding of two friends that took the plunge after more than 20 years together. It was not until the next day that I learned why I had felt so drawn to go to a certain place the day before. I wish I had paid more attention.

The good news about Uranus moving into Taurus is that Taurus energy goes a long way to temper the spontaneity of Uranus. Regardless, we still could be prone to impatience, impulsiveness, and even nervousness. Use this energy to propel the more positive and creative energy within.

Tuesday is the most energetically powerful day of this week. Uranus is now totally in Taurus for the first time in 84 years. This is a really big change. Tuesday is also the day of the New Moon. I’ve read that this New Moon is one of the unrepresentative Taurus New Moons we will experience for a long time.

This New Moon is about our beingness as sensual and physical creatures. The difficulty might lie in the fact that this brings no rest for the weary. Taurus is usually slow and methodical but since Uranus is conjunct, its impact is far from slow or methodical. This is sure to be a catalyst for change and evolution.

Looking back to what was going on 84 years ago or 1934. We can see there was a great deal of change afoot. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Mussolini were all beginning to take powerful positions as political leaders. This was also the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”. You can read more about that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal

In brief, the New Deal was a series of federal reforms and regulations designed to bring relief to US citizens after the Great Depression. Can you see parallels to these things in our current events?

Wednesday Mars moves into Aquarius. He will transit this sign until November 15 with a brief, one month retrograde back into Capricorn from mid-August to mid-September. While in Aquarius, Mars will amp up the energy of this sign. We will most likely find ourselves and bit more impersonal and quick to anger. The more positive aspects of this transit are cooperation, being a stronger team player, being less concerned about our personal power. Using unconventional, original, intellectual methods to our problems is this transit’s strength.

We will also experience feeling less detached than usual. This can be a good perspective to operate from. We all know that sometimes our emotions can get in our way when trying to make rational decisions.

Wednesday Mars squares Uranus. Uranus is definitely taking the stage this week and his square with Mars is sure to be elusive, restless, and impulsive. Mars will jump into things without thinking at times but so will Uranus. Expect to see more assertion of wills, individuality, and a willingness to fight for freedom. The attempts to exchange rules and regulations that are working, in exchange for outdated ones cause to feel choked.

Many of us can expect some form of change in our lives, including work schedules or the need to shift our goals or behavior. This energy might make all of us think we are ADD because our ability to focus on one thing is more difficult (sounds like me every day).

Friday Mercury trines Saturn. Saturn tends to block things and insist we follow the rules. Mercury is about communications. 

Clear, realistic thinking characterizes this influence. A good time to get organized, to do detailed work, and prepare for the future. Decisions made now tend to be practical and well thought out. Work done now is likely to beget tangible results in the future. Conversations may be spare but to the point. Manifestation and achievement are what satisfy.

 Almost anything we do from Friday through next Sunday will net us concrete results. Conversations will short and to the point. Satun does not like to waste time in idle chit-chat. He had much rather use his time toward manifestation and achievement.

Saturday Venus will aspect the star of the week, Uranus. This is a good aspect, a sextile aspect, and is great for social gatherings and respecting others equally. There is no fear when is comes to new, unorthodox, out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to finances or romance. This will also be good energy for tackling new electronic technology, metaphysics, or the internet. Good for group gatherings and the arts too. So get ready to march to a different drummer and get those creative juices flowing too. It is the best way to use what we are being offered.

Also on Saturday, Mars will semi-square Neptune. Color this energy unorganized. Plan well and use your time wisely or risk wasting it. Many of us will feel a strong lack of drive, especially those of us with strong Neptune influences in their charts. Pisces friends and anyone with any planets anywhere in their charts at 15-17 degrees look out! This has your name on it!

This looks like a catalytic week to me. It will be interesting to see exactly what it brings us. I wish for you all things good. And I wish the teachers in my state great success as the gather in Raleigh on Wednesday for the “March for Students and Rally for Respec”. The teachers in this state are some of the lowest paid in the nation and have experienced some huge setbacks in recent years. Without getting on a soapbox, that is all I have to say about that or anything else this week.

Remember to be kind. Smile, and do good daily.