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This site will bring you some interesting and timely posts about what is going on in the Heavens — I love studying astrology, and I enjoy passing on the information I have gleaned from the moving planets in aspect to the sun and moon and each other.  Even if you feel this kind of post isn’t for you — if you give it a try, you might find it amusing, informative, downright accurate, or just a good way to pass a couple of lazy minutes on your computer. 

I have found over the years that much of what goes on in the ether does affect the happenings here on planet Earth — much depends on the sign you were born under and what aspects are in your own personal natal chart.  You can get your natal chart free from many sites on the internet — and learning where your sun and moon are located, along with the sign that was rising at the time of your birth will give you a heads up as to what cycle you are now going through. 

There are many cycles that the planets bring to us, Saturn, for instance (I call it the “learning” planet — has a cycle of approximately 28 to 30 years) — by the time we are 30 we have experienced the planets influence in each house of our natal chart.  It’s no wonder that the Hippies of the 60’s quipped “Don’t trust anyone over 30″ — we are changed because of our having been through the many and varied, sometimes difficult lessons of Saturn throughout our charts.

Also there is a magnificent opposition from the planet Uranus at age 42 (give or take a year) that challenges us — can we say “mid-life crisis”?  This year is often fraught with changes that we might be less that anxious to have happen.  Yet the planet Uranus doesn’t bring a change unless it is going to build us a newer and stronger foundation.  It is part of the building blocks of our journey throughout this lifetimes path. 

We can accept and grow with the help of the Universal forces, or we can challenge the energies and find ourselves at odds with our true and natural path.  In astrology there is a saying “As above — so below” … this doesn’t mean we have no free will — it only shows us that by following the natural harmony of the galaxy, we can flourish and meet all of our expectations — or we can rale against the forces and be held accountable in many formidable ways.  The stars may impel, but they do not compel any actions or beliefs. 

The world is our oyster, there is so much for the taking, so much beauty, knowledge, fun and happiness to be garnered from our lifetime here, if we but choose to be aware and partake of its bounty.

I hope you will join me in opening up the mysteries and secrets of the Universe as we all travel on this tiny blue planet called Earth — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, we have the choice, the right, and the means to become our best selves, and to find our place in the Universe.  Lets all gear up and promise ourselves we will choose to become the ultimate human being we are meant to be — awesomeness is an option — let it be you!

Welcome fellow searchers for the truth — it is out there…

 

August’s Planetary Activity

August will prove to be an action-driven month with Jupiter in Leo creatively carving out his new realm with a monstrous roar and a lash of his Leonine tail. The Sun (until the 22nd), Mercury (until the 15th), and Venus on the 12th (through the end of the month) will all be riding along with Jupiter to help spur him on his way into the royal sign of Leo! Our heads will be spinning with the fiery burst of energy being expelled that will be stimulating our psyches, and bringing a flash of new ideas and thoughts about our next moves in business and familial situations.

We will want to connect to those we love with a heartfelt and genuine need. We may feel it necessary for some carefree time to just be with our families — parents, partners and children. A long planned-for vacation or just a picnic in the park will all fill the bill, if we take the time to be in the moment. Allow yourself to be immersed in the dynamics of your family — feel the love, the connections and the unbreakable union of your clan. We are all here with our loved ones wrapped in a karmic bond in order to enhance and ensure our humanity and our evolutionary growth. Embrace your karmic ties and know that your purpose here is to entwine your consciousness to theirs and be joined as one within our Universal synchrony.

The Full Moon on the 10th is in the sign Aquarius at 18 degrees — this as always, is often a time of stress and perhaps drama. In Aquarius our minds are a little off-kilter in opposition to the Powerful Leo Sun and Mercury — we may speak without thinking, or with Jupiter within the realm, we might bite off more than we can chew when engaging in conflict with others. A calm mind will go a long way in diffusing any angst. It is a time to “Just let it go” — no matter the issue — this is not a time for confrontation. Walk away from those who may be out of control — and give wide berth to any dangerous situation. Drive defensively, and without rancor or rage, just allow yourself to go with the flow. Breathe in the aura of sensibility and sanity — don’t give in to any annoyance and all will go smoothly.

The New Moon on the 25th in the sign Virgo at 2 degrees will prove to be an interesting day — there are two dynamic planetary meetings with Saturn in Scorpio — first Mercury in Virgo will sextile Saturn, making our words important and if promises are made they must be kept. Next, Mars will be conjunct Saturn bringing a stalemate of sorts for a while. If you have any important work to be done, or contracts to be signed during this time span, be sure of all the details and do not give in to anyone rushing your agenda. Stand firm and you will overcome any opposition. The Virgo New Moon gives us the chance to renew our affirmations and wishes once again with the influence of Virgo’s need for discernment and accuracy.

The Water-sign trine of Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Scorpio will bring us an abundance of emotional moments during the first week of the month, and especially on the 7th of the month when they meet. Try to prepare yourself for truly connecting in a spiritual or perhaps karmic manner with those you meet along the way — feelings will be heightened and you might not know where your knowledge is coming from during this time span. Allow yourself to sense the atmosphere around you and around those you are near. Send loving thoughts outwardly, and try to evoke only noble and ethical thoughts. Draw positive vibrations into your heart and spirit, and sense the love that surrounds you. Also, this aspect may enhance your dream states — bringing answers and perhaps awareness to you. Be open-minded about your feelings, your ideas, and use your innate intelligence. Thoughts have weight and significance, and can be felt through all of your senses. Open your heart and mind to new opportunities, experiences and visions.

When the Sun enters the sign Virgo late on the 22nd — our focus will become more attuned to the practical and mundane. Our minds will be on the busy autumn activities that are usual at this time. We will be gearing up for the return to school or college — the summer’s indolent mentality will abate and we will ready ourselves for the season’s changes and challenges. We all must go with the flow of our own schedules, our own agendas, and our own lifetime itinerary, still being aware of the cosmic emanations that are always guiding our steps.

As this end-of-summer month wanes, we must be sure that our house is in order — our relationships are on track, and our goals are in line with those of our loved ones. We do not traverse this Earth alone, we are intimately entwined with our families, friends and acquaintances, who indeed foster and mentor our evolution as we do theirs. Peace and Love!

New Moon Reminder — July 26, 2014

How best can we use the abundant energy of our Leo New Moon — indeed, we must look to the persona of the sign to inspire our most ardent wishes. Leo — a fixed-fire sign that rules ego, royalty, pride, love, showmanship, ardent feelings, offspring, family, speculation, control, generosity and élan. We can tap into any or all of these and more interests of our Leo brethren.

On July 26th at 5:43 PM EST the New Moon power in the sign Leo explodes into our realm with the help of mighty Jupiter in Leo — it is our time to write out our affirmations, wishes, desires and needs, in order to have them expelled into the ether, to join with the galaxial mists and then become a tangible factor that can influence our life here on Earth. Thoughts have substance and meaning, they become a basis for drawing toward us a positive flow of energy that can become our reality. We can tap into this enormous power of our Universe to help ourselves and our loved ones have a better chance of having the good life we deserve as part of our humanity. We are not just chaff to be thrown by the winds to settle in a cloud of dust and debris. We have a specific journey to complete in this lifetime, and we can make it a positive and useful passage with some purposeful forethought.

Sit in a peaceful place — meditate or just try to quiet your racing thoughts — breathe deeply and slowly until your body is at one with your spirit and only then allow your mindfulness to think about what you truly need or want at this point in time. Dig deep into the recesses of your inner being and truly find those quests that will enhance yours and your loved ones existence now in this time and place. Only then — put pen to paper and write from your soul those affirmations that will bring the most satisfaction and bliss.

We can use Leo’s bold persona and wish for material goods, social advancement, occupational honors — all within Leo’s purview. Or you can tap into Leo’s familial depths and bring more closeness, love and togetherness with your loved ones and all of your acquaintances. You can ask that your ultimate soul-mate come into your life — and that you will recognize the depth and connectedness with this person. You can wish for anything at all under Leo’s positive vibration — especially as Jupiter is also riding alongside the Moon and expanding the power and energy within.

Bring all of the wonder, goodness and joy of life into your own realm — become the star of your own life and reign supreme with loving kindness. Live your life to the fullest — make each day your own! Be the embodiment of Love — be!

New Moon in Leo — July 26,2014

This month’s New Moon crests in Leo at 3 degrees of the sign — at 5:43 PM EST (add one hour for DST). All those whose birthdays are within a few days of the New Moon are starting a new cycle of growth and evolution. It’s as if a breath of fresh air is stirring your spirit and enhancing your abilities to connect with your surroundings, your loved ones and your inner self! Embrace the voluminous energies of this Leo New Moon to proactively start a new chapter in your advancement throughout this lifetime. We occasionally get a burst of positive input that can help us “see” our true pathway — immerse yourself in the Universal flow of this Leo Moon to truly find your passion.

We all can benefit from the energies expressed by a Leo New Moon — it is a joyous, buoyant, and elevated vitality that can influence our entire persona — it can jump-start our mental capacities, our emotional quotient and our physical being. Use the power and dynamism of our Leo New Moon to enrich your life in every way. Look to your chart to see where Leo lives, and this is the area that will be most influenced by the vitality of this Leo Moon. Allow your being to be enveloped in the positive harmonic vibrations of our New Moon, and you will find yourself feeling stronger, more empowered, and better able to manage your own identity and individuality. Become your truest self — allow the stars to help you find your inner hero/heroine, and grow into the totally evolved human you are meant to be! Leo can help bring out the champion from within.

Uranus in Aries joins both Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn in retrograde motion on the 21st, this allows all of us a chance to look deep within ourselves to find our innermost desires, needs and aspirations. Give yourself this time span to meditate on your journey — are you where you want to be? have you accomplished your goals to your satisfaction? are your relationships on track? where do you see yourself in 10 years? Ask yourself the important questions that will enable you to move ahead on your path or make a correction if you find you are heading in the wrong direction. The Universal flow is always giving us the chance of a “make-over” — and encouraging us to figure out just what our pathway is during this lifetime. Each New Moon will have its own lessons and advantages — it is up to us to move with the ethereal flow in the direction that is the most appropriate and uplifting. We can reach our ultimate evolution and become that light of reason, truth and love that we are meant to become.

Saturn in Scorpio will also be helping us out by going direct on the 20th — bringing a more positive and congenial mindset about our friendships and our more intimate connections. With Mars moving into Scorpio on the 25th, there is an extra emphasis on our closest relationships. Your passions will be enhanced, and you might find that your significant other is ready to commit to a lifetime connection. Since feelings are so elevated, allow yourself time to find your true lifetime companion — some new acquaintances might seem ideal — but the relationship might be too steamy not to combust when Mars moves on to Sagittarius. Working with our stars is the best way to find our most precise pathway. Our stars will impel us towards our most positive, optimistic and progressive existence now — in this time span.

We all have the opportunity to enhance our lives and the lives of our loved ones during the emanations of positive energy expelled by our New Moons — especially golden is the Leo New Moon with its passion for life. Bring the power of the Universe within your realm by writing out your affirmations, wishes and desires during the evening of the 26th and the following 24 hours! The Leo New Moon crests at 5:43 PM EST — Leo rules all of our personal desires — our need for affection and approval, our children and families, and our egos! Bring the happy, upbeat, loyal, and cheerful vibrations of the Leo New Moon into your life — think about what you want that will enhance your life. Write out each wish in a clear and simple manner — elucidate each quest with exactly what you want to happen. Know that the force for change is within you and you have the ability to initiate reforms and improvements for yourself and your loved ones.

Merge with the Universal harmonics and find your true bliss — employ the fundamental ideals that are your right to find the epitome of your highest evolution. Unburden yourself of all negativity and stress — immerse yourself in the Light and move forward with confidence that your journey during this lifetime will be one of harmony, usefulness, humanity, and loving kindness.

Be in the moment — feel the essence of your highest spirituality and love. Be the ruler of your realm, the hero of your own saga, the embodiment of goodness and light — Believe!

Venus Through the Signs — July 17th to December 31st 2014

On July 18th our matriarchal Venus will enter the sign Cancer staying until the 12th of August, when she moves on to the sign Leo. However when in Cancer, Venus is a little more sensitive, perhaps moody and definitely in Mother mode! Loving, warm, protective and maybe a teensy bit smothering — she encompasses everyone with a big motherly hug! Venus in Cancer is all things feminine, fruitful and nascent. So much potential and yet — not the easiest placement for Lady Venus — here there is too much of everything considered feminine — emotion, love, sensitivity, caring, needing to be of service, willingness to sacrifice, and empathy that is overwhelming. There is an emptiness that seemingly cannot be filled — not enough kindness, empathy, caring or love can be poured into this vessel to fill it up completely. Still — how we love, love, love our Mothers — our guides, caretakers, teachers, friends, and the one always there for us. We may have issues with Venus in Cancer that only time can clarify. Now might be the time for a waterside vacation — an indulgent and caring kind of place — where we are taken care of, pampered and cherished. With Venus in Cancer we must be careful not to overdo any luxury — or sudden relationship — Cancer is usually not quick to make decisions — but with Venus they can be swayed by an instantaneous connection that seems ideal. Also, children can be a part of this duo’s makeup — family, friends, service to others, and home are their reason for being. Emotional bonds are forever ties, ever ready to serve — our Venus in Cancer folks are always there for us through thick or thin with their love.

HINT: Find your love at a friend’s house, through your Mother, near water or a water park, while babysitting, at a wedding shower, a family reunion, a birthday party, or on a short trip.

Moving quickly into the sign Leo on August 12th, Venus changes her persona completely — now the fashion-plate, the elegant diva, the dramatic cover girl, the trophy wife, the movie star, but also the CEO, doctor, politician, and public persona world-wide. Still — devoted to her family (especially children), she has her own life to live as she sees fit. Always standing out in a crowd, and knows how to work with one too. Passionate, resolute, and a no-nonsense façade. This Lady know who she is and where she wants to go — energy crackling around her as she strides confidently into her future. She can overpower those meeker souls who are intimidated by her aura! Loving, giving — always generous to a fault we can count on Venus in Leo to be the star of the show! With this aspect we want to find our own idea of elegance, of the good life, and we want to share all of it with our loved ones. Not so much an inflated ego here, because there is a very sensitive soul living within. Wanting to be loved for themselves, not what they have or how high they have climbed on the social scale — they are aware that love is the epitome of our lives, love is all. They need to be loved and they need to love. Find your elegance and style while Venus is engaged in Leo — get that new hairdo, refresh your wardrobe, add zest and color to your palette — try the new fashion in statement necklaces and chunky bracelets. Go for the gold — and you will glitter with the glow of Leo’s élan!

HINT: Find your love in the theatre, working for your favorite politician, jewelry store, elegant restaurant, steak house, fashion show, country club fest, charity ball, or while attending a gala.

On September 5th Venus enters the sign Virgo — again an abrupt about face in personality and élan. More practical, earthy and sensible, our Lady Virgo is the teacher, mentor, health professional, vegetarian, and counselor. Less flashy than her Leo neighbor — she flourishes in the natural order of nature. A perfectionist within her own realm, she expects nothing less from others which may cause dismay. Sometimes too analytical and frustrated by time-wasters, she can get cranky. Still, where would we be without those who insist we keep our appointments on time, have a clean and pure living area, and teach us not to ruin our bodies with junk food. Concerned with the environment, and how to live a more concerned lifestyle both for health and well-being, our Virgo Venus is usually at the top of any volunteer movement to help clean up their locale. Fussy, neat, and organized — we all need to emulate the sign Virgo to keep up with the best habits for living a worthy life. Love is serious for Virgo folks, they believe in a life-long commitment and will stand by their mate through thick and thin. Almost never brash or spontaneous, but a steady, and loyal helpmate.

HINT: Find your love in a health-food store, a yoga or Pilates class, volunteering, having high-tea, reading to toddlers at the library, at a town meeting, or at the Doctor’s office.

September 29th brings Lady Venus into one of her home signs Libra — ruling marriage, beauty, the arts, love, flowers, beauticians, and drama! Venus is at home here, comfortable in her finery, and her beautifully decorated surroundings. Here she reigns with supreme authority, wafting her aura of love and whimsy throughout her time here. On the 17th to the 20th she encounters both Mercury and Mars — a heady combination for love, marriage, or perhaps just a romantic flirtation that proves to be much more. However, these aspects move quickly, and unless your own chart supports some of these encounters they may be fleeting! Still, we can enjoy the moment. This might be a good time for that new hair color, cut or style, a weekend getaway at a spa, or an overnight in the city to see a play, musical, or art museum with a special exhibit! The only caveat here is to keep your balance — no going out on a limb in a precipitous manner. That isn’t Libra’s style — more a slow and sensual dance enticing the object of your love to come closer. There is romance in the air!

HINT: Find your love at a flower shop or show, at a play or musical, in the beauty shop, at Whole Foods, at an art museum, shopping for the latest fashions, law office, or at a wedding.

When the Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd of October, so does our Lady Venus, and on the 27th she trines Neptune with an appropriately effervescent splash! Although Scorpio is a bit too strong for her delicate senses, in good aspect to Neptune she becomes the mystical embodiment of love, passion, and adoration. Let’s remember that Neptune can bring a misty and elusive miasma over one’s clear vision. What seems perfection, can just be an illusion that will soon dissipate into the ether. Although, if there is enough compatibility to be worked with, this combination can sizzle with the exhilaration of the chase and capture! There will be the urge to move quickly because Lady Venus moves on to the sign Sagittarius on November 16th — not leaving a lot of time to woo and win whilst Venus resides in the intense, mysterious and overwhelming sign Scorpio. Enjoy the prickle of energy that traverses your entire body with the ardor of Venus in Scorpio, but keep your mind clear of this heady combination. Sexy, sensual and emitting an aura of beauty and love, you will garner the attention of all those who vibrate to this mystical duo. Intense and steamy, don’t get too near until you have determined the validity and honesty of those you are attracted to — this is an exciting and powerful combination, not to be trifled with. Be in the moment!

HINT: Find your love in an occult bookstore, in a darkened coffee-house, at a film noir, a horror film, on the subway, at a psychic reading, at a tapas bar, or on a luxury cruise.

As Venus enters Sagittarius on the 16th of November her persona becomes cheerful and sprightly, although not her favorite abode, Sagittarius is all about playfulness and good humor, good food, and good friends. Positive aspects to both Uranus and Jupiter will bring a bevy of good times your way. Having reign over the law, religion, higher education and all manner of sports enthusiasm — there are going to be invitations for you to attend many gatherings until the end of the year. Take advantage of Venus lively outlook here and get to meet as many people as you can — the “one” may be amongst them. Keep busy and don’t think too much about looking, as with Uranus in the mix — it is just as probable that a chance encounter will be magical. Take a weekend jaunt to a ski-slope, meet up with a friend at a nearby college, go to a football game in your home town. Smile — that always attracts attention of a positive sort. Keep a song in your heart and a lilt in your step — and you will appeal to those who have the same demeanor. Use this Venus in Sagittarius span to increase your circle of friends, connect with family, and get out and about outdoors. Breathe in the giddy joyfulness of Venus at her playful best.

HINT: Find your love at a sporting event, a car show, a western movie, a local tavern, a walk in the park, an auction, or an all-you-can-eat buffet.

December 10th finds Lady Venus in Capricorn, completing the year here and helping to make our holidays with family and friends a comfort and joy! Venus encounter Neptune midmonth in a pleasant way, giving us a moment to reflect and remember our love and loved ones, and the special days that are approaching. Avoid being hasty on the last few days before the Christmas holiday, in spending and/or expressing yourself with ire. We will be under the stern but steadfast Venus in Capricorn and should find a way to use the loyal and loving vibrations from this duo to enhance our family times. Before the end of the year Venus meets up with Jupiter in a mildly positive aspect that can help us to enter the New Year with the desire to make things better for one and all. We are all a part of the human-race and we all must keep our highest ideals and morals foremost in our hearts and minds. We are an evolutionary miracle — unique and fascinating in our diversity. With the help of Lady Venus throughout the year, we can better ourselves, learn how to help others, and discover the true lessons of unconditional love.

HINT: Find your love at church, in an arboretum or nursery, at a consignment shop, at your CPA’s, your favorite diner, a sale on anything, or on a walking tour of historical places.

A busy year for our Lady Venus — having to traverse all of the signs of the Zodiac within these twelve months — she is up to the task, whether at home in the sign, or challenged by it — she works her magic and makes them hers. Venus is our love, our need to care for our loved ones and the ability to see the beauty of nature and all of our surroundings. She emits good feelings and kindly words, she tells us we are lovable, she allows us to be all too human, and still she sees our comeliness. Our sweet, caring, adoring Venus allows all of us to be better than we are — she enables us to be our best selves in caring for, sacrificing for, and loving others. How lucky are we to have our beautiful Goddess of Love, Venus — guiding our pathway, not only throughout the year, but throughout our lives. Peace!

An Easy Way to find Your Ascendant — Reprinted — July 16, 2014

I decided to reprint this updated post — as I often use the ascendant when explaining transits, and other astrological phenomena. Sometimes it helps to explain where in one’s chart (the Zodiac Houses numbered 1 to 12) a certain Planet is transiting, and what the expectations are of that particular Planet. Your ascendant is on the left-hand side of the Zodiac Chart — i.e., your 1st House cusp, the other Houses follow counter-clockwise. Your time of birth is the determining factor in what your ascendant will be.

AN EASY WAY TO FIND YOUR ASCENDANT

Thought I would take the time to give a few hints about finding the ascendant in your chart…. for those who don’t have a chart and don’t know their ascendant sign…

It is important to know what sign your ascendant is in because it is on the cusp of your first house — and the other signs follow in order… i.e, if Leo is rising (ascendant), then your second house has Virgo on its cusp, and Libra is on the third. If Pisces is rising, then Aries is on the second house cusp and Taurus is on the third.

There are such things as intercepted houses, but you must have your exact birth time and place to get an accurate chart wheel — and there are many sites on the internet that will give them to you for free.

Knowing your ascendant is important also because it is your “face” to the world — no matter your Sun sign… people see you with the veil of your ascendant modifying or sometimes overwhelming other elements in your chart. Many people who have a Watery Sun may find that their potent Fire sign ascendant steams up the way people see them. This is, of course, only one small segment of the overall chart, and only a complete reading of one’s chart will be the most accurate and incisive way to have the most insight into the true persona that will be divulged.

So — how can we get an idea of our ascendant without going through a complete chart analysis? Here is a simple formula — not perfect, but certainly in the ballpark — and when you have figured it out — you can read about that sign that possibly modifies your Sun personality.

At sunrise — the sign on your ascendant is the same as your Sun sign. So if you were born between 6AM and 8 AM — your Sun sign and your rising sign are probably the same… different degrees of the sign, of course, going from zero to 30 degrees. The later you were born the later the degree. Now every two hours the rising sign changes in order (Aries to Pisces) — depending on where you have started. So if you are a Taurus and Taurus is rising between 6 and 8 AM — but you were born at 12:15 PM — then we have to say that your rising sign will probably be in the sign Leo — the rising sign changed every two hours so from 6 to 8 Am it was Taurus — 8 to 10 AM it would have been in Gemini, and 10 to 12 AM it would be in Cancer — at noon it changes into Leo…. this pattern is the same for all of the signs — from sunrise throughout the day the ascendant or rising sign changes to the next sign in order of the Zodiac …

Hope this might be helpful to those who don’t have their charts yet — and always remember if you are reading Sun-sign daily reports, be sure to also read your rising sign, as it may be the more accurate of the two.

Hope you will try this out — and see how it might work for you. Just one more way to take charge of your own life and where you want it to go — every little bit we learn is all to the good.

I wish you all good luck in finding your way to you highest potential throughout this lifetime.

Talking Trees — Jone Victoria — November 14, 2008

Grammie Tower was one of my earliest mentors and I loved her.

The day Grammie Tower took my hand and said “let’s go listen to the trees” I remembered thinking that something quite out of the ordinary was about to happen. On an October day we stood side-by-side as the wind blew the branches gently and defoliated them of their rubicund, butterscotch and brown leaves. She looked at me whispering, “Listen”. Never taking her eyes off the trees she asked me, “What are they saying?”

Well, of course, I thought what kind of game was this? Trees can’t talk.

Not wanting to be left out of future magical meetings, I sheepishly looked at her. She closed her eyes. I obviously wasn’t trying hard enough, I thought. so I closed my eyes too. Holding hands I distinctly felt she was trying to get me to figure out the mystery. Then I heard the trees talking. To me. Startled, my eyes flew open and I could still hear them talking in that high-pitched ethereal tone that often comes with Spirit’s voice. Without saying a word Grammie Tower just smiled at me and led me into her kitchen. She set down a crazed saucer of tea and milk on the table for me to sip and never asked me what the trees had said.

For me, an electrifying connection was made that day with Mother Earth. As time went on, and my training increased, I came to realize that all things in Nature vibrate at their own levels. My skills needed to develop to find that level within me and to connect to it. Only then could I “hear” the language of the trees, rocks and other living things.

Too often people are afraid of Nature. They’re disconnected. Nature is not an unspeakable language. It is the language of life. Trees, the Standing People, have been Guardians of this planet since the last Ice Age 9,500 years ago.

I’ve been listening to trees ever since my childhood, and I encourage you to do so. Once you hear them, teach your children, and don’t forget to have that cup of tea and milk waiting for them.

Jone was fortunate to have connected at a young age with her special gifts — but all of us can relate to what Nature has gifted to us. We must listen with our heart, mind and spirit — and only then will we be able to blend our life-force with that of all the beautiful things of this Earth. The bounty of Nature is unending, and our ability to join with Her abundance is part of the magic of our existence. Behold your world with your eyes newly opened to the vastness of your abilities. Immerse yourself in the harmony around you and feel the symbiotic and scintillating rhythms of your Universe.

Affirmations — Jone Victoria — November 10, 2008

AFFIRM: to state or assert positively, maintain as true.

Affirmations are the Cliff Notes of prayer. Used as a positive mantra, they directly align your intent with Universal Energy. Writing out an Affirmation is a snap with a rewarding snap-back. I prefer writing them out. Writing helps me to concentrate on the words and makes my thoughts more concrete.

Be clear on your intent.

Choose one that is brief and to the point.

Write it out the same time each day. (I write mine 18 times a day in an interference free environment.)

After writing your Affirmation forget about it for the rest of the day.

There are plenty of Affirmations to choose from on the internet, books, or just make one up. Here’s a few to get you started.

I live in Supreme Light.

My life is in Divine Order according to the Master Plan.

I accept what Higher Consciousness Grants Me.

I release those who are not meant for my well-being according to the Divine Order and I am released in return.

Wealth and Success.

My mind attracts inspiration from all positive sources.

I place myself within the Highest Realm to divine answers and solutions to my problems.

All answers are within myself.

I am an irresistible magnet attracting _______ to me.

As you can see — Jone believed in the power of Affirmations, I usually encourage people to use the energy of the New Moon to write out their wishes because the positive emanations during these times are so positive and helpful in getting your ideas into the Universal ether where they can manifest. Keeping positive thoughts and feelings uppermost in your mind is helpful every day. Writing out your deepest desires will help them become reality. Our mind is the fertile ground for all of our ideas to grow and flourish. Try Jone’s method of getting your word out there into the Galaxial mists. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results. Peace!