2017 November Newsletter

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NOVEMBER 2017

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in this issue

PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF NOVEMBER 2017  …………………  by Sally Shotwell

666 AND THE EARTH BEAST  …………………  by BRUCE JOHNSON

THE SEARCH FOR A GLORIOUS LIFE  …………………  by MARIO C. VEO

SPACE CLEARING AND BLESSING  …………………  by MARIO C. VEO

“GOOD KARMA DAY IS THE NEW BLACK FRIDAY” SALE — NOVEMBER 24

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY PSYCHIC FAIR & SALE — NOVEMBER 25

NOVEMBER CLASSES AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF NOVEMBER 2017
by Sally Shotwell

The month  begins with the Sun (our consciousness), Mercury (our thought processes) and Jupiter (expansion) in watery, formidable Scorpio.  It is ruled by Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, who delves deep into the mysteries hidden below the surface of our lives, from personal to global.  The emphasis now is on our emotional wellbeing as we are exposed to new information which can change our expectations do to the material that’s dug up.   When we discover  the source of our  behavior which is surprising and not welcome, it’s  a blessing  if we can remain connected to our meaningful relationships and activities.  Here’s where we rely on our common sense and  ability to determine  what deserves our attention and focus.
Fortunately,   Benevolent Jupiter, now placed in this profound sign,  is cooperating with it’s ruler Pluto who is in serious, responsible Capricorn.  Their influence promises to offer us valuable insights which can help us is our transformation but they are intense.  Here’ where the other planetary cycles give us the assistance we need to keep our eye on the ball as change swirls around us.
November 3/4 the Full Moon (culmination) is in earthy, practical  Taurus, ruled by sensuous Venus, opposes the Sun in relentless Scorpio and  the issue of what we most value may come up  when our assets are involved.  The Sabian Symbol states;  “A young couple window-shopping:  The fascination of the youthful ego with the products of the culture.
What is our personal relationship to our material possessions as well as the social/cultural  contacts  which define our circumstances?  Are we concerned that they may be distracting us from  addressing meaningful issues in our life?
November 5 mental Mercury enters fiery, optimistic Sagittarius, directing us to expand our horizons and have fun in the process.  This is a good antidote to the wistfulness  we may feel as the encroaching darkness descends  ( Daylight Savings Time ends).    November 7  Venus enters Scorpio and she raises  the ante on our desire to develop intimacy in our close relationships.  This requires a true sharing of our inner most feelings and this is where the courage of the Scorpio Sun helps us to venture into unknown territory.  Are we inspired to deepen communication and reveal more of ourselves to promote mutual understanding?
November 11 this comes in handy as persistent Saturn, soon to leave Sagittarius, is sparked by electric Uranus in fiery Aries to seriously combine innovative vision with sound strategies to help us achieve our goals.  Fast forward to November 13 when Venus and Jupiter commingle and promote a generous attitude and share their inclination towards good fortune . Mercury in Sagittarius and Neptune in otherworldly Pisces are not getting along but  let’s not allow their problem keep us from basking in the blessings the Goddess of Love who expects us  enjoy  each other.   The  16 she connects with Neptune and compassion is the name of the game.  Are we nurturing ourselves and others?
November 18 the New Moon (new beginnings) in resourceful Scorpio telegraphs that the power of regeneration is available to us if we are resourceful.  This requires diligence on our part to resist the superfluous diversions which bombard us.  The Symbol states:  “A military band marches noisily on through the city streets.  The aggressive gratification of cultural values.”  The key word here is “aggressive” which connotes an ego orientation which we can do without.
November 19 presents us with an opportunity to detach as Pluto irritates Mars which means a power play is probably in the works.  The 21st our spirits are lifted when Venus and Pluto, now in a good mood,  support each other as passionate feelings surface and the Sun slips into adventurous Sagittarius.   The ruler of this sign is Magnificent Jupiter and  its symbol is the centaur whose bow and arrow are aimed at the sky with its unlimited possibilities.  We’re  gearing up for the holiday season and this optimism is welcome!
November 22 Neptune, in watery, transcendant  Pisces is moving forward, after spending months taking us on an inner voyage, guiding us to redirect our subliminal  dreams  to those we can manifest  while recognizing our  spiritual yearning.    Jupiter is joining forces with him so we may feel particularly idealistic as we gather with others to celebrate Thanksgiving the 23’d.
November 25 Mercury happily consults with unpredictable Uranus in fiery Aries and they come up with unexpected avenues for us to pursue.  This is promising since the 27th the Messenger of the Gods consults with stable Saturn to vet any decisions we make and leads to success due to the beneficial melding of tradition with inspiration.  This bodes well for us as we branch out and  keep an open mind to all the options  available to us!
Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings!

Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality whose focus on studies in Astrology have spanned decades. She has entertained and informed our readers with her articles for a few years now.

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666 AND THE EARTH BEAST
by Bruce Johnson

Encore Publication: This article was first published in the November 2012 issue of our newsletter. We thank Bruce Johnson for allowing us to share his writings and insights into the ancient mysteries and the occult.

Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation describes a beast of the earth that deceives earth’s inhabitants and forces them to receive his mark. The mark is caused to be placed on the right hand or forehead of unfortunate humanity by the beast whose number is 666. Studying the numerology of 666 reveals a surprising allegorical truth, not a prophecy of Earth’s future.

The heavens and earth of Genesis took six days to create. Six is the number of matter, form, and physical manifestation. Six is dual, passive, and corresponds to the pole of dense matter. It symbolizes the body as opposed to the soul that created and animates it. Esoterically, six corresponds to darkness and is the reverse in shape, and opposite in quality, to the number nine.

Nine represents the threefold nature of spirit in its perfected triple expression. To the Pythagorean’s, nine was the source of, and the upper limit to, all the other numbers. Nine symbolizes perfection and light, is active in quality, and corresponds to the soul and the pole of spirit. Nine is the number of life separate from its body of expression.

Three is the ancient number of totality or completeness. Three sixes symbolize matter in its most concrete form, dominating and imprisoning the soul. 666 is the symbol of the body controlling the soul and darkness reigning over light. 666 is the inverse of 999, which represents truth and the perfected soul of light that is the antithesis of evil. 666 represents chaos over order, hate over love, slavery over freedom, and extreme materialism over spirituality. The biblical beast of selfishness and cruelty is depicted in the Devil card of the tarot, complete with a mark on his right hand, and slaves.

Like the number 666, the personality of man is triple in nature.  666 represents the physical, emotional and mental natures of man in their lowest and most base expression. The beast of earth is the lower animal nature within man that battles the divine Self for control. Fortunately, as we grow spiritually,   we can throw the beast of the earth, also called the false prophet, into the lake of fire.

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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THE SEARCH FOR A GLORIOUS LIFE
by Mario C. Veo

This is the story of a young man, and his search for “a glorious Life”

The story starts in a small mountain village, you know the kind, where everyone knows each other, you call all grownups ‘Uncle or Aunt’, and Life is peaceful … well, some may even say a little boring … what with all the healthy natural foods grown right there, and good, hard work following the seasons, there really isn’t much that can lead you to trouble, you know… [except boredom, perhaps]

You were all expected to provide for your family, and with a little left over to share with neighbors and the elderly – after all, they did the same for you, in your times of need, so it’s only proper that you should too … youngster would hunt for small game, or fish in the swift rivers, or even raise bees if they fancied … while grownups worked the fields, and some felled mighty trees for the local mill …
As I said, it was a peaceful Life … for most …

And so it happened that this particular young man decided that such a ‘simple Life’ was, after all, much too simple … and that he yearned – oh, so deeply yearned – for ‘adventure’ !
And his parents, who loved him very much, thought that if he really, really wanted to go … well then, they should not make him miserable and hold him back unduly …

The day of his departure swiftly came, and all the uncles and aunts gathered at the village square to see him off… many with small tokens and little gifts – a few dollars here and there “To buy you something sweets to remember us by…” or a healthy sandwich to have on the way “You never know what kind of food those outsiders may have… certainly not as good as ours…” and those that had too little to spare, well then, it was hugs and kisses, and loving embrace… [and maybe even a tear or two]

And so he left, to find ‘Life’ in the big world out there… first by train [that beast surely could move !], later by bus [oh, what sticky seats !], and finally he reached his destination – the Big City [oh, what a foul smell !]… but he didn’t care, for he had arrived , and finally he could start living !!!

He was young, he was eager, and strong to boot [never said he was lazy], and soon found a job – a little menial perhaps, but he was well liked, and soon was on track to be promoted…
Harder and harder he worked, saving every penny so he could buy a car [must have one of those, you know, town is too big to walk !], then more money to buy a house… no, a ‘condo’ [it’s more upscale, and who has time to mow the lawn and plant flowers – God forbid !]… then it was girls and dates, and oh the glorious sex !

Yes indeed, he had arrived – this was Life ! as he always wanted it to be !! of course there was so little time that he no longer called home every week, actually, not even every month… What could he say to them, they wouldn’t, couldn’t understand his Life – no longer walking barefoot on the river bank, or swimming butt naked in the creek… nope, he now wore Italian shoes and swam in a proper swimming pool… he had nothing left to tie him to his ‘rural’ [shudder !] background…

Now he found the ‘perfect girl’, and soon will be married… and when she asked about his parents he told
everyone that he was an orphan, raised by the State in different foster homes, until he was old enough to find his own way in the world…
Oh, how they admired him then, the orphan who made it rich ! the boy wonder! the man who forged a Life of wealth and success!… and how he gloried in this adulation, preening himself here and there … [he even overheard someone say that ‘men wanted to be him, and women wanted to sleep with him’… imagine that!]…… …….. ……..
And so he grew in wealth and power, buying up properties, industries, and even a bank or two … and if anyone opposed him, well then, they got what they deserved … [he was friends with some very influential people … and even some who could ‘convince’ others not to cross him … if you know what I mean]
His wife grew fat, his sons spoiled brats, and his many mistresses younger and younger… Ah, what a Life!
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Now he nears his final days, surrounded by lawyers and board of directors, jackals wanting to make sure they get their share before the old man dies [his sons too busy playing golf with the mayor, already got theirs]…
Do you think he made the right choice ? was this a Life worth living ? was he truly happy ?
Oh, one more thing, his parents died surrounded by loving friends …all bewildered that the son was not there…

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SPACE CLEARING AND BLESSING
with Mario C. Veo

SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES
Saturdays, November 11, 18, December 2, 9.
11 am – 12:30 pm

Life is complicated… filled with much that is wonderful and glorious, and with some that is stressful, and even downright nasty… all of this takes energy out of you.

The very act of ‘living’ requires effort and action – when the situation is loving and joyful, your efforts are rewarded, and now Life ‘feeds you’, abundantly replenishing the energies you’ve spent.
When the situation is filled with anger, with conflict and unfairness, or is even downright
offensive, then the energies you spend are lost, and all you get back is a corrosive, ugly feeling, which, if it persists, will now spread and contaminate the very space you live in.

Imagine dumping this negative energy, day after day, week after week, spreading it throughout your house, car, office… and even on your clothes [remember having a ‘lucky’ shirt or dress… or the ‘unlucky’ restaurant you always got a bad meal ?!… well, it’s just the quality of energies imprinted on them]

So, as much as you may be a wonderful, positive person, equally you are surrounded by many not as fortunate as you … not just the ones who may simply be having difficulties and hardship – the loss of a loved one, an unfortunate accident, unforeseen illness or financial difficulties… but also some who are bullies, violent criminals, or just of a lower, brutish personality…
Well, all of them are now spreading corrosive and negative energy where ever they go… and, if you should find yourself sharing that space, then you can easily become contaminated.

In most cases your own good energies get a little depleted, you feel tired, maybe get a headache or two, and then you bounce back… once again your happy, joyful self… but what happens when you get a cold, are stressed at work, get caught in unfortunate circumstances… how easily do you now become contaminated by this negative energy … and for how long… ?

We are offering a 4-part workshop where we will explore practical, safe, and effective ways to clear these negative and unwanted energies… and replace them with Love, Light, and
Blessings !

Date / Time – We meet for 4 Saturday mornings, from 11-12.30; on Nov. 11, 18 Dec 2, 9
Location – Path to Spirit 4155 E. Jewell Ave. Suite 1102 Denver 80222
Registration is through the Shining Lotus [303.758.9113]
Cost – $ 25 per session / $ 90 prepaid

A $5 half-hour meditation will follow each class.

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“GOOD KARMA DAY IS THE NEW BLACK FRIDAY” SALE

10 AM – 12 NOONDoor Buster Bargains
Crystals and Stones are 20% off.

12 NOON – 2 PMBlue Plate Specials
All Jewelry (necklace, earrings, rings) are 20% off.

2 PM – 4 PMNot Used, I’m ‘Previously Owned’
All Used Books, Decks, CDs are 20% off.

4 PM – 6 PMRetail Aromatherapy
Essential Oils, Incense, Candles are 20% off.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY PSYCHIC FAIR
AND 25% OFF EVERYTHING SALE

Saturday, November 25, 2017

at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore$1 a minute Psychic, Palmistry or Tarot Card Readings

$1 a minute Chair Massage or Foot Reflexology

25% off your purchases

ALL READING SESSIONS ARE $1 A MINUTE, $10 minimum.

Intuitive Readings. Norma Mitchell will provide very accurate intuitive readings that help clear negativity and invite peace, love, good health and prosperity into your life.
Tarot Readings. SuEllen Shepard will invoke the power and mystery of Tarot Imagery to help you reveal the possibilities as you move forward in your life during this powerful time of healing.
Chair Massage. Edna Garcia will add a relaxing, healing and therapeutic chair massage to your Small Business Saturday experience.
I Ching Readings. Kendara Laurel will help you identify and replace negative, self-defeating beliefs with positive, constructive ones.
Medium/Intuitive. Shane Sale will bring messages from beyond the veil to help you live a more harmonious and balanced life.
Palmistry. Mario C. Veo will give palmistry readings throughout the day, helping you find clarity and insights right in the palm of your hand.
This is an entire day dedicated to our spiritual awakening, healing, self-awareness and working toward enlightenment.

If you feel guided to be with people of like mind on this auspicious day, please come to the Shining Lotus on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017.

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NOVEMBER CLASSES AND EVENTS

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017. HYPNO REGRESSION THERAPY GROUP.
7pm – 9pm.      $25 WORKSHOP.
with Norma Mitchell. This is a monthly group where each person has the opportunity to release any restrictions they wish. Since nothing happens by ‘accident‘, those who are drawn to participate will normally find themselves in some of each others‘ past lives. Please wear comfortable clothing, and if you would like to relax on the floor rather than a chair, bring a pillow and/or small blanket. There will be two sessions each night with a short break between. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017.  FREE YOURSELF FROM STRESS.
10:15 am – 11:15 am.      $10 WORKSHOP.
with Mario C. Veo. Stress is so common that we seldom understand the threat that it truly is… it robs us of energy, of health, wealth, and passion. In fact, Stress is one of the leading causes of Disease and is hidden in every aspect of our Life, even in our most pleasurable activities [think performance anxiety!]… But it does NOT have to rule you…
Join us as we explore practical, hands-on techniques guaranteed to smash your Stress! Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017.  ASTROLOGICAL ACTIVATIONS IN THE BIRTH CHART.
7pm – 9pm.      $25 WORKSHOP.
with Roy Neal. Roy facilitates awareness of how the transiting planets encourage each participant’s soul growth and the actualization of their creative potential. New students need to call Roy at 303–757–3638 or 720–962–4633 and give him their birth information so that he can create a transparency of their chart for full participation in the class.

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017.  LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS FOR THE SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER.
10:15 am – 11:15 am.      FREE PRESENTATION.
with Mario C. Veo. There are Soul Mates for everyone, whether they are Spiritual Practitioners or not… but for those of us on the Path we face other challenges…
For us it is not enough to find ‘The One’ – now we must sustain this incredible relationship, and help it to grow even more… and it is in this greater growth that it becomes truly a Divine Union, heart to heart and soul to soul… designed to lead us to ecstasy, and beyond.
So, if you are ready to embark on this wonderful journey, then join us, Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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Please call 303-758-9113 if you have any questions about our schedule. Most of our events require a registration call to ensure your seat.

Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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