Full Moon on September 9th, 2014

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The full moon is a time to integrate your intent and move into action. The moon cycle that began on August 25th is all about returning back to the day to day and how your life is organized. What have you put on hold and are now ready to get back to? Time to focus on the realistic and down to earth path. This might cause some natural tensions with the creativity energies in your world. Can you find balance between the practical and the creative aspects where dreams exist? Letting go of the how’s and letting your intuition guide the practical steps will open the door to finding the magical in the mundane. This is the chance to review your to do list and recognize the potency of the routine and mundane parts of life.

Intentions perfect for this Moon Cycle are:

  • Focusing on the here and now
  • Letting go of resistance to “cleaning up” the past
  • Creating effective systems and order
  • Simplifying and letting go of clutter
  • Embracing practical wisdom
  • Attending task and handling details
  • Completing details and tasks

Here are things for you to meditate and focus on during the full moon on September 9th – How does your intent contribute to your wholeness? What has come to light about your intention? Time begin and take an exhilarating step forward. Time to act on how you have visualized and imagined your intention within your life. Build simple wishes that support emotional closeness, feelings, and nurturing.

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The Gifts of Astrology

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I remember as a young girl reading in the Sunday newspaper’s weekly astrology post looking for any clue for what would happen in the upcoming week. You see my early understanding of astrology was that is was a form of fortune telling. But more often then not I would end the week disappointed that my life did unfold like the newspaper said. The more I studied and had the chance to learn from skilled teachers my understanding and appreciation of astrology grew. When I was finishing up course work for my Chinese medicine certificate and building my coaching practice is when my love for this ancient science expanded. It is now a foundation for every modality in my healing work.

Within each of our birth charts is information about our body, personality, soul and spirit. Are you wondering if you are living your life full? Do you question whether if you are doing what your Soul signed up to do in this lifetime? Are you curious about how to live your life using your divine gifts? The goal of Four Elements Astrology is to support and help bring integration and wholeness using astrology as a foundation. We also are proud to partner with gifted teachers in other modalities to provide new opportunities for growth and self -discovery.

Our readings and classes are based in esoteric astrology, which is one of the most profoundly informative methods available for the exploration of the Self and Soul. Esoteric Astrology is focused on the causes versus the effects in life. Esoteric Astrology gives a larger perspective of life — we are not just individual beings inhabiting a little planet, rather divine beings participating in the evolution of the soul.

Looking at astrology with an esoteric lens the ascendant (rising sign) is of primary importance when trying to understanding the spiritual “possibilities” present within one’s life – the place from which Soul functions and embodies intention. The sun sign holds the clue to how your personality, through its expression, creates the prospects and possibilities of your life. This creates the capacity to understand how free will and the nature of the personality are used by the Soul to express itself. The moon sign, on the other hand can sabotage the Soul. Esoterically, the moon represents your unconscious tendencies that hinder or block the Soul from fully expressing itself in one’s life. By transforming your relationship to your moon energies spiritual growth can occur. An esoteric awareness helps in interpreting how personality traits and habits can be tamed and nurtured so your Higher Self and Soul are in harmony.

Today, more and more people are searching for an understanding of their life’s purpose and souls calling. We are here to help! Using the Ascendant, Sun and Moon as a foundation, the astrologers who are part of the Four Elements Astrology team take into account the unique placement of the planets in the house and the unfolding qualities of the soul. By gaining an understanding of life through relationship that exists between the Soul and the Self you will be reminded that all of us come with our unique gifts to share with the world. We are divine members of the human tribe – part of the web of life. Each of us are connected to our own unique divine path and purpose which was implanted at the moment of birth. This is the reason for each of our existence!

If you are feeling lost – perhaps your Soul’s purpose has becomes hidden through the passage of time and the circumstances of life. Esoteric Astrology – the astrology of the Soul is a key to unlocking your heart desire as it continually nudges you towards waking up to your soul calling.

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New Moon in Virgo

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Welcome Virgo!  This New Moon is all about returning back to the day to day and how your life is organized.  What have you put on hold and are now ready to get back to? Time to focus on the realistic and down to earth path.  This might cause some natural tensions with the creativity energies in your world.   Can you find balance between the practical and the creative aspects where dreams exist?  Letting go of the how’s and letting your intuition guide the practical steps will open the door to finding the magical in the mundane.   The new moon will give you a chance to review your to do list and recognize the potency of the routine and mundane parts of life.

Virgo is the moon of service and using your skills to get things done.  Virgo moon will shine light on the path where your natural gifts, and sense of service and calling.   What is missing in your life?  What are the steps to get there?  No detail is to small – sharpen your pencil and get out your journal and write it all down.  This moon will heighten your ability to accurately discern what is important and what is not.

Over the next 29 days set an intention to get in touch with your practical side and that spirit within that tends to your environment.  Virgo calls you to simplify.  Identify what is ending or what needs to end and your intention to end it.  It could be anything from the habit where you become self critical, to work that no longer serves you, or even relationships.   Are there places where you have gotten over extended?  Roll up your sleeves and get rid of the clutter.   Time to create order and neatness in your environment.   Focus on restoration in all aspects of your world. Think about your diet, exercise and other ways you create wellness for yourself.  Time to let go of the chaos of the day to day and create a well-oiled machine to grow the ease of life.

What have you struggled with lately that you need to change? Do a ritual that will help you mark the ending.  Once done it is the time to make some plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards of a new beginnings, little or big, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs. When something ends, there is always a new space created for something new to begin.

Intentions perfect for the New Moon in Virgo

  • Focusing on the here and now
  • Letting go of resistance to “cleaning up” the past
  • Creating effective systems and order
  • Simplifying and letting go of clutter
  • Embracing practical wisdom
  • Attending task and handling details
  • Completing details and tasks

Now set your intention and cultivate its growth by developing a new moon practice.

During the New Moon in Virgo August 25:  Form your intention: see it and commit to act on it.

What are your natural gifts, and sense of service and calling?  Visualize it and commit to embrace it through the cycle of growth.  Then sit quietly and notice how it feels, is it emotionally fulfilling?   This is the time to be clear about your goal without anxiety about how you will accomplish it.  New Moon energy is about trusting your self and your potential to manifest.   It is the time to evoke positive acceptance of your emotions and let in the support of others.

During the Full Moon on September 9: Time to integrate your intent and move into action

How does your intent contribute to your wholeness?  What has come to light about your intention?  Time begin and take an exhilarating step forward. Time to act on how you have visualized and imagined your intention within your life.   Build simple wishes that support emotional closeness, feelings, and nurturing.

During the Dark Moon on September 23:  Let go and release

Time to remove the old worries, stories and habits that you’ve outgrown.  Embrace and release the ways you have sabotaged yourself in the past.   Ask your self  “what do I need to release?”  “What do I choose to take with me into the next cycle?”  Time to leave behind anything from the past that is no longer serves your new vision.  Take time to meditate and gently heal using what the Full Moon has brought to light.

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Thank You For Registering

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Thank you for registering!  We look forward to seeing you in the webinar on August 21st, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

As August 21st approaches, we will be sending you an email with webinar login details and to provide you with additional reading materials.

The Four Elements Astrology Team

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Mindfulness: I Don’t Mind What Happens – Finding Neutrality by David Stevens

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Three Secrets To Manifesting Your DreamsMuch has been written about going beyond the ego to mindfulness. While this is a worthwhile goal, looking at it in terms of ego has always been a stumbling block. I feel like I end up using my ego to try to transcend my ego and that doesn’t get me anywhere. I just feel stuck in analyzing and judgment! In the end feeling bad about myself.

In the Yoga of the Mind Meditation and in our Aura Healing, we stretch, strengthen and balance the soul not the ego. The result is a state of mindfulness and flow for both. Since it is hard for our mind to understand a negative, thinking about having no ego becomes a self-defeating proposition. We focus the healing or meditation on simply releasing what does not serve us and having more of what is ideal. This is a neutral way of shifting. The ego cannot get involved. There is nothing to judge or analyze.

Let me share this story about a highly enlightened man being asked what the secret was to his advanced neutrality and happiness. He said, “I don’t mind what happens.” This simple statement holds the key to exploring greater inner freedom through mindfulness and neutrality.

When we are working from our ego there is judgment and analysis. We are attempting to impose a fixed idea we have on to the external world. We especially notice this when the imposing isn’t going well, or we are not getting what we want.

If we can positively bring in more of the mindfulness of neutrality, we will find ourselves becoming more peaceful and free.  Neutrality is “not minding what happens.”  This can be a great walking around meditation – noticing what happens and releasing the “minding” or resistance.  Through this process we can realize the wisdom of the words of Byron Katie “Loving what is.” She has a great observation, “I can argue with reality, but I only lose 100% of the time.”

So how can you explore greater neutrality?  One way is to pick a situation that you are not neutral about.  Then learn to be grounded and centered through a short meditation.  We can begin to witness the part of ourselves that is neutral – even while regarding an undesired external result.  The neutrality brings peace and perspective.

It is important to note that we are not recommending fatalistic resignation and giving up on trying to change or improve things.  In fact, the increased neutrality often opens more creativity and renewed energy which offers you more options.  Often these options are better than what your ego thought it wanted.

However, the primary benefit to increased neutrality is more inner peace and self-acceptance, as we realize the wisdom of the serenity prayer, “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

David offers meditation classes in Denver and is a renowned intuitive and instructor.

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Tapping Into Your Psychic Ability

Tapping Into Your Own Psychic Abilities

One of my favorite groups I host is called “Inspiration Junkies,” where the mantra of the event is “Block out the noise and pave your own road guided by what lights you up.”  People leave inspired and charged with the life force of the element of Fire.

I imagine for many first time attendees it feels like finally getting to exhale completely for the first time.  The power of joining with your intuition and acknowledging its existence is a potent change.  It is often much easier shield ourselves from our intuition and passion.  We have been programmed to think our natural psychic abilities do not exist.  But there is no avoiding the times that your gut thinking comes into view and you just know something without a reason.
The fact of the matter is, the truth has mystical magical qualities. We all have intuitive psychic abilities to recognize our truth– often it is our own self-doubt that blocks this universal gift. Just look around you. Are there things in your home, work life or relationship realm that you wished for or predicted that have shown up? My guess is there are, but we are not always able to grasp how they arrived nor do we see or acknowledge our role in consciously seeking them. Take a minute to reflect, do you think you have what you achieved in your life merely because of hard work? If so that’s the element of Earth stepping in and taking all the credit for getting things done. But what if you gently nudge Earth to the side and let the other elements join the party? Lets add a little Water to the mix and recognize the times when your emotional intuition guided you along the way. What about acknowledging Air for the times that your mind could embrace a concept and idea so clearly that you knew it would happen. And yes now comes in Fire – that fire in the belly energy that charges you up to boldly go into the unknown towards your heart and soul desires. These are all examples of intuition and psychic abilities. Here is where our psychic abilities come in handy — our talents for deciphering the truth in the present moment, where it is seemingly out of reach.
This is why a regular meditation practice is important.  It helps you to clear your mind and relax into the space that you are in and the energy around you. By breathing in and exhale completely you allow the vital organs and the muscles of your body to relax allowing the intelligence of the body to come to surface. Meditating for just 15 minutes a day can offer benefits and create access to intuition.  Whenever you feel like you’re stressed, pushed or at your limits, meditation can re-center you and bring you back in to balance – rejuvenating you instantly.  When we are in balance and connected to the energy of the universe our natural psychic abilities are clear and can be received thus creating the magic and spice for life we all crave.

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Manifesting Your Life Goals and Dreams

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How To Turn On The Switch To Get The Life You Want!

Three Secrets To Manifesting Your DreamsWe all have the ability manifest our life goals and dreams – often it is our own self-doubt that blocks the universe’s natural flow.  Just look around you.  Are there things in your home, work life or relationship realm that you wished would improve?

If the energy isn’t building for what you desire it is next to impossible for change to happen!  Passion for what you want is a critical component to manifesting.  Want to learn more about the basics of meditation to help you build the energy to unlock the future you want?  Then, join us for a special one hour webinar hosted by David Stevens, a renowned meditation and intuitive teacher for more than 30 years, on August 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm MST.

David has agreed to offer a special one-time rate to Four Elements Astrology.  For just $10.00 (normally $30.00), David is going to take us through the keys to meditation for building energy to change and manifest our life goals and dreams.

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PLEASE NOTE: We have a limited number of webinar slots available.  

Can’t join the class live?  Don’t Worry.  All registrants receive a copy of the entire class recording on MP3 as well as all materials to listen and read as many times as they wish.

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30 Days of Fire – Day 30

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KEEP THE MAGIC OF FIRE BURNING IN YOUR LIFE

Here we are at the end of 30 days of Fire a perfect time for you to create your own definition for how you experience and give yourself permission to invite in this element. So get out your sticky notes and write your own prescription to keep the magic of fire burning in your life. Post these on your bathroom mirror, the refrigerator or even your computer monitor.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • I will fill each day with joy and humor igniting my joy and keeping my heart open.
  • My ability to believe in my dreams is expanding. I know that my mind creates my reality.
  • Physical activity and movement keeps my life force flowing and healthy.
    I am experimenting with being seen. I know that when people see me I am a reflection of beauty and an inspiration.
  • I am learning to use my off button when my anger and energy heats up.
  • I am creating balance between my impulsive nature and the practical world.
  • I am finding the courage to show my vulnerability
  • I know how to be disruptive in a positive way

Enjoy the energy of fire and the countless possibilities that emerge when this element is alive and warming your heart!

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30 Days of Fire – Day 29

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu

Fire is the element of change.  Over the last 28 days we have spent time exploring the element of fire and gaining a greater understanding of how this element is both the inspiration and catalyst for transformation.  Fire is the one ready to turn our thoughts into the reality of our life.  It knows our state of mind dictates our life circumstance.  By raising our vibrations through positive thought, clear intention and a focused perspective, life transforms magically towards the direction of our dreams.

It starts with meditation.  Our energy frequency is changed through meditation.  Through meditation we are able to clear blocked energy caused by fear, doubt, insecurities, guilt and anger and begin living a joyous, happy life. One of my favorite teachers, David Stevens, has dedicated his entire life to teaching meditation.  He knows it stretches, strengthens, and balances all our inner abilities for personal awareness and growth.  I have attended many of his medication sessions and afterward I was able to focus as never had before.  So today I invite you meditate as you set out to manifest the life you’ve always wanted.

Today we return to the meditation we began with when we started this journey remembering the elements create a sacred circle around life, reminding us of the beauty here on earth, the potential of our spirit, and our human desires.

Read the words below and then close your eyes as you let the word guide you in your mediation.

Allow yourself time feel your connection to the Earth.  Imagine a bright channel going from your sits bones to the center of the Earth.  Feel the energy flowing from you to the core of the Earth and then back to you.  Next imagine a bright channel coming from the stars entering in at your crown and filling up your body with all the possibilities of the universe.

Now welcome in Fire.  The place of passion and creativity the place where unconditional love illuminates our path. Create an image for your hearts desire. Something you wish to increase in your life.  Enhance the image you’ve set in your mind.  Then

  • Adjust the brightness to bring it to clarity.
  • Adjust the color to enhance its brilliance.
  • If it’s a still picture, make it a movie adjusting the speed of the movie until it feels the most realistic.
  • Feel the feelings inside you; relishing how good it feels when you can create the body you want.
  • Know that this is already happening and true in your life.

Practice this mediation daily and know as your vibration changes to match your hearts desire it will come into focus with grace and ease if it is for your highest good.

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30 Days of Fire – Day 28

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STAGE FRIGHT

Fire just loves to be center stage and in the spotlight. Although they may not admit it and might get their feelings hurt if they are not the star, Fire people love to be seen and we all love to stare at the fire. Humans are fundamentally social creatures. We are hard wired to connect. Yet at some level, interacting with other people makes most, if not all of us uncomfortable. Regardless of whether you are introverted or extraverted, we can all relate to that feeling of shyness at some point in our lives. Socially, we tend to have the misconception that only introverts experience shyness, but that is not true. Shyness has more to do with being uncomfortable with one’s self, especially around other people.

This is me and singing and public. I remember as a young girl in middle school being asked to demonstrate the chorus of a song in choir. I got up in front of the group and started to belt out the song off key. My choir director stopped me and started to laugh and say I must have left my real voice at home to which the rest of the choir began to laugh. After that I became extremely shy to sing in public. When I was in college, I was singing along to a song when my roommate walked in with friends. I stopped and was mortified they had heard me. It wasn’t until I was much older that I was able to get over this shyness. I started to understand that I might not be ready for American Idol, but I passed the test for singing in the car or around the campfire. My stage fright was much more about being laughed at then concern that I was a terrible singer. Face it, when we walk out on stage we want to be admired and loved. When I let down my guard, I found out that people didn’t laugh at me when I sang, it was only an old tape being played by my ego that I needed to turn off.

Here are a few steps to help even the most timid get a little more comfortable with being in a crowd.

  • Get familiar with your shyness. Have you ever thought and really asked yourself why are you shy? Do you know what situations might trigger the feeling of shyness? It is important to understand your unique brand of shyness and how it manifests in your life. Then take a little time to see if the feelings are current or just old tapes playing in your mind.
  • Focus outwards.  It is not uncommon to feel uncomfortable when we walk into a room filled with people.  If you are focusing on how uncomfortable you are, you are not able to focus on the wonder of the situation or how others are enjoying your company.  Shyness can makes us self-absorbed.  Shy people can feel they have ‘nothing to say’ or don’t fit in.  Joining with others doesn’t mean you have to conform or be the life and soul of the party.  But really it is just this simple; people love you when you find them interesting and in turn they will become interested in you because of your interest in them.
  • Figure out what is comfortable for you. Understand what feels comfortable. We are not all the same.  Shy people might think that the goal is to be able to go to big parties and feel right at home. The real goal is to find people, communities and activities which bring out the best in you.  You can be just as equally social in settings where you connect with on a personal level as in larger social settings.

When we invite in the Fire element and are honest about our love for attention we understand that it really has much more to do with respect and acceptance. Our need to belong is what drives us to seek out stable, long lasting relationships with other people. It also motivates us to participate in social activities, spiritual groups, and community organizations.  By belonging to a group, we feel as if we are a part of something bigger beyond ourselves.  So today I am planning to roll the windows down and sign my heart out with my kids in the car.  How about you?  What are you going to let your fire shine bright and connect with the world?

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