Good morning Awesome peeps! I am not an Astrologist, nor am I a Numerologist. Let's just get that straight right now before I ramble further. I do find both Astrology and Numerology pretty darn fascinating, but I only know as much that relates to my own particular chart. Yes, I have had my Numerology numbers done for me, and I have had an Astrology chart done. It is all very interesting. So what's the point of this you ask?
Well if you are on social media of any kind you have probably heard about how we are in this planetary shift or that moon cycle. Everyone in the spiritual community is talking about all the energetic planetary shifts and how they are making us feel this way or that way. I am not disputing any of this. Truly. Here's my issue with this.
Aren't we always in some sort of moon cycle? Aren't the planets always doing something? Last year I had my Numerology calendar done, where it tells you which days of the week on a particular month are better for you than others. Know what happened? I became a nut job looking at my numbers all the time. It became a distraction.
Here's what else bothers me about all this planetary shifting talk. It can become a scapegoat on why you are doing your stuff. Like an excuse. "Oh well I was going to do this and this, but Mercury is in retrograde so I just couldn't get out of bed." I am exaggerating (a bit), but you get the point.
Again I am sooooo not saying that all these planetary alignments or misalignments aren't happening, nor are they not affecting us. No. What I am saying is that these outer circumstances can sometimes distract us into not DOING. They can become a spiritual person's excuse for not working towards goals or dreams.
To be honest (as if I am not already) I tend to feel all these shifts in a pretty big way. In fact I tend to feel them before I read somewhere that I should be feeling them. Instead of getting all caught up in the shifts and cycles, I really endeavor to just honor what I am feeling and keep on going. That is not to say, some days I feel the inner struggle to keep plugging ahead; I do. But I do not let it paralyze me or dissuade me from my ultimate goals.
To sum up this rather long rant, feel the shifts and keep going!! Until next time...
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.