“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
~ Alan Cohen
“Softly and kindly remind yourself, ‘I cannot own anything.’ It is a valuable thought to keep in mind as you struggle to improve your financial picture, worry about investments, and plan how to acquire more and more. It is a universal principle which you are part of. You must release everything when you truly awaken. Are you letting your life go by in frustration and worry over not having enough? If so, relax and remember that you only get what you have for a short period of time. When you awaken you will see the folly of being attached to anything.”
~ Wayne Dyer
“Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, Joy is what you want….. You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.”
~ Alan Cohen
“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
~ Confucius (C. 551 – C. 479)
All of 2011 so far has been about responsibility, work, structure and laying foundations. It’s been a period of preparation and even tension. Coming full swing into the energy of October, we move into a cycle that pushes to a stage of evaluation and asks us for release. We come to a point asking us to let go, to make choices and to allow things to be different from here on out.
If you need a boost for fresh ideas or how to see things differently, I recommend this article by Christopher Penn, where he discusses how powerful triggers can be to help us shift our emotional and mental states. “Simple Pleasures.”
I expect in many ways that the next 5 weeks will feel a bit more comfortable to most everyone. The tension that has been in place should loosen in some areas, possibly break in others. (Remember that slow energy build I’ve been talking about?) And as I mentioned before, I believe we’ll see the markets gain some predictability by the end of October. Just remember, predictability is not the same as profitable. I see this more as a lull period where things calm down a bit and allow people to catch their breaths, take a break and re-evaluate the important things in life and the next steps to take. If the markets become a place where these potential tension breaks channel through, it might be a good time to look for deals. There’s energetic tension present, it will release or relax somewhere. Markets or not.
It’s important to note that sometimes during periods like this, we are presented with events that stimulate choice, release, re-evaluation and adaptability. Sometimes it takes a smack on the head to help us realize we’re not moving and we are stagnant. Sometimes it takes a flush to get things moving again. The energy present during this time desires flow and movement much like water. YOU choose where and how it should channel. If you don’t, it will be chosen for you and you may not be as comfortable with it.
It’s a good time to take a mini-vacation of some sort, if you can. It’s a good time to make deposits in your bank of positive memories and experiences. Remember that negative experiences borrow from our bank of positive experiences. When the positive bank is drained, it’s like going into the red. Make the efforts and choices necessary. No matter how small, they all count.
The energy at this time is very much about making choices and the nature of the fact that freedom is only attained via choice. And without choice, no freedom or grace is possible. Just as our guides cannot take away our free will and freedom to choose, likewise we cannot take away the choices of others either. Only in a free society do we see the essences of the 9 Divine Archetypes as they were meant to exist. Freedom and choice are inextricably linked.
Patterns I see at this time are interesting as I still see a window for events to take place on either or both the east and west coasts in the U.S.. Hurricane energy would fit these patterns, but even man-induced events are a possibility. The energy is a slow build-up with a sustained punch. I know we’re getting late into the hurricane season, but I see these as still being quite possible.
Southern California, I’m not sure what’s going on with you, but you keeping popping up on my radar. Folks who live there, please have a plan in place in case of emergency. And listen to your hearts and guts. This feels like a mix of natural events and man-induced amplification. Not sure what that looks like yet? I will be on the west coast soon where I hope I can tap in better and will try to update with a more clarified take later. I don’t usually focus on areas I don’t live in. Central Texas, I believe we’re in for a harder winter than usual for us. Plan accordingly.
Dates of Numerological and Celestial Significance
August 30: Jupiter Goes Retrograde in Taurus
September 16: Pluto Goes Direct
September 20: Date of Numerological Significance
September 20-24: Numerological Arch of Influence
October 8: Date of Numerological Significance
October 15-19: Numerological Arch of Influence
October 17: Date of Numerological Significance
October 19: Date of Numerological Significance
October 28-29: 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