Quick tips: Personal Energetic cleansing

Quick tips: Personal Energetic cleansing

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Energetic cleansing is so very important because every day, all day we are constantly hit with what other people are diffusing from their energetic state.
Now dont get me wrong, we all have funkified energy.
But this is about how to flush out other peoples garbage, that way you can deal with just your own.
Think of it like walking around and anybody, Within I’d say probably at least a ten-foot radius around you, has left a chalk handprint on you – all different colors because we’re all feeling different things throughout the day.

Some people are even strong enough that they can project their emotions over the phone, which is why people in phone jobs, come out of them looking so Haggard.

They seem like they’ve been through a war zone,
because they’re dealing with that all day every day, on top of all of that “wonderful for the soul” verbal abuse.

And no matter what, it weighs on you.

If you don’t flush that off at the end of the day it’s like going without a shower.
If you went for months without a shower, Not only would smell pretty bad, but you would start to have some physical repercussions- not to mention the emotional and psychological repercussions.
2 months, three months, 4 months, a year, 2 years…… pretty soon you’re getting to the point where you’re really not feeling well at all.
All of the other people’s negative emotions or positive emotions have collected on you, and you have no way to flush them off or at least you don’t know how to.
All of a sudden you start to get things like, mental anxiety disorders, depression, anger problems, etc.
Sometimes it will manifest as physical disorders.
Alot of this can be counter-acted by flushing out The unwanted alien or foreign energy,
hence this article & subsequent class that I will be teaching on this.

A few tips:
Dance-move your body,
When you are moving you are getting your endorphins flowing, which feels great.

But also, you are working ALL of that stuck/nasty energy out of your system. you are basically transmuting it by using it to fuel what you are doing.

Burning calories, burning away nasty energy from your system, and feeling awesome! Cool Hunh!! ( Try going to a good outdoor rave. The DJ has to be really good! you are dancing/transmuting as well as getting some of the best sound therapy. Bonus, with everyone else transmuting anything negative into positive energy, you are actually enshrouded in positive energy. Plus it is great for moving meditation.)

Salt baths-
Salt is amazing for clearing out junky, nasty energy. It is purity embodied.
Showers will blast alot of nasty energy off of you just by themselves.

Visualization-

1. Visualizing a bright white light surging through every nerve and fiber of your being (either from the sky through you to the ground, or from the earth through you to the sky. Depending on which method resonates with you.) and cleaning out anything that is stuck within you.

2. Visualizing opening your chakra centers and having a white light blasting through your chakra points and then closing them afterwards. (do this in the shower, it helps alot)

Iv also been told that Qi gong is wonderful for clearing yourself, but I cannot confirm this personally.

Some essential tools and why they help:

White selenite- Anybody dealing with the public needs at least 2 chunks of this!! Selenite (especially white) is THE energetic flush stone (See my article on Gemstone Therapy for the Why it works question).
And it is self-cleaning,so its super low maintenance.

Black kyanite- Chakra aligner and Auric field hole fixer. Used in conjunction with White Selenite it will break up any really stubbornly stuck energy.

Black tourmaline (2 chunks)- This is THE Empathic blocker stone, but it also has a tendency to absorb negative energies so if your in a particularly nasty environment , switch your stones midway through your day. Then clean them out with either early morning sunlight (between sunrise and around 11am, when the sunlight is at at its strongest) or a nice chunk of white selenite.

Himalayan salt lamp-Cleanses & purifies both the air & the energy that surrounds it. It also boosts your seratonin level, making you sleep better, concentrate more effectively, and feel happier.

Singing bowls- Sound therapy and vibratory resonance are wonderful things for breaking up nasty energetic crap.

Sage-It is wonderful for clearing nasty energy and a time honored tradition.
(Link to article How the F*** do I Sage??? is coming as soon as I can repost it, please check back)

Pendulum (for chakra checking)- A Pendulum is a seriously useful tool for making sure of where your energy levels are and how they are flowing. An easy way to do this, is to check your Chakra centers.
(Link to article on Pendulums??? (Link as soon as I can get the pendulum article back up)

Salt body scrub (St. Ives makes an awesome one,)-Again salt is amazing for clearing out junky, nasty energy. It is purity embodied. And this is way easier then rubbing yourself with seasalt! 😀

Shower- Running water will get rid of alot of negative energy. This is part of the reason why I shower at night, at the END of the day…and because Im a slow starter in the morning lol.
*You will find that if you are in a really bad mood, try taking a shower- you will feel SO much better. Add some happy music, singing and sea salt….I betcha find that you are in a FANTASTIC mood when you get out.

Water- Also drink alot of water, it will help keep you balanced and flush the over abundance of chemicals that are all around us out of you. Its sound funny, but when you are flushed and hydrated, you can better sense when you need to clear or shield your own energy.

Sharp obsidian blade (for energetic cord cutting)- Obsidian makes any nasty energy pack up and leave. and as per the previous article on Energetic cord cutting(link here), you want to make sure your not hooked up to anyone that you dont want to be.

There are other things that you can do of course, but these are some things that I have found really help out.

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Quick tips: Clearing your space

Quick tips: Clearing your space
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Nasty energy vibrates at a lower frequency than positive energy, Plain and simple!
Make your home inhospitable to nasty stuff.
Now mind you, this is NOT just more of the same “Picture a white light” crap.
You already know THAT (And besides, most people that I’ve met haven’t had much luck with it anyways)
You will hear a lot of Spiritual people say “Raise your vibration”,
I promise you that they are NOT just being hippy dippy.
When you raise your vibration, it makes the negative energy want to pack up and move somewhere homier.
You had NO idea that it was that scientific OR that simple, did you?????????????
Now, Nobody can be high vibe all the time, we’re ALL human.
But here are some ways that you can keep other peoples garbage outta your home or space.
BTW, Energetically clearing and Protecting your space is vital.
You’ve gotta have someplace to come home to, a Haven from the rest of the stresses and pressures that we get hit with all of the time.
If that space ain’t clear, All kinds of stuff goes buggy!

*Also,
one more thing that I’m gonna mention here,
And I will probably catch some flack for this.
Your space is ALSO affected by WHO you bring into it.
If you have a buddy full of drama who is always hangin at your pad,
that buddy’s energy is gonna hang out too.
So, if your doin everything right and you have a Mr. or Ms. Drama paying steady visits, here are 2 things to do.
1 Clear your place every time, right after they leave,
2 Fill your home SO fully with your energy that its a lot harder for someone else’s energy to take root.
Or you can just hang with them in a public place and flush afterward.

So, Here are some tools and some tips to cleanse & protect your home:
Tips:

Environmental factors-
Singing bowls-
easiest way to clean out a house, energetically speaking(No it will not clear the dust bunnies, sorry to get your hopes up…I know you did …just for,like, a second there.)
It would be nice but NOPE, go get your broom and dustpan for that) the sound that they emit breaks up negative, stale, unpleasant energy through vibration.

Water fountains- These act like energy purifiers and they reflect nasty stuff. (Also, if you are a spiritual free lancer like myself, these act like a shrine to a diety! Cool hunh, I thought so)

Plants- life means less room for negative crap to float around. Also they give off their own calming energy.

Happy music- Blast it loud

Dance- Nobody is Fred Astair- except for Fred Astair- just have fun!

Sing- Nobody is Frank Sinatra- except for Frank Sinatra- Again Just have fun!!!!

Crystals- their energy is almost always positive!

Incense & Essential oils- Use them! Diffuse them!!! Put them to work for you!!!!

Sunlight- OPEN YOUR DRAPES,
ON OCCASION OPEN YOUR WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nothing brings a good mood like some sunshine!!!
And nothing kills ambient nasty energy like sunshine!!!!
Let alone the breeze, moving air is always good!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Keep your drapes/blinds/etc open for a few days while you’re at work, and I will bet you it feels a lot better in your home afterward)

Tools:
Crystals-
White Selenite- automatic energy flush, very rarely (if ever) needs cleansing itself.
Black tourmaline- negative energy blocker and absorber
(Quick note, with the Black Tourmaline & White Selenite, I recommend that you use them to grid your house, a link to a diagram will be coming as soon as I can get it finished ūüėÄ )
Obsidian- reflects negative energy. Its a volcanic glass, so by its nature, nothing wants to get too snugly.
Himalayan salt lamps- cleans the air and the energy

Herbs-
Salt-purification personified!!
Sage-clearing and blessing herb, used since druidic times.
You thought I was gonna say the Native Americans, didn’t you!!!
Although,, the Celtic Druids DID throw a little oak moss in with their sage.

*Sage alternatives (if you dislike the smell of burning Sage, like I do. Or if you are allergic.)
Palo santo- Brazilian holy wood( much the same properties as Sage, but leaves a happy, joyful ambiance)
Pine
Cedar
Juniper
Yerba Santa
Mugwort (Black Sage)
Rosemary
Copal
Holly
Clove

Essential oils, resins & Incenses-
Frankinencense,
Myrrh,
Dragonsblood,
Pine,
Cedar,
Sandalwood,
Palo santo

There are a few other things that will help, but these are what I have found to be most helpful ūüėÄ

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Quick tips: Clearing your space

Quick tips: Clearing your space

(Original publication date unknown)

Nasty energy vibrates at a lower frequency then positive energy, Plain and simple!
Make your home inhospitable to nasty stuff.
Now mind you, this is NOT just more of the same “Picture a white light” crap.
You already know THAT (And besides, most people that I’ve met haven’t had much luck with it anyways)
You will hear a lot of Spiritual people say “Raise your vibration”,
I promise you that they are NOT just being hippy dippy.
When you raise your vibration, it makes the negative energy want to pack up and move somewhere homier.
You had NO idea that it was that scientific OR that simple, did you?????????????
Now, Nobody can be high vibe all the time, we’re ALL human.
But here are some ways that you can keep other peoples garbage outta your home or space.
BTW, Energetically clearing and Protecting your space is vital.
You’ve gotta have someplace to come home to, a Haven from the rest of the stresses and pressures that we get hit with all of the time.
If that space ain’t clear, All kinds of stuff goes buggy!

*Also,
one more thing that I’m gonna mention here,
And I will probably catch some flack for this.
Your space is ALSO affected by WHO you bring into it.
If you have a buddy full of drama who is always hangin at your pad,
that buddy’s energy is gonna hang out too.
So, if your doin everything right and you have a Mr. or Ms. Drama paying steady visits, here are 2 things to do.
1 Clear your place every time, right after they leave,
2 Fill your home SO fully with your energy that it’s a lot harder for someone else’s energy to take root.
Or you can just hang with them in a public place and flush afterward.

So, Here are some tools and some tips to cleanse & protect your home:
Tips:

Environmental factors-
Singing bowls-
easiest way to clean out a house, energetically speaking(No it will not clear the dust bunnies, sorry to get your hopes up…I know you did …just for,like, a second there.
It would be nice but NOPE, go get your broom and dustpan for that) the sound that they emit breaks up negative, stale, unpleasant energy through vibration.

Water fountains- These act like energy purifiers and they reflect nasty stuff. (Also, if you are a spiritual freelancer like myself, these act like a shrine to a diety! Cool hunh, I thought so)

Plants- life means less room for negative crap to float around. Also they give off their own calming energy.

Happy music- Blast it loud

Dance- Nobody is Fred Astair- except for Fred Astair- just have fun!

Sing- Nobody is Frank Sinatra- except for Frank Sinatra- Again Just have fun!!!!

Crystals- their energy is almost always positive!

Incense & Essential oils- Use them! Diffuse them!!! Put them to work for you!!!!

Sunlight- OPEN YOUR DRAPES,
ON OCCASION OPEN YOUR WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nothing brings a good mood like some sunshine!!!
And nothing kills ambient nasty energy like sunshine!!!!
Let alone the breeze, moving air is always good!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Keep your drapes/blinds/etc open for a few days while you’re at work, and I will bet you it feels a lot better in your home afterward)

Tools:
Crystals-
White Selenite- automatic energy flush, very rarely (if ever) needs cleansing itself.
Black tourmaline- negative energy blocker and absorber
(Quick note, with the Black Tourmaline & White Selenite, I recommend that you use them to grid your house, a link to a diagram will be up as soon as I can get the diagram done)
Obsidian- reflects negative energy. Its a volcanic glass, so by its nature, nothing wants to get too snugly.
Himalayan salt lamps- cleans the air and the energy

Herbs-
Salt-purification personified!!
Sage-clearing and blessing herb, used since druidic times.
You thought I was gonna say the Native Americans, didn’t you!!!
Although, the Celtic Druids DID throw a little oakmoss in with their sage.

*Sage alternatives (if you dislike the smell of burning Sage, like I do. Or if you are allergic.)-
Palo santo- Brazilian holy wood( much the same properties as Sage)
Pine
Cedar
Juniper
Yerba Santa
Mugwort (Black Sage)
Rosemary
Copal
Holly
Clove

Essential oils, resins & Incenses-
Frankincense,
Myrrh,
Dragonsblood,
Pine,
Cedar,
Sandalwood,
Palo santo

There are a few other things that will help, but these are what I have found to be most helpful ūüėÄ

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Solar Eclipses & You

                         

Solar Eclipses & You

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A little bit of background info,
solar and lunar eclipses always arrive in pairs one for the new moon and one for the full moon respectively.

And since we just had our penumbral lunar eclipse on February 11th, we have a following Solar Eclipse on the February 26th.

So how does a solar eclipse affect you exactly????
I mean, if you don’t look directly at it (blindness and burnt retinas, same as lookin into a welding torch flame) lol.
In truth, any eclipse is a major event in our skies, as they bring change and the unexpected in very dramatic ways.
But the Solar eclipse specialty is to bring up the upheavals, changes, and unexpected truths in a way that starts out small, but increases in importance over time.
Solar eclipses specialize in subtlety, the iron claw in the velvet glove if you will.
Bonus though, its a great time to pull all of your crystals out and Charge the heck out of them ūüėÄ

Scientifically, this is what happens:
A solar eclipse happens when the moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, there by cutting off the Sun’s light. So the Moon is actually covering up the Sun from our point of view.

Astrologically, this is what happens:
A solar eclipse means change, Unlike lunar eclipses, the changes are generally less apparent less quickly. Things unfold in a more subtle way. Also keep in mind that the effects of a solar eclipse can be seen for up to one year after the event occurs (yikes!!!!).
The subtleties of the initial manifestations of a solar eclipse are due to,
a solar eclipse being a New Moon times three!!!
Triple the power, triple the energy, and since New moons are times of releasing and new beginnings, triple the release and triple the new beginnings.
Opportunities during a Solar eclipse?
Solar eclipse is like a triple new moon comma what you want to do this over the time between now and the solar eclipse write down anything you want to get rid of out of your life or conversely anything you want to bring into your life.

When a New Moon (beginning of the lunar cycle)appears, the Moon reflects no visible light from the sun, but with every night that goes by in the lunar cycle, the light that the Moon reflects gets stronger until it becomes a Full Moon (btw, a lunar eclipse would be a Full Moon x 3, fun fact ) which is the peak of the lunar cycle. And so it follows, astrologically solar eclipses (New moon times three) act in same way, beginning with less obviousness and getting stronger in its effects as time goes by.
This has been nicknamed the ‚Äúslow burn‚ÄĚ effect.

Fun fact:
The year that holds eclipses in your sun sign, your rising sign or your moon sign will be very vital to you. Solar eclipses denote change, so whatever it touches in a natal chart ‚Äď Be it a planet, a house, an angle, or some other point ‚Äď will experience that change. FYI, The February 26th solar eclipse will be in pisces, and August 21 Solar Eclipse will be in Leo this year.

Here are some ideas of what happens when a solar eclipse conjuncts your top three:

*Sun,
a growing awareness of your own individual personality and talents over the year, a new way of seeing yourself, new expectations for your life in general, or a new sense of self-esteem & life purpose.

*Rising sign,
a growing personal awareness over the course of the year, a new way of being “you” in the world, or a new phase of living your life.

* Moon,
a growing awareness of your emotional needs over the year, a new way of making sure that your emotional needs are met, or it could manifest as a growing focus on matters regarding your mother or parenting in general.

How to utilize this opportunity?
Use the triple-powered new moon energy to release anything that no longer serves you, or to bring a lot of energy into anything that you are wanting to start.
So grab a piece of paper and a pen and write a few things from each column down (Release and start) and you can either meditate on them during the eclipse or you can burn the paper that the items are on releasing them to the universe for further action.

Solar eclipses for 2017:
February 26
August 21

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Here is what I know: Energetic Links

 

Here is what I know: Energetic Links
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Energetic cords, links or attachments are something that has been talked about for some time and at great length amongst Metaphysicians, Pagans and New Agers.

But it has come to my attention that this is a subject that is woefully under-addressed in the metaphysical & new age communities today.

So I have decided to write a short article on it.
There will be a more in-depth article drawn up by Reiki Master Amber Smith on this topic, at some point.

What is Energcording,ing , Energetic linking , Energetic Attachment, Soul cords?
It is exactly as described, it is a link between two people energetically.
We all have an energy current running through us.
Some people call it a soul, some people refer to it as a life spark, astral energy, etheric energy, chi.
Whichever, the name is unimportant,
it is the energy that keeps you vertical, ventilating and thinking. Anyone can tap into this for their own purposes if you are unprepared (or unprotected).
You can pass emotions,chi, energy, back and forth along these links.
Most varieties are formed for the purpose of a one way energy transference, but some links can be two way conduits.
A lot of people don’t even realize that they’re linking to someone else or being linked to by someone or something else. And almost no one figures out that they are being energetically siphoned from.

How they come about?
Almost any links(cords, attachments) form due to an effort of will. It can be conscious or unconscious, but if you put your mind-will-desire to it (even subconsciously), you will have yourself an energetic link. Heck some just form because the people are thinking about each other a lot.

Why are some links good and some links very bad for you?
It is completely dependent upon the motivations of the person or persons that are involved. If you have a negative purpose in mind, the link will act negatively. Conversely , if you have a positive purpose in mind, the link will be a positive one.

What are some examples of energetic cording?
Psychic vampirism is a more dramatic one, But it gets the point across.
If you have ever had an Ex that you just cant seem to get past, you guys probably have an energetic link.
When a parent contacts their child after something traumatic happens, they felt their off springs heartache.
Distance healing in a Reiki session.
I could list a ton of examples, but I need to keep this article somewhat short.
And, again these things can develop with very little effort on either persons part.

What can energetic linking do?
The MOST common types are to achieve energy transference.
But a link can accomplish many things,
emotional stabilizing ,
healing an illness,
giving comfort (having a solid energetic presence besides your own),
it can also be used to gather information psychically,
personality transference, motivational transference, distance healing.

What types of energetic cording are there?
Emotional, Energy, Psychic, Healing, But basically just energetic.
Now, there can also be psychic links between two people (a topic for a different article).
Think of an energetic cord like an umbilical cord, now think of that cord being able to attach anywhere.
Any chakra, to your auric field, back of the neck, anywhere.
There are also negative entity attachments,
Now THAT is a whole nother article.

*Negative entity attachment:
I am doing an article on this by itself, as well as a class on how to deal with this situation (which is more common then you might think)
But In brief, A negative entity (Human at one time, never human, different dimension in origin, etc).
Important points:
how strong the entity is?
How much will you have to use to get it gone?
If you will need help?

Negative entities are here (and they are all over the place lookin for new hosts) for different purposes, but their primary motivation is to feed. They are hungry, and our energy is their food.
When these critters find a “flavor” that they like (sadness, grief, anger, jealousy, paranoia, etc…heck sometimes just having alot of energy can look tasty), they stay with it and often times provoke the emotional or mental state needed to make the energy that they eat.

And the misconception that if you are a good, positive person who is completely white light, you will never have to deal with this type of entity is ABSOLUTE HORSESHIT!!!!!!

You dont have to be a bad person for bad stuff to happen to you!!!
And to be honest, its more like a mugging- sure there are steps that you can take to be safe, but it can happen at any time, any where, & to anyone.
Moving on.

How do I know if I have an energetic cord or link?
When you are feeling consistently tired for NO reason, you probably have a cord pulling energy from you.
Also, Look at yourself and innate traits, if these have gone off the mark then you know you are being influenced. Such as If all of a sudden you have a deep driving urge for coffee, and you have always hated coffee and are a tea drinker. Now definitely investigate anything health, chakra, etc wise. But if all investigation turns up no reason for the change, or if you notice multiple other inexplicable changes… you probably have a link and/or link energetic backwash.

How do I get rid of these cords or energetic link?
Energy follows thought, So any cord can be cut with an effort of will.
Some people use iron daggers, I personally reccomend visualizing a large pair of scissors, a sharp knife of your choice or if you need a physical item then a sharp black obsidian blade. Then go over yourself with this implement, visualized or physical, and picture yourself cutting through cords along your body. You will come to a cord or two that are more difficult to “slice” through and these are particularly strong ones.
Remember, distance plays no part in removing links, as the cords can stretch however far they need to.
And something to keep in mind,
know yourself and be yourself. It is a good block against cording, the absolute refusal to accept anything that does not serve you.
This will also help to reverse an unwanted cord,
thereby causing energy to be expended on the other parties end to deflect what you are sending.
Refuse to accept the cord, the ideas, the energy that is sent to you.

Example:

If someone comes to you and says “blah blah blah, you are or you need to be this way” ,Say mentally or verbally “I refuse any verbal-psychic-energetic-emotional suggestion to be that way, I reject your suggestion entirely”
Then go home and slice those cords!

Crystals that help to deflect unwanted links:

Black obsidian

Citrine

Black onyx

Peridot

Black Agate

Black Star Diopside(Black Star of India)

 

If I cut all the cords, will the ones that I want to have, go away too?
Absolutely not.
Your positive links are 100% safe from cord cutting.
If you want a link, you can try everything in the book and it wont go away, Because you are willing it to stay.
No matter how good or bad a link is for us, if we want it-for whatever the reason, then we wont be able to get rid of it.
It always comes down to will and intention.

How would you form a positive link?
First, any and all parties need to have a long and in depth discussion.
The link must be discussed and it must be agreed upon to be positive, so as acceptance of link comes with ease and is not fought, and as a safety measure to keep that link positive.
This is dealing with energy, which is completely non corporeal, and again -energy follows THOUGHT- it only takes a thought to start turning a link negative.
So I would have both parties sit down and review their link every week at first and then every couple of months.
Do not let the link go unattended!

I spoke with, long time Metaphysician Jeff Anspaugh to get a point of view with a great deal of field experience. Mr. Anspaugh has over 40 years of experience with Energetic & Psychic linking. And , It was at his suggestion that I included information on forming positive links.

Mr. Anspaugh emphasized the benefits of energetic and psychic linking. He’s had experiences with both positive and negative psychic and energetic links but he feels that there is so much potential for positivity and positive experiences through psychic and energetic linking.

My experiences have been about 50-50 on the subject,

but Mr. Anspaugh has been doing this a great deal longer than I have and he has a world of respect for energetic Linking, with nothing but positive things to say about it.

Mr. Anspaugh feels it is a wonderful way to distance heal, also a wonderful way to lend emotional support to someone who is struggling.
He feels that the positive benefits outweigh any potential risks.
Dang, This turned into a LONG article!
Oh well, lols !!!

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Retrogrades: Jupiter

 

Retrogrades: Jupiter

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When a retrograde happens,
the planetary forces are moving backward or are reversed.
So things tend to get a little backward and mucked up.
When the planet named for the ruler of the Roman gods is in retrograde, you know its time to slow down.

Jupiter Represents : Luck, expansion, opportunity, travel, wisdom. Ruler of the sign Sagittarius
Jupiter retrograde:
Jupiter takes around 12 years to do a complete revolution around the sun, is retrograde for about 4 months each year.
When Jupiter goes retrograde it is good to review our visions, ideals, and belief systems in life.
When the planet of Opportunity is retracing its steps, it is time to start checking back with opportunities that did not pan out initially.
The planet of wisdom revisiting the part of the Heavens it just passed through suggests finding wisdom by reviewing the past events in your life.
When Jupiter is Retrograde, expansion or growth in your life stops abruptly.
All sorts of external energies are sucked away from you, so that you need to look into your internal self for survival.
You need to put in much more energy and commitment than normally warranted for your projects.
There will be things that you have been clinging to that will be removed and you will need to continue your journey without them, but ultimately it is for your benefit.

*Now, everyone thinks of a Retrograde as only one phase, but there are actually three phases:

#1 First Shadow zone = The planet introduces itself by bringing up some issue or creating an event in life.
2/6/2017 Jupiter first shadow zone:
From now until when Jupiter stations retrograde is called the first shadow period. During this phase you will get an idea of the personal growth and happiness issues that may be of concern during the retrograde phase

#2 Second Shadow zone or Retrograde= the planet during its retrograde phase ‚Äúrevisits‚ÄĚ that issue or event, which may also entail delaying the resolution or realization of action.
6/9/2017 Jupiter second shadow zone/retrograde:
This second shadow period lasts until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone on 9 September 2017. Areas of life that were a major focus during the Jupiter retrograde phase can now be worked on

#3 Retrograde finale= Having returned to direct motion, the planet again advances , which causes the final resolution or fruition of what was brought up in phase 1.
9/9/2017 Jupiter retrograde finale:
This completes the final phase of Jupiter retrograde 2017. The outlook is extremely positive after that questionable shadow direct phase.

These are things to expect:
A stopping of all forward motion, new business going at a sluggish pace, travel plans going awry, unexpected luck and twist of fortune for the better, hindrances in new business, travel, forward motion, wisdom,luck.

This is how you can use it your advantage:
Instead of the Jupiterian “go, go, go”- try slow, slow, slow. Use this time to work on and finish old business left undone, clear up loose ends, check on opportunities/projects/friendships that didn’t bear any fruit originally. Examine your internal workings, belief systems, goals, life track. Give your life a review and make sure that you are going in the correct direction.

These are the opportunities that you will have during this retrograde:
Figure out your next life step, figuring out just how resourceful you can be, figuring how patient and content you can be.
This is what you can learn from it:
Lessons that Jupiter retrograde can teach us…. Slowing down isn’t stopping. There are many times when your inner guidance is a heck of a lot more valuable then luck. Effective & efficient time management (can’t do something new, finish up the old)

This is what it does to help us:
This retrograde teaches us the value of looking over our own inner landscape and finishing things that have been left undone. It teaches us to rely on our own innate wisdom, instead of just running ahead regardless of the consequences all the while relying on our luck to carry us through any trouble or bumps in the road.

These are things that can help mitigate its influences:
Preparation and allowances for hiccups and difficulties in the above mentioned areas
Sunstone, Aventurine, Citrine, Pyrite
Or if you wish to use this time to your advantage:
Slowing down, meditating, inward reflection,
Sodalite, Selenite, Tiger eye, Clear quartz, Amethyst, White howlite

Here is what you can do to counteract it:
You really cant, so sit down and enjoy the ride!

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Comets, Influence & Myth

 

Comets, Influence & Myth

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Since Comet 45P swung by us this past weekend, I decided it was a great time to do a short article and answer a few questions on the subject.
Comets are generally not a very well touched on the subject in astrology, so information is a little hard to come by.

Often times in the old days (ancient Egypt, ancient Rome, the Renaissance), comets presaged Wars, death, slaughter, the deaths of extremely important historical figures, hurricanes, tsunamis, plagues, etc.

Some examples:
A comet was going by when Julius Ceasar was assassinated, and Halley’s comet was flying our friendly skies when the black death hit.

These days we have a little bit more of an enlightened point of view on them.
Many astrologers feel that when a comet passes by it is an indicator of the birth of someone of great importance,

(the negative astrological viewpoint on comets was partially influenced by the issues of far-flung past record keeping and historical tracking-the record keeping back then SUCKED!).
Case in point, a comet went by when Theodore Roosevelt was born.

There are different schools of thought on the ways to interpret the astrological significance of the different comets that visit our solar system.
Some astrologers feel that it’s important to know which astrological sign the comet is passing through or what planet it is conjunct with or what color it is, it’s also important to know which direction the comet is pointed.
Comets are also heavily associated with sacrifice, Especially for those who have a comet around the time of their birth.

Mythological fun fact:
It is from the Greek myth of Menippe and Metioche , Daughters of Orion the Hunter that the term meteorite originate.
These two girls were told by the oracle of Apollo in their lands time of great plague that they were to sacrifice themselves for the plagues to end. Well, Hades and Persephone took great pity them and changed them into comets and meteorites.

Like Chiron, comets are from the distant boundary of our solar system.

Therefore it has been suggested that comets symbolize Frozen issues:

things that ignite and grab our attention,
things that swim up from our unconscious mind.
Also symbolizing the birth of new ideas and life.
Just as when the comet flies by our sun it releases gases & dust as the sun heats it up and burns off its frozen core, so too does this represent ideas & emotions being heated up and released.
Thereby giving birth to all kinds of new and interesting conditions.
Historically comets have a huge role in catalyzing Innovations.
We saw their influence in some of Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison’s works.
Either way, Comets symbolize great change for our world, whether, through innovation, wars, disease, societal mindset reset, plagues, the fall of great leaders, etc.

The Chinese call a comet, the broom star.
They also generally associated comets with bad luck.
But, keep in mind, a brooms purpose is to CLEAN.
We use them for cleaning and sweeping away the old to bring in the new.
Also, the Chinese name for comets is hui xin which directly translates into wisdom.
So not only do comets sweep away the old and bring in the new, cleaning up our lives in the process, they also bring wisdom.
So now that you’ve heard all that back and forth on the astrological significance of the comet, Track the events of the world and decide for yourself.
I feel that they imply great change, revolutionary change at times.
Also this year we’re going to have quite a few comets passing by us, I will be interested to see how 2017 progresses.

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Lunar Eclipses & You

Lunar Eclipses & You
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So you might be wondering how a Lunar eclipse could¬†effect¬†you, well if the other celestial bodies have such an effect on our day to day lives,¬†one would think that our bright and beloved satellite’s influence would surpass them all.
Our lovely lady Moon has inspired songs,plays,poems,books,television, movies and long before any of that she made men stare up and wonder, spinning myths & fairy tales about her mysteriously silent beauty.
Lady moon has always¬†been known to have an effect on¬†earths¬†tides, on a¬†womans¬†“Moon time”, and¬†ofcourse¬†everybody knows it’s gonna be a crazy night if¬†its¬†a Full moon.
So what happens when she is Eclipsed??
Well scientifically speaking, during a Lunar Eclipse the Earth is exactly between the sun and the moon (known as an opposition between the sun and the moon) and we can see earths shadow giving the moon a new coat of paint. Lady moon becomes robed in reds, browns, and deep grays.
Now, what happens astrologically???
During a Lunar¬†Eclipse,¬†we become very well acquainted with our shadow selves. Anger, fear, jealousy, etc…..we all have them and they are part of what makes us who we are, but we get a very real look at ourselves during a Lunar¬†Eclipse.
¬†So¬†it’s¬†the perfect time to be honest with ourselves about our darker sides. After all, ¬†the only way to truly master¬†one’s¬†dark side is to integrate it. Most days we ignore our shadow self, and if we ignore a part of ourselves too much (especially one so intense) it comes crashing down on us like a tidal wave. It is also a change to the natural cycle of the moon,¬†usually,¬†it goes from New moon to full moon with all of the stages in between, Lunar eclipses switch up that process a little. It allows us to make large spiritual evolutionary jumps and get ahead of any process that we are in the process of.
A Lunar Eclipse is the perfect time for some¬†self-analysis,¬†self-acceptance, and¬†self-embracing. And that’s how our lovely lady moon effects you in all of the colors of her eclipse ūüėČ
Lunar Eclipses for 2017:
Penumbral-February 10-11
Partial-August 7
*¬†The¬†penumbra¬†(from the Latin¬†paene¬†“almost, nearly”) is the region in which only a portion of the light source is obscured by the occluding body.
We will not see a total Lunar eclipse until January 31st of 2018.
****But don’t¬†just take my word for¬†it,¬†get out there and research it!****
      ~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Eastern New Year 2017

I would like to chat ,briefly, about The Eastern New Year.
You may be wondering why I call it the Eastern New Year, and why it happens to be happening on January 28th instead of January 1st.

I refer to it as the Eastern New Year because it is celebrated throughout most of the east, and most of the east uses a lunar calendar (The Lunar calendar has 354 days, follows the phases of the moon and some of the first lunar calendars have been dated as far back as 32000 years) which puts their New year on a different date then ours . Here in the states, we use a solar calendar (A solar calendar is a calendar whose dates indicate the position of Earth on its revolution around the Sun or, equivalently, the apparent position of the sun moving on the celestial sphere).

As we leave 2016, we are leaving the year of the fire monkey, a year of extremely aggressive & outgoing change ( as some of you may have noticed, some more than others) ,with a special focus on the area of career – the Oriental sign of the monkey is the yang half of the House of career (There are 6 houses in eastern astrology, and each relates to a specific pair of signs that are always right next to each other on the zodiac wheel. Each house is divided into a yin sign half and a yang sign half). Monkey being the Yang half, means that it is followed by its partner sign of rooster- the yin half.

Now we’re really going to dive into how the Eastern zodiac relates to you in relation to this upcoming year of the fire rooster.
As we enter 2017 , we are entering the year of the fire rooster.
( In eastern astrology, A person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac sign and element. 12 signs and 5 elements. And so it follows that the animal sign year is augmented by whichever element it falls on)

Now there are 5 types of rooster years and their corresponding signs:
Types Years Traits
*Wood Rooster – 1945 & 2005 – Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable
*Fire Rooster- 1957 & 2017 – Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
*Earth Rooster- 1909 & 1969 – Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends
*Metal Rooster-1921 & 1981 – Determined, brave, perseverance, and hardworking
*Water Rooster- 1933 & 1993 – Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate

One thing to keep in mind,
According to eastern astrology, the year of one’s birth sign is the most unlucky year for them in the 12-year cycle. In the year of your sign, fortune in all aspects of your life will go a bit sour for you. Therefore, Roosters should be more careful in 2017.
But this is also the year that will be seeing all of you Monkeys out there, come out of any sour luck and be back to your exuberant selves, right around the spring equinox.
People born in this year have some basic traits, which are:
This eastern sign corresponds to the western sign of Virgo. These two signs share many similarities, chiefly among these are –
1 the need to be of service,
2 the need to be productive,
3 the need for appreciation for all that they do (they dont need a parade, just a solid thank you is all it takes sometimes)
4 The need for order, some routine and structure in their lives,
5 the need to find their place in a pecking order.
The roosters of the world need to have pride in both themselves and the people in their lives, they can be a bit too conscious of what others think at times, they need to remember that their opinion is the only opinion that truly counts in their lives. They are also wonderfully blunt (but this can also be seen as being mean without understanding the nature of the creature), which can be a little hard to take unless tempered with love and kindness.
There is quite a bit more to say on the Rooster, but for the purpose of keeping this article somewhat short, we will move on

These are some things to expect in the year of the fire rooster:
Career shifts(subtle), Being a little more self conscious, having a more internal focus, more focus on health related issues, a great time to go back to school, less cooperation, more misunderstandings ( can be combated by much more talking and truly listening)

These are a few ways that you can use the year of the fire rooster to your advantage:
Wonderful year for a career re-think and shift,
Great year to focus on your health and dropping any negative habits,
Great year to pick up that writing project that you have been putting off,
Great year to renew an instinct to help other people,
Fantastic year to exercise more self discipline and also to take up meditation.
Good year for self betterment.

These are things that can help mitigate any negative influences and boost the positive influences:
Be aware of this years energy, and then plan for any “technical difficulties” related to those energies.

This is how to make 2017 one of your best years:
Make the decision to be conscientious and aware of this signs energies and use it to your benefit.

I encourage you to look into the eastern zodiac for yourself, it is a rich and wonderful subject. It is also a great tool for interpersonal relationship & self harmony.

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS