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 ~

Monday, May 28, 2012

Luvlee's Window DESIDERATA poster from Jan4insight* at Zazzle.com


SOLD a copy today! That's my cat LuvLee, posing to illustrate these comforting words from the well-loved Desiderata poem, written c.1920 by Max Ehrmann.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I saw Sunday's Solar Eclipse ON My House - and here are the pictures to prove it!

My town of Albuquerque NM had the best view of the Annular Solar Eclipse on the evening of May 20, 2012. I missed getting to one of the viewing events, which was sad, but it turns out I had the best view ever right on the front wall of my house! As totality approached, the leaves on the trees across the street acted like pinhole cameras, giving us beautiful images and shadows for four houses in a row. But mine had the biggest and best shadows. Here they are for your post-eclipse viewing pleasure:

At my front door, the shadows are just beginning to be noticeable 
about 15 minutes before totality:

Eclipse shadows on my neighbor's house:

Getting closer to totality:

The light changes ...

Sunlight and shadow ... 

Totality!

Another view at totality, showing the "ring of fire" - 
complete circle of sunlight around the moon's shadow:

And it's over! The moon starts to move off the sun-disk.

How's that for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy customer shares pics of my Zazzle gift box and gel mousepads!

As a Zazzle seller, it's always great to get sales - but it's an even bigger treat when the happy customer shares photos! Selling on a Print-on-Demand has many advantages, but I always feel a little sad that I don't get to see the finished product unless a customer shows me the item, or pictures. (Or unless I buy it - but much as I'd like to, there's no way I can buy all of the vast assortment of products Zazzle has on offer.) So it was really neat when one of my Facebook friends purchased a jewelry box and two gel mousepads from my MoonGazer collection - and then generously shared the photos with me. With permission from the buyer, here they are:

MoonGazer gift box from Zazzle.com/jan4insight*


MoonGazer gel mousepads from Zazzle.com/jan4insight*

Since the customer is always right, I'll give her the final word: 
"We love them!"

FX Flowers custom Birthday Card from Jan4insight* at Zazzle.com

A copy of this bright & colorful custom birthday card is off to Japan!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

5/20/2012 Solar Eclipse: the energy is The Lightning

If things seem a little acute these days, fellow-travelers, you might keep in mind that we have a big, honkin' Solar Eclipse coming up tomorrow evening. I've been feeling it quite strongly myself, partly because I live in beautiful Albuquerque, NM, which is supposed to be the spot to see this year's annular eclipse! And I've also experienced some rather critical events this past week, leading me to sit down with the cards and do a reading. I wasn't surprised with guides told me the energy for the solar eclipse is like The Lightning ~


The Lightning is critical energy that shakes things up, and it's where we are now. It's all good, though. Those acute events I went through last week shook up a lot of old baggage and stuff I don't need, and this time I really did get rid of it - leaving me free and ready to move on, feeling much lighter.

Coming up ahead of us is The Sword. This is the action of letting our actions truly express who we are. Free to be you and me, we can move through life finally letting our outer actions be congruent with our inmost selves.

Our higher natures want us to pay attention to The Chair. This is the gift of having executive ability - planning and evaluating, for example. It lets us find our own place, settle in our Chair, and feel comfortable in the world.

Helping at this time is The Ice, the mental attitude of clarity and cutting through excessive detail. We also can channel that critical energy to breaking The Chain that binds us, and learn to use our commitments as links that strengthen rather than restrict. Finally, we're asked to waddle through all of this naturally, letting the water roll off our backs with the energy of The Duck.

Major themes of this reading involve understanding resources, wants, and needs. We can take pleasure in our comforts as far as they serve us, but the real lessons are about choosing substance and quality over short-lived glitz. We'll also be wanting to express our creativity and get feedback from others. And by feedback, I mean validation and praise, not soul-shrinking criticism. Leave the critical energy up to The Lightning, while we go on to claim our natural authority and leadership.

I hope all who are in the eclipse path gets a chance to view this seldom-seen celestial beauty! Be sure to use eye protection to see it safely. There are lots of local viewing parties throughout the pathway, and many have the proper eyewear to protect your vision. A little searching on the Internet will give you lots of events and tips for a fun and safe solar eclipse, so enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What is a tote mixer?

Ever heard of a tote mixer? It’s basically a device that mixes liquids in a container or drum. Think of something like an industrial-strength kitchen mixer that you use to blend cake batter - on steroids - and you’ll have the idea.

A company called Dynamix has designed tote mixers to meet the needs of many industries for a mixer designed specifically for totes. Instead of simply adapting a portable mixer to tote mixing, Dynamix Tote Mixers are designed to specifically address the particular needs of tote mixing. In these industries, tote mixing is a key part of product quality control. In fact, a well-designed tote agitator or mixer can be a strategic quality control tool.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Marriage Equality ROCKS! T-Shirt with Obama Quote from Zazzle.com/BoldlyLiberal*


On this day of May 9, 2012, President Obama made an historic statement in support of equal rights for all ~


Marriage Equality ROCKS! with Obama Quote zazzle_shirt
 In honor of the occasion, I updated my t-shirt design to include Pres. Obama's statement on the back. I  made the front design some months ago, and I hope it will be enjoyed today.  Here's the front:


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

For your special day: Wedding cake toppers

Choose from a unique selection of wedding cake toppers at Weddingstar, a company that designs and manufactures specialty wedding accessories. Not only do they have the more traditional Bride and Groom cake toppers, but you will also find many that are designed to suit particular personalities and interests. Some of the most popular wedding cake toppers include a beautiful, romantic collection - as well as sports cake toppers! The cake toppers are made from high quality porcelain and are so detailed they will complement any wedding decorations. Plus, these wedding cake toppers will make a long-lasting and memorable souvenir of your special day!

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