Shelter From The Storm: The Perspective Of An Empath

Art by Josephine Wall

Music always inspires me and moves me. Today I was listening to my music, and the Bob Dylan song, “ Shelter From The Storm” came on. Some of the lyrics are:” I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail. Poisoned in the bushes, and blown out on the trail. Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn. Come in, she said. I’ll give you shelter from the storm.  Suddenly I turned around, and she was standing there. With silver bracelets on her wrists, and flowers in her hair. She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns. Come in, she said. I’ll give you shelter from the storm. “

This song perfectly describes what Empaths do. We open ourselves to all living beings, with compassion for all. Being an Empath is not for wimps. It takes balls the size of cantaloupes to walk through life this open. To feel. To be kind. To refuse to numb ourselves. We offer shelter and love to children, to animals, to those who can’t defend themselves.  I send love and gratitude to Empaths everywhere, you are the warriors of the heart who will change the world, one person at a time. We offer the shelter from the storm. There is nothing more sacred than that. Blessings, Judith

Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light

It’s always important, and now, more than ever, to remain anchored in the light. Remember that darkness is not a thing, it’s an absence of a thing. It’s an absence of light. Fear is not a thing. It’s an absence of faith. No matter the appearance of something worriesome in life, light is the answer. Love is the answer. Faith in the divinity within is the answer. When you can’t see your way, when things are confusing, decree “ Let there be light”, and the way will be revealed to you. Always. Fiat Lux. Let there be light. May it shine in your heart always, illuminating your path, and blessing you, and others. Rev Judith Star-Medicine

December Monthly Forecast

I’m back, after a short break from posting. Here’s my December forecast, it looks to be an interesting month. The Sun is currently in Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is transiting Sagittarius for a while, which is fortunate for all of us. Jupiter rules Sacred law, and human law, as well as offering protection, and bringing prosperity and abundance, when one knows how to work with it. Jupiter is referred to as the “ Greater Benefic” by astrologers, with Venus being the “ Lesser Benefic”. When they make positive aspects to other planets, or to planets in our own horoscopes, good things happen for us, because we feel uplifted. So..

The key words for Sagittarius are “ I perceive”. This is powerful, because our perception of reality creates our experiences. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, the tone is one of gratitude, faith, and hope. At the same time, remember that Sagittarius is a Fire sign. The Fire signs have zeal and enthusiasm, and a wonderful capacity for joy… but don’t piss them off, or you’re going to get burned. On 12/2, the Sun in Sagittarius squares Mars, the planet of fire and assertiveness, in Pisces. This is a good time to slow down and rest. It’s a Sunday, which helps. At the same time, accentuating that, the Moon in Libra squares alchemical Pluto in Capricorn. What I expect from this, emotionally speaking, is the subconscious desire to nuke anyone who pisses you off. It’s a trigger aspect around old family of origin wounds. Pluto tolerates zero bullshit from anybody. The Moon represents the emotions and subconscious mind. Put that together with Mars squaring the Sun, and it’s an interesting recipe. Let’s just say that if you like hot and spicy food, this is the astrological equivalent of Habanero Chilies. Relax, rest, and even though the holidays are approaching, today is not the day to go to the mall, and get swarmed. Or to be in traffic. Flipping people off is probably not the best idea, given that everyone is feeling this.

12/4 is lovely, with the Moon in Scorpio making a trine to both Mars and Neptune in Pisces. This is perfect for meditation, and any mystical, spiritual, or magical intention work you want to do. Mercury finally goes direct again on 12/6. It’s about time. Damn, that’s annoying when it goes retrograde. The New Moon on 12/7 is wonderful for new beginnings, with both the Sun and the Moon in Sagittarius.

12/9 is intense, with the Moon in Capricorn conjunct to both Saturn and Pluto. That brings wisdom, patience, and a penetrating insight. At the same time, the Moon sextiles Mars and Neptune in Pisces. Imagination and creativity are off the charts here, so dream big. 12/14 has the Moon in Pisces, making some lovely aspects.

12/18 has the Moon in Taurus, conjunct to Uranus, the planet of liberation, freedom, awakening, and sudden unexpected changes. Cool. It trines Saturn at the same time, adding practicality and common sense. Anything is possible.

The Winter Solstice on 12/21 is powerful. The Sun enters Capricorn, and the Moon makes several aspects, leading up to the Capricorn and Cancer Full Moon on 12/22. Both days feel very high vibe, to me. They’re great days for a renewed commitment to yourself, and your spiritual path, whatever that is. Open your heart to the magic all around you.

Christmas Day looks beautiful, with the Moon in fiery Leo trining both Mercury and Jupiter in Sagittarius. Let yourself be hopeful, with high expectations of the Universe to bring you all of the love, laughter, and joy you deserve. Focus on receiving, knowing that every need is not only met, it’s anticipated by Spirit. There is no disappointment when we are connected to the Divine, because the Cosmic Principal is unconditional Love. People may disappoint us, but the only thing that matters is remaining anchored to Spirit, which is unfailing. It resides within each of us, ever accessible, ever available, flowing like a river of light.

12/31, New Years Eve, closes out the month with a prayer, with a whisper, with a sigh. The Moon in Scorpio trines Neptune again, while forming two sextiles to the Sun and Saturn in Capricorn. This is mystical, gentle, and solid. A beautiful way to end the year.

I wish you all a beautiful holiday season. Be kind to yourselves, dream in beauty, and may all of those dreams come true. I’m sending love and light to you all. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine.