THINGS ARE “PICKING UP”
First of all, did you notice that the energy has
really picked up in the last week or so and that things seem to be moving a lot faster? Before that, in
the last couple of weeks of February, it seemed like everyone was in a bit of a spiritual “haze” or “blur”…it
was as if everything was on “hold” for awhile while we were taking time to “go within” and get in
touch with our true inner feelings & perceptions. It was also as if we all had to go into our “cocoons”
a little while longer before we emerged for our spring transformations.
But now everything has changed. It seems like in the last week and a half to two weeks, the energy
has begun to “thaw” or just “flow” again. Probably you’ve noticed that
you’ve felt a little bit more inspiration to get things done, and it’s been easier for you to get excited about
getting out and meeting people and starting new projects. At the very least, you’ve probably noticed
that you’re getting a whole lot *busier* than you had been in the weeks before.
That’s because the energy is flowing more dynamically right now, and it is also moving more into “outer
world” expressions, rather than just staying inside, as it did during the “lull” we experienced in the second
half of February. I guess we needed that “lull” to help prepare us for the excitement, exhilaration,
and enthusiasm of March that has only just begun to build. (They don’t have that expression of “March
Madness” for nothing.)
all this high energy, it’s time to come OUT of your cocoon and reach out to others, especially to those who are spiritual,
artistic, creative, or philosophically-inclined. It’s also a good time to get things done that you’ve
been putting off, especially spiritual, creative or artistic projects, or anything else that beautifies or improves your life.
You probably have a lot of creative energy inside of you right now that’s just screaming for expression.
You’ll feel a lot better if you channel this energy into something constructive. Otherwise,
you might find yourself feeling restless, anxious, bored, or filled with “angst”.
Full Moon in Virgo…Sensitivities are triggered
now as we speak, the energies are building up to a crescendo that will “peak” right around the middle of this
week when the full moon hits on Tuesday night (March 10th) This is a very “hypersensitive” full moon
that might cause you to be a little extra critical, both towards yourself or others. If you find yourself
being “nitpicky” or anxious, you might want to consider whether what you are “nitpicking” (or worrying)
about is really something of consequence, or if it is just something small that you are blowing out of proportion.
On the plus side, this full moon could cause you to ponder how you can bring more of your creative, compassionate,
sensitive, or mystical self into your day-to-day life. It might help you to get more in touch with what
your idea of the ideal life is, especially the ideal job, work, or path of service for you. The Virgo-Pisces
connection could also put your in touch with a teacher, tool, class, or organization that can help you to develop greater
spiritual, psychic, or artistic discipline in your life.
Because of the signs involved (Virgo & Pisces), this full moon could trigger any “martyr complexes”
you have or tendencies towards self-pity or self-loathing. It is good to be loving and compassionate towards
others, AND it is also good to be realistic about what you can honestly expect from them, and to avoid making excuses for
other people’s behavior. Accept people for what they are, and don’t try to make them into anything
more (or less) than that. Also, avoid feeling sorry for yourself or letting feelings get blown out of proportion
just because people didn’t do what you wanted them to do. Remember, it’s your job
to make you happy…not theirs!
This full moon might also trigger health, service, or employment issues for
some. If this is the case for you, it will help if you begin to look at your work not only as a way to
make money or “define” yourself, but as a channel for serving humanity. This line of thinking
will help even if your job is not particularly “glamorous”. If you want to move to something
better, you must first start by expressing yourself and serving more deeply in your current position in life (this is true
not only in relationship to a job, but in relationship to life in general).
Venus Retrograde…Re-evaluate your relationships & finances
Venus just went retrograde last
Friday, and it doesn’t go back direct again until April 11th. What this means in English
is that you are getting a chance to re-evaluate the quality and value of the relationships you are currently in, and re-assess
whether these relationships are primarily helping or hurting you.
you like it or not, you are also getting a chance to learn how to be a better “relater”, which basically means
learning to think a little bit more about other people’s feelings, and also discovering behaviors & attitudes within
yourself that need to change if you are to experience deeper love & intimacy in your life.
Venus is also a “money” planet, and certainly there are plenty of people “down” about “money”
and the “economy” these days. Perhaps with Venus retrograde between now & April 11th,
this will give you a chance to go within and meditate on your finances, and discover new ideas for earning additional income,
especially in ways that relate to your true talents and gifts.
This is also an
excellent time to explore your values and what is important to you. If improving your money situation is
a goal for you, then I’d recommend that you focus on spending as much of your time, energy, and yes, money, as possible
on the things in life that you really value.
During Venus retrograde, I’d also recommend for everyone that you practice gratitude & cooperation, as well
as appreciation. I know with the Virgo full moon, you might be tempted to criticize or tell a
partner or loved one how they could “improve” themselves or their situation. However, with
Venus retrograde, your words are likely to fall on “deaf ears”. Even worst, you are just likely
to get yourself in trouble!
in work situations right now, it is important to try to see all sides of an issue, and avoid being overtly aggressive or forceful,
for it won’t get you anywhere good with Venus retrograde. Instead, open your heart and try to feel
what others are feeling and see things from a higher point of view, a point of view that includes love & goodwill for
I thank you for
taking the time to read this. I hope you found it helpful. I’m sure that now that
I am coming out of my cocoon just like everyone else, I’ll be writing you more stories about the shifting energies in
the weeks ahead.
(And full moon Tuesday too!)