New Moon Update 1-11-13

New Moon is Friday, January 11 at 12:44 PM Mountain Standard Time.

This is the marker for the instinctive time of transition. If you have not spent enough time contemplating your new intentions, resolutions and dreams, this would be the time to do it. Doing something to nurture yourself spiritually would be a great asset at this time and will have a far-reaching influence. In thinking about your intentions it would be beneficial to revisit the motivation behind them and to make sure the motivation is truly yours and not someone else’s.

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January Forecast 2013

The theme for January is TRANSITION.

The image is that of transitioning from one experience to another or one place to another where the old has been dismantled but the new does not have its right place yet. The feeling is unfocused, a bit scattered, nostalgic for the old, uncertain about the new, and somewhat ungrounded with too many ideas and thoughts to organize successfully into anything solid.

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Full Moon Update 12-28-12

The Full Moon is Friday, December 28, at 3:21 AM Mountain Standard Time.

Stay close to home and be nurtured. Feed your security with some simple things that make you feel safe, protected and supported. Work with the element of fire as a life giving force. Small intimate gatherings are preferable to large ones for this moon.

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A New José Stevens Article

The Solstice 12/21/12 And Beyond: A Mayan View And More

By now all of you must be well aware of the ending of the Mayan long count Calendar on the Solstice, December 21, 2012 and all the hoopla that surrounds it. Shamanically speaking, according to the Mayans it is not the end of the world, just the end of an era, a shift from the fourth sun to the fifth sun, a chance to dream a brand new dream, to dream the dream we have all been dreaming of. So ignore the hype, the end of the world parties, the bandwagon that so many commercial interests are riding for some extra cash, and become quiet and go inward. What do you want for the future of the planet? What do you want for your own personal interests and well being in these coming times? The Mayans say we have a window, a doorway to walk through, an opportunity to shift the paradigm that runs our experience of this world. If we dream together a future world of loving kindness and compassion, this is what we will have. It will take a little time however. Few things happen in the blink of an eye. It is not as if we will wake up in the morning and a new world will already be in place. What will be in place will be a new frequency, a new potential, a new choice, and that is what we can build on to create something fresh, something beautiful, and something worth living for. Let us take a quick review of what the Mayan elders say has lead us to this juncture in order to understand better what this opportunity involves.

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New Moon Update 12-13-12

The New Moon is Thursday, December 13 at 1:41 AM Mountain Standard Time.

(so really the night of the 12th for those in US time zones) There is also a meteor shower this night. This is a time to be with your “tribe”, the people who really get you and who will likely be around even after all is forgiven and released. This is a powerful time for community to focus collectively and powerfully on some common intention. Anything done or intended at this time will have a great ripple effect on the collective as well as your future. Use forgiveness in a very deep way to include a larger landscape, expanding it to reach the greater collective. Remember that what you do individually affects all your relations and working on yourself is your greatest service.

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December Forecast 2012

The theme for December is FORGIVENESS.

For information about the influences we are moving into for 2013, an MP3 of the TRENDS talk in Santa Fe on December 4 will be available by December 6 on our website. If you wish to order the CD instead you can pre-order now on our website.

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Full Moon – Eclipse Update 11-28-12

The full moon with a lunar eclipse is Wednesday, November 28 at 7:46 AM MST (Mountain Standard Time).

This is a very potent moon and the eclipse is a marker for deep change. Celebrate. Do something higher centered and involving art or music or nature or love. Engage in physical life fully and appreciate every moment. This is a good moon to pray for what you want. There is a window of manifesting something of the heart, something new you never thought you could have.

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A New José Stevens Article

The Immense Results of a Plant Diet

(Hint: For best results read all the way through even if you are not interested in plant diets.)

Two days ago I returned from two weeks with some Shipibos, an upper Amazon tribe in Peru who supervise plant diets. I was there to do another of many plant diets, seven days in a row of drinking the juice from one of a number of special plants Amazonian tribes take to make them strong, help them heal others, and offer them protection. These plants must be taken in a certain order, starting with tobacco, moving on to the rennequia, then bouasca, albaca, camalonga, and chiric- sanango. Others follow. On this trip, there was a small group of us each dieting with different plants but spending each day in a hammock receiving the teachings and assistance of the plants.

Some are sometimes surprised when they do not receive direct intellectual instructions or downloads from the plants but that is not the way they work. The truth is, the benefits come over a period of weeks and months and while taking them one might feel a variety of emotions, physical sensations, sleepiness, or exceptional clarity of mind. It is not unusual for some to sleep a good part of the day and then again at night so for some it may be very restful while for others it is stimulating and may be accompanied by intense reading, meditating, or listening to music.

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New Moon Update 11-13-12

The New Moon with a Solar Eclipse is Tuesday, November 13 at 3:08 PM MST.

This is a super moon that supports major change through shifting of the assemblage point, both personally and on the planet. Quakes and eruptions don’t always have to be on the outside. Often they are on the inside indicating a personal transformation. Eclipses always support change and often spur unstable activity. Since the theme for the month is turbulence, this could show up around the new moon. Tidal activity will be high and winds will be active. Pay attention and make sure you have both hands on the wheel. Watch for accidents and shocks. Tell the truth to yourself today and make a decision based on that truth.

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November Forecast 2012

The theme for November is TURBULENCE. Put your seat belts on!

Storm Sandy was an incredibly powerful event and we all know what the physical aspects were of this amazing and devastating storm. Sandy is a true agent of change, birthed of wind and water, sweeping through previously perceived stable environments, wreaking havoc, chaos and destruction in its wake. There are always consequences to a catastrophic event, and its aftermath sends energetic shock waves throughout the whole planet, not just those who were physically present and engaged.

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