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Astrology Update ~ April 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Hold on to your hats in April for this month promises to be a doozy!, with Pluto turning retrograde, two Eclipses, plus a Grand Cardinal Cross.

With this said, love is in the air on April 5th when Venus moves into Pisces, where compassion and unity reign.  Watch for romance and sensitivity to self and others.

When Mercury moves into Aries on April 7th for two weeks, we may feel more impatient and impulsive than usual.  Be careful not to make hasty decisions that you will regret and make sure you follow-up on all commitments.

Venus and Neptune conjoin on April 11th and heighten our need for sensitivity to spiritual love and understanding.

On April 14th we have a double whammy with Pluto going retrograde for the next five months and a Mercury/Uranus conjunction, both setting the pace for tomorrow’s Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse.  You may feel out of sorts today as Pluto pulls you inward, and the conjunction keeps your mind quick and active.  Listen to your guidance and remember, inner transformation leads to change in your outer world too.

April 15th brings a Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse at 25°16′ Libra, 3:42 am EDT.  Seen from North America, the eclipse will last over an hour. We begin with a stellium in Aries, with two conjunctions

(Sun/N.Node & Mercury/Uranus).  Although obstacles may slow you down, count on intuitive flashes to move you through.

With three planets all conjunct in Pisces (Neptune/ChironVenus)  we have a huge potential for spiritual growth as these planets draw us closer to the highest form of spiritual love, while bringing joy & peace to others.

Moon conjunct N.Node in Libra brings good fortune by being able to go with the flow in all your dealings at home and with women.  A Venus/Pluto sextile and Venus/Jupiter trine enhance the above by bringing in keen perception, balance, harmony, optimism and an understanding that love heals and transforms all.

Although Mars usually likes to be balanced in Libra, in this Full Moon he opposes Mercury & Uranus, allowing us to be vulnerable to explosive outbursts, irritability, undisciplined & impulsive actions.

This Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse also boasts a Grand Square: (Pluto square Mercury/Uranus square Jupiter square Mars square Pluto) and a Grand Cross:  (Mars retrograde opposes Venus/Uranus, Pluto opposes Jupiter) This is huge mix of disorienting energy that will pull at you from several directions.  The key here is to make a choice to move forward with your spiritual development.  Be conscious of all your motivations, and be careful not to force your viewpoints or sexual passions on others.  Sail your ship straight with common sense, moderation, walking your talk, honesty, and discernment in all things. This will probably mark a time of struggle and unrest with the general public and backlash with the powers that be.

April 23rd marks a major crossroad for 2014 with an exact Cardinal Grand Cross in the heavens.  Here we have, Uranus in Aries opposing, Mars in Libra, and Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn, all at 13 degrees.

Again the way through this intense, active configuration is spiritual evolvement and development, as the pendulum can swing in either direction.  Although crosses symbolically denote death and rebirth and the equal armed cross works with grounding and solidification, squares and oppositions denote challenge and conflict. However, Mars being retrograde may mute some of the more aggressive actions of this configuration.

On one hand you are being asked to act and transform yourself and our culture by expanding your vision and perception of life. On the other hand it may also catalyze the powers that be to surge forward with more war, and/or political, social and economic disruption. Earthquakes or volcanic eruptions may also occur.

Also on April 23rd, Mercury moves into Taurus, giving this day some practical thinking along with common sense.  Perhaps this Mercury sign change will also help tone down the Grand Cross aggressive energies with its dislike of conflict.

April 25th gives us a Grand Water Trine to help smooth choppy waters with Moon in Pisces, Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio.  Look for common sense in all matters, and forward movement in spiritual development of the masses.

And finally, on April 29th we have the New Moon/ Solar Eclipse at 8°52′ Taurus, 2:14 am EDT.  Although the Grand Cross is still in effect, this New Moon/Solar Eclipse also ushers in a spiritual awakening of humanity that will unfold over the next six – twelve months.

Easy aspects brought into play are:  Neptune sextile Sun/Moon, Mercury sextile Jupiter, Pluto trine Sun/Moon/Mercury, Mercury conjunct Sun/Moon in Taurus, with Neptune/ Chiron conjunct, plus Venus in Pisces.  Quincunxes Mars/Sun and Mars/Mercury teach us to be less aggressive in our actions and thoughts.

 

Have Your Senses Become More Acute?

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Since we have stepped over the threshold into the 5th World many of you may have begun experiencing subtle or dramatic changes to your senses.  Do not be alarmed as this is simply how your body is adjusting to the intense higher frequencies currently bombarding our planet.

If you are finding that loud noise like babies crying, dishes clanking, background sound in restaurants or even some people’s voices hurt your ears and nervous system; you can find relief by using earplugs.  Or perhaps your hearing has expanded to include psychic sounds such as telephone ringing before it actually rings, faint voices in a quiet background, or celestial music and singing.  No, you’re not going crazy!  These are simply indications that you are opening to higher dimensions.

Likewise, you may begin to see things from the corner of your eyes, colors or auric fields around people, plants, animals or even inanimate objects.  Or you may find yourself avoiding crowds, certain types of food and odors.

When these changes occur it is very important to listen to your body and accommodate its needs.  Remember, the shift happening now requires that we become more sensitive to our own subtle nuances, as well as our surroundings.

The best way to work with these changes is simply to go with the flow and not resist.  Becoming more consistent with meditation or yoga regimes will help your body realign smoothly.  Sound attunements via crystal bowls or chanting may also help, as well as periodic energy attunements.

Having Problems Sleeping?

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Welcome to the 5th World!

Since the ending of the Mayan Calendar and the Fourth World, many people have commented to me that their sleeping patterns have changed.  No longer can they sleep through the night uninterrupted or fall asleep easily. Or like me, they need far fewer hours of sleep each night.

Why is this happening?  Because the Fifth World is ruled by the element of Ether or Spirit, the old ways are no longer working.  Our life pace has quickened and we are being challenged to change ourselves in all facets of our lives.

As shown in previous newsletters, NASA has reported that as a result of a hole in our magnetosphere, (layer of Earth’s atmosphere that protects us from solar winds), we are constantly being exposed to larger amounts of solar radiation and plasma, thus disrupting our sensitive nervous system and bio-electric energies.  Although these same energies are also raising our consciousness, this process forces us to release and transform old emotional and mental patterns.  In doing so our sleep cycles may be disrupted as our body and psyche realigns itself.  We can also awaken from violent or unpleasant dreams as we purge our unconscious of persistent negative patterning.

This subconscious, psychological and emotional purification can also cause us to feel compelled to fall asleep at unusual times during the day.  So if you can, please allow these periods of deep sleep to occur as they help acclimate and integrate your body during these energetic transitions.

Mayan Prophecy & Our Shift in Consciousness

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

According to the Maya, the December 21, 2012 Sunrise marks the first time in 26,000 years that our Sun, on its ecliptic path, will be in conjunction with the intersection of the Milky Way at our Galactic Center. This alignment forms a Cosmic Cross, and is considered by the Maya to be an embodiment of the Tree of Life, a sacred tree that is remembered globally in all spiritual traditions.

The Maya also say that this alignment opens a portal that allows cosmic energies to flow through the earth, purifying her and all her inhabitants, and raising everything to a higher vibration. The Maya call this the beginning of the  5th Sun or the next World Age. They say that this 5th Sun will be dominated by the influx of Stellar energies, the element of Ether, and changes in the fabric of time.

Mayan Calender

 

However, like in all astrological phenomena, things don’t just happen, there is always a period of transition before and after an occurrence. And in this case the lead-time has been building for approximately 25 years and creating a subtle, though powerful shift in our consciousness and vibration.

There have been many Planetary Configurations during those 25 years. that have helped the shift to develop, however, since this article is limited in scope, I have selected a few that are either occurring now or will be occurring in the near future that may help you to understand what’s going on.

The New and Full Moons are extremely important as they give us a huge download of Stellar energy every month that helps initiate us into the shift. In the last few months their themes have worked with releasing duality and our old emotional patterns, while helping us to move forward by offering new perceptions of reality.

In Feb. 2012 Neptune moved into Pisces (the sign it rules) and will be there for the next fourteen years. From this we should expect to see the advancement of spiritual awareness, providing more peace in the world, along with many of us developing clairvoyant faculties.

Although Pluto/Uranus remain square to each other until 2015, this year they formed two exact squares on June 24th and September 19th. Squares denote tension and challenge and this configuration is bringing up our core issues to be healed. Pluto is the planet that tears everything down first, and then builds something new from its ashes of destruction. Uranus is a planet that needs unbridled freedom to initiate the new.

Together they are associated with cultural upheaval and change. It’s a time to know how you want to transform your life to move forward. The main message here is go with the flow, and don’t get caught in the undertow. In this way we can ride the wave instead of feeling submerged in fear or resistance.

planets

An Extremely Rare Mutual Reception between Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn forms when Saturn enters Scorpio on October 5th and continues until Christmas Eve 2014.  A Mutual Reception means that two planets are in each others ruling signs, which indicates challenge that must be overcome before success is accomplished.

The challenge denoted here, focuses on power struggles between people and government to gain authority, and further unrest in the global economy. However, once these energies are balanced, there is the promise of reorganization of financial structures and government that serves humanity instead of serving itself.

And finally on Winter Solstice 2012, we have an astrological configuration called a Yod or sometimes named the “Finger of God or Destiny”.  A Yod is comprised of two quincunxes (difficult & awkward aspects) and a sextile (easy flowing aspect), however in a Yod, the difficulties of the quincunxes are transformed into something special. In this case, the Exact configuration of Dec. 21st, 2012, has Pluto at 9 degrees Capricorn & Saturn at 9 degrees Scorpio sextile to each other, while both are quincunx to Jupiter at 9 degrees Gemini. Jupiter is the Apex planet or focal point for these energies.

Generally speaking a Yod entails a choice of two roads, yet not knowing where either one will take you.   Following instinct, we simply find ourselves veering off onto another path and changing the course of our lives.  Although undefined, the new direction has actually been gathering strength for many years. And after activating the Yod, you soon realize that you have a hidden knowledge of how to proceed and be successful.

So it looks like humanity will be able to act on transforming and restructuring its philosophy of life and move forward in a new direction.

Coupled with the Pluto/Saturn mutual reception, the Yod of 2012’s Winter Solstice alludes to a time when we have the power to regenerate ourselves and the world from unrest and chaos through discipline and hard work, while learning to look at situations realistically, release our fears and dogmatic attitudes and move toward new opportunities. This reflects the Mayans view of a time for awakening and moving into a higher state of consciousness.
Although the Sun’s conjunction with our Galactic Center has been widely publicized, most do not know that the Mayan elders and day keepers also say that on the Winter Solstice 2012 our Sun will also be in exact alignment with the Center of the Universe.

Agreeing with the ancient Vedic seers, the Maya feel there exists a massive energetic network that travels throughout the universe and transforms every 13,000 years. Although, Solar, male rays from our Sun, and feminine rays from our Galaxy’s Core are our primary connections to this network, we also receive neutral rays from the Universe via our Galaxy’s Center. According to the Maya, this is a time of transformation for this stellar network.

Earth's magnetic shield

These ideas are also supported by the decrease of both the Earth’s magnetic shielding and our Sun’s Solar Wind and is reflected in NASA’s 2008 report on the increase of  “Space Weather” due to the instability of the Earth’s magnetic shield. NASA also stated that the solar, windshield that protects us from stellar radiation has been decreasing since the 1990’s.  As a result of these phenomena NASA warned that we should expect much stronger geomagnetic storms in the future.   With the increase in Stellar Light coming to the Earth in the form of cosmic and galactic radiation, our planet’s vibrations are moving into a higher frequency, thus catalyzing an evolutionary shift with all life on Earth.

 

So What Are These Evolutionary Implications?

With the element of Ether (Spirit) coming into focus during the  Fifth Sun, there will be an upliftment of everyone’s energy, enabling us to transform darkness into Light.  As this shift inevitably raises your consciousness, you will learn to live life, as Spirit, without separation between the two, become closer to nature, become sustainable in all facets of your life, and change your perceptions, allowing you to see the sacredness of all life.

Releasing emotional conflict will also become a priority, as well as, taking full responsibility for all of our actions and non-actions. As we change, we will become more Heart Centered, learn from a place of joy, release the drama from our life experience and feel unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and humanity.

And we will also sense a dimensional shift of time and space. Although material form will still persist, our rigid belief system of linear time will be transformed to living in the present moment.  Here, our conditional perceptions, judgments, and reactions will shift to a more enlightened approach, by becoming an observer of life, instead of being emotionally attached to our dramas with people, situations and events. We will achieve a sense of ease, wondrous possibility, and positive thinking. As our higher consciousness develops we will also choose to respond to our environment, instead of reacting to it.

By allowing the new Light frequencies of the Shift to clear away your old emotional debris and thought patterns, you will be transformed into a new State of Being that will magnetize people, opportunities, and circumstances that mirror your new perceptions.

 

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.

 

2012 ~ Ancient Prophecy Fulfilled

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

This Sept. 20-24 2012, there will be a Summit of all global Native Nations in Green Valley Missouri to begin the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy that calls forth peace and balance with Mother Earth to become a way of life for all peoples and countries.

The elders will travel from all over North, South and Central America and their ceremonies will align with sacred sites throughout the globe.  See the heart whelming  video!http://indigenousnativeamericans.com/

 

Astrological Update for the Year 2012

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

January begins with all the planets being direct until Jan. 23.  This is a time to move forward in your lives, clarify your plans and goals, and set positive intentions for the coming year.

Retrograde Mars in Virgo (from January 24th to  April 13th) Offers us an opportunity to gain insight into our unconscious motivations instead of worrying or brooding about personal health issues, work, or our daily lives.   

 February 3rd, Neptune enters its own sign Pisces and will stay there until January 2026. A gateway to higher consciousness in humanity, the abilities of clairvoyance, music, artistic sensitivity, mysticism, and healing will be highlighted, along with the beginnings of a more caring, peaceful society.

From May 14th to June 24th Venus the planet of love, beauty and the feminine principal is retrograde. When retrograde in a person’s birth chart it usually means a challenge in loving oneself, or finding value in who we are. On June 6th during this retrograde period Venus Crosses the Face of the Sun in a rare configuration that happens every 105 -125 years. Called an Occultation it always comes in pairs, both either in Gemini or Sagittarius .The last one happened eight years ago in 2004.

So What Does This Mean?

Past occultations of Venus and the Sun in Gemini have brought about new explorations in communication and brought humanity closer together. The Mayans see the 2012 configuration as an opening to higher consciousness. So if we do our inner work and release old thought patterns that no longer serve us, or the world, perhaps we can bring in the light of the Sun, evolve our consciousness and shift the collective thought patterns of humanity to serve the Earth and its peoples instead of harming them.

Although Pluto/Uranus remain square to each other until 2015, this year they form two exact squares on June 24th and September 19th. If you remember from past newsletters, Pluto is the planet that tears everything down first, and then builds something new from its ashes of destruction. Uranus is a planet that needs unbridled freedom to initiate the new.

Together they are associated with cultural upheaval and change. Personally it’s a time to know how we want to transform our lives, and move forward. In this way we can ride the wave instead of feeling submerged in fear or resistance. The main message here is go with the flow, and don’t get caught in the undertow.

When Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th for about a year, energetic changes in communication and learning can be expected, along with love of philosophy, mind expansion, and new advanced intellectual ideas in society.

An extremely rare Mutual Reception between Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn forms when Saturn enters Scorpio on October 5th and stays until Christmas Eve 2014.  Some astrologers look at the Mutual Reception to mean that the planets behave as if they are in their own signs, however  I see a Mutual Reception as mixed-up energies and a place of challenge before success can be met.

On an astrological chart Pluto rules the 8th House  (joint resources, joint values, power, transformation & death) and Saturn rules the 10th House (authority figures, career, destiny), so this configuration may indicate more power struggles for authority between the people and government, and further unrest in the global economy. However, once these energies are balanced, there is the promise of reorganization of financial structures and government that serve humanity.

Winter Solstice, December 21, when our sun and the entire solar system are in perfect alignment with the center of our galaxy, here on Earth we will also be undergoing an uncommon aspect called a Yod, or sometimes called  “The Finger of Destiny”.

A Yod is comprised of two quincunxes (difficult & awkward aspects) and a sextile (easy flowing aspect). This configuration has Pluto  (9 degrees Capricorn) & Saturn ( 9 degrees Scorpio) in sextile to each other, while both are quincunx to Jupiter (9 degrees Gemini). The Apex planet, in this case Jupiter, is the focal point for the energies.

Generally speaking a Yod entails a choice of two roads, yet not knowing where either one will take you.   Following instinct, we simply find ourselves veering off onto another path and changing the course of our lives.   Although undefined, the new direction has actually been gathering strength for many years. And after activating the Yod, you soon realize that you have a hidden knowlege of how to proceed and be successful.

Coupled with Pluto and Saturn’s mutual reception, the Yod of 2012’s Winter Solstice alludes to a time where we have the power to regenerate ourselves and the world from unrest and chaos through discipline and hard work, while learning to look at situations realistically, release our fears and dogmatic attitudes and move on toward new opportunities.

As discussed in past newsletters, the Mayans see this as a time of awakening and moving into a higher consciousness of reality for mankind. 

 

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.

 

Mayan Prophecies

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

With the Mayan Calendar and year 2012  being at the forefront of  everyone’s mind these days, it’s easy to get carried away with all the negative hoopla running around on the Internet.  I always find that the most accurate information is usually rooted in it’s original source.  So today I bring you words from Carlos Barrios, a Mayan elder, ceremonial priest, and spiritual guide who along with his brother, has interviewed almost 600 traditional Mayan elders in reference to their understanding of the Mayan Calendar and it’s end date.

According to his research Carlos found that all of the confusion about the end date is because anthropologists and others are not interpreting the calendar correctly and are simply making things up.  He says that the world will not end in 2012, it will simply be transformed.

“Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.”

It will be a rebirth of the world  and beginning of the 5th Sun when our Sun crosses and aligns itself and Earth with the Galactic Center of the Milky Way on December 21, 2012.  Carlos says that this phenomenon will  open up a channel for higher frequencies to come to Earth.

He reminds us that this shift in vibration has already begun causing change to consistently accelerate. Now is the time for people to come together in love, light and life to create balance in unity. We need to find similarities with our neighbors and enemies, instead of squabbling over differences.

Carlos says that the 5th Sun will be ruled by the Element Ether that rules spiritual energy and is thought to be brought to Earth by the unusual Solar and Galaxy alignment  in 2012.  However, he also states that the prevailing global forces today are working to block this transformation  through creating fear among the people, environmental havoc, and war.  In this way, they are hoping we will not be ready when the shift occurs.   Carlos says that:

“It’s very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth... it’s a time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything – people, plants, animals.

This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ‘ether’ – the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.

One simple but effective prayer technique is to light white or baby-blue colored candles. Think of a moment in peace. Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders we have in power to make peace.

The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free.  It’s encoded in your DNA.  All you need is within you.  Great teachers have said that from the beginning.  Find your heart, and you will find your way”  

Want to read the original text and get more information?  

 http://www.mayamysteryschool.com/pdf%20files/Carlos_Barrios.pdf  (you may need to cut & paste this)     

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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.

2012: Let’s Take A Deep Breath

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

As we approach 2012, the end date of the Mayan Calendar, we have all observed how our lives have grown more intense. This is due to the higher energies or light coming to the Planet at this time. This light has a vibratory rate much faster than we are used to.

Those of us who are doing inner work are finding that releasing outworn patterns is imperative, because the old ways are not working any longer.  Instead, we must find revelations and healings of self and life at a quicker pace than ever before. Others, who are not as self aware, may react to this phenomenon through agitation or violence.

What can we do to ease the pressures of the times we live in?  The Hopis have a prophecy about our planetary dilemma. They say, “As things speed up, you slow down.”  You might ask, “How can you do that?” and “Is it really possible?”  After all, we do live in the age of instant communications, highway cowboys, and fifty hour work weeks.

An easy way to slow down is to simply breathe deeply, and slowly. By doing this you can begin to release your fear, that you do not have enough time to get everything finished.

A great exercise you can practice anywhere and anytime to slow your breath down is:

Breathe in for 4 counts.
Hold your breath for 4 counts.
Breathe out for 4 counts.
And hold your breath out for 4 counts.
Repeat for 5-15 minutes or longer if needed.

Doing this exercise will help you to return to a calmer disposition. You can actually get more done when you are clear and working more deliberately, than when you are frantic or rushing around. Take a hint from nature about this.

I often have hummingbirds visiting my many porch flowers. Sometimes though, their speed hinders them. They dart around so quickly that they miss the very flowers they came to feed on. The bumblebee on the other hand, methodically goes from flower to flower and plant to plant, feeding on as much nectar as possible. They even take time out for an afternoon siesta. When they wake up, they simply resume their work.

So next time you feel you don’t quite have enough time to do whatever it is you are doing, take a deep breath, clear your head and remember it’s time to slow down.