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FROM POWERPATH SCHOOL OF SHAMANISM Full Moon – Eclipse Update

FROM POWERPATH SCHOOL OF SHAMANISM

Full Moon – Ecliplse Update
11-26-12
Dear Friends,

The full moon with a lunar eclipse is Wednesday, November 28 at 7:46 AM MST (Mountain Standard Time). This is a very potent moon and the eclipse is a marker for deep change. Celebrate. Do something higher centered and involving art or music or nature or love. Engage in physical life fully and appreciate every moment. This is a good moon to pray for what you want. There is a window of manifesting something of the heart, something new you never thought you could have.

This moon launches the final stretch of preparation for a new cycle to begin. Between now and the winter solstice on December 21 is a crucial time of letting go, revisiting priorities, separating yourself from what is not in your best interest, and reaching for a higher vibration in all things. Think of this time as the final exams before graduating from whatever group of lessons we agreed to as represented in the current cycle.

The new cycle will be like starting a new school; a lot of unknowns and some degree of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty as well as a commitment to do your best. Meet it with enthusiasm and openness instead of fear. And be as prepared as possible.

Blessings,

Lena

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January Monthly Forecast from The Power Path: Destabilization

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By Lena Stevens
www.thepowerpath.com

For a more specific overview of the trends for 2012 please order our Mp3 or CD of TRENDS 2012 (link here).

The main theme for January is Destabilization. The secondary attributes are Interruptionand Disruption.

This month you will experience a movement and destabilization that will feel initially like everything is out of balance. Think of how it would feel if you were standing on solid ground and suddenly the horizon tipped or the earth moved slightly. Those of you who have experienced an earthquake may be somewhat familiar with that feeling. What happens is that the instinctive center opens up, releasing all of your survival information all at once in order to give you access to what might be useful to navigate the situation.

When the instinctive center opens up, it may cause temporary anxiety and a sensation of danger. It can also bring up old fears that have long been buried. There could also be an adrenalin rush or a sense of physical discomfort where relaxation seems impossible. Reactions could also include a loss of appetite or unconscious binge eating. It is an upset due to what has seemed stable being turned sideways.

Destabilization can show up in many aspects of your life and we would like to point out that the purpose of it is positive in the end. Your experience of this month will be directly related to how you accept, navigate and allow for the disruption. You will have an opportunity to move yourself from one experience into another through the rip in the fabric of your own stability that the disruption has caused.

Here are some examples of what we are talking about:

Suppose you had a job with a company you thought was very stable and you had a plan for your future that was based on this stability. If suddenly you found out that the company was closing and you were going to be out of a job, you would feel destabilized. The stable fabric of your life and your plans for the future would rip apart. The image here would be that rather than trying to sew up or mend the rip, you would go through the opening or portal that it has created in order to see what is on the other side. Working with destabilization proactively takes courage and a certain trust that everything happens for a reason and that there is always opportunity on the other side. Beware of falling into Martyrdom around what happens and use these events as messages to move forward.

The same example can be used for something in your environment, as simple as a tool you had for years suddenly breaking, or your car dying, or an even greater event of losing a relationship you thought would always be there through death or break up. These are all destabilizing events in varying degrees. It is important to acknowledge each one no matter how small or insignificant it seems. Not to be overly dramatic in your reaction, “my life is ruined”, but just simply to honor that there is a shift in your stability that has suddenly created an opportunity.

Artisans are good at destabilizing. And since we are in an artisan year everyone will experience what that is like. Imagine you have everything in its right place in your home and someone comes in and changes everything around while you are away. Occasionally it is a good thing, however the process is very destabilizing. The same thing goes for a remodel. If you want to upgrade your kitchen, the process requires a destabilized time where routines are interrupted and everything is in some degree of chaos.

Artisans are also good at thinking outside the box. When something in your life becomes destabilized, rather than trying to recreate the same thing according to your comfort level, stretch your imagination a bit and ask for the artisan in you to be a bit more creative than you have been in the past. Don’t be afraid to ask for a bigger dream. This is sometimes difficult when you are in the throws of your instinctive center being wide-open and causing reactions of anxiety and feelings of instability. The automatic reaction is often to try and stabilize as quickly as possible by going back to what you know is safe and stable. In order to take full advantage of the opportunities this month you will need to work proactively and be disciplined about allowing yourself to be destabilized for as long as it takes to move through the rip and take a look at what awaits you on the other side.

In dealing with the instinctive center it is important to actively focus on closing it down after the initial reaction of a destabilizing event. You don’t want to close it down completely as it may be in the process of unloading non-useful old patterns and information, but you do want to close it down enough so that it does not bypass your ability to function. An instinctive center that is too open for too long will keep you in irrational fear, severe anxiety and paranoia. To close the instinctive center, visualize a red sphere of energy at the base of your spine. Whatever size it is, shrink it down to the size of a golf ball or about 3 centimeters in diameter. The instinctive center is related to the first chakra in the simplest explanation. This is a good visualization to do before bed especially if you suffer from anxiety.

Being proactive with the theme of Destabilization may require you to look at what is in your life that is stagnant and too static. Some environments, relationships, habits and behaviors in your life may feel like stability to you, but in the face of this year being about movement, chaos and creativity, they may in fact be holding you back. The proactive way of working with the theme this month is to be honest and truthful with yourself about what is stagnant and static and non-serving. What is too stable and taken for granted? What are your assumptions? Your essence often knows these things before your personality does so if you have been feeling a bit antsy and impatient, or if you are feeling a bit bored, those are signs that there is something wanting to push its way into your life or rip your fabric of stability and urge you to look beyond what you have and are currently experiencing. It really can be quite exciting when anticipated as an evolution rather than a loss.

Let’s look at how Interruption and Disruption affect things this month.

You have a plan. Suddenly something changes, a flight gets cancelled, a weather system comes in, a friend changes plans, you get unexpected news, you get sick, the power goes out, your car dies, there is an emergency, someone needs help and so on. This causes an interruption to your flow and a disruption to your plans. You have a choice as to how you react to this inconvenience. You can either resent it, feel martyred, put upon, impatient and irritated, or you can see it as a necessary intrusion that you have created that allows you to do something completely different from your original plan. If you always have the idea and intention that these interruptions and disruptions will lead to something better or at least give you an opportunity to eliminate something no longer useful, then you will feel much more in control.

The challenges and non-constructive feelings and behaviors.

Feeling victimized by sudden destabilizing surprises.

Feeling impatient around things not happening the way you want.

Feeling overly fearful and anxious.

Feeling depressed around your own ineffectiveness.

Feeling inertia, despair and withdrawal.

Overdramatizing and over reacting. Hysteria and anger.

Rehashing the past to see what went wrong, what you did wrong, what others did wrong.

Blaming and judging.

Letting your instinctive center get the better of you.

The opportunities and positive ways of navigating.

Seeing every event as leading to something better.

Trusting in the right timing and divine order of what happens.

Being neutral and patient and taking responsibility for creating what is.

Seeing the humor and laughing out loud.

Using the times to clear out and clean out no longer useful information in your instinctive center.

Creating positive disruption in your life to move you to a new and better experience.

Being able to see interruption and disruption as temporary necessities.

Feeling excited and inspired by the possibilities on the other side of the ripped fabric.

Shifting your definition of a “painful experience” to “experiencing growing pains”

Helpful practices.

Walking a labyrinth. Walking a labyrinth actually destabilizes your brain so it can release how you have been holding your reality by confusing it directionally.

Walking backwards, hanging upside down, being conscious of which hand or foot you begin with and shifting to the other one as an exercise.

Engaging the moving center whenever possible and staying physically active.

Clearing out clutter in your environment, eliminating something old and bringing in something new.

Learning a new task you thought you could never do.

Changing your schedule around to do things in a different order or at different times.

Eliminating old traditions that are not meaningful for you today.

Consciously starting your day with the intention of welcoming anything unusual or any interruptions to your plans.

Doing anything new with intention of change and expansion.

How the month shows up:

YOU PERSONALLY

This is a tremendous opportunity to clean up what is in your instinctive center that has organized your fabric of stability while at the same time limiting your experiences. See this as a month of growth, in line with the goal for the year. Intend to stretch a little whenever you can and work proactively both with your instinctive center and with any events that happen around you that disrupt your sense of balance and stability. You are truly in the driver’s seat this month in terms of how you experience it. Instability is never comfortable so learn to be OK with feeling out of balance as long as it does not persist too long and you don’t become victimized by it.

If something intrudes upon your life this month, work with it. Intend that the intrusion will be useful in propelling you to the next level of your own growth and evolution. Be OK with being uncomfortable, and especially be OK with the “not knowing” part of what is happening. You can deepen your trust this month of right timing and acceptance.

What you can personally accomplish around clearing out what is static and stable to your detriment is probably the biggest opportunity you have this month for personal growth.

RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships that have been overly stable and taken for granted may need to be rattled a bit to infuse new growth into them, especially partnerships of many years and family relationships where you have a mental perception of that person being in a stable position in your life. Some of you may experience surprises this month of people coming into your life that destabilize your routines in some way, or create significant changes in your relationships due to break ups, deaths, separation or recognition of some karma that needs to be resolved.

Look for unexpected events to happen around relationships and your sense of stability around them. Be prepared for surprising reactions, for unexpected expression, some behaving more negatively, and some more positively than you would think. The best way to use this month when dealing with relationships is to see all of them as opportunities for growth and to accept intrusion, changes in plans and other disruptions they can activate. Be flexible, neutral and stay out of judgment in terms of what you think is right and wrong.

THE ENVIRONMENT

What destabilizes the environment? The intrusion of something unnatural, an increase in solar and sunspot activity, a change in magnetic forces and fields, and a collective intention for change. Look for all of these things to play a part in what the environment expresses this month and this whole year. There may be events that trigger the instinctive center and the survival instincts in some parts of the world. There may also be very unusual weather patterns or sequences that begin to occur as the eccentricity of the artisan year takes hold. Be flexible with interruptions and disruption to plans that are due to the environment. As we unpack the quality of the artisan over the next few months, there will be new and creative ways that people will look at the environment, what we can do with it, and how we can be in better balance with it instead of resisting whatever feels like instability and chaos.

This is the year of wind so you will probably experience the spirit of air in some form in your interactions with the environment.

HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY

When you think of stability in the physical body, you think of balance, brain function, the inner ear, and your mobility interacting with gravity in a certain way. What if gravity were to change and what if you were not able to stand up straight but listed to one side? And what if your systems were as erratic as the weather?

This month there is a possibility of erratic behavior in your physical body.  You could experience destabilization in blood pressure, heart function, breathing, dizziness and balance issues, interrupted sleep patterns, issues with your joints especially hips, knees and ankles, digestion and hormones.

Remember that anything that intrudes in this way on your “stability” indicates a need to pay attention and to use the condition as a portal to move beyond your current understanding of what health is. Accept the body as much more creative and flexible than you thought, and give it the opportunity to experience something different. For those of you who are struggling with serious health conditions, this would be the month to try something new and different as a remedy or course of treatment. It just might work.

FINANCE, PROJECTS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS

This is a very good month to restructure, eliminate, add, make changes, remodel and turn things upside down. This is an area where you can be the most proactive with the theme of destabilization. Don’t wait for it to happen to you from the outside and through someone else. Follow your intuition regarding what is occurring and make some choices and decisions that will put you in charge of the chaos and change instead of at the effect of it. Review your finances and make new decisions about where you are spending and investing. Take a risk towards something that is meaningful to you.  In your business, reconfigure positions within teams of people and don’t be afraid to be somewhat ruthless in the restructuring process. Be willing to be flexible in the direction that a project wants to take even if it is completely different than your original vision.

This promises to be an interesting time for businesses that have appeared to be stable in the past. Be prepared for some surprises in this area and make sure you have as much control as you can over your work, money, ideas, schedule and projects.

***If you have not downloaded the audio Mp3  “Intentions, Goals and Resolutions” it is helpful in this area especially at the beginning of a new year (link here).

POLITICS AND GLOBAL ISSUES

Often destabilization is necessary in order for a new way to emerge. New creativity requires the destruction and dismantling of the old. We could see destabilized factions in different governments appearing to be nothing but destructive mayhem and chaos. It is a sure thing that something new will be created out of the ashes. The universe is highly creative. Nothing stays the same. So if you don’t like it, be patient and hold the intention for it to change into something more positive and then trust that it will.

In keeping with the spirit of air and wind, we could also mention that this element could show up in long-winded political discussions among those full of “air”. Remember also that the moving center of the year will keep things moving from one to another and back and forth faster than any of us can keep track of. Look for surprises that disrupt and change your attitudes to global issues and how they are being managed and expressed. Don’t get too attached even to your own ideals and positions.

DATES AND TIME FRAMES

January 1-8: A time of preparation. The currents are changing but still sufficiently deep that they are not yet affecting what is on the surface. There are deep rumblings underground and in the subconscious of the collective that are also not yet felt on the surface but that are setting us up for a destabilized time. Get your ducks in a row. Have strong intentions but be flexible. Take the stance of a martial artist whose stability and power depends on their ability to move with the energy rather than against it. If you have an intuition about something about to change that requires some action from you, don’t wait to take action or make a decision. Do it now.

Some of you may experience something intruding on your stability right from the beginning. Use it as a template to position yourself to be ready to dance. If you are feeling stuck and stagnant at this time, do some of the practices to move your energy forward. Be proactive.

 

January 9: Full Moon is at 12:32 AM Mountain Standard Time. Make sure you are doing something expansive, perhaps a bit out of character or eccentric, and allow for something out of the ordinary to happen that may be a bit disruptive in a positive way. See anything that happens around this time as a gift that is setting you up for positive growth. Focus on the artisan and what creativity is to you. How can you be more creative in your life right now?

January 10-16: A time of navigating something new. By this time either you have been proactive with launching something that has destabilized your life or you are experiencing the effect of something that has come into your life that has destabilized it for you. This is a time of practicing acceptance, neutrality and stretching yourself to see what is on the other side of the rip in your fabric of stability instead of trying to repair it. Work with the instinctive center if it has been stimulated in an uncomfortable way and be courageous about moving into new territory, be it with business, love or health.  It will also be important during this time of disruption that you have something that you practice daily that will give you some inner sense of stability.

January 17-22: Either you have successfully pushed yourself though the rip in the fabric and are experiencing the wonders and the opportunity beyond your previously stable but limited environment, or you have fallen into the more negative effects of some disruption in your life. If the latter is the case, make sure you are not being affected by others reactions or inability to cope. Be available to others but do not join them in their martyrdom, misery or blame. Keep asking the question, ” What perfect opportunity do I have here for growth and expansion? ” How can I take full advantage of what I have created here for myself?” Take responsibility and be proactive whenever you can.

If on the other hand you are experiencing tremendous breakthroughs and expansion, keep in gratitude, keep focused and keep being proactive. Keep acceptance, keep neutrality and keep being creative, courageous and thinking outside the box.

January 23: New Moon is at 12:42 AM Mountain Standard Time. This is a time when depression could hit or you could become overwhelmed with the disruption and destabilization around you. This is a good day to pull your energy in and focus only on the tasks at hand. Don’t get distracted by others and their process. You will likely have many things on your plate. They can all wait. Take time for yourself and yourself only even if it is just to watch a bad movie. Stay out of judgment about events and situations, as they are all just temporary. Take a break.

January 24-31: The instinctive center comes back around as a major player during this time. Watch for anxiety and unwarranted fears. Do what you can to turn them into powerful projections of inspiration and excitement. It will be very important that you do something new and different, a bit eccentric and unusual at this time. Get help if you need to especially with motivation if you are feeling stuck or lethargic. This is also a very good time to launch something new in your business or relationship or partnership or environment. It is a good time to remodel, move locations, redo your wardrobe, change out your appliances, get a new computer, change a system, change a health routine, get a puppy or a kitten, join a program, or anything else that will put an end to some of your stability but will definitely enliven and improve your life.

Have a wonderful month!

Lena

Recommended Audio:

For a more specific overview of the trends for 2012 please order our Mp3 or CD of TRENDS 2012 (link here).

Understanding The Instinctive Center (link here).

Intentions, Goals and Resolutions Mp3 (link here).

From ThePowerPath Monthly Forecast: Acceleration

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By Lena Stevens

The main theme for December is ACCELERATION.

In order to shift into the next gear, there needs to be acceleration and an increase of speed. With the increase of speed, and just before you shift, the lower gear is overworked and can no longer maintain the acceleration and the speed without effort and being hard on the engine. As you shift into a higher gear, you are able to maintain a greater speed with less effort.

This month you are very much like a vehicle that needs to speed up in order to keep up with the flow of traffic. But as you accelerate in your lower gear, at some point you will need to shift into a higher gear, the next level of consciousness or the next frequency. Shifting into a higher gear means accepting the accelerated times as standard and allowing the current level of activity to feel normal, effortless, familiar and balanced.

We have an opportunity to work with “time” this month, to shift and reinvent how we perceive it. We have an opportunity to move beyond our old concepts of time and the limitations that those old beliefs and concepts have imprinted us with. Don’t be surprised if this month you have some kind of experience where you feel you are in a time warp, or you experience a feeling of de ja vu.  One minute you feel as if there is no time at all to accomplish what you need to do, and the next minute you feel as if there is all the time in the world. Some days will go by slowly, like molasses, and other days will speed by so quickly you will not know where the day went. Things you did yesterday will seem like you experienced them a whole year ago, and things you are doing today may feel like you have been doing them your whole life.

Everything is accelerated. Events that come together, situations falling apart, new projects that get started, decisions that get made and changes that occur. What if you woke up and your hair was 2 inches longer overnight? What if you lost or gained 10 pounds overnight? What if were able to learn or grasp something new in a fraction of the time you would have expected? What if something that used to take 2 months only took 1 day? Creativity and destruction both are accelerated at this time. A healing process can be accelerated as well as disease and death. And we also have the opportunity to begin to use a greater percentage of our brain as the quantum field opens its mysteries up to us and we wake up our DNA.

Remember that our belief systems and our perceptions create our reality therefore the reality that has been our taskmaster of “time” is going through a change. We are directing this change. Time is stretching, accelerating, slowing down, becoming elastic, and moving towards being a multi dimensional experience instead of a linear one. The key in changing how we create time is in letting go of the mind’s need to control, to know, to track, and to organize. In the acceleration of the month, the mind in fact will not have an option. It will have to simply give up its need to track, organize, categorize, and understand. It cannot keep up.

Think of yourself sitting in a train and watching the environment out the window as you speed by. It is impossible to freeze a view or get anything more than a sense of what you are seeing. However it is an accepted belief that the brain actually records everything even when the mind cannot process it in a linear way. So we are in fact moving from a linear way of operating and understanding to a non-linear or multi-dimensional experience. This will take some time to get used to. In the meantime you can do your part through acceptance, non-judgment, compassion for others and setting your own good boundaries.

“Boundaries” is a theme carried over from last month. When you find too much on your plate, only you can decide what is a priority, what is important, what you can delegate, what you can say “no” to, and how you can bring balance into the acceleration.  It is most important to set boundaries around habitual expectations of others that no longer serve you or that are no longer appropriate for you to deliver. There will always be someone who is not happy with your boundaries. Allow them to be unhappy and set your boundaries anyway. Beware of becoming frustrated, argumentative, feeling out of control, anxious and unsettled. The only thing you can control is yourself. So this is a time where you can practice taking control of your life, setting your own boundaries, becoming responsible for yourself in ways you have not been before, and treating everything around you with acceptance and neutrality.

When you don’t resist the acceleration and you flow with the movement it feels productive, inspiring, ecstatic, effortless, exhilarating and evolved. When you resist, it can feel off center, sluggish, out of tune, and like the energy is moving in fits and starts. The high-octane fuel you need at this time is your own trust in your intuition and your willingness to leave the controls of the mind behind. Once you taste the exhilaration of being in sync with the acceleration, be careful not to move into impatience when you see others struggling around you. Remember to be compassionate and neutral.

Many will be challenged this month. When things spin out of control, there are many responses and reactions. Fear, hysteria, denial, withdrawl, confusion, impatience with others, martyrdom and blame, stubbornness (the “I won’t” syndrome) and a general sense of being on the edge of going off the deep end. You will witness people behaving unlike themselves and having meltdowns as they look at where their agreements are, feeling overwhelmed with what they think they need to accomplish, and struggling with their own belief that things are moving too fast. (suggested helpful audio: How to Deal with Melt Downs, link here to order).

Too fast for what? If you catch yourself saying “things are moving too fast”, change the affirmation to “things are moving at a perfect pace and I love it”. If you find yourself saying, “I have too much on my plate, too much to do and I can’t do it”, change the affirmation to “I have the perfect amount to do, plenty of time and energy with which to do it, and what I do is exactly what I need and want to be doing”. Use the visual image of shifting into a higher gear to take the stress off the transmission and the effort out of the movement. Take a deep breath and relax.

How the month shows up:

YOU PERSONALLY

One minute you are up, the next down. One day you are overwhelmed and unproductive, the next day you are perfectly synchronized, balanced and accomplish a great deal. This is an opportunity to work with time, work with boundaries and work with some new affirmations that will help you reconfigure your belief system about what is possible. The main thing is to keep a “don’t know mind”. Become comfortable with not knowing what or how.

We are already beginning to feel the influences of the next time frame (2012) affecting our sense of order and control. Learning to be comfortable with chaos will be a major theme next year and this is starting to affect everyone now. Beware of getting attached in any way to what someone promises you, tells you or agrees to. Don’t get attached to plans, traditions or expectations. Remember that you can only control how you react and what you yourself do, not how others react or what they decide or do. Choose something in your life that you can truly control and make order out of it. It will give you a sense of grounding, accomplishment and control. As to everything else, let it be.

Your intentions and affirmations this month especially during the first ten days carry a lot of power as we begin the month in the window of two eclipses. So be sure to focus some time on what you want and don’t be afraid to dream big. Anything is possible during this accelerated time and things can happen more quickly than you could ever have imagined.

RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships will be tested in the boundary area. You may need to say “no” or you may need to accept a “no” from someone else. Be neutral and non-reactive. Agreements and karma are accelerated, intensity is accelerated, and movement is accelerated. What in the past has taken months to develop, such as levels of trust, intimacy and partnership, may take just a few days during these times. Major decisions for marriage, divorce, contracts, living together, splitting apart, termination or initiation will be accelerated and happen very quickly. Some of you are still working with the influences of the renewal theme of last month. If something in the relationship arena was renewed for you, the new platform for the relationship will take off at an accelerated pace this month. Remember to stay out of fear.

If you have been actively setting intention for a new relationship in your life, it could very well happen this month. Revisit your intentions and rewrite them on a new piece of paper. Work with them daily remembering to not be attached to what, how and when.

THE ENVIRONMENT

This month could be very windy. The element of air is prominent in the movement aspect of the month and will support acceleration in the environment. There may be storms with high winds, delays in travel due to winds, and changes that occur due to heavy winds. Other forces are at work as well but they will be influenced in some way by wind.

You can work on your own personal environment by working with your breath. Become conscious and aware of breath and the element of air breathing you, changing you, nourishing you, and cleansing you. When you are at the mercy of wind, don’t resist it but rather work with it as a crucial life giving power that will support the acceleration in your life.

HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY

The body always goes into some resistance when there is a strong movement of energy it has to adapt to. This month is no different. You could find yourself experiencing some flu like symptoms but not really the flu. You could also go through ups and down in your energy levels.

Keep the kidneys warm as they tend to be stressed in times of uncertainty and strong movement. Take time when you need it to rest and curl up into a cocoon of comfort.

As we mentioned, in accelerated times, everything can happen faster. If you are in the process of healing, the healing can be accelerated. If you are choosing to learn lessons through illness, the illness can be accelerated. If you are gaining weight, you will do it faster. If you are getting into shape and losing weight, that process can also be accelerated. The discipline is in keeping the old beliefs of the mind from interfering with the potential. If you feel achy, don’t jump to conclusions. Beware of formally diagnosing any condition as it may fix it in your mind and your physical reality as a limitation. Things are not always what they seem.

Just as for relationships, take advantage of the accelerated times and flexibility in “time” to revisit your intentions for your personal health.

Decide how you want it to be.

FINANCE, PROJECTS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS

Accelerated, up, down and sideways best describes this area. Don’t get attached is the best policy. The idea of not taking “no” for an answer is of an old model and an old paradigm. The new model is a respect for the boundaries of others while not taking it personally, and a trust that your strong intentions will manifest regardless of how others react. This month projects can take off due to the accelerated times. Partnerships can come together, change, terminate or go through a reconfiguring of boundaries.

There is great intuitive clarity this month even though there might not be great mental clarity. Learn to trust it. It is also a waste of time to rehash what you might have done differently or better when something does not work out. You literally do not have the luxury of the time it takes to ponder the past and how it could have been different. All the energy these days is about looking ahead, moving forward, and shifting gears to the next level.

Beware of holding grudges and blame. Allow others to be whatever and wherever they are and allow them to change their minds. The best policy is to treat everyone you have contact with as if you are meeting them for the first time. In that way you release any past judgment or attachment or expectation of how they should be and there is more freedom to take advantage of the acceleration and movement.

Economy and finance will be up and down and sideways as well. Just when you think you have it figured out, a big windstorm will come along and blow it all apart.

POLITICS AND GLOBAL ISSUES

Stay neutral and unattached. Allow for movement in all political arenas without expectation or theory or projection. We really do not know at all how it is going to turn out anywhere. We underestimate the power of creativity and instant manifestation in these accelerated times. So listen, observe, acknowledge, and be interested for the sake of being interested but stay neutral. Just as in business and finance and partnerships, allow people to change their minds and their decisions without being judged. Stay out of reaction and adopt the phrase and answer, “Oh, is that so?”

It is also best not to take sides. When you are extremely either for or against something, you create polarity and limit the outcome. The part you can play in the future is to be as neutral and undecided as possible giving the collective the greatest freedom to create what is appropriate and right.

DATES AND TIME FRAMES

December 1-7: We are still in the window between the two eclipses and in a most potent time for paying attention to boundaries, energy leaks, recreating intentions and getting comfortable with the new speed of things. Stay focused. During this time we suggest that you do some form of aerobic exercise. Jog, run, bike, ski or anything else that will give you a sense of movement, speed and physical power. This will help to anchor the acceleration as well as to increase your circulation. When you train your physical body, you also help the emotional, mental and energy bodies.

This is also a time to set good boundaries and look at everything that is on your plate. What can you delegate that someone else can easily do for you? Even though this is not especially a time for communal exchange and events, community support can help in building your own personal power. What you do with your attitude, your time and your intentions in this time frame will set up how the rest of your month goes. If you are going to accelerate a car, you want to make sure the road is straight ahead with no obstacles. So know where you are going with what you can know, and be comfortable and accepting with what you don’t yet know.

December 8-16: Put your seat belt on and enjoy the ride. You can either have a blast and a lot of fun, or you can be miserable, blaming, judging, irritated and unhappy. If so, you are not doing what you want and resisting the movement and acceleration, or you are trying to control what you cannot control. Let it go, let it be, give up, give in, forgive, accept, relax, loosen up, say “no” when you need to and say “yes, why not?” when you can. Enjoy chaos when present and remember to be flexible about everything. The more neutral you can be the more you will enjoy yourself and get to the place of being delighted instead of miserable.

December 10: Full Moon at 7:38 AM Mountain Standard Time. This full moon is accompanied by a total eclipse of the moon visible in North America. Needless to say it is a very powerful time and serves as the bookend to an intense time of change and acceleration that began on the New Moon on November 24. Definitely do something to acknowledge this day. Make an inventory of what has changed for you and spend some time dreaming big and thinking outside the box regarding your intentions.

December 17-23: The new influences are creeping in and you may feel like a multiple personality during this time. One day you have one reaction, the next day a different one around the same issue. Stay out of judgment. Accept what is really clear to you in terms of where you want to be and who with. Make some strong decisions especially around the solstice time about your boundaries, relationships, work, expression, what is OK with you and what is not OK. You may also be inspired to break out of certain traditions that have to do with family and holidays in order to take time to do something meaningful for yourself. Remember that there will always be someone not happy with your decisions and boundaries. Set them anyway.

December 21: Winter Solstice is at 10:23 PM Mountain Standard Time. A time to celebrate your life, your responsibility to yourself, your power, your talents, your purpose, your vitality, your inspiration. Make a list of everything that stands in the way of that and burn it with ceremony. Take note of where you are, what you are doing and who with. How is it? If you don’t like it, change it.

December 24: New Moon is at 11:08 AM Mountain Standard Time. This is a time for anchoring, for affirming, for sticking to your boundaries and for inserting order into something you can control. A good day to organize any space that is yours or improve your environment in some way. Being as this is also a holiday in many traditions, make sure you are not compromising yourself but in control of your decisions around how you are spending the day. It’s OK to say “no”.

December 24-31: This is a reflective time where you can contemplate all the things that feel out of control to you and all the aspects of your life that feel accelerated beyond what you feel you can manage. Do some work around acceptance, your relationship with time, your attachment to disappointment, and try to get to a place of neutrality with anything that does not feel OK or right. This may take some focus work where you scrutinize your reactions and practice letting go of the temptation to dwell on the past and what has not manifested in the ways you expected.

By this time you should be in that higher gear and things should seem calmer and more manageable. In reality, the energy is just as speedy and multidimensional. You have just gotten more used to it and the higher gear makes for a smoother ride.

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful month!

Lena