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Hello. Happy Moon-day.

The new moon was on Sunday, in Cancer, coupled with another Solar Eclipse. I received an eblast from her site, part of the message is below.

Solar Eclipse Message

Image Courtesy of Nasa.gov

“Sunday, July 11 at 12:40 PM PDT, there is a major Solar Eclipse! Eclipses are always important turning points/stepping stones into a whole new level of reality, but this one brings unprecedented changes. It is truly about clear endings and exciting new beginnings.

We could have felt pretty spacey in the past few days, forgetting major appointments, having our head in a completely different place than what was required of us to keep our lives on track, we could have experienced body pains and headaches and alternatively increased and lowered energy levels… We were just already in tune with the huge shift of consciousness that is taking the planet by storm.

Our generosity towards others increases. We could be attracted to a whole new group of friends. We are more idealistic and committed to global humanitarian causes. Great fortune is likely to occur. Any endeavor related to corporate money, educational or religious institutions is beneficial. The sudden healing of an illness or an emotional situation that has been creating much grief, could unexpectedly occur as we let go of  deep seated fears and old behavioral patterns that no longer serve us. An unplanned trip could  help us realize long term dreams and completely transform our lives by opening us to a whole new understanding of what is truly important.

It may be interested to remember what happened in our lives around July 11, 1991 and January 9, 2001 when there were eclipses very close to this eclipse at 19º24’ Cancer. What we are now likely to experience is expanding on what happened then.

Love features prominently in this chart. We seek a relationship in which there is a strong soul connection. We could also find ourselves in emotional situations that bring to the surface very strong feelings enabling us to see our wounds and giving us the chance to heal them. We need passion and inspiration and as we learn to balance romance and personal power, we experience the inner marriage of the feminine and the masculine within us, a joining of the Sun and the Earth inside our own being which in turn makes us radiate more light and joy.

~Michelle Karén M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
www.MichelleKaren.com

Watch the Solar Eclipse here.

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I want to add an addendum with the moon on that one too. Moon was new in Cancer and naturally is transiting the week through the zodiac but I’m feeling emotional (Cancer), dramatic (Leo), and picky/critical (Virgo).  We may have moved out of the moon and its Cancerian phase but I think that the energies of the new moon can have a resonating effect (strongly) for three days after the event. Considering it was a solar eclipse… I’m thinking maybe that we should consider this emotional and creative energy of Cancer and it’s effect on not only our Sun sign but its lunar path through Leo and Virgo.

In short, I would urge you to feel your emotional self out a little bit and through the emotional intelligence work with that directive you perceive on one of three things: Love, creativity, or domestic issues (home, cleaning, organizing, decorating). Don’t get picky with your friends, partners, associates, family members and remember the moon is transiting Leo before moving to Virgo. Do not be a drama queen.

Tarot Weekly

The Sun in Reverse is our card for the week. There is a subtleness to this light, like the late sun in the Northern Hemisphere, bluish in the evening, lacking some of the warmth that we may feel from it as it sets late in the evening. We’re not focusing on the setting sun, but the light of that sun in its late stage of the day. There is a similarity in the energy moving through for us at this time, a hint to take some of this emotional energy from the new moon and note with our senses (intuitive / emotional) the light that still remains, focused specifically on matters we were attempting to get a handle on last week (Uranus, ‘restlessness, dissatisfaction’, with the Chariot’s answers). There was a call to take charge of a potential run-away-cart and assert some balance between the inner and outer worlds while the universal energies attempted to stir up some change.

Yeah, fun.

There is resonance of that at work, still. Last weeks pull is shining through in whatever balance that you achieved for yourself. The message may be, as of yet, unrefined, or simple and we may want to dwell on details that we should experience, or be working out creatively “in process” and not mentally, or in abstract.

The Sun (R) is then empowered by two cards, Ace of Cups, and Nine of Pentacles (R).

The emotional / intuitive “attunement” to the message of the Sun (R), highlighted by the Ace of Cups. It’s not quite mature but the impulse is there to follow it and if heeded, the subtle light will become more refined. There is also a note about the word used, attunement. This is a chosen word for the lighter realm energy coming through on the wane, there is a special call for healers now and you may find, if you tune into this light, that there will be a few tweaks and adjustments to some of your work. Again, feel it emotionally, not mentally, allow your watery body to vibrate with this subtle transmission and the real inner answer will become clear.

Center at your heart.

This is no time for laziness or think to our self that we can “get to this later”. If you mastered the message from the Chariot, the electro-pop that Uranus gave us, then this should only be a matter of a little self-discipline. Get centered. Tune in. Listen. Vibrate. Carry on. Any sense of security that we may feel is missing, will be eclipsed by the inner work you do. On a very minor note, while you are in meditation, ask if there are any people in your life who appears attached to you that could be suckling at the teat of your inactivity. I’m not saying they are “bad folks” but it may behoove you to seek some answer that will allow you to shift the dynamic of your relationship into a more active, healthy, connection that will serve you both. I recommend stepping off the dramatic “black or white” attitude / edge and look at things from the refined light, how can I improve this relationship?

Meditation

Whatever form of meditation that you use, get centered, get relaxed, and go within. When you have achieved your deepened state it may be helpful to integrate some of the following images into your attunement.

  • The Sun low on the horizon. A blue-white, almost snowy ground, sparse, windy. The air is cool, the sun is warm when it touches you. Though it is present, it is distant. The sky is clear, inviting.
  • Clearly there are images and shapes manifesting in the light around the sun, in the sky which is so clear. They are emanating from the sun’s light and become clear, when you feel them, on the blue of the sky. You cannot make them out but by feeling the shapes, the lines, the contours, the memory and emotion you evoke, they become clear.
  • Focus on the feeling, after the dance and play of images focus solely on the sun small in the sky of blue. Blue like water, sun like white fire, a beautiful tapestry of images that contain the message for you in the sky. Feel the water in your body tune to that center in the sky, feel the messages you are receiving become emotionally clear.

Contemplate this message first. You may feel an urge to suddenly work on someone else but do not. Generally speaking this is a pull inward and then outward. If after you have emotionally settled on the energy and found your cusp of comfort in this transmission and the information that it stirs within you, then you may find that administering that inner light to others around Wednesday – end of week, to those who are truly in need will fit into the grander design of feeling and attunement.

This is when our inner talents can then shine in the path of service.

I hope that this finds you well.

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Be well,

Scott K Smith
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Welcome back.

This weeks Tarot pull had a little surprise in the spread, two major arcana when we were only expecting one. Yes somehow the hanged man snuck into our reading, in reverse.

Monday July 5th, 2010

I think the meaning of this weeks pull and flow made sense almost immediately this morning. Lying in bed with the light of the morning peeking in through slivers in the curtains somewhere between waking and sleeping I did some journey work and traveled in to the inner world. The outer world felt like it was fighting against my drive to unfold. Horns on the street. Someone with a boom box playing the craziest rap song I’ve ever heard at top-level down on the street. A truck. B begins to toss and turn.

I rise after B grabs some coffee for us and I turn to my creative space to pull cards. I feel the hands of spirit there with me as I shuffle the cards and ask for the weekly reading. Good. Feels good with strong lunar influences, sourcing the light in the reading. Candles lit, curtains fluttering slightly, incense wafting up to fill the space. BAM television blares on and of all things, Hassellbeck from The View… annoyed.

Cards pulled I draw myself over to the computer to write the post and put on my favorite station on Pandora, Yullunga. B tells me that he’s lost his phone. The day is calling. I am out the door to visit friends and do a little tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

There is a force in the air for action! A drawing to pull together opposing forces. Tension. The Chariot!

Two other cards fall together into the reading, the Hanged Man (R), and the King of Wands (R). The world is the distraction, or the distraction is in turning away from the world… and passion of passions that moves to frustration or a flame that burns to fierce, a one shot man. Be careful with any frustrations and/or drives in either direction. The pendulum of opposites can swing wide, almost magnetic under these new auspices brought about by the Uranus retrograde.

And that seems the energy. I tide of pulling that draws us out of last weeks watery introspection, feeling, lifting, and even transfiguration. A summer thrust bound to the Chariot, Sun and Moon, asking us to balance the drive for inner work and the call of living that can suddenly seem at odds. And when we are at odds, out of alignment with left and right, black and white, the King of Wands (R) comes into play. Our passion could turn to aggression when we do not honor the call we feel.

This week watch out for two forces that will be tugging at you. The outer life: Social gatherings, work, friends, family, events and things to do. The inner life: Meditation, contemplation, alone time, and even some of the projects and issues that have tugged at your inner fundamentals.

Uranus has changed direction and Mercury has skiddled out of Cancer, who’s concern is more nurturing, home oriented and fond of creature comforts. Today, July 5th, Uranus went retrograde as well which can stir some restlessness and dissatisfaction. The planet demands change, innovation, and it’s often radical, highlighting the Charioteer and his message of self-assertion around a union of opposites and finding the balance point between these two forces that show themselves as an inner and outer pull at this time.

It would be a good week to practice moving meditation, or finding your zone in sports. A call to find your center of peace at a game, in the bar, out on town while the world is wild around you.

Maria DeSimone, at Tarot Blogs, writes:

I’m going to start calling Uranus “the big tease” – at least for the rest of 2010. On May 27th we got a taste of Uranus in Aries. His energy has been invigorating (to put it mildly).But Uranus just wanted to give us a little glimpse into what life would be like in Aries. On July 5th he’ll turn retrograde and by August 13th he’ll descend back into Pisces, finishing up his lessons there. Prepare yourself for a loud roll of thunder first.When Uranus turns retrograde it tends to act as an explosive burst in the collective of any repressed rebellious tendencies. If you’ve been doing your best to temper that urge for erratic, overpowered “me, me, me” expression, then the very act of Uranus changing direction might cause you to lose control. Perhaps you’ve been trying to filter all this Uranus in Aries energy up until now. Perhaps you haven’t gone off the deep end, risking it all in the name of empowered individuality. Well, if you haven’t, you might just wake up now. If there’s a significant block or feeling of captivity in your life that impedes your personal development, it’s likely that the days surrounding the retrograde will cause you to revolt. This doesn’t have to automatically mean anything negative — in fact, it could feel quite liberating.Remember, that’s the point of Uranus — to liberate and awaken. If you haven’t realized that Uranus in Aries will require you to claim your most independent expression of self then perhaps his retrograde motion will do you a favor. The alarm clock won’t stop ringing in your ears now. No matter how hard you try to ignore it, Uranus will be relentless in your psyche during the retrograde cycle. I challenge you to consider how you want to harness this energy when it returns full force in March 2011. Who do you think you are?

Our little reading for the week is the prequel to a larger story about self-expression. I think we would all be wise to mind it.

I hope that this finds you well.

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Be well,

Scott K Smith
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Good morning.

Tarot Weekly: Monday, June 28th – Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Before I begin the Tarot Weeklies I wanted to express a few things about the nature of the work, and the purpose (vision). We know that there are different levels of energy, magick, and expression. Some are more spiritual and abstract, some more practical and directly influence the work we do here in this world. There are strengths and weaknesses in those workings, as we’ve seen in various forms there are energies that are stronger in the physical, affecting out blood and bone. These energies have little influence over the organizing intelligences of the lighter energy fields. That said these “lighter energies” (spiritual energies) gather a greater intelligence and can affect powerful organization on the denser energy of the body, but unless they can convince these “denser energies” to cooperate with the changes we wish to see (like our health for example), not much of what we want occurs.

I think one system that shows a perfect example of how the physical and spiritual energies interact, is Reiki. The power of Reiki (Lighter Energy) isn’t in it’s ability to heal, but to influence and let the body (denser energy) which has the greatest power to mend but needs an organizing influence to do so. Reiki moves in from subtle levels and through hands, or distance work, the energy begins to work on the denser energies of the physical and help us to shift back into a natural and healthy state of being. The Reiki cannot carry out healing, correcting the body’s health, without the bodies innate ability to regenerate and fight off illness. Regardless if the body in a state of shock, pain, illness, if it cannot organize the energies of the organism, it cannot create the healthy change that it needs.

This is where Reiki can be essential in a healing process if the body is already healing it can allow the natural intelligence with the directive and vitality that it needs. If conditions are more severe the Reiki will help shift that innate mind back in the right direction.

Why is this important for the weekly Tarot reading?

Naturally this *waves hands around my blog space* is all from my perspective, but it looks to me that the world is in a place, as a body organism, that is in need of corrective healing energy. By the world I mean, us and those that live in it. The energy we as a species generates through our thoughts, works, actions, and words. We have tremendous power as a people (generally speaking) but we’re “all over the place”… Which I suppose is our way. We fight, we love. We create, we destroy. We conserve, we burn up energy like it will always be available to us. We do these things because we can, or sometimes because we believe that something has a greater priority either by fearing it or championing it, and acting from that place. And the world keeps turning…

I believe that our purpose here on this planet is not only to live in harmony with it, naturally, but also as human beings we have the power to help each other by shifting our consciousness, so that regardless of our practice we can learn to acknowledge the tremendous power we actually have and our responsibility to all our relations.

That’s the path I follow. I shift my consciousness to the here-now while accessing the lighter energies, spiritual influences, to create the shift in the world around me. I don’t mean like shifting the war in Iraq, although enough of us probably could, I mean creating change in the relationships around me. The relationships we carry with each other, friends, family, associates. Our relationship with food, our environment, plants, animals, and nature. Our relationship with our self.

These three paths of relating are essential for survivability. Daily, they are the relations that we interact with (on some level). The way that we interact with our relationships is how we can gauge the focus of our consciousness. Knowing our focus we can then plumb the depths of our watery nature and understand the emotional vibration we are sending out into the world.

You, yes you, like me, are responsible for your own energy, your own expression of that vibe you are sending out; and we can begin to change it by focusing on how we relate to others. This is telling of the type of influence we are projecting into the world. Fearful? Negative? Mean? Are we loving? Kind? Creative? Insightful?

Do our bodies, vehicles for our All, traveling through the world leave a path of blind and senseless destruction? Chaos? Beauty? Love? Do people fear us or engender us with kindness, helpfulness, friendship, and companionship?

This weeks energies are calling to us and focusing on tuning the mind into two frequencies, both dense and light, to see our own energy and explore the actions and emotional frequencies we are transmitting to others around us. We can explore this through getting centered and working the spiritual paths, our energetic and emotional body, and also by looking at the world around us, right near our hearts, head, and body to see how our relations respond to us.

Although there is an element of thinking involved in this observation your seat of power is really your emotional nature. This seat tells us two things, when we sit down in it and get comfortable. How we interact emotionally with the world and if we rule, or are ruled-by, our emotions. It also tells us what vibratory level we are carrying into the world. Our emotional self is like a vessel of water and it’s rate of vibration is indicative of what we are giving to the world. This is our temper or tone. How you feel is what you vibrate. Your vibration is the vehicle for all that you send. All that we do is a gift into creation, and it returns to you. The longer you generate your emotional energy the more you sustain the vibration you are creating. Changing the tone of that vibration can change the entire transmission going out of us and into the world, and this returns, affirming that shift in consciousness.

This shift affects the world around us as well. The lighter frequencies go out into (by being grounded) the physical world (denser frequencies) through our changed behavior. This doesn’t mean that we suddenly take on different morals or become different people, essentially we are the same person once we know who that being is beneath all the chatter. It is an opportunity to adjust our frequencies personally so that we can better communicate our joys, passions, loves, desires, and will for a better world into the world around us.

There is a great exercise in Awakening to Shamanism, the Path of Direct Revelation. Transfiguration.

“This Transformation of the physical being into light is seen everywhere as a spiritual rebirth in which the visionary becomes a luminous being who has access to the spirits and spiritual realms.”

EXERCISE: TRANSFIGURATION

Sandra Ingerman writes,

“To experience this divine state of your own immortal light, it is good to do some preparation. It can be experienced in a myriad of ways. According to Hank, many discover that it is like a tightly woven basket or cloud composed of lines or light that create an elongated, orb-like luminous field. For some it is the bright darkness of the void. Some will see this field visually; others simply sense utter peace and tranquility in which they often feel the light expand within themselves or perceive it behind their closed eyelids.”

The later, after you have readied yourself for journey work…

“It is important to note that in this experience you are not journeying outside of yourself into another world. You are actually traveling within to experience your inner light so that it can shine through you. Many people actually perceive it as a luminous visual phenomenon against the darkened field of their closed eyes.

You might begin the journey by repeating the following intention: “Thank you for taking from me that which keeps me separate from my spiritual light, my divine perfection, the source, and the state of oneness.”

(SCOTT: IMO you should feel free to substitute these words with whatever sort of intention that best suites your personal magickal / spiritual path).

“This intention at the journey’s onset tells your helping spirits and the universe that you want to transform the form of your body and the thoughts that fil your mind. This, in turn, will bring you into a state of oneness with your source, your personal creator, your god-self, and beyond that with the god or the goddess, the power of the universe, or whatever you wish to call the source of all things.

As you repeat your intention you wil find that your helping spirits may hep you create a way for your body and mind to dissolve so that you may begin to experience yourself as pure spiritual light. Keep breathing and experience this wonderful state. Soon you might feel a change in the change in the vibration of your body. You can stay in this state for the length of the drumming, or for anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes while you are listening to the music (See CD). This is enough time to truly give you the experience of transfiguration.

When we keep up our transfiguration work and have an experience of our inner light, we also start to find our eyes shining-reflecting that we have touched into the place of inner joy and inner wealth as the indigenous shamans do. In this way we bring more light into our own lives and the world.”

Awakening to Shamansim, The Path of Direct Revelation, Pgs. 171-171
Sandra Ingerman

You can practice this exercise or some other exercise that is more to your own tastes, or you can simply keep your awareness centered in the emotional body. Pay attention to the message of the vibration, and note how/when/if you can and should shift it to help create the beneficial, natural, healthy changes in our relationships that support our greater well-being.

Your cards for this weeks meditation have been: The Star. The Queen of Cups. Three of Pentacles.

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Be well,

Scott K Smith

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