26 November 2007

the big "4-O"

perhaps the coolest thing about a basic (or deep) understanding of astrology, is the ability to prepare for what's coming in life. because truth be told, we all experience the same energy, albeit manifests differently and uniquely for each of us. but, we have learned, thanks to things like game theory and quantum physics, that perhaps all things in life can reduced down to a mathematical equation.

so, knowing that, i play the numbers; i use the equations ... i learn by looking at the answer in the back of the book and let the equation work itself out to the desired result. energy and vibrations, as reflected in the symbols of astrology and numerology, are the symbols of my equations. in the lives of an individual, the "answer" is as varied as that which you can visualize as *your* reality or *your* desired result ... e.g., the answer to the question, "what do i want?"

"the mid-life crisis," as it has been called, is the time in life we all experience when the planet uranus opposes the position it took in the sky the morning you were born. uranus represents the "kapow" energy that was infused from the cosmos into the linear time existence of this solar system the moment you came into being.

uranus' transitional opposition is the next most powerful infusion of energy most human beings experience. so crisis? yes, it can be. if your life is not what you want, a crisis exists. the uranus opposition reminds us, through its reflecting of its original energy imprint, what our life is supposed to be.

uranus has little need to be nice about it either. it is pretty black and white, yes and no, but, most of all, it is in your face. uranus demands immediate results. uranus was, after all, the sky god -- everything that was beyond earth is in his realm. he was the power until, of course, gaia or earth, demanded equality. (a mighty planet against the entire cosmos!) the crisis existed because he had to have it his way and everyone else, including gaia, had to comply or there was hell to prove his control ... that is, until she (with their son's help) graciously freed him to be free of his need to control the earth.

this mid-life crisis, if it is that for you, exists because of the need to control the external. in the flow of life, if you are just living your life, the earth (or external) goes on about its way of making life happen for you. the deeper you are connected to your life, your true purpose, and the deeper you can live that life, the more the external things just happen. there is no need to lie, there is no hell to pay, there is no struggle ... life just happens if you give your life the liberty to pursue your happiness. sound familiar, perhaps our forefathers had it right after all.

life is embodied in your purpose and the living of that purpose on planet earth. if you are not doing that, there is a piece of you so deep that is not living. it can be buried in the death of the mundane obligations that so many put before the actual purpose of one's life. which leads us to ... "life without liberty is like a body without spirit" (kahlil gilbran).

liberty is the freedom to be; the freedom to expose that purpose and live your life the way you need to live in order to maximize your life in the universe. "liberty is the power that we have over ourselves" (hugo grotius). to the extent we give away our power to others to control ourselves, is to the extent we relinquish our liberty to live our own lives. the compromise of liberty in relationships is a constant flow of balance and communication so that the life your pursuing may bring you happiness. this is where the force of the uranus opposition strikes the hardest, and the houses of uranus' natal and transitional domicile reveal the areas in life where the force is felt.

the pursuit of "happiness" is what creates our path in life. there are many ways to craft a life of pursuing happiness. heck, there's even a book entitled "the pursuit of happiness." i'm a simple girl, so i just use the pleasure principle: if it feels good, do it. sometimes what is supposed to be a pleasure doesn't feel good, or it feels weird, or it feels forced, or it merely feels not right.

"so," you ask, "how do i use this energy?" after all, this feeling, this energy, this time has been given to you to use ... or not. there are so many stories of success coming out of the uranus opposition ... the "titanic" movie gets made. and there are so many stories of upheaval and disruption ... the divorces, the new careers, the deaths. recrafting your life with the energy leads to some amazing success stories of life shifts. ignoring it will allow the energy to do its thing resulting in a life that is going to prove to you that you were actually here to live your life and not someone else's. if you don't use the energy, the world around you will shift and expose you to the life you were here to live, and give you choice after choice after choice to make (or not), to be free or not.

choice is the breath of life, remember to breathe.

if you are in crisis, it is a time for you to step-up, this is your life.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

p.s., and yes, that is an "O" not a zero ... the uranus opposition does necessarily happen at 40, everyone's timing is different.

11 November 2007

11:11 . . .

yes, another 11.11 . . . what did you pay attention to today?

connecting us with our higher self, 1 = I am ... the repetition of 1, I am, I am, I am, I am ... on 4 concentric, evolutionary levels. reminding us who we are, why we are here. in a 2007:9 year ... what are you letting go of today that inhibits your 'I am" from being free to be?

"Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten"

- from the song "Unwritten"

because, if you don't feel it, you can't know it.

you are the keeper of your own happiness, enlightenment, present moment, joy, and reality. that is, if you choose to assume the responsibility of it. because, either you make your choices or others will make them for you ... usually based on the (un)consciousness of the collective. and, with so few people actually making conscious choices in their lives, those that make conscious choices, have and use much of the available power.

rest in peace dorothy. my eldest sister chose to die this week or else someone made the choice for her. i don't know which it is, but it is what it is. and it is all good. her life on earth was as tragic as it was beautiful ... as all good dramas in life usually are. she always wanted a "general hospital" life, and she lived it.

i am thankful for my family and friends.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

from my friend JKL ... he sent me this reminder of ...
Unlimited Vision
Everything Is In Divine Order

We can only see so much from where we sit in our particular bodies, in the midst of our particular lives, rooted as we are in the continuum of space and time. The divine, on the other hand, is not limited to the constructs of either space or time, and its wisdom and workings often elude us as we try to make sense of what is happening in our lives. This is why things are not always what they seem to be and even the best-laid plans are sometimes overturned. Even when we feel we have been guided by our intuition every step of the way, we may find ourselves facing unexpected loss and disappointment. At times like these, we can find some solace in trusting that no matter how bad or just plain inexplicable things look from our perspective, they are, in fact, in divine order.

Even as we take our places in this earthly realm, a part of us remains completely free of the confines we face here. Regardless of what is happening in our lives, this part of us remains infused with joy and gratitude, connected to the unbroken source from which we come. Our small self, on the other hand, who is caught up in our false identity as a being limited in space and time, regards happiness as the result of things going the way it wants them to go. It is this part of us that suffers the greatest confusion and upset when the logic of events does not compute. And it is to this self that we must extend unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion. In order to do this, we tap into our inner divinity, holding the space of a tender authority, extending love and light to our ego as a mother extends her love to a troubled child.

There are many ways to access our inner divinity—meditation, prayer, chanting, channeling, and conscious breathing, to name a few. It is helpful to develop a regular practice that provides us access to this all-powerful, healing presence, as it can be difficult to reach once we are in a stressful position, if we have not already established a connection. The more connected we are with this part of ourselves, the more we share its unlimited vision and the secure, knowing that all the things of our life, no matter how they appear, are in a state of divine and perfect order.

08 November 2007

its great to learn ...

knowledge is power.

knowledge informs perception.

perception creates reality.

the process of knowing is a balance
between what you know to be true
and what you are told is true.

the source of the knowledge
is to whom the power belongs.

to use another's knowledge
allows you to borrow their power
and co-create reality.

use your knowledge
and you generate power,
creating your own reality.

wisdom is omnipotence.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

04 November 2007

Mars Retrograde or "Waiting on the World to Change"

"You can get so confused that you'll start into race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place . . . "

-- from Dr. Suess' "Oh the Places You'll Go!"

An impasse is a "position from which there is no escape" or a "deadlock." An impasse happens when there is no resolution and you are left with a "take it" option only. "Leave it" is not even an option. Impasses quite frequently happen with authority figures in one's life.

How do you identify when you are at an impasse?
Why are they there?
Why do we create impasses?

You will recognize an impasse when you realize you have to "deal with" an otherwise unacceptable situation. You believe one thing, the other person believes another thing. You cannot reach a resolution or mediation of those two things to find something mutually acceptable; one of you have an arbitrary authority over the other. Arbitrary authority is not actual authority, but authority that is based on something external (e.g., a position, a rank, a law, a standing). Hence, because "the regulations say I'm the decider, my way is THE way."

I believe impasses are created in your life to build-up energy and to help you make a choice only you can make. The time of the impasse is best used sourcing the energy that is building up within you. Individuals create many things, and impasses in life build up what you need to be doing most. The deeper your connection to the source of the energy -- which can be evidenced in feelings of frustration, anger, aggressiveness, misery, depression, helplessness -- the more effectively you can use the energy that is built-up during an impasse.

Why we create impasses is probably as individual as each of are, but in general, I believe we are given impasses to really focus our intention and life AND to make a choice to either do it or not. After all, when you are sitting at a dead end, no resolution can be found, and your choices to this point cannot be furthered, you are forced to face the question, "can I accept what is?"

There is only two answers to that question, both of which will lead you out of the impasse. And, sure, you can choose not to answer that question, but that choice would be a choice to stay in "The Waiting Place" and locked in the impasse.

"Yes, I can accept what is." This requires a release and deep acceptance to what is as being the highest for your life. I accept that this is my path and now I will continue down it. You may find that which you were "fighting for" wasn't really that important to you. So, the question, "why was I fighting?" is the question to contemplate as you step from the impasse to find a deeper understanding of your motivation and intentions in life.

"No, this is not acceptable." This requires an evolution of perception of the situation, and requires a plan of action to supplant the arbitrary authority with a true authority. Often, impasses that are found to be unacceptable, reveal that you were not dealing with the problem on the proper level. This is often when "up the chain of command" action is required, until you are able to find resolution. This is also when you will often have to go it alone.

Mars turns retrograde on 15 November 2K7 and will be retrograde until the end of January 2K8. Mars is the planet that represents action and only goes retrograde approximately once every 2.5 years (compared to Mercury that goes retrograde 3 times a year), so when Mars goes retrograde, impasses abound in many areas of life, especially the areas affected by Mars' natal house placement and the houses Mars happens to be transiting through its retrograde cycle.

During Mars retrograde you can expect to be a time when people come to a place where they are no longer willing to "budge" and resolution may be hard to find, often relying on arbitrary authority to bring about a "winner" in conflicts. Be reflective during this time, ask yourself the question, "is this acceptable?" Really contemplate the issue looking at it from as many levels as you can see the situation. Next, contemplate the question "why?" to your answer to the first question. If you spend the time to go through this process, you will come out of the Mars retrograde with such clarity and a whole lot of energy to imprint your "I am" on our universe.

This 2K7-2K8 Mars retrograde will play with the energies of Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. For most, your external experiences and those of the collective prevailing energy, will reflect Mars as it turns retrograde in the sign of Cancer, retreats back to Gemini before moving forward and finally progressing once again through Cancer. For those who are personally conscious of your internal processes and for the areas of your life where you are independent of the prevailing energy, the constellations that Mars is actually going to be playing with during this retrograde process, are Gemini and Taurus.

This will be a time to address issues of the collective family ... "what are family values?" is a question that can be raised at this time for a deeper discussion from a collective stand point. I know that most of us are SICK TO DEATH of that phrase "family values," and what have been defined as such. Well, this is a great opportunity to take back and redefine "family values" for ourselves and infuse the collective conscious and unconsciousness with our personal truth of what are "family values."

For those who are here to assist the transition, must realize that we have the responsibility to start the dialog at this time. Mars is actually in Gemini, and for those who are trying to create reality, communication and expression is where our action must be. When Mars moves back into Taurus, we then assert a fixed connection to the earth and hold tight to the truth of the "family of humanity." Consciously rooting our personal values deep in the sign of Taurus for those who we are able to engage in the dialog (as the prevailing energy operates the energy of the twins, giving "two points of view" for those living in the tropical world of Mars in Gemini), can help those still engulfed in the prevailing energy system to more fully realize the "family of humanity" when Mars moves forward again next January and re-enters Cancer (tropically) once again.

This period from 15 November - 30 January is a great time for teaching on true "motherhood," and that true family has space for all the individual parts to contribute equally in their own unique ways.

Join me to discuss this in great depth in the context of the energy of our collective and our personal lives next Saturday 10 November 2K7, at 6:00 p.m. in THE sideREAL world on Blog Talk Radio.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

06 July 2007

july is hot

a time to be intimate with your path and journey

testing yourself and your beliefs

walking in accordance with

the truth you know you

are responsible for

carrying home

when the day

is done.





share your dreams

then they'll come alive!

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

20 June 2007

turning on consciousness

yes, you can turn it on and off at will.

every moment is a choice to be or not to be conscious.

how do you know if you are slipping from consciousness to unconscious habitual or programmed behaviour?

your emotions.

your emotions are your key to knowing and understanding your unconsciousness. why do you think the moon, that reflective heavenly body, is ascribed with the realms of emotions, spirit and the subconscious? it is our bridge, it is our hope, it is our light in the darkness of our unconscious.

as we move knowledge into the light of consciousness from the realm of the subconscious, that which is unconscious moves into the realms of subconscious or even fully into the light of consciousness.

the movement away from the lunar cycle, is a movement away from consciousness. you would think that focusing on the solar cycle would be a focus on consciousness, but in fact it is not. it is a focus on what appears to be conscious. the gregorian calendar and the astrology based on ptolemy's zodiac, is solar in its nature. it is through this orientation that this present world of illusion has been crafted. unless and until one chooses to see reality for its truth, consciousness will remain static and limited in its growth potential, with the majority of its power resting in a potential only state.

relying solely on one notion of truth ties the paths of consciousness we may walk. it is through exploration and curiosity and intuition where we find the truth that unlocks for the one, and hence for all, conscious power to assume an active state.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

02 June 2007

... getting ready for pinnacles

pinnacles are important markers. like the cardinal points on a compass, the pinnacles of the seasons, the vernal and fall equinoxes, the summer and winter solstices, are important if you want to know where you are. only, instead of your physical location as it relates to the earth's magnetic poles, the pinnacles of the seasons relate you to your timing and your life's purpose and destiny.

using the solstice to mark your "pinnacle" of expression for the year -- the summer solstice to express your outward manifestation of the year, and the winter one as the deepest self-examination you will experience -- you can find the context of you to your journey as the events surrounding these pinnacles reveal much of your true purpose and destiny and where you are in relation thereto.

northern hemisphere

so, as we in the northern hemisphere come to experience the summer solstice, we should pay attention to our outer expression in the world -- how far have we expanded our realm of power and influence, how much of our "I am" have we expressed? how have we been called to transform and how much transformation have we actually realized? has the life we envisioned at the beginning of the year taken shape, or are we still where we were?

after the solstice, what you experience in your everyday life will push you to discover the areas of your life that require you to transform. your world will no longer be in transformation, but rather, the transformation energy begins its hardcore focus on you. everything you have experienced up to the solstice is information for what around you needs transformation and how it can transform and your role in the transformation of reality. after the solstice, it is up to you.

you need to focus the "urge to transform" on your personal way of being. you know the things in your life that need to change, now is the time to do the personal work and watch the world unfold your reality as you begin digging into your deepest habit patterns and darkest personal demons and fears.

southern hemisphere

and for those in the southern hemisphere, it is the time where we have been presented with the areas of our life that no one sees but ourselves that are presented to us for transformation. the unburying of that which we must transform in order to create the life we envisioned at the beginning of the year. by the time you reach your winter solstice, all of the areas of life that are ready to transform have been revealed to you. your challenge is to face your "security" of how things are and undertake the transformation in your everyday walk and the life you manifest.

you've seen your demons and have faced them to the extent you are able to at this time, and now you are free to live your life without those demons haunting you and see how much more life can be without those extra bags. drop them off on the 21st and remember, you do not "do that" anymore. those habits no longer serve you and you have transformed them, so the patterns that inhibit you from expressing your "I am" to the fullest extent possible are now conscious for you to make a choice to repeat the old pattern or live in a new way of being.

business voodoo calendar

here's the business voodoo calendar for june 2k7 in pdf format. it highlights the fact that pluto, neptune and jupiter are all still retrograde all month. as well, mercury goes retrograde on 15 june 2k7.

as well, europe, asia, africa & australia will experience a blue moon on 30 june 2k7. see this link for specifics on your area, as the americas have experienced their blue moon last month, and new zealand and other parts of the south pacific will not experienhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifce their blue moon until next month. (the dysfunction of the function of our gregorian calendar and arbitrary timing sequence locked on greenwich time!)

for more on the astrology of the blue moon, check out my MySpace Blog and listen to this:

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

26 March 2007

how many vampires do you have?

how, do you ask, do you recognize vampires -- and no, i'm not talking about people who are the creatures of the night who may or may not be amongst the undead, but rather as being the things that suck your energy from you ...

here on the internet you have likely NOT been able to go through this group experience without seeing a video or two on the illuminati or the corporate greed machine ... conspiracy theories abound, but what do those things really have to do with your everyday life?

after all, can you exist in america without a checking account? a social security number? a credit card? those are the tools of the so-called illuminati, the corporations, the "greed machines" ... so, how free can you truly be if you are born into and completely integrated into the system they have created?

every relationship you have, you choose to be in: good ones and bad ones. someone cannot maintain a relationship with you unless you reciprocate energy within the relationship. your engagement with individuals or companies are relationships -- just being a citizen of the united states -- born here or not -- is a chosen relationship. often these relationships, especially those with large organized energies designed with specific intent and purpose, are one-sided -- you are subjected to their conditions or rules or you are penalized, hurt, diminished. often, in relationships with corporate entities, your values or needs have little impact on the way they relate to you or treat you. it is, all about them -- some of the relationships you may inherit just from the happenstance of your birth.

astrologically, the 2nd/8th house and taurus/scorpio polarities are where these types of relationships are revealed. where the 2nd house is "personal resources," "personal values," or, as rob hand ("horoscope symbols", whiteford press, 1981, pp. 343-4) puts it, "the part of the ego that desires to flow beyond the boundaries of the body to attach itself to external entities, making them part of one's being," AND, where the 8th house is "other people's resources," "other people's values," or, as rob hand put it, "inner energies that want to reach out and experience the world, which compel one to shed any attachments that impede them, and which thus force one ahead toward growth and change" .... oh, the things that make me go 'hmmmmm'!

we want to have those carrots, we want the life we see portrayed, we want the things we want, often we want the things we think we have been born to have ... and, to the extent they are not given to us by our happenstance of birth, we go out and seek them. usually, in order to do so, we engage in their rules ... our needs and desires require us to attach ourselves to others to get what we want. the 8th house, "other peoples attachments" become attached to us. when that happened, did we know what exactly what that attachment was? did we care? or did we just want what we want without considering our inner energies' true needs and desires? because it is our inner energies that engaged in the relationship to bring about change and growth. some of the relationships we inherit we inherit for that same inner drive for change, growth and transformation -- even those things we inherit we need to examine to see if they are good relationships based on OUR values.

in her vampire series, anne rice's narrator of the story wanted to become a vampire. he sought it out. did he finally become one? i forget, as i read the books so long ago. but the one thing i remember is that lestat and the other vampires attacked victims at will, ruthlessly taking from 'innocent' victims all the time. yet, somehow, this narrator was 'protected' -- not with garlic or crosses, but with something different -- perhaps it was simply his awareness.

wanting what you want in life is important, knowing what you want in life is even more important. knowing the inner energies that drive you to allow the attachment of yourself to other people, their values and resources -- always remembering that their resources are only powerful if you choose to allow them to attach them to you -- will bring about the true change you ultimately desire. ultimately, everyone wants love -- then there are some who want security, freedom, power, peace, harmony. and the list could go on, but those are some of the basic desires of humans. each of your relationships -- inherited or consciously made -- must be examined.

the first step is to understand your own values and resources. this includes what you will and will not accept, tolerate or do in order to get what you want. you should evaluate each of your relationships and see if your values are being matched by the other person or entity, and how they consider and use their resources and attach themselves to your resources. is it a one-way street? that's not a relationship. is it a "do as i say or you are penalized" relationship? that is master-slave relationship. is a '"we are mutually benefitting" relationship -- where their needs are being filled by your resources and your needs are being filled by their resources, and the value you have is mutual growth and benefit?

i think if we are all honest without ourselves we realize that if the relationship does not fall into that last definition, there's no real reason to engage in the relationship UNLESS you have something else you need to learn about how to value yourself and how to relate to others -- this should be especially true in the area of finances.

and just like that last boyfriend who was no good, any company or organization -- no matter how big it is -- can be dropped off and left standing with their jaw open. of course, most corporations, banks, credit cards, governmental agencies won't really be phased by your dismissal, they may not even notice it or pay attention to it. that's ok because they have their own lessons to learn. the question for you is "am i doing what i need to do and am i worth it?' its not easy to be disengaged from the structure that is created to attach itself to your resources -- it is well designed and huge. it will take you going around things and constructing a life that is free from their attachments and re-making or constructing attachments you choose to make for healthy, balanced reasons -- the narrator in rice's vampire chronicles, sought out the relationship with the vampires, he was not a victim of them.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

23 March 2007

the secret

just in case you have not see it yet ... it is an interesting discussion on the law of attraction ... this is an online video of the movie, THE SECRET.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

11 March 2007

pluto's on the moon

"... and whitey's on the moon" (gil scott heron)

more than any other astrological body, the moon is the part of us that we can most closely examine, know and understand. ok, sure, we all talk about the sun signs and how important they are, don't get me wrong, over all, the sun sign is THE big one ... the one on which all the others have context. but while the sun lights up the days (and nights via its reflection of the moon), and gives context and relevance to all of the other astrological bodies within our solar system, you cannot just stand outside and look at the sun. well, perhaps at sunrise and sunset you have a bit of a window to see a perspective of the sun, but without special tools, you cannot just study the sun directly.

the moon, on the other hand, you can go outside and just look at it ... whether its a new moon, a gibbous moon, or a full moon, you can watch it night after night after night, as it changes with its cycles, as it moves across the sky. there are other human beings who have walked on the moon. we have pieces of the moon in museums and schools that we can touch and feel. but, if your like me, when it comes to the moon, we kinda go "ok, emotions and my mom" ... they are both there a HUGE part of us, but for some of us, they are both enigmas we rather not deal with trying to understand.

so, why is it that the realm of the moon -- emotions in particular -- are so hard to know and understand within us? in our culture emotions are so imbalanced ... they are at either extreme: the only thing that motivates us, or has nothing to do with our motivations.

personally, i thank pluto in cancer generation -- the sign it was tropically placed to when it was discovered in 1930 for the transformative nature of our emotional bodies. (tropically, pluto was in cancer from 1914 and 1939; sidereally as late as 1954.) if pluto is "diminished" through its new designation, this is an interesting notion because while i've always believe pluto to be a process (much like chiron), the attachment of that process to cancer (and even sidereally gemini) is quite important in our present state of being.

the change in pluto's designation gives a different significance to its "birth" in our consciousness and our development, as well as perhaps its purpose. pluto's process would be directed to its birth and natal chart, and it being in cancer for the prevailing energy (tropical world) of the mass consciousness undeniably links it to the moon. as well, in reality, the realm of gemini (basic keyword communication) would be the focus of its work. hence, those who are working on consciousness in the context of reality pluto would be at work in the gemini functions of being.

why do you suppose that as we are getting deeper and deeper into this shift of consciousness every third person has become a "personal coach"? i mean, honestly, there is a coach, workshop, seminar, retreat or dvd package for every aspect of developing and understanding the individual. the pluto process at work.

this process can further be explored in viewing our social structure and the breakdown of the family structure in america in particular, and perhaps the west in general. as we continue on the individual level of personal empowerment, as we have been watching, it will spread into our corporate structures and community consciousness.

whether your consciousness is the process of pluto in cancer or pluto in gemini ... while we all heal our emotional bodies, those who much teach should teach so that collectively we will rise to a healthier emotional body of consciousness ... working together, this pluto process of transformation can be rewarding, empowering and evolutionary.

join me as i further this discussion on 17 march 2k7 on THE sideREAL world. in honor of my mom's birthday, i chose the moon to talk about ... obviously, with my plutonian twist.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

20 February 2007

the harmonics of 3: now we're creating reality

this is an interesting chart. taken from ken keye jr.'s "handbook to higher consciousness".

i found this chart to epitomize how to take what you know ... the spiritual truths, the philosophies, the ideas, the concepts ... and turn them into real life, manifested reality.

i highlighted one area of the second chart that is critical ... "reprogramming your addictions to preferences." it is the area i have been emphasizing the most lately; these are the retrograde moments in life.

you know that i have written extensively on retrograde planets, their energies and how to use the retrograde cycle to achieve higher levels of consciousness and to evolve in your personal development. my monthly calendar emphasizes retrogrades in concert with the linear aspect of the day's numeric harmonics to focus conscious evolution. some of this can be sort of obtuse and not real practical. and when i found this chart, i said ... "there it is, the practical description of the retrograde process." (if clicked on, the chart will open in a larger format for clearer viewing.)

each time a planet goes retrograde, it is the optimum time to key in on the short-cut that leads to personal knowledge and the conscious ability to change habits that do not work, into processes that do.

on the next episode of THE sideREAL world, i will be focusing on the harmonics of 3 and turning thought into matter ... turning the idea in to manifest reality. three is the first step into the world of matter, and it is where things become real -- when before, all they were was idea and thought. the harmonic of 3 creates the first tangible building block from which success is built.

so, join me on 3 march 2k7, at 5:30 p.m. PST for a look at "3: creating reality."

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

03 February 2007

february ... the second month of 2007

wow ... has everyone survived january? people often ask me why january is soooooo hard, traumatic, eventful, etc. well, since september of last year, we have been preparing and transitioning from the energy of 2006 to 2007.

its like in september, we make a decision to jump off the high dive. we go to the pool and start thinking about how fun it will be, all the things we can do ... what kind of dive or jump or how big our splash will be.

in october, we begin to feel the water ... just to check the temperature. we find out when the pool is open, how many people are there and when ... just when is the best time for us to jump into this pool.

in november, we take a few laps; check out the low dive and see how we like the pool. we see what kind of 'safety' net or protection we have at the pool, which life guard we like best ... just in case something may go wrong.

in december, we begin our ascent up the ladder of the high dive. we envision our dive or jump ... how many flips, turns, somersaults, twists ... or, are we going to just jump ... maybe do a cannon ball? we see how we are going to be up on the diving board. we get up there, we bounce up and down on it a couple of times and then we go and take our starting position.

JANUARY .... whether you like it or not, you jumped or dove off that high board into the deep water. perhaps you executed what you envisioned perfectly and are off on the sidelines looking at the scores, knowing they are going to be great and you are off to a great start to the year. BUT perhaps you did a belly flop ... ouch! or perhaps you did a great dive and went deeper in the water than you ever imagined it could be . . . january is all about surprises and challenges and how you respond or react to what is happening. january sets the tone for the year.

january has happened, and there is no more contemplation or expectations, there is just reality and its got this big ball of energy that is entirely new, and as the western civilization and globalization of our society increases, the amount of energy being put behind the january 1 annual transitions amplify the harmonic vibration of that year. so, yes, it is getting more intense, especially for those who are trying to be conscious!

february is a great time to recouperate or reevaluate what january is was all about. if everything is going as planned, well, this is a time when you can just keep moving right along as scheduled. BUT this february is going to have a mercury retrograde beginning 13 february 2k7, so no matter how well of a clip you have going, february is even going to ask you to take a look and reflect on what is happening around you and what you are experiencing.

receive that time as a break before going all out again, and use february to add something new that january did not bring to you. for those who are willing, february is a good time to take that second dive during the mercury retrograde period. you will be able to look at the video replay and make adjustments, but it is imperative to dive into life anew once again.

click here to download the business voodoo calendar for february . this month's THE sideREAL world on blog radio will feature discussions on:

3 february 2k7: visualizing & astrology ... using astrology to help visualize your future
17 february 2k7: altering reality ... how to make the changes that alter your reality

i hope you will join me, call in and participate or listen to the podcast at your convenience.

until next time ...

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

18 January 2007

2007 in retrograde

2007 is highlighted all year by pluto's retrograde and its play during that time over the galactic center. during the first half of 2007, there will also be a continuance of saturn's retrograde cycle, and mercury, jupiter and neptune will either complete or begin their retrograde cycle as well.

what does all that mean and how can you use that information? if you have ever heard the expression, "those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it," AND you understand the truth in that expression from your own experience, than using retrograde cycles can be highly effective to propel your own personal development.

on THE sideREAL world on 20 jan 2k7 @ 5:30 p.m. pst, i will be discussing the retrogrades for the first half of 2k7 and their practical applications. the below chart is the focus of the discussion with my guest, regina stephano, a healer, mother of 4, interdimensional traveler and friend.

you can call in life on 20 jan 2k7 with your own personal questions relating to the retrogrades you will be experiencing, or just listen to the podcast to learn how to effectively use these reflection periods to help your life.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

13 January 2007

personal year for 2K7

wow! hasn't 2K7 started off well?!

do not expect the speed to change much this year, it should be a fast-paced, exciting year full of adventures and engaging experiences. whatever comes your way this year, it is begging you to make a decision.

2007, which is a "9" year is about transformation. this is the year when decision-making is the focal point of your process. for this 2007:9 year, the decision-making process involves much contemplation (7) based upon what you receive or the response of the universe to your action (2). like in the 7 years preceding this, there's a good dose of that magical "00" energy. infinity lies between that 2 and the 7. where other "9" years may have sought to base decisions on empirical reasoning, this is an excellent year to make decisions based on the tools in your spiritual toolbox: in alignment with the deepest truth as presently known to you. the "00" assures that your faith will not be for naught.

to understand the context of this 9 year, i invite you to look back to 1998 ... that was the last 9 year we experienced. revisit that year and re-collect your memories as they relate to decision-making that year. you can reflect upon the areas of life in which your decision-making was most prominent and impactful.

next, i would invite you to visit 1999 and re-collect your memories as to the areas of life when we last experienced a "1" year. that is the year that began the energy for which decisions will now be presented. what started that year is now coming to completion to transform in order for next year to begin with a "1" once again. often reflective in the commencement of projects, but sometimes its as subtle as a choice you made to express yourself in a way more truthful to your innate sense of self and the attendant reflection of that intimate personal decision on your life in general.

which decisions are most in important to you in the grand scheme of thing can be revealed in your personal year. you can calculate your own personal year by adding the following numbers together (date of birth) + (month of birth) + 2007. e.g., 23 september = (23)+(9)+(2007)=2039. 2+0+3+9=14. 1+4=5. specifically, this date has a personal year vibration of 2039:14:5. a personal year of 5 in general terms. the general relation of the personal years to 2007 are listed below. for master numbers (11-99), read both master numbers as well as the general vibration.

one or eleven ... this is the year where everything begins for you, the beginning of your personal cycle. its possible for you to stay ahead of the curve so long as you care less about what others think. if you are in tune with your instincts and can use the input fro mothers not as a tool of second guessing but as confirmation of or information to inform your instincts, this year should be a fast paced year of personal assertion. especially those 11s, this is a year where the universe needs you to assert and put into action your ideas, thoughts and energy. it is the assertion of your energy that will fuel the transformative process for the planet. if you ever thought you were called to be a unique voice in the world, this is the time to express it ... the world needs to hear from you.

two or twenty-two ... what's happening? what is really going on around you? this year will be instrumental in helping you understand your context to your environment. you will be able to step back from situations and see them in relationship with yourself. emotional detachment will help to accurately see a larger picture and help from an objective source can shed light when your's may need help or confirmation. if one can understand that sometimes what you see is a reflction of what you are not which often defines who one is, then what you see may make more sense this year and the decisions can be based on the reality of who one is.

three or thirty-three ... social butterfly, spread your wings and energy throughout the world. everyone needs you to help them make their decisions, your ideas, opinion and thoughts will be sought out to help everyone make decisions. and, in doing that, you will find your decisions to be easy to make as you can go with what feels right and balanced. and that will be your key, this year, balance. if someone is pulling you too much or pushing you too much, step back and know that unless you are in balance, you will not make a wise decision. you will venture out into the world in ways that may surprise even you. your lines of communication and expression are going to be humming and buzzing, and being a 3 in a 9 year reflects the integral part you play in the trinity of life. it is your responsibility to maintain personal balance and the flow of your life this year will reflect your level of personal balance. if things start getting rocky ask yourself: am i expressing myself enough?

four or forty-four ... people will come to you and ask you for advice, and you will find it naturally flows from your core values and foundations of life. what you will confront this year are decisions based on that upon which your entire life is based. listen to the advice you give to others and follow it in your own life. adjust your life experience so that your values are lived in every aspect of that life. if you are working in a job or involved in a relationship that are not formed in the concrete of your values and principles, expect there to be a decision to be made to transform those experiences this year.

five or fifty-five ... change mixed with transformation is such a wonderful pairing of vibrations. the connection of a 5 year with a 9 year, sets up the culmination of the final years of your personal cycle in a dynamic fashion. as this year is one of expansion and spreading out, the answer to that decision and whether its right or wrong turn will come instantaneously. and how to productively use that is not get attached to negative outcomes or setbacks. be grateful for their assistance in showing where NOT to go. try not to get attached to a particular plan and its projected outcome, rather, if its worth doing, its worth doing well. so decide what you want to do, and give it your all. be resilient and know that if it did not come out the way you expected, something better is coming your way, just keep on keepin' on.

six or sixty-six ... look around you. look at your home, your community and your world. your decisions affect everyone around you, how conscientious are you about the decisions you make and their affect on others? from the smallest decision ... should i shop at walmart? to the largest ... should we buy this house? your decisions will challenge your ability to connect with your home, community and planet. if your experiences or circumstances are negative, ask yourself ... rather than ask "why are they doing that to me?" look in the mirror and honestly ask the question, "how do i do that to others?"

seven or seventy-seven ... hermits can come out of the closet and go on a sabbatical. while this is a self-focused vibration of learning and reflection, there is also the need to share and teach what you yourself are learning. they say, 'you teach what you need to learn the most', so share your life with someone while you remain focused on self-reflection and diving into the parts of you that have been calling for a while, but you've put on hold for other considerations. this is a year to decide that your intimate needs and identity is a priority and other things can wait. sacrificing your time to gain in self-knowledge to other "more important" things, is a decision that you should examine. deciding to structure time alone for your own growth will bear much fruit in your life for years to come. you are worth it ... run a bath, take the vacation, meditate, do something YOU want to do just because YOU want to do it, and commit to it by deciding to do it over something you "need" or "should" do for someone else.

eight or eighty-eight ... go for it ... aggressively pursue that which has been rambling around in your mind. put energy behind those plans you've been making to make your life what you want. if there was ever a time to do what you want to do, this is the year. the universe will match the energy and force you put behind your goals and desires; it will remind you of the responsibilities you will have to assume in order to have the life you want; decide you can handle the work, that you want to dot-the-i's, cross-the-t's and make your life what you want it to be. make decisions to 'go for it' even if you feel lazy, scared, depressed, unproductive, unprepared ... the universe is ready for you to push what you want, but you need to give it the inertia in order for the universe to lend you the hand of luck and fortune of the 8.

nine or ninety-nine ... everything is shifting. this is a year of completion and culmination for you and it is reinforced by everything in the world around you. this is a year of decision making ... what do i really want to continue? what do i want to let go of? what do i need ____ for? is this really important? a great time to go through all the projects taking up space in your energy or mental fields ... go through the garage and have a garage sale. lighten up your life this year ... decide what is important and you must sustain and let go of the things that have been on the back burner. either the soup is ready to go to the next level, or its time to give the stuff that has been stewing in the pot on that back burner to the dog to enjoy.

so, use your personal cycle in alignment with the cycle of the prevailing global energy and see what progress you can make on your journey this year ... keep a diary or a journal ... it will come in handy one day!

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

p.s. want to hear more about personal years ... listen to the PODCAST of THE sideREAL world.

06 January 2007

business voodoo calendar for january 2k7

download a pdf of business voodoo's calendar for personal growth and evolution. this calendar is a generic calendar based on major astrological cycles, retrogrades as well as the numeric vibration of each day of the present reality's prevailing energy.

included are suggested exercises, meditations, rituals and tasks that can help keep you flowing in alignment with the universe's energy.


this calendar is intended to be used in connection with a daily diary or journal and personalized calendars integrating individual personal cycles may be requested.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

05 January 2007

Pluto Rx ... playing with the galactic center

Pluto Rx ... what do you want to transform in your life?

well, pluto is not retrograde ... yet. but we are in the retrograde window (which commenced on 12 dec 2k7) of experience which pluto will be revisiting later this spring. so, what can you do to maximize the use of this time ... here are some ideas and suggestions:

1. pluto is in sagittarius so be adventurous in your thinking, ideas and possibilities for the future. pluto wants to help you create "the perfect life" ... getting rid of the things you don't want and expanding into areas that are piqued by your curiosity and passions. now is the time to 'dip the toes' in the new waters and see how it feels, check the temperature and wade in slowly or perhaps just dive on into your new life. whatever your style, now is the time to get into the water.

if you ever wanted a whole new life, this is the time to try it on for size. sometimes the grass is greener and sometimes it is not. but you will never know unless you jump the fence, and take a bite out of what you think you want.

2. pluto's retrograde focus is the galactic center. what that means for you and me may be totally different. the significance of pluto's conjunction (or alignment) with the galactic center is that pluto, as the 'outpost sentry' to our solar system (or as that is represented in astrological terms, the individual), will align itself with the next largest 'system' in our universe: our galaxy.

this process provides an opportunity to identify and bring into alignment those parts of the individual that are uniquely designed to perfect the really big picture. whether you are trying to be a part of something larger than yourself or merely find yourself in a vast universe, this alignment can help excavate that context.

as each individual is a holographic image of the entire universe, the alignment of the individual with the galaxy can help define those unique qualities, drives, ideas and talents that the universe needs you to express to bring harmony and expand the consciousness within your life, your community, your planet, your solar system and out into your galaxy.

3. what you experience between now and 31 mar 2k7, will be revisited, reflected back to you, and you will be afforded the opportunity to "look behind the bushes" as you back your way through your experiences from 12 dec 2k6 through 31 mar 2k7.

they say, 'hind sight is 20-20', well going forward with a conscious eye that you will receive the opportunity to review what you are experiencing these 4 months, can help you live in the moment, pay closer attention, detail your experience so that when you are given the 20-20 view of hind sight, you can use it to your full advantage.

4. beginning 7 sep 2k7, pluto will go over this experience once again. this is the time you truly get to flush out what part of the grass is truly greener and what was better on the other side of the fence, and re-design the fence to encompass the desired greenness of your life.

this is the time for some soul searching, choice making, objective evaluation as to what constitutes the "greenest grass" in your life. likely, the greenest grass will consist of some of what your 'old' life represents, and some of what your 'new' life represents. keep the baby, your favorite toys and games, find the adult that most closely mirrors the baby and throw out everything that doesn't fit into your life anymore: bad, harmful or self-denying habits, expectations and judgments of others, things that do not bring you joy, etc.

5. by 27 dec 2k7, your life as you have redefined it will begin anew.

ironically or not, 2007 is a "9" year in numerological terms ... a year of transformation (more on that in the next entry). pluto, the planet of transformation providing us an opportunity of conscious transformation in alignment with the greatest context we have been able to consciously experience in our life time.

until next time ...

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'