- Written by Lena Stevens
The theme for June is CREATIVITY
This month there are two themes that will be working together, Creativity and Vision, Creativity being the more feminine and primary expression of the influences and Vision the more masculine and secondary expression. Both will be active this month and will provide you with opportunities and lessons and a powerful potential for growth and change.
The role of the year is Artisan and we get to fully explore the artisan archetype this month. What is artisan energy? How does the artisan navigate though life and how can you tap into your own creativity and source of your vision? The artisan this year primarily teaches us to be more creative in our perception, to develop our intuitive side, and to become comfortable with the destructive element needed to initiate and complete the paradigm shift.
This is not so much about creating anything on the physical but more about learning to be more creative in your attitude, approach to life, perception of reality and intention. It is said that 90 percent of artisan creativity is what happens on the astral plane (dream state) and by the time this creativity gets to the physical plane it has only 10 percent of the artisans energy behind it. Artisans are not usually attached to the end result of their creativity as much as they are attached to the creative process. It is everyone else around them that is usually way more attached to what that artisan has created.
A good deal of the month will be about letting go of your attachments to how things should be done and your perception of the process needed to create certain things in life. It is about releasing your judgments and becoming neutral in order to hold duality and polarization in a new light. You need to view them neutrally as part of the same tapestry of life and as perfect in their order. This will also mitigate your reactions, as reactions are never neutral and always lead to a fixed position which blocks creativity. It is also imperative for you to become more and more flexible as a necessary ingredient to maximizing your ability to be as creative as you need to be in this time of great change.
You will notice that wherever you are attached to a certain way things should be done or a certain habitual practice or set of rules, your creativity in this area is limited. The more rigid you are, the less creative. Even an artist that produces the same perfect art over and over again may be expressing more productivity rather than true creativity. Observe where you have become habitual perhaps producing the same thing over and over again. Contemplate expanding the possibilities of how that process could change.
There are two elements this month that you should try and include in your environment and your experience whenever possible. Beauty is extremely important as an agent of inspiration. Beauty is different for everyone but you all know when you are around it. It could come through sound, vision, physical sensation or smell. Beauty makes higher centered experiences possible and inspires creativity.
Another important element is Sensuality in terms of awakening and expanding your Senses, becoming more Sensitive to your environment and more present with how you react to and absorb stimuli from nature, other people, temperature, air, sun etc. The more you develop your sensitivity, the more heightened your experience of Beauty will be, which inspires your creativity. Try and spend some time being with how the sun feels on your skin or the breeze on your face or what the smell of good cooking does to your emotions. Bask in a beautiful sunset and open your sense of sight to the energy behind all living things. The gist of the times is that we can step into a richer, deeper and dimensionally fuller experience of life if we are ready
What is Creativity?
Creativity is a potent and fluid energy that moves you to perceive what is possible outside your seemingly fixed reality. A creative chef will always experiment with a set of ingredients, combining them in new ways to achieve a new taste that is stimulating to the senses and expresses beauty. The most creative chefs work intuitively and without tried and true recipes. And sometimes they fail, but often they end up creating new and wonderful recipes for others to follow.
In exploring creativity you have to be comfortable with an experiment gone bad as long as you acknowledge that it did not work and move on to something else. Some of the worst dressed people are artisans and the hideous fashion statements we see are all due to artisan creativity and experimentation. However some of the best corporate managers are also artisans as they can think outside the box to problem solve and lead their team into new innovations through their creative vision.
This year all of us have the opportunity to put on the artisan hat, problem solve by thinking outside the box, and take ourselves beyond the confines of the old paradigm to a new level of vibration, a new vision and an expanded sense of what is possible. The challenge for many of you may be the feeling of loss of focus, structure and direction, and the fear that you will be sucked into the quicksand of creative chaos. Nostalgia for what has been before is a real experience this month as we let go more and more of the old paradigm. There has been a certain comfort in the known routines even if they did lack inspiration and creativity. This could come for you this month as a non-specific sadness and even a sense of depression.
Creativity and destructions are two sides to the same coin. You cannot have one without the other. So as you contemplate expending your creativity, be prepared for something to dissolve to make way for that expansion. If you approach this with flexibility and willingness and beauty and sensuality, it will be much easier than if you resist. Both the destructive and creative aspects of the month will show up from explosive to more subtle so be prepared.
Where does Vision fit in?
Vision is related to intention but it is what comes before intention. It is a grasp of the direction your creativity wishes to take you. If the creative source is the feminine, Vision is the approach of the masculine offering to take creativity into form. The whole process this month is about reversing our imprint of how things actually work. Many of us have been taught that you have to have the vision first and then you set your intention and then you infuse that intention with creativity to make it happen. That puts the masculine first and the feminine second. And therein lies the disconnect.
Pure unorganized creativity, the void, chaos, inspiration and beauty have to come first. We must become comfortable with this space of holding all possibilities without form. Then the vision and intention and organization will follow naturally and without any effort. Chaos never remains unorganized for long. This is one of the principles of the universe and we must let go of our need to always control the chaos we perceive around us. The need to control chaos is rooted in the fear of the feminine and thus breeds a fear of creativity, destruction and change.
This space of holding creativity without form may be uncomfortable for many of you, but if you resist the urge to control it you will be rewarded with Vision coming in its own time. Vision is not necessarily intellectually clear. In fact is will be more potent if it is emotionally or intuitively clear. You may not understand intellectually what you are feeling or sensing but it will seem right. Learn to follow a new set of signals and guiding principles. And remember that help is always around. All you have to do is ask.
The challenges this month:
Feeling scattered and unable to handle the chaos
Feeling stuck in your routines with no way out
Being uncomfortable with the sense of drifting without purpose
Depression, lethargy or feeling unmotivated
Anxiety related to lack of control
Extreme sadness or nostalgia over perceived loss
Feeling alone, lonely, flat, weird and disconnected
Feeling like you really do not know what to do next
Fear and dread of how the future may unfold
The opportunities this month:
Finally letting go of some really old baggage, patterns and imprints
Rebooting your creativity
Accessing a whole new level of information, wisdom and downloads
Finding new solutions that were not there before to old problems
Manifesting previously unimaginable things (keep them positive)
Higher centered experiences of love, beauty, awe
Miracles, new vision, ideas and bursts of creativity
A heightened sense of well-being and inspired excitement about what the future holds
How the month shows up:
This month will be either very challenging or extremely inspiring. Those of you that are comfortable with chaos and destruction and the artisan energy should be fine as long as you stay disciplined about your boundaries. Know the difference between your own chaos and that of others’ that may bleed over into your space. This month you have the opportunity to really change how you perceive and how you create.
Follow the rule of allowing things to be just as they are and make sure you are not reacting and getting stuck in a resistant place. Keep the attitude that what you perceive is not necessarily how it is, and if you can stay flexible and in the actual experience of being a creative energy source, you will make room for a new vision for your life to emerge.
This month provides an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth and change especially in your experience of your own intuition, ability to manifest miracles and to truly feel like you are the one in charge of your life. Watch for self-deprecation and martyrdom and remember that in times of opportunity there is no room for whining and complaining. Practice being neutral.
This is a good month for relationships and truth-telling. Good communication about what has been perceived rightly or wrongly will heal many relationships that have gone south due to lack of good communication and due to differences in personal perception and vision.
There is also an opportunity here to reignite stale relationship dynamics with creativity, beauty and awe. Find the awesomeness in everyone you meet and that will raise your level of vibration in how you relate to others. You will want to be a bit more social this month as community and being with others will stimulate creativity and will also help to naturally organize any chaos. Beware of the quicksand of others’ chaos and keep good boundaries at the same time as being available and connected.
Relationships that fall apart this month will be ones that are too resistant to the creative energy that wants to bring about change, newness and innovation. The heightened awareness of beauty will inspire all of us to be better, to take better care of ourselves and our external presentation, try some new things and strive to be the best we can be. Beware of the self-deprecation that says you can never be better. You are as good as it gets and that is not very good. Do not listen to that voice. It is the wrong one.
Intimacy is also heightened this month and there is a desire for more essence contact. Practice seeing spirit in everyone and contemplate that oneness that holds us all.
The environment is likely to act out the more destructive part of the creative theme of the month. Explosive creativity is also a probability although it would be likely seen as a destructive event. Fire, flood, high wind, volcanic activity, and any changes in the earth’s landscape due to natural phenomena are all possible as a creative expression of the planet.
We are also in a time that we are much more influenced by celestial events of the planets, the sun, the moon, star clusters and meteor activity. Discoveries in the sky will outshine anything that occurs on the earth as they will be more unbelievable and fantastic. We will gain a new sense of appreciation and knowledge of just how influential the heavens are in our lives and how affected the earth is by what goes on in the sky.
This is all part of the process or supporting the healing and rebalancing of the masculine and feminine principles as the masculine is related to the sky realm and the feminine to the earth. And to state it in shamanic simplicity, Creativity is of the earth and Vision is of the sky.
In your personal environment, focus on beauty and inspiration. If your environment does not reflect that, clean it up, get rid of clutter and unsightly things, purge the old and make sure you have flowers on your table.
HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY
You will be inspired in a new way this month to be healthy, fit, healed, beautiful, rested and balanced. Do whatever it takes to take care of yourself and take advantage of the creativity of the month to make changes in your relationship with your body. If you have been perceiving your body as weak and ineffectual, you will need to do some work around changing that perception.
The body needs to be seen as a highly creative mechanism that is capable of creating anything. We have seen how effective it is at creating illness and unwanted conditions. There has been a huge focus in trying to limit the body’s creativity in that direction. The change here is to encourage the body to be creative but to give it a different set of instructions that will lead to creating optimal health and well-being. It is your love, awe and gratitude that will encourage it in the right direction. If you are experiencing its creativity of an illness, any resistance to it will limit the creativity moving in the right direction. So be in love, awe and gratitude for whatever it is creating and then give it a different set of instructions.
Physical challenges, expressions and opportunities this month may include immune disorders and the opportunity to heal them, viruses and the opportunity for healing them, growths of all kinds, cancers and the opportunity to heal them, and conditions that are un diagnosable in the current medical system.
Your energy levels may go up and down and that will be directly related to what you are doing and how you perceive where you are. If you should not be doing it, it will exhaust you. If you are inspired by what you are doing, you will feel energized and motivated.
Get plenty of rest.
FINANCE, PROJECTS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS
This is an area that will take a back seat for many of you as you work on your own personal growth. The best advice is not to force anything you think should be happening right now in this area of your life. Watch impatience and martyrdom as the wheels of business and financial structures turn and change way slower than you perceive they should.
This is an area that will be catching up to what you accomplish in yourself though your attention to your own personal growth, creativity and vision. So be patient and trust that whatever needs to change will do so and that what you perceive and define now may be totally different in a few short weeks. Be neutral about anything that happens in this area and trust spirit for the timing.
On the other hand it is an excellent time to dream and commune with others about future projects and to get inspired about the “what if’s”. Make sure to just be in the Creative energy and to include Beauty in anything you envision as it will be an important fuel to ultimately manifesting your dreams.
POLITICS AND GLOBAL ISSUES
Politics will have the potential for becoming extremely boring in their current form. What is needed is an infusion of creativity, which of course will carry a destructive aspect along with it. Watch for current political structures to all of a sudden blow apart in a rather explosive way. Chaos will follow and there will be a tendency to try and control the chaos instead of letting it be and letting a natural organization form from within. It is interesting times for politics as most political structures are still based in an old paradigm. It is just a wait and see attitude that is necessary to hold at this time.
Suspend judgment as your judgment impedes the potential for creativity and change. Instead, lend the planet your beauty, inspiration, love, awe and gratitude.
DATES AND TIME FRAMES
June1-7: This is a time of reshuffling the deck of cards. Expect the unexpected but clean out your clutter while you are expecting. The awareness of Beauty and of the feminine rises to the surface in a beautiful way that could also be threatening to some. Watch the reactions of others and don’t take anything personally. This is a time to pay close attention to yourself and your self-care and to also make time for others in quality community time and inspiring exchange.
Your own creativity may create sudden opportunities for you. Pay attention to them and take advantage of them if they feel right as spirit may have presented you with something important. It is a good time to be proactive with your environment and make sure you surround yourself with Beauty.
June 4: Full Moon with a partial lunar eclipse (seen in north America) is at 5:12 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This is another super moon and the bookend to the solar eclipse we had at the new moon in May. The time in between the two eclipses has been a very potent time intensifying everything whether positive or negative. Take some time today to acknowledge what you received from this time frame between the two eclipses and what commitments to yourself or others you anchored.
Observe if there is anything right now in your life that you are resistant to and do some work on becoming neutral around it. Neutrality is an important place to start this new cycle with especially since there are other planetary influences (Venus and Jupiter) that will provide tremendous opportunity for expansion and creativity this month. You want to make sure to start out from a place of neutrality that gives you ultimate freedom and choice.
June 8-15: This could feel like a very busy, very social, very creative, somewhat chaotic time. Be flexible and willing to change plans many times to accommodate the creativity making its way through your life. Be willing to accept changes in plans from others as well. Always hold everything as an opportunity from spirit that has its own perfect timing. Watch attachments especially the need to control chaos.
You may feel you have too many things going on to keep track of. You might, so revisit your priorities and put aside anything that can truly wait. And if something is not manifesting and you are struggling with it, set it aside and ask your own inner creativity to organize the solution in a way you could not have thought of through your normal process of problem solving. You may be surprised at the results.
This time requires having trust and putting creativity before vision and before intention. Keep a “don’t know mind” regarding how it’s all going to work out. Just know that it is.
If there are self care routines and practices you have initiated this month, keep them going through discipline and schedule. It is an important time for the body and increasing its well-being.
June 16-21: A time of ups and down. One day feeling highly creative, the next day, stuck in your old patterns. Remember that when patterns are ready to be released they show up in your life in a big way. This is so that you can easily identify them especially the ones that no longer serve you before you release them once and for all. You will need to be disciplined about whining, complaining and blaming. Be neutral and determined and simply let go without judgment.
Sometimes what you are letting go of is what your false personality gains by continuing to suffer. You may need to let go of the need for attention, the need to be special, the need to be righteous, the need to be right, and the need for sympathy.
If on the other hand you are feeling great and creative and fully inspired, have gratitude and share your joy with others in your community. As we mentioned in the politics/global paragraph, lend the planet your beauty, inspiration, love, awe and gratitude.
June 19: New moon is at 9:02 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This is followed closely by the Summer Solstice on June 20 at 5:09 PM Mountain Daylight Time, one of the most powerful transition times of the year. This is a highly energized and highly creative time of maximum growth potential. Ask for miracles, be in community, pray, be in gratitude, in love, in full bloom. Definitely be around beauty and in an environment that deeply inspires you.
Stay away from conflict and what you know to be a lower vibration. Whatever you are doing at this time it should feel really good. Every breath you take should take you into a higher centered space. Open yourself up to Vision that will help organize your creativity in the direction spirit wants to take you.
June 22-30: Personal growth is accelerated, flexibility is tested, miracles are manifested, life is changed, you are different, and things are a bit unstable. Look for ways you can be supported by like minded people and spend time in relationships and community. This is a good time for community projects where several people work creatively together on something either very physical or perhaps just a vision for the future. Keep inspiration focused and always discipline yourself to keep thinking outside the box.
Because senses and intuition are opened up, there will be some that cannot handle their reality shifting and changing in this way and may feel like they are losing their minds. You may witness a few meltdowns around you as events on the planet may also cause instinctive centers to yearn for a quitter more stable time. Instead of joining in, turn yourself towards the freedom and excitement of the future and away from the fear of that unknown.
Experience yourself as a highly creative being and essence that ultimately controls your life and your destiny. We are not talking about the false personality here. That has no control over anything. It just thinks it does and wants you to believe it should. So don’t listen to it. Instead trust your essence, trust spirit, trust your creativity and trust the Vision will be there to support all your essence goals.
Have a wonderful month!