OH WHAT NOW—Here We Go! Mercury Retrogrades Over The Holidays

OH WHAT NOW—Here We Go! Mercury Retrogrades Over The Holidays

Mercury will turn retrograde the morning of December 2nd, when there will be twenty-two more shopping day ‘till Christmas. The planet will be in the shadow of retrograde several days before that. Let’s make a note of how this affects the public, as this backwards motion brings some or all of the following: difficulties, including transportation, slowing down of the mail system, difficulty finding what you want, having to return incorrect shipped items, tendencies to rethink what one has thought, canceled plans, changing your mind, difficulty with all sorts of mechanical items, especially telephones and computers, incorrect messages or not receiving them, back-up lines at the airport, difficulties in getting somewhere “on time” as well as difficulties in all kinds of practical matters.

Let’s put this all together with the demands of the Christmas and Holiday season. Unless I miss my guess, during the Yuletide season you will be doing some or all of the following: transporting yourself, sending things by mail, trying to decide what you want to buy and for who you want to buy, coming to all sorts of conclusions of what so-and-so wants or needs as a gift, partying, going all sorts of places, dealing with all sorts of practical matters as you prepare for various house gatherings for various types of celebrations. Hanukkah begins on December 13th through December 20th, 2017.

So prepare for some difficulties. Here are some recommendations to help you prepare.

  • Remember Murphy’s Law? If something can go wrong it will, at the worst possible moment. This was coined during one of Mercury Retrograde phases, I’m sure. It certainly has been meant not only as a warning but to remind us to keep a good sense of humor. Where would all of our comics be if nothing went wrong. Remember I Love Lucy, and Ralph Cramden and Ed Norton on The Honeymooners?
  • Get your cars and truck checked out in November, not December. Purchase all tickets, travel and theater, before December 2nd.
  • Leave an extra fifteen minutes early so as to have extra time, also plan extra time between appointments.
  • Do all of your Christmas shopping before you get that car checked. (Smile!) In November, if possible.
  • Send out all packages and Christmas cards by December 1st.
  • Don’t get too tied up in thinking or re-thinking the guest list, or the gift list. If you forget someone, don’t worry, they’ll get over it, at lest they should. Patiently explain to family and friends about Mercury retrograde.
  • Remember that intention counts. Even if you can’t find what you want, you will find what you need.
  • If you are late with the gifts, explain “Okay, I’m late with my gifts. What do you expect with Mercury retrograde?” In ancient Mesopotamia, giving gifts after the holidays, within the twelve days of Christmas, was considered a sign of wisdom and love.
  • If you plan to travel long distances, (to meet relatives, for example), remember this: Mercury retrograde generally indicates that everyone’s a bit harried, hurried, and hassled. It indicates that people doing mechanical work, including work on airplanes, will be harried, hurried, and hassled. This doesn’t mean that people won’t go to work, or that you should not travel, but it is certainly not the best time to do so. Follow your intuition as whether to fly or not. Expect delays and always bring a book to read and some toys for the children. Once you’ve done all that, lean back in your easy chair, light up a Cuban cigar, sip your cognac and put your feet up. That will bring things in perspective for you. Perspective is just what you need when Mercury is retrograde. Here is a list of what is called Mercury’s False Promises:

We must have lunch real soon
Your luggage is checked through
We promise no delays
We’ve got inflation licked
I’ll get right back to you
It’s just a standard form
Tomorrow without fail
Pleased to meet you
We are never late
Thank you so much
The check is in the mail
You may have won a prize
Your secret’s safe with me
It’s wrinkle free, won’t crumble or peal
This is a real good deal
Strictly by the book
What’s fair is fair
I am not a crook
We’ll send someone right out
Now this won’t hurt a bit
It’s finger licking good
I’ll be right there
He’s in a meeting now
The coat’s a perfect fit
Strictly fresh today
Service with a smile
I’ll love you darling, till I die
We’ll keep you name on file

So walk right during theses three weeks (Dec. 2nd to Dec. 22nd ) and be thankful it’s all over by Christmas. You resolutions for 2018 are still good, but perhaps delayed!

Wishing you a most Happy Holiday Season and a Great New Year.

 

Originally published in the Sedona Journal of Emergence.

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Sagittarius 2017

Newsletter—SAGITTARIUS 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

AFFIRMATION
I welcome Change and new experiences to feed my Soul!

Prepare for a lighter winter - high winds, snow, and ice in late January and February

We may never be remembered for doing great, great things in life, but if we do all little things with Love, we will never be forgotten by a few, and will be remembered with warmth and a smile.

The Holidays remind us that nothing is more important than the Spiritual Life Fire dwelling within YOU.

MEDITATION

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There comes a time when you seek to comprehend the true meaning of PEACE, and how you as an individual may find that peace; a peace which the world can neither give you nor take from you.

This is one way. Visualize the blazing Star, still, and yet full of life and light. Identify yourself with the Star, with the center of that Star. Allow your energies to go into the still center of that Star. Within that center you will find that all the anxieties of material life, all the struggles that you encounter in daily life, will fall away from you. In the heart of the Star is deep, eternal peace, and within this peace you are united with those whom you love.

On a daily basis give yourself time to enter this Star Temple, this calming scene. Go into it, away from the noise and turmoil and tumult, the fears and anxieties of the material plane. There, within the center of this Star, find divine, holy peace. Hear within your Soul the music of the heavenly spheres, the music of the Holy Word, the audible life-stream which flows from the heart of the Creator.

Be still now, within your mind and body. Listen inwardly. Beneath all sound, beneath all thought, in the deep silence at the heart canter — the place of creation, you will hear the harmony of God.

—Elizabeth Joyce 12/2002

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The Sun has entered Sagittarius

The sign of SAGITTARIUS is signified by the Archer or mythological Centaur and gives you cosmic relief after the ordeals of the intense Scorpio energies. An optimistic and enthusiastic demeanor sustains your one-pointed efforts and sparks a renewed sense of daring and adventure in the outside world. While your path can include sports, long-distance journeys, and philosophical inquiries, steer clear of the temptation to be a dilettante - an amateur in many fields but master of none. As you strive towards truth and wisdom, it is easy to see the universal picture but ignore practical details and then complain about hard work. The fires of this sagacious sign can entice you with illusions of greatness or turn your gaze towards clear, long-range aspirations. It is up to you to see each goal with precision, reach it, and be willing to go on to the next one.

You Sag's will be unleashing lots of creative energy. There is a very special relationship flowing through your life this month. Alignments show that you may be representing or receiving the influence of a compadre, co-father or co-parent to help you through the residue of recent tough times, and support you in your current efforts. This mentor is an authority in his field and can be a guru, or guide you on some level. This will affect your interactions with others on a local level.

Someone had freed your heart from restraint and allowed it to become open and flowing again. You can feel the love come forth like a waterfall in a mountain stream. Take this opportunity to share, smile, and heal yourself through your interactions with those around you. If you have damages any relationships of late, apologize, ask forgiveness, and it will be yours.

Based on the Rune (Warrior) and Animal (Beaver,) December 2017 brings a time of forgiveness and new beginnings. On the Winter Solstice. (Dec. 21st) Saturn changes signs, and moves into Capricorn, and we reunite with loved ones who may have gone astray - or with whom we had some great misunderstandings, with the sole purpose to release, let go, and reunite on clear, new loving energies. December brings a focus on your well being, your energy levels and future endeavors. It is time for the truth to come and to build up or renew relationships, and finally let go of any negative situations or painful memories from the past. We begin a new chapter and cycle on New Year's Eve! With the New Year's Moon in the sign of light hearted and traveling Gemini, focus, creativity, and hard work and stamina are available for you to finally make some important and significant changes in 2018 — a year of transformation and working in harmony with others.

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From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: BEAVER — Builder

Beaver...teach me to build my dreams
Including others too.
One mind, one thought
The hearts as one,
Lessons learned from you!

Beaver is the doer of the animal kingdom. Beaver medicine is akin to water and earth energy, and incorporates a strong sense of family and home. If you were to look at the dams that block woodland streams, you would find several entrances and exits. In building its home, Beaver always leaves itself many alternate escape routes. This practice is a lesson to all of us not to paint ourselves into corners. If we eliminate our alternatives, we dam up the flow of experiences into our lives. A doer is characterized by industriousness, and Beaver knows that limitation cancels productivity.

Beaver is armed with very sharp teeth that are capable of felling whole trees. Imagine what those teeth could do to the limbs of predators. From the rear, Beaver is armed with a paddle-like tail that aids in swimming as well as in guarding its behind. This tiny mammal is well equipped to protect its creation.

To understand Beaver medicine, you might take a look at the power of working and attaining a sense of achievement. In building a dream, teamwork is necessary. To accomplish a goal with others involves working with the group in mind. Group mind constitutes harmony of the highest order, without individual egos getting in the way. Each partner in the project honors the talents and abilities of others, and knows how to complete the piece of the puzzle that belongs to them. In working well with others, and sense of community is achieved and unity ensues.

December 2017—the fiery and inquisitive Sagittarian energies - is the time to put your ideas into action or to complete some project that has been neglected. The Beaver could also be asking you to settle differences with fellow workers and friends. Beaver tells you to look for alternative solutions to life's challenges and to protect the creations which you have put love and energy into.

Sometimes Beaver may bring you a warning to watch your back! If this is your message, you will sense it. This could become a time of laziness and apathy or fear of opening new doors of opportunity. Move forward! Trust and use caution and all will unfold as planned, in a positive and creative way for you.

CRYSTAL FOR DECEMBER — TURQUOISE

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TURQUOISE – was considered by ancients to be a sacred stone, protective against all manners of evil and ill health. This beautiful gemstone is mined in Iran and the southwestern United States. A gift of Turquoise represents friendship and luck. Enhances psychic perception. Helps with communication with your Blessed Higher Self and Spirit Guides.

RUNE OF THE MONTH
WARRIOR

Tiewaz
The Spiritual Warrior

Tiewaz represents the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will through action, yet unattached to the outcome, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you. These are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.

Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the sword-like quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous, With this Rune comes the certain knowledge that the universe always makes the first move. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and it recalls us to the words of St. Augustine that the reward of patience is patience.  The molding of character is the issue as this Rune appears for December 2017.

During this time of darkness, snow, and seasonal changes you are asked to look within, to delve down into the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune is the Sun, yang energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a lifelong pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness, and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust of the divine purpose.

When Tiewaz comes in response to a romantic attachment, it indicates that the relationship is both timely and providential. The bond is to a partner with whom you resonate. There is much work for you to do together.

If the issues relate to your devotion to a cause, an idea, a path of conduct, or to political matters, the Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although, at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energies? Tiewaz is a Rune of courage and dedication. In ancient times it was the glyph that warriors painted on their shields before battle. Now, with  more refined energies in play, the same symbol strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the self.

This is a Rune of powerful energy. The danger is that through hasty or ill-timed action energy leaks out, is spilled away. This way there will be ultimate and complete success with the elimination of terrorism, dictatorship, fear and destruction.

If an association is short-lived, do not grieve, but know it has fulfilled its span. Matters of trust and confidence are at issue here, and with them the authenticity of your way of being in the world.

This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!

(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

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STARGAZING FOR SAGITTARIUS 2017

Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

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SAGITTARIUS

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Saturn changing signs, moving into Capricorn on the Winter Solstice—
leads us to change – through 2019. It's the hand of the Father and always Karmic. Get Ready!

The December 3rd Full Moon in Gemini brings Mercury retrograde. It’s time to go back and fix things that have been left undone. The Sun-Neptune square brings in fog. Personal items could wind up missing and appointments are forgotten.

December 26th New Moon in Sagittarius brings a time when Christmas might be a little more serious and sparse than usual. It brings up the past, while forecasting future duties and responsibilities.

THE PERSONAL SIGNS

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Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

December brings laughter and lightheartedness. You won’t be able to muster anything even resembling willpower. However Saturn puts the breaks on mid-month, preventing that dangerous crash. Use self-restraint and concentrate on what really matters.

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Taurus (4/21-5/21)

Spontaneity is the order for December as plans may not turn out the way you thought with Mercury retrograde. Venus has set up a lovely month for you for the Holiday Season. You’re surrounded by outgoing, loving people, and have more invitations than usual.

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Gemini (5/21-6/20)

As December arrives-the party’s on, and none too soon. After all the intensity, you’re ready to have some fun. Any serious conversations you’ve been putting off will go quite well just before Christmas Day. You’ll feel content and lucky to have such loving family and friends surrounding you.

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Cancer (6/21-7/22)

December brings the desire to make the Holidays perfect with your cooking and decorations. If you’re off to visit, expect the cast of characters to make the gathering special. Be careful of weight gain. Remember - moderation!

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Leo (7/23-8/22)

December brings you a very busy schedule that could well be extraordinary. Stop worrying if you forgot to give someone a gift, and begin to think how important it is to give out some genuine hugs. Giving someone your complete attention for an afternoon could mean more than anything you could pick up at Macys. Tis’ the Season!

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Virgo (8/23-9/22)

In December mercury retrograde slows you down tossing snags in the direction of your carefully laid plans and precise schedules. Don’t get frustrated. Relax and enjoy the moment. Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 19th enabling you to put together a five year career and budget plan that you can realistically put into action in 2018. You plan some serious entertaining for New Years, bringing back some old friends and familiar faces you haven’t seen in awhile.

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Libra (9/23-10/22)

December brings fun and unleashed abandon. You may have some important professional news to share on Christmas Day. It can’t help but be good. New Years brings in a surprise from loved ones in your past. At midnight, be sure to answer the phone.

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Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

December brings a month to remember. Talk about Merry! The icing on the cake could be a reunion of sorts. Who is it that you haven’t heard from in on so long? On Christmas Day treat yourself to some reassuring loving relatives and friends. Keep every receipt because Mercury is retrograde for everyone during shopping time. Either it won’t fit, the color will be wrong, or they’ll already have one. Trust me on this! New Years is gay and glorious.

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Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

December brings a busy time, romance and all. Even though Mercury is retrograde, the worst you can expect is a traffic jam, a flat tire, or long lines at the airport. Don’t fret if you’re in a long distance relationship and it heats up now. People move cross-country and even over-seas everyday. Relax and give it all time. Happy New Year.

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Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

December brings some secrets out into the open to entice you out of the dark, no matter how difficult it may be. The Holidays can be tough at times. You know who to call for comfort. Don’t allow your pride to stop you. New Years brings it all out into the open.

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Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

December brings fun loving parties, gatherings and dinners, If you can get five hours sleep, that’s good. Enjoy, tis’ the Season. Bring your loved ones close, especially if you haven’t seen them recently. Your heart needs a “fix.” Happy travels in 2018 and Happy New Year.

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Pisces (2/19-3/20)

December brings you an oh-so-lucky time. If you’ve wanted to get on the good side of a higher-up, there’s no time like the present to spend time with them. You want to pull out all the financial stops for Holiday time, and you’re famous for extravagance. Put the breaks on and be cautious. You always present a fabulous party or gathering. You may be ask to lead a group or function in 2018. People look up to you. Happy New Year Pisces.

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SCORPIO 2017

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AFFIRMATION

This is my lucky year.
I have the ability to be successful in any career I choose!

It's time to fall back with our clocks and prepare for winter.

We may never be remembered for doing great, great things in life, but if we do all little things with Love, we will never be forgotten by a few, and will be remembered with warmth and a smile.

and All Saints Day remind us of Spirit — and the importance of our loved ones

MEDITATION

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Every heartbeat is God's name to me. Every breath of life is ecstasy. Every night is bliss and I awaken in your company. Then dawn plays a symphony revealing to me my personal reality. Every life is a living God to me. Every thing is an expression of God's personality. Every kiss is God's romance and every love is embedded in God's originality.

I hear, breathe, sing and speak of God. Each day your plan reveals it's universal truth. From the past to the future, connected, is how each day shall be. Speaking thy name, I will dwell on you eternally. —Yogi Bhajan

The Sun has entered SCORPIO

SCORPIO energies bring a renewed interest in going within. You become more private and are searching for self-acceptance as well as career recognition. Be determined that early month trauma, fears, pessimism, repression and doubts can be eliminated from your life as you promote a penetrating insightfulness, willpower and the skill to solve mysterious riddles. This is the height of the season. Autumn has truly arrived. Enjoy entertaining and socializing with friends and colleagues. Above all, cultivate the skill of open, empathetic communication in place of subtle, dark deception. Scorpio is an intense sign, and is not in a realm of easy answers, but it always holds the gold key to spiritual transcendence.

Based on the Rune (Self) and Animal (Wolf), November 2017 brings a time of facing your obstacles, jumping over your hurdels that brings forgiveness and new beginnings. Just before Saturn changes signs, and moves into Capricorn on  the Winter Solstice, we reunite with loved ones who may have gone astray or with whom we had some great misunderstandings, with the sole purpose to release, let go, and reunite on clear, new energies. The month of Thanksgiving becomes more important than in times past. Expect phone calls from out of the blue, as well as family gatherings becoming joyous and loving. So drop your  preconceived negativity, resentments, anger, and fear, and come join the party!

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: THE WOLF - Teacher
Wolf, Teacher, Pathfinder
Moon-Dog of my Soul
Howling, Singing,
Teaching us how to know.

Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. Wolf takes one mate for life and is loyal like Dog. If you were to keep company with wolves, you would find an enormous sense of family within the pack, as well as a strong individualistic urge. These qualities make Wolf very much like the human race. As humans, we also have an ability to be a part of society and yet still embody our individual dreams and ideas.

In the Great Star Nation, Wolf is represented by the Dog Star, Sirius, which legend tells us was the original home of our teachers in ancient times. Sirius was thought to be the home of the gods by the ancient Egyptians, and is still considered so by the Dogan tribe in Africa. It stands to reason that Native American people would formulate this same connection and adopt Wolf people as the clan of teachers.

The senses of Wolf are very keen and the Moon is its power ally. The Moon is the symbol for psychic energy, or the unconscious that holds the secrets of knowledge and wisdom. Baying at the Moon may be an indication of Wolf's desire to connect with new ideas which are just below the surface of consciousness. Wolf medicine empowers the teacher within us all to come forth and aid the children of Earth in understanding the great mysteries and life.

November 2017 has drawn the energies of Wolf, enabling you to share your personal medicine with others. Your intuitive side may also have an answer or teaching for your personal use at this time. As you feel Wolf coming alive within you, you may wish to share your knowledge by writing or lecturing on information that will help others better understand their uniqueness or path in life. It is in the sharing of great truths that the consciousness of humanity will attain new heights. Wolf could also be telling you to seek out lonely places that will allow you to see your teacher within. In the aloneness of a power place, devoid of other humans, you may find the true you. Look for these teachings no matter where you are. Wolf would not come to you unless you requested the appearance of the tribe's greatest teacher

Another part of Wolf medicine may be that you are being asked to expand your limited view of a present situation. Doing this may entail a great deal of courage and a willingness to look at new ideas. It could also require that you delete some old ideas to make room for the expansiveness that always comes when you are willing to learn. The gift of wisdom that comes to you when you have walked enough pathways and found enough dead ends to truly know the forest. In the discovery and re-discovery of every inch of ground comes the knowledge that nothing ever remains the same.

You may be aware, in November of 2017, that the stagnation or fear of asserting your viewpoint has bogged down the flow of energy in your life. Wolf is always urging you to seek the teachers and pathfinders that will show you the way to new life experiences. Remember, the teacher or pathfinder may be the still small voice within, as well as a person, a leaf, a cloud, a stone, a book, or the Great Spirit.

To live is to grow, and growing comes through accepting all life forms as your teachers. Become Wolf, and take up the sense of adventure. You may just stop howling and learn to become the Moon.

CRYSTAL FOR NOVEMBER — AMBER and TOPAZ

AMBER – Fossalized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts a positive influence on endocrine system, spleen, heart.  Healing, soothing and harmonizing. Electrically alive with solidified golden light. Stabilizes kundalini awakening. Activates altruistic nature.  Spiritualizes the intellect. Creates inner peace.

 

TOPAZ – (Gold topaz)  BRINGS   Tissue regeneration, strengthens liver, gallbladder, spleen, digestive organs, nervous system. Detoxifies body. Warming, awakening, inspiring abundance. (Blue topaz) Tissue regeneration. Strengthens thyroid gland, enhances metabolism, creating emotional balance. Cooling and soothing. Creates peace and tranquility. Brings creativity and self expresion. Helps with writer's block. Enhances psychic perception. Helps with communication with your Blessed Higher Self and Spirit Guides.

RUNE OF THE MONTH

MANNAZ — The Self

Mannaz represents the starting point which is the Self. Its essence is water, the sign of Scorpio.  Only clarity and the willingness to change is effective now. A correct relationship with yourself is primary, for from this flows all possible correct relationships with others and with the Divine

Remain modest - that is the Oracle's counsel. Regardless of how great may be your merit, be yielding and devoted, moderate and correct, for then you have a true direction for your way of life. Be in the world but not a part of it. That is implicit here, however do not be closed, or narrow, or judging. Remain receptive to impulses flowing from the Divine within and without. Here you might contemplate the words from Hamlet: "To thine own self be true." These words also may be contemplated, "strive to live the ordinary life in a non-ordinary way." Remember at all times what is coming to be and passing away, and focus on that which abides. Nothing less is called for from within you now. November will be a time of major growth and rectification, and as a rule rectification must come before progress.

This is not a time for trying to gain credit for accomplishments, but rather to seek to fulfill the time span, content to do your tasks for the task's sake which is the meaning of imminent activity. This will be more of a problem for those whose eyes are always on the goal than for those who have not forgotten how to play and can more easily and readily lose themselves in doing the work for its own sake. Herein lies the secret of experiencing a true presence.

If you take Mannaz, the Rune of Self, and cut it down the middle you have the Rune for Joy with its mirror image. There is a subtle caution here against carelessness. The dancing acrobatic energy of balancing is called for in November 2017. The Self is required to balance within the Self. Do Nothing in excess was the second phrase written over the temple in Delphi. The first phrase was know thyself. With these works the order of the Runes begin.

Above all - this month of November - do not give yourself airs. The momentum of past habits is the challenge here. In the life of Spirit you are always at the beginning.

sun-solsticeThis has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!




(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

STARGAZING FOR SCORPIO 2017

Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

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SCORPIO

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The November 4th Full Moon in Taurus brings a Sun Neptune trine on the Full Moon. This is the best time to write down new ideas, get rid of bad habits and addictions and finish up your uncompleted projects. It’s going to get serious!

November 18th New Moon in Scorpio brings a time when these Scorpio energies will be your best friend. You’ll be supported if you want to change and transform your life. It’s time to clean up and clear out – both your living space and your house within. Start something new.

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THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

You won’t be bored in November, Aries, or lonely. Dash through the month with a partner, and partners will be easy to come by. You gain fire and passion in your relationships. Finances are on your mind so make a plan and budget your funds and time.

bullTaurus (4/21-5/21)

If you’re trying to keep your feelings for a certain person under wraps, you won’t be able to much longer. This person may demand to know what’s going on and just where they stand in the relationship. So fess up! If someone asks you out after work, why not go? Have some fun; and realize you’re surrounded by kind, kindred spirits. If you have a lot of paperwork and finances to put in order, do it now, before Mercury retrogrades in early December.

twinsGemini (5/21-6/20)

Thanksgiving is a time when you may visit someone you’ve been putting off for far too long. Lovely! A long-lost friend could crash the Thanksgiving feast as well. A long, financial dispute may come up just before the Holidays. It won’t be easy to ignore. Do yourself a favor and tackle it head-on. It’s the only way you can find some peace.

crabCancer (6/21-7/22)

November brings you a whole new cast of friends and creative people. You find new ways to have fun and express yourself. You may receive an SOS from a child or family member who really need some financial help. If you can help without hurting yourself, do it. If not, then do what you can.

lionLeo (7/23-8/22)

November brings a playful time; playmates and recreational activities. You won’t want to sleep unless it’s absolutely necessary, so be sure to keep your vitamins handy. You need a change of pace along with a mental challenge. Someone with a foreign accent could come along to provide it. You’re reluctant to provide any financial details to someone who wants to hear them. That’s very wise, Leo.

virginVirgo (8/23-9/22)

In November, the Holiday Season gets off to a wonderful start conjuring up all kinds of magic – like bringing the old and young together for warm and wonderful family gatherings. Deep spiritual connections and love are possible now. The guardian angels are out on patrol. Don’t go overboard with your credit cards.

scalesLibra (9/23-10/22)

November is a time when you and your appearance will be raising eyebrows. Tact may be one of your famous skills, but it will be hard to come by now. It’s time to be blunt and perhaps a bit painful with you dealings with others. If you’ve been angry for a very good reason, open the throat and let it out. You may be arguing over possessions and personal finances. Don’t opt to play dirty, just don’t play at all.

Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

November mixes work with play with some pretty amazing results. Your creativity is running high, and you could turn a successful hobby into full time work. If not attached, you can expect some new companions to be at your door. Pick a lottery ticket on the 11, 17, or 25. Remember, it only takes one.

Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

November brings a time to connect your past with your future. Decide where to aim your energies then talk to an elder or professional who can help you think “outside the box.” There’s nothing about all this Scorpio energy that remotely thinks of moderation when it comes to pillow talk. Be sure to say “Hi” to the outside world at least once a week. You may need to make a decision about a joint financial matter. Be sure to check with a professional.

Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

You probably expect the same crew at your Thanksgiving Holiday but be sure to provide an extra space or two. If you’ve been longing to meet someone new for some time, investigate and when you find who may be your kindred spirit, get yourself there. If your gut tells you to invest. On any level, go for it. We’re talking about big money here. You may have some testy tines at work at month’s end. Now, don’t huff off until Plan B is in place.

Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

November makes you anything but bored, Aquarius. If you’re delayed for a gathering or a party Thanksgiving weekend, remember the Universe will keep us from places where we should not be. — for our own good, that is. Some new solutions to old problems will be made available to you. Excellent! If you’re in the market for a raise or promotion, this is the time to make your intentions known to the higher-ups. Expect a disruption on the home front or with family matters. You’ve been expecting this, so you’ll be prepared, if not eager for the sudden change.

Pisces (2/19-3/20)

November brings you some grounding energy Pisces. Your relationships are about to deepen in ways you never thought possible. It’s time to experience the magic of true bonding. If you’re looking to get ahead at work, be warned, hard work is the only way to do it. Even your overtime hours could be educational and enjoyable. If you have been waiting and have something to say to someone, after the 28th just buckle up and say it, in no uncertain terms.

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Libra  2017

Libra 2017

 

AFFIRMATION
I bring balance, knowledge, and understanding to all of my endeavors

MEDITATION

CHANGE IS COMING—BUT YOUR LIFE CAN MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

As you accept with patience and surrender the difficulties you encounter throughout life on a daily basis, so will you find flowing into you through the Crown Chakra, a light or life-force which will remove all anxiety and pain, making each day a new experience. This comes to each one of us gently, slowly, as we open ourselves from within to the gifts of Spirit. Occasionally you will become aware of a glow within your heart, or of a light feeling, and you will become aware of the harmony which is shaping your life right now through the power of the Divine.

If you direct the right thoughts to those around you, and begin to put the action of the Law of Love in front of any circumstances you may find yourself in. You will find that these troubles and upsets will gradually smooth themselves out. Events will begin to work more harmoniously for you and you will begin to feel, "God is very good to me." You will begin to realize that within you, as you practice your daily meditations, there is a power building, a feeling of Love, which is helping you actively. This will guide you towards the desired balance of Love, Peace and Harmony within your heart.

This glow within your heart which brings to you such sweet happiness and joy may remain for a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days - and then may disappear. Never fear for slowly this power and gratitude will increase within you. As your life continues, you will experience this renewing energy more often, for you are Ascending up a spiral of light and vibration which will eventually bring you, as a Daughter or Son of God, into the kingdom of eternal light and bliss.

—Elizabeth Joyce

May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.

October brings a difficult time for many, but a beneficial outcome to your endeavors. However, there is a warning not to allow this temporary state to "go to your head." Watch your Ego so that you do not enrage family members or suffer from anyone's jealousy. Become a fly on the wall, graceful like the Swan, and watch others as you move upward with your own plans, in your own quiet way.

The Sun has entered LIBRA

LIBRA energies bring...Airy Libra is the only Stargazing sign that is not represented by a human or an animal symbol. The scales of justice symbolize the need to balance feminine and masculine principles and reminds us to apply the laws that enable diverse people to mingle amicably. This happy equilibrium can flower only if harmony and tranquility are found and well cultivated. To achieve Librian balance in this autumn cycle, reinforced decisiveness is needed over all other attributes. Try to discover your treasure cove, your place of calmness, of inner serenity and artistic genius, but avoid the shadowy pathways of idle fantisies and superficial dodges from responsibility. Living close to your loved ones, building strong family ties as well as close friendships, will give you peace of mind that an external world cannot guarantee.

Home, family, and the domestic scene are your major themes for October 2017, along with a possible new home or refurbished one, an active social life and opportunities to shine on the job. Jupiter is moving through the end of Libra and enters Scorpio on October 10th. There is always a "change of sign jolt" when a planet changes signs, showing you what may lay ahead for you.  Focus, balance, and new decisions are required of you as your "status quo" may change. This secretive sign will prompt you to drop your motives and fears, take care of your health, and do more service to help others in distress. You'll also enjoy many happy moments with family while entertaining your friends. Include potential networking contacts in this mix because one or more of them will come in handy later on in 2017 or as 2018 opens, to advance your career aims. Also, your fondness for digging out the truth will come in handy. Whatever you choose to do for your career now, it is sure to bring you many hours of satisfaction and pleasure. Your magnetism improves as you make an impression on others that is impossible to ignore.

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL—The Swan—GRACEFULNESS

Swan — The power of woman
Entering sacred space
Touching the future—Yet to come
Bringing to all eternal Grace.

Little Swan flew through the Dreamtime, the veil of light, looking for the future. She rested a moment in the coolness of the pond, looking for a way to find the entry point to the future, the Stargate. This was a moment of confusion for the Swan, as she knew she had happened into Dreamtime by accident. This was her first meditation flight alone and she was a bit concerned about the Dreamtime landscape.

As Swan looked high above Sacred Mountain, she saw the biggest swirling black hole she had ever seen. Dragonfly came flying by, and Swan stopped him to ask about the black hole. Dragonfly said, "Swan, that is the doorway to the other planes of our imagination. I have been a guardian of the illusion for many moons. If you want to enter there, you will have to ask permission of the higher forces and earn the right to do so.

Swan was not so sure she wanted to enter the black hole. She asked Dragonfly what was necessary to earn the entry.  'You must be willing to accept whatever the future holds as it is presented in your life, without trying to change the Great Spirit plan."  Swan looked at her ugly duckling body and then answered, "I will be happy to abide by the Great Spirit plan. I will not fight the currents of the black hole. I will surrender to the flow of the spiral and  what I am shown. Dragonfly was very happy with her answer and began to spin the magic to break through the illusion of the pond. Suddenly Swan was engulfed in the whirlpool in the center of the pond.

Swan reappeared many days later, but now she was graceful, white and had a long neck. Dragonfly was stunned! "Swan what happened to you?"  he exclaimed. Swan smiled and said, "Dragonfly, I learned to surrender my body to the power of the Great Spirit and was taken to where the future lives. I saw many wonders high on the Sacred Mountain and because of my faith and my acceptance, I have been changed. I have learned to accept the State of Grace." Dragonfly was very happy for Swan.

Swan told Dragonfly many wonders beyond the veil of illusion. Through her healing and her acceptance of the State of Grace she was given permission to enter the Dreamtime. So it is that we learn to surrender into the grace and rhythm of the universe and we are able to slip out of our physical bodies into Dreamtime. Swan medicine teaches us to be one with all planes of consciousness, and to trust in the Great Spirit protection.

October 2017 ushers in a time of altered states of consciousness and the development of your intuitive abilities. Swan medicine people have the ability to see the future, to surrender to the power of Great Spirit, and to accept healing along with transformation of their lives.

October 2017 is telling you to accept your ability to know what lies ahead. If you are resisting your self-transformation, relax! It will be easier when you go with the flow. Stop denying to yourself that you know who it is when the phone rings. Pay attention to your inner hunches as well as your gut feeling reactions, and honor the female intuitive side of yourself.

OCTOBER CRYSTAL
OPAL and ADVENTURINE

OPAL

OPAL: Brings tears to those who wear it, unless born in the month of October; then it brings good fortune and luck. Stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional balancer. Enhances intuition. Contains the full spectrum of colors and resonates with all Chakras. Helps bring conscious connection with the Blessed Higher Self.

 

 ADVENTURINE: Variety of quartz. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention, helps weight loss and strengthens kidneys. Purifies the body. Enhances calmness of mind, aids creative self-expression. Brings physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Helps banish fears and phobias. Excellent for meditation, inspiration, peace, calmness, love. Cleanses the throat Chakra and Solar Plexus.

 

RUNE FOR OCTOBER

RAIDO—JOURNEY
Communication, A Journey — Union and Reunion

Raido s concerned with communication, with the atunement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes at the end of a journey when what is above and what is below unite and become one mind. This journey is the journey of the Soul. Moreover, the approach of that which is realized from innermost sentiment rather than the force of circumstances. A simple prayer for the journey of the Soul is: I will to do Thy will.

Such a simple form of prayer is proper, it seems, on almost any occasion. It is a suitable preamble, in particular, to healing. Raido is another of the Runes in the Cycle of Self-Transformation.

Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time we must remember that we are not intended to rely entirely upon our own power, but instead to ask what is right action. Ask through prayer and meditation, through addressing your own knowing, your body and the connection to your Blessed Higher Self knowing, the Witness Self, the Teacher Within. Once you are clear, then you can neutralize your refusal to allow the right course of action to flow through you. Not intent on movement, be content to wait. While you wait, keep on removing your resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from trying to make it all happen disappears.

As always, this journey is towards self-healing and unity. This can include nations with nations, as the  North Korean conflicts build to a dangerous state of affairs. The planet and each one of us are concerned here with nothing less than an unobstructed, perfect union. However, this union with Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Keep within your limits. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self towards the Self.

Trust your own Process _ that is the essence of this Rune. Keep on cutting away the illusions. Stand apart from like-minded others. The notion of safety and strength in numbers does not apply at this time. This part of your soul journey cannot be shared. Innermost feeling, spontaneously expressed, is the only right action now. This Rune urges you to undertake your journey, your quest, and if you have already begun, focus and continue.

This Rune also asks you to be put on notice, particularly with your personal relationships. At this time, ruptures are more likely than reconciliations. Effort will be required on your part. Keep your good humor; whatever happens, how you respond is up to you, and will set the way.

The requirements of your Soul process may totally disrupt what you had intended for yourself this month. Hoped-for outcomes may elude you. Yet, what you may regard as detours, inconveniences, disruptions, blockages and even failures or deaths will actually be re-routing opportunities for you, with union and reunion the only abiding destination.

Don't be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.

THE PRAYER ROOM

Single CandelThis has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!

(We have had thousands of responses.
Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

STARGAZING FOR LIBRA 2017

Dandelion in 3 piece mirror representing the past, present and future

The October 5th Full Harvest Moon in Aries brings Sukkot, the Jewish festival. Relationship issues can come to a head. Duties and responsibilities are more important than your “looks”.

The October 19th New Moon in Libra brings a conjunction with Uranus. This is a particularly restless and unpredictable time. You could get a fine or have some sort of injury in the family. Avoid anything “risky” and focus on balance.

LIBRA:
Polarity: masculine
Sign: Mutable Element: Air
Planetary Rule: 7th House/Venus
Body: Lower Intestines
Focus:
I Am Judging, and bringing harmony and strength in my relationships.

THE PERSONAL SIGNS
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Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

October brings a few days off early in the month. Higher-up have been watching and you could land a nice raise now. With a financial team, you begin to keep track of your finances and strengthen your security. Halloween brings a Pisces Moon and you just love fantasy and disguises.

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Taurus (4/21-5/21)

You’ll be busy through October as there are chances to “get out there and shine.” Time to tend to paperwork and “official documents.” Financial arrangements need to change at month’s end. Make sure they do.

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Gemini (5/21-6/20)

In October somebody new and delightful could be on the menu. Your mission is to acquire some quality time with someone special. Drop all the devices and electronic gadgets. Just enjoy what’s in front of you. As Jupiter moves into Scorpio mid-month you could land a fabulous job that takes up a lot of your time. Keep your mind open to new ideas.

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Cancer (6/21-7/22)

The Universe has big plans for you in October. October brings a social, happy, and lucky time for you. New and unusual friends enter, so prepare to mingle and shake some hands. Keep your finances on an even keel, and don’t touch that nest egg!

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Leo (7/23-8/22)

Patience, patience. On October 10th Jupiter moves into Scorpio, focusing on your home and family matters. You will be even more devastatingly charming than you usually are. Mid-month brings an intensely important financial matter to a head. You’ll be glad you got that paperwork together.

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Virgo (8/23-9/22)

October is determined to fix you single Virgo’s up with someone romantic and exciting. A money matter could turn ugly around month’s end, Virgo, but you’ll be able to turn it around quickly. You’re not responsible, so don’t add fuel to the fire. Keep your head.

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Libra (9/23-10/22)

October brings attraction, so if you’re single and don’t want to be, it’s time to get out and mingle. If you’re in the process of closing a final deal with a higher-up, it’s the perfect time to do so, with surprising success.

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Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

October brings many social invitations, but you may prefer to rest and regroup. Spending time with a trusted friend isn’t a bad idea either. If you’ve reached a breaking point with a friend, whose turned out not to be a friend at all, you will really cut ties and move on. You may make contact with a professional who provide you with the benefit of their expertise to help you along your career path. Congrats!

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Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

Duets are October’s theme song. You are very busy with groups and friendships. Negotiations over career matters go bet mid-month, when the authority of Saturn will be much more supportive and less judgmental. You might just land yourself the deal, for more money than you thought.

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Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

October opens up to a new love interest. Someone you’ve only thought of as a friend may begin to invade your thoughts. Time to admit there’s more than friendship here. You may have found your next partner. If you feel overworked, unappreciated, or unwelcome, you won’t hesitate to find yourself a whole new tribe now, as well you should. It’s possible to raise the career bar!

Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

October brings an expansion of consciousness. Whether traveling, going back to school, or investigating a new belief system, keep your mind open. You meet new higher-ups and authority figures who bode well for your professional aspirations over the coming year.

Pisces (2/19-3/20)

Everything you do will be more fun in October if you share it with someone else. Early on you could meet someone who could turn out to be a soulmate, or at the very least, a terrific friend. After the 10th you begin to feel the urge to broaden your horizons. Your world perspective enters a time of growth over the next two years.

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All Rights Reserved

VIRGO  2017

VIRGO 2017

AFFIRMATION
People inspire me.

MEDITATION

We give you a vision now of your brethren, kneeling around the altar in the temple of the Eight Pointed Star. With the body in the lotus position, they are worshiping the ever-glowing light of the jewel of the White Lotus Blossom. This White Lotus glows in the glory of every heart. The jewel within this lotus - the glow of the Ruby - is pure and still. As you meditate on this you will learn real wisdom. You will learn to go directly to this jewel hidden deep within you, and here, in a timeless flash, you will comprehend the truth. Not with your mind, but with your heart.

(E. Joyce-Giza, 9/27/97)

May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.

The Sun has entered VIRGO

The earth sign of Virgo, symbolized by the Corn Maiden, accentuates the path of personal service and purity. It represents work and service to mankind of the highest order. Through dedication to physical fitness and holistic healing, your body can become a sacred temple for the spirit within, allowing it to emerge into your everyday life. Don't expect miracles overnight, and most Virgo's don't as they are quite practical. Be gentle with yourself as you eliminate those nasty habits of doubt, criticism and worry. Reawaken the wonder of learning and the satisfaction of simple joys, but turn away from the fanaticism that fosters a workaholic temperment or leads you into a hermit-like existence. Efficiency and industriousness are your twin assets, leading to complete success at this time, the beginning of the harvest cycle of the year.at by giving to others you give to and improve yourself, you will always be on the right track.

Virgos usually receive the Zodiac's backlash. They are detailed, organized, methodical, chaste and very insecure. Very critical of themselves, they seem to expect the same from others, which can cause resentment and jealousy. However, they do make up for this with their charm, as they are of the most unassuming variety. Virgo's approach is usually subtle, surprisingly tender, their standards are high, but they ultimately can accept differences and flaws once they get to know and trust you. With a Virgo, trust is never given, it has to be earned.

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From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: THE MOOSE - SELF ESTEEM

Moose,
Help me to honor
The gifts I can give,
And recognize my worthiness
As long as I live.

Moose is found in the North of the medicine wheel, as is the Buffalo. North represents the place of wisdom. Self-esteem is the medicine of Moose because it represents the power of recognizing that wisdom has been used in a situation and that recognition or a pat on the back is deserved.

Moose is the largest member of the deer family and has great strength. The call of the male moose is an awesome thing to hear on a musky spring night. His pride in his maleness and his desire to share his seed with a Moose cow are displays of his sense of self-esteem. The bellow of a male Moose can be viewed as a positive force, since it represents his willingness to tell the world about his feelings.

This tell the world trait contains a joyfulness which only comes with a sense of accomplishment. there is no greater joy than a job well done. This trait is therefore not a seeking of approval, but rather an enjoyment of sharing because of the spontaneous explosion of joy that comes from the deepest part of one's being.

The wisdom woven throughout this scene is that creation constantly brings forth new ideas and further creation. Moose is telling us that joy should be shouted with pride. The wisdom in doing this shouting is that JOY is catching. In a sense, the bellowing is a way for us all to lighten up and give ourselves or each other a well done.

Moose medicine people have the wisdom to know when to use the gentleness of the Deer and when to activate the stamped of the Buffalo. They understand the balance of giving orders to get things done and having the willingness to do things for themselves. The wisdom of Moose medicine is akin to the Grandfather Warrior who has long since put away his war paint and is now advising the young bucks to cool their blood.

Moose medicine is often found in elders who have walked the good earth and have seen many things on their Earth Walk. Their joy lies in being the teachers of children, and in being the first ones to give encouragement. This is not to say that Moose medicine people do not use their wisdom to warn as well as to give praise, because they do. Moose medicine people know what to say, when to say it, and to whom!

The elders are honored in tribala law for their gifts of wisdom, for their teaching abilities, and for the calmness they impart in Council. If you are wise beyond your years and have the gift of Moose medicine, use this gift to encourage others to grow. There are may facets to the wisdom of Moose medicine.

September, 2017, brings Moose into the vibration for the close of this era and the new beginnings of the opening era, beginning on the Fall Equinox, to remind us about strength and endurance in the coming months. If you have reason to feel you've accomplished something on your life journey then be sure to jump for joy. This may be a habit you have broken, a completion of some sort, an insight on a goal, or a new sense of self that you have fought hard to earn. This is a time for feeling harmonious pride, and of recognizing those who have aided you in this process.

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CRYSTAL FOR SEPTEMBER — SAPPHIRE and TOURMALINE

sapphireSAPPHIRE  – Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary gland, thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/spirit. Stimulates psychic ability, clarity and inspiration. Enhances creative expression, loyalty and inner love. Aids connection with your Blessed Higher Self and your Spirit Guides. Strengthens will. Dispels confusion and expands awareness. Excellent stone to hold during meditation.

tourmaliTOURMALINE  –

Aids in balancing of endocrine system. Aids with sleep cycles. Strengthens, vitalizes body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear and negative conditions providing a strong, protective influence. Creates inspiration and helps with focus and concentration. Enhances sensitivity and intuitive understanding. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic. The various colors of Tourmaline  will activate and align the corresponding Chakras.   (Black - Root Chakra,  Watermelon, red-green - Root & Solar Plexus Chakras,  Green - Solar Plexus Chakra,  Blue-Throat Chakra,  Red/Pink - Root & Heart Chakras)

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RUNE of the Month - ODIN — The Unknowable


Blank is the end, blank is the beginning. This is the Rune of total trust and should be taken as exciting evidence of your most immediate contact with your own true destiny which, time and again, rises like the phoenix from the ashes we call fate.

Odin can portend a death. But a death is usually symbolic, and may relate to any part of your life as you are living it now. Relinquishing control is the ultimate challenge for the Spiritual Warrior.

Here the Unknowable informs you that it is in motion in your life. In that blankness is held your undiluted potential! At the same time pregnant and empty, it comprehends the totality of being, all that is to be actualized.

With the Blank Rune appearing in September of 2017, the energies will bring to the surface our deepest fears as the problems and results of the lies and cover ups coming out of the White House. Will I fail? Will I be abandoned? Will it all be taken away? Will I make it through this upsetting time? Yet, within that blankness, within the center of our fears, is our highest good, our truest possibilities and all of our fertile dreams.

Willingness and permitting are what this Rune requires, for how can you exercise control over what is yet not in form? Whatever is coming can never arise from the known! Once again, this Rune often calls for no less than an act of courage to be willing to jump into the void of the unknown. September 2017, will surely be lived as an act of faith for many, as the Cosmos wield their dark power to unveil whatever has been hidden.

If Karma represents the full total of your soul vibration and lives thus far, everything you have ever done, the limits on what you are and will become, then it may be useful to see this Rune as the path of karma. Yet, from the spiritual perspective, even the very depths of old karma shift and evolve as you shift and evolve. Nothing is predestined! There is nothing that cannot be avoided. If, indeed, there are matters and secrets hidden by the powers that be, you need only remember, what beckons to you is always the creative powers of the unseen and unknown.

Whenever this Rune appears, take heart. It is the source from which flows the energies for self-change. Know that the work of self-transformation is progressing within the world and within you.

Don't be afraid to make the leap or take the chance.

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This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!

(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

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STARGAZING FOR VIRGO 2017

The September 6th Full Moon in Pisces brings a time to get to work. Time to finish up projects that have come to their natural completion.

The September 19th New Moon in Virgo brings a time when we can be critical, worrisome, and hard to please. It’s a good time to begin to care for your body, figure, and excess weight.

VIRGO:
Polarity: Feminine
Sign: Mutable Element: Earth
Planetary Rule: 6th House/Mercury
Body: Digestive system
Focus: Meticulous, discerning, service-oriented

PERSONAL SIGNS

 Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

September brings a focus on your body and well being Aries. Day’s off from work won’t be easy to come by. It’s a hard working and busy month, but friends could help with a little down time. If you stay on top with your finances, you could be pleased with the outcome at month’s end.

 Taurus (4/21-5/21)

Playmates and romance is on your mind as September opens. You may not have much free time, but you won’t mind a bit. Socializing and curling up with your sweetie at home are on fire. As you look at finances, you figure out how to lessen the load of your responsibilities. The energy of Venus and Uranus bring surprises for you throughout the month.

 Gemini (5/21-6/20)

The problem you worked on last month continues through mid-September. You may have to put your foot down firmly. If you’ve been holding off on telling someone you just adore them, there’s no time like the present. Your lover may just beat you to the punch. Live it up now because you’ll be busy very shortly. If you want to change a hobby into full time work, get out and shake some hands.

 Cancer (6/21-7/22)

September reminds you that it’s time to get organized. Big time! Venus is kicking up a storm, so lovers are experiencing a bit of drama. Arguments over money are entirely possible. This whole money thing you’ve been going through for months now, comes to a close mid-September. Breathe a sigh of relief and relax a bit.

 Leo (7/23-8/22)

Taking care of business will keep you very bust during September, Leo. Don’t allow yourself to be critical over little things with your lover. Keep in mind that we all have annoying habits, even you! It’s time to catch up with that pile of paperwork. Now don’t roll your eyes, you’ll need the accurate balances and accuracy next month.

 Virgo (8/23-9/22)

Time for a get away Virgo. It’s been an intense and serious summer. Spend time with one you love and family as it’s been far too long. Get your resume tog ether and call of an interview appointment mid-month. Polish it up so that your skills and confidence is quite evident. You could find an extremely surprising emotional revelation now. Just don’t fall prey to any sob stories.

 Libra (9/23-10/22)

As September opens, your attention is called to something that needs to be fixed. It could be a relationship that needs repair, and only you can begin the process. You may be too busy with work or group projects to attend to those nearest and dearest, but that will soon change. Your partner will be loving and supportive, nonetheless. After the Fall Equinox there could be an urgent financial matter brought by a loved one. Make sure you get all the facts before you did into your rainy day fund.

Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

If you ever thought of performing, September is the month to show off a bit. If you’re trying to get back together with someone, but not having much luck, listen to your intuition. Are you really meant to be together? A lucky break arrives around the 15th.

Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

September brings work, work, work. The energies insist that you get your chores and obligations done before you get to play. You could manage a weekend to escape and have some fun. If there’s someone you’d like to meet and get to know, set up a luncheon date soon. The Equinox is the perfect time for career recognition and to make your case to the higher-ups.

 Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

You may be on your way to finding an entirely different path is life, Capricorn. You could move and begin an entirely new life. You could simply change your mind on an issue that’s near and dear to you. This will create a whole new you. The 15th is the weekend to spend with your lover. The emotional Moon and Venus are on duty in the area of intimate relationships. Need I say more? You could make a drastic change in your home or career life at month’s end.

 Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

As September opens, serious Saturn is on duty, asking you to be the leader and take on responsibility. If you have the stamina and strength, take it. It’s time to make your mind up about someone who’s brought a lot of drama into your life lately. Don’t be afraid to tell them off and add a little drama yourself, if that’s what it takes. As independent as you are, you might before you make any money-oriented decisions you might at least try to pay attention to someone whose wisdom in the financial arena is far more extensive than your own.

 Pisces (2/19-3/20)

September’s Full Moon in Pisces on the 6th brings you some quite unexpected news. You know, the kind you’ve been waiting for but had just about given up on. See? You knew it all along. It pays to keep your spirits up and a positive attitude. The new Moon on the 19th brings a discussion about business partnerships. Make sure it’s with someone who’s qualified and determined, like yourself.

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LEO  2017

LEO 2017

AFFIRMATION
Prepare to take a bow. That long, difficult task is almost complete.

MEDITATION

Yellow RoseMEDITATION FROM THE HEART

Every heartbeat is God's name to me. Every breath of life is ecstasy. Every night is bliss and I awaken in your company. Then dawn plays a symphony revealing to me my personal reality. Every life is a living God to me. Every thing is an expression of God's personality. Every kiss is God's romance and every love is embedded in God's originality.

I hear, breathe, sing and speak of God. Each day your plan reveals it's universal truth. From the past to the future, connected, is how each day shall be. Speaking thy name, I will dwell on you eternally.

Yogi Bhajan

May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.

AUGUST brings vacation time and a plan for new beginnings. It's time for your prosperity to begin. Based on the Rune (Initiation) and Animal (Hawk) chosen as the vibration - August, 2017 brings bold contact between Jupiter and Pluto and then continues with the long-anticipated Full Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo - representing final endings. This eclipse will paint a brilliant path across the United States beginning in Oregon and exiting at Charleston, SC. Both of these events will affect the nation as a whole, as well as individual, for the short or long-term. Do not try to hang on to the old ways or grieve over your past. You will be disappointed and possibly create losses if you try to do so.

You are creating a new reality, and that means that the old paradigms must be released, bringing you to a new plateau, so that by early September you'll be well on the way to a brand new life style.

The Sun has entered LEO

The fiery sign of LEO has an inside track on love, power and the Universe. One of the best routes you can take is heart-focused meditation. Anything you can do to enhance the purity of your ideas and creativity will bring you rewards. Developing and using your creative abilities creates an energy flow within you that triggers that same flow to others when they encounter the work you have done. Music, acting and temporal forms of artistic expression that involve an audience as you create, brings you an especially potent technique. Engaging in sports activities brings joy and enthusiasm and at its best, brings playfulness to both spectators and players. Taking on a leadership role will challenge you to bring forth your best, Leo. Working and playing with children can also trigger spontaneity within for the benefit of everyone involved. Children respond the best when someone is able to touch their minds and hearts to draw them out. Their relative openness, especially when young, will allow you to open your heart as well. No matter what you do, if you realize that by giving to others you give to and improve yourself, you will always be on the right track.

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL—HAWK

Hawk, messenger of the sky,
Circle my dreams and teach me,
Your message as we fly.

Hawk is akin to Mercury, the messenger of the gods. Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant, to look at your surroundings. Observe the obvious in everything that you do. Life is sending you signals.

Life is the Intiation. The Hawk in August 2017 brings to us a clue about the magic of life which is being brought to you. This magic can imbue you with the power to overcome a currently stressful or difficult situation. The test is your ability to observe the nuances of power lurking nearby. Is the power the talent you were born with but are not using? Are solutions always hard to find because you have lost the broader vision of the Hawk? Or is the Great Spirit bringing to you a gift that only you have to choose to receive? Have the rainbow colors of the morning inspired you to create? Or has the gloominess of the situation left you earthbound, unable to hear the voice within the raindrops or snow flurries splashing against your window? You are only as powerful as your ability to perceive, receive, and use your talents and abilities.

What is called for here is an intuitive ability to discern the message carried within the cry of the Hawk. The shrillness of the Hawk call pierces the state of unawareness, and asks you to seek the truth.

The Ancients recognized this magnificent bird of prey as a messenger bringing tidings to their Earth Walk, the Good Red Road, from the world of the grandfathers and grandmothers who lived before them. If Hawk were to magically cry, it was a sign to beware or be aware. This could mark the coming of a warring tribe, the birth of a child, or the celebration of counting a financial coup. When Hawk cries, it signals the need for the beholder to heighten awareness and receive a message.

Hawk medicine is a totem that is filled with responsibility because Hawk people see the overall view. Hawk is not like the Mouse, who sees everything through a magnifying glass. Hawk medicine people are aware of omens, messages from the spirit, and the color of the calling card you gave them three months ago. No detail slips by them unnoticed.

As Hawk has circled and landed in your life this August 2017, you are to be aware of signals in your life - so wake up, notice and receive them. Hawk may be teaching you to grab an opportunity coming your way. On the other hand, Hawk may be bringing you the message that you should circle over your life, and examine it from a higher perspective. From this vantage point you may be able to discern the hazards which bar you from freedom of flight. Remember - Hawk has a keen eye and a bold heart, for Hawk flies close to the light of Grandfather Sun.

AUGUST CRYSTAL: PERIDOT – ONYX

PERIDOT: Balances the glandular system. Aids in tissue regeneration. Has beneficial influences on the heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals and purifies the body. Strengthens bloodstream. Brings overall balance of the mind and body. Aligns the subtle bodies and increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates the mind and thinking process. Accelerates personal growth. Opens new pathways to new opportunities. Helpful when going through sudden change or crisis.

ONYX: Relieves stress and removes negative energies. Balances the male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids in detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Creates desire for higher inspiration and brings it in. Works with the seven chakras and our attitudes, depending on the color of the onyx.

RUNE of the Month - PERTH

INITIATION

Initiation — Something Hidden, A Secret Matter

The heretic of the mystery Rune Initiation points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of Heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird that consumes itself in the fire and then rises from its own ashes. Its ways are secret and hidden.

Deep inner transformation forces are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. An integrity is involved that may be masked, disguised or secret. After all, becoming whole, the means of how to achieve this, is a profound and mystic secret.

On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are quite possible. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolized by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire a broader vision - all this is indicated for the time of bright and lively Leo in 2017. This is the Rune of question.

Another in the Cycle Runes, Perth signifies an intense aspect of initiation. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. This Rune is connected with the deepest stratum of nature and being, which is the bedrock on which your fate is founded. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.

There is a warning here of expecting to much, or expecting things to continue on in the ordinary way. For the old way has come to an end, and you cannot repeat the patterns of the past and not expect to suffer. This Rune puts you on notice to call in your scattered energies and concentrate on your own life in this moment, your own requirements for growth. More important, Initiation teaches you not to focus on the outcome of your actions and desires. Do not bind yourself to the memory of past achievements which will rob you of a true present. Staying in the moment and acting out of the now is the only time when self-change can be realized.


This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!

(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

STARGAZING FOR LEO 2017

The August 7th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius brings a time to complete things that have humanitarian concerns. This is one of the more peaceful eclipses. However, don’t schedule any elective surgery, sign any important documents, or initiate anything important as Mercury is about to retrograde.

The August 21st New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo brings progressive and revolutionary changes. It comes right across the entire US and the effects last for about a year. Personal, fiery, strong-willed leadership that is dominant and full of self-confidence as well as arrogant, over-controlling crowds who are resistant to change.

Mercury retrogrades August 12th through September 5th, 2017

LEO: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Fixed Element: Fire
Planetary Rule: 5th House/Moon Body: Heart, Upper Back
FOCUS:
I Am Magnetic

THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram

Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

August brings in laughter, sharing, and summer fun. If your current relationship is not working out, you are prepared to take action. Money and financial issues take center stage. Time for open discussions to work things out.

bull

Taurus (4/21-5/21)

August may reunite you with someone from the past. It a fun and vacation month, so count on having a fabulous time. Mercury retrogrades, causing you to re-do a work project from the past you thought was complete. Don’t pout, just get it right this time.

twins

Gemini (5/21-6/20)

August brings the tendency to clear out and clean up. You have about two months to ensure that whatever is at the top of your wish-list happens. Travel? Maybe. You may also have to change your mind on an important issue you struggle with. Time to raise your consciousness?

crab

Cancer (6/21-7/22)

August brings an intense energy, and if you’re needing some down time, plan it for the weekend of August 25th, right after the full solar eclipse. The financial changes you are expecting will occur, along with a few surprises. Stay calm! It’s simply time to prioritize.

lion

Leo (7/23-8/22)

August makes you especially fiery and wildly entertaining. If you’re set to do something different with someone, and you don’t feel right about it, then don’t. You owe on one any apologies. You may successfully re-negotiate a financial issue while Mercury is retrograde. Take a shot at it, but gather all your information first.

virgin

Virgo (8/23-9/22)

Over the course of August and two eclipses, a secret you’re holding could be exposed. It may be tough to see it coming. Mercury retrogrades in Virgo, making it tougher to keep track of details. A job offer comes at month’s end. Just be sure it’s secure before you leave the current position.

scales

Libra (9/23-10/22)

August brings two eclipses and dramatic episodes. Try to get some rest in between the confusion. Someone you’ve been seeing casually may tell you they are interested in a whole lot more from you. Higher up may cause stress on the job by asking more from you than you were hired for. Time to make your case.

eagle

Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

Two August eclipses show you that if you’re hiding something, it may not stay hidden for long. Mercury retrograding on the 12th brings voices out of the past. Time for an all-out reunion? Sit tight through the eclipses September brings you the information you need.

archer

Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

The August eclipses bring the focus on other people’s money, finances, and intimate relationships. Since Mercury retrogrades on the 12th, best to put off and large scale purchases until mid-September. Work-wise, use this review time to get all your ducks in a row.

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Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

If you’re feeling like a whole new person, well, put it down on paper. Balancing time at work and time with family is not easy for you, Cap. This you will have to work out over the two August eclipses. Perhaps a more permanent fix is in order. Good fortune arrives at month’s end when you are in the right place at the right time. The Universe is about to pass out a treat, so pay attention to the details that you do so well.

Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

August brings time to play and have fun and you’ll find you have excellent resources, time, and the perfect companion to turn a spontaneous trip into a wonderful memory. The eclipses may bring a delay with finances. If you’re waiting for that loan or mortgage, it could be delayed until mid-September.

Pisces (2/19-3/20)

August brings another Mercury retrograde and two eclipses. Expect to be in contact with at least one someone you think about but don’t see to often. If you want to back out of a certain relationship at month’s end, don’t avoid it any longer. Buckle up, face them, and tell them it’s over. You’ll know just what to say.

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