Archive for April, 2013

Astrology Update: April 2013

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

We begin the month on  April 10th with lot’s of energy for new adventures from the New Moon, 20º 41′ Aries, at 5:35 am and a stellium of planets in the same sign. (Sun/Moon/Mars/Venus conjunct & Uranus) Although the tendency will be to enjoy life to the fullest, or concentrate volumes of passionate energy on new projects, this Sun/Moon contact calls for pacing your actions so you don’t burn yourself out.

When Pluto turns Retrograde April 12th for the next five months, it will be time to detoxify your body, release old toxic memories, and any material possessions that are no longer needed.

Mercury enters the planetary line-up in Aries on April 13th making us impatient with opposition and delays, and not inclined to follow through on ideas already initiated.

Venus enters Taurus on April 15th reinforcing our emotional security, with the Sun following suit on April 19th,  boosting our ability to ground our physical plans and accomplishments.  However, watch out for a two-week slow down in financial and love affairs when Venus begins opposing Saturn on April 16th.

With Mars entering Taurus on April 20th, although it may reinforce the Venus/Saturn vibe, it will also give you the determination and perseverance needed to keep the ball rolling.

This month we have a Full Moon, partial Lunar Eclipse that promises to upset our apple cart. Eclipses are powerful signposts of healing crises and change, and this month’s eclipse won’t disappoint with a struggle between your conscious will and unconscious feelings. (Moon/Saturn & Mars/Sun conjunction, plus Sun/Moon opposition)

Take attention away from your ego and help someone else. (Venus/N. Node conjunction) It’s time to choose your cup as half full instead of half empty by incorporating the sextiles/trines into your day instead of focusing on the oppositions. (Pluto sextile Saturn, Jupiter sextile Venus, Mars sextile Neptune, Pluto trine Sun/Venus ~ Saturn opposing Sun/Mars, Moon opposing Mars, N. Node opposing Mercury/Uranus)

In doing so, you will activate the Yod (Jupiter/Mercury sextile, both quincunx the N. Node) that can help you to reach toward new spiritual ideas and pursuits through writing, travel and study.

We end the month on April 28th when Saturn makes its closest approach to the Earth, while conjoining the Sun. Although a general activity slowdown is indicated, there is quick recuperation with Sun trine Moon the following day, helping you to calmly address any manifested obstacles.

 

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Spiritual Tenderness

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Although most of us know tenderness as a nourishing outward expression of love or concern for another, this is only a display of affection and not it’s true essence; for tenderness is really a spiritual quality that emanates from you.

This inner disposition reflects a connection and communication with our own loving heart and an ability to be tender and compassionate with ourselves. Then through outward emanations of tenderness we can express love for humanity and nature and enhance all our relationships.

For me the deer totem has always embodied this loving tender energy through it’s other qualities of innocence, gentleness, and trust. By working with deer medicine, we can tune into our own heart’s intelligence. Then, by profoundly developing the  quality of spiritual tenderness we can pass it along to all we know.

 

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Barbara-Lynn Freed has worked at a Spiritual Healer for over twenty years helping clients to raise their consciousness, heal their core issues and develop inner peace.  For more information about her practice or to make an appointment, visit her website.

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Plant Spirit Allies

Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Resurrecting the Old Ways:
Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits
in Right Relationship
 

Shamanic Tutorial Highlight

Since the dawn of humanity, plants have partnered with us as allies, providing life giving food, medicine, shelter, and weapons, along with beauty and enchanting scents to feed our spirit and soul. In this tutorial you will learn how to develop

Right Relationship with our plant relations, how to choose and work with a plant, and great tips to help you with your studies.

 

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.

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Astrology Update: March 2013

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

The first important astrological event happens on March 11th at 3:51pm EST with the New Moon at  21º 24′ Pisces. Here we have a seven-planet line-up in Pisces of Mars, Sun, Moon, Venus, Chiron, Mercury, and Neptune. It’s a good time to listen to your dreams, and hone your psychic skills. (Mercury/Chiron/Neptune conjunction) The Venus/Chiron conjunction brings synchronous encounters that give way toward your next life step in this new cycle of experience. The Venus/Sun/Moon conjunction brings a happy, energetic disposition, but be careful not to burn yourself out with too much activity with Mars in Aries, also conjunct Sun/Moon.

This New Moon also features a Yod (Saturn/Pluto sextile/quincunx Jupiter) that allows you to analyze your potential/situations realistically, while taking advantage of uncertainty.

We celebrate Mercury going direct on March 17th , and the Spring Equinox on March 20th.

With Venus entering Aries March 21st, watch out for aggressive self-expression and competitiveness in relationships. Then things really heat up for a week on March 22nd when Mars conjoins Uranus/squaring Pluto. This combination can bring accidents, rebellion against constraints, and drastic and sudden change.

Although the Full Moon, 6º 52′ Libra, occurring on March 27th at 5:27am, would like you to find balance in your relationships, this will be difficult to achieve with Mars/Uranus/ Sun/Venus, all conjunct in Aries. Expect impulsiveness, rebelliousness, intense activity, drastic and sudden change, emotional outbursts, and sudden attractions. However, if you manage to restrain yourself you can work with the Sun/Uranus energy to venture out into the higher realms, helping to activate the Pisces stellium of Chiron, Mercury & Neptune. These planets will help you delve into your unconscious mind and psychic awareness.

The last important configuration of the month happens on March 28th with Pluto squaring Sun/Venus/Uranus/Mars for the next three weeks. Look out for arguments, control issues, and people/social conditions interfering with what you want to do. Try to keep a lid on your emotions while you release patterns that no longer serve your best interests.

 

Book Review: Frank Joseph’s Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric American

Sunday, April 7th, 2013
I always love to read books that give me new information in a clear, concise and direct manner. Frank Joseph’s book:

Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America:
The Lost Kingdoms of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippians, and Anasazi

certainly was not a disappointment, as it filled in several missing links in my knowledge of ancient America, by unveiling the mysteries of who these pre-history people were, where they came from and why they vanished.Through archeology, scientific data, archeo-astronomy, and mass migration patterns, the author is able to link the Adena civilization with the Celts, Hopewell with the Japanese, Mississipians with the Maya, and the Anazazi with people from Peru.

This was a fascinating read from beginning to end with far too much detail for me to convey in this short book review. If you want to understand more about these lost civilizations beyond conventional history, I highly recommend you read this worthwhile book.

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.

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