Watch 5 Planets Align this Month

AlignmentIf you cast your eye to the west and the setting sun this month, it is possible to see the alignment of five planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. Start your quest around dusk, as the various planets slip into view one by one.  Don’t get fooled though – one of those shining beacons is likely to be the bright star, Antares, so you might want to consult a chart. The view culminates on August 27th, when Jupiter and Venus, the most visible of the planets, align.

If you follow astrology, then you know this has been a wild spring, also with five planets coming in and out of retrograde since January. In this case, the cast of characters is slightly different, with Pluto subbing in for Venus in the retrograde show. It has been a strange time of turbulence and miscommunication, (just look at the political and global scene), best gotten through by taking the time for quiet and inner reflection. But take heart now, because August sees us coming out of retrograde and moving forward.

On Monday August 15th the Astrology and Wellness Lecture series with Lisa Karmen, at Tournesol in New York City, will explore the theme of renewal and sacrifice as the long period of internal reflective retrograde planetary energy begins to shift.


The Wisdom of Ayurveda

“Ayurveda” is Sanskrit for “Life-Knowledge,” and it is one of the oldest forms of ancient healing still in use today. While most Americans have heard of Ayurvedic medicine by now, few realize how many of our current herbal remedies come from the ancient Vedic texts. For example, the many benefits of eating yogurt, using turmeric and other spices were documented in India over 2000 years ago .

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Astrology/Wellness Lecture with Lisa Karmen, June 13

On Monday, June 13th the Astrology and Wellness lecture will explore the dynamics of the approaching Summer Solstice (June 20) and its impact on our physical and psychological well being. The Summer Solstice is the point in the year when the Sun is closest to the earth archetypally representing the triumph of light over dark. This year’s Summer Solstice occurs 12 hours after a Full Moon which is also a time when the night sky is bathed in light. Where there is the greatest light there is also the greatest shadow…

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Free Astrology & Wellness Lecture Series with Lisa Karmen

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On Monday, May 16th the Astrology and Wellness lecture will explore the concept that “thoughts are things” through the signs of Taurus and Gemini. Taurus represents the material world, our values and our physical bodies; Gemini represents the conscious mind, all forms of thought, communication and information. With Mercury, the planet of communication and the ruler of the sign Gemini, retrograde it is a great time for inner work…

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Wesak Full Moon Meditation with Master Stephen Co

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Join Master Stephen Co for a powerful four day celebration of this month’s full moon! As we read on www.pranichealing.com: The Wesak Full Moon Meditation is a very Sacred Event for your Soul and subtle bodies. Many may not realize the true importance of this event. It is a priceless opportunity that only comes once a year for your Soul to bathe in Blessings that our human minds have yet to comprehend.

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LOVE, LIGHT, & LUNACY – March 23, 2016 Lunar Eclipse

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Every month the Full Moon sheds light on that which is hidden in the unconscious providing the opportunity for new awareness, deeper self-knowledge and growth. Anecdotal observations from ER doctors attest to spikes of weird injuries and crimes of passion during and around Full Moons. In fact, the etymology of the word lunacy translates from the Old English monoseoc “lunatic” literally meaning “moon-sick” and originally referred to “insanity of an intermittent kind attributed to changes of the Moon”.1

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Understanding Chart Movement by Bill Herbst

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Professional astrologer, Bill Herbst writes a great introduction to understanding the complexities of astrology. ” When people begin to study astrology, their first efforts usually revolve around memorizing the meanings of the various symbolic elements – planets, signs, houses, and aspects. That’s fine so far as it goes, but learning all the separate pieces doesn’t prepare students to understand what a chart is and how it moves.”

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An Introduction to Astrology

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An Introduction to Astrology from www.astro.com Astrology sees mankind as being not only influenced by hereditary factors and the environment, but also by the state of our solar system at the moment of birth. The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance. These planetary forces take on different forms, depending on their zodiacal position and on the way they relate to one another.

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Glimmer by Lisa Karmen: What’s Happening in Astrology Right Now

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February 1st is the Festival of Candelmas in the Celtic Calendar. The Ancient Celts charted the progress of the Sun’s annual journey through the sky with eight celebrations throughout the year. And while one’s individual experience may not exactly coincide with the path of the Sun, we are all still affected by its annual movement. By understanding the inherent psychological meaning signified by the path of the Sun, we can align our development with this archetypal energy to nurture our consciousness as well as find solace in these evolutionary times.

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Happy equinox: welcome to autumn!

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www.earthsky.org reports: The super Harvest Moon and Mid-Autumn Festival of September 8-9 are early in 2014, but September equinox isn’t until September 23 at 2:29 UTC. Although the equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, the clock times vary by time zone. In the U.S. this equinox comes on September 22 at 10:29 p.m. EDT, 9:29 p.m. CDT, 8:29 p.m. MDT or 7:29 p.m. PDT. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is rising later now, and nightfall comes sooner. This is our autumn equinox, when the days are getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere. At this equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length.

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