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in this issue



666 AND THE EARTH BEAST by Bruce Johnson

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is November 24, 2012





by Marcia McCaffery

Astrologer Marci McCaffery

SCORPIO (October 24-November 23)


The sign of Scorpio is often referred to as the most complex of the twelve signs in the zodiac. We can rely on the resilience of Scorpio’s transformative power, fixity of purpose and instinctual nature to get to the truth in all situations. The energy of this fixed water-sign, asks us delve deeper intothe root causes of the tough stuff.The regenerative powers of Scorpio imply the need to make changes that evolve the self to a higher plane.

On October 29th, the Full Moon at 7 degrees Taurus, marks the last of the four power moons. This is one of the most creative Full Moons of the year. The combination of the practical and the emotional energies offer us an opportunity to bring matters that have to do with what is truly valued to a successful conclusion.

Josephine Wall Scorpio

Scorpio by Josephine Wall

As we approach the U.S.Presidential Election and a new year, we are all hungry for information about our future. More importantly, we want to know how we will be personally impacted. I think it safe to say that many are not that excited about Obama and probably less so about Romney. Moreover, it is generally the candidate that engenders the most tolerance that defines the election. Enter the role of the trickster planet, Mercury, (messenger of the Gods) which plays a decisive role in every aspect of the elections, particularly in determining choice. Mercury turns retrograde on Election Day in the truth seeking sign of Sagittarius at exactly 4 degrees. What does this mean? Possible mayhem! When Mercury is retrograde there is the potential for uncertainty, delays, false starts, miscommunication, miscalculations and the need to do things over. Mercury is probably best associated with speech, writing, technology and the computation of numbers. When retrograde, it cancreate problems and glitches with data and communication. Remember the Bush/Gore 2000 presidential fiasco? Good ole Mercury retrograde was in the details back then. This time Mercury is in a conflicting aspect with Neptune at 0° and Chiron at 5° Pisces combined with a favorable aspect to Uranus at 5° Aries. This configuration adds fire to the mix. All points are retrograde, indicating a less than powerful position. Neptune sets the tone for general confusion and Uranus rules shocks and upsets. All in all, we can expect some questionable developments on Election Day.

Eclipses increase our instinctual reactions and serve to move us further along on our life journey. A New Moon (Total Solar Eclipse) at 21 degrees Scorpio, on November 13th is one of the most transformational moons of the year. It signals a time of major endings and new beginnings. We can use the healing energies of the Scorpio New Moon to release past hurts and heal emotional wounds as we activate new beginnings. What aspect of your life are you ready to move forward? The Sabian symbol for this New Moon reminds us to use our power wisely.

A Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) takes place on November 28th at 6 degrees Gemini, highlighting the Gemini-Sagittarius axis where we are asked to question our assumptions. As we shift our perspective, we realize that everything is interconnected and “from this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.” (Albert Schwieitzer)

Mars moves into an ambitious position in Capricorn on November 16th creating opportunities to move ahead with our goals. Neptune ends its hazy retrograde journey on November 11th, bringing us greater clarity and revitalized energy.

In gratitude, wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

© Stardirection 2012. All rights reserved.

Marcia McCaffery is an NCGR certified astrological counselor specializing in life purpose, career and relationship readings. She is also a Reiki master teacher, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited business/life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She has a lifelong involvement with meditation, spiritual studies and the healing arts. She is a featured astrological consultant atShining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore To learn how these changes impact you personally, contact Marci at For free, valuable resources visit her web site at




How Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Become Reminders for Kindness

with Bruce Rawles

Monday, November 5, 2012. 7 – 9pm. $20.

Author & Teacher Bruce Rawles

In this multimedia presentation, author and sacred geometry researcher Bruce Rawles explores seven Hermetic Laws from antiquity that apply equally to everyone, paired with seven archetypal geometric metaphors. He explains how an inclusive thought system reinterprets all seemingly disparate events and characters in our surreal stories as emissaries asking for our gifts of humor, release from inner bondage and unconditional kinship.

Bruce Rawles is mystical soul with a mathematical mind; an explorer of the extrapolation of quantum physics into non-dual metaphysics. His geometric and philosophic quests seek the unchanging and universal. His first book, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook, offers a hands-on approach to finding interconnectedness by immersion in patterns. His second book, The Geometry Code, turns the exploration inward to the mind. Here polarizing paradoxes are resolved by bringing awareness of natural laws and universal symbols to our shared interests and the teacher of unconditional kindness we all have in common.

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by Bruce Johnson

Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation describes a beast of the earth that deceives earth’s inhabitants and forces them to receive his mark. The mark is caused to be placed on the right hand or forehead of unfortunate humanity by the beast whose number is 666. Studying the numerology of 666 reveals a surprising allegorical truth, not a prophecy of Earth’s future.

The heavens and earth of Genesis took six days to create. Six is the number of matter, form, and physical manifestation. Six is dual, passive, and corresponds to the pole of dense matter. It symbolizes the body as opposed to the soul that created and animates it. Esoterically, six corresponds to darkness and is the reverse in shape, and opposite in quality, to the number nine.

Nine represents the threefold nature of spirit in its perfected triple expression. To the Pythagorean’s, nine was the source of, and the upper limit to, all the other numbers. Nine symbolizes perfection and light, is active in quality, and corresponds to the soul and the pole of spirit. Nine is the number of life separate from its body of expression.

Three is the ancient number of totality or completeness. Three sixes symbolize matter in its most concrete form, dominating and imprisoning the soul. 666 is the symbol of the body controlling the soul and darkness reigning over light. 666 is the inverse of 999, which represents truth and the perfected soul of light that is the antithesis of evil. 666 represents chaos over order, hate over love, slavery over freedom, and extreme materialism over spirituality. The biblical beast of selfishness and cruelty is depicted in the Devil card of the tarot, complete with a mark on his right hand, and slaves.

Like the number 666, the personality of man is triple in nature.  666 represents the physical, emotional and mental natures of man in their lowest and most base expression. The beast of earth is the lower animal nature within man that battles the divine Self for control. Fortunately, as we grow spiritually,   we can throw the beast of the earth, also called the false prophet, into the lake of fire.

© Bruce Johnson 2012
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.




Saturday, November 24, 2012

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone – from the local business owners to the customers who buy locally – to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. It began in 2010 when American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the day. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger.

This year, go out and support your favorite small business and search for savings on unique merchandise while experiencing spectacular service – a cornerstone of many small businesses.

All day on Saturday, you will enjoy snacks, compliments of the Shining Lotus. Also, you will enjoy 10% off your purchase of $25 to $75, 20% off your purchase of $75 to $150, and 30% off your purchase over $150. Thank you for taking the time to shop small business on Small Business Saturday.



with Mind/Body Coach, Marina Bajszár

Sunday, November 11, 2012    2-3pm    FREE PRESENTATION

Learn a simple & profound self care technique to empower, redesign & transform your life. Are you able to shift your negative or unwanted emotions whenever you want to, or are you counting on external circumstances or other people to change in order to feel at peace and relax? Enjoy this demonstration and take away a practical tool you can put to immediate use to address any problem in your life, reduce stress, and feel good now.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012. 1pm to 3pm.

Join Karen Korona, M.S. at the Shining Lotus Bookstore to sample Xoçai™ Healthy Chocolate products. Taste delicious unprocessed cocoa in four dark chocolates, a milk chocolate peanut butter cup, energy drink and more! Discover how you can reverse your aging, prevent disease and restore your vitality with Healthy Chocolate, the #1 antioxidant on the planet.


Choose XOÇAI™ (pronounced show-sigh)chocolate for guilt-free pleasure. Each bite is packed with the heart-healthy benefits of rich dark chocolate and the antioxidant power of the South American superfood, acai berry. The result is a rich chocolate treat that feeds you body and soul.

The Secret is in the Special Processing Method

Healthy Chocolate Nuggets

All chocolate is not created equal. Most companies process cocoa beans using a method called Dutching. The Dutching process adds alkali-potash to the cocoa beans before roasting. Roasting cocoa beans destroys many of the antioxidants, while Dutching adds chemicals. Such a process makes chocolate cheap and affordable, but it pretty much neutralizes any of the potential health benefits of chocolate. And to add insult to injury, to make the resulting chocolate more palatable, sugar, fat and other ingredients are added, further decreasing the potential health benefits.
 Not so with XOÇAI™ healthy chocolate. The unique cold-press process preserves the healthy nutrients and antioxidants in Ivory Coast chocolate while creating a delicious rich dark chocolate flavor you’ll love. It’s the BEST of both possible worlds, healthy nutrients and tasty treats, in one special chocolate.XOÇAI™ Packs Super Food Ingredients In Every Bite
Once known only to the native people of South America, the tiny acai berry packs a powerful antioxidant punch. The benefits of acai berries include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Combined with the power of rich dark chocolate in its natural, unprocessed state, the result is a chocolate treat packed with as many antioxidants as a basket of fresh fruits and vegetables. Now that’s a healthy chocolate!

Dear Fellow Chocolate Lover,

Are you tired of every nutrition guru under the sun scolding you because you love a good chocolate bar?

How many times have you reached for your favorite chocolate bar only to feel a wash of guilt come over you – “I shouldn’t be eating this” – ?

Wouldn’t you love to bite into a rich square of luscious smooth, dark chocolate without the guilt, without the worry, without the fear?

X Power Squares

There’s a better way to have your chocolate and enjoy it, too. The secret is XOÇAI™ healthy chocolate, and here’s why choosing XOÇAI™ is the smart choice for chocaholics worldwide.
Xoçai™ is a unique chocolate. Using a special cold-press processing method, the antioxidants and nutrients are preserved in the freshly harvested Ivory Coast cocoa beans. No fillers or stabilizers, sugars or fats are added to the chocolate. It’s pure, it’s rich, and it’s heavenly.
But that’s not all, special ingredients are used, including the acai berry superfood. Once known only to the native peoples of South America, these dark purple berries pack a potent antioxidant punch.
Xoçai™ chocolate tastes wonderful and it feeds you body and soul. Each bite adds antixoidants to your diet, perhaps as many as a basketful of fresh fruits and vegetables.
So here’s to your health, and here’s to your secret stash of chocolate. Make it XOÇAI™ healthy chocolate, and boost your health with every bite.There is No Such Thing As Healthy Chocolate.  Really?

Do you remember the news headlines of a few years ago when the studies first came out touting the health benefits of chocolate? Well, the studies left out one important fact:
The typical processing method used by most chocolate bar producers DESTROYS most of the antioxidant benefits of chocolate!  Choose the one, the only chocolate bar that’s filled with antioxidants preserved through a unique cold-press method and boosted with the incredible antioxidant power of the acai berry. Choose the healthy chocolate that people are talking about from coast to coast. Choose XOÇAI™

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