Entering the Kingdom ~ The Resurrection of Your Divine Self within the Cosmic Christ Consciousness (Mercury Rx & Total Solar Eclipse (29° Leo), August 21st 2017)

Judith Kusel:

“As planet Earth has been reborn and since the 24 May 2017, we have moved into the new Epoch of planet earth’s Being and therefore humankind, something immense is shifting deep within us and nowhere more profoundly than in our loving relationships with each other. We have to find new and higher levels of wholeness within ourselves, and then within our most intimate relationships with each other.

We are being called to step more and more into our authentic REAL, THE SOUL REAL, the truth of who and what we are: – at soul level.  To me this means the return to truth and wholeness.”

Read full article: https://judithkusel.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/the-new-emerges-true-love-in-sacred-union/


From Yogananda-srf.org: 

The Kingdom of God Within You

There is a beautiful accord between the teachings of Jesus Christ to enter the “kingdom of God within you” and the teachings of Yoga set forth by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita to restore King Soul, the reflection of God in man, to its rightful rulership of the bodily kingdom, with full realization of the soul’s godly states of consciousness. When man is settled in that inner kingdom of divine consciousness, the awakened intuitive perception of the soul pierces the veils of matter, life energy, and consciousness and uncovers the God-essence in the heart of all things….

Raja Yoga, the royal way of God-union, is the science of actual realization of the kingdom of God that lies within oneself.

Read full article here:http://www.yogananda-srf.org/Hidden_Truths/The_Hidden_Truths_in_the_Gospels.aspx


Astro Butterfly on Mercury Retrograde:

“Mercury stations and turns retrograde on August 12th, 2017. The retrograde will last for 23 days, until Mercury turns direct again on September 4th.

The current Mercury Retrograde cycle is closely linked to the Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st. Gravitating around the Sun, Mercury will turn direct exactly at 28°, which is the degree of the Solar Eclipse in Leo. Some things related to the Solar Eclipse will come to light around September 4th.

…this Mercury cycle will give you great insights into what it is that keeps you away from the path of your purpose.

The theme of the Mercury Retrograde cycle is ‘complete the incompletions’, or more exactly, purge those patterns of thoughts and behaviors that prevent you from accessing the fullness of your being.


Mercury Retrograde takes place during the Eclipse season, the time of the year when our soul realigns with the path of our purpose. We need to get ready for it, and our mind, our Mercury, this guardian of the Self, needs to get ready too.

Whatever it is that keeps you stuck in the past, needs to be purged now. Clean your mind of any outdated beliefs, negative thoughts, compulsive behaviors, preconceptions and prejudices that hinder your growth….This is not the usual Mercury clean up. This time you need to go deeper.  This time you really need to confront those unhealthy thoughts you’ve been avoiding for so long. All the deep ingrained judgements, all the resentments that toxify your mind and your spirit, all the lies, the fears, the limiting beliefs you’ve been telling yourself for too long.


Mercury never strays far from the Sun! […] Its energy is blended with the energy of the Sun.

And what does Mercury stand for? The Mind. What does the Sun stand for? The Self. That’s why it is so natural for us humans to identify with our mind….we literally believe that we are what we think. We are one with our mind…..And what happens when Mercury is retrograde? It comes even closer to the Sun, it comes even closer to us, it merges with us…..If we are not “awake”, if we don’t live in awareness, during Mercury Retrograde we are usually forced to “wake up” and take care of what we’ve been neglecting. For this, we might need to dodge all the chaos we’ve been creating while asleep.

The Two Phases of Mercury Retrograde

Every Mercury Retrograde is a little different. You’re harmonizing with a new world each time. However, regardless of ever-changing sky, each single Mercury Retrograde consists of two main phases.

The 1st retrograde phaseAnalyze: From Mercury Retrograde until Mercury’s conjunction to the Sun –  August 12th, 2017 – August 25th, 2017 (14 days)

During this phase Mercury is contemplative, introspective and seeks inner meaning. We now want to discover the reason, the meaning and the purpose behind everything. Right now, we are unlikely to be satisfied with easy, superficial answers. This is a great time to analyze and reflect. Make sure you have a diary to record your stream of thought.

The 2nd retrograde phase – Observe and Insight: From Mercury’s conjunction to the Sun until Mercury’s goes direct –  August 26th, 2017 – September 3rd, 2017 (9 days)

Mercury is now “born again” with a clear, uncorrupted sense of purpose…. Mercury now takes what he has learned in the previous cycle and brings it to the “next level” of awareness…. Emotions and facts are now in sync. The process of creation can begin.


Pay attention to those thoughts that come to you right now….These messages are very important to your soul evolution. You have to listen to what your mind wants to tell you.

Now is the time to deal with all the incompletions, all the broken promises or vows, all the unfulfilled hopes, and to do that, you have to be radically honest during the process. Will that be easy? No.


It is difficult to be completely honest with yourself. We have a natural tendency to delay experiencing the facts, the truth, which is exactly what Mercury stands for, the here and the now.

This Mercury Retrograde cycle is about keeping your mind open. Being willing to question yourself and dig deep to get to the Source of things, so healing can happen at the root.

Read Full Article Here: https://astrobutterfly.com/2017/08/08/mercury-goes-retrograde-how-to-survive-it/


Maharani Rhutan: Heaven´s door has opened. In reverse

The gates of the past and present are now open as our energy enters the door into the abyss, but all that we can see is darkness… It is imperative that we all understand the VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theory) prospective on the importance of this eclipse and how it will impact the characters of each and every person and their environment….the information which I bring to you will be more of a mundane philosophical prospective of historical phenomenon in the past and present, and how we will re-create the future.


One by one each astrological characteristic will be going through a metamorphosis which will be so profound that by the time the next eclipse in spring of 2018 arrives we will not be the same people. Aquarius will end their eclipse cycle in February, Leo in August. And here we go again, Capricorn/Cancer series will begin as it did in 2009. In one month, Virgo will give the torch of Jupiter to Libra, and in two months Scorpio will break each and every shackle of Saturn, destroy it, put it back together, and give it to Sagittarius for their lessons in karma.

Just as the Lunar Eclipse on August 7/8, 2017 is a recreation of past events, strangely, this eclipse is itself unique. The total solar eclipse is at 28 degrees in Leo on the 21st of August and is exactly the same degree as it was in 1998. Basically, this means that it will touch on events of 1998. Additionally, it also touches on events from August, 2009. However, the universe is not done with Leo at this degree as the questioning will remain open for discussion until 2028.


….whether by domain or by association this eclipse will affect each and every one of us….. Many people will be infatuated with doing things their way just to fulfill their self-satisfaction even if it hurts others, and thins will be all about winning and overcoming others. Appearing almost as if it is a game of who is going to come out the best, the reality is that there is no challenge. This will be a completion of a phase or a momentous modification in course of matters concentrating on home, family, and health. It may be that a relationship ends or there is a completely new beginning.

Please read Maharani´s full and detailed article here (recommended): https://cosmicpsychic.com/tag/how-the-eclipse-effects-relationships-of-leo-2017/


Mystic Mamma:

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE | NEW MOON in LEO rises as the Queen within takes her throne on the seat of the Heart of Love. 

Divine Feminine energy comes through the veil to awaken humanity to its true power in love.

A new way is calling as the outmoded, short-sighted, repressive ways of the Patriarchy are no longer tolerable or permissible. We the people awaken and new leaders step forth.

Together we rise in consciousness for an inclusive humanity. Together, we cast away the illusion of separatism and step forth to heal the divides within ourselves, our partnerships and our communities.

Each of us has the power to shift and realign with the heart, as we let go, forgive, ask for forgiveness, and move through our collective grief to our seat of personal power within the heart of love.

Please read Mystic Mamma´s full scope of excerpts from various astrologers here (recommended): http://www.mysticmamma.com/total-solar-eclipse-new-moon-in-leo-august-21st-2017/


Carmen Di Luccio:

Many of the themes related to this eclipse will be strongly activated during the first week or so of September. This is when Mercury ends its retrograde (September 5th) and stations forward at the same spot where this eclipse is occurring, all while in a trine with Uranus. At that time there can be new developments, and potentially surprises, that will help us in how we can proceed forward in our new beginnings.

What is your heart telling you to create at this time? What steps can you take to help you in fulfilling your passions? What possibilities out there currently excite you and perhaps make you feel more free? What is getting in the way of you expressing your heart more? In what area of your life do you need to be the King, Queen, or Superstar? How can you express yourself in ways that are more innovative, authentic and reflective of who you truly are?

Carmen´s article is a bit lengthy but detailed and full of information on his interpretation of the energies of the Solar Eclipse – read his full article here: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/08/20/solar-eclipse-in-leo-time-to-shine-in-new-ways/


Full Moon in Pisces, September 6th 2017

Nadia Gilchrist: Beautiful Dream

The September 6th Full Moon (13 degrees Pisces) conjoins Neptune Rx (12 degrees). There’s potential for a dream or deception to be illuminated, depending on what’s led up to this result.

Moon/Neptune can be a lovely, expansive culmination that keeps on growing…this could be THE result you’ve been waiting for. Endless creativity or romance. Unconditional compassion and healing. The results could ripple outwards and impact the masses – great for reaching as wide an audience as possible.

Moon/Neptune can also be a delusional, sulking mess. What you end up with could disappoint…Or maybe you just slide into the victim zone. 


No matter what happens, this Moon will be slippery and ultra-sensitive… If you’ve been wanting to dissolve limits, this is your Moon. If you need a time out to rest, drift, heal…this is your Moon. But if you’re emotionally vulnerable, prone to addictions or confidence-sucking attractions, stay grounded and stick with what you know is healthy…It will be too easy to lose it all, as Neptune dissolves your self-control along with those boundaries. 

Be smart about this one. You know what works for you, and what doesn’t.

Please read Nadia´s full article here:  http://rubyslipper.ca/ruby-slipper-astrology/2017/8/full-moon-in-pisces-beautiful-dream


Astrology King: Freaky Synchronicity

The astrology of full moon September 2017 suggests confusion, deception and weakness will have an impact on your hopes and dreams and on your love life.

The September 2017 full moon is extra strong due to a pair freaky synchronicities. Full moon September 2017 and the June 2017 Neptune retrograde station are on the same degree. Both charts also have Moon conjunct Neptune on the same degree. The other synchronicity involves Mercury stationing direct at the September 6 full moon on the same degree as the August 21 solar eclipse. […]

The main themes of full moon September 2017 are spirituality, idealism, dreams, illusion, deception, weakness, confusion and vagueness. How will Neptune influence affect your mood and close relationships? ……..

Please read Astrology King´s full article here for more information on the September 6th´s full moon aspects and interpretations (recommended): https://astrologyking.com/full-moon-september-2017/


Darkstar Astrology: The “God note”

The Full Moon on 6 September 2017 falls at 14º Pisces decan 2. Pisces decan 2 is a Jupiter ruled decan and the most liquid area of Pisces, which means it also risks being the most toxic. This Full Moon then will be supremely absorbent of its environment, so can work positively or negatively. The most criminal and slimy of individuals could turn this great power into something quite nefarious. With Pisces decan 2 the evolutionary state of the soul is paramount, this Full Moon will absorb toxins just as well as it can absorb love and bliss.


Whatever the choice, it will just suck the juice out of it, so it better be good juice! Back in March 2016 we had a Solar Eclipse at 19º Pisces, so this September Full Moon may repeat some of that eclipse’s themes if you were touched by it. The two lunations are very similar because, just like in that eclipse. this Moon is also conjunct Neptune


The theme for this September Full Moon is one of fantasy and living in a Neptune bubble. It is great for imagination and art, but not for getting to grips with the real world… It is also great for healing thyself with any form of hydrotherapy. Go swimming in pure, non-polluted waters and keep hydrated. One can be hugely intuitive at this time and absorbent of the environment, so again make sure you spend this Full Moon in good, clean company and in clear-as-crystal places……..

Please read Darkstar Astrology´s full article here for further information on Achernar´s influence (playing god) in this full moon: http://darkstarastrology.com/full-moon-september-2017/

September: Be careful what you build/destroy ~ Astro Butterfly

Astro Butterfly:

September is an action-packed, ambivalent month.[…]

Because all the planets in Virgo also oppose Neptune, we will feel dreamy and imaginative at best, disoriented and confused at worst.

If you are an artist looking for inspiration, or if you are very spiritual, then September is good news for you. For most of us though, September can bring confusion and delusion.

The good news is that in September Mercury and Pluto turn direct, that we have a Vernal Equinox which will bring some balance, and that we have the last Jupiter Uranus opposition.

The not so good news is that we have lots (read LOTS) of Neptune aspects, especially oppositions, and quite a few Saturn squares. Saturn builds and Neptune dissolves. Not a match made in heaven.

During this month be careful what you want to build, and what you want to destroy. […]

In September, try to choose inner strength over confusion and destruction.

Please read Astro Butterfly´s full article to get the full scope of September´s energies: https://astrobutterfly.com/2017/08/29/the-astrology-of-september-2017-deception-alert-use-your-personal-power-wisely/

New moon in Leo ~ July 23rd 2017

From Ann Reith:

This New Moon in Leo is the start of a very important astrological period that will actually extend through the next two months (through mid-September).  This will include the eclipse cycle that begins with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse on August 7 and peeks with the Leo Solar Eclipse on August 21. 


The keywords associated with Leo include self-confidence, big heartedness, love, loyalty, idealism, pridefulness, drama.  It is a fire sign in a fixed modality.  Leo’s energy is often associated with both the solar plexus chakra (identity) and the heart chakra (love).  It is also the sign most often associated with the ego […] We all need an ego in order to live effectively and peacefully in our society […] But the ego, as with any aspect of our personality, can serve us well or be taken to excess.  All astrological signs, including Leo, require us to use our free will choice to embrace the higher expression of the energy rather than the lower expression.  With Leo, it’s all about making choices based on heart-felt love versus ego-fueled drama.

This first of two Leo New Moons is providing us with an opportunity to begin the process of determining how we want toexpress our identity and our ego in the world.  Given this is beginning of a series of Leo events, this one may entail pulling inward for introspection and contemplation […] We might want ask ourselves, “Where do I want to shine my light and create something that reflects my unique identity?”

Mars in Leo [conjunct this new moon] adds energy, strength, motivation, assertiveness, courage, and self-confidence [and] is sometimes described as “the Warrior of the Heart,” and we may, therefore, be more willing than usual to take an emotional risk […] This would be a good time to think about how we react when our ego is wounded.  If you aren’t sure, look for when you get particularly angry […] We will likely have an abundance of energy!  Being active, athletic, and playful are good outlets for this energy […] However, this is an important time when we are being asked to look inward to see where the lower expression of Mars (e.g., aggressive, childish, self-centered, controlling) may be sabotaging our goals.

An opposition (180°) between Venus & Saturn during this Leo New Moon will likely help us see this shadow side of Mars very clearly.  This aspect says that the way out of problems is to focus on responsible love, especially in the areas of our relationships and finances […] Now is a good time to ask ourselves questions like, “How much is my self-esteem dependent on the approval of others?” “Am I allowing my true self to be dimmed for fear of judgment from others?”, and “Are my behaviors determined by what will get me recognition or are they aligned with giving from my heart without expectation of return?”

A … trine (120°) between the New Moon/Mars and Chiron shows us that deep healing is entirely possible if we are willing to face our inner wounds, especially if related to a wounded ego.  The next two months are highlighting how important it is to have a self-esteem that is based on an internal sense of well-being rather than external sources of approval.


Overall, this New Moon in Leo is like the match that lights the fuse leading up to a dramatic explosion of eclipse energy in August.  This first of two Leo New Moons is a time to prepare by going inward.  We need to explore new habits of self-approval and heart-centered giving and leadership.  We always serve ourselves and others best when we lead with our hearts.  This will lay the foundation for the powerful growth opportunities to come.  Another way to look at this New Moon is that we each need to make continual, moment-to-moment choices between love and drama.  Therefore, this would be a good time to remember that, “Drama doesn’t just walk into your life out of nowhere. You either create it, invite it, or associate with people that bring it.”  (Unknown)

Please read Ann´s full article including her interpretation of the energies following the new moon here: http://www.annereith.com/new-moon-in-leo-july-23-2017/


Thereus in Leo 2017-2021: “Whatever arises…Compassion is Key” ~ Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam, The Sky Priestess, on July 21st:

Thereus shifted into Leo [today and] will remain till August 2021.

This means that Thereus is currently conjunct Mars in Leo, bringing to us the challenge of embodying our joy, playfulness, creativity and child-like authenticity in the face of pain, feelings of oppression, predation and victimization.


Thereus´energies ask us to be mindful about the ways in which energy is drained and sovereignty violated. We are all capable of playing the role of victim and abuser, often switching poles until some realization is arrived at. […] Thereus …does not like seeing itself in the mirror and tends to get overly defensive and projective (especially conjunct Mars in Leo). Let´s not forget that the Sun (central focus) arrives in Leo within 2 days´ time.

We´re digging up deep energetic patterns from our pasts, especially those we experienced through familial dynamics. Some of us will be able to release, forgive and move on – and others may take on the very roles they hated being subjected to. Especially those that came up for you in childhood.

Whatever arisescompassion is Key.


Thank you Bairavee!

Read her full article here (highly recommended!): https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/2017/07/21/beetle-magic-thereus-conjunct-mars-in-leo/


“Be proud of where you´re vulnerable” ~ Nadia Gilchrist

Nadia Gilchrist, Astroslipper, July 21st:

Sun/Chiron takes personal issues and weaves them into something bigger. The wound is easily acknowledged and pain has an outlet – once you open up, you may find that it doesn’t it hurt so much after all. Family concerns/childhood issues take on new dimensions when you look beyond them and realize that we all have personal weaknesses. Rather than invalidating your pain, this approach can make you stronger. Be proud of where you’re vulnerable.

Thank you Nadia!

Read her full article here: http://rubyslipper.ca/ruby-slipper-astrology/2017/7/july-21st-2017-pride-and-the-wound

Shedding layers of pain and oppression ~ Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam

The Sky Priestess has a new article on the energies for the next 2-3 days:


This is the time to truly allow ourselves to feel through the layers of pain, oppression and density that keeps our inner Children shackled within. A lot will be rising from within as the Self seeks to assert its Truth, Essence, Vitality and Spark. And it will – for many – bring pain as part of the process of transmutation […]

As layers of old consciousness, older Selves begin to be exposed to the fiery energy of the Grand Trine – they are challenged […] To navigate this alignment successfully, let go of what you think you know or who you think yourself to be. Nothing less will do. Eris and Uranus are taking out the trash, in this case, the ideals and archetypes that tell the self that it is not worthy under a particular vision of society and what is right / just within it.

That being said, please also bear in mind that Uranus can over-stimulate the mental centers – so grounding is paramount at this time. Eris herself creates discord and chaos in her bid to dismantle the system that justified her exclusion. […]

I´m going to go on for a bit about seeking facilitation or validation from others at this time as Saturn is conjunct Ixion (The Tyrant), Achilles (The One Who Needs to Recognize their Vulnerabilities), Pholus (The Revealer of Generational Secrets), The Galactic Center (Your Window to Truth and its Source-Connection). Given these bodies at play …  There´s a grand scope for unnecessary ego-bruising at this time, which ultimately does not help.

Do not seek out those you see as teachers to validate or confirm, or even explain your path to you if you come from a place of deep insecurity, anxiety or woundedness. A good teacher will tell you what you need to know, but you need to be in a place to receive that message.

As a facilitator this might seem strange for me to say, but given current alignments – if you feel truly lost – this is not the time to let another´s narrative of Life define yours.

Continue to sit with your essence and being, and let your instincts guide you till you find your center […] For those of you who do have a semi-solid sense of self, essence, identity and path – this a fantastic moment for facilitation. You´ll want to seek out spirit-workers who work at the 5D level, or (ideally) above, operating from new levels of consciousness […]

Now having looked at the Teacher-Student dynamic (Sagittarius) and the volcanic, electric impulse to BE (and take down the system which disallows that, Eris w. Uranus in Aries) – it´s time to get to something Fun.


Dear generous, grandiose, proud, dramatic Leo.

(Who can be terribly self-centered and vain as well …)

With Mercury and the North Node in Leo, this is really the time to let Cupid´s arrows fly. Allow the Messenger to Convey the Love that you feel […]

….heart-felt expressions are not separate from the Ego. What we understand as our emotions we generally still perceive through the filter/construct of the ego-mind.

Some words from the heart, however, will come straight from there. And they´ll read their mark.

That being said … Expressing Love does not always mean you´re going to manifest a Happily Ever After scenario. Love comes in so very many different forms. 

Telling someone that you love them from the bottom of your heart. 

Telling someone that you have to walk away from abuse and disrespect.

Coming clean and revealing something painful to a loved one that you´ve hidden

Sharing a joyful smile or a happy moment with a friend, a child, a pet 

Deciding that today, you´re going to do things differently and protect your feelings for a change or that you´re going to spend time on you

Standing up for someone who cannot stand up for themselves without expectation or ego, possibly at personal cost and little or no glory

Detaching from relationships and/or energy dynamics that cannot allow you to be loving to yourself or others.

All of these are forms of Love. And expressing each and everyone one of them can bring a mixture of joy and pain to the Heart. Sometimes it´s the pain of disconnection, and sometimes you just feel so full your heart feels like it will burst.


Some of you will feel deeply rewarded around your children at this time, or whatever projects you have invested your creative energy into. Travel, teach, show others the way if so inspired, not from the need to be followed, but from that sheer generosity of spirit that you see in children. When you come from a place that feels no lack within, the gift you give is transcendentally different.


Now I bring up patterns of abuse and victimization because of Mars´ conjunction to Thereus at 29 Cancer, and their square to Uranus at 28 Aries. A few weeks ago, I wrote on Thereus and its role in covertly perpetuating victim-abuser dynamics, especially in the domestic, familial, maternal and emotional domain. Some will be trying to play the role of abuser, often donning the mask of the nurturer-victim. And some will be trying to escape that energy, getting projected on as being the ´bully´ for not responding and holding one´s ground. That´s been going around.

If you feel the need to attack another at this time consider what you are responding to and whether you are weaponizing your emotions. If you feel attacked, consider if someone has done the same. When you feel trapped and you cannot get away from an energetic pattern, Thereus is at play.

Know that in cases like this, to quote Fleetwood Mac, sometimes the best solution is ´To Go Your Own Way´ – though that might be the absolute hardest thing to do. Negotiation does not work when a person is invested in the belief that what they feel is absolutely correct and that the other person´s views become utterly insignificant. That my friends, is a case of becoming an emotional punching bag, or doormat. There´s usually no other recourse except to walk – unless the other person is truly willing to change.

The willingness to change comes from – going back to the beginning of this piece – the willingness to be able to see the Self in a different way. And that often forces us to give up hard-earned ideas and justifications about how we see ourselves. If you can do that, you can achieve, experience and expand so much through this transit.

Several bodies in astrology such as Sphinx, Iris and Atlantis bring up a lot for us right now, especially from previous incarnations.  You may encounter many whom you have met before, especially today. Some of you may find tears and/or the symbol of the rainbow to be particularly catharthic / needed for release.

All in All, the ´solution´ to all of this is Love. It usually tends to be.

When Love is ignored, the Teacher (Sagittarius) will bring you the teaching you need  … and given current alignments – might not be a good idea to go down that route.

Just know that you deserve Love, and you have to first start by giving it to yourself.

And not trying to force another to give it to you, or expecting them to. 

Sometimes it means taking that leap of faith, or knowing when it´s better to stay on the ground.

Sometimes it means giving a person space to just be, and not needing them to be anything but themselves … 

All depends. All forms of Love.

These cosmic currents will be at play in the skies for the next 2-3 days as the Sun will also cross over Thereus and re-ignite the square to Uranus. Pay attention to what emerges.

With chaos and change comes pain … but so too does the scope for creation.

Thank you!

Please click on this link to read Dr. Bairavee´s full article and watch her video: https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/2017/07/19/shine-on-sunflower-even-when-it-hurts-grand-fire-trine-w-eris-mars-thereus-uranus-square/