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The Sun in Gemini Forecast for May/June 2013: An Astrology Video Forecast

Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Sun in Gemini Forecast for May/June 2013 will give you practical suggestions how to adjust with the energy of the stars. You can check  for individualized readings & counseling. The Sun in Gemini horoscope forecast is describing the steps you can take to take full advantage of the creative forces of the universe.


The astrological forecast starts on  May 20 with a big bang of the exact Pluto square to Uranus, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse May 24 – 25 which is also a Super Moon, the next New Moon in Gemini and the Sun & more planets in Gemini. I will give very practical suggestions about how to be with the universal energies in the best, most successful way. It is all about how to ride the cosmic wave… how to set your intentions for more fun & joy…

Find out how can you ride the cosmic wave and become more successful with those energies…


Make sure you subscribe so you will get an automatic update about the coming videos & other steps to take…& you will get a gift! You will get access to your personalized report for the Venus position in your chart. This can help you to balance your heart & help it flower to its highest capacities of love. Your personal love stone is the gem to heal your heart of sorrow and pain…                                 


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Living Your Sun Sign—Astrological Predictions for March 2012

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
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It will be easy this month to get impatient with your ability to manifest your ideas into the world or even just to make up your mind about what vision is worthwhile for you to pursue. Mars as well as Saturn are on their retrograde journey and invite you into a more internally focused posture.

If you have some planets in Virgo, Pisces,Sagittarius or Gemini you will find yourself especially slowed down and your seeds for active integration just need more time to germinate. Also Mercury will be retrograde for a month starting March 12 and with that you will have to face the usual obstacles in relation with communication, electrical devices, travels and delayed reactions.

Sun, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces will add another piece to the puzzle. Overall I would suggest to pay attention to your own inner guidance through journaling, dreams and coincidences. What are your deep inner dreams and ideals you want to achieve in your near future of the next year? Feel inspired, dream and make plans.
And then with the New Moon in Aries in the later part of this month you will get lots of extra juice for new projects and ideas. Some of them might be wild and out of the ordinary from your usual way of acting in the world. It’s a good time to ask yourself some questions: What is your true vision in life? Who do you want to be in ten, twenty years down the road? Can you gather the courage to take the necessary steps to be able to fulfill your inner dream? Tune in to your message from the stars…

Aries (March 21 to April 20)
Mars retrograde wants you to use your passion and powers to protect and serve the advancement of the human spirit. Find your sacred work, your right livelihood and learn to embody the talents and skills you have, as your gift to others.

Taurus (April 21 to May 21)
Every manifestation starts with an idea, a thought or a dream. You are still guided to manifest successfully on the material realm where you have a kind of “Midas” golden touch right now. Don’t underestimate your own abilities. Think big!

Gemini (May 22 to June 21)
You want to find your own tribe, like-minded friends you can talk and have fun with. In a lively discussion you can learn and appreciate new ways of doing things. If you don’t have to be right you can be inspired by a different perspective.

Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
You can discover your warrior spirit and know beyond doubt that you are able to defend yourself and take a stand if necessary. There is a thrust to contribute your efforts to your community and step into your personal power.

Leo (July 23 to Aug 22)
Adventures are beckoning you towards the horizon. Your inner gypsy wants to travel beyond limitations and garner new, fun experiences. Maybe a new position or a more meaningful occupation is on your list of adventures…

Virgo (Aug 23 to Sept 22)
You will have to confront your inner monkey and the way you tend to be overly inclined to criticize yourself and others. Being truthful and honest does not always mean to be right in dumping your perception onto yourself and your fellow beings. Be aware!

Libra (Sept 23 to Oct 22)
Communication, communication, communication is on your menu. Being able to express your own needs and find a satisfying, mutual compromise is your goal in your committed relationship.

Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 22)
Cleaning up your workspace this month by dealing with unfinished projects will clean your slate for new beginnings next month. You might also have a look at your diet and self-care, in order to stay healthy and vibrant with life energy.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 to Dec 20)
It is a good time to venture out and play more, having fun in your life. Maybe you meet attractive new friends with whom to enjoy and share your passion. You could get pregnant this month.

Capricorn (Dec 21 to Jan 19)
Your status and position in your professional life is important to you but it needs to be balanced with the appreciation of your inner life, your emotional well-being. You might have to make adjustments or changes in your home and living quarters.

Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
By being your own wild, colorful version of your highest potential as a free agent, you can become a role model for others to be more courageous and outspoken. Finding your own inner voice and ways to speak your truth will be rewarding.

Pisces (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
Discover your compassionate wisdom and your calling to be a loving and mystical guide into higher dimensions of consciousness. Or you could contribute a higher frequency to life as an inspiring artist, channeling uplifting beauty.

Shakti Carola Navran is an evolutionary astrologer, jeweler, and published author: “I have been giving astrological readings professionally for 34 years now and I love to do this work. To look at a chart through the evolutionary perspective of the soul adds a deeply meaningful and significant perception of yourself and your activities in your life. I believe that a higher perspective will always give you better choices to align yourself with the current cosmic flow and helps you riding the wave more joyfully.

I am available for individual consultations. Just give me a call at 808 878–8182 ( Hawaiian Time) or email me.”


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End of the Year & Christmas Sale

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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The year 2011 has been speeding by and yes …it is Christmas again and with that a time of getting together with loved ones and a time of giving thoughtfully and with an open heart.
I would like to offer you some possible suggestions for deeply meaningful and helpful gifts.

As we all know our inner emotional state of being and state of consciousness is crucial at this time of huge challenges. To know what is going on for you personally and how to make smart decisions concerning your professional and personal life is tremendously helpful for your inner balance and happiness.

Astrology gives you a specific overview of where you are in your life and opens your mind to opportunities you might miss otherwise. Astrology gives you a higher perspective and direction to go and use your inner and outer resources to your highest benefit. Please let me know if I can be of any help to you.

Some of you have expressed to me that they are saving up for a reading with me. I would like to make it a little easier for you with 1 hour segments so you can get started wherever you like. I think you will love this because my usual fee for a 2 hour reading is $ 165 and now you can get one hour segments for $ 75. This will make a great uplifting Christmas gift for your family and friends.

You can also purchase a Gemstone Profile with your true healing birthstones for $ 16 (instead of $ 19.90). This will be emailed to you.

You can give my book: Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul for lovers of astrology, gemstones and meaningful jewelry.

Or you can pick soul jewelry from a big selection of designer jewelry pieces. (Ask me for wholesale prices)

Shakti’s Special Menu for Christmas/ New Year

Who are you? Intro into the psycho-dynamic structure of
Your chart, ~ 1 hour, $ 75

How can you heal your karmic challenges? Deepening into the
evolutionary dimension & karmic perspective, ~ 1 hour, $ 75

How to take advantage of the Here and Now: transits, progressions, and solar arcs, ~ 1 hour,  $ 75

How to make relationships work: Synastry and comparison,
~ 1 hour, $ 75

Questions & Answers to help you make sound decisions based
on your astrology. ~ 1 hour, $ 75

You can book each session separately and they will be recorded.

You can purchase a reading with me for yourself or as a gift till the end of the year and it can be redeemed any time in the New Year. As you know, I am available by phone or Skype and of course in person here on Maui. Find out more about my readings and testimonials on my website.

I wish you a wonderful time, aloha and many blessings,  ~Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran Evolutionary astrologer, jeweler, blogger and published author. Shakti is also writing a monthly column for the Maui Weekly her “Living Your Sun Sign” suggestions and the MauiMama Moon column. In her astrological practice she reads the psycho-dynamic information of your chart in the bigger perspective of the evolution of your soul ~ your karma which adds a deeply meaningful frame. Shakti has provided astrological readings for 33 years.


Call me for your individual consultation 808 878-8182.

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Astrological Predictions for April with a New Moon and Six Planets in Aries

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
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Why do we look to the stars for guidance? Why is it helpful to experience ourselves in an orderly structured universe with specific laws and principles? For me the immersion into astrology gives me choices because of the deeper understanding of the particularities of life. In my monthly astrological overview I attempt to capture the main themes in the astrological framework of perception and present them to you to heighten your awareness. I believe if we can perceive a deeper meaning in challenging events in our lives as well as a time frame we can face adversity with more strength. Through a higher perspective we can decide on a better course of action and experience a better adjustment with what is.

The Sun is moving through the whole zodiac in a year. All the planets have their own rhythm circling around the Sun. The very visible cyclical pattern of the waxing and waning of the Moon is deeply influential of our psyche but also impacts the tides of the oceans and maybe even such events like earth quakes. We are one with the universe. We are intricately connected with each other and consciousness on all levels of existence. The realization of it can be a profound spiritual experience and give us comfort and holding.

We are living in amazing times of change of consciousness reflected in outside events of radical nature. With two of the outer planets moving into a new sign, Uranus and Neptune, we are approaching a renaissance of consciousness. But if we look back in history we can see that those changes are not coming easily to us.

An astrological counseling of where and how those intense constellations will touch your life can make a big difference for you personally. It will help you to stir your boat safely through those high waves of changes crashing.

These are the highlights for the month of April:

•    Mars in Aries April 1 Conjuncts Uranus April 3
•    Mercury Retrograde
•    New Moon In Aries April 3
•    Neptune Floats into Pisces April 4
•    Pluto Turns Retrograde April 8
•    Full Moon in Libra April 17

•    Venus Bounds into Aries April 20
•    Sun Enters Taurus April 20

New Moon and 6 Planets in Aries

The month of April is very dominant with Aries energies because of the New Moon and the stellium of 6 planets in the sign of the warrior; the warrior who is willing to fight for a cause with violence if necessary. We are sitting on a volcano these days.

Rebellious Uranus progressed into Aries on the 11th of March, the day of the earth quake in Japan and we are looking at revolution and civil war spreading like a wild fire through the Middle East. Uranus is loosely squaring Pluto this year and will make 7 exact squares between 2012 and 2015 which is a big deal.

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto in Capricorn in his low nature is representing the dark controlling power of governments. Self- serving governments are cutting off human freedom and individuality through scrupulous actions trying to conserve their own power. This is just the beginning of deep changes in our worldwide political landscape and it happens through the collapse and death of the old structures helped along by the coming squares with rebellious Uranus. This clip might make you smile but carries the energy of the moment.

We are already seeing rather explosive situations like in the Middle East but we are not nearly near the peak of this process.

Neptune Floats into His Own Sign Pisces April 4

But then we also have Neptune entering Pisces and with it the power of dreams and a deepening inner connection to the divine nature within. The inner transformation and spiritual growth of your individual consciousness is your contribution to the whole process.

Wherever Pluto, Uranus or Neptune are transiting personal points or axes in your chart this is where you are called to deeply transform and grow. Whichever house these planets are in represents the area of your life you have to do something very specific with the demanding qualities of these planets.

Most of the readings I am giving these days are to people who are deeply impacted personally. First we look into the psycho-dynamic structure of their horoscopes and then we integrate the bigger karmic picture and evolution of the soul. Adding the actual time line and where the soul is in her never ending evolutionary growth process resonates deeply and proves to be very empowering.

Mars in Aries April 1 Conjuncts Uranus April 3

Mars is the ruler of Aries returning into his own home joining forces with Uranus. We can expect another series of revolutions, violence, wars or natural disasters.

I am not a doom day kind of person. I like to focus on the higher road of Aries which is the strength to be courageous in the face of disaster and challenge. It is the strength to stand up for the weaker, starting the new and contributing through being a role model.

Mars in Aries is a fierce activist and a doer. He is passionate and has a fiery nature. He will get things started and moving. In our history new ideas and changes have been introduced by courageous leaders who have been sacrificing their own individual lives for the greater good like Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela. When the time of an idea has come it seems to manifest in some leaders who carry the torch. This is going to happen more and more now. New leaders and speakers representing the needs of the public soul will emerge.

Mercury Retrograde Began March 30 and Continues Till April 23

Mercury retrograde in Aries is his usual mischievous self, pouring sand into the areas of communication, travels, technology and information with a likelihood of missteps and misunderstandings. My advice: Use this time to clean up areas of neglect. That can be the closet with books you wanted to get to for a while (that is what I will be doing), cleaning up your inbox in your Outlook or write those letters you have postponed for a while now.  Unfinished business needs your attention. The idea is to clean up and be prepared that when Mercury moves direct again you are ready for the next new steps.

New Moon in Aries April 3 in Conjunction with Jupiter and Opposition Saturn

The New Moon is always the start of a new cycle of the inner experience of the world we live in. This new consciousness comes in with the strength of new beginnings and idealism. There is a certain innocence and naïveté with it as well as the quality of leadership and taking care of things as needed. Jupiter wants to expand, Saturn slows it down. Saturn might help to stabilize all this fiery energetic motion swirling around and put it to good use.

Pluto Turns Retrograde April 8

Pluto going retrograde might bring the limited resources of energies we have available into view. Nuclear plants are obviously not a solution to the problem because of the enormous risks. Renewable energies are our future and the technology is already there. What has been missing so far was enough public pressure to step into it. Nuclear technology and oil is about big bucks and the powers in charge will only be bending to a strong pressure. This is part of the necessary revolution we have been talking about.

Full Moon in Libra April 17

The fruition of your initial efforts of stepping up to the plate as it is presented to you will be available with the Full Moon in Libra. This is the third of three Super Moons in a row. A Super Moon is closer then usual to the earth and pulling harder on the ocean tides and the tectonic plates. Therefore they can initiate earth quakes or volcanic activities as we have seen last month in Japan and on the Big Island, Hawaii.

The Libra Full Moon brings with her the sense of reaching out in consideration of the other. As humans we can not survive alone; we need human contact, touch and communication to grow and be halfway emotionally healthy. We are looking for the experience of love and connection. Treasure your family and friends, they are your life line.

Venus Bounds into Aries April 20

When Venus, the ruler of Libra is meeting Uranus at 2 degree Aries April 22 urges for innovation, autonomy and visions of a better world will be reinforced in our collective psyche. All in all change is in the air!

Sun Enters Taurus April 20

With the Sun entering Taurus things might calm down a little. Taurus is a fixed earth sign known for his ability to dig in and hunker down. The physical reality of things we own is important and deserves lots of consideration. Our collective view will be guided towards dealing with resources, taking care for our economical well-being. We might experience a little break from the intensity of events.

As another service for you I have decided to write a monthly star sign column giving you a more personal inspiration based on your Sun sign. I had a lot of fun writing it even if it is challenging to boil down very complex matters into a few sentences. Just scroll further down this article. Let me know how you like it and how it works out for you.

I hope you will enjoy, aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Phone: 808.878.8182

Shakti Carola Navran
has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.

In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

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Living Your Sun Sign – Astrological Predictions April 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011
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We are living in intense times; times of change in the very structure on our planet. We are literally shaken up. These changes are pulling the world together into a global village as political and societal structures are destroyed and created.  Each one of us is called to make the best out of challenging times and I hope you will find these short astrological insights helpful.

Aries (March 21 to April 20)
With the New Moon plus 6 other planets in Aries this month you are called to right action. You have to find that inner warrior and the right cause to fight for. The biggest challenge is to face your fears and step ahead anyway. Courage is the spiritual discipline of applying your inner truth in the face of obstacles. Prepare for warp drive.

Taurus (April 21 to May 21)
You are invited to introspection and contemplation. Your inner life calls you to make quality time with yourself, finding inner peace in solitude. Meditate, do yoga or Tai Chi. Cultivate inner balance- it is the womb for new ideas and creative ventures.

Gemini (May 22 to June 21)
Your intuition is right on. New truth and great opportunities will be available. Keep your eyes open for like minded souls and new friends. Together you will make a difference. Write down all the inspiration coming to you and put it into action.

Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
This month you will be more visible and successful. Step out of your cocoon into the bright light with courage and it will be very rewarding. You can be a teacher and an inspiration for others. The public will appreciate your contributions and wisdom. Trust your inner guidance and spontaneity.

Leo (July 23 to Aug 22)

No time like the present time to think big, have adventures and fun. Traveling to foreign countries can be very exhilarating. Exposing yourself to other cultures and new ideas is very beneficial and a wonderful way to broaden your horizon. Ever thought about joining the Peace Corps? Share your passion and leadership skills with others.

Virgo (Aug 23 to Sept 22)
Realize your true potential to serve your community, family and friends. Focus on your skills and talents instead of wallowing in self-criticism or negativity. Truth and honesty is very important especially with yourself. You are called to be “ready to go where no one has ever gone before”.

Libra (Sept 23 to Oct 22)
New beginnings are in the stars for you if you are single. Go out, have fun and find your true mate. Relationships are in a pressure cooker to be renewed to a more meaningful level or might break apart. Discover your passion!

Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 22)
There is more to life then your own navel! You can find deep satisfaction through devoting your time in a selfless manner. Volunteering becomes important. You could train with the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), organized by the Civil Defense if you are living in California or Hawaii. Or you could volunteer with the Red Cross. Be prepared for disasters.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 to Dec 20)
Have fun! This is a time for creative self-expression and feeling your love for life. The river of stars flows with your efforts: the force is with you. Surfing the wave of joyous creativity you will be carried with ease towards your goals and visions. This is your chance to gain recognition and support beyond your imagination. Keep it moving…

Capricorn (Dec 21 to Jan 19)
You need to make extra time for your family and friends. Work is not everything! If you allow the inner nourishment of love flowing to you and through you, your soul will flower and blossom. Go out and have a picnic at the ocean. Relax and center with what is truly important. Return with renewed energy to your projects.

Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
Communication and connecting will present you with some bumps in the road. Be flexible and allow your pioneering nature to come forth. New visions and ideas shower down on you and you might not know where to begin. Speak from your idealism and be the role model you have signed up to be. Claim time to implement your vision and you will be very successful.

Pisces (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
Dreams are important first steps to create the future you want. You have the power of intuition, imaginations and ideals. You know you are part of the bigger fabric of life. You can take first steps to manifest your dreams and reap financial rewards. Life is offering you opportunities to feel more secure and grounded.

Shakti Carola Navran is an Evolutionary Astrologer, Jeweler & published author. You can sign up for her free monthly Astrological Weather Report with predictions and helpful advice. Shakti has provided astrological readings for 33 years and is available for individual consultations on Skype or phone. Call 808 878 8182 (Hawaiian Time)

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Still Traveling with Surprises

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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Today is the first time in over a year you will not get your weekly update. I am still on the road and will be flying back tomorrow to Maui. My computer has a bug or an opinion… and I cannot get to my files with the article I prepared for you. Believe me when you are traveling you don’t want to spend a whole day sitting in front of your computer… so I always pre-write before I leave.

I trust that you will find interesting material to read down the page in former articles and I will relax into what I cannot change, aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

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Aquarius Full Moon Musings

Friday, July 23rd, 2010
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Today I have an extra bonus article for you from our guest author Kathy Crabbe. who is also a gifted artist. She is specialized in New Moon and Full Moon Musings which are pivotal energy points in the monthly cycle of the Moon. I hope you enjoy…

“Full Moon In Aquarius – July 25, 2010

This month’s Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, a fixed air sign.

Moon in Aquarius calls us to the circle, away from private concerns and intimacy reminding us of the sacredness of collaboration. We become deeply aware that what affects one, affects us all. It’s time to tend the web of community, to network, review our philosophy and find a way to walk our talk.

Kathy Crabbe, Aquarius Goddess. Watercolor on illustration board, 5 x 7 inches. © 2010

More Aquarian Tidbits

Aquarius – Water bearer
Time of Year – Winter, Imbolc
Quality – Fixed
Element – Air
Ruler – Uranus
Anatomy – Bloodstream, circulation, shins, ankles
Natural sign of – 11th house
Opposite sign – Leo
Color – Electric blue, turquoise, silver
Gemstone – Obsidian, opal, sapphire
Tarot card – The star
Goddesses – Feng P’O P’O, Freya, Ix Chel, Nut, Tien-Mu

More About The Moon Phases

The Full Moon invites us to peer deeply into our emotional, intuitive selves as we direct our attention to manifesting the hopes, wishes and dreams that were seeded at the New Moon.

The Moon changes signs approximately every 2 ½ days, going through all twelve signs of the Zodiac every 29 ½ days. The sign that the Moon is in reflects qualities of your inner self and being-ness.

Each month there is at least one Full Moon that will rise at sunset and set at sunrise and is visible all night long from moonrise to moon set. Astrologically speaking this means that the Sun and the Moon are in opposition (opposite each other in the sky and in opposite signs of the zodiac.)

Learning to work in concert with the phases of the Moon is an excellent way to add structure to your life because you are not only connecting with Mother Nature through the Moon’s reflection of the Sun and the Earth, but with human nature and especially with feminine nature.

Aquarian Full Moon Musings

In honor of this month’s Full Moon in Aquarius I am going to guide you through an intuitive, healing, creative exploration into body, mind and soul so that together, we can shift, transform and heal each other and the planet during this time of great change and awakening.

Aquarian energy can be felt by tuning into the energy of the Full Moon that is passing through the astrological sign of Aquarius from July 25 – July 28, 2010.

Independence, detachment, contrariness, outsider perspectives, artistic ability, humane and altruistic behavior are all key Aquarian concepts that describe energy accessible to all of us right now.

Star Sapphire

One of my favorite ways to tap into these lunar energies is by attuning to gemstones and crystals, such as the Aquarian ruled gemstone, Sapphire. I begin by holding a small Sapphire in my left hand as I place it on my third eye along with a little help from a double terminated, Isis Lithium Quartz Crystal that I place at my feet while meditating. If you don’t have access to these stones you can work with their images instead.

A Sapphire Meditation

Allow your body to flood with joyful feelings of being-ness as you ask your heart to expand, expand, expand, inviting warmth and happiness into your energy field. Let steep for a few minutes and then say aloud:

“Today I reward myself with happiness.”

Now, envision an image that brings you sheer joy.

Next, you will focus your attention upon two Aquarian images, one is pictured below and the other at the very beginning of this article. Allow yourself to stretch, stretch, stretch – really push yourself! You are entering another world, yet you will remain connected with this one by placing your hand over your heart to feel your heart beating…”

If you like to continue with the article please go to Kathy Crabbe’s website.

Kathy Crabbe is called a professional Soul Reader Artist. Through one-on-one soul readings, classes and online resources, Kathy helps soul-seekers uncover their gifts and talents in connection with their spirit guides, ancestors and the planetary cycles. Her background in the arts infuses her readings and encourages her clients to live the life of their dreams.

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Full Moon in Sagittarius & Saturn Turns Direct again

Monday, May 24th, 2010
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I am still traveling in Germany and enjoying myself. I have my notebook with me tending to my emails and my blog as you can tell. It is truly amazing how technology enables us to be flexible like that. Twelve years ago I didn’t even own a computer and now look at me.

The Lunar Cycle

The cycle of the Moon is the fastest changing heavenly body circling around us. We can detect the changes with our own eyes and often feel very connected with the Moon. I remember as a child trying so hard to see the Man in the Moon and my interest in the changes I could observe.

The Moon’s influence always has been obvious to us with the ebb and flow of the oceans. The farmers used to plant at New Moon and harvest at Full Moon and I know that medical plants are still harvested that way for optimal medical benefits.

Following the changing Moon through out the month can help us greatly to develop more self consciousness and self understanding for the spurts of emotions and feelings moving through us. It might help that way not to be too identified or attached to the way we just feel. One thing is for sure that whatever you feel will change soon enough.

Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 27

Another month has passed and the Moon is full again in Sagittarius. With this Full Moon there is lots of energy around, our emotions are extended and at the surface. Sagittarius is an enthusiastic fire sign, full of energy, ideas and opinions. You might want to watch your need to be right in discussions and overloading others with your vibrancy and tendency to lecture. Not that there is something wrong with that, just be aware! Enjoy yourself! If you cannot sleep at night, just meditate and enjoy the state. You will still feel rested the next morning.

The Moon is moving through the whole zodiac every month. The signs in their position in the wheel of the zodiac can be seen as an endless unfolding into another level of evolution.  Life is breathing in and breathing out; it is contracting and expanding; one sign coming out of the one before. There is always growth, change and evolution.

After the inward motion and intensity of the Moon in Scorpio the last two days we are ready for the more expansive nature of Sagittarius.
The gregarious nature of Sagittarian people is hard not to like! They are idealistic and care about the state of the world, leading them to take up vocations in medicine, education, religion, and politics. They are high energy people, always involved in one project or another, adventures of spirit, in search of universal wisdom, full of openness, generosity, and have a sociable nature. They posses a lot of energy, passion and are full of ideas as a fire sign. The Moon in this sign will help us to find that part in ourselves!

Sagittarians are ruled by Jupiter who is considered a very fortunate and joyful energy in astrology. This is the time of the month to expand, review our dreams and goals and widen our perspective. Whenever we expand, learn something new, get excited and passionate about something we feel good!  Growing as humans into our fuller potential is one of our basic human needs. If we stop growing we will feel bored, stagnant and very unhappy with ourselves.

Saturn Turns Direct again at 28 Degree Virgo on May 30

Saturn is finally moving forward again and is getting ready to leave Virgo to step into Libra for good. Virgos can feel some relief after those years of heavy transits with Saturn tied into the T-square with Uranus and Pluto depending on where their Sun is positioned. A friend of mine described it as “having a black cloud hanging over her…” Now is the time of integration and resolution of the challenges you might have had the last 2 years.

The demands for freedom, fairness and accountability are the themes here and hopefully clarity and appropriate choices are standing at the end of the process.

I have written several articles about the t-square and how you can support yourself with gemstones in the process, especially Opal,  the Herkimer Diamond and the Crystal Quartz. The Herkimer Diamond is one of my favorite gems because of his balancing and protecting energies.

If you enjoyed this article and my perspective on things, you can sign up for my free weekly newsletter on my Astrological Signs Weather Report & Healing Gems Blog where I discuss the actual universal astrological forces and the special powers of gemstones and inspire you to use them wisely for a more successful and joyful life. I would love it if you feel like passing it on to some of your friends.

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Phone: 808.878.8182

Shakti Carola Navran
has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.

In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

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The Sun Moves into Scorpio and Starts us into a Time of Intense Introspection or maybe Power Plays

Monday, October 19th, 2009
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going with the flow

This weekly astrological weather forecast is from October 19 to 25, 2009 and will support your ability to ride the wave of changes in your life. It is also valuable for you to read if you have Sun or Moon in Scorpio in your personal chart or strong Pluto aspects.

We can look into the time quality of the present to be better prepared for the requirements of this moment in time. If we know the time quality we can adjust ourselves accordingly and relinquish unnecessary struggle and resistance with what is. We have the choice to align ourselves with the flow of the moment.

I am living in Hawaii and have a very healthy respect of the ocean and the power of the waves. People break their necks here once in a while or have other, less severe accidents when they don’t go with the flow and try to fight their way against the currents and waves. You learn to respect the flow and learn to either dive under the wave in just the right moment or let it carry you and ride it to the shore. Ignorance is no excuse and can be lethal!

And you can even have really fun with it. You can learn how to body surf or surf with a board and enjoy the rush of being taken and carried by the ocean. It is totally exhilarating, a moment of oneness with the divine force and makes you feel really alive and in the moment.

You can use astrology in a similar way. If you know the astrological time quality of the present moment you can let it carry you and enjoy the ride. You can even use it to get you where you want to go. If you align yourself with the universal forces you know the time to put seeds in the ground and when to harvest. There is always a right time to do the right things. For me astrology is a special pair of glasses I use to look into the world to help guide me in my decisions and intentions. It gives me a broader picture and higher perspective of what is asked of me. I enjoy the intro perspective and guidance I receive that way.

When I research and write my weekly forecasts I enjoy seeing the main theme of the week crystallizing itself for me to see. Obviously I am not commenting on every planetary aspect happening in the week. Instead I allow that crystallization process and I am always amazed how it becomes clear what the week is about. Last week we had relationship as the highlight with 4 planets in Libra. The week before the Mercurial activities and communication was at the forefront. And so it goes on this week with the theme of Scorpio. Scorpio energy is not an easy one for most of us so I thought it deserved a longer introduction.

Moon Astrology

Scorpio energy was already introduced to us with the Moon entering Scorpio last Saturday till Tuesday 20. Because the Moon is often unconsciously motivating our actions it is helpful to follow the position of it throughout the zodiac. Moon astrology is giving us more awareness of those inner promptings and always changing inner tides of emotions. The Moon moves through the whole circle of the zodiac in one month and is the fastest moving planet we watch in astrology.

When we experience the turbulence of those inner feelings going through the monthly changes we may get more compassion for ourselves and relaxation around their constant changes. Often there is nothing much you can do about it, besides feeling what is there to feel and bringing full awareness to it. Only then we will have the chance to take the next step and reorient ourselves into better thoughts and feelings.

Moon in Scorpio

With this Moon position we will have a tendency to see things black or white, look into the world through glasses of duality, extremes and polarities. We want to have things our way and need to be in control of others around us. We tend to be controlling, manipulating, and openly pushy or whatever it takes to get what we think is right. This is not a Moon position of compromise and interest for the other person’s position. This is often a time of passionate and righteous action.

But experienced with awareness
it can be an initiation and door way into a whole new level of being. If we allow ourselves to see the dark shadowy parts in us where we just care for ourselves and our own well being, we can acknowledge and embrace those rejected parts and become conscious of them. Then there is a good chance for us to channel those darker energies in an appropriate way for our own benefit and for the others in our life as well.

We live in a world of polarity and opposites like light and dark, day and night, life and death. The yin yang symbol is showing us how the light and the dark shape the whole circle balancing each other. The two sides of the yin yang can never be separated from each other, they coexist. Let us have a deeper look at the qualities of Scorpio.

The Sign of Scorpio: Phoenix Rising from the Ashes   (October 23 to November 22)

Scorpio Has Depth and Charisma

Scorpio is a feminine water sign ruled by Pluto who governs the 8th House, Death & Regeneration. Scorpios are powerful, intense, complex people with a touch of the dark side. The energy of Scorpio is symbolized in the stinging tail of the Scorpio, which can be used for either positive or negative purposes. People are strongly drawn to the intensity, charisma, mystery, and energy of Scorpios.

Pluto rules the underworld, and Scorpios are very keen on discovering what lies beneath the surface of things. They don’t rest until they have gotten to the bottom of a matter. They are perfectionists and relentless in their pursuit of their goals.

While they like to dig deep, they prefer to keep their own true selves somewhat hidden and secret. It can be difficult to know what they’re really thinking and planning. Along with this deep side, they tend to have good intuition and understand people and situations well, making them very good strategists. In relationships Scorpios are fiercely loyal, committed, and protective—but possibly also possessive and jealous.

Mars is the Co Ruler of Scorpio

Before the discovery of Pluto only Mars was attributed to Scorpio. Mars is the fierce warrior in mythology. Mars represents our aggression, our will to succeed, our life force energy, determination, focus, sexual drive and creative energy.
Mars and Pluto, they are a formidable pair we need for our inner strength, growth and self expression. They are not just the “bad guys” who make us work hard, but we need their sincerity, drive and passion in our live. Only when we allow them to remain unconsciously driving us we might get in trouble. They give us a depth, transformation and rejuvenation we need in our live. Growth is a human need and we feel empty, depressed, stagnant and ultimately die if we don’t change and grow.

Phoenix: Rising from the Ashes
A keyword for Scorpio is “transformation.” I like to think of Scorpio—like Pluto—as a phoenix rising from the ashes. Scorpios have the ability to deeply transform themselves and their lives through their determined focus on their goals and their intuitive understanding. They use the natural cycle of endings and new beginnings to further their aims.

When we have Pluto transits in our life it is usually a very challenging and turbulent time. We might experience one mishap after the other, “bad” things happen. What helps us is to become more aware of other ways to live the required changes and allow that deep transformation to happen without to much resistance, pain and struggle.

The same applies for the time the Sun in Scorpio is bringing in the general quality of challenging the status quo for all of us. We can expect higher waves in politics, power struggles between the parties or even countries. This will become more prevalent with Saturn moving into Libra next week with a square to Pluto.

The Scorpio Birthstones are Opal and Herkimer Diamond
Besides a higher awareness we can support ourselves with gemstones which represent the astrological principles and help balance that specific energy in our system. The most beneficial gemstones for Pluto energy are the Herkimer Diamond and the Opal. Opals can be very pricey and are wonderful companions to have in a piece of jewelry if you have a strong Scorpio or Pluto in your chart. The Herkimer Diamond also makes wonderful jewelry pieces and you can just have one in your pocket or use it for meditation.

This is the perfect stone for bringing together the opposing poles of the dark and the light, the yin and the yang. In this double terminated Crystal Quartz one tip is charged minus and the other plus. They are in perfect balance with each other. When you lay a Herkimer Diamond onto your body where you have pain it might help with that.

herkimer-diamondThe Herkimer Diamond: [1]
–The Herkimer Diamond is one of the true birthstones of Libra. Found in Herkimer, New York, is a double-terminated rock crystal with such clarity and brilliance that it was named after the most reflective and brilliant stone there is, the Diamond. A handful of Herkimer Diamonds are as dazzling as real Diamonds. The most common material on earth, silica, becomes a sparkling little gem in the Herkimer Diamond.

This stone grows in small air pockets in the mother matrix rock material. It starts as a small seed crystal and grows outward from the center. Some collector’s pieces are displayed still embedded in a pocket of air in the mother matrix.

This stone is amazing in its beauty, clarity, and perfection. Unlike the Diamond, which must be cut and polished to bring out its beauty, the Herkimer Diamond is perfect in its natural state and requires no cutting or polishing at all. It is untouched by the human hand.

Herkimer Diamond PendantBalancing the Aura and Stabilizing Our Energy
The Herkimer Diamond has a very special place among the gems because of its superior qualities. It is worn most beneficially over the heart. Sitting on the heart chakra, which is the middle one of the seven, it balances the whole energetic system. Thus it is able to strengthen our auric field against all kinds of radiation, including electro smog and negative thought projections. We are constantly targeted by radiation in our daily lives, especially in urban areas. It is known that sitting in front of a computer for several hours can lower our white blood cell count, which inevitably impacts our health. The Herkimer Diamond in its perfection and balance between the negative and positive points can balance us and strengthen our own energy field.

This stone also strengthens our auric field against negative emotional or mental projections. I have made many Herkimer Diamond pendants for people who work in the healing professions to help them stabilize and treat their clients without picking up their imbalances. The more sensitive you are the more likely you are to pick up on disharmony in your outer field. The Herkimer Diamond is your ally in maintaining your own balance and strength.

Balancing the Brain
This stone also balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain, the creative and logical, the female and the male sides in us. Most of us tend toward one side or the other. The Herkimer Diamond balances us out in the middle between the two. The creative mind and the logical and scientific mind are enhanced by each others qualities: the creative mind benefits from greater focus and logic and the scientific mind draws on
more creative and intuitive resources. The two hemispheres join forces, resulting in inventions and discoveries beyond the known.

Stimulates Creativity and Inspiration
The Herkimer Diamond’s brilliancy stimulates our inspiration and connection to higher truth and wisdom. Clarity of thought and a peaceful mind are a matter of balance.
The Herkimer Diamond can be worn very beneficially over your heart or as earrings close to the brain. For jewelry seek the clearest and most perfect crystals. For meditation or even under your pillow you may choose a larger crystal, which might not be quite as perfect as the smaller ones. The larger stones have inclusions  and rainbows that make them very beautiful nonetheless. The Herkimer Diamond is a gift in its perfection and balancing qualities, a visual reminder of God’s perfect creation.–   (Adapted from Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones That Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul © 2008 by Shakti Carola Navran. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. All rights reserved, used by permission of the publisher.)

If you like my approach to astrology, you can sign up for my newsletter and I will send you a free weekly astrological weather report forecast on the universal flow and planetary positions. If you know what is going on in the heavens you can then align yourself for more joy and success in your life. What I like about the abilities of the gemstones is that they offer a remedy to relax stressful aspects and positions in our personal chart as well as for the time quality of the present moment.

I am looking forward and hope you enjoyed my musings, aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author

jewelry and gems bookShakti Carola Navran has written the book: Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul and many articles about the healing properties of gemstones and their use in daily life for meditation, balance and meaningful jewelry making. She teaches you about true Birthstones which are based in astrology and their possible application for Soul Jewelry.

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