Updated: Jan 16, 2021
You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.
- Roy T. Bennett
While our thinking is sharp and astute, our intuition is somewhat short-circuited now, and no amount of mental juggling can compensate for shifting circumstances. Rescheduling derailed plans only serves to create more frustration, and acting out-of-character sparks further unrest by provoking others’ anxieties. Be mindful of your thoughts, tone and delivery when speaking, as we could now be so concerned with getting a point across that we don’t care who we upset in the process.....
Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.
- Brian Weiss, Messages from the Masters
Arguments from earlier may have proved too triggering for those we love, causing them to distance themselves from us. When we fight over differences in opinion, the underlying idea is that by getting others to align their beliefs with our own, our point of view is legitimized, and we can feel safe in our own heads.
Yet, unsurprisingly, seeking to create an ecosystem where we are correct all the time won’t provide the validation we need. We alienate people when we fail to listen to them, and their subsequent rejection only leaves us feeling lonely. At this moment, “it’s not you, it’s me,” is a valid sentiment. We require an attitude adjustment if we are to repair hurt feelings.
The first new moon of the year suggests we set intentions for manifesting the life we want to live. Also the triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury are prepared to set us up for success in 2021. Are your goals business-oriented? Perhaps financial ambitions that will allow for greater independence? Or maybe relationship objectives, envisioning others who show up for you in the same way you show up for them?
Acting with integrity is of paramount importance. Although varying economic or interpersonal factors may thwart our accomplishment, our mind tends to be the most challenging obstacle to overcome. We gatekeep our own success by doubting our abilities. During this transit, we might meditate on the idea that we are not only capable, but worthy of achieving what we desire; if not merely surviving, but thriving.
As Sun moves into Capricorn (Makar Sankranti) providing emotional resilience, all the self-limiting beliefs that would have us stay small and easy to control rise from the depths to challenge us now. When it comes to fear, the only way out is through facing the shadow. And indeed, something has to be sacrificed, but it’s not our material security, financial resources, or physical safety—it’s our comfort level with stasis.
Life is a dance more than it is an assertion and there is more health in dynamism or fluidity than there is rigidity and stasis.
Stay Blessed...now & always...
Love & Peace to You,