Newsletter – ARIES 2011
Cooperation and compromise enhance my abilities with Leadership.
Allow your heart to open to the freshness of Spring.
Initiate your leadership ability
That sets you apart from the crowd.
Take charge and make decisions,
But always remember to value the opinions of others.
All this dedication, action, and activity
Brings out the Soul Purpose.
Follow the Light of the Divine
To reach your goal, and help others
Achieve their dreams.
Be like the Willow Tree—able to bend without breaking under the weight of life’s storms that may come your way.
Being flexible help to get us through the trying and often humorous situations we may find ourselves in. It not only helps with the little obstacles, but develops patience as we walk through the long-term pressures of life.
The Sun has entered ARIES
Symbolized by the Ram, Aries initiates the energies following the Vernal 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 3rd. But a chance encounter at month’s end could spark a whirlwind romance or an instantaneous friendship with a soul mate as Mars connects you with intriguing people. Be cautious with investments and spending, and resist the pressure if you are asked for a loan or donation. All that will change at month’s end when you could earn a raise, bonus, or promotion, and/or receive a long-awaited payment or settlement.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: THE HUMMINGBIRD — JOY
Joyful little sister,
Nectar you crave!
All the sweetness
Of the flowers,
Is the love you gave!
Hummingbird is associated with the Ghost Shirt religion, which taught that a certain dance done properly would bring about a return of the animals, and that white people would disappear. Once again the Original People would know the joy of the old ways. In Mayan teachings, Hummingbird is connected with the Black Sun and the Fifth Astral World. Hummingbird can give us the medicine to solve the riddle of the contradiction of duality.
The song of Hummingbird awakens the medicine flowers. Hummer sings a vibration of pure joy. Flowers love Hummingbird because nectar-sucking brings about the reproduction of their families. Plants flowers, Honeysuckle, live because of Hummingbird.
Hummingbird can fly in any direction – up, down, backwards, and forwards. Hummingbird can also hover in one spot and appear to be motionless. Great Spirit created Hummingbird to be slightly different from other feathered creatures.
Because of their magical qualities, Hummingbird feathers have been used for a millennium in the making of love charms. It is said that Hummingbird conjures love as no other medicine does, and that Hummingbird feathers open the heart. Without an open and loving heart, you can never taste the nectar and pure bliss of life.To Brother and Sister Hummingbird, life is a wonderland of delight – darting from one beautiful flower to another, tasting the essences, and radiating the colors.
April 2011 brings Hummingbird as its special healing medicine. Enjoy your love life and its joys. Know also that your presence brings joy to others. You join people together in relationships which bring out the best in them. You know instinctively where beauty abides and, near or far, you journey to your ideal. You move comfortably within a beautiful environment and help others taste the succulent nectar of life. Hummingbird holds the Bow of Beauty, which is delicately inlaid with gold and silver flowers, pearls, and precious jewels. Hummingbird disdains ugliness or harsh words, and quickly flies away from discord or disharmony.
So – April 2011 brings laughter and a time to enjoy the many gifts of our creator. Drop your judgmental attitude and relax. Hummingbird will no doubt give you a flash of spirit, darting here, there, and everywhere. Get ready for a strange new burst of energy which may send your senses reeling. Hummingbird hears celestial music and is in harmony with it. Hummingbird may invite you to an art museum or a concert. Hummingbird energetically embraces the highest aesthetics.
Never be coarse in front of Hummingbird, for this is a fragile medicine which may have no understanding of worldly affairs. Beauty is the target, and the Hummingbird mission is to spread joy or be destroyed. Hummingbird quickly dies if caged, caught, or imprisoned. So – follow your Hummingbird and you will soon be filled with paroxysms of joy, and experience a renewal of the magic of living!
APRIL CRYSTAL: Diamond — Clear Quartz
Diamond – Enhances brain functions. (Aries rules the head). Aids alignment of cranal bones. Breaks up blockages in Crown Chakra, as well as the personality. Master Healer! Dispels negativity. Purifies physical and the etheric bodies. Reflects will and the power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in mind/body/spirit. 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 and clears all Chakras, enhancing the color vibrations in each one. Dissolves and removes emotional blocks to growth, progress and success.
RUNE of the Month
PERTH — INITIATION – Something Hidden—A Secret Matter
Initiation points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of Heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird that consumes itself in the fire and then rises from its own ashes. Its ways are secret and hidden.
Deep inner transformation forces are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. An integrity is involved that may be masked, disguised or secret. After all, becoming whole, the means of how to achieve this, is a profound and mystic secret.
On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are quite possible. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolized by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire a broader vision – all this is indicated for the time of Aries in 2011. This is the Rune of question.
Another in the Cycle Runes, Perth signifies an intense aspect of initiation. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. This Rune is connected with the deepest stratum of nature and being, which is the bedrock on which your fate is founded. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.
There is a warning here of expecting to much, or expecting things to continue on in the ordinary way. For the old way has come to an end, and you cannot repeat the patterns of the past and not expect to suffer. This Rune puts you on notice to call in your scattered energies and concentrate on your own life in this moment, your own requirements for growth. More important, Initiation teaches you not to focus on the outcome of your actions and desires. Do not bind yourself to the memory of past achievements which will rob you of a true present. Staying in the moment and acting out of the now is the only time when self-change can be realized.
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 2011
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The New Moon in ARIES on APRIL 3rd brings a need for caution. While Mercury is retrograde, the New Moon, escorted by Mars, is yelling “Go-Go-Go.” If you do choose to move ahead with this New Moon Mars energy, remember to apply a good dose of caution. Don’t allow the hot vitality of Aries to push you into making an impulsive decision. If you act in haste, you are likely to repent in leisure.
The Full Moon in LIBRA on APRIL 17th brings the ability to think clearly, though Mercury retrograde is getting old by now, and Mars opposing Saturn guarantees that not everything that goes easily at this time. Because Libra is a sign that values communication, this is one of the best Full Moons of the year to use your diplomatic side to talk things out and make a compromise.
ARIES: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Mutable – Element: Fire – Planetary Rule:
1st House / Mars – Head – FOCUS: I AM!
The Sun has entered ARIES
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
Mercury retrogrades on the 30th, delaying travel and contract signings. In April you are prone to mishaps and your sleep could be erratic. Slow down and don’t take risks. Your snappy comments will not be appreciated. Think, Aries!
April pushes you in several directions at the same time. You will alternate between relative calm and sudden, hectic activity. It’s spring cleaning time. Clear out closets, drawers, and pockets. You could find a long-lost article..
In April, plans and projects gradually get back on track after the 23rd. Be prepared to back up discussions with solid facts, not just emotional opinions. If you’re involved with group finances, leave the details to someone else who has the necessary knowledge and skills.
Mercury retrogrades on March 30th through April 23, so be sure to clarify instructions and back up files. In April the power plays continue at work, creating conflict, aggravation, and indecisions. There may be sudden changes that will affect your job. Remember to look to the future and the unlimited possibilities that await you.
Mercury is retrograd until the 23rd, which can trigger delays, lost luggage, and flight cancellations. Don’t go far from home unless your car is in top shape. Relationships and communication could be challenging in April. Do your best to be patient.
Mercury retrogrades on March 30th through April 23rd. April brings more challenges. Unexpected expenses are possible, as well as difficulties surrounding payments, insurances, and investments. Be sure to check your credit report. Your desire for change and new scenery take place at month’s end.
After March 30th, while Mercury is retrograde through April 23rd, catch up on personal matters, and get some rest. A Solar Eclipse on April 3rd brings a clash, prompting more questions than answers of how to harmonize your needs with lovers and family members. Avoid contention.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
Complications continue at work in April. Power plays are a part of the action and you may feel as if you are in a no-win situation. Strive to keep your cool when tempers threaten to boil over.
Mercury retrogrades on the 30th through April 23rd, making local communication difficult. Enjoy time with your favorite people, and consider hosting a dinner party with friends. Expect on-going difficulties in April until Mercury turns direct on the 23rd. If you’re unsure, wait until after this time and then your answers may become clear.
Short tempers can result, especially after Mercury retrogrades from March 30th through April 23rd. As difficult as this can be, you’ll also have bright spots with family and friends. You may even dive into a masterful job of spring cleaning, inside and out. Patience helps, while making the effort to see things from a positive perspective.
Some unusual and unexpected events could trigger some surprising news as well as some quick out-of-town trips in April. Drive with care, be careful on ladders, and when working with tools. After the 4th, April brings travel, both near and far. Delays and cancellations are possible while Mercury is retrograde, and you’ll want to keep tabs on the weather. Home life improves after the 19th. You respond by getting your place in shape, creating very comfortable surroundings.
April brings financial challenges, including some unexpected expenses. At the Solar Eclipse, be sure to check on your credit report, and take all precautions regarding your financial information, especially regarding joint accounts. Your dreams inspire you, as usual, Pisces.
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