Reorganizing Podcasts

April 30, 2010

I’m working on the May 2010 newsletter, and realized that there were way too many Podcasts under the main menu bar.   Here’s what I’ve done:   I made 2 new pages:  Anne’s Astro Lectures, and Anne’s Lectures (not astrology).  These pages show up under PODCASTS (try it now if you want–you won’t leave this page if you just run the cursor over PODCASTS).   When you click on either of these pages, you’ll find each individual lecture titled, and you can click the title to reach the full podcast and description.   I hope this makes things simpler to navigate!

April Newsletter

April 30, 2010

Subject: News from Anne Beversdorf’s Stariel Astrology


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Stariel Astrology Newsletter

April 2010 Issue 10; 2010.2
In This Issue
1. Anne’s Austin Astro Lecture
2: Spring Astro weather
3. Important Dates this year
4. Anne’s Astro Class
5. IONS Mayan Lecture
6. Congrats David & Shelley
7. GREAT New Book!!
8. Best Near Death Report
9.. Astro-Remedies for Tough Times.
10. LEARN MORE…..
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Dear Anne,

This has been such a beautiful spring here in Austin that I’ve been spending (rare) time in the garden.  Once summer begins, that temptation will be over.   One result of my outside time is a slower practice.  Come on guys!  Astro-readings is what I DO!  It’s what I love to do, it’s what makes me feel like a meaningful person in the world and it’s how I pay the bills!   So please don’t hesitate one second to call me!

This is a packed newsletter.  Below are previews of what you’ll find, and to the left is the “quick link” part, which will take you directly to each article without tons of scrolling.   Hope you find something perfect for you!

  1. AUSTIN AREA:   Astro Lecture by me: TRUE LIFE POSSESSION:  What it feels like to be possessed by an astrological archetype (and what to do!).  ASA sponsored, April 9, 2010; 7:30-9 pm, at Ventana Del Soul in Austin.
  2. Astro-weather for April/May.
  3. Important Astro Degrees of 2010 in Chronological Order
  4. Anne’s ASTRO CLASS:  Starting May 20: more info below.
  5. AUSTIN AREA:  Mayan Culture, Mythology and Calendar:  Lecture by Mayan Epigrapher Barbara MacLeod.  April 27.  Mark your calendar.  More info below.
  6. Congratulations to Dr. David Beversdorf and his new bride Shelley Hamilton Beversdorf!
  7. My Favorite New Astrology Book by Deborah S. Parker.  You’ll love this!  (Perfect for non-astrologers, too!)
  8. The most fascinating near-death experience interview you’ve ever read.  Anita M tells all, inspires, and blows our minds
  9. Astro-remedy book
  10. How to reach me, get a consultation, etc. (please do!)

–Anne

TRUE LIFE POSSESSION:
What it feels like to be possessed by an astrological archetype (and what to do!)

7:30 – 9 pm, Ventana Del Soul; 1834 E. Oltorf, Austin
Astrological Society of Austin:  Members $5.  Non-members $10.  First time attendees to ASA meeting, $5
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It’s not popular to talk about this: we like to think we have total free will and can shape our destiny at all times.   In reality, this is true only if you know which way the river is flowing and how to deal with that energy.  If you want to go upstream, you’re not gonna get there by floating.   Indian astrology speaks of planets as “grahas” translated as “grabbers”  because they grab you and force you to do their bidding.   A planetary archetype creates an energy field which will definitely affect everything you do when you’re under its influence.

Anne will talk about what astrological circumstances can lead to “possession” by an archetype, what it feels like to be possessed by different planetary archetypes, and how one can learn to deal with that particular energy in the most productive way possible.  Calling herself the “Mistress of Mangled Metaphors”, she will help you learn to dance with the archetypes in your life, how to dress for the kind of party you’ll be attending, and what to do to move things along.  Ultimately we have free will to the extent that we know what we’re dealing with.  As the old song says, “Ya gotta dance with who brung you.”

Be ready to laugh and cry!

Astro-Weather for April and May

This is an intense and busy spring, setting us up for an intense and busy summer.  This is the summer of the FearStorm, and we are already in the build-up to this storm.  Why is it important to talk about a FearStorm?  Because fear spreads rapidly, like fire, and if we aren’t paying attention it can rage out of control.  So April and May are perfect months for practicing good emotional hygiene and for innoculating ourselves from the FearStorms ahead.

What is Fear?  For one, it’s a cute acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real.  Unless you are being attacked by a bear, or are in a similarly immediate life-threatening situation, fear is always imaginary and is never about the present moment.  Even if you have stage 5 cancer, your fear does not refer to the knowable present.  It is about the future.  It may be about what others might be doing in the present or what someone might have done wrong in the past.   It’s about what “might” happen.  About how you might feel. It’s always about something you do not know to be true.    What you know may bring you sorrow; your physical body may bring you pain, but only what we do not know brings us fear.

Good emotional hygiene can innoculate us against a FearStorm.  What is the personal hygiene to counteract fear?
1.  Keep your awareness in the present moment. When fear approaches you, ask if it relates to the present.  Bring your attention back to the present moment.
2. Separate fear from reality. Ask yourself if there are alternatives to the scenario you fear.  …
(OK–no calendar stuff above, but it will be in the linked page if you click HERE)

This is a tool my California students will be familiar with (hello Joan, Tulsi, Ayosea, Rachel!)  It is a simple list, in order of month and day, of important astrological events with degrees.  There are planetary ingresses, lunations, eclipses, with the degrees involved.  If you are a student of astrology, you will notice how often important events happen at 4-6 degrees of signs (mostly cardinal signs).  There are also a grouping around 27 degrees.  Whenever you find repeating degrees, these become what I call “bell ringers”.  Over the course of the year, as that energy pattern repeats, it creates a harmonic that’s kinda like sticking your head inside a giant bell while just after it rings.  The effect just goes on and on.   If any of these degrees match important degrees in your own chart, your head may be in the bell.  So click here for the list.

Anne’s Astro Class:  Starts Thu May 20

This has been postponed repeatedly, and I apologize to postpone the start once again, but I really don’t want to begin this during the retrograde Mercury at the beginning of May.  We’ll just fizzle out.

This class is either a pre-beginner class, or an advanced class.  I will be covering the underpinnings of astrological signs and houses, relating them to the meaning of numbers.  I’m really into students “groking” astrological energies rather than memorizing words.  This class will offer underpinnings to help you understand deeply why each sign is singularly different from all other signs.  It’s the esoteric meaning of numbers!  One through Four.

We’ll start promptly at 7 pm on Thu, May 20.  The plan is 6 weeks, but if we end early we’ll start the next series, which will be about “dispositors”.  This tells us what happens when we scratch the surface energies of planets in signs.  If your Sun is in Libra and Venus is in Scorpio, watch out:  You’re secretly a Scorpio and need to learn to embrace it or the sting will catch you!

Cost of class:  $15 or donation.  If you don’t have the money, offer what works for you and come anyway.  Click to contact me for location and directions.  Please use the word CLASS in the subject line in case junk filters intercept!

IONS LECTURE, Austin area:
Expert Mayan Epigrapher, Barbara MacLeod:
2012 Examined–through Mayan Culture, Mythology, Cosmography and the Mayan Calendar
April 23, 6:30 pm, Austin Center for Spiritual Living
4804 Grover Avenue, Austin  (Near Unitarian Church off 49th Avenue).

This is a treat not to be missed.  Barbara is a scholar of Mayan heiroglyphic writing.  She has spent decades in Central American jungles discovering and interpreting stone carvings, living in Mayan villages, and learning the language and culture from the inside out.  Her discoveries are changing our understanding of what the Mayans knew.  In fact, some of what she will be presenting is brand new material, based on brand new discoveries and translations, and shedding new light on Mayan prophecy.   (Look for the NOVA podcast from Barbara on the PBS Cracking the Maya Code page here.)

Snacks and friendly discussion afterwards at the Blue Star Cafe around the corner on Burnet Road.

Congratulations to David and Shelley Beversdorf
Wedding cakeMarch was a particularly happy month for our family.  We were all thrilled when our youngest brother, Dr. David Beversdorf, married the wonderful Shelley Hamilton in a ceremony that surprised us all.  As local close friends were arriving for a pre-ceremony buffet, the minister called to let us know he was hopelessly snowbound.  Lacking any alternative, I dusted off my ancient ULC license and, never having performed a wedding, googled ceremonies while family and friends chowed down.  My sister reassured me that my tears were acceptable, but “snorting” them back was NOT.   They tell me it went well, but I don’t remember.    They’re a fabulous couple and deserve the very best–which I think they both have found.

Great, Clever, Entertaining, Witty and Insightful NEW BOOK on astrology!!

HUMANUS ASTROLOGICUS
By my dear, respected, and profound friend Deborah Smith Parker…

This book is great whether you’re a student of astrology or just a voyeur.   In an easy look-up form, you are directed to witty, clever and profound poems describing the nature of signs and planets.   Deborah takes us from Sun signs to Saturn to give insightful descriptions of the reader’s key astrological placements.

Here are some excerpts and examples of how you can use this book:

Partners/Lovers: Do you each think the other’s energy level cries out for a medical checkup and even medication? Or is it just natural energy indicated by the placement of the planet Mars indicated by the following excerpts from the Mars signs.?

Mars in Aries (Partner A)
Propelled by constant inner fire
(And they mistake this for desire),
They have a strong compelling need
To blaze through life at daunting speed.

Mars in Pisces (Partner B)
Lots of action makes them wilt.
Strong emotions give them guilt.
Often they’ll just let things go,
Easier to ride the flow.

Check out more excerpts at her website www.humanusastrologicus.com

Or buy it here

Best “Near Death Experience” Interview
From “Anita M”.
tunnel of lightThis interview is so articulate and profound that I’m sharing it.  She was dying–literally dead, of late-stage cancer which led to apparent organ failure.  She was given a choice, her organs restarted, and she quickly healed.  But that’s not the powerful part of the story.  It’s how she articulates what she learned.  Here’s an excerpt, and the rest can be found HERE.

“Being loving means giving love to another whether you have any for yourself or not. It means giving what you yourself may or may not even have to give. This type of giving of love can eventually drain you, because we don’t always have a limitless supply. And then we look to the other to replenish our pool of love, and if it is not forthcoming, we stop being loving ourselves, because we are exhausted.

“Being love, on the other hand, means loving myself unconditionally so that it overflows, and anyone and everyone around me just becomes an automatic recipient of my love. The more I love myself, the more it flows out to others. It almost feels like being a vessel for love to flow through. When I am being love, I don¹t need people to behave a certain way in order for them to be a recipient of my love. They are automatically getting my love as a result of me loving myself. So to stop being love, to me, means to stop loving myself. Hence, I will not stop being love on account of another.

…..The rest can be found HERE.

“Astrologicical Remedies for Tough Times”    E-Book (Only $9.00)
ebook The ancient Vedas not only include astrology (“the science of light”)… they also include ways to shift the energies in your life to a more harmonious, healthful, and happy pattern.   In this ebook you’ll learn which weekday is Your best remedy day, and you’ll learn lots of creative, interesting, odd, inexplicable and effective ways to shift the energies at work in your life.  (Yes, odd as it seems, they really work.)
You can learn more about astrological remedies here, and you can order the ebook by sending me an email here.  You can use paypal, a credit card, or send me a check–just state your preference in your email.

Contact Annefor an in-depth astrological reading, or use the “Catch-Me-If-You-Can” option for quick answers to immediate crises.   Clients rave about Anne’s deep insight into their personal lives and the practical ideas for moving forward.
A recent client commented
“I came to you in deep despair and even though nothing has changed, I’m leaving this session with renewed joy and optimism”.

For more information click here.
Session and rate info, click here.
Testimonials… here.
To email Anne, click here.

Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Sincerely,
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology

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April-May Astro-weather

April 4, 2010

This is an intense and busy spring, setting us up for an intense and busy summer.  This is the summer of the FearStorm, and we are already in the build-up to this storm.  Why is it important to talk about a FearStorm?  Because fear spreads rapidly, like fire, and if we aren’t paying attention it can rage out of control.  So April and May are perfect months for practicing good emotional hygiene and for innoculating ourselves from the FearStorms ahead.

What is Fear?  For one, it’s a cute acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real.  Unless you are being attacked by a bear, or are in a similarly immediate life-threatening situation, fear is always imaginary and is never about the present moment.  Even if you have stage 5 cancer, your fear does not refer to the knowable present.  It is about the future.  Fear may be about what others might be doing in the present or what someone might have done wrong in the past, about what might happen, about how you might feel. It’s always about something you do not know to be true.    What you know may bring you sorrow; your physical body may bring you pain, but only what we do not know brings us fear.

Good emotional hygiene can innoculate us against a FearStorm.  What is the personal hygiene to counteract fear?

  1. Keep your awareness in the present moment. When fear approaches you, ask if it relates to the present.  Bring your attention back to the present moment.
  2. Separate fear from reality. Ask yourself if there are alternatives to the scenario you fear.  Most fears are concatenations of disaster scenarios:  First This awful thing, which will trigger That awful thing, etc.  What if there is This wonderful thing, which will trigger That wonderful thing and etc.? Why does one version of an imaginary future seem more real to you than another?  They are both fantasies.  Neither is real.  Fear is our response to the unknown.  Choose what makes you happy
  3. Recognize how you’ve coped with past situations. Whether your fear is personal or is related to grand social issues, remember how you’ve coped with difficulties in the past.  Whatever comes up, you will be able to deal with it when the time comes.  You don’t have to deal with it now.
  4. Choose your emotions thoughtfully. Even if the worst of your fears comes true, will staying in a state of fear between this time and that make the situation better?   Taking action may make it better, but taking action is not fear.  If something bad were to happen in XX years, would you rather worry about it for all those years ahead of time or just handle it when it happens?   How many things have you feared that have not happened?  CHOOSE to avoid fear.
  5. Reallocate your emotional energy. Fear is a gradient emotion.  When you face a huge rollercoaster you may feel fear, but it takes the form of excitement.  Fear can morph into excited anticipation.  Fear can morph into an urgency to take action.  Fear can morph into the determination to envision the world you want!   (Be sure to read Anita M’s Near Death Experience!–and you might enjoy Ricky Gervais’s movie The Invention of Lying).  Reallocate the energy of fear into the excitement of Joyful Anticipation!

In April and May there will definitely be punctuation dates in the process of changes that are inevitable in any life.   Globally, we still have the collision aspects of Pluto (transformation/power), Saturn (authority, big businesses, rules), and Uranus (freedom, individuation, rebelliousness, revolution).  We’re in this dance for the next few years, but punctuations come this summer.

April 6:  Pluto, the planet that triggers fear and resistance, stations retrograde, greatly magnifying its influence.  It makes this station in a collision aspect (square) to another planet of fear, this time adding the theme of regulation, Saturn; and in a smoother relationship (trine) to Venus–the planet of values, including love and money–and Mercury, representing thought and communication.   Expect to see explosions about regulations of the finance system.  Or personal fears about money and finance  (remember your fear hygiene.  It’s all in your imagination!).

April 14:  This is a new moon at 24 Aries.  Time to take action for new beginnings.  No real crises showing up here.

April 17:  Mercury stations Retrograde.  The station point is 12 Taurus, so if you have planets near that point (or 12 Leo, Aquarius, or Scorpio) expect action in the days surrounding this retrograde point.  Why?  Because a station point is intensely powerful energy.  Even more pointedly, this time Mercury stations collides with (squares) Mars, creating the potential for angry (Mars) words (Mercury), but also for sharp (Mars) thinking (Mercury).  (It’s also sextile Pluto, just to spice up the situation with power plays.)   Your choice here.  Mercury stays retrograde until 5/11.   This is NOT a time to sign new contracts, start new projects, send out your advertising flyers–unless you were born with a retrograde Mercury yourself.

April 26:  Saturn (authority, the old way, big business & banking) is in an exact opposition (think collision) with Uranus (the new, rebellion, high tech, freedom) –again.  As it was on the day of Obama’s election, for one thing.  Which will still be in effect on….

April 28:  Full Moon at 8 Scorpio.  This lunation is in collision with Mercury and Mars and is sextile Pluto, so expect some confrontational energy from the crazies out there.  Practice FearStorm hygiene.

May 11:  Mercury stations direct at 2’40” Taurus.  Uber power here, as it harmonizes with Pluto.  Expect a very powerful message from a very powerful source.

May 13:  New Moon in Tropical Taurus… The moon “likes” Taurus–a lot.  It is stable there (and stubborn), and this lunation collides with Mars (action?  anger?) but harmonizes (sextile) with the most generous Jupiter and with responsible Saturn (trine).    The start of something solid and reasonable?

May 27:  This Full moon at 6’33” Sagittarius isn’t particularly notable except that the very next day…

May 28: Uranus (freedom, individualism, rebelliousness, “my way or the highway”) enters tropical Aries (the action principle… and what kind of action?  WHAT *I* WANT).   Tickle this with the full moon energy and remember that this brings ALL three Fearstorm planets (Pluto, Saturn, Uranus) into cardinal (action-oriented) signs, and we’ve upped the ante on acting out from folks who have little or no emotional hygiene.

May 31:  Neptune stations retrograde–the powerful degree here is 28’42” Aquarius.  And it collides with (opposition) Mars, the planet of action.  Neptune is nothing if not nebulous, so this can bring a period of delusional actions, or simply the inability to act—sometimes the impulse is there but the carry-through gets waterlogged.

Ok, that’s it for now.  Stay healthy, emotionally, physically, and spiritually!