My NEW Path is Illuminated by the Light of Truth.
I can see my destiny unfolding.
As we all experience this cosmic rebirth,
a new path and a new life begins!
Meditation for APRIL 2016
Now withdraw into the center of your heart. Meditate on the perfect pink tulips. 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 tulip.
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 Tulip.
Think of Spirit, and meditate on the pink Tulip, 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 Tulip, the flower of Promise. The light from above and the light from within the Tulip blend as one…as you swoon into the bliss of Divine Love.
May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.
The SUN has entered AIRES
Symbolized by the Ram, Aries initiates the energies following the Vernal Spring Equinox. Regardless of your personal Sun-sign, play the role of the pioneer and chieftain, the leader in unknown waters, as Aries represents. Imagine yourself to be a seed in the ground of Spring, sprouting as a dynamic vessel of life, reaching upward to absorb the powerful rays of the sun. Spontaneity, assertion, and a great love of adventure are natural expressions of Aries. However, steer clear of immaturity, selfishness, and reckless pursuits. Aries is the first of the three Fire Signs, with a flair for the dramatic, but fatigue and rushed energies can extinguish even the strongest flame. Remember that energy and persistence and a progressive spirit can unlock the magical creativity of your mind.
The good news, Aries, is this will be a good but life-changing year. Unfortunately, it may take until year’s end for everything to come together, which is sure to try your limited patience. The career path you make this year will continue to influence your life and stay with you for many years to come. This effort will reach its peak seven to ten years from now.
As 2015 closed. we all completed a long Pluto/Uranus transit, beginning in June of 2012, and with the dawning of the 2016 Spring Equinox, have begun a new path. Pluto is known as the transformation planet,; Uranus energy is electric, sudden and quick. Rarely does life remain the same once the transit is complete. The effects seem to be irreversible. It pushes people to, in some way, cut ties with the past and move on to new endeavors. The last Solar Eclipse on March 23, 2016 for the next nine years, in Libra/Aries , encourages us to do just that. This is the eclipse of so long, farewell, and goodbye.
This is what the energies are asking of you through the spring months. Although some of you could experience a layoff, releasing you to move on to a greater career after that experience, for the most part, you will feel a secure background of energy strengthening your position for significant achievements. If you want to try out for a reality show on TV, this is the year to do it! These energetic, positive planetary lineups will never again happen for you in this lifetime! Anything goes.
Chance encounters and networking can trigger romantic opportunities. If you are looking for a new partner or strengthening an ongoing relationship, 2016 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!
RUNE of the Month – Mannaz
The SELF—The Essence and Starting Point in Life
Mannaz represents the starting point which is the Self. Its essence is water, the sign of Cancer. Only clarity and the willingness to change is effective now. A correct relationship with your self is primary, for from this flows all possible correct relationships with others and with the Divine.
Remain modest – that is the Oracle’s counsel. Regardless of how great may be your merit, be yielding and devoted, moderate and correct, for then you have a true direction for your way of life. Be in the world but not a part of it. That is implicit here, however do not be closed, or narrow, or judging. Remain receptive to impulses flowing from the Divine within and without. Here you might contemplate the words from Hamlet: “To thine own self be true.” These words also may be contemplated, “strive to live the ordinary life in a non-ordinary way.” Remember at all times what is coming to be and passing away, and focus on that which abides. Nothing less is called for from within you now. April 2016 will be a time of major growth and rectification, and as a rule, rectification must come before progress.
This is not a time for trying to gain credit for accomplishments, but rather to seek to fulfill the time span, content to do your tasks for the task’s sake which is the meaning of eminent activity. This will be more of a problem for those whose eyes are always on the goal than for those who have not forgotten how to play and can more easily and readily lose themselves in doing the work for its own sake. Herein lies the secret of experiencing a True presence.
If you take Mannaz, the Rune of Self, and cut it down the middle you have the Rune for Joy with its mirror image. There is a subtle caution here against carelessness. The dancing acrobatic energy of balancing is called for in April, 2016. The Self is required to balance within the Self. Nothing in excess was the second phrase written over the temple in Delphi. The first phrase was Know thyself. With these works the order of the Runes begin.
Above all – this month of April – do not give yourself airs. The momentum of past habits is the challenge here. In the life of Spirit you are always at the beginning.
Don’t be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.
CRYSTAL: Diamond – Clear Quartz
Diamond: Enhances brain functions. (Aries rules the head). Aids alignment of cranial bones. Breaks up blockages in Crown Chakra, as well as the personality. Master Healer! Dispels negativity. Purifies physical and the etheric bodies. Reflects will and the power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in mind/body/spirit. Alignment to the Higher Self. Creates abundance, innocence, purity, faithfulness.
Clear Quartz: Enhances the crystalline properties of the blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances the pineal and pituitary glands and stimulates brain functions. Creates emotional balance. Amplifies thought forms. Has a full spectrum of energy and activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in the energy field within the environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. Excellent for Meditation. Enhances Higher Self and inter-dimensional communications with Spirit Guides. Cleanses and clears all Chakras, enhancing the color vibrations in each one. Dissolves and removes emotional blocks to growth, progress and success.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
The 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.
April promises to be a backbreaking month! In choosing the Porcupine to represent the energies April 2016, 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!
HEALING CIRCLE OF LIGHT
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STARGAZING FOR APRIL, 2016
The April 7th New Moon in Aries brings the best energy of the year to initiate any projects. Plan for a game changer as the window of opportunity flies wide open
The April 21st Full Moon in Scorpio brings a time to look for balance and completion between your personal security and a great need for change. A pleasant surprise may be in store.
ARIES: Polarity: MASCULINE Sign: CARDINAL – Element: FIRE – Planetary Rule: 1st House /Mars – Head and Face and Brain – FOCUS: I want!
The Personal Signs:
You’ll be able to pull some April Fool jokes on someone close to you, and you can be quite imaginative. Go easy now! If you’ve been wanting to talk with higher-ups about a raise, promotion, or job change, schedule it now. As Uranus hits the Sun, remember that surprises won’t be boring.
April beings a time to celebrate and party for your recent accomplishments. The workload becomes quite heavy mid-month because someone else has dropped the ball. You rise to the occasion, and the raise is on its way, Taurus.
April brings spontaneous fun with friends mid-month. You may need to go to a professional to straighten out money matters at tax time. Be careful because misunderstandings could turn into major arguments. Just breathe and smile through this difficult time. Remember, it’s all good.
April livens up your life. Hit the road, take some time off, and regenerate. You deserve it. A new romance with a friend may appear at month’s end.
Luck is with you. Let the fun begin as April opens, with laughter, joy, and pleasure. Don’t bother to make plans, allow the Universe to decide. An older relative needs your help at month’s end.
April brings you out front and center, which is unusual for a Virgo. Someone delicious is attracted to you. If you’ve been thinking about investing in your own business, now is the time to begin. However, don’t put anything permanent on paper until mid-May.
April is impulsive with romance as well as trying new things with fiery friends. Don’t be surprised if you’re madly attracted to that handsome stranger, whom you’ve never even met. Don’t take sides in a family argument at month’s end.
April brings attention to your health and fitness. If you intend to lose some weight or end a bad habit, you will have the energy and determination to stick with it. Your efforts bring success in time. If you’ve been missing someone who made your knees weak, you could reconnect at month’s end.
April brings many smiles, but not much sleep. Your friends are a lot more adventurous and you won’t resist whatever they suggest Be careful now!
The April New Moon brings a surprise that you are not in control of. If you’ve been trying to get a financial hurdle out of your way, month’s end could help you close that door.
April brings in chatty, charming, and assertive conversations. You’re quite persuasive, so smile pretty and sell your cause. If you are thinking about buying a new home or condo, months end brings success.
April brings more romance, and some more time away, perhaps near the water. Watch your finances as mid-month you’re tempted to make financial commitments that may be tough to accommodate in your present position. Best to wait a month or two.
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