whew! now that we're through the eclipses, mercury retrograde, and the full moon, are you ready to settle into some Neptune retrograde energy (along with Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter)? I know I am!
Neptune goes retrograde every year for 5 months - and it stays in each sign for 14 years, which apparently gives a certain nuance to entire generations. currently in its own native sign of Pisces, Neptune encompasses deeply personal, creative, & dreamy energy...too much of it and we get muddled, cloudy, and can't distinguish between the realms of imagination and the day-to-day. during its retrograde - because those are internal journeys - we can embrace the clarity and insight of our feelings, thoughts, intuition, and dreams that Neptune brings forward for us,which makes these great times for soul searching, meditation, and reconnecting with Self.
|cool dreamy/watery image I swiped off the internet - I honestly could not find any info on it.|
finding ways to strengthen our intuition is a great creative practice, and the kind of work that is its own reward. caution: manifest with pure intent only! having a heart-to-heart with anyone we need to forgive (or who needs to forgive us) and embracing love will strengthen those ltr's. DO DREAM WORK. take good care of ourselves to stay grounded, and don't make any rash decisions. it seems that the advice is once again to "slow down and reflect" on everything...I feel like every month I ask "how much more of that can we possibly do?!" I've slowed down so much, I feel like I'm in retrograde! Neptune and his ocean waters...all that mystery in which to trust our intuition. stop, look, and listen - be clear and flush out the ugly truths that need releasing.
this week's tarot/oracle questions come from Christine @moonandcactus, who offers us the affirmation: "I let go of any fantasies that aren’t aligned with my true purpose." also, "don't run away from truth/reality"...that's a good one that I'm holding close to the bone for my personal journey at the moment. yup, all the bullshit is being stripped away again, and it's time to face up to doing our work (I'm still going through the paces of my eclipse shadow work). we are encouraged to do it through the arts to get ourselves on a higher plane. the clarity here has so much healing potential, given our heightened ability to see where we need to focus our work, and our empathy. for this reading I used The Faeries Oracle because I owed them a favor, and we could all use some playfulness in our lives. here's what we got:
1. How can I be more aligned with my inner truth? The Faery Godmother
Sairie - The Faery Godmother - speaks of gifts, talents, grace, and helpful lessons. good things that we don't think we deserve, or haven't thought to ask for, may well be happening. she helps us open our hearts to love and acceptance. keep an eye out for unexpected good fortune when you thought bad luck was coming for you, and pass that kindness on. enjoy the feeling of doing good in secret.
2. How can I be more open to what I’m not seeing? The Singer of the Chalice
trust, joy, patience, creativity, hope, and miracles. the Singer of the Chalice is about being open to unconditional love, healing, and more, as one big feeling that flows through us from the Universe, and if we can open ourselves up to one of those energies, then we can open ourselves up to all of them. all we need to do is ask, so they know we're consciously ready to let them in.
3. What kind of deception or illusion is currently present? G.Hobyah
imaginary fears, unreal hazards, realistic caution. to gain a greater ability to open our hearts the way the Singer of the Chalice asks us, we need to look for the truth behind our fears. for the strength to face real challenges, we need to see them for what they truly are - and face them honestly - so we can distinguish between them, and what is a projection of our old traumas and fears onto our imaginary futures.
4. What step is needed to remove my rose-colored glasses? Laiste, Moon's Daughter
light cast in shadows, spiritual guidance, illumination, riddles. Laiste wants us to pay attention to the mystical, and she's not beyond putting an obstacle or pitfall in our path to wake us up to the multiverse. she is encouraging us to mine for subconscious treasure, the cosmic wisdom we don't even know we know, but...we know. step into the flow of those feelings and lean into trusting that process. the Moon's Daughter will leave symbols for us to read in our dreams.
"If you lean into the work of self-reflection and find within you a profound willingness to feel the scary feels, the potential for coming out of this lunar cycle radically transformed in deep places in your consciousness is about as good as it gets...turn to whatever connects you most to the Divine during these few days for the comfort and courage that may be required of you at this time. And remember, there is no wound that Spirit cannot heal." - Michael Lennox
again, thank you for coming along, commenting, and sharing - this reading is for anyone who wants/needs it! as always, I hope there's something in here for you personally, and feel free to contact me for a private reading.
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Jamie Partridge - Astrology King