On meditation, stillness, and solitude

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On Meditation, Stillness, and Solitude

There's something quite meta when I write about meditation/stillness/solitude when I am actually meditating, still, and alone (not lonely, though ~ there's a difference).

So here I go again, trying to find previously unseen connections and patterns in the silence. Full disclosure: as part of my daily reflection time, I usually consult some oracle decks to jump-start my inspiration quotient (“IQ”). I have over 100 oracle decks in my collection, so I just focus on one or two for the day, depending on how Spirit moves me.

Today, though, my focus was shifted by three cards, each from a different deck. Please see the cards below, from L-R: “Meditation” from “Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards ” by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.; “Yuki-Onna: Stillness” from “Goddess Power Oracle” by Colette Baron-Reid; and “Solitude” from “Oracle of the Fairies” by Karen Kay. (All three decks are published by Hay House: copyright 1999, 2018, & 2019, respectively.)

By now you are getting a sense of where we are going here, I hope. The way I look at it is: by spending time in solitude and stillness, one can then spend time in meditation, a practice which I highly recommend. In fact, the busier you think you’ll be throughout the day, the more you should start your day in quiet reflection!

Notice, too, that our oracle cards for today come from three different decks, like I said. The ANGELS are asking you to meditate, Japanese winter GODDESS Yuki-Onna wants you to be still, while the FAIRIES want you to think of being alone as being “all-one” and in total harmony with the elements.

With angel-goddess-fairy, we go from the most ethereal ✨ down to the most mundane. Angels 😇 rule the heavenly ✨ realms, goddesses are in charge of certain aspects of our lives, while faries are the nature spirits connecting us to the bounties of the Earth. 🌎 Why limit yourself to just one entity when you can get guidance from all three?

At first I only pulled the card for the Japanese winter goddess Yuki-Onna from my “Goddess Power Oracle.” According to the guidebook, Yuki-Onna “calls you to a practice of daily meditation and stillness to.prepare you for greater productivity and results.” In a profound nonaction-now-is-actually-action way, the Goddess asks you to raise your vibrations to match the frequency of your highest intuitions,so that your thoughts can easily manifest in the world of form. “You will feel how easy it is to co-create while implementing a practice of stillness and receptivity ,” it goes on to say.

I realized that I can easily cross-reference it with some other cards from a couple of other decks; hence, our trifecta of oracle cards today.

According to “Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards,” re: Meditation, “This card is your angels’ way of asking you to quiet your mind so that your angelic communications are loud and clear.” It encourages you to spend at least five minutes in the morning with your eyes closed, breathing deeply three or four times. You can ask your angels a question, but do not strain to listen or chase the answer. Just continue to breathe in and out deeply and allow yourself to relax. The more you relax your mind, the easier it is for you to hear the angelic ✨ answer.

Now per the fairies: “Tuning in to the deep places within, where our inner treasures reside, can be a profound and enlightening experience.” To hear the fairies say it, the main offshoot of this spiritual experience is PEACE – within and without. To hear the fairies say it, true peace can only be attained when we spend precious time in solitude, in contemplation or meditation, even if it’s only for a few minutes each day.

Now when you are out of balance, you may feel alone and sorry for yourself. You’d want to counterbalance this by counting your blessings. “It won’t be long before you’re in a state of gratitude for your own divine company,” the “Oracle of the Fairies” goes on to say.

In the final analysis, if any of these cards resonate with you, then the angels, the Goddess,and/or the fairies are exhorting you to take some time out and spend it alone. The increased spiritual space allows you to be more receptive and aware of any subtle message from Divine realms.

On the other hand, any of these cards may also indicate that you’re spending too much time alone, so what do you think?

Moderation is always key.

Blessings!

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Chiron retrograde

Another snippet of Do-It-Yourself Astrology☆TM by Stargazer Bles:

Chiron – he of the wounded healer/shaman archetype – goes retrograde in Aries at 9°26′ today (July 11), and will continue to spin backward until Dec. 15, 2020. Thing is, if you were like me who was born in the 1970s, you’d have your natal Chiron in Aries ♈ to begin with. What to do, oh what to do?

In the interests of hope and healing, be proactive about your mental health! Explanation= Aries ♈ rules the head and as mentioned, Chiron is dancing the backward lambada in that sign right now, which may result in, er, headaches, at the very least. So take special care of your overall health and be kind to others who may be undergoing Chiron issues of their own. In your woundedness itself is the hope of your healing – but only if you do the necessary soul work. The lesson to be learned is that the wound is also the gift 🎁 to attain growth.

At least try to put a positive spin to this, like heck, this Chiron retro show is just gonna be until mid-December anyway! How’s that for Polyanna-positivity? Be careful out there.

Stargazer Bles is back!

Hi, fellow Stargazers of our tribe! Mabuhay!

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And now a snippet of Do-It-Yourself Astrology☆TM by Stargazer Bles:

Mercury is still retrograde until July 12th, so review, retrace, recheck, reminisce, and don’t forget to recharge! Yes, Mercury retrograde has its cramping effect on life (especially on its tech, communication, and transport components), but it’s also a 3-week period (June 17-July 12) to rest and take stock of your life so far. When Mercury goes direct again, you’d be raring to go with joy in your strategic actions!

Today (July 8, 2020/Wed.) at 11:12 AM PDT, the Moon 🌙 entered Pisces, so be very gentle and compassionate with yourself and others at this time. The Moon rules your emotional landscape and Pisces ♓ is a very deep, creative sign. Therefore indulge in music, poetry, dance, or another art form that makes your heart ❤ sing and your spirit soar. Learn to follow the Moon cycle through the 12 signs of the zodiac and what it could mean for you. The Moon enters feisty Aries on Friday, July 10, 10:05 PM PDT. And so it all begins again – with the first zodiac sign. So begin again and be bold, be strong!

Pajau Yan

PAJAU YAN-Lady Moon

Luck. Health. Changes. No matter what changes may come, you will be at peace.

Pajau Yan is invoked as Lady Moon in Vietnam. She is a benevolent goddess who bestows good health and good fortune among her worshipers. Usually honored on the first day of the waning moon, Pajau Yan is believed to cause lunar eclipses as her way of granting glory to the sun.

According to the story, Pajau Yan used to live on the earth. However, to keep her from bringing the dead back to.life, she was banished to the moon. This suggests that some situations cannot be changed so you just have to make peace with them. Nevertheless, the goddess can still spread goodwill from her celestial home. Similarly, once you adjust to a situation, you have the power to spread love and blessings to all.

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

“The mystics have taught the ultimate salvation of all people and the immortality of every soul. Indeed, they have taught that immortality is here and now, if we but awake to the fact.” – “The Science of Mind,” p.335

You are blessed in order to be a blessing!

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Pele

Card of the day: PELE – Goddess of Fire

Volcanoes. Passion. Anger. Be empowered by anger.

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

Pele, goddess of fire among the Hawaiians, has the ability to create as well as to destroy. Known for her tempestuous temper and passionate love affairs, she can appear as a beautiful maiden or as an ugly hag with brown skin as coarse as lava. Whatever form Pele assumes, what stands out is the power of her anger.

We tend to immediately brand all anger as negative. However, righteous anger, the kind that arises in response to real social injustices and inequities, can be an exception. Also, if you are angry enough about an issue or situation that you are galvanized into positive action in order to change it, then that anger can be transformative.

Learn to vent your anger in healthy, productive ways but do not automatically dismiss it out of hand. Trace its roots of your anger and try to “analyze” the anger if it has merit. I know it may be difficult to be objective once eruptive feelings are already a-brewing, but your anger can still serve a constructive purpose. Primum non nocere (First do no harm.)

“Use thought, not as willpower, not as concentration, not as coercion, but always with definite direction and conscious intention.” – Ernest Holmes, “Living the Science of Mind,” p. 295

“Curving back within myself I create again and again.” – Bhagavad Gita

You are blessed in order to be a blessing!

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Sekhmet

Card of the day: SEKHMET – The Mighty One

Enchantment. Strength. The Underworld. Let your darker emotions bring you strength.

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, 2007)

Sekhmet is the Goddess of the Underworld and is considered the patroness of mummification. Egyptians see this embalming process as a magical ritual that enabled the body to live forever. Sekhmet is often portrayed as carrying an ankh, a vibrant symbol of eternal life.

Sekhmet, called The Mighty One in Egypt, is also often depicted as a lion-headed woman who delights in war, violence, and enchantment – surely forceful energies used to deploy change in the world.

Similarly, you and I have dark emotions shading our hearts. Are you afraid of them? Or do you choose to use these emotions to give you strength in facing the challenges before you?

In your infinite godlike wisdom, you know that the power of anger and rage can either motivate you into action or drag you to destruction. Henceforth, cultivate the kind of RIGHTEOUS anger or rage that makes you want to actively do something with strength to help alleviate the injustice done towards yourself, your family member or friend, the environment, and the world.

“My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall give understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will disclose my dark saying on the harp.” – Psalm 49:3-4, NKJV

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YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23-29, 2018 BY STARGAZER BLES: ORACLE TO THE ANGELS AND THE DIWATAS RX: MY READINGS ARE GOOD MEDICINE.

Week of July 23-29, 2018

 
Dear Tribe of Stargazers: Mabuhay! The biggest newsmaker for this week is the Full Moon and partial lunar eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th. It is heralded as the “blood moon” due to its rusty or blood red color as it passes under the Earth’s dark shadow during a lunar eclipse. Both students of astrology and astronomy eagerly await an event like this. Astrologically, an eclipse affects us depending on which house of our natal chart/horoscope the eclipse (this at 4 deg. 45 min. Aquarius) falls in. For instance, it falls on my 6th house of daily work and health, so I may expect major changes in those areas. They say, “forewarned is forearmed,” so now I can make preparations. That way, I am not to be totally blindsided if ever those changes occur. So where does this lunar eclipse in 4Aquarius45 fall in your natal chart?

 
CHANGES: Please take note of my new professional fees (PF). “The times, they are a-changin’.”- Bob Dylan

 
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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19) You have the gifts of magic, intuition, and independence. You do as you please without concern about what others think. And while that may be good on occasion, you’re better off being true to yourself AND being respectful of other people’s rights at the same time. Weekly mantra: What, me, selfish? Nooo. I am very people-centered.
TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20) Slow and steady progress is the type you cherish, and it shall be with you through your efforts this week. Your spirit is rising steadily on a positive curve although you still can’t see the obvious results. Patience is needed to manifest the best you yet. Weekly mantra: I trust in Divine timing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Whatever can calm your mind and enhance your mental concentration shall be your go-to technique. Find a place where you can’t be bothered as you gather your scattered energies in order to be whole again. Identify the distractions in your life and resolve to minimize them. Weekly mantra: I know my way and stay focused on my path.
CANCER (June 21- July 22) Don’t be fooled by someone who activates your emotions in a warm and fuzzy way. This person may be trouble. Otherwise, take your own risks, since we all know how tenacious you can be. Just be careful, though. A windfall of wealth may arrive. Weekly mantra: I trust my gut instinct.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Practice seeing beyond the masks that others wear. Instead of being condescending, start from a position of assuming that your people are the best and most spirit-filled. Match them action for positive action. You are the leader, so you certainly set the pace when you become the fine example to everyone. Weekly mantra: I see the good in others.
VIRGO (Aug 22-Sept 22) Dear earth sign Virgo: you are truly blessed with stability, strength, security, and groundedness. Many people value your ability to tell it like it is. In the spaciness that spirituality may induce, help your allies not to get thrown off by life’s trials and tribulations. Be strong for them but encourage them to fight their own battles. Weekly mantra: I am solidly grounded for myself and others.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) Before you take any action, first connect with your Higher Self. You are blessed with enlightenment, abundance, and success. You are a treasure, and you need to see yourself as such. Do not just give away your power or personhood. Your best assets are creativity and a loving heart. Weekly mantra: Everything I touch brings triumph.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Follow the passions of your heart. By following your bliss, you will always have the inspiration and drive to fulfill your destiny. As you concentrate on your goals, the Universe will send you the right experiences and opportunities. So labor on with faith in your heart. Weekly mantra: As I follow my bliss, all doors open for me.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) OK, Doreen Virtue, the “angel lady”, has found Jesus since January 2017. She has abandoned her previous endorsement of angels and other new age things. Whether you believe in Jesus, angels, other gods, or no one at all, here’s the great news: you can always believe in yourself. That’s the bottom line. Just do you. Weekly mantra: I am love, light, and protection.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Let go of any emotional wounds you’re still holding on to. Otherwise, the love and compassion that are trying to get into your heart and soul will not flourish. Adopt an attitude of openness and the obstacles in your existing relationships will be lifted, making these more stable and secure. Weekly mantra: I release hurt and embrace love.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Prosperity and happiness are states of the mind. You hold on to the vision, do your part, and then watch the good luck, good fortune, and good health come in. So do your best to contribute your part to your own good fortune. Weekly mantra: As I am grateful for my blessings, the more of these flow into my life.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) It’s time to reach out and think beyond your own needs and wants. To whom do you need to be a good, true-blue friend at this time? Surely your friends have looked out for you consistently. Now one or two of them need your love and loyalty. Do not disappoint to keep the friendships two-sided. Weekly mantra: I am loyal and loving to people.

 
Thank you, Salamat, Namaste, and Blessed be!
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Going beyond your Sun Sign: What’s your Astro Trio? ***By Stargazer Bles

First of all, to forestall any confusion, what’s a Sun sign?

 

Also known colloquially as one’s “horoscope,” your Sun sign is actually your zodiac sign, your birth sign or natal sign by virtue of the month and day when you were born. The Sun happened to be in a certain sign when the miracle of your birth happened, and that is your Sun sign. Basic character delineations can be read in the astrology classic, “Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs,” if you want to get to know the man, woman, child, boss, and employee, described for all the twelve signs.
However, we are now getting away from simple Sun sign astrology and moving into understanding our Moon sign and Rising sign (a.k.a. Ascendant) as well. While your Sun sign says a lot about your basic character or ego, your Moon sign describes your emotional landscape, or how you react to situations. Meanwhile, your Rising sign or Ascendant is your public persona, the face you show the world.
Therefore, how do we determine your Astro Trio composed of your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs?
If I were to find this out for you, I would need your complete date, time, and city of birth. The best source is your birth certificate; next best: mother’s memory if still sharp. The most practical TIP I can give you about the usefulness of the Astro Trio is this: Memorize your Astro Trio signs, so whenever you read daily or weekly horoscopes, don’t just read about your zodiac/Sun sign but your Moon and Rising signs as well. That way, you get 2-3 times the guidance, unless you’re a 3-for-1, like a sweet triple Pisces person that I know.

The next step in your Astro Trio journey is to get to know yourself better. Since you already know your Sun/Moon/Rising, find out what makes yourself tick. For example, here’s my Astro Trio: Sun in Aries, Moon in Pisces, Leo Rising (Ascendant). Based on what I know about the descriptions of each zodiac sign, I could form many sentences to describe myself. Let’s try one: I am a leader/pioneer but I feel like my heart is in pieces and oh, others see me as a snobbish AF diva. Another possible self-description based on my Astro Trio: I am competitive yet compassionate and generous. Isn’t this Astro Trio concept a fun gateway to learn more about yourself through astrology?

 

An exact time of birth also becomes imperative in determining the “real” Sun sign of someone born on the cusp, for example: someone born on Sept. 22 may be a Virgo or a Libra. Based on the natal details provided by the native, the real zodiac sign could truly be assigned. Either she is a Virgo, or else she is a Libra, but she couldn’t be both. Personally, though, I have observed many people born on the cusp who seemed to embody the traits of both signs they straddle. Hmmm… topic for more research? We’ll see.
So what did we learn in this article?
1. What a Sun sign is, plus synonyms like “horoscope (colloq.),” zodiac sign, birth sign, natal sign
2. For the basics of knowing character traits for all 12 signs, see “Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs”
3. Astro Trio = Sun + Moon + Rising signs and the need for accurate birth data.

4. Using simple key words from each sign of your Astro Trio,  you can build sentences to describe your basic character, emotional/feeling nature, and (if possible) how others perceive you.

 

5.Natives born on the cusp also need to provide accurate birth data because strictly speaking, they “cannot” be a blend of 2 signs: either she’s one or the other, not both at the same time.
If you need help finding your Astro Trio (Sun-Moon-Rising signs), please FB Message me via my Stargazer Bles FB Page. It’s FREE & FUN TO KNOW! Fb.com/stargazer.bles
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