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.
Monday July 17 is the New Moon in Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere at 11:32am Pacific. Cancer is the 1st Water sign in the zodiac and water represents emotions. This New Moon is a time to go within and explore how you nurture yourself and others.
Cancer is known to be emotional, nurturing, protective, the mother of all, loyal, persuasive, prizes the family, home & it’s history. Their shadow can make them moody, pessimistic, suspicious, insecure and passive until they are fed up, then over reactive.
This New Moon is a time to evaluate the balance of your nurturing, the give and take in relationships. Who gives you energy after you spend time together and who drains you? Is the balance leaning more toward draining relationships or empowered relationships? The reality is, there is always opportunity for both. For the relationships you choose to give more than you receive, make it someone you choose to help, because it feels like the truth in your heart. With family it can be dutiful, therefore it is equally important to be sure to meet your own self-nurturing needs and avoid taking on more than is healthy. Recognize when you can call in help or self-empower the person you are nurturing. Be aware of control, jealousy, guilt, fear of rejection, etc. Recognize what motivates your actions and why? These are areas to acknowledge to empower yourself moving forward.
Equally important you need to identify what your needs are in relationships and who empowers you. How can you empower yourself & how much are you doing so? Focus your intentions on building harmony in relationships, build self-care into your life and embrace your nurturing qualities in a balanced and nourishing way. Let go of the ball & chains and the broken records – people who loop in their “victim me” conversations and never find a solution.
The planetary influences make this a time of great healing. A time where your rose colored lenses may become clear and you suddenly realize a delusion you have been hiding behind in relationships, being struck with truth because of a shift inside or the actions of others. Alone time is encouraged to discover your magic, what makes you special and what you need to feel fulfilled. Observe and listen more while recognizing your inner dialogue. See how you feel when others find their own solutions without your input. Remember your life reflects back who you are inside yourself. Look yourself in the mirror and ask with self-accountability to see your part in relationships with self and others. Practice & dream of feeling mutually fulfilled.
Lets ask the card how you can nurture yourself in a more balanced way in realtionships with self and others? I drew a card from the “Oracle of the Energies” by Collette Baron-Reid. The card is: “Quieting the Mind.” The essential meaning of this card is: meditation as a commitment, the need for silence, peace within despite chaotic outer conditions, letting go of the monkey mind, mindfulness. The book goes on to explain, In spite of the surrounding din of the world, today you need to slow down and find a bit of peace. Go ahead and take a deep breath right now. Make a committment to be still, if only for 5 minutes. Count your breaths and be mindful of everyone of them. Know that you have all the time in the world to do the things that need doing. Everything is perfect as it is. You will be amazed by how easily everything falls into place once you do.
Lastly I will add, that on my work week mornings, sometimes I wake up with the weight of my workload on my shoulders and by pass my yoga and meditation in the mornings. I begin the day without balance, self-empowerment and self-care. Those days seem to be harder than the days I take just a short bit of time to do a little stretching and meditation. The days I take time for self-care seem more productive and joyful. And I seem to find that 5 minutes didn’t keep me from accomplishing anything!
Peace and Love, Susan
References: Collette Baron-Reid, Astrologers Debra Silverman & Dr. Michael Lennox. Astro.com, Zodiacsign.com, Astrograph.com
I recently attended an online seminar with Astrologer, Dr. Michael Lennox and I wanted to share what I learned about the upcoming Venus retrograde in Leo.
If you didn’t know, from the earth’s perspective, Venus is the brightest body in our solar system after the Sun and Moon and is the 2nd closest planet to the Sun. She represents our emotional body and teaches us about love to self and others, offers us wisdom, teaches us about our feelings affecting our relationships of all kinds (to people, animals, environment, material objects, etc) and finances.
Leo is a Fixed, Fire sign and can help us to know “most,” how deserving we are of the things & people important to us. Leo is about self-focus, they are dignified, proud and relaxed. They don’t like being told what to do and like pleasure, to think big and lead. They struggle with boring and dull. They also know they are deserving of love and attention, thus the interesting part of Venus retrograde in Leo.
During this retrograde, we will have the opportunity to learn to give and receive with confidence, discover a level of deserving, feel admired, improve our prosperity, let go of lack, be our authentic selves/heart direct expression, at times be bold, changeable, combustible and a bit unmovable. Leo will empower us to shine our lights brightly and Venus retrograde will help us recognize how we limit ourselves in these ways! Use this retrograde to set intentions toward healing what inhibits you. When issues arise, meditate, pray, journal, use your wisdom tools to find you answers for healing or consult a confident or possibly a therapist. If you have trauma in your past, when it is triggered, you will default to the negative self-talk or beliefs from your trauma. These are all wounds that can be healed at this time with some effort on your part. It is also a time to show caution about overspending and easier to make judgement errors with spending. Be ware of impulsivity emotionally!
Dr. Lennox describes the retrograde of a planet in 3 segments where most astrologers only talk about the backward motion period of the retrograde. The first segment is what is happening now, the Rex shadow period according to Dr. Lennox. Venus began the shadow period June 18 in Leo and will trace her steps back and forth 3 times between 12-28 degrees in Leo over the next 5 months, ending October 6. This period from June 18 until July 23, is a time to pay attention to issues that come up regarding relationships, things we value & finances. This will give you an idea of what issues could arise during the actual retrograde period of July 23-Sept. 3, when we have the opportunity to grow and expand. On the 3rd segment, when Venus turns direct for the last time and retraces her steps September 3- October 6, she will fine tune the issues and changes that resulted during this retrograde cycle or push us to continue to get you to acknowledge what you didn’t understand. We also take what we have recognized and learned to move forward in life with the new changes within ourselves. Continue to build expressions of our authentic self, what we deserve, what matters, the flow of prosperity and to show more love and compassion within our lives.
The last Venus retrograde cycle was the end of 2021 to the end of January 2022. It was a powerful retrograde ending a year of chaos, deception & lot of unknown territory. In this Venus retrograde in Capricorn (structures/authority), Pluto, the planet of blowing things up that no longer work was also present. It was definitely the launching of much relationship (personal & outer world) work. I remember it vividly as I was in Kansas helping my elderly mother and got COVID near the end of my stay. I then spent an additional 10 days in my good friend’s basement where they waited on me hand and foot. Shortly after I returned home, I fell and broke my dominant arm’s elbow, then returned my status to having to be taken care of as I was not able to use my arm or hand for 6 weeks. Without a doubt, that retrograde for me was about receiving, giving & worthiness! Dr. Lennox says we all left that retrograde empowered & hopefully carried our new selves forward the past 2 yrs. so that we may build on what was born from the last retrograde into this one.
Let’s draw an Oracle Card to see what we need to empower ourselves in self-love, relationships & money in this retrograde of 2023. I drew a card from the online deck “Wisdom of the Oracle” by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew was: “Not For You” in protection mode. The essential meaning of this card is: A clear knowing that something is being denied you, “rejection is God’s protection.” The message goes on to say, don’t chase what flees you. Don’t obsess over what eludes you. Don’t bang your head against the wall. There is nothing romantic about what is unavailable, no prize given for torturing yourself, and nothing to be gained by refusing to see the red flags that have been waving since you began your pursuit. Now is the time to walk away. There are other goals, other games, other successes waiting for you. This is a sign you have something much better waiting for you, trust.
I interpret this to say, recognize when you are chasing someone else’s dreams, not your own. When you are seeking someone else’s truth, a need to please, a need to acknowledge self awareness. When you are involved in relationships for the wrong reason, imbalanced in the giving and receiving or knowing you are motivated by deception, fear or feeling desperate, it is a time to understand why you disconnect with the truth of your destiny to fulfill your hearts dreams. Connect with your truth, know what you deserve and settle for nothing less. Have confidence in the flow of abundance and believe you are deserving. Be proud, happy and fulfilled!
Peace & Love, Susan
Reference: Dr. Michale Lennox, Astrologer, Astro.com & my wisdom and dreams.
When we come into this life, we live through a culmination of experiences that affect our psyche both good and bad. Spiritual teachers will tell you that it is our souls contract when we enter into life to have these experiences for our souls healing. Today I want to write about how I see the process of the victim through my own self-guided healing.
When I think back on the experiences that I’ve had up to this point in life, I can identify the ones that changed the course of my life. Some good, some bad, some outstanding and some horrific. The culmination of those experiences formed a persona within myself of how I have responded to life moving forward. I have seen in myself and others how the negative brings out our need to protect ourself, creates misperception or avoidance tactics to summarize a few. They also at times can send us on a journey of false truths about our reality, seeking comfort in self-harming realities. Send us into a delusional state of reality and cause us to misperceive true intentions. It also allows the mirroring experiences to be played out over and over again by the same type of predators and to keep re-living tragedy. In my mind, it comes down to what we believe and feel is true. Hurtful and tragic situations can be very difficult to dig ourselves out of if we believe what the incident has taught us to be true and we keep re-living this reality by our choices and actions. Only to create a vicious cycle of victim, in my opinion.
The good experiences in my life have given me confidence and helped me to identify my true potential. They guided me to set standards that created joyful, successful and fun loving experiences and brought like-minded people into my life, my Truth Tribe. These experiences & resources are what empower me to create new experiences in my path forward to grow, succeed & be joyful in life. They can be part of the support system to bring us out of our gloom and self-destruction. Positivity brings the people into our life that we later reach out to when we need solid advise and support. The people in our lives that mirror our good experiences are our resources to reconnect and live those positive experiences with. They are the illustration we are on the right path. I like to think of this side of ourself as the healer within each of us. But I also believe, it is a healthy balanced state that must be maintained in our successes that lead to more successes. The ego loves to step in and throw me off balance at any time in my successful state. That again is when you need your truth tribe’s support of honesty and compassion, be aware of your motivation & to be in touch with the truth in your heart.
I have suffered from horrible anxiety for many years. I reached the point a couple of times, where it actually seemed better to me to be dead than alive. A shocking truth, uncomfortable to admit. Thankfully I always turned it around at that stage – it was my rock bottom with the anxiety. But the anxiety made me feel powerless & I’d live in it. I would have this feeling like something was horribly wrong, very bad news was coming. I had done something horribly wrong, I was a bad person. It was my Victim Soup I had validated in my psyche up to this point from my victim experiences. Then something would materialize that validated it and I would wonder, was I perceiving when I was anxious or was I contributing to it’s formation. I have concluded they were a combination of both. One feeding the other in a destructive cycle empowering a reality of mirroring my victim back to me. A vicious cycle within myself of helplessness and validation. I couldn’t understand how to stop it because I didn’t understand how I started the cycle. I turned to herbal and homeopathic remedies that would help relieve the anxiety and bring me back to a state of empowerment to manipulate my victim state for survival. One day I realized the anxiety always went away when I would decide to choose to change my mind and feelings toward what I wanted to think and feel and the uncontrollable anxiety would go away. Now when I start to feel the emotions of anxiety or the anxious thoughts enter my mind, I know it is a choice I have to make. To believe in it and let it consume me, or to do something to change it. Often times when in a crippled state, I crawl away from it by chanting within myself positive thoughts and creating positive feelings within myself of what I want to believe to transition it. Or daydreaming of better things or reaching out to a trusted resource (people, books, entertainment). I have to take the time at my weakest moments to push myself into positivity and empowerment to fight back against these demons. Realize I can empower positivity to defeat my victim. Feed the evil or feed the good. Transition my mirrored experiences to what I want life to reflect back to me.
Last night I went to a party and I met this lady Alice, who was struggling with her upbringing. Her mother abused her emotionally her entire life and convinced everyone she was just being dramatic when she tried to tell people what her mother was doing to her. Nobody ever believed Alice and she suffered alone. Presently in her life, her mother has dementia and refuses to admit it, is still living on her own but requires the assistance of Alice and her brother to survive. The mother has shown her true colors and is now treating the brother the same way Alice has been treated her entire life. Alice has finally been vindicated. But what stunned me in our conversation was, Alice believes she is still powerless and can not change her damanged self until her mother is deceased. This is what she chooses to believe. I see her present circumstances as a mirroring victim experience repeating itself over and over until Alice says no more. It made me sad to think that she is living her entire life a victim of her mother. Precious joyful life experiences are being wasted. In talking further with Alice, I see that she is being forced by safety issues to take an empowered position in dealing with her mother’s dementia. But she admits to poor self-esteem that affects other parts of her life she is struggling with because of the wounds she carries & believes until her mother is gone she can’t heal. After hearing her repeated powerlessness stories, I pointed out to her that “she is who she believed she is.” This later triggered inside of me in hind sight, a feeling that I was not compassionate to her and that I was a bad person. But I went back to the time I said that to her and saw that I did speak it with compassion and though she didn’t fully understand what I was saying, it affected her in a positive way. I planted a positive seed in her psyche. Thankfully I realized my trigger before I spiraled.
What a life cycle, right? All of us bouncing off each other in our daily lives. Whether good or bad. The high, highs and the low, lows. Our wounds continuing to be mirrored to us until we take control and say no more. Until we are able to trust the truth in our hearts to guide us through life. To recognize our resources to fight the demons. Reaching out to trustworthy people, our Truth Tribe for advice. Using meditation, prayer, calling on our angels to help guide us to a better way, to keep us safe & help us to see the truth in our weakest moments. Recognizing your inner wisdom, hearing & acting on it. And then much to our delight, we have an experience of enlightenment, empowerment, serendipity, a healing moment! I like to think of them as “Gifted Truths, Inspired Blossoms!” Healings and empowerment, changing the balance of our psyche to teeter on the positive side of life. Handling the next mirrored victim scenario empowered and waving it goodbye. Creating a newly healed mirrored story in our lives and choosing that path forward.
I want to close with drawing a card without any further comment from me. Just the card definition and essential meaning for you to ponder on. My question: “What is it everyone needs to hear about their victim?” I drew a card from the online deck, “The Wisdom of the Oracle” from Collette-Baron Reid.com. The card is: “The Observer.” The essential meaning is: Perspective, objectivity, neutral observation from a distance. The card goes on to say: Ever think sometimes your life is suction cupped to your face and you can’t see beyond yourself? There’s a big world out there, a multitude of potential realities that you’re unable to see at present. So you’re a little stuck? It’s time to get advice from someone you trust, someone who has a better perspective on your circumstances. Other points of view are needed now before you move forward. Take heart! A beautiful vista is waiting for you to drink it in.
Peace and Love, Susan
Resources: Collette-Baronreid.com online oracle decks, my wisdom and dreams. Www.giftedtruths.com
Suddenly you find out a big storm is coming and you have no choice but to hunker down and weather it? You are in a rush to find shelter and you can see these monster black clouds moving in that look like nothing you have seen before. Your mind starts to race and your fear heightens of all the disastrous possibilities. You become aware of a miraculous solution and ill prepared you go along because there is a possibility of a big positive outcome. The entire time you feel unorganized, like you are somewhere you don’t rightly belong, but you are there hoping that what is promised is delivered. Because it will save you.
As you move toward your solution of being saved, you hear that some people decide to stay where they are because they don’t trust traveling during such a storm and feel safer where they are. You drive in a rush to another city where the miracle exists. When you arrive there is a person who catches you off-guard & asks if you have done what is required to participate in the miracle outcome, but you have just arrived and have not had a chance to begin to understand the process. You are desperate, you fear this is your only chance, you lie and say yes. They give you a badge required to be entered to win. You now realize you are in a casino in Las Vegas. Next you walk into a random hotel room without checking-in to change into warmer clothes to prepare for the storm. You feel pressured to change your clothes quickly and get out. You can’t get your suitcase open and you fumble around to find what you need. The cleaning lady is just one room away and the pressure is building to change and get out. Finally you find these jeans that don’t fit, get your clothes changed and as you walk out of the room & down the hallway, you realize you forgot your purse, so you turn around to return to the room. You rush back and discover you have 2 purses, one on your shoulder and the one laying in the hallway by the room. You are confused. You grab the purse laying on the floor and rush to the car where your family is frustrated with you and waiting. You wonder if you left anything else in the room you may really need, it is worrisome and stressful. By the time you get back to the car the black clouds are becoming visible. The storm is here.
Suddenly you realize you have seen these monster clouds before. While they are the darkest black and appear as scarey, life-changing black fog rolling toward you, inside yourself you know they are not as bad as they look. What have you committed to thus far and how do you move forward? You realize you have just become part of a system that you know nothing about and there is a chance you won’t get your miracle, because it is a lottery. The likelihood is small to none it will have a positive outcome. If you had only understood before you took the badge & not acted on the motivation of panic and fear.
You suddenly regroup and take a moment to visualize a big heart over the earth, pouring white light over it and all the people, including yourself. The world glows with love and truth and you believe in justice for everyone. You hold that thought/vision and know positive change is ahead. You realize this is your right action toward a miracle in the midst of disaster. Truthful opportunities and solutions will come. You change the course of your outcome and feel relieved in the repair. You suddenly wake up and realize it was all a dream.
When new and unknown scary things happen, it can be natural to destruct before you construct. I read in “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson – “the body is a canvas of the mind.” We are all a canvas of our mind, emotions and actions. The outcome is determined by the motivation behind your actions. Would you encourage someone to act in panic & fear when giving advice? Or would you advise them to wait, look for solutions before deciding? Offer them comfort and support in the mean time as they sort through the disaster. Encourage them to decide what is in their heart, what they feel is true and the best course moving forward. To understand there is time to decide and act once more is known and the circumstances become clearer.
What if you knew in any disaster you had the ability to save yourself and others by simply meditating, praying or visualizing and positive, heart based/truthful outcomes would materialize to act on as a result, would you do it? Some people wait until a problem is so big, it threatens their survival, they become panicked and take action blindly. In these times a lot of people turn to God, or whomever they worship. It is often only when we are brought to our knees by a disaster we turn to the creator for help. I believe this same skill set of meditation, prayer and visualization work in our every day life to guide us away from anticipated disasters & guide us toward a better life. Even if it is just 5 minutes each morning before getting out of bed. We can guide our future if we simply work these skills every day. It empowers us against the big monster if we have faith and take the time to formulate what we want in our lives daily. It is the difference between building that disaster food storage in advance to prepare for an emergency, as opposed to scrambling after a disaster to find what you can in the midst of chaos.
Our lives these days are filled with a lot of chaos. How are you painting your canvas? Are your thoughts, emotions and actions driving the dream or are you squandering in all the disastrous possible outcomes & waiting for life to happen to you before looking to see what is available? When you let others formulate your reality, you are subject to what solution others provide for you. Although you are an individual entity in this world, remember you are also part of a whole. If the majority let someone else decide their outcome, it creates an imbalance of opportunities. More people live life outside their truth and fewer people use their power to create their truth. The collective create a reality for everyone as we are all connected on this physical and spiritual plane. Is that the truth that is in your heart for this lifetime? Doing what others create and fulfilling their dreams instead of your own? Isn’t that what they call an unfulfilled life? I think it takes many ideas to create a solution. Many dreams to bring happiness for all. To me, that is a life worth living, one of truth.
It is never too late to start driving your own future. Trust, have faith, begin small and see what happens. Bring love to the forefront of your thoughts, emotions and motivated actions every day. Remember that you are part of a collective whole. And what you contribute affects the reality of all which in turn reflects back to you. Look at your canvas, what do you see? What do you want instead, that brings love and goodness to the world? It is your canvas, our canvas, paint it and see what happens.
Peace and Love, Susan
References, “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson, my nighttime dreams & wisdom from my co-creators of the Divine. Http://giftedtruths.com
Tonight at 9:15pm PDT signifies the New Moon in Aries. It is considered a Black Moon because of 2 lunations occuring in the same sign. The 1st New Moon in Aries was on March 21 & at the Spring Equinox (new life, new beginnings) at zero degrees of Aries – the beginning or start-up point. It was about defining self, launching fated ambitions, deciding how you want to be seen in the world & showing leadership. This New Moon is at the final degree of Aries with a solar eclipse! Let’s talk!
With the New Moon being in the final degrees of Aries, signifies a time to look back at our previous intentions to see what we have mastered this past month and let go of to improve our self-image and goals. In setting your new intentions, use the wisdom you have gained and upgrade those intentions to empower your sense of self and how you deliver that in the world. Note that 2 hrs. after this New Moon in Aries, the Sun moves into Cancer. Dr. Michael Lennox says “our intentions have to include a shift from the Aries awareness of “me first” to being grounded in love.” How can you bring peace & stability into your life and the lives of others?
The unique thing about a solar eclipse is it affects the collective. Eclipses are known to be transformative & bumpy. You could experience a sudden unexpected change. Or your intentions could be amplified with a fast and sudden opportunity you didn’t see coming. Eclipses heighten the experience, and are transformative one way or the other. Dr. Lennox describes it as, turning something off and then turning it back on. Which seems to me like when our computer is not working and we reboot it. When it turns back on, sometimes we lose information in the process, but it functions better & we eventually adjust. Other times it turns on adjusted and is working more efficiently. An eclipse can bring forth an about face, change of direction or an amplified experience resulting in change.
Lastly, note that wounds in relationships could get triggered with the energies influencing this transformative time. You may feel a sense of heightened awareness of whether your relationship needs are being met or not. There could also be the urge to exaggerate your emotions, end relationships or start new ones. Shadows can show themselves and wounds can get rubbed. Try to see this as an opportunity to upgrade your goals and sense of self. Know if a reoccuring pattern arises in your life relationships, it is being shown to you so you can identify the needed changes for a new story. Step out and go for the inner secret desires you have hidden from the world. Avoid settling for what is unauthenically comfortable. Make better decisions, instead of asking why this always happens to me? This can also be a time of amplified intuitive downloads or visualizations. Imagine your dreams without the fear and drama when releasing them to the universe. Dream & begin taking action. Let the creator show you the way and trust as it unfolds. This can be a very amplified, destined time in your life if you open yourself to believe in your dreams and show courage to be your authentic self. The world is seeking compassionate leaders at this time to wake up to their destiny no matter how big or small.
Let’s ask the cards: Being my authentic self, how can I use my wisdom to create a more compassionate and loving world? I drew a card from the Oracle of the 7 Energies by Collette Baron-Reid. The Card is: Sacred Reverence. The essential meaning of this card is: Awe for the truth that Spirit is everywhere, inspiration coming through you as a result of reverence, joyful living, exploring possibilities with curiosity, spiritual passion, manifesting from the starting point of the realm of spirit. This card asks you to see everything as valueable in your life. See beyond the compartmentalization of your physical reality into the vastness of the interconnected whole. Understand whatever you encounter is guided by spirit, a magical experience of a dream unfolding. Whether good or bad, it is honoring your intention to be a part of transforming the world into an authentic reality. Every situation has the ability to uncover & empower what you seek in life. Even though you may not see the happy ending now, take the steps in front of you motivated by truth and trust spirit to guide you. Every step takes you closer to your life’s purpose when you dream and begin.
Peace and Love, Susan
References: Dr. Michael Lennox, Collette Baron-Reid, Stephanie Campos, Astro.com and my wisdom. Http://giftedtruths.com – sign up for my e-mail blog notifications.
I have recently been troubled by a social media post on this breed specific dog forum I follow for the sake of an organization I volunteer with that rescues dogs. The person was discouraging a lady under hardship from giving up her dogs to our rescue by saying we are made up of crooks and making false accusations about our fund raising and how we handle the dogs in rescue. I have belonged to this rescue for nearly 20 yrs. and know first hand what she posted was not true. These non-truths were so upsetting to me, but I didn’t comment anything in response. It just didn’t seem like the right course of action to get an effective result. Instead, I rheumenated on it off and on for a couple days of all the ways I could respond as I was upset and emotional. I wondered within myself, how could I not dislike this person and not want to retaliate back? How could I respond without exploiting the truth I knew about her and why she was trying to spread ill-truths about our rescue? But I didn’t feel that was the right motivation to act, so I didn’t.
I had recently been pondering on how to make peace with people that I didn’t agree with or support their actions. This incident ignited my need for answers. A few days later I read in this book “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson a message something like this: when faced with a person or event that triggers us in a negative way, turn it over to whom you put your faith in, for me it is God. Ask for enlightenment to understand why this person acts this way in order to gain compassion for them instead of hate or judgement toward them. I wanted that, but I couldn’t see a way on my own. So I prayed, meditated and continued to turn my thoughts toward knowing information would come to help me understand & find resolve.
Some days later, when listening to the Full Moon reading by Collette-Baron-Reid and Dr. Michael Lennox I received my message. Collette said something along the lines of “When we are wounded from our past or traumatized, we act in destructive ways out of self-protection that is damaging to our relationships with spirit, family, friends, society, co-workers, etc. We need to acknowledge we don’t have to do life alone and we have support with our co-creator to heal us.” This gave me an avenue to find compassion & understanding for this woman. And the best thing I could do is to pray for her and hope that she finds healing and be able to speak truth. Accept I can’t control what others think or say. I just have to stay focused on what I know is true and to keep spreading the goodness of my work through rescue, by my actions with intent to deliver truth to the world. I believe that is the most empowering thing I can do. Truth always wins & true colors always shine! If I retaliate, it just feeds into the negativity, creates more doubt amongst those reading the feeds and probably instigates more damage to rescue & myself than the original comment. I have to believe that truth will prevail by living a life of love, truth and service. The most I can do is what is within my capacity. To give energy and empowerment to what is in my heart.
This is an example of how my partnership with spirit works in my life. When I ask for help with something, my answers come with positive empower to move forward. In turn it results in a positive empowerment to my world. For that wisdom I am grateful!
Lets see what the cards say & ask the question: How do I release my hurt and judgement to those I find conflict with? I drew a card from the online deck “The Dream Weaver’s Oracle” by Collette Baron-Reid. The Card: “In the Middle of the Bridge.” The essential meaning of this card is: learning from the different viewpoints and life experiences, compassionte listening, meeting in the middle. This card asks you to open yourself to see things from a different perspective. Not to just follow what you have done all your life or what has been taught to you by society. Our past experiences condition us to avoid negative incidents, become rigid in our perspectives because of it. We respond by means to protect our pain and prevent more pain. We have to remember that we have a partnership with the spiritual realm, our creator and it is always there for us to find new ideas & resolve if we seek it. Rather than follow only what you know, open yourself to learn a new idea to a situation. Trust that truth is seen by the example of your actions. When we see life through a tunnel, we miss what is on the outside of that view, a broader enlightenment you never knew existed. I encourage you to step outside your box and explore before you make a final decision. See what can blossom as a result of these gifted truths!
Peace and Love, Susan
References: “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson, Collette Baron-Reid. http://giftedtruths.com – sign up for my e-mail blog notifications.
Tonight is the Full Moon in Libra at 9:34pm PDT. This Aries/Libra polarity is about looking at the self and the relationships we have with everything in our lives. Aries is about self/who we are/me first-I’ll lead, taking action, the first to move forward. In this lunation, Aries is shining itself on Libra which is about “we”, balance, fairness, harmony & justice. So combine these two definitions and and feel the conflicts that arise inside yourself from these two polarities.
It is also improtant to note that this is the first lunation with Pluto in Aquarius. So there are influences and the chance to create energy toward being of service, building community, finding truth, innovative thinking, intellectual, personal freedom, independence. Libra longs to find a commonality linking different perspectives while Aquarius sees things from a new & unconventional perspecitive motivated by individual freedom and a fair society. This is a pivotal Full Moon, things can change for new beginnings or fast endings in an instant. But remember the energy is supported by what we interject by our thoughts, emotions and actions moving forward.
It is important to go within to see how you need to find balance of self in this world of “we” while still being “me”. What motivates your actions and what do you need to change moving forward to find balance, love and fairness? In doing so, you will see things from a perspective of empowerment and the world will reflect back to you what you believe.
To get is to look. To have is to see. You can’t see if you don’t look for what you want to exist. Libra signafies a mirror consciousness, meaning the world reflects our perspective and beliefs back to us to create our reality.
As we know, the world is made up of both good and bad. What you choose to believe is what you will see and the world will present to you. Reflect on what inside yourself keeps you from joy, love, safety, goodness, empowerment, honesty, trust and brillance. Do you expose yourself to things that support your fear, lack of trust & safety, hate, doubt, failure, abuse, blame, guilt? When you walk away from something negative what do you look to see? Proof that it is true or to tell someone your story of why it is true and how it currently exists? The world is our mirror, reflecting our beliefs back to us. This is a powerful time to pivot our beliefs and change the trajectory of what the media is telling us, what we are currently reading that supports polarization and corruptness. What you believe is what you get. If you believe in evil, you empower evil. Evil can not have power over us unless we give it power, which comes from what we believe is true. If you are fearing the course of your life right now, know what you fear losing is indeed yours to keep and nobody can take it from you if you let go of the fear and believe in what you want. What inside yourself keeps you from having faith in the goodness of the world? Let it go!
This is a time to acknowledge the negative that resides inside yourself that motivates your actions to create a world that mirrors back the negative things in this world. It is a time to pivot your beliefs and actions toward the good things in life you want to see. It all starts with each one of us. Lets capture this moment and let go of the beliefs inside ourselves that support the negative. Choose to believe in love, joy, truth, freedom, empowerment and happiness and see what the world reflects back to you when you look for it.
Take some time to note all the negative thoughts, emotions & events you presently are burdened with in your life. Then note what actions you are presently taking that support these beliefs. Are you reading about fear inducing events? Are you spending your time with people that trigger your victim and then blaming them? Explore the things in your life that you are currently doing that trigger these negative thoughts, emotions & results. Then write down what replacement thoughts,actions & feelings you would like to incorporate & identify your positive words. What actions you can take in your life to immerse yourself in these new positives and create a healthy balance? I am not saying to bury your head in the sand, but I am suggesting you to believe in the positive while being aware. Next look to the world with these thoughts and emotions and see what is there to move toward. It can take time, but just remember, we always start to see what it is that has been called to our attention. We often don’t know it exists until we are exposed to it. Then we see it everywhere, right? You have this power within yourself to change the course of your/our reality if you become more mindful of how you spend your time, what you choose to believe exists and happens. Lets not waste this powerful time in our history to own our destiny and to join in the belief of goodness for all.
Lets draw a card and ask: How do we release, inside ourselves, what is leading us toward a life we do not want? The card I drew is from the Dreamweaver online Deck by Collette Baron-Reid – “Time to Dance Around the Sun.” This cards essential meaning is: victory after the hard work, celebration of achievements, having the advantage to win. The book written script on this card goes on to say: When it’s time to dance around the Sun you can be sure of sweet victory in all your endeavors. Perhaps you’re surprised at the sudden success? Don’t be! You have worked hard to be here now, learned many lessons and integrated their wisdom and finally chose the right actions. The Universe has been on your behalf in the Hidden Realms for some time now to co-create your dreams and weave them into reality. Yes, sometimes things take longer than you hope for, but you keep acting on faith, trusting that the form of your dreams will mainfest in perfect ways and in perfect timing. Now is a time to celebrate your good fortune and share it with others. You are the beacon of hope for many to have the courage you have shown too. In so many ways, your success gives others hope. Isn’t that a beautiful thing.
I can’t help but feel this card is saying that if we focus on the positive instead of the negative we can attain all the success this card talks about. If you are not there yet, you can be. If you are there, bask in the moment and share your positivity to teach others. Remember, the world is our mirror & our reality is a result of the collective’s actions, thoughts & emotions. It is in our best interest to be the beacon of light that shines on others in this challening time in our lives. What you give you get in return 10 times over. Be grateful for what you have and know it is there because you co-created it with the creator. Let go of the things that keep you from feeling content in this life. For that is not the mirrored result of the truth in your heart. Remember that abundance comes in many forms and if you focus on what you don’t have or might lose, you create lack in your/our life. Lets empower the good things for everyone, starting with yourself.
Peace & Love, Susan
References: Collette Baron-Reid, Dr. Michael Lennox, astro.com & my own wisdom! http://www.giftedtruths.com