Archive for November, 2012

The Benefits of Accepting Personal Responsibility

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Accepting responsibility for your life can be profoundly transformational, as it enables you to live consciously and be in charge of everything that happens to you.

The keys to this enlightened way of life are through self-examination with a commitment to change.

When you take responsibility for all your decisions, mistakes and life situations, you generate freedom from the cycle of blaming others for your problems and becoming a victim.

By harnessing self-awareness, clear perception of who you are and conscious choice, you become empowered to change the course of your life. In this way you can understand your weaknesses, build on your strengths, and make necessary improvements to your character.

By taking full responsibility for all of your actions and non-actions, and by owning all of your personal issues, you will empower yourself and move towards creating a fruitful life.


 About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has worked as a Spiritual Healer for over twenty years helping clients heal their core issues, raise their consciousness and develop inner peace.  To find out more about her practice and how to make an appointment visit her website.

Astrology Update: November 2012

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

We begin the month with Mercury turning retrograde at 6:04 pm EST on November 6, Election Day, until Nov. 25th. Because Mercury Retrograde is a time of delays and communication screw-ups, it will be very interesting to see how Election Day turns out. The last time this happened during a Presidential vote, Al Gore lost his win to George Bush.

We also have two Eclipses this month. The first one, a Total Solar Eclipse, conjoins the New Moon at  21º 57′ Scorpio, on Nov. 13th at 5:17 pm EST and can only be seen in northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. Hold onto your hats with this very transformative Scorpio Solar Eclipse, as it may portend the restructuring of traditional cultural values, and concepts.

The close aspects of this month’s New Moon support this general outlook. Uranus quincunx Saturn promotes the theme of Freedom vs. Responsibility, helping us to confront authority, overcome restrictive tradition and take the time to effect change in our lives. The North Node conjunct Mercury, along with Neptune squaring the Node/Mercury reflects our struggle to maintain duality. However, Uranus trine Mercury gives us independent thinking outside of the status quo, while Neptune sextile Mars and trine Saturn help us heal, develop clairvoyance, meditation and insight. And finally, Pluto sextile Saturn gives us the opportunity to regenerate society and ourselves through the use of wisdom, discipline and hard work.

The second, a Full Moon, partial Lunar Eclipse occurs on Nov 28th at 9:33 am EST at 6º 40′ Gemini and can be seen in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Asia. Communication will be in the forefront with our Gemini Moon, however, being quincunx to Venus, Mars, Saturn and Pluto, our emotions are in for a bumpy ride. Themes here deal with self-approval,  balancing action with consideration for others, and emotional maturity/rigidity. Saturn makes an uncomfortable situation even more so with a quincunx to Uranus, highlighting the theme of freedom vs. responsibility.

With Saturn conjunct Venus we need to be careful not to get down in the dumps. However, duality prevails with six sextiles that help lift us out of our emotional roller coaster.

Moon sextile Uranus helps us let go of the past, while opening to new opportunities, fun and excitement. Mars sextile Venus/Saturn adds harmony, endurance and practicality. Capping it off, hard work and discipline prevail with Pluto sextiling Venus/Saturn also giving us stability through regeneration.

And the Rest…

Neptune goes Direct on Nov 11th bringing in clarity of thought and helping you move forward with your worldly goals.

Venus moves into Scorpio on the 23rd – 17th Dec. heightening our sexual desires, passion and lower emotions in close relationships.

Mars moves into Capricorn Nov 18th – 27th Dec. giving us practicality, discipline along with professional ambition.


About Your Astrologer… Barbara-Lynn Freed has studied and worked with astrology for over thirty years.  Her personal readings specialize in  discovering your Karmic issues, your Evolutionary Goals and your Life’s True Purpose, while helping you to gain insight into how to grow and change within your current life dynamics.  For more information and to have your chart read, see her website.

Pyramids found in Bosnia

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
When we think about ancient pyramids the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations usually come to mind, however, did you know that pyramids have been found all over the world? Some of these other sites have been found in Peru, Korea, Central China, Sudan, Canary Islands, Greece, Italy and now Bosnia.

Semir Sam Osmanagich, a world-renowned pyramid expert, who has investigated 300 pyramids worldwide with 50 of them being Mayan, has discovered an ancient pyramid complex in Bosnia composed of five pyramids named the Sun, Moon, Dragon, Earth and Love. Each of them is perfectly aligned with the four Cardinal Directions, with the Pyramid of the Sun perfectly aligned with the North Star.

This discovery has certainly put Bosnia on the map for archeological sites as it boasts the oldest pyramids, the largest underground network of tunnels, and the highest pyramid in the world. Osmanagich even found a stone map at the base of one of the pyramids detailing the landscape of the entire site.

Watch this well-done video of Dr. Osmanagich giving a lecture about his latest discovery at the 2008 Megalithomania Conference in Glastonbury England. It is easy to comprehend and has fantastic pictures of the site excavation including pyramids, the tunnel system, stone spheres found in the area and more.

Don’t Have Time To Watch a Movie?  Click here to see awesome pictures of the Pyramid Complex.  Click on the 1st picture you see then, be sure to check out picture #12 to get an idea of the size of these huge Pyramids.
About the Author… Barbara-Lynn Freed has practiced shamanism for over twenty years and offers a 3-year Shamanic apprenticeship entitled Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  Find out more about this worthy program and how to sign-up by visiting her website.