Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Sun in Gemini, 2012: Mastering the Mind

The Sun moves from Taurus and into Gemini on Sunday May 20th at 3:15 GMT.

The sun in Gemini begins with Venus having just gone retrograde in Gemini, and the Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse occurring less than 12 hours after The Sun enters Gemini! This certainly sets the energetic tone!

As I look into the chart I find my usual sense of feelings and themes is failing me. It seems that to be able to intuit the Sun in Gemini I must enter the mind, which makes sense because Gemini rules the lower mind.

I can sense a refinement of purpose within my third eye. What usually feels uniform can be felt as many vibrating particles making up the whole. The particles are in alignment, but each has an individual resonance and awareness. We are one, but we are unique. Now is a potent time for creating this awareness in the collective.

This eclipse, says Bernadette Brady, is a positive one that can bring breakthroughs in relation to work and ideas when efforts are made to accept what is. Accepting what is means accepting all of yourself, even the uncomfortable bits!

It is not possible to find your true purpose while comparing yourself to others. There will always be somebody with more knowledge and awareness than you, and somebody with less. Those who continue to look outside of themselves, comparing themselves with others are likely to struggle during this period. Comparing is a mental process, and the lower mental energy available is massive and magnetic. Trying to find any truth in the lower mind is much like looking for a needle in a haystack! Focus on being authentically you and you will not get lost in the sea of all thoughts.

Now more than ever we must become Masters of our Minds. Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini, was named after the only God allowed to freely travel between The Heavens and The Underworld. Mercury is the Messenger between these worlds. Instead of seeing our thoughts in a negative light or giving them all our power, think of them as being messengers linking the deepest and most unconscious parts of your being, the lofty heights of your spiritual being, your heartfelt feelings and knowing, and the inspiration of your higher mind. Thoughts are messages from your expanded being. Thoughts bring an awareness of what you need to know now to your conscious being .

Periods of not being able to think are a gift when we stop judging ourselves as being vague, stupid or brain dead. When there are no thoughts, know that you know everything that you need to be aware of in that moment! The drive to fill your mind with thoughts, and have an endless stream of irrelevant information going around your mind, is an old habit that our society has encouraged as being both normal and a sign of intelligence. Yet anybody under stress with an active mind knows that it is not comfortable and makes sleep and finding inner peace difficult. Trust that what we need to know is available to us when we really need it. Any information not forthcoming at the time is simply not important at that moment.

Thoughts can make us aware of what we need to release. Old belief systems and stories continue to replay in our mind until we consciously write a new script. Don't judge your thoughts. If you find them uncomfortable acknowledge them as your old way of being and create a new more comfortable and positive way of being by creating a new thought on the topic. I focus on what I learnt about myself and I tell myself that it was never going to be any other way. That moment was perfect, but I have no need to repeat it because I understand now, what I did not understand then.

It does not matter if the old thoughts keep appearing in your mind. Chances are they deeply rooted and so it must be released in stages. Just repeat the process and continue to be gentle with yourself by not judging anything as bad. They are just thoughts. There are no thought police.

If you write a new script that becomes obsolete and uncomfortable within a short period know that you are doing well and evolving quickly. You did not make a mistake. There are no mistakes, merely stepping stones of choice along our path.

Your thoughts become powerful creators of your reality only when your judgements about them create emotions. Many have said thoughts are creative, and they are, but it is more because of the feeling that is inspired by the thought, than the thought itself. Being detached from your thoughts is a great skill to master. You can learn to stop thoughts before they fully form because your detachment means that you are able to let it go without having to play it through. It is also possible to develop a sense of whether the unformed thought is a joy and peace inspiring one, or one that is out of alignment with your peace and joy! It is important to remember that the feelings of joy and peace are powerfully creative too, so allowing these thoughts to come, and revelling in the feel-good feelings they inspire, creates more joy and peace in our lives.  Mastering our mind creates so many options to choose what feels good.

Those persevering and trusting that everything we need is within, including the knowledge of our life purpose,    will be rewarded with further insights and breakthroughs during the coming months. Perhaps you need to release some old stories and belief systems around feeling worthy of feel-good feelings, having a happy life and realising your dreams and true purpose. Now is fully supporting such an endeavour! Go for it!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Scorpio Full Moon - 6th May, 2012

"I feel"... says it all really! How can you not feel when there is a full moon in Scorpio this close to the Earth?

For the last few weeks I have been very aware of travelling through a very tiny point of light with this sense that only what is in alignment with my true essence, my heart of hearts, my core being is able to come through with me. I have seen and experienced this point many times, over many years, in many different ways.

I have experienced sensations of travelling through it as though with my body, some 40 years into the future. I remember clearly the intensity that felt beyond anything I can describe except by likening it to that point of nearly unbearable G-force when you are on the brink of losing consciousness.

I feel I come from the other side of this point, and I travel between here and there in my light being with ease (perhaps that is one of the places we all travel to in our dreams), but we are attempting to bring our whole being, the physical included, through this "eye of a needle." WOW!!!

The thing is, and it is something that my experiences of this Scorpio Super Full Moon has demonstarted very clearly and very loudly...We can't take our "stuff" with us!!!

We humans are very attached to our "stuff." We carry it through lifetime after lifetime. We are dragging around volumes of stories, belief systems, thoughts, emotions....but it has to go, or at least put released from our thoghts and experience!

Yesterday I lay in bed feeling very peaceful and blissed out. After a little while familiar thought and emotional patterns crept into my awareness. I then experienced in flashes of insight the ways in which I have forced back down these emotions and thoughts. Next thing I was gutted like a fish energetically and the undigested energetic contents of my stomach were emptied into my awareness! Ughhhh not comfortable at all!!!

If I had known that was coming I would have expected it to be very painful, but it wasn't. In the past when I experienced a moment of facing my stuff, I usually went into fear, but I didn't. Instead I lay there and allowed myself to experience it, and I consciously watched it transmute, but that was my old "stuff." I expected the day to be pleasant, as I was feeling much lighter, but it wasn't!

Very old and long ago forgotten memories and connections made themselves known and I was fully immersed in the challenges of now. I could see how the forgotten long ago and the now are woven together tightly, and I spent an uncomfortable day crying with the emotional intensity and trying to think my way out of things.

Deep down I knew that thinking only created more "stuff." It doesn't matter what is going on, how confusing, upsetting and worrying it is. It doesn't matter how fearful, angry, anxious and despairing you are feeling. No matter what your story is, no matter what you have been through, what you have done, there is only one way through.

Finding your centre, your essence, your core being, your heart, your peace, is the only way forward and the only way through. They all mean the same thing. They are all in, and of, Pure Love. Love is the miracle of our healing, the only way through this gauntlet of Now, how to let go of the past, the way to ride the rollercoaster, the wild waves, the stormy emotional weather, and how to deal with the physical world and everyone in it!

You can "if" and "but" all you like, but there is no way around it. It's through in Pure Love awareness, with no mind to the stuff, or not at all! Pay no mind to the "stuff" and forget your past stories and they lose their power. It's like water off a duck's back if you persist and keep coming back to your centre. On the other side of the point is a higher vibrating dimension where Love is all in experience.

This Love experience is available to us here too, but we are challenged by heavier deeply entrenched patterns...

As we align to the Pure Love Vibration (that is Oneness and who we really are) our journey becomes more comfortable, even pleasurable, we experience more and more expanded states of our being, and we come to appreciate the joys and virtues of the physical, our bodies, our natural world, the cosmos, our heritage!

In this State of Love and Gratitude we are one with the "eye of the needle" through which we are travelling (like it or not) and one with the expanded Pure Love Dimensions that are our heritage, our past, our future, and if we allow it, our present.

In Pure Love there is no time, there is only One, and there is only Now.

So thank you divine cosmos for holding the perfect energetic vibration required for our awakening and transformation on all levels! Thank you Scorpio for your intensity and drive to explore ever deeper, Taurus for your lessons in appreciating the physical and the moment, and the Moon for your cycle which stirs and transforms our emotions, and your rulership of our stomach, which digests both what we eat and what we experience!

Next we have the eclipse series to look forward to... LOVE.