The strong winds outside powerfully illustrate the beginning phrase of the old adage, “March comes in like a lion…” Let’s hope that the last part of the phrase, “…and goes out like a lamb” is equally demonstrated.
This month marks the end of the old seasonal year and the beginning of the new seasonal year. How do we best use this powerful cyclical energy? By being mindful of the joys in our lives, no matter what form they come in. Be ever grateful for the bountiful opportunities to grow, evolve, and become what we were created for.
Plant new seeds, tend the gardens of your hopes for the future, and encourage the growth and harvest of your heart’s desire. Be fully engaged in your life and above all– do whatever it takes to acknowledge and celebrate yourself.
And remember– there is still great work to be done if we are to have and live in a just world. Now is the time to make sure that the freedoms we’ve worked so hard to keep are supported by our actions– volunteer to help keep voting rights accessible to everyone. At last count, Republican politicians in 28 states are trying to make voting more difficult for people. Let’s not let that happen!
For all of us:
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
And for now and forever:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) It’s time for you to let your innermost being express itself in the light of day. Trying to keep your secret dreams hidden from others because you’re afraid they won’t approve only makes them harder for you to access. Others will gladly help you achieve your dreams once they know what you want. Be courageous and grateful.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) You will be better off if you keep a low profile for the next few weeks. During this low-key phase, observe the others in your environment. Are they as supportive as they claim to be? Do they bring out the best in you or do they encourage the worst? It may be necessary for you to replace some of those who claim to be (but aren’t) your supporters. Please don’t hesitate to do what you know needs to be done.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You now have an opportunity to really get to know yourself and consciously welcome the part of you that has developed so beautifully over the past few years. Rather than look outside yourself for validation, look within. There you’ll find the priceless treasure of who and what you’ve become.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20 It’s time for you to take action. Almost any type of positive new action will do. You must step outside your comfort zone. Your old patterns won’t serve you any longer and a conscious decision to leave them behind will lighten your emotional load as well as make way for the new opportunities that are waiting for you.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) We live interesting times and everything is changing, including you. Follow through on your promises to yourself and you will love the results you achieve. A brand new life with the freedom and power you’ve been wanting is almost in front of you. Continue to pay attention to your Divine Guidance and comply with it—you’ll love the results of this new Divine partnership.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) You’re almost at the finish line. What you’ve been building is almost at the point of completion. Give yourself permission to be a winner and put the required extra energy into crossing the finishing line. You will be showered with acknowledgements and praise.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This is a good time to tie up loose ends. Sort through old emotions, relationships, and belief systems as well as old items and let go of what no longer serves a positive purpose in your life. By so doing, you’ll clear the way for the new, fresh energies, opportunities, and people who will be entering your life this year.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Be mindful of who and what are important to you. Allow the natural gifts of life—peace and grace—to attend to you and all of your intentions and actions. Please acknowledge yourself and all that is positive in your life. By so doing, you’ll align yourself with the energy of abundance and reap both spiritual and material rewards.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) This is a great time for you to take a break from all of those projects that you’re juggling. Long walks in nature are the best ways for you to connect with yourself and others. Don’t try to force things to happen– just flow along with the current. You’re being guided by Divine energy now and you’ll wind up in the right place every time.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You’re in a very lucky phase right now. Your vision for the future can manifest fully if you direct your energy intuitively and intellectually. By letting your heart tell you what you want and then allowing your mind to create the plan that will bring your desires to fruition is the most positive thing you can do at this time.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The choice for you now lies in knowing how to discern the energies of willingness and willfulness. Willfulness will render you immobile, unable to access your strength and power because of stubbornness or fear of change. Willingness, the ability to flow with the changes, enables you to exponentially increase your strength and power because you’re in agreement with the energy in your field. Choose wisely.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Are you feeling the pressure from the competition around you? The next couple of months will be a bit intense as you move away from feeling that you need to answer to others for your stance or position on everything. Life will become calmer as you begin to trust that the hard times are over for you. Be good to yourself and take time to enjoy the fact that you are a creator.