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A little less talk and a lot more action...

Our journey towards truth continues this week, as we traverse through the Sagittarian cycle. I am reminded this week of the dance between knowing and talking about truth and the actual effort and action with putting it into play in my life. I find myself learning so much during these times, so much about my illusions and overplayed habits that don't serve me, as well as the beauty of how to step deeper into love and partnership with all that is. This time is so potent with messages of a more truthful way to be alive. I can easily just slip into the learning mode...talking about it, writing about it, and thinking about it all...but at some point my life begs the question..what are you going to do about it now? When are you going to feel and thus heal the impact of what you are discovering? What steps can you make now to step more deeply into what is a more authentic expression of the more "brightened" and "dusted off" me that I am re-acquainting myself with? How can I be more fully in the present with what is now my truth be it in my work, my relationships or my connection to spirit? Although most of our mental intelligences are quite adept, I find that I tend to hover in this realm more often than not when I need to be feeling and sometimes when I need to just take a step without having it all figured out, even if it feels so small. David Whyte says "Start close in, don't take the second step or the third step, start with the first thing close in, the step you don't want to take." I think that says it best. Most often, I know what step to take it is just that it can be uncomfortable charting through untravelled land and especially when I am not certain of the outcome. But, if I truly want to harmonize with what brings me to a deeper inner peace and freedom, it is the step by step process of integrating what I am learning that will lay me softly in the bed of my dreams of being fully me in my most open hearted way. I must awaken into the present moment and ask what is now the next step forward towards being my most open hearted and full self today.  Here's to a week of a lot less talk and I lot more action!

This week:

Sun is conjoin Saturn in Sagittarius and squares Neptune in Pisces: This is that sobering to the truth in all areas of our life. What illusions are getting illuminated, where do we turn our heads to avoid the painful, raw honest look at what is? What ways can we do the work, step up to the plate and start maturing into the wiser self we are uncovering?

Jupiter in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces and square to Mercury in Sagittarius: This is the dance between the slow and methodical one foot in front of the other process to simplify our life, prioritize what serves us best, purify and integrate our learnings with the call to feel our wounds fully, lean into the arms of spirit as we let go of resistance to what is and the false belief of separation from love, unity, and perfection in all things/circumstances. With Mercury in this mix, we may want to talk, write, share and express what is being revealed in this dance. We may find we are getting a lightbulb of revelations but not sure where to start and how to figure it all out. A wise teacher told me "if you had all to gain and nothing to lose, how would you act and what would you choose. " That is a great place to start! Look where there is the most disharmony in your life and ask this question and then do something. 

Mars conjoin Lilith in Libra opposed to Uranus in Aries and square to Pluto in Capricorn: This is a big one! Our will and desires around balance, partnership, beauty and harmony is joining up with our most raw yet hidden or suppressed expression of who we are as infinite beings. Mars wants what it wants and Lilith is tired of being pushed down and ignored. We need to be free. We need to be able to be ourselves in all circumstances. We need to have such a commitment to what is true for us that we are detached from others responses and reactions. We need to cultivate unity in diversity. What needs to be released tossed into the fire of transformation in our partnership habits? Where do you allow ourselves to be chained and restrained, left feeling powerless? Where do we disallow others to be themselves even if it "hurts" us, "threatens" us, or fails to meet our expectations and plans? This is a big transit calling for quick changes and more mutual respect in all relations be it work or romantic. 

The moon this week travels through Leo (fire, vision, expression, the heart), Virgo (earth, analyzation, integration) and Libra (air, perspective, harmony, balance). 

Have a wonderful week!

START CLOSE IN by David Whyte

Start close in,
don't take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don't want to take.

Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way of starting
the conversation.

Start with your own
give up on other
people's questions,
don't let them
smother something

To find
another's voice,
your own voice,
wait until
that voice
becomes a
private ear
to another.

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don't follow
someone else's
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don't mistake
that other
for your own.

Start close in,
don't take
the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don't want to take.