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Energy of the Day 1-6-2016

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Wednesday
Energy of the Day 1-6-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+6+2+0+1+6 equals 16 or 7; meaning “Faith” and “Personal Growth”
Astrology – “The Day of Substantiation” – 16 degrees Capricorn
Tarot Card – the 6th card of “The Lovers”
13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Wednesday –

Planet: Mercury
Color: Emerald Green
Chakra: 6th Third Eye
Element: Air
Minerals: Emerald, Indigolite, Sodalite, Sapphire
Energy Quality: Healing, Abundance
Spirit Guides: Raphael, Mother Mary, Hilarian

Mayan Day Count – Kin 231: 10 Chuen

Chuen: monkey, talents, intelligence, play
10: Manifestation – a period of material achievements
(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: Epiphany

January 6 marks the celebration of Epiphany, or Three King’s Day, in honor of the three Magi who followed the star to the manger in Bethlehem, to give gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
to Jesus, the new born King.

The Hope of Christmas by Helen Schucman in The Gifts of God

Christ is not born but neither does He die,
And yet He is reborn in everyone.
The rising and the birth are one in Him,
For it is in the advent of God’s Son
The light of resurrection is begun.

Heaven needs no nativity. And yet
The Son of Heaven needs the world to be
His birthplace, for the world is overcome
Because a Child is born. And it is He
Who brings God’s promise of eternity.

It is His birth that ends the dream of death,
For in Him death is brought to life. Behold
The earth made new and shining in the hope
Of love and pardon. Now God’s Arms enfold
The hearts that shivered in the winter’s cold.

 

With Love, Mary

Energy of the Day 1-6-2016

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Energy of the Day 1-5-2016

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Tuesday
Energy of the Day 1-5-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+5+2+0+1+6 equals 15 or 6; meaning “Love” and “Responsibility”

Astrology – “The Day of Recovery” – 15 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – The 5th card of “The Hierophant”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Tuesday –

Planet: Mars

Color: Pink

Chakra: 4th Heart

Element: Air

Minerals: Rose Quartz, Fluorite

Energy Quality: Love, Peace, Gratitude, Compassion

Spirit Guides: Paul the Venetian, Chamuel, Quan Yin, Mars, Brigit

Mayan Day Count – Kin 230: 9 Oc

Oc: dog, loyalty, heart, guides, law, sexuality

9: Completion – the potential of immense action and accomplishment

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: quote from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

“If Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On.”

January 5 is known as the “Twelfth Night”, which concludes the Twelve Days of Christmas

with festivities and celebrations on the eve of Epiphany.

 

With Love, Mary

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Energy of the Day 1-4-2016

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Monday
Energy of the Day 1-4-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+4+2+0+1+6 equals 14 or 5; meaning “Change”

Astrology – “The Day of the Formulators” – 14 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 4th card of “The Emperor”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Monday –

Planet: Moon

Color: Blue

Chakra: 5th Throat

Element: Ether

Minerals: Blue Sapphire, Topaz, Aquamarine

Energy Quality: Will, Power, Protection, Faith

Spirit Guides: Archangel Michael, Mother Mary, El Morya

Mayan Day Count – Kin 229: 8 Muluc

Muluc: water, rain, emotions, intuition, purification, karma

8: Harmonization – you are moving forward toward the realization of your purpose

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: quote from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

I believe deeply that we must find, all of us together, a new spirituality.

This new concept ought to be elaborated alongside the religions,

in such a way that all people of good will could adhere to it.

 

With Love, Mary

Energy of the Day 1-4-2016

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Energy of the Day 1-3-2016

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Sunday
Energy of the Day 1-3-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+3+2+0+1+6 equals 13 or 4; meaning “Practical” and “Perseverance”

Astrology – “The Day of Total Involvement” – 13 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 3rd card of “The Empress”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Sunday –

Planet: Sun

Color: Yellow

Chakra: 7th Crown

Element: Fire

Minerals: Citrine, Rock Crystal

Energy Quality: Wisdom, Initiation

Spirit Guides: Helios & Vesta, Josephiel, Lanto

Mayan Day Count – Kin 228: 7 Lamat

Lamat: Venus, seed, rabbit, abundance, fertility, beauty

7: Mystical Channel – make space for meditation where you can become a mystic receptacle

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing about who that is.

It is about coming to realize that you are on a path whether you like it or not,

Namely the path that is your life.

 

With Love, Mary

Energy of the Day 1-3-2016

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Energy of the Day 1-2-2016

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Saturday
Energy of the Day 1-2-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+2+2+0+1+6 equals 12 or 3; meaning “Enjoyment” and “Creativity”

Astrology – “The Day of Self-Requirement” – 12 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 2nd card of “The Priestess”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Saturday –

Planet: Saturn

Color: Violet/Purple

Chakra: 2nd Sacral

Element: Water

Minerals: Amethyst, Lapiz Lazuli, Carnelian, Fire Opal

Energy Quality: Freedom, Change, Transmutation, Mercy

Spirit Guides: Saint Germain, Zadkiel, Hanuman, Kali, Gaia

Mayan Day Count – Kin 227: 6 Manik

Manik: deer, strength, healing arts, accomplishment

6: Creativity – productivity with easier, more creative organization

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: poem from Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light :
The year is dying in the night ; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow ;
The year is going, let him go ; Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more ;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife ;
Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times ;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite ;
Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease ; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold ;
Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand ;
Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.

 

With Love, Mary

Energy of the Day 1-2-2016

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Energy of the Day 1-1-2016

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Friday
Energy of the Day 1-1-2015
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Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+1+2+0+1+6 equals 11; a Master number meaning “Intuition”
Astrology – “The Day of the Emotional Organizer” – 11 degrees Capricorn
Tarot Card – the 1st card of ‘The Magician”
13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Friday –

Planet: Venus
Color: White
Chakra: 1st Root
Element: Earth
Minerals: Ruby, Garner, Red Zircon, Jasper, Coral
Energy Quality: Purity, Creativity, Harmony
Spirit Guides: Serapis Bey, Gabriel, Venus, Shakti, Mary Magdelene

Mayan Day Count – Kin 226: 5 Cimi

Cimi: death, ancestors, awareness, knowledge, letting go
5: Power – Align your Self with your highest purpose…and “may the force be with you”
(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: from A Course In Miracles T.15 XI. 10: 8-14

So will the year begin in joy and freedom. There is much to do, and we have been long delayed.
Accept the holy instant as this year is born, and take your place, so long left unfulfilled, in the
Great Awakening. Make this year different by making it all the same. And let all your
relationships be made holy for you. This is our will. Amen.

Kwanzaa
The seventh day (Imani): Imani, or faith, is the seventh and final day of Kwanzaa. On this day, which falls at the beginning of the new year, everyone pledges to focus their minds and hearts on the greater good for the entire community in the following year. After the last candle is lit and the period of discussion and reflection is complete, families enjoy a meal, open presents, and celebrate the new year together.

 

With Love, Mary

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Energy of the Day 12-31-2015

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Thursday
Energy of the Day 12-31-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+2+3+1+2+0+1+5 equals 15 or 6; meaning “Love” and “Responsibility”

Astrology – “The Day of Aesthetic Promotion” – 9 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 4th card of “The Emperor”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Thursday –

Planet: Jupiter

Color: Gold

Chakra: 3rd Solar Plexus

Element: Fire

Minerals: Gold, Selenite, Clear Quartz

Energy Quality: Resurrection, Ascension, Wise Service

Spirit Guides: Jesus, Buddha, Uriel, Nada, Aurora

Mayan Day Count – Kin 225: 4 Chicchan

Chicchan – plumed serpent, sky, kundalini, power, justice

4 Structure – a time to be practical, down to earth, and develop solid foundations

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration:  from “To Bless the Space Between Us” by John O’Donohue

The nature of calender time is linear; it is made up of durations that begin and end. The Celtic imagination always sensed that beneath time there was eternal depth. This offers us a completely different way of relating to time. It relieves time of the finality of ending. While something may come to an ending on the surface of time, its presence, meaning, and effect continue to be held and integrated into the eternal. This is how spirit unfolds and deepens. In this sense, eternal time is intimate; it is where the unfolding narrative of individual life is gathered and woven. Eternal life is eternal memory; therefore, it is possible to imagine a realm beyond endings where all that has unfolded is not canceled or lost, but where spirit-depths of it are already arriving home.

As this year draws to an end, we give thanks for all the gifts it brought and how they became inlaid within where neither time nor tide can touch them…We bless this year for all we learned, for all we loved and lost and for the quiet way it brought us nearer to our invisible destination.

Kwanzaa The sixth day (Kuumba): Kuumba means creativity and sets the tone for the sixth day of Kwanzaa. This day occurs on New Year’s Eve and considered special. There is often a celebration or feast that accompanies the ritual lighting of the candles (for this day, the last of the red ones). The eldest member present will also read the Tamishi La Tutaonana, a farewell statement to the old year.

 

With Love, Mary

Energy of the Day 12-31-2015

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Energy of the Day 12-30-2015

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Wednesday
Energy of the Day 12-30-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+2+3+0+2+0+1+5 equals 14 or 5; meaning “Change”

Astrology – “The Day of Laconic Authority” – 8 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 3rd card of “The Empress”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Wednesday –

Planet: Mercury

Color: Emerald Green

Chakra: 6th Third Eye

Element: Air

Minerals: Emerald, Indigolite, Sodalite, Sapphire

Energy Quality: Healing, Abundance

Spirit Guides: Raphael, Mother Mary, Hilarian

Mayan Day Count – Kin 224: 3 Kan

Kan – ripe corn, lizard, goals, resolving, sensuality

3 – Activation: a new sense of easiness and strength; a lively period of joy

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration:

Kwanzaa: The fifth day (Nia): The fifth day of Kwanzaa celebrates Purpose. After the other candles, the candle representing Nia is lit, specifically the middle green one on the right side.

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We are all Children of the Sun, brilliant beings of love’s magnificence!

Thank you for a year of great change and helping to initiate Humanity towards a brighter future.

With Love, Mary

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Energy of the Day 12-27-2015

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Sunday
Energy of the Day 12-27-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+2+2+7+2+0+1+5 equals 20 or 2; meaning “Patience”

Astrology – “The Day of the Clever Contributor” – 5 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 9th card of “The Hermit”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Sunday –

Planet: Sun

Color: Yellow

Chakra: 7th Crown

Element: Fire

Minerals: Citine, Rock Crystal

Energy Quality: Wisdom, Intuition

Spirit Guides: Helios & Vesta, Josephiel, Lanto

Mayan Day Count – Kin 221: 13 Imix

Imix: crocodile, cosmic mother, birth, support

13: Flight – a period of transition, transformation, and transcendence

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Daily Inspiration: Kwanzaa on December 27

The second day is called (Kujichagulia): Kujichagulia is the principle of self-determination and represents a call to African Americans to be proactive in defining themselves rather than allowing themselves to be defined. A meditation or reading on this principle is accompanied by the lighting of first the black candle and then the red candle on the far left.

Message from Peggy Black and the “Team” info@morningmessages.com

There is an auspicious 11-day portal opening from December 25 until January 6, 2016 in which all Planets are in Direct Motion.
This momentous cosmic portal is a potent invitation and the opportunity to make a conscious choice to forgive others and ourselves compassionately, to start fresh with humility and our own inherent wholeness and light in the world!
Together may we envision healing energies bathing the hearts and minds of humanity. May this be the time in which there is a cosmic shift in the consciousness of all. May we anchor this reality and celebrate the true shift and ascension for humankind and our beloved  planet, Earth.
 

 

With Love, Mary

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Energy of the Day 12-26-2015

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Saturday
Energy of the Day 12-26-2015

 

Here is your Energy of the Day report…

Numerology: 1+2+2+6+2+0+1+5 equals 19 or 1; meaning “Beginnings”

Astrology – “ The Day of the Indomitable One” – 4 degrees Capricorn

Tarot Card – the 8th card of “Strength”

13 Moon Calender – 6 Rhythmic Moon

Saturday –

Planet: Saturn

Color: Violet/Purple

Chakra: 2nd Sacral

Element: Water

Minerals: Amethyst, Carnelian, Lapiz Lazuli, Fire Opal

Energy Quality: Change, Freedom, Transmutation, Mercy

Spirit Guides: Saint Germain, Zadkiel, Hanuman, Kali, Gaia

Mayan Day Count – Kin 220: 12 Ahau

Ahau: sun, solar being, sovereign hunter, flower, integrity, art

12: Sharing – take part in group activities where you can share a common vision

(from Mayan Calender Decoder and Messages of The Maya Cards by Claudie Planche www.stargaia.com)

Inspiration: The Celebration of Kwanzaa

Though many Americans don’t know much about Kwanzaa, it is a holiday that all can share in.
Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 through January 1st.
Established by Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a holiday that honors African heritage and celebrates family, community and culture. It takes its name from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which in Swahili means “first fruits.” Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, and was thus chosen as the language of Kwanzaa’s principles. According to Karenga, “Kwanzaa was created to reaffirm and restore our rootedness in African culture.” It is a cultural rather than religious holiday, and can be celebrated regardless of a person’s faith tradition. “First fruits” celebrations date back to ancient Egypt and Nubia, and commemorate the harvest.
The colors black, red and green are part of Kwanzaa celebrations due to their special significance; Black represents the people, red is for the blood uniting all those with African ancestry, as well as the blood shed during slavery and the civil rights movement and green is for the lush land of Africa. These colors also reflect the Pan-African movement itself. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa, celebrated on each day of the holiday and known collectively as Nguzo Saba. They are African values which are named in both Swahili and English.

Umoja: Unity

Kujichagulia: Self-determination

Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility

Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics

Nia: Purpose

Kuumba: Creativity

Imani: Faith
Families gather during Kwanzaa to light the kinara, a candle holder with seven candles in the colors of red, black, and green. The black candle is placed in the center and used to light the other flames from left to right. Together, the candles are called the mishuuma saba, and they represent the Seven Principles. Other traditions include the kikombe cha umoja, or Unity Cup, which is used to pour libations in honor of ancestors departed.

December 26

The first day (Umoja): All the days of Kwanzaa have a specific focus. Umoja means unity, and thus the first day is centered on family and community. The black candle in the center of the kinara is lit first as the basics of the Unity Principle are reviewed and meditated on in terms of how it relates to everyday life. Another ritual often celebrated at this time is the sharing of the Unity Cup, one of the symbols of Kwanzaa that resides on the altar. Each person takes a drink and then passes the cup onto the next. When all are done drinking, the candle is extinguished.

 

 

With Love, Mary

Energy of the Day 12-26-2015