We are once again at the dawn of another year, which is another opportunity for us to fine-tune the integration of lessons we have been learning for several decades and beyond that, multiple lifetimes. What 2011 brings is more clarity, understanding, transformation and growth as long as we approach this from the point of detachment, observation, unconditional love and acceptance. These will be our big lessons for this year because wherever we remain connected, involved, unforgiving and unable to accept and release is where we will receive more lessons that will show us how to integrate these things in our life. We can no longer pretend we don’t know what we are doing—we are entering our mastery and it is time for us to accept its responsibilities.
Will this be a challenging year? It depends on how we define the word ‘challenge’. It will be challenging if we are afraid of what we will lose instead of viewing each loss as a release so that something else can take its place. When we set our intention for transformation everything that does not resonate with what we wish to become disconnects from us. This can be very painful emotionally but on a spiritual level, it is in alignment with what we have asked for. It is time for us to see ourselves from a whole perspective, including all of our aspects, body, mind, emotions and spirit, so that we can view each step as a process of release and replacement. Letting go of the old will be a big theme for 2011, as well being able to integrate the new.
We must become receivers in order for us to accept the benefits that are ours when we step into our mastery. This is a year for us to acknowledge our ‘great-ness’, to view ourselves as wonderful, powerful, blessed, divine and deserving of the blessings that we have been rejecting because we felt powerless and unworthy. Everything we wish for is part of our field of potential and belongs to us. The only way to receive and integrate it into our lives is to know that we deserve it.
2011 will be a year of mixed blessings for those who have not yet explored their healing potential and for others, this year will bring so much in the way of the manifestation of long held dreams and the opening of doors that have been closed. We will know who has done their healing work by what is happening in their lives. They will learn through the pain and challenges they choose. Our challenge will be to assist them without become their servant, to learn to give without becoming a martyr to someone else’s pain. We can be compassionate teachers through the example of how we allow blessings to flow to us instead of limiting our growth in the face of others’ pain.
Here are some general themes for this year:
This is a year where we will become more aware, as we began to in 2010, of how others’ hearts have been broken through their lifetimes of pain. There will be so many opportunities for people to open their hearts through compassion vortexes, new relationships, becoming powerful, understanding divinity and accepting mastery. Every painful experience is an opportunity to open ourselves to more love. Who we give to is less important than why we are giving—the question we must answer truthfully is what we want and need from others, where we are seeking love from outside ourselves instead of connecting to our inner resources of love within. Becoming the love we seek will be a global lesson, and this extends to all areas of our life.
Energy Portals and Vortexes
We will see many new energy portals open and some majors ones close in the next two years. This process began in 2001. Three ancient vortexes, in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, will close by the end of this year which means that we will see more violence, bloodshed, war, natural and man-made disasters and unrest in these areas as those who wish to see them remain open resist their closure. We are each conduits of the new portals so if we focus on transformation in these areas, we will assist in bringing in the new energies that will allow these vortexes, which bring in very destructive energies, to finally be closed.
We are afraid of earth changes because they can bring so much trauma and disruption to our lives. In 2011 we will not see as many earth changes, such as storms, earthquakes, volcanoes or other things we call ‘disasters’ as we did in 2010, but two of them may be more violent or destructive than those we have experienced before. The earth is also going through its own ascension and in 2011 it will be ‘cleaning house’ and reminding us that we are partners with the earth and stewards of her resources. The earth is a sentient being, just like everything else on the planet and we need to be reminded of this from time to time. When we send love and appreciation to the earth, we empower it in its ascension journey. That said, this year will bring cleansing and many energetic changes to parts of the earth, especially those where vortexes are closing.
The ongoing Ascension
Ascension is not a mystical event that will happen in 2012 and beyond, it is happening right now. Every day is another day in our ascension journey and each moment holds the blessings of ascending into our divinity, experiencing its joy and learning to be in joy. When our focus is on the present moment, we are aware of how we are experiencing our ascension. We cannot create the future if we cannot leave the past behind us and in 2011 we will have many chances and choices to release the past. Can we let go of disappointments and what we think we have missed and be powerfully in the present? It is something we must learn because the only place where we have any power is in the present.
Love and Relationships
It has been so long since many of us have had a romantic relationship that we are beginning to wonder whether that will ever happen. 2011 will open that door but with a twist. There will be choices to make and it is very important to have an intention for relationship. Are you going to be the healer or are you willing to be with someone who does not need your healing? Are you open to receiving the love that you are so prepared to give to someone? Even though you may not see how someone will ever enter your life, be prepared by knowing what you want and setting your intention for it because it will happen when you least expect it. By the end of the year and even before the end of August, many new relationships, with long term potential, will be created.
These are periods when waves of energy are sent to the earth which are very different from those we are familiar with. These often clash with our own energetic vibrations and they can make us very uncomfortable and even physically ill. We call these ascension symptoms and they are part of our ascension journey, for we need to bring new energy to the earth as part of our mission of creating ‘heaven on earth’. With these power periods we may see earth changes, strong storms, floods, earthquakes or unusual weather. In our own lives we can experiences sudden endings, disruptions, changes of heart or mind or even physical illness.
There will be seven power periods in 2011:
January 15 to 20th: During this time we will experience a tsunami-like energy download that will bring new realizations and understandings, like an ‘aha’ moment. For some this will be an immediate shift into the 5th dimension, which will take place on an emotional and mind level. Others may decide to complete their time here and cross over.
March: The spring equinox will bring a more peaceful energy as we begin to experience new potentials for our reality. There will be many experiences of instant manifestation as we have an opportunity to experience how powerfully we move energy. Be careful of your words and thoughts at this time.
June through August: These three power periods are grouped together because they will be a progressive flow of energy downloads, transformation, physical, and emotional and mental upheaval which are stepping stones into new energies and a process of growth where each step forward occurs when we are willing to let go of the one before. Many people will experience job loss, the end of relationships, geographic moves and powerful changes in thinking in this time.
October: This is a 2012 choice point for the earth and its people. ”Where do we want to go from here” will be what we are asked to answer. Are we willing to hold the energy for transformation while remaining detached from what we think should be happening? During this period we will be challenged to be co-creators and stay focused on our vision for heaven on earth, no matter what appears to be happening in the world.
November 21 to 30: This is the last power period of 2011 and the one which will seem deceptively easy but in reality, what we will experience is the flow of the energy and how easy it really is. We will process all we have experienced in the year and understand how divine order works. This period is key to establishing the energies of 2012, and what happens in this period will be another deciding point for many people. We will hear of many deaths as there will be many who decide their time here is finished. There will also be an unusual number of births, dramatic life changes and sudden changes in governments, politics and economic conditions.
The Year’s Key Theme
A key theme this year is to expect the most wonderful, best outcomes for yourself, to move from a state of hopefulness to a state of knowing, where you know that what you want will manifest, or you will receive something even better. Be sure to set your intention with ‘this or something better’ so you can be prepared for all outcomes. And be ready to receive, for this the other half of manifestation which we often forget. We must learn to ask for what we want and then be in a state of receiving, which allows manifestation to happen. So ask and then know that this, or something better, will come to you.
A Year of ‘Great-Ness and to be Great-ful’
Archangel Uriel calls 2011 a year for us to acknowledge our greatness and to become ‘great-ful’, not in a sense of feeling better than anyone else (we’re all connected so that is not possible), but to acknowledge ourselves and who we are in the world. We are divine beings, no less than anything else in the Universe. We are children of God and of the Light, powerful beyond our human comprehension and co-creators of our reality as well as that of the world and the universes beyond it. How we express that greatness in our lives is entirely up to us. We have legions of angels to support us but they cannot help us unless we ask and are unable to give us more than we are willing to accept and receive. When we remember that we are powerful and in control of every aspect of our reality, within and without, we become masters and step into the miracle vibration.
Happy 2011, and I wish each of you the blessings of your heart’s desire and an abundant, joyful, miraculous year.
Jennifer Hoffman and Archangel Uriel
Jennifer Hoffman and Archangel Uriel
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2011~A New Cycle Begins
– By Elizabeth Jones – Master Astrologist
Many have an awareness that the times in which we live are different and somehow significant, even special and unique. Great emphasis has been placed on 2012, for one, but whether you place much credence in that or not, there are many other indicators that this is a turning point for humanity. Certainly it is true economically, politically, culturally and in regards to our institutions of education, government and religion.
The Astrological Cycles at Play
One of the great gifts of Astrology is that we can see the bigger cycles at play. And this year, a new cycle is about to begin.
For seven years, Uranus has been in the sign of Pisces. All astrological influences have an agenda and Uranus in Pisces, during this last seven years, was clear: open a channel from our higher mind to our lower mind. This was so we increased our capacity to grasp new knowledge and insights.
The impact of this influence has, over time, opened our minds and hearts to new wisdom and understandings. Most of you have also likely experienced an increase in your own intuition and inner knowing during these years. Hopefully you have also come to trust it more, even rely on it.
During these 7 years, many changed how they saw things and this could have created a kind of chaos as the old way of perceiving didn’t seem to fit aspects of the new insights and higher knowledge now available. The old patterns stubbornly held their position in our psyche, often resisting this new information. But over time, and with the help of other astrological influences during this past few years, the beliefs and ways of perceiving your life have likely changed.
The old patterns and precepts served their purpose and now don’t seem to fit. This can be uncomfortable as going back isn’t even possible anymore. This may be to a career path, how we support ourselves or relationships to our family, friends or partners. It can feel as though the path has actually dissolved when we look back.
I have heard many say such things . . . that significant aspects of their life now seem “old, out dated and just no longer an option.” Yet it would seem that a kind of limbo set in for many in 2010, because the “next steps” or new path were not really all that clear. Or perhaps it was clear but just not happening for one reason or another.
On To 2011 and The New Cycle
Yes, I feel we are entering a New Cycle. The planetary energies, patterns and shifts point in this direction.
Yet to the degree that we are in sync with the energies, is the degree we will be able to truly avail ourselves to the magic pulsing through them.
In other words, to embrace this New Cycle, we must align ourselves through exerting our personal will, in a conscious way that embraces and stabilizes the natural rhythms of life, as these are the “carriers” of the current of the creative/creator, or the Pulse of Life itself.
“Rhythm is the carrier of Life.”
There are lots of ways to get in sync with thia natural flow of life, and some are quite simple to do, such as:
- Breathing exercises.
- Through movement: such as dancing, walking, yoga, tai chi, etc.
- Normalizing your daily patterns, such as eating and sleeping
What is most important is to be consistent. This is what will increase your capacity to be able to bring this Universal Energy into your life.
Yet if you are out of sync in other, fundamental ways, these may not be enough.
Another, effective way is this: to align your life, at least to some degree, to the cycles of the Heavens, using Astrology as your map to do so. I simply know of no other body of knowledge that better shows us how to get in sync with the natural order of things than Astrology.
Key Events In 2011
Next, I want to address the keys that I see as most significant to the New Cycle we are entering, particularly in the first half of the year:
- The Uranus-Jupiter conjunction in Pisces in the first week of the year.
- Jupiter entering Aries the 3rd week of January.
- Uranus entering Aries mid-March for 7 years.
- Neptune entering Pisces briefly for the first time in over 140 years.
1. Right out the door~Jupiter is conjunct Uranus!
When I look over the year ahead certain days or series of days will jump out at me as being of particular significance. This year, it is interesting because one of the most potent one is this week, January 4th, and the few days surrounding it.
The 3rd of three meetings of Jupiter-Uranus is happening this week (there were two last summer). This time it is occurring at the end of Pisces, which are the final degrees of the Zodiac. The influence of the conjunction of Jupiter & Uranus this week will last another 2-3 weeks.
These are powerful planets and their combined energies set the tone for the year for all of us. (Also on the 4th is the first New Moon of the year, which also happens to be a Solar Eclipse! This adds yet more potency to this week, and says that the seeds and thoughts we plant now are especially important to our entire year ahead.)
As we enter this year, it would be good to reflect not only on the past year, but the last several years.
For they are the foundation to better understanding what this year is about, and what it isn’t about.
A major theme is to seek freedom from limiting beliefs and patterns, to forgive others and yourself and to let go of whatever holds you back. During this time, if you have done the “work”, such as reflection and being willing to be responsible for your part, “just letting go” is absolutely possible during this time! This alone will open the space within for what comes in the new cycle.
Say Good-bye Old Programming!
We all have programs that run someplace in the background of our unconscious that sets our limits and says “yes” or “no” (mostly “no”). And of course some of those are necessary and just common sense. Yet others are based on old precepts of what we are capable of, what we think our best is, what we think we deserve or are able to do.
And yet, to grow, to become more of who we are and to accomplish what you set out to do this lifetime we must at times reach far beyond our “no’s”. I know we have all heard some version of this . . . yet we still find it hard to actually manifest the desired expansion in our lives.
One reason may be that we haven’t opened aspects of our own being to accept this expansion and so we fit our dreams into the old form, or formula. And then wonder why they don’t manifest. What can you conceive of? What do you think is truly possible?
The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction is a most expansive influence, happening now, right in the first few weeks of the New Year, inviting us to open to the part of yourself that can increase your consciousness, your capacity to accept your own higher self and your greatness.
Now is the perfect time to broaden your current perception of the reality of your life and then to see new possibilities. “What we can’t conceive of we can’t create.”
This energy is blowing the top off our own limitations, opening us to a new capacity to see what we are capable of!
There are keys to turning this lock open.
First it is no mistake, I feel, that you are reading this. I say take that as a sign in and of itself that you are open and ready for this year to be a dynamic one for you. Believe that it is time, that you have all the resources and support you need to take whatever is your task to a higher level.
Take the next 2-3 weeks to focus on the inner. Surrender to your path, even if you aren’t exactly certain as to what that is. This, in itself, is an act of trust and faith in you believing that you have a purpose. Allow not knowing as to what is coming in. Most importantly, acknowledge that the past is no longer an option.
This can wake us up to what is possible. You may well sense that something is stirring and indeed it is. There may even be a feeling that your life is about to take off. Trust and nurture that!
The emphasis is now on taking part in your own life in a more dynamic and proactive way.
2. Jupiter in Aries ~ Activator of Enthusiasm
On January 22nd, Jupiter enters Aries until June 4th. Jupiter goes through each sign every 12 years and while in Aries can spark enthusiasm and bring some form of excitement into our lives. How amazing that it is happening now, in the first few months of this most amazing year.
Here are some keywords for while Jupiter is in Aries: Being bold and having courage to be who you are; be pioneering and entrepreneurial as it encourages new beginnings.
Qualities to focus on while Jupiter is in Aries: Optimism, inspiration, faith. Being open to change that brings more joy to your life. Doing things that are being true to yourself and increase your confidence.
Questions to ask during this time: Where am I ready to change and grow? Am I open to see what is truly possible? Am I willing to expand even if it means real change? If I were feeling bold and confident, what might I do? Do I wait for others to act before I take action?
What to watch out for during this time: While Jupiter is in Aries is great for expanding in many ways, yet you do need to be careful to not take on too much, too fast. Excesses of any kind are possible and need to be avoided.
This heralds a dynamic time, one that will usher in many changes, some you may have been working towards for some time.
3. Uranus in Aries ~ Enters the Spark
Uranus in Pisces has done a lot to lay a new foundation for spirit to enter our lives, for
Light to enter our being. Yet it has been primarily on the inner and hasn’t really been conducive to outer manifestation. If we try to take action on something prior to it’s time, before the inner landscape hasn’t been laid, it is very possible that it will not sustain in physical form. So timing is everything.
Uranus is entering Aries in mid-March until May 15, 2015 and will act as a spark and catalyst. We can lay the logs on the fire but without the match it will not provide us with heat. And once Uranus is in Aries there will many sparks to keep the fire, through enthusiasm and renewed optimism, going.
Further, the channels that were forged in the last seven years are now ready to receive Light in a more dynamic way. We can more easily see how the insights that came through in that time now directly apply to our life.
Keywords for while Uranus is in Aries: Expect unusual, unpredictable events that change how you view things. There is an acceleration of energies and a feeling that everything is happening very fast.
Qualities to focus on during this time: Being open to change that will bring you more aliveness and vitality. This is a primary element of all this-to feel more alive by being open to the life-giving pulse of Spirit. If you feel stuck, ask yourself if your lower will is still out of alignment with your higher will.
Questions to ask now: Am I willing to change those things that will truly change my life? Or do I back away from them, fearful that I will loose what is familiar? What would be the first thing I would change in my life that would make it better if I could?
What to watch out for during this time: Being erratic and making changes without any forethought. Seeking freedom and independence in impulsive ways. Resisting new ideas and information.
To attune to the higher frequencies of this Uranus influence, find ways to be yourself, to be authentic to who you are, be willing to be different, to step away from the crowd or the norm. The pulse of the Divine aspect of self is strong and it has a unique signature that is yours alone.
4. Neptune enters Pisces ~
The Pull Towards The Divine & The Life We have Chosen
Neptune in Pisces is a major part of the New Cycle we are entering. It is the beckoning of the Divine and draws us towards our higher self. Our devotional natures increase under its influence as we yearn for our God-connection to become stronger and more real.
The heart opens to unconditionally loving ~ ourselves, others and the life we have chosen. The sense of separation between ourselves and God and ourselves and others dissolves.
It is the missing piece to the puzzle and where our willingness to surrender to our own life agenda, set forth before we were born (and indicated in your natal chart) can now exist and come into being with less resistance and greater ease.
This is a long-term aspect, one that will be influencing us until 2025. It hasn’t been in Pisces in over 140 years).
As we enter the new cycle, again, it is critical that we find ways to get in a sync with the energies as this is where we will find our strength and courage on an ongoing basis. I encourage you to check out the Astro Currents Monthly page to learn more.
It is an exciting year, one that I feel many have been waiting for a long time. Maybe even lifetimes.
My prayer for you this year is that you open to your true self, and that you know many blessings along the way,
~Elizabeth Jones – www.AstrologyofLight.com
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