Listening Love

Listen What The Man Said

For me this article goes beyond astrology and regards conscious loving listening.

 

April Elliott Kent’s Big Sky Astrology

Gemini Full Moon: The Gift of Listening

When my friend’s son was small, he talked incessantly. Born with Venus in loquacious Gemini, he jabbered constantly about stories he’d read or what he’d seen on television that morning. His mother is a patient woman, but eventually the sheer quantity of words wore her down. One day, she recalls, driving along with her child chattering away in the passenger seat, she suddenly couldn’t take any more. “Could you please just stop talking for one minute?” she begged her small son. “And immediately,” she told me, “his little eyes filled up with tears. I couldn’t have felt more awful!”

Few feelings are as wounding as not being listened to, especially by those we love. In his book The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck characterizes true, attentive listening as one of the greatest gifts of love we can offer another person – and one of the most difficult. There are times when it’s easier, of course — in the first flush of passion, when your loved one’s every utterance is like honey, or when your toddler is first learning to talk. But to really listen even when you’re not in the mood, when you’re heard the same story a dozen times, when you’re worried about something else, when there’s nothing in it for you personally – that’s hard work.

It’s most difficult to listen when people talk about things you don’t want to hear, things that challenge your worldview. Each year at Thanksgiving, with the Sun in Sagittarius – the sign of beliefs – many family tables are minefields, as we tap dance around topics that we know will invite controversy. The December 3, 2017 Full Moon falls in Gemini, the sign of enthusiastic chatter as well as attentive listening. It falls a couple of weeks too late to lend conversational sparkle to your Thanksgiving celebration, but in plenty of time to deconstruct it. How much loving attention were you able to muster for the bombastic uncle, the long-winded grandmother, the cousin’s  political tangent? Were you too busy trying to be heard to really listen to anybody else?

When we give up pretending that we know everything, we free ourselves to learn from what other people have to say. And if we turn off the cell phone and stop texting for two minutes, we might notice that the woman sitting next to us in the doctor’s waiting room looks scared to death and might be grateful for someone to talk to. Listening – that simple gift of attention and love, like holding open a door for someone leaving a store as you’re entering – makes the world feel a little kinder, a little more civilized.

In public, watching everyone around me texting away and ignoring everyone else, and I wonder how in the world they ever met the people they’re texting with. Cell phones have become like little force fields we carry to neutralize exposure to strangers. They allow us to tune out the raucous conversation of the young men loitering on the corner, but also to ignore the old woman asking for directions to the bus. We are in worlds of our own, jealously calibrating the flow of conversation that has the power to lubricate the gears of a trying world.

The world and its people can indeed be trying, and perhaps we can be forgiven for taking refuge behind the white noise of iPods and banal cell phone conversations. Too easily, though, inattention becomes a habit that persists even at home among those we love, and that’s a problem. Love, as Peck notes, is not just a feeling, but a verb. It’s something we do, a bit of spiritual theater we enact through actions large and small. And listening, even when we don’t feel like it, is a small but powerful act of love. That’s what my friend recognized that day in the car, when her unwillingness to listen made her son cry. She took the lesson to heart, and made up her mind from that day on to give her bright boy the gift of her listening.

The Sun’s annual passage through Sagittarius blesses us with insight into our most cherished convictions. When we tap into our Sagittarius power, we may feel the urge to proselytize about our beliefs; caught up in our own thoughts, we are likely to forget that others see the world quite differently. The Full Moon in Gemini reminds us, simply, that listening – bearing witness to another’s reality – is a sacred thing and a loving act. Listening connects us to one another – and it enriches not only those who are listened to, but also those who listen to them.

©2002, 2017 April Elliott Kent

April Elliott Kent’s Big Sky Astrology

 

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Full Moon In Ashwini

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Shree Lakshmi

I wanted to share this inspiring, and amazing article by Vedic Astrologer, Kari Field. I am mega pumped, I love Lakshmi.

I will be moon bathing with the Goddess Lakshmi. She has long held a special place in my wannabe Hindu heart ❤

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Full Moon in Ashwini – The Rain of Nectar

Kari Field

The full moon of Oct. 27, 2015 (5:05 AM PDT) will bring a dazzling shower of opportunity for increasing wealth and prosperity that may be felt in our lives for months to come. Energetic channels previously blocked can suddenly be released, ushering in a flood of possibility when it comes to financial and health-related improvements.

This high-energy moon – said to open a portal to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity – is believed to shower the night sky with a rain of nectar, or Amrita Barkha. Lakshmi’s potent shakti will infuse the moon’s rays with her divine feminine power, detoxifying our bodies, and increasing the flow of abundance and harmony in our lives.

Sweet, creamy liquids are especially absorbent of this auspicious moon nectar. To make your own nectar-charged “moon milk,” leave out a glass of sweetened milk of any kind – for instance, coconut, almond, or dairy – on the night of the full moon, and share it with friends and family to increase health, wealth and prosperity. In India, they often use Kheer, a sweet milk rice pudding, which you can make at home.

Transiting the area of the sky known as Ashwini, which relates to the energy of the horse, this full moon has the power to generate new streams of income and send you galloping off into uncharted territory. If you have felt stuck in the financial or health sectors of your life, the good news is that fast-paced Ashwini may open the floodgates to healing, leaving you feeling healthier and more prosperous than you have all year.

According to Hindu mythology, Ashwini is ruled by a pair of twin brothers born from the union of the sun and the intellect. It is said that Sanjana, a female deity who represents the human intellect, after taking the form of a horse, birthed her sons through each of her nostrils. In the practice of yogic breathing, the nostrils are closely related to the nadis, the central channels for moving prana, or life-force, through our bodies.

The rays of this full moon have the power to re-energize and re-balance these key pranic channels, restoring a sense of health and well-being and increasing our vitality. Be sure to take deep, conscious breaths in order to extract the maximum benefit from the moon’s healing nectar.

If we’re not careful, Ashwini’s powerful force can knock us off our feet. The ebb and flow of prana may become especially turbulent, and you could find your energy rising sky high, then plummeting just as fast.  Ashwini can also create agitation, and may find us fidgeting in our seats or hurrying to arrive.  Animals, especially horses, can be easily spooked at this time.

In India, this will be the harvest moon, also known as Sharad Purnima. It marks the end of monsoon season and the height of a lunar cycle honoring the goddess Lakshmi.  This may be an excellent night to stay up late and do some moon-bathing.  In some regions, it is said that Lakshmi flies through the night sky, blessing whomever she finds awake with material prosperity. Sharad Purnima is also the full moon of the legendary Rasa Lila, Lord Krishna’s ecstatic dance of divine love. In Hindu mythology, this was the night that Radha, Krishna’s consort, and the young women of the village snuck out of their homes for a blissful evening of dance and play with Lord Krishna.

To sweeten the pot further, the planet Mars, which rules this month’s full moon, is sitting in a stunning triple conjunction with two of the most beneficent and brilliant of the planets, Jupiter and Venus. This beautiful conjunction can be seen rising in the early morning hours, in the romantic star of Purva Phalguni, inspiring our hearts to make new connections and deepen commitments to those we love. The influence of Venus will enhance Lakshmi’s prosperous gifts, while Jupiter, the bringer of good luck and fortune, will inspire us to perform good deeds – and maybe even come to someone’s rescue.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the universe for your heart’s desire, and stand ready and open to receive. This full moon has the power to grant wishes, heal wounds, and increase prosperity at every level. Soak it up!

To find out how this lunar cycle affects you on a personal level, book a full natal reading with Kari Field.

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Kari Field

 

Clair De Lune

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 Clair de Lune

Debussy was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. Debussy’s music is noted for its sensory content and frequent eschewing of tonality. The French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.

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Full Moon Release

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Steve A. Roberts

In this article linked below Elinros says to go out into the light of the full moon and say this prayer to Archangel Haniel, to assist in releasing emotional baggage. I don’t know about you all but I need it.

Here is the prayer, to read full article click the link below.

Prayer to Archangel Haniel

 I call upon you, Heavenly Archangel Haniel To be by my side on this night when the moon is full You love me higher than I have ever loved

You see through me You see where my past has attached itself to me I now wish to see with your eyes

Your presence is that of the Holy Mother of the Angelic Realm I now surrender to you like a vulnerable child, Wide Open

Fill me with Angelic Courage Embed me in your gracious Love Lead me to the scares in my heart

The waters of time has flooded my heart and my mind Archangel Haniel, you see how the past follows me Illuminated by the moonlight I have no defense I have no excuses, reasons or explanations I am hiding behind no walls I am naked before you

My pain stops me from expanding My pain makes me forget that I am made of Love Pull it all out now with your divine magnetism

Pull it out now I will feel it all, I will see it all I will touch it all, I will hear it all I will allow it all to be released through my heart As both the entry and the exit is the very core of my being

In the silence Fill me with light I will explode with Love In the calm after the storm Give me more Love than I can handle Push me beyond my limits and support me to excel

Heavenly Archangel Haniel You are by my side on this night when the moon is full I now love you higher than I have ever loved

Your presence is that of the Holy Mother of the Angelic Realm I now surrender to you like a vulnerable and wide open child And so it is, Namaste

Full Moon Release Prayer to Archangel Haniel

OM Times

Releasing Emotional Baggage

 By Elinros Henriksdotter