Give Me a Break
Today is a perfect day for a little break! The challenging aspect of today, between the Sun and Neptune, can result in low energy, confusion, or disappointments. Therefore, it is an ideal day to direct your energy to connecting to the Creator, connecting to your spirit and creative self, resting, meditating, and avoiding high-stress activities. For those of us who have been dealing with great amounts of stress and work, and have been trying to find the right time for a break, do so today. Even if your schedule and obligations do not allow for a full day off, still it is important to carve out some time throughout the day to center yourself, breathe, and slow it down. Do not go full blast all day today. When the cosmos is presenting a challenging aspect, we can learn how to transform it to a supportive and positive opportunity. Ultimately, life is always about love. Love for others and love for yourself. Our inner-self always has the answers. It seems like common sense to slow down and refuel when we feel stressed, tired, or scared, but we do not always listen to common sense. Today, honor yourself, care for yourself, love yourself, and take the break you need.
Focusing on the Good
Today will be a breath of fresh air! We welcome fresh and clear energy for our communications with others and for the way we think. After nine long weeks of Mercury being in the sign of Scorpio, Mercury is finally moving into Sagittarius! Mercury in Scorpio directed us to focus on what needed to be changed and to perceive reality in a dramatic and extreme manner. Today, with Sagittarius’ influence, Mercury allows for more positive thinking, with an uplifting and generous way in our communication with others. This is a noticeable and major shift. The focus will be more about the future than on the past. Sagittarius helps us to connect to our vision and we are less attached to the emotional internal processing associated with Scorpio. Our mindset will be much more aligned with the concepts of learning and growing, and these concepts will fuel our communications with others. In speaking, we should always remember the power of our words and to use them for good. We have the power to build or destroy just by using our words. Focusing on what is good and being positive in our thinking, speaking, and actions is almost half the battle. For what we believe is what we will shall see.
The Gift of Listening
Becoming a good listener is the most important advice I can pass on to you today. With the Moon in Gemini, a sign that loves to talk, and the Sun in Sagittarius, a sign that thinks it knows everything, we can easily forget that we do not know everything and that other people have something important to contribute. Listening is not just a mechanical, physical action, but rather a spiritual one. It is about being in a space where we are humble enough to understand we cannot possibly know everything and that we need help from others. Ignoring others is just our ego taking control. Spirituality is about paying attention to the messages the Creator is sending to us. Spirituality is caring about what others have to say. It is about being open to someone else’s opinion and allowing them the freedom and human dignity to feel, think, and believe whatever they do, and it is just as valid as what you may feel, think, and believe. Spirituality is loving people so they know we are there to hear them and validate them. This type of spiritual listening is our focus today. If we raise our hearts and lower our egos, we can learn to authentically hear, and when we do, we will hear things we have never heard before. Being open to others and the messages around is not only about learning to love and respect others, but it is also about receiving the messages and guidance we need in our lives. Let us not close our minds, but rather open our hearts and ears to the gifts just waiting for us.
Making a Final Decision
The full moon brings the energy and support for completion and resolution. Since our full moon is in the sign of Gemini, we are encouraged to make a final decision. Think of a decision you have been debating over, which probably is mired with doubts that have preventing you from taking steps in one direction or another. Today, meditate to connect to the cosmic support of completion and clarity. Ask the Creator to help you see the answer and make that final decision. The Moon has a challenging aspect to the planet Neptune, so we want to be aware of the potential to feel like a victim. Other people are not responsible for our stagnation. We are not beholden to others to make our choices for us. What is important to remember about making decisions is to be certain in what you decide. Certainty will ensure a positive outcome no matter what you choose. It is always less about the physical and more about our consciousness. The Creator knows what is in our hearts and that we are trying to do our very best.
Venus and Pluto are in conjunction today. Pluto empowers everything it touches, however, it oftentimes culminates to a point of extreme expression. Because Venus is the planet of love and relationships, the potential for love and a deep connection is within our reach. Pluto represents extreme transformation. So, when Pluto is joining Venus, we will have to remember that transformation sometimes comes with pain, and this can translate into emotional pain and difficult matters of the heart. Since both planets are in the sign of Capricorn, this effect can come across in our careers or place of work, manifesting in a fortifying manner. It can lead to a position of great influence within your organization. Wherever you experience this energy today, channel it as a positive source of power. We have many kinds of relationships, they are not only romantic. We have relationships on every level with every person with whom we come in contact. Prepare for a surge of energy and welcome it in by remembering that change can be uncomfortable, but also see beyond that. Instead, focus upon the goal and the blessings of the final result that await you.
Attention Spiritual Seekers: It Is Our Day!
With Mars’ and Neptune’s beautiful aspect, we have amazing support on our spiritual quest. Being spiritual does not necessarily mean you sit, pray, study, and meditate all day long. Being spiritual is applying spirit to everything we do, no matter how mundane it may be. It is about applying the consciousness of the spirit during every challenge and interaction we have with others, every day. One of the most important elements of being a spiritual person is being able to see the lesson and purpose in all we experience. Spirituality is the practice of seeing the spirit and what is good in everyone and every challenge - whatever is presented to us. Today, we have the cosmic support to understand beyond the five senses and grasp spiritual lessons, that is if we are willing to look for them. Take advantage of this cosmic opening today by proactively looking to see and understand the deeper meaning to your interactions, your challenges, and ultimately, to your life as a whole.
December 14 - Shabbat Vayishlach
Finding Your Hidden Treasure
With two positive celestial aspects occurring today there is definitely a hidden treasure waiting for all of us. The favorable connection with Mars to Neptune and Jupiter to Uranus sends blessings throughout the universe. I recommend that everyone do everything in your power to find the blessing and hidden treasure today. One of the ways to discover how positive cosmic influences can benefit you is by examining your birth chart and current planetary setting with a kabbalistic astrologer. In your meeting, you and your astrologer can discover where your treasure and fortune is hiding, along with how to specifically use the cosmic influences to help you move forward with your unique life’s purpose. If you have never met with a kabbalistic astrologer before to reveal the secrets in your birth and current charts, or if it has been several months since your last meeting, allow today’s positive energy to inspire you to want to learn more.