How to Keep the Wind in Your Sails...
Good news! Mars moves into Leo on the 20th, bringing back our ambition and drive to move us forward with our practices and goals. Now we have energy behind us, filling our sails to support our next steps.
If on the 15th through the 18th this month you feel a bit out-of-control and emotional, know these are the results of Venus being weak in Cancer. This planetary shift from Gemini to Cancer gives us another opportunity to heal our relationships with others and to find acceptance and peace within ourselves. During these three days, you may feel like a ship with the wind in your sails, but without a rudder.
It may be a wild ride, so continue with your practices and avoid arguments. Being right does not bring you closer to experiencing commonality and acceptance. Sometimes, taking a deep breath and saying nothing is much more life-affirming (for you!) than interjecting your opinion (which is your truth, but not necessarily "the" truth) and opening the door to conflict.
Don’t be easily provoked or aggressive. Avoid arguments. You are being forewarned
This is an ideal time to use your spiritual practices and observe your outer and inner world with your attention on wholeness instead of picking things apart. Perceive your life from a global perspective and do not react. This can be harder to do than say, but now is the time to practice compassionate acceptance and the willingness to allow for differences. If you are surrounded by good, loving, imperfect people, focus on their goodness instead of picking at what they lack. Remember, it is easier to pick something apart than to put it back together again. So leave it be and let it go. Save your mind at all costs.
As we mentioned in our blog last week, Saturn is still afflicted by Rahu until September. This is a slow-moving transit that will help us all continue to reassess our commitments and deepen our spiritual focus. Truly, those of you who read this blog regularly or follow us on Facebook and Instagram Live know that we are making this major paradigm shift with you. We are all moving away from what we have known and responded to based on past references and conditioned responses, to being more present and grounded in action and choosing what we do want. We are keeping our attention on current events as they are happening NOW and taking steps forward trusting the path that is in front of us to take. This subtle shift in awareness IS the key to our capability to manifest. Manifestation occurs in the Present Moment Where All Things Happen.
Focus on your intentions…and stay present…
Attune to your heart’s longing using these powerful mantras below to stay true to your course as we navigate this changing and somewhat challenging terrain through the rest of summer and into the fall…
Mantras to sustain you for smooth sailing…
“O salutations to the auspicious one!”
“When there is peace, love, and harmony in all the five elements then, there is bliss and there is joy not just within you, but also around you.”
This is a mantra and breathing exercise in one!
Om Namah Shivaya
Om Na-ma She-vai-ya
Mrityunjaya – The Mukti Mantra
From the Rig Vedas, this is known as one of the most powerful Lord Shiva chants there is, to the extent of warding off untimely death.
This mantra is also known to:
Strip away fear
Bestow a holistic healing effect
OM Tryambakam yajamahe Sugandhim pushti vardhanam Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat
Om tra-yam-BA-kam ya- jaa-MA-he
Su-gan-dhim pu-shti-var- dha-NAM
Ur-vaa-ru-ka-mi-va ban- DHA-naat
“We call in Ganesh, the remover of all obstacles.”
This mantra is best used when you are feeling blocked from what you deserve, for the time that life hits a challenging rough patch. Ganesh, the elephant-headed giant is coming to your rescue.
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
Om Gung (rhymes with “rung”) Gana-pat-ta-yay Na-ma-ha
🕉 The FULL MOON on the 23rd is called the Buck Moon and will be at its fullest at 10:37PM Eastern Time. Why the name Buck Moon? During this time of year, male deer antlers are in full growth mode!
Did you know that each year a deer sheds their antlers and grows new ones? Not only that, but they come back bigger and better each year around.
🕉 Next week, instead of Mantra Mondays on the 19th we will be having a Full Moon Altar Celebration on Zoom – same time as Mantra Mondays, but on Zoom: @11am PT. We have a brand new giveaway for signing up and joining us I hope you will enjoy it!!! It is one several of you requested I create and I thought it would make the perfect gift!🎁
🕉 Check out my birthday fundraiser on my personal Facebook page – The Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project.
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project provide free legal and social services to detained adults and children under threat of deportation. I picked this as my birthday fundraiser because this cause is dear to my heart. Living in San Diego county, I have seen the impact of deportation and the government’s treatment of children and their parents. Join me in providing funding to this reputable organization. Even a $10 donation will make a meaningful difference.
Specials of the Month
* Personal Power Mantra Mp3 audio recording – (retail: $21)
* Mantra Bead Necklace – (retail: $25)
* Keystone – (retail: $20)
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We’re excited to see you for our Full Moon Ceremony on Monday, July 19th on Zoom!!
Until next time, continue to shine brightly!