July 14th, 2012
Most people are familiar with their Sun sign but did you also know that you have a Moon sign? This is the sign that the moon was in at your moment of birth. As it takes the moon 28 days to travel through all of the zodiac signs knowing your moon sign can give you a richer interpretation of your actual sun sign and a better understanding of those you know or wish to get to know.
The sun in your chart shows your masculine side whereas the moon shows your feminine side. If you don’t think you fit your sun sign then take a look at where your moon is and you may be in for a big surprise. As well as showing how you tend to process your feelings and handle your emotions it can also give you new insights into how your partner does this also. Quite a handy bit of information to know especially if you have been interacting under the illusion that they are only their sun sign!
You may also have noticed that you are always drawn to the same sign in a partner and yet do not know why. Chances are you have your moon in that sign or in favourable aspects to that sign. There are many other facets that come into a birth chart for interpretation but knowing where your moon is can be a big start to understanding your emotional makeup and also of those around you. If you read that certain signs do not get on and think you couldn’t possibly take things forward with the object of your desires then think again…. look at their moon sign and you may find you are more than compatible!
To give an example, imagine a typical Aries sun personality. This person would be direct, forthright, a leader and instigator of ideas and please note to all potential partners of an Aries character – Aries likes to do the chasing. They like to do the chasing so much so that once they have “caught” you they may lose interest very quickly so it is in your interest to keep them believing they are doing the chasing for as long as possible. However, if their moon is in a sign such as Pisces then the emotional makeup would dampen down the Aries drive giving a much more laidback type of person who is not showing typical Aries characteristics and you may find yourself doing the chasing and wondering why after you have read so many books on Aries traits that they are not living up to their sun sign.
So next time you are inclined to read your sun sign forecast remember there is a whole other side to you (or him/her) and it’s ruled by the Moon and it can open up a whole new world for both of you!
July 14th, 2012
by Psychic Raven
I feel that we are all on a journey of spiritual growth and personal development, and for that reason, not every psychic is going to be right for every person. I would call myself a ‘bigger picture’ psychic. If we imagine that we are on a road called ‘growth’, at the beginning of that road we ask questions about what lies on the surface. If the reading is relevant to a relationship, we may ask if and when someone will call, if and when they will come back to us. When I am asked these questions the first thing I do is encourage the client to focus less on if someone will come back, and more on why they left. This requires moving a little further down that road, letting go of ‘today’ and examining if you are on the right path to get to your desired destination.
You may ask ‘when will he call?’ and the psychic may say ‘next Tuesday’ and may well be spot on, but that doesn’t solve the issue of why there was a period of silence and why he stopped calling in the first place. So next Tuesday he calls, all is well for a few weeks and then guess what? He backs off AGAIN. You then find yourself calling the psychic again and asking when hes going to call. All the while you are being hurt and emotionally drained and not moving along that path. You get stuck on a hamster wheel you saw on the side of the road!,
Very often people look for a reading to tell them that all will be well and become angry with the psychic if that’s not what they hear, they are resistant to growth and want to remain exactly as they are and have someone still tell them that all will be will and they will get their happy ever after.
Psychics don’t CREATE the future, so don’t get mad if they are not telling you what you wanted to hear! Take it as a opportunity to look at YOUR actions. A good psychic wont just give you bad news, they will tell you how you can change the patterns and cycles that have trapped you and show you that when YOU change the music the whole dance changes! Isnt that FAR more helpful than telling you that someone will call next week? Better to have to the potential to change the direction of the whole journey and not just what happens now.
Always be aware that the most powerful person in your life is YOU. You set the rules and create the boundaries by which others can interact with you. If you are being abused and you are an adult, then the opportunity for growth lies with YOU. When we are afraid of losing someone we care about we stay in often terrible situations. We get readings, and hope that the other person will change, and we want to know WHEN. The sad fact is that as long as you remain with them and ALLOW them to mistreat you then you are GIVING THEM PERMISSION TO DO SO. What incentive do they have to grow and overcome their issues? They can behave as they do and still have you. Not only are you stuck on your own path but you are allowing them to remain stuck on theirs. When you think about it, that isn’t love, its DEPENDENCY.
Now if all of this resonates with you, let me take you to the next level. Lets say you have read this, and understand what you need to do and how your actions have contributed to where you find yourself. That’s wonderful! But the test is this – are you going to do this work because you love yourself, want to put yourself first, and want to change the pattern of all your relationships from now on – OR – are you going to say ‘Wow, Raven that made so much sense to me I am so glad I spoke to you, now tell me, if I do all this, WHEN WILL HE CALL ME? ( Raven bangs head against wall!).
If you remember only one thing you read here, make it this. LOVE YOURSELF FIRST. When you grow, you do it for YOU, not to influence someone elses free will. God doesn’t do ‘deals’ It isnt a case of saying ‘Ok God, Ill do what I need to do to learn this lesson as long as I can have this person at the end of it. NO DEAL.
When you stop enabling someone to treat you as they do, then they are triggered to grow, they can no longer interact with you as things were because YOU are no longer the same person. Your growth becomes the catalyst for theirs, but they always have free will, can avoid growth ( as you once did!) and may not appreciate your new approach. THIS IS NO REASON FOR YOU TO STAY AS YOU ARE!
March 30th, 2012
By definition, intention means “to have a purpose, plan, goal or objective,” “to act consciously,” “to know what you are doing and why.” Without intention, we may find our lives lacking purpose, direction, or meaning. How do we begin to build intention? And how do we go about transforming the negative conversations that we all have with ourselves into positive action? It all starts with self awareness. Read more…
August 28th, 2009
It is true that there are many obstacles to good love during the economic collapse. And it is becoming ever more apparent that things are going to get worse. But we do not know this for certain. And love will never end. It goes on like a flowing river, on and on. Step in one place, and it continues to flow.
If you’ve lost love currently and are having a hard time finding new love, be well with yourself. Understand that these things take time and there are no absolutes. Love thyself is a good motto, so do yourself a favor and find a local retreat near you to experience a new taste in your life. Try a class in yoga, or start a new hobby. Start a new career. There are numerous things you can do to really overcome the problems in your life.
Remain stable in yourself and know that things will get better. Things are as they are now for a special reason. So many times I get clients who can’t understand why their life is the way it is now, and I often remind them of potential reasons. Really, our lives all have meaning and we remain here for special necessity. So be well in knowing this.
If you are still having trouble seeing through the difficult times, feel free to drop me a note and we’ll work through it together. Or try contacting me when I’m online!
August 7th, 2009
by Readings by Annabelle
There seems to be a growing obsession with this game, as though each and every psychic is completely incapable of assisting clients unless their abilities have been test driven by the client.
There’s many ways it has happened to me in sessions, either the client simply wants to abuse the connect before hiring policy I have by extending it far beyond the verification I give them, or they quite bluntly tell me they need me to connect first, or even worse, tell me they’d like to test me first.
I find it ironic because in each and every session I do I am being tested, everyday. Not to mention the fact that I’ve been tested by three different psychic certification agencies, all who have told me I have strong capabilities. Then there’s also the years of experience behind me, the close to 4000 ratings and of course the education in Metaphysics.
I can’t say that the game is fair, and this is for a good reason. It’s the fact that any other professional is trusted based on their qualifications hanging on the wall. You don’t go to a doctor and decide you need to test them before they help you heal, nor do you do it to the dentist, the psychologist, the plumber, the technician or even the mechanic! You’re more likely to be turned down than helped in the long run.
It’s just plain rude to take advantage of anyone that is offering their time, their expertise, their insight, and their guidance. It’s hard enough to find someone in this world that is willing to help someone out, willing to listen, willing to be there. The least one can do is be grateful for it and give something in return for that person’s generosity.
I personally value my gifts and my ability to help others with it. I live by the philosophy of Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki. In his biography he explains that when he originally founded the healing energies, he went straight to those in the most dire need, healing them and helping them to improve their lives by working, instead of begging. He found that through the healing work he did, these people were able to improve their lives. Dr. Usui moved on to others that needed healing because so many were in need.
However, months, sometimes even weeks later, the same people were back in the gutter, living the same life they had been freed from. Dr. Usui learned the lesson that anything that does not have a value to it, is not valued. These people did not have to work for their freedom, they didn’t need to pay for it, and so living a free life was no more to them than a free lunch.
The philosophy that developed was the understanding that when anything is given, an exchange must occur. Both parties must benefit from the exchange. Sometimes this came across as trade, but most commonly it became monetary exchange for services. The bottom line however is that any services, or goods that are not valued enough by the owner to have a price tag attached them, will not be valued at all by any others that take advantage of those services or goods. Basically, anything free is worthless to everyone, whether owner or receiver.
Unfortunately in today’s world, greed has taken many people over. Since the world went into a recession, people have become monsters, believing that all companies should have a sale on, that the government should magically fix the problem and make everyone wealthy. People are brainwashed by the belief that they deserve to have a few free handouts. The only result is that they’ve lost respect for the world around them. There is no longer a balance of giving and receiving. Instead of being part of the solution, they are adding to the problem.
In my world, that obsession comes across as the test the psychic game. The game where all the answers come free without hire, and the client leaves with a hollow satisfaction that will only add to their misery in the long run.
The simple truth of it is that we’re all a victim of the same problem. The fault doesn’t fall on the doctor, the dentist, or the mechanic, it falls on every one of us. The only way to restore the balance is to restore the sanctity of giving and receiving. Giving to others what we can, in order to receive that which we need. By doing so, we restore our respect in the world, we make another person’s day brighter, and we get that much closer to the glory days we were so used to living in.
Truly there is no need for the game, who I am hasn’t been changed by the unfortunate state of the world. I’m still here to help people realize that the happiness they long for, can be found in time with hard work, dedication and patience. Similarly, as I have not changed, neither has my integrity or my beliefs. I still believe that anything that is not valued is worthless, and I still believe that what I offer is very valuable.
I’d like to invite you to take a closer look at your actions this month, and see for yourself how many times you think of giving something to someone, versus receiving. You may be surprised by yourself, and you may realize that it’s time to find the balance again.
August 7th, 2009
by Readings by Annabelle
Lets face it, being happy is something we all strive for daily. At the core of everything we do lies the desire for happiness. Some of us eat to feel happy others diet, some of us spend money or save money, some of us work-out, some of us sleep and a lot of us look to our friends, families and partners to make us happy… whatever it is we do, we do it because we think it will bring us more happiness, more peace. Most of us look to external ways to bring IN the happiness rather than look within to bring the happiness OUT.
Think about what you say to yourself… Things like “I’ll be happy when I get that job, that relationship, more money, some time off…” The list goes on. The problem is once we get those things the happiness eventually wears off and we’re on to looking to something else to bring us that happiness again. So what do we do? The first step is to understand that we re at the center of our happiness. Happiness doesn’t come from things or situations or other people. Our happiness comes from within and attracts the things we desire. It is an internal realization that we are responsible for how we feel. Our feelings are the only way we can experience happiness or sadness if that is what is chosen, but the point is that it is up to each of us individually how we feel inside. No one can tell you how to feel. Sure, they can say it or even do something that triggers a feeling, but ultimately we get to choose our own feelings. Even if someone says something that is unkind or rude, it is still our choice how we feel inside, we are responsible for what goes on inside our own hearts and minds. When we grasp that one simple concept, we become more in tune with ourselves and more able to take responsibility for what we choose to experience in our lives. Taking responsibility for your thoughts and feelings is a major step to improving your capacity for happiness.
July 14th, 2009
by Azzrian Visions
Destiny and fate are basically the same thing. It is what is “supposed” to be or is pre-determined to happen. But please bear in mind – we are sent to this earth with all the tools to find our destiny but that is not a guarantee we will find it! We also are given free will, the power and right to choose. Now don’t go thinking that if we miss our destiny that we made wrong choices! No choice is ever “wrong” as with each choice we make, even ones that seem bad, we learn so very much! And perhaps our DESTINY is to NOT fulfill our destiny! Yes I know that sounds crazy! But at times we have to fail to succeed! Think about your past. I am sure that at some point everyone has made a choice that later you looked back at and wondered what the heck you were thinking! But if you really examine that choice which you may view as a mistake, there were positives along the way! A broken marriage, even a bad one can lead to wonderful children, or experiences that you never would have had therefor never have grown from.
No choice is wrong, free will is a precious gift and we have to utilize that before we worry about what our DESTINY or our FATE is “supposed” to be!
Yes there is such thing as Destiny and Fate – be them one and the same – use the word you prefer, but it is the getting there that matters! Without free will and power of choice (one and the same) our lives would be so dull we would not even want to live them. We would know all is pre-determined and nothing we chose matters.
Our Destiny is something we strive to achieve. Be that to be with a certain someone, to be a famous artist or to be a great parent. We all have a destiny. Most of us never tap into our own. That is sad but common. Many of us do but it is not easy to achieve! If it were then there would be no real lessons therefor our souls not enriched and we would not be able to pass onto the next stage of our soul lives.
So why then does it seem some people such as the rich and famous or people like Paris Hilton do so well so easily? Really? Seriously? Look at some of those people! Most of them are very troubled and riddled with problems from addiction to simply being hated as much as loved! I would not wish that life on anyone! They are still learning their lessons and believe it or not have NOT reached their real destiny. They just knew the right people or had a talent – simple as that!
When you go about your life, using your free will, you are nearer and nearer to your destiny with each and every choice you make. Yes at times your choices will take you off on a tributary away from your destiny but your main path is always there for you to jump back on and it is up to you to see that you drifted off of your path and to make a change. Sometimes it is up to another person when soul mates are involved but it is up to you to acknowledge that you can not master anyone’s path but your own and work through that and stay steady on your own course.
July 14th, 2009
by Ms. Laura
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” -Stephen Covey
Managing our time requires tough choices. That means that sometimes we may have to say NO to important activities in order to attend to even more important activities that will enable us to accomplish higher priorities.
When we embark on a journey and we aren’t sure how to get there, we typically jot down travel directions. So why are we so resistant to jotting down personal or professional goals or choices that would provide a road map – or at least a compass — for our lives?
I work with a lot of small business owners and professionals including coaches, consultants, doctors, lawyers, and CPAs. For those in the service industry, time IS money. To be profitable in their work, they must learn to limit their investment of time if there will be a limited return on that investment.
Of course, money is just one way to measure the returns. A “return on investment” of time may also yield an emotionally healthy and well-adjusted child, a deeply satisfying marriage, or a beautiful garden. The key is to get clear about what’s most important to you, and then march forth!
Several years ago I was talking with someone at a business luncheon, and at the end of our conversation he wished me a happy March Forth. I considered this to be a bit odd at the time, but I didn’t give it much more thought. A couple days later — on March 4th — I received a homemade card from him. The cover of the card contained a picture of a beautiful waterfall. The inside of the card read, “Thunderous and powerful, yet oh so beautiful! May your power within thunder out, as you march forth and realize all your dreams. Happy March Fourth .” It wasn’t until I received his card that I caught the literary ploy.
Today, as I think about those words – march forth! – I also think about something , Harold Taylor, says: “Major projects will never be finished if they are never started. The key to getting things done is to get things started. Pick a date and time and stick to it.” In other words, march forth!
Author and coach, Cheryl Richardson, shares a technique that has made an enormous difference in both the success of her company and the quality of her life. Here’s the technique:
In the morning when you start your workday, begin with the following question: What action do I most want to avoid doing today?
Once you have an answer to that question, do these two things:
1. Identify the cause of your resistance. For example, does the task feel too tedious or difficult to complete? Is it related to a goal that no longer serves you? Or, are you simply afraid?
2. If you are convinced that a task is, in fact, important, take this action right away.
I’ve always subscribed to the idea of tackling the most important tasks first. Cheryl Richardson’s approach has a slight twist to it. Instead of asking what is most important, she suggests that we ask ourselves what we most want to avoid. By looking at what you most want to avoid, it will challenge you to consider whether or not the items on your “to-do” list are truly designed to move you toward an important goal. It will also keep you focused on the actions you really need to take rather than all the “busy work” you may otherwise get caught up in when trying to avoid something that feels uncomfortable or risky. If you determine that the task is indeed important, by doing it first you accelerate your progress.
Many of us procrastinate around the things that matter most because of the anxiety they cause. Using this method requires some vulnerability on your part. There will be, on occasion, times where you are disappointed with the outcome. But would you rather waste time doing things that don’t matter, or are you willing to take a risk! Cheryl Richardson reminds us of this: “Since there’s a good chance that you’ll live through disappointment or rejection, why not face your fears head on? You have far more to gain than you ‘think’ you have to lose!”
Putting first things first, what’s the next action you will take to help you march forth?