Healing Readings for Heart & Soul

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!

Some hand written insights read aloud, about the Autumn Equinox 2014 as well as:

  • New Moon in Libra
  • Mercury Retrograde in Libra & Scorpio
  • Pluto Direct
  • the Libra/Aries Full Moon polarity,
  • Lunar Eclipse in Aries 10/8/14
  • and Mars in Sagittarius
  • Venus in Libra

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Word Composition & Speech Copyright by Yerevan 2014

The New Moon on September 23rd of 2014 has a tone of potency and almost urgency about it. At just over 1 degree of Libra it forms a conjunction to the Super Galactic Center (SGC) – a voracious black hole that gravitationally organizes over thirty galaxies, our own included, as Philip Sedgwick has stated “at the cost of cannibalizing all of them”. This Autumn Equinox New Moon so close to the SGC indicates that we are being triggered toward a deeper understanding of our interrelatedness, as our relationships on Earth encompass so much more than mundane friendships and marriages, but include our extended family tree in all of life in this universe and even beyond. What does the word relationship mean to you and what sensations does it bring up? Right now we are evolving into both the question itself and the ever widening permeable answer.

There is a lot going on in the sign of Libra over the next few weeks and even months (you can tune in to my radio show on Tuesday morning the of the 23rd between 9:00 – 10:00 am PST for more info on the equinox, autumn season, and Libra/Aries polarity on KOWS radio), in addition to the Autumn Equinox with the Sun moving into this sign. Mercury has been in Libra since September first and Venus will enter on the 29th.

Libra, one of the most misunderstood signs is about relationship, and all that it entails. It indicates a duality between self and other, with emphasis on the give-and-take, the cause-and-effect, the positive and negative polarities within each relationship. In a word, we can say this sign is about Karma, particularly the growing sense of awareness or consciousness about karma and how it operates in our lives.

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Ma’at, Egyptian goddess of Truth, Balance, and Justice

We have relationships to each other and also to seemingly inanimate objects that we use and abuse. We share relationships with the rocks, plants, trees, the homes we live in, with money, our neighbors, our audiences, our mail deliverers and internet servers, our perceived enemies, the planets and constellations and to this mysterious being some of us call God that we are all but extensions and reflections of.

We are shifting into the darker seasons with greater self-awareness than some of us have ever had before as well as the incentive to utilize and maximize both our latent and already manifest skills and abilities – and to do so in the spirit of cooperation. As lovely as it sounds this line of work is not for the faint of heart. We are achieving levels of success we didn’t know were possible before, that may even seem intimidating, disconcerting to our discontent. It is also exhilarating for those of us who have done the work to get where we are, and/or those willing to take up the challenge that life offers us now to create anew, driven by heart and soul. This is also the season of harvest, in which we will most certainly reap what we have sown.

Mercury has slowed down in Libra since the 14th for going Retrograde from October 4th to the 26th. Mercury enters Scorpio on September 27th, back-tracking into Libra on October 10th and completing its transit in this sign by November 8th.  Already you may have noticed quite a few miscommunications or irritating encounters with others that perhaps got under your skin or caused you to wonder “What’s in the air – did I – or did that girl get up on the wrong side of the bed or something?” Be careful about signing contracts or taking on new projects and agreements until the first week of November unless you don’t mind complications and delays. Ironically, Mercury is not necessarily at its kindest or most charming in the sign of Libra but can come across as simultaneously touchy and tough. There is also an underlying seriousness in our communications right now that thankfully can’t get too out of hand with Mars ablaze in fun-loving Sagittarius. Mars squaring Neptune during the past few days has added some colorful and bizarre additions to the mix.

With many hardships recently having passed and many blessings pouring in, we do not want to lose ourselves in either sorrow or ecstasy, anger or apathy, but to maintain a sort of non-attachment to objects and outcomes. We have gone from asking “Who am I” to now asking “Where do we go from here?” In Libra we need to keep it real and find a way to express our humanity, our truth, and our sense of justice without losing our cool. That’s all easier said than done, even though many with planets in this sign make it look like a piece of cake.

Libra is a sign that in its highest expression operates on the vibrational level of Ho’Oponopono, which is a Hawaiian practice for taking inner responsibility for whatever imbalances are both outwardly and inwardly perceived. The practice can awaken profound insights about our interconnectedness as well as lead to healing and transformation. The outer reflects the inner here quite quickly - thus indicating that the consciousness of the Law of Cause and Effect has become significantly heightened. We can either try to run and hide from that, blame others, or practice our own form of Ho’Oponopono. Here are a few relevant phrases to live by: “I’m sorry. Thank you. Please forgive me. I love you”

Pluto stations Direct after its annual six months of Retrogradation just before the New Moon occurs and approaches a square to it, and a T-square to rebellious Uranus in Aries. The collective creative impulse is greatly magnified as we seek to know and grow more fully aware of and into our purpose, as individuals and as a whole. We want to become more conscious and and on target with what kind of impact we have on those around us, as well as how we allow others to effect us.

Saturn’s continued mutual reception with Pluto and conjunction with Ceres in Scorpio during the New Moon emphasizes a need for many of us to reparent ourselves in regards to to emotional security, money, and the Mother Earth. Just as a black hole such as the SGC devours everything in sight, many of us in civilization have been born into a reality that bases its entire existence on consumerism and wastefulness of resources to the point of creating poverty on an otherwise rich and fertile planet.

The Sabian symbol for the New Moon of the 23rd is:

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“The transmutation of the fruits of the past experiences into the seed-realizations of the forever creative spirit; a repolarization of inner energies leading to a creative centralization of consciousness”

Creative centralization assists us in Manifestation, which is what we achieve more readily when we collaborate, cooperate and relate compassionately with others.

With Mars entering Sagittarius today, the heat is on! By the time many of you read this Mars will have exited the shadowy depths of Scorpio where much has been reckoned with and released and burst through the gates of the house of the fiery archer. There is an excitement in the air that tells us we should change direction, try something or go somewhere new, and commit more deeply to a pursuit for freedom and truth.

Pozhara fire godSome people may have a tendency to become too pushy about their version of “truth”, particularly of the religious variety (Mars in Sagittarius has often been known as a crusader) , while to others it will simply become more apparent as what they believe is repeatedly met with confirmation.

The greatest danger with Mars here is that we or others will fight mercilessly wherever injustice has been witnessed, without weighing out the pros and cons of any particular execution.  Sparks and tempers may fly, but facts and intentions should be double-checked before definitive action taken with Mercury slowing down to Retrograde in Libra, holding every word said in its scales.

We have an especially great opportunity over the next few weeks – until October 26th to push through some major obstacles in our way if we don’t let the destructive energy of Mars get the better of us. We know how miscommunications can wreak havoc on relationships but we also know that certain misconduct is or has been intentional…and this is what may enrage the Mars in Sagittarius person and those with planets being activated by this transit. We can either explode and place blame on things and others that make our lives more difficult than they should be or we can direct that passionate energy to our own transformative and evolutionary process.

Mars forms a square to Neptune in Pisces on September 21st, ironically on “International Peace Day”. This is when nightly dreams might really start getting weird as will possibly interaction from those who wield some kind of religious or seemingly magical power and influence over us or the world. It is equally possible that heightened spiritual states liberate us from oppressive outside influences.

Into the first week of October Mars begins to square Chiron which might bring up some very raw emotions that need physical outlets for release and expression. Meanwhile we receive help from a Grand Kite that trines Mars to Jupiter in Leo, Uranus in Aries, and the Sun in Libra. There is an optimism and readiness to act on our convictions with fairness and level-headedness rather than cruelty or rashness, thanks to Libra’s inherent desire for peace and equilibrium. After all, we need friends and allies to achieve many of our goals for as alien as we may sometimes feel we are not islands unto ourselves.

With Mars in this sign and Mercury Retrograde we are in for a wild ride, but the harmony between Sagittarius and Libra indicate that we got this – we can do this without running ourselves into the ground or losing our minds. If either of those things start to happen, don’t be afraid to stop, recalibrate and “reboot”. Cheers to wild adventures and revelations! <3

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