Monday, August 20, 2012

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xo
-Julia

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Time to Move!

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COME WITH ME!

xoxo
-Julia

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Devotion

I'm off to visit my grandmother today.  It's now just a few hours' drive to see her.  She amazes me.  Her strength is inspiring and I can't wait to spend a little time with her.

What inspires you?  Are you making time to connect with the people who mean the most to you?  Are you able to slow down and really relish the simple pleasures in life?  Where is your source of inspiration?  If you aren't feeling it, go look for it!  Inspiration helps us handle stormy psychic weather and stormy it is, my friends.

Friday brings the return of the Stonestreet Cafe at 12radio.com.  I'm excited to get back on the air and share the insights and inspiration that's happening in my life.  Show time moved up to 11am pacific/2pm eastern.  This will help our international friends tune in live.  I hope you'll join me and perhaps even call in during the second half of the show to share what's happening with you.  You can find dial in info on the 12radio.com facebook page.

The theme for the show this week is DEVOTION.  Aren't we all searching for something or someone to be devoted to?  Devotion helps us connect with the divine.   Devotion has been a space of play for me lately.  If you're reading this I KNOW you have a devotional nature.  You want to be devoted but when we devote ourselves to something narrow, we often end up disappointed and hurt.  Let's delve into this at 12radio.com on Friday.

This is such an exciting time to be on our magic planet.  The energy incredibly dynamic and challenging.  Our spiritual abilities are turning on and amping up in new and fantastic ways.  Hold on to your hats because we're just at the beginning, methinks...

My website facelift is almost complete and I'll be directing you over there soon.  If you're getting these blog posts via email, you'll have to come over to the new site and sign up again.  You won't regret it.  The new site is crisp, clean, energetic and simple.  These are qualities I'm cultivating on all levels as we move towards autumn.

LIFE IS GOOD!!  Find inspiration.  Be devoted.

xo
-Julia

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fortune Forecast 8/6 - 8/12

BIG CHANGE SHAKES THE FOUNDATION

It's a turbulent week with lots of change that seems to come out of nowhere.  It's very difficult to predict or make plans in the midst of these kinds of conditions.  The best course of action is to stay loose and move with it and through it.  Let go.  Be willing to adapt to what's taking place and forget about trying to control it.  When everything shakes down, we'll see a new landscape with incredible vistas and possibilities.  The chaos happening now is needed in order to loosen the grip of ideas, people and things that no longer hold any real meaning.  Go with it not against it, even if accompanied by sheer terror as the ride intensifies.  

Monday 8/6
GET READY FOR A NEW VISION 
We get a glimpse today of something new and fantastic.  There's an aura of the impossible around it all and yet we can feel in our bones that something truly big is about to get underway.  Allow the dream to be grand for now.  There's no need to trim it down to size.  The trimming will happen when the action phase begins.  Keep on dreaming for now.

Tuesday 8/7
PUSH ON THROUGH
It's time to get a little aggressive.  We need to advocate for what we want and make it happen.  Being patient and waiting for a shift isn't going to get us where we need to be.  We've got to just go now.  Small steps can move a ton of energy.  One step, one risk.  Make it small so that the beginning begins.  It's time to go now.

Wednesday 8/8
AN AWAKENING BRINGS HEALING
We have the ability to wake up and see things from a fresh perspective today.  This new point of view brings healing and it helps us see where we're mobile and able to move.  Don't be afraid to see that certain assumptions have been false and unhelpful.  Just slough it all off now and be reborn.  Life is asking us to be in love.  Sink in.

Thursday 8/9
PRESSURE INCREASES
There's a building sense that we're on the cusp of a breakthrough.  We can feel the intensity mounting and may be a little nervous about what it all means.  We have a lot that needs attention now and it's all a bit overwhelming.  Soldier on knowing that the pop we've been waiting for is just about to happen. Just about now.

Friday 8/10
tune in to the Stonestreet Cafe at 12radio.com, 11am pacific/2pm eastern
GO WITH DESIRE
Follow a passion even if it seems crazy and distracting. This passion is a clue and it can lead us to revelations about ourselves and our place in the universe but only if we follow.  Don't worry about wandering off the beaten track.  There are treasures hiding just out of sight of the main road.  Go ahead and go look.

Saturday 8/11
WEALTH IS WHERE YOU SEEK IT
Where are you looking for safety and security?  If you're looking at anything or anyone around you, it's the wrong place to look.  Wealth is not always what we expect but it is always available.  What's rich in your world today?  Notice and appreciate it for in doing so, we create room for more.  Keep it simple to start.

Sunday 8/12
WIN IT, FEEL IT
Relish the spoils of a recent victory.  Hard work has paid off and we can now enjoy the feeling of knowing our own value.  Others are noticing this boost in confidence and offers are flooding in.  It's much easier to craft the next step now that we're feeling certain about what we're capable of.  Validation is tremendously healing.

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KNOW THAT IT WILL ALL RIGHT ITSELF

Sometimes we need to know even though we don't know.  Everything happening now is essential.  Let it happen.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Good Fortune Scopes 8/5 - 8/11

ARIES
Rewards are in the works Aries and you're in the mood to celebrate.  It feels good to be praised and offered perks but the best feeling is the sense of pride in your own accomplishments.  You've earned this, so enjoy.  It's a time of stability and prosperity in your world.  This makes it safe to take risks and try new things.  There's hard work ahead but you are armed and ready with experience and hard won wisdom.  Don't let the negative people in your life bring you down.  They're trying their best but it need not affect you.

TAURUS
You're nearing the end of a cycle that has caused a lot of stress and worry.  It might get more intense before it eases up, Taurus but know that you're almost there.  Part of what needs to end is your tendency to blame yourself when things go wrong.  This is not something you need to carry into the next phase, which promises to bring fulfillment and abundance.  Keep an eye on your boundaries.  You need conservation now, of resources and energy.  Find time to rest and play and let the stormy energy blow over.  Better days are coming.

GEMINI
It's time to dig in and really commit, Gemini.  You're going to struggle with this notion even though what's in front of you is wonderful and worthy of your full attention.  You just don't enjoy being tied down.  So much is changing in your life.  You might feel shaken and uncertain as it all comes apart but you can find respite in knowing that everything that's ending was done and gone.  You so want to belong to a community that you admire.  They have not welcomed you though and it hurts.  Couple it be that they're not all they're cracked up to be?

CANCER
You're on a quest to find more meaning in life, Cancer.  You've been working hard but may have suddenly lost your ability to connect with why.  Reflect on what's most valuable to you.  What do you want more of in your life?  Are your goals taking you in that direction?  These are questions worth asking.  A big idea has you energized but also overwhelmed.  You're not sure how you're going to get where you want to go.  The people around you are not helping, as their tendency to be too practical is causing you doubt.  Shake it off and go.

LEO
You are stressed out Leo as you work to finish a few projects.  Your standards are impossibly high and this is causing you to miss out on the excellence of your work.  Can you ease up a little or a lot?  If you can, it will help you get back to the fun of it all.  Something you want very much is about to run by.  Grab it when you see it and make it yours.  Instinct will guide you far better than thinking.  The other thing worth your attention is rest and sleep.  Make it a priority to get more of it so that you can pull up even more sparkling creativity.

VIRGO
You've got two very dynamic spaces to attend to this week, Virgo.  It's hard work to find the balance but you're doing it and doing it well.  At some point it will be clear that you need to focus on one and cut the other one loose.  You're not quite there yet.  Gather with friends to lift your spirits and keep you inspired.  It's an excellent time to play and connect.  A wish is about to come true and it will bring gifts of all shapes and sizes in unexpected ways.  Let it in.  You deserve the best of the best, so let yourself have it.

LIBRA
Let your feeling give guidance this week, Libra.  Your mind will have you doubting and questions but your heart can show you a deeper truth.  A sudden burst of inspiration is making you restless and ready for new things.  This restlessness can easily become irritability.  Find way to channel the passionate energy building in you.  It's hard to rest or get any real sleep right now.  Your psyche is disturbed and you can't quite figure out the cause.  Turn back to your heart for guidance and insight.  It's all there, waiting to be discovered.

SCORPIO
It's a magical time, Scorpio.  What you dream of can come into reality quickly and easily this week.  Keep acknowledging your heart's desire.  Let it happen.  You're so ready to open up and try new things.  Sticking to the same, dull routine is not a viable option for you now.  You need expansion and exploration and the ability to stumble into new delights.  Go ahead and wander even if the path isn't clear and you don't know what you want.  You'll find it is you just step through the door and out into the world.

SAGITTARIUS
This is an incredibly rich time in your life, Sagittarius.  Big lessons loom at every turn and you're being asked to dig deeper and find the resources you need inside yourself.  There is support for you.  It comes in the form of someone to listen and someone who cares but no one can really tell you what to do right now.  You've got to forge your own path.  It's ok to take break for silly fun.  It's actually incredibly important that you do this.  Play brings your energy up and this in turn help you make the most of the opportunities coming your way.  Just do it.

CAPRICORN
It's a wonderful week, Capricorn.  Good fortune is coming at you in every area of your life.  You've got so many opportunities to choose from that it's a little overwhelming.  Take a deep breath and do what you can get behind what you really want.  Don't just settle for what you think might work.  Go for the gold.  It will take time and dedication to get where you want to be.  That's not a problem for someone like you, who oozes endurance.  Just be sure and add some pleasure to the journey to keep your energy up and inspired.

AQUARIUS
Open up and see with new eyes.  There is fantastical energy happening all around you Aquarius.  You tend to see with sharp eyes.  Can you soften your gaze and see the miraculous all around?  There's no need to be rash this week.  Just observe and take notes so that you can flesh out your master plan.  You're not quite ready to make big decisions anyway.  You need time to prepare, especially on an emotional level.  You're in the midst of shedding an old skin and the process has you feeling vulnerable.  Honor this and be extra good to yourself now.

PISCES
You're climbing out of a situation that caused confusion and worry. It's hard to feel safe when you don't have all the answers. The thing is Pisces, You have more information than you realize, it just isn't coming from the rational part of your mind.  Tune in to intuitive guidance and the path will become clear.  You're being pressured to do something you're not comfortable.  Say no!  It's not going to be easy but you'll be happy in the long run that you stood by your most important principles.  Expect delays and don't let them rattle your confidence.


MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What's Your Revolution?

What a wonderful Full Moon we just had!  Aquarius brings freedom, innovation and revolution.  Did you have a breakthrough? 

Wednesday was a funny day for me.  It started with a phone call from my father.  He decided to bring me some furniture, without warning or any preparation on my part.  This meant I needed to make space for it QUICK, which also meant confronting a variety of dust bunnies, pebbles and beads that were scattered in the space where this furniture was going to land.  The cleaning and rearranging of furniture took me away from the other tasks I had planned to work on.  Things like writing you, planning workshops here in Santa Fe for the fall and editing sound files for my new website.

So I started the day feeling frenzied and a bit irritated but as the house got polished, my mood improved.  The furniture arrived and it's lovely.  It's from my grandmother's house.  She's downsizing.  This furniture is more elegant than the child-stained stuff that was once in it's place.  Even better, it smells like my dear Grandmother's house.  This cheered me up.

By early afternoon, the house had become an oasis of cleanliness and peace.  I found a spot after all the rearranging that was perfect for meditation.  Ever since I moved here, I'd been seeking the right spot to chill and actually, inadvertently created it during the big dust up.  So I fired up my favorite New Age music, broke out the eye pillow and closed my eyes to work some energy.

Meanwhile, my husband had announced early that morning that he was going to find a new job.  That day.  He said it with certainty.  (He has a great job now, just not enough hours so he wants to add something to complement the existing job).  He went off to search after helping with the furniture arranging.  I was meditating and enjoying the new space with a cat lounging nearby when I took a quick look at him, psychically.  I didn't want to interfere with his manifesting ability but I took a second to light up a grid of light for him, of people who'd be receptive or supportive of his search.  Then I drifted off to work the energy around our house, creating peace, calm, play and other good stuff.

I soon got a call that he'd found his new job at the very first place he went to.  They hired him on the spot and told him his timing was perfect.  It's the place he most wants to work at.  Now, I'm not taking credit for his manifestation.  In fact, I was mindful of keeping my energy out of it.  I guess I just want to share the story because he focused and created and I was supporting him in it.  There was no panic, no anxiety.  Just a grid of light lit up to give him support.  It didn't hurt that the Full Moon was shining it's light in the first house of his chart.  He has Aquarius rising.

All in all it was a magical day.  Since I've arrived here, I've started to amp up my energy work.  I'm being supported in this by my new friend Juli Somers, the Director of the Center for Inner Truth here in Santa Fe.  We've been getting together to work energy and plan events for the Center.  I really can't tell you how important it is to connect with others to support the energy work we're all doing.

Having a connection with the Center seems to be bringing me home, to my energy work and my psychic tools.  I now have a home at the Center to offer workshops, teach and facilitate healing events.  IT'S SO EXCITING!

So I write you today and ask, what's your revolution?  What do you want to create?  Do you have the support you need?  Are people staying out of your space and letting you create your way?  If the answer to any of these questions is NO, please consider getting help, via a friend, a class to teach you spiritual tools or a reading.  If you're in Santa Fe, come find me at the Center for Inner Truth.  We're amping it up over there.

I'M WITH YOU IN WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CREATE.
Let's light up your grid of support.

xoxo
-Julia

ps.  As I wrote this blog, I got a funny email from Juli saying the healing clinic at the Center was PACKED last night.  Could it be that with a little focused intention, support and the ability to move energy around we can and do indeed create with ease?  YES.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fortune Forecast 7/30 - 8/5

LIFE IS WONDROUS, LOVE IT UP

There are many miracles both big and small happening in our world right now.  We don't always see and feel them but if we start to ask to see and feel them, we will.  Open up to the magic.  It's subtle at times but it's here.  It's here in the Sun, the Moon, the trees and the rivers.  It's here in the flowers and the bees, the clouds and the breezes.  It's everywhere.  More and more we're grappling with the realization that in this perfectly, imperfect reality, there's little we can control beyond our own, internal universe and even this expansive terrain tends to be wild and unwieldy.  Keep coming back to this moment, this body, this breath.  There's nothing beyond THIS.  Come home.

Monday 7/30
LOVE COMES IN
The love is flowing today.  Will you let it in and express it back out?  It's not hard if we just decide to let it happen.  There's no need to be guarded.  All is well and even if it isn't it IS well when love is the focus.  Healing wants to happen and we don't have to do anything to create it except allow.

Tuesday 7/31
WIELD POWER WITH DISCRETION 
We can bring a lot of power into any and all spaces that need it today.  The problem is we might get giddy and overreach in our enthusiasm.  Be careful with power now because shortcuts and subtle half truths are seductive.  Stay on the straight and narrow to the degree possible.

Wednesday 8/1
JOIN TOGETHER TO MAKE SOMETHING BIGGER 
Whether we partner up with a friend today or decide to create deeper union with ourselves, we can accomplish so much when we heal the rifts and connect.  Be willing to share ideas and brainstorm together.  The support and the flow that happens when we let people in can't be beat, even the person we let in is us.

Thursday 8/2
DELAYS ARE INEVITABLE 
Don't fret when things don't come together quite the way we expect.  It's in the stars today that there will be glitches and upsets.  Prepare for them by staying loose and adaptable.  Why do we take it so personally when things get wonky?  Let's stop that right now.

Friday 8/3
EXPECT A LETDOWN 
There's no way to avoid feeling disappointment today.  It may be momentary or it may be slightly lasting.  It's not a bad thing, either.  See this is a dip in the energy...a chance to check in, slow down and make repairs in areas that are in need of shoring up.  Most of all, find a pathway back to the body.  Bring love in.

Saturday 8/4
PROTECT AND PRESERVE 
It's a day for conservation and care.  We're not in the position for grand gestures and big expenditures.  Keep it simple and don't over extend.  Step away when the need arises.  Rest is valuable.  Don't underestimate it and don't let anyone make you think otherwise.  Miracles happen when we get a little quiet.

Sunday 8/5
GET AFTER IT 
It's time to go after what's wanted.  We can take small steps though we might be so inspired that we end of taking big leaps today.  We're feeling freer to take chances than we have in quite some time.  Sometimes it doesn't matter what we're chasing, it just matters that we're in motion.

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BREATHE, FEEL, SURRENDER

Just slow down.  Slow it all down.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Good Fortune Scopes 7/29 - 8/4

ARIES
You are stressed out Aries and could really use a break.  You've got to make the break happen.  You can't afford to wait for the right time.  Your attitude about what's possible is taking a nosedive and it's all about being exhausted.  When you get some rest and restoration, you'll find that your fighting spirit comes back quickly and shockingly.  You have no idea how much can be resolved if you just have a chance to pause.  Big ideas are coming and you're ready to tackle all aspects.  Get ready for new things and a surge on all levels.  It's coming.  Know this and refuse to fret in the meantime.

TAURUS
You're feeling conflicted this week, Taurus.  You have two potential paths to explore and they're both pretty thrilling.  Perhaps you don't need to choose just yet.  Keep gathering information and getting a taste of both.  You're going to choose soon, you're just not quite ready.  Make sure you aren't being motivated by the need to escape something uncomfortable.  There's no doubt that you have tremendous pressure on you but the only way to get through it is to keep on going.  Trying to get away from it will prolong the struggle.  Take heart knowing you're on the cusp of a breakthrough.

GEMINI
You're a ball of nerves this week, Gemini.  You have a lot to attend to and your ability to care for yourself is getting lost in the shuffle.  You can see that you close to completion on an important project and this is part of why you're pushing so hard.  There are no prizes that can compensate for the toll all this pressure is exacting.  Stop.  Now.  Both head and heart need space to share their wisdom and insight with you. You'll tap into the wisdom of both if you make time to pause.  Could it be that you aren't pausing because you don't want to listen?  Ask yourself what you're resisting and everything will settle down nicely.

CANCER
You're tapping into tons of magic, Cancer.  A part of you is tempted to use you magic to get back at people who've hurt you and caused you pain.  This might feel good as an idea but it won't deliver satisfaction if you try and go through with it.  Don't waste your energy on this nonsense when you could be using it to create the life you want, need and deserve!  You've been edgy and impatient as you wait for things to line up.  Don't wait, get busy taking small action to move your dream into reality.  Part of this is taking care of your body, mind and spirit.  Simply attending to basic needs will pay off big now.

LEO
You're feeling freer and easier than you have in a long while.  It's not like all your problems have found a tidy conclusion, you've just found a way to live with the imperfections.  How wonderful, Leo!  Life is offering you lots of gifts this week and you're allowing it all in.  There's a wonderful sense of security taking root in your and it's helping you prepare to expand and grow.  Your dreams are off the charts and you can use what's happening on the astral in all kinds of art and expression.  You've tapped into a collective wisdom and can translate for others.  This makes you magical, indeed.

VIRGO
You're psyching yourself out, Virgo.  Things aren't as dire as they seem and you have more room to maneuver than you realize.  It's possible that you might have to let the negative thinking run its course and that's ok.  Just let it all come up and out.  Big healing wants to wash over you and there's nothing you need to do except let it happen.  A new vision is on the cusp of taking root.  There's no need to worry or get stressed out more than you already are.  let go of the effort you believe you need to further your dream.  It's happening now!  Let it unfold and be sure to pause for rest.  It;s the most important work you can do now.  

LIBRA
It's your favorite thing, Libra...Love!  Play in it.  Express it.  Extend it.  Relish it.  You're attracting a lot of attention this week and it feels great to be noticed and validated for your many gifts.  Your drive is fierce and you're ready to conquer.  There are lurking fears that emerge as you take on bigger and better risks.  Don't let these shadows and phantoms stop you.  Let those old limitations drop away as you discover that it's safe to be whatever you want to be.  You're capable of more than a few breakthroughs with all this potent energy flowing through you.  Make the most of it.

SCORPIO
Harness your power, Scorpio.  You have so much to offer.  You need to know it!  Be confident when approaching people who can help further your dreams.  You'll garner a ton of support and resources if you just ask.  When you see what you want, grab it.  Don't hesitate and don't hold back.  Amazing opportunities are popping up.  You're not going to want all of them, so discrimination is essential.  Don't sell out by taking something less than what you really and truly want.  This week, you get very clear about your next step and how to get there.  Get ready to move.  It's time for the best of everything on all levels.

SAGITTARIUS
It's an incredibly potent time in your life Sagittarius.  Every decision feels so serious.  It's nearly impossible to lighten up but you can try.  No one seems to understand what you're going through and you're completely unable to articulate it.  This is causing you to feel very isolated as you soldier through tough times.  There's a ton of good luck, waiting to land in your life.  Open up to it.  You just don't have to work as hard as you are working right now.  You've drifted far from your own optimism and it feels terrible to be without it.  Go on a quest to find it again because when you do, everything will right itself.

CAPRICORN
Your impatience could cause problems this week, Capricorn.  You're so anxious to move into new things that you might be tempted to leave a few things undone or done halfway.  This will come back to haunt you later.  Do what you can to slow down and attend to details even though it's the last thing you're interested in.  There are conflicts and chaos in your environment.  This feels distracting and exhausting.  Perhaps you need to step back and be mindful of what's yours to fix and what's not.  Figuring this out will help you find your center again and once that happens everything will start moving again.

AQUARIUS
You're feeling guarded this week, Aquarius.  You just aren't sure who and what you can trust.  Having strong boundaries is appropriate right now.  You're not imagining threat in your environment.  These threats are real, though they're not as powerful as you might think.  Seeing them will help you know how to confront them.  New plans are starting to come together, which is bringing you peace.  Your vision is clear and you know what needs to be done to make it real.  Carry on.  Expect chaos in the world around you.  You can notice it without letting it blow you out.  Don't even think of trying to fix it.

PISCES
Relax into the good things that are happening for you, Pisces.  You've experienced a victory and can bask in your success.  You need to bask in it, actually.  It's a wonderful form of refreshment for your sometimes, weary soul.  You've been going through tremendously deep changes...one after the next, without many breaks.  Give yourself a moment to just stop.  As you energy comes up, you'll be asked to make a choice.  You've been putting this off, hoping that it would become absolutely clear which one your should pick.  It's not clear and you need to pick anyway and then trust your choice.  It's going to work.


MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Big Radio Thursday

I've got some radio time coming up tomorrow (Thursday) and I sure hope you'll join me.  First, I'm taking over Laura Out Loud on 12radio.com at 10am pacific/1pm eastern.  We're going to talk about LONGING.  I know many are longing for better times right now.  We long for better jobs, better relationships, better health and more.  Let's take a look at the energy of longing and see what we come up with.

After Laura's show, I'll be joining Andrew Wilbury Smith on the Andy Wilbury Show on stickham at 11am pacific, 2pm eastern.  I'll be jumping into the show about an hour in at noon pacific.  Andy has an amazing radio show that's pure music and musical facts.  I've picked out some songs to share and we're going to talk what music means, what certain songs mean.  If you love music, you're going to love the Andy Wilbury Show, straight out of the UK.

I'm happy to announce that I'll be offering some teaching at the Center for Inner Truth here in Santa Fe, NM.  The director of the Center, Juli Somers has given me an incredibly, warm welcome and I'm so tickled to have found a place to offer workshops, classes and who knows what else! If you live in the Santa Fe region, consider checking out the Center and I'll be sure to keep you up to date as I create events and classes.

It's a little intense out there, my friends.  Nerves are frayed and people are on edge.  Please slow down and take care of body, mind and spirit!  Make it a priority like you never have before.  It's important.

I notice that since my move, I'm ever more aware of the energy patterns at play.  I feel them on a much more visceral level.  Reflecting back on my Colorado, mountain town, I can see that I was removed on some level from the deeper aspects of FEELING the energy.  It was a more observant-type reality.  Now I am IN it and so glad to be!  I had a desire to come out and engage the world in a much more active way and boy, did I get what I asked for.

I'm out and about almost every day, meeting new people and getting involved in the community.  It's been magical to see so many opportunities coming my way after a couple years of being almost cloistered in the Colorado mountains. 

The challenging thing is managing the energy.  It's a challenge these days to be in the world but not of it, so to speak.  There's a frantic undertone playing out as we adjust to major shifts in energy on our little, magic planet.  Waiting for peace to come, or waiting for a break in the energy means waiting a long time.  More than ever, we have to carve out the peace and quiet we crave.  Longing for it is understandable.  Let's make it happen instead!

Tune in to the radio Thursday and let's play!

xo
-Julia


Monday, July 23, 2012

Fortune Forecast 7/23 - 7/29

ABUNDANCE GAINS STRENGTH

We're feeling richer on many levels now.  What we once clung to for security has passed away, leaving us reaching deeper for the abundance we need.  It's amazing to find a wellspring of inner resources, resources that help us feel safe no matter what comes.  Notice the beauty all around. The world offers riches of all kind in every moment.  Don't be swayed when looking at older sources of comfort and security.  These are spaces that have run their course.  Instead, look for what's shiny and new and possibly very simple. It's here that treasure awaits. Don't fear the stripping down that's happening now.  Once the superfluous is gone, we'll see what's real and lasting and the truth of this is more than magnificent, it's miraculous.

Monday 7/23
FINISH UP 
It's an excellent day to tie up loose ends.  There are new things awaiting but they can't arrive until space is created for them.  Be willing to let go of even more, even if it's frightening and disorienting.  Just let go.  It will feel so good to ease out of resisting the changes and instead, just letting them happen.  Surrender is a beautiful thing.

Tuesday 7/24
NEW IDEAS COME FLOODING IN 
We're inspired today and everything feels bigger, better and more possible.  There are so many new ideas that we might not know which ones to pursue.  Time can cure this so try not to be impatient.  Let the most exciting ideas percolate.  We tend to cast these off first because they seem outrageous and unobtainable.  Refuse to cast off the dream.

Wednesday 7/25
SLOW DOWN AND HEAL 
We need balance today and we can find it if we make it a priority.  Parts of our lives have languished as we put everything into one project, relationship or idea.  We can spread our energies out now and repair areas that have faltered from lack of attention and care.  This will give us even more energy to make even more magic.

Thursday 7/26
DIRECT THE ACTION 
It's time to take charge.  Get on top of a situation that is becoming more and more of a problem.  All it takes is the decision to do it.  We know what needs to happen here and we can get it done with focused action.  There's no need to be afraid of taking on authority here.  May gifts will come from seizing control and directing the energy.

Friday 7/27
SLOUGH OFF STRESS 
Find ways to slide out of stress, anxiety and fear in order to heal, relax and discover more enjoyment.  Tension's been building and it's had no real outlet.  We can correct this today and find a new kind of peace.  Maybe life will remain imperfect but in our own space, we can rest in contentment despite the chaos of the external realm.

Saturday 7/28
INVEST AND GROW 
Throw energy into a new space.  There's a level of uncertainty about what's possible but with patience, amazing things will happen.  Dig into it and keep digging.  This is an excellent day to slow down and just observe everything that's playing out around us.  We don't need to engage, judge or react.  Just observe and let the observations inform what we want to infuse ourselves into. 

Sunday 7/29
KEEP THE FOCUS 
It's going to be a challenge today to stay focused.  there are a myriad of distractions pulling us in every direction.  These are tough conditions to deal with but certainly not impossible.  Keep coming back.  Keep coming back!  A small spot of relief grows bigger when we validate and play in it.  Give permission to step away from it all in order to restore.

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Connect to the moment and to the earth this week.  Spend time outside if possible, enjoying the air and the sounds of nature.  Find the center and relish it.  Being grounded can help us handle whatever comes along.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Good Fortune Scopes 7/22 - 7/28

ARIES
Slow everything down, Aries.  It feels wrong to your warrior nature not to rush but if you slow down, you'll discover opportunities where you never saw them before.  You are moving into better times, you just don't know it yet.  Notice the feelings of frustration and impatience and just let it all slide away.  You're going through big change right now and it's normal to feel disoriented.  Allow the chaos to play out, without succumbing to the need to control it all.  Control is not helpful now.  Surrender is.

TAURUS
You're ready to relax and bring in more pleasure, Taurus.  Your work load has been heavy and you've held steady for a long time.  Now it's time for some rest and relaxation.  Gifts of all shape and size are showing up for you.  Will you let it in?  Please do!  Your mind is racing and it's preventing you from being more present in your body.  You'll feel so much better if you find ways to unhook from the frantic quality of the mental energy.  Bring out more heart and let it lead for awhile.  You'll enjoy where you end up of you do.

GEMINI
Your mind is in expansion-mode this week and you're starting to see further and further down the road.  It's as if you're being reborn on some level, Gemini and finding your enthusiasm again.  Fears about money and security are bringing you down a bit but you're safer than you feel.  Don't let these fears bring you down or cause you to be reactive or impulsive with resources.  Hard work and diligent effort will pay off.  It might not seem like it right now but you are getting somewhere good.  Keep going.

CANCER
It's going to take time to work through some of the problems that recently popped up, Cancer.  Don't get discouraged because it will all get resolved.  Instead, find a way to pace yourself to keep frustration and fear at a minimum.  A bright new idea is starting to take shape.  You're at the very beginning of this exciting new project, so give yourself room to keep dreaming and fleshing it out.  As you move forward, you'll discover the treasure trove of resources at your disposal.  This in and of itself is a huge gift.

LEO
You're on the verge of a breakthrough, Leo though you might not know it.  Life feels sticky, heavy and perhaps unyielding as you struggle to express your energy the way you want to.  Instead of seeing this as a problem, recognize it as a transition.  Your intuition can offer powerful guidance.  Take the time to listen and respond.  What you're hearing goes against what you think is the truth and this is upsetting but also liberating.  It's ok to be scattered right now.  You're going to find the focus soon.

VIRGO
Clarity is coming and a plan is taking shape. Good fortune is your, Virgo so relax and let the magic happen.  You've been tense of late and life has felt hard.  Know that you're moving into a new phase and it's time to let go of the hypervigilance.  Let love expand in your own heart and in your exchanges with others.  People want to support and assist you now.  If you break your biggest goals into smaller pieces, a lot can be achieved.  Tiny steps will carry you to the finish line, so ease up on the pressure you're applying to yourself.

LIBRA
Negativity is creeping in.   You hold yourself to such high standards that it's nearly impossible to feel good about what you're achieving.  Drop the perfection, Libra.  It's going to be hard but try, you must.  This is often a messy reality and no amount of effort on your part can clean it all up, all the way.  You've been attempting to mediate a dispute but seem to be getting nowhere.  Maybe it's time to abandon this problem.  You didn't create and you can't fix it.  The sooner you see this the better.  Save your energy for better things.

SCORPIO
You're at the end of a cycle,  Scorpio and may have mixed feelings about moving forward.  There is so much you loved about the space that's coming to a close.  It's hard to say goodbye.  Know that there just isn't any energy or inspiration left here.  This will help you move on.  You've got powerful magic to offer new projects and relationships.  Be aware of how you're directing your energy.  Trying to pretend you don't want something won't help you get it.  Be forthright, especially with yourself.

SAGITTARIUS
It's an excellent week to take time off for recreation and play.  You've earned a break by applying yourself with diligence to many, important projects.  Take a break, Sagittarius and get away from it all for a bit.  You're finding new ways to create more balance in your life and it feels good.  Areas that have suffered neglect are getting much-needed attention now.  As you find your center, new inspiration is coming in and showing you things you never thought possible.  What a delight!

CAPRICORN
Confusion is causing you to doubt the viability of your plans.  Hold steady, Capricorn.  You just need to wait for more answers to arrive and they will.  Your fears are potent and you might feel as though you're out of your depths.  The good news is that being in a space of uncertainty helps you find your certainty.  You have more resources to bring to the table than you know.  This is what you're about to discover.  Validate and connect with your supporters.  Their belief in you can help boost you up.

AQUARIUS
You're running low on energy, Aquarius.  It's hard to see your options when you're this tired.  If you can just hold still for a minute and resist the urge to push your way through, you'll find that a lot of what's bothering you starts to find resolution without much effort on your part.  Big lessons and learning opportunities are popping up all over the place.   You'll enjoy a lot of what you're experiencing now if you see the opportunity for growth and expansion.  Patience is not easy but it will serve you well now.

PISCES
Your head and heart are seeking ways to communicate with each other to achieve a desired goal.  It's a challenge to hear both and implement the wisdom.  There are angry energies playing out all around you and it's hard not to be effected by them.  Though this energy isn't your problem, it's becoming your problem.  Tighten up your boundaries, Pisces and create the protection you need.  You don't have clarity yet but it's coming.  Can you find ways to entertain yourself while your vision comes into focus?  Do it!


MAY BLESSINGS SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Moon in Cancer

Tomorrow (Wednesday) brings a New Moon in Cancer.  Our thoughts are on home, family, safety and security as this energy washes over us.  We're seeking comfort now and looking at where we can retreat to for rest.  We might feel like the shelter we need isn't available.  That's the gift of the New Moon, no matter what sign it's in.  It shows us what needs healing and often how to create that healing.

The beginning of a healing is the dawning awareness that something's not right.  As our attention moves into seeing what needs fixing, adjusting and changing, we might get spooked by the immensity of it all.  Don't let the spook get the best of you!  Welcome the awareness because this is the beginning of making changes that move us into the flow we so love.

My thoughts have definitely been on home, family, safety and security as I continue to adjust to my new environment.  I'm watching my children and my cats and my husband move through their feelings about being in a new space as well.  My son is longing for the Colorado mountains.  He seems to be struggling the most with this change.  Sometimes, witnessing someone else's struggle is harder than living through our own.  I've had to hold steady for my little man, assuring him that with time, he'll fall in love with the high, mountain desert as well.

What are you longing for?  What is it that you feel like you're missing?  This is worthy of attention as we move into the New Moon magic.  We might try and brush away some of what we want because we think it's silly to want it or maybe we think it's impossible to have.  Just notice this.  No matter how great or small our desires are, they are the clues we need to find more fulfillment.  Welcome the longing and let it inform the choices you make today.

I'm excited to announce that the Stonestreet Cafe at 12radio.com will relaunch in August on Fridays at 11am pacific/2pm eastern.  I've longed for that platform over the last few months and it feels so good to be coming back home.  Since I was last there, we've created a 12radio app for the iphone, ipad and ipod.  The app makes listening to 12radio.com easy wherever you go.  It's free, so download it and get more access to shows that are playing live as well as the archives.

In other news, I'm now doing readings here in Santa Fe and would love to connect with you!  If you're interested in learning more about my work or want to set up an appointment, shoot me an email (look to the left side of the blog) and let's get started.  If you're not in this region, you can still find me at 12listen.com and we're going to have a big sale tomorrow (Wednesday) in honor of the New Moon.  Come by and let's carve out some comfort.

Lastly, my website juliastonestreetsmith.com is getting a major facelift.  As I close in on a launch date, I want to let you know that Leonine Times will be moving over to the new site.  The sad part of this move is that the feed that sends these posts to you via email, can't be moved.  I'm going to lose some of you, which is a major bummer.  I'll be sure and send a reminder or two when it all comes down so that you can come with me to the new site.  If you want to be sure and stay in touch during the transition, come on over to facebook and 'like' my page.

So there you have it.  I'm coming home to 12radio.com and creating a new home for the blog.  Are you home?  Home is worth looking at with Cancer in the skies.  Let's get cozy!

xo
-Julia

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fortune Forecast 7/16 - 7/22

STRETCH INTO A BIGGER WORLD

There are tons of opportunities coming down the pike this week and we might be overwhelmed by the immensity of it all.  There's no need to be in a rush.  We can take our time and feel these opportunities out to see which ones we want to participate in.  Expect to feel anxious.  We're anxious to choose the right things but if we adopt an experimental attitude, we'll have more fun discovering what fits and what doesn't.  There's simply no way to make a mistake, so be willing to take something on and change direction if necessary.  Some of what's being offered feels like too much too soon.  Sometimes we don't know we're up to the task until we step in and try.  The overarching theme this week is all about willingness and sloughing off the need for perfection.  Be loose and jump in.

Monday 7/16
BELIEVE IN MAGIC 
Wonderful things can happen if we believe it's possible.  Our limitations are getting pushed out, whether we're ready or not.  This will cause us to suffer from pangs of crippling doubt.  Just notice it but don't let it stop what's happening.  Let wonder infuse everything.  Shake of the cynicism and let the magic happen.  It's so much easier than we let it be.

Tuesday 7/17
BREAK OUT OF AN OLD RUT 
It's going to take a little concerted effort to break an old mold.  This rut or groove is worn and familiar and even though it's become a little stifling, it's rather comfortable.  Notice this and decide to try something different.  Even a small step out of the norm can go a long way towards breaking us open to new ways of seeing and feeling our lives.

Wednesday 7/18
EMBODY BOLD POWER 
It's time to take a step up in the way that we approach life and its challenges.  Get tough.  Speak the truth.  Be willing to feel uncomfortable in order to clarify agreements and find a new space of balance.  We don't have to be mean, we just need to be direct.  Don't confuse the two.  When we're clear about what we want, it's much easier to manifest.

Thursday 7/19
TRANSFORM IT 
We can draw on our alchemical abilities today in order to transform spaces that feel heavy, stagnant and unyielding.  It beings by owning the vision we have of what we'd like to create.  No more apologizing for wanting what we want.  Let's put it out there and get some energy behind it.  This is much better than railing about why we never get what's wanted.  Go for it.

Friday 7/20
LIFE SPEEDS UP 
Things are starting to move faster and faster and while much of what's happening is exciting and dynamic, it's a challenge to stay grounded with so much movement.  Invest some time in activities that help sooth and calm frayed nerves.  It's okay to step away in order to find the center of the storm.  Nothing that belongs to us will fade away if we step away just for a moment or an hour. 

Saturday 7/21
OLD DREAMS COLLECT DUST 
It's time to throw out some old junk.  The inner world is crowded with goals and dreams that no longer apply.  Take time to just clear the slate.  Decide to let go of anything that no longer applies or holds charm.  It's easy to do with focused intention.  The urge to make it complicated is powerful.  Just say no for today and let the outdated slide away.

Sunday 7/22
LIGHT A FIRE 
It's time to get some passion moving and flowing.  No more thinking about it, take action.  There's a spark inside and it's growing in strength.  This spark needs room to expand and flourish.  It needs to be fed and nurtured.  Don't be afraid of the fire.  It's volatile, yes but it has the power to transform the whole scene into something wondrous, amazing and brimming with miracles.

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It is!  Walk on into it.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Good Fortune Scopes 7/15 - 7/21

ARIES
You're in an excellent position this week Aries.  You pretty much get the pick of the litter in every area of life.  You've won this and it's important that you make the most of it.  It's time to make peace with something that has caused a lot of resentment over a long period of time.  Can you move on now?  Please do.  You may never see the kind of justice you think should happen.  Still you can move forward and stop giving this old pain another drop of your precious, life force energy.  Ask how you can create more balance in your world and then follow through with the insight that arrives.  It's time.

TAURUS
Someone is offering to rescue you, Taurus.  It's difficult for you to trust this offer and you might find yourself tied up in knots trying to decide whether or not to jump into it.  The offer is solid.  Will it fix everything?  Probably not but it will go a long way towards restoring your ability to see the good in your fellow human.  Let someone help for a change.  You've been very focused on being independent and strong.  It's time to start putting attention on receiving because tons of wonderful things want to come to you.  Let them in!  A wave of wise guidance is rising up inside you.  This will confirm what you need to know.

GEMINI
Slow and steady wins the race this week, Gemini.  There's no need to rush into anything, especially if you feel pushed.  Trust that what's unfolding is what's right for right now.  A recent abandonment is still smarting.  You can't figure out what exactly happened to cause someone you trust to just disappear.  It has more to do with them than it does to you.  Try not to take it all so personally.  This person will come back at some point with an explanation and a degree of remorse.  It remains to be seen if you will welcome this or keep the door closed.  Big success is coming, so get ready!

CANCER
You're falling in love Cancer and it's a little bit scary.  At the same time, you're so ready!  It feels good to just jump into the pool of love and splash around.  Don't fight what's happening here even if it's requiring you to give up something you think you need.   Sacrifice is important now and it's a signal that amazing things are about to show up.  Be willing to let go even though you have no real evidence of why or what might happen when you do.  Life is calling you away from your comfort zone.  Will you wander?  Please do!  The world awaits you with open arms and gifts of all shape and size.

LEO
There's conflict all around you and it's so tempting to join in.  The thing is. it's not your battle to fight.  You're just looking for a way to release some turbulent energy, Leo and that's okay.  Just know what you're doing so that you don't get carried away.  it seems that no one is really interested in your hard work.  This hurts but it's also giving you a chance to learn more about validating your own efforts.  Unhook from needing others to see and approve of what you're doing.  Someone is about to show up with a gift.  This opportunity could really take you far if you've got the time and patience to walk the walk.

VIRGO
You're alone this week in your struggles.  Actually, Virgo you have tons of support, you're just not feeling connected to it.  In many ways, the challenges you're wresting with need to be wrestled with alone.  Just know that if you need someone to talk to or someone to encourage you, it's available.  New things are about to get underway.  You might have an inkling of this.  Know it so that you can feel encouraged about all the hard work you've been doing to get yourself in a more rewarding position.  Your creative energy is bursting for expression.  What can you do today to get this energy moving?  Do it.

LIBRA
A new opportunity to create abundance is coming your way, Libra.  this opportunity is an excellent fit for your skills and abilities.  There's no doubt that you'll need patience to see this to fruition.  It's okay to be debating whether or not you want to do this.  You're most likely going to decide to go forward but you might not be there quite yet and it's okay.  Your heart is opening to love and you're more willing to be vulnerable.  It feels good to have more flow in your relationship zone.  You're ready to rekindle an old flame after struggling with uncertainty.  Big love is about to land in your life.

SCORPIO
It's time to celebrate, Scorpio!  Your hard work is paying off and the rewards are many and wonderful.  Plan a way to celebrate your victories, both great and small.  Heavy energy that has plagued you for a long time is lifting away now.  Can you feel it?  A part of you is hesitant to get too excited, just in case it comes back.  It's not coming back and you need to let this sink into the cells of your body.  An old fear seems to be showing up in a new form.  The great thing about it is your ability to approach this in a fresh way.  Trust yourself here.  You know what you're doing and if you don't know it yet, you will soon.

SAGITTARIUS
You might be a little low on inspiration this week, Sagittarius.  Life is a tad quiet and you continue to be called to focus on some rather mundane responsibilities.  Even though you're not living the exciting life you so desire at this point in time, know that the work you're doing now is preparing you for freedom, adventure and play.  Take time to really contemplate your next step.  What do you want?  You don't need to drift along.  You can actually create more of what you want and it starts now in how you picture your future.  Let yourself wander far and wide in this imagined future.  Go beyond what you think is possible.

CAPRICORN
You're on the cusp of a big breakthrough.  It might not seem like it because the loose ends and details that need attending to seem unending.  You're not in the fun part of the cycle just yet, Capricorn but it's coming soon.  Don't forget to take time out to indulge in spaces that offer pleasure and renewal.  There's just no reason to drive yourself so hard.  Fear is making you perceive threats and enemies where there truly are none.  Could it be that you're not totally comfortable with your own methods?  The antidote to this is total honesty.  Clarify agreements and be up front about what you want and how you're going to go about getting it.

AQUARIUS
You've got a lot on your mind this week, Aquarius.  There are tons of projects that need our time and attention and finding enough energy for all of them is quite taxing.  Good fortune is yours now.  Life can be easier if you let it.  Stop coming from the idea that it's all a struggle and all very difficult.  Flow wants to come in and carry you to new places.  Let it.  This will require you to relax your defense a bit.  Can you just relax and allow more?  A part of you is really interested in maintaining control  Are you sure that's the best approach?  In your effort to be right, you're likely to alienate excellent support.

PISCES
It's an incredibly rich time in your life, Pisces.  You're tapped into deep wells of wisdom, passion and foresight.  It might be a little overwhelming to have so much energy happening.  Stay in motion if you can.  You've got to find ways to keep the energy moving.  When it gets dammed up, it tends to manifest as anxiety.  Let this be a clue.  You don't need to work so hard.  Just allow things to fall into place and resist the urge to question the shape of things when it happens.  You really couldn't be in a better position for success, expansion and even a drop of enlightenment.  Relish it all. 


MAY BLESSINGS SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Needing Meaning

I'm starting to get grounded here in my new home.  Wow.  I really underestimated the disorientation of the move.  I knew it would happen, I just didn't know how it would feel to live through it.  It feels great to be getting a groove going again.  New Mexico is just so beautiful to me.  I've been meeting amazing people and having a really great time exploring the city.  Luckily, it's been cool and rainy, which has made the transition softer and lovelier.

Lately, I've been really noticing the ways we assign meaning to things.  When things are running smoothly, we tend to question less.  When things go awry, we start to search for meaning.  We create a story around events to help us weather the ups and downs.  Sometimes these stories help us feel more empowered and sometimes, they make us feel more oppressed.

What if there is no story?  What happens when we move into such fluid space that we no longer ascribe events with either positive or negative significance?  It's hard to imagine what this would be like.  It's so second nature to project whatever we want into whatever we want.

Did we not get the promotion because others are jealous?  Is it because something better awaits?  Did that relationship crumble because our partner is afraid to surrender into love?  Is it because we don't know how to let love in?  Did we get sick because we weren't grateful enough?  Or because we neglected our bodies and we're now being punished?

We need our experiences to make sense.  We need it desperately because this reality is unpredictable and quite wily.  We ask our friends, loved ones and our mentors to help us find the meaning because we just don't want to be in a world that doesn't make sense.  There's something about that notion that strikes fear to our core.

I have a feeling that we're moving into a more and more disorderly and unpredictable time period.  This is going to cause some of us to go into overdrive trying to understand it all.  Doesn't that sound stressful?  It's not the events themselves that cause stress as much as the desperate quest to keep it tidy and organized in a neat, little story.

So I ask you, my friends, to really take a closer look at the meaning you assign to the events in your life.  What are these stories?  Are they based in love or punishment?  What would it feel like to have no story?  Let's ponder this and see what happens.  Perhaps we'll float and be free in a way we've never allowed ourselves before.  Let's see...

xo
-Julia

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fortune Forecast 7/9 - 7/15

LET THE WALLS DOWN, LET LIFE IN

There's no need to be defensive.  Nothing bad is about to happen.  It's time to relax the need for protection.  We've been hanging on to what we have as if it's about to be snatched away.  This desire to hoard is based on the false notion that:
1. There's not enough. 
2. Someone's trying to get what's mine. 
3. This reality just isn't safe and trust is a folly.
When we get a look at the list, we can see that this posture is not abundant, loving or open to miracles, both great and small.  There may be valid reasons why we've retreated to such a constricted space.  Now it's time to come back out.  The conditions that caused us to contract are no longer active.  Fluff up, expand and get back to the loveliness of living.  Things may not be in order and there is certainly more work ahead but let's stop guarding our energy and our hearts and allow more flow.  Life can be so amazing, when we let it.

Monday 7/9
TAP INTO WEALTH
There are inner resources that have yet to be tapped.  Some of us are looking out and longing for something out there.  We think if we can only attain this thing, everything will feel better and more complete.  All the while, treasure sits inside, just waiting to be uncovered.  Do some digging today.  Seek out what's needed in the familiar.  It's slightly hidden and totally accessible.

Tuesday 7/10
SHORE UP BOUNDARIES
We need healthy boundaries today.  There's no need to let fear take over, causing constriction but being aware is important.  Know what can be brought to the table.  Don't underestimate skills and abilities.  Say no to what's not working and avoid saying yes out of desperation.  It's not easy and it requires focus to walk with strength.  This is worthy of our full attention.

Wednesday 7/11
DON'T DWELL ON DISAPPOINTMENT
We're not feeling our best today.  That's no reason to go into a tailspin.  We can be with what's causing pain without letting it take over the whole show.  Honor the feelings of being hurt or betrayed without projecting this onto a greater reality.  It's safe now to process old wounds.  That's why we feel this heaviness.  Let it come up and out, into the light so that we can be free of it once and for all.

Thursday 7/12
SEE BEYOND THE FACADE
There are subtle untruths in the air today.  We have a sense that we're being manipulated but might not want to really look at it. It hurts but pretending it isn't happening is not helpful.  Let's not talk ourselves out of the powerful information coming through our intuition.  As soon as we get our minds and hearts around the truth, we'll experience a surge of power and clarity.  Navigating from here will bring us to a better place fast.

Friday 7/13
EXTRACT ENERGY FROM FEARFUL SPACES
We continue to have the opportunity to pull our energy out of old pain.  The foundation we've created is strong enough to allow us to revisit wounds that never quite healed.  Are you ready?  It's not healthy to keep pushing this stuff away.  Once we allow old junk to come up, we can start pulling our valuable life force energy out and reclaiming it for now.  Let's get our energy back!

Saturday 7/14
IT'S DARK OUT
It's difficult to see what's happening in and around our environment today.  There's a fuzzy quality and seeing what real versus what's imagined is beyond challenging.  Notice the fear and just let it be there.  Don't let ti run the show but don't expect to get rid of it either.  Something important is happening.  We're in transition, going somewhere amazing. Take heart and keep on going.

Sunday 7/15
QUITTING NOW IS A MISTAKE
We might feel discouraged to the point of giving up on something we've invested in heavily over time.  Just because this space is in transition and is not looking its best, is no reason to give up.  This is a chance, however to shift how we're going to operate in this space going forward.  have we been giving too much time and energy at the expense of other projects?  Make adjustments now.

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CELEBRATE ALL THAT IS

Take time to relish it all.  Life is sweet.  Be in it.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Good Fortune Scopes 7/8 - 7/14

ARIES
Make peace with recent difficulties.  You did the best you could Aries and though you might feel as if you've lost a battle, you very well might win the war.  Part of what you're working on right now is compromise and diplomacy.  These are not your strongest suits but they can and will add dimension to your warrior ways.  A loving connection will help sooth your nerves and show you that your best effort is enough.  Let go of resentment, especially the ones you carry regarding your own choices and decisions.  It's time to move through life with more love and more willingness to stumble and fall.  Slough off the need for perfection and embrace the unknown and untested.

TAURUS
Negativity is lurking, just waiting to take hold of you, Taurus.  You'll notice it creeping in when suddenly your dreams and goals seem impossible and unruly.  It's going to be a challenge to keep this heavy energy from taking over.  You're in the process of getting into alignment with powerful forces that will take you far, fast.  Let the fresh energy take root.  You're frightened because you don't see much evidence of change.  Just give it a little more time!  Soon you'll be moving into big things with much less effort.  Know that what's happening now is an important part of your process even though it all looks rather useless.

GEMINI
Are you being hard on yourself this week Gemini?  If you are, it's a sign that you've taken on too much and you're spinning into overwhelm.  Can you let yourself off the hook and get some rest?  This is crucial if you want to bounce back and get happy again.  You simply can't continue this frenzied pace much longer.  Part of you wants to stay busy so that you won't have to stop and feel some of the deeper energies working through you.  It's a little lonely when you tune in to your inner world and this is something you're anxious to avoid.  The thing you don't realize is that under what looks unpleasant, a treasure of insight awaits.  Get to it.

CANCER
You're on fire this week and have a wonderful way of inspiring everyone around you as well.  It's an excellent time to take risks and try new things, Cancer because even if things don't come out the way you want, you'll learn a ton trying.  Fears are not a factor now.  You've freed yourself from nagging concerns.  Take advantage of it.  Slow changes are starting to bring results, which is so gratifying.  It's great to see your hard work coming to fruition.  Be in an exploratory space when it comes to matters of the heart.  You're about to stumble into a treasure or two.  It's okay to change your mind as long as you don't make promises.

LEO
You're in the mood to play and be silly this week, Leo and it's wonderful not only for you but for everyone who crosses your path.  You're radiating amazing, healing energy so don't be surprised if people want to crowd around you.  It's easy to connect with what's beautiful and magical and embody it.  Wishes are coming true and good fortune is showing up in ways that surprise and delight you.   Take care of your body and indulge your senses with a multitude of pleasures.  This will bring your creative energy even higher than it already is.  Your childish energy is helping others to feel free and easy.  Throw a party and accept all invitations while this social wizardry lasts.

VIRGO
You've just begun to invest in new ways of expressing your creativity.  The more you experiment, the more you discover.  This is such a wonderful time of freedom and play, Virgo.  Enjoy it and know that you've earned it.  Lurking fears about security are keeping you from totally relishing the moment.  You have more than enough but for some reason you can't connect with this truth.  A big decision will help you feel more grounded.  It's definitely time to choose your path and go.  Though there are no assurances of future success, you sense that wonderful things await you up ahead.  Indeed, they do.

LIBRA
Dig in and create new roots, Libra.  You've been going through tremendous change for a long time now and might need a moment or two to just catch up with it all.  You might even discover that this new space of yours is lovely and amazing.  Stability is returning now and you're feeling much safer.  New ideas are coming in fast and furious and you're not sure yet, where to put the focus.  Give yourself a little time to dream on it all.  You heart has something to tell you.  You haven't had much time to listen but if you get quiet this week and really tune in, you'll get valuable insight to help you with your next, big step.

SCORPIO
You're getting mixed messages from multiple sources which is making it very difficult to figure out which direction to take.  The more you try and get to the truth, the more muddled it becomes.  Instinct and intuition offer much better guidance this week, Scorpio.  Do what you can to limit other peoples' input.  Most of them just don't understand the many angles at play.  A wave of good fortune is coming for you.  Amazing opportunities are going to pop up all over the place.  This wave will make your troubles seems silly and totally solvable.  Until then, resist the urge to be reactive and keep tuning in to your own guidance.

SAGITTARIUS
You're stressed out, Sagittarius and it's causing things to look more difficult and more tenuous than they really are.  if you could only make rest a priority, your mood would shift and life would look so much more doable.  You've got plenty to feel good about and can afford to step away from responsibility.  You've created an excellent platform of stability and abundance.  Holding back on expressing your true feelings and thoughts isn't good for you.  If you can start to let more of it out, you'll find that a lot of the heavy, sticky feelings you're struggling with start to lighten up. allowing you to once again see the magic in your world.

CAPRICORN
Indulge this week, Capricorn.  You could use a lightening up.  You've been so focused on the straight and narrow that you've completely forgotten how to play.  Things are as orderly as you can get them to be so why not do something else for a change?  As you break out of your normal routine, you'll find that your creative energy takes a big step up.  New ideas and insights are ready to come in and infuse you with fresh energy and focus.  People are attracted to your energy, so get ready to field more than a few offers.  Part of you is impatient to move into new things now.  It's all coming soon, so get ready.

AQUARIUS
Life is slowing down a d bit this week, much to your chagrin.  You're in no mood for delays, Aquarius but what can you do?  Don't hurt yourself trying to force things to move.  It's not time and no amount of effort on your part is going to change this simple fact.  Tune in to your body and your environment.  There's much to be enjoyed here and if you take time out to do so, you'll notice lots of wonders and delights.  Conserve energy now because the path is going to get clear soon and you'll want to be ready when that moment comes.  Get ready to run and run fast.  Your moment will be here sooner than you think.

PISCES
This is a magical time in your life Pisces.  You're learning so much about how to unite with yourself and bring your greatest gifts forward.  Your alchemy is profound right now and though not every experiment comes out the way you want it to, you're able to extract value from everything you're involved in.  There's so much opportunity in your world that you might feel a tad overwhelmed by it all.  Resist the urge to rush into anything new that doesn't feel quite right.  There's just no need to hurry when wonderful things continue to come along.  Slow down and really reach out for what you want.  Don't settle for less.


MAY BLESSINGS SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Busy Isn't Beautiful

Good morning, friends!

I hope those of you in US had a great holiday.  It's disorienting to have a holiday in the middle of the week, don't you think?  I have to tell you, I find the 4th of July rather depressing and always have.  It's not that I'm not patriotic (though I do have plenty of concerns about this great nation).  It's more that I don't like feeling pressured to have fun.  I always feel like everyone is having such a good time while I'm just not connecting to the energy.  It can lead to a pensive moment or two.

It could be that when the Sun's in Cancer, our moods take on extra power, both positive and negative and this year, we have the added energy of the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 3rd.  When the Moon's in Capricorn we tend to get serious about our goals.  Life suddenly gets intense and we may experience frustration about what's not moving in the right direction.  Do you feel it?

We live in a world in which desire is a powerful force.  On top of that we've been conditioned to believe that if we work hard enough, long enough and think the right thoughts, it will all come together.  The American Dream is one that rewards striving.  I wonder sometimes, how healthy this is?

I've read a few articles over the last week about how busy we all are.  Friends call or write and we talk about how busy our lives are and how we barely have time to connect.  Being busy is a badge of honor almost, or perhaps an excuse to not show up.

I noticed this this week when I took my kids for a swim.  They were laughing and splashing in the pool while I listed all the things I need to get done.  I just couldn't get into the moment with them and was watching the clock, hoping to get them tuckered out enough to allow me time to focus on my own goals.  Needless to say, it didn't feel good.  At some point I just took a deep breath, noticed the sun on my skin and the sound of the leaves rustling.  The sky was blue and the summer breeze was warm.  It felt so good.  I brought my attention to my surroundings...the sounds, smells and textures of the moment.  It was a brief reprieve but a good one.

It's so easy to get stuck in the fun house of the mind.  Often the fun house is not fun at all when it becomes an endless list of things to do.  Even a holiday can turn into another project or goal to be wrangled.  I suggest we all stop.  For a minute or an hour and just feel the surroundings.  It's what we're here for.  We can desire, strive and build but unless and until we stop to feel it, what does it matter?

So I ask you today, in this post holiday energy, to really contemplate what it is to be alive right now.  To let go of the anxieties and pressure and busy-ness long enough to take a deep breath and just be here.  I'm joining you in the beauty of the NOW!

xo
-Julia


Monday, July 2, 2012

Fortune Forecast 7/2 - 7/8

MAGIC ABOUNDS

It's a lovely week, with many wonderful surprises at every turn.  This is the kind of time period that reminds us that something greater is at work in our lives and though it might have a dash of mischief, it truly is a loving force.  This is not to say that everything is perfect.  Things are not perfect but the small miracles coming in take the edge off and help us find our amusement.  We're being offered the opportunity to turn away from what's vexing us and instead just enjoy it all.  We can make the space of enjoyment even stronger by deciding to.  That's right.  All we have to do is decide to see what's wonderful and amazing and in doing so, pull our energy out of what we just don't enjoy anymore.

Monday 7/2
BE OPEN, BE FREE
Just let go of old ideas about who you are and what you want.  I know...easier said than done. It's time for a clean slate and the clean slate will bring fresh perspective and fresh perspective will help us see new and bigger opportunities.  There's really no downside, so whatever it is, the story that's helped everything make sense, now's the time to chuck it.

Tuesday 7/3
WISHES AWAIT 'ROUND EVERY CORNER
There's a heightened sense of discovery in the air.  We have the ability to suspend expectations in order to see what's really available and how to make the most of it and we can do just that today.  We have a chance for rebirth and regeneration under the sway of all this magic, so welcome it, relish it and let it wash the troubles away once and for all.

Wednesday 7/4
OBSESSING ISN'T HELPFUL
It's so tempting to dwell on something difficult today.  It's so hard to shake out of it, even though hanging out here isn't helping.  It's going to take discipline to lead the mind away from this painful space.  Part of what's needed is permission to do something else.  Perhaps we're ruminating because we think we should?  Just say no to that nonsense!

Thursday 7/5
FEELINGS PROVIDE GUIDANCE
Follow the feelings today.  There is such powerful information coming through.  We're not going to like all of it because our instincts are showing us layers of manipulation that have affected us and it's an unpleasant realization.  Let it in and use it to shift direction.  There's an easier path unfolding and it's about high time.

Friday 7/6
WAIT FOR CLARITY
Don't rush into any decisions just yet.  It's hard to wait for clarity when there's so much energy urging us to take action.  Do something productive with that energy and trust that a clear path of action is taking shape.  Once that path becomes more clear and the first step has been identified, moving forward will be joyous and without effort.  It's worth waiting for.

Saturday 7/7
CHANNEL THE PASSION
The same restless energy that was pushing for action yesterday is bleeding into today.  It's time to get creative and find outlets for this fiery force.  Physical activity is one solution.  Staying in motion helps smooth the flow of passion, so that it serves us as opposed to hindering us.  Bottled up passion can get pretty nasty, pretty fast.

Sunday 7/8
SAY GOODBYE TO SOMETHING WONDERFUL
Saying goodbye to something that provided a lot of needs is very challenging but the end has come and there's no way to delay it.  We have a chance to honor something or someone that played a tremendous role in our lives.  Instead of sinking into grief, let's rise up and celebrate the gift this is and was.  It's time to move on.

need help with the energy this week?

STOP TRYING SO HARD

Really!  Just stop!!  Make time to slow down and relish it all.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Good Fortune Scopes 7/1 - 7/7

ARIES
Caution Aries!  Slow down a little this week and attend to details.  There are some threatening energies coming at you and while they're not that big of a deal, things could snowball is you're not paying attention.  There seems to be little guidance to lead you right now.  You'll have to relay on your own resources for a bit.  This will actually be great in the end because you'll discover things about yourself you didn't know before.  The strength you're about to tap into is immense and will serve you for years to come.  Take care of yourself while you work it through.

TAURUS
There's a ton of pressure on you this week Taurus and you're struggling to manage it.  Your burdens will be instantly lighter when you decide to lower your expectations, especially the ones you've placed on yourself.  There's no need to do it all perfectly.  In fact, the drive for perfection is keeping your creativity captive.  Loosen up and start to find the play in all of this.  Repressing your true thoughts and feelings is causing stress.  Find healthy outlets so that you can move through energy more quickly.  Don't worry about having the resources you need.  They are right here, right now.

GEMINI
You're more and more clear about what needs to be done, Gemini.  You might not relish what's ahead but it's much worse when you think about it all instead of taking concrete action.  Once you start getting in motion, you'll find it all starts coming together.  You're starting to feel centered in a way that you've never experienced before and this is excellent news.  Keep doing what you're doing to cultivate even more stability and belief in your own abilities.  An old pain is rising up to be healed.  You can't push it away so go ahead and bring it out into the open.  It will diminish as you do so.

CANCER
Your mind is starting to explode with new ideas.  Maybe you're not sure where to put the focus just yet and that's ok, Cancer.  Let all of this new insight and information settle in a bit.  It's time to make a big decision...one that you've been putting off.  It doesn't really matter what you choose, what's important is that you decide and go.  The debate is not getting you closer to your dreams, so choose a path and go!  Make time to celebrate and gather with friends this week.  You've accomplished so much.  Make sure you validate all the hard work so that the next chapter starts off with a dose of great energy.

LEO
Circles are important this week.  You're in the midst of completing more than one cycle, Leo and it's as if you have many balls int he air that need your attention.  As you tie up loose ends, you'll notice a ton of life force energy coming back to you.  This will feel so good and it'll help you start something new and grand.  Your abundance is perking up and it's feeling playful to indulge yourself a bit.  Have fun acquiring a few treats.  You deserve it.  Make peace with an old resentment.  It's been eating away at your happiness.  You can put it to rest now even if it isn't exactly resolved the way you want it to be.

VIRGO
Go after what you want, Virgo.  There will never be a better time than now.  If you keep talking yourself out of taking a chance, you'll regret it down the road when you're still involved in spaces and places you don't truly enjoy.  Big lessons are happening.  Not all of it is fun but it's all valuable.  You're starting to get a much better sense of who you are and the gifts you can bring to the table.  It's becoming apparent that you are rich in wisdom and skills and when you start to get behind this, amazing opportunities will manifest.  Know your value.  It's big.

LIBRA
You have a chance to achieve the balance you so dearly love, Libra.  It won't come without a degree of effort on your part.  It start with making it a priority.  Explore new ways to let go of stress and create harmony in your environment.  If this requires you to step away from someone who's giving off really hard energy, do it.  Taking a break to work on yourself is an excellent idea but expect this person to try and shame you for it.  You're on the cusp of a much richer reality.  You can feel it but can't see the details.  This is causing a little trepidation.  Don't worry, you're going somewhere fantastic.

SCORPIO
You're being awfully hard on yourself for falling short this week, Scorpio.  Your expectations are so high, you drive yourself so hard.  Perhaps this dip in your life and your energy is a signal to slow down and give yourself a break.  Try as you might you just can't move into a space that you so want to belong to.  Could it be a blessing in disguise that the door is closed?  Perhaps this isn't the right club to join and you just don't know it.  Trust that what's not working is a way to get free for things that will work in wonderful ways.  You are changing on so many levels.  Give yourself time to catch up with it all.

SAGITTARIUS
Magical things are happening this week.  Your diligence of late did not come naturally but you've stuck with some hard things and are now reaping the rewards.  Be patient, Sagittarius.  A part of you wants to leap into new things without thinking or reflection.  You're feeling reactive and this can cause trouble.  There are definitely some tough energies coming your way but going into fight or flight isn't the answer.  You know how to navigate this, so slow down and take calculated action.  Having a good understanding of your boundaries can help immensely.

CAPRICORN
Big gains are in the works this week, Capricorn and it feels great to be back in action.  Seeds you planted a while back are starting to bear fruit.  You might be surprised by how it all plays out.  You're lucky now and what you touch turns to gold.  Enjoy this cycle!  Your body needs attention.  It would be easy to overlook your simplest needs in order to make the most of your good fortune.  This is a huge mistake and will cause the flow to trickle down.  The degree to which you care for your body is the degree to which you'll succeed.  Stay active and balance it with rest and meditation for best results.

AQUARIUS
You're conflicted this week and unsure of who to back up and what direction to go.  You may need more time to suss it all out, Aquarius.  This is tough because you want to have certainty and focus now.  Get comfortable with being uncertain for a while.  It feels like you're all alone as you dig deep for answers.  The people around you are giving you conflicting advice and this is complicating your thinking.  Unhook and really tune into your own guidance.  As soon as you do, you'll find the answers you need.  Resisting what you don't like will actually make your life harder.  Do what you can to relax.

PISCES
Be at peace, Pisces even if the world around you is in an uproar.  If you wait for everyone around you to get their bearings before attending to your own needs, you're going to get resentful, quickly.  It's a wonderful time to journey and explore your own depths.  The mystery of your heart is calling you, so heed it.  Good things are coming to you quickly and wonderfully.  There's so much, you might feel like sharing. Be discriminating and invite your best of friends into this circle of magic.  Others will try and break down the door, so be prepared.  Don't let the usurious types take all of your treasures.


MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Volatile Energy Alert!

We've got volatile energy happening lately.  It's definitely reflected in current weather patterns.  Some regions are getting extreme rain and other regions are getting extreme heat.  It's a time of extremes. 

The notion of balance seems out of reach right now, on a global level, in smaller communities and in our own bodies.  If you are not experiencing this, I's happy for you and if you are experiencing this, let life get rearranged.  Don't fight what's unfolding on an energy level.  Let it happen.

Last week kicked off a larger pattern, a pattern that will take nearly three years to play out.  Uranus in Aries is moving in and out of a square with Pluto in Capricorn.  This is the epitome of planetary volatility and yet, there's no need to fear.

Uranus in Aries wants to have a revolution.  It wants to leave all the old stuff behind in favor of the new and untested.  Uranus in Aries is willing to take tremendous risks, often without considering the consequences beforehand.  Uranus in Aries is raw, sometimes rude and very assertive.  It's primal fire.

Pluto in Capricorn wants to preserve traditions.  It values and respects ancient patterns.  Pluto in Capricorn is more conservative, more calculating and slower to change. Pluto in Capricorn has endurance, patience and quiet strength to draw from and it finds Uranus in Aries to be quite crass and unreliable.  It's cold earth.

So we have these two titans, both wanting control, clashing with each other to be in the lead.  As this series of squares plays out over the next three years (there are 7 squares to be exact), we're going to see this struggle between the revolutionary and the traditionalist becoming more and more heated. 

So it's time to ask ourselves on an individual level, what's worth preserving?  What traditions and structures are worth holding on to?  And on the flip side, where do we need radical change?  A revolution and a fresh start?  Both Aries and Capricorn want the same thing.  They're both cardinal (leadership) signs.  They just have very different methods of creating change.  if we can drill down to the root of this, we can get both of them to work together to create this shared goal.

It's going to get interesting, people!

I know so many of us are longing for a break in the energy.  A chance to catch our breaths and rest.  Those breaks are available but they depend on us making time for it.  It's not going to come from the external.  We have to make rest and restoration a priority and really do it because if we wait for the intensity to abate, we'll be waiting a long time.

It's natural to feel fear on some level as these energies apply pressure to the world as we know it.  There's an uncertainty in the air that's difficult to get comfortable with.  Let's play in this space of uncertainty.  Let's do what we can to find a new level of comfort in NOT knowing. 

We'll have plenty of time to practice this over the next few years.  One thing I've noticed for myself is that the more I let go and get into the moment, the less stressed I feel about whatever, whenever and however.  It's a practice and one worthy of our full attention.  Let's do it together.

xoxo
-Julia


Monday, June 25, 2012

Fortune Forecast 6/25 - 7/1

A WHOLE NEW CHAPTER BEGINS 

We get a chance to start a new story this week and though it's a continuation of a bigger story, there's something wonderful and liberating about the this new chapter.  We can recast our role now, just be deciding who we want to be.  Are we the hero?  Villain?  Savior?  Martyr?  It's all up for grabs and all of the roles are plum parts.  Why not try something new on for size?  Approach challenges as if it's just a role in a story.  Perhaps doing so can free us up to be more creative, more lighthearted and more effective.  When we stop taking ourselves so deathly, seriously, we actually create magic of a different caliber.  This is the focus for the week, so go ahead and play, play, play.

Monday 6/25
IT'S NOT AS BAD AS IT LOOKS 
We're dealing with a fair amount of distortion today in the way that we view our lives and our challenges.  Things just don't look good and we've temporarily lost the ability to see, taste, smell and hear the beauty that's all around.  Know that this will pass and refrain from making decisions based on the distortion.  Say no to lack.

Tuesday 6/26
HEALING ARRIVES 
Healing is coming through in all directions today.  It might not feel like it.  Healing tends to push the pain to the surface, so beware.  We'll know something profound is happening when it all start to feel out of control.  Welcome this, even though it's counter-intuitive to do so.  Intuitive hits are on the mark.  Pay heed and respond.

Wednesday 6/27
HEAT BRINGS A BREAKTHROUGH 
The fires of creativity are burning bright today.  It's exciting and unsettling to have so much energy coursing through our bodies.  The energy is not that easy to channel. It's hot and volatile and it takes effort to figure out how to get it running smoothly.  Though being patient is very difficult, it's a necessity.  Keep the energy moving.

Thursday 6/28
SHAKE OFF FAILURE 
Instead of focusing on what went wrong, let's focus on what's going right!  If we're not producing the results we wanted, perhaps we're not focused on the right results?  It's time to re-frame things a bit and shake off feelings of failure.  Often these feelings are a signal that we're depleted and exhausted.  Rest up and see if this doesn't shift reality a bit.

Friday 6/29
FOLLOW AN IDEA 
Follow it.  Don't shut it down or judge it or even try to figure it out.  Just follow.  Perhaps the idea will end up being rather useless but where it leads is incredibly valuable.  The idea is a hint of sorts on a greater path to treasure, so pay attention, be observant and don't hesitate to take a trip to find out what's at the end of this rainbow.

Saturday 6/30
MOVEMENT BEGINS 
We're starting to get a sense of movement and the slow building momentum we need to make life look and feel differently.  It's subtle right now but it's going to start to become more and more apparent.  Small steps pay off now.  There's no need for giant pressure.  Just take it a piece at a time and before long, everything will be new, fresh and very, very exciting.

Sunday 7/1
FEEL IT AND SHIFT 
Follow the feelings today.  Some of us are resisting this because we just don't want to feel it all.  The thing we forget is, once we make space for everything to be with us, we shift. It really is that simple.  Move out of resistance and into flow and life will take on a totally, new dimension.  It really is that simple, so let's sink into it and go.

need help with the energy this week?

MOVE SLOWLY INTO FRESHNESS

There's no need to rush into anything.  Just move into it all slowly and with mindfulness.  What's waiting for us won't disappear.  It's always there, so give up the need to rush and just take one step at a time.