M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S . D A Y . F O U R . E A R T H

D A Y . F O U R :::: E A R T H – September 29th, 9pm Mountain Time.

*PHOTO :: MAIEUTIC.ARTS – COPYRIGHTED FOR ORACLE DECK PRINTING*

Step One :: Get comfortable.

Step Two :: Take some deep breaths. I N H A L E deeply through your nose and E X H A L E through your nose. Let your breaths pool deep into your belly. Repeat 4x.

Step Three :: Begin by I N H A L I NG through your nose. As you E X H A L E feel yourself R E L E A S I N G energy you do not need through your C R O W N. See this energy transform into a stream of W H I T E light, connecting to the heavens. I N H A L E through your nose very slowly once more. E X H A L E through your nose releasing energy you do not need again while seeing it release through the B A S E of your spine. See it transforming into G O L D E N light, moving to the core of the Earth.

Step Four :: Now, imagine you A R E the Earth. Feel the C R O W N of your head aligned with the North Pole and feel the B A S E of your spine seated in the South Pole. Let your arms and legs relax. Sense the rotation of the earth. Notice how she breathes, pulses, radiates…

Step Five :: Feel wherever you are “out-of-balance” and sense what you may be here to creatively master. Is there a particular place in your body or chakra system that wants your attention? Bring your hands to that area or those areas. Let your hands do whatever they need to do in that area or those areas to begin to bring things into balance more. Take T H R E E deep breaths and on the last exhale, give gratitude to this life, on this planet.

If you wish, ask for Mother Earth to give you messages through symbols over the next 30 days before Harvest Time 2017. What do you need? What are you goals? What is your next step? Offer up the question(s) you seek answers to and see what unfolds. May you + yours + our Home become even more amazing.

T H A N K . Y O U . F O R . P A R T I C I P A T I N G !

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M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S .

      

For the past few weeks (and before the recent fires and hurricanes in the US), I’ve felt called to create a mass meditation. It’s turned into a series of four mass meditations dedicated to balancing our planet Earth.
Stop what you are doing for 5 – 10 minutes and meditate with all of us.
It’s that simple.

  • D A Y . O N E : W A T E R – September 20th, 12pm Eastern Time.
  • D A Y . T W O : F I R E – September 22nd, 6pm Pacific Time.
  • D A Y . T H R E E : A I R – September 27th, 3pm Central Time.
  • D A Y . F O U R : E A R T H – September 29th, 9pm Mountain Time.

To join in, all you need to do is either follow me on Instagram @maieutic.arts OR look for the most recent blog posts right here, through the E V E N T S section!

*AS A SIDE NOTE :: As I was writing about the feminine asteroids, I realized how PERFECT all the timing was with everything coming to fruition. I only intended to write on the asteroids because Mercury was already covered in the Astrological Tidbits. Virgo energy felt very fitting for diving into the four major feminine asteroids a bit. Lo and behold, these energies seem to line up EXACTLY with these mass meditation calls!! Ceres is akin to WATER meditation; Pallas is akin to the FIRE meditation; Vesta is akin to the AIR meditation (she keeps the fire going); and Juno is akin to the EARTH meditation. Synchronicity much?! Read about the asteroids here!

The (Major) Feminine Asteroids.

*Photo Credit to Mystic Mama (above)

It”s taken me a while to even begin to understand the feminine asteroids: Ceres, Pallas Athene, Juno + Vesta. I’ve been practicing, studying, refining and evolving my beliefs through the astrological lens for more than 15 years now. Yet, I did not begin to take the feminine asteroid archetypes into account until about 4 years ago. Perfect timing, though, since these asteroids all take about 3.5 – 4.5 years to move through your whole chart.

What can I say about these archetypes? First of all, I do treat them as archetypes – as I do with all of the astrological symbols + concepts. I am a Jungian in this way, and I learn through my own unconscious/conscious filtering before I can see universality and apply any potential themes to the collective (or at least the collective clients that come my way).

Let’s begin with Ceres.

C E R E S :: W A T E R . E N E R G Y :: As a disclaimer, I will say my natal Ceres is on my Descendant at 24 degrees Cancer. That kind of placement has offered me a multitude of opportunities to understand this energy – and to OWN my projections (7th House cusp). The story goes that Ceres is a “harvest” archetype. This energy can be equated with nurturing, and thus motherhood since harvesting is about planting seeds for renewal and growth. Not surprisingly, Ceres is often considered to co-rule Cancer (alongside The Moon). I’ve come to agree with this depiction of the Ceres archetype through my own lens, particularly when coupled with The Moon’s transits. They seem to “talk” together.

Natal Ceres energy nearly always takes precedent in my mind. So a transiting Ceres is like saying, “your natal energy is showing up in this area of your life now.” For example, for the New Moon on September 19th, 2017 @ 11:30pm Mountain Time, Ceres will be at approximately 28 degrees Cancer – it just passed a conjunction to my own natal Ceres. The Moon will be at approximately 27 degrees Virgo – which, for me, resides in my 8th House; my natal Moon is at 4 degrees Leo, and these energies are, indeed, “talking” together! In fact, I’ve felt EXTREMELY pulled into creating 4 mass meditations posted through Instagram @maieutic.arts + @vanessalamorte and right here on this blog. How does your Ceres energy show up? How is your moon “talking” with her? Feel free to contact me for mentoring services on this energy if you are interested in your personal astrology!

How about that Pallas Athene? Some say Pallas Athena… either way, let’s go with Pallas for short.

P A L L A S :: F I R E . E N E R G Y :: You know that movie, Hidden Figures? The one with the three African-American women who offer us a behind-the-scenes rendition of all that it took for John Glenn (astronaut) to make to space and back? Yea. That movie is like the Pallas archetype in action. Pallas is about fierce independence, grace + ageless feminine wisdom. I tend to equate Pallas with owls – and so does her archetypal story. Anyhow, let’s dig into it a bit more.

Pallas is the feminine warrior, usually represented as the female “assistant” to great male warriors. She offers invaluable advice + counsel to her male counterparts in her story. As an example to guide you, Pallas will be at 14 degrees Taurus EXACTLY on the New Moon, September 19th, 2017 @ 11:30pm Mountain Time. Where does her energy hit you? What is your natal Pallas energy like? Do you identify with her energy on some level? I know I do. My Pallas is conjunct my Chiron in Gemini in the 5th House, which is EXACTLY opposite my Uranus in Sagittarius in the 11th House. The New Moon this time around hits my North Node in Taurus. I think I may actually over-identify with Pallas’ energy as a stellium Leo – not even knowing about it until recently. Now that I’ve watched her move through my life, I can absolutely see how this energy plays out. And, it is still moving me to heal both myself and others along the way.

V E S T A :: A I R . E N E R G Y :: Oh, dear Vesta. The “vestal virgin” is so on point with Virgo energy as the goddess of the hearth fire. While her symbol is the flame, she is more like the feminine Saturnine energy + the idea of air for a fire… she keeps the flame going. If you think about Saturn (earth) + air (Mercury), it really makes perfect sense that she is equated with Virgo.

Vesta’s story is about keeping the feminine energy flowing. In her time, that meant making zero commitment to another person. The expression of the energy could (and can) range from purity and abstinence to many sexual partners with no intimacy. Why? The idea was to keep from being “touched” by anything that didn’t serve goddess energy. A variant of the fierce independence that, say, Pallas’ archetype denotes.

This archetype may seem out of sorts in some ways by todays various cultural progressions, but the energy lingers as a conscious construct to this day. In fact, in many cultures and religions, her archetype is still “the norm.” My Vesta is fairly prominent in my chart in a way as it conjuncts my South Node and opposes my Black Moon Lilith. I have swung in all sorts of different directions when it comes to relationships! From two long-term relationships, a turned-down proposal, and a hyper-sexualized + transformative relationship with a karmic twin brother…yea. I get Vesta. Do you? How does it show up for you? The New Moon on September 19th at 11:30pm Mountain Time shows Vesta at almost 1 degree of Libra. The sign of balance + relationships (among other qualities, of course). Hmm… how might that play out? Feel free to reach out for mentoring on this energy if you so desire.

Last, but certainly not least, Juno!

J U N O :: E A R T H . E N E R G Y :: In some kind of contrast to Vesta, Juno is pretty much focused on the partnering energy in any intimate relationship. It is typically associated with or named the “marriage” asteroid, meaning that wherever/however the energy shows up in your chart may symbolize your views on marriage + partnership.

In her story, her archetype holds a lot. From jealousy and bitterness to authority + control stuff all the way to bliss and pure monogamy. From my perspective and understanding of this energy, Juno is associated mostly with Capricorn energy. While Vesta is like the feminine Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler), there is an edge of airiness about her energy. The air keeps the fire going in a different direction, shall we say. Juno on the other hand seems to be more fully Capricorn in my mind. Very, very earthy. In fact, she tended to be seen as a woman armed with a goatskin cloak – goat is the symbol for Capricorn.

Anyhow, the easiest way to understand your own Juno energy is to look at BOTH the sign and the house it is located in. I will use my own Juno energy as an example. I was born with Juno in my 9th House at roughly 13.5 degrees into Libra. As I mentioned before, I’ve had alllllll sorts of relationships – intimate and romantic, intimate and non-romantic. I have never felt like I was going to be the marriage type, but if I meet a true partner/soulmate to spend as many days as possible in my life with…then yes. I am not only open to that, I am actually ONLY open to that. In other words, my Juno energy (coupled with all my other feminine asteroid energy + my chart as a whole) does reflect my own beliefs/story back to me. I ultimately can and will only settle for a fully EQUAL partnership. A balanced one on all levels, but with an emphasis on the mental plane. That’s Juno in Libra in the 9th. Plus Pallas in Gemini in the 5th House…and a stellium in Leo in the 7th. Makes sense. Do you want to make sense of your energy? Contact me for donation-based mentoring services!

 

**F O U R . M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S . B E G I N . N O W!**

Interestingly, and totally unplanned, these four feminine asteroids seem to line up with the mass meditations myself and my dear friend Vanessa Lamorte put together to kick off a dream class offering… the first mass meditation call is September 20th @ 12pm Eastern Time, and it is on the element, W A T E R . The next one will be F I R E; the third one will be A I R; the last one will be E A R T H. In respective order, these archetypes seem to want to join us!!

CHECK OUT MY EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION + GUIDED MEDITATIONS OR FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @MAIEUTIC.ARTS.

Part II: Collective Reading

Vanessa Lamorte, M.A. and myself, Marlena McGuigan, M.A. are at it again! This time, we are diving into some further detail. Last time, we focused on the “bigger picture” – the One stream. What about the parts making up that whole? What are the main streams of consciousness that repetitively refuel and want to point us back to our former conclusions? We both drew cards from the decks that spoke to us, and we simplified our askings into two main areas: a predominant stream of consciousness + how it informs the lessons we are currently being called to learn…

Before we get into our thoughts on the current dynamics, gaze into the photo and choose a card you are drawn to for your New Moon in Cancer focus! At the end of this reading, your intuitive message will be revealed to you. Don’t skip ahead!

View the reading + your card choice by clicking below!

Part II Collective Spread

Part I: Collective Reading

Vanessa Lamorte, M.A. and myself, Marlena McGuigan, M.A. decided it was time to do a joint spread on the current collective energies. Many of our individual stories seem to shy away from, collide with, and/or collude with various parts of the collective stream – all of the time. What is that stream offering us all? What are we as a collective experiencing and/or tapping into right now? We both drew cards from the decks that spoke to us, and we simplified our askings into three main areas: the current collective conscious; the current collective unconscious; and the lessons we are all currently being called to learn…

View the reading + its information by clicking below!

Part I Collective Spread

EARTH: The Element + Signs

Earth can be just as unsettled as the other three elements (water, air, and fire), but it actually represents quite the opposite: stability. It is solid, foundational – sometimes to the point of rigidity – and it aligns with what is practical, traditional, and secure. Earth is structural. And, while we can use our senses to touch water, smell air, and see fire, earth is unique in that it truly requires the sensual part of our nature. It may be one of the easiest elements to understand because we can see it, feel it, touch it, mold it, walk on it everyday.

Simply put, earth is tangible. It corresponds to the material and the sensual planes of existence. Sensing this earthly quality is key to understanding the three earth signs in Astrology: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. If you recall in the Air: The element & its signs article, there are three modes for every element: mutable, cardinal, and fixed. Taurus is the fixed earth sign; Virgo is the mutable earth sign; Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign. To imagine a tree from root to tip is to really understand the growth of these three earth signs, Taurus to Capricorn.

Taurus comes at the beginning of the Astrological archetype (the second sign in the zodiac), and it corresponds to the very base of our Being – think Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid (food, shelter, clothing, monetary stability, our security). It is the root of the metaphorical tree. However, it does not simply master subsistence – its ruling planet Venus brings beauty to our sustenance so that we can truly taste, appreciate, and enjoy our foods; design, mend, and create fashionable clothing; win the lottery yet still keep our old savings account.

Next is the lovely Virgo. Now that the metaphorical tree is rooted, logically, analytical and practical Virgo ought to step in and help. Literally. Virgo is the service and health-oriented sign, which rests on analysis and practicality. In order to keep Taurus’ Venus energy under control (earth is about keeping things grounded, remember), humble Virgo makes sure we keep the foundation strong and secure by staying healthy and making rational, practical choices. Virgo is the trunk to that metaphorical tree. When all is fundamentally secure, and since Taurus is more about self-security, it only makes sense (at least to a Virgo) that Virgo would have the reserve resources to extend help and service to others.

Finally, Capricorn ends the earth cycle – no surprise it’s the cardinal earth sign of stability rounding out the earth signs. It’s fitting for the earth element start with fixed Taurus, leave room for growth and movement in the middle with mutable Virgo, and end with constant, cardinal Capricorn. Capricorn is the mirror to the root of the metaphorical tree, branching out and up instead of down and deep; no longer hidden, the roots are flourishing. Capricorn is akin to one’s career and long-term goals – it is our ambition, our struggle to rise to our peak. The animal symbol for Capricorn is the mountain goat – here we are at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid, the top of the mountain.

Now that you understand the earth element, go outside and enjoy it! Build a sand castle, volunteer to teach rock-climbing, hike up a mountain or just get some grub. Exemplify the earthly element any way you can!