COSMIC UPDATE from Cynthia--July 16th 2018
(Plus a Reprint from June 27th 2018 re: Mars Retrograde)
The Summer Energies are really HEATING UP!
With three eclipses this summer, plus SEVERAL planets
in retrograde at once (including Mars, and very soon, Mercury too), we are in a time of INTENSE cosmic shift.
To learn more about
the effects of eclipses, you can refer to Cynthia's article on this site--CLICK HERE.
(If there are still openings at the time you are reading, you can also get to the page to enroll in Cynthia's group
eclipse teleclass from this eclipse article page.)
retrograde (and Mercury soon to follow), not to mention some extremely powerful eclipses, each day brings a new surprise this
summer--some will delight, other surprises will not be as welcome! For we are in a time of cosmic shift and re-arranging,
a time of releasing and letting go. Don't fight the release, instead, lean into and let go and allow!
For whether the changes and shifts you experience this summer feel pleasant or unpleasant at the moment,
know that each and everyone of these shifts you are experiencing right now provide an opportunity for SOUL GROWTH & ADVANCEMENT.
And as a result of these powerful shifts, when it is all said and done, you will never
be the same again! So let's align our minds & intentions with the positive energies of the Universe, and
concentrate on loving, hopeful and uplifting thoughts, so that we may arise from the fires of transformation stronger and
more beautiful than ever before! Namaste.
For more info about these powerful shifts this summer (and at other times too), please subscribe to my Cosmic
Newsletter, and/or follow me on FB. (I"m listed as Cynthia Killion, Psychic Cynthia.) Below you will find
a re-print of an article I wrote for my Cosmic Newsletter subscribers back on June 26th 2018 about MARS retrograde.
MARS RETROGRADE (June 26th-Aug 27th 2018)
Time to Get Your Zen On!
(Reprint from Cosmic Newsletter June 27th 2018)
By Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)
QUICK PREVIEW of this edition: Mars
began its retrograde yesterday (June 26th 2018) and stays in retrograde up until August 27th 2018. (Which is why, try as I did, I just couldn’t this newsletter done in a timely manner
yesterday—those retrograde energies hit me hard.) Did I mention too that with
Mars going retrograde, we now under the rays of FIVE retrograde planets simultaneously? Perhaps
it is a good time to lay down and take a nap for a little while, lol. In any case,
with Mars now retrograde until August 27th, these next 9 weeks are good for reviewing and reconsidering the path
that you are on, and slowing down and taking some time to get re-charged and renewed. Please
keep reading below for more info.
more thing--Please keep in mind that this is MARS retrograde we are talking about here, and not Mercury retrograde (that will
start in about another month). This Mars retrograde only happens about every two years,
so it is an important shift with many effects on our day to day lives, and is worth looking into.
Friends, hello there. I started writing on this for you early in the afternoon on Tuesday, right before Mars was
about ready to go retrograde. I figured that the writing of this newsletter would go
the same as it usually does—that is, with me sitting down at my computer and basically pounding/channeling the whole
thing out in an hour or two at once. Man, did I figure wrong!
I don’t think I’ve EVER been so easily distracted while writing a newsletter before. (And that’s saying a lot, since I’ve been writing this on-line newsletter since 2001.) Not to mention, I had planned to start on the newsletter much earlier in the day, but found
that I was more interested in tending to my garden or taking a nap—I just couldn’t seem to focus well on the somewhat
left-brain activity of writing. For that matter, I couldn’t seem to focus well
on much of ANY activity. I felt a bit like a slug! (Very unusual for me.)
What can I say? I was REALLY feeling
the Mars retrograde energies. My cats and parrots weren’t helping much either,
as they were all laying around taking naps for most of the afternoon. They really know
how to set a sleepy vibe. Did I mention too that we had a surprise rain in the middle
of all of this? (Nothing like a summer rainstorm to lull you away from your work.) Motivation was very slow in coming to me. I
didn’t exactly feel “down”. But I certainly didn’t feel UP
Today is better, as I seem to have given myself permission to lean into it and just move with the energies. In fact, I decided this morning that with all these retrogrades happening right now, it
is as good of a time as any to go ahead and take a summer stay-cation and get myself recharged and rested up. (Sure, I’ll still work a little on the staycation, but mostly in the background and doing solo preparatory
tasks—no readings, classes or formal meetings for the next week or so.) This
is my way of cutting myself a little slack—something that I feel is very much needed at this time of Mars retrograde,
when energies, vitality, and motivation tend to run lower than normal.
For with all these retrogrades
happening at once (and especially with Mars, the planet of action & momentum in retrograde), it seems to be the time to
get your Zen on and relax a little. Just like my friend Smokey is doing here in the
photo below, he is who is master of the Zen art of relaxing and going with the flow.
The Path is Not Straight or Clear
(So be patient and yield to the flow)
What about YOU? Did you feel
it? Did you feel a little bit more sluggish or slow moving than usual on last Tuesday
when Mars went retrograde? Did your motivation to get stuff done seem lower than usual? Or perhaps you are feeling it TODAY, after the Mars retrograde has had some time to officially
be in effect. Mars may not go retrograde as often as Mercury, but its effects can be
just as powerful! In fact, some may say even MORE powerful.
represents the cosmic path of ACTION and chasing after it and getting it done. (Whatever
it is.) Mars seeks the most direct and effective route to achieving what one desires. But when Mars is in retrograde, the correct path of action is not so easily discernable,
and there may be dangers along the way. (Not the least of which is losing your cool
and throwing a tantrum or rushing ahead carelessly or sloppily.)
Mars retrograde tends to increase
the SHADOW side of Mars. Which means we might find ourselves more easily becoming impatient,
angry, tempermental, aggressive or even demanding. (Think inner child—or inner
brat, depending on how you want to look at it.) Or we could go the opposite way, and
find ourselves stalking off and passive-aggressively sulking in the corner.
Somewhere between these two extremes, there is a healthy balance point that allows the
feelings to come up and be released without laying total waste to your relationships, reputation and life.
WHAT TO EXPECT (during Mars retrograde)
-Lowered vitality or energy, possibly
-Lack of motivation or steam--except when it comes to things that REALLY bring you pleasure (smile)
-Stuff just takes LONGER to get
detours, delays, obstacles, construction & re-construction
-Buried anger & tempers suddenly erupting unexpectedly
-Increased sense of dissatisfaction,
frustration or restlessness—feeling that something just MUST be done to make improvement, but not knowing what that
everyone will be on board with “your” agenda (unless it is an agenda that is really more about our, we or us)
-Temper tantrums and outbursts
backfire during this time—and the one who is the aggressor or overly pushy usually LOSES during Mars retrograde
people who have the most frustrations during Mars retrograde are usually the Type A “real go-getters”. You know, the ones who just love and love to “get things done” and keep the momentum rolling
along, moving from one new thing to the next. Wait a moment.
Did I just basically describe our entire modern society? You bet I did! Thank Goddess for Mars (and Mercury) retrogrades, as they remind us to slow down and smell
the roses every so often.
This period of Mars retrograde is NOT so good for charging ahead excitedly into new
projects or completely new experiences, as Mars is the planet of physical energy, and energy, motivation and vitality will
most likely be lower than normal during this time. This doesn’t mean that you
can’t do anything at all for the next 9 weeks or so. It simply means that it
would be best to PRIORITIZE right now and whenever possible, stick to those projects and plans that were set into motion before
June 26th. (Or at the very least, those projects & plans that you were
already thinking about doing before that date.)
Still, if you could lay low for a while, and cut yourself
plenty of slack, that would be best. Overall, now is not a time for pushing yourself
too hard or trying to “make” things happen. Instead, it is a time for leaning
in closer to your soul and resting in your higher self for a little while. As I said
before, it is a great time for getting your Zen on. (smile)
so much more I could say on this subject, and probably a whole lot more that would be of good use to you. However, since I am about ready to start my Mars retrograde get replenished-staycation, I have to end this
here for now. But if you do want to know more about how you can best navigate this
transit, let me refer you to the article on my website about Mars retrograde. It’s
been a couple of years since I’ve updated this particular article, but the guidance still stands as good. If you are
interested in learning more, here is where you go: http://www.cynthiakillion.com/marsretrograde1.html
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)