Wednesday, August 25, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Vesta~Asteroid Goddess☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Vesta~Asteroid Goddess of Fire, Sacred Virgin, Sister to Ceres

Discovery Date: March 29, 1807

Keywords: Service, Fire, Lamp, Dedication, Commitment, Career or Causes, Focus, Hearth, Dungeon*, Basements*, Detachment, Kundalini energy, Rituals and Initiations, Fertility, Promiscuity, Celibacy, Teacher or Scholar, Tradition, Contracts, Keeper of Esoteric Wisdom, Sacrifice, Altars and Ceremonial objects, Work commitments, Alternate sexual behaviors, Working to compensate for life's disappointments, Conservation and Safety, Transmute sexual energy for Enlightenment and Liberation.

The Sacred Virgin is symbol for lovely Asteroid Goddess Vesta, also known as Hestia by the Greeks, relating to the sign Virgo. Vesta was worshipped as Goddess of the hearth and keeper of the sacred flame. She placed a shrine at the center of every home, similar to our modern day fireplaces or Native American sweat lodge pits, where loved ones gather around; friends and family have the opportunity to bond. 
She is the brightest of asteroids and is the only one who can be seen with the naked eye. How fitting for one who is guardian of sacred fires. Since Vesta was chosen to guard and protect these sacred flames, she came to symbolize food, shelter, hospitality, and social contacts. She provided a sanctuary of protection.

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The Romans utilized her eternal fire and chose the Virgins at the age of six (6), before the Saturn square. According to Wikipedia (2010), "the Vestals were committed to the priesthood at a young age (before puberty) and were sworn to celibacy for a period of 30 years. These 30 years were, in turn, divided into three periods of a decade each: ten as students, ten in service, and ten as teachers. Afterwards, they could marry if they chose to do so. However, few took the opportunity to leave their respected role in those luxurious surroundings. Leaving would have also required them to submit to the authority of a man, with all the restrictions placed on women by Roman law." Ironically, when a man married a former Vestal, it was considered a high honor.

A similar myth comes from pre-Hellenistic Greece. The sacred flame guarded by the priestesses symbolized the Kundalini fires of Indian Yoga practice and the secret powers of sexual alchemy. The woman who tended to these fires were known as Virgins, yet not because they were sexually chaste, because they remained unmarried and belong to no man. There wasn't a desire to be defined or controlled by any man. (don’t you love it??) “Ms. Vesta” was way before her time; perhaps the first woman’s rights activist!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Full Pisces Moon ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Just a quick reminder that we're experiencing a  Full Moon in the sign of Pisces.  A Full Moon is a culmination of energy from the New Moon, approximately 14 days earlier.  Whatever thought seeds were planted during the Balsamic Phase, 3 days before the New Moon, the "Wishing Moon", culminate when the Moon is Full.
The Sun/Moon Midpoint is 1+ degrees of Sagittarius; we usually round up to the next degree.  However, the symbol for 1 degree of Sagittarius is "Retired Army Veterans Gather to Reawaken Old Memories".  How appropriate considering our troops are departing Iraq.  The symbol for 2 degrees of Sagittarius is "The Ocean Covered With Whitecaps", symbolic of the power of emotional energy.  Use it wisely.

Venus and Mars are walking side by side in the sky with Mars in Venus' sign and Venus comfy in her home sign of Libra. Mars isn't at all happy tagging along with Venus, although he lends a little (angry) energy to Venus. Venus doesn't really needs his assistance because she's already in the lead.   She'll be trining dreamy Neptune on September 4th before Mars does the same the day after the September 8th New Moon.

Enjoy your week and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.


Lorraine Valente

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Monday, August 23, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Virgo/Pisces Relationship Axis☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Virgo/Pisces~Ascendant/Descendant Relationship Axis (1st house/7th house)

The Ascendant or Rising sign is the sign rising on the horizon at the time of birth. This is the face we show the world, our “mask” for which the Sun hides. This is our outer personality, temperament and disposition as well as our early environment growing up. It is the way others see us and also indicates our physical appearance. The planetary ruler of the Ascendant, and the aspects (connections to other planets in your birth chart) further define physical appearance.

The Descendant, or 7th house cusp, its planetary ruler, and the connections it makes to other planets in the birth chart, is symbolic of the type of partner you're attracted to. The 7th house is the house of all partnerships including marriage and legal contracts yet also considered the house of open enemies or the Defendant in a law suit.

For example, Virgo rising projects a cerebral, taciturn self image. There is the aura of proper etiquette; Virgo is usually reserved.  Perfection-seeking is Virgo's domain. Cleanliness is important.

Sexually speaking, the Virgin may alternate between the victim/savior, dominant/submissive dynamic.  Virgo's perfection-seeking lends to experimenting with bisexuality, homosexuality, or even remaining sexually chaste.

With Pisces on the Descendant, you're attracted to a partner who is illusive in some way. He or she can be an alcoholic, a drug user, chronic liar, or and artist who lives in a dream world. In love, this placement would require one to be of service to the other. Often, Virgo risings  attract a first partner who isn't good for them. Virgo is prone to martyr-like tendencies and projects the need to “save” the partner from themselves. Love relationships are a struggle when one is required to care for another or become involved with someone they want to "rescue" or "be" rescued. Whatever we do not own and acknowledge in ourselves (Ascendant) we attract externally (Descendant) to mirror our desires and teach us necessary lessons in relating.

Knowing your partners 7th house cusp (the relationship house) and the ruler of that house, indicates the type of partner you may attract or are attracted to, in addition to how you relate within a relationship. Alternately, if the ruler of your 7th house in your partners chart is heavily aspected in their chart, those energies will be brought into the relationship.

The date, time and place of birth is important in making the determination of the Ascendant or Rising sign, which sets up the house cusps dividing houses or areas of life.

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

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☆♥*♥☆The Harvest Moon~Brown Bear☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

The Harvest Moon~Brown Bear

In Native American Astrology, individuals born from August 23- September 22nd are born during the Harvest Moon! Their plant totem is the Violet and their animal totem is the Brown Bear! Their mineral/gemstone is the Amethyst, which is lilac, and their color is regal purple, also the color of the delicate Violet.

The amethyst is said to have healing qualities and is sometimes used during spiritual attunements.  Amethyst possesses the ability to protect its wearer from the intoxicating effects of alcohol and other addictions.  It alleviates stress, anxiety, headaches, and calms the mind. Placing amethyst near your bed assures a restful sleep.
Click here to learn more about: What is the Meaning of Amethyst Stones?

Folks born during this time also belong to the Turtle Elemental Clan. Turtles are wise souls. They are strong and carry their homes on their back; symbolic of Goddess Mother Earth.  They methodically take one step at a time; one day at a time.  Turtle is strong, patient, protective, creative, and stable.

Brown bear people are discriminating and analytical resulting in good judgment. Bears possess power of introspection. Bear also symbolizes the receptive energy of the feminine, and utilizes right brain thinking…or intuition.

The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) is a species of bear that can reach masses of 130–700 kg (290–1550 pounds). The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), the Kodiak Bear and the Mexican Brown Bear are North American subspecies of the Brown Bear. It is sometimes referred to poetically as the bruin.

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"We gain a vision of what our potential is from our elders and from the Teachings of the Sacred Tree. By trying to live up to that vision and by trying to live like the people we admire, we grow and develop. Our vision of what we can become is like a strong magnet pulling us toward it."

~The Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality

Enjoy your week and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.
Lorraine Valente

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

☆♥*♥☆The Hermit~Virgo ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Tarot Card # 9~The Hermit~Symbolic of Virgo.

The Hermit represents a person who is a teacher of the true meaning of life and is also on a spiritual path. The Hermit stands alone and is isolated. He is cloaked in a gray (wisdom) robe, head down, eyes closed, looking within. He holds an illuminated lamp in his right hand held out and up to the sky, as if guiding him on a path. The light inside of the lamp is in the shape of a star. In his left hand, a golden staff is held representing intelligence. The Hermit lights the way for others who have lost their way. When this card appears in a reading, perhaps we need to shed light on a situation in order to heal. Since light casts shadows, it also encourages us to deal with contradictions within, including those of the shadow self. Virgo assimilates spiritual knowledge including the desire to serve.

When this card appears in a reading, critical thinking is blended with intuition. Good advice and pure intentions are indicated. You must persevere to achieve a particular goal.  Look within for guidance. Introspection, attainment and realizing your purpose is possible.

Negatively, the appearance of The Hermit may imply you are being overly critical, obsessed with details and disorganized. There is a need to organize your thoughts and defer to a Higher Power.

Enjoy your week and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

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☆♥*♥☆ Happy Birthday Virgo ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Happy Birthday Virgo the Virgin! to those born between August 23~September 22!

Key Phrase for Virgo is “I Analyze” 

Nature is: Barren

Mercury rules the sign of Virgo and Gemini and generally presdisposes the individual toward a high-strung temperament, even though they may appear rather reserved.  Virgo symbolizes how information is processed, analyzed, and digested, the mental faculties.  Virgo resides in the 6th house of the natural zodiac. The 6th house demonstrates day-to-day work, being of service to others, aunts and uncles, small pets, people who work for or report to you, and health issues.

Virgo’s can be rather discriminating, conscientiousness, perfectionist, preoccupied with order and neatness, and possibly critical. The Virgin easily adheres to routine tasks and is known for the ability to assimilate, analyze, and categorize facts. The Virgin represents purity, logic, modesty and the desire to serve. This mutable (changeable) earth (grounded) sign is one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac and is rather fond of all that implies. If you want to get the job done on time and exactly right the first time around, hire a Virgo. Virgo’s love to help, and being of service to another is their greatest joy. Virgo’s possess a strong desire to be of service to others.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Praying Mantis Wisdom ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

Praying Mantis
Today, as I watered some potted plants outside, a very long, green, twig-like praying mantis sat perfectly still on a green/burgandy-colored leaf!  Only a couple of days ago I found a "Leaf Insect" on the car. Of course, I ran into the house to retreive my camera and snap a photo for you~!

The Praying Mantis remains perfectly still and has adapted to its environment by changing its color as a form of self defense.

Praying mantis’ are related to grasshoppers and crickets, belonging to a family of insects called orthoptera. It is extremely beneficial to gardens and humans because of its penchant for eating the bugs we don't want. They will eat mites, aphids and most other insects that are within the grasp of their front legs.

If Praying Mantis appears in your life, it might indicate a need to focus on yourself, meditate, pause, and be still.  Self-reflection is important. It is within the stillness  you reap the greatest rewards and enhance creativity. It is also a reminder to blend within the environment.  Camouflage your intentions and activities. Someone may be observing you. Be aware of and in touch with your intuition. Pay close attention to "signs" and synchronous events.

With Mercury backing up (retrograde) Friday in discerning Virgo, praying-mantis reinforces its message and bestows ideal wisdom.

Click here: Read more about praying-mantis

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Mercury Retrograde (rx)☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Dear Stargazers...

Gemini and Virgo ruled Mercury is turning retrograde (apparent backward motion) on Friday, August 20th at 3:59 EDT, for 3 1/2 weeks.

What can we experience? Disruptions in communications, forgetfulness, electronic mishaps, the fax you sent didn't go through even though you re-ceived a confirmation re-ceipt, travel delays, return of the "exe's".  Yes, it's true, people who you thought were out of your life forever, suddenly return with something else to say.  Sometimes past lovers "re-concile" after "re-evaluating" their "re-lationship" when Mercury backs up.

How to best handle Mercury rx? It's best to not make major decisions or sign important contracts, purchase new electrical equipment or shoes.  If you absolutely must make decisions, do so on contingency and read all legal documents at least 3 times! Back up important computer documents and be mindful of yours and others words and actions.

Here are some keywords for Mercury rx:

Re-vival, re-pair, re-vise, re-turn, re-word, re-phrase, re-ctify, re-voke, re-newal, re-birth, re-view, re-late, re-lationships, re-alization, re-conciliation, re-moval (of negativity, outmoded ideas, etc.), re-visit, re-vamp, re-novate, re-do, re-juvenate, re-flect, re-generate, re-ceive, and most importantly, re-lax!

August 1, 2010: Mercury entered the pre-shadow at 05 degrees Virgo.

August 20, 2010: Mercury retrogrades (rx) at 19 degrees Virgo.

September 12, 2010: Mercury turns direct at 05 degrees Virgo.

December 10, 2010: Mercury retrogrades at 05 degrees Capricorn.

"Coincidentally" when Mercury turned direct at 05 degrees of Capricorn on January 15, 2010, it was conjunct the degree of the June 26, 2010 Partial Lunar Eclipse! Mercury will turn retrograde again, on December 10th, also at 5 degrees of Capricorn. Mercury and its associated symbolism has been prominent during the year and for these dynamic Eclipse cycles. The 5th degree would have been triggered by these important planetary energies in your own birth chart!

Remember, if you would like to know where 5 degrees resides in your own birth chart, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente
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Friday, August 13, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Leaf Insect Wisdom ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Leaf Insect
Yesterday afternoon, while preparing to run errands, a very large green insect was grazing on the roof of my my auto parked inside the garage.  I originally thought it to be a praying mantis, yet upon closer examination saw that it was a leaf insect! Leaf insects are very closely related to stick insects and, just as stick-insects camouflage themselves as twigs, leaf insects are superbly camouflaged as a leaf. The insect looks remarkably like a beautifully defined, veined green leaf, with tiny spindly legs and very long antennae. Its uneven edges appear as much like natural leaves as possible. They also simulate swaying in the wind by appearing to be staggering when moving if any threat is detected in their vicinity. Some leaf insects are popularly known as a walking leaf. I scooped it up in a paper towel and placed it onto an outside flowerpot.

Leaf Insect
Leaf insects are the best examples of imitation, where the animal looks like its environment. It has been said that "Imitation is the highest form of flattery".

If leaf insect walked into your life today, it may be a reminder to blend with your environment.  It might be wise to camouflage your intentions and not discuss your future plans. Prepare quietly. Be alert to deception, people pretending to be some one or some thing they are not, pretension, copying ideas, or hidden agendas. Seeing isn't always believing! Animals and insects also remind us to use successful methods and techniques when laying the ground work for initiating new ventures.

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Pallas Athene~Warrior Goddess ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Pallas Athene, Minerva (Roman), the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, sprang from Zeus’s (Jupiter) head fully formed and cloaked in armor. She symbolizes a woman with the intellect of a man. Because she was borne of man and not woman she is symbolic of a “Uranian” type of matriarchal energy.

She was well liked, resourceful, and earned the trust of others, especially men. Although a warrior goddess, she is peaceful in her strength and wisdom. She also represents justice, righteousness, and the tendency to fight for the underdog. Her inner courage enables and protects her in surviving battles. She enjoys competition and possesses skill in most sport. Her association with the Owl, symbolic of inner wisdom and special visual perception, is well deserved. She is “Joan of Arc”, the stereotypical creative, intelligent woman with an abundance of inner strength. Joan of Arc had Pallas conjunct Uranus in her natal chart, Albert Einstein's Pallas conjunct his tenth house Saturn in Aries, prominant psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud had Pallas conjunct Pluto in the sixth house, John Lennon's Pallas was conjunct his Libra Sun, and Farrah Fawcett had Pallas conjunct her Sun in the eighth house.

In the natal chart, she is symbolic of the way a woman makes her way in a "man’s world". She symbolizes a woman’s relationship with her father. In her wisdom, she also had the role of counselor to her father. This symbolism is applicable in the way she treats males in general and in her relationship with them. Men with a strong Pallas need to stand up for their rights, especially in personal and intimate relationships.

Pallas possesses an intellectual, war-like nature. She was credited with inventing weaving, the potter’s wheel, spinning, needlework, and was associated with navigation, precision, mediation, political activism, counseling, diplomacy, visual arts, musical instruments, agriculture, and especially the olive tree (Lehman, 1988). Olive flower essence restores energy when you are physically and “mentally” exhausted.

Her ability to plan strategies, and carry out those plans utilizing unique systems and concepts is her strength. In the birth chart, she is an indicator of intelligence and particular style of perception. Although perceived to be somber and serious, she is strong and takes decisive action and never whines or complains.

Pallas is also symbolic of the mind/body connection and the healing arts in general. Flashes of insight, acute pattern perception, foresight, creative genius and physically creating works of art are indicative of a prominently placed Pallas.

Pallas may be associated with androgyny. Some astrologers point to her in charts of bisexuality or lesbianism because she has the unique ability to express both feminine and masculine perceptions. It's more likely that her intellect and perceptions differ from the "stereotypical" female resulting in societal judgments. While the way we sex others and the type of sex we enjoy is expressed in the birth chart, gender and sexual orientation is not.

Negatively, Pallas could identify with men more than with women resulting in losing her femininity. Since she wore a protective suit of armor to ease into a man’s world, this "armor" could symbolize defense mechanisms such as intellectualizing and rationalizing situations to place distance between the Self and others so as to not experience feelings and pain, deeply rooted in the feminine experience.

Interestingly, while Pallas was respected and admired by men she was never quite validated by them as a woman. Her physical and intellectual qualities threatened many males. Her creative abilities and intellect were not considered to be “feminine” traits desirable in attracting men, even though she was quite attractive in appearance. Most daughters/women are taught to play dumb.  They are conditioned by society that women should repress their creative expression to avoid rejection from men. This is changing as younger generations of men prefer and seek intelligence and equality (as well as attractiveness) in a partner.

A modern day Pallas Athene is a woman of the New Age, unwilling to compromise any part of whom she is to be in a relationship. Equality is her goal in relationships which is why Pallas is also linked to the partnership sign of Libra.

With Pallas’ association with Uranus and Aquarius, her prominence in your chart indicate how you, if you’re a woman, operate in a “man’s” world, and if you’re a man, how you operate in a “woman’s” world. It is also symbolic of how you place aside your sexual nature in order to relate platonically to the opposite sex, either in a business or friendship.

Lehman, L. J. (1988).  The Ultimate Asteroid Book. PA: Whitford Press.

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente
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Friday, August 6, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Weekend Transits☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Our lovely Moon enters nurturing Cancer 5:50pm EDT, while Venus changes signs to relationship-oriented Libra at 11:47pm EDT. These entries activate the June 26th Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees of Capricorn. It you have planets, within 2 degrees on either side, especially an exact degree, these transits have a message for you.  Sooooo.... the cosmic cohorts are: the Moon forming a tense square to Venus, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter before integrating the opposing intensity of Pluto.

On Monday, August 9th, 11:08pm EDT, the New Moon is at 17 + degrees of Leo.  If you have any planets 2 degrees on either side this New Moon, it speaks to you!  Later in the week on the 13th, iconoclast Uranus at 00 Aries turns retrograde (rx) until December 5th.

Remember..3 days before the New Moon on August 9th is the balsamic phase. This phase is also called the Wishing Moon..............

Make a Wish, Blow a Kiss to the Universe~!

Wishing everyone a joyous, easy-flowing, fun-filled weekend. Remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail, Skpe, or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Freya~Norse Goddess of Love ☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

Freya is the Goddess of Love, Fertility, Crops, Gold, and Cats. She is the most beautiful and sensual of the Norse Gods and has a love of jewelry and ornament. 

Her most prized necklace is crafted of falcon feathers which allows the wearer to change into a Falcon. She flies using her hawk~winked cloak and protects love and relationships.  Freya's chariot is drawn by two giant cats and she loves music, Spring, flowers, elves, and fairies. 

Freya was married to Odin who was frequently absent and would "disappear".  Whenever she mourned the loss of her husband her tears turned to gold.

Call on Norse Goddess Freya when you want to connect with your intuition, particularly in matters of the heart.

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

Monday, August 2, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Transits, Creativity & Crazymakers ☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

Astrologically speaking, we are experiencing a lot of dynamic energy. The cardinal T-square with Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Hades entering Cancer, actually forming a cardinal grand square.  By the end of the week, Venus and the Moon are involved in the geometry chaos, and begs for expression.  The most productive form of self expression is through the creative impulse. Writing, dancing, singing, music, drawing, athletics, energy-work, gardening, and crafting are a few forms of creative outlets that ease the inherent frustration, changes, and tension experienced in the lives of many. I'd like to share some information or guidance in dealing with the cosmic craziness.

Approximately 4 or more years ago, I was involved in an online discussion with a friend who recommended a book entitled “The Artists Way~A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron. The book was quickly ordered on, an online site where books and other items are greatly discounted. When it arrived through U.S. mail I quickly removed the wrapping, then fanned and skimmed through the pages and chapters as usual when a new book arrives. Because my focus was on the overwhelming amount of coursework for the classes I was enrolled, the book was placed aside in a pile with other books. I looked forward to reading each of them once class ended. When time permitted, I began to read the well organized pages again. Exploring the concept of a creative force within, the artist, creative or inventor’s brain, and also the logical, survival, censor brain, was noted.

"Snipers are people who undermine your efforts to break unhealthy relationship patterns. " ~Jody Hayes

Ms. Cameron details various methods in which individuals block or sabotage creativity by the company we keep, and friends and people we choose to associate with. One such way in which creative individuals block their creativity is to become involved with what she calls “Crazymakers”. After reading this section, I felt a stabbing sensation in the pit of my stomach which screamed a resounding truth. I’ve experienced more than my share of crazymakers in my life and in interpersonal relationships! :-)

Crazymakers, she states, can be found in almost any setting. The crazymaking dynamic is grounded in power and any group of people can function as an energy system to be exploited and drained. Gangs are notorious crazymakers. Alcoholic families are crazymaking pros.  Nuclear families are infamous crazymakers. Politicians are, well, you guessed it.....big time crazymakers. The example she provides is that of the “destructive matriarch who devoted energies to destroying the creativity of her children. Always choosing critical moments for her sabotage, she plants her bombs to explode just as her children approach success” (Cameron, 1992, p. 46).

Sunday, August 1, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Healing Water☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

I would have written about the energetic cardinal T-square with Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Hades entering Cancer actually forming a cardinal grand square, yet everyone else is writing about it's possible negative manifestation. I want to focus on how we can utilize this dynamic energy in a positive way...Healing Water.

Water is our source of life. Every living being needs water to survive. According to Dr. Masaru Emoto who authored "The Hidden Messages in Water", water in the ocean maintains a memory of all the creatures who ever lived in the sea.  His book continues to theorize that water has the ability to copy information, as a result of this memory. Since words are an expression of the Soul, their impact also greatly impacts the water in our body. Dr. Emoto photographed water crystals before and after they were shown words on a piece of paper.  Words such as "thank you", "love", and "gratitude" produced beautifully formed crystals, while words such as "you fool", "Satan", and "I'll kill you" produced  darkened, deformed crystals .

"A single drop of water can have various ripple effects on an individual" (Emoto, 2004, p. 37).

We are all acutely aware of the environmental assualt of the Gulf oil spill and its effect on sea life. Dolphins, pelicans, sea turtles, birds, coral, fish, and the waters are filled with toxic sludge threatening to destroy our entire ecological system for decades. Dolphins, in particular, are highly intuitive, and acutely sensitive beings. The increase of beached whales and dolphins is indirect response to threatening vibrations and pollution within the ocean. Everything in life has a vibration. Water is also sensitive to frequencies and also reflects images as well as emit its own vibration.

Written words, letters and numbers also emit a vibration. Numerologically, the letters that comprise the words Dolphin, Pelican, and Turtle are each reduced to a  number 6. The number six corresponds to "The Lovers" in the Tarot and is a number of harmony, compassionate service, healing, clarity of pupose, and correct choice. Turtle symbolizes Earth Mother and Pelican can hold 3 gallons of water in its pouch.  Pelicans move with the tides while Dolphin's create rhythmic sounds and teach the proper use of breathe.