Balance and moderation guide my life.
There comes a time when you seek to comprehend the true meaning of PEACE, and how you as an individual may find that peace, a peace which the world can neither give you nor take from you.
This is one way. Visualize the blazing Star, still, as yet full of life and light. Identify yourself with the Star, with the center of that Star. Allow your energies to go into the still center of that Star. Within that center you will find that all the anxieties of material life, all the struggles that you encounter in daily life, will fall away from you. In the heart of the Star is deep, eternal peace, and within this peace you are united with those whom you love.
On a daily basis give yourself time to enter this Star Temple, this calming scene. Go into it, away from the noise and turmoil, confusion, fears and anxieties of the material plane. There, within the center of this Star, find divine, holy peace. Hear within your Soul the music of the heavenly spheres, the music of the Holy Word, the audible life-stream which flows from the heart of the Creator.
Be still now, within your mind and body. Listen inwardly. Beneath all sound, beneath all thought, in the deep silence at the heart of creation, you will hear the harmony of God.
—Elizabeth Joyce 12/25/2002
The Sun has entered CAPRICORN
In many ways, Capricorn is the most misunderstood and mysterious sign of the zodiac. Following the Winter Solstice you can reach the summit of material achievements as we go into 2021. As your mind opens to spiritual laws and teachings, apply what you learned this year of the COVID-19 in a pragmatic and businesslike manner. Try to sidestep the isolation that afflicts many born under this earth sign, signified by the determined Goat and the legendary Unicorn. Keep on relentlessly moving up your private mountaintop to worldly prominence. While conservative work methods are the golden rule, don’t get trapped in a crystalized lifestyle that prevents flexibility and invites emotional rigidity. When you take command of the dynamic thinking process and concentrate on objectives with clarity, executive leadership will crown your valiant efforts.
Earthy Capricorn, symbolized by the Mountain Goat or legendary Unicorn, is in many ways the most mysterious of the twelve Zodiac signs. Like its counterparts, Taurus and Virgo, sensible efforts, conservation, and painstaking discipline are keynotes this January. Yet Capricorn opens a portal to a spiritual level of love that still befuddles the mainstream of humanity. Thus, the Christmas Holy Day is often lost in a swirl of social activity and gift-giving instead of being honored as an annual opportunity for the restoration of inner light and Divine wisdom in everyone. If you avoid the snares of narrow ideologies and rigid morality, while lifting yourself to new heights of executive authority, Solar Capricorn will become your Gateway to what it really means to be capable and benevolent.
Based on the Rune Disruption and the Animal Frog, January brings rain, snow, and flooding as well as a focus on your well being, good health, upgrading your energy levels and future endeavors. It is time for the truth to come out as well as building up or renewing and healing relationships, and finally letting go of any negative situations or painful memories from the past. Prepare yourself for some ego battles. Because both Saturn and Jupiter have now moved into the air sign of Aquarius, strength and stamina are available for you to finally make some important and significant changes as the New Year opens. 2021, the year of critical choice and expansion, brings important decisions, life changes, and a new direction.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
Sing Frog, sing
Call in the rains,
Quench the dryness,
Cleanse the Earth,
Then — Fill me up again.
Frog sings the songs that bring the rain and make the road dirt more bearable. Frog medicine is akin to water energy, and the East on the medicine wheel. Frog teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul. All water rites belong to Frog, including the initiations by water.
Water prepares and cleanses the body for sacred ceremony. It is the element we understand best in the womb. Frog, like ourselves, is a pollywog in the fetal waters, and only learns to hop after it experiences the world of fluidity.
The transformation into adulthood prepares Frog for its power to call in waters of the skies: the rain. In knowing the element of water, Frog can sing the song that calls the rain to the Earth. When the ponds are dry, Frog calls upon the Thunder Beings to cleanse and replenish the Earth with water. Like Frog, we are asked to know when it is time to refresh, purify, and refill the coffers of the soul.
Frog has hopped into the vibrations of January 2021, and its “ribet” may be calling in the cleansing you need. If you were to look at where you are today, would you use any of the following words to describe your condition: tired, overloaded, frustrated, harried, guilty, itchy, nervous, at a loss, empty, or weakened? If so take a break and allow yourself to bathe in the waters of Frog medicine. This could mean a long relaxing bath, disconnecting the phone, yelling “stop” or simply taking three deep, cleansing breaths.
The key though is to find a way to rid yourself of distractions and to replace the mud with clear energy. Then replenish your parched spirit, body, and mind. An ability of Frog medicine people is to give support and energy where it is needed. A Frog medicine person can clean and clear any negativity from any environment. Many mediums or clairvoyants who work with “cleaning” haunted houses, carry Frog medicine. Many of the worlds “seers” use water on their hands when tapping into the other realms of reality due to water’s super-conductive nature.
In Myan and Aztec shamanistic practices, the Shaman places water in his or her mouth and sprays it over the body of a patient to clear away any negative energy. This is done while holding the thought of Frog firmly in the mind so that healing may occur and the patient may be replenished with positive energy. Sometimes dried and stuffed frogs are also used to guard the person’s body during the session.
Frog speaks of new life and harmony through its rain song. The deep tones of frog’s “ribet” are said to be a call to the Thunder Beings; thunder, lightening, and rain. The “ribet” is the heartbeat that comes into harmony with Father Sky and calls for the replenishment needed. Call to Frog and find the peace and joy of taking time to give to yourself. A part of this giving is cleansing yourself of any person, place, or thing that does not contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment.
Garnet: Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates bodily systems, especially the bloodstream. Has strong connection with the Root Chakra. Balances hemispheres of the brain. Aids tissue regeneration. Attracts positive energies into the Aura. Amplifies thought forms. Aids with your personal illumination. Solar energy, male aspect. Brings you self esteem and stability.
Rosequartz: Aids the kidneys and circulatory system. Has a strong connection to the Heart Chakra. Increases fertility. Eases sexual and emotional imbalances. Helps clear away stored up energies of anger, guilt, fear, resentment, jealousy. Cools a hot temper. Reduces stress and tensions in the body. Helps to bring in forgiveness and compassion. Absorbs “Love Thoughts” and transmits them back to you with a higher purification. The Love Stone.
RUNE FOR JANUARY
DISRUPTION—Disruptive Natural Forces, Elemental Power, Hail
Hagalaz represents the urge to change. This Rune brings freedom, invention, and liberation. The time of January energies of 2021 indicate a pressing need within the psyche to break free from constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.
Hagalaz is the Rune of elemental disruption, representing unaccountable weather conditions, sudden storms, winds, and events beyond your control. The energies of January will be a time of Awakening although the form in which the awakening takes may vary for each one of us. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, your relationships, and beliefs.
Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you at the mercy of the externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening and you are not without power in the situation. The inner strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you’ve taken for granted is being challenged.
This time of January 2021 puts us all on notice! Severe changes are on the way! You may sustain loss or damage, a tree may fall on your home, your town may be hit by a tidal wave, or tornadoes, a relationship may fail, plans go wrong, a source of financial supply may dry up. Be forewarned! Be encouraged to understand and accept that what occurs is necessary, called for from somewhere within in your deepest self as a cry for a pressing need for soul growth.
There is nothing trivial about this RUNE. The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. The term radical discontinuity best describes the action of this time, a Cycle of Runes at its most forceful. The Universe and your own Soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.
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!
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STARGAZING FOR CAPRICORN 2021
Happy New Year! Well, 2021 is here and brings us square into the new decade of the 2020’s. This is a dark time on our planet as we move to brings the world to a better place. Change always brings us resistance, upsets, some turmoil, and anxiety. Because of the astrological aspects, 2021 promises to be a a smoother flowing year than 2020 was. There is a need to remain flexible as this changing energy (Saturn moving from the Earth Sign of Capricorn into the Air Sign of Aquarius) will extend into all areas of life from global economics to what kind of energy we use, to the kind of food we eat. 2021 is the year to hang on tight, focus, pray, and manifest, as we all roll with the punches!
The January 12/13th New Moon in Capricorn brings a bullying, take charge energy to this New Moon which brushes up against a domineering and extremely driven Pluto. This is the ideal time to make an action plan for the coming year, plotting out an action plan, and a perfect map for increased success and social standing.
The January 28th Full Moon in Leo brings a desire to have fun, but it’s up against the energy to fight for your rights to party by standing up to all the dreary drama going down around it. It’s striving to gain a semblance of order through institutional leadership and diplomacy.
Mercury retrogrades January 30th through February 21st, 2021
CAPRICORN: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Cardinal Element: Earth Planetary Rule: 10th House/Saturn Body: Skeleton, Knees, Skin FLOWER: Carnation FOCUS: I am ambitious.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
The early days of January bring an optimistic and celebratory note to help you expand your goals. Keep the momentum going by expressing warmth, entertaining friends, and showing gratitude for the little things in life. A nice boost from Jupiter brings you financial gains as well. Career gains are possible from the 1st through the 19th Clear thinking aids in your goal setting. Stay away from signing any important documents when Mercury retrogrades at month’s end.
A winter getaway drives you this month, whether for a short or long distance trip. 2021 represents changes and you’re determined to break out of your rut. If you’re contemplating relocation, you may be checking out areas for a move, new job, or a small place to just get away. The December eclipse of 2020 gave you some extra cash for travel and purchases you were postponing as well as to stabilize some family matters. Time to examine all of your options for 2021 and to begin to move forward with them instead of waiting and holding back because of fear.
You begin the year with string and exciting anticipation. Curiosity lifts your spirits towards socializing, travel, and a change of routine. In 2021, a wide rage of possibilities occur. What will it be? A new job, relocation, an unexpected windfall, long-range travel? A wide range of possibilities exist. Others may seek you out to pick your brain for solutions. Watch what you say his month because exchanges flare with romantic partners and children. Be careful with your money and remember that Mercury retrogrades on the 30th.
A strong need to communicate with many people dominate the landscape in January. Negotiating may be the best way in getting the best price for services and signing contracts for vehicles, electronic equipment, or appliances. With more frequency that usual you interact with family members and relatives. You may take a trip with your lover to celebrate the New Year. Visibility adds to popularity with collaborators who value your talent and invite you to help with new projects. You may be offered a partnership or invited to speak at an event mid-month. Keep a cool head with workplace snafu’s when Mercury retrogrades on the 30th.
Your New Year Resolutions pay off if you take the lead and begin to implement them. You’ll have to deal with a few hurdles in your workplace, although solutions are attainable if you listen and take the time to consider more than one option. Work connections expand and lead to masterful teamwork, especially around the New Moon on the 13th. Review your budget and make plans to pay off the credit cards you used over the Holidays. You’ll hear good news about project performances and goals around the 22nd. Keep projects on an even keel and make plans for February before Mercury retrogrades on the 30th.
You’ll be taking a deep breath as January opens; then begin catching up on your sleep once the Holiday pace subsides. Now you can settle into a routine as you spend some quiet days to review your agenda and make plans for the year ahead. Gratitude emerges as you review all that you have and the people you cherish. Your energy level is low so be sure to get the rest you need the first part of January. Unresolved family matters come up on the 11th at the New Moon. Wait a day or so before making any decisions. Don’t buy and high ticket items at month’s end because Mercury retrogrades on the 30th.
You begin the New Year by knowing you need to review your commitments and messages. Those in your group want to know the truth and hear your thoughts and feelings. With Pluto remaining in your Fourth House, you don’t have to keep those secrets hidden away any longer. Release them and let them go. The first half of the month works well for healing and bonding. Avoid heated discussions with loved ones mid month as feelings could be a bit fragile. Mid-month you and your partner go over jointly held funds. Work on plans to make your funds go further. Stay away from gambling and group arguments at month’s end when Mercury goes retrograde
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
As January 2021 opens, your optimism is bright for attracting abundance, mental clarity, spiritual insight, and romantic overtures. Your inner knower is working hard to pull you towards awakening your buried feelings with a new perspective on problem solving. Being introspective allows you to take stock of your mental and emotional processes. Tension makes a statement in partnership matters as Mercury retrogrades on the 30th, creating a standoff or complete opposition to proposed changes manifests.
Romance is afloat as January 2021 opens for you Sag. Happiness and contentment rule the opening days when you and your lover enjoy a romantic time in a well appointed resort that specializes in pampering its guests. Attitude is everything and when it’s filled with optimism you touch a high note with everyone you meet. Purchasing power works in your favor at the New Moon on the 13th. You get positive feedback about the goods and services you are seeking. Avoid starting anything major when Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th.
January captures your best qualities and you shine in the spotlight as you ring in the New Year. Embrace spontaneity as Saturn no longer conjuncts your Sun. You are free, so set those goals and soar. People from a distance visit you when they’re in town to spend quality time, catch up, and enjoy your company. Mercury retrogrades on the 30th, while the Full Moon in Virgo on the 28th fuels the flame to discuss financial budgets.
Dream big in 2021! With Saturn and Jupiter now in Aquarius, whatever you want and are willing to work hard for is yours. Take inventory of your assets, qualifications, and desired salary for a new job. Begin to talk with your contacts. Friends and mentors hold the cards to introducing you to prospective employers. Accept invitations to lunches, dinners, or meetings where power brokers gather. Your social life picks up around the 25th when compatibility shines. Bite your tongue on the 21st when conflicts arise with family members. Cool it until after Mercury comes out of retrograde in late February.
January brings Neptune in harmony with your Sun for most of the month, generating enjoyable social opportunities. Give yourself a few days of rest before returning to the world with renewed enthusiasm. Check your calendar carefully to make sure you don’t miss any important business and personal events. You and your partner could schedule a weekend away together after the 9th. The middle of the month brings financial offers and positive feedback regarding refinancing or a loan. Be sure you have all papers in order before Mercury turns retrograde on the 30th.
Blessing to you, Patrick