Mercury Enters Taurus – March 31 2017 – Stabilizing Energy

Celestial Priestess's Fourth Density Journal

#Thursday March 30 2017

(My Water Distiller Arrived Today)Tomorrow Mercury Enters Taurus. And a more calming grounded energy is felt. Also because of the fact that he is slowing down. So the restfulness is greatly felt. However, if you are one of those people who have it in the 1st house of physical self or the 8th house of turmoil, then it’s a different story.

(Not that I dislike my Berkey Water Filter, but I saw Youtube videos talking about how one should only be drinking high mountain water or distilled.)

However, if you have it on the 7th, you may be speaking about business and contracts throughout this time but feeling quite discouraged or confused about certain boundaries.

Remember Mercury is in shady business mode. Venus is still Retrograding in Aries and still clear minded about de-masking certain people, and sticking to her core…

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Permaculture:  Does Eating a Plant-based Diet Counteract Greenhouse Gases? | Big Think

Methane gases from livestock production is contributing to the acceleration of global warming. Is a plant-based diet a smart way for individuals to curb the effects of climate change?

Source: Does Eating a Plant-based Diet Counteract Greenhouse Gases? | Big Think

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 31, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for March 31, 2017 — attaññū — one who knows oneself

Māvamaññetha pāpassa, “Na mantaṃ āgamissati.”
Udabindunipātena, udakumbhopi pūrati.
Bālo pūrati pāpassa, thokaṃ thokampi ācinaṃ.

Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little,
fills oneself with evil.

Dhammapada 9.121
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Tarot Contemplation – The Hierophant (reversed)

Today is a day for learning. Ask yourself, “What one thing could I learn that would improve my life now?” Once you’ve decided your subject, hit the books. Go to the recognized experts and pay close attention to their words. Once you’ve absorbed the traditional teachings on this subject, you can begin to innovate, but for now be a willing and cooperative student. The Hierophant Reversed represents problems with traditions and societal norms. You may be questioning or rebelling against some tradition or societal norm. The way things are usually done may not be working for you. You may notice that traditional practices are harmful or impractical and may even participate in revolutionary action or protest. You may be rebelling for the sake of rebelling. A rebel without a cause. Ask if your actions stem from your deepest desires, or if you are just doing the opposite of what’s expected of you. This card also appears reversed to advise you to examine your usual way of thinking or acting. Perhaps your usual way of doing something is not in line with the life you’d like to live. Maybe the beliefs you formed in early life no longer serve your purpose. What was once useful to you may now be limiting. This card also appears when you are bothered by your conscience. You may be confused about the right thing to do or say. You may be riddled with guilt or regret. You may be feeling weary from constantly living up to the expectations that seem imposed upon you. The Hierophant Reversed can also represent a teacher with questionable methods. This teacher may use intimidation or shame as a teaching tactic. The lessons being passed may be unethical or outdated. This teacher may take advantage of their position of authority. Lastly, this card may also represent divorce or leaving a religion.

Aloha Spirit and Law of Attraction: Forgiveness Works To Clear Emotional Blocks To Receiving Abundance | Lanakila

The first step toward healing is one of Honest Self-Analysis, self-inventory, self-inquiry.
(Ernest Holmes, Science of the Mind, at 248.)

Forgiveness is not always easy. To forgive the one that wounded your heart, at times, feels more painful than any physical wound suffered. Unfortunately, most of us (stubbornly?) refuse to clear the emotional blocks created. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. So, most of us are stuck and can’t seem to achieve that positive spin of acceptance through which the Law of Attraction operates most favorably Therefore, the answer for many of us must be to embrace forgiveness in order to receive abundance.

The Ancient Hawaiians personified the caring of your spiritual health as a polished hand-carved Koa bowl given to a child before the age of five. Each person carries their Spiritual Greatness reflected within that bowl. This light, which is reinforced by the light-life energies of the Ancestors, light the path ahead of you.

However, your Bowl of Life isn’t always light and clear. At times, the light reflected from your bowl can become obstructed by stones that land inside it as you go about your life’s journey. Each time a bad word is uttered, whether from your mouth or from another’s, each time a bad act is committed, whether by you or against you by another, leaves a rock inside your bowl. In time, the bowl becomes dull and heavy to carry. Also imagine that most stones, or negative memories, are received by the soul in the womb of the mother. Every hurtful, stressful, abusive emotional injury that happens to the mother during pregnancy places a scar (a samsara moment, or character tendencies), or spiritual test, or karmic lesson to be learned in this lifetime, on the soul of the child. And, that child’s walk up the mountain of life is burdened with those stones in its sacred bowl of light until he or she learns how to huli – turn over — the bowl to empty them out.

All people climb the same Mountain. The Mountain, however, has many pathways, each with a different view. A person knows and understands only what he sees from his own pathway, from where he is standing on the mountain. As he moves up the mountain of life, his view changes. Only when he reaches the top of the mountain will he begin to see and understand the diverse views of mankind. But, who among us has reached the top of the mountain? How is it possible when the Bowl we carry has become so very heavy?

These are some of the stones in the sacred bowl of light that must be let go of by ancient ceremonial ways. Ancient Hawaiians trained their young in witness consciousness as a way of learning to see clearly with awareness and awakened consciousness … without judgments, opinions, expectations, “should’s” and limited understanding … of what you think that you are looking at. This allows one to walk awake and always connected to the voice of the ancestors, to shine light on what one witnesses from deep within the na’au (heart). The Ancient Hawaiians understood that the MIND is your First Weapon to defeating victim consciousness. It must be polished and disciplined to persist. Thus, your mind is either your best friend or your worst enemy. The Power that unleashes the opportunities brought by the Law of Attraction is Within YOU!!! Change Your Thinking and Change Your Life.

Forgiveness Affirmations are the most thorough way of evoking these cleansing energies.

Tomorrow, we, too, will see a different view. We have not finished growing. We address the spiritual dynamics of human relations and the goal of transformation and healing the hearts of humanity, including intergenerational trauma, right now through the act of forgiveness.

Walk into this Now with a clean sacred bowl of light, as an awakened spiritual being here for a human experience, and not a human being here for a spiritual experience. Let go of all victim consciousness and blame … that was just a bad dream of separation. There are no accidents. Everything happens for righteous cause. This is the experience called the play of consciousness!

I recommend five to fifiteen minutes of daily forgiveness meditation before you go to bed as spiritual practice. This cleans your Sacred Bowl of Light which, in turn, cleanses your creative power that magnetizes your life spark, which in turn, harmonizes you with the Law of Attraction and increases abundance in your life.

May you awaken with opportunities for Abundance knocking at your door. Aloha e malama pono kakou.


Forgiveness Affirmation

O Lord of the Universe,
For Myself,
My Spouse,
All Our Family Members,
All Our Relationships,
All Our Ancestors and
All Their Relationships
Back Through All Time,
Through All Of Our Lives,
Please Assist us all
To Forgive,
Be Forgiven, and
Forgive all Ourselves
Completely and Totally,
Now And Forever.
(3 times)

I Bless This Day and
Give Thanks For My Life
I Forgive Completely
All People Who Have Hurt Me
(Repeat 3 Times)

I Ask All People I Have Hurt
To Please Forgive Me
(Repeat 3 Times)

I Apologize To Myself For My Wrongs
To Myself and
My Wrongs To Others
(Repeat 3 Times)

I Apologize For All My Hurts Or Wrongs
To All Life Forms
(Repeat 3 Times)

I Apologize For All My Hurts Or Wrongs
To The Earth And The Life Of The Earth
(Repeat 3 Times)

With This Release, Freedom, Peace, Power and New Life,
I Bless All Creation In The Entire Universe
And I Fill The Entire Universe With My Love

I Love And Bless The Earth,
All Life, And All Humanity
I Love, Bless, And Respect,
The Visible, And The Invisible

I Rejoice And Give Thanks
For My New Life, Power, And Health,
And Give Complete Blessings And Love
To All Life And All Creations, Always.

And so It Is.

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 30, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for March 30, 2017 — kataññu-katavedita — acknowledging the debt owed to others and paying it back with gratitude

Yo sahassaṃ sahassena
saṅgāme mānuse jine,
ekañca jeyyamattānaṃ
sa ve saṅgāmajuttamo.
Though one may conquer
a thousand times a thousand people in battle,
yet one indeed is the noblest victor
who conquers oneself.

Dhammapada 10.103
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Tarot Contemplation – The Fool (reversed)

Today, look at your relationship with limits. On the one hand, you may be limiting yourself and your potential by never taking risks. You may be making assumptions about every possible path before even trying it out. You may think to yourself, “I already know what will happen if I do that, so why even try?” Though there is value in past experience, be wary of being closed off to new experiences. You may be pleasantly surprised. On the other hand,The Fool reversed may be urging you to act with more constraint. It may be that you have forgotten everything you learned in the past and are acting foolishly in a situation. You may be so in love with adventure and newness that you are bypassing opportunities to commit and grow in any one area. It is good to be curious and try new things, but there is also value in settling down and diving deeper into what you already have.

La’au Lapa’au:  15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

My Dad loved his lemon tree and it was such an important part of the garden that it was literally the last thing he did to fix his garden:  plant a new lemon tree.  It is almost like he was giving me his last piece of good advice to live by … and consuming more lemon has certainly benefited my health and that of my aging Mom.

If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a pretty simple routine to get into and will have tremendous effects on your overall health. Since I started this simple and surprisingly healthy habit a few […]

Source: 15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

Food and Health:  Bioactive Compounds in Cucumbers That Fight Heart Disease and Cancer

We all know that cucumbers are good for weight loss. They contain fiber, lots of water and are low in calories. But did you know that eating cucumbers regularly can help fight cancer and heart disease? Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of cucumbers. They are one of the most cultivated veggies in the world. […]

Source: Bioactive Compounds in Cucumbers That Fight Heart Disease and Cancer

Human Spirit:  The Truth about Bloating in Recovery | BeautyBeyondBones

Alright, truth time. There’s an elephant in the room, and it has to do with refeeding in recovery. And that, my friends, is bloating. This is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, because it …

Source: The Truth about Bloating in Recovery | BeautyBeyondBones

4 Crystal Secrets 4 Easy To Use Healing Powers

Sentient Metaphysics

crystal powers Healing Power Of Crystals

The Healing Power Of Crystals

Created deep within the womb of Mother Earth, the power of crystals and semi-precious gemstones have embedded in them all the miraculous healing energy of planet earth. Formed from the four elements of fire, water, air and earth, crystals hold the earth’s healing code and its magical secrets. 

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Fire Agate Spiritual Meaning

Sentient Metaphysics

fire agate meaning Metaphysical Meaning Of Fire Agate

Fire Agate is a variety of chalcedony a semi-precious gemstone found in certain areas of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Round about 24 to 36 million years ago these particular areas were home to massive volcanic activity (Tertiary Period). Fire agates were formed during this period of volcanism when hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rock. Deposits of fire agate have been found in the Czech Republic, Iceland, Morocco, India, United States, and Brazil.

Fire Agate Metaphysical Properties

Fire agate is a very powerful stone, not one to play with if you have not developed your psychic energy. Wearing fire agate when you’re physical and light body are not yet spiritually advanced will cause headaches and fever. The protection properties of fire agate are strong and ward off even the most dangerous of negative…

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Tree Agate Magical And Spiritual Meaning

Sentient Metaphysics

Tree agate crystal is not really an agate at all, with green dendritic lines and silicate pathways wrapped in a form of chalcedony. Tree agate is a microcrystalline variety of quartz crystal. In India, the tree agate is said to be a sacred talisman.

Tree Agate Spiritual Meaning

The meaning of tree agate is wide and complex. Tree agate is known as the stone of plenitude and also the druids stone because of its relationship with the unique tree patterns shown within the stone. Tree agate vibrates to the rhythm of earth’s frequency connecting us directly with nature spirits, sprites and faeries. A strong friendship is known between the tree agate and plants place one in your garden for conjuring the nature spirits to watch over your garden.

Tree agate has an association with the 20 sacred trees of the Ogham alphabet. Found alongside the Viking alphabet on the ancient…

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Charmed Bath Salts

The Witch's Brew

Merry Meet!

I’ve crafted up some bath salts because, personally, I can never have enough bath products. Bath salts are super easy to make, have an outstandingly long shelf life, make really great gifts for loved ones, and can be so versatile with the different scents and intents.

I crafted this particular batch for self rejuvenation of the mind and body, and overall relaxation. This is great for general pick me ups from time to time! It really helped me feel so refreshed and grounded.

Below are the measurements that I chose to use for this batch, but you can fix them to make as much or as little as you desire!


  • 1 CUP OF COURSE SEA SALT: sea salt is mostly used for protection, purification and healing. (Epsom salt is another more popular option, I just like the idea that the sea salt is derived from the ocean so you…

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Anthropology:  The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter | Ancient Origins

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 16th.  Easter is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred

Source: The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter | Ancient Origins

Tarot Contemplation – The Emperor

The Emperor has been described as (a) will embodied in form, but this is only one of its applications, and (b) as an expression of virtualities contained in the Absolute Being — but this is a fantasy. The Emperor’s message is this: It is time to think logically and rationally about your situation. Rules, stability and structure are central to the current situation. If you have a position of leadership, use your intellect to make the best decisions for your team. The Emperor urges you to increase the stability in your life. There may be a need for you to set limits on your own behavior in order to achieve your goals. Your father or a father-figure may be relevant to the situation at hand. Think about what fatherhood and masculinity mean to you.

Societal Influences:  Here’s What Just a Few Days Without Electronic Devices Did For Children Reading Human Emotion

Researchers suggest children’s social skills are declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. Scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better at reading human emotions than sixth-graders from the same school who continued to spend hours each day looking at their electronic devices.

Source:  Here’s What Just a Few Days Without Electronic Devices Did For Children Reading Human Emotion

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 29, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for March 29, 2017 — mattaññū — one of moderation

Santaṃ tassa manaṃ hoti, santā vācā,
ca kamma ca, sammadaññā,
vimuttassa, upasantassa tādino.

Calm is one’s thought, calm one’s speech,
and calm one’s deed, who, truly knowing,
is wholly freed, perfectly tranquil and wise.

Dhammapada 7.96
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Tarot Contemplation – The Emperor (reversed)


For today, make a to-do list and get to it.  No excuses.  No distractions.  You can get a lot of meaningful work done today, but only if you take responsibility for yourself.  The Emperor is a card of authority, structure and security.  When he appears reversed, there is probably some problem in one of these areas.  The card could represent someone who is abusing their power.  It may be that the person in charge of your situation, whether it is you or someone else, has let their power go to their head.  They may be overly controlling or critical.  They may put their own needs before the greater good.  They may be deceitful or greedy.  They may be lazy or unmotivated, or just not qualified for the position they hold.  The Emperor can also appear reversed when a situation is not safe or predictable.  Rules and structure are missing.  Chaos prevails.  If you are trying to get something done, but do not have a plan or structure, you may find you make no progress.  Alternatively, if you are too structured and rigid, the Emperor Reversed may be prompting you to shake up your routine and be a little less predictable for the sake of creativity.  This card can also indicate trouble with boundaries.  You may find it difficult to say “no” or to avoid taking on other people’s “stuff”.  Or, you may be pushing your own “stuff” on to others.  The Emperor is the father in the Tarot, and when he appears reversed, there may be problems with a father figure or in taking on the role of father.  You may have trouble in your relationship with your father, or, if you are a father, with your children.  Your father may be ill.

Next Up: Responsibility

jbuss Astrology

As we said earlier, both of the last two weeks of March are Heavy.  We’ve already introduced the 3/27 New Moon, at…

Our next big Adventure is about Responsibility, as dwarf planet and Centaur Pholus Stands Still at 1am PDT 28 March, five hours after the New Moon.  A planet is at its Strongest when it Stands Still, and the New Moon will stretch Pholus-Stationary Energy over several weeks afterward.

I doubt that we can explain the difference between Blame and Responsibility too often.  In a Nutshell, Blame looks backward to Assign Cause, while Responsibility looks forward to Change Outcomes.  Yes, there may be some backward-looking to seek potential levers to facilitate Future Change, but it will be incidental.  

Blame is a Universe unto itself, a Closed System.  Like Cause and Effect, when you’re inside the Bubble, you can’t see out of it.  People who can’t see beyond the opaque…

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Metaphysics:  Why Vegetarian or Vegetarianism?

What is the benefit of eating a vegetarian diet and how it can be easily implemented in a person’s life, is what Sadhguru explores in this article: “What kind of food you eat should depend not on what you think about it, or on your values and ethics, but on what the body wants. When it comes to food, don’t ask your doctors or your nutrition experts. Food is about the body.”

Source: Why Vegetarian or Vegetarianism?