Find Your Water Type: Solid, Liquid or Gas

 

IN PARIS (1)

 

Greetings beloveds,

We are firmly in the season of water, rebirth, and healing. To expand our concepts of how we relate to water let’s talk about the different versions of water and how we take on these characteristics.

Solid: When water is  a solid, the molecules are moving slower and spread out taking up more space. This makes them less dense so that ice weighs less than water as a liquid. Ice represents slowing down and taking our time. It is the energy of observation, being outside of time, and rumination. When we are dealing with heavy issues we need that density to feel closer to the earth and ground ourselves in the reality of what needs to be addressed.

Shadow: When it is too cold, there is a limitation in what is possible because everything SLOWS down. During the winter, in areas that experience ice and snow, this type of weather can bring death. Either from blocking access to resources, freezing temperatures, or other complications. In all forms water can give life and water can take life. When we slow down to the point where we are frozen in place no longer growing or living fully, we lose our most valuable resource: time.

Liquid: This is the form of water we are most familiar with. It is the water we drink, use to cook, bath, clean, play, and restore our souls. This is the energy of temperance-balance. Too cold and it begins to freeze. Too hot and it’s uncomfortable to work with. Yet water flows throughout our world providing life without discrimination.

Shadow: Anyone who has ever been in a thunderstorm, tropical storm, hurricane or other weather occurrence knows the power of water in it’s liquid form. On the other hand, not having enough water is just as catastrophic causing our bodies, the land, all living things to eventually shrivel up and die. Through the shadow of liquid water, we come to appreciate the importance of balance, compassion, and the fragility of life. We realize that in order to survive we must take care of ourselves and each other, otherwise we will perish.

Gas: Vapor as the form of water that is least visible is as a gaseous state. It is ALWAYS present around us. Vapor represents the lighter side of water energy that does more than flows, it flies. The same element that fuels our body and allows for us to create also calls us to throw off the baggage which keeps us captive. Vapor is free of restraints and cannot be contained. It is the spark of life that lifts us out of the doldrums into the freedom of infinite space.

Shadow: What could be the shadow of such a light and airy form of water? Lack of depth. When we move to far into our imaginations, lack connections to our physical realm, or avoid responsibilities because they feel like “too much” we eventually evaporate into air. We completely disconnect from who we are and where we came from. Although it is tempting to not have anything that holds you down or has negative energy, without doing the work we miss the opportunity to grow. Allow yourself to expand without forgetting that this is a process that will bring you back to this moment of weightlessness again and again.

 

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New Moon in Cancer: Shadow Work and Friday the 13th

New Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

Greetings beloveds,

I know that everyone has been doing their work, right? Digging in deep to see what your attachments, writing your intentions, evaluating your goals, and spending every evening in Epsom salt, essential oils, and rose petals…no? Lol well that’s understandable. The luxury market of self-care market may not be available to everyone and the question really  brings us to the shadow of the new moon in Cancer eclipse.

This is a unique event coupled with Friday the 13 the next day. In Tarot, the 13 card is the Death Card representing change, rebirth, and initiation. Ruled by Scorpio, Death is an invitation to explore the depths of your soul. Scorpio is afraid of nothing. They thrive within the underworld where we find the truth of who we are.  If we are looking for an opportunity to heal and integrate our higher/lower consciousness then this full moon is the perfect time to do so.

Jupiter in Scorpio going direct coupled with all of this energy is calling us to let old ideas, versions of our self, and parts of our stories that hold us in unhealthy patterns to die. When we write down our story, we are able to reflect and see where we could be living according to the 3 Lies.

Three Lies

When we live according to The Three Lies we move further and further away from who we truly are. This new moon, commit to being aware and present. This will allow for you to see when you are following The Three Lies. Then take a deep breath and come back to who you really are.

Next week, we’ll dive into how to heal from trauma through rewriting our stories.

Love you,

-Kamilah Rose

Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer: Attachments and Forgiveness

New Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

Greetings beloveds,

Woooo it’s been quite a year so far huh? I hope that you all are taking care of yourselves. Remember self-care, self-care, self-care!! Alright here’s your breakdown for the Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer.

  • Solar Eclipse 20 degrees Cancer – July 13, 2018
  • Solar Eclipse 15 degrees Capricorn – January 6, 2019
  • Solar Eclipse 10 degrees Cancer – July 02, 2019
  • Lunar Eclipse 24 degrees Capricorn – July 16, 2019
  • Solar Eclipse 4 degrees Capricorn – December 26, 2019
  • Lunar Eclipse 20 degrees Cancer – January 10, 2020
  • Solar Eclipse 0 degrees Cancer – June 21, 2020 (Summer Solstice/Cancer) *
  • Lunar Eclipse 13 degrees Capricorn – July 5, 2020

This is the corresponding eclipse in the Cancer/Capricorn series listed above. Cancer and Capricorn dance between the day and the night, our conscious and subconscious. Cancer takes us into the womb and the home. A space that often can serve as a safe haven as well as a space of great trauma. It all depends on our personal, familial, and ancestral experiences of home. Have you ever written the story of your family? Explored what home meant to your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents? Within our families there are patterns of behaviors, emotions, perspectives of viewing the world and each other. We inherit these things through our cellular memory and how we are raised. It is also where we develop our initial sense of self. Those formative years where home may have been a very solid real place or one that exists in our minds. Either way, home, nurturing, the womb, and the mother archetype are the themes of a Cancer Eclipse.

Capricorn moves us into our role in the world. Our our understanding of home expands to our purpose. What has shaped us creates the foundation for who we are and what we do. Yet, as we grow and mature moving through the Zodiac we begin to understand how much more to us there this beyond our home. Capricorn brings the light of the summer into the darkness of winter. That even when we feel we have gone beyond saving there is grace for us. A chance for us to try again. Ruled by the Planet Saturn, Capricorn is all about structure, stability, and purpose. What you do and who you are matters. They are always here for the come up and desire to obtain more. More growth, more power, more compassion, more love, more influence but they must have to work for what they want. They honor the struggle, the sacrifice, the upward climb. Capricorn takes the trauma from our childhood and turns it into gold. Are you ready to turn your pain into possibilities? Are you ready to hold the darkness in the light?

This new moon review what you are attached to. What are you bound to in this life? Money, love, fame, knowledge, freedom, family? What drives you and influences the decisions that you make? If you are unaware of your attachments just take note of where you spend most of your time ad what you think about the most then imagine that you must let them go. What is your reaction? You might feel relief, frightened, angry, sad, joy, or even panic. There are several forms of attachment which I will discuss in the next post.

For now, remember that love is the basis of all. It fills every part of our being. Love will keep you during these changing times. As we do our work this week we move further into our purpose. Into being at one with our multidimensional selves. As Cancer and Capricorn have shown us the separation between our light and dark, inner child and adult, work and home selves are all one. Just different facets of the same crystal.

See you on Wednesday for the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer ritual.

-Kamilah Rose

 

July Planetary Placements:

July Planetary Placements

Greetings beloveds,

Welcome to July and the hot mess that this month will be.

First we have a Chiron retrograde in Aries which is calling all of us to the stage to face what we have been covering up with love, light, and good intentions. Stop hiding behind the emotional veil of summer and take a good look at what is going on in your life on an everyday basis. Big decisions do have lasting effects but it’s our everyday actions, thoughts, and feelings that set the stage.

On July 9th Venus enters Virgo turning that show me Leo love into a discerning calculating question of “what value does my relationship have?”. Or the question you may already be asking yourself, “is it worth it?”. With the work we are doing in Chiron, Mars, and Aries, this is also a great time to evaluate your relationship with yourself. If you were to place a value on the time, energy, and support your give yourself would it suggest that you are priceless, affordable, or low value?

July 12th we have a partial solar eclipse new moon in Cancer that is sure to clear out some of the mess we have been enduring since winter. I’ll have a breakdown of the new moon in Cancer posted on Monday.

July 22nd the Sun enters Leo and it’s time to shine baby. Leo season is all about having the courage to be yourself, take center stage, and let the world hear your story. This may also feed the negative ego’s of some folks who feel that they deserve the spotlight but are not getting the attention they need. Give yourself attention! Chiron retrograde in Aries wants us to fuel our souls so we do not have to seek validation externally. Do you and the support will come. I mean it’s Leo season, there’s no way you’ll be ignored.

July 23rd is the start of our second Mercury retrograde of the year. This time Mercury is in Leo which calls us to communicate our desires and not take no for an answer. On the flip side, if you’ve been…pushing. Telling everybody that has ears what you want, what’s going wrong, what’s going right in your life please slow down. At times, Leo can be warm and inviting. Then there are other times when Leo’s seem to be bragging and egotistic. Find balance with your voice. This may be controversial but not everyone deserves your story. So choose wisely.

Finally this month closes out with a Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. This will balance out the expressiveness of Cancer season allowing us to take a step back from the deeply emotional past few months. I’ll have a full post on this in the next few days.

What are you looking forward to this month? I am super hyped for these eclipses. I know they will bring us closer to greatness.

With love,

Kamilah Rose

July Journal Prompt

July Journal Prompt

 

Greetings beloveds,

Happy 4th of July!! Here is your journal prompt for this month:

Sunburnt July by Susie Clevenger

“The bay splashes me

with mirrored water

until my daydreams

surrender to the waves”.

 

Last month we journaled the next step on our path. This month what are you summer dreams? When you find yourself drifting off under the heat of the summer sun, where does your mind go? Explore this and share what you find in the comments below.

Happy Journaling!

-Kamilah Rose

 

 

Dive Deep – Soar High: Welcome to July

July

Greetings beloveds,

It’s already July, can you believe it? Half of the year is over and we are gearing up for a beautiful summer. Take time this season to care for yourself. That is the most important thing that you can do at this time. Out of all the work, time, and pain, sacrifice the thoughts/cares/opinions of others to the Divine. Give more to yourself then you ever have before. You will need it to whether this season of retrogrades as they are ripping our world apart to create a better one.

Here’s what’s coming this July at the Bliss Institute

  • July Journal Prompt
  • Astrological Planetary Placements
  • Shadow work
  • Friday the 13th
  • New Moon in Cancer Partial Solar Eclipse
  • Sacred Movement
  • Enchanted Hearth: Water Foods
  • Divine Masculine
  • Full Moon in Aquarius Full Solar Eclipse
  • Guided Meditation

Here’s to a beautiful healing July!

-Kamilah Rose