Posted by: zanemaser | May 13, 2015

SACRED RIVERS

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Osprey hunting fish.
Rocks smoothed by river’s tumble.
All senses engaged.

River eternal.
Flowing tales and history.
Secrets secreted.

From land to ocean.
One Body links Earth life.
Walk light, holy places.

Heavenly Nature expressed.
 

Zum Baden meist zu kalt, ansonsten sehr imponierendes Gewässer

When you embrace the bounteous
privilege and miracle of rivers,
you stand with Angels.
Zane Maser
 

The natural world is the greatest source of excitement;
the greatest source of visual beauty;
the greatest source of intellectual interest….
The greatest source of so much in life
that makes life worth living.
David Attenborough
 


Other “Nature” Offerings:

• The Tree That Shares

• Orchid Talk

• Bumblebee Hotel

• Those “Shy” Birds

• Little Angel Band

• Graced By White-Crowned Sparrows

• Tigers Two—Katie & Nora

• Maternal Watchfulness


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Posted by: zanemaser | May 6, 2015

RECEPTIVITY

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Feminine softness.
Glorious quiet, still, peace.
Nothing to do, be.

Water ripples speak.
Emptied, open, Truth reveals.
Nothing to get, learn.

Stars twinkle messages.
Light responds in every cell.
Nothing to desire.

Live now completely fulfilled.
 

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Say ‘yes’ to the present moment.
Eckhart Tolle
 


Similar Offerings:

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• The “Quiet” of Introversion

• Listening

• Inward Hearing

• Silence Is Power

• The Holy Atmosphere of Shangri-La


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Posted by: zanemaser | April 27, 2015

THE STRAIGHT PATH

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God made the straight Path.
We make it rough, hard, or smooth.
Our Path reveals us.

God gave sun and clouds.
Summer’s heat, winter’s coldness.
The Light is constant.

Accept all life’s gifts.
Open your heart to recall.
God made the straight Path.
 

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Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:14 (KJV)
 

I will go before thee,
and make the crooked places straight….
Isaiah 45:2 (KJV)

 


Similar Offerings:

• The Timeless Trek

• It’s All Your Choice

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• Soul Purpose

• Soul Assignments

• Colors of the Divine

• Nothing Needs Adding


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Text © by Zane Maser, 2015. This Haiku style poem was inspired by an inner revelation given to my husband, Chris, and is thus dedicated to his beautiful spirit with great love and gratitude. Both photos are gratefully used from Wikimedia Commons; the second photo is attributed to Evelyn Simak of the UK Geograph Project. All rights of Zane Maser and SunnyCat Astrology reserved worldwide.

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Posted by: zanemaser | April 21, 2015

NATURE’S AFFLUENCE

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Love Nature as Home.
Serve Her as heir to all wealth.
Let Earth be as is.

Natural beauty.

Hidden manna flows.
The Earth is already full.
Hear, see, watch the birds.

 
 
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In dedication to “Earth Day 2015.”
Let us each realize Earth Day in our heart,
and live every day of the year in
this awakened consciousness of our Mother.
 

No synonym for God is as perfect as Beauty.
John Muir


Similar Offerings:

• Earth Day 2012

• The Essence Of Spiritual Ecology

• One Small Nudge affects the Whole World

• The Tree That Shares

• The Global Heart

• Heaven is Earth

• Until The Last One… (a tale of swallows)

• Birdie Diner

• Bumblebee Hotel


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Haiku style poem © by Zane Maser, 2015. Photo of the Tetons gratefully used from Wikimedia Commons, attributed to Michael Gäbler. Mountain meadow photo © by Chris Maser. All rights of Zane Maser and SunnyCat Astrology reserved worldwide.

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Posted by: zanemaser | April 15, 2015

INFINITE SPIRITUAL WEALTH

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Listen for Truth.
Gaze within as Divine child.
You are ever with me.

Wealth is in Spirit.

Much creates much more.
Infinite Good is our bank.
Inflow to outflow.

Give what you want to receive.

 


Similar Offerings:

• Listening

• Constant Care

• Constant Provision

• Nothing Needs Adding

• The River of Supply

• Generous Spirit

• Gratitude Consciousness

• Divine Seeds


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Posted by: zanemaser | April 9, 2015

THE ASTROLOGICAL ELEMENT OF EARTH

“So simple is the earth we tread, So quick with love and life
her frame; Ten thousand years have dawned and fled,
and still her magic is the same.”
Stopford A. Brooke, The Earth and Man

Some would say it’s far more appealing to plant than to be planted in the ground—for good, that is. Particularly if a person holds the belief that we are only given this lifetime! Rather, let us gird up our loins to go on to more sun-filled days ahead and rejoice in the tasks of this day! One of my favorite activities, truly a joy of my heart, is to be out in our garden surrounded by the pulse of life in its most vibrant, beautiful state. There is something calmly restorative about having my hands in the soil. Earth tends to slow us down and open our appreciation for the physical world that enfolds and sustains us. To me, each grain of sacred soil is a tiny, living particle of Divine Manifestation.

Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on
a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains,
and the creatures of the field are mine.
Psalms 50:10-11

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The astrological element of Earth is one that is naturally familiar to me. By birth, both of my parents had their Sun signs in a matter-of-fact Earth sign. My dad had Sun in serene Taurus; mom’s was in happily-busy Virgo. And my sister has the Moon in level-headed Capricorn. In my natal chart, I have an Earth sign that is rising (the Ascendant) and another at the Midheaven (the highest point of culmination in the birth chart). Quite fortunately, expansive Jupiter in an Earth sign is at the prominent Midheaven (also known as the cusp of the 10th house). Jupiter is one of astrology’s “lucky charms,” the other being Venus. With Earth signs on two of the most significant angles of my chart, I have an inborn love of soil and the garden from the deepest essence of my being!

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Though there are a number of words that keenly describe the Element of Earth, such as steadfast, determined, deliberate, patient, and useful, a central word for the Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn is practicality through an inherent common sense. Individuals with these signs emphasized in their chart are well able to dig in their heels and out-wait others! They are the true masters of diligence and shrewd rootedness! With a strong keynote of realism, Earth is the arena where the material world of solidity, production, survival, accumulation, and advancement are paramount. Building tangible, endurable structures and being prepared for eventualities are generally the forte of the conservative Earth signs. It’s not surprising that the perfect cube is the platonic solid that is linked with the Earth element.

You yourself are the temple within the city of God;
you are yourself the perfect cube perfected through
experience and perhaps thought suffering, but at all events
through your human relationships. Through life after life
all your excrescences are smoothed away until you become the
perfect lodge or temple for the indwelling Christ.
White Eagle, The Light Bringer

The Earth element relates to the domain of the here and now, of creating order and harmony in practical life through the pursuit of material security and possessions, physical pleasures, intellectual accomplishments, and the achievement through one’s “chosen role” of social position and power. Flights of fantasy and risky propositions tend not be the innate style of Earth, as these individuals much prefer a steady continuity of effort that brings gradual, tangible gains, for they are the archetypal “methodical doers” of the zodiac. With a traditional leaning, they tend to need to ponder things carefully and literally, building a sense of solid footing before going forward in their decisions and choices.

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The spiritual teacher, White Eagle, describes this as, “feet firmly planted upon the road of earth.” To me, “feet firmly planted” means both learning to be masterfully on earth in the security of day-to-day life and routines and yet not being of earth—potentially the greatest spiritual challenge for those with their Sun in an Earth sign or a preponderance of the element of Earth in their chart. This is the age-old archetypal struggle of the parting of the ways in that one cannot simultaneously serve two masters. One must choose at the fork of the road and then vow to keep the promise to one’s self. With too much down-to-earthiness or attachment to outer forms, a person can thus become obstinate, congested, clogged, or resistant to endeavors beyond simply material comforts.

Earth, which signifies the “melancholic” temperament, represents sensation and the physical body. In Jungian typology, it is the “sensation” type or the world of the five outer senses. This element is also considered to be dry, warm, and heavy—the one that tends to hold in energy and create stamina. With Earth emphasized, the challenge can be too great a reliance on external things and life as they either are or appear to be, which stifles the imagination, spontaneity, and unencumbered living. It can also manifest as a tendency to be so much focused on form in general (“the concretization of matter,” as Judith Hill describes it) and the longevity of the body in particular that the individual is unaware and thus unable to perceive the reality and value of spiritual concepts and the inner life of Spirit, as well as the Higher Wisdom. As a result, the body (Taurus) must learn to serve well the mind (Virgo) in order to direct one’s energies wisely into disciplined ambitions and ultimately to success in one’s chosen profession (Capricorn).

In the teachings of White Eagle, the spiritual lesson indicated with the Sun in an Earth sign is that of service. A person born with the Sun in an Earth sign in this lifetime has the opportunity to gain mastery of the physical life and thus, by not becoming too preoccupied or bogged down in it, can eventually achieve precision and perfection on the physical plane of life. In terms of what are called the soul initiations, Earth is the final one wherein perfect use of energy and self-mastery must be attained.

What fascinates me about the Element of Earth is a seeming paradox in its actual purpose and function, perhaps best described as the finite and infinite. For me, this alludes to the razor’s edge depicted by an emphasis of Earth in a person’s natal chart. On the one hand, we are meant to ground ourselves firmly and fully in the lowest arc of the physical plane of being so that the body and matter become glorified and hence serve spirit—rather than matter impinging on or imprisoning spirit. On the other hand, because the Earth initiation is ultimately the last and greatest of the initiations, earthly life is the necessary training ground for our returning Home in full consciousness of our at-one-ment with the Divine and all life. Home, sweet Home….

On the evolutionary ascent, it seems we cannot re-member Heaven without thoroughly getting our hands, feet and whole being “em-bodied” in Earth in order to raise all our intentions and purpose to the eternal level of Divine Spirit. All the gifts and lessons of growth previously learned while undergoing initiations in the Elements of Air, Fire, and Water (not necessarily taken in sequential fashion) are meant to be used in the final mastery of material life—that of selfless service. We learn the true understanding and full measure of “as above, so below; as below, so above.” As within, so without; as without, so within.

All the superabundance of what we have earned and received is selflessly given in the final liberation of spiritualizing matter. Moreover, we have attained to the highest state of pure Self-realization.

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Similar Offerings:

• Full Moon In Taurus

• The Power And Potential Of Focus (about the sign of Capricorn)

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• Heaven is Earth

• Slow Down!

• Gone Gardenin’

• Earth Day 2012

• A Prayer of Love for the Earth


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Text © by Zane Maser, 2015. Photo of the green grass and trees gratefully used from Wikimedia Commons; attributed to M J Richardson of the Geograph Project, UK. The final photo is from the same project, attributed to Pauline Eccles. The cube and “fork-of-the-road” photo also used from Wikimedia Commons. All rights of Zane Maser and SunnyCat Astrology reserved worldwide.

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Posted by: zanemaser | April 2, 2015

BEWARE THE STINGER WOMAN!

 

“Who are you,” I demanded in surprise, “and what are you doing here?” I asked as I climbed the steps of the front porch, encountering this hunched, raga-muffin person. There was something vaguely familiar and discomforting about her, something I couldn’t put my finger on.

“I am the Stinger Woman!” she exclaimed, chuckling under her foul breath, half in defiance and partly in smug confidence. She straightened up to reveal her full, dark-colored regalia in an attempt to intimidate me.

“Tell me what you want, and then please go.” I could feel the eerie prickle as the hairs stood on end over my body, knowing her message was a foreboding one. Did I really want to even acknowledge or listen to her?

“You have invited me here,” was her poised reply.

“I WHAT? What do you mean? I’ve never seen you before nor do I know your business with me,” I declared, as the words spilled out with more irritability and lack of control than I realized I was feeling. I surprised myself, so caught off guard was I by her aura of pervasive power and cunning self-assurance. Her unsettling, shadowy business did indeed seem to be the ability to foster—rather quickly I might add—my fears, doubts, and questions about the strength of my own power. She had arrived unannounced but was already creating her little dis-quieting waves of uncertainty and chaos. I hoped I wasn’t visibly shaking.

“I see you are trying to figure out who I am,” she grinned with glee, puffing out her chest with an air of self-possession that she had taken the upper hand, “but you know very well who I am. You can’t kid yourself, and you surely can’t deceive me. I, the renowned Stinger Woman, am a shadow figure usually buried deep within your psyche. I gladly come up into your awareness whenever you—rather your pitiful, self-questioning personality—welcome me in.

“I would never welcome you anywhere, even if you were the last person on earth!!” I retorted in defense, trying to stabilize my equilibrium as I stared into her piercingly deep eyes of knowing. My heightened fear must have been palpable.

“And so you like to think,” she rejoined. “When your stream-of-thoughts are on a negative wavelength, like the energy of a train barreling down a greased track, you open the door and I step right with-‘in,’ having been invited by your own self doubting and fearing. So you see, she boasted, I sting only if and when you have first stung yourself! It is you who creates your own reality—out-pictured as the panorama of your life.”

I could feel the red flush and heat of my impatience increase.

“When you foster that little, nagging, saboteurial voice inside your head,” declared she, “I can undermine you in a blink, only because you have first undermined yourself! I have power over you the moment you lose power over yourself through your negative, critical, judgmental, self-centered thoughts. Every time you berate yourself or think, ‘I know Sam or Sally can do it but I don’t know if I can do it,’ I pounce on you. Easy prey then, I can sting you to my heart’s content so that you wallow in discouragement, rejection, depression, inertia, resignation, shame, self-reproach, anxiety, victimhood, or whatever emotion fits the downhill slide. When you are in this self-disenchanted state or resisting anything about your life this moment, you make it very, very easy for me! And I am a very busy, highly sought-out woman!”

 
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Do any of you recognize the infamous Stinger Woman? She crept into my dream earlier this week (not a fun dream!) and caught me off guard. It is her venomous stinger that encourages us to think and feel that who I am now is not enough or good enough—in one way or another. In her sly moves, she shows us that either the past or the future is a better place than this moment. She cultivates the incessant, noisy, mental chatter of discontent. Varying degrees of paralysis through fear is another winning hand for her. In other words, we allow her to take us “out of our own game!”

Her lurking presence haunted me for days. I was knotted with procrastination, stung with the “self”-poison of feeling nothing I could create would be of any value or consequence—to anyone. Wallowing in poor little me, poor little self, my poor bruised ego…

The Stinger Woman’s (or Stinger Man’s) teaching is not only profound but also a good, long belly laugh (once we truly get the opportunity she brings), for she personifies an archetypal figure we all have to encounter over and over and over until we master the deepest level of fostering our self with acceptance, compassion, and love.

The Old English meaning of “foster” is nourishment and to nourish, that which is akin to food. To foster is “to encourage or help grow,” an evolving definition that later expanded to include the encouragement “of things, feelings, ideas, etc.” This essence of foster, then, is what are we nursing, supporting, favoring, advancing, or cherishing—either subconsciously or consciously—in our thoughts, feelings, intentions, words, and actions. As Rhonda Bryne points out, “when you give all your thoughts to something you are asking for it.” So, what food are you daily feeding yourself? What are you asking for through your thoughts?

If we take a comprehensive look at our life on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, we can get an honest evaluation of what we are actually fostering, much of which is done in unconscious, conditioned, habitual patterns and ways. For instance, what does your physical environment look like: cluttered, chaotic, clean, orderly, beautiful? How is it a picture of who you are internally? And your physical body: well nourished on vitalizing food or the fastest option possible, exercised and toned, a weight that suits your frame, sleep deprived and tired? The whole physical landscape of your life is what you are tending and attending to. When you have an honest appraisal of what is (in the present), you can consciously choose it or change it.

Do the same assessment for the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of your life. See if you are comfortable with how and where you expend your energy. If you’d make any changes on these levels, which ones would you cultivate to be more in keeping with your essential nature? An eye opener is to consider what you talk about to most people because it actually reflects what you are thinking and feeling—your predominant, life-forming attitudes.

Probably all of you have heard the saying, “She got what she deserved!” It’s virtually always applied in a contemptuous manner, as in she (he) played with fire and thus got painfully but deservedly burned. This is most certainly true in that our level or state of consciousness creates the nature of our outer life and its outcomes. When the seeds of dishonest behavior or thoughts of poverty or fears about health are sown, to name a few, these crops germinate and sprout the seed of the parent stock. Most of us never consider she got what she deserved can be as meaningfully applied to the positive consequence. She got what she deserved in recognition, success, wealth, and attainment because she sowed that crop. We get what we are and thus have earned by where we focus our consciousness. We are what we believe!

The Stinger Woman (or Man) is a powerful entity. She/he can be a curse—if unconsciously dealt with—or a blessing, but either way, we give to or withdraw our power from her. Charles Haanel gives us the perfect antidote, through awareness of mind and presence, to dis-invite the Stinger Woman into our space: “The same thought will always be followed by the same consequence, and no other thought will serve the purpose.”

Thus, a thought will always seek its own through the Universal Principle of Attraction. Peace follows peace. A generous stance begets generosity. Confidence is the precursor of success. Affluence magnifies affluence. Beauty creates beauty. Harmony results in harmony. Acceptance frees life energies. Love follows love and increases it.

“Stinger Woman, thank you for your unexpected visit in
my dream and for our illuminating conversation. The balance
of power is truly my choice. As I get back inside
myself and change my consciousness from within,
so too will you change your form and gifts for me.”

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Similar Offerings:

• A Test of Tooth (more on the Stinger Woman!)

• Two Choices In Life (choose love or fear)

• The Hunchback in Each of Us

• Ego Benders

• Pain Body Attack!

• Self-Acceptance Heals the World

• Thoughts Reproduce In Like Measure

• Mental Pole Shift

• Oranges Only Grow On Orange Trees

Ad Infinitum Ourselves

• Greatness Within

• Believe and Conquer


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Posted by: zanemaser | March 27, 2015

VENUS: THE ROSE OF PERFECTION

Each person is a demonstration of God’s love
and beauty in the world.

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The fragrant rose is a flower of Venus. If we imagine the various meanings of Venus as petals of a rose, with each petal enhancing and blending seamlessly into the next one, we can sense the kindly, gentle vibration of this peace-loving planet.1 Venus symbolizes our fundamental value system in terms of what we generally hold most dear. Thus, this first petal relates principally to how we value our self as an individual. This crucial sense of inner worth (or the lack of it) is anchored within the initial embrace of our family, which ideally treated us as a lovable, beautiful person. From this psychologically encouraging beginning, we have a firm foundation for building a life of meaning and significance. Venus mirrors outwardly, in so many ways, our perception of our internal worthiness and thus the degree of inner harmony we feel and radiate forth.

Moving to the next petal, Venus signifies the quest for and potential to attain harmony and balance within our self and our life. As the epitome of symmetry and poise, the Fourth Ray, that of Venus, represents harmony gained through conflict. Her central aim is always the on-going process of peace and equanimity, both inwardly and outwardly. Each time we resolve an internal, niggling discord we are more able to interact in ways that are gracious, cooperative, diplomatic, and unifying. We create fulfilling relationships based on mutual agreement and compromise, which take into account the feelings and needs of all involved.

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In yet another petal, we experience the feminine energy of Venus that leads us softly to our heart and opens the feeling side of our being. The Taoist tradition describes the feminine as yin—the energy of allowing. Our emotional heartbeat is a touchstone of Venus, for she is the round-edged planet of love, desire, pleasure, and sociability. She is emblematic of true femininity, and, together with the Moon, represents the qualities we associate with the anima (soul) or sensual feminine. The Moon is a more mature, security-oriented, motherly aspect of the feminine, while Venus tends to be youthful, flirtatious, and ardent in her passions.

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Tenderness, nurturing, sharing, compassion, grace, and sensitivity are the positive expressions of woman, which also includes the feminine part of the male’s psyche. Her glyph is the circle of spiritual awareness placed above the cross of matter—the universal symbol for the female, which also depicts the legendary mirror of Venus. Being a Yin planet—one representing the negative or passive polarity—Venus is a receptive, often subtle influence that ideally expresses her power in tactful, persuasive ways rather than through a potent, harsh, or contentious demeanor.

As with all duality, Venus has her dark, self-indulgent side with its unattractive qualities. This contrast in the different faces of Venus demonstrates the Eternal law: as first within, so without. Hence, how we express our Venus energy inevitably draws to us exactly what we are: peace within, peace without; self-centered within, self-centered without. A classic example is Islam, a Venus-ruled religion and a word that means “peace,” but what face of Islam is predominantly seen or heard about in today’s press?

Another petal of the rose epitomizes Venus as the cosmic principle of attraction and the expression of beauty in all its myriad forms. From mythology, we know that Venus was the embodiment of beauty, so wherever she walked flowers grew. As the outer world simply responded to the internal beauty of Venus through the spontaneous blooming of flowers, our inner beauty is likewise naturally exuded in all we fashion outwardly in our lives. Were we to live the highest essence of Venus, flowers might also bloom at our feet!

Well known as the morning or evening star, Venus is the loveliest, most luminous sparkle in the sky after the Sun and Moon (our Celestial Parents). Phosphoros, Greek for “light bearer,” was an early name for Venus, and in flawless style her orbital path between the Earth and the Sun is an almost perfect circle! Pythagoras illuminated an ancient, mystical connection between Venus and the Sun (our spiritual heart wherein burns the inner flame) when he called her the sol alter, meaning the “other Sun,” due to her radiant glow. No wonder she is the archetypal goddess who inspires our aesthetic ideals and the planetary vibration that magnetizes to us all that is eternally lovely and refined in thought, form, touch, fragrance, color, and sound.

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Venus is associated with the mind in the heart and the higher mental and celestial planes, thus with all we create by the steady control of our thoughts. As the key to spiritual unfoldment, the heart chakra is closely linked with Venus (and to the Air signs), along with her symbols of the six-pointed Star and rose blooming within the heart. The geometric pattern formed from Venus’ cycle in relationship to the Earth, as seen from the Earth, is a five-petaled rose. Every eight years, when Venus shows the same face to the Earth, the pair “kiss” and another petal is formed. These stunningly symmetrical patterns of the Venusian “dance” actually form both a heart and a rose!

Although the individual petals of the Venusian rose illustrate her various domains, each sphere of influence merges one with another. Softening the edges of life, Venus works through synthesis. For this reason, self-worth is deeply wedded to an inner sense of harmony that results in personal charisma and the desire for relationships. Love, as the feeling language of the heart, is both the greatest unifier and inspiration behind all forms of creativity, whether it is in the joy of gardening, composing music, designing jewelry, or setting an elegant table.

In her most blessed form, Venus represents the awakened spiritual soul. Her kindhearted vibrations manifest at their purest when in Pisces, the sign in which Venus is exalted. In the watery Piscean realm, Venus exemplifies the soul who has transformed feelings of selfishness into selflessness, who expresses love not from the personal level but from the universal. As the goddess of the gentle way, one of her sacred animals is the white dove of peace, a bird that is symbolic of the all-encompassing, omnipresent love of God. When we allow ourselves to be enfolded within the spiritual rose of Venus, we are blessed with a peace and beauty that surpasses worldly understanding and thereby helps not only to quicken the vibratory rate on Earth but also to elevate, ever so slightly, the consciousness of humanity.

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Similar Offerings:

• Full Moon-Ness And Venus

• The High Calling of Mystical Pisces (in part is a description about the      purpose and value of the retrograde cycle of Venus)

• Dove of Peace

• Free Association: Peace

• Sweet, Sweet Heart

• The Lily-Work

• Nothing Needs Adding


Endnote:

  1. Zane Maser 2008. Venus. Drumbeat, Journal of the White Eagle Lodge (Canada), Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 13-15 (2008).


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Posted by: zanemaser | March 20, 2015

JOYOUS ACTIVITY

 

Warmer weather comes.
Joyous activity blooms.
Consciousness delights.

Heartened with more sun.
We revel in stunning color.
Joyful renewal.

Arc of risen life.

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Similar Offerings:

• Quiet Spring

• God’s Artistry

• Easter-Ize!

Sun Thoughts For Easter

• Easter Thoughts by White Eagle

• Giving Way in The Natural Order

• Earth Day 2012

• The Glory Of Morning


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Posted by: zanemaser | March 16, 2015

TWO GODS OFFER LIBERATION

Internal freedom heralds external freedom.

Collectively, since 2011, we have been in the midst of an unusually powerful and liberating Cosmic pattern that signals the culmination of the old cycle and the invitation to walk new terrain with courage and vision. Two planetary giants—Uranus, the rule-breaking God of radical shifts, and Pluto, the God that instigates endings and reconstruction—are center stage in the ring.

Much of the outer world has been shaken to its very core in way one or another, on one level or another, and will continue to be so over the next few years, though likely to a lesser degree, as these potent energies disperse, their work accomplished for now. Many of our lives have also been rattled in one way(s) or another, inwardly and outwardly, and thus significantly disrupted. Resistance proved to be futile and would have only heightened the amount of suffering. What was meant to move on, moved on. New meaning and trajectories have come to the fore.

Moreover, many of us have had—and are having—intense personal encounters with the “the dark night of the soul.” In the past few weeks, two friends have lost a sibling, a cousin was suddenly presented with unexpected divorce papers, a shocking surprise; another friend with two young children is facing a hostile divorce from her partner; and another single friend, whose baby is due in mid May, lost her steady job. The lives of many individuals remain in significant flux, change, and uncertainty—the previous chapter of life has closed and the first words of the next chapter are still somewhat vague. As challenging as it has been, the way is being cleared for new ground, new vistas, renewed life, greater consciousness.

In the sky today, the seventh and final square-off of Uranus and Pluto culminates. This last exact encounter provides a welcome moment to consider how much we have undergone in terms of major movements toward relinquishment, the embrace of life-shifting changes that have already occurred over the past few years (and ones yet to occur), of rebirth, and the transformation of the landscape of our lives. I have frequently heard the refrain, “life feels very different now!” and/or “time feels very different to me!”

Regardless of the outer appearance of continued chaos, humanity has arrived at an exhilarating juncture in its larger cycle. What is gone is gone. Beautiful, empty space is available for us to shape according to the creative choices we now make with aliveness and authentic expression. Eckhart Tolle, in a recent talk, confirms that a definite “shift in consciousness is transpiring.” He suggests that the nightly news is not the greatest news, but rather the “evolutionary leap humanity is now taking,” which is occurring underneath many people’s radar. Further, as the metamorphosis continues, Eckhart attests there is the “arising of a different human species.” Uranus and Pluto have been our loyal partners in this accelerating Divine Evolution. Thank you, Great Spirit, for the Plan unfolding in perfect timing!

As reincarnating souls who were given free will and free choice, let us realize the immense privilege and honor we chose “to be here now” in a physical body so that we can be full participants in this worldwide awakening. At this pivotal time, the contributions of spirit we each make—today and every moment forward—add up to that continuing enlightenment of individual and Global Consciousness. Shall we walk the Higher Path as “One Body,” hand in hand, heart to heart, all of the same illumined Spirit?

We are entering a new life—a new way
of thinking, a new way of acting,
a complete turnabout. We are walking
on virgin soil which has never been
trod on this Earth. We are pioneers of
the soul, leading humanity back to God.
Hilda Charlton, spiritual master

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Similar Offerings:

• When Two Gods Meet (about the era-defining Uranus/Pluto square)

• Shrouded in “A Dark Night”

• Cycles Upon Cycles

• Aquarian Gateway

• Planetary Grace

• The Global Heart

• It’s All Your Choice


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