2016: labor of love [#StarsAndSymbols]

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it takes 9 months to carry a human child. before the pregnancy reaches full term, there is a process that mother and baby must mutually undergo during which each passing interval is as conducive as it is crucial to a healthy delivery. from conception to labor, everyone has an idea of what it’s going to be, but one never truly knows until the infant comes forth in its big debut. funny how a debut can double as a grand finale. there’s a thin, thin line between the two, and it blurs. i don’t mean to trigger a contraction, but if you look down, you might be surprised to find how close you have come to that line.

as with the developmental stage of any creation, names can change from moment to moment, shifting the vibration of the still-gestating entity. even after it has been christened, the consciousness of the creator must ascend to a certain height in order to finally behold the essence of the precious life that is being fostered in the totality of its glory.

in numerology, the study of numbers as metaphysical symbols, the goal is reduce every amount to a single digit through the mathematic process of addition. for example, the number 39 would be broken down to 3+9. Since 3+9= 12, the next task is to add 1+2, which leaves us with a single digit sum of 3. Now that we’ve arrived at a single digit number, we can start to explore the characteristics inherent in this number, as each of the single digits have their own individual traits and connotations.

now, let’s practically apply this little numerology lesson, shall we? take this new year, 2016. 2+0+1+6 = … 9! That makes 2016 a year that vibrates in alignment with the number 9, the highest and final single digit number. what does it all mean you ask? it might be in our best interest go explore the symbolism of 9 in numerology.

number-9-on-ocean-floorsince 9 is the highest number [excluding, of course, double digits and beyond] there is a lofty quality associated with this symbol. imagine reaching the mountaintop and taking in the elevated view. even the air breathes differently up here. it’s not quite heaven, but it’s feels close enough to rub off on you and change your perspective from one of rugged individuality [in the vain of the number 1] to one of universal awareness. 9 is a heightened state of mind and the insights that one brings down to earth when aligned with this number are sure to be enlightening.

as 9 oversees everything from above, it relates to global affairs and matters that concern the masses. this number endows a respectable degree of leadership unto anyone who invokes it. because of this, popularity is an attribute of people [9 life paths], places [buildings with addresses that equal 9], and things [the year 2016] that resonate with this 9 energy.

as with the high stakes, “ready-to-pop” ninth month of pregnancy, the frequency of the number 9 is one of inspiring excitement. ruled by the action-packed planet mars, 9 is a zealous energy. when this number is in effect, the people of the world are motivated by the promise of big projects, especially if the endeavor is attached in some way to a humanitarian cause. speaking of attachment, the shadow side of 9 is its propensity to be aloof, ungrounded in the present reality, and disconnected from one on one relationships. just like the mother who could go into labor at any minute, there are simply bigger, more urgent concerns with which the number 9 concerns itself. usually those concerns are driven by visionary idealism and utopian desires. remember, too, that mars is known in the occult world as the warrior god, so it wouldn’t be farfetched this year to witness intensified strife on an international level. sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better.

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in the traditional tarot deck, the hermit [card 9]  follows strength [card 8]. after conquering our fears, weaknesses, and insecurities with strength [2015 = 8], this archetype comes to a place of inner confidence, assured spiritually by the all the tests it has passed. like the hermit card, 2016 might be the year during which you reflect on the past through a lens that has never been as wise and all-seeing as it is now. no matter how dark it was and no matter how dark it could be in the future, there is an inextinguishable fire inside of everyone that burns as a guide to illuminate the path to deliverance, stoked by the love of ancestors and dearly beloved family members who have passed in the past 9 years or so. in this immortal light, everything that was a mystery starts to make a whole lot more sense.

an assignment of sorts:

make a mental note everything of significance that you remember from 2008. better, write down a physical list. now take that list and notice how many of the major themes of your life in the present moment made themselves apparent way back then in 2008. finally, if any of those ‘themes’ are still unsettled, make a wish for and visualize your ideal resolution in 2016. think of these resolutions as mantras. how can you can claim them if you don’t name them?

if nothing from 2008 rings a bell, make a list instead of 9 unresolved issues from any period of time that you would like to finalize. wish, visualize, mantra, same as above.

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2016 is the year to wrap up all loose ends to reach enlightenment. 2016 is the year to come to a conclusion, because every beginning requires an ending [which is just another beginning in disguise]. 2016 is the year to reveal the labor of love that has been growing in the faceless, yet fertile darkness, finally!

daily 4cast: 6/16/2015 – gemini new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Tuesday
6/16/2015
Starring:
Gemini New Moon [Sun in Gemini conjunct Moon in Gemini] exact at 10:05 AM EST
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Gemini] conjunct Mars [in Gemini]
Moon [in Gemini] opposite Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Gemini] square Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Gemini] sextile Jupiter/Juno [in Leo], Uranus [in Aries]

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An unexplored paradigm of polarity is galvanized today. When you remember that no one force is naturally stronger than the other in terms of opposition, you will shift the imbalance to create a better balanced dialogue, and learn to identify the most appropriate correspondence between two distinct factors. Realize that it is possible to be DIFFERENT and at the same time stand TOGETHER, unthreatened by the existence of an alternative. Now is your chance to transcend the stress, strife, and disenchantment of duality in a celebration of polarized energy.

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daily 4cast: 4/12/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
4/12/2015
Starring:
Moon [in Aquarius] conjunct Ceres [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Aquarius] trine Venus [in Gemini]
Moon [in Aquarius] sextile Saturn [in Sagittarius]

Good companions are a god-send. Communicate your appreciative sentiments. Look out for them like the look out for you, because there are lot of people out there who suck.

If there’s a gathering, go! You are likely to encounter someone with a fresh perspective that could totally shift your orientation. Bouncing ideas could lead to collaborative experimentation, materialization of musings, or just a quick connection.

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New acquaintances might know somebody who knows somebody who could help you advance toward the fulfillment of your wishes, so be open to putting yourself out there and expressing yourself in a way that demonstrates your qualifications. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 4/6/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Monday
4/6/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Aries] conjunct Uranus [in Aries]
Mercury [in Aries] trine Jupiter [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Scorpio] trine Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Scorpio] square Jupiter/Juno [in Leo]
Moon [in Scorpio] sextile Pluto [in Capricorn]

There is something on your mind, but you’ve been hesitant to say it. If you’re not careful it could slip and cause a whole commotion, the very ruckus you were trying to avoid. Once it’s out, there’s no looking back, so be ready to stand by your word.

Fortunately, the atmosphere is buoyant with humor and provocative playfulness, so the likelihood of any significant verbal spars is small even if you say too much. Disagreement, if it comes to that, can be therapeutic, as expression is always better than repression. To be safe, dedicate a moment or two to meditative silence and stillness so that when you do communicate what’s been on your heart, you are able to speak from a place of total purity. The most important thing is that you radiate truth in all you do, because when you engage honestly with The Others, you have the potential to awaken alternative perspectives and provoke thoughts that could totally change someone’s life. Isn’t that a radical idea?

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Despite the interpersonal awareness that defined the recent past, you have little patience for people pleasing or superficial pleasantries today, which means that you will be you as unapologetically as possible. “Come as you are” is your mantra, and if they don’t like it, you don’t really care. Now’s your chance to live for yourself, because way too much time has passed with you putting other people’s needs before your own. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 4/4/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Saturday
4/4/2015
Starring:
Libra Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon [Sun in Aries opposite Moon in Libra]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Libra] opposite Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Libra] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Libra] sextile Jupiter [in Leo]

At this very moment, there’s nothing you need more than a helping hand. It may feel like you’ve done all you can on your own, and now you could use some assistance, or a referral, or a co-sign to make it real. You swallow your pride and reach out, but your initiative may not be received. I may be downright rejected [in that fake, polite way that drives you crazy]. But why, though? You don’t believe you’re asking for too much…

After all, The Others seem to be so well off, enjoying life’s most exquisite, exclusive pleasures as you look on from the outside. Your intention was to do it yourself and be the first, the original, and everything after that was supposed to fall into place. Now you’ve realized that other people ALWAYS play a part, and you need to connect if you want to take it to the next level.

What happens, though, when you’re not included? What happens when you’re not invited to the party? What happens when you are on the guest list, but you’re not even considered important enough look at the VIP section?

You’re not asking for too much, no. All you want is access.

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Maybe you have access already. Maybe you are one of the cool, or THE definitive cool kid. Maybe you’re surrounded by everyone you need to be surrounded by. If that’s the case, then what purpose do you serve each other, and are you really fulfilling your full potential when you come together?  Continue reading

multitask mastery: 7/20/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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two hands are required to keep up a juggling act, so it is best that we pray for dexterity this week. after all, nobody wants to known as the one who dropped the ball, especially if that ball happens to be plural. that would just be a mess, wouldn’t it?

the development of expansive concentration will prove to be beneficial. when trying to cope with the madness of multiplicity, we can strengthen our attention to the small stuff by infusing it with the higher mind of awareness. that way we are able to focus on the task at hand without being blindsided by that thing that has been creeping on us from behind to topple the balance we worked so hard to strike. most of don’t have eyes in the backs of our heads, but we can still turn around every now and then to check up on all sides.

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dimensions of attraction [#ScrambledArt]

the world is a different place when you’re beautiful

life just doesn’t look the same

these aesthetic souls don’t have to explain, nor could they

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aggresive dissolution: mars in pisces [astroloco]

Sometimes something happens– something so simple that completely alters your perception of the world around you, and everything within it. When you’re forced to adjust, there is no time for anger, although some people stay mad. Others will surrender and begin to find their center all over again. It’s a balancing act.

When Mars is in Pisces, boundaries are actively dissolved and with great effort. Energy is put into feeling instead of fighting, so we are actually affected by our experiences in deeper dimensions. The limitation of outdated perspectives is lifted, allowing us to see life through a new set of eyes. Soon the Sun will join Mars [as well as Mercury and Neptune] in magical Pisces. Isn’t that fantastic?

There is a line that has been crossed. Nothing will ever be the same now. If the leaf falls dead from the branch of the tree, why risk the disappointment of attachment? Just because it used to work does not mean it will work forever. Let it go. Go with the flow. Unlearn what you think you know.

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If haven’t already, check out this video of the Meteor that hit Russia. After watching it, I had to reconsider my conception of space. Suddenly, I didn’t feel so separate.