By Vikki Anderson
Important Dates: No major federal holidays this month.
Spirit Energy in Trees
Once upon a time, I had a lovely 50′ tall Japanese Red Maple tree in front of my house for over 28 years. Unfortunately, it died from a beetle infestation and had to be removed. I was really sad that the tree could not be saved and then felt that the energy in the front yard was somehow changed or depleted. I couldn’t quite understand why the energy was different, but it was. It felt lifeless, cold and stagnant.
Talking to some energy tree experts, I discovered I was correct. When trees are removed from your property (forest, etc.), you should ask the tree spirit to leave all of its energy in the ground, thus on your property. I was unaware of this so never asked the tree to leave its spirit or essence behind and now it is lost; that seemed to be the energy fluctuation I had felt for almost a year until it was replaced by other flowers and trees I had subsequently planted.
Then a miracle happened. A few saplings started to sprout in the front yard, just little tiny 1″ sprouts, that had come from the mother tree. I had collected them for two years and placed them in a large planter; then they still surprised me by occasionally popped up on my property after all of this time. I am especially proud of the 2 stronger saplings which are now 1′ high each. I had transplanted them in the front yard and then worried if one of them was too close to my house, not only it’s physical presence but also from a Feng Shui point of view. I was assured by many that Japanese Maples take many, many years to grow and that most of my yard that I would be fossilized before I had to worry about this 1′ tree taking over the front lawn. I also planted it askew to the front door so it would allow energy to flow into the house every time I open the front door (apparently as it will for a very long time period until it grows!).
Normally, trees blocking the front entrance are not preferred and definitely is not good Feng Shui. One wants a flowing energy pattern that can enter the house without obstacles in the way, such as large trees or bushes in line with the front door.
I had also put two ads on Craigslist to remove some day lilies and yucca plants as I was clearing out those two gardens (one was going to be home to the smaller Japanese Maple Tree) and within a half of an hour of putting up the ad, I had people in my yard digging up the plants and carting them away on Memorial Day! That goes to show you that many people are looking to adorn their property with various forms of greenery but also that FREE is a great price. So, if you want to move some plants or trees from your property, or maybe acquire some, check out that site. It’s helped me a lot and it’s free or nominal to advertise.
Part II of Spirit Energy in Trees in September’s horoscopes.
|DATE||DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES||TIME|
|New Moon||08/08||08 Leo 45||9:50 AM|
|First Quarter||08/15||14 Scorpio 00||11:19 AM|
|Full Moon||08/22||22 Aquarius 44||08:01 AM|
|Third Quarter||08/30||03 Gemini 44||03:13 AM|
|Retrograde Planets||Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all month. Uranus from 8/20.|
|Sun goes into Virgo on August 23.|
ARIES – March 20 – April 19
Emotions are strong now and you seem so sensitive; however, everything is really not about you. No one is out to get you and just need to calm down and see the real issue in front of you. Your friends are there to back you up with any decision you make. But be sure to think things through carefully before making major decisions. Dealing with romantic partner issues seems like an excellent way to clear the path for a positive future together. Handling limitations, responsibilities and obligations work in your best interest since you are using your intelligence (and not emotions) to talk things through and compromise in many areas. Your friends will back you up with any decision you make. Be ready to be on the go as this seems to be a time where you are ready to leave the hum-drum past behind and are ready for new adventures and lots of fun. It would be nice to invite friends and family members to join you so you can get to know them better. You have carefully stayed away from those who could help you in so many ways, and it seems like time to accept their helpful hints and suggestions to get you back on the right track.
TAURUS – April 20 – May 20
Dealing with budget issues as well as your career may be somewhat confusing and stressful, so this would be a great time to relax. So much time has gone by without seeing loved ones, so get your Covid19 shot(s) so you can partake in any crowd-type activity. You are doing what you can to make the situations in these areas as positive as possible, but your worry keeps you rehashing old issues. You seem to be dealing with so many financial decisions. Should you spend or should you save? Should you move or stay where you are? Do you really want to take that risk? There seems to be so many unexpected expenditures in the near future that it would seem wise to hold off on unnecessary spending. Save, put money away for a rainy day and figure out your next move. Arguments, disagreements and difficult decisions make you a bit angry and confused over issues with your romantic partner. Friends and family would love to help, but you seem to be too secretive now and are not sharing your feelings easily as you don’t trust too many people in your life with your emotions. Getting others involved in your confusion will not help you make the much-needed decisions for the best of all involved. You need to talk to someone about your concerns, perhaps even a professional to get an unbiased look at your situation and options.
GEMINI – May 21 – June 21
This is a wonderful time to get more training or formal education. You can also study about new and interesting traditions and philosophies. Even though you have many projects to start and complete, it does seem to be a wonderful time to take a few classes to expand your expertise in an area of interest and learn all that you can. Travel is indicated if you are willing and financially able; if not, you can have smaller day trips to local parks or events that are free or very reasonable. The point is you must get out amongst people again. You may have gotten a bit too comfortable in your own company. You need to organize the rest of the year and figure out in which direction you should go. Expanding your business is always a good idea especially since Covid work issues, there seems to be a contradiction of purpose which forces you to swing back and forth from the work you are trying to pursue to your personal growth; you are not exactly sure how to balance these energies. My advice is to give “your all” at work and in your personal life. Yes, we do get tired, but if you schedule theater, movies, dinners, lectures, or special event, etc., to fit into your busy life with your closest friends and family, (or a specific date night with your romantic partner), you will start to mellow out and things will become much easier for you to handle. You will look forward to this relaxing time. Be a little more tolerant of your significant other or business partners. You seem to be uptight or annoyed about many things and you wouldn’t want to take out your frustration on those closest to you.
CANCER – June 22 – July 22
Many new opportunities will be given to you so if you know what you want, it will be easier to grab the opportunity once it is presented to you. Also, changes are coming your way and you should be prepared to make many good choices. See whichever opportunities make the most common sense and check them out. As long as they seem appropriate, take them as you will be surprised at how fast you will be on the right road to a prosperous future while attracting more new energy and opportunities. Your personal magnetism attracts many special people into your life which may be long term relationships of both friends and partners. Relationships improve, however, be careful not to spend too much time at work and spend quality time with those important to you. You seem to have things under control now and are planning your future with optimism and hopefulness. Your finances seem to continue to be prosperous as you may get involved in other business ventures (including part time or a home-based business) and you seem to be on the right track. Everything you touch now turns to gold, so go for it! You are being blessed to expand and grow in many positive directions. Even though you may start to tackle things that seem unorthodox or unconventional, be persistent and get through the tasks without hesitation. Procrastination will make things worse!
LEO – July 23 – August 22
Time to rise and shine. You have so much to accomplish, but may be planning to do it all later since the nice weather is upon us. Do one or two things daily so at the end of the week or month, you can see that you have accomplished much and will not feel guilty about taking off a day or two to relax and have fun. You may be thinking in an exceptionally creative or innovative mode now and may be bringing that energy to your romantic life, so just enjoy. There is so much positive energy around you to help you get out, explore, move on, have fun and be in the moment, especially if there are summer time activities around you that you wish to participate in. Don’t over think things now as everything will work out for the best in a very short period of time. Long distance travel seems favored, so why not take a long-needed vacation. Even though there may be some delays or paper related mix-ups, it does seem to bring you the fun and relaxation you need. It is important for you to get out of the house to have fun with your friends and to mingle with those who are in your business, charities and peer associations or groups. You have much energy around you, but you seem to need a cosmic kick in the pants to get moving in the right direction.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
Friends are important now, so make sure you know who your true friends are. One of the lessons you should learn now is that friends will give you reciprocal energy and help you whenever you need assistance rather than you always be the one to help others. Weeding out those who exhaust you would be in your best interest. Many decisions need to be made, so think about them carefully before making those important decisions. Don’t make snap decisions, but once you’ve decided on a course of action, stay with your plan. Changes in work also seem to be imminent. Have you decided which road or path you will take? This seems like a good time to talk things over at work and home with those important to you so that you are clearly understood. Your messages just do not seem to be getting through properly. Money may be of concern now, however, you seem to be blessed and will be able to do well once you set your mind on your goals and objectives. You seem very sensitive and are confused about your romantic relationship. You may want to try to have a meaningful communication with your romantic significant to deal with issues you may have. Home life may seem somewhat unstable, so do whatever you can to make it secure again. If changes are inevitable, at least you can calmly discuss them and decide what is in both of your best interest before reacting to circumstances around you without a plan.
LIBRA – September 23 – October 23
Your decisiveness will be challenged. Even though you do not have an easy time making decisions, it is imperative that you stop procrastinating and make important decisions about your life and those close to you. Be assertive, take the risk and move forward. Staying in a procrastination energy field will only attract more negativity and make you feel as if you don’t have any options left. Much activity seems to push you into many directions that you never thought possible. If you truly do not want to help others at this time, why are you doing it? This seems to be a good time for you to take care of yourself, your family and your desires and not think about anyone else who wants you to change. Be wary of deception in a relationship and make sure you can verify whatever he or she is telling you, so that you won’t be hurt in the future. You are just too trusting of everyone, but you must remember that not everyone is as honest and truthful as you, so you would be best not to take everyone at their word without question. Foreign travel, higher education or lectures and classes seem to help you grow in so many ways. You are a sponge for information now so should use the energy around you to make the most of it. Thinking in a confused, depressed or anxious manner will not get you the results you want or need, so use your intelligence and logic to deal with those who play on your emotions or want you to do things his or her way. Be strong and stand up for yourself.
SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22
Finances may be strained or you are saving for an object or project that is very important to you. Nevertheless, you should budget your money carefully and only spend what you deem appropriate for the things you want. Being very determined and persistent will help you get what you want, but you really have to be serious about your wishes. So many issues seem to be coming up around your financial security and it may seem overwhelming. There seems to be more money coming in to your future; however, you may have to decide what to do with it, whom to repay, or how to invest it to make it grow properly. This is a time to chill as you have been handling much too many responsibilities lately and would just like everyone to leave you alone; however, that is not going to happen. Why not go to a movie or sporting event with your significant other or close friend? Make time for yourself as this will be the only thing that will help you attain your optimistic attitude once again. Responsibilities seem to play an important role with close friends and family members. Talk things over, discuss alternatives and then make your decisions about your next step. Your helping attitude is a wonderful gift to others, but now it would be good for you to give the gift of fun, relaxation, and happiness to yourself.
SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21
Family issues keep you in a constant state of flux. You have so many good intentions and plans that may be thwarted on some level. You seem to have to take care of many responsibilities and obligations, but once you handle these situations now, you will have more time to concentrate on your leisure time activities and fun. Major changes seem to be on the horizon for you in your personal, business, partnership and career areas, all pivotal areas of life. It would be extremely important to mend fences or let things go and move on; finally, do whatever it is you feel you’ve always wanted to do. This is risky; however, it seems as if you want a total change of your surroundings and people in your life. Some areas of change could be your job, moving from your comfortable home to a new location, seeking new partners (or if not married, finally find a marriage partner) and changing your appearance in some fashion. Friends will help you through the rough spots and be available to chat with you about your concerns; they are ready to help you, so allow them to assist you as you have helped them so many times in the past. This would be a great time to use your tactfulness as you may be tempted to say exactly what you mean and then you’ll be in trouble, AGAIN.
CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20
Home life and family can be challenging and there is just so much going on that it makes you a bit confused about your next steps. Should you let others handle their issues or should you get involved? That’s a good question. Does it make sense for you to try to handle more responsibilities or do you feel that others should take the responsibility for their action? Home and business life needs more balance. Work should be kept at the office (or wherever you are employed) and when you come home, that time belongs to your significant other and family. More quality time seems necessary with those you love. They will appreciate your effort and try to be more understanding when you once again become the workaholic they are so used to having in their lives. Getting ahead is important to you, but if you delegate some of your work, you will find the time you need to make everyone happy. Don’t be too tight with your money as you will have it when you need it and you may deprive someone close to you of a simple pleasure that a small amount of money could bring them. Have fun and lighten up! I know you have tons of hard work ahead of you, but if you bring more balance in to your home life and career, things seem to go in a much stronger direction.
AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18
Career choices and home life seem to be at odds again. You have too much to do in both areas of life and your health seems to be suffering. A bit more rest and relaxation will do wonders for your stamina and general overall health. Thinking in new creative ways help you have a flair for redecorating your home or landscaping your property. You want to surround yourself with peaceful and beautiful things and flowers seem to be the answer for now. Why not try a small water fountain in your home, or if you can afford it, in your yard where you can relax and/or meditate to the peaceful sounds of the running water? You need to reconnect to spirit or get back to a place where you feel unstressed and comfortable with your life the way it is. Romantic complications or confusion still worry you. You are trying to find a happy medium between balancing your life with work and family. You also seem to want to do things on your own; however, there just isn’t enough time. Make time for yourself. Your energy level is drained and you seem to be handling all of the worries, doubts, fears and concerns of not only yourself, but of everyone else who can grab a minute of your time. You need some down time away from everyone else’s problems; you need time to unwind and take care of your own life and the issues that are on your mind.
PISCES – February 19 – March 20
Love life can make you crazy if you let it, but if you use your intellect and common sense you will be able to handle anything that comes your way. Be very clear about your intent and let people know that you want to resolve any unfinished business quickly. Many changes seem to follow you around and you’re not quite sure what to do. Relationships do not seem to make any sense and you feel as if something has to change. Your actions and deeds do not reflect what you really feel inside your heart and you seem to struggle to understand what it is that you want out of life. It’s fun to be with family and friends at times, but you must try to figure out what would make you really happy. Finances seem to be one area of life that will be improving so keep saving for that special purchase as your money grows. A change in career or direction seems likely as if work is not what it used to be. Don’t make rash decisions as if you do not weigh the consequences of your decisions, you may be disappointed in the results. Emotions seem fragile at this time, so try to deal with issues on a more analytical level so that you won’t be easily hurt.
Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 49 years. She may be contacted by text or call 908-887-0052 for a telephone, astrology or Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net.