The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: July 22 – 28, 2018
7/22 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Jupiter (optimism):
This energy expands your relationships, personal or professional, allowing you to gain traction in expressing the Highest vibration of this Union possible. In personal relationships, things are sociable, light & fun. In professional or public relationships, things can go more smoothly as folks are more relaxed and easy-going, upbeat and open to exchanging ideas & concepts. This energy activates our innate optimism and natural positive thinking, so it is a good time to look into expanding your knowledge base in some way that makes you more valuable to the team. You'll have the connection to your instincts and confidence with others that is a winning combination!
7/24 ~ Venus (relationships) ~oppose~ Neptune (illusion):
Beware of delusions of grandeur where your relationships (old and new) and/or your finances are concerned. Basically, you should keep your true priorities in mind and you will be fine, but if you are deluded to any extent, it may be revealed at this time. It is time to balance what is truly important to you in you interactions with others and the vision for the long-term goal. You can have an ideal romantic experience with this energy, but remember true love takes hard work & dedication, while romance tends to come and go. This energy tends to make you give and give and give in a relationship thinking that will inspire the other to respond in kind, and ultimately you end up empty-handed because your motives weren't correct, you were doing it with expectation (consciously or not), which almost always will let you down. Giving with any expectation always leads to disappointment. A better use of this energy is to focus on unconditional love, altruistic endeavors and anything artistic.
7/25 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~square~ Uranus (awakening & radical shift):
As with any Uranus activation, this one disrupts the normal flow to facilitate a 'break to realign' moment. While sometimes disruptive & challenging, the ultimate result is refreshing in some way. Consider the energy that thickens, gathering for a severe thunderstorm, then releasing buckets of rain, for hours, you sleep deeply and awaken to a bright sunny morning with birds chirping unusually loud outside your window. Got the visual? ; -)) This activation is the necessary challenge that gets your attention that something better is available, if you're willing to improvise and think on your feet. If you've been unusually restricted in some way, you may feel restless. Rather than being reactive to the unexpected shift (within or without), it's best to take a pause for the cause, step back and try to gain some perspective. Remember to be present, too far in the past can be depressing and too far into the future, and you cause your Self unnecessary anxiety. Breathe, be under the sky, invite clarity about the next step and trust your gut. This energy, while sometimes uncomfortable and often sudden, is very necessary to disrupt any illusions/delusions you may be holding on to. It's time to express your Self in new ways.
7/25 ~ Mercury Retrograde @23* LEO:
This year Mercury Retrogrades through Fire Signs, Sag/Aries/Leo and next year there will be an overlap of Fire & Water which will expand whatever creations we initiate this year. When Mercury extends its stay in that department of your life, you get extra time & energy to review your creative ideas and your most inspired dreams. Fire energy has to be directed or it can cause trouble so knowing your own elemental balance always helps. If you’re naturally fiery, then this may feel like a mixed blessing to you, but it’s really an opportunity to slow down and question if the energy you’re pouring into your ideas, at this time, is well spent or being flushed down the drain. It’s time for a review in the Leo department of your conscious mind. When Mercury is there for an extended time, it’s time to review your individual inspiration, your self-love, your inner joy & playful Spirit, your creativity and self-expression. Are you being as authentic as possible? Who leads your life more often: your ego or your heart?
7/27 ~ AQUARIUS Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (#7 of 9 Eclipse Series):
What have you become “too” attached to? And/or what have you become “too” detached from (and need to reconnect)? We have spent recent months navigating the Mutable energy of thought & ideas (Gemini), along with the Cardinal energy of action & choices (Cancer), whose theme continues but now the energy has become decidedly Fixed and it is time to anchor something … in your Heart (Leo). What ideas have you gotten going that need some tending to make stronger & more viable? This Eclipse may bring up revelations of when, where and with whom (mostly Self) you have not been completely (if at all) authentic. Start with the *motivations* ~ if/when they are pure/clean/neutral, then being authentic becomes less challenging. But when you are not authentic, things become more challenging. Now more than ever, we must be congruent with our Inner & Outer Natures in order to thrive & evolve. If we are “serving two masters” (or incongruent on one or many levels) ~ having the private side of your nature be too drastically different from that which you present to the world ~ then you’re going to have challenges, blockages and delays until you get into more alignment. Leo energy teaches us all how to BE it (your Authentic Self), not just “appear” to be it; it asks that you know who you are (then next month, Virgo will perfect it ;-)). What has changed on a *fundamental* level (Cancer/Capricorn ~ personal/professional) for you, that has now made you aware of how vital it is to honor your essential nature (Leo/Sun), so you are able to contribute to the whole (Aquarius/Uranus) in a more useful and delicious way?
Relevant Reflections for LEO/AQUARIUS Eclipses 2018:
The following was written during the last round of Leo/Aquarius Eclipses in 2008-09 but I remind you here again because we are currently wrapping up the 9-series of eclipses and the theme has already begun to shift into Cancer/Capricorn with the first one 2-weeks ago. It’s time to consciously wrap up the work you’ve been doing over the last 2-years in your Leo/Aquarius departments of life. This is where there has been a shake-up of energy and a break-t0-realign, which may be confusing & unsettling now but will start to make perfect sense (and the benefits of your self-work more evident) in 2019. See if the following rings any bells for you personally but keep in mind that you have evolved and the planets are in all new positions, lending new & different support this go-round. So if you do pick up on a theme or your own personal pattern and want to change it, now is your chance! You have more support than EVER!
9-18 year Cycle Initiated August 2008 …
Both Nodes & Eclipses have 9 and 18 year cycles (9 being the halfway mark; 18 being completion/initiation). So, the current North Node is in Aquarius and 9 years ago, the Lunar North Node was in Leo and the Eclipses year fell on the Leo/Aquarius axis (1998-1999). What shifted in your life that you can look back on and say, “that was fate or destiny” ~ “I was shifted irreversibly, the manner or mode or whatever facilitated the “shift” is irrelevant”. Remember the polarities all work together, so Leo/Aquarius takes its turn every 9 and 18 years to teach you more about your inner light and love, who you are and what makes you special (Leo) … as well as detachment, objectivity and the ability to use your special gift to better your community/your world (Aquarius). During 1998-2000, what did you learn about your core Self, your essential nature that was changing at the time? Now, how have you activated, embraced, embodied, and cultivated your special gift since then? Is it ready to contribute to the community (Aquarius NOW 2008-2010)?
7/27 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~oppose~ Mars Rx (purpose & desire):
This energy is a push-pull between what you think/say you want and how your choices reveal who you really are, between your ego and your will. For some, it can feel like a very confrontational energy that often manifests by awakening you to some deeper truth about your true nature (confronting a new aspect of Self in a whole new way). Of course, confrontations can also manifest with others who have opposing views of you or your situation. This is a personal awakening and a potent midpoint, the most powerful course-correcting time in any cycle, this one being a 2-year Mars cycle (2017-2019). Think about a new sense of identity that emerged in 2017 that you can feel is going to be completely formed or fully developed by 2019. Here, at the midpoint, how is it going? How does your life & choices reflect your true purpose & deepest desire for your life? It is a powerful time, and you will find out what you are made of and if your choices were made from your Higher Self or lower will. You may feel uncomfortable with what is revealed at this time, but you are deeply supported as you recognize your own unconscious extremes and find your new, conscious middle ground. If you find yourself dealing with inner or outer struggles, try to pause and determine the depth of your desire to continue in that direction. Often, we act out of habit and it is time to be truly present. The best way to use this energy is to own any ego issues, put them in perspective and decide to be more congruent with your thoughts, words and deeds.
7/27 ~ Venus (values, relationships & resources) ~trine~ Pluto (purification & transformation):
Anytime Pluto's involved the intensity levels go up and you are able to hear/feel your SoulSelf more clearly than usual. Venus brings up that which is most important to you personally, your individual values & priorities, where your relationships & resources are concerned. This is an easy angle, making purification & transformation smoother than usual too. So, what are you ready to change? How have your values & priorities changed completely in the last year or so? Use this activation to deepen your connection with those you love most and allow the relationship to evolve to a totally new level. If you're working on your relationship with money or self-worth specifically, this activation is a good time for prayer or ritual that supports positive change and your vision for the future. Pour any intense emotions or revelations into art of any medium or do a vision board but give expression to the depths you recognize as coming to the surface of your consciousness.
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