Today is a day to dream of possibilities. It’s a day to explore choices and fantasies. Imagine if there were no limitations to stop you?! Dream big! There’s no need to be realistic or practical. Exercise your imagination. Every amazing thing you’ve created began as a dream. This often means that you have so many choices available to you that indecision will prevent you from choosing anything. It could also mean that you have your head in the clouds. Dreaming of all that could be is keeping you from focusing on the here and now and making any progress. If you have a lot of structure and stagnation in your life, this card could indicate the need to shake things up in order to recognize alternative paths you could take. The Seven of Cups also represents altered states of consciousness, dreaming and visualization. It is good to dream and experiment, but beware of your experiments and fantasies standing in the way of healthy development.
The third Buddhist precept states, “I vow to abstain from abusing sexuality.” Naturally, this can be interpreted in a number of ways depending on one’s station in life and relationship status. For example, Buddhist monastics are generally much stricter in their approach; choosing to fulfill the precept by remaining celibate. House Holders (e.g. Buddhist practitioners who are not monks) on the other hand, tend to aim their practice more towards practicing sexuality in a way that doesn’t cause harm to themselves or others. That being said, taking periodic, short vows of celibacy (e.g. 1 week to 1 year in length) will help deepen your meditation practice, and give you the following benefits. […]
The other day I came home to an eerie feeling I’ll attempt to describe. It was as if there was a dark thickness in the air and it made me feel sluggish and tired. I was tempted to lie down in my bed, but I knew just what to do.
Something that was once close to your heart now feels uninteresting or draining. You need time alone to contemplate your emotions and decide whether leaving is the best route. Leaving could have literal meaning, or it could mean changing homes, ending a relationship, quitting a job, going on a trip to find yourself, or leaving behind hopes and dreams. Whatever it is, you are tired of feeling disappointed and hopeless. It’s time to let go and move on to better things. Perhaps your inner cravings for deeper spiritual meaning in your life are driving you forward, up and away. Today, take some distance from that project or relationship. You may come back to it; you may not. What’s important now is to replenish yourself emotionally and spiritually. Although the retreat is voluntary, it is also painful.
With our hectic modern lives, meditation is more important than ever. Meditation helps calm your mind, refocus your energy, and promote healthy, positive contemplation. However, with all the stresses and distractions in our lives, it can be hard to not only start a meditation routine, but to focus enough to get all the amazing benefits. Essentials oils can help. […]
Your greatest strength is in being vulnerable today. Let your defenses down. Stop hiding, especially from yourself. With a sense of unconditional self-love and compassion towards your self, feel your feelings completely and honestly. It is time to pull upon your deep inner strength. It may be that you have pushed away your wild, animalistic desires and impulses for the sake of logic and spirituality. Strength is urging you to work with that wild part of yourself. Find a balance between your basic drives and higher aspirations. You may be surprised to find that getting into your body, whether through exercise, feasting, or sex, actually opens up new spiritual doorways for you and increases your personal power. If there is conflict in your situation, Strength may be advising you to face your adversary with love and compassion. Don’t worry: you’re not giving up, only taming the beast.
Think before you communicate today. You are putting off making a decision for now. You may be feeling ambivalence or uncertainty. You may not want to offend or hurt someone involved. You need to withdraw in order to contemplate your options. It’s likely that you’ll decide to say nothing at all, or hold off on making a decision until another day. That’s all right. Be rational in making a decision. You might need to know more facts before you can make an informed decision. Give yourself the space and time you need to think things through clearly. Perhaps, you’re feeling like Spock: you could be ignoring your emotions by using logic to deny how you’re feeling. Perhaps you may be denying a truth, or compartmentalizing some aspect of your life in order to not have to deal with this truth.
The moon is in gloomy secretive Scorpio until 4;57a.m PDT. The mood brightens up considerably as the moon voyages through optimistic adventurous honest to a fault Sagittarius until the 24th.
It’s officially SCORPIO time as sun moves through the emotional depths of the 8th sign.
Scorpio is one of the most powerful signs in the zodiac. It deals with the most essential life motivator-sex. Sex is the vehicle which life uses to keep life going. Freud, who se ascendant was Scorpio, major work was around the unconscious and sexuality.
Scorpio is the sign of the Soul. The 8th sign means the symbol of infinity when turned on its side its a karmic number.
Rules by Mars traditionally and Pluto in modern astrology. The two planets of sex aggression defenses and the unconscious the shadows and power and control issues. Scorpio also hovers all matters pertaining to wealth finance taxes inheritances…
If you’re feeling sad or down today, honor those feelings. Don’t try to push them away. Whatever loss or disappointment you’ve experienced lately deserves to be felt. When you take the time to really feel your feelings you can process them, learn from them, and then move forward with greater self-awareness and wisdom.
O Great Creator, I come before you in a humble manner and offer you this sacred pipe. With tears in my eyes and an ancient song from my heart I pray. To the four powers of Creation, To the Grandfather Sun, To the Grandmother Moon, To the Mother Earth, And to my ancestors. I pray for my relations in Nature, All those who walk, crawl, fly, and swim, Seen and unseen, To the good spirits that exist in every part of Creation. I ask that you bless our elders and children, families, and friends, and the brothers and sisters who are in prison. I pray for the ones who are sick on drugs and alcohol and for those who are now homeless and forlorn. I also pray for peace among the four races of humankind.
May there be good health and healing for this Earth,
May there be Beauty above me, May there be Beauty below me,
May there be Beauty in me, May there be Beauty all around me.
I ask that this world be filled with Peace, Love, and Beauty.
Apple cider vinegar has a wide range of uses as it offers numerous health benefits, including weight loss, raising the beneficial bacteria in the gut, and balancing the pH levels of the body. If you mix it with ginger and honey, apple cider vinegar will help you treat a sore throat. Just mix 1 tablespoon […]
It’s time to admit that something is over. It’s time to let it go. Stop thinking about it. Stop talking about it. There’s no need to get in the last word. Let it go and move on. If you don’t, you’ll only be dragging out your own suffering. Something new is awaiting you! Create space to let it in.
An exciting NEW MOON in Libra on October 19 will feel like a liberation!
This Libra New Moon unfolds its magic on 8:12 pm UT (London), 3:12 pm EST (New York), 12:12 pm PDT (Los Angeles)
With the Sun and Moon exactly opposite Uranus, harmony naturally unfolds for you as you explore and embrace new perspectives, especially in your important relationships.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE LIBRA NEW MOON
You may experience radical shifts that open the door to profound breakthroughs. Libra is ruled by Venus and governs the seventh house of love and relationships in astrology. Venus symbolizes attraction of all kinds, intimacy and romantic desire, companionship, financial prosperity, your possessions and beauty. The Sun and Moon are conjunct (joined with) Jupiter and Mercury which amplifies positive energy, brings more clarity in how you communicate, increases financial abundance (if you are being pro-active) and creates a feeling of expansion. All is happening in October’s exhilarating 11 Universal Month of double new beginnings … Lots of good news to share with you!