April 29, 2016 – Venus into Taurus Forward, Mercury in Taurus Retro

If all the sudden, beginning on Friday, you began PinkRetroPyramidcar-808372_1280to feel this “spirit of retro,” and wanted to paint your car pink and put big silver bumpers on it, or shine your shoes til they glow or put on a vintage dress, it could be the “spirit of retro,” has entered the aesthetical field of style and art with Venus entering Taurus while Mercury is Retrograding there, in our field of plenty.

MOON SQUARE VENUS [12:07 am pst/ 1:07 am mst/ 2:07 am cst/ 3:07 am est] is a love corner and a tension in the field to cross, like a rite of passage from one part of the cycle to the other. We cross a gate of a test as we step down to the lower energy, more restful release part of the lunar cycle just past the Eclipse Shake Up and Wake Up Points the cycle before. We are catharting and changing still, as a result of that Shake Up-Wake up, and this corner is small compared to what we’ve been through recently!

MOON enters Aquarius, before it hits dawn on the day after Mercury stops to Stationary Retrograde–an often wallaballoo, mix up spiral day! A day when the alchemy of Mercury Retrograde shows up and becomes clear, it begins our three week humorous dialogue with universal intelligence reshaping us, with innocence play and our favorite foods!

MOON in Aquarius has a cool even-tempered way of working with change. Its the part of us that likes change because anything else is just too boring. And change can be really colorful and with great humor. With an Aquarian mindset, we can calculate the next wave of change, and structure everything in order to prepare for the next “wave of chaos/change,” as here it comes! In these times, chaos bits are flying around to awaken the collective. brooms-1294961_1280They come through people events and our own inner fabric’s responses to authentic movements we need from within to without. We are moving and changing each other.

MOON SEXTILE MARS [4:19 pm pst/ 5:19 mst/ 6:19 cst/ 7:19 est] is a home based action whoopie. We can act and excersize, do yoga indoors or out, and spring cleaning is given grunge and feet.

VENUS enters Taurus today [5:35 pm pst/ 6:35 pm mst/ 7:35 pm cst/ 8:35 pm est] in the earth sign of bodies and grassy hillsides that are round, flowers and the flowering of within, we are called to the inner innocence of our own art. We are all artists within and that is the innocent self that loves to create our own form of art! This is the beginning of Venus transiting through Taurus in a way as to join the magical Mercury Retrograde cycle and “remind us of our innocent artist within,” . . . . this one loves color, sculpture, texture, taste, and touching life with our essential nature. This essential nature of each of us comes especially through our own unique form of art, and life as art, each day’s outfit as art, each smile, each presence with another, each painting, and the ultimate return of any soulful art we may have left behind–this may still be coming–as Venus stops toward a conjunction with MERCURY RETROGRADING, as she enters the earth foot sign.

MERCURY and VENUS will CONJUNCT on Friday May 13th~! WhiteFlowerforest-811352_1280How auspicious, as the planetary conversation often is,” that these two female-loving planets, one from the point of view of the crossing of male and female and the other from the point of revering the feminine–as these two alchemists meet on an ancient day of feminine power as well as feminine misuse of power, there is an alchemy to resurrect, and reveal, the beauty of the innocent pure Rising Feminine Power.

SUN SQUARE MOON: [8:29 pm pst/ 9:29 mst/ 10:29 cst/ 11:29 est] stepping down ~ Preparing for The Great Flowering! In the center of our hearts lives a pure place of longing that is as pure as the innocence of the first breath of life. We all long to live a dream of fulfillment, to flower into our fullest, to paint, write, act, spin, weave, perform, or show up for our soul’s enactments here, that balance the whole.  As Venus has entered Taurus and flowers its way one green vein at a time to fulfillment, it prepares to meet peony-800109_1280MERCURY RETROGRADING. As the two prepare to meet within us, there is a Great Returning occurring within. There is an ancient seed awakening. A flower unfurling. The soil of our being is fertile with life and we are its form. What shall we flower, from the deepest old longings of our soul, in the new tilled soil in which we stand now, what shall we create from our innocent heart’s core soul longings? It is time now. They are stirred like bees buzzing within us. May we honor our own honey and share it, taste it and revel in its mixtures with other’s pleasures. We are at home in the soil of our own unique creative essence–may we play here.

flower-659216_1280All the Hemispheres
Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
And love.

Like a blooming night flower,fairy-tale-NightFlowerGirl
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.

SpiralFaeryGalaxyGreet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
Chatting
While stitching themselves together


Into the Great Circle inside of
You.CircleBlackLineOfrosesStar-1312929_1280

–Hafiz