The last month or so has been one rockin' wild ride here on Planet Earth, filled with whirlwinds and weirdings ... as in things being seriously weird, peculiar, wacky.
If you've felt like you'd taken crazy pills, without a clue as to whether they were the Red Pill or the Blue Pill, you'll know what I mean.
We've had a high-pressure astrological setup; the intense 5th day and 5th night phase in the Mayan setup; and earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and solar flares in the Nature setup.
Amidst this, or perhaps a reflection of it, we've seen an array of economic and political dramas, posturings, and hissy fits.
If you're one of the 'volunteer souls' * or what I'm calling the Transformation Tribe (more on that soon...stay tuned), then you've likely felt the energetic ups and downs, and experienced more than a few weirdings.
In the terms of astrology archetypes, we've experienced what astrologer Elsa Panizzon of ElsaElsa called a "freakish grand cross" with potentials for "vicious, whiplash change" -- a kind of archetypal pressure cooker involving the potent energies and themes of Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto, along with Mercury Retrograde just to spice up the weirding even more.
That might have felt like being inside a tornado, with debris and shrapnel flying everywhere, while you were wrapped tight in a strait-jacket with a fire burning under your feet. Get the picture? Waaaaaa-hoo!
During the last few weeks, some Transformation Tribe peeps reported feeling restless, with unusual waves of vertigo, in the days prior to the earthquake felt along the East coast, and then very fatigued last week, starting just after the quake and moving right on through the hurricane/tropical storm aftermath.
Like some of you who reported in, I could hardly keep my eyes open, bowed to the need for highly unusual (for me) afternoon naps, and was sleeping very deeply.
Such things are usually a sign that the 'Earth Oracles' and energy receivers and transmuters of the Tribe are busily receiving, translating, and transmuting both cosmic energies and the denser, fear-and-angst energies from the collective consciousness.
Another commonality, based on my own experience and other peep-reports coming in, is feeling even more detached from 'old paradigm' rules and motivators that drove your life for so long.
It's like whatever tether might have still been holding you to a role of 'Good Daughter (or Son) of the Patriarchy/Matrix' is hanging on by a thread now or snapped altogether.
After having it come up in your face, you find yourself asking, more and more, "Why bother?" doing things out of duty to (and thus help to prop up and prolong) a dying, corrupt, psychopathic system?
If there have been aspects of your self holding on to The Good Girl/Boy System-Supporter archetype, playing small, toning down, or avoiding true authenticity so you'll be 'acceptable' to those still adhering to the old paradigm, those beliefs and aspects of self are coming up in the mirror now so that you can see them clearly and choose authenticity because it's getting harder and harder to fake it.
For many of you, the last month or so may have had you suddenly facing and defusing major, even life-long fears, or dealing with sudden changes that -- even though they came up shockingly fast -- had a feeling of rightness or inevitability about them.
To this already peculiar and intense mix, add the 'change and destruction' (Uranus, Pluto) themes from the Mayan 5th day and 5th night, and the super-accelerated frequency (aka 'time's really flying now!'), and well, yeah, it's something.
Seriously; it's no wonder we're sleeping deeply and feeling nappish in the afternoons!
We're processing, clearing, and transmuting old energies, patterns, and beliefs, and at the same time, receiving new frequencies and guidance. We're walking a path that we can't always see, though we have an intuitive awareness of it ... an inner compass-point, pulling us forward. Step by step, intuited snippet by intuited snippet.
That's been part of the gig, and one of the reasons that, as 'volunteer souls', you've been 'on purpose' since you were born, whatever else you might have done, or be doing, along the way.
All in all, it's part of the greater shift, the transformation of the ages in which we're taking part, with great changes and potentials for expansion of unity and Love (vs. separation and fear) consciousness. There's a big difference, and we're feeling the friction between the two now.
More soon, including some new things brewed up for my Feminine Mojo peeps and the Transformation Tribe.
And you can always email me or visit Ivy Sea Online to schedule energy-intuitive and/or Get Sparked sessions to help you access your center and gain clarity to navigate the storm.
Until then, surf well.
Image Credits: Satellite of Irene & Company and tornado-plus-lightning from NOAA, U.S. government (public domain image); Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory"; barbed wire 'on the fence' from Jenny Downing, and foggy pier from Eduardo Mineo, both via Spiral Galleries and Creative Commons. Many thanks.
* Note: 'Volunteer Souls' is a term used by Dolores Cannon, whose work surfaced a group of people who shared a common purpose for being here on the planet at this time.