Thursday, 20 August 2009

Discombobulated...

I have had to check my diary a few times this week, just to make sure that it wasn’t September and Mercury had gone retrograde! It has been a week of miscommunications and hiccups when it comes to getting things organised. Frustrating would be one way to describe it…

The build up of retrograde celestial energy is reaching a crescendo, and yesterday’s New Moon stirred up the Sacred Dance (retrograde Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter), and in addition Mars is facing up to retrograde Pluto for a clash of will and release of energy.

So, this seems to be behind the chaos.

As I have written about before, we are being challenged to go within and to truly face our demons. We are being pushed at looking right into the core of our souls to establish what is truly essential in our lives. At the same time, we are being asked to let go of the inessential – and that it causing a great deal of angst for a great many people. We often hold on to things in life for sentimental reasons, or because they may come in useful. And of course, this release is not just on a physical level; but emotionally, mentally and spiritually as well.

The challenges and frustrations of the moment do seem to be focusing the mind and soul towards what is truly important in life. Sometimes, there are things that seem so important, so big that we cannot see a way ahead without them. And then an obstacle appears which re-focuses the eye to see a much bigger, wider picture that changes our perspective so much we can forget what all the fuss was about in the first place!

This seems to be the crux of what is happening at the moment. In addition, we are being shown that getting stressed and red in the face rarely pays off – instead it is better to walk away, let the dust settle and approach things from a space of calmness. Stress attracts more stress, and we need to be pillars of tranquillity if we are to cope with the seemingly stormy seas ahead.

The discombobulation that Pluto creates, is hard to manage and even harder to understand, but there is reason for the confusion, and that reason is to push us (albeit a little harder than we might push ourselves) towards a place of inner freedom, inner peace and carrying far less baggage (of all kinds) than ever before...

As Pluto slowly starts to prepare to turn direct (on the 7th September) this tension will build and build. The only true way to handle this is to go with it – resistance is not only futile, but tiring as well. Not forgetting that change is inevitable…

The idea is that once Pluto moves direct, all this tension and focus will surge us ahead with our lives. And as we will all be that much more focused, determined and aware than before, we can work with this energy to create magic, wonder and joy in our lives…