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2020 October Celestial Timings

You Ain’t Seen Nothing YET

Lyrics by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Saturn Pluto and Jupiter are once again featured players this month – both Jupiter and Saturn stationed direct in September. Pluto stations direct Oct 4. Retrograde Mars has joined in and continues to activate these alignments. Plus October begins with a Full Moon October 1 very near Chiron further amplifying these energies and ends with a Full Moon October 31 in Taurus. https://cayelincastell.com/taurus-insights/ Retrograde Mars is another HUGE catalyst and Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio intensifying the entire process. These are just a few of the remarkable events of this month featured in the October Celestial Timings. Link to the PDF with sky maps and additional insights below. Read More

Mesa Verde and Return of the Bird Tribes May 2000


My first trip to Mesa Verde, Colorado was when I was 8 or 9 years old. I remember feeling I had entered an alternate reality or timeline (though I wouldn’t have used those words back then). I felt as if I knew this place. It was a part of me and as I was recognizing the land and what had been created there – it was also recognizing me. It wasn’t something I could put into words then and even now all these years later I can only share the smallest bit of what it felt like to enter this strange ancient world.

I was thrilled when the ranger guiding our tour invited me to be the first one to climb the ladder up to one of the sites. Fearlessly and as if I had done this 1000’s of times I climbed the ladder and it felt so right!

I remember the ranger saying the people had just mysteriously vanished. In the 1960’s we were told they found corn still in the grinding stones along with other personal items as if they just vanished into thin air. They were there one day and gone the next. I remember thinking maybe alien spaceships came and got them or maybe they walked through a time portal entering the Twilight Zone.

In more recent years research indicates drought (climate change) over crowding and violent encounters with others may have played a part. It now seems likely many of them migrated to other more sustainable places to live. MORE about this HERE

 

Sacred Journey to Mesa Verde in May 2000

In 1996 my priestess community began a journey to wholeness with the intent to spiral back in time and space to heal the wounds of the divine feminine and masculine. Our mentor and facilitator was Nicole Christine and her guidance was the main phase of the journey would be complete in May of 2000.

When she shared that with the rest of us – I got to confirm that May 4/5, 2000 was a rare 7 planet line-up at a New Moon near the Beltane Cross-Quarter. Having worked with the Emerald Tablets – Mesa Verde – meaning Emerald Table – was calling us to complete our ceremonial journey there.

The magic of that journey goes beyond what I am about to share as I am doing my best to keep this on the shorter side.

Dream Magic
Early morning around 5 am on May 4, 2000 I woke suddenly from a dream that was extra vivid and viscerally real. We had spent the night at Mesa Verde (the Emerald Table) and we were getting up early for a New Moon ceremony and the super rare 7 visible planets alignment I mentioned (including the Sun and the Moon – not really planets but called as such for simplicities sake).

Of course because these planets were with the Sun – they were not visible. However, as you can see from the chart below the alignment was right near the exact May Cross-Quarter that occurs each year when the Sun reaches 15 Taurus.

Our sunrise ceremony included energizing a planetary Return to Wholeness while invoking the aspect of pleasure and beauty as our guiding principles. Read More

Planetary Stations Retrograde and Direct

Station Points are Still Points
The retrograde and direct station of any planet represents one of two exact Still Points creating a nexus or connection point (a convergence, a coming together) linking two or more things – such as possibilities, inspiration, and ideas –  that ideally supports our personal and collective evolution.

TS Eliots’ poem on the Still Point is a wonderful description of the Still Point.

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;
 Neither from nor towards;
at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement.
And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered.
Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline.
Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance,
and there is only dance.
I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.
And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time. (TS Eliot 1952)

Any Retrograde is Similar to Pulling the Arrow Back on the Bow…

When an arrow is pulled back on the bow it is stepping back to gather strength and momentum for moving forward.  Literally what we see is the arrow moving away from its intended target for the purpose of gathering the necessary power designed to help swiftly propel it forward with aimed intent and purpose. It is a great reminder that stepping back to step forward helps us do so with greater clarity and confidence when done with awareness and intent.

September 17 Anniversary Signing of USA Constitution

On 17 September 2020 there is a Perigee New Moon at 25 Virgo on the 233 year anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and every year around September 17 the Sun returns also known as a Solar Return. See chart below.

Preamble to the USA Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Constitution of America, We the People.

September 17, 1787 (in 2020 that is 233 years ago) the approved Constitution was signed by thirty-nine delegates from twelve states (all but Rhode Island). Delegate John Dickinson, was ill and not present, so he had George read and sign his name by proxy.

George Washington, as president of the convention, was the first to sign it. The other delegates signed by state in strict congressional voting order. Washington, however, signed near the right margin, and so when the delegates ran out of space beneath his signature, they began a second column of signatures to the left.

Jackson, the convention secretary, also signed as a witness.

2020 and Beyond
In 2020 on September 17 at the Perigee Virgo New Moon our attention is drawn to this significant anniversary as we contemplate the state of not only the United States but the entire world.
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In the book, The Millennium Myth, Love and Death at the End of Time, the author Michael Gross describes the beginnings of the United States as being founded on the high ideals and principles of equality for all people. The reality is this vision and these ideals have never happened or manifested for WE THE PEOPLE.
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The vision of equality for all people as an archetypal expression is similar to a Golden Age, and that possibility seems further away than ever. The desire for freedom, including spiritual freedom, and the right to a government that serves ALL the people has been corrupted by those who can buy our politicians and thus control our government for their own ends.
“…the movement of the Myth (in the United States) has been from theocracy to democracy, from frugality to consumerism, from severity to comfortableness, from communitarian self-sacrifice to preoccupation with the Gross National Product. In other words, when people talk about the American dream nowadays, they are thinking more of comfort, convenience, secure jobs, home and manicured lawns, and all the rest of modern amenities.”
The original American dream and Intention as described in the Declaration of Independence and essentially in the constitution as well – was about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness when happiness referred to the state of the soul or spiritual fulfillment. Now Happiness seems to be collectively defined by material wealth often gained at the expense of others by those who are primarily – or only – concerned about their bottom line.
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As described above we can see that the constitution included statements like: We the People and a more Perfect Union, Justice, Domestic Tranquility, Blessings of Liberty now and for future generations. Over time it seems the United States has moved further and further away from the fulfillment of that intent.
It is time We the People hold ourselves accountable to this original vision and take action that supports true fulfillment of this wondrous intent – where the Earth and ALL people are considered important and valued.
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It is time this beautifully written intention be honored and acted on so that each of us experience this intent within – so we can then see it being reflected in the greater collective – insuring domestic tranquility, justice, the general welfare and the blessings of liberty.

What would it take for us to be willing to live this in our personal lives?

What would it take for this to be the reality we live going forward?

 

Honored that Dr Christiane Northrup read from this article in this video!

For those who are interested here is a Noon Chart for the Day the Constitution was signed. The Place should be Philadelphia so will hopefully get that updated soon but it won’t change this chart much!

Denebola the Tail of the Lion

Denebola is the brightest star marking the tail of the lion located around 21 Virgo 53 in 2020. It takes 72 years for a one degree shift meaning it will be about 8 or 9 years before Denebola reaches 22 Virgo.

The name Denebola is rooted in the word Deneb an Arabic word meaning tail. Over the centuries this star has had many different names or derivations of its current name. More at this link.

Denebola is the third brightest star in the Lion constellation, about 36 light years from Earth, with 75% greater mass than our Sun and twelve times the luminosity. Denebola’s visual magnitude is + 2.14 so it is easily visible to the naked eye.

It was considered to be a season changer because when Denebola started rising into the morning sky the heat was beginning to diminish from the days and the cold began to diminish when Denebola disappeared as described by the Persian astronomer Al Biruni (973-1048 A.D.) who wrote: “The heat turns away when it rises, and the cold turns away when it disappears.” Read More

2020 September Celestial Timings

Me age 22 and my Mom age 44 in 1978

August was a bit of roller coaster for me. I share more about why in the September Timings PDF including the 22 year anniversary of Mom’s conscious death along with the miracles and challenges then and now.

How was this last month for you?

I am fascinated by the potency of the Alchemical Cauldron of transformational change we are all experiencing this year that promises to continue into the next few months. There is no denying something BIG is happening on planet Earth NOW.

We begin September with the Pisces Full Moon and a Moon Occultation over Mars with another Moon occultation over one of the stars in the Scorpion later in the Month. Mars goes retrograde on September 9 and Venus passes through the throat chakra gate on September 13-15.

Both Jupiter and Saturn station direct this month activating the still point of our middle world reality suggesting something new and exciting is possible when we are open and willing. Read More

2020 August Celestial Timings

The August Timings

I was sent this as I was preparing the August 2020 Timings. A blast to the past of me in the late 1990’s. I was about age 42 or 43 right around the time my mother died.  I am now the age she was when she passed. WOW…and I loved that tie dyed shirt…The woman here with me in this photo died a year or so later. Seems the death mysteries are very present for me right now as already mentioned!

Well July was a very interesting month in so many ways – imaging many of you feel it was interesting you for you as well. One unexpected factor (meaning its not part of a normal cycle) was the visibility of Comet NEOWISE in the direction of the Big Dipper – suggesting new wisdom is visiting our part of the Universe.See image below for those who didn’t get to see it.

Here in Tucson we had mostly cloudy nights due to monsoon season during greatest visibility so it wasn’t something easy to see – though Jupiter and Saturn and the Moon have been spectacular. Still the wild and unpredictable impact of a comet whether seen or not is worthy of our attention and intention.

The comet’s name says it all really Neo (means new) and Wise – well in addition to meaning knowledge and what we know – it can also mean becoming alert to or aware of something! Journaling around this concept of New Wisdom and what it means I find my awareness is around what is the new wise contribution I most long to create in any moment?

The answer I have received over and over is love, Love, LOVE! Love is the answer. Love changes everything. Kindness, acceptance and compassion of self and others are qualities of Divine Love that have the power to transform all the lower vibrational energies of greed, anger, doubt, criticism, envy, and pride.

NEOWISE (the New Wisdom) is really not new but I am asking myself about it in a new way. Do I have the courage to love myself, love my life, love all those who are in my life as expressions of the divine?

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The Magic of Venus and The North Node

More exciting details are shared in the 17 minute video below…

Venus and the North Node come together once each year but it is usually only every 18.5 to 19 years that Venus and the North Node return together within any specific sign.

August 5, 2020 Venus and the North Node join together in Gemini in a rare occurrence when Venus is also in her synodic return at the beginning of her 19 month Gemini Synodic Cycle. This is the first of two conjunctions that is even more rare joining together again on May 17, 2021.

The last time Venus and the North Node were together in a Gemini Venus Synodic Cycle was in 1965 and then they only came together once. This won’t happen again for 100’s of years because 56 years from now in 2076 Venus will no longer be rising into the Gemini cycle having shifted to the Taurus Cycle in May of 2060. In the table above you can see Venus and the North Node can conjunct two times when in Gemini – BUT this only happens once in about 300 years or more when Venus is also in her Gemini Synodic Cycle.

Anyone turning age 56 between June 10, 2020 and January 14, 2022 is in a rare and powerful time where Venus and the North Node are returning to activate your personal divine destiny especially as it relates to either your emerging feminine identity (women) or your inner connection to the feminine within (men).

Collectively this means Venus and the North Node in Gemini as we are experiencing it now is a rare once in many lifetimes event that is worthy of our intention and attention.

This 17 minute video explains much more…

This link has the details of a remarkable Ceremonial Journey through the Venus Cycle designed to support your personal and our collective journey with this remarkable once in a life time opportunity with special rate offer into September.

And stay tuned for a second video featuring the Venus North Node conjunction in 2021 with the star Aldebaran…be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel (and click the bell symbol too) to get notified when this video goes live!

Mercury in Virgo

Upcoming Mercury in Virgo Dates

Aug 19, 2020 to Sep 05, 2020 

Aug 11, 2021 to Aug 30, 2021

Aug 04, 2022
July 28, 2023
July 26, 2024
Aug 09, 2024 retrograde
Sep 09, 2024
Sep 02, 2025

Mercury in Virgo
Mercury is the shapeshifter magician who slips in and out of the realms of Time. This is especially evident during Mercury Retrograde in Virgo.

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The Power of Forgiving the Unforgivable

The Shamanic Healing Power of Forgiving the Unforgivable
(Brief Introduction)

The journey to living a more fulfilling life begins with forgiving the unforgivable.
Whatever unforgivable things we have done to ourselves, done to others or have had done to us!
It is about clearing the slate and experiencing a NEW beginning
from a place of forgiveness, kindness and love.
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