Daily Divination 7-30-11 misinterpreting strong karmic connections for LOVE – I-CHING Kua 54, The Marrying Maiden; Astrological and Tarot correlations

 Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.  –Carl Jung

Whenever we have compromised our authenticity and truth, the first symptom is usually a feeling of emptiness within. And to live in a world of make-believe and to insist on living in a fantasy, we gradually lose touch with who we really are. I did that once in a connection with someone – a very confusing relationship. Like many other people do, because a strong connection was felt, a misinterpretation was experienced.

I was fooling myself and in denial, failing to honor and respect my own truth. Finally, like in all cases such as these, circumstances evolved to the breaking point wherein I had to become completely honest with myself—and with many addictive types of situations, more than once before I could finally break the chains of my own illusion.

Today the I-CHING Kua 54 brings a cosmic communiqué about relationships. The paragraph above was about a one-on-one partnership; however this guidance applies to more than a personal or love relationship—we could relate this to business partnerships, a company, organization, family or any other type of group.

In any of those scenarios it is possible to enter unknowingly at first into a situation wherein our own spirit becomes compromised due to eventual inequality or subordination that comes about through a desire to be in a role or to be in a certain position.

Sometimes it takes a while before we realize we have become a pawn in someone else’s game or have fallen from grace due to susceptibility to flattery or manipulated through unrealistic promises.

What comes to mind is the word “discernment” as it relates to knowing who to trust and who not to trust and perhaps naiveté or gullibility. Some folks can get themselves very confused and in big trouble by believing others, taking everything at face value.

Gosh, what comes to mind next is the whole scenario of the Anthony family—you know about that right? The Florida legal case involving the death of little Caylee Anthony. What we could see happening in some of the family members involved is what is referred to as “silver-tongued devil’s”. What does that mean? People who will say anything to manipulate and coerce and other folks who take those silver-tongued individuals at face value.

I think one of the greatest lessons for those who are born with a consciousness that is too innocent and naïve is to develop a level of sophistication that incorporates the concept that some people can be really good liars. And some will lie about things that it isn’t even necessary to lie about. And further that people will manipulate the truth for their own agenda. If we have not grown up around folks like these, it is very easy to be taken in—we just cannot conceive of that type of manipulative dishonesty!

It’s confusing. And when confronted with it we will say to ourselves, “That’s what they said, why would they lie?” Mostly because we wouldn’t, we believe that other people are like we are.  They’re not always.

Ho! And that’s the real wake up call, isn’t it? When we find out, in undeniable terms, that all along we have been a pawn in someone else’s game, it is an awakening of sorts.

BUT there are no real victims and then we have to ask ourselves how it happened and what our own role was in the scenario and then we can get honest about it.

Was it our own low self-esteem issue that got us caught in the illusion? Were we failing to respect our self and our intuition?

When these things happen, as we look back we can clearly see how we were lying to ourselves or denying the obvious. We might ask ourselves, “How could I have been so blind”?

One of the most painful things in life is facing the truth that we’ve sold ourselves short—or perhaps for a while exchanged our very own soul by entering into agreements that weren’t good for us in the first place.

The bottom line message is that we need to allow ourselves to feel it and take responsibility for our part in it—this is the first step in release and reclaiming our soul. And feeling those emotions of self-betrayal (even though initially it feels like the other (s) betrayed us) can be horribly painful. It’s like I blogged about yesterday… bringing light into those dark places!

I’ve got to say from my personal experience, that I thought I’d cleared the energy (of that one relationship situation) many times; but, apparently I didn’t go deep enough. It was back when Uranus was exiting my 7th house and my transiting SN was hitting all the 12th house planets that the final catharsis occurred. It was pretty dramatic and probably involved clearing more than one lifetime’s worth of issues. Sleepless nights and many tears were involved but after all the review and re-examination in a new light (it took some time), I learned quite a lot and felt so much clearer about so many things. I know that sounds vague, but I am sparing you the details.

When we wake up to the realization that there is a fatal flaw in what we thought was going to be a perfect situation, we sometimes want to go back to sleep again and not look at reality—meaning that we put those rose-colored glasses back on and make excuses to cover up what we know deep down is true but simply can’t face—sometimes we don’t see it but everyone else does but we think it is they who are confused (not us).

We can so easily ignore the whispering of our own intuition when we become attached to a desired outcome—that happens so easily. The thing is to love yourself out of it and the first thing is forgiveness, knowing you did the best you could at the time.

In my case, it was an instance of misinterpreting the signals of ‘strong connection’ to another soul as something that it wasn’t. It was karmic connection that needed to be released in this lifetime.

ASTROLOGY AND TAROT KEYWORD CORRELATIONS TO KUA 54

Aquarius – willingness to be a ‘group of one’; detachment

Pisces – illusion; delusion

Taurus – self-reliance

Gemini – truth versus lies

Death – releasing unhealthy attachments

Hanged Man – reversing a situation; seeing things from the opposite viewpoint

The Chariot – liberating from old patterns; distinguishing the true desires of the enlightened self from the compulsive desires of the un-awakened self; success on one’s journey; the need to release emotions

Lovers – Looking to another person to make you feel whole and complete when you already are; balancing one’s own male and female energies i.e. ‘the marriage within’; the inability to see parts of an issue to which one is temporarily blinded due to attachment to a desired outcome; the need to develop discrimination i.e. knowing who to trust and who not to trust

Fool — innocence and naiveté; being foolish

The Star — being guided by inner wisdom and intuition; discovering the truth within; cleansing and renewal

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Daily Divination 7-20-11 Walking our Path in Spirit, Not Ego – I-CHING Kua 10 Treading – Cancer, Leo, Taurus, Gemini, High Priestess, The Emperor, Judgment, The Lovers, The Fool, The Star

Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? That’s your ego at work– not your spirit. Today’s cosmic communiqué comes from the I CHING Kua 10 called “Walking your Path”, also known as “Treading”.

We all tread that fine line between our basic spiritual essence and our ego/personality.

Understanding spirituality, psychology and our own individual soul’s evolution and karmic past can help us walk our spiritual path instead the path of the ego.

Discernment is a good word for today’s message—discerning the ego mind from the higher mind. It’s a 24-7 issue for all of us and requires inner awareness, centering and integration.

Today’s message is about being spiritually responsible in all of our dealings without having to prove anything to anyone!

This involves getting above the emotions, going above the level of the water (emotions)—get above the waves is one way to say it. In other words, surf above the emotions.

The Astrological Correlations of Kua 10-Treading are:

Cancer – Emotions; water

Leo – Ego Issues

Taurus – Peace, Bliss

Gemini – Need to balance left brain (ego) with right brain (intuition)

The Tarot Correlations of Kua 10-Treading are:

High Priestess – Universal Mind

The Emperor – Stability and Order

Judgment – Awakening to Inner Self

The Lovers – Divine Discrimination

The Fool – Being a “free” spirit

The Star – Intuition, Meditation, Inspiration, Peace

Daily Divination 7-15-11 Societal Judgments Towards Psychics; Leading and Following with good intentions; Kua 17 – Taurus, Gemini, Aquarius, Pisces, The Lovers, The Fool, The Star

I regret saying that I feel a vent coming on! I’m going to try to keep it in check—that ole’ ego stuff, you know? The ego took a hit this morning while I was talking to my sister. It’s her boss and his judgments about me and my work as a psychic.

According to what my sister said, he pretty much has me pegged as some kind of freeloader and someone who takes advantage of others—it his own paranoia; but it still triggers that old stuff of my own wounds.

He doesn’t believe in psychics (you see?) and has some judgment that psychics take advantage of weak people—this sets my tail spinning!

My clients are the most educated, intelligent, professional and brilliant people who happen to believe that there are higher levels of mind! Teachers, nurses, psychologist, people who work on Wall Street even; to name a few! Hold on a second, I have to unwind my tail.

Yeah, I can get worked up about someone who doesn’t even know me making these types of judgments when they don’t know anything about me or my work! Baaaaah, Humbug to him!

Yes, it is parasitic to prey on others in order to fulfill one’s own ambitions. That’s true but this is not even close to who I AM; as a matter of fact, if I feel that a client is contacting me too often, I discourage co-dependency.

My sister’s boss has no idea how many hours I’ve worked to build my website and teach and share knowledge—NOT AT ALL for the purpose of preying on other people. Humbug to him again!  But this vent does relate to today’s Kua 17 believe it or not.

Today’s I CHING draw is Kua 17 and it relates to leading and following. It is about loyalty, adaptability, cooperation, trust, sensitivity to others, service and receiving guidance.

But it goes deeper…. The message today is about teaching or leading in a way that always keeps in mind that the ultimate goal is to set people free (not create co-dependency) so that they can follow his or her own course.

This is the highest calling of my work both as a psychic, soul astrologer and as a psychic educator–teaching and leading in this way is also what is pulling me toward offering services in past life regression in future.  It’s about setting people free or helping to facilitate that process.

It’s all about helping to liberate others and has nothing at all to do with anything else self-serving. This is also why the people take my psychic class–to evolve spiritually and to be able to help others.

Like everyone else I have bills to pay and societal obligations and responsibilities, but that is secondary to what I do. I feel this gentleman of the ‘corporate world’ who was born with “a silver spoon in his mouth”—an expression referring to being born into wealth—has never been in a situation where he left a bad situation with $6 in his pocket to start over (as I have). Humbug! Got to grab my spinning tail again—hold on a second. Deep breath!

My sister asked him for hotel points (or something  like that) for an upcoming family reunion and he asks if I’m going to pay my share of the hotel (of course I will!) He assumes that I’m a freeloader simply because I was helped in the past with housing assistance! There goes my tail in a spin again!

Back to Kua 17. Here we look at the opposites of a leader or teacher who exploits people for their own end and followers who avoid responsibility for their lives. Gathering followers for self-aggrandizement and personal power is the worse side of the polarity. The positive side is stretching and growing realizing one’s full potential as a teacher or leader and giving good example in that role in order to give others the courage they need to make the stretch for themselves. Also, being willing to learn from students; we are all students and teachers.  I continue to remain inspired by my students and learn much from them–a fantastic group of spiritual individuals for whom I am very grateful.

I’d like to think that this is where my heart is and what I am actually doing—encouraging others to make the stretch to connect with higher mind in order to affect their liberation from fears and old wounds. I guess that is strange to say as I am, through these paragraphs, airing mine—my old wounds visa vie my sister’s boss. The ego, the pride—becomes offended and this we battle all the time, don’t we?

But back to Kua 17; a good leader or teacher must also be a good follower and student. I am continually learning and following higher teachings as most readers of this blog are doing. Without the teachers and guides that I look up to—without those role models—higher aspirations would be more difficult to attain. The teachers and leaders that I tend to follow are those who are selflessly devoted and this is what I wish to emulate in any role that comes before me to teach or lead in any way, as humble as that may be.

That is the core message of this Kua. Experimenting with different philosophies and teachings while taking different approaches to life is the only way to evolve and grow spiritually. It has nothing to do with any type of manipulative sales pitch and all to do with following one’s heart.

Today’s message is about service and being sensitive to others with a pure heart. The best way to know that you are following the truth in your life is to check out whether what you are doing provides a deep sense of meaning and purpose to life—even if you are challenged at times by the prejudice and judgment of your sister’s corporate boss!

To thine own self be true, as Shakespeare once wrote. Cooperate with others, with society and be adaptable but always true to YOU! (Despite criticism and judgment from society.) That is the lesson of the psychic’s path!

Another lesson for me, received today, via my sister’s boss!

Of course, he did not speak this to me directly but behind my back to my sister as cowardice and judgments go.

The Astrological Correlations to Kua 17 are:

Taurus –self-reliance, being true to self

Gemini –communication and truth

Aquarius –liberation and freedom; working on one’s own (as in being self-employed)  in a unique-to-self  kind of way

Pisces –Universal Mind and Spirituality

 

The Tarot Correlations to Kua 17 are:

 The Lovers –separating from dependent situations; balancing the male/female energy within; staying true to YOU; refusing to let the end justify the means; determining what you truly care about

The Star –optimism, hope, inspiration; reaching a higher level; generously giving to others; sharing with others in good will

The Fool –proceeding with joyful innocence; being true to yourself (similar to The Lovers card in that respect); being willing to follow different rules and standards than the majority of society; taking the path of personal growth; believe in yourself even if the majority of society doesn’t because a good minority will believe in you; follow your heart

With the astrological correlations combined with the tarot, hopefully this gives a deeper (greater) feel for today’s message from the I CHING Kua 17.

It is up to you to see how this message applies in your life today—with my ‘tail spinning’, I’ve given you my own personal example.

Daily Divination April 20, 2011 The Lovers! Marriage Within! Relationship Conflicts – Gemini

 

The Lovers! 

Many times our inner fears keep us closed off from healing the divine male/female energy within us and we manifest that imbalance as difficult relationships. 

 Today’s Cosmic Communiqué is about LOVE—what else would the Tarot Card of The Lovers be about? 

 But the type of love that I’m called to write about today has to do with adaptability to change—specifically, change in relationships. And about the balance within each individual.  The energy of this card has to do with energy associated with Gemini energy; yeah, the twins.

Many people are coming forward to ask for help regarding relationship issues right now—any apparent imbalance within a soul is calling for recognition and that can manifest as dramatic relationship dynamics. 

It seems, to me, that this is happening quite a lot lately.  How long can we drive around in an automobile that has its alignment out of balance, for example, before eventually we manifest a flat tire or some other mechanical issue?  Okay, well, maybe that is a ridiculous example, but you get the idea. 

If WE our own self, the individual entity, are not balanced within our own psyche, after a period of time, it’s going to manifest in some way.  If we’re in a relationship and are projecting onto our partner—this is one way that we are imbalanced with our own male/female energy—that this partner has something we feel is lacking within us, we create a needy relationship.  That’s one way to say it—a relationship of dependency perhaps. 

We do that, you know?  Here’s a simple example.  A woman feels unattractive physically—doesn’t think she’s pretty.  She feels this is something she lacks—physical beauty or handsomeness.  And very likely it isn’t true at all, but she still feels that way about herself.  So she finds herself attracted to men who have a handsome physical appearance so that she can fulfill within herself, through him, that which she feels is lacking.  Another way to say it is that she projects her own beauty ‘onto’ him.  

We could use any set of dynamics—money, humor, intelligence and so forth.  When one person is basing a relationship upon these types of projections, it comes from a position of not having own their inner energy balanced. 

What about the partner who is projected upon?  Same thing, but in reverse and now we have a disaster ready to happen at some point down the road—and that’s a road that many people seem to be crossing right now. 

And a few accidents are happening—there’ve been some crashes.  But, why?  Well, why do crashes happen?  Somebody was off course, someone was not paying attention or (using our example above), the tire got a flat. 

We see the dynamic in abusive relationships… one partner feels undeserving or guilty for reason (sometimes a reason that has nothing to do with the relationship itself) but just carries within their soul the make-up or energy-vibration of guilt.  And this is a signal that sends out a message, “I deserve to be punished.”  Perhaps it’s a very old soul wound brought in from a former life—who knows?  No matter how it got there to start with, that person, regardless, is vibrating in a state of imbalance, meaning the male/female energy is unhealthy.  Lo and behold, who responds to that signal?  Another who carries the opposite energy—the one who feels superior.  And now we have the dynamic happening that psychologist call sadism and masochism.  And the roles reverse from day-to-day in these type relationships.  We can refer to them in more gentle terms such as victim/victimizer or persecuted/persecutor.  You get the idea, right? 

So now we get this also in relationships where we play one another’s parents… and one day she’s the parent and he’s the child and then next day the other way around. 

Anyway, all of that comes from the male/female energy within each being which is out of balance.

So what do we do when we realize this is the case in our relationship? 

Healing the Divine Mother and Divine Father within the soul, the psyche,  is needed.  Then we have an inner or internal unity and there is no longer a need to project something we feel is lacking onto another.  When we quit doing that, we no longer need to manifest difficult relationships or conflict in relationships to call our attention to the inner imbalance.

A good question for today is to ask the self if we are too yin in relationships or too yang.  Is our female side balanced with our male side?  Are we attracting aggressiveness from our partner to help us strengthen our male side?  Are we being accused of being too aggressive because our male side is too strong and because we need to soften, be more compassionate?  You get the idea, right?   

My sense is that the divine messengers want me to convey is that sometimes a vehicle gets too banged up, is involved in one-too-many accidents for it to be repaired for it to ever function properly again. 

I mean even if you try to balance the tires on a car whose engine is blown, how much good will it do?  Sometimes we have to understand that car’s just can’t be repaired anymore and neither can the relationship. 

Sometimes we have to learn to walk—be without a car.  Or take public transportation for a while or go get a new car.  Sure we may miss the old one especially if we’re the sentimental type or if we have tendencies toward attachment.  Maybe I’m that way myself.

You should see all the old pairs of shoes that I’ve held on to!  Are people and relationships like an old worn pair of shoes that you don’t want to let go of?  Sometimes they can be. 

I had old sneakers, worn and barely wearable in my closet along with high heels from way back in my ‘office work’ days—I simply didn’t throw them out.  You know, hoarders go through that process!  Not that I am a hoarder–except for shoes and sometimes clothes.  It’s just hard to toss them, but eventually I do after they’ve accumulated.

 Why do we do that–why do we keep things that no longer function.  With me and my shoes or clothes I guess the thinking goes something like “Someday I may need that or want that.”  And then one fine day there you are looking at all those old shoes and wonder, “What the heck have I been thinking hanging on to all these!”  You shake your head, get the big green trash bag and easily place them in and get them ready for the trip to the dump.  Not a problem once you see the accumulation and you start to GET REAL… and sometimes an accumulation needs to happen before the getting real process awakens us. 

Is it the same with relationship experiences?

Should you do that with relationships?  Well, you’d hardly toss your partner in a green bag to get ready for the dump—although, if I can interject a little bit of humor, I’ve met folks who—in moments—have felt like they wanted to! 

We can’t do that with people, of course, but we can realize that sometimes what we’ve been hanging on to no longer makes any sense and that’s usually when relationships end.  But it’s not the end of the world!  It’s just the soul moving forward.

The whole lesson of The Lovers Tarot Card inspired message today is to recognize that love is within and if there’s a relationship problem or issue manifesting in your life right now, perhaps look at what the magnetism or attraction was in the first place.  Were you looking at ‘the other’ in such a way that you expected him or her to fulfill a need within yourself that you felt was lacking? 

 How well have you honored yourself and ‘the other’ by maintaining a feeling of unity and love within yourself without letting ‘the other’ take from you or disturb your inner unity?  If you are giving too much or not enough, being the child or playing the role of the parent, the victim or victimizer, the persecuted or persecutor—it’s only a matter of time before there’s a flat tire and maybe even a crash.  After too many crashes, the vehicle called ‘the relationship’ may simply not work anymore.  Could it be time to catch a bus? 

Gemini is the energy archetype associated with this card—and this archetype is, as you likely already know, associated with communication.  It is also associated with superficiality—meaning, non-depth and as that’s applied to a relationship, we could see marriages or relationships of convenience as part of what today’s message is asking you to examine.

 Gemini (Mercury) energy is also associated with instability as well as dishonesty.  In a connection with ‘the other’ in which both partners do not have that yin/yang energy balanced, it can result in relationships that are unstable or have a basis of dishonesty at the core. 

Gemini is also very restless energy and, via its Sagittarius polarity, is associated with “living a double life” and “living a lie”. 

This, once again, happens when one or both partners are operating in an energy imbalance.  Sure, we all have days or weeks maybe wherein our inner energies are out of balance; but this goes deeper than that—I’m talking about a core imbalance that is deep within the soul and thus, maintained over extended periods of time.

This is a very tough and sensitive topic especially right now at this space-time juncture. I’m getting more calls for readings that have dramatic relationship themes over the past month than I can ever remember receiving.

 Relationship stuff can hurt deeply and my attempts at a little humor while blogging this post today will not be, I hope, interpreted as insensitive but rather as my awkward attempt to lighten a rather heavy topic.

There’s a whole lot more to say and this post isn’t intended to be all-inclusive–just a simple message from the divine messengers from the broadcasting signal that I picked up today.  Or so goes my own illusion. 

If you are struggling with a relationship issue right now, please accept my sympathetic compassion.  I hope there has been something here in this post that has been helpful in some way.

There is light at the end of the tunnel as the saying goes and you will come through the other side of it.  It’s going to be okay!