PRELUDE to 2011: Turbo-Charging Your Destiny
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The Guardian of Transformation
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as is his specific opportunity.” Victor Frankl
The Ancients believed that the movement of the planets contained coded messages from the gods which, if interpreted correctly, could attune man with his Divine nature and allow more Light to enter the Earth plane.
Current planetary energies are conspiring to encourage us to get clear about our destiny. All through November, transformational Pluto is aligning with the Dharmic North Node in Capricorn, a powerful synergy that occurs approximately every eighteen years. The urgent message encoded in this configuration is: It’s time for each of us to let go of any regrets or nostalgia for what is past (Karmic South Node in Cancer) and focus our attention on investing passionately in what truly gives meaning and value to our life.
Figuring out what your destiny is—in other words, your soul’s mission, assignment or purpose—can be confusing because we all have a minor destiny, a major destiny and an ultimate destiny.
Our minor destiny involves resolving karmic debts that are ripe to be healed in this incarnation. This can involve letting go of habitual mental and emotional patterns within ourselves that no longer serve our highest good, as well as paying in full, to the best of our abilities, family or relationship duties and obligations.
Unwinding our personal karma is a foundation step that cannot be skipped if we’re committed to allowing our higher soul purposes to flower. And, this leg of the trip can take upwards of 58-60 years, culminating in our second Saturn return cycle of karmic review.
Therefore, the key is to cultivate a higher perspective that allows us to remain cognizant of whatever point we’re at in our life’s journey so that we can pace ourselves. This allows us to nurture one of the most important character traits: the soul quality of patience. Ego-level impatience clouds our vision and makes it harder to intuit when it’s time to make our move. Then, we tend to get ahead of our Selves and waste energy spinning our wheels.
In the Taoist tradition, pacing ourselves means that we are aware enough to know that the Universe will always signal us synchronistically when it’s our move and, until then, we can allow ourselves to relax into the Flow and enjoy the ride.
Added to this, it’s imperative that the tone of fulfilling our personal dharma or path must be one that is free of resentment or self-pity. This is especially challenging as many of us are dealing with body karma (for more on this, please read: “Why Is This Happening to Me?”) or heavy family or financial responsibilities as part of our pre-entry soul agreements. For more on this, please read: Leela
To assist you in embracing your personal karma and recommitting to the path of fulfilling all levels of your destiny, here’s an exercise I use with clients:
1. Close your eyes. Imagine that you’re standing at a crossroads. On one side, is the path that you’re now on of diligently showing up for your obligations to self and others—and, on the other side, is the path of running away from it all.
2. Like your watching a movie on the screen in your mind’s eye, fast-forward this other path of “freedom” for at least seven years in the probabilities. Then, look back at the responsibilities you left behind at the crossroads. Do you have any regrets for harms you caused or anything left unsaid, undone or unhealed?
3. Once you can see and feel that this other path is the shadow path—because it doesn’t have as much Light on it to feed your soul—you can more consciously and whole-heartedly recommit to your personal dharma with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.
The equation for this is: To the degree that I take full responsibility for how I choose to respond to my circumstances===to this degree am I free within my conditions.
While we’re working on balancing our personal karma, we also need to simultaneously be developing the gifts and talents that will fuel our primary soul purpose. In fact, many times our experiences of wounding, abuse or addiction become the accelerant in the alchemical cauldron that reveals the course of our major destiny.
By cracking our hearts open wider to allow more Light in, playing out our karma sets the stage for fulfilling our mission as healers, helpers, or being of service in a multitude of ways—sometimes even in disguise.
How do we know for sure that we’re on the path of our major destiny? Here are some criteria to consider as confirming factors:
I. We regularly experience satisfaction and contentment with our lot in life—or, at least, have had tastes, touches or glimpses of these feelings.
II. Our passion for what we’re doing gives us the life-enhancing energy that makes us want to get up in the morning with a smile—or, at least, makes us want to get up.
III. We are consistently—or at least cyclically—stretching and growing and evolving through our inner and outer work on this path.
What about our ultimate destiny? All souls are destined—sooner or later—to experience merging with Source as Co-Creators—and many of us have had glimpses of this state from time to time. But for this ultimate merger to be realized with no return to lesser states, all levels of personal karma must first be fully played out. For more on this, please read:
It’s part of my destiny to help you remember and clarify your soul assignment for this incarnation. So, if you’ve been feeling discontented, dissatisfied or have lost your passion for what you’re investing your energies in, you may desire a course correction to re-align with your destiny.
I am more than happy to customize a unique session just for you. So, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss which combination of my offerings best suits your individual needs at this time. For more details, please click here: SERVICES
For those of you in the NYC area, I’m looking forward to seeing you at my final two Astrology Workshops. Now is an exceptionally good time to know what your personal coming attractions are to help you recognize which “markers are yours” along the way.
If you are unable to attend, I’m offering MP3s of these workshops. Each will be two hours and $30. When ordered together, both are $50. Payment is by paypal or check. Please email me to pre-order.
Here’s the scoop:
2011 COMING ATTRACTIONS::
CRACKING YOUR KARMIC CODE THROUGH ASTROLOGY
Are you ready to transform your life with more meaning and purpose? These two interactive workshops offer a rare opportunity to clarify your karmic direction and confirm your soul assignment.
DECEMBER 7, 2010
I. 2011 COMING ATTRACTIONS:
We will explore how the transits of the outer planets trigger the inner and outer ripening of karma that is rising up to be healed. This information allows us to embrace change and growth in an empowering way.
JANUARY 4, 2011
II. 2011 COMING ATTRACTIONS:
Everything we need to know to make the most of the planetary energies as they impact us personally, revealing the next chapter in our soul’s ongoing story and globally, affecting the Earth and the next level in the evolution of consciousness.
WHEN: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
WHERE: The META Center NY
214 W. 29th St. 16th floor
Each workshop stands on its own and is appropriate for all levels. For full participation, please bring your birth chart and reserve your space.
$35 in advance/ $40 at the door
For more info/to pre-register: JoanPancoe@aol.com/212-982-6820.
In closing, I’m sending you encouragement to start revving up the engines of your destiny, as all planetary energies are signaling forward momentum now.
Just remember to buckle up . . . as this ride will just keep accelerating!
J O A N
In the Garden by the River
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When actions come from another section,
the feeling disappears.” Rumi
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