Le Pigeon, 1871, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824–1898). PD-US, Wikimedia.

Le Pigeon, 1871, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824–1898). PD-US, Wikimedia.

“The birds of negativity may flock around your head, but you don’t have to let them nest there.”

Then again, Bird Whispering is an art that must be learned and practiced in the nesting season.

Hint: It’s a nesting season.

Have you noticed over the last week or so that you (and/or those around you) have been a bit more amped up than usual — as if someone turned up the ampage of the electrical currents running through your body?

Or like the mental chatter — the birds of negativity (or a swarm of mental wasps, or mad bats) — shot up a notch?

Those are a few of the ways the recent (and current) energy-and-psychic cocktail may have made itself known.

Last week was a Zap Zone trip, and though it’s waning some, it’s still very much ‘live’.

In astro language, one dominant ‘cocktail ingredient’ would be (among other things) the super-activation in the Virgo Zone (details via the links below).

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and shadow Mercury tends to include the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity out in force (inside and outside of your head!).

Gemini is also ruled by Mercury, and has an equally challenging task of ‘whispering’ those squawking birds into greater calm.

To Give Painless Light, by Roberto Matta (11/11/1911 - 11/23/2002)
To Give Painless Light, by Roberto Matta (11/11/1911 – 11/23/2002)

I’ve noticed that clients and Peeps who have A Lot of Planets (a stellium) in Gemini or Virgo — or even if we tend towards psychic (Air-Fire) and/or empathic (Water-Earth) — are very aware of the uptick not just in the Live-Wire electrical energy boost but also the cray-cray mental chatter in the shared psychic and energy field.

Then again, we’re all swimming in the shared energy and psychic field and are likely to notice what’s floating in the water.

Plus there’s the Saturn-Neptune, Rock-n-Hard-Place Squeeze Effect that I wrote about recently (links below) — that’s very much still emanating its “Mutable Cross” effect (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) into the shared energy field … and thus in and around us as well.

Neat, right? It’s not like any of us wanted a dull moment.

How we feel it depends on our particular constitution or psychic-energetic blueprint — we find clues about that in the astrology natal and transits charts.

For some, additional grounding will help. For others who are ‘wired’ more sensitively to these particular cocktail ingredients, it takes a bit more of an Energy Hygiene repertoire of strategies.

An illuminated Way ... [Image shared in an e-message from the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism]
An illuminated Way … [Image shared in an e-message from the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism]
Being aware and having some context helps a lot — “This is afoot, and this is what helps …” — and some Energy Hygiene strategy reminders for dealing with the energy and chatter and also grounding and soothing the over-amped body, mind, and nervous system.

In that spirit, here are a few of the ‘reader favoriteSophia’s Children posts on these mastery skills:

The Virgo Mysteries (Gifts and Shadow Stuff Clues):

Keepers of the Flame and the Hidden Sacred

Tending the Sacred, Keeping the Flame

Though ruled by mental, mental Mercury (the adept Hermes, at best; Nattering Nabob at not-best), Virgo is an Earth sign and therein we find clues. The articles above will give more details about that. (Gemini is an Air sign … which brings its own gifts and challenges!).

Saturn & Neptune – Rock, Hard Place, redefining “Reality,” and Grace:

Big Love and Hard Places

Sacred Scrabble & Crazy, Holy Grace (plus Creative Adventure & Uprooting From False Ground)

The Blue Bird, by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958).
The Blue Bird, by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958).

Empaths & Sensitives Series – Energy Soothers:

See the Empaths & Sensitives Series for more energy hygiene and management tips, or start with Empath-Sensitives and Psychic Pollution, a recent post (with links).

Key strategy clues:

• Nature time, feet or bum on the earth;

• present-moment awareness;

• being in our body rather than preoccupied and too much in the mental sphere;

• slowing, soothing, calming, breathing;

• awareness and skillfulness practice in “Mind Whispering.”

Visit the articles linked above for more effective strategies and reminders.

For more personalized strategies, consider a Sophiastrology reading/consultation or Grace & Golden Thread coaching consultation — or a combo/hybrid.

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In the meanwhile, breathe deeply and be well.

Big Love,


The Fair Face of Woman, by Sophia Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)
The Fair Face of Woman, by Sophia Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

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