I give thanks for my ability to be productive and
creative with my financial matters.
The compassion of the Unseen
Do not separate the heavens from earth, but strive rather to draw yourself closer to others and establish a strong relationship with your inner guides, the unseen masters and meld into the unlimited powers of the Source. Be in Partnership with your Blessed Higher Self.
If you will hold steadfast to your path, where you have been guided from past lives and your internal guides, you will find a treasure to this life. You can walk in the flow of a never-ending stream of unseen help, healing and happiness. Your inner guides and beloved masters are on this road by your side. Not one of you stands alone! You have only to meditate, pray and ask in simple trust, and you shall receive whatever you need. It shall be supplied. Your guides know your innermost needs and will comfort you and lead you to green pastures and beside still, clear waters.
When you become stressed, depressed or fearful, there is no strength of flowing health in you. Yes – the trials of life can bring about depression and lower your vitality, but this lowered vibration can be overcome by the Spirit of Joy and by the eternal light of God within you, which must be sought. Raise the curtain, open the window of light, and allow the Soul to bathe within the sunlight of God’s love – everyday.
When the weaker human self stumbles along the path, the Blessed Higher Self must take over with strong control and direction. Trust a little more! Those who do not understand Divine Law will say, “A miracle has happened.” However- the miracles are the divine powers of manifestation flowing with your own Soul.
Be still now, within your mind and body. Listen inwardly. Beneath all sound, beneath all thought, in the deep silence at the heart canter — the place of creation, you will hear the harmony of God.
—Elizabeth Joyce 12/2004
The Sun has entered Capricorn
Earthy Capricorn, symbolized by the Mountain Goat or legendary Unicorn, is in many ways the most mysterious of the twelve signs. Like its counterparts Taurus and Virgo, Capricorn’s keynotes are sensible efforts, conservation and painstaking discipline. 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 a yearly opportunity for the restoration of inner light and divine wisdom in everyone. If you avoid the snares of narrow ideologies and rigid morals, and lift yourself to new heights of personal authority, Solar Capricorn will become your gateway to what it really means to be capable and benevolent.
Many harmonious planetary placements make 2023 a year of redirection along with powerful, positive change. These energies kick in right as the year begins, as Uranus reaffirms the need to shake up your perceptions from its position in Taurus. Mercury’s focus on your inner life while retrograde – to move forward again on January 18th in Capricorn. This energy will make you able to focus on practical matters and your long-term security..
You’ve been thinking of some new high-flying financial ideas. Now is the time to test these ideas to see how they will stand up. First learn all you can about what it is you want to do. Then write out a plan for accomplishing it. By April you will know much more about this plan and just how to go about manifesting it. Travel could be a part of your life now, either as a part of the new plan or as an aspect of desire.
You will be pleasantly surprised about the knowledge you will gain this year, almost like a child in the candy shop, and new information is the candy. You may find a body of knowledge that never sparked your interest before, but is suddenly relevant. Something you feel you cannot live without. You will probably experience flashes of information that borders on genius, which will serve you in whatever areas of your expertise. You may also have some startling revelations regarding your relatives, especially siblings or cousins. You will be pleased with the changes they have made in their lives. New opportunities occur for you around March 7th and 21st, July 10th, August 27th and October 11th.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: PORCUPINE — Innocence
Of innocence again,
With every man a brother
Each woman a friend.
The South Door of the medicine wheel is the place of childlike innocence and humility. It is the home of playfulness, and the position of the Porcupine on the medicine wheel of life. Porcupine has many special qualities, and a very powerful medicine: this is the power of faith and trust. The power of faith contains within it the ability to move mountains. The power of trust in life involves trusting that the Great Spirit has a divine plan. Your task is to find the pathway that is most beneficial to you and that uses your greatest talents to further that plan. Trust can open doorways to the creation of space. The space thus created allows others to open their hearts to you and share their gifts of love, joy and companionship. If you were to observe Porcupine, you would immediately notice its quills. These quills are only used when trust has been broken between Porcupine and another creature. Much like Otter, porcupine is a gentle, loving creature, and non-aggressive. When fear is not present it is possible to feed a Porcupine by hand and never get stuck by its quills.
Through understanding the basic nature of this animal, you may come to understand your own need for trust and faith, and to surrender every concern and every desire up to the divine; it’s like becoming a child again. In today’s society, this is a needed reminder to honor the wonder of life and the appreciation of every new day as an adventure of discovery.
Porcupine sat silently look at a hollow log. She wondered if it was a playhouse that nature had created just for her. Porcupine envisioned all the things she could do with the log. She could climb on top and make the log roll from side to side. She could go inside and see if there were any juicy worms for her dinner. She could scratch her back on the rough outer bark of the log if she wanted to.
Just as Porcupine was pondering what to do next, she saw Bear approaching. Bear was big and black and looking for honey. “Oh, another playmate to share my log,” she thought.
Gruff old Bear snorted,”Porcupine do you know that I’m too old to play? You’re in my way. I’m looking for honey. Go away!”
“Why Bear, you’re never too old to play,” she replied. “If you forgot what it was like to be a cub, you’ll always be as impatient and gruff as you are now.” Bear began to think about what Porcupine has said. Maybe she was right. All other creatures had run away from Bear in fright. Even the other Bears had turned up their noses when he growled at them. This little Porcupine was certainly trusting him not to eat her. She even offered to be his friend.
The old Bear looked at Porcupine and began to feel something move inside him. He started to remember the games he had played as a cub. Joy started to live in him again.
“Little Porcupine, you have reminded me that in becoming strong and seeking answers, I got caught in trying to be an intellectual. I became afraid of what other would think if I dropped my mask of gruffness. I was afraid they wouldn’t take me seriously anymore. You have taught me that in being the fuddy-duddy, I was, caused others not to care about me. Thank you. I’d love to play with this old log.” And so it was that Bear became childlike again and learned the innocence of Porcupine.
January promises to be a backbreaking month! In choosing the Porcupine to represent the energies of January 2023, you have given yourself a gentle reminder not to get caught in the chaos of the adult world where fear, greed, and suffering are commonplace. The medicine of this Animal Card is that of relief from seriousness and severity. Open your heart to those things that gave you joy as a child. Remember the preciousness of fantasy and imagination, and the making of some game or toy from nothing but scraps. Honor the child within and the Spirit that allows everyone to be a winner!
CRYSTAL FOR JANUARY — GARNET — ROSE QUARTZ
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 of the Month – OTHILA
This is a time of separating paths. Old skins must be shed, outmoded relationships discarded. When the world receives this Rune , a peeling away is called for. Part of the cycle of Initiation, OTHILA is a Rune of radical severance.
The appropriate action here is submission and, quite possibly, retreat—knowing how and when to retreat and possessing the firmness of will to carry it out.
Real property is associated with Othila, but it is the Rune of acquisition and benefits. However, the benefits you receive—the Inheritance—may be derived from something you must give up. This may be particularly demanding when what you are called upon to abandon is some aspect of your behavior , a part of your cultural inheritance. For then you must look closely at what, until now, have proudly claimed as your birthright. Whether it is your attachment to your position in society. to the work you do, or even to your beliefs about your own nature, the separation called for will free you to become more truly who you are.
Adaptability and skillful means are the methods to cultivate at this time. Still, you must wait for the Universe to act. In receiving this Rune—Remember—We do without doing, and everything gets done.
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 2023
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
Mercury is retrograde until January 18th.
The January 6th Full Moon in Cancer brings out the truth. Scheming and lying people are revealed when the harmful truth about the past comes to light. A fight for freedom and sovereignty and a more just society begins.
January 21st New Moon in Aquarius brings a desire to get out of the house and explore new horizons. You have luck, balance, and poise. Time to shine your confident energy.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
Jupiter is now direct in your First House of Self. You build confidence with your goals and are optimistic for successful outcomes. Enjoy outings with romantic partners and share children’s excitement to fun toys and games. Take time to review your 2923 budget.
You feel like you have some loose ends to tie up as January opens. Mars turns direct in your Second House, loosing up your cash flow. At the New Moon in Aquarius, look forward to an upbeat conversation with your boss and plans for your advancement. You find some great bargains during the January sales and a fatter portfolio at months end.
The energies change this month, as Mars in Gemini turns direct on the 12th. You have a stuck or stalled agenda that you want to move along. Keep your frustrations and anger in check. Mercury turns direct in Capricorn on the 18th bringing in that long awaited check. Family members and relatives from a distance need your attention mid-month. You’ll be fully engaged with co-workers and your boss to complete that project at month’s end.
Career prospects look good for you through mid-May, while Jupiter resides in your 10th House of ambition and career success, Cancer. Your dinner party on New Years Day has you reviewing memories with family and friends. Enjoy going out to dinner and a show min-month during the holiday weekend. You find great bargains for that household appliance you’ve needed to replace since last summer.
As the New Year opens, you’re restless and ready to explore evolving plans with key people, Leo. When Mars goes direct on the 12th the first special interest meeting gets underway. Members of a professional organization gather to discuss funding and anticipated expenses for a high=priority project. Family disagreements surface mid-month when you discover that information you acted on just wasn’t true. Get to the bottom of romance at month’s end.
January opens with a focus on business. Administrative plans are ready to be implemented. Your boss spells out a critical agenda for completing projects for the first quarter of 2023. The Aquarius New Moon brings a smile to your face as you pay off Holiday bills with your bonus. Avoid a dispute with an auto repair bill mid-month. Ask for a detailed estimate.
The new energy of 2023 helps you realign yourself towards success. You can finalize educational plans, set new goals, and enjoy connecting with family and friends again. Mid-month brings a time for home renovations and extra money flows in after January 22nd, as Uranus turns direct in Taurus. Be sure to walk away from costly, bogus investments.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
As January opens you are able to schedule a loan repayment. At a dinner with your boss you may learn details about some organizational changes, and your part in them. A scheduled staff meeting around the 10th is canceled due to missing information and reports. Your raise is approved at month’s end due to your promotion.
Both Mars and Mercury turn direct in January, allowing you to take a serious look at ending a relationship, as well as receiving some extra money for your winter get-away. It’s a perfect time to begin a new relationship, as well as strengthen bonds with family and friends. Invite siblings over for a home cooked meal mid-month. After the January New Moon on the 20th you can pay off that credit card or car loan.
As January opens, family matters and home renovations have your attention. Check in on older relatives, like your parents, to make sure their health issues are being properly attended to. Invite siblings and family over for a celebrated dinner mid-month. You enjoy the lightheartedness and smiles in the office after the Holidays. You embrace a financially favorable plan at months end, due to gaining higher interest on savings.
You’re ready to move ahead with your 2023 plans as January opens. You and your partner share love and understanding during a special outing, with plenty of private time to talk and exchange information. You find yourself moving up the ladder at work, with a nice raise mid-month. You bank the extra cash for summer vacation plans. You find you have low energy at month’s end. Be careful of the sniffles and get some extra rest.
January brings in some tensions with family members and more interaction with friends and colleagues. Approval of a community event you’re planning comes in after the 12th, when Mars turns direct. You’re fully engaged with co-workers and critical tasks at your workplace; planning priorities and imminent dates for upcoming events. At mid-month you have a chance to work on goals for 2023, assess your financial picture, and pay off credit card balances from the Holidays.