It is intense and robust both in its lessons and challenges, and in its tremendous opportunity for growth, expansion and empowerment.
As always, where you end up will be entirely up to you.
There will be battles this month, the battle between your essence and your personality, and the battle between your attachment to your suffering and your desire and intention to move beyond the petty drama in your life. What will win is dependent on which voice you are listening to and where you are putting your energy.
This is a great month to revisit your energy leaks, overcome fears, and step into more personal power than you have ever experienced before.
The INTENSITY of the times is like turning the dimmer switch up from 100 watts to 1000 watts of light. It is being able to absorb more sunlight and a higher frequency of energy than before. This intensity can be exhilarating and incredibly inspiring, or it can crash down on top of you like a brick wall, burying you in your own denial, fear and resistance.
Most of you know exactly what you need to do and what you need to change. You just have not taken the time to DO IT. Whatever situation you are in will be intensified this month. The positive aspect of this is that it will force you to take action where you need to because there will be no alternative. On the other hand if you have been doing your work, things could be intensely good and you may find incredible opportunities opening up for you at every turn. Trust them and go for it.
This is a pressurized time. The pressure from within is to finally deal with your fears and with your negativity, resistance, and addiction to suffering. This time is calling us to step up to the plate and really put into action everything we have studied, downloaded and learned in the past few years. If not now, when?
Your essence is pressuring you from the inside to move beyond your petty personality, to overcome fears that weaken you and to become the powerful being that you are.
Then there is pressure from the outside, in the form of situations and circumstances that you create in order to accomplish this task of allowing your essence to lead. The outside pressure may look negative, not fair, unreasonable and beyond your ability. However it is all part of the grand plan you have for yourself and your own growth and evolution. The task this month is to come to equilibrium of outside and inside pressure and to come to terms with what is being asked of you by spirit and what you are asking of yourself. The equilibrium is achieved by recognizing that what is being asked of you is somehow related to an original intention of yours. When you ask for something, be careful as you now have the full ear of spirit and spirit will deliver. So watch what you are asking for and make sure it is what you want.
Here is a story to illustrate:
A client was shocked and went into martyrdom around a financial matter where they were turned down (due to a comedy of errors) for an extension on a loan. This put them in a situation where they had to pay off a rather large loan and did not know how they were going to have the means to do it. That was definitely pressure from the outside causing intense stress. After looking deeper into the situation, it became clear to them that there was an original strong intention to work on getting themselves out of debt. This intention was showing up as a pressure from the inside and creating the opportunity as a pressure from the outside to pay off the debt. With an acknowledgement of the process and a deep trust in spirit that this was the right thing at the right time, magically the funds and support appeared enabling them to pay off the loan. It was the process of surrender, neutrality and understanding that created the equilibrium they needed. Needless to say, even though it was difficult to clear the debt and overcome fears, the freedom experienced was very powerful.
This is a story that illustrates the need at this time for a committed trust in spirit and a committed trust that whatever is showing up is the right thing because somewhere along the way, you created it from an intention and something that you asked for. The focus and intention should be channeled in the direction of intense success, magic and positive alignment rather than a fear of failure. There is an opportunity this month to confront your deepest fears and to see every challenge as an opportunity to receive exactly what you asked for. In this way you step into more power and a greater alignment with your true essence goals.
Intensity can be positively supportive and magical, or it can be challenging, confrontational and negatively aggressive. We will see both expressions this month. Look for world events that will harness the intensity for activities that are out of the collective sense of integrity. And look for real miracles to happen as others put forth a real commitment towards change and positive evolution. Your intentions have incredible power to help you overcome fears.
This is a huge opportunity for a bid for power. Everyone has something that they feel is unattainable. Something they have worked towards for a long time. For some it is about relationship, for some about health, for some about work or finances, for some about personal well-being. Whatever your dream is, this is the month to put it forth and take advantage of the intensity and high voltage and use them as a fuel to empower these intentions. Make a committment to overcome your fears once and for all and be free of them.
We have 2 eclipses this month (on the full and new moons), that bookend and pressurize an astrological time frame that is highly significant for our times. This is it everyone. The time we have been anticipating, waiting for, bracing against, worried about and trying to second-guess what it will bring. This is the time when we all get to walk our talk and show the universe what we are made of, what we believe and what we stand for. We created this time and this opportunity. Now we have to take advantage of it. We have to face it and not hide with our heads in the sand. This is your opportunity to overcome fears and build your inner strength. We must become more powerful in our own lives and embrace the intensity as power and as the energy that will move us forward into a new paradigm, a new frequency and a new set of beliefs and patterns.
Yes we are going into unknown territory for our ego personalities. And yes, we will have to give up our addiction to drama, suffering, and the “poor me” and “ain’t it hard” mentality. The rewards are incredible. We have no idea.
How the month shows up
The best advice is to take responsibility for anything and everything that is showing up and to practice becoming neutral as you navigate intense experiences that may feel unpleasant. You can turn anything around if you surrender it to spirit and empower it from within and from your heart. It is such an important time to not take things personally as others may behave badly in their projections and fear reactions. Practice compassion but stay aligned to your own truth.
This is a great month for personal growth and the expansion of your intuition and ability to perceive as well as increasing your sensitivity to the spirit world and your guides and allies. Remember you will get help to overcome fears when you connect with your essence. The veil between the astral plane and the physical plane thins out this month providing an opportunity to discover on a deeper level how you are being supported by spirit.
Personal growth may be intense this month and lessons may be full of stress and tension. Connecting with your essence will help you overcome fears. Balance, grounding and alignment is crucial for moving yourself steadily along the path. (This month’s support Mp3 is helpful)
Relationships will be more intense this month with the possibility of going into conflict and trying to work out differences through power struggles and drama. On the other hand there will also be an opportunity to bring more inspiration and a higher centered alignment into relationships allowing for more essence contact and more heart connection than ever before. Which way they go will be determined by the nature of the relationship. It will be easier to let go of the ones that don’t work, as it will be blatantly obvious what needs to happen.
It is a good time frame this month to complete Karmas in a forgiving and neutral way and to tie up any loose ends in relationships that feel incomplete. The worst thing you can do this month in terms of managing relationships is to be in denial about something that needs to change. So be courageous and be in your truth. Intensity can be very positive or it can cause a lot of negative drama. You choose.
Intense weather will mirror what is happening on the inside and on the outside. The weather will be unpredictable as well and can change overnight. Instead of resisting, be delighted. Practice receiving great amounts of chi from the weather.
Your personal environment will need some cleaning up. Whether it is your home or your work, something will need to be infused with a bit more inspiration. Look around at what you no longer see because it has become habitual. “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone”…pay attention to the details of your environment. Re-own the things that matter to you and get rid of the ones that don’t. Lighten your load. It will free you.
If you have things that happen that are intense or cause an intense situation, see if you can turn it around to be empowering, inspiring and totally awesome.
This can be a hard month for the physical body. Remember that everything is intensified and magnified. Discipline yourself to spend more time intensifying the health and well being of your body than the lack of energy and anything that is wrong or negative. The body needs to catch up to what is happening on an energetic level and is having a hard time. It can go into resistance when it is not honored and taken care of.
Be patient with the body, give it what it needs but at the same time inspire it to use the new energies and frequencies that are available.
The body is designed to move. Many cultures have become way too sedentary and that does not serve the body. The body wants to move. It is your vehicle, the only one you have. Talk to it this month, especially when times are intense. Take it for a walk, a run, a dance, a bike ride. Feed it good food and give it some love. As you overcome fears, your body will benefit too.
A good time for expansion, trying something new, thinking outside the box, being creative, innovative, and not afraid of change. When one thing dissolves it leaves a door open for something new. There will be radical choices and decisions made this month in business and economy, some of it global with far reaching effects. This is a month for a bit of risk taking and bids for power. This is a month to revisit the dreams of your heart and ask yourself “why not?” It is a time to break away and follow your heart even though all rationality points to it being a bad idea or impractical. It is the time to be intense and to be radical and work with the energy to make big changes where they are needed.
We may be surprised both by unexpected cooperation as well as unnecessary conflict and crisis. Look to your own life and do what you know you need to do. Integrity and personal truth will become important factors in realigning onto the right path as you overcome fears and grow your inner wisdom.
* * * *
The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com