Judgment Free Zone
Today, the moon is moving into the sign of Virgo and will reside there for the next two and a half days. The moon indicates to our internal process, our emotions, and our feelings. The sign of Virgo is constantly striving for perfection. As a result, Virgos are usually the best in pointing out what is “wrong” and what needs to change. This desire to correct and perfect can influence us all for these next few days. The risk with this energy is in falling into a judgmental space. Being able to see what may be wrong and what may need correction leads to judging people with a critical and unloving eye. Be mindful of this cosmic transit today, and focus instead on sharing acceptance, love, and mercy with everyone around us. Avoid taking the stand of judge and jury for the next few days. If we still feel strongly that there is something that requires attention and needs fixing, invite the Light into the situation. Ask the Light to help and guide you through the process. Oftentimes when change is forced and there is judgment, one resists changing and learning. The real magic occurs when we bestow true love and care, it is then spirituality, growth, and change happen automatically.
What Do We Really Want?
How often do you take the time for yourself to connect to your inner needs and your deepest desires? What do you really want out of life? Are you moving in the direction of your own personal fulfillment? Today, with the Sun and Pluto trine, the time is ideal to ask yourself those questions and begin on the path to manifesting your deepest desires. Today, the universe is giving us the ability to see and connect to our desires. We gain the power to assert ourselves and make the choices needed that will lead us to them. The Creator wants us to be fulfilled and experience true “heaven on earth.” We are meant to live the life of our dreams with joy, not a life of sadness. The Light contains all that we will ever desire, we need only to connect to It.
Truth and Honesty
With the Sun and Pluto trine, there is the potential of connecting to truth and honesty in all aspects of our lives. Today, let us focus first on being honest with ourselves, and then with the people around us. Yesterday, we discussed the importance of discovering what we really wanted and desired out of life. Today, moving forward on the path of truth and honesty, we can gain the strength and courage to share our inner selves with our loved ones. If we have any relationships that are in need of growth, improvement, or even need termination, today can assist us in this process by allowing us to openly express and be honest about our feelings and needs. Following your truth will always lead you to a place where you are more connected to the Creator, yourself, and the right people in life.
Venus: The Planet of Light
Venus’ movement into its home sign, Taurus, allows us to connect to all of its positive qualities for the next four months. When a planet resides in its own home sign, it is able to reveal all of its potential. The word Venus in Aramaic is Nogah, which means “light.” Venus in Taurus allows us to see and feel the “Light” everywhere. Optimism, gratitude, and focusing on the positive are some of the great qualities that Venus in Taurus can provide. The issue with this energy is when it blinds us from seeing what needs to be changed or confronted. Since Venus in Taurus provides a strong sense that “The Light will take care of it all,” we should pay attention not to fall into the potential danger of complacency and avoidance. This is a time when we need to find the balance between these two perspectives. We should aim to see both, that which is good and that which needs changing. Enjoying the Light and all that is good while simultaneously attending to what needs our attention and care. Life is always this balance. We have come to this world to apply effort and to transform, but not allow the process to weigh us down or rob us of joy. We can find joy and happiness in our spiritual work, because we know that in the end the Light really will take care of it all.
Efficiency and Self-Discipline
If there are any projects you have placed on hold, today can be a great day to complete them. The level of efficiency and self-discipline is potentially very high with the beautiful aspect present today with Mercury and Saturn. Today is a great day to develop our business sense, set goals, and achieve them. We are able to understand what is right and what is wrong in every situation. It is a day when you should follow and pursue your interests. Pursue anything that will help you advance and gain more knowledge in the areas you desire. Today, we can excel under pressure by garnishing the patience and self-discipline necessary to endure challenging situations. Take advantage of today’s cosmic energy by moving forward, pushing a little, and pursuing your dreams. The power of perseverance is always required to achieve our spiritual and physical goals. It is the energy that stems from the certainty of knowing that we have the power and the Light within to fulfill our purpose here on earth.
Defensive, Are We?
Yesterday, Mars moved into the sign of Cancer and this combination of a fiery planet with a water sign can ignite our emotions. One of the challenging aspects of this movement is being overly sensitive and highly emotional to what other might say or think. Naturally, this can then lead to becoming too defensive. Today, pay attention to avoid becoming defensive with excuses and elaborate explanations on why something is not your fault. Take a minute before reacting to a situation and try to understand what you actually feel. What is really behind your emotions? If you discover that you just want to justify yourself or are afraid of being judged by others and being seen in a negative light, then stop yourself. Understanding your true motivation will help you to see where you need to develop your own personal strength and self-esteem. This is a time for internal work in which we can develop self-confidence and be free from having to change who we are to accommodate the whims of others. The Creator made us exactly who we are. To judge yourself is only to judge the Creator. You need never to shrink or alter the beauty that is you.
May 18 - Shabbat Behar
It’s Time to Let Go
Today, we have a full moon in the sign of Scorpio. Together, with Mercury and Pluto trine, it is an ideal time to practice the art of letting go. Any full moon provides us with beautiful cosmic support to accomplish, unify, and manifest a specific energy in our lives. Knowing the sign of the moon helps us to understand what type of spiritual work is required in order to activate this amazing cosmic support. Scorpio is about deep spiritual transformation. Since the full moon is a positive event, the opportunity today is the ability to transform anything that is negative into something positive. It is time to finally let go. Release any secrets, repressed feelings, or any skeletons in your closet. Applying a little work with today’s cosmic support will allow us to be able to finally let go of what has been holding us back. In order for a little seed to grow into a mighty tree, it must break open underground. We must be willing to let go of the old so the new can make its way into our lives. Happy full moon to us all.