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Transformational Astrology for April 2016
by Henry Seltzer
The astrology of April features Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Coming off the twin eclipses of March, this month’s astrology might seem a bit tame by comparison, being in large part about slowing down and taking stock. Those potent configurations of the previous month featured the active presence of the outer planets, most notably Uranus and Pluto, still in their storied square alignment and highlighted by the Jupiter-Saturn square that peripherally aspected them both. In mid-April, both Pluto and Mars turn retrograde, to join in the recent retrograde motion of Saturn, while by month’s end we have the second period this year (out of four) of Mercury in its retrograde mode, still in Earth signs. This time it’s Taurus. Later this year, Mercury will retrograde in Virgo during September, and in Capricorn from mid-December to January. With Mars, in mid-month, stationing to retrograde motion, and with Saturn also now in retrograde, both in close parallel to a stationing Pluto, April is a month of stop-and-go; mostly stop. Mars symbolizes forward motion, and when in retrograde, and additionally in connection with a relatively stationary Saturn and Pluto, there is loss of forward momentum and a corresponding increase in introspection. We might be inclined to dwell on the past, as well as on the potential to learn from our successes, and even more importantly from our mistakes; and these can be valuable lessons.
That is not the whole story, however. There is also in these April skies a strong presence of Jupiter and Uranus, and these two planets are all about leaving the past behind. The April 7th New Moon conjuncts Uranus, in close conjunction also with the new planet, Eris, which greatly emphasizes his presence. Jupiter is very prominent also, standing alone in the relationship-oriented side of the April 7th New Moon chart. Thus we have, along with the holding back of this period of time, as symbolized by a stationary Saturn, and by Mars retrograde, a strong impulse to get to the next stage of our evolutionary development. And let us not forget, in the midst of strange defeats and ongoing violence, that these are also very sincerely positive times; we can ride that hope represented by strong Jupiter toward a better future for ourselves and for generations to come. In a significant symbolic chime with a move toward internal reflection that this retrograde month implies, Uranus also symbolizes deep intuitional knowledge that comes unbidden when we can half-close our physical eyes to see it.
As far as the Mercury retrograde period that is just around the corner is concerned, beginning on the 28th of this month, it is interesting to note that Mercury spends nearly ten weeks in Taurus, from early April to June 12th. As related above, this is an especially introspective time, as we also have Mars making a rare retrograde from this month through to June 29th – only re-entering Sagittarius, the sign he now occupies, in early August. We therefore have quite a strong retrograde presence of personal planets for all this springtime, implying that forward momentum is slowed. As astrologer Carolyn Casey is fond of saying, just as the water in the irrigation ditch slows down, in order that it might better be absorbed, so too our understanding of the metamorphosis that we are currently going through will benefit by the dose of self-reflection that this period brings.
Meanwhile the beat for massive change goes on. With Uranus and Pluto both emphasized this month, Uranus by its New Moon placement and Pluto by his station, early on the 18th, and by his close parallel all month long with Saturn, we continue to have the unmistakable presence of major transformation in our personal lives, as is evidenced in the surrounding culture as well, throughout the remaining years of this tuning-point decade, through to 2020.
The Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference April 5-7, 2016 and
The Ozark Mountain UFO Conference April 8-10, 2016
Together for the First Time in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Eureka Springs, AR – The 11th Annual Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference, a unique metaphysical and spiritual gathering with a psychic fair open to the public from April 5-7, 2016, will precede The 29th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference, one of the oldest UFO conferences in the U.S., April 8-10, 2016 at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, a magical resort town in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas known for its beauty and paranormal activity.
Both conferences will feature Keynote Speaker Erich von Däniken, bestselling author of the Chariots of the Gods books and a pioneer of Ancient Astronaut Theory that states the gods of ancient times were Extraterrestrials who created mankind and shaped civilizations for millennia. Erich von Däniken will present part 1 of his “Unsolved Mysteries of the Past” lecture on April 6 at the Transformation Conference, and conclude with part 2 at the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference on April 9. Special discounted packages to register for both conferences are available and both conferences will feature their own Keynote Speakers in addition to Erich von Däniken.
Founded by author, hypnotist and past life regressionist Dolores Cannon, The Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference is a venue for Ozark Mountain Publishing authors to share their books and insights into all sorts of metaphysical topics, from healing to channeling, psychic abilities, dreams, spirituality, and much more. Many of the speakers will also offer workshops, personal readings and sessions that can be booked in advance by calling (800) 935-0045.
From the Psychological World to Quantum Reality Luc Bodin, M.D.
The Shamanic Roots of Ho’oponopono
The new is always inside and never outside, everything is within you, not outside of you. –Gitta Mallasz,
Talking with Angels Shamanism has been practiced on our planet for several millennia. Some claim that shamanism’s origins are to be found in Siberia or Central Asia. But shamanism was practiced widely in Europe as well. The majority of prehistoric caverns were once the site of ceremonies in which shamanic journeys were undertaken regularly. The druids, in their day, were great shamans. In Greece, Plato speaks of holy priests who used techniques that allowed them to travel outside of their bodies. A path of oral transmission, shamanism has vanished from some parts of the world, but it still thrives among certain peoples such as the Mongols, the native peoples of North and South America, and the aborigines of Australia. Shamanism is closely connected to animist thought, which sees all the elements of nature–such as plants, rocks, wind, and rain–as endowed with life force and thus worthy of the highest respect.
Medical Intuitive Corner
by Robin Eagle Sage, MI
Have you ever wondered if your physical pain is caused by unresolved emotional experiences? Each month, world renowned Medical Intuitive, Robin Eagle Sage will share one of her medical intuitive readings with you. Using her clairvoyant abilities, this wise Sage will unravel the causes and cures of a patient’s illness. In turn, you will discover the great power capable of every individual. Pseudonyms are used to protect the individual.
Medical Issue: Nerve pain in hands and feet. Weak legs.
Dana was delightful to work with. She lit up like a star when I described the mind/body connection, how energy works and which foods would allow her to heal.
I heard the words, “scam, secrets, fishy and nobody’s business.” I saw a male energy trying to hide something from Dana. It was her father.