WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
New Moons are traditionally times to start new projects or to create new habits. New Moon in Taurus, the sign that says "I Have" inspires us to focus on money and financial status. When I look at my own bank account, and bills, and hear from others who are doing the same, I accept there is a need to create a better relationship with money. Going to take this time to change my attitude and change what I'm thinking on a daily level in order to improve my personal situation. After doing some honest reflection on finances I realize there are plenty of habits that need to be changed. The first thing is to recognize that my feelings about money have been fear based. I've been stuck in a feeling of lack and limitation this year especially, even though theoretically, I know better. So at least for one day I'm going to watch what I think or say behind the phrase "I Have". For instance, "I have enough money to pay my bills", or "I have everything I need", or "I have the talents and gifts to attract more money in my life". Some believe that just saying something positive, that we know isn't true is like believing in magic. The realists among us say "the fact is, bills are coming in and my bank account balance is low". Even though that might be true on some level, I believe when you raise it up to a higher level, you can magnetically attract to you what you need. At least the one good side effect of focusing on what you want to be true is that temporarily it raises the consciousness, releases endorphins and makes you feel good. In order to attract more good, we have to feel good in our body. So I'm suggesting that at least for one day, forget about reality and tune into the spiritual truth about money. There is enough to go around, and all my needs are met. One things for sure is that when we experience the same things over and over again, we should know its time for a change. The first change has to be on the inner levels of consciousness before it can move out to the outer levels. Rev. Raymond Charles Barker used to say during his lectures at Lincoln Center "change your mind, and keep it changed". The one good thing about the Taurus energy, which is fixed earth, is that there's a stubborn quality attached to it. Think about the symbol, The Bull, that refuses to move until you dangle a carrot in front of it. The carrot is the potential to change. Taurus is a consistently hardworking, patient and trustworthy sign. Even if you're not a Taurus, tap into the energy and stay the course.
THE GREAT TRAIN DERAILMENT
Last week, just as Mars the action planet went into Gemini
a train derailed killing 8 people and injuring hundreds more.
The engineer was going twice the allowed speed while in a dangerous curve. He says he doesn't remember what happened, but he did remember to grab his bag and his phone before leaving the train and lawyered up before talking to police. You might think I'm playing the race card, but I remember when there was another derailment on Metro North. The engineer was Black, and we knew everything about him, including what he ate for dinner and how much rest he had the night before the accident. Now Amtrak and officials from the agency that investigates train crashes are saying this guy needs time to heal from his trauma. The difference in how people are treated when a crime is committed in this country is like Black and White. The media jumped all over Mayor Nutter for saying the excessive speed in this latest train accident was simply "reckless". Uh Duh! Who wouldn't think that traveling 106 miles per minute in a zone that requires half that speed is reckless? Anyhow, my thoughts and prayers go out to the people who died, the people who are injured and the people who experienced this awful tragedy. When we witness these things it gives those of us who pray, an opportunity to be in prayer mode. I also pray that the truth comes out so that this kind of accident doesn't happen again. Enter, Mercury retrograde in Gemini...was it the engineers fault, Amtrak's fault or the politicians who refuse to allocate funds to upgrade the system? We're in the "shift" and the ugly stuff is coming to the surface to be revealed and healed. Happy New Moon in Taurus, I have love and Light for all of you, Ayesha