Newsletter — Libra 2012
I have faith in myself.
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 Ruby – 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, 9/27/97)
May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.
The Sun has entered LIBRA
Airy Libra is the only Stargazing sign that is not represented by a human or an animal symbol. The scales of justice symbolize the need to balance feminine and masculine principles and reminds us to apply the laws that enable diverse people to mingle amicably. This happy equilibrium can flower only if harmony and tranquility are found and well cultivated. To achieve Librian balance in this autumn cycle, reinforced decisiveness is needed over all other attributes. Try to discover your treasure cove, your place of calmness, of inner serenity and artistic genius, but avoid the shadowy pathways of idle fantasies and superficial dodges from responsibility. Living close to your loved ones, building strong family ties as well as close friendships, will give you peace of mind that an external world cannot guarantee.
Career, work, and the networking scene are your major themes for 2012/13, along with a possible new home or refurbished one, an active social life and opportunities to shine on the job. Jupiter remains in flighty Gemini and travels through your Tenth House of career and the Father. This fortunate planet will prompt you to relocate, remodel or redecorate, or rent or buy a new home. You’ll also enjoy many happy moments with family while entertaining your friends. Include potential networking contacts in this mix because one or more of them will come in handy in 2013, to advance your career aims. Also, you may have a desire to improve your domestic skills; you might develop an interest in gourmet cooking or delve into interior decorating, refinishing furniture or gardening. Once Saturn leaves Libra and enters Scorpio, on the 5th, the pressure to change eases off and you should begin to reap some rewards. Whatever you choose to do for your career this next year, it is sure to bring you success and satisfaction, as well as travel.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL—THE TURTLE – MOTHER EARTH
Turtle ——— Great Mother
Feed my Spirit with your Harvest,
Clothe my Heart with your warmth,
That I may serve you, too.
In Shaman teachings, Turtle is the oldest symbol for the planet Earth. It is the personification of goddess energy, and the Eternal Mother from which our lives evolve. We are born of the womb of Earth, and into her soil our bodies will return. In honoring the Earth, we are asked by Turtle to be mindful of the cycle of give and take, to give back to our Mother what she has so generously given to us.
Turtle has a shell which is similar to the protection that Earth has employed for centuries as her body has been defiled. Mother Earth’s protection has come in the form of Earth changes, new plant growth, and the creation of new land masses by volcanoes and climate alterations. Like Turtle, you also have shells that protect you from hurt, envy, jealousy, and the unconsciousness of others. Turtle teaches you, by its habit patterns, how to use protection. If you are bothered by the actions and words of others, it is time to go inside yourself and honor your feelings. If you are attacked, it is time to give a warning snap!
October has chosen the symbol of Turtle for its expression. You are being asked to honor the creative source within you, to be grounded to the Earth, and to observe your life situation with motherly compassion. Use the water and earth energies, which represent Turtle’s two homes, to flow harmoniously with your situation and to place your feet firmly on the ground in a power stance.
Turtle is a fine teacher in the art of grounding. You may even be able to overcome some of your “space cadet” tendencies if you align with the Turtle. In learning to ground, you are placing focus on your thoughts and actions and slowing to a pace that assures completion. Turtle warns you of the dangers of “pushing the river”, as evidenced by the plodding place it keeps. The corn that is harvested before its time is not yet full. However, if given a chance to develop at its own rate, in its own season, its sweetness will be shared by all.
Turtle buries its thoughts, like its eggs, in the sand, and allows the Sun to hatch the little ones. This teaches you to develop your ideas before bringing them out into the light. Look at the oldest fable of the tortoise and the hare, and decide if you would like to align yourself with the Turtle. Bigger, stronger and faster are not always the best ways to get to a goal. When you arrive, you may be asked where you have been and you may not be able to remember. In that case, arriving prematurely can make you feel very immature.
October, the Harvest month, has been chosen as the month for the Turtle, which augurs a time of connecting with the power of the Earth — the Mother-Goddess within. It does not matter what situation you have created in your life. This is a reminder of the ally you have with the Mother Earth. Ask her for assistance and abundance will follow.
CRYSTAL: Opal and Adventurine
OPAL: Brings tears to those who wear it, unless born in the month of October; then it brings good fortune and luck. 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.
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 – Isa
That Which Impedes — Ice
Isa represents the Rune that focus on the winter of the Spiritual part of life. You may find yourself entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect, blind. You may be powerless to do anything except surrender, submit, even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient for this is the fallow period that precedes a rebirth.
Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, as all of your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why. The chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old outmoded habits.
Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life, out of phase. Seek to discover what it is that you are holding onto that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release and cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw. Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal, the I.
Yet, there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still. What you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions, your habits, but the conditions of the time, against which you can do nothing. What has been full must be empty. What has increased must decrease. This is the way of heaven and earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.
During this time do not expect to rely on help or friendly support. Exercise caution in your isolation, and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealized potential, the seed of good. Your conduct now will bring the new fruit to ripeness, or cause it to rot on the vine. Trust your own process, your Blessed Higher Self and watch for the signs of Spring that eventually come.
Don’t be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.
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 LIBRA 2012
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The October 15th New Moon in Libra brings a time to get up early. Take the time with this good energy to start your next project, getting off on the right foot.
The October 29th Full Moon in Taurus brings a time to get grounded after running around like a space cadet. Be sure to double-check your judgment about anything important.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
October brings travel, or plans for a Holiday trip. Take a quick class to learn specific skills, or attend a business training class in preparation for that nice raise before the end of the year. Go for it, Aries!
October brings more fun with friends and family as well as some short weekend trips. Take advantage of your creativity; get a head start on crafting some Holiday gifts for co-workers and family.
October brings an interest in household projects, but don’t take on more than you can accomplish. Scale back and tackle one room at a time. Creativity helps you stretch your budget, Gemini.
October’s home life is upbeat. It’s a great time to winterize your home, put in an alarm system, or simply enjoy being cozy and comfortable. It’s a great time to entertain friends at month’s end. Have a Halloween party!
October changes the scene, and conditions are not their best for any kind of long distance travel. A short trip can bring a nice change of pace, and refresh your spirit. You may want to join a gym, but take it easy at first. Maintain a balanced budget.
The October breezes make you sparkle and shine with maximum charisma. Turn on the charm and connect with people. Many will be delighted to grant your wishes, and those that aren’t will direct you to a good source. Share your desires with the Universe and fully expect them to become a reality, Virgo!
October looks to the future with optimistic enthusiasm. Balance, fun and the possibility of travel come your way. Make a desire and to-do list through 2013 and watch it all manifest.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
In October your social life is activated. Connect with friends and plan outings where you can meet some new people: Great opportunities to widen your circle of acquaintances through a community project or organization.
Your popularity continues in October. Enjoy the praise and recognition, but keep things in perspective. The second week brings someone important, who will be helpful at month’s end.
October brings another opportunity to take a break. Bring your partner along and mix business with pleasure and fun. Relationships are upbeat and easygoing this month, with a focus on friendships.
October favors travel or planning a Holiday vacation at a winter getaway. Expect visits and talks with distant family. Traveling singles could experience a new romance.
October brings a quick getaway, a change of scenery, and a chance to unwind and refresh your Spirit. You may decide to return to school after October 5th. Love and romance strengthen as well.
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