New Moon in Gemini

Time rolls around once more for a New Moon cycle to begin.
This time it is in the sign of Gemini and the date is the 16th of June.

Now that Mercury has finished his backstrokes and there will be fewer misfirings as to you being misunderstood or even overlooked, this coming Tuesday is the perfect day to step forward and to greet the annual Gemini New Moon.
This day is the ideal time to map out your goals and the area to be honed in on is the area of Communication.

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• How are your skills in this field?
• Do you listen attentively to the person you’re talking with?
• Do you navigate the Internet with ease?
• Are you self-confident when speaking in public?

In short, in which area of the communication skills do you want to improve?
Being well aligned with this New Moon, the planet Mars gives us solid support.  He’ll help you stick to your plans and encourages you to step out and make a name for yourself.

Now about our next workshop. The Ascendant will be our main topic.
So what’s that ?  It’s the degree of the zodiacal sign in the East at the moment of your birth.
Oh, but wait, there’s more. It’s your first House.  It’s like a filter over your whole chart.  Come, join us and find out what your Ascendant is and what does it mean for you.

The class will take place this time on the 11th of July due to the holiday of the 4th on the preceding Saturday.
Bonne lunaison and stay cool,
Barbel
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New Moon in Taurus

Now that the frenzied activities of Aries are behind us and the seeds have taken root and sprouted, let’s turn to the New Moon in Taurus. Taurus is an earthy sign and so it rules our physical senses, our life on earth and emphasizes material comforts.

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     Let’s make ourselves comfortable and slow down following the hectic pace of life in Aries.  Why not plunge your hands into the soil and feel the coolness of it?  Take a few minutes to feel the humidity of the soil and breathe deeply. Inhale. Exhale.  You will feel the calmness that these deep breaths bestow upon you.

    Now that you’re envigorated, if you so wish, sing a tune or chant woo, woo, woo, if you can’t remember the lyrics.  That will bring you joy so that you may even be able to hit a high C.

    Since Taurus rules security, why not check out your bank account and see that there are no overdrafts.  Maybe you can do without some of those take-out meals and cook a meal at home.

    Connect to Mother Earth and allow her calmness and quietness to penetrate your whole being.

Wishing you serenity and peace,
Barbel
P.S. And don’t forget our monthly workshops.
The next is on June 6th.  Click here to sign up!

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The New Moon in Aries

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We are the gardeners of the zodiac and with the New Moon in Aries,
it’s the ideal time to get to our garden projects of planting seeds and young seedlings.

But before getting to those tasks, have we blown our moldy fall leaves off the flower beds, turned the soil, enriched it with fresh mulch and natural fertilizers? Only once that is done, can we grow an abundant and nourishing crop.

It’s also the planting season for our personal lives and new projects.
  • Let’s plan for success and good fortune by letting go of the old ways of doing things which no longer serve us.
  • Let’s tune in better to the person we’re speaking with – just listen.
  • Let’s be more attentive to the people and things surrounding us at work and at home.
Let’s plant and plan for success.

The  energies of the New Moon in Aries will allow our plants and our plans to take root and thrive.

It’s the perfect time to let the sunshine into our lives and grow!
Barbel
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Lunatic

Dear Readers,

We had a beautiful visitor from outer space, which we thought you’d enjoy.

photo (1)Excuse me, but that’s my cashmere sweater you’re sitting on……

Whoops, sorry but I’m famished.
How have you been? Nice place you’ve got here.

Where do you come from? You look a little tired. Long trip?

Well, yeah. I am a little worn out. Big rainstorm over the Atlantic.

Tuesday I was on Mars. Wednesday I was on the Moon checking in with family.

You like my outfit? How about this green?

Oh, yeah. Stunning. Very chic. Where did you get it?

I stopped in Paris on the way over. A cute, little boutique on St. Germain.
A little pricey but worth it, wouldn’t you say?
Looks great with the lights coming through it don’t you think?.

Yes indeed, lovely. Well, what brings you here?

I came to see how you are.
At night I always look for a pretty porch light and a screen door next to it where I can rest.
Yours is perfect here. Quiet, peaceful and a great spot for waiting to catch a bug or two.

So glad to hear that. And thanks for stopping by.
This is certainly a wonderful experience and we enjoy every minute of your being here with us.

Give our best to the guys up there.
Tell them how much we appreciate your being here among us.

Shall do.
So long and see you all again soon.

 

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Accentuate the Positive…

You know dear friends, with the way the planets are lining up just now, it’s exactly the right time to confirm your true identity, solidify who you are and decide what you really want to do with your life!

What does all that mean?
It means it’s the perfect time to take a quiet survey of your best qualities, talents and skills. And to make sure you’re heading in the right direction with them and then –
then, the sky’s the limit.

vintage-woman-writingHow do you do that? 
Why don’t you sit down quietly and make a list of all the talents you have.  That’ll give you an idea of the things you love to do.   Think of your hobbies and  things you’re passionate about and take a hard look at where you’re currently investing your energy. Go for the passion and you’ll never go wrong!

Once this exercise is done, you’ll become more aware of who you really are and what you’d love to do. Don’t hide your talents, but rather expand and branch out. You’ll strengthen your resolve and uncover your true identity.
Allow me to give you some examples:

If you’re a craftsperson, why don’t you go ahead and sign up for an Art in the Park show and let the visitors see those beautiful red pepper plates and handsome blue bowls? They’ll “positively” love your work!

Are you a therapist?  Stretch your wings and “accentuate the positive” by organizing a seminar showing the participants how to reclaim the balance in their daily life.

If you’re an astrologer, why don’t you organize a discussion group once a month and allow the participants to “eliminate the negative” by better understanding their charts. (Hah! a great idea, no?…read on).*

So working with Jupiter, your planet of good luck and fortune, make the effort to uncover your true identity and then go with the flow of the planets.

And always remember to “Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative…”
Give a listen…

Happy summer days in July,

Positively,
Barbel

P.S. *By the way, I absolutely will be organizing a discussion group starting towards the end of this month.  So do stay tuned.

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A Full Moon and a Café Latte

Cherie and George meet for coffee at Starbuck’s

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George:  Hi there Cherie. You know I’m really worn out.  I haven’t slept well for the past two nights.  How about you?  Do you think it’s the pollen or my six cups of coffee?

Cherie:  I’ve had a hard time getting to sleep too George, but some of it is the Full Moon that keeps us awake.

G: Well, that’s very interesting. Tell me more.

 

Ch: You know, George, that I’m an astrologer and from an astrologer’s point of view this is always a tough time.  It may have something to do with the gravitational pull of the moon that actually tugs on our bodies and our minds.  It’s also about the pull of the various planets and we’re at the effect of all that.

Historically, the Egyptians and even prior to that, the Babylonians saw these systems and correlated them so that they could predict the right time for planting rice, for example.

Now scientists have validated those observations and Astrology and Science ride side-by-side constituting a complete system of predictions. Astrology can now predict not only the different phases of the Moon but the timing of Life’s turning points.
Isn’t that fantastic?

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G:  Absolutely Cherie. So then, the full Moon comes around again in 28 days again is that right? And I may have problems sleeping?

Ch: That’s right George.  But, next time why don’t you try to adjust your schedule?  A couple of days before or after the Full Moon push things off a bit and lighten your load.

Go on a hike or a picnic with your girlfriend and let go of your routines. No more computer work up to 11 pm and no late night coffee, but rather try some soothing music and a cup of chamomile tea.

G: Thanks for the advice, Cherie.  It’s much appreciated.

Ch:  And George, remember, when you feel strange or weird or out of sorts, do give me a call and I’ll take a look at your chart.  I’ll be happy to do that.

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Happy Full Moon, my dear readers,

Bises,

Barbel

 

 

 

 

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Letting go, slowly

Greetings to you all.
We’re now in the sign of Taurus and my best wishes for Happy Birthday to those of you born under this sign.

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Your sign represents the material aspects of life.

You tend to build a life of comfort and pleasure and work hard to achieve this.  A house with a garden in the suburbs or a townhouse on Central Park West in Manhattan, a loving family and eco-weekends may be what you thirst for.  All these elements might make you feel well and secure.

In addition. to delight your senses, Venus, that guardian planet of yours, bestows upon you a taste for freshly baked bread, full-bodied wines, silky robes and an appreciation for art. All of these elements might give you a sense of well-being, but, as you know, change and movement are part of life.

We can choose to change and move or just stay stuck.

Don’t let your Taurus nature to get in your way and miss that trip to Alaska to count the wolf/moose population.
Don’t cancel that camping trip that your boyfriend has planned for months just because it’s not your favorite activity.
The choice is always yours, but just think of the fun you would be having roasting marshmallows by the fire cuddled in a blanket together.

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So don’t be stuck in your old habits, but rather rethink your thoughts and actions. Why not opt for an Air I-pad since you’ve been so allergic to the computer?  Tired of the same toothpaste you’ve been buying for years?  Make it cherry flavored next time.  And why don’t you try a hot stone massage instead of working out in the gym?


 

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May you enjoy a new-found sense of lightness… now put on the music and dance with your broom in the living room.

 


So, if you find yourself stuck in your old patterns and habits, I would be happy to take a look at your chart and create a reading for you to help you know who you are, why you are and how to be happier.

Until next time or a bientot,

Bises,
Barbel

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