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Timothy Glenn ~ The Quan Yin Effect

This is a non-astrology article by Timothy Glenn, and I love it! His insights turned on some major light bulbs related to my recent Strength Portal with Quan Yin and Tiger. I knew there was more to that portal painting!

Quan Yin Effect

by Timothy Glenn

This will be a personal story, dating back to simpler times – before the internet, before cell phones, even before buying that very first MS-DOS computer – back into the mists of time when most of us in the industrialized world were being introduced to futuristic technologies like pagers, digital watches, CD players, and answering machines that used cassette tapes. This tale will chronicle the evolution of discovering and developing a gaming concept I came to call Quan Yin Effect.

Dungeons & Dragons

For those unfamiliar with “real” Dungeons & Dragons – and other such fantasy role-playing games – people actually sat in the same room together, communicating without the aid of tech devices. They rolled plastic dice of different shapes and colors. They wrote statistics and pertinent game data on paper. And yes, they talked to each other without a plasma screen in sight – or even in mind, since most of us had never heard of plasma screens.

Some folks might not bat an eye at using dice of different colors – but different shapes? Yes – the Platonic Solids, in fact. Aside from the standard 6-sided cube, gamers use the 4-sided tetrahedron, the 8-sided octahedron, the 12-sided dodecahedron, and the 20-sided icosahedron – depending on the desired level of randomity.

When the uninitiated would ask about that “weird hobby”, I described it as a combination of group novel writing and improvisational theatre – set in fantastic worlds inspired by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Fantasy Gaming spontaneously grew out of millions of imaginations that dreamed of experiencing the kinds of adventures you could encounter in realms like Middle Earth.

Legends and Lore

Handbooks proliferated, offering ideas and guidelines for game play as the hobby continued evolving. The Fiend Folio came to be replaced by The Monster Manual. Deities and Demigods came to be replaced by Legends and Lore. Character Classes expanded and became more refined. For example, the clumsy term Magic-User gave way to the more sensible term Wizard as a broad Character Class with its own guide book, which delineated a variety of sub-classes of Wizards.

But for this tale, the inspiration for Quan Yin Effect came from the book Legends and Lore. In any D&D world you wanted to create, the Deities representing various Pantheons were considered to be real characters in their own right. Of course they maintained powerful influence over the world (usually from afar), and most Player Characters would serve a particular Deity. Individual Gods and Goddesses were assigned gaming statistics, personality traits, and special abilities.

In those early days of Fantasy Gaming, I only had scant familiarity with the Deities of ancient cultures. Regarding Quan Yin, all I knew was that respected spiritual teachers all spoke of Her with love and admiration. They referred to Her as the Mother of China, or the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. For that younger version of myself, this basically translated as “Goddess with nice vibes”.

Quan Yin Effect

When it came to quantifying Her qualities into a game context, it came as no surprise that Quan Yin had utterly awesome healing abilities. But another of Her abilities impressed me: No act of violence could take place within a certain radius of Quan Yin. Now that’s Power. My youthful imagination took flight with such a beautiful concept.

Not even Thor would be able to wield his hammer to harm anyone in the presence of Quan Yin. Love is the greatest Power. This imagery brought to mind an old Star Trek episode called Errand of Mercy, in which the Organians would not allow the Federation and the Klingons to engage in conflict. Their weapons would simply fail to operate. Spock rendered his assessment: “I should say the Organians are as far above us on the evolutionary scale as we are above the amoeba.” Captain Kirk later said: “We think of ourselves as the most powerful beings in the universe. It’s unsettling to discover that we’re wrong.”

Quan Yin had established Herself as a complete embodiment of Peace. Her personal energy field radiated sufficient universal love to neutralize any incoherence that would spark violence.

Quantum Peace

Back in the 1970’s I became intrigued by theories concerning our imminent quantum leap in evolution. The idea dovetailed with teachings within the metaphysical community – a dawning age of enlightenment and planetary initiation. I was especially impressed by a teacher from the early Transcendental Meditation movement, who gave a lecture entitled Quantum Peace. It resonated so strongly to consider Peace as a powerful energetic in the universe.

This provided a backdrop to encountering Dungeons & Dragons and my introduction to Quan Yin. Since there have been so many spellings of Her name, it was automatic for me to prefer Quan Yin, because this carried the concept of Quantum Peace within Her name.

Years of dreaming, meditating, and Fantasy Gaming led to adopting the term Quan Yin Effect – the influence of Her completely coherent energy field. In entrainment, the stronger energy fields hold their own, whereas the weaker fields have to do the entraining. Any incoherent patterning that interacted with the Divine Essence of Quan Yin would have to get it sync with the pure coherence of her Quantum Peace.

And ultimately, Quan Yin Effect is attainable by anyone. We can all establish ourselves as a healing presence in the world.

Give Ourselves a Break

It all begins within ourselves as these human avatars playing our cosmic game of 3D Planet Earth. We didn’t enter this game by descending on the clouds, fully manifested as Deities of unconditional love, mercy and compassion in the earthly realm. On another level, yes. But not as these humans. We embarked on this journey of healing humanity by first becoming humanity with all its faults and foibles. This long and winding road entailed learning curves that would lead us through all sorts of trauma.

Compassion for the world can be achieved through compassion for ourselves. We took on bodies riddled with negative programming and conditioning that had been passed down through generations. Humanity has developed a deep dark shadow side. Our collective darkness is now emerging into the light, where it can be healed.

Carl Gustav Jung encouraged us to integrate the shadow, not to pretend it wasn’t there, while we danced around in our imaginary worlds filled with rainbows, butterflies and puppy dogs. Jung famously said: “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Embodying Quan Yin Effect

We all have the opportunity to step forward and become conscious co-creators of the New Earth. Light Workers have a place, but Shadow Workers are blazing the trails into an ascended state of being through a Quantum Leap. Shadow Workers clean up their own backyards first, primarily by sharing Quan Yin’s level of mercy and compassion with themselves.

The most effective healers are those who have been through the entire process themselves. Many of us are Souls who chose to plow through the trauma to get the road map, so we could share it with others when the time came – only the time is now.

The Earth Herself is helping facilitate this process. Here’s a helpful analogy. It’s easy to imagine striking a match, which represents the friction leading to conflict. Now imagine striking that match under water. The underwater atmosphere will not support that conflagration any more than the Earth’s future energy field will support the nervous impulses required for violence. That amounts to a planetary Quan Yin Effect. Millions of us are unfolding into such co-creators right now.

Yeshua said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The alpha and the omega of that admonition is to “Love yourself.”

Timothy Glenn

Full Moon in Aries ~ October 9, 2022

My October 2022 Forecast shares:

October 9 Full Moon in Aries, 4:55 p.m. Eastern US time. The Full Moon conjuncts Chiron, alerting us to a need for healing. The Sabian Symbol for this “Blood Moon” is: (ARIES 17°): TWO DIGNIFIED SPINSTERS SITTING IN SILENCE. The symbol encourages us to pull inside ourselves, yet paradoxically to do so together. We must tend to our own inner landscape, but group meditations and prayer bring powerful results. Consider sitting in silence with one or more people, and holding an intention for love and healing. Nature and animal friends count, too! If you don’t have a person to meditate with, expand your idea of solidarity. Heads up: this Full Moon conjuncts the start-of-Watergate Chiron and sits between the US natal Chiron and transiting Chiron. An extremely challenging and painful time for the United States.

The Full Moon also occurs in context of Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn, as noted in that same October 2022 Forecast:

October 8 Pluto stations direct in Capricorn. After a deep dive since April 29, Lord of the Underworld prepares to resurface. All those hidden things you thought would never see the light of day? Pluto drags ’em up when he’s good and ready. Nobody pushes Pluto around. Resistance is futile. Try to suppress that force, and you’ll find death, destruction and devastation like you never imagined. Work with Pluto, and he brings healing, rebirth and regeneration beyond your wildest dreams. Ignore him at your peril. If you’ve ever wanted to clean house, do so now. You have support.

Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto and supports revelations from the deep. With asteroid Psyche conjunct the Libra Sun point, we can expect light to shine on our own subconscious and soul longings. We may feel a profound connection to others at this time, or we might find relationships support us in dealing with a Shadow brought to light.

In addition to Psyche, the Sun point also conjuncts asteroid Burney, which emphasizes “analogy between a very personal approach and its link at the collective level.” As Within, So Without. Even more so than usual, our own personal process influences the collective. Venus is just a little behind Burney, bringing love, grace, beauty and self-esteem into the mix. How do our personal values influence cultural values?

Any Full or New Moon on the Aries/Libra axis forces us to negotiate between individual will and a need for harmony with others. The Sabian Symbol of TWO DIGNIFIED SPINSTERS SITTING IN SILENCE evokes a partnership of crones. The old, wise women who’ve never married join together with an unspoken goal. Perhaps the Full Moon will reveal and clarify deep, subconscious, psychic forces influencing goals beyond our mental comprehension. Aries is the sign of war. Let’s remember to deal with our own Shadow, so that we can bring more love into the equation.

Behind all these aspects, the Saturn-Square-Uranus energy continues to run. 2021 featured three exact squares, and early October gives a final square by degree. Although the exactitude wanes, this friction colors all of October, including the Full Moon in Aries. My October 2022 Forecast shared:

October 3-6 Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. Although this square goes exact by degree and not to the minute, we will feel it! Saturn-Square-Uranus energy colored all of 2021 with its controversial mandates and protests. Questions of top down authority vs. individual rights re-surge. Food scarcity vs. food sovereignty, electricity, Big Tech, financial systems, transhumanism, and censorship also rise as key topics. Frustration peaks. So do demands for creative solutions. In order to benefit from this friction, look for nuances, irony and opportunity. You cannot comply yourself out of tyranny, but revolution with no plan breeds anarchy, which then breeds another form of tyranny. Aim for evolution, beyond mere revolution.

Pay attention to insights that arise around October 9, 2022. The idea of “As Within, So Without” reminds us that finding a new balance between our personal needs and our relationships can and does affect the collective experience. No, we can’t directly control the macro, but yes, we are each a microcosm of the whole. This is one of the most powerful Full Moons for shared prayer and group meditations. Beyond the chaos exists a beautiful, healed, and peaceful New Earth. We can find this frequency deep within ourselves and in solidarity with others who tap into that energy.

Viva la love-o-lution!

Door Number 26 ~ Strength Portal with Quan Yin and Tiger

Strength Portal with Quan Yin and Tiger by Laura Bruno

This latest portal was actually commissioned before the Queen of Wands Imbolc Portal, way back on April 8, 2021! As I’ve shared before, these portals have their own process and timing, which always seems perfect in retrospect. I checked transits for the original email requesting a portal, and the Midheaven (top of the chart/career/public life) of that moment was 19°08′ Taurus, less than one degree ahead of Uranus during this final Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus event, most exact from October 3-6, 2022.

That same degree also marked this Summer’s triple conjunction of Mars/Uranus/North Node in Taurus. Despite — or perhaps because of — Independence Day, I got nudged to sketch the layout on July 4, 2022, and I painted the bulk of the portal during the triple conjunction in late July/early August. I didn’t plan it, but in addition to strength, this portal offers strongly liberating energy.

The original commission requested a dragon instead of a tiger, but a powerful dream told me “absolutely not” on the dragon portal. My dream made sense to the patron, too, and she changed her request to a tiger and Quan Yin. Since the traditional Strength card features a lion sitting with a woman, this seemed perfect!

Little did we know how perfect. The Queen of Wands portal commission came out of “nowhere” and was most insistent. The speed of dream downloads and synchronicities forced it ahead of the slowly unfolding Strength commission. I finished that portal on Imbolc 2022, a day especially important for Ms. Queen of Wands — but also the day we entered the Year of the Tiger. Well, then! As my Dream Guys say, “In perfect love and perfect trust, perfect timing is a must.”

The quote on this portal is, “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi

Different angle of Strength portal, before gluing the crystals

I checked transits for when she proposed this quote on October 28, 2021, and sure enough, those link into the Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction, as well as the current Saturn square Uranus event. The Part of Fortune (happy spot of the chart/another Fate marker) conjuncted the triple conjunction’s South Node in Scorpio, opposite 18+° Taurus. This connection further enhances the liberating quality of the portal, with a reminder that we grow strong by releasing that which no longer serves.

Quan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin) is the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. According to, “Quan Yin is a shortened form of a name that means One Who Sees and Hears the Cry from the Human World.” This fits with one Strength card meaning: the ability to soothe others’ grief. Quan Yin embodies compassion and a quiet, feminine strength, which seems like an antidote to the polarized energies of our current times. Instead of bullying or forcing her way, Quan Yin flows like water, bringing children and nurturing humanity like a mother.

I finished this portal the day before the September 25, 2022 New Moon in Libra — whose Sabian Symbol was, “THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY REVEALS EVERYTHING CHANGED.” I packed it up and shipped it off on Saturday, the 24th, and then David took me on a surprise outing to the largest rock shop in Michigan. We walked into Rockhound Rock Shop in Galesburg, and what did I see? Statue upon statue of Quan Yin! Another wink confirming the perfect timing of this year-and-a-half long project.

As the portal’s Rumi quote says, “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” Every portal has personal and collective impact. This one arrived to the patron in the same timing as the devastation of far away Hurricane Ian. For the patron, the portal brings strength, flow and affirms the inter-connectedness of all things. For those who’ve suffered loss, this portal offers mercy, compassion, and soothing comfort. We can be strong in many ways, and I coded this portal for inner strength that comes from the heart. I tried to tie everything visually together:

Quan Yin’s silhouette echoes the mountains, and her halo doubles as the Sun. Her flowing robe becomes more angular as it rests upon the tiger’s stripes, and I paired Quan Yin and the tiger to evoke the Dao (or yin yang) symbol. The patron and I both felt led to embrace blues and oranges — integrating opposites on the color wheel. A lemniscate brings infinity to the circle.

At some point in the creation process, I realized I needed to order raw garnet to create a 3D red lotus effect. In Sanskrit, Quan Yin’s “name is Padma-pâni, or ‘Born of the Lotus.'” She’s often shown holding a lotus, and this red lotus also links her to Door Number 7 ~ the Lovers Portal, whose quote reads: Between God and the soul there is no between. ~Julian of Norwich. Garnet is associated with both the first and heart chakras — reminding us to stay grounded so that we can live more strongly from our hearts. This earthy love energy ties into the mountains, rocks, and animal communication of the portal.

The UR Runes on the bottom left of Quan Yin’s gown evoke strength and roots. The patron also wanted flowing water as a reminder of flexibility and movement. I added LAF Runes to the water to subconsciously suggest that flow.

As often happens, I had difficulty photographing this portal. I took some preliminary shots before gluing the crystals in place, just to show the patron I had almost finished. When I glued the crystals in their final spots the next day, gray skies forced me to turn on lights to show the details. This changes the color, but also reveals how the portal looks different in different lighting and at different angles. I used metallic archival pens for some of the details and coding, plus acrylic pastels over the acrylic paint. In person, the portal glows.

I topped one mountain with a single amethyst crystal and the other with three clear quartz crystals that arrived with the garnet. I took their inclusion as a nudge to use them in the portal, and I love how they look like ice. This echoes a theme we played around with early on — fire and ice.

Strength Portal close up in outdoor light, with final crystal placement

In addition to the portal’s Earth, Fire and Water, the quartz and amethyst evoke Air and Spirit. They also link to the garnet lotus held by Quan Yin. You can’t quite tell from the photos, but I colored the tiger’s eyes blue to match her robes, and I shaded the tiger with tones from the Sun/halo and Quan Yin’s skin. Some of his stripes are outlined in bronze and gold, which echoes the details of her face and hands. Since a lotus grows in water, it connects Quan Yin to the pool below.

The amethyst on the mountain top connects to the amethyst wand tip of the Queen of Wands portal that jumped ahead of this one. The Rumi quote “Love is the bridge between you and everything” also echoes the step bridge pictured in the Queen of Wands. As I created both commissioned portals, I kept marveling at the ways they intertwined. Totally different patrons, and yet somehow their portals communed with each another throughout the creation process.

The UR Runes on Quan Yin’s robe echo Door Number 16: UR ~ Not All Who Wander are Lost, posted on 3/10/2013. I’ve already mentioned the red lotus that ties into the Lovers Door, originally created in April 2010, then updated in January 2015. Quan Yin’s blue robe links her to the Justice portal, which also features a Rumi quote: “The universe and the light of the stars come through me.” Door Number 17: Elen of the Ways likewise features a Rumi quote, “Love says: ‘There is a way. I have traveled it thousands of times.'” I don’t know why certain portals reverberate with others, but this phenomenon reactivates the earlier portals. The Strength portal summons qualities of Love, Justice, Healing, Passion, Liberation, Sustainable Sovereignty, and finding the way back on path.

I could write more about this tightly woven portal, but much of the coding remains private. The back is covered in Runes spelling out various quotes, statements and intentions. I did at least two Reiki Healing Attunements on this portal, long before I sketched the images. To me, the whole process embodies strength embraced through calm and patience. Quiet inner and outer centering bring power. By aligning all the elements and harmonizing with everything in and around us, we open ourselves to Grace and discover strength beyond our own understanding. “In perfect love and perfect trust, perfect timing is a must.”

I always feel honored to co-create these portals. This one goes so well with the patron’s energy! Thanks to her for allowing me to share photos and some of the journey.

The Hermit Archetype in a Time of Social Distance

As large swaths of humanity practice “social distancing” and “voluntary quarantine,” it becomes clear why The Hermit keeps knocking on me to become the next portal painting. This has been going on for months, but I always let paintings announce themselves in their own timing. Today, I got out nine (for Hermit’s #9) Tarot decks and pulled the Hermit card from each, so I could explore the archetype itself.

I laid them out on the mandala rug in my office and found this image so emblematic of society right now:


All the individual Hermits doing their own thing, shine light outward, but they also blend into a larger, connecting mandala. These larger, magical connections become more apparent (in focus) the more we each “blur” our usual perspectives and go deeper inside ourselves.

I felt led to post a lot during the early stages of the US crisis, and yes, I’m still doing sessions and March Specials still apply. If it seems like I’ve pulled back from blogging, though, you’re right. When I create a portal painting, I dive into the energies of that project. The Hermit will be Divine Doorway Number 21 in this series. A canvas awaits this painting, so I’ll need to create my own “door” on it. We’ll see what kind of light comes out of the solitary darkness. It feels like pondering and painting The Hermit now may somehow assist collective energies in pulling the deepest wisdom from this time apart.

Meanwhile, here are a few favorite links about the Hermit:

Tarot Teachings

Powerful Full Moon in Pisces (with discussion of the IS Rune and the Hermit)

The Hermit: Integration and Introspection

Enjoy this sacred time and milk it for all it’s worth. This is a golden opportunity for the collective to receive wisdom and blessings before harsher circumstances force even more isolation. I pray enough people embrace the not-so-gentle nudge to go deep inside and see what they find.


Free Resources for These Times

I keep hearing from a lot of very stressed out people. Totally understandable: these are intense times! How do I stay grounded, happy, and whole amidst the insanity? Chants, chants and more chants. For me, sacred chants work wonders. Your mileage may vary, but here’s a fun light and sound show based on Om and healing water sounds.

Also, March North Node Horoscopes are up on Catherine Grace O’Connell’s blog. Here’s her write-up about finding silver linings, or you can go directly to the North Node Horoscopes. Unlike generic Sun Sign blurbs, North Node advice tends to hit home. Whatever the rest of your chart indicates, your North Node represents where and how your soul wants to go this lifetime. Especially in times of crisis or rapid change, it helps to tap into your soul’s directive. If you’d like more information, you can set up a reading, but I offer these monthly North Node Horoscopes as a free service to individuals in the collective.

Empathic Awareness and Your Future Self

I love this article that just popped across my path! I am an off the charts Empath, and so are many of my clients. As any Empath knows, this “gift” feels like a curse if you don’t know how to manage the input. Practicing good energy hygiene helps, as does time in Nature, Dreamwork and self care. The gifts of a properly managed and respected empathic awareness include strong intuition, your own biofeedback “yes” or “no,” and the ability to develop deep, caring relationships.

I’ve often written about alternate timelines, non-linear time, and precognition. In sessions, I talk about tuning into your future self, either through dreams, meditation and/or conscious asking of that future self, “What did I do? How did I make it through this challenge?” Future memories sometimes come through in spontaneous visions, but you can encourage that flow of information with more direct intention.

Today’s featured article shares scientific studies linking empathy and the ability to tap into your future self in order to make better, more positive long-term choices today:

Self Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

All the more reason to cultivate and work with your empathic gifts!

Shekina Rose ~ WE HE AH, “We Are Here”

Thanks to Tracy for sending this my way. Based on this past week’s very deep and intense sessions, it seems just the right healing note for our times:

From the YouTube description: This is a transmission awakening Message to Humanity from the fairie & Devic Realm through Shekina Rose Angelic Messenger, Language of Light Songstress & Practitioner Sound Alchemist, Creator of the Sedona Frequency Crystals ~ Portal of the Vortex Pendants, Activators Sacred technologies from her regular physical and telepathic visits by the Archangels & Ascended Masters, Fairy & Crystal realm Kingdoms. Provided by Sedona Music Group

Many have received healing and awakenings from listening to these transmissions. Shekina had never sang until after her 3 Near Death Experiences that activated in her to sing in the miracle frequencies of the Language of Light.

Science has analyzed the voice of Shekina Rose, and verified that her vocals contain the whole lost scale of the ancient Solfeggio scale of 528 Hz Love “Solfeggio”, Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair), they also include the breakthrough mathematical equations of Creation, discovered by scientist Mark Rodin,along with other frequencies not discovered yet. The 6 Ancient Solfeggio


UT – 396 Hz Liberating Guilt and Fear

RE – 417 Hz Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

MI – 528 Hz Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

FA – 639 Hz Connecting/Relationships

SOL – 741 Hz Awakening Intuition

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Precognitive Blues, Part 2: Guilt, Law of Attraction, and Meanings that Change Over Time

“Man needs reckless courage to descend into the abyss of himself.” ~ William Butler Yeats

This is Part 2, in what feels like a three part series. If you’ve not read “Precognitive Blues, Part 1: Dreams, Warnings and Blessings,” you can do so here. Today’s post deals with some of the other biggies that complicate precognition. According to “The Mystica“:

  • Precognition is the direct knowledge or perception of the future, obtained through extrasensory means. Precognition is the most frequently reported of all extrasensory perception experiences, occurring most often (60 percent to 70 percent) in dreams seeing the future.
  • It may also occur spontaneously in waking visions, auditory hallucinations, flashing thoughts entering the mind, and the sense of “knowing.” Precognitive knowledge also may be induced through trancechanneling, mediumship, and divination.

Because I’ve lived with “future memories,” psychic dreams, Cosmic Heads Up, and premonitions for my entire life, I’m no stranger to the challenges of precognition. I also coach and do readings for many highly intuitive clients, so these topics arise in sessions, too. This blog series attempts to provide a map or guideposts for what often feels like strange new territory.

Dealing with Precognitive Guilt

Tied with Precognitive Anxiety, aka pre-TSD, Precognitive Guilt weighs in as one of the biggest emotional challenges of seeing, sensing or dreaming future events. This guilt comes in a variety of forms. I’ll share some personal examples to illustrate. Continue reading

Lee Harris~ December Energy Forecast

I know many of my blog readers also subscribe to Lee Harris, but I felt this energy forecast was important to share for everyone here. So many recent sessions have covered similar material, especially with people empathing the intense planetary, cosmic and political energies.

I’ve had sessions with other intuitives and energy workers who don’t normally “need” sessions but who’ve found themselves at their wits’ end the last few weeks. There should be no shame in this at all! We each go through our own challenges and shifts, and no one needs to be perfect. (Whatever “perfect” even means!) Be gentle with yourself and positive opportunities will reveal themselves.

As Lee says, this intensity will likely continue through February, so developing a strategy and tools to thrive is time well spent. Even if you already have a spiritual awareness practice, you might find yourself “leveling up” in different areas:

Summer Solstice, Astrology and Earth Changes

Happy Summer Solstice to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! (And Happy Winter Solstice to my readers in the Southern Hemisphere!) May the light of clarity continue to dawn and shine, both inside and outside ourselves. I’ve noticed clarity as a major theme in recent sessions, so I thought I’d make a special post about some upcoming space alignments, along with an update on Uranus in Taurus.

Even if you don’t believe in astrology, the following video shares physical Earth effects of a very rare planetary alignment we’ll experience from July 19th-early September. The lead-up has begun, with all the gas giants already on one side of the Sun. As the creator of this video documents, “June 20, 2018: Over the past 125 years the earth has only been in this cosmic planetary position 6 times, during each of those six times some historic events occurred on the planet with regard to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

I include the video not to generate fear but as background to the individual and collective astrological effects/observations I note below the video. As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without. Everything connects. Whether or not we recognize those connections, they still affect us:

On May 9, 2018, I posted “Uranus in Taurus: What I’m Noticing So Far,” because sessions indicated people already feeling the effects of Uranus shifting from Aries to Taurus on May 15th. Things continue to heat up on the collective level and especially for anyone whose natal chart receives exact aspects with Uranus in early Taurus. You are much more than your Sun sign, so even non-Taureans can experience huge lightning (aka “lightening”) strikes from the rebel liberator, cosmic weirdo Uranus. Continue reading