I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. — Confucius
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. — Confucius
Node and South Node)suggests that we all come into this world with some underdeveloped and overdeveloped aspects of our character. The Nodes of the Moon point us to these specific qualities: the South Node suggests our overdeveloped character traits that are easy for us to fall back on, but that may undermine our lives if we hold on to these traits for security; while the North Node suggests the qualities that we need to develop in order to find inner balance.
The North Node and South Node points are directly opposite each other.They are not planetary bodies; rather, they are points that take into account the relationship between the Sun, Moon, and Earth at the time of our birth.
The Nodes of the Moon suggest personal karmic imbalance. Thus, consciously working on these “life lessons” can bring us to increased happiness and fulfillment. If we over-emphasize and fall back on the qualities of our South Node, at the expense of developing our North Node, we may have a difficult time feeling personally successful.
Whether or not we consciously work on these lessons, events in our lives are likely to force us to confront them. In my experience, people often begin to confront and work on their North Node lessons in their thirties, whether or not they are aware of the issues through Astrology. Before this stage of our lives, we may be somewhat blind to our South Node tendencies.
Fear is associated with South Node issues. The South Node position is very often a point of great insecurity. We very much want what is represented by the South Node position, whether that is order in our lives (South Node in Virgo/6th house) or satisfaction in partnerships (South Node in Libra/7th house). However, the only way we can feel successful in these areas is through working on the qualities of the opposite sign (North Node position). We may resist doing this quite fervently, especially in the first 30 years of our lives, partly because we cannot see that letting go of some of our obsessions, and working on the polarity, will bring satisfaction to the South Node areas. Thus, the North Node represents a point of challenge and growth. One feels somewhat awkward and uncertain in the areas represented by the North Node (its sign and house). The North Node can also be considered a point of inflow. We need help with our North Node issues, and we often meet people who will help us confront these issues.
The Sabian symbol I have listed below could not be more pertinent in my life right now. How about yours?
KEYNOTE: Knowledge and skill used in its natural surroundings for the satisfaction of vital basic needs.
This symbol combines, as it were, the implications represented in the two preceding ones. It relates to natural living the human capacity to prepare for the future and to use both physical strength and mental ingenuity. In meeting the hardships inherent in an existence close to nature, strength, efficiency and intelligence are needed, but they are incorporated in a life in which every act can be part of a harmonic and beautiful ritual permeated with deep significance.
This is the third in the sixty-sixth five-fold series of symbols. It refers to the efficient use of natural resources for insuring man’s well-being. Such a use is based on INTELLIGENT FORESIGHT.
Gienah is found in the Swan’s wing. Cygnus the Swan “Cygnus gives a contemplative, dreamy, cultured and adaptable nature. The affections are ill-regulated and unsteady, the talents develop late. There is some love of water and swimming and the arts.” The swan is yet another bird associated with Jupiter. This time it is actually one of his animal disguises. Jupiter took the form of a swan to seduce Leda, Queen of Sparta.
On February 15th we have a New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 27° Aquarius. The eclipse is tightly conjunct Mercury and Juno, is square Jupiter and sextile Uranus. The ruler of the Eclipse, Saturn, is sextile Venus. Venus with Saturn, as well as theasteroid Juno are connected to the principle of devotion.
This is a South Node eclipse – South Node eclipses are about letting go. Both Lunar Nodes are about adjustments, and alignments – if North Node eclipses have a dose of mystery and unknown, South Node eclipses are more literal – the adjustments they require are more obvious. You may have been devoting all your life to a cause, to a dream, to an ideal (Aquarius). The eclipse will expose the current reality of that ideal. You may realize that you are devoted to a lost cause, or at least, your cause and the relationship you have with it needs to go through some changes.
To find out how the Eclipse is going to impact you, check which house of your natal chart Aquarius is in. If you have for example, Scorpio ascendant / Aquarius in the 4th house, you may realize that you have put too much energy and devotion into your family to the point of losing yourself. There are many people who stay in current jobs, relationships, friendships out of devotion, even if they are unhappy. The Solar Eclipse in Aquarius will challenge your relationship with the concept of devotion. Is it really worth it? Is your devotion unconditional or do you expect something in return? Venus sextile Saturn will give you the pragmatism to make the necessary changes.
The Aquarian themes just mentioned are reemphasized by Uranus’ tight sextile to the Sun and Moon. The luminaries’ conjunctions to Venus, Juno and Mercury put a strong focus on relationships. Venus rules relationships, Juno stands for committed partnerships, and Mercury represents communication. All this suggests that you take an innovative approach so that you can communicate more effectively with those you’re close to.
4. Direct your energy. Focus your mental and emotional energy on healing. Visualize the body as completely healthy (not ‘being healed’ or ‘healing’ which is the process, not the end result). Also avoid giving thought to the existing condition because ‘what you think about, comes about’.Visualize the end result you want – perfect health in every aspect of the word!Use the visualization techniques described above to specifically direct the healing energy.
5. Allow. Allow the healing to work. Don’t second-guess, don’t doubt. Set your intention to heal, use visualization and emotional power of thoughts, and kick back and let your body do its thing!
Intuitive healing works because of the mind-body connection. Interestingly, there is really no such ‘connection’ because that would imply that the mind and body are separate. They’re not! They are aspects of the same thing, just as you cannot separate a side of a piece of paper from the material it’s made of.
With Chakra healing!
Everyone has seven energetic centers of their body called chakras and chakra healing is one of the best ways to work with this system. Each of these chakras corresponds both to an aspect of your spirit and to an aspect of your body. For example, your heart chakra corresponds to both your physical heart as well as the spiritual qualities of love and compassion.
While there are physical cures that chakra healing specialists can prescribe, they are also likely to have their patient attempt to heal the spiritual correspondences to their illness as well. In the above example they would likely have their patient work at healing their relationships, on learning to accept and give love, and to act compassionately and passionately in the world. They understand that these actions have energetic and spiritual components to them that will heal and strengthen the physical heart by unblocking their heart chakra.
This is only one small example of how chakra healing can work. Overall it is a complex system that provides a deep and thorough understanding of how to diagnose and treat illness. It understands that nothing happens in isolation and that the human being is a many-layered creature, and that the visible causes of illness and discord are never the true roots of the problem.
While much of modern medicine is totally concerned with the physical, material body and considers all illness and health problems to come from physical sources, the chakra system understands that illness is caused by a complex interplay between mind, body and spirit– and that the only real way to heal is to address each of these aspects of the person. Because of this understanding, it should come as no surprise that there are powerful systems of chakra healing out there that you can use to fully heal and balance yourself.
Herkimer Diamonds emanate the brightest crystal Light, purifying one’s energy field and attuning to the Divine. They carry the grace of a constant, almost subliminal connection to higher spiritual domains, even to the point of drawing angels to its pure etheric radiance. [Simmons, 196] Herkimers have also been credited with enticing fairies.
Because of their high vibrational frequency, Herkimer Diamonds may stimulate clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, and may assist in prescience or telepathic communication. [Melody, 319] They are extremely useful for vivid dreams and dream recall, and may be used to recover past life information. [Eason, 136][Hall, 142]
Herkimers are powerful tools for astral travel, dimensional shifting and other explorations into expanded reality. Grids with large Herkimer Diamonds are used to create dimensional doorways, their internal structure making them ideal for both sending and receiving energy. They provide power and assistance when establishing vortices for Earth healing or sacred space, and are suitable for electrical or magnetic vortex grids. [Ahsian, 197]
Because of its powerful otherworldly energies, Herkimer is not a stone for children or animals. Carrying Herkimer or wearing as jewelry for prolonged periods may cause disorientation in some individuals. [Eason, 136]
Herkimer Diamond, with its pure, crystal light, clears the chakras, opening channels for spiritual energy to flow. It stimulates conscious attunement to the highest level, and is particularly helpful in activating and opening the Crown and Third Eye Chakras.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.
The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.
Enhydro (water-included) Herkimers are special crystals that stimulate the Heart Chakra. Located near the center of the breastbone, the Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world, and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Herkimer crystal energy resolves blockages and re-balances the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Because of its ability to enhance the properties of other crystals, Herkimer Diamond works well with nearly any other stone to stimulate and re-balance chakra energies.
When our lower chakras are balanced harmoniously they influence many areas, especially creativity, relationships and intimacy. Both your Sacral and Root Chakras deal with sexuality and relationships, each having a distinct purpose in these matters. For this article we will focus primarily on the 2nd chakra’s influence with all things intimate and personal.
What can chakras tell you about your sexual life? They show that when you are struggling with sluggish energy, lack of desire, or a low libido your chakras may be out of line. Or, when sex brings two partners together, this is the work of healthy lower chakras uniting. Did you know that when you are snuggling with a partner, it’s not just the warmth and feel of skin which is so appealing? We are also experiencing our subtle energies flowing, while both male and female chakras are spinning together. Interesting to know, is that both male and female chakras spin in different directions. While making love a couple mix their chakra energy, creating a beautiful aura around them!
The 2rd or Sacral Chakras is the primary center of sexuality and your energy storage center. It is from here all available energy flows along the spine, through the higher chakras to your brain, keeping you feeling young, vibrant and alive. This chakra begins to develop around the age of 8 and becomes active during puberty. During this time your imagination develops (sexy thoughts), hormones and sex organs take front and center stage, and the opposite sex becomes increasingly appealing (for most). Hubba Hubba…
Your sacral chakra is a pleasure center which deserves to be kept healthy, happy, sensitive and supple. In return you will reap a multitude of benefits. A lack of pleasure manifests in bad moods, depression, insensitivity, and a diminished sex drive, among many other things…
However, when this chakra is running at full speed you will feel playful, creative, and uninhibited with a healthy sexual appetite. Your partner may notice the increase in desire and want to reciprocate. (Sign me up for that program!!!) This is the chakra of shared sexual experiences and powerful sensations. Here you can bring your intimate life alive with pleasure, gratification and imagination!
For the ladies… You deserve pleasure!
Your female sex organs are located in the sacral chakra region. Here you can create the intimate life you have always desired. Keeping this sacred area healthy, balanced and connected is vital, as this is where women access the divine feminine and deeply emotional lovemaking. Want to unlock the door to new sensations and powerful orgasms? Giving your sacral chakra some love is crucial to your experience of pleasure. Just know that awakening the sacral chakra can affect the sex drive dramatically, this surge of sexuality may feel overwhelming at first but will stabilize and normalize with time. With this knowledge, enjoy the burst of extra pleasure!!!
When your sacral chakra is in perfect harmony you may find yourself…
Singing in the shower
Moving your hips to the rhythm – maybe it’s your favorite song or your partners passion!
Finding your lover more appealing
Manifesting dreams and desires