Newsletter 37; 0913

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Stariel Astrology Newsletter
September 2013   
Issue 37; 2013:3
In This Issue
1. Astroweather 1
2. AstroWeather 2
4. APPS and PDFs
5. Audio Mantras (mp3)
6. HAPPINESS! (Book-and discount)
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So now we’re at the end of a busy summer.  Here are two ends of the spectrum of life:  Grandmother and grandchild.  I was able to travel to Missouri to visit  my nephew William and then detour to Indiana to bask in the warmth of Mom and Joe, happily into their second year of marriage.  For those who don’t have the back-story, William was born Jan 2012, at barely one pound, and Mom married Joe in May 2012–they were both 87 then.It’s been a busy summer in more ways than one.  I’ve also been working on getting my late Dad’s music more available.  (Contemporary classical music by Thomas Beversdorf HERE.)  More will be coming over the course of the year.)

1. A poignant reminder of the upheavals of the 1960s, on the anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington, and resurgence of the issues of the 60’s.  Wow.  Astrology really resonates

2. A series of Sri Yantra/Star of David patterns in late August, most of September and early October.  In a turning point year.  What to expect?  Check it out.

3.  This is the long awaited price change announcement… Though most rates are going up, the good news is there’s now a less expensive “first-time quickie” option.

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. AstroWeather: Uranus/Pluto redux. 

If you’ve been paying attention to the astro-weather of the past few years, you’ve heard plenty about the Uranus/Pluto squares and how these patterns are repeating themes from the 1960’s when the current cycle began.  Aspect cycles begin when two planets come together (a conjunction) in the sky at the very same degree.   Like a New Moon, which is when the Sun and Moon conjoin, these patterns begin a new cycle.

The cycles we saw in the 1960’s included a huge shift in the how society saw its relationship and responsibilities African Americans in our civil discourse. The dark American history of enslavement resulted in a culture that put huge barriers before people of color attempting to participate in the civil life of our country.  The civil rights movements of the ’60s resulted in a series of laws that prohibited different treatment of individuals based on the color of their skin and also addressed below-poverty-line wages.

Also in the 1960’s we had the frightening overreach of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI; the controversially released Pentagon Papers exposing the machinations behind the Vietnam War; an increasing awareness of the gap between rich and poor Americans.  These are all themes we are seeing repeated–in the Chelsea Manning war whistleblowing, the Edgar Snowdon NSA spying papers release, the huge and growing gap between the rich and poor in this country… and in the horrifying murder and subsequent verdict in the case of Trayvon Martin, coupled with huge roll-backs in civil rights protections for voters.

This was brought home to me personally when I visited Mom this summer.  She handed me a booklet which contained the last sermon of the minister I grew up with, and the memorial service sermon after his death.  These events took place in May and July of 1968, and both speeches specifically addressed the issues of OUR times.  Referring to the racial unrest of the 1960’s, Doug Rae (1908-1968) pointed out that the cross in the church, hanging above the words “One is the Master, the Christ, and you are all brothers” was made of African Mahogony and bound with black steel.  He said “This particular symbol…..  will speak to [us] for the next fifty years of a problem… which is not going to go away.” 45 years later we are, indeed, struggling with the same themes.

Today, despite (or perhaps because of) having the first African American President of the United States, a virulent racism is again erupting in the public and private arenas of this land.  Frankly, I see it as the last of the roaches coming out from behind the woodwork after the exterminator leaves, but the effect of this ugliness is just as horrible for the individuals and families affected.  And the result is that we all can see clearly that 45 years after that sermon was given, we have still not resolved the issue.

Astrology tells me that we will come closer–closer to closure, understanding, and learning how to live with all of these issues.  And astrology tells me that 2013 is one of the big turning points in these struggles for fairness and justice.

The next article will address the factors that make this year–even what’s left of it–so important to these issues.  But first, I wish to stress the underpinnings of my beliefs.

Dr. Rae was a Baptist minister in a college town in Indiana.  It was his only ministry, and it lasted exactly 33 years.  He didn’t preach dogma: he preached caring action.  I grew from every sermon he preached, but I didn’t learn much about traditional Christian faith.  Instead, every Sunday morning was a chance to peer deep within myself as a wise man held the light, exposing me to me as I grew up.  When I was 16, I got up the nerve to ask him if he believed in God, and if so, what is it??  He paused a moment and replied “The closest understanding I have of God……is what Albert Schweitzer called ‘reverence for life’.”

I looked up the quote later.  It is: “I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life.” This seems as good a guiding principle as any, to me.

(Note:  Texts of Doug Rae’s Memorial Service and last sermon are reproduced in the blog on the right hand side of my web page, at

2.  Uranus Pluto Pattern Midpoint and
Sri Yantra/Star of David
Planetary Patterns.

This is a pretty cool pattern.  Because a whole lot of slow patterns are helping to create the Sri Yantra pattern, this pattern has been with us since before the Grand Sextile of July 29.  The latter part of August, most of September, and the first part of October will have over 20 Star of David patterns.  The planets triggering this are Uranus, at about 11 Aries; the South Node at 10 Taurus, Jupiter (exhalted) at 13 Cancer, the North Node at 10 Scorpio and Pluto at 9 Capricorn and Neptune/Chiron at 4/11 Pisces.  The faster planets fill in other points.  These move slowly, so there are many opportunities to fill in the entire pattern.

What does this mean??

  For one thing, trines make things feel good.  Things may still be haywire, but they don’t feel as bad as they could.  Next, these trines are creating many sextiles, which means many opportunities are available.  The nature of a sextile-created opportunity is that it won’t come and drag you along–you have to grab it, but if you DO, it’ll work out great.
It’s really cool to have these patterns in this, the most intense year of the Uranus Pluto square cycle.  This is the mid-point year of this cycle and we will have had more mathematically exact squares than during any of the other years of the cycle.  No surprise that the issues of the 60’s are SO prominent this year.  The outcomes will be good though.

4. Price Changes and New Options.

Here it is, finally.  After over 5 years with no price changes, Sept 17 is the day they’re finally going up.  But first, I’ve a new product/pricing announcement that may sweeten the news if you’ve been putting off your own reading.

1.  Quick Just for You:

Now available is a 30 minute reading, covering whatever topics you choose.  It’s a scheduled, pre-paid session  for $87.  This is a good way to decide if you want ME to be your regular astrologer, or to catch up on issues in your current life.

2. Full First-time consultation:

90 minutes, prepaid and scheduled, includes personality and year-ahead reports and access to a recording of the session.  $249.00

3.  Follow-up consultation:

60 minutes, prepaid and scheduled, includes year-ahead reports and access to a session recording.  $198.00
4.  Catch-me-if-you-can.  Perfect when something comes up RIGHT NOW and you want some insight or a weigh-in on decision making.  As short or long as you want, this is now $2.90/minute.
You still have two weeks at the old rates, so catch me soon!

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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