Guess what I’m writing about at Thanksgiving time.  My thanks may surprise you, change your life or the way you see.

First, I am so thankful for all of my family whom I adore and consider impeccable in their spirit.

Thankful for happy memories of my mother and father. Though they passed away about two decades ago, I believe they watch, love and guide me.

Grateful to still have my mother’s twin brother in my life. Though fraternal twins, his face now resembles my mother’s, and being male, represents both mother and father to me. He has changed my life.

Though I haven’t traveled to see all of my relatives on the East coast in two years, I am grateful for telephones, cell phones, car phones, cameras, webcams, email and I admit, grateful for facebook. Grateful I have many modes of transportation available to visit them “relatively” soon.

I am thankful for treasured friends, sprinkled around the world, including Paradise Valley and greater Sedona, where I get to enjoy them Thanksgiving. You can friend me on facebook at Rachel Spirit.

Though not currently in a romantic relationship, I am grateful that I enjoy my own company and know I am significant enough, with or without a significant other. That said, I am open to your proposing a getting-to-know-you coffee date, or one with your wonderful brother, father, son, uncle, nephew, cousin, or young-at-heart granpapa.

Thank God for God! Though I can’t physically hug and kiss God, nor my departed family members (including my former husband, also passed on too soon), nor my relatives and other friends thousands of miles away; nor spend these days with the man that made my heart swoon, who’s with someone new, I’m happy for them, and in the imagination God gave me, I feel hugged by all those unseen.

The love of God is always with me, caressing me, whispering true love in my inner ear. It is God who has gifted me with the opportunity to love and feel loved, to love myself so fully, to delight at beauty all around me, to learn and grow, seeing the gifts in challenges, to value what is truly valuable:  health, wisdom, faith, inner peace and of course all forms of love; those intangible things that make us feel like we have so much. Even the seeming tangible things we may take for granted; a cozy blanket as we surrender to sleep. Sleep, itself. Food. Water to drink and clean with, the ability to express ourselves with our God-given talents, and of course, the almighty LOL!

Sure I could focus on what may be perceived as “not so great” around me and the world at large, yet my perceptions choose the positive view. I have learned to read a sacred language that I believe is God’s language and I like its view.

To “hear” God is such a blessing. God speaks to those who have eyes to “see” and ears to “hear;” which can be heard through intuition, and interpreted via watching/reading alignments of our celestial bodies, translated as far back as ancient times. Calendars are based on it, the Farmers’ Almanac publishes it, and you can read Bible quotes on my www.goddesstheway.com website that support it.

We are meant to know what energetic characteristics are available in the bigger picture so we can use our free will to proactively choose positively, rather than just default. Where some “see” and “hear” chaos and breakdown, living in angst and fear, we can also tune in to the unseen, positive overview.

Have you ever watched TV’s Extreme home makeover, where the original home is run down, unhealthy to live in, and infested with rats? Pluto is the heavenly body which exposes what was hidden, what’s toxic and hurts, knocks down what’s wrong like bulldozing the pathetic house, and transforms things to be healed and better.

For the first time in 284 years Pluto went into Capricorn about three years ago, and will stay there for several more years, exposing and fixing Capricorn issues. Capricorn represents the system standards, the authorities, responsibility, hard work, age and wisdom, traditions, customs, and foundations, such as government, politics and politicians, religion’s man-made rules, and the economy, etc.; things we thought were set in stone.

Pluto says, after 284 years it’s time to update outdated, outworn traditions and systems that no longer work for us, bring them current with the times, and make them more humane. Even those matured with age carry more clout now, like a fine wine; 80 is the new 60; 60 the new 40…

Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

Thanksgiving night it’s time for our New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius. Eclipses actually eclipse what has been, and Solar eclipses bring new destiny and fate that builds over 2-3 years. Sagittarian characteristics are happy, optimistic, generous, abundant, love to learn, teach, read, represent foreign cultures, languages, travel, man-made religious and other laws, mind-expanding philosophies, and truth, among other things.

Be grateful, with me, that the time has come when attention is being focused on old traditions which need to be made cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, and that they are, and will continue to be reconstructed.

You are starting to see glimpses of how much better it will be living, not only in a brand new millennium, but a brand New Age well. The Age of Aquarius rules astrology, technology, revolution for truth and freedom, brotherhood, humane personal and planetary treatment, as well as utopian enlightened “new age” consciousness. The millennium is now 2000. Two is peace, love and brotherhood.

Count your blessings every day, not just Thanksgiving day. Rather than see lack, see how much you have. Rather than hear news as bad, listen for the underlying truth.  It’s life changing.

Thank You for reading (what’s on) my mind.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444 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.

Emerson, “Man should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.”

 

Mercury is about to go retrograde early Thanksgiving morning! The winged messenger rules all commerce and communication, including items with moving parts, so it covers our thinking, writing, contracts, mail, emails, phones, computers, cars, etc. Retrograde means retro motion, going back, in the past; also going within. Let’s equate Mercury and the Earth as two trains on parallel tracks close to each other. Mercury may not really be going backward, but our train is going faster at that time, and when you look at the passengers on train Mercury, they all seem to be going backward, don’t they. Read on for full disclosure of an important day to mark on your calendar.

 

Without Mercury’s firm guiding influence ahead of us, helping pull things forward, it’s time to RE:  re-lax, re-think, re-view, etc. See people out of the past pop up, or see if the car or appliance doesn’t act up to point out where something needs to be re-paired, or see if there’s a mail mix-up. I’ve got a couple of personal example stories, below. There is good in everything.

 

It is a great time to vacation, edit your book, and work on your virtue of patience with delays; let things roll off your back. If you must sign an agreement, please re-read it slowly many times, because there may be key errors that would be binding. I’d suggest waiting to purchase Mercury-like holiday gifts until it has moved forward again, which will be at least Dec. 13. Notice what happens otherwise; very likely re-turns and re-placements.

 

Mercury retrogrades three times each year for about three and a half weeks each time. Though it won’t officially be going backwards until a week from now, Thanksgiving morning, what most astrologers may not disclose is that the shadow period is potent, considered just as noteworthy, and that’s where we are now, and have been since about November 5.

 

What is the shadow? Let’s say you’re going to exercise and walk up and down the long hall in your office building. You’re Mercury and the hall is the space in the zodiac sky. Action A is where you start your walk and continue to the end of the hall. Action B is the walking back to where you began Action A. Point A to Point B is called the shadow. Point B, going back over the same space, is the retrograde.

 

The two most intense times of the process are whenever Mercury Stops its forward movement to go Retrograde, at point B, and also when it Moves Forward Again, after retrograding, having returned to Point A again, which we can now also name Point C, where the retrograde has finished. That’s when there are the most intense delays and mix-ups, and include two days before, as well as two days after Point B, Nov. 22 through Nov. 26th; and two days before, as well as two days after Point C,  Dec. 11 through Dec. 15. Slow down and take more personal responsibility for being aware.

 

Once Mercury goes forward again at Point C there is ALWAYS new and crucial information that wasn’t available from Point A to B to C, so if you can, put off making important decisions until that new information shows up after the forward motion occurs, Dec. 13. It will be the missing link needed for that good decision.

 

Here are my real life examples.

 

Years ago I had six weeks to find a home rental and move. I knew that nearly the entire month ahead of me Mercury would be retrograde but had to look, as time was limited. I got to see so much, narrowed down exactly what I wanted, what real values were, and found only three potentials, none of which I really wanted and all required either fixing up or lowering very high cost. Weeks later those answers were not positive, but the very day Mercury went forward again there was a new ad in the paper which had everything I wanted and the price was right. I drove right over, loved it, and the contract was signed.

 

Years later, looking for office space, I found exactly what I wanted, but there was nothing currently available there. I wasn’t in a big hurry, had lots of faith, and knew Mercury was going retrograde within the week, meaning there would be new information once it completed its retrograde in several more weeks, and so I patiently waited, looking no further. The morning it turned forward I phoned and was told a renter had given notice the night before.

 

Do you have a Mercury retrograde story?

 

We like a weather forecast to plan our days under the sun. Rain is crucial too, and has a higher purpose than just a reason to offhandedly complain. So re-lax, re-juvenate, re-think, re-visit, and go within. Mark the date of full disclosure, when Mercury stops retrograding to turn forward early evening Tuesday, December 13. There will be a rainbow for you.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444 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.

Tomorrow, November 10, 2011 we have our once-a-year Full Moon in Taurus. Remember we all have every sign in our birth horoscope so everything I write regards each of us.

Psalms 81:3

"Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon and when the Moon is Full, on the day of our feast."

Full Moons are when we reap the harvest or feast on what we have sown at the New Moon before. They occur when the sun and moon are exactly opposite one another, which can feel like a push/pull. Similar to a tug of war, one side wins, by pulling harder or surrendering. However, we can compromise for a win-win.

Sun has been in Scorpio since October 23 and will be for a couple of more weeks; and the moon is currently in Taurus today, Wednesday, tomorrow for the Full Moon, and through early afternoon Friday. Both of these are money signs. Moon represents emotions and when Full, our emotions are high and there is full (moon) light on a theme; in this case money, for weeks. So watch for the subject of the economy to be played out on the global stage, especially over weeks to come.

With Mercury, the messenger, poised to go retrograde (seemingly backstroking) ideas will be tossed about, reworked, and when Mercury moves forward again, mid-December, we will likely have brand new answers and plans. Planets and signs work individually in our lives as well as globally. Watch for new answers revealed in your own life scenarios mid-December, too!

But Scorpio and Taurus are more than money. Scorpio can be major overhaul by looking deep into the underbelly of a situation to heal it; it exposes secrets, is powerful, intense, focused, and can also be about endings and beginnings, intimate connections, sensuality, and even surgery etc.

Taurus can be penny-pinching yet enjoy luxurious comforts, is also sensual, represents enduring values, quality, stability, and growing things that become greater and more valuable by tending to them patiently over time, like crops, fine wine or antiques. It represents our survival, and our talents. Use yours for income!

Then there’s the subject of 11:11, which I’ve heard rumblings about for decades. We’re in 11 11 now, my friends, eleventh month and year ending in 11. This Friday, the day after the Full Moon, is 11 11 11. It can all be seen as a gateway into the new. Have you noticed that when we get something new, it might seem chaotic in the getting or have taken much effort? Including revolting about worn out traditions to evoke fair practices for humanity, or replace complaining about old structures with getting involved in creating new ones, from personal to worldwide policies. If I had been cheating anyone in any way, then I would have been contributing to the collective consciousness of being cheated, including by bigger powers.

As Michael Jackson’s song lyrics remind us, ‘If you wanna make the world a better place, look at yourself and then make a change. I’m lookin’ at the ‘man’ in the mirror.’

Step out of one lane; 11 (walking between the two 1s) and step into a new path, 11. Could this lane change (or not, your choice, but who can’t find room to do better) be the forerunner of what the tipping point will be for you/us on 12 21 2012? We all count, we’re all accounted for, and held accountable.

Eleven as a number is two ones. Ones mean me, myself and I. Also new beginnings, the initiator, the leader, the inspirer. Eleven also adds to 2, but eleven is a master number, so has a higher frequency than two, thereby we don’t reduce it to two) and eleven means one can do great spiritual things, but the question remains, will you? Double that with 11 11, and triple that this very Friday! Set your reminder tones for 11:00 and 11:11 am.

Two, by the way, is the number of money, peace, the feminine in us all, and love; you and I, no longer just me, myself and I, alone, against the world. We’re in this together. When we entered the year 2000, we entered the millennium of two. I’ve worked with numbers for years; they are sacred and carry energy just like planets, stars and more.

No matter the circumstances presented, are they a quiz to see how we do in response? Scorpio allows us to go deep to heal old wounds with forgiveness. Whom does it really affect if we don’t forgive? Certainly not the other person place or thing, but one’s self. Forgive for the love of you, to free yourself of emotional burdens. And by the way opinion is not the same as judgment. We may forgive yet still be of the opinion that we believe in different behavior. Taurus full moon asks us what do we value? What are our values? What is sustainable? Unconditional, nonjudgmental love to live together in the new Age of Aquarius, where we recognize we are all on this planet together, and what I do affects others. Build something strong with quality. Full Moon ahead. Adjust the rudder and sail gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily; life is but your dream.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444 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 a perfect day for us to create a brand new and great relationship!  My name is Rachel, what is yours? How lovely to meet you.

Stick with me week after week, and you will be surprised how easy it is to understand and read your own intuition, as well as become your own insightful guide. I’ll talk about what it means and how to live a spiritual life; to create inner peace in the midst of challenges, have eyes to see and ears to hear the higher reality versus what you think is real, seen through physical eyes and ears, buying into what “they” say. Yes, miraculous and blissful living is easier than you think, to grasp.

I’ll teach you esoteric languages such as astrology, tarot, our own 52-card deck (yes it carries mystical information all about You), numbers, how to discover past life insight, communicate with loved ones who have passed on from the physical, interpret dreams, and answer questions you ask.   I’ll also take you into my life as I make choices, have experiences, learn, hopefully continue to grow, and respond to challenges. Born in Jersey, I’m not Snooki from the Jersey shore, nor a Jersey housewife, yet this could truly be a virtual reality show with a few ‘Situations!

I won’t be standing on a pedestal, and I am not a G U R U (gee, you are you); simply sharing what I sensed as a child, and what has been revealed to me over the last very many decades, which I put through the “taste and smell tests” of experience, and through the years have solidified a knowing of what works well, and opened many gifts we have all inherited that we just didn’t know we were given.

Some of us didn’t see the gifts under the (forest for the) tree, or been too busy and otherwise engaged, to untie the ribbons yet, to see what was heretofore unseen, but always there.  Who knew or believed in invisible jet lift years ago, or the invisible energy carrying frequency to us through phones, televisions, computers or the internet?

Isaiah 10:26 says ,"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." They carry unseen energies. What (star) sign are you? It’s an outdated greeting, yet I use it to explain that we are all Much more than our Sun (star) sign. It’s really asking in order to know what character/istics one can likely expect in another’s personality. How many times have you asked, or heard asked, something similar to, “I’m a Libra and I’m dating an Aries. Are we compatible?“ NEI is the opposite of TMI. Not enough information. Click your heels, follow me on the yellow brick road to the land of a different kind of doctor oz…the land of aha’s (rhymes with oz), come along Harry and Harriet Potter wizards-in-training of all ages (by the way, age is simply a number that keeps track of how much time we have had experiences on earth; not a grim timekeeper), we’ll go deep into the Scorpio investigative research, into the secret realms of life’s loving magic revealed and demystified now to You!

Every year at this time new Scorpios are born and others celebrate their birth. But did you know that each one of you have Scorpio in your birth astrology chart? Your birth horoscope is a snapshot of what the sky looked like when you inhaled your first earthly breath. Imagine the sky to be like a pie made into twelve slices. Each slice is called a house. Each house represents one of the twelve zodiac signs. So your horoscope not only shows where every planet in the sky was at that moment, but what sign each planet was in.

You may not be a Scorpio sun (star) sign, but you may communicate and think like a Scorpio if Mercury, the winged messenger, was in Scorpio when you were born. Private, not easily revealing personal feelings, quiet perhaps, with an interest in crime shows or vampires, just to give some examples. If Venus was in Scorpio, you could be very sensual, loyal to a fault, going through the rabbit hole with Alice on her transformative journey into the Scorpio underworld, and be there at every turn so she is not alone, in fact paying all the bills until she re-emerges from the deep.

Every planet and sign have many traits and one Scorpio may be worlds different than another. Not only because we have to take into account all of their other birth planets, signs, degrees and their potential explanations, but each planet and sign have dual characteristics. We can choose the fork in the road via our free will; to take things into positive characteristics, perception and direction, or default into negative, however, there is no right or wrong. What you may judge as bad, may actually be a valuable learning experience. The way I read and teach tarot is always positive and empowering; never scary, as I believe we can be guided out of negatives, or to see the positive, and change perception from being a negative. In tarot, the Queen of Cups is Scorpio. Scorpio is a water sign, cups represents water, water represents emotion, “they” say we are 90% water (therefore emotion), and there is beautiful blue water at her feet, as she focuses intently on what is right in front of her, focus being another Scorpio trait, and positive focus heals emotions.

How will you use Scorpio themes, which are with us until Tuesday morning, November 22? It always takes us through Halloween; when the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest. Boo. Ghosts. Skeletons. Time to transform yourself like a snake sheds its skin; it doesn’t die, it has a new skin ready to go. What about death itself? If we’re made of energy, and energy can’t be killed, only transformed, then is there a new type of “skin” ready to go? More on that another day.

On Hallowed Evening, did you wear the costume of a princess or shaman?  It’s okay to pretend you’re evil as it’s only a costume for a holyday, and maybe you’re so nice all the time you need to get in touch with your unexpressed anger through a mask, just to seem to say, “don’t cross me.” Or do you secretly want to wield power over others and control them? You get what you give, so if you’re not happy with daily life, look at your own actions and take a little time looking inside with a bright light, magnifying glass and a dental tool to scrape out old hurts from hard-to-reach places, that you may still be reacting to, though outdated. It’s your perceptions; we can transform them, so let’s, as they effect our physical life, here and now. Live, love, laugh. Never outdated.

Love from Rachel

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444 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.