Friday, August 22, 2014

NEW MOON IN VIRGO, AUGUST 25, 2014

BELOVEDS,  the Sun and Moon will both be in Virgo, creating the New Moon on Monday, August 25th.
New Moons are always best times to make new starts.  Since this New Moon is in Virgo, it's a good idea to clean out the clutter in your house and more importantly in your mind.  Virgo is a detailed and analytical  sign that loves to serve and do the necessary things to make others happy.  Virgo can also be the cynic, the skeptical one that finds fault very easily.  We often find them in the medical field or in professions where details really matter.

ERIC GARDNER WAS A VIRGO
Yes, I looked up his birthdate and found that Eric Gardner was born on September 15th. Eric Gardner was lynched in Staten Island by NYPD while some samaritan was filming it with his cell phone. Thus we saw the lynching numerous times, as the police apologists and big brass made excuses.  One even dared to say what we saw wasn't what we saw. In other words "don't believe your lying eyes".  But we saw Eric being choked, stomped and held down while he screamed "I can't breathe".  In spite of their pitiful excuses for lynching this man, their coroner said the death was a homicide.  But before we could catch our breath, a policeman in Ferguson, MO, lynched a teenager named Mike Brown and Ferguson erupted with demonstrations in the face of militarized police and nights of being tear gassed profusely.  Demonstrators marched in the face of the untrained and surely scared police, many were arrested for "failure to disperse". So while we were focused on Ferguson, police lynched another young Black man in St. Louis, and thanks to smart phones that killing was also caught on video. What happened in the video was opposite of what police said when they chose to get "out front" on the story.  So with my count, at least three Black males were killed this August. And that's not the whole story because there were others too, in California, New York (again), and somewhere else in the Mid-West.  These others didn't make mainstream news.

COSMIC CONNECTIONS

What is going on in this country and why are these lynchings happening now?  When we look at the position of two planets, i.e. Uranus, planet of change, and Pluto planet of transformation or degeneration we astrologers get the picture.  Back in the 60's Uranus and Pluto were together in Virgo, and the civil rights movement broke out.  We carried signs that said "Police Brutality Must Stop" or simply "Freedom Now", We upset the status quo, and some things changed, or were covered over, and we went back to sleep. But now Uranus and Pluto are squaring each other, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. All that  was hidden in the 60's is coming up to the surface. It never went away, but we have smart phones to witness the atrocities against our people.You might say that the 60's was just the tip of the iceberg. We thought it was bad then, with children being attacked by police dogs, beat down by police and knocked over with water cannons.  Now we're seeing police with military weapons, police dogs, and tear gas that is far worse than water.  We also know that what's done to one of us could happen to all of us.  

NEPTUNE IN PISCES

Neptune, planet of spirituality, dreams and visions is in that sign that it rules...Pisces the Fish that are tied together by a single cord.  . Black people are Pisces People, and that single cord lets us all know that we are connected.  We are a strong and resilient people with a power deep inside that has overcome everything. Pisces is also ruled by Jupiter, planet of expansion and joy. Even in the face of the evils of racism we still remain optimistic and dedicated to Truth...well some of us.  Pisces is the sign of the escapist, the one who will do anything to escape reality. That explains to me why so many of our people are addicted to drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs, food, and sex.  Some find pleasure in getting high on Jesus and waiting on the Lord to solve our problems, while others can tap into the power within to find solutions.  I read about a group of African Women who decided their situation was so intolerable that they came together and "Prayed The Devil Back To Hell"...and it worked.  It wasn't magic, it was the mere focus on the power within and the ability to focus on a positive solution.  We all have that power. We can collectively stop and pray at the same time and envision the justice that needs to take place.  I have no faith in secret juries, wicked prosecutors, or people who are allegedly here to protect and serve.  I do have faith that a Divine power is inside of all of us and that power will trump all the obstacles put in our path.  With Neptune in Pisces until 2025, we need to connect to this energy and use it in positive ways.  While we're hating on Daniel Pantaleo (choke hold cop) and Darren Wilson (shooting cop) we could use that energy more productively, in spiritual ways.  I have no faith in man's law, but total faith in God's law...the law of karma, sowing and reaping still prevails.  Directed prayer is better than, staying in anger, sadness, or depression, which can negatively affect the systems in the physical body.  A good time to start a new approach to an old problem is on the New Moon in Virgo.  Remember insanity is doing the same thing while expecting different results.  Be open and receptive to a new/old way of handling the pain.  Love & Light, Ayesha  
  

Friday, August 8, 2014

SUPERMOON 2 AUGUST 10, 2014

Beloveds, the 2nd of three Supermoons happens on Sunday, August 10, 2014. This is the 2nd of 3 Supermoons happening this year. The last one will be on September 8th.  The Supermoon on August 10th will be in Aquarius, a fixed air sign ruled by Saturn and Uranus.

WHAT IS A SUPERMOON?

The term "Supermoon" was coined by an astrologer and apparently has been picked up by the scientific community at NASA.  If you want more technical information just google NASA SUPERMOON. Supermoons happen when the orbit of the Full Moon is in Perigee, or closer to the earth than other Full Moons. Because of the closeness to the earth, we earthlings feel the magnetic pull more directly than in other times. We can look at the weather and get a sense of how this specific Supermoon is affecting earth's weather systems.  There is one hurricane off the east coast (named Bertha) and two hurricanes right now headed towards Hawaii.  As with all Full Moons we will be "feeling it" two days before and two days after it appears. What makes this Supermoon special is the meteor shower that usually comes around this time that will be shooting off meteors at a fast pace.  The brightness of the Supermoon may make it difficult to see the meteors, but just know that they are present.  

SUPERMOON IN AQUARIUS

Aquarians will be feeling this Supermoon more personally because it's in the sign of Aquarius.  Also Leos will be "feeling it" because the Sun is in Leo. The other fixed signs will be "feeling it" too, i.e. Taurus and Scorpio. However generally, all inhabitants of earth will be affected, either personally or from close contact of someone in their circles.  Supermoon in Aquarius the sign that says "I Know",  begs the question: "what do you think you know?" This is the time to put into practice the things you think you know. If you're experiencing stuff that is less than desirable then take a minute out and connect to your Higher knowing to recenter and be what it is you say you believe. Do you believe that you're living in a friendly universe? Do you believe that angels are here to support you when you're in need?  Do you believe that all things are working together for your good? That all your needs are met? Then stop talking about it and embrace it. Someone sent me an email: "what's up with NYPD?" She had attached videos of police wilding out, kicking a handcuffed man in the head, pulling a woman (half naked) out of her shower, and of course the video of the famous chokehold that killed Eric Gardner.  I wrote back to her that these miscreants do what they do because they can. That as long as we only talk to each other about these injustices they will continue. Most of us are asleep and unless police oppression happens to us or one of our loved ones we wake up for a minute and then go back to sleep.  Someone referred to this behavior as the "sheep affect". One sheep looks the wolf in the face, is slapped down, then the other sheep just bury their heads and pretend not to see because they fear being slapped down...or something like that. But how can we expect things to change when right in our neighborhoods we don't rise up when Black children are killing other Black children? When we reach the level of consciousness to really care about the killing of any child no matter who did it, these killings will cease.  We are all connected. What happens to me, happens to you. If we internalize our anger our bodies will be negatively affected, i.e. hypertension, heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, the diseases that run rampant in our communities.  

WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?
One thing that you've got to know is that things are bad. Look around you and see the suffering that's going on, in our communities and in this country. I know that things could be better if we would collectively take our heads out of the sand and deal with the truth. We might not be able to solve all our problems immediately but  we meed to just recognize that there  are problems. Those problems can be solved when we unite in love for ourselves and each other. We can find solutions. Yesterday was my birthday and instead of planning a party I layed around on the couch feeling lack luster and sad. Family dramas had me down. Couldn't believe  what was going on. Then I went to Agape Live and listened to Wednesdays message from Rev. Beckwith. As usual he hit the nail on the head and talked about the need to focus on solutions rather than problems. Because as I always knew, what we focus on increases. He urged us to pray for solutions and to focus on what we really wanted. That made me change my focus on what I really wanted. Peace, Love, Joy, Abundance and Safety for my great grands and family.  While I don't have the solutions right now, just focusing on what I wanted, helped to lift my spirits.  Two of my great grands are being thrown back into the system (oh me, oh my), however I'm praying they will be safe and protected, loved and well taken care of. I've stopped shaming and blaming people who are only doing what their consciousness would have them to do. It is all good. God Bless Jamir and Jaymya, may the angels be with you now and forever more. Love & Light, Ayesha

Friday, July 25, 2014

NEW MOON IN LEO, SATURDAY JULY 26,2014

The New Moon in Leo,happens on Saturday, July 26th.  Leo is a  fixed fire sign and it  rules the 5th House of Love in the astrology chart. Now we have a golden opportunity to recalibrate our love energy. I'm not talking about personal love for one specific person...but Divine Love for the Higher Power, ourselves and others.

ANOTHER POLICE KILLING

I woke up this morning feeling off centered and thinking about the man who was choked to death by the police last week.  Why do they keep killing our people? I asked my guardian angels. The answer came zooming back to me..."because they can". There are no consequences for a cop who kills a Black man.
He even benefits with a two week vacation (called desk duty) and receives accolades from his peers. He knows that his union and superiors will speak for him "he was just doing his job", and he will benefit from a biased media that will back him up by making the victim appear to be guilty. He knows that if there's a cry for justice coming from the community, that it will all go away and he can go back to work and forget about it. 
DON'T CRY...DO SOMETHING

 Then I remembered the dream I had of Michael Stewart who was also killed by police. In the dream I was crying profusely and Michael popped in.  He looked at me and asked "why are you crying?" I gave him a long answer about the many people who've been lynched in our history and some of the more recent murders, like Eleanor Bumpers, Edmond Perry, etc. etc.  He smiled at me and said "Don't cry...do something!". I used my creative energy and wrote a song for Michael, and then one about police brutality.  Then I joined the pitiful demonstration at city hall, hugged his friends and loved ones then went back to my busy schedule...till the next one, and then the next one and then the next one. I wondered if all of these killings had desensitized me from the brutal facts.  The bottom line for me is that these police killings and lack of justice, coverups, and lies, press conferences by police brass "we were just doing our job", will go on forever until we learn to love more.  We need to feel the connection between us and the victims and take each killing personally...like they were our relatives.  Where is the love and compassion for innocent people who die at the hands of the police? It will keep happening because they know they can get away with it, and because collectively we don't love enough.  

CHANGE YOUR FATE, RECALIBRATE

Rev. Beckwith's theme for this month was "Change Your Fate: Recalibrate".  The New Moon in Leo is a perfect time to reset our intentions and to love ourselves, and others unconditionally.  The idea that there's a separation between me and you is an illusion, the Hindu's call it "Maya".  Love is not an intellectual energy, it's a feeling energy. We can talk about and write about the horrors of police killings but until we start to feel it deep down inside, we're just wasting our time.  We're all so busy these days, trying to deal with our basic needs, but I'd guess that there isn't anyone who hasn't seen the most recent police murder. Thanks to a young man who took out his cell phone and videotaped it, the images are all over the television and internet.
We heard the audio and the dying man repeatedly saying "I Can't Breathe!" We were all impacted by this dreadful scene, whether we know it or not.  When will we get angry enough to collectively stop these murders?  We don't need a leader to plead with us to come out and say "stop these murders now". When we collectively grow to the level outrage for the killers and unconditional  love for the victim, then we will just automatically get involved. We will focus on solutions that will benefit everyone. We will go to that meeting, join that group and unify with everyone who wants  these murders to stop. Leo the Lion says "stand up, strong and tall .you're the greatest of them all, if on courage you must call, then keep on trying and trying and trying. You're a Lion, in your own way you're a Lion" (from the Wiz).   

LEO SAYS: "WILL" OR "I WON'T"
New Moon in Leo might find you stubbornly holding on to your ideas of how things should be, or fiercely defending your point of view.  Fixed signs like Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius are slow to open up to new challenges.  Quite frequently they are stuck in the past while refusing to open up to new ideas.  Sometimes they have to hit the wall, numerous times before they change directions.  The good thing about Leo people is their ability to love, their love of drama and the arts their courage to stand for truth  in the face of adversity.   On Saturday decide to love yourself and/or others unconditionally. Use your creative imagination and visualize yourself as being royalty, a Queen or a King.  Treat yourself, and/or others with the respect that you know you deserve.
This is my personal New Moon, so I'll be focused on finding solutions, rather then obsessing over the problems.  I'll also be praying that everyone who reads this be blessed, guided and protected by the Angels of Light & Love.  One Love, Ayesha