Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report
by Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich
Wednesday June 29, 2016 -
Today is an interesting day in the stars,. There is a lot of movement so I am going to go ahead and tell you to grab some red jasper and hang onto it throughout the day. It will help allow the energy to move while keeping you balanced at the same time. The first aspect is when the Aries moon comes to a sextile with Mercury in Gemini at 3:46 AM. This might have some curious dreams floating through our minds, if so write them down when you awaken.
The moon then leaves her 6 hour long void-of-course phase and enters into the sign of Taurus at 6:03 AM. This is where the moon feels comfortable and at home. This is a time of the month that we might feel like doing something creative with our environment, even contemplating some redecorating. It is not the most motivating of forces, but you will get some good ideas during this time. If you do start to motivate yourself be prepared to be a force to be reckoned with if someone tries to stop you! One thing about Taurus is that when it fixes its mind on something, in this regard the moon, so emotions and our sentiments, it holds onto that idea or process and sees it to the end.
Mercury our planet of communication then takes his plunge into the Cancer realm at 7:24 PM today. Mercury is a funny planet, always switching signs, not quite as quickly as the moon.. Then he goes retrograde so much we often wonder if he is retrograde more than he is direct. I think that is because Mercury is much like our minds, always fluid and moving. When Mercury ingresses into the sign of Cancer though, its not the easiest place for this little quicksilver to be. It COULD and DOES go into much murkier waters than those of the sign of Cancer so its not in terrible shape here. Either way we can expect the next 3 weeks of our lives, to be focused on all things Cancerian. This means our thoughts and mind will be leaning on the sensitive side. Cancer is known to be sentimental, emotionally vulnerable and really enjoy's having a safe haven to come home to. With that sensitivity comes the ability to perceive things that we might not normally perceive though, so this is actually a great time to tap into your instincts and follow your gut. Those vibes you get about things during time when Mercury is going through Cancer is the time when you should pay attention to the subtleties, they speak to us.
The biggest news of the day today is when Mars, the planet that gives us our energy goes from his couple month long retrograde phase into a direct moving motion again! This happens at 7:38 PM. We can literally all jump a little higher after this one! When a planet is station, which happens right before and right after it turns retrograde and back direct again, it is said to be the strongest time for that planet. So today might be a sluggish one of you, especially if you have had a rough time with your energy the last couple of months. Don't stress though, Mars starts his move forward again tonight and we are all shaken out of the slumber we may have found ourselves in for a while now.
Mars in retrograde is a great time to allow ourselves to rejuvenate and relax, some of us are “on” like all the time. Typically I (Starlene) am one of those people, always on the go, always doing, always moving. This Mars stationed right on top of one of my angles which seemed to zap me of all but the essential energies I need to keep living. For me there was not a whole lot left after that, but guess what, that is OK and in fact good. The space was created in the universe for me to chill and have some time to sleep (something I normally have to force myself into). If you have felt some similar experiences with this Mars retrograde, then don't be surprised when your energy levels return back to normal once Mars picks up speed again in a couple days.
Likewise if you have been encountering some frustrations surrounding things or even other people in your life, this could also be connected to the Mars retrograde phase. Mars can create frustrations for us when we fight against the energy it is vibe-ing out, so if you feel like you have been pushing against the grain of life – Mars retrograde is likely the culprit! Mars only goes retrograde once a year, sometimes it even skips a year, depending on when the cycle is. So fortunately we do not always get this cosmic zapping of our energies like this. Depending on what Mars is connecting with in your natal chart, Mars retrograde could have zapped your energy in a myriad of different ways. Or if you are one of the ones with Mars retrograde in your natal chart it might have given you a boost of energy. You can of course consult with Nikki or myself to figure that part out. It really is good to get regular astrological consultations because understanding things like this help you in such major ways. Had I not understood the part about Mars stationing on one of my angles, I may have felt like I was becoming depressed. Since I understood what was going on --- I bought a new bed and got super comfortable in it!
The last aspect of today is when the moon in Taurus comes to a sextile with the sun in Cancer at 8:29 PM. This is a nice energy to wind the day up with today. We feel harmonious with our feelings and who we are. We feel balanced and are not afraid to share or express that with others, in particular those of the opposite sex.
The gemstone suggestion for today is Red Jasper. I mentioned it in the beginning because it can help you as Mars is going from its strongest point of being station (still in the sky) to its forward moving direction again. It will help you and your own motivation during this time.
The essential oil suggestion today is peppermint. Peppermint helps to bring about a positive outlook and pep in your step during this time.
All times are in Eastern US Time.
Namaste & until tomorrow!
Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Nikki Rich and Starlene Breiter
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