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Monday, January 31, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ February's Cosmic Events ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente,

Dear Cosmic Cohorts~! 

February, especially on the East Coast, will continue to experience cold weather and snow falls.  Mr. Groundhog needs a snow shovel lest he surface any time soon!

2/2/11: Imbolc, Groundhog Day
2/3/11: Mercury -------> Aquarius, Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit
2/4/11: Venus -------> Capricorn, Sun conjuncts Mars .
2/6/11: Venus squares Jupiter , watch spending, eating, overdoing.
2/9/11: Venus conjuncts Pluto, obsessive love, secrets revealed, intensity, sexual passions.
2/14/11: Happy Valentine's Day!  Moon enters intuitive Cancer early am.
2/18/11:  Full Moon 29 Leo, Sun ------> Pisces.
2/20/11: Mercury conjunct Mars & Neptune, Mars  conjunct Neptune .
2/21/11: President's Day, Mars -----> compassionate Pisces.
2/25/11: Jupiter squares Pluto , frustration, need for change, growth.

Enjoy!  I'll be posting a couple more blogs for Valentine's Day so stay tuned :-)

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Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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☆♥*♥☆ Planetary Aquarius ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick hello to wish everyone a wonderful day, where ever you are in the United States or around the world!

If you have your…

Ascendant in Aquarius: You appear honest and truthful. You make friends easily and are an inventive conversationalist. Because you are a fixed sign, although you are quite fair and tolerant you can also be inflexible, impatient, and intolerant of others shortcomings. You enjoy being with people yet also enjoy your alone time.

Moon in Aquarius: Moon here is creative and humanitarian. Emotionally detached, ambivalent, aloof and visionary. Unconventional, imaginative, and independent.

Mercury in Aquarius: You are inventive, creative, innovative and detached. You possess a tremendous power of observation, the proverbial people watcher. Eccentric ideas.

Venus in Aquarius: Venus in this sign is intellectually detached in love, yet quite kind and helpful. Unemotional, open and popular. You’re also prone to having platonic relationships rather than dynamic love affairs. Very magnetic.

Mars in Aquarius: Mars in this sign rational and unpredictable. Energy expressed through intellectualism and mentality. Strong sexual desires yet may be prone to affairs.  The reformer.  People person.

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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www.KarmicAstrology.info 
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ 114 Kassandra ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente


Ajax and Cassandra by
 Solomon Joseph Solomon, 1886.
 In Greek mythology Kassandra (Cassandra) was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She was blessed with the gift of vision and prophecy by Apollo, yet after shunning him was doomed to never be believed. She "envisioned " impending dangers through prophetic "visions" and "predictions" that others were either incapable to seeing or simply in denial of their validity.  Hence, Cassandra warned others of impending doom, the destruction of Troy, yet no one believed her.  In fact, everyone discounted Cassandra's reality. After the fall of Troy she was taken by the Greek warrior Agamemnon, but murdered by his jealous wife Klytaimnestra.  In some texts, Cassandra possessed the ability to communicate with animals.

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, (2009), "114 Kassandra was discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on July 23, 1871, named after Cassandra.  Kassandra is a Minor planet; a large and dark main-belt asteroid. It belongs to the rare class T. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on July 23, 1871, and is named after Cassandra, the prophetess in the tales of the Trojan War. The asteroid is featured in the 2009 film Meteor: Path to Destruction, in which it is split in two by a comet, and set on a collision course with Earth." 

Click here for more: Asteroid 114 Kassandra

Where is Kassandra in your chart?  She's currently transiting 29 degrees Capricornconjunct☌ Warrior Goddess Pallas Athene.

Keywords: Mystic,Vision, Entanglement, Seer, Prophetic, Psychic, Intuitive, Warnings, Reality, Future, Animal Communication, Predictions.

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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www.KarmicAstrology.info 
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References
Guttman. A. &  Johnson, K. (1996). Mythic Astrology.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, (2009).

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Aquarius/Leo~Relationship Axis ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente


Aquarius/Leo Relationship Axis
Ascendant/Descendant (1st house/7th house)


Knowing your partners 7th house cusp (the relationship house) and the ruler of that house indicates the type of partner you may attract, who you're attracted to, and the method of relating within that relationship.

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 our Sun hides behind. This is our outer personality, temperament, and disposition as well as how we experienced our early home environment growing up. It is the way others see us and also gives indication of our physical appearance. The ruler of the Ascendant and the aspects (connections to other planets in your birth chart) further delineate and define your physical appearance.

The Descendant, or 7th house cusp, its ruler and the aspects it makes in your birth chart, is symbolic of the type of partner you are 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.

In relationships, Aquarius has Uranus as modern ruler and with karmic Saturn as the ancient ruler. If you have an Aquarius Ascendant, you appear honest and truthful. You make friends easily and are an inventive conversationalist. You're appearance, style and attire is unique and "different". Because you're a fixed sign, although you are quite fair and tolerant, you can also be very inflexible and impatient. Interestingly, you are apt to be so friendly, enjoy the company of friends and friendly banter, yet you're completely happy alone. Your partner may not "get you" or understand your possible aloof and/or erratic nature.

You're not easy to love....
Why is everything, with you so complicated?
Why do you make it hard to love you
While I ha---te it?
Cause if you really wanna be alone, I,
Would throw my hands up cause baby I tried
But everything with you is so complicated,
Oh why (Oh why)?
~ Complicated by Rihanna

With Solar ruled Leo on the descendant you seek a loyal, outgoing, confident partner, one who will be your bet friend. Attraction to a partner with those qualities who is outgoing and a good parent is likely. Independence and not feeling tied down is critical for Aquarians.

One of the first things you could look at in a potential partner, is their Sun placement since the Sun rules your descendant. It is also possible for an Aquarian Ascendant to attract a partner who has Uranus or Saturn prominent in their chart. Prominent Uranus or Saturn would be in aspect to the Sun, Moon, Mars or Venus, or elevated in conjunction to the MC (10th house cusp)or IC (4th house cusp) conjunct or ruling their Ascendant or Descendant or Sun sign in Aquarius.

I am famous for my generosity
They say I am the kindest,
But it is easier to...
Give than receive love...
Give than receive love.”
~Darkness by Darren Hayes & Robert Conley

Knowing the date, time and place of birth is important in making the determination of the Ascendant or Rising sign, the sign rising on the horizon at the time of birth. This cusp sets up all the other house cusps that are the divisions of the houses or areas of life.

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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www.FuchsiaStars.com 
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ The Star~17~Aquarius ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

The Star~17 XVII~Symbolic of Aquarius

Rider~Waite
In the Rider Waite version, the body of a naked woman holding an urn in each hand is shown. One urn pours water onto the land (material world) while the other urn is poured into a pool of water (spirituality). One of her feet is planted firmly on the ground while the other grazing the surface of the pool. Her nakedness symbolizes acceptance of her self, while the pouring of water symbolizes the quest for balancing both spiritual and material needs.

Card 17 reduced, equals the number 8. Eight is the number of power and authority signifying success and material fortune. Above her head are 8 stars; 7 smaller stars and one large bright star in the center. Stars symbolize the guiding light within; an intuitive understanding that we're protected “Under the Stars”. There's a need to see the light within ourselves and to be “enlightened”. So that this occurs, let go of inhibitions (nakedness) and open yourself up to your own truth.  Shine your light!

Negatively, and each tarot cards offers both a positive and negative polarity influence, The Star reversed is interpreted as shutting off spirituality or love for another. Perhaps too much self-love becomes a narcissistic focus.  It may be a person always searching or looking towards the distant Star or a long-lost or idealistic love. Then the need to stop dreaming and “manifest” the desired reality is the message. We do this by permitting the “natural” flow of emotions to thaw, rather than having them freeze up. Sometimes emotions are frozen as a defense mechanism, so that no one will hurt us.

The Symbol of “The Star” may appear in a reading during a time when spiritual or emotional healing is necessary and to see the purity and good under the light of the shining stars above. As above, so below…the stars above mirror the light within all.

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

☆♥*♥☆The Tower Card~Number XVI~Uranus☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

The Tower Card~Number XVI~16~Uranus

Rider-Waite
 The Tower card in the Tarot is card #16 and symbolizes sudden destruction in our lives. The lightening bolts striking the crown of the tower represents sudden change and events that are unexpected and unprepared for. Change often inspires growth and transformation after reality sets in.  Acceptance and reorientation to these changes and challenges is important.  Realize the status quo is an “illusion” we create. Nothing remains the same.

The Tower is typically symbolic of the planet Mars, yet I also equate this card with Uranus’ electrical, lightening bolt response and the impact of sudden awareness in the psyche. It’s the “a-ha” card in the Tarot deck.

Uranus transits or if it's significantly placed in the chart, you may experience nervous energy and events may suddenly and unexpectedly unfold in your life.  Shock is another meaning of The Tower.  Discovering your partner is having an affair, the sudden loss of a job or a person is shocking.  With the loss of a job, there is loss of income and the trickle down effect on every area of life.  With the loss of a relationship such as in divorce, there may be a loss of identity.  When a marriage ends, you become "single" and no longer a "husband" or "wife".  Identity changes.  The heart chakra shuts down, closes up as a self protective measure.  Intentional and deliberate undermining or jealousy is symbolic of Tower.  Reaching a breaking point and decision making are other possibilities. The truth can set you free!

When The Tower appears in a reading, the truth is exposed, sometimes with life shattering consequences. Oftentimes it will appear in a relationship reading to shed light or reveal the “reality” of a situation through crisis. It signifies insight or a heightened awareness after a painful experience. A relationship may end or drastically change course. After the September 11 (911) events, drawing the Tower reminded me of the horror and pain of that day. We are often caught off guard and shocked when the Tower appears.

Keywords: Crisis, Loss, Change, Sudden, Life shattering, Shock(ing), Awareness, Truth exposed, Endings, Unexpected, Revelation, Enlightenment.

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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Friday, January 21, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Rest & Cleansing Moon~Otter ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

In Native American Astrology, those born from January 20th~February 19th are born under the Rest and Cleansing Moon and their animal totem is the Otter. Their color is silver and silver is also their totem in the mineral kingdom. There are of the Butterfly Elemental clan.

The color silver is thought to have magical properties and that “it is the silver chord that holds the soul to the body”. ~ Medicine Wheel Astrology. Otter people are usually very intuitive and possess an enhanced telephathic capacity. They are visionaries and love heated discussions and intellectual debate. Otters are considered  the organizers of the animal kingdom and they maintain elaborate dens, like a house, broken into compatments or rooms.

According to the Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, Otter is Woman Medicine and offers lessons in feminine energy. Otter is very caring of its young and will tease and play with them for hours. They live on land yet always build a comfy place near the water. Otters are very curious animals and are in constant motion. They are adventurous and friendly. Otter people express joy for others and are never jealous or “catty”. They are feminine creatures, sleek and gentle.

Click here : Otters Holding Hands....so cute

Otters awaken curiosity. They are playful and remind us to keep our inner child alive. Their connection to water links them to feminine creation and imagination.  They are pure joy.

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Happy Birthday Aquarius ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Happy Birthday Aquarius the Water Bearer!
For those born from January 20~ February 19!
Key Phrase is “I Know”.

Aquarius is a Fixed (settled, stubborn), air (thought, intellect) sign located in the Eastern Hemisphere of the chart. Aquarius governs the 11th house of the natural zodiac engaging aspects of friendships, organizations, associations, clubs, hopes and wishes, finances of the employer, the mother’s money (it’s the 2nd house from the 10th), step children (7th from the 5th) as well as counselors, acquaintances and Astrologers. Aquarians are considered the entrepreneurs and philanthropists of the zodiac. You are rebellious, eccentric, erratic, and humanitarian.

Aquarius relates to the ankles, calves and nervous system. Illnesses may develop in the central nervous system when Uranus transits make difficult angle/aspect connections in your the chart. (conjunction, square, opposition, quindecile, parallel and quincunx).

The ancient ruler is Saturn and the modern ruling planet is the erratic and unpredictable Uranus. In traditional astrology, Uranus is a derelict because he brings sudden, unexpected change into ones life. I'm reminded of the Tower in the Tarot Deck. Uranus transits usually brings some kind of catastrophic change to ones life. If Uranus is strong in the chart, you may be drawn to unusual, creative, non-conforming or the anti-establishment ideas and associations. Aquarians are known for their inventiveness, being a little “off the top” and have no interest in convention. Uranus rules electricity, the Internet and yes, Astrologers! Some people think Astrologers are a little “weird”!! It’s not that we are, you know, it’s just that we have a unique way of perceiving the world and others. Because Aquarian’s are so “quirky” they may have a sense or feeling outcast or even a feeling of being adopted by their family of origin. They don’t always feel they fit in.

Uranus is “electric” and rules the nervous system and the ankles/lower calf. Even the astrological glyph for Aquarius resembles electric waves. Other health issues to watch during a Uranus transit might manifest in excessive nervous energy, sciatic pain, ankle or calf cramps, edginess, nervous irritability, inabilityto fall or stay asleep, and tension.

Kundalini
When Uranus transits and forms a 180 degree angle with natal Uranus at approximately age 41-43, this is called the Uranus Opposition, or what mainstream folk coined the Mid-life crises.  Kundalini energy forces expression during this time and that enthusiastic energy expresses itself desiring to break free from any perceived restriction or from the status quo. Marriages and relationships come up for review and/or undergo tremendous changes, while some may end completely. Sometimes a long term relationship finally cement and people marry, while other relationships end, or the dynamics of that relationship change. The Universe offers a variety of unique and different encounters, events, and draws upon different types of experiences.  During this time, associations with others of a different background, age group, value system, cultural backgrounds, new hobbies and interests other than what's comfortable, seduces one into unique forms of experience.  Any attempt to limit or retrain ones individuality will be fought will intense rebellion. 

Uranian Aquarians think “out of the box”. They are the iconoclasts, futurists, technology guru's and inventors of the zodiac. We admire and love their unique ability in accurately assessing and understanding people and circumstances which they have not ever experienced or met.

I’d love to tell you, stay inside the lines.
But something’s better on the other side.
~John Mayer, No Such Thing~Room for Squares

Famous Aquarians: Happy Birthday to Comedian George Burns, and Film Director David Lynch, January 20th, Opera Star Placido Domingo and Actress Geena Davis, January 21st, Actor Humphrey Bogart, January 23rd, Singer Eartha Kitt, and Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, January 26th, Composer and Pianist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, January 27th, Oprah Winfrey, January 29th, Actor Clark Gable, February 1st, British Psychologist Havelock Ellis, February 2nd and Aviator Charles Lindbergh, February 4th.

              "I think, therefore I am." ~ Decartes’

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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www.FuchsiaStars.com 
www.KarmicAstrology.info 
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Ladybug Wisdom ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

It's important to acknowledge symbols and "chance" circumstances that present themselves in our day-to-day world. It has been rather cold and snowy here in New Jersey so it was quite the surprise to find a Labybug perched upon the wall on my staircase this morning!  I’ve always loved ladybugs and call them “wishing” bugs as they lucky omens.  The number of spots on the ladybug hints at how many wishes you have!  I'm feeling immensely lucky. :-) Also, it has been said that the appearance of a lady bug hints at a new relationship. The direction the ladybug leaves you, North, South, East or West, foretells of the direction that new partner will come from! How exciting!

In Europe, the Ladybug is believed to be beneficial.  For instance, Central Europeans , and similarly some Swedes, believe that if a Ladybug crawls across a maiden's hand she would soon be married.  Germans believe that the Ladybug is generally good luck but a traditional belief is that if there are less than seven spots you are guaranteed a good harvest.  In England, each spot means a lucky month to come.  The French believe Ladybugs bring good weather, and, similarly, in Austria a Ladybug is also a sign of good weather. In Iran Ladybug means "Good News", and Canadians say that you should make a wish and let the Ladybug fly away.  The direction it flies too shows the direction from which your wish will come. Accordingto Canadians, finding a ladybug overwintering in the garage brings good luck! The Chinese consider it good luck to find one in the house.  Ladybug omen is especially wonderful during a Full Moon!
The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and
protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled.
Fall and Spring are the most abundance times for a person with a Ladybug totem.

Higher goals and new heights are possible with a Ladybug totem.
Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about.
Their presence signals a time of shielding from our own aggravations and pests.

Its coloring, red and black, is a warning to predators
and we need to give that same clear warning to our enemies.
Stay back! I'm dangerous if attacked!
Lady bug is never the aggressor, but it will defend.

Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams.
Let things flow at their natural pace.
In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true.

Ladybugs are one of the first insects we see in Spring and their discovery is beneficial as they are called “wishing bugs”. When you spot a ladybug, remember to count her spots. Each spot represents a wish for you! I'm wishing for an early Spring and a warm southerly breeze. Where's that groundhog?

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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www.FuchsiaStars.com
www.KarmicAstrology.info
 http://energyhealing4u.webs.com/
http://twitter.com/FuchsiaStars
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References:

Sans, J. & Carson, D. (1988). Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Way of Animals. Santa Fe, NM.
Andrews, T. (1993). Animal-speak: the Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.
Andrews, T. (1999). Animal-Wise: TheSpirit Language and Signs of Nature. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Full Cancer Moon ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

On Wednesday the 19th, we'll experience our first Full Moon of the year.  The upcoming Full Cancer Moon at 29 degrees mirrors the July 21st, 2009 Total Solar Eclipse, also 29 degrees Cancer. The Moon feels comfort and at home in her own sign opposite the Sun in Capricorn, the parental axis.
What makes this Moon interesting is that it's the apex of a Yod, the "Finger of God".  The planets connecting to the "finger" are Chiron/Neptune in Aquarius and the North Node in Capricorn; collectively sending spiritual energy to the Moon.  The Moon is already receptive by nature and this particular Full Moon more so.  "Take what you like, and leave the rest", what's no longer serving your spiritual growth and higher good becomes clearly evident. The 29th degree, an ending degree, likes to hold onto people, places and things too long, past their "due date", yet when it finally decides, considering every possibility, it's swift, taking immediate action.  There's no turning back. The Moon Child is the proverbial collector, assimilating feelings, thoughts, and sensations, a heightened intuitive awareness.  Ms. Moon receives Divine guidance in this matter from Jupiter and Uranus, forming a lovely, confident, supportive trine.

There are some curious midpoint pictures though: 

Sun/Moon = 29 Aries
Mercury = Venus/Mars, Jupiter/Sarurn, Chiron/Hygeia, Saturn/Uranus, Pluto/Pallas
Venus = Neptune/Juno, Mercury/Hygeia
Mars = Mercury/Chiron, Venus/Black Moon, Mercury/Neptune, Pluto/Chiron
Mars is conjunct Asteroid "Tea" (Tea Party??) = 3 Aquarius 54'
Pandora 6 Cancer 38'R opposes Pluto (For those Avatar fans, the symbolism is endless :-)
Chiron = Sun/Uranus, Sun/Jupiter, Mars/Black Moon
Vesta = Mercury/Venus, Venus/Hygeia, Venus/Pluto
Pluto = Sun/Venus, Pallas/Node, Saturn/BlackMoon, Neptune/Hygeia.

On a mundane level, water will continue to be an major issue across the United States and across the Globe. As I type this, it's 28 degrees, and snow is falling again in New Jersey. In my town alone, we've experienced approximately four feet cumulatively, and winter has essentially just begun. While the  current snow is forecast to turn to rain/sleet, flooding is likely in many areas. We'll continue to hear about more flooding in the news, affecting homeowners, land, and crops.

For those who have planets at 28/29 degrees Cancer, or within a couple of degrees on either side, you're receiving a boost and protection from benefic Jupiter and innovative Uranus.

*Blessings*

If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, or e-mail consultation at Fuchsiastars@aol.com. I'm also available via Skype and Facebook.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Lorraine Valente
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www.FuchsiaStars.com 
www.KarmicAstrology.info
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ The Magician ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

A friend and hypnotherapy partner requested I write about The Magician in the Tarot, so here you go! 

Keywords: Alchemy, Intention, Focus, Healing, Magic, Potential, Self, Merlin, Shaman, Self-realization, New Ideas, As above~so below, Choices, Spiritual Concentration, Manifestation, Strength, Androgyny, Creativity, Secret Wisdom, Air, Mercury, Decisive, Blending, Channeling, Consciousness.

The Magician follows The Fool, card 0 and is the first numbered card, number 1, in the Tarot.  I've always liked the rich imagery of this card. If you look closely at his face, he's intensely focused. Highly creative, Magician has everything he needs right there at his fingertips, on his table, a cup, pentacle, wand and sword. The cup symbolizes imagination, the sword, intelligence and thought, the pentacle is the physical body and reality, and the wand represents passionate desire. With these tools, he possesses the unique ability to blend Heaven and Earth and stay grounded.  Having everything he needs, he lets go of all distractions, further enhancing power and creativity. The Magician doesn't waste time or scatter his energies.

The Magician's ruler is Mercury, and air planet ruling both Gemini and Virgo, the two signs symbolic of thought and the mind.  The symbol of infinity above his head, thinking opens portal to the Divine and pursuit of spiritual truth. He's a master of illusion and adept at manifesting and blending. Be careful what you focus upon, lest it manifest in reality.  Choose your wishes wisely.

The Magician is also a Healer, a Shaman, and an archetype of "Spirit".  Like all Magicians, he creates "magic" all around him, drawing into his life and the lives of others, magical circumstances, and choices.  Magician is powerful as he influences the natural World, yet he doesn't seek power for personal gain. He's an inspirational teacher, an "old soul", who eloquently blends spirit and matter, then communicates this wise guidance to others.

Magician~Rider-Waite














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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Cardinal Wisdom ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

Cardinal
We've been experiencing a lot of snow here in New Jersey and more is expected this evening into tomorrow.  Frankly, I'm not a fan of snow, at least not as much as we've had so far.  In anticipation, I've loaded up the bird feeders so our feathered friends are fed. I've noticed more birds at the feeders since the last big snow of just under 3 feet, much of which is still frozen in the yard. There have been bluebirds, woodpeckers, sparrows, juncos and cardinals. I was fortunate to see a couple, a male and female cardinal and snapped a photo of the female.

Ironically, the Moon is in fiery Aries and cardinal is associated with the color red, as is Aries. The male cardinal is a real looker!  He's a beautiful specimen, with a lovely pointed crest and large red beak. Cardinal is part of the finch family and appears throughout much of the year. They are beneficial birds eating insects and weed seeds.  They're also friendly birds and make good parents. The male always feeds the female while she is nesting, and he also feeds the babies. Even though the males feathers are more visually stimulating and colorful, while he's sharing the task of incubation (12 days), his color remains similar to his female partner for the sake of camouflage.

When Cardinal enters your life, the message may be to watch your diet and what you eat as certain foods are hazardous to the health.  Cardinal is symbolic of transformation and renewed vitality.  The Cardinal has a loud whistle reminding us to listen carefully, with intuition as guidance and then to speak clearly, reflecting that inner knowledge. Astrologically, cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, are energetc, action oriented, often starting new projects. Draw upon Cardinal's energy to transform an area of your life that will manifest, perhaps, in the next 12 days.


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Saturday, January 8, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Klotho~Asteroid 97 ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

During the January 4, 2011 Eclipse, Asteroid Klotho was transiting 13 58' degrees Aries conjunct Astrea, squaring the New Capricorn Moon and opposing Zeus and Saturn in Libra.  In order to interpret the meaning, let's understand what Klotho symbolises.

Klotho was one of the Fates in Greek mythology who controls life. Klotho is an asteroid.  According to Martha Lang-Wescott,  Klotho relates to conditions that form at the beginning (fate and expectations) that brings an initial understanding of what is apparent at the start, origins/beginnings in general. 

In performing a search, there I discovered that Klotho is a gene involved in the biological processes of aging and in life extension therapies. Dr. Kuro-o and his colleagues originally discovered the Klotho gene in 1997, naming it after one of the mythical Greek fates who controlled the length of human life. Their previous studies have shown that mutant mice lacking the Klotho gene appear normal until about 3 to 4 weeks old, and then begins showing signs of age, such as skin atrophy, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis and emphysema. The mice died prematurely at about two months. Klotho is a protein that control aging by controlling insulin! According to Dr. Kuro-o, this insulin influence creates a problem for Klotho should it be used as a therapy against aging; It may extend life, but it could also make an animal diabetic.

Yoda~World's Oldest Mouse
 Read more about Yoda, the oldest mouse: Yoda

Perhaps this recent January Eclipse will bring about ethical issues in the study of life-extension, particularly in the experimentation of animals. In this techno new age, prolonging life, or enhancing the quality of life as we age, are certainly important research topics.  As astrologers, many of us believe that we incarnated into this life with a predetermined number of days. How many of you believe that science should keep us alive longer? Do you know where Klotho is your your chart? I'd love to hear your comments.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

☆♥*♥☆ Karmic Relationships ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

I shared a Note about karmic relationships with fellow astrologers on Facebook and wanted to add to it and also share it with you as well.

Carl Jung noted that fragments of the anima & animus figures come from common mythic images. It could also be that unconscious memories of past-life loves may be brought into this life with the expectation of finding he same qualities again. Strong past-life residue may affect the development of the anima or animus figure. This phenomenon may cause a person to attract a "karmic" relationship in the present carnation.

The roots of any relationship are nourished by the unconscious qualities and patterns developed through years and lifetimes. Carl Jung, noted Psychologist, spoke of the anima and animus figures within the unconscious. He thought they were two sides to the same source of unconscious development. These symbols are important when understanding the nature of relationships, how we attract partners, and human development, specifically.

Sigmund Freud noted that a female child first learns about love from the father, and of males who have shown her love during her childhood years. These impressions form her unconscious "animus " figure. The male child learns the same, first through and inrelationship with his mother, retaining those preverbal and unconscious memories. Through the years, more fragments are added to this unconscious memory. These memories, branch out, absorbing more nuances through the five senses, feelings, sensations, visuals, tastes, scents, ever forming more impressions, as collections from various people who show us love. ~Martin Schulman
Milton Erickson, the famed Hypnotherapist, was renowned for his ability to assist people in making dramatic personal change.  Erikson discovered that the best way to communicate with the unconscious is in its own language, the metaphor.  Erickson's strategy was to distract the conscious mind by using abstract vague language to communicate directly to the unconscious and access resources. People really didn't recognize what he was doing because Erickson simply told stories, parables, or jokes that resonated with unconscious material in his clients. Metaphors describe an experience through story-telling.  People see themselves in the stories they hear and become part of the story.  Metaphors filter through our perceptions and how we make sense out of the world.  Because of this fact, metaphors serve as powerful agents of change capable of shifting perception and experience.  As a result, metaphors utilized during hypnosis can transform people's behavior, and subsequently, lives. Through hypnosis and regression therapy/past-life regression we're able to access these unconscious imprints and memories to be uncovered and transformed.

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References

Bandler, R., & Grinder, J. (1975).
Schulman, M. (1984).
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

☆♥*♥☆January's Cosmic Events ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Hi Everyone,

8~Pointed Star by Mark Mentzer
January 1, 2011: Happy New Year~! Year of the Rabbit. Kwanzaa ends.
January 4th: New Moon Solar Eclipse 13 degrees Capricorn
January 6th:  Epiphany ~ Aha~!
January 7th: Venus ---> Sagittarius
January 10th: Moon heavily aspected all day, Mercury sextile Neptune, square Uranus
January 13th: Mercury ---> Capricorn
January 15th: Mars ---> Aquarius
January 17th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19th: Full Moon 4:21pm EST ~ 29 degrees Cancer 27'
January 20th: Sun ---> Aquarius
January 22nd: Jupiter ---> Aries
January 26th: Saturn stations retrograde (rx) 17 Libra

On January 4th, we're experiencing another Eclipse, this time a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 13 38' degrees of Capricorn, technically 14 degrees.  This Eclipse is part of the Saros Series of Eclipses called 13 North.  According to Bernadette Brady, "this is an eclipse family of groups and associations.  Its energy is about large, ambitious group projects.  These group projects will require separation or the breaking of a bond that already exists.  The individual may well experience this eclipse initially as a separation and then as joint achievement."  The chart for the eclipse incorporates the energy of 4 planets (Pluto, Sun, Moon, Mars), Pallas and the Node all in disciplined Capricorn.  Their ruling planet, Saturn, is in Libra and Libra's ruler Venus, is in passionate Scorpio and Scorpio's dual ruler's Mars and Pluto are in Capricorn!  There's some serious discussion going on "up there" about partnerships, groups, relationships and what's valued, what's important.

New Moon energy is about beginnings, starting something new, initiation.  Three days before the New Moon is the Balsamic phase, also called the "Wishing" Moon.  It's a time to focus intentions on what you desire and want to bring into your life, not a time of initiation. Initiating is best saved for the Crescent phase, when the Moon is clearly visible.  Remember........

* Make a Wish...Blow a Kiss to the Universe~! *

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Namaste'

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