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Mercury in Virgo

by Cayelin K Castell

On September 20, 2018 Mercury meets with the Sun (27 Virgo) preparing to rise into the evening sky on October 4

It will be 14 years (September 5, 2032 14 Virgo) before Mercury is with the Sun in Virgo again moving from morning star to evening star.

Mercury does catch up to the Sun while retrograde September 15, 2029 at 23 Virgo and August 29, 2030 at 7 Virgo.

From the point of view of Virgo – Timing is Everything – especially when it is related to Earth Time as expressed through the natural cycles and rhythms of the Earth and Sky.

Mercury is the shapeshifter magician who slips in and out of the realms of Time. This is especially evident during Mercury Retrograde…happening again on November 16, 2018.

The human experience of Time is relative to the cultural perception of time. Our current understanding of Time is more a feature of our left brain dominant society and has been greatly influenced by our Gregorian Calendar that has the effect of fixing our experience of Time in a linear more materialistic way.

More recently our collective experience of TIME has speeded up and current human expression has no way to keep up with what is happening using our rational mind. This means we are literally being required to go beyond logic and reason for guidance in navigating these times.

Ultimately, the only trustworthy and true guidance available at any time, comes from our inner knowing. It is important to remember, that no one outside of you, knows better than you, what is best for you at this time. This is about trusting your inner knowing even if you don’t necessarily know HOW you know – to figure out the best ways to show up, when to show up, where to be, and how to consciously navigate these intensely accelerating experiences.

The “informed universe” theory is based in the understanding that we inform the mysteries as much as they inform us when we consciously choose to co-create with Great Mystery. We are already co-creating our experience whether we are aware of it or not, so it makes sense to become a more conscious participant. It is not so important to already know how to do this, rather it is important to know this is what we are learning how to do. It is time to take risks by trusting and following your inner guidance.

No one else can do that for you. Ultimately this is about embracing the freedom to choose and the responsibility that goes with making the choices that are shaping your reality. Sometimes this means being willing to choose to be with what IS in a place of acceptance.

What we resist persists…so acceptance is often the first step in conscious co-creative change.

The “informed universe” theory proposed by Ervin Lazlo suggests we are informing the universe as much as it is informing us. Interestingly, Ervin Laszlo is described as “the perennial maverick.” Thirty years ago his radical ideas presented a bold challenge to the academic community. Today, these same ideas are considered defining contributions to late twentieth-century scientific thought.

… the “informed universe” places Dr. Laszlo yet again at the forefront of contemporary scientific and, in this case, spiritual, thought. His paradigm-shifting theories intertwine the cutting edge of physics, evolution biology, information theory, and the Vedic teachings of ancient India. In this new conception of the “informed universe,” everything that has ever occurred is retained as holographic information throughout space and this information can be accessed anywhere in the universe simultaneously. Laszlo also applies these ideas to the human experience, with surprising and profound implications for our own evolution and for the evolution of consciousness itself.

More about this from Ervin Laszlo

More on Mercury in Virgo
The intent of Mercury in Virgo is to be more attuned to the natural cycles and rhythms of the Earth and Sky for the purpose of living in sacred harmony and balance with all life.

Spider Woman is a creation goddess, the one who spins and weaves this life into existence, first creating the universe from the four directions of North, East, South and West. Then, within the space of the these directions she created or birthed the Sun, the Moon and the stars, bringing light to both day and night.

After she created the mountains, oceans, and deserts she became the womb that gave life to humanity connecting humanity to her through the threads of her web. The Hopi, Pueblo, Navaho and other Native American tribes considered her so important they never spoke her name out loud. Instead they referred to her as Spider Woman.

The Navajo credit Spider Woman for teaching them their exceptional weaving skills. The story describes a young woman who spotted a wisp or smoke rising from a hole in the ground while out wandering in the desert. When she peeked into the hole she saw Spider Woman spinning and weaving the most beautiful blanket she had ever seen.

Spider Woman noticed the young woman looking in and invited her in for a visit. When they were sitting together Spider Woman asked the young woman to share about her life. The young woman shared she was lonely and desired to have a specific purpose to offer her people. Spider Woman is so moved by the purity of this desire she teaches her how to spin cloth, and how to weave exquisite patterns into it.

The young woman was so grateful for her new found skill she returned to her tribe and showed them what she learned. Delighted to share her new found skills she taught all who asked her – reminding them they must leave a small hole in every weaving they do as a tribute to Spider Woman for giving them this great gift.

Many tribal customs include chanting or singing prayers into their weavings in the same way Spider Woman used chanting or singing to spin and weave the world into being. Chanting, drumming, and singing are often used to create an altered state or heightened state of consciousness in cultures through out the world.

It is a powerful way to connect more deeply with the patterning of life so it can then be transcended and an altered state of awareness is created assisting that person in being a conscious co-creator with Spider Woman and/or Great Mystery.

As Mercury travels through Virgo it is a great time for tuning into messages coming from Spider Woman.

How can we be more conscious as co-creators of our reality?

What parts of our personal the web now need reweaving?

What is the best, most sacred, way to accomplish the reweaving of our personal web so it is in harmony with the greater Web and reality of life?

More on the Mysteries of Time

Chiron in Aries and the Power of Kindness

Chiron in Aries – Warriors for Kindness
The quickest, most radical and truly life changing, shamanic healing action we can now take is to treat ourselves and others with kindness. Kindness is a powerful healing elixir** we can distill within and without through Chiron’s assistance to transform any past wounds that have hardened hearts and created a culture of competition and domination rather than cooperation and equality.

I am imagining this as shifting the dominator Warrior paradigm to a Warriors for Kindness paradigm. It takes incredible strength, courage and commitment to operate from kindness and love.

The Power of Kindness
Research shows acts of kindness powerfully shift our whole vibrational energy not only for those giving and receiving the kindness but for everyone who witnesses it. Kindness raises our physical vibration, releasing serotonin and other feel good hormones in the body whenever we are participating in or witnessing an act of kindness. This creates a wave of healthy vibrational energy rippling throughout our world bringing the light of love and compassion into material form.

Gavin Whitsett, author of the book Guerilla Kindness (the title has definitely has an Aries Flavor) says:

“A whole host of studies have focused on whether people who are treated kindly are likely to pass on that kind-heartedness… Now here’s what’s truly fascinating. Even witnesses to kindness, people who see somebody else being treated to a small courtesy, for example, are stimulated to themselves behave more kindly. Thirty years of research confirm that kindness does indeed have a marvelous ripple effect.” 

We can help facilitate the Shamanic Healing affect of Chiron righting the wrongs of Injustice, Domination, Control Over and disregard for others in favor of an elite few dominator class that has been ruling the Earth for far too long by supporting the changes that transform all our wounds through the elixir of kindness and love.

Committing to kindness as a standard of living, standing for and engaging in acts of loving kindness every day continually transforms our personal and cosmic vibrational field providing greater conscious access to the divine source within us all strengthening the compassion of the warrior’s heart to protect ALL life and not just a few.

Thus, Chiron’s transit through Aries invites us to shamanically and vibrationally transform our world through decisive commitment to acts of loving kindness! I am All IN for that and hoping others will join me.

It is interesting to note Chiron does not make any significant alignments with the outer planets until it squares Jupiter in Capricorn on December 08, 2019 and again when Jupiter is in Cancer in 2025.

Dec 08 2019 Jupiter Square Chiron 01°Cp26′ D 01°Ar26′ R
Oct 23 2025 Jupiter Square Chiron 24°Cn35′ D 24°Ar35′ R
Dec 21 2025 Jupiter Square Chiron 22°Cn40′ R 22°Ar40′ R

This article explains Chiron the Asteroid, Comet, Dwarf Planet Astronomy of Chiron

Chiron the Centaur Myth Alchemy of Chiron

Chiron in Aries Healing the Wounds of Injustice

by Cayelin K Castell

Chiron in Aries is about Shamanically Healing the wounds of injustice through at least three powers including:
The Power of Forgiving the Unforgiveable (see below)
The Power of Kindness
The Power of Love  (coming soon)
Chiron entered Aries on April 17, 2018
Returning to Pisces September 25, 2018 (opposite the Sun and squared by Saturn in Capricorn at the September 22 Equinox)
Re-entering Aries on Feb 18, 2019
The Equinoxes mark the days of balance between light and dark when the Earth experiences equal hours of day and night. With Chiron crossing the March Equinox (or Zero Aries point) three times we can imagine a significant Shamanic Healing process is being energized to restore cosmic balance and transform the wounds of injustice.
Daniel Giamario and I take a deep look at Chiron in Aries in this special tele class exploring the intent and activations this might inspire including the remarkable activations in USA chart. Available for instant download.

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The Emerald Tablets – As Above, So Below

By Cayelin K Castell

Truly, without Deceit, certainly and absolutely,
That which is above is the same as that which is below and
That which is below is the same as that which is above
In the Accomplishment of the Miracle of One Thing.
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The Sun With Regulus – Heart Star of the Lion~ess

By Cayelin K Castell

Sun with Regulus – Heart Star of the Lion~ess PDF of the article below.

Also Here are the September Timings already posted referring to Mercury with Regulus and featuring Venus with Spica before she reclaims her Crown Chakra, the September Equinox with Mercury, Mars (still bright, still out of bounds, still a wild card) and much more.

Regulus is a magical marvelous star of  wonder inspiring us to know ourselves through the power of self-love.

One of the four Royal Stars of the ancients, Regulus, is the closest to the ecliptic less than half a degree from the ecliptic line so is often occulted by the Moon. (Astronomy section has more)

The other three Royal stars for example; Antares, Fomalhaut and Aldebaran are between 2 and 4.5 degrees below the ecliptic.

In our current time, the Sun travels within 10 degrees of Regulus from August 13 to September 03 with the exact conjunction usually on August 22 or 23 depending on your time zone.

Regulus is a Behenian star or magical star of the ancient alchemists who would have used a 6 degree orb to consider a planetary effect on the star. The Sun with Regulus then would be within 6 degrees from August 16 to August 29. (See more on the magical Behenian StarsRead More

July 22 Sun Enters Leo, Magdalene Feast Day

On July 22. 2018 the Sun is making its annual move into Leo where it remains until Aug 22/23 with a Partial Solar Eclipse closing this month long Eclipse window on August 11.

For the next 30 days the Sun illuminates the mysteries of Self-Love connecting the miracles of self-confidence, self-approval, self-acceptance and self-respect. Within our inner heart flame, the flame of divine love and acceptance, the pure essence and truth of who we are and why we are here shines brightly.

When Leo is in its strength and power this energy knows and remembers its radiant and shining divine essence shared by all life. A favorite quote in the Celestial Timings over the years has included these words by Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love. This part of the quote sums up the essence of the Leo mysteries.

We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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8.8 Infinity Time Gate

The 8/8 Time Gate is every year on August 8, 17 and 26

During the current era, every year on 8.8 the Sun officially enters the constellation of the Lion though it

enters the seasonal sign of Leo usually on July 22. (See Difference Between Signs and Constellations)

The 8.8 Time Gate awakens the codes of infinity programmed into our DNA that for most are still dormant. As we birth more fully into the mysteries of radical self-awakening through radical self-love these codes come alive. When a small percentage of humans consciously experience these awakening codes – the morphogenetic field* shifts in a fundamental way – altering of our reality from a fear based world to a world based in the transforming power of love.

The between-time Time Fields take us deeper into realms of experience beyond anything this planet has ever experienced. The 8.8 Time Gates of infinite power, infinite love, and infinite wisdom suggesting this is a potent time to consciously ponder the Time Mysteries… Read More

Wild Cards or The Out of Bounds Planets

What is an Out of Bounds Planet?

The simplest explanation for Out of Bounds Planets is to know they are traveling outside the path of the Sun. Said another way, this has to do with the planet moving beyond the maximum possibility of where the Sun can be seen rising or setting along the horizon. In this case whenever a planet moves beyond 23 degrees and 27 minutes it is outside the boundary or limits of the Sun’s reach either North or South of due East or Due West depending on the season and what hemisphere you are located in at any given time. Read More

Insights on Determining Your Life Purpose

However unhappy a person maybe, the moment they know the purpose of their life, a switch is  turned and the light is on…Even if a person has to strive after that purpose for their whole life, they do not mind so long as they know what their purpose is. Ten such people have much greater power than a thousand people working from morning till evening not know knowing their life purpose. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan Read More

Perigee Moons

When Perigee Moons occur at either New Moons or Full Moons it energizes the effect of that Moon Phase. A Perigee Moon occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly orbit and when it is with a New Moon or Full Moon it activates possibilities for wild weather patterns, higher than normal high tides, and can even trigger earth quakes, volcanoes, and other natural phenomenon due to the increased pull of the Moon on the Earth’s magnetic Field.
June 13, 2018 featured the first in a series of three Perigee New Moons  with the next Perigee Moons happening July 12/13 and August 12.
July 12/13 also happens to be a partial Solar Eclipse creating a Mega Super New Moon Phenomenon.
Looking as far out as 2050 these years feature two solar eclipses surrounding a Lunar Eclipse including: 2000, 2011, 2018, 2029, 2036 & 2047.

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