Spirituality & Soul Vampire Strategies

With the Sun in Scorpio many people might feel emotionally overwhelmed until around November 21 when the Sun changes energy.  Since it is Hallowe’en, we need to discuss the term Soul Vampires.   I have yet to hear a better term and hopefully someone out there can suggest one.  Some people call them psychic vampires, but I don’t like that term and refuse to use it.



Each of us has encountered Soul Vampires.  They are those folks who leave you emotionally drained.  They leave your presence, you have a headache.  They leave and you are emotionally exhausted.  They leave and you feel depressed.  They are sucking your energy and feeding off your positive vibes.  Those are all indicators of a soul vampire.  We have soul vampires in our families, in our workplace, and among our friends.  Two out of three are pretty difficult to manage or control.  However you can work towards minimizing your contact with any soul vampire who wanders into your energy field. 


Use this as a tool to determine the effect a person has on you. Imagine a thermometer that shows a scale of 1 to 10.  It is important for you to understand your personal Emotional IQ.  5 is average for how you typically feel. 

1 =   I’m seriously depressed, sad, down;

5 =   I’m average, content with life and just coasting;

10 = I’m joyful, exuberant.



I truly believe that most mild to moderate depression occurs because our emotional well has run dry.  We have let too many soul vampires in.  We need to retreat and find out why we gave away our emotional power without filling up our well.  I believe the depression of sleeping helps us to do that.  It slows down the outside stimulation.  It has the effect of making us cocoon until our emotional well is refilled. 



If you are depressed or feel down after someone leaves your energy field, ask yourself the following:


1.  is there a physical reason for my having low energy?

If so, then start eating and exercising properly.  Perhaps it’s sleep you need!


2.  Is there an emotional reason for my having low energy and feeling down? If so, then deal with the issue rather than running away from it.


3.  Is there a spiritual reason for my having low energy and feeling depressed?  If so, have a chat with God and work on faith, self respect, hope and love.


4.  Is there an intellectual reason for my having low energy and feeling depressed?  If so, determine why you are choosing not to challenge yourself to learn something new or to surround yourself with smart friends.


Empower yourself!  Promise yourself that you will minimize your contact with soul vampires on your spiritual journey!


Life isn’t about how to survive the storm,

but how to dance in the rain!


I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com


Barcodes Empower Your Money

Love your country!  Where you choose to spend your money empowers you. Money is a form of energy and therefore it is part of our personal power, even though it might only be 50 cents.  Choose to spend your money wisely!  Where possible, buy locally from your neighborhood, then from your province, then from your country.  That’s called being a responsible shopper.  If we are ever going to get on top of this environmental mess we are in, we each need to play a role and be a responsible shopper.  Instead of trucks, boats and planes hauling our purchases from all over the world, buy locally where possible.  Buy in season for fruits and veggies so things are not shipped from thousands of miles away.  Better yet, grow your own food then can it or freeze it.  At the very least support your farmer’s markets, especially those who choose to grow organically which protects the earth even further and reduces earth and air pollution. 



This information regarding UPC or barcodes link below the is going around the internet.  When I checked with Snoopes.Com, I found out that it is inaccurate.  http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=781809It appears that China ships things to a country and where it is assembled that is what goes on the barcode.  See the link above.



From barcode standards, here is the most accurate I could find.  Please do your homework, as this concerns you!  http://www.adams1.com/pub/russadam/upccode.HTML



It certainly is something I think is worthy for each of us to check out for ourselves.  Certainly you will want to know this if you are buying food products and kids’ toys especially! 



Your money empowers you.  As a consumer you get to choose which country you want to support.  Please choose wisely!  The Power of One!




I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

4 Keys to Loving Relationships

5 Aces of Hearts

5 Aces of Hearts

People amaze me.  Many women and men truly think that luck is what brings about a healthy and vibrant relationship.  Strong relationships grow and develop over time.  Now I don’t care whether you want that to be a friendship, a business partnership or a love relationship. 






Here are the 4 Key ingredients for a strong relationship cake:

ü     1.     great two-way communication    

     2.  honesty       

                3.  respect 


If any one of those is missing, you can shut the door on the relationship.  It will never be healthy and it will never grow. 


One person in my world keeps returning to an abusive relationship because she says she gets lonely.  Hello, lonely for abuse?  I don’t think so!  Now this is a very attractive single gal in her mid 30’s.  She is a professional and a bright lady.  She has the potential of being a leader in her field.  Instead she stalls out emotionally because she is involved with a druggy, drinking boyfriend.  She still has not connected the dots that he is just not into her like he is his addictions to drugs and booze.  As long as she chooses him for her inner circle of friends, then that is what she gets out of life.  She only has herself to blame when she is not willing to do the work on herself.



What this tells me is that her Emotional IQ is very low.  However, she will never increase that Emotional IQ unless she is willing to do the work on her own self esteem first.  She has to FEEL she is worthy of having a loving partner who is her equal intellectually and professionally.  She has to choose a different life path for herself if she wants to get away from abusive relationships.  How does one raise self esteem?

1.      Look in the mirror and do an honest assessment of yourself.

2.      Surround yourself with an inner circle of friends who are honestly caring and supportive.

3.      Listen to your body.  Do self muscle testing to determine whether a person is good for you.  Here’s the link:  http://www.geocities.com/sunmoonessences/muscle.html

4.      Surround yourself with positive people who are into growing and evolving.

5.      Understand how you’re the Moon Cycle influences you emotionally.  That’s your 5th heart ace!  Understand your own Moon in your birth chart so you understand what emotions motivate you to grow and change. 


Reflection Questions  On a scale of 1-10 rate yourself!  5 = average, 10 = at the top!

  1. Do I surround myself with happy friends?  If not change friends!
  2. Do I understand body energy and muscle testing?
  3. Do I truly want to have a happy life?
  4. Do I feel I deserve a life full of joy?  A life full of achievement?
  5. What am I afraid of? 
  6. What one single step that is achievable and within my control, can I do to move forward and grow towards the happiness I deserve?
  7. What is my timeline to accomplish this? 


Affirmation:  I intend to live a happy life.  I intend to create my ideal life.  I intend to have an emotionally fulfilling love affair with myself!


“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently,

but life itself would come to be different.

Life would undergo a change of appearance

because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.”

(Katherine Mansfield)


I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com




on Love My Journey at http://www.sherrieh.wordpress.com.  You might want to also check out how to work with the emotional energy of the Moon at http://www.astromoon.wordpress.com.  Blessings to you!

Joy & Happiness in Life’s Game

Batter up!  Play ball.  Joy and happiness is a baseball game.  Self esteem and success in life is a baseball game.  Achievement is a baseball game.  Get real with yourself and play baseball!


We watched a program on the news last night where in one Canadian city, they are using baseball to help build the self esteem of homeless people.  What an awesome concept.  Most of us have played baseball as kids growing up.  So we all understand the concept and the metaphor.


Game of Life

Game of Life

So you miss the pitch the first time.  That’s okay.  You have three strikes and you are out.  You have to practice a lot to connect that ball and bat of life.  Strike one … so I made a few mistakes.  I get a second chance.  I even get a third chance to connect just for this one inning or phase of my life.  You hit a fly ball to the outfield and begin running like crazy.  Whew, you make it to first base.  You were successful.  The problem is everyone on your team of life might not be as successful as you are.  Someone struck out and your team goes to the field.  So someone on the team made a mistake.  That doesn’t mean the game is over by a long shot.  Heavens you get to be up at bat nine innings.  Wow!  That’s a lot of tries to change your circumstances in your game of life.  We have lots of innings in our lives.  Every day virtually brings us a new inning.  So you should strive to do the best you can, just for today.  Eventually you will totally connect with that ball.




It totally baffles me that so many people give up the Game of Life after striking out one or two times.  They whine and snivel and play the blame game rather than looking at their own role in their Game of Life.  They expend so much energy looking for others to blame, that they keep on attracting negative situations to their lives.  That’s the Law of Attraction.  That’s what they feel they deserve, so that is what they get.  They easily can change the dynamics by merely practicing a different and more positive way.  When they are pointing a finger at others, there are 4 fingers pointing back at themselves.  But they totally refuse to look at their own actions and their own behavior.  Blame game is for life’s losers.


Mickey Mantle’s strikeout record was not reknowned.  He didn’t go down in baseball history for it.  Yet Mantle was the player with the most strikeouts for 3 years.  We remember him only for his success.  How did he get there?  He practiced until he got it.   http://www.bamagal.com/nyy/mantle/mmrec.html.   Babe Ruth connected with the ball only .711% of the time.  That’s less than 10% of the time! Neither of these famous baseball players were successful one would think.  Yet, every one of us knows their names whether we play baseball or not.  You see, they never gave up.  They kept on practicing.  They kept on striving for a better performance.  They kept on fine tuning their game of life.  They practiced and practiced until they each were successful.


Life is like that.  If you don’t get it the first time, you practice and fine tune parts of your game that aren’t quite perfect.  No Game of Life is perfect.  So please be an angel to yourself.  Just work at practicing and perfecting the art of living.  Sometimes you connect with the ball and get to run some of the bases.  Sometimes you don’t.  That’s okay.  You are just playing the Baseball Game of Life.  When you have practiced long enough so that you are much better, then you have an amazing joy when you connect with that ball.  Batter up!  Play ball!


Reflection Questions:

1.       What 4 areas of my life do I need more practice so I can hit the ball?

2.     Do I give up after one strike out?

3.     Do I let other people on my team influence whether I win or lose Life’s Game?

4.     Am I willing to play more than one inning in the Game of Life?


Affirmation:  I intend to make the best of today, just for today.  I intend to live my life to the fullest, just for today.  I intend to play the best game of my life, just for today!  I intend to feel good about my life, just for today.  One day at a time!  The outcome of the game is totally up to me!


“Defeat is a state of mind.

No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.

To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and

its punishment is but an urge for me to

greater effort to achieve my goal.

Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing;

it is a path leading to success and truth.”

(Bruce Lee; 1940-1973)



I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Body Energy Balancing Act

Celebrate synchronicity.  Dance of Life.  Cycle of Harvest time.  You want balance in your life right?  Grab it while you can! September 23, 2008 at 9:45 MDT the Fall Equinox arrived.  We are now at the end of Libra Sun and have finally arrived at one of two days a year of balance between daylight and dark.  The Spring Equinox is the second day of balance.  The rest of the year you are unbalanced along with the rest of the earth.  So isn’t that fabulous?  Oh did you miss it?  I did!  I wrote it down in my planner on the wrong date when Mercury was retrograde.  Still you need to understand the importance of these transition dates in our lives.





Here’s why.  When one is totally in balance, one is in the state of homeostasis. There is no energy movement.  What you see on the outside, you see on the inside at the cellular level.  That’s your DNA saying, “I’m totally okay!”  You are on an even keel, including emotionally.  Yin-yang.



Since the Moon is constantly shifting, it does not permit this balanced feeling for very long.  In other words, we teeter-totter our way through life.  We strive for the elusive balancing act for at least 363 days of the year.  Whew, that’s a relief since my New Year’s Resolution was to become more balanced this year.  I don’t think so honey!  When only point .005% of our year remotely allows us to be in balance, how can we hope to have it happen?  We can’t.  If we live with the premise that balance in our lives is a good thing, we will always be on the teeter-totter, see-sawing every day.  That’s the dance of life folks, striving for the elusive balancing act.  We are all reaching for the goal of moon dust balance.



Solstice Spring to Fall

Solstice Spring to Fall

Here’s a gorgeous  Picture of Sun Equinox: The Sun from Solstice to Solstice Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) that I found this morning on this website http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080922.html.  You see, I’m in total awe of the cycles in our lives.  They influence us in ways we are not aware of at the conscious level. 






By bringing the four seasons cycles to our conscious awareness, we can then begin our lifelong dance with the rhythm of the Universe.  Astrologer, Rod Suskin in his 2005 book, Cycles of Life, states that “The simplest way to realign ourselves with the yearly rhythm is to admit the seasons back into our lives.”  Suskin goes on to point out that our personal lives have the four cycles of spring, summer, fall and winter as well.



When we are in tune with our own birth chart, we are aware of these yearly cycles in our lives.  Our spring cycle begins the day of your birth.  Approximately 3 months later or ninety-one days begins our personal summer cycle.  91.25 days later begins our fall cycle.  91.25 days later begins our winter cycle.  So dig out a calendar and start counting off the days.  Those 4 dates are significant in your life.  Your life energy will do a yearly dance around those dates.  Karen and Tammy, for heaven’s sake put this in your planners!  The rest of you would be wise to do so as well.  Those are magical dates for you. 




Synchronicity magical energy cycles.  Here’s why they are magic.  If you flow with your yearly personal energy cycle, life will flow more smoothly for you. 

1.      Spring time of your birth cycle – you are planting seeds for the first 91.25 days.  It’s the time for beginning things in your year.  It’s planning time.  It’s time for you to answer the questions of who, what, where, when and how am I going to be able to complete this project. 

2.      Summer – for the next 91.25 days you are expanding those projects.  It’s the time for you to put your plan into action.  It’s time for you to water and fertilize those plans in order for them to grow. 

3.      Autumn or Fall – for the next 91.25 day it’s a time for you to harvest.  You finish off those projects and you reap the reward of the hard work.

4.      Winter – for the next 91.25 days the fields lay fallow.  It’s cocooning time.  It’s a time of resting for you.  Now is the time for dreaming.  It should be quiet time.



Think about it!  Put those dates on your calendar and live with your own personal yearly energy. 



In the meantime, celebrate the Fall Equinox tomorrow.  Do a yearly feast.  Look at that gorgeous Moon.  Be grateful for the abundance you have in your life.  People who live close to the earth know instinctively that this is the Harvest time.  They celebrate.  Here are some interesting websites that have links to the history of celebrations around the globe! http://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/fall-equinoxharvest-home/





I am grateful this day to discover my personal life cycle

of spring, summer, winter and fall.

I am thankful for the abundance that comes to me each day.



The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies;

but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,

as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find,

in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

(Henry Ward Beecher)



I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Love Wins Over Fear


You want to be happy.  You want more love in your life.  Yah but … I’m Fearful of life.  Self sabotage?  Fear of Success?  Fear of a healthy relationship? Fear of moving forward with your life?  You can have more joy and happiness in your life through the energy of Love.  Empower yourself through raising your consciousness!  That’s as easy as it gets.  Color your world with Love energy!




I frequently hear from people who simply are afraid.  They tell me the current difficulty in their lives in a counseling session.  At the root problem they fear something.  Fear is a scary enemy that will rule your emotional world unless you are willing to put on the clothes of the fearless warrior. 

Little love wins over big fear

Little love wins over big fear


Talk to any soldier.  They are scared when they go to war.  Fear rules their world.  But they do something the rest of us can learn from.  They choose to look beyond themselves at the bigger picture.  If they did not fight the good fight for the sake of the nation, they fear being overrun.  In other words, they love their country enough to risk losing a battle.  You can do the same thing for your own life.  You are letting fear overrun and over come you.  It rules in your world unless you become a fearless warrior fighting for a quality of your life. 





Here’s what I know to be true.  There are two emotions that rule us in this life.  Any other emotions travel between these two. 


Fear  = 0__________5 = Average__________Love = 10


Literally every other feeling we experience can be placed somewhere along this scale or continuum.  You see emotions are energy.  To overcome a negative emotion, you have to move towards it’s polar opposite.  You must neutralize the negative energy effect. 


 Think about it!  When you add some white milk to chocolate milk, the chocolate color becomes less dark.  Keep on adding more white milk and it dilutes it further.  Similarly, you keep on adding Love emotions and energy or white light emotions to any dark emotion you have and you dilute the negative effect. 


Love is the Winner!

Love is the Winner!

So how do you go about doing that? 

One step at a time. 

One day at a time.

One confidence builder at a time.   


Yah, you might be scared to take that baby step.  Do it anyway.  Cross that bridge of fear you have built.  Choose love which is a higher vibration and move towards the light of loving yourself.  Choose loving something you are passionate about and focus on that to overcome your fear.  One baby step at a time.  You can do it!  Do the self talk and change that inner tape you have playing in your head.  Write a love note to yourself patting you on the back for each baby step you take.  Growing and moving forward!  Take back your potential.  Take back your life.  Strive for Moments of Loving Joy!







Reflection Questions

1.  Who do I fear?                                                 

2.  What do I fear?

3.  What’s the worst thing that can happen if I take a step forward?

4.  What do I love that can be my motivation sword?



I intend to face my fear.

I choose being fearless.

I love myself.

I love my life!



Finish each day and be done with it.

You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities have crept in;

forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day.

You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit

to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

10 Keys to Your Soul Mate & Joy

We all hear about soul mates.  A great relationship is one with a soul mate.  Love is profound with a soul mate.  There are 6 billion people on this planet.  I want only one who deserves me enough to love me for who I am.  So where do I find the one meant for me?  I want a soul mate who will bring me joy and happiness.


It all has to do with energy! The Law of Attraction suggests that the rate you vibrate at attracts others who vibrate at the same level.  Those are the people who are drawn to you like a magnet.  You don’t have to go looking for that person for s/he will be drawn to you.  You just have to fine tune yourself by using a vision board and doing the work on yourself to attract the kind of person you want into your life.  When you are clear about the qualities you want in a partner and you exhibit those qualities yourself, the perfect partner will manifest in your life. 


Yah right, I can hear you sputtering right now.  Once upon a time in a land far away I gave up searching for my soul mate.  I moved every year for close to a decade in search for this elusive person I had been reading about.  Instead of searching, I chose the lifestyle that I wanted as a single person, and bought a ranch.  I live 3 miles from my closest neighbor and 30 minutes from the closest town by choice.   I’m in my own  park surrounded by wildlife I adore.  Within a year, a person was brought to my very door to rescue me from freezing to death.  He came to repair my furnace.  I knew the moment I looked into his eyes, that he was the person I had been looking for.  I knew nothing about him, but I knew that piece.  My intuition told me, because I’m so in tune with my body energy.  But then I had to wait for him to understand that we were meant to be together.  The difference in our educational background was his great divide.  So I patiently became his friend until he felt comfortable with overcoming his lack of university education blockage.  While I waited, I worked on my self reflection.  It was a time of great inner work and personal growth. 


Now, there is another piece to this.  There is not just ONE soul mate out there for you.  There are lots of them!  When you find that one person, it does not mean forever either.  It means that, for a time you travel on your life journey together as long as your energy is compatible.  However if one of you chooses to grow and the other one does not work on themselves to grow, then your mutual energy is no longer in synchronization.  Then one of you will opt out of that relationship until you find another person who is synchronized with your new energy.  You get to choose your ideal life, if you are willing to do the work.  Empower yourself!


Here are 10 more key words for you to determine whether this person has some of the qualities you want.  Check out some of my other relationship postings for other key words.  On a scale of 1 – 10 you figure out how important these qualities are to you:

Love                      loyalty                   moderation            

Modesty                Orderliness            patience      

peacefulness perseverance          Purposefulness       reliability


Reflection Questions

1.  What are the 10 main qualities I must have in a partner?

2.  What are other qualities that would be icing on our relationship cake?

3.  Do I demonstrate those qualities myself or do I have to work on them?            

4.  Do my closest friends demonstrate those qualities?  If not, why not?




I intend to have my soul mate as my partner.

I deserve joy and happiness with my soul mate.

I intend to act as if I possess those 10 key qualities

until they are a habit with me.  Fake it until you habituate it!


Most of us look at our ideals,

say how far we are from them, and get depressed.

But it is heroic simply to say, “Here are my ideals,”

state them before the world, and

then spend your life trying to live up to them.

(Keshavan Nair)


I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com