Full Moon Update 7-15-11

Full Moon is Friday, July 15 at 12:39 AM Mountain Daylight Time (Thursday night).

This is a good day to take for yourself and for honoring yourself. Ask yourself what you want to do. Do it. Be creative, expressive, impractical, spontaneous, fun, colorful. If it can be with community, all the better. Let your guard down and look forward rather than think about the past. Banish regrets and any other negative feelings. There is no room for them on this full moon.

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July Forecast 2011

The main theme for July is Birth.

As I was contemplating the theme for the month, several words came to mind: Breaking, breakthrough, cracking, expansion, explosive, triggered and initiation. None of them felt exactly descriptive of the theme but rather of the process of getting to the theme. When I asked again I received a potent image of an egg cracking and a small chick emerging into the world. The theme of Birth came to me in such a beautiful way it brought tears to my eyes.

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New Moon/Eclipse Update 7-1-11

The new moon with a partial solar eclipse is Friday, July 1 at 2:54 AM Mountain Daylight Time.

This is the third eclipse and the bookend to the intense time of change and realignment. This promises to be the most intense of the three eclipse times. There is a whiplash effect that could either bring dramatic and unexpected change or it could give you the burst of energy you need to launch what you have set in your intentions. Whatever the case, meet this force head on and enjoy the ride. If you feel derailed or scattered by events, make sure to spend some time in quieting the mind and meditation. It will serve you far better that any worry anxiety or stress.

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A New José Stevens Article

The Guatemala Test

panajachelSometimes, even after doing everything right, Essence throws curves at us just to see how we will manage them. This is the tale of such a test and perhaps an example of one way of managing it along with lessons learned. After an extraordinary trip to Huallay, the stone forest in the Andes of Central Peru, my daughter Anna and I stopped in Guatemala for a reconnaissance trip, to do the pre-planning before taking our two year program group there to work with Mayan shamans. In Peru our group had worked with the Q’eros, the powerful Andean Paqos or shamans who we have been learning from. After a series of wonderful ceremonies at fourteen to fifteen thousand feet, we felt strong and filled with light. Our hearts were open and our sense of connection to Spirit was strong. So Anna and I figured we would bring this good foundation with us on our research trip to Guatemala.

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Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Update 6-15-11

Full moon and total lunar eclipse is Wednesday, June 15, at 2:14PM Mountain Daylight Time.

This is the second eclipse in the triad of eclipses. The energies are strong in pushing for a new alignment. Any resistance will result in great discomfort energetically, emotionally and possibly even physically. The best way to use this full moon time is to be still and be receptive to a new alignment. Find that still point of peace inside you where nothing is happening. Practice your internal alignment and anchor your vertical axis. Pull the charge out of your external points of reference and bring that energy into your solar plexus. Be with yourself and be in acceptance with whatever is happening out there in the world.

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June Forecast 2011

The main theme for June is Realignment.

When a vehicle gets out of alignment it shakes and shimmies and wants to veer off the road. What causes it to get out of alignment is hitting bumps, potholes and other obstacles. If a vehicle is left in this condition for too long, the tires will wear out. A vehicle will not realign itself. You have to take it in for help.

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New Moon/Eclipse Update 6-1-11

New Moon is Wednesday, June 1 at 3:03 PM Mountain Daylight Time.

This signifies the beginning of a window of change and opportunity. This new moon is accompanied by a partial solar eclipse and is the first of 3 eclipses; full lunar on the 15th and another partial solar on July 1. There will be more information about the significance of this time period in the June forecast but it is important to be aware now of the power of this new moon as it launches a potent time of change and realignment.

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Full Moon Update 5-17-11

Full Moon is Tuesday, May 17,at 5:10AM Mountain Daylight Time.

Practice having a foot in both worlds; the masculine, focused, intentional, serious, grounded and determined one; and the more feminine, cooperative, supportive, creative and inspired one. Celebrate this dynamic duo as true partners who together can manifest all things. See them as friends and allies. Nurture their trust in each other. Acknowledge anything in your own life that has begun to manifest in a cooperative way. Honor the two energies as co existing within you. Make a commitment to work with them in balance and harmony. This is also a very good time to ask to be connected to those higher centered realms of experience reached through beauty, love and compassion. From this place practice forgiveness for anything that needs it. This is a crucial preparation time for what’s to come.

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Shamanic Q & A


If the next 8-10 years are going to be highly chaotic, and the process of re-inventing the new earth would take 300 years to complete, then for us so called light workers who are middle aged, what is there to do in the meantime, so we can actually enjoy some light and prosperity? I have been taught you can manifest abundance in the midst of chaos, but not sure how to do that, given the state of affairs. I can practice being in the moment, and ignoring the news, and sending light to the affected areas, but as far as daily life in the next few years, what is the best way to cope?
 Thanks so much.


Live your life as if it is three hundred years from now. Why wait? What do you want this world to look like three hundred years from now? What do you want to be experiencing? Why wait to be a loving and generous person? Why wait to bless people every day? Why wait to be overflowing with gratitude?

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