Archive for February, 2013

Astrology Update: February 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013
Astrological shifts begin the month on February 1st with Mars entering Pisces and Venus entering Aquarius: an interesting mix of two very different energies. Watch out for erupting suppressed anger and strong unconscious emotions with Mars, while Venus brings us an impersonal, though friendly outlook on life, and a need for freedom in relationships.

Mercury enters Pisces on February 5th helping us enhance our intuitions, and imagination. However, watch out for fluctuating emotions and vacillating  decision-making.

On February 10th at 2:20 am EST the New Moon joins Venus and the Sun in Aquarius at 21º43′, while four other planets (Neptune, Mars, Mercury and Chiron) are in Pisces.  With this type of stellium it would be easy to assume that this New Moon will be a bed of Roses for spiritual development in mankind. However, the multitude of aspects suggests that a conscious choice must be made and reflects that dualism still prevails.

It’s time to review or assess your accomplishments, while curtailing new projects as Saturn moves retrograde on February 18th and stays there for five months. Mercury joins this backward motion on February 23rd, going retrograde until March 17th.

We end the month with the Full Moon on February 25th at 3:26 pm EST, 7º24′ Virgo, featuring a grand stellium of five planets in Pisces. (Neptune, Sun, Chiron, Mars, Mercury, with Venus at 29º Aquarius, displaying a bit of both signs)

 The major aspect here is an exact, mutable T square with Sun/Moon in opposition, square Jupiter that may bring crisis due to emotional excess and wanting to achieve too much, too fast. This is supported by the Mars/Mercury square that can bring arguments, irritation and an inclination to jump to conclusions and Moon opposing Neptune, helping you project your emotional confusion.

However, this Full Moon continues to reflect the theme of choice and duality with Sun/Venus conjunct Neptune, Sun trine Saturn, Pluto trine Moon and  sextile Sun. These aspects give us the option of communing with the Divine, spiritual love and understanding deeper levels of conscious, strength of will, power to do good, and emotional regeneration of self and environment.

 

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.

Chinese New Year: Year of the Yin Black Water Snake

Friday, February 1st, 2013

February 10th marks the day for the Chinese New Year in 2013 and the year of the Black Water Snake. Unlike our own New Year’s Day, the Chinese one is not celebrated on the same day every year. Instead, based on a Lunar calendar, it falls on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice.

The first Chinese New Year began in 2600 BC, when Emperor Huang Ti first invented the complex, sixty year Jikkan Junishi calendar composed of ten heavenly stems based on the principal of yin/yang, and the five elements of wood, earth, metal, fire, and water, and the twelve earthly branches based on animals. The year of the Black Water Snake in 2013 is the thirtieth year in the sixty-year cycle.

Because this year is characterized by deep, dynamic, unexpected change and instability, it’s a good idea to be spontaneous, go with the flow whenever possible, and gracefully release old patterns as you move forward in life. In this way you may be able to keep unlucky surprises to a minimum.
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 see her website.

Your First Spiritual Healing Session: What to Expect

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The best way for us to know how to proceed during your first and subsequent Spiritual Healing sessions is to give your auric field, meridians and chakras an energy assessment. By doing so, we can quickly perceive your emotional, mental, psychic and spiritual issues.

Although my healing focus is usually on deep emotional and spiritual purification, our first session together will concentrate on preliminary clearing and cleaning of emotional debris in your aura and chakras, plus a recalibration of your energy field to harmonize with the stellar energies currently raising our planet’s vibration. By doing so, you can relax and begin working with these energies instead of resisting them and thus, help your life to run smoother.

We end your first session with a review of our findings and a discussion on how to proceed with your future sessions.

 

About Your Spiritual Healer                                                                                                                                                                                    Barbara-Lynn Freed is a Mystic, Spiritual Healer and Teacher, who believes in a holistic approach to life, and has a love for helping people understand the mysteries and challenges in their lives.  In 1992 she founded “Awakening the Heart!” spiritual healing practice, and was ordained as an Alliance of Divine Love, interfaith Minister in 1993.  

Her 30 year eclectic background includes a four year apprenticeship in Native American spirituality and healing, and further studies in Dreams, Women’s Mysteries, Archeo-Astronomy, and the Mystical Branches of the World’s Major Religions, plus a cross-cultural study of ancient and indigenous people’s perception of the land, time, and space.  Barbara-Lynn radiates profound inner peace and centeredness. She understands the sacredness of life and experiences the interconnectedness of all things. Through her Alliance of Divine Love ministry she teaches people how to love themselves.

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