Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pink Full Moon | Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period Will Knock us on our Butts! Astro Outlook PART ONE

Hold on to your Butts because the next 6 weeks is going to be a wild ride that technically started about a week ago!

Astrological Outlook 4.21.16 to 5.31.16 | Full Moon | Mercury Retrograde | 5 Planet Retrograde | A bipolar 6 week Journey that is going to force us to Finish what we started working on at the beginning of 2016. This includes everything from projects we started, to relationships that began or ended, to making tons of decisions about your current way of life.

This period of time is going to be chaotic, tough, easy, happy, sad, emotional, and pretty much everything you could think of, all within a 6 week period. But, once it is done, so much will have been accomplished, decided, and much past baggage will have been sorted, dealt with, thrown away, or reused!

Now, with everything that I have read, researched and even just my own intuition. I honestly feel that this retrograde really is going to be a good one. I don't ever recall actually saying that about a retrograde before. It just feels that even though everything is still chaotic, that it is coming to an end, and I am starting to feel more balanced energy wise and am able to focus on what I need to focus on, rather than being distracted.

Now, my whole reason for writing this was not to weigh it down with Astrological terms, and to honestly just warn everyone that some sh*t is about to go down, but everything is going to be alright. But, to explain a bit of what is going on here we go.

Right now we are in Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period , it began on April 14th and will continue in shadow period until Mercury Turns Retrograde on April 28th. Mercury is going into retrograde (I will eventually type out a blog about retrogrades to really explain) which is when it positions itself for a period of time before beginning to travel again. During this period of time we are usually effected per whatever astrology sign Mercury stops in. This retrograde it is in the sign of Taurus and will last until May 22nd, but we will continue to feel the effects until about June 7th,

Today We are in the Pink Full Moon Period, where we have 4 Planets in retrograde (all stopped in a particular sign) and with Mercury on the way. This full moon is going to be amazing. I can already feel the energy that is surrounding it. But, it is also a very very bipolar time as the Moon is in Scorpio. So, we have Taurus and Scorpio amplified!

It means that over the next 48 hours we are going to be making a lot of decisions and some of those decisions may change. We may have made a decisions previous that now changes. For example relationships. You have have thought that you really wanted to be in this relationship, but now suddenly you may start to see the relationship for what it truly is and decide you don't want it. Perhaps you are doing something during you day job or business wise that you don't like to do, but you do it because it makes you money. You may now decide that the money you make isn't as important as how you feel, and change this up. But, whatever it is for you, just listen to your gut and know that you are making the right decisions.

Now, the Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde effect communication. So, do be aware that technology could go on the fritz, people who are poor with communication could be worse. A communication you are waiting on may not arrive ect. So, have patience with communication, especially if you are the kind of person that relies on communication for business, survival, or are just someone who loves to communicate. People with high energy may feel the need to relax, and people with low energy may feel high energy.

If someone has been stuck in a rut about a particular issue they MAY wind up making an actual decision and start to put steps together towards fixing or managing that issue. Some issues may be too big to get together in the next 48 hours, but whatever is left over will be taken care of during the Mercury retrograde period.

I honestly wanted to make sure that I got this out there to prepare people before it is too late, but please stay tuned for PART TWO that I will be posting about the upcoming Mercury Retrograde and the 5 Planet Retrograde in Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Path TV Series on Hulu | Aaron Paul Cult/Metaphysical Drama | An Honest Review

This is an open and honest review about a show that I find quite Metaphysical and I highly recommend. I will try to not give any spoilers, but it could happen, and you have been warned. 

I don't know about you, but I sure have been withdrawing from my weekly doses of 'Breaking Bad' ever since the series ended. So much that I subscribed to Netflix and re watched the show in its entirety again.. ok, maybe twice... LOL

When I heard that Aaron Paul was going to be on a Hulu Original Series (only airs on Hulu) called 'The Path'... I was more than ready to get me some Jesse Pinkman love! I was however very disappointed when I decided to read some reviews before viewing the show that really were not encouraging. I try to read some reviews or info about a show before hand because I am tired of all the shows that I like getting cancelled and not getting a proper ending. So, after struggling, I decided I had an hour to kill and if I didn't think it was worth it, I would just call it quits after ep. 1. Well, I just watched episode 5, so here we are! 

A mix of all of this, plus the fact that I have been wanting to blog about a couple of other Metaphysical shows like 'Six Feet Under' and 'Lost', sparked me to finally write my first ever show  review! So, here it is... and I hope for many more to come! 

After I watched the first episode I was quite excited and amazed at the fact that Aaron Paul was able to transform as an actor from his best known character of Jesse Pinkman into a 30 something family man living and working in a compound that has a belief system that is about "Finding the Light" called the 'Meyerist Movement" which in my humble opinion is very similar to what I know of Scientology mixed with a bit of Mormonism but set in a Hippy Style Compound. The story line centers around many characters inside and outside of the compound dealing with their inner struggles of questioning their faith, decisions and values. Each episode to this point answers some questions and secrets and then opens up more. 

The Path stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), and Rockmond Dunbar (Sons of Anarchy). Aaron Paul is also one of the producers of the show also. Apparently it was originally to be titled "The Way" but was changed due to it being similar to a real life ministry called The Way International, but from what I ready about The Way International it doesn't seem to be that similar to the show. 

The key elements of the show that made me want to blog about it are honestly the Metaphysical aspects of the show. Manifestation Visions, finding your way in life, and achieving balance and increasing your intuition while trying to make the right decisions for yourselves and others. These are honestly the fundamentals of our existence as humans and we struggle constantly to achieve balance in everything and to question or faith.  Every action has a re action. It is borderline a psychological thriller, as there is enough questions raised to get you to want to watch the next episode, but so far not too many to make you feel like you don't know what is going on. Which then leaves enough room for you to question your own beliefs. 

Now, I like what I call "real" shows that have a dialogue that is closer to "real life" but be warned that they do throw quite a few 'F-Bombs' around, there is quite a bit of sexual content, and the story line is pretty heavy. With that being said, I wouldn't recommend this as a Wednesday night family show with a younger generation. I think it would raise too many questions and make you do way too much google research to answer all their little questions. 

Now as I said I am only on episode 5, and even though there is a clear 'Hero/Villain' situation going on the writers and actors have done a wonderful job of allowing you to like and dislike the personalities of all characters so far, but at the same time there is not one trustworthy character among them. 

It does make you think, so if you do watch it, I say spend some time to really think outside the box, don't get too caught up in it being a drama tv show, and pay attention to the lessons each character is learning, struggling with and attempting to reconcile in their lives. Sometimes it takes questioning ourselves and our faith, to begin to actually have faith. 

There are only a few negatives or well things that bother me a bit about the show. It is honestly having to do with the main female character that Michelle Monaghan plays. I guess first I should say that I loved the tv show 'Big Love' about a family living in plural marriage in the Fundamentalist Mormon Religion. The Path does have some of the same undertones as Big love did with regards to the lessons learned, the dialogue ect. But, it is a very different show. So, anyways to get back to what I was saying about Michelle Monaghan is that it bothers me that she looks and acts so much like Jeanne Tripplehorn who played the first wife of the main character in Big Love. It is almost too much of a coincidence that it bothers me. 

The other is that you can sense that they are being very careful to not step on anyone's toes with regards to discussing details of the actual religion. I mean slowly you are seeing more, but I just get the sense that even when the show ends, we will never have a "clear" perspective of the religion itself. It is understandable however as religion is such a sensitive topic and can be taken out of context very quickly. 

Oh, and one more awesome thing. The 16 year old son of Aaron Paul's Character has the most beautiful hair. I am so envious. Seriously, I would probably watch it just to oogle over the fact that yet another Man/Boy has more beautiful hair than me! Can someone connect me to his stylist please? 

No one in my personal life is watching the show yet, so I have been unsuccessful in any real deep discussions with others, but let me know what you think about the show?  I hope it continues with the same momentum and if you are looking for something that could potentially open up some of your own issues or wounds here you go! 

So, there it is. Again, this is my very first review ever for a T.V. Show, and I may update it as the series progresses. I hope to have more reviews on some other T.V shows that joggled my Metaphysical Mind like 'Being Erica', and perhaps some of my "metaphysical" movies that I like, and I do have a few book reviews that I have yet to post as well. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Loving a New Pet after Pet Loss | Embracing My Malti-Pug (Maltese/Pug Mix)

Recently I have been reflecting on the last couple of years and how much Loss I have had. Loss and Grief has been a pretty big constant for a few years, and it has made it very difficult to focus on any of the real positives or things that I have actually gained in my life. Lessons, people, relationships, and well my beautiful Malti-Pug Gordito! 

Today I was looking at my Amazing dog with so much love, that I was so drawn to looking up information on his life span. How long will my dog live? Well, Malti-Pug is a newer breed and there is not much information, but that got me thinking.... Why is it so important for me to know how long he is gong to be here? 

I grew up with Cats, always have been a cat person, and liked Dogs but never had much experience with them. We lost a few family cats a long the way in my life. It was not the same though as when I lost MY cat a few years ago. It was the first animal that choose me specifically and it was the first animal that I had to decide that him crossing the rainbow bridge was the best thing for him. It hit me amazingly hard. 

Shortly thereafter I lost 2 family members quickly and unexpectedly. 

Then, another devastating loss, the loss of my Beautiful and Amazing Husky Dog Nikita. At this point, I was pretty dead set that I was not going to get anymore animals than the couple of cats I still had and once they were gone, I was not going to open up my heart anymore to animals. My heart was broken. Maybe I was never meant to be a dog owner? 

My husband was also devastated. I never saw so much emotion from him about the loss of anything until Nikita left us. I imagine it was very similar to a couple losing a child. We posted blame on each other, we showed our emotions together and apart. 

Up until this point in my life, I have yet to have living child. Infertility and hormonal reasons are the cause, and I have grappled with it possibly being part of my life plan to not bare children of my own. So, I settled quite some time ago that I was a fur mom through and through. So, being so heart broken that I was closing off any new animal from entering my life, was almost like rediscovering my infertility all over again.  

My husband knew for a few years that I wanted to find a "friend" for Nikita as I did feel a bit bad for her that her days consisted of playing with my cats or her letting them sleep on her while you could tell she wanted to get up, but didn't want to disturb them. Nikita was a rescue and we could never ever get her to play. She spent the majority of her life outside tied to a fence and forced to breed. So, since all the tips, tricks and methods we could find did not help to pull out her "inner puppy", I always wanted to see if maybe a puppy playmate would help. We never did because we have other animals, and our plate was a bit full and our place was small. I was pretty insistent on it being a husky as I never really cared to be the pet owner to a small dog. 

Little did I know that before Nikita had crossed over, my husbands best friend's dog was pregnant with puppies and my husband already had dibs on one to hopefully be Nikita's playmate. I didn't find out until later, that the puppies were actually born the day that Nikita went to the rainbow bridge. When Nikita passed my husband gave up on the idea and told his friend to find a new home for whatever one he would save for us. Hubby never told me about the birth of the puppies or even their existence. So, the day he came home and put this tiny little baby puppy in my arms, I was pretty shocked. I started to cry, handed the puppy back and told him to bring it back, that there was NO possible way that I could have another dog. 

He asked me to hold the puppy while he got ready to bring it back to his friends. Now, maybe this was my imagination, but I believe it was honestly a sign from beyond. Because as I held him in my arms he crawled up under my neck and put his arms over my shoulder and kneaded the back of my shoulder the exact way that my cat Botitas who crossed over did. I never had another cat or any animal do that before or after, so it was quite a shock that made me burst out into tears. Literally 5 Minutes later the phone rang, and it was the Vet telling me that Nikita's Ashes were ready for me to pick them up. It was too many coincidences at once. So, when hubby came to retrieve the dog to bring back, I reluctantly said no, let him spend the night. 

Forward a year and a half later, and I realize that the cutest fat little malti-pug we named Gordito which is a stuffed Taco in Spanish, was my gift from beyond. The last year and a half was again filled with Loss, just different kinds. Losing 2 homes to devastation, a long lost friends passing, moving, job loss, marital issues, losing my best friend of 25 years, and just life changes in general. When I look back Gordito was there for all of that, and went through it with me, and showed me the joys in life. Forced me to get out of bed when I didn't want to, loved me when I didn't think I deserved it, and most of all he represents my realization that there is a silver lining to everything. 

No matter what or who you have lost, there is always a pot of gold (or in our case a fat little multi-pug) at the end of the rainbow. However, if you don't watch for the signs, you could miss out on those gifts. I could have easily, very easily told myself I was crazy and there is no way my animals reached out to tell me Gordito was a gift, and I would have missed out on one of the best things, that has ever happened to me. 

For those of you who have lost your pets or anyone in your life, I am so sorry and I feel your pain <3 When it is the right time, your heart wont heal, but it will open up enough to let someone or something in again, as long as you let it. Life is too short to live without love. 

Tony Robbins | Netflix Original 'I Am Not Your Guru' | A Biased Review

'I Am Not Your Guru' a Netflix Original Documentary Film  - That follows Tony Robins during one of his 'Date with Destiny'...