Would you like to learn a new game? I'd like to think of it as Metaphysical Scrabble. Of course, it's not new at all. Wise ones play it all the time. The rest of us are playing too, but we may not be having as much fun at it!
In the board game we select tiles, face down, with a single letter on each. We score points when we arrange the tiles to spell words. The game continues to change and evolve as other players form words – sometimes commandeering the very spaces and letters we had plans to use! How dare they??? Winners are those who stay alert, can quickly reassess, draw on their creativity and make adjustments.
These past few weeks, it seems like wherever I go, or whoever I talk to the topic is the feeling of being ungrounded and scattered, emotions run rampant and generalized craziness. I could write for days on the possible astrological correlations (Lunar and Solar Eclipses, multiple planets in versatile Gemini, New Moon in Gemini, Uranus square Pluto!)
Individually and alone, each of these astrological happenings packs enough punch to shatter our plans. So now the pieces and tiles we so carefully arranged are in chaos and need to be re-evaluated and re-arranged. (Thank heaven there is a Mercury retrograde coming our way at the end of the month!) Our mission is to figure out how to envision a new or different outcome and tell a new story. James Wanless, developer of the Voyager Tarot and the Sustain Yourself Oracle Cards is famous for rearranging the cards in a spread to tell a story and design an outcome that is inspirational and one that can be realized. (I bet he's great at Scrabble!)
This week the very disciplined planet of Saturn will form a perfect trine (120 degree aspect) with dreamy Neptune in the imaginative sign of Pisces. Neptune moved into watery and psychic Pisces in February 2012 where it will stay for 14 years. Saturn, by comparison is a much faster moving planet – it only spends 2 ½ years in a sign. During its journey through the fixed water sign Scorpio, it will come into this perfect trine aspect with Neptune 3 times. The first was October 10, 2012; the next is this Tuesday, June 11th.
Saturn limits, constricts, and builds – he's the manifestor of form. Neptune dissolves and transcends physical form through an emphasis on spirituality, imagination and an emphasis on unity. Saturn creates order through discipline; Neptune inspires through spirit and imagination. You might say these two are not exactly a match made in heaven. Or are they?
The trine between them helps balance the usually uneasy alliance of these two planets. Many have said it before, but it bears repeating, over and over. The energy of Saturn and Neptune together can make our dreams come true. Neptune helps us imagine it; and Saturn builds it.
So as you peruse your personal life board this week (and from now on) limit the amount of time you spend regretting the past, blaming yourself and others for missed opportunities or bad timing, and instead look at the pieces before you. Regardless of the trauma or personal earthquakes that may have shaken your plans, what do you see that is good, usable and worthwhile in your life? Can you re-imagine an outcome of victory? Wishes can come true; dreams are visions for possible futures. Your personal life pieces can be arranged in a multitude of patterns – so what are you waiting for?
Moods are changeable today as the Moon in sensitive Cancer merges with loving Venus and thinking Mercury but conflicts with Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. The Sun too gets into a scrape with unyielding Saturn. The overall tone is reflective of several overarching life lessons.
The first is our challenge to learn our personal ideal balance between giving and receiving, nurturing and being nurtured. Where and how do we draw the boundaries? The first lesson leads to the second – learning to differentiate ourselves, to assert our individuality and live our life dreams even amidst the many voices that might discourage us. It's important to stand our ground today without making others wrong. And, please pay attention here – without judging ourselves as selfish or unloving for taking care of our own needs and desires.
There is an important message of taking personal responsibility today. Sometimes the most loving and helpful thing you can do for someone else is to demonstrate and model healthy and independent behavior. If you are trying to 'fix' someone else, it's probably time to re-examine both your motives and your results.
Daily Muse: I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who knew neither time nor limitation. (Alcoholics Anonymous)
TUESDAY JUNE 11 MOON in CANCER /LEO
Moon enters Leo 9:58 pm (PDT)
Yesterday's theme of taking personal responsibility marches into Tuesday and sharpens its focus as Venus the planet of love and values moves into a conflicting opposition with Pluto. This pointy stick takes a jab at relationships as we are encouraged to face up to our personal desires and any disconnects with the values and desires of others. This is a 'get honest and come clean aspect', first with yourself and then with others. This can include relationships with anyone and everyone – family, friends, lovers and partners.
If you really expect to get your heart's desire, you better be honest about what it is and whether or not current relationships are facilitators or distractions from the goal. Although uncomfortable, this aspect between the planet of love and desire and the planet of unyielding transformation is our friend and ally. Heeding its advice is paramount to maximizing the benefit of Saturn's productive alliance with Neptune in late afternoon.
And on that sweeter note, this is the second of three times these two planets align while Saturn is in Scorpio and Neptune transits Pisces. This is certainly an aspect that shouts, 'your dreams really can come true'. Don't waste it by being unclear or indecisive. Saturn the builder is front and center with toolbox in hand – do you have a dream or plan for him?
Daily Muse: One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. (Tony Robbins)
Today on 12Radio, Vedic Astrologer Mo Abdelbaki joins me on Simpletales for what is always a rousing conversation about the cosmic dance. Since vedic astrology does not utilize the planets Uranus, Neptune or Pluto, whatever will we talk about! Following Simpletales, I'm joining Kelly Whetstone on her show Empowerment for our monthly talk about spirituality and living the empowered life. Please join us starting with Simpletales at 11am Pacific – 2 Eastern on 12Radio.com.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 MOON in LEO
Unless you are an Aquarian or have an important Aquarian or Uranus influence in your natal chart, you may not be too fond of the idea of seeing the concepts of love and relationships in the same sentence with the word 'experimentation'. However, today as Venus the planet of love squares off with revolutionary Uranus, our ideas about love (and maybe money) just might seem especially fragile. It's another day (like yesterday when Venus opposed Pluto) where non-judgmental exploration can help clarify our priorities especially when it comes to relationships.
Known as the planet of awakening, Uranus shatters belief systems. Ideas, forms and structures crumble before us as we incorporate new information and people in our lives. It can be challenging and liberating at the same time. Uranus says 'limits are for sissies!' I hope you paid attention in the introduction to the idea of Metaphysical Scrabble. We may be called upon today to open our minds and hearts to some new ways of relating.
It's a good thing the Moon is in self-confident Leo. This Moon encourages us to find fun and enjoyment in opening up to new adventures.
Daily Muse: When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love. (Robert Fulghum)
THURSDAY JUNE 13
MOON in LEO
It's relatively quiet but playful at the cosmic dance today. The Moon is an entertainer in sunny Leo and makes just one fleeting aspect – with the Sun in Gemini. All in all it can be a light-hearted day with little on our minds and hearts. However, with the more serious aspects between Venus, Pluto and Uranus earlier in the week, we may still be assimilating and working through desires or changes these aspects brought to light.
Especially if you are dealing with 'heavy' relationship' energy or fairly serious situations in your life, take a light approach today. Spin the situation around and see if you can't find to the good, the charming or maybe the funny in it. Don't take yourself or life too seriously. Besides, coming from a higher perspective will shed additional light making it easier to identify solutions.
Daily Muse: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. (Anatole France)
FRIDAY JUNE 14 MOON IN LEO/ VIRGO
Moon Void of Course 4:14 am (PDT) – 9:26 am
Life may feel a bit more grounded today as the Moon heads for earthy and yet analytical Virgo. This down-to-earth and dualistic sign has an uncanny ability to harness the power of thinking Mercury (its ruling planet) and apply it to real life situations.
We are also treated to a clever quintile (72 degree aspect) between the Sun and Uranus in early evening. The connection between egos (Sun) and the planet of change (Uranus) can provide not only pleasurable distractions but a peek into new windows of opportunities for ourselves we have scarcely imagined before. The evening is topped off with a productive lunar connection with Saturn (the planet of structure and responsibility) and the Moon's opposition to dreamy Neptune. We might find emotional rewards in many places tonight ranging from purposeful activity to mindless escapes.
Daily Muse: God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality. (Harry Emerson Fosdick)
SATURDAY JUNE 15 MOON in VIRGO
Moods could turn critical today under the watchful eye of a Virgo Moon coupled with an uncomfortable – no make that darn uncomfortable – connection between motivational Mars and authoritarian Pluto. Choose discernment over judgment and accept that sometimes the pieces of the puzzle just don't seem to fit. Sometimes there are no clear or easy answers. Pressing harder will not realign the pieces; however making necessary adjustments to our expectations will help us identify reasonable solutions.
Happier lunar connections with Venus and Mercury this afternoon and evening lighten the mood and help us find joy in simple pleasures and conversations.
Daily Muse: If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic. (Hazel Henderson)
SUNDAY JUNE 16 MOON in VIRGO / LIBRA
Moon Void of Course 2:26 pm (PDT) – 6:19 pm
The exacting Virgo Moon is calculating the tab as it moves into a square with the Sun in Gemini ushering in the 2nd quarter of the Lunar cycle. This is typically a time to take inventory and emotionally that's exactly what we are likely to be doing. I'm reminded of the line from Top Gun where the officer tells rookie pilot Tom Cruise 'son your ego is writing checks your body can't cash'. The Virgo Moon is keeping check on the diverse and expansive ideas the Sun in Gemini is inevitably chasing. It can feel limiting, but these routine checkups in the lunar cycle help keep things in balance by discouraging us from going too far off topic or investing too heavily in extraneous distractions.
Ordinarily when the Moon leaves Virgo it seemingly glides into graceful Libra. Tonight it enters Libra all right, but under the influence of the Sun Moon square, we may be more focused on achieving fairness than on love, companionship or compromise.
Daily Muse: The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. (Brian Tracy)
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Clicking the picture above will take you to the Triple Play Forecast Reports which are now on sale for $45. I email the reports to you and they are based on your personal birth information. They make extraordinary gifts and they are quite informative regarding the current cycle you are in.
Psychic Katt Returns to Hay House Radio!
Every year I bring Katt back to HayHouseRadio not just because it's her birthday but she brings a level of skill and excitement to you that it's such a treat to share the Mic with her! I hope you will join us, most of the show will be readings and some chat about what this powerhouse of energy is doing with her creativity these days (aside from reading for you on 12listen.com). I can't wait for the show, I know you can't either!
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"Recalibrate" to 12Radio.com!
If you haven't heard of Allen Vaysberg then it would be only a matter of time. This man is on a mission to bring you the Voices of Change from around the world and interview them - Live. And he chose 12Radio.com as the place for this to occur! Look out Tony Robbins, there are new voices on the stage of empowerment and Allen is one of them. Wednesdays - Live 7pm Pacific on www.12radio.com!
Create or Support Innovators
There is something that happens to me when I go to www.IndieGoGo.com! It's a chance to see people taking a risk to ask for help for their inventions or for help to get a friend's medical bills paid. Indiegogo.com lets you make a campaign, a Video explanation, and set the funding for different options. Like, you can set a goal of $1000, if you don't make it you can have everyone get their money back, or you can keep it and give a percentage to Indiegogo.com But it is made clear to the "Buyer" which fund rasier they're investing in. Some give you their product for the early investment and others, say the two guys that got mugged, just give a heartfelt thanks. So check it out.
I listened again to my Chiron Show and have a profound appreciation for Shelley Anderson and each of you that listened. Thank you!
Years ago, I stumbled upon a meditation technique that's a spin off from my esoteric work with Tarot. It's been a joy to me and never ceases to amaze and teach me something new. Some might call this work "projection," while others might call it, "flying rolls." No matter what it's called, it's vibrant and always leaves me amazed at the ability of the "Aethyr" to educate those who seek knowledge.
I've not taught this method, but may someday. It touches a place that's hard to define and presents situations that may be difficult to understand. Sometimes the mood is buzzing and filled with life; other times, the sense of inertia is stifling. Every time though, it's perfect.
I embarked on one of these meditations earlier this week and it has stuck with me. It was beautiful and had a message that will probably be different for everyone. I know it was important to me, even if I'm not completely sure how yet. I hope you won't mind my sharing it with you.
Here it is.
I found myself walking through a beautiful museum. Although spacious and uncrowded, it was full of amazing artifacts that actually spoke to me and told me about their time and what importance they'd had for their people and culture.
As I wandered from one century to the next, from each object more magnificent than the one before it, I saw a spotlight trained on a small table upon which there was a plain, white teacup.
Why was it presented with such respect? I wondered if it had belonged to Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf or Pablo Picasso.
I approached the table and waited for the cup to speak to me, as the other objects in the museum had done. It didn't say a word.
It wasn't anything special. It was made of ceramic, but certainly not fine china. A little stylization of the handle was the only departure from the mundane, and even that was minimal.
I wanted to touch it.
I was alone, more or less, and it wasn't saying anything. I became obsessed with wanting to know how heavy it was, if the bottom of the cup held any clues to its importance and to why it was here.
I made my decision. Carefully, I picked up the cup and instantly a wave of information washed over me, and with that wave, the cup's history.
This plain cup had belonged to an immigrant who had brought it with him from the land of his birth. The cup had been part of a set, one cherished by his mother. When he left, his mother gave him the cup, leaving the setting left behind incomplete, as the family would forever be incomplete, but ever part of each other.
Over the years, all the family's lips had touched the cup and all hands had held it. Contents had been sipped from it in quiet times of sorrow and in others had splashed over its sides due to gales of laughter. As a witness of the family's good and bad times, it had never failed its duty nor revealed its secrets. The cup had quenched thirst, warmed fingers, welcomed guests and bade family members goodbye.
This plain, white teacup had been a constant fixture in the immigrant's past, and now it would become a simple but powerful part of his future. He would hold it and hold his family's hands, sip from it and receive their kisses.
The cup had immigrated with its owner, who had cherished and used it daily throughout his life. Eventually, when near the end of his journey, the immigrant had given the cup to his child, who considered it a beloved reminder of the father, but didn't fully understand the power it held.
From the child, it had been entrusted to the museum in order to keep it safe. The generations that followed didn't understand. Then again, why would they?
Moved, my mind was filled with images and feelings so strong that I was overwhelmed. I couldn't help myself. I wanted to feel the love of this family, to experience the bond that held them together through time and space. I brought the cup to my lips and was startled to find it full of strong, hot, sweet tea.
"Whose cup is this?" I asked.
"Yours! Everyone's!" came the answer.
I put the teacup back on the table. It was empty again, but I could still taste the tea and feel the cup against my lips. I can feel it now.
There you have it. That's what's been in my head all week long. I love the way it made me feel--how it makes me feel.
Does it mean anything to you? Does it make sense? Do you get it? Is it the Grail that many of us seek or is it so much simpler than that? Only you know the answers.
Thank you for your indulgence. I hope you all have a wonderful, joyous week. Now, I'm going to get up and boil some water for tea. I have just the cup in mind.
Program Note: Out of Mo's Mind will air at 9 AM, Pacific Time on 12radio.com, Wednesday. A topic, as yet to be divulged, will be discussed. Okay, I said divulged. This implies that I have something in mind, doesn't it? Well, the out of mind part of Out of Mo's Mind, hasn't occurred yet. It's still in Mo's mind. I'm Mo, but then you probably knew that. I've been told that I'm in my mind and I've been told that I'm out of my mind. And that, dear friends, brings us full circle. Talk to you LIVE on Wednesday. Live predictions.
This may come as a surprise, but I am not a very patient person. I tend to do everything quickly, and when I have to wait for something, I am not a very happy camper. I know this is something I need to work on and I do try to be patient. I am pretty sure I am more patient now than I used to be, but that might just be because I have developed some laziness since I turned 30. I believe in Divine Timing. I know in my heart that everything happens just when it is supposed to, but sometimes my brain just cannot stop trying to control everything!
I am currently experiencing a lesson in Divine Timing of epic proportion. I have been trying to buy a house for 2 ½ months. The house is in short sale, which is real estate code for "long, annoying sale." I love this house, it is perfect for my family, is in great shape, and the price is just right. I know this house will work out for us, eventually. We are waiting for one piece of paper from one bank to be able to close. I have been so hung up on the outcome of this house I have literally made myself sick. I have had a migraine for most of this week.
I have been trying to trust Divine Timing, I really have, but why can't I have this house now? That really is the question, and I don't know the answer. I hope someday that there will be some profound answer to why this took so long, but maybe there won't be. Things just work out when they work out, and I need to chill the heck out.
In the meantime everyone tells me to get some rest, have some fun and trust that everything will work out in the end. In my heart I know this is true. I am going to practice what I preach, ground and center, meditate with my crystals and do some gratitude journaling. Sometimes things just don't go as planned, but they do turn out for the best.
Patience for me, and blessings for you my friends,
Each week Carolyn Ferris will pull from her hand designed Tarot cards to reveal a message for us. Carolyn has been a psychic for many years and has a substantial amount of notoriety with her art. She has created art for many clients such as Timothy Leary, Santana, The Fillmore, and Moonalice.
Her artwork can be viewed at her web site www.intuitivereadings.com!
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The old-fashioned bike stands alone without a kick-stand and perfectly balanced in a futuristic scene. Notice the balance that describes your life; your receiving and giving side, your yin and yang, your pleasure and work time spent. See if you need to give more energy and thought to one side or the other to create a more perfect universe of you.
Many of the interests I have in my eclectic world will be represented here. From the weekly Power Peek to the things and people that I love (not all of them, of course). May you find something you like. Mark