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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 30, 2011

January 2012: the Intuitive-Energy Forecast is The Sand

Fast away the old year passes - so before we dive into my annual Intuitive Forecast for the Year Ahead (which will come after the 1st), lets look at the month of January and see what the year's beginning brings us. Fittingly for the start of the New Year, January's prevailing energy brings us to the beginning of a new cycle with The Sand ~

image by clarita on morguefile.com

The Sand is a condition that subtle, forming, and subject to change. It asks us to be light on our feet, for now, ready to move in any direction when the way becomes clear. Yes, those sand dunes may look formidable right now, but they can change overnight when the wind comes in! 

Even as we adapt to the changes swirling around us, fellow-travelers, we should stay grounded in our own essence. The higher vibration of this energy sets the stage for a birth of new consciousness. Let our groundedness be a foundation, not a trap, and be willing to explore new spaces in your own self-expression to world at large.

The year sails in on this energy, which actually begins the day on New Years Eve. Then we can practice staying grounded in the change for the entire month, getting ready for another peak of The Sand energy coming January 27-28. 

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Monday, December 12, 2011

"Vintage Ladies" Journal/Composition Book on Zibbet

I've been wanting to bring my collage skills into a practical mode, so last week I made several embellished composition books with collage covers. Here's a favorite; it's called "Vintage Ladies" and it uses images from the fabulously wonderful *The Graphics Fairy* blog:


Aren't these sepia-toned ladies adorable? I particularly like the row of ballerinas, but they all appeal to me. The entire front cover is painted with gloss medium, which forms a protective coating and also adds to the antique appearance. The blank signboard in the center is the perfect to write a name or title to identify the journal, and a fine-point permanent marker works great for writing over the clear coating. 

You can see more views of this journal and her sisters at My Jan4insight Zibbet shop. I've also got this post listed in Brag Monday for December 12, 2011 at *The Graphics Fairy*

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Energy Forecast for December 2011: The Patient Monk

Fittingly as we go into the last month of the year, dear readers, our prevailing energy-weather supports cycles of completion, merging, and reaching fulfillment. If it doesn't feel like that at the moment, though, it's because we are still working our way through the final Mercury Retrograde period of the year, which ends on December 13 at 6:43 pm Mountain Time, as well as approaching the last eclipse of the year (lunar) on December 10. To move through this turbulence, the cards advise us to express the Patience of the Monk:

image courtesy of  mantasmagorical at morguefile.com

We were are now is The Monk, an expression of seeking spiritual connection in a disciplined manner. It may be a rather solitary energy for some, but this is not required. Monks do live in communities, it seems. The key is to activate practices which give you spiritual connection on a consistent basis. It may be as simple as saying "Please" every morning, and "Thank You" each night.

Coming up ahead of us is The Star, the fulfillment of seeking and discovery at a high level. There are no holds barred when making your New Year's resolutions this year! Resolve to reach for the stars even as you commit to savor each moment, and approach it all with the joy of discovery.

Our higher self wants us to pay attention to The Tunnel. It seems like we've been in and out of this Tunnel - that challenging passage where the light is dim - all year. Now we have a chance to wrap up our lessons for the year, and get our inner connections in good working order. That is the true payoff of the journey through the Tunnel: finding an inner connection at such a deep level that it creates within us true accessibility to others.

Energies that will help us resolve this passage are the light of Patience, expression of the Egg, and the attitude of the Handle. The overlighting star of Patience allows us to give weight to our dreams and imaginings - the seed of manifestation. Plant it now to ripen during the next cycle. The Egg is our expression of new energy emerging from within; like a bird's egg it is fragile and requires our protection and nurturing. And it's up to each of us to take the initiative and grasp the Handle that opens the door to new opportunities.

Major themes for this reading involve digesting and integrating our Karmic lessons. Even as we achieve completion on one project, and allow ourselves a few moments to bask in the glow of satisfaction, there's another "I Am" to come along and start us off on a new journey. Take time out over the holiday season to pause in the moment and express gratitude and love for all those who support and share your journey through this life on earth plane!

Monday, December 5, 2011

This Blog has New Pages!

Look up at the new tab bar, just below the heading. I've decided to close my Geo-Glow Consulting business website (I'm not going to link it, because it's going away) and bring it here to this blog I've been writing for going on four years. For various reasons, but mainly because the website host got taken over by an evil right-wing company and raised the monthly fees, it's time to consolidate. And just like changing a phone number or moving house, it's a pain in the tookus, but it must be done. I've completed the first steps by pasting the website's text into the new blog pages. There's more tweaking and prettying-up to do, but you can start finding out about my metaphysically-oriented consulting services right now. Just click on a tab and enjoy!

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