Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces Sept. 18th 2010; Lightworkers start your engines.

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I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post tonight. I should actually be sleeping, but I am not remotely tired (that may change by tomorrow morning!). I decided to check into the astrology for my own transits since I have been feeling a lot of interesting energy in general today (kind of erratic; sometimes great sometimes not at all great) and I thought hmmmm I better see what’s up.

Low and behold at this moment, even as I write this post, Jupiter and Uranus are at 28 degrees Pisces (per HST) right on TOP of my Mercury; and opposite the Sun in Virgo.

I knew this conjunction was happening again (last spring the conjunction was in Aries…June 8th remember that anyone?) and I knew it was coming up soon; but I lost track given a lot of shifts in my personal life in relation to someone who (drum roll please) has Sun in Virgo 29 degrees (yes that means an impending birthday).  So my life is playing out that opposition once again, this time with the amazing planets of Jupiter and Uranus conjunct my natal Mercury (this was why I was hesitant to write anything tonight LOL, who knows where I will end up).  I have been planning on writing on the upcoming Venus retrograde coming up in a couple weeks; and I will do that but it will be a later post…sometime next week most likely. I had in all honesty not been paying attention to this latest transit in a year of OMG transits (the technical term again), well it would be more accurate to say that in the living of it I had not been studying it.

So what does this all mean? Well lets look at who is coming to the party…

Jupiter weighs in quite large and expansive, higher education, travel, abundant life; traditionally known as the “great benefic” in old astrology. It is the planet whose transits signifiy the individual reaching out to include more and more of the ALL, the Universe, the energy of the cosmos. It is also about largeness, making something big and grand. When applied to consciousness it is literally about expanding and raising consciousness. Interestingly it also relates to law and legal systems and government officials ( I say interesting because here in Hawaii we are having our state primary today, which should be interesting under this transit).

Next we have Uranus which is electric and eccentric unusual and unpredictable, lots of sudden shifts and changes occur when Uranus is strongly aspected. Uranus wants change and it wants it now thank you very much. This is great if you are up with the change but very unsettling if you were hoping for (holding on to) the structure which is up for renovation. Uranus loves the individual and freedom. It’s not at all about the status quo (unless it is in the process of over-throwing it).  It is the “expect the unexpected” kind of transit with Uranus at the helm.

So just with these two to start with we have a transit of interesting and unexpected occurrences and opportunities. There is a striving for personal freedom in ways that have not been expressed before, there is the feeling of “lets run away and join the circus” since these two planets together inspire radical quick change, not so much about sticking to responsibilities. Balance can be helpful in all this, so that people who were counting on you aren’t left in the dust wondering what hit them. Travel can figure in all of this, or sudden inspired opportunity. Now this is just in general we haven’t even gotten to where this is falling or who is across the line from it all.

The plot thickens.

So this lovely conjunction is happening in (trumpet sounds inserted here) Pisces

(the trumpets were really for me since I am Pisces Sun and Mercury…but I digress…hmm maybe that’s two ways of saying the same thing :))

In a transit the sign that it occurs in will be the one to set the energy. So this party is being brought to you by Pisces..sign of the mystic, energy, soul, oneness; also occult and vagueness, and over indulgence and escapism via various substances (ah yes there is always that). So basically this party is sounding a little like a rave. I am kind of making a joke here, but as I type this I know there is a great deal of truth to that; perhaps a rave heavy on the Trance inducing music.

Last but not least we have the last energy to join the mix, albeit more transitory. This being the Sun in Virgo in opposition. Virgo loves structure and specifics and form and control; details and service, logical progression. So this helps with bringing the energy of this Piscean transit into the physical plane. So this expansion is not just about the stuff of dreams only, it is about real life and bringing those dreams into fruition and practical application. There is also even more potential for sudden changes in ones environment, especially any that prompt the expression of personal freedom and expression; self expression is key in this transit, and with the placing of the Virgo-Piscean axis it is the balance of Spirit and Mind; Oneness and individualization of that Oneness into creative manifestation.

This conjunction is very potent. Many amazing things are available within this energy. The shifts may be sudden and electrifying, but the resulting experiences can open our eyes to new possibilities on the consciousness front; Light workers start your engines! We are talking about energies coming together to foster, literally and figuratively, a richer broader perspective; new aspects of life, radical solutions to problems that you might not have considered otherwise but Jupiter gives the courage to go for it (oh for the presentation of new forms of energy on our planet… I love the potential here). Encountering life in a larger more expansive way (Jupiter), and feeling/knowing the oneness that we all share (Pisces), and doing it in a radical/unusual sudden transformative way (Uranus), and bringing it into your real world (Virgo/Sun).

Lots of changes on all fronts. These transits will effect everyone in different ways of course, depending on their own personal chart in addition to the global experience of the planetary energies. In my case it is showing up as a totally unexpected blog post in the middle of the night which, as I read what I have written,  is making a lot of my own life make way more sense.

Go out and let yourself be who you are, expand, express, tap into the mystery and let it surprise you; even if it’s feeling sudden and unexpected look for the ghost in the machine and “Party on Garth”.

Aloha and blessings,


Cardinal Grand Cross weekend in review

So this has been a really intense weekend energetically has it not? How has it been for you?

I know that I have heard of people feeling like they are barely staying afloat; feeling like they are drowning. I have heard of people spending a lot of time in meditation. I have heard of insights being gained and realities shifting. I am guessing there are those who are blessedly just bopping along not even noticing that the house is up in the middle of a cyclone, and a lady just passed by the window and it seems as if any time now we will find ourselves well passed the boundaries of Kansas, firmly planted in OZ (and I don’t know about you but I am not even going to go look under the house for those ruby slippers). 🙂

This was according to some the opening of the Lion’s gate. I read that the Lion’s gate is a yearly cycle, although this specific one has to do with ascension and moving into the higher levels of light. I may post more on that later. The other big thing though was the Cardinal Grand cross with everybody and his brother in the mix (planet wise) really stirring up the pot. I think these are parts of the same thing of course, with each accelerating the other.

Here is an except from something that was emailed to me by a friend. The Astrologer is named Susan Miller and can be found at the Astrology Zone. These are excepts from a longer article; but it was interesting and important information on the astrology, so I though I would share some of this here as well.

“Truths will be illuminated, secrets will be exposed, and any injustices will be corrected. Under this type of configuration, we cannot deny, ignore, or hide from certain realities, but that’s good, for only then can we be energized to make things better. The cardinal cross – like eclipses – often pushes us to either end of the spectrum. That means you may find events to be either very difficult or very thrilling. Either way you will know where you stand and you will be able to plan with a greater sense of certainty.”

“This month’s cardinal cross will include Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and the transiting moon in Cancer. That’s eight heavenly bodies! The only ones not involved will be the Sun, Neptune, and Mercury. That is a large degree of participation!

“Technically, in order to have a true cardinal cross, you need to have four squares and two oppositions. You would see a perfect square box with an X in the middle. That’s a grand cross. When the group of planets involved are all cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn) you have a grand cardinal cross.
This month’s grand cardinal cross is extraordinary because it will have not four squares but ten, and not two oppositions but seven. Wow, as you see, this is a very intense cardinal cross. Looking ahead 500 years, I could not find another cardinal cross involving so many planets.

“Another remarkable feature of this cardinal cross is that each planet will be within five degrees of each another, and many will be in even tighter configuration, within a degree or so! Cardinal signs are VERY energetic and when they are found in very early degrees of zero to 1.5 degrees, like many of these planets will be, they epitomize the very life force. This is very powerful!
Furthermore – another point that astounded me – is that Mars will be at a very sensitive degree on August 6 and 7, unlocking the message of the June 26 lunar eclipse, or bringing more news to a situation that arose at that time.

“Squares are known to present obstacles, but they also help you move forward and even turn a corner. They are a necessary part of life, for they uproot us from our complacency and shake us into awareness. You may experience a big breakthrough or the final ending of a long and debilitating circumstance.

“Two particularly important planets to watch will be Saturn and Uranus, still standing approximately 180 degrees apart. Even though they had their last opposition on July 21, they are still very close. Saturn rules all that is traditional and conservative, and Uranus represents all that is new and revolutionary. As you see, these two planets are very different.

“These two began confronting each other on November 4, 2008. Since then, they have been engaging in combat, separating and retreating, engaging and now finally separating. They have not have had direct confrontation since 1965-1967, a time when society moved out of the roles and mood of the 1950’s into a much more modern time. In the USA the changes focused on the changing role of women and African Americans in our society. Often when we are participating in big change we are too busy to notice how massive things are shifting, but in hindsight it becomes clear.

“Certainly Saturn and Uranus have been keeping up the pressure to force us to decide what is valuable and to be preserved, and what is new and revolutionary and should be embraced to replace all that is outworn. As creatures of habit we tend to cling to what we know rather than try something new.”

“So in the coming week, if anything is weak and ready to break, it will. It will be obvious that the center will not hold – something has to change. Actually, that’s the good news, for extreme planetary energies like the one we are about to experience will soon display any defective parts in a relationship, project, certain investment deal, or other endeavor or part of life. Those outworn or faulty elements will either spin off quickly and be discarded, or demand fixing or advice very soon. If you were deprived of reward on any level, it may come to you now.

“Cardinal energy is not patient, so when the news its, it will demand you attend to it quickly with a sense of urgency. We all will have no choice but to act under such strong gale force winds, but let’s not forget that forceful, difficult aspects illuminate and clarify situations like none other. The universe will now take a strong hand in things to show us what we could not see for ourselves. Yet, as I have been saying, if you are with the wrong boss, the wrong sweetheart, the wrong investor, or in the wrong living situation (you name it – there are many possibilities), the cardinal cross may suddenly end that situation and help you get into a new one quickly. “

I know for myself I had bouts of internal tension at varying intervals. I have also had big shafts of light shining right through me into my world. I chose the path of coming home Friday night and doing some really chewy (the technical term :)) meditation and Theta healing on myself. I figure if this much stuff is up I might as well put it to good use and start some big ‘ol clearing. I meditate daily anyway as part of a spiritual practice that has been going on for 30 years now, but there are times when the call, or opportunity, of meditation feels like it has a capitol “M”. This was one of those weekends.

I mostly focused on looking at what my beliefs really are, and how are they effecting me today. Plus starting up an even more in depth conversation with the Universe about whether or not I am truly supported and please give me some signs of land thank-you-very-much. I got some of those signs, to my joy and relief; and so I am doing daily work to be right here right now and not jump into the potential future of what might or might not be (lions and tigers and bears oh my!).

I had a good “out-loud” conversation with God tonight, and it was strangely comforting. I normally do this quietly, but tonight out-loud seemed to be the way to go. I realized that there are levels of honesty and if I found it interesting that there can still be this desire to “look good” to God even where only my cats and I are physically present. I love that I can laugh at myself, it’s a way I grow. I can be truthful in the middle of being really silly, which is how it felt tonight saying all the things out-loud that had been running around in my brain, even if I “know” I am not supposed to be thinking/saying/pondering them. I am a teacher and I know better right? Well Thank the powers that be we all change and grow all the time.

I have decided once again though, that if we do indeed create our reality based on our beliefs, then that means that we really do get to do that very thing. Therefore in my reality I get to have a God(dess) that hears me and loves me and totally understands me and answers me no matter how I am feeling when I start the conversation.

This may seem like an odd thing to say but I find our ability to create new rules when the old ones go out the window, is pretty impressive. Such as the rule that I find popping up sometimes which says God only hears you and answers when your consciousness is up high enough and you are positive enough. Which is oddly reminiscent of replacing the idea of being “sinful” with being “negative”, but having it essential fill the same role. LOL. OK in some ways they are similar in that sin=missing the mark (it is a term that originally came from archery having to do with missing the mark, or coming up short) and being “negative” is simply another way to miss the mark of where we want to be; so that I suppose that is reasonable.

However I am going to keep the idea of the God/Universe who loves us and listens and responds even in our “broken times”; otherwise I am keeping myself from my source at the very times I most need to remember that connection. How often do we cut ourselves off at the times we need it most, waiting to be in a better place before we ask? It’s like cleaning the house before the house cleaner comes over, what’s the point? If God/the Universe is All and is everywhere present, then wouldn’t that mean it is right where we each are all the time; even in the times when we are twirling around in the winds of change?

I was reminded tonight (during my conversation) that things can only happen in the now they are happening in. Which means that I can ask all day for something to happen in the future (and I do believe it does get created energetically in the moment we put our attention on it) but it will take coming into that place in time that I now see as future for that darn thing to actually manifest! Which is to say that it is counterproductive to ask for something to happen next Monday and worry all week because it hasn’t happened yet; when indeed it’s something that can only actually happen on Monday!! Funny funny humans!

So once again I am brought to present time and to appreciating what I have in-this-moment, and when I hear that voice that says but… but… I go back to appreciating what I have in-this-moment (rinse and repeat); because often what I have in this moment is quite good; it’s the fear that something will be lost, or not gained l-a-t-e-r that often throws us all off kilter. The paradox is, the times I have been right in the middle of some kind of experience that I might want to label “yuck” (so technical I know) I am totally OK in the midst of it…and I have made it through.

I am finding so much juice in all of this, I have been listening more intently, really tuning into that guidance, not taking things for granted. This is a very good thing.

So how has your weekend been? Any insights gained?

(oh and by the way Mercury is going retrograde in a couple weeks…but I am thinking walk in the park after all this…waddya say?) 🙂

Aloha and Blessings,


The energetic weather ~ Erika Ginnis

So much is happening. I am sure that is not lost on anyone, no matter what level you tend to observe things from.

It is like there are layers of shifting energies trading places each day. This means that as soon as you get used to one configuration that the very next day you will be presented with another variation, and so on. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all, but it is completely different from what we have been used to (myself included).

The concept of “resting on your laurels” is SO not going to fly at this time, it’s the time to pay attention to what you are feeling and listen to your intuition and find ways of relaxing and drifting within the ever changing landscape of your emotional and energetic systems. Use all the techniques you know and have learned, take them out of the box, dust them off and use them daily.

It reminds me of how some substances become more fluid as you heat them. The energy is such, especially right now, that it is acting as a catalyst in much the same way heat does; it is increasing vibration, all those little molecules are dancing their little hearts out, and so are changing shape, becoming less static and more pliable.

This is an awesome thing as structures which used to feel so very rigid are starting to melt a bit. This applies to both inside and outside of us (if there really even is an outside…some would say not) everything is adjusting, finding a new level. The crux of this though, is that when something becomes more pliable then one must find stability in a new way. The former “hard” scaffolding is giving way to the architecture beneath; and that design is constantly in a state of becoming.

That is great on so many levels, and completely disconcerting on a whole lot of other levels.

How do you find stability, how do you move without moving, how do you trust the chair will be there when you sit down to rest?

Garden, make love, find a reason to smile, listen to a song that you used to totally like but haven’t taken the time to listen to for-e-v-e-r, talk to a good friend and tell them what is really happening with you, find connection when you realize that we are all taking this ride together, imagine things are better than you even think they are, use your imagination to your advantage…

Trust that the Universe or God/dess if you will, has “focal-ized” and become individualized as you on purpose. This is not an accident. God wanted to show up as you; It wanted to have the experience as you that only you can and do have. Turn to that truest part of you, and find out who you are; not the fears and worries part, not the “what will they think of me” part, but the deep deep hidden ocean of you; the internal harmonic of you. Let that be the structure that gives you form.

I do not believe that the Universe gave birth to us and then was all “OH NO, this is a mistake, lets try to gather all of that back up into myself right away”. I think it is more like Yee Haw wow look what I/We can do, and so when we let ourselves relax into that actual connection (or extension which I think is a better image) then we realize that our power/energy/creativity as spirit is limitless. I mean seriously limitless. Because that which is all power is our power, that which we would look to is actually also what we are; not in a “we are all alone” kind of way, but in a open up your heart and open up your third chakra let go of your fear of power, kind of way.

This is the time.

The lie is that we are separate, or ever truly could be; the lie is that there is really anything in opposition to us; that we have to go it alone battling all the challenges with a limited battery pack of energy. I believe that if God is anywhere God has to be everywhere, and so God is right where we are. We are the action part of God, Gods hands if you will. I mean us as spirit in a body, I mean us as we are an individualized point of focus of God, each one of us. How differently would we live our lives if we totally embodied that idea? How differently would I live my life coming from that place more often?

In order to do that I have to change my cosmology. I am being invited by the Universe to envision a God/dess that is loving as opposed to judgmental; enthusiastic as opposed to jealous; constantly unfolding instead of static. A Power and Presence that revels in every success and every solution and every new thought that occurs in any dimension at any time in any place; that truly never worries because it knows that it is the supreme author of Love, and well… it is God and the ALL that IS.

It is a time of choices, of finding out what your true path is in this moment and finding a way to get into sync with it.  The astrology is pretty intense right now (this surprises no one I am sure 🙂 ) and it is calling for big changes, letting go of what does not serve you and embracing what does;  doing it on purpose so that you are part of the process, not just going along for the ride.

You and I are not doing this all on our own, there is help and assistance, and guidance whenever you ask for it and look for it.

There are great waves of energy flowing through all of this; one thing is for certain ~ the Surf is definitely up!

That’s all for tonight…more later, or course,  since each day is a totally different color palate and so brings out different ideas.

Aloha and Blessings,



Mercury going retrograde…keep breathing

Just a quick note to remind you all that Mercury (planet of communication, technology, travel etc.) is going retrograde within a week. I have seen different times listed, but in Hawaii time zone it goes retrograde on the April 18th and direct on May 12th.

Regardless, we are definitely in the shadow of Mercury right now (oh so very much yes!).  I can feel it myself and I am having conversations with people (friends and clients both) who are already feeling it. This retrograde will be in Taurus the entire time, so there will be a lot of time to revisit ideas of support, security, finances, and also concepts of sensuality (Taurus is a very sensual sign!).

It’s a good idea to triple check forms, be even clearer than normal about communication, and allow more time for travel.

Mercury in retrograde is all about review, revisit, revise, renew, recreate (catching the “re” theme there?). It’s a great time to edit and see things you missed before. Retrograde periods can allow us an opportunity to catch up with ourselves (since going forward at our normal clip is usually not really possible);  to find out what we have missed internally in our mad dash for the finish line (whatever that means for us today). How do we feel? What needs to be heard,  to be said, to be redone?

It can be an exciting time and/or a challenging time, and it effects everyone differently. If you have Mercury retrograde in your own birth chart then it is usually a much easier experience. I look at retrogrades less fatalistically than I used to, and now I look for what I can do rather than what I can’t; this is an excellent time for meditation for example! I also try to be somewhat practical as well, and make sure things are backed up (blog, books, computers, ?) before it goes stationery retrograde.

Chaos can be incredibly creative,  so perhaps embracing the nonlinear experience of a Mercury retrograde, will allow us to visit places that we would have normally missed, and see things of value that were overlooked before.

Join me in remembering through all the changes, to just keep breathing!

Blessings and Aloha ~Erika