How to Thank A Veteran – In Honor of Major Anthony Davis

Take time to ask and give thanks.
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November 6, 2021 — Retired U.S. Army Major Charlie Buntin joined the Army at 17. He served distinctly with the 1st Infantry, the 101st Airborne Division, and the 1st Cavalry Division as an engineer during his 22-year career.

Like all veterans, he has lost friends and team members, experienced the bad days, guilt, the pride he has and respect he deserves.

He often speaks of his friend and brother-in-arms, Master Sergeant Anthony Davis who was part of a military transition team helping train Iraqi battalion-level teams. Master Sergeant Davis was part of an infantry operations engagement mission, dropping toys and school supplies to kids in the local area.

According to Major Buntin, these transition teams were part of “heart and mind operations” where Iraqi soldiers are trained to have positive interaction and support with the locals, with a minimal U.S. presence.

“The point, too, was to give credit to the Iraqi soldiers.” For this reason, Buntin’s operational team was not present the day the toys were being delivered.


“One of the Iraqi soldiers was actually an Al-Qaeda member at the time. As the drop off of supplies was occurring, the Iraqi soldier aimed his rifle at the Commanding Officer. Master Sergeant Davis saw the rifle, jumped in front of him and took a bullet to the chest, killing him,” Major Buntin explained.


“This was Davis’ last deployment. He already had filed his retirement paperwork but pulled it just to go on this mission. Because of the low-level U.S. presence, I wasn’t there to act in my protective role which naturally leaves you with guilt,” he said.


It is this story and many others that need to be shared and honored, as Buntin does every day in one form or another. As co-owner of Cigars On The Boulevard in Apollo Beach, FL, he brings a lot of energy and effort into supporting the community, businesses and people.


One venue he uses daily for this is a Facebook live broadcast, “We Drink, We Smoke, We Talk,” where he features local businesses, events, interviews, humor and “tangents” as he likes to say. One recent tangent was about his viewpoint on thanking a veteran.


“Don’t haphazardly thank someone for their service. That doesn’t mean anything. When you sit down and say…
‘How are you doing today sir? I see you’re wearing an Army hat. What did you do in the Army?’
‘I was an engineer officer.’
‘Interesting, well, thank you for your service as an engineer officer.’


“That actually means something to me because you took two seconds to get to know who I am. Just saying thank you for your service and going about your day is just patting yourself on the back. I don’t want to seem unappreciative for someone thanking me for my service, but it is so much more genuine when someone asks a bit about how you served and what you did. It makes me more appreciative of the thank you.”


Major Buntin continued, “I don’t need you to know in-depth everything I went through, every friend I’ve lost, or every bad day I’ve had but just saying something like, “Hey, you were in the Army…that’s really cool…thank you for your service.”


“At that point, that means something because you honestly took a moment to actually get to know me a little bit better.”


Check out Charlie’s “We Drink, We Smoke, We Talk,” on FaceBook under Cigars On The Boulevard for updates on Veterans’ Day events, interesting cigar chat and a lot of community support. Email: Charlie@cigarsotb.com

What I do When I Can’t Write – Share 🪐

First, I need to stop complaining and tell you I’m grateful to share this. Second, on with my venting.

The overall energy has been chaotic. I can barely catch my breath let alone be creative. Several planets are in direct motion now while a couple keep shifting back and forth. Normally I’d explain as much as possible from wonderful resources but…

I’ve been fatigued, blocked and then full throttle open energy. Too much information, downloads, energy and endings are leaving me overwhelmed. There has been great news, bad news, good vibes and horrible facts of life – personally and collectively.

Have you been feeling similar? All positive and negative news is welcome. Communication is key.

Until I fix this temporary, internal communication issue, here’s an insightful article from Space.com which references NASA for much of the information (can’t call it mystic when science, planets and the universe is at work).

https://www.space.com/full-hunters-moon-2021-rises-tonight

Peace ✌️

I Survived the Full Moon

Typically I’ll do something out of character (one person followed my behavior on a calendar- controlling but true) around a full moon phase.

I must clarify that I’ve done nothing criminal or dangerous but certainly behave more in “over-drive” about everything. As Astrologer Ablas Roland Legrand did warn, it’s not a good time to over-react, miscommunicate or “do anything you may regret at month’s end.” I think about that ever day.

I’m a Cancerian, born at night, who is greatly influenced by moon cycles. I do wish I’d learned more about astrology sooner. Day and night charts can vary greatly (depending on your birth time). If you know your birth time, check out this aspect of your natal chart. Different planets benefit those with “day charts,” while others are better for those with “night charts.”

The Fall Equinox Is Upon Us

On the 20th, Libra season begins and heralds in the fall Equinox. The full moon is cycling out of Pisces and quickly into Aries. This is going to feel a bit more energetic, yet the fall equinox vibration of this Libra season will slow things down around the 22nd. It may be hard to be decisive. With many planets in retrograde, we all may feel like we are lagging behind and lacking energy.

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“You can’t see your reflection in running water, only when it is still,” Bracha Goldsmith, Astrologer, reminds us. Many aspects at this timepoints to releasing the old and allowing in the new. Let stillness bring in a heightened sense of intuition about new experiences coming.

In the coming days Venus will move into 25° of Libra squaring Pluto. This occurs at the same time Mercury retrogrades at 25° of Libra, then to 10° of Libra. Astrologer Molly McCord indicated this will create a strong, “back and forth energy… with a strong sense of push and pull in situations, decisions and relationships.” Mercury retrograding in Libra (Sept. 27) may possibly create a “….situation or event that rocks you and feels unfair,” McCord said in a recent podcast.

Venus is known for bringing attention to one’s self-value, as well as old patterns to release. The areas Venus brings most attention to include love, beauty and money. At this particular time, Venus is moving into the sign of Capricorn which may heighten work relations and discussions more than other areas of daily life. Allow healing for yourself and don’t struggle “swimming upstream.” Mars and Venus are both switching signs mid-month, which will add a heightened focus on relationships in general.

Retrogrades, Past Relations and Getting Things Right

I had several people re-cross my path with apologies recently. The apologies and energy felt satisfying. I tried everything to avoid these people yet the universe put them right in my face with discussions that were both enlightening and beneficial. Astrological aspects indicate this may occur for you too, particularly with Mercury in retrograde until October 18th.

Additionally, there are seven planets in retrograde. Planets do move backwards and it’s part of the cycle of things. While seven moving backwards at one time is unusual to say the least, the seven are considered outer planets with somewhat less impact yet still strong. The planets and dates of retrograde endings include: Pluto until Oct. 6; Saturn until Oct. 10; Jupiter until Oct. 18; Neptune until Dec. 1; Venus until January 1, 2022; Mars until January 1, 2022; Uranus until January 2022.

Retrogrades tend to move us to look inside ourselves and provide us with transformative opportunities. While Mercury retrogrades are frequent and famous for leading us to dropping, misplacing and breaking things, this is also a good time to get things right.

Mars in retrograde is tough because this planet typically drives our energy and vitality. In retrograde, lethargic energy may test us, so again take time to focus on a healthy lifestyle, heightened awareness, balanced discussions and and open mind to new opportunities coming. Remember it will be easier to reflect and be decisive when coming from a place of balance and calmness.

Sources

Ablas Roland Legrand, Astrology For A Better Life http://www.youtube.com/c/ABLASROLANDLEGRAND

Molly McCord http://www.MollyMcCord.online

Bracha Goldsmith http://www.youtube.com/c/BarbaraGoldsmithastrologer

This is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional advice or guide any decisions. EAD Creations ©, 2021. For intuitive readings, check out my channel on YouTube at Truitt Intuitive Connections™.

Red Dragonfly Spirit for Virgo Season – September Astrology Highlights

Rare Red Dragonfly photo by EAD Creations™️

Red dragon flies are know as male Scarlet Skimmers in Southwest Florida where I photographed this beauty. While working on this article, I took a break for a quick walk. During my walk I saw not only one but three red dragon flies. Knowing that they are rare, and realizing September looks fiery, extreme, transformative and for some magical, I’m inspired to incorporate them here for you to remember in uncertain times.

According to many sources like uniguide.com, red dragonflies are rare and seeing one in the wild is a special event. The dragonfly symbolizes opportunity, transformation, spontaneity, ancient wisdom and other mystical qualities. The dragonfly is a powerful totem animal that appears in the spiritual beliefs of many cultures.

As you will see from the following highlights, September 2021 will prove to be another difficult month. Mars is an opposition with Neptune and in fact by the end of September there will be seven planets in opposition which is in itself a rare event. In general the transit oppositions point out “the truth of the matter.” There will be no hiding, and confirmation and verifications will come in on many matters.

Expect more fiery emotions, events, extreme weather (Hurricane Ida), and a continued feeling of push and pull. For many, this month will also usher in something rare, wonderful and karmic — much like the red dragonfly.

9-1 Mars is in opposition with Neptune which is a difficult transit. It brings in a sense of emotional gridlock, a lack of empathy, a rise in emotions that some may not even understand the source.

9-7 New Moon in Pisces which is in opposition to Mars. This combination intensifies beliefs, actions and reactions, and a feeling of needing to act swiftly when actually patience is a better goal. Temper tantrums will happen. This is a key time to realize where and when you’re giving your power away.

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In tarot, the Hermit represents Virgo, the power of consciousness and knowledge. The hermit is an enlightened recluse taking time to focus on himself and the best path. This is an energy to remember as you go through September. Don’t let the Mars and Neptune energies dissipate your energy.

Set intentions now for the month which help in your daily activities, schedule and health. Incremental goals like a new exercise plan are key rather than big-picture ideas during Virgo season. This is also a time to make realistic decisions that will be fruitful in a couple of weeks.

Much like a dragonfly, through the new moon phase and beyond, be decisive, transformative, observant and really ready for good communication. Adaptability during the new moon phase (30 hours before and about 10 hours after) is a key term. Knowing what you truly value and how it applies in your life is likely surfacing.

9-8 Mercury comes into a stronger power play, triggering areas around knowledge, learning, and communication. Discovering what was not known should bring a lot of attention around this date. The moon will be in a transit with Vesta and Venus leaving an energy of sacrifice and a need to face a difficult loss.

9-15 Mars leaves Virgo and the moon now is reaching Pluto. Mars moving out eases all the fiery tension. Pluto however may bring in an unavoidable event. Mars trines Pluto in Capricorn which further highlights a mindset of wanting to understand your soul’s mission. It’s a passionate and transformative time for one’s body, energy and understanding what feels best is right.

9-17 Moon reaches Saturn creating a strong energy and showing what is real, rational and what does not overcomplicate matters. This is likely a time when decisions made are being realized. Astrologers point out that this is the second Air-element trine in a row (most recently was the full moon in Aquarius). It is a pivotal time when what one agrees to is for the long-term.

9-20 Full moon in Pisces shows that from the new moon phase until now, being authentic without pretenses will reap good energy. Take care in all relations. Follow- through will be tested so maintain focus. Have good time-management skills all month.

9-23 Mercury retrograde goes into affect in the sign of Libra which may reveal something that rocks you a bit. You may feel challenged and that the situation is lacking fairness.

Mercury blows through as a messenger and agent for both sides making balanced decisions more difficult but possible through excellent listening and sharing. Venus moves into 25 degrees of Libra which indicates this likely involves an important relationship.

Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy ™️

As you go through September keep these qualities in mind about the dragonfly highlighted by Cassidy. It urges you to kickstart the changes in your life necessary to move forward. Ride the winds of change. Allow yourself to take a break and move in a more positive direction. In moving through the midst of change, you’ll find your true power. Peace. ✌️©️

Sources: Ablas Astrology https://youtu.be/1G48rsIIejE

Molly McCord https://youtu.be/ZKZKlEkymLs

Bracha Goldsmith https://youtu.be/eoGhxfnTWuU

Esoteric Sky https://youtu.be/GI9Y0Kdaky0

The Astrology Podcast https://youtu.be/FMQclhkMSSA

Truitt Intuitive Connections ™️ https://youtu.be/GojeIfpQhrQ

Astrologist Are On-Point

Inspiring thoughts in trying times.

I’ve pulled together some of the highlights featured in the 8/8 August Astrology blog. Notes from the blog are bulleted below. A few more notes of what actually transpired globally… and the dramatic correlations are listed here. It’s eye-opening but often this insight is divinely delivered and “written in the stars” so-to-speak.

This information is a reflection of the knowledge the expert astrologers have and insights provided to assist in leading an aware existence in which growth may thrive during adversity. Several resources are listed at the end of this blog.

🪐August 8th and days following: Uranus, known for change, is in a squared aspect to the sun which some astrologers say points to “unexpected changes” in our lives and quite likely in weather – electrifying weather patterns. There may be intense energy resulting in meteorological, environmental or other aspects that possibly enforces compulsory requirements personally or on a larger scale.

🪐August 20-21: Uranus (in sign of Taurus) will begin a squared-transit with Saturn, sun and moon. When this square transit is in conjunction with the lunar cycle, astrologers predict big conflicts will likely begin or intensify. Saturn represents the past, the old, traditions. Uranus represents the young, the new, the future. It is significant that the energy between the two planets is in vast, stark difference and conflict with each other.

What Really Happened

Since August 8th, surprising weather catastrophes have occurred including the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on the 13th that has killed more than 1,941 souls in Haiti and injured at least 9,900. This comes at a time when the country and it’s people are already politically, physically and emotionally imploding in chaos.

This extreme weather swiftly followed the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise on July 7th. The events have left Haiti at a loss of any government control or support, shelter, protection, food or medicines. Moise was elected in 2016. Ariel Henry has been the acting President since July 20th, however every source reports extreme distress.

A longtime friend of mine living in Miami texted that, “God must hate Haiti.” I replied, “God doesn’t hate.”

Pray for the souls, living, lost and struggling in fear and excessive rain (from multiple tropical storms affecting numerous areas in and around the Gulf of Mexico).

In the US, tropical storms are continuously popping up, as are multiple heat waves in the west and in eastern cities like New York. Additionally in the west, including Northern California and Oregon, fires are blazing this summer.

According to the New York Times, August 2nd, the “Bootleg fire in Oregon that first sparked a month ago, continues to burn. It’s already the third largest in the state since 1900.”

More shocking news unfolded almost at the same time in Afghanistan (August 12th). Afghanistan, it’s people and protectors, was abruptly abandoned.

“Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses,” read the Associated Press headline on August 15th. The world saw people falling from planes in the skies to escape in an uncanny, biblical scene.

To date, approximately 86,000 people (from several countries currently in the region) are on a United States military list to be rescued and governments are scrambling to stabilize the chaos. Reportedly, about 1,200 Americans have been moved out of harm.

Finally, constraints were mentioned by the astrologists which in August 2021 is evident by: a return to masks in many areas; vaccine discussions so loud it’s hard to escape the noise; hospitals (in some states in the US and countries world-wide) are inundated again; travel in some areas is again in jeopardy.

Hold On, There Is Good News: Believe in the Impossible

Moonology Oracle Cards by Yasmine Boland

This is the Age of Aquarius which beckons in innovation, intuition, creativity, digital expression and expansion, and other energy that benefits all. The moon in Aquarius means being receptive to fast, “out- there” frequencies.

A full moon in Aquarius lets us see inspiring solutions to problems with an enthusiastic awakening possibly not felt in some time, personally and/or collectively.

August 22 brings in the full moon, a rare Blue Moon, in the sign of Aquarius. According to http://www.space.com, there are four full moons in the summer of 2021.

The third, on the 22nd, is called a Blue Moon as referenced long ago in the Maine Farmers’ Almanac. According to the article by Joe Ram, Skywatching columnist, the next Blue Moon will occur again August 30, 2023.

As the saying goes, some things only happen “once in a blue moon.” Stay positive, focused, hopeful and seize your opportunities. Please send prayers, positive thoughts and healing vibes to all, globally, suffering and in need of strength. Peace. ✌️©️

Ablas Roland Legrand https://youtu.be/fOEjkbTp-Uo

Molly McCord https://youtu.be/wgTCZdNwxDY

Please check out my YouTube channel, Truitt Intuitive Connections, #tictarot https://youtu.be/Y0GJXQeTUdA

Electrifying Energy and Big Decisions Expected — August Astrology

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Without question the most important date to note in August is the eighth. This is the day referred to as Lionsgate.

Around this time you will see the star system Sirius align with Orion‘s belt as the sun is in sign of Leo. The fun, colorful and energetic character of Leo’s lion will be evident. As summer heats up, the desire to enjoy life is huge but blockers are foreseeable.

According to some astrologers, it is possible to witness the stars alignment with the Egyptian pyramids of Giza. It is this point where the earth is in alignment with the galactic center of the universe allowing the most energetically powerful portal to open and enhance our intuitions. This is known as Lionsgate.

The eighth is also important for a number of reasons in astrology. Here’s a quick summary of things you might want to note and the dates.

August 8: The new moon transits through Leo and the corresponding energy will last approximately 28 hours. Lunar cycles last approximately 29 days. During this new moon, the sun and moon are in aspect with the southern lunar node which represents “what needs to be let go of,” or, “on what to shine the light.”

Uranus, known for change, is in a squared aspect to the sun which some astrologers say points to “unexpected changes” in our lives and quite likely in weather – electrifying weather patterns.

At the same time, Saturn is moving into opposition of the sun and moon. Saturn represents Aquarius and freedom. But in this opposing position, Saturn gives energy to “putting the brakes on something,” and bringing in authority. While the sun in Leo loves the joy and fun in life, Saturn now puts “significant pressure” on desires, plans, wants, and travels.

There may be intense energy resulting in meteorological, environmental or other aspects that possibly enforces compulsory requirements personally or on a larger scale.

Astrologers also note that Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and Neptune are all in retrograde which tends to influence “what can be controlled” and highlights “what to avoid” to benefit by the end of the month.

Chiron, which represents health, is also in retrograde which means that making good decisions around the eighth in all aspects of life will result in better outcomes by the next new moon. Again, bad decisions will also be highlighted at the end of the month. Your intuition is enhanced by Lionsgate to guide you for the highest good.

August 10-11: The moon will transit through Mars and Venus during this time. Mars influences our actions and reactions. Venus represents love and all good things. Together they leave a message that great things come from love and when motivated by love. Neptune is in opposition to this transit and highlights that unwise decisions made earlier will rise up at the end of the month.

August 12: Vesta, an asteroid which represents harmony, opposes Chiron (a minor planet which helps heal from pain). This opposition destabilizes the sense of health, what is feared, and emphasizes uncertainties. It is also noted this is a very hot time of year and, as Uranus begins to opposes Saturn, the atmosphere will be heating up even more than usual.

August 20-21: Uranus (in sign of Taurus) will begin a squared-transit with Saturn, sun and moon. When this square transit is in conjunction with the lunar cycle, astrologers predict big conflicts will likely begin or intensify.

August 25-29: During this phase of the lunar cycle, the moon reaches Neptune in retrograde, and both are influenced by Pluto making “realization” the theme of the moment. This is the time where decisions made earlier in the month will be highlighted and understood to be either a mistake or for the best.

Saturn represents the past, the old, traditions. Uranus represents the young, the new, the future. It is significant that the energy between the two planets is in vast, stark difference and conflict with each other.

August 30-31: The moon approaches Lilith, also known as the black moon, which represents things that are hidden, not really understood or that which needs to come to light. This energy increases more as the moon moves closer to the northern lunar node. The northern lunar node is representative of “what needs tending.” This point in the lunar cycle will ultimately shine the light on any questions or decisions previously made.

August definitely is an intense astrological month in 2021. Here are expert sources for further information. ©️

Ablas Roland Legrand https://youtu.be/fOEjkbTp-Uohttps://youtu.be/fOEjkbTp-Uo

Bracha Goldsmith https://youtu.be/CYJmqw6wtxA

Sabrina Riccio https://sabrinariccio.com/lionsgate-portal-and-you/

Molly McCord https://youtu.be/wgTCZdNwxDY

Truitt Intuitive Connections ™️

https://youtu.be/WQBXG5yT1hAhttps://youtu.be/WQBXG5yT1hA

https://youtu.be/q56sVXtrrzshttps://youtu.be/q56sVXtrrzs

July: Five Things to Keep in Mind As New Moon Transits to Full Moon

Astrology Oracle Cards by Lunaea Weatherstone, Andrea Castelli

Today and moving into tomorrow, the new moon cycles through the sign of Cancer which is its home. By the 24th, a full moon will be in the house of Aquarius.

Cancer brings in an energy of gentleness. Don’t rush anything and use this time to gain insight in any area of your life that’s toxic, holding you back or unhealthy.

This new moon heralds in an understanding of what you need to let go, what to improve, and how to connect the body, mind and soul. It’s a time many will feel more intuitive, more emotional and more deeply connected to nature. It’s a really good time to get do things outside to aid in feeling balanced and grounded. Exercise is key.

On the 24th of the month the full moon will be in the sign of Aquarius – a sign of mysticism. This will add to your understanding of deeper truths, intuitive powers, and how to let go of what’s not aligned in your life for the best, highest energy that you need.

Here are five thoughts to help align your mind body and soul through this particular lunar cycle.

1. Inner cleansing. This is a time to let go of habits, misinformation, old patterns and even bad diets. Let go of anything that lowers your vibration and try to download supportive thoughts. Meditation is always a great tool for focusing on raising your vibration.

2. Relationship cleansing. With heightened awareness this is a good time to purge toxic relationships. Try to mirror the best in you so that those around you mirror back similar traits. If they don’t, consider the difficult task of letting go of those relationships. Try to mirror inspiration, transformation and love and embrace the greatness you’ll receive.

3. Train your imagination. If you want to truly manifest some thing you need to visualize it, imagine it first. Use the power of your imagination to increase the energy so dreams have space to become goals. Cleanse the past so you can be aware of what is truly present right now in your mind, body and soul. Use your imagination to move towards a deeper awakening within you, and an understanding of the world around you for clarity.

4. Own and grow from weaknesses. This is the time to understand what your weaknesses are and work through them. Everything happens for a reason so embrace it and learn what you may improve within yourself. Doing this will help you tap into you’re deeper self, gain wisdom and power to lift your energy.

5. Align with your thoughts. Once you have a true understanding of strengths and weaknesses, you’ll feel better balanced. You will be in alignment with your intuition, thoughts, and emotions so you can go through the rest of the month in harmony, gently and slowly — that’s the Cancerian energy at play.

Research for this astrology update was used from the following resources:

Abalas Roland Legrand http://abalas-astrology.com

Attract Passion http://idrawmypassion.com

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©️ June 9, 2021

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