I have been reading a book The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain: Limitless You by Lee Gerdes. I have not finished it, as I am queen of the multi-task: I am working, writing, listening to astrology metaphysical shows while I clean, and reading several books all at once. Usually every book is worth at least one gem, if you’re lucky you get a Fleetwood Mac Rumors.
This book reminded me of one of my therapy sessions. Jane, (wonderful lady !) my therapist, encouraged me to journal my experiences. I would have none of that – I lived it once, why on Earth would I want to document the ugly hell ? Now some of you may find journaling helpful to process it, whatever works for you to help you feel better.
This is how I see it… ( and what the book above reinforced )
Imagine the trail of your thoughts – do you always go the same route – are you depressed or angry or disappointed in yourself ?
How many times a day do you think (or worse, yet – say aloud) you are stupid, worthless or a failure ?
fyi: My chart ruler is Saturn (restriction) going backwards (Rx) and in it’s fall (in Aries), so I am very familiar with this scenario.
I have Sun (ego, spirit) conjunct Uranus/ Pluto (mistakes, constant ego hits) right up near the midheaven in Virgo where everyone, and I do mean everyone can see it. In Virgo no less, the sign that craves perfection, sigh. Mistakes horrify me, I am familiar with the feeling of failure, but I do not give up. Ever. I RISE UP. Folks, meet the curse/blessing of Plutonian power.
Basically, when these negative thoughts are roads travelled over and over and over again, they are like ley lines in your brain, places you give your attention to – they gain power through repeated reinforcement. Choose carefully what you think and say to yourself in your mind’s eye. To what end will you direct your infinite power, your life force, your chi ? Be Mindful.
Here is your immediate help. ~> Train your thoughts.
When a negative thought pops up – recognize it – and replace it with a good one. If you feel your mind twirling in the quiet moments, start with the letter A and go through the entire alphabet choosing a positive word to describe yourself for each letter.
Then do it AGAIN.
It works, trust me.
Calm the monkey mind – pick birds, or artists or songs, star clusters, whatever ! - for each letter – just stay positive, okay…?!
The Four Noble Truths lead to the Eight-fold Path.
Do you have fixed squares in your natal chart ? Squares represent inner conflict. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius – fixed is just what it sounds like – immovable, stuck, rooted. Any squares in these signs indicate deeply ingrained patterns that have become fixed over several lifetimes.
Fixed squares are self-will given free rein.
Co-operation and the ability to work harmoniously with others must be cultivated or the body will be the end terminal for difficulties. The inner conflict on the mental plane will manifest outwardly and cause illness in the physical body.
I speak from personal experience, I was mentally and physically sick for a very long time until I finally got a clue. I have fixed squares from Leo on the 8th to Scorpio on the 11th, both are fixed signs rooted in fixed houses.
When you vibrate to the highest level of energy mentally, you will manifest and attract magnetically the highest vibrations physically as well. You will attract people and situations that are in synchronization with what you are vibrating personally.
What follows is a quickie planetary energy guide :
High <-> Low
Sun: generosity, hope——————-pride, conceit
Moon: sensitivity, caring—————fickle, weakness
Mercury: ideas, learning—————-gossipy, worry
Venus: love, art, beauty——————vanity, laziness, vulgarity
Mars: energetic, enthusiasm————aggravate, lust, anger
Jupiter: faith, optimism—————-overconfidence, extravagance
Saturn: self-discipline, faithfulness—-pessimism, severity
Uranus: individuality, curious———-unreliable, desertion
Neptune: inspiration, spirituality——–deception, illusion, delusion
Pluto: inner power, rebirth—————-obsession, helplessness
From every power that holds the world in chains, man frees himself when self-control he gains.
Venus (love) is coming to conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer) and it took me what seemed like forever to heal myself, but I did. Now, hopefully, I can help heal you as well. If you want your natal chart, follow the link on the right – astrodienst – and enter your birth information, if you get lost or have questions, comments are welcome.