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Year of the Red Yin Fire Rooster 2017

      After the brutal twists and turns of the Yang Fire Monkey year we are still in extraverted, fiery energy, but it has now turned inward, and is much more controlled/thoughtful. Cock a doodle doo! So begins the Yin Fire Rooster Year, 28th January 2017. – 15th February 2018. A time of sparkling/serious, formal energy that is efficient, cautious and prudent. It is a good year for consolidation, pondering, and putting strategies in place in a bid for success, before moving forward. The Fire Rooster year augurs well for marriage, business, and conserving...

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Soul Series – Soul of Astrology

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” - Dane Rudhyar     I got into Astrology at the age of nine, when my Dad bought me an introductory book. I devoured it within an hour and was amazed at how familiar and comfortable the subject seemed to me. I was intrigued by the idea that the movement of celestial bodies somehow influenced my earthly life, gave me a better understanding of myself, AND could predict events on a personal level? Even for a precocious, pre teen, this was a “Wow!” moment. By fourteen, I could...

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Retreat 2017

.  “Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind. Then get back to work” (Ralph Marston, Founder of The Daily Motivator website)   WHAT DOES THE WORD RETREAT MEAN TO YOU? Moving back? Withdrawal? A quiet place to rest and relax?  As a Retreat Facilitator, I resonate with the last description most. You’re probably aware that life can get busy, and that there are not enough hours in the day to get jobs done. You may even promise yourself that you will take time out, after you have completed your all important to-do list. But do you?     WHAT...

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Someday!

          "Someday someone will come into your life, and love you the way you've always wanted. If your someday was yesterday, learn from it. If your someday is tomorrow, hope for it. If your someday is today, cherish it and never let it go." Unknown

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Yang Fire Monkey Year!

All hail the bustling, energetic, mercurial, Fire Monkey Year! 2016 is known as the Red Yang Monkey Year. It begins on February 8th 2016, and ends on January 27th 2017. Red is associated with the element Fire, therefore 2016 can also be described as the Yang Fire Monkey Year. The overall energy is masculine, extroverted, and competitive. The Fire Monkey year will display a high octane, audacious, lightning energy flow; a quickstep compared to the stately waltz of the peaceful Yin Wood Goat in 2015. It will usher in a sense of excitement, fun, daring, and a need to be noticed...

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Heart…

The heart's lessons are learned through laughter, joy, and play. Sorrow, disappointment, and pain plague it's path, turning it this way and that in confused circles. Although it may shatter or break, L-O-V-E makes it whole again.    

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Fear!

Fear is seductive. Terror is a thief! Trauma is the consequence of absorbing these two into your life, because of past/current, challenging experiences. Although emotionally distressing, Fear, Terror, and Trauma can be great teachers, if you let them. Once you have experienced; recalled; processed; and released these delusions from your heart and mind; you will be FREE. You will gain everlasting peace, and a greater understanding of how the “Why me?” effect that has been draining you of heart soul, and mind energy.       Fear will test your courage,...

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Change

We're almost three months into the new year, and I have noticed lots of people joining gyms, going on diets, and generally making an effort to  introduce some kind of positive change in their lives. For me the annual thoughts of change are quite ritualistic, and stem from an innate need to be constantly altered, or ready for the next, novel experience. To some, I might be deemed as "restless!"; or maybe I just like living in the moment, taking chances - opportunities, where more staid characters would not necessarily see any? By ritualistic, I mean that I do the same things every year,...

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Happy New Year! Year of the Wood Goat

The fast flowing, fiery energies of the Yang Wood Horse will end on February 18th 2015, making way for the arrival of the more peaceful, occasionally unsettling energy of the Yin Wood Goat Year.   The Chinese new year of the Yin Wood Goat begins on February 19th 2015 and ends on February 7th 2016, making this a shorter year than usual. This is because this year, on February 19th the new Tiger moon is on the last day of the Tiger month, and the Chinese new year always begins on the new Tiger moon in the Tiger month. Although the energy is still fiery, it is expressed...

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Singing in Sacred Places

A friend sent me an inspirational email a few days ago.  The  veracity of the words  describing sacred lands struck me as particularly potent, because  I have a  great respect for the Mother Earth, and the natural elements. I would not call myself an "eco radical", but I am sensitive to what is going on around me on a local, national, and global scale, and I contribute towards the preservation ofthe planet in my own way. The following  words inspired me to write this post: "When one visits sacred lands, you must first be pure in your intentions. One must know you are in a special...

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