Lion’s Gate Gratitude
8/8/2020 – The Portal Opens
Bath meditation time! I followed my routine of special scented oils, candles and played music that spoke to my heart…. The beautiful Spiritual Message by Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Regula Curti from their Beyond album.
I went into a space of immense gratitude – deep and heartfelt like my daily mantra to myself states. I realized that, at this very moment, I have everything I need. I want for nothing. I am grateful for my safe little rental home, our basic needs are met together with added little treats and my partner supporting me on all levels. With that I also realized that we all probably often feel this way but that is exactly where it stays…. The thoughts and feelings stay in your head/heart and you never actually utter the words of gratitude to another!
After this bath I felt compelled to physically go and say thank you to my partner for all that he does for me, so unconditionally, every single day. That I am so sorry for keeping the gratitude I have towards him, to myself, albeit unintentionally. I know how much the smallest, random gesture or word of thanks can lift another’s spirit, especially if they have been doing it for so long without ever receiving a sign from anybody that they’ve even noticed!
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is NOT a form of boosting another’s Ego, it’s a form of reciprocating the gesture of Love you just received. If you refuse to show gratitude to another based on the fact that you will only boost their ego, you surely have to rethink and re-FEEL the concept of gratitude. It’s quite a personal trademark of you yourself as a positive and loving being. By being grateful and expressing it, your vibe touches another and that is how it ultimately gets “paid forward”.
What is your Why?
This should then serve as a reminder as to WHY you do what you do to uplift, ease or enrich another’s life. Are you doing it for the applause, promotion or brownie points the nearest and dearest may bestow upon you or are you sincerely giving love without expecting anything back?…
What did you Expect?
Many different cultures show gratitude by using physical gestures like hugging, kissing, rubbing noses or cheeks. Saying thank you is universal, but while you may expect a verbal thank you or a gift, gratitude is often shown in different ways in line with a person’s zodiac sign in astrology.
Think about it…. Are you perhaps secretly still fuming over a “thank you” you never received while that person possibly actually DID thank you, but only in a way that matches their astrological sign? Have a look and see if the descriptions below makes sense to you if you look at it from this angle:
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
They are confident and a forward thinkers. They go above and beyond to please and showing gratitude often comes naturally to them. To show appreciation they may assist with getting you moved up the corporate ladder or give someone more responsibility. Aries knows how to make someone feel important and knows how to make someone live up to their potential. An Aries would love to be appreciated by you giving them a task that matches their capabilities and skills where they are allowed to shine from within.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
The networker. With them you must have patience as they show gratitude in the form of opulence and a climb up the social ladder in life. Invitations to parties which results in a leg up to your social circle, or to get you introduced to new people that will help you in your career is a Taurus trademark. They’ll show gratitude by introducing you to new people that can enrich your life for the better so who knows who you will meet with a Taurus on your side? In return they sincerely appreciate the finer things in life as a thank you present. Something that resembles their elegant surroundings and unique taste.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
They are adaptable to the times and the environment we live in, curious and deep thinkers. They will not come up short when they show you how appreciative of you they are. Don’t be surprised if you receive a gift that resembles technology or gadgets which may starts an interesting conversation. They usually don’t tend to live in the past and love to stay relevant, to say thank you in the here and now. Geminis are always on to the next big thing and you are sure to never be outdated with one in your circle. Show them gratitude in the form of the latest innovations, creations and gadget which will speed up tasks and mundane duties.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Cancerians pay attention to your emotional needs and know what you like. They are loyal, and if they have known you for a long time, they will say thanks with things that you especially like. This may be a favorite dish, a knitted scarf, or a trip to a favorite destination. They know that you will feel appreciated because they know you like a best friend and they will never let you down. They will surely know that you care because you know exactly what makes them tick which results in many smiles.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are born to be on the stage and want to be the center of attention in life. Showing gratitude to them is therefore a fulltime production. By being dramatic, they may surprise you with unexpected tickets to social/sport/art events, dinner at a theater or a rooftop dinner for two with a violin player in the background. Leos are the spice of life and only want to show you their gratitude by letting you know that you deserve to be the center of attention for a day. They live for the drama so, by reciprocating and making the arrangements to get the tickets, booking the table, arranging a surprise without being asked for it will surely impress a Leo on how you appreciate them!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
They have such a special way to say thanks. By being detailed, methodical and practical, they love to make your brain work while they show their appreciation. Going on a scavenger hunt or going to an escape room is a fun way that they may show their appreciation. Why not say thank you by gifting them with a Sudoko or Crossword book, arranging a romantic scavenger hunt on the beach or just setting up a special movie night for just the two of you filled with popcorn and murder mysteries.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Libras are social creatures! They will show their appreciation by hosting a special party for you while also inviting your closest family, friends and co-workers to celebrate you being there or one of your achievements. They want nothing more than for you to know that you are loved when they say thank you, and by inviting others that feel the same about you, the love and appreciation is exponentially shared. Libras feel appreciated when they have their closest friends and family with them where they can see the mutual love and satisfaction within the social occasion for themselves. It may just be the family enjoying the hearty cooked meal by the Libra but that is gratitude-worthy in their eyes!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
When Scorpios want to show you that they care they will do it in a way that lets everybody know that you are loved and important. They have serious willpower and will always want to please and will not give up until they have pleased you or received the “thank you” they feel it deserves. They want you, in return, to show that you care by shouting it from the rooftops too and never in a docile manner. If ever you thank them, make the gift box look spectacular and mention what they did for you to at least two other people, in front of them.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius’s love to laugh and would rather make you laugh than see you cry. They never take things too seriously when it comes down to it so their gratitude may come in the form of a naughty card or a practical joke. They help us to not take things too seriously. Since laughing is the best way to show a Sagittarius that you care for them, why not book a weekend away to an adventurous Burning Man event, have beers around a beach bonfire or stay in with a whacky old Comedy from Netflix.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are very sentimental, methodical, detailed and cautious before acting. A thank you from a Capricorn may therefore very well be a dinner reservation at a unique restaurant that speaks to your soul or a very well thought out “lucky packet” gift bag consisting of all your favorites. They care about your safety and well-being and know that showing gratitude can be simple without being too expensive or over the top. In return they will accept simple gestures of kindness or material items as a show of thanks. You don’t have to be over the top to make them feel loved, just sincere and thoughtful when showing gratitude.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius thinks inside the box, always planning out their next step and are straight forward when showing their gratitude. Cards and flowers are nice and simple. They rarely want to have to create new ideas to show their gratitude towards you as Aquarius is rather frugal. For that same reason they don’t want opulence to be factored in when you show that you care for them either.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Artistic and upbeat, Pisces will find creative outlets to show gratitude! They will not let you down and by taking you to the Annual Surf Championships or booking a picnic at an outdoor movie theatre, you’ll soon see the fun and creative entertainment side of Pisces. They are the kings and queens of expressing themselves and will never be contained when they show gratitude towards you. Creative venues and outlets are a great way to show Pisces that they are appreciated.
I recognize myself and many others in the descriptions above yet I must reiterate, expressing a random yet heartfelt thank you, verbally and possibly in conjunction with a loving hug is still required every now and again! Acts of gratitude will be shown to us every single day and seeing as not everybody is privy to insider trademarks of the Zodiac signs like you and other Cosmic Journeys followers, we must at least agree that we cannot hold the gratitude inside our hearts and heads.
These are even more stressful times than we are all used to. Our “normal” does not exist anymore. It will therefore serve us all well to remember that Gratitude is easy when life is good, but it’s during our most challenging times that we are given the opportunity to discover who we really are and how we wish our New Earth to be like. It starts with us.
As always, In Love, Light and Unity (AND MUCH GRATITUDE!)