The Intuitive Is In: Column 3: April - May, 2005
copyright 2005 L. Diana Henderson
This bi-monthly column explores the energies available to us--spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically--over a 60-day period. I use various intuitive tools--runes, tarot, angel and faery cards, goddess and animal cards to name a few--and offer brief channelings from time to time as well. This third column offers insights into the vibration and outlook for April through May 2005 with guidance from the Runes, an ancient oracle used for divination and insight. When employed for spiritual growth, they can assist us to move forward.
Raido: Journey, Communication, Union
The journey we all share toward self-healing and wholeness may be embraced at this time by removing resistance through cleansing and clearing ourselves. Since the onset of the vernal equinox (March 20) falls within this time period, doing a little spring cleaning of the home, the body, the mind and the spirit is in order. This will help each of us become clearer in our communication. Call upon Archangel Gabriel (“Hero of God”) to assist in receiving clarity and joining with the Higher Self.
Dagaz: Breakthrough, Transformation
This rune beckons us to seize the day, to transmute the thinking that has held us back and to allow our intuitive wisdom to guide us in a direction that will bring success and prosperity. The onset of spring is the perfect time for this major growth spurt and transformation.
The Archangel Oracle Card in this position is “You Know What to Do” (Uriel - “God is My Light”), another source reminding us to trust the Universe and Carpe Diem. Allow Uriel’s radiance to assist you in the process of transforming your life.
If you’ve been emotionally blocked or stuck, consider what you’ve been holding on to that no longer works. It could be a relationship, a job, a behavior pattern or habit, an emotional issue that remains unresolved. We need to look deeply at outdated emotional patterns and connections and use the transformative essence of Dagaz together with the communicative nature of Raido, to help us release them.
It can be painful to let go of obsolete beliefs and emotional issues that are familiar or to move away from relationships or situations that no longer resonate with our highest good. Yet, if we resist this growth and change, the discomfort within only increases until its energy manifests in some more tangible way.
Therefore, emotional spring cleaning is needed at this time, and the changes resulting from it bring the gifts of strength, renewed creativity and a new perspective that will pave the way for a brighter future if we are willing to release what holds us back in the present and the past. Invite Archangel Chamuel (“He who seeks God”) to assist you in bringing Divine love and compassion into this process.
Since this rune appears in the physical position of the spread, tangible fruits of our labors will manifest--usually directly related to whatever we relinquished with the essence of Uruz--perhaps a better job or career, a more fulfilling relationship, a healthier life.
I drew an Archangel Oracle Card at this position as well and had to smile at the similarity. The card was “Patience” (Archangel Jophiel - “Beauty of God”); its illustration shows an angel watering the plants in a garden. The card reminds us to continue to nourish our dreams. Jophiel’s illumination can bring inspiration as we work toward our goals and wisdom in understanding the timing if we allow his light to assist in fulfilling our potential.
General Intuitive Guidance:
Although I must stress that I’m not an astrologer, I would be remiss in not mentioning some astrological occurrences during this time period--particularly since the energy of an eclipse aligns with the very runes chosen (the endings and new beginnings of Uruz and the transformation of Dagaz). A total solar eclipse in the fire sign of Aries occurs on April 8. Effects of a solar eclipse can last for up to six months.
Prior to the eclipse, as the sun enters Aries at the Vernal Equinox (March 20), let’s take the time to embrace the highest ideals of this sign and meditate on correct action, inspiration and courage to fund a wise course. At the eclipse, we can meditate on peace, harmony, balance of the masculine and feminine and beneficial transformation. The eclipse embodies transformative power, and, as mentioned earlier, it is better to embrace change than to resist it.
This solar eclipse takes place in the midst of Mercury Retrograde (March 19 through April 12), which is a time to take greater care in communication and transportation and to seek clarity in our perceptions. It’s wise to stay as clear as possible during Mercury Rx, to exercise patience, to avoid jumping to conclusions or taking communications too personally. Be aware that all things related to communication (computers and mail as well as people) can get off kilter. So we must weather this period with care and wisdom. On a mundane note, it’s a good idea to file taxes before or after Mercury Retrograde.
The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on April 24
(Passover weekend) takes place with the moon in the sign of Scorpio (sun
in Taurus). This is a time to plumb our emotional depths, to meditate
on the flow of life, to bring illumination to the well of the psyche.
The process of release begun before the solar eclipse continues, and we’ll
be able to bring to fruition some of the benefits from the changes we
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