J u n e 2 0 0 8
June offers opportunities to slow down and
ponder what you are considering. You are in a new cycle and
there are possibilities. Which way to go? How do you want to
proceed? Take time to distill and digest what you have been
investigating, and if it is possible to retreat or go on a vacation
where you can commune with nature, do so. Spirit is seeking
to reach you, and if you make a decision to tune in, you will
feel the stirring of guidance and/or have insights that are
valuable. Health issues can arise to force you to pay attention
to what your body and mind want you to hear, and there's
also an opportunity to revisit a past relationship where things
have been left undone. New relationships that have a "fated"
quality probably do. The past rekindles the present, and through
your choices, you are able to craft a meaningful future!
Aligning with powerful people can bring about
valuable alliances that provide success to your projects or
aspirations. As you recognize that your life is a system of
energy that is interlinked with all of life, you make different
choices that validate each person and all points of view. From
this, consensus is born, and through your diplomatic skills
(hone them!), you are able to feel a crowning achievement for
past efforts. On the other hand, if you avoided taking the steps
needed or doing the work required, this is a month when the
bills come due on multiple levels. Take everything that comes
with equanimity, and pay the dues required to keep you in the
running. It can be a worthwhile, eye-opening month, with a cherished
goal achieved... if you've done your homework!
A month of symbolic graduation. In a year that
calls for more self-expression and release of the inner child,
you may find that there are attitudes you've held on to
that are no longer valid in your life, or there may be someone
who is no longer to be part of your future through the natural
law of change. The function of June is to assist you in seeing
life from a larger perspective. It is as though you are asked
to stand atop the mountain so that you understand why things
are as they are. With a grander view, things make sense, and
when you understand them, you can explain them to others in
ways that inspire and are imbued with compassion. Let go of
everything that you have outworn, for new and more appropriate
to who you are now is waiting to find room, and this cannot
happen until you release attachment to that which you've
You are asked to stand up and be counted this
month. Perhaps it's through a leadership position, perhaps
through sharing your opinion. In whatever way, this month calls
upon you to take the reins of opportunity and proceed in a direction
that will allow for more autonomy and feeling of freedom. Even
in a familiar setting, there are things you know or have to say
that can assist others, or point to your unique qualities. Character,
courage, stamina, and a "can do" attitude are all
to the good. Go boldly forward with a pioneering spirit, even
if it is seemingly in small things. The idea is that you are saying
"Yes" to what life has to offer.
Sparks may be flying now. There is a sudden quality
of liberation or undoing. You can make a snap decision that changes
the status of your life, or have an idea that may be close to
inventive genius. Whatever comes, you are asked to take the spark
and ignite it into a concept that can be translated to something
understandable by others. The impulse may be fleeting, so you
have to act the moment you have an "Aha!" insight.
If there is disillusion in a relationship, do your best to stay
centered, but if there is a merging in relationship, see it as
the magnificent gift it is. No matter whether you feel things
are "on" or "off" there is always a light
at the heart of the matter, so knowing that, have faith that all
is moving exactly as it needs to for the full emergence of your
Celebrate life, family, friends, creativity,
and children. It is a wonderful month for expanding your social
life, creative flair, and having lighthearted moments with people
you enjoy. It's a great time to leave all the critical and
sarcastic ones you know out of the picture. Let them crab together.
This is a month for you to take the spotlight, shine your own
light, and cut loose from any kind of repression that keeps the
bloom of your soul from expressing its full glory. Children or
your own inner child may be highlighted. What can you do to have
more fun and be more playful? What does a child need from you
that you may not have been aware of before. Get into that childlike
sense of wonder and magic, and you will find ways of being that
are truly infectious - making others smile because of your
enthusiasm and light. This is a great month for sales and inspiring
others. You really do have a lucky charm if you use it, so do
not allow the negative ones to pull you down.
June is about restructuring and building on a
stronger foundation. This can be actual buildings or the foundation
of a relationship. It is also the framework upon which you stand
as a unique human being. Where is the script of your life too
narrow or confining? Where are you able to climb out of the box
to expand your horizons? New blueprints are possible through your
own willingness to make life more reflective of who and what you
are now, including shifts in perception, altered viewpoints, and
need for more supportive relationships in work and friendship.
You have a unique opportunity to determine where you've
been stuck, and once found, you can push just a little more in
order to break through the barriers that may have held you back.
In doing so, you become the caterpillar who eats through the cocoon
to become the butterfly. This is major or minor transformation,
and once achieved, you wonder why you waited so long to fly!
June is full of activity, either mental or physical
- or both. You need to keep hold of the reins at some deeper
level within yourself because the tendency will be to want to
fly free in every direction without inhibiters or rules and regulations.
In just doing your own thing, you can make some investments or
enter agreements that are not in your best interest because you
glossed over the fine print. Don't do that! Read contracts
thoroughly, and if something looks too good to be true, be suspicious.
On the other hand, this is a terrific time of expanding your horizons,
traveling, meeting many people from multiple backgrounds, and
exploring interests that pique your curiosity. Beyond a few cautionary
words, the month can be full and rich, so open your arms and enjoy
this movable feast!
Family, health, service, and all things that
are about value come up for review this month. Where do you feel
joyous in giving to others, and where do you feel cramped and
put upon? Do you feel as though the responsibilities you have
are a gift or a burden, and are you motivated by compassion or
resentment, or a little of both? It's important to be honest
with yourself this month. If there are things you are doing out
of duty alone, your attitude will be felt by others, and you'll
get back a resentful response. When you can determine what works
and what doesn't, you can assign tasks and responsibility
appropriately so that everyone feels value and valued in what
they are doing. This opens the way for you to expand your heart
center more fully to express love, compassion, and appreciation.
And when you do, it comes flooding right back at you from all
those whose lives you touch.
© Kathleen Jacoby, 2008
WHAT ARE YOUR GIFTS IN THE YEAR
You are beginning a new cycle that will allow
you to open new doors, make new connections, and define your ideas
and inspiration in a way that may significantly alter your life
view or the way you move forward in the future. Bring steadfast
determination and willingness to be open to new opportunities.
Last year was the completion of a nine year cycle for you, and
during that time, you reviewed what works and what doesn't
work in your life. It's time now to re-invent yourself in
ways that are more appropriate to who and what you have become.
This is a new season - and it requires planting the seeds
for your future. Think things through. Don't act on impulse,
but recognize what potential you have and where you want to make
your mark. Right use of Will is important. The more stubborn and
impatient you are, the more chance there is to embark on a path
that is not optimum, so take your time, listen to advice, and
then pay attention to your own higher guidance for confirmation.
This year is all about a new adventure, and you can write the
script for how you want to see it unfold.
2008 is all about partnerships and the quality
of your connection to everything in your life. That means your
connection to your thoughts, your body, people in your life, attitudes
about others - and it requires discernment and determination
to choose only that which supports and nourishes you at the deepest
level. You may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by other people's
wants. This points to your need to create an invisible boundary
surrounding yourself that others do not penetrate. With thoughts,
if you find yourself in a state of depression, it is important
to shift the frequency that you are focusing upon. Surround yourself
with positive guidance, and pay attention to the subtle clues
life presents. Are you eating things that nurture your body, or
are you depleting your reserves through wrong choices? This year
is often about subtlety. Things aren't necessarily in your
face, but call upon you to interpret what is going on beneath
the surface, or sense the undercurrents in interactions with others.
Inner guidance is seeking you, and in this you also need discernment.
The voice you pay attention to needs to be inclusive and loving,
not exclusive and exploitive, so your task is to differentiate
between the voice of the ego, and the voice of Spirit. As you
move through this year gathering the clues, it can be a wonderful
opportunity for impressions that you translate into something
that adds more meaning to your own life and the lives of others.
Create, Create, and Create! Take the gifts that
are innately yours and find outlets that allow you to express
yourself in positive ways. You can inspire, motivate, persuade,
and do all the other things that bring something wonderful to
birth. Emotions are part of this mix, and when you allow yourself
to be victimized by other people's criticism or issues,
you lose the spark that is yours for this year. The idea here
is that you can be loving and supportive, but you are not to take
on the issues that another person has to contend with. This means
parents and children. Recognize how you can be most helpful where
it is called for without compromising the spark of magic and possibility
that is touching you this year. It is a wonderful time to get
in touch with your own inner child, be more playful and light
hearted, and to find things that bring you joy. See the world
through eyes that believe anything is possible, and you will draw
to yourself the things that make that reality. Beauty is important,
so surround yourself with things that make you smile, and be the
sunshine that causes others to be glad you are part of their lives.
It really can be a year where the ability to look at the absurdities
of life through a lens of humor transmutes difficulties into possibilities!
2008 is a great time to structure or restructure
things in your life that require more attention. You have the
wherewithal now to focus on what needs to be accomplished, and
your view is practical. It's time to make order out of chaos,
and to strengthen foundations in all areas of living. By keeping
your eye on the prize, and deferring frivolity in the moment,
you will come to the conclusion of the year with a strong sense
of pride and accomplishment. Otherwise, you may find yourself
trying to sidestep what needs to be done and having to take care
of bigger issues later. Be methodical, follow a blueprint, and
be willing to take risks needed to move you into a larger arena.
By believing more in what you have to offer, you can make headway
that overcomes inertia or feelings of not being good enough. You
are enough, and your efforts can bring the achievement you seek.
Fear is based on not knowing outcomes, but when you push a little
harder and do not give up in the face of obstacles, you will make
breakthroughs that allow for the transformation of your life and
Full speed ahead! However, watch for curves in
the road, and be discerning about where you are going and with
whom. There may be those who are full of promises and talk a good
story, but be aware that you may come up against someone this
year whose intentions are less than honorable. Insist on seeing
references, pay attention to track records, and be wary if you
are flattered into overlooking warning signs or signing something
without fully reading what you are agreeing to. This year is about
exploring options and expanding your vision and territory. It
is also about communication, information, and travel. There are
many choices, and opportunities to take multiple paths. Just make
sure you are realistic about how long things take, and choose
things that bring results to fruition, because if you just allow
the year to be a wild ride, you will become critical and appear
flaky - and that's not the intent of this otherwise
grand opportunity to widen horizons. Beyond the warnings, open
your arms and embrace possibility. This can be life changing!
The more gratitude you can find in your heart
this year, the more you will have to be grateful for. 2008 provides
an unusual mixture of duty and joy. The key is your attitude.
As you see all obligations as blessings, they become so. As you
feel resentful and unappreciated, you will draw more of that to
yourself. The focus is either on the letter of the law or the
spirit of the law. Are you getting back exactly what you put out,
or are others not giving you the respect you think you are due?
Truth is, you will receive exactly what you perceive, so if you
adopt an attitude of giving and doing because your heart is full
of gladness that you can do for others, you will be overwhelmed
by gratitude... even if it's only your own. Your opportunities
to express love are endless. Some of what appears unlovable is
most in need of love. So, recognize your gifts, give because you
can, and realize that your efforts become an agent for healing
and wellbeing of many. What an opportunity!
You can achieve new levels of understanding this
year about yourself, your special areas of interest, and your
spiritual life. It's a wonderful time to put attention on
things that bring greater perspective and knowledge. Look beyond
the surface and find the clues that will tie loose ends together.
This can be a year of deep connections, with someone coming into
your life who is very special, or someone from the past returning
to complete unfinished business. All connections take on greater
meaning, and require that you determine what has value in your
life and what is merely superficial. In the seventh year, the
opportunity to deepen your spiritual understanding is marked,
so be sure that you do those things that bring you closer to the
inner wellspring of truth. In addition, take care of health concerns.
Listen to your body, and do those things that nourish and honor
yourself. Time spent in solitude is restorative, and there is
great healing through connection to nature in her many forms.
Appreciate quiet and beauty, and do those things that replenish
your soul. You will be glad you did!
You may feel that you are "on call"
this year. You are in a sense. Life is a system of energy, and
you are asked to stand in the center of your life and bring things
into flowing balance and harmony. Where are you off in one area
of focus at the expense of everything else in your life, and where
have you forgotten to take time to smell the flowers, or to manage
and coordinate things in such a way that you are on top of what
needs doing? Life is not asking for perfection, but it is requiring
that you take a practical, no-nonsense approach to what is needed,
and then take the steps to bring things into balance. Too much
stress? Make time for massage, listen to music, sit in a hot tub.
The idea throughout the year is that you may be called upon to
be responsible... to direct and manage things. But you are
also asked to orchestrate your life in such a way that it becomes
a symphony rather than cacophony. This is a grand opportunity,
and you are up to the challenge. The rewards can be great, but
before they come, action steps are required. So, roll up your
sleeves, embrace the opportunity, and grab the baton. Conduct
away, and feel the empowerment that comes as a result!
This is a major point of completion, calling
upon you to determine what is important for the future, and what
is no longer necessary. This year offers opportunities to revisit
the past nine years and to see where you have grown beyond certain
ideas, people, and situations that no longer reflect who you have
become. You might say this year is about graduation. You are finishing
a major cycle, and the more you assess and digest, the more room
you make for new opportunities in 2009. Throughout 2008, you will
have the chance to see yourself from a larger perspective. Make
a point of taking the high ground in all situations, and be honest
with yourself about your role in what is happening. Where have
you outgrown the way you do things? Where are you clutching things
from the past that are no longer relevant? What needs to be purged?
As you reach out to Source for your supply, you feel grateful
and appreciative for what is. Everything becomes an opportunity
to grow. When you forget, and rely only on yourself, things may
feel stuck. You aren't alone, and by recognizing your need
for Divine assistance and ASKING for it, you will be given the
tools to make wise choices and release limitations from your life.
This is a big year. The implications go way beyond just now, so
make the most of it and let go of everything that is in the way
of you achieving your full potential.
© Kathleen Jacoby, 2008