It’s Time To Shine, Bitches!

photo(19)Living in the shadows can be cold and depressing,

so let’s all get out into the light together and shine, bitches

I recently went to a metaphysical bookshop and saw that there was a woman doing readings there. I felt an urge to do it and it had been a long time since I let someone sit across from me and give me some truth/advice. So I got one. At first, the reading wasn’t giving me all of my life. It felt a little general, and she sort of had me doing most of the work. But once we got into some specific questions, she really did hit on a few things that felt right on for me. More importantly, she just told me some things that regardless, I think I needed to hear. For one thing, she said that I had a problem with shining. “You keep yourself in the shadows so you don’t have to put yourself out there.” It’s true. I know that one of my greatest challenges comes with allowing the spotlight to shine on me. She also said that I had to stop hiding my truth, and that I would be best when I could just allow myself to say what I feel and not be passive aggressive about it. Something I know entirely too much about. “Be you”, she shouted. “People are gonna love you or they’re gonna hate you. So who gives a shit?”

Preach.

People are either going to love you or hate you. You can’t control that. So why go about modulating yourself to the point of submission in hopes that you won’t cause a scene. You will just end up stuck in the shadow of your thoughts, nodding yes or shaking your head no when really you just want to scream. It’s important that each of us be all of ourselves all of the time. Yes, we don’t want to hurt feelings. We don’t want to say something we’ll regret. But there is a thing called tact. It can be helpful when called upon. There is also a thing called indigestion. And when we continuously stifle our truths or our deepest emotions, we can cause ourselves a great indigestion of the soul. And both our spirits and our stomachs will suffer.

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We can’t get by with just doing some yoga or watching some Oprah, thinking we are getting deep with ourselves

It’s time to forge a new, deeper relationship with your truer, unique self, and the Aquarius New Moon is here to help you see it through. Yes, you’ve been told before to just let go and be yourself. But do you really know who “yourself” is, or are you just playing along? Maybe you have a job working a 10-6 but really consider yourself an artist. But are you really an “artist”? What does that mean? I classify myself as a writer, but if I were not sitting here before this blog post, would I still be considered one? And how does that relate to the man I am with my family or my man or my best friends? Does it relate? Yes, this is some deeper psycho-spiritual shit, but if we are going to live a life of greater, deeper meaning, then we can’t get by with just doing some yoga or watching some Oprah, thinking we are getting deep with ourselves.

We have to ask ourselves the bigger questions so we can know ourselves in a bigger way. And in turn, we can then BE ourselves in a bigger way. We can better understand the unique definition of our spirit and live accordingly. We can do it loudly and proudly and in a way that feels truly authentic. For if we can’t be our most authentic self, then we are just too busy giving a shit about what others think of us. And let me tell you, living in the shadows can be cold and depressing, so let’s all get out into the light together and shine, bitches.

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Let’s shine.

Here’s some more direct talk for each of the signs:

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The Beginning of The Rest of Your Life

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It’s time to step boldly into the future self that has been beckoning you toward your destiny

It’s time for the New Year, people. 2013 is leaving the building. Now I don’t know about you, but 2013 was kinda rough. It was a challenging one, with a lot of major change. So many people I know lost jobs, loved ones, or even senses of their life direction, causing major life questions to take hold of the mind and pummel it. While others saw births of children, career paths, or relationships. But even those new beginnings opened up a Pandora’s box of personal growth lessons that not everyone was ready to face. Still, I believe 2013 will be looked back upon as a year that “started it all”.

In 2013, it was as if the ground opened up and gravity took us down into a new dimension of being. Or like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, we emerged from the ground, uncertain but brave as we took in the frightening, exhilarating backdrop of our newest chapter.

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All the effects of Saturn in Scorpio, a shift at the core essence. We then had to assimilate. We had to get our feet sturdy and understand our new surroundings. And we had to come up against ideas of where we thought we were going versus where we seemed to be headed now, and with whom. This transitional energy is a major component to the 2014 shift and the new moon in Capricorn that accompanies it.

You must allow yourself to leave the negativity, the self-doubt, the anxiety, and the dread behind

With this Capricorn new moon, it’s time to step boldly into the future self that has been beckoning you toward your destiny. But you aren’t to just leave the old you behind, lying on the shore for the waves to take. You must acknowledge the pieces of you that are authentic and meaningful and integrate them into the life you plan to have moving forward. So many people go into a new year with the idea that they must be purged of their old self before they can start anew. But that’s impossible. And that’s why we fail at moving forward, because we don’t want to leave the old behind. Well, in some aspects, we shouldn’t. However, we must be clear about what to bring with us and what can be washed out to sea.

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The moon rules the past (Cancer) while Capricorn is all about building for the future. So we must go into this year continuing to build on the lessons of this past year. We allowed ourselves to let go of a lot in 2013 but what we’ve held onto must be utilized. All of our best talents, relationships, and ideas must be maximized this year so that our souls can manifest our future realities to their greatest potential. Isn’t that what we all want? To be our highest, most magnificent self? Well again, I say it’s time for the New Year, people. So how can you move into it in a way that allows for that best self to completely emerge? The clue is to know that you already are your best self, or at least know what he/she looks like. Now you must allow yourself to leave the negativity, the self-doubt, the anxiety, and the dread behind so that you can just live a life on fire, with passion, grace, and total kick-ass power.

Let’s take a closer look at the signs and see how this breaks down:

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