Healing Readings for Heart & Soul

Nature Spirits

The Sabian symbol for the full moon eclipse that occurred this morning 15-16 degrees of Aries is:

“Nature spirits seen at work in the light at sunset”

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This symbol represents attunement to the potency of invisible forces of nature. It is also about reconnecting us with our innocence and childlike sense of wonder. Can you remember what it was like to make believe that anything was possible? When everything in nature was alive, each flower with its own personality, each water droplet, each rock and each blade of grass its own story to tell? We are reminded now to take a pause in the adult, rather dry hustle and bustle of our routines to connect with the soul of nature. Isn’t it also so that we try too hard sometimes to consciously control and direct our lives without accessing our deeper, subconscious and superconscious wisdom? The more immersed we are in nature, the easier it become to access the so-called invisible forces within and around us…those forces in operation that we cannot normally see because we are too intent on doing this or that, becoming quite embittered when things don’t pan out the way we want.

The sunset symbolizes a sense of personal fulfillment that is realized when our defenses have dropped, and we can surrender to the closing chapters of a long day or week. It’s easier for most people to express their natural selves when they’re less charged up and more relaxed. Perhaps this is a opportune moment to relax your tight shoulders, heavy mind or heart, and to simply breathe, and be. If you live close to a stream, some trees or other greenery you might seek refuge there, and otherwise imagination will do just fine. In these sacred moments of quietude, your vision may become heightened. Inspiration may come. The rustling of the leaves in the breeze or the patterns formed in clouds can be the nature spirits’ ways of communicating with us, if we but stop to pay attention.

At this time of year leading up to Samhain (October 31st) the invisible world is increasingly being made visible, and the visible phenomena we are accustomed may become invisible. Everything animate and inanimate has its own invisible aura, its own “forcefield” around it that we brush against or interact with both while awake and while we sleep. Now, in this moment, you may wish to reflect on what it is that you’d like to become more consciously aligned with. Is there a particular aspect of nature that you would like to connect with, manifest, or heighten within yourself? There is a being, a devic consciousness of that aspect of nature that is available whenever you decide to make the connection.

The Blood Moon is waxing tonight Aries, which is a sign concerned with self image and identity, as the springboard of consciousness from which life experiences evolve. It is conjunct with Uranus – the planet of individuation, freedom, flashes of brilliance, intuition, eccentricity and radical change…are you having any significant breakthroughs in your life at this time?

I found this video to be spot on and relevant to what’s transpiring on the planet and for myself. Some people might take serious offense to it so just take what resonates and toss the rest.

“It’s ultimately about the discovery of yourself…not about society or other people. Life is about the discovery of who and what you are”

 

Aries Lunar Eclipse 2014

The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse and full moon is 15 degrees of Aries, in conjunction with the planet Uranus, and all of this is stirring quite a raucous within interpersonal relationships of both the romantic and business varieties. The knowing that things have got to change around here is full on up on the table for discussion and most of all for taking action. Relationships already on a going well curve are being recalibrated to their next highest levels of expression and cooperation while those that are on the rocks are crumbling fast and hard. Drive extra safe this week, as with Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio and this bloody eclipse to boot, people are breaking up, cracking up, and blowing up at warp speed.

This eclipse is the second of a lunar tetrad that began on April 14th and will end in September of 2015. The Aries Full Moon brings us rippling waves of rage, interspersed with moments of WTF, IMHO, OMG, and “get the f–k out of my way!” She’s pure, honest, bullet-proof, and to the point. If you’ve had trouble getting the point lately, it could be that somebody or something is kicking you from behind until you get it. If someone else important to you doesn’t seem to get it and they need to asap, it could help to exercise a bit of emotional restraint in conjunction with taking a firm stand for your cause. In other words, don’t blow your top in a moment of rage that you might regret for a long time to come.

Pluto’s placement between the full moon holds us taut like rugged stones in a slingshot, ready to be flung into the great and terrifying unknown, which far more of us are ready for than we have been in ages. We’re at the peak of a kite formation involving the fire trine with Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars, and the Sun, North Node and Venus in Libra opposite of the Lunar Eclipse conjunct Uranus and the South Node. It is a Horse year in Chinese astrology and we are now in the presence of the constellation Pegasus getting ready for flight!

The eclipsed Full Moon conjoins the fixed star Alpheratz, which is shared between the constellations Andromeda and Pegasus. Alpheratz, a purplish white star located at the opening of the top of the the “Chained Woman’s” head is actually named after “the horse’s navel” in Arabic. It just goes to show how our myriad perceptions of a single thing can differ so greatly and yet their intrinsic meanings are often so similar, particularly in the way stellar patterns are reflected back to us. Alpheratz is an area that symbolically triggers a transcendental consciousness within us, awakening our latent capacities for breaking through mental and emotional forms of bondage that have previously blocked our ability to travel freely through time and space, by ways of spontaneous visionary or psychedelic experiences, weird Uranian experiences (being so close to this planet and all!), “transpersonal psychology” and astral projection. This star has been conjunct Uranus most of the year, involved in the Cardinal Grand Crosses and will be lighting the fires both under and above us until the March Equinox of 2015. An urgency to move beyond our past and current limitations is growing stronger by the hour.

Some people are breaking free from the chains of emotional constraint in their relationships while others seem to be caving in under the pressure for much needed change or divorce. Many singles and couples alike are realizing that they need to find another way to collect funds and coexist financially, because the economy has continued to crash over the past several months, leaving people without jobs, homes, and in some cases identities. Venus in Libra opposite of the eclipse and approaching the North Node suggests people moving into relationships or evolving their current ones into states that are more reflective of who they are, rather than issues they’re trying so desperately and painfully to resolve. Relational pain is getting so old, so fast. So many have gone through it a thousand times before, now it’s time to “get over it” and for life to go on!

Damsels in Distress and Warrior Princesses

The archetypal energies and historical figures that may be associated with the Moon in Aries run the gamut from Pocahontas to Wonder Woman to Pandora. Xena, the Warrior Princess personifies the Moon in Aries at her fiercest, while Princess Leia of Star Wars at is an aspect of the Arian lunar goddess that is slick but still needs some rescuing.

Whether we witness or experience some form of victimhood or injustice at this time there is more than likely an element of competition at its core. Somebody else wants it more, wants to do it better or wants to believe that they are the best at something. Others may simply be fed up with the fuss and make a run for it, more like a mad dash for escape with debris flying in the air behind them.

The distressed damsel cries for freedom and mercy while the lunar warrior charges ahead without care for consequences. Both of these feminine energies or aspects of the Dark Goddess are present in both men and women and have arisen to help resolve some of our deepest inner conflicts with ourselves that too often have been projected outwardly to partners and other irritating people in our lives.

This is what it will be like (and already is) for some folks, – trippin hard during the “luny” eclipse coming up this Wednesday, October 8th, illustrated by one of the ultimate Uranian and eclipsed damsels in distress:

Transforming Greed

As I type this the Moon is in Capricorn having just conjoined Pluto, and I’m noticing how the topic of money, survival, and the concept of greed seem very intertwined in a paradigm shift that is currently taking place in the world. As much as I have an innate faith in the human race despite all odds, there are moments when like most of us, just find our state of affairs almost impossible to bear.

Greed, one of the so-called seven deadly sins, infects all of us at some point in our lives, whether we are the perpetrator or perpetrated ones, where the best or most goods have been stuffed away at the expense of another or others’ benefit and wellbeing. We don’t like to look at or talk about this, because it makes us itch, and is all too easy to point the finger at another than to honestly contemplate how greed may reside within us.

In order to transform greed we must first come to a better understanding of what it even means. The thing about this is, I don’t believe in what theorists call the “greed gene” and that greed is a necessarily a natural occurrence for us. Just like the seven deadly sins, greed is a result of a very deeply rooted fear – the fear of loss, being left out, and of not having enough. Greed causes one to steal for fear that if they do not they themselves may be robbed. It is completely irrational and insane. This is the way that our very government functions.

In understanding the origins of greed, we must also consider the impact that trauma has upon us and the habits that ensue from the holding pattern of an unreleased trauma. If one did experience a traumatic loss through famine, war, or some other disaster it should not be surprising if later in life that person subconsciously tried to compensate for an earlier period of shock and lack, when they felt they had no defense, no resources in order to support themselves in the face of opposition.

Right now we need to look at greed without fear and take a look at what it is doing to our planet. The Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on the 23rd of October will be like the bright open eye in the sky that illuminates many dark corners and shows us what we must let go of in order to have what we truly want. If we don’t use this opportunity wisely it may haunt us into the year 2015, with explosive results in an economic crash between the eclipses of March and September.

It is commonly said that there is a financial crisis every seven years, and our last major one was in 2008, with a record of over 3 million foreclosure filings. Supposedly, our negative financial information such as late or unpaid bills, foreclosures, and bankruptcies generally disappear from credit reports after seven years. Interestingly, the planet Saturn associated with limitations, tests, and delays also has a cycle of seven and a half years. Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler is the keeper and voracious eater of time, and in Scorpio where he currently transits, we are indeed pressured for time and all the resources we can muster until December 23rd. Please, let’s not spend all of our money on Christmas presents that we’ll be in debt over for the next seven years of our lives.

Banks say that they will only lend to people with good credit but those are just the same people they lent to before, seven years later (the number Seven is relevant to the current Time frame we are operating from). Not only do banks make money out of thin air – a topic that anyone who can read can research on the internet these days, but we can no longer afford to place our faith in a monetary system that leaves us high and dry any more than an atheist can give his or her heart to Jesus.

Not that I’m a fan, but Austrailian philsopher and skeptic David Stove said, in obvious criticism, “If Darwin’s theory of evolution is true, no species can ever escape from the process of natural selection.” We need and are indeed being presented with new, upgraded theories to permeate our Collective Mind. Greed need not be factored in if we realize that we’re all in this together, and that each person does make a difference and contributes to the whole.

Here’s a bit of Libran insight since we’re in its sign and the Aries/Libra axis of Full Moons until September of 2015: If we don’t want to see the massive “bubble” form in commodities that result in economic collapse, we have to stop supporting the greed-driven companies and their products that we share co-dependent relationships with. We have to go cold turkey in some cases on what we’re used to. That sounds terrifying to some people because how else would we survive? My answer would be by getting back to basics. Thanksgiving, coming right up, is one of the most sickening money-maker holidays of the USA to date, reminding Native Americans of the greed of white men who destroyed their villages. Just as in religious crusades, people should not be so sinful as to announce such deeds in the name of God, but more accurately, in the name of greed.

What makes more money than almost anything else in the world? War. Yes it does “take” money – our money, to make money, and war is a perfect example of the nightmare carousel that perpetuates disease, destruction and the desire for more, round and round on our planet with seemingly no end. These are just a few tidbits to mull over at anyone’s convenience, for whatever they’re worth, or not as the case may be.

We are not ready to stop using money, because it is still the most widely accepted means for our survival as a species. However, we can begin to shift our values toward what makes life truly meaningful, and raise our vibrational frequencies in the process so that we more easily attract everything that we need and want. For those who find it impossible to envision a life without money, inspiration may be found in this documentary about Heidemarie in Germany:

If we want to enjoy warm festivities with a clear conscious this year and in the future we actually have to use our sense of reasoning, creativity and intuition combined. We must’nt let fear, money or greed be the guiding light in deciding what to make, buy, or share.

Perhaps our new strategies and choices will seem strange to family and friends, and we may feel a temporary sense of alienation and shame. Many great ideas are scoffed at initially, and later come to be respected. Sooner or later, more of humanity will join the dance for true freedom and self expression for all.

Reflections on the numerological Seven year of 2014 & where we are heading in the 7th sign

  • The significance of the number Seven
  • Activation of the Crown chakra
  • Lunar eclipse of October 8th 2014
  • The year of the Green Wood Horse & Chariot of the Tarot
  • Honoring grief and transformation
  • Planetary/inner transits and Retrogrades
  • Elfin wisdom

 

Healing is Deconditioning

I stated recently in my talk on the Autumn Equinox with Pluto now in the shadow of its station to direct motion that many of us are in a process of intense deconditioning in all aspects of our lives. Relationships are a major highlight, but so is healing in a very broad sense.

Any effective form of healing basically addresses and helps to decondition us from falseness, programming and conditions that have weighed heavily in our consciousness and taken on some form of dis-ease, whether mental, emotional or physical.

Healing is therefore a process of elimination, rather than some external agent meant to make us “whole”.  It is not about ingesting this herb or undergoing that process in order to become more of what we already are or should be. It can however cause us to evolve more rapidly than we would if we remained incapacitated by our illness.

Whether subtle or extreme, healing is about purification, and in some cases exorcism (Pluto helps with this). Holistic practitioners and their methods of healing usually take into consideration that we are multidimensional beings, having experiences on many different levels, some beyond the scope of our ordinary consciousness. We are more than these bodies that we are temporarily inhabiting. Through a particular healing modality we may be assisted in freeing ourselves from various forms of mind control, outworn beliefs, harmful attachments and habits, and obvious manifestations of toxicity. Ultimately in any form of healing we are being restored to our own natural state of equilibrium, rhythm, and wholeness that is not to be compared to anyone else’s.

People are beginning to wake up to this knowledge on a massive scale. People are taking back their power from doctors and authority figures that were supposed to help keep their lives together, able to barely function in a flatlining, seldom optimal kind of way. People are realizing that healing comes from within.

In a genuine healing, our inner eyes are opened to more of the reality of our existence. The so-called wool can no longer be pulled over our Ajna centers. We might not like what we see, but we are no longer paralyzed and held captive by our hidden enemies, and the monstrous enemy of our own murky subconscious. It becomes easier to access our innate wisdom, beauty and abilities.

Over the next five weeks, whenever discomforts arise and when immunity seems to lower around you, remember the source of true healing. Whatever methods you choose, remember who navigates your ship, and sincerely question who it is who is thinking your thoughts.  When we change our thoughts, we change our experiences.

Venus in Libra 2014

Venus entered Libra today, where our goddess planet of love and beauty is most comfy and at ease with herself and others. Thank heavens for this transit while Mercury is going Retrograde to help take the edge off of some otherwise sharp relationship situations. She will be moving through Libra until the Scorpio Solar Eclipse of October 23rd.

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Birth of Venus Aphrodite by Brenda Burke

With Venus in this sign we’re more inclined to listen when others speak, and to seek out equality and fairness wherever possible. We’re overall less aggressive and want to get along, but a pacifist attitude should not be taken at the expense of ones dignity and sense of personal justice. Venus adores beauty and is completely in love with love here, and she also wants everything to be pretty, sweet, and merry. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t quite work that way, much of the time. The Victorian era makes a perfect example of what Venus in Libra might do if such a transit lasted that long – decorating everything and everyone to look pretty and frilly, as a cover up for the intensity of harsh living conditions and how short-lived they are underneath. Oh yeah – and Venus in Libra, just like Venus in Taurus loves to shop. Don’t overdo it, especially since Retrograde Mercury (from October 4th until October 26th) means expensive items may be regretfully returned. If we’re aware of this temptation, we can most certainly be more practical in our approach.

In any case, artistic appreciation and inspiration will be heightened, making this an excellent time to catch up on projects begun a year or so ago that may be useful for upcoming holiday events. The goddess of love has been known to have major difficulties making decisions about her lovers, so this is not the most ideal time for new commitments, marriage, or business ventures. However if you already have something in motion this influence could very well enhance that flow.

Venus squares Pluto during the Lunar Eclipse of October 8th, which can build up the intensity of bonds, possessiveness, and expectations within close relationships. At the same time she joins the Grand Kite action with the Sun in Libra, Jupiter in Leo, Uranus in Aries, and Mars in Sagittarius. This is very progressive to say the least, indicating that no matter how painful certain relationships and relationship endings may seem right now it is more than likely that they’re for the best interest of both parties. We’re being pushed by others who are close to us (or leaving us) to evolve more fully into ourselves!

By the 17th of October Venus and Mercury pair up and breathe some diplomacy or at least some poetry into our possibly jumbled communications. Venus in Libra is highly attracted to her opposites, so this month be alert to contrariness in what is both projected outward and attracted…

Ok, enough of this writing (or reading) – it’s time to go decorate!

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