Friday, July 31, 2009

..DD is in her room. DH is upstairs, asleep. The bugs of summer are singing outside the window; a chorus. I may hear a frog, too. The loudest sound I hear is that of my fingers, tapping the keys.

I had a day alone today. My car was in the shop and I never got it back. It was a gift. Total solitude, nonproductive solitude. Nobody to answer to, take care of, think about. Just me. I need more time like that. I turned off the TV, didn't listen to music, and spent less time than usual online.

It was bliss.

the soul knows..........

Thursday, July 30, 2009

..who it knew Before. Those flashes of connection to someone you've never met before? A possible former friend/colleague/lover/overlord/sister/mother......

..what it really needs. Serenity is possible, even in chaos. Put in those earplugs on the bus, and follow your breath. Let your lungs fill with air. Right there at the bottom, in that tiny pause before you take another breathe, there's a touch of serenity.

...what feeds it. Look around you. Plants push through the cracks in the strangest places. The cloudscape opens your heart wide open.

...what adventures it has to have this time around. Who it needs to meet again, and who it will just wave to in passing. What tumult will cause it to grow. What itchy place will help it create this lifetime's pearl.

Listen. It's there, waiting to talk to you.

So I've stabbed myself in the thumb.....

Monday, July 27, 2009

...twice, inadvertently, since last Thursday. Not only did it really hurt, but bloodflow was pronounced. I'd forgotten what a deep, vibrant red blood is.

It got me to wondering, what am I trying to tell myself? What's the thumb chakra about?

I went first to the Internet, which wasn't helpful. Not enough good information on finger chakras. I'll have to do more research.

It's the right thumb. The right side of the body is the giving-out side, the left the taking-in. So the left side is about my relationship to myself, and what I'm allowing in (inadvertently or not). The right is what I'm giving away.

Am I trying to give my blood away? Am I giving away too much? Or am I just really clumsy with my right hand at this point in time? (I'm right-handed.)

I need to dig into some of my library and see if I find something. So far, zip.

more throat chakra reflections

Sunday, July 26, 2009

from 2008:

The fifth, or throat chakra, is a vivid royal blue. It is the center of our ability to communicate with ourselves, with each other, and with Spirit; as well as the physical throat.

This is a great, pithy beginning. But what about throat chakra management? (Of course I'll post more about managing the energy through, and the energies of, the other major 6 body chakras: but today I'm particularly concerned with the sixth.)

What sits in your throat chakra? Does your throat get sore a lot? Are you hoarse? If so, are there truths you can't speak -- about yourself, about your situation? Do you communicate with Spirit (in whatever manifestation is most comfortable for you)? Try journalling to get at these issues; and, if you can, have those conversations that will free you up.

Hydration is key. Drink lots of water and soothing hot teas with honey. Cold is not as helpful but it's soothing in the summer. My throat loves heavily-iced drinks right now.

Breathing into the throat, with your mouth closed, is a way to explore it's dimensions.

Wrapping your throat in deep blue will feed the chakra. Silk is deeply healing (and also a good psychic insulator). Anything that feels comfortable to you is healing, really.

Turquoise is the preferred stone for throat chakra healing. Wearing it around your neck connects your throat to the energies of the rest of your body.

a post about David Cook

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Those who know me, know that I'm a fan of this man's work. Not an out-of-control, GPS-using fan, but one who enjoys his win on AI, his music (his music!), and the steadfast way he comports himself as he wends his way through the razor-strewn labyrinth of fame. He's adept with the press and kind to his fans. Cook seems to be working at being genuine and protecting his privacy at the same time; largely he succeeds, a very tough job.

Now his music, on first listen, seems to be garden-variety post-grunge indie, with good guitar work. The more one listens, the more gifts reveal themselves: the shifts in tone, the way he ends his songs (no cheats for him of a fade-out on fast-playing guitars), the depth of the imagery. (I don't know how to write about music. Gack.) The voice is adept at not only staying on pitch but reaching out to the listener, giving her the feeling that Cook is singing only for her. Add to this his beauty......And this is a person whose career I will continue to follow with interest, whose albums I'll buy. (Of course I bought the first one. Two versions.) I'll go to a concert when I can get tickets. My closest venue, in Alexandria, Virginia, sold out in some ridiculously short amount of time. Yes, I'm complaining! I do so want to see him live.

Go check him out for yourself. Rejoice, because someone genuine came through not just the AI meatgrinder but the long process of becoming a real musical artist. Good luck, young Cook; you'll use it well.

the eclipse has started

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

..and I'm feeling excited, and also a tremendous heart-opening. The joy that I so treasure is here with me now. Things at work are so stressful! yet I can still feel this and revel in the movement of our Star and our Moon.

May you feel the joy, too.

more astro news

Monday, July 20, 2009

with permission and delight, from Kelley Hunter's extraordinary work. This is not up on the website yet; it comes via (free) subscription. I've been telling you that this turn of the Moon is exceptional; being aware of this precious time as we are in it increases the possibility that you can take deep advantage.

As the orb of the Moon crosses and covers the orb of the Sun. it is as if the light of the Sun is taken into the body of the Moon and given rebirth. A potent conception takes place in the dark mystery. The Moon sheds old patterns that no longer serve our personal and collective growth. She says, "You don't need this anymore." You might not agree when you time reveals what "this" might be for you. But if you listen to your deepest feelings, you will be able to let go more easily. In the sunshine of your heart, don't you know we are emerging into a new day, like a butterfly from its cocoon? Aren't we all feeling the potential of some extraordinary shift?....

Prepare for another high-level cosmic download. Overwhelm is a word that represents what many are feeling these days. Neptune's participation in this trio heightens our sensitivity. If we don't take enough time to center and ground, anxiety and worry lower vitality and undermine our perceptive abilities and intuitive vision. We can only take one hour at a time. Though the days seem to be going quickly, just one hour can hold a huge surge of awareness. Some of the changes we experience are likely to be abrupt, disruptive and emotionally upsetting. Anger can be one reaction, inspiration and motivation another. If we are on our toes and in the flow, we can respond most appropriately for results that appear even magical. Such an eclipse offers a potent moment to unplug from negative pools of energy. Using the analogy of a new program being downloaded into a computer, this eclipse suggests that the download is complete and the restart button is pushed. Are you with the new program?....

The eclipse is like an exclamation point that inevitably points out how well our aetheric body is adjusting to the intensifying Earth changes. If we can take this "lights out" moment, we can realign and freshen. During this eclipse, whether you can see it or not, the Black Moon points at you and at me, requiring that we take a stand, stepping out of any external chaos and internal disorder that threatens our well-being, definitively severing any habit, contending with any person that inhibits or holds us back from following our true path. This is no moment to be sentimental. No, this is a critical juncture, to stand firm in the power of darkness and let it wash us clean and nourish us. This is not about our comfort level, but our soul's maturing. We each have our contribution to make as we create a new world together. I am We. How do we want it to be?

It feels like every hour is/can be a download of deep wisdom and knowledge. If this seems overwhelming, know that you don't have to be aware of the information as it comes in. Set the intention of saving this information as it comes in, and you can peruse it at your leisure.

Now breathe, my dears! and let your cells soak in the new knowledge and the beautiful possibilities.

Find Kelley Hunter at http://www.heliastar.com/

The upcoming week and the Moon cycle

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm a fan of Holiday Mathis' horoscopes: I think she's got her finger on the pulse (much of the time). I direct you to this link:


and ask you to note the information about the Moon cycle. Specifically:

"What do you want the next four weeks to be about, and what do you want to know by the end of the cycle?"

This is a good strategy for any Moon cycle, but this one in particular. Leo brings an extravagant, dramatic, and deeply passionate energy to this time. The total eclipse of the sun, combined with the new Moon on the same day, wipes clean our inner slates and allows for a fresh beginning. Take advantage of this time. Think deeply over the next two days about what you want and how you want to manifest it. Then use the energy of Leo, combined with the moon, and do it!

Welcome to new readers!

Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm so glad you stopped by.

To get a better sense of who I am and what I do, go to the very beginning of this blog. There you'll find a bio and posts about my work.

In the coming weeks, I'll repost some of my best work for you to enjoy.

And remember, I'm never further away than email. heartpsychic8@aol.com is my email address, and I answer all questions.




Thursday, July 16, 2009

A friend -- and a very close friend of a dear friend of mine -- is dying. Her cancer has metastasized, and she's in hospice.

Please live your lives with passion and gusto. Take pleasure in what you have. One lesson here is just that: live your life. As a bumpersticker I once saw said: "Don't postpone joy."

hi there y'all

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My workplace is in the final throes of our biannual sale. The buying department, where I work, has been run off it's feet. So I feel like a piece of meat that's been pounded again and again against the counter. Not tender, but tenderized.

Nonetheless, a mite cheerful. Study is part of the plan, but right now it's work, eat, watch some TV, sleep, and up again. I know it won't be like this all the time (and I can go back to more part-time hours soon, which means more time for contemplation and attendant blogging) and it's really wearing.

with an almost-audible pop....

Monday, July 6, 2009

..my energy came unstuck from one of it's (my?) foci, and there's been much more available to me this evening.

I went to Borders. I was looking for a new Tarot deck. I found two: an animal oracle, and a Psychic Tarot (not really a Tarot). And three other books. Spirit has me on a course of study. Divination (three kinds), Deep Magic (?!) and Shamanism. My internet friend Dan Furst has published his book, and it's a wonderful work of scholarship and joy: Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth. And there it was! at Borders! Of course I bought that too.

Usually when I get home and start playing with my new toys, one or two reveal themselves to be.....not so great. Not this time..

So I am cheerful. I love being on a course of study. (Furst's bibliography runs to 11 pages. I'm ecstatic. All those references to chase down!). I've cleaned up some, done dishes, helped DD with some interpersonal stuff.

So what gives you joy? Is there something that excites you, just with the very thought of it?

so I said live.....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

and here I am.

The stone in my stomach is gone. A combination, I think, resonances from the past-life work; some intestinal difficulties; and a knotted-up diaphragm. I still feel a slight echo, like a stitch after running, on my left side.

I visited my friend in the hospital. He's sleeping a lot, thank goodness, and seems to be stabilizing.

This next full moon, Tuesday's, occurs during an eclipse. So the bright and dark energies are balanced, and it's a time to look at the balance of these in your own life.

I'm dreaming of interiors: new rooms, some large, some tiny. Following a figure who remains always just beyond the next door. Sometimes I see his footprint in the dust, or his back.

Yes, this is random. But better this than silence, eh?

heartpsychic is on hiatus...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

..probably until the end of the week. Sunday, maybe?

I'm doing research on supplementation for a primary cancer for a friend. And feeling mighty depressed; another friend is having a very difficult time with his mental illness, and I feel like I have a stone in my stomach. Unusual for me.

I have no encouraging words.

Be well, my dears, and I'll be back soon.