The Grand Mutable Cross, Full Moon Solstice & the Seduction of Venus

New Moon June 4th 11.01pm EDT, 5th June 3.01 UTC in Gemini 14’ 53” Full Moon June 20th 7.02am EDT, 11.02 UTC Sagittarius 29’ 33”. Summer Solstice June 20th 6.34pm EDT & The Grand Mutable Cross

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The Grand Mutable Cross

June’s lunar cycle commences June 4th with the New Moon exact conjunct the Sun and Venus forming a Grand Cross with the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. This is an exceptionally wondrous and challenging New Moon. It offers us a prime opportunity to stretch and grow beyond our limits that have been restricted by our beliefs, values, self worth, and expectations. You may feel indecisive about what you want and drawn to something or someone new, while still dealing with the old karmic patterns of past. This new seed then has the potential to grow in multiple directions and in time manifest great success. It could feel both exciting and daunting and become the source of much agonizing mental deliberation this month. That’s okay go ahead and plant away with the curious mindset of a novice, for this is the essence of life -this not knowing. Then understand it may take tremendous patience, perseverance and diligence to reap the reward, so yes go ahead, it will be worth it! Perhaps you’re confused about what or who you truly value and desire, so use the wisdom gleaned from taking stock of all your resources on the previous new moon and apply this now to the decision making process. Last months long shot is still in our viscera only now we are distracted again, overwhelmed at just how many possible directions and outcomes have seemingly loomed out of nowhere and all at once. Some are of our own desire and choosing, some subject to our relationships and then there are those administered by societal governing bodies and let’s not forget the laws of karma.

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On June 6th Venus is exact conjunct the Sun and will become totally unobservable for several weeks while she is lost in the Sun’s glare and the divine feminine receives her atonement. This marks the end of her apparition in the morning sky and her transition to become our evening star over the next few weeks. Then on June 9th Mercury in Taurus makes an exact opposition to Mars retrograde in Scorpio, which has us deliberating our personal resources in relation to our shared resources and between instant self- gratification versus the impulse for the deep passion of shared intimacy. As Mars continues slowly backtracking in Scorpio our Sacred Masculine warrior digs deeper to get to the bottom of the truth. Toxic ‘stuff’ is still bubbling up from beneath the surface – secrets, lies, old wounds, karmic matters all awaiting purification, and purger. No matter how ugly and disgusting the process, deep healing and renewal are the benefits from eliminating toxins. Their poisonous nature undermines the health of the whole system whether that’s an organism, any relationship or social organization. Meanwhile Venus representing the Divine Feminine is very vocal and has much on her mind. She’s restless and attracted to many different things in her immediate environment, until she moves into Cancer on June 18th. Immersed in the lunar water sign Venus becomes more introverted, her sensitivity heightened by her feelings and imaginings that stem from the unconscious. She will quickly withdraw from her social interactions to seek refuge at home with her family and in connection to her roots.

June 20th -6.34 pm EDT, 22:34 UTC marks the solstice. This is the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It also coincides with the Strawberry or Rose Full Moon culminating in Sagittarius at the last degree exact conjunct the fixed stars Acumen and Sinistra. The Moon too opposes the Sun exact conjunct the fixed star Menkalinan, as well as being conjunct to Venus. These fixed stars aren’t harbingers of fortune but advise against bad outcomes such as ruin, disgrace and death from lustful pleasure seeking, immorality, over confidence, scandal, sorcery and poisoning with the one venerable gift for intuitive psychic perception. This is a very different energy from the last months full moon in Sagittarius where there was an intense focus to realign the aim for our highest goals. At the anaretic degree -29’ of Sagittarius- there is a big push towards a larger than life quest or crusade with outcomes that escalate out of control. We may learn now that what we believed in the most and what gave us a sense of security and purpose has been poisoned with lies, deceits and scandals, yet this is a time to get real no matter how disconcerting things may appear. Utilize the gift of extrasensory sight to scope things out since your vision may well feel impaired. On this day too Mercury has taken Venus’s place in the Grand mutable Cross in the sky, and while X may mark the spot, with Mercury now in his home sign it will entail more restlessness and antagonism – thinking and talking and trying to figure things out while getting distracted or fearful at every blind turn.

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The Medicine Wheel

With this Grand Cross in the mutable signs persisting most of June, we can anticipate great tension, conflict and indecision filtering down from the big tug of war up above. It is a mighty cosmic sign for major adaptation here on Earth- a potential game changer and big medicine. It’s calling for us to be super flexible, adjust our thinking habits and beliefs, adapt to life changes, unexpected circumstances, and to this Earth and her inner and outer climate. With all this shape shifting and mutating our selves to please others, or to fit our life circumstances it’s easy then to lose track of our true identity. It is vital to be who you really are under this cross in the sky, so take off any masks or disguises you’ve been wearing and reveal your true colors, and shed any false beliefs. It also indicates that at the onset of the New Moon four separate dilemmas may occur at once and become full blown at the moons culmination point. Although it seems to be an advantage to see all sides of a conflict or crisis it can of course lead to much indecisiveness and a diffusion of energy. Now more than ever we may personally and collectively wish to sit on the fence and defer our decision making, but if anything is going to win out here then it will be that which is personally most desirable, and this could be something completely new that crosses the boundary of the known into the unknown. Our inner compass tends to steer towards that which unconsciously attracts us, as well as the needle pointing to that which is attracted to us. Truly we keep on attracting more of the same until we fundamentally change something, and that transformation stems from within.

On June 13th Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces followed by Chiron the wounded healer on June 27th just 2 days before Mars stations direct on 29th. Notably too the second exact Saturn -Neptune square culminates June 17th amplifying our worries, fears and guilt with the potential for more disasters and extreme weather. Jupiter makes a third exact trine with Pluto on June 26th ushering in more beneficial and fortuitous life transformation. With all these planetary retrogrades we can anticipate further past life reemergence and karmic justice of the most healing kind. Caution yourself now to understand that sometimes for the catharsis of great healing first comes the pain of personal sacrifice, death, rejection, betrayal, persecution, victimization, sickness and all round suffering. And so with this knowledge understand that this is a soul retrieval and this involves coming full circle, a karmic purge followed by rebirth and a recalibration. In Pluto’s ongoing retrograde motion Uranus will eventually manage a 9 degree split from their longstanding square, up until he too stations retrograde July 29th. Consequently this summer we may get a taster of the revolutionary road ahead albeit some revision time concerning progressive leaps forward.

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Even if you feel like you’ve completely lost the plot this month it’s still no time to give up, or take a back seat even if your indecisiveness or the overwhelm factor is great. When it gets down to the nitty gritty always bring the questioning home to your heart – deliberate what nourishes you, what stimulates your mind and aids your personal growth and of these things what is practical and realistic, versus fantasy and idealistic. Each plays a valid role in our lives yet understand the difference so as to keep a check on what’s actually taking place in the here and now. The veils of reality are thinning; seeing, thinking and feeling our way inter dimensionally for some is becoming the new reality, and so more and more people are simultaneously entering alternate dimensions while still traversing this earth realm- like Mercury we can cross the boundaries and navigate safely from the heavens above then plunge deep down into Hades underworld. Venus desires love, pleasure, sensuality, comfort and beauty. She was birthed from the sea, from our unconscious mind and her magnetic attraction is a mighty seductive force to be reckoned with. Determine the direction of your needle in your internal compass by reflecting on these qualities in your own psyche to reveal your truths – journey too with Mars into the underworld in Scorpio to backtrack into the shadowy past to bravely face your wounds, exorcise the demons and heal the wounded warrior within.

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Hecate Goddess of the Crossroads

Since there are just so many astrological details to relate in this months report I’ve compiled a checklist for navigating June’s challenging Grand Cross taking into account the various exact squares and oppositions…

– be open, receptive, and flexible in your approach to life as it unravels here and now
– develop more conscious awareness around who or what you desire and find attractive
–  explore the truth and quit lying and deceiving yourself as well as others
– discard the masks and the caps you wear that disguise your true emotion and identity
– differentiate between fiction, lies and fantasy with the real, true and tangible
– caution yourself from imposing your truth on others or misinterpreting another’s truth
– FYI escapism through addiction, or living in denial doesn’t ever alleviate the problem
– with compassion embrace the imperfections and flaws in yourself and in others
– implement extra care for your physical, mental and emotional health and wellness
– physically and karmically purge, cleanse and release the toxins
– remember that expansion isn’t optimal if the growth exceeds the natural limits
– NEVER give up; summon your patience, perseverance and diligence
– know too that anything is possible

When you meet your destiny head on at life’s cross road and you can’t deliberate the way forward call on Hecate- Goddess of the night and the dark moon. Hecate’s farsightedness and attention to detail, combined with her extraordinary interest in that which most of us discount as irrelevant or arcane, gives her tremendous powers for wise solutions to life’s most confounding dilemmas. She helps us to release the old, familiar ways and navigate towards new beginnings, while shining her torch on what’s deeply forgotten or hidden, helping us to deliberate and make a choice.

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“Listen to the wind it talks Listen to the silence it speaks Listen to your heart it knows” – Native American proverb

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CONNECTING THE DOTS by Hillary Raimo 

What a powerful question the universe is asking of us. The astrology supports this powerful crossroads. Will you stay or will you go? A referendum is being held on Thursday, 23 June to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. A referendum is basically a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part, normally giving a “Yes” or “No” answer to a question. Whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast is considered to have ‘won’.

Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hold one if he won the 2015 general election, in response to growing calls from his own Conservative MPs and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), who argued that Britain had not had a say since 1975, when it voted to stay in the EU in a referendum. The EU has changed a lot since then, gaining more control over our daily lives, they argued. Mr Cameron said: “It is time for the British people to have their say. It is time to settle this European question in British politics.”

The European Union – often known as the EU – is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It began after World War Two to foster economic co-operation, with the idea that countries which trade together are more likely to avoid going to war with each other. It has since grown to become a “single market” allowing goods and people to move around, basically as if the member states were one country. It has its own currency, the euro, which is used by 19 of the member countries, its own parliament and it now sets rules in a wide range of areas – including on the environment, transport, consumer rights and even things like mobile phone charges.

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

What does Brexit mean?
It is a word that has become used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU – merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit, in a same way as a Greek exit from the EU was dubbed Grexit in the past.

Why do they want the UK to leave?
They believe Britain is being held back by the EU, which they say imposes too many rules on business and charges billions of pounds a year in membership fees for little in return. They also want Britain to take back full control of its borders and reduce the number of people coming here to work. One of the main principles of EU membership is “free movement”, which means you don’t need to get a visa to go and live in another EU country. They also object to the idea of “ever closer union” and what they see as moves towards the creation of a “United States of Europe”.

THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE is a goal of the New World Order. It is no surprise ‘terrorism’ has spread to Europe. This enables the United States of America to come to the rescue with their Orwellian 1984 setup and tactics. “Buy into our way of Democracy and you shall be safe!” Meanwhile, the digital control spreads and everything begins to congregate under one world orders umbrella. It is a classic Problem Reaction Solution tactic. David Icke and I discussed this on our last show together. You can listen to the archive here.

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So how does this situation apply to ones inner worlds?

Here are some of my thoughts.
The natural state of human consciousness is like a master computer. It is linked up to source and all that is. When we clear our wounds and heal our pain, we are given clear access to the far reaches of our own inner universe. There are many spiritual teachings of all kinds that support this. Shadow work is some of the most challenging higher consciousness healing work we can commit too. When we embrace all aspects of self we have deemed unworthy of love we free our consciousness and enable it the ability to assess everywhere. This is how it is in nature when you meditate for example in the natural settings. Your consciousness links up, activates and accesses the all knowing knowledge natural world ‘database’. Shamans have been doing this for eons. Now that quantum computers have been born and large data mining is happening everywhere, there is a stream of information available to this higher consciousness and once it taps into it, it can be navigated. The process is much like lucid dreaming and very shamanic in nature. It unites the abilities of intuition, knowing and psychic areas of the human being.

It is similar to accessing the Akashic records. An intentional conscious ‘hack’ into the artificial intelligence that surrounds us everywhere like a virtual signal filled with coded 0’s and 1’s. It transcends the concept of merging spirituality and science. Merging spirituality and digital technology can free the human being of all self-made delusions and societal illusions. Any computer that wants to mimic human abilities needs to know ultimately in all of its calculations that…. life seeks to live. Becoming sustainable and accountable for our human actions as a global perspective is key to ensuring that balance and harmony reign.

Will you accept the full potential of your being and allow it to fully manifest here and now? Will you stay in your comfort zone? or will you leave it to explore yourself even more?

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Neuroscientists have created an ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain.
Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain.

Did you know long long ago poetry was used to cast magic? According to Robert Graves, author of The White Goddess, it was used as such by the ancients of Ireland, Wales and the Highlands. If you can find copies of these ancient poetry books you can actually decode the magic cast through poetry by these ancient masters. Poets today are often dismissed as unnecessary and fanciful. Few take them seriously unless they are searching for a romantic creative getaway nowadays. There is much truth to be found in the words of poets of old. I wrote an article about it on The Yin Factor recently.
You can read it here.

What if Poetry holds the keys to accessing these parts of the brain when it is read? It would explain mantras, prayers, invocations and more. If words are held in our brains, then accessing them is a matter of knowing what words to use to light up that reign of the brain. Accessing the powers that lie within those areas.

When you write a poem and choose your words you are in fact offering access to regions of the inner universe. I find this beautiful to muse. It would explain how trauma or negativity triggers certain areas of our brain and we react accordingly. It would explain how love ignites the chemistry and how meditation clears the path.

No single brain region holds one word or concept. A single brain spot is associated with a number of related words. And each single word lights up many different brain spots. Together they make up networks that represent the meanings of each word we use: life and love; death and taxes; clouds, Florida and bra. All light up their own networks.

Purple dragon, wings unfold. 
Fire rising, purple flame. 
Light up the consorts. 

When you feel the words, know your brain has opened access to regions in your inner cosmos. Go explore, surrender to the feeling. Let the feeling surround you, enfold you, nurture you, as you explore the deeper realms of yourself. Empower the connection and honor it with respect and love.

The Full moon comes on the Summer Solstice. It will be a crossroads.
Which way will you go from there? This Summer will be a catalyst of all you have done, every act, choice, moment that makes you … you will offer atonement if needed and release from the limiting belief systems that no longer serve you.

Read the words of the wise and let those words activate your brain and let those reigns of awakened knowing teach you.

It is time for your betterment.
Will you say yes or no? Does the goal of the collective match what your inner knowing tells you? Sometimes the flow of the group is not in your best interest. This is a decision you must make, just like the UK must decide if staying in the EU benefits it in the ways it wishes to proceed. The withdrawal will be a set back to the global agendas. But will perhaps also make a statement as to what is best of everyone. Not all agendas move forward if there are those unwilling to participate. The global police state is a reality hoping to manifest on this planet. Many years of planning at stake and even though it may seem overwhelming when we research it and feel out of individual ideals, it is not always in the highest good of humanity AND earth. So the forces that be, will be at work in protecting the highest good for LIFE. This is the knowing that allows people to stay vested in hope and faith. Our individual energies matter and can make a difference in the larger collective.

The astrology supports this dramatic growth this month and opens all access to the higher good of humanity aligned with sustainable natural laws that transcend manmade agendas.

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