“Amaryllis and Angel ~ Heralding Joy” by Lyn Dalebout
The word restive came to me as part of the star forecast for the coming week. I found that odd and incongruent as the energies of the coming week are quite mild. Restive is quite an unquiet disruptive word.
Here’s the definition of restive: unable to keep silent or still and becoming increasingly difficult to control because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom. And this: refusing to advance, stubbornly standing still or moving backward or sideways. Standing still, or advancing out of your boredom? Your choice.
Ah, perhaps this is the word for 2014. Restive. Reflect on this word this coming week and how this might apply to the coming urgent shifts you are calling forth in your life. Are you bored, refusing to advance? Or are you increasingly unable to keep the vibrant currents of you heart silent?
Hopefully not. Feel this deep contemplation of your heart’s truth while Venus is retrograde till Jan 30, when you will advance. Hopefully, you will advance.
Mon Jan 20
The Moon is still in Leo~the sign of creative options~and is in a opportunistic supportive sextile to Saturn in Libra. This bodes well for finding supportive partners to help you restructure your life following the vibrant currents of your heart~this month’s theme~and I sense the overriding theme of 2014. Are you following the vibrant currents for your heart’s creative desires.
Tue Jan 21
A wonderful earthy trine today between the healthyVirgo Moon and our ambitious Capricorn Sun. This energetic bodes well for productivity, making decisions. Supportive energies surround you and rally you to find an inner resilience from within. Healing is at hand, and can feel almost effortless, if we surrender to Grace. What does Grace mean to you? Ponder this.
Wed Jan 22
This is the pivotal day in this week’s star weather. Quite intense for sure which just means things are coming to a head to be resolved or to explode. Our Sun makes a semi rare square to the Lunar Nodes. This always, always, marks a turning point in your life. So make the most of this, as you are the boss of your life. Right? You are the boss of your life. If you have forgotten or buried that truth, it is time to remember. And so the Moon in Virgo aligns with Mars, and not taking action is NOT an option. Get it? This aspect implies you take a stand and make a choice, or it will be made for you but outside forces, like law enforcement or someone you care about taking action that leaves you in the dust. I know I sound dramatic. These are restive times.
Thu Jan 23
Time to wrap things up. It’s the third quarter Moon again, a time of reflecting back while also anticipating the coming lunar cycle/New Moon which will launch the Year of the Horse. Research the various meanings of the Year of the Wood Horse. Surely it’s about claiming your power and rekindling a sense of adventure. 2013 was the Year of the Snake and many skins of confinement were shed. Reflect back. Rejoice in what you released, no matter how hard the release. Our Moon aligns in Libra~longing for peace and reconciliation~with the North Node~the point in the zodiac symbolic of where Life most naturally wants to unfold, wants you to go. Will you follow that current of the Grace of your heart’s longing? Why on Earth would you not? Ah the courage it takes to allow Grace as guide. I think of Grace as my higher Self calling me forth. Your higher Self is calling you forth, helping you break free of boredom, doubt, lethargy, hopelessness, disquiet, feeling stuck. Feeling restive? Take one small step of movement forward and begin the next leg of your journey.
Fri Jan 24
Trines abound today, which tend to make life easier, thank goodness. Mercury in Capricorn~an organized mind~trines Mars in Virgo~let’s make it happen. This is all about putting your grand idea into action, making solid commitments and even signing contracts. And we have a grand trine in air signs. The astrological element of Air rules communications, intellectual advancements, human collaborations. This is a delightful social day as the gracious Libra Moon trines the almost exact Juno/Chiron conjunction in Aquarius and Jupiter in Gemini. Seek out those friends/beloveds who know and love all the light and shadow of who you truly are. May you also uncover self-love and self-appreciation for the totality of your being.
Sat Jan 25
Things can get deeper and darker today as the Moon~governor of our emotional reality~returns to Scorpio~depth, obsession, magnetic. How do you deal with obsession when it visits you? In healthy ways or not so healthy? Time to consider the consequences of your choices today. And whenever the Moon aligns with Saturn (which happens once monthly) you might tend to feel depressed, more serious, or willing to probe more deeply into some issue or topic. This is also quite major in terms of our planetary field. Juno~asteroid the governs our core partners be they beloveds or even enemies~aligns with Chiron~sharing our deepest secrets, vulnerabilities even buried wounds. Families, couples and souls everywhere are going to the mat of truth in what guides their hopes and wishes in relationships, acknowledging all the shadow aspects alongside all the light of their love.
Sun Jan 26
The driven possessive Scorpio Moon makes a tense square to Juno~committed partners~and Chiron~both wounding and healing~in Aquarius. This can manifest as confronting the desire to possess another or to truly set them free, knowing if you are meant to be together, it is in the cosmic cards, and there’s no need to fret. This is no cliche. It really is true. Relax. Can you relax? Commit to finding ways to release those unhealthy obsessions and instead take that obsessive mental energy and focus on trust, faith, imagination. And for heaven’s sake, move your body. That is always key to moving out stuck emotions. E-motions. This is no cliche. It really is true.
I wanted to share this event with my local readers.
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