Direct, Retrograde and the Sun ingresses Leo Tuesday

The Sun will remain void of course until it ingresses Leo at 5:41 pm (21:41 UTC). These can be odd-feeling times, though you can consider anything that happens to have some unusual meaning or purpose. This may not be glaring out; it’s more likely to be subtle or even sublime. Remember the factor of the opening with the Sun void, through which it would be better to drift with as little assertion of energy as possible, but consciously choosing what you want to experience when you have the option. Breathe into the experience and recognize what is right for you. Meanwhile, Saturn stationed direct Sunday and Uranus stations retrograde about an hour from when I am writing Monday night. Uranus is now heading into its sixth square with Pluto, which is exact Dec. 15.

Saturn is now in direct motion, heading for Sagittarius, where it will arrive Dec. 23. It won’t station retrograde again until March 14, one day before the last Uranus-Pluto square. Both of these stations point us toward Uranus-Pluto square events, and remind us of the times in which we are living. These intense meetings of Uranus and Pluto (seven in total since 2012, with two left) represent a threshold into another era and a quickening of energy. Trust that you are learning skills now that will help you and the people you know as you venture into that new territory early next year.

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So Much More Than I Thought This World Could Ever Contain

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the Sun’s ingress into Leo, joining Jupiter in Leo. Along with this, Mars finally exits Libra after eight months in that sign and enters Scorpio Wednesday.

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Plenty of Company — Sun Enters Leo

When the Sun enters tropical Leo at 5:41 pm EDT today, it will have plenty of company. The company the Sun keeps today is an auspicious indication that you are not alone in what you experience. Yet, there is also a caution to be conscious of the quality of company you keep when the Sun comes home.

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Leo is ruled by the Sun. Hence the solar and all it represents are most strongly expressed at this time of year, both in actual and symbolic ways.

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, solar Leo heralds the onset of what the ancients called “first harvest.” In temperate zones below the equator, there is plenty of company in abundance as a complementary season of planting, sprouting and/or flowering commence in full swing.

Symbolically, the four weeks to follow represent a time when the Sun’s emblem of consciousness itself is more than ever the inner equivalent of day and light. You are now entering a period when self-awareness in the company of others may be qualitatively and advantageously distinguished from solitary self-involvement.

There is gratitude to be felt and returned for the next month or so as well, even if you have recently experienced trial, loss or sorrow. What the Sun immediately meets when coming home to Leo will indicate what you may find reason to be grateful for, and also what to be cautious of.

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Monday, July 21, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Taurus weekly for Dec. 11, 2009

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You may experience some wild extremes in your sex drive for the next few days, which would be fine — except for how judgmental we’re taught to be. Despite what you keep hearing, you’ve got nothing to hide. That you may have mixed feelings about being so passionate is not evidence of who you are inherently. It’s about an agenda that takes the most spiritual experience in the world and turns it into something we’re allegedly supposed to feel bad about. I invite you to try an experiment of reversing this equation, beginning with affirming your existence, your desires, your body and your intentions as evidence of only goodness and beauty. Grant yourself the space to be completely honest with yourself. Remember: once you experience a new depth of inner freedom, you won’t want to go back.

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Sun Void, Uranus-Pluto and a Leo Week for the Ages

Leo remains in the spotlight this week, though that last hurrah of the cardinal grand cross is still working itself out. Tuesday at 5:41 pm EDT (21:41 UTC) the Sun ingresses Leo, the fixed fire sign and in many respects the core of the zodiac. Jupiter has just arrived in that sign, so the Sun’s ingress is a Sun-Jupiter conjunction. This is all heading toward the Leo New Moon on Saturday, which means we get Leo in many flavors and colors this week. I’ll cover that very interesting chart in more detail later in the week and in Thursday’s subscriber edition.

Before we get to the Sun’s ingress into the new sign, it’s still completing its run through Cancer, and by my reckoning is now void of course. The Sun has completed its square to Mars and is now done making aspects to other planets until it’s seated in its sign of rulership, which is of course Leo. So we get a moment of what you might think of as solar drift. This may have the feeling of a pause, or of an opening where something unusual or special can come through. An opening is a vulnerability, though I suggest you observe without being defensive, pay attention and see what you notice. For example, notice what opportunities you have and how you respond to them.

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The Weekend Tarot Reading — Sunday, July 20, 2014

By Sarah Taylor

The Eight of Swords and the Nine of Wands have come up often enough recently for me to list their respective readings here from the past three months:

- Sunday, April 13, 2014 [Two of Disks, Eight of Swords, The Wheel of Fortune]
- Sunday, April 20, 2014 [Knight of Swords, Nine of Wands, Nine of Disks]
- Sunday, May 4, 2014 [Two of Disks, Nine of Cups, Eight of Swords]
- Sunday, June 15, 2014 [Nine of Wands, Princess of Disks, Seven of Cups]

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Eight of Swords, Nine of Wands, Death from the Rohrig Tarot deck, created by Carl-W. Rohrig. Click on the image for a larger version.

My invitation: to look back — to the readings, and through your memory banks — and see if you can distinguish the pattern, theme or story that they bring into form. Are the dates significant? Feel into the two cards. Are they symbolic of something immediately recognisable in your life? More: has it seemed like there has been an endless back-and-forth quality to what they symbolise?

The reading this week is different in one significant way — that is, both cards appear together. My take on it is that this is a meeting point, or crux, of something that has been playing out over at least the last quarter, if not longer (the Eight especially has been present in earlier readings, the majority of those with the Rider-Waite Smith deck: different interpretation, same quality).

It looks like there is, at hand, the potential for a resolution, or the discovery of an exit point to a new way. What this looks like for you will depend entirely on your inner experience, and so my writing here will be short and to the point.

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I cringe when I hear the word ‘spirituality’

By Amanda Moreno

It seems like the number of people approaching me on the verge of, or very much enduring, some kind of existential crisis has increased quite a bit lately.

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I’ve encountered clients facing fear of death or dreams of annihilation by asteroid; friends with families in crisis; colleagues feeling rage over a court verdict, or the lack of coverage of Fukushima, or just expressing malaise at the state of the world.

And most of the time what I want to talk to them about is spirituality and the search for meaning. But I feel like I have to find the right language, like that’s such a loaded term — one that can evoke a whole slew of negative associations. And I hate it when language gets in the way.

This past weekend I was wandering around one of the massive parks that grace the city of Seattle, trying to get back into my body after a week of intense training of the shamanic kind. I was sitting on the grass, staring across the lake at a view of Mt. Rainier. There are days when that mountain, shouting out above the tops of the Cascade Range, is so surreal in its picturesque beauty that I can’t help but take a deep breath, let my jaw drop and wonder at how epic the chance to dance around this Earth really is.

I then began to think about the natural violence that has shaped the Earth — from volcano to wind to shifting plates — and the ways in which that violence is not malicious, but instead necessarily transformative and creative. Somehow that linked into this thread of wondering how to find a word or term for “spirituality” that is more expressive and more cyclical — and less loaded. And I realized that in order to try to shift the language, I have to try to understand what spirituality means to me.

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Cancer weekly for Sept. 2, 2005

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You seem to be more dedicated than ever to a goal or objective that serves the world beautifully. I don’t think that’s going to be hurt by keeping an important personal objective as a high priority. With the energy you have these days and the relief from your usual background anxiety you have plenty of energy to do it all. As it turns out you’re not actually proceeding on two separate paths but rather developing a means to see them as one expression of your creative power. When in doubt or facing a puzzle come back to this one idea. And please get rid of guilt as casually as you flush the toilet.

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