Newsletter — ARIES 2012
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Feel Blessed When You’re Feeling Good – and Be Graceful When You’re Feeling Bad
The happiest people on earth are not always happy. In fact, they all have their share of problems, low moods, disappointment and heartaches. Often the difference between a person who is relatively happy and one who is unhappy isn’t how often they have low moods, but instead it’s what they do about these low moods. Their reactions to the disappointments and let downs in life is what counts. How do they relate and respond during these fluctuating mood changes?
Most people have this backwards. When they are feeling blue, they may roll up their sleeves and go to work, or throw themselves into a project to feel busy. They take these low moods quite seriously and try to figure out what’s wrong and analyze it all. They may try to force themselves out of this low state, which will tend to compound the problem rather than relieve it or solve it.
When you observe peaceful, relaxed people, you find they are feeling good and that they are grateful. They understand that both positive and negative feelings come and go, and that there will come a time when they won’t be feeling so good. To happy people, this is okay, and it’s the way of the flow of polarities of this planet we live on. They accept the inevitability of passive feelings. So, when they are feeling depressed, angry, or stressed out, they relate to those feelings with openness and wisdom. They don’t fight their feelings and panic simply because they are feeling bad. They accept these feelings as a part of life, and know the mood will soon pass. Rather than stumbling, fighting or feeling bitter about their negative feelings, they are graceful, allow them, and feel okay with grieving or airing their frustrations. This allows people to come gently and gracefully out of these negative feelings into strength and a positive state of being. Some of the happiest people I know get into a state of low feelings from time to time. The difference here is that they are comfortable with these low moods, and understand them. It doesn’t seem to throw them off too much because they know that in time, they will be happy again. Then it all becomes “no big deal”.
The next time you’re feeling bad, rather than fighting it, try to meditate. See if, instead of panicking, you can be graceful and calm. Know that if you don’t fight these negative feelings, if you can remain centered and graceful, they will pass away as surely as the sun sets in the evening.
Think of Ammachi, and meditate on the white Daisy, one of the first flowers of Spring. You are looking at this Daisy from afar, as something outside of you. But it is within your heart, as is Amma, always! The petals of the Daisy are slowly opening as you chant your mantras to Amma, opening to receive the golden warmth of sunshine and power from above. There is a light within the heart as well music coming to you from the Daisy, the flower of Love. The light from above and the light from the Daisy blend as one…as you swoon into the bliss of Divine Love.
—Elizabeth Joyce 3/26/2007
April brings Spring Showers
and Leads us to
New Beginnings – Flowers, Pets, Easter and Summer delights.
The Sun has entered ARIES
Symbolized by the Ram, Aries initiates the energies following the annual Spring Equinox. Regardless of your personal Sun sign, play the role of the pioneer and chieftain, the leader in unknown waters, as Aries represents. Imagine yourself to be a seed in the ground of Spring, sprouting as a dynamic vessel of life, reaching upward to absorb the powerful rays of the sun. Spontaneity, assertion, and a great love of adventure are natural expressions of Aries. However, steer clear of immaturity, selfishness, and reckless pursuits. Aries is the first of the three Fire Signs, with a flair for the dramatic, but fatigue and rushed energies can extinguish even the strongest flame. Remember that energy and persistence and a progressive Spirit can unlock the magical creativity of your mind.
You sparkle and shine in the spotlight this month, Aries. Step out with confidence and pursue your dreams, Bright ideas and new directions are featured, but back up your sudden impulses with facts, and balance your spring optimism with reality. If in doubt, seek advice from a friend or professional.
A close relationship could reach a turning point at the Full Moon is Libra on April 6th, but a chance encounter at month’s end could spark a whirlwind romance or an instantaneous friendship with a Soul mate as Venus connects you with intriguing people. Be cautious with investments and spending, and resist the pressure if you are asked for a loan or donation. Both Mercury and Mars come out of retrograde this month, as you get busier and breathe a sigh of relief. Everything changes at month’s end when you could earn a raise, bonus, well deserved promotion, and/or receive a long-awaited payment or settlement.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
Swan, the power of woman
Entering Sacred Space
Touching the future,
Yet to come,
Bringing eternal Grace.
Little Swan flew through the Dreamtime, the veil of light, looking for the future. She rested a moment in the coolness of the pond, looking for a way to find the entry point to the future, the Stargate. This was a moment of confusion for the Swan, as she knew she had happened into Dreamtime by accident. This was her first meditation flight alone and she was a bit concerned about the Dreamtime landscape.
As Swan looked high above Sacred Mountain, she saw the biggest swirling black hole she had ever seen. Dragonfly came flying by, and Swan stopped him to ask about the black hole. Dragonfly said, “Swan, that is the doorway to the other planes of our imagination. I have been a guardian of the illusion for many moons. If you want to enter there, you will have to ask permission of the higher forces and earn the right to do so.”
Swan was not so sure she wanted to enter the black hole. She asked Dragonfly what was necessary to earn the entry. “You must be willing to accept whatever the future holds as it is presented in your life, without trying to change the Great Spirit plan.” Swan looked at her ugly duckling body and then answered, “I will be happy to abide by the Great Spirit plan. I will not fight the currents of the black hole. I will surrender to the flow of the spiral and trust what I am shown.” Dragonfly was very happy with her answer and began to spin the magic to break through the illusion of the pond. Suddenly Swan was engulfed in the whirlpool in the center of the pond.
Swan reappeared many days later, but now she was graceful, white and had a long neck. Dragonfly was stunned! “Swan what happened to you?”, he exclaimed. Swan smiled and said, “Dragonfly, I learned to surrender my body to the power of the Great Spirit and was taken to where the future lives. I saw many wonders high on the Sacred Mountain and because of my faith and my acceptance, I have been changed. I have learned to accept the “State of Grace.” Dragonfly was very happy for Swan.
Swan told Dragonfly the many wonders beyond the veil of illusion. Through her healing and her acceptance of the State of Grace, she was given permission to enter the Dreamtime.
So it is that we learn to surrender into the grace and rhythm of the universe and we are able to slip our physical bodies into Dreamtime. Swan medicine teaches us to be one with all planes of consciousness, and to trust in the Great Spirit protection.
April 2012 ushers in a time of altered states of consciousness and the development of your intuitive abilities. Swan medicine people have the ability to see the future, to surrender to the power of Great Spirit, and to accept healing along with transformation of their lives.
The energies of April 2012 are telling you to accept your ability to know what lies ahead. If you are resisting your self-transformation, relax! It will be easier when you go with the flow. Stop denying to yourself that you know who it is when the phone rings. Pay attention to your inner hunches as well as your gut feeling reactions, and honor the female intuitive side of yourself.
The Diamond — Clear Quartz
Diamond – Enhances brain functions – (Aries rules the head). Aids alignment of cranial bones. Breaks up blockages in Crown Chakra, as well as the personality. Diamond is the Master Healer crystal! Dispels negativity. Purifies physical and the Universal/etheric body. Reflects will and the power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in mind/body/spirit. Brings alignment to the Higher Self. Creates abundance, innocence, purity, faithfulness.
Clear Quartz – Enhances the crystaline properties of the blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances the pineal and pituitary glands and stimulates brain functions. Creates emotional balance. Amplifies thought forms. Has a full spectrum of energy and activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in the energy field within the environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits, and amplifies energy. Excellent for Meditation. Enhances Higher Self and inter-dimensional communications with Spirit Guides. Cleanses, clears, and balances all Chakras, enhancing the color vibrations in each one. Dissolves and removes emotional blocks to growth, progress, and success.
RUNE of the Month—Ehwaz – Warrior
The God Tiewaz
Tiewaz represents the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is within the self. Funding a will through action, yet unattached to the outcome, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you. These are the Hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.
Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the sword-like quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous, With this Rune comes the certain knowledge that the Universe always makes the first move. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and it recalls us to the words of St. Augustine that The reward of patience is patience. The molding of character is the issue as this Rune appears for April 2012.
During this time of seasonal changes you are asked to look within, to delve down into the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune are the Sun, yang energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a lifelong pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust of the divine purpose.
When Tiewaz comes in response to a romantic attachment, it indicates that the relationship is both timely and providential. The bond is to a partner with whom you resonate. There is much work for you to do together.
If the issues relate to your devotion to a cause, an idea, a path of conduct, or to political matters, the Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although, at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energies? Tiewaz is a Rune of courage and dedication. In ancient times it was the glyph that warriors painted on their shields before battle. Now, with more refined energies in play, the same symbol strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the self.
This is a Rune of powerful energy. The danger is that through hasty or ill-timed action energy leaks out, is spilled away. This way there will be ultimate and complete success with the elimination of terrorism, dictatorship, fear and destruction.
If an association is short-lived, do not grieve, but know it has fulfilled its span. Matters of trust and confidence are at issue here, and with them the authenticity of your way of being in the world.
Don’t be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.
This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!
(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)
STARGAZING FOR ARIES 2012
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The April 6th Full Moon in Libra brings out the secrets—time to either bare your soul or run for the nearest exit. There are deep, intense emotions present, enhanced sensitivity, and a heightened sense of intuition.
The April 21st New Moon in Taurus brings a time to be creative and productive, surrounding yourself with beauty, feeling safe and secure. This New Moon is an optimum time to schedule any surgery.
Mercury comes out of retrograde on April 4th at 23 degrees Pisces, creating the atmosphere of everything goes just right.
Mars comes out on April 13th at 3 degrees Virgo. It is now easier to take positive actions towards creating your future.
Pluto goes retrograde on April 10th at 9 degrees Capricorn. Time to work through and discard old issues, including past-life, that no longer serve a positive purpose.
ARIES: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Cardinal – Element: Fire – Planetary Rule: 1st House / Mars – Head: – FOCUS: I AM
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
Your life moves ahead in April when Mars goes direct on the 13th. Don’t expect an instant turn around. Momentum will gradually build over the next few weeks.
April brings the focus to achieve your goals. After Mercury goes direct you connect with new people. You have incentive for high work productivity, but don’t push yourself too hard. Rest on occasion and watch your health.
April brings Spring Fever and the energy to clean out closets and drawers. Have a yard sale or take some items to a consignment shop for some extra cash.
In April, connect with friends you haven’t seen in awhile and get a group of coworkers together for an evening out. Have them bring a friend and take advantage of this networking opportunity.
In April your recent financial challenges will begin to improve. Meetings and important calls will b more productive mind-month. Your social life gets a boost at month’s end.
In April make knowledge and research a part of your life. Plan to attend a conference or take a short-term class to satisfy your desire for adventure, learning and change of scenery.
In April, some previous decisions could be reversed as Mercury comes out of retrograde. Adapt if necessary. Expect challenges at month’s end because it will be difficult to compromise on anything.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
In April, if you’re single, someone who caught your eye a few months ago could come back into the picture. Do lunch and go somewhere different. Be wary of co-workers and prepared for unexpected news around the 16th. The last week in April brings difficult discussions.
April brings progress on the domestic scene and in your career. Your work is upbeat and you could earn some extra money or well deserved recognition. Tension could surround a close relationship at month’s end.
April finds the pressure leaving and energy for domestic travel, communication, and decision-making. A new romance comes for some Capricorns, possibly while traveling for business.
April brings time for family and home. Fill your time with outdoor activities, social events, and family outings. Financial woes fade and you feel that you’re finally making progress. There could be a need for some repairs, home or mechanical, at month’s end.
April brings a new, upbeat energy and you can finish that to-do list you developed. Focus on joint resources, and double-check all tax figures. You could receive a modest refund.
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