Avoidance is not a boundary

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Lessons learnt in the recent Mercury Retrograde cycle in Pisces…& lez be real, whenever we encounter gaslighting & ghosting on the daily. Avoidance leaves situations open to misinterpretation & energetic attachments that drain our energy.

Boundaries don’t have to be a hard wall, keeping out challenges that can ultimately be rewarding. They are flags of freedom, stating to all parties where we draw a line in the sand. They let us know respectful parameters & also alert us when someone continually crosses them.

Hard conversations are never easy, but they’re well worth it when you value the relationships you’re growing or moving away from.

Sensitive freight

Sensetive freight

 

Life is just one continuous transition. There are no breaks & not one single destination. Even the ‘breaks’ are stations reorienting us from one point to the next…to the next…

 

There’s a lot of activity in the sky this week that can stir up lots of feels & frustrations. There’s also the desire to make sense of the most recent Mercury Retrograde cloud that passed through & hung heavy.

 

Being at the halfway point of this years Eclipse Seasons we have lights illuminating the road both back & forth. When / if the heavy feels land, take them as a sign post for things that are amidst transition ~ we need to create space for the new to come in by acknowledging & releasing the old. 

 

Control is an illusion that keeps us in stuck states, so denying ourselves direct contact with our vulnerabilities & sensitivity can only create frustrating road blocks. There’s no hurry & nowhere to go!

 

Neptune v’s Capitalism

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Resistance is futile, enjoy the ride.

 

This recent Mercury Rx cycle ended with the messenger snuggled up to mystical, nebulous Neptune. If retrograde times themselves aren’t enough to throw us off, sealing the deal with Neptune only intensified this.

 

The effects continuing this week have left many of us feeling cloudy & indecisive while lacking vitality & clear direction. Sound familiar? 🤔

 

It’s these moments, these potent astrological signatures, that are clear cosmic reminders that Capitalism is man-made & intrusive on our natural rhythms. The desire to achieve, to strive for survival is innate, but aligning our worth with ‘success’ & ‘progress’ is not. Why is it so hard to rest & DO nothing? How much did you push against this tide, only to feel more confused & dissatisfied? When we DO nothing, the only thing we can ‘do’ is just be. It’s in these precious moments that we can truly hear the messages.

 

 If we lived in a society where we were encouraged to make our life’s work something we’re good at or enjoy, the very fabric of society would be different. We would ‘work’ because we enjoy it, because it’s fulfilling, because we’re contributing. We would ‘work’ to our abilities, not a stock standard that exhausts us & pits us against each other. We wouldn’t have to stop & create time to check in, we’d be an expression of the rhythm of life itself. The indoctrination that we need to work to eat, to survive, to feel worthy are the sharp teeth of capitalism that eat away at our vitality & take us away from what we’re here to share.

 

We’re not out of this shadow phase until April 17, so these learnings are still being filtered through. With Saturn & Pluto as watchdogs over the south node traveling through Capricorn, we’re shedding more than the ideologies of capitalism. We have to address our own fears, our own beliefs & support of systems that uphold the things that inevitably hurt us.

 

Neptune allows us to view the ideal, to quest back to source. While it might not change overnight, each choice we make alters the entire vibration of the Universe. How’s THAT for personal responsibility?

 

2018 Astrology workshop

Working with the Astrology of 2018

 

Astro Workshop add

With Venus taking us down to the Underworld in her pentacle creating retrograde cycle, and Mercury throwing us for a loop when it retrogrades in Sagittarius & Scorpio…while the Eclipse Cycle is changing signs…

…how do we keep going forward when the planets are taking us backwards?

 

What is this workshop about?

In this workshop, Dru will walk you through the astrological events of each month remaining in 2018.

It will offer you tools for how to work with the planets via understanding of where they are kicking up dust in your own chart.

We will break down the meaning of retrograde cycles, eclipse seasons, what it means to have both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and what all this intense planetary activity is building toward.

Participants who sign up will each receive a workbook tailored to their own astrological chart.

 

Sign up!

Sign up to have your chart included in workshop examples.

Limited drop-in spots available.

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Cost & Time

$45

Sept 24th @7pm

2 hour workshop + workbook

 

Location:

Neighborhood Quality Goods

4301 Main St, Vancouver, BC

 

Who is Dru Ish?

You can read all about me here, or come say hi in person, which is always preferable.

 

What’s happening in 2018?

September

~ Saturn retrograde – direct in Capricorn

~ Pluto retrograde in Capricorn

~ Uranus retrograde in Taurus

~ Neptune retrograde in Pisces

 

October:

~ Pluto retrograde – direct in Capricorn

~ Venus retrograde in Scorpio to Libra

~ Uranus retrograde in Taurus

~ Neptune retrograde in Pisces

 

November

~ Venus retrograde – direct in Libra

~ Mercury retorgrade in Sagittarius

~ Uranus retrograde changing signs from Taurus to Aries

~ Neptune retrograde – direct in Pisces

~ Jupiter moves into Sagittarius

~ The Eclipse cycle changes signs

 

December

~ Mercury retrograde – direct in Scorpio

~ Uranus retrograde in Aries

~ Why staying in on NYE is a better idea this year

 

Everyone of all levels of Astrological understanding are welcome.

 

Limited spots.

Sign up now!

 

Merk Perks

 

When you board a cross~country train while Mercury’s retrograde wearing a Mercury~Gemini shirt & the train leaves 7 HOURS late & your seat is facing backwards…so you’re literally retrograding through retrograde season…& then you look out the other window & the universe paints your thoughts in letters on the neighbouring train.
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#couldntevenmakeitup #mercperks#surrender #wearemagic#mercuryretrograde #marsretrograde#sagittariuslife #traveldiaries#astrologyinaction #viarail #viarailcanada

#gemini Zodiac shirt by @jfancydesigns@psychicsister @inkknifepress#jfancyxpsychicsister

The lights are on but no one’s home

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Mercury, Saturn & Pluto are all pretty much stationary right now ~ they’re slowing down to either turn retrograde or go direct. It’s luminal space & it’s thick in the air.
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This phase can feel like we’re stuck in-between ~ not going forward or backwards, frustrated & lacking clear direction.

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The soundtrack plays ‘the lights are on but no one’s home’ ~ so don’t push it. Let this be your own personal 🖕🏼 to capitalism that’s always telling us to GO & be ON. Find yr way to make peace with not knowing right now. It will pass.
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#stuckinthemidlewithyou #liminalspace#retrogradeseason #mercuryretrograde#everythingretrograde #astrology
📸 by @scott_ko38 #emptysignsproject

Merc Perks

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Is this Mercury retrograde over yet or WHAT?! It seems to be taking foreverrrrrrrrrrr…..
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This Aries season has been driven by the force of Capricorn since it began! 😢 This retrograde period is a great example of how different Aries & Capricorn are, but also what can be achieved when they work together.
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Aries is hot & fiesty, impulsive & ready to face any challenge that allows it to express courage! 💥⚡️💥
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Capricorn, equally driven by a challenge, is more pragmatic in its approach, patient & persistent. 🌱🌳🍂
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Put them together & you get controlled fire. 🛠🔥🔥🔥🛠
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The ruler of Aries & this retrograde phase, Mars, is in slow & steady Capricorn. It’s kinda like driving up hill in a low gear; you know you’re gunna get there, but not in a hurry.
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MERC PERKS: If you’re tearing your hair out waiting for something, or impatiently hurrying projects that are telling you they need more time, you can best use this energy constructively: Make plans for when the energy shifts, create strategy around obstacles & apply some patience & wisdom to anything that’s standing in your way…because there’s a LOT more energy in Capricorn right now & Grandma has been around the block more than any Aries spring chicken! #listentothelessons .
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Respect your elders, yes, but also respect the fire & creativity you have inside you that is asking for dedication, guidance & care. You deserve that & the end product will have the stamp of sustainability instead of burnout.
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You can get your Aries t-shirt from @psychicsister – designed by 💘 @jfancydesigns @inkknifepress#jfancyxpsychicsister .
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#mercperks – shout out to @lipstick_lezzie
#listentograndma #ariesisfirstoutthegate#capricornisneverlate #ariesseason #aries#caricorn #cardinalfire#mercuryretrograde #capricorncluster#marsincapricorn #whenthegenetalstalk#fire #spark #ariestshirt #astrology#druish

Retrograde loop

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As Mercury stations retrograde, I’m noticing a repetition of issues arising from the Venus Retrograde cycle this time last year. Are you?
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Venus retrograde in Aries 2017 was a hella time. How could we forget!? The descent into the underworld of our own worth posed hard questions about the fine line between our own needs and our needs with an other: #ariesproblems. Facing our shadow, we walked the razors edge toward redemption and self-determination, meeting Chiron deep in the pool of collective pain and wounding, only to arise again with a new definition of self and initiative in relationship. PHEW!

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It was a lot, and what I’m noticing with Mercury covering that same terrain right now is that unresolved issues from that time are arising…the questions that were unanswered are on the table again, and Aries’ need for space, independence & initiative is HOT!

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Wherever Aries is in your chart is where this dust is being kicked up. Retrograde times are not to be feared, it’s a time to tie up loose ends, to identify those things that aren’t working for you and to realign yourself with your own path #ariesstyle
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So, what came up this time last year in the Venus retrograde cycle? What patterns are you seeing re-emerge at this time that need tending to? What is self-determination for you personally and in your relationships? What can’t you ignore anymore? If you had to be the Fool and jump right now, what would that look like? What do you need?
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Mercury and the Sun will cross paths on April 1st – and you get to define what it means to be the Fool. There are other folks who are more versed on Tarot than I am who could speak to Fool energy in relation to this Aries season & I’d love to hear about it! WHAT IS THE FOOL CARD ABOUT & HOW CAN WE EMBRACE IT AT THIS TIME?! @meowlchemist @dreamy.sea@magichourastrology @aliawalston@abbeyjadetarot 🔮
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#TRUSTYOURSELF #connectingthedots#7dayfool #retrogradeloop#retrogradeboomerang #thefool#ariesseason #venusretrograde2017#retrograde #Venusinaries #Mercuryinaries#mercuryretrograde #Venusretrograde#aries #aprilfools #astrology #druish

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Aries shirt by @jfancydesigns @psychicsister @inkknifepress   #jfancyxpsychicsister 💓

Mercury Retrograde highlights white supremacy

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This!
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This #mercuryretrograde is in #virgo . SMACK. BANG. IN. THE. MIDDLE. OF. ECLIPSE. SEASON. Virgo rules digestion. It governs the assimilation, dissection & processing of information. It’s an earth sign that wants to materialise, manifest & produce something from what it assimilates. .
This means that we’re dealing with our own shit. The #eclipse is highlighting aspects of ourselves, our society, our communities that are hard to look at. What’s being exposed can be hard to digest…both personally & publicly…& yet sitting in our own shit is the only way out of it.
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This white supremacist dialogue is not in an American vacuum. Not growing up in America & not being American I am all too aware of the dominant American agenda & rhetoric. But this is more than that. This time, these events, these revelations, this exposure can be utilised for the benefit of everyone. .
This eclipse is traveling across the US, highlighting the shit, giving us all opportunity to see how complicit we are, wherever we are.
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Virgo has amazing powers of discernment that are best used in service to others. It’s no coincident that this is all happening right now. Holding on to your shit is toxic, & anyone who’s healed anything knows that you have to dive deep before you can reemerge. Mercury Rx is a time to reevaluate, reassess, relearn. Take the time to thoroughly digest what is coming up & make use of what you learn.

@wildmysticwoman #respost
This is as true of our spiritual journey as it is of our sacred activism and dismantling systems of oppression.
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Critics of my open letter to spiritual white women on white supremacy have accused me of fueling hatred, shame, division and reverse racism (!) through the points I have made in my letter. However I know that at no point did I say anything to the effect of ‘I hate white women’ or ‘white women should be ashamed of themselves’. As I mentioned at the beginning of the letter, the vast majority of the women I serve through my business happen to be white women. I wrote this letter not as an accusation, but as an invitation…Please read full post @wildmysticwoman ~ #fuckwhitesupremacy#thisisourshit