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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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— know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!
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STARGAZING FOR 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.
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.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
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.
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!
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.
. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Scorpio (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.
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.
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.
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.
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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