Newsletter 36; 06/13

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Stariel Astrology Newsletter
June 2013   
Issue 36; 2013:2
In This Issue
1. What’s In A Chart?
2.REDUX Physics on the Edge
4. APPS and PDFs
5. Audio Mantras (mp3)
6. HAPPINESS! (Book-and discount)
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In this issue:
1.  What’s in a chart? — What’s the question!  Musings on what we can and can’t “see” in a chart.

2. Important astrological events ahead!  RARE Sri Yantra/Star of David pattern coming up.  TWO more EXACT Uranus Pluto Squares (remember April?)

NOTE:  Heads up for the upcoming price increases for consultations…  Prices will go up (after 6 years remaining the same) shortly after the NEXT newsletter.  If you’ve been procrastinating on getting a consultation, you’ll save money now!

There is now an Android APP based on my book, Vedic Secrets to Happiness.   Look for “Happiness” in your app store to be able to immediately diagnose and  identify planetary remedies for yourself and your friends.  Thanks SO much to Terri Trainor for the development of this app.

1.What’s in a Chart?

Years ago, I’d occasionally find myself in a position where someone would push a chart into my hands and ask “What do you see?”  …  Well, I’d be flummoxed.  I’d see squiggles and lines and hopes and expectations on the person’s face–and go totally blank. It took years…. to realize WHY this was true.


Why??  Because a chart doesn’t TELL us anything.  Nothing at all.  First of all, there’s no way to “see” if the chart is a human being, a dog, a building, or a chicken.  Given that level of ignorance it almost goes without saying that we can’t detect the “soul level” of the being represented by the chart.

The chart doesn’t “tell us” ANYTHING!  We have to ASK.

A chart might be simply a moment in time.  Every moment in time has an astrological signature.  The issue is that no chart has MEANING without CONTEXT.   That’s where the intimate and intricate dance between astrologer and client begins–in creating the context.


I also discovered that “gift-readings” were often sadly empty, offering little to the client but the satisfaction (or not) of mild curiosity.  What is the context?  What is the issue to explore?  Like you, most likely, I’ve wondered why there’s such a difference between the readings of different astrologers.  I mean beyond the issue of skill and competence in the astrological language.


After pondering these questions for a long time I finally realized the explanation to all these issues was the same.  The astrological chart tells us nothing until we engage with it by asking QUESTIONS.  Without the question, there’s not an answer.


Astrologers, by nature, are fascinated by the variety of ways people meet their lives.  As a result, each astrologer has areas of curiosity that become implicit questions.  When I read a chart, I’m curious about the psycho-spiritual growth and development of the person, how they’ve handled crises in the past, and what innate resources they may be under-utilizing in dealing with the present.   I’m also curious about timing when challenges arise and detecting the best way to meet those challenges for peace and personal growth.  I’m making an AWFUL lot of assumptions.  Sometimes it bites me.


I remember going to the “vacation home” of a referral client.  Located in one of the most exclusive spa resorts in the country this person clearly had a lot of money if this was her fourth home.   (read more here)

Bonus: Book Interview–Anne on “Vedic Secrets to Happiness”

Anne Beversdorf - Vedic Secrets to Happiness
Anne Beversdorf – Vedic Secrets to Happiness

2. Penny Kelley: New Worlds of Energy (IONS/Austin lecture)  (REDUX with comments) 


Since sharing this, I’ve been reading her books, and I’m even more excited about Penny’s work.  Please listen to this, and please read her books!


This was one of the most exciting presentations I’ve seen in a VERY long time.  I urge you to take a look.  Thanks to INACS videographer Bob Price for the use of the video.

Penny Kelly,
Penny Kelly, “New Worlds of Energy,” Part 1 of 3, INACS & IONS-Austin, 2013-03-19
Penny Kelly,
Penny Kelly, “New Worlds of Energy,” Part 2 of 3, INACS & IONS-Austin, 2013-03-19

“Part mystery, part science, and part consciousness, the book tells the story of Levengood’s discovery of a new form of energy in plants, animals, and humans. This energy was all the more remarkable because it responded directly to consciousness. As the research and collaboration continued, it yielded an entirely new array of insights.

Penny Kelly,
Penny Kelly, “New Worlds of Energy,” Part 3 of 3, INACS & IONS-Austin, 2013-03-19

“Some of the results include… a new theory postulating that humans, plants, and animals are a collection of plasmas, an explanation of subtle energies, new technology for measuring subtle energies, technology that can track and measure the action of both individual consciousness and global consciousness, validation of intuition, a scientific understanding of what happens in a kundalini experience, and deep insights into the nature of spiritual transformation. This is the second book in a 3-volume set focused on extraordinary research into consciousness and energy, and in this volume, science, and spirituality come together in ways that present us with an entirely new worldview.”

3.  Astro-Weather Forecasting 

a.  Sri-Yantra/ Star of David
b.  Another exact Uranus Pluto square.

There’s no question at this point that the world is in a process of change.  Whether we’re talking about droughts, floods and epic storms, or the increasing distance between government and the people, or the over-reaching powers of corporations who seem to be buying laws that benefit them and squelching laws that help individual citizens, we can see that things are out of balance.  More than that, they’re in the process of change.

In most periods of personal change, our nostalgic desire is things to “go back” to how they used to be.  However, I’ve never seen this wish fulfilled.  As the patterns in the world around us change, our wish for things to “go back to how they were” is a dim hope, indeed.  What we need to recognize is that change is a process of growth and evolution, and can only move us forward.  Birth is a messy and painful process, but each one of us must experience it.

a.  Mutating Sri-Yantra
We’ve got some help this year.  Between July 20 and 30th, we will experience the development of an extremely rare Star-of-David, or Sri Yantra, pattern in the sky.  This means that one planet will be at each point of a six-pointed star pattern.  On the 24th, all but one of these planets are “traditional” planets, meaning planets from Saturn inward.  The only “modern planet” filling one of the points is Pluto, and therein lies a tale. The ancient planets, bound by the physical world materiality of Saturn, delineates events in the physical world of things and action, and not just in our perception of things.  But Pluto in Capricorn (still squaring Uranus) speaks to a profound death/rebirth process on the perceptual level.  This is about our personal responses to the perception of dramatic change..

On a global basis, I don’t expect this to produce a singular breakthrough of any kind.  My teacher used to remind me that the world as a whole cannot advance to a level higher than reached by the vast majority of its citizens.  But what we DO get at this time is an opportunity for enlightened action on an individual level.  Enlightened because of the balancing effect of the two entwined triangles, and action because the traditional planets have to the world under the limits of Saturn:  physical, material, bricks-and-mortar reality.  This action is likely to be impelled by one’s awareness of potentially catastrophic change.   If you have planets near  3-10 degrees of water and earth signs (representing our ability to RESPOND to situations) you will be profoundly assisted by this pattern.

b. Uranus Pluto squares.
November of this year will deliver the 4th and 5th of the seven exact Uranus/Pluto squares that occur between 2012 and 2015.  This year is the turning point, and I do expect some large system failures at this point.  This is a good thing.  To the extent that we anticipate changes and prepare for them we are easing the birth of the new, which is caused by the destruction of the outmoded.  Pluto challenges us to the exact degree that we hold on to outgrown concepts.  Start now to examine what is no longer working, both in your personal world and in the world around you.  What alternatives can you introduce?  How can you prepare for the better future?  We’ll talk more about this in the months ahead!


4. APPS and PDFs

Two adjuncts to my book, Vedic Secrets to Happiness, are now on their way to you.First, a smartphone APP. With the help and expertise of Teri Trainor, this app is available NOW for Android phones.  Look in your app store under the word HAPPINESS.  You’ll be able to make quick diagnoses of which planets need remedies, and it will lead you directly to remedies for those planets.

Second, because of numerous requests, PDFs of the questionnaire section of Vedic Secret are now available in PDF form, so you can use and re-use the questionnaire as many times as you want.

So, here it is!

5. Audio Mantras –Now available on my website!I’ve 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!

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