Saturday, July 31, 2010

LEO 2010 ~ Attracting All That You Need, Desire & Deserve

~ LEO 2010 ~
Attracting All That You Need, Desire & Deserve

The heights great men reached and kept,
were not obtained by sudden flight ...
But they, while their companions slept,
were toiling upward in the night.

Winner's Blueprint for Achievement:
BELIEVE while others are doubting.
PLAN while others are playing.
STUDY while others are sleeping.
DECIDE while others are delaying.
PREPARE while others are daydreaming.
BEGIN while others are procrastinating.
WORK while others are wishing.
SAVE while others are wasting.
LISTEN while others are talking.
SMILE while others are frowning.
COMMEND while others are criticizing.
PERSIST while others are quitting.

This month is ALL ABOUT YOU ... the NEW you!! Release all that is no longer "truth" for you - on all levels. Begin the process of integrating these amazing new aspects you've recently discovered about your Self and HONOR who you have worked so hard to become!!

As you integrate on this new level, your ego may struggle against the shift. Ego wants to lead but unfortunately it finds fulfillment in the fleeting, whereas Spirit only seeks peace. The key is to allow Spirit to lead your healthy, empowered ego. These inner urges (the ego) should be handled with strength and firmness, yet NOT repressed and broken or we lose power and potency to survive and make our way in life. Do you see animals in nature allowing other animals to distract them from their prey (goal)? No, you don't. Iron-will and great courage are necessary to manifest the Spiritual vision within you as well as out in the world. You must CHANNEL any anger/rage, which immobilizes you - in to outrage, which empowers you and motivates you to action. There will always be some sort of challenge from your environment and there may be an inner war of the two distinct identities you have cultivated over the years (as humans are innately dual on many levels), but it needn't be a "war" as much as a compromise.

As you allow both Spirit & ego to co-exist, assigning them both tasks best suited to their skills (and nature), you will discover your authentic Self. Sometimes we don't allow the authenticity that would enable us to create fulfilling lives. Be authentic - by any means necessary. You can and will survive all the humiliations and defeats and ultimately emerge stronger! Children are the manifestation of a certain conflict (men/women) being handled creatively (coming together in harmony). Stress and strife are just as necessary as peace and tranquility. Accept all of it as part of living on the earth plane. No matter how spiritually committed or selflessly loving we attempt to become, our natures don't die. Practice honoring your true nature.

Do not shy away from your intuition just because you want to avoid conflict. Follow your feeling all the way and then consciously decide how to proceed. If you back off, chastising your Self for some natural impulse (to have things a certain way), you stop any possibility for peaceful resolution within. You usually only get one opportunity to respond to life's challenges (the first time) with any integrity. Any chance for resolution after your initial reaction, disintegrates as time goes on. Honor the vital force within (your nature) and it won't destroy you. Dishonor it and it will eat you alive.

You can have peace, by your own definition. Sometimes you have to lose something precious to you (sometimes it is a part of ourselves that must go) in order to redefine your true values. When you go through that kind of loss, it can make you question all your beliefs and any faith in your Self to make decisions for your Self. That's okay - that is part of it. All that you need, desire and deserve is ALWAYS PROVIDED!! whether you can see it at the time or not.

Remember, you get back from life what you put in to life - so have you been giving half-way or full-out!!? It is said that those who are not generous when times are lean, will not likely be generous even when things improve. You must keep the flow going - give and you will receive. What are you putting out in the Universe? This is the primary use for Leo energy in all of us, it is the part of us that attracts people and circumstances to us. Whatever you are putting out - is what you will attract in to your life. It may have been really difficult lately and you may be feeling like you have paid double for your transgressions, but a new cycle is beginning and you always have a choice as to how you spend your time and energy from now on. Generosity is a key element to living a rich, authentic and fulfilling life! Be generous with WHO YOU ARE - not necessarily what you "have". When you go forward, openly and honestly, you give others permission to do the same and authenticity and choice start to dominate or lead, more than fear and settling. PRACTICE BEING THE *NEW* YOU!

~ *Summer* Retrogrades ~ 2010 ~

We are extended some grace this summer (with all these Retrogrades) to work behind the scenes, do not squander this time on people or circumstances which no longer "fit" the vision you hold for your life. If you allow yourself to get caught up in the storm (of now), you will find when things move forward that you are not in a position to take full advantage of the opportunities coming this fall. This summer is about completion and closure on all old projects and past inclinations. You are moving rapidly toward the "new you" and you can no longer "wing it" (the old way) because you are in completely new territory, where new rules apply.


At this moment, there are 3 planets going forward Saturn (foundation) / Mars (desire) / Mercury (communication) who are helping you define what you want to manifest and bring in, while 5 are Retrograde helping you do major "behind-the-scenes" work.

Take advantage of this time to:
Re-View ~
your life (from a Higher vantage point)
Re-Assess ~ your plan (what needs tweaking?)
Re-Consider ~ your options (you have more than you think)
Re-Evaluate ~ your philosophies, beliefs and what you hold to be true (in the present moment)
Re-Connect ~ with your intuition (open the channels)
Re-Form ~ your being (from the inside out)
Re-Write ~ your personal story (of the upcoming 12 yrs)
Re-New ~ your sense of Self (at this Higher level of consciousness)

Use this time to re-search your life for any major cracks in your foundation - any instability - any blockages - any festering wounds - any excess baggage - now is your opportunity to RELEASE IT ALL ... PERMANENTLY!!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eclipses ~ Rhythm, Patterns & Cycles ~ Oh My!

~ Eclipses: 2009-2011 ~
Rhythm, Patterns & Cycles ~ Oh My!

We have Eclipses every year so there is ALWAYS energy for change available. The Signs that these Eclipses fall in express the theme, energy and lesson(s) of that *change*. I did a little tracking and found that like 2009 and 2011, there are other years which bring 6 Eclipses, rather than the usual 4 (and sometimes 5). And on very rare occasions, years which bring 7 Eclipses in one calendar year. It happens, apparently, at least once in a decade. Because Eclipses represent pattern-breaking and permanent change, endings and new beginnings, you can see that these years always accompany intense shifts affecting individuals, as well as the Collective.

In all these years, the *intense* shifts come on the following *3* axes consistently:

These energies and lessons lead us to conceive a new Truth/Story for ourselves and our world (Gemini/Sag); create, contain, nurture, protect and be responsible for it in 3-D (Cancer/Capricorn); and be authentic, lead by example and share our individual and collective brilliance with the global family ~ which includes ALL LIFE (Leo/Aquarius) on this planet. There are *overlap* years (with the Signs), but always, the entire set of Cancer/Capricorn is at the *Center*. Do any of the following years stand out to you, either personally or historically?
Year/Number of Eclipses

*Chart notes only the years which have 6 or more Eclipses within one calendar year.

Now, also reflecting on the above patterns, I notice that we've had quite a stretch of so-called *peace* with the big Eclipse years falling each decade. But notice when we get the big Eclipse cycles back-to-back in a 4 year period. That clearly "ups-the-ante" for what and how we co-create with these energies and shifts (of both reality and consciousness). And we're just talking the last century (100 years). But let's bring it back to human size, *NOW* ~ 2009-2011 ~ we are in the most intense period we have experienced since 1944-1946. What can we learn from that period (1944-1946) regarding our *fundamentals* (Cancer/Capricorn)? how we perceive (Gemini) and conceive (Sag) our Truth/Story? and how we can better embody, express & share (Leo) that Truth in ways which improve, inspire and uplift all life (Aquarius)?

*NOTE* ~ it's interesting to notice that we got such an influx of energy during the 1900's and during the 2000's, we experience only half of that same influx. Also worth noting, for almost the entire 200 years, the Eclipses fall in the above Signs. It is not until 2096 do things move along and activate Taurus/Scorpio for the first time. So I am sure, over centuries of time, we eventually make our way throughout the entire zodiac.

With astrology, planets, cycles etc. we do not predict actual events but notice the patterns, the repetition, the choices and the reverberating consequences of those choices during times of intense transition on Earth or within ourselves or society. There are some amazing scientists, as well as astrologers, deeply focused on human and Earthly evolution, digging, searching for the patterns so that we can learn from our past choices. I won't even call them mistakes, but choices, which led in this direction or that and the subsequent results. Be the *Research Scientist* in your own life and dig for the patterns. It will help you make the choices and decisions that need to be made at this time (2010).

During this particular period in history (2009-2011), we have a unique opportunity to co-create with extremely potent energy, the potency further increased by Pluto (purification/transformation) and the North Node (current life path) in Capricorn. This means, if we take responsibility (Capricorn) for what we create (Cancer) then we can live on a stable, functioning *Right Path* (Capricorn North Node) and release the past karma, hunger, neediness and dependency (Cancer South Node) of the old Path. We can create a better structure (Capricorn) that encourages all to be responsible for their actions and contributions to the world, while releasing the past consciousness of sucking Mother dry (Cancer), believing She can continue to produce & provide nourishment with no down-time to replenish. Let's take our cue from Mother, and replenish ourselves on a regular basis, monthly, annually, seasonally and in to the decades and centuries of time as well. We can set intentions for the larger cycles and we can actively co-create with the days, months and years that we have during each lifetime.

Cancer/Capricorn energy illuminates the lesson that: whatever is going on, on the inside, reflects in the outer structure. The health and vitality of the inside, determines the strength and integrity of the protective outside. Both are needed, both are useful and both are inter-dependent. Capricorn is responsible for the family it creates with Cancer. Cancer is responsible for containing and nourishing the life-force energy of Capricorn's work so the structure is sound from the inside-out. They are the *ultimate* Divine Mother/Father archetypes or principles. It is time to redefine our terms where business and family are both concerned. It is time to *HEAL* that primal and eternal connection to the Sacred Mother and the Sacred Father. It is time to remember that *BOTH* are necessary for emotional and material security. It is time to realize that we do not have to choose one, to the exclusion of the other, but can redefine *BALANCE* and shift co-dependence to inter-dependence and be more productive and happy. It's the beautiful quality and rightful purpose of being conscious, thinking Beings. Humans have a certain awareness that enables us to navigate our world, just as other lifeforms do. It's our responsibility to maintain and strengthen the connection on a consistent basis.

If all that sounds too "big" for you to focus on, then pull within. Use this energy to *HEAL* YOUR connection to your biological or adopted Mothers and Fathers. That will vibrate out to the ethers and affect the globe automatically. If we cannot define healthy, responsible, loving parents, then we cannot be them either (whether birthing human families or the creations of your heart). It's a cycle, one which can be worked with over and over again until the patterns you want broken can officially break and the patterns you want anchored can actually take root. But either way, you're still back to your own "conceptions/perceptions" (Gemini/Sag) ~ you're own ability to be responsible for what you create in the world (Cancer/Capricorn) and how much love and courage, rather than ego and self-righteousness (Leo/Aquarius), you imbue your thoughts, words and deeds with as you move through your own personal life. You ARE the "gift" ~ you ARE the "contribution" ~ manage YOU! and you will be intuitively led to your Truth & Purpose (Internally), as well as the love and recognition that goes with living integrity and being whole (Externally). Every time I get overwhelmed (or talk to those with the same feelings), I breathe and pull back in to my own body and ask to be guided by my gut feelings (Cancer) as to the right and tangible (Capricorn) actions I can take ~ in the *Present* Moment. One step at a time. Knowing that each step will lead me to the ultimate goal, if I stay connected to my feelings and intuition (Cancer) and if I stay focused and committed (Capricorn).

Remember that Eclipses ultimately have to do with the interaction between our Earthly reality, the Sun which brings Source Energy and facilitates life, and the Moon which controls the tides of our life-giving waters. Ultimately, life on Earth is determined by Light (Sun) and Water (Moon). Sun/Moon/Earth makes this very personal for humans (Individual), but notice the decades of influence on society (Social) and centuries of influence on the planet (Collective). It's been about 60 years (think: Second Saturn Return) since we've had an opportunity like this one to drastically change our personal and collective reality. With Eclipses, we get a Galactic Reset Button ~ there is an "interruption of flow" ~ flow of Light ~ flow of Electro/Magnetic energy between our hearts and our Mother Earth. This is an opportunity to "break to re-align" ~ between micro and macro worlds, internal and external realms of life.

Use this time and energy to pull back, as the Retrogrades completely support you in your review process this Summer & Fall. Set your intentions for Home & Work / Emotional & Material Security / Balanced Feminine & Masculine (within and without) / Inner & Outer Harmony ~ for your Self, your Community, your Planet, your Universe. Renew your definitions and then renew your commitment to living a happy, healthy, loving, balanced, fulfilling life *NOW* ~ THIS Lifetime! Change is endless and ongoing, don't fight it or try to block or delay it, work with it consciously. When you have this kind of unprecedented support for radically changing how you do Family & Work, why not at least set the intention? This is what is best supported at this time, so if you're ready to change, it can and will happen during this 2-4 year period. Look for the dust to settle over 6-months to 3-years on these specific changes, and results of your choices to trickle in over the next 6-months / 1-year / 3-6-9-years.

Relevant Reflection:
Here are *3* articles from Summer 2009 that get more in to specifics and provide even more background on the energies we are currently experiencing. And hindsight becomes infinitely valuable when reading them from the perspective of one year later ... with one year to go. The *half-way* mark is crucial to determining how and where you will end up. IN-Joy!!

June/July 2009 ~ Sacred Seasons of Change
This article is a great reminder about the general *theme* of Summer Solstice plus the Cancer/Capricorn Eclipses. Last year there was different planetary support and now you have hindsight to gauge your Path for the entire year. Now during the Summer of 2010 we have Chiron, Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus all in new territory moving things along with intensity and precision.

2009 Cancer/Capricorn Eclipses
This article gives the dates of the LAST Eclipse series from early 1990's and 2000's and will help with reflecting on the actual cycle and the energy and issues it brings to the surface.

2009 Eclipses: 'Tis the Season of *LIGHT*
This article covers more on the Eclipse Cycles, as well as the planetary support of last summer. This will help you see the progress you've made over the last year, as well as what choices/consequences you've faced. Hopefully, the reflection will help you work with this Summer's energy so you can set the tone for one more year of this particular (personal) work.