Friday, July 26, 2013

*LEO* Gate of Power ~ July-Aug 2013

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on the fact that human history is a history
not only of cruelty, but also of compassion,
sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history
will determine our lives. If we see only the worst,
it destroys our capacity to do something.
If we remember those times and places
-- and there are so many --
where people have behaved magnificently,
this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world
in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way,
we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future.
The future is an infinite succession of presents,
and to live now as we think human beings should live,
in defiance of all that is bad around us,
is itself a marvelous victory.

~ Howard Zinn ~
**NOTE* from Kelly
**LEO* Gate of Power ~ Aug 2013
**MERKABA* Meditation & More
**SUMMER* Retrogrades Reading 2013
**LINKS* ~ Add'l *Tools, Support & Resources*
Note from Kelly ~ The Sun in Leo *Illuminates & Infuses* your Heart-Centered, Individual Nature, connecting you to Source Energy and activating the *Annual* Check-In with your creative fire. Where are you in your evolution at this time? Do you feel like a "new you" is bubbling and about to burst open with life? Or perhaps you've just begun your journey of self-discovery and are just getting present to your evolution, moving a little groggily, but waking up nonetheless? Wherever you are in your development, this month will be revealing and (hopefully) creative and fun too! There will likely be some aspects of the process that are uncomfortable but that's the way growth and expansion goes. There are certain things you would not undertake (even the most necessary of changes) voluntarily, so try to have a fertile, earthly base to contain any fiery energy that rises up through you as the Sun moves through Leo. It will activate some delicious and vital creative FIRE energy within everyone! Some will be centered and radiant, with a strong sense of Self and a new inspiration where living your passion is concerned. While others, who may be still processing old material, can suddenly become aware of how far they still have to go and (hopefully) the fire will ignite a new commitment to living their passion and being true to Self.
~ *LEO* Gate of Power 2013 ~
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We are in very new territory and must evolve past ego drives and people-pleasing to true self-love and courage to be authentic. This is a powerfully transformative summer. I urge you to expand as often as you can ... expand your heart ~ expand your consciousness ~ expand your community ~ expand your mind / stretch your body / feed your soul ~ try to REMEMBER times of PURE JOY! Re-call your triumphs and miracles ~ Re-connect with your innate gifts and strengths and take time this month to be still and connect with your HEART ~ It Will Guide You!! at this major turning point in your life. We have SO MUCH energetic support ~ from the planets ~ from the invisible realms ~ from other Dimensions ~ from other living things including billions of other human beings who genuinely want peace of mind, a healthy body and an interesting life and they are deeply committed to living it in their everyday life. Leo energy (in its Highest form) IS ... fiery and passionate ~ loving and loyal ~ courageous and magnanimous ~ generous and full of HEART!! It is THIS part of you being INITIATED at this time. The intense energies, great clearings, deep revelations, and glaring truths are ALL preparing you for what is coming next.
This *Sacred Season* is About ...
~ Assessments & Preserving *New Life* ~
*LEO* Gate of Power/Cross Quarter ~ Lammas ~ (8/7) This period is all about *PRESERVING* what is growing strong, solid, useful and nourishing ... while releasing density, weight and excess to be composted in to something more useful in the season to come. It's a time of gratitude and celebration, in anticipation of the Fall Equinox Season of Harvest. Some call this the Pre-Harvest. You can get a jump-start on assessing the year if you've completed your "clearing and releasing" process. If not, this is the final *purge* in preparation for the Harvest Season.
~ Artemis ~ Goddess of Moon and Hunt is associated with this Sacred Season. *Let's infuse the word "hunt" with one of its original meanings: to "search diligently" ... search the depths of your Soul and connect your own Heart with the Heart of the Divine Feminine that your life might be expanded.
From the Goddess Knowledge Cards ~ "Artemis, the archaic mistress of animals, probably dates back to Paleolithic times. Her realm is the wilderness, and her concern extends to all wild, untamed things. She presides over the hunt and is the goddess of hunters. Fiercely individualistic and independent, she remains apart from relationship to men. Despite her fierceness she is addressed as a healing and soothing goddess. Protector of births, she alleviates the suffering of women in childbirth. She is also responsible for the initiation of young girls. Artemis is a wonderful symbol of female independence. She reminds us of the value of solitude and the importance of wild, unprotected places. She shows us those frightening places that bring healing even through fear."
She sounds like a Leo/Virgo combination to perfectly represent this Cross Quarter ~ Lammas ~ Gate of Power and Portal to take you to your Heart (Leo) and through a purification and healing (Virgo). It's time to position your Self for an expanded perspective at this time. Explore your options with fresh eyes! Allow your instincts to guide you on your Path and Trust the Divine Feminine within and around you to *contain, nurture and protect* all life, now and always. Artemis reminds us to honor that which sustains us and to always aim your magical arrow at only the most precious dreams, your deepest heart's desire.
~ *Mer-Ka-Ba* Meditation ~
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by Drunvalo Melchizedek
The theme for July (according to has been *EXPANSION*DISCIPLINE*MAGIC* and as you receive this, we will be diving in to the Day Out of Time (7/25) which is something we've honored for many years. If you honor a 13-moon annual cycle, it leaves one day each year when we can time-out and honor that which makes life possible on Mother Earth. For those of you inclined toward the shamanic path of honoring *As Above/So Below* ~ which is to do prayer, ritual and/or energetic offerings during such incredible planetary activations, then the following two articles and the above meditation are tremendously supportive over the next 4-weeks. Of course, there are always energies to work with, but the current alignments are extremely rare and unusually positive, forward-moving and uplifting. As each of us holds the vision for balance, harmony, flow, life and peace on earth, the quicker it will manifest in physical form. At this time, keeping the faith opens the channels for the (seeming) miraculous to occur effortlessly. I suggest you review all the dates mentioned and consider the Moon's Void-of-Course times and try to schedule some down-time, if and when possible. I have done some incredible work by the ocean's edge, and will continue, holding each and every one of you in my heart, thoughts & prayers!
~ Moon/Void-of-Course ~
July 28th - 11 hours
Aug 7th ~ 11 hours
Aug 12th ~ 10 hours
Aug 20th ~ 9 hours
Aug 24th ~ 10 hours
Super-Full Moon Update 7.22.2013
Aquarius Super-Full Moon ~ 7.22.2013

~ Post by Lena Stevens who shares *Astrological Notes*
Written by Patricia Liles
Planetary Merkaba Formation of 7.29.2013
This Is The Big One We’ve All Been Waiting For
~ The Grand Sextile ~
~ Post by Randy Bruner of
Finally, in case you missed the resources below, including the *Summer Retrogrades* Reading, I've decided to leave them in because they are all still useful & relevant. IN-Joy!!
*Summer Retrogrades* Reading ~ 2013
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Reading for Kelly/Power Circle
For anyone feeling like they are floating with no direction, this reading could prove useful. The *Summer Retrogrades* 2013 Reading is a 10-card reading that is designed to give you Insights & Clarity on navigating this period of time (July/Aug/Sept). It is guidance and support for your Summer of Healing & Restoration ... in preparation for the Fall Harvest. Together, we tune in to your energy, and invite your angels, ancestors & guides to assist/support your current process. The Tarot of the Spirit by Pamela Eakins is the Divination Tool. You will receive a 6-page/pdf and an audio with that guidance, as well as my insights on the support leaping out from your own individual chart.
Click Here for *Retrograde* Planets General Overviews
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