What A Wonderful Christmas

Are we in recession?

Is there a depression in your world?

Despite these things, if you had food, family and friends, you should have had a great Christmas.

We did.

Even though family is far, far away, the wonders of technology brings us close. This year with the new google video chat, we visited with family all over the world. How wonder - full is that?

This Season warms my heart. It reminds us of all we should be grateful for.

Though we have no children, or grandchildren to share it with, we do have our pack, so here are a few pictures of our two youngest dogs - both Labradoodles - enjoying their presents.

Cosette rips open her present

Cosette opens another present, while Joe reads, and Pumpkin looks out the window

I think even the Grinch would have to smile seeing these precious beings enjoying this totally foreign ritual we do each year.

Bubba checks out Cosette's present

We are so fortunate to have many forms of life on this planet. Each contributes - as the Native Americans call it - medicine.

Each carries their own medicine, and we humans are fortunate to interface with them, and gain from it.

There is an old saying in the "Red Way", that when a creature crosses your path, you are being blessed with their medicine. So you may want to consider this as you travel through life.

The dog of course contributes love, loyalty, awareness, and protection.

Birds will bring all manner of messages, some warnings, some love. Consider the crow, and the blue bird, and you will figure this out.

Wolves will precede a learning experience, because they are the teachers.

Foxes warn you their is a trickster around you.

Bears tell you to slow down, consider your decision. Sleep on it before taking action.

What a delight to engage with nature, to remember we are part of this magnificent cycle of creation, from the stars to the seas, from the mountains to the rivers. All life breaths the same air, and shares Gaia.

I wish for you the wonder of the cycles, from youth to crone, may you become aware of the medicine around you.

May the wisdom of Creation expand your love of life.

And, may you find peace in the warmth of introspective winter.

Blessings to you and all life forms in your world.

Bubba rips open a present

Bubba with his new toy. Happiness is a soft, squeaky, furry, toy.


Almost Christmas

Bubba, Cosette & Gump are waiting patiently for Santa

Hi Everyone

It's nearly Christmas and I have been so busy for so long, I have not had time to come visit.

I have set up a web cam, and am now on oovoo and skype, and about to get a whole podcasting set as one of my Christmas presents, so I'm looking forward to speaking with you in 2009.

Revving up for a great New Year, with plans to be in Phoenix inauguration week, January 19th through 26th.

I will be giving a talk at the NEW A.R.E. Integrative Medical & Wellness Center located at 3337 N Miller Rd, Suite 102, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I will be speaking on Friday afternoon, on a variety of Astrological, Metaphysical, and EFT techniques for understanding the foundation of individual health issues, and how to activate your personal health resources.

If you would like to attend, bookmark this page, or call the center at 602-955-0551 for their schedule.

I have been mulling over a number of topics I want to connect about, from the new presidency, and what it means to be the 44th president, to "The New Tribe/"

Also keep a watch for updates on new radio shows.

Since last I visited, I have done four more radio shows, and will be visiting with Allie Cheslick and Andy Brewer on Tuesday evening, on the Eve of Christmas Eve.

Allie's show is scheduled from: 5:30 - 9:30 Pacific Time,
Then on Andy's show, I will begin to read my Christmas Yuletide Story sometime between 8 pm and 10 pm Pacific Time.

Here are the links:
Allie's Show - Wings of Love:


Andy's Show - The Rock n Roll Psychic

: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rocknrollpsychic/2008/12/24/The-Rock-n-Roll-Psychic-Santa-Rocking-Stocking-Stuffer-Christmas-Eve-Eve-Spectacular

Bring all your questions..I am looking forward to speaking with everyone...



Thank You For Voting - Entering The Age of Aquarius

It has been a long, long election process. And I am grateful to everyone who participated in this ground-breaking event.

When I started writing this post, it was yesterday, as usual I was interrupted, and did not arrive back to this page till 12:44 am Pacific Time, long after the people left Grant Park in Chicago.

I am sure that anyone who has been following this blog realizes how glad I am that America chose Barack Obama to lead our nation.

Here's how I feel about it...

Now finally after 45 years of having to witness the vision Spirit gave me as a child, you know the one I shared with you in the past, where two people were sleeping under the American flag and one thread was raveling, and each time I was shown this vision over the years, there was more thread, less flag, and still the people slept, well now I know they are awake!

America is awake!

I am free of the horror of witnessing that vision!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And I know that God (Creator, Allah, Yawah, whatever name you wish to give the greatest power of the universe) does bless America!

Welcome to the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. The age that requires cooperation, conversation, healing, and inventive, revolutionary approaches to life.

Thank you Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Grandma "Toot" who I know is so proud and watching from another level of consciousness, Oprah Winfrey, Malia, and Sasha, and everyone who has supported, inspired, or influenced this wonderful soul. I am so grateful to turn the page of revolution away from bloodshed to a revolution of consciousness.

As spiritual law has it, "Energy shall never be expended till the exact moment of necessity."

The last time I witnessed the vision there was only one star left on the bed, the room was filled with thread and the people still slept, that was in January 1994, 14 years ago! I had no idea a star could last fourteen years. I am so grateful.

Blessings to everyone. Thank you, good night.


What Can The 44th President Expect?

80,000 Iraq & Afghanistan Casualties
350,000 Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans
VA Shredder Scandal
Bush Pardons

Still thinking the Bush Doctrine is a good thing? Look on this page to the right, and you will see the bill we are paying.

What you don't see is the cost of care for casualties and veterans.

Sarah Palin, when asked, did not know what the Bush Doctrine is. It is the right to premptive strike against a nation who has not attacked or declared war against us. Yes, it is going to war because we 'think' they may attack.

Acting out of fear in the realm of metaphysics is called - reacting.

It is the unfortunate result of living in the future or the past, and not living in the present. When we live in the present moment, we take steps to achieve positive outcomes.

When we live in fear of the future, we react to situations that have not yet happened. This leads to creating things that are not there - like WMDs.

In your own life, you can cite times when you reacted to situations that were unclear, and which due to your own inability to reach out, to say I do not understand, to ask for clarity, to communicate with wisdom, you reacted, and in the end became disappointed or hurt.

The Bush Doctrine is directly opposite wisdom.

Below is a note I received this morning. It is from Veterans For Common Sense, and it details some of the results of this Iraqi Premptive Strike, the shock and awe of American power taken without the voice of the people.

It also asked you what you think will happen after this election and a new president is declared. I am posting a poll so you can answer the questions that Paul Sullivan of Veterans for Common Sense asks.

Veterans for Common Sense Makes Three Predictions for November 5

What do you think might happen after the elections, no matter who is elected President? VCS offers three sobering predictions.

Prediction Number One. One Million New Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran Patients May Flood into VA.

So far, we know President George W. Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive unilateral war caused 80,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war battlefield casualties. The Administration's failure to plan for the wars' long-term consequences led to 350,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals - with many waiting months for assistance.

Based on 2006-2007 VA data, Harvard University Professor Linda Bilmes and Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz estimated a total of 700,000 patients may flood into VA hospitals and clinics, costing taxpayers $700 billion over the next 40 years.

VCS increases their conservative estimate: one million Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans may seek VA assistant based on four new factors. First, the number of service members rose from 1.6 million to 1.8 million, and the number is expected to rise to 2 million, meaning more veterans will be eligible for VA services. Second, our economy is in a deep recession, pushing even more veterans into VA. Third, multiple deployments are taking a significantly higher toll on our overstretched military. More than one-third (630,000) of our troops went to war twice or more, increasing their risk of developing a combat-related mental health condition by 50 percent, according to an Army study. And, fourth, the military and VA are conducting more PTSD and TBI screenings, which are likely to identify even more patients who will need VA care.

Prediction Number Two: The Growing VA Shredder Scandal May Lead to House Cleaning at the Veterans Benefits Administration.

The outstanding reporting by Larry Scott at VA WatchDog and William R. Levesque at the St. Petersburg Times reveals that up to two-thirds of VA's claims processing offices may have shredded critical documents.

Since the fiasco and scandal is so widespread, many fingers are pointing to top political appointees and executives at the Veterans Benefits Administration. Are their days numbered? Will the next President clean house and restore VA's reputation?

Prediction Number Three: President Bush May Issue Hundreds, Possibly Thousands, of Pardons.

The period between November 5 and January 19 will be known as the "Lame Duck" period for President Bush. VCS predicts President Bush may issue hundreds of high-profile criminal pardons before leaving office. High on the list will be Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, and many others. These individuals were involved in ordering or concealing the illegal torture of humans on American soil, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

Others were involved in illegal domestic spying and who knows what else that will be uncovered after January 20, 2009.

Our most surprising post-election prediction? Given the large number of President Bush's disastrous decisions, many of them overturned by Congress and the Supreme Court, President Bush may issue a full and unconditional pardon to himself. Remember, President Gerald Ford issued a full and unconditional pardon to President Richard Nixon.

VCS asks you - What do you think? How many Iraq and Afghanistan veteran patients will flood into VA? Will VA be prepared? Will the next President clean house and reform VA? How many pardons will President Bush issue? And will he pardon himself?

VCS remains on the front lines documenting, tracking, and publicizing problems facing our troops, veterans, national security, and civil liberties. We urgently need your help to keep up our efforts to make sure our veterans get assistance and to make sure those who ordered torture are held accountable. If you would like to make a donation to VCS, please click here It is tax deductible.

I personally am absolutely certain that the president will make all the pardons noted including himself.

I also believe this should not be allowed and the Congress should change this law.

No president should ever be allowed to use his privilege of pardon to pardon members of his administration, himself or members of a former administration unless there is conclusive evidence that the person has been wrongfully indicted.

Where is this law? And why do we allow these people to rape our nation and then give them the power to be above the law. This is pathetic and if I were in the Congress I would push for a change in this right now before these actions take place.

Well I know you are thinking, so write your comments, and vote on November 4th or sooner, and vote in the poll too.

Best always,


When Will Americans Wake Up? They need more than coffee!

I continue to be appalled by the lies that are spewed by those who covet power. It was so in the days of the Neanderthal - so how far have we come?

Worse than that is the people who listen and believe those lies.

In this cyber age, we have the resources to examine in great detail all manner of information. We have the ability to build our own trail to connect the dots. So why do Americans listen to this rabble and not check the facts?

We are, without a doubt, at one of the most dangerous precipices. The mundane (ingress) charts of America are running in tandem with the mundane charts of France as it mounted the French Revolution. That was certainly one of the bloodiest civil wars in history.

Yet, the people of this country continue to fall for lies. Is the consciousness so low for many parts of this country that they cannot make the transition?

This election, like every election I have ever witnessed in this life or any other, offers no complete solution through a candidate. This is because no candidate can be all things to all people. They have the priorities that their lives have led them to address, they have the issues they must uphold that others push them to address in order to make a mark of leadership.
And then they have the issue of diplomacy where they will have to either leave it alone, or convert, because there are powerful factions in the nation calling for something to change or stay the same.

This is an enormous challenge. To simply define their direction should be their most important message. So why do they resort to disgusting, distractions, which create fear and cause people to vote for them for all the wrong reasons?

Today I heard one of the tapes that Senator McCain is auto-dialing across America and I was stunned with disgust.

This tape alluded to the connection between Ayers and Obama. A connection tenuous at best, that people will respond to because they have not done their homework to examine who Obama is, what he stands for, or how he has conducted his life to this point.

Here is a comment left on the Washington Post's fact checker site, regarding the Obama - Ayers connection:
Six degrees of separation type connection. I have done community work locally with individuals I barely knew and found out later that they had previous criminal records. Now if I run for office will I be guilty by association? With this kind of logic serving diner at a soup kitchen can be politically damning act.
So clearly written.

I have worked with many people in my life. Some even lived in my neighborhood. I considered each as soul in the presence they exposed to me. Good people. I did not investigate their backgrounds before I worked with them. I did not ask if they had committed a felony or been arrested.

Why would I do this? People of faith, are taught to let God lead. They hold in their hearts all the love they pour into their world, and until someone shows them otherwise, they trust.

I am ashamed for McCain in his method of
inciting fear and hatred against Obama, a man who innocently worked for an Anti-Poverty Group for the benefit of his community, and a result of this interaction is being called a pal to terrorists.

I pray Americans will take the time to see the truth.

I am elated that Colin Powell, a long- time friend of McCain, stepped forward yesterday to support Obama. Here is a voice of reason stating many of the things I have said.

Here are few quotes from the General's talk with Mr. Brokaw on Meet The Press:
"In the case of Mr. McCain, I found that he was a little unsure as to deal with the economic problems that we were having and almost every day there was a different approach to the problem. And that concerned me, sensing that he didn’t have a complete grasp of the economic problems that we had. And I was also concerned at the selection of Governor Palin. She’s a very distinguished woman, and she’s to be admired; but at the same time, now that we have had a chance to watch her for some seven weeks, I don’t believe she’s ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president. And so that raised some question in my mind as to the judgment that Senator McCain made."
"I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian."
But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no, that’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, “He’s a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists.” This is not the way we should be doing it in America. ...."

"I feel strongly about this particular point because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay was of a mother in Arlington Cemetery, and she had her head on the headstone of her son’s grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone. And it gave his awards–Purple Heart, Bronze Star–showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death. He was 20 years old. And then, at the very top of the headstone, it didn’t have a Christian cross, it didn’t have the Star of David, it had crescent and a star of the Islamic faith. And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, and he was an American. He was born in New Jersey. He was 14 years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he can go serve his country, and he gave his life. Now, we have got to stop polarizing ourself in this way. And John McCain is as nondiscriminatory as anyone I know. But I’m troubled about the fact that, within the party, we have these kinds of expressions."

You can see the whole transcript at:


I am in total agreement with Colin Powell, and I personally cannot consider McCain for the presidency for these and many other reasons, and I want to share with you some of them.

His voting record toward Vets is appalling. Yet he has the audacity to say he supports our troops, and wants to continue this war for as long as it takes, even a hundred year, till we win it.

Here are some of McCain's erratic statements regarding the war in Iraq

  • "Because I know that as successful as I believe we will be, and I believe that the success will be fairly easy, we will still lose some American young men or women." (source)

  • "We're not going to get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad. We may have to take out buildings, but we're not going to have a bloodletting of trading American bodies for Iraqi bodies." (source)

  • "But the point is that, one, we will win this conflict. We will win it easily." (source)

  • "But I believe, Katie, that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators." (source)

  • "It's clear that the end is very much in sight." (source)

  • "I meant that there are neighborhoods that are safe in Iraq, and he does go out into Baghdad, and the fact is there has been significant progress..." (source)

  • McCain's escort through Shorja was 100+ soldiers, sniper teams, 10 armored humvees, 3 blackhawk helicopters, 2 apache gunships, predator drone coverage; McCain was wearing a bulletproof vest and allowed to take off his helmet only when authorized. (source)

  • When asked if he had an idea of when troops would be coming home, said "No, but that's not too important. What's important is the casualties in Iraq. (source)


  • Voted against extending troop deployment times in the USA to match deployment times in Iraq. (source)

  • Voted against repealing a capital gains tax cut which would have funded soldiers. (source)

  • Voted consistently from 2003-2007 against additional funding for Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (source 1, source 2, source 3)

  • Voted to table a bill that would have provided funding and equipment for Guard and Reserve units. (source)

  • Voted against additional funding for the mental health care of troops. (source)

  • Actively opposed the GI Bill that would increase education benefits to soldiers; was one of three senators who didn't vote on it; one was in the hospital and one was at a funeral; he was campaigning. (source)

  • "I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated." Denied saying this in a primary debate. (source)

  • "The issues of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should." (source)

  • Added Arthur Laffer and Phil Gramm to his campaign economics staff. (source 1, source 2)

  • "I don't have the kind of expertise to know exactly whether he has cut interest rates sufficiently or not." (source)

  • Debate question, are Americans better off than they were 8 years ago: "I think you could argue that Americans overall are better off, because we have had a pretty good prosperous time, with low unemployment and low inflation and a lot of good things have happened. A lot of jobs have been created." (source)

  • Wants to cut capital gains taxes. (source)

  • Has 118 lobbyists working for his campaign. (source )

  • Phil Gramm is McCain's man on economic issues. Gramm is one of the most loathesome of the former Republican officeholders advising McCain. He's on the board of Swiss bank UBS and was registered as a UBS lobbyist until April 18th of this year.

    His wife Wendy was on the board of Enron when Enron imploded, stealing millions of tax dollars from California taxpayers. And Phil Gramm pushed legislation that helped Enron steal their money. The Gramms are ... rich from all the corporate money they've been pulling down.

    As Senate Banking Chairman in the 1990s, Phil Gramm authored the bill that repealed the Depression-era mortgage regulations, and allowed basically any kind of corporation to give loans, without regulation, which lead directly to the mortgage crisis. Then he quickly left the Senate and went to Swiss banking giant UBS.

  • Phil Gramm is McCain's chief economic advisor, even though Gramm opposed cracking down on tax havens, like those used by bin Laden, shortly after the 9/11 attacks. (source )

  • Phil Gramm is one of the key lobbyists who fought to deregulate the mortgage market. (source)

  • And, Phil Gramm and Enron were joined at the hip! (source)(source)(source)

I will leave it here for now, but I will be back later in the week to continue, because the reasons I will not vote for McCain are extensive, and it is important that we know the facts before we vote. I pray you will examine them. Ask yourself what is really important to you -
  • Is it your income?
  • Your home?
  • The war?
  • The solvency of our banking system?
  • The increasing number of homeless people?
  • The need for care of our Veterans?
  • Our national image?
  • Our environment?
  • Our failing infrastructure?
  • The issue of torture?

    I will leave you with this last youtube video. But I must warn you, Palin's true brutality is witnessed here, and you may not have the stomach to watch it.

    But this, along with library censorship and witch hunting, is why I could not ever vote for her.


Sarah Palin - Debater or Debutant? Aquarians Win 20% of US Presidential Elections

I know some of you like Palin - she is gutsy, challenging, courageous, interesting, quirky, unique, inventive, and in control.

She has qualities that many women admire, and attributes that many men desire.

A breath of fresh air many have said, and others consider it a terrific heat wave from the great northern ice queen.

Sarah Palin is an Aquarius by birth, and in many ways by aspect. She charges the chart of the United States by directly activating the U.S. Moon, and thus the people of the nation. She activates them emotionally, exciting them. She activates their curiosity and also makes them feel at home with her as their personal leader.

While Barack O'Bama's Leo Sun also activates the U.S. moon through a wide orb opposition, his Uranus electrifies the people dealing a close opposition while linking his South Node directly to the U.S. Moon. These indicate strong ties this man has to this country.

Barack O'Bama is someone who has been part of this nation in its founding time. His south node speaks of karmic ties to the people, and his North Node (one's karmic, or soul mission) is conjunct his Uranus, and they both closely conjoin the Midheaven of the United States chart. The significance of this cannot be understated. It tells of someone who returns from a mothering or founding time in the nation to bring forth a revolution, to clear out the emotional issues that block the dreams upon which the nation was founded. And to re-establish the international image that was the original revolution's dream.

America was born under an Aquarian moon, and you can see this influence throughout our society. We love the unique, unusual, inventive, and strange. Halloween is a favored holiday, as is April Fool's day. We celebrate ghouls and fools, tricks and pranks.

We are a nation that desires a genius, and we admire someone who stands out beyond the 'norm', someone who will speak their mind, carry their soapbox, and have defined values. Sarah Palin exemplifies what America desires through our Aquarian moon. While Obama electrifies, revolutionizes, and directs our Aquarian desires.

Here is a look at the five Aquarian Presidents:

8th President: William Harrison (whig) - died in office of natural causes
17th President: Abraham Lincoln (republican) - Assassinated
24th President: William McKinley (republican) - Assassinated
31st President: Franklin D. Roosevelt (democrat) - died in office of natural causes
35th President: Ronald Reagan (republican) - Suffered an attempted assassination

11 of the 55 times America has held a presidential election, we have elected Aquarians.

That is a whooping 20% of the time!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only president ever elected four times.

In our history:
4 presidents have been assassinated. 2 were Aquarians.
4 presidents have died in office of natural causes. 2 were Aquarians.
4 presidents suffered assassination attempts. 1 was an Aquarian.

What does all this tell you?

It says we as a nation resonate to Aquarian leadership.

On a personal level, when someone's sun conjoins your moon, you feel an immediate attraction, you feel they are leaders, their ego is appealing, and you instinctively want to nurture them.

As a nation, the people of the country also relate.

Each of the presidents listed above either had a sun conjoining the U.S. Moon, or their Mercury conjoined the Moon, and they also had a wide orb or mid-point activation from their Sun and Venus.

Sarah Palin has Sun, Mars and Saturn activating our Moon. Will she create enough resonance to make America vote McCain?

This astrologer says unlikely.

I believe the Mars and Saturn issues will create enough of a reverse reaction that she will slide out of the race, and eventually out of view.

The fact that Palin's Saturn and Mars are on our Moon, at a time when the nation is at war, needs more structure, more discipline, and renewed energy; it is possible she will make us aware of these needs. But will we embrace her for it? Or will we learn because of her?

As an astrologer, I have looked at all forms of competitions seeking the winner. I have proven you cannot identify a winner in all races, and it is astrologically impossible to identify a winner in team sports. But about 70 to 80 percent of the time, you can use astrology to find the winner, if only a few individuals compete.

I have successfully proven that astrology cannot identify clear winners all the time, but it will identify a dead heat. If there is no dead heat, it can identify the winner.

Before Sarah Palin entered this race, there was no dead heat. Obama would be the clear victor. None of the other candidate's charts could activate America as strongly. But when Palin's chart entered the race, a competition began.

This highly-opinionated, odd and unusual beauty queen from far off Alaska has a planetary magnetic resonance that can wield the attention of this nation.

Ask me how I feel about that. Not so good.

After the Vice Presidential debate, this is what I came away with. I am quoting a comment I made on Buenos Burritos blog:

Sarah Palin, a Terrifying Choice - that's what I need to write on my car bumper.

I watched the debate and thought each time they flipped back between Biden and Palin, Joe (my husband) must have been switching channels from the VP debate to some beauty pageant contestant.

She had all the depth of a Miss America contestant, all the glam and all the wink. She sparkled, sassed, slighted, slid, slipped up and satisfied herself, giving only satisfaction to the small single minded conservative base that stirs around her.

The rest of us pray we will wake from this strange nightmare where a hockey mom, with a custom made Austrian rifle winks at us, while repeating the word maverick ten times. Then the camera pans back and we see she is seated behind the desk in the oval office. She turns to a man in the doorway saying; "First dude, give me a kiss."

In the background music plays, and Judi Collins sings - "That's right it's come to this. It's come to this. And wasn't it a long way down? And wasn't it a strange way down?"


Lunation Astrology for October 2008 or How the Moon Effects You!

October 2008
Insight From Stellar Influences
by Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3
(Times specified are Pacific Time)

When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Oct. 2 after 3:47 p.m.; Oct. 3 before 8:14 a.m.; Oct. 5 after 6:08 p.m.; Oct. 7 after 12:37 p.m.; Oct. 8 before 9:03 a.m.; Oct. 10 from 4:13 p.m. to 6:31 p.m.; Oct. 21 before 7:35 a.m.; Oct. 23 from 10:53 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.; Oct. 25 after 6:02 p.m.; and Oct. 30 before 3:41 p.m.


Waning Periods: Oct. 15-28 begin with the full moon. It is a time of completion. In candle magic, it is know as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Oct. 1-14 and 29-Nov. 12 begin with the new moon. It is a time of new beginnings. In candle magic it know as the time of gathering.
NEW MOON: Oct. 28 @ 4:14 p.m. in Scorpio. This waxing period focuses on meshing resources with another in new ways, this includes mortgages, taxes, inheritances, and intimate relationships. It is also a time when new secrets are established.
FULL MOON: Oct. 14 @1:02 p.m. in Aries. This waning period focuses on completing issues concerning: appearance, self image, competition, and personal ego.

How to Use This Column:
As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time. Test: is the issue or experience which will test your focus. Key: is a little gemstone which can help you pass the test if you will use it. Action: Is the outcome of what you do at this time.

Aries: 1-14: Focus: Relationship. Test: How selfish are you? Key: Review your shortcomings before judging others. Action: You're emotionally torn between the desire for a partner and the need to be alone. 15-28: Focus: Competitive project Test: Enjoy winning without gloating. Key: Today you may win but tomorrow, you may not. Honor those who lose so that you may win. Action: You have tremendous energy now and will win in aggressive sports you love.

Taurus: 1-14: Focus: Relationship stress. Test: Defiance. Key: When you speak from your heart as you wish others would do, you touch the soul. Action: A new relationship reaches a stress point and calls for renegotiation. 15-28: Focus: Pushed to complete things. Test: Avoid stubborn comments and glaring. Key: Centering with deep breathing brings peace in chaos. Action: You feel pressured to complete a project and are frustrated by aggressive people.

Gemini: 1-14: Focus: Creativity. Test: Control. Key: When we listen wholeheartedly, we encourage our partner to express themselves. Action: Opportunities open for socializing and expressing your creative side. Communication brings a new partner. 15-28: Focus: Competition. Test: Burnout. Key: Take what you need as you rush out to compete. Enjoy! Action: It's fun, completing a project with competitive chatter. You may win love.

Cancer: 1-14: Focus: People. Test: Be fair not dominant. Key: Peace and harmony arrive when issues of who's the boss leave. Action: Your ideas of dignity and respect challenge an important relationship. 15-28: Focus: Aggressive people. Test: An open mind. Key: To see clearly, let go of your opinions. Action: You're threatened by a superior's 'get things done' attitude. Listen or you'll lose in a confrontation.

Leo: 1-14: Focus: Diplomacy. Test: Listen. Key: What we admire in another is a reflection of the best in ourselves. Action: You ease into a new partnership and discover ego-less diplomacy. 15-28: Focus: Fun, energy, sports. Test: Share the credit. Key: The lion needs not boast for everyone knows he is king. Action: Opportunities abound to compete and be noticed. Fulfilling passion or winning a competition is strongly indicated.

Virgo: 1-14: Focus: Irritating relationship. Test: Be fair! Key: Wisdom listens to all the facts. Righteousness only hears itself. Action: You're irritated until you give your partner the opportunity to present the new facts. 15-28: Focus: Who am I? Test: Self-criticism. Key: Only the one who does the work knows what it takes to do it. Action: You're stressed because people around you have no idea what it takes to complete the work you do.

Libra: 16-31: Focus: Talk. Test: Be your authentic self. Key: You are still in control of your life when you consciously choose to compromise. Action: You're more magnetic now and feel the need to share. A new way of relating begins. 15-28: Focus: Us. Test: Peace. Key: Blending passion and peace achieves wisdom. Action: You must choose between peace in a personal relationship or fulfilling something you're passionate about.

Scorpio: 1-14:
Focus: Gossip. Test: Emotional drama. Key: Words can mislead, but actions speak volumes. Action: You're annoyed and frustrated by the newest gossip. It really is a gift for you to see the choices you make. 15-28: Focus: Reevaluating yourself. Test: Manipulation. Key: Knowing what another feels is a gift to help others, not to gratify oneself. Action: Power struggles cause you to take another look at who your perceptions.

Sagittarius: 1-14: Focus: New relationship. Test: Enjoy your feelings. Key: Great work can be done better by two than by one. Action: A new relationship develops when a social conversation expands and you recognize your need for love. 15-28: Focus: Enjoyment. Test: Time to consider. Key: Success requires risks, but must be tempered with logic. Action: You're filled with energy and can win in any passionate competition.

Capricorn: 1-14:
Focus: Love and rules. Test: Criticism. Key: True love honors one's nature and requires no standards be met. Action: Relationship challenges call for a mediator. Will your stubborn control attitude refuse to listen? 15-28: Focus: Arrogance. Test: Know your strengths. Key: To hope an issue will resolve itself, just allows it to fester. Action: You're challenged to address who is in control. Will you choose confrontation or discipline?

Aquarius: 1-14:
Focus: Networking. Test: Recognize the gift. Key: The attitude you choose creates the balance between business and pleasure. Action: You have an opportunity for business and love at a new social function. 15-28: Focus: Debates. Test: Honor your opponent. Key: Beating a dead horse devalues your point and bores the audience. Action: You fulfill a desire to show off your opinions. Your mental speed gets you what you really want.

Pisces: 1-14: Focus: Being Fair Test: Walk your talk. Key: Words can only be defended when done in a timely fashion. Action: New issues of fairness cause stress in a close relationship. Re-examine your words and actions. 15-28: Focus: Annoying egos. Test: Stand up for yourself. Key: At the next moment of silent anger, emulate a spiritual being. Action: Aggressive people push you to complete something. Silence hurts you, speak up.

Seventh Sign of Zodiac • Masculine •
Cardinal Air Sign • Ruler: Venus •
Color: Pastel Blue • Gemstone: Fire Opal •
Flowers: Hydrangea, Bluebell • Herbs: Mint
Cell Salt: Nat Phos • Rules: Kidneys & Lower Back •
Key Phase: "I Relate and Balance!" •
Most Compatible Signs: Aquarius & Gemini

Libra, you're the creators of beauty, the counselors, diplomats and balancers of the zodiac. You have strong desire to be fair and just. You strive to keep an appearance of harmony. In your effort to keep the peace, you often lose track of what is really important. Keeping up with the Jones' can cause a lose of family respect.

Your sweet exterior hides a domineering personality. You seldom express your anger and are prone to ulcers, gall stones and kidney stones. You enjoy games, puzzles and plays; frequently spending your money on social fun, art and items that beautiful your body.

You're aristocratic, charismatic, easy going, talkative, refined, soft spoken and tactful. When in a negative mode, you tend to be vain, lazy, indecisive, frivolous, a gossiper, needy, thoughtless, extravagant, insincere, self-indulgent and gullible.
You love to network, talk and socialize in elegant environments. You have an affinity for luxury and the finer things in life.

You can excel as an artist, model, actor, interior decorator, counselor, hairstylist, florist, clothing designer, furrier, cosmetician, talk show host, beautician, manicurist, art dealer, salesman of jewelry and luxury items, marriage counselor, court reporter, diplomat, society events organizer, matchmaker, legal aid, court reporter, energy balancer, romance novelist, playwright and wedding planner.

Famous Libras include:
Julie Andrews, Chester Alan Arthur, Brigitte Bardot, Sarah Bernhardt, Truman Capote, Johnny Carson, Miguel De Cervantes, Montgomery Clift, Rutherford B. Hayes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Greta Garbo, George Gershwin, Helen Hayes, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Deborah Kerr, John Lennon, Franz Liszt, Melina Mercouri, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eugene O'Neill, Pope Paul VI, Eleanor Roosevelt, Giuseppe Verdi, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Kennedy, Aldo Ray, William Faulkner, Dmitri Shostakovich, Tacy Marks, Andrew Clay, Truman Capote, Roger Williams, Damon Runyon, John Mellencamp, David Carradine, Juan Peron, Adlai Stevenson, William J. Perry, Aleister Crowley, Lenny Bruce, E.E. Cummings, P.G. Wodehouse, Vince Van Patten, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sylvia Browne, and Jim Palmer.

Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3 is a professional, published astrologer, metaphysical minister and award winning author. She teaches astrology and does personal consultations by phone (taped session $133 per hour) Call: 541-863-6631 or visit AstrologyandMore.com or TalesofTamoor.com


Vegetarians Don't Vote For Sarah Palin

I received a comment this morning that called for a great bumpersticker:

Vegetarians don't vote for Sarah Palin

My response:

I am so with you!

Palin's record shows she has a barbaric state of consciousness.

How someone can call themself Christian when they torture and kill innocents - and revel in it - denotes a level of consciousness that Christ attempted to raise people from.

Christ was a nice person and a master of love. He would never agree to torture another human, no less one of God's divine innocent creatures.

We are at a turning point in our history. If the U.S population elects Palin, they have made two clear statements.

One - Racisim is alive and well in this country.
Two - They have no idea who Christ was, and have just bound church and state - the very thing this nation was born to untie.

Sarah Palin's agenda is wrapped up in her religious beliefs. She is no friend to Divine Beings because she does not recognize them. This is a lack of consciousness and thus may take lifetimes to develop. To choose such a person to lead a nation is indicative of the people resonating to this level of consciousness.

We as a nation are far more polarized in consciousness than in parties. It is this that must be addressed.

Many years ago, I lived in the South. I had not been there very long before I had a conversation with a highly educated government official. To this day that short conversation still chills me.

I stood on a street corner speaking amicably to a man I thought must be intelligent and conscious (this of course is a frequent mistake everyone makes - thinking whomever they are with has a similar level of consciousness or awareness.)

Being new there, I said to him, "I have a question." He nodded for me to continue. I pointed down the street to my left, to a church. I said, "There is a Baptist church on this block. Then I turned to my right and pointed to another building, saying, "And there is a Baptist Church down there. Why is it that only black people go to that one, and only white people go to this one?"

The man leaned in, and said in a whisper: "Well you know, they have no soul."

I stared at this man. I could not find words to say. I was completely outside of understanding. His Christianity had no connection whatsoever to Christ.

I realized in that moment the low level of consciousness regarding life forms that this man carried. And that that must be the same for many in the South.

Now as we witness this election with Sarah Palin, perhaps, and I cringe saying this, perhaps this is the same level of consciousness carried by most of the people in this country.

I cannot reach through to that level. I knew in that moment so many years ago, that nothing I could say could help anyone at that level see the divinity in all life.

It is breaking through this wall of ancient consciousness that we as a nation are up against in this election.

Anyone who has reached a state of consciousness that identifies the Creator's creations as divine - cannot access the lower levels of consciousness that are still barbaric.

So we must be grateful that we can see, and that we have compassion for life.

We must ask Spirit to pour light on those who do not. Ask each day, that their awareness of creation will grow, and their hearts will open.

We need to pour love into the world. And I know this is so very difficult when we are angry, or trembling with fear of what might be. But that is the job of the conscious ones. To lift others through love.

And for all those who call themselves 'Christian' I wish each to reflect on what Christ would do. Emulate this master of love. Doing so, raises consciousness.

It is through blessing all life that love, and consciousness grow. And in time hearts will open to compassion instead of power, dominance and hate.


Did You Say You Want Censorship, Sarah Palin?

Many years ago, in the early 80's I moved to the town of Wilson, NC. As a teacher of metaphysics and an advocate of free speech, I went to the local library to see what books were available on metaphysics. What I found did not shock me - there was not a single book on metaphysics in the entire library. Nothing to give an inquisitive mind anything to chew on, or to raise questions about the universe. Nothing to offer any viewpoints outside of the bible.

I went home and picked out about eight books with various perceptions about the bodies of man, and the universes, mansions or planes of existence other than the physical realm. I took these books to the local librarian, wishing to donate them.

The librarian looked at the books and then at me, and then said essentially; "We do not take books like these."

To say I was horrified would be an understatement - but being a metaphysician, I did not allow that to cause me discomfort. I took the books home and that night I shifted my consciousness to a higher level where I entered the library and asked to speak with the librarian. An angel stood beside me. As the librarian stood before me, I read her the Bill of Rights. I explained to her how important it is for libraries to be centers of freedom of speech, places where all opinions can be heard. I expounded that to censor books is to cut off the rights of Americans to know, and to destroy the purpose of these centers of knowledge.

When I had finished, she said nothing but I felt her awareness had shifted.

The next day, I went back to the library with the same books for donation. I walked up to the same librarian and offered the same books. I made no reference to the day before. The librarian looked at the books, took them and said thank you.

I am sharing this to open your mind to other ways to work with people, and also to help you realize how very important a free, open library system is to me.

Libraries must be free states of consciousness. Places where minds can find similar, as well as, opposing views. We cannot grow in knowledge if we do not think through opposing views.

To remove the opposition is to kill the ability to expand consciousness. One does not have to follow opposing thought but should always consider it. To blindly follow is no better than assuming one is right. And I need not go into where assuming will take you.

So to Sarah Palin - possible Vice President - and thus possible President of the most powerful democratic country in the free world, I want you to think deeply about who this woman is and what she wants for America. Her actions since she became mayor of Wasilla in 1996 speak volumes. Forget her "Come and test me attitude!" And look at the facts.

Here is a link to a site titled Librarians Against Palin. On it you will find a clip from an ABC investigation into Sarah Palin's attempt to censor her local library.

Please think deeply before you vote. This president will take us into 2012. If you wonder what that means, I will elucidate one piece of it here.

What you have seen in terms of earth disasters is only the beginning. There will be many. You will see escalation of these earth changes this Fall. What we need to focus on, as I stated back in the early 90s, is to repair the infrastructure of America. We need a president who will take our trillions, and invest them in this country, not in war. We are very late in that process, very late.

So late in fact, that I do not believe either candidate can fix America. But if one, at the very least stops the war, and starts investing in this nation, we will save millions of lives.

I do not want to scare anyone, I just want you to look at the facts. What I have stated for years has become a reality around us. From bridges collapsing to dams and dikes breaking, we do not have the current funds to help our people. So why would anyone with any common sense want to spend our funds to fight a war, which has raged for thousands of years, which is based on religion, and which we cannot resolve.

Bring our troops home, stop the war, start investing in this nation because it is collapsing around us. You have just witnessed the biggest buy out of a financial institution in U.S. history.

It will not be the last. We are on the verge of the greatest depression in our history, and McCain and Palin say nothing about how they intend to fix it.

Please review the facts.


Sarah Palin, John McCain - Views, Concerns, Astrology

Sarah Palin has become such a hot topic that I have received numerous bits of information and various emails.

An excellent viewpoint I was directed to from another publisher is a commentary from Christian writer Lindsey Kay titled "A Christian Woman questions a Christian Woman"

I found the piece filled with many thoughts I was unable to put into words, so I offer the link here for you to view. I think you too, will find it a logical, elucidating commentary.


Now astrologically speaking, I want to mention some concerns I have about September 28th and John McCain. I will attempt to make much of my astrological jargon clear for those of you who are not studying astrology. But please note, that many of my readers are also students of astrology and therefore will benefit from the astrological facts. Here is the chart:

What I see is of major concern. I do not know if other astrologers have begun talking about it yet or not, since I never have time to look at their blogs, and I live in the sticks, so I seldom see my dear astrological friends.

It is September 28th, fast approaching - could be a major health event for John McCain.

The Saturn/Uranus opposition activates his chart. Uranus is 6 minutes short of being partile (partile is an astrological term that means exact) to his Saturn in his sixth / the house of health. While Saturn is applying a 1 degree 7 minute conjunction to Neptune, and a 5 minute near partile square to his Jupiter, both co-rulers of his house of health and workplace. Additionally Saturn is 52 minutes applying an opposition to his progressed Saturn. Transiting Saturn and natal Neptune are in the 12th house (house of karma, past life experiences, imprisonment, self-sabotage), Jupiter is deposited in and ruler of the third (house of communication, contracts, travel close to home and siblings), while Saturn rules the fourth (home, emotions, mother) and fifth (love, investments, creativity, children) houses.

These combinations give many possibilities including: a loss of balance / a sudden fall on ice or water,which may cause breaking of bones in feet or knees and may damage his ability to communicate in some way (knocked unconscious perhaps).

It could also be connected to something he says, where he says too much revealing a flood of lies regarding his health, or workplace, or military experience, or connection to the military veterans, which causes a challenge from the past and may make him fall in public opinion.

It may also be the result of communication to the media from his first wife, a lover, or eldest children, which suddenly reveals something about his past with them, or his past health, or some critical issue that will cause a fall in the polls.

Whatever it turns out to be, it does not look good for McCain.

I must do a lot more reviewing of the candidates charts before I can come to any conclusions as to the election's outcome. Sometimes, we cannot even conclude who will win because sometimes the charts are too close to call.

For those of you who know little about astrology, an astrologer will review and synthesize many charts in a variety of combinations, before coming to any conclusions, when there are several people / groups / or beings competing for a prize.

Before Sarah Palin and Joe Biden entered this race, it was clear to me that the chart that would win was Barack Obama's.

But now we have two more charts in the mix and Palin's chart clearly activates the US chart in ways that McCain's never could.

Activation of the Moon in the United States Chart is key to winning the votes of the American people, and Sarah Palin's chart conjoins her Sun, Mars and Saturn to the US Moon (July 4, 1776 @2:21 p.m.)

As I continue to synthesize the United States charts with those of the four candidates, as well as the mundane Ingress charts for election time, I will post my findings here. So stay tuned.

Best always,


An American Day - What do you think of Sarah Palin?

Today was supposed to be a day off. Instead it turned out to be politically poised.

I woke up to an email about Sarah Palin supposedly written from an Alaska resident that knows her. I checked it out on Snopes and indeed it was a real letter. How refreshing. Here is the Snopes link so you can view it if you would like:

However the contents were more than chilling news.

Being psychic has its blessings and terrors. When I first saw Palin on our big screen TV at the Republican Convention, it was terror that shook my being.

I do not know how you stand on issues. I do not know how you view party politics. I do know that if you take the time to view, to ask questions, to vote, you want the same thing I do - a better nation.

I am an American from my heart to my brain, from my home to my chocolate chip cookies. I am also a metaphysician, astrologer, author and animal lover.

In a lifetime of listening to Spiritual Beings and physical clients, my heart has grown in compassion. I feel the feelings of others from people to animals and trees.

I have come to learn that compassion is what we all must learn. First to be compassionate with ourselves, then with others.

As we grow in consciousness, we grow in love and compassion. It is through these eyes that I shook with terror as I watched a woman speak with full decorum words of untruth for her personal gain.

Now I have learned more than I could want to know. From library censorship to the joyous cruel killing of innocents.

I ask every American to put aside the marketing pictures that are played by skilled advertising specialists across big screen televisions targeting every region of America without integrity or fact, and to examine facts and actions of each candidate.

Make yourself a checklist of issues first. Then prioritize them. Let me give you a sample from my own list:
1) End the war
2) Restructure the budget to rebuild America from infrastructure to education.
3) Establish a real health care program which includes every single American citizen. And especially focus on American Veterans who need care now.
4) Restore fiscal responsibility in our budget, in our social security system, and in the banking and mortgage sector. We need immediate stop-gap measures to save the banking system from the upcoming disaster we are facing.
5) Set up a plan to provide mental and physical rehabilitation for the homeless.
6) Set up a work plan for the homeless and the unemployed.
7) Develop an Energy Consortium to include young and old from all parts of America. Roll out a new way of using energy - bring in the children, the mavericks and let's think outside the petroleum box!
8) Start focusing on peace, how to develop it and expand it across the globe.

Those would be on my list. Sometimes the order may change. I would not drop any but might add more.

Once you have your list. Go find the facts about each candidate both presidential and vice presidential. Forget their advertising, find their record of actions and their most current interviews. Check your list and mark it with a aye or nay for each. Then add it up and see what you get.

Do not let the emotional waves rob you of your intelligence.

Fear is the greatest trap of the lower worlds (the physical reality) Logic is straight line out of fear.

Here is a link to the latest rally which I did not see posted on the news networks tonight - at least not where I live. I think it shows how many people in Alaska feel about Sarah Palin. It also shows the fine way we can hold peaceful, organized rallys.


If I can find a way, I will post a poll. I would love to hear your comments.

I wish each of you every blessing of joy, abundance, health and peace.



September Astrology - Insights From Stellar Influences

Hi Everyone: It has been a fast paced summer for me. I have done the a lot of shows and the Oregon State Fair topped it off with a grueling time - thirteen and fourteen hour days for eleven straight days! I made it, and lots more people have seen GreeHee, the deep thinking dragon.
Well I am back. Since I do not have the time to update AstrologyandMore.com right now (we are going to fully revamp the site in the next few months) I will be posting my monthly astrology column right here. Enjoy.

Best to everyone, Michele

Sept. 2008
Insight From Stellar Influences
By Michele Avanti CAP
(Times specified are Pacific Time)

When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Use it to your advantage when you don't want someone to remember what you said! Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Sep. 3 from 10:09 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.; Sep. 5 after 8:46 a.m.; Sep. 8 from 9:42. a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Sep. 10 after 6:15 a.m.; Sep. 13 before 9:04 a.m.; Sep. 15 from 12:03 p.m. to 2:39 p.m.; Sep. 17 from 3:26 p.m. to 5:57 p.m.; Sep. 19 after 3:51 p.m.; Sep. 23 after 2:17 p.m.; Sep. 26 before 6:52 a.m.; Sep. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.; and Sep. 30 after 6:47 p.m.

Waning Periods: Sep. 1-14 and 29-Oct. 13 begin with the full moon. It is a time of completion. In candle magic, it is know as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Sep. 1 and Sep. 17 - 30 begin with the new moon. It is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In candle magic it know as the time of gathering.
NEW MOON: Sep. 29, 1:12 am in Libra. The waxing period in Libra focuses on new relationships, decorating, creating more beauty and harmony,
FULL MOON: Sep. 15, 2:13 am in Pisces. This waning period focuses on completing issues concerning: romance, dreams, sleep and idealism.

Mercury Stations Retrograde Sep. 24 @ 0:17 am in Libra and will station direct Oct. 15th at 1:06 pm. During this period communication tends to be confused, and purchase of any communication equipment or travel will be frustrating. However it is a good time to renegotiate contracts, and you may find people from your past suddenly back to visit.

How to Use This Column: As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time. Test: is the issue or experience which will test your focus. Key: is a little gemstone which can help you pass the test if you will use it. Action: Is the outcome of what you do at this time.

Aries: 1-14: Focus: Refocus on health. Test: Release stress by speaking out. Key: Criticism does not release stress it only changes its form. Action: Reassessing your health plan calls for clear communication but criticism clouds the issue. 15-28: Focus: Irritating issues cause insomnia. Test: Write it down. Key: Soft music or hypnotherapy tapes will help now. Action: Frustrating idealistic desires cause sleepless nights.

Taurus: 1-14: Focus: Opportunities in the workplace Test: Overanalyzing your options. Key: Your first response is all you need. Action: A new opportunity for security at work gives you the emotional prowess to secure love. 15-28: Focus: Fulfillment of dreams and desires. Test: Follow your feelings. Key: Fear not, completing one dream will lead to another. Action: An opportunity to fulfill a romantic dream. It is a very sensual, intuitive time for you.

Gemini: 1-14: Focus: Health. Test: Tongue Lashing. Key: Awareness in each moment is key to accountability. Action: A new situation at work challenges you to account for more than you are used to. 15-28: Focus: Tardiness. Test: Addictions. Key: Sleep regenerates health and focus. Action: You sabotage yourself when your addiction (coffee to music..) to anything keeps you from getting enough sleep.

Cancer: 1-14: Focus: Physical health. Test: Enjoy. Key: Benefits are the result of good choices. Action: A perfect time to create good health habits. You feel more secure with family. 15-28: Focus: Ideals. Test: Suspicion. Key: Your inner guidance or gut feeling is on target now. Action: You are highly intuitive now, dreamy, romantic, emotionally weepy and have the opportunity to complete a long awaited dream.

Leo: 1-14: Focus: Being practical. Test: Reactions. Key: Through the counting of beans one discovers value. Action: You're irritated by others telling you that you need to curb your eating or physically indulgent habits. 15-28: Focus: Escapes. Test: Binging. Key: Fear comes from focusing on unknown outcomes. Action: A stressful situation forces you to reconsider the way you run away from what you really want.

Virgo: 1-14: Focus: Physical regimen. Test: Realistic goals. Key: Success relies on daily recognition of achievements - not on criticisms. Action: You feel the need to get in shape and can successfully take a new direction now. 15-28: Focus: What is real? Test: Intuition. Key: Trust your heart. Action: Prophecy, visions, dreams fill you with questions and you're pulled between the practical and the spiritual.

Libra: 1-14: Focus: Irritating details. Test: Accounting. Key: Procrastination feels fine until the deadline passes and something is lost. Action: When you're shown the latest details. 15-28: Focus: Reviewing your dreams. Test: Be kind to yourself. Key: In all the ways to release stress, the best is to laugh. Action: Emotional desires and the need for love force you to reevaluate your dreams and how you fail yourself.

Scorpio: 1-14: Focus: Work. Test: Food choices. Key: Visualizing the reward makes it easier. Action: The desire to have more energy helps you make healthier choices. 15-28: Focus: Sensual desires. Test: Give as well as take. Key: The flower un-nurtured still gives its beauty, but dies too soon. Action: Your intuition is right on, and you now have the opportunity to fulfill a desire for love. Your dream comes true.

Sagittarius: 1-14: Focus: Workplace issues. Test: Details. Key: Success requires precise choices. Action: Accountability at work. You're challenged to a singular focus to keep your position. 15-28: Focus: Escape techniques. Test: Self-sabotage. Key: You can achieve your dreams if you choose awareness over illusion. Action: You're challenged by sleep or addictions. Avoid blaming others now.

Capricorn: 1-14: Focus: Security. Test: Simple pleasures. Key: Information is dependable and honest. Action: A sound opportunity to start a new health plan or work with a new accountant presents itself. 15-28: Focus: Dreams. Test: Old patterns. Key: Activating old dreams is a gift: releasing what is outgrown and embracing true desires. Action: You easily fall in love with an old dream and will find yourself openly expressing your emotions!

Aquarius: 1-14: Focus: Overwork. Test: Say "No!" Key: Your value is not based on your work but rather the happiness you emanate. Action: You're overstressed by work you've accepted. Re access to avoid illness. 15-28: Focus: Insomnia. Test: Prioritize Key: Before going to bed, fill paper with tomorrow's work. Action: Irritating dreams, annoying sounds and too many projects keep you from a peaceful sleep.

Pisces: 1-14: Focus: Financial health. Test: Priorities. Key: Balance between desire and practical actions is key to manifestation. Action: The desire to buy new clothes for work, calls for a new budget. 15-28: Focus: Desires. Test: Intuition or mind. Key: Physical action is required for physical results. Action: An intuitive feeling drives you to fulfill an old dream. Romantic, sensual and indulgent, will you manifest it or sleep through it?


Sixth Sign of the Zodiac * Feminine.
Virgo is a Mutable Earth Sign * Ruled by the Mercury
Color is Navy Blue. * Gemstone is the Sapphire.
Herbs: Aniseed, caraway
Rules: Intestinal tract & powers of assimilation
Cell Salt: Kali Sulph
Key Phase: "I Analyze!"
Most Compatible Signs: Capricorn & Taurus

Virgo, you're the incredible analyzers of the zodiac. Grounded and practical you have a highly developed sense of perfection. You're meticulous, fastidious, organized, forthright, responsible, refined, youthful, mentally acute and technically efficient. In your more negative mode you're: critical, insecure, self-centered, finicky, demanding, a worrier, nervous, gossipy and a hypochondriac.
Whatever you do, you strive for perfection. You excel as a health official, nutritionist, dietician, doctor, nurse, analyst, veterinarian, small animal trainer, maid, social worker, lecturer, writer, comedian, teacher, statistician, engineer, accountant, policeman, fireman, charity worker and in any field that involves service with an eye for details.

Famous Virgos include: Lyndon B. Johnson; Augustus Caesar; Joseph P. Kennedy; Prince Albert; Aristotle Onassis; George Wallace; Ingrid Bergman; Leonard Bernstein; Caligula; Maurice Chevalier; Elizabeth I; Greta Garbo; Ivan the Terrible; Jesse James; Walter Reed; Tom Watson; Barry White; Dee Dee Meyers; Ann Richards; William Howard Taft; Margaret Sanger; Tricia Yearwood; Fiona Apple; Freddie King; Adam West; Brian Epstein; Damon Hill; Holly Robinson; Preston Tucker; Hamilton Jordan; River Phoenix; Van Johnson; Yogi Bhajan; Debbie Gibson; Van Morrison; Todd Eldridge; LeAnn Rimes; Huey Long; Roddy McDowall; Richard Valeriani; Peter Sellers and Leo Tolstoi.

Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3 is a certified astrology professional, metaphysical minister, emotional freedom practitioner, and award winning author. Visit her websites at: AstrologyandMore.com and TalesofTamoor.com, and very soon to open MicheleAvanti.com. She teaches astrology and does personal consultations by phone (taped session $133 per hour) Call: 541-863-6631.


Welcome the Appocalypse - End of the Mayan Calendar

Hi Everyone:

Just got a nice note from a friend, who said she was in the midst of pulling together all the little thoughts and ideas that have been floating in her mind which include many connections to past lives, Lemuria (Mu as many call it), Atlantis, Elven connections, Crystals and more of what people today call "New Age."

I wanted to comment on what is happening, because this amazing lady is one of many people who are opening to the renewal of planetary knowledge.

Here were my comments to her:

Actually you are resonating to what is really happening at this time, we who are willing and others in an unconscious way, are piercing the veil (appocalyse means to pierce the veil, or break through it.)

We are opening a new era of consciousness and those who are willing to be conscious, those who are seeking to be conscious, and some who have been sleeping in their state of consciousness are being called to wake up. The enchanted sleep of material attraction is being pierced. Please note I did not use the word "lifted" but pierced.

Pierced is used here because not everyone is getting it yet, It will take many piercings before the veil is thread bare and everyone who is even slightly willing, will see through the material mask and engage their earlier life talents - constant conscious communication with the universe and all Its dominion. Please note the word, "Its" this is not a typo, It refers to the power of creation, the creative force of the universes.

So it is with great joy, we all can welcome this time of the Appocalypse, for we are all being reborn into our whole beings.

2012 is a time of celebration for all conscious beings, it is the beginning of the last yuga, a golden age. It is a release from time as we have known it for millennia.

No longer will the ties to time be controlling, for we will choose to see it in its fluidity, a constant flowing, engaging stream within which we can flow back or forward, collapse or expand. A joy yet unknown to most humans.

The ancient codes are resonating to the escalating DNA of Gaia & all sentient beings including the most obstreperous mammal human.

Wonders and disasters act simultaneously as the clearing takes place. Those who choose to see disaster shall see this, those who choose to see an ascension of consciousness and a unifying of people will see that.

The end of the calendar is the beginning of a new freedom of choice, a new unity with nature, a renewal of stewardship. So much to celebrate, but also so much to let go. So 'letting go' must be a practice now for all those who choose to stay through the changes. Yes, you can choose! Please practice letting go, and flowing with the synchonistic patterns that arise,

I welcome questions, feel free to post them here and I will answer them.

Be filled with wonder as a time of clearing is also a time of new life.


What Another Business? Resetting Canon Inkjet Chips

Wow! Finally I get back to you, it has been a tumultous, exciting week for me. As though I don't have enough on my plate with a publishing house, book marketing, book writing, astrology columns, three websites, and my wonderful huge metaphysical client base, I had to add still another business to my list.

But I will share that with you briefly, just in case it will be helpful to you.

I recently went from a Lexmark Color Laser to a Multifunction Canon Inkjet, so I wanted to find a way to get the most for my money replacing ink. In inkjets you can pay through the nose as they say, with costs of replacement of the five colors being nearly 50% of the cost of the whole printer.

Anyway, I discovered that there were a lot of ways you might save, from CISS / CIS, continuous ink systems to re-manufactured cartridges to refill systems.

I was inclined to the CIS since it seemed the most reliable, but after a whole lot of research on the net, I found quite a few people who had leaks, which ruined their printers in the process. Since I know what it is like to have ink toner all over me and the room, I was horrified to think it might happen with real live wet ink (toner can be vacuumed off if you are smart and don't sneeze!) So I ixnayd that idea.

Refilling inkjet carts was also not an option for a messy, four dog household, so I started to research the re-manufactured inkjet cartridge market.

It looks great, replacement of all five of my cartridges comes to about $14 with shipping, that is less than one new Canon ink cartridge. But there was one problem, the chip on the original cartridge needed to be removed and placed on the new one, and after that, the printer would recognize the cart, but because the chip still read empty, the printer would believe it was empty, so you had to do a bunch of overriding to print any page. Way too much of a hassle for someone who prints out 4,000 pages sometimes. So I wondered where to look next.

I did a worldwide search and found a company in Germany with a new chip resetting device developed just for Canon printers with the CGI-8 & PGI-5 carts like mine. Cost was reasonable just around $75 - a little more than a set of oem Canon inks. He also had a chip holder set up, which you could install into your printer and then add the new cart, so you would never have to move the chips again. This added a little more cost - about another $22, but I was jazzed. With this set-up my printer will read the ink levels and tell me when the ink is gone, and I can reset the chip in 5 seconds and be on my way with a new non-Canon ink cart, no mess, no fuss.

So that is what I decided to do. But since this product was not available here in the USA, I asked if they would like someone to sell it here, and now I am in another business. Just got the product yesterday, and have already sold one. But in the meantime I am getting my new website built at InkjetReset.com, so that is where I have been.

Now by Sunday I will be back and finish the article on the 44th Presidential Cycle.

Thanks for bearing with me, if you have a Canon printer and want to get a reset unit, you can visit my ebay store or just email me and I will work with you.

Best to everyone, we all need to save a few pennies with the price of gas shooting through the roof, as I predicted it is aimed for $5 a gallon within 2008, and headed to $7 very shortly in 2009.

Back on Sunday, Michele


Barack O'Bama & The 44th Presidency

First I want to congratulate America for exuding the consciousness it took to manifest a presidential candidate with vision, audacity, and integrity to be the Democratic nominee.

I know there are still many who doubt who Barack O'Bama is, but time will tell, and as an astrologer and metaphysician, I am elated to see the dramatic change that Barack's chart brings to the United States of America and to the world at large.

If you want to know more about what I see there, listen to the interview I did back in March with Dr. Rita Louise on Just Energy Radio, here is the link: http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=53809

Right now I want to say a couple of things about this particular presidential cycle, and this election year.


Because I love the Spiritual Law of Energy - "Universal energy is only expended at the exact moment it is needed."

This is an important law to remember, and one when we enter a space of danger and fear, we often forget.

I have witnessed for the last 50 years the decline of a nation who at one time stood high above the rest of the world - not in power - but in caring for its people and for the rest of humanity.

But since the second world war, we have devolved in many ways and grown in others (in the way of the individual superstars, these beings have opened a new channel to humanity consciousness.) But as a nation, it is a decline.

Now we stand at the precipice of the close of one cycle, one yuga, one type of consciousness, and will begin the path to choose freely the consciousness that each of us sets through our own belief systems. This is reflected in the American hierarchy - the 44th president.

This year is a cycle of 1 - 2008, add the digits together and you get 10, add those digits together and you get 1. Thus a cycle of one.

In the great scheme of cycles - one is a beginning but in the mystic definition it notes the arrival of an Ancient Communicator. An individual who has been many things in many incarnations, and now arrives to open the doors for manifestation to the world on many levels.

But before I leap into the 44th presidency and a look at the Democratic nominee, let us look at some important and perhaps reflective, past presidents.

Looking back at the year that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected in 1932 - (add the digits, 1+9+3+2= 15/1+5= 6) a six year. A year of a Social Gathering to make important choices.

FDR was elected the 32nd President of the United States. 3+2=5 A Bearer of Knowledge, a teacher, one who must teach the lessons of living in the present time, to stop the worrying, to stop the fear, and recycle thought forms toward what the people need and want instead of what they have feared.

This particular five (unlike the 41st president - George Bush Senior) is composed of the numbers: 3 and 2, the Nurturer/Keeper of the Hearth, and the Dreamweaver.

This indicates that he would bring these two qualities to the presidency, he would nurture the people, and help them open up to dream again.

I believe if you look at what FDR did, he fulfilled his numeric mission precisely. And interestingly enough his birth number is also five, so he was born to learn the very lessons that he would help heal in his mission as president.

Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president in the year 1860. A year that adds up to 15 and resolves as a 6. A time of choices whereby one must be a great communicator (1), and a repository of knowledge with the capacity to show the way past worry (5)

As the 16th president, Lincoln emphasizes the issues of communication (1) and choices (6) He was a president who must be persuasive in his communication while socializing to deliver the changes that would come in the years of 1861 (7) the number of change, swift and radical.

In 1863, (1+8+6+3 = 18 = 1+8 = 9) a 9 year, a year of endings, he issued The Emancipation Proclamation which would bring the first of many endings to slavery.

Lincoln was re-elected to the presidency in 1864, (1+ 8 + 6 + 4= 19 = 1 + 9 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1) 1 year, bringing the strength of the Ancient Communicator to the forefront, and in 1865, (1 + 8 + 6 + 5 = 20 = 2 + 0 = 2) a 2 year, the year of his death, the nation would adopt the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution proclaiming an end to slavery. 1865 is a 2 year, it relates to the dreamweaver, the intuitive who manifests a dream from the inner worlds to the outer. Thus he fulfilled his mission with this amendment by mastering his dream of freedom for men of every race. (A woman's freedom would come later.)

Briefly there are four other presidents who carry a number that relates to the 44th presidency. But the number 44 is well beyond any of these because it is a master number (all double digit numbers are not resolved to anything lower, they are consider master numbers.) I will explain this in my next blog, along with details on the four other presidents who have similar overtones through the number 8:

Martin Van Buren, the 8th president,
Andrew Johnson, the 17th president,
William Howard Taft, the 26th president, and
Lyndon B. Johnson, the 35th president will share something with the man elected to the 44th persidency.

To be continued....