It’s September and “the hour is upon us.” That phrase is defined thusly: The situation has reached a point where there is no turning back– we must deal with it accordingly!
September, like August, is starting out with a dynamic full moon on the 2nd! This month is a harvest month; it’s time to take a good look at the crop you’ve been growing all year and determine if you’re satisfied with the results. If you are, then admire and enjoy the fruits of your labors. If you aren’t satisfied, now’s the time to make the important changes that will yield the “crop” that reflects and nurtures you.
As you know, John Lewis, a great warrior who dedicated his life to making sure that we all have a better quality of life, died a few weeks ago.
He encouraged us to “Get in the way” of the evil in the world– to block it with our hearts, minds, and bodies. His instructions to us, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America,” bear memorizing, repeating, and obeying. His admonition was never more true than it is today.
So, I repeat, if you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?
Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. Another John Lewis quote, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”
The hour is at hand…
Your message as you move through this period of assessment comes in the form of a quote or affirmation. Write or print it out, memorize it, put it on your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, and/or the dashboard of your car. Be conscious of and contemplate its message and meaning to you at this very pivotal time of the year.
For all of us:
“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
Anthon St. Maarten
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress
“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
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” “Tap into your particular genius.” Albert Einstein
EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Be willing to be right and be willing to be wrong if you want to create something new.” Sheilaa Hite
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “How you think determines how you handle things, including stress. Thus, how you think determines how healthy you are. So, it’s really up to you.” Aram Rasa Taghavi
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr, “Embrace the things you cannot change, and turn them into opportunities.”
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry van Dyke
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Love is necessary for a healthy life. It’s as essential as food and water; practice daily loving everyone around you.” Aram Rasa Taghavi
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A.A. Milne, “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” Bill Waterson. “There is great benefit in just being!”
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time — help someone else.” Chinese proverb
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters — 204 if you’re in Japan.” Claire Cook, “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” C. Joybell
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured… Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” Susan Cain
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you’ll ever know.” A.A. Milne