Dear Seekers and IX Keepers,

Summer is the season of sharing and replenishment. It is Divine love in action where nature fills itself up and overflows with bounty. In this month’s Compass, we look at our own Divine design and explore the exhilaration that comes when we are so full of spiritual light that it overflows into service.

We are meant to be in a state of flow, where love moves to us and through us. If you’re feeling depleted, this is the month to discover what fills you with joy and engage in it. When we are full and our cup runneth over, our innate gifts have the energy to be expressed and shared with the world.

Now more than ever, it’s time to put your unique gifts into motion to serve the world as only you can. Feel the excitement and joy that comes from giving without conditions or expectations. This is the true meaning of service.

It is our deepest hope that this month’s Compass nourishes your consciousness with inspiration and content designed for your journey of growth to align your body, mind, and spirit. We are here, with you and for you.

With Love and Light,

Instituto Xilonen


About the Name
The name Otto originated in Germany where it became the shortened form of various names meaning wealth and fortune.

About this Crystal
Otto is a magnificent Enhydro Quartz. Enhydros contain water bubbles that were trapped during their formation millions of years ago. As a result, the water is completely pure, devoid of the contaminants and pollution of the modern day. This water is viewed as the elixir of life, able to cleanse physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies to reestablish harmony on all planes of being. With the solid physical framework of Quartz amplifying its fluid inner energy, Enhydro Quartz is a purification Crystal that encourages flexibility and adaptability while symbolizing the collective unconscious that unites all beings.

Message from Otto
“As you can see, I am substance and matter, and yet at the same time, I am open and empty and ready to be filled with YOUR wonder. I am here to pull you deeper into yourself and to search and find what truly brings you joy. Joy is the core of my being. I invite you to feel my joy but also to find your own joy. Joy is a word that is like no other. Joy is a feeling that is like no other. Joy is expansive and creative and so very personal. Use me to access and tap into your inner joy. Use your joy as an invitation to add Divine service to your life. Feel yourself expanding as we sit together awaiting and expecting all the good that is there for us.”

Affirmations from Otto
I find my own joy.
My joy is expansive and creative.
I share my joy through Divine service.


When we are filled to the brim with spiritual light, our joy seeks to be shared.Crystals can help guide our intentions into a place of highest service.


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The Summer solstice is upon us. With it comes an energy of abundance, excitement, and possibility. Thinking about what the longest day brings, what comes to mind first? Often the initial thought is something physical. Perhaps it’s more time outdoors or more hours spent with loved ones. Maybe it’s appreciating the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden.

Our spirit however, also sings with the excitement of the season. Whatever you want to call it, be it your spirit, intuition, soul, or highest self, it’s a part of you that lives deep within and desires only the purest, truest expression of you. It is immaculate, wholesome self-love, untarnished by our mind or the outside world. This part of us doesn’t crave a pinch of this energy, it wants us to bask in its bountiful radiance and feel the full power of possibility that lives within it.

Think of a time when you tapped into this impressive energy. Describe it. Where were you, how old were you, what were you doing, what did it feel like physically, and what word or image describes the emotions you felt? Most likely what came to mind is a time when you were being bold for the sake of your innermost desires. Perhaps you described a feeling of exhilaration, or immense joy. Maybe there was even fear or a sense of courage. Strip that away and what you’re left with is self-love. You were actualizing something your highest self was calling you to do.

Your intuitive self already loves you unconditionally. If you were to harness this energy, would you be more open to trying new things? Would you be able to fail without judging yourself harshly? Would you be more accepting of what comes into your life and more grateful for the experiences you have? Tune in to your intuition now, what is your spirit yearning for? Is it more freedom, contribution, peace, something else? Set an intention to call this in and trust the energy of the solstice to accelerate it for you.

By Amy Saltsman
Amy Saltsman Coaching


By Demitra Vassiliadis

The month began on a waning lunar cycle, with Mercury traveling retrograde in Gemini, the sign of thought and communication. This retrograde, which began in late May, sets the tone for the month, calling our minds both backward and inward to review plans, ideas, and whole patterns of thought. As the retrograde calls our minds backward, we are automatically reviewing and rethinking all that we intend to advance, anticipating our plans for a joyous future. Here at IX, therefore, we have chosen to focus this month on looking forward with joyful anticipation and exhilaration, even as Mercury retrogrades.

The New Moon/total Solar Eclipse in Gemini on June 10th will begin a lunar cycle that will carry us into the summer, initiating entirely new ideas, and patterns of thought, feeling, and communication as new information comes to light.

Although the Moon is advancing, calling us to new beginnings, Mercury, executive Saturn, and transformational Pluto are all traveling retrograde, calling us inward and backward, inspiring a weighty review of ideas, plans, and goals for structural soundness before proceeding.

It’s a perfect time to connect upward with the Higher Mind like never before. By seeking the guidance of Divine Intelligence to inform our thinking, our conscious and subconscious minds are drenched with luminous brilliance, and brought into harmony with the Source of all intelligence that fills us to the brim with Guiding Light.

That Light can guide our first steps into the summer on June 20th, the summer solstice, the first day of summer, as the Sun heads into maternal Cancer, to nurture our relationship to home and family. It’s a gorgeous day to amplify our practice of reaching upward for Divine Light on this day of maximum sunlight for the year.

On June 22nd, Mercury will station direct in Gemini, and we can slowly begin to advance revised plans. Two days later on the 24th, the Full Moon in Capricorn illuminates our executive consciousness and the soulful goals we are clear about, that we can now commit to with healthy discipline, as we sail into summer.

Blessings of Divine Guidance and Elevated Consciousness to All,

Demitra Vassiliadis
Heaven To Earth Astrology


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