TIPS FOR TODAY:
#1 – Join thousands throughout the planet for the 9th annual Worl Sound Healing Day on Monday, Feb. 14th, at 12 noon EST. Sound forth for 5 minutes with the “AH” sound, created and projected with the energy of compassion and love, sending a sonic valentine to Mother Earth. For more information, visit: http://www.worldsoundhealingday.org
#2 – For those of you who missed Jean Houston’s The 3 Keys to Discovering and Living Your True Purpose can go here to listen or download: http://purposeanddestiny.net/download/
#3 – Here’s the latest astrological update from shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk…
Week of January 18 to 22
The 13th Zodiac Sign
Last week I received a lot of emails from people about a recent article that received a great deal of media attention regarding the “13th Zodiac Sign.” This issue comes up every few years and causes an uproar, is discounted, then shows up again. Basically, here’s the issue that is overlooked in the article and others like it–there is a difference between the zodiac signs and the constellations.
This article describes the Shamanic Astrology perspective. The Shamanic Astrology Mystery School (SAMS) logo shows the current difference between the location of the Zodiac signs and Constellations–as this is an integral understanding for Shamanic Astrologers.
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Near midnight Tuesday, Mercury was conjunct Pluto. Through today, we may find ourselves tuned into the darker dimensions, or shadow material of our lives, and the world around us. This is nothing to fear–as we move into our hearts, slow down, be with and move through our feelings, we can experience a great deal of personal healing and gain greater compassion and presence to our lives.
In my last astrology report for January 3-8, I wrote of the need to limit exposure to negative news and events outside of our control, and to focus instead on what we can directly influence. I felt torn after sending it out because while I DO feel that an overload of certain kinds of news/information can diminish the quality of our lives; a fundamental aspect of my spiritual practice is to try to “be with” both shadow and light. I strive to cultivate the courage to walk into the dark places and see the light and love within.
I also believe deeply in taking action in those places where we can to affect positive change, both local and global. Yet I feel it is vital to have compassion for the overwhelm we feel due to the rapid influx of information and the rate at which change is happening in our lives and world. It is all too easy to become fragmented, ungrounded, and ineffectual if we do not tend to our spiritual core and strength, and continue the practice of moving from our overextended minds to our bodies, hearts, intuition, and spiritual guidance systems.
There is no one “right way” to navigate troubled waters in our lives and world. Sometimes it is right for us to seclude ourselves and gain back our core strength. At other times we feel the clock ticking and know we must shake off the dust and courageously step out into the big world as the loving, heart-centered, Spirit-guided warriors that we are. Many of us are learning to move more gracefully from one dimension to the other in our daily lives.
Mars in Aquarius
Last week Mars moved from Capricorn into the sign of Aquarius. Over the past months I have seen tremendous growth and change within the men in my life. It’s almost like a light has turned on, and suddenly men are coming together for support, reaffirming their own unique masculinity, facing their wounds, daring to be vulnerable; waking up.
The awakening of higher consciousness within the Divine Masculine is beautiful to behold. With Mars still in the Underworld until February 22nd the growth is often prompted by Underworld experiences where men are facing their greatest fears and surrendering to a Death and Rebirth process of some kind.
Full Moon in Cancer
This afternoon we experience a Full Moon in Cancer. The exact time is 2:21 MST, and of course we can observe it from Tuesday through Thursday, a 3 day window. Questions to ask ourselves on a Cancer Full Moon include: how am I caring for and nurturing my inner child or the vulnerable, sensitive, feeling part of me? Have I been creating a safe space for beloved aspirations, projects, creations–so that they can come into their fullness?
Make a list of the beliefs, habits, stories, and recurrent thoughts that short-circuit or actively sabotage the goals and dreams you are currently attempting to gestate and birth. Now create a ceremony where you can burn them and as you do, feel your renewed strength, vitality, and passion-ready to be activated to manifest your most cherished intentions.
Jupiter enters Aries
On Saturday morning Jupiter re-enters the sign of Aries where it will remain through early June. When Jupiter is in a sign, it expands its presence in the world. So we are each given a large dose of Aries energy throughout the spring. Aries is brilliant at being in the moment, sparking change and growth, and acting from intuition. Infused with Aries energy, our lives take on the quality of newness, of exuberance, of gratitude for being alive. We feel a growing innocence and fresh, personal power, moving us toward whatever cause or mission makes us feel most alive, and most aligned with our soul purpose.
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