Divination Message April 12, 2011 Personal Ego vs Soul Reality; 5 of Wands relates to Saturn in Leo

Our personal egos do not always reflect the reality of our soul/spirit. 

“What is good is perfect, and what is called bad is just as perfect.”—Walt Whitman

As consciousness expands, we increasingly recognize the “divine” in everything.  Then we realize that there’s really no need for conflict which only makes us weak and unhappy anyway.  Many life experiences bring us opportunities to deeply integrate these truths; that is my view anyway, but the ego-self thrives on disagreements and conflicts and victimization is just another ego-trip that is self-sabotaging.  It may not be a bad day to whisper a sincere prayer or higher mind intention, affirming that you will be assisted and guided to the highest expression of yourself today.

How do we sabotage ourselves through disagreements and conflicts?  Today’s cosmic broadcast brings a message inspired by the 5 of Wands (rods) in tarot.  When we want to “blame” others and feel victimized it weakens our inner strength.  Being drawn to engage in open conflict with others or the outer world on any level and believing this is the only way to approach a situation speaks to our own shortcomings.  Engaging in conflict and elevating behavior with another is really a reflection of our own inability to know how to communicate with others. 

The whole feeling with today’s divination message is one that can be likened to narcissism in a way–acting from an egoic or personality level rather than from the higher mind and the wisdom-self.  

 Lower-mind views of life can be quite narcissistic (it’s all about ME) while the higher mind views people, events, circumstances from a more objective stance.  Higher mind is more inclusive such as in being able to see things from a wider perspective including the rights of others and what is best for “all concerned” rather than just the little self. 

And the little mind or lower mind is extremely manipulative and sometimes this is in a very passive aggressive way.  Conflict happens in very undermining and underhanded ways as well.  Of course, it is all an avoidance posturing no matter which way you cut it—an avoidance to take self-responsibility that is coming from the wisdom center of the self and not the victim place within us.

The energy that is being addressed in today’s divination relates to the archetypical energy of Saturn in Leo.  Yes, right now transiting Saturn is retrograde in Libra and there’s a lot of relationship drama happening for the purposes of people being able to see themselves from a completely different place.  In other words, people are really getting clear about their own patterns and yes even faults if you want to call it that, god forbid.  We are seeing ourselves in ways that we’ve never considered before and egos are getting bruised left and right these days.  “Me?  Are you talking about ‘me’?  I’m not really like that, am I?”  We are seeing ourselves through the eyes of others and it can really shake us to our core, but if we can be honest and take it in and work with it, we end up being much better humans as well as helping the soul to evolve. 

Does it have to be dramatic and gut-wrenching?  Not at all, as long as we can remain objective.  Of course, ego wants no part of that since its always sure it’s right and everyone else is wrong.  The 5 of Wands (Rod) relates to Saturn in Leo like I said.  Saturn represents, archetypically, the boundary of consciousness—the boundary between the individual conscious mind and other levels of mind.  And Leo, of course, is overly subjective (all about me) many times and wants that adoration from the world and expects it actually.  At least that’s one interpretation of the Leo archetype.  In any way that our survival and well-being are perceived to be threatened, the ego will choose the battle but in doing so reveals its own weakness. 

Today’s message is about creating the space in consciousness in order for a wider, newer,

Pathway to Higher Mind

 healthier viewpoint to take hold.  That’s called having spiritual tenacity.

Any perceived outer conflict that is occurring in life now should be taken within or examined with the higher mind.  

One’s inner conflict out-pictures in the outer world.  Perhaps to accept this or consider this can help and then the motivation comes to resolve inner conflict through spiritual tenacity.

Center through breath and remember that Walt Whitman’s quote: “What is good is perfect, and what is called bad is just as perfect.”  Trust divine order; keep breathing, and smile—no matter what!  And do your very best to get your ego (Leo)  out-of-the-way as you let go of control (Saturn).

  PS—Saturn in Leo type energy relates to today’s message and interestingly enough, today’s transiting Moon is also in the sign of Leo.  So emotionally (Moon energy), this seems to be a timely message for today.  Suggestion:  ask to be shown how you can call a truce and work agreeably with others

Divination Message April 6, 2011 Energies Are NOW Prime for Creating a New Identity! 7 of Wands relates to Mars in Leo

Daily Divination Message — Energy is Prime for a New Identity — Don’t Fight It

How can we sometimes be our “own worst enemy”?  Do we sometimes fight against the forces of life that are present to help us in our evolution, growth and development?  Many years ago I heard Dr. Wayne Dyer say, “Bless your petty tyrants, for they are your greatest teachers.”  What he meant by that (I believe) is that the people, situations and issues of difficulty in your life are present for the evolution of your soul.  We are always, at all times (I truly believe) surrounded by caring forces, Divine Friends of Light, from higher dimensions of reality (whatever “reality” really is!) who are available to us to assist.  And there are some here upon the earth too.  Personally, I harbor the illusion that I am part of that force in human form. 

Today, the tarot card that inspires the daily divination message is the Seven of Wands (or Rods).  This card relates to Mars in Leo.  Currently, however, Mars is transiting through Aries, its own sign.  No matter, the message for today is about having the courage, despite perceived obstacles—which are really there to assist us, to create (Leo) and to live our purpose (Leo) in whatever way we desire.  Mars in Leo is a little bit about risk-taking and having the courage (mars), thusly, to live our dream (Leo).  Today’s divination message is to have the courage and determination to reach your goal with creativity and leadership!  And the energy right now can help you make that kind of progress.  It’s no time to bow out with the intense energy that we have in place right now.  (See yesterday’s, April 5th, blog post for more details.)

I can really see how Mars in Leo relates to the Seven of Rods (Wands)—can’t you?  This is the message being broadcasted today from Universal Mind or the Higher Mind of Intelligence.  Take it or leave it, but that’s how I see it.

Where’s the (Mars/Aries) activity happening in your life?  What’s being stirred up for you?  Where are you being confronted by Life?  Whatever it is, your soul has called it in for evolutionary soul growth purposes.

Mercury retrograde right now will help you bring up those issues of the past, especially regarding how communication (Mercury) energy is involved, and all the Aries energy will help you with the courage to deal with what was perhaps shoved to the side to address on a later day—the later day is NOW! 

And for the kitten energy out there, the gentle and kind and “I don’t want to rock the boat” type of mentality, you are now being given the energy to really stand up for yourself.  Let the chips fall where they may, you called in the current circumstance or person to help you do that.  We play (Leo) roles for each other—as Shakespeare said in ‘As You Like It’, All the world’s a stage…. And that’s Leo energy all over.  Wherever the Leo drama is for you right now, remember that you called it in to create a new start, a new beginning and to birth a new part of your self and your life.

In the 7 of Rods (Wands), the seeker has an opportunity to confront problems and obstacles and is gathering the confidence to do that.  All the current Aries energy will help us with sustained effort and determination.  Don’t lose heart even if you perceive this as a dark moment; be brave and face your fears with spiritual tenacity!

Energy is breaking free now and sometimes that can hurt—just like blood stagnation that causes pain.  Eat some ginger if you can and now here comes my appetite for a

Ginger Root

 Japanese meal and some beautiful picked ginger.  Ginger helps with circulation and that’s where the little side-show of this paragraph came from.

While I’m doing the ginger thing here a moment… it is also lowers blood pressure as well as improving circulation, is good for stomach upset (ginger ale) and arthritis.  There are probably other benefits of ginger but, anyway…

Now is the time to become clear about what is really important to you and now we have to be true to the self (the Leo energy combined with Mars that correlates to this Tarot card) and live what we believe, no matter what type of criticism we may have been fearful of in the past.  We all need to pull ourselves up by the boot straps, so-to-speak, and determine how to present ourselves in this new self-identity that we are creating.  In this new identity we are all creating for ourselves, we may not know exactly how it is going to out-picture exactly yet, but we  are getting the inner resolve pretty clearly and we know the kind of person we want to be—different than before.  It’s like an identity crisis, isn’t it? 

We’re all in the process of creating a new self-image and we are calling in everything we need to do it.  We just have to remember not to fight against it and to remember that saying from Wayne, “Bless your petty tyrants, for they are your greatest teachers!”

And  remember, too, that we are always surrounded by caring forces and to me they appear as balls of light that hang with us wherever we go and in whatever we do—give them a call sometime!  They are only a thought away.

Daily Divination March 30, 2011 Ripping Off the Masks! Ten of Cups; Mars in Pisces

 I love the way that the cards that I’m drawing lately and their correlating astrological associations are relating to the actual location of that planet and sign in the heavens on the day that the card is drawn and the blog post is written–like today!  It is very synchronistic that just now I pulled the 10 of cups Tarot card which relates to Mars in Pisces since Mars is nearing the 29th degree of Pisces right now!  That energy is culminating–more on that in a moment; but if you stumble upon this post at a later date, there’s still information in this post that applies to any day, any time, which you may find helpful.  Or the intention is that you will.

As a planet hits the final degrees of any sign, the energy culminates!  Last week I wrote about Venus culminating in Aquarius and right now (at the time of this post) Mars is culminating in Pisces.  As you read this post which describes how that energy works in our consciousness, you may like to ask yourself how Mars in Pisces energy is giving your life a kick, the last realizations that this energy combo provides before it moves into the next sign. 

Just a quick word on this whole culmination business before we begin. The 29th degree (where Mars is approaching—today the degree is 28 deg. 6 min) is called the anaretic degree, a critical degree.  It’s a release point being explosive or highly expressive. It can denote crisis or disappointment, some say; but it is destabilizing and very pivotal energy.  Hopefully, as you read this post, the energy will be described to you sufficiently.  That’s my intention anyway.  It’s like a teeter-totter energy; which way to go?  That’s how any planet (meaning any part of our consciousness) expresses in the final degrees; the energy is intensified and culminating and anything that needs to be realized will be. 

In this case, I really relate it to the masks that were maintaining a false reality being torn away.

 It takes courage to take responsibility for one’s immediate reality.  Many times people would rather escape into a particular illusion or delusion instead.  And sometimes they get lost in that illusive reality for years rather than deal with reality as it actually exists.  Today’s divination message relates to the Ten of Cups.  This card is associated astrologically to Mars in Pisces.  Mars is associated with outward direct forward movement and action and Pisces energy is totally opposite—passive, inward, all-over-the-place energy and non-focused.  If there were ever a “messed up” astrological combo, I’d say that Mars in Pisces would rank pretty high on my hit parade.  Almost like the energy of “Which way do I go?”  And all things being equal, sometimes in life if we have an “escape into la-la land” choice on one hand or another choice involving dealing with the ‘stuff’ of our life, many will choose the escape every time or some will choose it at least once in a while. 

I got involved with a discussion with my sister this morning about the catholic priest scandals.  That scenario sort of fits in with today’s divination message as an example of not dealing with reality and suppressing or repressing fact—escapism via suppressing or repressing a reality—in order to maintain appearances.  Hiding things, not dealing with things, avoiding things—that type of energy is what I’m talking about.  These things never stay hidden for long and our denial of reality doesn’t last.  Eventually, the veils are lifted and the truth rears its head.  Many times, it seems, the longer we put it off and the longer we try to stay in denial through escapism to maintain an image of one kind or another, the more dramatic it is that we’re hit with the truth of reality. 

Maintaining unrealistic fantasies create a temporary euphoria that cannot be maintained indefinitely.  We see it happen all the time and if we’re totally honest most of us will say that we have ‘been there done that’ ourselves.  We all want to be happy, just like the image on the card of the Ten of Cups; we all want to sit and blow bubbles and feel that child-like magic and fun.  But if we try to get there by falsifying a reality, denying the reality that exists in and of itself, our illusion and delusion eventually falls apart. It’s like waking from a dream.  And like in the movie Inception, we get a “kick”.

We’ve all had moments in life when we suddenly see clearly and realize how we’ve been pretending.  We wonder how we could have been in such denial for so long.  We may think, “How could I have been so naïve?”  We wanted that dream reality and denied our own intuition that was telling us that we were fooling ourselves and shoved down the inner voice that was trying to tell us something was off, something was wrong.  Disillusionment happens so that we can re-examine our desires and priorities and let go of attachments.  And usually that letting go brings us closer to our Self, makes us wiser and helps us to realize what we really want from life. 

After all, that is the purpose of the Pisces energy.  Remember, this Tarot card relates to Mars in the sign of Pisces.   Pisces is ruled by Neptune and those archetypical energies in our consciousness served the  purpose of dissolving all barriers and boundaries that keep us from what some would call Unity Consciousness or our connection to The Divine (The Divine Mind; Higher Self; True Self).  Releasing illusions and delusions and attachment to desires that are unproductive or unhealthy is the job of the Pisces/Neptune energy.

Inner balanced and equilibrium must be maintained if we are going to function in this reality and today’s divination message relates to getting real about the nature of reality and releasing attachments to the delusions and illusions that represent either escapism or the falling-apart-of or dissolving-of realities that were built on very shaky ground in the first place. We knew it, denied it, and now that which was always an unstable illusion is crashing and burning around us.  This may be true right now for some of us anyway and for those for which it isn’t currently, you may relate to this regarding an issue of your past. 

BOTTOM LINE:  Examine where it is in your life you may be denying something to yourself, trying to maintain the outer-mask or illusion of a situation that you know doesn’t actually exist, and ask yourself if you are simply trying to escape the truth of a situation.  Be careful of ungrounded delusions that are serving as a distraction.  Work with discriminating the true inner reality from the “pie in the sky” outer world delusions. Through the insight gained in meditation, you can pierce the illusion that veils inner truth and the reality of existence.

This is a good time to release mental fixations and take responsibility for the creation of your immediate reality—the veils are being lifted!  Clarity is a gift!  That clarity may create the dissolving of old reality structures and when those masks are ripped off,  it feels raw and can be painful, yet what opportunity for soul growth is at hand!  No more pretending, it’s really “get real” time and time to make new plans—plans or ways of dealing with life that are non-delusional and do not fulfill escapism desires.

Today’s divination message relates to the masks we created that were maintaining a false reality which are now being torn away.  And that’s really very freeing and what a relief!  We no longer need to maintain appearances.  You can be who you truly are and as Mars moves into Aries in a few days (April 2nd–over this upcoming weekend),  that action-oriented energy in our consciousness (Mars) will be very strong.  It moves into the sign it rules, Aries!  Any planet that moves into the territory it rules–in this case Mars moving through Aries–is quite comfortable and powerful there.   It functions very well.  Don’t be surprised if you start taking action in the areas of defining yourself in a new way that expresses your true nature more outwardly, via action, who you really truly are!   And my wish for you is this:  May that be the highest and best expression!

PS — watch for this in others as well; they will begin to show themselves in ways you’ve not seen before–good, bad or ugly– (or that’s my prediction anyway 🙂  Mars will be in Aries until May 10th, 2011, when it moves into Taurus.  Mars will need Taurus to chill out a bit after its trip through Aries.  🙂