I haven’t posted a real meaty blog in a while, and today I was inspired… Not so much because I’m jumping up and down full of enthusiasm but rather my inspiration came whilst taking off my “muddy” boots.
Lucky and I went for our morning walk and stop at the local coffee house (ok, coffee chain). On the way back I felt like I was walking through mud. The closer we got to home the more I realized that I have all these ideas, projects and visions for moving forward and they’re feeling like they are at a standstill. My logical mind knows I’m making progress but geezzzzzz…. the rest of me wants to move sooooooo much faster.
Since 2016 started I have been aware of some astrological dynamics, making forward motion harder than usual. I know it’s a time of surrender and patience within these dynamics yet… I’m so over it.
Do any of you feel you are walking the same muddy road? Here’s what I’ve learned…
Astrologically speaking… Welcome to 2016
I know a lot of people don’t necessarily look to the stars when they run up against a challenging period in their lives. We joke about the crazies during a Full Moon, or the tides during a Super Moon but other than that my experience is most people don’t think about what’s going on “out there.” So I thought I’d share where “the mud” has been…
Most of the last five months have had one planet or another in retrograde. We started the year off with Mercury (intelligence, language, memory, expression, the mind, communications, electronics, social media, the internet, all things digital) traveling backwards the entire month of January .
Jupiter (expansion, lucky breaks, generosity, life purpose, blessings, optimism, prosperity) was retrograde from Jan 7 thru May 9th.
March saw Saturn (the taskmaster, work and work hard; governs disciplines/rules/organization/structure) take its step back, followed by Mars (ambition, sexual desire, passion, determination, will to act, discipline, motivation, initiation, impulses, fire within, energy levels, expressing anger), Pluto (transformation, destruction, creation, regeneration, healing, renewal, power struggles, upheaval) and Mercury (yes again) in April. So if you have felt like you are walking through mud… metaphorically you very well could be.
We’ve hit the peak of these challenging dynamics for the most part. As the summer approaches many of these challenging dynamics will calm down. In the meantime, I’m trusting the Drum in my Soul is making way for greater expressions of itself.
In light and with Love,