The 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival has been going on. Usually people are walking on the Red Rocks path ways here, year round, and no matter how many visit Sedona at one time, the rocks are still never crowded, considering the vastness of Sedona’s trails and unbelievable views. 

 

In these ten days of visitors from all over the world peppering Sedona to see incredible films and documentaries, it’s kind of funny to see the actual sidewalks full of people. Walking from their resorts to their restaurants, and their movie theatre, as we have eight theatres in small-town Sedona.

 

Do you think we Sedona residents like films?... with eight theatres in our very small town? Actually we have even more locales to view films and stage performances. Yes, Sedona is home to a multitude of creative minds and hearts; from all modalities of art, music and film, and Hollywood legends, icons as well as those whose names aren’t on the tip of our minds, live here.  

 

We’re close enough, even by car, to  Palm Springs and ‘Hollywood’ without almost daily freeway snafus or accidents, pretty much crime free, fresh mountain air, the scenery movies are made of, and an underlying presence of spirituality, mystical wonder, and peace.

 

Sedona inspires creation. The spiritual souls of mankind are filled with God’s magnificent inspirations, and to live amidst natural art, everywhere we look in Sedona, evokes magical feelings that energize living itself. We can never encompass every awesome sight available to us.

 

Every nuance of the sun or clouds paints a new picture that evokes a larger breath in, stimulating our bliss. You may know that Sedona was the famous backdrop for so many iconic movies of the old west. 

 

I was walking from my car to one of our theatres the other day during the Film Festival and noticed a man dressed in all black, with a lot of black hair, walking to likely the same place as I.

 

Without typecasting a type, my natural thought was that he was involved in a film, perhaps from Los Angeles, where many films are made and brought to Sedona, if chosen from thousands, to have a showing. Over the years I’ve seen many people dressed in all black during Film Festival days, and made the same supposition …a Hollywood type. 

 

Coming from the New York City area, myself, I’ve come to notice those in the TV, music and film industry wear a lot of black. I, myself, like to wear black. Sometimes I sparkle like glitter similar to those on the red carpets because I grew up around the show biz glitz arena. If you’ve followed me, you have read that I was a recording artist, etc. But I also like Color, whether soft or bold, and creatively inspired pattern and design.

 

Turns out I was right. After the film that I had been walking over to the theatre to watch, he was introduced as the creator. Turns out he was also the main character (I hadn’t seen his face). In the film he stated that creativity doesn’t come from logic but from what’s beneath the surface. It was a film about relationships and making film, and we were able to notice that some of his camera nuances mirrored what came from deeper thoughts and feelings bubbling to the surface from relationship experiences.

 

Pay attention to what’s beneath your surface. That’s what shows in our actions, though we may not know what motivated certain behaviors in our self and others. An actor often says to the director, what’s my motivation in this scene, before he portrays his character. The writer already took the time to think about what lays deep, to have laid out the book or screenplay.

 

For years now, into adulthood, I have come to realize that examining my motives, either before or after a situation, helps me know myself better and tweak a happier, healthier-minded me. What was my part in a scene’s drama, what can I learn from the movie I write, star in and produce? Who plays a part and why?

 

One of the perks of the Film Festival is that usually the players; producer, director, stars, speak to us from the stage, afterward, answering questions.  I wanted to stay and listen to him yet I was called to take part in my own movie. My own video production show co-stars texted, could I take a spontaneous meeting to prepare for the next day’s shooting.

 

I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

You can View Rachel’s TV Show, The Sedona New Age Show, from her website www.goddesstheway.comwhere you can also find her upcoming local classes, classes for purchase, daily astrological guidance, Bible quotes 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 consultation is spiritually insightful with guiding inspiration via loving Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers. Local resident, phone and skype rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 


Some of you are working your little butts off; whether hard labor or tons of mind stuff. On top of that, you’re literally sweating, or sweating nervously for approval of your work or other efforts.

 

Some, in the midst of this busyness are juggling personal issues weighing on the heart; perhaps waiting for calls about a loved one facing challenge, a child needing to be picked up from school for behavior, your people delayed with snow at the airport, or just feeling exhausted or under the weather.

 

Will you be willing to shut down at least for a minute or more? That’s what sleep is for. Our heavenly creator gives us little choice but to surrender and shut down, hoping we will rest and be reinvigorated from eight hours of turning off. It’s also when solutions come to us in otherworldy dreams.

 

In the midst of waking hours we can surrender and put ourselves on a sort of sleep mode, too. If you get 15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon of a full-time job (which you should be legally receiving from your employer), head for the break room and lay down with your eyes closed. You will be surprisingly refreshed after your break.

 

While relaxing, make efforts to turn off your mind. Be assured what you need to know and remember will still be there after your shut down. Some chant silently Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, others Om, or Hu, or Om Mani Padme Hum over and over to counter usual sentences we are desiring to silence for a rest.

 

The aim is to be quiet inside. In between sentences. which are attempting to continue in your inner mind, notice the silence and nothingness in the spaces. A goal is to stay there…in the quiet. Let the spaces expand. Soon the words will get the picture and take a break too. You are in charge and they will only quiet if you coerce them to silence.

 

It may seem counter to a productive day, especially if you believe you must stay on top of things. You will find, however, that giving yourself permission to shut down, recharges you as if you had sleep. Once you open your eyes and start up again, your mind and body become more alive and running with all systems go, versus feeling overstimulated or taxed before.

 

In the rest time an actual answer may pop into the quiet. With heavenly Spirit always awake within our selves, it may take quieting your own monkey mind to hear divine mind.

 

If a mantra isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps an affirmation, like everything works out beautifully for the highest good. Or sing yourself a favorite lullaby in your inner ear, imagine loving Spirit holding and rocking you to peace and faith, a beloved ancestor spiritually stroking your head and whispering how loved you are.

 

Don’t get break time?  Make time. Perhaps the rest room is really made for rest. TMI? Why would it be called Rest room?

 

You can even sit where you are, anywhere, and change your mind. Take a breath and shut down your mind. Feel barren of thought. Allow no thought in willingly. Affirm I am refreshing, reinvigorating, knowing inspirations flow to me in divine timing. Just observe what is going on around you without judgment, stop and really see, and be grateful for the beautiful flowers, wind on your face, bird chirping in mystery, picture on the wall, money in your pocket, the health that you have, simply noticing that you are alive, alive with endless possibily, and that you are… love.

 

You are one with the quiet still small voice that says Know That I am God (God being peace, grace and love).

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s TV Show, The Sedona New Age Show, on her website www.goddesstheway.comwhere you can also find her upcoming local classes, classes for purchase, daily astrological guidance, Bible quotes 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. Enjoy your positive, empowering, healing Reading in Sedona, or by phone or Skype. Each accurate consultation is spiritually insightful with guiding inspiration via positive and empowering Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers. Local resident, phone and skype rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 


Yes, it really is my birthday. Well, not as I write this, but hopefully it will be published for you to read on February 7. It’s interesting, isn’t it, how our date of birth holds a magical feeling for us?

 

 Unless you don’t like your birth date, but I would imagine that is a low percentage of people. Is it because of age? What a gift to be living long. Each moment can turn a new corner, unexpectedly, and bring new love, a new child born to the family, a new friend, a reuniting, the dream job, freedom from a chronic issue, you name it.

 

 Remember just as electricity moves up and down through the air, we have biorhythms and if you feel down, up is next.

 

 Why do I like birthdays? Because people show they care, by saying so, calling, emailing, carding, phoning, gifting or surprising. It can be sprinkled with fairy dust. But even if not, I know it’s a special date to me and I sparkle inside.

 

 I can’t expect people to remember my birthday, they have their own lives and busyness to live. Especially if it’s males. Isn’t it usually the females that mark calendars and reach out?

 

 Since now you know I was born on February 7, do you also know that it is that time of year when the Sun is always located in the zodiac piece of the sky that is called Aquarius?  In this day and age most everyone living in civilized conditions knows their sun sign. What’s your sign? That was the saying of the time years ago when meeting a potential date in a social situation.

 

 Back in the day, before then, hardly anyone knew their sun sign. And that wasn’t too long ago. Before the computer, cell phone and such. Would you agree that finding out someone’s sun sign gives you a peek into some characteristics that person may be influenced by? For instance, Aquarians can be interested in things that are unusual, unique and ahead of the time. Astrology, for instance.

 

 A Pisces may be an avid movie watcher, artistic and sensitive. Aries may be spontaneous and competitive. Taurus likely interested in financial security, ownership and touch. Gemini will tend to be very communicative and juggle many things at once. Can You attach traits to zodiac signs? You can take these and play with it. Ask your nephew or uncle when he was born, or what sun sign he is, because I’ll bet he already knows. Tell him you’re playing with it, list a characteristic or two and see if he agrees.

 

 Cancer loves home, mother and family. Leo exhibits pride and tends to stand out. Virgo is detail and service oriented. Libra all about beauty, harmony and relationships. Scorpio exudes intensity and sensuality. Sagittarius loves to travel and learn, while Capricorn is serious and hardworking.

 

 Do you agree? If not, then keep in mind astrology is more than your sun sign. Moon sign is Really who you are as an emotionally instinctual being. Mercury how you think and communicate. Venus how and what you love, Mars what stimulates and motivates you, etc.

 

 We can think of every moment as a new birth moment, every day like springtime, in that we don’t have to wait for New Year’s Day or our birthday for changing and upgrading our selves.

 

 However on your birthday, you take on a new number. Add month and day to the numbers of the year, so for me, 2 and 7 and 2 and 0 and 1 and 4 makes the new year’s number for me a 7. Each number gives insight into what kind of year it will be. One is new beginnings, two partnership or love, three communication, four things become solid, five brings exciting changes, six new perceptions and answers come, seven is spiritual; God has the wheel, eight is power and money, nine letting go of outworn things.

 

 One more thing, the moment the sun revisits the same degree and minute of the zodiac sign where it was when you were born; in my case 18 degrees and 40 minutes Aquarius, …is the Actual time of your birthday every year. Your birthday may actually occur a day before or after what you think it is. So some years my actual birthday is on Feb. 6 or 8th. I was born at night, but this year my birthday occurs early in the morning on the 7th, because that is when the sun is at 18 degrees and 40 minutes Aquarius.

 

 In some countries the birthday person makes the party and brings the food and drink. I’ll be sharing an Aquarian party with a friend from this tradition and we will provide the fun for our guests.

 

 So happy birthday, this year. This information is my gift to you.

 

 Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

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It was about 6 am and the home phone rang. Who would call at that hour? Was it family with timely news? No baby was in anyone’s belly so... Hello? I said from bed, and didn’t sound asleep or sleepy; that was good.

 

It was a male with a firm and fully awake speaking voice. Is this Rachel? Was this a solicitation call at this hour? Yes?…..  Rachel, and he went on to apologize if he woke me up (maybe I did not sound awake after all). As he continued, he explained that he was calling desiring an appointment for a Reading by skype for he and his wife.

 

I asked where he was calling from, so as to be ready to point out that if he was on the east coast, it was 2 hours earlier here. Six a.m., or even 8 a.m. is earlier than the proper etiquette I was raised to follow: no phone calls earlier than 9 am wherever the person lived, and no later than 8:30 pm unless otherwise agreed upon. He replied, and I realized he was calling from clear across the world. I mentioned what time it was and let the time talk go.

 

I got out of bed and walked to the computer and desk in another room to look at my appointment book. We discerned the time difference between us. It was late evening where he was, but asked if 2 hours from then was possible.  Still would only be 8 am by me, so oooh, noop; those who know me, know I choose to sleep through 8 am, with little exception. We set for a better time for me, he agreed, and I got their information for skype, emails and their dates of birth.

 

I use birth dates as an invaluable tool to know people well without knowing them, from their past life emotional influences, to how they think, what they desire, how and who they love, what they are passionate about and motivates them to action, as well as career and life lessons, etc., etc.  I can also know what is going on in their life, and what changes may be coming up. I prepare this before every Reading.

 

Back to bed for now, though. I would call my concierge later to let her know about my appointment, but even she wouldn’t be working for several more hours yet. Did I mention this was Sunday? The day people generally sleep even later than work week days?

 

Ah the bed, pillow and blankets. Yummy heaven, but wouldn’t the agreed time be too early for him? Phone rings again. I didn’t need to be intuitive to know who was calling. Could we reset the time for later than we’d agreed, he asked.  We worked it out.

 

Early evening came time to do my consultation with the young husband and wife from overseas. I turned on the computer and skype, adjusted the camera lens perched atop the screen, and was ready.

 

I saw this lovely youthful man and wife on screen; and talked with them one at a time for their personal questions and situations. I will change the names to protect the innocent. All Readings are confidential; no names divulged or any way of connecting situations with people.

 

I also say innocent because they were each individually very wide open people, with beautiful hearts that had been hurt. And innocent, I say again, because they have not retaliated from suffered injustices; simply were asking how to find joy and peace. So to protect the innocent, I will call them Adam and Eve.

 

You may find yourself or loved ones in similar emotional situations, beautiful hearted people who were hurt. Some retaliate and can harden the heart and close the gates, while others suffer emotionally without hurting others, simply desiring to find the path to inner peace and a healed heart.

 

What joy it brought me that I was gifted with being chosen to assist in lifting their hearts and show them the truth that set them free. Eve, a young, brilliant and talented person, suffered ongoing sadness without knowing why, experiencing low energy of body and spirit, not ruling out letting herself expire.

 

Divine Spirit (I know as God) guided me to see the cause for emotional feeling of emptiness that was weakening her over years. Looking deeper into it, we were able to see more clearly the very, very old patterns that could actually be identified as now balanced, and available to choose to end, so as not to keep ‘payback’ in motion when it didn’t have to go on.

 

If I ‘hit’ you without intention to do so, and it hurt, and you ‘hit’ me back so I could feel how that felt, we can stop there. We both felt it, got it, and can move away from it. Or we can keep hitting each other for no other reason than being unwilling to let the hurt go. Eve can use the insights into her past as a spring board, breathing freer with expanded love, including self love. She saw what was behind it all, and chose not to let those deeply cloaked thoughts and feelings zap her energy as they had. Karma complete.

 

After years of desiring to enter the field she was passionate about, even her extensive education hadn’t been able to break through to move it into actuality. Now, with the insightful tools God gave me to see, we had clarity that not only was it an occupation she held in former life, but by now allowing her energy to lift up and out of the pits, the door would re-open. 

 

Adam had been mistreated; slandered by many over and over, eventually even strangers. It affected much of his entire (young) life and he felt his self-respect had been nearly completely torn away.  Feeling poisoned with anger, revengeful thoughts became noticeable and he did not want to act on them.

 

We unveiled truth that no one can rip self-esteem from us, unless we choose to believe it. God always sees us as perfect, as we grow and evolve, always roots for us to love and lift ourselves higher, and loves us all unconditionally, so even loves those who have to learn lessons for things they do.

 

By seeing through God’s eyes, Adam, too, could forgive and know the others simply will learn at some point in the eternal future. The wisdom gained allows his heart to evolve now and the results can only be  wonderful.

 

He understands now that his choices not to stoop to similar or worse behaviors, are a huge reason to acknowledge how dignified he actually was and is. By knowing how it feels to be in the situation he experienced, he can have empathy and help others, showing by example how to step out of believing  in being victim, and take the reins to always know God is the win, and miraculous. He took back his personal spiritual power, no longer thinking others had control, knowing that God the good is in control. His long-held expectation of the same treatment would dissipate and so would not participate in drawing it to him, as a thought magnet, any longer.  Faith in God is a small seed but once planted, moves mountains.

 

By changing his thoughts and feelings, thereby allowing the stagnant energy to rise up, all things would begin to align with his higher knowing of his true essential God-given value. They were given an assignment to start their days telling each other what they are grateful for. Counting blessings allows us to see how much we have been given, thereby sets the expectation of blessings.

 

Protect the innocent you, and the innocence of others.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Upcoming classes or speaking engagements are listed on Rachel’s website www.goddesstheway.com. Reach Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona.  You can find daily astrological guidance for the current month, Bible quotes and more on her website. She is available for a Reading in Sedona, or by phone or Skype. Each accurate consultation is spiritually insightful with guiding, healing inspiration via positive and empowering Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers. Local rates are discounted. Individual or couples life coaching sessions are available at discounted rates in person or by phone. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

 

Do you spend your time complaining about whatever doesn’t seem right or fair, or what you would call downright despicable? Are you getting so tired of life being a mess, as you might call it, that you are wanting a long sleep? Is your perception of life weighing you down? How many times do we say or hear, That (person) is gonna be the death of me, it’s killing me to…., I’ve been breaking my back for…he/she broke my heart, or I could just die, and more?

 

Do you like living or not? Are you desiring to live long or declaring your way out? We’ve talked before in my columns about the power of words in general, but more importantly, there is a secret about what really is unconscious suicide; a secret that could help you live not only longer but happier and healthier.

 

Take a little quiz. First notice the energy in your body right now. Are you reading this while under deadlines at work or in any way feeling a little tense? To take the quiz I would like you to be in a normal relaxed state and really notice the calm state you are in. I don’t mean meditative state or sleep-ready state, just regular, not tense, state. Now, ask yourself two questions; one after the other.

 

What is one of your favorite foods? Your energy should have stayed the same. If your least favorite and foul smelling food was put in front of you as the only thing you can eat, do you recognize how your energy feels now?

 

If you want to ask yourself your own test questions, be able to notice which question keeps your energy calm and which question allows you to recognize a subtle or not so subtle change of energy in you. How often do you create or allow a sickening rise of toxic flare-up? Have you become a nuclear Waste plant? Do you Waste your gift of beautiful life force energy?

 

This, by the way, is a great way to gain your highest and best answers for what is in your best interests when faced with choices. If you ask questions about anger, listen to your spirit help you diffuse.

 

On a general, day-to-day basis, are you giving rise to much energy that is not calm?... A constant complainer on facebook, always bringing up subjects in conversation that annoy you or even anger you? 

 

You are not only choosing that energy for yourself, but sharing it with others. NOT a gift.  How about choosing to fall asleep in joyful, grateful, loving thoughts that God the good is in charge and miraculous?

 

There is a higher law than most of us pay attention to or give much importance. It is action and reaction. A higher morality serves us well in more ways than you may realize, and that embodies love. There is ALWAYS a reaction in our bodies, and it Includes calm inner peace, joy bliss, unconditional loving, but can also react to your anger, hatred, envy, egotism and intolerance.

 

These register a diagnosis in the cells of the body. Though they possess immeasurable reserves, they can’t endure year after year of maltreatment. Our systems either sparkle or inflame our cells. You are at the controls. Are you systematically enflamed about ‘stuff?’ Can you turn it down a notch or two please?

 

If you can make a difference in what irks you, do, yet it doesn’t mean you must have a particular mindset that has to be on high heat. Think about it. We’ve been warned not to sweat the small stuff. Is everything huge to you? God doesn’t know big or small.

 

You could choose thoughts that bring joy for being able to participate in repair and rebuilding whatever ‘it’ is. Yes that is a real, and tender, ripe, choice, choice for your precious system.

 

What is involved when you are ‘hot?’ Too hot and the system will blow up. How about bowels (can’t let that go), gall (that galls me) bladder, esophagus (find that hard to swallow), stomach (can’t stomach that), constipation (holding on to that), abdomen (poisonous thoughts), eating disorders (fed up), insomnia (don’t know how to give it a rest and surrender with faith). Do you get the idea?

 

When your medical provider hands you a diagnosis that you aren’t happy with, it could well be that the diagnosis is due to you not choosing to be happy. So, how to be happy? Start with how do you perceive what I call God? Punisher, to be feared, makes bad things happen, etc.?

 

How about gives us free will to take charge of our perceptions; thereby happiness or anger. Also, all which occurs has a higher reason so has value. Add in only loves unconditionally so wants us to behave in that way too. Wants the best for us, i.e. only good.

 

Maya Angelou says when we know better we do better. Oprah, as a long-time journalist concludes that when people ignore issues, something big will happen to get our attention. It’s not how to punish each other but wake up to root causes and treat each other better.

 

Always ask what can I learn from that? What were we blind to that is glaring at us to delve deeper into the root cause? Did that person have such mistreatment that only nonjudgmental love and forgiveness can give them a lift into potentially rising?

 

We learn that antidepressants, and benzodiazapenes like valium, xanax and klonopin mask emotional issues but don’t make them go away; in fact make things worse and are highly addictive. People go looking for guns in that state of empty spirit, inside.

 

People in the news and those with the reins of our policies and traditions are human too and may veer from the truth for ego. Life does eventually ‘out’ truth and bring issues to light as spiritual balance is always the real force and glue.

 

It may not be on your timetable, but knowing God is trustworthy and the divine timer, can allow you to keep from blowing up your own personal toxic balloon in your own face. Living in that faith allows you to take things lightly, from a higher viewpoint, and focus on more happiness in your personal world. We must save and heal our own spirit.

 

In your life’s time, live from love and faith that God has good intentions, good reasons, good solutions, and goodness meant for us all, in divine time. Or you can choose unconscious personal suicide.

 

I Know it’s heavenly on the other side, and we are eternal, but you may want to stay alive longer in this incarnation, and enjoy some more of what life has to offer. Seeing the good or not is your God-given free will. Grow and evolve in bliss now or later, also your free will. I hope you save yourself. Dance!

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona.  Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com where you can find daily astrological guidance for the current month and more. She is available for a positive, empowering Reading in Sedona, or by phone or Skype. Each accurate consultation is spiritually insightful & guiding inspiration via Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Numerology, Past Life insight and Astrology. Local rates are discounted. Check website for new, upcoming classes or speaking engagements. Individual or couples life coaching sessions are available at discounted rates in person or by phone. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

New Year’s Day brings an unusual Heavenly event, and the beginning of Big Change. We have a New Moon on the same morning! That hasn’t occurred in a Very Long time, as you might imagine. But there are some things that make it Much More Unusual.

 

As with all New Moons, as they grow in size (until they are Full Moons) so will new beginnings for each of us, grow larger like a seed that will sprout. New Moons bring in new opportunities for new beginnings once a month, every month of every year, and this Moon starts growing smack dab, first thing in the morning Jan. 1.  Not only does that assist us in sprouting our New Year’s resolutions beginning right away, no waiting ‘lines,’ but there’s more. The news just gets bigger.

 

To set the stage, I’ll remind you of a few things. The Moon circles the zodiac once a month; the Sun once a year. Mercury and Venus are similar to completing one cycle in one year.  Mars takes 2 years. Then there are the planets that take longer, like Jupiter which takes 12 years, all the way out to Pluto’s 248 years.  But the Moon and the Sun meet up in the sky ‘for coffee and conversation’ once each month; and we call it a New Moon event.

 

This New Moon occurs in the zodiac placement of Capricorn so we are beginning new traits and characteristics that resonate with Capricorn. That includes the structure and bones of who we are. It covers traditions and the way things have always been…so usually once a year we build new structures that we can depend upon. Capricorn works hard and this New Moon will be a whopper of new design if you work it.

 

Because the outer planets take So long to make one complete cycle around the zodiac, when they make a geometrical aspect to other heavenly bodies, their effect is heard round the world, let’s say. These are the big spenders with the big stakes. This New Moon brings us not just one powerful aspect, mind you, but a bowl-ful go along with this Lunation Jan. 1. Not your usual football game in the local park, this is Superbowl.

 

The geometrical aspects that occur with our heavenly planetary bodies that same morning, are spoon-bending, mind-bending, life bending. Things will be a popping in January and will show up again with more results in April!!  We have the four action-starter zodiac signs making a square aspect to each other like on the 3 bases and home plate of baseball. The bases are loaded, there are no ‘outs,’ a home run is happening and the score changes dramatically. You are part of that major event. Pluto has exposed to us for years what old traditions are outdated, broken down and need major overhaul. Now it begins building state-of-the-art.

 

Uranus in Aries is about shaking up the status quo and starting over, asking who am I, who do I want to be and giving us courage to build a new and better identity. Mars in Libra gives us the motivation and energy to get ‘er done with beauty, grace, building better relationships. Jupiter in Cancer brings a higher mind, expansion and blessings to family, home and countries, setting a new stage to nurture and protect our earth home. These planets in a square means there’s no way out of the box. It must be done (on earth as it is in heaven.) Resistance isn’t in our best interests, right?

 

You’ve likely been thinking a lot for some time about what you would like to happen in your life. Well the universe always listens and I hope it has been positive and empowering because you get what you believe.  Now is the time to focus strongly, speak it, write it, feel it passionately. Do it!

 

I know someone who feels this could be the time for healing from a long-term challenging health issue, another who has just made a decision to prepare her path ahead to eventually leave a relationship that has been loveless from the start, as well as demeaning; ready to leap, opening to her personal power to make way for potential joys. Another person is going to fulfill a lifetime dream that takes great endurance. These are not just changing a hairstyle or moving to a new apartment episodes.

 

Work it, work it, work it. Keep negative thoughts at bay always, but especially now. The cornerstones are shifting and you will have a new view. Don’t be sidetracked by any other change you hear about; it’s all about YOU.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

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