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Sunday, December 16, 2012

EcoAstrology Update: New Moon, New Age, New Earth

Guest Blogger Stephanie Austin M.A. is a professional astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Consciousness Studies, and a lifelong involvement with meditation, Nature, and healing. For more information on her astrology readings, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, please visit You can read the entire article on her website.
There is nothing to fear. Relax. Rest. Release. Receive. Remember. 
  • Relax in the knowing that you don't have to do anything, that you always have choice. Do less and be more; the best "doing" comes from your "being". 
  • Rest into the loving support that is holding you and assisting you through this transition. Your guides and angels are on standby, waiting for you to call on them. You need only ask. 
  • Release whatever is weighing you down and holding you back. Be in the present moment. Forgive others. Forgive yourself. Bless it all. Be grateful for what you learned.  
  • Receive the light, the love, the information that is pouring down from the heavens. The downloads may take a while to decode. Hold beginners mind. We are making a quantum leap. 
  • Remember who you really are. Remember that you were born and trained for these times. Remember that everything you need is inside you. Remember your heart knows the way.
Slowing down and being in quiet receptivity for at least several days around 12-12 and 12-21, and as much as possible, facilitates absorbing and adjusting to the new frequencies being beamed onto Earth from the galactic core. This not only assists your own ascension, but also helps ground the energies for others. Our DNA, our consciousness, and our reality is changing. Think of it as a huge cosmic upgrade, where a bigger hard drive or more RAM must be installed to run more complex programs. “We are gradually being prepared to assimilate to the new Earth as totally upgraded beings where we will become much different, more highly evolved humans than we have ever been. The energy waves are also capable of causing upheaval in one's life, as you have likely experienced at times during 2012. Rest assured, it is all part of a grand Divine plan meant to give you the boost you will need to resonate to the higher frequencies to be found upon the new Earth.” -- Scott Mowry (full article at

The most visible marker for such a large cycle is the apparent alignment of the winter solstice Sun with the center of our Milky Way galaxy, symbolic of Spirit’s deepest descent into matter and its return to the Light. The more we clear our shadow, the more conscious we become, and the more receptive we can be to the extraordinary cosmic upgrades offered by this alignment. As we shift our focus from making a living to making a difference, as we heal and open our hearts, we perceive and live in an entirely different world. For more, read The Mystery of 2012, an anthology compiled by Sounds True, Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 by John Major Jenkins, and Cedar River's excellent article Crossing the New Frontier of Oneness at

“For the past 25 years, since the quantum leap in energy, vibration, and consciousness the Earth and Humanity experienced during Harmonic Convergence, we have been through myriad influxes of Light. These influxes have included rare Celestial alignments, Solar and Lunar Eclipses, powerful Solar Flares, and literally hundreds of Global Activities of Light that were orchestrated through the unified efforts of embodied Lightworkers and the Company of Heaven. Each and every one of these events bathed the Earth in Divine Light and accelerated the frequency of vibration in Humanity’s physical, etheric, mental, and emotional bodies at an atomic cellular level. Many people were consciously aware of these influxes of Light, but the vast majority of people evolving on this planet went through these experiences without any conscious awareness. The influx of Light we will experience on December 12, and December 21-22 will be infinitely more powerful than anything we have previously experienced, but our I AM Presence has been preparing our bodies to withstand this Light for 25 years. Children are being born with the ingrained capacity to assimilate this Light as well, so all is in readiness. All we have to do in order to be the instruments of God we are destined to be is stay focused in our hearts. Then we will be the Open Door for the Light of God that will Birth this planet and all her Life into the patterns of perfection for the New Earth. What people will experience on a tangible level will be unique for each person. Some people will be very aware of the shift of energy, vibration, and consciousness that has occurred within them. Other people will initially be oblivious to any changes, but as time passes and they assimilate the Light they will realize that something has dramatically shifted within them. Day by day, they will begin to “see with new eyes and hear with new ears.” -- Patricia Cota-Robles (
New moons mark the beginning of a new cycle and, in Sagittarius, the birth of new views of ourselves and our place in the universe. The Sagittarian Archer aims at the heavens, its arrow literally pointing toward the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Light encodes information. The Galactic Center transmits immense amounts of electromagnetic radiation; celestial bodies aligning with the Galactic core focalize those high-energy particles, triggering shifts in consciousness. Within a few hours of this new moon, asteroid Juno conjoins the Galactic Center at 28º Sagittarius, and opposes dwarf planet Ceres, facilitating the integration of feminine and masculine, as well as a more balanced relationship between humankind and the natural world. Venus’s conjunction with the North Node in Scorpio and Pallas’s square and Vesta’s opposition to this new moon punctuate the evolutionary imperative for equality and collaboration, enjoining us to evolve from the love of power to the power of love. Just a few hours after the next new moon forms, Uranus ends its yearly retrograde phase, amplifying cosmic support for a quantum leap in consciousness. The archetype of higher intelligence, innovation, and liberation, as well as the planet most associated with Aquarius, Uranus stationed retrograde five months ago on July 13 at 8°32’ Aries; its turning direct impels us to take a giant step forward. This is also a SuperMoon, where the Moon is both at perigee (closest to the Earth) and syzygy (in a direct line with the Sun and Earth), increasing electromagnetic and gravitational pulls on the Earth’s tides and tectonic plates, as well as our psyches.
On December 20–22, Jupiter, the planet traditionally associated with Sagittarius, forms a yod or “Finger of God” aspect (two quincunxes and a sextile), with Saturn at 9° Scorpio and Pluto at 9° Capricorn, further galvanizing us to transcend the bounds of our parental, religious, and societal programming. Let your intuition guide you as to where to be and what to do for the three day period of the solstice (December 20, 21, and 22), whether that is in nature, at a power spot or sacred site, or in your garden, home, or other kind of sanctuary. “The three day window with the Galactic Core alignment and Sun is an opportunity to move out of the old paradigm fully and into the new. For those that have done the work it will be  beautiful; in a blink of an eye you are through. Some will go through kicking and screaming, and others think this is all a load of bull and will be closed down to the whole thing. Those who have open hearts do not have to know any of this esoteric information; purely by having an open heart you are through. Through into more fully being the divine being you are; the world will still be here, you will still want your lunch, but something subtle has changed inside you, and it's been changing for along time now, bit by bit, every time you love and accept an aspect of self that was unloved, transform your anger and let go your control and surrender into divine will.” -- Soluntra King (

It’s never been more crucial to be clear about our intentions and visions for the future. This new moon, vastly empowered by the transformative forces of 12/12 and 12/21, magnifies what is in our minds and hearts. What we believe, we will see. What we desire, we will manifest. Are we choosing love or fear? Are we creators or victims? Are we living our life purpose or our programming? Our answers to those questions determine how we will experience this extraordinary time in history. “We are on the brink of the divine life. You are being invited to make yourself ready and jump. This is a once in 26,000 year opportunity. It’s worth pulling out all the stops. Be very discerning about how you spend your time. Quiet down everything in your life. Practice complete integrity, not compromising the truth at all. Clean out your shadow. Pray and meditate a lot. Seek out beauty. Forgive yourself; forgive others. There is no situation where you wouldn’t choose love. Just choose love. That is what you need to get through the doorway.” -- Leslie Temple-Thurston (

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Opening The Mind, Breaking The Illusions! 12/12/12 and 12/21/12

Do you feel as if time is going extremely fast? You wake up and it's time to go to bed. Everything is chaotic in the world including your own life. Believe me it is all due to the alignment of the planets and the planetary shift taking place now. The energies will continue to make everything seem out of sorts, especially as we move closer to the end of the Mayan calendar on 12/21/12. We will get a taste of this energy on 12/12/12. By the way, this date is not a palindrome. According to Wikipedia, a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that may be read the same way in either direction, with general allowances for adjustments to punctuation and word dividers. The date as written above might look like a palindrome but when you write out the complete date -12-12-2012, the 20 makes it not so. This is also true for 12/21/12. But what is significant about both dates is that for each one the numbers add up to an "11" a Master number in numerology. 

Master numbers are powerful vibrations that symbolize the expansion of consciousness through spiritual growth. And that is exactly what is taking place globally as well as on a personal level. (Please take the time to watch  the above video When a Great Cycle or Astrological Age changes, it affects everything on earth including us, physically and psychologically. 
We are leaving the Piscean Age of a consciousness based on secrecy and separateness and moving into the Age of Aquarius or the Golden Age. Humans will fully understand who they are and the powers they have. It is amazing that both the Mayan and Hindu calendars began at about the same time over 5,000 years ago and both calendars predict a totally new world and/or golden age after about 5,000 years into their calendars! We are definitely on to something with these Mayan and Hindu 2012 predictions. Historically, this is an amazing fact since these two ancient cultures did not have any contact. You can read more about this at

No one really knows what's going to happen on 12/21/12. Some believe it's the End Times and others that Planet X is coming very close to Earth and will cause mass devastation to the planet. There are those who believe that a shift will come in waves of light energy that will expand our consciousness to know who we are and the powers we have. I'm in this group, believing that we are waking up to the Truth of the mysteries of the universe. I also believe that for a time we will live in parallel worlds as predicted in the Hopi Prophecy. Those who still adhere to the old ways of duality will try to hang on to the old Piscean Age and the rest of us will move forward by accepting and embracing the new energy of Truth, Love and Oneness. No more 47% or 99% versus the 1%. We are one.

 Spend sometime in nature on 12/12/12 and 12/21/12 at 12:12 pm, and open your heart chakra to let the light energy saturate your being through prayer and meditation.

 Share your thoughts about this in the comment box.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Autism and Telepathy is there a Connection?

In my latest book release, Five Days of Darkness, one of the main characters is Charlie. Charlie is a seven-year old autistic child who is also telepathic. He is able to receive and to send information from his mind to another person without the use of speech or body language.  

Charlie’s character mirrors my own son’s life. Antoine was born with two deadly disorders: Hydrocephalus and Neurofibromatosis, which left him severely disabled. His autism took a back seat to these two grave diseases. Nevertheless, he did have a behaviorist and speech therapist. I remember her telling me I was Antoine’s worst problem, because I allowed him to communicate with me through his special language, which she didn't accept or believe in. 

The special communication language she referred to was Antoine’s ability to sometimes let me know through telepathy what he desired. So, it was easy for me to tell Charlie’s story and the relationship he had with his parents and others. I knew from experience how difficult and frustrating it was for Charlie’s parents to accept their perfectly beautiful child's condition. And it was just as frustrating for Charlie to know his parents didn’t understand him, until the unforeseen happened that changed their lives forever. 

Charlie’s story gives another perspective about the mental and emotional abilities of autistic children. Charlie is a Rainbow child in the Metaphysical world.  Rainbow Children are the third generation of divine children (Indigo and Crystal) that have reincarnated into the Earth’s plane. One of their purposes is to heighten the awareness of humankind's 6th sense and the psychic powers they have. However, many educators, psychologists, and medical professionals tend to disregard the intuitive abilities of autistic children as some New Age fad or a denial by parents to accept their child as autistic

Charlie’s character brings out these disparities and gives the reader and in- depth look into the mind of an autistic and telepathic child in a very entertaining, fast pace story.

Click here to read Five Days of Darkness

Friday, November 23, 2012

Reminder-Free ebook deals 11/23 and 11/24

EBook deals today and tomorrow: God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Thanksgiving may be over but thanking God for your blessings is never over.

Path to Truth: a Spiritual Memoir is Free today and tomorrow.

Five Days of Darkness is at the low price of 99cents.

These books make great gifts. 10% of the proceeds from the the sale of these books go to the Hydrocephalus Association in honor of my late son, Antoine Aparicio. Thank you

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thank you and an Iroquois Prayer for Thanksgiving

To my readers,


Thank you for all your support this year.  I appreciate you stopping by to read my blog, leaving a comment, purchasing my books, and liking my Facebook fan page, etc. My wish for you--May everyday be filled with love, health, prosperity and light for you and your family.

Light and love,



An Iroquois Prayer for Thanksgiving

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, with sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters, the beans and squash, which give us life. We return thanks to the bushes and trees, which provide us with fruit. We return thanks to the wind, which, moving the air, has banished diseases. We return thanks to the moon and the stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to our grandfather He-no, .., who has given to us his rain. We return thanks to the sun, that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of his children.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Black Friday Weedend-eBook Deals

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My awareness of the spiritual laws started at the age of fifteen when I found a book on reincarnation at the public Library. I soon realized that I was a soul having a human experience. Path to Truth is about my journey from my teen years to  young adult into the realm of metaphysics and spirituality. This is my story of how my soul expresses itself in this physical realm at that time. Coming soon the Path to Truth Workbook.

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Five Days of Darkness

The last several years had been tough for Serenity Rankin. She knew marrying Jack was going to be difficult. She was black, and a Democrat; Jack was white, rich and a Republican, working for the most powerful Senator on the Hill. They were in love. Then Jack deserted her, leaving her to care for their autistic son, Charlie, who was no ordinary child. Determined to save her marriage and get help for Charlie, Serenity sets out to find Sophia, the mysterious healer of a subculture group, Unity for Oneness (UFO), who she believes is her only salvation. Little did Serenity know that she was being caught up in the biggest chess game of life.

Secrets Unraveled
A gripping story of a woman's rise to power, fall from grace, and fight for salvation. Since childhood Margaret Pierce has always heard voices in her head. trapped in a world of delusions and fears, she refused to believe either of her psychiatrists' diagnosis--one being schizophrenia and the other psychic. Once the most powerful first lady of the renowned Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Washington, DC, she now spends her days in her bedroom planning her climb back to the top. But one person stands in her way--Pastor Alan Pierce, her husband, who threatens to have her committed to a mental institution. Nevertheless, Margaret knows his deep dark secrets, but who will listen to her? She has no one, until the unforeseen happens.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Solar Eclipse on 11/13 and Lunar Eclipse on 11/28-What Does It All Mean?

Guest Blogger: Stephanie Austin M.A. is a professional astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Consciousness Studies, and a lifelong involvement with meditation, Nature, and healing. For more information on her astrology readings, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, please visit
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November 11, 2012
Dear Friends,

As you can see from the above list, this month offers nonstop tailwinds for transformation, intensified by a total solar eclipse on November 13 and a lunar eclipse on November 28. All this makes it imperative to stay as centered and present as possible, in order to recognize new dimensional doorways and the changes necessary for our ascension in consciousness. Repetitive dreams, persistent intuitions, recurring issues are all soul messages calling for action. Listen to your inner guidance. Do what brings you peace, balance, and joy. We are receiving unprecedented support from many levels; know that your efforts are being amplified by celestial matching grants. Remember that every ending is a beginning, and that everything is connected -- as you shift, the world shifts.  

Light encodes information. Every second, our Sun beams three billion megawatts of ultraviolet, x-ray, and other forms of electromagnetic energy to Earth. Twice a year our Moon blocks that constant stream of solar radiation. During those few moments, the energetic grids supporting creation are reconfigured and rebooted. Old programs are erased; new templates emerge. Solar eclipses thus function as extra-powerful new moons, signaling a time of major endings and beginnings. They occur close to the same degree every 19 years; on November 13, 1993, there was a partial solar eclipse at 22º Scorpio. What was important in your life then? Where are you ready to go to the next level? This is also a SuperMoon, where the Moon is both at perigee (closest to the Earth) and syzygy (in line with the Sun and Earth), intensifying gravitational pulls on tides, tectonic plates, and our psyches as well. While only those in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific will witness this as a total eclipse, all of us will receive its transformative download.

This new moon/eclipse is closely linked with the solar eclipse of May 20 and the rare June 4 Transit of Venus. According to astrologer Marcus Mason ( “On November 13 at the moment of Maximum Eclipse, the Sun’s and Moon’s north-south ‘meridian’ lines will be aligned over Hawaii Big Island and Maui, whilst the Eclipse shadow itself will be crossing the South Pacific, running parallel to the planetary Great Female Dragon (Rainbow Serpent) Line. This Eclipse is a mirror image of the Annular Eclipse of May 20 2012, which traversed the North Pacific and crossed the Great Male Dragon (Plumed Serpent) Line at Mount Fuji, Japan and Mount Shasta, California. Together these two Eclipses bring the possibility for healing the imbalances between the masculine and feminine aspects of consciousness within humans, societies, countries, businesses, international relations and the planet herself.”

Not only are the Sun and Moon in Scorpio, but Saturn and the North Node as well. The archetype of Scorpio walks the razor’s edge, aware of constant temptations, the primal choice between Light and Dark. Scorpio was originally represented by a symbol long associated with healing and transformation—the serpents coiled around the Caduceus (Hermes’ staff and the symbol for the medical profession) and coiled at the base of the spine (signifying Kundalini energy). The 8th sign was later symbolized by a progression of images: the Scorpion, the Eagle, and the Dove, along with the Phoenix rising from the ashes of the ego. The myth of Pluto, Persephone, and Demeter illustrates the spiritual journey of this sign: an abduction and decent into the Underworld, confrontation with death, and resurrection into greater consciousness and self-empowerment. 

Each culture honors these fundamental truths. Pele the Creator. Shiva the Destroyer. Cerridwen the transformer. Before we bring in the new, we must offer up the old. If we are unable to move forward, we must find out what is holding us back. We need to bring light to the dark, to what is still hidden in the unconscious. Our shadow contains not only our less admirable qualities, but also anything that has been repressed or denied—our power, our truth, our light. Name and dialogue with your demons; the more conscious we make them, the less power they have in our unconscious. Shadows and fears fade in the light of awareness. Healing happens when we bring light to the dark, to what has been unsaid or deemed unacceptable. Read Robert Johnson book Owning Your Shadow and watch the film The Shadow Effect. Use Leslie Temple Thurston’s powerful "squares" shadow-clearing technique, described in her book The Marriage of Spirit) and posted at: Byron Katie offers her simple but life-changing tool at

This new moon/solar eclipse exposes our deepest desires, fears, and destiny. At the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy lies a super-massive Black Hole, millions of times larger than our Sun, which not only absorbs but also transmits enormous amounts of electromagnetic energy. The Mayans called this Hunab Ku, the Sun behind the Sun Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio, is closely conjunct the Galactic Center (at 27º Sagittarius) during this Solar Eclipse, focalizing the electromagnetic radiation emanating from the galactic core, supporting the release of old beliefs and presumptions, as well as the remembrance of our cosmic origins and mission.

Our readiness to take big spiritual steps forward is signaled by Neptune and Chiron, both in Pisces, ending their five month retrograde phases (November 11 and 14 respectively). When any celestial body stations retrograde or direct, its energies are intensified, as it hovers around one degree for weeks. Neptune stationed retrograde on June 4; Chiron stationed retrograde on June 11. What has changed for you since then? What are you drawn to do now? Saturn in Scorpio continues to form a grand trine in water with Neptune, Chiron, and Ceres, instructing us to pay close attention to our feelings, heal old trauma, and follow our heart. Ceres, which stationed retrograde on October 31 at 3$43’ Cancer, remains opposite Pluto and square Uranus through the end of the month, revealing where we are still caught in codependency and denial. Saturn’s quincunx to Uranus (exact November 15 at 4º55’ Scorpio-Aries) pressures us to change what we can, and let go of what we can’t.

This extra potent new moon/solar eclipse cautions us to be mindful of our motivations, and to use our power wisely. Darkness is only where the light has not yet gone. Bring your light to the dark. Bring your love and wisdom to whatever situation is calling for healing and transformation. This new moon reminds us that we always have power, we always have a choice, and we all have something important to offer. 

The prayer of Saint Francis, spoken centuries ago, is very appropriate for these times: 

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life."


Stephanie Austin