The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack- REVIEW

The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack is an action adventure love story with time as its backdrop. The story follows the secret world of pyschometrists- those who can touch an object and perceive its history. At the centre of this story is a mystery surrounding misplaced objects and their curious locations of discovery and the lengths someone will go to in order to retrieve the past. Gwendolyn Womack achieves the right amount of romance, intrigue, and fantasy that adds to her ability to weave a suspenseful story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. There’s sacred geometry, crop circles, crystals, time travel, mudras, and a beautiful romance.

Throughout the book I found myself pondering some important questions…is it truly worth knowing the past? Does knowing the past distort our perceptions of the present? Is love timeless or does it stand still? What sorts of emotions and experiences have been imprinted on some of my beloved objects?

I am a huge fan of Womack’s previous two novels and any pyschometrist who were to touch my e-reader would know, that I absolutely loved The Time Collector.

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Juno: Your Marriage Partner

The Asteroid Juno is the ninth largest asteroid. In Greek mythology she is the equivalent of goddess Hera. Incredibly important in both Greek and Roman culture she was hailed as Queen of the Gods. Wife of Zeus she is the goddess of marriages and unions. Embodying femininity, she watches over conception, pregnancy, birth and care- Starsignstyle

In Astrology Juno shows us the person we are going to marry- their personality, how we first meet them, even their physical appearance.

There are many factors to consider for marriage, for instance, Venus shows us what we most need and desire in our relationships, Mars for women shows us what we sexually and physically are attracted to, and the 7th house indicates the overall energy of the marriage. Juno on the other hand shows us who we actually get as a partner.

In modern times, marriage doesn’t have to mean a legally binding contract. In present times, marriage for this sake refers to any relationship that is more than 1 year long. Juno will show us the partner with whom we are in the longest most committed relationship with. If you are dating someone casually with no strings attached, you would look to the 5th house for details about the partner.

You can find your Juno placement by going to Astro.com and click the extended chart selection where you can input the # ‘3’ in the asteroid box at the bottom of the form.

So now let’s take a look at Juno in each of the 12 signs and houses…

 

Juno in Aries/1st House- Your partner will be independent, head strong, hot tempered, and energetic.

He will have a toned and muscular physique and can even have a reddish tone to his skin or even reddish coloured/auburn hair.

He will love sports and might even work at a gym or be in a leadership role in his career.

You might be the one to approach your partner first when you first see him/her without realizing you might end up in a relationship with them.

 

Juno in Taurus/2nd House- Your partner will be self-indulgent, down to earth, hands on, and stubborn.

He/She will be bulky and overweight. They could also have curly hair.

He/She will love cooking and baking. They will definitely have a sweet tooth! They could work in a restaurant or hospitality industry or even in the agricultural industry as well. They will treat the relationship with tender loving care.

You might meet them at a restaurant or at a bank. Food will definitely be involved in some way.

 

Juno in Gemini/3rd House- Your partner will be chatty, intellectual, communicative, very social, nervous, and manipulative.

Your partner will be thin and wiry. They could also look very similar to you, in fact, some people will think you’re siblings! Your partner could also be a twin or have twins in his family.

Your partner will love information and talking to you about every aspect of the relationship. They will dislike being at home, so they will always be on the move.

They will live in the same neighbourhood as you, so your future partner could be a neighbour. You could also meet them on a short road trip- not abroad. You could also meet them through your siblings.

 

Juno in Cancer/4th House- Your partner will be very motherly, nurturing, protective, moody, and nostalgic.

Your partner will have rounded features and a look of innocence about them. They will be soft spoken and a little shy around you. It will take him/her a while to open up to you.

Your partner will love being at home and cuddling. They could also have the same ethnic background as you, but will be born in the same country as you. They might also have been married before or have children from a previous relationship. They might also have had trouble with their home growing up- perhaps they lost their home in war or from a disaster or never had the feeling of a home growing up.

You can meet them through your parents or family. You can meet him/her at your home or at another close family member’s house. When you meet for the first time, you will discover that you live close to each other. It can be in the same city, not necessarily the same neighbourhood.

 

Juno in Leo/5th House- Your partner will have a big heart, be loving, dramatic, glamorous, high maintenance, and a little bit of a drama queen/king.

He/She will have beautiful think hair, blondish in colour, a little curly or wavy, and chiseled angular features like a lion.

Your partner will love being the centre of attention so they will definitely crave the spotlight but they will also want to show you off like a prized possession so they can be very flattering and loving.

You can meet them at a public event like a big concert or party. He/She will definitely approach you and try to make it a show. They will love the chase so watch out!

 

Juno in Virgo/6th House- Your partner will be clean, organized, down to earth, meticulous, pure, honest, impossible to please, and controlling.

They will look humble and casual, and will typically have brown hair and brown eyes. They will be neatly groomed.

Your partner will love fixing things, and keeping things organized and tidy. They will be very technical so they will probably have a lot of hobbies where they can take things apart and put them back together again.

You can meet him/her at your workplace, in a clinical setting, or at a gym. They will most likely be someone you see everyday at work or in your routine life.

 

Juno in Libra/7th House- This placement shows that marriage will be extremely important to you, something that you very much want.

Your partner will be refined, charming, self-sacrificing, and diplomatic. They will enjoy the finer things in life and will have had many suitors prior to meeting you.

They will be very beautiful, have dimpled cheeks, and be a little plump. They will like fashion so you can expect them to be well dressed.

This placement does portend to extra marital affairs but we have to analyze a few other things in order to be certain. Your partner will love books and could also work in the legal field or in any Venusian industry- food, fashion, decor. They will do everything they can to have domestic harmony.

You can meet your partner in a law firm or at court. You could also meet them through another couple you know.

 

Juno in Scorpio/8th House- Your partner will be serious, intense, mysterious, magnetic, and secretive.

They will have dark featured- eyes, hair, complexion. They might also have almond shaped eyes.

You and your partner will have strong sexual chemistry and there can be manipulation coming from both of you. Your partner will completely transform you and can trigger a spiritual awakening within you. They will be interested in the occult and could have a secret life involved in some taboo things.

You can meet your partner near the water or someone can try to set the two of you up behind your backs.

 

Juno in Sagittarius/9th House- Your partner will be optimistic, positive, spiritual, intellectual, and very well educated.

They will be foreign coming from a different country/religion/race.  They will have well defined thighs and also be muscular.

Your partner will love traveling and learning. They can be very dogmatic and fanatical about their beliefs, so they can think they are intellectually superior to you.

You will meet your partner abroad or at college or university/educational setting.

 

Juno in Capricorn/10th House- Your partner will be hard working, practical, money hungry, old fashioned, and traditional.

They will be tall and lean with a more bony frame.

Your partner will be a little rigid in their thinking and will be very strong mentally and physically.  They will thinking about the past a lot and could have also grown up poor or have been born in poverty.

You can meet your partner in your workplace or at a public outing.

 

Juno in Aquarius/11th House- Your partner will be very social, inventive, unusual, rebellious, an adventure seeker, and humanitarian.

They will be fidgety and wear glasses. They can also have very curly hair and nice legs.

Your partner can be emotionally detached from you, giving their friends more attention than they deserve. They will be very generous and will want to have a non-traditional relationship with you.

You can meet your partner through your friends and you might be friends with someone before things become romantic. You can also meet them at a party, fundraiser, or a class or club or online.

 

Juno in Pisces/12th House- Your partner will be spiritual, artistic, dreamy, and sensitive.

They will have a fair complexion and  light coloured hair and glossy or blue eyes. They will also have nice feet.

Your partner will be very emotional and can idolize you to the point that it becomes unhealthy. They might not be present in the relationship, choosing to avoid the truth. They will be very imaginative and will want to achieve the perfect relationship with you.

You can meet your partner at the beach or near water, a spiritual retreat, and abroad. You can also meet them at the hospital.

Freebie! Free E-Book

For the past year I wrote a series of blogs about the Wheel of the Year from an Astrological perspective. I related this calendar to the cycle of creation and how by utilizing the seasonal power-points we can harness its potent cosmic energies for renewal and growth, essentially helping us track the creation of our year’s experiences.

Down below I have included a link to the free e-book I wrote, compiling all of my Wheel of the Year analyses into one PDF.

The Cycle of Creation

As always thanks for reading!

New Moon in Aquarius February 4, 2019: Storms

I try to make my lunarscopes as positive as I can but this New Moon has an insidious energy to it. Other Astrologers are proclaiming this to be one of the best new moons of 2019 but I can’t ignore my intuition which is telling me something else.

We must always remember that a New Moon is a black moon- she’s invisible and thus our mind, feelings, and subconscious are susceptible to this darkening as well.

Aquarius energy is detached and naive but when channeled properly is engaged with its emotions. I have found Aquarian new moons to be of a trickster energy, the wolf in sheep’s clothing, a fake smile, and weak handshake etc….It’s about wanting something but purposely making it unachievable. In order to remedy these negative influences, we must not be afraid to look past our murky thoughts in order to arrive at the understanding of these emotional constraints.

The Aspects

New Moon conjunct Mercury- dark thoughts

New Moon sextile Jupiter- misrepresentation

Mercury sextile Jupiter- moonlight reflecting off of water

Saturn sextile Neptune- grounding deception

A black Aquarian moon will increase maliciousness and intentional deception. Occurring at 15 degrees Aquarius- it is an Imbolc new moon, a time when nature’s detox begins after a long winters nap. This degree marks the point where the water cascades out of the water bearers vase. With the sextiles to Jupiter and Neptune, the water is purifying so long as we are ready for it to remove our toxins.

16º Aquarius: A ship running before the wind with bare poles. The sea, black and angry, is illumined by a ray of moonlight which shines through a break in the heavy clouds.

Denotes one of a trusting spiritual nature who will have trials in life threatening and bitter, and who will often be storm-driven and held in the grip of hard circumstances. Now and then there are breaks in the storms of life which bring relief, no matter how small. But he must go on; his way is difficult and the night is dark, but in the morning light will come. It is a symbol of Experience.

So why all the negativity? The stormy essence during this NM represents an internal churning, a conflict between our need for progress and our fear of failing. It is these two opposing forces that causes us to be vulnerable to deception and manipulation. This is a message from above that we must start facing reality because even the most treacherous storms have an eye that acts as a way out of rational programming. The deeper you push yourself into the Aquarian fear of emotionality, the faster the storm will pass.

We cannot trust our thoughts or information during this NM, but everything changes when we come to understand that we are the storm that has come to clear our path. 😉

 

 

Imbolc: The Cosmic Conception

Imbolc marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. However, it is so much more than that.

There was a frequency and or seed that what was released at the Winter Solstice (Capricorn season- entirely male event). It was a frequency that was encoded with our hopes, dreams, and wishes for the new year. That frequency becomes seeded at Imbolc- with Earth being symbolic of the womb. This is Conception which is why Imbolc is essentially a Fertility ritual. Mother Earth (matrix) needs to start receiving this energy in order to give birth at the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is an entirely feminine event unlike the Winter Solstice. It is on this night that Mother Earth decides to marry the Fire God which makes her a bride= we get the word ‘bride’ from Brigid. She is a triple goddess which is where we get the three tiered wedding cake.

We can see this feminine energy in nature:

-February 2nd sap begins to rise- feminine energy is beginning to awaken to the male energy.

-Warm blooded creatures begin to lactate.

-Groundhog Day occurs on February 2nd- this is symbolic of giving birth.

The Water Bearer

Imbolc occurs at 15 degrees Aquarius which is known as a critical degree in Astrology. The 15th degree is a turning point, one of great change and force. This force is Spiritual Intelligence. We know that intelligence is Brigid’s virtue. If we look at the Aquarius constellation 15 degrees falls at the point where water is cascading out of the water-bearer’s vase. These are spiritual waters that are being poured onto the Earth.

If we are living in a time when we understand the reality we are creates comes from the mind and heart before it touches the ground- or manifests- there has to be a dream or a vision first, which is the essence of Aquarius. We can take everything we dream, and pour our heart and soul into it, we can print it onto the soil and ether simultaneously. We impregnate the ether with our hopes and wishes. Aquarius is an air sign so we can expect our hopes and wishes to be carried away by divine energies back up to the cosmos.

The Aquarius glyph is the zig zag which we can assume is electricity. It is at Imbolc that we experience the spark of life that gets ignited. This is why Brigid is a fire goddess. Earth at its core is hot and fiery. It is here where crystals and land formations are created. Aquarius also represents our inner sun. Fire is the ultimate creative energy, but it also destructive. We can view the two zig zag lines as- what you’re putting out is what you are getting back. The zig zags are frequencies. It’s important to pay attention to any omens you receive during the first week of February as these will indicate what the upcoming year has in store for you. Your manifesting powers are especially strong right now.

The Ugly Duckling Syndrome

The constellation Cygnus is known as the Swan constellation. This constellation is beside the Aquarius constellation. Ironically, one of Brigid’s symbols is the swan because she transformed herself into a symbol of hope and peace. If we follow the Swan’s Path/constellation it takes us on a journey to the galactic centre which is the centre of our milky way. It is believed that souls enter and leave through this centre and descend from the planetary dimensions to Earth through it.

Essentially- Imbolc/Brigid’s Day is a celebration of the galactic centre. A celebration of our Cosmic Conception.

‘The Great Wizards of Antiquity’ by Guy Ogilvy- REVIEW

This book looked at the so called wizards of history- famous figures and more obscure trailblazers who by using what we would consider occult practices attempted to unravel the mysteries and secrets of life. The first section explored ‘Prehistoric and Mythic Magic’ specifically focusing on the Lion Man which was very interesting and something I never knew about prior to reading this book. Section two examined ‘Pre-socratic Sorcerers of Ancient Greece,’ which was a drier section but still interesting nonetheless. Finally, the third section looked at ‘The Western Alchemical Tradition’ which I found to be the most fascinating, especially the stories about the Islamic alchemists and the chapter on James Price. A good portion of the book focused on philosophers whose theories about the existence of humanity are in many ways considered magical, for how they were able to come to such conclusions is truly astonishing.

The book contained some personal magical experiences of author Guy Ogilvy, which were a little eerie, but certainly helped to bring a sense of realism to the overall book. This book was also well sourced and I liked that large sections of primary sources were included in the chapters as well. I jotted down many notes and obscure facts that I want to research further which is quite exciting.

Overall this was a fascinating book and even though I never would have called Pythagoras or Epimenides “wizards,” if a wizard is someone who is wise, than yes, after reading this book, I also agree that these individuals possessed so much wisdom, that they were indeed magical. 

The Fate of Food by Amanda Little- REVIEW

This book explored up and coming food technologies set to revolutionize how we eat food. It looked at everything from GMOs to meatless meats, AI organic farming, zero-carbon foods, and everything in between. Little presented an objective viewpoint of each of these so called revolutionary methods, outlining both the pros and cons, as well as including substantial perspectives from the producers and owners of these technologies who in most cases face uncertainty about the outcome of their methods. The book was therefore neither pro food technology nor against it which was the right way to address these controversial ideas. The main question presented in this book was “do the ethical concerns of these new sustainable food productions outweigh the urgency of the health of our planet and population?” I must admit that I did not think much about food sustainability prior to reading this book, however, I finished this book feeling a little more pessimistic and uncomfortable with where food production seems to be heading. There are a lot of wrinkles that still need to be ironed out and not to mention more research conducted on the health and safety of these new techniques. If there is one thing for certain, it’s that the fate of food will require compromises, an open mind, and a greater respect for Mother Nature.

Jupiter in Sagittarius Square Neptune in Pisces 2019

Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces is the big aspect happening this weekend January 13, 2019. It will be occurring 2 more times this year. We can expect the truth being obscured by the iridescent waters of Neptune in Pisces. Things will be presented one way but will turn out to be very different. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. This transit can make us idealistic falling into the ethereal trap that watery energies like to set up. Jupiter in Sagittarius is telling us we must modify our beliefs to align with our morals and values. The big test will be are you going to let fantasy and idealism carry you away even though you know it’s not going to end well? Or are you willing to stand up for your truth and walk away even if the siren song of Neptune in Pisces is intoxicating? Deception is seductive but we have the “God” planet Jupiter in the sign of Sagittarius which is all about taking the high road even if you don’t know the final outcome. You can keep your rose coloured glasses on, but be prepared, Jupiter will hold you accountable for your actions.

Tips

-Stay Grounded!

-Be self-disciplined

-Get clear on your values

-Identify your long term goals and make decisions accordingly

-Take time to think things through before jumping into anything

-Use the Sagittarian strengths of research and analysis to understand every angle before committing to something

 

 

 

The Everyday Empath by Raven Digitalis- REVIEW

The Everday Empath by Raven Digitalis is a manual for those who identify as empaths or for those who suspect they might be empaths. This books covers all the bases from defining what an empath is, to coping strategies, to outlining the benefits of being an empath, and everything in between. The main message throughout was that the key to surviving in today’s world as an empath begins with living a balanced life by cultivating self-care.

What I particularly liked about this book was that it teaches you how to become more self-aware, so it’s not about hating your empathic abilities or placing the blame on other people for the way you feel. In this sense, this was a self-empowering book that made me feel proud and confident being an empath. There were many exercises outlined in the book to help cope with the emotional tsunami’s of being an empath. I thought some of them were stronger than others because some seemed very ritualistic and complicated such as doing a lot of visual work while trying to stay present in interactions. A standout technique were the protective shields. This is an innovative technique that makes energy protection creative and fun. I also thought the cord cutting exercise was unique and more hands on compared to other cord cutting techniques.

Overall this book is a must read for those who are struggling with being an empath because you will finish this book feeling less burdened and overwhelmed by your gifts and you will come to understand that emotional equilibrium is in fact achievable.

New Moon Solar Eclipse January 5, 2019- A Grotto

A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun.

Eclipses are portals that bring in a rush of karmic energy. If you’re of an ancient Astrology school of thought, then Eclipses will be considered dangerous times when people should be fasting and staying indoors. These superstitions are ways to force us to quietly meditate and reflect during these high energy times.

The New Moon Solar Eclipse will be shaking up relationships with our career, reputation, status, traditions, authority, our material life, and our Father and or older men in our personal life. This is so we can relate to them with more humility, patience, understanding, tolerance, and love.

The Aspects

Solar Eclipse conjunct Saturn- Releasing outdated three-dimensional ways of looking at the Saturnian things in our lives. Things are more than brick and mortar. People are more than skin and bones. Traditions are more than right and wrong.

Solar Eclipse sextile Neptune- Artistic and spiritual understanding.

Mercury entering Capricorn- Blunt and harsh truths being revealed.

January 6- Uranus stationing direct 28 degrees Aries- Progress

The Solar Eclipse will be releasing out dated perceptions of the power structures in our life. Saturn rules the men in our life- specifically our Father, Grandfather, etc so expect some reconciliations with those figures. The Eclipse sextiling Neptune will allow us to see these structures from a deep spiritual place. Mercury entering Capricorn on the same day is also helping us to perceive the structures we have built in our life and what needs to be tweaked and refined. Uranus stationing direct the day after the Eclipse is casting off the shackles of yesteryear ready to assist is with this restructuring.

The Kozminsky Symbol for the Eclipse is:

16º Capricorn: A number of books floating near a coast land rich in vegetation and floral charm, with beautiful grottos rising from the blue sea.
Denotes one, artistic and nature-loving, who has a rapturous appreciation for the grandeur of creation and endeavors by some media-art, letters, or song-to express it. He has a strong affinity with nature, and her many moods will act and react on his sensitive soul. It is a symbol of Expression.

The Eclipse at 15 degrees Capricorn is happening at the most dense degree of the most dense sign in the Zodiac. Here it’s as though the Capricorn ruled house in your chart is under a pressure cooker. Whenever something is released, we can say that a healing process has begun. This is Capricorn. A harsh material lesson learned, in order to rebuild spiritually.

The Solar Eclipse is a South-Node eclipse meaning there will be things leaving our lives. A Saturnian Eclipse always brings with it a heavy energy that forces us to confront our fears. You can either look at the Saturnian things in your life as burdensome mountains, or you can view them as beautiful grottos, richly vegetated with species you have never seen before. This vegetation is love, in all its varying forms. The opposing sign to Capricorn is Cancer- the sign of selflessness. When we are able to transmute our triumph of our material structures into love, we can accept the beauty and grandeur of creation. Capricorn eventually learns that life isn’t all about money, fame, and stability. It’s about what we choose to do with those things that matters.

Our Heart field is the densest Chakra, meaning when we must learn to master its harsh lessons before we can appreciate its meaningful gifts. This is the lesson of Capricorn- we must slowly trek up the mountain, confronting obstacles and challenges along the way before we can enjoy its majestic view.

Don’t be afraid of the restructuring that will take place over the next 3 months from this Solar Eclipse. What seemed like a long trek up a mountain will actually have been the emergence of grottos- new dimensions of love and understanding rising from your sea of emotions.

Photo- Grotto Rabac, Croatia