The Weird In The Air

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I have absolutely no clue how I am plugged in to the Universe while sitting in my little corner of the world studiously ignoring it.

There is some major energy afoot and not just because the current Mercury Retrograde is in Pisces. I’m no astrology expert but I can feel the energy shifting and churning.

I would love to share every crazy thing that happened here this week, but then we would have a novelette on our hands so let me broad brush it and then make some suggestions as to what you might be experiencing so you don’t get blindsided.  If you’ve already been blindsided in the last two weeks, then at least you’ll have an explanation for the craziness in your own life.  It’s been taking people by storm.

A major theme coming about now is Surrender

Everyone has been telling me their stories this past week, and everyone has been feeling alone.  So I’m here to tell you, you’re not.  We’re all in this thing together.

A few of the stories I’ve heard about are an amazing and unexpected resolution to a court case, a horrific unexpected verbal attack by a long term friend, unexpected devestating medical news, long held family secrets coming out unexpectedly, and a lot of unexpected deaths.  Key word: unexpected.

Here are some of the things you should be on the alert for:

  • You may find yourself having a terrible time making decisions.
  • There’s a lot of energy around people from the past who have “done you wrong” or who are mounting surprise attacks.
  • Expect people to be sensitive
  • Old things you’d long thought buried coming up to suprise you for one last go round.People react in unexpected ways that shock you.

Basically, expect your history to come smack you in the face for one last go round and release.

Whatever needed to be cleared out is going to bubble up and you are going to practically be forced to handle it.

This would be a really good time to practice daily grounding so that the murky energy doesn’t overcome you and you can operate out of some place of clarity before responding or taking action. There’s a lot that is going to get cleared out of your system over the next few weeks, if you will create a space to allow it.

It feels to me like that is the reason for all of the conflict I’ve been having with the ancillary people in my life, some of whom have really surprised me with how much they have changed to the good, and others who continue to throw out circular negativity and give me the opportunity to disengage and come to my own peace of mind.

I’ve noticed that just as we start to hit the “overwhelm” button, help is coming automatically.  It’s like the universe is saying,”We hear you, this is too much, so if you are willing to release this and let it go, we will provide all the assistance you need.”  Be on the lookout for support from unexpected quarters, at just the right time.

After you’ve agreed to release it, it feels a bit like being an observer rather than a participant.  You’ve released yourself from engagement.  The dynamics in relationships will change, at least from your side, just like you released energy by turning the pressure valve and letting all of the air out. See now where in your life you can do this effectively.

What You “Just Know,”Angelic Assistance, and A Little Astrology Fun

I spend a lot of time coaching people through learning to do readings.  Sometimes they tell me that they “aren’t getting anything.”  This is a Clue!  I ask them,”What do you ‘just know’ about this person?”  Then they talk for five minutes and tell me everything they know.  Hmm, seems like they got a lot after all, doesn’t it?  Well, how did it get there?  The information was spiritually downloaded to them.

Since this energy is HUGE regarding releasing and letting go of what needs to be put in the past, it’s no wonder that everyone is having such major past issues pop up seemingly out of the blue.  So many people I’ve spoken to feel much better just knowing there is an explanation for all the craziness and that they aren’t alone.  But I started to think, not everyone can just order a reading and get help, so what can I offer here to give you a leg up?  With everyone under pressure and others around us being potentially over-the-top sensitive, what tool can I offer you?

I wish I had a magic wand and I could just tap each of you on the head and let you see with fresh intuitive eyes, giving you all of the answers you need.  Since that’s not going to happen, here’s what I think:

First, remember that if you are overwhelmed, help is available.  You just need to ask for it.  Your spiritual team will send you what you need, usually in the form of another person just showing up on the scene, but other times through your own insights.

Second, you are always in charge of your own energy and you don’t have to push “engage” when other people or circumstances push your buttons.  You can just say you’ll get back to them.  It’s allowed.

Third, you have the tools to release the old through your own inner work.  You can always ask your angels for help to release it. I like to imagine putting it in a bag and letting them carry it away and asking for healing.  This never fails.

Fourth, check with your gut and remember what you already “just know.”  Don’t think you know anything?  Think someone else needs to be the authority and tell you?  Think you can’t read energy?  It’s just not true.  The mistake is in thinking that what you “just know” isn’t valuable or that everyone else can see the same thing.

I’ll prove it to you through a simple astrology example which everyone will understand.

You all know your Sun Sign, right?  Most people will energetically “look” a certain way to you based on your perspective.   Sometimes your astrological “face” (the way you act) looks more like your ascendant (what’s Rising) than your sun sign.

If you don’t know what yours is, you can go to and easily pull up your free natal chart.

I’m a triple Pisces (Grand Trine in Water) with one air sign – Libra – rising, probably for some attempt at balance.

Almost everyone “big” in my life is also a Water sign (Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio) with a rare Taurus and Capricorn thrown in for good measure.  Drawing on my short lifetime’s worth of experience, here’s how I “see” people by their sun sign, like a shorthand code for what may be about to brew:

Aries – Powerful, forceful, and I am apt to take a backseat to them while they draw me in as a lifetime buddy.  Many tend to think that their way is the only way – and for them, they’re right.

Taurus – I have never met a bull who didn’t look like a bull!  It’s there about the eyes and nose and the set of the mouth.  Usually they are really kindly people beneath that tough exterior, although they tend to stare you straight down when they’re really interested in what you have to say, and this makes me jump out of my seat with anxiety for being put on the spot.

Gemini – Just yesterday you said,”Black!”  How can today be,”White!”

Cancer – They can laugh as well as cry with you, and their switch is instantaneous.  Sensitive, with a lot of common sense.  Some you have to baby to bring out their best, but you can be 100% honest with them.  They can take it.  They know.

Leo – Do NOT, whatever you do, tell them I said so, but my goodness their egos are fragile.  They are THE proudest people around, and you have to be genuinely careful how you phrase things.  I can say (and mean),”You look beautiful today!” or “Your writing is the best I’ve ever read!” and they will come back full of self-doubt and insulted, somehow.  They just don’t believe you really mean it.

Virgo – Tough cookies.  Analytical as the day is long.

Libra – Balance, baby.  These folks see both sides of everything and spend their lives trying to bring people of opposing views together in harmony.

Scorpio – Sex walking.  Doesn’t matter which sex they are, or even if they are attractive in any way, that’s what you think when you see them.  It’s in the smolder about the eye.  These people like to maintain their mystery.

Sagittarius – I have no idea.  I don’t “get them” on a personal basis.  It’s like adults who have no children who go to Disney World repeatedly as their dream vacation and can’t wait to go back.  Cool for you, have a great time!  Don’t bring me with you though.  I love doing a Reading for Sagittarius people as I always learn something.  These are the people who teach me the obvious things that I just can’t see about myself, because our perspectives are so different.

Capricorn – I know several and they all act completely differently from one another.  The one thing they always have in common is a love of squirreling away money.  Even my son, who has Pisces rising and acts like it, no sign of the supposed seriousness of a Capricorn, hides money in the closet (and other undisclosed places).  A $50 bill once went missing and showed up years later when he walked out of the closet and handed it to me when I said I was broke and needed cash to do something with him.  I have looked up and down that closet and I still can’t find where he hides his (our!) wads of cash.  And today he is only 5.  This has been going on for years.

Aquarius – You cannot miss them.  They are the fun ones – for a very short time – and then tend to take off with their new best friends and sometimes forget to wave goodbye.  They are chatty, artsy, boundlessly creative, and energizing.  They can be exhausting!

Pisces – I am one and I have an endless list of friends who are, too.  Always, always I have had many Pisces friends.  Maybe we just band together energetically, I don’t know.  We always know when we’ve found another, though.  Amongst Pisces you can find the old souls, the secret-keepers (like a vault, baby!), the mystics, and the all-knowing.  Stick a Pisces and a Cancer in the same room and I am pretty sure you can unlock all the secrets of the Universe (except the sex – you have to add a Scorpio for that).

Obviously, this is just a first impression, scratching the surface in two seconds, kind of broad brush explanation for “types” of people who are out there in the world, who we’re all apt to run into from time to time.  A part of each probably resides in us all to one degree or another, either the up side or the flip side.

Clearly, you will see them all differently, because your blueprint is different from mine.

I just want to prove to you that you don’t have to ask someone’s sign to recognize their energy.  In the end, we all have our Signs, our energy precedes us.  If you’re interested and you’re observant, you can begin to recognize the different energies and they will tell you how best to get along with other people in your life and what their hot buttons are apt to be.  See, you already “just know” a lot!  Use your power for good 🙂

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P.S. For any of you who listened to Robert Ohotto’s Mercury Retrograde In Pisces podcast, you will find it funny that I heard it right after I wrote this. For everyone else who wants to go DEEP into releasing, I strongly encourage you (with every fiber of my being!) to go listen to this show in archetypal astrology – it is AMAZING and worth every penny ($18.99).  Better than therapy – Robert is a master on this subject.  If you’ve never heard of him before, please do yourself a favor and listen to his free podcasts

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  1. Todd | Channelingmyself says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one.
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  2. Thank you for this, it sure has been one heck of a week… all over the place… OY!
    I just love you 🙂

  3. Intriguing read (one Pisces to another). Always nice to see energy in motion and to discover the things that we always knew.

  4. Count me in.
    I unexpectedly slipped on black ice and broke my hip. This forced me to face, “for one last time” please , my childhood fears of being vulnerable and alone. (I had to rely on others for everything and still can’t go into the office.)
    I’m currently packing these fears in a box and calling my UPS angel squad.

    I’m a Taurus collecting Libras – which explains quite a bit.

  5. It’s truly a funky energy or should I say foggy energy. This one sure challenges boundaries too. I plan on making Swiss Cheese out of my tongue and keep my mouth shut. However “A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse”. It’s all about what we don’t see or don’t communicate. Subtle Pisces.

    • Val, As subtle as a crane swinging through the window, that’s me 🙂

      I guess I just started ahead of schedule because boy oh boy were the boundaries reaching out to strangle me 🙂 Thankfully it feels like I moved a few boulders out of the way and things are beginning to feel much lighter and more free. We’ll see what the next few weeks bring as we don’t get out of this completely until April 6.

      • You are too funny Julie. Good thing your are not in Moose country. I’d hate so see those antlers airborne lol. Can’t wait for 19 degrees of Pisces.

  6. Hmm, that’s interesting – I actually had a rather more calm and productive couple of weeks than usual, but then my life is a bit on the insular side, so perhaps that’s not too surprising.

    Maybe it also helps that I don’t actually know what Mercury in retrograde means, although I hear people say it all the time. So I didn’t know it was supposed to be affecting me. I’m definitely all water too, according to my boyfriend, who knows far more about such things than I do. Pisces Cancer Cancer, he says. You could fill a reservoir with me, although you’d never know it from my personality type.

    Btw, feel free to call me when you have a crazy week! I’m always around, and I’m terribly grounded and rational and junk! You can liven up my overly calm life in return. I’ve been really enjoying your Psychic Sparks course, btw. 🙂
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    • Jennifer, From now on we shall just christen you “opposite girl”! Mercury Retrograde just means that from our position on Earth it looks like Mercury is moving backward. Of course, it does no such thing, that whole Sun business being what it is.

      Glad you are liking the old Psychic Sparks…it is sparking up souls everywhere in most interesting ways.

      Yes for sure we will talk, but not when I am having one of those weeks! That would turn into an afternoon.

      • I’m totally okay with being Opposite Girl (always have been anyway), and I usually have the afternoon available, for you anyway. But why does Mercury appearing to go backwards bother people, if it isn’t really? Isn’t that just an illusion?
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        • Jennifer, Don’t ask me to explain astrology. I am one of those people who pays attention to the energy and then calls an astrologer and says,”What is going on?” and let them do the calculations. But YES it is an illusion indeed. However if you look into astrology what you find is all kinds of neat things, like a part of the akashic record and karma and past lives and soul contracts and…

          If you think of it as just a way to explain archetypes and energy maybe that will explain why I am interested.

  7. Well, you know we’ve talked about it already..but my God this one hit hard! Feeling much better now though…

  8. Anne McCarroll says:

    Whoa, if your post didn’t come at the precise moment I needed it. Lets talk about abandonment issues rearing up and at the same time needing freedom…? Yeah, that’s gross and needs to be grounded!
    Yikes! Thanks for the timely support! (And the wisdom!) I will be glad wen its done and ‘cleaner’ I expect. Yikes, though. Lots of yikes!

    • Anne, You can say that again. Let’s look at this as a fantastic opportunity to let go of what needs to be gone, and embrace all that new space where…who knows what might happen! Once you’ve let go, then you can get new coordinates with different ideas of what’s possible for you.

  9. I loved your Astrological sign blurbs. That’s how I see ’em, too. No surprise there, I suppose!

    A good friend of mine can tell someone their Sun sign within 5 minutes of meeting them. It’s all about the energy, baby.

    As for feeling the collective energy, I’m afraid I’m not a part of this round…I’m enclosed in my own little bubble or hormones and breastfeeding and am completely oblivious to the outside world. I know/hope that is temporary as I’d really like to be tapped back into the Universe some time soon!
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  10. All I can say is if there are anymore shifts I might actually fall off the face of the earth lol/
    Great read. and btw
    Sun sign Virgo. Ascendant is in Cancer, and your Moon is in Aries.

    • Susan, Don’t fall off the face of the Earth, mmkay? We need you here with us.

      • LOL No worries just alot going on, I am holding on to a pole, my faith and hope. I will be fine. But yeah alot of unexpected has happened, but you know I love some of unexpected things that happen when you look at them and think, now why is this unexpected this would be something that should have been kind of expected. Guess just a way to kind of smack you upside the head and say wakey wakey. Keeps doing that I am thinking stock in in the tylenol company LOL.

        I also mentioned my sign. Love this I am Virgo, my brother is Cancer, and that guy I mentioned is Aries.
        Here is the wicky part, when that guy, needed help with something we called that brother lol. Just saying wierd that all three were like that.

        Thanks for this it’s been such a help, I have to keep re-reading it with everything going on. <3

  11. Howdy Julie! Thought I’d drop a note from a Sagittarian who has never been to Disneyland and does have a Sagittarian child. . . but yes, I get your summary, at least about the constant need to roam and see and think profound thoughts and be physically engaged for no apparent purpose. It is fascinating to me how people do find themselves in “sign clusters” of cohorts in their lives. As most of my connections are in the Taurus/Gemini/Scorpio/and a bounty of Sagittarian realm, there are definite gaps in connections with other signs. Also, do you find yourself surrounded by clusters of people of a certain sign at various points in your life? I do. Interesting topic. . . and while many around me seem to be facing some devastating turmoil you mention of great change, why would it be that over the past few months I am having breakthrough after breakthrough in the positive change direction? I mean, things that I’ve been trying to change for 20 years are suddenly shifting. Maybe I’m supposed to be in a position to help others who are floundering. That would be cool. Take care, Erin
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    • Erin, I suspect that your extended difficulties are finally resolving because you were on a different track that began far earlier in the cycle. Congratulations though on things starting to gel and look up! That makes my heart happy 🙂

      I’m not really sure about the clusters of people…there were certainly times when I was surrounded by new people temporarily, but I don’t really know what all of their signs were. The Pisces thing has been consistent for my whole life.

  12. February was a tough month. But then it usually is for me. Glad we are moving on to March. Happy Birthday!!!!
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  13. Hi Julie,
    I’m a Pisces! So is my husband and our daughter is a Cancer – lots of emotion around here!
    I have experienced some of this. It’s nice to know it’s one last go at it!
    I’m going to check out the astrology site, thanks! In High School I was more familiar with the Sun Signs and could guess someone’s sign, but not anymore. It’s still a mystery to me how a configuration of stars can be interpreted to be #1 – a picture with #2 meaning but as it happens we are redesigning our Zodiac pendants and this is re-igniting my interest in them!
    Happy Monday Julie!
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