SUMMER SOLSTICE 2011 and TREASURE HUNTING
Have you leaped and found your treasure yet?
Today is the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2011 at 1:17pm EDT which is taking place in the Northern Hemisphere. Here we have a marker in the midst of the three eclipses (2 of which have occurred and the one on July 1sr). In my last writing about the eclipse on the 15th, I thought about what I said about finding that treasure in your life whether it was a creative venture, a new approach to loving, speaking your truth, or just walking through the stuck place and finding a new you. Here are some things to ponder: Are you where you choose to be? Are you doing what you dream about? Are you reaching others with your love? Do others know the authentic you? Are you at peace with your world? What can you do to change something if nothing is working or you feel down, bored or just too conditioned and focused on things that are truly meaningless? No one else is going to do it for you unless you are a member of the highest elite of the world. Then you get no choice. Your life is carved out for you and you just go along with it. Most of us are in the other 99% group. So, that means we have to cut through the habits and patterns that are so inherent in us. No one else will take you to where you choose to go. Oh, of course, you have supportive individuals if you look for them. How can you do that when many of you are still sleepy heads and are holding on for dear life to the old stuff? Even if something good comes along that actually affects you in the deepest ways, you turn off to it and stick with the old junk. Yuk! As I tell many of those who know me, in case you choose to do nothing, a spiritual 2×4 may appear out of nowhere. It did happen to me years ago. Yet it was a big hit. So, please consider opening to your authentic self.
Authentic self comes out when you keep ego in balance and that’s something that takes some effort. Did you ever notice how big some egos are? My goodness, this has nothing to do with the Harry Potter movies BUT, think of that woman in the first film who blows up like a balloon. Well, it was funny, wasn’t it? Yet, that’s how some egos get out of whack. They just fill themselves up with hot air. Can I really say that? Yep, sure can. And then they burst to nothing when someone calls them on a truth. Oi vey! So, ego may be standing in your way too!!! Oh my, what are you going to do? All that conditioning from ancient times and ancestral influences may be keeping you stagnant. Your beliefs that were created by others and those outworn habits need to go by the wayside. Why hold onto something that is someone else’s stuff that you were force fed?
So, the main theme of this Summer Solstice is finding your gift, your truth and allowing it into your life and taking the cosmic leap into a new direction and taking it forward. There is a Cardinal Cross in the chart of the Solstice that has Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn in Libra and Uranus in Aries and Sun in Cancer. With the Sun in Cancer how about just a tidbit about those Sun/Moon/Ascendant Cancer types? You can be quite loving, peaceful individuals. You give and give to anyone and don’t know when to stop. You are the mother/father types who look after your families/friends/coworkers /children. You are very sensitive and well-meaning but can withdraw when you feel uncomfortable. You love to nurture. Where is this Solstice point and Cardinal Cross in your chart? Ask me or you can look on astro.com. It can help to get you through the upcoming months by knowing this. Whatever shifted at the lunar eclipse on the 15th of June may now be apparent to you. That recognition can help you take a leap into that new creativity which you keep ignoring. And it may inspire those further who have already begun to activate their gifts and talents. To top it all there are many of you who have been feeling tired the past weeks. I know I have. Now there is a new energy wave coming in with this Solstice point. It can be energizing but also may affect others with fatigue. Go figure. Are you going to take advantage of this or will you ignore it and keep doing the humdrum over and over again? “Come on up for the rising…”
To sum it up…new energy brings inspiration. Take advantage and acknowledge those gifts and talents and pay attention to what is coming intuitively and through synchronicity or that Cardinal Cross occurring may unexpectedly shift things that may rock your system fully and then what will you do?
Just saw this in Jonathan Lockwood Huie’s newsletter. The Zen Master poured his visitor’s teacup full, and then kept pouring. The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!””Like this cup,” the Zen Master said, “you are full of your own opinions and assumptions. How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?”
So get rid of that old baggage, that old way of thinking and let the good times roll in. Let those old emotions, that guardedness of the past be released and transmuted to a new higher energy. New patterns of higher energy are now coming into the earthly realm and you will truly begin to notice a shift in circumstances. Stay open to it. Pay attention (yes!) and let go of fear.
May your blessings increase as you go through this time period. May you find the gift that opens your heart to the truth. Sending joy and love to you. Happy leaping!!! Until again. Jan