Numerology/Astrology for 8/26/16
8/26/16 is the number 7. With all the astrological changes coming up it is good that today in the numbers it is preparation time. There are moments when you can prepare and other moments when you can only prepare so much because you cannot see really where you are going you just know you are going. We are in that later one. The churned up water of Neptune in Pisces has all of us caught in a flow and right now the water feels dark and ominous. We cannot see what is ahead but we can feel the current that is pulling us rapidly in a direction. This may feel a bit unnerving and justifiably so! It is hard to plan when you do not know what to plan for. In this case, the plan you need to rely upon is the inner center and clarity of believing that you are awaken enough to weather whatever is coming your way. The belief in that even though you are right at the edge of the comfort zone and in a place of discomfort that you are at the very least going to learn some new things and at the most you are going to grow in tremendous ways over the next two months. I wish that we did not need to learn by being challenged but that is the way of life. Take this moment before the storm of eclipses hits and remember and appreciate who you are, what you have done, and how far you have come. You are a very different person than you were a few years ago. You are deeper, more authentic, and more vulnerable and it is perhaps that vulnerability that has got you a bit nervous. Being this open and exposed naturally brings up fear. But sometimes the transparency is the only way to get through higher vibrating doorways. You do not need to be perfect. You only need to be authentic. In the end it is the only thing you get to take with you to the other planes of existence anyway. The Moon is in Gemini most of the day – until 11:07 PM EDT. A Gemini Moon is curious, busy, watchful, and sociable. The Moon’s squares to planets in Virgo (Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury) can point to some overstimulation or restlessness. There can be disagreements about work, health, logistics, and plans or methods now, or an inclination to worry about these things. However, Venus and Jupiter are moving towards a conjunction, exact tomorrow evening, and there is a general tendency to give one another the benefit of the doubt, as well as to strive to cooperate and harmonize.
When was the last time you had a “real” conversation with someone? When was the last time you drop all pretenses and let someone in? When was the last time you did not care how you looked or what others thought about you? Those types of moments are what make life worth living. Without taking those risks you can only feel and experience on a narrow band of reality.
I can see that from the beginning of this life I wanted to feel in huge and magnificent ways. That did not mean that it was always pretty and wonderful. It was often painful, messy, and highly reactive to situations. But it was dynamically expressive and filled with depth. Sometimes that depth was my ego fighting to be seen and heard. Other times my authentic self managed to break through the distortion of my wounding and shine authentic light out into the world. Regardless of all the haphazard permutations I have manifested I have to say that shallow is never what I have managed to experience. And I believe that is a good thing. I have not always expressed things with consciousness but I have always expressed them with depth and sincerity. As I have aged I have managed to sort truth from illusion, pain from ego, and fear from prejudice. For that I am grateful. The harshness and angry edges of my expression have softened into an artistic movement of musical harmony and grace. That I believe is the gift of aging and the flow of integrative wisdom. Each of you will have that experience also to the degree that you are willing to live in the full expression of who you are. You learn by making mistakes as you lash out at the world or others when you feel you have been wronged. You learn to take responsibility for what you feel and to not expect others to behave in the way you need in your narrow reality to feel good. You recognize that those in your life are not here to make you feel comfortable. They are here to push you into your edges so you have to take responsibility for what you feel and how you express that in the world. You will never have your world the way you want it. You will have the world the way you need it to break you out of your illusions so your authentic self can shine brightly out into the world.