Newsletter — AQUARIUS 2016
I am carefree and a risk-taker; I honor and love my uniqueness.
The Life That Makes All Things New
As you accept with patience and surrender the difficulties you encounter throughout life on a daily basis, so will you find flowing into you through the Crown Chakra, a light or life-force which will remove all anxiety and pain, making each day a new experience. This comes to each one of us gently, slowly, as we open ourselves from within to the gifts of Spirit. Occasionally you will become aware of a glow within your heart, or of a light feeling, and you will become aware of the harmony which is shaping your life right now through the power of the Divine.
If you direct the right thoughts to those around you, and begin to put the action of the Law of Love in front of any circumstances you may find yourself in, you will find that these troubles and upsets will gradually smooth themselves out. Events will begin to work more harmoniously for you and you will begin to feel, “God is very good to me.” You will begin to realize that within you, as you practice your daily meditations, there is a power building, a feeling of Love, which is helping you actively. This will guide you towards the desired balance of Love, Peace and Harmony within your heart.
This glow within your heart which brings to you such sweet happiness and joy may remain for a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days – and then may disappear. Never fear for slowly this power and gratitude will increase in you. As your life continues, you will experience this renewing energy more often, for you are Ascending up a spiral of light and vibration which will eventually bring you, as a Daughter or Son of God, into the kingdom of eternal light and bliss.
Think of Ammachi, and meditate on the yellow golden rose, the flower of God. You are looking at this rose from afar, as something outside of you. But it is within your heart, as is Amma, always! The petals of this divine rose 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 rose. The light from above and the light from the rose blend as one…as you swoon into the bliss of Divine Love.
Elizabeth Joyce — 2007
May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.
The Sun has entered the sign of AQUARIUS
Aquarius, you are the Eleventh Sign of the Zodiac. After the establishment and structure of the energies of Capricorn, it is your job to make sure that these structures blend, mix and are flexible with the needs of the people they are meant to serve. In the Northern Hemisphere, yours is the month of the deepest part of winter, which can be most unrelenting. The cold, dry air crackles with electricity. Yet the light of Spring is returning, most perceptibly, along with signs of life, although subtle, which stirs our hopes that Spring will arrive soon. In the Western Zodiac yours is the sign of the Water Bearer, although his jugs were more likely to be filled with air, which is your element. In early Babylonian times your constellation was called the “Giant,” suggesting a great being who knows all and sees all. You are likely to be aware of any political situation since you represent group dynamics. You may now value your role as a detached outsider, especially if you feel there is corruption with group leaders. However, you will be completely devoted to a group that fulfills its stated objectives – when the objectives are those you firmly believe in. Your beliefs generally center around the rights of individuals and the advancement of knowledge. You also tend to assert your own individuality, even if it means working against your own interests. (It is said that those with an Aquarian Moon can be very cold and detached.) Your greatest shortcoming is an automatic reaction against any rules, even those that are for your true benefit. Above all, your strong, freedom seeking instincts will force you to stand up for yourself as well as for the rights of others. Used wisely, this drive can serve both yourself and those you influence.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: THE BAT
Sacred bat — You flew to me
From the darkness of the cave,
Answers it gave.
Cycles of the whole…
The journey of the Soul.
Seeped into the mystery of most American tribunal rituals is the legend of the Bat. Akin to the ancient Buddhist belief in reincarnation, in Central America, Bat is the symbol of rebirth. The Bat has for centuries been a treasured medicine of Aztec, Toltec, Toulcan, and Mayan peoples.
Bat embraces the idea of shamanistic death. The ritual death of the sacred healer is seeped in secrets and highly evolved initiation rites. Shaman death is the symbolic death of the initiate to the old ways of personal identity. The initiation that brings the right to heal and be called shaman is necessarily preceeded by ritual death. Most of the rituals are brutally hard on the body, mind, and spirit. In light of today’s standards, it can be very difficult to find a person who can take the abuse and come through it with their balance intact.
The basic idea of ancient initiations was to beak down all former notions of “self” that were held by the shaman-to-be. This could entail brutal tests of physical strength and psychic ability, and having every emotional “button” pushed hard. Taunting and spitting on the initiate was common, and taught him or her to endure the duress with humility and fortitude. The final initiation step was to be buried in the earth for one day and to be reborn without former ego in the morning.
This ritual is very similar to the night of fear practiced by natives of Turtle Island, and to the Egyptian initiation practiced in the Great Pyramid at Giza. (Read Initiation by Elizabeth Haisch)
As the darkness of the grave has its place in these rituals, so does the cave of the Bat. Hanging upside-down is a symbol for sacrifice, and learning to transform your former self into a newborn being. This is also the position babies assume when they enter the world through the womb of a woman.
CRYSTAL: AMETHYST and CITIRINE
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 of the Month – Uruz
Manhood — Womanhood
This is the Rune of termination and new beginnings, as the year opens with January 2016. The Rune, Strength, indicates that this will be a time when you realize the life you have been living has been outgrown in its form, and so must die out to allow a new energy, bringing in a new birth, with a new form. Uruz is a Rune of passage and, as such, is a part of the cycle of Self-Transformation.
Positive growth and change, however, may involve passage into darkness as a part of the cycle of perpetual renewal. As in Nature, the progression consists of five parts: death, decay, gestation, germination, rebirth. Events occurring now may well prompt you to undergo a death within yourself. Since self-change is never coerced – as we are always free to resist – remain mindful that the new form, the new life, is always greater than the old.
Prepare then, for opportunity disguised as a loss. It could involve the loss of someone or something to which there is an intense emotional bond, and through which you are living a part of your life, a part that must now be retrieved so you can live it out for yourself. Now, in some way, that bond is being severed, a relationship radically changed, a death experienced. Seek among the ashes and discover a new perspective and a new birth.
The original meaning for this rune was the wild ox. When the wild ox was domesticated, a nearly impossible task, it could transport heavy loads. Learn to adapt yourself to the demands of such a creative time. Firm principles attach to this Rune, and at the same time humility is called for since in order to rule you must learn how to serve. Write down some important changes that need to be made, and make them your New Year’s resolutions, then stick by them. For February 2016, will put you on notice that your Soul and the Universe will support the new growth.
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 2016
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The February 8th New Moon in Aquarius brings the Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey. This year will be exciting, risk taking, and unpredictable.
The February 22nd Full Moon in Virgo brings us a reminder that worry is a misuse of the imagination. If you’re going to make something up, make it positive With Virgo the realist, and Pisces the dreamer, it’s up to you to keep both energies in balance without getting obsessive or completely lost in your dreams.
The Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey begins on February 8th
AQUARIUS: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Fixed Element: Air
Planetary Rule: 11th House/Uranus Body: Calves, Ankles
FOCUS: I cherish my uniqueness.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
February brings luck in the air. If you plan to gamble, make sure you are conservative and don’t bet the ranch. Leap year’s 29th date brings a fabulous new job opportunity. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
February brings you some unbelievable good luck. Possible scenes include flowers, campaign, chocolate and an overnight stay at a five star hotel; with a hot tub of course. If finances present a problem, get some professional advice and know that it won’t be that way for long.
February brings classes for you to learn and improve in your profession. Computers may be involved, so enjoy yourself. If you’re missing someone whose far away, you may plan a trip to visit them soon.
February brings several people who would like to get to know you a lot better. You may need to work out a joint-financial matter, especially if a new lover plans to move in. Be careful of overspending.
February and Valentines in the perfect time to re-connect with an old pal. A few financial goodies come your way around the 9th. Communication and confusion happens at month’s end. Don’t get frustrated, go out and take a walk. Calm down and get more perspective.
You may not relax much in February, but you will certainly be amused and entertained. A windfall could be at your doorstep around the 6th, however there will be discussions about where it came from and how it all happened.
It’s leap year and February brings the rare day of the 29th. This is an easier month for you, and perhaps even memorable.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
February brings a need to escape to a warm island somewhere. Water is your element and it has always soothed you. If you’ve been thinking of adding a room or enlarging and redecorating your home office, now is a great time to begin.
February can turn ultra-sexy, but you could keep your new love secret until March. You could find a financial plan well within your reach, which is just what you need to move forward in business.
In February there is nothing better in your mind than when a plan comes together exactly as you pictured it. Don’t get too attached to your schedule because plans can change suddenly mid-month. If you have financial issues, your attitude of “just the facts, Mam,” is the way to settle them.
February brings you more surprises, and you are very fond of the unpredictable, Aquarius. You may feel attracted to someone from the other coast, or another state. If they feel the same way, things will move very fast. You may be inspired to settle down, a little, for now.
February brings more admirers and adventures. If someone else has been managing your money, you’d best take charge of the situation. Everything works out by month’s end.
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