Breakdown to Breakthrough

Do you feel the momentum building?  You can feel it in the air around you.  Uranus in Taurus has been conjunct the North Node in Taurus for the last few weeks, but on August 1 at 4:53 pm, Mars in Taurus will conjunct this same point.
 
Uranus is the planet of awakening and revolution and the North Node is a point that you’re working towards.  Mars is the planet of action and activation.  Mars, Uranus, and the North Node are all in the sign of Taurus, a fixed sign that is extremely resistant to change but is seeking security, stability, comfort, and practicality. 
 
If you’ve been resistant to change, this may be the point where you feel like you have no choice, but to change.  When the North Node is involved in a chart, it can feel like a fated moment.  You have no other option, but to go in this new direction.  While Taurus is a fixed sign and is resistant to change, it is also one of growth.  Taurus season is when the seeds that were planted start coming to life.
 
The last two years, you’ve spent a lot of time envisioning a new future and planting the seeds for what you want to come.  Now is the time, ready or not, here it comes.  If you’ve been doing the work, you will begin to see the sprouts start to come out.  If you’ve been resistant, then it’s time for some unpredictability.  Taurus is a fixed sign, so it loves control, but the more you try and control something, the more unstable it can become.
 
Expect some surprises this week.  Whether you’re ready or not, you’re moving in a new direction.  Some things have to break down so that a breakthrough can occur.  This is that moment.  Do you have the breakdown during the earthquake or as part of the aftershocks?  Only time will tell. 
 
Try to move with the change.  It can be a challenge, especially in the moment.  Take a deep breath.  It’s time for you to grow and growth can be exhausting. Just look at children and how much they rest during a growth spurt.  Use this as your model for the week.  Try and take a time out if possible.  Remove yourself from the chaos that may be around you and search for clarity.  It’s there if you take the time to look. 
 
What is breaking down so that you can grow? Let me know.  Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

Mind Games

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of mind games and right now, it feels like you’re involved in one great big mind game with the universe.  Mercury in Cancer is opposite Pluto in Capricorn on July 18 at 3:01 am.  And the Sun is opposite Pluto in Capricorn on July 19 at 9:39 pm.  The good news is that Mercury will enter Leo on July 19 at 8:35 pm and start to provide you with some mental clarity.
 
But for now, mind games are all around.  It would be easier if people could just come out and say what they’re thinking, but that’s not the case for most people.  The way each person communicates is different.  Some of us skate across the surface, just say whatever comes into our heads, or dives deep and wants to uncover every psychological element of what you said.
 
However, mind games can make even the most mundane of communication challenging.  Not only are you having to figure out why they said, or did what they did, but why.  Is there an underlying element to their words?  With Pluto involved, there’s always a wound or an opportunity for transformation and rebirth, but you have to deal with the wound first.  So before you get too frustrated or angry, try to look at the situation for a different perspective.  Why did that happen?  Does it have to do with you, or does it have to do with them?  What can you learn from this moment?  
 
Once Mercury moves into Leo, things will become clear and then you can move forward, but until then, try and fit the pieces together.  You’re being shown this mind game for a reason.  Mind games are never easy, but they provide us with an opportunity if you can take a time out and look at it from a different perspective.
 
What mind game is the universe presenting you with right now?  Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

New Ways of Thinking

It’s so easy to think about the same way that you always have, but what if that way is outdated?  Just because you’ve always done things that way doesn’t mean it’s the only way. The universe is encouraging you to think about things differently right now.
 
There is a Full Moon in Capricorn coming on July 13 at 2:38 pm.  The Full Moon is also in opposition to Mercury in Cancer.  You’re being guided to let go of these ways of thinking that no longer serve you,
 
Look at the world around you.  There are lots of ways of thinking or looking at things that now seem outdated.  The rights of women that many of us are facing are outdated compared to when many of our laws around the United States were implemented: the rights of minorities, the rights of people of different sexual orientations, the classification of gender.  The list goes on and on.  It’s time to take a look at what it means to be a person with rights. 
 
Look at your opinions.  Are your opinions more valid than other person’s opinions?  No, they’re opinions, not facts.  What you value may be different than what someone else values, does that make it any less valuable to you?  
 
Each one of us is being asked to have a new perspective.  It’s so easy to just continue down the path of life and do things the way you always have, but has that way of doing things made you happy?  There are so many unhappy people, and you could be one of them.  A new way of doing things can seem bad or overwhelming, but what if it’s not? 
 
As I have made changes in my life, I have had to look at what I have thought and been taught.   Every time fear has come to the surface, the same question runs through my mind.  What if I can’t?  And then I get the response, but what if you can? 
 
You don’t have to act right away, you can and should take some time to process a new approach to thinking, but next time what if comes to your mind, try and flip it and see what happens.  If it doesn’t work, you can always do it differently, but maybe, just maybe, it will work, and you could be on your way to a new approach to life.
 
How can you think differently? Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

The Feminine Warrior

Happy Independence Day!  It may not feel like there’s a whole lot to celebrate as a nation.  Our rights as women have been taken away and there are people out there who would like to take more of our rights.
 
It’s easy to get trapped in the negative, but it’s important to not remain there and realize that women still have power.  Females in the past have fought this same fight before and have made progress.  It can be done again.
 
The Sun in Cancer can be representative of the feminine.  It’s a nurturing and caring energy and on July 8 at 9:23 am it is Square Chiron in Aries.  Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer and it’s in the sign of Aries, the warrior.
 
There’s an opportunity here.  The battle isn’t going to be won overnight, but it can and will be fought.  There’s an opportunity for women to empower themselves.
 
As women, we have been shamed and made to feel guilty for making decisions that are right for us.  Why?  Because they may not be right for the masculine.  Women and their role in society for centuries had been reduced to the role of caretakers.  While that may be one part of being a woman, that isn’t all that we are.  The patriarchy has put us made us “second-class” citizens for centuries.  The time for the feminine to put herself on equal ground is now.
 
It's time to fight.  How do we fight?  It hasn’t been entirely revealed quite yet, but one way is to vote.  Women died for us to have the right to vote and it’s time to use it.  As a country, the United States is in its Pluto Return.  The United States’ Pluto is in Capricorn.  Capricorn is the structure.  At that time, women were the property of men and it shows in the founding documentation of our country.  And it’s not just women that were property, but people of other races.  The United States founding documentation represents rich white men.
 
The United States is not composed of entirely rich white men.  The United States is composed of women and men from all regions of the world and it’s time that our laws reflect that.  With the U.S.’s Pluto Return we have an opportunity to change course.  To make sure that we are heard and have a role in society that is representative of who women really are.  Women do not have to feel shame or guilt for being who they are any longer.  We can become a Feminine Warrior and have power over the things in life that are important to us. It’s time to get battle-ready!
 
What can you do to become a feminine warrior? Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

Look Within

It may not seem like it at the beginning of the week but is a week to look within yourself.  Make sure to take your time in making decisions, because confusion and misunderstandings are possible.
 
Mercury re-enters Gemini after it’s retrograde period on June 13 at 11:27 am.  Mercury is going to want to be social and meet up with friends.  It’s going to want to talk until the wee hours of the morning, but Mercury is just a distraction to what you’re feeling.
 
Mars in Aries is conjunct Chiron in Aries on June 15 at 10:17 am.  Mars is wanting to take some action on your wounds.  The Sun in Gemini is Square Neptune in Pisces on June 16 at 09:41 am.  Confusions and misunderstandings are underway,  Mercury in Gemini is Square Saturn in Aquarius on June 18 at 5:32 pm.  You could feel sad and disappointed.  Things haven’t turned out quite how you expected.
 
During its retrograde, Mercury was busy telling you secrets and revealing what you needed to know.   Now that Mercury is direct, you’re trying to make some further discoveries and make sense of what you’ve learned over the last few weeks, but Neptune in Pisces is creating a fog.  You don’t quite have all of the information yet that you need to make the necessary changes.
 
When confusion is abound, it’s a great time to look within.  Examine why you’re feeling sad or disappointed or angry.  It can be so easy to try and avoid your emotions.  They’re just getting in the way of your day.  Emotions arise for a reason.  Don’t ignore them.  Look at them.  Take your time and don’t rush to judgment or action.  You’re going to want to act quickly with Mars being in Aries, but take a deep breath and take your time. 
 
This isn’t a sprint.  This is a process that takes time.  You’re getting to feel crappy before you feel better, but once you begin the process, you will reach a place where the past doesn’t have the same ability to control you that it once did.  You can begin to feel free.  Isn’t freedom what you’re ultimately searching for?
 
What are you discovering as you look within?  Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

Plunge Into the Depths

Mercury has now stationed direct.  Yay! But, remember the shadow period of Mercury retrograde typically lasts about 2 weeks, so it’s still active.  On June 10, Mercury in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn.
 
Trines tend to be a harmonious aspect, so it’s one that’s often overlooked for self-development work, but it can help.  Mercury is asking questions of Pluto and wants to know its secrets.  Pluto is your deepest emotional wound.  Pluto wounds tend to be unconscious, but what happens when you make it conscious?  You’ve opened up another whole can of worms to work with.
 
Pluto wounds are emotional.  They tend to lead to tears, but if you start working with it, it can truly begin to change your life.  Now that Mercury is direct, what secrets were revealed to you.  Did you learn about your Pluto wounding?  Could it change the direction of your life, if you make it change?  There’s a good possibility that the answer is yes. The secret revealed could change your life, but what do you do.  Do you act or do you stay with the known road?
 
Mercury trine Pluto is a perfect time to investigate the inner workings of yourself.  How do you tick?  You can alter the course of your life.   The hardest step is always the first.  Inner work is hard, there are no 2 ways about it.  It may be one of the most difficult things that you encounter, but it can also be the most rewarding and empowering decisions that you make. 
 
Are you ready to change your life?  You don’t have to act, just yet.  You can start with the preliminary work.  Begin with the investigation.  No decisions have to be made during an investigation; you’re just gathering information. 
 
What information are you starting to gather?  Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

Karmic Point

The early part of the week could feel relaxing after the energy of the last few weeks.  The intensity will give you a brief reprieve before it’s time for the first Karmic choice point.
 
Mercury is stationing direct on June 3 in Taurus.  You should have had some big reveals over the last few weeks.  Mercury has been telling you secrets and giving you information that you need so that you can make some big decisions.
 
On June 4, Saturn will station to go retrograde in the sign of Aquarius.  Saturn will remain retrograde until October 23.  Saturn is beginning to take you in a new direction.  The period of confusion and stagnation will come to a close and even though it may seem counterintuitive with a retrograde planet, Saturn in Aquarius wants to you explore your future.  What should it look like?  Is the life that you’re living, the one that you really want to be living?
 
You have a choice to make.  If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve been getting information about the direction and choices that you’ve made so far.  Do you want to keep going down that path or is time to choose a new one?  Choosing a new path is never easy.  It’s so much easier to continue down the known path, even when you’re unhappy. 
 
You’re here on this planet for a reason.  It may not always seem obvious, but it’s there.  The parts of yourself that can seem uncomfortable, maybe part of your mission in this life.  As a child, I always wanted to be like everyone else.  I wanted to fit.  I never felt like I belonged.  As I’ve gotten older, the harder I tried to fit in, the harder it was for me to continue down that path.  One day, I began to realize that I was never going to be like everyone else, I just had to learn to be me.  After years of trying to be like everyone else, I first had to figure out who I was.  But then, I had to learn to be me. 
 
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been getting more information about who I am and what has been holding me back.  Like you, I’m at a choice point.  I can make a different choice and grow or I can remain where I am.  I’m not entirely sure what that new path looks like yet, but I do know that I’ve had to release some expectations of where I thought I would be.  It’s a process and one that’s not entirely finished, but I’ve started to put the intention out there and make some new choices.  It’s scary, but in the end, it will take me somewhere I never could have expected.
 
What new path are you in the process of taking?    Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

Confident or Angry

How have you been emotional over the last week?  Lots of emotions have been rising to the surface.  You’ve been receiving clarity about the direction that you’re going to be taking.  You’ll need that information as you begin this week.
 
Mercury is still retrograde, but on May 22, it’s going back into the sign of Taurus.  If you’ve been feeling ungrounded, this is great energy to help you feel more stable in your way of thinking.
 
On May 24, Mars is going to enter the sign of Aries, the sign of the ram and the warrior.  The positive form of Mars in Aries is a sense of confidence and a readiness to take action.  The negative form can be feelings of anger. Whether you’re in the positive or the negative only matters in so much as it tells you where you stand in that given moment.  It can be fluid and you can move between them. 
 
The key is to pay attention to what you’re feeling.  If you are feeling angry, take a deep breath.  Why are you feeling angry?  Maybe it’s something that you’re meant to work through.  When you’re angry, you’re rising towards empowerment.  You don’t want to discount what you’re feeling or try to suppress it.  It’s meant to be expressed, but it must be conveyed in a way that is healthy for you and those around you.
 
Look at the world.  There are way too many people that go around and use their anger toward others who don’t deserve it.  Try and look at your anger objectively.  Are you in a place where it can be expressed safely?  If you are, great.  Find a way to direct that anger in a healthy manner.  If not, you’re going to continue to take some deep breaths and use those breaths to control your emotions. If you can, walk away and come back to the anger when you’re in a better place. 
 
Anger is tricky.  It can seemingly come out of nowhere and take you by surprise.  Normally this is because something has been suppressed, which is why you want to state it, but you don’t want to unleash it.  If you’re feeling angry, it can be a great time to talk with a coach or someone else who isn’t connected to what you’re experiencing.
 
Mars in Aries will take those emotions that you’ve been feeling and channel them in a positive or negative way.  Which path are you going to choose?   Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment. 

Always & Forever,
Sarah

Release

It’s time for the next eclipse!  It happens on May 16, 2022 at 12:14 AM EST.  This Lunar Eclipse happens under the Full Moon in Scorpio.  What do you need to release?
 
The North Node is in Taurus, you’re meant to examine what do you value and if it isn’t something that you value or it doesn’t bring you joy, then with this Full Moon in Scorpio it’s time that it’s released.  Of course, this doesn’t mean that you throw away everything in your life that doesn’t bring you joy.  But something was revealed to you under the New Moon in Taurus.  Something that you’re working on right now.  What is preventing you from moving ahead?  It could be an emotional block or baggage from your past.  This is the perfect time to do some shadow work and release what no longer serves you.
 
It's easy to get stuck in the day-to-day activity of life and think that a better life is for other people and doesn’t apply to you.  Or maybe it’s just too hard to get there so why bother.  There’s no sense in lying, making change is never easy.  It’s so much easier to be in the routine of life, but does it help to make you a better person.  Does it bring value to your life?
 
It’s never easy to walk the path less traveled.  Your family and friends may question your judgment, but you know in  your heart what is right for you.  It’s time to step into your self and value who you are and not just what everyone else expects you to be.  You can easily get lost when you’re trying to be someone else.  Release those expectations and start to walk your path.  It may get emotional, but it’s only temporary.  You can do this.  You’re meant to grow.  You’re meant to become a better person.  Release what no longer serves you and plant the seeds to become who you want to be.
 
What do you need to release?  Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

Fight the Good Fight

We’re still in Eclipse season. It’s already been a doozy energy wise and it’s about to get cranked up another notch.  On May 10, Jupiter will move out of the dreamy-drifty sign of Pisces into the sign of Aries, the warrior.  Also on May 10, Mercury will begin its retrograde period until June 3.
 
Jupiter in Aries is full of energy, it’s idealistic and impulsive, but it can also be arrogant.  Jupiter wants us to expand into the unknown, look beyond what’s comfortable and learn something new.  This is a great time to tap into Jupiter’s love of higher learning.
 
Mercury in Gemini is a quick, trickster energy that is telling secrets.  Retrogrades want you to look back at any issues from the past.  Review what’s happened.  Did it happen the way that it was supposed to?  Could you do something different?  Retrogrades aren’t typically the time to begin the change, but to examine what could you do to move forward.
 
It’s quite the energetic hotbed that we’re in.  You may be presented with an issue that thought you already dealt with and realize that you only dealt with one piece of it, or you just thought you did.  Our shadows are presented in cycles.  Just one layer is gone, the next pops to the surface to be faced.  Healing work is never done.
 
The second eclipse of the season arrives on May 16 and you’re being pushed to realize what doesn’t work for you any longer.  Are you ready to let it go?  The North Node in Taurus wants you to learn new things and grow.  With the Sun still being in Taurus, you’re being provided with some stability as you start to fight the fight.  The question with Jupiter in Aries is what type of warrior are you?  The type that does it with honor or one that’s hot headed.  It may not always seem like you have a choice, but you do. 
 
It can be easy to feel the heat of the moment and act impulsively but take a deep breath before taking action.  What is your ultimate goal?  Act from that place when at all possible.
 
What are you fighting for?    Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.

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