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Online guide for the modern meditator. Informative articles, free meditation course and free guided meditation videos.
Beliefnet features both guided Christian meditation, as well as guided Buddhist meditation. Along with these, there is also a very informative section on styles of meditation from around the world.
It’s the Full Moon forecast…
September’s Aries Full Moon
The Aries Full Moon, September 24th, ushers in a strong sense of possibility. I’m talking about the expectation that comes from embracing ideas. The wild card, Uranus, turns adjustments or delays into a blessing in disguise. We can laugh at our shortcomings and missteps knowing there is nothing to prove. Stepping into that confidence is how we learn acceptance. Finding humor in awkward situations provides that healing sense of vulnerability with family and friends. Laughter, it’s simply the best medicine.
Yes, we all struggle and times can be challenging. Hang on to your sense of humor in these upcoming weeks. Watch how children turn life into a game and follow that example. That’s the attitude you need. Being seen, somewhat naked from pretense – that’s the key. Any good comedian will tell you, authenticity is the secret sauce. Hold that perspective for October and you’re way ahead of the pack.
The Sun in compromising Libra invites us to create new partnerships. What strengths do you bring to others? How can they support your efforts? This is a two-way street. September 25th results-oriented Saturn is challenging us to find balance in work and personal ambitions. Remember to ask for help. Ground breaking ideas aren’t tied to carefully laid plans. Delegate by letting others be inventive.
Flexibility can work in our favor as we push though the last week of September. While days grow shorter, we need more exercise to banish stress. The energy boost will support our transition into Fall. The planet of mass consciousness, Pluto, started its five-month retrograde April 21st of this year. It also rules people with a lot of financial power and control. When Pluto goes direct September 30th, expect political secrets to be exposed. Breaking news can have far reaching effects and spell the beginning of the end for those abusing their influence and position. The assistance of informative Mercury on October 2nd spells transformation and change across the country. Like the Wizard of Oz, the curtain is pulled and all is revealed.
“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
Strategy helps prioritize projects and move them forward, October 2nd. When Venus goes retrograde, (October 6 – November 16th) expect a change in your style. This is a highly creative six-week period. There’s something we need to update to stay current. Watch a tendency to over value something and pay too much. Do your research! Maybe you’ve simply outgrown a belief. Do your friendships need to be re-evaluated? Retrogrades are internally focused. Like shoes that are just too tight, Venus’ discontent wants you to grow beyond groves that keep partnerships stuck. That review addresses inner fulfillment vs outward popularity. We’re learning to trust our evolving intuitive hunches. What new creative endeavor would excite your interest? What do you give time or energy to that no longer has value? Dissolving an obstacle is easiest when we acknowledge and release it –
“Growth is letting go of the concepts of lack and limitation.” Lester Levenson, Sedona Method
Communication oriented Mercury moves into penetrating Scorpio on the 9th and intensifies conversations. Talks revolve around taxes, insurance or money held jointly. Discussions around this time period will coincide with reconstruction and the New Moon. See you then.
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