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Ann Kreilkamp~Do You Have Planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra and/or Capricorn?

Here’s an important astro- weather report from friend and astrology mentor Ann Kreilkamp. I’ve been noticing this trend in people’s lives, as well. The effects depend on how consciously each person chooses to work with the energies, but there’s no ignoring these transits if they aspect natal placements. Major changes are afoot in my life and in others affected by this ongoing inner and outer space dance.

I post astrology information not to make people feel powerless against Fate, but as a heads up for making the most of the current and upcoming energies. A weather report doesn’t guarantee torrential downpour and floods, but with 80% forecast rain you might enjoy life more with an umbrella — or choose activities benefited by rain, rather than sunbathing on the beach. As always, your mileage will vary depending on who and how you are. In any case, here’s Ann with some powerful insights about the energies in play:

Ann Kreilkamp~ Do You Have Planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra and/or Capricorn?

And are your cardinal planets located in or around the 18°-23° area of any of these four signs? If so, you’ve got furious, impulsive, action-oriented, no holds barred MARS, today [June 12th] at 17° of emotional Cancer, and moving about one degree every two days, either conjunct, square or opposed to that degree area of the zodiac NOW.

Why does this matter? Because we are in the midst of a long-running, and still forming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in that degree area of Capricorn. This zeitgeistian phenomenon, which joins Saturn, the planet of stern discipline and decision to Pluto, the planet of primal death and rebirth, occurs approximately every 35 or 36 years. It began to be felt this year in April and will go through about November of 2020, with the climax January 10th, 2020 when the two planets come to exact conjunction at 22° Capricorn. Since this conjunction involves the two most karmic planets, both inexorable, depth-charging Pluto and uncompromising, decisive Saturn, it’s always momentous for whomever, and whatever groups and institutions want to continue doing what they’re doing and find themselves thwarted, throttled, forced to CHANGE — especially when triggered by Mars!

Here’s a portion of the chart for RIGHT NOW, showing Mars (with Mercury and the north node) opposed to Saturn/Pluto (with the south node).

 

For example, my housemate Dan, tells me of a few friends of his who have recently started to experience panic attacks, on a daily basis. Furthermore, most of his friends, he says, are drinking way more beer than usual (self-medication). Continue reading

June 2019 Specials

Two new specials this month, plus a Reiki Level 1 Certification Class in Kalamazoo.

JUNE 2019 SPECIALS

 

$88 Summer Tune-Up Special

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This half-hour special can focus on whatever you need “tuned up” this Summer: health, romance, career, and/or general quality of life set point. We’ll look at which tune-up now can help you get the most out of the next few months. $88 if prepaid on or before 6/30/19 ($45 savings from the usual half-hour rate, limit one per person). Please contact me to sign up.

The Lemonade Special

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How do you make lemonade from life’s lemons? (Or Lyme-aid from Lyme?) This combo package special includes:

Half-hour Tarot Reading for a general overview and to learn which archetypes and energies surround you now. Is your trajectory sweet or sour based on current energies? Which other factors and choices can you squeeze or mix to your advantage?

40-Minute Medical Intuitive Reading looks at current health challenges and provides insights into how current or prior symptoms can become powerful blessings. What’s your body really telling you, and how can this message lead to greater harmony, joy and healing?

40-Minute Soul/Life Path Reading explores what you came here to do and why. Understanding your unique soul patterns, quirks, and reasons for being here helps you get more out of life. Finding meaning and purpose for challenges puts them into proper perspective and helps you navigate a sometimes confusing world.

$288 if paid on or before 6/30/19. This three-part package saves $121 from the usual rates. You can book these sessions in any order, depending on your pressing needs, intuition, or curiosity, and you may purchase more than one of these packages. Please contact me to sign up.

REIKI LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION CLASS IN KALAMAZOO, MI

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at a private residence. Pre-registration required. Please click here for additional details.

Divine Doorway 19: The Sun

After nearly a month of painting, yesterday, I finished the latest portal “door,” this one on canvas but with a window-like quality.

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Divine Doorway Number 19: The Sun, by Laura Bruno

 

I modeled this extremely coded portal after the traditional Sun card in the Tarot, with some important shifts, which I’ll explain below.

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Rider-Waite-Smith version of The Sun card

When I just checked the list of Divine Doorways and Porta Portals to see what number I’ve reached, I noticed the synchronicity: the Sun card is number 19 in the Tarot, and this Sun portal is my 19th portal in this series. I didn’t plan that. As so often happens with these portals, it just worked out that way. I had forgotten that I painted a portal based on the Sun before, Divine Doorway Number 10: Hopi/Jewel in the Lotus. This 19th door was more traditional and personal to me, whereas the first Sun was a commissioned piece, designed and coded to manifest that patron’s hopes and dreams. Continue reading

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Aftermath, New Moon in Taurus: Starting Over from Zero

I enjoyed this post from Ann Kreilkamp, and I’ve noticed similar reboots for a number of people, including myself. In retrospect, I also experienced some of my most amazing dream downloads ever exactly when the fast moving Moon conjuncted my natal Mercury at 4 degrees Gemini. That was a direct hit of early morning insight and inspiration! For anyone who’s had a particularly rich or intense past week, this post offers some larger astrological context. I love the Edith Piaf song at the end.

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Aftermath, New Moon in Taurus: Starting Over from Zero

The powerful Taurus New Moon of May 4th has come and gone. And if you are one of those who found that some long simmering drama finally came to a head during that time and continues now to completely dissolve a Neptunian spell that you had been under for the past two years (one Mars cycle) via new information (Mars in Gemini) which blew your previous world-view to smithereens (Jupiter in Sagittarius), these three planets, Neptune with Jupiter, triggered by fast-moving Mars, in a three way, very stressful, and very enlightening T-cross, then congrats. You’re not alone. I personally know two people  whose primary relationships, each two years long, blew up over these last few days, and precisely due to new and startling information, leaving both of them at zero, starting all over again. Continue reading

T-Shirts: A Fun, Silly Side Project, Plus a Lyme Book Update

I wasn’t going to mention this on my blog; in fact, I created these t-shirts on a whim, released them into the Universe and then promptly forgot about them. When I create something visual, I get so immersed in the present moment and then move onto the next thing, fully immersing in that. Sweet Faery Twin Tania Marie reminded me of the t-shirts by posting one of herself wearing the one I designed and sent among her birthday gifts:

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It features a teal fairy and script reading “Fairy Important Person.” She shared a closeup photo, too, and people started asking where she got her shirt. You can find it here, in several color options. 🙂

That reminded me that I created a text only version, along with some “Wyrd is the Word” shirts, all of which you can find here.

They were a fun diversion after creating Reiki Level 2 Symbols: A Guided Practice Journal and Lyme Journal: A Guided Recovery Workbook, as well as the synchronicity, answered prayer and dream journals.

In any case, those are some behind the scenes projects I worked on last fall and winter, before reading back to back Tolkien novels, traveling and getting back to painting. I always have some kind of creative project flowing in the garden, house, writing, painting, or something else. I just rarely think to mention the smaller creations, even though I have so much fun doing them.

For those of you eagerly awaiting The Metaphysics of Lyme book, I’ve given myself a break until June, and then I’ll focus on editing and releasing that book sometime in late 2019. I appreciate your patience. Visual arts fill my well. Writing — though I do a lot of it — pulls from that well, so I periodically need to refill my well in order to continue writing. The good news is that I talk each week with so many clients dealing with Lyme disease that I have constant material rising to the surface for inclusion and revamping in the book, in order to create the most valuable Lyme resource I can.

In the meantime, Lyme Journal encourages readers to delve into deeper patterns and self-healing possibilities for people with Lyme or any other chronic illness/injury that hasn’t responded well to traditional treatments.

What can I say? I’ve got four planets in Gemini and Virgo Rising — lots of Mercury in my chart. Change is good for me, but I eventually cycle back to old projects with new insights and energy. My process just takes awhile for more complex creations. 🙂

Laura Bruno on A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic: Saturday, April 6

Just a quick reminder and links: this Saturday, April 6th, I return to A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic. Lance White (Zany) and I always enjoy our conversations and look forward to discussing current energy archetypes, Faerie, and various esoteric topics TBD. We go with the flow!

Here’s the link to my guest bio.

Here’s the link to A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic. We’ll be on Station 1 of BBS Radio at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, April 6. If you can’t listen live, you should also be able to find an archive on this page once they get it up. I hope you can join us live. We’re excited to see what comes through!

April 2019 Specials and a Radio Show

Happy April Fool’s Day! Despite today’s date, these are the real April 2019 specials.

Also, heads up that I’ll be on “A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic” this coming Saturday, April 6th at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern U.S. time. I always enjoy talking with Lance White (aka Zany Mystic). We’re never quite sure what will come up, but likely topics include Black Moon Lilith, faeries, devas, tuning into the Otherworld and other practical/mystical topics. I’ll provide the link and reminder closer to Saturday — just wanted to let you know about the live show.

APRIL 2019 SPECIALS

20-Minute Property or Home Reading

In preparation for spring cleaning and garden season I’m bringing back the 20-Minute Property or Home Reading special. You email me an address and possibly photos of a property you rent, own or are considering purchasing or moving to, and I email you my findings and suggestions. I can focus on the overall energy, things to tweak to support life goals, and/or permaculture suggestions and resources, based on my Permaculture Design Certificate and creation of a 1/3 acre food forest.

This 20-minute email reading covers time spent reading your email, tuning in and typing up my reply. It may also be combined with a Property Clearing/Relocation Booster ($77) based on whatever I glean from the reading. $77 if prepaid on or before April 30, 2019. ($154 total if you’d like both the reading and the clearing. If you’d like 40 minutes, you can also double the email time.) Please contact me to sign up.

$555 Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification Special

Every once in a great while, I feel led to offer this special. I’m taking $95 off the normal rate for in-person or correspondence/phone/distance training and certification for Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher.

This special obviously does not apply to everyone, as you will need at least Reiki Level 2 Certification from me or another Reiki Master Teacher in order to qualify for the training. I also require a casual but effective application process so that I get a sense of readiness for this next level. 555 indicates divinely guided positive change, so it seems like an appropriate number for certification to teach “divinely directed healing energy,” another definition of Reiki besides “Universal Life Force Energy.”

People considering this special might find this Reiki Master Teacher FAQ post helpful in answering common questions related to discerning your own readiness and our compatibility as teacher and student. You do not need to know for sure you’d like to teach Reiki in order to take this training. You just need to feel ready to learn Reiki from the perspective of one who could teach and who has committed to living the Reiki Principles as much as possible in your own life.

For more than 16 years, many students who already received their Reiki Level 3 training from another Reiki Master Teacher have completed their second Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification with me in order to increase their confidence and knowledge before going on to teach their own students. Because many teachers don’t teach others to teach, preparing Reiki Master Teachers to teach their own students has become my specialty. I honor this training process as a sacred journey and transmission.

If you decide you’d like to apply for in-person (in Kalamazoo, MI) or long distance Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification, please contact me, and we’ll start the short application process. The message to post this special was so strong this morning, that I’m excited to see who steps forward. Offer valid if prepaid on or by April 30, 2019.