Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 20th to 26th, 2018

Mars went Retrograde in Pisces on the 18th and will continue it's inward, retrospective journey until November 24th.  This is a time of stripping away any illusion, of clearing the fog, taking off the rose coloured glasses and waking up to reality.  We may begin to see where we've been deceived, or deceptive, where we've been escaping reality in unhealthy ways.  This is the opportunity for a spiritual vison quest of sorts.  The Grand Trine in Water is encouraging us to seize opportunities to use our creative talents, our intuition, connect to our empathy and compassion, to engage in heart centred communication with ourselves, our higher power and the collective.

The Summer Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) on the 21st, marks the longest day and shortest night of the year.  It's the official start to summer, the period when the seeds have been planted and we just need to do the general maintenance until harvest time in the fall.  It's time to take a break, enjoy the company of those in our tribe, and nurture ourselves.  Celebrate the small victories you have won since the last solstice and harness the sun's energy to help you shine a light on what you want to accomplish over the next 6 months.
Mars Retrograde beginning on the 26th and lasting until September, is a time to think before you act.  It's not a time to be impulsive and push forward aggressively.  Deal with issues of anger, and aggression in productive ways, or it may be time to pay the piper for past aggressions.
Time to let cooler heads prevail, take a step back and think about whether or not your approach to getting what you want has been working for you, or if it needs to be refined.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for May 30th to June 5th, 2018

We're just coming off a full moon in Sagittarius that illuminated the need to seek and speak our truth.  Coupled with a Grand Trine in Fire which we may have experienced as a call to healing our identity and self-expression in some way. 

Mercury entered Gemini on the 29th and will conjunct the Sun on June 5th - this is a very chatty, social, curious time that encourages us to express ourselves.
A beautiful Grand Trine in Water that peaks on June 2nd can have us feeling deeply connected and in harmony with the universe and at peace emotionally.  We are encouraged to embrace the magic and enjoy the hopeful, optimistic vibe.
Venus opposite Pluto and square Neptune on June 5th may draw our attention to power struggles in relationships.  We should be mindful of the possibility for misunderstandings or deception.  This can be an opportunity for healing and growth if we are mindful and self-aware.
The last quarter moon in Pisces on the same day, square the sun in Gemini - may shed light on an internal crisis and tension between our mind and spirit.  We need to let go of the pieces that are not serving us, and move in the direction that life is calling us to.

Witchy Wednesday - May 9, 2018

It's a BIG week!  Can you feel the pressure building?  The focus is the new moon in Taurus which is happening on the same day that Uranus moves into Taurus after it's final send off from Aries.  There may be a final release, insight, or a last surprise in the area of our charts that houses Aries before the big show begins in Taurus.

This shift of energy is presenting us with opportunities to change the way we view, think about, and handle what we value, our sense of self-worth, our security in the word.  What do we value?  Do we feel valued?  What will make us feel more fulfilled, more nurtured, and less stressed and frantic?  Where do we need to simplify?  How might our relationship to nature and the world of the five senses help us with this transition?
The next seven years will have us seeking freedom and liberation in our relationship to the material world.
Approach things with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the change.

This is a special video I made about Uranus's transit through Taurus and how it will impact you personally.

Witchy Wednesday - May 16, 2018

This week has us anticipating the future and wondering what all of the recent new insights, changes, communications, etc mean for us and our future. 
We have opportunity to use the powerful new moon in Taurus energy, accompanied by the shift of Uranus into Taurus to set powerful intentions for the cycle ahead.

Mars moving into Aquarius can see erratic changes in our energy levels, and can have us experimenting with new and unique approaches to reaching our goals. 
Venus entering Cancer on the 19th makes us more nurturing, protective ad sensitive, but also more likely to experience emotional ups and down in our relationships.  If we are feeling insecure we may be overly defensive or cautious but if we are feeling safe, we can experience more tenderness, affection and devotion at this time.
The Sun enters Gemini on the 20th making us more social, curious and outgoing.
When the Sun squares the Moon on the 21st, we may experience a point of tension or crisis that is asking us to make a decision or resolve something before moving forward.
All in all, an active, forward moving week!


Witchy Wednesday - May 2, 2018

This week, we get a brief reprieve from the intensity and fast-pace of April.  We have a moment to snap out of it, shake our heads and mutter, 'WTF just happened?'

Know that we are all doing our best with where we're at, but that doesn't mean we should stay satisfied with the status quo.  In fact, soon, Uranus's move into Taurus will be sure that the status quo is shaken up. 
In the meantime, consider your priorities, what do you truly value?  Where are you squandering your resources and where will you choose to focus moving forward.

P.S.  I have no idea what is going on with my hair in this video.  I blame it on the rain and my general level of exhaustion.  Sorry if it's distracting.  LOL