Thursday, December 30, 2010

On the Cusp...

of a whole New Year!  EXCITING!

2010 brought us a host of challenging, astrological energy.  We experienced all kinds of retrogrades and clashing planets.  2011 is going to have a much, more forward-moving kind of energy.  We have far, fewer retrograde action and we'll see Jupiter and Uranus moving into Aries, giving us a lot of energy to pioneer new things, take risks, find our freedom and more.  I really can't wait to see what happens.

I've been doing tons of Astrocartography* readings and one thing that's really striking is how many people are gravitating towards their personal Pluto zones.   In the last week, I've done three readings for people who are considering moving to a Pluto zone. 

*Astrocartography is the art of location Astrology and it's based on an individuals birth chart.  We have different zones in the world that are influenced by certain planets...a Sun zone can bring expansion and prosperity, a Moon zone can help us with our intuitive abilities and with healing old wounds, Mercury can help us with writing and communication, etc, etc.  Learn more and get a reading HERE

This has gotten me thinking in a fresh way.  One would think that people would gravitate to zones where ease and good luck await (Venus and Jupiter) but what I'm finding is that many of us are seeking challenge.  We WANT to grow and become more of who we are.  We're looking for experiences that helps push us to find deeper levels of strength, wisdom and power (Pluto).  It's fascinating and it makes sense.  The times we live in seem to be about discovering the core and a level of truth, fulfillment and passion that might not have interested most of us a few years ago. 

Our collective value system is changing and has been for while.  It really is incredible for me to see this shift in the readings I'm doing of late...to see people looking for more intensity and awakening.  I LOVE IT!

So here we are, poised on the cusp of 2011 and it's time to take a breath and recognize where we are and who we are.  It's time to validate all that's transpired over the last year, be it positive or negative.  Can we look back with love?  Let's take charge of the story we tell ourselves about our lives and make that story one of magic and celebration of an imperfect world (perfect in it's imperfection but that a whole other blog...). 

As we close in on the end of the year, we're going to experience some volatile energy.  Please travel with care.  There's an ungrounded quality to the weekend ahead which is great for celebrating but can be dangerous in its carelessness.  If you're like me, you might find yourself eschewing big crows in favor of more time to rest, relax and contemplate.  If you're not like me have fun out and about.  This is a great weekend to meet new people and get a fresh perspective on life.

I'm so grateful to have this place to share some of the information that comes through me.  I can't really take credit for most of it...I'm just the typist.  I guess that's one of the gifts of living in my Neptune zone.  Neptune makes me a bit chaotic and disorganized but it's great in terms of channeling information, information that I know is relevant for you.

I've gotten so many amazingly, loving letters from so many of you this year.  THANK YOU!  I've also had the pleasure of doing readings for some loyal Leonine Times fans who finally took the leap and called or contacted me for a reading via chat and/or email at 12listen.com.  THANK YOU!  You are a continual source of inspiration for me.  Learning about your lives and challenges and TRIUMPHS is what keeps me writing here.  If I left it all up to Neptune, I'd drift away on some cloud to la la land but it's you and the realness of you that keeps me going here.

I can't wait to see what the New Year brings!

So much love to you friends.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

xoxo
-Julia

ps.  Stonestreet Cafe airs tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST at 12radio.com.  It's a replay of the PASSION show.  Starting January 6th, I'll be back with fresh shows and new guests.  Tune in tonight if you haven't heard this particular show yet!  I'll be hanging out during the show in the chat room at 12radio.  Drop by and say hello!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fortune Forecast 12/27 - 1/2

CHOOSE A PATH AND GO

There's no use in standing around and debating the merits of a particular choice.  Just go.  Action is favored this week along with a willingness to try.  In the end, we always end up where we're supposed to, now it's just a matter of what scenery we want to see along the way.  Check in with the heart and find out what's truly wanted and desired.  From this knowledge, even if it's abstract, we can take steps to making it real.  The head on the other hand, wants to complicate things.  Just say no and GO!

Monday 12/27
DELAYS ARE IMPORTANT 
Whether we know it or not, the delays and frustrations that pop up today are important.  They are helping to navigate us into more fruitful spaces.  We need radical trust right now and a bit of detachment from the controlling ego.  Easier said then done but worthy of effort.

Tuesday 12/28
EASE UP ON PERFECTION 
We need room to experiment and possibly fail today. In reality, nothing is really a failure.  It's all about experience.  We can discover so much about ourselves and our heart's desire when we let go of of the need to control how it unfolds.  That is the lesson of the day.  Let go.

Wednesday 12/29
BIG CHANGES PUSH OUR GROWTH 
We're being pushed out of our comfort zone whether we're ready or not.  Though we might not know it yet, we're about to stumble into something amazing.  Faith can help us face the unknown and the fears that get stirred up around it all.  Get ready for more.  It's on the way.

Thursday 12/30
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EXPAND AND ENJOY
It's a great day to play as we teeter on the cusp of the New Year.  Why not cut loose and find time for adventure?  It will be almost impossible to focus on anything but fun.  Don't fight the psychic weather.  It's time to come back to the moment and validate all that's well and good. 

Friday 12/31
THE HEART LEADS WITH GRACE 
Make space for feelings and intuition today.  The heart has much to share but can't get the message out if there's no space.  We might find ourselves rushing around like mad.  This is not necessary.  Slow down, even if it feels counter intuitive to do so.  Gifts await us in the quiet spaces.

Saturday 1/1
HAPPY 2011!!
SAVOR SWEET VICTORY 
It's a great day to reflect on all that's transpired.  Perhaps it wasn't all perfect and nice but great strides have been made and need validation.  Now is the time to start pondering the next step be it great or small.  Find people to connect and celebrate with.  Being together feels right.

Sunday 1/2
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OLD WOUNDS NEED HEALING
We can't avoid the old wounds that are emerging and in need of healing today.  Everywhere we turn, we are reminded that there is active pain happening.  We can't shut it out and we don't need to give over to ti completely.  All we need to do is get a good look at it.  Honor it and let it go.

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DROP THE DEBATE AND GO

There are no answers to the questions we're asking this week, at least not from our current vantage point.  We need to wander into something new in order to find the information we're seeking.  Don't hesitate, just go.   Be willing to leave the familiar in favor of the new and untested.  Joy awaits us.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Good Fortune Scopes 12/26 - 1/1

ARIES
The pace is picking up, Aries.  Are you ready?  A wish is about to come true and it will surprise and delight you in ways you never thought possible.  The simplicity of it all is amazing and magical.  Finish us a couple projects to make space from something new.  It's coming.

TAURUS
You're climbing out of a fog of sorts and gaining some much needed clarity.  It feels good to be able to see the terrain.  Be conservative with resources now even though you might feel like throwing caution to the wind.  You are attractive and popular this week.  Relish the attention!

GEMINI
You're on fire this week Gemini and will find it easy to bend the world to your will.  Be careful what you ask for because you're going to get it!  There's pressure on your to give up a dream.  Don't do it!  It's about to come into shape and you won't want to miss it.

CANCER
An amazing opportunity to expand your abundance is in the works.  It will take time and dedication to see it through but you can do it!  Life is magical this week Cancer.  You're finally able to relax into all the changes that have taken place recently.  Enjoy all of your creations.

LEO
Make peace with recent tensions.  There's no need to take it all to heart, Leo.  You can let it slide off knowing that you tried your best to facilitate peace.  You are restless and in need of adventure.  Seek your fortune and don't wait for others to join in.  They'll follow once you get going.

VIRGO
It's hard to feel the available support this week Virgo.  Your burdens are heavy but there is help.  Just open and ask.  This is a powerful time for you and you have a sense of it but no idea why.   Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be in a much more magical space.

LIBRA
You need a lot of space to roam and wander this week, Libra.  If you don't get it, you might just make a ruckus.  It's difficult to focus on your responsibilities but do what you can to finish up a project or two.  Invitations to play are coming your way.  Indulge!

SCORPIO
You are tapping into a wealth of new information and it feels great.  There is so much happening in your world Scorpio.  You are in the midst of a big shift.  It's time to take charge of a space that has languished from lack of attention.  Once you put some energy there, things are going to move.

SAGITTARIUS
New ideas are helping you see new paths, Sagittarius.  It's exciting to have your world opening up, right before your eyes.  There's pressure on you to continue with outdated behaviors.  Shake it off!  Your intuition can help you navigate now.  Trust it.

CAPRICORN
You get to decide your fate this week, Capricorn.  What do you want?  You're breaking free from old stuff and seeing yourself in a new fashion.  This is great news!  It's time to add more pleasure to your daily routine.  You need it and it's long overdue.  

AQUARIUS
Big ideas have you excited and ready to talk.  Bot everyone is interested in what you're doing, Aquarius.  Be discriminating when sharing or you might just get your dream crushed by the cynics.  Big lessons are asking you to dig deeper and be more than before.  You can do it.

PISCES
It's time to cultivate more balance, Pisces.  You might not feel like putting effort into this, preferring to just drift along in hopes that it will all get better.  Do a little to create more balance and your mood will improve one hundred times over.  Get ready for a powerful revelation or two.


MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

Well, friends...

Here we are at the end of another year.  Wow.  It was a wild one.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your participation here.  I love hearing from you and feeling the connection with you!

This weekend offers us a lot of earthy stability with a Virgo Moon and some lovely Sun and Moon aspects to our dear friend Pluto.  This might not be everyone's idea of a good time but it does bring out the traditional element and some of us love this stuff!

I spent some time today with my daughter watching Heidi on Netflix.  This was one of my favorite stories when I was growing up.  I read it more than a few times.  I got so weepy over the grumpy, old grandpa as his heart opened to little Heidi.  Let's call him Pluto in Capricorn in this equation.  His dark, secretive pain has completely blotted out any enjoyment of life.  Then there's sweet Heidi who seems to heal everyone who crosses her path (Moon in Virgo) with her simple appreciation of nature and life's easy pleasures.  Oh and let's not forget spoiled, wounded Clara who seems determined to seduce Heidi away from the mountains with her luxuries and city living (Sun in Capricorn).  Clara seems to represent our perception that having more will bring satisfaction (Capricorn).  In the end, they all get what they want and need and everyone is happy and most importantly, Heidi gets to stay in the mountains with grandpa.

Maybe I just made that whole thing up.  The metaphor strikes me as the Sun, Moon and Pluto all come together today, tomorrow and Sunday.  This season is bringing out our need for tradition of some kind.  And it's bringing some of the grumpy together with some healing.  We'll be looking for luxury but might just discover it's not really the answer.  Simple joys, good food and time connecting with loved ones might bring on the biggest of healings for everyone.  That's my prediction for this weekend and I hope you find yourself in a happy home with love all around.

I can't wait to see what's coming in 2011.  I have a feeling it's going to be exciting and forward-moving after a year of challenging retrogrades and somewhat backward motion.

Let's find out together!

Many blessings to you my friends! Thanks again for making 2010 a year of expansion here at Leonine Times and now at 12radio with the Stonestreet Cafe.

YOU ARE LOVED!
-Julia

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fortune Forecast 12/20 - 12/26

GO AFTER IT

Something amazing is coming down the path.  Grab it as it runs by!  We're not going to have a lot of time to think and ponder.  This opportunity won't wait so don't waste time analyzing the potential.  For those of us who are slow on the take, there's no need to feel bad if it runs on by.  Know that other great opportunities will come.  Perhaps the timing isn't perfect for everyone reading this or perhaps we just don't have the energy to take on something new right now.  The important thing is the notion that instinct can guide us better than the mind this week.  If we see something we want, we need to take action and leave the mental chatter behind.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS DEAR FRIENDS!  I hope you get everything you want and more in your stocking this year!!

Monday 12/20
SEEK BALANCE 
Finding balance is important today.  There will be plenty that threatens to throw us off kilter but in each, passing moment we can take a deep breath and come back to center.  Even if we retreat, we'll find that tensions are high in the inner world.  Laughter can help, and so can a hot bath.

Tuesday 12/21
HAPPY SOLSTICE/LUNAR ECLIPSE IN GEMINI!! 
A WHOLE NEW WORLD UNFOLDS 
Something big is happening today and we might have a vague sense of it.  Big shifts can stir up fear and nervousness as well as excitement and anticipation.  We're going to feel all of it today as we stand on the cusp of a entering a bigger arena.  One filled with more opportunity and more abundance.

Wednesday 12/22
HEAD & HEART NEED EQUAL WEIGHT 
We can travel far today with the power of the mind and the heart working together.  Unfortunately, they're in a bit of a spat about the best way to make things happen.  It's up to us to get these two back in communication and on the same page.  Once we do, the sky's the limit!

Thursday 12/23
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HEAVY THOUGHTS TAKE OVER
It's hard to shake off the cynicism today.  It's everywhere and it's potent.  We can try and fight it or we can just make space for it and see it as a part of the process.  Cultivate some amusement as the worst case scenarios fly by.  It's only as real as we make it.

Friday 12/24
OPEN TO SOMETHING NEW 
We're in desperate need of something new and may have no idea what it is.  Trying to stick to the same old routine is about to get painful.  Why not allow for exploration today?  There's nothing to lose and so much to gain.  Get out and mix it up.  There will be no regrets, even if time is wasted.

Saturday 12/25
PATIENCE PAYS OFF 
We need to buckle down and pay attention today.  This won't be a problem if we made time to drift and wander yesterday.  Projects that seemed to have stalled out are getting revived and we're ready to focus.  Get ready for big gains from unseen sources.  They are on the way.

Sunday 12/26
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TRIANGLES CAUSE PROBLEMS
We're caught in the middle of a fracas today, whether we want to be or not.  Divided loyalites are wreaking hovoc and it seems that there's no winning.  Perhaps it's time to step back and get space from a problem that really doesn't involve us.  It feels wrong to do so but the results are right for everyone involved.

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FEEL THE INSTINCT AND FOLLOW THROUGH

When we feel in our bones that it's time for action, let's MOVE.  Don't let the mind interfere with empty and unproductive chatter.   Tune into the body and let it be the guide.  Make that body a spectacular place to hang out.  Indulge and restore with simple pleasures and watch power expand.  Bring it down to the basics and prosperity will follow.
CHEERS!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Good Fortune Scopes 12/19 - 12/25

ARIES
Stress is causing you to see things in a negative light.  Do what you can to snap out of this perception, Aries before you get yourself into trouble.  There are certainly some unpleasant delays this week but if you see them as opportunity, you'll be better than fine when all is said and done.  Your heart is opening.  This will make you feel a nit awkward.  Let love flow!

TAURUS
It's time to tie up loose ends in preparation for a fresh start.  You might not feel like going back and looking at stuff you're ready to be done with but doing it now will save you a lot of time and trouble later on.  It's time to make a decision Taurus.  you keep waiting for some kind of insight to help you decide.  Just go and don't look back.  Action of any kind is favored now.

GEMINI
It's a confusing time period and you might have trouble figuring out which direction to travel.  Put off major decisions if you can, Gemini.  You need more time to see the underlying truth.  Mixed signals from someone you count on is driving you nuts!  Your intuition can show you what's really going on here.  Your workload is heavy now.  Be sure and make time for rest and refreshment.

CANCER
Passions are running high this week, Cancer.  You might have a tough time staying grounded while the excitement unfolds.  You're definitely in need of fun and adventure.  At the same time, others are counting on your for leadership.  You'll have to find a way to balance your personal needs with the needs of everyone counting on you.  This is not the worst problem to have.

LEO
It's time to try something new and radical, Leo.  You've probably wanted to try this for a while but didn't have the time, space and/or resources.  While wait no longer!  Just jump in and see what happens.  You're in for a happy surprise.  Big opportunities to learn more about yourself await you at every turn.  Enjoy seeing more of your magic.  Get ready to flow.

VIRGO
You're being way to hard on yourself over something you have little to no control over.   It might make you feel better to ruminate on the many ways things could have turned out differently but I doubt it.  It's important that you find healthy outlets for the unhappy energy happening in your space, Virgo.  This too shall pass and when it does, you'll find a treasure amongst the ruins.

LIBRA
It's time to take a risk you've been putting off.  There won't be a better time, Libra so just jump into it!  You have the wisdom and experience to land on your feet, no mater what comes.  People are attracted to you this week and you might have mixed feelings about the attention.  Healthy boundaries are essential.  You can and will find your balance in the midst of some holiday crazy.

SCORPIO
A wish will come true this week Scorpio though it might not look exactly like what you had in mind.  Be open to the gifts the Universe wants to share with you!  A cycle is ending and it feels good.  You are getting set free to explore something new and exciting.  You are powerful now and can manifest a myriad of opportunity.  What do you want?  You better start thinking on it.

SAGITTARIUS
It's a little lonely in your world this week, Sagittarius.  The emotional support you normally count on just isn't available right now.  You have the resources you need to face your challenges.  They're inside you.  It's time to clarify a relationship agreement or two.  You've changed and so have your needs.  Do some updating now.  Things you once tolerated are about to become unbearable.  Head's up.

CAPRICORN
Big changes are challenging your ability to stay cool and collected this week, Capricorn.  Trust that as things settle back down, you'll see opportunity in spaces where once there were none.  Your fears are potent and need the wisdom and comfort that comes from a loving confidant and friend.  Reach out and don't be afraid to be vulnerable.  Get ready for adventure.  It's coming for you.

AQUARIUS
It's time to get back int he driver's seat, Aquarius.  You need to take charge of a situation that has languished without leadership for too long.  Your mind is racing and you're already looking forward to the next, big thing.  It will be here soon but in the mean time, do what you can to tie up loose ends so that you can bring your full attention to the next cycle.  It's going to be a big one!

PISCES
You have a wealth of information available to you this week, Pisces.  All you have to do is look in the right place.  Love is powerful and all you want to do is relax into it.  Make time to address pressing responsibilities while still engaging in tons of loving.  Be open to incredible opportunities.  They lurk in every corner and you'll find them if you approach your life with complete and total openness.


MAY BLESSINGS SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coming up tomorrow night (Thursday 6pm PST/9pm EST) in the Stonestreet Cafe, special guest 12Listen.com Advisor and the Host of Voices From the Other Side, Wednesdays at 6pm PST/9pm EST at 12radio.com, Melissa Frei.  I'm excited about this show as Melissa has some special focus as a reader and I want to learn more.  She's also launching a program called Absolution Anonymous via 12academy.com and I'm excited to learn more.

The Cafe is now LIVE which means you can call in to talk to Melissa and me.  I'm not sure we're taking calls tomorrow night but we might be.  Tune in tomorrow and find out!  Come to 12radio.com and you'll see how to call in.

xoxo
see you in the Cafe!
-Julia

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fortune Forecast 12/13 - 12/19

EXPECT ACCELERATION

The pace is picking up and things are about to move into high gear.  Some of us will enjoy this and some of us won't but one thing is for sure; it will be hard to stay grounded and focused this week.  Areas that have been in need of energy are about to get a shot int he arm.  Though we'll be happy to see things moving in a forward direction, it will be hard to have any sense of control over how things are unfolding.  Get ready for a wild ride!

Monday 12/13
DEPRIVATION IS IN THE AIR 
No matter how we look at it, we're going to feel what's lacking today.  Because this is a group experience, it's very difficult to separate out from it. The media is full of bleak news and all around, people are tired and discouraged.  A little bit of nurturing will help us weather this little storm.

Tuesday 12/14
FEEL THE WEALTH 
Unlike yesterday, It's easy to see what's working today and we're in much better spirits.  Little gifts create a big impact and everyone is more in touch with the power of gratitude now.  Relax and enjoy what is without worrying about how to get more.  It's on the way.

Wednesday 12/15
RESTLESSNESS PROLIFERATES 
It's very difficult to maintain any kind of focus today.  Our attention is wandering and drifting and if we try and fight it, we'll end up an a heap of frustration.  The power of awareness can help.  When we know the energy of the day, we're more likely to work with it.  Make space to float a bit.

Thursday 12/16
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RELAX INTO PLEASURE
We need to take a conscious break from some of the projects and problems that have dominated our thoughts of late.  Trying to stick to the grindstone isn't helpful.  We need a break and we need it now.  A little bit of joy and play is all we need to feel up and energized once again.

Friday 12/17
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A BIG IDEA BRINGS ENERGY
Something exciting is coming into shape.  We might not know exactly how we're going to put this into play but the idea of it is getting us up and inspired.  We can use the enthusiasm we feel here to create healing across the board.  Make space for the dream to expand and grow.

Saturday 12/18
LOVE AND BE LOVED 
Open the heart and let the healing flow.  We've been guarding ourselves in some vain attempt at protection.  It's not working and in fact the opposite is called for.  It's time to take the walls down and move into willingness.  Don't hesitate to show what's really going on.  There's simply nothing to lose.

Sunday 12/19
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FAIRNESS REIGNS SUPREME
A situation that has ruffled our feathers for far too long is starting to settle down now.  We're finally seeing justice and it feels so good.  Now we can move on and stop worrying about it.  Redirect passionate energy into fresh projects and let the dust settled here.  The outcome is sweet indeed.

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TAKE SHORT BREAKS TO CALM AND COOL

'nuff said.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Good Fortune Scopes 12/12 - 12/18

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ARIES

What do you lead with, head or heart?  It’s the biggest issue of the week for you Aries and until you find the balance, it will be very difficult to move forward.  At the root of your head/heart split is a decision you made a long time ago that is now coming back to haunt you. With this as your filter, it’s very difficult to find neutrality to your current struggles. 


TAURUS

You’ve got everything you need to make a go of it this week Taurus.  Unfortunately, you’re not in the mood to get out there and make things happen.  This will cause self-criticism and a terrible sense of missing out on opportunity.  Try not to succumb to the negativity.  Trust that the magic you’re looking for will still be there when you have the energy to pursue it.  


GEMINI

Things are starting to move faster and faster and you may be thrilled as well as nervous about what’s popping up.  Be willing to roll with the punches this week Gemini because there are some strange developments in the works.  A dream, so perfect and lovely would not satisfy you if it came to pass.  Don’t let go of the dream just be careful about the expectations you place around it.  
 

CANCER

Delays are frustrating and hard to understand.  It seems that the universe is conspiring against you this week, Cancer.  As long as you continue to have this perception, things are going to be tough.  Look at challenges from a different angle.  Is it possible that some of the trouble is actually a gift in disguise?  Enjoy what’s happening.  If you need to distract yourself, do so.  
 

LEO

It’s a fruitful and abundant week Leo.  You are finally able to see and feel the harvest and the result of a lot of hard work.  It’s time to celebrate and share some of the bounty with the friends and loved ones who’ve helped you get where you are.  This is an excellent time to review your investments.  Make adjustments and trust your instincts.  


VIRGO

You are pushing too hard for a desired outcome, Virgo.  Take a break for a minute and recognize that you don’t have as much control as you would like, or maybe a better way of saying it is, you have control but it works differently than you think.  Part of your struggle this week is the feeling that it’s all up to you.  There seems to be a lack of support and guidance.  Do what you can to lighten up.  
 

LIBRA

Mixed messages are making it hard to relax and enjoy the festivities.  Someone close to you is in a bad space and wants to drag you into it.  It’s important that you know this is not about you.  There’s nothing you can do to make it better.  Give yourself permission to step away, Libra.  In doing so, the healing you’re hoping for will have a chance to manifest.
 

SCORPIO

It’s a little uncomfortable this week, Scorpio.  The good news is that it’s not your fault or something you have the ability to control.  Can you give yourself permission to put your energy and attention elsewhere while things work themselves out?  This is your best course of action.  As you pull out of projects that feel stagnant, a new passion starts to percolate.  


SAGITTARIUS

Everyone is counting on you to take the lead this week, Sagittarius.  It feels a little daunting to have so many peoples’ expectations riding on you.  Do what you can to make it fun.  If your energy shifts, everyone else will go along too.  You’ve been distracting yourself from a deep desire. It wouldn’t hurt to make room to explore it in more depth.  


CAPRICORN

Life is a little intense this week Capricorn.  You’re not feeling good.  It’s important that you recognize how much of these difficult, emotional energies belong to other people.  You’ve taken it upon yourself to create the perfect holiday and it’s just too much.  Get yourself off the hook.  A new goal is taking shape in the back of your mind.  It’s a radical departure but it feels so right.  
 

AQUARIUS

You seem to have an urgent need to go back in time and review some choices.  The energy driving this need is not very friendly or loving.  It’s time to get peaceful with where you are in present time, Aquarius.  Being angry because things are the way they are isn’t helpful.  Stop being so hard on yourself and find something wonderful to meditate on.  


PISCES

You are about to be recognized for hard work.  It feels good but a part of you is having a hard time letting the praise in.  Your humility is keeping you from being able to enjoy and bask in the validation you need for your next big adventure.  Think of this praise as the fuel you need to take risks and continue to challenge yourself, Pisces.
 


MAY BLESSINGS SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Astrocartography and Holiday Fever

Something strange has been happening to me over the last year or so.  After an astrological sabbatical of sorts, I've been doing more and more Astrology readings at 12listen.com and in my practice in Denver.  I've rediscovered the passion that once blocked everything else out.  I've also added Astrocartography to my services and will be exploring this art and what's all about this Thursday at 6pm PST/9pm EST in the Stonestreet Cafe at 12radio.com.  Please join me!

The radio show is now live, which creates a whole different vibration of energy.  I tend to get a little nuts when the show is live.  Chalk it up to adrenaline.  Seriously, if you want to be entertained, stop by the Stonestreet Cafe.  This week, I'm welcoming the Program Director of 12radio (as well as fellow Capricorn), Oliver Guttorm Svendsen.  I'm going to take a look at his birth chart and birth map to pick some great places for him to live.

That's the gift of Astrocartography, otherwise knows as location astrology.  Based on our birth charts, certain planets energize certain areas of the world.  You might be living in a Venus zone, or a Saturn zone.  Perhaps you're living in a zone where the energies aren't really present or in full force.  I've found these readings can bring a lot of awareness in terms of helping us see the bigger energies that are influencing us in any given region.

You can get a reading with me on your Astrocartography map at 12listen!  I now have a one location reading in case you just want info about where you currently live, a place from the past or a favored destination.  You can get a reading by email or via the phone and chat, so stop by soon.  These readings make great gifts as well and gift certificates are available.  Come check it all out on my page at 12listen.

I've been frequenting the Happy Hour at 12listen every Sunday from 1-4pm PST.  Enjoy the discounted rates and get over to the Cafe!  It's getting hot in there!

On another note, I continue to watch myself slipping in and out of stressful energies that seem to be related to the upcoming Holidays.  At least that's what I'm ascribing it to.  The perfect pictures are crazy and I'm doing what I can to carve out some pure, family fun.  We found a tree today and stocked up on yummy eats.  We'll decorate it tomorrow and there and perhaps I'll start baking?  JUST KIDDING!  The tree might be just enough to bring satisfaction...

xoxo
(I hope your holiday plans are unfolding with ease, grade and LOVE)

-Julia

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fortune Forecast 12/6 - 12/12

WANDER INTO SOMETHING NEW

It's a great time for an adventure.  Of course it might not seem like it as responsibilities continue to press down.  Sometimes we need to just cut and run even though a part of us is reluctant.  If we don't find some way to deal with our wanderlust, it will manifest as impatience, irritability and lots of preventable mistakes.  Even a short trip can work wonders and get us settled back down and focused.  If we can't hit the road, surely we can escape with an exotic story via movies and books.  Make a break from dull routines!

Monday 12/6
HEAVY ENERGIES LIFT AND MOVE 
A heavy cloud is lifting, leaving us with fresh perspective and renewed energy.  We might not even have known how bogged down we were but now that the energy is shifting, it's easy to see and to be more forgiving for having not felt our best recently.  Get ready to soar!

Tuesday 12/7
COME TOGETHER 
We need to work in teams today if we want to get anything of substance accomplished.  Old rifts can be repaired now, especially when we surrender our pride and open to deeper connection.  Being vulnerable is an important part of the healing.  Don't shy away from showing up.

Wednesday 12/8
EXPLORE YOUR ALCHEMY 
Magical energies are available today.  They're not coming from an outside source but rather from our own internal alchemy.  Our magic depends on how much love we have for ourselves.  Create more love now and start to tap into the wealth of resources hidden in the interior.

Thursday 12/9
tune in to the Stonestreet Cafe at 6pm PST/9pm EST at 12radio.com!
THE WORLD AWAITS
We have so much to be grateful for and yet there's a seed of restlessness in us pushing us to forge new paths and break out of old patterns.  There's no way to mitigate these feelings except by going with the urge to see and experience new things.  Go now.  The world awaits.

Friday 12/10
jump into the HEALING OASIS at 12academy.com at 9am PST/noon EST
FIRE UP 
We need to pull out of some inertia today.  It would be easy to just languish in the laziness but it won't feel satisfying.  Some days are made for dreaming and some days are made for action.  Take risks great and small.  Do it just for the sake of doing and and get a happy surprise in return for the willingness.

Saturday 12/11
PRESSURE BUILDS
We're getting it from all angels today ans there's not much we can do to make it stop.  There's no use in wondering what we can do to change things.  This is one of those days when acceptance is the most important space to contemplate.  As soon as we accept, it all softens up.

Sunday 12/12
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Stonestreet Cafe replays at 10am PST/1pm EST at 12radio.com
INTUITION REVEALS NEW ANSWERS
We are powerful today and can see far and wide. Unfortunately, we might find ourselves questioning the information that's coming through.  Get behind it, whatever it is and especially if it runs counter to a carefully crafted idea or plan.  Let some innovation in.

need help with the energy this week?

GO, GO, GO...

Stay in motion.  Keep moving and reaching and stretching.  Risk will brings rewards now and playing it safe will feel stifling.  Sow some wild oats.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Good Fotune Scopes 12/5 - 12/11

ARIES
This is a tough week.  You can make the best of it Aries but it won't be easy.  There is so much that needs your attention that it's very difficult for you to know where to focus.  In addition, there are unforeseen delays and problems that need to be addressed.  You aren't clear on which direction to go yet.  Patience is in order.

TAURUS
Caution is in order.  You have much to protect but might not realize it, Taurus.  You've worked hard and built up a ton of resources.  A jealous friend or colleague wants what you have and is trying to get it.  Stay grounded and you'll know what to do when you need to.  Step us and teach what you know.  The world is ready.

GEMINI
A burst of inspiration has you ready to step it up, Gemini.  You have so much energy happening in and around you.  Finding productive ways to channel it is essential.  You might find yourself rushing to get things done.  Slow down and do things right.  A wave of abundance energy is coming.  Make the most of it!

CANCER
Stressful thoughts are taking you over, Cancer and it's just not necessary.  You have plenty of abundance and resources are on hand.  Look at what's working and take your mind off the troubles.  Mixed messages and broken agreements are par for the course this week.  Hold steady and everything will right itself.

LEO
Potent energies are inviting you to surrender into faith.  You're protected and surrounded by healing energies this week Leo.  Reach out and let divinity in.  Your fears and insecurities are magnified now and it's hard to see the terrain ahead.  Perhaps it's time to hold still?  Let old pain come up and out in order to discover a new kind of freedom.

VIRGO
You will be rewarded this week for all the selfless service you've offered the world over the last few months.  It couldn't come at a better time because your spirits are sagging and you need a boost, Virgo.  It's a great time to plan a celebration.  Make time to play!  An oppressive situation is on the cusp of shifting into something wonderful.

LIBRA
Get ready for some intensity, Libra!   It's yin and yang this week.  You will love some of what happens and struggle to make sense of some of it but all of it will blow your mind.  Something you've wanted for a long time is on the way.  You are ready to launch a new project and travel into new realms.  Pack light.  Take only what you need.

SCORPIO
Your thoughts are powerful this week, so if you find yourself dwelling on negativity, stop.  You can make miracles, Scorpio but you need to believe in yourself in a way that you never have before.  See the adversity in your life as a measure of your power.  Nothing will stop you once you get a glimpse of who you really are.

SAGITTARIUS
It's time to take on a leadership role.  You might not feel ready but it's time, Sagittarius.  Be open to new opportunities.  They are popping up all over the place and now it's just a matter of deciding what you want.  You can create more peace in your inner world.  The apology you long for from someone else is really an apology to yourself.

CAPRICORN
It's time to go deeper into your own internal world and do some reflecting.  You've been fretting about things that haven't even happened yet.  What's up with that Capricorn?  Could it be that there are things happening in your life right now that are confounding and impossible to control?  If that's all it is, you can come back now.

AQUARIUS
Step up and take charge of a situation that's been driving you crazy.  You keep waiting for it to resolve itself.  It's up to you Aquarius to make the changes you want and need.   Love is all around.  Will you let it in?  You don't have to set things up as your versus the world even though it might feel like it this week.

PISCES
It's your turn to break loose and play, Pisces.  You have the space and time to celebrate, so do it.  A wish is coming your way and you're going to love all that it brings your way.  be ready to receive it.  Make peace with yourself over a recent, painful situation.  You did the best your could with the available info.  Move on now.



MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mars Alert!

Hello friends!

What a week.  Mars is making a ruckus and thanks to a facebook friend named, Anne, I was reminded of this just when I needed it the most.  I realized that I haven't ever blogged about my dear friend Mars and it's been long over due.  Apologies dear God of war.  I didn't mean to neglect you...

Mars is primal energy.  It's fire, it's masculine, it's the WARRIOR.  Mars is currently in Sagittarius, which is a fire sign and a sign that's motivated by freedom.  Sagittarius has an almost pathological need to feel unfettered.  Add Mars to that equation and we're going to see limitations and restrictions at every turn.  This lack of freedom is in part a perception and in part a reality.  For some of us it may be difficult to repress the urge to go into a fit of (hopefully cleansing) rage.

Mars squared Jupiter on Monday, the same day that Venus moved back in to Scorpio and boy was it strange.  I'm going to spare you the gory details of what unfolded in my world but suffice it to say I got madder than a wet hen as background issues came to the fore for healing.  About four to five, seemingly, unrelated things that have been really bothering me flared up.  I spent the morning making furious phone calls and sending emails.  I was in full on confrontation mode.  I kept it charming but I'm sure there was a huge undertone of MARS.

The strange thing is, that by the end of the day, everything came full circle and there was resolution on almost every issue that had flared up.  It was weird!  Things that have been bothering me for months, things that I felt powerless to change suddenly shifted and fell back in line. 

This made me realize a couple different things:
1.  There's an acceleration with Mars in Sagittarius.  Problems go from 0 to a 100 in a split second.
2.  The urge to be reactive is overwhelming.
3.  We'll see plenty that appears to block our freedom and opportunity, real or imagined.
4.  Resolution come just as quickly and EASILY.
5.  Sagittarius is known for good luck as well as blurting things out in a rather blunt way.  Make the best of both.

There's more Mars ahead so watch out.  Coming this Friday, we have a Mars/Uranus square.  This is accident-prone energy, so please slow down and be mindful.  Mars/Uranus aspects tend to bring about unpredictable events and these aspects are known to be volatile.  In old school astrology, they say to be careful with sharp objects when these two planets get together.  PUT DOWN THE KNIVES AND SWORDS!

Friday might be a good day to pull back and retreat. Don't expect to experience much peace though, even if you choose to hide in an isolation tank.  This combo amps up our anxieties, so even on a retreat we may find ourselves ruminating about things and experiencing deep restlessness.

Luckily I'm hosting the Healing Oasis this Friday at 12academy.com at 9am PST/noon EST.  The Oasis is a 20 minute focused healing session and I promise, you will leave refreshed.  Jump into the Oasis and let your stressful energy float away!
Also, this week in the Stonestreet Cafe (12/2 at 6pm PST/9pm EST, I'm welcoming special guests Kristina Walsh, the host of Surfing the Psychic Waves, and Eileen Smith, the host of Traveling Time and Space, both from 12radio.com and 12listen.com.  I'm tempted to call the show IRREVERENT but we'll see.  These ladies are both thought provoking, funny and very, very interesting.  I hope you'll tune in Thursday at 6pm PST/10pm EST at 12radio.com!  Join me for the surprise as it unfolds and trust that Mars in Sagittarius will probably bring out some CRAZY!

xoxo
-Julia

ps.  keep a cool head (if you can!)

pps.  COME GET READING WITH ME AT 12LISTEN!  I'm on hot streak!!  I'll be available Thursday and Friday from 7:30-1pm PST as well as 1-4pm on Sunday for the happy hour/reduced rates!!  LET'S CONNECT!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fortune Forecast 11/29 - 12/4

RELAX INTO HEALING

magical forces are all around this week.  This doesn't mean things will be perfect.  Let's get rid of that idea right now!  Healing means that uncomfortable dynamics come to consciousness, so the healing we're being offered might not feel like a healing at first.  Go with it.  We're getting a chance to look at the space of surrender now.  Surrender is not weakness, it is not resignation.  Surrender means recognizing that the control we try to exert is more trouble than it's worth.  Relax into the river of life.  Go with it to new realms.  There is nothing to regret here.

Monday 11/29
MOVEMENT COMES IN A WHISPER
Change is underway but it's difficult to see or feel.  In fact, we may be convinced that nothing's moving right now but there are deep, slow changes underway.  Let's take time to recognize these forces and validate the shift.  Powerful opportunities are coming soon.  get ready and enjoy the slower pace today.

Tuesday 11/30
BEING LEFT OUT STINGS

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I'm the special guest this week, we're talking location astrology!!
We're feeling rejected and abandoned today and can't clearly see invitations to participate.  It's a mood and it will pass, so don't make any big decisions while under the influence of this energy.  The temptation to blame others for this state of affairs is powerful but the wound is in us.  Check it and see.

Wednesday 12/1
SOFTEN HARD THINKING 
We're creating our own stress today, whether we realize it or not.  Trying to think through things isn't bringing relief.  Come back to the body.  Take a walk, listen to music, burn some incense...anything to make the body more real amidst tremendous, mental effort.  Notice the need to stay in control.  It's not working, so try something else.

Thursday 12/2
tune in to the Stonestreet Cafe at 6pm PST/9pm EST at 12radio.com!
HARNESS HEAD AND HEART
Our minds and hearts want the same thing...fulfillment.  But they have very different ideas about how to create it.  Can we take the best from both and come up with a compromise?  Are we letting one of these dominate and ignoring the other?  These questions are worth pondering today.  Expect a breakthrough as fresh information arrives.

Friday 12/3
jump into the HEALING OASIS at 9am PST/noon EST at 12academy.com!
CHANGE WON'T WAIT
There's nothing we can do to stop certain cycles that are starting to unfold now.  We've got to keep on moving through it.  It's not easy and we don't have to love every minute of it but we need to keep moving forward.  Resisting some of what's unfolding won't help.  Notice the resistance and let it go.  Let it all go.

Saturday 12/4
WEALTH ABOUNDS
It might not come in the form of a check or a dollar bill but there is a lot of wealth in the air today.  The more we see it, the bigger it gets.  It's time to pull attention away from what's lacking and look to what's abundant.  A windfall of some kind is likely.  Let the gift in by keeping an eye out for it.

Sunday 12/5
Stonestreet Cafe replays at 10am PST/1pm EST at 12radio.com
CIRCLE BACK
We need to go back and check on something we assumed was complete.  Be forewarned, we will not feel like doing it but it's important.  Some sloppy, little detail will get out of hand if we don't confront it now.  The strange thing is, going back to look at this will remind us of something important we forgot about.  It's worth it.

need help with the energy this week?
STOP THE DESIRE TO CONTROL

Easier said than done, my friends!  This week, we're learning more about how to surrender and flow.  The desire to stay in control will be with us but it won't help us get what we want.  Notice it and have a chuckle.  Give it a name, like grumpy uncle chuck or something.  Let's start to unhook from identifying with this energy.  It's not who we are and it certainly won't help us deal with the terrain we're exploring now.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Good Fortune Scopes 11/28 - 12/3

ARIES
Think big this week even though you'll want to contract and retreat.  Resist the urge to defend and instead EXPAND.  Magical forces are working for you, Aries.  Trust in this.  Old projects demand attention but are less that passionate.  Do what you can to keep things moving while new things take root.

TAURUS
Patience will serve you well this week, Taurus.  Resist the urge to be reactive and just hold steady as the Universe rearranges itself.  You will have moments of panic.  Expect them.  This will help you keep a cool head while others freak out.  You know which direction to go.  Now you just need to take the first step.

GEMINI
Wishes can and do come true and you're about to get a handful of wonder and magic, Gemini.  It's just in time too because you've run dry on inspiration and need a boost.  Moods are intense this week and you might have a tough time understanding what's happening.  A new business opportunity will excite and delight you.

CANCER
Relax into the emotional support that's being offered to you, Cancer.  It's safe to surrender into a deeper space of love.  You're going through massive changes now and might find yourself quite depleted.  Simple self care can help a lot.  Make it a top priority.  Don't worry about the details.  It's all coming together.

LEO
You're positively bursting with energy this week and might find it difficult to find enough outlets.  Be a seeker.  Good things want to come your way.  Be ready to receive and unexpected gift or two.  An old wound is close to the surface.  Don't let this old pain distort your vision of NOW.  You're on to better things.

VIRGO
It's time to tie up loose ends and prepare for the next cycle.  You can't really see where you are, which makes it difficult to focus.  All will be revealed soon.  You've been conserving energy but you need to break out this week, Virgo.  Be willing to risk.  Looking back and wondering how you got here won't bring answers.  Keep moving forward.

LIBRA
You have everything you need Libra and yet, somehow you find yourself looking for something more.  It's hard to find when you don't really know what it is.  It's time to explore and expand.  Be willing to break your normal routine in order to find new spaces to play in.  This is a great time to learn something new.

SCORPIO
It's tough to figure out where to invest your energy this week.  You're not feeling good but instead of acknowledging it, you're trying to push through.  Lose the effort Scorpio and give yourself a break.  What you want is coming and no amount of pushing will get you there faster.  Exercise your faith.

SAGITTARIUS
Your burdens are heavy this week, Sagittarius.  You're low on energy and yet you can't afford to stop.  Great opportunities are starting to pop up but you might be confused about which one to invest in.  Let yourself have a little time to ponder them all.  An escapist behavior is starting to cause pain.  Make corrections now.

CAPRICORN
Holding back and refusing to look at what you really want isn't helpful, Capricorn.  The way you see passion as a distraction from your goals is really silly.  You can have both!  Get ready for recognition for hard work and dedication.  It will help sooth the part of you that's tired and uninspired.  Seek new pleasures to boost your energy.

AQUARIUS
You can create a handful of miracles this week, Aquarius.  All you need to do is believe in the possibilities.  Shake off the cynicism you wear to defend against disappointment.  A burst of creative energy will take you by surprise and may feel unbalancing.  Let the energy in.  It'll drive you to bigger and better things.

PISCES
Relax and let some healing happen.  You've been going a mile a minute and it's time to stop, Pisces. Let yourself catch up with everything that's happened.  Mood swings are a clue to help guide and direct your actions.  Try not to fight the feelings.  Tie up loose ends and get organized before the next wave of activity comes.

MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Yes!

It's my favorite holiday but as it approaches, I've had to work through some weirdness.  My regular holiday rituals fell apart when we moved up here and I've been scrambling to come up with a new plan.  I had to work through some grief about what's gone and some anger about not having put more into a new plan.  I procrastinated, I admit it.

But once the emotional energy calmed down, I moved into this deeper space of gratitude.  I don't know exactly how I got here but when it comes down to it, it doesn't take much to make things special.  It's an attitude and an outlook more than the machinations we put ourselves through.

There's something so pure to me about this particular holiday.  It really is about connecting and feeling grateful and the perfect pictures we have about how it needs to look are pretty silly.  I'm hoping that you too are feeling the good vibrations, dear friends!


The Stonestreet Cafe will air tomorrow night at 6pm PST/10pm EST at 12radio.com.  If you have the time and inclination, I hope you'll join me at 12radio.com for show #31...RITUAL.  I'm welcoming guest Paula Gerardi, an old 12th House cohort to the Cafe to talk about how we can bring more of the sacred into our daily lives.  Isn't that what we're trying to do on Thanksgiving?  Experience a deeper connection?  Come by and say hi.  I'll be in the chat room during the show and I would love to see you there.

Also on Thanksgiving, we're having a big sale at 12listen.com on readings.  I would love to assist you in any and every way that you need assistance.  Stop by between 8-noon pacific and get your energy tuned up and ready for the evening's festivities.  For those of you, like me who find themselves in transition or possibly alone, come connect with me at 12listen.com and 12radio.com.  I'M HERE FOR YOU!

That's about it for this week.  I'm breathing a sigh of relief now that my dear husband has taken my stir crazy kids to the grocery store.  I'm going to relish the quiet while it lasts.

LOVE TO YOU!!
xoxo
-Julia

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fortune Forecast 11/22 - 11/28

THE HEART IS THE GREATEST HEALER

Our heart's can take us to new spaces of joy and pleasure, if we risk opening them and allowing more flow.  We might not like all the feelings we experience but all of them truly are a wonder.  Let's take a risk this week and open to MORE.  Love is available and it starts inside our own bodies.  Let the energy emanate out and see what happens.  It's pure magic.

Monday 11/22
GO IT ALONE 
Support is sparse today and we might be tempted to sink into fitful feelings about it.  Wouldn't it be better to just bring our attention back to ourselves and do what we can to further our dreams and desires?  There's no point in wasting energy on something that isn't happen.  Redirect your focus.

Tuesday 11/23
OPEN TO INSPIRATION 
So much great energy is available today but we have to open to it.  It might be hard to stay grounded with energy that's so up and out.  keep a notebook handy in order to capture all the great ideas coming through. There will be many worthy of investigating.  Get ready to plant some seeds.

Wednesday 11/24
ABUNDANCE APPEARS TO CONTRACT
The energy is a bit down today.  There's no need to feel bad about it or take it to heart.  It's just weather.  Retreat if possible and spend time and energy on self care and spaces that feel nurturing.  It's a great day to shore up our energy in preparation for the next leap forward.

Thursday 11/25
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  come get a reading at 12listen.com.
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MIXED MESSAGES WREAK HAVOC 
We just can't get to the truth today no matter how hard we try.  In fact, the harder we try the fuzzier things look.  The answers we want and need will emerge soon.  Now it's all about finding something to do while we wait. Healthy escapes are in order.  Relax and know that everything will right itself soon.

Friday 11/26
Healing Oasis with Kristina Walsh at 12academy.com, 9am PST/noon EST
PEACE IS IN THE WORKS
We're getting a chance to put a conflict to rest.  We might be called on to make the first move.  Though our pride is urging us to take no action, our spirit is urging us towards resolution.  Go with spirit even if it dredges up uncomfortable feelings.  Get it all out in the open and into the light.

Saturday 11/27
PASSION PUSHES FOR EXPRESSION 
We can't stop the flow of energy infusing us with excitement today.  Why try?  Some of us might not like the level of intensity coming through.  Surrender to it and let's go to new spaces.  Finding new creative outlets can help a lot and get this energy moving in a way that brings a multitude of gifts.

Sunday 11/28
Stonestreet Cafe replays at 10am PST/1pm EST at 12radio.com!
IT'S NOT ALL BAD 
We might have to look hard to see the silver lining today.  It's there and it's just waiting to be discovered.  We may simply be tired and unable to see the beauty.  That's ok.  Let's not get too carried away by the low energy.  We don't need to make sense of it and there's no need to deny it.  It will pass.

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TRUST THE FEELINGS AND THE FLOW

Just go with it.   Lose the control and go.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Good Fortune Scopes 11/21- 11/27

ARIES
It's hard to keep the fears at bay this week, Aries.  Your defenses are down and you are vulnerable to every disturbance in your environment.  No one seems to understand what you're talking about, which is causing you to doubt yourself.  See the trouble as a fire in which you'll forge a new kind of strength.  This is alchemy in action.

TAURUS
Open up, Taurus.  You've been shrugging off new opportunity without realizing it.  Consider your position and ask yourself if there's a way to be more trusting even though you don't feel like it.  Good things are waiting to drop in your lap.  Get out of your own way!  Harness the power of head and heart and you will travel far this week.

GEMINI
Trying to repress potent feelings is not good for you Gemini.  Is there a safe way to get everything off your chest?  Perhaps writing about it can ease the internal tension.  You can see what you want and it's within reach.  Grab it!  A new business opportunity has a ton of potential.  Start cultivating this sacred seed and watch it grow into something fabulous!

CANCER
You are being seen more and more as an authority and it feels good.  All your hard work is starting to pay off, Cancer.  The trouble is, you're having a hard time finding someone to celebrate with. Try not to let it get you down and find ways to create a celebration on your own.  Mood swings are intense this week and might not make sense.  Go with the flow.

LEO
Being stubborn will pay off this week Leo.  You don't have to go nuts, just dig in and fight for what's important to you.  Part of winning this struggle will be in knowing what you value.  Think on it.  Passionate feelings are difficult to control.  Perhaps you should get out of the way and just let it all out?  Liberation is at hand.  Get ready!

VIRGO
You need space to explore new passions this week, Virgo.  Unfortunately you have a lot of pressing responsibilities to deal with that make it difficult to run wild.  If you give yourself permission to be less than perfect, you'll have a lot more fun.  Get ready for recognition and possibly a raise or promotion.  You're doing excellent work and it hasn't gone unnoticed.

LIBRA
The wheel of fortune is on the upswing for you, Libra.  Good things are coming your way.  You can clearly see a toxic relationship dynamic that was previously unconscious and hidden.  Now you have the power to decide how to confront it.   Be patient with a project that seems to be stagnant.  You are on the cusp of a big breakthrough, so keep on keeping on.

SCORPIO
A big change might have you reaching out for security and support.   You didn't see this coming but now that it's here, it all makes sense.  Be kind to yourself as you move through this.  There is no right way to go from here.  It comes down to what you want and you've had a hard time connecting with that space for a while.  Expect to travel far this week.

SAGITTARIUS
A bright idea is so exciting and so bursting with potential that you might feel like telling everyone you know.  Slow down, Sagittarius.  telling everyone is like letting the helium out of the balloon.  Don't dissipate your energy before you even get started.  Lean on loved ones for support.  They're just waiting to give you what you need and want.

CAPRICORN
A burst of energy is helping you move through a pile of work.  It feels good to be fired up after a period of apathy and exhaustion.  Things are coming together and seeds you planted long ago are starting to bear fruit.  Find a way to celebrate all that's unfolding for you Capricorn.  You're about to surge ahead with seemingly little effort. 

AQUARIUS
Clouds of confusion seem to come and go this week, Aquarius.  One minute you're sure you know what you want and how to make it happen. The next minute, you're completely lost.  Don't try and make sense of this stuff.  Just keep moving through it.  A new vision is taking shape.  Trust in the process and let it come into focus without effort and/or stress.

PISCES
Happiness wants to come to you.  Will you let it in, Pisces?  You're holding something against yourself and it's time to let go.  It may seem as if you've been shut out of something you want to belong to.  Could it be that your spirit has something better in mind?  Yes!  Mixed messages are driving you crazy.  Come back to your body and feel your way through the confusion.


MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Modern Woman

I hope you'll join me this Thursday for the next episode of the Stonestreet Cafe.  This week, I'm welcoming historian and author, Kate Culkin to the Cafe to discuss her new book Harriet Hosmer, a Cultural Biography.

Harriet was a MODERN WOMAN if ever there was one.  A successful artist in the 1800's, she lived a fascinating life of breaking the rules and succeeding at it.  Kate and I will be talking about what helped her create success in a time period where women were pretty oppressed.  Keep in mind that the Cafe now airs at 6pm PST/9pm EST at 12radio.com.

In other news, Venus and Jupiter both go direct tomorrow.  YAY!  We can expect to see more flow with abundance, love and opportunity.  It's been a bit of a haul to get through this Venus retrograde if I do say so myself!  I can't wait to see what happens as Venus and Jupiter gain forward momentum again.

It's an excellent time to get a reading and I'll be around Thursday and Friday to take your calls.  Email readings are amazing as well, so don't struggle in isolation...COME GET A READING!  Stop by Thursday especially, to celebrate the end of the retrogrades.  We're having a big sale from about 9ish-11am and then again from 1:20-4:20 pacific time.  I'll be there!

Also, Friday morning at 9am PST/noon EST I'm hosting the HEALING OASIS at 12academy.com.  Jump in and get a 20 minute energy balancing.  It's going to be like swimming in the spiritual hot springs and coming out fresh and relaxed.  Hope to see you there.

I realized that today is our family's one year anniversary up here in Idaho Springs, Colorado.  I love it!  As I drove to Denver today to run errands I had a running list of things I love about this small town that I was going to share with you.  A gratitude list...but on the way back, the traffic stressed me out so much that the darn list faded out of my head.

Suffice it to say that I'm happy, happy, happy to have left the urban jungle and created a more simple, manageable life for myself, my husband and my kids.  LIFE IS GOOD and it's going to get better as we move toward the holidays.

Many blessings to you friends.  I'm off to get the kids from school and hope to have a quiet evening of recovery from the traffic-rattle I experienced.  Seriously.  I am RATTLED.

Join me in the Cafe Thursday night for show #30...MODERN WOMAN!

xoxo
-Julia

ps.  CHECK OUT MY HOLIDAY MESSAGE ON THE LEFT COLUMN OF THE BLOG!  It's hilarious if I do say so myself but the message is for real.  Permission heals...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fortune Forecast 11/15 - 11/21

BUILD ON IT

We have an amazing foundation upon which to expand upon.  Perhaps the gift of the Venus retrograde in part was to show us what we have, what we can count on and our role in creating it.  Relax, take a deep breath and get ready to create a new structure, one that can support all the new projects that are about to spring into life.  This energy might not be the most exciting energy we've ever encountered but for those of us looking for a new kind of stability and fresh source of prosperity, this week brings many miracles and rewards.

Monday 11/15
OLD WOUNDS SURFACE
We're vulnerable today to negativity on all levels.  We might feel rejected when there really is no rejection.  That's just one example of how our old wounds affect the now.  Be patient as these pains rise to the surface for healing.  Don't take it to heart.  It's just old stuff.

Tuesday 11/16
PROTECT A SACRED SEED 
We've been handed an amazing idea or opportunity and this sacred seed needs to be nurtured and cared for.  In our enthusiasm, we might be tempted to rush out and share it with anyone and everyone.  Slow down and ask if this is wise?  Let's give it time to grow before exposure.

Wednesday 11/17
RESIST THE URGE TO FIGHT 
It will be hard not to get sucked into a crazy conflict today.  We might step in thinking that we have the power to resolve it or we might step in to defend and honor someone we love.  The thing is, our involvement will only delay the resolution.  Stand by and be supportive.  That's all.

Thursday 11/18
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SAY GOODBYE...SAY HELLO
Something is leaving and something else is coming in.  This can create a degree of chaos and crazy.  Expect it.  Welcome it knowing that the chaos heralds a new and exciting cycle.  Big things are about to unfold.  Get ready and don't stress too much over the ending of a once-rewarding space.

Friday 11/19
Healing Oasis, distance healing session at 9am PST/noon EST at 12academy.com
EXPRESS DEEP FEELINGS
It's tempting to push intense feelings to the side in order to be rational and focused today.  The thing is, it won't work.  We need to find outlets for volatile, emotional energy.  Put it to use by letting it fuel a creative project or an athletic pursuit.  Find a way to get it all out and experience a healing.

Saturday 11/20
TAKE ACTION 
It's time to get in gear.  A risk will pay off handsomely today but we'll have to work up our courage first.  It doesn't feel natural to jump off a cliff but when the moment comes we need to go without hesitation.  This is where faith comes in handy.  Use it or lose it.

Sunday 11/21
Stonestreet Cafe replays at 10am PST/1pm EST at 12radio.com
DREAM TIME IS ESSENTIAL
It's important to make time for rest and reflection even if there are a hundred little projects clamoring for attention.  Just say no and put self-care at the top of the priority list.  The seeds of new dreams are trying to come into consciousness.  Allow the body to chill while the dream space expands.

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NURTURE WHAT'S TINY INTO SOMETHING MIGHTY

Patience is important now.  We can grow even the tiniest potential into something fantastic if we just hang in there and take small steps.  Break goals into smaller pieces so that nothing seems insurmountable.  Protect what's not ready to be seen and touched.  It won't be long before some of our dreams can stand on their own.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good Fortune Scopes 11/14 - 11/20

ARIES
A minor attack has you rattled.  Before you get defensive, see if you can just step out of the drama and let it resolve on its own.  It will.  You're restless and ready for new projects but the world is moving slower that you.   Work to keep you creative energy flowing and try not to get to irritable while you wait for things to smooth out.

TAURUS
Take time out to rest and reflect even though you may have pressing responsibilities, Taurus.  You'll get more done if you take care of yourself while you move through it.  A new idea will take time to implement and bring the success you want.  Abundance is on the way.  Get ready to receive it.

GEMINI
Your heart is creaking open after a time period of withdrawal and retreat.  It's safe to be vulnerable now, Gemini.  You have the wisdom you need to know how to care for yourself as you open to more love and affection.  Get behind yourself!  A wish is coming your way and along with it, a big healing. 

CANCER
Savor a victory even if it isn't as perfect as you'd hoped.  You are bursting with energy and are ready to jump into the next chapter of your story with enthusiasm and joy.  A temptation has you feeling off balance Cancer.  Perhaps if you explore what's so appealing about this temptation, you'll be able to satisfy the craving in a healthy way.

LEO
A potent week lies ahead, Leo.  You're about to discover just how strong and wise you are, Leo.  As you sift into your power, magical things will start to happen.  A situation that's been vexing will find resolution and set you free to create something new and exciting.  Relax into the spiritual guidance available now.

VIRGO
A bright idea has you excited but no one else seems to get it.  Just stay true to your vision for now, Virgo and know that others will offer more support and you take steps to make this dream real.  You've been working hard for seemingly little reward.  Don't despair.  You'll be recognized and validated soon enough.

LIBRA
You're at the end of a cycle that brought many kinds of riches, Libra.  It's sad to say goodbye to this space but know that even better things await you.  A plan is shaping up and it's exciting and possibly scary.  Just take one step at a time and believe in your dream.  Notice that your skills have moved to the next level.  You're ready for anything.

SCORPIO
You are sensitive to criticism, Scorpio and may perceive honest feedback as an attack.  Stay calm!  Resist the urge to lash out.  Don't create trouble where there doesn't need to be any.  Perhaps if you got some rest, you'd feel better?  Watch out for self-criticism.  You are exceptionally vulnerable this week.

SAGITTARIUS
Your mind is open to seeing things a new way and it feels really good.  You can see around obstacles that previously looked insurmountable.  This new found freedom can help you leap into more success with little to no effort.  You may be asked to sacrifice something you treasure.  It's up to you to decide whether giving this preciousness up is worth it.

CAPRICORN
You get to decide your course of action this week Capricorn even though it seems like there are forces beyond your control.  Take your power back and start focusing on what you want.  Things are starting to move faster and faster and it may be challenging to keep up with it all.  Take breaks for rest and reflection to keep you spirits up.

AQUARIUS
You're under tremendous pressure this week, Aquarius.  Don't let it freak you out!  Your expectations are so high that they're very difficult to meet.  Lower the bar and allow for some messiness and imperfection.  Relax into the emotional support your loved ones are offering.  It's important to make time for connecting.

PISCES
A chaotic situation seems to be escalating and you may find that you have no idea how to stop it.  Do what you can to stay neutral to the craziness of it all.  It will abate and quickly if you step out of it, Pisces.  It's time to start considering your next step.  What do you want?  Focus on it!


MAY GOOD FORTUNE SHINE ON YOU ALWAYS!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snow and Such

Well friends, it suddenly got cold up here.  Snow fell and I find myself unprepared.  I know!  It's November...

I'd been putting off buying my kids winter gear.  It just didn't seem like a pressing issue.  Then, last weekend, we piled in the car and drove down to Denver to find the perfect coat for my daughter.  Heavens to betsy, we saw a lot of ugly coats.  I chalk it up to the Venus retrograde and the illusive nature of satisfaction under such conditions but i just couldn't stomach buying one of the hideous coats I saw in store after store.

Rather than be practical and just buy an ugly coat, I thought "I'll order on the internet!"  It was so hot that day that the idea of the coat faded away.  Low and behold it starts snowing up here and I start scrambling to get the dang coat ordered and shipped.  I found this amazing coupon online that saved me a ton of $$$ but it meant that the coat would be shipped ???  So now, I have to take my poor daughter to school in inadequate clothing (she doesn't seem to mind by the way and is most comfortable in her birthday suit, but that's another story).

Being sensitive to people's energy, I find myself wanting to launch into a big speech at the school to explain why we are so woefully unprepared for winter and that we WILL have a coat soon.  Excuses, excuses.  The truth is, I procrastinated, which is not new to me and now I have to deal with the embarrassment and the likelihood that my daughter will be cold for a few more days.

Ughh.

Have you been procrastinating?  Is there an area of life that needs attention that keeps getting shoved to the back of your mind?  I feel like there's some procrastination energy in the air, or maybe a better way to say it would be a lack of inspiration.  Venus retrograde will do that.  It's as if what brings us pleasure is temporarily out of order.  Venus retrograde can make things feel less satisfying.  We go to look at coats and all we see is ugly.  Know that this is just the lens we're peering through right now and that whatever looks ugly and less than appealing will probably look fine once this freaking retrograde is over (the 18th for those wanting to know).

Hang in there!

I want to remind everyone that the Stonestreet Cafe moved up an hour and now airs at 6pm PST/9pm EST at 12radio.com.  I'm replaying the MIND CONTROL show this Thursday, so be sure to tune in.  It's one of my crazier shows and I can't wait to hear it again.  I love a good rant!  For the remainder of November I have a couple great shows planned including MODERN WOMAN with special guest, historian and author Kate Culkin on 11/18 and RITUAL with special guest, Shaman and spiritual adviser Paula Gerardi on 11/25.  Tune in and get your mind sparked by these amazing women!  Your support of the Cafe is truly appreciated.

Don't forget that this Friday the 12th, we're having an all day sale on readings at 12listen.com.  Starting at 8am PST/11am EST and continuing for 12 hours, you can enjoy readings via phone and chat at 33% off.  I'll be available from 8am-1:30pm PST.  Let's connect!  It's a great time to check out the site or return and get an update on any and all issues vexing you (I would guess there might be one or two...)

Also this Friday, you can purchase your pass to the Healing Oasis (energy healing session) on sale at 12academy.com.  Every 12th, we put tons of classes on sale at 12academy on the featured page for just $12.  Come check out all the offerings and sign up for the Oasis for a short/sweet/profound shift in your energy.  This is a new space I'm co-creating with my friend and colleague Kristina Walsh.  We're going to be alternating each week hosting  and holding the space for transformation.  Come experience the Oasis!

That's about it for me, dear friends.  I hope that freaking coat gets here soon and KNOW that what looks ugly now will look better in about a week!!

COME GET A READING AT 12LISTEN THIS FRIDAY!

xoxo
-Julia

Marines' Hymn



This is my lovely co-worker at 12listen, Elizabeth Pendleton playing the harp in honor of Veteran's Day (11/11)!  This is the Marine's Hymn (who knew?  this song is familiar but I didn't know the name/meaning until today).

Let's send some good vibes to our dear soldiers, wherever they are right now...

Thanks E!!

Will write more this evening, friends!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fortune Forecast 11/8 - 11/14

THE WHOLE WORLD IS IN OUR HANDS

We may have the sense that we have everything we need this week and yet, satisfaction is illusive.  We're in need of a new goal, a new project, a new passion.  Resources are abundant but emotional support is harder to come by. No one seems available to help but the truth is we don't need as much help as we think.  Part of the lesson this week is about discovering how strong we are all on our own.  Though we've created a wonderfully stable reality, it's now become clear that we need to shake things up a bit in order to facilitate movement and growth.  Let's start looking into the next step and what it might take to get there.

Monday 11/8
TIRED TAKES OVER 
There's no way to fight the tired vibe today.  Some of us might try and push against it but it's not going to move by force.  A better approach might be to just relax a little and trust that we'll have the energy we need soon enough to get everything done.  Go ahead and rest up now.

Tuesday 11/9
SUCCESS COMES UNEXPECTEDLY 
We're in for a happy surprise or two today.  It could be some unexpected abundance or perhaps a breakthrough in an important relationship.  Get ready to savor the deliciousness of success.  This burst of positivity will give us more energy and help fuel the next chapter of the story.

Wednesday 11/10
THE WHEELS ARE IN MOTION 
Things are starting to pick up.  We might find ourselves incredibly busy today on many levels.  Not only are we entertaining new goals but old projects that feels stuck and stagnant are starting to move and expand.  This is exciting and yet it can be very un-grounding.  Head's up.

Thursday 11/11
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OPEN TO AMAZING POSSIBILITIES 
Just open to it.  Decide and do it.  There is so much magic waiting to be discovered today.  All we have to do is show up.  It sounds too good to be true.  Don't let cynicism and perhaps exhaustion, stop the flow.  Whatever's been resting in your heart, those secret hopes and desires...unleash them now!

Friday 11/12

Happy hour at 12listen from 8am-8pm PST.
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MAGIC INTENSIFIES
Things are on the upswing and the blessings we experienced yesterday can be even bigger and brighter today.  What we put energy into will get bigger, so pull out of all the problems and think positive.  Notice the little miracles and validate them.  This will bring more.

Saturday 11/13
BALANCE IS ESSENTIAL 
it's important to take stock of different spaces and balance them.  Our space of self-care might need more attention and we may need to find ways to balance our responsibilities in a way that brings more reward.  Start today by taking a look at what feels out of balance and begin to make corrections.

Sunday 11/14
Stonestreet Cafe replays at 10am PST/1pm EST at 12radio.com
PULL BACK
Go ahead and give yourself permission to pull back and rest a bit.  Sometimes engaging a problem is not the answer.  It's all about giving our troubles a little bit of space today. Trust that time will bring the desired healing.  Effort and control are not where it's at.

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INDULGE IN THE SIMPLEST OF PLEASURES

This is a big theme here at Leonine Times...the joy of simple pleasures.  Take some time this week to visit a beautiful park.  Go for a swim or hop in a bubble bath.  Buy a bouquet of flowers and enjoy the aroma.  It's amazing what a little bliss can do for a stressed out body.