March 5th: Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces at 10:05 am PST. The final Full Moon of winter in Virgo/Pisces coincides with completions for those with planets or chart angles in the mutable signs of Virgo/Pisces near 15 degrees.
March 12th: Mercury enters Pisces at 8:51 pm PDT. The collective communications of the global village turn toward the intuitive dimensions as Mercury reenters the mystical sign of Pisces where it joins Neptune, Chiron, and the Sun for some spiritual solace two days after transiting Mars in Aries triggered changes and eruptions between transiting Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn.
March 14th: Saturn turns retrograde in Sagittarius at 8:02 am PDT. Transiting Saturn pauses in the sign of Sagittarius at 4 deg 55 min and reverses direction after 7 months of forward motion. Saturn will retrace its steps from March 14th through August 1st 2015 when it will turn direct in Scorpio at 28 deg 16 min.
March 16th: Uranus in Aries & Pluto in Capricorn final exact square aspect. The two Cardinal Titans Uranus and Pluto complete their 7th and final global initiation agreement that began in June 2012 and completes this month. Uranus will now take the lead ahead of Pluto going forward, although their respective retrograde cycles will reunite them in another square aspect within 2 degrees of each other from December 2015 through the winter season of 2016.
March 17th: Venus enters Taurus at 3:14 am PDT. Lady Venus returns to terra firma placing her feet back on Earth after distancing herself from a bittersweet Valentine’s fling with Mars in Aries. Just as a single spark can ignite a forest fire, so too can wings of wax tempt human folly when flying too close to the garish Sun.
March 20th: New Moon/ Solar Eclipse in Pisces at 2:36 am PDT & Vernal Equinox at 3:45 pm PDT. Today’s Solar Eclipse in the final degree of Pisces takes center stage in the morning and then leaves the stage placing the afternoon spotlight on the Sun’s arrival in Aries ushering in the spring season.
March 30th: Mercury enters Aries at 6:43 pm PDT. Fleet-footed Mercury catches up with the spring team of the Sun, Mars & Uranus in the sign of Aries just in time for spring training.
March 31st: Mars enters Taurus at 9:26 am PDT. The warrior planet leaves Aries to pursue Lady Venus in Taurus only to find himself distracted by the allure of a more harmonious feminine aspect with today’s Moon in Virgo.
Grateful to Lee for this monthly forecast!
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“You’re one of those rare Aquarians with your Sun in the very last degree of Aquarius known as a “mastery degree” confirming your status as an eclectic “Citizen of The World”!” – Lee
Astrological Forecast for February 2015
This is my birthday month and how great it is for Lee to not only send this Forecast, but to also share such a beautiful statement about me as he did in the quote above. If you are curious about your own astrology, he has so much to offer! http://stillwatersastro.com
February 3rd: Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 3:09 pm PST. The Full Moon in Aquarius will activate those with chart
angles or planets between 10-20 degrees in the Fixed Signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio.
February 11th: Mercury stations direct in Aquarius. The messenger planet completes its first of three rounds of Mercury retrograde cycles in 2015 as it steps forward in Aquarius at 1 deg 18 min today.
February 18th: Super New Moon in Aquarius at 3:47 pm PST & the Sun enters Pisces at 3:50 pm PST. The second of two rare consecutive Aquarius New Moons arrives in the very final degree and minute of longitude in the sign of Aquarius ushering in the Chinese New Year of the Goat. The Sun enters the sign of Pisces within 3 minutes of the arrival of the New Moon in Aquarius. The Sun and Moon then merge in the first degree of Pisces in synchrony with a close conjunction of Venus and Mars in the last three degrees of Pisces.
February 19th: Mars enters Aries. The warrior planet celebrates a homecoming as he returns to his native sign of Aries where He eagerly awaits the arrival of his Lady Venus joining him in Aries tomorrow.
February 20th: Venus enters Aries. Lady Venus catches up with her Martian Mate in the sign of Aries for a restorative fortnight’s rendezvous before She moves on towards the sign of Taurus seeking signs of spring.
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The Heart Chakra
“One love, one heart, one destiny.”
― Bob Marley
Writing about Love yesterday made me think about the heart chakra. When I was in my own heart, imaging those I love, I realized it was not my heart at all, but really the heart chakra that I focused on.
Many people are not aware of all the incredible information that is stored in the chakras. If you have ever had an intuitive reading from me, you know the power of this experience.
The heart chakra is the one people are aware of the most. It is the Power of Love. It relates to love, self-love, love of others, love of God (or your own word for the Divine,) affinity, loneliness, commitment, forgiveness, hope and trust.
On my website I have listed detailed information about each of the chakras. Take some time to journal about the fourth chakra and see how you can bring balance into your relationships and into your life.
Most of all though, practice focusing on your loved ones in your heart and experiencing the incredible feeling of love! When you do this you heal your heart and theirs!
This is the 6-Muscle Testing with Tomatoes. This video is a great follow-up to the fifth video, Muscle Testing. In this video you can use your new tool of Muscle Testing to test the life force of the food you eat. Dr. Candess demonstrates with a tomato!
Recently I watched the NBC Dateline program on James Arthur Ray and the tragedy with the sweat lodge. As much as I could, I stayed neutral on the situation as far as where the fault lay. Determining fault was not my goal in watching.
Although I had not read James Arthur Ray’s books or listened to his CDs, I was disturbed. Many of the beliefs he espouses are similar to my own beliefs. Although the metaphysical community differs somewhat, most of us believe in love over fear, manifesting by using the law of attraction, and giving to receive. Where I differ, being a licensed mental health counselor for many years is that I counsel that the client, student, participant be safe and I am careful to “do no harm.” Being an intuitive counselor I also share with clients, students, participants to follow their own internal guidance. Although I do intuitive readings, good readers are 80 – 85 % accurate and it is important that my clients listen to themselves above all. Of course, if they are mentally ill and apt to harm themselves or others, that is a different case.
What interested me the most when I watched this show is the question I had. When did their internal guidance break down? Not only the self-guidance of the participants of his workshop, but James Arthur Ray’s self-guidance as well. I wonder about the struggle within each individual between their ego and their intuitive self. At what point does your survival instinct kick in and override your ego?
I have counseled many clients who made poor decisions at the last minute, knowing fully well it was the wrong thing to do, but they did it anyway. It can happen because of peer pressure, interjects (hearing someone else’s voice in their head – usually a parent), or having a situation go on for so long, they lose the internal fight to make the right decision. I have heard this often from clients who married when they knew they shouldn’t have. The day of the wedding they knew it is the wrong move, but they did it anyway. I did that myself. Even though I loved the man and wanted to continue to be together forever, marrying into his family was not what I wanted, and living in a domestic union would have been best for us. But he asked and I said yes. Later we discussed this and he really didn’t want to either, but thought it was what he was expected to do. I am so grateful today I rarely make decisions without checking in with my intuitive self first!
How often do you make poor decisions even though your gut clearly warns you ahead of time? Most of my private practice, my teachings and my writings are about self-healing and following and developing your internal guidance, your intuition.
We all have this ability, though we often give it up as children. We feel pressure from either our parents or our peers. It may be helpful to write out some of the times you said yes, when no was clearly the right decision. Write out when you said no, when every cell in your body knew yes was the best choice. It is important to forgive yourself so you don’t make your past your future, but choose from this day on to breathe, take time to sense and make a decision balanced with your mind, your heart, and your intuitive self!
An Interview with Patrick C. Dougherty, D.C.
Recently I had some blood work done and found I was low in Vitamin D. I remembered several friends and clients had the same problem and so I contacted Dr. Pat to find out more.
Dr. Pat, I understand you are a Chiropractor here in Spokane. How long have you been practicing?
I have practiced chiropractic since March of 1994, first in Denver CO, and since November of 2004 in Spokane WA.
What else do you do in your practice?
Chiropractic College did not prepare me to pursue creative solutions to people’s health challenges. As a chiropractor I am required to take continuing education credits each year. It is these classes that have shaped how I work today. Rather than look at a person as merely muscles and bones, I initially evaluate them in a total of six areas: Musculaoskeletal, electromagnetics, nutrition excess and deficiency, toxicity, buried emotional stress, and allergy and sensitivity. I do this with a combination of muscle testing, questionnaires, and intuition.
After the evaluation I present the person with a list of the health challenges I observed, they choose what they are willing to work on, and I help them overcome their challenges through chiropractic adjustments to optimize the nervous system, nutritional supplementation, diet counseling, exercise and posture counseling, soft tissue release techniques, and other energy techniques.
I accomplish this by using my hands, mechanical adjusting instruments, cold laser therapy, and supplements.
Is it true that Vitamin D is a hormone?
Vitamin D is a steroid hormone. Hormones are chemical messengers. They have a shape that allows them to fit into the receptors of cells. This is much like a jigsaw puzzle. If the cell and the hormone fit together then the hormone can pass along its encoded message to the cell.
I understand you know a lot about Vitamin D. What is so important about Vitamin D?
A tremendous number of cells in the body have Vitamin D receptors. For this reason, researchers have found that Vitamin D has the ability to optimize function in 2000-3000 genes in the human body. That is 10% of all the genes in the body! The better you genes and cells work, the better you will function.
The vast majority of everything we know about Vitamin D has been uncovered in this century. Researchers have found Vitamin D deficiency in astounding numbers of named diseases and conditions. While this does not mean that Vitamin D is the sole cause of any of these conditions, it does indicate that unhealthy people almost always have low Vitamin D levels.
The bottom line is that your genes are the blueprint for your body. Vitamin D activates many of the “healthy” genes in the body. Ask yourself, “do I want to build my body and my health with the best blueprint available to me, or will I settle for a blueprint from a first grade architecture class?” If you want the best, then you will take Vitamin D.
How much Vitamin D should we take?
This is controversial subject. The main reason it is controversial is that the FDA appears to be impervious to science. It is only recently that the FDA raised the suggestion daily dose of Vitamin D from 400 IU/day. Scientists have known for years that this is a fairly meaningless dosage. Every year researchers at some of the best medical schools in the world are suggesting higher daily dosages of Vitamin D than ever before. I have seen 10, 000 IU/day recommended in several papers in the past year.
Personally I am wary of such a high dose, but only because I have not seen enough evidence. I have taken 3000- 5000 IU/day for the past 3 years. When I have my Vitamin D blood level tested I have never come close to peaking at a dangerous level.
I recommend anywhere from 1000-5000 IU/day dependent on the personal factors involved. I also recommend that people taking dose of 5000 IU/day and up get their blood level tested to insure they do not overdose on Vitamin D.
Can we just take the Vitamin D from the grocery store?
I recommend people get their supplements from a source they can trust to weed through all of the poorly made supplements and only provide the highest quality supplements. I have yet to see a grocery store that meets this criteria. Surveys have shown that a huge number of supplements are not well made, and at times they even have enough impurities to be harmful to a person.
Also, because Vitamin D is a steroid hormone it is fat soluble. Many people have difficulties with fat digestion. For this reason I use a liquid vitamin D in my office. I believe the liquid form is more readily absorbed by more people than Vitamin D in the pill form.
My work is about self-healing. In what way would taking Vitamin D help in self-healing?
Vitamin D, in my mind, is the king of the self-healing supplements. I firmly believe in the chiropractic principle that the power that made the body can heal the body. In other words we are meant to be healthy – until our pathologically stressful lifestyle interferes to a degree that the self-healing capacity of the nervous system to comprehend our stresses and adapt to them is overwhelmed.
Vitamin D, because it asserts a positive influence on so many genes in the body, and so many of our cells; increases the capacity of our body to resonate at a higher level. When our vibratory frequency is peaking, so is the ability of the nervous system to comprehend and adapt to stress. That adaptation is the key to expressing our innate healing ability.
What would you say are the top 3 other ways we can take good care of our health?
The key to good health is the ability of the nervous system to comprehend and adapt. Receptors on the spine are the conductors for that communication. For that reason, I recommend everyone get chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments facilitate vibratory frequency in the spine, which encourages nervous system communication. That communication is what allows a body to make good use of the three factors that follow.
1. It would be easy to say Food, Food, Food here. But I will give you 2 other ways, also. Food is the fuel for our body. It is proper to draw an analogy to a car. If the proper fuel is put in a new car it runs beautifully. When you put a lesser grade of fuel in the car it runs more poorly. Put diesel in a gasoline engine (or vice versa) and you have got big problems. Put kerosene in your car and I shudder to think what would happen.
Our bodies are no different. There is good fuel and bad fuel. A good rule of thumb is that if you have to read a label, then the food is probably not great fuel. Whole fresh foods, preferably organic and not shipped a great distance are going to supply your body more good fuel than processed foods. People who ignore this principle are robbing their energetic essence.
2. Exercise is so important. Many people think that because they are active during the day they do not need to have a regular exercise program. The focused intensity of an exercise program is much more valuable to must of us than a busy day. Exercise programs need to be tailored to the individual.
3. For number three I am going to cheat and say people need to honor the importance of positive self talk, good posture, a daily source of mind quieting activity, a daily dose of learning, daily expressions of gratitude, and finally having a clear and active purpose in life.
This has been really informative. Thank you so much!
Patrick C. Dougherty, D.C. received a Bachelor of Science degree in May of 1992 and a Doctor of Chiropractic in December of 1993 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR; Certification in the Educational Program for Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Rehabilitation from the Department of Human Performance and Wellness of Mesa State College in Colorado in 1999; and certification in Surface Electromyography (Semg) from Turning Point Logistics Systems, Inc. He has practiced chiropractic since March of 1994, first in Denver CO, and since November of 2004 in Spokane WA.
In this video I assist you in gaining your own intuitive information through the Truth/Lie Rose. I learned this process in a workshop with The Church of Divine Man.
In this video you will learn to Run Cosmic Energy and clear others energy out of your energy field. Cosmic Energy is also called the Christ Light!
In this Energy Medicine DNA video you will learn a simple tool of grounding your energy. This will assist your body in feeling safe and also help you to manifest your creations.
In the last blog I gave you some information about the Saboteur Archetype and encouraged you to use the information to explore within yourself in the privacy of your journal. Today, I am focusing on the Victim Archetype. This information comes from information from Caroline Myss’ work in her Sacred Contracts book and the classes I took from her on Medical Intuition and Sacred Contracts. I have also added information that I have gained from working as a mental health counselor and chemical dependency professional for over 20 years.
Remember that we all have 4 archetypes that we share. These are the Child, Victim, Saboteur and Prostitute. Each of these archetypes have a positive side to them and with the Victim it is Self-Esteem. This would be the other side of the victim. The focus of my newsletter is All Healing is Self-Healing. This is also the focus of my book 12 Weeks to Self-Healing: Evolving Through Chronic Pain.
In the process of self-healing, you have to come to terms with your victim self and move beyond this state of being. You can identify your victim, confront the behavior, love and forgive yourself and bring your energy into present time. In fact, unless you can bring at least 80% of your energy into present time, you will not have the power to self-heal. What do I mean by bringing yourself into present time? Watch your thoughts. Do you go off to the future (which can create anxiety) or drift off to the past (which can cause depression) or are you able to be present in the moment?
I will write more about present time, but for now, enjoy exploring this archetype that can bring you high self-esteem once you embrace this part of yourself and move on!
Guardian of Self Esteem
Core issue is whether it is worth giving up your own sense of empowerment to avoid taking responsibility for your independence.
- When you don’t stand up for yourself after awhile you no longer can tell the difference whether you are being victimized or not; so either you are being victimized and don’t know it or you are not being victimized, but act as if you are.
- The victim archetype helps you decide what you will or will not do; a guardian of personal boundaries.
- Lessons associated with the victim archetype demand that you evaluate your relationship to power, especially with people with whom you have control issues and have to set boundaries.
- Primary objective is to develop self-esteem and personal power.
- You have contracts with people whose primary purpose is to help you develop yourself-esteem through acts of honesty, integrity, courage, endurance and self-respect.
- The victim will entice you to feel sorry for yourself.
- You can act like a victim and give in or call upon your companions and guides for help.
- Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, you need to have the courage to look at your victim and make it your ally.
- Do you victimize yourself in the way you interpret conversations with other people?
- Does your victim alert you to protect yourself rather than letting people take advantage of you?
- Does your victim motivate you to be shrewd in the dealings of whatever house it is in?
- Does your empowered victim allow you to take risks in your life?
- The victim urges us to act appropriately when we are in danger of being victimized.
- The victim can alert us to being victimized through passivity and rash or inappropriate actions.
- It can also alert us to how we victimize others for personal gain.
- In shadow it may show how we play victim for sympathy or pity.
Bless your heart,