2020 The Year Begins with Intensity

January 2020 BLOG

ASTROLOGY 2020 

The zodiac sign in focus for this month, and all year, is Capricorn. This Earth sign is interested in productivity and structures that our world works within. Our society is governed by structures, from schools to hospitals, financial institutions, and of course governments. This is a period for us to examine them and decide what we need to do to fix them, or destroy them so something new can be created. 

Personally it is a period of self-development. It is a great time to examine our lives and make any course corrections. We can examine all areas of our lives, including health, business and relationships, and make improvements. It is no coincidence that people feel motivated to make New Years resolutions,  

Both Pluto and Saturn are in Capricorn, and will be conjunct on January 12th. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, so we can expect many structures to die, in order to new ones to emerge. 

Pluto is also about power, and so struggles will likely break out as the status quo, as represented by Saturn, attempts to hold on to what it has. Pluto is often disliked because it has been known to take away, or even destroy something that we may desire to have. Therefore, we must keep in mind that Pluto only destroys those things that no longer serve us. In the moment it is often difficult to see how something is standing in the way of our growth, so when Pluto is working in your life, allow yourself time to grieve what you have lost, and know that a deeper reason for the loss will be revealed to you. The mantra to deal with Plutonian forces is “let it go.” Remember, the universe is always working on your behalf. 

Those in power currently may face more scrutiny than ever before, and the “shadow” side of them, and others, may be obvious. There is the potential to expose the wrong doing of many people, as well as continued abuse of power by some. (Pluto is about power). 

Saturn rules time, so it’s an opportunity for us to look at how we use time. There may be a great focus on the paradox of time: the fact that time exists, and yet it is also an illusion. Obviously time is real for us in the world, and it helps us structure our world. We see the passing of day into night and realize that something is marking the change in the seasons, etc. We see time evident in the fact that we grow and change with the passing of time. However, from a metaphysical perspective, time isn’t real. From the quantum level, everything is happening simultaneously at once.

3 big dates this month: 

January 10th – Lunar eclipse in Cancer 

This one is a biggie! The current escalating crisis in the Middle East is no surprise when we look at the planets. We may feel the effects of this eclipse for 6 months, until June. The Sun is conjunct (touching) Mercury, planet of communication, so there will be a focus. However, since the Moon is opposing Saturn and Pluto, there could actually be much repression of free speech and a ton of propaganda imposed  by those in power. Governments will take more control, and tensions will be high. With the Moon opposing (opposite) Mercury, we may find it difficult to express our feelings, and since it also opposes Pluto, we will be dealing with mood swings and conflicts with authority. We will need to do everything in our power to stay positive and optimistic, since Saturn opposes the Moon as well. If you already deal with depression, you may feel it even deeper. 

Lunar eclipses signal endings and completion, so we can look within our family unit, which is connected to the sign of Cancer, and see what we need to complete. 

January 11th – Uranus goes direct: This planet went retrograde on August 12th. Retrograde means the planet slows down, and so the activities and energies related to this planet also slow down. Uranus rules technology, individuality, freedom, new ideas, and flashes of insight. Since August, any areas in your life that have felt stuck may now be freed up. We may all feel an urge for more freedom in our lives, especially any areas where we have felt boxed in. There will probably be some big global events around this date, as energy is suddenly freed up. Whether there is a positive or negative display of energy, we will have to wait and see. Since Uranus is transiting the sign of Taurus now, we may see activity in the financial markets, land, and/or food supply.

January 12th: Saturn conjuncts Pluto. (see above explanation). 

 

A HOLIDAY GHOST STORY 

I wanted to share with everyone this holiday event that is a good reminder that we are never alone. 

It was Christmas day and about 18 family had gathered at my mom’s house in Michigan. Everyone was talking, laughing and having a great time. Suddenly my niece noticed her 21 month old daughter was no where to be seen. We quickly began looking around for her, and noticed the door leading down to the basement was open. All the lights were out downstairs as she quickly descended the stairs. There in the middle of the dark room stood her daughter waving her hand. Her mom asked her who she was waving to, she replied in her limited vocabulary, “grandpa.” My father passed away about 9 years ago. The basement was his favorite “man cave” he would go to to work on boating projects. Since she was only 21 months old, she of course never met him. 

We all got chills up our spine with this event, realizing that even those family members that can’t be present with us physically for the holidays, may find a way to join in the festivities in other ways! 

HEALTHY TIP 

ADD A LITTLE CARDAMOM to you diet 

Cardamom is a sweet spice that is a great addition to hot chocolate, muffins and some Indian dishes. The easiest way to get it is ground up into powder and sold in the spice section. 

It has been known to help with gastrointestinal issues such as 

constipation, diarrhea, and reduce over acidity.

It can be used to prevent tooth decay and bad breath due to its ability to destroy bacteria with its antioxidant properties. 

This amazing spice  may help prevent diseases such as cancer due to its antioxidant capabilities. It is a heart healthy spice due to its ability to lower cholesterol. 

Spice up your romance by adding this natural aphrodisiac to your food or diffusing it in the room. 

        

Recipe:  Here is a delicious glaze you can put over salmon before baking. Combine 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 teaspoons cardamom, 2 teaspoons paprika, and salt. Cover salmon filets with the glaze and then bake to your liking. 

KNOW YOUR ENERGIES FOR 2020! 

A great way to prepare for 2020 is to use the tools of astrology and numerology. Whether you are looking to start a new career, forge deeper relationships, improve your health and finances, this workshop will give you the tools to make it happen. Learn the best direction to take in your life for the year 2020. This online course will teach participants about their planetary and numerological influences for the coming year. You will learn how to apply this information to attain success in relationships, career, finances, health and more! This course will explore how the planetary and numerological changes will affect the world globally, as well as individually. You will calculate your numbers for success, learn about the Moon activity for the year, planetary transits and retrograde planets. This information is invaluable for planning your year ahead. Course fee is $75. You will receive an astrology chart and student packet via email.  

Sign up here and you will have one year to do the class. Of course I recommend beginning as soon as possible so you can make the best of 2020. Once you sign up, send your birth information including day, month, year, time of birth, city and state to Kathryn at: info@intuitiveschool.com. You will then receive your astrology chart and a student packet. 

Are you Feeling Stuck?

October 2019 Astrology 

Step. 23 the Sun entered Libra. Time to focus on peace, harmony, relationships. Seek balance and truth in all areas of your life. 

October 3:  Pluto goes direct, still in the sign of Capricorn! This is significant since Pluto is a planet that helps us move forward and look to the future. Have you felt stuck? Pluto went retrograde last April, so you may have felt that plans and ideas have been stalled, but now things should loosen up and you can move forward with confidence. 

Since Pluto rules Scorpio this is especially significant, as you may have felt more stuck than others. 

Oct. 3- Mercury enters Scorpio – this will deepen our interactions and help us go beyond the superficial with others. It also will help us communicate with the people we need to connect with. Great aspect for metaphysical teaching! 

Oct. 4 – Mars enters Libra – Mars energy will energize our relationships and spice up our love life. If any area of your life that has been stagnant or dull has the opportunity to become more interesting. People with a Libra Sun Sign will feel especially energized and ready to “fight” for what they believe in. 

Oct. 7 – Sun squares Saturn – opportunity to get down to work! You will feel motivated to do those chores or tasks that you have been putting off. If you shirk your responsibilities you may find yourself limited and not able to do what you want. The solution? Do what is needed! 

Oct. 7 – Mercury in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus – Expect the unexpected! Opportunities for enlightening conversations. 

Oct. 8 – Venus enters Scorpio – Sizzling sexuality and opportunities to spice up your love life. It also is time to go deeper spiritually with your relationships. 

Oct. 13 – Full Moon at 20 degrees Aries. This Full Moon will also oppose Mars and trines Jupiter. This will create explosive emotions. Mars may trigger relationships crises. You can respond or hide from this, but the only way to grow is to face the crises and allow it to transform you. 

Oct. 14 – Mercury textiles Saturn – This is a great aspect for mental focus, learning, and reading. If you’ve had writers block this might be your time to get unblocked and down to work. If you have been neglecting paperwork, you may experience the consequences. 

Oct. 15- Mercury trine Neptune – sit back, relax, meditate. This is a good day to “do” nothing, rather enjoy just “being.” You will be more sensitive to dreams and other psychic stimuli. 

Oct. 21 – Venus trine Neptune – Enjoy time with loved ones. Creative inspirations are high! You may feel more idealistic than usual, so grab your paintbrush and create! 

Oct. 23 – Sun enters Scorpio! Just in time to get deep and spiritual for Halloween and Day of the Dead. Scorpio teaches us that it is okay to explore the occult, metaphysics and our “shadow” side. 

Oct. 28 – New Moon in Scorpio. This is an opportune time to visualize and focus on your desires! What do you really want? What part of yourself do you want to explore? 

Oct. 28 – Mars square Saturn – Control your compulsions and habits or you can find yourself self-sabotaging your creations. 

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DREAMTIME

I have a common occurrence where I never sees faces or distinguishing characteristics of people in my dreams. I see familiar people, but they are all black – kind of like a shadow with some definition or body shape. If it’s someone familiar to me it’s the essence of that person – everything is “there” about them, but not the physical likeness of them.  The people are semi-transparent, but dark and indistinguishable.

INTERPRETATION

Your dreams reflect a lack of awareness (darkness) about yourself. You are aware you exist and have different ways of expressing, yet these are unclear to you. You would need to identify the characteristics of the people who are in the dream to understand these aspects of yourself. You can gain clarity through self-honesty and practices such as meditation. The dream also reveals you do not want to see everything about yourself.  Ask yourself what you are afraid of seeing, and then face it. Acceptance and love yourself as you are.

DREAM

I was lowered in my car to the bottom of the ocean by a man who said I needed to stay hidden there until he gave the all-clear for me to safely return. No explanation was offered as to what sort of danger I was in. In the car with me was a mixed-breed, brown dog that I did not recognize and a television. I sat in front watching the small TV and the dog sat in back. I was only mildly anxious about being in this situation whereas in waking life I have extreme claustrophobia. After awhile, my cat Cedric came floating down to the passenger window, wanting to come in. I could not let him in because we would all drown if I opened the door to let him in. I wished for him to please return to the surface before he drowned or was eaten by sharks, even though there were no sharks in sight. 

INTERPRETATION

This dream indicates you have a habitual tendency (dog) to hide behind your emotions (immersion in water). Fear causes you to want to hide from the world. When you escape into your own world of emotion, you use your imagination passively (watching TV), rather than actively to create something. You have another habit (cat) that you fear will bring you into a total emotional fog that would completely overwhelm you. (drowning). You are attached to this intense emotional habit as well. (fearing the cat would die). I would suggest you look at your fears and use your imagination to overcome them and actively create what you desire in life. Your emotions are there to help bring out your desires into the world, rather than as a place to hide. 

If you would like a dream interpreted, send us an email to: info@intuitiveschool.com

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GET A HEAD START ON HOLIDAY (AND BIRTHDAY) SHOPPING 

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts! I hate the stress I experience when I wait until December to do my gift shopping. I am finding it more difficult to find unique gifts for people, because most people already have so much stuff! I am turning toward more experiential gifts these days. What better gift than something that leads someone to greater self-awareness? 

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Welcome to SUMMER!

WELCOME TO SUMMER!

The energies for JUNE

We add the personal year (3) to the month number for June (6th month).  So June is a 9 month. What does this mean? Its a month of completion. Service and charity oriented. Focus on the arts, compassion, humanity.  I am completing some house repairs and remodeling that were desperately needed. I had put them off because I was so busy and I felt once summer arrived I wanted to get these things done. 

Health Tip:  

Summer is a great time for cleansing and eating lighter. There are a lot of body cleanses at health food stores – so you may feel overwhelmed. How do you know which one to choose? I like to switch it up and choose a different cleanse each year. I don’t like to take a lot of pills, so I looked for one that was loose powder, or a tea. I found a total body cleanse called “Flor-Essence” which I loved. It comes with 3 packets of loose tea that you prepare and drink 2-3 times per day. It contains some powerful herbs such as Burdock root, Sheep sorrel, and Slippery Elm Bark. The tea doesn’t taste terrible so I actually enjoy drinking it.

Astrology: 

Happy Birthday Gemini

Gemini is an air sign, so Gemini’s live from the mind. Summer can be good because we have more time to socialize and talk with friends. So enjoy the parties and social events. However, in the negative, if you are a student, your mind may feel lost without school. So, if you are going to the breach, grab a book. Find other ways to keep your mind stimulated, For me it’s writing. My Moon is in Gemini, so I feel more secure and nurtured when I am learning something. I get bored just suntanning, so when I go the pool I bring along my notebook and I write. There are no major planets in Gemini, so it’s up to you to stimulate your own learning. 

Get ready for the Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 17th. The full moon is a time to set new intentions. The fire sign Sagittarius will ignite us with passion and zeal to set our sights high. So don’t be shy, think about what you really want and visualize it. In addition, Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is conjunct the Moon, so we may be inclined to want to party and just have a good time. The only caution would be to not overdo it. Sagittarius loves to travel, so it can be a good time for a quick summer get away. Be generous and invite a friend along who may be alone. Again, be careful not to overspend on the trip, as Sagittarius can often get carried away. We will be heading out to Florida about this time for the REIGNITE YOUR LIGHT event. It’s a long drive, so we are envisioning many adventures and fun stops along the way! To understand the full impact of this Full Moon, look on your chart to see what house Sagittarius falls in, which will indicate the life area where you will want to focus your desires upon. For example, Sagittarius falls in my 8th house, which involves spiritual transformation. The event I am attending in Florida is all about transformation, so I just have to be willing to be open for change.