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August 22, 2016 Recognizing Happiness Analyzing the Pathby Madisyn TaylorWhen we take the time to recognize when we are happy and what that feels like, it becomes easier to recreate.Those of us on the path of personal and spiritual growth have a tendency to analyze our unhappiness in order to find the causes and make improvements. But it is just as important, if not more so, to analyze our happiness. Since we have the ability to rise above and observe our emotions, we can recognize when we are feeling joyful and content. Then we can harness the power of the moment by savoring our feelings and taking time to be grateful for them.

Recognition is the first step in creating change, therefore recognizing what it feels like to be happy is the first step toward sustaining happiness in our lives. We can examine how joy feels in our bodies and what thoughts run through our minds in times of bliss. Without diminishing its power, we can retrace our steps to discover what may have put us in this frame of mind, and then we can take note of the choices we’ve made while there. We might realize that we are generally more giving and forgiving when there’s a smile on our face, or that we are more likely to laugh off small annoyances and the actions of others when they don’t resonate with our light mood.

Once we know what it feels like and can identify some of the triggers and are aware of our actions, we can recreate that happiness when we are feeling low. Knowing that like attracts like, we can pull ourselves out of a blue mood by focusing on joy. We might find that forcing ourselves to be giving and forgiving, even when it doesn’t seem to come naturally, helps us to reconnect with the joy that usually precedes it. If we can identify a song, a picture, or a pet as a happiness trigger, we can use them as tools to recapture joy if we are having trouble finding it. By focusing our energy on analyzing happiness and all that it encompasses, we feed, nurture, and attract more of it into our lives, eventually making a habit of happiness.

From our inbox to you from: DailyOm; on Recognizing Happiness

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SGC Admin: Check out this fabulous “guide” for Mercury Retrograde in Virgo:🙂 Thanks Will…🙂

Oh hey, It’s that very special time again! Mercury Retrograde is upon us. Mercury, the planet of communication, intellect, and expression has been in its home sign of Virgo since July 31. Whe…

Source: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 8/30-9/21

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 8/30-9/21

From our inbox to you from: DailyOm; on “The Gift of This Journey”


 


Why We Don’t Remember?

The Gift of this Journey

by Madisyn Taylor

 

There is a gift in not remembering who we are when we are born into this lifetime; the gift is the journey.Many of us wonder why we do not remember who we were before we were born. We wonder what it was like to be a soul without a body and what it will be like to be one again.

Many of us have a strange sense that we do remember, as if we did experience a bodiless existence, but we can’t quite recall the details. We may remember feeling as if we were flying, or as if we were just incredibly light and unrestricted in our movements. Still, most of us do not recall anything in detail about the time before we incarnated into a human body.

There are many possible reasons for this deep forgetting, one of which is that remembering would probably impinge upon our ability to fully commit to this life. Experiencing life on earth without any memory of an alternative existence allows us to be here completely, and that is what is required in order for us to learn much of what we must learn here.

Most of us are not meant to spend our time here preoccupied with concerns beyond the realm of this lifetime. Instead, it is our job to occupy our bodies and our planet with a fullness that would not be possible if we were constantly aware of another, and extremely different, realm of existence.

There is no doubt that life on earth is difficult in ways that life outside of a body is not. As we modulate our energy to move into a body, our consciousness changes, and this is a necessary change. Forgetting other levels of being protects us from a confused and divided experience. Soon enough, we will be back where we started, so thinking too much about it now is a bit like being on a fascinating journey and spending the whole time thinking about going home. It is more in alignment with our purpose here to be fully present in the gift of this journey, unreservedly offering our energy to the experience we are having right now.

Transiting Mercury goes Retrograde August 30 to October 22 2016


  • Astrological “Event”: Mercury goes Retrograde 
  • Date(s) August 30 to October 22 2016
  • Time Line: He enters his storm August 22 2016: Goes Retrograde August 30 until October 22: back in “storm” until October 31 2016: It’s best to keep all new projects on hold from ***August 25 to October 31*** if possible. 

What does it all mean? 

  • Mercury is the planet of communications, he is also a messenger and likes to do two things at once. He rules Gemini and Virgo. 
  • Retrograde motion means that from the earth’s perspective, it appears that the planet Mercury is going backwards. 
  • Our communications and organizational skills may not be up to par during this time. 
  • Messages can get misinterpreted or misplaced. 
  • We can miss appointments during this period, so check your date book frequently and place all scheduled appointments in your date book or phone in a place you will see them often. 
  • It’s not a good time to begin anything until after October 31, if it’s at all possible. Projects begun now are not likely to go as planned. If they do end up working out, there is likely to be stress and challenges and some changes regarding the original plan. However, as they say “forewarned is forearmed”, being aware is sometimes half the battle. 
  • Be prepared to redo things. 
  • It’s the perfect time to review, redecorate, renew….
  • It’s advisable that we check and double-check the fine print before signing on the”dotted line”.
  • Stick to hobbies already begun. 
  • Don’t be disappointed if things don’t go exactly as planned regarding our “down time”. 
  • Take extra care when sending out invitations to an event, make sure you have the date, time and place correct… or else you  may find you have to get them printed all over again. 
  • Be Prepared have more than one thing on the go at once, however, take care not to add more to your agenda then you can comfortably do, else run the risk of mixing up your “homework” or dates. 
  • Relationships might have to be re-assessed
  • Beginning August 25 2016 Write down any new creative ideas,note the time and re visit the list after October 31 2016. 
  • Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo... Virgo is ruled by Mercury… Folks who have Virgo strong in their natal charts may have a somewhat more “interesting time” with this retrograde than the rest of us. Some of Virgo’s strong points are “attention to detail” and “being of service to others” Some of Virgo’s challenging points are “worrying too much” and “being too critical”: It is suggested that under this Mercury Retrograde we take the time to think before speaking, writing or emailing. Our thoughts could get muddled in a “river of worry”, making it more difficult for us to see answers or possible solutions. It is best to keep in mind that nothing happens in five minutes, sometimes we just have to patient… Things don’t always come out the way we had planned… stay focused, don’t be too hard on yourself or on others and do what you can with what you’ve got… :) 

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Transiting Moon in Gemini August 2016


The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. :) 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon…  

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon: These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (Astrologer: Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: August 24 2016
  • Moon Sign: Gemini: August 24 @ 7:40 pm (ET)  4:40pm (PT)
  • Moon Phase: 3/4
  • Void-of-Course: August 26 @ 8:30 pm (ET) 5:30 pm:(PTto 11:06 pm (ET) 8:06 pm (PT)
  • House(s) 9th house of, higher learning and travel, new experiences, publishing, advertising politics, religion and philosophy.
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • Gemini is an air sign and needs lots of stimuli. She is ruled by Mercury. 
  • The house connected to Gemini is the 3rd house of: day-to-day travel/affairs and siblings… we could find ourselves busy with multiple things going on, even if they are just in our own minds…😉 Dealings with family, especially siblings, are likely. Memories are shared and possible solutions to old problems can be found. However, wait until after the Mercury Retrograde before putting any new ideas or plans into motion. 
  • We may find we are trying to do multiple things at once, which may not go exactly as we may have planned. If you do find you have tons of ideas spinning around in your head, take pen to paper and jot them down… it will ease the “inside chatter” and you may find some of them useful later on. 
  • Could be lots of chit chatting going on, and some of us may have to make a concerted effort to listen instead of chat.
  • Caution is advised when doing up letters, emails and relaying messages, as much as we may think we have it right, it’s better to check one more time
  • In the 9th house: A Busy time for some folks, plans could be in the making for travel
  • A new study could be on the cards for some of us.. and it will likely be approached with enthusiasm. 
  • If it’s possible to go on vacation now, grab the chance, you might learn more than you could have ever imagined… :) 
  • It’s a good time to get those lists and notes made up… we can feel good about putting pen to paper now.
  • Boredom may be at our door step and we may feel more restless than usual. 
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts.
        • Sun in Gemini
        • Sun in Virgo
        • Moon in Gemini
        • Moon in the 3rd house
        • Moon in Sagittarius
        • Moon in the 9th house
        • Any aspects to the Moon, Mercury or Jupiter

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