Mars Retrograde

Awakening Souls Energy Insider: July 2018 Edition

Awakening Souls Energy InsiderIt’s July which just happens to be this Leo woman’s Birthday month! July’s flowers are the Water Lily/Lotus Flower and the Larkspur. They are not only beautiful but hold great symbolism.

Water Lilies and Lotus flowers represent rebirth and optimism as they return to waterways after the rains, even if they dried up the previous season. They also represent what is true, good and beautiful, including peace and spiritual enlightenment. To me, this represents hope that what seemingly will never return will bloom again.

Larkspurs are sweet and joyful sprinkled with a wee bit of lighthearted, carefree summer days. I sense a theme here and I’m good with it.

I’m choosing to hold space for all that is good and beautiful to prevail in these tumultuous times. I hope you’ll join me in holding space for a rebirth of peace, kindness and love.


Featured Reading:
Your Birth Agreement

What better way to celebrate my birthday than to offer YOU a reading about your birth agreement.

In this reading I will look at your birth agreements which include what you came here to do, why you chose your parents and why they chose you.

This information speaks directly to clearing a path for you to connect with your soul’s purpose this lifetime.

Note: Feel free to choose from a 90, 60 or 30 minute session. All you have to do is schedule and mention you’d like this month’s featured reading. There seems to be confusion about how to schedule these readings.

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July Musings

July MusingsWhat a month this is going to be! Many Astrologers are calling this the Summer of Retrograde. In addition to Mars (already) in Retrograde, and Mercury entering Retrograde on July 25th we will have a Full Blood Moon lunar eclipse. It’s a bit like lions and tigers and bears. Oh,my!

Yes, the energy is all over the map, so to speak and we’ve all been feeling the heat. I know some like it hot but I also know others do not.

Of course, I’m not talking about the weather. There are those who exist on chaos and division and it’s possible that you are taking on some of that energy. Fear is running rampant and it is challenging to figure out how much of it is ours and how much is not. If you’re feeling isolated, frustrated, angry and lashing out, you might also be feeling the early effects of Mars Retrograde.

A quick note about July 4th:

I’m almost afraid to write anything about a holiday that is supposed to be a celebration of freedom but it’s important to open a conversation so we can begin the process of bridging the divide between “us” and “them.” It’s not about “us” and “them”. It’s about WE.

“July 4 1776 “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Let us all work towards establishing justice, promoting the general welfare and securing the blessings of liberty for ALL.

Retrograde SummerMars Retrograde

All planets at one time or another go retrograde. This is when they seem to move backwards.

Astrologically speaking when a planet goes retrograde we experience a slow down of forward motion in our lives; We are given the opportunity to create great change as we review and recharge.

Mars Retrograde June 26-August 27

Mars, the planet of action, motivation and desires, began it’s retrograde cycle on June 26th. If you’ve experienced a lack of motivation or apathy, feeling sluggish or impatient this is why.

Mars in Retrograde gives us the opportunity to take pause and reflect on our actions.Are our actions in alignment with our vision and purpose? Do our actions have clear intent that supports what we wish to create? What are WE putting out into the world?

Mars rules over emotions like anger, conflict, and frustration so if you’re holding on and resisting them, this retrograde period may cause them to be released. The good news (yes, there’s good news!) is that when Mars is in Retrograde the energy slow down will allow you to be more mindful. This will be especially helpful in your communications this month.

All actions, and our intent behind those actions, have consequences and those consequences are either in alignment with our vision and supporting us or not. As with all retrogrades it’s best to pause, reset, regroup, recharge, re-energize and reflect.

Mercury Retrograde July 26-August 19:

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So, when Mercury is retrograde, stay flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. You can’t stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be ready for angrier people and miscommunication.

Some people blame Mercury retrograde for “bad” things that happen in their lives. Instead, take this time to sit back and check where you put your energy in your life.”~Farmers Almanac

Just as with the Mars Retrograde this is a gift of slow down. Take advantage of it! Here’s a post I wrote about using The Power of Mercury Retrograde for Self-Healing.

(You might also consider joining me for the How to Thrive During Mars & Mercury Retrograde meditation workshop. You’ll have everything you need to get you through! Please visit my website meditation workshop page for details.

Summary:

Yay for the retrogrades giving us time to pause, practice patience, and all the RE’s. Relax, review, recharge, etc. It’s time to breathe, forgive and, as I mentioned in the opening, hold space for a rebirth of love, tolerance, inclusion, kindness and peace.This month is a month to be aware of what we’re putting out into the Universe.

It is a time to connect with all that is good and beautiful within our being so we can join together to effortlessly hold space for all that is good and beautiful in the world.

There will be plenty of time to enjoy the of summer days. For now it’s time to take a breath. Find joy in the lush green of a forest or meadow or the beauty in a babbling brook or mountain stream. Enjoy the summer festivals, loving moments with family and friends and of course celebrate YOURSELF and all that you are!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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SIMON SAYS! It’s a control game….

simonsaysRemember the game “Simon Says” from when you were a child? Would you like to play? Come on, humor me, it’s just a fun little game.

The rules of the game are simple. You can only do what “Simon” tells you to do.

Simon says raise your left hand. Simon says put your hands on your hips. Simon says touch your toes.

Simon says touch your nose.  Simon says clap your hands. Simon says blink your eyes. Touch your head. Simon says wiggle your toes. Simon says “say HOORAH!”

Wasn’t that fun?! Did you do everything Simon said? Maybe you found it silly or maybe you simply smiled as you reconnected with a bit of your inner child. (If you didn’t play that’s ok, read on anyway.)

Now let me ask you something, did you touch your head? Did Simon say to do it? If you didn’t touch your head you get to stay in the game. If you did touch your head, you’re out. Bye. Don’t feel bad though. You were just humoring me right? It’s just a silly game….or is it?

From the time we are born we are “taught” to follow the rules, do what we’re told, mind our manners, don’t speak until we are spoken to.  We asked permission to do something or we waited for someone to tell us what to do.  Of course, this is good for children but what happens when the control programming carries over into our adult life?

The game “Simon Says” illustrates how easily we can be programmed to follow the rules and allow others to control us. Simon, the control, tells us to do something and we do it. If Simon doesn’t say it…well, we lost. We failed. We’re out of the game and effectively out of the group.

No one WANTS to lose when their FRIENDS are still playing and so, early on, we figure out that the next time we play the game, all we have to do is make sure that we listen intently to “Simon” the control. We don’t do anything unless Simon Says we should.

Do you, or did you, have a “Simon” in your life? Are you waiting for Simon to say you can DO something? Do you find yourself following the leader so you are part of a group?  Do you spend time responding to rules that may not even apply in present time?

Did you, or are you currently, following someone else’s “rules” or, more importantly, are you still following imaginary rules and playing the game therefore allowing yourself to be controlled by them? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions or you recognize there has been a control at work in your life, maybe it’s time to clear the energy.

If you’re not clear on what I’m taking about think back to a time when an authority figure said to you “Stop it! You’re out of control.” (If no one has ever said that to you, or you haven’t felt that way at some point consider yourself lucky.)

Once you remember that moment ask yourself whose control were you out of? (That’s a hint that maybe the person who said you were out of control meant you were out of their control.) When you become aware of and release the control or “Simon says” pictures that are indeed a part of all of us, you begin to heal a part of you that stops you from being who you truly are.

As you release more “Simons” and stop playing the game you find your freedom and become senior in your space. You are present and in charge as the authority and creator. You come alive with possibilities!

We’ve all allowed ourselves to be controlled or programmed at one time or another but when we start living a more awakened life, those controls hinder and instead of help. If you’re having a challenge with this…I’ll help you out. SIMON SAYS find your freedom!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant Visionary, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.