People enrich my life with their wisdom and experience
If everyone would choose
To make up their minds
To be gentle, loving and kind
At all times,
We would begin to save this Earth.
Perhaps the word violence
Would be removed from the dictionary.
And the history of the planet
Would begin to change.
This would open up
A vast array of possible futures..
Diminishing Poverty — Strengthening Communities.
Creating a greater realization
Of Human Potential
Each one of us has the responsibility
To create this future.
It’s simple – it’s enough to think
“In my own life, I vow to become non-violent.”
Good things catch on quickly.
However – in the new Millennium
Unless we choose to think,
Choose to believe,
and live this new life style,
In such as world as this one,
It will not happen.
Let’s Pray it DOES,
Let’s create it!
e. joyce 3-16- 1991
The Sun has entered TAURUS
Earthy and fixed Solar TAURUS, sets you in rhythm with all that is stable and steadfast. This is a good time to promote productivity in the realms of personal finance, artistic ingenuity, and animal caretaking. Put your head, heart, and hands into meaningful creative work and self-assurance will follow. Symbolized by the Bull, Taurus offers tenacity enhanced by patience. By forsaking laziness, lethargy, and obstinacy, you can reap the rewards of discipline and structure. Above all, break free from attachment to external material possessions by focusing on your inner beauty. Be an advocate for graceful simplicity.
Think neighborhood, relatives, and communication, as Jupiter travels through your 3rd House this year, Taurus. This fortunate period, which happens only once every twelve years, ups your networking abilities. With luck, you can greet May, 2013, with a list of new friends. Your paycheck could double with business help from others, or you could receive a lottery or contest win, a settlement, or a gift from a relative. Real estate picks up in July. If you plan to purchase a new home, shop around for the best mortgage rate and be sure to seal the deal before October’s end, as financial changes are expected at that time.
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!
May 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.
May, the new growth and flowers 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: Emerald and Malachite
Emerald: Strengthens the heart, liver, kidneys, immune system, nervous system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids alignment of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams, meditation, deeper spiritual insight. Represents the potential of divinity within us all. Brings prosperity, love, kindness, tranquility, balance, healing. Creates patience and is a strong emotional balancer.
Malachite Aids the functions of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress and tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory system, spleen, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for body/mind/spirit, while lifting subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all levels.
RUNE of the Month – Jera
Fertile Season — One Year
HARVEST—Fertile Season—New beginnings—One Year
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.
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 TAURUS 2013
The May 9th New Moon in Taurus brings a Solar Eclipse (19 degrees Taurus.) As we focus on the natural environment, finding way to remain secure. Expect a rainy spring. This energy focuses on World leaders, nobility and heads of State. Deep-seated fears about economic security are on the rise.
The May 25th Full Moon in Sagittarius brings a partial Lunar Eclipse (3 degrees Sag.) Giving you a chance to find a balance point between being current with the latest trends and being wise. This is the best time to break old habits and begin a new lifestyle. As the fog lifts over some confusion, the truth comes out.
TAURUS: Polarity: Feminine Sign: Fixed Element: Earth
Planetary Rule: 2nd House/Venus Body: Throat, neck
FOCUS: I trust myself and others.
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
Travel is on your agenda over the summer months and you may be planning an educational trip as you are interested in the wider world and other cultures. Seek a mentor. A relative or close friend surprises you in May and you make a lucky connection with good news.
May gives you a birthday, and you pamper yourself with good food, wine, and spa treatments. Relationships are up as well. A lucrative job opportunity appears at month’s end.
You have the rare opportunity to “kick back” in May. Take time for yourself and your interests. Use your energy to clean closets, drawers, basement and even the garage. Gemini’s may be making wedding plans or meeting their Soul-Mates. You’ll attract many people, some of whom become lifelong friends.
May brings romance with your partner while at home or traveling. This could trigger commitment for a future together. Join friends for get-togethers and host a party at your home. Get organized in your work life for the next six months to maximize productivity.
You welcome the warmer weather, friendships, and socializing as May arrives. Watch your spending and safe-guard your valuables, especially when out-of-town. The Sagittarius Eclipse could trigger a new romance if single. You may become more involved with your children’s activities.
In May you might want to return to school for an advanced certificate or begin a degree. Travel for business or pleasure is also likely. You spend time with your family and relatives who you haven’t seen in years. Snap up the opportunity to talk with decision makers on the job, where you get noticed.
May sparks your curiosity and you appease it by reading, visiting museums and art galleries, and searching the Internet. You could attend a work-conference or training session at month’s end.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
May brings you incentive for some heavy Spring cleaning, Scorpio. You can profit from your discards by selling them on E-Bay or taking them to a consignment shop. Relationships improve as you are on the same wavelength. Time for a harmonized family talk! You assist in some family financial planning. June brings a focus on education, and you may take an on-line study course. You could also plan.
May brings luck, acclaim, and business success. Don’t stop there, Sag. Use this energy to celebrate your life and bring the incentive to do even more over the rest of 2013. Also, listen to your intuition, especially if you suspect someone is stretching the truth!
May brings a slow-down with your pace, Cap. Take time out for your own interests as well as for yourself. Dreams can offer you guidance now. Add fun and socializing to your life on a regular basis. A new dating relationship could begin to develop.
May reminds you to take your time and be cautious with ladders and when working with tools, to avoid any accidents. You’ll have the opportunity to meet many new friends as your social life picks up, and you spend time with your best pals. You have a natural talent for networking.
The domestic scene delights you throughout May. Even better, you’ll have creative inspiration to design a garden and re-do a room, all on budget! Expect more contact with neighbors, siblings, and your oldest son.
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