Your Ancient Symbol Card for July 28th is The Swan

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Swan

The elegant Swan is an ideal symbol of beauty and grace. Its flowing curves and fluid movement give an ethereal air of perfection realized. The Swan’s beauty embodies the feminine (Yin) qualities of intuition and sensitivity. But The Swan does not begin life as a creature who appears to be the creation of divine inspiration. Indeed at birth The Swan is an ungainly creature that lacks any indications of the magnificent being it is destined to become. The Swan’s transformation from ordinary to extraordinary have made it an emblem of discovering the beauty and power of your true self.

As a daily card, The Swan is a reminder of the beauty, creativity and power your true self embodies. In this period it is best to let the real you rule and be known to all–to remember who you really are and what you are really about. The Swan also marks a time when your creative powers may be at their zenith.

Your Daily Witches Rune for July 28th is The Blank Rune

Witches Rune for the Day

The Blank Rune

Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for July 28th is Fortune

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

Fortune



Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, Fortune deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of Fortune are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.

Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for July 28 is 27: Jaws

Your Daily Hexagram

July 28, 2015
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27: Jaws

 

 

 

Summary:
Speak plainly and sincerely. Feed your hopes and dreams. Nurture others. Do good deeds.
Line One of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Avoid envy and jealousy. Be proud of your achievements.
Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Make opportunities for those with talent. Seek roots that empower you.
Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Do not choose partners based on their financial status.
Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Do not do unjustified favors or let others influence your decisions.
Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Embrace your ideals. Move slowly toward new endeavors.
Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Put your ideas into action. It is time to realize your goals.

Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for July 28th

Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading For Today

 

bw-hagalazThe Past
Hagalaz

Hagalaz is the hail Rune. It denotes chaos, destruction and disruption on a primal level. You may experience delays in moving toward your goals.

 

bw-tiwazThe Present
Tiwaz

Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.

 

bw-elhazThe Future
Elhaz

Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy

Your Daily Rune for July 28th is Gebo

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bw-geboYour Rune For Today
Gebo

Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.

 

Additional Information on Today’s Rune, Gebo

 

Gebo: gift

 

Phonetic equivalent: g (as in ‘girl’)

 

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
gift, offering, relationship, love, marriage, partnership, generosity, unexpected good fortune

MAGICAL USES:to find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck


ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Sigurd & Brunhild; Aesir & Vanir treaty

 

ANALYSIS:

Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.The use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure the loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the part of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord. Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring, symbolizes the bond between them. Originally, only the man gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver’s love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance which forms the bond.

 

Your Daily Tarot Card for July 28th is The Hanged Man

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Hanged Man



The Hanged Man is the most enigmatic card of the Tarot. Even Tarot giants like Waite, Crowley and Levi had trouble deciphering The Hanged Man’s true meaning. Generally The Hanged Man is thought to represent the value of surrender and selfless acts. The Hanged Man embodies the notion that sometimes to lose is to win. Unlike the aggressive Chariot, The Hanged Man creates his fate through inaction and accepts his fortune passively, without resistance. He does not struggle to control the path his life takes, but rather allows events to sweep him where they will, even if he is called upon to sacrifice himself. He is so at ease with the Fate the Universe chose for him that even hanging upside down from a tree does not ruffle his inner peace.

Get a Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Wednesday, July 29th

 

 

 

 

Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, July 29th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

The Moon spends the day in your performance and responsibility sector, dear Aries, and you’ll find yourself more emotionally invested in what you do and how you do it. This, of course, can make you a little more sensitive to areas of imbalance, but it can also motivate you to make improvements. Later today, worries or hurdles related to your work, reputation, plans, or a friendship can figure strongly, but try not to let them interfere with your happiness. Instead, let them point you in the right direction for making adjustments and changes. Work on handling matters that leave you feeling less than confident or even guilty and drained. Taking steps towards fixing problem areas will help lessen tension. Start little and then work yourself up, and you may very well find that taking care of the small things has a way of clearing up the big problems naturally.

Taurus

Taurus

The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, dear Taurus, encouraging you to seek out answers, truths, and new experiences. Later today, an awkward Mercury-Pluto aspect can generate suspicions, lack of trust, or worries. This is a day for making minor adjustments and for working on the hurdles that seem to be in your way when it comes to pursuing more enjoyment and happiness. The past can help you to find valuable answers, particularly with your ruler, Venus, retrograde, but if you’re obsessing about it, it’s not going to serve you well.

Gemini

Gemini

It may not be the best day to seek out understanding or a favor, dear Gemini, as your ruler, Mercury, is in challenging aspect to Pluto, and this energy can leave us wondering, doubting, and possibly on a fence about a matter. At worst, it can stir up resentment or even hostility. It might also be wise to avoid bringing up the past or sharing something important or personal just for now. Keeping certain things to yourself just for the time being can serve you well, but it’s not necessary to be guarded to an extreme. Try not to waste too much time and psychic energy on negative thoughts, and you will learn a lot from observation. The Moon is in your solar eighth house all day, pulling your attention to your own inner workings and perhaps hidden desires.

Cancer

Cancer

The Moon is spending the day in your relationship sector, dear Cancer, and you’re especially sensitive to the workings of a close relationship. Later today, there can be a subtle strain to your interactions. There could be something that’s said that is either not the complete picture or that stirs up feelings of resentment, perhaps as it seems designed to make you feel guilty. There could be some discomfort about a past matter that resurfaces. For some, it’s about money, and for others, it’s about respect, with Mercury in your sector of worth in awkward angle to Pluto. While you’re emotionally geared to seek out balance today, sometimes the healthiest way to do so is to let go and move on.

Leo

Leo

The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Leo, promoting attention to your daily routines and the little details of life that keep everything together. However, some tension is possible now and if you feel a little drained, it could be a signal that you need to make some adjustments that re-routes you on a healthier path. Taking the high road is an admirable Leo trait, and this can come in handy later today when Mercury-Pluto energy can too easily wear people down. There is a tendency to doubt or suspect others, to second-guess your choices, or to say something that stirs up some controversy and possibly hurt feelings.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

Try not to give too much thought to something you hear that rubs you the wrong way today, dear Virgo. You might suddenly see a person’s hidden agenda, or a frustrating or hurtful past experience can resurface and weigh on your mind. Find something more productive to take your mind off the negative thought patterns – you have better things to do, and deserve to be kinder to yourself. It can be draining to overanalyze or micromanage a situation that may be better left to run its natural course. The Moon’s presence in your creative solar fifth house all day can help nudge you in happier directions.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

There can be a stronger need to recoup, lay low, and get comfortable today, dear Libra, with the Moon in your home and family sector all day. Later today is not ideal for decision making, but not every moment is. Sometimes we need to observe things a little longer before committing, and other times we may have to learn from our mistakes. There can be a feeling that whatever alternative you pick, you won’t win. There could be a minor dilemma between family and friends, or the need for time to recoup and the need to make connections with others. There could be a communication that seems manipulative or designed to make you feel guilty. In all likelihood, what gets you going now won’t be very important later, so try to focus on the positive and sidestep the mental tension. If it’s your own worries and concerns that keep your mind circling, do your best to let go.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

While today’s energies are not particularly strong for confidence, there can be some interesting observations and fair energy for productivity as well. Later today, it’s best to communicate gently and carefully, because Mercury, the planet of communications, is in awkward angle to your ruler, Pluto, which happens to be in your communications sector! There can be an offhand remark that gets to you, even if you’re keeping things quiet, but consider whether it’s worth your attention. The Moon’s position in your solar chart today encourages learning, updating skills, and finding new mental interests that motivate you.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

You can learn something completely new today, dear Sagittarius, and while it may be slightly uncomfortable at first, you can be thrilled that you’re reaching out beyond your usual  bounds. Later today, the communications planet forms an awkward aspect with dark, mysterious Pluto, and this can pull up guilt or worry that you’re losing power or clout. Try to stay in the moment rather than becoming heavy with concern over what hasn’t yet happened. This is not the best time to make a financial decision or a big purchase as it may curtail your freedom to do what you truly want to do. If you find yourself very frustrated with someone’s differing opinion, ask yourself if it’s worth the extra stress that pursuing the matter can cause. The Moon is in your resources sector all day, encouraging you to simplify in order to enjoy what you already have. Patience is key now.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

You might learn something today that causes you a bit of discomfort, dear Capricorn, but ultimately it leads you to a better understanding of a relationship or your own internal workings. Commit to face a fear rather than shrink from it. There is a tendency to exaggerate an issue in your mind, or to think negatively about a matter to the point that it becomes larger than life, when nothing much is likely to come of it. Worry is only useful when it is brief and it motivates you to handle a problem. Beyond that, it leads to unnecessary stress. Allow yourself the opportunity to explore surfacing emotions that the day-long visit from the Moon in your sign offers you.

Aquarius

Aquarius

It’s important to address the need for growth in existing relationships today, dear Aquarius, rather than feeling insecure about someone’s need for change. In fact, if insecurity is stimulated now, it may very well be wise to go in the direction of your fear. There is a lot to learn from others and from situations that make you feel less than confident. Later today, a nagging aspect between Pluto and communications planet, Mercury, can if left unattended lead to saying or thinking the wrong thing. Something awkward from the past may resurface for your attention. Try to let go of a tendency to overthink. The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, encouraging much-needed rest.

Pisces

Pisces

This is a day that shouldn’t be rushed, dear Pisces. You can be feeling strongly about an idea or ideal today and quite eager to share, but another part of you could feel a little hesitant. Emotions may interfere with work or even well-being and health. You might derive special satisfaction from supporting or assisting others, but avoid going so far to please that you begin to feel resentful. Later today, you may be questioning a person or situation, and even your own perceptions. This can be for good reason, but it’s best not to run on doubts alone. Make it a mission to reduce stress, and the best way to do so today is to disengage from negative and tense ideas, or removing yourself completely from difficult environments.

 

If You Were Born Today, July 28

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If You Were Born Today, July 28

Your manner is unmistakably warm, and you are an emotional, leading, and magnetic person. Creative fields work well for you. You are talented at bringing harmony to the world around you. While for the most part adaptable, you are also determined and quite organized. With loved ones, you might sometimes seem a little controlling, as you often feel you know what’s best for them. However, it’s not about needing to rule the roost. Rather, true care is behind it. You have a very strong sense of responsibility, which can at times lead you to worry a little too much. Famous people born today: Beatrix Potter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jim Davis, Sally Struthers, Elizabeth Berkley, Lori Loughlin.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, July 28th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, July 28th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

Express yourself and allow others to enjoy your talents today, dear Aries. It’s a good day for creating something new, but it’s also strong for productivity and truly enjoying what you’re doing. From afternoon forward, you’re more inclined to concern yourself with performance and production.
You’re taking special interest in the practical side of things, efficiency, and whether things are workable in the long term. You can especially benefit from looking at the past and learning from it, as you’re seeing important patterns. This can be especially so in matters of work and health. The key to getting a lot done these days is finding joy in the process.

Taurus

Taurus

The energy of the day is smooth and playful overall, dear Taurus, and for you, particularly from afternoon forward. After a rather introspective few days, allow yourself some time off from too much thinking. The Moon enters a fellow Earth sign (Capricorn) this afternoon, allowing for an overall sense of ease. This is a time for pressure-free activities – those things that break the monotony and routine and that allow you to step outside of yourself and enjoy something new or simply a change of scenery.

Gemini

Gemini

The morning tends to be light, dear Gemini, but as the day progresses, you’re more inclined to think and feel deeply about things. You could be thinking intently about your feelings for someone, about a past relationship, or complicated matter. There can be a reassessment going on and some uncertainty. Others might find you a little distant or lost within yourself as a result, but it can be very easy to pull you out. Conversations tonight can be especially invigorating and even motivating. Your advice may be sought now. Part of you is likely craving some form of drama, so a good movie or book is something to consider as well.

Cancer

Cancer

This can be a good day for harmonizing with others, dear Cancer, and particularly so with a partner, significant other, or friend. The day can begin with an easy focus on practical matters, work, routines, and getting organized, but later today, you’re more inclined to want to seek out company. Energy levels may not be peaking today, but you might focus on easy interactions and uncomplicated activities. It’s a strong time for observing how others relate to you, and you to them.

Leo

Leo

There’s a tendency to think intensely about love today, dear Leo, especially past matters or complicated feelings. If you have preparations to take care of, the Moon’s presence in your solar sixth house from the afternoon forward can help, as you’re emotionally geared to get organized and take care of business. This is a strong day for both preparatory and “catch-up” work. Today favors sorting out details rather than forging ahead. Getting a little lost in details is actually appropriate now, but take things step by step for best results. It’s in fact a strong time for creative thinking and putting your ideas into practice. Your advice to others can be especially helpful now.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

You can feel especially strong this morning, dear Virgo, particularly if you surround yourself with familiar things and if you engage in comforting routines. Later today, you have a greater need to enjoy yourself, to do something different or creative, and to find yourself some entertainment. It’s important to approach others, projects, and experiences in a relaxed way. Pushing can lead to mistakes. There can be a tendency to think about the past when it comes to relationships. There is very good energy with you for communicating, planning, and discovering important patterns.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

You have an emotional need for stimulation today, dear Libra. You may be in the position to support, protect, or defend a friend or associate, or to simply enjoy someone’s company. In fact, there can be strong energy for learning from others and for new ideas with you now. There can be a focus on the past, especially complicated feelings in the afternoon. Take any chance you can to enjoy quiet times, and take extra time for moments alone. With peace, you will find that you can tap into your intuition quite easily, as it is a time when something on the inside is waiting to be tapped!

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

Financial matters assume more importance in your life again today, dear Scorpio. Try to focus on what you can reuse or recycle as you may very well gain a stronger feeling of abundance as a result. Energies shift this afternoon, and you’re more inclined to reach out to others. There can be interesting news or revelations, and possibly some insight into matters from the past that were left undone or unexplained. Try to focus on easy interactions and uncomplicated activities. It’s a strong time for observing how others relate to you, and you to them, from a different perspective.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

You can feel quite motivated and can be productive today, dear Sagittarius, and others tend to support you in your efforts, or allow you enough breathing space to do your thing. Emotions tend to settle this afternoon with the Moon exiting your sign. While the high emotional energy that the Moon in your sign has brought to your life in the past few days has been welcome, now some of the pressure is off to meet emotional needs, and this allows you to better see your next step or what needs to be done. This afternoon is good for some voluntary simplicity, as “more” is not always better. Tonight’s energies are strong for solving a problem, particularly through conversation with a trusted friend or partner.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

Your deeper, more intense emotions are aroused today, dear Capricorn, and you tend to be quite hungry for the emotional excitement that comes from a feeling of connectedness with others and with your deeper, more private self. This hunger, if unfulfilled, can lead you to create some kind of emotional drama if you’re not careful, perhaps by imagining slights or remembering previous hurts. The Moon leaves your privacy sector this afternoon and enters your sign. Emotional needs can seem quite urgent with the Moon in your sign. Tonight, there is strong energy for sorting an emotional pattern or problem out.

Aquarius

Aquarius

This morning’s energy is sociable but productive, dear Aquarius, as you can get a lot out of collaboration and reaching out to others. The Moon enters your privacy zone this afternoon, and there is a stronger need to withdraw from overly demanding or competitive situations. If at all possible, clear your schedule and take extra time for yourself, as there is great value today in some rest and reflection. Tune into your intuition. Look within for answers, and avoid competitive or demanding situations so that you can truly unwind. There is no need to push yourself for answers. In fact, letting go can clear your mind and solutions or ideas have “room” to surface.

Pisces

Pisces

You may discover today that your thoughts need to change and elevate in order for true progress to be made, dear Pisces, and today’s energies are good for just that – it’s a fine time for putting yourself in a different setting and frame of mind. This can serve to refresh and revitalize you. A casual friendship can be rewarding now, particularly an established one, as there is a tendency to want to connect with your past in meaningful ways. In fact, you may begin to see interesting patterns in your life that help you to better understand yourself and your relationships.

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Tuesday, July 28th

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Tuesday, July 28th

 

LEO STRONG
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
SAGITTARIUS STRONG
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
FIRE STRONG
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
AIR WEAK
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.

Astrology of Today – July 28, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – July 28, 2015

Summary:

Mercury is moving towards a trine to Pallas, and soon will form a trine with Vesta as well and these aspects happen in all three creative Fire signs. This is a strong configuration for communications and thinking. There is a good balance between learning from tradition and modern thinking now. Timing is good, and we might be making strong decisions related to work or long-term projects.

  • The Moon is in Sagittarius until 2:47 PM.
  • The Moon is void from 9:36 AM to 2:47 PM.
  • The Moon is in Capricorn from 2:47 PM forward (until the Moon enters Aquarius on Thursday, July 30th, at 5:40 PM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
  • A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 24th, and a Full Moon will occur on July 31st.
  • Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).

25th July – 6th September 2015: Venus Retrograde (mostly) in Leo

 

a message from Sarah Varcas
To read more of Sarah’s insight, please visit her website, Awakenings, Intuitive Astrology for Heart and Soul
 

Whilst Venus spends the vast majority of this retrograde period in Leo, she actually shifts direction in Virgo. In this detail lies hidden the key to her entire retrograde journey: it’s all about the nuances, not the bigger picture. Venus in Leo is flamboyant and demonstrative, passionate and radiant, but in the subtle shaping hands of Virgo she knows that the most reliable self-confidence is born of detailed self-knowledge: familiarity with the twists and turns of one’s psyche and their influence upon our well-being and relationships. When retrograde, Venus reveals the underbelly of those relationships, inviting us to see what may otherwise be hidden. She uncovers the subtle dynamics which shape our interactions with each other whilst reminding us the most important relationship is with the self.

Venus retrograde in Leo needs little from the external world. She is sure of her inherent worth, requiring no external affirmation. This can both help and hinder relationships. We may be so sure of our position that other people pale into insignificance against the backdrop of our self-assuredness. Alternatively, confident self-possession may enable us to willingly give completely to another without in any way diminishing our own sense of self. Knowing that the love of the divine flows through our veins enables us to give of that love as required, confident that our stores are forever replenished by Sacred Source. For those in need of this love and affection our attention comes as a healing force kindling their own self-accepting love.

The challenge of this Venus retrograde is to bridge the gap between isolated self-reliance and nourishing interdependence. We do this by embracing those Virgoan nuances. Venus cannot live only within and remain happy, healthy and whole. She needs connection, comfort, affection and attachment to thrive. Venus fans the flames of love and brings us together to share it. She naturally reaches out to connect, not within to detach. If we find ourselves isolated during this retrograde passage, disconnected from those with whom we seek intimacy, Venus encourages us to consider where we may have become so self-sufficient we believe we need nothing and no one. Such a belief is born not of a sovereign self but a besieged one, shielded by defensive walls built to avoid the vulnerability of need, dependency and desire. Venus invites us to wonder how we secured our isolation and how we could possibly need no one in a world of seven billion interdependent people. She asks us to reflect upon issues of dependency: the labour of strangers which ensures water from our kitchen tap; the endeavours of our ancestors whose legacy we live today; the toil of those who produce the food we need to survive. No person is an island, she reminds us. In an interconnected world dependence is not a failing but a fact, not a weakness but a fundamental truth, the realisation of which may just save us all.

It is time to explore our dependency, to face the thoughts and feelings triggered when we recognise our very life rests in the hands of another. In truth we each hold the other in our hands, nourishing their blossoming or crushing their delicate unfolding petals with our own need to control. We each owe a huge duty of care to the other as much as to ourselves and must be willing to embrace each day the vulnerability of inter-dependency for our own well-being and survival.

Venus reminds us that self-reliance is only a strength when it enables giving and receiving in equal measure. We will need it in the coming months to ride the ups and downs of change and stand firm in the face of challenge which threatens to steer us off course. But we equally need others to ride alongside us, cheering each other on when the going gets tough, sharing supplies for the journey and each other’s dreams. We are not islands in a sea of self-protection but instead one life, living through each of us to nourish and nurture itself. As Venus journeys back through Leo she invites us to know ourselves as each other, to celebrate dependence and to honour the truth that we each hold the life of another in our hearts and in our hands.

 

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Cosmic Tides: Venus Retrograde

Cosmic Tides: Venus Retrograde

 

a message from Sarah Biermann
To read more of Sarah’s insight, please visit her website, Imagi-Creation

Venus is going retrograde on July 25th, after a long stay in the Leo energies of radical self-love, Venus took a step into Virgo (the priestess), right there with the star Regulus which is the king star. That is a lot of “whoo hoo” right there. Added to this is that while Venus (backing into Leo) is re-evaluating her sense of self-love, self-worth and relationships, she is connecting with Jupiter (again), Mercury, the Sun and Mars. Also, by the end of this weekend there will be six celestial bodies in retrograde (turning inward and reevaluating). Other than Venus, we have Saturn, Pluto, Neptune and Uranus and Chiron.
Chiron in Pisces

Chiron has been in Pisces continuously since February 2011. Chiron has some affinity with Pisces through the connection to suffering. Pisces, in its negative pole, is willing to sacrifice itself (to suffer) to help others. Chiron, as the “wounded healer” is unable to avoid suffering because he has a “wound that can not be healed”. Accessing the negative side of this combination can lead to martyrdom and victimhood. There is, however, another potential with this combination. If we realize that Chiron is there to help heal Pisces and visa versa this can play out differently. To me, Pisces is a very spiritual sign embodying compassion and empathy. Everyone carries some kind of “wound”; a part of themselves that is not “perfect”. Pisces offers the non-judgmental understanding that creates the safe space of spontaneous healing that is needed.

The suffering in the negative pole of Pisces is due to over giving, giving selflessly. This kind of giving is fueled by the need for love and connection. So the ultimate wound of Pisces is feeling unloved and not connected. This is the pain of separation from Spirit/Creator. Chiron is the only healer that can really understand the Pisces wound, and so is the one who can ultimately heal it.

Chiron will be in Pisces (going through several retrogrades) until April of 2018. This core wound will be brought up for healing for more than two more years. We have time…
What does this all mean?

Be ready for a lot of “re” things, looking back again: re-evaluating, rethinking (more re-feeling), remembering, rehashing. Don’t forget that relationship is a “re” word. It is a rather intense period of looking at our relationships; with self, with spouse/lover, with family, with friends and with Creator, etc.

The end result will be having people and experiences around you that will support your feeling valuable and lovable, just because you are YOU!

Keep in mind that this probably will include releasing patterns and people who support the opposite, feeling less-than or somehow “wrong”.

Those of us who are on the vanguard of human evolution have had many opportunities to feel “wrong” and like we don’t fit in. If these memories and/or situation arise keep in mind that the point is for you to move past them and strengthen your sense of being valuable, lovable connected and “right”. Let the negative emotions of the past move through you, on the way OUT. Connect with people, places and things that support you being different in a really good way.

Since the feminine energy is at the center of this transformation right now, those of us in female bodies may be feeling the intensity physically. I know that I am!

Possible “symptoms”

Aches and pains
Can’t get to sleep
Need a lot of sleep
Digestion “off” (can’t assimilate/process the energies)
Unusual or heightened feelings of anxiety
Can’t focus
“Random” emotions like resentment, fear, frustration, hopelessness or sadness
Feeling like a “failure”
Communication with others is all messed up; including accidentally deleted messages, undelivered emails, etc.
The more that you allow yourself time to feel (release) emotions and to support your bodies need for “down time” in order to handle the changes, the quicker you will get through the gunk and out the other side to…

Feeling self-love on a huge, unshakeable level
Knowing that you are valuable, exactly as you are
Having relationships that support the “true you”
Feeling connected to and in communication with your body on a whole new level
Embracing the “juicy” life-force/sexual energy that keeps you young, “turned on to life”, very attractive to other people and attracting beauty and abundance

Maybe it is worth it… do you think???

 

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Your Current Moon Phase for July 28th is Waxing Gibbous

July 28
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 89%

 

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 89%
Moon Age: 11.56 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 383,257.47 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,902,824.52 km