Here it is.  The Holy Days are upon us. Ho Ho Holy. How to keep from becoming roly poly? Let us pray from our soul. Or will we prey. The food is not for preying upon. Or is it? Is the better thought, let us not stalk the candy; let us instead feed upon the stalks of celery?

I was surprised to see that this year Sedona has put out large imitation candies at the roundabouts. I don’t remember seeing those in previous years. Were they there? They look so sweet.

Really, is this holy season about the food and sweets? Have we forgotten the spiritual meaning of christed (meaning of God, of any faith) consciousness?

Do the kids come or go home for the food and presents? What about the presence of love we want to return to; in the bosom or womb of that connected feeling to significant others. The real gift.

That is naturally wholesome sustenance and nourishment. People who carry extra weight will often express that without sufficient feelings of being loved, food  surely tastes very fulfilling to their heart. And the more the merrier.

Now on the other hand, if we take both bits of information and put them together like chocolate and peanut butter, we may have something greater than each individually.

Some say the way to the heart is through the stomach. Here’s a powerful one-two punch (as in spiked punch). Make the great comfort food, and give hugs for appetizers, snacks, dessert and party favors.

Have we become a social media society? The only way we know to be social any longer seems impersonal. Texting, facebook, twitter, skype, etc? Have we forgotten the expanded heart feeling we get from an actual handwritten communication or physical touch?

Instead of kissing the screen, are we able to actually kiss lips? Are we covering our fear of intimacy with internet intimacy? No one has to experience each others’ vulnerabilities in being close, if we are pretending to be Brad and Angelina.

Letting our real selves be exposed is what can bring love to our lives. We may be creating superficial, fantasy lives and living lies. Most of all, we’re missing out on true hugs and kisses, true experiences of the most ultimate, intimate and fulfilling feelings.

Make that commitment to return home for the holy days. First return home to yourself in being authentic. Realize your hunger for real people.

Maybe mom was not a hugger or very empowering to you and your siblings, but you can show the way. Hug her till she sparkles so much inside that she becomes inspired to partake, herself. Maybe she was treated coldly and needed desperately to be hugged, herself.

Instead of starving ourselves every day to be thin and outwardly appealing, eat those comfort foods at gatherings surrounded by important people to us, and notice how fulfilling food can be. It can actually make us feel so darn good, that we want to reach out and connect with warmth. Warm tummy, warm heart?

Between food love and human love, we may come out the other side of the holy days feeling more nourished than ever before. Those extra pounds will come off within a few days, but you will be born again.

Isn’t that what holy days are for? How sweet it is.

Virtual kisses and hugs. Until we virtually meet and hug it out!

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Astrology, also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

Alright. There is one day set aside every year for us to remember what we are grateful for.

Really?

Well, some people need that special day to be set aside because they are continually grumpy and complain a lot. Do they really change because of that day? That would be nice.

Is there a relative or someone with whom you identify as having that ‘never good enough’ gene? Do you spend Thanksgiving with them? Do you wish to make an impact on them somehow?

No matter whose home the gathering is in this year, how about asking the host to allow you to put a little paper and pencil at every place setting.

Before the turkey and dressings arrive at the table, ask everyone to write what they HAVE in their life that they take for granted, such as a roof over their head, transportation available to them, some parts of their health that are working well. Three things; i.e. socks, a brush, running water, someone to invite them for Thanksgiving dinner, and the like.

After turkey, we get sleepy and if we have filled our mind with delight, our dreams will be sweet.

If you read this column after Thanksgiving, how about doing it at the dinner table this week. If you eat alone, do it yourself.

In fact, how about doing it every night at dinner. Put something on the table where you eat to remind you of gratefulness. If you eat on a snack table, a sticker of some sort.

Do you have stomach or digestive problems? An attitude of gratitude allows us to digest food well.

If you don’t journal or keep a diary, keep your little papers of gratefulness in a shoebox and review them on New Year’s Eve. Date them and you will, in fact, have a blessing of memories. Maybe one day you’ll write a book from them!

Life and relations with people have biorhythms. When in a cycle that asks us to buck up and seek to return to happiness, it helps to have a bundle of gratefuls at the tip of our mind.

I’m grateful that you take the time to read the thoughts that run through My mind.

This might be a busy week for you, too, perhaps traveling, shopping, cooking, so you may be glad today’s article is short.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Astrology, also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

Today’s article can bring you into a deepest knowing and experiencing of astrology, because I desire for you to have a meaningful, potentially life-changing insight this week.

First, please remember that you are SO much more than how your sun sign’s characteristics might describe you. Every one of us, in fact, has every single sign of the zodiac within our make-up. So don’t just listen for mentions about your sun sign as you will miss out.

Every year from the third week of October to the third week of November the Sun makes its pass through the zodiac section of Scorpio. Not only is the sun’s spotlight on Scorpio’s characteristics, shining these traits throughout our psyche, but this year the Sun has many friends sitting at the same ‘table’ with him.

The gang’s all here and they are ganging up to make something memorable. Mercury is the messenger and in Scorpio is now also our deepest soul-searching thinking cap. Secrets will be too challenging to hide and we’re in communications about our guilts and shames. Yay, how else can we heal if we keep them hidden and hurting us.

Venus, ruler of self esteem and love, has us intensely desiring to go through Scorpio’s hoops to be more sensually intimate. That, in itself brings out the deep loving sentiments of desire that are often beyond our control to inhibit. It brings us closer to each other, having also exposed our sores and bruises, letting others deeper inside our souls.

Saturn the taskmaster, is also in Scorpio, and has been for over two years. It only enters a zodiac sign once every 29 years, lasting for two and a half years. Saturn is like the boot camp sergeant. Makes us work hard and get into tip top shape. We may not like getting up at 3 am or hike three miles in the noonday sun, but it makes us strong, powerful, disciplined and grown up. Folks that’s Saturn.

With Saturn in Scorpio the challenging tasks are to dig deep into our subconscious and look at those blockages of guilt and shame that we buried. They’re never really buried. Unless we remember we are not the stories of hurt, but that we are the always perfect human, available to experience the exquisite lights of the miraculous, loving God energy, we live in falsehood.

We are pure, we are innocent, we are humans. Human, in a dense location on earth, where we come to work our way out of density, to remembering our true heritage. Forgive yourself, and remember we are mostly all forgetting that innate innocence. Things we do and say, things that have occurred, are all from false selfhood.

When we make decision after decision to live from that divine light we truly are, we will take responsibility to love ourselves and equally everyone else as we’re all made from the same source.

In that way, nothing hurtful you have done, nor anything another has done, has any hold any longer. We clearly notice the innate love, joy and peace that we really ARE. 

Scorpio is the healing sign. With Saturn there, he will make certain we come out of boot camp, a grown man and woman. Mature, having done the hard work. Scorpio rules death and rebirth. Be born again.

THEN, there is the Moon. She will pass through the zodiac constellation Scorpio where the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are, starting Wednesday night, Nov. 19, through to early morning Saturday, Nov. 22.

That, my friends, means that half of our heavenly bodies are in one sign…SCORPIO. Do you think we are supposed to be doing intense healing right now?

Well, the moon rules our emotional state and what type of characteristics we will be intently feeling. You got it.  Intimacy, secrets, hurts, healing and transformation. Scorpio also rules power and control.

If you decide to compete and be more powerful and controlling, it might be lonely and empty. People will follow your lead if you also empower them. Really, would you follow someone hurtful? Co-operation. God gave us free will; why would you think it works well otherwise.

So you’ve got the skinny on what’s happening in our lives right now. Don’t just think its you. Use your free will to heal. You will find your personal power thrusts and bursts forward, allowing you to feel God in you. At peace with the rhythms of life no matter where your sails take you.

Are you curious to know when Saturn, the hard teacher, will leave Scorpio for good? It’s like a gift for the holy days; Tuesday, December 23! (It will come back for a little visit in the Summer, just to check on us before kissing us goodnight, however.)

That brings me to happy, dancing Sagittarius. When Saturn leaves Scorpio it prances into fun-loving, optimistic Sag for the next two and a half years. 

But more currently, the Sun will glide out of Scorpio into the sign of the archer, Sagittarius, Saturday, Nov. 22nd for a nearly 30-day stay. Whoopee, after the deep cleansing mud bath of our soul, we feel free. They say angels can fly because they take things lightly.

Scorpio can tend to hold on obsessively, expect betrayal, expect deep hurt, but with this intense firing squad of heavenly bodies, can also shoot it out of us.

Ruling the sex organs and elimination system in our bodies, we can release the ‘crap’ and reach the loving depths two people, in unconditional love, can attain. to replace and fill where there were former blockages. A lover, a mother, a friend, anyone will do.

Sagittarius rules the higher wisdom of the spiritual teaching icons we treasure, replacing resentment  and prejudice with open hearts for all. Sag loves to be generous, knowing that as sparks of the God light, we are already abundantly provided for. We’ll see it when we don’t live via our doubts. Give and you shall receive.

On that same day, Saturday, November 22 we have our once-a-year New Moon in Sagittarius. New Moons start from hardly being seen in the the sky, then grow slowly bigger until becoming a Full Moon.

It asks us to plant something (like we do in the earth’s soil) and take care of it, then watch it grow to manifest.

In Sagittarius, if you have been desiring to learn something new, put out your feelers; make those calls, research on the internet. Sagittarius also likes to teach. If you have been thinking of giving classes, also throw out your seeds. Reach those people potentially interested.

Sagittarius also rules publishing. Have you written that book, blog, magazine or newspaper article? Find a publishing outlet.

Also ruling long distance travel, and foreign cultures, perhaps get your passport in order, or book that flight. Sagittarius is the time frame in which we have created Thanksgiving, and it is literally the time of year to count our blessings. In fact the more we are grateful, the more we receive. That is a natural law, and Sag also rules laws.

One month after Sun goes into Sag, and the New Moon in Sag, Saturn will enter Sagittarius. The gift from Saturn is that if we have already done the work, we get the GIFT early!!!

Take this week to do the Scorpio digging. You may find gems that were lost treasure. Find someone you trust, to listen to your story. Be willing to listen to another and withhold judgment. Judge and you will be judged. 

In the Tarot, the Judgment card shows people awakening from a long dark sleep  in a coffin;  the angel’s trumpet rising them out of the dark. Hurts; guilt and shame can cause us become emotionally or physically ill (being dis-eased –not at ease) self-creating a slow death to escape our and others’ very hurtful judgments.

You are, by the messengers of God, called to free yourself. NOW. Love being courageous enough to bare your soul. The freeing feeling is how we are all supposed to live. Breathe free. It is your true soul’s signature.

Hugs are free too. Ask for one. Give freely.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Astrology, also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

I’ve become a reality show star. What a whirlwind. The last time I felt this busy was April. I was called back to a second audition for a proposed reality show, while prepping to go out of town for about 12 days, and all that entails.

 

Besides giving Readings, I was working on arranging interviews with Gregg Braden and the CEO of Heartmath who were coming to town, planning gifts of attendance and badges for friends, etc.

 

I was scripting and starring in my own weekly Sedona New Age Show. Writing these spiritual newspaper blogs…There was much more, but not to bore you, let it be said…overload. And the trip was a bit much. Overboard!

 

On my return, the day I set foot back in the locale of my office, I met a man who is now my boyfriend for over 5 months, to date. Taking on a boyfriend added a lot; learning about each other and making adjustments in life.

 

He’s very handsome, so those around me who already knew him, already desired him. Life became full of new things for me; the joy of romance, but also jealousy about me, gossip about me, and seeming paparazzi snooping for any detail about us.

 

In the beginning it was, why is he with Her? She’s not as pretty as me. I’m younger, I’m sexier. Ooh, we heard they went to Vegas. Did they sleep in the same room? Same bed? They aren’t together today, does that mean there are problems?

 

They Still pursue him, luring with their gifts and sensual advances, hoping he’ll change ships any day now… Wow, now they’re living together?!

 

I found out what it’s like to be on a reality show, without being on a reality show, and talked about, every day, as if I was the subject of “E’ Entertainment News. He did not want to be on a reality show, and I realized I didn’t want that either; for all to presume, gossip, pry and make up stories about us. We’re just like any other couple, and most happy privately.

 

In fact, we moved in to a beautiful house together and the neighbors picked up our scent. More paparazzi? There I was on moving day, with little sleep. I had shed weight and been working out, so wanted to partake in carrying boxes and going up and down the stairs, like the guys. Including the weeks of packing, I was aching and in pain. To top it off, I took ibuprofen on an empty stomach and got tummy distress too.

 

Thank goodness he and my close friends, moving us in, treat me like a valuable commodity and decided to take a break for us to eat, relax, and remove my aches and pains. Just then, a lovely woman from our new street, came around our traveling ‘show,’ wanting to meet any one of the moving party.

 

She found her way to me, the female of the entourage, utterly exhausted in the car as I pulled up to the house with another load. Too tired to want to move, yet she wanted to get her first impression of me then.

 

Geez, I hardly remember saying hello, nice to meet you, let alone remember her name. So full of challenges the massive work a move-in takes, I could have made a truer impression of my self, if left to choose when that would be best.

 

Was her intention of coming over, to size us up and form an opinion, or simply bring her good heart to extend her welcome? I hoped she understood that was not the best time, and didn’t feel I wasn’t warm enough. I was so diminished, and it seemed the paparazzi was glaring at our worst time, with little sleep, overwhelmed, overly hungry, pressed for time, not feeling well, and exhausted, dragging with little pep.

 

If he and I attract attention, presumptions and gossip, who’s to say when and if that will stop. Do we create publicity and drama? Are we reality stars? Seems so. Even in Vegas we were stared at, as if celebrities. We could hardly believe it! 

 

But the accent is on reality. We may simply be reflecting real life. Please notice we are real. Real as in reality. We will bicker sometimes, like anyone, but with the intention of desiring to grow our souls through awareness we agree to bring each other.

 

I hope we can be seen as people to emulate, in our heartfelt intentions striving to be good, with elevated principles. And hope the ‘fascination and curiosity’ that follows us, ultimately helps others look at their own motivations and actions.

 

We have been in our house for a while now, and though still the new main act on the block, I’ve learned that they care about us and see the good we give. Nice to know we have supportive fans.

 

Here we come Hollywood. I would like to thank God and everyone for tuning in and watching us. It continues to make us accountable to ourselves, each other, and you, to act from our highest motivations.

 

Everyone is a celebrity. Put the paparazzi camera on yourself and shine your best to others. When you can’t live up to others’ perfection expectations, remember we live in reality. We can only do the best we can. It’s up to us to think the best and highest of people. It’s too easy to want to diminish others.

 

Meantime, don’t believe gossip. Have eyes to really see and ears to really hear. Let the light shine through you. You are a star too. What light are you shining through your ‘character?’

 

Receive your award/reward from the Higher academy of dramatic arts, and begin writing your acceptance speech for your great work.

 

This year we will dress as Cleopatra and The Pharaoh on Halloween. Who will you be, Really, under your mask and costume?

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with inspirational guidance via loving Tarot, Astrology, a 100% accurate, very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and Local Resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

Did you ever square dance? Change your partner. Dosey Doe. I used to love square dancing. In summer camp the girls camp and boys camp would be bussed to a big barn for square dancing. If there was someone you liked, you would be certain to get to link arms, smile and look into each others’ eyes.

 

We’ve all heard the saying, “the only thing that’s constant is change.” So when it shows up, why are we surprised? We travel back in time to visit our old neighborhood. Boy has it changed. When I did that six years ago, I missed seeing all the kids that I grew up with. We’re living all over the world now.

 

My childhood family lived at the end of a long street. The first part of the street was what we called the old houses; with character and lots of trees. I still like old homes. Then the street became new houses. Literally brand new.

 

There were little trees, just planted. I loved that neighborhood because every new home, and there were more than 20, had kids for my brothers and I to play with. We lived at the dead end where the games we played were right in our circle.

 

My male friend was Jay, with the big fenced back yard two doors away and a tree house. I had a half crush. Later, Johnny became my boyfriend. Stephanie was my best friend. We’d be driven to the big store to walk around and have a soda. There were no malls then. 

 

Since childhood I hadn’t seen her until 2 years ago. Facebook enabled us to talk and notice we would both be in LA the same week. What a treat to spend a bit of time her again.

 

My boyfriend and I are moving into a house together this week, and the inevitable is occurring. Lots of packing, throwing things away, donations to Goodwill and the Humane Society. Finding things too. Woo hoo!

 

Change is generally a move forward in life, right? Sometimes it doesn’t look that way; but if you look closer or back on it, you will always see it helped us move forward ultimately. Even the ones you may still hold disdain for. Please, look back and see why you called it forth in your life. How did you grow yourself through it? Did it show you your own strength, give you reason to call forth your own power or self-esteem? If you hold on to anger or hatred, you won’t change or lighten your load.

 

This house has so many of the things I’ve wanted. In fact my boyfriend has so many of the traits that I’ve wanted. Who knew? We always say focus on what you want. I’m living proof it comes. Are you? If not, notice what your thoughts are!

 

I’ve also changed myself. Not only shedding ,so far, 32 pounds, but also working on fine-tuning other worn-out traits of mine. Him, too. That’s what having a mate does. We must work on ourselves. Notice that?

 

I put in a change of address, change with all the utility companies, we’ll be changing neighbors, you name it. We won’t have to share a bathroom in the morning, getting ready for work. The dog will have her own fenced yard.

 

Hiring carpet cleaners, window cleaners and housekeepers to put the previous home in tip-top shape has added to the long to-do list, which includes so many more details for change. Hey if you’ve ever changed your home location, you know, don’t you? Everything has a silver lining. See how much I can handle and still smile, laugh and enjoy being patient and kind?

 

Hello new neighbors. Hope we can play together in the circle our houses surround. Just like my childhood circle. My flight lands very soon. I might be jet lagged, though the destination is just around the corner!  I expect smooth sailing. See you soon with an open heart.

 

Expect smooth sailing through the winds of change, the landing to be soft; and the new destinations exciting.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Astrology, also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

Are things changing with you too?  Well, first, you may have read weeks ago that I am in a relationship.  Four whole months now. That is a big change in my life.

 

Throughout these months I have been inspired to work out at the gym and change my food choices, resulting in 27 pounds shed.  I look different. Being with another person also evokes other changes within myself.

 

Recently, one of the places I lease in town, raised my rent. Days later, without knowing my situation,  a friend told me about another place where I could lease for less. I will be looking into that situation over the next weeks, and deciding. 

 

The other morning I was giving an introductory talk to a large group of guests at one of our most prestigious resorts, which I have been doing every other week, and next thing I know, comes a text from the man in charge, that the venue is being discontinued for an unknown amount of time.

 

I immediately responded that I would, then, shift my talks to their other establishment across town, which hosts a similar venue, and am in preliminary stages of seeing if that will come to fruit.

 

Six weeks ago the washing machine at home went on the blink and week after week the serviceman brought the wrong parts. Eventually we received a different washer and dryer. The noises from it are weird and often disturbing, though it is a newer model. But it’s laughable and doesn’t last long.

 

Two days later I learned from my property management company which represents the owner of the home I have resided in for four years, that the owner needs to sell it as soon as possible, so I must begin a search for the new, and start packing at the same time.

 

Immediately that afternoon, I began looking online at available rentals in Sedona, and after time in my office working, began driving to see the outside of several places.

 

Following day, it was arranged that I look inside one of the properties and it would work for me; not excite me but would be almost 90% like my home now, just a little different.

 

Next morning, I hear from the assigned broker, whom I know, that she has been given ‘my’ home to get sold, and mentioned she may have an interested investment buyer from out of town.  It might work out tomorrow!

 

Through it all, I have ridden the waves and by my own philosophy of life and inner peace, adjusted calmly and with higher understanding, thereby staying patient and not budging off of my chosen kind and optimistic demeanor as I discuss all of these things with the various messengers.

 

Ride the winds of change in your life with ease. Perhaps these are quizzes to see how we’re doing, by a higher power. It’s all good and the winds can sweep us into more wonderful experiences ahead. Set your own sails and be the higher power within yourself to keep smooth sailing within your spirit.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Astrology, also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.