References: Collette Baron-Reid, Astrologer Colin Bedell, Astrologer Debra Silverman, Astrologer Dr. Michael Lennox, Astro.com, Allure.com & my spiritual guides and wisdom. Www.giftedtruths.com – Contact me for an Oracle Reading.
There is a very dark aspect of life that has been leading life for a long time. Seems like that is not the bread crumbs that society wants to follow any more. I heard an influencer say this week, “If a leader is trying to push an elephant up a hill and the elephant doesn’t want to go, they can’t get that elephant up the hill.” There is power in masses, power in consumerism, power in decisions to say no. Power in following your truth and finding it. If your truth doesn’t yet exist, dream. There is magic around each of us to create our truth. Feeling blind to the path forward of the new unknown can be uncomfortable, but not as uncomfortable as continuing up a path of self-destruction. Look and feel the excitement of change, for when it’s gift manifests, it is magic and it is your dream come true.
When you look around your life and realize there is a lot of toxicity, you innately feel like you want to go another direction in life. You feel your truth. You know there has to be a better way, something more meaningful, something more self-caring.
The darker aspects of life seem so prominent at every turn as I awaken to knowledge I once did not know. Seems coming out of this pandemic has taught me to realize a lot of things I once didn’t realize. The old fairy tale is over and time for a new one without so much hardship.
The wonderful thing I am so grateful for are the courageous truth tellers. The people paving the way to change. Sparking us to return to the roots of our souls, our knowing. To create new ways of life that are healthful, supportive of community. Giving us new ways forward. Empowering the urge to help one another, to share your gifts to the world. Being who you are empowers others when it comes from love and brings love to your life. Dare to share your passions with your neighbor, co-worker or family. Being your true self and living your passions often spark a positive change in others and helps them to be creative which feeds the goodness for all.
It is time for change. It is the time for community, fairness, truth, invention, innovation, technology that serves mankind and empowers us as individuals. A blossoming of our inner truth. A truth that brings mankind together to inspire one another. To lend a helping hand. I believe within our hearts is an urge to help one another, to be kind to one another and to honor and respect our differences. If we dig deep enough, we can live amongst core differences because we realize that difference is what expands our awareness toward our own truth. Be open to the change that results as you inspire others by sharing who you are, leading them to create. Being right is less important than progress and healing.
When change is happening. Often a person will step out and tell a new story. The story has a deep meaning of goodness, but isn’t quite refined. It offends some people and others get the true intended message. It sparks controversy of ones core beliefs. What if that story was a breadcrumb meant to bring us closer together. What if that person saw a truth that no one had thought about and was brave enough to share it. To try to spark expansion in us all. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could stop and say “huh, how can we build upon this story to make it better.” Rather than argue about what he got wrong, point the finger and tear this person down, destroy their reputation. Or if you find no truth in the story, maybe it is time to move your attention elsewhere and hope for wisdom.
I was thinking of the early settlers as they pioneered across the United States and settled in new territories. When faced with a hardship they had to find a way to overcome. And in overcoming, they created, invented, shared it with their community to empower, survive and continue on their journey. Heart can take us much further than hate. Truth can lead us to the light. But you have to be willing to go inside yourself and process a peaceful response when someone or something ruffles your feathers. Interaction requires discussion and debate to find a solution. Recognize your cycle of response to something new and move forward with compassion leading your action. Silence can be a good teacher and allow time for inner-transition to understanding, processing and change. Sometimes silence is the cure to bridge the gap of differences. Feed the self-expansion needed to meet half way. Awaken you to a new part of yourself, help you recognize and let go of underserving inner dialogue. And a much less stressful way to attain a needed change. Maybe practice a day of silence and see what you learn. Be mindful of your intent while focusing in the moment. Balance the output and input of your daily life.
Let’s see what the cards have to say about awakening to newness with compassion. I drew a card from the “Wisdom of the Oracle” by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew is: “Between Worlds” in protection, (upside down.) The essential meaning from the book is: Transitions, not being quite out of one situation and fully engaged in another; temporary blindness, no-man’s land. The protective message reads: Be mindful of your expectations. This is not a time for guarantees. Things will not go exactly as your plan or dictate. Let go and see what Spirit has in store. What takes hold in your life will be better than you can imagine.
I interpret this card to say, to find your new way forward requires faith, hope and trust while dreaming of a new future. Live each day in the now, but take the time to dream of what you want. Learn from the past, but don’t let it take up your time. Acknowledge it and follow your solution, let go of it’s wound. It was only your inspiration for change, not the burden of your future. To find the way forward, you need to do what is right for the moment at hand. One foot in front of the other, guided by your heart. To try to ward off the fear of the unknown, stay in the now. To follow your breadcrumbs is to search for what feels good, what feels right, what brings you closer to your core gift of self. What you are able to do now to move toward your dream. Don’t be stopped by what you don’t have. Just start where you are and let spirit bring you some magic, open some doors, bring you the inspiration to create what you need to get where you want to go. Happiness in creativity can be fun if you believe what you want is possible. It can make your daily routine a vacation of sorts when you follow your truth and let compassion lead your actions. Love yourself, love your fellow man for they too are trying to find their way through this maze we call life. We can do it better, together, empowering and cheerleading one another to each reach our goals.
July 17 there are several things happening astrologically, it is the New Moon in Cancer, Venus begins stationing/standing still until she goes retrograde on July 23rd-Sept. 3 & the nodes are changing signs. Today I want to talk about the nodes.
The North and South Nodes change signs every 18 months and it is important because it is something that everyone feels and is affected by. This also signifies what signs the eclipses will fall in the next 18 months.
On the 17th the North Node will move into Aries and the South Node will move into Libra. And because the collective world population all experience the energies, it tells us what we all will be moving toward (North Node in Aries) and moving away from (South Node in Libra) in the next 18 months. Let’s explain more about the nodes and their influences on our life.
The North Node is your spiritual purpose in life, what you are moving toward. It is what you came into this life to do. It is what you feel drawn to accomplish and develop. The influences of the North Node pulls you to expand who you are to fulfill this life’s destiny and your souls purpose. It shapes your future experiences and continued evolvement.
The South Node is the history of our soul when we are born, the accumulation of our past lifetimes. We come in to life with our history in our unconscious, our natural/innate talents and accomplishments of past lives. It also includes the wounds & traumas you carry from your past lives needed to heal to accomplish this life’s full purpose. They are the things that are easiest for you to perform naturally. Or the mental/emotional wall you hit every time you try something new. There are a myriad of examples to give, but I am hoping you understand. The South Node will stir you to act because of your accomplishments in past lives, but your wounds can also rise to prevent you. These barriers need to be healed to accomplish your soul’s purpose.
So what influence will Aries in the North Node and Libra in the South Node bring to us in the next 18 months? Aries empowers fire/passion, action, impulse, start up energy, movement, just do it & pick up the pieces later mentality. With this energy you will be driven toward doing & acting out. Libra in the South Node will give rise to the shadow aspects of Libra: passivity/fear, wanting to keep the peace amongst those in your life, people pleasing, indecisiveness, avoiding risks and things that disrupt harmony and balance.
We have an opportunity to face our barriers that keep us from moving forward with our dreams. It is good to look at your astrology birth chart to see what house Aries and Libra fall in to pinpoint more specifically how these energies will affect you personally. If you don’t, it should become apparent what aspect of your life you feel moved to go forward with and what inhibits you from doing so that seem associated with these signs.
Let’s draw a card to see what it is we all need to know about accomplishing our life’s purpose and how to deal with the barriers that prevent us from our dreams. I drew a card from the “Wisdom of the Oracle” created by Collette Baron-Reid. The card is, “Soul Mates.” The essential meaning of this card is harmonious relationships, love, friendship, companionship, a relationship fostering personal growth. You are meant to evolve and transform with the companionship of others including spirit. There are people meant to take you to the next level of your healing, consciousness and authenticity. Well, how Libra is that? So I interpret it as saying that you have to let go of the “Me” and accept the “We” in your learning journey. Having the balance of your Soul Tribe in your life, aka Truth Tribe surrounding you in life will help to empower you to move forward. Also working on your spiritual practice to strengthen your intuition and guidance. Calling in spirit to help you learn and grow. When you are feeling self-defeated, it is these resources that will empower you to heal your wounds. You will know who these people or signs are as you are naturally drawn to act. Aries empowers you to act before your self-doubt or fear stops you. But you must feel the truth in your heart when motivated to act. It takes balance and harmony to empower the energies in your life. Too extreme on any scale will build barriers that require more detours to get where you want to go. Turn inward for truth and follow it outwardly for your best life!
Peace and Love, Susan
References: Podcast “Conscious Embodiment” by Dr. Michael Lennox, Astro.com & my wisdom and intuition.
Monday, July 3 at 4:39am Pacific is the Full Moon in Capricorn in the northern hemisphere. It is the time when the Sun in Cancer shines its light on Capricorn to say, find balance in your relationships, expression of discipline and goal seeking. Cancer is about rest, self-care, emotions, nurturing, the mother of all and intuition. Capricorn is goal focused and determined to climb the ladder to success, consistent, authoritative, structured & knows how to get stuff done!
Given the influences this Full Moon, it will encourage us to be productive, get things done and show compassion for self & others. The polarity, tug-a-war can be in finding balance between the use of your intuition vs. intellect, emotions vs mind, self-care vs. self-neglect, rest vs. exertion, observing vs engaging, rules vs. creative flow, freedom vs structures. It is a time to observe yourself and others to find that balance. Collette Baron-Reid says to watch for sparks, fireworks or friction. Given the influences pay attention in areas of your relationships with yourself, work, home, rules, authority and with others. There is a urge to heal and resolve wounds in all these ways. Emotions and wounds from the past may surprise you when triggered this full moon. So allow yourself to feel them and decide what no longer belongs and adjust to a new way. Heal or release what you can and surrender in prayer or meditation with hope for answers for what can’t be reconciled at this time. With the Venus retrograde coming, there will the following months to continue to heal.
Let’s draw a card and ask: How can I find balance in my emotional and mental worlds when taking action? I drew a card from the “Enchanted Map” deck by Collette Baron Reid. The card is: “Sacred Pool” reversed. The book for this card starts by saying, “It can be difficult to overcome denial when there is reward for staying where you are.” It goes on to emphasize how you can stay safe and trapped in victimhood by living in denial. You never have to take a risk. You are dimming your light in the world, doing the same things over and over again. It encourages you to take a look in the mirror and see the truth of what you really want in life. Surrender to the need to self-sabotage. Once you overcome the need to deny and be comfortable in a boring life, you can seek adventure, create magic, see with clear eyes. Live a more empowered life. It always comes down to being honest with the truth that lives in your heart and having the courage to live it. Trust your innate wisdom, take action on it, flow through how the world responds and don’t let it stop you. Let go of what doesn’t align with your truth and heart.
Peace & Love, Susan
References: Collette Baron-Reid, Debra Silverman and my own dreams and wisdom.
I have been thinking about evil and it’s existence lately. One thing is certain, it’s intent is to control and destroy humanity. That can be an overwhelming, fear provoking reality in many ways when the evil exist in the powers that be in society. But then I remember that it is in our nature to want to be happy and survive.
I also have read that evil usually self-destructs in time. That theory entices my optimism because I look at evil and see it sustains it’s power by the participation of their victim. So if evil destroys the thing that empowers them, how can evil win? I guess that depends on how tortured the victim is willing to be and how long their actions support empowering evil’s sustenance instead of creating change.
We all have blind spots in life and when bad things happens, we are awakened to a reality of needed change. We begin facing a crossroads in our life, evaluating if we continue down the same road or alter our course? Do we grip onto what is familiar or available, whether it helps or not? Or do we begin to explore new territory, more inclined to bring back happiness, our desired outcome. Do we have the explorer nature within ourselves to believe our path forward will guide us to something new with a positive and better outcome?
There is a card in on one of Collette Baron-Reid’s Oracle decks, “Oracle of the 7 Energies,” titled “The Land Between.” It explains you are in unfamiliar territory with an uncertain future when in transition moving toward change. The card’s picture reflects being between 2 cliffs, crossing hanging bridges to a new land mass that is floating in the air. It reflects a sense of instability, yet promising adventure to an unknown future. One of our faults as humans is we need a guarantee in taking a risk. Instead of connecting to our intuition to know if it is the right action forward to change and trusting the unknown. Understanding how our body communicates that higher knowing can bring great confidence and success. How many times after a negative incident do you say, “I knew it didn’t feel right, but I did it anyway?” If you know how your body tells you something isn’t right, do you know how it tells you when it good to move forward?
Have you ever noticed yourself when you are exploring something fun and exciting how you react during the experience. You seem to enjoy being led blindly because you know the outcome and are being rewarded positively. You feel safe and will have been entertained in the end. It is when we need to explore the unknown and not know the outcome that can throw off our confidence and sense of comfort blindly exploring our path forward. I can’t emphasize enough, how being in touch with knowing and feeling truth within your body can encourage the confidence through change.
I find several things help me to feel confident and comfort in that blind stage of discovery. One is being sure of what I want my outcome to be and to know that whatever materializes will be a vision of my truth, although not necessarily the exact replica of my vision. I say that because when you are creating something new, the unknown of the new is always part of the mix. So I have to prepare myself for the unexpected attributes of my dream and open myself to check to see if when things materialize, it aligns with my truth and my heart to know if it is the final outcome. If not, I keep learning and refining until it feels satisfactory to my dreams. But it is the knowing within myself that all will be okay because there are solutions possible that keep me from stressing or giving up. And knowing that when I wish and dream for a new solution to my dilemma, it is within my power to be part of creating a new future and my dreams will be answered. I often pray I will remain diligent to explore, until I see my truth in front of me and my dreams have materialized. The unknown can bring out detours/behaviors in us, but that is part of the process and change to get where we are headed. So it is important not to give up and continue to grow through those barriers for the good. When we dream for success, we find ourselves supported along the way when we trust what feels true.
Though evil can be scary and destructive to us by nature, it is the very thing that drives drastic change for the better. It is the rail we bump into to alert us we need to correct our course before we crash. If you feel within yourself unhappiness profound enough to provoke the idea of change, begin to dream about what you hope for instead. When the dream true to your heart begins to arrive, react with action. Trust and know that what is in your heart is meant to be. And the only thing standing in it’s way is you believing it is possible and remaining hopeful. Sometimes, that is all it takes to create the change necessary when you feel unsure how to proceed. But it is important to embrace the solution when it arrives.
In conclusion, I side with the belief that evil self-destructs. Because what evil offers is not within our nature to accept. And we need not unravel at it’s presence, but simply look another way forward. Refuse to allow fear or hatred to overcome in reaction when faced with the unknown, for it is just a time to pivot, dream, keep the faith and remain true to the truth of joy! Remain curious to what you don’t understand. Show compassion to your fellow man, because most likely, they are also trying to find their way forward the best they know how.
Peace and Love, Susan
At 9:37pm Pacific in the northern hemisphere, the Sun and Moon are in alignment in Gemini and we have the New Moon.
The Gemini is known as the twins, those who love to learn, read, communicate & educate. They seek a well rounded amount of information about life to accumulate as many facts as possible and therefore are good mediators. They love to be in the middle of something new and socialize about the latest thing they are doing. A well disciplined Gemini will have perception through their intellect and what they have educated themselves in. On the challenging side, they can be mentally scattered & not always finish things they start, can get spread a bit to thin, find decision making difficult & sometimes find it hard to stay on task or commit to something for a long period of time. But their gift to us is their many perspectives and their passion for sharing and teaching.
This New Moon in Gemini is a time to share ideas, connect with others and recognize how we use thoughts and communication to represent who we are. A time to look at life dreams and recalibrate them to align with our authentic self. Let go of the things that no longer align with your current passions and motivations of the heart. Let go of the need to find self approval outside yourself & stay away from drama, chaos & escapism. It is a time to see new possibilities ahead and be seen. The planetary influences offer a heightened spiritual connection, intuition and healing. Take the time to connect with The Divine/God, your higher power and become more clear on your purpose in life.
Over the next 6 months, Neptune will return to Capricorn and finish breaking apart the old systems & structures that no longer work. This work began in 2008 and will end January of 2024 when Pluto moves into Aquarius. Since the New Moon is a time to plant the seed for the future. Try to align your intentions for new ideas that align with who you are. Be your individual, authentic piece to the puzzle of the world. There is a lot of change going on in the world right now. Stake your claim and voice it to your Truth Tribe, your community. The next 6 months need to be about how you want your world to be going forward. Aquarius is about sovereignty, inventiveness, technology, truth, community and fairness. Know your ideas and voice matters!
Let’s close by drawing a card and ask how we can awaken our soul to create a purposeful life? I drew a card from Collette Baron-Reid’s “The Dream Weaver’s Oracles” deck. The card was “All is Calm Upon These Shores” & the essential meaning is: a calm and centered sense of Self, radical acceptance, peaceful interactions with others, releasing attachment. The way to these calm inner shores is simple: meditation and prayer, coupled with surrendering your wants and your attachments to the will of the Divine, being humble and grateful for what is in front of you.
Peace & Love, Susan
References: Debra Silverman, Leslie Tagorda, Dr. Michael Lennox, Collette Baron-Reid & my wisdom and dreams.
The New Moon in Taurus is on May 19, 2023 at 8:53am Pacific. Taurus wants us to embody who we are and honor ourselves for all we are capable of. It is imperative we take care of ourselves before we attempt to help others. And this New Moon will push you to put your foot down and say, “I deserve this!”
Taurus is about the physical world of form and the pleasure we get from life on earth. Because it is ruled by Venus, Taurus recognizes it’s hearts desires and sets out to manifest those desires into real life experiences. The strengths of Taurus include reliability, patience, devotion, responsibility and a sense of stability. The weaker moments of Taurus can bring about stubbornness, possessiveness & inflexibility. Sudden changes often upset Taurus as well as complications & insecurity.
The past few weeks my spiritual practice has led me to know that I need to focus on what I want moving forward. To stay away from the darkness of today’s reality and put forth energy toward creation of a world that allows us each to be authentic and live out our hearts desires. Taurus supports us receiving what we want in life. The fear producing possibilities that linger and surround us can only be empowered if we spend our time and energy believing in them. We need to avoid putting energy into what we don’t want. It is within our power to create a future aligned with our hearts desires, authenticity and pleasures. Dream, act and create!
While the present planetary influences can heighten our fears, they can also be supportive to keep us out of the fear. It is up to us to decide what our experience will be. Ignore the fear mongering, chaos and divide and focus on love, sharing and creating a more balanced reality. Taurus is known to slow the process of manifestation so you can prove your worth, change what you are meant to heal, recognize what holds you back or misguides you. In setting your intentions, believe you can have the goodness in life, take action toward it and then pass on your empowerment to others. There is enough fulfillment possible for everyone on this planet.
Lets ask the cards what it is we need to know to stay focused on a deserving empowerment for an abundant and freedom loving future. I drew a card from the Oracle of the 7 Energies by Collette Baron-Reid: “A Tall Tale.” This cards key concepts are: denial, concealing the truth so you can manipulate and control a situation, fear-based communication, creating a narrative to hide behind, not allowing the fear of what others will think to influence your words, learning to communicate from a place of authenticity.
Now is the time to be brutally honest with ourselves. Recognize our short comings and gain strength to be a better person. Take responsibility for our actions and admit when we are wrong in order to change our path. Instead of tearing others down to be right or gather sympathy, show compassion and support when needed. Let go of trying to control others or their actions to manipulate an outcome. Let go of the need to hide the truth within your heart. When you trust the truth that lies in front of you, the path to your desires will open up. Until a person can be honest and take responsiblity for their weaknesses, life will continue to throw curve balls to get you to realize what you need to change to have what you desire. Dreams are fulfilled when you are in alignment with seeing what you need to change about yourself to get what you truly want. Don’t let fear, denial & lies suck your power of manifestation. Flip the coin, choose truth, trust in spirit to guide you and the confidence and prize will arrive!
I will close with my latest mantra when I want to redirect my negativity. “I am happy, healthy, wealthy, free and live in a world with justice!”
Love and Peace, Susan
References: Leslie Tagorda, Collette Baron-Reid, Dr. Michael Lennox, zodiacsign.com & my wisdom.
Today is the Full Moon in Scorpio along with an eclipse involving the South Node (our past.) With the Sun (our conscious self) in Taurus & the Moon in Scorpio, it is about letting go of the things that hold you back or make you want to overcompensate or grip harder to stay safe & comfortable. Your issues surrounding success & abundance. A really big energy time to finally drop those limiting self-beliefs! Take the broken record off the turn table and listen to a new song!
This Full Moon can ignite fear. But remember, the fear is usually preventing your greatest self from living life and expressing itself. If you step through the fear, often your biggest rewards, your greatest talents in life are on the other side. Taurus in it’s dark side would prefer you stay stuck in the beliefs you don’t belong in that arena. You are not worthy, you believe in scarcity & guilt more than trusting & believing what is meant to be. On a positive, Taurus is about abundance, moving slow & steady, thriving comfortably. With Scorpio pushing growth, death & rebirth, it is a great time for shedding self-paralysis of past conditioning & wounds. Don’t let anyone convince you of anything less than your hearts desire & natural talents. That would be your projected low self-esteem being reflected back to you. Now is the time to project self-belief.
Let’s see what the cards say. What do we need to know to shed our imprisoned beliefs to thrive and grow successfully? I drew a card from the “Wisdom of the Oracle” deck by Collette Baron- Reid. The card is: “Never Ending Story” in protection mode (reversed.) The essential meaning of this card is: Self-criticism; the wounded ego; unnecessary dramas. You can’t make this up – what an appropriate card! The online description says: “Time to avoid drama at all costs, especially when it comes to other people’s “stuff.” Your sensitivity is on overload these days, and you’re best served by keeping your distance. Your mantra today is “Not my circus, not my monkeys.” All this drama will pass, and you will carry on unscathed and blameless.” I think the guide for this card says it all. Stop believing in the self-destructive, fearful beliefs of the past conditioning that do not honor your greatness. Unlock the chains and step out to show your authentic self. The scariest things in life, are most often, the most profound truths you have to offer the world. Be you!
Peace & Love, Susan
This blog was written on 3 hrs. sleep in route to the Caribbean, typed with one finger on my cell phone! 🥰 References: Collette Baron-Reid, Leslie Tagorda & Suzanne Gerber & my divine wisdom.