April Newsletter 2017: Understanding Our Choices

Happy Easter!

Spring is definitely here, although winter has tried to hold on a few times.  We have quite a few planets in Retrograde this month, fortunately Venus will go direct on the 15th, although it is not before Saturn on the 6th and Mercury on the 9th, which is added to Jupiter which doesn’t go direct until June 9th. So, be gentle especially for the first couple of weeks this month!

Spring is a time for New Beginnings and shedding the winter energy to move into Awakening and Newness. The day is getting longer, our energy is lighter and we all desire to shake off the winter (not that it has been all that bad of a winter) and ‘spring’ into new things. Whether that is clothing, relationships, work or home, we all want to do a ‘spring’ cleaning and make way for new inspiration and possibilities!

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What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month: April 2017

We start April with Venus still being in Retrograde.  It has been an interesting retrograde cycle thus far.  Venus moved into Retrograde on March 4th at 13° of Aries.  On April 2nd, she shifts back into the sign of Pisces altering the dynamic of the energy before she stations direct on April 15 at 26° of Pisces.  This particular retrograde cycle may have triggered many fears, which may have manifested as anxiety or frustration.  When operating from a place of fear one is powerless.  However, the lesson of Venus in Aries is to own your power, and making choices from a place of power, not from a place of fear.  As she shifts into the sign of Pisces on April 2 the dynamic changes, for it is no longer about making a choice, it is about sitting with a choice that was made and reflecting on the outcome.

The reflection process continues as Saturn stations retrograde on April 6 at 27° of Sagittarius.  Saturn retrograde is stimulating restructuring.  What do you need to restructure in your life?  There is an opportunity to heal the structures in your life when Saturn squares Chiron on April 30.  There are many things that people may be focusing on restructuring or healing, but ultimately while in the sign of Sagittarius we are focusing on expressing our true self.  We are being asked to let go of emotional patterns which block us from being authentic.  Again, this aspect may stimulate a sense of introspection allowing one to ponder on past memories, relationships, or events that may have triggered pain in your life at some point in time.  Saturn will remain retrograde until August 25, 2017.  There is plenty of time to gain understanding into what you need to restructure your life.

On April 9, Mercury will station retrograde at 4° of Taurus, potentially showing us that nothing is permanent.  Again, we are being asked to turn inwards with our thought process.  One can activate internal questioning of personal values and beliefs.  The desire is to try and find a path to greater stability, security, or comfort.  But one must be open with their thought process.  Take the time to quiet the mind so that one can remember old ideas of worth that may have been forgotten, as they exist in the subconscious mind where the memories are stored.  Mercury will station direct on May 3 at 24° of Aries and as he does, one may be able to envision new possibilities.

Pluto, the powerful transformer will also station retrograde on April 20 at 19° Capricorn.  One will have the potential to look around and see what needs to be transformed within your their life.  It is easy to see what needs to transform in society, but it is usually more difficult to dive into the depths of your Soul and face its shadows.  Pluto will station direct on September 28 at 16° Capricorn and hopefully this retrograde cycle has given you the ability to release your inhibitions, to set yourself free and to express yourself beautifully.

On April 28, the North Node will shift into the sign of Leo, activating aspects of the self that each individual needs to tap into (over the course of the next year until November 7, 2018).  The North Node is the path that we are following, the path we are being asked to walk.  In the sign of Leo, one is being asked to express their individuality.  To follow their hearts desires.  We are moving through our fears before this energy transpires so that our fear can be released from the heart center.  Love and fear can not exist in the same place at once.  You are either in a space of love or you are in fear.  When we activate our hearts desire, ultimately it is better if you are focusing from a place of love.  If you activate your hearts desire while in a place of fear, you are not operating from the point of power.  One must strengthen their willpower, tap in to their enthusiastic nature, and emanate self-confidence while taking risks and having fun.  This is what the North Node in Leo will teach us over the next year.

In the month of April, acknowledge your fears, stand up to them with courage, restructure and align with your truth, heal the past, clear the mind, transform your perspective and stand in your power!  It may sound like a lot, but in truth, it is all connected to one state of BEing!

Nancy Arruda is a psychic-intuitive who uses the tools of Astrology and Tarot to gain understanding into the spiritual realms.  She believes in focusing on doing what you love to do.  Living life through your heart center and allowing your inner light to shine!  Visit her at www.universalsky.com

Inspiration: Understanding Our Choices

Understanding our choices is the topic I want to explore this month. This month has been filled with choices: some I found were sabotaging and others empowering. I filled my days during this Venus retrograde with new choices and becoming conscious of my sabotaging efforts as a result of those choices.

I have been preparing for my interview with the Hulnick’s on their new book “Remembering the Light Within” which has been very confirming of my work over the past few years and my work with this material brought up some of the key points I am working with in this article. These key points were further anchored through me and my clients in recent weeks.

How can we see that all the things that are apparently happening ‘out there’ are really just part of the ‘story’ we’ve created about ourselves and our situation? How can we see that all the ‘things’ out there are actually ‘neutral’ and we are the ones who choose to get upset with – or excited by – ourselves or others? And how do we see that we end up ‘judging’ ourselves or others from a place of EGO instead of the opportunity to come from a place of ‘acceptance’? It is always one or the other: judgment or acceptance! Unfortunately judgment seems to be ingrained in our behaviors, beliefs and actions and it is accepted that we judge ourselves or others because it is unconscious.

In their new book, “Remembering the Light Within” Dr’s Mary and Ron explain that the “thoughts you project and the story that you’ve created about yourself become a powerful attractor field that draws to you experiences that validate and thus reinforce your beliefs and your resulting story.” I’m going to give an example that will relate to this idea.

We have discussed in many blogs the concept of ‘our story’ and this story typically relates to one or more of our three basic core fears: fear of the unknown; fear of abandonment or separation; or fear of unworthiness. We often experience our core fears – and therefore stories – in our relationships. So someone leaves us or betrays us. This is our perception of what is happening which is a judgment. And this abandonment or betrayal happens because we have already established this story from our past experiences. So we are choosing to react judgmentally instead of seeing each event as neutral. We are justifying our reaction by saying something like “I’m unhappy because…”. It keeps the ‘story’ alive and then events are all perceived within the story. People do something and we are justifying what is happening as our story and core belief.

When someone leaves they aren’t leaving us. When something happens that feels like a betrayal it is because we have judged it through our experiences and story as a betrayal. Those people are just reacting from their own experiences and story; their own fears. Their issues very likely have nothing to do with us. But our ego can’t see it that way. We are too attached to our story and how we feel within the situation and we justify what is happening as what is happening to ‘us’.

Our choices come around recognizing that we are choosing to either add them to our story and judge the situation as ‘happening’ to us or … we are choosing love. And when we choose love this is when we can reframe our issues as blessings. We can take responsibility for everything that happens because it doesn’t happen ‘to us’ it is a neutral happening and we can know it has a Divine Purpose in our lives; that all of our struggles and challenges are opportunities for Blessings and healing.

A point that the Hulnick’s make is that “unresolved issues aren’t in the way; they are the way”. They offer us an opportunity to heal. How empowering is it to know that each struggle or challenge is helping us grow and heal? “Remembering the Light Within” like other great teachings suggests that these ‘challenges and opportunities’ will guide us to remember we are already whole and we just believe these things that are ‘happening’ to us show where we are ‘perceiving’ we are not whole but separate from Source.

When we can take responsibility for everything in our lives we move into a place of acceptance and we choose how we want to BE inside. We can choose to BE happy regardless of what is happening outside of us and know that when we want to blame or justify our reason for being unhappy that it is our own ‘stuff’ coming up as a gift for us to heal. Instead we often seek acknowledgement from others and share all of our problems in hopes to confirm our justification for being upset. We are allowing the outside to determine how we feel instead of choosing how we want to feel and letting that be how we respond to life.

Can you understand your choice in every moment is to choose Love, Compassion, and Acceptance that we are already Whole, Awake and connected to the Divine Source. We are a Soul having a human experience and our True Essence is LOVE!

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Understanding Our Choices

Understanding our choices is the topic I want to explore this month. This month has been filled with choices: some I found were sabotaging and others empowering. I filled my days during this Venus retrograde with new choices and becoming conscious of my sabotaging efforts as a result of those choices.

I have been preparing for my interview with the Hulnick’s on their new book “Remembering the Light Within” which has been very confirming of my work over the past few years and my work with this material brought up some of the key points I am working with in this article. These key points were further anchored through me and my clients in recent weeks. Continue reading

June Newsletter 2016 – What would you do… if you Loved Yourself?

Happy Summer Solstice!

angeledCan you believe it is almost Summer? I’m amazed at how quickly time is flying by! Or maybe it is because I’ve been so busy lately, and time seems to move quicker when you are busy?

The energies have been intense and I’m not sure it is getting any lighter. However, I believe that everything is exactly as it is supposed to BE! BEing open to all that is around us and BEing as present as possible helps you from ‘reacting’ and instead keeps you in a state of BEing. And seeing the Magick in everything! Like this angel in the ‘fireworks’.

I”m enJOYing life more and feeling Grateful for all the Magick life is offering me.

 

My new book “Realities of Creation” that I co-authored has been released. It looks fantastic and my chapter is be on the Power of the Heart! Reserve your book today! For anyone who purchases our book and writes a review on Amazon, you will receive a free month of  our Heart-Centered Support Group! For the next couple of weeks, I will be doing a series of interviews on the book, see Facebook for updates.

Jean Adrienne and I are continuing our Heart-Centered Support Group and it has been a lot of fun! It includes 4 calls each month for a low price of only $50 per month or if you sign up for 3 months you can continue the low price of $44 per month. Please join us, it will be a great Support to our Spiritual Evolution! For more information or to join now GO HERE!

What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month:
The Sun, Venus (and on June 12) Mercury will all be in the sign of Gemini stimulating duality. Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius, opposing all that Gemini energy! Saturn is square Jupiter, and square Neptune. Jupiter is in the sign of Virgo, sharing space with the North Node, while it is opposite Neptune. While the South Node in Pisces is sandwiched in-between Neptune and Chiron. And if you would like to know…  Mars is still Retrograde, and even though he has slipped back into the sign of Scorpio, he is still opposite the Sun and Venus (and Mercury as we approach mid June), only it puts a bit of an unconscious twist to the energy!

Who’s left?  Pluto in Capricorn supporting the transformation of the Nodal power of aligning with the earth and spirit. Then there is Uranus… who is only interacting with Chiron in a minor way, asking everyone one to karmicly finish up on the self-healing!

All mutable signs have activity (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces), and they are all interacting with one another. The problem with a mutable grand cross is the ‘changeability’ that is taking place.  It can feel like everything is changing at once and in the process one can become lost in all that change. Nothing is secure, nothing is fixated. The only one thing we can anchor out of all this changeable energy is… TRUTH!

So I ask you… are you feeling lost? Caught in an illusion of desire that goes against your own truth? We are on a path to seeking truth.  Only we do not allow others to see the truth that we hold within ourselves. Why is that? Why do we choose to live lies?  Why do we hide from our authentic nature? Is it acceptance? Do we desire to be accepted by others that in return we deny who we truly are?  I know I can only do that for a short period of time. I use to be able to tolerate it, to deny who I was for most of my life.  But I think you get to a place within the self that gets you to question “why am I lying to myself? Why?” The truth is we can not accept who we are.  It is through this energy of June that we are being shown on a truthful level who we are. Often this plays out in our relationships, as people in our lives are simply mirrors to our own truth and falsehood.

Relationship dynamics have been playing out for a while as we approached the Venus opposite Mars aspect (aspect exact on May 24th). Best thing to remember, is keep calm within the self, as you are learning and integrating your own inner authenticity. When you are living authentically within the self, then you are taking responsibility for your own personal truth.  Once you align with your truth, then nothing can stop you from BEing the best you can BE!
Nancy Arruda is a psychic-intuitive who uses the tools of Astrology and Tarot to gain understanding into the spiritual realms.  She believes in focusing on doing what you love to do.  Living life through your heart center and allowing your inner light to shine!  Visit her at www.universalsky.com

On June 6th at 11am EST, I will be a co-host with Jean Adrienne on her show Power Talk on https://www.facebook.com/Powertalk. It’s live so you are welcome to ask questions on Facebook!

What would you do… if you Loved Yourself?

lovedRecently, I came into contact with an amazing healer Ziad Hashash and have purchased his Divine Partner series that has been an incredible journey into LOVE! He asked this powerful question in his Self-Love session: If you loved yourself what would you do? To ask yourself this for 21 days every time you have to make a decision small or big it is a way to honor your choices and your Divine Child.

As I pondered this question I saw how many times I sabotaged myself. I began making better choices and could see that there are reasons for everything. Last week, Ziad discussed needs and manipulation in the Divine Love section of the series. This was the last piece I needed to help me see – or to have wisdom – as to why certain things were still sabotaging my desire for divine health from the inside out.

Let’s discuss what this means. We have needs and wants that were never met as children and these needs turn into patterns by the age of 7. These needs have blocked us from moving forward towards love. And they never matured into our adult understanding of who we are now. These are usually basic needs such as needing to be loved, needing to be heard, seen, supported, acknowledged, and safe and these needs have affected our self-worth.

Fast forward to whoever you have now become, a ‘you’ who has pushed these needs down into your subconscious and they now come out as manipulations. Not intentionally, but acting out as our wounded inner child who still needs these needs met, we often sabotage ourselves by asking for the needs we had as children to be fulfilled. For example: someone who has been abandoned and didn’t feel safe as a child would still manipulate life around her to have others show her she is now supported or safe. Can you see how this would work? Since we don’t realize this is a need from our 1-7 year old self we manipulate our world around us and we manipulate others so that we can have others show us what we need. The problem with this is that it is manipulating others and we don’t actually get what we need because what we need needs to come from within as we address the real needs of the inner wounded child! However knowing about the how and why of your manipulative actions can give great insights into why things continue to thwart your deeper needs: the healing of the inner child.

I need to make an aside about manipulation here: we aren’t talking about manipulating maliciously; we are talking about how as a small child we needed to have certain needs met, needs related to learning something that we likely contracted to learn in this life. Something that is related to a core belief so that we continue to search for our needs to be met outside of us because we ultimately feel separate from God. Our parents did the best they could and were likely contracted to support our learning by doing something like in my case putting me up for adoption to help me learn about feeling safe and supported. So I searched outside of myself to feel safe and supported while my adoptive parents, friends, and loves could never meet that need no matter how they tried because it wasn’t the outside that was the problem. So, when I would manipulate myself, my body and others it wasn’t malicious. It was to finally understand my need within.

My need within for Divine Health.

Once I asked myself – and healed some of the reasons I was making poor eating choices for example – ‘if I loved myself, what would I do’, I had other areas come up such as pain that was blocking me from being able to move freely! But I wasn’t asking why I had pain? So, where I thought I had healed one area I just brought another up for observation and I became more aware of it because of the pain. My need for feeling safe and supported was now being highlighted.

I realized this ‘pain’ was just another result of where I was sabotaging my health to manipulate myself and others to feel safe and supported within. That was the true problem! All of the past few years of ‘pain’ have been helping me, or trying to help me, see the truth behind my not feeling safe and supported. Because the outside world can’t make me feel safe or supported it is my wounded inner child that is manipulating everything outside to show me my inner beliefs and needs!

No matter how much I change my outside world to reflect how safe and supported I truly am I will continue to manipulate myself and others around me until I can feel safe and supported inside! Yet I would have never seen any of this without the help of this so important question: If you loved yourself, what would you do? And I would never have seen this without the continuous questioning of why certain things are ‘happening’ in my world.

Everything is in our life for a reason! Every person, ache, allergy, dis-ease… everything! Yet if we continue to see everything as personal and continue to engage our ego we will miss the lesson. If we continue to blame and judge another for what is happening in our lives we miss the lesson! If we judge or shame ourselves we miss the lesson. The lesson isn’t outside of us, it is the light that is inside that has been bruised by a belief that we could have chosen before we were even born!

How empowering is the question “if you loved yourself what would you do?” I invite you to continue to dig even deeper into all the pieces of your magnificent puzzle that is YOU! You might uncover why you do the things you do, and shift into just BEing your true essence! You might finally understand your “wounded child” and honor your Divine Child within. You could uncover why you manipulate yourself – and others – and make choices that are healthier and then, shining even greater, the Light that is YOU!

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What would you do… if you Loved yourself?

lovedRecently, I came into contact with an amazing healer Ziad Hashash https://www.facebook.com/ziadhach and have purchased his Divine Partner series that has been an incredible journey into LOVE! He asked this powerful question in his Self-Love session: If you loved yourself what would you do? To ask yourself this for 21 days every time you have to make a decision small or big it is a way to honor your choices and your Divine Child. Continue reading