Divination Toolkit: The Tarot Series

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Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are having wonderful summer or winter solstices. Here in Texas the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and the temperatures are turned up full blast. Here at the Bliss Institute we are starting a new divination series on tarot. I have often referenced tarot cards, readings I’ve done for the seasons, and personal readings I’ve done for myself but it’s time for us to delve a bit deeper into the practice and meaning of the tarot.

This summer we will be covering a different tarot card everyday here at The Bliss Institute. This is a huge endeavor where we will be featuring one of my favorite divination Goddesses, The Dreaming Priestess. This Dakota Witch, will be covering different aspects of the tarot such as portions of it’s history, reading styles, and deck interpretations. Definitely check out her site to read more about her and the great work that she does here.

I hope you check in every day as we journey through the Tarot starting Wednesday. This will be an amazing trip that I cannot wait to share with you all.

Have a magical day,

-Rose

New Moon in Cancer 2017: Active Emotional Empowerment -Taking Your Life Back

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Greetings beloveds,

We have changed seasons moving from the light of spring to the waters of summer. As the season start with the cardinal signs, we moved astrologically into the sign of Cancer on the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year representing how we at this time are able to expend our energy outwards in order to nurture our dreams and desires. To read more about summer, the summer solstice and its connection to the element of water click here.

Let’s talk about the astrological sign Cancer. When I think of Cancers, I automatically sigh thinking of all the feelings. Cancers are one of the most nurturing signs in the zodiac. As the first water sign of the western astrological season, Cancer’s hold all the birthing energy. They are the emotional laborers of the water signs. While Scorpio’s assist us with navigating the subconscious and Pisces focus on the infinite nature of our heart’s, Cancer’s bring our emotions into the world. Here’s where you can find the scoop on Cancer’s along with the other water and air signs.

CancerJune 20-July 22

This new moon in Cancer, we will find ourselves building community and support with those around us. Individual people, groups, systems, and programs that are in alignment with what we desire are what we will gravitate towards. Those blocks and conflict that we have been enduring for the past season will either completely disappear or slowly begin to move out of your experience. For some their focus will shift where you just will not react or interact with folks who before would pull your chain or mess with your mood. For some of you, those situations will be transferred to different departments or you will change locations. Everything will shift. Don’t fight it. Don’t rush it. Just let it happen.

Junes new moon is setting the stage for a summer of forward movement. Due to this shift, things may start moving really quickly. Projects are getting approved and funded. Business ventures are turning the corner towards being fully in the black with residual income for your personal interests, needs and passion projects. Creative energy is flowing with paintings, drawings, sculpting, word smithing, products, ideas, theories, everything. Take a moment at this time to ride that wave but also to breathe. Metaphysically, we generally do not state that water and air are compatible. Air likes to be lite and free while water can be dense and deep. Yet, water and air interact all the time as do all the other elements. Air is composed of mostly nitrogen with oxygen and traces of water vapor and other components. Water is composed of 2 hydrogen atoms with 1 oxygen atom. These two elements, physically and metaphorically are similar in composition. Water and air act as transportation vessels for each other. Each allowing the other to move from one phase, space, or form to another. Sometimes this can happen forcefully such as during hurricanes or tornadoes but generally it is a calmer activity. Utilize what you need from the interaction of water and air. Regardless of whether it is a gentle or intense interaction, the results will be powerful.

This new moon allow yourself to be powerful. To take that combined energy of swift movement that air and water carry and manifest exactly what you want. Be clear in your communication of your feelings in whatever medium you prefer. Improving your emotional intelligence will be one of the largest takeaways from this new moon in Cancer. Once you are clear on how you feel, what you think, and what you would like to do about it – ACT on it. Particularly when it comes to romantic relationships, right now is not the time to focus on having long discussions which result in no active changes in behaviors. As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Always make sure that what you feel, what you think, what you speak and what you do line up. It is the best way to build trust within your relationships. Integrity, comes from keeping those lines open and communicating frequently.

Water cleanses, and if you’ve found yourself having a hard time with negative thoughts, complaints, fears, and trepidation close your eyes and visualize them riding away on the currents of Cancer’s comforting energy. Now, if there’s some external folks who are the one’s causing these issues you are experiencing, you can also visualize them being carried away by these currents. Whatever it is, let the water cleanse your thoughts. Let the water clear your energy and release your burdens.

With love,

Rose

 

Summer Solstice 2017 Love Reading:

Summer Solstice LoveGreetings beloveds,

It’s the time for the season of love! Oh yes, it is going to be a summer where love comes to us in the form of timeless sustainability. This season we will find ourselves remembering times when we experienced the purity of love. Our thoughts influence our attitude and perspective on life. When we bring our thoughts to moments of love we are tuning ourselves into the energy that will call love into our current experiences. As our memories are so deeply connected to our physical selves this will also cause for our bodies to experience the positive physical effects of love. Unlike during Venus retrograde this is not a time to dig deeply into all your past romantic relationships to determine what were the lessons you received from those connections. This summer, you should literally find the most loving memories you have whether romantic, platonic, or otherwise. Let the good feelings flow through you from those memories. Let them make you shine so that your love moves outward creating new memories that you will be able to return to later. This summer you will prove to yourself and others that when you give love, you receive love in return.

July: While those positive vibes from your loving memories may make you feel all gooey inside this doesn’t mean that there will be no issues in any of your relationships. The point is to begin to learn how to focus on love. Focus on the fact that even in the worst times love always endures. Even if you only experience moments of love throughout your life it never fully disappears. There are sparks of it everywhere. In the kindness of strangers, in the beauty of the land around you, in the fantasies that create in our minds. Love is the basis of all that exists we cannot escape from it even if we tried. This is difficult to hear when things are not going well. When others are expressing so much distrust and hate towards other love is hard to find in the darkness. Here’s the secret though, love is the darkness. Love is the womb that has enclosed you while you experience this pain or crisis. When that moment is over you will look around at all the love that has been present all along.

August: Our hearts yearn to connect with other hearts. Heart connections are energetic meaning we may have just physical, emotional, mental or spiritual relationships with others or any combination of the above. When we find the people with which we have soul ties love floods through our beings and lives. We wonder at how this love exists. There seems to be no explanation other than fate, destiny, luck, or divine intervention to explain what has found you on this path in your life. Last month you focused on the love that exists indefinitely for all. This month that love is manifested in the form of the heart connections that we make in this world past, present, and future.

September: Well with manifestation comes new issues to be worked through and addressed. At all times with all forms of connections, especially heart connections, we will have to develop boundaries of treatment. We’ve been using our memories of love to shift our energy towards love. Remember to remain mindful that just because we develop or experience love towards anything does not mean that we will not experience other emotions such as fear or anger. The point of this summer was to reconnect to the source of love through prior experiences not to ignore the reality of love that is way more complicated than chocolates, flowers, and all night video game sessions (not where you thought that was going huh). You will find yourself tested at this time because you have a memory of love that can make the reality of love difficult to bring into conversation. You must see things for what they really are though. Sit down with all things that may be causing you heartache, anger, or confusion. Talk it out or find a professional to assist you with your concerns. Your strength is not defined by the amount of pain you can endure but by the amount of love you are willing to show yourself. From there you can spread that love to the world around you.

That’s our love reading for summer 2017! Let the moments of love you have connected throughout this summer reinforce your pool of unending love within you. Return to it when you need reassurance during these times of working out kinks in your soul ties. Remember that some connections are meant to become memories and not go forth into the future. Use your discernment to determine what may be needed at this time as you prepare with the upcoming autumn equinox to journey into the underworld.

With love,

Rose

Summer Solstice 2017 General Energy Reading: Increasing the Flow of Abundance through Community and Balance.

Summer Solstice

Greeting beloveds,

Summer is finally here! We are being drawn outside during the cool mornings to take in the warmth of the early rising sun. Then as the sun reaches its zenith during the middle of the day we find ourselves moving towards cooler spaces which provide sanctuary from the heat of midday. As the sun begins its decline, we may return outside to enjoy the heat of the evening that calls us to gather with friends in nature or other social settings

Summer Solstice: Diving into the Watery Depths 

As the longest day of the year, during the summer solstice we are called to recognize the balance of our world through the masculine framework. We pay tribute to and recognize the Sun as the heat which lovingly calls new life from the depths of the feminine earth forth. That which encourages exploration and movement to create. Day long celebrations are observed in many traditions with bountiful feasts rich in seasonal summer foods. The fires of this time go well into the night with large bonfires complete with yummy treats. The story of Osiris in the Egyptian mythology is a beautiful way to observe the summer solstice as it includes the continued role of the feminine in creating a full cycle of both life and death. The masculine is never enough on it’s own to create thus it must have the feminine to assist in achieving balance and organization. Set and Osiris represent just some of the different aspects of the masculine. The drive to destroy/create, life/death, power and force. As much as there are dark and light in all this exists for the masculine as well. The myth of Osiris relays the need to balance out the light and dark, through recognizing that the light will always return.

Summer is the time of nurturing what we have planted. This summer will be a breath of fresh air compared to the conflicts of spring. Ruled by the element of water, Summer calls for us to take that energy needed to break from the shell of the seeds that we have planted and funnel that action into emotional clarity. It’s not about what you do but about how what you do makes you feel. We have all been planning, creating, and building foundations because as we move forward during this time it is becoming harder to ignore our truth. We are being pulled into alignment with our purpose. Blockages are being removed and you are starting to see the results of all the emotional clearing and hard work you’ve done over the spring. Sometimes, what is holding us back from moving forward are not physical obstacles like money, housing, or transportation. Spring taught us that emotional attachments interfere with our desires to the same extent as material, mental, or spiritual elements. Clearing those out made way to redirect our energy towards what is coming this summer. You will find yourself in serendipitous moments over and over.

In fact, it might happen so fast you are wondering what in the world happened. Simply put, you shifted from moving against the current to going downstream. Now with any stream this water is growing in momentum because there is a huge body of abundance coming your way. The closer you get to the fulfillment of your desires the faster things will start moving. Keep your eye on the prize. Your social circle will play a role in this movement.

We journey deep within the Earth during the winter, use the energy of fire to move back up to the surface bursting with new life in the spring and now the waters of summer nourish us as we grow and expand.

July (June 20-July 20)

Isn’t it lovely to have dealt with all of the conflict between yourself and your loved ones past or present? If you missed out on the sarcasm in that statement let me make it clear, this spring was rough for quite a few of us because of needing to clear out hostilities. While we are shifting into another area of focus for this season we are still moving through addressing our relationships. The focus though shifts from conflicts to nurturing. How do our relationships provide us with security in life? Do they give you emotional support so that you are able to freely express your feelings with others? Perhaps you love the engaging conversations that bring about new ideas and fresh perspectives on life’s many quandaries. The start of this month sees us connecting with others and ourselves in ways which enhance our ability to express love towards all beings. The new moon in Cancer enhances this drive, encouraging us to come together with the communities that have supported us through the trials of the underworld. Developing and nurturing our connections with ourselves and each other also set the foundation for economic advancement. Now is the time when our partnerships will bring advancements in areas related to the material realm. This could come across in a relationship that assists you in starting or taking your business to the next level though providing support for your ideas, networking, or capitol. You may find yourself building a network in your current career which leads to a more sustainable future for yourself. There may even be a romantic connection that brings about the building of wealth. The full moon in Capricorn brings into focus the manifestation aspect of wealth. Capricorns are builders focused on bringing all of the experiences and dreams developed by the previous signs into reality. They also focus on wealth building. You will seldom find a Capricorn that does not have a hefty rainy-day fund. Combine this energy with that of the new moon

August (July 21-August 21)

This month we shift from emotional depths to swifter realms of creation through thought. You may have been asking yourself why has this been happening to me? Why did I go through all the things I did over the past season and July? Although I usually recommend connecting deeply to your feelings right now I am encouraging intellectualizing your experience just a bit. That’s right you can officially get all up in your head about things. Now, don’t fall into that cyclical thought treadmill. Think of it as a time to approach your experiences in a structured analytical way. Think the scientific method. The beginning of this month is influenced by the new moon in Virgo, which as we know is the great analyzer. They are master assessors who can divine what has occurred in a situation, decide what worked, what didn’t and then create an improvement plan. Perhaps you may want to use some tools such as a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis to access how things went, what you got out of it, what can you take from this and what are your next steps. This energy carries a feminine influence making this a time for swift but compassionate assessments. Be gentle with yourself. This may also be very literal in that you may have a woman or someone who holds feminine energy stepping forth in your life to assist you in this process. This could even be a new romantic relationship if you have released old ties and are finding yourself in space to have another connection come through. You’ll be wanting to take the results of your analysis and start moving towards thoughts of how you can use this in the future in a very creative way. The energy of how you your thoughts are revolving about these topics will lighten up and not feel so urgent or intense. The full moon in Aquarius will pull you into this place where you are aware of everything and yet emotionally a bit detached from the circumstances. Aquarius’s are great at taking in everything without letting how they personally feel about the topic influence how they address what they have witnessed. Their one goal is to help everyone connect with their higher self in the way that is very instinctual. This may be a welcome reprieve for you if you find yourself getting very attached to your thoughts and feelings. Let this energy guide you into a space of balance and objectivity.

September (August 22-September 22)

September is going to be all about temperance. Tempering our state of being so that we find ourselves in a balanced state. In this case we are balancing our relationship between our emotions, thoughts, and social conditioning. In July we were encouraged to build and connect with communities that provide us with support along with stability. From there we experienced growth in our economic potential. We then shifted from our heart connections to how these connections influence our perceptions towards money. So we began to analyze our finances to figure out what we have been doing that increases and decreases our wealth. After we made our plan we put it into action. This may have resulted in our making some drastic changes towards our spending habits, number of income streams, forms of income, and perceptions towards money. September is running in like, hold on now! Don’t even tip those scales, let’s get into balance. And who better to help you with that but a new moon in Libra. The energy during this time will allow us to check out all the possibilities and weigh which of the results of our analysis fits us best and will allow us to still be able to enjoy ourselves, improve our financial situation, and shift our way our perception towards abundance. Libra’s generally find themselves financially equipped to meet their needs and desires. If they are not more than likely they will energetically draw in what they desire or fake it til they make it. This September you get to pull a Libra and bask in the fun of drawing in abundance through charm, charisma, and refusal to accept anything but the best (or as close to it as they can get). If you’re thinking that means hard work, you got it all wrong. For Libra’s they prefer to put their energy into what they are passionate about. When that is the case it is never work for them but fulfillment of an inner value or purpose. This is the epitome of balance. All of this ties in perfectly with the final full moon of the summer in Pisces where our dreams take center focus. Balance requires that your dreams be in alignment with reality. When that occurs you are able to shift back and forth without harm between the various life responsibilities you have.

As we move into autumn, having this light break during the late summer season. This will allow ease for us as we move towards a time of manifestation, abundance, and harvest. This summer, join us here at the Bliss Institute as we move into providing products for your light and shadow work, start our tarot series, and provide abundance centered content. Happy Summer Solstice everyone!

-Rose

The Death of the Phoenix

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Greetings beloveds,

I speak of death and the underworld often because so many are experiencing journey’s through the underworld that are causing their lives to go up in flames. Death cannot be escaped as it is the doorway to new life. It’s painful. It’s scary. It’s dark and brutal. It makes you wish you had been able to stay in your cocoon where it was safe and you knew what to expect. But you weren’t really thriving in that space. Or maybe you were. Maybe you felt that this was the best life that you could imagine where you had everything you desired. So why is this happening to you? When we stop dreaming big life shakes us up because the Divine KNOWS you can be more. That there are infinite possibilities awaiting you on the other side of content, ok, and “I’m doing fine”.

So it sets you aflame. You have a new burning desire for change. You start to examine where you are and wonder how you can expand. Your current phase is ending. Some will mourn now. Feeling deeply the pain of what was and what will be. Others will feel joyful, excited or expectant. Still some will attempt to numb themselves to the reality that what was their life is no more. Take the route that works for you because there is no wrong choice. From there, you will rise eventually. It may take days, months, year, or lifetimes but you will rise.

The Phoenix must burn to be reborn.

-Rose

Temperance: The Quest for Balance

Dark and Light

Greetings beloveds,

I continue to feel the draw towards balance and grace. It keeps pulling me towards this reality of complex human experiences and beings. That which is more than light and dark, good and bad, or right and wrong. Its so often the case that the lines seem to be firmly and clearly drawn. Yet in practice there is so much more than just being one way or the other. There is the ever present dilemma of what is right for one may be completely wrong for another. The balance being achieved by finding the best fit. A result that includes as many of the elements one desires as one can find.

Yet what of when one persons desires interrupts another persons interests? The basis of this paradigm is lack consciousness, a system upheld by the economic institution of capitalism which can only function in a state where one can control access to resources. This type of system is inherently oppressive and yet it has been the one system that has survived. Yet, in all ways we are all being called to move beyond these systems because they place us out of balance with the universe.

Right now I am working on finding the best fit. Accessing the things in my life that do not align with my desires and then moving towards those that do. So far this has included releasing some resistance I have had towards needing to cleanse and release old eating habits. Mainly in the form of eating out so much and fried foods. There is much work to be done and I do not function as well when I consume these foods. At this time I need to be light, quick witted, and in the best condition possible. This means I must prioritize my health above all else. That is not always the easiest thing for me to do as I so enjoy being lazy in that area. Yet, the season of self-love is upon me and what a glorious season it will turn out to be.

The more that I learn about the underworld, the more it seems that there are no clear lines. There is only what is the best fit at that time. Through that perspective may we find balance in a world bent on forcing us into a binary existence.

-Rose

 

 

 

Full Moon in Sagittarius: Birthing the Phoenix

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Greetings beloveds,

          I hope you are excited for this full moon in Sagittarius because I know I sure am. This is the last full moon before the summer solstice and I have never been more ready for a new season to begin. It’s only appropriate then that this full moon be in the sign of Sagittarius, the phoenix of the zodiac. The last full moon brought us into an underworld journey and now we are reaching the 8th gate. Once one goes beyond the 7th gate and relinquishes our connection to the world above us, we enter into the land of direct manifestation in the 8th gate which you can read more about here. Sagittarian’s as a sign, pull us up from the underworld after Scorpio’s descent, thus Sagittarian’s shine in the 8th gate. One could say, this is the home they know exists but that they rarely get to stay in for long serving as one of the reasons Sagittarian’s are always moving from one project to another. To learn more about Sagittarius and the other fire sign visit my Air and Fire Sign master post here.

Within the 8th gate we are called within. Our physical forms are forgotten left on the meat hook after the 7th gate. We now consist only of our souls. Bare and without reproach we are one with our desires and purpose. This full moon in Sagittarius calls for us to go to the 8th gate. Let our souls take the reign without the trappings of expectations placed upon our current incarnations. Our souls are always connected with the divine so there is no delay in receiving or sending information or knowledge. We connected with our ancestors and descendants last month and now it’s time to take the knowledge we gained and integrate it into our larger core being while we are within the 8th gate.

More than likely you will find intense feelings of joy and freedom while within the 8th gate. The 8th gate is the womb of the underworld. It is an inherently feminine energy related space as it incubates our souls until they are ready to return to death and reborn. While you are in the 8th gate you are a fully sovereign being. That is the foundation of freedom that you are experiencing. There are no governments, societies, cultures, religions, friends, family, or well-meaning acquaintances to direct you from their external standpoint. There is only you and the divine. One and the same. Love in its purest form. Embrace the love being directed towards you. If you have been feeling broken, lost or afraid let Spirit hold you in the safety of its warm dark womb. It is sharing with you the energy of birthing womb. Think of how much energy must be produced in order to give birth to anything. That is being shared with you so you are able to then have an overabundance of energy to give to those who love and support you. When you return from the 8th gate you will be reborn as a sovereign being. One who is powerful, creative, confident and unafraid to act on their purpose.

sunsetThere is so much going on in the world right now because this is a time of living our truth. People who have been hurting, angry, oppressed, sad, joyful, courageous, and delighted with life are expressing this to its full extent. We cannot live our truth without acknowledging that for some that truth is pain and anger. When we have spent so long repressing our shadow, it eventually expresses itself in ways that we cannot control. This had contributed to the confusion and fear many are experiencing because although we may be aware of the power our shadows hold we ignore it or pretend “those things don’t happen here”.  If you chose, clarity is available to you from Spirit. You can receive direction on how to express and understand all the feelings you are experiencing within yourself and empathetically from others. Take this knowledge and then define your boundaries. How do you want to be treated? What behaviors will you accept from others? Our shadow knows when others are treating you unfairly and will not accept that. Honor that knowing and draw the line in the sand. Breathe deeply and trust your intuition. It will guide you during this time.

I would also advise that you check our moon sign and see what qualities are associated with this astrological side. Then check to see if there are any forecasts or insights you align with this month for your moon sign. Our moon sign reflects our inner being and souls direction. You can locate your moon sign using any major astrological birth chart producer. You will just need your birth date, time of birth, and geographic birth location.

Here’s to sovereignty, love, and the rebirth of the Phoenix!

-Rose

Enchanted Book Reviews: The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden Part I

Enchanted Book Reviews

Greetings beloveds,

This is the first of a new series here at The Bliss Institute on magical books. Books are an old love of mine that captured my heart since I was a child. I now wish to share this love with you all. So I felt it was appropriate to start with a book that I actually started reading in Barnes and Nobles with every intention of just checking out the first chapter. 10 minutes later I was hooked and purchasing Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale.  A free sample can be read through the link but I will summarize the beginning of the story for you here.

This tale takes place in old Russia and follows the Vladimirovich family as the spiritual old ways are steadily being replaced by the Christian Church. The first chapter entitled Frost, sets the scene in the Vladimirovich family home where the children of Pyotr Vladimirovich are settling in for the evening. The lady of the house Marina requests a story from the family keeper Dunya who assisted in all things to maintain the Vladimirovich family. Marina coming in from the cold of winter requests a story about Karachun once known as the God of Death but now is the Frost Demon King Morozko. Dunya is reluctant to share this tale as speaking of the Frost King is known to draw his attention but after some gentle prodding indulges Marina with the tale.

Dunya shares a story of a young girl whose father remarries upon the death of her mother. Eventually the new mother wants to be rid of the her husbands daughter and convinces her father that it is time for her to wed. The step mother presents that the girl will wed The Frost King. Appalled the father objects as he knows that this is no match for a young girl and will most likely result in her death but is eventually convinced by his new wife. They then take the daughter out to the woods and leave her there near a tree telling her that soon her husband will arrive. The young woman waits, the cold creeping deeper within her until a horse arrives with a man upon it. With him comes a biting cold as he asks her repeatedly if she is comfortable. The young woman repeatedly replies that she is quite comfortable even as she begins to freeze. Her kindness and polite responses gain the Frost Kings favor and he returns her home with gold and jewels. The step mother thrilled at this decided to send her own daughter to the Frost King believing that her daughter would gain even treasure from the King. The daughter though, like her mother is arrogant and spoiled. When approached by the Frost King she is rude and insolent. Thus left to freeze which is where the father finds the daughter days later. Upon seeing her frozen daughter, the step mother dies on the spot thus ending this particular tale.

This is the start of The Bear and The Nightingale.

The story continues following Vasilia, Vasya, the daughter of Pyotr and Marina from her birth to her cresting womanhood. Through this tale you will find a vibrant telling of the affects felt when transition of a fundamental part of one’s culture is quickly changed. A tale of a young girl who through blood, experience, and destiny is connected to the metaphysical world around her in a way that few others at that time still are. She stands for the link between the power held within the individual which is broken when taken from the community into a hierarchal system created outside of itself. More importantly, Vasya displays for us through this vivid tale provided for us by Arden, that the line between light/shadow, good/evil, life/death is arbitrary and blurry. Arden takes us on a thrilling journey with Vasya to save her family and world from the brother of death who had been waiting for his chance to rise.

I found Arden’s book to be an entertaining text that touched on deeper topics than I had expected. I hope this little bit piques your interest and you read the story for yourself. If not perhaps Part II, where I will discuss the role of shadow integration, masculinity and the actualized Goddess will draw in.

Til then with love,

-Rose

The 12 Universal Laws: The Law of Compensation

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Greetings beloveds,

We are now at the Law of Compensation in our 12 Universal Laws series. This law states that we are compensated in proportion to the amount of energy (time, money, service, etc) as we put in. Thus, the work that you put in will be reflected and returned back to you. For instance, one takes a bit of land. They turn over the dirt, check the soil levels, make any amends needed and then create a plot for growing. They then plant seeds and til their plot watering, caring, and clearing the space for the seeds to grow. As the plants grow, that person continues to care for them keep them safe from other animals that would like to feed on them. Over time the plants mature and that person harvests them allowing them to consume their energy in order to provide energy for that persons body. The seeds are taken from the fruits of the plants in order to grow more. This person has just enacted the law of compensation. They have spent time and energy caring for these seeds and in return received energy through the food required to continue to survive.

Now, what if there had been a storm or another person had come in the night and stolen that food? How does the law of compensation explain this? An act of interference in the process through which the energy is exchanged is a factor of not only chance but of law of compensation for that other person. The 12 Universal Laws are not restrained by our limited morals of right or wrong. They simply are. That person put together a plan or was just hungry enough to consume another’s work. They expended energy to receive that harvest by at the very least picking the food. From there they receive energy and either an inclination to perform this action again or not. This act may be compensated by an equal amount of condemnation, social isolation, or punishment.

How is this fair you might ask? That original person put in the energy to receive their harvest, they deserve to be compensated for that! Well they will be as the unintentional compensation may come in unexpected ways. That original planter may receive food from neighbors who would not have shared since that person had their own harvest. They may find that there was only a little bit of food eaten and now will safe guard the rest of their harvest gaining not only energy from the remaining food but wisdom from the event. That person may realize perhaps planting food isn’t for them and move into another occupation. There will always be compensation but we have to learn to see it from an energetic standpoint which is never easily understood.

It’s easy to condemn when it is a person who intervenes but what of a natural disaster, disease, or insects? There are a number of things that can occur which interrupt our expectation of what will be compensated for our energy. The one result that will occur regardless of what comes from the energy put in is wisdom. We will learn from what we have done. If this wisdom saves our lives or others, is that not in proportion to any amount of energy that we put towards something?

The last bit of information I will leave you with on the Law of Compensation is the correlation between the type of energy expended. For instance, if all you do is dream and think of plans then you will be compensated in proportion to that. Meaning you will have are a bunch of really great, detailed, extensive dreams, plans, or theories. What you won’t have are these dreams, plans, or theories realized because that is not the energy you put into this. Action is compensated with action, thought with thought, emotion with emotion. They cross connect and interchange because we seldom only put out one form of energy. We are aware that we must think, organize, then take the most appropriate action to have what we desire come forth. It is not that we must all be doer’s but that we must know what is needed to create what we desire. For instance, I am a dreamer, thinker, and feeler. It is way easier for me to sit and plan then to take action. I know that action is needed though as what is the next step becomes clear I take it. But I also have a fantastic team of doers who are excellent at taking my dreams and making them into reality. I in turn provide them with fun and creative frameworks for them to apply their skills and knowledge to. We compliment each other and through that receive compensation for the energy that we expend. That is the Law of Compensation in action.

I hope this sheds some light on this law and I will see you next month to discuss one of the most well known laws, the Law of Attraction.

With love,

-Rose

The Divination Toolkit: Astrology Series-The Sun

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The Sun: In astrology, the sun as the center of the galaxy represents our internal center of the self. The sun is basis of life’s elements. It is the fire energy of life. The sun allows for plants to grow, water to evaporate, air molecules to move and flow, humans to regulate sleep, hormones, essential body processes. The sun is life. Therefore, things connected to the sun are about life. The colors gold, orange, yellow and blue as the color of the hottest flame, all carry an energy of movement, increases in energy, and flow. The sun is our internal spark of light.

Yet, all things must be in balance. Too much sun, too much light…draws life out us. I’m from Houston, Tx. I’ve watched grass, trees, water dry up and die. Think of when it’s a hot summer day and you are teeming to get outside to soak up some rays. You head outside and are having a great time sitting in the sun, swimming, reading, hanging with friends. It’s all good. Then…slowly you start feeling a little drained. Your body begins to feel heavy. You are called to sit down, slow down, and find some shade. Just as the sun gives life, it takes life. Where there’s so little life left in an area that it’s a fire hazard. It isn’t safe. That space is out of balance. In the same way, when we are too focused on our self, on how we feel, on what we need or have to give to others we enter into that dangerous space. We can get burnt out.

Leo’s are the astrological sign associated with the sun. They are known to be charming, entertaining, fun, and have the capacity to be very self-centered. When a Leo is giving life, they are like a magnet. Everyone wants to be around them because that leo is the fuel for their internal fires. When Leo’s are blazing uncontrollably, they pull life from others. It’s too much. Too much focus on what they want, what they are not getting, on what is happening to them without regard to what is going on with others around them. All this without taking into regard what role Leo has played in causing this negative situation. Leo’s must function like the sun in relation to the Earth. They need to create seasons and daily routines for themselves where they shine fiercely, then slowly shift away focus from inward to outward. To evolve in the amount of light that they deliver so that it is appropriate for the that time and space. The sun never goes away. It’s always there, always giving life but it isn’t always so intensely focused because the planets in relation to the sun are not always directly facing it. Leo’s sometimes need to shift their perspective so that they are allowing others to not always have to be in their light. Keep that light for yourself Leo’s. You need it just as much to recharge

With love,

Rose