I just made a new rule for myself, it’s incredible it has taken me this long to do it: never ever again, put a pot on the stove and then go write something. I only get up when the smoke gets to where I’m writing.
Besides what I just did to the atmosphere in my house, it’s a beautiful day in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Reflecting on my year….lately I’ve been appreciating the gift I have always given myself, an entrepreneurial lifestyle. I always have the chance to experiment as much as I need to, to bring into form something new from myself, which is risky but fun.
Looking back on 2013, my most interesting psychic experiences were the dynamic circles I held down the street. Circles add the dimension of group dynamics, and also, new kinds of spiritual phenomena. They were, like the many series of circles before them, an exploration of communication between people and their inner selves, the spiritual forces they attract, and how a circle can function as a healing and empowering form. We explored what helps people access and trust their intuition, what makes their intentions truly motivating, and how to energize and support creative aims.
I will never get tired of what every individual session and circle demonstrates to me: how everyone is in succinct and profound touch with the truth of their own life. Even though someone is in a quandary, they can tell a far-ranging story about themselves that goes beyond the place they’re in now, where they can’t see the forest for the trees. In a circle, listening to each other we all get to see this, and it strengthens self-confidence in our own inner guidance to learn that everyone can speak from a knowing place.
I wish all of you an especially warm and jolly holiday season, with lots of laughs and cheer,
Psychic Insights for December 2013
The roller coaster ride of November gives way to the quiet certainty of December. Some things are known, which feels better. Now we can deal, and make plans.
In December we can go about fixing what became apparent needed fixing in November. The spiritual work is to be nice to yourself as you set to upgrading your life.
The first half of the month is very different than the second. It’s not so hectic. Don’t expect to have the leisure of reflecting on your life towards the end of the year, there’s going to be a lot going on. In fact, right now in the beginning of December, with a new moon today, it’s a better time to reflect on your life and dream about the future.
Here’s the most important thing about the New Year’s wishes for 2014: that they resonate with some deep feeling within you. Successful wishes are the ones that move you at your core. This year especially, disregard past expectations or what works for others. Listen to what’s true for you.
In some way it especially helps and protects you to be nice with everybody. As if you’re working a magic spell of protection against the volatility at the end of the year, being nice the first two weeks makes the last two weeks much better.
Over the whole year, millions of people have had to brave the emotional intensity and break-apart energy of 2013. As it’s worked its way through our personal worlds, now we can better embrace the truth, and have better ideas of what makes us happy, and can make new plans.
The Stars’ Effect on Personal Growth, Projects, and Relationships
Expect lots of lucky breaks and opportunities to come in December, because there are so many ideas flying in the air and people wanting to implement them and manifest dreams.
Even though in late December, the Sun and Mercury come together in the sky and the air is zinging with inspired ideas, Jupiter and Venus go retrograde at the same time, signifying new projects need careful attention, and can be slow going. Whatever you’re doing now, it’s likely you want to go a long ways with it, and it works best to take it slow and easy in December. (This also applies to personal relationships started now, which have potential to be fruitful and long.)
Expect that whatever you get going at this time, it will take quite a bit of work and know-how to construct, but it will be very solid, and something you can build on.
The planet Neptune has a mystical effect on life this month, with its energy of magic and serendipitous coincidence. The world will give you signs…it’s also a likely time to meet just the right person who can help you, or find just the right teacher. The world will also give you strong signs if a path is not for you, and tell you to get off a path or change paths.
Some people are falling and need to be caught. Reach out extra far towards people in trouble, they need help.
There’s a lot of cracking-up and falling apart before new beginnings.
December 2013 Quick Hits for the Astrological Signs-Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Fire signs: For those of you dealing with opposition, it can be like trudging in the snow with the wind in your face, squinting to keep your eye on what’s right in front of you, making progress step by step. Go slow and you’ll be fine.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: It’s still a social, happy, lucky time when you become aware of good things up ahead. However, something now can be less than satisfying, that you later understand to be a necessary stage.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water signs: In some way water signs are at loose ends or hanging loose, and then an idea grabs them. Impulses can be fruitful. Follow them! Intuition is strongest the last half of the month.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: You can get important offers that change the game in December. You become aware of joining forces in ways that benefit you and widen your horizons.
Harmonious Holiday Guide
Follow these helpful suggestions from the Speaking Stones* for a harmonious holiday week:
About Turkey Day: Encourage your outgoing, warmth-seeking tendencies. Take the initiative, round up recalcitrant relatives if necessary, be pro-active when it comes to making the holidays happen.
Even if you’re shy and it’s easier to stay home, make the effort to reach out and connect with others, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Make it easy on yourself: Are you a holiday host? Don’t be shy, get people to help you! People will want to participate, and you’ll stay fresh.
Give the gift of your presence: whatever roomful of people you walk into, be there. Let the past and future recede into the background.
Focus on the positive: You’ll have an opportunity to see your own growth, being in the company of others…you can see in what ways you’ve become a stronger person.
Put your mate first on the holidays, this will work out for the best. You’ll also be very glad if you keep secrets secret.
Relate: Do you find yourself alone on the holidays and not liking it? This does not have to happen, there will be ways to participate with people if you look for them. Attend a public function, join a group activity, get yourself out and about in this Thanksgiving’s lively, looking-for-action, world.
If you can’t get out, you can still be group-minded and connect energetically with the holidays: collect clothes or items in your house you want to give away; write a letter, talk to people on the internet.
The last two circles in October were especially animated, one in California and one here in Santa Fe, all women and of different ages. Something that particularly impressed me is the natural mojo of a circle of women, gathering as we were for some kind of spiritual communion and healing work. It was as if underneath the surface, lifetimes of arcane knowledge glimmered through, the body and soul of each ready to assume instinctive, magic-making, energy-raising ways. Women’s circles can be exciting! I hope to do more and want to offer one a month, each 2nd Wednesday. The first Wednesday women’s circle is November 13th.
Arising naturally out of the latest circles, there are a couple of new procedures that I want to add to the circle format—I think they make for a richer, more results-oriented beginning and end. In the end, replacing a group divination with the Speaking Stones, the last activity is a group divination and psychometry reading from objects each person brings to the circle, a symbol of what they want to manifest. How the stones are now used is in the beginning, to introduce a dialogue with Nature and the insights and guidance we attract.
Listing the November circles, I was inspired to mention the astrological significators of the day they occur—here are some astrological omens for the days ahead, markers of likely themes in the circles but also an indication of what kind of ideas and experiences you might have at this time:
November 11th, Monday night, 7 pm to about 9
11-11: Mercury trine Neptune, good for visioning and inspired ideas, and Moon trine Saturn, revealing what it takes to make something happen.
Women’s Circle, every 2nd Wednesday of the month, November 13th.
Neptune goes stationery direct, when dreams can move forward, stronger paths are forged, and original creativity spikes. For women only.
November 16th, Saturday night, 7 pm to about 9.
Full Moon Circle: The full moon is a good time to commune with your spirit, let go of the past, and get aligned with what’s in your heart. Saturday night’s full moon in late Taurus supports integrating new behavior that works better, breaking habits, being bold but not risky, and being lucky because you’re nice. Psychic question and answer circle, guided meditation, energy-release work, intuition development, goal energizing.
If you’re interested in coming to a circle, they’re small (4–6), and you both get individual attention and a group experience. Here’s a description:
“An experiential intuition workshop and spiritual healing circle for 4-6. Strengthen your imagination, will and desired personal goal. Support your creative self in a circle for spiritual communion and healing. Clarify what’s important and what you want to create. Learn to access your happy, healthy, balanced self. Includes clairvoyant reading, tarot, divination, healing, intuition development and guided imagery exercises. November 11th, 7-8:45 pm, $45 plus tax. Other November circles are November 13th and November 16th.”
PLEASE BRING AN INTENTION TO WORK WITH, A STATEMENT WRITTEN OUT ABOUT WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU NOW, AND ALSO BRING A SMALL OBJECT THAT REPRESENTS IT.
Led by psychic counseling and healing practitioner Elissa Heyman: “We can act on inspiration when we get clear about what we truly want. Then, we can genuinely bless our path and invest in it. In the circle, each person sees what it takes to achieve their heart’s desire, gets deeper insight about what is personally fulfilling, and receives what the Universe has to say that supports their creative path in life. Ultimately we create a battery out of the circle, to charge and bless each person in its center.”
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-982-3294
I went back East to Boston for a few days in October, and did some fun early American history things with my family. Our first outing I’d recommend to anyone: “The Freedom Trail” tour that starts on the Boston Commons. Our tour guide was professional comedian Rob Crean (“Isaiah Thomas”): he is a hilarious and entertaining story-teller, with an interesting website. Another attraction we went to that brought history vividly to life is Plimoth Plantation, where the pilgrims settled when they came over on the Mayflower. (Worst trip ever if you were a woman: sailors considered women to be bad luck on a ship and they had to stay out of sight and down below in this godawful dark smelly hold.)
At Plimoth Plantation, everyone is in period dress and an actor, and they stay in character as you speak with them about their pilgrim’s life. It was a remarkable experience to talk to them and feel in direct connection with another century, another sensibility, and another set of wishes and problems. After a couple of hours in 17th century America with its cold bare feel, I was glad to get in the Camry.
I worked with clients in another historical setting: the Theosophical Society, a world-wide metaphysical organization founded in 1875 to study the occult, the kabala, and the work of spiritualist Mme. Blavatsky. Today, alternative healing practitioners can rent rooms in the various lodges, and the one near Boston was perfect: a very old-fashioned house with a parlor and a large meeting room for groups, with therapy rooms upstairs. It also housed the caretaker, Liz, an artist and meditation teacher with a hypnotic, low-pitched voice.
I could have spent all afternoon in the rooms: they were lined with metaphysical books and pamphlets, old and new. I pulled out what must have been one of the first self-help books ever, published in 1912: “Mind Power-the Secret of Mental Magic” by W.W. Atkinson. It’s still in print! I ordered it right away, intrigued by its interesting-looking recipes for changing your consciousness.
Have a wonderful holiday season, I hope everyone gets lots of love and good food,
P.S. I owe lots of tapes! I now have the software to work with this new digital recorder, will send them all out as soon as I set it up, when I come back first few days of November. Sorry for this long delay.
Itinerary: Please get in touch if you want to an in-person session in the Bay Area, I have an opening Tuesday afternoon the 29th. 505-577-4012.
Circles: There’s room for one more in the circle October 31st, get in touch by cell phone: 505-577-4012.
Santa Fe Circles in November: Monday 11-11, and Saturday the 16th. Please get in touch to reserve a space, email@example.com, 505-982-3294
Psychic Messages and Personal Guidance for November 2013
The pictograph:” Be your own hero” means to be your own best friend and support yourself in these testing times. People go through meaningful, consequential, and much needed change in November, and there’s quite a rout of what’s dead and done. We end up more polished but it’s through a grinding process.
The good thing about change now is that it’s “transformational”: upheaval and endings so better circumstances can develop; destruction that soon makes way for a higher vision. The new moon solar eclipse November 3rd brings this Scorpio time of personal revelations and change to a peak. We can feel reborn, and make a huge push forward to move beyond limitations and in to a more expanded freer self. Out in the world, expect tricky times until Mercury goes direct on the 10th, likely showing up in technical, communication, and transportation glitches. Wait to sign contracts if possible. On the plus side, a lot can get cleaned up this Mercury retrograde-people can’t wait to get at certain messes; there’s energy to tackle Herculean or tedious tasks.
On more subtle planes, November can bring mythic life experiences, and if you heroically exercise resilience, at the end of the month you will realize how much you have processed and grown.
November 2013 Horoscopes for the Astrological Signs - Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs
Fire signs: Overall, you learn to make better use of your energy. View past mistakes as the catalyst for positive change. November is quite a different story than the last few weeks; there’s a new creativity to say “yes” to. Actualize your most creative dreams with your most practical, follow-through self.
Aries: Accept being in a slight holding pattern, and use it to pay attention to yourself, make personal discoveries, and better understand any blocks-then forward.
Leo: You gain self-awareness and learn to focus on your strengths. November’s inner victories are hard won and important – celebrate them at the very end of the month.
Sagittarius: You strike out on your own and it feels great!
Water signs: This month is all about new beginnings; you can also feel as if you’ve been delivered from something. You’re very eager to start your new life. You have to start it from authority, and all you’ve learned from experience. Mid-month you take calculated steps towards a desired outcome and higher ground. Not only is the second half of the month more in your control, wherever you’re going, you are more in control of your environment.
Cancer: A lot is new and almost all of it is good; you’re happy about recent news and developments.
Scorpio: “Starting over” is this month’s theme, and it’s written with capital letters. This important change-time leads to more solid ground.
Pisces: New dreams! You realize you have a number of completions in your life, as well.
Air signs: It’s a happy month for air signs…they have access to what inspires them, and life seems to be giving them the green light.
Gemini: You’re going new places and happy about it!
Libra: There are new opportunities and success in your life; you can be happy in new roles.
Aquarius: Love, money, health…in November you will find fulfillment and happiness in one if not more of these basic categories.
Earth signs: Strong identity changes are likely now. Back off from taking action if anything makes you apprehensive– wait until after Mercury goes direct on November 10th to make binding commitments. Their might be some ideas of yours that bite the dust in November. It’s not a good month to push yourself-you’re already teetering on the edge of re-directions and changes…take it easy and take your time.
Taurus: Organize what you have already got going, and fill in the blanks rather than taking on anything new.
Virgo: You are pushed to break through self-imposed barriers; from within, you establish new strength and give yourself more freedom.
Capricorn: Recent challenges and life experiences make you much more confident about taking the next steps professionally.
Elissa Heyman Psychic Counseling and Healing Santa Fe, NM 505-982-3294 www.elissaheyman.com
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) is glorifying the looming default, likening it to revolutionaries taking a stand against the British. Are they trying to spin their decision to let the U.S. default? Are we watching a train wreck in slow motion, just watching as our world changes?
I wrote a few poems for the October newsletter but did not post them because they were scary–they all started off: “We’re here to warn you…” or something close to that. Here’s one:
“We are here to tell you of a great change. Anything can happen. All news is good news.
That’s a philosophy, not a fact.
We are here to warn you, and tell you specifically, we are in no man’s land. This is no man’s land territory.
We see the abyss.
We hear the cries.
We do nothing.
No sound is heard.
No songs uttered on the breath of next spring where the birds once were singing.