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The Zodiac and the Truth Behind Astrology

Astrology is one of the most ancient sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the wise and the great. Formerly, no prince would make war or peace, nor any general fight in battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an astrologer."
- Benjamin Franklin

What does it means when I see 111 all the time?

And He created His Universe with three Books: Story, Number and Communication.

Sefer Yetzirah 1:1

In a few weeks we will welcome the year 2011 and the first day of the New Year will be written in most calendars as 1/1/11. That is the reason I decided to dedicate this newsletter to a question I am asked very often by people from all over the world: “What does it mean if I see 111 or 1111 everywhere I go?”

Christmas Grinch and Mercury Retrograde

Ever wondered why we celebrate the holidays of light (Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas) during the darkest time of the year? Well, the answer, as always, is in the question. The elders, storytellers, and shamans, could tell that many of us experience winter-blues as winter creeps in and the amount of light in the day shrinks.

Strange Days Indeed – Most Peculiar Mama

Two Spiritalks ago, I mentioned Venus is retrograding in Scorpio and how it is correlating to a great deal of challenges with relationships, money, contracts and self-worth. Since then, I received a great deal of emails with subject lines that read something like: “When is this over?!” or “What is happening up there?” Officially Venus will start her direct motion around November 19th but it doesn’t mean it will be difficult until that day.

The Burning Way and Venus Retrograde in Scorpio

“I will die but I will rise. I will return, the Phoenix from the flame”

--Troy by Sinead O'connor

The Feminine Elements: Water and Earth.

The feminine elements are energies of depth and focus. They are ruled by the principal of gravity: they strive to go deeper as well as hold things together. Water always flows to the lowest place. The same goes for earth or any solid matter that obeys the laws of gravity. The Feminine energies give us life as well as heal and care for it. These are the elements of the Mother also known as the Goddess of the Earth. In Kabbalah the feminine element of God is called Shechinah.

Fall Equinox 2010

This week, on Thursday the 23rd, we have a convergence of a few interesting celestial phenomena: the Full Moon in Aries and the Fall Equinox, seasoned with Sukkoth, a very important Jewish holiday laden with symbolism and mystical meanings.

Thief

Mercury Retrograde

In the Homeric Hymn to Hermes (see below), at the ripe age of two months, Hermes, or, Mercury, as he was known to the Roman, stole the scared cattle herd of his illustrious and unvigilant brother Apollo. Of course he was caught and when he was confronted by his father Zeus, Mercury was true to his nature as the god of thieves and liars, and lied his way out of trouble by telling and entertaining and engaging story.

Window of Opportunity

Saturn opposite Uranus is arguably the most important transit occurring right now. It started in the fall of 2008, blasted through the skies again in Feb 2009 and right now is moving and shaking the heavenly spheres once again. Last time this transit occurred was 1965. Saturn, the conservative, traditional, and cautious is opposite to Uranus, the democratic, futuristic, and altruistic. In US politics, the Republicans are often associated with Saturn while Democrats and liberals with Uranus.

Welcome to Aquarius

February starts off with an intense square between Pluto and Saturn. It's like watching UFC fight between two guys who are fighting dirty as they square off in the ring. It's not all bad, it means you just have to be a little more careful and cautious, plan your days better and play it safe. You might have some issues with figures of authority, the government, the police...