The Community of Astrology

March 29, 2019

We are a rare community, us astrologers. We share a complete language system—the astrological language.  And we all love finding new friends who speak our astrological language. There are dialects of our language, too. Sometimes these dialects are SO distinct it may seem like we don’t share a language at all.  You can see these big dialectical differences when you compare modern western astrology to Vedic astrology, Chinese astrology, or even when Hellenistic astrology is compared to Evolutionary astrology.  As our world becomes more diverse, as we each learn about “others,” it’s important that we continue to be communities that respect and learn from others.  This includes becoming familiar with different astrological dialects.  As an astrologer who works with both Western astrology and Vedic astrology I am “translating” dialects all the time.

When you work with more than one system there is a risk of combining rules and patterns in a willy-nilly way that becomes a bit messy and a lot less precise. This can work, but it means tossing out millennia of patterns that definitely work, thereby muddying the interpretive process. Not that it can’t be done: I’ve known astrologers who put together what, in my mind, are the most bizarre combinations and come out with valid information. I think the beauty of our field is that we are working with a hologram of the actual UNIVERSE of meaning, and no matter where you stand to look at the hologram, it has a fair chance of showing you the true picture.

My approach to using two systems is to keep them separate. Yes, there are techniques that bridge both systems: Graphic ephemerides and Sabian symbols point to spots in the sky and defines circumstances by that point rather than by the zodiac used. The Moon’s point is where the Moon IS, whether you call it Taurus, Aries, or McGillicudy. And yes, there are parts to Vedic astrology that have shaped my approach to Western astrology, but a lot of that is my early introduction to Western astrology left out a lot of detail. When reading charts for clients, I go back and forth constantly. It’s possible this weird combination has to do with my early exposure to Hellenistic astrology.

In the early 90’s the astrological world was blessed by the work of Robert Hand, Robert Schmidt, and Robert Zoller who dug up (almost literally) untranslated astrological texts from the ancient world—in Greek, Latin, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew. These had never been translated into modern languages. Even the work of Hermes Trismegistus contained a lot of astrological material which was simply LEFT OUT of translations because “astrology is nonsense so why translate it.”  ARHAT and Project Hindsight started publishing translations and giving seminars on what they were learning about ancient western astrology. The problem was, they were finding text fragments that gave long lists of rules and then the fragment would end and no one knew what to do with partially discovered rules.  With time, they discovered many fragments from different writers that seemed to be part of a complete body of knowledge.  They worked on piecing the fragments together to reveal a full body of astrological knowledge that had been lost to us.  As a result, many current young astrologers are focused on ancient western astrology.

At that time, however, I was already studying Vedic astrology.  I kept seeing vague parallels to the interpretive patterns of Vedic astrology in these ancient western fragments. Feelings were floating around in my body that I might well have been a Greek astrologer at the time, sometime in 300BC-200AD, when eastern and western techniques first “met” each other, and the West was fascinated by the learning of the East and the East also learned from the West.  I knew this was home territory for me, but I also knew my love was the PRACTICE of counseling astrology, and at that time there wasn’t enough information for the ancient western stuff to be useful in practice. With five planets in earth signs, my system had to be useful, so my focus would have to be on the Vedic tradition which, though ancient and in need of re-interpretation for modern western cultures, still existed intact. So I kept my ear open for the ancient rediscoveries, subscribed to the Project Hindsight translations and workshops, and practiced Vedic and Western astrology. 

To see how Western astrology changes relate to changes in Vedic astrology, look at the work of the brilliant Indian astrologer, and teacher K.N. Rao. Rao has spent his astrological career testing out old rules against current circumstances and updating out-of-time interpretations. In Rao’s astrology a certain combination no longer makes you the “owner of 10,000 elephants”.  It makes you a very wealthy person. And the pattern that used to say “prostitute” is now found in the charts of many upright actors and actresses who “sell their bodies to the public” by playing heroes and villains on screen. So the Vedic tradition has rules that hold true if you take into account the culture and attitudes of the times. The changes have to do with updating conclusions to relate to the modern culture rather than losing whole bodies of techniques and then discovering fragments and figuring things out from scratch.

Western astrology has had a very different past. Western astrology has been lost and found innumerable times in the past 2000 years. Contributing to the confusion and astrological changes of THESE times, we notice a funny thing happened to astrology in last 150 years. In the late 1800’s Alan Leo, deciding astrology was too complex for the masses, introduced Sun Sign astrology, seeding the ubiquitous “Astrology [Sun Sign] Columns” in public newspapers and magazines today and creating a huge rise in popularity of astrology. Before that time, astrologers were not even part of general awareness. In the first half of the 20th century, new astrologers entered the field with a primary awareness of Sun signs. Works published in the early 20th century were still using techniques which were almost entirely lost to astrologers who discovered the field after Alan Leo’s work

This difference of astrological continuity is, in my opinion, the biggest difference between western and Vedic astrology. Western astrology wasn’t concerned about turning “elephants” into “wealth” because we forgot all about “elephants”. But each re-discovery of Western astrology incorporates current world understandings into astrological science.  Sun sign astrology came along at about the time Freud’s work entered the world. It was active when Carl Jung started using astrology in his analytical work with clients. Sun sign astrology based ALL planetary positions on Sun sign interpretation. If you have Venus in Aries, just apply all the Sun sign Aries traits to the subject of Love and Money. If you have Mars in Capricorn, just apply all the Sun sign traits of Capricorn to Action, Energy, Anger… and so on.  There’s nothing inherently incorrect about this, but it meant folks were doing astrology without any other techniques, therefore leaving a lot of gaps of details and understanding.

Thanks to Freud, Jung, Adler, Charles Tart and others, the whole field of psychology and later transpersonal psychology seeped into and began filling the cracks and crevices in the incomplete Sun-sign astrological system. Late 20th century astrologers found astrology to be a microscope onto the psychological and spiritual development of individuals.  How brilliant!  And this developed because of a lack of specific techniques. 

Then astrological trends continued for another step and declared predictive astrology to be Wrong, both morally and practically, because “people can always transcend their astrological fate and astrologers shouldn’t make people feel they have no choices.” People using predictive astrology were now seen as fatalistic and backward-thinking. 

Obviously, there’s stuff left out here. If astrology teaches us anything, it’s that the world doesn’t work when we think This OR That.  It works when we see This AND That. Fate OR Free will?  Rather Fate AND Free will!

People can change their fate IF they know how to handle correctly the energy fields they find themselves in. One WILL find themselves in difficult energy situations. Free will is in what you DO there.  For instance, most young people faced with a Pluto challenge fight it until the situation gets really ugly.  Most people would be aided by an astrologer’s advice on how to surrender to the energies of Pluto, etc. etc.  But one doesn’t NEED an astrologer to do this.

My youngest brother, David is a neurologist, with no interest in or use for weird things like astrology. So I kept my mouth shut for years, knowing I’d otherwise be thrown out of the conversation. I did wonder when Pluto in Sag would be squaring his Gemini Sun. He was in med school at the time. So after he was out of med school and in practice—and a bit mellowed–I asked him what happened that year. I suggested that someone who had more power than he was standing in his way in a manner that could have damaged his career. He said there was nothing bad that happened, but that his adviser and research director had something against ANY idea that he proposed. He knew what he wanted to do for a research project and knew that the advisor would oppose it just because David asked for it, so he talked with a friend. The friend was another student that the advisor just loved. David asked his friend to suggest this would be a good idea for research but it would be an awful project….. so why don’t you get David to do it.  Result: my brother got the project he wanted!  Without astrology—but he used the correct technique to overcome the Pluto problem.

Those who say we can overcome the disasters of difficult transits are correct, but you can’t do it without knowing something, either instinctively or astrologically.

One reason I believe late 20th century western astrologers backed off from predictions is because not all predictions are about good things. How do you tell someone their daughter will be in a terrible accident in early March?  How do you leave it out?  My life changed when I discovered the remedies of Vedic astrology.

One thing that changed is that instead of being afraid to tell a client of a difficult future energy system, I can now tell them what could happen if they don’t do remedies and what might happen if they do remedies. The feedback from this is marvelous, and there’s no longer the problem of seeing something bad and trying to decide whether or not to warn someone. There are arguments that doing remedies is to put something other than yourself in control over your life, and that we have the power to change things ourselves and shouldn’t “give our power over” to remedies. Saints and wise men and women may instinctively adjust to difficult energy systems, but most people don’t fall in that category. Some of these saints and wise-persons, demonstrating how astrology doesn’t control them, have deliberately chosen awful dates to start some enterprise that ends up being successful. I’d bet they knew systems to remedy the planetary difficulties! Sharing remedy systems that allow a person to change their fate allows everyday people to get a glimpse of Life on the Wise Side.

Another of the basic questions about Vedic “vs.” western astrology is about the sidereal vs. tropical zodiac.  There is about 24 degrees of difference between the two zodiacs, so 4/5’s of any western sign will be the previous sign in Jyotish.  If your western Sun is around 24 degrees or later, you’ll keep your same sun sign. People are always saying stuff like “but I’m CLEARLY an Aries and not at all a Pisces, of all things!” The answer is that Aries and Pisces don’t have the western personality characteristics you’re thinking of. These are two totally different interpretation systems. Vedic astrologers are more interested in what HOUSE a planet is in and where is the dispositor (e.g., for the Pisces Sun, where is Jupiter? What sign? What house?) In Jyotish (Vedic astrology) the answer to what sign you are will be totally unrelated to the Sun and unrelated to SIGNS. It will be the Nakshatra, or lunar mansion, of the Moon. An Indian who is asked “what’s your astrological sign?” will answer with the name of the Nakshatra. The Moon has 27 lunar mansions, and these are the “signs” associated with personality characteristics. The basic interpretation system in Jyotish starts with planetary house/sign/Nakshatra placements and with dispositors’ house/sign/Nakshatras (well, also aspects, which are different, too).

And of course there’s the Fate vs Free Will question. Late 20th century Western astrology stresses free will over everything, but everyone has had certain experiences in life that definitely feel like Fate. Indian astrology offers answers to these questions, too. There are some things that are SO strongly indicated in a chart that they are part of what is called “fixed karma”. Out of 24 ways of determining whether or not a person will have children, 23 of them, in my chart, are flat out “no” answers. One says it might happen if I try real hard with a lot of technical help. Despite having wanted children for several decades and doing what I could to get pregnant, it never happened. When I discovered this pattern in my forties I was relieved to be able to follow astrology without worrying about supporting a child.  Other kinds of karma give more choice. And remedies can change the situation UNLESS the Karma is fixed.  (They can help emotionally even when the karma IS fixed.) When you combine the contemporary psycho-spiritual awareness of the western chart with the fate-free-will answers of the Indian chart, one can have a much clearer idea of what is possible and what we must prepare to accept (or, learn to love).

Modern western culture tends to suggest that we should be in charge of everything in our lives. Carl Jung said the key to happiness is to “love what IS”.  To think we are the ultimate decider of everything in our lives is, to my mind, an inappropriate arrogance. None of us are autonomous. We are part of a large system in which all parts interact and affect the others. We are all subject to outside circumstances. We may have decided to enter life in a difficult family, during a long-lasting war, in a land where climate change forces life changes, where a loved-one dies prematurely. Once that first decision is made our freedom is in how we respond to these situations. We can own our own power, but we can’t claim the power of the gods, or Fate itself.  It’s helpful to know the difference. Seeing how the interpretive insights of the two major astrological systems overlap and interact adds to one’s ability to see the big picture.

So using both Western and Vedic astrology gives us both history and contemporary views on life and how it works for us. It gives us opportunities to make the most of any situation and allows us to see precisely what energy systems we’re living in. In future articles we’ll cover more specific technique-related examples of how these systems work together.


Anne Beversdorf is a practicing astrologer in Texas, with clients around the world. In her 26+ years as an astrologer she has read 18,000-20,000 charts. Anne is also the founding librarian for the Alexandria iBase Project’s Astro-Catalog and author of the book Vedic Secrets to Happiness, (available on Amazon) a highly praised book of Vedic astrological remedies reverse-engineered so anyone can figure out what remedies to use. She has recently been awarded the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who in the World, where she’s been listed for 30 years. Anne always welcomes new clients. [email protected];

Gravitational Tsunami Hits Earth

December 8, 2016

  Thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson for this story. Here’s the short version, with my comments. ….   TWO BILLION years ago, two black holes collided. This collision put out enough energy to light ALL the stars in the universe at that time, and sent out a gravitational wave traveling at the speed of light throughout the entire universe. At this time earth existed, as part of our solar system, and life had evolved to the point of microbes. Fast forward to fish, amphibians, dinosaurs, life extinction events, mammals, primates, homo-sapiens…  Einstein… 
     In 1915 Einstein published the special theory of relativity. In 1916 he posited the creation of laser tools that concentrated light energy for use by cosmic researchers. In 1916 he also added a gravitational addendum to the relativity theory positing that Two Billion Years ago two black holes collided, sending out gravitational waves that would travel throughout the entire universe at the speed of light. As the wave passes through objects in the universe it shrinks and then expands them physically. This is measurable: the wave hitting the earth contracts and expands earth by the diameter of a single atom.  At a time when we can measure NO effects from astrological planets and fixed stars, this is a startlingly large measurement. We could call this a TSUNAMI gravitational wave.  
      In 2016 astrophysicists utilized a laser-light tool, that measured, in 2016, this gravitational wave hitting earth in the spring of 2016. Yes, 2016: the year of Brexit, Trump, the CUBS winning the World Series, etc.  What else happens in a Tsunami? stuff is dredged up from the depths of the under-realms and is dragged across everything in its path. And it keeps rolling.  This creates changes of unprecedented nature. It tears down everything in its path, creating space for new waves of development, growth, innovation.
Many people on both sides of the political landscape recognize that ‘the system is broken’. News has become news-porn—fake stories showing up as real in places where that has never happened before, sucking concerned readers into spending their time and energy following ShockNewsPorn. Reliable sources suddenly repeating rumors (even Wash. Post headlining “Trump sold all stock market shares last June”) without research, evidence, and apparently without responsibility. 
Thank you to Pope Francis for saying following this stuff is coprophagia (literally “shit-eating”!).

    We are in a period of change. Gravity waves aren’t singular. Like a pebble tossed in a pond, the impact sets out a series of waves.  It’s taken most of 2,000,000,000 years for the first measurable one to reach us. There will be more waves, and each time we will dredge up more of the downside to replace the upside, and then churn it back around again. The dredges of the depths don’t live long in the light. There will be more change. Get used to it.
We are here now to midwife the changes to a new earth. We are here now for a reason. Avoiding coprophagia and panic, and spiritually connecting the golden net of support between all living beings is part of our work at this time. We have much greater inner support than we ever suspected.  


Dental Enlightenment

April 27, 2016

I’m not gonna say how MANY years it’s been since I’d seen a dentist. Finally did though, and was pleased to have NO cavities, but I did need an old one replaced and some “deep cleaning” done. Now, I’m completely terrified of dentistry, so the only way I can get through it is bring my music and earplugs and ask for gas, the hope being is that I can lose myself in the music. Once in a while more happens.

This was one of those times. I’m beginning to realize that much of what I experienced simply can’t be shared–it was beyond linear mind. Lots was happening at the same time, and all of it was connected. Two concepts downloaded strongly enough that I can apply language to them, and one affected the way I interact with the world outside me–so I’m sharing these with you:

1. Consciousness is everywhere, and is exquisite in every form. I used to think that there were levels of consciousness–as in, people had more or ‘better’ consciousness and animals somewhat less and plants have just a little bit. What I was seeing is that EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE is conscious, and that level of consciousness is absolutely exquisite. A rock receiving drops of water is exquisitely (and obviously non-verbally, non emotionally–in human terms) conscious of the soaking water shifting its essence. Sand is exquisitely conscious of our footsteps. The difference isn’t how conscious they are, but what they are conscious OF–and whatever they are conscious of, it seems (and in fact IS) infinite. Linking the universe is the one thing that everything in the universe is conscious of: Loving Goodwill.
As we interact with nature, the world outside ourselves and other people, we can affect their experience profoundly by treating everything with personal, loving goodwill. When I kick the rock off the sidewalk so folks don’t turn their ankle, I do it with goodwill for all. The consciousness of the rock matches that loving goodwill and the unexpected movement is a move toward good. I interrupted the dentist at this point and asked her to write down “Rocks, earthquakes and Love.”

2. The next words I asked her to write down were “Love puts the balance on everything.” I was noticing I would move my mouth and then notice she was saying something to me, and THEN I realized she was asking me to move my mouth. I couldn’t hear her over the music, but my body responded as if I did even before I was aware of her communication. I watched this happen for a while and then realized two things–1. that since we were both people of kindness and goodwill the communication was automatic. My attempt to make the process easier for her AND me made me physically receptive to her requests and 2. I could stop worrying about what she was saying because my body was handling that for me. (WOW–I could just pay attention to my ‘trip’ and trust my body to take care of itself!). The concept of loving goodwill also means that we must treat ourselves with loving goodwill, and when something feels wrong in our body we must adjust in a way that allows us to blend non-confrontationally with All-That-Is. (Hmm… so we’re to fight Illness with love–not destructiveness!)

3. … and then, over the past few days, I realized something else: This newly recognized ability to trust my body even when I had no words to hear or other info, and realizing my body was doing exactly what the dentist wanted me to do makes me realize how often my body is sending me messages I ignore because my brain has another idea. I have started responding to my body as a loving carrier of messages. When I feel “icky” about something I am responding to the “ickiness” instead of some idea that I “should” follow through on it. It seems to be making my life run more smoothly. Very interesting :-).


Non-sequitor interview

January 5, 2016

Yes, the interview is with me. The interviewer is Jeremy Vaeni who hosts The Experience podcast through Whitley Streiber’s brilliant website  Jeremy had asked if any listeners had unusual experiences with Time… so I responded.  The result is this interview, which deals with past lives, dimensionality, the One-ness that is hidden by our idea of time…  not my usual topics, but I hope you’ll find it interesting.

What Makes Astrology Work???

May 27, 2015

This is one of astrology’s really BIG questions, and the truth is, no one has offered an answer that makes sense. At the root of the problem is the distance between western science and ancient “knowing”. Science was hailed as an advance over “knowing” because it offered replicable proofs of concepts, but its weakness is that it only values proofs that can be quantified or held in the hand. One of the results is that science seems to have forgotten that things can exist that they haven’t yet figured out. And astrology is one of those things.
   In some ways, astrology is like other means of divination, Tarot, dowsing, omenology, psychic abilities and other forms of reading Truth from the world around us. The confusing difference is that astrologers aren’t necessarily psychic at all, and spend lots of time mathematically calculating charts with lots of emphasis spent on things like accurate birth times. So while astrology seeks to see within and without, it’s neither psychic nor science.
But there is a profound truth that connects all forms of “knowingness.” In fact, this truth connects EVERYthing, and this truth is that ALL IS CONNECTED. This is what the word “holism” is ultimately about–and notice the relationship of the word “holism” to “holy.”  Truly, All is One, and furthermore, we really CAN see the whole in any of the parts.  Physicist Nassim Haramein recently was awarded Best Paper in the International Physics Conference for proving this mathematically.  His thesis is that the world is indeed like a hologram, and each fragment of a hologram–or our universe–contains all the information of the whole.
How does this relate to divination? If All is indeed One, and we are all as connected as a Haramein says, close observation of anything in our universe can answer questions about the whole. Tarot can, dowsing can, birds on a wire can, an unmediated mind that is connected to the ALL without personal prejudice can. All these are connected to All That Is and are therefore directly connected to everything that is happening. Obviously, it takes some skill to read this kind of information, but it is available to anyone.
But astrology offers us two huge advantages in this effort to know everything. One is that it has been in use for a long time, with systems that require much knowledge but not necessarily psychic abilities.  So one can learn to do this, while psychic abilities are sometimes less easy to learn. The other advantage for astrology is even bigger.
In other divination systems, the patterns of the NOW can tell us about the Now. Anything happening in the NOW reflects on everything else in the NOW. On the other hand, the Sun, Moon and planets have been in our sky for billions of years and will be for the unforeseen future. At each moment, they are part of All That Is, and reflect elements of time. And because of long millenia of observation and the development of ephemerides (tables showing the position of planets on any day in the past, present, or future) we have a view of “now” that can be seen for any time. With skill, an astrologer can see outlines of patterns that existed in the past or that will exist in the future.
Furthermore, becoming aware of All That Is, reflected in the positions of the planets of the past, present, and future, seems to aid astrologers in their ability to psychically blend into the patterns they see. I believe it’s a slight lifting of the veils that keep us thinking we live alone, isolated in a material world without connection or ensoulment.  In fact, we are all part of the Soul of All That Is.
Old spiritual tales tell us that God, in her infinity, recognized her aloneness and wanted others to learn from and to share in the majesty of creation.  So she sent out droplets of her soul into the universe that became human beings, animals, plants, rivers, mountains, planets, solar systems…  and each of these souls has experiences that enlarge God’s knowledge of creation. We all have a part in this, and we are all a participant in this. By seeing our holism, our holy connection to everything, our view expands.
To me, the tools of astrology have taught me that I am a part of ALL, and that all my clients are expressions of God. It has taught me to better read the conditions of the holy holism that I live in. And astrology has taught me to see that whatever the temporary conditions of the “now”, the conditions of the whole are no less than the soul of God, and therefore loving, kind, and good.

Responses to March Experiences

March 15, 2015

This month is hitting a lot of triggers for people.  First–thanks to those of you who sent the NASA newsletter about a big Solar Flare hitting us the 11th-12th and knocking out a few global computer systems.  Just inconvenience, but a direct predictive hit.

Some folks were freaked about the earth-related predictions I made.  I wasn’t freaked when I wrote that–earthquakes happen all over the world all the time, as do volcanoes and other events–even huge fires.  And BIG ones happen fairly regularly.  I didn’t intend to suggest that the event would be so big the whole globe would experience it, but I think we’ve still got something coming that we’ll all be aware of and, therefore, feeling.

The BIG theme for this month is the feeling of death.  Whenever feelings of death start overwhelming people, they tend to become frightened, and tend to want to shut down those feelings.  But we’re dealing with Pluto here.  Pluto is about symbolic death and rebirth, and if we resist Pluto’s “death” we are resisting the rebirth, and that’s when Pluto moves from symbolism to real things.  It’s VERY important to acknowledge the feeling of death.  Pluto demands that some part of our identity die.  It’s saying something we identify with very strongly is actually holding us back, but to let that go we have to drop some part of our personal sense of self, too–and that’s the thing that’s hard to do.

Another thing that can make letting go of what’s ready to go more difficult is we don’t always know what’s going to replace it.  We don’t know what’s coming.  Sometimes, in fact, we don’t know for sure what it is we are being asked to release.

The only process I’ve found to work for this goes as follows:

1.  Allow feelings of death and/or loss to overwhelm you for a while–a few minute maybe, or an hour.  Whenever they come up, allow them to move through you, watching the feelings, looking for clues, and telling yourself that this is OK, it’s part of processing deep change.  (It is NOT about aging, or your own imminent death or the death of loved ones unless this is an obvious ongoing part of your life at this time.)

2.  Use a mental mantra or prayer that goes something like this:  “I am willing to let go of whatever must be released. I surrender my will to a higher will to guide me through this shift.  I open myself to new delights to replace old patterns.”

And repeat.  Shampoo, rinse, repeat.  That’s it!

Astro-Guide to Gift-Selection

December 1, 2014

 Astrologer’s Guide to Gift Selection

The very best way to figure out what gift someone will like is to base it on their Venus sign. Venus represents what we value and what we love

If you need help determining the Venus sign of friends and relatives, contact me here by email.  The first 5 request will be free (3 names each). Later requests will be $10 for 3 lookups, which we can handle by credit card, paypal, or the DONATE button on my website in the newsletter.

Venus in Aries This person loves ACTION, so tickets to any adventure will thrill.  Rollercoaster rides of any sort, ski trips (or lessons), roller blades, fireplace tools will work, too, or firecrackers for New Years’ Eve.  They also like starting things, preferably with power tools, which make great gifts if you’ve got some other way to finish the project., but knowing a Venus sign isn’t a matter of just looking up a birthdate on a calendar.
Venus in Taurus is sensual. These folks like to be surrounded by soft fabrics–velvet, cashmere (no itchy wool please). They love rich foods and creamy desserts. Delicately scented candles, soothing essential oils, the very best single malt whiskey or highly rated wine, massages, a full bubble-bath kit, these will all tickle the fancy of Venus in Taurus.
Venus in Gemini loves variety, ideas, and social encounters.  Encyclopedias of trivia–especially about one of their favorite topics; teaching an older Gemini how to use Facebook; a bunch of mystery novels; a new smart-phone or a music/radio/mp3 device; or a grab-bag of many small and clever items will thrill a Gemini person.  You could also throw in a day-trip to a great dinner theatre.
Venus in Cancer loves to snuggle. These are sentimental people who will respond to a snuggly couch-blanket, a hot chocolate kit and, if you’re intimate, a “coupon” for a gentle personal massage. Many Cancers like cookbooks, comfy items for the home (a sofa pillow with a sentimental message), and a gathering of the clan.
Venus in Leo loves drama–but mainly if they’re the star of it, so contrive to let them show off.  They want to be seen with someone dressed to the nines, and a flashy-but-classy item of clothing for them is not out of place. Tickets to the ball of the season, a must-see concert, or a noticeable piece of jewelry, all delivered with heaps of praise will go over well. If you really want to win their heart, ask them to tell a favorite story in front of the crowd.
Venus in Virgo loves detail.  A collection of interesting boxes, small to large; a grab-bag of clever and varied office supplies (Virgo Venus always loves office supply stores), a library card if they don’t have one, boxes of beautiful note cards, a gift certificate to a bookstore that also sells cards or reading accessories will make Virgo Venus feel loved and appreciated.  (Click here for more.)
Venus in Libra loves beauty, grace. and harmony.  Beautiful silk scarves or neckties; dinner in an elegantly appointed restaurant, tickets to an event in a beautifully designed venue, books on design and style, or on graceful manners.  Whatever the gift, wrap it with style.  Presentation is everything.  A gift certificate should be in an elegant envelope with a bow tied around it (no stick-on bows, please).  Whatever you give in a beautiful package will be that much more appreciated. .
Venus in Scorpio is sometimes tricky, as they keep their preferences secret.  In fact, a book or movie of “secrets”, or material on the occult or conspiracy theories might appeal. They’ll like detective stories, experiences that may be frightening but offer transcendence (scary movies with a redeeming point to make), stories of true experiences of the paranormal or supernatural; transpersonal “depth” psychology. Touch Venus in Scorpios in a deep way, guide them to face and overcome fears, and you’ll have a friend for life.
Venus in Sagittarius loves to spread its wings. Knowledge, philosophy, travel and more travel will crank their engine.  Take this Venus to a travel agent and watch love happen.  Clever travel devices to make trips easier, short-wave radios, shows that feature foreign culture, tickets to a college public lecture, a behind-the-scenes tour of a TV news outlet will make Venus in Sagittarius’ heart soar. And I almost forgot: If this person has a favorite sports team, tickets will be a sure winner.
Venus in Capricorn wants value and status. Give them a high-status item–a designer-brand watch or fancy writing instrument, scarf, necktie, or accessory. The key is the status-value.  For gift-givers on small budgets, a tin of caviar or truffle-flavored spread with a nice bottle of champagne will accomplish the same thing.  For a Venus in Capricorn with a fiery sun or moon sign, take them rock-climbing. The Capricorn mountain goat is a CLIMBER, so whether it’s gaining prestige among peers or climbing a mountain, they will feel seen and valued.
Venus in Aquarius loves something DIFFERENT: techie, too. A clever new electronic device, anything quirky and distinctive to wear or display on their desk, home, or yard; any kind of breakthrough technology tool, be it water or air filters or an energetic healing device, even a calendar of Escher prints will tickle this person’s cool button. Rube Goldberg devices are sure to bring out their mischievous smiles.
Venus in Pisces loves sentiment and magic.  Their own copy of Robin Williams’ What Dreams May Come, season tickets to their favorite music venue, a set of movie passes all fit one part of this personality. Anything that shows how you and this person SHARE an interest will make Venus in Pisces people feel cherished.  Be gentle with this soul–they appreciate friends and lovers more than you realize and it makes them happy to put you on a pedestal, so be your shiny-polished and loving self and they’ll be happiest of all.


Norma at 90

November 6, 2014

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Sept 9, 2014



I only hope I’m as “with-it” in mind/body/spirit at her age.  Or heck, I hope I’m even Here!  She can still outrun and often out-think any of us.  (She explains that with vertigo she can’t walk slowly or she falls over, but she can run!) She and her husband of 2 years are both hale and happy together.  The whole family showed up to celebrate–both sides–hers and his, and there were no less than FIVE parties celebrating the acknowledged “Queen of Meadowood”.

Beyond Death

October 15, 2014

4. Beyond the Body (aka Beyond Death)

Turkey I recall a time when someone told me “astrology can’t work for me because ‘I’ wasn’t born when my body was born.  I’m a ‘walk-in'”.
She was telling me that the soul that came with her body left, (in what appears to be a death) and her soul took over the body at that point, so she wasn’t “born” with the body.
I didn’t argue with her.  I could see she was invested in her viewpoint and I didn’t need to make a point.  But I can now.
Astrology speaks to the conditions of the physical world.  When a body is born, that BODY is part of the physical world and is affected by the physical world, including the astrology when the body was born.  A so-called  ‘walk-in’ must agree to step into the fate of the body they were about to inhabit. The soul must adjust to the conditions of the body.
Swami Rama, an Oxford educated spiritual master, talks about this in his book Living with the Himalayan Masters.  Swami Rama lived with cave-dwelling swamis from the age of six until college, honoring a promise made by his parents.  He recounts a visit with his teachers after graduating Oxford.  There had been a terrible flood, and dead animals and humans were seen in the raging river that they were about to cross.  One very elderly teacher said “Excuse me a minute” and jumped into the river.  A few minutes later, a young handsome man walked out of the river and picked up the conversation where they’d left off.  Swami Rama questioned him–was he still the revered teacher in a different body?  The answer was “my old body was pretty worn out and I’ve still got a lot to do.”  (Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama)
Ohm Seti also experienced this, as described in the book The Search for Ohm Seti. Born in England in the late 19th or early 20th century (my memory needs a refresh), she fell down some steep stairs and apparently died at age 4.  The family doctor pronounced her dead before she got up again and appeared to be fine.  But from that day on, she was obsessed by Egypt, demanding to spend days and days at the Egyptology museums in London and learning the language of heiroglyphs.  She was convinced she was the soul of a beloved mistress of Seti, an Egyptian pharoah.  Her “memories” of the land, buildings, geography, and customs have been invaluable to archeologists and historians in locating and interpreting excavation sites.
When the physical body of someone we loves dies, we suffer a physical loss.  Even while we know the spirit lives on, most of us are unable to communicate with that spirit and NONE of us are able to give and receive hugs and physical comfort with the spirit.  The physical loss is great, and always brings questions about what we might find beyond the threshold of death.
SO–I promised you a bibliography, and here it is:

Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton;    In this book, psychologist Michael Newton continues to map the picture of the “between lives” period that he began in Journey of Souls.  While the first book was more the geography and mapping feature, Destiny shows the decisions we make between lives that help us see the Meaning of our lives, and helps us understand the kinds of decisions we make before we even enter this life.  In a similar vein, you might want to read the works of Raymond Moody including his book with Elizabeth Kubler Ross:  Life after Life.

Proof of Heaven:  A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eban Alexander.   In this book Alexander not only recounts the details of his profound experiences during a period in which he was in a coma and virtually braindead from an overwhelming brain infection.  He also explores, with the help of other medical specialists, all the scientific and rational explanations that might say his experience was an artifact of his disease or medication.  This is a powerful testimony to the power of spirit, written by someone who still lives in the rational scientific world, and manages to explain his knowledge of both to his lucky readers.

The Map of Heaven (second book by Eban Alexander)  In some ways even better than the first.  He goes through many philosophical traditions and the collected reports of many others who have “been there” to make the case that we are part of a vastness of love that we can only barely begin to imagine.

The Search for Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein.   This un-put-downable book details the research into the roots of the tale of a young woman who remembers a life hundreds of years ago in Ireland more than she remembers her life today.  Originally written in 1956, it’s been reissued many times.  A fascinating tale.

The Search for Om Sety by Jonathan Cott and Hanny el Zeini.  This is a more recent book and one with more profound impact on the scientific world.  This book recounts the life experiences of an Englishwoman who believes herself to be the reincarnation of the true-love of a great Egyptian Pharoah.  It’s a paranormal story, a love story (he physically reappears to her frequently and they continue their deep love affair), and a story of archaeology.  Om Sety (as she called herself, following the tradition of naming oneself after one’s spouse) understands the physical layout and cultural meaning of many of Egypt’s ancient monuments, and made significant archeological contributions as she explained to archeologists where to find specific temples and the meanings of architectural symbols as they related to practices in the temples and other buildings.  Her contributions to Egyptian archeology are considered to be vital and fundamental.

There are many many other books on these topics, but if you’re just now turning in this direction I can’t recommend any more than these.


Astrology, Archetypes and the Soul of the Cosmos

April 13, 2014

Lecture at the Astrological Society of Austin, March, 2012

Barbara MacLeod on Mayan 2012 (etc.)

December 10, 2012

This is the lecture you’ve been waiting for.  Barbara MacLeod discusses the research that reveals what the ancient Mayans really thought about all this end-of-era stuff.


Essene Retreat Conf Lectures: Embracing Self.

October 12, 2012

This annual conference has an uncanny ability to set a theme that the universe conspires to follow in the entire two-day meeting.  The presenter and attendants all seem to leave ego issues at home, and the result is an intimate group who participates together in a beautiful growth experience.

I gave a lecture in two parts:  The first was Embracing Self, and the second wasRemoving Impediments.

The links to these lectures are HERE.

September 2012 Newsletter

September 13, 2012

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September 2012  

Issue 31; 2012.5

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It’s here–the second exact (degree, minute, second) square of Uranus and Pluto.  It’s this month.  There’s no point in telling you the exact day (it’s the 19th), as the degrees will be square all month, creating frustration, the need for freedom, being faced with implacable power or events we can’t control.  Expect sudden breakouts and breakthroughs, including earthquakes, explosions of anger, and possibly violence on the world scene.  This is the second of seven exact squares we’ll experience through 2015.  The relief of long-desired changes won’t really show up til after that.On the local front, we’ve got four news items to share here.1. An interview with me from Chuck and Karen Robison of What If It Really Works.  As usual, their questions are probing and demanding.  Yes, it’s about my new book, Vedic Secrets to Happiness. While you’re there DO NOT MISS their amazing interviews with Bruce Lipton, Joseph Chilton Pierce, John Huston, Dean Radin, the producers of the movie Thrive, and other amazing, brilliant and creative thinkers.

2. Art Show opening.  The Diocese of Austin will have a party on Sept. 13, but the show will be up til February.  I have several tapestries in this show that represent the visions of Hildegard of Bingen (who was recently canonized by the Catholic Church and will become the 34th person EVER given the title “Doctor of the Church” this October).

3. Great Esoteric Conference in CA.  I’ll be speaking.  You are invited!

4. More Sweet Words to encourage you to call me for a consultation!

5. THE SMILE!  I visited my nephew (and his parents!) this month.  Here’s my favorite pic!

1.  Video Interview with What-If-It-Really-Works (and me) 

 Anne Beversdorf – Vedic Secrets to Happiness


Life’s Handbook

To Help you Improve the Good Stuff in Life 

And Reduce the Messes 

by Anne Beversdorf 

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Anne Beversdorf – Vedic Secrets to Happiness

THIS is the book that offers easy and free

remedies to all of life’s problems (YES), and tools to figure out which remedies to use.


While you’re at this You Tube site, be SURE to check out the videos with famous scientists, philosophers and world-shapers.  This site is a treasure!

2. Austin Diocese Gallery Show Opening Thu, Sept 13 2012
5:30-7:30 pm
6225 Hwy 290
Austin, Texas
Food, Art, Blessings from the Bishop.

This is a BIG year for Hildegard of Bingen.  She was canonized this May, and in Oct she will be the 34th person EVER to be named “Doctor of The Church”.  I have 5 works in this show, and 4 of them were inspired by Hildegard’s Visions.  The one here is “Souls Rise and Fall (as Stars)”.
If you’re near Austin, I hope you can come!


3. Cool Conference in California:

The Unfolding Story of Creation 

–What’s your Soul’s Purpose?
–your Heart’s Desire? 

How do you contribute to the whole? 

The 2012 Esoteric Conference in Valley Center, CA (near San Diego).  Oct 6-7. 

I’ll be one of the featured speakers at this conference and would love to see you.

The conference includes vegetarian meals, lectures and mini-lectures, music, nature walks, sacred fires, workshops and an intimate connection with others in the amazing sacred space of Prayers for Peace Park in Pamoosa Valley.

For more information or to register, contact the Essene Retreat; 760 749 9344, or 760 749 3489.


4. What People are Saying, OR Sweet Words about Anne.  “Anne’s knowledge and integration of several systems of astrology create a great foundation for accessing life processes and decision making. Her use of metaphorical stories intertwined with practical implications make a great addition to the written materials she also provides for your later study. Professionalism abounds and she can tailor a suitable reading for you with all her resources. Highly, highly recommend Anne.” Susan Reynolds, June 26, 2012
5. William’s Smiles

This September I was able to travel to Missouri to see my new nephew for the first time.  Here’s what I found when I got there:

This is the baby who was born at 4 months last January, weighing barely over a pound. He’s doing great–and I enjoyed the smiles and his newly developed Babbling! Thanks, Dave and Shelley!

8. Audio Mantras –Now available on my website!I’ve finally recorded and uploaded a series of Mantras to my web site.  If you are interested in astrological remedies, you can find planetary mantras at my website under “Astro-Remedies” and then selecting the planet whose mantra you’re seeking.  A full page of long mantra links can be found HERE.  Words are included.My most-frequently used mantra is the Mrityunjaya Mantra.  You can listen to it, and to any of the others at the link above.  Thank you, Ricia Doren, for the Ganapati Mantra audio!
 9. Vedic Secrets to Happiness:  Life’s Handbook

    To Help You Improve the Good Stuff and Reduce the Messes

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When our life is off-balance, we forget our goals.  From improving moods to saving the life of a micro-preemie baby, these remedies can apply to any area of life. Learn how in Vedic Secrets to Happiness. (Click here to read more.)


300 pages of examples, self-assessment tools, detailed activity sheets and index to help you get started immediately.  RETAIL:  $22.95  ($18.95 with discount)

Contact Anne for 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.
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I have known Anne Beversdorf since 2003. She is an accomplished astrologer with 20 years experience. She says she has read some 14,000 charts and credits time spent at StarScroll 800 as a telephone astrologer for sharpening her skills. She is accomplished with both Western and Vedic astrology, having studied with Hart de Fouw and K.N. Rao, two of the leading Vedic astrologers. Anne has written for The Mountain Astrologer, as well as for many other journals and newsletters, including her own. She has given seminars in the US and abroad. She is the author of Vedic Secrets to Happiness, which at the moment is on my desk. Anne Beversdorf is, in sum, one of the outstanding astrologers of the present day. From long experience, she is sensitive to the needs of her clients, offering insights into psychological blind spots, as well as effective astrological remedies and useful predictive analysis.

Since 1993, I have run the Astrology Center of America, which, since 1996 has been on-line as I have long been the nation’s leading astrological bookstore. Since 2002 I have published books under Astrology Classics, which now number nearly 50 titles. Since I first got into astrology as a profession in 1986, I have met most of the leading astrologers of the day. I am pleased to count Anne Beversdorf not only as an outstanding astrologer, but also as a personal friend.



IONS Lecture: Growing Young

June 17, 2012

Dr. Marcus Gitterle gave an inspiring and VERY informative lecture to the IONS Austin group this June.  Prepare to have old concepts blown out of the water!   This was fabulous.

Click here to listen

Vedic Remedies: Lecture Podcast

May 30, 2012

When life gives you lemons, is there an option other than Lemonade?  Yes.  There is.  This lecture illustrates the effectiveness of using Vedic life remedies to enhance our journey through life.  I compare our life experience to going through the grocery store using a cart with a wobbly wheel.  It takes so much effort to avoid crashing into things that we forget our purpose and the journey becomes a struggle.  Vedic life remedies metaphorically repair the wobbly wheels in our lives.

The remedies are based on ancient principles from the Vedas, with specifics updated for modern western lifestyles.

Lecture for United Astrology Congress, New Orleans, 2012

Anne Beversdorf

This conversational lecture got great reviews.  It’s about principles of remedy systems and how to improve one’s life with remedies based on Vedic principles.


April 2012 Newsletter

April 4, 2012

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Apr 2012   Issue 29; 2012..3
In This Issue
1. NEW BOOK Pre-order Offer
2. Invitation to Art Opening
3. Invitation to UAC
4. Retrograde Updates
5. Accents and Elements Gallery
6. Baby Update
7. Audio Mantras (mp3)
8. Astro-Remedies for Tough Times.–Ebook
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For nearly 20 years I’ve been working on a book that will allow anyone to use the Vedic Planetary Remedies to improve life.  Finally it’s done.   See below for more!  (And see #6 Baby Update for an immediate real-life example.)


2. Another Art Opening–You’re invited.


3. United Astrology Congress:  Presentation


4. Retrograde update (Mars, Mercury, Venus!)


5. Ongoing Gallery Show:  Accents and Elements, Austin.


6. Baby update (with picture!)


Have you been steamrolled by these retrogrades?  Are you ready for another one?  Try a “Catch-Me-If-You-Can reading or schedule a full overview by emailing me here.

—Anne B.



Publication date: May 14, 2012.


Pre-publication discount, free shipping (USA), autograph, yours until May 14.


by Anne Beversdorf


The Vedic tradition of knowledge is truly a spiritual technology.  Over millennia the sages of India have understood how to tweak the energy systems we’re immersed in so our lives can function better.  When our life is off-balance, we forget our goals.  From improving moods to saving the life of a micro-preemie baby, these remedies can apply to any area of life. Learn how in Vedic Secrets to Happiness. (Click here to read more.)


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2. Dragonfly Gallery
You’re Invited to a Show Opening Reception!
April 12, 2012;
4007 Marathon Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
 including works by Anne Beversdorf
Opening Reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm
This is a juried show, meaning entries must pass the approval of art experts to be accepted into the show.
Open your calendar and write it down.
I’d love to see you there.

3. United Astrology Congress, New Orleans
May 23-28

It’s not too late to register (HERE) for UAC.  It’s a great way to meet others interested in astrology, lots of exposure to brilliant minds, a great bookstore, and a lecture on 5/27 by yours truly. And for the few minutes you can spare from the festivities INSIDE the conference, New Orleans is still a great city for food, friends, and fun.  I hope to see you there.

4. Retrogrades Rule!
This is an unusual spring for many reasons.  Right now Mercury is retrograde, and so is Mars.  And on May 15, Venus will retrograde til June 28.
Mars and Venus don’t retrograde every year, and this year they’re doing it in lockstep with Mercury.  And they’re sharing something else important:  ALL THREE PLANETS will make stations (the point at which, as in the image above, they stop and “turn around”) at 23 degrees mutable.  Mars started this at 23 Virgo.  Mercury opposes it at a 23 Pisces station.  Venus will fill in the 3rd corner of this retrograde collision at 23 Gemini.
What does this mean?  If you have planets at 23 degrees, things are hopping in your life.  If they’re at 23 mutable, they’re popping like popcorn, without letup!  Look at the houses and the rulerships of your planets to see where you’ve got action.
All this is a re-examination of our actions, values, thoughts, use of energy to get ready for the first of seven EXACT squares between Uranus and Pluto in June (during the Venus retrograde, suggesting that the clash will be over a RE-evaluation of our collective values).  The 60’s were defined by a Uranus-Pluto conjunction.  Powerful energy, but in a conjunction they’re working together for change.  A square isn’t so friendly.  These planets (Uranus:  freedom, individuality, the good of the whole, vs Pluto: the power of the plutocrats) will literally “square off,” ready for a collision of titans.  Yes, things will change, but it won’t be a sweet process.

5. Accents and Elements Gallery, Austin, TX
 This is a gorgeous gallery–you’ll love everything you see.
Do stop by soon if you’re near Austin.  I keep rotating my images on display there and would love you to see them.   If you’re in Austin, stop by at 5925 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757 

6. Nephew William Update
William John Beversdorf (born 1/23/12 at 2:40 am, Columbia, MO, at 22 weeks and 1 lb. 3 oz)
Here he is, tucked into his mother’s shirt! As you can see, he’s off the ventilator now. He’s just topped two pounds and is doing remarkably well.  There’s one surgery ahead, to undo the temporary colostomy.  He’s been meeting all pre-natal milestones on time–like putting his hands together, and putting them in his mouth.  Mom and Dad are still there 24/7.  14-hours each in the NIC-U.  They only see each other when their shifts overlap for two hours.
The day William was born I called Ben Collins at to have ceremonies done for him.  These are part of the recommendations in my new book Vedic Secrets to Happiness. Ben asked what I wanted, and I said “We do NOT want a miracle where a baby that shouldn’t live barely hangs in.  We WOULD like a miracle where a healthy baby lives.  Narasimha, who was in India at the time, started the series of ceremonies within twenty minutes of my call to Ben.  I could feel the energy shift within the hour.
How big a miracle is this?  There is only ONE OTHER baby this premature who lived.  EVER.  And William is coming through this with no apparent cognitive damage and apparently no long-term physical difficulties.
We’re all tickled pink!—or should I say Blue!

Audio Mantras –Now available on my website!

I’ve finally recorded and uploaded a series of Mantras to my web site.  If you are interested in astrological remedies, you can find planetary mantras at my website under “Astro-Remedies” and then selecting the planet whose mantra you’re seeking.  A full page of long mantra links can be found HERE.  Words are included.

My most-frequently used mantra is the Mrityunjaya Mantra.  You can listen to it, and to any of the others at the link above.  Thank you, Ricia Doren, for the Ganapati Mantra audio!

“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 Anne for 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 external has changed yet, I’m leaving this session with renewed joy and optimism”.

For more information click here. 
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Testimonials… here.
To email Anne, click here.

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

IONS Lecture: EMFs and Subtle Energies

March 21, 2012


How to Go Beyond into 2012 with ElectoMagneticFields
Going Beyond the Physical into the Energetic
Jim Beal, retired NASA Engineer

The number of “human canaries” is increasing!  Environmentally and chemically sensitive people are responding more to the biological effects of the “electro-magnetic fields.” Other energy fields are becoming better understood.  As the human genome evolved within the natural energy fields of Nature, humankind adapted to a baseline of healthy levels of EMF concentrations.   Now with the addition of  man-made energy fields, since the early 1900’s, such as WiFi, concentrations of EMF’s are rapidly expanding, creating problems for some. Recently problems with sleep, a side effect of EMF concentrations, have increased greatly.

Visionary communities like Damahur are taking the energetic fields of the Earth into consideration as they anticipate the future.  How are we adapting to a society soaked in electro-magnetic smog?  How will we adapt in the future?  There are ways to remediate the places where we live, work, play, and especially, where we sleep, that help us adapt and evolve in such a way that the future will be more sustainable. What does teh future hold for us.

Reviewing the history of electro-magnetics in healing in the USA will give us some perspective on how to plan for the future of our environment, medical care and for self-management.  Will we adapt to a future with electrically enhanced environments? Or, not?


Jim Beal, founding member of IONS nationally, is a retired NASA Engineer, who studied the man-made environments for astronauts. He then specialized in medical research around “electro-magnetic fields.”  EMF Fields now surround us, especially for those using cell phones.  There is a peril with hazardous effects from a high level of EMF concentrations that can be remediated.  And, there is the promise of healing effects from new electronic medical devices that incorporate the therapeutic levels of EMF pulses and currents in their design, such as teh MagnaPRO.   He is recognized within the ISSSEEM Community for suggesting that the methodology of all research on subtle energies include a Beal Baseline Study of  the EMF fields in the research areas, that are then consistently monitored for subtle energetic changes.  This was previously impossible until measuring devices were developed.
Jim Beal is a charter member of national IONS and co-chair of the Austin IONS Program Committee. He welcomes questions about the IONS history with Edgar Mitchell, to whom he contributed a chapter for Mitchell’s early book on noetic science research, Psychic Exploration.
Go to Beal’s web site for more information at < >

VIDEO Anne’s lecture, Who Are We Becoming

February 5, 2012

I’m excited to have video, thanks to Bob Price of Austin’s IONS and INACS.   This way you’ll be able to see the powerpoints as well as hear the lecture.

Here’s the link to the video on this site!

Jan/Feb 2012 Newsletter

February 2, 2012

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Jan/Feb 2012    Issue 27; 2012.1
In This Issue
1. Who Are We Becoming: Anne, Lecture Podcast
2. Vedic Predictions–Podcast
3. Mars and ME
4. The Great Saturn Neptune Divorce–Radio Interview
5. Relationship Courses
6. Audio Mantras (mp3)
7. Astro-Remedies for Tough Times.–Ebook
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This issue features multiple podcasts, and some great opportunities.


1. My January talk to Austin’s IONS, offering insights into the energy sequences we’re walking with and strategies for maneuvering the path.


2. My January Vedic Preview to the Astrological Society of Austin (ASA) on what we can expect for 2012 from the vedic perspective


3. Mars stationed exactly on my Venus/Ceres…. which made me wonder in advance what BIGGIES would enter my life.  Well, thanks to friends, I got the theme right but would never have guessed the details.


4. Several great lectures and a relationships-course opportunity from an astrologer friend of mine, VerDarLuz


It’s great to welcome this new year with new friends and old.


If you have any questions or concerns about how 2012 will affect YOU, contact me for either a full appointment, or ‘just a quickie’ by emailing me here.

—Anne B.

1.Who Are We Becoming? 

   Austin IONS Lecture by Anne Beversdorf
 We are living in a web of cycles within cycles, almost like Nesting Dolls, and these cycles are changing the nature of what it means to live in our world.  So Who are we Becoming?  Listen to Anne talk about the nested cycles of 2012, ranging from the punctuations of political upheaval to the Great Saturn-Neptune Divorce, to the Mayan end-of age mythologies and more.
Jeannie Goldberg wrote: “I went to Anne’s lecture for the IONS group. ….Anne is one of our best diplomats — making astrology appealing and  palatable to the more general public….  Every time I hear Anne talk, I feel validated in my experiences–like I am not crazy, there really is a reason why certain things have been going on. If you read her newsletter, you will find the same will be true for you. Example: my To Do Lists nowadays are empty threats and I often don’t follow through on them (= Saturn’s ways don’t work as well anymore); my “bug antennae” are my best guide for what is to be my next step (Neptune ingress to Pisces).”


2. Vedic Predictions for 2012
Audio from Anne Beversdorf (Listen Here)
This is my part of a panel discussion at Austin’s January astrology group meeting.  It looks at the Scorpionic America chart, vedic style, and the Aries Ingress chart for Washington DC.  At the end is a concise reprise of my Saturn/Neptune Divorce attunement suggestions.   Lots of astrological detail for students!

3. The Mars Station and My Life
(Thanks to Cheryl McMickle for the perfect graphic!)
If you’ve noticed anything about astrology (past your Sun Sign), you’re probably aware that the SLOW planets pack a wallop.  Planets like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.  Why?  Because they take their sweet (or not so sweet) time to deliver their full message.  What other planets are slow?  ANY planet that stations retrograde or direct.  It’s just plain not moving at all.
   And when a stationary planet is exactly conjoin one of your natal planets, you’d better believe something will happen.  … So when I saw that Mars would station retrograde at 23 Virgo, exactly on my 23 Virgo Venus and 23 Virgo Ceres, I knew that something would happen.  …..Feeling a bit like a rabbit in the headlamps, I asked a few friends what they would project, and while we came close with the theme, nothing expected me for the detail….  (Read more by clicking HERE)

4. The Great Saturn-Neptune Divorce
Radio Interview  Anne with Katherine Torres
These energy changes lock in on Feb 3, so listen to this to figure out what is changing NOW (and how you can adapt)!  This link takes you to the specific interview, but you will also enjoy the other interviews from Katherine’s network.

5. Astrology-Guided Relationship Courses–with free intro seminars!  from VerDarLuz
My friend, Evolutionary and Shamanic Astrologer VerDarLuz is teaching a heart-opening, mindblowing, series of classes entitled the Art of Partnership: Astrological Essentials for Conscious Relating.  This is an online webinar course.  It will be two modules, 3 weeks each, the first module beginning February 7th.  This course is about YOU!  He will use your chart to teach you topics including honoring your sacred masculine and feminine, transcending projections, how to recognize soul mates and karma mates, why we attract the same types of energies repeatedly and much more  Reduced costs for couples or for signing up for both modules.  Registration and details are here. Find and support your beloved with the guidance of the heavens.

Audio Mantras –Now available on my website!

I’ve finally recorded and uploaded a series of Mantras to my web site.  If you are interested in astrological remedies, you can find planetary mantras at my website under “Astro-Remedies” and then selecting the planet whose mantra you’re seeking.  A full page of long mantra links can be found HERE.  Words are included.

My most-frequently used mantra is the Mrityunjaya Mantra.  You can listen to it, and to any of the others at the link above.  Thank you, Ricia Doren, for the Ganapati Mantra audio!

“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 Anne for 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 external has changed yet, I’m leaving this session with renewed joy and optimism”.

For more information click here. 
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Testimonials… here.
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Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology
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