Saturn has begun its retrograde cycle for the next 4 1/2 months. Saturn deals with karma, limits, responsibility, long-term goals and accomplishments as well as setting boundaries. During this influence, don’t attempt to push things as this will only lead to frustration. With all the planetary influences it is wise to find stillness and calm in your life before you attempt to maneuver another hurdle. These energies are coming faster and harder now. You are being asked to step up your game so to speak and the energy will not slow down. It will be your responsibility to redefine your boundaries and you will be pushed hard to do so. When Saturn goes into retrograde it is time to reexamine all the things in our lives with the intention of improving them. It is about being held accountable to others as well as to you. It is about building again, creating a solid foundation from which to grow from or toward. For everyone, some level of the old foundation has been ripped apart and collapsed. Anything that was built on illusion, untruth is now shattered. Slowly we begin the process of rebuilding, this time on a foundation that is our truth. If you attempt to go back to the old way of life and the old structure it is only a matter of time before it collapses completely…so DON’T. Instead continue to weed out the old; the next level of clearing is coming with this retrograde cycle. The next level of getting in touch with the truth of who you are. We have all lost something or someone in this last year. We can continue to feel sorry for ourselves or question why me? Or we can get on with it and begin to build again. This Saturn retrograde period will assist you in completing anything that is left undone, unattended to, partially completed or not completed at all. It does not pressure you to do these things, but gives you time to do them. Saturn retrograde assists with pushing you beyond your limitations by showing you that you are capable of doing far more than you thought you could. Saturn gives us strength during this time period. It is a tough process and not an easy one. The reward to all those that tough it out during this time will be well worth it. Saturn transiting retrograde provides the opportunity to reassess what we have taken on, to say NO, to back out of a commitment if it is weighing us down. While the process is going on, while you are working with what you have at hand, DO NOT TAKE ON any unnecessary responsibilities or long-range commitments. Finish what you started and stop making excuses. Do not take on new projects until you have completed the old ones. With Saturn retrograde the universal law of “What you Resist will persist” will hit hard. Weed out the source of all frustration at this time. Acknowledge when you have had enough and draw the line by saying no. If you continue to try to accommodate everyone you will feel absolute burn out.
The astrological energy from January 13-15 is monumental. On Friday the 15th there is a solar eclipse of the Sun with the new Moon in Capricorn. On the very same day Mercury turns direct after several weeks of retrograde motion. Globally, this transit should be of great benefit, releasing built-up tension and leading us all towards a brand new beginning for the world. We will experience the first New Moon of this year and the first new moon of this decade. New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, and the start of a new cycle. This New Moon occurs on January 15 at 2:11 a.m. East Coast time. This is all about long term goals and professional pursuits, stepping into our souls purpose and recognizing our full potential. It is about setting intentions for improving our life and adding more joy. The recent Full Moon, lunar eclipse that occurred on New Years Eve illuminated all the imbalance in our life, all the karmic imprints that need to be healed. This influence with Mercury retrograde has done an amazing job over the last two weeks as I have seen it turn everyone’s world upside down. Good news… with Mercury going direct the energy of new beginnings and forward motion is even more profound. (I am convinced Mercury has been spinning directly above my house). Give it a few days but you should find communication goes back to normal and things feel so much lighter. You can now sign contracts and make decisions. With the influence of the solar eclipse the action we need to take will become clear. On the night of the new moon create an altar and place an item that represents the four directions. For the east – incense to honor air, the south a candle to honor fire, the west a bowl of water and the north a beautiful flower. Select a stone or crystal that will become your dream stone and hold this stone over your heart visualizing all that wish to create in this coming year. Visualize the seeds of intentions being planted for this decade. Place the stone in the center of your altar and give thanks and gratitude for the fulfillment of your wishes and dreams. Acknowledge all that you have let go of in the last year and all that you are creating to replace what has been given away. What is gifted to you as a result of your intentions this night will exceed even your grandest dream if the intention is pure and comes from a heart that is open to receive. Place this stone under your pillow at night and before you go to sleep create a dreamscape seeing yourself living this dream intention. Every night nurture your dreams and you will be surprised at what unfolds. When you begin to doubt your dreams, gather your dreamstone and hold it over your heart recharging your intentions until the dream manifests.
On this night, I will be doing prayer and focused intention for the continued awakening of every soul on our planet. I will also be saying a special prayer for those souls in Haiti who have recently experienced a devastating earthquake. I will set intention that the leaders of our world awaken and make right decision for all global citizens not just what benefits their country or their political affiliation. I will continue to pray that all people everywhere stop judging one another and accept each other as souls traveling the same path towards home. It is a powerful time to pray that those involved in conflict and war lay down their weapons and instead extend a hand of friendship. This is our destiny; this is what we are moving towards. If you believe and hold that vision on this most powerful day you join with me and thousands around the world holding that thought. Imagine what we are infusing into the cosmic spider web that joins us all together.
Wishing you strength to follow your truth and courage to be all that you were intended to be. Wishing you health, abundance, happiness, joy, and love as we step forward with hands wide open to receive all the gifts the universe has for us. Hands extended to help another in time of need. You may be the one reaching out for assistance or you may be the one that is offering assistance but we are all in this together.
Love, magick, rainbows and hugs, Robbyne
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