Hi everyone, thanks so much everybody who dialed in for the call. If you missed it, the recording is on the TalkShoe page. Bookmark it or 'follow' the course for quick and easy access.
If anyone wants to continue to explore their 12th house, intercepted signs and 12th house ruler(s), please post one Karma Course Homework #1.
This is not an exercise in 'looking for trouble' because we all know that we find whatever it is we are looking for. Instead, set the INTENTION of lightness, curiosity and discovery. What insights into your habit patterns or perceptions can you gain?
Following on with the lunar example (Kim's chart) on the call, here is one way we might see Venus in contrasting aspect, especially to Saturn or maybe Pluto. The square aspect might coincide with disappointment, at first, around relationship, or trouble finding the relationship of our dreams. The predominate thought might be "love never lasts." Or, "Relationships never work out." Or even, "Relationships are hell."
If there is difficulty like this, or with our relationship to our bodies, family, friends, it might be one of three, or more, things from a Karmic perspective.
NONE OF THESE ARE CARVED IN STONE. With love and awareness, you can transform any reason, any vibration, but it must begin with pulling it out of the unconscious and bringing it to light.
So, let's take a look at our charts, with the focus on Moon, body, love, emotions and Venus, body, love relationships, creativity, sexuality.
Remember to go gently with yourself, in kindness, respect and love.
It all begins there!
Notes: Transcripts for the Chat Stream for Call #2
Hi everyone, welcome to our Karma Course Library & Chat
This is where we will be posting questions, adding our comments on any charts offered up for viewing and posting insights into the homework. Basically, anything related to the course can go here.
If you share thoughts or questions about your chart, be sure to link to the horoscope so we can give it a look. It wants to be set up as per the Prep and placed in the Course Examples gallery. Thanks!
I'll post the homework here shortly after each call. Your first step to do before hand is list three things you’d like to change in your life, as per the Prep for the Karma Course page. Some of us have posted our lists there already, which is great, but you don't need to share them if you'd rather not. They are for you, and your inner work. You do want to have that list for your first call homework though, so take time now to write them down, if you haven't already.
Ivy Goldstein Jacobson
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“Astrology is not meant to be a primarily predictive science. It is meant to be for understanding ourselves and others. There is nothing in a horoscope that you cannot change, if you want to. The chart contains the stories of the cycles and rhythms you are going through. It shows your character. You can read it the day a child is born; you can tell what they have brought over as a blessing and what they have brought over as a challenge. But that is only the personality pattern. Behind the personality lies your real self, and you center yourself in that essential thing.
We are vibrationally connected to everything that happens to us. There is only one way we can change our life, and that is by changing our attitude toward it; changing our consciousness. This is a cosmic law that few people know. By changing your attitude, one of two things has to happen. Either the person or the problem will be completely removed without any harm to anyone, or that person or problem will change so much that you will be able to live with it very easily" --Isabel Hickey (1960s)
“To endure the idea of the recurrence one needs: freedom from morality; new means against the fact of pain (pain conceived as a tool, as the father of pleasure...); the enjoyment of all kinds of uncertainty, experimentalism, as a counterweight to this extreme fatalism; abolition of the concept of necessity; abolition of the "will"; abolition of "knowledge-in-itself." – Nietzsche
"Thoughts are the seed of Karma, very powerful seed. The seed in its seed status is very potent. …the vibrations (of the Karma) go out in thought and deed and return from the wall, from the sun, from millions of miles. Vibration finds it’s match." --Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It's simple. You get very good at something in this lifetime and next lifetime, they say things like, “Oh, a savant! They're a natural! What a genius!" Reincarnation explains the wide variety of abilities even from those who are genetically similar or have the same upbringing. It's like nature, nurture, karma. :) Of course, if you are ingrained in a patter that you won't move beyond, that comes trough too. The horoscope shows both of these, and so much more.
Think of karma as like-aligning-with-like so that we have the full range of human experience, every emotions, every action, every thought, every feeling.
Using law of attraction to fix something 'wrong' in our lives won’t work, and the same goes for Karma. As soon as you label an experience as ‘wrong' or' bad’ you vibrate ‘wrong/bad’ and attract more of it.
Jeannette puts it like this:
“…if your signal to the universe says something is “wrong,” like your body, or bank account, or marriage – it can only return more of that.”
Read more about this here … Law of Attraction Isn’t for Fixing
Identify your 12th house sign and ruler and discuss the “self-sustaining vs. self-undoing " expressions.
If you have duplicated signs on the 12th and 1st, or an intercepted sign in the 12th, put your hand/chart up for discussion in the comments.
Find your ruler of the 12 (usually sign on the 12th house cusp but may be the sign behind – both. What house, sign and aspects does it have.
Where the 12th house ruler is, you may 'meet' your karma (the thoughts and feelings that you sent out into the world that are coming back to you) face on. In my example on the call, the ruler of the 12th is in the 10th. The public, limelight, or even a parent/father would be key areas of karma coming home to me. The house your 12th ruler is in is a prominent place to experience past life vibrations (karma). Here we meet the past patters, and what will sustain or undo us, depending on our alignment with that house. It's a vibration, a perspective you can choose to expand, change, drop judgement on.
Note any planets in the 12th.
Think about what you discover above in relationship to your ‘three patterns or things you want to change/focus on.
Reread your list. Is there judgment there?
Can you approach the patters/goals/desires from a perspective of experience as opposed to something that has to be changed, augmented, diminished, fixed, healed or redeemed-transcended? Is there something at the core of the desire you want to experience?
Planetary Dignities: This is a chart and description of the Planetary Powers or 'rulership dignitaries'. In some signs, the power of a planet (energy) is able to flow without any kinks because it is in a natural alignment with that sign. In other signs, it is more convoluted, because the energy of the planet is contrasting or resistant to the nature of the sign.
We will discuss everything we discover in the Call #1 homework, look at examples and explore the next segment (the aspects of contrast).
Questions? Comments? Pop them in below, or save them for the the next call APRIL 4th @7pm Eastern. :)
Thanks for being here!
Hi Everyone! Ready for the Karma Course?
I wanted to give you all a quick guide for prepping for the Astrology, Reincarnation, Karma and Law of Attraction Course. There isn't much to do, so don't worry if you can't get to it ASAP. Deep breaths. We have lifetimes! :)
I would like to see everyone who is going to be participating in the course upload their 'Karma Course' chart in the gallery under Course Examples. That means, choose Course Examples under Select Album.
No, it's not some new chart style, but for the sake of consistency, focus and expediency (Virgo full moon?), I'd like all the charts to have the same essential elements. Here's what to include over at Astro.com, or in your own astro software: Choose your birth data in My Astro, then click EXTENDED CHART SELECTION. Leave it at the default chart style.
Then scroll down and click these additions:
South Node (Descending Node)
Asteroid 3811 Karma
Part of Fortune (Pars Fortunae)
Chiron (and aspects to Chiron)
Add some Fixed Stars
For the start of this course, at least, we'll stick to just those additions. No need to put in any additional asteroids, trans Plutos etc. Here's my chart as an example below. If you don't want your data showing, but aren't sure how to edit it out, shoot me your chart and I'll sort it for you.
When you go to upload your chart to the gallery, please put it in the Course Examples Gallery, (chosen under Select Album) so they are all in one place and easy to find.
If you need help, sing out!
If you are new to astrology and/or the Law of Attraction, please go through the Essentials Course (5 calls). It covers Astro-LOA basics and the roots of astrology, the signs, planets, houses, and aspects.
We'll be talking about the Lunar Nodes in regards to past lives, so if you have any questions about the nodes before we start, fire away.
One of my aims for this course is to teach you how to use the astrological chart as a map to awareness, a way to see into your past, release patterns and habits and move forward with grace, integrity and joy. To do this, we will be putting focus on what we desire, while exploring the origins of any kinks that need unraveling. For this part of the prep, I would like you to name three things you'd like to change in your life. They might be inner, like, "my feelings about my family," or outer, like, "My bank balance," or a mix of both.
This give you a chance to pre-pave what you would like to work on in this course. Once we dive in, you might change your mind about what's important to you, but let's all find where we are at, right now, in this red-hot moment. :)
You can post your three things here, or in an email to me and Jeannette, or a completely private journal. All good.
Let me know if you have any questions so far.
So excited to begin!
Hi Everyone, Let's talk about Venus Rx 2017.
Listen in to the one hour call on Venus Rx with live examples.
Links to example charts and CHAT notes here.
Venus Rx is short hand for Venus Retrograde. It means that, from the perspective of the earth, Venus is transiting backwards through the zodiac, in this case from 13 Aries back to 27 Pisces. This phenomenon happens about once every 18 months and is part of the cycle of Morning Star and Evening Star, ie, when Venus makes her switch. Read all the details on the Synodic Cycles of Venus. There is a quick video tutorial. Check how Venus creates the five pointed star in her travels around the sun.
Jeannette and I are hosting a live call on Venus Rx, March 7th, 2017 at 5pm Eastern. We'll talk about the ins and outs of Venus, and retrograde planets in general, focusing on 'where' this is happening in your chart.
If you join in, we can look at your chart live, and take questions.
Check the Align with the Stars Calls schedule for details.
You want to go back to Taurus - the sign that knows what she wants. Joanne Whickenberg says, "When Venus is retrograde, it operates through Libra, so you look to others to give you a sense of your own personal worth. This generally doesn’t work, so you then have to go back and do the Taurus thing." To me, that means finding out what you really want, without prompting from others.
Are you doing what you love, or saving fun for a rainy day? Everyone benefits from reflecting on that right now.
Be open to seeing or hearing from people from your past, including exes. What have we learned?
As astrologer Caroline Casey always says, retrograde planets are like the arrow and the bow. The more you pull back, the further the Arrow will fly. That means if you take the TIME to reflect and refresh, restore and re-balance, during the Rx cycle, the stronger impact your intentions and desires will have as they shoot out into the world.
With that in mind, take this time to honor Venus in your chart, and where she is transiting by house (more details explored on the call). All things ruled by Venus, from desires to sensuality, relationships to money, are good places to start. See house by house tips below, but basically:
Reassessing your core values, partnerships and self-love habits bring the best results.
Remodeling (home makeover, website makeover, garden and landscaping, unless you've been planning prior to January 30th).
Decisions about long term relationships (note: do drop any toxic relationship if you are 100% clear on the toxicity. Otherwise, wait until Venus Direct to take actions - same goes with getting back together with exes).
Decisions about short term relationship
Go further into debt
Go through your closet and throw out or giveaway old clothes, but resist the urge to buy new ones just yet. Facials and body care are in, radical changes in hair color or length, or any cosmetic surgery is best put on pause. You want to reflect on your shop window, how you present yourself to the world, not change it completely.
Take time out to reflect on your finances, what's in the bank and also the ways and means you support yourself. How are you moving towards self-sufficiency? Redo your core values list and ponder what has changed. Self worth? Ruminate now; act later. The urge will lean towards extravagance. Definitely put the credit cards away, at least until mid-April.
Connect to your consciousness, what you think, and that you think you think. How do you communicate your true self? Are you saying it like it is, or like you think they want to hear it? Are you true to yourself, or false? Let your sibling, or part-way related ppl into your awareness more. Tune into any persistent relationship patterns you have with yourself - self talk?
Family relationships, home ground and emotional security are everything right now. But, avoid putting energy into home repairs as a displacement for being with family members, listening to them, connecting resolving. If some of these relationship are old patterns, or toxic, keep your boundaries, and take action with Venus Direct. Parental issues? Get more sleep.
Revisit old creative projects that have been sitting on the shelf. Have you a neglected idea that wants to come to life? Enjoy time with kids, or those young at heart; avoid deciding on new creative ventures, new babies, new love life. Review feelings for what you have experienced in the past. Get in touch with your heart.
Tap into your core values around body, body love, health, nutrition and well being. Fitness? Strength? Fix old things (like dental cavities or leaky dog house). Save new work, if possible, for May or later. Any rituals around Venus and your desires are potent now, but check into core values before you ask for something you don't really want.
This is your time to release old patterns when it comes to relationship. Reflect on what you love about partnership, not so much 'who' but the feelings and experiences that light you up. It's the perfect time so release toxic connections, letting them float away. Pause to consider any open enemies. What do they represent in you? Why are they in your life? What can you learn?
Joint finances and resources, money owed and owing, come to the foreground. Check into your core values around collaboration, sex, and deeper motivations for your connections with others. Hold off on radical change, declarations, adventures and commitments. This is a time to re-evaluate, not rebuild, yet.
This is a great time to dream big, explore ideas, expand beliefs, but realize you won't be acting on them yet. Travel and higher edu might feel like it's on pause, which is perfectly fine. Instead of chomping at the bit, take this time to explore what you want through imagination. The bigger you dream, the more territory you'll create once Venus goes direct.
Career goals are up for evaluation, along with your relationship to the public. If you play a PR game, this will be a significant time of considering what works, what's worth keeping and what to let go. You always hang on to what's authentic. Experiment, test, but hold off on big sweeping changes for now. Prepare for insights into how others see you.
This is where friendships come into play. You may connect with those from the past, and revel in how much you have both changed, or stayed the same. Your relationship to groups, leading and being one of the many, rise up, so take a reading of where you stand. What's true for you. It's also great to explore your goals and wishes for the future. Again, dream in what you desire.
In the 12th house we meet what sustains and/or undoes us. Our job is to find and feed the sustaining aspects of Aries (in this case) the independence, leadership. enthusiasm, confidence, bravery, without letting it become arrogant, conceited or tyrannical. With Venus Rx here, we meet others who represent our hidden side, the parts of ourselves we can't easily see. Use this time to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. Find compassion, openness and generosity. This is your relationship with your unconscious ... Dreams are everything.
Remember, Venus Rx supports re-evaluation of what we really want, for ourselves and in our relationships. Give some time over to this task.
See you on the call!
PS. Jessica Shepherd has a free download called The Five Secrets of Venus - full of great astro and mythological insights to honor Venus.
First of all, the Lunar Nodes are points that mark the crossing of the Moon, north and south, over the ecliptic. (That's the imaginary path of the sun around the Earth.) The Mean Lunar Nodes progress in a retrograde direction, taking 18.6 years to complete a cycle backwards through the zodiac.
For a brief overview of the Lunar Nodes, how they relate to Source energy, your path and your past, watch the new video tutorial.
Listen to the full lecture discussion on Module 5 - 5 Points to Reveal Your Rock Star Entrepreneur.
The Nodes are significant points that offer meaningful and applicable guide posts in any astrological interpretation.
“[The Nodes] link together the solar principle, the lunar principle and the principle of the Earth. The points are derived through the movement of those three bodies, and I actually think the Nodes are an attempt…to balance solar principles and lunar principles within the body on the earth plane. In some ways, the Nodes indicate a struggle between the pull of the past and new qualities or traits or choices that need to be made.” --Howard Sasportas
The South Lunar Node, also known as the Dragon’s Tail or Cauda Draconis, pulls us into the direction of the past. This represents instinctive desires that call us back to a place where we feel, if not comfortable, at least familiar. Like the Moon and her association with intuitive impulses, the South Lunar Node can operate unconsciously. It's often an automatic response.
The North Lunar Node, the Dragon’s Head or Caput Draconis, pulls us into the future. It represents the areas of life where we can, with conscious effort and choice, break new ground and obtain valuable new experiences. Like the Sun, the North Lunar Node, when approached with courage, awareness and a sense of new possibilities, brings consciousness and growth.
Remember, the two Nodes are always diametrically opposite, in opposing signs and houses.
The Lunar Nodes also pertain to people. An activated South Node can indicate a person from the past that suddenly pops back into your life. More often than not, these South Node people require help or assistance from us. Even those with a personal planet sign corresponding to our South Node sign can seem to always need help.
An activated North Node, can indicate new people that enter the life offering opportunity, alliance and aid. Transits and progressions here can indicate someone new presenting a challenge, opening or fresh direction.
The terms True Node or Mean Node refer to the same thing, the position of the lunar nodes, but they represent different ways of calculating them. It's a matter of mathematics. The true node takes in the 'wobble' of the nodes and includes direct and retrograde motions. The mean node is an average and is always retrograde. True or Mean, they are never more than a degree or two apart. Astrologers don't agree on which is 'best' but given the closeness, either preference will give insights and results.
As the nodes transit clockwise, or retrograde, the NN goes from 0 Virgo to 29 Leo on April 28, 2017 (True Node) and May 10, 2017 (Mean Node). Note that Leo is about developing creative self expression, and Aquarius is about group dynamics, being one of the many.
This is going to activate your Leo -- Aquarius houses over the next 2 + years, so look there to where you 1) shine in your own right vs. rely on friends or groups to define you. The idea, remember, is to create balance.
The transit will be crossing my Ascendant (0 Vi or 29 Le depending on which birth time I use.) I'll be noting inner and outer events at that time, and incorporating the nodal alignment with my manifesting practices.
Where is this transit happening in your chart?
How the past can unlock your future ….
Karma Course Start Date : March 21, 2017 - Free for all GVA Circle Members
The new Karma Course will explore ideas of Reincarnation, karma, the Law of Attraction, and how they relate to astrology, and you. Join Kim Falconer and Jeannette Maw.
Once you take this course, you'll see your life in a whole new way!
The Karma Course delves into the aspects of your birth chart, along with your sign and house placements, to help unlock mysteries and patterns from the past. References on these philosophies include ancient cultural and religious beliefs, along with contemporary speakers on the subject like Bashar, Abraham-Hicks, Deepak Chopra, and astrologers who work with past lives and karma, including Howard Sasportas, Judy Hall, Isabel Hickey and Edgar Cayce.
The goal is to reveal the core meaning of karma, not as retribution or ‘pay back’ but as synchronicity, an alignment. By understanding the continuity of spirit, and why we have certain patterns and contrasts in our lives, we can learn to change what we don't want, consciously. Right here. Right now.
LOA and Karma
Ideas of Reincarnation and Past Lives
Astrology as a Past Life Clock looking at:
Turning Contrast into Gold
You'll receive the most out of the Karma Course if you have a familiarity with the basic building blocks of astrology – the signs, planets, houses and aspects – and how they relate to the law of attraction. If you aren’t confident in these areas, please take our complementary course #1 Essential Astrology and Law of Attraction .
Join as an Open Member to access Course #1 Essential Astrology.
Astrology, Karma and the Law of Attraction requires full membership to participate. Please head over to Join Us for more details there.
Questions and comments welcome here!
I hope you are all as excited about this exploration as I am!
Image: The Lovers by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
This is the ongoing chat for our Align with the Stars call 2017. You can access them on the Align CALLS page.
Jeannette Maw and I talked about the January - February 2017 Astro weather including Mercury Rx - Direct and the Full Moon Grand Cross. Exciting events! We've included a checklist for getting the most out of this powerful Full Moon. We also looked a quite a few individual chart as examples. It will help you learn how to work with these transits on your own, and with others charts.
Basically, we are looking at amping up self-love where you find the Full Moon at 22 Cancer. Then opposite, we are encouraging you tap into your core ambitions and goals where you find the Sun at 22 Capricorn. We also look at dropping tolerations were you find 22 Libra, Jupiter's position at this tine. And finally, with Uranus at 20 Aries, you go there to discover where you need to take control, be the boss.
Transcripts of the Chat
Our monthly "Align with the Stars" calls are a chance for everyone to learn how to put astrology and the Law of Attraction into practice. All welcome to the live gathering. Come check out our community!
Feel free to listen and/or join in, ask questions or simply stream online.
If you want to use you chart as an example, upload your chart to the GVA Gallery before the call.
Check the Align with the Stars Calls page for our next live call. If you need help with Talkshoe, check our notes on how to join, create your My Talkshoe account and have an easy time with this conferencing platform.
Please post comments and questions here!
See you in the discussion.
Hi Everyone, ready to amp up 2017 with a fine tuned, astro-tailored new story?
It’s the end of the year, and with 2017 a few days away, we can all think about telling a new story. I don’t mean putting a splash of energy towards a new vibe, wishful thinking, bling, you’re done. This is about engaging with the idea of what you want and being that vibe, now. No doubts. Zero hesitation. As Octavia Butler writes (above) ‘So be it! See to it!
She wasn’t messing around, and I don’t want us to either.
As an African-American female author in the white/male dominated sci-fi landscape, Octavia E. Butler achieved extraordinary success in her writing career, winning Hugo and Nebula awards and the coveted MacArthur Fellowship ie the “Genius Grant.” What’s really inspiring is, on top of all that, Octavia Butler scripted her success BEFORE it happened. Take a moment to read her script. It’s not humble pleading. No hedging around. Her new story, which clearly she came back to edit a few time, is strong, bold, insistent even! You might say she demanded her success, and her ability to help aspiring writers. It all came true, against huge ‘odds’.
So be it!
See to it!
So be it!
See to it!
The idea is simple. You have a desire and it’s yet to be realized. The longer it takes, the more your old story builds, like:
“I’m not going to make it.”
“All the good ones are gone.”
“I’m not (good/smart/pretty/rich) enough to deserve this.”
It’s easy to know when an old story isn’t serving you. As Jeannette Maw says, you can spot those ‘bad’ stories a mile away by how they feel. And, if the old story has been hanging around for a while, if it’s become a solid BELIEF, your outer circumstances will make if clear. For example, if your story is “Relationships are hard work,” and you are in the thick of a dramatic breakup, your relationship story could use an upgrade.
As you speak, so shall it be. Tell the version you want to see unfold! – Jeannette Maw How to Break a Bad Story
As you speak, so shall it be. Tell the version you want to see unfold! – Jeannette Maw How to Break a Bad Story
Like Octavia Butler’s example, you can literally write the story as you want it to read, as if it’s already happened. Variations on this range from mantras, affirmations, scripts, vision boards to active imagination and guided meditation. The idea is, you let go of the old story-thoughts-belief and sing in the new.
What impresses me the most about Octavia’s New Story is the confidence from which she writes it. And it all came true!
Let’s look at her horoscope and see where that energy is coming from. What made 1988 the time she chose to get ‘real’ about her intentions. How does this success in writing fits her chart.
The writer in her, indeed the marginalized science fiction writer in here, might be seen as Sun/Uranus in the 12th. She’s not what society expected. Mercury rising is a love/drive to communicate, and my favorite, the North Lunar Node in Gemini, in the 11th.
Active when she wrote her new story was transiting Jupiter (expansion) on Mars (action) and Saturn/Uranus (breaking old patterns) both opposite the sun (purpose/identity).
In her solar return chart, Gemini (the written and spoken word AND commerce) rises, bringing her own 12th house to the Ascendant. Her deepest dreams meet the light of day.
What new story do you want to tell in 2017? Join us, GVA Members, to discuss the possibilities on the December 27th Call.
These are Jeannette’s Vibration Activators – great resources to flip on your positive, confident, and as Janette put it, Puissance!
“The best way to leverage this vibe support is simply to read the post, then let go. Don’t try to “make it happen” or worry if it is. Get to the vibe, then go about having your good time.” – Jeannette
Let’s hear about your 2017 story in the comments!
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