Mercury is officially ending its Retrograde cycle!

Mercury is officially ending its Retrograde cycle at 5:34 pm, Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, June 11.  Thank heavens-- this has been a tough cycle  (5/19-6/11)!  Because Mercury is traveling in the sign of Gemini, we have been deeply reevaluating the messages others are giving us and how we communicate with them.  We may have been 'second guessing' ourselves - and others - as a way of seeing where everyone stands.  This has led to a greater clarity about our ability to impact situations with our attitudes and words.  Going forward, we will begin to gain a greater awareness of directions in which we want our relationships to go and more confidence in adopting a positive attitude that will take both us and the other person to the mutually desired aim.

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SUMMER SOLSTICE June 21, 12:38 P.M. EDST

The SUMMER SOLSTICE is that point that occurs exactly when the Earth's semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the Sun.  It ushers in the predominance of the energies of the second three signs of the zodiac:  Cancer, Leo and Virgo. These signs dive into an intense participation in life—the enjoyment of feeling involved in close relationships with others.  Cancer seeks the experience of the nurturing and deep love and support possible with family members.  Leo encourages us to follow our hearts and share relationships with those who trigger our feelings of love.  Virgo encourages us to do things to help those we love have an easier, happier life. The following three months are well-suited to spending time with those you feel personally close to.  It is a period for enjoying the special relationships in your life as well as allotting time for recreational activities that are pleasurable [...]

By |2015-06-10T16:52:17-04:00June 10th, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on SUMMER SOLSTICE June 21, 12:38 P.M. EDST

JAN’S DIARY . . . . . Nobody To Blame

by Jan Spiller One of the gifts of learning astrology is gaining the objectivity to take the events of life less personally.   Several years ago, I had followed my original spiritual teacher to his new teaching location in Puerto Rico. At that time, a primary goal for me was to “pop over” into the state of Enlightenment.    As I took that goal very seriously, I spent at least a third of my time in Ashrams and other places that encouraged intense spiritual unfoldment. Thus, for me to disrupt my life and move to Puerto Rico for six months to study with this teacher was simply “part of the path.”   One morning I awakened in the tiny condo I was renting and I felt very angry. I kept trying to “brush off” the mood, fill my mind with positive thoughts and go about my business:  peeling the wonderful fresh fruit of [...]

By |2015-06-08T19:10:20-04:00June 6th, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on JAN’S DIARY . . . . . Nobody To Blame

A Special note from Jan

This Mercury retrograde cycle is proving to be a tough one (5/19-6/11).  We are being called upon to re-evaluate situations that have occurred since February 11 (after the last Mercury retrograde cycle ended).  It is time to take in the information resulting from our interactions with others during the past 3-1/2 months and begin to sort things out.  The times support re-thinking the situations facing us, and re-strategizing the direction we want to go in next.  This is not the time to 'go it on your own'-- your best bet is to make new beginnings in the context of the relationships you already have. Read more about this current Mercury retrograde and itÂ’s effects by checking out The Astrological Edge for May. Non-members can read more on the benefits of membership here. For more information on Mercury retrograde, check out Astrology 101.  

By |2015-05-28T17:47:23-04:00May 28th, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on A Special note from Jan

How to maximize this current MERCURY RETROGRADE May 18th, 2015 . . . . .

From the point of view of the Earth, the planet Mercury appears to be going “backwards.” During the time period of this phenomenon, we are all experiencing certain psychological effects in common: confusion, reversals of decision and then getting back on the “right track” again, indecision, unexpected, emotionally-charged miscommunications with others and the necessity of repeating actions more than once to get them “right.” This psychological confusion leads to predictable physical consequences: mistakes with paperwork – due to inattention and lack of focus – often involving having to go back and get repair work redone – such as work on autos or teeth. Also, certain physical objects ruled by Mercury seem to go haywire at this time: computers, printing, all fields related to transportation or communication are particularly vulnerable to malfunctioning during the Mercury retrograde cycles. While the time of Mercury retrograde constricts success and advancement in outer, worldly activity, [...]

By |2015-05-21T04:14:53-04:00May 21st, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on How to maximize this current MERCURY RETROGRADE May 18th, 2015 . . . . .

JAN’S DIARY . . . . . The Value of Non-Doing

Not long ago, I was dating two men. Through a series of quite unexpected and very intense events, everything ‘blew upÂ’ and then I had zero boyfriends.  Whew... All of us pulled back and went into a kind of “hibernation”.  Each of us - including a past girlfriend of one of the suitors - got hurt.   There was so much destructive energy afoot that it was overwhelming. At least most of us have somehow gained the age and wisdom to know when to cease forward action, and pull back.  There is a time for reevaluation, for learning and growing from intense life experiences, for re-defining what we want, for being willing to grow and mature in character, and for our hearts to heal. It is very easy when living in a society geared to “results” and taking action, to continue moving forward to create what one perceives to be a [...]

By |2015-05-07T07:29:39-04:00May 7th, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on JAN’S DIARY . . . . . The Value of Non-Doing

The Astrological Edge for May 2015

The pressure associated with Uranus and Pluto eases this month, as these two planets are at last beginning to separate from the square they having been making to each other! This will give us a break from the intensity that has been permeating the atmosphere since last November. Meanwhile, Jupiter traveling direct in Leo lends a burst of happy, creative, confident energy. Add to that the lightheartedness of planets passing through Gemini (Mercury there all month, Mars entering Gemini on the 11th, followed by the Sun on the 21st, and Venus there until the 6th) and a noticeable easing up of the pressures of the last three months is in store. Lingering tensions can still invoke global and personal change; however, the messages and actions being carried out will likely have a more moderate feel than what we have seen over the past few months. It will be important to [...]

By |2015-05-01T16:34:46-04:00May 1st, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on The Astrological Edge for May 2015

New Moon Reminder – May 2015

NEW MOON REMINDER... Monday, May 18, 12:13 am EDST, is the New Moon Power Day in May! Don't miss this opportunity to make wishes for experiences you'd like to have. This New Moon is in the sign of TAURUS, and it is the most powerful New Moon of the year for wishes involving money and security. It is also potent for wishing to manifest what you consider valuable in any area that is important to you: a relationship, a business, a job or a new behavior. Long-term goals can begin easily manifesting through using the boost of the strong and patient TAURUS New Moon. For success, your wishes must be handwritten on paper and ten wishes maximum are allowed on each power day. The most potent time is the first 8 hours AFTER the exact time of the New Moon; within the first 48 hours will still work. The potency [...]

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ON THE PATH POEM – It’s Last day

During the last week of April and the first three weeks of May the SUN is traveling through the sign of TAURUS. Taurus has the perseverance to get through any obstacle. It is that part of us that is willing to go through repetition to attain the victory We all have the sign of Taurus somewhere in our natal charts and can call upon that energy. Whenever we have a goal, we must go through the steps involved in getting from point A to point B. Its a process. From time to time, the idea of giving up may occur to us. In those moments, it is the steadfast determination of the Taurus part of us that we can turn to for the unswerving tenacity to keep putting one foot in front of the other until the goal is reached. The Spiritual Path requires the same quality of tenacity as [...]

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NEW MOON REMINDER… Saturday, April 18, 2:57 pm EDST

NEW MOON REMINDER... Saturday, April 18, 2:57 pm EDST, is the New Moon Power Day in April! Don't miss this opportunity to make wishes for experiences you'd like to have. April's New Moon is an ESPECIALLY potent New Moon because it is in the sign of ARIES. This is the most potent New Moon of the year for making wishes involving new beginnings! If you have a copy of the book: New Moon Astrology, be sure to consult page 13 for more information. Because this New Moon is in the sign of ARIES, it's a powerful time for wishes involving new ventures, self-confidence, independence and courage. Long-term goals can begin easily manifesting through using the boost of this powerful New Moon. For success, your wishes must be handwritten on paper and ten wishes maximum are allowed on each power day. The most potent time is the first 8 hours AFTER [...]

By |2015-04-15T18:31:56-04:00April 15th, 2015|updates_announcements|Comments Off on NEW MOON REMINDER… Saturday, April 18, 2:57 pm EDST

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