Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You are defined by who you are not by what you have

The defining moment for the life you desire quickly arrives when you accept the fact that you have no attachments for a desired outcome. That's right. Roll your spiritual dice and gladly embrace life moment by moment. On the quest for enlightenment it is easy to become a spiritual junkie looking for quick fixes and instantaneous healing, We scan the computer looking for self-help videos,astrological predictions, the turn of a tarot card, and incense, oils, and brews that offer a temporary high filled with promise and hope yet many of us fail to do the follow through work. The work begins by liberating yourself from your ego.

      Your ego will focus on attachments to things and always provides you with a constant craving for more and more. The insatiable high of defining yourself by what you have instead of who you are as a person. When one is spiritually enlightened, there is a constant appreciation for life just as it is. It doesn't matter if the ego is getting what it wants or does not want anymore because the illusion of the material world has been busted. When you understand that every desire also has a flip side that requires maintenance we are held to a new responsibility that puts us to the test of being able to do the necessary work because every time we get something we want we will always get something we don't want for instance: the new car that comes with the payment book which means that we have to keep a cash flow coming in to pay for all of the incidentals that we may have overlooked; the big house that also has the big utility bills; the relationships that test our security and self-worth every time there is an argument-you get it. Enlightenment comes when we realize that we have to stop being so pushy, forceful, and manipulative, by imposing our will on every situation and just allow the Universe to let things flow our way. 

      It's OK to be happy for the abundance that you draw into your life but enjoy it without attachment or expectations. The material world is very fleeting. Simply practice being grateful for whatever is in your life right now, this very moment and enjoy it even if it is the peace and quiet of doing nothing at all. This alone will instigate a dynamic shift in your consciousness. All of your answers are within you and any outside guidance that you seek is merely to help you gain perspective on the choices that you make. We are only victims of our own decisions.

      Here are a few practices to help you achieve true enlightenment:
  • Identify patterns that seem to bring you problems. Sit with your problems and identify the part YOU played in creating them and don't focus on the other players. Remember your actions were your choices-no victim consciousness allowed.
  • Be silent. Turn off the clatter, computers, and cell phones. Listen to you inner voice that whispers true guidance. All answers are easily attainable from within. Do not doubt yourself.
  • No more manipulation or blame. Drop these practices immediately for they are ego based.
  • Stop focusing on problems and worries because where you put your attention is where you put creative energy into manifesting outcomes that you probably don't want to come about. Become the master of your own story.
  • Get out of your own head. Your mind and emotions can distort your experiences. Practice acceptance because there is a time to let go of certain people and situations. Be grateful for what you learned about yourself through your participation.
  • Do not label or judge by what you experience via your physical senses. Take it up a notch and begin to discern by the energy you feel. It is usually a gut feeling.
  • When you focus on the simple feeling of just being HAPPY you will immediately begin to draw situations into your life that keep that good vibe going. Allow yourself to feel relaxed and content-it's possible even in a material world.
  • Careful with vision boards because you might become attached to only one particular outcome which leaves you shut off from possibly achieving something even better than expected. No attachments or expectations.
To get a handle on how to enjoy your spirit's journey through the material world, embrace your lessons, and reach true enlightenment, read The Book of Transformation:Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos

You are defined by who you are not by what you have.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Who's Afraid of the Number 13, especially if it falls on a Friday?

Since the month of January 2017, is privy to having the infamous Friday the 13th I felt that it would be fitting to take a look at the meaning behind the bad rap given to not only this dreaded date but the number 13 in general.

   In Christian religions Friday  is associated with the Crucifixion of  Jesus Christ and therefore given an ominous meaning. The 12 disciples and Christ formed a group of 13 to share in the Last Supper. Also, let's not forget the French bar-b-que of 1307 when hundreds of Knights Templar were arrested and burnt across France on Friday the 13th of October.

    The symbolism of the number 13 is of great significance in several cultures and religions. In ancient Greece, Zeus was counted as the 13th and most powerful god. The symbolism of 13 especially comes into play in the story of Osiris, the Egyptian god of life, death, and powerful cosmic energy who was murdered by his brother, Typhon, who sliced him into 14 pieces.

     Isis, Osiris’ wife along with his sister, could only find 13 of the 14 body parts (the 14th part being the generative organ), which fell into the Nile and was eaten by a school of fish-OUCH! Maybe they were Lorena Bobbitt fish. This story illustrates that the number 13 is the precursor to completion, a fact which is also borne out by nature itself. 

    There are 13 moons in a calendar year. The moon is associated with the Spiral of Life—birth, death, and rebirth—as she moves through the phases from dark to full and back to dark again.  In numerology the number 13 is the focus of pragmatism and hard work. The 13’s nature is to build a secure foundation for the very future. 

   It was just over the past few hundred years that the superstitions around the number 13 and the day of the week, Friday, were fused together to become kryptonite to any chance of luck that might be tossed our way.

   The number 13 is associated with the Death card in a Tarot Deck. It has been demonized by Hollywood in such movies as the Friday the 13th
franchise and the use of address such as 1313 Mocking Bird Lane in the Munster’s television series.

   Society as a whole buys into the anxiety caused by the number 13.  Some hotels and office buildings go as far as to omit the thirteenth floor of a building. The Chinese cultures freak out over the number four (which in numerology is the reduced sum of 13, 1+3=4) In Chinese the words “four” and “death” sound alike.

   The ill-fated NASA mission, Apollo 13, also had the bad luck of noticing on the evening of April 13th, when they were 200,000 miles from Earth, that there was a low-pressure warning signal on a hydrogen tank in their orbiter, the Odyssey.

  Do people born on Friday the 13th , or the 13th of any month really carry around their own personal cloud full of disasters waiting to happen, or is it just another urban legend similar to if you were to leave a tooth in a cup of coke overnight, only to have it dissolve by morning?

    If you were born on the 13th of the month and also have the double whammy of your actual birth take place on a Friday you probably get the usual response from others saying, “Oh Wow! Aren’t you lucky, as they slowly back away and run for cover before they catch the jinx you supposedly carry in your celestial DNA.

    Let’s hope that you didn’t run into any kids who refused to attend your birthday parties because they seriously suffered from a phobia called "paraskavedekatriaphobia”, which is a fear of Friday the13th.

    Being born on the 13th of any month regardless of whether or not it is a Friday automatically seems to lump you into the formidable group of superstitions such as black cats, walking under ladders, having a bird fly into your house and other anxiety-laden paranoia associated with being dealt an off-suit hand of fate.

   The day of the week, Friday, in itself isn’t so bad.  We all seem to hang for Fridays when the work week is over but pair it up with the 13th of the month it becomes a “Fri-tini,” a Molotov cocktail for calamity. 

   Are there any upsides to being born on Friday the 13th or the 13th of any month? Well, you can always say that you share Friday the 13th birthdays with such celebrities as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen: The twins were born Friday, June 13, 1986. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, famed Seinfeld actress, was born on the infamous date as well (Friday,January 13, 1961.) Let’s not forget the master of the macabre, Alfred Hitchcock, who was born on Friday, August 13, 1899.

   Thirteen is a mystical and magical number in mythology, the occult, and ancient history.  There were Twelve Knights of the Round Table as well as King Arthur himself (12 + 1 = 13).  The 13th Degree in Freemasonry is called the Royal Arch. 

   The American flag has 13 stripes in honor of its first 13 colonies. In Italy, 13 is a lucky number. It is associated with the "Great Goddess," who is responsible for fertility and lunar cycles. Remember, there are really 13 Lunar months. Many Italians believe the number 13 brings prosperity and life, and it is seen as especially lucky when gambling.

    Hey, even modern astrologers are coming to grips with the possibility that Ophiuchus, the serpent wrestler, should be given proper status as the 13th astrological sign for the new millennium.

    Are we guilty of “numerically profiling” people born on Friday the 13th or the 13th of any month?  It really is just another day.  Because of all the media hype whenever a Friday the 13th comes along we buy into the illusion of fear (False, Emotions, Appearing Real).

   Do more misfortunes really happen on Friday the 13th or are we just more aware of any bummer situations because of this infamous date? 

   Our mind is the creator and there is a super strong power to belief.  Because we expect bad things to be associated with the number 13, in essence, we manifest these phenomena.

  The historical origins of the number 13 have a quasi-relationship with science, math, faith, mysticism, and psychology. Fate and freewill will always intermingle with the chaos in our lives. 

  To read more about how numbers speak to us and link into our consciousness read The Book of Transformation Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos 


Friday, December 16, 2016

Chaos: How to ascend through the madness

Chaos offers you an opportunity to sharpen your intuition, advance your psychic development and further your spiritual evolution as you ascend through the madness of everyday life to achieve higher consciousness.

Chaos is the utter confusion, disorder, and lack of organization that befalls all of us at one time or another as we walk the labyrinth of life in search of our center, the place where our body, mind, and spirit converge as one. Any confused disorderly mess may seem to be an abyss of madness but it holds all of the elements for us to develop our ability to experience phenomena such as synchronicity, psychic intuition, and the realization that everything is in Divine order.

   Chaos forces us to intermingle with the unpredictable and power up our natural instincts. We are offered the opportunity to feel the energy of events and conditions and move beyond our judgment based solely on the appearance of matter. We are all here for the purpose of experiencing how our spirit expresses itself in the material world which is the theater for illusion. We all possess psychic abilities, and an energy field but very few people know how to work with these special spiritual apps. The mind builds our scenarios, the body experiences the physical sensations, and the spirit absorbs the energy which, in essence, either heightens or lowers our overall vibration. The higher your vibration the easier it is to experience heightened intuition beyond the proclivity of just seeing things as they are instead of feeling the energy of their true meaning. Once you master discerning energy you can find the hidden treasures in chaos.

   Chaos exist in the places you would least expect. It is not limited to civil unrest and mass hysteria. It can be tucked away in a closet packed to the limit with clothes, a junk drawer, piles of papers, and also lurks in fixed judgments and expectations. A group of people can be sitting at the same table having what seems to be good conversation. What you don’t see is the chaos of everyone’s random unspoken thoughts. There is chaos in even what appears to be a nice gathering. Here lays your opportunity to fine-tune discernment, which is the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure to perceive by using your natural gift of intuition. 

   Many of us get too caught up in the drama and chaotic situations of life and we forget how to “listen” to our higher self. We seek answers from the outside world, always looking for some material solution or approval from others, which in a sense create more chaos and intermingling of our energy with attachments to what is not always best for us.

  Here are a few easy steps to help you wade through the madness to achieve “truth” by discernment.
  • ·       Avoid judgments based only on your physical senses.
  • ·       Learn to recognize the pings you feel in your solar plexus (gut) chakra.
  • ·       Listen and pay attention to the often times, subtle messages, you receive from spirit such as impressions you feel, numbers you see, songs, and even impromptu information that shows up when needed.
  • ·       Avoid entangling with drama since it will only engage you with more drama
  • ·       Know your boundaries-where you begin and end and don’t take on what isn’t yours such as chaotic situations that belong to others.
  • ·       Ask spirit for guidance. You will never be turned down.
  • ·       Choose acceptance over fixed expectations. The Universe is full of surprises; some better than your original plan.
    Chaos gives you the opportunity to sharpen your intuitive senses and embrace change and growth. Even what we experience as life’s disappointments help us to rise above the limits of our mind, connect to spirit, untangle the tangled, and intuitively figure out the “what’s next” and the “what’s best” for us.

   Live your truth.

    To get a better understanding of how the body, mind, and spirit work in unison read The Book of Transformation: Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tattoos: Open portals into your energy field

Now that getting inked is more mainstream, there needs to be awareness as to how tattoos link into your subtle body energy field. Your tattoo is going to connect you with something permanently, so being mindful as to why you want to be inked should be the first decision you make before getting a tattoo. Your intentions should be set beyond the watermark of vanity, and you should consider art that will enhance your frequency, and fit into the framework of your beliefs.

    Sometimes a tattoo represents a certain milestone in your life, or it may serve as a reminder of something you have accomplished, so ask yourself if you want your tattoos to serve as a body map showing your stops along the way.  A lot of people choose images that represent their profession, group affiliations, and names of lovers. Some people identify with their animal totem and choose an image that transfers the power of that animal onto their body and into their energy field. Whatever you choose, the intention behind your choice will influence your consciousness in either raucous, or illusive ways.

    Intentions are such a powerful tool and where we put our focus is where we create our experienced reality. I know a group of women who wanted to get tattoos of ribbons to support cancer. One of the women in the group didn’t want the tattoo because she felt that it would be too much focus on the illness and she feared co-creating it in her own body. Your beliefs are what initially charge the tattoo.

    Sometimes tattoos can shift your energy field into a higher vibration and make you feel better about yourself, for instance, if you want to camouflage a scar so you won’t feel self-conscious. Intentionally looking for an invigorating image might lead you to choose a mandala tattoo inked with blue and green hues to promote energy for healing, whereas tattoo art featuring sharp teeth, or something macabre, may feed the fear embodied in the scar and produce a frequency that incites the area instead of muting it. Always be cognizant of the colors which in themselves are expressed energy frequencies. Sometimes you will be drawn to colors that resonate with your aura, or be attracted to colors that your energy field needs for enrichment. Tattoos take on the vibrations from your intention, image, and also the colors you choose for ink.

    Looking at tattoos through the metaphysical lens, the desires, and intentions, behind getting body art are triggered by deep cellular memory. Tattoos give us a window into the soul and the images we are drawn to may be links into the subconscious, dreams, or past life incarnations, especially the tribal and face tattoos.

   On a deep level we are drawn to art that represents who we are, or we want images to give us what we feel we lack, and use the tattoo as an enhancement for our own energy. Intention is the moving force behind the vibration of your tattoo and the emotion behind it will always lend a massive amount of power to its effect.

   Meditation is a good way to get clear on what you want, and set the intention behind getting tattooed. I’m not suggesting that you Zen out (although that is a good idea) but take the time to strongly imagine the tattoo energy on your skin. Burn incense, sage your space, creatively doodle pictures, and look at images to see what strongly resonates to you. Ask yourself what the tattoo will represent to you? Do you see it as a personal expression, or are you getting it just because other people will think it is cool? Does it embody an archetype with whom you strongly identify, or are you exposing your shadow. Big question-How will your tattoo personally empower you? Don’t kid yourself about tats because they have a way of attracting energy toward you. The metals in the ink give the tattoo permanence but in an esoteric sense, these same metals magnetize the design leaving it a charged body talisman.

   Your body is your sacred space, and where you put your tattoo is where you are putting your desires and holding energy points that give off a unique frequency. This is why your intention has to be clear or you will be anchoring nebulous energy into your body, mind, and spirit.

   See your intention as the beginning point of the tattoo ritual. Yes, I did say ritual, because there is a process to mindfully getting a tattoo. Carefully determine what design you want inked because creating art, in the mystical sense, has manifesting abilities. Imagery starts with what you see through the mind’s eye that directly links into your consciousness. There is a bit of creative visualization in designing your tattoo and it will carry the meaning you put into it. The law of attraction also works for tattoos, because what you intently set into motion will attract the same thing back to you.

    Tattoos go beyond skin deep-they go soul deep, and are very revealing. Tattoos are energy hot spots because the ritual of wounding the skin and drawing blood releases intense energy that becomes part of the tattoo.
Keep these points in mind as you contemplate getting inked.
·        intention
·        desire
·        purpose
·        permanency
·        portal 

     Once you decide to get a tattoo, choosing the artist and the shop is more important than you may realize. Aside from looking at the quality of their work, the artist’s energy essence will also be part of your tattoo. Getting inked is a very intimate experience. It is a spiritual vehicle for transmitting energy, because an invisible cord attaches the tattooist’s energy into yours. In a sense, tattooing is a magic ritual that creates images, draws blood, which is our life force, and also creates a symbolic bond between you and the artist.

  There are many tattooists who honor getting inked and see it as a form of spiritual therapy that helps you express yourself in a creative way. Some shops really get into creating the perfect atmosphere for getting tattooed and they burn incense, and sage, to keep away negative energy. Your tattoo artist is, in a sense, a quasi-Shaman performing a ritual and some tattooist help you choose a design, as well as the location of your tattoo, based on your aura in order to enhance positive energy for you. 

  Keep in mind that from the metaphysical perspective, tattoos are an energy portal into your subtle body, and starting out with unacceptable conditions can mark you with a negatively charged tattoo that can cause a disturbance in your energy field. Your tattooist will be imbuing their energy into your subtle body so be cognoscente of what you are sensing from them. Don’t insist on a design that they are not comfortable inking onto your skin.  Do you really want that energy tagged into your tattoo?

    Once you finally decide to take the plunge, you should also carefully choose where you go to get your tattoo. You may be somewhat prepared for a little pain or possibly a design that doesn’t turn out exactly as you had envisioned, but you most likely didn’t give too much thought to the safety of your energy field. You not only absorb the energy of the tattooist, but also the parlor, that is a harbor for residual energy left behind from other people getting inked. Their excitement, fears, and desires, are all components of highly charged energy, so much so, that you can almost hear the walls talk. Emotional energy is very transmissible and you can unknowingly take it into your subtle body.

    I wonder how many of us with tattoos are aware of the modern day alchemy inked onto and into our skin.  The underbelly of the art is pure mysticism.  It all starts with our original intention which readies the skin canvass for getting tattooed. 


For more information on opening up your unique energy field and extrasensory senses read The Book of Transformation:Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Looking for Mr. Good Stones How to choose crystals and gem stones

Ok, so you're ready to take the plunge and gather your stones to see what crystals and gems work for you. Once you get turned on to  crystals and gems there is no doubt that you’ll want to acquire a collection of these amazing, magical, stones. Before you run out to buy any new crystals or gems, take inventory of what you may already have and possibly didn’t even realize was hiding out in your home permeating the rooms with their energy. For instance, your black jade paperweight has been protecting your home and keeping negative energy out. It is your etheric bodyguard maybe that can explain why serial killers always seem to skip your house. Your onyx pen keeps you grounded and balanced thus saving you from over drafting your checking account but best to keep it out of the bedroom because it will lower your sex drive and reduce you to watching hours of Netflix. The awesome agate coasters on your table top can stop you from having the burning desires for things you don’t need and most likely will make you pass on the next round of vodka tonics. If you do get a little looped don’t freak out. See if you have any amethyst often called the sobriety stone. This stone is known to help prevent intoxication and that’s why the ancient Greeks made so many goblets from it. Now there’s a great gift idea for someone going away to college.

    You probably have things like this around your home but were unaware of their remarkable energies. You were drawn to purchasing these things because they resonated with you. Intuitively you linked up on a frequency blind date because you needed certain stone energy, similar to when your body is deficient in a vitamin and you begin to crave foods that can replenish the shortfall. In some weird, synchronistic way even the crystal and gem items you receive as gifts show up with just the bit of juju and healing energy you need or may need down the road. You manage to somehow seek each other out through the web of entangled energies in the Universe.

    While you’re running around your house looking for your undercover magic don’t forget to check out the bling in your jewelry box.  There is possibly a complete holistic pharmacy tucked inside those little velvet cases. Got a headache? Before you reach for ibuprofen or aspirin, I suggest that you dig through you jewelry and see if you have any amethyst or turquoise. Both of these stones are great for headaches especially when the stones are held up close to the head. If you’re feeling run down and tired check if you have ruby rings, cufflinks, or whatever because they are powerful energizers. Rubies are the “Red Bull” of stones. They work best if you hold them close to your root chakra located on the base of your spine. This is probably best done when you are alone or can sneak into an unused conference room at work. Should you not be in a private environment then holding rubies on your tailbone may give the impression that you are digging out a wedgie or doing weird things to yourself. 

  Citrine is another powerful gem. If you were born in November then you must have some birthstone jewelry lying around. Citrine is one stone that really rocks. It aides in memory function and is also a great stone for business success. Some Yogis suggest wearing this stone on the index or ring finger of the right hand for optimum results. Citrine is great to wear if you are going out for Mexican or Indian food since it eases stomach tension and aids in digestion. For the ladies, this stone also relieves the symptoms of PMS and menopause. Man or woman you gotta love this stone.

  Aquamarine is a go- to stone especially if you just ate a whole bag of tortilla chips and consumed a trillion grams of sodium. This stone will get rid of water retention. It is also said to assist with quick intellectual response so this is a great stone to have around especially if you have to come up with a quick bullshit answer for some reason or another.

   I'm sure most of us will want to run out and buy some topaz after I tell you what it can do for you: Topaz bestows fountain of youth affects upon the wearer. That's right. Topaz is like a little rock doc plastic surgeon when it comes to giving you a "lift." As an extra advantage, it is also used for protection, particularly protection from the evil eye...I guess from all of those people who are jealous of your youthful appearance!

    By the way-if you like to buy antique or vintage jewelry be certain to burn some sage and pass the item through the smoke once you get it home. Crystals and gems are energy recorders and you possibly could be energetically tapping into the former owner’s energy intentions. That could explain your sudden cravings for tea and scones every time you wear that bauble. The conditions to which stones are exposed influences the patterns of their frequency which present as stored programs. They are organic bits of technology and at times, as with a computer, they need to be cleared out and reprogramed in order to keep the energy fluid. There are millions of uses for the many different crystals, gems, and stones that are out there waiting for you to dig out in your jewelry armoire and home.

    At the most fundamental level everything is a pulsating frequency so it makes sense that crystals and gems, which have their own frequency, work in an elemental way to keep your energy in a harmonious balance. The tricky part is finding the right stones that work with your system. If you want to be a stoner then remember, stones work with you intuitively.

  Deciding what stones to add to your holistic quarry can be very daunting because there are multiple, upon multiple uses for any one type of stone. If you are just starting down the crystal and gemstone road I suggest putting together a basic chakra set. Basic chakra sets are like spiritual underwear and serve as a foundation for you to build up your personal stone collection. Remember, no dogma. The stones that work for you may be different than the stones that work for someone else.  What if you just want one stone to be your personal pet rock talisman? It’s ok to also start out one stone at a time and become familiar with its vibration but if your chakras are balanced your one lone stone will also go into a better resonance with your energy field.
There is nothing better than adding a little bit of organic magic into your life.

To get a better understanding of how the body, mind, and spirit work in unison read The Book of Transformation: Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Do we secretly long to be our evil twin? The underbelly of your zodiac sign

It is very interesting to notice how people exhibit different traits that are characteristic of their astrological sign.  Similar to our physical genetic code, we carry within us a cosmic code that sets the pre-disposed patterns for our astrological personality. 

 Your astrological sign is, in essence, a key to helping you understand your relationship to the Universe.  It is the often overlooked missing link that threads biology, psychology, and physics together and helps us to understand the nature of consciousness and why we may be predisposed to certain characteristics and even long held karmic patterns. 

     Carl Jung, one of modern psychology’s forefathers, explored the occult, which led him to astrology while he was researching theories on the influence of archetypes and the collective unconscious on the psyche.  Archetypes are primary forms which serve as the basis for imagery, unconsciously evoking the activity of the imagination.  Carl Jung’s endorsement of planets as archetypes, and his theory of synchronicity as a means for explaining astrological coincidences, along with his four function types—intuition, sensation, thinking, and feeling—are roughly paralleled in astrology by the four elements—fire, earth, air, and water. Although Jung was not an astrologer he created theories that helped to illuminate the workings of the psyche and set a cornerstone for astrology to evolve into the twentieth century as a tool to assist the process of self-actualization.

   Ok…. I think you get the picture and see that astrology is not some “fluffy” pseudoscience that is merely for entertainment or god forbid, the tacky connotation of  “fortune telling” but instead a very empowering tool that when used correctly serves as a way to understand yourself and others.  It links you into the cosmic landscape, the main information highway of all elemental existence.

    How many times have you been unable to get past certain issues or found yourself diving head first into repeating patterns with all of your relationships?  Well here is a little bit of inside advice on how to consciously integrate your body, mind, and spirit matrix in order to bypass any problems. Did you ever consider your opposite astrological sign as the “Go To” source that shows you what you need to develop in order to have the full enchilada? 

    The sign 180 degrees from your Sun sign shows you how to balance your inherent temperament with a dash of celestial spice from your astrological counterpoint. The traits that make us crunch up our nose and cringe may just be the unexpected pitch of dynamics that we need to implore in order to move ahead. Often our strengths are found in what we consider to be a weakness.  A Virgo may see a Pisces as too whimsical and consider that to be a flaw when in essence if a Virgo eased up on looking for everything to be so precise their routine nature could be softened into a more receptive temperament of enjoying life’s little unexpected moments even if they are not logged into Virgo’s daily planner.

   Right off the top of my head if one says Aries, I think of an impulsive, impatient person, with a mind of their own, who gets frustrated if things take too long to accomplish and will wander off in search of something else to do that moves more quickly. 

   The sign Libra, on the other end of the astrological wheel from Aries, is loyal to a cause and in order to please everyone will balance duties, delegate who does what and peacefully get the job done (once they decide who to work with which can take forever).  So here is the key to the best case scenario: Aries drive and initiation balanced with the peaceful resolve of Libra.

     Libra gathers from Aries the idea that “nothing gets started until a decision is made” and this helps Libra not spend too much time on weighing decisions and choices back and forth which can result in risking the opportunity to garb the brass ring and make progress. Libra can also see how Aries decisiveness tempered with some natural Libra charm can be a winning combination in almost any situation.

    A  Taurus is a happy, soft nature sign, but may not be the easiest to break out of old stubborn behaviors. Taurus does not like to have anything around them disturbed which can lead to inertia and a life where nothing changes because of the fear of being pushed out of their comfort zone no matter how complacent it may seem.  

  The opposite dynamics of Scorpio are more decisive and show Taurus how to let go of any excess emotional or material baggage to intensely investigate the energy that underlies thoughts and things. This is about letting go of what you do not need and purging with the Pluto ruled force of Scorpio-expulsion and transformation.

   Scorpio can take a page out of Taurus’s book when it comes to the three “P’s”, patience, perseverance, and possessiveness. Scorpio is not as patient as Taurus and investigates every little nuance which sometimes stirs things up that are best left undisturbed. Scorpio is persistent which is sometimes like fingernails scratching down a blackboard. Taurus shows Scorpio how to be steady and allow for things to naturally unfold. Both signs are possessive but Taurus relates it to by not wanting to deal with change; Scorpio is possessive because they don’t want to lose control and sometimes jealousy sets them back. 

   Gemini is changeable and exhibits a lot of nervous energy and often times they have too many things going on at once which can flip their switch and put them into a dark, “leave me alone” type of mood.  Looking to their “go to sign” of Sagittarius, a Gemini can incorporate a more optimistic attitude and instead of expanding all of their Mercury ruled nervous energy into flitting from one thing to another they can pull in the more philosophical and good humored nature that Jupiter bestows on Saggies. By looking to one thing at a time Gemini is able to see the big picture and not become overly concerned with every little detail.

  Sagittarius can take a page out of Gemini’s book when it comes to looking at versatile ways of communicating.  Sagittarius likes to fight for their cause sometimes to the point of not accepting the opinions of others therefore inviting a lot of stupid arguments over what is merely a different point of view. By adopting Gemini’s more “airy” detachment, Sagittarius can avoid causing a tempest in a teapot with even the most innocent of discussions.  Sagittarius can allow everyone their platform of opinion without the need to convert others to their camp.

   Cancers want to help everyone since they are the natural nurtures of the zodiac but in their quest to comfort others they often take on too many emotional burdens and throw themselves into a state of “victim consciousness” that feeds their insecurities making them retreat into their hard protective shell.  Looking to their so called nemesis, Capricorn, Cancer learns how to take a practical, less emotional approach to matters which can be more emotionally grounding.

    Capricorn on the other hand learns to incorporate a more humanistic approach too life’s problems and not to address everything from relationships to the stock market with a “business as usual” attitude.  Capricorn doesn’t vibe to public displays of emotion but showing those closest to them a more vulnerable, softer Cancerian side, actually works in their favor because they come across with a more caring form of confidence that warms up this sign that is noted for being somewhat cold and calculating.

     Leo is dynamic and even when they are quiet you feel their presence.  This is one sign that puts their Ego forward and doesn’t mind being in the limelight.  Leo’s do everything from buttering bread to boardroom meetings with a sense of drama and see all of life as a stage for their personal expression. 

    Aquarius, Leo’s opposite end shows this sign that by taking everyone beyond the self into consideration a larger audience can be won over.  Aquarius sees things from a group perspective while Leo sees thing from a “Me” point of view which can make them seem self-centered.  A little bit of Aquarian type of focus on the “whole” and not the “part” goes a long way since the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts. “ 

    Aquarius is often seen as eccentric in a very aloof sort of way.  They draw attention to themselves in an obscure manner unlike Leo who is usually front and center.  Aquarius can learn from Leo that by being strong and direct they can get their point across and not come across as unusual, eccentric, or different in order to get noticed. The Ego of Aquarius is quieter than that of Leo but none the less also likes the limelight.  Aquarius sees their success as part of a group effort and they can learn from Leo that is OK to acknowledge you own individual contribution to any successful ventures.

    Virgo wants perfection and the “wabi sabi” (the quintessential Japanese aesthetic meaning the beauty of things imperfect, impaired, and incomplete) of life annoys them. Everything has a place and every place has a thing. Virgo wants a neat orderly life that is timed like a clock. This sign is conscious of the mental and physical world around them but sometimes forgets about the spirit’s spontaneous part of life.

    Pisces, the underbelly of Virgo, opens up a mystical world of “no time”, “no place”, and “no matter” to show Virgo a dimension that exists beyond the here and now. This helps Virgo to be less rigid and tied to a routine therefor allowing for the little bits of magick to pop into their life.  Spirit works on spontaneity and synchronicities.

     Pisces is a sign that is able to morph into whoever you want them to be and in essence they sometimes lose who they really are because they are busy playing a part.  Pisces appears to function outside the material world because their reality doesn’t exist on this plane.  There is a real need for this sign to want to escape one way or another whether it is through imagination, deep meditation, or on the lower end, drugs and alcohol. They always look for an open exit door if the energy around them is too heavy.

    Virgo shows Pisces that by caring for the physical and mental parts of the body, they can better create a firm bottom base that keeps them safely anchored when they reach into their creative imagination. Virgo shows Pisces how to stay organized so they can enjoy their time out (in space) to play.

The Under belly of the Evil Twin polarity

 Aries-impatient, argumentative             Libra-easy going, diplomatic

Taurus-patient, inflexible                       Scorpio-penetrating, resourceful

Gemini- versatile, restless                      Sagittarius-dogmatic, happy-go-lucky

Cancer-nurturing, emotional                 Capricorn-stern, indifferent

Leo-proud, dramatic                               Aquarius-humble, unostentatious

Virgo-particular, direct                           Pisces-nonchalant, escapist

    So, here we have it.  Do we secretly long to be our evil twin?  Does a nice Libra really want to tell someone to go “F#&K” themselves the way an Aries would?  By honoring the polarity within ourselves we become more altruistic, authentic, and integrated to all there is and all there will ever be and we come to a better understanding of ourselves and others. Be your underbelly for a day and see how things re-balance in a most magical way.

To get a better understanding of how the body, mind, and spirit work in unison read The Book of Transformation: Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos