TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – A wonderfully touching article about the Scorpio new moon by Simone Butler. If you’re an animal lover, be sure to check out the video link at the end of the story,…but I’m warning you, have some hankies ready. :-)
SCORPIO NEW MOON: The Shadow and the Psychopomp
Baxter the therapy dog was a bridge to the next world – a psychopomp who
lovingly eased others across the veil. (Meaning “guide of souls” in Greek, a
psychopomp is a being, whether shaman, angel or animal, that provides safe
passage to deceased souls.)
Looking more like a teddy bear than a dog, the scruffy chow mix made his
rounds at San Diego Hospice until his death in 2009 at 19. Baxter could no
longer walk due to arthritis, but that didn’t stop him or his owner, Melissa
Joseph, from bringing his special magic to the terminally ill. Joseph merely
hauled the dog around in his red cart and lifted him onto patients’ beds to
Abused as a puppy and beset with ailments, two-year-old Baxter was about to
be euthanized when dog-lover Joseph got wind of his predicament and rescued him.
At first, the dog was terrified of loud noises and cowered whenever he saw a
broom. But after years of tender care, Baxter became patient, reliable,
courageous – and exquisitely sensitive to others’ suffering.
At 14, he was certified as a therapy dog. “Baxter is a natural,” said Joseph.
“He didn’t have to be professionally trained. His heart starts at the tip of his
head and goes all the way to his tail.”
Nicknamed Dr. Love by the hospice staff, Baxter made an impact on people of
all backgrounds and ages – even those who no one else could reach. Soon after
cuddling with Baxter and receiving his ministrations, many patients would cross
Those who knew Baxter believe it was his own ailments that made him such a
powerful companion to others in pain. As in the shamanic tradition, his
wounds had turned him into a healer.
The psychopomp is a Scorpionic figure. Scorpio rules the Underworld—the realm
of death as well as the subconscious mind. This is the Shadow-dwelling place of
all we have repressed, from our greatest talents and desires to our worst fears
and faults. When the Sun traverses the shadowy terrain of Scorpio (Oct. 23 thru
Nov. 21), it illuminates both good and bad. We recognize our Shadow and have the
chance to break its death grip on our spirit—facing our darkness while embracing
our blessings and brilliance.
The October 26 Scorpio New Moon (12:56 p.m. PDT) falls close
to Samhain (the Oct. 31 Celtic New Year) and Mexico’s Day of the Dead (Nov. 1).
In many cultures, this period is seen as a time when the ancestors return to
walk the earth and commune with the living. The New Moon also occurs two days
before the end of the Mayan Calendar (Oct. 28 according to some calculations;
others say Dec. 21, 2012). The end date, no matter when it falls, is said to
coincide with a consciousness shift from duality to unity. To make this shift
requires that we learn to live from our hearts and feel our connection to all
The Scorpio New Moon opens a portal to experiencing both pleasure and pain.
The Sun and Moon oppose Jupiter the seeker, exactly trine Pluto, god of death
and rebirth (Scorpio’s ruling planet). With Mercury and Venus also joined in
Scorpio, it’s an unparalleled time to solve long-standing problems, find answers
to riddles, heal old wounds and probe beneath the surface to find life’s deeper
Wherever Scorpio falls in your chart shows where you have suffered
deeply. This suffering has made you raw and vulnerable, and therefore
more capable of loving—if you can get past the fear of being hurt again.
Sometimes we need a psychopomp like Baxter to help us make that leap to trusting
once more. So, at this New Moon, call on a beloved person or pet—in this world
or the next—to help you let go of suffering and open to new life.
For inspiration, watch this short video of Baxter snuggling up to death and making
everyone come alive. As “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan noted, “Baxter’s
inspirational story reminds us how animals can teach us to live fully in each
moment, even if that moment may be our last.”
Click here for an Astro Feng Shui ritual to bury the past and open to Scorpio’s
© 2011 Simone Butler All rights reserved
And here’s the new moon update from Astrograph.com…
The Scorpio New Moon takes place in the mid-afternoon of Wednesday, the 26th. This latest in the recent series of powerful late month New Moons has in common with all the rest that it stimulates the Uranus–Pluto that is characteristic of these revolutionary times and that is due to make its first exact completion by June. This square is waning slightly over these next few months, but it still packs plenty of punch – as testified by world events including the Occupy Wall Street movement. The New Moon, at 3 plus degrees of Scorpio, sextiles Pluto and makes an inconjunct aspect to Uranus, as their settles down to a more sedate 4 degrees off of exact. Meanwhile Jupiter, retrograde in Taurus and with the New Moon closely opposed in Scorpio, makes an exact trine to Pluto, highlighting in a more peaceful way the transformational quality of these times. Thus the beat for change continues both in our own lives and within the collective that surrounds us. We might expect to see some further resolution as well as strengthening of the basic underlying theme of conflict and resolution of that conflict in concerted action for change, with perhaps also a generally happier trend in the mass societal metamorphosis that we are all to some extent a part of.
In this dynamic New Moon configuration, also, Mercury is in close parallel to Pluto, and is also now in conjunction with Venus, which remains true throughout most of the following month. Mercury with Pluto and with Venus reminds us that we can use the powers of the mind for connection as well as for mental gymnastics that have a tendency toward separation, and in addition to colder logic, for philosophically arrived-at closeness with others. As Ben Franklin put it so well, many years ago during the difficult days of a very different American revolution: ”We must all hang together now, or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”
Since the Sun is also parallel to Neptune, the three outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all powerful factors at the time of this New Moon. We are caught in the tides of change, and idealistic imagination is one key to working our way out of it. Another is simply to go with the flow; to recognize, in other words, that our best interest lies in seeing the evolutionary path that the society and as well our individual lives are taking, and to go that direction. There’s no time like the present for seizing the opportunity presented to us for positive change, and at this critical juncture there is also no reward for stalling the wheels of progress.
# 2 – A key lesson from Guy Finley titled Wake Up and Stop Wasting Your Life with Useless Worry…
KEY LESSON: There is no greater waste of one’s time than worrying over what someone else may or may not feel about you.
WE ARE NOT ALONE.
No natural need can exist without that which has been created to directly answer it. For instance, a creature couldn’t thirst for water if water didn’t preexist its need to drink. This feeling of attraction that we have — whether to take a drink of water or connect with the world above us — is proof of the existence of two parties. First, is the part of us that feels this draw, and then there is by necessity something acting upon us to create the longing itself. As paradoxical as it may seem, if we are moved to seek the Divine, it’s because the Divine is calling us! Let’s pause here to see how this celestial need expresses itself through some simple examples that are common to all of us: Where does our longing for someone to love originate? Is it not with the awakening of an internal force urging us to explore and experience the deepest parts of ourselves? When we say — or feel toward another — “You complete me,” what we’re really saying is something like “Through you I’ve realized parts of myself I wouldn’t have known even existed; you have helped introduce me to who I really am.”
Perhaps we’ve a yearning to learn how to paint, write poetry, climb a mountain, or become a chef. We are drawn to that pursuit — whatever its nature — for much the same reason we search for a lover. Something in us knows that it is only through this relationship that we will be introduced to — awakened to — our own higher possibilities.
C. S. Lewis, the great author, essayist, and Christian apologist, supports this important finding:
All the things that have ever deeply possessed your soul have been but hints of it — tantalizing glimpses, promises never quite fulfilled, echoes that died away just as they caught your ear. But if IT should really become manifest –if there ever came an echo that did not die away but swelled into the sound itself — you would know it. Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say, “Here at last is the thing I was made for.” We cannot tell each other about it. It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want, the thing we desired before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we shall still desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work. —The Problem of Pain
The need for whatever it may be that we’re drawn to is the yet to be realized presence within us of that very thing to which we are drawn. This means that no matter how distant seems our guiding star, or how isolated we may feel in our journey towards its light, these higher truths we’re learning would have us know otherwise; we are not alone….
(This article is excerpted from The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred (pages 5-6) To receive a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, click here.)
# 3 – The Masters Gathering 2012 series, with host Harrison Klein, started on Oct 24th and promises to be a truly transformational event. Sign up here for free and gain access to interviews with Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Sue Morter, Rikka Zimmerman, James Twyman and many more. There’s also some nice bonuses, especially the free download of Rikka Zimmerman’s mp3 about money, wealth and abundance. The sound quality isn’t good at times, due to phone issues, but the information and clearing processes are life-changing. :-)
# 4 – Here’s a link to the free download of the wonderful The Rapture by Joao Cota-Robles, as channeled through Frederic Delarue….
“The frequency of this Celestial Music communicates with the Divine Intelligence of the body at a cellular level raising the consciousness of each cell. As the music soothes and comforts the cells, the body’s natural ability to heal itself is enhanced.
This sacred music is compatible and works in harmony with every healing modality or medical
treatment a person may choose to experience. The music resonates with an additional
blessing for everyone who is dealing with any form of cancer.
This music is a gift from On High and it is never to be bought or sold. Please share this information with everyone you feel would benefit from this sacred gift of Celestial Music.”
For a 15 min. video excerpt of the music, go to:
#5 – And don’t forget that tonight Rudy Hunter (www.rudyhunter.com) is having one of his free healing calls. You can check past blog posts for more on Rudy.
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