Full Moon in Cancer – December 22, 2018

Recently I spoke with Kaitlyn Wylde at Bustle.com. She wanted my thoughts for an article she was writing on the upcoming full moon. Below are my thoughts and a link to her article. Thank you, Kaitlyn, – always a pleasure to work with you!

The full moon occurs on December 22, 2018 at 12:49 pm EST at 0 degrees Cancer just shortly after the Sun’s ingress into the sign of Capricorn which marks the winter solstice. When the sun and moon are opposite each other in the full phase, we may be offered the opportunity of greater reflection into ourselves and our relationships. In astrology the axis of Cancer and Capricorn represent our heritage, things that are familiar and how we may position ourselves out in the world.

Often the full moon is a time of culmination or harvest, a time to enjoy the bounty of our deeds.

The full moon on December 22 may offer us a time to let go of the past as we birth a new future. As the god of Light, the Sun, marks the winter solstice, it is a time of year marked by a celebration of new life (Christmas) and the opportunity for future growth. It is the passing of the old and the birthing of the new.

The full moon on December 22, in conjunction with the winter solstice may offer many of us the emotional strength and motivation to let go of our fears and insecurities. It may be a time to follow our instinct and to set new goals. It is a time to leave the past behind and to build a new reality.

December 2018 Full Moon Astrology Predictions to Help You Soak Up all the Good Vibes

 

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23 Year of Cervical Dystonia

Today, 11/13/18, marks the 23rd anniversary since developing Cervical Dystonia. In the past I have shared my story which you may read on my blog.

Living with dystonia has not always been an easy journey. The physical and emotional struggle may be overwhelming on days, yet dystonia has not stopped me from becoming the type of person I wish to Be.

Over the past 23 years I have been blessed to meet, chat with and help hundreds of people worldwide who also have cervical dystonia. My message is of hope and encouragement that ‘tomorrow does not have to be as hard as today’.

A main component of healing is ‘reflection’. In order to reflect one must slow down and take hold of the present moment. Breathwork is essential in centering the mind and easing the body.

One of the greatest gifts I gave to myself to heal my body from the torture of cervical dystonia was ‘to believe, I am my greatest healer’. To me this meant that I no longer wanted to look outside of myself to heal my body. I decided no drug/or meds, no body work from others and no longing for the right doctor or medical intervention to heal me. For me, healing must begin on an emotional and spiritual level to truly heal on a physical level.

It is when I began to turn inward to focus on my life, my relationships, my purpose, my strengths, my failures, my successes, my presence and my being that I began to learn ‘why dystonia’.

I began to think of those things in my life that I turned away from and how God, Universe, Spirit redirected my path to simplify my life, allowing me to slow down and to remove myself from unnecessary chaos. It is here where I find the bliss in my new reality.

Many of us long for our ‘old life’ before dystonia, possibility longing to do something that we feel we no longer may be able to achieve. For some it may mean we must forgo a dream to marry, have children, continue our education, travel, socialize or simply engage in life.

I too long for certain things in my life. Often, I hesitate to pursue a dream because of my dystonia and how my body may react.  In those situations, I have learned to ask myself if I would want or be able to pursue the same desire if I didn’t have dystonia. Would I be willing to follow my heart to manifest what I believe I longed for? If the answer was ‘yes’ then no amount of dystonia in my body would be able to hold me back from living my Dreams. In my heart, gut and soul, if the answer was ‘no’, I have learned to continue on my path with my head held high as I reflect upon the Me I know and want to Be.

Healing from Dystonia is like the movement of thought (the mind) and water (our emotions). It is when the mind and emotions flow in harmony that we can know our worth, engage in reality and transcend the impossible.

Dystonia has been my greatest teacher. Dystonia has led me toward my path to help others tell and shape their life story, to impart spiritual insight and to heal from the cosmic bruise willed upon the soul.

Many blessings and depth of healing,

Linda Furiate

Spiritual Mentor, Recovery Coach, Healthy Habits Expert

Heather Locklear – Profile of a Libran Beauty

Heather Locklear, known to many as an American sweetheart, has fallen on hard times in recent years. The intention of this article is to provide a brief understanding into the dynamics of Heather’s energy, void of shame or judgement. Much of Heather’s addictive behavior may stem from co-dependency and a misconception of the meaning between love and relationship.

According to Astrodatabank[i], Heather Locklear was born on September 25, 1961 @ 5:40 pm in Los Angeles, California.

Each of us was birthed into reality to bring forth the energy that was expressive for that moment in time. It is believed that when we take our first breath the Soul incarnates, and that we physically manifest this unconscious Universal energy. The planets, in their systematical orbit, act as a timing mechanism to allow the unseen archetypal energies to be realized.

Whether this energy is believed to be random or chosen, each one of Us is here for a specific universal purpose based upon the synchronistic alignment of planetary movement.

When Heather was born the Sun had just entered the sign of Libra, marking the fall equinox, when the Sun begins its journey southward. The Sun’s motion to the Earth reversed its outward visibility, thus offering nature and mankind a time span for renewal and reflection. Those born under the sign of Libra are often driven to witness the self through the collaboration of another, hence the reason why they may be partnership oriented.

On the day and time that Heather was born the Sun was setting in the evening sky. This is quite significant for her in terms of relationships. Heather may feel a constant fear of loss with those she relates to as the Sun – considered our vitality and identity – sank into the underworld just as she was being birthed. This may have set up a metaphor in her life as she may desperately try to hold on people who no longer serve, or are able to serve, her needs.

In ancient times, when the sun descended below the horizon it was said to travel into the underworld which was associated with death, destruction and loss. It was a time of day when the concept of hell premeditated mankind.

The purpose of sunset, thus nighttime, is a time to let go of the day to awaken anew. As the light of day dims and unknown fears dwell within, we may find comfort in ritual practice or ceremony to help ground the body and spirit. In ancient times, mankind would offer praise and glory to the godlike images that appeared in the darkened skies. For Heather without a spiritual practice, belief and faith, she may feel as though life is a constant living hell, filled with simply darkness.

Heather was born shortly after a full moon, this further emphasizes a relationship theme in her life. As I wrote on my blog, in this phase of the Sun-Moon dance, “relatedness to another tends to be a constant theme with a strong desire to pull away from that which is deemed less than idyllic”. Through her unconscious actions, Heather may push away what she so desperately fears losing.

Much of Heather’s conflict with relationships may date back to the time of conception. It appears that control, anger and harshness was apparent between her parents before she was born. This is witnessed through the sharp angle of the Moon (mother) to the planet Saturn (father) in her chart. The mother may have second guessed wanting a child, in need of her own desire of independence, impulsivity, attention and control. Her father may have felt restricted or limited in this career aspirations without a clue on how to nurture or be responsible for a child. He may have spent much time away from the family. Heather may have pushed hard to be seen and to be loved by her parents whom she felt were not available to her in the way that she wanted them. To be seen and loved, she ‘acted’ out.

As Heather reached maturity she grew in desire for intense and dynamic relationships, both personally and professionally, as shown in the conjunction of her Sun’s ruler, Venus (the planet of love), to the planet Pluto (power, control). She may feel that many of her relationships are destined, yet are extremely possessive, intensely passionate, controlling, life-altering and transformative. This was witnessed through her relationship with Aaron Spelling and her multiple marriages/engagements.

With both Venus and Pluto in the sign of Virgo, and intercepted, along with the polarity sign of Pisces, Heather may be totally unaware of how her pedantic, critical and self-serving nature intoxicates and contaminates her surroundings. Heather may lack self-discrimination with an inability to separate self from another living soul. She may get lost in a world of fantasy and illusion, void of an awareness of physical reality.

Chiron, an asteroid associated with our deepest wounds and longing to be healed, is placed in the 12th house in the sign of Pisces. Chiron is retrograde in an exact opposition to her love planet, Venus. Again, the theme emerges that Heather’s greatest sorrow manifests from her perception of that to feel – to feel love – she must feel pain. The hurt penetrates deep within her soul.

Chiron in Pisces and/or the 12th house is often seen in various forms of addictive behavior. The pain of living in a physical body or reality runs so deep that a person may constantly seek avenues to escape or transcend the often-self-imposed chaos and limitations that imprison the soul. Unfortunately, unconscious actions and behaviors may lend toward the mayhem. With this placement of Chiron in the 12th house it is imperative the native shy away from any substance that will alter the mind.

The origin of Heather’s pain is played out through the dynamics of her relationships. She may feel engulfed by a despairing need to surrender her soul to another for the sake of being loved. The inner tension and challenge she feels may undermine her self-worth, which she may then project onto her relationships and those whom she loves. With her unyielding belief that she must forego her own desires, wanting others to decide first, to keep the peace, further fuels her anger believing that she is undeserving.

For Heather to release the self-defeating energy and to move beyond the intensity of her karmic and/or toxic battles, a metaphoric and spiritual death must occur for her to emerge anew. By integrating a sense of selflessness, empathy and compassion toward herself and others may allow despair, selfishness and manipulative rage to dissolve.

A practice of spiritual grounding may benefit Heather most if she is willful enough to let go of her limiting beliefs and trust that something beyond her physical reality will guide her toward peace and joy. A first step toward enlightenment is to rid her body any toxic chemical or drug (prescribed or otherwise). She must be able to feel her physical and emotional pain, void of any substance if she is to reenter the reality of being alive.

According to Furiate: “Many of us confuse relationship, or the desire for relationship, with love. Relationship is about ‘connection’ whereas love is an ‘apparent feeling or sense of well-being that permeates the soul’. Both are independent of each other”.

[i] Astro.com birth info for Heather Locklear

Linda Furiate, former TV host/producer of Portraits in Determination, is an Energy Astrologer, Healthy Habits Expert, Celebrity Addictions Blogger & Inspirational Guide. She worked as the Administrator for an alcohol treatment center where she developed her desire to help those struggling with addictive behavior – what she defines as energy out of balance. Her work in Astrology centers on one’s emotional needs, family upbringing, plus how and when the addictive mindset is formed.

Linda’s passion for astrology was ignited upon developing the movement disorder, cervical dystonia. She delightfully shares her story and on-going recovery with dystonia. She says “I had to become an addict to recover from dystonia. I needed to embrace my habitual personality traits to heal my body and soul.”

In October 2015, she was the featured speaker with Marianne Williamson at a fundraiser to support our Wounded Warriors in Beverly Hills, CA.

Her astrology work has appeared in numerous online magazines to include: Romper, Insider, Elite Daily, Readers Digest and Bustle. In 2013 she played herself in the reality TV show “Take Me to Your Mother”.

Linda speaks and teaches to worldwide audiences about astrology, addictive behaviors and living with dystonia.

Contact:

Blog: Creating Positive Addictions https://ofuniversalmind.wordpress.com/

Email: LMFuriate@gmail.com

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