Thursday, June 14, 2007

As You Thinketh...

With the New Moon in Gemini tonight, and Mercury poised to retrograde (appear to travel backward in the sky) tomorrow, the focus is on the power of our mind. Pluto, which will conjunct the Galactic Center again in July, is opposing this New Moon and aligning with the Sun four days from now, bringing our shadow side into the Light, so to speak. What do we need to see? What's the deeper, hidden truth of now?

Astrologer Stephanie Austin reminds us, "As the archetype of death and rebirth, Pluto’s yearlong conjunction with the Galactic Center, the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, hastens the crossing of an evolutionary threshold — a dimensional shift from duality to unity, from the illusion of separation to the realization of our divinity and interrelationship with all Creation.

"Mercury, Gemini’s ruling planet, turns retrograde on June 15 at 12° Cancer, echoing Pluto’s directive to get out of our heads and into our hearts. In 2007, all three of Mercury's retrograde stations occur in water signs, doubling the mythic Messenger’s travel time through Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. These retrogrades offer opportunities to clear emotional blockages, enabling us to feel a greater connection with our higher self (Pisces), with our emotions (Cancer), and with others (Scorpio). When retrograde, Mercury invites us to spend more time in the upper and lower worlds, listening to our intuition and integrating what has been buried in the unconscious. Moving backward in Cancer, Mercury directs us to catch up with our inner child, heal old wounds, and eliminate what is unhealthy for us.

"Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, is also approaching his yearly turn retrograde on June 23 at 19° Pisces. Watch for important revelations, stay extra grounded and flexible around that day. The Awakener’s retrograde phase in Pisces (until November 24) helps us to spot doorways and alternatives we might have missed earlier. Uranus in Pisces says: You have access to divine intelligence. Ask. Listen. Give thanks. Then act."

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