Elements of Spirit - WATER Reading - 8.29-9.5

WATER READING: 8.29-9.5

AFFIRMATION: “I AM IN MY WORK, I AM IN MY LOVE, I AM IN MY LIFE. I ACCEPT MY GREATNESS AND PROCEED ACCORDINGLY."

THIS WEEK:  It’s time to face your purpose and speak up about it. 
This is who you are and where you’re at. 
This is what’s going down. 
YOU ARE NOT STUMBLING BLINDLY. YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, AS YOU ARE.

Cut yourself some slack, but not too much. Because there is little distinction right now between your work life, love life, and life life. YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF THE GAME. Who you are is who we need! So...

Don’t be alarmed if the intensity of the last few weeks (or months) is leaving you feeling a little mopey - or if it all seems anti-climactic. You’ve spiraled around back to where you started, but you are a completely different being. And THAT'S ALWAYS HAPPENING so we will say it again: 

THIS IS WHO YOU ARE NOW. Take a second to get used to the paradigm shift that comes with eclipses, but also know that it has happened, it has worked, you are different. It’s like walking with weights on and then suddenly having them taken off. It feels weird until you realize it’s a relief. Now try walking. Now try skipping. Now try sprinting. Now try flying.

COLORS TO POP: SKY BLUE.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Celestite, blue calcite, blue agate.
OILS TO ANOINT: Jasmine, Juniper
SNACKS TO NOSH: Ceviche. 
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: An unknown actor who's been given the job of a lifetime, who now gets to just show up and be exactly who they are while everybody's watching. ITS TIME TO DO YOUR THANG. 

Elements of Spirit - WATER Reading - 8.22-8.29

WATER READING: 8.22-8.29

AFFIRMATION: “EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING AROUND THE STILLNESS WITHIN ME THAT IS ME."

THIS WEEK: The vibe here is to be like a pier or a post or a pylon in the water. 

Let the currents swim around you. Let the emotions flow around you and within you. Incubate a bit if you can this week. It’s about digging your heels in, being where you are, dealing with what you’re dealing with as it comes across your path WITHOUT chasing after it. You can think about the past if that’s what comes up (and it will). You can also plan for the future based on what you’ve learned, and this week is a good time to do that. The trick is to not go thinking you have to do anything. Let everything come to you. Only deal with what crosses your field of vision. And keep your head high and clear. Presume everything is fine until you have proof that it is. Act like nothing is wrong and whatever does go wrong will be much more manageable. 

The Sun enters Virgo on the 23rd, changing the overall vibe from outgoing Fire to transitional Earth. One primary mode of expression is ending and another begins. Mars goes direct on the 26th and we get an infusion of energy and vitality and lubrication for any undertakings which have been meeting resistance or friction. If you just focus on your flow, the changes that come with these two alignments will effectively implement themselves. 

Try to stay above the fray.

COLORS TO POP: Chocolate brown, sea-foam green.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Ocean Jasper, Brown Chalcedony.
OILS TO ANOINT: Basil, Cypress
SNACKS TO NOSH: Vegetarian/vegan everything. Grain bowls with sea vegetables. 
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Hearing or vision impaired creators and students - learning, processing and creating despite? No. Learning, processing, creating exquisitely in a way that would only be possible WITHOUT the "normal" functioning of their senses.

Elements of Spirit - WATER Reading - 8.15-8.22

WATER READING: 8.15-8.22

AFFIRMATION: “MY INNER WORLD IS TEACHING ME ABOUT MY OUTER WORLD AND VICE-VERSA. THERE IS A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM. I AM THE CENTER OF THAT RELATIONSHIP."

COLORS TO POP: Cherry and/or blood red. Burgundy.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Garnet, garnet, garnet.
OILS TO ANOINT: Patchouli and vetiver
SNACKS TO NOSH: Go heavy and hearty or light and airy as your constitution dictates. Ask yourself what you need inside and find it outside. 
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Frodo Baggins.

THIS WEEK: There is light, energy, entering your root chakra and 2nd chakra. What you are getting to the bottom of this week may seem like it has to do with lots of other things (and it is), but try to stay focused on how it is about you, your life, your existence, on a CORE LEVEL. At your very ROOT. We think this is a result of the kaleidoscopic astrology which has included the retrogrades and eclipses of the last few months - energies that make us review, reconsider, and repattern our existence. We also think there’s a connection between the outward FIRE of all the Leo energy we’ve been experiencing and the inner WATER of you emotional being. Everything going on outside of you is DIRECTLY related to how you actually are inside and in your life. You may not understand the connection between your inner and outer worlds fully until after the 19th, and you may not be able to do anything about it until after the 26th, but trust and believe that there is a connection, and it’s probably more head-slapping, jaw-dropping, and deeply important to you and the world than any of us can possibly imagine. No matter how quiet or how loud, you and your reality matter. Like really. As we get through the next couple weeks, just keep reminding yourself this primal truth and all the ins and outs should become apparent.

Copy of Elements of Spirit - WATER Reading - 8.8-8.15

WATER READING: 8.8-8.15

AFFIRMATION: “I AM WORKING TOWARDS MY GOALS, NO MATTER WHAT."

COLORS TO POP: Midnight blue and deep purple
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Lapis, amethyst
OILS TO ANOINT: Juniper berry, clary sage
SNACKS TO NOSH: Several small, balanced, low sugar, high protein meals a day. Vegan stuff. Workout food. 
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Students in Law School, who study diligently for tests that are incredibly hard, while managing to party and workout, all the while acting like it's a normal part of their existence, because it is.

THIS WEEK: You may be so acutely sensing the depths of change swirling about at this point in the eclipse cycle that you are uncomfortable or overwhelmed. Sorry bout it. What you are suspecting is probably true. What's changing is changing. When it's time it's time. But time waits for no human. So what can you do but keep moving forward with caution and clarity? The second chakra, the watery zone of the human body, lights up in this reading. So think about the element of water and how important it is: it symbolizes feelings, and emotions, sure, but it is also the elixir that sustains life. Whatever is inside of you (that is emerging thanks to the crazy changes going down) must be protected. The water you carry can soothe, help and heal, and we need every drop so try not to get messy. Proceed cautiously and focus on each step you're taking. Stay grounded and keep on trudging.

Elements of Spirit - WATER Reading - 7.25-8.1

WATER READING: 7.25-8.1

AFFIRMATION: “I LOVE OPENING UP, SLOWLY BUT FULLY."

COLORS TO POP: Emerald and Cobalt
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Lapis, Malachite
OILS TO ANOINT: Lily
SNACKS TO NOSH: Smoothies, Soups, and Superfoods - liquid meals calibrated to the temp.
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: First time authors, and those who startle the world with their gentle yet brazen assertion of their individuality and point of view .

THIS WEEK: Peace, peace, peace, peace. Even if it feels like everyone is out of Cancer season, water babies still have so much to process. The burning off process here will continue to reveal stuff that’s buried deeply, but it will get easier and easier, as we glide into the weekend and our emotional loads continue to lighten. Try to wear all your revelations like a loose garment, because more information is coming. Nothing is going to stay put for a time, we prob won’t feel like we have any control over anything until after the 26th/27th of August. And even then we will not have much control, we just might be really enjoying and in sync with the trajectory of the Fire Season. 

Let it burn. You might feel like you're boiling at times, but that’s ok. Feel the waters receding. Focus on the relief. Feel yourself coming up for air. It’s nice out here. Even if you liked Cancer season. It’s time to get out of the water and share what you’ve learned.

ELEMENTS OF SPIRIT - WATER READING - 7.18-7.25

WATER READING: 7.18-7.25

AFFIRMATION: “I ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, I ELIMINATE THE NEGATIVE."

THIS WEEK: Water babies are still riding “a surge of a wave in your heart which broke during the eclipse.” Something has changed, something has shifted, but we will be unpacking it for a minute. The tide rises until this weekend when we shift into your opposite element of FIRE thanks to the start of Leo Season. So even if you feel kind of mushy or uncertain, do your best to stay afloat. Even if things don’t get clearer, there should be some more fuel in your fire after this weekend. The trick now is to pay attention to the ETHER affirmation and make sure that your attitude is expressing your gratitude. Keep it positive. Don’t mope. If you don’t like where you are, feel into the why and gather your thoughts until Sunday or so, when you will probably have a hard time NOT expressing yourself. The elements say, “We know why you are here. Do you? Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and it will be clear to you too. We want you to fly on the highest ideals you can sense in your body and being.”

COLORS TO POP: Peach, orange, coral
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Carnelian, citrine, sunstone
OILS TO ANOINT: Clary sage, grapefruit, sage
SNACKS TO NOSH: Ice cream, fro-yo, and other summer treats
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: The old muppet guys who are always talking smack in the theater. Let them have their dialogue, but remember they are also part of the larger comedy that is unfolding, so don’t take them too seriously.

ELEMENTS OF SPIRIT - WATER READING - 7.11-7.18

WATER READING - 7.11-7.18

AFFIRMATION: "I EMBRACE GENTLE, CARING, STEADY PROGRESS."

THIS WEEK: the first thing that comes up is energy that is trying to flow strong and deep in surging circles around the hips and root of the pelvis. This represents a current that wants to establish itself and make u feel thick and delicious so u can wade thru whatever bullshit comes ur way. That’s what’s called for: the same energy you would need to wade through a waste high pile of sludgy mud (or shite). Try to connect with yourself on a very basic level. Start with what u need to survive, then go for what u need to feel good as u move forward. But keep at it. Don’t go too fast or too slow. Try to stay positive but actually don’t worry if u feel kinda blah. Be steady and persistent. Resist inertia. You may not march as loud or as hard as everyone else but you are still fighting the fight with all your heart. Don’t think too much. Keep moving and stay juicy. 

Element(s) to Call In: EARTH, WATER
Element(s) to Release: AIR
Colors to POP: Rich Greens, Teals, Aqua
Crystals to vibe with: Carnelian, Agate (especially blue and green versions)
Essential Oils to anoint: Geranium. 
Snacks to nosh: sea vegetables, spirulina, seaweed chips
Inspirations: Cranberry and rice farmers; put your waders on and get in there. If it gets too heavy drain the field and harvest your crop. Just keep working.