ALETHEIA LUNA: “4 Popular Myths About Being An Empath”

Thin-skinned, hyper-sensitive, sooky, wimpy, spineless, wussy, feeble, weak, fragile, melodramatic, temperamental…

If you can relate to, or have been called a combination of any of these words, chances are you’re part of a unique group of people: the Empaths.

Occurring in an estimated 5% of the population, Empaths are known for their highly developed ability to sense the emotions and thoughts of the people around them. As author and empath Christel Broederlow put it “empaths often possess the ability to sense others on many different levels”, this includes the abilities to intimately understand what a person desires, yearns for, and is currently feeling, suffering or thinking, as well as the ability to feel other people’s bodily illnesses. These occurrences manifest themselves as energy vibrations that the finely tuned empath can pick up on, or “tune into”.

Commonly identifying as clairsentients and HSP’s, Empaths possess an ability that is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the empath is an excellent listener and counselor, knowing the best way to comfort and assist those around them. On the other, being an empath can be painful and tiring. It’s common for the empath to be weighed down and constantly congested with the negative emotional energy of others, often creating physical and psychological disharmony.

Although the empath has a wonderful gift, and is often greatly cherished by those around them, they are often challenged and confronted by a variety of misguided perceptions towards their innate gift.

Myths & Misunderstandings

“You need to grow some thicker skin! Stop being so overly sensitive.” I wish I could tell you how many times I heard that in my childhood! Growing up as an empath, you may have experienced similar insults from your parents, friends or peers, and perhaps even worse.

It’s not at all trendy or popular to be sensitive or feeling in our society that values efficiency, cold calculation and industrial resilience. Therefore, you may have experienced and still experience, a lot of antagonism towards your behavior as an Empath. I will explore 4 of these main misconceptions below.

Myth #1 – Empaths are navel-gazing and self-absorbed.

Truth – We often focus more on others than on ourselves.

It’s true that Empaths are often unexplainably moody and quiet on the outside. However, this isn’t because they’re excessively absorbed thinking too much about themselves and their feelings. Rather, the empath is often deeply affected by the exterior emotions of others that he experiences as his own. The empath’s ability to intuitively feel the feelings of others is what weighs him down so much. In fact, it’s characteristic of the empath to pay more attention to others needs than his own.

Myth #2 – Empaths are mentally ill.

Truth – We are magnets for negative energy. This often creates psychological disbalance within us.

Empaths are excellent listeners, confidants and counselors. For this reason, it’s common for people to be drawn towards their sincere and caring natures, almost like magnets. Therefore, empaths often experience a lot of “emotional baggage dumping” from other people, and have difficult releasing themselves from the negative energy that remains in their minds and bodies afterwards.

Unfortunately, this can lead to a lot of lingering depressive emotions that the empath is left with. Thus, the empath can appear to be mentally ill and depressed, and in some cases legitimately is. However, in most cases the empath is congested with remnants of harmful emotional energy, like sinuses are congested with mucus during a flu virus.

The root of the problem doesn’t lie with the empath , it’s a result of their outer emotional climate.

Myth #3 – Empaths are psychologically frail.

Truth – We are biologically programmed to be more sensitive and in tune with our surrounding environment.

As empath Nicole Lawler wrote, Empaths are essentially “walking around in this world with all the accumulated karma, emotions, and energy from others”. Understandably, this results in a lot of inner emotional tension for the empath who is more prone to crying and exhibiting other signs of “weakness”.

Additionally, the empath finds it extremely difficult to partake in many “normal” activities. For instance, watching a movie about Nazi concentration camps is extremely emotionally upsetting for the empath , and getting a job in an office is overwhelming and tiring for the empath who is bombarded with other people’s emotions constantly. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the empath is often perceived as “wussy”, “frail” or “weak minded” to the person who fails to comprehend the constant pressure the empath lives under.

The fact that most empaths aren’t driven clinically insane by the constant emotional flux they experience is testimony enough to their mental strength.

Myth #4 – Empaths are lazy.

Truth – We often lack mental, emotional and physical energy due to our intense empathetic ability to understand others.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) amongst other physical issues like headaches, insomnia and Fibromyalgia, have all been commonly attributed to Empaths.

If our minds are constantly overloaded with stress, tension and pressure, it therefore translates that our bodies are as well. This often results in sicknesses such as the ones mentioned above. Thus empaths often lack the energy and therefore desire to do many things, preferring to relax (including taking naps) instead.

 

 

~via LonerWolf.com

JAMIE PARTRIDGE: “Full Moon 12 March 2017 — Stress Relief”

Full Moon March 2017

The Full Moon on Sunday March 12, 2017 is at 22 degrees Virgo. The Full Moon March 2017 astrology reveals an increase in recent tensions. Stressful relationships between partners and between nations will see a flurry of activity in a desperate search for answers.

The March 2017 Full Moon problems can only be resolved by taking a deep look at the complex issues involved. Intense emotional encounters and psychological analysis can lead to positive transformations on the way to peace and harmony.

Full Moon Meaning

A Full Moon is the Sun opposite Moon which highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life. These can include your ego versus emotions, your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to personal conflict and crises that drain your energy.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a Full Moon. Use you increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an objective and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

A Full Moon is related to the previous New Moon. Your February 26 Solar Eclipse goals can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. However, the effect of eclipses continues for six month so not all goals will be fully completed. Emotional adjustments can be made in response to those new goals. The Full Moon effect lasts for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the March 27 New Moon.

Full Moon March 2017 Astrology

The March 12 Full Moon is influenced by three major factors apart from the Sun opposite Moon. Jupiter opposite Uranus connects directly to the Full Moon through minor aspects. At 22°13′ Virgo, the Full Moon also tightly aligns with the major fixed star Denebola (21°51′ Virgo).

Finally, the Full Moon March 2017 Astrology chart below shows a neat rectangular aspect pattern. This stimulating configuration is formed by Jupiter opposite Uranus lying at a 30 degree angle to Sun opposite Moon.

The Full Moon horoscope below also shows a number of minor celestial bodies. Asteroid Pallas Athena and Chiron are with the Sun. Minor planet Eris is with Uranus. I have included these little ones for the more inquisitive students of astrology to ponder.

I have more than enough to ponder deciphering two oppositions, an aspect pattern and a fixed star. I will start by looking at each influence on its own. Combining the three factors to find the Full Moon meaning will be the hard part.

Full Moon March 2017 Astrology

Full Moon March 2017 Stresses

Fixed star Denebola has the planetary nature of Venus and Saturn. It can give either preferment or fall, depending on which planetary nature is stronger. Venus gives a feeling of peace and safety. It can make you noble, daring, self-controlled and generous.

The Saturn character dominates when the Tail of the Lion is pulled. Misfortune and disgrace come when others take advantage of this generous and noble character. It brings despair, regrets, public disgrace, and happiness turned to anger.

Denebola has a special forward-looking attribute. Drawing upon past experience leads to the wise and constructive use of the Lions incredible strength. In mundane astrology it triggers major catastrophes and misfortune from the elements of nature.

Moon conjunct Denebola: Honor and preferment among the vulgar but final disgrace and ruin, violent disease of vital organ, blindness and injuries to the eyes, accidents, losses through servants, domestic quarrels, temporary separation from marriage partner. [1]

Jupiter opposite Uranus greatly increases your need for personal freedom and excitement. You will feel a strong urge to rebel against anything that is stopping you from having fun and doing what you want. A sudden event can release your built up tension and lead to a major change in circumstances. The more restricted you have felt, the more upsetting the change will be.

There is a tendency to totally renew and start afresh. However, the more extreme the change, the harder it is to adjust to the new conditions. This is especially so if a close relationship has been holding you down. Consider also, the financial ramifications of any big change.

The Rectangular Aspect Pattern is called an Irritation or Stimulus Rectangle. [2] The red oppositions create a lot of activity. They make you want to achieve something and reach goals. Sun opposite Moon sees the activity centered on intimate relationships and balancing polarities. Jupiter opposite Uranus exaggerates the differences between partners. The gap between two possibilities becomes more extreme and dramatically increases tension.

The outer green aspects absorb the constant inner tension but rest and relaxation are almost impossible. The high energy never stops and is constantly recharging. You will be thinking up new possibilities. Feeling “on call” all the time can make you very nervous. A permanent state of tension is like always being “on the go”.

The flexible green outer gives the whole structure great stability but also creates a big target. You may be overly defensive to verbal attack. Difficulty communicating will appear as uncertainty and insecurity. You may feel a compulsion to learn in order to alleviate the inner tension. Avoid a tendency to force feed others with your newly gained knowledge.

Full Moon March 2017 Relief

Any blue aspects attached to the Irritation Rectangle will act like a pressure valve to release the build up of inner tension trapped inside. The Full Moon trine Pluto is not shown in the Full Moon March 2017 Astrology chart above. You have to look closer to find it in the aspect table to the left of the chart.

Harmonious blue aspects are weaker than challenging red aspects. The orb of Moon trine Pluto is about three times that of the tense red aspects. This means that the way to find rest and relaxation is not initially obvious. Some irritation and stress must be felt before the blue harmonious state is sought after.

Moon trine Pluto reveals the answers to your problems by increasing your emotional sensitivity and psychic perception. You will feel things more powerfully and are likely to be transformed by your intense emotional reactions.

Someone is likely to move you deeply and have a strong influence on your life. Intense emotional connections may result in new relationships. There would be a strong karmic pull between you and any destiny encounter.

Sun trine Pluto provides a more conscious or rational way to find peaceful solution to stressful relationships. It brings intense and deep experiences. Whatever the source of your irritation, you will be driven to research and investigate it so you gain the full understanding of the problem.

You will have greater power and influence over your own life, allowing for positive transformations. You can also exert this greater power and influence over the events in your life and over the people around you. Personal or professional problems can be more easily resolved now.

In summary, the Full Moon March 2017 astrology points to some unexpected drama or aggravation an existing problem. The stressful situation is made worse by extreme beliefs and a widening gap between two sides or between two possible options.

Rushing around in a desperate search for answers would only escalate tensions. Intense focus and deep analysis are required to reveal the solution. Keen perceptive skills, strong leadership and sensitivity then relieve the stress. The solution to your problems will involve a positive inner transformation.

Full Moon March 2017 Times and Dates
 
Los Angeles – March 12 – 7:53 am
New York – March 12 – 10:53 am
London – March 12 – 2:53 pm
Delhi – March 12 – 8:23 pm
Sydney – March 13 – 12:53 am
 
 
 
~via AstrologyKing.com