Setting up rules that I can live by is my first priority.
THE RED ROSE OF LOVE
Now withdraw into the rose center of your heart. Meditate on the perfect red rose. The rose of twelve petals lies at the temple of your heart. It’s petals are opening to the sun – every petal gleaming and glowing with the light. There is an ineffable light in the heart of the rose.
Become enfolded within these petals, in a soft pearly light. You are within the temple of the rose, the Sun pours down into the heart… opening up the doorway to all empowering, unconditional Love. You are a part of this radiance and one with all of humanity, within the heart of the ROSE.
Think of Amma, and meditate on the red 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.
The Sun has entered 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 Air 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 are most 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.
Your changes aren’t over yet, Aquarius, but the pressure has shifted, and you’ll find that the new you is ready for “prime time.” The year ahead for you is a time of transition. The Uranus-Pluto square that began in June of 2012 has been quietly controlling things in the background. After spring arrives, this influence will fade slowly, draping behind the scattered and confused aftermath to be cleaned up, cleared away, and most important, restructured. Because of these “finishing up energies,” you have a chance to take control of those areas of your life where you have found yourself struggling. Looking back to review your problems is certainly tempting, but looking ahead will show you the many new possibilities for exploring and expanding your boundaries.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: CROW—Spiritual Law
Are you cawing
So I may know the secret of balance,
Within my Soul?
Or are you sending
Your sacred “caw”
Just to remind me,
Of the Universal Laws?
Crow has always been fascinated with her own shadow. She kept looking for it, scratching at it, pecking at it, until one day her shadow woke up and became alive. (One’s shadow is one’s dark side, the part of us that remembers past-lives and can soul travel.) Then the crow ate her shadow. Crow is Dead Crow now. (The expression Eat Crow comes form this ancient knowledge of Crow’s fate.)
Dead Crow is the Left-Handed Guardian. If you look deeply into Crow’s eyes, you will have found the gateway into the supernatural. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the keeper of sacred law.
Since Crow is the keeper of sacred law, Crow can bend the laws of the physical universe and shape shift. This ability is rare and unique. Few can adapt easily in today’s world, and fewer still have mastered Crow’s art of shape shifting. This art includes doubling, or being in two places at the same time consciously, taking another physical form, or becoming the fly on the wall to observe what is happening far away.
The Europeans that came to Turtle Island were named the <I>boat people</I> by slow turtle. Even with the knowledge of alchemy possessed by certain boat people, none had ever seen the powerful shape shifting of Shaman’s who utilized Crow medicine. Many people were frightened by what appeared to be animals coming into their camps or dwellings, to discern their medicine. Crow medicine people are masters of illusion.
All sacred text are under the protection of Crow. Creator’s Book of Laws or Book of Seals is bound in Crow feathers. Crow feathers tell of spirit made flesh. Crow is also the protector of the ogallah or ancient records, perhaps stored in Egypt.
The Sacred Law Belts beaded by native women long before the boat people or Europeans came to the continent of North America, contain knowledge of the Great Spirit’s laws, and are kept in the Black Lodges, the lodges of women. The law that states that all things are born of woman is signified by the Crow.
Children are taught to behave according to the rules of a particular culture. Most orthodox religious systems create a mandate concerning acceptable behavior within the context of worldly affairs. Do this and so, and you will go to heaven. Do thus and so, and you will go to hell. Different formulas for salvation are demanded by each true faith.
Human Law is not the same as Sacred Law. More so than any other medicine, Crow sees that the physical world and even the spiritual world, as humanity interpreted them, are an illusion. There are billions of worlds. There are an infinitude of creatures. Great Spirit is within all. If an individual obeys Crow’s perfect laws, as given by the Creator, than at death he or she dies a good medicine death – going on into the next incarnation with a clear memory of his or her past.
Crow is the Omen of Change — and during these weeks of February 2017 Aquarius energies – that is what to expect. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time. The Ancient Chiefs tell us that Crow sees simultaneously the three fates – past, present and future. Crow merges light and darkness, physical and shadow, seeing both inner and outer reality.
February 2017 will be the time for us to pause and reflect – and to show others how we see the Laws of Great Spirit in relation to the Laws of Humanity. Crow medicine signifies a first hand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong that of that which is indicated by the laws of human culture. With Crow medicine – one speaks in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack, or unjust.
Remember, Crow looks at the world with first one eye, and then the other, cross-eyed. In the Mayan culture, crossed-eyes had the privilege and duty of looking into the future. You must put aside your fears of being a voice lost in the wilderness and caw the shots as you see them. For one and all – for the betterment of the world and all that dwells within! Caw – Natural Law – Caw – Natural Law!
As you learn to look within first and allow your personal integrity to be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you stand in your truth. The prime path of true Crow people says to be mindful of your opinions and actions. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life’s mission, and balance past, present, and future into the NOW. Shape shift that old reality and become your future self. Allow the bending of physical laws to aid in creating the shape shift to create world peace.
Honor the past as your teacher, honor the present as your creation, honor the future as your inspiration. Call on Crow to shift your own creation into your new reality.
CRYSTAL FOR FEBRUARY — AMETHYST — 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 – TIEWAZ
The Spiritual Warrior
Tiewaz represents the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with 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 February 2017.
During this time of ice, snow, and 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 is 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.
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!
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STARGAZING FOR AQUARIUS 2017
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 10th Full Moon in Leo brings a Lunar Eclipse which is the first eclipse of the year, and the forerunner to the biggest celestial event of 2017, the total Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo, on August 21st. The eclipse on February 10th is important because both the Sun and Moon are especially blessed by compatible influences from lucky Jupiter. However, please remember that any Lunar Eclipse is a time when the emotional energy is at its highest point.
The February 26th New Moon in Pisces brings a Solar Eclipse. This influence creates unstable and dangerous weather conditions, This energy puts a cloud and blurry lens over communications and makes it harder to remain logical and clear, along with possible use of military force. The threat rises even higher when Mars joins up with fiery Uranus later that same day. This is absolutely not at time to make important decisions or to initiate any new ideas
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
Don’t count to getting too much rest in February. With a high energy level, you’ll be flirtatious, romantic and passionate. Does love-at-first-sight really exist? If it does, you’ll be the one to write home and tell about it. If you’ve been mulling over career issues, this may be a time when you stop thinking and start acting!
February brings attraction and romance. You might spend more time that usual behind the scenes, but it will certainly be for delightful reasons, sexy Taurus.
February brings all kinds of encounters and surprises; some will leave you speechless. One of these could be very helpful to you on your career path. If you’re teetering on the edge, financially, this could be your make it or break it month.
February doesn’t give you much time to yourself. If you’re attracted to someone in the office, older, younger, or in a position of authority, it’s a given that the feelings are mutual. OK, Now what? Hang in there! By early March, you’ll have it worked out.
As February opens, free time disappears. Time to wrap up a project you’ve been working on. The Solar Eclipse could be a bit tricky, financially speaking. Don’t allow yourself to be confused about what’s what. If a deal seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.
February brings an event you were especially looking forward to going awry. You may have to take action and tell these people to leave. Don’t feel guilty now, just put your foot down firmly!
February brings a romantic, long weekend. Time to spend quality time with your lover or husband. Don’t be drawn into any financial situations, with two eclipses this month, best to tread water and wait it out.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
February brings you and exciting but tight schedule. No down time, and check your temper. Don’t let the pressure get to you. The heavens are full of attractions and impulses in the department of love this month, but whether it lasts is another story!
February bring a time to play. You surprise a lover at Valentines, and pull out all the stops. Even with two eclipses, this is certainly love month. Also, you have great timing with financial and career decisions.
February brings a time of doing something special for your sweetheart. Can you possibly give someone another chance? Maybe? Backing away from competition is not an option now. You’re not a stranger to conflict, so face it all head on. Two eclipses this month just might set you free of something you weren’t sure you could handle anyway.
February brings a time for sharing with siblings, neighbors, and friends. This is a time for throwing a get-together or block party. Also, be sure you have control of your hard earned money at month’s end.
You may be doing a bit of whispering in February, but don’t worry. It’s all for the right reason. February brings a far-off trip with a loved one. You may need some self-control with finances during a month with two eclipses. Yelling for a raise could work, but just don’t alienate others.
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