Shifting Your Vibration

One of the questions I am asked on a regular basis is, “How can I shift my vibration?” My answer is; become aware of all pieces of who you are. Awareness is one part observation, one part honesty and one part willingness to change. For, it is through awareness that we are able to see the next steps we need to take in our life path.

Awareness comes from many things, your personal Astrology being one of them. But, another key component to awareness is learning how to objectively look at yourself. Yes, your astrology can tell you what strengths and challenges you have in life. However, as you move through the lessons of your gifts and challenges, it is very easy to let your emotions influence how you view what is happening. You are in control of how you act and react, and having awareness of yourself will show you where your specific emotional buttons are.

Just because you have a plentiful amount of energy in an astrological sign does not mean that you can use that as an excuse for your behavior. See, as your personal awareness changes, so to does your ability to understand your past actions, without judging them. Astrology is there to give you clues about the specific areas of life where you came to work on yourself. As a Libra, one of my struggles is becoming overly worried about what another person thinks or feels, and so it is my lesson to learn about emotional detachment. But, that does not mean I get to put the blame for my behavioral pattern onto my Astrology. Instead, I choose to be aware that this is an area of life where I need to be cognizant of what I am feeling/thinking/doing, so that I can learn how to act and react based on the given moment. This doesn’t necessarily mean I will make the best choice, but as long as I stay in a place of awareness, I will learn something about myself.

The Ego likes to move us into a place of extremes, with its favorite words being “never” and “always”. The Ego is both conceited and feels worthless; it is both prideful and depressed. It is only when we use our tools of awareness can we move into a perspective about ourselves that does not encapsulate these extreme emotions.

Recently, I have encountered many people who are ignoring the tendency of the Ego to be prideful or conceited. (Of course, this is a good reminder for me as well.) They have said such things as; “I will never be that way.” But, that statement itself is prideful, and comes from the Ego. For to deny the possibility of a certain reaction, or the possibility of a certain emotion, is to permit the Ego to have reign over it. It is only when we can be honest about all of the capabilities of the Ego, can we learn how to truly keep it in check. It is an ongoing check and balance process, and the moment we decide that we no longer have to monitor and be aware of the Ego, is the moment we are shown otherwise.

As long as we are connected to the 3D construct, the Ego will be there. But, we can learn how to neutralize this force, and how to take away its power and control over us. That comes from consistent honest awareness of all of the capabilities that the Ego part of us has, and observation of how our individual Ego likes to act and react. This is the most difficult lesson of the incarnation process, and a lesson that is not complete until we have learned to neutralize the Ego. So, how can you shift your vibration? Learn to be aware of your Ego, observe yourself and your life with detachment from emotion, and do your best to work through the issues and emotions that are revealed to you.

Astrology Sign of Pisces

Ruling Planet – Neptune

Corresponding House – 12th House

Crystals – Sodalite, Smithsonite, Pietersite & Shattuckite

Affirmation – “I connect the spiritual with the physical. I recognize that my soul is of the spiritual, but I also understand that I am having a human experience. I stay grounded to experience what the physical world has to offer.”

Personality Traits – Pisces can be what might be described as “airy-fairy” because they are often more comfortable in the spiritual world than in the physical world. This connection makes them so extremely intuitive, but there may also be great fear in this area. Pisces is here to learn to connect the spiritual to the physical and not to ignore one for the benefit of the other. Pisces would bend over backwards for anyone in their life, they are very compassionate individuals, but sometimes they can be too positive as a mechanism to not deal with their own inner fears.

In a Relationship – Pisces makes a wonderful partner in a relationship, but they can be a bit needy. Pisces often views their partner as a grounding force in their life and they can become overly reliant on this person. Pisces is so loving and attentive than it sometimes makes their partner feel smothered. Pisces’s challenge in a relationship is to spend time alone, so that they can take time to looking within their own life, instead of becoming distracted by focusing on others.

Spiritual Health – Pisces is naturally spiritually attuned, and they would benefit greatly from speaking with others who have experience with similar energies. Pisces needs to practice on the physical manifestations of their spiritual thinking, as connecting with spiritual comes so naturally to them. If Pisces can find a group or class about manifestation or working with the Law of Attraction, this would be the most beneficial for them.

Emotional Health – Pisces needs to be sure that they do not become too reclusive. They are so comfortable being with spiritual, that sometimes they do not want to come out into the world. But, if they can learn to express themselves and be confident in their interactions with others outside their immediate family, Pisces can have a beautiful emotional fulfillment.

Mental Health – Pisces can be prone to developing agoraphobia and schizophrenia. This is only when the energies are out of balance and they do not understand their spiritual gifts. As long as Pisces faces their fears of the outside world, they will be just fine. One a more subtle level, Pisces will have to be sure to stay focused when doing detailed work; they can have a tendency to daydream.

Physical Health – Pisces can experience difficulties with their feet and this comes from them subconsciously not wanting to connect to the Earth plane. When Pisces is too comfortable in the spiritual part of themselves, without acknowledging the physical part, they can also have headaches and pressure that comes from overuse of the upper chakras.

Relationship with Food – Pisces eats as a shield to the world. When Pisces has a hard time understanding why something is happening, they can have a tendency to turn within. Food can become a method to build up those walls against their perceived harshness of the outside world. Food use and abuse can also become a form of self-punishment, so Pisces have to be very careful to not control their food, and to not let their food control them.

Astrology Sign of Aquarius

Ruling Planet – Uranus

Corresponding House – 11th House

Crystals – Amethyst, Chrysoprase, Apatite & Labradorite

Affirmation – “I allow energy to flow through me. I no longer try to control this energy, or figure out a plan to use it. I connect with others around me, not because I have to, but because it allows for more opportunities in my life.”

Personality Traits – Aquarius can be very detached from the world around them. This can show up as being a workaholic or being very tied to a specific schedule in life. This happens because this is how, on a subconscious level, Aquarius makes up for being ruled by Uranus, the bearer of the sudden and unexpected. Aquarius motto for life might as well be “expect the unexpected,” and they always feel the need to have a contingency plan. But really, they have to learn to not have any expectations at all and go with the flow.

In a Relationship – Aquarius is not going to be the first sign to share their emotions, and they like to take their time to really express themselves on a deep level. But, if you are patient, they are very dependable, loyal and honest partners. Aquarius will find beauty in a daily routine, so if you are a spontaneous person, this difference in viewpoint can be the source of arguments. It is a part of Aquarius’s lesson to learn to go with the flow and to not put energy into anticipating what is going to happen next, but depending on the influence of other planets in their chart, they can be quite reticent when asked to change up their routine.

Spiritual Health – Aquarius needs to be in a group setting. They may not like it at first, but it is the best way for their guard to come down. Aquarius works best in a group dynamic that is part meditation, prayer, or contemplation, and part conversational and active participation. They may be the one who ends up frequently sharing their knowledge with others, but once they let their guard down, they will really begin to absorb what is reflected back by that spiritual group.

Emotional Health – It can take a long time for Aquarius to break down their barriers to others, and especially with themselves. Aquarius is most likely to do what they are “supposed” to do, rather than to actually find out what they want to do. However, when they have that light bulb moment, Aquarius will relish in being their unique self.

Mental Health – If Aquarius’s energy becomes out of balance, they can develop OCD and become overly tied to rituals in their daily life. Aquarius is very heady at times and this can make them feel like no one really “gets” them, even if they never tell anyone how they really feel. Aquarius would also be the one to take over the therapy session from the therapist, because of that deep feeling to have control over their environment.

Physical Health – Aquarius can experience difficulties with their circulatory system and bioelectrical system. This can feel like fits of electricity pulsing through the body, like spasms. This occurs when they have more energy coming in then they are using. Sometimes, with Aquarius, they can be so overly focused on their day-to-day routine, that they forget that they have new and growing energy levels to incorporate into their life.

Relationship with Food – Aquarius can become so detached from what is going on around them that they can forget to eat. Because of that they may have developed a strict time table for eating so they will not forget. For example, they may always have to eat their lunch at 11:30, not necessarily because they are hungry, it is just because they is when they have determined lunchtime is supposed to be. Aquarius can also eat food with a cause, perhaps is it from a certain farm because they support the practices of that farmer, or they only shop at certain stores because they support the way that the employees are treated, etc. For Aquarius, food can be more about the journey to the table, than the eating experience itself.