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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