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Chunyi Lin & Jo Dunning on Healing With the Masters, Beyond Awakening series, and interview with Wayne Dyer and Bruce Lipton


TIPS FOR TODAY:

#1 – If you act quickly you may be able to catch the replay of Jo Dunning’s and Chunyi Lin’s visits on Healing With the Masters. They are two of my favorite people to listen to, and apparently series host Jennifer McLean agrees. Here’s what she had to say about Jo’s presentation…..

That fun saying ” holy fudge knockers” is one of the many wonderful sayings that falls from the mouth of my AMAZING assistant Adonya Wong. In this case it represent the intensity
appropriate for what we experienced last night on our call with the always remarkable Jo Dunning.

She answered some of the most pressing questions in many of our minds about “what the heck is going on.” AND she offered the most AMAZING special offer (you are going to seriously
freak out over this one
).

Her answers soothed the soul and gave such hope and even enthusiasm for what we are facing and what is happening on the planet, that I for one feel renewed. Then, of course (here is the “fudge knocker” part), she turned on that amazing energy for us all to awaken. So throughout the call there was expansive heart and soul opening energy being offered to each one of us.This call is a MUST LISTEN!”

REPLAY: http://www.healingwiththemasters.com/ Audio.htm

(the replay button for Chunyi Lin’s interview is below the section on Jo Dunning)

#2 – Here’s the link to a 2-part video clip of an interview with Drs. Bruce Lipton and Wayne Dyer. It was a tip from David Childerley (thanks David!) and I highly recommend watching, especially if you are someone who suffers from inherited disease or is just unhealthy and doesn’t believe that you can heal yourself. It contains all the latest cutting edge research …

 http://www.mygenie.tv/blog/index.php/2010/09/the-biology-of-belief-heal-yourself-with-dr-wayne-dyer-dr-bruce-lipton/

#3 – And here’s an invitation from Claire at Feminine Power…

“Join me today, Sunday, September 26th at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (GMT-7) for my talk A New Women’s Spirituality: Unleashing the Power of the Co-Creative Feminine, as part of the exciting new of a new FREE teleseries, Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice hosted by my dear friend and colleague, Terry Patten. 

Having spent more time on the couch and the BA bannercushion than any other group in society over the last fifty years, it’s a curious thing to note that even after decades of practice, most women still report a confusing and frustrating gap between the potential they sense for their lives and the reality they’ve been able to manifest. Most of us feel about ten months pregnant with no way of getting the baby out. We’re more accomplished, educated and successful than any other generation of women in history, yet we sense that somehow we’re missing the mark–that the potential for our personal and spiritual development, our relationships, the expression of our creative gifts and talents and our impact on the world could be much greater–and we’re right!

Join me to learn how you can unleash your own co-creative feminine power by applying the core principles and practices that have already transformed the lives of thousands of women from all over the world.

The call will be recorded if you can’t make it live.

http://www.beyondawakeningseries.com.

 You can participate simply by using your computer or phone — and it’s FREE.”

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Great Abraham video on relationships, plus current astrological configurations


TIP & PICK FOR TODAY:

Thanks to David Childerley, again, here’s a tip and my pick for today as far as a “must listen.” It’s a video presentation by Abraham on relationships that is humorous, entertaining, insightful and inspiring. As the song goes…”Who could ask for anything more?!”

http://www.mygenie.tv/blog/index.php/2010/05/abraham-hicks-relationships-that-are-harassing-you-into-expansion/

And I really liked shamic astrologer Tami Brunk’s update and perspective on the coming full moon and other current cosmic configurations…


Autumn Equinox and Full Moon in Aries

As if last week wasn’t powerful enough-this week we experience the Equinox nearly exact with a Full Harvest Moon in Aries, conjunct Uranus and Jupiter, which are at their closest point to the Earth. Add to that the fact that the Sun squares Pluto on Saturday-which is still in a power stance, having just stationed direct, and is nearly at a stand still. It’s clear to see that the T-Square is in fact very much activated and intensified at this time-even though this month we do not have the “super aspects” of Uranus opposite Saturn and Saturn square Pluto.

The Fall Equinox occurs on Wednesday, September 22. It is followed by the Full Harvest Moon in Aries, exact at 3:17 am Thursday morning. The near-full Moon can be seen at around midnight on Wednesday at the “top of the sky” near conjunction with Jupiter (and invisible Uranus). The Aries/Libra dynamic now activated by the Full Moon is a joyful invitation-energized by Jupiter and Uranus-to take decisive, clear, and committed action toward the fruition of our goals and dreams, in concert with others.

We are finding the balance between acting autonomously and independently and seeking collaboration with others. We are learning that there is no prescribed path to follow at the Turning of the Ages-we must carve it for ourselves. We must be willing to make mistakes, to stumble, and to try new approaches as we make our way into a renewed world.

As we emerge as agents of our own destiny and world changers in our own right Aries says-take risks! Be the pioneer and inventor you were born to be! Uranus and Jupiter urge us to embody our uniqueness and know we are given great strength as we do so.

The Autumn Equinox is a time of preparation for the winter months to come. It is a time of balance between dark and light, where the air takes on a magical quality and we see the beautiful trees beginning to turn colors in their own process of release. As with the recent activation of Spica we are invited to claim and celebrate what we have learned, created, and brought into the world over the past year. What do we wish to carry with us through the winter months to sustain us? What will we release and return to Source?

We have gained so much wisdom, clarity, and strength over these past months. It is important to celebrate and own this. So as we take focused action toward the lives and the renewed world our hearts say is oh-so-possible, we can make use of the foundation we have been building over the past year.


Sun Square Pluto–a Torch in the Darkness

On Saturday, the Sun squares Pluto, bringing new light and insight to the Pluto in Capricorn dynamic we have been experiencing since 2008. Capricorn is about the human-made rules, institutions, and structures that support a society and culture. Pluto represents the regenerative processes of the Underworld-the death and rebirth cycles that are part of Earth existence. Interestingly, the “official” begin date for our current recession has been set at December 2007–immediately preceding Pluto’s entrance into the sign of Capricorn in January 2008.

Since that time we have seen our global financial institutions falter precariously. We have seen that our political institutions’ adherence to “business as usual” is exacerbating, not addressing our current societal and planetary crises. The Sun squaring Pluto can be seen as a “torch” in the present darkness, offering a glimpse into the heart of the disintegration process modern human societies are facing, and insight into how we can best engage with this process.

To the degree that we can accept that the changes we are experiencing are in service to humanity’s evolution and the birth of a new era, we will be empowered to act decisively in those areas where we DO have control (Aries)–in collaboration with others (Libra). The Uranus Jupiter connection suggests that we are poised at the brink of tremendous evolutionary change. With Pisces in the picture we are reminded of the power of prayer and seeking spiritual guidance on this journey.”

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Earthdance and global peace!


 TIP FOR TODAY: Thought you might be interested in this message I just got from Agape Media and Michael Beckwith about the Earhtdance global festival…

“Join Michael Beckwith in the Earthdance global festival for world peace, simultaneously spanning over 350 cities and 60 countries on Saturday, September 18th, at 4pm PST.

What if you could make a movie about world peace in your lifetime?  You can, and it’s easier than you think.  Agape Media International has partnered with Earthdance and CitizenGlobal to bring together the art of storytelling and the practice of peacemaking.  It’s called the Earthdance Global Film Jam!  We invite you to star in the show.

Yes, this Saturday, Earthdance International will broadcast the largest synchronized prayer for peace  in the world – now in its 14th year. You can sign up to participate in the Prayer for Peace at www.earthdance.org.

 On September 18th, 2010, musicians, DJs, artists, native elders, and speakers with a common goal to “build a world culture of peace”, will join together.  Each event will focus on recognizing and honoring the diversity of faiths and cultures that make up our human family. Ranging from 200 to 10,000 attendees, Earthdance events are happening in:

ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, BOLIVIA, CANADA, CYPRUS, GERMANY, GREECE, INDIA, KENYA, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, PERU, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SRI LANKA, TAIWAN, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, the PHILIPPINES and more.

Earthdance will be televised globally on http://www.peaceday.tv/ and http://www.earthdance.tv/ in live video streams from multiple locations around the world.

The Dalai Lama told Earthdance founder Chris Deckker: “I think global events are a really hopeful sign. When something happens on one side of the planet, it naturally affects the other side. After all, we all share the same blue planet.” 

Please visit the Earthdance International Website at: http://earthdance.org to see the complete list of cities participating, to find out which charities are being supported, to join the Earthdance Network, or to view the Global Webcast. Each public Earthdance event commits to donate 50% or more of their profits to a local charity for peace, sustainability, or social justice, which means your participation directly benefits the causes you care most about.”

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Michael Beckwith, astrology update for the week, and more!


Have been away for the past week visiting my father, but now I’m back with some…

TIPS FOR TODAY:

Rev. Michael Beckwith is hosting a free teleconference on the 21st, and here’s the access information:

Free Teleconference Call “Healing Your Relationships”
September 21, 2010
5pm PST, 8PM EST

Attendee Dial-in #: (712) 432-1001
Access Code: 430320010#
Back up access code: 469057191#

Here’s a message from Dr. Sue Morter about another free event…

“Although the four of us have well over 100 years (yes over 100!) of combined experience teaching principles of success, passion, love, happiness, self-esteem, and how to come from a place of power to literally millions of people on every continent, this call is not about us. It is about you.

When we presented this teleconference last week to Janet’s Passion Test group the appreciation people expressed was actually quite overwhelming. So we are really looking forward to offering it again and know the experience will be equally as powerful for the women who are called to be there.

Be sure to mark it on your calendar and if you want to invite your friends, forward them this link: www.SisterhooSummit.com/rsvp . We need everyone to register so we know how many lines to get. We don’t want anyone left out of this call.”

Date: Thursday, September 16th
Time:
5:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Mountain, 7:30 PM Central, 8:30 PM Eastern

And here’s shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk’s update for the week…

September 12 to 18
Mercury stations direct on Sunday, September 12, though it will not move fully out of its retrograde shadow until September 27. We can begin now to move back into “middle world reality,” balancing our new intuitive skills with our logical, rational intellect, which is a very valuable ally in helping us move toward the goals our intuition guides us to discover and refine.

Mercury and Pluto Station Direct

When it stations direct, Mercury is within 6 degrees of Regulus, a bright star known as the “heart of the lion” within the Lion constellation. The star and planet are visible close to each other in Monday’s early morning sky. Regulus has been understood as assisting us in moving into “heart focused” action. So as we move back into our flow of busy and full lives, it is so helpful to remember to stay centered in our hearts.

Pluto stations direct on Tuesday the 14th at 2 Capricorn 47. Over the next few months Pluto will be moving direct through Capricorn until it begins its annual retrograde cycle on April 9 at 7 Capricorn 30. This direct station can be understood as Pluto’s final contribution to the T-square energies at work in the early Cardinal, or Householder signs of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries. It will remain nearly stationary for the next couple of weeks-thus strongly holding the tension in its position in the T-Square.

Mars in Scorpio–Full Access to Life Force Energy

Also on Tuesday, Mars moves into Scorpio, following Venus’s entrance into that sign last week. As with Venus, we now have access to the full life force energy possessed by Scorpio-especially potent as we align our personal goals in service to the well-being of the Earth (Virgo) and an awareness of our fundamental connections to all other life forms on this planet (Pisces).

Jupiter and Uranus Major Activation

Uranus and Jupiter both have a tremendous impact in mid to late September. This week we feel the building intensity as both planets approach “perigee”–the point in their cycle where they are closest to the Earth. The exact date of this position for both will be Monday the 20th. They will contribute a great deal of energy to the Aries Full Moon and Equinox occuring next week-as they oppose the sun the day prior, and conjunct the Moon day of.

Jupiter and Uranus are conjunct this Saturday the 18th-the second aspect since the first on June 8. The last conjunction will be January 24 of 2011. In the first conjunction last June, both planets were in Aries-which added to the volatile and high intensity of this aspect. Now both retrograding planets are moving back through the sign of Pisces, which adds a much needed softening to the intensity and high energy. Still, the archetypal energies of the planets themselves (Uranus and Jupiter) are dominant.

With Uranus highlighted, we can expect unpredictable, sudden events on the world stage, designed to help humanity break old habits and addictions in order to evolve in concert with the Turning of the Ages. Innovation, creativity, and breakthroughs in the realm of science, technology, and new thought are all potential outcomes. Jupiter expands all of this and can add a dimension of exuberance and optimism to the dynamic.

It is a good idea to practice grounding and quieting ourselves as we begin our days-as well as providing ourselves with physical outlets to blow off steam–so that we can utilize this gift of energy in a focused and productive way-rather than letting it scatter our efforts or overwhelm and our systems, leading to an excess of aggression, distress, or anxiety. This conjunction is a gift, if we utilize it appropriately

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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New season of Healing With the Masters, plus astrology for September


PICK FOR TODAY:

Healing With the Masters – this free teleseminar series, which is hosted by Jennifer McLean, starts Sept. 7th and offers a stellar line-up of guests–including Gary Zukav, Neale Donald Walsch, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Caroline Myss, Chunyi Lin, Carol Look, and Jo Dunning (wowie, what a roster!)–and that’s just a sampling of the 24 speakers that will be showing up. You also receive 5 free bonuses when you sign up! Replays are available for 48 hrs. afterward, and each guest offers a free gift to listeners, so you come away with a free e-book, etc., as well as some great information and inspiration. This is always my favorite series, so I highly recommend signing up to receive notice of who is speaking when.

Healing With the Masters

And if you haven’t signed up for the new season of Living Energy Secrets (mentioned in a previous post), which started just a few days ago, I recommend that, as well.

And now, here’s shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk’s astrological update for the month of September…Week of September 1 to 4

Mars and Venus conjunct Spica-Claiming the Harvest

This Spica aspect follows the dance between Mars, Venus, and Saturn through the month of August in the sign of Libra. Now we are invited to celebrate and acknowledge the profound work we have been doing in the realm of equal, conscious, nonheirarchical relationships-and we have been working so hard in this area over the past month!

All our buttons have been pushed, we have revisited old patterns of co-dependency and control. It can be helpful to understand that some of these patterns are generations old–so the amount of energetic clearing cannot be overstated. If we have felt tired, drained, unable to focus, this is in large part because of the vital work we have been doing under the surface.

On the conscious level, many of us have been coming into greater acknowledgment of the need to claim full responsibily for our own lives, rather than giving the power to someone else. Through this process of self-claiming, we accomplish the sacred marriage between our dual aspects, our inner masculine and feminine. It is only when we acknowledge our sovereignty and personal power that we can enter fully into intimacy with others.
Week of September 5 to 11

The New Moon in Virgo occurs at about 4:30 am MST Wednesday September 8. The ceremonial period to observe this event spans from Monday evening to the appearance of the tiny crescent moon on Thursday or Friday the 9th-10th. The period where the moon is no longer visible is the most powerful time to create a quiet space to set our intentions. The appearance of the crescent moon signals a good time to speak our intentions aloud and begin actively moving toward them.With the New Moon occurring in Virgo at the same time Mercury is still traveling retrograde through Virgo, it’s helpful to look at what Virgo, as an astrological sign, is about. At the present Turning of the Ages, Virgo is the sign most closely associated with Gaia, or the living Earth. The human embodiment of Virgo is the Priest or Priestess-the one fully dedicated to doing his or her sacred work-which has historically been centered on the ceremonies that kept humanity in balance with the cycles and systems of the Earth.

Virgo is impersonal, and has in the past been expressed as the Renunciate; one who remains apart from the middle world pleasures and pains of marriage, family, childrearing: so that they can fully focus their energies into their vital work-which serves All.

So this September lunar cycle can be understood as a time to take some breathing room from relationship focus in order to attend to our sacred work. For some of us, this means bringing great presence, kindness, and humor into our workplace, without the content of the job itself being of great importance. For us, we may want to cultivate a stronger spiritual practice to help us rise to our full capacity as healers and transformers.

Others have work of great specificity that we long to put our full energy into-whether we are artists or doctors or farmers or astrologers or what have you. We must allow ourselves the time and focus to deepen our skills and knowledge–and to design or strengthen a context where we can provide for our financial needs while practicing our craft. Many others of us are in an in-between place, unsure of what our sacred work is-we, too, need time and space to discover our soul passions.

On this New Moon, it can be good to claim our inner renunciate and withdraw from too much social and relationship responsibility so as to feed our inner well and work steadily to accomplish-or discover!–our most cherished goals and dreams. We will be powerfully assisted as we ask for guidance in designing our work so that it contributes to a healthy planet and greater human alignment with Earth cycles.

Venus in Scorpio and Jupiter in Pisces

Later Wednesday morning, Venus enters the sign of Scorpio, signaling a shift in the feminine energies at play for the remainder of the month. The Scorpio Goddess can be understood as the Sorceress or Shaman; one who knows who she is, has full awareness and healthy control of her emotions and instincts. She powerfully manifests what she desires, because she knows how to access and powerfully channel life force (creative/sexual) energy.

We are invited to engage Virgo’s capacity for grounded, spirit-guided work with Scorpio’s intensity and full focus. When we do so, we will be astonished by what we can accomplish. Also on Wednesday, retrograding Jupiter moves back into Pisces, joining Uranus in this sign. Jupiter will remain in Pisces until the end of January, when it moves back into Aries. With Jupiter again in the sign of Pisces, we are invited to take some time out each day for prayer, meditation, or otherwise contacting the Divine Presence for guidance and nurturance along our path.

Moon Activates Spica Conjunction-the Goddess Reclaims her Connection to Spirit

Friday the 10th look to the West just after sunset to see the crescent Moon join Venus, Mars, and Spica–all within 6 degrees of each other. The moon is conjunct Mars near midnight and conjunct Venus just before sunrise. As the celestial body closest to and most intimate with the Earth, the Moon can be understood to transmit the energies of the planets or stars it is aspecting. As both Venus and Mars prepare to move into the sign of Scorpio, we can know that the work we have done to strengthen ourselves and our relationships will help us to move more fully into our work. 

The Moon Venus conjunction specifically is also very important, as it represents the final Moon-Venus conjunction of Venus’s most recent synodic cycle-in the sign of Aries–which began on April 4, 2009, and ends November 4, 2010. Over the course of its 1 ½ year cycle, the Moon joins up with Venus 7-8 times in the morning sky before disappearing in the Underworld-a period of time where it is within 10 degrees of the Sun. Then Venus rises in the evening sky, and once again experiences 7-8 encounters with the Moon.

The ancient Sumerians have a story about the “Descent of the Goddess” that describes this journey. As the Sun Goddess Inanna (which means Venus) descends into the Underworld (her morning star journey) she passes 7 gates and releases an item of clothing at each gate. When she ascends from the Underworld, she passes again through these gates and reclaims her personal items.

Shamanic Astrology holds the insight that each of the Gates (represented by the Moon conjunctions) can be understood as a Chakra. Today, the Divine Feminine passes through the 7th gate, reclaiming her crown-or her connection to the Divine through her crown chakra. Clearly, with the activation of Spica, the Virgo New Moon Cycle, and later in the month a Moon conjunction to the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters star cluster, the Divine Feminine is profoundly activated within and without.

September 12 to 18Mercury and Pluto Station Direct

When it stations direct, Mercury is within 6 degrees of Regulus, a bright star known as the “heart of the lion” within the Lion constellation. The star and planet are visible close to each other in Monday’s early morning sky. Regulus has been understood as assisting us in moving into “heart focused” action. So as we move back into our flow of busy and full lives, it is so helpful to remember to stay centered in our hearts.

Pluto stations direct on Tuesday the 14th at 2 Capricorn 47. Over the next few months Pluto will be moving direct through Capricorn until it begins its annual retrograde cycle on April 9 at 7 Capricorn 30. This direct station can be understood as Pluto’s final contribution to the T-square energies at work in the early Cardinal, or Householder signs of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries. It will remain nearly stationary for the next couple of weeks-thus strongly holding the tension in its position in the T-Square.

Mars in Scorpio–Full Access to Life Force Energy

Also on Tuesday, Mars moves into Scorpio, following Venus’s entrance into that sign last week. As with Venus, we now have access to the full life force energy possessed by Scorpio-especially potent as we align our personal goals in service to the well-being of the Earth (Virgo) and an awareness of our fundamental connections to all other life forms on this planet (Pisces).

Jupiter and Uranus Major Activation

Uranus and Jupiter both have a tremendous impact in mid to late September. This week we feel the building intensity as both planets approach “perigee”–the point in their cycle where they are closest to the Earth. The exact date of this position for both will be Monday the 20th. They will contribute a great deal of energy to the Aries Full Moon and Equinox occuring next week-as they oppose the sun the day prior, and conjunct the Moon day of.

Jupiter and Uranus are conjunct this Saturday the 18th-the second aspect since the first on June 8. The last conjunction will be January 24 of 2011. In the first conjunction last June, both planets were in Aries-which added to the volatile and high intensity of this aspect. Now both retrograding planets are moving back through the sign of Pisces, which adds a much needed softening to the intensity and high energy. Still, the archetypal energies of the planets themselves (Uranus and Jupiter) are dominant.

With Uranus highlighted, we can expect unpredictable, sudden events on the world stage, designed to help humanity break old habits and addictions in order to evolve in concert with the Turning of the Ages. Innovation, creativity, and breakthroughs in the realm of science, technology, and new thought are all potential outcomes. Jupiter expands all of this and can add a dimension of exuberance and optimism to the dynamic.

It is a good idea to practice grounding and quieting ourselves as we begin our days-as well as providing ourselves with physical outlets to blow off steam–so that we can utilize this gift of energy in a focused and productive way-rather than letting it scatter our efforts or overwhelm and our systems, leading to an excess of aggression, distress, or anxiety. This conjunction is a gift, if we utilize it appropriately.

September 19 to 25Autumn Equinox and Full Moon in Aries

As if last week wasn’t powerful enough-this week we experience the Equinox nearly exact with a Full Harvest Moon in Aries, conjunct Uranus and Jupiter, which are at their closest point to the Earth. Add to that the fact that the Sun squares Pluto on Saturday-which is still in a power stance, having just stationed direct, and is nearly at a stand still. It’s clear to see that the T-Square is in fact very much activated and intensified at this time-even though this month we do not have the “super aspects” of Uranus opposite Saturn and Saturn square Pluto.

The Fall Equinox occurs on Wednesday, September 22. It is followed by the Full Harvest Moon in Aries, exact at 3:17 am Thursday morning. The near-full Moon can be seen at around midnight on Wednesday at the “top of the sky” near conjunction with Jupiter (and invisible Uranus). The Aries/Libra dynamic now activated by the Full Moon is a joyful invitation-energized by Jupiter and Uranus-to take decisive, clear, and committed action toward the fruition of our goals and dreams, in concert with others.

We are finding the balance between acting autonomously and independently and seeking collaboration with others. We are learning that there is no prescribed path to follow at the Turning of the Ages-we must carve it ourselves. We must be willing to make mistakes, to stumble, and to try new approaches as we make our way through the world.

As we come into our own as agents of our own destiny-and world changers in our own right, Aries says-take risks! Be the pioneer and inventor you were born to be! Uranus and Jupiter urge us to embody our uniqueness and know we are supremely blessed as we do so.

The Autumn Equinox is a time of preparation for the winter months to come. It is a time of balance between dark and light, where the air offers the hint of crispness, and we see the beautiful trees beginning to turn colors in thier own process of release. As with the recent activation of Spica, we are invited to claim and celebrate what we have learned, created, and brought into the world over the past year. What do we wish to carry with us through the winter months to sustain us? What will we release and return to Source?

We have gained so much wisdom, clarity, and strength over these past months. It is important to celebrate and own this! So as we take focused action toward the lives and the renewed world our hearts say is oh-so-possible, we can make use of the foundation we have been building over the past year.

Sun Square Pluto–a Torch in the Darkness

On Saturday, the Sun squares Pluto, bringing new light and insight to the Pluto in Capricorn dynamic we have been experiencing since 2008. Capricorn is about the human-made rules, institutions, and structures that support a society and culture. Pluto represents the regenerative processes of the Underworld-the death and rebirth cycles that are part of Earth existance. Interestingly, the “official” begin date for our current recession has been set at December 2007–immediately preceding Pluto’s entrance into the sign of Capricorn in January 2008.

Since that time we have seen our global financial institutions falter precariously. We have seen that our political institutions’ adherence to “business as usual” is exacerbating, not addresssing our current societal and planetary crises. The Sun squaring Pluto can be seen as a “torch” in the present darkness, offering a glimpse into the heart of the disintegration process modern human societies are facing, and insight into how we can best engage with this process.

To the degree that we can accept that the changes we are experiencing are in service to humanity’s evolution and the birth of a new era, we will be empowered to act decisively in those areas where we DO have some control (Aries)–in collaboration with others (Libra). The Uranus Jupiter connection suggests that we are poised at the brink of tremendous evolutionary change. With Pisces in the picture, again, we are reminded of the power of prayer and seeking spiritual guidance on this journey.

September 26 to 31Moon in the Sacred Hoop conjunct the PleiadesTonight at about 10:00 pm we can see the waning near-full Moon about 1.5 degrees S.S.W. of the Pleiades. This will be the last of a series of conjunctions occurring since last October and the Moon will not join the Pleiades again until 2023. As it passes this mythic, beautiful star cluster, the Moon moves into a portion of the sky know to the Lakota as the “Sacred Hoop,” or Great Shining Circle.” This circle of stars is created by Procyon, Sirius, Rigel, the Pleiades, Capella, Castor, and Pollux. It holds the Galactic Cross at the Center of the circle-formed by an intersection of the Milky Way Band and the ecliptic plane.Like all stars and constellations, the Pleiades have represented different things to different cultures across time and geography. A common theme–from Pre-Columbian Central America to Ancient Greece to Northern Native America–holds that they are a group of sisters, chased by a warrior (Orion), young men, a bear… So, like the Virgin Constellation, they have represented women’s mysteries to many cultures.

With the Moon passing through the Sacred Hoop tonight, and transmitting the mysteries of the Seven Sisters, it is a powerful time for women to come together and speak their dreams, supporting each other in leading the way toward a new world culture. For men, I see the recurring theme of the “chase” of these women as symbolizing the incessant longing within the masculine for its other half in the feminine. I encourage you to court and feed your inner feminine aspects-your connection to the earth, your ability to emotionally nurture yourself, your capacity to recieve.

Sun conjunct Saturn–Continuing to Refine Relationships

On Thursday, September 30, the Sun conjuncts Saturn. The Sun joining Saturn can be understood as assisting to bring forward the new expressions of healthy human relationships-and bringing new light and insight to the process. While the intensity of August’s Venus Mars dance with Saturn in Libra has ended and we are well served to have taken a break to integrate and acknowledge our relationship work, it will continue to be a prominent undercurrent for as long as Saturn is in the sign of Libra-until October of 2012-another 2 years.

And this is a good thing. As with so much else, we cannot rush through and be “done with” these processes of change and transformation. We can take this time to peel back many layers of accumulated roles and barriers to our hearts and our authenticity.

We can continue to deepen the process of the sacred marriage-fully accepting and integrating all aspects of ourselves; as well as actively practicing ways of relating that equally honor ourselves and others. For now, let’s honor and acknowledge the new levels of awareness and empowerment we’ve currently achieved as individuals and as an interconnected global family.

And don’t forget to check my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks, and free stuff!

Enjoy, “Zippy”


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Nadine Artemis on natural tooth care, new Living Energy Secrets series, and more!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

#1 – Want to “attend” a free presentation hosted by Natural News featuring Nadine Artemis and her tips for natural tooth care? Visit the link below ASAP (the event is tomorrow!) and sign up in the box on the right side of the page…

http://www.naturalnews.com/029624_cavities_dental_health.html

#2 – Neuro-Vision is having a promotion that runs to 9/30/10 and everyone who visits the website during September will receive dozens of free bonus downloads WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE A SINGLE PURCHASE! In addition, you can get the “Hypnosis 101” video for only 99 cents with any purchase, plus get a $5.00 discount (just enter the code LaborDay at check out).

Neuro-Vision

#3 – Living Energy Secrets, with host Debra Thompson, has just started a new season for this popular series. This one is titled “Get to the Core With Energy” and includes guest presenters such as Donna Eden, Dr. Bradley Nelson, Brent Phillips and Richard Gordon. Sign up ASAP so that you don’t miss any of the remaining presentations. The series is free, replays are available for a limited time afterwards, and each guest offers a free gift to listeners, so you come away with a free e-book, etc., as well as a lot of helpful information!

Living Energy Secrets 

And don’t forget to check out my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Enjoy, “Zippy”