I’ve heard it said children are a product of their parental upbringing. We’ve all been children and some of us may differ on that opinion. For instance some people are born with noticeable challenges, while many children may have had nurturing, understanding parents but just have a streak for mischief. Still other kids were at a disadvantage if their parents weren’t present mentally, emotionally or physically, yet are upstanding citizens.

So perhaps parenting isn’t the common denominator. Is there one? I have my opinion on that and would like to hear yours. I believe we all have deep rooted experiences and memories from before birth that shade our emotional being, and may start to show from early on. I think that our current life experiences are meant to bring out our innate patterns which, only then, can be recognized and dealt with.

Take a child whose parents work hard and long to make a decent life for the family, and feels lonely and abandoned with only the housekeeper there until dinner or later, starting a pattern of staying in their room, shut off from others. To a different child that might have felt like heaven having a nice mom and dad at all, but to this very sensitive child it felt like deprivation. In fact to their siblings, if we were to ask them, they might report a very happy and festive family life in their growing years.

So what makes the difference if circumstances were the same? Could it be their inner perceptions, colored by past conditions even before birth? I believe so and the tale is in their astrological birth chart. What sign was the Sun in when they were born, representing their lifeforce; or the Moon, which reveals past life unresolved feelings; or Mercury, how we think and communicate; or Venus, what we love and want; or Mars, our energy and motivations. How about Saturn, their life lessons to grow from, or Pluto what is deep in the subconscious. What aspects do they make to each other, telling a deeper story? Astrology shed so much light about a person that we have to take much into consideration. Every planet and zodiac sign has a list of traits and characteristics.

For instance in the Bible we read, Isaiah 10:26: "Lift your eyes on high and behold who has created these. He who brings forth the starry hosts by numbers one by one and calls them forth by character." And Psalms 19:3: "The heavens declare the glory of God. The skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech. Night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard."

So one can deduce that the planets and stars making up the zodiac areas in the sky which we can see with our own eyes, have characteristics and expression. From ancient times, people have been able to read what its language is saying to us. I believe we not only choose our parents for a divine reason to ultimately grow from, but we co-create our path and likely experiences by choosing our moment of birth, which moment captures where every heavenly body is and its energetic translation.

An educated astrologer can read its language and help a person by explaining how to use free will to make the best of their life. Whether one does, or when, is often destiny, often free will choices and often both.

There are opportune times for each one of us to heal certain issues, some come often, and some less often. If we fail to reach for the brass ring on the merry go round we may have to wait for the next ride around the circular motion. The planets go in a circular motion just like that merry go round and some move quickly and some very slowly. The Moon takes almost 30 days to make a complete circle around your chart, the Sun, Mercury and Venus more like one year, Mars nearly 2 years, Jupiter 12 years, Saturn 29 years, Uranus 84 years, Neptune 165 years and Pluto 284 years. Do you get an insight into how knowing where planets are in relation to you, can help you prepare and take advantage of your personal timing is? It is meant to be our guide, like a personal planner calendar.

Time is probably on your side whenever you feel inclined to dig up old roots that are weeds in your psyche. Make room for some healthy new growth that will benefit your days. Too many adults’ inner child as well as children, are still holding on to past hurts which cause acting out in ways that hurt others. Some go or are taken to counselors, spiritual or psychological, and others go to psychiatrists, who can prescribe medicine. Too many are put on pharmaceutical drugs for too long, which simply mask, hide and keep issues buried, when they can actually be rooted out of the psyche by talk and empowering counsel. Many seek alcohol, pot, cigarettes or street drugs to reach for every time a feeling comes that hurts them.

Those same drugs are so challenging to wean off of, so much so that I understand in England benzodiazapenes are only prescribed for a maximum of 3 weeks within a hospital setting. Here and elsewhere they’re given and taken like candy. Those include valium, xanax, klonopin, etc. Additionally it is documented that anti-depressants are also incredibly difficult to wean off. Ultimately too many people think they have to stay on all of these, which has made their spirit foggy and illusional. We see in the news so many horrific suicides, accidents and crimes toward others by those on drugs.

We all need someone to listen to us; to feel safe enough to speak about our issues, and get encouragement. Some need it often and you may be the lifeboat to someone you know or don’t know.

If you think about our history, long ago past and more recent, we have had wars and dismissive, disrespectul behaviors toward one another. With Pluto in Capricorn for the first time in 284 years, old traditions of how things have always been, and old buried pains and abuses are being exposed to be replanted with roots of humanitarian brotherhood. Now we need to help each other heal. Don’t put yourself in danger, but be a lifeline to someone, maybe yourself, so we’re not hiding and isolating ourselves with pain that can be rooted out and replaced with joy.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is www.goddesstheway.com.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

What is that voice we hear, expressing to us within? There is a force in our inner ear that speaks, though silently. Sometimes it’s nice and sometimes it’s not. Based on what we hear inside, it may color what we say outwardly, or at least make us think about things.

The voice seems to come from our own thoughts as well as some unknown source. For instance I may think, I feel cold so I’ll lower the air conditioning. On the other hand, a thought may come to me to call my friend in Florida. I check within to see if I really feel like doing that right now and have the time. If all systems inside me say ‘go,’ then I call to say hi. Often I’m told, I was just thinking about you or going to call you. I know you’ve had a similar experience, like knowing who was on the phone when it was ringing.

When I do a positive and empowering spiritual Reading for a client, I read the ancient Tarot cards as one of my spiritual vehicles for interpretation. Reading means using my physical eyes to look, and my knowledge of the many interpretations of each picture card, as well as their location meanings, then hearing my inner voice assimilate and give me 100% assurance about what the messages are.

I feel so certain that I verbally begin expressing, and having a track record of over 40 years, I always know that spirit’s voice is right on. Not only right, but keeps me going in being able to interpret a great deal of key information to the client, which also inspires them to make their best decisions, as not everything is set in stone, using their free will in the highest.

Anyone can interpret the voice of spirit because we all have an inner voice, and I don’t mean only doing Readings, but to listen to our own spiritual guidance. It’s often called intuition. Some people say they get inspirations from dreams. There again; an inner voice. Awake, that voice often paints visuals for us, and surely in dreams, whether we remember or not, the visuals go on for hours.

For those who have too much chatter inside, there’s yoga, exercise, meditation, chanting or other ways of silencing the busy mind to hear the quiet still small voice. I don’t recommend cigarettes, alcohol, pot or drugs for calming because they ultimately cloud your mind and take control of your self. Clear, peaceful, spiritually open minds will guide you well to your bliss.

Since we all have the inner voice, simply determine what is your aware and unaware self talk from what is the divine voice within that connects us all to empowerment, love and growth as its aim. Oh I’ll never be able to…or I’m not enough to be able to have…or…what a dork I am…or I don’t fit in with…are self talk, and certainly not something we really want to feed our minds and hearts.

On the other hand when you hear, be patient…you did the best you could…you’re wonderful…you deserve everything good, etc., that is the divine voice. So the distinct difference is in the constant loving and empowerment.

You can take from the voice of spirit and make it your own voice, for instance, when you are in a slow pace on the road that you can’t change, tell yourself everything happens for a good reason, and I can relax. Don’t forget to notice that everything did work out just fine. When you have been in an ongoing frustrating situation, you can tell yourself not to give in to venting vehemence on others, and maybe it’s a good time to take a break instead of pushing.

We are souls, and I like to visual that our inner spirit is connected to the grand oversoul, seeing the bigger greater picture of life; those things that are set in stone, as well as what is choice. Many call this the Akashic book of records. Your own intuition or a Reading is being plugged into the oversoul. Spirit can both know futures, and help inspire our best paths when we have choices. You’ll see clues too. Watch for them. You know how sometimes you just know? That’s the silent inner voice speaking loudly. Have you ever felt so compelled to go somewhere and you found out why, once you got there?

Haven’t you heard stories like the one about the person who had to surrender to the divine fact that they missed their connecting flight, and ran into their father they hadn’t seen in many years for a joyous reunion? How did they both get to that right place at the right time? Even Deepak Chopra tells his story of randomly getting off a highway and pulling up to a curb in the residential area to call his office and say that he was lost and couldn’t find the location he was supposed to be at soon, only to find out he was right in front of the location. Pre GPS. We are guided by an inner GPS navigation system.

What’s your story? Will you share it in the comments section below? And come back to read others’ experiences. The more stories we hear, the more spiritual guidance is acknowledged as Reality, being in everyone and everywhere. Then we can relax, knowing we are not alone, but lovingly assisted; happily listen and accept guidance by our voice of intuition as if it were second nature to us. Certainly we weren’t taught growing up, to trust the inner voice, so when we can determine if it’s our own limiting thoughts or divine source, our lives can be lived as utopian as they were meant to be.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is www.goddesstheway.com.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils

Have you ever found yourself calling or spending time with those who feed your self esteem, because you were hungry to be appreciated? If you’re old enough to have found this article I want to propose that you learn how to feed yourself, so you’re not love starved. There are some very good reasons not to let your self go hungry and needy, because we might find ourselves at the whim of someone who compliments us, with their own agenda in mind. Say yeah if you’ve experienced that.

Maybe just to be around them you start drinking, using drugs, language and acting in ways that don’t really feel like you. Are you feeding your own spirit or allowing them to shape you, just to be included, accepted or complimented? They may be doing the same, so why not take the lead in a positive way? You might be very surprised at the results. Everyone wants to be their best self and appreciates a hand up.

On the other hand, have you had someone in your life that seemed starved for affection? Did it eventually feel unbalanced and uncomfortable, somewhat inauthentic as a relationship, or have you attempted to become someone’s savior?

We can only truly feed our self internally and sometimes have to let go for someone else to find their own authentic self love. So let’s check in. How do I love myself. Let me count the ways. Do you hear yourself reply something like, Oh, well I was pretty crazy and awful during those times. And I have this issue and that issue, and I’m not as smart as…or as good looking as…or have as much as…

That’s not what I’m asking. Let’s stay on task. How do you LOVE yourself. Let’s COUNT the ways. Well, I do have a job. Now, if you didn’t, does that mean you’re not worth loving? Okay, so I’m a clean and neat person. That’s lovely, but if you weren’t would you feel unworthy of love? Gotcha. Here’s something; though I used to ignore my grandparents now I call them and tell them I love them and I feel good about that. But on the other hand I ignore my significant other sometimes because I’m tired from work.

Have you noticed that you are a growing, evolving, ever more consciously enlightened person with good intentions and things you want to work on? You sound human, and if God created you, in fact us all, with those same qualities, you are unconditionally loved by your Maker and thereby self loveable-worthy.

Are you willing, then, to love yourself through all mistakes (sins – an archery term meaning you missed the bullseye, so try again – re-pent)? Honor all mis-takes as your learning curve. You’re not too fat or thin to love yourself. You’re not too anything not to love yourself fully and joyously. Feed yourself daily. Perhaps an affirmation as simple as, I am a divine being; I love and respect myself at all times.

Then watch as your consciousness draws people and situations to you as your mirror that shows your reflection of how you are doing. No more dating or befriending the ones who are saying what you love to hear, ultimately just looking for a conquest or someone to fill their own loneliness. No more believing you have to do whatever, or go where someone wants you to, just to be liked and not cause any waves.

So to review, for having been born you are divinely loved without condition or judgment, therefore always worthy of self love. That is always basic, rooted and grounded. You can add on too. Note what makes you feel proud of yourself; I know you will find countless ways – and it could be doing any job to serve in some way, or cleanliness -- even small simple things count big.

And take notice of what you don’t want. Stay away from those things that don’t resonate the real you, even if they’re popular with the so-called ‘in crowd.’ You’ll feel like your own best friend BFF. Saying no either won’t stir up friction of drama as you imagined, or you’ll get to practice simply repeating softly, I appreciate your request yet I am not up for it at this time. You will feel FULL of your SELF; no longer hungry. In fact you’ll feel fulfilled and soul satisfied. What could be more delectable than feeding your soul and being home to yourself?

If you have personal questions seeking insight and guidance for your own scenarios, feel free to write requesting inspiration in the comments section and I am happy to respond to you personally.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is www.goddesstheway.com.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

The passion that comes with true love is one of those things that seems out of our control. And why is it that out of the blue we may feel ready again if we haven’t had a relationship for some time, and/or we seem to be more popular all of a sudden?

Fasten your seat belt because for the first time in two years Mars, the planet of passion, energy, action and motivation stepped back into Libra, the sign of grace, harmony and relationships with significant others, including marriage! So the light is green to go and we’ve got about two months that the action will be about key relationships. The two months after that will find Mars taking action with intimate and deeply bonding Scorpio.

This truly begins a relationship time of this year. With all that goes on in the heavens, there are other factors to consider, so I want you to understand some important criteria. In last week’s article I gave a complete visual scenario about a drive up and back, then up again on the highway, to explain retrogrades. Yes indeed, Venus the planet that rules Libra love and relationships just finished its retrograde and is almost up to full speed taking us forward again into those lovely experiences. She’s in the sign of flirty, charming Gemini, which can bring more than one person to enjoy having fun with.

Drumroll! Mercury (which rules communication in all forms) is in its shadow to go retrograde now, slowing us down and stalling forward movement. There are two sides of the coin in how things may play out. On one hand, we may hear from, communicate with or run into people we haven’t spoken to in a while, and talk about issues regarding passion with many people, as Mercury is in romantic Leo.

On the other hand, it’s the hand of God asking us to take a time out and think more deeply about Leo issues of love, romance and dating; as in what needs tweaking and what can we do better, so that after Mercury is done retrograding backwards we have new insights and agreements, are cleaned and spiffed up.

Then Mars in Libra, and afterward in Scorpio, will have better clearance to take off and be able to do what it does best; lift us up to full action for creating healthy passionate and loving relationship experiences. Venus, just out of its own retrograde is also eager to fulfill its purpose and will heave a sigh of relief when Mercury is done putting things on hold, allowing her to completely saturate us with love.

With Mars’ passion in Libra’s sign of relationships; Venus’s love in charming, dazzling, fun-loving flirty Gemini; and Mercury’s communication focusing on the aspects of romantic Leo, the time couldn’t be better for assessing how to truly create great relationships. I’ll throw some sugar in the recipe because the Sun is in Cancer, adding more of the ingredient dealing with people from our past, even past lives; those who we feel like we’ve met or known before, and those who somehow feel like family and want to nurture us.

Another way you may use this soup of tastes is to become Mars in Libra balanced and harmonious about how we Venus in Gemini speak to Sun in Cancer family and revive Mercury in Leo love stronger, especially to a Leo theme of children or healing our own inner child, Cancer-theme of childhood memories. Looking ahead again, when the Sun moves from past and family Cancer into Leo, in about two weeks from now, we’ll come out of Cancer hibernation into the Leo spotlight, which will shine even more brightly on romance and dating for a month from then.

For those already in committed relationships, the times will bring sparkle and sizzle, issues can get ironed out nicely and fun can be had, even having great times with couples you may not have gone out with recently, finding new friends, and including family and kids more.

You can mark your calendars that Mercury starts its romantic Leo backstroke July 14th, though we are already in the first shadow. It doesn’t complete its backtrack to station direct until the bugle sounds reveille rousing us to forward motion again, so Mark this date… late night pacific time Tuesday, August 7, when things really start sparking and firing in all things relationship. Of course, give it some days to get up to full speed ahead again.

To clearly understand the retrograde terms I’m using, enjoy last week’s article, Love and Money Grow. Retrogrades are a household word already, so join the conversation. Knowing what key planets are doing is the difference between driving with your headlights off, out of control, or putting the light on your path, so you can see ahead and steer a smooth, soul-fulfilling ride, enjoying the attractions along the road. Why be in the dark, when you can be in the light that has been gifted to us in the heavenly skies; certainly a passionate, loving, nurturing, communicative guiding relationship from ‘above,’ and As Above So Below. As always, feel free to ask any questions or share insights in the comments section ‘below.’

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is www.goddesstheway.com.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

Most of us think of the planets just moving forward endlessly, but truth be known, except for the Sun and Moon, they all go retrograde, seemingly backwards, for different lengths of time. Sometimes my visual is that of hitching a ride on a star and they pulling us forward in our lives. It may be easier to think of hitching your car to a u-haul truck; the car being your life pulled forward on your path. Sometimes the driver slows down to stop for rest, refreshment and reflection.

Let’s say the driver pulls out from a hotel and gets on the highway. Astrologically, let’s call that drive the shadow. Imagine along that ride the driver had seen many things that you might like but kept driving. Eventually she stopped, deciding to go back (we call that stationing to go retrograde) got fuel and fed you both, then turned around and drove back in the opposite direction on the same highway to investigate what treasures she might find for you, and got several things she deemed valuable for you, which you appreciated.

The drive back is called the retrograde; going back over previous territory. The driver stops/stations again at the hotel where you had begun, in order to turn around, then drives in forward motion again from where she had originally started. That is termed stationing to go direct (at the hotel) and the forward motion again over the same road is also called a shadow.

For those of us who have studied the stars and planets, as I have for over 40 years, we associate love with the planet Venus. Also money and valuables! She has been on this entire retrograde course since entering her first forward motion shadow on April 12th. Venus only does this heavenly backstroke about once every two years. She slowed down to stop/station in mid May, went backwards/retrograde at that time to help you find things of value, and here’s the good news!...

She ceases going backward and stops (as if she’s at the hotel ) to turn around; i.e. stationing direct, slowly at first getting on the ramp to go forward again back on the same highway path she had been on before. That date is NOW…Wednesday, June 27th. You should have some valuables now; i.e. insights worth their weight in gold.

She’ll take some days to pick up full speed again and will return to where she had first turned back after deciding to look again at some things she thought would be good for you. On August 1st. it will be all new road forward again. But the gems are already in hand and you’ll tell your driver to pick up the good stuff as you go along now, so you don’t have to back track. The chaos, confusion and frustration are over!

Specifically, the original start of this particular journey (from the hotel), called the shadow of the retrograde period, was at 8 degrees Gemini. She stopped and turned back having reached 24 degrees Gemini. She got back to the hotel, then started forward again (from the hotel) at 8 degrees Gemini again, (NOW) and will be at the turning point of 24 degrees on August 1st when it’s all new road for you.

Generally after any planet stops retrograding seemingly backwards to start moving forward again (NOW), we have information and insight that we didn’t have before, which is generally crucial in moving forward in our life. In this case it would be about Venus energies; love, money and values. Venus is in Gemini so wherever you have Gemini from 8 to 24 degrees in your chart is where this occurred in your life. For me it affected my areas of publishing, broadcasting, publicity and career. Knowing it is moving forward again now, something or things will start to flourish more than before.

If you write your date of birth, exact time and location in the comments section below, I’d be happy to let you know in what part of your life things will start to pop much better for you, as the days begin to pick up speed. Maybe it’s your home, siblings, parents, romance, your job, income, inner self, etc. Feel free to share any insights you have gained, if you feel conversational. Also in the comments section, from last week’s article I would only need your date of birth to let you know your card of destiny and how that describes you.

The seeming heavenly reason behind all retrogrades is that instead of always pulling us forward in our lives, we are brought back and inward, to go over themes we’ve already experienced and look at them deeper. When it’s Venus, we’re rethinking love and values. We may revisit past relationship themes and realize how we can change our habits and patterns to make a better future on the road ahead.

Same with money. When Venus is retrograde it’s not a good time to make big purchases, but we can think about what we want. What we decide ultimately, may be different than what we thought before the retrograde.

Venus also rules the feminine, desires and beauty. Best not to get a makeover during Venus retrograde, because you may not love it. You may have felt like decluttering, though. Would you agree we might realize more fully that beauty is within and has more depth and meaning than outward looks? Will you go after your desires now that you’ve had time to reflect?

Take the initiative and use your new insights as we go forward now. Clear sailing. Love and money can grow again, Venus having given you time to think more deeply about how to invest your heart, wallet and life in real value.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is www.goddesstheway.com.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

Are you ready to discover the truth about a little known secret regarding our own deck of 52 cards we play games with? Games like gin rummy, solitaire, poker and the like. Hold onto your seat because I’m going to let you in on a long-kept underground revelation. Those cards were created to play games so the deck would last throughout time, but were actually created to track the destiny of life on earth, and everyone who has a life on earth resonates to the meaning of a card in the deck and in this way you can see your path from the past and forward!

 

52 cards corresponds to weeks in our year, 12 royals the months, 4 suits as in weeks in a month as well as seasons in our year, and if you add all the cards they add to 365 with the joker, the number of days in our year. In fact, the Joker is the only major arcana card taken from the Tarot, which originally was 22 major arcana cards. The Joker represents the God card in Tarot.

 

The card system’s true purpose only came to the surface publicly about 120 years ago, and is based on the Ace of Spades. Notice how only the Ace of Spades is decorated, and often is shown on the cover of its package. We are a card based on our date of birth, and we also have a planetary ruling card based on the planet that rules our sun sign.

 

I learned this accurate system years ago, and have thoroughly checked its precision. I use it in every client’s Reading, along with my other esoteric, spiritual tools. Now being the Ace of Spades doesn’t mean that you have sought to know esoteric spiritual mysteries of life. But all Aces love to start projects and are very vested in them or their work. Twos are all about relationships. Threes love variety and can get bored or restless easily so you’ll find them changing experiences or following their curiosity. Similarly, you’ll find fives moving or changing jobs more than most people. There’s a remarkable esoteric reason why!

 

Kings and Queens take the most responsibility in life and work very hard, the only difference is that Queens rule with more compassion. Jacks are the young adults just entering royalty so can find that they get away with deception, or can choose to do great things like the King or Queen. There are 3 cards (and they are not royal or Aces) that are the most likely to be recognized and applauded. Are you one of those?

 

Hearts represent emotions, Clubs look like brain matter and indicate all things informational. Diamonds represent not only money but values. Spades are the wisdom. The planetary ruling card we have gives secondary information about who we were born to be. It is important to know that as well.

 

Now, just as there are 52 cards in the deck, not counting the Joker, we live in 52 day periods, and the count starts the day of your birthday, so each year’s periods are the same. What changes are the cards that appear there. One 52-day period, for instance, is Venus, and will show love, friendship, the feminine and money, while another; Mars, male and passionate energies, perhaps including anger or legal issues. Another, Jupiter, our most expansive and blessed times of good fortune, etc. We also live in 13 year cycles, when our cards change for that longer period. In addition, the ages 44, 45, 52 and 90 are significant for all, and most cards have pinnacle years that vary by card (i.e. age 24 and 69 for the 3 of Clubs).

 

Cards show up in these 52-day time periods indicating types of destiny available, and have different meanings in different periods. It is our free will that determines if we take the high road or the low road. If leading a positive life, it will acknowledge and mirror what is going on!

 

Here’s an example. Before I knew the card system, I started the drive to move to Sedona for my spiritual work, on the very day my 52-day period went into the time each year of enlightenment and raising the bar higher for myself in humanitarian ways. That’s the Uranus 52-day time period. The cards that showed up for me then, were:

 

The King of Hearts in Uranus period  - Strong psychic power, hard work, and leadership in service to others can bring success during this period…Your own psychic powers will be at hand to help you in all that you do.

 

Also Jack of Hearts in the Uranus Period - This is a beneficial influence for giving selflessly of yourself in your work or community/spiritual service. A strong spiritual influence is now present in your life which could inspire you to act with higher integrity or encourage you to make some personal sacrifices. You may have decided to relinquish some part of your personal freedom or individuality, or give up some acquaintances, all in the name of truth and the good of others.

 

Well, that’s exactly what I was doing; leaving family and friends, moving across the country to reach the many visiting Sedona seeking spiritual enlightenment and positive empowerment for their lives.

 

If you’re looking for love, we can see if the Ace, Two, Four or Queen of Hearts shows up and when! Ace of Hearts could also mean a baby. Happily, the cards don’t predict life endings. What are the two cards of the person you’re dating? Do they show up in your year? When is the best timing for something? Once a 52-day time period opens or begins, it stays open, at least for the year till your next birthday, like opening one door in the house that has 7 rooms, every 52 days. We can peek inside before it opens.

 

What card are you, and What’s In The Cards for you? People have been saying that phrase for a long time. How far back does that date? Remember if the deck of cards track destiny of life on earth, and there is a high road or a low road, our personal choices count…and includes the Joker.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is www.goddesstheway.com.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils