New Moon — New Beginnings

Today is the New Moon, the time for new beginnings. It is the perfect time to plant the seeds of your future. I suggest you perform a New Moon Prosperity ritual every New Moon if possible. It is the most powerful if you do it within 24 hours after the New Moon.

As part of my process, I made some Blank Prosperity Checks to use to write checks from the Universe to myself. I made them look like the bank checks we are accustomed to seeing. There are three checks on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Here is what they look like: Continue reading

New Spirit Guides Book

Spirit Guides Front CoverI’m really pleased to announce the publication of my book, Spirit Guides (2nd Edition). Spirit Guides teaches you how to contact your Spirit Guides and receive the information and help that they can provide. Spirit Guides was previously published in the 1990s, and sold thousands of copies.

In this second edition, I have added additional material, re-worked existing material and rearranged chapters to make an updated system for contacting guides. It is available as a paperback book on CreateSpace.com and on Amazon.com and is available as a Kindle Book, as well.

The book and available guided meditations show you how to recognize your own unique way of experiencing your guides, so that you will feel the joy and power of making contact.

There are scripts for the guided meditations provided at the end of this book so you can record them in your own voice or have a friend read them for you, to guide you through the process of meeting your guide(s).

You can also purchase a CD of the Spirit Guides guided meditations or download them as MP3 files.

This book is full of useful information to help seekers make contact with their guides. Chapters in Spirit Guides cover topics such as:

* What a Spirit Guide is.
* What forms guides can take.
* Why guides are with you.
* How it feels to make contact.
* Preparation for making contact.
* Overcoming fear and resistance.
* Scripts of guided meditations.
* And much more!

New Years Bring New Opportunities

Every new year sees us making resolutions about things we want to change, or do differently in the future. Obviously, a new year is no different from a new day or a new hour. We can choose any moment in our lives to go forward in a new fashion.

We don’t have to wait for a new year to start a new life. Every single moment we have in the now is an opportunity to change our lives. However, many people see New Year’s, birthdays and other anniversaries as points of new beginnings. Whether it is for the new year or just because you’ve decided to change your life, you can start a new here and now.

I suggest that you sit down and make a list of the things you would like to change in your life. Perhaps make two columns; one column for how things are now and the second column for how you want them to be. If your list is long, try to only tackle one or two things at a time. Once you get those things under control, then address a new item on the list.

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Become More Effective by Finding Peace

Everyone is multi-tasking these days. They are tethered to their “Crackberries,” iPhones, iPads, smart phones and computers, so they are sending eMails at all hours. Even when they are supposed to be “at leisure,” they are mailing and texting during meals at restaurants, movies, baseball games, family outings, while driving, during classroom lectures, in the bathroom (both public and private), and in some cases, even during sex.

Years ago, there was a promise that technology would make us more productive. There are some ways in which it has made us more productive — I can edit this article without having to type it over from scratch, as I would have done before word processing programs existed. I can sell my domain names to people halfway around the world by using the internet, eMail and PayPal.

But there is a dark side — technology has enabled “spammers” to fill our in boxes with masses of junk. In some cases, the junk mail is so overwhelming that it causes people to lose their important messages among the spam.

Technology promised to give us more leisure time, as well. Presumably, the more leisure time was a result of having gotten all of our work done earlier than before. However — studies have shown that people (who are fortunate enough to have a job these days) are working more hours than ever. Obviously, in the workplace, one must do the bidding and put out all the little “fires” that the employer commands. But it is well documented that people end up doing a lot of things poorly when required to multi-task all the time. The human brain is not structured for it.

Yesterday, I saw a woman walking through a traffic-filled parking lot into a store. She had a baby cradled in her right arm, a toddler by the hand with her left arm, and her neck was bent to hold the cell phone between her ear and shoulder so she could carry on a conversation. There is no way she was giving adequate attention to either child. She was not watching for traffic as she crossed. But she was deeply engaged in a phone call that pulled most of her attention elsewhere.

The sad thing is that most people are unaware that they are performing poorly on multiple tasks. They don’t have that insight because too much of their brain is occupied trying to multi-task. And it is becoming evident that all of these short bursts of technological communication are making many people attention deficient.

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End of Year Ritual

Everybody is familiar with the New Year Rituals — making resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, be a better person, get a better job, etc. But, it seems to me that the sudden turning to “what’s next” without taking care of “what’s past” causes old issues to come up again — soon after the shine has worn off the New Year.

Those old energies can be like troublesome relatives or acquaintances. The New Year arrives and you move to get away from the negative energy of those people. You are ready to start new and fresh, with a clean slate. You didn’t tell those people your new address.

Even though you didn’t tell them where you live, they find you anyway and cause the same old trouble — or — you meet new people who behave in the same ways. You just can’t seem to get rid of that energy for long because you did not take the time to deal with it before setting out on the new path.

I developed an End of Year Ritual to clean up the old energies before going forward into the New Year. I find it is very helpful in tying up the old loose ends that can trip you up like un-tied shoes. Click the link to read the ritual process. Continue reading

Christmas Day Rising

I’m not sure there is any significance, but I look forward to Christmas Day every year because the sun finally moves into my first house, beginning its year-long journey through my chart. When it gets out of my 12th house and all of the murky energy I feel with it, the world begins to seem a bit lighter.

The sun went into my first house today, December 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM MST. Whew!! Glad to see it. Glad to feel it.

I was already feeling some lighter energy because of getting past the Winter Solstice. Some years I feel like the new year begins at the Solstice, when the days begin to gather more sunlight. Other years, it definitely seems to be when the sun crosses my ascendant.

This past week, I have had a feeling of melancholy — a kind of empty sadness. I cannot point to anything that has changed in my life circumstances or changes in news, etc., as reasons for my somber mood.

A friend of mine who is a sensitive and conscious shaman suggested that many of us are “mourning for the world” because we are sensing big changes coming. I don’t think she was predicting devastation, but rather the fact that when we break-through into a new realm, we leave some of the “old” behind.

The sun will enter her first house on January 9, 2011 at 8:38 PM MST.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been aware of a “voice” (for want of a more accurate word) that keeps telling me my whole life is about to change. when I mentioned it to my son, he said he had been getting that message, as well.

The sun will enter his first house on January 19, 2011 at 8:50 AM MST.

As you can see, in addition to myself, many of the people I am close to have Capricorn Rising. One of them is New Year’s Eve Rising. The sun will enter her first house on December 31, 2010 at 7:07 AM MST.

Suffice it to say I feel big changes coming for myself and others. This year is a new beginning in a new paradigm. The year has begun. I hope your new year, whether you count it from January 1 or some other date, will bring many good changes for you.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Copyright © 2010 by Victoria Young

Attitude is Everything

Below is a four-minute video about how our attitude is the basis for our thoughts, which aggregate and become beliefs. The beliefs become the framework for our reality. Our attitude generates the emotions that color and fill in the framework with a “reality” that seems quite solid, tough it is but an illusion.

Change your attitude — change the illusion.

Text copyright © 2010 by Victoria Young

7 Steps for Surviving Holiday Mercury Retrograde

Mercury goes retrograde two weeks before Christmas (December 11, 2010) in North America. Most astrologers consider the two weeks leading up to the retrograde motion to be somewhat “iffy” in terms of progress or making agreements, signing contracts, etc. as well.

As a double Virgo (Mercury rules Virgo), I have long been aware of and affected by Mercury Retrogrades. There always seem to be hiccups related to communications, agreements and contracts. Lots of delays, misunderstandings and indecisive people. It is also common for communications devices — computers, cell phones, etc., to act up.

Mercury retrograde periods are not good for starting projects that require several people to communicate effectively and be on the same page.

The retrograde continues through New Year’s Eve (throughout the world), so it is quite possible for people to misunderstand details about where they are meeting to celebrate, etc.

Mercury’s retrograde motion ends on December 29, 2010. During this retrograde (on December 21), we get a Lunar Eclipse. It’s corresponding Solar Eclipse will be January 4, 2011 — only a few days after Mercury Retrograde ends. Eclipses are about endings and clearing the way for new beginnings, sometimes abruptly. Having the eclipses coincide with Mercury retrograde can make for some real confusion around the holidays.

Mercury retrograde is GOOD for revisiting old unresolved issues and taking care of them once and for all. It seems the retrograde motion is compatible with going back energetically to deal with unfinished business. New business that is still unfinished — not so much.

Taking all that into consideration, here are my coping strategies to deal with the Holiday Mercury Retrograde:

  • Don’t start a business or initiate major projects until January 14, 2011.
  • If at all possible, postpone signing contracts, agreements, leases, etc. until about January 20, as well. If not possible to delay, make sure your lawyers scour the documents with a fine-toothed comb, checking and double-checking to make sure it says what you think it does.
  • Backup your computers and smart phones.
  • Double check your answering machines.
  • Make sure your batteries are strong in important devices, including your car.
  • Take great care in double checking party and celebration plans to make sure all participants have the same notion of what you’re doing.
  • Spend the necessary time to take care of old, unfinished business that pops up.

After all of these precautions, anything that arises should be minimal.

Copyright © 2009-2010 by Victoria Young

The Perception Of Consciousness

Here is a GREAT video, featuring David Lynch, Wyane Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden and more. They explain in ten minutes that the substance of the universe is consciousness. They tell us we only have fear when we believe that the substance of the universe is matter.

This Matrix is so incredible!

Text copyright © 2010 by Victoria Young

Thanksgiving – George Winston

Once again we are celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a long tradition of turkey, stuffing and various casseroles consumed by various families with different traditions. Eating too much, taking a nap and perhaps a family squabble or two thrown in.

I like the idea of stopping and appreciating, being grateful for how wonderful our lives are. We have created this complex illusion out of consciousness. We should express our gratitude for this reality we’ve created — the joyous parts and the parts that have given us pause. The negative parts show us what we don’t want so we can work on creating differently.

All of our creation is a testament to our magnificence and the magnificence of Consciousness.

I invite you to watch/listen to this beautiful music video and think of the many things in your life for which you can give your thanks.

Text copyright © 2010 by Victoria Young