We have an abundance of new energy flowing in this week, but its up to us to decide what to do with it. We are holding on to the same old patterns, behaviors, attitudes, and thought forms, even as the cosmic clock announces the time to let these things go. Though we know our world can be new, we stubbornly cling to the habits we denounce and rail against. We need a little push and the universe is nothing if not accommodating. The terrifying and chaotic energy surrounding us now is here to shake us free of our bullshit. If we won't change willingly, we will be forced to change. We will be made to face our own creations so that we learn to create more carefully.
Both/and season is over. While the Cancer and Leo months were times of integration, this Mercury retrograde in Virgo is a time of separation. This is a time for discernment. This is a time to sort the seeds, to decide what you will nurture in the soil of your mind and what you will toss in the fire.
Moving forward is inevitable, but the universe provides a pause now, to decide how we will remember the past. The same lens we use to view our history provides a glimpse into our future. We create what we experience. The good news is, we don't need a time machine to change our past, we merely need a radical shift in perception. Can it have been beautiful in its ugliness? Did it make you who you are? Can you embrace that which has made you YOU, because of how much you adore yourself?
And of course we don't to deal with any of this, LOL. Growth means imbalance. We've just learned to integrate these lessons, and its already time for the test. We want to skip the exam and go straight to the head of the class, but where they do that at? The University of Life does not give Kmart diplomas. You can't phone this shit in.
This is time of being blessed and being a blessing. We are all being pushed to the next level. We are all feeling off balance and off kilter. Nonetheless, the universe provides the tools we need to get through, as usual. Do you know what those tools are?
Do you know God's medium? God's toolbox? God's conduit of creation and creativity?
Let life use you. Surrender. As you surrender, choose.
Will you stand alone, alienated in your passions and desires, feeling the need to self-protect; or will you be vulnerable enough to reveal your soul and your struggles, willing to love and let your lovers love you?
Will you sit isolated with your feelings, certain of solitude in your watery depths; or will you cry with your friends, celebrate your woefulness, acknowledge the fact that, no matter how painful, a cycle is ending, and no matter how startling, a new beginning is here?
Hey Aries, with your big beautiful brain! This week, the universe asks you to choose between your signature communication style, or a more subtle, yet equally as effective option. You can either clap back at these fools or bathe in a sea of self love that leaves you too satisfied to retort. The choice is yours, and there is no wrong answer. The ability to do both are necessary, depending on the circumstance.
SN: Can you teach me how to clap back? Have you ever thought about teaching a class called, "This what we NOT gon' do?" I would totes take that class.
Heyyy Taurus! This week, you're being asked to choose between going within for some one-on-one time, or externalizing your inner light to shine brightly on the world. Are you going to be all about you, or all about the world? Selfish or other-ish? Both states have their benefits but which one will make you happy? Hint: Usually happiness is on the other side of risk, awkwardness and fear.
Hi Gemmie! Over the next seven days, you'll be faced with doing some new shit right quick, or or staying the course and being patient, persistent, consistent and steady. There is no wrong answer, you can do whichever you like. I will say though -- Mercury is retrograde, and since Mercury is your ruler and the one with the sweet feet, you might want to wait until the wind is back at your back before you get to flitting around again. Slow and steady ain't never hurt nobody.
Hey Cancer! Like all the other signs, this week you'll be faced with a choice. You can either communicate precisely what you think you want, down to the footnotes and references, or you can follow your feelings toward a new level of satisfaction you've never experienced before. There is no right or wrong answer; just keep in mind that what you THINK you want may be at odds with the new emotions brewing within you.
Hey my beautiful Leos! Are you enjoying your birthday season? This week you can do one of two things. One one hand, you can perform mental Olympics to eliminate hurtful self-talk, re-calibrate outdated attitudes and chin check and possible shade coming from other people. On the other hand, you could just follow your spirit, be the boss of your own lane, and decide happily to give nan fuck 'bout what anyone else thinks. There is no wrong answer. If you need to pop shit because of reckless shit poppers, you absolutely can, and they will cry. But if you want to just not give a fuck about haters and bask in the warmth of your own wonderfulness, that's an option too.
You did it Virgo! This week, you have the choice between letting people bless and provide for you, or waiting patiently with complete assurance that all your hard work is now paying off. Very soon, you will have tangible rewards for all your efforts. You can either ask and receive, or wait and expect. Either way, your blessings shall quickly arrive. Congratulations!
Sweet Libra, this week you might be a little tender. You will choose between addressing your pain and your thoughts about the past, or finally moving away from the whole damn thing. You can either sit with your ideas about what happened and dissect the scenarios over and over to gain understanding (which is hella necessary sometimes), or you can choose to recognize the futility of living backwards, gather yourself and move on. Both methods have their place in the map of life. You will know when to do which.
Scorpio, you're really in a groove, huh? But is it a groove or a rut? This week, you're being asked to choose between being persistent, meticulous, working hard and churning it out -- or stopping the whole damn thing. You can either go all in or take a giant step back and look at the entire situation differently. You can either master the game or flip the table and start over. There is no wrong answer.
Hey Sagittarius! What you thinking about? Whatever it is, you sure do think about it alot. Spirit is asking you to decide between rushing forward with an important message, or continuing to contemplate the pros and cons and categorize your fears until infinity. Again, there is no wrong answer. Thinking things to death is paralyzing af, but sometimes necessary so that you don't move forward into some bullshit. And sometimes rushing in is necessary too, because experience is the best teacher. The choice is yours.
Capricorn, this week asks you to choose between resting and dreaming. There is a difference, you know. When you rest, you heal and regenerate with conscious intent. When you dream, you unconsciously expend a ton of energy. Even though you won't arise as refreshed, dreaming can result in more clarity than resting. Dreams shock us out of our guarded, rational minds, so our subconscious can have its say. What do you think - should you rejuvenate while protecting the gates of your depths, or work at dreaming long and hard enough to get out of your own way?
Hey Aquarius! You have some really cool energy flowing through you this week! Spirit wants you to choose between being a boss and setting clear rules and boundaries in your life, or feeling overrun, overwhelmed and ready to fight any fool who challenges you. Let me tell you -- if you fight, you will win. However, if you swallow your fear and set firm boundaries, you will also win. Do you want to argue your perspective, or just tell it like it is? You don't have to battle for respect, you know. Respect is your birthright.
Beloved Pisces, this week you're being asked to choose between being balanced in two dimensions or three. Do you want harmony in your inner world, or stability in your outer world? Sometimes inner peace looks like chaos on the outside, and sometimes outer calm masks a tsunami in your soul. Either shake or be shaken. Both are okay, its just - which do you prefer?
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The potential this week is so fucking powerful. We are surrounded by all the energies required for money, magic and miracles. We have passed nearly all the tests of master level manifestation -- nurturing the seeds of inspiration, watering them with emotion, sustaining focus through how we speak and think -- and now we head into our final feat -- becoming that which we desire.
The person who goes away seeking is not the same one who returns. We are changed by the journey, molded in the shape of our quest. It's time to reintroduce ourselves to ourselves, and to the world. Our words and thoughts are so potent now, but what are our decrees? Are we speaking the same old script into existence because we lack the discipline to rewrite new lines for our new minds? As we head into Mercury retrograde on Saturday and the momentum we've been gaining slows way, way down, know this is the love language of our Creator. Retrogrades are necessary cosmic reviews before new beginnings, to keep us from polluting a fresh start with the same old shit. The bible says, "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?" Even if Goddess herself removed the veil from your eyes, she cannot make you SEE.
You cannot have what you ask for while still identifying with the version of yourself who doesn't yet have it. So as you go forth into the land of answered prayers, who are YOU?
This week carries the energy of marriage, of the joining of the divine masculine with the divine feminine, of faith with action, of intuition and execution, of within as without, as above as below. We need both ends of pole so that the center holds. The joining together of opposites, the meeting of heaven and earth, creates the portal through which our new selves and new future are birthed.
We are being asked to review the parts of ourselves that seem to be at odds, to respect the angles that appear to be opposites but fit together in perfect symmetry to call forward our dreams. We are both midwife and baby; we must use the tension of our personal paradox to push and pull ourselves through.
Aries, you're feeling the contradiction between how much to rest and how much to work. On one hand you love your work; its abundant, your money is good, your quality of work is excellent, you're persistent and things are just humming and flowing along. And that would be awesome if sometimes you didn't want to just lie down and be still because old heartache rises up occasionally and makes it hard to function. You wish it would just be one or the other -- that you could have less ambition or a harder heart -- but that isn't in the cards. Is there any way you could put your stellar work ethic to use healing and handling (shout out to Olivia Pope) old pains? Just a suggestion...
In the bible Jesus says we can move mountains if we only have the faith of a mustard seed. I've never seen a mustard seed but I've heard they're really tiny. We only need a little bit of faith. A dab. A dollop. That's not really your style though, Taurus. You could move seven mountains with your secret stash of mustard seeds, because you are always prepared and your access and resources are unparalleled. In fact, who needs to even wait for mustard seeds or faith or any of that foolishness when we could just round up a team of giants and superheroes and rig harnesses to their waists and get some alien technology to pull the...
What was I saying? I got so caught up in that fantasy of just doing it my damn self. I'm with you Taurus! Who needs to trust the universe when we can just upset the foundation of heaven and earth? Now if only there were some way to turn your supernatural ability to force your fortune into a tool that creates patience. If anyone can figure it out, you can.
Its quite the paradox Gemini; if I asked your advice on the actions I should take to get what I want, you wouldn't hesitate to lay out a six point plan with with infographics, addendums and a resource list for further reading. But if I asked you what you were going to do to get what YOU want, you'd stare at me blankly and crack a joke to deflect the wave of panic threatening to carry you away. Its time for you to be your own know-it-all, Gemini. Your instincts are rarely wrong. You KNOW what to do. Lay out the plan and trust yourself.
Yours is the classic dichotomy between the feminine and masculine, intellect and intuition, giving and receiving. On one hand you want to be clear and bright with your magical light, announcing to all who come near your plans for growth and radiance in your life and the lives of your loved ones. #TeamKissyFace
On the other hand, you want to be the cosmic gardener behind the scenes, blessing the inner realms with your nurturing vibes, quietly fertilizing your tribe with love. #TeamTextFirst
You don't have to choose! Not either/or. Both/and, remember? You're so good at gauging your what-I-can-give-today meter, at knowing when to emerge and when to retreat, when to back light and when to highlight. You got this.
You're very clever Leo, but I'm on to you. You're so blessed, abundant, powerful and creative. A modern day Midas with great hair, everything you touch turns to gold. You give so much of your time and energy to others, and why not? You want to do good in your hood since you're (hashtag) blessed. That's what's up.
You ain't fooling me though. When was the last time you let someone give YOU something? Energy flows both ways. How can blessings keep flowing out if you don't let any in? Asking for a (Leo) friend...
During your birthday season, GIVE someone the pleasure of knowing how good it feels to give to YOU. Give the gift of being able to RECEIVE.
Hey Virgo boos, can I talk to you for a second? Come here. I need to spill some tea about our tribe but Imma whisper because you know we don't like folks in our business. *deep breath*
Here goes: We don't know everything. Sometimes we're wrong. We might know the facts but facts don't always equal truth. Sometimes we get so confident in what we THINK we know that we mess around and lie to ourselves and our loved ones. Sometimes our over active imagination runs away with us. Far away. (Swear to God Virgos are Ally McBeal -- if you don't know who that is, either look it up or get your young ass out my horoscopes.) We have to shut up for a bit and figure out what our new truth, our new reality is. Only a blend of facts and fantasy will do. In the meantime, we have to learn to say (gasp! eek!) I don't know.
Hey Libra! Look at you, all beautiful, peaceful, balanced. Look at you, transmuting the energy of your lower nature into a higher vibration, turning your disgust to compassion and your hatred to illumination. Everyone loves you, and in return you ruffle no feathers and make no scenes. Team serene, Mr. and Mrs. Okay With Everything, from the kingdom of In It But Not Of It, Always Rise Above It.
Oh, so y'all don't be wanting to fuck people up out here? Y'all don't be wanting to balance these scales of justice all over your enemies ass? Oh Libra. Stop hiding your other face. Some of these fools deserve to see it. Its okay to fight back. You'll win.
Quite a contradiction we're looking at here, Scorpio. On the one hand, you worry yourself to death daily. You categorize and prioritize your concerns ranking from least to most likely, from sickliest to deadliest, from daily inconvenience to life-changing emergency. People don't understand your fears but they haven't survived what you've survived. They don't get it and you don't have to explain.
On the other hand, you have the love and compassion of 94 simultaneous hearts thinking about baby kittens. You feel everybody's feelings, and you're one of the few signs who can hold space for all that emotion without being overwhelmed by it. Your experiences haven't made you bitter at all, they've made you the most compassionate person on earth.
So. You know how when people tell you their sad stories, and you know just what to say because you've been there? Learn to turn that superpower inward and give your own compassion and empathy to YOU. The world needs you to give yourself the version of yourself that you give freely away. We need you to love you like you love us. Make sense?
Hey Sag! Did I catch you at the wrong time? Were you just headed out to a party/ baby-shower / quick weekend trip / work meeting / barbecue / poker night / movie night / Taco & Tequila Tuesday? Got a second? No? Okay can I just walk with you then? I'll be quick.
When you gon' sit your ass down somewhere? Don't look at me like that, it ain't a trick question. You know you need to sit your ass down somewhere and rest and meditate and get grounded in your body and get out of your head.
There is nothing wrong with kicking it, nothing at all. You are the life of the party, and everyone loves to see you coming and hates to see you go. But don't use your friends to avoid yourself. Don't use fun as a distraction from the inner work that HAS to happen. Can you maybe (don't get mad), just maybe... talk to your friends about what's going on with you? Isn't that what they're there for?
Feel free to dismiss everything I'm saying as ridiculous lies, as I am a Virgo and a few paragraphs ago I fully admitted that sometimes we don't know what the hell we're talking about.
Am I wrong though?
Oh Capricorn, I feel you. You want it how you want it and ain't nothing wrong with that. You want to be in charge, and you should! Look how hard you work to provide for yourself and your loved ones. Look how much you sacrificed to get where you are, so that everyone can be set up. You don't do it just for you. Do you?
Don't you? Let's be honest for a second. You try to keep your finances in such excellent shape and your responsibilities in order because that's how YOU want it. You've learned that happiness is an inside job and the team can only be as good as its leader, and nothing makes you happier than having your shit together. Except sometimes you want to run away from your own kingdom because the more moving parts you provide for, the less you can control, and sometimes -- due to no fault of your own -- shit falls apart. If its anything you hate its chaos and complications, even if it brings laughter and joy.
Luckily its the season of Both/And, not Either/Or. You don't have to choose between yourself and your tribe. You just have to take turns. Balance. Take better care of you so you can take better care of them.
You're caught between moving on and staying put, Aquarius, and that's a tough place to be. At best its uncomfortable; at worst, it defies the laws of physics. Some hard shit went down, and you can't change it or fix it, all you can do is gather your hurt feelings and move toward healing.
Is that really all you can do though? Can't you stay? Can't you wallow in it a little bit? Have you ever heard of healing pain? If you believed your agony had a purpose, could you stand it a little longer? Often its not so much what happens that hurts, but what we tell ourselves about it. Instead of changing your life, can you maybe just change your story?
So much energy, Pisces! So much spirit! So much fire! So much perseverance and stick-to-it-tive-ness! You can accomplish anything you want. Literally, anything. For a water sign, you certainly have all magic and internal firepower required to claim what you desire.
You know, when you get out of bed. When you can stop over thinking and obsessing and worrying about what to to do, why to do, how to do, when to do, what could go wrong, how it could go wrong, when it could go wrong, why it could wrong, when you could fail, how you could fail, why you might fail, where you could fail...
Oh you want me to stop. Cool. Can YOU stop though? Seriously. You're amazing. YOU'RE AMAZING. You can't fail at being amazing, no matter what happens. In no scenario, in no outcome, will you look up and realize you've failed at being awesome, inspirational, beautiful, creative and blessed.
Tell your thoughts to fuck themselves because you have some wonderful-ing to do.
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The fire shines bright in our hearts this week. We are strong, capable, ready for action. We know what we want to do, we know how we want to do it, and we are lit up from the inside out.
But of course it isn't that easy.
Self sabotage is so subtle, as simple as painting a self-portrait with a wounded arm, turning skillful lines to careless strokes. As simple as charging into battle still scarred from last year's war. We aren't fully healed, badly as we want to be. Even as we run along, the limp persists in our stride.
This week invites us to pause internally, to try to see ourselves and our pains from another perspective. To turn it all around and up to the light. To ask what was healed by becoming broken. To marvel at how successfully we failed. To count the gains as we tally the losses. To embrace what needs to be forgiven and bury what must die. There are no right or wrong answers, for in the end everything is useful to the fire. We just need to get clear on what goes where. On which stories will be printed in our book of life. The ink is nearly dry on this chapter.
The moment you can make peace with what is written, is the moment you can turn the page and help others remember what you know.
What have you learned about your finances, about the foundations you've built that didn't sustain you, and the ways you might have overworked and overspent? What have you learned about spending too much to feel fulfilled, because of work that didn't sustain your spirit? What have you learned about investing your energy in the right places? What can you teach others about getting clear on what they want, so they can muster the patience and determination required to see it through?
What have you learned about how to manifest your long term plans and goals, Taurus? What do you know about reacting impulsively rather than making balanced, sustainable decisions? What can you teach others moderation, adaptation and evolving at their own pace? Make peace with these questions: What is my ultimate destination? Where am I going with this?
What have you learned about your work, Gemini? What have you learned about getting the props you deserve, and the importance of being part of a community that appreciates, values and encourages your skills? Make peace with the moments you felt overlooked and underappreciated. Make peace with the times you put in too much time and effort for too little reward.What can you teach others about making sure their time and talents are valued?
What have you learned about breaking out of an old husk, so a new version of yourself can thrive? What have you learned about life after death, after change and transformation? What can you teach others about integrating old lessons into a new life, about making peace with with the past, about releasing what no longer serves them, about rising up and being born again?
What have you learned about balancing enthusiasm with consistency, about sustaining success over the long haul, about persistent inspiration? Yours is the sign of fixed fire. If anyone can keep the heat burning, its you. What can you teach others about how to maintain their flame? What can you teach about discipline?
What have you learned about manifesting and planning for your family over the long term, Virgo? What do you know about using your tools of thoughts, words, actions, money and talents to achieve rather than undermine your generational goals? What can you teach others about building a firm foundation above, in order to witness a firm foundation below?
What have you learned about refusing to get stuck in your beautiful mind, Libra? What do you know about moving from ideas to action, from planning to execution? What can you teach others about turning vision into reality, about making the mind's movies real? What can you teach about the confidence required to get from in here to out there?
What have you learned about happy endings, Scorpio? What do you know about the things that block the peace in your home? What have you learned about filling your own cup first, about the internal nature of bliss? What can you teach others about self care, about the profound truth of the phrase, "Wherever you go, there you are?"
What have you learned about your ability to nurture and celebrate others, Sagittarius, and provide security and foundation, emotional, financial and otherwise? What can you teach others about taking care of themselves, so they can be at their best for those who depend on them? What have you learned about putting yourself last, even in the name of partying, celebration and fun?
What have you learned about the process of getting what you want, Capricorn? What do you know about setting attainable goals for yourself, about not overwhelming yourself, about loving yourself enough to create clear plans and objectives, and using ALL your skills and talents to achieve your desires? What can you teach others about being independent and going it alone unless they're surrounded by those who offer nurturing and support? What can you teach others about breaking free from old ways of thinking and doing that block them? About taking the first step in a new direction?
What have you learned about doubting yourself, Aquarius? What do you know about giving the voices and directives of others getting too much airplay in your mind? What can you teach others about the importance of having a supportive sounding board to really listen? What can you tell them about how being too rigid with themselves keeps them from understanding or manifesting what they really want? What have you learned about figuring out source of insecurity and doubt in order to move past it and investigate what YOU want to do.
What have you learned about moving out with the old and in with the new, Pisces? What do you know about accepting new opportunities, money, skills, abilities, YOU? What can you teach others about how choices between the old and the new aren't really choices at all because ultimately the old is TRANSFORMING into the new? What have you learned about divine, involuntary upgrades?
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My fantastic younger sister, a co-survivor of our traumatic childhood, once said something I found very profound. She said, “After you've dealt with all the ways others have abused you, its time to acknowledge the ways you’ve abused yourself."
Your mission this week is to notice all the ways you block the goodness life is offering. Observe how you avoid happiness, over-analyze your blessings, and overemphasize your burdens. See how your mind holds on to old wounds, replays old dramas, and consistently chews on worry even though faith is being served.
I’m going to toss out a couple phrases I know you’ve heard before but perhaps forgotten: As above so below. As within, so without. A person becomes what they think about all day long. You must practice thinking in ways that are loving, supportive and generous toward yourself. You must become disciplined at listening only to the inner voices that speak in your own best interest.
“For what good does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul?” What good is it to gain entry to the promised land, if you haven’t learned to whisper sweet somethings in your own ears? There is a civil war inside our minds, and its time to sneak into our fertile fields and replace hidden mines of self-sabotage with bombs of self love. We must be ruthless with ourselves. There can be no compromise.
We don't negotiate with terrorists.
This might be a bit of a rabbit hole Aries, but what do you tell yourself about your ability to tell yourself good things? What do you tell yourself about your strength, about your ability to conquer your roaring thoughts, your capability to create an internal reality you can live with? Whatever good things you tell yourself about how well you tell yourself good things, double that. Throw the rest away.
What do you tell yourself about the kinds of friendships and relationships you deserve, Taurus? What do you tell yourself about the possibility of happy endings? Be vigilant against the thoughts that tell you can't get it how you want it, or that you'll be alone. The truth is you can, and you won't. People love you, real talk.
What do you tell yourself about your happiness, Gemini? Have you given up on the possibility of being fulfilled, of God pouring your cup to the brim? You know can have what you want, right? Imma say it again, you can have what you want. Need it a third time? YOU CAN HAVE WHAT YOU WANT.
Now, do you know what that is? Do you know what you want? Have you been settling and tolerating so long you've forgotten? It's time to remember. And if you can't remember, decide.
Who told you you couldn't be yourself, Cancer? Who drained your confidence? What do you tell yourself about your ability to stand up for thoughts and beliefs, to be a lone voice crying in the wilderness? Who told you to go along to get along? What do you tell yourself about being alone and affirming that you are in the best company? Know that one authentic relationship with yourself and your desires is worth more than ten thousand pretendships with people who don't accept you exactly as you are. There is nothing wrong with you, you're awesome. Now run tell dat!
What do you tell yourself about following the rules, Leo? What do you tell yourself about doing what other people tell you to do versus doing what the fuuuuuuuck you want to do? You are your own boss. You are your own master. You are your own rule maker and way finder. You don't have to follow tradition, you have to follow your heart. If your thoughts aren't on board with that, check your thoughts. Pull a Harriet Tubman and tell them to choose freedom or die.
What do you tell yourself about your feelings, and your ability to FEEL your feelings, Virgo? What do you tell yourself about your capability to swim in your own emotional depths? Do you tell yourself you can't go that deep? Do you tell yourself you can't face what lies beneath? You absolutely have the space to hold space for yourself. There is room in your heart for the darkness of your soul. Empathize with you the way you've done for so many others.
What do you tell yourself about your ability to give what you get and get what you give, Libra? What do you tell yourself about the possibility of equal partnership and balanced relationships? Are you believing your scales will be forever imbalanced? LIES! The exchange you seek is possible and probable.
And even deeper -- what do you tell yourself about your ability to manifest what you want? About your ability to exert the energy and fire required to bring your thoughts and words to life? About your ability to walk your talk? You can do it Libra. I believe in you. Do you? If not, why not?
What do you tell yourself about your ability to care for yourself and others, Scorpio? Just because your mind is usually fixated on death doesn't mean you can't be really good at nurturing life too. You know the secret -- that death is a part of life. Its not either/or, its both/and. One is a gateway to the other. They are opposite ends of the same tunnel. Your fascination with the dark side makes you exceptional at showing others the light. No one know the beauty of life like you. Show everyone you love what you see.
What are you telling yourself about your ability to see a way out of your situation? What is your head telling you about your ability to get out of your head? See what I did there? You can't think you way out of this! You have to feel you way. Follow the love that surrounds you. Hint: Look towards your boos and your babies.
What do you tell yourself about your ability to find a soulmate, to be loved, to be vulnerable, to be safe and secure in a deep partnership? You're so good at providing stability for others -- what does your mind tell you about allowing others to provide stability for you? The love you seek is here or coming, but you have to let it in. Call out the thoughts that keep you from believing in love. They're just on autopilot. Its time to take control. You're the captain. Where do you want to go from here?
What do your thoughts tell you about your ability to transform the worries of your mind? Does your mind tell you your mind can't change? OF COURSE IT DOES. Seriously, what else would it say? You know better though. You know you aren't your mind. You can hear it but you aren't it. You can talk back. Turn your pessimism into prayers. Choose to obsess over what's going right instead of what's going wrong. Transform your vision. You have to believe it to see it.
What do your thoughts say about action? Do they tell you, not yet, wait a bit, hold on, pause? They hating! Its never going to be the right and perfect time. Its just always going to be now. Tomorrow never comes. You know what you want to do, so go do it. Believe in yourself. Get fired up and move. Let your spirit guide you.
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Spirit is asking us to cut out the ways we deceive ourselves with negative self talk. Our minds be lying and we have to check our rude ass thoughts. You can’t believe everything your mind tells you because sometimes your mind is a hater.
In order to have the balance we seek, we have to counter those lying thoughts with the truth. Here’s some truth: I refuse to quit. It will work out in the end and if it hasn’t worked out, it isn’t the end. I can do this. This ain’t shit to a G like me. It might sound like gassing yourself up but it isn’t. You are merely stating #facts. Do you know how far you’ve come? Do you understand how much you’ve survived? Do you understand how much your inner AND outer work is about to pay off?
So continue to persevere. Tell your thoughts that if they don’t believe you, just watch. Death is intrinsic to the cycle of life. As you move forward into your new life, your old views about yourself, your old insecurities based on ancient pains and inaccurate perceptions -- must die. You must sacrifice the lies you’ve been told or believed about how worthless you are on the altar of your wonderfulness. You must live from your new knowing and hold your head up higher.
Keep only the thoughts that honor the truth of who you truly are.
Throw the rest away.
Be patient with you. Sit with you. Get to know this new you and what this new you wants. You move so much. You are so dynamic, always changing. Have you investigated lately, to see whether what you thought you wanted is what you still want? Have new seeds been planted? Might you be surprised at what grows within you? Also, your hard work is paying off. Fist bump!
It's time for a rest. Don’t argue with me, please. I know you have 50eleven things to do because you always have 50eleven things to do, but I don’t care. REST. You have to get still to hear the small voice that directs our lives. Intuition is always right and it is always quiet. It will not shout over your agenda and your busyness. Make room for the sacred moments where direction is given. You don’t want to sit still because it hurts, I understand that too. You don’t want to feel the discomfort that awaits in the stillness. But you must. To move on, you must.
What will make you happy in the long term? You’re so easy breezy, always ready for right now. I know you’re not comfortable thinking about the future. I know you have FOMO (fear of missing out) on the moment. But moments are built, they don’t just happen. The work you put in now pays off later. What do you want? Not just right now, but a year from now, five years from now, twenty years from now? What do you want the future to look like? What are you building? Your keywords this week are: Foundation, patience, discipline, durability, sustainability, focus.
Get through these trying times with the inner balance that is your specialty. Not either/or. Both/ and. The dark and the light. The pleasure and the pain. The doubt and the faith. Don’t let your emotions scatter your efforts. Remain focused, keep your eyes on the prize. Rest if you have to, but don’t stop. One foot in front of the other. Almost home.
But what do you REALLY want, Leo? In your heart of hearts? What do you DESIRE, in your warm, dark places? What makes you tingly? Be true to you, even if it's hard, even if figuring it out brings out all the feels. You can create whatever you like, as long as you know what you like. You don’t need to ask anyone else, either. The answers you seek are inside you. This is your moment, use it wisely.
Go into your darkness, your sadness, your beginning. Look squarely in the face of all that has gone down. So much went wrong, but so much went right, too. Count your blessings. Go past the pain to the child who believes, who still lifts their arms toward loved ones. Pick that baby up. Pick yourself up. Know that life can be good and go forth and enjoy life’s goodness.
Try not to expend your energy speeding through life talking, talking, talking about what you want and what you know. Go within and experience. Get out of the hypothetical mind and into experiential body. Admitting you don’t know everything leaves you free to go figure some things out. Have an adventure. Explore the unknown.
You are doing well for yourself and people are noticing. Are you feeling like an impostor? That’s real, I get it. It's hard to live up to our own hype sometimes. But don’t get so trapped in who people think you are, that you become trapped away from becoming who you want to be. It's okay to keep developing yourself. We are works in progress, never finished. Stop holding on so tightly to who you think you are that you don’t let yourself change when you want to. Release your old self so your new self can shine. Release pretend mastery for a real lesson.
You ain’t fooling nobody. You want it ALL. You want the WORLD. And you shall have it. Be vulnerable and transparent about how high your standards are. Don’t settle. Celebrate your choices and your preferences. Don’t worry that some think you sit “too high” on your horse. Just enjoy the view from up there.
You have fought hard for what you have, and no one can take that away from you. Did you hear me? NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT FROM YOU. Your victory is assured. You’ve done the work, now watch it happen. Be patient and keep focused on long term growth. LONG TERM. Set boundaries. No time / resources wasters allowed. Get your game face on. Focus.
Keep the faith. I know you are weary, but trust you have everything you need. And what’s going on with your thinking? As above, so below, remember? Its not what happens, its what we tell ourselves about what happens. Spirit is helping you every step of the way. You are not now, nor have you ever been, alone.
Get grounded. Go out into nature and put your toes in the earth. Know that always, in all ways, the great mother supports you. You can’t find the solutions in your mind. Life is lived, not solved. You can’t get there from there. You can either wish for the changes you want, or you can go out and make them happen. But first, put your toes in the earth. Do something that makes you sweat. Become aware of the power in your own two hands, your feet, your voice. Success is in every direction, just MOVE.
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We are being called out today. Literally. We are being called out of our ever hemming and hawing thoughts, called out from analyzing a situation from every angle, wondering whether its all going to work out.
Spoiler alert: It will. :)
Now isn’t the time to doubt, now is the time to persevere. Get through this portal. The winds are strong but that’s just because some magtastic fantacredible things await you on the other side. Glitter and shit. Confetti. Its a storm of goodness down there and the downwind is brick. But you know how to get through brick don’t you? You know how to duck your head and pop your collar and get through this storm right? After all you’ve been through? This ain’t shit to you.
So just don’t stop. Even if you have to move slowly, don’t stop. One foot in front of the other. Piece by piece. Moment by moment. You were made for this. You were born for this. If you were not, these things would be not. You were given all this to survive because you are strong enough to survive it.
You will have the victory you hope for. You will see the goodness of the Goddess in the land of the living.
We are looking for something we already have. The treasure we search for rests in our hands. We wished for it, we asked for it and we expect it. That is the trifecta of creation: Knock, Ask and Receive.
And here it is. And yet we’re missing it! It’s RIGHT HERE. Are we asleep? Are we letting our expectations of what we thought it would like keep you from seeing what it really is?
Spirit is telling us to LOOK. See answers to our prayers everywhere. Familiarize ourselves with our blessings. When a woman labors, even though she hasn’t yet seen her baby, she doesn’t question why God hasn’t allowed her to become pregnant. That would be foolish. She KNOWS her baby is coming. She knows because it HURTS. And the more it hurts, the closer she is to relief, and so she pushes forward in blissful agonizing certainty.
Rejoice in your good fortune. It is here, walking boldly, coming through the front door. LOOK.
Doesn’t it hurt? Isn’t it wonderful?
Today's energy asks us to think about our self talk in the face of all this shit we gotta do. We have responsibilities, don't we? We have to contribute to our households, our families, our jobs, friendships, marriages, communities, goals, dreams. Issa lot.
What do we tell ourselves in those moments when we are tired and spent with nothing left to give? Do we rail and sulk against the ties that bind? Or do we remind ourselves that we CHOSE this, and we are always free to choose again?
Spirit wants us to remember that we are not Sisyphus rolling the same rock up the same hill for infinity. We are GOING somewhere. The journey is just hard sometimes, period, pointblank. It is what it is. This is what it looks like. But our sacrifices are not in vain. We sow the seeds now and our great grandchildren eat the fruit.
This is a fertile time. A portal of sorts. You are birthing a new cycle. Your thoughts become things and your words become flesh. The universe always says YES. Life agrees with you. The question is, what are you saying?
Sturdy structures are not created overnight. Your patience will be rewarded.
Today's energy asks us to go back to the past and reclaim pieces of ourselves so we can move forward. Our momentum has slowed down and even halted in some cases, because we are filled with complicated emotions that make it impossible to focus and move forward in peace.
The reason is because we are limiting future possibilities to past restrictions. Spirit wants us to stop it. We will have a clean slate or we will have nothing. We are being denied the permission to self sabotage. We are blocked from moving forward until we do so correctly. We have to shine a light into our own depths, search our psyche and figure out who we really are, what we really want and what would make us truly happy. It's time for a self check - are we going for what we want or settling for what we think we can get?
Instead of running away from our feelings headlong into action, we are being asked to use our emotions as a compass, find where it hurts, and heal it. We must fight our demons to move forward. We aren't just healing for ourselves but for our ancestors and descendants seven generations forward and seven generations back.
This is the beginning of a new karmic life cycle. It's a chance to start over fresh. You can't begin again if you haven't ended. You can't bury the past by ignoring it. Handle your last rites (and wrongs) so your ghosts can stop haunting you and you can rest in peace and rise again.
Life is for the living.
Today’s energy asks us to hold space for all parts of ourselves, not just the parts we like. We have to learn how to integrate our emotions and attributes in order to direct our reality. Mentally, we know we are amazing, but subconsciously we feel unworthy of amazing things. Both/And. Human. We feel divinely guided, inspired and abundantly blessed, yet also weary, battle-worn, alienated and forgotten.
You know how sometimes shit be so ridiculous that you look around for a camera because you think you MUST be being pranked? Yeah, this is like that. It isn’t a prank, but it is a test. Spirit is calling us ever toward maturity. We are aware our minds and bodies are powerful, but do we use our power to serve our highest good or feed our deepest fears? Or both? And, do we use our magic to focus on what IS, or call forth from the inner dimensions what will BE? Also, from all the choices in the universe with which to plan our future, will we continue to expect the same disappointments from our past, or construct our years from a clean slate and a joyful palette? Its up to us. Might be a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
The only way to move forward clearly is to embrace our dark and light sides, as well as our light and dark history. We have to make peace with ourselves. We have to accept it all. That’s the only way we can put down the burden of guilt and pain and insecurity that keeps us secretly expecting not to get what we want. Expectation is how we create. Nine times out of ten, what you think is going to happen is what happens. So in order to create new expectations, we have to move from duality into unity. We have to introduce the part of ourselves who is wounded, afraid, pessimistic and antisocial, to the part who is sweet, trusting, loving and innocent. They must come together in service of the whole. They both have jobs to do. Your selfish discernment is just as important as your wide eyed generosity. No more either/or, remember? You must weave both their paths into the same path.
This Cancer season is all about learning to balance BETWEEN the dark and the light, and reap the benefits of both without being partial to either. You must learn to utilize WHATEVER energy comes your way, in service of your highest vision.
Magic level: Alchemy.