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 ~

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The next generation of the High Efficiency Furnace

Imagine, a 95% high efficiency furnace: That means 95% of the fuel you pay for actually goes to heat your home! Sound like a dream? They're really here - high efficiency furnaces that last longer, work harder, and save you money every month. It's just what you need to give you a healthy, comfortable living space that offers you a refuge from the harsh outside world. With heating/cooling flexible installation, it's a cool breeze on a hot summer day. It's a cozy, bright space in the dead of winter. It's healthier, cleaner air in every room. It's Heating, Cooling and Beyond.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Survived Irene pet clothing from BoldlyLiberal* at Zazzle.com

I Survived Irene pet clothing from Zazzle.com

Pets need shelter during times of disaster, too! We know you'll take good care of your best friend, and now that the storm is over why not get something for Rover or Fluffy to commemorate the event :)

September 2011: The Energy is The Rod

With September (heralding Autumn - my favorite season) upon us, dear readers, I have taken a look at the energy/intuitive weather forecast for the month. Get ready to take charge, because September's energy is The Rod ~


The Rod is a quality of attitude - which immediately puts us in the driver's seat for the month. I often say, attitudes are where you have control because they're the only things you can control! The Rod's energy supports us in taking command, being in charge of our own lives. It must, however, be wielded with discretion. This is not about exercising power over others, but rather claiming internal power to walk your path and fulfill your destiny.

The Rod is about learning from the give-and-take of interacting with others, and applying that power to create the next new cycle. It may involve some action on your part to break up old patterns, allowing for new energy to emerge, and fostering a new softness within. Note: if it comes to you to break something, remember to keep all the parts so you can put it back together if needed!

With Mercury Retrograde out of the way (and not returning until November), and the Autumn Equinox approaching (on September 23), this is great time to get a personalized reading of your energy cycles! My intuitive readings can ordered online at EclecticaByJan.etsy.com. You can also visit my website GeoGlowConsulting.com for information about all of my sales and services.

Friday, August 26, 2011

My new Spring Tetons ODAT mug from Zazzle! In a video ~

Yeah - I treated myself to a new coffee mug, and I love it! Of course, I'm biased because I designed it to sell at my Zazzle store. So after you take this video tour of my design (set to music from Symphony No. 3 by Beethoven), you can shop for more One Day at Time mugs right here:



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How to Survive Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde is upon us, dear readers, having arrived at 9:50 pm Mountain time last night. It will be here until 4:03 pm on August 26. Since this astrological phenomenon always brings out the "Oh, noes!" among those who know, I'm reposting this from an earlier write-up that gives my best advice on how to survive Mercury Retrograde: 
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This is a good time to take a break. We always dread Mercury Retrograde because when the planet of communication appears to go backwards, a lot of our plans get messed up. And it's true, we should be careful about taking on new ventures, because it's not an auspicious time to move forward. Also, always double-check on important emails, faxes, letters, etc. Expect some delays, especially towards the end of the cycle.


But if it's our attachment to plans that causes us grief during this time, well, lose the attachment! (You've heard the one about the Zen master who gave away his vacuum cleaner because it had too many attachments....groan.) Maybe you can't move forward during this time but you can rest and re-group. Here are some Good Things to do during Mercury Retrograde:

~take lots of naps ~watch a favorite old movie ~contact an old friend you haven't heard from in a while ~finish reading a good book, or complete an art, craft, or sewing project ~clean out your desk, a closet, or the garage ~get outdoors; putter around in your yard or take a walk and enjoy the day. 

Since these are some of my favorite activities - especially the naps! - I've actually begun to look forward to Mercury Retrogrades. It's like a spring break the Universe gives us three times a year. (It's also a good time for bodywork or a past-life reading; visit my website GeoGlowConsulting.com for information about my services.) And when we're rested and refreshed, we'll be able to move forward with renewed energy for the next phase the Universe brings to us.

I'll be back soon. Meanwhile, I'm going to take a nap..zzzzzz....

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2011 Energy: The Serpent's Challenge

The month of August 2011 is more than an ordinary month, dear readers! The 2nd of August brings us Lammas Day, our next cross-quarter, and a day to celebrate the harvest time of high summer. That evening, at 9:50 pm Mountain time, Mercury Retrograde takes place once again. This is the time, influenced by the apparent backward motion of the planet of communication, when more things than usual seem to wrong. So perhaps it's to be expected that the card-based communication I received from my guides centers on The Serpent ~




Where we are now, fellow-travelers, is The Serpent. This represents the challenge of facing your fears and going with what feels right within. Sometimes you have to confront what you know through instinct and cut through the natural tendency to bury innate knowledge that isn't convenient. On the plus side, the Serpent is an energy of power and transformation. Think of a snake shedding its skin - vulnerable and restless while the peeling-off takes place, then grown into the next phase of development as it discards what isn't needed and slides away.


Coming up ahead of us is The Wind, the challenge of adapting to changes. The way through this challenge is to be like a supple tree that sways in the wind, instead of stiffened old trunk that can break under the air pressure. Our higher selves want us to pay attention to The Morning - the gift of renewal. Within each of us is the capacity to "start over" again, bringing into being the freshness of a new day at any moment of the old.


Resolving this month's challenges requires the help of The Fog. At first it seems like a state of confusion, when everything is surrounded with a muffled gray blanket that dulls the senses and blocks our view. It's best to simply sit with the Fog until it lifts. Fog can, after all, feel cooling and refreshing after a long dry spell.


Also helping is The Knife - the act of cutting away what doesn't suit us. This can be anything from cleaning out a closet to discarding major habits and thought forms that are in our way. It's very appropriate, too, because the act of clearing out - your closet, garage, desk, etc. - is well-supported by Mercury Retrograde's energy. I often recommend such activities to my clients at this time, and undertake them myself. Hmm, I have this cluttered craft room that badly needs a clearing-out...


Major themes this month involve emotions and caring. It's a time to nurture ourselves by satisfying inner needs, which in turn makes us more able to connect and feel the power that comes from combining with others. Get in touch with yourself and your boundaries, then go out and practice some give and take. Mercury Retrograde ends on August 26 at 4:03 pm, so we'll have a few days at the end of the month to look back on these lessons and review how we've approached them.

Would you like to have a personal reading of your energy cycles? My illuminating readings will help shine the light on your path! Order an online reading at: EclecticaByJan.etsy.comFor more information about the full range of intuitive services, visit my website at GeoGlowConsulting.com.

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