2016 July Newsletter

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in this issue

ASTROLOGY AND THE DAYS OF THE WEEK  …………. by Bruce Johnson

PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF JULY …………… by Sally Shotwell

SO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY… WELL, WATCHA GONNA DO ‘BOUT IT, EH!? …………… by Mario C. Veo

MO’S INTRODUCTION TO HERMETIC QABALISM & THE TREE OF LIFE – THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE …………… with Mo Abdelbaki

EXPERIENCE THE GIFTS OF THE SERAPHIM ANGELS …………… with Liz Ann Fischer

SIMPLETALES™ COSMIC ASTROLOGY MONTHLY UPDATE …………… with C. A. Brooks

DEVELOP YOUR PSYCHIC GIFTS – $10 WORKSHOP …………… with Mario C. Veo

CLEANSING AND CENTERING …………… with Mario C. Veo

THE GIFTS OF YOUR POWER ANIMAL …………… with Mario C. Veo

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ASTROLOGY AND THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
by Bruce Johnson

oldastrologyAncient Chaldean priest/astrologers related the seven days of the week to the Sun, the Moon, and the five “wandering stars”. Each day he had its corresponding color, metal, minerals and gemstones that were in magnetic sympathy with its ruling planet. The Chaldean order of the planets began with the Moon and ended with Saturn, with the Sun and Moon included as planets. These seven celestial bodies combined with the seven days and their affinities were placed on a seven-pointed star or heptagon symbol in a ritual pattern by Chaldean astrologers.

Monday was ruled by the queen of lunar forces, the Moon, whose color was violet. Monday’s metal was silver, and like the other six days, had its related stones. These included garnet and orange stones, peridot, and topaz.

Wednesday was overseen by Mercury, the planet of Thoth, with yellow as its color, and quicksilver as its metal. Emeralds and green stones, diamonds, rock crystal, clear stones, and onyx were linked with Wednesday due to their affinity with the planet Mercury.

Venus, or Sukra who was the older sister to Earth, governed Friday. The indigo ray was the color associated with Friday, like copper and brass were congruous metals. Gemstones corresponding to Friday and Venus included peridot, topaz, zircon, bloodstone, and jasper.

The Sun as the central life-giving force, was the ruler of Sunday, with orange as its color, and gold as its metal. Gems and minerals connected by harmonious magnetism to Sunday were lapis lazuli, sapphire and blue stones, along with carnelian, ruby, and red stones.

Tuesday’s ruler was fiery Mars, whose color was red, and metals were iron and steel. Stones corresponding to Tuesday were carnelian, ruby and red stones, agates, chrysolite, citrine, and yellow stones.

PlanetsGiant Jupiter was the planetary ruler of Thursday. The ancients divided the color spectrum into seven primary colors, with blue as the traditional color of Thursday. Metals from the mineral kingdom attuned to Jupiter’s energies included tin and pewter. Amethyst and violet stones, garnet and orange stones, and jasper all had an affinity to Thursday.

The ringed planet Saturn, who symbolizes cycles of time, ruled Saturday. Saturday’s color was green, and lead was its metal. Chrysolite, citrine and yellow stones, bloodstone, and zircon, were stones associated with Saturday.

The adept Appolonius of Tyana, the great religious reformer and miracle-worker of the First Century A.D. had a set of seven special rings, one for each day of the week.  The rings were made of seven different metals and with each ring containing a different gemstone. Each ring was attuned to one of the seven Chaldean planets and one day of the week. Appollonius changed his rings daily to align with the changing planetary rulership and change in etheric forces.

Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.

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PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF JULY
by Sally Shotwell

Planets-PossibilitiesJuly begins with the Sun(our consciousness), Mercury(our thought process), and Venus(our values and love) sojourning in watery, nurturing Cancer. They are enjoying the company of Mars(action) and Neptune(the trancendent) who are also traversing the other water signs of relentless Scorpio and idealistic Pisces. These signs create a trine in the Zodiac with Cancer being assertive and acting as the initiator of the group. All are known for their emotional, intuitive natures but Cancer is particularly sensitive, being ruled by the Moon. Noted for her cyclical monthly journey through all twelve signs of the Zodiac(2 days per sign), she is also tied to our relationship with our actual and archetypal Mother. This is highly charged territory which holds many mysteries. With mystery comes a certain vulnerability which Cancer Moon children are able to articulate when not in retreat within their shell. We ourselves all experience emotions which go a long way in determining what we seek in finding security and for Cancereans, it is the Home. We too, see the possibilities of being nurturing and loyal while creating a warm, welcoming environment to share with our loved ones.

Are we comfortable in our home environment?
Do we see it as a peaceful location to retreat to or as a social space? Perhaps both?

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“A hand with a prominent thumb held up for study”

Let’s enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the first few days of July in preparation for the July 4 New Moon(beginnings) in Cancer when the outside world joins the party. Because the Sun and Moon are in a cardinal(assertive) sign, their presence is triggering stormy interactions with two notorious transformative planets also in cardinal territory. They are ruthless Pluto in earthy Capricorn and unpredictable Uranus in Fiery Aries, challenging anything they come in contact with. Although this is annoying, to say the least, Cancer is known to personify steely determination and protective instincts which inspire our confidence. We grow from the challenges we face.

The Sabian Symbol for the 4th is “A hand with a prominent thumb held up for study; The power of the will is shaping character.” The thumb is seen in palmistry to represent our will(vitality) and certainly is consistent with the spirit exhibited by our fore bearers who fought the Revolutionary War and established the United States.

Where in our life do we need to hunker down and take care of business?
Where are we asked to share our expertise with others?

July 11, lovely Venus enters fiery, dramatic Leo, followed by mental Mercury on the 13th. She welcomes him with open arms, soothing his frazzled nerves brought on by his July 11 confrontation with extreme Uranus. Leo, ruled by the Sun, shares heart-warming sensations that encourage playfulness. Let’s take advantage of this invitation to succumb to whimsy. This is not indulgence since release of tension is good for the soul.
What do we do for fun?

The July 19 Full Moon(culmination) is in serious, earthy Capricorn. The Symbol describes “A large aviary; the enjoyment of spiritual values by the soul able to familiarize itself with their implications.” In many teachings, birds are considered agents of spiritual forces. Here they are housed within a large structure, communicating their transcendent message to the ether and all who are open to it. Let’s have that include us! As we become still, this is possible.

Right now, and for some time to come, we are in the midst of a powerful tug-of-war between restrained Saturn and unbounded Neptune, each promoting their take on what direction our spirituality should go. We realize that over-identifying with either message leads us to fanaticism and our challenge is to find a balance in our spiritual practices and commitments. This equilibrium seems like an ideal but is certainly something we are required to commit our ongoing attention to. As we increase our self-awareness, our goal becomes more within reach.

July 22, the Sun is happy to enter his home sign of proud Leo. Besides stressing creativity, we’re given a push to focus on relationships, guided in our efforts by sparkly Venus and brainy Mercury, and talk about sparks, Mercury experiences some July 27 when rubbing against quirky Uranus. This promises that we receive stimulating and unexpected ideas. Let’s entertain them but hold off on them until Mercury enters his home sign of earthy, stable Virgo on July 30. This bodes well for our plans to get organized and entertain ideas from a precise, measured perspective. We do need to remind ourselves that Virgo’s perfectionism sometimes creeps into our consciousness and we need to have outlets to alleviate any tendency to over-extend ourselves. Let’s take advantage of the diversions the season offers.

July 31 offers an outlet for this as fun Venus connects with surprising Uranus and perks up the social scene in, perhaps, a bizarre way. Needless to say, with Uranus in the mix, our antenna is sensitive to monitoring our perceptions while enjoying ourselves. Let’s be sensitive in our interactions with others and work at creating a supportive atmosphere for us all!

Happy Summer and 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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SO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY… WELL, WATCHA GONNA DO ‘BOUT IT, EH!?
by Mario C. Veo

inner peaceMore and more I’m realizing how much better Life could be – simply by considering different ‘choices’… and here’s the kicker – most people do NOT – I mean, would you seriously stay in a job which does not really respect you… but the money is good… how about a relationship where the sex is fine… but not much else…?(O.K., so maybe for some of you that’s enough, but really, is that all your old age will be about?!)

What about the many times when you could have made a different choice… what would your Life have brought you?… and, why didn’t you choose differently? Where you are ‘afraid of success’? or simply couldn’t be bothered?… how about that you didn’t believe you could have more… or simply didn’t think that ‘something better’ was available… so you just did what? ‘settle for less than you’re worth’…?

Look, I’m not trying to make you feel bad… no, really, I’m simply getting you to consider that there is sooooo much more that’s available to you(yes, indeedy!) Trust me, I’ve been half way round the world and back… and it can be a most amazing, wonderful, fulfilling, ‘blow your granma’s socks right off’ kind of place… (to the point that you just might look forward to your next incarnation… just saying…)

SpiritualSeekerSo how do we get there? Funny you should ask…
First, consider that EVERYTHING is within Spirit, so that everything is constantly available(even if poor little me ain’t able to see it yet… just believe, O.K.?)
Next, take a step back from all your experiences, and the labels you gave them(good-bad-awful-never again… and, my favorite, what-was-I-thinking!?)… simply ‘Observe’.
Now, ask yourself: “What caught me… why did I react so… what could I have done differently…? (and the most important one) “What was Spirit trying to tell me?”

With me so far?? Good! the solution is very close… look at all the wonderful, great, creative aspects that make you truly the unique person that you are… go deeper within your Radiance… and from this Center, look at the Choices that Life can bring you… and take the first step towards this new Future… (and don’t be frightened!!)

Now, even as you read this some of you are shaking your head, saying things like; “Well, you don’t understand… Life is not so simple… I just can’t… I’ve tried, but no matter what, I simply never seem to…
Yes, I hear you… Life can be a bitch… but it doesn’t always have to be… I also see that you really could succeed/love/live/prosper/change… and be ridiculously happy. So, for you I’ve created a series of seminars to help you get past your challenges… and that’s what this month is all about… (Yup! I’m a nice guy… I want ALL of us to be our most radiant self)… so what say you, ready to blow the lid off this pop-stand?!?

MARIO’S TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES IN JULY

JULY 5 —— 6:30 – 8 pm —— $25
ILLNESS, KARMA, AND THE MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT

JULY 12 —— 6:30 – 8 pm —— $25
WHY WE SABOTAGE OURSELVES… AND HOW TO BEST DEAL WITH IT

JULY 19 —— 6:30 – 8 pm —— $25
HAPPINESS AND ATTACHMENTS… HOW TO BE A BETTER ME

JULY 26 —— 6:30 – 8 pm —— $25
CLAIRVOYANCE, ENERGY PATTERNS AND THE AURA

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 and the last Sunday of the month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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MO’S INTRODUCTION TO HERMETIC QABALISM & THE TREE OF LIFE – THE KEY TO KNOWLEDE
with Mo Abdelbaki

KabbalahTreeSATURDAYS, JULY 16 and 23, 2016 ——– 1 – 4 pm ——– $80 for both classes

Hermetic Qabalism is the foundation of most modern metaphysical thought. This sacred glyph was encoded with secrets that the Hermeticists believed were vital to the protection and betterment of mankind and free thinking. The Tree is encoded with wisdom that enables the seeker of light to unlock the greatest secrets of Nature. These secrets are available to those willing to invest time and energy into its study. No one is the same after learning about the Tree of Life. Tarot, astrology, numerology, color work, magic and every aspect of the human experience are all explained and encompassed by this arcane hieroglyph.

mo_lgMo Abdelbaki
has been a student of Hermetic Qabalism for over 40 years and will share his personal take on The Tree. He’ll reveal some of his personal theories about the tree for the first time, many of which came directly through his personal experiences.
All levels of students are welcome and will gain from this class. If you have an interest in a working view of the tree, you shouldn’t miss this offering. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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EXPERIENCE THE GIFTS OF THE SERAPHIM ANGELS
with Liz Ann Fischer

Solar AngelSUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 —— 2 – 3 pm —— FREE PRESENTATION

Please join us for this profound new meditation from Seraph ADALIAN to support your completed Diamond Light Body and to heal our beautiful Mother Earth. The Seraphim Gaia Matrix of Light Meditation will allow you to reach deep within connecting to your soul’s Still Point and to experience the gratitude of Gaia.
Prior to the 30-45 minute meditation, we will briefly discuss why these high frequency Light Beings, the Seraphim Angels, are here to assist and guide us on our personal spiritual journey. Throughout history these Angels have spoken through the masters and prophets. Now they are here to guide us individually as we navigate these dynamic times as a spirit having a human experience. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Liz Ann Fischer – Life can take unexpected turns which we may call serendipity but nothing is completely by chance.  About 25 years ago through a series of unexpected events I was lead to study energy healing.  At that time, I was a single mom of 3 with a business career  with absolutely no spare time. However, the push from Spirit was so strong that I couldn’t continue to resist.  Spirit has a way of getting through to us! The first steps to becoming a Reiki Master lead me to being invited in 2013 to become one of the 6 core founding teachers in the country to share this profound energy gift from the Seraphim Angels.  I am a Practitioner and Teacher of Seraphic Wisdom. There are many ways that you can accept and use this powerful and loving energy from Seraph ADALIAN. Everyone is able to benefit.
Her website is www.seraphicangelconnections.com.

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SIMPLETALES™ COSMIC ASTROLOGY MONTHLY UPDATE
with C. A. Brooks

SimpleTalesSUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016 —— 2 – 3 pm —— FREE PRESENTATION

If you are thinking about your future, your past, or just your place in the physical present, you owe yourself a visit with C. A. Brooks. C. A. has been a student of astrology for more than 25 years and a professional astrologer for over 2 decades. She has studied Tarot, Feng Shui, Space Clearing and Animal Communication. Join C. A. and friends for a fun and informational look at the astrology of the month ahead, and you may even get a personal Tarot mini-reading. Don’t miss this class. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

CA Brooks 2014C. A. Brooks has been a student of astrology for 25 years and a professional Astrologer for more than two decades. Her astrological experience was started by a series of classes from Colorado’s leading astrology expert, Gayle Bachicha in the 1980′s at the Metaphysical Bookstore. In addition to astrology, her training includes Instinctive Feng Shui, Space and Clutter Clearing, Voyager Tarot, and Animal Communications, working closely with animal communicator, Joan Ranquet.
C. A. is certified as a Soul Coach by Denise Linn and as an Angel Therapy Practitioner by Doreen Virtue. She is also a popular advisor on 12Listen, an instructor on 12Academy, writer of the “Week Ahead” column for “Mark’s Power Peek” at 12House, and host of the number one rated weekly radio program, “Simple Tales™: Where Astrology and Spiritual Alchemy Rocks” on 12Radio.

C. A. is available for readings at Shining Lotus™ from 12 to 6pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Website:www.simpletales.com
Email: simpletales@comcast.net

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DEVELOP YOUR PSYCHIC GIFTS – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo

PsychicSUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016 —— 2 – 3 pm —— $10 WORKSHOP

Psychic Gifts are not some special, wonderful abilities granted to a select few… in fact they are freely available to anyone who wishes… You see, they are simply the extension of your Human Senses, the refinement of your Consciousness, together with the ability to ‘stand Still and See the Higher Truth’. Join us as we explore different safe and effective ways to achieve this. 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 and the last Sunday of the month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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CLEANSING AND CENTERING
with Mario C. Veo

SmudgeSUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016 —— 2 – 3 pm —— FREE PRESENTATION

No matter how hard we try we will always pick up ‘dirty energies’ – they are everywhere: in the news we get, hardship we experience, accidents and everyday stressors… and even when dining out, shipping or having fun. So it is important to know how to cleanse ourselves, and once again be centered in our Truth…(and not swayed by common propaganda – that’s just so tacky!) 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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THE GIFTS OF YOUR POWER ANIMAL
by Mario C. Veo

AnimalsSATURDAYS, JULY 9, 16, 23, 30 and AUGUST 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016 ——
11 am to 12:30 pm —— $25 each class or prepay $90 for July and $90 for August.

Since the beginning of Time, Man has had a deep relationship with the Animal Kingdom – at times one of friendship and mutual support, at others one of respect and good boundaries. In each case there was the recognition of the Power inherent within this exchange… and many Shamans, Medicine Men and Women, and even a few Magicians strived to find the proper way to create a connection between the Source of this Power and themselves.

The concept of Power Animals(as guides and protectors) was established.

When properly invoked they will help us in Healing and Transformation, in teaching and expanding our Consciousness, showing us how to overcome Life’s obstacles, achieve prosperity, and keep us safe… gifting us with Power and Abilities beyond that of Common Man.

All this is part of Spirit’s Great Plan – to create a True Brotherhood, one where Man is not the exploiter, but the caretaker of this Planet… with the full support of these great Beings.

We are offering a two-month program where we will explore the Power offered by these Great Beings, so each of us may receive the help and support we need and desire.

We meet for 8 consecutive Saturdays (from 11am-12:30pm), starting July 9.

Cost – $25 each class or prepay $90 for July 9, 16, 23, 30 and $90 for August 6, 13, 20, 27.

The workshop is held at the Center for Alternative Therapies, 4155 East Jewell Ave. Suite 1102 in Denver 80222 (N.E. corner of the frontage road of Colorado Blvd. and I-25). Registration is through the Shining Lotus Bookstore (303-758-9113). Class size is limited, pre-registration is advised.

So, to all you Shamans and Medicine Men and Women… ready for the transformation of your lifetime…?

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 and the last Sunday of the month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

 

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