Archive for March, 2020

Mastering Modern Midlife with Catherine Grace O’Connell and Laura Bruno

For those who missed this interview the first time around, Catherine and I talk a lot about Lyme disease and the healing process and blessings during chronic illness or severe injury. As so much of the world is suddenly experiencing what many people with long term health crises experience — isolation, loss of income, uncertain future — I thought I’d repost the interview. It may speak to people who hadn’t considered themselves in that category before.

As I explain in my write-up, I needed to be very careful with my energy for this video. Anyone who knows me in person knows I’m usually much more animated. I was just trying really hard not to short out their equipment a second time!

Blessings and healing …
Laura

The Hermit Archetype in a Time of Social Distance

As large swaths of humanity practice “social distancing” and “voluntary quarantine,” it becomes clear why The Hermit keeps knocking on me to become the next portal painting. This has been going on for months, but I always let paintings announce themselves in their own timing. Today, I got out nine (for Hermit’s #9) Tarot decks and pulled the Hermit card from each, so I could explore the archetype itself.

I laid them out on the mandala rug in my office and found this image so emblematic of society right now:

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All the individual Hermits doing their own thing, shine light outward, but they also blend into a larger, connecting mandala. These larger, magical connections become more apparent (in focus) the more we each “blur” our usual perspectives and go deeper inside ourselves.

I felt led to post a lot during the early stages of the US crisis, and yes, I’m still doing sessions and March Specials still apply. If it seems like I’ve pulled back from blogging, though, you’re right. When I create a portal painting, I dive into the energies of that project. The Hermit will be Divine Doorway Number 21 in this series. A canvas awaits this painting, so I’ll need to create my own “door” on it. We’ll see what kind of light comes out of the solitary darkness. It feels like pondering and painting The Hermit now may somehow assist collective energies in pulling the deepest wisdom from this time apart.

Meanwhile, here are a few favorite links about the Hermit:

Tarot Teachings

Powerful Full Moon in Pisces (with discussion of the IS Rune and the Hermit)

The Hermit: Integration and Introspection

Enjoy this sacred time and milk it for all it’s worth. This is a golden opportunity for the collective to receive wisdom and blessings before harsher circumstances force even more isolation. I pray enough people embrace the not-so-gentle nudge to go deep inside and see what they find.

 

Free Resources for These Times

I keep hearing from a lot of very stressed out people. Totally understandable: these are intense times! How do I stay grounded, happy, and whole amidst the insanity? Chants, chants and more chants. For me, sacred chants work wonders. Your mileage may vary, but here’s a fun light and sound show based on Om and healing water sounds.

Also, March North Node Horoscopes are up on Catherine Grace O’Connell’s blog. Here’s her write-up about finding silver linings, or you can go directly to the North Node Horoscopes. Unlike generic Sun Sign blurbs, North Node advice tends to hit home. Whatever the rest of your chart indicates, your North Node represents where and how your soul wants to go this lifetime. Especially in times of crisis or rapid change, it helps to tap into your soul’s directive. If you’d like more information, you can set up a reading, but I offer these monthly North Node Horoscopes as a free service to individuals in the collective.

Time Dreams and a Podcast

These time dreams from February 6th are making more sense as we collectively sit in a time-out scenario —where nothing and everything changes in a slow journey across a wide road. The dreams came to my attention again today with another time stretching dream, followed by John Lennon’s “Instant Karma” running through my head:

“And we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun…” .

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I wanted to bring attention to Ann Kreilkamp’s ARKCroneCast Updates, her new podcast available to Patreon subscribers. The subscription levels are only $5, $10 or $20 per month, well worth it, imho. Ann brings over 40 years as an astrologer, plus 77 years of extraordinary living. I especially enjoyed her latest, Number 11, called “Trust.” She discusses this theme in context of Saturn and Pluto types of trust, and I found it perfectly synchronized with this morning’s dreams.

I left those dreams as a comment on her site, but I’ll share them here, too. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone feeling a huge disparity between right and left brain messages. I know many people keep receiving vivid dreams and visions that seem so real, yet so unrelated to current life circumstances. Ann’s podcast shares different levels of trust, and why this theme seems so “up” right now…

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Timothy Glenn ~ 2020: The Turning of the Tables

At long last, Timothy Glenn’s 2020 article: well worth the wait!

2020: The Turning of the Tables

by Timothy Glenn

The Turning of the Tides would also have been an appropriate title, but the tides turned in 2017. Now the effects of that turning of the tides in 2017 are beginning to become visible to the population at large. Some of the more obvious effects that we will be able to see (with 20/20 vision) this year will be made evident in The Turning of the Tables: that is, the gaming tables in the human world.

As far back as our conscious memory reaches, those gaming tables have been dominated by the power brokers of the Old Guard. Traditionally, the dice have been loaded, the decks have been stacked, the tables have been tilted, and the scales have been weighted; and not in our favor. May the odds be ever in our favor? Oh, please.

Here in 2020, the G.E.A.R.S. are shifting: as in Government, Economics, Academia, Religion and Science. There have been games played out upon humanity for millennia, and humans have played along. But now the human collective has outgrown the underpinnings of such gaming. Aside from all that, the Earth Herself is opting out from hosting any form of fear-based gaming, and so now She is turning the tables — with gusto.

Playing the Numbers

In numerological cycles, the number 20 denotes a turning point, so we might translate 2020 as the turning point of turning points. There will be no putting the genie back in the bottle or the toothpaste back in the tube.

Card 20 in the tarot deck is called Judgment. The traditional depiction shows Archangel Gabriel sounding the trumpet in heaven, as people below are rising from graves. This represents the call from the darkness into the light. Continue reading

March 22, 2020 North Node Horoscopes are up!

Catherine and I continue to aim for a 22nd date release of these North Node Horoscopes. You can read them here. This month’s focus on ways to find your silver lining amidst change and crisis. They have more of an “everyone” slant than the more usual “midlife female” angle for Catherine’s main audience.

I’ll repeat here what I shared last month:

If you don’t know your North Node sign, Catherine’s got a table on her site to tell you. Those of you who happen to know both your North Node sign and its house will also find value looking up the corresponding sign for that house:

1st House North Node = Aries North Node similarities

2nd House North Node = Taurus North Node similarities

3rd House North Node = Gemini North Node similarities

4th House North Node = Cancer North Node similarities

5th House North Node = Leo North Node similarities

6th House North Node = Virgo North Node similarities

7th House North Node = Libra North Node similarities

8th House North Node = Scorpio North Node similarities

9th House North Node = Sagittarius North Node similarities

10th House North Node = Capricorn North Node similarities

11th House North Node = Aquarius North Node similarities

12th House North Node = Pisces North Node similarities

For example, if you have a Leo North Node in the 12th house, your primary North Node Horoscope would be Leo, but you’ll also find guidance in the Pisces North Node information. The beauty of North Node horoscopes is that you can usually calculate the sign without an exact birth time, and the sign is always super relevant to your life path. As with anything in astrology, though, the more exact time you have, the more subtle information you can glean. (Just a little tip to pull more from these monthly North Node Horoscopes.)

A Message of Hope

I wanted to share this loving, hopeful message from my sweet Faery Twin, Tania, who peeked out of her online sabbatical just to share this message. Much love!

Tania Marie

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Although I still intend to continue with my sabbatical, I received the strong message to peek out briefly on today’s Spring/Autumn Equinox portal (depending on which hemisphere you’re in) to extend my heart and voice to the collective in this challenging time. I’ll write more when I officially return, but for now I’ll say that I find it fascinating something nudged me to retreat nearly three months ago, and I am understanding more of what that meant now. For one, it has allowed me to anchor a stronger frequency of inner clarity and peace, which has helped prepare the way for what we are collectively now experiencing.

Although I may have a different way of navigating things, I know that we will each experience things relative and valid to our journey and there is no judgment in that. What I do believe is that for those of you who feel…

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Happy Equinox!

Spring Blessings in the Northern Hemisphere … Autumn Blessings to the Southern Hemisphere! Just a quick thing I noticed while checking transits today: Chiron sits at exactly 5 degrees 00 minutes Aries. I’ve had several dreams mentioning “5 Aries,” as well as major synchronicities the first day of the first 5 Aries dream.

These synchronicities have continued to unfold in powerful, attention grabbing ways, so seeing Chiron, the Wounded Healer, at 5 Aries at this moment of equal light and dark seems significant. The Sabian Symbol for 5 Aries seems like a good thing to ponder today:

PHASE 5 (ARIES 5°): A TRIANGLE WITH WINGS.

KEYNOTE: The capacity for self-transcending.

This is the symbol of the desire to reach a higher level of existence, of pure aspiration or devotion, of bhakti. What has emerged in the first phase of the process of differentiation is becoming aware of the possibility of further up-reachings. The principle of “levitation” is seen as one of the two essential factors in evolution. The emergent being glorifies and deifies it, but it is still only an ideal. At this stage, nevertheless, the whole being experiences a childlike longing for its eventual realization.

At this point the last and synthesizing stage of the first five-fold unit in the cyclic process is reached. A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavors.

Spiritual and Medical Intuitive Thoughts on COVID 19 Coronavirus

People keep asking me to comment publicly on the COVID-19 situation, and I find it difficult to impossible to make any kind of blanket statement. In addition to my own intuitive guidance, as well as dreams that in retrospect anticipated Wuhan and Italy, I receive on the ground reports from people I trust. I have an international blog audience and clients from around the US and around the world. Yes, many places are out of toilet paper, but beyond that, wide varieties of experience exist.

From my perspective, multiple timelines are very much in play. In addition to location, depending on your frequency, life path, choices and focus, your experience can be very different. Many of my longer term Lyme clients find other people suddenly turning to them for advice. Others I’ve trained in Reiki suddenly find themselves in a position to lead and empower. People who’ve done Shadow Work and meditation find the world starting to catch up to them.

From a Medical Intuitive perspective, I do sense multiple strains of Covid-19, two of which seem fairly innocuous, while others seem much more severe. From a bigger picture and astrological perspective, the collective needs some internal processing time, so life has rearranged to accommodate. Introverts finally feel a little more “mainstream.” I suggest everyone use whatever spiritual and emotional tools you have so that you can remain grounded from a center of love. Learn to pivot: realities and timelines are very fluid right now.

As Neitzsche said, “One must have chaos to birth a dancing star.” Whether you call it “a disturbance in the Force” or “a change in routines” or “extra bendy Time,” you can take advantage of this opening. How you do that very much depends on you, so I cannot make further general recommendations.

I always intuit which specials to offer each month, and this month’s $77 20-minute email check-in seems to have anticipated people really wanting help discerning what this time means for them. If you’d like more personalized advice, comfort or insights regarding the current world situation — or any challenge you face — please consider the email option or booking a phone session. I’m not trying to push my services on anyone. I just really do not feel in integrity to make a blanket statement when I keep seeing such a vast field of variables.

Many of those variables can become very positive, yet I don’t want to diminish real challenges some people face. For many people, this time marks a huge turning inward, and they might find some things they don’t like. For others, this time marks a huge shining outward. It just depends on who and where you are on your path. No judgement — but the “reality” feels very different in each case. Also, the remedies and way forward depend on the answer to these variables.

You can find the March Specials here: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/march-2020-specials/

It’s also a terrific time to complete Reiki Master Teacher Certification training (the other March Special). If you happen to have time off from work or want to deepen skills you already have, I sense the world will need more Reiki Master Teachers in the coming months and years. If you feel stressed out or need healing support, long distance Reiki always meets the guidelines of “social distancing,” even if you can’t enjoy your usual massage or yoga class. You can find information on my other services here and here.

Also, this blog has a Search function. Many pandemics have come and gone. I’ve written on all sorts of things before. Plug your query into the Search tab, and you might find I already addressed your concern in 2009 or 2012. Things cycle around!

On a personal note, I keep getting instructions to chant, chant, and chant some more. I find that sacred chants keep my natal Neptune-Mercury opposition tapping into the numinous and intuitive instead of empathing all the nonsense. Find what works for you to make the best of things.

Blessed Be … and be the blessing. You are a blessing, and there are blessings available now and always.

Om Shree Sache Om ~ Deva Premal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s not very Irish, but this feels right to share today. If you find your mind filled with worries, chatter or empathing the energies around you, upgrading content works wonders. Literally, works Wonders. The mantra translates to:

“May the ultimate truth and that which is beyond all boundaries be victorious. May there be peace, peace, peace.”