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Dear Friends,

I wish all of you a joyful season of love and gratitude. An astrology reading for someone you care about is a wonderful gift that is valuable for years. I have attractive gift certificates and I can deliver readings by long distance. I have found an additional chart reading method for finding antidotes to your challenges. I am very excited about it and know it will make my work even more inspiring and usable in your lives. Please look below to see my announcements of the dates for January classes.

With great love and respect,
Laura

YOU’D BETTER NOT POUT, I’M TELLING YOU WHY

Astrologically, The month of December is action packed. We are already feeling the final pass of mega-Aquarian energy that began last spring. It is the highly idealistic combination of Jupiter, the planet of optimism, wisdom and new horizons, with Chiron, the healing asteroid (on the 7th). Then Jupiter transits Neptune the planet of  spiritual inspiration, compassion and sometimes delusion (on the 21st). This passage marks an important new 13 year cycle that brings joy, expansion and a revolution in your life from collaboration and community. If it shakes up your life, it is teaching you to ask for love and assistance. Let’s all keep “scratching each other’s backs”! Competition is out! Cooperation is in!

On December 20 champion planet Mars- action, desire and assertiveness – goes retrograde. It will be retracking its steps in the sunny creative sign of Leo until March 10th. Since mid- October we have been in hot pursuit of external attainment.Traditionally, astrologers interpret Mars retrograde as a time of hesitancy, apathy, or frustration. You may have a little cloud over your head. Repressed anger during that time can do a number on your psyche.
 
Retrogrades are natural cycles and we can use them consciously. This one, Mars, only happens every 2 1/2 years. Regroup, rest,and contemplate the correct motives for your ambitions. If you have been grasping from the selfish ego, you may have to surrender and concede. We aren’t meant to be desperately swimming upstream as the culture tells us. Leo is the brilliance of actions taken from innocence and pure child-like (not childish!) desire. Treasure yourself during the retrograde and prepare for industrious fiery action after the planet moves forward in March. Bank your fires and kindle your internal Sun, the light in your heart.  Check back to things you initiated in the spring of 2006 and revise or repair those goals.

Leo is also associated with romance and sexuality. We will be examining this arena  whether we are actively involved or celibate. If you are seeking love, double up on your actions to tend to yourself. If you are in a partnership, be aware that unresolved angers from the past could be influencing you. Stay aware and use your tools to clear up your own side of the street and envision a new energy for both of you.. If you are in a loving relationship where the sexuality has died, take advantage of this time for heart to heart discussion and tender honoring. Love and creativity are important ways that grownups play. If the ways that you neglect play becomes obvious you can adjust your priorities or playmates this winter.

Il PostinoThere was retrograde activity with Mars in Leo in 1995. That year the Italian movie Il Postino, The Postman, was very popular. You may be feeling like the shy, awkward Postman Mario, who befriends the vibrant Leonine visiting poet, Pablo Neruda and enlists his help to woo the most gorgeous woman in the village. The power of poetry and love help Mario transform from insecurity to passion.

People are like stained glass windows.They sparkle and shine When the Sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

HE’S MAKING A LIST AND CHECKING IT TWICE
Mercury Retrograde  December 26- January 15

PicassoSimultaneous with part of the Mars retrograde, Mercury retraces its steps for 3 weeks. With both planets on the introverted side, daily progress and focus will be diffuse or difficult. Hibernate as much as possible! Meditation and gentle cleansing are favored. You can quietly address incomplete situations and clear and reorganize data. Speculation is not favored so postpone any junkets to Vegas. As always, back up your computer and maintain your car before December 20. Get out old photos and reminisce with your beloveds over Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, 12th Night, etc.

Pricing News
My mission has always been to inspire you and to validate the uniqueness and beauty of your path. I always aim to reflect you at your finest and to remind you to be true to yourself and to trust Spirit. An adjustment in the investment for my readings is going up on my website this week. If you are already a client or if you have been reading this newsletter for ages and have always meant to get a reading, I will serve you or someone you personally refer at the past rates until January 25th, 2010. The difference between the current rate and the new one is $30 for most readings.  2010 is a groundbreaking year for everyone and it is my pleasure to help you to navigate the choice points gracefully.

JANUARY CLASSES

Women’s Dream Circle Workshop
Saturday January 9  
10 AM- 6 PM 
$110  
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

Beginning Level Experiential Astrology Class

This 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

Sunday afternoons 
January 24- March 7
5:00- 7:00  pm
$175
Location- My Southwest Austin home

 

   

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