Online Astrology Conference
November 20-22, 2010
60 Speakers from all over the world! Log in to the webinar from your home computer to see and hear the live lectures
on your own computer screen through your own speakers. No need to pay for air fare or hotel. No need to find a sitter ffor the kids or pets. Be a part of this historical event. Registration is open!
Julene's Sky Watch Column appears as a regular feature in the Student Section of the Mountain Astrologer. It is a guide to locating the planets in the night sky. The articles are fablous. Subscribe, you'll love it!
By the way, the bright star you see in the west as the sun sets is actually the planet Venus. If you want to find all the visible planets in the sky this month, visit the IAA library
where I post sky maps of the planets in the section called Mountain Astrologer Sky Maps
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|Dear Friends, |
Last month I gave a lecture Astronomy 101
for the International Academy of Astrology. It covered a myriad of astronomical topics relevant to astrologers including great circles, retrogradation, greatest eastern and western elongations of Mercury and Venus along with their inferior and superior conjunctions, eclipses, saros series, pole start shifts, and more. The lecture was on line and recorded my power point presentation complete with sky maps and charts. You can order the windows media file of this lecture
This month I am off to the Astrological Society of Princeton, New Jersey to give a workshop on timing and a lecture on Chiron. I am very excited about that. Also, I was recently invited to lecture for the Ohio Valley chapter of NCGR. I'll be heading there in August.
I've also started a video blog called Astrological World
. So far there are two posts: The Astrology of the Delayed Shuttle Landing
and Eyajafjallajokull Volcano Erupts
. I plan to post the astrology of the oil disaster soon.
|I will be at Astrological Society of Princeton, NJ
on June 5th & 6th to give a Workshop & Lecuture
Workshop: The Art of Astrological Timing
Saturday June 5th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
In this workshop I explain the stages of timing using progressions and transits by their speed of movement to time life events. I'll illustrate how the slow moving secondary progressions and outer transits set the stage of approximately one year for an event to occur. From there the secondary progressed moon and each transiting planet is taken in order by speed to arrive at the event date with the transit moon. I have been teaching this method at the International Academy of Astrology for nearly a decade. A chart example will be used from start to finish to show how this works.
Lecture: Chiron Symbolism in Mythology & Discovery
Sunday June 6th at 2:00 pm
In this lecture I unfold the mythology of Chiron and the corresponding themes that arise. We'll look at the chart of Chiron's discovery and see how the myth and symbolism is repeated in the moment Chiron entered our consciousness by discovery, and correlates that to what was going on in the world at the time. Lastly I will briefly touch on the archetypal themes of Chiron through the zodiac signs, houses and aspects.
Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren St., Plainsboro, NJ
Astrology Classes with Julene
A New Semester Begins at IAA the Week of May 24, 2010
If you are new to astrology check out Jackie Goldstein's beginner classes. If you have been studying on your own for a while and want to fill in the gaps of self study, check out IAA's diploma classes. If you just want to take a class or two on your favorite astrological topic, then the elective department is for you.
I will be teaching two classes in the diploma module:
DPL01-Forecasting & Pinpointing Major Themes and
DPL02-Timing & Rectification.
Local Classes in Lorain County, Ohio Beginning Soon!
I've had several requests for local classes. As soon as I return from Princeton, I will work on setting these up most likely at Crystal Era. If you want me to let you know when classes are forming contact me
Upcoming Astrological Events in Northeast Ohio
LCAA Monthly Meeting: May 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm EDT
Library on Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH This is the Lake County Association of Astrology, featuring a new lecture each month. Afterwards, astrologers gather at a local restaurant for food and conversation.
International Academy of Astrology - FREE Online Monthly Lecture.
June 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm EDT Login from your home pc to watch and listen to the live lecture.
Crystal Era Metaphysical Fair: June 5, 2010 12:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
608 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio
Astrology Consultations with Julene
Astrology consultations with Julene Packer-Louis
, Dipl.OCA, ISAR-CAP are usually $90/hour. This month, I'm offering a special rate of $60/hour for consultations booked before June 21, 2010. Consultations can take place over the phone or in person and include an emailed mp3 recording of the consultation. For more information on what my consultations provide visit my website
I also host Astrology Parties.
Guests receive a 20 minute reading for $35 and the host/hostess receive their reading free. I also give a door prize drawing for 20% off a full 60 minute consultation. Contact me for more details
Computer generated astrology reports are also available
through my website and include natal reports, compatability reports, solar return reports, and transit forecast reports. It is easy to order from my website
with Pay Pal. You can also order mp3's of many of my past lectures.
Horoscope for the Month of Gemini
May 20 - June 21, 2010
The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th at 11:34 p.m. EDT. Gemini is the sign of communication and information gathering. This month, focus on gathering the Intel you need to raise your consciousness. Check the gatherings or classes in your community at the library, town center, and metaphysical shops that pique your interest.
Venus entered Cancer yesterday on May 19th at 9:05 p.m. EDT. Venus is associated with money, possessions, beauty, love, balance, harmony, diplomacy, and loves to revel in the pleasures of the physical senses. In Cancer this takes on an emotional, nurturing, protective, sympathetic and sensitive tone. This month, be sympathetic in your relations with others so as not to hurt their feelings and try not to be too sensitive and let your feelings get easily hurt. Take time to commune with nature and try to feel the energy of the plants; hug a tree and feel its life force, or sit for a while with your back against one quietly observing the wild life around you. Visit your local farmer and eat fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally and visualize their healing powers as you ingest them. You can also charge your food with positive energy by thinking good and loving thoughts as you cook it. In fact pay attention to that while Venus is in Cancer from May 19th to June 14th. Notice the difference in how you feel after you eat foods that you cook when you are agitated or stressed versus foods cooked with loving intents.
I've been talking about the T-Square with Saturn opposite Jupiter and Uranus, squaring Pluto. Venus has joined the line up and is opposing Pluto squaring Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus balancing the T-Square by creating a grand cross. Venus moves much faster than the other planets involved so her influence will only hold until the end of May. This is a very powerful time to capitalize on the law of attraction. Venus is also associated with attraction and Pluto with power; they are in opposition which can represent a tug of war or fulfillment. It is imperative to be conscious of what you desire and the thoughts you send into the universe at this time because you want the fulfillment not the tug of war.
Remember the law of attraction works most efficiently when emotionally charged and the universe does not discriminate between wants and don't wants. It simply sends what it hears you going on and on about. So it is imperative not to focus on what you don't want, on your emotional hurts, or the random idiot who did something to negatively charge your emotions. You'll just attract more of it. Do focus on returning to center, becoming responsible for your own reactions, and remember that others can only upset our balance if we give them the power to do so. So to keep your power rather than give it away, allow yourself to recognize your anger or hurt but don't attach to it, let it go, silently wish the person a better rest of their day if aloud would perpetuate matters. And breathe. Breathe in positive energy of universal love, light and healing and breathe out the negative feeling energy. Then put that same emotional charge, in a now positive manner, behind what you do want to attract. If you are using creative visualization, focus on the end result and let the universe's divine design attend to the details.
Especially powerful days for working the power of attraction occur on the weekend of May 22nd - 23rd when the Moon joins the grand cross. If your emotional desires have been set to positive attraction, this will be an excellent weekend for you. If they were set to negative attraction, you'll reap what you've sewn there too. You can also use this weekend to ritualize what you want to attract and send your intent into the universe.
To read the rest of this article for the rest of the month of Gemini, please visit my website.
Gemini is a dual sign of the twins so my gift to you this month is 2 mantras: One for spiritual maturity, and the other for removing obstacles. Plus I'll remind you of the abundance mantra from last month.
For spiritual maturity
"om nama shivaya"
This is Shiva's mantra and has a creative manifest principal in it as well. It is called the Siddha mantra, a Siddha being a spiritual perfected being, and contains the seed sounds of the elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. Nama is pronounded "nah-mah" and Shivaya is pronounced "shee-vah-yah"
For removing obstacles
"om gum ganapatayei namaha"
This is Ganesha's mantra. Gum is the seed sound for removing obstacles and it is pronounced just like chewing "gum". Ganapatayei is pronounced "guh-nuh-put-tuh-yei". Namaha is pronounced "nahm-ah-ha"
For attracting abundance"om shrim klim maha lakshmi-yei swaha"
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of abundance she is pronounced "lok-shme", the "yei" is pronounced as "yee". Shrim is the seed sound for abundance it is pronounced "shreem". Klim is the seed sound for the principal of attraction; it is pronounced "kleem". Swaha is pronounced "swah-ha"
Julene Packer-Louis, Dipl.OCA, ISAR-CAP
Your Professional Astrologer for Life