And I realized love is everywhere. In every situation there are angels kissing your heart. Smiles of friendship so tender. Compassion expanding and touching hearts, including those who knew not of unconditional love. To see them smile and open up is like when spring arrives, and you finally see the brief unraveling of cherry blossoms. Even if for a moment before they go back into their own worlds, their smile is so beautiful.

You may not be able to solve all the problems, and make everyone understand your point of view. You also don’t have to force changing yourself to better approach a person, because you’re then neglecting authenticity and what individual energy can offer. As every person is a different teacher of life. But you can be a beacon for when they do wish to choose your energy. Be kind and offer your natural gift when they choose your presence. Being you is what you’re best at! Celebrate and share that in lovingness!

Since being back in Aus, it’s been hard on my heart and sanity. I’m possibly going through a very obvious transformation that involves an honesty upheaval. My heart has been aching because I miss Michael. I’ve felt stressed, and lots of little emotions have come to the surface. Anger, frustration, yelling. I’ve become more upfront with people about concerns or miscommunication, also standing up for myself if someone rubs me the wrong way. I used to keep that to myself for the sake of peace. Now I stand vulnerable and I speak up. And since I’m not very good at handling conflict, and since I can’t seem to control my outbursts.. It’s been taxing.

After months of being on holiday, being in my element, being free, and being in the country I want to live in one day, as well as finally meeting my dearly beloved Michael in Texas - it’s been hard being separated from all of that. Im not myself here.. Or there are just emotions I’m yet to address I guess.

Look, I don’t really know. I seem to think I’m angry about being back in my old habitat and it feels awful, yet it’s probably more to do with how I handle myself. And how I need to establish more honesty and confidence. And compassion. I need to create an overhaul for myself. I thought I was this peaceful, loving, understanding person. Which I know I am- but I’m finding some darker portions of myself come to light. I’ve been subconsciously judgmental or arrogant, and I don’t know, I feel so weird. I didn’t know myself at all. I know it will be okay, all is well. I’m not worried, just surprised at myself.

Yet I know beautiful people who love me unconditionally :’( and I’m crying from that thought ? Guh..

Stress does weird things.

astrolocherry:

Fear.
This isn’t a word associated with Scorpio much. More than anything, like their co-ruled Aries under Mars, Scorpio repels while attracting. It’s usually Scorpio that consciously or unconsciously provokes fear in others. And thats because they may be perceived as a body floating in a black, empty void. Like Pluto. They strike fear in others because Scorpio has danced with death and become buried alive by pain. Scorpio confronts others with the terror they would rather avoid, passively. Many people fear death, and Scorpio’s presence offsets the energy that reminds people of the impending shift of consciousness. Some people are energized by this. Other people are intimidated by Scorpios for reasons they can’t pinpoint. And for this many Scorpios find people instantly like them or are repelled by them.
Fear is what drives the lower evolved Scorpio to evil, crime, cruelty and power hunger. Their inability to negotiate the underworld torrents, the plunge into infinite blackness with only their senses to rely on. And while alone, tumbling through a shadowy Pluto abyss, the less integrated Scorpio grabs a hold of anything they perceive will provide them a pillar to step foot on or satisfy their own spiral of indwelling mysteries. This comes through abuses of power and the grotesque manipulation of people through contaminated Pluto water. Authority, money, control and dominance provide a platform on what is a seeming infinite abyss of unknown blackness. And Pluto turns into a dirty waste product when Scorpios, or any of us processing Pluto submit to the underworld guardian with fear, ignorance, aggression and  fail to confront our own psychological processes and harness the  transformative facilities.
These lesser evolved characters have coloured the Scorpio imagery with malevolence and painted Pluto as the assassin dwelling in the shadows. And yet this is typical of Pluto, to illuminate the murkiness while shielding the light. Harsh and humble. Unlike Saturn who stirs the rapids in the water and the flotation devices at every achieved obstacle; with Pluto, we are already submerged and blinded. Here we are forced to find the breath of life behind the eyes wide shut, the light found only in the darkness of the soul and the symphonies in silence.
This is powerful, yet all too overwhelming for some Scorpio incarnates. For some the blackness begins to leak into their soul and their reflex is to spread this in malicious acts of cruelty. We see this through corrupt politicians and remorseless criminals. But what they deem as ‘power’; sitting behind desks with profound titles, victimising other individuals, possessing ultimate authority, religious command and monetary esteem is the ultimately powerless attempt to fill a void of fear. This is a fear of the deep, spiritual and unconscious processes and difficult truths they cannot fathom or manage, and yet, it is largely these types deeming the integrated Scorpio - the healing mystic, the compassionate redeemer, the meditative solitary as weak or unsubstantiated. Intimidation is the response to their intimidation of their own inner world. This doesn’t attenuate their distress so their desire for power grows stronger and stronger and their acts becoming more desperate and callous. Scorpio is a complex sign that blends the purest and most volatile of the human traits. Where the zodiac has learned to form, own, converse, belong, express, analyze and balance; it has developed the human awareness to to consciously weave the web  choose how to walk alongside the gatekeeper. -C.


 “Until we have met the monsters in our own heart, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all the darkness in the world stems from the darkness in the heart. And it is there we must do our work” 
—  Marianne Wilson




 




This. Just this. I’m speechless. Spot on with my relation to the world.

astrolocherry:

Fear.

This isn’t a word associated with Scorpio much. More than anything, like their co-ruled Aries under Mars, Scorpio repels while attracting. It’s usually Scorpio that consciously or unconsciously provokes fear in others. And thats because they may be perceived as a body floating in a black, empty void. Like Pluto. They strike fear in others because Scorpio has danced with death and become buried alive by pain. Scorpio confronts others with the terror they would rather avoid, passively. Many people fear death, and Scorpio’s presence offsets the energy that reminds people of the impending shift of consciousness. Some people are energized by this. Other people are intimidated by Scorpios for reasons they can’t pinpoint. And for this many Scorpios find people instantly like them or are repelled by them.

Fear is what drives the lower evolved Scorpio to evil, crime, cruelty and power hunger. Their inability to negotiate the underworld torrents, the plunge into infinite blackness with only their senses to rely on. And while alone, tumbling through a shadowy Pluto abyss, the less integrated Scorpio grabs a hold of anything they perceive will provide them a pillar to step foot on or satisfy their own spiral of indwelling mysteries. This comes through abuses of power and the grotesque manipulation of people through contaminated Pluto water. Authority, money, control and dominance provide a platform on what is a seeming infinite abyss of unknown blackness. And Pluto turns into a dirty waste product when Scorpios, or any of us processing Pluto submit to the underworld guardian with fear, ignorance, aggression and  fail to confront our own psychological processes and harness the  transformative facilities.

These lesser evolved characters have coloured the Scorpio imagery with malevolence and painted Pluto as the assassin dwelling in the shadows. And yet this is typical of Pluto, to illuminate the murkiness while shielding the light. Harsh and humble. Unlike Saturn who stirs the rapids in the water and the flotation devices at every achieved obstacle; with Pluto, we are already submerged and blinded. Here we are forced to find the breath of life behind the eyes wide shut, the light found only in the darkness of the soul and the symphonies in silence.

This is powerful, yet all too overwhelming for some Scorpio incarnates. For some the blackness begins to leak into their soul and their reflex is to spread this in malicious acts of cruelty. We see this through corrupt politicians and remorseless criminals. But what they deem as ‘power’; sitting behind desks with profound titles, victimising other individuals, possessing ultimate authority, religious command and monetary esteem is the ultimately powerless attempt to fill a void of fear. This is a fear of the deep, spiritual and unconscious processes and difficult truths they cannot fathom or manage, and yet, it is largely these types deeming the integrated Scorpio - the healing mystic, the compassionate redeemer, the meditative solitary as weak or unsubstantiated. Intimidation is the response to their intimidation of their own inner world. This doesn’t attenuate their distress so their desire for power grows stronger and stronger and their acts becoming more desperate and callous. Scorpio is a complex sign that blends the purest and most volatile of the human traits. Where the zodiac has learned to form, own, converse, belong, express, analyze and balance; it has developed the human awareness to to consciously weave the web  choose how to walk alongside the gatekeeper.
-C.

Until we have met the monsters in our own heart, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all the darkness in the world stems from the darkness in the heart. And it is there we must do our work
—  Marianne Wilson
 

This. Just this. I’m speechless. Spot on with my relation to the world.

astrolocherry:

the sounds of people’s words are quiet to pisces. they feel other people’s happiness or their sadness through their body, like waves crashing through them or spindles of emotional confusion. pisces tend to value their alone time and the simple pleasures - a good book, good wine and thunderstorms

Yessss


The Asteroid Goddess - Reawakening the Divine Feminine 
During the last few decades the imbalance of patriarchy has been virtually challenged in every realm, the resurgence of feminine energies is spilling through our world, dismantling every male oriented oligarchy. The 19th century arrival of the asteroids reawakened the expression feminine power and once again, allowed for the wisdom of the goddess to be available to our consciousness. The 24 Asteroid Goddesses are the main belt of asteroids and measure around 144 miles. Their wisdom revels in ancient knowledge, divination, healing, natural cycles, the intelligence of inner life and the inclusive archetype of the feminine soul.
Not until the woman’s movement of the 1970’s did astrologer’s begin to take note of these new bodies and begin to experiment with their archetypes  In 1973, the first four discoveries of asteroids -  Ceres, Juno, Vesta and Pallas Athena were all prominent in Greek myth, and their cults predated their male counterpart. Each of the four is considered a package of symbolism, a facet of what is the whole Archetypal Feminine Principle; one that is expected to restore a particular aspect of wisdom that has been missing for around 5,000 years. 
The discovery of the asteroids had weaved renewed images of the feminine through the astrological tapestry. Previously, the lineage of feminine traditions were represented by the Venus and the Moon, suggesting only two socially accepted roles for women; the lunar mother or the Venusian. With the presence of the asteroids, comes the rediscovery and cultural reclamation of feminine power, and the ancient feminine wisdom of the goddess was bought to consciousness. the awakening force that had been hidden.
The maxim ‘as above, so below’ underpins the philosophy of astrology. Inner and outer lives are woven together through investing the celestial sphere with meaning. Therefore when astronomical discoveries are made astrologers find new meaning and revelation in them. Astrological tradition suggests that with the major discovery of a planet the collective is confronted with the conscious awakening of an archetypal force that may have previously lain dormant or been repressed.
The asteroids are surrogates of the goddesses and invest life with mystery, imagination, and the sacred inner life. All women, were born into the world at a transitional time. All women, of this time have been chosen as a part of the ‘transitional team’, a time where it is believed the feminine has provided them with more energy, and more resources to build a new world paradigm. These energies don’t just redirect and define women; they redefine everyone, and such a transition is mystical, magical and enlightening.
This divine energy of wisdom is guiding us to bring something very different into the world than what we are seeing. This means, whether the women of this time signed up for it or not - they will be revolutionary; whether they are a teacher, a nurse, a writer, mother or an accountant. The divine only asks that you do not stop the things you most want to express, if you let them flow forth, your revolutionary work is done, and it is done beautifully.  The Great Goddess and has returned to reconnect us back to her culture. Investing us with  imagination, mystery, inspiring ritual and sacrifice to reconnect to the treasures of her magical forces.

The Asteroid Goddess - Reawakening the Divine Feminine 

During the last few decades the imbalance of patriarchy has been virtually challenged in every realm, the resurgence of feminine energies is spilling through our world, dismantling every male oriented oligarchy. The 19th century arrival of the asteroids reawakened the expression feminine power and once again, allowed for the wisdom of the goddess to be available to our consciousness. The 24 Asteroid Goddesses are the main belt of asteroids and measure around 144 miles. Their wisdom revels in ancient knowledge, divination, healing, natural cycles, the intelligence of inner life and the inclusive archetype of the feminine soul.

Not until the woman’s movement of the 1970’s did astrologer’s begin to take note of these new bodies and begin to experiment with their archetypes  In 1973, the first four discoveries of asteroids -  Ceres, Juno, Vesta and Pallas Athena were all prominent in Greek myth, and their cults predated their male counterpart. Each of the four is considered a package of symbolism, a facet of what is the whole Archetypal Feminine Principle; one that is expected to restore a particular aspect of wisdom that has been missing for around 5,000 years. 

The discovery of the asteroids had weaved renewed images of the feminine through the astrological tapestry. Previously, the lineage of feminine traditions were represented by the Venus and the Moon, suggesting only two socially accepted roles for women; the lunar mother or the Venusian. With the presence of the asteroids, comes the rediscovery and cultural reclamation of feminine power, and the ancient feminine wisdom of the goddess was bought to consciousness. the awakening force that had been hidden.

The maxim ‘as above, so below’ underpins the philosophy of astrology. Inner and outer lives are woven together through investing the celestial sphere with meaning. Therefore when astronomical discoveries are made astrologers find new meaning and revelation in them. Astrological tradition suggests that with the major discovery of a planet the collective is confronted with the conscious awakening of an archetypal force that may have previously lain dormant or been repressed.

The asteroids are surrogates of the goddesses and invest life with mystery, imagination, and the sacred inner life. All women, were born into the world at a transitional time. All women, of this time have been chosen as a part of the ‘transitional team’, a time where it is believed the feminine has provided them with more energy, and more resources to build a new world paradigm. These energies don’t just redirect and define women; they redefine everyone, and such a transition is mystical, magical and enlightening.

This divine energy of wisdom is guiding us to bring something very different into the world than what we are seeing. This means, whether the women of this time signed up for it or not - they will be revolutionary; whether they are a teacher, a nurse, a writer, mother or an accountant. The divine only asks that you do not stop the things you most want to express, if you let them flow forth, your revolutionary work is done, and it is done beautifully.  The Great Goddess and has returned to reconnect us back to her culture. Investing us with  imagination, mystery, inspiring ritual and sacrifice to reconnect to the treasures of her magical forces.

astrolocherry:

Scorpios can drag themselves from the midst of the ocean’s floor, by endorsing their powers of regeneration, and engaging in their cosmic duty, assisting others along the transformation process. This is why they are living now in a crisis,  and are often being torn between two contradictory tendencies: the past and death on one hand, and the future and life on the other. During life a part of themselves will die in order to let another part be born.

This is excruciatingly true

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

Star Quotes
Arundhati Roy

pisces   . • ○ ° ★ 

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astrolocherry:

pisces are full of sugary half finished sentences and loosely defined thoughts they constantly trip over. there is a mosaic, stained glass window feel to pisces. like the translucent colours of the whole zodiac rainbow, forever changing its shade to reflect the different light spilling through their aura. pisces follow the sun and cradle the moon

Moon in Pisces, fluttering ideas and beautiful vistas of coloured feeling.

astrolocherry:

when delegated no control, scorpios become anxious, unstable and oppressed. but scorpio operates on his highest octave of power, force and control when he knows the right moment to let go. when he opens his eyes in the invisible jewel of his soul; the world, his attachments and longings and previous selves melt away and this is when he knows true power. and no other sign can equal the heights of a scorpio in flight

This is me. Especially now. But also most of the time.

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

  . • ° ☾°☆ pluto

Brené Brown

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panatmansam:

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  1. Joseph Campbell: Masks of God
  2. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil 
  3. Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra
  4. Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon
  5. Ram Dass: Be Here Now
  6. Ram Dass: How Can I Help
  7. Alan Watts: The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
  8. Alan Watts: The Way of Zen
  9. Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras
  10. The Bhagavad Gita 
  11. Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha
  12. Jung: The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga 
  13. Frazier: The Golden Bough
  14. Thich Nhat Hanh: The Miracle of Mindfulness
  15. Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy
  16. Huxley: The Doors of Perception
  17. Jung: Synchronicity
  18. Cambray: Synchronicity, Nature and Psyche
  19. Tara Brach: How to Meditate
  20. Lao Tzu: The Tao Te Ching 
  21. Richard Bach: Illusions
  22. Santina: The Fundamentals of Buddhism
  23. Waite: A Pictorial Guide to the Tarot
  24. Laitman: A Guide to the Kabbalah
  25. Morgan: Essays on the Tao
  26. Kaminoff: Anatomy of Yoga
  27. The Dhammapada: The Collected Sayings of the Buddha
  28. Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  29. The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  30. Marcus Aurelius: Meditations 
  31. James: Variety of Religious Experience
  32. Roshi Kapleau: The Three Pillars of Zen
  33. Chalmers: The Extended Mind
  34. Robertson: Stoic Philosophy and the Contemplation of Death 
  35. Carl Sagan: The Demon Haunted World 
  36. Kerouac: The Dharma Bums
  37. Sacred Geometry
  38. Armstrong: The History of God
  39. Branch: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies
  40. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 
  41. Chödrön: The Pocket Pema Chödrön
  42. Teaching Mindfulness to Children: A Teachers Resource
  43. D’Amato: Science Without Bounds
  44. Nisargadatta: I am That
  45. Hesse: Demian
  46. Ramana Maharshi: The Teachings
  47. Dhammannada: What Buddhists Believe
  48. Jung: The Redbook
  49. Mckenna: Food of the Gods
  50. Judith: Eastern Body Western Mind
  51. Three Initiates: Kybalion
  52. Ruiz; The Four Agreements
  53. 365 Daily Readings of the Wisdom of the Buddha
  54. The Lotus Sutra
  55. Prophet: Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine
  56. The Word of the Buddha
  57. Tolstoy: The Gospel in Brief
  58. Feynman: Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!
  59. Dawkins: The Selfish Gene
  60. Feurstein: Tantra. The Path of Ecstacy
  61. Gibran: The Prophet
  62. Castenada: Journey to Ixtlan
  63. Vibhakar: Kundalini
  64. Suzuki: Manual of Zen Buddhism
  65. Frauwallner: The Philosophy of Buddhism
  66. Sutta Nipata
  67. Gnostic Gospel of Thomas
  68. The Udana: The Utterances of Siddhartha Gautama
  69. Krishnamurti: You are the World
  70. The Big Book of Affirmations and Mantras
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.
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