Archive for April, 2012

April 2012 Astrology Update

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

This month Mercury turns Direct on April 4th so is a time to work on all the projects you’ve had on hold the last three weeks.   Also in the news: Venus moves from Taurus to Gemini, helping you become more flexible in your relationships, and Pluto turns Retrograde on April 10th, until September 18th, 2012, indicating a good time to turn within and take care of your inner growth and transforming old patterns into new ones.

The Full Moon happens this month on April 6th at
17º 23′ Libra and  in the Northern Hemisphere is known as the Pink Moon that celebrates the return of spring with pink flowers.

The key theme here is creating balance while relating to yourself and others.   With an exact square between Mars & Venus, this is an excellent time to maintain a low profile when relating with loved ones or business partners, as emotions will run high, with the potential for heated arguments.

A close square between Venus and Neptune/Chiron, emphases the need for authentic relationships and personal growth.  With Neptune/Chiron opposing Mars we will need to be on the look-out of what is actually fact and what is an imaging of our over active emotions.

Neptune trine Saturn enhances the idea of staying home alone to do your inner work and meditation instead of going out and raising hoopla with friends on the Full Moon.

The New Moon on 21st April at 1º Taurus is as complex as last month because the heavens have produced another Grand Kite configurationThis time we have the same Grand Trine in Earth signs: Pluto in Capricorn, Sun/Moon in Taurus, and Mars in Virgo, with the Neptune/Chiron in Pisces sextile both the Sun/Moon and Pluto, along with Neptune/Chiron opposing Mars in Virgo.

In summary this complex configuration is reminding us that in this important time of seeding ideas and visions, we need to recognize that the Earth is our Mother and to form Right Relationship with her and all her inhabitants. It’s also an excellent time to use creative visualization to change our cultural dream so it begins to serve humanity instead of colliding with it.  In this way you can ride the higher energies and not get sucked into the doom and gloom of Sun/Moon opposing Saturn.

Book review: Frank Joseph’s Survivors of Atlantis

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Book Review
Right now I am reading a fascinating book that has a fresh, new look of when Atlantis existed and where the survivors of Atlantis went.  If you are open to new interpretations of this famous Land and are able to leave your mythological attachments behind, this may be the book for you.

Author Frank Joseph has done a superb job in Survivors of Atlantis, Their Impact on World Culture by using scientific evidence along with archaeology, mythology, ancient literature, astronomy and geology of many world cultures to bring us an in-depth study of our earliest historical beginnings.

According to Joseph, after several cosmic catastrophes and a ” Mediterranean world war” that was waged against Egypt and her allies, Atlantis sunk only 3,200 years ago.  Joseph also links Atlantis with highly sophisticated copper mining that took place around the US Great Lakes district in ancient times and it’s subsequent connection with the Bronze Age.

By working with the recorded mass migrations of the Peruvian Incas, Celtic Irish, classical Greeks, and the Aztecs of Mexico, Joseph, shows how the sinking of Atlantis is a credible part of our own world history.

 

About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up visit her website.

Bee Totem

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

It certainly seems like we have gone from winter to summer this year with daytime temperatures in the 80’s.  Although many creatures are out a month early building or repairing their homes, I am still a little wary of the weather because I know that we can still have a frost as late as mid April.  So I am waiting to purchase my warm weather annuals until the frost time is past.

A group of little beings that I have seen hard at work already is the bee population.  This is the perfect totem for spring because bees traditionally represent fertility.  This symbolism has come about because of their role in plant pollination.   As bees go from flower to flower pollen attached to their legs is transferred to other flowers creating fertilization.

Bees are also great symbols of productivity, organization and community awareness.   Determined at birth whether a bee will be a queen, drone or worker, bees always know their place in the pecking order of the hive and work tirelessly to preserve the survival of their home and queen.

If bees have shown up in your life recently perhaps you need to examine your own productivity.   Are you too busy and not enjoying the fruits of your labor?  The bee reminds us that if we work consistently to follow our dreams, we can reach the end of our rainbow and savor the honey in our lives.

Here’s a video to help you savor the honey in your life!