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August 2006

Dear Friends,
I am taking registrations for fall classes including Women’s Dream Circles Wednesdays at noon, or Sunday evenings. Intermediate Astrology Classes will meet Thursday evenings. Thank all of you who share this newsletter with your friends. Love, Laura

Saturn Opposite Neptune - Stand in the Place Where You Live
August 31 or (thereabouts) is one of the major astrological transits of 2006. Saturn and Neptune are both planets which show us places of insecurity. Saturn fears come from the rules and guilt that our parents and original-sin based authorities taught us. Neptune fears come from vagueness, denial or deception. Saturn wants control. Neptune is mysterious and ineffable. Usually this combination engenders uneasiness or discouragement. The mind can have a holiday “moving the furniture around”.

“Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream”
- REM song lyric Losing My Religion

Someone else will hold your projection because that is what happens when planets are opposite each other. One person will be unreliable or radical and the other will be exasperated trying to police the situation and make things look good. Losing in this conflict without labeling yourself as a failure or victim can be a fertile place for new vision and direction. You can’t force respect from other people. When you are selfless and have clean motives you naturally do worthwhile things and don’t care if your efforts are noticed or praised.

Distract yourself with an engaging activity to relieve your self-absorption, or meditate to restore yourself to a peaceful vibration. Rent the movie Rain Man and listen to Raymond’s (Dustin Hoffman) stream of consciousness to get a compassionate perspective on your inner babble.

The news events should be interesting because the combination of Saturn and Neptune are related to petroleum and brought us the Arab Oil Embargo in 1973. Saturn is the symbol for institutions and restriction. Neptune rules the fluids of the planet including oil and the oceans. Saturn cycling with Neptune has also corresponded to major events in the history of Communism. Maybe political authorities with vested interests will be ruthlessly persecuting new ideas. Or, maybe idealistic visionary movements will delude and dissolve the status quo and subvert the structures which are trapping us. Either way, this planetary combination is a denial buster and a humility maker.

“The will is given us that we may know the delights of surrender.”
- William Blake

The process engaging these planets will repeat February 28, 2007 and June 25, 2007, so it is hard to tell which pass will bring obvious events. Oil-based economies and politics are going to have to erode over many decades. If there is some chaos, think of it as a purifying agent to motivate and speed us into more Earth and people-friendly structures.

“He who values the World as his own body can be entrusted with the Empire.” - Lao Tsu

September Classes
Women’s Dream Circle - 2 different times. By popular demand, I am facilitating a Women’s Dream Circle on a weekday, Wednesdays at 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm. This group will meet for 7 weeks from September 13 through October 25th at a central Austin location. The Sunday evening Dream Circle will meet at my home in Southwest Austin from 6 to 8 pm for 6 weeks beginning September 10 through October 15th. The investment for the class is $135.

We will share dreams we have journaled, support each other’s trust in our intuition and inner guidance, and share our powerful gifts. We always have an amazing group of women and lots of growth in our lives. My contribution includes interpretations based on your current astrological transits that show up symbolically in your dream images. You need absolutely no knowledge of astrology to participate in the Dream Circles.

Intermediate Astrology Classes are for people who have a strong sense of the planets and signs. There will be lecture, interactive experiences, and brief reading assignments. With my Mercury in Sagittarius, opposite Uranus, there are always random tidbits of juicy astrological lore.

Series 1 will be a review of Planetary aspects and Houses of the chart. It will meet 3 Thursday evenings September 21st, 28th and October 5th at my home from 7 pm to 9 pm. The fee is $65.

Series 2 will meet for 5 weeks from October 12-November 9. The fee is $115. The class will cover chart integration and interpretation, and prediction methods.

For more details about classes call me at 512-291-8299.


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