Newsletter — AQUARIUS 2012
My future sparkles with opportunity.
There comes a time when you seek to comprehend the true meaning of PEACE, and how you as an individual may find that peace, a peace which the world can neither give you nor take from you.
This is one way. Visualize the blazing Star, still, as yet full of life and light. Identify yourself with the Star, with the center of that Star. Allow your energies to go into the still center of that Star. Within that center you will find that all the anxieties of material life, all the struggles that you encounter in daily life, will fall away from you. In the heart of the Star is deep, eternal peace, and within this peace you are united with those whom you love.
On a daily basis give yourself time to enter this Star Temple, this calming scene. Go into it, away from the noise and turmoil, confusion, fears and anxieties of the material plane. There, within the center of this Star, find divine, holy peace. Hear within your Soul the music of the heavenly spheres, the music of the Holy Word, the audible life-stream which flows from the heart of the Creator.
Be still now, within your mind and body. Listen inwardly. Beneath all sound, beneath all thought, in the deep silence at the heart of creation, you will hear the harmony of God.
—Elizabeth Joyce 12/25/2002
The Sun has entered AQUARIUS
For some time, Aquarians, your life has been a long work in progress. The planets indicate that this phase of under construction will come to an end this year, and the completions bring you financial gain and security. Although you have faced many challenges or made monumental changes in many parts of your life over the past two years, there is more action and drama ahead, leading up to a hard-working and forceful change of energies in the fall of 2012, as Saturn again changes signs and goes into Scorpio. Some of these important changes of Fate are just around your Stargazing corner.
You are looking good this month, and this will be reflected in the amount of attention you receive from others. Use this time to smooth over past disagreements and avoid potential conflicts, as well as mediate the disputes of others.
You have been trying to open up your financial frontiers to new sources of income, and after the February 21st New Moon passes, you will be welling up with ideas you are anxious to try. The scary part is letting go of the old tried and true ways of earning money. That will have to happen, and if you can accept this gracefully, you will be surprised at how smoothly you will flow to the next level of life’s experiences. Money will come in chunks rather than small weekly amounts, and you will have to learn careful management over the next two and one-half years, after Saturn changes signs in October.
Based on the Rune Retreat and the Animal Elk, February brings a strange partnership. One of you carries knowledge and the other performs the research. It is time to study the past and prepare for the future with the knowledge the past gave to us. You may have to escape or break away from your former life to make this all happen. Go cautiously, and without fear. Trust the Universe and more important, trust yourself.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
Your antlers reach for the Sun,
Show me that strength,
And stamina are one.
Elk wandered through the forest looking for a partner. The mating season was in full swing, and the bucks that usually traveled with the other males had dispersed to find mates for the season. As Elk bellowed his mating call through the forest, his bugling alerted Mountain Lion that a feast could be in the making.
Mountain Lion circled Elk, getting closer to his prey moment by moment. Elk sensed the impending danger when the forest grew suddenly silent. He broke for the high country when he spotted his pursuer, but Mountain Lion was not far behind. As Elk made a running leap for the timberline, Mountain Lion gained on him, but Elk continued to run onward, displaying tremendous stamina. Finally Mountain Lion gave up, having spent his energy in spurts, as he tried to jump over boulders to reach Elk. Elk paced himself, making headway as he climbed skyward toward the high country. Elk had no other defense except for his ability to go the distance, setting a pace that allowed him to utilize his stamina and energy to the fullest.
Elk medicine teaches that pacing yourself will increase your stamina. Elk medicine people may not be the first ones to arrive at a goal, but they always arrive without getting burned out. If you have taken on too much recently, it might be a good idea to look at how you plan to finish what you have started without ending up in the hospital.
Elk have a curious kind of warrior energy because, except at mating time, they honor the company of their own gender. They can call on the medicine of brotherhood or sisterhood. In discovering the strength which is gained from loving the gender that is your own, you will feel the comradeship that arises from the similarity of experience. This is a special medicine that allows the friendship of others of your same sex to overcome potential competition or jealousy.
Elk has arrived on the scene for February, 2012. It may be telling you to seek to company of you own gender for awhile. You may need a support group to realign yourself with the stamina of the warrior/ warrioress that you are a part of. This communication with others of your own sex allows you to air your feelings in safety and to get feedback from others who have had the same experiences. You may need a new sense of community, which brings communication in unity.
Elk could be telling you to look at how you are holding up physically to the stresses in your life, and to pace yourself so that you maintain an equilibrium of energy over the distance you plan to cover. Vitamins or high-energy foods may be one source of strength, along with some personal quiet time and meditation for replenishment. You might be forcing yourself and stretching yourself thin, like a rubber band, to the breaking point. Be careful of undue stress levels, or you might just create an illness to force you to take a very necessary break. The Winter Season brings a stress of its own, so this could be double trouble if you are not careful.
On the other hand you may not be honoring your desire for companionship with the opposite sex, and you may have forgotten the excitement of the mating season. If this is the case, you may find that your best option is to invite friends of the opposite sex over for dinner, or an afternoon outing. This is not to say that you would be sexually interested in these friends, it is merely a suggestion that an exchange of opposite energies could be rewarding.
If you are in a relationship or marriage, it may be that the “honeymoon” is waning and that you need to stir up some excitement. Persistently creating a “change of pace” is the kind of stamina needed for any relationship to last.
In all cases, Elk is telling you to look at how you choose to create your present pathway, and how you intend to perpetuate it to reach your goal. Your best weapon is the same as Elk’s. Stop when you need to, persist when you need to, and allow room for change and the exchange of energies.
Amethyst A variety of quartz which brings to you spiritual awareness. Strengthens the endocrine and immune systems. Enhances right brain activity, helps memory and activates the pineal and pituitary glands. A powerful blood cleanser and energizer. Helps with mental disorders and creates a veil of protection. Physical representative of the Violet Ray of alchemy and transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances your psychic abilities and is excellent to use while meditating. Aids in your channeling abilities. Amethyst is calming, strong, protective and aids with healing. Brings Divine Love, inspiration, and strengthens intuition and telepathy.
Citirine Another variety of quartz. Good for the kidneys, colon, liver, gallbladder, digestive tract, heart. Helps with tissue regeneration so is excellent to use after any type of surgery. Detoxifies the system. Enhances the body’s healing energies and diminishes any self-destructive tendencies. Helps with depression. Creates a powerful alignment to your Blessed Higher Self and Intuitive Guides. Brings lightheartedness, cheerfulness, joy and faith. Warning—this stone may attract abundance to you!
RUNE FOR FEBRUARY
Othila represents real property, acquisition and benefits. It seems strange to say, but the benefits you receive, the inheritance may be derived from something you must give up. This can be particularly difficult when that which you are called upon to give up or abandon is part of your background and your cultural inheritance. For then you must look closely at what, until now, you have proudly claimed as your birthright. Whether it is your attachment to your position in society, to the work you do, or even the beliefs about your own nature, the separation called for now will free you to become more truly who you are.
Othila is the Rune of the separating of paths. Old skins must be shed, outmoded relationships discarded. This Rune has appeared in Aquarius energies for February 2012. A peeling away is now called for. This is the Rune of radical service!
The proper action here is submission, and, quite probably, retreat. Retreat in the sense of reserve in your conduct; for knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing that anyone can learn. Know when to retreat, and have the firmness of character to carry it out.
Take pains not to be mechanical or unaware of what is happening around you. This is not a time to be bound by old conditions and old authority. When going through changes, release and letting go, ask yourself what feels right for you and act according to the Light and inner direction you possess now in your life. Because you may be called upon to undertake a radical departure from old ways, total honesty is required. Otherwise, through negligence or refusal to see clearly, you may cause pain to others as well as damage to yourself.
Not rigidity but flow is the proper attitude at this time. And yet you must wait for the universe to act. Othila‚ February’s Rune, reminds us that we do without doing, and everything gets done.
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 AQUARIUS 2012
The February 7th Full Moon in Leo brings heightened awareness and completions. Bring matters to a natural conclusion, such as selling property, a business, or celebrating an important anniversary. Your ability to lead should be used wisely.
The February 21st New Moon in Pisces brings Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday. It is also a time of peace and tranquility. Plan the seeds for something new and begin to follow your dreams; Build up, do not break down. Buy, do not sell, Sow but not reap. This effect lasts three days; then sudden, unexpected events may take place.
POLARITY: Masculine SIGN: Fixed
ELEMENT: Air ANIMAL Exotic Birds
PLANETARY RULE: 11th House/Uranus
BODY: Ankles, circulation
FOCUS: I am a wellspring of creativity.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
February enhances your power of attraction. Focus on what you want and then release the energy with positive thoughts and expect the best. You could meet someone very exciting mid-month, Aries.
Home life is satisfying in February, which will also be busy with career work. Set some time aside to think about home redecorating or repairs. Friendships take on an extra importance, so expand your circle of friends and social life.
February renews your interest in reading, movies, games, and puzzles. Challenge your kids to a board game. Get better acquainted with your neighbors by hosting a get together. Your oldest son may need some guidance, as well.
February motivates you to take a vacation or a weekend away. Either one will be just what you need to refresh your mind and spirit. Ask a friend to join you, or choose some sweet days with your partner.
In February it’s time to review. Give yourself a 2012 check-up by reviewing all you have accomplished since last year. Then find the motivation to achieve much more in the next six months. Be cautious about money matters and financial decisions.
February brings the time to kick back and relax a little. Treat yourself to a massage or a spa day. Catch up on sleep. It’s also a good time to get to know your co-workers, but avoid those touchy subjects, especially in an election year, Virgo.
Spending quality time with your children is meaningful in February, Libra. Help them with homework and encourage them to express their creativity. Their wisdom will surprise and inspire you. If single, a potential partner could enter your life at month’s end.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
February brings some great family talks and open, honest sharing. You can make progress on home improvements or routine tasks. You may even find a loved but lost and forgotten item while digging through boxes. Drive with extra care with morning and evening commutes.
Family ties are focused on for February. Plan some fun activities, but also connect with relatives who appreciate hearing from you. Host some get-togethers with friends at month’s end.
February brings time for a quick trip to visit a friend or loved one. This will refresh your spirit and provide a nice break from everyday stress. Use your charm on any stubborn family member or co-worker. It works!
The more you meditate and listen, the stronger your intuition will become. Your mind and memory will be especially sharp in February, as well as your intuition and your ability to clearly present ideas. Be sure to listen more than you talk now. Chances are, you’ll learn some interesting information.
A close relationship could begin to break down. In February you are most charming, with the ability to convince others to begin to think your way. Dream big and focus your thoughts on what you want to accomplish and your personal goals over this next year. Make sure they are achievable, then put your plans into action!
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