Thursday, April 28, 2016
look back in joy (enjoy).
Its time to look at the past in order to advance into the NOW. Actually, the past and present can become (and are) one anytime we make that our focus. THE NOW, is each breath. THE NOW, is all you have. THE NOW- IS NOW. Yet, its all cumulative. You don't get to the next lesson without completely incorporating the material that you just digested. You have to fully own it. Then it dissolves into your DNA. Think of it as not allowing the meal you just ate to reach points of reinforcement before adding even more food into the system. It would clog everything and what was meant to 'feed' you would begin to poison you from overload. Information acts in the same way. Our heads are always full of 'stuff'- but how much of it is really understood, at the core? How can you 'let go' before you've held something long enough to find the insight in it? The hidden clue to deepening your soul self.
As you read - keep reminding yourself that NOW is all that matters. Be that present in each breath. YES, astrology is a great tool for understanding the past, and planning the future. But, with five planets doing the back flip shuffle........ you'll learn a great deal about your motives/needs/desires if you understand what came before this moment of now. So, don't HANG in the past forever, but do look in the rear view mirror to asses what strengths you've developed because of the PAST. Also look to what strengths you have that keep you from taking risks. Because risk is what keeps the game of life exciting. RISK is where you push yourself to a place of non-knowing in order to be more than you are right now- in this now.
Prince just left the body. He was the forever risk taker! Man, am I glad he took the risks he did! He was a mirror for all of us- to go past the place of 'conforming comfort'~~ push yourself. Bowie too! All these magical HARD WORKING creative souls leaving us. But also- leaving with us- a reminder that to take RISKS can be the greatest thing! Sure we need some people to keep to the 'road'....... not venture off the path..... hold the ship down with the anchor. (SATURN).... YET... who do we celebrate world wide? THE RISK TAKERS!!!!!!! Because they are BRAVE. And a little part of YOU wants to be BRAVE TOO.
So- here we are with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in reverse motion. Makes your head turn like a scene from some horror movie! Let's break this down.
Pluto: its all about power. YOUR biggest 'power' is to 'know thy self'. Its to plug into what resources you have. Pluto is tied to underground- the depths. Pluto ruled people- are only interested in the bottom of the ocean, surface fluff is just junk to them. Give me the 'goods'- bottom line- real deal or give me death says Pluto. You have to kill your fears to know your strengths. How do you 'kill fears'? Simple- face them. Look them right in the eye. Example: Ramana Maharishi (realized saint from India) had a crippling fear of death- that he faced as a teenager. The result of facing his own death- lead him to become more alive and to have zero fears. AKA- FREEDOM. List your fears. Face your fears. You will find they are just a movie playing in your head of 'what if?'..... We are all going to leave the body one day. No one gets here without that in the contract. So make peace with it. Discover what 'death' is to you. Believe me- there are many people who are already dead, and they won't be leaving the body for decades.
Saturn: Its all about structure, the rules, and responsibilities. Saturn in its negative manifestation is fearful and bossy. In its strength it takes everything step by step and builds the Taj Mahal. Look where you need to STOP and review the blue print of your life. What material (s) give you sustenance. This will be different for everyone. Some people need ten zillion dollars in the bank- others raid the piggy bank for the food for the day and smile while finding more than they thought. Where do you need to give yourself more STRUCTURE? At the same time- can you let open one side of the play pen? Make a list of three great strengths you have developed. Make a list of three that you WISH to develop. For example: I am great at keeping loyal customers, but I need to do more outreach and planning to gather new ones. Building a base and add to it. Have you limited your audience?
Jupiter: The give me more and more planet until I suddenly see that my plate IS full, but I am WASTING food, because I can't possibly eat all of this before it goes bad! Jupiter retrograde can make us 'regret lost promise'. Nothing is ever lost. It goes into the 'lessons learned' category. To not learn from your RISKS-that don't pan out is to waste them. There is valuable information there. BIG CLUES.Use Jupiter retrograde to do a course correction. Don't just keep driving around lost, wasting gas. STOP. CHECK OUT THE MAP (your deepest calling and development tools) and regroup! If you are still overwhelmed with not knowing the correct direction in you life- meet up with like minded souls for tea and slim cake and encourage a round table of ideas and expand your contact list. Utilize your GOODWILL- clear out the closets! This automatically will draw to you 'fill up the void' blessings. Do a review of your beliefs. Did you forget about 'ask and thou shall receive?' ~ divine inspiration is as much of a gift as anything else! May 9th Jupiter stations DIRECT! That means- blessings start to kick in!
Mars: Back flip mania. How do you use your energy? Do you spend more time in 'regret' and forget about having a rebound success? The action planet in reverse is perfect for revamping your key 'source' of energy. GET TO THE GYM! Ask yourself how you physically 'hold yourself back'. Do you really give 100 percent to your out put? Or, if its not 'easy' do you give up too soon? In our world of instant everything, the word 'practice' has been lost. Practice makes you a master. Nothing else does. Sorry, those are the rules. There is no way that you can short cut experience. EVEN if you are born great at something, to take it to the next layered level is to push yourself (Jupiter) to be even BETTER- and that means to make effort. Check out how you've 'used' your life force so far. Do you play fair with your own energy? For example- if I am a dancer, and I never eat- I won't have the fuel needed to get through the first act, much less to the finale. So, I review what foods give me the most stamina, but also keep my body at a weight I need it to be to have my partner lift me over his head. Practice Practicality.
Mercury: Me oh my...yes, its that time again. Several times a year the mental planet makes everyone touched by his degree of retrograde a big bonkers. This time its at the 23 degree of Taurus. "CHECK IS IN THE MAIL"... For three weeks- what you 'planted' might be delayed and or just not bloom into what you imagined. Perhaps someone isn't paying attention and they put the wrong seeds in the package! Taurus rules money, art, flowers, and beauty. Two or three minds may get in your head unable to 'decide' exactly what it is that you love. OR what you love will ONLY do and nothing else- I don't 'care' if a late frost killed the tulips! I feel for all the Weddings being planned right now. The arrangements of the flowers will change, as will the costs! Keep it simple, and be flexible. Great use of this retrograde period is to review your values. What you think you can't live without, just might not mean a thing to you once mercury goes direct. So, keep your stubborn vibration in check. Best use is to rework all make overs with a slow comb. Mercury stations direct on May 22nd. So its just a few weeks that we have to endure everyone else messing up! Cross your t's , dot your i's and TRIPLE check all paperwork/contracts/ and assumptions!
So lets blend the retrograde cake up into one sentence: LOOK back and enjoy the process of being able to review, rewrite, regroup, relax, and rejuvenate your life's direction!
If you don't like the "YOU ARE HERE" place- NOW is the time to change it.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Spring forward~ Stop~and HOLD
Its Spring! Just into the blooming season here in the Northern Hemisphere. So much potential. The Sun is in Aries and so is Mercury, and Uranus.
New starts. Fresh ideas. HOPE. We begin again the cycle of possibilities.
The round of Solar and Lunar Eclipses have just finished. They are never really 'done' as they push some towards new goals, relationships, and life situations. Each time a faster moving planet (Mercury, Venus, or Mars) crosses over that sensitive point it opens up the chance to implement the strengths and changes that the eclipses presented. Whatever house the eclipses fell in has another layer of information added to it.
These Eclipses were at 19 Pisces, (New Moon) and 4 Libra. (Full Moon).
Where these degrees fall in your chart is the highlighted area. If a personal planet is near one of these degrees- the astro message is - SUPER strong: "change- or be changed" is what the symbolic shout out is.
People pretty much know where they need to get real, improve, take a chance, and or grow. Very rarely are we blind to how we need to mature. The eclipses help us to have the courage to make changes- as they often usher into our lives circumstances that provide the stimulate to do so.
For example- the Solar Eclipse falls in your 1st house of self- (the body). You've not taken good care of your body. Suddenly at a check up your doctor tells you - that if you don't stop with the sugar, you will be diabetic in the future. SO..... being smart- you make diet changes. You are pro active. You don't wait for the 'trigger' point of the eclipse to happen and ignore the doc's advice..... Because the second time around (the trigger point) usually is a MUCH BIGGER NOTICE...(information that you can't ignore without suffering the consequences). The energy is such that - first there is a get your attention flag... if you see the flag - do something about it. The second and sometimes third flag is usually much more difficult to deal with then the first.
Eclipses also bring WANTED change. They bring the 'big stuff'. Marriage, Birth, Job changes, Health issues, Fame, and even death. But death is really happening all the time in smaller cycles. Just like the seasons. And now we are in Spring season.
CELEBRATE the births that are possible in your life. The ones that the eclipses made you aware of.
We have lots of fire energy in the sky right now. Not just Aries, but Mars the ruler of Aries is also in a fire sign, Sagittarius. Mars LOVES movement- and fast movement is the best! But we have a different song playing out in the month of April; the background beat of RETROGRADES. I want to speak in depth about the use of retrograde periods- because by the end of April there will be FIVE planets in retrograde motion!
We will start with the planets that are currently retrograde, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is the planet of how you relate to others- the way you 'believe' or how you view religion. The part faith plays in your life (or not). Jupiter also deals with the law, higher education and luck. Its a big planet. Jupiter doesn't like to be limited in ANY way. Its currently in Virgo moving backward at 15 degrees.
Saturn is about the long haul. It is what we fear that we are not 'enough' of. Saturn also deals with 'the rules' and contracts. Saturn is known as father time. Its also not the most flexible planet, but that's because of the need for boundaries. Saturn rules our bones and teeth. Saturn is currently in Sagittarius at 16 degrees and retrograde.
Jupiter just did combat with Saturn.
Jupiter says: "My Uncle is smarter and richer than your Daddy". Well, "my Daddy is more RESPECTED and FAMOUS than your Uncle"...says Saturn. Venus stepped in and reminded both of these over blown egos that SHE the GODDESS OF LOVE reigns! At 20 Pisces she currently is the most beloved, because of her developed COMPASSIONATE view towards ALL, rich or poor, famous or unknown.
So, Jupiter sat down (taking lots of space) and reviewed what she said.
Not to be out done, Saturn STOOD TALL and pondered what she said.
They are both smart. They are both to be respected; they stopped and listened. REVIEWED THE SITUATION at hand. Deliberated what they had to offer. What was the best course of action. How they could be more helpful, useful, optimistic and true to their life's path.
Was more study needed? Perhaps returning to school might be a good idea. Maybe I don't know it all~ yet... thought Jupiter. Maybe I could deepen my faith, and not be so arrogant. And hey, my waist line is getting a bit LARGE...might I do something about that............
Saturn realized maybe he'd limited himself as well, but in the other direction- not PLAYING enough! Maybe I need to lighten up a bit. Have some serious FUN, instead of BEING so serious all the time. Maybe there was more to life than "FAME" and "STATUS". Maybe I might help someone from another country, whose never known the comfort of three meals a day. I could volunteer and perhaps give my time somewhere......help someone UP the ladder instead of just climbing it myself....
And so it goes.
This is how we use retrograde periods. Review. Examine. Debate within what is needed to become a deeper person. A deeper human being. How we can be the best we can be.
On April 17th MARS turns retrograde at 9 degrees Sag. He'll be in reverse movement until June 29th. He returns to SCORPIO on May 27th.
Mars in Scorpio is some very very intense energy. NO SHADES OF GRAY. ALL SUMMER SCORPIO will dominate.
Interesting to me, that at Los Angeles County Museum of Art there is a show of Mapplethorpe's work.
He was about as Scorpio as it gets. And he was partner to a Scorpio born on the same day as he! No boring moments in that household.
He was driven. And also very self destructive. At the same time he was a creative maverick. Not everyone was happy about his work. He photographed the darkest elements of the roaring sexual underground gay world of s/m in the early 90's. This is some heavy stuff. Dark compulsions intertwined with taboos being brought to the day of light. Scorpio is a truth seeker. Some truths people would rather not know. But, if you pretend its not there- it doesn't go away- it just becomes an ingrown - element, that still lives.
He was a conflicted man, who chose not to HIDE. Brave. Especially, when you know what you reveal will not be enjoyed or understood by the masses. Point being- most people do not understand the relationship of pain and pleasure that exists for a limited group of humans. They want this for themselves. Its the darker side of Scorpio energy-this extreme energy. But not any darker than the happiness some feel when another suffers. That's the same vibration. And since Mars will be traveling in Scorpio all summer- and RETROGRADE... makes me wonder if we have an astrologer on staff at LACMA, or...if like always- "as above, so below". He also photographed flowers in their beauty. He was a complex man, who helped America see its hateful side, by all the ugly energy that surfaced in the REACTIONS to his work. Its a loaded area - but that is what Scorpio is all about- the light and the dark= the extremes.
On the election front - Mars in Scorpio will make things very very very pitched battle front. It will get ugly.
Trump and his followers will only get more out there with the hate mantra. Brace yourself. Pretending that hate isn't in America won't make it go away. Shedding light on it is part of America's needed maturity.
Retrogrades are- and always have meant- to LOOK WITHIN.
Where are you holding anger? How can you transform it to something POSITIVE. Use the Mars retrograde period to scan where you have held so tight to 'your beliefs' that no longer is it about 'faith' but its about 'righteousness'. Winning at all cost- sometimes just isn't winning at all. Review for yourself, if you won anything that really matters. Only you will know.You are your own judge, and jury. You have to live with yourself. Make sure you are happy with your winnings. And don't cheat! Because if you do- when Mars is in Scorpio- you'll be found out.
On April 18th (the day after Mars stations retrograde) PLUTO goes retrograde! Its in Capricorn at 17 degrees.
Lots of 'hidden' energy in these retrograde dynamics..... Pluto loves to hide. Transform the energy by digging out your power trips and letting them go. The ones you give to others- the ones you put on yourself. The only real power is the mastery over our bad habits. What habits work against your better well being? Shed some light on them. Dig them out. Be free of them.
THEN.........we still aren't done........
MERCURY turns Retrograde on April 28th!!!
I take it back.........mercury screams..........I didn't mean it........erase my signature! give me back my endorsement! I want a refund!
All in all........... this is the time to move forward, and yet- simply push that pause button when you feel unsure. Listen to the wind, be silent, and still. And you will KNOW, when and what to release or keep. IF you feel unsure about things, people or moves, just wait until the urge to take action once again comes over you from within.
No one can stay on toe forever, so don't try. What goes up, must come down, let it.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
micro is the macro = oneness
Oneness. Everyone wants it- even if they don't realize that they want it. The urge to be all in the nothingness. Its called: 'the zone' ~ 'bliss' ~'awareness' ~empty but full.
Watch this you tube video for a few minutes to prepare your mind to open to the depth of what Neptune ONENESS is. Because 'words' really can't do it justice. Words never are a substitute for direct experience.
everything is in everything
YOU are everything in the Universe. The Universe is just a 'reflection' of what your thoughts are. This is why when you think of 'buying a red car'....all you see is 'red cars are everywhere!' YOU can fill in the blank of that statement. Look for good, you will find good in the world. Look for evil - there it will pop up all around you. This is why the mystics say we create our reality.
Today is OSCAR night in Hollywood. (or "Hollyweird" as we call it here).... And its a perfect night for it! As above so below... THE SUN is in Pisces and its completely merged with Neptune in Pisces. Neptune rules the film world....and also many other areas...but right now I want to speak not about the 'movies' that get a gold statue, I want to speak on the REAL (UNREAL) movie- the one you create called: YOUR LIFE. I'll explain why I say "unreal" at another time. But its a bit of the dissolving effect theory I have about life in general. Meaning- do you remember the 'movie' of your life say this exact time and day last year? So how 'real' is it= NOW? Its merged into the oneness of your life.
TODAY is- wake up and smell the sweetness time. Or its snap out of it- get a grip- and say your words loud- do not, I repeat- do not fall off the stage! And if you by chance do, just pick yourself up - and put on that SMILE to win the gods' favor, and keep on walking........putting the past 'falls' - where they belong-evaporated to nothingness.
When THE SUN and NEPTUNE merge we can take it higher - just like the song.....(Donna Summers was it?) .......... or we can go the other extreme- the pit of pity and dispare. Well, sometimes you do have to repeat a grade, or lesson, that is a fact. But keep it positive- and learn something for Pete's sake! (or your own).
This Sun conjunct Neptune isn't just in 'effect' for one day.....its a wave that will merge into the next, just like the video I posted. If you watch that dissolving long enough it can take you to the place of 'no thoughts'..... which is a mighty fine place to be. Why? A BLANK CANVAS is a very full place - anything is possible! Then you are receptive to the divine message of what of anything and everything. Everyone gets a different one. But the thing I do know- whatever language you speak- that's the language of the message. Full of negative energy- you can't attract the blooming scent of a field of flowers................ so what do you wish for your movie to be? Sweet or Sour?
You are the writer. You are the star player. BUT...... you are not 'the doer'..... the oneness energy can work though you.... and then...that's magic movie making - ! Its a bit of a contradiction. You do by not doing. I'm not talking being a couch potato.
Do, but forget what you do. Let the merit of it go. Make effort - but surrender. NEPTUNE DISSOLVES. So allow the dissolving of ego- so you can experience oneness and have some peace. If you do this....you will learn by direct experience how marvelous non-doing is ! How productive it is! RIGHT now- this month is a great time -especially this week and the next.
With Mars in the last degrees of Scorpio - no one will want to sit still- and certainly not when it gets to Sag on the 5th of March! So finish up the extreme plan, so that you can gallop through those flower scented fields~ seeking true freedom. (peace within). Mars will spend only two months in Sagittarius before returning to 'burn baby burn' Scorpio. These last days of Mars in Scorpio (for now) will be INTENSE. PASSIONS will rein deep and with FEELING. Time periods to be aware of:
June 5th- June 17th
July 12th- July 25th.
They are all tied together.......first pass an idea might come, second pass you give it a go and hash out the issues, third pass its final-settled. Think of it as a works in progress that is both innovated and like nothing you've ever done- and also scary as hell, because its outside of your comfort zone. Pay attention to people who you meet during these periods. Some people will exit suddenly. LET THEM GO. IF you can't find a meeting place- that means the work is done. Don't try to make weeds a juice drink- unless you like the bitter in life. Try to think in holistic terms, not just individual ones. If you have planets in the 20-28 degrees of LEO, Aquarius, Scorpio, or Taurus.....pay special attention to these periods. But we all need to keep our eyes on the road right now and especially during the above dates. They are bring life changing events to you- if you are willing.
THE ECLIPSES are coming.........and that will show us all...how much we really are just players on a stage.... the scenery is going to be changing. AND so....... prepare to shift the views...towards acceptance. Rain? get an umbrella...........or an OM BRELLA..... (actually there is a site to buy OMBRELLAS)......OM is the sound of all of creation....and we do need to tap into that sound vibration.... its your heart beat. Its the birds singing....the the hum of the tide in and out. It NEVER STOPS. You can always take the test over. But you might also decide to take a different test.
What was going on March 1997?
REVIEW. ITS A FULL CYCLE NOW.
Put the period at the end of the sentence of that cycle. Start a new story.
Make it, just like your 'movie' one that you'd enjoy reading. If you are aware of the importance of compassion, then make it one that MOST would enjoy reading!
The Solar Eclipse is 19 degrees Pisces and its on March 8th. If this is your birthday- it will be like none other. Graduation. Dress acorrdingly and don't forget your speech notes. Dare to INSPIRE.
Spring is coming on the 19th of March @ 9:31 PM PDT...that is when the sun enters ZERO ARIES... which is a major point in the world of astrology- its the FAME point. Its where we reach the masses. Not everyone has the 'karma' of fame.... but the day of this point is sensitive, and so its wonderful to set some new goals for the 'spring year'.... its an excellent time to make your INTENTION known.....plant the ideas........watch them grow- be BRAVE. FEARLESS.
On the 20th of March, Venus will hold hands with Neptune~ both in Pisces...romantic to say the least..........remember what I stated at the beginning of this post-? ONENESS. Venus with Neptune is the love struck poet that bravely shares his/her soul and heart with the beloved...can not help but do so!.....there is no separation.....and in that space of ALL- is the bliss. This blending can be a work of art, a soulmate, love for a pet, for the entire kingdom of life, a sense of being the color in a flower~~the pollen~~the scent~~and awareness of the delicate nature of sheer beauty. Its very intimate and a special paring. Sometimes this love is felt deepest when saying goodbye. Oddly, sometimes the most loving act is to let go. An ending sometimes makes us aware how much and deep we love. It can also be expressed as pure devotion.
It is a merging that comes but once a year....do not let it pass without declaring your love for the self as well as another...and allow your love to pour like a never ending waterfall. This isn't 'passion' this is compassion, where you forget the self.
Spend some time in Nature the weekend of the 18th-20th if at all possible!
Life is a miracle. Every breath is as well; breath deeply, inhale the sweetness of life, exhale your fears and above all~ remember that the air we breath is given freely and for all.....the gift of ONENESS is there in every breath.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
A long long time ago- movies were called: Bioscopes.
Sounds funny now doesn't it?
One day people will say: "A long long time ago, there lived a man who created such an amazing body of work. He went by the name "Ziggy Stardust". But only for a while. Then he morphed into other personas. He made movies. He produced other artist's work that weren't in the mainstream. He refused to be put in a box, he was after all from Mars. In the start of it all people thought he was just strange. But by the end of his life, a mere sixty-nine years later, he was seen as a Hero. He even sung about that too! Way before his leaving the body! He was all knowing in many ways.
The world said "Travel well Mr. Bowie, become one with the stars". What a role model he was!
Then a few days after he joined the stars, more 'stars' joined him! In one week the planet earth people said good-bye to Bowie, Rene Angelil, Alan Richman, and Glenn Frey.
That was mind blowing. That so many great artists would cross over during the same period. I think its going to continue. That many of the 'greats in the arts' will leave the earth this year.
Saturn which rules the long lasting and in the sign of Sagittarius -across the globe fame- is in a square to Neptune in Pisces. The latter rules the music/art world.
We are just six weeks away from the Solar Eclipse in Pisces at 19 degrees. Venus was at this degree in the sign of Sag, when the ushering out of the greats started. Solar Eclipses bring change that touches the "global family"........ and we certainly saw the out pouring of love and thank you for being you- and farewell...during the first month of 2016.
All this saying good-bye made me more aware of how important it is to pay close heed to father time. The clock is always ticking, but we become relaxed about it. Never giving consideration to the fact that our time on Earth is limited. No matter what your age.
Our lives are like a movie. A bioscope. So do some watching of the footage you've already created, and what more you'd like to leave on your very own personal home movie. Don't be so casual about your life that you never give a thought to what you really want to do or say- DO IT RIGHT NOW- today! LIVE FULLY!
On Jan 25th, Mercury the trickster will station direct at 15 degrees Capricorn. On the 29th Mercury will pass over Pluto for a second time - by conjunction. The first pass being on the 22nd. This is a 'serious sort of mood' kind of day. TAP into what was going on for you around the 22nd. What needs to be given up? Or SET IN CEMENT? What 'script' can we now live out in our lives instead of doing the re-run in our head of the pros/cons? Mercury-Pluto is DECISIVE action. The week 22nd-29th, is a period that should of pointed clearly to you- what of major importance is going on-in communications with others, with your own mental process- and how you can play detective and discover where you wish to find TRUTH. What is your truth? And hey, who poisoned the water in Flint,Michigan. Whose gonna PAY for THAT? HOW TO FIX IT? Then on the 31st...we will close the first month of the year with Mercury in a square to Uranus... so I think ... a big surprise, that no one likes is coming. That is with the water issue in Michigan and with more bizarre weather patterns.
But we will get through this.
And happy times will come in 2016.
They are here now. They are in every moment that you can grasp them. How to grasp them? Grab the one you love and HUG HUG HUG. Send silly love songs via the internet. Try out that crazy idea of a screen play...and just learn how to PLAY! Allow yourself some playtime.
The first week in February offers some chances to discover and declare your love! This isn't limited to 'people'. We have moved into Aquarius - humankind and the 'collective' energy.....plus Mars will sextile Pluto- and that's a major mojo of movement towards what you can manifest. Its super-solver dynamite energy - ! Mars is still in Scorpio- and Pluto rules Scorpio, so you've got some GREAT support for tapping into unlimited resources. This is - touchdown energy! Navy Seal, Bionic, Superman force. Bet Hillary manages something marvelous this week. The actual day of the sextile is Feb 3rd. It will be felt a few days before the exact event. Apply for that GRANT! Plan to 'present' your concepts for consideration this week! Then on the 6th of Feb, Mercury will trine Jupiter. This is a flowing aspect. It helps you review your 'belief systems' and how you relate to others. Where can you create healthy contracts that match your ideology and also increase your awareness? What 'study' would benefit you now? Are there any 'tests' that you need to re-take? Re-do the website! Add a new button. Reach out to a different sort of organization that might be interested in your idea. Maybe its even one that turned it down- but hey, you did a re-do on it - so resubmit. Host a study group. Start a book club. READ! Put down the iphone and pick up a BOOK.
On Feb 8th, the Chinese New Year- we get a new animal... THE MONKEY!
THE MONKEY KING....
The monkey is indeed rebellious. He was, according to the story, born out of a rock, fertilized by the grace of Heaven and Earth. Being extremely intelligent, he has learned all the magic tricks and gongfu from an immortal Taoist master. Now he can transform himself into seventy-two different images such as a tree, a bird, a beast of prey, or an insect that can sneak into an enemy's body to fight him or her inside out. Using clouds as a vehicle, he can travel 108,000 miles at a single somersault."
Read more here:
The story of the Monkey King
It also reminds me of Hanuman. This great Monkey was the servant and devotee of Rama. Hanuman represents one pointed devotion to divine. Since we are going to be entering the year of the Monkey let us find where to place our devotion. Let it develop into unwavering strength. In the Hindu faith, Hanuman is the protector....... he will protect the righteous.
We all protect ourselves with right action. Help Ever Hurt Never.
And we help most, by being loving to ourselves first, and then to others.
Venus which rules love will be in Capricorn until the 16th of February. She will make aspects to Pluto, then Uranus, then Jupiter. The mountain journey of love will call for trying a new path in February. Valentine's day won't be all chocolate and roses. It will more likely be- a major readjustment in love. Many couples will part ways. Some will find the middle ground after very deep discussions. What has been hidden or not spoken about, will be. The 'love day' has a way of making it painfully clear where you stand or don't stand in someone's heart. It shouldn't be about a 'day' and most of the time- its really not. When you have the entire world focused on 'love' for a day, when its missing it becomes painfully obvious and often leads to seeing what really is/or isn't there. It has not a thing to do with chocolate- but with where your intention and motivation is. We have a quarter moon on Valentines day this year- in the 29 degree of Taurus. That is the degree of endings. So, 'If love isn't being served, its time to leave the table'.
You won't be crying for long though! Venus makes a smiling sextile to Saturn on the 29th of February. As we say goodbye to February, all ends well. Its a leap year and you'll be able to jump into a new movie....a love story worth telling .....one of your own making, with a happy ending!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
light the lamp of love
Christmas morning will bring us a lot of light. It is always with us, this light. Yet this Christmas we have a full moon in the wee hours~ helping us to understand what truly feeds us. WHO feeds us. How we feed others, and what we really feel about our life as it right now.
The best thing going with this full moon is that comfort food will bring comfort. The body needs it and the soul needs it. Family ties that are loving and strong will become even stronger. Full moon are meant to 'draw the emotions out'... ties that aren't there or are not healthy and loving will become very clear. We can let go. Seeing that not all relationships need to last a life time.
The full moon brings things to an extreme. We see that in the fourteen tornadoes that just came through Tennessee and Mississippi. Nothing humbles one faster and deeper than Mother Nature.
If you have a roof over your head you are blessed. If you have food in your belly you are blessed. If you have loved ones to hug you are blessed. And most of all, if you realize these blessings you are triple blessed, because you are AWAKE to the true meaning of Christmas and life.
Venus is in Scorpio. That's a placement that will welcome the Full Moon in cancer... the Moon, Venus, Chiron and Neptune are creating a grand trine in water. SEE ME - FEEL ME- HEAL ME- RAISE ME UP. Who can do that? Well, the light. The divine consciousnesses, that circulates through all of us. Yes, some of us have faulty wiring and so 'short outs' happen, electric fires happen...but water can put all of that out. A grand trine in water says: I know there is love there in you - its deep down coz Venus is in Scorpio... but hey, I bet this warm macaroni and cheese filled with love casserole I made for you will open that door to love. HAVE SOME, NO, MORE.. do not be shy.
Food does heal. So forget the diet right now, if you are lucky enough to have food on your table- heck to have a table! Let's keep it real: FOURTEEN TORNADOS JUST WENT THOUGH THE SOUTH.... There are lots of people who don't have tables anymore.
Venus makes happy with Jupiter this Christmas. Jupiter is in Virgo- the practical gift will give great joy.
The gift of your heart- I mean really giving- giving when you aren't getting....(not doormat) just giving love out- because the moon shined so bright it overflowed into your own heart space- the Christ Consciousness space.
Its not about the wrapping. Its never about the outer. Its about the inner these days........ We have serious energy with the Sun moved into Capricorn. The solstice chart (the moment the sun entered into Capricorn) is really lovely. We've heard a lot about how Saturn is squaring Neptune (serious changes in the church, law, international fears, and helping the refugees).......but also along with Saturn in a square to Neptune- the movement is going to go in to a meet up with Uranus... a trine! Can I get a Hallelujah? LOUDER! AMEN HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE POSSIBLITIES OF GOODWILL !!!!
There are more LOVING PEOPLE on this PLANET than buffalo heads. (nothing wrong with Buffalo- its when humans are slow to 'get the love thing')....
So this Solstice chart shows me that we will go into a three month period of focusing on HELPING EACH OTHER HAVE ENOUGH.
Thought - WORD- DEED- they can actually match.
Oh, sure the drones of spin will still be around...but that's just bad grammar. They will fail the test.
Saturn is also moving into her second decan. I will not confuse you with the astro babble. You'll have to trust me, or spend thirty years learning. This means- that Saturn will become like the Statue of Liberty-
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~~~~ Emma Lazarus
We have these masses here- IN AMERICA- and also wanting to COME to AMERICA...and we should and will do the correct thing- by opening our doors......or we are hipocrits.
In Los Angeles we have a homelessness - STATE OF EMERGENCY. There isn't LACK of housing- their is lack of AFFORDABLE housing, because greed has been confused with the word GOOD.
This will be changing.
Fourteen tornadoes. In one second many people's lives changed. If you can't figure out that we are here to help each other, then you've already lost everything. You didn't pay attention in history class or take notes in 2008-2010.
The bubble that is in the real estate market is going to pop.
IT has too- as things are out of balance.
But back to Christmas Cheer.....(well, for some who are paying insane rents/mortgages- that it will change IS CHRISTMAS CHEER).......
As this year comes to a close, attempt to tap into that light that is within you, and pour it out to someone who has none.
Let us all tap into the lamp of love by carrying that internal to the external. Love is a verb. Love is action. Venus will be moving into Sagitarrus right as we enter the New Year. So an expanding heart, that is mature and able to see that the more you try to put yourself in 'the shoes of other' the more you will have understanding. Mars moves into Scorpio the first week in January. That placement is very very forward moving. No shades of grey. Let's do it. Whatever it is- is done with PASSION and COMMITMENT.
As Venus explores 'how do I love you, let me count the ways' Mars is like- well, count all you want baby, just stop the philosophical lecture on love and put some elbow grease in it! Mars will carry the day for most of 2016- as he retrogrades back and forth in Scorpio- so SCORPIOS are going to be moving... shaking and creating beyond the mind! Scorpio rules debt- and the stock markets are going to be shake, rattle and rolling all of 2016. But I do see if we get back to a balance- all of this will be very good for the world. Something WILL be done about our huge world debt.
China's Debt America's Debt.............
More on that later.
Back to the Christmas Cheer...
Whatever happens during this holiday season by the New Moon mid- Jan......things will be set straight.
So, know this:
When you hear the knock on the door (or within) OPEN IT.
Mercury turns retrograde on Jan 5th.... you might think that you didn't hear correctly the tap tap tap... YOU DID. Turn down the music of the world, and the light of love will be so loud in your heart you will be certain you are a walking orchestra. YOU ARE. WE ARE. TURN IT UP.
May the light shine bright for you and yours this Christmas Eve and every evening that follows.
Merry Christmas! Happy New YEAR!
Sunday, November 15, 2015
forever peace possible?
The world is praying for Peace. The sane people are just shaking their heads in shock. It goes on and on and on. Is peace even possible?
Yes. But its within that one has control over. Having peace within is really the only real peace. Our outer world and the hate and violence we are witnessing day in and day seems to have never ending fuel. How can we change that? By being as peaceful within as possible in these stressful times. Beyond that, I really do not know. Change what you can - yourself- your attitudes- surround yourself with love, and try as much as possible to be that love. Evil always has been. Its certainly reaching levels unheard of.
Why now? The celestial sky right now has several planets traveling through revenge Scorpio. The Sun and Mercury- and Mercury was at the New Moon in Scorpio degree when hell visited Paris. It is actually an accursed degree the 19 degree of Scorpio according to the ancients. This is very lower energy level, but it doesn't HAVE to be. There is always a choice. Every sign has higher and lower expressions. Its about GROWING towards the higher levels. Scorpio is also about HEALING and TRANSFORMATION- flying high above the human nature of hate, violence, destruction. So if you have planets at this degree, fret not- make a choice to activate higher energies. Just because one is born with a hot temper doesn't make it an excuse to never get a grip on it.
But where the real trouble can be identified is with distorted ideology. Saturn and Neptune are coming to a square relationship. Saturn is about the rules, structures, and the OLD SCHOOL way. Its traveling through Sagittarius right now. (and will be there for several years). Sag energy is about religion. The groups that are causing so much violence in the world have a game plan to go back to the dark ages of their interpretation of the Koran. Neptune which can be confused and deluded thinking/action is in Pisces. These two planets (Saturn/Neptune) are squaring off. A serious look at how to starve the backwards hate mongers will be looked at. Cracking the unity of hate. Making it powerless. Cutting off their funds, and means to propaganda promotion to recruit others. Jupiter is in Virgo and creates a T-SQ with Saturn and Neptune- so practical means to stop the flow of delusional haters.
Until then? Practice peace within. PRACTICAL means to combat hate are: LOVE BOMB! Help people, be kind, try to not focus on all this violence, instead donate blood, blankets, food, etc. Lift up the downtrodden in your community. Small things add to big things! Bring Peace with you everywhere from inside. We can't live in fear- that's not living. Shine your LIGHT. Make it so BRIGHT that there is no place for darkness to hide.
The world will have its ugly side always. This is the nature of duality. Bottom line- there are more LOVING people on the planet than hateful ones. People/Organizations like:
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Doctors without Borders
International Medical Corps
The list could go on and on. There are AMAZING people on this planet dedicated to lessening the suffering of others! Focus on that!! Add your name to the list.
Listen to people who inspire on Teds Talks:
This is how we keep our own positive vibration going. You'll also have help from the stars. Venus and Mars both are in Libra right now. As they travel through the 'peace and justice' sign, we all have a opportunity to try to get along. Make love and generate the vibe to work together- in marriages, and partnerships of all kind. We really do NEED EACH OTHER. Mars will be in Libra until early Jan 2016. Venus will remain in Libra until early Dec. As they travel side by side, remember to embrace GRACE and gratitude. We are after all coming close to the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Why not celebrate TG everyday?
It is so easy to become jaded if we do not saturate ourselves with kindness. Because the longest and deepest relationship you will ever have is with your very self. So cultivate the compassion not only towards others, but also with yourself! No one is 'perfect' and how boring would that be anyhow? We are perfect in our imperfectness, and yet- it IS about being the best YOU - that you can be. Without sounding sappy, I'd like to also add that our imperfections are what usually endears us to others.
As Jupiter transits through Virgo- we can take a vow to expand our acceptance of others and their short comings. Really there is only the now- this very breath that we have- in and out. Here it is almost the end of 2015, AND just think how fast this has come. Well, our time on earth goes by just as fast- so celebrate LOVE and LIFE and perfect imperfections in this world- all the while TRY to smile more, complain less, and give of your heart. Then peace will be there - here- with you to share with all.
Photo Credit: parker mcphinney c. 2003
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Lots of Virgo energy about us. Venus, Mars, Jupiter all hanging out in the 'workers' sign. Do you feel worn out? Or are you wearing the title of 'duty' and 'perfectly in line' as badges? Also possible that you are tapping into the "power of the imPRovement plan".....
Today Mars goes toe to toe with Pluto. Power is the name of the game. Endurance. Able to go that extra mile, on the juice of just how great it feels to have done a job- WELL. This is a pushing aspect. Plug into your work ethic, even though you might 'feel' like going in the opposite direction and seriously consider the benefits of letting it all go. Maybe perfectionist energy is over rated. Maybe our 'best' doesn't even matter. After all Neptune is in a wide opposition to this Mars-Pluto trine. Maybe I will stop buying vitamins, eat whatever I feel like, and tell the political parties in America to work for their money like the rest of us. No more perks. No days off. Government shutdown? You are officially FIRED. Pink slips across the board. As a matter of fact, lets pass a law that says if you have held a government job for more than five years, you are seriously addicted to power- and need to enter rehab. That will consist of working the streets of major cities feeding the homeless. You will be required to do one tour of duty to a war zone. You must travel to every school that has had a shooting spree and hand out flyers about how guns don't kill people, but we aren't sure what does or how to solve the issue. You will be required to log at least 500 hours of community service (you'll be told where by a commoner) in an old folks home- reading the constitution out loud, and also every word on every bill that you ever voted for. After your rehab program you'll be tested to see if you've really been holding your bargain of 'off of power'- we'll (the common people) bug your phone to see if you are discussing in private plans for future office running, or are secretly promising things that can never be delivered. If you fail your power-test, you'll be sentenced to move into the projects (city to be determined to give the greatest punishment) and never EVER be able to move out.
Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius now. We all need to perfect satirical thinking to enjoy the next two years.
This month- just lay the ground work of the PLAN. Whatever it might be. Learn to LOVE THE PLAN. (Venus in Virgo).
On Nov 2nd Venus and Mars will hold hands in Virgo at 25 degrees. That's deep into the earth sign. What seeds/ideas/concepts/unions you PLAN will show their results in AUG 2016. They might come darn close to blooming in mid Jan 2016, but alas- Jupiter will turn retrograde just about the time you think the PLAN is complete. Its not. It will be revised for many months and not until Aug 2016 will full HARVEST show its face. There will be green light blessings along the way- mid- Feb 2016, mid-May2016. Things that LAST do not happen fast. Proper ground work is required. You must defend against virus thinking. You are as strong as you believe yourself to be. No one won the gold at the Olympics with failure attitude.
Sometimes the old house-shoes are so comfortable that we do not ever want to throw them in the recycle bin. But fungus can grow in places that we'd not expect and then compromise our health. So do not be afraid to disinfect. Spic and Span the hidden places that gather unwanted infestations of the negative mind set, habits, and or people who suck your soul. Virgo is about being clean. In mind, in organizations, in the big picture to the tiny dot. Our big thinking must pass the test of the details.
TOO MUCH can kill you, just as TOO LITTLE can. BALANCE is the key.
This month do not make promises you have no intention of keeping. They will come back to haunt you. We have a building T- Square of Jupiter (big is better) Saturn (laws) Neptune (fantasy). At various times each planet will have more of the focus than others. But, never (even with wide orb) will these three be apart from each other in the coming months. So, you'll be reminded of what you said- when you said it- and HOW you said it. Since we live in techno-village pictures and transcripts will follow you on Facebook until you die. So, no over promising- ok? Glee is a TV SHOW. Yes, I know they won awards, but ..... keep it real. Do the work. Reach high and Far, but never forget THE WORKING PLAN.
I am reminded of a scene in the movie Shine.
Take a look.........