The Auspicious Time of August 13-14

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I write to share information about the auspiciousness of August 13 and 14 2012. On these dates the Sun is in Leo and the Moon is in Cancer, the home bases of our two primary Lights.  This information comes from Isabel Hickey’s work, long since deceased.  This placement represents a natural resonance of the Sun and the Moon and the opportunity for us is to go to the wishing well and reach deep.

I welcome news of your experiences these days, please post in the comments section below or contact me directly.

 

The Pull to Rest, Continued….

Juan Tamad

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During the most recent Dark Moon (three full 24 hour periods before each New Moon) I started to write a post about resting in the Dark of the Moon and the post went missing! The post was there and then it was not there.  I accepted this happening as a cosmic intervention, a loud and clear reminder that it was time to rest, not write.

When I was living in Ashland, Oregan at the turn of the century, I heard Barry Brailsford speak to a group of people. He is an indigenous wisdom man, carrying the traditions of many ancient cultures.  That particular evening, Barry talked about not starting a writing project, or any project (Facebook take note!), near the end of the Lunar Cycle.  Barry said that it just made sense, and we only need to look at the sky, or feel within, to know this. As he said this, a friend in the audience looked at me and we both nodded, as she recognized that this was information I consistently shared in my work with Natural Time.

I know the tradition of syncing human activities with the Moon’s phases is something indigenous peoples do and have done forever and while I carry this tradition myself, deep within me, it was good to hear Barry say this in contemporary time. I have often felt like Cassandra sharing this information.

For me, the information came first through a study of astrology and then through direct experience of my body’s rhythms, the momentum to move forward, or to be still, in relation to the ebbs and flows of our Moon.

What I don’t get is how rare this seems to be to people, to coordinate how they feel and want to move or not want to move in relation to the Moon’s phase in the sky above.  To me, it is like a giant cosmic permission slip to follow one’s own rhythms in accordance with nature. It takes a lot to do that, I know, and you can read through earlier posts, and future posts, to learn about my struggles with this allowing.

In this most recent Dark Moon, I started to write about resting and the cosmos invited me to walk my talk. I accepted that invite and did rest as much as I could. For instance, not writing a voluntary blog post. There was something, though, that I had to do during this Dark Moon time and that was to show up for a part-time employment gig. Prior to the last few months, I had  the divine, supreme luxury of calling my own schedule. Now, I have a part-time gig where there is not as much leeway in my schedule as there was before. For the first time in about ten years, I had to show up for a job during the Dark Moon phase on Monday and Tuesday of this past week.

Monday went well, I didn’t have to do much, and  I rested Monday evening.  I did not sleep well during the night, as is often the circumstance right before a New Moon. Energy is stirring to begin anew.  The New Moon occurred on Tuesday morning at 11:02 AM EDT and I found it very difficult to work that day.  I was tired, out of sorts, and about 2 in the afternoon wondered to myself if I would make it through the rest of the day.

I did make it through the day and came right home, no stopping.  I crashed into rest that evening and being a self-indulgent sort, I rested the entire next day.  I knew from the feeling within my body that I had to come back to center, to reset to zero for the start of the new lunar cycle.  It was also the start of a new solar cycle, so the rest was deep and replenishing. I had the day to myself, a luxury, I know, and I read a mystery, stayed reclining most of the day, moved slowly, peacefully.

I woke this morning with a resurgence, a renewed energy field, fresh for the start of this new lunar cycle and this new season, Summer!, and with vitalized energy for my own work. New ideas, new enthusiasm, fresh perspective.

Not everyone can stop what they are doing and rest as the Moon floats from the end of one cycle to the beginning of the next. I know this and I will now, occasionally, fall into this category, too. However, if you struggle with depression, or irritability or frustration with your circumstances, I encourage you to consider realigning choices regarding energy exertion and the Moon’s movement. There are two cycles to consider, the Collective Lunar Cycle and your Personal Lunar Cycle. For simplicity’s sake, consider starting the alignment with the Collective Lunar Cycle. After you feel a resonance with that cycle, consider moving on to alignment with the Personal Lunar Cycle.

Things to consider for alignment with the Collective Cycle are to prepare for the naturally occurring low energy time during the Dark Moons, again, those are three days before each New Moon. You can find the date and time of the New Moons are on most calendars. During the Dark Moon times, consider having groceries on hand so you don’t have to stop at the supermarket on the way home from work. Pull out something from the freezer in the morning, so it is ready to go for dinner, instead of having to exert energy cooking. You might be too tired to enjoy what you cook during that Dark Moon time!  Have arrangements with family members for quiet time those evenings and limit external commitments as you can.  Most of all though, notice the longing in your body for rest, and allow time and space for it.  Planning ahead helps, whether it is with meals or housecleaning or activities for children or yourself. Queue up that book on your tablet, have something ready to go that relaxes.

Indigenous peoples have followed the lunar rhythms since the beginning of time. These cultures are not prominent any longer, however their wisdom still works. The cultures that have been prominent recently have attempted to use dominion over Nature to stay in power.  Their grip is loosening. The Shift  (paradigm/age/new dimension/new field) that we are in presents an opening to again connect live with Nature and reach for synchronicity, alignment and comfort from one ever-changing constant in life, our Moon.

The Richness of Now

 

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As I write this post, it is the evening of the Full Moon Eclipse, June 4. 2012, and we are a day from the Venus/Sun conjunction.  This is  a turning point time and represents an incredibly potent time for self-healing and self-being.

Eclipses are a kind of portal, a travel path of Sun and Moon synchronicity.  The Sun and Moon are the major lights in our lives and when they eclipse one another, it represents a seeding point.  Eclipses represent a time to dream big and wish on those light stars.  Notice over the over the next six months what manifests through your dream field, your imagination and your wishing well.

This Venus transit represents the beginning of a new 100 or so year cycle of hers.  There was a part one of this event in June, 2004 and June 5, 2012 represents part 2. The Mayan Calendar is based on Venus and her cycles so this June 5, 2012 event is part of the weaving of  the major Mayan Calendar event later this year, December 21, 2012. The word “potent” does not even come close to the power and potential of this time.

What is significant about these events is that the Lunar Eclipse and the Venus conjunction occur very near the same spot in the sky.  This is a thrilling time, a grounding rod for all things Venus: creative mystery, values, Beauty.  It is heart medicine of the highest caliber.

Ways to optimize this time include, first, realize that your field is expanding.  There is more room to be you, to be creative, to be artistic and expressive, whatever that means for the individual you.   Benefit comes, as well, from heeding dreams, moving the body in expressive gestures like walking or dancing, and speaking, seeing and reaching for what it is you want.  This time is about signing the canvas of your life with Beauty, Creativity and Heart. There is no right or wrong and no small or large. Now represents a time to take a first, or ongoing, step in releasing the BEauty within You.

If you are reading this post in real time and feel that you are tired and maybe out of sorts, recognize that there is major change in our Universe with these events and it takes our bodies and consciousness time to adjust.  I do hope that one makes time for this adjustment with resting when tired and processing emotions through art and heart connections with others. Good nutrition and positive thoughts, processing out those thoughts that bind you, is also helpful.  If you are reading this post weeks or months after the fact, rest assured that you can actively participate in the shift as the Venus transit is a long-term one and if you are not consciously working with the June 2012 eclipses, there are other eclipses on their way, as they occur every six months.

Working with the natural cycles as they occur in our ever-moving celestial sphere helps us align with and attune our intuitive inner knowing as we take one step after another on our beautiful planet Earth.  Step with life as it gets more fun, creative, connective, colourful, and rewarding.  Venus is about rewards, too, the reward of us within vibrant, interconnected life.

Experts who know the rhythms of the Mayan Calendar tell us that the meme is changing from “Time is Money” to “Time  is Art.” This Venus transit, along with the eclipses, open the door to us living Time is Art.  What that means is that artistic expression paves the way for fulfillment, we no longer live by the clock.  Rational minds cannot understand this, so please, do not stress yourself by trying to understand something beyond the mind’s grasp. We are multidimensional beings and we live and function beyond just the mind.  The richness of now is a time to let those other areas of our multidimensional experience, soul, heart, spirit and physical body, reach for the creative expression longing to be released from within. It is helpful not to put any judgements on the type of art you are called from within to do.  Now’s the time.

 

The Facebook Stock Discussion

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It astounds me that with access to all that money, media and popularity, the Facebook stock team did not seem to have access to primal sense.  Is it only the indigenous peoples who know?  Is it only nonindigenous people, like me and hundreds of others like me, who try to pay attention and follow nature, that know?

The “knowing” that I am talking about is that if one wants a project to succeed, don’t start it in the deep dark of the Moon, especially when the next New Moon involves an eclipse, as this New Moon did.  The Facebook people launched their public offering of stock on Friday morning, May 18 somewhere around 9:30 AM Eastern Daylight time and we, I am talking about all of us, had a New Moon with in two days of this launch.  The New Moon eclipse occurred on Sunday, May 20 at 7:48 PM Eastern Daylight time.

When the Facebook people officially launched their stock in public offering, the Moon was around 333 degrees of its 360 degree cycle, it was in its 26th of its 28 day cycle and it was in its 8th of 8 phase cycle.  That timing speaks of ending, not beginning.  The energy is just not there to sustain new life.  I am sorry if this is hard news for anyone to take in; the ancient peoples on our land, on all parts of our land, worked with natural cycles, the flow of the seasons and the phases of the Moon.

It is disheartening that this simple, primal, information, something we see reflected in the sky each and every month as a reminder for us, is so ignored in our modern society.  We will not ever know how the Facebook stock might have fared if the launch was delayed until Tuesday or Wednesday, once the New Moon had a chance to find its legs and the energy starts anew.

I have no stock in Facebook and am not planning on purchasing any, so I really don’t have a horse in this race.  Except that me, and hundreds, if not thousands of people like me, share information about these natural cycles and people do not seem to sense the connection between their energy, the life and viability of their projects or relationships and that big, beautiful, oceanic Moon up there.  There is a connection and I invite you to track it.  It is easy to do, most calenders list the New and Full Moons on their pages.  Note how you feel and how what you start in dark Moon days, three days before the New Moon, turns out.  Let me know how it goes!

 

 

 

Power Dates

Intuition leads the cover story of the August 2011 issue of Oprah magazine. While this feature is chockful of intuitive techniques, one technique not mentioned is alignment with natural cycles.

 

The core of my work with intuition is alignment with natural cycles. We are nature beings and the cycles of nature synchronize with the cycles of our bodies and inner life. Imagine the benefits when we acknowledge and align with natural cycles! The link between inner and outer gets clearer and intuition gets stronger, as does and a sense of safety in connecection with Life.

 

Coming up are three pivotal sets of dates that provide powerful openings for synchronizing alignment with the natural world. The first of these dates is Monday, July 25, 2011.

 

In the Mayan Calendar, this is the “Day Out of Time.” It is like a free day, a pivotal, potent day that occurs between the end of one Mayan Calendar year and the next. In all cyclical systems, there is a gap, a gasp of stillness, when one cycle ends and the next begins.

 

In my experience over decades working with natural cycles, this gap of stillness has the potential to take us out of the experience of duality and into the experience of unity, oneness. It might be momentary, a split second, however, it is a visceral experience. This melting of duality, the sense of separation, happens on the subtle level as one cycle flows into the next. It is an exquisite moment of vivid presence.

 

Day Out of Time is a day of celebration and creativity, fun and play. It is a border crossing time and it is good to go into it with awareness of its potential for change. If you would like further information on this Day Out of Time, search those keywords, as well as Mayan Calendar and immerse yourself in unfolding mystery.

 

The second set of power dates coming up occur from 9:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, July 27, 2011 to 02:16 AM, Eastern Daylight Time on July 30, 2011. During this time, the Sun is in the sign of Leo and the Moon is in the sign of Cancer. These signs represent the home bases of the two primary lights in our life, the Sun and Moon. There is a natural order here and the opportunity is to synchronize with our own true nature in alignment with Life. Notice how you feel, what you want, what you want to do and transmit wishes, hopes, dreams and desires, as well as constructive actions, into the Universe.

 

Scientists tell us that eggs can stand on end during the days of the equinoxes. The Sun in Leo and the Moon in Cancer represents a similar potency of vertical axis alignment of us within nature. It happens once a calendar year and it is ours to acknowlege and enjoy.

 

The third set of pivotal dates coming up is two-fold. August 8, 2011 is the cross -quarter day. In the Cardinal Cross of our existence, North, South, East and West, cross-quarter days represent a fulcrum, the pivotal turning from one season to the next. Cross-quarter days are potent times for listening for direction. Spending time in nature helps access deep listening.

 

Two days before this, August 6 and 7th 2011 are potent manifesting days when our Sun is at the midpoint of the Galatic Center and the Super Galactic Center. We are in a pivotal configuration with our cosmos during this time, one that represents a sublime alignment with our galaxy. Again, this is a time to discern with kindness and wisdom what it is we want and need and then reach out with open arms, releasing wishes, wants, needs and desires on one hand and opening to receive, on the other hand, intuition and inner wisdom regarding the fulfillment of those wishes, needs, wants and desires.


Alignment with natural cycles represents a powerful technique for opening intuition and knowing how to live the potential of who we are as co-creators with Life. Our life, on planet earth, in a living galaxy.

 

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