Now that you have, hopefully, hatched the new you, where do you go from here? It is time to become a spiritual warrior, a person who lives with their highest nature and spreads divine purpose and intent upon the world. While I will discuss astrology in each newsletter, I am also going to give you exercises to become the real you, a divine being.
I want you to take three slow deep breaths, inhale through your nose drawing in the air slowly and filling your lungs with as much air as possible. Now hold it as long as you can (remind you of anything?!) then slowly exhale through your mouth, releasing the carbon dioxide gently. Do this three times, and you will will feel calmed. Use this in all kinds of situations to lower stress. Slip into a bathroom stall at work and do this before an important meeting or presentation for example.
Now that you are calmed, I want you to stand up, able to read while doing so. Stand up because you are about to meet your Great Companion. This is an ancient exercise in connecting to your Higher Self. Hold your hands in front of you palms facing out. Now breathe onto those hands, and imagine opposite you is your Highter Self and guidance. Your palms might tingle, and tears come to your eyes, as you begin to feel the love pour into you, unconditional love from your best friend - YOU in your natural state! Companion loves you unconditionally. S/he is touching your hands back in spirit, and is telling you how much you are loved, how perfect you are, being nurtured, cherished by your greatest Friend. There is no judgement, only love. Companion knows and sees your potential and is sending you higher energy to light the fire within to burn and grow in love within you so that many of your self doubts and criticisms fade away and you know how amazing you are.
Say "Hello! I want to be connected to you and do God's work and find my happiness in this life." Tears came rolling down my eyes the first time I did this. Its a real feeling, a strong feeling, that you have come home to yourself and found your other half, who wants nothing more than for you to ask for a connection and guidance. The exercise is to say Hello everyday at least once, at a similar time everyday, and build this bond. I try to do it each morning in the shower when I am all warmed by the water, in my natural naked state, and turn with my back to the water and say "Good morning Higher Self". You will feel a warmth and connection moving over you, and you will know this part of you is real. You can feel "its" joy at being connected the way it always was supposed to be. This is part of lost ancient teachings which has been hidden by today's religions. You don't need a Priest, or a Minister, or a Rabbi, or an Imam or a Monk to speak to God. You can do it all by yourself without a middle man. And when you connect to spirit directly, you are empowered and emboldened and will find your confidence and creativity is growing every day. THIS IS A DAILY EXERCISE. If you don't practice it, the connection will fade. So make it a part of your life so you can blossom.
You will find yourself being guided, not controlled, by something that is taking you somewhere. Think of it as your journey back to yourself, and picking up where you were moments before you were born. You will learn to see your path in little ways. Then bigger ways. Say hello as often as you like throughout the day, but be sure to do it at least once everyday. This is step one in making the connection and finding that magic is real, miracles do happen often...and that fear is all that is standing in our way, in its every form. Anger, hatred, war, meanness, apathy, self loathing, and just not living in joy. God is love. His creation comes from love. Love is the answer, which is really hard to maintain in this crazy world. The way to overcome is to go to the source, your source, your higher self. This connection will ground you, assure you, guide you, send you off on little adventures, bring the right people into your life, and create joy and a change in the world. I am you, and you is me and we are all together is a profound truth. When I change, the energy changes, when we all change, the group energy changes in strong ways, and all the money and power in the world won't be able to stop that. Being connected to your Higher Self is key to your connection to the Creator. And once that connection is made, a sense of well being comes over you that helps you avoid the noise of this world and live in a different realm. And from that place comes the joy, and the desire to create. Your are pioneers covering new territory. You are explorers. You are blessed to be here now. We are creating a new planet, a new energy, a new world filled with joy. Your Friend knows your destiny, your flaws and strengths, and still loves you and believes in you. Now you have to do the same for yourself.
It's also time to get out there and participate. If you don't know what that is yet, remember it will be CREATIVE. God is creation and love. You are creation and love. Paint, write, protest, start a business, take up an instrument, invent something, start a movement, find new ways to garden, invent new energy sources, teach new ways of doing things, new ideas, etc. - with great compassion for your fellow man. You Higher Self will guide you there. Just know that now is the time to move out into the world, and it begins with the help of your new friend. It's time to believe in yourself and move forward. The Change is here, and you are here now because you chose to be a part of that change. We are upgrading from OS 1.0 to OS 9.9! That is the leap we are going to take over the next few years.
On Sat the 23rd the Full Moon occurs in Leo, an annual event. Leo moon in a personal natal chart indicates they NEED to be loved, so many Leo moons are celebrities who get tons of adoration. Full moon in Leo is also quite selfish, though incredibly loyal. During the 2.5 days of Moon in Leo, and especially the day of the 23rd as it approaches full at 8:45PM, BE SELFISH and think only of yourself. Take a real stance on loving yourself. When self criticism comes up, cancel it and remind yourself that if God loves you flaws and all, it is IMPERATIVE you do the same. Make lists of your best qualities. Hug yourself. Have a massage, soak in the tub, get your hair done, or a manicure/pedicure (yes you guys too), pamper you. Watch uplifting movies with happy endings. Stay in upbeat mode. Make yourself smile at people. Be the sun and radiate love and light.
On the 25th at 5PM Mercury goes direct. This retrograde in Mercury has actually been quite good for me, as I have used it well to review the past, find a new footing for myself and feeling really positive about the future, and making it a habit to really talk to my Higher Self, my Angels, my Guides and my Guardians to fill me with hope, mission and energy and daily I feel better than I have in some time. You still have time to get into the same mode. Your new Friend will help you get there, but you have to take action and make it so.
I know I have mentioned scary stuff also, but this is not your concern. This connection will help you see that you can do things no matter what is going on around you; that you can make a difference, find your joy, your purpose amid anything. You are much more than your body or your bank account or what you do. You are Billion Year Old Beings, come here to partake in a great awakening of our planet and our species, by facilitating that awakening with your ideas, your works, your energy. You are becoming a true partner in Creation, fulfilling your destiny and having a great time doing it. Let go of fear, look to the light and your Higher Self and your Tribe to sustain you. And a lot of bad things can be avoided with collective minds showering this world with love and light. The Creator of all things can do anything! It's like magic.
Now go say Hi to your new Friend! You''ll be so happy you did. And send me some feedback about your experiences!
2016 and 2017 - Years of Great Change
We've spent the last 3 years working on ourselves and who we really want to be and what we want for our lives. January's retrograde Mercury, starting Tues the 5th and ending he 25th, will put us into an inner place where we make the final review of what we have planned or thought about, and by the end of the month we will be ready, without doubts, to step into our new roles, our new lives.
Two days later Jupiter goes retrograde until the spring, something she does annually. Now we have two retrogrades...finish up what has been started, but don't leap into something new just yet.
Mars went into Scorpio Sunday the 3rd, let out of his jail in Libra and raring to go. But two retrograde planets are keeping things from really flowing so there is frustration in the air. Bite your tongue and don't start fights, or lawsuits. Just chill and things will flow nicely by the end of the month.
The Sun is now in Capricorn, the sign of Saturn who rules the material world. Saturn, now in Sagittarius, makes you work hard where ever he is. Saturn is the entrepreneur, the builder, the creator of wealth, and someone who expects to rule. Right now we are being emboldened to be practical. And being practical has never been so important as it is now. Change in the world is here now, and it will take off next month with gusto. On Friday the 8th, Mercury is in Capricorn too, and will be until months end. And there is a new Moon on the 9th, always a time for the new, but its squaring Uranus who's demanding those new changes be what he wants them to be, so we're in an emotional push pull. In this case its time to get REAL about the new you. Make lists, think and ponder, decided what action you are going to take to make the changes you've been contemplating. Practice this month, without choosing, what the new you is like. Dress totally differently than usual, and go for a walk and notice how people respond to you. Speak up if you are a mouse, and listen more if you speak too much. Break your routine and do something out of the norm. Go places you don't usually frequent, see what it's like. Just try it out, be an actor, and play a role for a few hours and see how it feels. Is this the new you, or not? Make your ideas more real by living it for a moment, making it more concrete and better to visualize. Your new play is about to begin, time for a dress rehearsal. If you think you know who the new you is, and you're ready, then start making it real now. Put everything into place so the transition is smooth and uncomplicated. Give notice to landlords and bosses. Toss your old wardrobe. Rearrange your furniture; put more plants in your office; take lots of bags to Goodwill; go through cabinets and toss, toss, toss (why do we have so much stuff anyhow??); make a list of your blessings; thank the Universe for them; honor others whether on their quest or stuck. Be still and listen to your inner voice. Then find your courage.i
A dear friend of mine works a job that takes all that she has, leaving her no life to speak of. She needs to pay her bills of course, but at what price? So she made a plan to get out of there and gave her notice. She doesn't yet know where she is going, has few reserves to fall back on, but she is keeping the faith in the process, and writing a journal outlining her new life. She is simply saying "I want to have time for my pleasures, like reading and being quiet and stress free. I am happy and have fun. I have leisure time. I work for great people who treat me well, and don't see my stability as a reason to dump every job on me knowing I will get it done. I am semi-retired and I don't worry about money to pay my bills. I am happy with my life." She also went to her bosses and told them she'd been working for free due to her overtime for many years, and she felt a parting bonus would be fair. Much to her surprise, they gave her 5 times what she had expected, and she now has a nest egg to help ease her financial worries. It can happen to you too if you just take a leap of faith and BELIEVE.
Now while all this inner work is wrapping up, but at a very critical stage, some of the other planets are causing stress and pressure. Pluto and Uranus are still battling for the future, but as I said years ago, Uranus is winning and now Pluto, the Phoenix, has taken the gauntlet and is pushing for change too. The battle is about how much will change, and Pluto's "keeping the status quo" side is still fighting the fight to keep much as it is.
2016 & 2017 are tied together in a dance to change the world now. Starting in February things will really start to pop in the world. For the last few years, the planets have been in fixed signs, or signs which are not good with change, but good for keeping you still long enough to "find yourself" - your true self. And that is a slow process so slow moving planets help that along.
Now that several planets are in mutable signs - Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces - change will flow quickly. It's natural for them. And now that Saturn is in Sagittarius, Neptune is in Pisces, Jupiter is in Virgo the shift becomes more fluid, less blockages to change. So these years will take your breath away when you see how much will change and how fast. And Saturn as the anchor here, and the ruler of the material world, he will make permanent these changes, as all Saturn transits do. In Sagittarius knowledge will become important again (People will DEMAND answers and accountability); the law and justice will be made to work for the majority and fairness will become the norm - and with the discovery of Eris, new rules of Libra and justice, her energy will ensure that justice will prevail); and finally Spirituality - the masses will become more connected to the Universe in their daily lives; seeming miracles will occur; and a sense of connection to one another will become more evident as fairness takes hold. We are embarking on amazing times. And yes, the crazies, the corrupt and the power mad will push back and therein comes the hard times. And the Earth herself has Earthquakes, Fires, Flood, Tornado's and Hurricanes coming, along with Climate Change. These are going to be very challenging times. Ready yourself by KNOWING who you are and being that person. By finding the leadership skills in yourself to take charge of your own life, while balancing the need to be caring and nurturing to yourself and others. New leaders will emerge who are kinder and who care about the corruption and unfairness in the world (go Bernie, who by the way has a very good chance of winning according to his horoscope, despite the nay-sayers). Like the new Pope, who is making some people pretty mad, while others rejoice at his honest messages new leaders will emerge with new messages; power will be questioned; fairness will be demanded. Like we used to say in the 60's - Question Authority!!
The end of the world as we know it is coming. But it is followed by rebirth. And our world is about to be reborn. And like everything in life, there is the good and the bad. But if we take a practical approach and work hard to keep a spiritual connection going, we will ride the storm, and learn and grow a lot if we let ourselves change. Fear is being confronted and with spiritual hearts and minds and faith, we will win this battle and help make the planet the paradise it should be. You chose to be here now, so get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.