NEWSLETTER - Volume 3 - Issue 10 - October 17, 2020
Our Mission: To provide, with reverence, practical karmic astrological information
to help our readers with significant life issues concerning
relationships, work and personal/spiritual growth.


At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, strangers and even the love of your life. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down overtime and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves. The mystery to everyone: we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life. I wish you a joyful journey for the coming years on your train of life. Reap success, give lots of love and be happy. More importantly, thank God for the journey! Lastly, I want to thank you for being one of the passengers on my train! Author ~ Unknown

Solar System - Mercury. It is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System_ with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.
Retrogrades = A Time to Review, Reflect, Resolve
by Linda Brady

You are receiving the newsletter on October 17th… three days after Mercury (photo to left) went retrograde in the sign of Scorpio. It will be there until October 28th when it moves into Libra, still retrograding. It goes direct in Libra on November 3rd. On November 11th it is back in Scorpio until December 3rd. To you non-astrologers, it might sound confusing so I am going to explain one issue at a time. A retrograding Mercury has a bad reputation for creating confusion, disruption, communication challenges and even accidents. I believe those problems are possible. I also know that they are not inevitable. I use my three R’s to describe how the retrograde can be useful and productive. They are Review, Reflect and Resolve. There are 12 astrological signs that Mercury could be transiting through in any given year. Retrogrades occur three times a year for three weeks at a time. As I said, this transit of Mercury is currently in the sign of Scorpio. Here is some background on what Mercury in Scorpio (and Libra) symbolizes....READ MORE...

Another Important Retrograde
by Linda Brady

Mars has been in a retrograding motion in the sign of Aries since September 9th 2020 and will continue until January 7th 2021. Review, reflect and resolve any issues that may have showed up in your life during this time.

MARS IN ARIES represents physical energy powered by movement and confidence. It is action-oriented, assertive, ambitious, competitive, courageous, energetic, enthusiastic, and optimistic. It is a natural athlete, competing against itself through directed, focused and physical actions. It strives for new beginnings and possesses an eagerness to try new things and take risks. It has the courage of a spiritual warrior confident in its beliefs. It is a natural leader ready to take surprising actions to accomplish its mission. It is a "just do it" energy!!!

PERSONAL MARS IN ARIES RETROGRADE - During this time it provides opportunities for you to attract people who can be fearful of taking risks, reluctant to taking actions and being physically assertive. They may remind you of what you want to change in your life. Be courageous and take new actions, Create a physical exercise program. Find a way to be in competition with yourself. Explore and plan an adventure. Aries rules the head in our physical body. Many of you might have experienced issues with headaches, sinus and allergies. A question to ask yourself: Have I been repressing my frustration and anger? If yes, find an appropriate way to release it. Please refer to my book Discovering Your Soul Mission: New Rules for a New Age for more information about your personal Mercury placement and strategies to handle anger.
On My Mind - Now that you are meditating...
by Michael Brady

Now that you have learned how to get yourself into a space where you can meditate for 15 minutes, let us go further. This assumes that you practiced the techniques I wrote about last time, lol. If you didn’t, you can always go back and re-read the article to catch up.

Answer this question. Right now, are you more aggravated or worried about your life? Those words go with Mad and Scared, respectively. I say this because there is an awful lot of stuff going on to make us feel mad or scared. People are worried about paying their bills. People are scared that they could get sick…and die. People are concerned about these things more than normal. Oh, and there is polarized division in our politics and government much like what happened before the Civil War in the United States (1861-1865). There is enough going on to make anyone uncertain of their future. And we have come to rely on a sense of certainty in this lifetime more than ever before? Even if you answer the question with, “I am happy about my life,” I bet there is some sense of insecurity lurking in the background. The background in this case is our unconscious mind. Let us tune into the unconscious mind.…READ MORE...

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