For the next twelve days or so we have a gathering of planets together in the sky that is truly magnificent. Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto will all be creating a triangle of blessings in the signs of Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo.
Indeed, being earth signs, this can rule concrete material manifestation. But equally it can mean "the descent of Grace," the openness to surprises and blessings HOWEVER they wish to come. And it will affect all signs and charts, but most spectacularly anyone with Sun, Moon, Rising sign or other major planets in Earth.
But regardless of your chart, if I could give you one piece of advice here's what I would say:
Don't waste time plotting what you (or your ego) want. Don't make endless shopping lists of desires to badger the Divine. Don't go buy a hundred lottery tickets (unless your instincts tell you to).
Rather, do one key thing:
FEEL RECEPTIVE. AND FEEL WORTHY.
And if you DON'T feel worthy (to receive) then perhaps PRAY to feel worthy.
Here's a good prayer,
"SHOW ME MY OWN ESSENTIAL WORTHINESS. LET ME KNOW. MAKE ME READY. SHIFT WHATEVER NEEDS SHIFTING SO I MAY FEEL WORTHY TO RECEIVE YOUR GRACE."
(Believe me, growing up as a Capricorn with Saturn square Moon and Venus, I had to reteach my own psyche how to receive. It's still a work in progress. Totally. Are you kidding me? I actually had a sign over my bed as a kid that said "If you don't do it, it won't get done." There are pictures as evidence with me at age nine, already looking completely beleaguered and frazzled....)
So if you need shifting on this topic, perhaps pray for it. And then let the blessings come however they wish. They might be external but they also might be a subtle or dramatic inner transition that's even MORE valuable.
A woman wrote recently to say until she read Outrageous Openness she always saw herself as a giver, never feeling worthy to receive anything. She was constantly circled by psychic vultures who drained her dry. (Vampires can sense an 'overgiver' a mile away).Then something shifted.
On her birthday someone asked what she wished. She said, "Just one lottery ticket."
Well, for the first time in her life she won $500.
And she finally could buy tires for her car.
Now that's INCREDIBLY symbolic. Not only the money, but the shift to being open to receive that preceded it. And the fact that she got her wheels, her own mobility and independence, from the win.
A real Grand Trine story. The inner shift lets whatever needs to happen, happen.
Now THAT'S the true gift.
Tosha Silver's first book Outrageous Openness is available in San Francisco @ Books, Inc (Market Street), Scarlet Sage (Valencia), Sacred Well in Oakland and Lewin's Books in Berkeley. It's also available online via Amazon.com. You can reach Tosha at Toshasilver.com and on facebook. This article first appeared at The Examiner.