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By Bradley Luky in Sedona Conscious Magazine

32 pages, published 3/29/2015

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Transformational Astrology

November 2017 

by Henry Seltzer

The astrology of November features Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Eris. This continues to be a very Uranian time. The Libra New Moon from the last twelve days of October was directly opposite Uranus, and in the same degree of its sign as the degree Uranus occupies in Aries, therefore presaging another month of unexpected events and surprising enlightenment “in the strangest of places.” This is especially so, since the November 3rd Full Moon features another partile opposition to Uranus, this time from Venus in late Libra. The New Moon toward the end of the month also closely aspects Uranus. With Neptune and Saturn additionally emphasized at this time, we have quite an outer planet stew available to us, so that the primary result is to help us grow as individuals, and as humans. As well as his role as the Trickster, Uranus is also the Awakener, allowing us to see beyond where we have been able to go thus far. Saturn represents sticking to the known facts of the matter, refusing to enter new emotional or psychic territory, and his prominence creates something of a tug-of-war within us. The push for moving forward is balances by the pull to remain in the safety of shallow waters. Add to this prominent Neptune, aspected by the Sun and Moon at the Full Moon, near the beginning of the month, and we have the signs of a spiritual mission that we each are undertaking, to move beyond previous limitations.

Also this month, the Full Moon in Taurus comes with a numinous factor, namely the close aspect that the Sun and Moon make to the other-dimensional planetary archetype of Neptune. There is practicality in the sign of the Moon itself, and yet this contrasts with the unreality – at least in terms of the physical – that Neptune brings to the equation. With Neptune activated in his own sign of Pisces, we are never entirely sure of our ground, and must learn to embrace paradox as a natural element of life. Things in the earthly plane usually have their binary yes and no, as far as what works, but the nature of the soul presents a subtle misty realm that is either – or both. When we navigate these mystical realms we are exploring the unconscious, which operates by its own rules. It is nevertheless vital that we attempt the exploration.

Another factor in this month’s astrology is the trine between Saturn and Uranus, now coming to its perfection. This reveals the fundamental polarity of these times, between progressive and regressive tendencies within our society; the urge for moving forward with new ideas and the conservative desire to hold back, for reasons of safety. These twin and competing goals are also present in each individual psyche, and you may want to more consciously mediate between them. Do I go or do I stay? Do I take a chance on a new beginning that feels promising, or forever linger in the shallow water of tried and true pathways? It is up to you to decide.

It is worth noting that Saturn also closely connects with the new planet, Eris. This archetype of Feminine Warrior energy in support of deep soul intention has quite recently emerged to be an important factor in charts, as documented in my book, The Tenth Planet. The basic message is that it is up to each of us to make a difference, in whatever way that we can, if we wish to see a future evolution that is to our liking. With Saturn, issues of fairness come to the fore, as revealed in the “Me too” movement that begins the vast job of correcting the documented misdeeds of the past on the part of persons in power, usually men, against those who are not, usually women. Te impact of “natural law” is thus revealed, and must somehow be made more available in our rapidly changing society.

 

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The Science of Mastering Sleep

by Sifu Matthew

As a society, we are trained to move forward with fervor: grasp the next idea; improve at rapid paces to achieve; maintain beauty, fitness, and wealth — and compete at all costs. Striving at this rapid continuum can secretly deplete our invaluable body chemical stores and, while we may not be aware of it happening for months and sometimes years, our body and its wisdom will come crashing down and leave us in a stressful and sleepless paradigm, chasing desperate measures to find quick solutions that can damage our systems even more.

THE POWER OF SLEEP

Without proper sleep the body will function poorly on more levels than we can imagine. Improper rest will produce many symptoms ranging from lack of energy that impairs clear thinking, creates mood swings and causes irritability, all the way to auto-immune issues, poor detoxification, and even severe fertility and menstrual imbalances.

ACCUMULATING DAMAGE

While we can run after remedies including prescription medications that can cause great toxicity to our livers and organs, or natural herbs and bio- machines that reregulate inner rhythms for a time period, these fixes alleviate the stress and imbalance at the surface, without truly altering the depth of the stress patterns that created the problem. Without addressing those issues, they will continue to grow and even fortify themselves.Ultimately regaining the power to sleep must come from within–by understanding the miraculous electromagnetic nature of our body’s healing power.

 

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9 Self-Protection Strategies for Empaths and Sensitive People

Combat Toxic Energy and Stop Taking on Other People’s Stress 

By Judith Orloff, MD

Empaths are emotional sponges who absorb other peoples’ stress into their own bodies. As an empath myself I know how exhausting this can be. Here are some basic strategies for empaths and all people battling with low energy from my new book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. I practice these strategies in my life and teach them to my patients and workshop participants— and you can turn to these techniques if you’re absorbing the stress or symptoms of others and you need ways to release them. Experiment. See which ones work best for you. Use them in situations where you are feeling ill or upset and suspect you’re taking on someone else’s physical or emotional distress.

1. Ask yourself, “Is this symptom or emotion mine or someone else’s? 

A tip-off that you’re absorbing someone’s energy is to notice if you experience a sudden change of mood or physical state around that person. Most likely, if you didn’t feel anxious, depressed, exhausted, or sick before, the discomfort is at least partially coming from him or her.

If you move away and the discomfort dissipates, it is definitely not yours! Sometimes, though, the emotion or symptom may be both yours and another person’s. Feelings are catchy, especially if they relate to a hot button issue for you. You are more prone to take on the emotional or physical pain that you haven’t worked out in yourself. The more you heal issues that trigger you, the less likely you’ll be to absorb emotions from others.

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Heal Your Heart- Can a gift prevent disease?

by Sherry Klinger

What goes into maintaining a healthy heart? Is it just the physical heart muscle and circulation that matters, or is there an active emotional component? Can the simple act of conveying your best wishes and intentions make a real difference in the health of the recipient’s heart — and even your own?

What does the science say?

These questions are being addressed, some for the first time, by Conscious Inspirations, Inc., the American company which makes Cards&Cloth™ — a new, patent-pending product that features “The Gift of Blessings” — emotionally-powerful tokens of affection and blessings that come in the form of an actual blessing cloth wrapped inside specially-created message cards.

What effect does this kind of “gift of blessings from the heart” have on the receiver, and on the giver?

Dr. Joshua Leichtberg, MD, Internist, states that the act of conveying positive, heartfelt messages to a friend or loved one is good for all concerned. “Giving your genuine best wishes to someone else has a twofold effect,” says Dr. Leichtberg. “The receiver benefits to the extent the salutary message brings comfort and lowers anxiety levels. The fascinating part, though, is the extent to which the giver also benefits. Giving, it seems, is as good as getting… possibly better.”
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