Monday, March 29, 2010

Aries 2010 ~ Rebirth & Renewal

I prefer to be true to myself,
even at the hazard of
incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and
to incur my own abhorrence.
~ Frederick Douglass ~

Venus (values/priorities) and Mercury (thoughts/ideas/concepts) both dive in to Aries prior to the Sun, getting your *Heart* (Venus) and *Mind* (Mercury) in alignment so that a renewed *Identity* (Sun) can shine forth. As the Sun enters Aries ~ *Spring* Equinox Initiates a new Solar/astrological year. This is a *Universal* RE-Set Button. Clean Slate. New Beginning. It is *Initiation/Integration* for my Aries/Libra babies and *Growth/Development* for my Cancer/Capricorn babies. However, everyone has Aries ruling some area of life and this is the area of life that gets activated at this time every year. Do you know your rhythm for this? How do you feel every Spring? Aries energy activates the instinctual draw toward change and new beginnings. Old ways no longer work and you must get out of your comfort zone and experiment with new modes of operating. It's time to *move* again, shake off the sleepiness of Winter. It's an annual Re-Birth that reminds you to honor both the Shadow and the Light, the visible work, done in the Light and often with others ... and ... the invisible work, done in the Shadow, behind the scenes, alone and hidden from view. How would you like to do things differently this year? What aspect of your life, being or environment could use some conscious focus and intent?

Mars rules Aries and defines your desire nature. It represents how you *DO* in the world, what motivates you to action and gets you fired up. Aries is the lesson of independence and courage, knowing who you are, what you want and embodying THAT! This is a Divine opportunity to discover what you're really capable of when you match passion with vision, align your heart/mind connection and never hesitate to take heart-centered action. It is time to embody the energy that is both wild and peaceful, always alert and ready for the next the adventure. Obstacles ~ that's a detail! Delays ~ better watch out! Challenges ~ bring it on! Aries is single-minded, determined and completely focused on present moment so it particularly adept at improvising with whatever is available in the here and now. (We could all use some practice there!) It's the fire that fuels the desire driving that moment in time.

Imbalanced Aries, demonstrates negative Libra: indecision, people-pleasing, other-directed. It is best for Aries energy to remain central and first priority. When Aries is balanced, it embodies courage and pure, instinctive drive ~ it gets things moving and it's exciting to behold. In its most noble expression, Aries energy brings out a protective warrior who defends the weak and infirm. It's very passionate (for the moment) and draws many challenges to their independence and courage to test the purity of the motivations and desires. It's time for you to be more independent and self-sufficient, using what you've got (internally and externally) and acting in present moment with faith and conviction. As you re-connect with your instinctual Self (Aries), your interactions with other life (Libra) around you will be more harmonious because you are initiating from the purest center. When you are self-sufficient, others want to support you ~ when you're passionate and clearly connected to your instincts (guiding your *now*), people want to bask in the warmth of your fire. It sparks your creativity and ignites others' and something *NEW* is born.

Aries' animal spirit is that of the Ram, fearless, agile and determined. It's time to find a cause or purpose larger than your small individual life otherwise, this same energy can be extremely selfish and one-dimensional. This energy is great for starting things, but you should also have other people or entities in place to support future growth and development. This is the energy of *Initiation* ~ getting things started ~ getting things moving in a *new* direction. Develop your own independent nature, cultivate a strong instinctual connection, improvise often, channel rage (paralyzing) into outrage (mobilizing), rise to the challenges as they are presented with heart and courage and gain the wisdom that is *YOU*! We are born on this planet with all that we need, desire and deserve coded in to our DNA. Modern life has attempted to disconnect our instinctual connection to Mother Earth, however, that is impossible. We need only be still and re-member ~ re-connect with our Source - from which we come and to whom all return ~ tune in to the cycles, honor them with your dedication and bountiful blessings for all will be the result.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

*Spring* Equinox ~ 2010

MARCH 2010 ~ *Spring* Equinox
+ *FREE* Tele-Gathering to Celebrate

*Spring* Equinox Celebration
Saturday, March 20, 2010

*FREE* Gathering: @ 4:00-7:00pm
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Zen Glass Gallery Opening and Art Show
@ 7:00-11:00pm

This is going to be like the usual Tele-Classes, but with a *LIVE* Circle TOO! We will be gathering at my friend's Zen Glass Art Studio in St. Petersburg, FL / USA ~ prior to their Opening & Art Show, so we have a full day of good energy, love, light and fun!

We will gather at the studio around 4pm and begin the call promptly at 5pm. At that time, we will go over the current planetary alignments and set our intentions for the meditation that Shanta Gabriel of will lead us through. *Love Offerings* are deeply appreciated, however, the Power Circle Event is a *FREE* Event and *ALL* are Welcome!!

We invite you to STAY AFTER the Power Circle gathering, and enjoy the JAZZ ~ ART ~ GLASS.

What: Zen Glass Gallery Opening and Art Show
When: Saturday ~ March 20, 2010 / 7pm – 11pm
Where: Zen Glass Studio –
900 9th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
$10 Donation ~ Food and Drinks will be served.

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for *Spring*Equinox Tele-Gathering

3rd Annual *Spring* Equinox Gathering

w. Shanta Gabriel

~ New Beginnings ~ Initiation ~ ReBirth ~

When I dare to be powerful,

to use my strength in the service of my vision,

then it becomes less and less important

whether I am afraid.

Living on planet Earth is about natural rhythm and this is an *Initiation* of a new Annual cycle when the Sun enters Aries, the Infant on the Karmic Wheel. *Spring* Equinox honors the Light and initiates forward movement. Whatever additional Planetary Alignments of the time assist, by contributing their power and lessons to the energetic mix. This year, there are many assistants to your *process* of unfoldment, but the *stars* of this initiation are:

16 years ~ Pluto in Capricorn (transformation of reality)

3 years ~ Saturn Retrograde in Libra (restructuring relationships)

8 months ~ Mars in Leo (courage & authenticity)

1 of 12 years ~ Jupiter (truth/story) and ...

7 of 84 years ~ Uranus (freedom/liberation) in Pisces (completion of 7yrs) and moving in to Aries this summer (initiation of 7yrs)

On-going themes still apply, like the Saturn/Uranus, but herein I am referring to the current ANNUAL cycle. And Pluto in Capricorn engages every Equinox and Solstice every year until 2024. Pluto is purifying and transforming what you are truly responsible for, which is ultimately your contribution. A new beginning ~ fresh start ~ clean slate ... and who better to assist with clearing the debris and releasing the non-essential to make *room* for your 'new beginning' ~ than Pluto, Lord of Purification & Transformation. Your essential nature (Sun) and the purest, deepest part of you (Pluto) connect in a rhythm every year, four times a year for 16 years (2008-2024) that Pluto is in Capricorn. As it reshapes you from the inside out, so too will the collective shapeshift.

The 4 *ANNUAL* Activations:

~ Initiation ~ Winter Solstice/Capricorn

~ First Test ~ Spring Equinox/Aries

~ Integration ~ Summer Solstice/Cancer

~ Final Test ~ Fall Equinox/Libra

Some astrologers consider Conjunctions, Oppositions and Squares as "hard" and "negative", however, I do not ever subscribe to "blanket rules or assessments" when seasons and human beings are in the mix ~ *ANYTHING* IS POSSIBLE! These connections, which the planets make to each other, facilitate movement and necessary change. If you are ready, open and receptive, they ASSIST you in moving to the next level, creating tangible results and measurable progress. If you are not ready, narrow-minded and/or resistant to change, then yes, it is going to be more challenging ... but you'll be in new territory nonetheless. Perhaps facing these crossroads and choices will make you more amenable to the current shifts within the very essence of your Being. Most of you know by now, I am ALL ABOUT THE CONSCIOUS CO-CREATION with the available energies. It's my job to tell you what those energies are, it's your job to direct them in your own life and community.

The *Initiation* is *Winter* Solstice, when Sun/Pluto get together, increase each other's power to purify you and your intentions for the coming new year. They advise, "First, you must rest, replenish, mature and gather strength (power)." *Spring* and *Fall* Equinox, when Sun/Pluto have to consciously work out their differences, and you are moved to a new level of understanding by choice or by force, it's up to you and your consciousness to decide. Both Equinoxes bring the push to the next level in their individual ways. *Spring* Equinox is about initiation, new beginnings, getting things moving in a forward direction. *Fall* Equinox is about assessment of the harvest, how productive and effective you have been throughout the year. Both require decisions and are dynamic in nature, facilitating actual change. *Summer* Solstice, when Sun/Pluto have to balance and integrate all that you've initiated at Spring-time; it's a time of blossoming and expanding and you are moved to accommodate all that you've created in new, innovative ways.

You are *READY*!! Don't look back, practice presence & mindfulness and apply new strategies for living. I hope you'll join us for this celebration.

At this time, YOUR personal ...

Wounds will be healed

Connections will be made

Truths will be revealed

Innate strengths and gifts will be remembered

Fragments of your Self will be re-integrated & anchored

There is power in intent, and even more with the group energy all being directed at the same time for the upliftment of the global community, of which you are a primary part. What we are coming together to co-create transcends language, like art and music, energy needs no translation ... you FEEL it.

The Houses being activated by this *Sacred Season* are the areas of your life where you are:

Turning point / crossroads

New beginnings, seed-planting and initiation

Fiery creativity, fertility and blossoming energy

Resurrection, renewed life and vitality (within you and your environment)

Delicate infant stages, new growth and development

Spring cleaning and clearing (mentally, physically, spiritually and environmentally)

Being physical and/or taking a serious step in the direction of your goal

The House Being Activated for the COLLECTIVE Here & Now ~

TRUTH ~ 9th House of: your spiritual quest, religion, philosophy, publishing, higher learning/education, distant travel, foreign languages/countries
PURPOSE ~ 10th House of: career, reputation, social status, financial security, responsibility and the other parent (usually father)

Receive Post-Call Goodies w. the Following:

0° Aries ~ What it's Activating for YOU

Link to Audio Download

Opening/Closing w. Deep Cleansing Breaths

Add'l Quotes & Notes (Divinations, Quotes & References)

Questions to Contemplate

Add'l Simple Rituals to Ground Your Intent

Add'l Relevant Articles

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*Spring* Equinox 2010 Celebration