Softer energies are inviting us inward to hear our own messages from a higher consciousness as we can also feel stronger in our own truth. The Sun continues through Cancer and meets up with the Moon for the New Moon at 18 degrees on July 9th. It’s a lovely time to give yourself time and space to hear what is essential to you now. Mars and Venus in Leo traveling together from 18 to 21 degrees Leo from July 11 to 16th, which strengthens our sense of self and what we truly desire right now. Self-reflection is heightened, as well as being in the present moment to make the best decisions for right now. Much more to share in this week’s podcast episode.
The Cancer New Moon at 18 degrees opens up more potentials to trust yourself, your inner world, and your heart as the energies bring you home to what you need right now. The Sun and Moon are in various stages of conversation with Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, meaning we are feeling and sensing a lot outside of ourselves that can even make us feel defensive, self-protective, or hypersensitive. But when we give our softer side a voice, we hear more of what we need and honor more of who we truly are right now. Mars and Venus in Leo are now approaching their exact conjunction between 18 to 21 degrees, after going through intense connections with Saturn RX in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. Breaking out, breaking through, breaking the tension, breaking down – there is an energy of feeling your own power and needs even if you’ve been ‘locked’ in some type of power struggle or uncertainty through most of this year. This New Moon brings us back to honoring what we need with a growing confidence and trust in ourselves. Much more to share in this New Moon chart.
The subconscious mind communicates primarily through images. When we dream, we receive visual messages from deep within ourselves, from the places we can’t access when we are awake. But what if we could speak to our subconscious minds in return? What if we could transform this kind of communication into a two-way street?
With its primordial and universal imagery, the tarot deck can allow us to do just that: to intentionally and deliberately communicate with the subconscious parts of ourselves. This includes the parts that have been programmed by past events, memories, and experiences, which we often must rewire and reprogram with new ideas, beliefs, and affirmations in order to release old patterns and behaviors. Because the tarot expresses itself through mysterious and evocative images, our subconscious aspects resonate with the tarot’s imagery more powerfully and directly than our conscious minds.
Tarot master Alejandro Jodorowsky explains in The Way of Tarot that the true tarotist must eliminate the illusion of reading the future, thereby transforming the tarot into a psychological tool for self-knowledge. Using the cards for fortune-telling is a sort of parlor trick, and one that doesn’t do justice to tarot’s complexity and healing potential. The cards in any deck — the classic Rider Waite Smith, the Thoth, the Marseille, or a modern iteration such as the Wild Unknown Tarot or the Linestrider Tarot — can help us embark on a profound journey of self-discovery, personal and professional expansion, and healing in specific areas of our lives. The images and ideas depicted on the tarot deck reflect timeless patterns of human thought and behavior, passing down to us the great universal lessons that transcend individual cultures, religions, value systems, and beliefs.
The tarot’s Major Arcana — a set of 22 cards from The Fool (0) to The World (21) — presents us with an organized journey through archetypal figures imbued with unique energies. When we work with a deck and select a card intuitively, that card mirrors back to us where we currently stand and which strategy, choice, or idea would best serve us at any given moment. By absorbing, gazing at, meditating on, and working with a particular card, we can effectively send a message to our subconscious minds to activate, heal, increase, or decrease the primordial energy represented by that card.
Working with The Empress, for instance, opens us up to a nurturing female energy pregnant with creativity and receptivity. On the other hand, The Emperor can help us invoke the courage we need to stick with our convictions, to set healthy boundaries, and to better organize our lives. Through approaches including contemplation, intentional questioning, journaling, and visualization, each Major Arcana card can help us heal a different aspect of ourselves. Exploring all 22 cards as they relate to our own lives is therefore a productive and profound way to heal ourselves and return to wholeness.
Healing With The Major Arcana: A Brief Guide
All tarot cards are neutral. Some may ask us to work with our own shadow parts more directly than others, but the purpose is always to bring more light into our lives, to release what doesn’t serve us, and to become deliberate creators of our own realities.
As always when doing spiritual work, the first step is to set a clear intention for healing. We must use the tarot ethically and responsibly by only asking questions about ourselves, never attempting to control or pry into other people’s lives. Intentional questioning means asking focused questions, such as, “What do I need to know right now to return to my center?” or, “What kind of energy would be most helpful for me to release?” If we come from a place of honest self-exploration and alignment, the tarot deck will always respond accurately and provide us with the card that perfectly matches our vibration and answers our inquiry.
Below is a guide for working with the Major Arcana, outlining each card’s uses and healing purposes. You will add your own ideas and interpretations to each card as you work with them one-on-one. Tarot interpretation is fluid, flexible, and subjective, so this is simply a good place to start. I recommend working with the Rider Waite Smith deck if this is your first time, since its symbols are fairly accessible and it has been used as the basis for so many modern decks. As a caveat: there are no “positive” or “negative” cards. All tarot cards are neutral. Some may ask us to work with our own shadow parts more directly than others, but the purpose is always to bring more light into our lives, to release what doesn’t serve us, and to become deliberate creators of our own realities.
The following guide will walk you through the 22 Major Arcana cards in their upright positions. Individual readers must determine if they will incorporate reversed cards into their readings. In my personal and professional tarot work, I include upside-down cards because they add an extra layer of depth and insight to any spread. Generally, I read reversed cards as indicating an imbalance with the card’s upright energy.
For instance, if the High Priestess represents a strong sense of intuition and inner knowing in its upright position, a reversed High Priestess can suggest a resistance to developing one’s intuition or an excessive reliance on external knowing (i.e. other people’s opinions or ideas) in making decisions. Reversed cards usually indicate (1) resistance to the card’s upright energy, (2) a stagnation of that energy, or (3) an unhealthy excess of that energy. There are, of course, additional ways of reading upside-down cards. The reader’s intuition and skill must determine which of these categories apply to a particular card. Case Study #3 below demonstrates how to perform a reading of a reversed card.
The personal work I suggest with the following one-card readings is focused on the Major Arcana and its universal and archetypal themes. The cards in the Minor Arcana are more suitable for exploring day-to-day situations, and for assisting us as we navigate our daily experiences in the third dimension. When we work exclusively with the Major Arcana, we are able to access and heal the primordial core of the governing patterns and conflicts in our lives.
The purpose behind working with individual cards rather than multi-card layouts is to invoke the primary and unique energy of each Major Arcanum to heal a particular aspect of ourselves. Because the tarot is universal, we all contain the essential energies depicted in the 22 Major cards. Conflict, resistance, confusion, and suffering arise when those essential energies within us are in a state of imbalance (deficient, suppressed, excessive, and so on).
It’s important to work with the cards individually to heal as many parts of ourselves as we possibly can. When we add a second or third card to a spread, the cards’ individual energies begin to meld as they both amplify and dilute each other. In a multi-card spread, the High Priestess is no longer simply the High Priestess in her individual essence; she becomes the High Priestess + The Lovers, or the High Priestess + The Lovers + The Moon reversed. In other words, additional cards read in conjunction with the High Priestess transform its individual meaning into a collective one. The purpose of the exercise outlined throughout this article is to access and correct (wherever necessary) the undiluted, unique, primary energy of each Major Arcanum as it manifests in our own lives.
Individual Card Descriptions
0 THE FOOL helps us take a leap of faith, begin a new project or endeavor, and release any shame, guilt, or feeling of not being good enough.
1 THE MAGICIAN heals us of inadequacy and helps us release any fears that we can’t manifest what we most desire. Assists us in focusing our intentions so we can materialize our dreams.
2 THE HIGH PRIESTESS helps men and women connect to divine feminine energy. Stimulates and develops intuition, wisdom, and internal knowing.
3 THE EMPRESS helps us release resistance and become receptive to abundance. It blesses creative and artistic endeavors and helps us flow with the natural cycles of life.
4 THE EMPEROR helps men and women connect to masculine, active energy. It brings order out of chaos, awakens our inner strength and determination, and bolsters us so we may become the CEOs of our own lives.
5 THE HIEROPHANT helps us develop our capacity to hear divine guidance more clearly. It heals any remnants of negative patterns inherited through organized religion, culture, family, or formal education.
6 THE LOVERS teaches us how to fall in love with ourselves, and heals us of subconscious patterns of poor decision-making. It can repair and strengthen romantic relationships, inspiring greater transparency and clear communication between partners.
7 THE CHARIOT invokes courage and helps us put our higher self in charge of our physical bodies and experiences. It heals addictions and karmic issues.
8 STRENGTH helps us confront our inner shadows and purifies the subconscious mind. Strength assists us when we are afraid of making the right choice or taking the next step in any endeavor.
9 THE HERMIT shows us how to use our own light and wisdom to help others, and guides us on the path towards enlightenment.
10 THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE helps us with life transitions (i.e. switching careers, the physical death of a loved one, moving into a new phase of life). It provides focus and strength to finish what we start.
11 JUSTICE heals any sense of personal or global injustice. It helps us to accept and release past trauma and to let go of any tendency to play the victim.
12 THE HANGED MAN teaches us to let go and surrender, particularly when we’ve already done everything we can possibly do. It helps us achieve inner peace in the midst of difficulty.
13 DEATH helps us release fears of major changes and transformations, and assists us in moving along with the flow of life without resistance.
14 TEMPERANCE helps us to balance opposite or contradictory aspects of ourselves. It brings sanity, grounding, and new possibilities.
15 THE DEVIL helps us confront and dispel fear, and become aware of the areas in our lives where we are giving away our power. It heals us of the temptation to identify with ego illusions or blame others.
16 THE TOWER helps us to overthrow existing conditions in any unfulfilling or stuck area of our lives. It brings revolution and helps us build something new.
17 THE STAR is the best card to release stress and purify our physical and energetic systems. The Star helps us get back into alignment.
18 THE MOON helps us explore our subconscious aspects and achieve a deeper level of self-discovery and self-understanding. It brings self-limiting patterns to light so we may address them.
19 THE SUN brings total regeneration and returns us to a state of childlike simplicity and contentment. It dispels any sense of restlessness or dissatisfaction with life.
20 JUDGMENT teaches us that only we can judge or condemn ourselves; no one else holds that power. Judgment functions as a spiritual wake-up call, compelling us to practice forgiveness of self and others.
21 THE WORLD brings dynamic balance and helps us complete unfinished projects, recognizing our own achievements and celebrating who we are and where we are on our journey, without comparing ourselves to others. Brings closure to unresolved situations.
Case Study #1 — Career
In this scenario, the querent or seeker (whoever is asking the tarot for guidance) is a 40-year-old woman considering a career change after many years with the same company. She feels hopeful and excited to leave a job that no longer challenges her, but she’s also nervous about the transition and wondering if she will be successful. To become receptive to the tarot’s messages for her, the querent finds a quiet place where she will not be interrupted, sits comfortably, and takes 10-20 deep breaths, focusing on exhaling any potential resistance within her. She visualizes her heart chakra opening at the center of her chest, preparing to receive the wisdom and guidance the cards will offer. These preliminary steps are crucially important, since our ego mind will often try to interfere with the process of receiving intuitive messages. This is especially true if the messages we receive are necessary for us but not exactly what we wish to hear (for instance, that it’s time to leave a long-term relationship or job). After centering herself and becoming as open as possible, the querent asks the Major Arcana: “How can I heal my feelings of anxiety about the unknown and move confidently through this transition?” She shuffles her deck of Major Arcana and pulls The Chariot.
This card sends a clear message to the querent about self-esteem, confidence, and willpower. The Chariot is a card of movement and action, of taking the reins of our own destinies with determination. The querent is being advised to work through her self-esteem issues and to become an active participant in her own life. Perhaps she entered her previous career due to family pressures or financial obligations, but this time she is being called to make a choice from her heart: what does she truly want for herself? How can she integrate her true passion with profitable work that will pay the bills? This card — with its imposing charioteer standing beneath a canopy of stars — reminds the querent of the importance of putting her higher self in charge of her experiences on the earthly plane. The querent must work towards a dynamic balance between actively driving forth movement and progress in her life and surrendering to her higher, spiritual self to ensure that her action steps are aligned with her soul’s mission. Since The Chariot also helps us resolve issues of addiction and past karma, the querent is being called to heal any compulsive tendencies to control and/or worry about past, present, and future situations. She must learn to trust that the universe will provide her with whatever she needs whenever she needs it.
Case Study #2 — Family
THE HANGED MAN
The querent is a 60-year-old man trying to support his adult daughter through a number of health issues. His daughter is contemplating her options, including switching medical providers and undergoing a fairly invasive surgery. The querent is naturally worried and trying to counsel his daughter as best he can. To become receptive and release resistance before working with the cards he meditates for a few minutes, sitting quietly with eyes closed to consciously pull his energy away from the world and back into himself. 10-15 minutes is ideal, but 5 minutes will do in a pinch. Like the querent, we all have energy cords (I often imagine them as tentacles) attached to people, things, and situations in the external world. By releasing those attachments at least for a few moments, we can become more fully present and focused. After a 10-minute meditation, the querent asks the tarot cards: “What can I do to help my daughter make the right decisions?” He shuffles the Major Arcana and draws The Hanged Man.
The querent’s desperation and desire to help are natural and understandable, but the card strongly suggests that he must let go and surrender to higher power in this situation. The Hanged Man is a clear indication that he’s already done everything that is in his power to do; it is now advisable for him to allow his daughter to make her own choices. He must retreat, in a sense, and become a stable and grounding force not only for his daughter but also for himself. If he is tempted to lecture or convince his daughter to have the surgery (or not), he must practice the art of sitting on his hands and supporting her through her own decision-making process. The Hanged Man suggests to the querent that he must become a sounding board for his daughter and keep his strong opinions to himself, at least until after he has listened to her own reasoning. The querent could tell her he trusts her judgment and will support her choices. The lesson here is about letting go of resistance, control, and any tendency to play savior in other people’s lives. The querent must acknowledge his limitations: even though he feels he must save and heal his daughter, he must begin to accept the limits of his power. In addition, the querent is being called to cultivate inner peace and stillness even in the midst of difficulty and pain. He owes that to himself, and he will set a great example for everyone else in his life.
Case Study #3 — Relationship
THE STAR (REVERSED)
The querent is a 19-year-old woman who is currently dating a fellow college student (a 20-year-old man). She is attracted to this young man and feels they could have a solid relationship, but the man doesn’t want to commit. The woman decides to journal about the issue, writing about how she feels, what she’s currently getting out of this relationship, and what she wants to get out of a fulfilling relationship. The writing process helps her explore her confusing thoughts and feelings, and also leads to her formulating an insightful question for the tarot deck: “Is this the best relationship for me at this time?” (Note that asking “What can I do to get so-and-so to commit?” or “How does so-and-so feel about me?” would veer into unethical territory, since we can’t use the tarot to read other people’s minds or control their behavior.) The querent shuffles the Major Arcana and pulls The Star, reversed.
Immediately, the card’s upside down position indicates to the querent that her current relationship is not in clear alignment with who she really is and what she needs in this moment. The Star in its upright position is a card of total self-realization and connection to Source. The woman’s unabashed nakedness on the card represents her freedom and self-confidence; she doesn’t feel the need to hide any aspect of herself. Since The Star is reversed, the card suggests to the querent that she is not being her true self in this relationship. She feels she must hide in order to be liked or accepted. Moreover, this is a significant source of stress and will likely take an emotional and/or physical toll on her. In order to get the card’s energy back to its upright position, the querent must meditate honestly on her needs and desires and make the healthiest choice. The clear water on the card indicates to the querent that she must be transparent with herself and her boyfriend, and that her life will begin flowing more effortlessly if she takes the necessary steps to release anything that doesn’t serve her.
Reading the cards for ourselves is an insightful and fairly accessible way to begin healing patterns, habits, and beliefs that no longer serve us. However, if we’re dealing with major issues or a high degree of resistance, scheduling a multi-card reading with a seasoned reader is highly recommended. An experienced tarotist is not only an interpreter of cards; he or she can take on the role of spiritual advisor, therapist, wise counselor, and sounding board. Receiving input and guidance from a professional frequently makes the difference when we fail to make headway on our own illumination.
Further Recommendations For the self-taught tarotist who wishes to continue exploring the tarot, I recommend the following books: Kim Huggens, Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards, Llewellyn Publications, 2010 Rachel Pollack, 78 Degrees of Wisdom, Thorsons, 1997 Paul Fenton-Smith, Tarot Masterclass, Allen Unwin, 2008 Barbara Moore, Your Tarot Your Way: Learn to Read with Any Deck, Llewellyn Publications, 2016 Benebell Wen, Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth, North Atlantic Books, 2015 (for intermediate to advanced tarotists)
Josephine Hardman holds a PhD in English Literature and certifications in Reiki, Angel therapy, and Akashic Records. She is an intuitive tarot reader and the proprietess of Purefield Massachusetts, a heart-centered spiritual business in Shelburne Falls, MA, dedicated to helping people wake up to their true power, develop clarity and wisdom, and unleash greater abundance in all areas of their lives. Visit www.purefieldwebmass.com.
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MON: Venus quincunx Saturn, Venus trine Mars, Saturn stations direct TUE: Sun opposite Chiron, Mars square Saturn WED: Mercury sesquiquadrate Neptune THU: Full Moon in Aries, 2:05 p.m. PDT FRI: Venus opposite Ceres, Sun quincunx Uranus, Venus enters Virgo SAT: Jupiter parallel Pluto, Mars conjunct Eris, Mercury quincunx Chiron SUN: Pluto stations direct
THERE’S a storm a-brewin’. At times like these, our efforts are best focused in setting boundaries and staying calm. We realize that our main work is to maintain our balance, since we cannot stop the incoming waves, nor stem the tides that are turning.
The two tides that are in the process of turning are Saturn and Pluto, both of which go direct this week after being retrograde since April. When planets come to a standstill to change direction, we feel their influence more strongly — and in a year that began with the life-changing Saturn-Pluto conjunction, to have both planets at a standstill at virtually the same time makes this a pivotal week in a very pivotal year.
We can expect delays and frustrations (Saturn) this week, as well as more evidence of dysfunctional systems that must be either renovated or scrapped completely (Pluto).
ADDING to the complexity of these days, Saturn is tightly square warrior Mars as the Ringed Planet stations direct on Monday. If we’ve been feeling controlled by circumstances recently, the pressure of this square may feel especially oppressive. It represents obstacles to the fulfillment of our desires, and tempts us to drink from a deep well of futility, if we take it all too much to heart.
One key to navigating this square is to call upon the qualities of wisdom, detachment, and objectivity. The more we are able to keep events in perspective, and not overreact, the easier our passage through the storm will be.
A SECOND TACTIC is to take things quite literally one step at a time. If there’s an issue to be resolved, just find the next piece of the puzzle, rather than trying to figure out how the whole picture will come together. It will be too easy to go into overwhelm if we have that expectation.
Basically, we can’t see around the corner with a square aspect. We are mostly aware of the obstacle in front of us. That obstacle can evoke irritation at one end of the spectrum, fear at the other end, and anger somewhere in the middle.
Actions motivated by any of these lower-vibrational emotions are likely to backfire. If you’re feeling impatient, like you have to do it NOW or you will burst, stop. Take a breath. Take your time. Consider that it might be your instinctive reactions, not the situation itself, that are creating the sense of urgency.
IT MAY HELP to remember that with Mars retrograde right now, we are meant to be going inward to discover our true motivations. Certain obstacles may be in the way specifically to give us the time to reconsider where we are going, and why. We are also learning not to base our well-being on whether everything goes according to plan, nor on whether we feel our individual desires are being met.
One of the take-away lessons of this Mars-Saturn square is that our well-being need not be controlled by external events. Another learning is that the fulfillment of our desires may not depend on the manifestations we once thought were essential to our well-being.
WE HAVE two Full Moons on the calendar for October. The first occurs this Thursday, October 1, at 2:05 p.m. PDT (9:05 p.m. GMT). The Moon will be at 09°08´ Aries, with the Sun at the same degree of Libra.
Emotional responses are always elevated around the time of a Full Moon; with this lunation in impatient Aries – and with Mars, the natural ruler of Aries, square Saturn – we can expect that feelings will be running hot, but will not necessarily be channeled maturely or to best advantage. Given that Mars is retrograde, the anger that is released now may be the result of impulses that have been repressed for quite a while, which means that the response can be out of proportion to current triggers.
BUT, this Full Moon also represents a major healing opportunity, with the Moon just two degrees away from Wounded Healer Chiron. If we find ourselves acting out of insecurity or fear – the shadow side of Chiron in Aries – we are being directed by the universe to take a break, to sit with the part of us that is feeling these emotions, and to hold it lovingly in our awareness while we tell it that we understand, and that we’re sorry it’s afraid.
This inner child work, when done purposefully – and out loud – has a healing effect deep within our psyches. It is a powerful way both to help heal a fearful part of our nature, and to strengthen a part of us that knows it is competent and able to handle any situation that might arise.
MARS is at the same degree as the dwarf planet Eris at the time of the Full Moon, with their exact conjunction occurring on Saturday. The alignment of these two warrior planets is highly energizing, especially for those who have felt ignored, disrespected, or victimized by the ones who appear to have power and control.
However, with both Mars and Eris currently retrograde, actions taken under this influence may not have the expected results. The advice once again is to take your time. If taking action, be sure you are inwardly composed and in alignment with your soul. Our soul speaks to us in a voice that is calm and calming, even if it is guiding us to take steps that require courage.
JUPITER AND PLUTO are exactly parallel by declination on Saturday. This is a similar energy to a conjunction, but calculated based on their distance from the ecliptic (celestial equator), instead of according to their zodiac degree. Some astrologers believe that the declination is the most potent type of alignment, so this event is another important factor this week.
When working together with a higher vibrational intent, Jupiter and Pluto can manifest as strong determination and will. They enhance our ability to align with our higher destiny and support a passionate commitment to what we believe in. But, when used without integrity, they can also result in excessive pride and self-righteousness, and a relentless drive for power. How we use this energy is up to each of us individually.
PLUTO stations direct in Capricorn next Sunday (October 4), which means that its transformational energies are heightened this week and next. Throughout this year, Pluto (with the help of Saturn and Jupiter) has been making it very clear which systems and structures do and do not work. It has also helped expose corruption in governments and social institutions. As the dwarf planet begins to move forward over the coming weeks, it will be taking us to the next level of transmutation.
With Pluto, it is always helpful to remember that it is the planet of both death and rebirth. Its process is aptly symbolized by the legendary Phoenix, which is reborn only after being consumed by fire. The disintegration phase is a necessary step, and requires that we release what has been so that we can embrace the new life that lies just ahead.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK:This year, it is especially important to notice where you do not give yourself equal rights, where you habitually deny your own needs or postpone your own agenda. Libra is highly motivated by the desire to help others feel welcome and supported, but can sometimes be less aware of its own needs. Chiron’s influence in your life this year asks you to pay attention to when your mouth is saying “yes” but your gut is saying “no.” Give yourself the freedom and space to get in touch with what you really feel and think. Make the commitment to be as kind to yourself as you usually are to others. (Solar Return Sun square Pallas Athene, opposite Chiron, quincunx Uranus)
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WE ARE ENTERINGa new phase in this experience of transformation that we call the year 2020. The inner fears and outer restrictions have eased just a bit, leaving the emotional space for us to ponder developments over the last few months, and to reflect on how our values may have shifted.
Holding the space for us in this regard is the planet Venus, which goes retrograde on Tuesday, May 12, at 11:44 p.m. PDT. Currently several degrees ahead of the Taurus Sun, Venus is in Gemini and appears in the sky as our evening star. During this period of backward motion, it will cross paths with the Sun (on June 3), rising and setting with the solar orb for a few days. After that, Venus will become our morning star and will return to forward motion on June 24.
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are familiar with Mercury’s retrograde effect, which occurs three times a year. We are less acquainted with what happens when Venus goes backward, which happens only every two years. In essence, the themes are similar: review, reassessment, reprioritizing; but since we’re working with Venus, we’ll be applying this awareness to areas that the planet rules: relationships and alliances, finances and values, amusements and the arts.
It’s not hard to imagine the kinds of issues that we will be reevaluating over the next six weeks as social realms begin to be more available. Recent circumstances have put heightened pressure on relationships, on resources, and on the availability of entertainments and artistic offerings.
As we weave our way through this Venus retrograde period, we of course will be considering ways to rejoin these areas of life – but the more important questions to answer are, do we want to reengage, and if so, how fully? Do we want to reconnect with a certain person, job, or activity in the ways that we had become accustomed to? Or have our values changed at such a deep level that some of these prior manifestations are no longer a vibrational match with us?
OUR ANSWERS to these questions cannot be forced, but must slowly reveal themselves through introspection. On a cosmic timing level, we are advised to wait until Venus is once again moving direct before we make concrete decisions in these areas. We also need to take into account that for the first three weeks of its retrograde period, Venus is in square aspect to Neptune.
Venus is the planetary representative of the human heart and its capacity for love. Neptune symbolizes the higher heart of oneness and compassion. Even when the two planets are in hard aspect, they provide opportunities for growth in both of these areas. We are more likely to see the good in people, and less likely to focus on their flaws.
HOWEVER, there are also hazards involved with a Venus-Neptune square. We may not see another person clearly, and can over-romanticize, over-value, or take on martyr or rescuer roles. Common symptoms of this problem would be excusing abusive behavior because the person was “under a lot of stress,” or stepping in to save someone who really would benefit most from learning how to save themselves. In the material realms, a Venus-Neptune square corresponds with spending too much on an item or making an investment without checking on its actual value.
In other words, it’s a good idea to be intentional during Venus retrograde. It is time best used by going inward, by listening to the voice of our true heart. Every day, we can sense into our answers to these questions: “What fills me with aliveness and vitality?” “What interests me?” “What can I truthfully say that I love, as compared to what is merely habit?”
And, with the Venus-Neptune square active, we will also be asking ourselves: “How can I best express compassion in the world?” “How can I use my mind and my heart to make a difference?” “How can I open my heart so that I am a better channel for unconditional love?”
THIS IS a good time to remember the “new” definition of unconditional love, as brought into our collective awareness by Abraham-Hicks. In the past, we may have defined unconditional love as the capacity to deny our own needs and to live solely to support others – even at best, an unattainable and inadvisable goal. This kind of self-denial is usually not unconditional love, since it tends to leave self-love completely out of the equation.
According to Abraham, unconditional love is “feeling in alignment with Source regardless of what’s going on around you.” When we are in that state, we cannot harm others or ourselves. We can only express love, because to do otherwise would disconnect us from Source.
A lofty goal! We have our marching (dancing?) orders …
ASSISTING US with this directive, Mars enters compassionate Pisces on May 12 at 9:17 p.m. PDT – the very same day that Venus goes retrograde. Since Mars is named for the god of War, and Pisces is a sign of non-aggression, this journey can be a bit complicated.
At its highest frequency, Mars in Pisces awakens our capacity to act on our ideals. We find it easier to align our actions with our spiritual principles, to go with the flow, to let go of anger, and to be inspired by our creative Muse.
BUT there are cautions about this placement of Mars, too. Mars is a fiery planet, while Pisces is a water sign – and as we know, water extinguishes fire. The assertiveness of Mars is dampened in Pisces, resulting in a tendency to not face issues directly, or to be passive-aggressive. And, the impulse of energy we usually associate with Mars can come and go like the tides, leaving us feeling moody and inconsistent.
As the twelfth sign of the zodiac, Pisces relates to a process of completion and spiritual realignment, in preparation for a new beginning. Mars in Pisces is a time for releasing old desires and old angers so that we can start anew with a clean slate when the planet enters Aries in late June.
It’s intriguing to see that Mars is in Pisces until June 27, almost exactly the same period that Venus is retrograde. Methinks the Cosmos has a plan.
BUILDINGon these themes, Jupiter also goes retrograde this week. Astrologer Bil Tierney writes that Jupiter’s retrograde phase can be:
“…a marvelous time for gaining insights into spiritual or philosophical matters, as wisdom can flow easier from the superconscious and make contact with the conscious self … We may find it easier to develop inner faith and a more hopeful outlook due to self-inspired contemplation … We may feel detached from what is socially expected of us during this period and may reject such pressures in favor of listening to our own inner calling …”
While Jupiter is retrograde, we will benefit from maintaining many of the new habits we’ve developed during this quarantine time, especially if we’ve allowed ourselves to spend more time in contemplation. Our priorities are to meditate on our beliefs about reality and on our dreams for a more meaningful and spiritually fulfilling future. Jupiter will be moving backward until September 12, at which time it will become easier to then take action “while remaining true to the needs of our spirit.” (Tierney)
FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY influences we’re working with this week, here’s a quick list of the most notable aspects:
Mercury square Mars (Monday): Disagreements, stubborn resistance, rebelling against the rules.
Mercury enters Gemini (Monday): With Mercury in Gemini until May 28, we enter a two-week period of increased information exchange and social activity.
Mercury trine Saturn (Tuesday): A better day for communications and intellectual pursuits, as Saturn in Aquarius provides both stability and the determination to make progress.
Sun trine Pluto (Thursday): A stronger sense of empowerment, as we direct our energies in productive ways.
Mercury square Ceres, sextile Chiron, sesquiquadrate Pluto, and sesquiquadrate Jupiter (Thursday-Sunday): Differences of opinion that challenge our perspectives and push us to be more clear in our communications, while also keeping an open mind.
Sun trine Jupiter (Sunday): A day to enjoy nature and new adventures, as we are able!
FOR THOSEwho are tracking important lunar aspects, here is this week’s watch list, in Pacific Daylight Time:
Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto: Monday, May 11, 11:14 p.m.
Moon in Capricorn conjunct Jupiter: Tuesday, May 12, 3:30 a.m.
Moon in Aquarius conjunct Saturn: Tuesday, May 12, 12:18 p.m.
Moon in Aquarius square Uranus: Tuesday, May 12, 10:52 p.m.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK:The year ahead brings many opportunities for new adventures and a stronger knowing of your own capabilities. At the same time, you are encouraged to take the time to go within, as there are spiritual and creative gifts awaiting. The primary challenge appears in the form of an impatience or restlessness that interferes with your ability to focus on one step at a time. Find a physical outlet for this tension, so that it doesn’t compromise the other positive potentials. Solutions include power walking or gardening, or more concentrated activities such as martial arts. (Solar Return Sun square Mars, trine Jupiter, sextile Neptune, trine Pluto)
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By Pam YounghansAspects of Note this Week All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.
TUE: Sun semisquare Saturn, Venus square Saturn
WED: Mercury (retrograde) enters Aquarius, Mercury sextile Venus,
Venus enters Taurus, Sun semisquare Venus
FRI: Mercury semisquare Mars
SAT: Venus semisquare Neptune, Sun sextile Pallas Athene
SUN: Sun conjunct Neptune, Venus conjunct Uranus,
Neptune sextile Pallas Athene, Sun semisquare Uranus
LIFE CAN FEEL somewhat fragile at times, and it may seem especially so as we begin the month of March. With the Sun in emotionally and psychically receptive Pisces, we are already more impressionable than usual; these qualities only increase over the course of the coming week as the Sun and sensitive Neptune travel side-by-side, finally coming into full alignment next Sunday.
There are, of course, many benefits to this Sun-Neptune alignment in Pisces. It may be easier to access a meditative state, whether that is achieved in mindfulness practice, through other forms of sitting, or in becoming one with a creative process where we lose all track of time.
Other Neptunian qualities are enhanced this week as well, including compassion, empathy, and intuitive or psychic awareness. We may resonate more with the Piscean concept of Oneness now, sensing more completely that we are all profoundly interconnected, on multiple levels of existence.
THE PERCEIVED NEGATIVESrelated to any sign tend to be the result of taking its positive traits to an unhealthy extreme. It is well and good to feel compassion, but that deep caring can become overwhelming and debilitating if we do not also maintain our boundaries. The desire to transcend the dramas of the earth plane can lead us to meditation and creative imaginings, but it can also open the door to escapism through drug abuse and other, more legal, addictions.
The primary caution I want to offer regarding our sensitivity this week has to do with picking up on the generalized fear that is quite strong in the collective consciousness right now. We are all linked to that unified field, whether or not we think about it. As such, we can take on that fear unknowingly.
Remember that we are not just recipients (aka “victims”) of mass consciousness – each of us is also a contributor to it. This week, we benefit not only ourselves but all life on the planet when we use our spiritual tools to find and maintain our center of peace and calm, and consciously radiate love instead of fear.
ANN ALBERS writes a weekly channeled newsletter, and her most recent issue is especially powerful and timely. Here’s an excerpt from her article entitled “Starve the Fear, Feed the Love”:
“The viruses on your planet live off fear. They starve with love. Fear creates a chemical cocktail in your body that weakens your healthy cells and creates imbalances that allow these parasitic energies to take hold. So, in the face of epidemics, untruths, and other unpleasant realities, how do you find your peace? Our answer is simple. Reconnect with love, one moment at a time. In a space of love, you become a vibrational catalyst and a force for positive change.”
WHEN THE SUN and Neptune align next weekend, they are both in harmonious sextile aspect with the asteroid Pallas Athene. If you attended my recent webinar, you know that I am quite enamored of Athene, especially since she is playing a highly significant and potentially very positive role in the three Jupiter-Pluto alignments that occur in 2020.
Athene was the Greek goddess of Wisdom, Healing, and Strategy. Whenever she is engaged astrologically, we have the opportunity to tap into new levels of our own creative intelligence. With the asteroid in Capricorn right now, we can gain special insight into the solutions that are needed. We also are more in tune with proper timing, which can correspond with seemingly “magical” manifestations.
Next weekend’s sextile between Athene and Sun/Neptune is a fairly subtle influence, but the best opportunities often are! Be open to the insights you receive, especially when engaged in meditation or creative pursuits. Be aware that telepathic abilities are also potentially enhanced, so always check in to see whether what you are thinking and feeling is really “you” or if it is something you’re picking up from another person or from the collective.
VENUS is in the spotlight this week, indicating a heightened focus on the Venus-ruled areas of finances, personal values, and relationships. A Venus-Saturn square, which is in effect on Monday and perfects early on Tuesday, suggests that we’ll be experiencing a certain “reality check” in one or more these areas.
Saturn squares usually correspond with a feeling of restriction or limitation, due to the natural flow of energy being temporarily blocked. With this Venus-Saturn square, we see more clearly what is and isn’t working in our financial or relational worlds. We are strongly aware that certain obstacles must be overcome before we can make progress.
THE SUN is also involved in this dynamic, being at the midpoint between Venus and Saturn, and in semisquare aspect to both planets over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday. Any time the Sun is involved in an aspect, its influence becomes more pronounced, since the Sun brings issues more fully into the light of day.
Mercury also becomes involved in the mix, forming a helpful sextile aspect with Venus on Wednesday. This aspect should enable us to come up with some ideas on how to manage the problems that have arisen – but with Mercury retrograde until March 9, it may take until the following week for true solutions to be implemented.
This waiting game is underscored by Mercury’s semisquare to Mars on Friday, which indicates tension and verbal squabbles toward the end of the week. Mercury retrograded back into Aquarius on Wednesday and therefore has some innovative plans about how to proceed. This is an opportunity to think outside the box
– but with Mars in conservative Capricorn, conflicts arise about whether such newfangled ideas can actually manifest the desired outcome.
WITH VENUSentering her natural sign of Taurus on Wednesday, we become more focused on the need for stability and continuity in finances and partnerships. But uncertainty in these areas continues into next weekend, when Venus is semisquare Neptune (Saturday) and then aligns with Uranus (Sunday).
When in a hard aspect such as a semisquare, Neptune can create a veil of fog that keeps us from seeing reality clearly. As a result, we may feel disillusioned. Sometimes, we can even feel somewhat suspicious, sensing that there is more to the situation than what meets the eye.
THE VENUS-URANUS ALIGNMENT next Sunday is the most significant event of the weekend, with its influence carrying into early next week. The rendezvous between these two planets occurs at least once a year, and always provides an opportunity to break old paradigms in Venus-ruled areas.
Uranus is often radical, sometimes rebellious, and always requires us to be flexible in our expectations. Among its goals are for us to be more open to change, to liberate ourselves from restrictions and “shoulds,” and to live our lives more authentically.
With this Venus-Uranus alignment, we might feel a particular need to be more independent, and are less inclined to accommodate the needs of others if they conflict with our own desires. We might tend to be unpredictable with loved ones, either ending or beginning relationships suddenly. We may be inspired to create more avant garde forms of art, whether or not others value our creations. Likewise in economic matters, we can experience surprising developments. We might spend money more capriciously, or misplace our checkbook. And, the arrow might abruptly go either up or down on the financial charts.
This is the beginning of the new synodic cycle for Venus and Uranus, which will take us through late April of 2021. It is an opportunity to make a new start, based on what we truly value, how we want to express love, and where we want to invest our time and resources
– especially if we have been feeling restricted in these areas,whether by circumstances or by our own fears.
IF YOU are watching the Moon’s aspects to the group of planets in Capricorn, here is this week’s list. For a few hours around these times, we are likely to feel more sensitive and protective. All of these aspects occur while the Moon is in Cancer:
Moon opposite Mars: Wednesday, March 4, 6:25 p.m. PST
Moon opposite Jupiter: Thursday, March 5, 8:56 a.m. PST
Moon opposite Pluto: Thursday, March 5, 3:50 p.m. PST
Moon opposite Saturn: Thursday, March 5, 11:11 p.m. PST
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: You are completing a two-year phase in which your sense of identity has been gradually shifting. Like the tide that washes away a sand castle on the beach, Neptune has been disassembling old self-concepts that have limited you — in particular, ways in which you may have played the role of rescuer, martyr, or victim. During this time, you may have felt an even stronger draw from the more introspective or reclusive side of your nature. This coming year, as the Neptune tide slowly recedes and you emerge from the cave, you will have the opportunity to see more clearly what new sand castle you want to build. (Solar Return Sun sextile Mars, sextile Pallas Athene, conjunct Neptune)
In gratitude and light,
Pam Copyright NorthPoint Astrology 2020. All rights reserved.
The signs of humanity’s most wonderful awakening are clearly visible, as ever more choose to engage in contemplative or physical activities to assist in this most marvelous event. The awakening process is proceeding apace, and there is no one on Earth whoremains completely unaware that something of great importance is occurring. A great release is in progress as much buried or denied anger, resentment, bitterness, and hatred is arising into people’s conscious awareness and shocking them. There are very few who have not buried or denied aspects of themselves that arose and were acted upon when they believed that they were under attack, physically or psychologically. These aspects that are not in alignment with your true nature – Love – have to be released because they are effectively the screen or veil which hides your true nature from you, leaving you feeling separated, abandoned, and unloved.
Love is the life force that flows through your human forms, and it is immensely powerful when you allow It access. You cannot shut It off completely, and you would not want to because death of your human form would follow. However, your unloving attitudes and beliefs prevent you from having full access to Its enormous power – the power to move mountains! So you can understand why you have to release these blocks in order for you to awaken, and that is what is happening now all over the world as people find seemingly shocking and unconscionable memories of past thoughts and actions, which they had denied or buried, arising unexpectedly into their awareness. This brings with it a sense of guilt and shame. This too must be released.
First, you are the beloved children of God and are, therefore, eternally and infinitely loved. Second, because the environment in which these seemingly shameful thoughts and activities occurred is unreal, they did not really happen. Yes, to you in form, it certainly seems that they did, but that was all part of the unreal nightmare from which you are in the process of awaking. You need to forgive yourselves for your own apparent misbehaviors, and you also need to forgive all others for theirs. God has forgiven you, knowing, as He does, that nothing untoward has occurred, and that you remain His beloved children who have made some errors that are being most perfectly corrected and released.
You have all been children, and many of you have had children yourselves, so you are very well aware of the difficulties and problems that arise for a person as they grow from infancy to adulthood. You all understand that things will be said and done that are painful to experience, and that cause suffering, guilt, and shame. But you also know that you have learnt lessons from these experiences that have proved to be invaluable. Being in form as a human is an ongoing learning experience, and as lessons present themselves, are learned and understood, maturity develops, leading eventually to a certain amount of wisdom.
Wisdom understands that lessons need to be learned and understood, and it knows that accidents, misbehaviors, and vindictive words and actions will occur as part of a human’s learning experience, as a person progresses along the path of spiritual evolution, the main path which a human, prior to incarnation, planned and designed, in order to be able follow it and learn the desired lessons. And that wisdom understands that shaming and blaming are not in the least bit helpful to an individual.
Wisdom – your spiritual support team – offers gentle guidance to you at all times, if you choose to listen to it, and always encourages you to trust yourselves when you operate from integrity, and to forgive yourselves for any errors you make. The errors are lessons that you needed to learn, and you should not judge yourselves harshly for making them, or for allowing them to occur, and most definitely do not take on that useless and most painful burden – shame – because it serves no useful purpose, and only leads to enormous reluctance to engage fully with life as you move forward, when that is precisely what you incarnated to do.
Errors are inevitable, they are an essential aspect of your evolutionary process. To evolve is human, and humanity has been evolving since the moment of apparent separation. As long as you are in human form you will be capable of evolving, because evolution is an ongoing and endless process for those in form. However, many are distracted from doing so either by the many alluring possibilities with which life in form presents them, or for fear of making errors, of being wrong. Hence reincarnation is always available, in order to engage with new opportunities for your spiritual evolution.
Often when an entity leaves human form behind and returns to the non physical realms it is amazed and shocked to realize how many wonderful opportunities for spiritual evolvement were presented to it that it either did not see or chose to ignore. Do not concern yourselves about this, because it most certainly does not lead to harsh judgment or punishment when you lay down your physical forms – that is utterly impossible in Reality where there is only Love.
What happens is that a most loving being greets you warmly, completely and utterly accepting you, just as you are, and guides you as you make the choice either to reincarnate into form or to remain in the non physical realms. There is no pressure, judgment, shame, or blame, just a most loving welcome as any suffering and regret is dissolved and healed.
To transfer from human form back into the non physical realms is always a great joy as the Love that is All That Is embraces the one returning Home. However, while in form it is essential to use every opportunity with which that state presents you to further your spiritual evolution, because those opportunities are only available to those in form, and, as I said above, when an entity leaves form behind and returns Home, it is often shocked when it becomes aware of the many wonderful opportunities it did not see or chose to ignore.
Therefore, while in form live fully as a human, and empower your evolving spirituality by daily going within, to your holy inner sanctuary, and setting the intent to be only loving whatever may arise in your daily lives. Doing that brings you peace and contentment, and an inner intuitive knowing that you are on your path, and living the life that you planned before you incarnated. And that knowing gives you the strength, motivation, and enthusiasm that makes life a joy, and demonstrates to you the immense value of a human life experience.
This week’s guidance from the Ascended Masters, Galactics, Earth Elementals, Faery Elders, Angels, and Archangels known as the Collective:
Greetings, friends! We are happy to have this time to speak with you.
We wish to speak with you today about your own growth and journey.
And so we ask that you take your eyes off of what is occurring outwardly in your world for a moment.
World events that many have considered to be highly negative have occurred on the Earth for many thousands of years.
These do not necessarily define the quality of your life, or even the full quality of life experienced by those facing the brunt of these events.
And so we would ask that you release thoughts of the outer world for a moment, and grow quiet now, and move into the heartspace for a moment.
Call forward your Spirit team of Angelic guardians, spirit guides, and higher self, to speak to you in your current life journey energetically, as we speak to you via these words and our own energies, if you are open to such.
We would like you to consider that at the heart of all you do, there is a powerful desire to step into the Light at greater and greater levels.
This desire might be expressed as greater Peace of heart-mind, greater Wisdom and understanding, greater capacity to Love, or to manifest your life in higher forms.
That desire has in part been placed there by your soul and higher self, and in part, has occurred as a reaction to the current condition of your inner and outer life.
So that far from being slowed or pulled off-track by your life events and circumstances, you are all the more encouraged and motivated by that which captures your attention as being “something I need to work on.”
It becomes something that pushes you to move to a higher level of vibration and understanding in that area.
We would say, that though the more challenging aspects of your daily life can be trying and difficult, you need not feed the difficult aspects of those situations by called them “problems.”
You might instead wish to call them “a knock on the door” that you are meant to answer, not only in outer physical ways, but by going inward and asking for Wisdom on that issue, asking why it has come to you, what it is connected to (such as other lives, your soul growth, or your life mission), and what you can do to lift it to a higher level.
Be aware that not every issue in your life requires a solution or a positive outcome that will be obvious and visible to you, either now or at a later moment.
You have seen how some things have occurred in your life which you considered untenable—painful situations that seemed to cry out for immediate healing or resolution, yet which over time, you came to view as moments that released you from an old belief or energy pattern that was not serving you.
You had in fact, on a higher level, set up that situation to assist you in detaching from what belonged to a younger self, or a past life self, and was not a positive presence for you.
And so we would simply ask that you would “take yourself off the hook” one might say, and stop blaming yourself or your outer life for showing up in ways that feel uncomfortable—that seem to be calling out with “Lack” or “Loss” or “I’m stuck here!”
You possess the ability to show yourself Love in every situation in your life, regardless of whether you seem to be creating the money you desire, the relationship or level of healthy you desire, or the home or work or other situations you desire.
Loving yourself and speaking kind words to yourself—loving and thanking the situation for what it is showing you—will go very far indeed to transforming that which currently troubles you.
Whereas separating from the situation and calling it “troublesome” will simply cement it in place, indefinitely.
(Nor do you need to experience an area of life as painful or difficult in order to experience growth and change in that area.)
And so we send much Light and Love to you all, with great thanks and appreciation for all you are doing on the Earth now, in anchoring the forms of higher Light that transform worlds.
We would only ask that you extend that Light and Love to your own lives, and cease all forms of dislike for your current life, extending the same patience and Love you would extend to a small child who is doing all she or he can to understand, to learn, to keep growing.
Namaste, dear ones! We are with you, always.
Copyright 2019, Caroline Oceana Ryan
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Caroline Oceana Ryan is an author, speaker, and channneler, and host of “The Empowered Lightworker.” She currently channels the higher wisdom and guidance of the Collective, a group of higher beings assisting humanity as we Ascend into fifth dimensional life.
In the New Age environment I notice that mainly channelings from higher dimensional realms are being trusted as a decent source of spiritual information. And it seems that mere human spiritual expressions without the wisdom of “higher dimensional beings” tend to be considered to have less value, as almost everybody is looking after seemingly more “fascinating” things, those who come to us from other realities than earth itself. As if human beings themselves possess no real wisdom.
So some of my dear readers were wondering why I do now so few channelings.
The truth is that we, the humans, exist under our own spiritual law and Divine Knowledge that is more profound than anything that is being brought to us from “outside”. I do not speak here about True Spiritual Masters Who have taken on a human body to teach us the Truth. They are the most precious gifts humanity is being blessed with. They ARE and reflect to us our Own Divine and True Nature beyond mind and are therefore NOT something “outside” of us.
Could it be that all what is pressing down from the Divine Source, all these Pure Divine Energies and Unconditional Love and Blessings, have enabled us, the humans, to “Know” and Feel our True Heritage, that is awakening us to Divine Heart-Truth, and which inspires us far beyond of the teachings that are not coming from our planet?
Could it be, that Humanity, as the Original Divine Source Race of the universe, from which all other, so called higher dimensional races, originate, has come to terms with Who and What they Are? (I am speaking of Humans Who are born of the Immortal Source-Reality, not of humans, who are born and live in the separate world of illusion, who look like us but who are mortal, – and there are very many of them, – and increasing).
And could it be that also the “higher dimensional” beings are going themselves through a process of purification and transformation, because even NASA has published that all planets in our Solar system are developing right now in size and radiance (and therefore consciousness). And if this is the case in our Solar system then we must conclude that the whole Universe is being updated.
This universal update serves to restore the Order of Divine Creation and dissolves what has been called “primary anomaly” and which makes evil possible in the universe. It would restore the right circumstance and condition of all Divine Beings and Realms, and would explain why higher dimensional beings have widely withdrawn into their own processes, no longer being allowed to teach us, what some of them did under unlawful circumstances. I have seen messages from “higher dimensional” beings, suggesting humanity’s inferiority. This inferiority might relate to the increasing number of humans, born from illusion, but not to Divine Humanity.
My beloved friends, I feel this withdrawal is perfectly serving us to go – even far – beyond of what they could teach us.
Their teachings are incomplete, as it seems they do not know what humanity can realize, even in the 3th dimension.
To realize our Divine Heritage we need Teachings from The One Itself in Which the higher dimensions are appearing. And That Is the Source Itself. The Source, The Divine Self, The Radiant Divine Heart – That Is all of conditional worlds, beings and things and pervades every iota of creation.
With Divine Grace, the Original Human Being is able to realize, even under the most difficult conditions on this earth, That Source Condition. It requires the transcendence of the ego, which is mind. This opportunity is rarely given to the beings in higher dimensions. Their self-identity is mind-based and rarely based on the Divine Source Itself. Their identification are mainly states of attention and awareness and part of the Great Maya or Play and relate to the body-mind.
We cannot return to our True Nature by considering mortal creations of existence as constituents of Truth, rather they arise in the Infinite. They are subtle appearances of the mind, the living environment of higher dimensional beings. But they do not prove their superiority because of their higher dimensional reality.
As long as anybody considers him/herself as dimensionally superior, they do not come from Pure Divinity, as they exist still as separate beings, while our Supreme Nature is Non-Separation which is not bound to any dimension. This State of Non-Separation embraces all dimensions and all beings, including the gross 3th dimension. Because we ARE Pure Divine Consciousness, when we transcend the limitation of the mind.
I love all our wonderful brothers and sisters from the higher dimensions dearly, but we must not believe that we are inferior to them. Because they mostly live still in the illusion of the (higher) mind, according to their teachings, and perhaps this is the time now, to put it all right.
They are our beloved universal brothers and sisters who connect us to the universe, when we think it is outside of us. But again, in the liberated Divine State we realize that it is our own Divine Consciousness.
When we are able to realize this, we will be able to teach our higher dimensional brothers and sisters Divine Heart-Truth, including those who have developed higher technologies than we have. By the way, to realize the Ultimate, technology is not necessary. It is all a nice play, but not necessary and not a sign of spiritual advancement.
Also, the more Divinely developed a race is, the less they use technology. They are just “using” their conscious mind without any external tools. It is Maya. Play. Like children love to play with tools. But we all know, these tools do not express the True Being of the child.
So the answer is, why I do not channel anymore (although I might do it again in some cases, if appropriate) – that all that interests me really, is about the True Nature of Humanity. We do not need to make ourselves little, but to surrender that littleness into the Infinite Divine Heart- Source, that is our true Home. We are not “greater”, by incorporating the subtle planes but by Becoming and Being the Infinite Itself, through self-surrender.
In that sense to me it is much more important to communicate That Truth to you and to refrain from what is not necessary and a deviation, what distracts us from where we need to go and that humanity starts to understand what is important in this increasing chaos of diverse sources of often superficial and misleading information.
It feels as if the universe holds the breath right now, so that we may wake up and enter that Deep of the Stillness of Radiant Existence, That might however appear to the being Overwhelming, that considers itself falsely as separate.
It is as if we just need to open our eyes to get a glimpse of and awaken to the Reality That We Are beyond the illusionary ego, and leave behind the business of the fake matrix. Not that we would not have anything there to do anymore, – I guess, most of us have, – but to allow the Great Divine Consciousness to Reveal Itself to us, to incarnate as us, so that It can be Lived through us, while we are serving the world and those who are waiting to hear the call.
Of course this realization of What we Are, just doesn’t fall from the sky, and tomorrow we are enlightened. But if we have the real heart desire, we are willing to go through the – painful – process of purification and take full responsibility for it, dealing with it on the subjective level, no “case” scenarios any more.
It is always painful to transcend the pattern of the body-mind. But a purification process merely within it is not enough – engaging perhaps some kind of New Age Therapy, in which process we just move the figures like on a chess board, while remaining within the box. Our Realization is realized beyond and prior to the box of the body-mind. Because we are NOT the body-mind and its patterns.
So what interests me for real is that process of liberation and freedom, and not – in the best case – the play of subtle light and love, as it is done in higher dimensions. What interests me Is the Power of Love that holds the universe together. And that Ultimate Light in which creation is appearing. This has been always an issue in all my messages. To aim merely for the higher dimensions is still bondage, it does not bring about the Realization of Truth or God or the Divine. It is still about a separate body-mind and therefore limited consciousness, let it be even most subtle.
But this message want to hear only very few, because there is a strong attraction for most people to experience the lighter realms and to live there. It could be a trap for star seeds, who came to earth to learn liberation in Divine Consciousness, but who – distracted by all kinds of playthings and the horror of this place – want now nothing more than simply return to their home planet. There are very few places in the universe where true liberation is being taught and possible. It is too comfy in the more subtle realms of the universe. So they just use the Power of „God“, to enjoy Maya.
A story in the ancient Indian wisdom teachings of the “PURANAS” describes however how the gods were enjoying their lives in the realms of higher dimensions, celebrating, dancing, and so on. But when they had consumed all the energy of their good deeds, their flowers would die, their radiance disappear and the other gods and goddesses would not recognize them anymore and with great suffering they would need to leave that place of celebration and incarnate again in the darker realms of suffering. This story demonstrates the law of duality. Nothing lasts forever. And the being must engage in spiritual growth to not to fall back into the realms of lower frequencies.
Even – or better especially – on this planet, if we do not invest our energy in a spiritual practice, if we do not grow in that life-time, only consuming the energy we brought to here, we will fall back into lower consciousness and dimensions. This law applies to all dimensions or frequency specific realms of creation.
So why trying to live or aim towards higher dimensions or establish them here, instead of taking advantage of our Divine Humaness? We cannot save or evolve an illusion.
It is said since the ancient times, that it is very difficult to attain a human body here on earth. Earth is the seed place of the universe, that’s why. And it is here that we can Realize The Ultimate Truth. Otherwise it catapults us forth and back in the illusionary dimensions of the universe, low or high.
False forces have taught humanity the wrong teachings. They are however in truth the custodians to test us, whether we are worthy of Realization and worthy of our True Nature. So we are being given again and again an opportunity to enter the Ultimate Path. We are tested with many distractions. We are tested about what we want. Whether our heart is ready to return to What We Are. To What Is.
All of this I said, so you may better understand what your present incarnation really could be about. So that you learn to understand your motives, and yes, make clear decisions, what you want to experience and realize in the universal play.