Sunday inspiration

I haven’t posted anything inspirational for awhile, and in light of the drama unfolding in Japan I thought perhaps today would be a good day to do so.

This morning I used music by Douglas Spotted Eagle in my yoga practice and it reminded me of the tragedies that form the underpinning of the (mostly) comfortable life we have in the United States today.  Yet the Native American people possessed such natural wisdom and grace, despite the decimation of their population.

In their honor, I offer you  wisdom from Chief White Eagle of the Ponca tribe who died in 1914.

When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
— as it surely will.
Then act with courage.

Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800’s to 1914)








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By |2011-03-13T09:34:36-04:00March 13th, 2011|Inspiration|1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers!

Thanksgiving astrologyThanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday – perhaps due to the combination of the Sun in Cancer with the Sagittarius ascendant in the US chart.  The Cancerian Sun is focused on food and the nurturing of the People, and because the US Sun falls in the Seventh House of partnerships there is a sense of sharing that nurturing with others with whom we are allied.  The Sag ascendant is bountiful and optimistic that in sharing a big (Sagittarian) feast (Cancer) it will open the door to more abundance in years to come.

One of my readers reminds me that the US is not the only country in the world to set aside a day for Thanksgiving but it is one of only four nations to do so.   The power of gratitude is widely recognized as both a balm for healing and a tool for expanding the abundance in our lives.

Today we have an interesting astrological correlation for the Thanksgiving holiday in that the Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon is in Cancer, repeating but in reverse the solilunar aspects in the US chart.

We all know that the fairy tale of the original Thanksgiving in which the settlers and the native American people share a meal together loses its meaning when we think of the horrors that followed for several hundred years, but the essence of the holiday goes, I think, beyond a celebration of that myth of turkey and potatoes.  On this day there is a focus throughout the nation on the things that we are thankful for, and that is something that we all benefit from.

So on this day I invite all of my readers, no matter what country you hail […]

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By |2010-11-25T15:42:59-04:00November 25th, 2010|Inspiration|2 Comments

Climbing mountains: Musings on manifestation

One of my quarterly clients was very excited to begin the new year back in January. The astrological forecast looked great, with lots of positive transits of Jupiter and Uranus, and very little difficulty. Over the year she has reported a personal expansion, with a greater ability to define and develop herself in her relationships and in the rest of her life. Still, she has been disappointed in the business side of things this year. Although we worked on Visioncrafting in the January session to manifest certain things this year, she had not religiously followed the program, and she was disappointed that her financial picture was down from the previous year.

Most of us are familiar with the hard work that comes from challenging planetary cycles that force us to let go of aspects of our life that aren’t working, or cause us emotional and sometimes physical pain. We look forward to times of harmonious transits as being periods in which we can just relax and good things will come to us. This is certainly true, because harmonious transits (especially of Jupiter and Uranus, the two planets that seek liberation and expansion) will open doors for us. But unless we are clear in our intention, our higher self will generally guide us to an inner liberation rather than automatically improve the financials of our business.

In the case of my client, she works in an industry that has been hard hit this year by the financial downturn but she and I expected that the positive transits would carry her through with more ease and grace than she has experienced this year. But I am convinced that Jupiter can take us only so far, and that while it will […]

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By |2018-06-11T12:18:39-04:00November 6th, 2010|Inspiration, Visioncrafting|2 Comments

Sunday Inspiration

Tony Howell

I will love the sun
for it warms my bones
Yet I will love the rain
for it cleanses my spirit
I will love the light
for it shows me the way
Yet I will love the darkness
for it shows me the stars

–Og Mandino

photography and poetry selection by Tony Howell

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By |2010-05-16T08:47:08-04:00May 16th, 2010|Inspiration|Comments Off on Sunday Inspiration