Sagittarius is the sign of the
‘Seeker of Spiritual Truth.’
Excerpt from reading by Joan Porte
“With your chart, I’m getting a sense that you are at the very end of this old way of doing things. You are getting out of an old cycle and getting into a new cycle of yourself. You have all these planets in the first quadrant, which means self-discovery. You’ve got karmic-plus in the house once you re-orient your thinking.
“People with a lot of Scorpio predominately placed in their rising sign are people who always leave this world different from when they came in. That’s why I say this is like a big final cleaning up and stepping onto a new stage of complete self-awareness in your next lifetimes.
“And people say, doesn’t everybody change? No. Many people leave this world exactly as they were. They hang onto their beliefs. The idea of being able to transform, to metamorphize, is huge!
“With Jupiter hitting on Pluto … I see a spiritual journey. To me it’s not a robe kind of thing, but changing,
re-orienting your spiritual energy. The idea of getting beyond foreign ideas, foreign people, [and discovering] new philosophies, new spiritual pursuits to broaden this new horizon.
“This is ... an extremely powerful chart, an intense chart, a chart of new beginnings, a chart of self-awareness, which is always fun when you have something moving in such a positive direction instead of, oh, my god, this person is so stuck.”
(January to April 2013)
The huge increase in the number of synchronicities I experienced was mindboggling as I built (what I thought was) the bulk of this website from January to April of 2013.
The recurrence of the symbol of the cross is just one example of this intriguing phenomenon as it kept cropping up in unexpected ways at several turns and ultimately led me to reclaim my Dad’s rosary beads, which I had let slip through my fingers when he died in January.
The cross synchronicities can be followed from one page to another to another, from my initial Jung & Me page to Out of My Mind to My Latest Revelation and, ultimately, to my Synchronicity page, which demonstrates how synchronicities can work together to deliver important messages from your higher Self. The burst of cross synchronicities during this period—along with the oracle card A New Dawn, which I repeatedly drew during this time as well— reflected my need to let go of my negative feelings.
Kidnapping a Child
(Monday, March 18, 2013)
I kidnapped a child, and on the run, I feel the child [my higher Self] is in grave danger. I went way around about eight city blocks so no one would see where I hid the child. But the child did not want to be hidden and showed back up right where we started.
I’m at work in an office building, and we are all under investigation. There are many of us conspirators who were in on kidnapping the child. What a weird crime to commit, I think. It might be easier to understand, to explain, if someone had just held a gun to my head and forced me to rob a bank.
Interpretation: A baby or child in my dreams often seems to symbolize my higher Self. In this dream it seems my conscious ego is trying to hide the child (higher Self), but my higher Self does not want to be hidden. I think it would be easier to explain robbing a bank than to explain my spiritual Self if it is exposed.
This dream, however, seems to counter what I would expect. Since when would the ego want to protect the higher Self, and since when would the higher Self expose itself to its own detriment? Jungian experts say it is very difficult to interpret one’s own dreams. As Marie-Louise von Franz put it, it’s like trying to see your own backside, which seems to coincide with the concept that we can’t see our own shadow, that is, our own faults, but those closest to us can.
But I am a little confused on this point, and as soon as circumstances permit, and I can obtain the services of a Jungian analyst, I will request that this dream marks our first point of discussion. And second, I will ask the analyst to address my confusion about the need of an analyst to interpret dreams— which might seem like an obvious conflict of interest. However, I will ask only in the most gracious way since, on more than one occasion, an analyst has saved my life.
I think the answer might have something to do with archetypes and complexes, and it might just be beyond my ability to comprehend just yet.
Nonetheless, it seems to counter what I said on my dream page: If we each have a unique language with our unconscious soul, why do we need a third person to interpret this private dialogue? It kind of reminds me of the Catholic tradition of telling your sins to a priest, a middle man, who will then speak to God on your behalf.
(Monday, March 18, 2013)
Question: Dear Spirit Guides: I am excited as I watch for God’s miracles in my life, as my prayers have been answered, even though I can’t see how yet. The eviction date approaches, but I continue to keep faith, working away on my website, and trying to maintain my physical and mental strength. I will continue what I’m doing unless you have any further guidance at this time.
Answer: A New Dawn, “The worst is now behind you, and positive new experiences are on the horizon. You’ve endured storms over rough seas, but now the way is clear and smooth….Wash away the negativity.” Affirm, “I move on to a life of harmonious and peaceful actions.” Furthermore, “By pulling this card, you’ve turned a corner in your life, wherein your prayer and positive thoughts are delivering new rays of Divine light to illuminate your present and future.”
(Monday, April 8, 2013)
Question: Dear Spirit Guides, Mom and Dad, I hope all is well. What should be my principle focus between now and the 15th of April, E-Day?
Answer: Contemplation Time. “Spend time alone, meditating upon what you truly desire.” Further details say, “Take a pad of paper and pen and go preferably somewhere out in nature where you won’t be interrupted. Ask yourself, ‘What do I want to do next?’ Write whatever comes to mind, without regard if it’s correct or not. Then ask your subconscious, ‘What’s my heart’s true desire right now?’ Write down the answer. Then structure your time accordingly so that can do what’s truly important to you.”
Interpretation/Action: Without using the term coined by Jung, the Contemplation Time card was basically suggesting I try an “Active Imagination.” I walked to the park and sat by the pond with a pen and pad, relaxed, and asked my unconscious, “What do I want to do next?”