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4 of Fire – Flaming Roses and Tortoise noses

4 of FIRE – Aries Decan iii – April 10 – 20, 2019

Cessation of Action: Patience. Consider an image of a desert tortoise picking its way through the burnt brush of the desolation. Where a fire passed over, determined seeds have popped out of their shells to re-fertilize the desert floor with beauty once the Spring rains fall. The tortoise is our image of a Stable Will that seeks Harmony. Even with the fires around him, he maintains a steady pace, sniffing at the wind for direction. He is a survivor!

KEY WORDS: Seek Harmony, Patience, and Stability. Learn to govern your Will, for once you govern yourself, you will know how to govern, motivate and attract others. Embody a benevolent spirit to wield passion wisely.

ASTROLOGICAL SYMBOLS: The period of early Spring yields to Taurus at the end of this decan. Now is the time to observe which tools you have at your side to help you plan for your seasonal harvest.

Venus is the ruler of this period so her use of glamour and enchantment prove to be even more magnetic than other times. Venus is meeting up with Neptune on Wednesday, April 10th, for a seductive and romantic rendezvous. Enjoy yourself but don’t buy into lovely promises that can’t be delivered.

Wednesday, April 10ththe Sun is square to the nodes of the Moon and that leads to a condition of being at the ‘crossroads’ about where to spend your time and energy. Take time to consider your options well, for in 10 days things will be ready to burst forth! The Sun squares Saturn, offering many paths from which to choose. Mercury in Pisces is in aspect to Pluto in Capricorn so it becomes easier for you to voice your desires to create beauty through service. Considering how you’d change the world, if you only could, may be a good mantra to use over the next few days. Because you just could do it!

Mercury squares Jupiter Friday, the 12thand just after that Venus is sextile to Saturn, which means that your message of Hope and Beauty can be published with good results!

Saturday, April 13 finds a definite resolution when the Sun squares Pluto. Pow! Eris is involved with the mix of the ‘bad boyz’ so there may be some TRUTH that is revealed, in a not too polite fashion.

Sunday, April 14 shows a more pleasant day with the Sun trine to Jupiter. Things will look brighter and hopeful this Palm Sunday.

And Tuesday, April 16th, Mercury moves out of his shadow, bringing more ease to conversations, sales, and marketing processes. If you have planned for a large project this will be the day to BEGIN IT!

Move forward to the Full Moon at 29* Libra on Friday, April 19thfor a lovely day of Venus amusing the Sun before it slips into Taurus the following day. Let’s hope the weather holds so we can make this ‘Good Friday’ into a Great one! Blessings~

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Posted April 10th, 2019.

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10 of Water – PISCES Decaniii – Happiness

10 of Water – Pisces Decan iii – March 9 – 19 – 9 KEYS TAROT

“Man’s search for Happiness can create a false sense of urgency, whereas the presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.” -me

When we are free to express ourselves and our quest for individuation is complete, what kinds of emotions will we see manifesting in our lives?

These are the questions that the third Decan of Pisces brings.  Typically, this card exemplifies the attainment of Emotion, which I interpret as ‘Happiness’. What emotion is on your mind right now? How do you see yourself going about attaining it?

Astrologically, we are in a rather confused state of energies as Mercury is retrograde until the end of the month, Mar 28. Uranus has just ingressed into Aries for the next 8 years, bringing chaos and sudden changes to the forefront of our frontal lobes. “Be prepared to be startled, yet learn to regroup after emotional shocks”, is the lesson ahead.

Neptune’s influence will create even more confusion about truth and lies, so remember to check your media sources carefully before jumping to conclusions. Learning to return to our core self, is a secret to remaining calm in the midst of chaos.

Learning self-soothing techniques, such as EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘tapping’ exercises may help you to confront overwhelming emotions and recenter yourself.

Try this link on YouTube; Nick Ortner has good video demonstrations of EFT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfLTQjJhp0

The intelligence of this Decan is to learn to appreciate what good is present in the current moment. ‘Presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.’ Namaste’ ~K

#Jupiter #Energy #Venus #Mindfulness #Challenge #Obsession #Addiction#Indulgence #RealityCheck #Insight #Participate #Snow #Avelanches #EFT#Tapping #Health

 

Posted March 9th, 2019.

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Metaphysical Me

About Metaphysical Me…

One of my most impactful experiences with spirituality/religion was being ‘failed’ from the second year of my three year Lutheran Catechism class. I told my minister and vicar that ‘God doesn’t fail people from church!’. They agreed with me and after a year’s sabbatical and the subsequent firing of this teacher who failed kids in church, I asked many pointed questions, finished my lessons, got confirmed and left.

In college, my most influential classes were the three-term Shakespeare series, learning how to SEE and draw from an artists viewpoint (that was quite esoteric) and an Introduction to Comparative Religions. Then I took a term off and studied with Mormon missionaries, read the Bhagavad-Gita, Tibetian and Egyptian Books of the Dead, the Tao te Ching, and many other metaphysical books. This lit my Spiritual Fire and I’ve been devouring these books ever since!

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Later, upon becoming a Unitarian Universalist, I had the opportunity to learn more about many religions and experience them firsthand in “Neighboring Faiths” Sunday school classes. After teaching students for 8 weeks, I accompanied groups of children to Buddhist center feasts, Catholic mass, a Jewish temple, and Pagan ceremonies. Over the years my family has participated in Kwaanza, Hindu Festival of Lights, and Hanukkah festivities.

I homeschooled my kids for 8 years founded on a History-based Wholistic education, of which I wrote my own curriculum. I based my lessons and exams on textbooks from various points of view and encouraged open-minded discussions about the reasons for the author’s points of view and their veracity. We first studied World Geography & World Religions as a comprehensive introduction to becoming ‘Citizens of the World’.

As homeschoolers, we practiced exercises by Rudolf Steiner and read Classic English literature, Great Books, Historic Fiction and books of Cultural Literacy from all continents. We read ancient philosophers and discussed their subsequent roles in modern society.

I was engaged with esoteric studies for many years before co-leading a Women’s spirituality group. We incorporated many facets from various spiritual traditions, and each woman encouraged to bring her gifts and experiences to share with the group.

After leaving that position, my 10-year interest in the Kabbalah, led me to study more intently and take a year-long webinar class with two Rabbis. I learned much about the Hebrew Mystical traditions from a Jewish Reform perspective. I found the Kabbalah to be THE foundation for the many esoteric paths I had studied since my 20’s.

Today I practice Tai chi, Chi Gong, Kundalini Yoga and write ‘Morning Pages’ as is recommended by Julia Cameron in her transformational book, “The Artist’s Way”. I participated and led classes in “The Artist’s Way” and discovered that it was a book written (by and) for the Enneagram Type #4 personality, the ‘Artist’. That’s when I decided to create workbooks for the other 8 Enneagram personality types that I call, “Integrated Spiritual Practices”. TBA

I’ve studied and used the Tarot as well for many years. I started noticing the esoteric ‘threads of Truth’ that run throughout all the systems and traditions that I’ve engaged with and noticed their Archetypes can be found in pictoral symbolism on the Tarot.

I’ve created a unified system that is based on a lesser-used form of the Tree of Life Glyph. I see it as the original glyph of Kabbalah before the ‘fall’ of man. I have placed my own version, the “9 Keys Tarot” cards onto this Tree in a unique way as a blueprint to help people ascend to their Higher Self – closer to a state of Spiritual perfection. This corresponds to 9 Esoteric systems, which is no small feat!

Metaphysics describes both the ‘Art of Living’ & the ‘Science of Life.’      I hope that my writing will encourage you to look within yourself and begin what Plato called, “The Great Work” of personal understanding and wisdom. After all, it’s our once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn, grow and evolve our Souls while we are incarnate beings. Look within!

Namaste’ ~K

#9KeyTarot #Ascension #GreatWork #Introspection #Purpose #Meaning #Understanding #Wisdom #Transformation #SpiritualEvolution

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Posted January 30th, 2019.

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3 of Earth – Investment – 9 Keys Tarot

Decan ii Capricorn December 31 – January 9

Keywordsfor this second decan in Capricorn: #Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity

Planetsin your astrological charts found from 20-30* in Capricorn Decan ii will be affected. Special astrological impact will occur at 14 degrees Capricorn, when the New Moon also eclipses the Sun as Uranus stations direct on January 5, 2019.

December 31is also the seventh day of Christmas, indicated by the ‘7 Swans a Swimming’. This decan runs from today thru Jan 6, which is ‘Epiphany’, the celebration of the day that Divinity was revealed by the presence of Magi on ‘King’s Day’!

The symbolism of the 7 Swans are gifts of the Holy Spirit; Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Devotion. The Tarot’s ‘Magician’ card has this holiness within himself but it may be yet unproven in the world. The #1 card ‘Magi’ also called the ‘Seeker’ of the 9 Keys Tarot is featured as a white Swan! #Synchronicity

The Tarot of 9 Keys 3 of Earth card features three ants building pyramids. It signifies that Material gains won by hard work will be valued and supported. Cooperation is highlighted. A key message is that “Others will back you now as before you may have struggled alone with your plans.” Sounds like it is time to make those ‘Kickstarter’ plans!

Astrological changes this decan:

  1. 1. Saturn rules Capricorn in general and the Decan ii ruler is Mars, which provides energy to restart things you have let slide! Go forward! Renew plans that move you toward your goals. I wonder if this decan holds the origin of the tradition for setting New Year intentions??
  2. 2. The Sun conjuncts Saturn for a somber, serious Jan 1 this year, but with jolly Jupiter in Sagittarius most of this year, I think that this conjunction will act symbolically as the starting whistle to begin the New Year. Ready. Set. GO!
  3. 3. On Jan 4 Mercury enters Capricorn, helping you express aloud your New Year’s Resolutions. Aim for long-term projects that need cooperation or collaboration and will provide material results that last a long time. 😉
  4. 4. The most exciting astrological event this decan is the first New Moon of the year, January 5, meeting up with the Fixed star VEGA at 14* Capricorn in LYRA, the Harp of Orpheus. Spiritual and Physical Healing through music, song, and the arts are indicated. The lesson of Orpheus is ‘Beware of self-sabotage at last moment.’ Carry out the plans you make now as they have all the potential of becoming very successful!
  5. 5. During this Poetic Solar Eclipse January 5, Uranus will station directly in Aries, adding a bit of excitement, maybe poetic justice or an EPIPHANY?! Soon Uranus will begin to move into Taurus, indicating instability in the Environment. Outcomes of this cosmic energy may be seen by July 16 in the outer world. We can hope for renewable energy laws or for protective rules toward Internet privacy that will be enacted then.
  6. 6. On January 7, Venus joins the party of serious decision makers, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This can indicate powerful women entering the world stage to create lasting changes toward equality. It is about time!
  7. 7. Recently the Moon’s Nodes have shifted into Cancer and Capricorn, indicating a time to shift our attention on Building and Nurturance. This complements the 9 Keys Tarot’s 3 of Earth card that indicates COOPERATION among the colony of ants. Pyramids can only be built over time with coordination. Long-term changes take charismatic leadership and labor over time. A long-term vision is needed to complete projects that last. It is time to enforce checks and balances, implement fair laws and disallow a hierarchy that would allow hidden pyramid schemes!

Aside- I find it extremely synchronous that the newly elected Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives will begin legislation through cooperation. It makes me hopeful for long-term restructuring of government policies to begin in this decan!

Overall Message: Look for seasoned advisors to help when you have questions about where to invest your life’s energy and resources or to create boundaries that help you restructure your goals. Work continuously, with measured steps toward growth. Do not be distracted by the winds of chaos, but press forward toward victory.

#Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity.

Citation: Austin Coppock’s #36Faces #Pyramid

Posted December 31st, 2018.

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Posted October 30th, 2018.

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Posted October 22nd, 2018.

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Shadow work Oct 5-Nov 15, 2018

The Shadow is the ‘unclaimed’ part of our psyche that is alert and aware 24/7 because it resides in our Subconscious Mind. As children, we are programmed into our view of the World; it’s language, customs and our place in it. As adults, we can reflect on these programs and become “Aware” of them.

If you start to feel like a victim of your programs, stuck in a rut, without possibilities, I want to tell you that you can change ANYTHING, at ANY TIME!

If you’re interested in doing Shadow work, investigating this phenomenon via inward reflections, let me know.  Send me your Email request at KalinArtAndSpirit@gmail.com and I’ll send you the password. (Passwords keep out bots)

Thanks!

Posted October 21st, 2018.

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Posted October 16th, 2018.

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