Solar Storms Hitting Mars and Earth 

This is fascinating.

SpaceWeather reports

On July 23rd, NASA and European spacecraft observed a massive explosion on the far side of the sun. A spectacular CME tore through the sun’s atmosphere and it now appears to be en route to Mars. Earth will not feel the effects of the blast because of its location on the opposite side of the sun. However, the source of the eruption, old sunspot AR2665, will turn back toward our planet in early August, possibly bringing a new round of geomagnetic storms and auroras. 

One of my guides has been talking about the August Solar Eclipse as being an opportunity for humanity to make a grand shift, giving it as much importance as 9/11. Don’t think about that day, think about the days that followed – we became a community. Spirit would have loved for us to stay there, but (you might have noticed) we didn’t. The constant repetition of images of destruction on the television created an atmosphere of traumatic fear, which encourages us to give up our power and become rigid, rather than remaining in empathy and unity.

What does this have to do with the solar explosion this weekend?

Let me start by defining some symbolism. The planet Earth can be seen as an aspect of the higher self of much of humanity. The planet Mars can be seen as an aspect of the higher self of those who breathe the ratified air of extreme privilege on this planet. The sun of our solar system, known as Sol, can be seen as representative of the heart of both higher selves.

When Sol aims her energy at Terra/Earth, she can be seen as trying to jolt or shock us into a course correction. When Sol aims her energy at Mars, she can be seen as trying to shock or jolt the holders of power and wealth into a course correction.

I love this imagery, by the way: “tore through the sun’s atmosphere…” When Grandmother Spider talks about the energy of the Eclipse, there is the image of a tear or a gash rending the Earth’s atmosphere. And it’s possible that the solar energy will hit Earth around that time.

If this is coming from the CME, and the energy is strong enough, expect electrical outages, malfunctioning satellites, and cranky electronics. I wouldn’t be surprised – Mercury will be retrograde and it will be the second New Moon in Leo (the first being last night).

The part that really jumped out at me was that the energy is hitting Mars first. I expect this week to be very politically interesting (and that, considering the current state of affairs in the US, is saying something). I can’t help wondering if there’s going to be more medical news out of Washington DC…

We live in interesting times.

Posted in Astrology, Channeling, Community, Mercury Retrograde, Moon, Musings, Mysticism, Politics, Shamanism, Shift, solar storms, Summer

We’re Being Hit By Solar Flares

The Earth has been getting hit by solar flares this weekend. Personally, it has drained my energy so much, I haven’t had a chance to write about it.

The most common symptom of CMEs is a “jangly” feeling, hyperstimulated, and overwhelmed. It is important to practice self care; drink plenty of water, eat foods as close to nature as possible, ground yourself, and cut others (and yourself) some slack. Doing modified sun salutations can be extremely helpful as well.

This spate of solar activity comes on the heels of some pretty rough astrology that may have already left you feeling drained. I know it did for me; I ended up sleeping most of today, which is how I’m even able to write this blog post.

Whatever you need to do to recharge your batteries, do it. The astrology between now and next Sunday’s New Moon is favorable for such activities. Drink more water, get plenty of rest, give some energy to your foundational spiritual practices, and focus on breathing.

I know I will be.

Posted in Astrology, Healing, Health, Meditation, Moon, Practice, Shamanism, solar storms

As we move closer to the Eclipse

From the July newsletter:

I’ve been seeing a lot of depression, anxiety, grief, and discombobulation on my various social media timelines. It’s in part due to the political situation, both in the US and world wide, and I think there are more factors at play. If nothing else, the approach to August’s eclipse is becoming unpleasant. Astrologically, the eclipse will be during a Fire Grand Trine, and the Sabian symbol(scroll down towards the end of the page for Leo at 29 degrees) for it is A mermaid emerges from the waves, ready for rebirth in human form. This suggests a lot of transformation potential, perhaps even a moving into a greater consciousness. As with every time we have been offered this opportunity, historically, people either embrace it or they chose to opt out, which usually means leaving the planet. So we’re going through a lot of turmoil.

If you’d like to continue this journey, make sure you’re getting enough rest and eating well; drink plenty of water; avoid depressants (which include tranquilizers and alcohol); stay close to your avenues of emotional support; make sure you are using your daily practice to create foundation every day; keep an eye on your health; and cut yourself and others some slack. Stay away from drama, wild accusations, vendettas, and untempered anger – this may mean making sure you are meditating on a daily basis. Did you know that, if you meditate daily, you only need to put in 10 minutes to experience all of the medical and emotional benefits of the practice? Obviously, longer has its own benefits, but you cannot tell me you can’t find 10 minutes a day to contribute to your own emotional well being.

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