Elements of Spirit AIR Reading - 8.15-8.22

AIR READING - 8.15-8.22

AFFIRMATION: "I REMAIN CALM AND FOCUSED AS OUTER EVENTS CLARIFY MY INTENTIONS."

COLORS TO POP: Khaki, beige, and butter yellow
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Desert rose, clear quartz with rutile
OILS TO ANOINT: Spearmint, lime
SNACKS TO NOSH: Arnold palmers and mixed nuts
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Sally Field as Norma Rae, holding her TRUTH HIGH, standing fully tall, inspiring her peers with a single word, UNION (and her entire being rallied behind her purpose).

THIS WEEK: There is energy entering the left hip. If you are feeling stressed and/or stagnant this should be a welcome force as it is a clarifying energy which helps you understand what you need to allow into your life in order to move forward with ease. DON'T GO CRAZY. You want to be as still and focused as possible, and let the natural effects of the environment clear your mind. Whatever you need or need to understand, LET IT COME TO YOU. We are still in the middle of the retrogrades, although Mercury goes direct on the 19th. In the three days before and after the 19th things should make more sense on their own, so don’t overwork or overthink. Put your energy into staying as still, as calm and as focused as possible. As time goes by this week the seemingly undesirable events transpiring are exactly the outer forces you need to back you into a corner of stillness and clarity which is the place where all of your power comes from. Things will get easier to accomplish and with a steadier pace and rhythm when Mars goes direct on the 26th.

Your best hope comes in the form of moving forward, generally and gently, until the winds of change clear your field of vision and steady your gait.

Elements of Spirit AIR Reading - 8.8-8.15

AIR READING - 8.8-8.15

AFFIRMATION: "I BROADCAST MY INTENTIONS WITH FULL FORCE SO THAT I REMEMBER AND THE WORLD TAKES NOTICE."

COLORS TO POP: Seafoam green, electric and baby blue
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Aquamarine, turquoise, celestite
OILS TO ANOINT: Vetiver, eucalyptus
SNACKS TO NOSH: Mint tea, açai, blueberries
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Christiane Amanpour, Barbara Walters, 'nuff said.

THIS WEEK: There is an explosion of energy in your throat this week, and that's what you're working with for sure. Keep telling yourself whatever you need to hear so you can stay calm, focused, and determined... but make sure you do this loud enough so that others hear you. There will be very little division between your inner voice and outer world this week, so be clear about your intentions and then trumpet them aloud. Lead with clarity, "This is what I'm doing!" Tra-lala full of glee, stay bright, shiny and clear, and don't even worry 'bout who's listening. Enjoy the sound of your own voice.

Elements of Spirit AIR Reading - 7.25-8.1

AIR READING - 7.25-8.1

AFFIRMATION: "I SEE THE FINISH LINE. I AM PACING MYSELF AND PERSISTING."

COLORS TO POP: Pale, buttery summer yellows. Cream. Lavender.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Honey Calcite, Lemon Quartz
OILS TO ANOINT: Cardamom
SNACKS TO NOSH: Energy bars, protein powders, ginger lemon iced tea
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Marathon runners and other people who go the distance everyday.

THIS WEEK: Our heart gasps for breath as we write this. Don’t underestimate the ability for stuff to go down this week, even though it’s “mid-summer.” Especially in the US no one ever really stops working. Your intentions efforts and visions are coming together, hardcore... they may already even be there and fully formed. Remember how strong your vision is and how powerfully it can create a dream or a nightmare… depending on how you look at things. Use your fire, and the ETHER affirmation, to burn through whatever you aren't seeing clearly until you see the end that's been there all along. Let every step lead you towards your goal. Trust the process.

Elements of Spirit - AIR reading - 7.18-7.25

AIR READING - 7.18-7.25

AFFIRMATION: "I STRIP DOWN TO BASICS."

THIS WEEK: Take whatever came up for you in the ETHER reading and do your best to strip away everything else that doesn’t fucking matter right now. It’s a weird moment. So much info coming in with seemingly very little effective release. But maybe it’s all release and we are just challenged in our enjoyment of this sweetness. Be brutal and go beneath the surface. Don’t take the first glance as gospel. Don’t be distracted by what seems to be - look until you sense what IS. Every time you encounter a skin, a face, a mask, a heart, PEEL IT BACK, PEEL IT OFF, and remember that the truth is what lies behind the visible. Don’t just look closer, look beyond, and you will be able to get at the motivations of yourself and others in whatever situations you are engaging: love, life, work, family, friendships, existential schtuff. From this place of pared down simplicity you can proceed accordingly and continue your march in the name of what matters to you.

COLORS TO POP: Cool blues, calm earth tones
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Blue lace agate, Ocean Jasper
OILS TO ANOINT: Geranium, Spearmint
SNACKS TO NOSH: Toast with butter, chilled soups, fresh blueberries
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Werner Herzog and his docs - which seem casual but are actually relentlessly burrowing into the depths of his subjects and our own humanity all the time.

ELEMENTS OF SPIRIT - AIR READING - 7.11-7.18

AIR READING - 7.11-7.18

AFFIRMATION: "I SEE THE VISION. I PROMISE TO ENDURE."

THIS WEEK: What's beating in your heart will become much clearer if you can manage to clear your head and keep it clear. Your affirmation is insinuating that you may need to SIMPLIFY your vision first before committing to it. You can do this by specifying what your vision IS. Or you can summon gusts of wind to blow away what your vision ISN'T. When you get a sense of what you're going for, boldly reject all that stands in your way. Every time you get clearer, trust and believe that Mars retrograde will make you question and re-work and even doubt. But treat it all as more useful information re: what to focus on or what to burn through. Take actions to keep your head clear. Tell someone to politely fuck off, even if it's just a nasty voice in your head. You gotta clean the crap outta your eyes, ears nose and mouth. As you march forward with your heart held aloft (see ETHER) each step will make you see hear smell and taste your vision. As the vision becomes clearer, hold on to it and take action to eradicate naysayers and resistance (again, whether it's coming at you from inside or outside).  

Element(s) to Call In: FIRE
Element(s) to Release: WATER
Colors to POP: Pale Blues, Shades of White, Black

Crystals to vibe with: Larimar, Jet, Clear Quartz
Essential Oils to anoint: Lemon, Clary Sage
Snacks to nosh: Refreshing veggies and fruits - celery, cucumbers, blueberries, watermelon.
Inspirations: EVENT PLANNERS like Colin Cowie or even Martha Stewart - whose visions must remain clear and stable even as they burn through epic resistance or day-of SNAFUs.