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Massage Silence

Last Thursday I wanted to make a post on silence but I couldn’t find a photo.  The universe was listening because just yesterday the daily photo post was on the very same topic – photograph SILENCE.

Silence – the absence of sound or noise.

Most often during a massage that I give to anyone – the music fails.

Most often during a massage that I give to anyone – there is silence.

Most often during a massage that I give to anyone – a presence larger than I shows up.

Most often during a massage that I give to anyone – comfort is found in silence.

Do you make time for silence, or does silence make time for you?

 

If you pay for a massage service with me – expect to witness this phenomenon.

The universe supports me.

That is why this topic has spread in one week from my initial idea about this post – to seeing others around wordpress blogging about the same thing.

You could learn a lot about yourself and the nature of your reality if you studied the language in which you use.

 

 

 

via Photo Challenge: Silence

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Astrology Basics

Describe the energy around you.   Do you notice the activity of the moon when you are not near waters affected by the tide?  Can you sense a void moon?  What is a void moon? What clues are you given when planets change from one sign to another?

What is the most important thing that you need to let someone know about your own light?  Your own light would be the energy of the planetary placement at the time of your birth.  You can look up your natal chart and often find that information free – however sometimes the free natal chart information varies and speaking with a real astrologer can set the table for a future of understanding planetary energies in motion.

The art of your humanity is my philanthropic approach.

In this next section we will discuss the basics of astrology – the sun and moon.  We also outline the basic 12 astrological signs and houses.  Study this information.  The goal is to know as much you can about each because the advanced astrologer puts the planets into motion.

“He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor, but a fool.” – Hippocrates

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Recently, I started an online educational platform and one of the class that I am preparing for webinar is Astrology Basics.  To understand your humanity, you must see the tools above in the sky.  Astrology is ancient.  In technological 2018, this ancient tool has been overlooked.  Honestly, I am ready to move on from this ancient tool into a new dimension – but the rest of consciousness isn’t ready for me to move on yet.

Here is a first part that we are working on.  When reading through the 12 items on the list, ask yourself a few questions and take a journey.

  1.  What energy does this time of the year bring?  It often helps to imagine the fruit tree seed.  It sprouts in the early spring sometime after the last frost.  Then it works hard to develop strong roots.  Sometime after equal day, equal night the days get longer and the temperatures rise.  This is the time for growth to foundation.  The summer brings buds that must flower to produce fruit.  Before the long winter, the fruits emerge in abundance.  The fruits fall, the leaves fall, and the plant goes quiet for the long winter before the next growing season.
  2. What planet is associated with each astrological sign?
  3. When looking through a list of people born under each sign, can you place yourself inside that energy?  Are you like they? 
  4. What is your sun sign, what is your moon sign? – we will begin there.

If the skies are a big clock – then imagine Earth as our spaceship.  The moon moves approximately 30 degrees every 2-2.5 days.  Before moving to the next astrological sign, the moon goes void and does not move.  We call this the void moon.  Can you feel when it moves or when it is stopped?   Can you sense the tides change without looking at the tide schedule or being nearby water?

The moon is our “day” clock.

In 28-30 days we will experience the emotional energetics disseminate and pass through each of the 12 astrological signs.  We will experience different energies and emotions every 2-2.5 days.  During the time the moon disseminates the energies over the 2-2.5 days, imagine a bell curve.  The energy picks up, has a peak, and then settles back before going void and then eventually picking up the energy of the next astrological sign.  Imagine a tide or a wave.

Clinical disorders that people place themselves into like – BIPOLAR disorder for example – could just be a manifestation of the moon and the emotional energy each day or two brings.

 

The moon moves through all 12 astrological signs within one moon cycle from new moon to new moon.  We look at the beginning of the wheel as the sign of Aries.  The new year begins when the moon and the sun meet in the sign of Aries called the new moon.

A new moon is when the sun and moon meet in one astrological sign.

The full moon is when the moon is opposite the sun (180 degrees from the new moon point).

The sun moves through the 12 signs every 28-30 days.  It moves from one 30 degree astrological sign to another. This totals a 360 degree astrological mandala.

The sun is our “month” clock.

Let us begin here.

BASICS –

Please review the following information and think about what that means to you and your personal path.

Aries                March 21 – April 20        The Ram           Mars     Cardinal            Fire

1st house, I am; how others see me.

Opposite LIBRA – highlights emotional aspect of libra, strongest at full moon.

Aries are great thinkers with personal drive magnetism.  They are brave, make good use of the body, and enjoy challenges.  Their warmth and courage tower over their shadow of impulse, aggression and impatience. This is the first sign, so the Aries competitive drive is for number one. They love new challenges and taking risks. Aries shows up in entertainment as singers, comedians and actors.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Adolph Hitler

Hugh M. Hefner

Mariah Carey

Bill Shatner

Charlie Chaplin

Maya Angelou

 

Taurus             April 21 – May 21          The Bull                        Venus       Fixed                Earth

2nd house, I have; your own resources & self worth

Opposite SCORPIO – highlights emotional aspect of scorpio, strongest @ full moon.

Taurus are patient, reliable and grounded. They are great friends. Taurus can be very sensual and artistic. Venus rules money and beauty.  Taurus have a talent for earning and organizing money.  Taurus work their energy through the physical and we find stubbornness or jealousy in shadow.  Taurus shows up in professional sports like boxing, basketball and football.

Tina Fey

Janet Jackson

Cam Newton

George Lucas

Shirley Temple

Barbara Streisand

Saddam Hussein

 

Gemini             May 21 – June 20          Twins (two faced)          Mercury (communication)                                                                        Mutable                           Air

3rd house, I think; mental abilities and communication

Opposite Sagittarius – highlights emotional aspect of Sagittarius, strongest @ full moon.

Gemini are the genius, but watch for a double edge sword.  They are clever and two faced in shadow.  There is a deep urge for self expression with gemini.  This air sign is mutable so it flows with the breeze.  Gemini rules the throat area so the energy is favorable for a food lover.  Famous gemini are writers, criminals, composers, comedians, actors and artists.

Joan Rivers

Sandra Bernhard

Marilyn Monroe

Anne Frank

Jacques Cousteau

Amy Schumer

Walt Whitman

George HW Bush

Jeffrey Dahmer

Dean Martin

 

Cancer             June 21 – July 22          The Crab           Moon (emotions)  Cardinal         water

4th house, I feel; family and psychological foundations.

Opposite Capricorn, highlights emotional aspect of Cap. Esp. @ full moon.

Cancer are the sensitive emotional group.  They are self-protective and rooted in family and tradition.  They can be extremely generous at times. The crab can be found hiding under their shell in shadow.  Cancer like routine. They love affection and are passionate lovers.

Tom Hanks

OJ Simpson

Robin Williams

Tom Cruise

Prince William

Nelson Mandela

George W. Bush

Mel Brooks

 

Leo                  July 23 – August 22       The Lion (king of beasts)                    The Sun                                                                                     Fixed                                                      Fire

5th house, I will; creation and self-expression

Opposite Aquarius, highlights emotional aspect of Aquarius, esp. @ full moon.

The Leo are thinkers first and foremost.  They enjoy a full body workout, a pleasurable snack, and a long nap.  Leo have courage to create, are dignified and cloaked with affection. The Leo is a natural leader and a team player. Leo can accomplish a lot when they follow their ambitions.

Madonna

Louis Vuitton

Coco Chanel

Whitney Houston

Charlize Theron

Ben Afflek

JK Rowling

Bill Clinton

 

Virgo                August 23 – Sept 22      The mother/woman        Mercury

Mutable                              Earth

6th house, I analyze; routine, habits and hygiene

Opposite PISCES – highlights the emotional aspect of Pisces, esp. @ full moon.

Virgo are the physician.  Mercury rules communication as well as this sign.  Nit-picky Virgo will tell you how it is and the way they got to that conclusion.  They analyze and make great astrologers.  Virgo are body aware, useful, respectable and appreciated.

Michael Jackson

Beyonce

Mother Theresa

Jimmy Fallon

Anne Ortelee

David Copperfield

Jeff Foxworthy

Andrea Bocelli

Bashar al-Assad (Syrian president)

 

Libra                September 23 – October 22       The Scales        Venus (beauty)

Cardinal            Air

7th house, I balance; public and partnership

Opposite ARIES, highlights the emotional aspect of Aries (1st house)

Libra enjoy balance and equality and fairness.  Libras are very aware of injustice for others. They are sociable, intellectual and peace loving.  They are nurturing to all and enjoy equality and find harmony in that.

John Lennon

David Cameron

Randy Quaid

Russell Simmons

Sharon Osborne

Martina Navratilova (tennis)

Mahatma Ghandi

Vladmir Putin

Jimmy Carter

Will Smith

 

Scorpio                        October 23 – Nov 21     The Scorpion/The Phoenix         Pluto/Mars

Fixed                                        water

8th house, I desire/create; transformation & support from other people

Opposite TAURUS, highlights the emotional aspect of Taurus (2nd house)

Scorpio strive for something larger.  They are cunning, courageous and powerful.  The scorpion stings and can be revengeful or intense in shadow.  Scorpio energy can be sexual.  A Scorpio makes a great surgeon because it brings out things from the depths like the phoenix rising from the ashes.

Hillary Clinton

John Gottti

Carl Sagan

Demi Moore

Bill Gates

Whoopi

Danny Devito

Roseanne Barr

Puff Daddy

Chief Seattle

 

Sagittarius                   Nov. 22 – Dec 21          The Archer        Jupiter (expansion)

Mutable             Fire

9th house, I perceive; philanthropy, long distance travel, spirituality

Opposite GEMINI, highlights the emotional aspect of GEMINI (3rd house)

Sagittarius are very straightforward.  They have a purpose or a direction for their humanitarian or philanthropic endeavours.  Sagittarius enjoy a sense of freedom and standing firm in who they are and what they came to do. But they wander They communicate effectively to the mass and are influencial.

Frank Sinatra

Jay-z

Beetoven

Sinead O’Connor

Dick Clark

Jimi Hendrix

Jon Stewart

Mark Twain

Emily Dickinson

 

Capricorn                     December 22 – January 19         The Goat         Saturn (kronos, time)                                                                                                   Cardinal          Earth

10th house, I use; public life, ambitions, fame or social status

Opposite CANCER – emotions highlighted from (4th house)

The disciplined goat is agile, surefooted and constant.  This introvert is very ambitious with a get it done attitude.  Capricorn can be stubborn in shadow.  Capricorn are the leader or the coach.

Kim Jong-UN

Alvin Ailey

David Bowie

Howard Stern

Anthony Hopkins

Betty White

Katie Couric

Edgar Allan Poe

Eddie Vedder

Dave Matthews

George Burns

Jack Hanna

JRR Tolkein

MLK

Aquarius                      Jan 20 – Feb 18            The Waterbearer          Uranus

Fixed                              Air

11th house, I know; freedom, groups of people, humanity, crowd control

Opposite LEO, highlights emotions from LEO (5th house) esp. on full moon

Aquarius can be aloof and somewhat detached even though they rule groups of people.  Aquarius is more like crowd control by being the shining star of the group.  Aquarius have a vision, are very clever, witty and observant.  You can expect the unexpected with Aquarius energy because it is ruled by Uranus.  Uranus is the only planet in our solar system we see rotate in a different direction than the others.  Aquarius strive to individuate their consciousness from that of the collective.  It isn’t always what Aquarius know, but sometimes more about who they know.  They are the water bearer, but it isn’t water they throw, it is energy.

Paris Hilton

Vanna White

Oprah

Ellen

Justin

Bob Marley

Ashton Kutcher

Mozart

Jackson Pollock

Shakira

Molly Ringwald

Abe Lincoln

Hank Aaron

Jerry Springer

Charles Darwin

Matt Groening

Kim Jong II

Anna Swanson (me)

Pisces                   Feb 19 – Mar 20                  The Fish                Neptune

Mutable                 Water

12th house, I believe; spirituality, hidden realm, subconscious

Opposite VIRGO – highlights emotions from (6th house) esp. on a full moon

The little fish in the big ocean knows not much about territory.  They go with the current.  With Neptune as their ruler they can “tune in” to spiritual realms – like a tuna fish.  They say Jesus walked in the Pisces Era.  Pisces are intuitive and understanding and can be a little dreamy at times.

Dr. Seuss

Chief Joseph

Albert Einstein

Elizabeth Taylor

Flavor Flav

Liza Minnelli

Ansel Adams

Edward Gorey

Johnny Cash

John Wayne Gacy

Chris Martin

 

Some of the information didn’t format well but it will look a lot better when I can load it onto my school platform.

When you understand this information, we will look deeper into the other planets, their energies, and where they are currently located.  You will need to understand how fast they move, their route, and the degree they are sitting in the sky.

WHY is this stuff important?  If you understand how the energies affect you today, you can forsee tomorrow.  You know when the energy is strong in the different house placements and you will be better planned to attend to the day.

For example, during the void of course moon time feels slower.  It gives us more time to relocate items we thought had gone lost.  Completing projects is also great energy during the void moon.  Often beginning new things on a void moon isn’t supported and we are often frustrated, call the day “busy” or have to re-do something.

So look over the materials, think on the supporting questions, and then look for more information in the following weeks to support and expand this very basic knowledge.

This information as it is is just the foundational pieces.  Just wait until they begin to move and you have this giant astrological mandala in your head like I do.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Vocabulary Without ‘WEIRD’

Weird   noun   1. FATE, DESTINY; especially: ILL FORTUNE   2. soothsayer

Soothsayer  noun  : someone who makes predictions about what is going to happen in the future. (prognosticator)  there is the origin gnostic again!

We have been given a language that cast spells.  Think twice before you use the whirrd (word) – WEIRD.  This word has turned up everywhere, has it not?

Stop this word cold turkey and choose another.  You are casting ill fortune because you couldn’t come up with a more specific definition of what your thoughts generate.  Listen for it during your day please.  Take that journey.  Check yourself.  Quit WEIRD.

 

 

Posted in create, gardening, Healing, metaphysical, Sequoia, shaman, Starseed, Uncategorized

Bunny Beads

Rabbit poo is my current fertilizer.  My landscape is sprinkled with Shiva Shambo bunny beads. They safely add nutrients to the mycology underfoot in the soil.

 

I’ve been unsuccessful over the last few days posting blogs onto WordPress because my work just disappears. My poo post is a test – and a bit of retaliation for ghost work.

 

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What I Learned Selling on EBay

Recently I reopened sales on my eBay platform. This post is to share my success and failures.

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  1. ORGANIZE:  The first thing to do is make a place to organize and store items you’ve listed or intend to list. Keeping items in one location makes it easy to find it and get it ready when it sells. Sometimes questions come up and you will need to go back to the item to measure it or see if you can answer your buyer question.
  2. PHOTOS: Take many photos of the item with many detailed views. I have two backdrop cloths that I use to make the items I photograph stand out. One fabric is a golden suede remnant piece, and the other is a vibrant blue fabric remnant. When I photograph items I turn off the flash on my camera, and hold a small bright LED light to highlight the item. Having the right lighting and backdrop can really make your item stand out in the photo. EBay allows up to 12 photos per listing for free.  This is nice because when I began selling on that platform in 2003 we were only allowed a few free pictures per listing. We had to buy additional photo space. Times have advanced, so take many photos and add as many as you can with your listing.
  3. PACKAGING:  When you look at each item, you must consider shipping it to its destination.  USPS will provide and deliver priority mail flat rate boxes if you go to their website and order in advance.  I also find having hard white cardstock 4×3 envelopes handy.  My office already had small envelopes on hand because I sell seed packages on my etsy shop.  When I began listing larger textbook size items, I found large padded manilla envelopes at Walmart.  You can find these items individually at the dollar store if you only have a few large envelope size things to ship out.  You’ll also need to have on hand packaging tape.  The post office no longer provides additional taping to secure your packaging.  Some clerk will wrap your box with the postage sticker, but that is all the extra effort I’ve noticed.
  4. SCALE:  Ebay sales will offer the seller a 10% discount if they purchase postage right from their website.  You’ll need to know the weight of the overall package to provide all the details so you have an accurate postage.  I also just like to double-check the weight I got off of my scale with that of the place that I shipped it out of.  We have a Dymo scale because we also have a Dymo label maker.  The software work together and I can make professional looking address labels, print postage, and packaging information on my seed packages.  We use the Dymo scale that can weigh up to 25 lbs., and then a smaller scale that weighs by the gram.  If I have 3 seed packages with ~100 seeds in them, they all will weigh the same amount.
  5. LISTING:  The idea is to make your listing stand out.  There are advanced editing options and you can purchase a bold title or advertising easily if that is your budget.  You’ll want to provide as many details as you can and then remind the viewer to check out the other things that you have listed.  People shop with their senses so make sure to add all of the details.  Look for the ebay deals on listing fees or total sale fee.  The low listing fee is $.30 but you can find up to 100 free listings from time to time which is something to take advantage of. They take about 1% at the end of the sale.  So if your item sold at $20, they would get $2.  Determining how and when your auction will end is important.  I try and make many listings end at the first of the month, and then between the 15/20th of the month.  I also look to end the auction/sale on the weekend – Sunday evening preferably.  They say more buyers are waiting on weekend auction endings.  I haven’t been doing it long enough to see if this strategy pays off.
  6. PRICING: When pricing your item, make sure you remember your cost on packaging and shipping.  This is why having your own scale comes in handy because you can get an idea of the amount of money it will take to ship your item.  Look up your item and compare it to other items already listed.  Your goal is to entice buyers.  I chose to list items that I knew were going to first fetch me views, and then second fetch me profit.  I had to begin selling on a high note right out of the gate.  Ebay will rate your performance as a seller.
  7. RETURNS:  After much thought, I decided to make the auctions that I have for used media material such as a magazine or manual or textbook with NO RETURNS allowed.  Someone bought my magazine, read it, and then returned it.  They paid the return shipping and in the end that is all they paid because the initial purchase was refunded.  This was just a personal decision because I don’t enjoy shipping things so much.
  8. PROMOTIONAL IDEAS:  Make sure that you create listings where the buyer can make an offer.  Being flexible on an item might fetch you two sales instead of one. Send a Thank – You note in with the item you sold.  Remind that buyer to come back for a 10% deal with code BBACK or something if they purchase within a certain frame of time.
  9. FEEDBACK:   Make sure to leave your buyer feedback.  When you engage in leaving feedback, you’ll see feedback return to you.  The same goes for purchases.  If you are engaging in online purchases and shopping, then the universe will engage you in sales from other online shoppers.

 

HARD KNOX LESSONS:

  1. Know your postal center.  If you are not creating your own postage at home, then making friends at USPS is a good idea.  One lady at a UPS center ripped me off because my boxes were wrapped in brown paper.  She told me it was a fire hazard.  So I was shown to the USPS rate via her center.  Before I knew it, my profit dropped to 10% because of all of the money this postal center was leeching out of me – because of wrapped packaging.  That lady didn’t earn my repeat business.
  2. SPEAK UP AT USPS:  Ask to see the rates.  Some clerk don’t even take the time to let you see your options.
  3. Magazines are not media.  Don’t disclose what is inside your package unless you are being pinched.  You can go from a $3 rate to a $12 rate because you indicated the specific material.  MEDIA – is all they need to know.  Stick a cardboard inside your envelope for rigidity.
  4. Ebay has bullies.  You’ll eventually over price something and someone will call you out on your mistake.  You’ll be bullyied by someone who thinks taking personal jabs at the unknown solves problems.  You’ll purchase something with buyer’s remorse so take pictures as you open your purchases so you have a case for return if necessary.

 

In the long run, it all means nothing.  It is just stuff.  Ebay is a place to find stuff, buy stuff, sell stuff, dream about more stuff –

Eventually the things I have to peddle online will dwindle and I will have a pause from using this platform.  Then, time will go by and I will collect enough things to make having ebay sales energy prominent in my life for a period.

For my health and the toll that this energy takes on my physical person and emotional person, I cannot make this full time, all the time.  For me, Ebay is a venue to clean out the closet – so to say.

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Great British Baking Show Sequoia

The giant Sequoia tree in the park where the Great British Bake Off is filmed was talking to me.

This show is filmed under a tent in Berkshire’s Welford Park. While watching an episode on Netflix, from time to time we see the tree.

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Finding a still photo of the GBBS tent on the Welford property where the tree was visible was a challenge in itself. Actually these photos are stock photos and watching the show is a better way to find the tree.

I did some research and that tree on the Welford Park property was planted there in 1856. Mr. Charles Ross planted the giant Sequoia there to commemorate the end of the Crimean War.

We don’t know the age of the tree when it was planted, but we can safely say the tree is >160 years old.

In a grand perspective, this tree is young!

In season 3 Sue Perkins mentions the California Redwoods. A reference to Sequoia. Was that one of her comedic riff? Was that a serendipitous moment of Sequoia speaking to us thru her?

Or was that spoken reference to far away forest scripted by the network program? For what purpose, praytell?

We enjoy the BBC version of GBBS.  Currently there have been changes to the network for this show.  We enjoy watching Mary Berry, Sue & Mel and of course, Paul Hollywood.

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