It’s just been happening, hasn’t it? ‘Cause we’ve been being influenced toward the Full Moon Thursday, March 5. The Full Moon is in the Virgo segment of the zodiac and as full as she can get. Now comes the culmination and pay-off for thoughts and efforts leading up to now.

Have you learned yet that the Moon reflects how we will all emotionally feel, by the traits of the zodiac sign she is in? Each planet and zodiac sign have positive and challenging aspects; it’s our free will that draws the type of situations we will experience.

In Virgo choices of traits, we want to write our lists, take care of business, put things in order, fix and edit what’s going on, work, organize the details, clean, perfect, and be of service. Feel virginal in awe of the sacredness of God’s world.

Focus on diet, exercise and our routines. But the Moon is also full, shedding its complete light on all possible Virgoan characteristics.

Alternatively the mind may default to worry and criticism, perfectionism, and going too far into obsession. Only focusing at faults and looking at the half empty glass. No howling at the moon, please.

Understandably, full Moon also fills us full of emotions. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which is the messenger. Virgo is refining information, tweaking, sorting through what’s superficial from what’s in the light.

Perhaps you have been dealing with intellectual thought processes and the emotions they create, but also rightly throwing out what doesn’t serve your mind.

Cleaning ourselves out and up sometimes feels like fatigue, stomach aches, fever, sore throat, headache, weakness, chills, mucousy, breathing regulation; all opportunities to let go of inflamed emotions.

Watch how quickly we heal when we heal mentally with forgiving, including ourselves. Learning from all challenges instead of believing in guilt or shame.

Emotional issues truly get our attention now, like the spotlight of the emotional moon shining focus to us. Physician, heal thyself. If you have health questions, I offer a complimentary conversation. Just mention this article.

Virgo rules the health, so how is your health? Mental and physical? If you have been having mental or physical issues, rejoice to know you’re throwing out what was sick inside!

Thoughts create the physical state, remember, so perfect yourself, clean up and live in the light.

Now add this information to my most recent article, Fire in the Sky, and realize this cleaning up you’re doing is serving the new you, new life, your future changed scenarios.

Food and exercise are highlighted while Moon is in Virgo. Make those delicious healthy recipes and make it a new habit; as habits and routines come under the Virgo hat.

Keep in mind the logical, left-brain Virgo busy mind will need plenty of rest, comforts and spiritually human compassion to keep the mind sharply open for sacred wisdoms, via open-hearted warm inner feelings.

In just over two weeks, on March 20, a Solar Eclipse is due in Virgo’s opposite sign, Pisces. Get ready for your fate and destiny to be eclipsed out of the old and into a brand new long-building and lasting cycle.

How Pisces blissfully inspired or Pisces sad you, deep-down, expect your life to be, will be manifested by what you impress upon your subconscious.

This, by your inner beliefs about yourself, what you truly believe you deserve, and whatever you perceive and believe about that mysterious energy of the unseen divine good in our lives, that I call God.

Do you think you deserve punishment? Think you are ready and able to live in utopia? Feel it into feeling like you already live it. Then when it manifests it will feel like a usual habit you’re already at home with.

Pisces rules what I refer to as the God realm; the esoteric and that which is ruled by your imagination and perceptual spiritual awareness. Do you imagine fears? Do you visualize bliss? Now is the time to begin fantasizing well, like Disney’s world, but only Your World.

Pisces rules the muses; the inspiration by intuition, the music, the art. This is a peak time to notice how you feel and what your feelings are indicating, as far as choices for you.

Would you like to have that angelic communication? Are you ready to feel in touch with your body’s wisdom? Try this test.

Focus on some kind of danger you could see if you turn your head to the right, right now. Feel that? Now think about an angel caressing your cheek, holding you protectively for all time. Feel that?

Use that barometer to make decisions!  Think about something. Does it feel good or is there some feeling getting in the way? Keep testing your (Pisces) intuition and it will become refined and sacred in your life, assisting you in keeping things cleaned up, in order, in spiritual clarity, and in service to life.

I’ll save you from all the Virgo details to the nth degree. Let it just suffice to say that there are so many life-changing, significant shifts in the month of March that you’ll look back at how much changed.

Follow your star light.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Join Rachel’s weekly classes Fridays at 4:00. View her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn about astrology. 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, Past Life insight, Numbers , also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system. Rates are currently discounted in March. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils. Call for your complimentary experience.

Sedona Arts Center Ceramics Department Head, Dennis Ott (red shirt) unloading bricks for use in constructing the wood-fired kilnThe Sedona Arts Center Ceramics Department’s outreach program traveled to Nicaragua with Dr. Julie Williams to join her nonprofit Humanitarian Efforts Reaching Out (HERO) for an 8-day humanitarian mission last month. SAC Department head Dennis Ott and ceramics student Lew Reilly worked with representatives from Potters for Peace, a nonprofit worldwide humanitarian organization, to build a kiln that will enable locals to create clay water filters for purifying drinking water and vessels for irrigation.

On January 28, the group of 14 volunteers (four of them SAC members) arrived at Managua, Nicaragua, and traveled three hours by dirt road to Chinandega. There the group was hosted by Monty’s Surf Camp where they stayed for 8 days. Dennis and Lew worked with staff from Potters for Peace on the construction of a wood-fired kiln.

“It was heavy, dirty, satisfying work,” said Ott. “The experience of a lifetime.”

Potters for Peace helps communities set up workshops so that locals can produce the clay vessels themselves. The water filters that will be fired in the new kiln will remove pathogens and other contaminants found in local water sources. The vessels used in irrigation are designed to be buried near plantings, then filled with water that leaches slowly through the porous walls into the soil. They are refilled as needed.

The remaining twelve volunteers, including SAC members Jack Wooldrik and Julie Williams, worked on building a brick dwelling for a deserving local family and also cataloging and storing a large quantity of medication to be used for a HERO medical mission in March. HERO was founded in Sedona by Dr. Williams and a small group of people who wanted to offer assistance to those in need. It began as a grassroots medical team that traveled to the remote mountains of Honduras and expanded to a diverse group of volunteers, giving them the ability to serve more people in many more ways.

Working hard for 8 days, they were able to complete the kiln and build 75 percent of the house. One hot afternoon they went by boat to a nearby island to help release 500 endangered black sea turtles that had just hatched at a sea turtle conservatory.

Dennis Ott described his experience in Nicaragua as “unforgettable” and was appreciative of the things we take for granted here in the United States. Living without hot water at the touch of a tap, air conditioning regulated by thermostats, proper sanitation, a wide variety of foods and so many other things, opened his eyes to how a large part of the world lives on a daily basis.

“I have never worked with such a dedicated group of selfless people. They never complained during their entire stay, yet worked very hard to complete their mission.” A bit choked up, Dennis said, “I was just happy to do something to help change the lives of these people who live by a very different standard … to help them on the path to better education, irrigation, clean water and more.”

If you’re not already on fire, to begin a new chapter in your life, hold on, because the fire in the sky will light you up, and get things going.

You may already know that the elements of life are air, water, fire and earth. The signs of the zodiac each  resonate to one of the elements. To me, air represents thought, water the emotion, fire the passion to act on the above, (the ignition turned on), and earth the groundedness of manifestation!

Someone without a lot of fire in their birth astrology chart probably appreciates the people in their lives who have enough fire to help them get going; become inspired, motivated and answer the call to action.

Those with lots of fire can be busy, active, running, exercising, or in some way burning with desire. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Careful of too much fire, too often; you can ‘burn out.’

Most of you won’t even be aware of how much fire is in your birth astrology chart, because many don’t follow astrology. Your sun sign may be in air, water or an earth sign, but other heavenly bodies may have been in fire signs when you were birthed and took your first breath of the heavenly energies.

Or you may have many heavenly bodies in houses that are fire sign houses. The first house is Aries; fifth house, Leo; and ninth house Sagittarius. By the way, in over 26,000 years, no two people would be alike.

Venus (love and the feminine desires) and Mars (passion and the male action to get Venus’ desires) love to be together, as you might expect. This doesn’t happen as often as we might like, but they are close together now, and both will be in Aries as of Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20. Venus for about a month and Mars a couple of weeks longer than Venus.  Oooh la la, love ignited!

Beginning Friday, the 20th of February, the Moon (effecting everyone’s emotional impulses) will be in Aries, too, for a few days, and we’ll all feel like jumping into something head first. Sometimes Aries acts before thinking, so with this understanding, we can decide if we should dive in.

Uranus is also in Aries (for a few more years). The planet of surprise and sudden occurrences may give us a shock if something unexpectedly changes the direction in our lives. Especially March 11 when Mars, the ignition, meets up with life changing Uranus (both in new beginnings Aries.)

But, wait, ladies and gentlemen. There is even more fire. It’s becoming a bigger bonfire. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and blessings, is in romantic, take a risk Leo (till mid August). And Saturn, planet of the work to do for manifestation, is in Sagittarius for a couple more years, making certain we shoot that arrow into the air optimistically and with wisdom.

Let’s say, if you’re not already aware of your change, by end of March we should know our next future playing field, and our consciousness will be embracing the new, evolved You.

Too much information? Read between the lines to know that your life is in flux, and perhaps still preparing you to be new. You can assist in the crafting of your new sailboat. Make it sturdy, with good quality, do your research to make it right, and long-lasting, then ride the winds of change and anchor upon arrival.

If you prefer a hot air balloon ride, and making your own fire, have plenty of fuel on hand, and cruise through the air, easily, to your next destination in life.

Smooth sailing, matey!

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Join Rachel’s weekly classes Fridays at 4:00. View The Sedona New Age Show weekly from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. 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, Past Life insight, Numbers , also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system. Phone and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

Years ago sales dipped in the winter months and there wasn't much activity in vacant land or home sales in the months of December and January.  Times have changed and winter of 2014 and winter 2015 are proving to be very busy times for Sedona area real estate agents.  January sales stats for Sedona show that it was the busiest in 4+ years (in sold homes) and there's no end in sight.  Vacant land and Residential sales were up 16% for the month of January and prices are on the rise too. 

Residential Real Estate market:  As of today, there have already been 56 home sales in Sedona and there are a whopping 59 additional already in escrow with buyers.  The bottom end of the market is moving quickly as the majority of the home sales have been under $400k.  That's not to say that the other segments aren't moving - for instance - the upper end of the market ($1M+ homes) is also red hot - with 4 closed sales already this year and an additional 2 in escrow.  Compare that to the last year with just one Million+ home sale in January...  Prices are starting to creep upwards, as evidenced across the board in the following table.  Price per square foot is up to $228 (although to be honest, with only one month sales in the books, this might downshift when there is more data at the end of February.  Have a look and call your agent if you have questions about the best time to put your house on the market!

Annual statistics are in and you can see a full list of the top selling agents in Sedona on SedonaTopAgents.com  These agents have sold more property than the rest of the agents combined - so if you're looking for an active agent to help you buy or sell a home - look here first!

It. Whatever It is for you. You can do it. And as The Killers sing, if you can’t hold on, hold on…

What do you want? You may need to cross a bridge to get there from here. Practice on small bridges and you’ll be good to go for the major change when it’s time.

What experience has shut you down? Making you believe you can’t…because (fill in the blank)

Do you want that job but feel others are more qualified? Have a friend brush you up on the software you’ll need. Boost your confidence that you can be taught on the job. Want to ace the interview?

Be glad. Show up early, sit up straight, look professional (less is more), keep positive thoughts in your heart and mind, show your enthusiasm, list your strengths, and offer a firm handshake when stating I look forward to hearing from you soon. Look them in the eye and smile inside and out!

Want to be happier and healthier? You can do it. Have a friend brush you up on the inner software you already possess. Made of the divine loving intelligent source I called God, which is all there is, you are miraculous.

You are born unconditionally loving, nonjudgmental, with an open heart, seeing the positive and higher reasons for all things life. Naturally healthy and always returning to ease.

A manifester according to your consciousness; in the light and love, manifesting blissful realities. if your consciousness is not awake, or more focused on complaining, then either way you are the manifester.

Want to find an end to emotional or even physical suffering? You can do it. “They” may “say” how it “is” or will be, but it’s up to you if you believe any diagnosis and accept the prognosis. Truly. Watch the proof in the DVD The Living Matrix.

We use a fraction of our capacity. More than brain capacity, we have a divine capacity beyond the physical realm, as well. Beyond even our imagination.

There are ways spiritually, with the help of the unseen world of loving energy, to uncover mysteries and reveal emotional healing through higher vision and insights bringing great clarity to any issue. You can do it.

Doing any “it” does start with a forward motion, whether picking up a self-help book, or sitting quietly and pondering the situation from all sides, including asking our self why did I draw this energetic experience; what in me is like the very thing that feels perturbing about another? 

In the quiet space I gift myself with, I can hear peaceful truth, which calms, comforts and honors my soul in living in harmony with energy.

Sit with that. You can do it. For just a few moments at least.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Join Rachel’s weekly classes Fridays at 4:00. View The Sedona New Age Show weekly from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. 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, Past Life insight, Numbers , also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system. Phone and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

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