Newsletter 11; 05/10

Subject: News from Anne Beversdorf’s Stariel Astrology

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Stariel Astrology Newsletter

May 2010 Issue 11; 2010.3
In This Issue
1. News from Anne
2. Podcast: Possession by Archetypes
3. Podcast: Mayan Calendar
4. Anne’s Astro Class
5. Austin IONS Lecture: Practical Alchemy
6. Astro-Remedies for Tough Times.
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Dear Anne,It’s been a busy month here.  Top billing is to Lee Lehman’s phenomenal 3-day April workshop here in Texas (and the week afterwards!), and to wonderful new and old connections there.  (Hello guys!  I’ve added you to the list, but you can always unsubscribe below.)For new folks who don’t know me, I have been a full-time professional astrologer since 1993, using both western astrology and the astrology of India, Jyotisha.  Within each system I bring a wide variety of techniques to each consultation, and my emphasis is on helping you understand the larger meaning of your life, how to deal with particular issues, and to learn how to dance more gracefully through the times of your life.  This includes prescribing (free) astrological remedies at times, and also letting you know the timing of things going forward.  If you haven’t had a consultation, give me a try!  My clients are all referrals or find me through my newsletter and web pages, so check it out!

This newsletter features two great podcasts and several announcements…  so the teaser summary is below with links if you want more.

Here’s what you’ll find in the articles below:
  • News from Anne—too much general stuff to put at the front of this section, including personal notes and new rate info.
  • Podcast: Anne (me) lecturing on Archetypes for the Astrological Society of Austin.  I’m calling it TRUE Possession, because these archetypes grab us and we live in their energy fields, for long or short times, for good or ill.  The direct link is HERE.
  • Podcast:  Mayan scholar and epigrapher, Dr. Barbara MacLeod, lectured at the Austin IONS group.  The topic:  The Changing of the Hearth:  What We Can Learn from the Mayan Calendar.  Click HERE to listen.
  • Anne’s ASTRO CLASS:  Starting May 20: more info below.
  • AUSTIN AREA:  Alchemy:  Have late 20th century seekers rediscovered the Alchemist’s secrets?  IONS Lecture by Sharon Rose Ingersall, May 25–more info below.
  • Astro-remedy book
  • How to reach me, get a consultation, etc. (please do!)


Much love to all–and may spring bring its magic to each of us!


News from Anne  (just a chat here…)
Photo by Joe Bergoiata

It’s been a bluebonnet spring here–this pic shows Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes, with a LiveOak tree in the background.  I’m glad Central Texas put on such a vibrant show for Lee Lehman and the other out-of-state seminar attendees!


  • A great visit with a long-time friend (hey Jim!) made me realize that, thanks to 8 years of paid phone astro-readings,  I’ve read at least 14,000 people’s charts in my astrological career!  The exact number is something between 14,000 and 18,000 charts.   Wow!  It seems I’m one of the lucky ones who doesn’t get ‘burned out’ doing readings.  I love the deep interpersonal connections and it gives my life purpose and meaning (and pays the bills).  So call or email me HERE and I’ll be thrilled to consult with you about where you’re heading, where you’ve been, what it all means, and maybe how to avoid the worst and enhance the best!
  • Here’s a good-news bad-news situation.  Since my full time income is exclusively based on astrological consultations, the good news is you will NEVER “bother me” with a reading request.  I am always happy to talk with you, and if you can’t afford a formal introductory reading, we can arrange a per/minute session that you can afford. (email me!) The bad news is I’ve got to raise rates.  I hate doing this, and don’t do it often, but my expenses keep going up…  Here’s the scoop:
    • New rates will start the 2nd week of June (June 8).  (contact me now and you’ll get the old rates!)
    • THE FIRST WEEK of each month you can get old rates if you call/email AND book during that week.  AND if you remind me!!!   This offer extends through 2010.
    • New First Consultation (90 minutes, recorded, 3 written reports)  $246
    • New Follow-Up (60 minutes, recorded, 2 written reports)  $189
    • New per-minute rate:  $2.50/min
  • Maybe it was the workshop (if things continue as they are, according to my horary chart, it is unlikely I will find a soul partner:  It’s up to me to change the “way things continue).  Maybe it was the book (in the paragraph below…   Whatever it was,  as I enter my 60’s as a long-time single person, I am admitting that I really would rather be coupled.  My guess is that I appear to be “fully sufficient unto myself”, which isn’t at all true (oh–I keep trying to manage on my own, but it’s a total fake-out).   This self-sufficiency particularly isn’t true for the life of my heart and spirit.  My heart is open and there is a very large place held there for Someone.  So now, for the sake of changing how things continue;  for the sake of the universe getting the message, I’m sending the words out now.  I would like to be in  a loving (heterosexual please) relationship.  If you would like to introduce me to someone, I’m interested!
  • Which leads me to Birrell Walsh’s book Sister Clare’s Lover (you can find it HERE), wow!  Talk about a mind/body/spirit experience, this book IS one. (This is a unilateral and unconditional recommendation for the book. )  Ok, I lied about unconditional.  I won’t speak for everyone–only everyone I’ve shared it with.  It’s a highly spiritual novel full of ideas and information that you can USE, a plot line and characters you really care about—and the 5 of us who’ve read it since I got it could NOT put it down.  (No monetary interest in recommending this–or any other book I’ve recommended so far!)

What it feels like to be possessed by an astrological archetype (and what to do!)
Here’s the PODCAST to the lecture described below.
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. In this podcast, I talk about the astrological circumstances that 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.  As the “Mistress of Mangled Metaphors”, I’ll lead you in a dance with the archetypes in your life, help you dress for the kind of party you’ll be attending, and offer tips on how 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.”

Expert Mayan Epigrapher, Barbara MacLeod:
2012 Examined–through Mayan Culture, Mythology, Cosmography and the Mayan Calendar

This is another treat from Austin IONS.  (IONS, the Institute Of Noetic Sciences was founded by Edgar Mitchell in the early 70’s and recently gained a lot of press through Dan Brown’s book, The Lost Symbol)
Dr. Barbara MacLeod is a scholar of Mayan heiroglyphic writing.  Here is the podcast of her presentation. Barbara 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 presented is brand new material, based on brand new discoveries and translations, and shedding new light on Mayan prophecy.   (You can also listen to Barbara in a NOVA podcast from Barbara on the PBS Cracking the Maya Code page here.)

Anne’s Astro Class:  YES!  It Starts Thu May 20 (Yes!  It’s finally gonna happen!)Contact me for directions to the class location (far NW Austin).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.  We’ll delve into the esoteric meanings of numbers and REALLY understand why Aries is different from, say Leo!

We’ll start promptly at 7 pm on Thu, May 20.  The plan is 6 weeks, but if we finish this topic early we’ll start the next series, which will be about “dispositors”.  DIspositors tell 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!

Austin Area IONS Lecture:  May 25

Personal Alchemy ~ Physical Alchemy The Rediscovered Sacred Science
Sharon Rose Ingersall

Historical Alchemy is both a philosophy and a practice focused on changing base metals into gold, preparing the “elixir of longevity”, and achieving ultimate wisdom. Improving the alchemist is the pre-requisite. The twin goals of Alchemy (technical and mystic) symbolize evolution from ignorance to enlightenment. It is said that these goals are not mutually exclusive, but are instead complementary much like the promises of knowing meditation require practical application in order to be fulfilled.

Prior to the year 2000, Sharon says she knew nothing of alchemy, had never even heard of it. However, she did have a brush with ORMEs in 1995 when she was asked to speak to a group of scientists about sound frequencies and their correlation with physical matter. While she waited patiently for their meeting to progress, she heard unusual, scientific sounding words such as “spin state” “tunneling”, “Bose-Einstein condensate”, “ORMEs” and many others. She didn’t know what these words meant, but could tell by the twittering jubilation coming from these scientists that these words meant something magical to them.

When Sharon heard these words again in late 1999 she leaped at the opportunity to learn more. Sharon’s first induction into alchemy was not in the form of knowledge, but in the form of the most profound experience of her life to that date. After going to
bed that night, and having taken a small amount of this “material”, Sharon knew she had stumbled upon something that could change humanity.

Come to the presentation, 6:30 pm Tuesday May 25, at 4804 Grover Ave in Austin.  You’ll be glad you did!

“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!
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology
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