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ART: BEN GILES

Hurray, we’ve made it through these past 6 weeks of eclipses! Hopefully, we have gained new understandings and are standing on new ground. Here are the Astral Insights for what we can expect this week as we step into new pastures ahead!
First some wonderful insights and news from astrologer Divine Harmony:
This week marks the time when the tides and weather patterns shift a bit. THANK GODDESS! we have been in a deluge of intense astrology since the first eclipse at the end of april. on top of that we have saturn in deep and intense scorpio and we are in the midst of the on-going uranus/pluto square energies that are uprooting and turning life as we know it upside down! it’s been full on lately and i know we could all use a little breather. well here comes one!!!”
“this week starts off with mercury and venus (the mind and heart) aligning with expansive, abundant and optimistic jupiter. this is super auspicious and can help us to have faith, believe, trust and see the possibilities! we still have some heavy energy this week- particularly on monday when the sun in gemini tensely aspects saturn and on saturday when the sun triggers the uranus/pluto square.  but these energies are more likely about things already playing out in your life, rather than something new coming up to be addressed.  so the gemini area of our charts pose issues and problems, but with jupiter there it also poses solutions and resolutions of conflict.”
the key is to be able to see both sides of situations in our lives (a la the twin sign of gemini who can always see two or more sides of anything) and to be able to get outside of our own egos to see what is the right thing to do or say.  with the mind and heart aligning at the start of the week we are supported in finding a bridge between our thoughts and our feelings so that we can action on them from a more balanced, conscious place.”
“at the end of the week mercury and venus moves into cancer, commencing a shift of energies that will be a prominent feature this summer. with the mind and heart moving into watery, emotional and sensitive cancer we have a focus on home, family, roots, foundation, sustenance, safety and security.”
“this summer we have a grand water trine forming (exact in july) that is VERY AUSPICIOUS and all about opening up and/or healing around emotions, the heart and the Soul. this week marks the shift of the airy gemini planets into watery cancer- giving us a preview of the grand water trine energy that is to come. for water signs cancer, scorpio and pisces this grand trine is going to be amazing. for all the signs it will fall somewhere in your chart…”
“at the end of june jupiter will move into cancer, where he will stay for a year long transit. with the two teacher planets (jupiter and saturn) and the two spiritual planets (jupiter and neptune) in all of the water signs we have some amazing opportunities for spiritual teachings that open our lives in expansive, heart-opening ways. it’s gonna be amazing and for some it can be like a water source found in the middle of a long, dry desert. it’s been intense lately, so i know we can all use something sweet to soothe our Souls right now.” 
© Copyright 2013 ~ Divine Harmony  All Rights Reserved
And from the insightful Sarah Varcas from Astro-Awakenings:
“This week we find ourselves with the eclipse season behind us. A sigh of relief may be in order, or a prayer of thanks for the opportunities and progress it brought our way, or a bit of both! With the Uranus/Pluto square thrown in for good measure, it’s been quite a time of late and many of us could do with easing off on the accelerator a bit and allowing the flagging parts of ourselves to catch up again and reconnect.”
“Thankfully, that’s generally what the cosmos has in mind for the final days of May: an opportunity to stand still, take stock and allow the dust to settle. Monday 27th sees a fairly up-lifting hue to the cosmic energies, with the Sun, Moon, Saturn and Neptune joining forces to encourage us in our visions for a positive and hope-filled future. No, we won’t suddenly wake up and find our dreams have come true and all our problems are solved, but we could certainly discover a new perspective on some jaded thoughts and feelings that have really served their purpose and need to be left to dissolve into nothing. Think wispy clouds that disappear as you watch them floating across the sky…we don’t even need to questions these thoughts or wonder what lies behind them, analysing our past and its influences upon our present. This week we can just let them go. They’ve served their purpose, had their day, and now it’s time for a change.”
“In their place, as the week progresses, we can begin to embrace a new way of seeing our world. We’re not talking lightning-bolt insights or radical change here, just a gentle but none-the-less persistent awakening to an underlying truth we may not have appreciated before, or one that yes, we’ve previously recognised but which keeps floating out of sight again. This week we can begin to anchor its energy and the insights it brings, enabling us to weave its presence into the very fabric of our every day life. It takes time to do this, and we can all too easily slip back into our habitual ways of living and responding to life, but if we stay alert this week we have an opportunity to ground something fresh and new into our reality, enabling it to grow roots there.”
“Best we don’t push ourselves this week. It’s time to receive energy, not expend it. Allow life to unfold as it will, take some time to rest if possible, go gently and remember to sniff the flowers along the way. It’s been a tough and hectic couple of months and we owe it to ourselves and each other to ease off and chill out. And my humble advice is to take the opportunity now because June brings some interestingly creative opportunities but we need to be recharged to make the most of them and not let them slip by in a haze of exhaustion and burn out!”
© Copyright 2013 ~ Sarah Varcas All Rights Reserved
Sounds like some sounds advice and good news! Blessings everyone!
~mm