Tuesday, March 20, 2012

16 seconds to shift the energy

With many thanks to the two sources in my life that have presented corroborative ideas recently (Johanna Hedge, my energy practitioner extraordinaire and Suzanne Lie, author/channel of Multidimensional News), here is a 16-second process to shift the energy of something that is causing you distress:

1. Feel the emotion, and find where it is being held in your body (where you feel it the most).

2. To the count of 4, inhale, focusing on that location in your body and the emotional energy there.

3. Hold your breath for another count of 4, allowing your entire focus to be in the emotion and in the area of your body where it is held.

4. You will then exhale for 8 seconds. For the first count of 4, imagine the emotion and energy from that emotion being released with your outbreath. For the last count of 4, call Divine Light and imagine it coming in through the top of your head (crown chakra) and filling the space where the emotion was.

Repeat, if needed, and as often as it feels helpful.

And let me know if this works as well for you as it is for me!



Monday, March 19, 2012

Another "break" word

A client sent me this email this morning:
In your journal today you use the word "break" in many forms. What came to my mind as I was reading was "breaking silence." I'm finding the need to become a "squeaky wheel," after perhaps too many years of being "nice."
A perfect example of another "break" word that is appropriate for the coming week!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Question about the human-animal relationship

This question came as reply to one of my other posts on this site:
I'm very interested to know how all these astrological shifts are affecting the human/animal relationship in our world. As an Animal Advocate the increased awareness of animal suffering at the hands of mankind seems to be getting more publicity -- and support. Petitions are being started on a daily basis to draw attention to things -- and based on what we saw from the exposure of McDonalds poultry attrocities -- they seem to be working. Do you have any comments or insights? Thanks. 
As a vegetarian since I was 19, and now mostly vegan for the past 2 years, I very much appreciate your question!

I think astrologically we can see support for this renewed awareness of the suffering of others -- no matter what species -- from both Chiron and Neptune now being in Pisces. Pisces energy reminds us that we are all One, and so your pain becomes my pain, and vice versa.

As Chiron travels through Pisces (April 2010 through April 2018), we become more aware of the wounds in the world, and our hearts are opened in compassion and with the desire to alleviate suffering. In mythology, Chiron was a centaur -- half man, half horse -- which also reminds us of the connection between humankind and the other animals that share our planet.

And, as Neptune travels through Pisces (2011 through 2026), we become more sensitized and sensitive in many many ways. Hopefully, as a result of this high-heart opening, we also become stronger conduits of the healing power of Divine Source Energy and Love.

Question about Taurus Sun, Scorpio rising

This question arrived in my inbox today:

I had a quick question I wondered if you could help me with: If I am Taurus with Scorpio rising, how can I understand what I read in both charts/horoscopes, if it seems like what is happening in one sign is happening oppositely in the other? For example, they always say I'm supposed to be having a great time when the moon is in Taurus, but honestly, those are some of the worst days -- a pattern I've noticed! Haven't noticed Scorpio moon days being fab, in exchange, either. Do you have any tips for interpreting what I read? Pay more attention to the houses? The aspects?

Astrological interpretation and prediction become much more complicated when two planets or points in our natal charts are opposing each other -- especially when they are both so central to our self concept, as the Sun and the Ascendant are!

Of course, when any transiting planet is conjunct your Sun in Taurus, it is opposing your Scorpio Ascendant, and vice versa. This means that any generalized horoscope you might read for a specific sign is likely to bring up both agreement and opposition within you.

It would be interesting to notice how you feel when the Moon is in complementary aspect to both your Ascendant and Sun -- so, when it is in Cancer (trine your Ascendant, sextile your Sun), Virgo (sextile your Ascendant, trine your Sun), Capricorn (sextile your Ascendant, trine your Sun) or Pisces (trine your Ascendant, sextile your Sun).

You can also watch how it feels when other planets are in those signs -- but, of course, their effect will also depend on the placement of other planets in your birthchart, especially the Moon. Like many (or most) of us, you have a complicated chart, one that can't be easily contained in a "one size fits all" horoscope.

As for which general horoscope to read, I think you'll always find both the Taurus and Scorpio predictions a bit "off" from your experience!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

In the silence

I know it's been a long time since I've posted to this site, and my apologies for that! It's not that I don't think about it, and I think of all of you often and fondly...

But transiting Saturn is both conjunct my Ascendant and square my Midheaven right now (and conjunct my Neptune and square my Uranus), so my work and personal lives are filled to the brim -- there just hasn't been that extra space and energy available for posting regularly here.

I'm always happy to answer specific questions, so please email me if there's an astrological/metaphysical thought or question you have that isn't being addressed in my weekly Journals, and I'll do my best to add a post here in reply.

And, I'm assuming things will lighten up eventually! Perhaps once Saturn goes direct (end of June), those of us with strong Saturn transits going on will start to breathe a little easier. But then again, the energy of these transits won't be wrapped up until the last pass of Saturn through the final degrees of Libra in September/October, which means we may have a bit to wade through, still.

So, my condolences to all who have planets, Ascendant or Midheaven in late degrees of the Cardinal signs (Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn)! I can relate to what you're going through...