Posts Tagged ‘success’
In my exploration of the Fool card in the Tarot, I discussed some of the occult underpinnings of this complicated archetype.
We learned that there’s nothing stupid about the Fool, that he is in fact a necessary jumping-off point to anything that’s worthwhile or definitive in one’s life.
The Fool is divine inspiration, courage and the ability to take a leap of faith. But what happens next? What does one do after the divine inspiration of the Fool?
Enter the Magus. Some refer to him as The Magician, others as The Magus. But if the Fool is Uranus – and thus a sudden, unexpected inspiration from Heaven – then the Magician is Mercury, the god of perception and communication and intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »
A former work associate, whom I hadn’t heard from in several years, recently called me to touch base. She asked me how I was doing and out popped my words: “I am in my element! I am working from home, doing what I love and surrounded by my menagerie of many”.
After we ended the call, I began analyzing what I had just said, and just what “being in my element” really meant, because it isn’t a term I use regularly. It made me more aware of how I had specifically set my intention and manifested the actual circumstances I wanted to work in, even though, right now, I am in the process of manifesting them on another continent! Read the rest of this entry »
Your hopes, your dreams, your wishes and aspirations, all of your visions for your life are stacked together in your own little basket of hope. I have one. So does my neighbor, and my best friend too. Be it in our minds, or on paper, we all have that little basket of hope. Or one could even go so far as to call it a “bucket list”. I call it my “basket of hope”. Same difference.
Recently I had the misfortune of coming across a “basket thief” – kind of like a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer, except not nearly the positive experience either one of the above can bring. A basket thief doesn’t come to you to whisper in your ear about your hopes and your dreams. They don’t even really care about your hopes and dreams. What they do care about is you putting aside said hopes and dreams in order to help them achieve theirs. Read the rest of this entry »
In the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the titular character declares himself a “child of chance.” He is doomed to a tragic fate, it seems.
But tellingly, the trauma only becomes apparent when it is too late. Then Oedipus realizes that despite his efforts to thwart destiny he has actually run headlong into it. Oedipus finally realizes that it was his lot to live a sad life, and die a terrible death.
Oedipus was a proud man, an overachiever and a potent symbol for modern mankind, who indulges in the folly that we have created our temporary, puny edifices to exist forever; who believe that we have engineered our own destiny. Let’s pause to examine some of Oedipus’s achievements.
He ruled over one of the most powerful city states in ancient Greece and he purged the land of a lethal beast. Oedipus reminds us of all that we can achieve using our wits and determination. Read the rest of this entry »
More and more of my clients are coming to me with questions about money and finances. I find this interesting, because I specialize in relationships, yet I find the answers that are coming forward from their guides to be very similar, whether they were asking about love or money.
Whenever a synchronicity like this appears in my life I know to pay attention, get curious and ask questions, because I know Spirit is teaching me something.
What came forward was extraordinary. I discovered that how we handle money is exactly how we handle our personal energy. It is how we operate in relationships, and it is how we ultimately treat ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of our lives are manifested from a place of lack, and not from a place of intent. This begins the moment we no longer received that loving response to a behavior that was originally considered “cute.” It usually happens around the age of eighteen months to two years. From there on out we come from a place of corrective thinking and process, or as I choose to call it, “poverty thinking.”
As we grow older and start going to school the process continues, not to build on what gifts we use or have, but on what is missing and how to correct what is lacking.
Oh, and by the way, we don’t get to choose that standard either, this is just an observation. Don’t get me wrong, if the standard wasn’t there you would not be able to read or comprehend what I have typed here, so there is validity in a commonality of process to lead to a platform to enhance understanding. Read the rest of this entry »
Determination and athletic ability are symbolized by the archetype of Mars the warrior. He is the motivating force through which we feel compelled to act – nothing can stop him. This trait is perfectly represented in the achievements of endurance swimmer Diana Nyad.
Recently the 64 year old Nyad successfully achieved her lifelong goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida. What an amazing achievement and what a fantastic example of the strength and physical fitness possible at the age of 64!
Michel Gauqelin set out many years ago to disprove the validity of astrology only to become one of its greatest proponents. His work proved that Mars was very prominent in the chart of athletes and this is certainly the case in Nyad’s natal chart. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s my experience that most people are resistant to change. In the extreme I have friends I have known for more than 30 years now, and I could walk into their homes today and know where everything is placed. I could walk in blindfolded and head directly towards the sofa to turn on a lamp. For some of us sameness can be predictable and engender security, and be very comfortable.
However, whether it is small or large, expected or unexpected, the only constant in life is change. The success of changes you make depends upon your beliefs. If the change is sudden, like loss of a loved one, you’ll go through stages of acceptance beginning with denial, anger, lonesomeness, acceptance, and moving on to begin the next stage of life. Read the rest of this entry »