All sessions held in my home in south Durham with the option of astrology sessions by phone or Skype
Skype name: georgedpowell
Network of Triangle Astrologers (NTA)
National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR)
National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists
Reiki Master - Teacher
Welcome! Thank you for visiting.
"Astrology 101"workshop starting Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Starting on Sept 28th will be a beginner's workshop that will cover core fundamentals of the astrology and will be highly interactive.The workshop will meet for 8 sessions every other Sunday morning, 10am at my home in south Durham. We'll be using the charts of attendees, as well as famous people to illustrate astrological principles. Space is limited, so we'll have keep it to 8 students max. Here are the topics we'll cover:
The Lights and Planets
The 12 Houses
Polarities, Elements and Modes
12 signs of the Zodiac
Understanding Planetary Aspects
General Chart Patterns
Moon Phases and Synodic Cycles.
Investment is $140 and can be paid full on or before the first session by credit card at my website (use the "Donate" button on the home page), or by check or cash.. Payment plans can be arranged as well.
New Moon in Virgo on August 25th
We have a New Moon in Virgo on August 25th (chart below) representing a fresh start in getting our act together, whether its a new diet or health regimen, reorganizing or streamlining just about anything, or maybe a strong desire to "fix" something you've been meaning to for awhile, which can be quite productive as long as you're not trying to fix a person. Neptune is opposite the New Moon, things will go much smoother if we keep in mind our spiritual rudder while trying to fix and clean everything in sight; it's important now to operate with greater compassion and understanding. It could be very easy to be under some illusion or be misinformed regarding an important decision(s), so paying attention to details and keeping a clear head are paramount. It may just come down to intuition.
Mars and Saturn will conjunct exactly on the day of the New Moon and its most potent effect has already been with us since Aug. 20th and lasts about a week. This is a highly focused, laser beam-like energy combination that can be violent and warlike which we certainly don't need more of these days. While some are looking for a fight, others will be implementing new ideas for dealing with old problems with great vigor. This is potentially another highly productive and constructive influence that has plenty of energy and drive to accomplish much. With both planets in Scorpio it is possible for old issues and psychological patterns to be dredged up for recognition and transcending. This month's analysis may sound too work oriented, but Jupiter is in Leo now for the next year, so there is always something or someone to have fun with to help balance things out.
This New Moon chart is dominated by the Quincunx (150 degrees), an aspect of adjustment and irritation, otherwise known as the "what the hell just happened" aspect because we are frequently unconscious of its influence even after something has happened. When you have two planets sextile (60 degree aspect) to each other and both are quincunx to a third planet, you have a rare and complex configuration ominously called "The Finger of God", or "Yod" (drawing below). We have two Yods in this chart and they can indicate dramatic events and/or energetic blocks, often fated, that are difficult to overcome. They require creativity, perseverance, and awareness to resolve, but if you do, the rewards can be great. These two Yods point to Jupiter in Leo (quincunx Pluto and Neptune) and Uranus in Aries (quincunx Mercury, Mars and Saturn). Jupiter and Uranus also happen to be in a nice trine relationship to one another, helping us to make sudden, dramatic changes and initiate something ambitious in the areas activated in your chart. There may be unexpected events that take place this month that you didn't see coming, but when it arrives, it's time to get to work and see it as the disguised opportunity it is.
Here's an example below of a Yod with Saturn being focal planet and quincunx (in red) to both Mars and Pluto which are in sextile (green) aspect to each other.The "finger" points to Saturn being the key to effectively dealing with the energies of this configuration.
US and World - What can you say about the insanity of conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya and now, Ferguson, Mo.of all places, except that this corresponds to the Cardinal Grand Cross that was an integral part of the Eclipse season a couple of months ago, and more specifically the Uranus ((revolution and freedom) Square Pluto (power and control) aspect that has been with us since 2012 and makes its last exact aspect next March. Breakthrough events such as revolutions and revolts against economic instability and inequality reflect the Cross' desire to make the necessary changes to political and economic systems that are no longer functional and/or miserably corrupt. Much of the instability in the Middle East goes back to the end of WWI when the old Ottoman Empire was arbitrarily divided up and shared among the victorious allies for resource reasons and without any consideration and understanding for the people and geography of the tribes living in the area. When all the dust has cleared, we could see a "balkanization" of the area creating independent nations possibly for the Kurds, Palestines, Sunnis and Shia and other groups that have had to suffer at the hands of greater powers for eons. As crazy as the world situation appears, I do not see things escalating into WWIII, as much as some in power obviously would wish because it's so lucrative. The increasing rise of humanity's consciousness level is not going for it, and what we're witnessing are the last desperate acts of an old order resisting their inevitable demise. Better days lie ahead and I expect we'll really start to see many progressive worldwide changes in the 2020's with the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius in Dec. 2020 and Pluto moving into Aquarius in 2024 heralding a solid anchoring into the Aquarian Age.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu
Love and Light to you always and in all ways,
is a great tool for self-awareness. Through insights accessed from the
birth chart, George aims to maximize the client’s innate talents, make
the most of potential opportunities and help them successfully navigate
life’s challenges. By understanding ourselves, we can move toward
wholeness, that is, integration of our whole being. We all have free
will, and our lives are strongly affected by the choices we make. On
the other hand, some events are seemingly fated, or karmic in nature,
as they are necessary for our personal growth. more
Hypnosis is an amplified state of mind similar to being in a meditative
state or deep relaxation. It is a natural state of focused
concentration in which the client is very aware of his surrounding,
similar to driving your car in familiar areas or concentrating on a
television show. Hypnosis involves being relaxed enough to get into the
alpha or theta brain wave state and allowing your conscious mind to
step back and let the subconscious mind come forward. The subconscious
mind can hold certain beliefs and habit patterns that we have learned
in life. more
Reiki is a technique of complementary or alternative medicine,
rediscovered by Japanese educator Dr. Mikao Usui sometime prior to
1922. It is believed that this hands-on healing method may have been
originally developed by Tibetan Buddhists 2500 years ago but was lost
to mankind until Usui’s rediscovery. The word Reiki stems from the
Japanese “rei” (meaning universe, spirit, soul or the higher
intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe)
and ki (energy/life energy, comparable to chi, qi or prana). Ki is the
non-physical energy that animates and flows through all living things.
Reiki is commonly referred to as “Universal Life Force Energy”. more
feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward
others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right
attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect. ~14th Dalai Lama
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