Here is your Astroweekend 12th 13th 14th July 2019
Welcome to your Astroweekend bonanza of astrology, tarot, and runes. Rayna gives you an overview of the weekend’s planetary emphasis, while Karen’s major arcana card adds an archetypal energetic flavour and direction to the astrology. Finally, I weave this into the three runes I draw to connect the divinatory modes into the message focus and conclusion. We hope you enjoy our collaborative efforts! Which is the very basis of everything we wish to bring about through Healthy Tree Frog… Alex
This weekend is saturated with powerful energies coming from some of the most intense celestial bodies. We are in the midst of two eclipses, nearly everyone can sense that many things around are stranger, the weather patterns are unpredictable, we see unusual activity in nearly every aspect of our life and feel emotional tensions. Some blame the retrograding Mercury, which has something to do with the problems in communication and information but there is a lot more that is happening in the skies at the moment.
One of the most powerful energetic influences this weekend will be coming from the Mars Uranus square. This happens while Mercury moves away from the conjunction with Mars in Leo creating mental ripples in the fabric of our conscious awareness. These waves combined with the higher vibrations of Uranus will prompt us to think quicker and to verbalise our perceptions before we can process them intellectually.
It is wiser to stop and think before we say something, especially in situations when we are shocked, where something unexpected happens suddenly and our time for reaction is limited. Uranus is always unpredictable and Mars is very impulsive, this can be an explosive combination and these two together could force some of us to operate out of their comfort zone.
There is a challenge to remain yourself but at the same time, we are prompted to make space for a change because our life follows a spiral trajectory. We are in a time of intense ongoing creative change and this weekend the universe gives us a chance to accelerate this process.
The lower vibration of the Mars Uranus square can push some of us to be too impulsive, restless and short-tempered. Reacting too fast to the external stimuli poses a risk of accidents or overlooking important details. People should be extra careful when working with power tools, sharp instruments or when they find themselves in a conflict situation. Ego driven responses and taking things too personally can cause tensions.
On another level, in addition to these challenging vibrations over the weekend, we are given time to rest, we are still within the orb of influence of the Sun/Neptune trine. This can make many of us very docile and exhausted, the energy levels are fluctuating, especially at the beginning of the weekend when we will feel really drained. It is important to surf the wave instead of fighting it, to be more accepting and less resistant. This is a very good time for meditations, and other spiritual practices to connect with your inner self. There is higher guidance that is easily available and accessible.
Another strong energetic wave will come from the opposition of the Sun with Saturn and Pluto near the Moon south node. This can throw some of us into the very deep end of the pool of feelings and emotions. Saturn is testing our maturity, Pluto transforms and takes this experience to another level of awareness. Depending on our circumstances this experience can be coloured in various shades.
It will provide us with a more profound understanding of some aspects of our life that have been neglected or ignored. It can be a time of awakening for deeper realisations that will invoke strong forces of creative change. This can be a tipping point for some of us and time when our ambitions can reach culmination.
Again, there is a word of warning, try to remain positive and avoid confrontations in particular if you deal with figures of authority. In the area of personal relationships and dealings trying to reinforce your position can cause serious conflicts and even breakdown of some relationships.
Many of us might have problems with all sorts of devices, they may stop working or break down and repairing them might seem impossible. It is better to leave these types of jobs for another time. The weekend will be far more pleasant if you try to surrender and use the energies for internal work or focusing on more positive and creative tasks.
At the end of the weekend, all this tension and restlessness will fade away and we will be able to sense the lightness in the air around.
The weekend tarot card is The Hierophant corresponding to the Earth element, planet Venus, and the sign of Taurus.
Keywords – Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point.
The archetype of The Hierophant is spirituality, higher wisdom and this card often represents the holy man.
You encounter the Hierophant when you are struck with existential fear. You have decided what to do and how to proceed with your future, but in spite of the resolution, you are faced with fear and panic. You fear that the things you have done may not be enough and you may suffer in the future.
The Hierophant offers you 2 solutions. The first solution is to give up the thing that you have, that you’re afraid to lose, so the fear wouldn’t have control over your life anymore.
The second solution is to receive whatever comes your way with an open heart. Even if you’ve lost everything that you’ve built, the knowledge and experience you’ve gained are precious and these will not be lost.
On the other hand, you could be the one to give strength and support to those around you. You may be open to others’ beliefs and ideas but you don’t get bound by them. This means you are able to give fresh perspectives in any situation. Wise and considerate counsel is available.
What model of security are you operating? Does stability equal predictability for you? The Hierophant points us to the activity of Uranus since The Hierophant is a type for the sign of Taurus. Here’s the thing: positive expectations and positive experience can make us crave perpetuation of a vision to the exclusion of everything else. They can create the idea that consistency is necessarily good and should be sought. But do not be decoyed. Mercury and Chiron went retrograde a few days ago in trine aspect and Uranus breaks up rigidity. The message is to look at the things you’ve considered vital to your contentment and not get carried away with developments.
Rune Art by Gabrielle Gern:
Friday’s rune is Wunjo the joy rune. It is time to experience joy not so much for what it might indicate about your prospects, but just because. Yet joy can be addictive. So the message is to enjoy new developments without reading longer-term trends out of the experience. The emphasis is truly on understanding how we cultivate joy every moment – not just because we experienced a milestone or turning point.
Saturday sees Standstill (ISA) appear. Attaching or seeking to reproduce the old will not get the results you are looking for. Joy artificially manufactured will not be sustained. Time to go deep. This means tackling not sidestepping difficult issues. Communication will be vital to a healing process. You will not be able to gloss over the issues of the past with anything based on inauthentic thinking. Time to seed new patterns.
On Sunday there is a Sun-Pluto opposition. Who really has the power? You may see it as residing with a significant partner or need to be aware not to railroad others with your own power. Allied to this is the rune of Constraint. Shadow material and projection are to be explored and expressed. Nauthiz is the rune of needful things. Stop giving away your power or feeling the victim. If you can do your explorations openly with others then you can work out what the power issues have been and avoid further misreadings of events.
When you stand in your own power then you stop with blame and simply experience everything as flame – your own light. Real joy cannot be bottled. Your job is to realise that, stop following formulas and learn to allow things which may previously have unsettled you because… Your joy no longer requires an external focus. Time to act consistently from quiet confidence.
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