Planet Waves Inner Space – June 2008

Aries (March 20-April 19)
I suggest you make a long list of improvements you need to make to your home, pick the top three, and start them now. If you do, you’ll very likely gather momentum and keep this project going in the long run. Aries come in all shapes and sizes; some are obsessed with having an exquisitely comfortable living space, and some are so busy that it seems like an impossible dream. If it is a dream, it’s currently eminently possible. Sooner than you think, you will have the resources you need, but remember, this is more about values and making choices than it is about something requiring a lot of cash.

Kezia. Photo by Eric Francis.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
That cozy feeling is not just in your mind, but let it start there. Every improvement we make in our lives begins with awareness: first that an improvement is necessary, and then that it’s occurred. You seem to be adding the factor of consciously adapting to your needs; of feeding yourself the right ways; and of keeping your mind focused on love rather than on acquiring. When you review what you have and what you need over the next month or two, you will see that you have plenty.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
Do you have the guts to demand fairness in your dealings with others? Too often you are the one who is expected to give in. You are too easy to take advantage of when different aspects of your nature are at odds. You now have deep incentive to make friends with yourself, and to see who is in harmony with you when you are in harmony with yourself. The process of getting there may not be easy. You are likely to make some discoveries that you would rather not know about — but your mission is to put them to work for you rather than against you.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You are embarking on an extended phase of your life wherein your relationships matter more than ever. It makes no difference your age or your personal status; the energy is being turned up, and you will, if you’re paying attention, notice people for who and what they are. The beginning of this phase is the time to set patterns, and this is where you have the ability to make choices. I suggest you go out of your way to choose situations that are based on honesty and integrity. Honesty is not just about what you say to people or what they say to you; it’s about what you notice, and what you do about it.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
I suggest you check back over the past three weeks or so and notice the incredible sense of relief that has come over you, subtly or not. You have also taken a big step at letting go of a stuck part of your personality that was rooted in a habit or mode of being that you somehow cut free all at once. Check out how much energy that liberated from your psyche; the surge of self-confidence that has shown up at the same time. You can probably repeat this trick a few more times and get results of equal measure, but, honey, there ain’t nothin’ like the first time — and this is definitely it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
You’re more popular than you think, but part of the reason why is that you think too much. Your friends care about you because of the feeling they get from you and the feelings they are able to share with you; not the ideas in your head (as intelligent as they are). Notably, it will be those feelings of support and goodwill that lead others to offer their unwavering support of the massive changes in course that you’ve planned for your life during the past few weeks, plans which have yet to come to fruition and which will be very unlikely to if you attempt to go it alone.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
You may be inclined to wrestle with your conscience over the next few weeks. Librans are notorious for struggles about making up their minds. I would never have believed this just from reading it in astrology books, had so many of them not started talking about it to my face. If you’re struggling to make up your mind about whether you’re a good or ethical person, give it up. You are. The things you need the most in life are precisely the ones you have now: a sense of direction; a tangible goal. Give yourself a break and stop trying to do good. Just do what you want well, and know that it is good.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
You may be experiencing some kind of déjà vu where a financial situation is concerned. An old bugaboo seems back to haunt you, but what you really have is an invitation to clean up any remaining unfinished business. Just what unfinished business? Well, anything from your prior incarnation, that is, the long cycle of your life that you know is drawing to a close. There are some details to attend, most of them minor, and at least one of them major. Important work is looming ahead of you, and it will require all your energy and focus. You need to be sure that nothing leftover holds you back.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Are you ahead of the times, or behind them? This is an odd question in an era characterized by a culture-wide struggle by many people to figure out how time works, what it is or just were it’s going. In strictly linear terms, you may seem to be lagging behind developments that seemed imminent just recently. If we look at time in a way that astrologers are trained to — in cycles, with many connecting points, shortcuts and loopholes that are invisible on an ordinary calendar — you are years or decades ahead of the game. Be patient with yourself now, and particularly with anyone close by who seems to lack a clue what their true direction is.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
Consider the time you invest in yourself now like money in the bank. It may not be particularly useful, but you know it’s there. One of your most important resources is the knowledge base you are developing about a particular subject, and I can tell you from experiences that these take time to develop, to ferment and to put forth their fine results. Remember that you’re trying to do something unusually large, but it’s designed to have significant lasting value. While you cultivate this database, at times you may find yourself in a subtle state of mind where you have access to information that goes beyond anything you’re supposed to know today. File that away as well, and verify it against what you learn later via more conventional means.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
It’s interesting the way people influence one another, isn’t it? You are a born social scientist, and you are making some exciting observations lately. In a relationship where one person is obviously more powerful, how does a less powerful person manage to influence them? This is something you would be wise to keep an eye on. You need to be open to the influences of people who are supposedly less powerful than you are, but whose ideas you would profoundly benefit from applying. They may, incidentally, seem old-fashioned or even regressive. They are no such thing. Tradition can be a brilliant teacher. This you know, just remember to remember.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You have some deep emotions to sort out; you have some reconciling to do with yourself; you will feel a lot better when you get there. The process is going to be like taking a walk through the hall of mirrors. In theory, you know in such a space which is the real you and which is a reflection. But these mirrors are so convincing that you may not be able to tell the difference, and in those moments of not knowing, you will be freed of a burden. You may think the cosmos is sending you a lesson about how things that seemed important don’t matter. To the contrary, things that seem like they don’t matter are actually truly meaningful. The beauty of it is that you are actually in a position to see what they are, and to do something about it.

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