Libra  2018

Libra 2018

LIBRA

AFFIRMATION
I choose to be tactful, social, live in harmony, and  work with my partner in positive ways.

MEDITATION

sphinxpawsOctober, 2018 brings the time to be the observer and live in the moment

We give you a vision now of your brethren, kneeling around the altar in the temple of the Eight Pointed Star. With the body in the lotus position, they are worshiping the ever-glowing light of the jewel of the White Lotus Blossom.  This White Lotus glows in the glory of every heart.  The jewel within this lotus - the glow of the Sapphire - is pure and still. As you meditate on this you will learn real wisdom. You will learn to go directly to this jewel hidden deep within you, and here, in a timeless flash, you will comprehend the truth. Not with your mind, but with your heart.

(E. Joyce-Giza, 9/27/96)

May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.

 

The Sun has entered LIBRA

Based on the Rune The Unknowable and the Animal Deer, - October, 2018 brings decisions, travel, moving and fast solutions. Also, signed contracts, new beginnings as well as final endings. You are beginning to deal with life-changes that will alter your present circumstances. The Deer reminds us to do this with love and compassion.

 

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: DEER — Gentleness

Deer --- so gentle
And loving you are.

The flower of kindness
Embraced from afar.

One day Fawn heard Great Spirit calling to her from the top of Sacred Mountain. Fawn immediately started up the trail. She did not know that a horrible demon guarded the way to the Great Spirit lodge. The demon was trying to keep all beings of creation from connecting with Great Spirit. He want all of the Great Spirit creatures to feel that Great Spirit did not want to be disturbed. This would make the demon feel powerful, and capable of causing them to fear him.

Fawn was not at all frightened when she came upon the demon. This was curious, as the demon was the archetype of all the ugly monsters that have ever been. The demon breathed fire and smoke and made disgusting sounds to frighten Fawn. Any normal creature would have fled or died on the spot from fright.

Fawn, however, said gently to the demon, "Please let me pass, I am on my way to see Great Spirit."

Fawn's eyes were filled with love and compassion for this oversized bully of a demon. The demon was astounded by Fawn's lack of fear. No matter how he tried, he could not frighten Fawn, because her love had penetrated his hardened, ugly heart.

Much to the demon's dismay, his rock-hard heart began to melt, and his body sank to the size of a walnut. Fawn's persistent love and gentleness had caused the meltdown of the demon. Due to this gentleness and caring that Fawn embodies, the pathway is now clear for all of Great Spirit's children to reach Sacred Mountain without having to feel the demons of fear blocking their way.

Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are trying to keep us from Sacred Mountain. Like the dappling of Fawn's coat, both the light and the dark may be loved to create gentleness and safety for those who are seeking peace.

If Deer has gently nudged its way into the vibrations for the month of October 2018, you are being asked to find the gentleness of Spirit that heals all wounds. Stop pushing so hard to get others to change, and love them as they are. Apply gentleness to your present situation and become like the summer breeze, warm and caring. This is your tool for solving the present dilemma you are facing. If you use it, you will connect with Sacred Mountain, your centering place of serenity, and Great Spirit will guide you.

OCTOBER CRYSTAL:   OPAL and ADVENTURINE 

OPAL: Brings tears to those who wear it, unless born in the month of October. Stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional balancer. Enhances intuition. Contains the full spectrum of colors and resonates with all Chakras. Helps bring conscious connection with the Blessed Higher Self. <BR>

 

ADVENTURINE: Variety of quartz. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention, helps weight loss and strengthens kidneys. Purifies the body. Enhances calmness of mind, aids creative self-expression. Brings physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Helps banish fears and phobias. Excellent for meditation, inspiration, peace, calmness, love. Cleanses the throat Chakra and Solar Plexus.

RUNE of the Month - Unknowable — Odin


The Blank Rune

Blank is the end, blank is the beginning. This is the Rune of total trust and should be taken as exciting evidence of your most immediate contact with your own true destiny which, time and again, rises like the phoenix from the ashes we call fate.

Odin can portend a death. But a death is usually symbolic, and may relate to any part of your life as you are living it now. Relinquishing control is the ultimate challenge for the Spiritual Warrior.

Here the Unknowable informs you that it is in motion in your life. In that blankness is held your undiluted potential! At the same time pregnant and empty, it comprehends the totality of being, all that is to be actualized.

With the Blank Rune appearing in October of 2018, the energies will bring to the surface our deepest fears as the problems and results of the lies and cover ups coming out into the open. Will I fail?  Will I be abandoned? Will it all be taken away? Will I make it through this upsetting time? Yet, within that blankness, within the center of our fears, is our highest good, our truest possibilities, and all of our fertile dreams.

Willingness and permitting are what this Rune requires, for how can you exercise control over what is yet not in form? Whatever is coming can never arise from the known! Once again, this Rune often calls for no less than an act of courage to be willing to jump into the void of the unknown. October 2018 will surely be lived as an act of faith for many, as Pluto wields it's dark power to unveil whatever has been hidden.

If  Karma  represents the full total of your soul vibration and lives thus far, everything you have ever done, the limits on what you are and will become, then it may be useful to see this Rune as the path of karma. Yet, from the spiritual perspective, even the very depths of old karma shift and evolve as you shift and evolve.  Nothing is predestined!  There is nothing that cannot be avoided.  If, indeed, there are matters and secrets hidden by the powers that be, you need only remember, what beckons to you is always the creative powers of the unseen and unknown.

Whenever this Rune appears, take heart. It is the source from which flows the energies for self-change. Know that the work of self-transformation is progressing within the world and within you.

Don't be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.

 

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STARGAZING FOR LIBRA 2018
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

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LIBRA

The October 11th New Moon in Libra brings a time when some feathers could be ruffled. Be careful with power struggles and authority figures.

The October 24th Full Moon in Taurus brings a time of crisis, change, and transformations. Time to let go of what you no longer need, such as blame, shame, judgment, and guilt. You may be resistant to change, but expect some sort of shake-up in your personal life.

LIBRA: Polarity: Feminine Sign: Cardinal Element: Air
Planetary Rule: 7th House/Venus  Body: Lower Back, Kidneys

FOCUS: I allow changes to bring my work and compensation up to higher levels.

Adaptable, discerning, service oriented, loves animals

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THE PERSONAL SIGNS

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Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

October is a good month to mend fences, repair feelings, and then take a deep breath and relax. Negotiating a financial deal becomes easier at month’s end.

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Taurus (4/21-5/21)

In October, whether your single or not, expect a lot of voices to return to you from out of the past. If you and your partner are have a “silent” standoff, find the time to listen to their feelings. Then don’t challenge the issue. Trust me, Taurus, it will all work out, and it’s much better that separation.

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Gemini (5/21-6/20)

In October some new roadblocks will be frustrating for you. If someone is holding something over your head, you may have to come clean. If you’re negotiating a contract, especially if it’s been ongoing, remember that “the devil is in the details,” and be prepared for anything. If all goes well, you may be pleasantly surprised.

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Cancer (6/21-7/22)

October brings flirting, romance and fun. Just don’t play any games with that special someone’s heart. The Full Moon in Taurus at month’s end brings you financial luck. Lottery tickets anyone?

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Leo (7/23-8/22)

October brings a time for some successful financial planning. Talk with a knowledgeable advisor who you trust implicitly. Time to spend some warm moments with your sweetheart at month’s end. If you’re not attached, get dressed and go hunting. I’m sure you’ll find someone delightful, Leo!

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Virgo (8/23-9/22)

October brings travel to bring someone back into your life. It may be easy to forgive and forget, but don’t allow yourself to slip back into old patterns. If you feel you have some unfinished business with someone, don’t be surprised when you hear from them. If they don’t call you, why not pick up the phone or your device and reach out to them?

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Libra (9/23-10/22)

October brings romantic and intellectual excitement, Libra. You may have a problem or two to work out with your sweetie mid-month. If someone is secretive or holding out on you, don’t be afraid to question them. Don’t avoid confrontations. Get at the truth and then fish or cut bait.

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Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

October’s message is that the one who got away may not be far. They seem to be looking for first place at your side; however if they really hurt you, think before starting up again. If they’ve changed, well then…..

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Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

October brings the desire to pleasure travel off to a distant place. A love shadow may come out of the dark corner to start up or continue where they left off. Time to tie up all loose ends and make sure everyone knows where they should be in your life.

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Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

October brings a busy social life. It may be time for some physical distraction and you could be propositioned a lot. You ooze sex appeal without even trying. You could be remembering an old flame that you haven’t quite gotten over. Treading water won’t work. Either begin it al again, or don’t. Your choice, Cap.

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Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

October brings a time when you may need to change your mind about a recent career decision. It’s okay. You’re perfectly allowed to change your mind. Time to have a party with all your loved ones at month end. Happy Halloween everyone.

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Pisces (2/19-3/20)

October could bring some long-distance travel with friends. Expect a transformational journey. Also, you’re due to cross paths with someone you haven’t seen in years. Could it be the “one who got away?” Oh what now?

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VIRGO  2018

VIRGO 2018

VIRGO
THE FOCUSED - DEPENDABLE - SERVICE ORIENTED - HARD WORKING
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AFFIRMATION for VIRGO

I am blessed and have everything I need.

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As we all experience the Full Moon is Pisces,
we find the courage to step forward and a new life begins!

Meditation for SEPTEMBER 2018

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Now withdraw into the center of your heart. Meditate on the perfect pink petunia. This beautiful spring flower 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 petunia.

Become enfolded within these petals, in a soft pearly light. You are within the temple of the tulip, 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 petunia.

Think of Spirit, and meditate on the pink petunia, one of the first flowers of Spring. You are looking at this Tulip from afar, as something outside of you. But it is within your heart, as is Spirit, always!  There is a light within the heart as well music coming to you from the petunia, the flower of Promise. The light from above and the light from within the petunia blend as one…as you swoon into the bliss of Divine Love.

May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.

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The SUN has entered VIRGO

The earth sign of Virgo, symbolized by the Corn Maiden, accentuates the path of personal service and purity. It represents work and service to mankind of the highest order. Through dedication to physical fitness and holistic healing, your body can become a sacred temple for the spirit within, allowing it to emerge into your everyday life. Don't expect miracles overnight, and most Virgo's don't as they are quite practical. Be gentle with yourself as you eliminate those nasty habits of doubt, criticism and worry. Reawaken the wonder of learning and the satisfaction of simple joys, but turn away from the fanaticism that fosters a workaholic temperment or leads you into a hermit-like existence. Efficiency and industriousness are your twin assets, leading to complete success at this time, the beginning of the harvest cycle of the year.at by giving to others you give to and improve yourself, you will always be on the right track.

Virgos usually receive the Zodiac's backlash. They are detailed, organized, methodical, chaste and very insecure. Very critical of themselves, they seem to expect the same from others, which can cause resentment and jealousy. However, they do make up for this with their charm, as they are of the most unassuming variety. Virgo's approach is usually subtle, surprisingly tender, their standards are high, but they ultimately can accept differences and flaws once they get to know and trust you. With a Virgo, trust is never given, it has to be earned.

Chance encounters and networking can trigger romantic opportunities. If you are looking for a new partner or strengthening an ongoing relationship, 2018 promises to be a year to remember. The more you pay attention to subtle comments and shifts, the better prepared you'll be able to act when the time is right!

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THE FLOW

Water — That Which Conducts

The water of life flows
carving secret pathways
through the world

The urge toward unconsciousness, toward the past and immersion in the flow of feeling, toward the Mother, the womb's security - all of this is inherent within the Laguz rune. Unseen powers are active here. The creative and fertile powers of nature. The attributes of Laguz are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of tides and emotions, careers and relationships. It fulfills our need to immerse ourselves in the experience of living without having to evaluate or understand. It speaks to the desire for comfort and the satisfaction of emotional needs, the lunar side of our nature. For while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us toward unity and merging.

This Rune of the Flow signifies a time for cleansing, for revaluing, reorganizing, realigning. A Rune of knowing and psychic power, it may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for deep self-transformation. For a man, success now lies in contacting his intuitive knowing; for a woman, in attuning to her own rhythms. A Rune of the self relating rightly to the Higher-Self, it signifies what the alchemists called the conjunction, or sacred marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live happily ever after.

Don’t be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.

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CRYSTAL FOR SEPTEMBER — SAPPHIRE and TOURMALINE

sapphireSAPPHIRE  – Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary gland, thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/spirit. Stimulates psychic ability, clarity and inspiration. Enhances creative expression, loyalty and inner love. Aids connection with your Blessed Higher Self and your Spirit Guides. Strengthens will. Dispels confusion and expands awareness. Excellent stone to hold during meditation.

tourmaliTOURMALINE  –  Aids in balancing of endocrine system. Aids with sleep cycles. Strengthens, vitalizes body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear and negative conditions providing a strong, protective influence. Creates inspiration and helps with focus and concentration. Enhances sensitivity and intuitive understanding. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic. The various colors of Tourmaline  will activate and align the corresponding Chakras.   (Black - Root Chakra,  Watermelon, red-green - Root & Solar Plexus Chakras,  Green - Solar Plexus Chakra,  Blue-Throat Chakra,  Red/Pink - Root & Heart Chakras)

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From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

THE HUMMINGBIRD

ANIMAL: HUMMINGBIRD

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.

June 2014 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 — June 2014 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!

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STARGAZING FOR SEPTEMBER, 2018

The September 9th New Moon in Virgo brings the perfect time to do or complete something important. This is a very gentle New Moon reminding us that the doing can be in the non-doing. Witness and support your loved ones.

The September 24th Full Moon in Aries brings the Fall Equinox Harvest Moon. This Moon brings us a serious tone because of its Cardinal Sign. The Libra Sun and Aries Moon square harsh and disciplined Saturn. You need to take full responsibility for your actions and bring all matters to a just and fair conclusion.

VIRGO: Polarity: FEMININE  Sign: MUTABLE - Element: EARTH – Planetary Rule: 6th House /Mercury – Intestines  FOCUS: meticulous, discerning, service-oriented, pets

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The Personal Signs:

Aries Ram ARIES (3/21-4/20)
September brings a time to try something new. This time make sure you have all your bases covered before taking any chances or risks. If you need to call in a long, overdue favor, don’t hesitate. Sometimes we need to remind others of just what they may owe us. At months end you may have some strong words with

Taurus Bull TAURUS (4/21-5/21)

It’s time for a party or exciting planned event. You are your partner will enjoy all the preparing, New solutions for old problems can be found and agreed upon. Consider everyone’s opinion and schedule the discussion now. Moving forward with your financial or business plans may not be possible now. Be sure you have all the information before making a decision.

Gemini Twins GEMINI (5/21-6/20)

do so. It’s also the time when you could take a relationship to a whole new level. Be sure you know them very, very well Gemini. Conversations about a new raise or joint finances move along smoothly now. Fiery Mars will make your case energetically and emphatically.

Cancer Crab CANCER (6/21-7/22)

Time for Family as September opens, Cancer. If you’ve been away from the hearthside, just open your arms to let them all in. Unexpected home and family expenses arise mid-month, but don’t worry. Everyone can chip in to cover whatever the cost. Feisty Mars storms into Aquarius mid-month to help you settle a financial concern, for better or worse. It your mission to settle this amicably.

Leo Lion LEO (7/23-8/22)

Septembers Labor Day Weekend brings you an adventure as well as an exciting experience. Venus may help you decide if your sweetie should move in or not. At least you may have to make room for a new arrival, whether married or single. Time for some successful financial planning; talk with a knowledgeable advisor who you trust implicitly.

Virco Virgin VIRGO (8/23-9/22)

September brings you a break and finally, some quality time alone. It’s time for a possible shouting match mid-month Virgo. Be the one to back away, cool your heels, and take a break for awhile. Negotiations concerning finances can be resolved at month’s end. Show a willingness to compromise and try to see to it that all is resolved peacefully, once and for all. If you’re not ready to make a break, watch what you say and do. Take a deep breath and think before you speak, Virgo.

LibraLIBRA (9/23-10/22)

You may feel attracted to a new flame, and September is the perfect month to try something new. This might include changing your circle of friends. If you’re really angry with someone, try to remove yourself from their presence. It’s better to miss someone for awhile rather than lose them for good. Take a good look at your credit card accounts. You may want to pay them off, or at least renegotiate the interest rates. The Sun and Saturn don mess around, and you may feel tested at month’s end with higher-ups or authority figures. Have patience and watch your mouth.

Scorpio Eagle SCORPIO (10/23-11/22)

September brings clean-up time. Cut your hair, lose that weight, join a gym, and invest in a new wardrobe. Remember, first impressions count. The meticulous Full Virgo Moon brings a time to do some serious financial planning. Put a new five-year plan together, and the day to begin is now. You could see results by month’s end.

Sagittarius Archer SAGITTARIUS (11/23-12/21)

September opens with several social affairs. It’s easy for you to make friends, get together with loved ones, and bond with the younger crew. You could have some positive new meetings with some high-powered people. If you’re up for a promotion or looking for support with success of a project, this may be an opportune time. If you let loose verbally on the idea, most people around you will be in agreement. October

Capricor Goat CAPRICORN (12/22-1/19)

September brings the desire to travel, or to take a class where you can learn, experience, and add another plus to your resume. If you’ve been flirting with someone, it may soon be the time to come together. However, please do be discreet. If you’ve been holding back some upsets from your nearest and dearest, figure out how to release the tensions before you feel the air crackling around you. Breathe, 1 2 3, breathe, 1, 2, 3.

Aquarius Water-bearer  AQUARIUS (1/20-2/18)

As September opens, you could receive an invitation to “come out and play” from a friend. So “call in well”, and make the time because this opportunity may not return again. At best you’ll find a partner who can keep up with you; at worst, you’ll find a new and loyal friend. You’ll be more adamant about what you want at work, but don’t worry. Right now you can charm anyone.

Pices FishesPISCES (2/19-3/20)

In September, you spend quality relaxing time with family members over the Labor Day weekend. Someone new who had entered your life brings you some new beginnings. The volume of your life get loud as you decide to cut out or remain on your own as far as work is concerned. You want to be out on your own without answering to a boss, authority figure, or supervisor. It’s time; go for it!

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LEO 2018

Newsletter—LEO 2018

Horoscope for Leo

AFFIRMATION

Establishing appropriate boundaries is my mission!

We may never be remembered for doing great, great things in life, but if we do all little things with Love, we will never be forgotten by a few, and will be remembered with warmth and a smile.

—EAJ 9/19/98

candle-flowerMEDITATION

Every heartbeat is God's name to me. Every breath of life is ecstasy. Every night is bliss and I awaken in your company. Then dawn plays a symphony revealing to me my personal reality. Every life is a living God to me. Every thing is an expression of God's personality. Every kiss is God's romance and every love is embedded in God's originality.

I hear, breathe, sing and speak of God. Each day your plan reveals it's universal truth. From the past to the future, connected, is how each day shall be. Speaking thy name, I will dwell on you eternally.

—Yogi Bhajan

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The Sun has entered LEO

The fiery sign of LEO has an inside track on love, power and the universe. One of the best routes you can take is heart-focused meditation. Anything you can do to enhance the purity of your ideas and creativity will bring you rewards. Developing and using your creative abilities creates an energy flow within you that triggers that same flow to others when they encounter the work you have done. Music, acting and temporal forms of artistic expression that involve an audience as you create, brings you an especially potent technique. Engaging in sports activities brings joy and enthusiasm and at its best, brings playfulness to both spectators and players. Taking on a leadership role will challenge you to bring forth your best, Leo. Working and playing with children can also trigger spontaneity within for the benefit of everyone involved. Children respond the best when someone is able to touch their minds and hearts to draw them out. Their relative openness, especially when young, will allow you to open your heart as well. No matter what you do, if you realize that by giving to others you give to and improve yourself, you will always be on the right track.

 

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From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: LIZARD — Dreaming


Lizard...will you dream with me?
Travel across the stars?
Beyond the place of time and space,
There live visions from afar

Lizard sat lolling in the shadow of a big rock, shading himself from the desert sun. Snake crawled by, looking for some shadow to coil up in and rest. Snake watched Lizard for awhile as Lizard's eyeballs went from side to side behind his enormous closed lids. Snake hissed to get Lizard's attention. Slowly Lizard's dreaming eyes opened and he saw Snake.

Snake! You scared me! What do you want?" Lizard cried.

Snake spit his answer from his forked tongue. "Lizard you are always getting the best shadow spots in the heat of the day. This is the only big rock for miles. Why don't you share your shade with me?"

Lizard thought for a moment, then agreed. "Snake, you can share my shade spot, but you have to go to the other side of the rock and you must promise not to interrupt me."

Snake was getting annoyed. He hissed, "How could I  bother  you Lizard? All you are doing is sleeping."

Lizard smiled knowingly. "Oh Snake, you are such a silly serpent. I'm not sleeping. I'm dreaming."

Snake wanted to know what the difference was, so Lizard explained. "Dreaming is going into the future, Snake.  I go where the future lives. You see, that is why I know you won't eat me today. I dreamed you and I know you are full of mouse."

Snake was taken aback. "Why Lizard, you are exactly right. I wondered why you said you would share your rock."

Lizard laughed to himself. "Snake," he said, "you are looking for shade and I am looking for shadow. Shadow is where the dreams live."

Lizard medicine is the shadow side of reality where your dreams are reviewed before you decide to manifest them physically. Lizard could have created getting eaten by Snake if he had so desired.

Lizard is the medicine of dreamers. Whether dreamers smoke you or dream you, dreamers can always help you to see the shadow. This shadow can be your fears, your hopes, or the very thing you are resisting, but it is always following you around like an obedient dog. August 2018 is a time to look and see what is following along behind you. Is it your fears, your future trying to catch up to you, or is it the part of you that wants to ignore your weakness and humanness?

Lizard is suggesting that you pay attention to your dreams and their symbols. Make a dream log and record all that you remember. Be sure to pay attention to each individual symbol or recurring pattern. If you do not remember your dreams, you could try setting a music alarm for 2:00 or 3:00 am. Or you could try to drink a lot of water at bedtime and allow your bladder to wake you up. Dreams are very important and we need to learn to pay attention to them.

You may not have a dream for your future at this time. Remember that imagination is the door to all new ideas and creations. As you examine the dreaming process, you will find that the subconscious is processing all of the recorded messages it holds concerning the event you experience throughout the day. These messages can be suppressed feelings that brings about inner conflict, or they can be new ideas or goals, other dimensions of awareness, future events, warning signals, or desires and hopes.

In one sense, Lizard is insisting that you look into your imagination for new experience. This is necessary when life becomes dull or full of boredom. On the other hand, Lizard medicine may also apply to those of us who dream too much, refusing to use our dreams as tools to manifest that same vision in their lives.

All levels of awareness are accessible through dreams. Remember, life is not always what is seems. Are you the dreamer or are you the dreamed?

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CRYSTAL FOR AUGUST — PERIDOT and ONYX

PERIDOT –  Balances the glandular system. Aids in tissue regeneration. Has beneficial infuences on the heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals and purifies the body. Strengthens bloodstream. Overall balancer of the mind and body. Aligns the subtle bodies and increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates the mind and thinking process. Accelerates personal growth. Opens new pathways to new opportunities. Helpful when going through sudden change or crisis.

ONYX –  Relieves stress and removes negative energies. Balances the male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids in detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Creates desire for higher inspiration and brings it in. Works with the seven chakras and our attitudes, depending on the color of the onyx.

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RUNE OF THE MONTH

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

HARVEST - Jera

Fertile Season - One Year - New Beginnings

This is the Rune of beneficial outcomes. It applies to any activity or endeavor to which you are committed. Receiving this Rune encourages you to keep your spirits up. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. Always a span of time is involved; hence the key words one year, symbolize a full cycle before the reaping the harvest or deliverance.

You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labor has a long season, a long coming to term, it offers encouragement of success. Know that an outcome is in the keeping of Providence. Jera is a counsel to preserve.

Remember the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally you cannot hasten the harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition of your own process, which in it's season leads to the harvest of self.

Don't be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.

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sun-solsticeThis 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!)

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STARGAZING FOR LEO 2018

 

Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

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LEO

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The August 11th New Moon in Leo brings a Solar Eclipse at 18 degrees Leo. It’s also a Super Moon, powerful, and suggests that you rest, eat lightly, and re-schedule any major events on your calendar. Leo rules children, so keep you eyes open on these precious darlings.

The August 26th Full Moon in Pisces brings a Grand Trine in Earth along with it. This energy is a special gift that makes this the easiest time of the year, with fun, smiles, and laughter. Get to work in this Virgo energy to bring your imaginative and creative powers into form.

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THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

August brings the desire to impress loved ones. Don’t take any unnecessary chances because you really have nothing to prove. Watch out for family arguments about how much time you spend at work. It may be difficult for you to reach a financial compromise with the higher-ups. You may not get everything you want, but neither will your opponent. Compromise is the only avenue at this point.

bullTaurus (4/21-5/21)

 The first part of August keep you hopping, but friends gather for fun and conversation around the 25th. If you’ve been doing battle with a dear one, you may decide to compromise to bring about peace. A wise decision indeed!

twinsGemini (5/21-6/20)

If you’ve put in the time and paid your dues, you can expect to be richly rewarded in August, Gemini. Think twice if you’re about to take a chance with money that you cannot afford to lose. Tricky transits abound so remain calm and alert.

crabCancer (6/21-7/22)

. August brings a time to relax and enjoy. This doesn’t come easily to you. If you’ve bee involved in a financial war or even a minor dispute, then know that its all about to come to a head, for better or worse. Things may get testy around the 25th but it always works out for the best.

lionLeo (7/23-8/22)

In August, tread carefully with your summer fun at the Solar Eclipse on the 11th. You are a magnet of attraction now so don’t waste this great energy on anyone you’re not interested in. If you’re looking for a new career path, look around. Your future success could be right under your nose.

virginVirgo (8/23-9/22)

August brings a chance for you to look up a former lover and perhaps give them a second chance. Even if everything seems like a go on the 18th for a financial loan or mortgage, be sure you have all of your paperwork in order. Mercury comes out of retrograde at that time. Expect delays, go over every detail, and force yourself to be patient.

scalesLibra (9/23-10/22)

 August brings in admirers of all shapes and sizes. A friend could want a deeper relationship around the 19th. Sit down and talk things over to find out just where you’re headed. Don’t believe or spread any juicy gossip you may hear. If you think someone you care for may be hurt, sit the down and have a serious discussion.

eagleScorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

August may bring a secret love. Someone new that you’re attracted to. Your mission is to clear your calendar any way you can.

archerSagittarius (11/23-12/21)

August brings a time to be frugal with money, and you’re not really good at that. You may want to take a chance with someone new, but watch your spending when you’re together. At month’s end you may be ready to tell someone that you’ve had it with their behavior. Go easy now.

goatCapricorn (12/22-1/19)

August bring a time for you to charm a higher-up or elder whose been especially sympathetic to your needs. You’re faced with some financial frustration at month’s end. Please find some patience. Take a deep breath and know that it’s almost over.

water-bearerAquarius (1/20-2/18)

August brings a change in plans around the 12th. Be prepared for a duty call, and you won’t be given much notice. A new romance comes into view this month, but relax and enjoy it. No rush to commitments or anything more, just some interesting and fun times.

fishesPisces (2/19-3/20)

August brings an eclipse that keeps you active. No slowing down, not even for a moment. On the plus side, your special abilities on the job will get you noticed. Be prepared to take charge of a group situation that’s clearly out of hand. You know you’re meant to do this, even if only temporarily.

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CANCER  2018

CANCER 2018

Newsletter—CANCER 2018

AFFIRMATION

Setting up rules that I can live by is my first priority.

MEDITATION

THE RED ROSE OF LOVE

Small_Red_RoseNow 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.

—Elizabeth Joyce

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

ANIMAL: MOUSE
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

WARRIOR


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.

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CANCER

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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

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THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram 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.

bullTaurus (4/21-5/21)

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.

twinsGemini (5/21-6/20)

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.

crabCancer (6/21-7/22)

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.

lionLeo (7/23-8/22)

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.

virginVirgo (8/23-9/22)

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.

scalesLibra (9/23-10/22)

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.

eagleScorpio (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.

archerSagittarius (11/23-12/21)

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.

goatCapricorn (12/22-1/19)

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.

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Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

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.

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Pisces (2/19-3/20)

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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Gemini 2018

JUNE 2018

GEMINI

AFFIRMATION

Balancing work, play, and relationships is my priority,

MEDITATION

CHANGE IS A COMING—BUT YOUR LIFE CAN MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

As you accept with patience and surrender the difficulties you encounter throughout life on a daily basis, so will you find flowing into you through the Crown Chakra, a light or life-force which will remove all anxiety and pain, making each day a new experience. This comes to each one of us gently, slowly, as we open ourselves from within to the gifts of Spirit. Occasionally you will become aware of a glow within your heart, or of a light feeling, and you will feel the harmony which is shaping your life right now through the power of the Divine.

If you direct the right thoughts to those around you, and begin to put the action of the Law of Love in front of any circumstances you may find yourself in, you will find that these troubles and upsets will gradually smooth themselves out. Events will begin to work more harmoniously for you and you will begin to feel, "God is very good to me." You will begin to realize that within you, as you practice your daily meditations, there is a power building, a feeling of Love, which is helping you actively. This will guide you towards the desired balance of Love, Peace and Harmony within your heart.

This glow within your heart which brings to you such sweet happiness and joy may remain for a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days - and then may disappear. Never fear for slowly this power and gratitude will increase in you. As your life continues, you will experience this renewing energy more often, for you are Ascending up a spiral of light and vibration which will eventually bring you, as a Daughter or Son of God, into the kingdom of eternal light and bliss.

—Elizabeth Joyce

May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.

The Sun has entered GEMINI

The transit of the Sun through airy GEMINI brings you face to face with the principle of duality. You can divide the world in half, making contradiction the norm, or expand your mental horizons to synthesize several approaches simultaneously. Choose this latter path during the phase of the Twins. By elevating your intellectual standards of higher knowledge and honest communication, your consciousness taps into new veins of rich ore. Exult in the exploration of reading, writing, short travels and scientific inquiry. By placing an emphasis on wit, good humor, and the potency in your voice and hands, this cycle can sate your curiosity and let the creative genie out of the bottle.

June the month of weddings and graduations. In the United States we have a veritable industry centered on helping people figure out where they are on a scale from passive to assertive to aggressive, and how to move them themselves from one place on that scale to another. A person's basic temperament is what it's called at least up to a point, and most of us have our basic strengths and weaknesses.  Another human quality that each of us has to work on is something we face  most often when we are in love, or at least think we are. Commitment! For some people, saying "I love you" means forever, while for others it might mean for an hour, or a day, or until the "real thing," whatever that is, comes along.

This is the month we find out about commitment, deceit, lies, betrayal, and the results of our actions. The truth comes out in June.

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL—The OWL — DECEPTION

Owl, Magic, Omens
Time and space,
Does the Truth emerge?
Casting out deception
In silent flight -
Owl - the sacred medicine bird.

Owl medicine is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection, and magic, both black and white. Owl is called Night Eagle on several medicine wheels. Traditionally, Owl sits in the East, the place of illumination. Since time immemorial, humanity has been afraid of the night, the dark, the unseen—waiting fearfully for the first crack of dawn, welcoming the morning light. Conversely, night and Owl are our friends.

Owl hunts its prey at night. Not only can Owl see in the dark, but it can also accurately pinpoint and identify any sound. This gives it a great advantage when seeking food. Owls are the night hunters. Some native people are fearful of the Owl and call its feathers "deceiver feathers". An Owl's feather is silent. You cannot hear Owl when it flies, but its prey definitely knows when it strikes, for its beak and talons are razor sharp.

Owl is oftentimes the medicine of sorcerers and witches. If Owl has come forth this month of June 2017, you may be drawn into magical practices and perhaps beginning to explore the dark arts. There could be some strange world events, or silent but deadly and unexpected acts of aggression. You should be forewarned never to practice any black arts that may tap into and take away the energies of another person. Owl is the symbol for wisdom. Owl can see what others cannot. When others are deceived, Owl sees and knows what's there.

Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, had a companion Owl on her shoulder which revealed secret truths to her. Owl could light up Athena's blind side, enabling her to speak the whole truth as opposed to a half truth. So know that from now on, no one can deceive you about what they are doing, no matter how they try to disguise or hide it from you.

You may be a little frightening to be around, since so many others have ulterior motives which will be revealed to you. You can see right through them! You may frighten them and reflect their blindness, for you cannot be fooled. Owl medicine people know more about an individual's inner life than that person knows about themselves.

So—this month we are being asked to use our powers of keen insight and observation to look into some life situation. Owl is befriending you—and aiding you into seeing the truth. Owl can bring you messages in the night through dreams or meditation. Pay attention to these signals and omens. The truth always brings us further enlightenment.

JUNE CRYSTAL — Pearl - Tigereye

PEARL This gift from the sea brings tears to those who receive it. The pearl, as a standard jewelry piece and lovely as it is, reminds us of the oyster and other sea creatures. We have loved many products of nature and have destroyed nature in the process. Pearls are formal, correct and always beautiful.

TIGER EYE A variety of quartz. Beneficial for spleen, pancreas, digestive organs and colon. Emotional behavior and enhances connection with personal power and will. Creates grounding and centering. Helps soften stubbornness. Enhances clear perception and insight. Slightly masculine energy.

RUNE of the Month

GATEWAY

Place of Non-Action

With a gateway for its symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to do both inside and outside of yourself. The Spirit of Transformation guards the gate of the personal world, looking out as well as in, symbolizing the abiding urge to transcend the limits of the little self. The Gateway is at once a portal and a frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Having this Rune during the energies of Virgo,  completes a cycle that brings new beginnings and is a recognition of your readiness to contact the luminous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that its meaning shines through its form.

Thurisaz is the Rune of non-action. This Gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. During the time of Gemini energies, you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune's strength lies in its ability to wait.  This is not a time to take decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work with this Rune.

Visualize a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life lies behind you and below. Before you pass through this Gateway, pause and review the past; the learning, the joys, the tests and tribulations, all you have experienced and all it took to bring you to this place, this moment. Bless it, release it, and let it go! For in doing so, you will reclaim what is truly yours, the powers within the Universe.

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 JUNE 2018

GEMINI

Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

The June 13th New Moon in Gemini brings a Supermoon and a point of initiation. This fun-filled moon encourages us to get out and network, shop locally, and upgrade or try some new technology.

The June 27th Full Moon in Capricorn brings a time to get focused and serious and bring any financial transactions to their conclusion. It’s a time when your karmic debts and financial debts come due. The energy becomes fiery, bold, and more on drama than on the details. This can bring in minor anxiety and stress and it’s best to postpone any conversations or meetings until next week.

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THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

As June opens there may be an apology that needs to be expressed. This is the time to let the spirit of forgiveness fill you, so don’t delay any longer. If you’ve been trying to impress a higher-up, be careful around the 23rd. Don’t do anything lavish, keep it simple. Summon up some patience and earn their interest.

bullTaurus (4/21-5/21)

June reminds you that spring is your season and food is your passion. It will be easy to invite dear ones over to your place for cocktails and dinner, especially if you tell them you’ll be doing the cooking.

twinsGemini (5/21-6/20)

June brings another fabulous social month so buckle up and prepare yourself. Mid-month brings a challenge and you may find yourself ready to reverse your thoughts about an issue that’s been near and dear to you for some time. Just make sure its new, creative information and that someone else didn’t just talk you into it.

crabCancer (6/21-7/22)

As June opens, there is plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy with your nearest and dearest. Assertive Mars moves into a battle zone. If you’ve been going back and forth with a dear one over money matters, be warned that it may not end soon. Continue to stay calm and stick to your guns.

lionLeo (7/23-8/22)

June brings some more down time at home. Tend to your nest and show your family how much you love them as only you can do. Then sit back and watch what happens.

virginVirgo (8/23-9/22)

June brings some fun, although slipping away from your duties may not be easy. A family member may want to introduce you to someone who is “just perfect.” GO, and don’t think about what happened last time. Hey, they could be right!

scalesLibra (9/23-10/22)

In June it’s time to hit the road for adventure. Your escapades will likely be a quick weekend trip or back to a favorite place. Mid-month brings you opportunity to launch a new project which is due to become a favorite among the masses. If you’re trying to end a relationship at month’s end, it may be very costly and difficult.

eagleScorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

June brings a time not to stay at home. Get out and network and share your ideas with others. Don’t be shy about introducing yourself. Take a chance on that lottery ticket in the first half of June, but don’t go overboard. Remember it only takes one ticket to win. Hey, it may be just your time to win.

archerSagittarius (11/23-12/21)

June brings a time not to stay at home. Get out and network and share your ideas with others. Don’t be shy about introducing yourself. Take a chance on that lottery ticket in the first half of June, but don’t go overboard. Remember it only takes one ticket to win. Hey, it may be just your time to win.

goatCapricorn (12/22-1/19)

June brings in fun and outings with friends. Mid-month your mission is to lay your cards on the table with others, have conversations stating exactly what you expect from them, and more importantly, what you won’t accept. Financially it’s time to sit down and go over any joint accounts, and don’t sign anything if your unsure or uncomfortable.

water-bearerAquarius (1/20-2/18)

June brings recreation, playmates, and casual lovers. If you’re with someone new, a bit of temptation is coming your way. You can handle it Aquarius. If asked to sign anything on the dotted line, stall – and keep stalling until November.

fishesPisces (2/19-3/20)

June brings the desire to spend time with your family and friends. Duck out of work whenever you can to spend time with them. Complicated financial matters become a bit worse mid-month. The confusing cosmos make it difficult so try to settle anything before the 19th. Be careful with your pocketbook until after July opens. Have patience and put off decisions or you could regret it for a long time.

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Taurus Astrology 2018

Taurus Astrology 2018

Newsletter—TAURUS 2018

The Taurus Bull

AFFIRMATION

Establishing appropriate boundaries is my mission.!

Plan on some fabulous new beginnings ahead.

We may never be remembered for doing great, great things in life, but if we do all little things with Love, we will never be forgotten by a few, and will be remembered with warmth and a smile.

—EAJ 9/19/98

candle-flowerMEDITATION

Every heartbeat is God's name to me. Every breath of life is ecstasy. Every night is bliss and I awaken in your company. Then dawn plays a symphony revealing to me my personal reality. Every life is a living God to me. Every thing is an expression of God's personality. Every kiss is God's romance and every love is embedded in God's originality.

I hear, breathe, sing and speak of God. Each day your plan reveals it's universal truth. From the past to the future, connected, is how each day shall be. Speaking thy name, I will dwell on you eternally.

—Yogi Bhajan

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The Sun has entered TAURUS

Earthy and fixed Solar TAURUS, sets you in rhythm with all that is stable and steadfast. This is a good time to promote productivity in the realms of personal finance, artistic ingenuity, and animal caretaking. Put your head, heart and hands into meaningful creative work and self-assurance will follow. Symbolized by the Bull, Taurus offers tenacity enhanced by patience. By forsaking laziness, lethargy, and obstinacy, you can reap the rewards of discipline and structure. Above all, break free from attachment to external material possessions by focusing on your inner beauty. Be an advocate for graceful simplicity.

Chance encounters and networking can trigger romantic opportunities. If you are looking for a new partner or strengthening an ongoing relationship, 2018 promises to be a year to remember. The more you pay attention to subtle comments and shifts, the better prepared you'll be able to act when the time is right!

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From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: SNAKE

SNAKE, come crawling,
There is fire in your eyes.
Bite me, excite me,
I'll learn to realize,

The poison transmuted,
Brings eternal flame.
Open me to heaven,
to heal me again.

Snake medicine is very rare. This initiation involves experiencing and living through multiple snake bites, which allows one to transmute all poisons, be they mental, physical, spiritual, or emotional. The power of snake medicine is the power of creation, for it embodies sexuality, psychic energy, alchemy, reproduction and ascension.

The transmutation of the life-death-rebirth cycle is exemplified by the shedding of Snake's skin. It is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance. It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation, and that those things which might be experienced as poison can be eaten, ingested, integrated, and transmuted if one has the proper state of mind. Thoth, the Atlantian, who later returned as Hermes and was the Father of Alchemy, used the symbology of two snakes intertwining around a sword to represent healing. Complete understanding and acceptance of the male and female energies within each organism creates a melding of the two into one, thereby producing divine energy.

Snake medicine teaches you on a personal level that you are a divine being. Through accepting all aspects of your life, you can bring about the transmutation of fire medicine. This fire energy, when functioning on the material plane, creates passion, desire, procreation, and physical vitality. On the emotional plane it becomes ambition, creation, resolution, and dreams. On the mental plane it becomes intellect, power, charisma, and leadership. When this snake energy reaches the spiritual plane, it becomes wisdom, understanding, wholeness, and connection to the Great Spirit. May, 2018 represents the symbol of the Snake Medicine.  It is time to transmute some thought, action, or desire so that wholeness may be achieved. This is a heavy magic, but remember, magic is no more than a change in consciousness. Become the Magician of the Enchantress - transmute this energy and accept the power of its Fire.

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CRYSTAL FOR MAY — EMERALD and MALACHITE

EMERALD: Strengthens the heart, liver, kidneys, immune system, nervous system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids alignment of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams, meditation, deeper spiritual insight. Represents the potential of divinity within us all. Brings prosperity, love, kindness, tranquillity, balance, healing. Creates patience and is a strong emotional balancer.

MALACHITE:  Aids the functions of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress and tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory system, spleen, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for body/mind/spirit, while lifting subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all levels.

 

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RUNE OF THE MONTH

CONSTRAINT - Necessity - Pain

Hagalaz represents the urge to change. This Rune brings freedom, invention and liberation. The time of Virgo energies 2011 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 Virgo 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 PISCES 2017 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 in your deepest self as a cry for a pressing need for 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, a Cycle of Runes at its most forceful. The Universe and your own Soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.

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sun-solsticeThis 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!

candle-flicker(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

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STARGAZING FOR TAURUS 2018

Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

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TAURUS

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The May 15th New Moon in Taurus brings a time to begin new projects with some success. This energy can make you feel like a space cadet, but things settle down in a day or so. This energy suggests world wide financial upsets, and a major upheaval within the British Monarchy.

The May 29th Full Moon in Sagittarius comes up on the right side of Mars – making this a LUCKY Full Moon. Put the final touch on long-term projects and brings some relationships to their natural conclusion.

The June 13th New Moon in Gemini brings a Supermoon and a point of initiation. This fun-filled moon encourages us to get out and network, shop locally, and upgrade or try some new technology.

The June 27th Full Moon in Capricorn brings a time to get focused and serious and bring any financial transactions to their conclusion. It’s a time when your karmic debts and financial debts come due. The energy becomes fiery, bold, and more on drama than on the details. This can bring in minor anxiety and stress and it’s best to postpone any conversations or meetings until next week.

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THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

If you don’t have plans to travel, take classes, or expand your horizons it’s time to get busy. In May you’ll crave to take a break from routine through something or someone new and exciting. Expect your money situation to grow, expand and change over the next seven years after Uranus moves into Taurus after the 15th.

bullTaurus (4/21-5/21)

Mercury moves into Taurus on May 13th, so any financial transactions your dealing with should go quite well. Even though money is one of your specialties, Taurus, you may have to table discussions until month’s end. If you’re not sure about your next move, talk with a trusted advisor or elder and don’t make any decisions until after the 20th. You’ve never been known for rushing so don’t start now.

twinsGemini (5/21-6/20)

You’ve been working hard, Gemini but that doesn’t mean you can’t relax and let go once in awhile. A friend’s invite for a dinner party at their house could make this an unforgettable evening. Come on —go for it! Mid-month you could feel that you’ve been seeing someone who isn’t quite honest. You may be right, but do some digging before you dismiss them. If you’re right, just walk away.

crabCancer (6/21-7/22)

As May opens be sure that you’ve completed all of your work and finished up, because after the 19th Fun arrives. Enjoy it guilt free. An old friend or lover reaches out to you from a distance. Letting this person back into your world could be stressful. Don’t allow yourself to be pressured into anything you don’t want to do.

lionLeo (7/23-8/22)

May brings a time to pull back on your social life, Leo. Time to stay home and be with family. Mid-month you could receive the pay hike you deserve. Make a budget and cut back on your generosity. Allow someone else to treat you to lunch for a change. Expect some sudden changes with career matters after the 15th.

virginVirgo (8/23-9/22)

If you’ve been looking for a new job or even a temp position to keep your mind active, May brings this to you. You may need to talk some things over with a friend mid-month. Wait until the 18th and you’ll find a lot has changed— for the better. If you’re applying for financial help this month Venus, your planetary purse strings, can make it happen for you after the 15th. Smile pretty, present the financial facts, and have patience. Surprise, anything can change within a wink of an eye.

scalesLibra (9/23-10/22)

If you’ve been trying to schedule some quality time with family and friends, mid-May is an excellent time to do so. It’s good to spend time with light-hearted people who can lift your spirits. May bodes quite well with you for investments. Ample opportunities come forth helping you make some quality cash. Be sure to examine each one carefully.

eagleScorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

You won’t have too much time to relax through May with so much to do, Scorp. Look to Memorial Day Weekend to kick back and relax. The New Moon in Taurus lands in your 7th House of partnerships, possibly bringing you the Soul Mate you desire. Go out there and mingle and perhaps you’ll meet someone delicious. When Mars and Uranus square off on the 16th watch for irritating upsets, your driving, and a mis-directed temper tantrum. Easy now!

archerSagittarius (11/23-12/21)

May brings you attention to finances and you may be putting in a lot of overtime, Sag. The good news is that mid-month you will be introduced to someone who is experienced in this field and can help you in a very big way. Around Memorial Day a part of you that you’ve kept hidden breaks out of hiding. Don’t be shy about letting loose. Once you’ve done it, well, congratulations.

goatCapricorn (12/22-1/19)

May brings the desire for a road trip to a luscious and relaxing place. Sure you’ve been busy and overwhelmed with extra work, but a break is just what’s need to regroup and gain more perspective. It wouldn’t be surprising to find that a friend has turned into a love potential. Finances perk up and money that you thought you’d never see again just might turn up. Around the 19th is your lottery ticket day. Good-luck Capricorn.

water-bearerAquarius (1/20-2/18)

May brings a chance to make up for lost time and do some serious partying. You may want to disappear for good, but hold tight. Yes, you’ve been through a lot but handle the responsibilities with a level head, then take off into the sunset for some great times. You may have to lash out at someone who’s offensive and aggressive mid-month. Be careful here Aquarius. If a family member offers you funds around the 22nd, don’t allow your pride to refuse the help. Be humble and accept their support graciously.

fishesPisces (2/19-3/20)

May brings along a sense of humor and enjoyment with family members and friends. You’re either hunting for your Soul Mate or staying at home and snuggling close. Home and garden decisions may need some decisions. Be sure you both agree before making changes. If you can, avoid any purchase of electronics this month, as Uranus changes signs, and it’s better to wait. Both career and family matters call to you over the Memorial Day holiday. However, you’re a great juggler Pisces.

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