Numerology/Astrology for 8/30/16
8/30/16 is the number 2. Can you feel it? Can you feel the Mercury Retrograde coming in and the eclipse on the horizon? The energy is intensifying and I personally am taking things slow and steady. Learning to work with the energy of life and not against the currents and flows is the key to a happy and content life. There are maps in life that help us navigate and astrology and numerology are just a few of them that are out there that help us understand the cosmic order of things. Rather than contract into the duality of Negative Mind or Critical Mind (the number 2), just learn to not push when you are supposed to flow. Recognize that things are not what the mind wants and the flow is not moving as quickly as the mind would like. So let go of your time table and just let the universe show you how to enjoy while you are being asked to be patient in getting the results you want. The Moon is in Leo all day, encouraging a playful, passionate approach to your life today. Even so, cloudy thinking or confusion can figure strongly today with Mercury moving to a station and turning retrograde. Communication can be tricky, and it can be hard to focus on cold, hard facts. Mercury will remain retrograde in the sign of Virgo until September 22nd. During this time, your thinking is turned inward, as you review and re-assess matters. Mercury retrograde periods can be times of heightened inner awareness, when meditation, benefiting from keeping a journal, reworking old plans, and reviewing past work are favored. Minor breaks in the mechanical aspects of communication can actually re-connect you to other, possibly more meaningful, means of communication. The more difficult times are the periods of the shifts themselves – near the stations (today and September 22nd), after which you grow more and more accustomed. You should be observing and reviewing rather than making critical decisions with this shift and a Solar Eclipse occurring in only two days. This is a moment to really ground in and know that something is attempting to throw you off your center over the next few days so stay calm, keep in alignment with your essential self, be kind to others struggling, and know that this too shall pass.
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered; those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is; nobody else interests me.
So much of life is about being willing to accept your life in its totality without avoiding the painful parts but also not making those painful parts bigger than the positive ones. Suffering gives us depth and compassion for others. Joy gives us energy to share and give back to others in the ways that others have inspired us forward. It is the love and compassion we share with others that is what makes this world go around. Love is the energy and fuel that allows the lessons of growth to allow all things living to continue to strive forward, upward, and into a greater self than from where they started.