Thursday, July 31, 2014

Astrology-and-Your-Birth-Chart by Gill Potter

I liked this article and its simplicity...enjoy

Astrology-and-Your-Birth-Chart

What Does it All Mean?

The Birth chart or horoscope is a picture or snapshot of the heavens when observed from a certain point on the Earth and the picture changes every few minutes. That's why it’s unique and can clearly show exactly what it is you came to Earth to be and do. When its interpreted from your soul's perspective it’s very illuminating and can help you to understand more of your life path and journey.
As Carl Jung who studied and worked with astrology said, “Whatever is born or done this moment of time has the qualities of this moment of time.”

Gill Potter is the author of Sacred Paths Entwined. Gill works with clients worldwide using astrology and archetypes to know more about their life path and purpose. Contact Gill at gill@joyfulsteps.com or for more information visit www.joyfulsteps.com.

Read more at

 http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Galleries/Astrology-and-Your-Birth-Chart.aspx 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sharon's Take Update

How have you been feeling this past month? It has been the first time that we have had this long of break in the solar flares and other sun activity in a few years, we have had only two solar flares so far, one of the 1st and one on the 9th and only a few active days in between, the rest have been normal. I can't actually remember the last time we had more than a few days of normal in a month. We have had almost 2 weeks of it straight of normal which ended by becoming active on the 24th. This is the longest period of normal that I have seen in years... years! That is amazing. I am so very much guided to add that using this time wisely as we prepare for August will help you immensely.  I feel this huge wave of energy coming and it can be your friend or foe... it is up to you to decide.

I am not usually one to advise people to prepare for a big shift as so many times in the past I heard this message, prepared for big shifts, and saw little change beyond the few days following and yet I feel there is one coming that will be monumental for many and my advise is to take advantage of it. I do recall a few other times when I felt this and I did see those who were doing their work lives shift in big ways so I shall be sure to take up this opportunity and get myself together over the next week.

For me it has been such a busy time, with a new puppy and my granddog Wesley, I have been extra busy and I do find that it is easier to get things done right now with this break and that my focus is easier to keep. It has been an odd feeling to have this long of a quiet time energetically speaking and it has been nice at the same time. However I have been asked several times if I am sure that mercury retro has gone off and it has although I too have had that same thought and checked the sun's status for a flare, only to find it calm. I am truly not clear on what is causing this influence and so perhaps one of my astrologer friends will enlighten me so that I can share or pass it on to you. 

I am not an astrologer as it seems too complicated for me, I do however know my own chart and think that is important as it is a snapshot of your birth and what you planned to do in this lifetime much like your birth numbers and they do not really change. (I say do not really change as there is evidently a new astrology that uses a recalculation taking into consideration physics understanding of the universe... and it does affect my rising sign because it shifted within seconds of my birth...so sometimes I get an Aries rising and others give me a Pisces rising... Anyway, the site I would like to share with you is astrolabe as they will give you a free print out of your chart and where the planets are for you. http://alabe.com/freechart/  

Anyway, enjoy this down time and if you are doing nothing during it, that is okay as it is most important to just be true and honour you. August should bring us an interesting time, so try to be prepared energetically. 

Universal Copyright ©2014 by Sharon Taphorn All rights reserved.

Sharon Taphorn, Author of Angels, Guides, and other Realms and Angel Guidance-Messages of Love and Healing, shares her wisdom, spirit, and passion around the world through her daily angel messages, monthly articles, her weekly radio program Angels, Guides, and other Realms and workshops, for more information check out her Home Page at http://www.playingwiththeuniverse.com/

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

12 Love Lessons with the Angels


12 Love Lessons with the Angels

Working with your angels can help you expand your understanding of your world, those around you and how to work better with all of life’s challenges and find balance, peace and harmony for yourself. Here are 12 Love Lessons from the angels to help you to master and gain a higher understanding of the world and your place within it.



Unconditional Love has No other Agenda

Develop your empathy so that you better understand things and at a deeper level. You are then able to look at the situation from its truth and to also understand what is most important, and that is that only love is real. “
I give and receive love unconditionally.”


Love has Many Forms

It is okay for you to choose how you express your love. Open your awareness to the treasures of the world around you. Everyone shows their love in different ways and when you become aware of the many forms of love you become aware of the underlying aspect of all life. Be okay with love and be open to its true expression in its many forms as long as it is based in Love.
“I see the loving actions of others being expressed all around me through thoughts and feelings of unconditional love and the actions of service of others to everyone and to all that is.”

Be Pure of Heart

Be true to yourself. Let go of anything inauthentic and all activities that do not mirror your highest intentions and desires for yourself. If there is something that is not working in your life at this time, be willing to release it and start again. It is safe for you to be you and you are reminded that a spark of Creator light dwells within your sacred heart.
“It is safe for me to be my authentic and true self. I am a being of Love.”

Love is the Journey

Awaken your sense of awe and wonder. Every day you are making new discoveries about yourself, your life, and your world. Awaken your sense of awe and wonder as you explore and play with the Universe. Keep your heart and your mind open to fresh information and new experiences that are available to you and see what new discoveries each day can bring.
“My life is a wonderful journey of continued self-discoveries”


All Prayers are Heard and Answered

Your prayers are always being heard and always being answered. Sometimes you may not feel this way, because the answer comes in unexpected ways. The Angels request that you be extra observant. Notice everything that you hear, say, think, and feel. Be especially alert to help that comes to you, and be sure to accept that help. You do deserve this assistance, and many times God enlists people to act as Earth Angels who bring you answers that you seek.
“When I ask for assistance, I remember to become extra observant for the messages and signs designed to assist me in making the best choices for myself and my life.”

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sharon's Take July 2014 ~ Balancing the Changes

Sharon's Take July 2014 ~ Balancing the Changes by Sharon Taphorn

This year is all about us finding our balance in the new energy of the post 2012 shifts. This year is all about change and adapting to new ways of doing things and finding what is working for us now. Many of us are finding ourselves amidst changes in our work and our homes and for some of us that is a new experience even though we have been doing this work for a long time and thought we were through the major life changes and well, they truly have only just begun. 

It is now up to each one of us to decide how we want to experience the coming shifts and clearly decide what direction we want this next wave of creator force energy that is coming though will bring to us. We are heading into a cycle of opportunity and advancement of epic proportion, so get ready, grab your board and practice so when it comes you are ready to get on it and ride that wave with the precision of the true master you are becoming. 

Mercury Retro is off tomorrow and I am sure we can all breath a collective sigh of relief although it might take a few days to begin its path back to normal. I did loose my blow dryer but will not through it out for a week just in case it starts working again lol. We also had a solar flare today, M-class, so that might affect a few of us. Being a holiday in Canada today (our birthday...mine too) it is usually a little more low key and here with Stampede weekend over, it feels like a nice back regardless for us.

A big change in our lives is the addition of a new baby! I got this little bundle of joy for my birthday. She is 3 months old, her name is Pixie and she is a Shitzu-Yorkie cross. Bella is not too sure about this bouncy baby thing, but I am sure she will adjust and they will be sisters soon enough. I have had to totally adjust my morning routine which means that I am behind a lot these days and each morning I seem to be later and later lol. We will find our balance amidst the changes soon enough. Not only do I have this wonderful new bundle of joy, I am going to be looking after my grand dog and grand cat for a few weeks so this month should be filled with many grand adventures and perhaps a need for a vacation myself when things calm back down lol, or that in it self will feel like a vacation lol. 

I also started a new job in the last few weeks. I had the interview Wednesday, they offered me the position on Thursday evening and I started Friday morning...lol. Fast indeed and during a mercury retrograde. I found it amusing that event though I already started, my contract couldn't be signed or initiated until the next month and with the holiday, it won't be available to sign until after mercury retro. I am the new co-ordinator for the Meals on Wheels program. It is a lot of work from my home office with a bit of structure and I get to go out and spread love and sparkle on for people who need it. It fits in perfect with our lifestyle and my work. I am really looking forward to this opportunity and what it brings to me and I can bring to it. So, again, I am finding the balance amidst my shifting life on many levels and these are indeed the changes I have been working towards creating for myself and I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life. 

So, should we expect for this wonderful month of July energetically? Well, buckle your seat belt and hang on for the ride! The image I am being given is us dancing on spinning logs so decide now what you wish to experience and choose wisely for yourself. Overall, enjoying the outcome of the seeds you are planting should be what is foremost and then nurturing that project, or the whole garden and watch as it takes root and begins to grow. 

There could be some unexpected news that seems to through a few of you a bit off kilter either personally, or perhaps globally and this could keep things a bit challenging while you rebalance yourself and things, but know that this is the very thing that will be the push over to something entirely new that is more of your choosing. Again.. the messages "Choose Wisely For Yourself" keeps coming up, so this is the time to really get clear on what it is you want and begin to build those dreams in the earth and not just in the sky. The time has come for action and grounding it into the physical reality so you can finally begin to live the experiences you know that are part of what you came here to experience. 

You are the magicians awakening to your true selves. You have the strength and the courage to go forth with your hearts wide open and begin to change this world to one that seems more kind and loving. In truth it has always been there, it is just what we have not been looking at what it truly important, we have been focused (by 'we', I mean 'we the people' as a whole) on our survival and it is now time to move up the ladder to the living in love. 

Really decide what you want and do not compromise, this is your time, the time you have been waiting for and so get prepared. They (being my guides and angels) keep reminding me they did warn me of this time coming and so if I am not prepared, it is no one's fault but my own and they of course are right. So, clearly decide what you want, include what is really important on your wish list and be really thorough. (Like if you want a new partner in life and you love animals, remember to include on your list that they too like animals or are open to having many in their lives). And, when you are done, put your list in your pyramid of creation and watch as it begins to blossom. The lag time in our creations is getting shorter, this is the time to watch your thoughts and keep them focused while not being distracted by the drama around you. 

No small feat, but one that will be worth the effort as are you and your dreams. Get ready for the changes as this is bringing much love and opportunity for those who choose to take it. This is like the 2nd chance you have been dreaming of and it will indeed be even better than the first one ones as it is now based in the new energy of Love. 

Be sure that you have put the past to rest and exactly where it belongs and be sure that you are not measuring the future with a yard stick from the past as you are now all on the metric system lol. Celebrate the changes as you begin to follow your heart and trust your inner guidance. You have been doing the work, let it be your guidance system and your compass as you are doing just fine on your path are are ready to take this new leap of faith into the great abyss of unlimited possibilities!

I also have an article in this months Sedona Journal, Check it out

and this months Beliefnet article 12 Love Lessons with the Angels 

Universal Copyright ©2014 by Sharon Taphorn All rights reserved.

Sharon Taphorn, Author of Angels, Guides, and other Realms and Angel Guidance-Messages of Love and Healing, shares her wisdom, spirit, and passion around the world through her daily angel messages, monthly articles, her weekly radio program Angels, Guides, and other Realms and workshops, for more information check out her Home Page at http://www.playingwiththeuniverse.com/


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Opening & Clearing Your Crown Chakra with Archangel Uriel by Sharon Taphorn

Opening & Clearing Your Crown Chakra with Archangel Uriel by Sharon Taphorn 
 
Your crown chakra is your portal or channel of entry into what you would call your other dimensions. When you consciously work with this part of yourself, it can help to alter your world in magical ways. It is in the learning to trust and act upon what you receive that often seems the challenge to the aspect of the one who is the human.  

Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head and when you begin to activate it you often feel tingling sensations, itchiness, or even like little bugs running about, but just in that one area. Do not scratch it or shut it down for that will only slow down the process. So very often you ask for us to hurry it up and bring things on and then when we do, you say…oh that feels too weird, it’s too much work or some other earth complaint and then you shut it down and then you once again ask us why we are not helping you and so often goes the cycle of the human.  You can ask for it to gently open like a flower unfurling to the morning sun. The process need not be uncomfortable, just take the time each day to imagine its opening and expanding and connecting you to your higher self and all that is. This will open you up to a storehouse of ideas and inspiration, guidance, knowledge and any other tool you desire to help you expand and understand.

Everything you need is within you. All the tools to the mysteries of life that so many search are there when you take the time to explore the undiscovered country that is you. You are so much more than just a being in a physical body and as you learn to understand the true meaning of what that is, a new world opens up to you. Spend the time and make that commitment to yourself that you are worth the journey and do the work that you need to do to help bring yourself and your life back into balance.

There is so much happening and going on right now that it is often hard to keep your footing and your ground.  There are many tools that are available to you and those of you who are the spiritual aspirants have them in your tool boxes, it is just that many of you have forgotten they are there.  It is time to remember what you have learned that has brought you to your now and when you find yourself out of the flow with the energy of the universe, take the time to stop and remember that you are the co-creators and you can change the game at any time. Refocus your thoughts and feelings so that they support your quest and get on with the show. It really is that simple.

Clearing your crown chakra along with a daily clearing of all your chakras will help you have a better day and sleep. You can often pick up the energy of others as well as clog up these wheels of life force energy with discordant thoughts and feeling that you can hold, yours or someone else’s.  So do a visualization that clears your energy and expands your ability to use them as the tools and senses that they bring to enhance your journey.

Prayer and Visualization

Call upon Archangel Uriel (the angel of wisdom and knowledge) to help you open up your crown chakra and Archangel Metatron  to clear them for you with his metatronic cube.

“I call upon Archangel Uriel and Metatron to overlight me now and to assist me in opening up my crown chakra and ask that Archangel Metatron clear all of my chakras. I thank you for this expansion and this healing.” And so it is.

Or any other prayer of your choosing. What is most important is that you speak from your heart of what you wish to experience and then take the time to allow it to unfold, to receive the healing that you have requested or to receive the guidance and understand you wish to know.

Allow yourself to relax and release any thoughts of your world and your reality. It is so important for you to take the time out to allow yourselves to rejuvenate and balance and this makes it so much easier to deal with the tasks at hand when there is so much going on in your world. The more you take the time each day to do the process, the easier it gets to reach those states of inner bliss that can instantly return you back to balance and connect you to your higher self and helpers of the light.

Visualize Archangel Metatron standing behind you and opening your crown chakra and using his metatronic cube to help clear and cleanse you and allow the process to do its work. All you need to do is relax and release, inhale and exhale and open yourself up the quantumness of you.

When he is done we will open and expand your crown chakra and connect you to the other dimensions or higher realms. Imagine that there is a swirling vortex of energy gathering at your crown and connecting you to the higher realms. See it opening and expanding with energy and light. Go into your pyramid of light and call upon those you wish to communicate with and invite them to come and join and you. This is when you can begin to ask all the questions you love to ask. This is where you can dialogue with your team of guardians and angelic helpers, and connect with your higher self. It is a vortex that takes you out of time and space into the timelessness of the all that is where all is available to you.

When you are done, just give thanks for the process and the healing as this just helps to keep you in the energy of giving and receiving and in better balance with all that is.

And then when you go about your day, pay attention to the ideas and thoughts that you receive as these are message of true divine guidance sent as the answers to so many of your prayers. This opens you up to the unlimited potentials of creation and to understanding the powers of the universe and all that Is.

You are the brightest of lights and we are so very honoured to assist you in the understanding of your journey, keep shining and expanding, AA Uriel 

Thank you, Mahalo, Merci, Gracias, Vielen Dank, Grazie, Спасибо, Obrigado, 谢谢, Dank, 謝謝, Chokran,Děkuji
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Angels, Guides, and other Realms with Sharon Taphorn 06/19 by Shifting Times Radio | Spirituality Podcasts




This week’s show is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. There is a wonderful share from Kryon through Lee Carroll, one from Ronna Herman and Archangel Michael, a bit of a update from Sharon, a meditation with
your higher self and then some wonderful angel sessions. Join Sharon Taphorn each Thursday as she share messages of love, transformation and healing with
the Angels, Masters and Guides, 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Oh These Shifting Times - Can you say Phew

Can you say Phew!  This week we had a geomagnetic storm, 2 X Class Flares and and an M Class Flare and it is only Wednesday...we are in a mercury retrograde, it is a full moon on Thursday and then Friday the 13th. WE do live in interesting times. 

If you have been finding this just a little more than you would like to handle right now try harnessing this energy and using it to help you create with focus and dedication, instead of running about like a chicken with  your head cut off like most people seem to do when this much energy is bombarding the earth plane. The 3D world just doesn't know how to stop and cope with it in general and so this is another way that you as the vanguards, the way-showers of this new age are so important as you are the ones who are learning how to work in these higher planes of energy that are becoming the new normal. 

I just love this little piece of humour and occasionally when I find a rock somewhere I thing of this and am always grateful when I find the sanity... or the rock lol, either way. 

Symptoms that I have noticed over the past few weeks with such dramatic shifts in the energy are that my allergies, especially outside ones are worse than normal. Every time I mow the lawn I wake up looking kind of like this guy with a bit more swelling lol. I have also noticed my skin is really dry and extra rashes.  A few spots where I have scratched myself till I bled and even bruised underneath it. I have been working on making some natural remedies and will keep you posted. Also sleep patterns have been really strange. Some nights sleeping only 2 hours and others 6 which for me is a lot. This morning I remember being somewhere really funny where I laughed a lot during my dream time, which is kind of cool. Must find the time to go back there. 

Now, through exercises in the workshop I am currently teaching as well as some of the ones I have shared on the show I have been working on expanding consciousness and therefore have noticed shifts in my perceptions and awareness. I am having clearer visions and insights on who is calling and what is happening on an increasing basis and it has been a wonderful experience. One of the things that is so important to learn is that 

WE MUST NOT TAKE THE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS OTHERS HOLD FOR US PERSONALLY! 

This is not always an easy task, but no matter what, don't take on other peoples stuff and when you do that, you are giving away your power and allowing their thoughts and feelings to colour your reality. 
I was recently in the company of a family member who was thinking some very judgemental thoughts and observations and while they were probably not untrue, they were her personal judgements and feelings. Instead of accept them however I choose to send love as I really don't care what you think, I will love you anyway and that I am so thrilled that I have evolved beyond seeing just the physical and see the essence of what is truly real. I choose to not take on the energy of what others think and feel and project to others the energy of my heart, my generosity, and my kindness. 

I am sure at times my guardian angels have looked like this and perhaps has a drinking problem, and obviously a sense of humour to have agreed to partner up with me. Keeping a sense of humour is one of the most important qualities and virtues we can develop to help us during these shifting times and so I encourage you to find something that makes you laugh out loud, even if just for a few minutes, it will help you immensely! 



And so, carry on and remember to use your shields and your filters at this time to assist you in all that is unfolding. We are getting there, even if it is a bit slow for some us, it is truly all perfect and is exactly as it should be. 

Universal Copyright ©2014 by Sharon Taphorn All rights reserved.

Sharon Taphorn, Author of Angels, Guides, and other Realms and Angel Guidance-Messages of Love and Healing, shares her wisdom, spirit, and passion around the world through her daily angel messages, monthly articles, her weekly radio program Angels, Guides, and other Realms and workshops, for more information check out her Home Page at http://www.playingwiththeuniverse.com/