The seasons are changing here and so is downtown Santa Fe: tables now line one side of the plaza like in Europe or Mexico, and I just biked by a new exotic cheese store getting set to open– the first of its kind in town. There are already two shops devoted solely to olive oil and they haven’t gone under, so maybe Santa Fe has turned into a place that supports artisanal specialty stores like a big city.
Yet on this long Labor Day weekend, Santa Fe showed me its timeless appeal to the Road Tripper, quite a few of whom made it to my door. Known as a mecca for sightseers and shoppers, Santa Fe is also a magnet for people who need to air their head out. A Road Trip to Santa Fe sounds very good when you’re in some flat part of the country, questioning your marriage and career and existence.
I look forward to these highly-charged sessions because the clients are so in the mood for it. Sometimes they get answers from sessions with people like me, but they also mine value from just about every road-trip interaction. Their stories tell me how important it is to the strangers when people are nice to them! I hear about all the synchronicities that happened when they got here, the “signs” they got, and what spoke to them.
When they get here they plop into a hotel. Later, a trip up to the mountains gives them a new perspective; a massage makes them feel connected to their body again; the guy at the car wash fixes the windshield wiper without asking. All the art everywhere and the peaceful pace allow them to unwind even more.
However sophisticated and hip Santa Fe might get, visitors will always be drawn to the spiritually uplifting vibration of Santa Fe, intuitively knowing it’s a good place to relax and begin to find themselves again.
I hope you all are enjoying yourselves wherever you are, have a great last couple of weeks of Summer–technically we’re all still unwinding until the third week in September!
Events: September Intuition Circle The September 24th new moon circle takes place during a period of heavy-hitting planetary activity. Pluto going direct in Capricorn and the Fall equinox means you can expect to see a lot more profound change in the structure of the world and your life: what has been set up gets going on a bigger scale.
For the circle and an inspiration to work with, everybody should bring a personal desire to give some energy to–a Fall intention. In the process of getting perspective on your goals through divination and clairvoyant reading, we’ll do some exercises that develop intuition and increase self-trust. No experience necessary. May include an art project, all tools provided. Limited to 8, $45, 7-9 pm, 505-982-3294, www.elissaheyman.com/santafeworkshops.html
I will be in Seattle and Vancouver October 4-7th and available for private sessions, 505-577-4012 or email@example.com
Psychic Insights and Horoscopes–Read Your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs
Enjoy Productive September 2014!
The Sun in Virgo highlights work and service and taking care of others. Its spirit asks that we take a little more responsibility and do something extra this month, to make the world a better place.
Reaching Professional Goals comes from surveying what you’ve got in detail, and improving on delivery systems and practicality. Taking stock will inspire new ideas! If you just landed in a new environment, it’s likely going to work for you. You’ll be very busy setting up house, virtually or literally. Efficiency tip: Do one thing at a time to avoid mistakes.
September theme: Mobilizing Change comes through great mobilizing efforts. Lots of things and people are martialling their forcesPersonally, it’s a month of completing details and then actually getting things moving. There’s no way to generalize about what’s mobilizing out in the world–when the mobilizing is done we’ll see who has the power. Obviously and in many different ways, it’s getting hot up in here, y’all!
What to be grateful for: Better ideas! These “better new ideas” could have been occurring to you since the last week in August. Any time around the first of the month, never mind what’s undone around you, go somewhere pleasant and have a nice daydream about how things can be better. In September, be sure to take some time out to free your mind and entertain new thoughts.
Better ideas in the news: Virgo rules problem-solving, health, and systems, and recently a company dealing with all three is getting some press, Sherpaa.com. Companies are signing up for their healthcare services left and right! Another promising invention that’s the epitome of Virgo-resourcefulness, is a new kind of fossil fuel substitute made from e coli bacteria: http://rt.com/news/184800-propane-fuel-bacteria-coli/
Spiritual Guidance for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, fire signs: Do not fight or forsake the goals of your heartfelt self—you could see them but not act on them! Build on the more positive habits and self-understanding that recently inspired you. If you feel pressured, stand still– stop doing–and get your balance. Supportive partnerships can form now. Most of all, be a good partner to yourself: give yourself the benefit of the doubt if you don’t see results at first.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, water signs: You are learning and accepting what you have to sacrifice and eliminate. In good faith you seek the information you need to make a choice, but there could be some disappointment in light of what you discover. However, the truth will set you free in the direction of something better.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, air signs: Hang tight! Your new ideas and new potential partnerships and liaisons are better than before and working…be patient. Expect next March and April to be telltale months for what you’re conceiving and putting together now.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, earth signs: Just keep working! You’re clearing the way: You have to do a bunch of detailed stuff to get to the flow you’re looking for, the flow you hope to enjoy coming from the work and effort you’ve put in. Your plans are just fine.
This is the new moon before the Harvest Full moon, a special time to make hay while the sun shines. You may have felt its new energy on Sunday the 23rd, when the Sun went into Virgo. It’s an easier time to get clear about what one has the heart to commit themselves to for the next couple of weeks, and maybe rearrange their lives around new priorities for a lot longer time than that.
Now is an excellent day to make a commitment to whatever you want to make concrete, establish, and consolidate around. You can create new foundations, but expect to have to narrow your focus and eliminate or rearrange things.
Alignment of heart, body, and soul becomes easier, and so does contact with the higher dimensions.
Do you want feedback from your wise inner self or the higher dimensions in universe about what your New Moon goals? Here’s an exercise to do when you have some privacy: Write down on the top of a piece of paper something like this: “Anything that can come through, anything the Universe has to say to me, (substitute wise inner self, Divine Order, whatever…)
The next step is two part: First, open up in your own mind to what is important and true for you now. This new moon in Virgo is an excellent time to construct and execute a pleasing plan.
Then, with the expectation that whatever is wise and true will respond to your statement: Write it all down, the important things you are committed to making happen.
Underneath it write something like, “Anything that can come through”, and then just let yourself write whatever does come through…this is automatic handwriting. You might try this visualization: You are sending a note to a much deeper self of yours, many floors below you, and they send you a note up from your own depths.
Next Sunday the 31st, repeat this automatic handwriting exercise to see what your inner self has to say about the direction of things, and when the planets are again powerfully aligned. Repeat your vows. You are halfway to the Harvest Full Moon on August 31st, a sign that whatever it is you really committed to, can deeply root.
Grow what you want to grow, that’s the key to this new moon’s success!
It’s the exciting weekend in Santa Fe again, when dazzling Native American artists in their booths, and their admirers come together in an art-buying frenzy…but it’s also an exciting time in the streets, with so many interesting people from all over the world in town. Galleries are open late, restaurants are jammed, and people like me are going in and out of the fancy hotels around the plaza, paying house calls. It’ll be an early night for many, though, who get up at the crack of dawn to buy from their favorite artists.
2014 is the inaugural year of I.F.A.M., the Indigenous Fine Art Market, a group that broke off from the traditional plaza event to do their own thing. It’s on for one more day, Saturday, at the Railyard Park and pavilion. There are about 250 artists from all over, but the park venue is much hipper and nicer than the traditional plaza. Within earshot on the bandstand is an all-day line-up of Native American entertainers, musicians, and dancers, and of course, the smell of frybread is in the air.
Today at IFAM I pulled away from shopping to listen to a storyteller tell a profound little tale about how a rabbit got its ears (learning used to be so much more fun!), and dug a new kind of hybrid powwow/hip-hop/reggae dance music. The park was so alive with new art and culture and the unique things people brought, it’s another terrific addition to Santa Fe, like the International Folk Art Market. I’m not through shopping yet at IFAM, and like all beginning markets, the prices are good.
Tonight’s like a full moon, the coyotes are howling on the East Side and I hardly ever hear them anymore. Santa Fe has its full-on mojo going and I think that means the money will be flowing…people are really looking forward to a good time and a good market.
Tomorrow night is the Santa Fe Powwow from 5:00 to 10:30 at Genoveva Chavez Center, another chance to hear great music and probably see Native Americans dance who are visiting the area.
I’ll be a guest on Pam Drinnon Cosmic Contacts show tonight at 5:30 pm MST, and taking psychic call-ins questions…347-838-9142
The number to call to ask a question is 347-838-9142. Show time: 5:30 pm MST. Below is Pam’s email blast:
HELLO EVERYONE WELCOME TO THE COSMIC CONTACTS SHOW WITH PAM
To easily access the show go to www.blogtalkradio.com/renford, this Monday August 11th 5:30 pm MST or call 347-838-9142
if you wish to speak to my special guest. Elissa Heyman is a gifted Clairvoyant with Great Insight, her Psychic Counseling is profound, astonishing and accurate. I’m excited to have her back, she is an excellent reader.
A couple of newsletters back I mentioned the materialization medium Hoyt Robinette, who recently conducted séances here in Santa Fe, and I want to share what an amazing experience it was to see him. Physical materialization mediumship is a rare phenomenon, in which the medium produces physical evidence of spiritual and psychic phenomenon. Hoyt’s special gift is that somehow through him, pictures of spirit guides as well as writing, appear on blank index cards while he’s connected to the spiritual plane.
I was in the room and saw it all! And so was my girlfriend, an architect with keen powers of perception, and we sat on opposite sides of the room to observe. In the two hours that we were in the room with 20 other people, Hoyt Robinette, eyes taped and blindfolded, gave an amazing display of psychic reading and mediumship at a rapid-fire pace, naming peoples’ relatives and loved ones, answering questions on pieces of paper he held folded in his hand—but that’s nothing compared to what else was happening through his mediumistic channeling ability, while he was giving the readings.
Before Hoyt’s eyes were taped and blindfolded, he put blank index cards, stacked alternately with colored pens, in a tightly woven basket. Everyone was shown the empty woven basket, the pens, and the unopened package of blank cards before they went in. Hoyt stacked the basket with alternating layers of pens and blank cards, lying horizontally until the basket was full and tightly packed, and then the lid was fastened. It was set alone in front of us on the right side of a long table. Hoyt stood on the left side, and after he’d given everyone messages and named the people who had come in spirit to each of us, he took off the blindfold and tape and walked over to the basket.
What Hoyt pulled out of the basket was very, very hard to believe: the blank cards were now covered on one side with unusual works of art . On one side (there was a card for each of us, and a couple of cards for people who weren’t present but relatives of audience members) were colorful paintings with photograph-like people staring out—peoples’ individual spirit guides–and some had landscapes and animals. The other side was covered with printed writing: each person’s full name, names of their spirit guides, dead family member, and important spiritual teachers. The names were all at different angles and in different colors.
I’d been looking at the basket at least once a minute the whole time, and saw nothing: no energy, no activity I could discern on any level. It was absolutely one of the most astonishing things I’ve ever witnessed. There’s no way on earth one could pack materials tightly in a basket and pull out such personally meaningful artifacts a couple of hours later. But it happened, and the world doesn’t always work like we think it does. It was miraculous and inspiring, and important to my own spiritual development. At the least, I’m sure all present concluded that there’s a lot more to life than meets the eye!
(By the way, although I wrote the name of my father, Philip Heyman, as someone in spirit I wanted to hear from, Hoyt yelled out “Phil” to identify it was my turn. This is what my Dad called himself. Much more incredibly, Hoyt then called out the unusual name of “Keetowah”, a legendary Cherokee medicine man who lived in Santa Rosa, California, and taught me a lot about magic and crystals.)
I hope you all are out and about enjoying the Summer – if it’s not fun where you are, come to Santa Fe!
Events and Updates
Private psychic counseling and spiritual healing sessions, in person or by phone: I’ll be in town all of Santa Fe’s very busy month of August, more info at www.elissaheyman.com or call 505-982-3294. If you are here too, be sure to check out this year’s new Indian Market at the Railyard, the Indigenous Fine Arts Market.
Radio show August 11h, Monday night, 5:30-6:30 pm Mountain Time: I’ll be on the Cosmic Contacts Show with Pam Drinnon, for an Aquarius Supermoon Show. Call-in number if you have a question, I’ll give you a psychic answer: 347-838-9142 Access Cosmic Contacts at www.blogtalkradio.com/renford
Creative Inner Journey Workshop: Learn to access your own intuition for spiritual growth and deeper self-awareness. Be guided to what facilitates your heartfelt and professional goals. Enjoy a unique social and spiritual experience while exploring your creative resources. Includes a psychic message and healing circle. 227 E. Palace Avenue, Suite T North, the Kruger Building. Across from the new Drury Plaza Hotel. September 12th, Friday night, 6:30-9:30 pm. $75, includes tax, supplies and tools.
New links on my website: I plan to schedule workshops around some of these: a new monthly calendar of festivals going on in Santa Fe
A needed and rewarding community program for teachers and students: Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe
Correct url (if you receive the client subscription version of this newsletter) for Executive Coach and author Suzie Doscher’s Amazon page: Balance, a Practical Handbook for Life’s Difficult Moments.
Psychic Insights and Spiritual Guidance for August 2014
The August Sun speaks: “I am full of vim and vigor! Everything that hits me makes me stronger! Whether it’s positive support and a helpful insight, or a destructive attack, I bounce back higher, and charge the hardest tasks.”
What to expect in August 2014: It’s a feel-good month of new partnerships and ventures, fruitful connections and opportunities, and it finishes strong. Things tend to fulfill their promise. Go for your highest target!
Dates of Change: Before the Full Moon on August 10th, play catch-up and be done with past work. Around the 25th, there are many green lights flashing in peoples’ professional lives, and Fall-like busyness shows up on the 30th, signaling a time of re-direction and change.
Out in the world, there are lots of fires in the Southwest, and globally, alarming developments escalate, with more changed landscapes and confused people suffering frightening losses. Fearful angry citizens tend to act out.
In a nutshell, August’s planetary dynamics allows everything to grow in power. To take advantage, focus on what you want to build up within yourself and what you want to build for others. The world has never been more distracting and it requires discipline to be stick to a private and positive agenda. As the late Reverend James of New Orleans would say, remember that “The direction you look is the way you are going.”
Personal success and impulse control: Before you put yourself out there, make sure you’ve done all the research and background organization and are prepared for the role you want to step into. Be “all in”, whatever you do this August. Be willing in September to devote time to what develops now.
Do not schedule yourself too much, as it is a full month of activities on every level. Also, new truths surface that take time and energy to process.
Opportunity Everywhere! Be open to change and willing to act on desire… and be sure to act on that new something when you sense it might lead to something important!
Willingness: Be willing to experience the best happening to you…a very good daily habit to practice in August is to wish yourself the best. Think something like: “I allow the very best to happen to me today. I am open to receive what’s in my best interests.”
Psychic Horoscopes for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Fire signs: New goals that create much better balance might have you rearranging your life. You’re working with many ideas and communicating more than usual, widening your circles. Suddenly personal circumstances become clear and you’re able to do something about them! Birthday Leo: Be proactive about your own future and have faith in your convictions. Aries: Get the care and nurturing you need.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water signs: Cancerians are happy when they dump the past, Scorpios are ambitious, and Pisces are determined this month, but what you all have in common is that you feel more supported and safe in your partnerships. Current plans and choices make you happy.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: Things can be kind of a blur in August until you get organized. You’re in the midst of change and it’s not the point to stay tidy! You will be more focused and discerning in September. Your plans require soul-searching and courage and you have enough experience now to choose what you’ll be happy with.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: Your focus is on creative and romantic satisfaction, and you are a hard person to please, even though there’s more opportunity for fulfillment this month. You learn to be more flexible with people and situations, and innovative at work. Support your particularly demanding creative self this month, and tolerate developing circumstances.