Eighth Unfolding: Evaluation

Good evaluating spot: the Labyrinth. (Questhaven, 2/11)
Your dreams are growing, perhaps a little, perhaps a lot, perhaps at a pace that surprises even you. You've been frolicking in the Garden of Earthly Delight. The mood of play and whimsy is still here, but now we come to an exciting moment, maybe even a pivotal one.

The new moon and the Solstice (Summer in the North, Winter in the South) are going to unfold one right after the other. New moons traditionally bring one cycle to a close and open a new cycle of activity; the Solstice provides a major energetic boost to all affairs, whether they're opening or closing or doing something completely different. For some, this will be a time to examine their lives closely (and Yet Again!) to determine what is still serving them in their lives, and what is No Longer Serving them  and is absolutely ready to be released. For others, they've done the evaluation, they know what is ready to be released, and they're ready to shift their shapes.

Between the Solstice (in a few days) and the Equinox (in September), there will be a massive opportunity to prune away all of the old, dead growth and RELEASE what is no longer of service in our lives. This Releasingway will become more intense with the next Unfolding (which I'm advised to call Simplification) and will peak energetically at Lammas, the First Harvest, at the start of August. In the South, this will be a grand Winter season of releasing old dross and getting ready for a Brilliant New Spring starting with the First Selection of dreams!

Whether you're just now beginning to figure out what works, and what doesn't, in your life, or whether you've been shaping your life like a bonsai for many many moons, know that (1) it's all good, and (2) you're completely supported in your efforts. If you're feeling like, "oh geez, I gotta go through all this again?!" know that (3) you're not alone, (4) you're now in the "fine tuning" phase of the process, and (5) this whole honking YEAR is turning out to be a major Eye of the Needle initiatory process, where we're being squeezed through ever shrinking holes to release Every Last Sticky Bit in our souls that might serve to block or hinder our personal evolution.
Exhausting? Yes. Frustrating? Definitely...but Absolutely Worth every tear, every howl, every punch of the punching bag or pillow, every pounding of the drum. It's not always pretty, but it's Evolution - and we're right in the thick of it!

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