Numerology/Astrology for 5/24/16
5/24/16 is the number 20. The number 20 allows you to see the two sides of your nature and personality more clearly. Today, look at what you think is your dominant personality trait, then look in the opposite direction and see what part of your shadow is expressing itself in ways that you might be in denial or resistance. I have learned that you don’t get surprised if you look at everyone this way. For the part of their personality that is very obvious there is always the other place that lurks in the hidden places and surfaces just when you do not want it to. It is often a protective or defensive position that is holding up a dysfunction. When you can see within you both sides then it is easier to see both sides in others. From there you learn to sort friends by accepting and loving them from that place of wholeness rather than the part of their personality that you like or is the most obvious. I choose close friends by whether a person knows that they have both and attempts to keep both in awareness. Meaning that they know their shadow side and they are doing the work with it to love and integrate it fully. Because in truth, you cannot have a deep relationship with anyone who is in denial of huge parts of themselves anyway. The Moon enters Capricorn early into the day, at 1:34 AM EDT. Venus enters Gemini today, where it will transit until June 17th. Curiosity is the motivating factor on romantic and social levels during this cycle. Your attitude is, “Variety is the spice of life”. Life becomes more socially interactive, communicative, and interesting. You can be animated and fun with each other but you may also keep your distance on an emotional level. Attractions show up first with words and deep conversations, as you tend to bond more readily on a mental level with Venus in Gemini. The shadow side of Gemini is about being fickle so watch the swings and try to not give something only to take it away when you do not get what you want. Venus opposes retrograde Mars today, pitting wants and desires against one another. Passions run high and jealous reactions are possible. Impulsive decisions affect your finances so be careful on the shopping level. Also you will notice that you are in a highly reactive state with your established relationships so remember to be kind in words and actions. Many are very stressed right now and a small thing can set off a much bigger argument than you anticipated. This stirring the pot of problems is an attempt to fulfill a need for excitement and a desire to de-stress by projecting the disowned emotions on others. Right now your reactions and your desires may be difficult to understand and even more difficult to satisfy. Important relationship issues and unresolved patterns can come to a head so be aware of how your reactions are affecting others around you.
“The mystery always takes care of itself – as long as we are not addicted to following concepts. This addiction cuts off your access to the mystery. It’s like having a jewel in your pocket but you can’t get your hand into the pocket to pull it out. When you deeply know that you are the mystery experiencing itself, you realize that’s all that is ever happening. Whether you call an experience a me or a you, a good day or a rotten day, beauty or ugliness, compassion or cruelty – it’s all still the mystery experiencing itself, extending itself into time and form. That’s all that is happening.
If this understanding is held only in your head, you can know it but you are not being it. The head is saying, ‘Oh, I know, I’m the mystery,’ and yet your body is acting like it didn’t get the message. It’s saying, ‘I’m still somebody, and I’ve got all these anxious thoughts and wants and desires.’ When we are being it knowingly, the whole being receives the message. And when the whole body receives the message, it’s like air going out of a balloon. When all that contradiction, turmoil, and searching for this and that deflates, there is the experience that the body is an extension of the mystery. Then the body can easily be moved by the mystery, by pure spirit.”
Needing to know is always a red flag for me. I know that my mind wants guarantees and safety but I also know that the universe does not work that way at all. If you want magic in your life and feel as if your life is in alignment with a bigger flow you have to let go of the mind and trust something bigger than your knowingness. I understand that many of you want to KNOW the secrets of the universe, to know all things, and for the great mystery to reveal itself to you as a pattern that you are capable of comprehending. But you cannot while in this form. This human experience as beautiful as it is, is not capable of holding the complex mysteries of the universe within this limited form. So let go of the knowing and instead experience the magic that is that pattern. You can experience something without needing to understand it or to know all the details of how it works. ~Suzanne Wagner~