Friday, July 29, 2016

Fly High, Just Don’t Fry: Uranus Retrograde


Today, July 29, Uranus is stationing, turning retrograde for a five-month integration period. Uranus is the Great Awakener, the enlightenment planet, known for its disruptive, sudden qualities as well as innovation and liberation. Over the past months, we have all experienced its shocks and starts, and stretches to our consciousness on the personal and transpersonal levels. Sometimes we've been pulled to the point of feeling like we can’t possibly absorb any more change. Lucky for us, Uranus is toning down his high-voltage jolts, just long enough that we can catch our breath, and catch up to ourselves.

Uranus will be retrograde from July 29 until December 29. During this time, our progress will not be thwarted, no. But it will be assimilated. We need this time. The rate of change has sped up so fast, many of us have found it hard to catch our breath. This acceleration may have been felt internally as a quickening of consciousness, an anxious buzz, or rapid influx of ideas; or externally as huge leaps and bounds in life changes, or humanitarian efforts, or actual inventions. Or perhaps it’s just plain wakefulness – literally not being able to sleep! – or enlightened self-realization. It is all fine and dandy to be waking up… but we need time to smell the coffee.
Image: Tesla Down Under
Fly High, But Don’t Fry

We’ve been moving at mock speed. Lest we fry our nervous systems, we need time to integrate. We’ve been poked, prodded and placed into our new starring roles. Now, look around. Take stock. What are these new systems, anyway? What is this new wiring, this strange new voltage running through our bodies, our lives? From now through fall, we can get a little more accustomed to flying at this new altitude.

Take in the horizon before you, absorb the surroundings and meaningful details. Understand the intricate workings of this place and from this perspective. Catch your breath, just a little. Uranus is volatile and reactive, so do cool your jets. If we stretch too far too fast, we will burn out. So fly high, just don’t fry.

We’re in beta mode with many of these new starts. Yes, mistakes will be made, we will step on toes and stub our own on occasion. Learning is occurring. This is the embodiment part of the awakening process – the fine tuning, the rewiring of consciousness. Don’t push for brand new launches. Instead, work with what you’ve already got. You're at cruising altitude for a moment.
Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Flash Reading Special + Guru Purnima ॐ

In celebration of Guru Purnima, Full Moon of the Teachers,
I am happy to be offering Sliding Scale Intuitive Readings
for a limited time this week!
Contact me by Friday, July 22 to make your special booking for a 30-60 minute Skype, phone or email consultation.
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Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at

In yogic traditions, today’s Capricorn Full Moon is a celebration of ageless wisdom, known as “Guru Purnima” – Full Moon of the One Who Removes Darkness.” It is the lunation dedicated to our teachers, mentors, elders, sages, and spiritual masters – and for some of us, the Guru.

This is Wise Moon, signified by the reverent ruler of Capricorn, Saturn, who upholds That Which is Old, that which endures and is meaningful, including ancient texts, and traditions. Whether the path of jñāna (wisdom), bhakti (devotion), asana yoga, or deep communion with a Wise One, it’s a potent time to honor them, and give thanks.

At this Guru Purnima, we reflect on those people, places, and situations who remove darkness in our lives. Those who aid us profoundly on the journey, and awaken our consciousness. Those who stretch us to grow beyond that which we thought possible. Those who inspire us, counsel us, soothe us. Those who have traversed further afield in mind or miles, to bestow us with gifts brought home from the pilgrimage or voyage.

These are our Great Teachers embodied, pointing the way, prodding us to claim that timeless wisdom for ourselves...and make it our own.

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwara
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah
Thank you, beloved Ramesh!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Full Moon in Capricorn: The Self-Care Imperative

Paige Bradley, Expansion
Tomorrow, July 19, is the Full Moon in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Capricorn urges us to strive up the mountain, and build structures of lasting value. Meanwhile, the Sun is finishing up her healing sojourn through Cancer, the self-care maven. As it has been for the past month, it’s vital to tend carefully to ourselves – bodies and hearts and souls. Cancer represents the need to give and receive emotional warmth and security. That sounds great, cozy, and lovey-dovey, but guess what – there’s a fly in the ointment.

The stress pummeling the planet is obvious. The Sun and Full Moon are forming a T-square, a difficult angle with Uranus in Aries who brings in many of the upsetting, awakening transpersonal events of our generation. Many folks have felt deeply disrupted by current global headlines; yet some of us don’t need to venture to the nightly news to tune in. Many healers and sensitives feel the impact in their physicality, their psyches, dreams, nervous systems, and musculatures as a way of directly empathizing with the world. If you are one of these persons with a highly attuned frequency, you may be working through physical pain, illness, upset as a form of limbic resonance with the planet.

So, what do we ‘do’ when we experience such extreme or jarring responses? Know that it is not important to know specifically who, or what, you are resonating with. However, it is important to get serious and pragmatic (Moon in Capricorn) about addressing the issue as it presents itself in your body-mind-spirit.

Outgrown the Known

The individual and the collective consciousness on all levels – physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional – has outgrown the known, that old Cancerian crab shell. We must take profoundly good care of ourselves while the new structure takes form.

Imagine a little crab who has grown out of her shell, running around naked on the beach, burrowing in the sand and hiding from seagulls and shorebirds until her protective construct has developed a bit more. It is a cautionary time. This doesn’t mean that we don’t keep showing up to our lives, work, families, relationships and responsibilities; we just have to put MORE energy toward our sensitive parts, and our tender hearts, while interior and exterior circumstances take new shape.

Cancer Sun is about feeling EVERYTHING, completely and intensely. Take precautions so as not to burn out. Maintain healthy boundaries, not as a way of shutting down your heart, but to manage the sensory overload. If you’ve had enough INPUT – whether it be time with relatives, on the computer, in the office, watching or even reading the news – pay attention! Your Soul is trying to tell you something. Feeling cramped in the body, tight in the shoulders and neck? Having trouble sleeping, or staying asleep? Are you irritable, cranky, perhaps even seething with anger? These are all signs that you’ve forgotten the imperative: invest in your own healing.

Surround yourself with a healthy support system, and be discrete where necessary. Try not to divulge your most vulnerable self to those who may judge or push. If the external world is forcing demands and commands, take it as a sign that you could use an even stronger dose of self-love and acceptance. Be even gentler with yourself than you thought necessary; you will see how this, paradoxically, will immediately improve your personal and professional interactions, physical wellness, and mental peace.

Only in growth, reform, and change,
paradoxically enough,
is true security to be found.
 ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (author, aviatrix, Cancer Sun)

New growth can be painful, and change can be downright scary, especially when you’d finally gotten yourself comfortable and things were truckin’ along nicely. Then, Life throws a curve ball and forces us to build a whole new structure. Take a deep breath. Go slow, take your time. But do go forward. Evolution would not be nudging you in this direction if it weren’t in your highest and best interests. Practice the self-care imperative. We need you in excellent shape.

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at