New Moon in Cancer June 27th @ 1:08 AM PDT

Greetings Cosmic Artist!cancer

Cancer New Moon 6 degrees

June 27th @ 1:08 AM PDT

As we prepare for this New Moon ceremony in Cancer, it is a perfect time to reflect (Mercury is still in Retrograde) on all that has occurred in the first 6 months of the year. The Grand Cross has been relentless in presenting us with challenges, changes, and new directions, urging us forward! Starting July 1, Mercury goes direct. New ideas and pathways will become crystal clear and open up easily and quickly. Best practice is to take  time NOW to plant your intentions and desires in the fertile energy of this new moon.

You will surely be supported by the Cosmos!Psychedelic Sunset-1

The Highlight for this ceremony is on the qualities of Cancer. She is ruled by the moon, is a water feminine sign and her domain is our home, family, internal structures, root beliefs, safety, intimacy/caring, feelings/moods, and nurturing, both giving and receiving. This is the last few weeks of Jupiter transiting in Cancer, and this benevolent expansive energy will be close by to insure our intentions, desires, and work in these areas won’t go UN-noticed. As a side note, Jupiter won’t be back in Cancer for 12 years, so take advantage of these last few weeks and soak it up!

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This month has been about listening –IN. Healing happens when we listen deeply and respond from the Heart! We are here now to create a new way of BEING on our beautiful planet…one that is loving, nurturing, protecting, and powerfully aligned with family, friends, and our global community. This strong Cancer New Moon is asking us to BE in our HEARTS and move from that place in all ways.

As always, remember to do your ceremony at the exact time or AFTER. Not before. You can make your lists and prepare, but do it after!

New Moons occur every 29 1/2 days when the moon aligns with the sun in each of the 12 signs. It is a natural time of new beginnings. The ancients used the timing of the moon as a way of life, from planting to sowing to celebrating. New Moons are about starting anew. Be clear, set your intentions, see and feel them complete, and trust the universe to do the rest!

Soooo…on to our Ceremony Intentions…..candles

 

Cancer Rules Foundations, Including:

Home, Family, and Instincts.

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Sample intentions to strengthen your Personal Foundation:

I easily attract, recognize, and purchase the perfect home/apartment at an amazing price!

I spend plenty of heart felt time with my family.

I experience a feeling of increased security and joy.

I clearly and easily listen to and honor ALL my gut instincts!

 

Cancer Rules Safety, Including:

Security, Feelings of Belonging, Protection, Tenacity, and Financial Security.mother duck keeping watch

 

Sample intentions to Increase Feelings of Safety:

I handle my finances in ways that create a stable base I can count on.

I have a complete sense of security in every area of my life.

I am loved and protected by an infinite source of Good!

Cancer Rules Process, Including:

Growth, Nurturing, and New Beginnings.puppy hamack

Sample intentions to Encourage Positive Growth:

I release childhood patterns that have held me in bondage!

I joyously learn and grow from all significant events that happen in my life!

I embrace the process of my own expansion and personal growth!

 

Cancer Rules Emotional Closeness, Including:

Caring, Empathy, Vulnerability, and Intimacyelethant and cat

 

Sample intentions to increase Emotional Closeness:

I intend to be open and ask for help in a way that is empowering!

I release all fear around intimacy!

I am empathic and understanding for those who need my care and support,

I easily receive the same from my loved ones.

 

 

 

Cancer Rules Feelings; Including;

Changing moods, Awareness of our own feelings,

Sensitivity to others’ feelings, Tenderness,.

 

Sample Intentions to Enhance Feeling Experiences:Learn-to-Love-How-to-Live-Happily-Ever-After-1-mdn

I consciously and consistently communicate my feelings in responsible, appropriate ways.

I release all moodiness!

I let go of all non-constructive, over the top emotional responses.

I intend to live moment by moment and not be ruled by my moods!

 

 

 

 

Cancer rules Nurturing, Including:

Being supportive/accepting support, Food, Close family relations.

 

Sample intentions to Promote Positive Nurturing:healthy summer food

I release all self-destructive habits around food.

I experience wonderful, mutually heart felt relationships

I spend great quality time with my family.

 

Cancer Also Rules Excessive Self-Protection, Including:

Clinginess, Feelings, of Insecurity, Possessiveness, Overly cautious behaviors, Fears of rejection, and a lack of definite goals.

 

Sample intentions to Release Self-Defeating Insecurity:

I release my habit of clinginess.

I replace the urge to possess others by a deep awareness and sense of security within myself.

I intend to define goals that empower me to rise above current limitations.

As always, feel free to use these or make up your own!

Here is the 411 for your New Moon ceremony.

  1. Start at the exact time 1:08 AM PDT June 27th or AFTER. You have up to 8 hours after to capture the full intensity.
  2. Get quiet, center, and make your ceremony sacred.
  3. Write your 10 intentions, by hand, not computer.
  4. Your intentions this month are around the natural qualities of Cancer.
  5. After writing your intentions, be sure to visualize them complete, feel them complete, then read out loud, trusting and KNOWING it is done!
  6. Most importantly…have fun, be happy, get creative, ignite your passion, and always follow your Heart’s Desire!

 

Happy Summersummer time

Stay Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

 

 Peace and Blessings

Shelley

 

Cosmic Currents June 23-June 30

Greetings,cosmic rays

Two big events this week…..Wednesday the 25th and Friday the 27th

First….. Wednesday the 25th

The 3rd and final opposition of Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries at 16 degrees.

So, think back….

The first meeting was Dec 25th, 2013, the second April 23rd, and Wednesday the 25th is the final  meet up. See if you can string together events or situations. And,  just a heads up, this energy is volital….there is no way around it! Anger, frustration, and  disruptions can occur. If you are not the AGENT of creative change in your life, this final transit will bring change in the form of disruptive circumstances.  On the high side, any disruptions and changes will liberate you in some way. Always good, but unexpected! So, best practice….slow down….really ground yourself and stay present in your body….pause before you react….move with compassion…(everyone is going thru changes) and know, that FREEDOM from some situation is the final outcome and it is GOOD!

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Friday the 27th

New Moon in Cancer  1:08 AM PDT

New Moons are our opportunities to begin anew….it is like a monthly reset button.

I like to think of it as Cosmic Grace.

When the new moon is in Cancer, we set our sights and intentions  on what we Desire to create in our hearts,  families and our world. And, with all the changes that have occurred in the past 6 months with the dynamic Grand Cross, this is an opportunity to create a new set point in our homes, families, and health. Also, this is the last few weeks Jupiter will be in  Cancer, so extra blessings and gifts will be present for us all.  He won’t be back in this sign for 12 years, so take the time for sure to do your New Moon ceremony.  Honoring of this special fertile New Moon in Cancer and planting your seeds of  new directions, intentions, and desires will go along way!

( The ceremony will be  posted on the New Moon page  )

Sunday the 29th…. the Gift!

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We  end this month of introspection, regrouping,  (Mercury Retrograde ending July 1) and processing all the changes  with a beautiful  mystical, magical aspect! Be open to asking for and receiving Miracles today! In July, energy shifts and forward movement begins….so, take the day to delight in this  magical energy! Relax and enjoy!

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  Stay

 Inspired ….Connected…..Empowered!

 

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

 

Cosmic Currents June 15-22nd Week 3

baby horse at ranchGreetings All,

I just returned from a fantastic week end retreat on an amazing horse ranch! No internet connection and spotty phone service.   What a blessing to be UN-hooked from all this technology we love to love and hate! Seriously,  if you have not planned a Mercury  Rx unhook week, weekend, or day, I highly recommend it between now and July 1! It is so magical to just BE in nature and be blessed with all the gifts and abundance and the miracles of life in an environment that is quiet and stress free!

This is a baby ….30 days old!   Sooooo cute! and so Fun to talk to!

 

Astrologically, this 3rd week in June is a much calmer week, with just a few energy shifts and changes.

Here is the run down…..

Tuesday June 17th

Mercury Retrograde shifts into the sign of  Gemini. Even though it is still in RX, life will start to feel clearer, and the heavy emotion of Cancer energy will lose its hold on us. You will feel lighter and clearer. Mercury will remain in Gemini until it stations direct on July 1st.  Try to refrain from any major decision. All will be clear in due course! Also, just as a note, with Mercury in Gemini the next few weeks, it is the perfect time to reorganize your all your  data emails, files, stacks of papers, bills….. and continue to REVIEW plans, goals, relationships….etc….!merc

Friday June 20th

The moon will be in the sign of Cancer and will be making  hard aspects to our lovely Grand Cross. It  is short lived, just a day, but note that you may be feeling a bit edgy and patience may be short. Best practice, breathe, don’t react, and pause before you respond. And…… try to respond in a loving, win, win manner!

 

Saturday June 21

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Happy Summer Solstice, and Happy Birthday Cancers! This is the Natural shift of seasons, and a time to celebrate! It is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and summer begins. Yippee!  Our ancients were very depended on the earth’s cycles and the sun’s position for all they did.  Life without technology….ahhhhh!

 

Plan a little party, BBQ, or gathering and  honor the amazing long summer days and  nights!

I love this visual of what is exactly happening in the Cosmos!  solstice-june

Enjoy the week….Relax….Slow down…and just BE!

And….

Stay Inspired…Connected….Empowered!

Shelley

Full Moon in Sagittarius June 12 @ 9:11 PM PDT

yogapose withmoonGreetings,

This full moon offers us a wonderful  opportunity for profound insight and healing. It occurs on June 12 @ 9:11 PM PDT   at 22 degrees of Sagittarius/Gemini  and is  aligned  with  several astrological combinations that will assist us in “illuminating” where we still need to make  shifts and changes in at least one area of life.

Gemini is the sign most concerned with the mind, cognition, and intelligence……how we perceive, process and share information.  Sagittarius deals with our interpretation of that information….our judgements, concepts, and beliefs around what is true, possible and real.merc

Mercury, the ruling planet of Gemini, is in retrograde motion, asking us to re-view, re-think, re-align, and simply slow our thought process down.

Neptune, the planet that rules our Spiritually also just turned  retrograde,  reconnecting  us to our Inner guidance,  Inner direction,  and the Heartbeat of our Spiritual practice and understanding.

We also have Saturn, Venus, and Chiron in the mix, calling for a blending, healing, and releasing of our old values, beliefs, and processes that no longer work.

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This year to date  has been a  highly charged, changing dynamic for us all! This full moon is about gently surrendering  and simply  releasing….just letting IT go….what ever IT is that’s not working,  and gratefully embracing  new insights and healing vibrations we receive during this  powerful lunation!

 

 

Adopt at lease one new idea and belief….an insight you receive….. Make it your own!

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A wonderful quote from Marianne Williamson to assist us under this full moon….. “Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing holds you back except your beliefs. ”

Carp Diem!

 

Stay Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

 

 

Cosmic Currents June 9-14th

Greetings,

This week coming up is the most active of the month.cosmic storm 2

First….Mercury turned retrograde on Saturday the 7th and will remain  in this position thru July 1.  When he is  in the beginning of a change of direction, your energy, (or lack of ), clarity, and communication are  intense. The full 3 weeks will not be like this! 🙂  But for now……slow down and work to stay present and grounded in the moment! Remember….this planet’s energy is pulling us back……asking us to slow down!

 

June 9th

Neptune Stations Retrograde.

cosmic moonNeptune is  ruler of the Seas,  the Mystical, Spiritual, and that which is Invisible. He is the keeper of our dreams, visions,  and our subconscious! His role is the director of all that is  creative, poetic, artistic, elusive and mysterious. He deals with the abstract, conceptual and  helps us receive information via bypassing the intellect,  speaking directly to our intuition, soul, or unconscious heart. He uses scenes, pictures, music, dance, photography, and paintings   rather than concrete language ( like Mercury)  So when both of these planets retrograde at the same time,  this is a message from the Cosmos!  Our best practice is to be open to RECEIVING info in a new way. To give the thought process a rest, (Merc RX ) and to receive thru our hearts! (If you can,take a little retreat this week!)

And, as a side note…. you may be feeling  tired, confused, and  super ungrounded. This is totally OK. Don’t fight it….go with the flow, particularly Sunday – Wednesday. Take naps, rest, be inspired by your favorite art form or music. Just put the brain to rest and relax into the Invisible  Presence! You won’t be able to think or be logical at this time anyway, so just give it up!full moon and lake

It is quite unusual for both Mercury and Neptune to retrograde so close together….so, quite literally, this is a time to slow down, and be open to receiving insights and inspirations thru new forms, pictures and insights coming in to our hearts!

It really is quite exciting if you consider the big picture here. Surrender is the Key word here! Actually, the Serenity Prayer  is perfect to start the day!

 

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June 12

Full Moon in Sagittarius /Gemini:

This is about illuminating believes that are still hidden from your view and understanding. The Neptune Rx along with the Merc Rx will help you to identify  blocks and inspire new ideas and solutions thru the heart! Please see my full moon page for all the detail.fullmoonin purple

June 14th

Mars squares Pluto@ 12  Libra/Capricorn:

This is the 3rd and final connection between these two warrior energies. The first occurred on Dec 30th, the second on April 23, and this is the final discussion.  The energy or conversations that comes up will be looking for resolve. How can you create a win-win for both parties? What have you learned since Dec 30th? It is time for you to be a Spiritual Warrior for yourself, your partner or colleague ….and” do the right thing!”spiritual warrior

Quite a subtle yet dynamic week ahead!

Have Fun….Relax…and Remember…..

Stay Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings,

Shelley