Harnessing Cosmic Energies or Doom and Gloom?

I was inspired to talk about my approach to astrology. Many see astrology as doom and gloom and that many follow their ‘stars’ like puppets. They believe that if the stars say it’s going to be a bad day then it will be. I prefer to talk about harnessing energies. This topic first formed in my mind after the reaction to my last blog post Travel and Mercury Retrograde: Who Thought That Was A Good Idea. So many people seemed sorry for me!! Either I’m really not very funny or I painted a bleak picture. So I would like to expand. I looked upon the things that happened on my trip as yes, a manifestion of the retrograde, but also as a sign that I was not working with the energies. I was not reflecting and reviewing certain areas of my life. Non of the incidents were REALLY bad. I just thought they made a good and funny story. I got my message from it all, learned an astrological lesson and made lemonade out of it by writing a funny blog post. What I believe is that there is a yin and yang to everything. A shine and shadow, a high road and low road. ‘Fortunate’ aspects also have a negative side and ‘challenging’ aspects have a positive. Nothing is wholly good or bad. We are all energy, the universe is sacred geometry and we contain it all. We are universal energy and that sacred geometry flows in and through us. As above, so below, as within, so without. For example we are in the midst of ‘fortunate’ aspects...

Overcoming Fear and Becoming Fearless

I have discussed many aspects of overcoming fear on this blog over time. A simple search in the search box on the right will lead you to many posts. What is fear really though? What is being fearless? I thought I would explore these topics further. Fear has been described as many things and many acronyms are bandied about the internet. ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’, ‘Forget Everything and Run’ and ‘Face Everything and Rise’ are just three that jump to mind. These are simplistic in my opinion. Some fears are healthy. If you are walking alone and night and you hear someone following you and they stop when you stop and run when you run, then it’s a healthy reaction to be fearful. If someone comes at you with a knife fear is also a healthy reaction. It’s what happens to you when you are fearful that is more important. If fear paralyzes you then you are unable to deal with a situation. I was once trailed by a car with four guys in when I was a teen. I felt fear but instead of panicking I walked up the driveway to a random house and rang the doorbell. The car drove off and I waited until I was sure they were gone before walking the rest of the way home. I didn’t let it paralyze me or let it rule my life, however. I did continue to walk home. We lived in a generally safe area, it was before cell phones and I was too young to drive. No way was I going to let this stop me...