M a y 2 0 0 7
This month your focus is your individuality
within the context of relationships. There may be a conflict
between your wants and desire to move forward versus the needs
or obligations to others or through health challenges. The opportunity
is to focus on extending yourself with a loving heart, even
if you have to set boundaries and say "no". When you draw upon
compassion and joy in the doing, you will feel respect and appreciation
from others as a result. If you do things resentfully, that
resentment is mirrored back - so extending your reach in a loving
way brings better returns and inner fulfillment as well.
Who are you? Why are you here? You may be given
an unexpected gift that affirms your beliefs about yourself,
or you may feel that bizarre situations are set up that cause
you to have to look at yourself with a more discerning eye.
Spirit is calling. Find time to take a break from over-activity
and enjoy the beauty of nature. Gardens, mountains, water -
things that are the handiwork of God - bring refreshment
to your soul. And this is a time to embrace that part of yourself.
There is a wellspring of wisdom waiting for you - and
it resides deep within. So make time for holy encounters, and
deepen your understanding of your purpose in this life.
There are powerful possibilities this month
for showcasing your abilities. As you reach out to confront
challenges and grasp opportunities, you have the capacity to
bring things into a concert of activity that is keenly balanced
through good management. On the other hand, you can get caught
in one arena at the expense of everything else, or may have
to face things you've put off in the past that now require
attention. It's all a matter of focus and willingness.
Take what comes and integrate it into your life to the best
of your present ability. See life as a dance of opposites and
you as the director who is bringing everything into flowing
harmony. The results can be awesome!
There are things that come to term this month:
Graduation, clearing out attitudes, relationships, or "stuff"
from the past. You have an opportunity to complete something,
and the key to this time period is to look at your life with Gratitude.
As you are thankful for what is, more good comes. When you cling
to things that need to be released, you limit what can be brought
to you. Not everything is understandable in the moment, but there
is a process of enlarging your view that will become clear later.
In all things, climb the metaphorical mountain to see the bigger
view. Trust in Creator's intention, and let go. There is
greater good yet to come!
The merry month of May is a time to kick up your
heels and dance to your own tune. You have a strong urge to push
forward in a direction of your choice, or you've been pushed
out of the nest to find ways of flying free. The focus is on your
resourcefulness, your desires, and the need to take charge of
situations that confront you. Leadership, initiative, courage,
stamina - all are words that reflect aspects of this month.
When you move ahead, be sure that you are doing so from a position
of strength, not defensiveness or impulsive reaction. You have
the capacity of making good decisions when you pause and reflect
before acting. Otherwise, you may leap too hastily and regret
your choice. Align to higher guidance so that you have the benefit
of wisdom. Then sail away!
Focus on your partnership with life - your
partnership with God, with family members, with friends, and business
associates. What kinds of partnerships are they? Who supports
and uplifts you, and who drags you down? There are opportunities
to define boundaries and operate with greater faith. Choice is
important now. Thoughts, food, people you spend time with -
choose only those things that are nourishing to mind, body, spirit
- and mutually beneficial. As you go through the month,
energy will run in spurts. You may feel brilliant one moment and
not remember your name in the next. Write down insights when they
come, for the energy leaves as quickly as it comes. In all things
this month, remember the saying that "Faith is the bird
who sings in the dark, knowing the dawn will come." It will.
This month provides opportunities to express
yourself more radiantly than at other times in the year. Choose
delightful gatherings, good friends, and ways of spending time
that uplifts you. Enjoy children, and let yourself express as
one. Find outlets for your creativity. You can inspire and motivate
others, and attract magical situations through envisioning the
best. However, if you are caught in the emotional drama of others,
disengage as soon as possible. It's important to be loving,
but recognize the importance of staying in your own skin. Leave
the critics and naysayers out of the loop this month, and find
the people and situations who allow your soul to sing. Good fortune
smiles on the one whose arms are open to receive, so put yourself
in position for your good to come!
There is need to take care of details and make
sure you have not glossed over steps to success. You have the
blueprint in front of you, and now it's important to determine
whether or not it is big enough to fit who you are. Where are
you settling for less than you deserve, and where are you in need
of shoring up what you already have? The key to this month is
building a strong foundation, and that can mean many things, including
relationships, belief systems, and attitudes, as well as actual
physical structures. Make sure you are dealing with a realistic
goal and that you are willing to risk uncertainty to achieve something
greater than you have now. Your opportunity is transformative.
Your challenge is overcoming fear of the unknown. Believe in yourself
- and go for it!
An active month with many irons in the fire.
Make sure that you focus energy so that you aren't all over
the map. However, if you are planning to travel, have backup plans,
and make sure that everything is in good working condition. There
may be a tendency to be scattered, so pay attention to what you
are agreeing to and read fine print in all contracts. You may
want to feel free this month, and resist being pinned down. Explore
and expand horizons and enjoy life as a moveable feast. It's
good for you. Just take the precautions mentioned above, but once
on the move, let your curiosity lead you to interesting people
and situations that create memorable experiences. With a little
moderation, the month can be very worthwhile.
© Kathleen Jacoby, 2007
WHAT ARE YOUR GIFTS IN THE YEAR
The opportunities are for a renewed sense of
individuality and the need to step out of the familiar way of
going about life. Leadership, courage, stamina, and all the things
that define the sculpting process of the diamond are underway.
This is a seed planting year as you attempt things. Not all will
come to fruition, but the effort is important. Grappling with
purely selfish wants and transmuting them into a larger vision
or purpose that enhances the lives of all concerned brings about
the noble qualities that define a great leader. Calling on unique
capabilities and a fresh vantage point are part of the requirement
this year. Align your will with higher guidance, and your endeavors
will be something you can be proud of by year’s end.
This year calls upon you to overcome all that
keeps you from soul expression. Choices are very important. Choose
that which uplifts, nourishes, honors, and benefits you and life.
Release all mental constructs that pull you down. Avoid food and
stimulants that add no benefit to the wellbeing of your body.
Choose only partnerships that are mutually respectful, and know
that you have Divine partnership with inner guidance that is always
available as you reach within for assistance. An inner light illumines
your path, and can become a light to others when you attune to
your gifts and share them with the world. The time is now. The
requirement is discernment, and your contribution can bring needed
insights to a world in the dark.
You are a child of the universe. Your sense of
wonder and self-expression are important, and throughout this
year you will have opportunities to expand your gifts and to bring
your voice forward in creative venues that appreciate what you
have to offer. While a stage is set and waiting for you, there
may also be emotional pulls that cause you to sacrifice the opportunities
because of someone else’s issues. Life asks you to be more
detached. In looking at the universal year, #9, remember that
everyone is being asked to release attachment to limitation, especially
in relation to the number of the year in which you find yourself.
Who and what contributes to joy in your life? Who or what is critical
and restrictive to your higher calling? You can love others and
have compassion for them without being devoured by their inadequacy.
What is your bigger calling in life, and where are you answering
it, or deferring because someone else is blocking the way?
Look at every area in life that is built on a
foundation. Where are your building blocks strong, and where are
they wobbly? Where do you have a healthy sense of self-esteem,
and where are you on shaky ground? Do you believe in yourself
and your abilities - in your capacity to take on something that
may seem beyond your present capacity, and your willingness to
risk to the unknown? Throughout the year, you have opportunities
to build or re-build. You can construct a strong and safe environment,
or you can be caught in a fear-based trap that causes feelings
of imprisonment. Gather the materials for establishing yourself
in a practical manner. Push beyond the perceptual boundaries that
limit you, and you may find yourself transforming from the caterpillar
into the butterfly. It’s your choice, and challenge. Risk
to the call of your higher possibilities, and fly beyond all roadblocks
from the past.
Throughout 2007, be ready and willing to adapt
to new criteria, shifting roles, expanding horizons, and change.
Flexibility is required, as well as good management of your time
and energy. You may react to restriction like a hormone driven
teenager, so it is important to allow your higher guidance to
act as the steadying influence when you are ready to react without
thinking. Pause. Consider. Assess. Be discerning. Then take action.
Many things can be accomplished when you direct the focus of your
exuberance. Too much information can put you on systems overload,
however, and then you may become hyper critical of others or yourself.
This can be a very revitalizing year in your life, with openings
to greater good. It will require that you be aware of how much
time you actually have to spend, and how much money. Reach for
your dreams. Strategize your moves, and act with boldness. This
is your life… so enjoy!
2007 focuses on all things related to family,
health, and service. You have opportunity after opportunity to
view your reaction to what is asked of you. Do you give with a
loving heart, or through a sense of obligation and duty? Are you
resentful for what is placed on your shoulders, or is it a joy
to give to others and see their reaction? Do you feel abused and
put upon, or loved and cared for? These are things to assess.
Expectations can create barriers to loving communication, so if
you expect too much of others, or feel their expectations of you
as a burden, create workable boundaries that define what you will
and will not do before it becomes a martyrdom issue. Loving relationships
can become more meaningful now, or go through crisis. Healing
comes through practicing love and forgiveness – not just
towards others, but towards yourself as well.
This is an important year for you. Look at your
assumptions about life and about yourself, and be willing to really
examine what is true for you and what has been assumed based on
what you were told you are, or how to think. You have a grace
given opportunity to dissolve all elements that defeat the real
you. By strengthening your link in spirit to the Divine, you may
come to know yourself in a way you have not previously realized
was possible. Special areas of interest, deep insights into life
or relationships, willingness to let what doesn’t work drop
away – all are avenues to a fuller expression of your gifts
and abilities. This is your time to do the spiritual work that
will make your life a symphony. Follow the sound of your higher
calling, and you will always be thankful you did.
This is a powerful year of contrasts. You are
able to see the light and shadow, to experience the ups and downs,
and feel the effect of past actions that lead to harmony, harvest
and blessing, or make you feel you are called upon to pay the
bills that are now past due. There is no judgment in this –
but there is a requirement to take care of each thing presented
as it comes up for action. The year calls for maturity, good management,
and organization. It shows you where you have paid too much attention
to one area of life at the expense of others that now need to
be cared for. It provides powerful assistance and responses from
others based on your efforts, so do your very best this year.
There is responsibility, but there is also help. Open your arms
to dance with life, and find the balance that makes your journey
a poised performance.
You are completing a nine-year cycle of life.
Therefore, there is much to review. What is important to carry
with you into the future, and what needs to be released? What
have you accomplished in this past nine years? What has blocked
you, and where have you overcome limitations? Are there relationships
that need healing or releasing? Are there attitudes that no longer
serve you? As you can look upon everything presented with a sense
of gratitude and appreciation for the gift embedded in it, you
open yourself to receive the grace and provisions of Divine guidance.
When you forget to be grateful, and fall into the trap of pettiness
and small thinking, you feel the isolation of tumbling from a
mountaintop of clear vistas that includes all life. Alienation
can only be overcome through opening the heart, inviting Spirit
to be the Source of supply, and moving into compassion, forgiveness,
and love. It may sound difficult, but once you open that channel
of receptivity, all things are possible!
© Kathleen Jacoby, 2007