2016 February Newsletter

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FEBRUARY 2016

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in this issue

PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF FEBRUARY …………… by Sally Shotwell

IT’S TIME TO MAKE DECISIONS… ARE YOU IN OR OUT…? …………. by Mario C. Veo

BRIGHID OF THE FLAME … with Andarta

THE I CHING SIMPLIFIED …………… with Mo Abdelbaki

SPACE CLEANSING AND BLESSING – $10 WORKSHOP …………… with Mario C. Veo

EXPERIENCE THE NEW GIFTS OF THE SERAPHIM ANGELS … with Liz Ann Fisher

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PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF FEBRUARY
by Sally Shotwell

Planets-PossibilitiesAs the month begins, the Sun(our consciousness) is in humanitarian, individualistic Aquarius. Although it is an air sign, its image is that of the Water Bearer who is pouring water from a jug. This moisture is being shared with the beings of the Earth to introduce the water of new life. It is also a necessary component for generating electricity which Aquarius rules. Uranus, The Great Awakener, is the planet we look at to understand the motivations at play here. The message is: Aquarian insights are brilliant, impersonal and aimed at instigating a new order.

February 1 we find ourselves dealing with Uranus in fiery, aggressive Aries clashing with Mercury(our thought processes) in traditional, earthy Capricorn. This may cause us to feel conflicted in our decision-making since there’s a mental tug-of-war going on. Let’s pend on rushing to judgement until the dust has settled.

Also in the picture, we have the Moon(our emotions) in watery, intense Scorpio joining hands with aggressive Mars(the traditional ruler of Scorpio) offering us access to previously unconscious material. This should ring a bell since we’ve been unearthing all sorts of stuff for a LONG time. The strategies we’ve developed during our self-analysis continue to serve us well and will continue to receive aid from the Cosmos. Case in point, February 6, Mercury joins optimistic, spiritually oriented Jupiter in guiding us to gain a clear perspective regarding our beliefs. Fiery Jupiter, associated with religion, is now going backward in discriminating, earthy Virgo(retrograde until 5/9) asking us to consider and review where we have made commitments and where we’re heading.

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A large white dove bearing a message…

How have our perceptions and values evolved through the years?
Are we comfortable with a particular belief system at this time?

The February 8 New Moon(new beginnings) in Aquarius picks up the theme of our spiritual well being with its Sabian Symbol message. “A large white dove bearing a message; the answer of spiritual agencies to thorough, sustained, and victorious individual efforts.” The impact we exert upon our environment is closely related to our ability to integrate the inspiring influences available to us.

Monkey2016This New Moon coincides with the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Yang Fire Monkey. The Monkey is associated with intelligence while Fire represents initiative and courage. We experience sparks as Mars in Scorpio interacts with the Sun and Moon, contributing passion to our endeavors. Greater understanding of ourselves is promised but detachment to all stimuli will serve us well. When we feel ourselves drifting into drama, let’s focus on our breathing!

February 13 Mercury finally enters Aquarius bringing an airy, creative take on our daily routines. Two days after Valentine’s Day on February 16, relationship-oriented Venus joins Mercury in the sign of the Water Bearer and this pairing suggests ways we may direct our efforts to promote humanitarian goals within our environment.

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Black and white children play together happily…

Is there some group or organization which has captured our attention and admiration?

February 18 the Sun enters watery, empathetic Pisces bringing a strong element of compassion to the fore. This supports the symbol’s message for the February 22 Full Moon(culmination) in earthy, responsible Virgo. “Black and white children play together happily; the overcoming of cultural pressures.” Mercury in futuristic Aquarius fuels the theme of our need to transcend societal and personal illusions which limit our ability to break through outmoded viewpoints.

The last two days of the month, we are treated with planetary aspects involving balm-like energies. The 28th the Sun and dreamy Neptune, who dissolves ego boundaries, are mated in imaginative, watery Pisces. Let’s aim at submerging ourselves in creative, artistic ventures which nurture our soul. The 29th beautiful Venus interacts with responsible Saturn who assists us in channeling the ethereal into our daily existence. When we remember to arrange for stillness in our routine, we’re doing ourselves the favor of courting peace. During this transitional time we’re living through, we deserve a break!

Blessings!

Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality with a super-natural curiosity and an undying thirst for knowledge. Her focus on studies in Astrology have spanned decades, and have included studying with Mario C. Veo, John Joseph, Mark Husson and C. A. Brooks.

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IT’S TIME TO MAKE DECISIONS… ARE YOU IN OR OUT…?
by Mario C. Veo

ChoicesEver since I can remember I’ve questioned ‘Authority’ – no, I was not a brat, nor was I a ‘rebel’ – I was just looking for Truth… and with that I also wanted Trust… and here lies the problem: you can get ‘truth’ as defined by others, you can even get ‘trust'(as long as you accepted it as ‘faith’)… but you seldom get a Higher Truth… or selfless Trust.

Why is this important??

Well, just take a look around you – from political propaganda, to GMOs… from declining educational standards to self-serving(read selfish) enterprises… and the never-ending corruption and self-serving ethics… you wonder why the world is so full of hatred and conflict?

But, what about YOU?… what about your opinions… your beliefs… your perceptions…?

Are you so ready to simplistically accept the so obvious trashy propaganda that is all around… or do you put your trust(faith ?) in a personal spiritual guidance…? (and, if that is the case, how much effort do you spend on it – is it daily… weekly… or just whenever you’re in need…?!)

So… (with apologies to Jabberwocky) – “the time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things… to not play the game of greed and lack, or fear of endless things… but to love and live with Radiance within… for with each breath the last one comes far too soon… and would you stand at that final door and decree: alas, alack, I just wanted more…”

choicesCHOOSE!… do not be a puppet…

… find the Power within you and change your Life to be a true reflection of your own Radiance – no, it’s not for the elitists, nor for those ‘blessed with Special Gifts’ (actually, they are the most at-risk… they just don’t know it yet). What do you fear… what do you have to lose…? This year has the potential to be very productive, to offer you many unexpected opportunities… and equally, demand that YOU(once and for all) be in charge of your Life.

So, what say you: are you in or out…??

We are dedicating February’s classes to Power and Self-Empowerment… to understanding Choices… and what they require of us, but be warned… this stuff about ‘being in charge’ is not for everyone… far too many are quite happy just drifting, drifting like a leaf on a pond… ah, what a simple Life.

Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

MARIO’S TUESDAY CLASSES IN FEBRUARY

LOVE & FEAR – WHAT SHAPES YOUR LIFE…& WHY?
          Feb. 2, 2016     6:30 – 8 pm     $25

CREATE YOUR OWN GUIDED MEDITATIONS…& EMPOWER YOUR MANIFESTATION 
          Feb. 9, 2016     6:30 – 8 pm     $25

CURSES…& FAMILY KARMA – HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & RECLAIM YOUR POWER
          Feb. 16, 2016   6:30 – 8 pm     $25

INVOKING BLESSINGS FOR THIS LEAP YEAR
          Feb. 23, 2016   6:30 – 8 pm     $25

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BRIGHID OF THE FLAME
by Andarta

BrighidMonday, February 1, 2016      7 pm – 9 pm
$25 pre-pay or $30 at the door

Red hair, passionate creativity, and the protectress of the Hearth: the Goddess Brighid has been worshiped and honored for thousands of years throughout Europe. Join Andarta for a class and short ritual for the Celtic Goddess Brighid. Learn how Brighid can inspire you in your various crafts and arts, as well as bring protection and healing to your home. Pre-register at the store $25 or pay at the door $30.

Andarta holds a PhD in Medieval Literature, having taught the Arthurian Legends at the university level for 12 years, and she also is a Druid of Avalon and uses her psychic skills to help people and the land to heal.

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THE I CHING SIMPLIFIED
with Mo Abdelbaki

mo_lgSaturdays, February 13 & February 20, 2016      1 pm – 4 pm
$80 —– 2 three-hour classes

The I-Ching is one of the most powerful and accurate of all divinatory tools, yet it can be the most intimidating. It doesn’t have to be that way! What you’ll learn in these two classes will serve you for the rest of your life. Mo believes in simplifying oracles in order to make them more accessible to those who seek their wisdom and guidance. You’ll learn how to cast the coins and how to properly consult the book itself. You’ll also learn how to properly ask your question, an art in itself. Mo first met the I-Ching in 1968, and has been using it ever since and is anxious to share its power to change your life.
I chingCall 303-758-9113 to register.

Some consider him a local celebrity – reclusive and yet prolific. Of Egyptian heritage, Mo Abdelbaki has been a student of the mysteries for over fifty years and has been a professional consultant for over thirty. His intensive studies have encompassed Vedic Astrology, Tarot, I Ching, Hermetic Qabalism, Runes and numerous other spiritual systems.

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SPACE CLEANSING AND BLESSING – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo

breatheSunday, February 14, 2016     2 pm – 3 pm
$10.

No matter how hard we try, some negative energy always accumulates in our homes and in our life. Join us as we explore the most efficient ways to cleanse and bless our environment. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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EXPERIENCE THE NEW GIFTS OF THE SERAPHIM ANGELS
with Liz Ann Fisher

Solar AngelSunday, February 21, 2016       2:00-3:00 pm
FREE PRESENTATION

What are the Seraphim Angels and how can they help you?  Learn how the Seraphim can bring you love, bliss and success in your life as your path becomes clear. This presentation will  give you an understanding of the Seraphim Angels throughout the ages and how they are speaking directly to us now in this dynamic time. Feel the power and comfort of the vibration of Seraph ADALIAN. This new and powerful energy is perfect for support and guidance in these times of great change. Seraph ADALIAN is available to help us in our daily lives and take us to a higher level of consciousness. You will be given the energetic Wave of Love and Healing to experience this Love for yourself. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Liz Ann Fisher
Teacher of Seraphic Wisdom, Energy Healing Practitioner

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