It’s harvest time. What gifts and skills have you nurtured and “grown” during this intensely transformational year? Aided by two powerful eclipses and Mercury retrograde, last month’s energy gave us the clarity to consciously experience a transformational shift that’s enabling us to see the “big reveal” of our life’s efforts.
2017’s powerful combination of forces have offered us the opportunity to discover new ways to use our natural gifts of courage, stamina, determination, and adaptability. What will we make of these new awarenesses? What will we become as a result of this new assessment of ourselves? The answers to those questions are up to you. My suggestion to you: meet this new view with open eyes and unflinching personal honesty. Rather than rigorously analyzing your situation or searching for answers, simply allow yourself to live in the question; the answers will come to the surface on their own. Yes– it’ll be uncomfortable, but it’s how the process works and you and the results are worth it.
When I first wrote these words, I had no idea how true they were: 2017 will bring big changes, many fraught with turbulence and previously unthinkable occurrences and events. We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear– and then, we must do them.
Throughout the rest of this year, allow yourself to discover and embrace the wisdom of a new archetype/teacher who resides within you. This archetype/teacher is ageless, limitless, and infinite and belongs to no gender, class, race, or religion. Its gift of priceless, earthy, compassionate, wise, truth comes from the experience of living. As you allow yourself to discover and embrace this new wisdom, you’ll discover and embrace a deeper, richer aspect of yourself that will teach you to appreciate the do-er—you– from a more infinite, personal, and empowering perspective.
It’s your gift, your right and your responsibility to let the magical significance of your journey delight, define and inspire you. Envision without fear, ask for what you want, listen carefully to God, take the actions necessary to make it happen, and experience the results with love, joy and gratitude.
By so doing, you can look forward with fascination to the adventures, opportunities, and changes– expected and unexpected– of our exciting and oh, so interesting times with a sense of calmness and inner support.
Your message as you move through this harvest period comes in the form of a quote or affirmation. Write or print it out, put it on your bathroom mirror, the refrigerator, and the dashboard of your car. Be conscious of and contemplate its message and meaning to you at this extraordinarily pivotal time.
FOR ALL OF US:
“Prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance.” Nathan Rutstein
“What we allow will continue. What continues will escalate.” Katherine Fugate
Now, more than ever, this quote must speak to us and for us:
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open, and willing to let the new come to you. This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.” Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small,” Mary Webb and “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “An entrepreneur is someone who doesn’t know it can’t or shouldn’t be done,” Ruth Roby. You are like an independent business– don’t waste your time trying to explain why the way you live your life is important because “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22). “Mistakes do not cancel your potential,” Anonymous. You’re human; you’re going to make mistakes. If you make a mistake, clean it up and keep going– why do you think there are erasers on pencils?
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” Orison Swett Marden
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma– which is living with the results of other people’s thinking,” Steve Jobs. “Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” Eleanor Roosevelt
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) When asked late in life why he was studying geometry, Lacydes replied, “If I should not be learning now, when should I be?” Remember, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “Books go out into the world, travel mysteriously from hand to hand, and somehow find their way to the people who need them at the times when they need them,” Erica Jong. Now is the time to read these two books by Paulo Coelho– The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between,” Diane Ackerman. This is not only true about life; this is especially true about your life right now– go within and explore every mountain, valley, river, and stream of it.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” St. Francis de Sales
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “The spiritual path doesn’t require us to get anything. It’s a process of opening to new dimensions of who we already are. It’s a process of awakening to our own truth. It’s a process of allowing ourselves to be authentic.” The Daily Guru