To the casual observer, I own and operate a small business. There are a few of us in the office days a week, trying to make sure you have a good experience, and receive a quality product. We also want to have fun, and put some positive energy into the world and, because of that, I tend to attract clients who also want to have fun, delve a little deeper, and notice when they may not be seeing the world clearly, or their little portion of the world.
It’s easy to get tunnel vision. Life is busy. We are small, living in relatively small bodies on a huge planet. We multitask so much that most of us don’t have time to read newspapers, or engage with the news, or even think about developing ourselves. In times like the ones were going through now, that seems almost luxuriant and a tad self-indulgent. Instead, we hide from the fears our media induce.
But so many times, as I’m reading my beloved clients, or helping someone find their own path through an online class or Intuitive Development Session, I want to remind them how much of a miracle their lives are. How incredibly lucky we all were that our parents met, that they decided to stay together, that our mothers carried us successfully inside their bodies, and that we lived when we came into the world. We’re lucky we had caretakers who loved us enough to make sure we ate and breathed and were clean and disease-free. We’re lucky that we went to school, got an education, stayed safe and remained healthy and alive to the age we are now. Even if we have problems now, or had them in the past, or maybe even experienced trauma or abuse, we’re alive now, and that’s a miracle, if you think about how many moments that entailed, how many fortunate circumstances had to come together, how many people we had to depend on to serve us lunch, to drive us to work in that train or bus, to hire us in the first place, in order to earn money and support ourselves.
I never forget this mantra — My Life is a Miracle. At various times, I’ve had this tested, and always come back to the same conclusion. Existence is amazing.
I receive over 1,000 emails a day, from all over the world, and I do not advertise. It would be impossible to read all of them, but I try my best to balance my own needs for food, water and sleep with those of the world around me. I don’t know why these people are attracted to me, but I have a feeling that it’s related, perhaps on an energy level, to this mantra I repeat to myself every morning –
My Life is a Miracle. And So Is Yours.
By now, you will have probably heard the news. Mercury, planet of communication, thought and expression, as gone retrograde for the next few weeks in the sign of Libra. Though we’ll have to wait until the 25th for it to go direct, why worry? That’s not a productive use of your time or energy, and may in fact set negative patterns in your energetic field.
In my years of experience as a reader and healer, I’ve noticed one important thing about Mercury retrograde periods. They’re inadvertent breeders of intuitive skill. If you’re a person who’s interested in developing your psychic super powers, want to start your own business, or would just like a leg-up on your competition in business (I work with tons of very successful businesspeople, who rely on their developed intuition every day!), this time allows us to dialogue with our internal world a little more, and develop these skills.
Since Mercury rules communication, communication tends to break down or become interrupted somehow when it goes retrograde. But if we’re willing to go within during these next weeks, we can ask our inner selves, “What do you need right now? How can I help you develop? And how can we co-create the reality that works for both of us?”
Many people focus so much on the stuff that’s breaking down, or the annoyance of dropped cell calls, that few notice the possibility opening up before them. Your intuition is one of the ways, whether you realize it or not, you make your life’s most important decisions. Developing it a little more, by opening this internal discussion, may give you someone to talk to when you’re confused and need additional insight, or just help you feel more relaxed when you’re facing a choice.
Though Mercury retrograde can be a bitch (I’m not gonna lie), you can hedge your bets by looking within, and seeing what your inner self really wants and needs. It’s a good friend to have on your side.
If you’re still recovering from last week’s astrological Hellapalooza, and if you are I don’t blame you, you’ve got a little breather this week before Mercury goes retrograde next weekend. That comes with its own brand of irritation, depending on your patience level and where it hits your chart, but won’t be anything like Pluto’s flip and the fortunate but potentially explosive trine of Jupiter and Uranus last Thursday.
We begin with a series of aspects to today’s Sagittarius Moon, which push the wishy-washy to the side and bring decisiveness and assertion to the forefront. Internal work and dreaminess can be great sometimes, when we need to take a big step forward in our development. But the time between the Fall Equinox and Samhain/All Saint’s Day calls for releasing that stuff that began to boil to the surface last week, and will keep being stirred up until the middle part of October.
Since Mercury can bring about communication difficulties, changes in thinking, or even returns to our past in some significant way, this week will be able saying what you really mean and meaning what you say. It requires bravery and honesty when it comes to your thoughts and ideas. What is asking to be looked at now? What requires more of your attention at this time of your wonderful life?
Sometimes, you just gotta laugh. It’s said that the universe doesn’t send us anything we can’t deal with … but sometimes, it kinda feels that way.
This week begins with a bang as we celebrate the Fall Equinox, a time marking the edge of one world (of light and longer days) and the coming of another (the dark and shorter days). While we may prefer one or the other from a personal standpoint, both are important for growth and renewal, and that endless cycle we all move through as the seasons change.
I’ve already talked about Pluto going direct, in anther blog post (see below), so the intensity of that will last for the first few days of this week. On Thursday, we have Jupiter in Leo trining Uranus retrograde in Aries.
Cool Beans seems appropriate here. Can I get a Cool Beans?
Jupiter’s all that’s lovely and beautiful — expansion, creativity, luck and fortune, while Uranus is sudden inspiration, individuality and bolts from the blue. Taken together, this aspect is a sudden idea that’s pure genius, or an unforeseen check that arrives in the mail, or even an exciting invite from someone who’s had a crush on you forever.
In Fire Signs, these two planets are not gonna be subtle. Leo’s a fan of an audience. It needs the grand gesture, a sweeping entrance or exit, and the adoration of many. Aries needs to assert itself, get it on (yes, sexually), and blow off some physical steam.
Rest assured, however. It will be big, and it will be good. Since Uranus is retrograde, how this manifests in your own life may harken back to the past. Maybe a project you’d forgotten about becomes resurrected, or luck you may have experienced at the tail end of 2011 (when this aspect last happened), finally pays off in a big way.
Whatever the case, this week is one of those Holy Guacamole, Batman dealies. Enjoy the sudden fortune, remember to be grateful, and go with the energy of change. It’s bigger than you are, and may kick your ass if you resist.
With all this change in the air, we’re making some adjustments here at Sassy Psychic Central, too.
I maintain several social media accounts, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, among others. And I’m happy to be available to answer questions, and to get to know some of my clients more.
But lately, I’ve been looking for ways to reward my most loyal clients. Tracking software kind of gives me the creeps — it’s just a little 1984 for me — and it’s tough to come up with a good set of parameters. Should the most rewarded people be the ones who spent the most money? Ordered the most readings? Bought my books?
None of them seems perfect, so I’m paring back a little. While I used to offer spontaneous Facebook and Twitter sales, along with bonuses and opportunities for other free content, I’m no longer going to do that. It doesn’t reward the people who’ve been with me for years, and have helped me build the business I know and love today.
So ONLY the people subscribed to my email list will be eligible for these things from here on out. If you’ve been on the fence about signing up, maybe worried that you’ll get too many emails, we send out one email per month, and sometimes another one if there are other things to announce, or specials to offer. 2 emails max per month. That’s all you’ll receive from us.
We don’t believe in spam, or the hard sell. My products and services should, and do, speak for themselves. We strive to create a customer-centric place for you to feel safe, find out more, and maybe even develop a skill you didn’t know you had. It’s important to all of us here so encourage the positive energy in the world, and help people see and reach their highest potential.
Even more exciting stuff is coming later this year. As I take a little time off from teaching classes to write my next book (available next year!), I’ll be leading a new monthly healing circle called The Full Circle (gotta be a member of the email list to join), and developing new content for 2015 and beyond.
Thanks so much for being here, for participating in our shared reality, and considering my services. I hope to get to know you better soon!
Pluto, ruler of the underworld, the sign of Scorpio, as well as sex, death, transformation and other people’s money (or debt), is about to go direct — woo hoo! This is good news for several reasons. But since it’s such a slow moving planet, most people will feel it, in one way or another, this entire week, before it goes direct between the 20th and 22nd of September.
Here are 9 things you should be thinking about as this happens:
1. Where Does Your Power Come From? – Pluto rules power of all kinds, from the kind exercised over you, to the kind you wield in the world. Think about where you’re deriving your power these days, and if anything may need to shift.
2. Where Do You Try to Exert Your Control? – When it’s unbalanced or negatively affected, Pluto can also be controlling or domineering. As this planet flips, think about where you may be holding on too tightly.
3. Who Do You Owe? – Since Pluto rules debt, including karmic debts we all owe to others, considering who you may need to pay back, apologize to, or make amends with, even if this is not done in person, helps heal Pluto wounds.
4. How Can You Transform? – The planet Pluto welcomes change of all kinds, particularly the kind of change we integrate after learning important life lessons, Though it may not always be easy, what we take on board now, as we agree to transform, means we won’t have to learn it again later.
5. Who or What Needs to Go? – Pluto is also the ruler of death and the underworld, and even though this is probably not literal for you, thinking about what may need to “die off” in our lives, from dead relationships to undue focus on negative thoughts, or even dead-end jobs, it’s time to consider what needs to go, and make new plans for your future.
6. How Can You Share Your Gifts? – Depending on where it falls in your chart, and how it’s aspected, we’re all being asked to share what we came into the world with, and what we’ve developed since then. In the sign of Capricorn, it may involve shoring up or tearing down the status quo, your choice.
7. What Needs to Come to Light? – Pluto rules secrets of all kinds. If you’ve been keeping them, chances are they somehow come to light when this planet flips. Of you need to keep someone else’s, take extra precautions. If it’s your secret, what is safe to reveal now, and what needs to stay hidden?
8. What Needs to Become More or Less Intense? – The planet Pluto can be somewhat intense, both in its gravitational pull (as the planet furthest from the Sun), but also its effects. Considering what in your own life may need to be dialed up or dialed down helps you stay out of any ruts.
9. Who or What Needs to be Reborn? – Pluto can kill things off symbolically. But it also rules over rebirths of all kinds. how are you rising from the ashes now? What new wishes do you wish to follow? And what needs to be reborn -from an abandoned fitness plan to a relationship or promise to be nicer to yourself — now?
If you’re already feeling the shift, have fun with it. Pluto doesn’t mess around when it changes direction, or affects our planets. Being prepared, and giving some thought to these questions, put you in good stead to enjoy a happy and balanced Pluto direct.
August, am I right? It’s tough to remember such a tumultuous month. From the violence in Gaza and the rose of ISIS in the Middle East to the police brutality and shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, Los Angeles and other places, it’s been a month. Factor in high profile celebrity deaths like Robin Williams and, more recently, Joan Rivers, and the message becomes pretty clear.
Change is all around us.
One of the major culprits is the planet Pluto, ruler of the underworld, death, power and transition of all kinds. Some of us will be transitioning into the next world, but others will be undergoing all kinds of change here on the physical plane. Pluto’s pull is very powerful, and it moves very slowly as a celestial body. Recently, it’s been retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, asking is to review how we’ve exerted our power in the past. What’s worked, and what hasn’t? From how the police have become increasingly militarized (that’s the tense aspect currently formed between Pluto and Uranus) to how we handle our banking, elections and other foundational matters, there’s much to consider.
Since Pluto moves so slowly, we’ll all begin to feel its effects this week. Beware of trying to exert your power too much, as well as others who may want to inappropriately exert theirs. It’s a temporary thing that should clear up once the planet is direct on September 22nd.
The rest of this week’s astrology shakes out like this:
The week begins with a deeply intuitive Full Moon in Pisces. At 16 degrees, it’s a fuller expression of Pisces, widely conjuncting Chiron and trining Saturn. This is a hugeinvitation from the universe to let your hurts go. Think about everything you’d like to release, and let it go Monday night as the Moon achieves fullness. More carefully considered structure is coming, if we cooperate with the prevailing energies.
Tuesday’s Mercury square Pluto urges you to not say anything you’ll later regret. Tempers may be running high, but relying on whatever stress reduction technique you favor may mean the difference between keeping a job, friendship or marriage, and not.
Wednesday comes with new opportunities, since the Aries Moon will square Pluto (be patient!) but also trine lucky Jupiter. It’s there for the taking if you ask for it, and are willing to accept it however it’s delivered.
Thursday brings a sextile of Saturn to the Sun in Virgo, asking us to make sure we’ve constructed, even in our minds, the course of action we’re prepared to take next. Going off willy nilly is disastrous now. Instead, try to buckle down and come up with a plan that will get you where you want to be in the long run.
On Friday, a Taurus Moon trines ruler Venus and Pluto, symbolizing our coming out of the tunnel, so to speak. As the Sun moves closer to balanced Libra, the external violence diminishes somewhat, and Pluto becomes a more creative force for change. In Taurus, the Moon urges us to seek whatever we find beautiful, meaningful or tantalizing to our senses.
Finally, next weekend brings the movement of Mars into Sagittarius, the Moon’s move into opposing sign Gemini, and Mercury’s opposition to Uranus. Amazing ideas are coming to you, and you be frustrated about how to express them, or see them into fruition. But now is not the time. Remember the structure you built with Saturn’s help a few days ago. Slow and steady wins the race; whatever you’re planning won’t work if it happens overnight. The structure of a home depends on its materials, its intentions, and the care put into building it. Similarly, the change we’ll all be enjoying will take some time to unwind. Give this to yourself, and keep your head down until Pluto turns direct. The fall months look a lot better for putting that grand idea into practice.
Have a great week!
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’m a big fan of lists. They’re easy to read, present data in a simple-to-understand way, and just look cool. Right? So as we skid toward the Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer, I’m already thinking of fall, and 5 ways this particular fall season is going to seriously rock your world:
1. I’m teaching a new online course called How to Slay Obstacles and Get Past Your Stuckness, beginning on September 10th.
How It Rocks Your World: If you want to enter this new season with a vengeance, and learn some serious tools to move past perceived blocks, this is where you need to be.
2. Pluto’s going direct on September 20th. On paper, it may not sound like much. But this furthest out planet has the strongest gravitational pull, and is associated with everything from the underworld and darkness to transformation of all kinds.
How It Rocks Your World: Have a major makeover in mind? Pluto can help. Want to trade your stale old job for something spanking new? Look to Pluto. This planet’s direct motion in the sign of Capricorn will help all things requiring structure to move forward.
3. Mercury’s going retrograde in Scorpio. From October 4th through 25th, the communication planet will seem to move backwards in the sky, creating issues with technology and social media.
How It Rocks Your World: In Scorpio, this planet can help you you look within, and use this time to review what’s working in your emotional life, and what may need to shift. It also allows you to see more deeply into yourself and other people, even if their motivations may not always be pure.
4. Jupiter’s going retrograde. On December 8th, this planet of luck and creativity begins its backward movement in the sign of Leo (until early April 2015).
How It Rocks Your World: Examining how you may need to tweak your image, stand up for yourself, allow your light to be seen and appreciated, or just taking credit for your achievements are all highlighted under this aspect. Use these months to plan your red carpet debut, after the first week in April.
5. Uranus is going direct! On December 21st, the winter solstice, this wacky planet of genius and sudden inspiration begins to move forward again, bringing some major energy to the holiday season.
How It Rocks Your World: When Uranus changes direction, it jars loose all your great ideas, your crazy, “couldn’t possibly work scenarios, and inner genius. Even if you don’t follow up on all of these, you’ll be overflowing with excellence. Since it’s in Aries, you’ll also have a lot of energy to make stuff happen!