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Dear Friends,

Save the dates for a beginning level Astrology class starting Tuesday September 29, and a Saturday Women’s Dream Workshop on October 3. See all the details below. Mercury goes retrograde on Labor Day, Monday September 7. I have a lot of new subscribers this month. Please forward this newsletter to any interested friends, and thanks to everyone for making referrals to my practice.

Love,
Laura

The Cookie Crumbles
The month of September is an important time to open your spiritual toolkit and hold the light. In the first 2 weeks, we are prone to misgivings or disillusionment. More large-scale deceptions that throw people into fear may be revealed. If you have been on a large playing field that has turned out to be no fair, hold your center and be honest about the motives that attracted you to the situation. Then on September 15, Saturn, the taskmaster planet opposes Uranus, the wide-eyed wonder or rebellion planet. Exciting idealistic visions may get bogged down in the details and seem hard to attain. Both of these planetary passages can be stressful and produce anxiety.

Saturn is in the last few weeks of its journey through Virgo that began in September of 2007. (It will return to Virgo again briefly in April –July of 2010.) Saturn comes through a sign only once every 28 years.  The last two years have required selfless impeccable assessment and diligence to accomplish something of service. We have all been learning about trimming our aspirations down to manageable tasks and practical application. We have grappled with the difference between worry and thoughtful preparation.

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”  Thomas Jefferson

If September brings a confounding or seemingly impossible situation, tend to yourself in the short run. Discomfort is usually a signal for advancement. When familiar solutions don’t fit, we learn about humility. Remember that in the long run the world is improving and we have to set aside our personal dramas. That spiritual center you have been developing for years will never desert you. Let it guide you toward your best contribution to the common good. We are moving toward freedom and comfort for all of Humanity and Mother Nature.0

Saturn and Uranus interfaced in the year 2000. At that time 2 movies directed by Steven Sodebergh won awards. Both were about sincere individuals discovering and fighting a large corrupt system. In Erin Brockovich a feisty irreverent secretary uses detailed research to win a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric, but the reward will never replace the lives and health lost because of environmental poisoning. In Traffic the massive effects of the drug trafficking system cause the characters dilemmas between ethics and survival. You may be juggling an ironic situation this month. If may be hard to make up your mind about something. Strive for balance and cooperation.

Look, I don’t know shit about shit, but I know right from wrong” Erin Brockovich

Mercury Retrograde September 7- 29
Mercury enters the sign of Libra on August 25, but then goes backwards and retraces its steps in Virgo. This messenger planet will be backtracking and bringing us lessons and connections that are like the final exam for the once every 28 year passage of Saturn in Virgo. We have a chance to review and correct what we have accomplished or neglected vis-à-vis mundane tasks and attention to detail. In politics it has taken us to a different stage of responsibility in healthcare and labor issues. When Mercury comes forward into Libra again (October 10) we will have a sneak preview of powerful challenges that Saturn will bring in mid-November and next summer when this same area of the zodiac is activated. It would be interesting to take notes about ideas, meetings, and information exchanges during September and October. It will come in handy later.

Use this retrograde period to clean up and bring to resolution any little undone details that have been sapping your energy. Clear the decks so that you can make quick efficient responses to new situations later this Fall. Arrange conversations you have been meaning to address, clear files and organize data, and complete tasks that you never got around to. You can make preparations, but save initiation of important new activities for later in October. I saw a squirrel resting on my patio as I wrote this article. Virgo energy is like a busy squirrel preparing for winter. We have been doing that for 2 years. Take some time in the retrograde to hang out, integrate what you have worked on, reflect on your accomplishments and acknowledge yourself..

Beginning Level Experiential Astrology Class will begin on Tuesday September 29, and run for 7 weeks. We will use music, movement, and role-play as an adjunct to lecture for learning the nature of the Signs, Planets and chart structure.  There will be some brief, fun reading assignments. We will study the charts of fellow class members and close people in your life. Call for details. 512-291-8299

Tuesday nights- September 29- November 10

7:15- 8:45 pm

$150

Location- My Southwest Austin home

Women’s Dream Circle Workshop- Saturday October 3   10 AM- 6 PM  $95   at my home in Southwest Austin

We will take a whole day to go deeply into dream- time. We will have individual sharing with feedback from the group, and also some experiential exercises for working with night dreams you have journaled.

I will help to integrate the messages from your psyche with your current Astrological influences. Each person’s wisdom is honored and power is fostered. All you need to bring is a record or memory of a few dreams. No experience with dream-work or astrology is necessary. Call 291-8299 for details

 

   

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