Well America you have done it again. You have made me sad to be an American. Am I the last person in this country who honestly enjoys sex? I don't bang for my relationships. I don't bang because its been a week and we need to once a week. I don't bang because its my birthday and she is letting me get some.
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, at approximately 10:48PM, EST, the Sun entered Sagittarius.
Sagittarius is the Sign of Freedom, Gregariousness and Enthusiasm. People born under this Sun-Sign usually exude these characteristics.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the Planet of Mysticism, Expansion and Prosperity (for more on Jupiter, SEE my post “Powers of the Planets: Part V: Jupiter”).
Generally speaking, if your Sun-Sign is Sagittarius, this is what Astrologers refer to as your “High Solar Cycle.” I often describe this in more layperson terms that the Universe Is giving you a major boost of Energy to make your dreams and desires come to pass, more quickly and more powerfully. Also, given that in Magickal Traditions, Thursday is the Day of Jupiter, as a Sun-Sign Sagittarius, your “Power Day” is usually on a Thursday.
If you want to make a great and powerful change in your life, you may wish to do so on a Thursday. Of course, there may be other days of the week when your Energy is especially high, so you may wish to use the Energies of both days. For example, let us say that you are a Sun-Sign Sagittarius and you usually experience a heightened level of Energy on a Tuesday. For example, you may have an opportunity to begin a project on a Tuesday and complete it on a Thursday.
If your Sun-Sign is in another Fire Sign, such as Aries or Leo, and particularly if your Sub-Sign is Sagittarius (April 11 through April 19; and August 2 through August 12), then you may experience a burst of enthusiasm, or a more amped-up boost of positive Energy. You may also find that your Creativity is heightened.
If your Sun-Sign is Gemini, the Polar Opposite of Sagittarius, you are in what Astrologers refer to as the “Low Solar Cycle.” This is the time for you Geminis to get more rest and relaxation. Perhaps going to bed an hour or so earlier than you normally do, and you may need to temper your Creativity with other mundane concerns and tasks. For example, make sure bills are paid first, before you engage in ten hours of novel-writing.
If your Sun-Sign is in another Air Sign, specifically Libra or Aquarius (and particularly, those whose Sub-Sign is Gemini, such as Librans born between October 14 and October 22; and Aquarians born between January 30 and February 8), this may be a time when you feel a distinct Energy drain. If you need to get more rest, make sure you do. If you have some personal time or sick days, you may wish to use them sooner than later.
If you have a Planet in Sagittarius, you may see a boost in that Planet’s Energy in your life. For example, if your Moon-Sign is Sagittarius, you may feel yourself opening up to Higher Consciousness more easily and perhaps more unconsciously than you normally do. If you have Mars in Sagittarius, you may feel incredibly drawn to explore a mountain or travel to another country (or conquer one) during this Solar Transit.
Currently, the Sun is in Sagittarius. The Moon entered Capricorn at approximately 1:49AM, EST today, Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Also, Mercury is currently Transiting Direct in Scorpio, but shall enter Sagittarius tonight, at approximately 9:42PM, EST.
Now, with every Sun-Sign there are their Light sides and Shadow sides. My experience of Sagittarius (and Pisces, especially since for millennia, it was ruled by Jupiter, until Neptune was officially discovered in 1846), is that many of them have an addictive personality. I have met many Sun-Sign Sagittarians and Sun-Sign Pisceans that are either recovering addicts or running (non-recovery) addicts.
I recall having a date with a guy that needed to be canceled because he was drinking with clients. For the record, he canceled, it, but I digress.
Now, perhaps it is because my mother is an alcoholic (and yes, she is a Sagittarius; specifically a December Sagittarius) that I see no reason why a business person needs to drink a lot to entertain or be of professional service to clients.
Not only that, excessive alcohol consumption diminishes alertness, motor control, etc.
Also, I have met many Sagittarians and Pisceans that either have bi-polar disorder, or some other form of mental illness or dis-ease. Yes, there are other Sun-Signs that have these conditions, but I do not believe it is a coincidence that I meet more Fire Signs and Water Signs, especially Sagittarius and Pisces that have these conditions.
So, if your Sun-Sign is either Sagittarius or Pisces, I cannot over-recommend you be Mindful of what you consume, be it drugs, alcohol, foods, beverages, etc.
And, if you need to get help, please do yourselves and everyone that you love and adore a HUGE favor and get the help you need.
And, it is no coincidence how many people tend to drink more alcohol between November 21 and December 20, while the Sun is usually in Sagittarius.
This is a good example of how a Transiting Sun-Sign (or any other Transiting Planet, for that matter) affects us. Your Sun-Sign does not need to be in Sagittarius to experience the effects (empowering or disempowering, positive or negative, Light or Shadow) of that particular Astrological Transit.
And for the record, let us say that you are either a Sun-Sign Sagittarius or a Sun-Sign Pisces and you have no addictions to either alcohol or drugs.
First, according to Dictionary.com, the word addiction is defined as “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.”
In my life, I have met people who are addicted to pain, physical and/or emotional. Addicted to causing pain, physical and/or emotional. People that are addicted to having all kinds of hardships, physical, emotional, mental, financial, etc.
Are you one of those people, regardless of your Sun-Sign? If so, are you helping yourself?
Do you know people like this? If so, are you helping them?
So many people believe that they have to tolerate someone who is unkind, cruel, thoughtless, inconsiderate, and let me state for the record, NO! You are NOT obligated to tolerate someone who is unkind, cruel, thoughtless, inconsiderate.
You are NOT a doormat for anyone or anything.
The people who are like that are probably not reading my blog, but if they are, then I Re-Mind them that they can only get away with that kind of abusive behavior for only so long before the people who are in their lives want nothing more to do with them.
As for me, I AM a professional Lightworker, not a professional and licensed Psychotherapist. These blog posts are expressions of my own experiences and Intuited Messages about these Sun-Signs.
And it bears re-stating that for all my “Zodiakos” posts, I usually consult Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guides, (published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Woodbury, Minnesota) and/or The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk (the Copyright of the “Twenty-First Century Edition is 2012, Taylor Trade Publishing, an Imprint of Rowman and Littlefield, Boulder, Colorado).
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.
Good afternoon, all, and a Blessed Monday and Day of the Moon (one of the most Ancient and Infinite Symbols of Goddess) to all of you! A Blessed New Moon in Sagittarius (Sign of Expansion and Mysticism) to all of you, too!!
Turning back to Goddesses for Every Season, by Nancy Blair (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), the Goddess for the Eleventh Week of Autumn Is the Bird-Headed Shaman.
The entry begins thusly:
Female healers were the first shamans. The earliest healing arts included ritual, artmaking, plant wisdom, and ceremony. Shamans ventured into the realms of the Great Mother, invoking the Mother of All Things, the Dark Mother, Grandmother Growth, or the Death Goddess for guidance.
I have often referred to birds as both Messengers from Heaven and messages from Heaven. I invite all of you to pay attention to your Healing Powers this week. Be open and receptive to what I call “Divine Love Healing Energies.” Be open and receptive to learning or re-learning what you can about your Body, your Mind, your complete Being.
I AM no doctor, nor am I a therapist. However, I also to invite you to ask your complete Being questions about your Body, your Mind, your life. Is that medication really necessary? Is that pastry really going to benefit you? Do you really need to eat gluten-free foods?
Last year, I was in a hospital after having experienced a Divinely Orchestrated stroke. I became much more vocal about what is truly necessary, medically since that time. I have often counseled clients to get second, even third opinions about medical procedures and medications.
I invite all of you to be aware of which birds come to you: in your geographical area, in your Dreamtime Sojourns, in your books, social media networks, literature, motion pictures, etc.
Look to your Inner Wisdom.
I close this entry by sharing the Affirmation for this Goddess:
“I am One with the powers of Creation that reside within. I take full responsibility for healing me. Loving myself is a miracle cure.”
Yes, it is.
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.
Before you heal another, heal yourself. Before you take care of another, take care of you. For some of you, may feel, you may feel that you must take care of another first.
However, if you are of have been chronically ill, or have been holding a dis-ease for weeks or months or years, then perhaps you need to do for you first.
I borrowed this post from one of my workshops. The exercise was based on writing and using the energy of the new moon. Tomorrow is the New Moon - why not use its energy? If you don't have a ritual that you already do, give this one a try . . .
We are going to try an experiment with this session of…
I AM thoroughly enjoying being at home today, and tonight. I AM happy to be home.
I ate very little yesterday and today, although the thought of a peanut butter sandwich has been on my Mind for half-an-hour now.
Nonetheless, these last few days I have been thinking about what the world would be if I was King of the World. For example:
If I was King of the World, I would give male travelers at an airport the opportunity to receive a full refund on their air fares. How? If they stripped fully. (And yes, I would extend this to my Lesbian sisters for women travelers, too).
Now, please keep in Mind that this is just a fantasy. I doubt very much I would ever be King of the World, but given how serious my blog posts are, I thought it would be nice to have a nice, light-hearted and fun post, for a change.
And, given that I have fantasized about this A LOT, there shall be more of these kinds of posts in the future.
Before I close, I wish to apologize to “highpriestessofnyx” for the really bad typo! I have already corrected it.
You can check out her blog, by visiting http://highpriestessofnyx.wordpress.com.
Technically, this post is a Part II to my “Bast, Egyptian Cat Goddess of the Moon” post.
However, I wanted to make a more personal post about Bastet.
As I mentioned in my “Bast, Egyptian Cat Goddess of the Moon” post from this past Monday, November 25, 2013, another of Her Names Is Bast, or Maa Bast.
Although I usually associate with Her Playful, Light-Hearted side (not by my choice but by Bastet’s Will), there is a Dark, Powerful side to Her. There is an excellent account of this formidable side to Bastet in the book Circle of Isis: Ancient Egyptian Magic for Modern Witches, by (the late and great) Ellen Cannon Reed (Copyright 2002, New Page Books, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey).
The Ritual to honor Her is amazing and I recall several years ago, leading a slightly modified Ritual of the one in Ms. Reed’s book with the NYC Open Gay Men’s Pagan Magick Circle, in which we honored this Dark Aspect of Hers on November 16, of that year, one of Bastet’s Festival Dates (although I AM sure that, like many Deities, Bastet has others, this is the only one I know of, offhand), and I felt Bastet come over me as I had never felt any other Goddess, including my Soul’s Creatrix, Auset/Isis.
Bastet Is a great Goddess to call upon when you have been too nice to others, or too nice with yourself, and you are over that bullshit! When you want to not necessarily roar, but meow with conviction, then you call upon Bastet, and say, “I AM ready to be powerful.”
Bastet, like many cats (big or small), shall pounce into you, and Re-Mind you of your strength, your courage, your passion.
Also, if you feel the need to balance the different parts of yourself and your world, call upon Bastet. One of the first things I learned about Her Is that Her Left Eye Is the Moon, and Her Right Eye Is the Sun. Sun and Moon, Light and Dark, Active and Passive. Let Bastet come to you and fill you.
Of course, it cannot be over-stated that anyone who has cats, or wants to have a cat, or wants to help a cat, can absolutely call upon Bastet, at any time.
I have three Feline Daughters: Isis, the Alpha Female; Kore the Calico; and Durga the Kitten (also known as Spider-Cat, Durga the Tabby Tigress, and, of course, “CHICA!”), and I AM crystal clear that Bastet has helped me with all three of them.
Every time one of them needed Healing; every time that one of them needed something and I did not have the resources to obtain it; every time I needed to teach them something or learn something from any or all of them, Bastet was there. And Her She remains.
I invite you to work with Bastet, for any of the aforementioned reasons, but I also invite you to learn more about Her and what She has to offer you.
Before I close, I wish to briefly acknowledge all my Tumblr followers. I must confess, I do not do much with my Tumblr blog, other than look at nude photographs of men, and porn, but I enjoy having a Tumblr account (obviously!).
Also, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers. They are: “Joe Seeber,” “highpriestessofnyx,” “press inside,” and “oddgirlnextdoor.” May all of you and yours receive Divine Radiance, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from following “This Is Who I AM.”
And for those of you already following and reading my blog, thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do. May we continue to be Divinely Protected from all those that wish to cause us even ever-s0-slight-harm.
Good afternoon everyone, and a Happy Monday and a Blessed Day of the Moon to all of you!
Coming back to Goddesses for Every Season, by Nancy Blair (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), the Goddess of the Tenth Week of Autumn Is Bast, also known as Bastet or Maa Bast, the Egyptian “Mother of all Cats.”
As someone who has had cats for most of his life, and whose Primary Pantheon is the Kimetic, or Ancient Egyptian Pantheon, I have had a close relationship with Bastet (as I feel Divinely Guided to call Her) for many years now. She Is the first (and usually) only Goddess I think to call upon regarding a cat, especially the Healing of a cat.
It is appropriate for Ms. Blair to refer to Bastet, or Bast as a Moon Goddess; those of us who live or have lived with cats know all too well how Nocturnal they are. Of course, some cats are Diurnal, and there are times when our cats are especially active during the day.
I do not recall where or when I read this, but I remember reading that Bastet’s Right Eye Is the Sun, and Her Left Eye Is the Moon.
I was taught that the left side of the body is the Goddess side, the maternal side, the receiving side. The right side of the body is the God side (as in Masculine Divine), the paternal side, the giving side.
Although there are Sun Goddesses and Moon Gods, there are more Goddesses connected to the Moon and Gods to the Sun, hence the appropriateness that Bastet’s Left Eye is the Moon and Her Right Eye the Sun.
Based on what I have read in Doreen Virtue’s books, as well as in her Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, (Copyright 2004, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, California), Bastet Is an ideal Goddess to call upon Her to be more independent.
I know Bastet to be the Egyptian Cat-Headed Goddess of Music, Drama and Dance. And because She Is also a Goddess of Joy and Pleasure (of many kinds, not just sensual or sexual), She has many similarities to Oshun, the Afro-Caribbean Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sensual Pleasures, Rivers, Joy, Money and Waterfalls (SEE my posts, “Oshun” and “Oshun, Part II.”).
Personally, and Psychically, I feel that nighttime is an ideal time to call upon Bastet. And according to Raven Kaldera’s MythAstrology, (Copyright 2004, Llewellyn Publications, Inc., Woodbury, Minnesota), the Astrological Placement that Bastet claimed as Hers is Moon in Leo.
As a result, when the Moon is Transiting in the Sign of Leo, it is an Astrologically (or, rather, MythAstrologically) Auspicious time to call upon Bastet. Interestingly enough the Moon was in Leo from this past Friday, November 22, 6:56PM, EST to yesterday, Sunday, November 24, 2013.
The Moon officially entered Virgo at 7:11AM today, Monday, November 24, 2013.
Of course, you can call upon Bastet, or any Celestial Being (Goddess, God, Angel, Faerie, Ascended Master, Saiint, etc.) at any time of the night or day.
But ultimately, Bastet Is an ideal Goddess to call upon when we want to have more play in our lives, or as Margie Lapanja would write, “Sacred Play.” Interestingly enough, the next to the last paragraph of the Acknowledgements section of Goddesses for Every Season reads:
“To Max and Luna, my favorite feline familiars, whose three seasons, eat, sleep and play, I hope someday to fully embrace.”
So, for those of you who wish to embody the three Seasons of Cat: Eat, Sleep, Play; I whole-heartedly invite you to call upon Bastet to Bountifully Bless your life and your world (and your cats, if you live with one or more).
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do. And may Bastet, “Mother of all Cats” Prosper, Protect and instill Peace within us and without us.
As per Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, 1995, Rockport, Massachusetts), the Goddess of the Ninth Week of Autumn Is Demeter (DEH-meh-tur).
Demeter Is the Greek Goddess of Grain, Abundance and Springtime. When I first saw Her in the Autumn section of this book, I was surprised. I have always associated Demeter with Spring, especially when Her Divine Daughter, Persephone (per-SEH-fuh-knee), returns from the Underworld and all is right in Demeter’s World.
However, I remembered that the Ancient Romans referred to Demeter as Ceres (KEH-rehs), and it is from Her Name that we get that breakfast food that one usually eats in the morning, Cereal.
And then I remembered there are three Harvest Festivals in the Witch’s “Wheel of the Year.” The first is Lughnasadh (LOO-nuh-suh), also known as Lammas (LAH-muss), which is usually on August 1.
The Second is the Autumnal Equinox, which some Witches call Mabon (MAY-bon), which this year was on Sunday, September 22.
And finally, Samhain (SOW-when), which is commonly called Halloween, which is October 31.
So, I can see Demeter as an Autumn Goddess, as well as a Spring Goddess.
My Sense of Demeter Is that She Is an ideal Goddess to call upon when you want to infuse a project, relationship or endeavor with either New Life Energy or with the Energy of Divine Completion. If you need a beginning or an ending, you can call upon Demeter.
Also, if you are a mother, and especially the mother of a daughter, you can call upon Demeter to help you have a good relationship with your child or children.
Of course, if you wish to give Demeter an appropriate offering, give Her a piece of fruit, a grain (not necessarily an entire box or bag, but She Is a Goddess of Abundance, so if you wish to receive more Money, Love, Joy or Healing, give Her the whole box!), flowers. If at home, you may light a candle or incense to Her; ask Her what She would love, and let Her show you.
If you have worked with Demeter in the past, I would love to hear your experiences with Her. Your comment may Divinely Inspire and positively impact another.
Before I conclude and publish this post, I AM being Divinely Guided to share the Affirmation from Demeter, through Nancy Blair, to all of you:
“The food I eat is a gift of the Goddess. Everything I eat nourishes and heals me. The healthy food I eat becomes a healthy me.”
Now I see why I was Divinely Guided to share this Affirmation from Demeter and Nancy Blair.
Eating foods and consuming beverages that are light and healthy makes a big difference. Fruits and vegetables, especially raw fruits and vegetables, grains, water, fruit juices, these all make a big difference.
I recall reading in Doreen Virtue’s book Goddesses & Angels (Copyright 2005, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, California), that eating raw fruits and vegetables increases one’s connection to the Divine. Specifically, it helps those that are Psychic become more Psychic, or that want to develop and/or strengthen one’s Intuition and help make it stronger.
She also found that Yoga helped increase the accuracy of her Readings (and yes, I AM moving back in the direction of a regular Yoga practice).
But it also helps to be nice.
I have a former client, who is also a former private Tarot student. She seemed to have a problem with how I express myself, which I noticed most strongly after I sent out a “Prosperous Minds Leads to Prosperous Lives” Email, and she replied with “What a bizarre message.”
When I asked her what she found bizarre, she did not reply. In fact, I contacted her twice after that, then a third and final time a few months after that, and I was respectful each time. Gentle and respectful, but firm. And I never heard from her.
Interestingly enough, I heard from her a few days ago. And may I tell you I was quite surprised!
So, aside from eating raw fruits and vegetables, drinking water, getting plenty of rest and engaging in Yoga or any other Meditative or Spiritual practice that brings you closer to the Divine, being nice certainly helps. That may seem corny, but it is oh so true.
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “zrising.” Thank you for honoring who I AM and waht I do. May you receive Divine Joy, Divine Riches and Divine Success from following “This Is Who I AM.”
And for those of you already following and reading my blog, thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do. May we continue to receive Divine Protection, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace, no matter how many people and illusions seem to stand against us.