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Welcome 2018 - Year of the Brown Earth Dog

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We read this last week & thought it beautiffully discussed the Year of the Brown Earth Dog of 2018: 

 

"We welcome the Tibetan and Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog. After an extreme Year of the Fire Rooster, which stirred our passions and ignited us to rise and mobilize into action, we now move into the grounding energy of double Earth in this New Year of the Dog.

Integrity becomes central in all we do, as we continue to re-build a more solid foundation that is rooted and aligned with our universal values of love and respect for all. In this cycle we ground down and take our power back. We use discernment with what we take in and consume in all ways, be it television, social media, thoughts, attitudes, the food we eat, what we buy etc.  Dog shows us the importance of being loyal and how that deepens our relations. We are reminded to use our bark against Injustice as we team up as guardians and caretakers of our planet Earth and all that we hold sacred.

We are waking up, and together rising. Like Sting once sang, "There is a deeper wave than this, swelling in the world... There is a deeper wave than this, listen to me girl."

Here's the Astral Insights on this 2018 Chinese and Tibetan New Year of Earth Dog. First from Narrye Caldwell, Chinese Astrologer and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

"The inevitability of change is a fundamental principle in Chinese astrology. And the ability to skillfully adjust to continually shifting cycles, is a longevity art. Wisdom tells us, that no matter what difficulties you are facing, no matter how hopeless or frightening the situation seems, if you wait it out, a turning point will come. The important thing is to maintain your composure and recognize the moment when appropriate action will be effective." That turning point is now. Welcome to the Year of the Earth Dog.

Let's begin with the element (Earth) that rules this year. Earth has the qualities of stability, nourishment, consistency, balance and harmony. Earth is related to the digestive system in Chinese medicine, and its function of selecting, through our appetite, the correct foods for our condition. When working well, our earth element effortlessly transforms food and thought, (everything we take in), into substance and vitality. When depleted we can get stuck, exhausted, lose our way, become obsessive worriers.

"The coming lunar year, which begins on February 16, is a double Earth year. Not only do we have Earth appearing in the natural cycle of heavenly chi (which progresses through Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water for two years each), but also, the Dog's innate element is Earth... To make best use of this incoming Earth energy, it will be crucial to pay attention to your diet. By this I mean not just the food you eat, but everything you take in; this includes thoughts, ideas, information, and attitudes.

"Attention to what you feed yourself this year will have profound effects on the health of your own Earth element, (your ability to sort fact from fiction) and may determine whether you can rise courageously above the turmoil that threatens the village, or end up in the bog with the marauders...

The Dog is all about loyalty and guardianship. Honest, trustworthy, and fair, Dog is a vigilant protector of friends, family, and all he holds dear. Some call Dog a cynic and an anxious worrier. But who among us doesn't know this territory? When you care about something deeply, and are charged with protecting it with your life, you'd be anxious too. When well supported, the best qualities of Dog come forward- corruption is rooted out, tyranny and oppression overturned, and justice prevails.

However, when dogs are stressed, isolated, and left without compassionate leadership, (consider the poor junkyard dog chained alone outside), they can turn into dangerous unpredictable lunatics.

This we want to avoid by putting aside our differences, seeing the best in each other, teaming up for the higher good, and generally behaving like a well-organized pack. The restoration of justice is the opportunity of the Dog year."

© Copyright 2018 ~Narrye Caldwell. All Rights Reserved

 

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YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPE- Western Astrology

June Horoscopes
 
 
CAPRICORN: Work stress seems to be over the top as everyone you must delegate duties to are going be completely unreliable. Go figure? Before you lose your cool take a deep breathe and approach each circumstance individually. You will get more accomplished by being diplomatic. If you were hoping to get away for a few days, you may have to adjust your plans slightly. Later in the month is the best time to travel. Family, and/ or children may be a source of financial frustration. Take a step back and look at it from a different perspective. Sometimes you can only give good advice; it's up to someone's freewill if they choose to take it. Focus on you and your needs right now. All the surmounting issues will resolve themselves.
 

AQUARIUS: It's important not to approach any sensitive subjects from and emotional view point. Your feelings may be valid, however to be taken seriously facts are the key in getting your point across. If you're torn about a major life decision, take time to consider all sides. Impulse here will be your down fall. You will come to the right conclusion. Be patient. Remember, there are no bad choices. The timing is the key. Worries or concerns regarding a financial matter will need further information before you can proceed. This is not the time to make any investments that are risky. Watch your health this month. A rest will do you wonders.

 

PISCES: Are you over-reacting? Maybe not! Before you decide to give someone a piece of your mind, make sure that you're getting the correct information. Watch the way you present the facts. A current job or work environment is going to be quit tense. You have the power to navigate through the different personalities. Relationships on all levels are shifting. Go with it. You never know who will cross your path and will be positive influence or ally in the very near future. If you have gotten away from healthy life style habits and have gone rogue it's time to get back on track. Not only for your mental wellbeing but your physical health.

 

ARIES: You are about to embark on some major life changes. They may be stressful. Yet exciting to say the least the next few months are going to give you opportunities both personally and professionally with profound outcomes. Some of you may be planning a long-term commitment; Marriage, Children etc. Some of you may also be making a major career change. All positive! Some could just be changing attitudes that make your lives easier. No matter how you look at the next few months have life altering impact and you should enjoy the ride.

 

TAURUS: Being busy doesn't always mean getting tangible results. If you enlist the help of others it's important to be sure they have a reputable track record. Old problems that reappear are surfacing to be cleared up once and for all. Embrace this opportunity to complete these chapters. Most of these issues could be financial. Some of you may see an old friend or lover reappear. Don't get sucked into an emotional storm. Nothing has changed. Move forward. You're healing and there is no reason to go back ward. A new or unsolicited financial proposal is about to be. Is it really a risk you are willing to take? Probably not! A short trip later this month is exactly what you need to clear you head. Enjoy!

 

GEMINI: Happy Birthday! A new birth year is upon you and now is the time to set some goals that you really want to accomplish this year. Personally, you are going to be mentally and physically focused on building a healthier body and mind. This will only have a positive impact on any financial aspects that you would like to see manifest. You may not be able to quit your primary source or employment. Do however take advantage of a side project or money-making venture that will become your passion and possibly a future source of unexpected income. A family member or someone close to you may be going through a major life transition. All you can really do is listen. Even if you have an opinion now is not the time to go there.

 

CANCER: Could you be standing in your own way? Sometimes the answer is so simple. This is not the time to sabotage yourself. You should finally be seeing results for all your hard work. Those of you who have yet to get a move on, are behind the eight ball! Those of you who have really done the work and laid your foundation properly are in for some pleasant surprises. Lighten up and just enjoy the way things are going. There will be plenty of time later this summer to make decisions. All options will be clear at that point. In the mean time, take it day by day.

 

LEO: A happier state of mind is in store. You won't be disappointed. This is not the best time to make any major changes, job, relationship, etc. You would make these decisions out of emotional unhappiness. Just sit tight. Now the areas you do have to focus on. Money matters that are about to come up so you can resolve any challenges past or present. This will put you on a fast track to savings. Health is another area, where you must trust what your body is telling you. If you're not feeling well, you will need to pursue finding the right medical professional to get to the root of the problem and the most effective solution.

 

VIRGO: The last few months have been busy and hectic. An unexpected catalyst will be an asset to you over the next month or so. When dealing with others, it's important to hear all view points before you chime in and create hurt feelings. Take an inquisitive approach. Helping instead of appearing to be critical will gain the best results. Make sure to leave some time available to accept some social invitations this month. You will enjoy having time to mix business with pleasure. Financially you will be making some extra money over the next few months put it to good use. Get out of debt or start putting a cushion together. Pay attention while driving. Especially other drivers.

 

LIBRA: When trying to decide what is the best course of action, sometimes you must just sit back and wait to see which way things are going to go. So, no action at this time is required. Particularly, in personal and romantic relationships. If you find yourself continually settling instead of holding out for what you really want, you may not be as ready as you think for a serious relationship. Work on you before you merge energy with anyone else. You may need to spend sometime alone for a few months to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. The thing you don't want to pass up is the right career opportunity that may be getting ready to present itself to you. Get all the details but you need to go for it. It may even require relocation for some of you.

 

SCORPIO: Stress related to money matters will subside soon enough. It's critical not to get into any unnecessary debt or allow yourself to be taken advantage of financially. You're going to have to make some adjustments in your thinking to stay grounded. You may also find that a lot of your worries were unnecessary. A health flare up is likely this month. However, a short trip, or a few days in exile might be what the dr. ordered. A family member going through a difficult time may try to put you in the middle, if you allow yourself to get involved. This is not a battle you want to fight. Steer clear!

 

SAGITTARIUS: Be realistic. Is someone trying to convince you that something is too good to be true? Absolutely do not get short changed or cheated by someone close to you. Unfortunately, you are probably already involved and even so, it's not too late to turn back but you can get out of any situation. It is more important to take the right steps to protect your interests. Your health may be slightly out of balance, but that can be resolved quickly by getting back on your health track. Financially, you will have to make your resources stretch right now but that is also temporary. New resources are about to be established. Be patient.

SOMETHING TO PONDER:

 

Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power.
Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure.
When you conquer negat
ive attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure.
Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.

 

Brian Adams, How to Succeed