Astrology, Mind

Vacation Expectation!

HAPPY OSTARA!
Friday, 20 March 2015 in Miami, FL, USA
• New Moon at 5:37 AM EDT
• Total Solar Eclipse at 5:48 AM EDT
• Vernal Equinox at 6:45 PM EDT
May your recreational adventure be filled with the blissful serenity of love, joy and peace in every moment!!!

“Vacation Advisory”
A Pubic Announcement
brought to you by Channel Mandy:

Vacation Time is also Expectation Time!
Anyone who’s ever planned and taken a family vacation can almost certainly testify that things don’t always go according to expectation. With this in mind, here are some suggestions of ways to handle those little unexpected “Hiccups” that can (and do) inevitably pop-up, somewhere along the course of any vacation planned by “mere mortals.”

  • 1 • Allow any and all Hiccups to serve as a reminder of the opportunity to connect to the NOWNESS of the moment. Nowness opens the way for Awareness, and it is only by Awareness that we become capable of finding Joy in the moment. Always remember that Joy is determined by our Awareness of what we FEEL inside, not by whatever circumstances may be HAPPENING outside.
  • 2 • Acknowledge any and all Hiccups as Messages that are being sent by your Angels:
    The Angels are asking you to pause, breathe and ACCEPT the un-Expected.
  • 3 • Take a step back, to the side, or even do a full 180°. Just be sure to do whatever it takes to gain a different perspective on any and all Hiccups. Use your objectivity to simply assess the situation for what it is: “An un-Expected SURPRISE!”
  • 4 • Consider that, just because a Divinely planned Hiccup finds its way into your “mere mortally” planned vacation, it doesn’t necessarily mean all chances for excitement have been missed! A Divinely planned Hiccup may actually turn out be a perfect opportunity for the most authentic of family bonding experiences. When everyone works together to find a strategy for getting through a Hiccup, lessons about trust, unity and cooperation are learned and reinforced. These are the once-in-lifetime experiences that will endure… not the fastest roller-coaster or the highest water-slide. An unexpected Hiccup may even end up becoming one of the most laughable memories of your vacation. The very best Hiccups of all, are the ones that become the stuff of the stories your children will someday tell their children.

Can you hear the small voices, faint and far into the years ahead?

Dad? Will you tell us the story of that time when Grandma and Grandpa took you and Uncle John on vacation, and…

  • 5 • Count the Hiccups as you would the Blessings, for in the end, they will be but a small part of the grand entirety of your wonderful, beautiful, perfect-just-as-it-is… VACATION of EXPECTATION!
  • 6 • LAST, but NOT LEAST! This suggestion may, in fact, be the most important one of all for ensuring that your vacation is legendary. Leave all of your day-to-day stresses, worries, anxieties and concerns right where you left them …in the office …at school …around the house …etc. All these things are guaranteed to remain safe and sound, right where you left them; and they will wait patiently, with no resentments, and for as long as they need to, until you return. There is no suggestion for handling the Hiccup of a parent who is constantly attending to their mobile device, throughout their entire family vacation, rather than attending to their family. There is only one solution for this Hiccup, and it is a drastic one: 

Turn off the electronics and tune into each other! 

  • Your children really do want to spend time—secure in the knowing that they are—at the center of their parents’ full attention. Your child may not even know this for themselves, unless they have had the opportunity to experience it! The payoff value of time spent this way can never equate to any fiscal dollars that may become the sacrifice for the cost of not answering a phone call or replying to an email.

Homeward Bound—A Final Thought
When your vacation comes to its fruition, the worst thing to be feeling would be that you need to vacation, when you get home from your vacation. The greatest hope is that when you do return, you will come back ready to address the same OLD Day-to-Day Circumstances with a revitalized and NEWBORN Soul.
You will know your vacation has been a success when…as you are rolling up in the driveway, unloading the suitcases, and feeling the familiar weight and hearing the sing-song jingle of your keys…just as you slide the singular key that will unlock the front door into its keyhole and begin turning the door knob, you find yourself meditating on the gratitude and the truth of the following words:

I AM where I belong, and I am Home.
I FEEL comfort here, and it is Home.
I DO all action in support of sustenance, for this is Home
I LOVE, I am loved, and my Heart is Home.
I SHARE, I give, I receive, in Union, and this Fortitude is Home.
I SEE Beauty all around me, and I am Home.
I UNDERSTAND, and I am understood;
where the Peace & Spirit of Understanding dwell, it is my Home.

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Astrology

March’s New Moon: A Miraculous Cosmic Alignment

New Moon
Monday
March 11, 2013
3:52 PM (EDT)

Ideal Opportunity for New Beginnings!

New Moon 3.2013

Moon Configurations:
Moon in Pisces
Moon and Chiron in Conjunction

MOON = Feelings
PISCES = Intuiting
CHIRON = Healing

10 Celestial Elements are Water
Water = Feelings

10 Celestial Modes are Mutable
Mutable = Harmonious

Moon Conjunction Chiron =
Blending Healing Feelings

Venus Conjunction Chiron =
Blending Healing Attraction

Sun Conjunction Chiron =
Blending Healing Energy

Saturn Trine Chiron =
Flowing Healing Boundaries

Pluto Sextile Chiron =
Flowing Healing Transformation

Pluto Sextile Saturn =
Flowing Transformation Boundaries

Uranus Conjunction Mars =
Blending Desires Breakthrough

Chart for Miami, FL

Miracula Aeternitatis

Quod fuit est sicut quod erit
Et quod erit est sicut quod fuit
Quod fuit ad perpetranda
Miracula aeternitatis

Quod superius est sicut quod inferius
Ad perpetranda miracula

Quod inferius est sicut quod superius
Ad perpetranda miracula

-from Cirque du Soleil, Dralion
Astrology, Spirit

Venus—The Many Names of Beauty

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Venus—The Many Names of Beauty

Source: nasa.gov via Amanda on Pinterest

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Named in Honor of The Roman Goddess, and personifying The Feminine Divine, Beauty and Love. Her significance throughout the history of humanity would fill volumes. (As a Librian, She is also my Ruling Planet; just as She is to Taurans.)

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Some of the many Names of Venus throughout history, just may surprise you!
Jesus, Horus, Lucifer, Josef and Prometheus! Certainly however, She has been more kindly accepted as Ishtar, Kileken, TaiPei, Sukra, Tioumoutiri /Ouaiti (Hathor/Isis), Noga, Helel, and Phosphorus/Hesperus (Aphrodite/Venus) and more!
Additional details about some of her more ancient associations are noted below:
♀ Sumeria/Babylonia— “Dil-bat in Akkadia” = The Star of Ishtar
♀ Maasai— “Kileken”
♀ China— “Tai Pei” = The Beautiful White One
♀ Jyotitvida (Hindu)— “Sukra” = Clear/Pure/Brightness in Sanskrit; associated with Indriani, Queen of The Gods & Indra as Over-Ruler; symbolized by the gemstone Diamond
♀ Egypt— Interpreted as two separate visible bodies “Tioumoutiri” just before sunrise & “Ouaiti” just before sunset; later associated with the duality of Isis & Hathor in the Dynastic eras; with the understanding of Venus as one Celestial Body, She retained her association with Hathor, while Sirius became Isis
♀ Hebrew— “Noga (Planet) /Helel (Archangel)/Ayeleth-ha-Shakhar/Kochav-ha-‘Erev” = shining/bright/deer of the dawn/star of the evening (consecutively)
♀ Greece— Similar to the Egyptians, the morning “Phosphorus” & evening “Hesperus”; with the same later discovery the Greeks retained her morning assoication with the name of her counterpart, Aphrodite (Phoenician Astarte)
♀ Rome— (of course) Honored Her with the name of by which we know Her today.
♀ Australia—  “Barnumbirr” = The Creator Spirit that “Sang” The World to Life; in the early hours before dawn, she draws behind her a rope of light attached to the Earth (i.e. The Sun); the aboriginal Yongu still honor this legendary part of their culture today.
♀ The Maya— “Chak Ek” = The Great Star; She was their most observed & important celestial body

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Finally… “What about Venus & The Pentacle (not Pentagram)?”
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That’s another blog, for another day…
Astrology, Ephemeral Epiphanies, Spirit, World News & Global Events

A New Dawn. A New Day

The Seed:

Post on December 20, by Helen Galindo, on her Facebook Wall…

For those “12/21Mayan Believers” Please read Matthew 24:36 (Jesus said) “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the “Father” alone.

The Epiphany:

Comment by Mandy…

I agree. It doesn’t say no one will “believe.” It says know one will “know.”

To me, this date simply marks the last day of a COLOSSALLY LONG CALENDAR…
So, what generally happens after the LAST DAY of any cyclical  calendar (or means by which we measure TIME: a second, minute, hour, day, week, …century, millennium)?
We celebrate the FIRST DAY of the NEW CALENDAR!!!
For example, the first day of our Western (Gregorian) Calendar is on January 1st. This is a mere “time-stamp” allowing us to functionally (or perhaps dis-functionality) indicate that we now have been given permission to PASS GO…

…and begin another lap around The Sun!

Sorry to burst the narrow-minded bubble of our Western culture, but the “Infinite Expanse of the Cosmos” does not schedule itself by our Earth’s orbit, around our Sun, in our Solar System, in our Milky Way Galaxy.
There are scores if not hundred of calendars, by which ancient and modern cultures (other than our own) mark time. The Ancient Egyptians, alone, had THREE different calendars
  • Lunar/Sothic: 1460 Years
  • Civil: 25 Years
  • Solar/Seasonal: 360 (30 x 12) + 5 days

The first day of the Ancient Egyptian Calendar is our July 19th. It marked the beginning of the “Season of Inundation” (The Flooding of The Nile River), which brought and deposited nutrient rich soil for a new harvest. This anticipation symbolized The Divine Gift of Abundance, Redemption, Rebirth, Renewal and so on!!! (Not disaster, calamity, and chaos.)

Furthermore, their is no indication of the use “tense” (past/future) in the Ancient Egyptian language. All events (past/present/future) can only happen NOW. They understood everything as “happening NOW.” There is no beginning and no end; no birth and no death. The Spirt is eternal and infinite. Transmutation Spirit into the form of a Soul was the required for—incarnation (entry into the human vessel) and—birth to occur. A Soul exists in time; The Spirit is omnipresent and limitless.
It is well known in quantum physics that time is NOT LINEAR. “Time” is a subjective experience, measured mostly by man’s objective calculations and instrumentations. However, as MODERN humans in this tangible plane, most of us have a become slaves to objective time—living in the future” (or the past)—rather then THE MOMENT.
The MOMENT of NOW is ETERNAL..
Astrology

The Day of Thoth’s Taking The Oath & The Final Lunar Cycle of 2012

 Today begins our Final Lunar Cycle of 2012 (New Moon, exact at 3:43am).

More importantly, I believe, today is also

“The Day of Thoth’s Taking The Oath.” 

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If you are thinking:

“Who the heck is Thoth and what do I care about this Oath he took?” …then you may well be ready to find the answer.

First, a bit of history (some call it mythology):

Thoth Oath Date

The manifestation of The Primordial Moon God, Thoth (AKA Thuthi) was marked constantly—on all calendars of The Ancient Egyptians—as Thuthi 1st, their “New Year’s Day” (our July 19th). However,  Thuthi 1st carried deep, multi-leveled meanings to the Ancient Egyptians. Much more so than our modern New Year’s Day. It was, in fact, THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY of their entire year.*

Fast forward to today (literally):

The 28th of Tybi (December 13th) is “The Day of Thoth’s Taking The Oath.”

Do you believe it is by mere chance that two of the most significantly regarded events of The Primordial Moon God occur on the day of a New Moon? (Consistent with the Ancient Egyptians’ Lunar Calendar.)

The story of Thoth is fascinating, and I have recently become closer to Him vis-a-vis The Goddess, My Holy Mother, Isis. Thoth is credited with the scribing of 42 books. These books are said to contain “the answers to all of the mysteries of the universe.” Thanks to countless anthropologists, linguists, and all the pioneers of modern technology, we have instant access to a great portion of these writings.

That said, if you don’t know they exist, how could you even begin to search for them? Well I did, and it was not so simple a task. It took some “digging” (pun) on my part, but it has been well worth the effort.

What I have found are two separate records:

  • The Divine Pymander

Free downloads available at

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/cienciareal/corpushermeticum/corpherm1.htm#  Functional, but not so pretty

http://www.theosophical.ca/books/DivinePymanderOfHermesMercuriusTrismegistus,The.pdf

  • The Emerald Tablets of Thoth The Atlantean(AKA Hermes Trismegistus)

Free downloads available at

http://www.crystalinks.com/emerald.html Crystalinks.com? Love this site!

http://dc304.4shared.com/download/cIGi7P9D/The_Emerald_Tablets_of_Thoth.pdf?tsid=20121213-205330-7c257ef4  Nicer format, but creation of a free account is required to download the file (PDF).

https://itunes.apple.com/book/id521899223?mt=11  Abridged APP for iPad. Very, very pretty. Nice for quick reference, but no substitute for the mind bending experience of reading the complete unabridged version

If you are human (regardless of your beliefs, religion, lack of religion, atheism, or agnosticism), you have wondered…at some point in your life…if only for a moment…“the meaning of it all.” (“Wisdom begins in wonder.” ―Socrates)

If there is a sliver of curiosity, a barely visible fissure, a small opening in your mind,, I challenge you to (someday, and soon) begin reading

“The Emerald Tablets of Thoth The Atlantean.” If His words resonate with you, I believe you “will be compelled” them again… and again… it will not be a matter of choice.

So…

What is The Oath that Thoth took this day 52,2012 years ago?

(52,000 B.C. + 2012 A.D)

I am not certain I have found the answer to this question… yet.

These are my two best guesses so far:

  • The Emerald Tablets of Thoth The Atlantean: Tablet II; Verses 41-45
  • The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean: Tablet I; Verse 1

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth The Atlantean: Tablet II; Verses 41-45

41. Knelt I then before the great Masters, 

Lords of ALL from the cycles above.

42. Spoke HE then with words of great power saying:

43. “Thou hast been made free of the Halls of Amenti. 

Choose thou thy work among the children of men.”

44. Then spoke I: 

“O, great master, 

let me be a teacher of men, 

leading then onward and upward until they, 

too, are lights among men; 

freed from the veil of the night that surrounds them, 

flaming with light that shall shine among men.”

Spoke to me then the voice: 

“Go, as yet will. So be it decreed. 

Master are ye of your destiny, 

free to take or reject at will. 

Take ye the power, take ye the wisdom. 

Shine as a light among the children of men.”

45. Spoke to me then the voice: 
“Go, as yet will. So be it decreed. 
Master are ye of your destiny, 
free to take or reject at will. 
Take ye the power, take ye the wisdom. 
Shine as a light among the children of men.” 

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean: Tablet I; Verse 1

1. I, THOTH, the Atlantean, master of mysteries, 

keeper of records, mighty king, magician, 

living from generation to generation, 

being about to pass into the halls of Amenti,

set down for the guidance of 

those that are to come after, 

these records of the mighty wisdom of Great Atlantis.

As always, your feedback is eagerly welcome!

Astrology

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2012

REMINDER FOR THIS WEEK’S RARE COSMIC EVENT!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: Exact at 22:12:55 (5:12:55PM)
CONCOMITANT WITH
NEW MOON: Exact at 22:09:06 (5:09:06PM)

“This is the 45th eclipse [event] of ‘Saros 133’… In all, Saros 133 produces 12 partial, 6 annular, 1 hybrid, 46 total, and 24 partial eclipses, in that order.”*


In the Saros 133 series, Tuesday’s Total Solar Eclipse is number 26 of 46.

Eighteen years will pass before The World experiences its next Total Solar Eclipse! Number 27 of 46, on November 25, 2030 06:51:37 (6:51:37AM).

February 03, 1562 at 17:27:33 
marked the commencement of the FIRST Saros 133 Total Solar Eclipse.

…and by The Powers That Be…
June 2, 2373 at 19:45:29 
will mark the culmination of the FINAL Saros 133 Total Solar Eclipse.
We won’t be able to see it here in Miami, but this Total Solar Eclipse remains capable of granting us pause, nonetheless.
If not for mere intrigue of astronomy, perhaps for a moment of personal introspection & reflection at the enigmatic grandiosity of this occasion.
 

Symbolism of A Total Solar Eclipse & New Moon in Scorpio:

Eclipse: 

A Total Solar Eclipse is a very powerful New Moon phase and harbinger of significant and vivid beginnings. It opens opportunities for healing any imbalances that may exist between the feminine and masculine aspects of our consciousness. An omen of Metamorphosis, such changes allow for a fresh period of rebirth and the inevitable transformation that follows. Like the Butterfly emerging from its Cocoon, such ascensions always develop in our innermost-being, before manifesting in our outermost-actions! 

Moon:

A New Moon in Scorpio represents heightened emotionality and sensitivity.
It bids us to take actions that facilitate a closer connection to that which is greater than ourselves. It presents a period of time when we may be more attuned to recognize our intuitive/psychic abilities (if we stay open and alert). This applies especially in regards to uncovering deeper truths about the gifts and talents we have been given, as well as how we can use them in the fulfillment of our true life-purpose.

“A total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern Hemisphere.The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begins in northern Australia and crosses the South Pacific Ocean with on other no landfall.The Moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.”*

Astrology, World News & Global Events

Retrograde Mercury

It is difficult for me to dismiss the entry of Mercury into its retrograde corse, TODAY—November 6—NATIONAL ELECTION DAY, as coincidence.

Mercury enters “retrograde course” (moves backwards through the Zodiac in its geocentric position – as seen from the earth) only three times a year for about three weeks each time, (i.e. now through November 26), and is interpreted as a particularly strong cosmic influence.

When Mercury is in retrograde…

Mental pursuits and connections break down.

It is a period is best used as a time for inner reflection.

It is not a good time for making new decisions or new business plans, but it is ideal for reflecting on your current situation.

It is best to quietly observe your inner process during Mercury retrograde, and to carry forward with your preexisting plans.

In the modern day western tradition, we connect Mercury with its Roman God namesake . The God Mercury (akin to The Egyptian God, Anubis) was a messenger between this realm and realms beyond. Mercury was also an overseer of trade, profit and commerce. The astrological symbol for the planet Mercury is taken from this God’s wand or caduceus, which is typically depicted as a short herald’s staff entwined by two serpentine creatures, and which in later antiquity became the astrological symbol for commerce.

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, (represents duality), and also Virgo (represents analysis & attention to detail). It has it’s exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence and communication. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, as well as reveals which techniques and skills are available to you.

Take advantage of this current 21-35 day period to ask yourself:
Where am I heading in my life at this particular juncture?

Then try to move forward with new directions…
ONLY AFTER Mercury has gone direct (Nov 27) and perhaps even a fortnight beyond, when Mercury has left its retrograde shadow (Dec 11). Every Mercury retrograde period requires a few weeks after its direct station to emerge out of this shadow and regain the original degree where it turned retrograde.

Interpretations made using
TimePassages Pro.
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Astrology

First Quarter Moon at 11:33pm

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Miami, FL Sunday, Oct 21
11:33pm DST:
The Transit of October’s First 1/4 Moon occurs with the exit of
Capricorn & The 7th House and entry to Aquarius & The 8th House.

The Moon spends two and a half days in each sign.

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With the Moon exiting Capricorn, an achievement and status-oriented emotional satisfaction emerges. Most likely, the weekend left you and everyone else feeling that you focused on your duties and responsibilities. The atmosphere of stern emotional reserve is lifting now and allowing you to reveal a more sensitive side. Feelings of restriction have loosed their bonds to some extent, allowing a more free expression of emotion.
This was a wonderful weekend to nurture your more ambitious nature. In this “hard-working” Moon position, you probably accomplished a great deal in terms of tasks that are now bringing you a strong sense of fulfillment. Indeed, your instinctual nature has been focused on using your resources to make things happen in your world and propel you closer to achieving your goals.

Moon in Aquarius & The 2nd House.
As the Moon enters Aquarius there is a heightening of socially minded and progressive personalities. Charm & Grace are your allies, but also beware of potentially unstable or erratic changes in your behaviors. Spending a little extra time with your emotions may prove beneficial.
The Moon in The 2nd House brings opportunity to emotionally connect with one’s values, one’s possessions and material things in this world. You will find greater comfort & security if you use this time to be sure that your values & emotions are clearly defined… Only then can you prepare to act wisely upon them!

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Interpretations quoted by & extrapolated from TimePassages Astrology Software was developed by Henry Seltzer.

Astrology

First Quarter Moon at 11:33pm

Miami, FL Sunday, Oct 21
11:33pm DST:
The Transit of October’s First 1/4 Moon occurs with the exit of
Capricorn & The 7th House and entry to Aquarius & The 8th House.

The Moon spends two and a half days in each sign.

With the Moon exiting Capricorn, an achievement and status-oriented emotional satisfaction emerges. Most likely, the weekend left you and everyone else feeling that you focused on your duties and responsibilities. The atmosphere of stern emotional reserve is lifting now and allowing you to reveal a more sensitive side. Feelings of restriction have loosed their bonds to some extent, allowing a more free expression of emotion.
This was a wonderful weekend to nurture your more ambitious nature. In this “hard-working” Moon position, you probably accomplished a great deal in terms of tasks that are now bringing you a strong sense of fulfillment. Indeed, your instinctual nature has been focused on using your resources to make things happen in your world and propel you closer to achieving your goals.

Moon in Aquarius & The 2nd House.
As the Moon enters Aquarius there is a heightening of socially minded and progressive personalities. Charm & Grace are your allies, but also beware of potentially unstable or erratic changes in your behaviors. Spending a little extra time with your emotions may prove beneficial.
The Moon in The 2nd House brings opportunity to emotionally connect with one’s values, one’s possessions and material things in this world. You will find greater comfort & security if you use this time to be sure that your values & emotions are clearly defined… Only then can you prepare to act wisely upon them!

Interpretations extrapolated from and images provided by
TimePassages Astrology Software, developed by Henry Seltzer.