Solar Eclipse in Aries – April 29, 2014 ~ Sam Geppi

On April 29 the Sun will be eclipsed in Aries by the South Node. The eclipsed Sun is exalted in Aries, setting a very high standard of personal power and and vision. The exalted Sun is opposed by an exalted Saturn in Libra.

Solar Eclipse in Aries – April 29, 2014 – VIDEO

On Tuesday the Solar eclipse in Aries will intensify the recent polarity between the powerful individual within (Aries) and the need to share it with others (Libra) and with higher, social causes. These issues have been front and center since the end of 2011 when Saturn moved into Libra. Personally and culturally we have been working on getting along better with each other since then. Also, since the beginning of 2013, since the nodes entered the Aries/Libra axis, the eclipses have drawing out this contrast. In particular the solar eclipses, which have been occurring with an exalted sun and an exalted Saturn.

We need to connect with the true source of power within, that which is connected to a cause bigger than our smaller self/ego. This is the true Sun, the true light within. This light is not based on outer forms, wavering confidence, or measured against its shadow. If we are emanating our true light into the world, now is a great time to step it up – trust your gut and move. However, wherever we are playing small, and acting through our wavering confidence and shadow, there will be suffering and self-doubt.

Nakshatra Bharani

The eclipse is happening in Bharani Nakshatra, the star of restraint. This star is ruled by the God Yama, the god who takes the soul to its resting place. This section of sky shows the consequences of our impulsive actions and the need to exercise restraint, or suffer the consequences. There may be some heavy consequences and revelations come to light to those who have not been honest.

Mercury / Mars Exchange

Mercury is in Mars’ Sign and Mars is in Mercury’s sign, showing an alliance between thoughts, words, ideas (Mercury) and actions.

4 Keys to the Eclipse:
1. Focus on Your inner vision, not your outer reputation or status
2. Walk away from anything not moving you toward that vision
3. Choose your words carefully
4. Put your principles into action – walk the talk

Make Time Your Ally by Deepak Chopra

All the happiness and fulfillment that humans yearn for exists in the present moment. In the now, time ceases to exist and we experience a presence that is all-absorbing, completely at peace, and totally satisfying. Nothing could be closer than the present, yet nothing slips away faster. In an instant, our mind can carry us far away into memories of the past or fantasies about the future. Or we may get caught up in a race against the clock, feeling like there’s never enough time. We say things like “Time is flying,” “Time is running out,” or “There are never enough hours in the day.”

We somehow forget that we can choose whether to make time an enemy or an ally. We can shift from time-bound awareness into timeless awareness . . . to the ecstasy that can only be found in the present moment. If you want to have all the time in the world, you can train yourself through the following simple practices:

Dive into the source of awareness. The most effective way to live in the flow of the timeless is meditation. As you meditate, over time your consciousness becomes awake within itself. The silent witness within saturates and illuminates the mind so that it does not look to the past or the future for fulfillment. It experiences peace and freedom within itself in every moment.

Try this: In a quiet place, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and go inward. Place your attention on your heart, in the center of your chest. Sit quietly and easily let your attention remain there. If it is pulled away by random thoughts, sensations in your body, or noises in your environment, re-center yourself as soon as you notice what has happened. After a few minutes, open your eyes. For the next half hour or so, observe yourself to see if you remain centered. Don’t instantly throw yourself into external demands.

Practice paying attention
. Throughout your day, when you notice that your thoughts have drifted away, come back to where you are. You’ll instantly see why you drifted away, whether because you were bored, anxious, dwelling on the past, or anticipating the future. Don’t judge yourself; simply return your attention to what’s in front of you right now.

Feel the sensations in your body.
While the mind lives in the past and the future, the body lives in the now. Connecting to the feelings in your body brings you back into present-moment awareness.

Do one thing at a time. Multitasking divides your attention and leads to confusion and weakened focus. When you focus on just one thing at a time, without rushing or procrastinating, you cultivate a sense of timeless awareness that creates feelings of calm and well-being.

Our thoughts are always pulling us into the future or the past, away from the present. But it is in the present moment that we find Spirit, our essential being and the force that animates all life. By connecting with the present we turn our attention inward, away from all the chaos and activity, and experience our eternal, unbounded nature.

About the Author

Deepak Chopra, M.D. is a best-selling author and the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. The Chopra Center offers a variety of signature mind-body healing programs, online learning experiences, and retreats, including the Seduction of Spirit meditation and yoga retreat led by Deepak Chopra.


~ Source: Origin Magazine ™

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