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IN THE APRIL ISSUE
- IN HONOR OF ARIES >>>>>>>>>> by Roy Neal
- 2021 SPRING EQUINOX >>>>>>>>>> by Roy Neal
- INTERESTING PSYCHIC AND SPIRITUALIST PHENOMENA >>>>>>>>>> by Bruce Johnson
- THE MONEY FROG AND THE MONEY BOAT >>>>>>>>>> by Bob Romero
- APRIL 2021 ASTROLOGY UPDATE >>>>>>>>>> by Roy Neal
STONES FROM THE DEEP RECESSES OF SPACE
MOLDAVITE —- THE STONE THAT FELL TO EARTH —- Moldavite is the product of a meteor collision with Earth nearly 15 million years ago. It fell over what is now called the Moldau River valley in Czech Republic. These green Gems are among the most rare minerals on earth. They have been prized by humans for thousands of years and are still given as gifts from royalty to royalty. In legend, it is believed Moldavite was the green stone in the Holy Grail and has the power to quicken one’s spiritual evolution.
Even people not sensitive to the energies of stones, often feel the energy of Moldavite. Many sense it as heat, tingling or pulsing sensation in their hand. Others feel a rush of energy through their body, usually upwards out the top of their head. Moldavite’s high vibrational energy is a powerful chakra opener, particularly at the heart and above. Sleeping with Moldavite activates the Dreams State. Wearing it helps manifest positive life change.
LIBYAN DESERT GLASS —- AN AFRICAN METEORITE —- Libyan Desert Glass are highly protective crystals and are beneficial to strengthen your will. They embody within them the vibration of the Golden Ray, a powerful spiritual energy. These unusual stones vibrate strongly within the solar plexus chakra, which is the seat of the will in the body. They are a lovely golden yellow color and are recognized as powerful manifestation tools.
These crystals are also called Libyan Gold Tektite and have a good energy to guard you against any negative psychic energy being deposited in the solar plexus or in any other area of the body. This area works as a psychic shield, and these stones help the process by creating a strong resonance in this area. The metaphysical properties of these yellow crystals are very impressive. This is a helpful stone for those who feel that they do not belong on this earth, and who feel they may originate from elsewhere in the universe.
DARWIN GLASS —- MT. DARWIN IN TASMANIA —- Darwin Glass was created by explosive heat and pressure of a meteorite impact about 800,000+ years ago near Mt. Darwin in Tasmania, Australia. Darwin Glass varies in color from light to dark green, or occasionally white and black. The lighter color glass contains more silica whhile the darker has higher contents of iron, magnesium, chromium, nickel and cobalt. One explanation for these differences is that the darker has pieces of the original meteorite fused into the glass.
Darwin Glass is one of the rarest impactites. It is more difficult to obtain as the collection area is now protected within a World Heritage area, and no further samples are allowed to be taken away. Darwin represents the fusion of earthly and universal energies. It is said to be a good healing catalyst and energy boosting crystal, supporting the healing process by helping one determine the cause and source of blocked energy.
IN HONOR OF ARIES: THE RAM
by Roy Neal
The Sun entered the sign of Aries on Saturday, March 20th at 3:38am MDT.
Aries is a fire sign ruled by the planet Mars. The goal of the Aries soul is to honor their true self. The Aries person is instinctive and impulsive; their desire is to take action. They often have leadership qualities. A strong and confident Aries person will want to be proactive; they will take the initiative and confront a problem or person head on. For this reason their animal symbol is the Ram.
Aries in mythology is known as the God of War. A spiritually evolved Aries will use their warrior nature to protect and help those who are not as strong physically, mentally or emotionally as they are.
Aries people get things started, but they often need to allow others to help them finish. The Aries soul often lacks the patience to stay with a project or situation long enough to see it to completion. If you want an instigator to help you get things started or a warrior to defend and protect those who need a champion, you may want to build a relationship with someone who has the Sun or other key planets in Aries.
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. He is available for personal readings at 720-962-4633.
2021 SPRING EQUINOX
by Roy Neal
The Sun enters the sign of Aries on Saturday, March 20th at 3:38am MDT. Aries is a fire sign ruled by the planet Mars. Mars is a planet of action. It is the season of Spring, a time for new beginnings. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. The goal of Aries is to be assertive, to be the initiator of new action and activity. In the chart for the Spring Equinox the Sun is conjunction Venus in the third house of communication. Venus is in Pisces. Pisces is a water sign and is known for its intuition and empathy. The Sun in Aries indicates new beginnings and the communication of new ideas that are guided by compassion and intuition. The skill and ability to creatively express ideas is symbolized by Mars, the North Node and the Moon in the sign of Gemini in the fifth house.
The Rising sign in Capricorn suggests the need to focus energy on our goals and business objectives. Pluto in the first house of identity indicates that we are still in the process of transformation. This transformation has to do with our sense of self. We are evolving a new awareness of our self-image and our purpose for being alive. What contribution do we need to make to nourish our soul and help those we care for? What action do we need to take each day to experience ourselves as valued and valuable?
The Spring season invites us to experience more compassion and creativity. Our ability to learn how to heal and balance the opposing forces within ourselves will help us develop the awareness of how to communicate from our heart and contribute to a more peaceful and loving world. An opportunity to be more consciously creative is at hand.
The desire to grow our soul and share authentically with others is likely to open up new experiences of relationship with loved ones and family members. Our inner transformation and soul growth will inspire others to actualize their creative potential and experience more joy, amore enlightened experience of life, love and relationship will be our reward.
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. He is available for personal readings at 720-962-4633.
INTERESTING PSYCHIC & SPIRITUALIST PHENOMENA
by Bruce Johnson
The catalogue of psychic gifts is extensive, highly varied, and includes the category of physical phenomena demonstrated through mediums. Let’s examine some of these rarely seen spiritual gifts. Bilocation is achieved by projecting one’s astral body from the physical vehicle and materializing it to become visible to normal sight. Geloscomancy describes gaining psychic information from a person’s laugh. Photographology depicts the psychic impressions gained by viewing photographs. Divination of a person’s shadow is known as Sciomancy. Insight attained by the study of holes in swiss cheese is called Tiromancy.
The following genuine mediums demonstrated some amazing physical phenomena. Mrs. Margery Crandon exhibited- levitation of objects, direct voice, raps, matter through matter [interlocking two rings of different woods], psychic wax molds, telekinesis, independent writing, psychic lights [sometimes manifesting as luminous floating eyes that could blink], hand materialization, psychic breezes, and temperature drop in the séance room.
The trance medium Nettie Colburn had her first contact with President Abraham Lincoln at a séance he requested, within the White House in December of 1862. Present at the séance were Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Laurie, and their daughter Mrs. Belle Miller. Mrs. Miller was a powerful physical medium. Through Nettie’s mediumship the spirit communicator urged Mr. Lincoln to not delay, despite great political resistance, in issuing an Emancipation Proclamation order. Abraham Lincoln was told by the spirit world that the establishment of the Emancipation Proclamation would be the crowning achievement of his administration. Fortunately, President Lincoln acted on the spiritual advice given and signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law in 1863.
In advance of Mr. Lincoln’s entrance at the December 1862 séance, Mrs. Miller played a double grand piano that was in the room. As she played, the heavy end of the piano began rising and falling in time with the music. This piano levitation phenomena was repeated at a subsequent séance attended by the Lincolns, Mrs. Miller, Nettie, and other guests at Georgetown on February 5 th , 1863. At that séance, another grand piano Belle was playing began to move, and eventually levitated 4 inches above the floor according to witnesses. Despite the combined weight of Mr. Lincoln and three other men who climbed on top of the hovering piano, it stayed levitated until the four men jumped off and spirit made it descend.
The English medium William Stainton Moses was known for- apportation [ivory crosses, pearls and corals], remote movement of objects, musical phenomena [music heard with no instruments in the séance room], materialization of hands and columns of light, direct writing, levitation of his body and physical items, psychic lights, perfumed spirit breezes, and scent phenomena that included sandalwood, rose, musk, new-mown hay, and a special “spirit scent”.
Mrs. Etta Wriedt manifested a variety of physical phenomena including- trumpet direct voice, etherealizations, luminous phenomena, movement of physical objects, apports, and spirit breezes. Flowers were at times taken from vases by spirits and placed in the hands of the sitters. Spirit dogs materialized at seances and were seen, heard, and touched by the attendees. Occasionally, sitters were phenomenonally sprinkled with drops of water. D.D. Home displayed slate writing, body and object levitation, hand materializations, etherealizations, sound and musical phenomena, body elongation and shrinking, table-tipping, fire-immunity, scents, luminous phenomena, raps, direct writing, spirit breezes, and temperature drops. Sometimes the sound of birds in flight was heard at his seances.
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.
THE MONEY FROG AND THE MONEY BOAT
by Bob Romero
One of the more interesting classes that I have taken in metaphysics was the one on the Chinese practice of Feng Shui. It helped me with arranging items in our house to provide balance and positive energy flow. I also saw an excellent video online that described feng shui as acupuncture for the home. Chi will then flow through your home as it does through your body. There are so many concepts in using Feng Shui, and so for the purposes of this article, I would just like to focus on two specific objects, which are the money frog also called the money toad, and the money boat which is also called the money ship.
The correct placement of the money frog will bring you financial prosperity. I found a dark burgundy resin frog with red ruby eyes and a coin in its mouth at the bookstore. It actually looks more like a three-legged toad. I placed it in the southeast corner of my office. It is at a diagonal with the front door facing in towards the house so that money energy flows into the house and not away from the house.
The same is true for the money boat as far as placement and direction. At first, I had a hard time finding a money boat. So, I went online and found that there are many to choose from, as far as size and expense. The feng shui wealth ship is supposed to sail into your life with financial prosperity and abundance. There were a lot beautiful ships that were either brilliant gold or were finely crafted detailed wooden models. Placing bright coins in the ship will attract wealth and bring good luck.
I was having a tough time making a decision when I happened to see a small sailboat in a store where I was shopping for something else. It was about the size that I wanted, but what really struck me was that the first part of the Serenity Prayer was on the sails which says,
“God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
This was perfect, because wisdom is needed on how to manage wealth. Consider all of the lottery jackpot winners that became bankrupt after a couple of years, because they spent their money foolishly. Wealth is not just to be acquired, but also shared. And when financial prosperity is shared, it returns threefold! That also goes for good deeds when they are done with sincerity and no expectations for acknowledgement.
I placed the money frog and the money ship together in the correct location and direction. As far as coins for the sailboat, I put shiny brand-new coins from the current year in the boat. At the end of the year, I donate the coins to either the Salvation Army or the Denver Hospice so that the positive energy that flowed through them, will flow to the recipients of the donation.
As far as the financial consequences of using these, all I can say is “Life is good”.
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
APRIL 2021 ASTROLOGY UPDATE
by Roy Neal
We begin the month of April with the Sun and Venus both in the Leo decan of Aries. Leo wants to look good so we will start the month off with charm and a desire to please others. This behavior may not last for more than a couple of days because the Moon will enter Capricorn on Saturday morning, April 3rd and Mercury will enter Aries that same evening. These planetary energies culminate on a Last Quarter Phase Moon in Capricorn early on Easter Sunday, April 4th where the communication could be honest but less than diplomatic and loving. The Aries energy of healthy self interest continues and is enhanced on Sunday, April 11th as we experience a New Moon in Aries throughout most of the day.
A tangible shift energetically occurs as Venus enters the sign of Taurus on Wednesday, April 14th. Instead of aggravation we may experience stubborn indifference. However, the energy of Venus in Taurus is great for planting a garden and cultivating relationships that can enhance our financial security and prosperity. The focus on finances and prosperity is expanded as Mercury and the Sun both enter Taurus on Monday, April 19th. A tendency for demonstrations of a dramatic nature occurs at the First Quarter Phase Moon in Leo on Tuesday, April 20th.
A more emotionally calmer and pragmatic energy is likely to be experienced as the Moon enters the sign of Virgo on Earth Day, April 22nd and Mars enters the sign of Cancer on Friday, April 23rd.
A Full Moon occurs in Scorpio on Monday evening, April 26th. This event is known as the Wesak Full Moon and is celebrated by both Buddhist and Christian traditions. Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn on Tuesday, April 27th and reminds us that our journey of internal transformation is likely to continue for some time. We are encouraged to grow our soul and keep trusting, surrendering and strengthening our faith.
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer in the Denver area. If you would like information of a personal nature call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.