Connecting Dots – Noticing Changes Since the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse
Adventures in Awareness Issue #16
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path.” - Steve Jobs, American businessman, founding CEO of Apple Computer (24 Feb 1955-5 Oct 2012)
Noticing Changes Since the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse
As I prepare to leave for 8 days in Brazil where I’ll be participating with coaches in two exciting events, I am still in the process of connecting dots from the powerful meditation I did at Full Moon. During that process I released all energies that no longer serve my path and purpose in this life, and invited the next levels of my being, my work, and my life to come forward.
Briefly, the dots I’m connecting so far are:
1) I have no energy or desire for drama or ranting - mine or someone else’s. This is excellent news for the interior cabin of my car in traffic and for my body, mind and spirit!
2) If something I’m asked to do doesn’t generate a feeling of “YES!” immediately, I recognize it’s a “NO” or a “NOT NOW”, and I’m peaceful as I convey my responses. Now THAT’S what I call work/life balance!
3) I am much more mindful and purposeful about being in integrity with my word than ever before and it’s so freeing!
Wish me well as I fly off to this Brazilian adventure in coach training, public speaking and my first ever keynote gig - yahoo!
CONTINUING THIS ADVENTURE INTO AWARENESS
What are the dots I can connect now that will serve me in expanding my consciousness further?
I invite you to consider this question and, as you do, notice what new awareness emerges from within you. And please remember to have FUN on that awareness adventure into the question, okay?
THE ENERGY SOUP REPORT:
Since we’re all inextricably interconnected to each other, our planet, and our universe, here are some of the energies we’re all swimming in together right now:
New Moon - Oct 12th 5:06 PM [Pacific Daylight Time] ~ remember that New Moons are times to go within to connect the dots and examine what has come to light since Full Moon.
The Power Path ~ This new moon is supportive of bringing pieces together to make a whole. Like working on a puzzle where you don’t know where a piece fits until you try it, this is a time to see what pieces fit. If they don’t fit, they are excess. If they do, make a place for them so they can become part of the whole. This is also a way to observe your priorities. The pieces that fit nicely are the ones that will continue supporting you on your true path. The ones that do not fit are distractions, connected to something old and unimportant, or belong to someone else. Be patient right now as many things are still in process and there are many unfinished threads that may have you feeling unsettled.
Stephanie Austin, EcoAstology ~ The next new moon forms on Monday, October 12 at 5:06 PM PDT (19º Libra). Every 29.5 days, the Sun and Moon meet, opening a portal of new possibilities in the zodiacal sign of their conjunction. This new moon in Libra offers a more transcendent perspective of ourselves and others. It shows us that everyone is both a teacher and a student; we can learn from, and offer something to, everyone we meet. Not only are the Sun and Moon in Libra, but also the North Node, Mercury, and asteroid Juno, spotlighting where we are currently challenged to grow in balance and fairness, understanding and acceptance. Libra teaches that each relationship — indeed, the entire world — is a looking glass, reflecting evolving parts of ourselves back to us, so that we become more conscious, compassionate, and whole. What we can’t stand in someone else is always a shadow part of ourselves. Likewise, our ‘better half’ is inside us as well, often in a suppressed or undeveloped state. Love is ultimately an inside job, a state of being, a full reconciliation of masculine and feminine, outer and inner, mind and heart. The more we integrate conflicting aspects of ourselves, the more love, peace, and beauty we experience and radiate into the world.
Madeline Gerwick, Business Astrologer, Polaris Business Guides ~ This month we’re blessed with two weeks to make clear, logical decisions or plan important projects. These dates begin October 2nd and this cycle (Mercury sextile Saturn) stays in range through October 15th. This is excellent for getting a plan together for your fortunate actions. Make good use of this! This cycle peaks on October 6th and 13th. On October 9th, Mercury stops and turns around to move forward again. Notice that word “stops”. This means the planet in charge of movement and communications is NOT moving at all. It takes time for Mercury to get its momentum going enough to move forward again. Although things will start heading in the right direction on October 9th, don’t expect delays to end right away. It takes until October 16th for Mercury to start moving close to its normal speed. It takes until October 24th for Mercury to get into new territory. So you have until then to finish redoing your tasks.
Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency ~ To be temperate means that you honour and acknowledge your desires and passions but you do not constantly rearrange your life according to the ongoing flux of those highly charged states! Temperance does not restrain; it guides us to be peaceful with what is, to discern what we are called to improve or to overlook, to have serenity of spirit no matter what feelings are invoked about the situation we find ourselves in. It calls us to contemplation and then to action. Not action based on expectations of others, not perfect action as we see it, but doing what we can do, at the moment and in the circumstances.
To develop and sustain a spiritual focus in our lives, while living in our ever increasingly busy society, this is the challenge as busyness is forced upon us. But you are the one who decides how the expectations of the outside world manifest in your life. You are the one that can choose to centre yourself in the calm space between possibility and manifestation; between rest and action; between process and results.
Sep 20-Oct 17 is the “Electric Moon [Month] of Service” according to the Galactic Calendar - its energies are Activate-Bond-Service, its Totem Animal is Deer: “How you labor is your own choice, but you must always live with the thought: I have come to the earth to serve Life, to serve the grand scheme of the evolution of humankind.” ~ White Eagle
October Theme - “Balance”
The Power Path - Lena & Jose Stevens:
This month we are striving to balance our lives in a way that serves us better and brings all the bits and pieces we have been juggling into a new and more balanced configuration and alignment.
Our faith and trust (themes of September) have been tested, challenged, pushed, revealed, expanded and rewarded. And now it is time to give up the struggle and surrender ourselves to the more natural flow and balance that wants to emerge.
The most significant area of striving for balance is between “doing” and “being”. This month become aware of your tendency to infuse everything with “doing”. Even when you pray, contemplate, focus on intentions, or “do” a meditation, you are still in “doing” mode. Receptivity needs be 100 percent if you are going to receive. You can only fully receive while “being” 100 percent receptive.
This is especially true when working with unseen allies or spirit helpers. We tend to ask for help, for signs, for wisdom or information and then often we don’t allow enough time in receptive mode to actually receive what we are asking for.
The compulsive obsessive mind has a hard time letting go into receptivity. It wants to track everything, know everything, and put constant mental energy into our desires and intentions. This month we are being invited to stop the mind and experience more balance. So become aware of your “doings” and discipline yourselves to stop occasionally and drop into “being” mode. Become conscious of the transition between “doing” and “being” and back to “doing”.
A good practice this month is working with Gratitude and Desire, Gratitude as a “being”, and Desire or Intention as a “doing”.
Some things that may need more balance in your life: Note: this is a VERY partial list!
Time for self vs. for others
Love and attention, too much or too little
Spiritual life vs. external responsibilities
Work vs. rest
Energy levels, motivation, inspiration
Physical and mental clutter
Adventure and new experiences, too many or not enough
Relationships and connections vs. alone time
Heart vs. mind
Acceptance vs. persevering towards change
Past lessons and experiences vs. future desires and intentions
And last but not least, “BEING” vs. “DOING” which of course refers to the balance between the masculine and the feminine as well.
Ongoing ‘Energy Soup’
Uranus Retrograde - Jul 26-Dec 25 - Stephanie Austin, EcoAstrology - Uranus highlights where we need to break old patterns and make a radical shift; use its retrograde phase to explore alternatives. Where do you need to be more independent and innovative? Where do you need to take a leap of faith? Uranus reminds us that in order for things to change, we have to change.
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