We are living in challenging times! Following astrology and the updates of the planetary positions and constellations in the heavens will give you a superior perspective and more conscious choices for a successful, satisfying and joyful life.
Every journey starts from where you are! Positive thinking, setting your intentions is a start but not the end of the process. We do have to acknowledge the truth of what is because denial leaves us helpless and victimized by the situation. Using astrology is a very elegant way to become aware how your personal and planetary growth process is unfolding.
The Lunar Astrology
The Lunar astrology follows the path of the Moon through the 12 signs of the zodiac throughout the month. Approximately every 2 ½ days the Moon enters a new sign and with it a different emotional focal point and perception. The awareness of the Moon position and strength in her waxing and waning from Full Moon to New Moon can give you more compassion with yourself and your always changing inner feelings. The inner emotional change is constant and impermanence is part of our human life.
The Energy Cycle of Life – the Zodiac
Astrological signs are a beautiful way to represent the changing, cyclical patterns of energy that we all feel as we go through life. Each segment of our life—whether it’s a day, a week, a month, or a year—and our life as a whole, has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
These time periods have very different energy qualities. At 7:00 a.m. we feel full of energy and ready to begin our day. By 10:00 p.m. we look forward to restful sleep to recharge our energy. Monday feels very different from Wednesday and Sunday, doesn’t it? In spring we come out of our hibernation and feel infused with energy. By November in the Northern Hemisphere we look forward to curling up by the fire with a hot cup of tea and a good book as we enter a slower, more contemplative period.
Each phase of the life cycle has its own qualities that can be enhanced by understanding the energy pattern of that period. The astrological signs will teach you how to maximize your potential throughout the year and in each phase of your life.
Contraction and Expansion in the Zodiac
When you look at the zodiac and realize it is representing a process of growth and unfolding to higher levels of consciousness through a constant movement from the energy flow turning inwards or more outwards, you might become truly fascinated with the ultimate wisdom of life unfolding.
The Moon was in Libra the last two days. With that our attention was guided towards our relationships and how we connect and communicate with others, especially loved ones. It was an invitation to be more conscious of the overall balance in our life with others; at the work place, with friends or family.
Moon Moves into Scorpio
Today we have a new emotional perspective to gain with turning our attention more inwards again. Scorpio has kind of a bad reputation because of his intensity and extremes he tends to experience. In the sign of Scorpio it is about learning through deep processes of transformation and letting go of the old structures, something most of us don’t really do voluntary. It can be a threatening and scary process. With Moon in Scorpio we get a little taste of Scorpio energy and a chance to open up for necessary change in our life. Let us have a look at more Scorpio themes:
Scorpio: Phoenix Rising from the Ashes
Oct 23–Nov 22
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Scorpios are powerful, intense people who pursue their goals with great determination. Once they’ve decided to do something, they give themselves over to it and nothing can distract them from their purpose. They are perfectionists, sometimes to the point of obsession. They are deep, complex, brilliant people who excel in their endeavors. Their single-mindedness can make them rigid and lead to black-and-white thinking. That lack of flexibility, combined with their tendency to manipulate others, can make it difficult to be in an intimate relationship with a Scorpio. Because Scorpios are drawn to extremes, they find themselves continually transformed by cycles of death and rebirth—such as the end of a relationship and the beginning of another. This is how they learn.
Venus Squaring Uranus
Venus the goddess of love, harmony and beauty is receiving new input and sudden electrical charges from the rebellious leader, the fighter for the underdog, Uranus. This might open the door for more willingness to make decisions from a place of oneness then from a place of greed, ego and personal power. A square is a pretty radical aspect which really pushes both recipients to face the truth. The truth is not lightly knocking at the door it is pushing it wide open!
You will not be willing to put up with nonsense, false promises or evasions in any area of your life. You might feel short tempered and reactive especially with the Scorpio Moon in the mix. Use this time to orient yourself towards your higher truth and reaffirm your intentions of where you want to go.
Mercury Jupiter Opposition
The Mercury Jupiter opposition on Thursday, July 30 might bring in an overload of new ideas, thoughts, information and new people into our life. It will be a mental very busy and active day for you which will leave you exhausted at the end. It might be difficult to turn down the dial of mental activities and find an inner place of peace and quiet again. So here is a solution!
Meditation is a Cool Tool
I have been a meditator for many years now. I usually sit in the mornings which set the stage for the level of consciousness I want to experience the upcoming day. When I meditate I start my day from a place of centeredness and connection to the divine. I ask for guidance and direction. I am receptive for ideas popping into my mind; you will be amazed how much more creativity will flow into your life with a regular meditation practice.
But lately I have become aware it is not enough any more to just sit in the morning, I have to do that in the late afternoon as well, after my work is done, to be able to turn off my monkey mind, who has been all over the place throughout the day.
When I turn off my computer after a busy day, I need to take the time and sit for 20 minutes and allow myself to settle inwards again, and find that inner place of peace and centeredness. If you already have a meditation practice you know what I am talking about.
There are many approaches to meditate and I will introduce today one I love dearly because of my passion for gemstones and what they have to offer. I also love that I can lie down on my back after a long day and really love that sinking into myself. Check it out!
- Meditate with Crystals or Gemstones
The most well known way for meditation with gemstones is to lie down and place one or several stones onto your body or around it. Crystals are wonderful to place on your third eye, (between your eye brows) or anywhere on your body where you want to discharge negative energy or blockages and bring in the power of healing light. You will feel fresh and renewed afterwards.
Because of the perfect crystal structure and alignment of the crystals they have the unique gift helping us with deepening our meditation and relaxing the mind. You are using the frequency of the specific gemstone to help balance you relating to the chakra it relates to color wise.
If you want to find out more about the relationship between gems and chakras or meditation with healing gemstones go to my website http://www.JewelryandGemsforSelfdiscovery.com where you can find more articles and information about that subject in my book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul.
For the purpose of calming your mind you might use any blue or violet stones you have like Lapis Lazuli or Amethyst. But a Quartz Crystal or a Herkimer Diamond will be a great companion for that as well. The Herkimer Diamond has a special place in my heart because this double terminated, well shaped, crystal clear, magnificent gem is especially good in realigning the flow between the left and right hemisphere of your brain. And after a day at the computer you can expect yourself to be out of whack.
And – sometimes I just like to sit with a cup of tea and contemplate without the formal intention of meditation. I hope I have inspired you to find your own form of meditation to nourish your soul. I would love to hear back from your about your experiences and wish you a wonderful journey.
If you enjoyed this post, I invite you to come and visit my Astrological Signs Weather Report & Healing Gems Blog where I discuss the universal, astrological forces and inspire you to use them wisely for a successful and joyful life.
Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.
Astrologer, Jeweler and Author