Your Thoughts and Words are Powerful Spells You Cast Every Moment of Every Day. What Are You Creating?
In just one day from the time I am writing this, Mars stations direct in Gemini. It's been retrograde, or in review mode, since October 30th.
Mars is "the warrior," the planet of the self, action, initiation, assertion, motivation, and passion. It rules over how we go after what we want, how we assert and stand up for ourselves, how we confront, our personal boundaries, and even our anger when we feel our boundaries have been violated and crossed.
Gemini is the mutable Mercury-ruled air sign of thoughts, thinking, ideas, connection, information (both opinion and fact), and words, expression, and communication.
Meanwhile, Mercury, ruler of Gemini and Mars in Gemini, is currently retrograde in earth sign Capricorn, stationing direct just a week after Mars on January 18th, bringing our review of thinking, expression, and communication that's been on since 12/29 to a close.
As these two linked retrogrades wrap up, we have an opportunity for profound realization around how much power our thoughts and words and how we choose to express and assert ourselves truly have.
Do you know that you are a powerful creator, creating every moment of every day, and that your mind - your thoughts, and your words - is the main tool by which you work this magic?
One of the very first things I teach my Creatrix Coaching clients is this: your mind is a tool that must be in service to your heart.
Your heart, your higher guidance, your intuition guides you, and then your mind is the instrument by which you create in alignment with your heart. It's easy to tell when you have got these things in reverse order because this is when your brain begins spinning out and you are anxious and uncertain, because you are trying to take action while disconnected from your guiding light, your heart, and thus when you are ungrounded - you are not "on your throne."
The solution? Just add water....
Let me show you what I mean....
These are all examples of the work of Masaru Emoto, who created the New York Times bestseller, "The Hidden Messages in Water."
These images show water molecules under a microscope before words were spoken over them, and also after, showing the results of both kind and loving words and unkind and harsh words.
You can see the power of your thoughts and words clearly in these images - of ALL of our thoughts and words.
And now, as Mars and Mercury retrograde come to a close between January 12th and January 18th, is the perfect time to really take in just how much effect your moment-to-moment thoughts and words truly have and to set an intention for claiming more of your power moving forward by using your words and thoughts intentionally to create more of what you desire to experience in your life and see in the world.
These images and Emoto's work are not the only reason I am saying "just add water," though....
On mid-December 2022 into March 2023 we have a special over-arching astrological dynamic at play indicating water is the solution to what feels block and stuck in our lives.
Specifically, the energetic element that the sign energy of Cancer, cardinal water, brings.
For these months beginning 2023, we have a cardinal T-square, that's 3 planets in 3 separate cardinal signs all making 90° angles to each other - Ceres in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and Jupiter in Aries.
A T-square is like three cars at a four-way stop, and no one can figure out who is going first so they are all just sitting there in "gridlock," with the energies all at impasses with each other.
This is a dynamic aspect that requires us to put effort into growing and overcoming the energetic impasse it brings to our lives.
This particular energetic impasse involves Libra (cardinal air), Capricorn (cardinal earth), and Aries (cardinal fire). Cardinal signs are the signs of initiation - they are all the signs that begin our four seasons.
The key here is to focus on the one that is NOT being activated by a planet - the cardinal water of Cancer.
To work the energetic alchemy to bring balance into our lives where this T-square is creating an imbalance and stuck energy, we need to consciously focus on cultivating the energy of Cancer in our lives.
Cancer is the energy of the mother, intuition, emotional security, belonging, safety, nurturing, sheltering, accepting, family/tribe, acceptance, allowance, and connection.
Here's the deal:
From now into March, this T-square as Ceres (an asteroid/dwarf planet taking on the characteristic of the mother goddess Ceres/Demeter, goddess of the harvest and fertility) goes retrograde in Libra, can have us collectively feeling a sense of lack and insecurity.
The more we can liberally cultivate the nurturing mother energy of Cancer - of belonging, of safety, of being taken care of and "fed" - in ourselves and our lives through March, the more we will be able to expertly balance this energetic impasse and bring flow back into our lives using energetic alchemy.
And that includes your thoughts and words.
And it's not just the T-square on now through March.
If you've been following me, you already know that 2023 doesn't really kick in until end of March....
As this year began, we still had three planets retrograde - Mars, Mercury, and Uranus. In the second half of January, these three planets will resume forward motion, essentially taking off the brakes in our lives and allowing us to move forward.
Mars only goes retrograde every 2 years, and in Gemini it is tied to Mercury (ruler of Gemini) retrograde in Capricorn.
Mercury's retrograde in Capricorn December/January carries extra weight because it is the last time Mercury will retrograde in Capricorn with Pluto present there, because on March 23rd, Pluto is moving into Aquarius. This is extra significant because Pluto brings death and rebirth style transformation to wherever it is transiting, and it has been in Capricorn, sign of social systems, financial systems, infrastructure, government, and even the patriarchy, since 2008, and it will be transiting Aquarius into 2044. For you personally, this transformation has applied to whatever are of life or house Capricorn rules in your chart.
Mercury's current retrograde on a deeper level has been assisting us in reviewing/processing/digesting our transformative experience of Pluto in Capricorn in our lives between 2012 and 2022 - especially 2015-2017. And yes, this includes our collective experience of the pandemic. We are processing to bring closure and be able to fully release the past now so we are free to fully move forward by end of March.
The thing is, it isn't just about the cardinal T-square or these three planets stationing direct in the last two weeks of January.
March brings the activator and agitator Mars FINALLY moving out of Gemini, where it has been since late August, and into Cancer. Because Mars has been retrograde in Gemini since 10/30, its transit of the sign is quadruple the normal length, and wherever Mars is in your chart, it stirs, activates, and agitates. This goes double when it is retrograde and in review mode. So Mars out of Gemini and into Cancer in forward motion in March is indeed a big energetic shift in all of our lives.
Then, in mid-March, Saturn leaves Aquarius and moves into Pisces. Saturn changes signs every 2 1/2 years, and it entered Aquarius in March 2020 not long after its conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn in late 2019. All of this was directly tied to the pandemic. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction was when the virus code was first publicly posted, like down to the minute, and Saturn, (restriction, fear, loss, authority, rules, illness, death) into Aquarius (circulation, humanitarianism, lungs) was when lockdown officially began in many places of the world. So, Saturn getting out of the signs it is so strong in, Capricorn and Aquarius, where it has been since 2018, and into Pisces is going to be another extremely significant shift for us both personally and collectively. Adding to that, as of mid-October, Saturn concluded its fourth and final square to Uranus in Taurus, and that concluded for the next decade or so an ongoing series of Saturn challenging outer planets that's been happening for years now.
This is part of the reason Uranus direct this year on January 22nd is so potent.
Uranus brings change, typically through unexpected disruption and upheaval, but it brings the future. It wants to break free of the status quo. It wants innovative solutions. Uranus stations retrograde and direct every year, but this time when it resumes forward motion halfway through its transit of Taurus that's been on since 2018, it doesn't have Saturn waiting there to challenge it. In fact, Saturn in Pisces will eventually in the next two years be making a supportive aspect to the Great Awakener as it finally gets down to real business without the hold ups in Taurus.
Then, to really wrap things up and launch us into "the new" that 2023 is bringing, on March 23rd, Pluto makes its big move out of Capricorn and into Aquarius.
How to Action This Info & Insight in Your Life....
As a coach professionally trained in hypnotherapy (the subconscious mind) who also brings in astrology (energetic dynamics within and without) into my Creatrix Coaching sessions, I know the importance of both creating the opening and perspective shift with new information and inspiration AND taking this a step further by finding ways to anchor this new into our lives through taking action to create new habits and ways of being in the world with this new information.
With this in mind, I'm going to give you some ways to action this info and insight into your life starting right now.
1. Journaling Prompts:
First, here are a few journaling prompts to help you go deeper with this.
~ What are my default, habitual, auto-pilot thoughts and phrases I find myself thinking and saying every day. Are they supportive and helpful, or not so much? What feelings do these thoughts and words create in my body, and what is the resulting default behavior? What typically triggers these thoughts/feelings for me?
~ What came up in my life around the week of August 20th? (When Mars first entered Gemini and the house/area of life Gemini rules for you personally.)
~ What came up in my life between August 22nd and October 30th? (Mars in the preshadow of its retrograde, making the first pass over the degrees it would backtrack over.)
~ What has come up for me to review - what's been coming up from my past or on my mind - around boundaries, self-assertion, expression of anger, and directly stating and going after my needs and desires - since October 30th? (Especially around thoughts, words, and expression/communication - this is what Mars retrograde in Gemini has been reviewing.)
~ Have I noticed feeling low energy/vitality and lack of drive, motivation, and clarity of direction since October 30th in general? (Mars retrograde means the energy of Mars has turned inward in our lives - we likely will feel low energy, confused, and lacking in direction and purpose during this time, because it is a time of reviewing and regrouping rather than of pushing forward.)
~ What came up in my thoughts, memories, and/or dreams, and/or what people or situations came back into my life between 12/12 and 12/29, especially having to do with transformative life events between 2012 and 2022. (Mercury in the preshadow of its current retrograde in Capricorn, helping us mentally process the events that occurred when Pluto in Capricorn transited those degrees over the past decade, as Pluto prepares to leave Cap and move into Aquarius in March.)
~ What came up for me in these areas on January 7th that specifically tied back to 2015-2017 in my life? (January 7th was Mercury cazimi, or Mercury making its inferior retrograde conjunction to the sun, light of consciousness. This is the heart of the retrograde and the "aha moment," when the sun sheds light or grants wisdom to Mercury, ruler of the mind. This is insight, and in this case it has to do specifically with what Pluto was doing at this degree of Capricorn. It was there from 2015 to 2017.)
~ What am I processing and digesting now with new awareness and understanding from the past decade of my life so that I can bring closure to it and free myself to move forward completely unencumbered by these past events and experiences?
~ Where am I feeling a sense of lack, not enough, or insecurity in my life right now, especially around resources of any kind?
~ How can I cultivate the cardinal water energy of Cancer in my life between now and March? (The energy of the mother, belonging, emotional safety and security, being taken care of, tended to, held, connected, nurtured, and fed.). (What thoughts, activities, actions create these feelings for me in my daily life?)
2. A Powerful Practice to Help You Anchor Words as Spells Into Your Daily Life:
We anchor new ideas and beliefs and ways of being into our lives by both changing our default everyday thinking habits AND by backing that up with new supportive behaviors and actions. It takes both to effectively create change in our lives, because we have to replace the old habits with new habits.
A perfect way to really bring this home in your life is to do Masaru Emoto's "rice experiment" for yourself, because you'll get to see the effects of your energy, thoughts, and words in action, right before your eyes.
Emoto's work shows that human thoughts and intentions have a direct and undeniable affect on physical reality - on life itself.
Here's what to do:
1) First cook rice in water (so the rice absorbs the water, as water is the key here).
2) Cool the rice and divide it evenly between 3 glass jars with lids (so the rice inside is easily visible).
3) Write ‘I love you’ on one jar, ‘I hate you’ on the second and nothing on the last one. (You could use different phrases, but the idea is one gets supportive, loving, appreciative energy, one gets criticism/hostile energy, and the third one essentially gets ignored and denied any attention at all - it is neglected completely.)
4) Spend at least 30 seconds, twice a day, consciously sending out negative or positive thoughts towards the respective jars of rice.
5) Do this for at least 30 days, but 3 months to 6 months will provide even more powerful results and also give you more time to really download this new habit of being conscious of what energy you are broadcasting during your day.
I would love to hear your feedback on this article, including the journal prompts and exercise, if you found it helpful, and why!
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