Newsletter – LEO 2011
I value other people and support and encourage them.
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 snd 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.
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.
AUGUST brings Mercury retrograde for three weeks. It’s organization time. Based on the Rune (Initiation) and Animal (Crow) chosen as the vibration – August, 2011 brings difficult decisions, travel, moving, and lazy afternoons. The truth comes out and serious matters must be faced and handled! However, it’s still the long, hot, dog days of summer. This is a great time for Mercury to retrograde because you didn’t want to do anything anyway. Go to the beach or a lake, relax, and plan your fall projects. Clean out the basement and have a garage sale.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: THE CROW
Are you cawing,
So I may know the secret of balance,
Within my Soul?
Or are you sending
Your sacred “caw”
Just to remind me,
Of the Universal Law?
Crow has always been fascinated with her own shadow. She kept looking for it, scratching at it, pecking at it, until one day her shadow woke up and became alive. (One’s shadow is one’s dark side, the part of us that remembers past-lives and can soul travel.) Then the crow ate her shadow. Crow is Dead Crow now. (The expression Eat Crow comes form this ancient knowledge of Crow’s fate.)
Dead Crow is the Left-Handed Guardian. If you look deeply into Crow’s eyes, you will have found the gateway into the supernatural. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the Keeper of Sacred Law.
Since Crow is the keeper of sacred law, Crow can bend the laws of the physical universe and shape shift. This ability is rare and unique. Few can adapt easily in today’s world, and fewer still have mastered Crow’s art of shape shifting. This art includes doubling, or being in two places at the same time consciously, taking another physical form, or becoming the fly on the wall to observe what is happening far away.
The Europeans that came to Turtle Island were named the boat people by slow turtle. Even with the knowledge of alchemy possessed by certain boat people, none had ever seen the powerful shape shifting of Shaman who utilized Crow medicine. Many people were frightened by what appeared to be animals coming into their camps or dwellings, to discern their medicine. Crow medicine people are masters of illusion.
All sacred text are under the protection of Crow. Creator’s Book of Laws or Book of Seals is bound in Crow feathers. Crow feathers tell of spirit made flesh. Crow is also the protector of the ogallah or ancient records, perhaps stored in Egypt.
The Sacred Law Belts beaded by native women long before the boat people or Europeans came to the continent of North America, contain knowledge of the Great Spirit’s laws, and are kept in the Black Lodges, the lodges of women. The law that states that all things are born of woman is signified by the Crow.
Children are taught to behave according to the rules of a particular culture. Most orthodox religious systems create a mandate concerning acceptable behavior within the context of worldly affairs. Do thus and so, and you will go to heaven. Do thus and so, and you will go to hell. Different formulas for salvation are demanded by each true faith.
Human Law is not the same as Sacred Law. More so than any other medicine, Crow sees that the physical world, and even the spiritual world, as humanity interpreted them, are an illusion. There are billions of worlds. There are an infinitude of creatures. Great Spirit is within all. If an individual obeys Crow’s perfect laws, as given by the Creator, than at death he or she dies a good medicine death—going on into the next incarnation with a clear memory of his or her past.
Crow represents the Omen of Change—and during these hot and dry August 2011 Leo energies—that is what to expect. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time. The Ancient Chiefs tell us that Crow sees simultaneously the three fates – past, present and future. Crow merges light and darkness, physical and shadow, seeing both inner and outer reality.
August, 2011, will be the time for us to pause and reflect—and to show others how we see the Laws of Great Spirit in relation to the Laws of Humanity. Crow medicine signifies a first hand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong that of that which is indicated by the laws of human culture. With Crow medicine – one speaks in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack, or unjust.
Remember, Crow looks at the world with first one eye, and then the other, cross-eyed. In the Mayan culture, crossed-eyes had the privilege and duty of looking into the future. You must put aside your fears of being a voice in the wilderness and caw the shots as you see them. For one and all—for the betterment of the world and all that dwells within! Caw – Natural Law – Caw – Natural Law!
As you learn to look within first and allow your personal integrity to be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you stand in your truth. The prime path of true Crow people says to be mindful of your opinions and actions. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life’s mission, and balance past, present, and future into the NOW. Shape shift that old reality and become your future self. Allow the bending of physical laws to aid in creating the shape shift of world peace.
Honor the past as your teacher, honor the present as your creation, honor the future as your inspiration. Call on Crow to shift your own creation into your new reality.
AUGUST CRYSTAL: PERIDOT — ONYX
PERIDOT: Balances the glandular system. Aids in tissue regeneration. Has beneficial influences on the heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals and purifies the body. Strengthens bloodstream. Overall balance 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.
RUNE of the Month – INITIATION
PERTH — INITIATION – Something Hidden—A Secret Matter
Initiation points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of Heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird that consumes itself in the fire and then rises from its own ashes. Its ways are secret and hidden.
Deep inner transformation forces are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. An integrity is involved that may be masked, disguised or secret. After all, becoming whole, the means of how to achieve this, is a profound and mystic secret.
On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are quite possible. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolized by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire a broader vision—all this is indicated for the time of August in 2011. This is the Rune of question.
Another in the Cycle Runes, Perth signifies an intense aspect of initiation. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. This Rune is connected with the deepest stratum of nature and being, which is the bedrock on which your fate is founded. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.
There is a warning here of expecting to much, or expecting things to continue on in the ordinary way. For the old way has come to an end, and you cannot repeat the patterns of the past and not expect to suffer. This Rune puts you on notice to call in your scattered energies and concentrate on your own life in this moment, your own requirements for growth. More important Initiation teaches you not to focus on the outcome of your actions and desires. Do not bind yourself to the memory of past achievements which will rob you of a true present. Staying in the moment and acting out of the now is the only time when self-change can be realized.
MONTHLY PRAYER ROOM
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 LEO 2011
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The New Moon in LEO on AUGUST 1st brings a time if you have something important to do, you can be responsible and get it done. You feel affectionate and romantic and this is a powerful time if you listen to your heart.
The Full Moon in AQUARIUS on AUGUST 13th brings a time for helping others, being creative, appreciating the arts, and for meditation. You may experience sudden changes or reversals that involve friends groups, and large corporations. Breaking free from status quo as well as fabulous breakthroughs.
LEO: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Fixed – Element: Fire – Planetary Rule: 5th House /Sun – Heart FOCUS: The Ego, Self, Willpower!
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
August brings Mercury retrograde from the 2nd through 26th. Mix-ups and misunderstandings occur with your job, leisure-time, your children and romance. When in doubt, ask, especially on the job.
August brings more of the same confusion and upets, since Mercury retrogrades between the 2nd and 26th. That’s not all! With Mars in Cancer travel is inadvisable. If you have any choice don’t schedule an interview on the 10th or the 24th. To avoid confusion and upsets think first, speak second, and clarify your thoughts.
August brings a new energy and an upbeat frame of mind. However, because Mercury is retrograde most of August, progress will be slow. This gives you bonus time to rethink personal plans and fall projects so you are set to go as September opens.
In August Mercury retrogrades between the 2nd and 24th. Be prepared for delays and mix-ups concerning mail, short turn trips, money, and your oldest son. Pay bills early, carefully check statements for errors, while confirming dates, times, and places.
August brings another Mercury retrograde, between the 2nd and 26th. Life becomes frustrating when projects stall despite your attempts to get things moving. Stay positive and use this time to review and revise before making decisions.
August brings upsets and misunderstandings during the Mercury retrograde period. Postpone important personal decisions until early September. Refine what you want to achieve over the next year following the August 29th New Moon in your sign.
August brings Mercury retrograde from the 2nd through 26th. You’ll want to confirm dates, places, and times when you plan to see friends. Misunderstandings can occur, and this covers the workplace, meetings, and other group activities. Be prepared when difficult people demand immediate attention. Stay calm and resist the urge to cut ties.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
August takes you on a mission, even though Mercury is retrograde for most of the month. Others may be able to teach you more than you can teach them. Listen carefully. The emphasis is on home and family and you will want to spend most of your time with them as well as loved ones.
In August Mercury turns retrograde on the 2nd through the 26th. Expect mayhem with travel plans, delays, and even some cancellations. It may be difficult to get information from people at a distance. Pay close attention to details at work, while driving, and double-check your finances and accounting.
In August, as Mercury goes retrograde precautions are necessary in money matters, travel plans, legal matters and long-distance travel. Put nothing in writing that you don’t want others to see.
August is not an easygoing month. Misunderstands and mix-ups are possible with both money matters and relationships. Think clearly before you speak and re-read your note before you push send.
August brings another Mercury retrograde period. Mix-up and mis-communication will affect close relationships and your daily routine. Ease the effect by reconfirming dates, times, and places, and avoid assumptions. Clarify instructions, especially driving, and be careful on the road with roadblock and traffic delays. Slow down a bit, meditate, or take some long walks on the beach or alongside a lake.
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