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The Santa Fe tourist season is springing to life: I know because there’s a sharp increase in phone messages I can’t understand. Usually it’s because a visitor’s cellphone is cutting out as they drive through the mountains and they don’t realize the numbers didn’t record. If you ever wondered why I didn’t call you back, that’s why!
Today the New Mexican announced that music and dancing at Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand will start two weeks earlier on June 21st Great news for visitors and locals alike, it’s one the best free summer scenes in America. I’ll be just coming back from Peru …I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks of spiritual teachings up in the Andes. By the way, for anyone coming to Santa Fe June 8-21, my wonderful apartment will be available for rent.
I’m updating all articles and content on my website, please check out the new articles on intuition and the intuition’s “Yes and No”. How fast life zips by and decisions have to be made, a good working relationship with one’s intuition is an invaluable asset.
Have a wonderful month wherever you are, I hope Spring or Summer brings you this way,
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(Except for May 9-16 and June 8-21, I’ll be available in Santa Fe)
Psychic Messages and Horoscopes for May 2013: Time to Raise Up
Time to raise up: Many shift their consciousness significantly into to a more loving and connected personal reality. But not without letting go of a lot. There is a pressure to shift into freedom. Individuals and nations must do something, it feels like—they feel the pressure to manifest change, and raise their level of consciousness.
May has some dizzying heighths and depths. It’s magical, and the scene of powerful changes within people, where they just let go of the past and let something new happen. Chronic procrastinators might find unusual determination. Eclipses are cosmic opportunities to exit old arenas and enter new ones.
The powerful and gusty eclipse season rages April 25th to May 25th. Our inner strength is called upon to keep up with all the changes and deadlines. Stay focused on positive goals to ground yourself. In the name of doing one’s best work, keep in mind what you want and release all your previous stories and guilt and preoccupations.
(Some people might fear what comes with release of their stories and past: emptiness. The spirits of May say: “ You’re being asked to empty yourself so that more of the light can shine through you. See what magic happens when you leave behind everything but NOW.”)
During the first full moon eclipse, I was over at a friend’s house with a couple of people, and we were consulting the house oracle, the great “I Ching Workbook” by R.L. Wing. We wanted an eclipse message and guidance around its impact on people.
The hexagram that came up was MODERATION. It described moderation in some unusual ways: “It must be understood that acting in MODERATION means not only limiting the obvious excesses, but also exposing yourself to new areas of experience.” According to the I Ching, being tolerant of everything this May, including “peoples’ weaknesses and inferior elements”—getting a lot of different experiences in without judging them and being tolerant, was the best way to navigate May.
Then I went outside to walk a few dogs and myself. Under the full moon rising in the hills east of Santa Fe, I came up with a new divination system! Hope it fits you all:
Psychic Horoscopes for May 2013
Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Don’t be hasty. Weed out the rot. Polish up what isn’t great. Don’t be heavy– travel light. Don’t tell long stories. Feel free to advise others only if you have conquered the subject yourself. A blessing from the spirit guides of the Fire Signs: “We will always be here, helping you, guiding you into the unknown. And it’s into the unknown that you should be going.”
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Any weak links in the chain stand out and need to be strengthened. Don’t be afraid to concentrate on just one thing and build it up. It’s better to be pregnant with something at which you wish to succeed, rather than be trying to push it out into the world. “Beyond belief! Amazing!” you might think about some of the things that are happening to you now.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): You are in a protected place, the right place to deal with whatever emerges in your life. “Bring it on!” should be your mantra. Bigger things want to be released from within you. This passage in your life might journey through the dark but it leads to a lighted home.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): Your spirit guide’s advice: Go to places where “they know ye not”, it’s educational and could lead to career opportunities. Wherever you are going, literally or figuratively, start to get ready. Here’s how: Step #1: DROP ALL ARGUMENTS. Step #2: DROP ALL SELF-DOUBT. Step #3: EXPECT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME, AND PLAN FOR IT.
It’s the middle of February, a “murky month”, according to my current newsletter predictions, when it’s hard to tell whether projects are dead or alive—which could apply to the “will-it-won’t-it-happen” U.S. sequester, or our slow business, or whether we’re going to find out if we got that job.
Add Mercury retrograde to that, coming up soon! It’s first cycle this year is February 23rd to March 16th(and it’s already started, the time you can expect to have to return things you bought that didn’t work, or on the plus side, get things “righter” which is more what the planets suggest this Mercury retrograde is about). FYI, the other Mercury retrograde periods this year are June 9th-25th, and October 1st-20th.
It’s a big sign from the Universe to take it one day at a time, and this period especially, we are asked to accept our workload, whatever it is. Our goals need action, the plans they generate demand implementation—one day at a time, the less multi-tasking the better, because being thorough is part of the recipe for success.
Re the sequester, it would be unusual for a large body like the government to radically alter with Saturn and Mercury retrograde, although the meaning of the planets themselves could spell out “restriction” which the sequester would bring . It is either an opportunity to stabilize or de-stabilize people…it is still murky. However, I have a lot of faith in the intelligence and will of President Obama to steer things towards stability.
Re slow business, I think in the U.S. we’re hitting bottom, consolidating, and getting stronger.
Re people looking for work: There’s no divination about obfuscatory February 2013 that looks reassuring, there looks to be a lot of anxiety floating around in the air. It’s a time to build personal strength and mind your thoughts—as Reverend James, a wise man from New Orleans once said to me behind his really dark glasses, “The direction you look is the way you are going.” I got the impression that in August, people were collectively and generally more positive about their prospects.
An important message from the stars now is that it’s really easy to see what’s out of order and what needs to be done—what is lacking, and how to fix it. The celestial phenomena also causes a lot of emotion to arise, as truth is revealed. This time has the potential to bring out the strength in us, to help us go about what needs to be done in a balanced way, mindful of our goals but considerate of how we work best.
President’s Day, February 18th, has striking planetary moves: The Sun enters Pisces moments after the moon and Jupiter conjunct in Gemini (Oh, the dreams we will have!), and then get-it-right Saturn goes retrograde, meaning we all will come to see how to make things stronger in our lives, and we may be stripped of what we can’t take care of, too. This planetary movement is one impetus for 2013 exhortation, “Simplify”.
Here’s a horoscope for President’s Day, and it addresses first people with goals and creative projects, and then everyone:
“Anyone trying to manifest something with a lot of moving parts, is going to get a big leg up from the planets. Its a special sign for people who are quite far along in their creations and projects, that elements can pull together like never before, to create something never seen! People get it right that have been trying a long time. At the same time, anything getting in anyone’s way stands out like a sore thumb and must be dealt with, it’s a time to weed and prune. Seeing what needs to be done to get things right just got easy.”
Note about the next Magic Circle Intuition Class: The next class is February 28th, Venus conjunct Neptune, a very good day for psychic and healing energy work.
Elissa Heyman, Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing, 505-982-3294, in person and by phone, Santa Fe, NM, Visa/MC, www.elissaheyman.com
There are a lot of different things that can block intuition. This article discusses two: early childhood experiences, and other peoples’ opinions.
What do people need to know about their intuition, first and foremost? You are born with it, it is part of the original design. It is not acquired through practice, or some process, although practice and processes, especially visualization techniques, help to develop it.
Intuitive flashes, psychic dreams, and other consciousness phenomena like deja vu, happen automatically. The way us humans are designed, in the blink of an eye we can see farther than the present, and through appearances to a deeper truth.
What happens to a lot of people, judging from thirty plus years of clients, is that they are dissuaded early on from using their intuition. Early precognitive abilities blurted out into a fearful world of adults not set up to deal with, for instance, death, can cause people to turn off their extra sensory perception. Many times I’ve heard tales of what happens when little kids announce something like, “Grandma’s going to go to heaven next week”. People around generally have a bad reaction, and the kid can end up feeling they have somehow harmed Grandma and hastened her death.
The intuition can also get turned off because it caters and speaks for our uniqueness, and diverse creatures that we are, the intuition (speaking for the heart) can demand some pretty bold action on the way to making our unique dreams come true. We “don’t listen to ourselves” and turn off the inner voice’s demands out of fear of change.
Distrust of the intuition will happens if we’ve absorbed society’s distrust and disapproval of our unique needs and path. The intuition only speaks for what’s right for its owner.
When it’s turned on and we’re listening, it has the ability to guide us to our uniquely fulfilling destination. That’s its primary function. It makes sense, us all being different, that we have a unique navigating system. It leads us to experiences that help us grow in consciousness, and navigates us, through communication in many different languages, to the richest experience of life we can come up with.
Cultures ancient and modern have wise sayings about “follow your heart”. People everywhere recognize the inner guidance system is superior to any for making important life choices. Movies teach us this lesson plot after plot, as our stars make the heartfelt, tough choices.
Sometimes our own lives get just as dramatic around what the intuition has to say. Your family and friends are in horror that you’re moving to Africa? But night after night you dream of the continent’s invitation…that you’ll grow there. It’s twenty years later, and you’re living your dream in Africa. This is why people are happy to follow their “irrational” intuition.
Uncover your own blocks to the intuition, one by one, and let it take you where you really want to go!
Next time: Imagination and Intuition
This article refers to the last couple of days’ exciting planetary interactions..here’s a psychic hit on how it affects us:
The full moon eclipse and Neptune stationary/retrograde made for a weird day outside in Santa Fe–an unsettling gray sky and dropping temperatures.
This full moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius makes the truth come out of a situation, and likely, the revealed truth can change or end that road, so a new one can be taken. The truth shall set you free more than usual now.
Almost at the same time, Neptune goes retrograde, advising caution: “When in doubt, don’t.” Question a business deal? Your future neighborhood? When in doubt, don’t invest in anything.
Resistance: Resistance to change is super-tenacious now. There are famous cases of collective resistance from the past: people getting killed for saying the world was round; we could have our modern equivalents. Both collective and individual resistance to change will be a challenge.
Encouragement to deal with individual resistance to personal change: If a person can listen to their changing truth with acceptance, they’ll receive new plans and a lighter being. (You can try the guided imagery exercise, “Teacher on the Beach” to listen to your own spiritual guidance…mid-June, a new exercise will be up to try as well.)
For more about the next few weeks, read yesterday’s article here
My Fall 2011 newsletter highlighted a recent find just a few minutes south of Santa Fe, the Leonora Curtin wetlands. Right off I-25, you can birdwatch, hike, and enjoy its lush scenery and views. There’s two more weekends to explore it! Here’s an excerpt describing what you’ll find:
“I took a drive to the Leonora Curtin wetland preserve just a few miles south of town–a wonderland of diverse ecosystems, huge trees, a little lake, and inviting picnic tables. Even though it’s close to the highway, I don’t remember hearing traffic noise. Now with the cottonwoods about to blaze like gold and all the wildflowers in bloom, it will only get more delightful…it’s open until October 30th. Click here for details.”
Last week I was in Chicago, this week in Boston, and Fall hasn’t quite hit–the trees are still pretty green here. The most amazing sight so far is the old Chicago public library. Now it’s a cultural center, with huge high-ceilinged galleries and Tiffany glass mosaic decorating the walls: pink mother of pearl, gold-backed green Italian glass and cerulean blue, each little piece cut and placed by hand.
Later I walked along the shore of Lake Michigan, where people were salmon fishing. The coho salmon come in the fall, leaping out of the water right in front of all the weekenders, enormous silvery-pink fish. People were catching what looked like $50 salmon out there!
What turns out to have been very good preparation for these times are all the mind-body-spirit integration trends of the last thirty years, such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises…because things are getting really chaotic! The intensity of energy and the feeling that everything is speeding up, makes it doubly important to have a peaceful inner inner space to be in. Fortunately, there’s been a proliferation of resources and practices for anyone wanting to stay centered and productive, just let your interest level guide you to which one to try.
On the radio last month I channeled a message about how people need to create a refuge for themselves in the midst of whatever chaos is going on around them. Basically, the way to stay in balance is to go “in”. If you’ve never tried it before, it’s not too late…energy balancing practices in this quickend atmosphere brings results. Just like the world is changing fast, so can any one of us!
Another consciousness tool is having a clear understanding of your intuition’s “yes’ and “no”. Your intuition is assigned to guide you to your unique growth experiences, or warn you when you are headed towards a dead end. Being able to trust your guts is priceless: to know how you feel on an intuitive level about moving one way or another when things are changing, when you may need to make a decision you didn’t expect, or take a leap of faith. We all have this basic ability to tune in to our inner self’s “yes” and “no”. \
All about NO:
Intuition, being independent of the ego, can give you a “no” reading about something your mind says you should be excited about. The ego self-identity reacts to social pressures and your own expectations. The intuition responds to the energy something actually gives off, rather than expectations or hypothetical circumstances.
The whole world can think an opportunity is great, it’s a huge honor, but you are wary. For some reason at the mention of this fabulous promotion, your familiar “no” feelings are present. You are curiously unenthusiastic…your body is hanging back and your stomach just tightened. Your breathing is shallow. Even though your senses register that you’re disappointing people, you tell your boss you’re going to sleep on it.
There are many NO natural body responses. Typically, it feels like a dimming of light and energy, a physical contraction, a sense of something not going anywhere, a lack of connection or substance. “No” might also bring up anxiety, tension, and fear. On a basic physical level, it is a contraction somewhere or a loss of energy. Whatever it is, there will be many more “no’s” to follow if you don’t heed, because the intuition doesn’t give up.
All about YES:
A “yes” is opposite to NO in that it feels stabilizing, peaceful, energizing, or expansive. It can also be a sense of simplicity: You see the used car for sale in the distance…the lines please you, its paint sparkles, you drive it and in three minutes you’ve already stopped thinking about whether you’re going to buy it, it’s your car. (You go on to drive the car for 13 years with virtually no problems.) “Yes” is something that gives you a solid feeling, that you have no problem with, that generates creative ideas, that seems fun, that makes you feel lighter, that makes your body feel safe, that makes your heart open up or impels you to reach out.
If any of you have your own impressions for “yes” and “no” to share, please comment!
Elissa Heyman, Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing, in person/by phone, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-982-3294. New website! www.elissaheyman.com