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“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

cosmos april new moon love ritual

 

I’m not going to ramble and fumble my way through a consciousness talk on choices or past verses future,

I’m not going to use parodoxes to explain the nature of reality in relation to the cosmic influences of the planets and Luna energies.

I’m not going to churn out metaphors to direct you towards insights of how love is a verb, a state of being or a musical note.

Instead I’m just going to give you this picture, this mandala to meditate on with a note of assurance that love – true love – is available in nature, in you NOW 🙂

April new moon mandala love ritual

New moon April 2016 insight

I’m feeling the new moon in Aries will be layered with transitioning moments from resistance and contraction into a soft, honest, kind offering of love, and peaceful connection. Or at least the beginning of. 😄

April new moon love astrology

There may be a sense of urgency.. that’s fine tho..its the Mars/Aries energy.. heed the intuitive nudges. Be the love spell.

Go directly towards love 🙂

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When you feel you are being moved by the creative spirit, you are in fact being moved by the divine feminine. – Teri Degler

The empress tarot meaningSurrounded by the flourishing and abundant nature (symbolising her emotional depth and resonance with mother Earth), sits the Empress exuding peace, femininity and a serene aura. She wears a long soft flowing frock covered in pomegranates (fertility) and a crown of stars, which represent her honest intuitive understanding of the skies above (cosmic connection).

  1. We also see the symbol for Venus (Goddess of love/beauty) by her side and here we realise this woman forebodes the true essence of beauty, love and creativity – Abundance through connection with the universe.

Empress tarot Keywords:  emotions, self expression, or short and long distance trips, true love, intuition, art, creativity, socialising, abundance, mother
Reverse: emotional stifling, creative blocks, codependency, imbalance, materialism, unconditional love.

The Empress card is an expression of the female creative energy and heralds abundance in artist pursuits, sincere heart love, feminine energy and ignited intuitive powers. As Earth mother she is guiding the querent towards nature, nurturing, caring and inner beauty. She wants you to nurture yourself, others and in particular your closest relationship – especially your child. She is calling you to tap into your feminine essence of natural beauty and love to bring you closer to a more peaceful and calmer life.

Empress tarot cardCreativity and passion and the arts are highlighted when the Empress appears. She is the giver of new ideas that are creative from the inner stillness that derives from nature and the universal intelligence.

She is heeding you to be aware of imbalances in your life and to move back into the feminine to overcome obstacles in all areas of life. She is here to assist you in the creative process and to remind you that your soul (not money or materialism or fame) is the vital director of true artistry.

In Love the Empress is symbolising  the softness and strength of the feminine power. She is also indicative of unconditional love. She reminds us that unconditional love is the way of following the heart, not the mental chatter.

However, it is always wise to remember that unconditional love does not mean self sacrifice – love is an expression of the heart but is able to be discerning. To follow the heart does not mean to tolerate non-loving behaviour.

If in a relationship it may be saying you are about to go into a deeper, richer, more intimate level of emotional and spiritual union. The Empress is sensual and if your relationship is one based on sincere emotions this indicates the potential of a deep fulfilling relationship.

If the card is reversed it may indicate any relationship that is based on sexual gratification, materialism, ego fulfillment may not be sustained any longer. The Empress deserves the fruits and beauty of rich love that goes beyond (but is inclusive of) passion alone.

Empress tarot card feminineIf single the Empress foretells a time of sharing and joy with a person of equal creative and emotional desire as your own. It suggests that someone you have met or are about to meet will be an equal and will have the potential to meet your emotional and sensual needs on an honest and enriching level.

There may be a time of healing and union. You will be introduced to a new way, new ideas will be flowing to you and your heart will open up.

If reversed it may be heeding you to get in touch with your inner femininity and be less masculine in your approach to love. Be aware of shallow sexual pursuits and allow your intuition to direct you through any new encounters.

In business, goals and projects the Empress is tiding a time of abundance and reward. She has displayed openness, calmness and true community and mother spirit in her work and may now be in position to be rewarded.

If things have been in struggle mode she is asking you to be more creative – to spend time taping into your natural state and to discover more genuine artistic richness. Let the external desires for fulfillment move aside and create from a base level of spirit.

New ideas are coming through and with the Empress, you can change any situation into an abundant one if you let go of materialism and move deeper into your spirit.

The Empress also receives help from the community, as she has become so attractive in her calm and feminine way that she draws people to her unconsciously. She uses the intelligence and softness of her nature and beauty (not sex but sensual) to create an environment that is warm and inviting.

voyager_empressThis energy is the force of powerful alignment with truth, love and the universe, the Empress reminds us that with practice we can make this our natural state and therefore live in flow with mother Earth and the energy of true abundance.

Spiritually, the Empress may be forewarning a divine intervention  – if you have moving from a soul level, have been making choices that benefit all around you – something extraordinary may occur that leaves you wondering “Wow, how did that happen? I must have done something right”. Yes you have and the universe is sending you a miracle to move you closer to your goal.

The purpose of life is to awaken, it is not anything external – they are just ego tests that we give to ourselves along our journey to help us move closer to our true self and our awakening. The Empress is reminding us of this and calling us to move back into mother nature to surrender to the natural laws of nature.

When we visit nature (intimately) we not only heal but we connect to our true creative potential.

The stars of the Empresses crown guide her towards her truth through intuition and foresight. The abundant nature and flowing river preserves her inner calm and helps her move towards her goal peacefully and confidently.

nature1The Empress also comes to us to remind us of our inner beauty and to express it in our lives. Her dress of pomegranates (fertility) is soft and flowing and this is a symbol of our need to recognise the way we are in the world, our genuineness.

Bring forward the inner feminine beauty to your consciousness. Do this creatively from the true essence of your soul. You will bring in more fulfilling circumstance, genuine people who want to join you in the dance of awareness and growth.

This is your true power. Your inner light, your true creative mother nurturer self. Be the love, be the beauty and you will see your life flow naturally and with ease.

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The word yoga comes from sanskrit and literally means ‘union’ or ‘connection; of the individual consciousness or soul with Universal consciousness or spirit.

yoga5Most people in the Western worlds see Yoga as the physical excercise (called Asanas) but this is just a technique to assist us on the path of yoga and these are actually only a superficial aspect of the profound metaphysics of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul that yoga really is.

This is not to discount its significance by any means, as it is a beneficial and beautiful path of yoga. But it is important to establish that it is not yoga itself but a means to.

In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. In a philosophical sense, however, yoga means the conscious connection of the limited egoic self with the unlimited, eternal, higher Self.

Therefore, yoga is a process of changing  the  outward flow of energy and consciousness so that the mind becomes a dynamic hub of direct connection  (no longer dependent on the five senses) but, able to see the whole truth. Which is a journey of self realisation.

yoga west end brisbaneMost people worldwide ask them selves the questions: Who am I? Why am I? and How do I realise truth? at sometime in there lives. Often this is done in childhood. In the West we learn to try to find this from outside of us – through status, relationship or some other means.

We are educated with the intrinsic beleif that who we are is found ‘out there somewhere’ rarely are we taught to look in. So, many people when they start asking these question seek from some outer experience and find themselves at some stage unhappy, anxious, confused, moving from relationship to relationship, loveless, unfullfilled, physically in pain or some way disasisfied.

These questions are an important part of yoga and they can be found within; first through self enquiry and various other yoga techniques discussed below.

Awareness is the key to yoga. meditation is the key to awareness. stillness, quietness alongside active participation of love and compassion – Seeking outside oneself is a superficial illusion of  immediate satisfaction, that is unsustainable. Hence the perpetual roller-coaster ride mentioned above.

justice tarot cardThe ego mind must be seen through the eyes of universal intelligence and become integrated with this reality. The unconscious mind is to be realised and seen and energetically and consciously cleansed. Through this process the self can become authentic and non attached to egoic illusions and be in a state of union or connection which induces bliss.

There are many paths and techniques  to attend yoga, to attain union. the aforementioned Asana (yoga poses) are just one of them. Each one is a specialised path to self realisation and yoga bliss.

Hatha yoga – 

Hatha yoga includes postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), purification techniques (shat karmas) energy regulation techniques (mudra and bandha). hatha yoga’s purpose is to purify the body and give us control over its internal state making it fit for meditation – which is the key to higher consciousness.

Karma Yoga

This is selfless services to others as part of one’s larger Self, without attachment to results. Here the ego is given up and therefore diminishes its control and brings us closer to self and our divinity.

Mantra yoga

This is where we center the consciousness within through japa, or the repetition of certain universal root-word sounds representing a particular aspect of Spirit.

Here is a mantra for wisdom protection and enhancing abundance.

Chant it 108 times a day for 40 days and watch vibrational shifts occur 🙂

“Om aim hreem kleem chamundayai vichhe namaha”

Translates to: Infinite awareness knows the one, the many, and she who unites them, transforms them and makes them whole.

yoga 1Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti  is the surrendering of the ego through pure devotion to the universal divine. through which one strives to see and love the divinity in every creature and in everything. In Bhakti ones feels no seperation and it is considered the most direct experience in merging with pure consciousness. 

Jnana Yoga
Jnana yoga is the path of wisdom – in other words applying discriminative wisdom to achieve liberation. otherwise known as right knowledge. Jnana yoga is about direct experience. This is usually achieved by meditation or deep still contemplation letting ego aside.
Raja yoga

This is considered the master of Yoga.  It is a system of Patanjali from the Bbhavad Gita that brings one to self realisation and in direct contact with oneness and universal wisdom. It consists of the Eightfold path as shown below:

  1. Yama (moral conduct): noninjury to others, truthfulness, nonstealing, continence, and noncovetousness
  2. Niyama (religious observances): purity of body and mind, contentment in all circumstances, self-discipline, self-study (contemplation), and devotion to God and guru
  3. Asana: right posture
  4. Pranayama: control of prana, the subtle life currents in the body
  5. Pratyahara: interiorization through withdrawal of the senses from external objects
  6. Dharana: focused concentration; holding the mind to one thought or object
  7. Dhyana: meditation, absorption in the vast perception of Universal intelligence in one of it’s infinite aspects — Bliss, Peace, Cosmic Light, Cosmic Sound, Love, Wisdom, etc. — all-pervading throughout the whole universe
  8. Samadhi: superconscious experience of the oneness of the individualized soul with Cosmic Spirit.   reference

yoga3Yoga is the balancing of our self with the universe. The systems and techniques are designed to help us come closer to our true selves so as to be at peace and live an authentic happier life. Well being is essential to this and these practices may vary in usefulness to each individual.

However meditation, mantra, practice of self enquiry, service to others, asanas and experiential direct experience will allow for the unfolding of awakening. With this we find a true yoga and a self that is enlightened by connection with the beauty of the universe, experiencing sincere unattached joy, peace and love for all sentient beings.

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The Justice tarot card meaning

Justice in the tarot is a card that brings to our attention the laws of the universe, karma – cause and effect – alluring to the fact that all ideas, people and events are interconnected. It foretells important decision making and warns that fairness is the foundation of justice and therefore any good decision making.

Justice tarot card meaningSitting in her thrown the woman (Libra) is donned in a red robe, representing her spiritual enlightenment, but also that she has reached this  by working in with the laws of the universe – she is of service to the laws, whilst upholding it.

She is holding a sword upright which infers victory, however the sword is double edged – meaning fairness. The sword indicates victory through finality – cutting out a just outcome that is final.  The scales in her other hand are balanced and represent the two sided of the story. The balancing of intuition and logic in fair decision making.

We see her white shoe coming out of the robe, this is the message of karma – the consequences or spiritual consequences of our decisions and behaviours. Sitting between two pillars (representing the material or physical barriers), we see also a purple drape reminding us that compassion is the key to fair decision making. These illustrations are indicative of how we can use compassion and love – universal laws – to resolve conflict and create just decisions that benefit all involved.

Keywords: Justice, fairness, compassion, decisions, karma, truth, law, accountability, judgement, intuition, deserving, balance

Generally the Justice card is saying a fair decision is being called upon, use your heart and intuition and gifts of the universe as the consequences will be great. You will get what you deserve as an outcome depending on the decisions you make. Whatever is happening in your life is a consequence of past decision or whatever is about to happen will be a consequence of your current decisions.

justice1Justice wants us to seek truth, to be conscious of our thoughts and actions. Not to get caught up in external beliefs and hearsay but to be honest with your  inner knowing and to direct action based on an honest account of the whole picture. The fairest outcome for all.

In love this card is asking you to be fair based on your emotional truth. This woman is working with the laws of the universe – she understands that we are all connected and she is compassionate.

Look at these parts of you before you make any decision. Selfishness will never work in a relationship, unfairness will lead to loneliness.

She is reminding you that sometimes the best way to navigate a decision in a relationship is by remembering all people involved and that our actions will create an effect. The sword representing that this effect may be final.

It may be portending to an ending of a relationship.

Also, as justice can mean courts and law. It may suggest that a real legal battle is impending and that justice will be met.

This may be in the universal sense – the law of the universe does not work on legal or moral code – things will work out fair in the end, but it may take a while as someone is not making compassionate, altruistic or just decisions.

It may also be suggesting that truth of a situation will be revealed with time.

It is up to the two people to either forgive or to separate. If an injustice is done it does allow for forgiveness and perhaps reconciliation, but only if the person is truly sorry. Remember also you can forgive someone without reconciliation or even without them being sorry.

Justice is a card that needs time – karma – cause and effect may take time as does the process of truth to move through the conscience and into consciousness .

As we sow, we reap somewhere and sometime, int his life or in a future birth. What we reap today is what we have sown either in the present or in the past.

The Samyutta Nikaya states:

“According to the seed that’s sown,
So is the fruit you reap there from,
Doer of good will gather good,
Doer of evil, evil reaps,
Down is the seed and thou shalt taste
The fruit thereof.”

Karma is a law in itself, which operates in its own field without the intervention of any external, independent ruling agency.

It is never too late to tell the truth. It is never too late to heal a situation. Justice always has potential to amend a heart or situation. But justice can also mean leaving behind that which no longer serves.

justice tarot cardIf you are single this card portends a possible new relationship that is based on trust and truth and mutual love. It suggests that you have been through the trials of an unjust or unfair past and are now ready to move into something kinder. It is foretelling that you have healed the past and you have moved to a greater stage of consciousness were fairness and truth will guide you towards others with the same understanding.

In work, projects, money and goals this card is saying you will reap what you sow. You will acquire what you deserve based on your choices and actions. There may be no right and wrong but this card does imply effects of actions. If you have put in solid structures, researched your custom, served from a compassionate and friendly space of community, set goals of value, done the work – you will reap the rewards. If not what you are experiencing is a result. The idea here is to make amends, see justice as an opportunity for change and growth.

balance counsellingSpiritually the Justice card asks you to look at your level of awareness verses denial.
What are your intentions? why are you making the decisions you are making? Is it soulful?

It can also be asking you to look upon the knowledge of the universe. To seek understanding and use the resources of intuition and spiritual practice to gain realignment.

It is good to be positive and to move with creative visualisation but be sure you are not covering up, be sure your unconscious matter isn’t being denied. Sometimes pushing away reality for positive vision is not allowing the truth (it is a useful tool but be careful) and the potential of growth to arise.

We must work through the shadow side and surrender to the truth to allow in a greater level of compassion and sincere love for self and others.  It is calling upon balance.

The justice card calls upon our heart and mind to be working from a space of integrated physical and spiritual fairness. We can be assured that our outer worlds will be a product of our choices and actions and justice will always prevail; even if it takes the illusion of ‘time’ to show us.

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Oil Portraits by infamous artist Brisbane – ‘contemporary likeness with an edge’

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Megan Jackson the infamous portrait artists creates self recognising, raw and contemporary portraits with a definitive edge. Megan uses meditation and sound technology to tap into a deeper part of her subject to create a healing of the soul.

The first stage to healing is connecting with the true self – the soul. Healing is holistic, but we can’t acheived it by seeing a practioner alone – we must search deeper and connect first to who we are.” Says Megan

Healing portraits or healing art is an excellent gift to yourself or another. It is something you can keep and adds life and beauty to your home or office space. My portraits offer not only a great art piece but also a connectedness to self and a great healing process.

As a natural healer the process of drawing someone and creating a image brings the artist into a meditative state drawing them into a deeper connection of the subject. The artist, if a natural intuitive/healer can then create healing thoughout the connection. These drawing and paintings are guided by the universal connectedness that we all share. The artist is able to go into the character on a deeper level and send positive healing vibes. The beauty of the person comes through and this is a special element of the healing portraits.

There is no telling how a healing portraits will turn out, the artist begins with a mediation on the artwork and then draws/paints using the elements they are guided towards. Healing portraits are not predesigned. They are guided by spirit and connection.

Portriats Brisbane The portrait artist goes into a deep meditative state and connects with the picture provided, can draw upon the deeper personality of the subject. This is the beauty of healing portraits, they complement the inner self. Once drawn or painted they allow the subject to place them for daily viewing. The subject can then connect with that deeper self each time they look upon thier portraits.

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I received the portrait package you did and have placed them in most rooms around the house. It has been incredible. Not only is it a lovely and interesting picture, there has been so many changes in me, starting almost immediately.

I look into the picture each night as you suggested and I have found a warmer connection with myself. More acceptance of who I am and have been able to face some major problems in my life. I attribute this to the healing you put into it.

I cannot explain it but, something happens when I do my meditation on the drawing. Like a vibration changes in me. I feel lighter and more  like with myself. I couldn’t thank you enough for this wonderful gift. You are very talented. – Mel – Sydney

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“One of the most beautiful and rewarding parts of doing a healing portrait is seeing the layers evolve. Seeing the undercoat of the ‘person’ and watching that build into the completed ‘person’ Megan

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The Man of Cups surfs throw the waves of life, no longer washed up and lost, past the stages of youthful individualism and into group understanding and wisdom; fearlessly.

man of cups tarotThe Man of Cups rides the waves openly and masterfully, embracing the reciprical joy of the open arms of the sea, enduring the challenges of the the different moods and movements of the union with life in its fullest. Courageously, with freedom as its driving force, gliding into the complexity of the whole.

The Man of Cups is a wise character, a knower, a master of feelings and thoughts.

Meaningful words: action, intuition, expression, projection, going forth, manifestation, assertion, drive, ambition. knowing, going with the flow, water, wisdom, group understanding,

The Man of Cups has the abilty to balance and find truth in the universe and the human condition. Moving through the density, pushing through the external and reaching a deeper meaning.

The beauty of this is the deeper meaning is love and joy. This man knows love as joy, has passed through the child stages (of faithful and me mentality), the adolescence (individualism), maturing adult (initiation/learning group mentality) Adult (practicing group mentality), and has arrived in the group mentally of allowing love to spread in all its ease and wonder.

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She sat in the stillness unable to sift through the meanings, the dualistic feat, it’s a mean feat; the positive and the negatives igniting in a cullundrum of potentiality; part particle, part wave, She knew science could never feel. She new words could never explain. She knew she no longer knew. She was left to sit in her heart, excited by the bewilderment. She moved past the unknowing and left the confusion for the confused. She moved towards her true worth, her true love. Knowing she was deserving of adoration, joy, respect, love, nurturing, because she knew she was ready to give it in return,  freely. 

In a love reading this card will be advising that you have met a person who is able to love you in freedom, nurturing and interdependence. They understand the deeper meanings and presence of love and are ready for the union.

Man of CupsIf the card is about yourself, it is suggesting that you are ready to explore the truest and deepest essence of love. It is warning you to be open and free and to be in group mentality. To open up to the lessons learned in life and to let go of fear and old patterns.

For career or goals it is advising that wisdom and timing are important. It is giving you the go ahead and letting you know that you have all the right resources available to step aside of your fears and allow the journey to begin. It is asking you to trust in yourself and the knowledge you have acquired in your learning and life.

In some cases this card is asking you to step out of the young adult mentality of individualism. To look at the group. Selfishness has it’s time and place but a time comes in every ones life to move into community and allow the vulnerabilities to ease as the group becomes important.

Man of cups the unity of expansionGrowth and evolution cannot come about in rigid self protection or solitude.

Love, career, projects, family, wealth do not come about by standing alone. A sense of openness and trust in group and community will bring forward success in all adventures. Community cannot flourish with a sense of single mindedness, the whole needs to be nurtured and cared for.

It’s time to spread your wings and move into the adventures and expansion of the whole. Abundance doesn’t grow from from a particle or a wave alone, it grows when the two are observed, accepted and integrated, which then has the potential to form a whole.

But, above all, to understand the the truth of love and union is joy, freedom and the nurturing there of. As a wise person you will live in this truth and ride this wave with giving and receiving as the foundation, living in fullfillment and grace.

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Take a look at this healing art and amazing costume designer of tribal and burlesque fanatsies.


Portrait artist Brisbane – beauty.

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