Mara Weather – Independence Day, 2022

My Shamanic Weather posts focus primarily on astrology. I sneak in Shamanism, Reiki and even some Tantra, especially in my recommended practices and ceremonies.

Today, I found myself exploring the heaviness in my heart. It’s been there for some time, I think, and I’ve been “managing” it as part of my grief process over the so-many-changes in my life in 2022. Then add 2020-2021 to that, well, of course process and integration are cooking through me. I live my Mara Weather everyday.

And – today I realized, again, because this is cyclical for empaths, I need to ask the question, “Is this mine?”

The answer: not all of it. I may do energetic clearing, cord cutting, find that peaceful Nowness after journeys, breathing practices, and meditations, but sometimes that mental awareness rings the “Duh!” bell and the relief is immediate.


Most likely you, my reader, are empathic. I tend to attract healer types who tend to be empathic. So, this is your invitation to do a check-in for yourself. If you have been feeling (name any pervasive, on-the-shadow-side emotion) for a long time, or particularly intensely, ask, “Is this mine?”


If your answer is, “no,” then the next question is, “where does this come from?”

For me, I was overly connected to our national and world shadow bodies: divisiveness, war mind, poverty, pollution, climate change, the beleaguered masculine, the denied feminine, and all these collective clouds of shadow that block my inner Sun. Once I saw those shadows, I thanked them, and I freaking blew them away, fresh air inside.


My retired vet neighbor walks by, wearing his old uniform cap, and smiling he tells me he’s proud to have served his country. I met another vet at the grocery store wearing his own memorabilia and patriotic words. I see flags out and people wearing our country’s colors. Picnics, parties and fireworks are in most folks’ plans.

A client contacts me. He’s been in California on his student visa, then a work visa, for years and loves the USA. He said, “We just need to be back as humans once again! Be kind to others and take care of each other. That’s what [we] all need and where it begins. Human Strong.”


Yes, we are publicly airing and churning over our tainted history and current moral issues. And, yes, there’s probably much still hidden that we don’t know about! 

Our country’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” No one thought it would be easy. It’s not. Just using a gendered noun makes the sentence quoted above controversial now! But we all get that, and the conversation continues.

We’re doing better at figuring out who we are collectively and individually. 

I hope you get to celebrate our country’s Independence and your own personal sovereignty, your right to choose your life in each moment.

Make this a life to Roar about!

Namaste ~ Mara

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Art: by Martina Hoffman

Shamanic Weather Disclaimer

This is a general interpretation not meant to address individual natal charts, soul journeys or destiny paths. Take what works for you and leave the rest behind! Love!