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Last Sunday as I was finishing the week’s post, the northeast side of my town was hard hit by a tornado that stayed on the ground for 33.6 miles. This is not normal for us. Here in NC we seldom have tornados, especially in the western half of the state but they seem to be more frequent over the past 5 years than ever before.
The man that lived in the home in the above photo said his wife and brother we tossed into the field behind the house. Both are fine except for cuts and scratches. His brother has a few cracked ribs. He and his wife rented this house and had no renters insurance. Needless to say, they are among the many along the 33-mile storm path that lost everything. As far as I know there was only one death caused by the tornado.
The cool thing is that this has really brought our whole town together. People have pitched in to help any way they can. While grocery shopping last Friday, I saw a woman buying cases of dinner rolls presumably to make sliders or serve with a meal, and cases and cases of bottled water. I just love my town!
Astrologically, we are now under the influence of Jupiter, the planet of increase trine Neptune, the planet of water. Put these two together and you can get lots of rain. In fact, tomorrow’s weather is calling for up to 8 inches of rain in some areas of the western part of my state. That is after it dumps lots of rain on Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina before getting to us. It might be a good thing that Jupiter is retrograde. This causes him to be a bit less benefic than when he is direct.
Jupiter trine Neptune also brings out the best in humans. This aspect community spirit, generosity, and hope. This is quite evident here, in this time of need, by all the fundraisers that are happening and by the outpouring of local assistance to those in need.
This trine is also an abundance of spiritual or psychic encounters taking place. Enlightenment is prolific and can show up as visions and in dreams or meditations. Social justice, human rights, and serving those less fortunate including our furry, four-legged friends. We seem to get a huge amount of satisfaction in helping others.
Overall, this is a very positive alignment that can give rise to our awakening and boost our creativity through art, music, dance, and theatre. Some of us find other people inexplicably attractive and from this, a new romance could burst forth like a spring flower.
This week begins with Pluto turning retrograde. Pluto might be small but his impact on our lives is big. This planet viewed as transformational. Go back to the top where I talked about the tornado and you get an analogy of transformation. The tornado transformed homes, the landscape and the people it hit. Pluto loves to tear things down so we can rebuild. Personally, I often compare him to the Phoenix.
Pluto retrograde is more personal. He takes us deep into ourselves so we can examine our deepest and darkest selves. For those of us that know we are on a path of awakening and evolution, this retrograde transit can be a welcome thing if we are aware of how it can affect us and find ways to take advantage of its energy. Use this to explore your shadow side. Then let go of all that no longer serves you right.
Tuesday we have three aspects to look at. First, we find Mars in sextile aspect with Chiron. Chiron moved into Aries on the 17th of April. This cosmic body is known as the wounded healer and also represents mentoring. The last time Chiron was in Aries was in 1968. There are many comparisons to those days and now. The world and this country were in a sort of chaos then, just as it is now. Makes me shake my head and say “Hmmmm”.
The Aries transit of Chiron offers an energy that is best used to heal personal relationships, at least those we have the desire to heal. This can also serve as a catalyst for those entering a healing business or anything to do with healing or mentoring. Social activism will also reap benefits.
Please keep in mind that activism is not a left or right thing. We are all activist any time we are promoting things we feel strongly about. Whatever it is you wish to promote, please remember to do so with love in your heart. As a wise woman I know often says, “every human just wants to be heard and loved”.
The second transit for Tuesday is Venus entering Gemini. This is a good transit for speaking or writing. So get our pen and paper and begin writing that book you have been thinking about. Romance and artistic flavor are also favored under this transit. Many of us will find we are more social, compatible, with a side of air-headedness. (That sounds like me.)
The third and last aspect for Tuesday is Venus sextile Chiron. This offers even more energy to heal our relationships and become more agreeable to involvement and commitment. This will also provide positive energy for learning from other people, building trust, and understanding the beauty in weakness.
Wednesday Saturn and Mercury square off. Saturn like to put the brakes on and block us from going to wild. This aspect with Mercury will affect communications and local travel, all of which could experience delays or total blocks. Our thoughts could turn negative as well so we want to be vigilant that we don’t fall prey to this negativity. If we do, others will see us as insensitive or critical.
Thursday, Mars will join up with Pluto. This conjunction is a powerhouse and most of us will want to take advantage of its energy especially if we use it to zone in on our goals. Good energy for letting go, getting rid of and moving on. At the very least we might revise or re-work something so we can progress.
The shadow side of this is that we overdo. We all need to be careful that we don’t work too the point of exhaustion. Also be aware that power struggles might pop up there and there but it will also bring a feeling of purpose.
The weekends under the energy of the Full Moon next Sunday. This Moon will be in Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that loves to go deep and tear things up so the can transform or be rebuilt. This Moon will assist us in facing our inner darkness, our inner demons, and our psychological wounds.
We are indeed in transformational times. This is often not pretty but it is necessary. I hope to use all this energy to the fullest as best I can.
Next Sunday there a Grand Cross peaks but I will save that discussion for next week’s post. In the meantime, enjoy the link below. It is a tune about letting go and I thought the words we quite appropriate.