Monday, August 27, 2018

September 2018 Horoscope




After the last few months of crazy retrograde planetary energy, it's nice to see the energies shifting as we welcome September and the coming Autumn Equinox.

We start things off with Mercury, the planet of communication, mental thought processes and short distance travel entering its own sign of Virgo on September 5th. Because Mercury rules Virgo and is exalted in this sign, its energies are at its best here. We can expect shrewd thinking, careful analysis and more precise communication with this energy. It is very work orientated energy so if you have any tasks that require a lot of mental focus, now is the time to work on them.

One warning with this energy is that we tend to find faults more easily and therefore run the risk of insulting and criticizing ourselves and others because of this extra keen ability to notice all the details. Mercury in Virgo energy is challenged to use tact and find the best way of communicating without stopping production because of misunderstandings due to unnecessary criticism. Be discerning but also pull in the polarity of Virgo - which is Pisces’ compassion and empathy - to help balance it. This will help you gain more ground in your communication with others during this time. Mercury is only here for a short time as it will enter Libra on the 21st.

September 6th sees the energies of Saturn once again turn direct. This planet has been retrograde for the past few months, ever since April 17th in the sign it rules, Capricorn and it hasn’t been an especially easy transit! Many have been dealing with the karma coming up which needed to be cleared and this can often lead to some personal dilemmas as well as relationship blowouts.

Also, negative thinking and depression is a common occurrence whenever Saturn is involved, so if you’ve been feeling rather blue, things should be looking better now. We must keep in mind that Saturn is also our great teacher, providing us with opportunities for growth. As Saturn turns direct, the pressure is lifted and if we were good little students, we will have learned much over this retrograde period. Saturn challenges us to gain wisdom through our trails, but like Nietzsche said “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”

Venus, the planet of love, money, possessions and pleasure enters the sexy and steamy sign of Scorpio on the 9th. Venus is about relationships, Scorpio is about passion and deep meaning. This means we will crave more meaningful and intense experiences when relating with others.  With this energy, we are not concerned with superficial or base level relationships, we are looking for more intimacy, depth and opportunities to merge with our partners.

Be mindful of playing mind games with others either to exert or give up your personal power as the darker side of Scorpio can sometimes get nasty. Stay grounded by applying the polarity of Scorpio’s opposite - Taurus’s ability to think deliberately and act practically - to your impulse to dive too deeply into the power struggle game.

Money is also ruled by Venus so when Scorpio gets involved, we can see issues concerning shared assets come into play. It is a good time for devising a family budget, so long as you and your partner are working fairly and with common goals. Subtle issues in this department will become more apparent while Venus is here so if you are not in harmony about these shared assets, there may be some bumps to smooth out.

September 9th also sees the energy of the New Moon in Virgo. This is a good time for making plans, analyzing data, setting goals and getting organized. Just be mindful of being too critical of yourself and others! Set your intentions for this New Moon phase (from now until the Full Moon on the 24th) to focus on the area in your chart which Virgo rules. This transit occurs at 17 degrees Virgo. You can get a free birth chart from www.astro.com to see which house Virgo rules in your chart.

On September 10th Mars, the planet of energy, action and desire goes through the cerebral sign of Aquarius for the second time this year. It was retrograde for most of the summer, causing many of us to feel the frustration of feeling stagnant and unable to make progress. Also many of us were experiencing anger, impatience and extra tension because of this energy but now it eases up as the emotional coolness of Aquarius causes it to simmer down. Now is a time to don a new perspective of those areas you wish to apply your energy - what haven’t you tried before? In what new ways can you approach your desires?

On September 21st Mercury enters Libra after a very short stint through Virgo earlier this month. When Mercury is in the air sign of Libra, our communication often becomes softer and more harmonizing. We are more willing to listen to others and to make compromises in order to be fair and just. If you had any arguments with others, now is a better time for finding common ground and negotiating peace.   

On September 22nd the Sun enters Libra and this harmonizing energy is amplified. The Sun enters Libra on the Fall Equinox, a time when both day and night are equal and equality is the name of the game for Libra. During this time we seek better relationships with everyone, not just love interests as we extend the harmonizing energies of Libra’s ruling planet, Venus through the illumination of the Sun which highlights our unique personality. We seek balance in our relationships and mutual exchanging of ideas in order to bring about a more harmonious solution for all.

The only warning with this is to be aware of the tendency to be “too nice” for fear of conflict or confrontation. This is about having equality and you can’t have that if you are too afraid to speak your truth. By drawing in the strength of Libra’s opposite polarity - Aries’ ability to know and exert the self - we will be given the gift of diplomacy and tact that Libra brings and still be able to stand strong within our own boundaries.

On September 24th we have the Full Moon at 2 degrees in Aries. The Full Moon is always a time of extra tension, but with the energy of Aries here, it can also be an explosive energy when it comes to emotional outbursts! There are other planetary factors involving Saturn, Mercury and Chiron at play with this Full Moon, but I’ll spare you the details and cut to the bottom line. For some of us, we may experience the reemergence of childhood issues popping up around this time. If there is an emotional wound that still needs healing, now is the time to deal with it. Others may experience increased periods of anxiety and self-doubt. The energies of the Full Moon are asking you to find balance in your life by noticing the areas of your life where you have been neglecting yourself and to take action toward positive change.

As if the Full Moon energy wasn’t enough, on September 25th we have Chiron going back into Pisces until February 17th, 2019. This energy has us looking at the woundsof the collective consciousness and finding new ways to heal from it. There is much going on right now collectively as humanity’s vibrations rise and we begin our ascent into a new era and this Chiron in Pisces energy is calling us as a species to heal our spiritual wounds and find our unity.

On September 30th we end the month with Pluto, the planet of power and transformation going direct once again at 18 degrees Capricorn. This powerful energy has been at play alongside Saturn for quite some time now and we are seeing its effects in our governments, politics, corporations and financial systems all around the world. Transformation is inevitable on a worldwide scale right now and for some of us, it’s creating change in our personal lives as well. If you are feeling this, you are being asked to stand firm in your power and to grow from the changes taking place in yourself.

In Numerology, September 2018 is 2 universal month. It is a month for connecting with others and finding harmony in your relationships. The number 2 energy enhances the energy of the Libra Sun later this month. If you have any past issues in one of your relationships, now is the time for seeking peace and understanding. Even though it's about relationships with others this month, do not neglect the need for self-reflection and seeking the wisdom which lies within. If you do not do this work, it will make it more challenging for you to discover your own personal needs and how they relate to your relationships. Go for a walk in the woods, meditate in the park, put your toes in the sand, spend quality time in nature and find your connection once again. There are messages waiting for you there. Once you have a clearer picture in mind of what it is that you truly value, you will be able to approach any issues with others in a much better state of mind. 

Have a good month!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

When You’re Awake but Your Loved Ones Are Not




You’ve felt the pull. You’ve noticed the signs. Your life is changing; you are having your spiritual awakening. It isn’t long before you begin to realize that you feel differently than the people around you. Even though you’ve known them for years or even all of your life, suddenly their opinions and viewpoints feel foreign to you. You may even feel disgusted with a sudden realization at just how petty their so called problems are. When you try to explore this new found path and share it with them, you are met with their resistance. You’re angry and hurt at their lack of support. Tension mounts as you struggle to make peace within yourself. It can be a lot to handle for a newly awakened individual. Here are my thoughts on how to deal with this transition into a more awakened and spiritual life.

Energy and Vibrations


First of all, take a deep breath and let yourself relax. You are dealing with a very big issue; you are dealing with something on a multidimensional level. It is natural for you to feel your life shaking up around you as you begin to awaken. This is because energy is moving differently. To gain a better perspective on this, we need to understand how the creative energy of the universe works.

Quantum physics has taught us that everything in this universe is energy - even your thoughts and emotions. This energy gives off vibrations in various frequencies. When your thoughts change and you begin to step away from the ego, your thoughts become more universally connected to first, the human collective and next, to the cosmic connection. This causes your vibrations to rise in frequency. This creates a reaction in your energy field (your aura) which has a rippling effect, reaching out to other beings around you. When your frequency rises, those around you must either raise their frequency to be a closer match to yours or they must go away, out of your field. It is the law of magnetic attraction.

When you are met by resistance by those in your life, this is a clear sign that your vibrations are changing. If you find that they are offended by or even aggressive about your changes, you can bet that their fear has been triggered because this change in you is seen as a threat by their ego. This is all happening subconsciously, of course and only the self-aware would know that it is coming from a place of insecurity. Many people fear change and see it as a threat only because they do not trust life, but it takes a willingness to self-analyze to even be aware of this, so do not expect these people to make this realization. However, it helps you to understand where their resistance is coming from.
  

The Unconscious Fear


The late Louise Hay, author and founder of Hay House Publishing, said in her book, You Can Heal Your Life that “all problems stem from a lack of self-love” and I agree. There is a very deep rooted belief that we are unworthy, that we are somehow not good enough. This belief drives most of our behavior and it stems from the ego’s thought system. The ego believes in the illusion that we are separate beings and that we are separated from our Source. This creates a false thought of unworthiness within the human collective, like we were somehow bad little children who God kicked out of heaven. This is the unconscious fear that drives humanity to destructive behavior; the belief in the illusion of separation is the reason for all the pain and suffering in the world.

However, when we begin to awaken, we realize the Truth and see the illusion for what it is. We begin to see how everything is connected, how we are all extensions of Source and how everything is simply consciousness having experiences. We realize that the journey through the ego’s thought system was in order for consciousness to learn duality, to know the answer of what separation would feel like and to learn the value of love. For without the dark, we would not know the value of the light. As we awaken, we slowly dissolve the ego’s thought system and replace it with the Truth that lives within our souls. But even though we are awakening to this Truth, we must also realize that many others are still asleep.

When we remember this, we can reach inside to find the compassion for our loved ones even when they are spitting in our face. Not to say that is easy, because it is not. When they get fired up, do your best to take deep breaths (breathing is life force energy) and remind yourself that this is their fear talking. They are afraid that this means they are going to lose you as they know you. They had gotten rather used to the old you and the new you is still unknown.

They are trying to control you so that you do not change because they have taught themselves that in order to feel good, certain conditions need to be met. This is conditional love and it is what the majority of the world is taught. But with your awakening, you are being called to find and learn unconditional love, to love without restriction. This is your challenge now as you face these people who are refusing to let you change in peace.

Have patience with them and yourself, should you find yourself falling back into the trap of the ego. Awakening takes time and change can sometimes be rather bombastic when energies begin to shift. You might find that you lose old friends, but gain new ones. Or you might find a way to finally break down the barriers you had with someone else and create a new relationship based on love rather than fear. Or you might find that your loved ones begin to awaken too as they notice the changes in you. Whatever the changes are, know that they are coming because of your growth and this is a very good thing.

Dedicate Yourself to Authenticity


When someone is truly being their authentic self and they are connected with that inner strength within themselves, something magical happens. The universe supports your sincere efforts for change and spiritual growth. When you have reached the place within yourself where you realize that the most important thing you can bring to this world is your unique and authentic self, the universe will provide opportunities for you to live that truth. And dealing with day-to-day living situations has plenty of that!

If you find that you are met with resistance about practical things like lighting incense or candles, carrying crystals, setting up an altar or anything of the sort, relax. It is not necessary for you to have this in order for you to continue your spiritual journey. These sorts of things are tools and although they can be very helpful for many, they do not make or break your enlightenment. It is the honest and sincere quest of the spiritual student that matters, not the tools.

If you can, try to talk to the people who are resisting your spiritual expression and let them know that you are undergoing a spiritual change and that this is important to you. If you feel safe to do so, tell them that having these sorts of things in your environment helps you to feel connected and in alignment with your authentic self. Let them know that you respect their feelings but you are willing to compromise with them and work with them to find a win-win situation for you both. If they do not honor your request, thank them for listening and move on. It is not worth fighting it, let it go and ask the universe to bring you a solution. It will and if you are not caught up in the worry, doubt, fear or anger, you will be clear enough to see the solution.

When I was in the “broom closet” as I like to call it, I was faced with this dilemma. I was living with my parents for a short period after my divorce. I did not feel safe to tell most of my family about my spiritual journey, although I was authentic with everyone else in my life. I was fearful of what my Christian family members would say or do if they saw my altar materials so I kept them in an old fashioned suitcase under my bed. I wanted so badly to express myself spiritually, so I asked for a solution and sat in meditation. Then it hit me, I didn’t need to have a permanent altar. I could build a temporary one. So whenever I got the chance, I would grab my suitcase, go out into nature and set up my altar in the woods or by the river. The suitcase itself served as my altar. This gave me the added bonus of being surrounded by nature and I found that my meditation and prayer sessions always went better out there anyway.

Conclusion


Whatever you are facing in your life, remember this, there is a solution to every problem. If you are clear, you will receive the answers from the universe in one way or another. To remain clear, you must be mindful of your emotions, your thoughts and your vibrations (which is what creates your life) so that you are vibrating at a high enough frequency to notice the solutions and the support that the universe provides for you every day. Spending time in quiet meditation is the best way for you to train yourself to be mindful of these things and one of the quickest ways for you to raise your vibrations. Make it your daily practice and test this for yourself.

Most of all, when you are faced with resistance, remind yourself that you are learning unconditional love as a part of your spiritual journey back to your true nature as a co-creative force in this universe. And please remember that you are not alone even though it might feel like you are. There are many  of us out there who are awake with you and the more of us who live our Truth, the more of us will continue to awaken. Major changes are happening on this planet and many of us are hearing the call. Know that although your loved ones may not be supporting you through this, the universe supports your growth and is providing you with guidance on your path. Your path is made clearer when you can see it through the lens of compassion and unconditional love. Remember this and you can face any challenge that comes your way.


Namaste


What are your experiences with this? Do you have more advice on how to handle this transition? Please share in the comments!


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Sunday, August 12, 2018

11:11 the Awakening Code





It’s been happening again and again - you notice the clock right at 11:11. You aren’t sure what it means, but something about it strikes you as important or significant in some way. You try to dismiss it, yet it keeps popping up. What could it mean? Are you losing your mind? Are you just being superstitious? Or could it mean something much more cosmically significant?

I have been studying numerology for nearly twenty years now and there isn’t a week that goes by where I don’t hear from someone about their experience with the 11:11 phenomena. More and more people are beginning to notice this number and they are questioning its significance. I have heard many interesting theories as to why this is happening and what it could mean. As a numerologist and a spiritual consultant, this is my personal take on it…

In numerology, the number 11 is considered a Master Number (along with the numbers 22 and 33). Master Numbers vibrate at a higher frequency than the other numbers. This means they carry more weight when it comes to their influence. A person with Master Numbers in his or her chart often experiences a more challenging life than the average person. This can result in a more spiritual and rewarding life experience, however this isn’t always the case. Not everyone can rise to the challenge of the Master Number assigned to them at birth and instead they will operate at the lower frequency of the number.

The number 11 is the first Master Number and it is often referred to as the 11/2 because the person can operate at either the frequency of the 11 or the frequency of the 2. This is the number of the Spiritual Messenger. Those with 11/2 Master Numbers in their charts are being challenged to rise up to their power of leadership and to share their wisdom with others in order to bring about a more harmonious and balanced energy to the planet.

In my opinion, the occurrence of the 11:11 in your life means that you are receiving messages from Spirit or Consciousness, if you will. It is a wake-up call and if you are seeing this, it means that your level of perception is rising; you are awakening to your spiritual evolution. The symbolism you see around this number is highly personal to you and your own interpretation. Whenever you notice this or other number sequences that catch your attention, ask yourself what you were thinking about prior to noticing it. More often than not, it is a response from your inner being to something you were just thinking about. Sometimes it is simply a way for Spirit to get your attention. For me personally, it feels like a wink from the Universe, letting me know that things are on track and I'm doing good on my personal journey. We live in a subjective universe, so the meaning is always going to be unique to you. Look into this personal symbolism for yourself for this means that you are being called to your next spiritual stage of life as the symbolism will be specific to your life experience.

And this is only the beginning. 

You see, our planet Earth is currently undergoing a major evolutionary shift. This shift is happening because our solar system has entered a new place in the galaxy. We have entered a photon band with increased light frequencies coming at us at an accelerated rate, something we have never before experienced as humanity. This light carries information from the cosmos and it makes its way to us through our sun. This means that humanity is also experiencing an evolutionary shift as our planet moves to a fifth dimensional perception of reality.

Because of the Internet, more and more of us are connected now like never before and information is being shared at a rapid pace. This is increasing each day as more and more of us begin to wake up to the truth of humanity’s existence. The 11:11 phenomenon, in my opinion, is happening because it is unlocking parts of our DNA which coincide with this evolution. It is a trigger code for awakening. It is enabling us to see Truth as we have never known it and it is unlocking new areas of our consciousness.

Through our media, we see greater and greater contrast, showing us the ugly state of the world. However, we must be wise and consider the fact that our media is only one tiny window into what is really going on in this world. And we must realize that the mainstream media which we have so heavily relied upon for the past several decades is in the hands of only a few people with vested interest. This enables them to give us their version of reality and if we do not bother to do the research ourselves, it is too easy for us to take their version as truth. We then form our opinions based upon these “truths” but this is very dangerous territory and it is something each of us should take responsibility for, for what we focus on increases.

Thankfully, with the internet and the rise of independent journalism (those everyday Joe’s and Jane’s out there with their own blogs and YouTube channels) we are beginning to see that what we have been told about the world is not all there is to it! In fact, it is becoming glaringly obvious that Big Brother is and has been in control of our media for quite some time now. So it is more important than ever for us independent thinkers to share what we have learned and what we know so that we can be a positive influence in the evolution of humanity. There has been a movement to slow down this evolutionary process, this spiritual awakening, for a very long time now but this has shifted and now more people are awakening.

So what does it mean for humanity to be awakened? It means the end of the old systems, the end of the ways that are no longer serving us or the planet. It means a stepping down of the old authority and the rising up of new, innovative methods and technologies that are here to serve humanity, not just the privileged few. It means getting rid of those practices that are destroying the planet and its inhabitants. It means stepping in to a new way of living, a more communal and supportive way of living. It means us embracing love over fear, positivity over negativity, humanity over profits. We are seeing the beginnings of this happening right now.

It starts with the individual. It starts with you noticing the wakeup call of 11:11. Then it is up to you to rise up to the challenge. Are you willing to evolve? Are you willing to let go of the egotistic way of doing things and learn how to work with and uplift others? Are you willing to create a new and better world? Each and every choice you make will contribute to this evolution, but one thing is for sure, humanity is awakening and there is enough momentum now that it cannot be stopped.

We are going to see the end of the old within a relatively short amount of time and many people will be left feeling confused, scattered and afraid as they wake up to some shocking truths. It is up to us awakened individuals to do our own research and to work on our own spiritual evolution now so that we may be there for the masses who are still asleep later on. We are being called now to clear out our karmic debt and transmute the negative emotions in ourselves into positive growth. It is time for us to let go of those things that no longer serve us and to take up those things that uplift us and our planet.

Right now, only a small portion of us are awake, but soon we will all wake up. Soon we will all learn the truth that the select few have been carefully guarding for centuries. Soon we will realize our true origins as humanity, as leading edge creators, as extensions of consciousness and we will make the shift into a new world. We will receive disclosure on many different levels as more of us awaken. We will move into new areas of the galaxy and take our place as members of a much larger universe than we ever dreamed possible.

Humanity has been as if in a dream, asleep in an illusionary reality. But now we are evolving and there is no going back. The clock has struck 11:11 and the alarm is going off. No matter how many times we wish to hit that snooze button, we cannot stop the fact that it is now time to awaken. It is time to stop giving in to the ego and move into the spirit. It is time to let go of the anger, the resentment, and all the negative emotions that are blocking your spiritual growth. We must first do this on an individual basis and as more and more of us learn to transmute our emotions, the sooner we change our world to a better place.

Negative emotions are not to be feared, they are your guides, letting you know what it is you truly desire for your life. Once you know what it is you do want, it is up to you to start moving in that direction. You are the creator of your life; use these emotions to help you create the life you want! Feel them, process them and let them go with appreciation for what they have taught you. It is time now to see yourself as much more than a body. You are Spirit incarnate! You are the creator of your reality! You can no longer pretend to be asleep, you hear the alarm and your eyes are opening.

It’s 11:11, time to wake up!

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