Numerology/Astrology for 7/30/16
7/30/16 is the number 10. In every moment you have chances to begin again, to start over, and to shift your reality into another perspective. And some days, we get an added push. Today is one of those days. Yes, I know the heat and intensity in this world has gotten many out of sorts and feeling like they can’t take on one more thing. But there is that potential that the sun always rises on another day and this is the way to look at things for this moment. Each person is trying to the best of their ability to deal with what is on their plate and each person feels deeply as to what they want in their life. There are moments when the methods that you have employed have not gotten the results you wanted and now it is time to try new approaches that force you to reach down into your core and uncover the insecurity that the behavior is hiding. Once the true feeling is discovered the behaviors that do not work become more clear and you can see what is not working and why. None of us want to lead with our wounded self but we do it often and when we believe we are clearly not doing that. That is why these things are called “shadow”. You cannot see what behaviors are motivated by deeper processes that you have hidden and suppressed from yourself.
There is a great phrase that I always fall back to,
“The meaning of my communication is the result I produce.”
I love and hate this phrase because it means if I think I am giving love but then someone reacts negatively, the truth of the matter is that hidden in the shadow of my communication is all my anger. We think that picking certain words reflect our true feelings but communication is 80% non-verbal. So much is communicated in very subtle ways. Over many years I have had a lot of feedback from teachers, facilitators, etc to help me see and learn to feel into what is motivating me to have certain conversations. It is often a shock to see how transparent I am in my own distortion (when I finally have the courage to take a look at it honestly).
Humanity is a very kind species at times because I believe that each of us sees the distortion of others and chooses in moments to not call someone out to that pattern because we don’t want them to feel insecure. But the highest form of love is to communicate that which allows another to grow into their best self and will not tolerate a person remaining in patterns of pain and shadow that sabotage their true nature from shining through. After all “Enlightenment is a destructive process”, (quoting Adyashanti).
Mercury enters Virgo today, and will transit the sign until October 7th. Mercury typically spends a few weeks in a sign, but this is an extended transit due to an upcoming retrograde cycle occurring entirely in the sign of Virgo from August 30-September 22. With Mercury in Virgo, you will aspire to find precision in speech, thought, and method. This pattern makes us inclined to analyze, sort, and organize our world. Mercury feels right at home in Virgo (as it’s one of the signs that it rules, the other is Gemini). Dealing with details is natural and comfortable now. You should make an effort to avoid getting lost in details and losing perspective as a result. You should also be aware of the possibility of expressing yourself in an overly factual manner, so much so, that you may come across as dry, critical, or unimaginative. The Moon is in Gemini today until 5:09 PM EDT, when it enters Cancer. Mercury heads towards a minor challenging aspect with Pluto tonight, and this may make you too serious for your own good. This energy is best used for research and exploring a topic deeply.
“Show me slowly what I only know the limits of…
Dance me to the end of love.”
“Dance me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen — with Rosy Rea.
Deep inside we know we are limitless and yet over and over again, we choose our limitations over freedom. It is the familiar that is so comfortable like a worn in pair of house shoes. But that limitation is just that… a barrier blocking my awakening. What has always worked for me is when someone slowly dances me towards the limits of my old self and allows me to feel into that edge without pushing me completely off that edge. That is why the great teachers are so great. They know where that edge is because they have lived at it for years. They are intimately aware of the feeling as you approach the destruction of your old self and they rejoice at its approach, whereas most of us contract if fear from it. It is their excitement that makes us walk towards it with them. It is their curiosity that allows us to move a bit past the fear and into wonder also. It is their faith and belief in the soul’s desire to cross seemingly impossible boundaries that gives us the wings to fly past our old self and into a new wondrous freedom.