AUG. 22nd THROUGH SEPT. 21st
Reaching for the New Spiritual Chakras
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 worshipping 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, 4/27/96)
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.
The Sun has entered VIRGO
The earth sign of Virgo, symbolized by the Corn Maiden, accentuates the path of personal service and purity. It represents work and service to mankind of the highest order. Through dedication to physical fitness and holistic healing, your body can become a sacred temple for the Spirit within, allowing it to emerge into your everyday life. Don’t expect miracles overnight, and most Virgo’s don’t, as they are quite practical. Be gentle with yourself as you eliminate those nasty habits of doubt, criticism, and worry. Reawaken the wonder of learning and the satisfaction of simple joys, but turn away from the fanaticism that fosters a workaholic temperment or leads you into a hermitlike existence. Efficiency and industriousness are your twin assets, leading to complete success at this time, the beginning of the harvest cycle of the year.
Virgos usually receive the Zodiac’s backlash. They are detailed, organized, methodical, chaste, and very insecure. Very critical of themselves, they seem to expect the same from others, which can cause resentment and jealousy. However, they do make up for this with their charm, as they are of the most unassuming variety. Virgo’s approach is usually subtle, surprisingly tender, their standards are high, but they ultimately can accept differences and flaws once they get to know and trust you. With a Virgo, trust is never given, it has to be earned.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: THE HORSE
With power to run
Across the open plains,
Or to bring the vision,
Of the shields
Dancing in the purple rain.
“Stealing horses is stealing power,” was a statement made frequently in historic native America and a reference to the esteemed role in which the horse played in the native cultures.
The horse represents physical power as well as unearthly power. In Shamanic practices throughout the world, Horse enables the Shaman to fly through the air and reach heaven.
Humanity made a great leap forward when Horse was domesticated. which was a discovery akin to fire. Before Horse, humans were earthbound, heavy-laden , and slow creatures indeed. Once humans climbed on Horse’s back, they were as fast and free as the wind. They could carry burdens for great distances with ease. Through their special relationship with Horse, humans altered their self-concept beyond measure. Horse was the first animal medicine of civilization. Humanity owes an incalculable debt to Horse and to the new medicine it brought. It would be a long walk to see one’s brother or sister if Horse had not welcomed the two-legged rider upon his back.
Today we measure the capacity of engines with the term “horsepower,” a reminder of the days when Horse was an honored and highly -prized partner with humanity.
Dreamwalker, a medicine man, was walking across the plains to visit the Arapho Nation. He carried with him his pipe. The feather in his long, black hair pointed to the ground, making him a man of peace. Over the rise of a hill, Dreamwalker saw a herd of wild mustangs running toward him
Black Stallion approached him and asked him if he was seeking an answer to his journey. Black Stallion said, “I am from the Void where your Answer lives. Ride on my back and know the power of entering the Darkness and finding the Light.” Dreamwalker thanked Black Stallion, and agreed to visit him when his medicine was needed in the Dreamtime.
Yellow Stallion approached Dreamwalker next and offered to take him to the East where Illumination lives. Dreamwalker could share the answers he found there to teach and illuminate others. Once again, Dreamalker thanked Yellow Stallion and said that he would use these gifts of power on his journey.
Red Stallion approached, rearing playfully. He told Dreamwalker of the joys of the balancing work and heavy medicine with the joyful experience of play. He reminded Dreamwalker that he could better hold the attention of those he taught when humor was integrated into the lesson. Dreamwalker thanked him and promised to remember the gift of joy.
Dreamwalker was nearing his destination. The Arapaho Nation was close at hand. White Stallion came to the front of the herd. Dreamwalker mounted White Stallion’s back. White Stallion was the message carrier for all the other horses, and represented wisdom in power. This magnificent horse was the embodiment of the balanced medicine shield. “No abuse of power will ever lead to wisdom,” White Stallion said. “You, Dreamwalker, have made this journey to heal a brother in need, to share the sacred pipe, and to heal Mother Earth. You have the knowledge through humility that you are an instrument of Great Spirit. As I carry you on my back, you carry the needs of other people on yours. In wisdom, you understand that power is not given lightly but awarded to those who are willing to carry the responsibility in a balanced manner.
Dreamwalker, the Shaman, had been healed by this visit of wild horses, and knew his purpose of coming to the Arapaho was to share this gift with them.
In understanding the power of the Horse, you may see how to strive for a balanced medicine shield. True power is wisdom found in remembering your total journey. Wisdom comes from remembering pathways you have walked in another person’s moccasins. Compassion, caring, searching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power.
CRYSTAL: Tourmalene and Sapphire
TOURMALINE: Aids in balancing of endocrine system. Aids with sleep cycles. Strengthens, vitalizes body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear and negative conditions providing a strong, protective influence. Creates inspiration and helps with focus and concentration. Enhances sensitivity and intuitive understanding. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic. The various colors of Tourmaline will activate and align the corresponding Chakras. (Black – Root Chakra, Watermelon, red-green – Root & Solar Plexus Chakras, Green – Solar Plexus Chakra, Blue-Throat Chakra, Red/Pink – Root & Heart Chakras)
SAPPHIRE: Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary gland, thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/spirit. Stimulates psychic ability, clarity and inspiration. Enhances creative expression, loyalty and inner love. Aids connection with your Blessed Higher Self and your Spirit Guides. Strengthens will. Dispells confusion and expands awareness. Excellent stone to hold during meditation.
RUNE of the Month – Uruz
Manhood, Womanhood, A Wild Ox
This is the Rune of termination and new beginnings, as the year winds down with URUZ. The Rune, Strength, indicates that this will be a time when you realize the life you have been living has been outgrown in its form, and so must die out to allow a new energy, bringing in a new birth, with a new form. As Fall begins in. 2022, know that Uruz is a Rune of passage and, as such, is a part of the cycle of Self-Transformation.
Positive growth and change, however, may involve passage into darkness as a part of the cycle of perpetual renewal. As in Nature, the progression consists of five parts: death, decay, gestation, germination, rebirth. Events occurring now may well prompt you to undergo a death within yourself. Since self-change is never coerced – as we are always free to resist – remain mindful that the new form, the new life, is always greater than the old.
Prepare then, for opportunity disguised as a loss. It could involve the loss of someone or something to which there is an intense emotional bond, and through which you are living a part of your life, a part that must now be retrieved so you can live it out for yourself. Now, in some way, that bond is being severed, a relationship radically changed, a death experienced. Seek among the ashes and discover a new perspective and a new birth.
The original meaning for this rune was the Wild Ox. When the wild ox was domesticated, a nearly impossible task, it could transport heavy loads. Learn to adapt yourself to the demands of such a creative time. Firm principles attach to this Rune, and at the same time humility is called for since in order to rule you must learn how to serve. Write down some important changes that need to be made, and make them a part of your new life routine, then stick by them. This Rune energy will put you on notice that your Soul and the Universe will support the new growth.
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 VIRGO 2022
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
The Sept. 10th Full Moon in Pisces brings upliftment by conjuncting Neptune while sextile Uranus and Pluto, putting an end to needless worry by shifting the to positive and inspirational thoughts and action.
The Sept 25th New Moon in Libra brings uncertainty as to which way to go as Mercury is retrograde, Venus opposes cloudy Neptune and opposes judgmental Jupiter. Look to a tried and trusted friend for guidance.
Mercury is retrograde beginning September 9th through October 2nd, 2022
VIRGO: Polarity: Feminine Sign: Mutable Element: Earth
Planetary Rule: 6th House/Sun Body: Stomach, digestive
FOCUS: Perception is only an idea, and perfection is a thought
of “what’s right and comfortable for me”.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
A mix of social gatherings dominate the month, including reunions, and visits with relatives and friends. By seeking a second opinion with a new medical care practitioner, you notice immediate improvement. With Mercury retrograde, watch what you say to colleagues and how you deliver messages to higher ups.
Make your presence known in business and social circles. Plan business travel right after Labor Day to interview candidates looking for new professional opportunities. In-laws schedule tome for a visit and plan a few surprises to entertain you and the family. Incorporate Zoom meetings or video chats to collaborate with others and complete critical projects.
Proceed carefully in September as four planets are retrograde and Mercury is about to join them. You know the drill. One positive thing you can do is clean up and finish what you have already started. Schedule an appointment with your attorney to update your will and update estate details. Circumstances may have changed and need revision.
Work gets demanding in September, but you anticipate this and get organized. The Pisces Full Moon on the 10th occurs right after Mercury retrogrades on the 9th, alerting you to postpone travel and get both your physical space and office environment in order. Partnerships shine now both personally and professionally. Keep a low profile at month’s end when the Moon is in Cancer and your “crabby” face emerges.
In September social networks get a boost over the Labor Day weekend when you meet inspiring people and join new groups. When Mercury retrogrades, stay flexible with plans and focus on meeting deadlines. You get star billing for your leadership skills and finding solutions to annoying problems. A raise could be on the way to your bank account, and perhaps a promotion as well.
Four planets are retrograde in September Virgo, so look before you leap and do your homework first. Clear away what you’ve already started and table new ideas and projects until Mercury goes direct next month. Phone calls with good friends increase this month, and some invite you to come visit. Too much confusion hits the wall this month as you attempt to get pending assignments wrapped up.
September brings a mix of social gatherings including parties, short vacations, and visits with relatives and old friends. Ignore rumors you hear at the workplace through the grapevine. They will prove to be false. Bankers share good news about your assets and your boss grants you a raise at the Fall Equinox. Contacts from a distance seem edgy as Mercury retrogrades, over communications and misunderstandings.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
In September, neighborhood goals to improve the community are successful thanks to your impressive plans and determination to implement them. As a break in routine, suggest holding a work meeting in an outdoor setting to discuss upcoming projects. Plan to refinish your deck and trim your landscape mid-month. Confer with your financial advisor to review assets and increase your retirement plans.
With four planets retrograde in September it’s best to take a deep breath and research the facts before making any moves or changes. Dig out the on-hold file and begin cleaning up any unfinished tasks before starting new ones. Bankers and financial experts offer advice, proposing building up your cash reserves. Enjoy an impromptu getaway mid-month that pleases everyone. You score career points with your ambitions. Your personal relationships could be tested now.
As September opens, make inroads on a work assignment to clear space for a short vacation over Labor Day weekend. Expect extra demands for your time when you return from your getaway. Members of a professional group put pressure on you about a very visible issue. Collaboration pays off. Your partner memorably strengthens your love bond at month’s end.
As September opens maintain flexibility with plans and deadlines that could fall apart. Positive energy revolves around regrouping, managing finances, bonding with family, and connecting with professional colleagues. Family members share exciting news and someone discloses details of a successful job interview. There could be a strain on relationships and neighbors over local concerns.
September is a month when you need to be careful if you enter into new territory. Get involved with your favorite charity and support a humanitarian charity group. Purchase seasonal products that are nicely discounted at a garage sale. Sign papers mid-month after conferring with your attorney and financial advisor. Harmony is disrupted in the home when someone’s sensitive feelings become overly emotional after an argument.
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