Do you want more peace in your life? In difficult times, feeling more peace in one’s self is a powerful method for coping with stress.
Maybe you are interested in meditation but haven’t found a style that suits you, or don’t have the time to practise meditation. Modern lifestyles are not supportive of a peaceful life. Meditation is known to bring more harmony, peace and inner stillness. Many teachers say that for peace to spread, it must start from within. Humanity must have a lot of work to do with inner peace, and there is no time like now to start this process.
The Moon is both enchanting and bewildering. It can inspire the creatives and artists within us, drawing out metaphors, enabling us to see colours and shades which the naked eye cannot, imagine the fantastic and draw upon deep wells of emotion. It can also heighten sensitivity of all kinds. Don’t be surprised this month if you find yourself experiencing some confusion, fluctuating emotions or anxiety. Moon energy pulls on our emotions, bringing out what we have been feeling and perhaps repressing. It is a time when our subconscious comes to the foreground and we can no longer ignore or gloss over any fears or feelings.
According to research, our ability connect with others (our attachment style) is often defined by our childhood experiences. A recent study(Prior and Glasser) suggests that 65% of people have a secure attachment style, while the remaining 35% have an insecure attachment style. Insecure attachment can lead to a wide range of challenging emotional responses, including obsession, jealousy and other emotional ups and downs. Fortunately, this insecure attachment style can be changed through developing a deeper sense of friendship.
Take time to do more things you both enjoy doing rather than focussing on resolving feelings of anxiety and insecurity. Spend at least 10 minutes each day asking about your partners life - their stressors, new friends, interests etc. Learn to recognise, listen and relate to your partners life outside the boundaries of your own relationship.
This month, the wisdom of Temperence urges us to find a way to go with the flow of whatever is happening around and unfolding within us. This is not a passive stance but a choice to stay open to change, both externally and internally. We experience flow when we abandon our attempts to overly control our life. Our inner pulse can then sync with the outer rhythm of life. By all means, make plans and have goals, but remember to leave a little wiggle room!
The Celtic cycle of marking the first days of each season with a fire festival is pre-Christian, and an older pagan ritual also exists in Ireland for the first of August (Crom Dubh day). The four fire festivals are Imbolc (beginning of Spring, February 1st, rebirth after winter) Bealtaine (beginning of Summer, May 1st, planting of the seeds for the harvest) Lughnasadh (beginning of Fall/Autumn, August 1st, reaping of the harvest) and Samhain (beginning of Winter, November 1st, the end of the harvest, symbolic death/endings).
Leo in love, now that is quite an interesting issue to consider, seeing that the Leo individual never does or feels anything halfway in their life! Well it’s the same when it comes to love. The Leo person is basically very passionate and steadfast about their feelings. And without a doubt they will always be that way about life, and especially in the area of love and romance. They are as a rule very loyal in their love relationships and also can be very compassionate. When a Leo falls in love, he or she falls very hard and often, very quickly. Leos are full of zest and vitality when it comes to love, sex and relationships, and for this reason they give a lot - be warned though because they usually expect a lot in return.
Charli Haynes - Origin Psychic
‘I love doing readings for people. It gives me such joy to help people on their path - it gives me a sense of completeness and right livelihood.’
Some people have asked me when I discovered my psychic abilities. Well, it happened early on in childhood. I was 5 years old and I was getting information that was unusual and very accurate. My mother, who was Croatian & psychic herself encouraged this information.
I believe that all children are psychic, because they are so open, but parents put a stop to this natural ability, calling it childish and put it down to children’s imagination.
I was lucky that my mother believed me and nurtured my talent.
When my grandmother died, I was 7 years old - I actually saw her as a spirit while I was in bed one night. I was afraid at first, but quickly gained comfort from her presence. My mother had the same experience one night.
As a child, I also worked as an actress and model, which gave me the confidence to deal with many different kinds of people. I continued as a working actress & stand up comedian into my adulthood. Being psychic, it can be quite strange to be on stage as a comedian and pick up information from the audience! It was a quirky & vulnerable place to be, to say the least!
This book has had a long gestation – it’s been taking form within the cauldron of my inner world for a few years now. Ideas for a book, principally about the process of accessing our own internal wisdom have swirled around, bubbling up from time to time from the depths of my cauldron, but nothing took on a firm shape. Until one day very recently when the title ‘The Hermit’s Lantern’ emerged, and with it, quite spontaneously, an image of the framework upon which to shape the book.
Know Thyself’ - a concept implicit in the philosophy of probably all of the wisdom and spiritual traditions of the world over time. Yet what we now know, thanks to the inroads made by psychology into the workings of the human mind, is that the mysteries of the subconscious can make that process of self-knowledge a little complicated. This is where I find the tarot helps enormously, as it is a sophisticated tool which allows us to get a glimpse of what might be happening in that mysterious subconscious world of ours.
Grandmother Moon has many names in the month of July: Claiming Moon, Buck Moon, Flower Moon, Middle Summer Moon. The Sun and Moon are the largest luminaries in our day and night time, a constant in all of our lives. The Moon has no light of its own, it reflects the Sun light, helps to guide us in our darker hours, is a friend we can tell our deepest secrets to, is an enchantress that urges us to dance and laugh with abandon when she is full in the sky.