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New Living Energy Secrets series, Dr. Sue Morter replay, and Jo Dunning teleconference


#1 – Debra Thompson and Living Energy Secrets are set to host their 3rd free teleseminar series starting Tuesday 8/31. This one is titled “Get to the Core With Energy,” and will include guest presenters such as Donna Eden, Dr. Bradley Nelson, Brent Phillips and Richard Gordon. Go to Living Energy Secrets to sign up.

#2- Jo Dunning is holding her last Tuesday of the month teleconference workshop this coming Tuesday. This free workshop contains energy processes and information to assist you on your path during this amazing time of transformation.

Tuesday at 5:15pm Pacific (8:15pm Eastern)

The workshop will last approximately one hour.

To listen by telephone, the number to call for the workshop is
(818) 742-0029 PIN 381954#.
Your regular telephone charges will apply.

To listen on-line,

**This event is available to listen Live only.**

#3- The replay of Dr. Sue Morter’s interview with Lisa Garr of The Aware Show is available online until Sunday night at:


Do you tend to reach a certain level of success in business or your relationships then sabotage yourself before you reach your goal? Are you stuck in an unconscious cycle of stress and drama you would like to stop? Are you aware of
the old destructive beliefs that may be holding you back?

These questions and many more are resolved in The Aware Show teleseminar call with Dr. Sue Morter. Dr. Morter introduces a release technique that will help you neutralize unresolved emotions holding you back from your right to success and feeling good about yourself.

Would you like to make change easier in your life without the fear that appears in the face of change? Listen to Dr. Sue Morter’s call and learn why you deserve to feel good from the inside out!

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Pisces full moon & Abraham on trusting the process of life


Here’s shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk’s weekly update, including info about the Pisces full moon… 

Week of August 22 to 31

Pisces Full Moon: Entering Oneness

Tuesday we experience the Pisces Full Moon, with the Pisces Moon opposing the Virgo Sun. Both Virgo and Pisces are “service” signs, and they are both considered feminine-meaning that their function is to bring spirit into matter–there is an impulse toward bringing greater sacredness and spiritual aliveness into the earth plane. Virgo, an earth sign, is the sign most closely associated with Gaia–the sacred, alive earth. Pisces is a “celestial” sign, concerned with the highest expression of empathic, transpersonal love on the Earth plane; the felt experience of profound Oneness.

August completes an extremely intense 3-month period where the T-Square has been continually activated by both the inner and outer planets. This Full Moon invites us to get still, and connect deeply with spirit, tuning into the pulse of harmony and integration within the Earth body, and our own bodies and spirits in alignment with Earth processes. This is a powerful time to send out prayers for healing of our Earth and our own lives, as well as for guidance from our guides and the Divine.

We can take this time to rest and gently release the burdens that we have accumulated over the past months, so as to make space for spirit, and grace in our lives.

Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius Near Conjunction: Embracing Wholeness

Through to the end of the month, Neptune and Chiron, both in the sign of Aquarius, are the closest they have been since their last conjunction in February. The Sun opposed them last weekend, (Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21), illuminating their resonating dynamic. With Neptune involved, we are invited to continue the Pisces Full Moon practice of prayer, meditation, and connection to All That Is, through the end of the month.

With Chiron activated, we may become aware of old wounding that wants to be witnessed (Aquarius) and integrated as healing medicine into our lives. If we ourselves or our loved ones are sensitive and easily hurt, it is good to practice kindness and patience, as this is truly an opportunity to embrace wholeness, self love, and ultimately our greatest potential as healers of ourselves and others.


Here’s an audio clip from Abraham-Hicks on Trusting the Process of Life I found very insightful and helpful…


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Mercury retrograde, creating prosperity with laughter, overcoming issues of trust, and more!


Looking for some insights, inspiration and laughter this weekend? Check out the following…

#1- I just got this message from Phillip Mountrose at heartandsoulofsuccess.org:

“We had a lot of laughs and great prosperity tips with Steve Bhaerman, aka Swami Beyondanada, on “Hearty Laughter: Creating a Magnetic Field for Prosperity.”

To hear a 48-HOUR REPLAY OF THE CALL, go now to:

Steve Bhaerman has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been called “irreverently uplifting” and has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy.”

During this replay, you’ll learn:
Hearty laughter as a magnetic force…or is it “farce?”

How to choose humor that will attract instead of repel

Using the power of humor to face one’s own finances

How you can “spontaneously evolve” your current financial situation

Abundance of laughter…abundance of happiness…and abundance of abundance

Swami’s powerful and effective money mantra that will bring you more money AND help you lose weight!

#2- Here’s a message from Colin Tipping you might be interested in…

“Earlier this month I had the great opportunity to participate in Karen & Salma’s “Recession Proof Your Health” teleseminar series.  Since then we’ve had numerous requests to extend the replay deadline to provide more people with an opportunity to listen. Today I’m excited to announce that, due to popular demand, the replay deadline has been extended until midnight on Sunday.  

 To listen to the free replay now click on this link:


#3- And master EFTer David Childerley has posted a free video where you can tap along on overcoming your trust issues here:


#4- And Mercury just went retrograde yesterday, so I’m including these two articles on the subject that I found insightful. The first is from an excerpt of Risa’s Astrology (from the Santa Cruz based Good Times publication)…

“Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde Friday, Aug. 20 (12:59 p.m., west coast). The retrograde, till Sept. 12, lasts three weeks. Mercury retro joins five other starry retro big hitters—Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron. Retros are linked with the prefix “re”. We redo, review, re-visit, re-think, re-examine, re-evaluate, etc. ideas, thoughts, plans, studies, agendas created since Mercury’s previous retro, (April/May).  We look back, assess, refine, rest and recuperate from a mind exhausted with facts. With so many retrogrades, especially the major transformers (outer planets), the entire world is critically rethinking everything.

It’s an interesting time.

Havoc appears everywhere with everyone. How do we respond? We think of Mercury retro as an experiment, a time of no expectations, an astrological phenomena to observe with intelligent awareness, knowledge and humor. It’s an astrological fact that humanity assumes Virgo tendencies (internally analytical, mentally organized, discriminating, detailed and practical). However, none of this externalizes because our minds are internally reorganizing, evaluating and reflecting upon past information.

Mercury retro is excellent for study. When Mercury turns direct again, revelations appear, information is uncovered and since everyone had a respite from too much thinking, we are able to begin again with previous projects, ideas and planning—seeing them with a revitalized mind. For now, though, and for the next three weeks, the world should rest.

Saturday Saturn squares Pluto squares Jupiter, activating the ongoing Grand cardinal t-square. Constant challenges are being presented to humanity. We are being forced to do all things differently, with different (spiritual) purpose. (More at nightlightnews.com.)

And here’s the second article…

Uh Oh, It’s Another Mercury Retrograde ~ Stop worrying and start celebrating!

by Mystic Trish on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 8:34pm
Published: August 20, 2010 ~ By Mark HussonImagine that you are an early (900 B.C. or so) astronomer with a true love of planet surfing (which is a lot like channel surfing only your television set is a long tube with a warped piece of glass on the end of it).

Now imagine your astonishment when you realize that one of the planets you’ve been watching, the planet you call Mercury, stops moving in its predictable path. The little guy starts to slow down and before you know it—about a week after your first observation—you realize that Mercury is moving backwards—back through the path from whence it came! 

The hair on your body (and it’s likely everywhere on your body—eww) is standing straight up. You begin to get dizzy as your mind races to help you decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing. The thought occurs to you that this appears to be a great opportunity to “clean up” the past. You are so excited by your revelation that you jump to write your announcement and knock over the candle that was lighting your way. But the resulting fire was horrible and you realize that you must have been wrong. Now you feel that it is your responsibility to send messages of fear and terror throughout the villages. “Mercury moving backwards is a bad thing and we must seek to make this Messenger God happy. Sacrifice something—stop having fun, stop living if you have to, at least until Mercury decides to move forward again.”

And so began the birth of the ill-fated retrograde.Thousands of years later, we discover that Mercury wasn’t moving backwards at all. Three times a year, the Earth just passes Mercury in such a way that it—appears—to be moving backwards but it’s not. Unfortunately, in spite of our awareness, the terror struck by that early astronomer is still felt by many of you and you cower in dread every time it is announced that Mercury is moving Retrograde. Even though more than 50 percent of the top Fortune 500 businesses were launched under a Mercury Retrograde, and even though we have strong evidence to suggest that the God Mercury may be a myth, we still tend to heed our ancestors call to sacrifice in the hopes that the angry God will leave us unscathed this time around.

If you happen to be someone who broke out of that fear cycle and feel supported by a loving, Divine grace, then you’re likely to have a lot more fun during this retrograde. And while your friends are cowering, you get to be first in line for the great bargains and remarkable opportunities that often befall us during each retrograde. Here is a mini calendar to help you time your good fortune during this August 2010 phenomenon: 

August 20: At 12:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Mercury stops moving forward and begins its retrograde motion. Psychic awareness is increased exponentially.September 3: The halfway point of the retrograde, good fortune may occur.

September 12: The last day of the retrograde, you may feel a little tired or unfocused as Mercury “stops” in order to gain forward motion. 

In conclusion: the backward appearance of Mercury is one of those times when you can break the general trend of the culture and lead the way to lightheartedness and joy. We’ve learned to hide our heads in fear during the Mercury Retrogrades and I’m sorry for that. This August Retrograde is in Virgo and it is asking for you to be conscientious. Go the extra step to be of service and put fear in its place. Discard everything that isn’t aligned with your values (including articles and friends that spread fear and ask you to forget that you’re a part of a Divine loving light).

So make a pact with a friend to find the gifts that are brought to you during this retrograde and don’t veer from your commitment. Support astrologers and sites that help you reduce your fear and remember the truth of who you are. Cut your Virgo and Gemini friends some slack during this cycle, Mercury is their ruler and sometimes they just feel like they’re out-of-sync. Reassure them to stay true to themselves—they always benefit after a retrograde and if you don’t get a bit too hard, you’ll be a deeply appreciated friend for being patient.Mark S. Husson is a man with a lifelong interest in the inner workings of the mind. Mark’s astrological classes and workshops enabled psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and lay persons to become aware of astrology’s ability to empower themselves and their clients. 

Enjoy, “Zippy”
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Listen to David Wolfe, Sasha Xarrian and Michael Beckwith


If you’ve got some listening time on your hands this weekend, here are some things to check out…

#1- The replay of David Wolfe’s interview from The Sheila Show is available for a limited time online at:


David talks about super-foods, how calcium pills are the worst thing you can take for your body, and many other topics–from preventing dis-ease to the importance of going barefoot. Also, David offers a free gift that focuses on weight loss, if that interests you.

I’ve listened to several of the interviews from this series, including David’s, and have enjoyed them all. Be sure to get on Sheila’s mailing list so you can receive info about upcoming presentations.

#2 – Today’s True Passion Quest call will be Understanding the True Meaning and Purpose
of Your Life
with Sasha Xarrian at 12 noon EDT.

Listen live or in replay via the web here:

On today’s call, Sasha will answer the questions:

–  How does one find their true meaning and purpose in life?
–  How can we dramatically change our lives?
–  How can I achieve Outrageous Mastery(TM)?
–  What really controls our lives?
–  How can I powerfully create?
–  What can i do right now to feel completely loved and special?
–  What if I don’t feel worthy?

Sasha is the author of the Outrageous Mastery(TM) trilogy, the true story of a woman who lost everything; her extended family, husband, home, money, friends and the set of beliefs she had followed since birth.

#3 – The replay of Michael Beckwith’s interview from the Unlimited Wealth Ultimate Freedom series  is online for a limited time at:


Michael Beckwith is one of the most powerful speakers around and is a renowned philosopher, author (Spiritual Liberation) and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.

In this call you will learn the principles to unlocking the storehouse of wealth, what it means
to be a good steward of wealth, and the importance of having a vision for your life.

Also, check out the thank you gift Michael Beckwith put together for you.

Enjoy, “Zippy”

p.s. Don’t forget tomorrow’s free distance healing with Michael Mohoric, mentioned in a previous post, and be sure to check out my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks, and free stuff!

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More on the Cardinal T, Joe Vitale on ho’oponopono, New Man New Woman series, Jo Dunning Pulse Technique, prosperity teleseries, free QiGong healing and more!

TIPS FOR TODAY: Lots of tips for today, so let’s get started…

#1- The “Close the Prosperity Gap” teleseries hosted by HeartandSoulofSuccess.org has already started, but it’s not too late to sign up and gain access to the remaining presentations by people such as Brad Yates, Carol Look, Carol Tuttle, and more.


#2 – Here’s a message from Stephen Dinan at The Shift Network about a new free series you may want to check out…

“I am pleased to invite you to participate in a unique four-part teleseminar series that our good friends and allies at MaestroPath are conducting entitled New Man, New Woman, New Life: Cultivating a New Way of Being for Men and Women in Today’s World. This powerful event series features 8 renowned teachers sharing their wisdom in the key life areas of Spirituality, Life Purpose/Career, Relationships and Sexuality –  all for FREE.

The New Man, New Woman, New Life Series offers four separate 90-minute interactive teleseminars with these deeply respected leaders:

  • Neale Donald Walsch, Bestselling author of Conversations with God
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard, World-class futurist, author, and speaker
  • Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, Relationship experts and bestselling authors
  • Claire Zammit, Inspiring teacher of The Feminine Power tele-classes
  • Craig Hamilton, founder of Integral Enlightenment
  • Adam Gilad, Emmy-nominated producer, writer and entrepreneur, and trailblazer of healthy and conscious sexuality
  • Charlotte Kasl, Award winning author of nine books, including If the Buddha Dated and Women, Sex and Addiction.

They will have one male and one female teacher on each call with each one sharing their insights and ideas and then guiding the participants through interactive exercises with each other right on the phone.

In this series they’ll be exploring these important questions:

  • What is it to be a man or a woman in today’s world?
  • How do we live a balanced, fulfilled, meaningful life in today’s world…as a man…and as a woman?
  • How can we nurture and empower ourselves and each other as women and men?
  • What is the growing edge for women…for men?
  • How can we come together even more?
  • How can we develop a more rich, vibrant and healthy sex life at every stage in our lives?

You can participate live on as many calls as you like and interact with both the leaders and other participants via the state-of-the-art MaestroConference platform. Or you can just listen to the recordings later. The series begins Tuesday August 10th at 5:00 – 6:30 pm PT, and is completely free. “

Find out more – CLICK HERE to register now

(If you can’t make the live calls, register anyway and they’ll send you the recordings.)

#3 – Master distance healer Michael Mohoric is offering another one of his free distant energy healing sessions for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families, and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is Sun. August 15, 2010 from 7-8pm Pacific (PDT) or same as Los Angeles, (8-9pm MDT), (9-10pm CDT), (10-11pm EDT-same as New York). 

You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be  included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That is all you have to do to connect with the energy and you don’t have to do anything else. Healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this as many people who have done this before have reported. He’ll be doing unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the Aug. 15 main session and you can receive a lot of healing energy before the main session on Sun. Aug. 15.  

For those who want to know more about this work you can go to Michael’s  website http://www.QigongEnergyHealing.com .

#4- Jo Dunning is offering another free Quick Pulse teleconference workshop this Thursday at 5:15pm Pacific Time.

Listen by phone: (818) 742-0029 Passcode 381954# (Your regular calling plan charges will apply.)

Listen online: http://attendthisevent.com/?eventID=13876662

The Pulse Technique Teleconference Workshop offers an opportunity to change things you would like to have different in your life so you can experience greater freedom, joy, aliveness, and abundance. For this workshop prepare a list of 4 or 5 things you would like to have different in your life.

No personal recording of the workshop is permitted, the content is protected under copyright law.

#5 – Here’s a message from Joe Vitale about an interview he’s doing on ho’oponopono. If you’re not already familiar with this simple, yet effective healing and clearing technique, I highly recommend you check it out…

“I’m being interviewed this Thursday about ho’oponopono, Zero Limits, getting clear, and much more.

This is not a sales call or a radio show. It’s an in-depth spiritual exploration of some of my latest findings about getting clear, merging with Spirit, and more. The man interviewing me is an experienced journalist and spiritual teacher. He will not pull punches. He will ask authentic questions and I’ll give my honest answers.”

And you’re invited to attend — for freeee.



Don’t mean to inundate you with astrology stuff, but these are such special times, astrologically and spiritually speaking, that I feel there is great benefit and insight to be gained from understanding the energies and emphasis of the current cosmic events. I found this article featured at Tarot.com about the importance of how the planets are lined up sequentially added a whole new dimension to my overview of what’s going on… 

Neptune, Chiron and Uranus Align…What’s next in line?

August 5th, 2010 by A.T. Mann

I have talked recently about the long-term conjunction of Neptune and Chiron. Neptune is the spiritual, the realm of dreams and illusion, boundlessness, lack of boundaries, and on a more material level, drugs and oil. Chiron signifies a wound we carry, and its transit shows collective wounds and their emotional and psychic impact on us. Chiron is also the stories we tell, which are the ways that we transmit what is really going on within us, particularly those stories that touch deeper areas where we are wounded, uncomfortable, or just out of touch.

When these two planets come together, they create a strange complex of influences. On the one hand they show our extreme openness and vulnerability to psychic influences. We have all noticed that those who are particularly sensitive psychically or emotionally have been deeply affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It is as though the suffocation of the sea life is something that we feel directly, personally, and take on ourselves. A similar phenomenon happened after 9/11, when many sensitives picked up the sadness and frustration of the many souls that died so suddenly that they could not make peace with themselves before the tragedy. When we are so sensitive, it is doubly important if not essential to have the means of protecting our deeper self from environmental and world events. Although in saying that, it is ultimately a good thing as it forces those situations to our attention and places a higher priority on them in our minds, which can then lead to changes in policy in those who supposedly “govern” us. At the very least, it makes such situations untenable and brings us to change our minds and begin to aid in the necessary changes that our world so badly needs.

Adding to this is another component. When many planets align in a t-square as they currently do in the early degrees of cardinal signs (Aries, Libra and Capricorn), it is not only the two-planet aspects that are significant, but also the sequence of influences. In the current situation, the sequence is Neptune (27 Aquarius), Chiron (29 Chiron), Uranus (0 Aries), Saturn (1 Libra), and Jupiter and Pluto (3 Aries and Capricorn). This obviously compounds the situation and makes any one of the components seem almost insignificant by comparison.

The way such sequences work is important because every day the diurnal ASC passes all 360 degrees and therefore “hits” this t-square four times a day. The moon passes the square and opposition points four times each month, and the sun will also trigger it over a six month period. So it is essential that we understand the sequential dynamics of such a string of influences.

If Neptune and Chiron alone are the sense of the clash of idealism with the realities of the wounds we are incurring these days, this in itself is a shock to our system. However, the baton then passes to Uranus in Aries, which brings impulsive actions, the need for rapid change of attitudes, impatience, and particularly, technical elements to the equation. Nowadays the “new media” allow information to disseminate instantly around the entire world, and the sensitivity of Neptune/Chiron therefore makes a much more powerful impact on us all. WE ALL FEEL THE PAIN.

Saturn following at 1 Libra brings the realization that institutions (like our government, or BP) are the root and core of the problem, and they are extremely reluctant to change, or conversely (or perversely!) are unwilling to change their essential nature. You can feel this in the disenchantment with Barack Obama, who promised fundamental change, only to discover that such change is resisted by Republicans, but also almost everyone else with vested influence in our current world. Saturn puts the brakes on this difficult situation and asks for fundamental breakthroughs in institutions. It creates new boundaries.

Jupiter wants expansion and freedom, and Saturn/Jupiter ask for patience and time in order to manifest the necessary changes. It brings a note of optimism to the equation, although Jupiter passes through quite quickly and means that we must act now.

Pluto pulls up the rear and brings us the deeper and more permanent message: in order to change, the entire edifice must virtually “die” to its former ways, and be reborn to a newer, more just and righteous order. While this is asking a lot, it does mean that, in Pluto’s unique ways, if we don’t embrace the need for fundamental change, things will happen that will force us to change in ways that we can’t even imagine.

As Pluto is the last in line and also the slowest, over the next few years, we will see all of these planets waltz past its transformative lens and bring massive change, whether or not we want it to happen.

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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More astrology, Connecting Science & Spirituality series, Colin Tipping on forgiveness, and Healing the Gulf meditation


#1 – The people over at Manifest-Station are helping organize a world-wide meditation to heal the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s what they had to say about it, in case you’d like to participate…

“The destruction from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which occurred on April 21st has finally been contained, however the devastation to life in this corner of the world has and will continue to surpass anyone’s estimation for years. 

Once again in light of this tragedy, many have come together to assist and support efforts to contain the damages of the oil spill in the affected areas.   With continued help and hope, the goal to restore all life in this area and return it to its natural healthy state will be achieved.

What else can be done?

We at TheManifest-Station.com have organized a global meditation and we ask for your participation to assist in supporting all the initiatives that are underway to ‘Heal the Gulf’.

How will this work?

 VISIT –  DOWNLOAD – MEDITATE A guided meditation is now available to download to your MP3 player – click here  www.healingthegulf.com to download the guided meditation…… and join us on August 9, 2010 – 08-09-10 at 8:00 p.m. pacific standard time. 

This initiative requires our global community to silence their collective minds and focus all energy and positive thoughts on ‘HEALING THE GULF’.  Our objective is to stem and reverse the ecological damage that threatens all life for generations to come.

Count yourself as one of the 1 MILLION PEOPLE who will take 30 minutes from their day to HEAL THE GULF

Our hope is to bring 1,000,000 people from all continents together in this global meditation.”

#2 – There’s a new free teleseminar series being hosted by Lisa Garr titled Connecting Science and Spirituality starting soon that will have some great guests, including Wayne Dyer, Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Sue Morter, Ann Taylor, and more (24 in all!). And you get to listen to some bonus audios by Braden, Lipton and others–just for signing up for the series. Go to http://www.theawareshow.com to register.

#3 – Here’s the link from Karen and Salma at InnerHealingCompass.com to the interview they did with Radical Forgiveness author Colin Tipping…


#4 – And here’s the monthly astrology update from shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk…

Week of August 1 to 7 Lammas-Harvesting the Bounty from the T-Square 

The T-Square activations continue through August as the month begins with Saturn and Mars still visible within a degree of each other in the night sky, after Mars triggered Saturn this past Saturday July 31. On Tuesday, Mars will oppose Jupiter, then square Pluto. Venus follows, opposing Uranus on Saturday, conjuncting Saturn on Sunday, then squaring Pluto next Tuesday. Other aspects to the T-Square include Jupiter squaring Pluto for a second time today (Monday).

Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto all activated this week translates to an immense amount of energy flying around, accessible for us to use to take action in powerful ways. It also means that if we are NOT actively moving forward in our lives we can start to feel a little crazy and bottled up. Learning to take one step at a time toward designing lives that feel truly balanced and joy-filled is a practice we can cultivate every day-and create self loving space for the natural process of getting off track, and back on again.

August 1 is modern day Lammas, the midway point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. The precise Solar cross quarter, where the Sun is at 15 Leo is this Saturday, August 7th. So Lammas can be observed all week, celebrated as the time of first harvest. It is a perfect time to savor and enjoy the bounty of the heart of summer.

Even here in the desert, the storms are producing tremendous growth–deep, green, lush and fertile along the riverbanks and in every backyard garden, farm and orchard. Cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers flourish and the farmers markets across the nation are thriving. In my backyard, in the city, I hear the steady thrum of cicadas and katydids, and June bugs do noisy somersaults in the night air just as they do in my native Missouri.

We’ve been clearing so much in the realm of relationship, and undergoing such tremendous transformations at every level. It is a good time to celebrate the bounty of our own lives, the places for growth, renewal, and learning. Sharing a meal with friends or neighbors where we contribute food from our own gardens, or from local farmers, weaves a sense of connection to each other and the earth beneath our feet that fosters a feeling of abundance and satisfaction beyond measure.

Venus, Mars, and Saturn in Libra: Emerging the New Paradigm for Human Relationships 

On Friday, Venus moves into Libra, joining Mars and Saturn in the early degrees of the sign. This is a powerful time to engage with the visual Night Sky mysteries–by Saturday night, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all visible within a 5 degree diameter orb after sunset.

Last fall, Saturn moved into the sign of Libra for the first time, creating friction and growth in the realm of human relationships. By early April, Saturn had retrograded back into the sign of Virgo, completing its past 3 years in this sign. Saturn in Virgo has been about humanity clearly seeing the need to change its relationship to the living Earth, or Gaia. Within two weeks of Saturn’s re-entry into Virgo we experienced the Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Many more of us understand today that our relationship to the Earth must be brought into balance.

On July 21, Saturn moved back into the sign of Libra, where it will remain through October of 2012. Whatever sign Saturn is in during the Turning of the Ages represents an area of human society that is up for revision, for change, for refinement. Libra is about the way that human beings relate to each other, about how we balance Self with Other.

With Mars joining Saturn at the end of the month-right after the final Uranus opposition, we receive more urgent, non-negotiable prompting that now is the time to see what is not working and make changes accordingly. With Venus joining the duo, it is clear that masculine and feminine relationships need to be refined and brought into balance.

Over the past couple weeks I’ve seen within many people, myself included, a growing impatience with relationships that are not based on mutual respect, or honesty. In situations where the male energy is overpowering the feminine, conflicts are arising. These times are perfect for busting us of our co-dependent tendencies. I have definitely seen my own shadow stuff lurking and showing up-ready to be released!

Many of us have been integrating the Saturn in Libra changes from last fall over the past 9 months and are now in a clearer place to experience the positive side of renewed (or new) relationships. As a client recently told me, some people wait for destiny to arrive–others rise to meet it. This is the benefit of understanding, preparing for, and engaging with planetary cycles as they occur. There is something magical and tremendously empowering about saying to the Universe-I know what’s up, let’s dance!


Week of August 8 to 14 Divine Feminine Redefines Relationship

The week begins with Venus conjunct Saturn on Sunday then square Pluto on Tuesday. The Divine feminine presence within humanity has begun her journey of investigating equal, conscious, non-hierarchical partnership. When she opposed Uranus last week, she was awakened to the possibility of a new way of relating-more free and empowering than she had ever experienced before. It awoke a longing in her-necessary to bring her through the next stages of the journey.

Sunday she faces into all the places where she has been less than her full self in partnership, where she has exerted power and control over others, where she has allowed fear to close her heart. On Tuesday, she faces her fears, and surrenders to the Underworld experience of dismemberment, the necessary death of who she believed herself to be. This is all necessary, in order for her to be reborn into a new way of relating to herself, and to others.

New Moon in Leo: Invoking the Divinity Within All of Humanity

We can set intentions to cultivate radiant, radical love for ourselves, to treat ourselves as though we are valuable, worthy of care and respect. We can take responsibility for our own lives, recognizing that no one else knows so deeply what we need, or what actions we must take. We can see this day as a day for planting the seeds of a new form of authority and radiance in the world.

The shadow expression of Leo has been glaringly visible over the past several years, as we see clearly the increasing concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the few across the globe. In the U.S. for example, the past three decades has seen the divide between the wealthy and middle and lower income people triple. Corporations have taken advantage of the recession environment by doubling employees workloads, freezing raises, and continuing to lay off workers-even as they maximize profits for their shareholders and upper management. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/opinion/31herbert.html?_r=1&src=tp.

The scarcity thinking so embedded within our culture is demonstrated just as surely by those who accumulate massive sums of wealth at the expense of healthy communities and the environment as it is by those who have not learned to harness the Law of Attraction. For the insanely wealthy, there is an ever present fear of loss, resulting in the need to control and amass more, and more. For many of the rest of us, we have not yet claimed full authority and sovereignty in our lives-to create lives of meaning and abundance.

Perseid Meteor Showers and Ramadan: Bridging the Divide

Wednesday the 11th is the absolute best night for viewing the spectacular annual Perseid Meteor showers. This promises to be a beautiful magical night with the tiny crescent Moon appearing after sunset, signaling the beginning of Ramadan, a month of spiritual cleansing within Islam. This week, when we experience a profound lineup of planets in the early degrees of Libra, over 20% percent of the world’s population will be fasting and praying throughout the day.

It is uplifting to recognize that any division–even the current one between the Judeo Christian and Muslim worlds–can be bridged if we open our personal hearts to each other. This is what Libra, at its essence, is learning to do. As we become skillful in Libra training and also carry Leo medicine of strong self worth and healthy ego we develop a rare and precious ability. That is the simultaneous capacity to know who we are, while allowing others to be who they are, even if they appear (or we have been told repeatedly that they are) very different from us.

Friday the 13th–Moon Transmits Libra Learning and Uranus Moves Back into Pisces

iday the 13th-the only one we will experience in 2010-the Moon can be seen in the evening sky very close to the Venus/Mars/Saturn lineup. The moon acts as a transmitter, giving us direct access to the new emerging Libra mysteries. At the same time, retrograde Uranus re-enters the sign of Pisces where it will remain until March of next year, when it completes its 7 years in the sign of Pisces. We are blessed with the compassionate, yet detached perspective of Uranus in Pisces again, a true gift to stay connected to our hearts as we witness the big picture overview of fundamental change transforming the face of humanity and Earth itself


Week of August 22 to 31Pisces Full Moon: Entering Oneness

Tuesday we experience the Pisces Full Moon, with the Pisces Moon opposing the Virgo Sun. Both Virgo and Pisces are “service” signs, and they are both considered feminine-meaning that their function is to bring spirit into matter–there is a pulse toward bringing greater sacredness and spiritual aliveness into the earth plane. Virgo, an earth sign, is the sign most closely associated with Gaia–the sacred, alive earth. Pisces is a “celestial” sign, concerned with the highest expression of empathic, transpersonal love on the Earth plane; the felt experience of profound Oneness.

August completes an extremely intense 3-month period where the T-Square has been continually activated by both the inner and outer planets. This Full Moon invites us to get still, and connect deeply with spirit, tuning into the pulse of harmony and integration within the Earth body, and our own bodies and spirits in alignment with Earth processes. This is a powerful time to send out prayers for healing of our Earth and our own lives, as well as for guidance from our guides and the Divine.

We can take this time to rest and gently release the burdens that we have accumulated over the past months, so as to make space for spirit, and grace in our lives.

Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius Near Conjunction: Embracing Wholeness

Through to the end of the month, Neptune and Chiron, both in the sign of Aquarius, are the closest they have been since their last conjunction in February. The Sun opposed them last weekend, (Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21), illuminating their resonating dynamic. With Neptune involved, we are invited to continue the Pisces Full Moon practice of prayer, meditation, and connection to All That Is, through the end of the month.

With Chiron activated, we may become aware of old wounding that wants to be witnessed (Aquarius) and integrated as healing medicine into our lives. If we ourselves or our loved ones are sensitive and easily hurt, it is good to practice kindness and patience, as this is truly an opportunity to embrace wholeness, self love, and ultimately our greatest potential as healers of ourselves and others.

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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More on the current astrological events, anyone?

TIP OF THE DAY: Here’s an insightful update for August on the latest astrological configurations, courtesy of Tarot.com…


Phase one of the great planetary transformation that started in the fall of 2008 is over, and now we’re off on phase two. The onset of radical Uranus’ opposition to strict Saturn came with the collapse of financial institutions that still has us reeling, as this aspect just ended last month. But now Jupiter and Pluto join the party to heat up rhetoric, cast thick fingers of blame or, hopefully, lead to real reform for individuals and organizations. On August 3, inflationary Jupiter’s tense square to potent Pluto opens eyes wide to abuses and corruption. Yet, the individual work we face is to question our beliefs while recognizing that accommodating other points of view, even ones we hate, is a key to human survival.

Aggressive Mars joins with Jupiter and Pluto on August 4 to intensify emotions with feelings of urgency and an inclination to fight. But, as usual, the enemy is us; our fears and prejudices, anger and frustration are not meant to fuel fights against others, but to motivate individuals to clean up their own lives. If you’re willing to make major changes in behavior, this is a great time to do it.

Courage and creativity are keys to pulling us out of the shadows, shining new lights of potential on our lives. The New Moon in expressive Leo on August 9 plants seeds of leadership in everyone. It is time to be heroic by acting with love and generosity when time, money or energy are in short supply. Tapping into the nobility in our hearts brings out the confident side of ourselves and increases our capacity to solve problems.

August 16 brings a reality check as pragmatic Saturn opposes hopeful Jupiter. It’s time to take a good hard look at goals to see if they’re off track or impossible to reach. Making adjustments to overcome short-term problems is worth the effort, so patience is recommended.

Mental Mercury turns retrograde on August 20, beginning its three-week backwards period when extra attention to details and communication is vital. Mix-ups with messages and difficulties with equipment and travel can be avoided by double checking details and tying up loose ends.

Sober Saturn’s stressful 90-degree square to Pluto on August 21 reinforces the seriousness of these times and the necessity to recognize where holding on to a person, practice, job or attitude costs more than it’s worth. Learning to grow by letting go isn’t an easy lesson, but can be a very rewarding one.

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And here are two more astrological updates; both came from a newsletter I received from ContactTalkRadio.com (it had lots of interesting articles about a variety of subjects and other free stuff, so you may want to get on their mailing list)…

Astrology for the First
Week of August 2010


This is the week that every astrologer has been talking about for years.  It is the final culmination of the Grand Cardinal Cross.  There is no reason to run for the hills because most of the groundwork has already occurred.  In astrology it is the applying (leading up to) pressure where most of the activity happens.  The radical shift in public security is at play, the revelations of the deceitful have come to light, and the foundations have been put in place for the shift to begin.  Uranus and Jupiter sit at the early degrees of Aries (Cardinal Fire), opposing Saturn, Mars and Venus in Libra (Cardinal Air) while the Moon in Cancer (Cardinal Water) will transit to oppose Pluto in Capricorn (Cardinal Earth).  All of these planets will be at the early degrees of each of these major angles which indicate a radical new beginning. The pendulum will now start to return.  This is a time when oneness begins to be the norm.

“Mars Enters Libra And He’s Ready to RUMBLE”
by Debra Clement of Anchored in Astrology

 Mars is in Libra from July 29 – September 14

Like Grant took Richmond, Mars stormed into Libra and immediately a position in the planetary minefield known as the transiting Cardinal T-Square. Teaming up with Saturn in a conjunction, Mars added his potent energy to the already powerful Cardinal T-Square involving Saturn (Libra), Jupiter and Uranus(Aries) Aries and Pluto (Capricorn).

During the course of the next week or so, Mars will create friction within this already combustible configuration, and as he continues to mix it up, it will become even more volatile.

In addition to creating significant tension within this planetary chain gang, Mars will trigger the powerful July 26 lunar eclipse point (4 Capricorn 46 and conjunct Pluto), and before it takes leave of Libra, it will trigger the July 19 solar eclipse point (19 Cancer 24) as well.

In predictive astrology, Mars is well known for “pulling the trigger” on major transits and is frequently active during life-defining moments. Although we will not recognize the full impact of this historical transit for months or years to come, you can rest assured that in 20/20 hindsight, the Martian influence will be quite apparent.

Collectively, many of us will experience this stressful planetary activity on an
energetic, physical and/or emotional level as the immense tension generated by
this planetary activity gives rise to overwrought nerves, unexplained anxieties and restless slumber.

On a personal level, those individuals with natal planets in the first 5 degrees of cardinal (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) signs will likely experience this Mars-infused T-Square more intensely.

With that said, for those of you who feel as though the universe is wearing cleats as it tap dances on your last nerve, take heart. Sooner or later, all planetary transits come to end, and as the summer fades, so will Mars.

You can tune in to Debra’s radio show or listen to her archives and learn more about being Anchored in Astrology.

 Enjoy, “Zippy”

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