Leo Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse 2017 [#StickyNoteAstrology]

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Here’s your Leo Full Moon alert via #StickyNoteAstrology! This Full Moon is extra strong and extra special because it’s a lunar eclipse, which means we are all changing in major ways, and there’s no turning back from this. What is coming up for you?

Leo people (especially sun, moon, rising) are most atrongly affected by a heightened sensitivity. Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio types are also affected, to a lesser extent.

 

Weekly Tarot Reading: 1/30/2017 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Weekly Tarot Reading:
 Monday, 1/30/2017

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Card 1:
“What Is My Greatest Potential This Week?”

: 7 of Cups

Just because I have the power to indulge doesn’t mean the indulgence is empowering. Instead of being slave to temptation, I can redirect that passion to propel my productivity. By sublimating my desire nature, I attract reward that align with my worth & transcend the fleeting pleasure of instant gratification.

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Card 2:
“What Is Being Asked Of Me This Week?”

: 15 – The Devil

This “new” world & all its restrictions might seem like the most terribly oppressive form of bondage, but if I choose to maximize the limitations of my circumstance, such boundaries may be used to clarify/streamline my purpose. I must face my fear and focus on the work.

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Card 3:
“What Mystery Is Being Revealed To Me This Week?”

: 19 – The Sun

Through all the seasons, rain or shine, the sun still rises. Perhaps there is something solar about that “80% percent of life is showing up” quote. If that’s the case, then let’s see what life may come when I put myself out there as a mere expression of my own existence, like the sun does every day.

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Card 4:
“What Is Supporting Me This Week?”

: 9 – The Hermit

Knowing how and when to draw back and abstain from outside influence will prove beneficial. Because clarity is critical right now, I am being encouraged to respect my “temple” by elevating the space I occupy into a sanctuary of purity and protection against unwanted external energy.

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Card 5:
“What Is Challenging Me This Week?” : Page of Swords

It’s not always easy to stay focused when the wind is blowing in every other direction. My test is to cut through distraction, and instead of prematurely changing the subject, I will be better off finding a refreshing perspective of the same old idea until I achieve culmination.

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Bonus Oracle Card:
“On Which Sign Must I Focus To Maximize My Potential This Week?”

: Sagittarius

And here’s a song to inspire the week ahead. Since the Moon is in Pisces right now, here is a song by Erykah Badu, one of my favorite Pisces Moon artists.

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6 Celebrities: Aquarius New Moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

The New Moon [which occurs every month when the Moon joins together with the Sun in the same sign] is a moment of dark, concentrated stillness that is ripe for conception, just the like the fertile soil into which we plant seeds. It is the time of potential, possibility, and the promise of growth, when the lunar light begins to increase [until it reaches full illumination approximately two weeks later].

When a baby is born on a New Moon, he or she will internalize this refreshing, focused qualities of this cosmic initiation, specific of course to the sign occupied by our luminaries [aka Sun & Moon]. Here are 6 famous examples of Aquarius New Moon children…

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Watch what happens when talk show host Arsenio Hall [the first black host of late night TV show] is interrupted by a gay rights protest in 1991. Aquarius rules issues of humanity, equality, and protest. Minorities, underdogs, and outsiders are represented by Aquarius, the sign that exists on the fringe of society, far from center. It’s also worth noting that the element of surprise is Aquarian.

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Motifs: Atlantic City, NJ [#SuccessfulSuggestions]

In my article “10 Ways to Win 2017“, the first suggestion I offer is to “Establish A Motif”. A motif is a recurring idea or theme that inspires and informs a creative work, a brand, etc. I think the most powerful motifs are also the most fundamental.

For example, the city you were born and/or raised is an easy motif that can provide enough specificity to fuel an entire career. After all, one is a product of one’s origin, and one’s origin will always influence the trajectory of one’s life.

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Here is a personal example of how I use my hometown of Atlantic City as a motif by identifying all the fun facts that make it (as well as its inhabitants) uniquely notable. If I remember that all these bullet points live within me regardless of the distances I travel, I will have a reference point that enriches my every expression with the endearing clarity of autobiographical context.

Try to Establish A Motif today! If your motif is your hometown, what are some things you’d list that make it distinct, and what do those things say about you?

Aquarius Season Song: J. Cole / “Change” [#StarsAndSymbols]

Today is the first full day of Aquarius Season [that means the Sun is now, for the next month or so, illuminating the part of space that we have personified as & attributed to the Water Bearer]. Aquarius is the sign of many things, but on this day, as we shift into an inundating state of protest and confront intolerance on all ends, the revolutionary aspect of Aquarius’ nature is strongest in my mind.

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My intuition is telling me there’ll be better days.” promises J. Cole in the beginning of a song called “Change” from his latest album 4 Your Eyez Only.

People born when the Sun is in Aquarius, like J. Cole, are stricken periodically with strong flashes of insight that disrupt life as they know it by exposing the artificiality of social constructions/conventions and foreshadowing the reality of the future based on the variables/trends/ideas that are at play in the present moment. Because of the conversations these unexpected insights catalyze, we all pay attention when a Solar Aquarian expresses him or herself creatively. Continue reading

Ancestor Altar 101 [#SuccessfulSuggestions]

As I mentioned in my article “10 Ways to Win 2017“, part of my daily ritual is the regular activation of my ancestor altar. Last week, right before the Full Moon in Cancer climaxed, just a few hours before I flew back to Los Angeles, I set up an ancestor altar in my childhood home. My sister/cousin helped me film it, and I shared it on Facebook to an enthusiastic response. Who knew the remembrance of the dead would resonate so greatly in this so-called modern age?

The ancestry-oriented Cancer Full Moon has reached its peak, and we are past it, but I definitely wanted to upload this video on here for anyone who hasn’t yet seen it. Besides, it’s never too late to say hello to your long, lost loved ones.

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10 Ways to Win 2017! [#SuccessfulSuggestions]

If you’ve read my article “2017: The Power of 1“, you know exactly why everyone is so excited. 2+0+1+7 = 10, and 1+0 =1, making 2017 a “1 Year” in the context of numerology. We are about to embark on an all new 9 year cycle, and that is refreshing after all we’ve experienced from 2008 to 2016.

Since one article was not enough, I have written a second article,
a list of “10 Ways to Win 2017!” according to me: Nicholas Dumas Dillihay.

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  1. Establish A Motif

“Motif” might be my favorite word. I learned it from my first dance teacher, Ms. Lisa, in 11th grade. Ms. Lisa shared with us how she used motifs to guide and inspire her choreography, and she encouraged us to do the same. So, what is a motif exactly?

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The way I see it, a motif is a big idea that brings focus to a creative work through the use of repetition and variation.

Out of all years, a “1 Year” like 2017 is perfect for maximizing a big idea. When faced with a blank canvas, however, we sometimes tend to complicate a process that is best kept simple. I think establishing a motif is the smartest way to clarify and cultivate a creative intention.

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Imagine I’m a choreographer whose resolution in 2017 is to create a dance that captures the essence of pregnancy. Pregnancy is now my motif, so I might have my dancers start off on the floor in fetal position, revisiting this move periodically throughout the duration of the piece to convey life in the womb. Whenever I’m at a loss, which is inevitable for most artists, I can always return to some variation of that same fetal position, as well as any other action that evokes the pregnancy motif to which I committed myself in the very beginning.

What if I don’t consider myself an artist, but my 2017 goal is to be taken more seriously by colleagues, superiors, and/or potential employers? With professionalism as my motif, I might update my wardrobe to include a couple nicely tailored suits and a briefcase to replace my amateur-ish backpack. I’d most definitely streamline my resume and update my LinkedIn profile, in addition to cleaning up my other social media pages to reinforce my professional image. Instead of reading trivial fiction, I’d be ensconced in business-oriented self-help books from reputable masters. If I’m feeling super ambitious, I would go as far as enrolling in a specialized class to sharpen my skillset and show off my certificate when I graduate. See how much can be done with one singular motif?

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A motif is specific, yes, but there is freedom in that specificity that keeps it from getting boring or redundant. Motifs are focused but expansive at the same time because they force us to take consistent and relevant (but slightly varied) action, and this is why a motif can eventually lead to the solidification of a successful lifestyle. While everyone else is setting the same old superficial, flash in the pan New Year’s resolutions, you might just achieve better success by establishing a motif that speaks to the highest intention of your soul. Continue reading

2017: The Power of #1 [#SuccessfulSuggestions]

2017: THE POWER OF #1
an Intuitive Fusion Report
By Nicholas Dumas Dillihay

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If it feels like everyone is excited for 2017, what you are witnessing is the truth. As always, the reason is as simple as addition.

2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10. In numerology, single digits are all there is to consider, so 10 becomes 1 + 0 = 1.  Thus, 2017 is considered a “1 Year”, the beacon of a brand new 9 year cycle. What we began in 2008 [the last 1 year] has come to fruition and it’s time to hit reset. No wonder we’re so excited.

[Be sure to read my follow up article, called “10 Ways to Win 2017]

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You see, 1 is a number of pure energetic potential. Anything can happen, and it often does. Spontaneously. Think of the big bang. A raw, creative force, highly concentrated and infinitely powerful, this volatile energy vibrates at such a frenzied frequency that the rhythmic friction becomes a universe, complete and complex unto itself. This universe contains all of eternity and so it is full of active possibility, just like the number 1. Isn’t that exciting?

When 1 is the prevailing number, a new context is born, and nothing else matters except what is happening now. The form is unprecedented and the rules are up in the air. It is up to each individual to perceive the pattern, put a name on it, and make it work. After all, power is nothing if wielded irresponsibly.

Because numerology is an integral part of most mystical mediums, it might be helpful to do some lite interdisciplinary research in order to better comprehend the essence of the number 1 (as it pertains to the year 2017, which is a numerological ‘1’ year, as we have already calculated). Tarot, for example, is one metaphysical system that works with numbers in a pretty obvious way. Thankfully, Tarot [unlike the regular playing card deck] is also full of archetypal, illustrated tableaux that speak to the deepest part of the collective unconscious mind. The first card in the Tarot’s Major Arcana is The Magician. Because The Magician is Tarot card #1, it is an image worth considering before and during 2017, as its themes are likely to be particularly relevant.

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The Magician, as one might imagine, carries a magic wand in one hand. Wands and staffs are phallic symbols, just like the number 1, a similar symbol of externalized power. Magicians use wands to direct [and divert] our attention by shifting focus in order to manipulate reality. The magic wand is a tool of command and concentration. Every one in 2017 will be both encouraged and challenged to take control of his or her life by living a more deliberate existence. One’s actions are more effective when aligned with one’s aspirations, and one’s aspirations are fulfilling when they originate from a place of love, truth, and gratitude. Continue reading

gemini full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

GEMINI FULL MOON
December 13, 2016 @ 7:05 PM EST
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Numerology of the Day: 7
[12/13/2016 = 1+2+1+3+2+0+1+6 = 16 = 1+6 = 7]

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It took God 6 days to create the world, and on the 7th day he rested. Accordingly, 7 is the number that prompts us to stop, seek out solitude, and meditate on the idea of scientific perfection. 7 is also considered a lucky number. From the days of the week to the traditional planets of the solar system, 7 is a highly symbolic number that helps us here on earth make some sense of the the world we live in. Maybe that’s why it takes 7 years to graduate from the teenage stage of life, to process everything absorbed in childhood and reach some level of mature understanding. By the completion of the third set of 7 year intervals, the 21 year old is universally recognized as a legal, consenting adult. It’s a coming of age story that is liberating, but potentially terrifying for those who fear the consequences of their own free will.

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence: The Lovers

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As the sixth card in the tarot’s Major Arcana, The Lovers evokes the balance needed to unify life’s opposing forces, the best example of which is the fateful union of two stars that are bound by divine celestial orchestration to cross paths. The nature of such an encounter could go either way, but whether it is the dawn of an incomparable romance or the figurative golden apple that incites the best epic, the archetypal attraction depicted in this card has the power to alter the course of history.

As profound as it can be, a love like this isn’t guaranteed to last forever, although its myth might just be legendary. This energy is subject to changes of heart, clandestine love affairs, and the scandalous revelation of a double life. Paradise is as easily indulged as it is revoked by a higher power or, perhaps worse, coveted by envious onlookers. There is no way to anticipate how it will all end, so the only option is to be mindful of all associations and to adapt to the infinite variety of variables at any given moment.
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The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.

The Sun has been shedding light of the plight of half man/half animal Sagittarius, but what does the Moon in Gemini have to be say on the other side of the sky?

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Element: Air
Modality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Opposite Sign: Sagittarius
House Association: Third House
Day of the Week: Wednesday
Tarot Card: The Lovers
Themes:
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