There is a silence
into which the world cannot intrude.
There is an ancient peace
you carry in your heart and have not lost.
~ A Course in Miracles
We have reached a point of paradoxes. There can be a stillness held deep within our body consciousness while the outer world is falling apart, the old structures crumbling before our eyes and yet we can remain calm. The mind cannot reconcile the two states. The body is being flooded by aspects of the higher Self to the degree it can no longer resist their presence. Indeed, it is finding that resistance is futile. Little by little, step by step or with great leaps the body, which has been determined to maintain stasis, status quo, opens with curiosity to these new higher frequencies. Maybe I don’t have to hold on so tightly to maintaining balance or protecting myself, it ponders. I wonder what could happen if I co-operate with these other aspects of Self? I am even a little curious about what we could co-create. And a totally new experience begins.
This is where we are right now. We are at the choice point of our body consciousness opening and even embracing higher vibrations. That act of opening however slight reveals a vast expansiveness of self the body never imagined possible. Instead of being in protective mode it feels that yes, this level of transformation really is possible and possible at a very physical level. We are well on our way to being that embodiment of Light, our purpose for volunteering to be here now.
Action now comes from the stillness within where an energetic reorganization is going on at a deep cellular level. You may find yourself changing daily routines quite easily without even thinking. You may notice changes in your personality that occur naturally and organically. The world is seen and experienced afresh. Action birthing from this peaceful stillness is imbued with a higher frequency. It does not come from fear or the need to protect. It arises with the desire to build community, to engender a supportive collective consciousness. The repatterning provides the template for you to be who you came here to be, to experience your ability to be a fuller expression of who you really are… the new human emerging from that ancient silence of the heart carried safely within each of us.
There is a wealth of new feelings about nurturing and how to implement them into our daily lives with the Cancer New Moon on July 8. Saturn in Scorpio, too, turns direct this day. Saturn has spent 5 months helping us thoroughly dredge up our inner demons in order to release them to the Light. We may be incredulous and exasperated at stuff still surfacing, but we can also use Saturn’s discernment in realizing these are only the residuals on their way out. Bless them and wave goodbye as they disappear over the edge of the horizon!
Now that Saturn is inching forward, finished with the deep inner housecleaning, the way is cleared for new manifestations of lighter, higher energies to be integrated into our physical body suit. The physical is beginning to be able to play with the other aspects of self with more fluidity and ease.
The New Moon reminds us to be kind to our body, to ask it what it needs to be at peace, to feel safe, to express its innate joy. It is the mother with her arms around you, asking quietly what you need. Your body relaxes its old protective guard and you lay your head on her heart. You feel deeply nourished.
Mars adds his divine masculine piece of the Cancer flow a few days later on July 13. The theme of taking action from stillness continues. Yes, Mars is still the warrior, but with a new demeanor, a new intention. In an updated expression, he is the new father of today who takes great delight in the care of his children. I smiled as I saw a young man, jeans and t-shirt, ball cap, tattooed arms… typical for this day and age. He walked hand in hand with his little daughter. Her pink lunchbox held securely in his other hand. She smiled up at her pops as they talked and walked. This is today’s Mars warrior exemplifying the balanced blend of masculine and feminine energy found in each of us, male or female.
While Saturn is slowly gaining forward momentum, Uranus in Aries reverses its direction, turning retrograde on July17, remaining inner focused until December 17, 2013. What a wealth of unexpected inspirations and unique ideas can come forth to feed Saturn in Scorpio’s passion for life! And talk about reorganization of inner energies! We may well change personalities with more ease and alacrity while Uranus has its way with us, as well as any number of other old patterns in our lives.
From July 17-19 there comes the highlight of the month, the Grand Water Trine, which includes Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. These planets and the flowing energy of the trine totally support the intention that we feel our way through life. Saturn takes us deep into our passion with Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces transcends boundaries for the experience of limitlessness and Jupiter in Cancer expands our ability to care and to nurture, to experience humanity as our family, and magnify that even more to include the whole Universe! Jupiter reminds us that whatever we focus on we empower. It is our responsibility to be aware of where our focus is placed. He will also offer a plenitude of opportunities, some are glamour, while other opportunities are ours to explore. If the passion of Scorpio is ignited, Saturn will help give structure to the experience and Piscean Neptune will put it in the big picture framework. They do work together well on our behalf.
Basic to this celestial configuration is water, the realm of feelings. It can be said that a Grand Trine is such an easy supportive flow that we become complacent and thus, do not use its gifts as effectively as we could. For a humankind that is steeped in thinking its way through life, the emphasis on feelings may be far from comfortable, making complacency unlikely! This powerful energy pattern requires that we become more than just conversant with our feelings. It sets up the experience of diving into their depths, becoming one with our feelings and maybe even learning to enjoy the whole process! There are gifts galore as we explore the subtleties of our lives through the lens of feelings. It will certainly change how we view and live life.
YAY, on July 20, Mercury is going direct at 13 degrees Cancer. The experience of inner-directed self-care can now be shared with others. What did you learn about loving yourself? What did you find that nurtures you? How can you take what you experienced during the last three weeks and apply it in your daily life as you move forward? Do you find you communicate differently now? Do you listen and act from your intuition because it feels more authentic than old mind patterns? Notice what you notice as the old habits of thinking give way to the fresh mode of actions based on what feels right and authentic.
Venus enters Virgo in meticulous style on July 22. She exhibits confidence in a quieter way than her previous Leo persona. Often seen only as the one who pays close attention to details (and who wouldn’t? she asks incredulously) Venus in Virgo is also devoted to serving others in some way. She adds a bit of groundedness to all the water sloshing around her. This Venus offers the perfect energetic complement for she has the skill to notice the subtle details in feelings that might otherwise escape our attention. Her highest expression is finding the divine in those details.
Just as Venus leaves Leo, the Sun enters this confident fiery sign. The brilliant orb is home and how he loves Leo’s flair for being colorful! And as dramatic as the Sun can be in Leo, he is also passionate about heartfelt sharing. A Leo Sun is like the benevolent head of a family…. Loved and loving wrapped up in a larger than life personality, the consummate storyteller keeping his audience enthralled with his lively tales. Where do you find this loving weaver of life stories within yourself? How do you shine your Light?
The Leo Sun regales the richness of life even as the Moon grows into its fullness at 0 degrees Aquarius on this same day of July 22. Zero degrees, a portal point when the veils between dimensions are thin. The Full Moon placement offers a portal to the Aquarian energy, while the opposing Sun opens to the portal of the Heart. Is it possible that this is an opportunity to bring forth all that was positive and heart-centered about Atlantis (associated with the sign of Aquarius) before its own descent into density? Could this be the final healing needed to be able to integrate its technology of consciousness with the wisdom of the heart? The Sun and Moon with knowing smiles ask us to reflect on these questions as they relate to our world today.
They also offer this query, maybe it’s no longer just about healing our lineage as part of our purpose here, but bringing forward the love of our ancestors into this present moment. Reflect on the following words as you live each moment with conscious awareness from the ancient peaceful stillness held inviolate and now remembered in your heart.
Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.
Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still they say.
Watch and listen.
You are the result of the love of thousands.
Native American writer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karilyn Gomez has had a life-long love of astrology! This love has led her to study it from a variety of perspectives, all of which contribute to her deep understanding and knowledge of the stars and their messages. She has a strong affinity for asteroids and uses them in charts so that her fascination with the stories they weave enhances her strong traditional knowledge base.
Karilyn’s eclectic approach to astrology shows up in her work with Tarot as well. In reading the cards, she uses the Zodiac Wheel as her template for layouts. Reading your chart, when it is seen through Karilyn’s eyes, is like having a conversation with a good friend over a cup of tea. Her delightful sense of humor and her love of The Mystery will add to your awareness of your own personal mystery.
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