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A question of Faith: Causes, Influences and Advice for the Current Phenomena

There has been a lot of strange phenomena happening both within the natural world and that of human society & egoic creations. Our last Dark Moon coincided with a solar eclipse that was visible across many countries, including the United States (where I live) and the following Full Moon in September directly preceded massive solar flares which expand the visibility of the Aurora Borealis. (You can check the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prediction Center website to see where and when the Aurora Borealis will be visible.) And Hurricane Harvey is ravaging the Southern Part of the United States. In additional to these strong natural phenomena, we have a tumultuous social and political environment that is drastically polarizing communities and pushing people out of political non-involvement and into the public arena of activism and outcry. Invisible wars are coming to the surface and political intrigue is now so blatantly obvious that citizens can no longer deny it’s existence. We wonder: Why is this happening? What are the driving forces behind this bizarre phase? Is there are purpose? Is anything we can do about it?

The world has been changing on both a physical and energetic level. The resurfacing of Shamanic connection to spirits and “rediscovery” of the validity within Ancient Holistic forms of medicine such as Meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and so on has pushed human society into a new phase of Evolutionary Integration. One that expands beyond individual health and wellness and into a global synthesis of humanistic ideas & resources along with the current issues within these areas. We are all pushing forward in our own way, and there is friction with the naturally occurring inertia within human society as change is not easily absorbed or accepted.

Hence, I decided to read on What has manifested, the causes, the influences, and the advice for the current situations in order to help us reflect on our circumstance, prepare for and resolve whatever lies within and around us.

What has been manifested are the goals we were working on, both subconsciously and externally; even if we do not consciously choose to go a certain way, our subconscious guides us with subliminal patterns in choices and actions. People have gradually organized themselves into communities and social groups that align with their own personal beliefs and spiritual understandings. What causes this is disappointment with a seemingly lack of success in the external world as we all work internally to grow ourselves in the new self-help and self-development craze brought on by the New Age Movement. There is real actual growth happening, it just isn’t what we expected. Popular notions of Growth are synonymous with Success in mundane and or superficial terms: physical reward, popularity and external acceptance. But True Growth is often uncomfortable and pits us against learned behavior and norms that no longer apply to the current environment. It challenges us to look into the unknown, question what we know and go beyond what we believe is possible. It can also bring disillusionment with a world that just isn’t as splendorous as it was promised to be. Major Influences come from the resurfacing of the Shadows within humanity as we incessantly push forward with. Modern progress is insatiable in it’s drive to continue onward: to do more, do better, and never stop. As we move forward, we may lose ourselves in the process, but then our shadow resurfaces to face us in moments of loss, confusion and brokenness. This dichotomy doesn’t seem to make sense, so it drives people crazy and pushes them against their own personal wall of ability as they try to work through it all. We must face that which we ignore, that which we dislike, that which lies in us and confuses, irritates or disgusts us. It trips us up when we are charging ahead, and now, it is running with us as we are gradually learning to accept and release it. Suggestions on how to deal with this are to not try to control it and allow the emotions and confusion to saturate our being so that we can confront our truth. This allows us to acknowledge and release what needs to be shed. As we shed that which no longer serves us, we grow. This is painful and may make us act nonsensical, but it also allows us to learn more about ourselves as we open up to the truth within and do not try to hide it under an austere or arbitrary persona. We may feel unfortunate about what is happening but true fortune lies inside our hearts as we let go of our grip on the outside and accept ourselves so wholeheartedly that we feel fortunate just being.

What grounds us is inner work to clear away the past along with what no longer serves us. As we focus on inner work, we can collaborate with others to lessen the external workload, and allow for an inner focus. Giving ourselves time to really and honestly take care for ourselves also allows us the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional space to recuperate and restore our mind, body & spirit balance, thus allowing us to more fully and willingly engage and collaborate with others.

What crowns us is to not give up or walk away immediately, but work inwardly so that we are able to leave situations when they no longer encourage our growth. And also be grateful for ourselves, love ourselves and care for ourselves, so that we are able to face negative situations with inner trust and optimism. We may get angry and feel unsupported at times, but if we can at least trust in our own abilities and be thankful for what lies within, we can have an inner faith that carries us through the situations to come.

We are always growing, always changing, and always challenged by ourselves and our environment. We are also all connected to the natural Universe, even as our Ego may push us away and make us feel alone in the world. Know that we are not alone, and even if we feel that way, faith in our own human ability to push onward will carry us through. When we can finally trust ourselves, we can gradually learn to trust our environment and be in flow with energy of the Universe. Faith, Trust, Understanding and Love connects us to our inner knowing, our intuitive and psychic insight about ourselves and our environment.

Personally, I have been through a lot, but once I faced my shadow: my fears, my anger, and my disappointments, I was finally able to release and accept myself more wholly than before. This reading helped me understand how and why Faith has been a strong underlying theme for me these past weeks: Whether or not we have Faith in Humanity and Faith in the Universe depends on whether or not we have Faith in Ourselves. So, do you have Faith? In Humanity, yourself, and the Universe?

Cards pictured are the Wooden Tarot by Andrew Liam Swartz and the Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck by Marcella Kroll

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February 10, 2017 Full Moon Eclipse lets us withdraw with our Inner Sanctum

We manifested protection for ourselves so that we are not so vulnerable to the external forces. Our inner wisdom will decide when to open up. What passes is incongruence of thoughts and actions. We can prepare for this by finding guidance in the messages the Universe sends is. As we use our intuition and rationale, we find the guidance we need to move is forward. We can prepare by externally moving out of our home or sanctum while internally closing up and withdrawing from the externality of the process, protecting ourselves.
What grounds us is understanding and connecting to our inner achievements even when externally it looks as if we have failed in our endeavor.
What crowns us is finding out own inner light to bring illumination and understanding to what is happening. Since the external world may not be providing that.
What stands out most to me is Sanctum: building and retaining our inner sanctuary, where we heal and grow.

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Full Wolf Moon : Leaving inopportune situations and moving on

Tarot Forecast for the Full Wolf Moon in January 2017

What we have manifested is the ability to walk away from what no longer serves us, which gives us chance to let down our defenses and walls that we’ve built around ourselves and look at what is out there.

We can prepare for the transition is by not trying to overcome everything happening around us and just go within and manage our drive, overcome the disorganized entanglement of energy that is frazzled from leaving something that we have put so much time and energy in. We must become masters of ourselves in order to focus on our future direction.

We allow this transition by not paying attention to the multitude of stressful thoughts passing through our heads, we let the confusion pass by without intaking the emotional anguish it can cause. Then we look within and question ourselves, to ask what our true desires our and how we can re-focus and re-orientate towards them.

What helps us is grounding in the World and knowing that it has everything we will ever need, so will the opportunities that become visible to our re-adjusted eyes.

What crowns this phase of transition is our Dreams and Desires. Let our Sacred Heart lift us up when we are distraught with worry and confusion towards how things are going.

Remember, Life Goes On.

Well wishes with the ending of this phase and best of luck with the next one!

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btw this is Day 12 of the 31 Days of Tarot Challenge


Full Hunter Moon October 2016 Acknowledging the Outer World While Building Within

Full Hunter Moon October 2016

This month we manifested a manageable regimen from which we will not deviate. The inner self is now acting less foolishly, having learned from situations that are now past us. We may be hesitant to listen to ourselves; the key to balancing that out is to relax, take a deep break and lean into the secure routine we created before considering all else, and taking the time to feel into our question/thought, allowing our intuition to lead.

What brought out this development is the pain from heartbreaks and disappointments in the outer world which caused our inner self to protect itself by finding emotional relief and satiation from the little joys in our lives; thus creating a virtual bubble of gratitude and thankfulness, like emotional oxygen in a toxic and contaminated environment.

The lesson we have learned is to acknowledge injustices and face them in the outer world as our inner world mulls over what mental artillery we will need. It may be stressful carrying these worrisome thought; however, it goes in hand with a heightened awareness of what lies in our surroundings and how to internally be prepared to handle them.

What fades is the lack of proper boundaries which is entwined with improper discernment. Worries cease to rule over us as we move forward from a secure and emotionally stable foundation. We stop trying to over-think things and simply let go of everything that no longer serves us and work with our inner self to build within. We may have trouble finding our inner guidance if we keep rushing out and about completing our many plans and projects, thus losing control and letting these external plans control us.

Thus we are to balance ourselves in order to allow the processing and passing of these manifestations. This balance is created from our routine and emotional stability so that we are in flow with our intuitive self and the divine source of inspiration. As these keep us moving forward, proper discernment of what is best form us helps us stay balanced, this is backed with experience from what life has taught us, acknowledgement of what we are leaving behind and mental preparedness for the injustices we are ready to face. We leave the hurt and pain behind us as we embrace the strong connection to our emotional core that it has taught us. From here are are ready to face the issues facing our own inner development. Letting us charge forward with courageous gusto into the deep deep ocean of the self, cultivating our inner garden.

What grounds us is staying focused on cultivating this inner garden of the self, which crops to sow, how to sow them, how to nurture, feed, and carefully tend to their growth. Meanwhile pulling out weeds that get in way, pruning away the sickened stalks that should be returned to the universe and composting the dead ideas that may be recycled into good fertilizer for new ventures.

What crowns us is building up, our outer skills sprout from the cultivation of the inner self. As our self expression and integrity (strong backbone 🙂 ) transmutes into external structure.

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Wish you all a good month of balance and inner growth! Keep at it! We Will Succeed!

We will Transmute our Inner Self-Development into Outer Growth!

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MidAutumn Full Moon Lunar Eclipse! Relinquishing Judgement in a Moment of Weakness

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Today is not only the Mid-Autumn full moon, but it is also a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse! This is our second eclipse and the energy that built up has been strong. Two eclipses around the time of the Harvest Moon yields a crop from the internal world that is usually hidden deep within us.

For this Full Harvest Moon, we manifested an instinctual urge to gather and keep (collect) what we can and find internal happiness while staying busy and hopeful when faced with injustice/unfairness in our environment (I did a reading a couple months ago asking what the Happy Squirrel means, I should write about it). We Learned not to worry about the many things weighing down on our minds and affecting our body & spirit. What now fades is a ragged inconsistency of efforts and looking towards the future can assist in allowing this to pass.
We are grounded by a release of our secret burdens, reaching out to people so we may open channels of communication. Let go of the energy of our unspoken/unnoticed burdens and send them into the collective [as a message] so that we can receive the feedback, resources, and assistance we need to figure out how to better resolve our issues.
What crowns us is really feeling into what upsets us about our condition and allowing this energy to speak to us about what is lacking in our lives as we channel our need into the world, allowing it to bring us that which we need.

Looking into the background reveals that we are full of great ideas and creating many wonderful things, however we are unable to manage them properly and some are falling out of our hands. Thus we will have less interest in pushing ourselves as hard from now on, even if internally we really want to keep going.
What is best for us in this moment of weakness is to not be so judgemental of ourselves an dothers. Yes we are upset and feel pain, but we have already moved from our original state of dissatisfaction to a much more pleasant place, and in the future we will be charging forward!

So we take this moment of weakness as a necessary mental respite from the hustle, so that we can communicate with ours, emptying our ills into the universe. We do hope to be less reckless with our actions and the outcome shows that we will indeed complete a wonderful project with the skill, resources and assistance we need.

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Feel
Realease
Surrender
and continue moving forward