Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ralfee Finns Weekly update for July 18-July 24, 2012

It has been a wild energy to ride this week. Remember to stay present and grounded when operating equipment and cars. Others out there are very distracted so it is good to be hyper alert as we move through this energy. Hopefully Ralfee's insight will help a bit.

Here is Ralfee Finn's Weekly update.

The heavens are hyperactive this week, and even though the planets aren’t actually suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder, many of us are likely to have a hard time staying focused, especially as emotional bodies, already overloaded from so many weeks of intensity, hit their super-saturation point and hearts and minds strain to absorb one more drop of stress. Frustration is also probable, given that we’re in the midst of a dual retrograde, a condition that awakens the Inner Hal in almost every machine from the laptop to the toaster. But don’t despair; while this rebellion seems intentional, artificial intelligence isn’t taking over – yet. (Although you could find yourself wishing it would so you could bypass the endless hours of tech support that don’t seem to make one bit of difference when a machine has a mind of its own. Alas, we’re still in charge.) Rather than bemoan the retrograde obstacle course, be determined to seize the creative power of the moment.

Several factors contribute to this week’s intensity.
We’re in the first week of a Mercury/Uranus dual retrograde: Mercury is retrograde until August 8, and Uranus is retrograde until December 13. Both planets “turned around” in tandem, as well as in a trine to each other. And even though a trine is a positive interaction, retrogrades always pose problems. Mercury signifies language, communication, and travel. Uranus represents technology, and the combination indicates snafus involving electronics and technology. Don’t drop your phone off a cliff in a hissy fit of frustration. It’s not the phone’s fault that the satellite connection is down or that the network is exhausted from overload or that too many pictures are clogging your hard drive.

Oy…oy…oy… pretty much covers the effect of Uranus Retrograde combined with Mercury Retrograde. But if I must elaborate: Uranus also symbolizes instability, which is one of the reasons it’s infamous for spontaneous and often startling plot twists that tend to manifest as complete reversals of attitude and perspective. Given that Mercury is often as squirrely and unstable as Uranus, especially when its retrograde is linked to the planet of the unpredictable, this dual retrograde has the power to humble even the mightiest of transformers. You’ll need huge stores of tolerance to handle the dual retrograde, so pace yourself.

But this week, you’ll also need equally deep reservoirs of compassion to handle the Mars/Uranus/Pluto T-Square that is exact and separating today, and over the course of the next several days. When an astrological interaction is exact and separating, we feel the full thrust of its power. Unfortunately, this T-Square is a pernicious interaction that easily justifies violence as a first defense against angst and frustration. Mars doesn’t back down easily, and when that defiance couples with the aggravation of the dual retrograde, the need to discharge pent-up feelings is likely to translate into all sorts of aggressive behavior.

As the week unfolds, do your best to resist habitual reactions. We are not machines, and our co-creative power always allows opportunities to make conscious choices. There’s never been a better time to kick any unconscious habit, especially if that habit is kicking the dog or anyone else who happens to be in your way. Stay mindful of your reactions and everyone will benefit – even you.

If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.

Aries March 21-April 19  
Use humor as a strategy for anxiety, and you’ll find an effective way to neutralize negativity. State the facts and even complain when necessary, but do your best to avoid indulging in drama.

Taurus April 20-May 20
A thoughtful approach to each situation will soothe ruffled feathers and calm agitated egos. So remain cautious and kind, and your efforts to create peace will meet with positive reception.

Gemini May 21-June 21 
The core of your dilemma is figuring out how to stay true to yourself even when others challenge your position. It won’t be easy at first, but practice will build confidence.

Cancer June 22-July 22 
Set a good example by refusing to worry about the future. I’m not suggesting denial or a cavalier attitude that ignores reality. I’m simply advising you to take life one day at a time.

Leo July 23-August 22
You must choose: Rage against reality, or breathe, deeply, and learn to turn patience into a powerful spiritual practice. Sounds simple, but actualizing patience requires persistent effort.

Virgo August 23-September 22 
Even in times of tension positive outcomes are possible. Stay open to the possibility of finding the best solution, and your optimistic attitude will engender encourage others to do the same.

Libra September 23-October 22
You can’t help but lead the way, although the challenge is trying to figure out how to move forward in a manner that allows others to appreciate your wisdom without resenting your clarity.

Scorpio October 23-November 21
You won’t find a solution by ignoring the problem. Devote yourself to finding a compromise that acknowledges the complexity of everyone’s needs, even if that means surrendering some of your own.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21
It’s a complex situation that requires a thoughtful process to find the best possible outcome. Just keep in mind: Everyone involved must be willing to include everyone else.

Capricorn December 22-January 19
Be willing to listen to the ideas and opinions of others, and even if you ultimately disagree with their suggestions, simply acknowledging their perspective will contribute to peace.

Aquarius January 20-February 18
Of course you have future anxiety – with all the projects you’re juggling, who wouldn’t? Soothe your nervous system by staying focused in present time and thoroughly tackling each task.

Pisces February 19-March 20
Maintain healthy boundaries, and you’ll avoid your tendency to merge with others and take on their stress. I’m not suggesting you stop being empathetic; I’m advising you to know where you end and others begin.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Musings the week of July 17, 2012

Well even under the Mercury Retrograde for most of the month of August (as we will feel the Mercury Retrograde in Leo until about the 22nd of August) there seems to be some positive shifts happening. Perhaps I am slanted a bit as this is my favorite time of the year but I say that with a grain of salt. That is because in the technology world this retrograde has caused some challenges from July 13th forward for 3 and 1/2 weeks, at least. 

I choose to breath and let all the patterns do their thing without attempting to get in the way of the shifting sands of time. 

I think at this point all of us are a bit weary of wanting situations to be different then they are. That does not mean to stop dreaming or to actively work in the direction that your soul wants to move you but it does mean to be more realistic as to the timing of things. 

This revolutionary Aries energy pulling against the resistant Capricorn energy is making all shifts move slower than any of us want. I know and trust that change happens in its own time but it does seem like all of us have been waiting a long time, doesn't it?

It seems many of us are suffering from battle fatigue. We have been struggling with finances, personal issues, emotional patterns, jobs, taxes, etc. and all of us have been attempting to change the way we have been living our lives. Sometimes you just want a break so you can catch your breath and look calmly at things in ways that allow for clear and methodical thinking. 

This does not seem to be that moment. As much as all of us keep trying. On some levels it is better. Perhaps it is just that our expectations are not as high at the moment. Perhaps we have learned to be more in the moment. 

I know for myself I seem to enjoy a slower pace in my life and I am attempting to do things that I have wanted to do for a long time. When things were so busy before, I did not have the time. Now, there is no excuse. I have the time and so there is a new place to sit in quiet and do the writing of my new book that I have so wanted to do. 

On that level I feel very accomplished and a new voice is emerging from having the time to work creatively in peace and quiet. But all the while, I am still hearing the voice in my head that tells me that it wants to be busier. I know that is just my ego attempting to move me out of acceptance into some pushed drama that has worked so successfully for years. I am grateful that it does not work anymore. At least not in the same way. 

I remind myself that I am happier and in a place where my essence can flow naturally into what ever that is. I finally do not have an agenda the way I used to. That is really wonderful. 

So, even though I know these are times that many are feeling discontented, I am attempting to find the beauty and perfection that is this life at this time. In this slower pace I can connect with people on a deeper and more authentic level. I do not need to rush or push information at people so much as now I have time to feel into the authentic flow that is the energy merging between us. I can feel how together we are creating something in this moment together. We are co-creators and dancing with the colors and sounds of this moment. It is precious and simple.

Know that you are all divine. Know that you are perfect right now and that something is whispering to you from the silence of not knowing. Rest in that thought and allow a fresh light to pour through you to manifest your unique qualities that you had hidden away until you needed them. 

They are right there. You just need to get still to let them integrate properly into you present reality. Wisdom does not show up until it is needed and your soul calls upon it. We are there. You are calling it out. Now let the mind go and allow this new awareness to penetrate through the tough shells of your opinions, positions, beliefs, and perspectives. Then you will find that you are what you seek.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Intuitive Patterns for the Month of August 2012

Here we are at the hottest time of the year and I find it interesting that we are still dealing with the dance between light and dark. Perhaps it is a trend that is our life right now. The dualities of the world are pulling us all around and it makes us feel as if we do not know where we are standing. The external conflicts that we see at this time are mirroring the internal situations we are feeling.
And yet, there is an indication of change in the air. Force is moving you into flow. The resentments of the past have finally given way and something new is emerging.
The things you want to create and do are calling you back into the light of life. After all there is no point fighting against the challenges of life or trying to avoid or deny them. Life is just life. Life will always create one more thing to learn or deal with.
Just like a plant that wants to grow it has to break out of its shell, then push into the ground regardless of the barriers it encounters. It has to weather the wind, rain, cold, and heat. The seed does not know it will become the flower. Neither do you know what you are becoming. That is the way of things in life. Life offers no guarantees of success. When you decide to sprout there are many hazards you will encounter and face. It is one of the reasons we often want to stay the seed.
As a seed you have the potential and you can live in the possibility. As the seed you are secure and hidden away from the harsh reality that is life. But we all want to be more than just the potential of the flower. To be the flower we have to drop all our hardness and rigidity. We have to give up the security of living in the dream and awaken to the fight that is life.
Globally we are all sprouting together. It is like a Renaissance of creative potential awakening in a flurry of expansion and change. Hopefully we are supporting each other in that rapid growth. As the seed we are hard and protected. Right now we are sprouting and we feel soft and vulnerable. It is that that softness that will allow us to creep into the cracks and crevasses of the rocks and restrictions in our world right now. Together we move towards an unknown future. Together we are reaching for the light and the life that is ours. The dream has possessed us to the point that the seed within us is moving. It is an arduous path and much courage will be needed but together there is a greater chance of success.
We are in the time of the sun. We are in the yellow light of the third chakra. This is where the abundance of love is designed to overflow with compassion and the need to share. Later we will get to the 4th chakra. That is where we share the love with others but right now it is about allowing the energy within us to overflow the banks of our mind and become the explosion of love and joy, blissfulness and benediction. Then we can feel the freedom and the natural effortlessness that is our infinite self emerging.
Minds love to see and experience boundaries. We will create them even when they are not there. But existence cannot have a boundary because beyond what we can perceive is always another level or reality.
This is why we cannot live in complacency. Challenge yourself to not become content easily. When you choose to be content with what your mind sees as a boundary then you will remain small. Your life will be small, your joys will be small, your ecstasies will be small, and your experience of yourself will be small.
Why limit yourself that way? There is no need.
Your minds limits place impositions upon your freedom and your unlimited potential. My mother used to say, “You can be anything that you want to be and that you can responsibly dream into reality.” The key is that you cannot just dream you have to manifest that dream “responsibly” into the reality. That takes work and time. But what else are you going to do with your life?
So let yourself out of the cage of your mind. Laugh at the limitations that your mind attempts to impose. We can change the reality in which we find ourselves. It may be difficult but remember to be a soft root sprouting. Softness gets into places that seem difficult to manage. Be gentle with yourself and others. But choose to follow the plan that is your life’s dream and mission. Choose it consciously, responsibly, and with integrity. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Week of July 11th, 2012

We are off the races in more ways than one. I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Utah, Los Angeles, and finally back to northern California.

Isn't the world interesting right now? Fires, world issues unraveling, and everyone's personal place being challenged to the limits.

I think everyone I know is in a place of transition. We are all seeking to shift who we are, what we do, and how we see ourself in the world. It is a vastly changing landscape. Just when you think that you understand what you are seeing and are about to take a step the world mutates right as you take a step. So where you thought you were stepping is suddenly different than anticipated and we find ourselves frantically searching for how to adapt into this new now.

I am grateful for so many beautiful and loving clients that come and share the depth of their heart with me. It is wonderful to see the vulnerability and authenticity that is emerging from the shattering of the old safety nets. It has put all of us on equal footing and allows a new level of open communication to emerge.

I remind myself that the universe always has a plan. There is method to this madness, even when it does not seem so. I keep falling back into the place where I trust that the divine is moving through everyone and every heart. I attempt to look with compassionate eyes into the perfection of this moment. It is not always easy. I feel the pain and suffering of so many beautiful and loving people. And I choose to continue to practice love. Please know that I am not doing this from some "Airy Fairy La-La" place. This is extremely challenging. It is when times are the most difficult that practicing love is the most important for my souls growth and evolution. All the while staying grounded in the reality and what needs to be done in each and every moment.

I remind myself that I am here on this earth and I am a part of this unfolding. Each of us is holding keys to the potential that is being created. To hold the key is one thing. To figure out how to use the key is quite another. And all along the way you have to continue to grow and adapt to how that tool can be useful to each individual.

I know that I do not feel perfect in that expression each and every day but I take heart every morning and remind myself what my friend Christopher Renstrom says, "You are a Leo ruled by the Sun. Just remember, the sun always rises on another day!"

This will be but a blink of an eye in the vastness that will be your life. How can we see that cloudy days can be beautiful? How can we see that the storm of our life is what we need to clear the air and create a freshness and new perspective?

So whether that day is cloudy, rainy, sunny, or stormy, somehow the sun will always shine through.

Let your sun out. Let the sun shine in your heart. Let the love you feel warm others.

Below is Ralfee Finn's Weekly Astrological forecast I hope you all have a vibrantly alive week.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

The 4th of July 2012 Weekend Update

While all of us are hopefully enjoying the summer and our 4th of July celebrations I am feeling into the expansion and hearts that are healing and shifting of many gears in the lives of all of us. In general the energy is in the pattern of up leveling.

Even as I say that the experience of many is very personal and intense. But the energy being released is tremendous. It is always amazing to me how much energy I can use to keep myself down. When I finally realize that it is not worth it or it was a ridiculous to come to the conclusion that I had, then the shifts happen rapidly. I am seeing that from many of my friends and clients.

The patterns that are unraveling are old and huge and the explosion of conscious awareness is beautiful and wondrous to behold. I am so proud of so many as I see the essence inside a soul take control of the body and manifest changes that finally align with the most authentic expression of that person at this time.

I am proud of all of us that chose this time to come together to support each other in awakening and growth. I know for myself I have needed all my friends and loved ones, teachers and wise words of the great beings of consciousness from the past to support and inspire me to move beyond my comfort zone and stretch into the unknown realms of my soul.

Below is Ralfee’s Weekly update link. Enjoy!

Weekly Frequency by Ralfee Finn, AstrologerJuly 4 - 10, 2012

Welcome to the first week of what is likely to be a truly endless summer – but not because we’re catching the perfect wave. Quite the contrary; we’re entering many weeks of never-ending astral intensity, with all sorts of waves – physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual breaking in uneven patterns against the shores of daily life. As these erratic celestial rhythms collide with routine terrestrial agendas, there is a strong potential to be dragged under or pulled along by hidden riptides in a tumultuous sea of change. Yes…from a planetary perspective, it is that intense, but we don’t need the stars to prove it. All any of us need to do is witness our own lives and the lives of those we love. Just be aware, while these seas are intense, they are not necessarily negative; their rhythm may be unpredictable, but they are deep with creative potential for personal and planetary transformation.

For starters: Happy Mars Is No Longer In Virgo Day! Mars moved into Libra last night, ending its nearly 8-month sojourn through the detail oriented Sign of Virgo. Now, as it moves through Libra, it will focus on relationships, amplifying the urge to join with significant others, personal and professional, in the hope of finding a more perfect union. For those of you not interested in romantic arrangements, this emphasis is about relationships of every variety. But don’t confuse this Martian impulse toward partnering with a lack of personal ambition.

For the entire month of July, a Mars/Jupiter trine stirs a deep desire for success. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is in Gemini, the Sign of communication, and its positive alliance with Mars, guarantees lots of talk, primarily political, but also personal, about what’s necessary for effective partnerships. Even the taciturn transform into eloquent raconteurs, as a Mercury/Uranus trine, with its potential for revolutionary thinking, amplifies this gift for gab. And because Mercury is in Leo and Uranus is in Aries, most of these exchanges are likely to be fiery and passionate. Be aware: Uranus goes retrograde on July 13, and Mercury goes retrograde on July 14. Yes…this is as intense as it sounds, and more about it next week. This week, make sure you back up everything on your electronic devices.

As the week unfolds, try not to succumb to “compassion fatigue” – a psychic state created by the recognition of just how much suffering exists in the world, and the consequent reduction of concern. Aung San Suu Kyi recently described this state in her Noble Peace Prize acceptance speech that she delivered 21 years after the prize was awarded. She also said that while she was under house arrest “the lesson of kindness…small or big” convinced her “that there could never be enough of it in the world.” These are such necessary words for those who choose compassion as an antidote for the violence and cruelty of ignorance. Given the blaring and seemingly endless conflicts we encounter everyday, everywhere, compassion fatigue surrounds us. Rather than succumb to what may be the most profound heart disease of our time, renew your efforts to reach out to your fellow travelers and offer shelter from the storm. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, “Kindness can change the lives of people.” 

(You can listen to her entire speech at

If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.

Aries March 21-April 19  

Go easy with all your relations, and rather than insisting that others meet your needs for safety and security, investigate what you can do to create a better sense of internal tranquility.

Taurus April 20-May 20
Mars stimulates openings that could manifest as job opportunities or chances to be of service within your community. Seize the moment, and you’ll feel a deep sense of personal satisfaction.

Gemini May 21-June 21
Be confident about your endeavors, but also be humble in the face of all the information you need to gather. Striking just the right balance will take a little bit of time, but you’ll eventually find your equilibrium.

Cancer June 22-July 22
Feel your feet on the ground, and take as many deep breaths as necessary to feel centered and stable. Once you feel steady, you’ll have the requisite strength to handle the situation with skill.

Leo July 23-August 22

You’re holding forth about every subject imaginable, and most of what you have to say is quite entertaining. Allow yourself to bask in the glow of appreciation, but remember to beam the love light back at your audience.

Virgo August 23-September 22
Mars provides the potential to make real, tangible progress toward better financial security. Aim your ambition at creating stability, and your efforts will engender positive results.

Libra September 23-October 22
Mars places you in the leadership position, and you’re more than prepared to assume this role. For the last eight months you’ve been deeply internal, gathering the necessary wisdom to embrace this phase.

Scorpio October 23-November 21
You’re molting – and while you may feel slightly out of season, shedding your old skin and growing a new one is completely appropriate for this phase of your personal process.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21
In spite of the very real threat of being overwhelmed by the intensity, you’re in a vibrant convivial mood. Allow interactions with strangers as well as significant others to bolster your spirit.

Capricorn December 22-January 19
Whether it’s a raise, a promotion, or recognition for service well done, the spotlight is on your accomplishments. Acknowledge the attention with grace and gratitude.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Just be all you, all the time, and allow candid conversations with significant others, personal as well as professional, to renew your faith in and commitment to your creative process.

Pisces February 19-March 20

Mars accelerates the next phase of transformation, but life could resemble a hurricane of change. Relax into this process, and you’ll find it much easier to handle the waves.