Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back to normal...

If I have a clue what normal is...However, it is wonderful to back in Tai Chi and meeting with my writing group and going to my Al-Anon home group.  And gas is up to (gulp) $3.99.  That alone will curtail some of my activities.

Tomorrow a world wide meditation asking for peace, harmony and well being for the waters of Japan and all the plant life and humans.

For this moment, blessings and sweet dreams.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

stars in the sky...

The churn of the dishwasher, the crackle of the fire, the endless flicking of the remote as Michael searches a zillion channels for something of quality.  His quality and mine are not the same.  I'm ready to listen to "The Help" on CD.  It was a great read and wonderful to listen to with all the accents of the characters enhancing the story.

The energies of the Universe spiral around me.  That and lack of sleep make me wonder where I am.  Still here.  Jose Arguelles died.  Did you read him in the '80s around Harmonic Convergence and the Mayan calendar?  Well, it is 2011 and maybe he needs to do his work from the other side.

Mostly I've been working with the Paulina Tarot deck this week.  Detailed artwork that invites meditation.

I'm reading "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle."  This is probably a must-read, though I've had a hard time getting into it.

Bought some ferns for the garden.  Mostly I must get everything tidied up before I randomly begin to plant.  Don't worry.  That's just an idea.  I always plant randomly and it is as delightful as painting with both hands.

Speaking of hands, here they are with a fresh coat of pale pink polish, tanzanite and pearl rings and hand braces.  For several years I've worn hand braces and then for a while only at night.  Last month I had a new pair made and they reduce the pain.  This week I saw a hand surgeon.  My hand looks very weird in the x ray.  Well, the basal joint (upper thumb) has disintegrated.  She said it looked "moth eaten."  Probably will have surgery in May.  

Look to the sky and swallow the rain or drink the stars.  We are all blessed beyond compare.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Michael goes back to work

Blue skies and spring sings up to 59 degrees.  Michael went back to work yesterday.  Despite recommendations of reduced hours, he decides to do a full shift, which turns into 9 and 1/2 hours.  Eileen and Walt invite us to dinner and we enjoy a fabulous salmon dinner cooked by the fisherman and chef.

Today Michael goes to his first physical therapy session today + work.  Yes, he's tired tonight.  Me too.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vernal Equinox

Sunshine and the promise of hyacinth.  Leaves stretch from lazy honeysuckle vines.  I tend the garden with the help of the dogs and rake up winter debris.  Unto this space, I invite peace and harmony that it shall expand world wide, shining to the central sun.

Sun and Moon

 A crisp blue sky.  We walk the dogs along the back circle.  Michael moves slowly but confidently.  The miracles of western medicine continue to work with holistic options.  Tonight we drove down to the lake to see the full moon.  Magic is in the air.  All blessings to you.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Full Moon...Uranus moves into Aries

Thanks to Seattle astrologer Steve Schroyer for the following.
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The Full Moon Reading of an Ancient Scroll  

I'm finding it hard to express my genuine excitement in revealing the significance of this week's Full Moon on Saturday, March 19th. What is so exciting is a once-in-a-lifetime window of Uranian energies that are available to us at this Full Moon. The heaviness of personal testing is lifting and bringing to completion what started at the last New Moon.  (Previous New Moon Article)
Please note: This Full Moon article is also posted on the web at and contains two horoscope graphics. A summary of PART II is presented at the end of this article.  

Uranus Moves into Aries
The powerful planet Uranus has just passed into the sign of Aries. The Aries beginning of this 84 year cycle is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. This should not to be taken lightly. What does Uranian energy look like? Uranus paves the way to the future. This can be in the form of new inventions, revolutions, or the search for greater personal freedoms.

Uranus has entered Aries for the first time since April, 1927. In 1927-28 there was a very significant release of energy. At that time the world was entering an era when major changes and events were taking place. It's interesting to note that the following lists of 1927-28 events are classic Uranian symbols.
·         The first television is sold.
·         Charles Lindbergh makes the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight.
·         Physicist Werner Heisenberg introduces his famous Uncertainty Principle.
·         Belgian astrophysicist Georges Lemaitre proposes the Big Bang Theory.
·         Joseph Stalin imposes collectivization on agriculture in the Soviet Union.
·         The German economy collapses.

The planet Uranus adds a dimension to this month's Full Moon that is extremely powerful. The esoteric symbolism of the coming Full Moon is the image of "A Seeker of Hidden Knowledge Who is Reading an Ancient Scroll." This is a beautiful picture that perfectly describes the level of integration needed to welcome Uranus into the Zodiac sign of Aries. The symbol prepares our minds for the importance and meaning of this event.

Uranus: Liberator or Destroyer?
The planet Uranus ties in directly to the meaning of our current Lunation Cycle and specifically the meaning of the Full Moon. The Uranian impulse manifests in us as a force of brilliance, inspiration, Self-realization, and an independent spirit that values freedom to the point of unconscious rebellion. Uranus gives us a vision, or at least an idea, of what life can be like in the future. The search for freedom starts with an imagination of what life "could be," providing inertia and crystallization do not set in. And when they do set in, Uranus is either a liberator or a destroyer, breaking, cracking, and destroying, all that stands in the way of continuous Uranian progress. Its ultimate purpose is to liberate us from all that has become obsolete.  
Uranus functions in the life and psyche of most people at an unconscious level. Part of our awakening process is to develop the conscious awareness of Uranus. Using the positive aspects of Uranian energies intentionally is a necessary tool in our transition during the coming planetary shift.
Building on the Great Uranus-Jupiter Cycle

We are currently in the second year of the great Uranus-Jupiter cycle of 162 years. This great cycle will absolutely change the culture of our planet, through reforming the basic fabric and premise of what a society is and how it should function. I personally agree with the sages of our time when they speak of this great 162-year-cycle as being the greatest astrological event that we will witness in our lifetime. The decisions and actions we take today, both individually and collectively, will create the legacy that will usher in the changes we have all envisioned.  
This current Moon Cycle, and specifically this Full Moon, is the first opportunity within recorded history to activate our consciousness with the energies of the planet Uranus. This also directly supports the great Uranus-Jupiter cycle, now for the first time, in a conscious way.

This Full Moon is Activating Uranus in Our Consciousness
With this Full Moon, we all have an opportunity to bring to full consciousness all that the planet Uranus has to offer us. Remember, this is normally an unconscious awareness. During this current Lunation Cycle and fully focused at the Full Moon, the Uranian insights and flashes of brilliance which are normally hidden and remain unconscious within our psyche, will open up like "an ancient scroll containing hidden knowledge. "

The Window of Activation
There is a special astrological window that will open at 8 PM, Friday, March 18th, and stay open until 11:10 AM, Saturday, March 19th, which is when the Full Moon is exact. This special window of opportunity is the final activation period of Uranian consciousness before the Moon reaches its apex of fullness. The window closes when the Full Moon meets the Sun in perfect alignment. This window of opportunity is rare and magnificent in its astrological alignment. Remember, this hidden window will only stay open during the 15 hours preceding the exact March Full Moon at 11:10 AM PDT, Saturday, March 19th, 2011.

Full Moon Rituals 
The energies of this Full Moon call for an inward withdrawal. This inwardness is not a meditative withdrawal of the senses, but a withdrawal that is focused and intentional, much like a prism which draws the light into its depths, only to release it as a full spectrum of color. The single source of light is literally breaking into the "many," yet it is still light. This is a time for reflecting on the Unity of life and Unity of consciousness. Unity can appear as a single focus, and at the same time through the analytic power of the mind, we realize the Multi-Unity of all that we perceive. The deeper you experience Unity and Multi-Unity as being the same light, the more profound will be the knowledge and illumination from "the ancient scroll that is normally hidden." To open this ancient scroll, is to experience Uranus activating the Full Moon to perceive what is normally hidden.
In designing a Full Moon ritual, the key to unlocking the mysteries is simply to explore the deeper ideas of the prism and Multi-Unity and to ponder their possibilities. Sit quietly and ponder these symbols. Then wait for a glimpse of what lies beyond your normal consciousness, flashing like a shooting star across your awareness. Perhaps you will catch a brief realization of the mysteries that are there, waiting to be discovered.  

Special Full Moon Offer 
If you are considering a personal astrology reading, I am offering a $50 discount to the first three newsletter subscribers who make an appointment. Feel free to email me. Mention the offer and I will honor the three discounts in the order I'm contacted.
Thank you all for all the supportive comments and emails you have sent me. Please forward this anyone who might benefit.  
Blessings, Steve Shroyer

PART II  - Summary of Next Week's Article
Because of the importance of this information, I have broken this article into two sections. The second section (PART II) is an exciting and inspiring look at the Moon and four key planets that each offer us help in integrating this major Full Moon Event. These planets offer us deep and meaningful insight to how to use these rare planetary energies and alignments to our highest good.  
As a Special Event, I will be releasing a brief email update on each planet each day next week. This information is so important that a new planet a day is a perfect way to integrate these energies. Enjoy!    

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St. Patrick and William of Orange

I put the four leaf clover necklace around my neck.  A bit of nature captured in plastic that I've had since 6th grade.  I wear it every St. Patrick's Day over something orange.  Gramps told me to go ahead and wear the green but to be certain to wear orange also.  He mentioned William of  Orange but I don't remember a story.  Just that the color orange would associate me with Scotland not Ireland.  I've worn orange on St. Patty's day ever since.

That makes me start thinking of this pattern I've followed for many decades.  I wear orange mostly in honor of my grandfather and not as any kind of political statement.  However, as I ponder this, it makes me realize that conflicting points of view (in this case Roman Catholicism vs. protestantism.  I have drifted far from any of those major religions I studied in my youth.

I see the insidious insidious patterns of war emerging.  And I am sad.  No matter what our "colours", we are all one.  Literally.  On last night's news, a scientist said we all carried Chernobyl in our bodies.  Of course.  It is the butterfly fling in Italy that makes the rain in Seattle. 

No matter what you celebrate, I think of you and know we have more in common than ever we know.  So, let's celebrate!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

rice is nice

Long grain organic brown rice steams the air

smiling from the cast iron pot

rock, pop and doo wop

Whatever is Hip Resurfacing???

This link will tell you more than you probably want to know but will give you an overview if you scroll rapidly.  This procedure is less invasive than hip replacement and recovery is more rapid.  In less than a week, Michael is walking with a cane.  Amazing.


Energetic Healing with global consciousness

I pass this along with the intention of sending these energetic images along the leylines..  And invite you to visualize homeopathic Aconite to all sentient beings in Japan and elsewhere.  Aconite is beneficial for those who experience shock and see that which is unacceptable.  Intention heals where physical remedies are unavailable.  Blessings, CJ

My friend Lisa sent the following:
Regarding meltdowns of nuclear reactors in Japan, it is very important now to eat extra iodine, to fill the receptors so the toxic iodine will not enter the thyroid gland I am including a list of food sources. As for Potassium Iodine, it is best to wait for an imminent threat to load up on that supplement.

Food Sources of Iodine:
  • Asparagus
  • Dulse
  • Garlic
  • Kelp
  • Lima beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Seafood
  • Sea salt and fortified salt
  • Seaweed
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Spinach
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip greens

Monday, March 14, 2011

the ninth wave mayan time

 we have moved in to the last epoch on the Mayan calendar. So graphically we are on the top of the nine layered stepped pyramids found in central and south america. 

Each level is 20 times shorter than the preceding level and all levels are cumulative. This means the energy of completion for all the levels is culminating soon.
  we move into a time of heightened awareness of our unified reality during this time. The chart below illustrates the speed of evolutionary development at this time.

The Ninth Wave Event Table
Nineth Wave Event Table

Most have seen, but here is info on 9th wave if wish to review....

what is normal?

earthquake and tsunami images of devastation roll across the television screen like a disaster movie with thousands of cars stirred in a vat of water.  but this is real.  mother earth shifting a shoulder blade and on her surface all is asunder. 

so minor home discomforts seem immediately incidental.  one knows only to send healing light and love and money.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Michael's surgery was on Tuesday.  Home on Thursday afternoon.  Walker to crutches and now today to a cane.  Really, I'm hiding his tap shoes.

writing in the void

are you there?  how do i know you're there?  i really don't know if you know i'm there on facebook.  or if i've tweeted.  what is a need to know moment?  you don't need to know when the dog looks up with harp seal eyes or when the wind shivers the cedars.  what do i need to know?

everything.  really.  i want to know everything but i accept that there are limits to accessing all knowledge.  i just want to know you are there.

thinking about you and smiling.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lost in the rain/snow sunbreak ...

and found.  Moments of self shining like the sun and hours of remembering "silence is golden."  Once, long ago, I thought I would be a nurse.  One year working in the emergency room, I fell into literature with great passion. 

Being of service lingers as an after thought.  That's when I began to practice reflexology.  Now, as caretaker, I find that silence is the best medicine.  For surely the role of the patient is one of feeling powerless and at the mercy of the moment, the surgery or the illness.  A grasping any possibility of gaining control.  it is natural.

It is not natural for me to be silence.  So, I drop back into my zen and remember that I am so much more than my opinions.

I hold Ganesh, talk to Mary Magdalene, chant the 108 syllable Buddhist words...all take me into that ego-less place of peace.
That's where I find myself...talking to the Spirit of Cedar, drooping arms down to embrace me, deva of sword fern,  Green Man and Green Woman singing Brigit into my DNA.  And the day unfolds...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hide the Tap Shoes

Michael and I drove to Seattle on Monday for his pre-op appointments.  We stayed at the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle's oldest.  It is reminiscent of the Brown Palace in Denver, a lovely old hotel, updated and well kept with the charm of history.  We ate dinner at Blueacre Seafood~fabulous food in a sleek modern setting with the blue of butterfly wings as the theme.  The only way to spend a pre-surgery day, Michael said.

We arrived at Swedish Orthopedic Institute at 5:15 AM on Tuesday.  He went into surgery at 5:40.  The surgery for resurfacing his left hip was straight forward and he came out of recovery before 10:00 AM.  By late afternoon, he put full weight on his left leg and and took eight steps.

Physical therapy and occupation therapy on Wednesday and Thursday morning.  We left the hospital before 1:00 PM and drove home.  Michael navigates well on crutches and uses a walker for some things.  The new focus for surgery is to use multi-modal medications prior and post surgery, plus doing a spinal instead of general anesthetic.  He has not had any pain with this approach.

We both send gratitude to all who sent prayers, healing thoughts and light in his direction.  He will be home for two weeks and then go back to Seattle to see the doc.  He intends to go back to work that week.

Blessings to you all.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Rain eats the stars and Ptah steps forward bringing moments of Egypt from the past into the present and future.  A new moon.  The 9th Mayan Wave.  Hang onto your raft and enjoy the scenery.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In the Garden of the Moon

Each night I look above the towering cedars and firs to smile at Grandmother Moon on her nightly rounds.  Tarot of a Moon Garden is a delightful deck and book filled with magical images of unicorns, butterflies, dolphins, dragons and exotic birds.  There a endless ways to choose a deck.  However, most often I feel the deck chooses me.  First it is the artwork.  Second is the written word.

Seventy eight cards of wisdom dance into our lives through many formats.  This is a wonderful deck to expand your perceptions of life.