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.
Amma is on Her US Tour this month - go to Amma.org for the complete schedule.
The Sun has entered Cancer
Cancer, the first water sign, is the phase for personality integration and building an inspired home base in the world. Take the firey independence of Aries, the fierce dedication of Taurus, the effervescent thinking of Gemini and weave them into a firm foundation for individual fulfillment. Represented by the armoured Crab and the agile Cat, this sign reminds you to be shrewd and tenacious and to keep clawing your way to success. Old memories, a sense of history and family heritage provide a solid background for you to face the future with confidence. As you dispel the clouds of moodiness and emotional vulnerability, trust your feelings and your decision-making process and watch your psychic sensitivity grow in the process. A maternal, nurturing manner can be a comforting gift to relatives and colleagues over the Independence Holiday weekend.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: MOUSE — Scrutiny
If I could see the world
Through your tiny eyes,
Maybe I would know
How to scrutinize!.
Every detail carries weight,
And true to its purpose,
Has its perfect place,
To stop the wandering and
Three ring circus!
Mouse says, “I will touch everything with my whiskers in order to know it.” Paradoxically, this is both a great power and a great weakness. It is good medicine to see up close and to pay attention to detail. It is bad medicine to chew everything into little pieces.
Mouse has many predatory enemies, including birds, snakes, and cats. Mouse is food for many, so it has a highly developed sense of danger at every turn. So-called civilization is a highly complex set of components which calls for more and more highly organized skills and scrutiny every year. Mouse is a powerful medicine to have in these times. Things that may appear insignificant to others take on enormous importance to Mouse.
Mouse people will frustrate and anger many others at times because they appear to be nit-pickers. Mouse people will spot the lint on someone’s skirt, even if it matches in color. They will try to convince you that the simplest task is fraught with difficulty. They are fixated on methodology. They sort, categorize, and file away information for further use. They may seem like they are hoarding, but this is the farthest thing from Mouse’s mind. They are merely putting everything in order so they can explore things more carefully at a later date.
The Shaman Chief tells us that without Mouse, there would be no system or organization of knowledge. Mouse knowledge ended the Renaissance Man and awakened the age of specialization. Mouse knew from the very beginning that “there is always more to learn.” One can always delve deeper, and deeper, and deeper.
July, 2018, has brought to us the medicine of Mouse. You may be fearful of life but very well organized, with a compartment for everything. You should try to see a larger picture than the one that is staring you in the face. Develop a largeness of Spirit. Try to become aware of the winds of change, the rain, the sun, and the great dance of life. Realize that even though you may live in Santa Barbara, there is also New York. There is a moon, a solar system, a galaxy, and an infinite Universe. Jump high, little friend, and you may see the Sacred Mountain.
July and the time of Cancer is telling you to scrutinize. Look at yourself and others carefully. Maybe that big hunk of cheese is sitting on a spring awaiting a deadly trap! Perhaps the cat is in the pantry waiting just for you. Maybe someone to whom you have delegated authority, such as a doctor, lawyer, or the plumber, is not doing the job faithfully. This message from Mouse is to see exactly what is in front of your eyes, and then, act accordingly.
CRYSTAL FOR JULY — RUBY —BLOODSTONE
RUBY: Aids in regeneration of the physical/spiritual heart. Is the 4th crystal in the seven lines of the Chakras. Enhances circulation and the life-force. Vitalizes blood and the entire mind/body/spirit system. Strengthens the immune system. Activates dormant conditions on the physical and spiritual levels. Refines lower passions. Helps to banish a sense of limitation and strengthens self-esteem. Creates courage, integrity, selfless service, joy, spiritual devotion, power and leadership
BLOODSTONE: Strengthens and oxygenates bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens the heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies. Reduces mental/emotional stress. Powerful physical healer. Stimulates movement of the kundalini. Links the root chakra with the heart center bringing inner guidance, altruism, idealism. A highly evolved crystal gem.
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 July 2018.
During this time of eclipses and seasonal weather 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 for 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!
(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)
STARGAZING FOR CANCER 2018
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The July 12th New Moon in Cancer brings a Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer. It focuses on water and could open the floodgates to more inclement weather. This Moon is particularly intense as well as a Super Moon with the Sin opposing Pluto at the same time. Batten down the hatches, prepare for some darkness, and do not initiate anything new at this time.
The July 27th Full Moon in Aquarius brings a Lunar Eclipse. While Full Moons represent endings and completions, this one brings in the unexpected nature of Aquarius signaling that it’s a time of waiting to act. Also the Venus-Pluto trine suggests your problem is around money and love. Tread lightly and wait to see what each day brings.
Mercury is retrograde from July 24th through August 19th, 2018
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
July brings a contact with an old friend, maybe an old flame. Don’t be surprised if an old “partner in crime” resurfaces, to test you. Keep your guard up. Prepare for roadblocks and delays mid-month when Jupiter retrogrades in Scorpio. Muster up some patience because if you can wait awhile you will get everything you need.
July brings a chance to kick back and rest around the 8th. It’s a time when you could be in the right place at the right time to meet someone special. You may not fall in love at first sight, but you can’t win if you don’t play, cautious Taurus. Although you are not a fan of change, a whole lot is coming to you at month’s end, and you may have initiated it yourself.
July brings you all kinds of friends along with interesting, exciting news. Your siblings, neighbors and oldest son will keep you on your toes. Their news can cause interruption in your daily schedule, so pencil in some hectic time in your daily schedule. Your luck changes around the 11th around the Solar Eclipse. Time to buy that ONE lottery ticket. You should really think hard before you open any relationship doors at month’s end.
The week of July 4th is great for you, Cancer. Spend a long weekend with loved ones. It’s possible to make amends with someone from past hurts. Forgive and forget, especially if the actions weren’t deliberate. July 13th is a lucky day for you. It enables you to settle an old money matter that’s come again, refusing to be ignored. Whether you owe or someone owes you, don’t blow it off this time.
At the Full Moon on July 12th, any secrets you have could come out into the open. Don’t worry because it could be some very happy news. You may need to pull some paperwork quickly to finalize a financial deal mid-month. Do yourself a favor and be prepared early. Surprising news comes about your lover at month’s end.
July brings a time for rest and relaxation. Let go of work and projects, kick back, and enjoy the summer. It will do you a lot of good. You learn a secret and find it difficult to keep still. Your love could be caught in some kind of a tangled web. Be sharp and aware of any financial deals you're involved in now. If you’ve been questioning a relationship’s value to you, the truth comes out at month’s end, for good or for ill.
The energies of July insist that you get out there and have some fun, Libra. You could meet a new group of peers so let them know you’ll be an asset to this group. You may decide to take up with someone who’s not quite available. Be very careful, as the truth will come out around the 25th. A windfall may come your way now, so don’t get crazy. Think twice before you take on another monthly payment.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
July is the time to try something new. Investigate a new activity or business you’re curious about. You want to shake things up and create a break in your routine, so go for it. You may be feeling alone, but there’s no reason for you to be. Go to gatherings and parties and mingle with some new people. You may feel a bit extravagant at month’s end. Whatever you purchase should be something you need and will enjoy.
July brings the passion to travel to some far off lands and perhaps visit someone you’re anxious to see. Enjoy whatever the Universe has in store for you. You may feel an attraction with someone older than yourself, some kind of a higher-up. Tread carefully and remember who signs your paycheck. After Mercury retrogrades on the 25th, pay attention to your intuition and follow your instincts, especially when traveling.
July is an unsettling month for you Capricorns. There will be little free time. However, the Universe is sure to throw some exciting and interesting people your way, so you won’t be bored. Around the 12th the focus will be on a relationship that’s been fading away. It’s decisions time. Will you let it go or work on giving it more of your attention? You can change a lot with an honest conversation.
The July 4th Holiday surrounds you with some fiery, interesting people. You won’t be bored, which is what you hate more than anything. Allow yourself some downtime. Mercury retrogrades on the 25th which could interrupt some vacation plans. If you need to reschedule, others won’t mind that much. You could change jobs at the Solar Eclipse. Make sure you have a Plan B in place.
You’ve been working hard, and July brings you some downtime. Around the 9th is decision time about a current relationship. It’s time to tell someone how you feel and/or what you expect from them. If they don’t like it, too bad. Time to think of your own needs first. You will need to set a budget and curtail your spending at month’s end. You may also need to cut someone away from your gravy train. No fair feeling guilty!
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