Its no secret that a large segment of todays population feel completely alienated and disconnected from the idea of politics. For most of us, politics is associated with stuffy old men in suits pontificating in parliament, removed from the everyday concerns of ordinary people. It’s a world where promises are easily made and just as easily broken. Its easy to to simply wish a plague on all their houses, and retreat back into worries of everyday life - paying rent, looking after the kids etc. Yet, as much as we might try and retreat, we cant ignore that many problems of the world that do have a direct impact on our life - global warming, environmental degradation, growing economic inequality, war, crime and job insecurity - just to name a few. These problems can seem too big and complex for any one individual to resolve. We know that politicians are doing a terrible job at handling it, but we don’t feel any sense of our own power to change the situation. What can we do other than distract ourselves in the everyday concerns of life and hope for the best?
Its hardly gossip that Los Angeles born Andrew Garfield, and stylish movie starlet Emma Stone fiercely guard their privacy. No cryptic Twitter updates or Hello magazine exclusives mean we know very little about the inner workings of their relationship. Can the stars reveal more than this celeb couple are willing to let on?
Your connection with Angels does not have to be something that happens in the midst of tragedy. Angels do not have to be seen as human being like figures with wings that fly above. Rather it is easier sometime to see angels as beings of celestial of light that exist like you and I and that have a role to support us to be the people we are meant to be and to live more deeply from out sense of divinity. You can connect with Angels on a daily basis it is just a case of consciously making the connection. More often these beings of light want to connect with us.
Hope is one of those emotions that can lift us up, keep us moving forward on this journey of life. We all want to see a better world manifested for all of us, and it is hope for that future outcome, manifesting now, that I made this Crystal Grid.
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.