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Libra new moon, James O’Dea, artificial sweeteners in our water, the cons of bottled water


#1 – Here’s information on the current Libra new moon and other astrological events from Astrograph.com…

September 27th New Moon
The Libra New Moon takes place in the early hours of Tuesday, September 27th. This is an extremely powerful New Moon, since it triggers the UranusPluto square that has been the hallmark of this past summer and indeed these past few years. The New Moon degree is 4 Libra, with Mercury at 2 plus degrees of that sign; since we have Uranus at 2 plus Aries and Pluto at 4 plus of Capricorn, the temporary T-square of the energies is huge. Mercury adds to this picture because as well as closely opposing Uranus it is exactly parallel. Additionally, Mars at 5 plus Leo makes an almost exact inconjunct with Pluto and a  to Uranus.

What this could mean for the weeks ahead is several-fold. At the most mundane level we can expect surprises. There have been quite a few in the world news lately and we are likely to see more. This New Moon is the kick-off for the entire four-week lunation cycle that will take most of October to complete, and it is over this entire period that surprising events are likely, as well as surprising enlightenment arising out of our understanding of these events. We also might want to be extra careful, since Mars is in the picture of this New Moon in connection to both Uranus and Pluto, and Mars with Uranus adds up to accidents, even though in this case the aspect is a trine, a relatively benign aspect. There is also the probability of strong intuitional hits coming down, affecting the way we see the world around us. We do well to keep as alert as possible since we have the opportunity of getting an unexpectedly clear glimpse into the workings of the universe or at least into the workings of our own psyches.

Then too, with Pluto in the picture, transformation is in the air. This means that necessary changes we have been enjoined to make might no longer be able to be put off. The known condition of our lives, even though not be the best for us in the long run, is always the most comfortable; the important changes that we know we need to make become postponed indefinitely. That is where the wrecking ball represented by Pluto comes in, and then we don’t have to wait any longer. In this regard the action definitely steps up next spring, when the square between Uranus and Pluto becomes exact for the first time. UranusPluto is active for at least five more years beyond 2012, so that the remainder of this vitally important decade of the teens will be increasingly dicey.

One other factor is prominent in this New Moon configuration, and it is a softer and gentler one than what has been already discussed. Jupiter and Neptune are in quintile with each other, and they each make a bi-quintile aspect to the New Moon, an aspect pattern called a bi-quintile yod. This brings a much-needed spiritual quality and even optimism to the proceedings, although the joyous idealism of this symbolism could also manifest as confusion, illusion or outright deception. With Saturn less prominent and with Neptune strongly configured, the feeling of can-do might be a welcome relief from all the recent polarization of attitudes both with regard to interpersonal situations and on the national scene. Perhaps compromise is possible after all, and we can yet achieve some lasting progress as we truly enter this tumultuous and difficult decade.

# 2 -The Shift Network is sponsoring two free calls you might be interested in…

The first call is with world-renowned social healer James O’Dea on the theme Join the Planetary Wave of Peace: Become a Peace Ambassador. It takes place this Thursday, September 29th, at 5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern. On this powerful 75-minute call, James O’Dea, who has been at the forefront of worldwide peacebuilding, will share practical tools for how we can all become ambassadors of peace in our families, our neighborhoods, our jobs, and in our world. You can sign up here.

The other is the Soulful Women Activation Series — an intimate 3-part free teleseries for women who are ready to ignite their soul’s calling and be supported in birthing that into the world. The series starts this Wednesday, September 28th, at 5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern. Sign up here.

# 3 – This article about the hazards of drinking bottled water also contains a web site called Find a Spring.com ,where you can locate your nearest natural spring….


# 4 – Here’s an eye-opening (and alarming!) article from Dr. Mercola’s newsletter about how artificial sweeteners are turning up in our drinking water….


# 5 – And a little Abraham to end on…

“A  belief in shortage or lack will prevent your discovery of the  path to your own creation, and any feeling of resistance indicates that you are  on the wrong Vibrational path. However, in your understanding of the  never-ending abundance of this Universe, you will feel personal delight  whenever you observe anyone’s alignment with it, for their achievement can in  no way diminish yours, but can only enhance it.”–Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Peace Week, ACE training and a little poem. Ahhhh :-)

Those of you who are familiar with this blog know that I very rarely get into relating personal experiences. However, today I can’t help but share a little about my time so far participating in Barbara Marx Hubbard’s Agents of Conscious Evolution (aka ACE) training program….something I urged others to check out in a previous post awhile back when there was still time to sign up.

Well, I am now halfway through the 12 week program and couldn’t be happier that I decided to participate. If the training is ever offered again, I highly recommend it. It has been an inspiring, expansive, supportive, enlightening experience in regard to my spiritual growth and desire to find ways to have a positive impact on the evolutionary process of the planet and her people. And the sense of community and commonality that quickly develops between all the participants has been a real godsend and delight.

One of the main areas of focus during the training so far has been on learning to operate from Essence instead of ego, and nurturing the relationship with our inner Beloved. During my morning reflection time….when inviting and requesting that my Essential Self take dominion over my day and my thoughts, words and deeds, there was a little “poem” that more or less wrote itself. It’s called….

Me, Myself & I AM

Powerful, potent, precious and profound,

the presence of the Beloved begins to permeate

the nooks and cranies of my mind and heart,

instilling my life with meaning and purpose.

The Stillness emerges and wraps me

in the whisper-soft mantle of my Essential Self.

In joy, Zirah

p.s. Don’t forget PeaceWeek :

To make that dream a reality, it will take ALL of us coming together to learn
the best peace practices, create reconciliation and healing, as well as gain
inspiration from the most inspiring peace pioneers in the world.

Last year we gathered more than 20,000 people from 152 countries to create the
world’s largest virtual peace summit ever. This year we have assembled another
global cast of top luminaries such as Alice Walker, Deepak Chopra,
Marianne Williamson, Arun Gandhi, Michael Bernard Beckwith,
Daniel Goleman and many others who have inspired millions to create
peace in their lives.

It’s all FREE and it’s happening in the convenience of your own home or
office, September 15th – 21st. Get all the details and REGISTER HERE: http://peaceweek.info

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Pisces full moon, Gregg Braden, the dangers of mercury, and The Divine Name. Interesting combo!


# 1 – Here’s an insightful take on the meaning of the current full moon cycle and other astrological configurations….

Intuitive Message for the Pisces Full Moon:
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
by Julia Bondi

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs… this is the political mantra of our
“Where are the jobs?” may be used as a political accusation to
castigate the opposing party and advance a partisan agenda, but the question is
a painfully real one. Where are the jobs that once supported a thriving middle
class who were marrying, starting families, building homes, sending their
children to good schools and perhaps to college as they marched confidently
toward a better life – the American Dream? We were all led to believe this
dream was our birthright as Americans — this dream that is either slipping away
or on life-support
. Will good paying, low skill jobs ever come back to
American shores, or is that golden era of family unity and strength gone
forever? What will replace it?

The jobs of the post War golden age of the American middle class have
been imperiled
since the 1960’s Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo
opposing Saturn in Pisces began to challenge the 50’s ideals of the secure,
lifelong company man whose wife could stay at home to raise their children.
First, the children of the baby boom were beginning to come of age in the 60’s
and they were rejecting the concepts of their parents, which they felt were soul
deadening. They tuned in, turned on and dropped out. Secondly, the world was
recovering from the devastation of World War II and beginning to compete with
the supremacy of American manufacturing and power. The security of the post-war
boom was in jeopardy, though few knew it then. Now, as Uranus and Pluto square
one another, revisiting the 60’s, we are painfully aware that the world
of the 50’s is over, never to return

2012 will see Neptune move into Pisces as Mars retrogrades in Virgo,
framing the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square.
Is it any wonder that the
August 28, 2011 New Moon in Virgo and the September 12 Full Moon in Pisces would
stimulate jobs plans from Republican candidates for the Presidency and President
Obama’s jobs address to the joint session of Congress? This painful, lengthening
recession/depression is not a “normal” business cycle trough. Most economists
state clearly that the world has changed and the jobs picture of the past is not
coming back.

Uranus in Virgo in the 60’s saw the birth of the technology/computer
revolution that would revolutionize industry. Pluto in Virgo saw the stirring of
the birth of the rest of the world who would rise to be competitors to the
United States economy. No, we are not going to recover the fading dreams of
corporate dominance and security and, yes, Americans and many others throughout
the world are genuinely suffering from this dislocating transformation of global
business. Where are we headed and how shall we get there?

The emphasis on the Virgo/Pisces archetypes is awakening a
that we are all creative, entrepreneurial individuals (whether
we work for someone else or for ourselves) who were born with a destiny that
centers around and is supported and fulfilled by “right livelihood”, the soulful
work that we are meant to contribute to the world. We are living in a
transformational moment, a momentous time, when we are re-visioning our world in
order to create a new one. A new world that supports teaching everyone to learn
what their innate skills and talents are, to develop those skills and to find
and follow the path of “right livelihood” — through which they will evolve as
they serve the world around them.

Our belief systems, our institutions, our politics and our awareness are not
yet committed to this reality — the world of work, jobs, salaries, and making a
living is being re-birthed. This Full Moon is a time to examine our
individual relationship to work,
a time to tenderly ask, “Is this what
I am here to do?”, so that we might fully engage our souls’ work.

© 2011 Julia Bondi
All rights

# 2 – Want more information and stimulation? Henry Seltzer at Astrograph.com has this to say about the full moon….

This Full Moon, taking place on Monday, September 12th, has its peaceful and also its contentious elements, so that we will have a good opportunity to choose our way forward; and it is obviously to be wished for that we will choose as wisely as possible. On the peaceful side, the Full Moon takes place in calm and gentle Pisces, and there are aspects as well to Jupiter from the Sun, Moon and Mercury, plus a spiritual quintile from Jupiter to the ruler of Pisces, namely Neptune. We therefore might expect a momentary sense of calm amidst the maelstrom of recent events. With Neptune also, there has been a subtle air of fantasy and potential deception hanging over this monthÕs configurations, so that, as has been the case for many months, we are not very sure where we stand and which end is truly up. We must learn to live with paradox, on the collective level and for our own lives individually as well. This has of course been evidenced on the national stage by the stock market and the economy in general.

There are also elements of contention in this month’s configurations and in this Full Moon in particular, with the Sun and Moon square the Nodal Axis and with both Mars and  emphasized.  There is an important SaturnChiron dynamic as well, highlighted by this Full Moon. Saturn with Chiron brings up the wound of misplaced authority, stemming from situations when we questioned the leadership of parental figures from our early life, and questioned too whether the authority that they exerted over us was in fact in our own best interest. When this wound extends into our adult lives we question authority in all its forms applying to us today. This mid-month time period is a powerful one to acknowledge this type of early trauma and its consequences into the present moment. If we can accept ourselves at the deepest possible level, trauma included – and the residue of trauma – we have the chance to truly own our own authority, and this is vitally important as we move through the remainder of this climactic decade.

It is also interesting to note that this Full Moon takes place just one day after the tenth anniversary of 9-11. We as a nation are still raw from the fallout of that cataclysmic event, and struggling to recover from it even to this day. No matter what you believe regarding the events of September 11th, 2001 and their aftermath in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, one thing is certain; nothing remains the same. The nation’s history in this very important time of transition can be regarded as falling into two periods, the one before 9-11 and the one after. What we are seeing, I believe, is nothing less than the transformation of America, as I have tried to indicate in my recent Zodiactivism blog entries. What does this mean for each one of us personally? That it is important to recognize the transformation of our own personal evolution coming down upon our heads, like it or not; and ready for it or not. Rather than go kicking and screaming like small children at bedtime, since go we must in any case, we benefit when we can embrace the change.

# 3 – Lisa Garr of The Aware Show  is hosting a presentation with Gregg Braden (one of my absolute favorite people to listen to and learn from!) tomorrow, September 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM Eastern (2:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Pacific). This is a free event and you can register here.

# 4 –  And an indepth (and alarming) article about the dangers of mercury…


#5 – Want some inspiration? Here’s a link to The Divine Name, by Jonathan Goldman, a short video for integrating the mind and heart with great visuals and entrancing sounds. It will serve as a nice antidote for any fear or stress brought up by the article on the dangers of mercury. :-)


Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Peace Experiment, radical forgiveness, Bruce Lipton DVD and Abraham…a winning combo!


# 1 – I just read a document that Radical Forgiveness author Colin Tipping added as an epilogue to one of his books after the world-changing events of 9/11. Here is how it ends…

And let’s be clear about this. Peace does not mean absence of war. It depends on no

particular outcome. If we are attached to an outcome, we won’t feel peace. Peace comes

only when we are able to surrender to Spirit and to know that everything is in Divine

order. I would therefore like to close this Epilogue with the Radical Forgiveness

Invocation and ask you to hold it in your hearts as the story of 9/11 continues to unfold.


May we all stand firm in the knowledge and comfort that all things are now,

have always been and forever will be, in Divine order, unfolding according to a

Divine plan.

And may we truly surrender to this truth, whether we understand it or not.

May we also ask for support in consciousness in feeling our connection with the

Divine part of us, with everyone and with everything – so that we can truly say

and feel – we are One.”

(If you would like to view the whole document and how Tipping uses his 4-step forgiveness process for 9/11, go here and scroll down to where it says “Epilogue 9/11”)


# 2 – It may not be too late for some of you to still sign up and participate in Lynne McTaggert’s Peace Intention Experiment starting today. Here’s the e-mail I received from Lynne with details about the event:

I’m thrilled to announce that we will have a LIVE broadcast of the joint apology
between East and West on our Peace Intention Experiment, set for 1 pm Eastern
DST (5 pm Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday September 11, 2011.

Thanks to modern internet technology, you will be able to watch noted Arab peace advocate
Dr. Salah Al-Rashed and myself offer a joint apology and a forgiveness ceremony
for the events of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Here’s how to watch the broadcast and to take part in the experiment

•    REGISTER NOW. The website will be very busy on Sunday, September 11,
and registering takes a few minutes.  In order to avoid disappointment (like a
web traffic jam) or missing any part of the experiment, it’s imperative that you
register before the event.

•    For those who would like to read the experiment in Arabic, click Arabic while logging in.  Everyone else, click English.

•    Up to an hour before the Intention Experiment (12 noon Eastern DST; 4 pm GMT) login (www.intentionexperiment911.com).  You will land on a page with the pop up broadcast and information about Powering Up.  STAY ON THAT PAGE.

•    At 1 pm Eastern DST, click on the button for the pop up broadcast, which will show at exactly 1 pm Eastern DST.  The joint apology and forgiveness ritual between myself and Salah Al-Rashed will last approximately 15

•    If for any reason, you cannot see the pop up page, open another window on your browser and go to http://www.BeautifulExchange.com.

•    When we are finished, click us off and continue to follow the experiment on the web
(or continue to follow our live broadcast by opening up http://www.BeautifulExchange.com  in another window on your browser. DON’T LEAVE THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT PAGE.  Our web team will flip over the pages for you.

•    At approximately 1:20 pm Eastern DST (5:20 pm GMT), the page will automatically flip over, and the target of our collective intention will be revealed.  Don’t try to change pages yourself.

•    At 1:25 pm approximately pm Eastern DST (5:25 pm GMT) the pages will flip over again and
the Intention Experiment will begin.  Hold the intention statement in your heart.  Imagine images of peace in your heart with all your five senses.

•    The experiment will end at approximately 1:35 pm (5:35 pm GMT).

•    If the pages don’t flip over for any reason, contact our web team on: peaceintention@copperstrings.com.
They will send you the URL to go to directly.

•    At 1:35 pm Eastern DST (5:35 GMT), Salah and I will close the Intention Experiment with a joint prayer
for peace.

•    For the following seven days from September 12-September 19, 2011), come onto www.intentionexperiment911.com at the same time  –
ten minutes before 1 pm Eastern DST (5 pm GMT).  At 1 pm Eastern, I will carry
out a short broadcast before and after the 20-minute experiment and keep you
updated about any news from participants and our target.

•    Our web team will be standing by at the same email address

Besides our Intention Experiment, the three-day One: the Event in Seattle will be broadcast LIVE on the web.  To see a fantastic line up of speakers, including Barbara Marx Hubbard, James
O’Dea, Lindsay Wagner, Ocean Robbins, James Twyman and many more, see: http://onethegathering2011a.sched.org/even/97eb62283a0e060199def58e6e106d59

The live stream of the ONE events in Seattle on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be
available at www.onetheevent.org as well as on www.PeaceDay.tv.

Warmest wishes, Lynne

# 3 – Here’s a tip, thanks to Doug Parks at Spirit 2000, about free access to the full length DVD of Bruce Lipton’s popular “The Biology of Perception, Psychology of Change.”  But the offer only lasts for the next two weeks, so be sure to watch it as soon as possible.


# 4 – Some great insight and words of wisdom from Abraham…

“The Law of Attraction is responding to your thought, not to your current reality. When you change the  thought, your reality must follow suit. If things are going well for you, then  focusing upon what is happening now will cause the well-being to continue, but  if there are things happening now that are not pleasing, you must find a way of  taking your attention away from those unwanted things.

You have  the ability to quickly change your patterns of thought, and eventually… your  life experience.

Take 15 minutes daily, thinking of pleasant scenarios  regarding your body, with the sole intent of enjoying your body and  appreciating its strength and stamina and flexibility and beauty. When you  visualize for the joy of visualizing rather than with the intention of  correcting some deficiency, your thoughts are more pure and, therefore, more  powerful. When you visualize to overcome something that is wrong, your thoughts  are diluted with the “lackful” side of the equation. In time, your physical  condition will acquiesce to your dominant thoughts.”

#5 – And don’t forget the free QiGong distance healing being offered by Michael Mohoric (see previous posts for details).

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Dr. Sue Morter, world event, free distance healing, astrology update, great music and more!


# 1 – Here’s an invitation I got from Da Vid Raphael, founder of The Light Party and Director of The Global Peace Foundation…

On September 11th, a monumental transformational event will
be happening in Seattle at the Memorial Stadium at 3:46 PM Pacific Time,
exactly 10 years and 10 hours after the 9/11 tragedy.

Tens of thousands of people will be joining musicians, speakers, and celebrities, both live and on the web to intentionally send love, compassion and unity to all of humanity.

Please Join Us:

Through the “Power of Synergy” and focused intent we have an unprecendented opportunity to transform our collective consciousness from Fear to LOVE.

# 2 – On Thursday, Sept. 8th, at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT, the Shift Network is sponsoring a free 1 hr call with Dr. Sue Morter titled The Self-Love Solution: How to Replenish Your Life Force While Transforming Our World. Dr. Sue will offer a powerful solution for taking self-care to the next level in your life, allowing yu to live with more ease, greater health, and less stress. Sign up here.

# 3 – Here’s a quick update from Chris Flisher (www.chrisflisher.com) about current astrological configurations….

Tension Mounting/Expect Unexpected

The pot could be stirred this week as Uranus, the planet of unexpected events squares Pluto, the planet of transition. Both of these planets will be retrograde and it could mean an unlikely dialog occurs
that has deep, long-lasting results. With Mars still in Cancer, the fiery planet will be opposing the warm Capricorn Moon and could easily trigger a string of action that shifts the direction of an organization or a body of people. All of these planets are in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) so the results could revolutionary and profound.

# 4 – QiGong master Michael Mohoric is doing another free distant energy healing for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families, and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is Sunday September 11, 2011 from 5-6pm Pacific Daylight Time (8-9pm 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’s all you have to do to connect with the energy–healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. There will be unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session and you can
receive a lot of healing energy before the main session.

For those who want to know more about this work you can visit the website: http://www.QigongEnergyHealing.com.

# 5 – Want some great inspirational music to lighten and brighten your day (or night!)? Check this offering out from Deva Premal, by way of Evolution Ezine…


Enjoy, “Zippy”

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