by Michelle Lea McCann
How many times have you looked at the clock and seen the numerals 11 11? This numerological configuration is linked to our DNA. Basically, it triggers activation of ascension in the observer. If it is noticed, it is not by chance—there’s no co-incidence; just a reminder to wake up. It’s time to embrace who you are and why you came here. It is a siren call to light-workers who have come to earth with a specific purpose.
The universe is supporting any change of a positive nature. It is as if there is extra buoyancy, as in salt-water swimming. The liquid intelligence is like a syrupy amniotic fluid and gestation is nearly complete.
Any spiritual feeling or experience is physically made manifest in any form we choose, as it is already but for our recognition of it. Belief systems of a non-dualistic nature make this quantifiable. A belief system that is not limited by duality knows this is so. knows the true nature of manifestation.
Make your last choice between the ‘two’ as they fade to shades of gray to reveal rainbows. Choose to continue to believe in “two-ness” such as Bad v Good, Black v White—or relinquish control (which is really only illusion) and express the urge to explore well past your fears. No longer having to choose between opposites, you find that a belief that there are no longer dualities disassembles a multitude of fears: failure, (by whose definition, anyway?), scarcity, pain and anguish—all stripped of their past energy and substance now crumble, as they were built on the disintegrating energy of the third dimension. Read more »
by Michelle Lea McCann
Each and every creature must have begged and run to the front of the line to go to Earth, the only planet of free will and polarities, where life is much like a game involving each of us, including all the flora and fauna. We all made contracts with many other souls to gather as many experiences as possible in order to have the lessons we planned fulfilled. Your higher self chose all of it; so, as the veil between here and there is thinning, the soul’s amnesia is wearing off. A labyrinth of experiences—love v hate, feeding v hunger, bleed v cry—ultimately leads to joy, bliss, and everything we could possibly desire. It’s all here for us. It is much like a trip: you may be delayed, or your flight might be cancelled, but you’re on your way. You’re intending a trip to Hawaii but lose your friend’s luggage and passport and end up broke in Fiji—only to find your soul mate.Everything is connected and happens for a reason, right down to the last, most minuscule detail. You even chose your paper boy—see where I am going with this? We all had enthusiasm and information as we entered the hosts we chose to be parents; then swoosh! Through the birth canal, only to be horrified at the face staring down upon the screeching baby that was you, lost in the amnesia of your soul. So when will you begin the process of remembering who you are, why you came and why you decided to be born to these parents, these siblings, this culture? All to play the game of life! To get a shot at reconciling seeming opposites into a whole that contains opposing forces in balance.
by Michelle Lea McCann
The Rising Sign or Ascendant in a person’s chart represents the most eastern sign rising on the horizon where you were born. The exact geography, day and time (within fifteen minutes) is the doorman to the first and twelfth houses in a natal chart. It falls right between the first house, which represents the most powerful aspect, your sun sign, and the sense of self. The twelfth house represents death and rebirth, sorrow, secrets and self-undoing. It affords a first impression as well as having to do with the masks we wear, consciously and unconsciously.
When a person is described as a hard-ass, a softy or a little dangerous, such footnotes are usually provided by someone who has known the person well, right? That‘s what the ascendant is like. It’s what people may suspect when they first meet you–it just may be the essence of you.
Someone with an Aries ascendant may often be the first to say, “Let’s do it!” Aries is the pioneering one, impatient and independent enough to say, “I’ll go on ahead; seeya when you get there.” Aries’ direct opposite, Libra, as an ascendant seeks balance, wants to please people, sometimes painstakingly weighing everything to the point of indecision. (Did I mention I have a Libra ascendant?)
Then there’s Taurus the Obvious. Here’s a boss on your hands, a formidable opponent in any endeavour–all in good humour yet a bit domineering. The bull’s opposite is Scorpio. As an ascendant, this energy will most likely manifest in a passionate, clever, private, secretive possessive style. Gemini ascendant lends a person great style and flair; usually this one’s the life of the party and is sometimes fickle. (Both Scorpio and Gemini are more carnally inclined, so to speak.)
Sagittarius ascendant has an authoritative gentleness and the innate ability to intuit foods that are right for oneself and loved ones. These archers are great photographers. Read more »
by Michelle Lea McCann
Opportunity has befallen the earth disguised as scarcity, lack, death and decomposition—it’s actually all part of the re-birth of the new earth energy grid. It’s a bit like renovating your house while living in it, except this is a natural process in the cyclical order of things. Way back, people did just fine with a barter system and sharing. We didn’t cry and panic when the ocean tides changed; we didn’t wonder if the sun would make it out to the sky the next morning or whether there would be enough air to go around.Money is energy and we and, like everything else, are attached to it. We are all connected to everything else via “etheric cords”—you can’t see them. People have many cords, even from relatives they haven’t even met, still attached to their etheric bodies, either draining power or flowing in positive energy. Positive or negative, energy is always shared among people, places and things. Once we realize this, we may decide with conscious intent what kind of attachment or cord-energy exchange we want to experience with this entity. Sentient or not, it’s all energy. It is wise to attach cords of a positive nature to whatever we wish to attract, while not giving attention to whatever we don’t wish to attract: the law of attraction will do the rest. Just put forth the intention to be in constant conscious contact with your higher self, whatever your sustaining source of energy is. Everyday, again and again, ask, and be willing to cut cords of negative attachments.
This 18th century Icelandic manuscript drawing shows the twelve astrological houses with signs for the locations of the planets, the Sun, and the Moon.
By Michelle Lea McCann
Last issue, we explored key appointments to each sign in astrology: the masculine and feminine polarities, the elemental aspects of each sign, and each sign’s specific quality. This issue addresses the twelve houses and the significance of cusps.
As the zodiacal wheel goes around the earth in one year, the date the sun enters each sign may vary a little to allow for the north and southern hemispheres. You may have noticed these discrepancies listed in periodicals. To know exactly what date the suns enters a sign, one should consult an ephemeris, which is an astrologer’s almanac listing the exact planetary positions for each day of that year.
For 2008, the sun enters Aries, March 20; Taurus, April 19; Gemini, May 20; Cancer, June 20; Leo, July 22; Virgo, August 22; Libra, Sept 22; Scorpio, October 22; Sagittarius, November 22; Capricorn, December 21; Aquarius, January 20; and Pisces, February 19.
A cusper may embody characteristics of the sign prior to the cusp (Latin for point) or after, by about five days. A cusper may feel strongly influenced one way or the other and, depending on the position of the moon and other planets, behave as one or the other sign. For example, I was born January 26th; so I am a wild and crazy Aquarius-with the sobriety of a Capricorn! In other words, I may feel guilty for my Aquarian antics but my Virgo-cusp-Libra moon has me feeling either way…half of the time…maybe. It’s all so very simple, it’s complicated! Some astrologers say a cusp can be up to ten days either way, a big slice of the thirty degrees in each sign, or house. Read more »
Michelle Lea McCann
It is important to remember this: although humans have destroyed much of Earth, she has been in a constant state of self-repair. She is infinite and ascending, with or without us, To think we are powerful enough to kill her off first is ridiculous. The Earth will take care of herself. She loves no one creature, sentient or otherwise, more or less—this is why we have to for-give. Give for her, give gratitude and love, to be better able to carry on.
Since the return of the Divine Feminine, all the humans are treating her with the respect and love she has given us. It is a balancing time. With all the hits Earth has taken, a tsunami, earthquake, or flood seems a small punishment for the reckless, irresponsible children we have been. To make a mockery of the gifts that are ours, thinking we could create nature by destroying it, is heinous. People who keep the old energy of greed are lost in finite delusions based on gain without balance. Those who insist on lounging in the old energy of duality will perish.
The Earth has been steeped in a dense third-dimensional illusion of reality which we humans created. It’s time to move into a perspective of unity and oneness, with mastery of the Now. In the Now, there is no duality; in the infinite love that Mother Earth gives us, there is no duality. It is only man and woman who de-sided. In the Now, as above, so below; as within, so without. Stop de-siding and get on the side that’s winning. There is no debate anymore about whether we have to smarten up. Read more »
by Michelle Lea McCann
How does one pay homage to the most dynamic of elements?
“FIRE!!”, “You’re fired!” “Fire it up!” “It’s so hot, I’m on fire” Clearly we fear and respect the word even before we know its story.
Let’s light up the fire signs for a moment. We’ll refer to the element to understand the signs, and the signs in turn will help us understand the element.
Each of the three fire signs holds a unique, fiery energy. Aries (a cardinal sign) is the first fire sign on the wheel, ruled by Mars, the “fiery planet”.
'Leo, the second (fixed) fire sign, is ruled by the Sun, our fiery centre, our source—we all benefit from this luminary, whether we have our sun position in Leo or not. Sagittarius (a mutable sign), ruled by benevolent Jupiter, is the last of the fire signs on the astrological wheel.
If you remember someone you know who is an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius you may be having some revelations here. A great many innovative actors, entertainers, and inventors are born under one of these three signs. They’re, well, metaphorically on fire; so sometimes, taming the flame may be an issue; a person could be consumed by any of these passionate creatures. Aries is an explosive but innocent fire, quick to heat, but also quick to cool. Leo is a magnanimous though self-centered fire. Sagittarius is a complex fire: they’ll argue this, but Sagittarius can be the most dangerous. Their self-aware fire has its eyes on the horizon. Noam Chomsky is a perfect example of Sagittarian grace under fire. Look him up.
In many ways, with the fire signs, as with fire itself, one must manipulate and even capitulate to get what one needs. Just as with fire, the cost of disrespect can be extreme.
Capitulate: to surrender, especially under agreed conditions. Read more »
Take one part hydrogen and two parts oxygen—what you get is the vessel through which all life flows. Water puts out fire; makes earth mud. The airy element becomes mist or rain.
Water is life or death, the most powerful element, so versatile yet so fragile. This element founds all that is, as manifested in fountains for drinking, viewing, hearing and the healthful negative ions it adds to the atmosphere. For therapy, value steam caves, or take a simple facial when you open the dishwasher and enjoy its sterilizing steam. Water is the cooler of beverages and preserves food and resources by merely lowering the surrounding temperature.
At 0° Celsius, water becomes a solid; at 99.97° a cooking and sterilizing agent. Water as steam powers vehicles—this is the power of water. Our bodies are made up of approximately 80% water, the hydrator and quencher of thirst. In the last twenty years, it has taken over as the #1 choice of beverage—it’s what your body wants most. Our precious oceans our lakes are not to be taken for granted or abused.
Although Water seems moody under the influence of gravitational forces, in its crystalline structure, it is an accurate and beautiful holder of information. Yet Water seems sensitive to the positive or negative influences of the collective unconscious. Dr. Masaru Emoto (author of Messages in Water) has found that when water is blessed by a Zen Buddhist monk, and then frozen, in a laboratory, it creates surreal shapes, “snowflake-like” in appearance, which can only be described as of breathtaking beauty. In contrast, if the water is subject to negative words and threats, the shapes resemble cancer cells under a microscope. Dr. Emoto is continuing his research on the power of water and its ability to store and respond to information. Read more »
More of a Shift
Inventions are based upon the level of acceptance in a particular group or incorporation. New ideas are a result of the Infinite Mind downloading to individuals. Many are being called to their posts. Some of us have done a 360 degree in our lives or are about to. Being drawn to a certain geographical location, feeling guided and becoming aware of the connections everything has to everything and everyone else. It’s not even so much as we have changed. It’s been more of a shift so we’ve settled in like a transferred sleeping child that stirs between the car and the bed. Sometimes the kid wakes up screaming. Its all part of the process of the old shedding before the new can be revealed. So painful, so natural, so beautiful.
Love and Light Michelle Lea McCann