6/6 ~ Venus (relationships & resources) ~conjunct~ Sun (source & essential Self): (2 of 2: 8.15.2015 & 6.6.2016)
This activates your innate creativity and gets your wheels turning about what you want to bring to life in the world, what you want to invest in and be a part of. When Sun contacts Venus, the creativity is centered around you, however, here as Venus contacts the Sun, it is all about the creation! Use this Solar infusion to brighten and illuminate your self, your surroundings or your creative projects. This expands your magnetic field and opportunities result. There is a burst of new energy wanting to be expressed through you, and it’s based on your new values and priorities. It is the beginning of a new creative cycle. Love too is a creative force, so if your relationships are more center-stage than your creative projects, then this too lends new potency to what you create with others. Invite or allow support and guidance from men.
6/9 ~ Mercury (communication & expression) ~oppose~ Mars (desires, action & aggression):
This energy is a mixed blessing. It is a time to consider thoughtful action, not impulsive reaction. Any opposition requires we find the balance, in this case, between our thoughts and actions. You may swing between extremes of keeping your thoughts or feelings all bottled up inside, until they explode … and spewing every thought that comes into your mind before truly considering why or to whom you are speaking. If you are already imbalanced and experiencing any kind of personal blockage or famine, you may feel a deep need to be heard which (under pressure) makes you want to tell people what you really think, without any filter. The problem is, whether you actually say anything to anyone or not, you still may be giving off angry vibrations which will likely bring more challenges & contrary people into your realm and you could end up in an argument either way. So the only way to really control or avoid this type of combative nature (within or without) is to recognize that only the ego needs to be “heard” in this way, Spirit always only seeks peace, and in this case, balance. How has your ego been leading lately? If you are NOT already imbalanced, but in a strong place, feeling productive and moving forward in your life, then this is a great time to ask those you trust, and who can be objective, to give you some constructive criticism to help you improve your Self or your position at this time. No matter what, it is a good time to pause before speaking or acting and ask your Self what exactly it is that you’d like to express or acquire at this time. Any impulsive, reactive thoughts, words or deeds are likely to bring more problems than solutions.
NOTE: The Venus/Sun activation also brings the MidPoint in the current Venus Cycle. Essentially, Venus has an 18-month cycle which is divided by the first 9-months of Release work and the final 9-months of Reclamation work. The last one was in Capricorn and the next one is in Aries but this one is in Leo and we are at the critical midpoint, whose theme is Gemini. I’ve chosen to include an excerpt from my Venus in Leo Custom Guide. It includes questions, affirmations and explanations that are relevant to here and now. I would also recommend reviewing the Venus in Leo Cycle Article so that you can set conscious intentions around the Reclamation part of the cycle, which has just initiated on June 6th.
Venus in Leo Cycle Article: https://www.KarmicTools.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/venus-retro-leo-2015-article.pdf
from Venus in Leo Custom Guide by Kelly M Beard:
In order to honor that which Venus is illuminating in your life, it’s good to set overall intentions for this first half of the cycle, at this time. Keep them broad for now because you will hone them as the cycle progresses, as you strip the layers of the last 8-yrs and as you regain clarity about what sustains and fulfills you. This cycle is about restoring integrity & peace within, while establishing new joy, beauty & protection without.
Consider the Leo Theme and think about what has to be *Integrated & Released* in order for you to upgrade the love, beauty & joy in your life. It’s time to realign with your own heart & discover a new facet of your Being that illuminates your Authentic Self in new, radiant & delicious ways.
The first half of the journey is about releasing that which has served its purpose and run its full course. Keep in mind throughout your clearing process that you are creating space for the NEW. It’s not so much about what you’ve lost or sacrificed, although that’s important, it is more about creating space with rich, fertile soil to plant new seeds and set new intentions as you move onward & upward. As you clarify what you are releasing, it is also a good exercise to set (loose) goals around what you would like to reclaim on the back-end of this cycle. You will get another chance to answer these questions 10-months from now, and often, something shifts by then. You may find that you are ready to reclaim a completely new level of the answers you have now, to something altogether different, because your fundamental *values & priorities* will have shifted by then in unforeseeable & magical ways.
Again, consider the overall Leo Theme but now, there will be a strong Gemini Theme kicking off the *Reclamation*. Think: Fire/Air ~ Creativity/Ideas ~ Friends/Social Circles & Learning how to love Self & play with Others in completely new ways. In June 2016, it will be time to think about what has to be *Initiated & Reclaimed* in order for you to open up to new ideas that will allow you to upgrade the love, beauty & joy in your life. It will be time to integrate & practice with your newly fortified connection to your own Heart & Authentic Self. You will be emerging, after your release process, to discover a number of new facets (thanks to Gemini) of your own Being, illuminating different aspects of your core essential Self that you will begin to play with, and then choose which ones to cultivate going forward.
The second half of the journey is about reclaiming that which is ready to be embodied & expressed in a completely new way. This can & will now support you more fully going forward because you’ve cultivated it from the inside-out. This meeting with the Sun (6.6.2016) will initiate the *Reclamation* part of the cycle and give you the opportunity to define these terms and answer these questions again.
Consider: What are you known for? What do you want to be known for? (reputation) How/When/Why do you ‘hide/dim your Light’? What did you release in Aug 2015 that will allow you to embody new facets of your Being now, in June 2016?
Affirmation: I am releasing any fear, doubt or inauthenticity so that I can reclaim being my uniquely brilliant & multi-dimensional Self.
Now that you’ve been through the release process, it is also a good exercise to set (loose) goals around what you would like to reclaim going forward. This second half of the journey is about reclaiming that which is ready to be embodied & expressed in a completely new way. Again, consider the overall Leo Theme but now, there is a strong Gemini Theme kicking off the *Reclamation*. Think: Fire/Air ~ Creativity/Ideas ~ Friends/Social Circles & Learning ~ how to love Self and play with Others in completely new ways! It is time to integrate & practice with your newly fortified connection to your own Heart & Authentic Self. As each month progresses, you will discover a number of new facets (thanks to Gemini) of your own Being, which will illuminate different aspects of your core essential Self that you can now begin to truly understand & fully express. This can/will now support you more fully, going forward, because you are cultivating it from the inside-out. Now, it is time to think about what you want to *Initiate & Reclaim* as you open up to many new ideas, concepts & definitions of beauty, joy, love & abundance.
What do you want to *invest* your time, energy & resources?
What do you want to reclaim & practice now & going forward?
Where is there fun, flow & fluid movement in your life at this time?
When/Where/With Whom do you feel your most passionate, fiery creative Self?
How could your appearance & your surroundings use an infusion of *new* energy?
Are you more focused on your Self, your Relationships or Creative Projects at this time?
How can you anchor, brighten & expand your magnetic field?
What/Who do you want to naturally magnetize & repel?
How have you cultivated a strong, positive animus that guides & protects you/your creations in the world?
Consider: How are you ready to express your Authentic Self & explore the many possibilities of your Unique Contribution? What can you embody & express now, June 2016, because of what you released in Aug 2015?
Affirmation: I am ready, willing & able to explore, embody & express my multi-dimensional Self as I make my unique contribution to the whole.
Essentially, it is time to own, activate & truly embody your Inner Artist ~ that part of you that expresses naturally, from the inside-out. It’s also a time deeply supported for re-connecting with your Inner Child/Innocent Child’s Heart within, that’s the part of you capable of being alive, happy & fully present in the moment and fully engaged with life, taking it all in, and then sharing your ideas, feelings & unique gifts. It’s time to share your Self with the world, get out & play, have fun and lighten up! We must lighten our hearts most of all. On some level, the mourning period is over and we are on the back-side of the Life/Death/Life cycle, rebirthing, coming alive, waking up. We’ve died to the Old Self (last 8-years minimum) and are taking the vital pieces left to re-assemble a more Authentic Self, at a Higher Level, here & now.
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