Yes, you can meditate to calm and center yourself without attracting a host of guardian angels or whatever popping into your head unwanted. But for me, the giant reason to meditate is to plug in to my own inner guidance, tap into my Soul so to speak. When I sit, I first set my intention to relax, release resistance, become receptive to whatever guidance will be helpful for me, and connect. Speaking with a friend last night, I suggested that meditation might help her with her dilemma. She countered that she didn’t think it was possible to meditate yourself out of a situation, otherwise no one would have died in concentration camps, and people around the world wouldn’t be starving. I told her I wasn’t suggesting she could meditate her way out of trouble. I told her meditation is simply a daily practice to relax and release resistant thought a couple of times a day. Meditation doesn’t replace action, it doesn’t replace anything. Concentration camps and starving communities take a lot of mass consciousness pre-paving to get to that crisis point; it doesn’t happen overnight. And you don’t meditate anything away.
If you meditate regularly, you’re more likely to have organized thoughts.
When you have organized thoughts, you’re more likely to have less uncertainty.
When you have less uncertainty, you have less fear.
When you have less fear, you have more trust.
When you have more trust, you’ll be directed to true guidance.
When you’re connected to true guidance, you feel empowered.
When you feel empowered, you empower others.
And a community of empowered individuals does not get led to concentration camps and they will find a way to feed themselves. And it all begins with paying attention to where you are, and to where you want to end up.
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December 2018, cover art El Sueno/The Dream by Esmeralda Raven Aponte
The December 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/12-18-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/12-18/index.html. We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth. Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you. Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.
Nov 17 thru December 8th in Sag and Scorpio. Mercury Retrograde is NOT a good time to start new things, but is a good time to go back over things, to revisit the past, question your actions and motives moving forward. A good time to dig into your soul and work out how you are communicating with yourself, with others, and the world. See here https://www.astrology.com/…/mercury-retrograde-horoscopes-…/ for HOROSCOPES FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS AND SCORPIO 2018. As with all Mercury retrograde transits, you can expect miscommunications, setbacks, and mishaps; as well as unresolved issues coming back to haunt you one more time (yikes). Read more to discover just how the Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius may unfold for you.
My dad returned from WWII a little shell shocked. Many did. He managed his physical pain with 60-80 Tylenol-4 a day, the emotional pain with alcohol. I can’t imagine the pain he was in. We didn’t make it easy for him. We certainly didn’t give him the respect he deserved. He loved long walks but back and hip problems kept him from them. He shot himself at age 62. In a coma in his final weeks. I’d call and the night nurse would tell me, “he’s marching.” I hope he was enjoying his long walks again. Today, I’m honoring all who served. They gave more than we’ll ever know.
This won’t be popular but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. We humans are so funny. God permits all things to happen. Trying to control behavior, we make up rules contrary to human nature then say this is what God wants. Like this: “God will never send you someone else’s husband.” Sure He will, it happens all the time. God doesn’t care about the pieces of paper we think are so important. He’s about intent and vibrational matching. God wants for us what we want for ourselves. Whatever we begin, he’ll fuel as long as we stay focused. He fuels wherever we focus.
The November 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/11-18-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/11-18/index.html. We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth. Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you. Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.
Finally the temps have dropped and it’s cooler in the early mornings. Something about the crisp cool air makes me want to get moving and be outside in it. I used to spend a lot more time in my yard, walking the trails, sitting at the firepit. Then I let myself get derailed for a few years when a troubled friend began showing up uninvited. A former neighbor, he knew my habit of meandering in my woods at all hours. He doesn’t recognize boundaries, so he’d walk right in. Then he moved a mile away and I’d see him walking Emerson Road 3 blocks over, looking buzzed. Each time, I’d stay inside for a few days after, just in case. It became habit to stop hanging in the yard, not knowing when he’d show up or was even there, unseen. Whenever I went outside I’d wonder if he was lurking like the old days. I got used to living back inside the house and missed the joy of being outside at all hours. A self imposed exile since I couldn’t get it out of my thoughts. Continue reading
There is so much that can be told from your astrology chart. Besides everything you would ever need to know to have the best life possible, it can show your karma and past lives. Basically, your horoscope is divided into 12 equal segments, called “houses.” Each house represents a department of life, such as self-image and will, money and security, friends and communication, home and family, health and duty, partners and committed relationships, secrets, travel and education plus spiritual attitudes, public image and highest goals, friends and social life, karma and hidden things.
The 1st house shows your ascendant and it is the basis of the chart reading for this life. However, if the wheel is turned one house down, the 12th becomes the 1st house for a past life, not necessarily the immediate past, but one that you are working out issues from now.
As planets move through the zodiac, they pass from sign to sign. Each zodiac sign rules a different part of the human anatomy. Planets interacting with the signs may reflect what is going on with the different body parts.
Aries Rules the Head
Taurus Rules the Throat
Gemini Rules the Arms
Cancer Rules the Hands
Leo Rules the Heart
Virgo Rules the Stomach
Libra Rules the Kidneys
Scorpio Rules the Pelvis
Sagittarius Rules the Thighs
Capricorn Rules the Legs
Aquarius Rules the Ankles
Pisces Rules the Feet