“First say to yourself what would you be;
and then do what you have to do.”
~ Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher
“Take charge of your thoughts.
You can do what you will with them.”
~ Plato (428-327 BC) – Greek Philosopher and Prose Writer
“They can do all because they think they can.”
~ Virgil (70-9 BC) – Roman Poet
“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind
on things we desire not things we fear.”
~ Brian Tracy
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
~ Mark Twain
At the time of this writing, Mercury is still retrograde and will go direct on August 26. Themes during retrogrades are not only more reflective, but also more focused. Too many folks go through life not really awake, or are too reliant upon last minute “by the skin of your teeth” living. Retrogrades give increased focus on their areas of governance, which requires a greater sense of awareness as well. Flying by the seat of your pants (we’re pretty bad about this in the US, not to mention the stress levels we try to pass off as normal life) doesn’t tend to work as well under the demand for focus during these times. So-so output just doesn’t really cut it. With Mercury governing money, communication and travel, these areas require more clarity, attention and focus during a retrograde. Communication is very important at this time. Even when you are aware though, you have all the sleepy-heads to watch for. Your key to success is remaining balanced, eating right, sleeping right, staying focused and giving Mercury its due. And moving into the next numerological window, this need for communication and facts becomes even greater.
Last month I mentioned that we’d have an opportunity to put things into order soon. We enter that window between now and about mid-October. The energetic window that awaits brings into focus issues with boundaries, law, and order. We had a swing at responsibility in August, and in September, it makes us look hard at what those responsibilities are. Now is a time for clarity, revealing the realities as they are. The is and is not. When do you say no? When do you say yes? What deserves attention? What does not? What is your purpose in life? What may feel nice, but isn’t your purpose in life? Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you are supposed to. On the other hand, there are things people can and should do that they fail to. Like stand up for themselves, for someone else, or something that is right. Sometimes during these types of energetic windows people focus on simplifying. That is OK, but I do prefer the term clarify. Clarify your purpose and direction right now and at least put together a thumbnail sketch of a road map to follow. For most of us, our purpose is not for a simple life, but for one with a clear purpose. Clarity is the key.
As the US gets comfortable with it’s new cycle, I expect health, community and family issues to take center stage come November/December. And interestingly, this year the Thanksgiving holiday is more conducive to family gatherings than Christmas. (If you’re trying to decide which holiday to travel to see family for, my vote is Thanksgiving.)
There are some interesting patterns afoot. The whole month of September tends to be more intensified due to it’s nine nature doubling each day’s vibration, however the 9th and 20th do stand out. The thing I think is interesting… I’ve been watching http://spaceweather.com, and there are some interesting celestial “anomalies” that I thought I’d go ahead and mention. Space Weather maintains a list of upcoming Earth-Asteroid encounters and it’s interesting to note that each one of note (highlighted in pink on their chart) comes closest to Earth during an arch of influence in numerology dates. The most significant is actually classed a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (greater than 150 m in diameter and passing within .05 AU of our planet). On Nov 8th, within an important numerology arch, asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass closer to the Earth than our own moon. (For reference, our moon is 3474 km in diameter.) If you’re curious, follow the link to space weather and click on the asteroids to watch the videos of the projected obits, etc..
Now, that said – I find all this fascinating. And I find that when astrological, celestial and numerological events collide, the intensity of the energy seems that much greater. However, I’m not overly concerned about it. Anymore than I am in a place of fear about the drought we’re having here in Texas. My job is to love, not to be afraid. And Mother Gaea is in need of her natural processes. Our sun is increasing in activity. I think winter will be a different story.
For the next 6 weeks, I ask you to think about making plans, getting yourself organized and laying foundations. Do this for work and career and do this for family. September is the best month all year to get your act together for the holidays and pre-plan for 2012. October is a good time to take a trip for fun, December a good time to take a trip for reflection. But expect travel issues in December. I think we’re in for quite a Winter 2011 in the US. And September is a good time to plan for potential weather extremes and emergency scenarios as well. Unusual weather is in the the future down the road and it’s better to think of needs now than not be prepared. Besides, you know I’m a fan of being prepared not just for yourself, but so you can be a light to others. You never know what kind of difference you might make for someone else. Do you have a first aid kit? Firewood? A disaster plan in case of a chemical spill? A list of emergency phone numbers? Do your kids know what to do? These scenarios are often considered uncommon, but what has previously been considered uncommon is becoming more common place. I’ve been analyzing the last 2000 years of dates and there is a large pattern that makes me want to encourage everyone to keep records and get first aid training. Take an inventory and get an idea together of what you can and will do.
Feeling stuck? I highly recommend an article by Mark McGuinness called: “5 Creative Coaching Techniques To Get Yourself Unstuck.” Mark has not only a gift for writing, but for coaching as well. And I love his “imagine yourself without a head” exercise. Check it out. He’s a good resource.
September is the 9th month of the year, and as such always holds a special vibration because 9 is the number that honors all other vibrations. We feel each day’s vibrations more clearly in the month of September. In the natural annual social progression in the US, it serves as the perfect “beginning of the year,” with its clearer messages and holiday season peeking around the corner. No wonder our school years naturally start around September. The weather may begin shifting to fall and the waning of the seasons during September, but as a society we seem to come alive with expectation.
The window we enter now asks us to place order into our lives, to focus, to organize, to plan. As we begin turning to our fall schedules, planning for the future is important now. Take the information you’ve gathered thus far this year and begin putting it into a working order.
Back in June I mentioned seeing some forces at work come this window beginning in August. Not the short explosive bursts I saw back in April/May, but longer and more sustaining in effect. The closer we draw, the more I feel this pull. Again, I look to North Atlantic region and the east US coast, with the window appearing from about North Carolina on up. It is a large energy pattern, which points to a natural event, but could manifest in something man-caused. However, I also see disturbance on the west coast for mid to southern California. I’m not sure what the trigger is. Whether it’s weather or a natural disaster or frankly a ball game. But something is coming to a head.
I also mentioned that by end of October I believe we’ll see some of the predictability in the markets and economy that everyone craves. It’s important to note that though the chaotic flux will calm down, this predictability will likely remain with lower profits than many hope for. If you’ll remember, I predicted previously that there would be those who will claim this year that the recession is over. Lately on the news I’ve heard debate over whether we’ll have “another” recession or not, as if what we’ve been through ended some time ago. It’s never been over. It’s a larger pattern we are caught up in and it won’t be over for some time. Either we get caught by the under current, or we ride the wave. Everything is changing, nothing is going back to the way is was before. I challenge you to think differently about everything, even your expectations. Do not get caught in the boxes of “have to’s” either. For instance, I have met so many people who are caught because they spent money to get a degree in a field that they now cannot find work in. How can they possibly consider a completely different path now? Wouldn’t it invalidate everything they’ve ever worked hard for? Only if we allow ourselves to get trapped in that line of thinking. That part of your life served its time. The last millennium served a very important purpose. Honor that. But do not be trapped, do not be caught by that. How many times have we wished in our lives to have a second chance? Wished we could start over? Wished we had more choices? We asked for it – and it has been delivered! Time does not matter to Spirit, why on earth would you allow yourself to be trapped by it now? So what your age? What are you really missing out on if you let go of that box?
I ask you to take inventory not just of your house, but of yourself at this time. What are your skills, what it is that you are passionate about, but also, what is it that humanity really needs from you? What is it that you are an expert of? And do you have the means to pass that knowledge on? Knowledge needs to be preserved while we go through rebirth.
Societal change is being forced to take place, right now. NOTHING will ever be as it once was! Make your plans now.
Dates of Numerological Significance
August 3: Mercury Goes Retrograde in Virgo
August 8-10: Numerological Arch of Influence
August 10: Date of Numerological Significance
August 14: Date of Numerological Significance
August 21: Date of Numerological Significance
August 25-26: Numerological Arch of Influence
August 26: Mercury Goes Direct in Leo
August 30: Jupiter Goes Retrograde in Taurus
September 9: Date of Numerological Significance
September 9 – 13: Numerological Arch of Influence
September 16: Pluto Goes Direct
September 20: Date of Numerological Significance
September 20-24: Numerological Arch of Influence
November 9: Neptune Goes Direct
November 24: Mercury Goes Retrograde
November 25: Partial Solar Eclipse
December 10: Uranus Goes Direct
December 10: Total Lunar Eclipse
December 14: Mercury Goes Direct
December 25: Jupiter Goes Direct
January 24, 2012: Mars Goes Retrograde