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Archive for September, 2006

Outpacing

Feels like it’s spinning a thousand miles a minute……outside, too many thoughts, nervousness, excitement, tension.

Bring it back in……your thoughts, dreams, emotions.  Calm down, relax, it’s a beautiful Fall day.

Carpe Diem-seize the day!

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Astro-Bytes-October

October is a Scorpio month in many ways.  At the end of October we will have 6 planets in Scorpio in the 3rd House (communication-writing):

1-Venus (feminine-love), 2- Mars (masculine-warrior), 3-Sun (expressive), 4-Jupiter (expansion), 5-Mercury (mind) and 6-Moon (emotions).  It is going to be very interesting how this plays out for each individual.  It will be powerful for all.

Opening up to the possibilities of this much Scorpionic power means you need to get friendly with your interior.  Yup!  Scorpio digs deep into the psyche for transformation…..no small talk here……show me your guts and bones.

This can bring some pretty big imbalances or lopsided energy into people’s lives.  Scorpio is about power and how do we share that?  Not very well.

Mercury goes retrograde on October 28th and is giving us time to really process our “old stuff”.  Get it right, make a good plan.  Clean out those closets!

I love this very Scorpio quote from Friedrich Nietzsche an old fave of mine:  “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.  And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes into you.”

Accountability-delve deeply-be honest-come out with the real goods and transform your life.

Lots more going on also and if you would like an Astro-byte this month I’ll include much more.  There is some really happy stuff happening too!!  :>)  Not that transformation isn’t happy!

We get a Friday the 13th this month which is not the unlucky energy you’ve been told about!  And of course Halloween or Samhain the night the Dead dance and we prepare to honor our dead the 1st day of November-All Soul’s Day.

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Message from Caroline Myss

Today the Dailies are a message from Caroline Myss.
Caroline has written a number of best sellers, Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, to name a few.  She is an outspoken advocate for spirituality and healing on this planet.
I am a very big fan of hers.  I am a fan of anyone who has the courage of their convictions.
I would like your feedback on this message if you care to.
Blessings,
Sue

http://www.myss.com/Newsletter092706.asp

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That Nutrition Piece

A lot of people make excuses for not eating healthy because it is more expensive.

In the long run, it is more expensive not to eat well. And by well I mean whole grains, vegetables, good proteins, fruits-local and organic when possible.

Those Dr. Visits and poor health from poor nutrition are costing us collectively and individually more than we can afford.

We are always looking for easier ways to do things; work, meals, time with the kids/family. But these things require our presence, our involvement – our caring. They require our time.

Quality of life is in the time we spend with it. It is also in the thoughts we think. Are your thoughts about nutrition and other parts of your life helping you or are they limiting you?

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Ego

…justifying of self is blaming someone else.

Edgar Cayce Reading 2803-2

I was in a situation last week with a friend where I was really called on the carpet about something in relation to our friendship.  Put me through a lot of that deep internal dialogue and looking at the self and seeing maybe I could have handled that better.

Then came the justifying……the bolstering up of the small ego so that it feels justified in its actions.  Of course blame set in and some irritation/anger that this was more her problem than mine taking me out of the “hot seat” of responsibility for my part.

I’m very much into healing my ego these days.  I want to be friends with it and love it and ask it to own its part in this evolving life in a healthy way.  I’m asking my ego to be aligned with my Soul.  Gentle flow of ego aligning in the Light……..mmmm, just writing that I can feel a soft silky energy filling my body.  I think a healthy ego is a blessing.

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New Moon in Virgo/Libra-Solar Eclipse-Autumn Equinox

And now we begin our Autumn fest, the reaping of the harvest from all of our labors this past summer.  It is a time of joy and celebration for work well done, sharing of the bounty, and a time also for laughter and ease.

New Moons are the time when we can begin anew and set our intentions for what we want.  When the New Moon is in Libra we have beauty, balance, love, peace and harmony.  This is a wonderful time to plant the seeds for more balance and beauty in your life.  This is a fresh start, a time to figure out if you are heading in the right direction on your path of destiny.  The energies are in accord with your desires and you will be able to achieve greater change for good.

This will continue for some time, possibly 6 months due to the added energies of the Eclipse on the cusp of the Sun change from  Virgo to Libra.

When an eclipse occurs on the last degree of a sign (Virgo), it is about completion.  Being in Virgo, it is about becoming whole and integrated.  We are done now with that part of our life and we sow the seeds for a new beginning.

Now is the time to re-dedicate yourself to your sacred purpose in this life.  Let go of any attachment to suffering and move on.

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Changes

Autumn is the best, I love to smell the air and feel the change. There is a sense of excitement and joy and squeezing in every moment outside because winter will soon be here.

I’m not a fan of winter. Oh, isolated days of pristine snow are good; it’s the long gray haul I can barely deal with. I probably have seasonal depression in January, but I don’t like labels. During September and October I pack in as much outside time as I can.

I’m preparing for winter in a different way this fall by following a quote from Carolyn Myss:

“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.”

Maybe I won’t get depressed this January. Maybe I’ll write a book instead.

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Front Porch Society

I hear it’s making a comeback. A part of me sighs in deep feelings of peace and remembrance of what that was like. Evenings, after supper and dishes we would gather outside for a walk or just to sit and enjoy the evening. Neighbors would come over or we would stand on the lawn…..sit in a chair and talk about the weather, family, and sometimes even deeper subjects. But it was the connection, the sharing of space that was important, not the words.

We connected with each other and stood by each other in the times that inevitably come into lives, births, deaths, accidents, tragedy, joys and so on. You never had to worry about who would feed the cat if you were gone, or having to cook a meal through the loss of a loved one. You could count on being supported and protected.

I think we have been like headstrong children without a firm hand to guide them in many of our choices. Too much TV, too many games, too many cars, too much ease. And what has that brought us but a feeling of separateness, unhappiness, little peace, a society so wrapped up in externals the internals are starving.

It feels like we are turning a corner now and recognizing the things that make our lives worth living. Those small things like connecting with a friend on the patio and just talking about lives and dreams briefly before the day begins. It opens the day up when you are opened by connections.

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My Part

I struggle with what is my part to do.  And that is in my personal life, my work life and especially my involvement with humanity.  I like to be informed so that I can sort through all the information and make decisions that make not only my life more pleasant but for those around me also.

This means that I am working most of the time on my role…….re-evaluating, re-doing; it doesn’t mean I have found the answers yet.  I seem to stay in a state of questing, stirring the waters, and digging for deeper meanings.  Once in a while I find a place of letting it all go and just being.  I’m not sure I’m supposed to stay there yet.  There seems to be quite a bit more information I need.

The below quotes resonate with me today:

“The real work is becoming native in your heart, coming to understand we really live here, that this is really the continent we’re on, and that our loyalties are here, to these mountains and rivers, to these plant zones, to these creatures.  The real work involves a loyalty that goes back……billions of years.  The real work is accepting citizenship in the earth itself.”  -Gary Snyder

“Every morning I awaken torn between the desire to save the world and the inclination to savor it.”     -E.B. White

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The State of Our Nation

The state of our nation isn’t so great and I fear too many of us have our heads in the sand. I am beginning to see articles like the attached one below all over the net. And while it is good that our Government’s seemingly poor choices be questioned…….I also know that we don’t have all the facts. There is a huge following now that believes the planes that hit the Twin Towers were drones aimed by our own country and a Science Professor has been kicked off staff at a leading University because he has proven that the Twin Towers were exploded at strategic structural points and went off simultaneously with the planes crashing in the top. The hole the plane was supposed to have caused at the Pentagon is too small and turns out it may have been a missile delivered by our own military.

So then what do we do with this? Do we just go down the tubes with our country, accepting that democracies only last about 200 years and all the great ones have fallen and we are just in alignment with how these things go? Can we do it differently? Don’t we need to do it together? Does an individual leading a life of individual freedom and peace effect enough people for massive change? All I really know at this time is that if feels like I’m at the top of the Titanic as it is sinking into the sea and the chamber quartet is gallantly playing that haunting music.

Sue

Capitol Hill Blue
September 11, 2006

The real axis of evil that destroyed America

By DOUG THOMPSON

Five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States of America lies beaten, battered and defeated – not by an enemy of extremists who hide in caves in Afghanistan but by its own government and leaders who sold out their nation for power and politics.

The America that exists today is a far cry from the one that woke up on the morning of September 11, 2001. It is a rotting corpse of a nation, eaten out by a cancer of power, greed and corruption.

Osama bin Laden and his minions did not destroy America when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and an empty field. They simply provided the spark to ignite nothing less than a coup to take over the United States government, a coup staged by a group of traitorous men and women who swore to uphold the Constitution but, instead, set about to dismantle that hallowed document and destroy the freedoms that once defined a great nation.

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and those who control Congress and support Bush’s actions serve as co-conspirators in this coup.

The once-great United States of America is now despised around the world as an international bully, a threat to world peace far greater than Islamic militants or communist dictators.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/content/2006/09/the_real_axis_o.html

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Milk-Get over it!

Back in the 1950’s when the Dairy Association paid big bucks to the government to get out the word that children needed milk for strong bones, we have been led down the corporate path of false advertising.  Most people cannot even digest the ultra-pasteurized, steroid laden, antibiotic filled and now bovine injections causing cancer after years of prolonged use.  To say nothing of allergies, sinus problems, digestive problems that occurs when the undigested dairy turns into mucous in the body-gross!!!       Milk, get over it!!!   (and cheese, cottage cheese, cream, half and half, it’s in everything!)

If you haven’t heard this story before,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZYA2zFsCK8

If you have, it bears repeating.

Of course if you are buying un-pasteurized milk from a local farmer who loves his animals and lets them roam in the fields, doesn’t feed them poisons etc. and you are making your own yogurt with lots of friendly bacteria and so on, you may be one of the few that can actually derive some benefit from the real deal, You will not find this type of milk in any store…..there really isn’t much profit in it.

If it’s calcium you are looking for…….foods and herbs that are rich in that are:  salmon (with bones in), sardines, seafood, dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, dandelion greens, mustard greens, bok choy etc.), almond, asparagus, black strap molasses, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, cabbage, carob, dulce, figs, filberts, goat’s milk, kelp, oats, prunes, sesame seeds, tofu, real yogurt, alfalfa, burdock root, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, chicory, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, flaxseed, hops, horsetail, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaves, red clover, rose hips, yellow dock.

If it’s Vitamin D you are looking for:  exposure (face and arms) to the sun for 15 minutes 3 times a week is an effective way to get all the vitamin D your body needs.  Food sources:  fish liver oils, fatty saltwater fish, eggs, dandelion greens, cod liver oil, butter, liver, oatmeal, salmon, sardines, sweet potatoes, tuna, and vegetable oils.  Herbs:  alfalfa, horsetail, nettle, parsley.

Eat better!!  Love, Sue

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The Bud

“This human body is more precious than the rarest gem. Cherish your body; it is yours for this one time only…..a thing of beauty that passes away.”

The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don’t flower, for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to re-teach a thing its loveliness, to put a hand on the brow of the flower and retell it in words and in touch it is lovely until it flowers again from within, of self blessing; as Saint Francis put his hand on the creased forehead of the sow, and told her in words and in touch blessings of earth on the sow, and the sow began remembering all down her thick length, from the earthen snout all the way through the fodder and slops to the spiritual curl of her tail…..the long, perfect loveliness of sow.

-St Francis and the Sow by Galway Kinnell

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Balancing the Whole

I would like more balance in my life.  What I mean by that is being open 100% to all the daily activities without wishing it were different.  Being more open to all of me instead of only the parts that have developed well.  Taking off my blinders and seeing a greater whole to my life than just where my focus has been.

As I look at my life it feels a little lopsided.  Instead of a circle, or mandala, I see several parts of the wheel big and expanded and many parts undeveloped.

I used to think that as I learned, evolved and so on, that all of me would benefit from this expansion.  I’ve noticed lately that consciousness does not necessarily transfer to other parts of my life.

I am back at the drawing board, once again, looking to nurture other parts of me and nudging them along to wake up.

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Good People

All knowledge is to be used in the manner that will give help and assistance to others, and the desire is that the laws of the Creator be manifested in the physical world. Edgar Cayce Reading 254-17

I think the majority of people live this way. I think we are a really good people. I see the above everyday in many ways. Maybe we don’t have to try so hard after all; maybe we are already who we are and where we are supposed to be. Wouldn’t it be nice to just accept it all right now?

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Dreamy State

Waking up demands presence.  To be conscious one needs to be here.  If you aren’t here, where are you?

At some point, when we are truly able to step fully into the moment we will begin to see that life is about learning, changing, evolving; not winning, losing and so on.

Does that seem like prodding to move forward???  It does for me today.

I’m in a dreamy state of meandering through the past and slipping into future events.  If I were to be truly present I would be cleaning this house and I don’t feel like that today!

It’s nice that we get to take as much time as we want to and when that isn’t uncomfortable we gladly give away our days, we can always clean the house tomorrow.

Enlightenment is a soft dreamy future today not a hurry up and get there place and maybe it is even here in my meandering state, I really don’t know very much today.

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Knowledge

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

–unknown

That says it for today!

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Suffering as a Messenger

It has taken me a very long time to see that my life is a spiritual path, because I am a spiritual being.  I didn’t believe that because this is a world of suffering and the illusion of its importance is very tangible.  It can be felt in the form of suffering.

I would not have looked so hard for that mystical connection to the Holy Spirit if I had been completely happy with all of my relations.  If I had felt loved and supported I would have remained the same.  I would have stayed small.

This encounter with suffering is universal and I believe it is sent as a messenger to wake us up.  Who wants to stay here in the suffering?  There really has to be a better place, a better way, a better feeling and more.

For some the messenger will be physical illness, a very blatant and tangible call to want to be in a better place.  Sometimes it will be the emotional pain of unloving relationships or the horror of living in war torn areas and especially in places like New Orleans where the emotion and shock of how this could be happening have taken great toll on many peoples.  Mental illness can force a person to do many things to feel better including drugs and suicide…….such a longing to be free of the pain.  Spiritual disconnection I think feels the worst.  That has deadness to it and a hopelessness that does not propel but stagnates in great pools of anguish.

The messengers of suffering come to one and all and they beckon us home to wholeness.  We have to do the deep internal work, and we have to do it now or continue to suffer.

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Keeping Your Friends in the Transformation

Most people are undergoing some pretty profound transformations in their life, and that can be hard on friendships.  I know it has been hard on mine.  At times it feels like we have all been thrown into this whirling blender and when it stops (briefly) we get thrown out and look around to see who else is there before we go back in for more pureeing changes.

Some of us understand a little what is happening, but others that don’t, get their feelings hurt.  My feelings were terribly hurt several years ago when I lost a few very important friends that had been like family due to a divorce.  Where did they go, how could they leave me now?

And I have done the same.  In my own transformation many old friends, going thru their own, got lost.  We just simply could not connect anymore.

It seems, then, that relationships have a life-span, and when their time runs out, that’s it.  Doesn’t mean you won’t be friends again someday, but if the energy isn’t there then it is stagnant/hurtful etc.

Better to just bless these situations I think, step back and reflect on what you have learned from them and how that has added to your evolution in this lifetime.

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9/11 – A Grand Cross

We are coming into another Grand Cross on September 11th.  It is wise to pay attention to how anything will affect us, but especially those things we may not understand.

A Grand Cross happens when 4 opposing planets line up in the proper elements of Earth, Air, Fire & Water.  On Monday that occurs with Neptune in Aquarius (air), Saturn in Leo (fire), Moon in Taurus (Earth), and Jupiter in Scorpio (water).  This is a difficult aspect to ignore.  The energy generated from these planets at this time does offer a tremendous foundation in strength.  That is, if we are in a fairly stable situation and can handle the power of it all.  Otherwise we may have a melt-down.

Saturn (stern teacher/limits) opposing Neptune (spirituality/no limits) can be a time of extreme inner conflict which can undermine your effectiveness in relationships.  Negative self-criticism should not be indulged in at this time.  Guilt, remorse etc. are not really constructive attitudes; they keep you bound in dark places.  Get over it.

Moon opposing Jupiter stimulates your desire for freedom in all areas of your life but especially emotional relationships.  There can be a sense of spiritual disquiet, where you begin to question your fundamental goals in life.

So at this time many old buttons you have not been dealing with will come up for your observation once again.

All of our parts desire to be healed, even our most dark, hidden away, angry ones.  If you have been putting off your emotional healing you may wish to make an appointment with your counselor, or have some energy work done etc.

On Saturday (9/9) I will be leading a class in 4 hours of meditation using the energies of Kundalini, Chakras, Auras, Tumo and more at the Omaha Healing Arts Center.  Sue McCarthy of the Crystal Hearts will play her amazing Crystal Bowls at the end for 20 minutes of pure bliss meditation on the sound current.  This would be a good way to channel your energies for greater balance in your life.  It is by donation…………………..hope you can make it!!

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Better Said

Today the poem below from “Renderings of Hafiz” by Daniel Ladinsky, says it all.

I have a thousand brilliant lies for the question:

How are you?

I have a thousand brilliant lies for the question:

What is God?

If you think that the Truth can be known from words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean

Can pass through that tiny opening called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!

Someone should start wildly laughing-Now!

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Win or Lose?

Win or Lose?

So much of my life has been about winning or losing.  I wouldn’t have said that before all of this deep introspection.  Or, rather, I wouldn’t have admitted it to myself.  Competition is good, I’m sure, but it is all wrapped up in the gauzy fabric of winning/losing, good/bad etc.

I deeply desire to be extricated from the dualities, from these judgments; I want to be at the level where it is all about learning instead.  To truly believe that there is no other place than right here and right now.  Meditation is the place I find the Now.  The rest of the time I’m still too busy to be there.

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Full Moon Eclipse Perspective

Sometimes I am surprised by my lack of perceiving the obvious in my own life.

Last night as I stood on the patio and watched the almost full moon rise over the ancient oaks, knowing that this soon would be the Full Moon in Pisces and Lunar Eclipse………..and as a student of astrology, know somewhat of what that means…….it hit me in a personal way.

I began to incorporate some of the unique changes going on in my life. Emotions/family/love/sense of self are all under the microscope of self examination. This full moon is full of promise for me, although at first I didn’t see it that way.

I was especially watching this weekend as I knew September 3 and the Uranus (erratic/unusual) energy might be explosive and lo and behold my family came together in a way that was fun and filled with laughter and just all the stuff that families do, but in a positive way. And that is so Uranian/unexpected for us. Uranus-things happening in a way you weren’t expecting. Yup, that’s what Sunday was, and it was oh so nice. I am still glowing. And I thought it was going to be the opposite.

The changes I have been praying for are beginning to manifest as long as I put in the work.

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Back on Line

Aren’t computers wonderful?  I spent many irritated moments yesterday trying to figure out why my modem wasn’t working and not being able to send out the Dailies.  After doing everything I knew to do and talking to a computer “expert” still nothing.  While on the phone with Cox he told me that often times one of the power bar plug ins goes bad and to plug it in another outlet.   I’m embarrassed to say that the one thing I failed to do was check the plug in……and there it was, unplugged……how that happened is hard to say, it is in a corner that no one walks by.
I’m feeling a little blocked today.  I found the below on an astrology site and I’d like to share it this morning.

What the world needs now is a miracle,
and it is miracles to which we are all entitled.
For miracles occur naturally as expressions of love;
they are in fact the natural order of the world
when the mind is in its natural state.
Our task, quite simply, is to love
in a way that we have never loved before.
Marianne Williamson
I feel what she says very deeply at this time.  I am being called to love in a way that I have never loved before.  The part of me that protects me sits deeply inside looking out to see if anyone notices the change.  Fearful of exposure and of being hurt, she softly hides inside building up strength to eventually emerge.

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