Welcome to Jan's Eclectic-Mix Blog

Greetings, dear readers ~ I am excited to present my detailed Intuitive Forecasts (formerly known as CycleCasts) to this blog! Join me for a guided tour of our journey through life's subtle energies, and stay for my musings on arts and crafts, current events, a little of this and that ~

Friday, December 31, 2010

Intuitive Forecast for 2011: It's time to take off The Mask

It's almost 2011 - Happy New Year, one and all! On this last day of the old year (already! where does the time go?) I've spoken with my guidance through the Star+Gate cards, and developed this intuitive reading to forecast the psychic energy-weather for the coming year:

It's time to take off The Mask ~


original photo/edit © Jan Burch 2010

But before I get to the current reading, let me recap the previous two years; there may be a trend here: The 2009 reading foretold a very serious year, with challenges and lessons about claiming our own power, in order to face our fears. Hey, wasn't there a recession or something going then? When the 2010 reading came along, although the seriousness continued, we saw the winds of change coming to break up the old pattern. Like little butterflies, we were at last able to spread our wings and do some flitting about. I hope it's true for you, too, dear readers - because I'm feeling much better about things in my life now than I've been for a while. What a long, strange trip it's been!

But enough of that! Let's see how to get to the future from where we are now: 

Right now, we're paused somewhere on The Ladder of upward motion. The climb out of the old pattern has been step-by-step, but we are steadily going higher to the source. Our issue, and our focus, is that Tower we see rising in the distance. A harbinger of naturally-unfolding change, the Tower calls us to pause and reflect on where we've been, then focus our attention on the road ahead. It helps to have a good Mirror for self-reflection, to clarify our motives and know just what it is that we're all about. However, don't get so distracted you start going around in a Circle, dear traveler. That Circle of peers is fine in its place, but you really must trod your own path this time around. If you have trouble finding your way, let the solid Stone of your integrity tell you: Go with what feels right within.

Ahead of us, we'll be searching with The Wanderer, ever seeking and discovering as we explore the braided channels of our next stage on the journey. The Star of Indecision overlights this stretch of the road - so it's okay to sit still and do nothing! At a brighter level, this universal energy calls us to take part in the dance of Yin and Yang, of activity and quiet, of giving and receiving, of mixing it up to bring forth the new. The goddess-given energy of The Maiden can help us here. Our new focus will be The Field, that place were we can run free and truly explore all the possibilities and potentials of what is to be. Of course, as long as we're out there standing in our Field, we must also be truly willing to seen. Thus it's important to, once and for all, take off The Mask and stop hiding the beautiful light that glows within.

Major themes for this year involve confronting our limitations while accepting the truth. Dealing with authority - both within self, among ourselves - will likely form the catalyst for this growth. As the year progresses, we will find way to access the light and let it shine, even in the darkest situation. Strong manifesting energy prevails this year, so (as always) be thoughtful about what you wish to bring into form. The arc of this energy pattern builds throughout the year; we'll really start to notice it more in mid-June and follow it to a crest in the last weeks of December.

Happy New Year once again to all my readers, followers, friends, and fellow-travelers!

Would you like to have a forecast of your personal energy cycles? My intuitive readings will help answer your questions and illuminate your path - and are now available by e-mail!. For information and to request a reading,  click here, or send a message to burchjan@gmail.comVisit my website www.GeoGlowConsulting.com for more information about my intuitive services.

LOLs 4 U: Wintertime Kitteh

Baby, it's cold outside ...


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Thx to icanhascheezburger.com

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Year of Love in my 2011 Calendar

Fast away the old year passes - which means you need a new calendar! I've chosen the best of my artwork to adorn several Calendars at my Zazzle store, and herewith I'd like to preview my most popular one for you:


I had fun making the video - and what a great way to show off a calendar - instead of hiding the artwork between the covers. The music, which I got from YouTube's "audioshare" feature, fits perfectly and ends on just the right note, I think. I'm hooked on it - and I've got more ideas for videos percolating in my creative brain. Why don't you subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss any :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Three Years of Blogging: A New Avatar, my own YouTube channel, and some Dancin' in the Streets

Amidst the between-holidays hustle & bustle, I remembered that today (or maybe it was yesterday) is officially Three Years since I started this blog! Maybe that's why I suddenly got a wild urge to create a new avatar and change my look on all my sites ~


I made her using a web app thingy I found - and yes, she does kinda sorta look like me!  Or maybe she's how I wish I looked - I'm not usually that sleek-looking ;) But the gray hair and the cheekbones are accurate, and it definitely expresses my persona with the 60's-ish Peace & Love shirt, and the outer-space background!

As shown in my previous post, I have a brand-new YouTube channel of my very own. I created it as a way of displaying some of my sequential artworks, such as the journal pages in my first video. I have ideas for more vids to come, but they need time to get made and all that. For now I've found another use for my channel: I no longer need to clutter up my browser bar with bookmarks for miscellaneous videos - I can just use my YouTube account and like, like them :)

Which also gives me a great way to celebration my Three Year Blog-iversary: We need some dancin' in the streets! And to echo the 60's outer-space theme, here's a version with Mick Jagger AND David Bowie. Hubba hubba!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Closing a Journal, Creating a Video

I "closed" a visual journal yesterday, more or less - I don't know if these evolving creations are ever really closed. But, with the book literally closed I can't see my artwork :( so in puzzling over that problem, I ventured into the world of video. The result: I now have my very own YouTube channel, and the book became my first video! Here it is:


I described the journal book really well on the video notes, so I'm repeating it here, because I know you probably won't click the little thingy on the YouTube page to see all of the notes ;) But I do hope you'll watch the video, and maybe even leave a comment for me!

I began this journal in January 2009. The title DATE LOG comes from the base book itself: it's a desk calendar for 2009 that I received in the mail, one of those freebies they send out to get you to buy promo items for your business, ha ha.

I loved working in this book for several reasons: The feel of the paper, the built-in interesting background from the calendar pages themselves, and the size. At 10" x 14" opened, the page spreads were a comfortable size for me to work in.

As I progressed through my journaling processes, it became apparent that I could "finish" the book (at least, fill in all the calendar pages; there are still some note pages unworked at the end) by the end of 2010. The symmetry of completing a book in almost exactly two years appealed greatly me, so I pushed ahead and did it. After that, the need to have a way to enjoy the book easily led me to YouTube and creating this, my first, video :)


Btw, the pretty music on the video is "Night Spirit" by Tim Gardner, from YouTube's Audioswap feature. I didn't think it was there - it took a really long time to add - but it is! Enjoy :)

LOLs 4 U: ETC Kitteh


Everyone needs an ETC now & then! Thx to teh cats & friends of icanhascheezburger ;)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happening now: Cell Isolation technology

Cell isolation is now possible: STEMCELL Technologies offers a wide range of solutions for the isolation of virtually any cell type from any species. 

Harnessing the stability and versatility of STEMCELL's Tetrameric Antibody Complex (TAC) technology, cell separation methods are available for the positive or negative selection of a wide range of cell and sample types. With Positive Selection, the desired cells are labeled. In Negative Selection methodologies, unwanted cells are targeted (labeled) for depletion, while the desired cells are left untouched. With technologies using magnets and/or centrifuges, operation is simple: just load your samples and reagents and return to separated cells in as little as 25 minutes.

Changing Heart mug from Jan4insight* at Zazzle.com

Take a break from the holiday hustle-bustle and sip a soothing a brew from this chic mug! It makes a great Valentine's Day gift as well - and you can choose your favorite background color for a different look!


LOLs 4 U: Responsibul Kitteh


Responsibul kitteh writes his will! Thanks to icanhazcheezburger.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Wishing all of my dear readers and friends everywhere a peaceful, safe, and joyous holiday ~




And I had an early Christmas present, too - my poor broken computer came back from the fix-it place today, a week sooner than I had expected! She's all fixed, cleaned, and ready to go, so I can start listing products and making blog posts again, Yay! Well, after the holiday :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice 2010: the prevailing energy is The Lamp

The Sun returns to us today, dear readers! That's right, Winter Solstice occurs today at 4:39 pm, Mountain Time. I have looked into my guidance from the Star+Gate Cards and learned that the prevailing energy is The Lamp ~
 
 
 
Like the warm glow of the returning winter sun, The Lamp reminds us to access our accumulated Understanding and Wisdom for the benefit of all. This energy is the fulfillment of I Become, and arriving as it does at this time of the Winter Solstice, it calls us to look back over the previous 12 months and put this year's lessons into practice.
 
Emphasized with this reading is the theme of work and service. How do we make use of our energy in the kinds of work and service we perform? This will be an auspicious time to access healing qualities and refine what we express to the world. We will also be able to see the truth clearly, and therefore will not be easily fooled!
 
The reading is in effect through Lammas Day, February 2, 2011. A peak in the theme-of-service energy occurs on Christmas Day, December 25, and lasts through the 26th. Therefore, why not include a gift of service in yur Christmas plans - there are so many opportunities, beginning with the home, the family, the neighborhood, and to the wider world at large. Service in Spirit to others always repays itself 10-fold (though usually in a way you cannot predict or expect :) Here's wishing you and yoursa Happy Solstice and a joyous holiday season!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winnipeg movers

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Promote Your Business with Vehicle Wraps

Speedpro Signs and Imaging installs more vehicle wraps than any other Canadian company.

Style isn't just for the runway ... it's also for the roadway!
Personalizing your vehicle is ideal for home based and multinational companies because your travels will make a direct impact on potential customers 24/7. Decal it, wrap it or partially wrap it, and get maximum exposure every time you hit the streets! We can wrap your entire vehicle or provide partial wraps. Or if you prefer something simple and bold we can affix vehicle logo decals where ever you choose, ensuring the quality and integrity of your logo.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A New Computer for Christmas! a good news / bad news story

Greetings, dear readers - yes it looks like I will be getting new computer this Christmas - and I sure didn't plan on it! Yesterday I had the ultimate computer crash: I dropped my laptop and knocked something on top of it, thereby cracking the screen and putting an end to over two years of bonding with my Dell Inspiron :(

The good news - and I hadn't expected it - is that my extended warranty is still active, so it will be replaced for free! The bad news is, this may take a couple of weeks :( Fortunately, my local public library system has free computers at branches all over town! so that's where I am now, giving you this update. I may not post as often as I'd like, but I'm still here and still able to fulfill Etsy orders and so on.

Speaking of which, after an extremely slow month at Etsy, when I opened my email today I had two sales! What a way to appease the sales fairy - hope I don't have to sacrifice any more computers to keep it going, lol. My Zazzle sales have been rockin' and they don't need my attention to keep on keepin' on - so let the sales continue.

You'll find my Zazzle & Etsy links on the sidebar & blog footer, so don't hesitate to check out my fabulous holiday offerings!

One final note: I've turned off comment moderation for the time being, so you won't have to wait for me to get to the library to post your comments. So please play nice! And I can still come back in and delete spam, so spammers go bother someone else ;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

LOLs 4 U: Ikebana Cats


Much as I love the Chinese and Japanese arts, my skills at ikebana are somewhat lacking. Maybe I should get the locat kittehs to help me :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mercury Retrograde begins today, and the prevailing energy is The Tunnel: Intuitive Forecast by Jan

By the time this posts, dear readers, we will be entering another Mercury Retrograde period (December 10 at 5:06 am to December 30 at 0:21 am, Mountain Time). Oh Noes, what a not-so-great way to wind up the old year! Don't be alarmed, the prevailing energy is The Tunnel, and that means there's a light at the end of it ~

photocollage and edit by Jan Burch from deviantArt stock photos

The Tunnel is one of those blessings in disguise, for it is the gift of inner connections and accessibility - like a passageway to different realms. The act of passing through the seeming darkness of the Tunnel - and it can seem mighty dark at times , even though it doesn't have to be that way - is the process that finally gets all of your inner aspects talking to one another in relative harmony. And it is simply this, that calm sense of inner integration, that allows you to become accessible to others.

For all the apparent bad news of this reading, it really is appropriate for the last month of the year: It mirrors the Sun's passage through darkness into light as we reach the Winter Solstice on December 21. Since all that inner connecting leading to accessibility makes us want to communicate and socialize with others, what better time to do so than now, at the holiday season. Finally, because Mercury Retrograde is all about reviewing the lessons of the past months, why not take this time to reflect on the past year and start thinking about dreams and goals for the next. Yes, start writing down your New Year's Resolutions - it's good for character building, and we won't hold you to them ;)

Would you like to have a forecast of your personal energy cycles? My intuitive readings will help answer your questions and illuminate your path - and are now available by e-mail!. For information and to request a reading,  click here, or send a message to burchjan@gmail.comVisit my website www.GeoGlowConsulting.com for more information about my intuitive services 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lots of gifts from one little bird! my Holiday Red Bird designs at Zazzle.com

The elves at Zazzle are keeping us busy adding new products to create - NECKLACES just appeared today, and they look pretty cool. Be sure to check my Holiday Shoppe for lots of bright and beautiful Christmas  (and New Year) designs! Here's a sample, this sweet Holiday Red Bird on three products I particularly like - necklace, mug and binder. You can wear your holiday necklace while you sip your favorite hot drink as you file away your photos etc. in the binder! The bird is a vintage image courtesy of *The Graphics Fairy*

Holiday Red Bird necklace necklace
Make custom photo pendants at Zazzle.






Holiday Red Bird binder binder
Make a binder on zazzle

Update 1: (Dec. 12) This cheerful bird on a holiday card has just given me my biggest Zazzle sale to date :) 160 copies are on the way to Osaka, Japan! Arigat┼Źgozaimasu


Update 2: This post is also linked in The Graphics Fairy's Dec. 13 Brag Monday :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gold exploration mining company

Edgewater Exploration Ltd. is a Gold exploration mining company based in Canada, with international prospects for mining and development. Edgewater is building a portfolio of exploration and development stage undervalued gold mining assets worldwide. The Company successfully secured two mid-stage gold projects from Red Back Mining and Lundin Mining. 

Edgewater will advance these assets while evaluating gold projects throughout both of these highly prospective gold regions. Edgewater aims to build shareholder value through acquiring and advancing undervalued non-core gold assets from well known mid-tier gold mining companies. The company has begun a 12,000m drilling program in Spain and anticipates to 
begin a 15,000m program in Ghana by mid Q4, 2010. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Intuitive Forecast: December 2010 energy is The Air

As we begin the last month of the year, dear readers, here's a look at the prevailing intuitive energy for the month of December. Breathe freely this month, fellow-travelers, because our prevailing energy is The Air ~


photo shot & edited by Jan Burch © 2010

The Air is a condition of freedom, motion, no limits. Imagine how it sweeps across the landscape, and take that as your inspiration. Be aware, though, that this energy can sweep away the flakes. If things seem to get too crazy, pause and ground yourself. A good way to do that is with 36 Breaths.

Major themes for this month with involve expanding our knowledge and surpassing limitations. It's time to reach for our highest hopes, find inner freedom, then offer our findings to all! This energy will peak about December 9-10, and then we'll have another chance to practice our lessons as we go into Mercury Retrograde on December 10th! That's followed by the turning of the year, the Winter Solstice, on December 21. I'll be bringing you special forecasts for those celestial events, so stay tuned!

Would you like to have a forecast of your personal energy cycles? My intuitive readings will help answer your questions and illuminate your path - and are now available by e-mail!. For information and to request a reading,  click here, or send a message to burchjan@gmail.comVisit my website www.GeoGlowConsulting.com for more information about my intuitive services.

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