Archive for June, 2012

June 2012 Astrological Update

Monday, June 4th, 2012

This month starts off with a bang with a Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse on June 4th, 14º 13′ Sagittarius seen only in Eastern Asia, Australia and in the western portion of North America.

This Super full moon (last in a series of three), packs a punch with the duality of Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon, asking us to Walk our Talk in life situations. Once again we have a box in the heavens, (MC and Mars both square Sun and Moon), accented with Mars exactly square Venus.

These aspects do not bode well for our relationships, so watch out for conflict with authority, emotional issues with boss and family, unconscious habits surfacing and irking others, arguing, impulsive behavior, anger, and frustration.   Although you may be tempted to simply stay in bed and shut off your phone and computer, please note that Mars will stay in a close orb with Venus from June 1-12, making it difficult for you to escape your relationship issues entirely.

Hopefully the Venus/Sun conjunction will help to temper things a bit and keep you optimistically confident that all will be well. Later that day Neptune goes retrograde until November 11 of this year, helping us to move inward and work on our spirituality by dissolving old, rigid structures we have blindly depended on.

Two days later on June 6th, Venus occults the Sun in a rare eclipse.  Many see this alignment as realigning us with the Divine Solar Feminine and helping to birth a new consciousness for humanity.  While connecting our mind with our heart, Venus in Gemini will also help us reassess our beliefs toward this new paradigm.
Throughout the month Uranus and Pluto are in a tight square, continuing to push your core issues to the surface.  Jupiter moves into Gemini on June 12th for the next year,  reinforcing June’s lunar eclipse, Summer Solstice is on June 20th, and Saturn turns Directon June 25th helping you to organize projects that have been on hold.The New Moon falls on June 19th at 28º 43′ Gemini. Here we have Mars (squaring) and Saturn/Neptune (trining) the Sun and Moon, along with Venus retrograde in an exact sextile to Uranus.  It is another New Moon featuring the polarization in the world.  Do you choose to create chaos with your emotions or do you embrace the new paradigm of Love, cooperation and a sense of responsibility to the collective?

Unconditional Love

Monday, June 4th, 2012

We are all familiar with Personal Love as a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection we have toward people, pets, or treasured items in our lives. Often used as a term of endearment, we usually see personal love as an intense, emotional attachment or attraction to those we care about. However, when we hold grudges against others, and concentrate on suffering, we hinder the effectiveness of our love in relationships, as well as, our own wellbeing.

If we allow ourselves to focus on Divine or Unconditional Love, we can learn to look at our glass of life, as being half full, instead of being half empty, and to release the need to emote and feel anger, jealousy, envy and greed. Pure, Unconditional Love, works without expectation, or attachment to the outcome, and asks for nothing in return.   It’s radiant light can resist and overcome every other energy it encounters, for it is the binding force of the universe.

So how do we bridge the gap between Personal Love and Unconditional Love? The first step in this mighty process is learning how to love and accept yourself for who you are. The second step is to expect love in your life, in all your relationships, and with everyone else you encounter. Here we must remember the Universal Law that says energy follows thought. If we think it, it will happen!   Finding goodness in others will help you achieve your own goals, by attracting the same to you. The third step is to work for the highest good of all, by surrendering all your expectations to Spirit.

Obviously, you will need to do an enormous amount of innerwork to find true, Unconditional Love in your life. However, an exercise I have found most valuable in shifting my vibration and consciousness is to silently or verbally chant Divine Love for five minutes to an indefinite amount of time. You will be amazed at how quickly your mood shifts to one of peace, and the outcome of any situation becomes favorable to all concerned. When we have Love in our heart, life becomes a joy to behold!

Totem Animal: Fox

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The other afternoon as I was sitting out on my deck amongst my flower garden, waiting for a client to arrive, I spotted a fox walking out of the woods. “It’s a fox!”, I whispered out loud.   Probably 40 feet away, the fox’s acute hearing picked up my voice.  Stopping momentarily, he turned his head in my direction , and then resumed his walk down my driveway.

As you may know, the fox is an evening and twilight creature so it is a rare sight to see one during the daytime.  A fox’s magic can teach us the art of camouflage, invisibility and shapeshifting, and these skills may help us to go with the flow in our rapidly changing times,  work behind the scenes and be unnoticed as we observe others.

Because the fox is a guardian of our daily twilight times, it can help us to connect with the fairy realms.  The quality of a foxes tail, it’s gait and under belly fur all reflect the feminine and creative life force in all things.

If fox has popped up in your life, it may be time to reexamine or address how you are working with others and connect more with the feminine parts of your nature.

Myths and Storytelling

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The most ancient form of myth-making began not as a verbal tale, but as a cave or canyon painting and petroglyph. Some of these First Stories can be seen in France, Australia, Northern Africa and the Americas depicting shamanic rituals, hunting patterns and how to world was made.

Seen as sacred stories, myths are usually linked in some way to the spirituality of an ancient people. Through the generations, their priests or tribal storytellers would memorize, retell and pass down their community’s history, important values, ethics, and cosmology. In this way, ancient societies were able to reenact and return to their mythological beginnings and be at one with the cosmos.

Want to see and hear how this works?  Check out this three minute film on the story of Truth.

 

About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up visit her website.