I have inner strength and create balance in my life!
THE GOLDEN ROSE OF SUMMER
The Life That Makes 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 become aware of 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.
Pray and and meditate on the yellow golden rose, the flower of God. You are looking at this rose from afar, as something outside of you. But it is within your heart, always! The petals of this divine flower are slowly opening as you chant your prayers, opening to
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.
Jupiter has been lighting up your life, Leo, as Jupiter has been traveling through your sign since July 16th. This influence, which occurs once every twelve years, boosts movies, stars, dating potential for singles and renews the sizzle for long-committed couples, and brings new children to the planet. Socializing is equally in focus and will fill your days, nights, and weekends with hours of pleasure and new adventures. Your creativity is enhanced as well, bringing the urge to produce a tangible product, which is an outward manifestation of your inner drive. This transit is also associated with children and you might enjoy coaching youth sports, leading a scout group, or helping your children with after-school activities. If you are a parent this time offers you the opportunity to form a strong bond with your children as they amuse and delight you. If you are hoping to become a parent, your wish could be fulfilled. Fill your life with fun and laughter this year so you will be ready to focus on your work life, romance, success, and the opening of the heart. Leo rules the heart, and this will be remembered as the “Year of the Heart.” Jupiter remains in Leo until med-August 2015.
Based on the Rune (Disruption) and Animal (Porcupine), August 2014 brings a time of
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: PORCUPINE — Innocence
Of innocence again,
With every man a brother
Each woman a friend.
The South Door of the medicine wheel is the place of childlike innocence and humility. It is the home of playfulness, and the position of the Porcupine on the medicine wheel of life. Porcupine has many special qualities, and a very powerful medicine: this is the power of faith and trust. The power of faith contains within it the ability to move mountains. The power of trust in life involves trusting that the Great Spirit has a divine plan. Your task is to find the pathway that is most beneficial to you and that uses your greatest talents to further that plan. Trust can open doorways to the creation of space. The space thus created allows others to open their hearts to you and share their gifts of love, joy and companionship. If you were to observe Porcupine, you would immediately notice its quills. These quills are only used when trust has been broken between Porcupine and another creature. Much like Otter, porcupine is a gentle, loving creature, and non-aggressive. When fear is not present it is possible to feed a Porcupine by hand and never get stuck by its quills.
Through understanding the basic nature of this animal, you may come to understand your own need for trust and faith, and to surrender every concern and every desire up to the divine; it’s like becoming a child again. In today’s society, this is a needed reminder to honor the wonder of life and the appreciation of every new day as an adventure of discovery.
Porcupine sat silently look at a hollow log. She wondered if it was a playhouse that nature had created just for her. Porcupine envisioned all the things she could do with the log. She could climb on top and make the log roll from side to side. She could go inside and see if there were any juicy worms for her dinner. She could scratch her back on the rough outer bark of the log if she wanted to.
Just as Porcupine was pondering what to do next, she saw Bear approaching. Bear was big and black and looking for honey. “Oh, another playmate to share my log,” she thought.
Gruff old Bear snorted,”Porcupine do you know that I’m too old to play? You’re in my way. I’m looking for honey. Go away!”
“Why Bear, you’re never too old to play,” she replied. “If you forgot what it was like to be a cub, you’ll always be as impatient and gruff as you are now.” Bear began to think about what Porcupine has said. Maybe she was right. All other creatures had run away from Bear in fright. Even the other Bears had turned up their noses when he growled at them. This little Porcupine was certainly trusting him not to eat her. She even offered to be his friend.
The old Bear looked at Porcupine and began to feel something move inside him. He started to remember the games he had played as a cub. Joy started to live in him again.
“Little Porcupine, you have reminded me that in becoming strong and seeking answers, I got caught in trying to be an intellectual. I became afraid of what other would think if I dropped my mask of gruffness. I was afraid they wouldn’t take me seriously anymore. You have taught me that in being a 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.
August promises to be a backbreaking month! In choosing the Porcupine to represent the energies of August 2014, you have given yourself a gentle reminder not to get caught in the chaos of the adult world where fear, greed, and suffering are commonplace. The medicine of this Animal Card is that of relief from seriousness and severity. Open your heart to those things that gave you joy as a child. Remember the preciousness of fantasy and imagination, and the making of some game or toy from nothing but scraps. Honor the child within and the spirit that allows everyone to be a winner!
CRYSTAL FOR AUGUST — PERIDOT and 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 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.
RUNE OF THE MONTH
Hagalaz represents the urge to change. This Rune brings freedom, invention and liberation. The time of August energies 2014 indicates 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 Leo 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 August 2014 puts us all on notice! Severe changes are on the way! You may sustain loss or damage, a tree may fall on your home, your town may be hit by a tidal wave, or tornadoes, a relationship may fail, plans go wrong, a source of financial supply may dry up. Be forewarned! Be encouraged to understand and accept that what occurs is necessary, called for from somewhere within in your deepest self as a cry for a pressing need for Soul growth.
There is nothing trivial about this RUNE. The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. The term radical discontinuity best describes the action of this time, a Cycle of Runes at its most forceful. The Universe and your own Soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.
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STARGAZING FOR LEO 2014
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The August 10th Full Moon in Aquarius brings a time to explore new and different ways to balance your personal ego with the good of the community. It may seem a bit difficult now to achieve balance. Staying power and commitment are keys to success; things may slow down and you have to work harder for it.
The August 25th New Moon in Virgo brings a chance to help and be of service to others through purity of purpose. The promise to building self-esteem is seriously compromised. The planets square off, which brings frustration. You feel like one foot is on the gas and the other is on the breaks. However, this can be common at the end of the summer months.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
August brings luck, lovers, children and creativity. You may be tempted to gamble some of those hard earned dollars, but remember that Lady Luck is fickle. Credit card bills are regular, so don’t jeopardize your future for a few moments of thrills.
August brings a time to focus on the home front and keep things running on an even keel. You’ll have some help and some large problems can be solved without much of a fuss.
Look to August for sudden news about a long-distance venture that is sure to bring a smile to your face!
August brings a time to untangle some neglected financial details. You’ll have plenty of energy to tackle the job. Romance is delicious, passionate, and intimate.
The summer heats up in August, and may be one of the hottest months on record. You’re also hot, and your fan base is growing! Will they stick around? The important one just might. You’ll know just what they’re worth when a confrontation forces taking sides around the 8th.
August brings a desire for change. You’re ready to take your show on the road. You may want a makeover and begin shopping for some new fall clothes. Also, you may need to support someone you love mid-month. Be careful not to spend or lend unless it’s a last resort.
August brings a busy and stressful career schedule. No matter where you go, you can count on being the star of the show. It may be time to say good-bye and clear the decks with a relationship that is “done.” Remember – creating a void creates the vibration of “anything is possible.”
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
August brings fire of a different kind. You may be slow to boil but when you’re angry, you are one to recon with. At least be merciful. Think things through if you are asked to relocate. This new position may not be all you think it is. Do your homework and trust your gut. You might be right!
August brings an interest in politics, religion, foreign lands, and education. Whether you decide to teach or preach, you will definitely not be ignored. You may also vacation in a place you used to visit when you were younger.
August brings a time for a break, and not just a long weekend either. You may need to put out a couple of bucks to make a dream trip a reality, but the sun and fun makes it worthwhile. You will feel “brand new” when you return.
August brings a time to pay attention to your physical self. You may not like what you see, in which case it’s time for the classic ole’ 180. Drop what you’re doing and change your habits entirely. Welcome the new you!
August brings dealings with medical and vocational personnel. You have found good, trustworthy professionals to work with. Even though you may have to reveal a bit more about yourself than you had planned, you’ll be sure they have your best interest at heart. Allow yourself to lean on them for the necessary support you now need!
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