Numerology/Astrology for 1/17/15
As today’s date is the number 8. Are you feeling that cranky pull of the Grand Cardinal Cross as it moves into alignment for its final squares? Between that and being in the shadow of Mercury as it also prepares to go retrograde and add to it the Jupiter Retrograde in Leo and it seems to have put the emotions into a heightened intensity. Just when you felt like you were getting your feet on solid ground and you wanted to again feel confident in your choices this energy happens. It is not a full Mercury Retrograde but it certainly feels like it. Then when you add in the number 8 into the mix it feels as if you are being pulled into that dark place emotionally that you thought you had gotten out of. Yes, frustration seems to be the feeling. There are moments that you just have to do what is in front of you and let go of that list that you thought you were going to get to. All plans need to be adjusted now and then. And as much as we would like the world to move in the patterns that you planned today, you will have to let that go. Remember that when you come from a place of confidence and personal power then you still feel that you have a hold of the reins of this wild horse you are on. You are going to have to make an executive decision based on the practicality and what is being asked of you in this moment. The game is to keep on keeping on. Your win happens when you are efficient, trustworthy, and disciplined. The Moon is in Sagittarius all day, harmonizing with Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. You will feel curious and independent but also cooperative with others. Intellectual and emotional honesty are strongly evident today. You will be attracted to new situations of conquest or adventure and require less prompting than usual to get moving and to experience life. You may also fully enjoy conversing and exchanging ideas. Today is anything but mundane so see anything that breaks the routine as appealing.
You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output….how much you produce….not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.
~Jean Shinoda Bolen~
This quote has been one of my great life lessons. I came from a family of perfectionists and spent so much of my energy and time attempting to, “Do, do, do!” Thank Goodness I found my amazing husband who had spent much of his life seeking calmness, nature, and peace. There are moments when you see the magic of the Universe at work. I can just see my angels recognizing that I was clueless as to how to relax and just allow life to move me rather than me move life. At 54 I feel as if I am beginning to understand that. But even for me the last few days have been about being willing to let go of my schedule and deal with what is happening in the moment. Most of the moments that I had planned never materialized in the way or order that I originally thought. I find that interesting as a doorway to surrender and allow the flow to happen of its own accord. There are places where I have learned to do that well, especially if clients forget or need to shift appointments at the last minute. I usually take that as a message from the angels that I need a break or there is something that is more important for me to do but the last few days I have been trying to get so much handled related to taxes, travel, my workshops, the symposium, etc. and then other things have tried to jump into the mix that were suddenly a bigger issue or priority. Fortunately, I have learned more and more to relax into the flow and to not push the river and I just shifted as gracefully as possible and accepted the moment without my ego being attached to the way my mind had planned. Give it a try in your life today. Surrender into what is calling for your attention. Do not be mad. Just let the flow of life catch you up in its current. When you do not resist life, it shows you a way that you did not previously see.