It's been so fast that the first half of 2023 has gone by! I am very happy to say, that I have gotten over 100 subscribers since I launched the 6 month and 1 year memberships so far, and have seen a tremendous number of old and new students enroll in the astrology, numerology and astronumerology courses, many more than I anticipated within the last 5 months. I am very thankful to all of you who have supported my new learning initiatives, and have sent me feedback on them. It has been a lot of time in the making and a huge source of pride and joy for me to release into the world. It is a perfect expression of positive Jupiter energy, as I had my Jupiter return in April, and my Jupiter will be eclipsed this October. Jupiter is in my 9th house of higher education and learning.
I celebrated my birthday a little bit later this year with a trip this past weekend to Niagara on the Lake, a short drive from where I live in Mississauga. Usually I take time on my birthday to reflect on the past solar year, and my goals for the upcoming solar year. What stood out to me is how powerful astronumerology can be as a healing tool, to promote self-compassion by understanding how the celestial energies are like an invisible hand guiding our lives. There is a time for everything, and everything has a timing. At the same time, the over reliance on fate and destiny that some people have can be debilitating, stopping them from reaching their full potential. Beliefs are extremely powerful, they shape our character and our character shapes our destiny. Character is something to be worked on constantly, regardless of the dominant themes and trends at any given time. It is always under our control and cannot be taken away by other people, unlike so many changeable factors of life such as money, careers, status and relationships. The belief that some periods are 'bad' or some planets 'evil' can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, and cause a person to unknowingly engage in self-sabotaging behaviours that stop them from becoming successful. It is helpful to understand the ways in which transits and progressions affect us psychologically and materially, but one should not conclude that something is impossible to achieve because the planets are aligned in a certain way.
My morning and evening rituals are my armour in the world, practices that I faithfully do everyday, so that the external world and people around me do not have the power to influence my mood and behaviour. Daily self-care can assist in focusing your thoughts and emotions on what you want to achieve and who you want to be in this world. It takes the focus off of the definitions other people have placed on you and your life, and instead shifts it onto defining yourself and your life the way you want it to be. You are a powerful co-creator of your life and destiny. There is of course the unfolding of karma through the planetary positions at any given time period which will affect you. However, with the right mental focus and attention, you can work on aspects of your character that will ultimately contribute to a greater success. While life can be filled with detours externally, you can still make the most of these so that you have an even better story to tell when you have reached the pinnacle of your success!
Think of thoughts as vehicles, you need to get on the right one to take you where you want to go. The wrong one will take you where you do not want to go, and will probably add stress and anxiety. Just as you would not take a plane to Toronto if you want to be in Colorado, you should not dwell on thoughts that you have observed to be a trigger for anxiety, low mood and excess stress. Speak to people to inspire and uplift by example, rather than those who leave you feeling drained and who chose to have a 'victim' mindset. Cultivate discipline in your thought process through practices such as deep breathing, mindfulness, self-compassion, positive self-talk, affirmations and other activities that promote peace and joy. Making time for these practices can pay off in spades compared to the time it takes to do them. Even 15 minutes a day will make a difference. Similar to how failing to exercise and eat correctly can cause disease and illness, not taking the time to regain control of the mind can cause undue worry and have impacts on your physical body as well.
I hope you have the time to relax and rejuvenate this summer, and take the time to nourish your mind, body and soul. It really is the small things we do on a daily basis that give happiness to our lives, and shape our character, which in turn shapes our destiny. Give yourself the freedom to add a little beauty to your life everyday, you deserve it!