Newsletter — ARIES 2017
Being true to yourself is what really counts, and this year I am putting that first.
A LIVING PRESENCE
I remain locked within the wings
Of my Beloved Master.
Held in the arms of Spirits
Listening to His symphony of creation
Beholding the hidden wondrous vision.
Yet not oblivious to all of you
I watch your movements with a single eye.
I behold you with mothering tenderness
As you walk with life through the tall grass
Smelling the crimson rose with delight.
When the blush of love brings you pleasure
I feel you caressed with an enfolding breeze.
To relieve your worries and fears
You will be enwrapped in the sun’s warmth
When the chill of lonliness strays into your heart.
When you gaze at the ocean wave
You look into the eyes of God.
Unite with your Beloved on the altar
of the Horizon
Canopied with the silver rays of azure
Come into the warm, hazy sanctuary.
He shall not speak except through your reason,
Not scold except through your conscience.
Be persuaded through the power of your Love
And your heart’s longing to seek the Spirit only
With the song of your Soul,
enjoy His Love alone.
Forget me watching if you will
But not my Beloved.
For in remembering Him – you cannot forget me!
—Elizabeth Joyce 3.21.94
May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.
The Spring Equinox Leads us to New Beginnings – Flowers, Pets, Easter and Spring.
The Sun has entered AIRES
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 New Moon is Aries on March 27th. But a chance encounter at month’s end could spark a whirlwind romance or an instantaneous friendship with a soul mate as Venus in Aries connects you with intriguing people. (comes out of retrograde on April 15th) 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 OTTER
OTTER: WOMEN MEDICINE
Otter, so playful
Coquettes by the stream
The medicine of woman
The realized dream
The medicine brought to us by Otter are the lessons of female energy. A timely animal for the Aries/Taurus month of April, 2017. This energy applies to both men and women, as all of us have the female, or gentle, intuitive side. The Otter’s hide was very often used to make medicine bags for powerful tribal women, because it represents balanced female energy
Otter is very caring for its young, and will play for hours, performing all types of acrobatics. It lives on land, but always builds its home near water. The elements of earth and water are the female elements. At home in both of these elements, Otter is the personification of femininity; long, sleek, and graceful, Otter is the true coquette or flirt of the animal world.
Otter is always on the move and very curious. Unlike other animals, Otter will not start a fight unless it is attacked first. This joyful little creature is adventuresome and assumes that all other creatures are friendly – until proven otherwise.
These character traits are the beauty of a balanced female side, the side of ourselves that creates a space for others to enter our lives without preconceptions or suspicions. Otter teaches us that balanced female energy is not jealous or catty. It is sisterhood, content to enjoy and share the good fortune of others. Anchored in the understanding that all accomplishments are worthwhile for the whole tribe, Otter people express joy for others
Long ago, in tribal law, if a woman was widowed, her sister would offer her own husband to the widow as a lover, to keep her from drying up and not using her creative energies. This is Otter medicine too. Envy, or the fear of being replaced, has no space in Otter’s balanced understanding of sharing goodness.
Woman energy without games or control is a beautiful experience. It is the freeness of love without jealousy. It is the joy of loving other people’s children and their accomplishments as much as you love your own.
It may be time to examine your feelings about sharing the bounty of your life with others. Otter may be saying that the finer qualities of woman need to be striven for in both men and women so that a unity of spirit can be achieved. This would involve the destruction of jealousy and of all the acts of anger which stem from fear. It would mean keeping a Hawk-eye on your EGO and maintaining a total trust. It would mean a world full of people coming together to honor the right or each person to BE!
In April the feminine energies – have brought Otter – which may be telling you to become the playful child and simply allow things to unfold in your life. It may be time to stop your addiction to worrying. Otter also teaches us the importance of not hanging onto material things which would bind you or become a burden. In looking how you can learn from Otter’s habits, you might look at joyousness of the receptive side of your nature. Have you given yourself a gift recently? Have you received any intuitive messages in your meditations? Become Otter and move gently into the river of life. Flow with the waters of the Universe…this is the way of balanced female-receptive energy. Honor it! In doing so, you will discover the magnificent power of woman.
CRYSTAL: 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. The Diamond rules the 12th Dimension and is the Master Healer! It instantly dispels negativity. Purifies physical and the etheric/universal 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. Ruler of the 8th Chakra, Clear Quartz 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 and your Angels. Cleanses and clears all Chakras, enhancing the color vibrations in each one. Dissolves and removes emotional blocks to growth, progress, and success. Helps to activate the opening of the 9th Chakra. (Magenta)
RUNE of the Month – URUZ
Man — Womanhood — A Wild Ox
This is the Rune of termination and new beginnings, as spring begins in April, 2017. 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 Spring resolutions, then stick by them. For April 2017 will put you on notice that your Soul and the Universe will support the new growth.
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 AIRES 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 April 11th Full Moon in Libra brings a time to complete your projects. Wind down your projects and make sure all of your structures are in place.
The April 26th New Moon in Taurus brings is free of conflict and ready to support to begin something beautiful and long lasting.
Mercury retrogrades on April 9th through May 3rd, 2017
AIRES: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Cardinal Element: Fire
Planetary Rule: 1st House/MARS Body: Head, face, throat
FOCUS: I Am!
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
April brings a need for recuperation. You need time with yourself, and perhaps a delicious companion. Your new business could take positive, giant strides now.
If you’re involved in any groups, you might be asked to take the helm in April. You find it easy to tell someone you love them, Taurus, and you may this month. Just be sure to spread the love over to your family, friends, and colleagues. Work is productive and relaxing.
April brings surprises and possibly some pranks as well. Be careful not to push anyone’s buttons. Finding a new job or new romantic interest in possible mid-month.
In April you meet people you’ll feel closely connected with immediately. You become aware that your beloved or children need something fancy mid-month. Don’t put yourself in a bad financial place. Do what you can—and no more.
In April you may have a second shot at this oh-so-romantic time, but make sure you have some new solutions and responses to the old problems.
Sitting still is not easy for you, but someone could talk you into taking a day off to cuddle down and curling up with. If you’ve been abusing your plastic cards a bit, the Universe is about to bring you a “wake-up” call as April comes to a close.
If you have some time on your hands in April, you might feel like hibernating on the couch with an adult drink in your hand. Don’t do that, it only takes three weeks to develop a habit. Business deals of all kinds or negotiations involving other people’s money or property could become problematic this month.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
You’re probably right. In April, if you’ve been wanting to lure your sweetheart away and have a serious talk about the future, wait no longer. April 15th is tax day, and you’re one to put it all off until the last minute. Don’t push your luck – take care of it early. Remember Mercury retrogrades on the 9th!
You need to keep an eye on your money now. Don’t be in a hurry, and be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. April brings a time when you may want to sign on the dotted line for a long-term commitment. Just wait a bit – at least until after the 15th, when Venus goes direct.
Dividing your time between work and home can be problematic in April. You may restore a connection with someone you’ve been missing to too long. You have a long-needed conversation with a higher-up or elder that you’ve been putting off. It’s time to be very clear about what it is you want.
April’s the time to push responsibilities aside and plan some leisure time activities. Time to kick back and enjoy the company of lighthearted friends. Finances are tight until April’s end. Tread carefully and use good judgment.
Someone you adore is about to make their feelings known to you, in the nicest way. April brings the time to throw yourself fully into a project. You take time for yourself, your appearance, and begin to turn up the charm mid-month. Be sure to have your paperwork in order way before tax day on the 15th,
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