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Psychic messages about 2014 and the overall tenor of what’s to come are still behind the veil of time, but a few omens peeked through about our personal prosperity in the new year:
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Fire signs: You’re getting ready to get your fire re-ignited. You’re freer than ever before to do what brings you prosperity. It’s going to be hard if you must know what’s going to be successful; never mind how things look now, if you follow the compelling feeling it leads to success.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water signs: The route to prosperity begins with having to clear things out of their lives, then knowing what it is they’re willing to put energy into, and being willing to start at the beginning of something. Recognize you have the tools, the strength, and the inner resources to begin in this freer place
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: You have better connections and backing than before, and it’s up to you and your work, and how you follow through, to make a success out of your better prospects. But you have a very good running start with plans that have already started before the year begins.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: This is a year where you may not see revenue from your new ideas, but you can get invaluable feedback. Don’t overextend yourself investing in what’s new: you’re more in the dreaming-up and experience-gathering phase.
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.
Pretty shocking beginning to October in the U.S.A.! Although last night’s government shutdown felt like watching a train wreck in slow motion, it had an immediate economic impact here in Santa Fe according to the local papers, when scores of Social Security Administration judges cancelled their three day conference reservations, fearing they wouldn’t be paid.
My reaction to how crazy the world is getting is to bury myself in my own. It’s been exciting for me to develop new healing tools and engage with people in the group process I’ve been offering lately. These circles are an engrossing couple of hours helping people clarify and actualize what’s truly important to them, and we all end up feeling much freer. They are also leading me to the creation of new kinds of “healing with words” tools for self-centering and self-healing. Ultimately I’ll put them on my website on the “guided imagery” page.
I’m lucky to be going to Massachusetts for a few days in October, just when the Fall leaves are brightest; I’ll also be working out in Northern California October 28, 29th and 30th. Besides those two short October trips, I’m in Santa Fe doing psychic counseling and healing sessions in our bubble of peacefulness and beauty, and I sure hope it stays that way.
I wish everyone the best and I hope to see you on my travels and, hey! –maybe writing this newsletter just helped me name those circles: I was about to write, “…and I hope to see you in the circle.” I like that punny workshop name, “See You in the Circle” ….where you end up relating to the “inner You”.
Have fun in the high winds of October, life is a challenging game that makes us feel fully alive this month,
October 2013 Itinerary and Santa Fe Circles:
Boston area (Arlington, Mass at the Theosophical Society, will send directions), October 16, 17, 18th: I’m available for private 1 hour sessions ($165) and hopefully a circle on Wednesday the 16th, limit of 5 people. Please contact for times/details, $65, two hours. 505-982-3294, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco Bay area (Berkeley, Marin, Sonoma too), Monday October 28th, 29, and 30th; a “See You in the Circle” workshop on Wednesday evening the 30th in Sonoma. . Please contact for times/details, $65, two hours. 505-982-3294, email@example.com
Circles in Santa Fe, Thursday October 10th and Thursday October 31st, $45 plus tax, 227 E. Palace Avenue in the Kruger Building, email or call to reserve a space.
Psychic Insights for October and Fall 2013 (from a previous blog article), plus a few I didn’t post:
Pluto in the news: Everything has changed; each person’s world is different—that’s what powerful Pluto going direct feels like in Fall 2013. It means there’s a forward march, an unfolding, of destructive yet transformative events: Pluto represents death, rebirth, and transformation. In our own lives, we might be picking up the pieces from some heavy lesson we learned, a necessary lesson that leads to transforming how we do things and the foundation we stand on as a person.
October’s Mercury Retrogade, the 21st—November 10th. This Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is a few days after a full moon lunar eclipse in Aries—acting-out rashly may lead to deep complications. This Mercury retrograde is conjunct the new moon eclipse in Scorpio on November 3rd—there’s a tremendous push to break through to some other side, personally and collectively. There can also be truths revealed that really instigate a change. The news should be full of revelations. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio can really get to the bottom of things and reveal long-held secrets. Use this time to fearlessly explore your inner landscape and the quality of the emotions that course through you. Are they caused by ideas that are fearful or loving? The Tarot on Mercury retrograde: The cards suggests that if something doesn’t work, i.e. being stubborn, it will cause maximum obstacles and problems to show what isn’t working, what won’t lead to solutions. (This could be a long gov’t shutdown.)
Faster, harder: The world’s changes kick into high gear, and people must learn to better control their inner space to get done what they need to and find respite from the intense pace.
About sticking your head in the sand: You can’t do the same old thing that no longer serves you and expect to escape the consequences this Fall. Don’t depend on luck: losses tend to be big, and especially beware of anything leading you into potentially explosive situations. Also, practice “moderation in all things” as escapist behaviors and fantasizing can ruin your chances. (Another take on “sticking your head in the sand” from a conversation with the spirits on the Fall equinox, September 2013: “Well, we’re busy not looking at what’s coming. We’re here now, all is well! We don’t want to know anything else because what is the point but to live the way you want.” I associate this with the lack of collective will to recognize dangers and threats to society and the planet.)
Keys to Fall success: Life demands that we be on the ball and on top of what’s important. Update your recordkeeping, find ways to manage details. Habitual ways you spend your time are subject to change.
Tremendous personal growth: People can make big leaps in their personal and inner lives, as if they are a human pogo stick and can bounce off the walls of what’s confined them, and finally bound off. Many move on from this Fall with a different understanding of themselves and a new contract with life. People get stronger within themselves.
Somehow, a vacation: Even just a tiny vacation can refresh you immensely in the intensifying energy of this Fall. A great deal can be realized and processed when you feel you’re “off duty”.
Out in the world, collaborations with a big impact between talented people are on the rise. There are a lot of smart people on the planet talking their heads off and they’re not ego- driven or afraid of getting together for global solutions. Powerful partnerships can form around the October 4th new moon in Libra. October has a LOUD quality, and some of it is coming from innovative solutions gaining steam.
Psychic messages for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth signs—read your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs
For all signs from the October pictograph: Stay in your own upbeat bubble!
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, the Air signs: Something is over or completed, and valuable lessons learned. You’ve got seeds for a new idea that’s just brewing. There are things that you’ve learned or understand that free you to be more daring and original. You should feel very good about your direction in the next few months. Have fun, be easy on yourself: this should be a creative time and not as pressured as other Falls. You’ve got enough information about what you want to do to begin working on it—this is exciting!
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, the Water signs: Things can work out in your favor where somehow you’re thrown into a new environment, which is both chaotic and lucky, as if you benefit in an unstable situation. It’s hard to keep things grounded in October. There are issues about new locations, and concern about being able to transition…you can be going to a good place yet have some concern about getting there or keeping plans intact. You just have to keep flexible and be willing to have plans change.
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, the Fire signs: Life is a mixed bag—there have been some disappointments, there’s resolve, and the conclusion to try something new, move on, and find gifts and new opportunity out in the world. It’s another month of big change, probably more so at the end of the month. Travel is likely. You’re also likely to be thinking and fantasizing about long-term goals that mean a change in direction in your life—what’s up ahead is exciting!
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, the Earth signs: You’re trying to land something, you’re trying to anchor a new project. What’s the best thing to do, the best way to go? It’s a little hard to figure out. You may go back to something you were considering in August. You’re trying to make something happen and move forward with the project that’s near and dear to your heart, but your conclusions are likely to change. You have some very good prospects for making things work even though you run into opposition. Be like water and go around blocks.
My latest adventure is happening right down the street. The circles at 227 E. Palace took a new direction last month, and their potential to seriously entertain me is becoming apparent. There is nothing more exciting than being excited about what you’re doing!
The purpose of a circle is roughly the same as an individual session: to better understand and successfully navigate transitions; to clarify life choices you’ll be happy with, and to be recharged and re-inspired by your own potential. A circle also has a group dynamic, and attracts a new selection of spiritual guidance.
The first two circles neatly fit into the format I’d developed. Eureka! I had conceived them as manifesting circles and an intuition workshop, a magical class where each person came with a goal they wanted to charge up.
But with the third group, new spiritual phenomena started showing up as I began to prepare, and to my delight, a week before the actual event. My kind of class, one that comes alive! The spirit of next week’s circle gave me a new guided imagery exercise to come up with and a new tarot process.
Then something happened I didn’t count on. My initial excitement gave way to serious resistance to having my neat and tidy formula for group sessions taken away. Now I had to come up with new material, and the workshop might be different than what people expected.
So I ignored the new instructions and tried to do what I’d planned anyway. It was a battle with the circle’s forces I definitely lost. For a group effort like this to be effective, you must follow the actual flow of energy and interact with the spiritual sources attracted to the participants. Each circle is unique.
All circles are action-oriented and include exercises and practices. We practice creative visualization, energy release work, discussion, divination, and clairvoyant reading. Each session is planned as a one-time drop-in event. (However, the August circle naturally developed into a three-part series, which will fittingly end on the September 20th Harvest Moon.)
Whether you live here or are just visiting, please join me in Santa Fe to engage with your dreams, your intuition, and your imagination!
Have a beautiful September and a glorious Fall,
p.s. Speaking of group work, I am very excited about next weekend’s “Living Theater” workshop with Bradford and Hillary Keeney. I first read about Bradford Keeney’s incredible life as a healer in a book he wrote about the pygmies and their ecstatic spontaneous healing dances. I can’t wait to see what they present. September 6-7, Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Fe, www.keeneyinstitute.org . (This workshop led me to a great local resource, Joanna Harcourt-Smith’s website, www.futureprimitive.org. Check out the interviews!)
Itinerary: Boston area, October 16-18th. San Francisco Bay Area: October 28-31st. Please email if you want an in-person psychic counseling and healing session, or would like to attend a circle. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-982-3294.
Psychic Insights for September/Fall 2013
The Psychic Pictograph: I thought there should be a jollier Fall picture than the original “I want to crush you” below, but apparently I can’t make a jolly September image. The Syria picture here seems to relate to all action and eyes being on Syria, while going on behind the scenes is the building and cementing of some huge international business alliance.
Personal Guidance: The pressure of life and its challenges make for an intense but exhilarating September. The month can also begin in some sort of state of exhaustion or overwhelm. First attend to yourself: turn your attention to what stabilizes you and organizes you before pursuing new ventures.
The key word for September is “preparation”. Charging into action without being prepared can be disastrous, you can rush headlong into blowing it. Be patient and wise with whatever you’re trying to accomplish.
All aboard! Many people are finally going somewhere new. Recent research and findings reveal what makes you happy. This transitional Fall is meant to shake things up, shift things around, and rejuvenate your jaded senses.
The Psychic Pictograph: September’s picture is kind of disturbing. What came out in the pictograph is the sentiment of rage and fierce determination to be in control that has been stirred up in people who are trying to hold on to power. The squiggles on top represent the much less organized threads of humanity, freedom, dreams and innovation that creative people are weaving. (The date is not on there like usual because then it’s too doom-y to pair the phrase, “I want to crush you” with a date. I was surprised when those ugly words came out but I identify it as the voice of hate and fear and a reaction to change. The haters are on the defensive, protecting their power bases.)
Re last month’s predictions, September might be the first part of the calm before the storm mentioned in the August newsletter and paraphrased here: “A hidden influence is coming around the corner: people cannot see the changes up ahead and new plans for how things are run by the powers that be. There are no really obvious signs yet but bold actions will be taken. Out in the world, it looks like there would be big trouble in October-November connected to wars simmering now in August; a lot of people lose their lives.”
About predictions: At the time I saw a connection between simmering wars in August, and October-November, the two events were energetically related. That can change as it’s a probable consequence, a direction that could be reversed by people in power or mitigating circumstances. However, Syria showed up in my message circle hinting at a mega-tragedy as far back as December 2005. This is from the January 2006 newsletter:
“Here are two messages from countries, like the spirits of the people are talking. This is from a country that didn’t identify itself, but said, “Below us are mighty jets, above us a scimitar – holy wars rage until the end.” Looking at the map of the mid-East, this could be Syria; maybe it’s just the mid-East extremist sentiment.”
For individuals, the biggest Summer news is coming from their inner experiences, so I will happily turn to your personal journey:
The omen-gathering walk for September took me to a dead end road surrounded by mountains. Off to the left was an arroyo and I began picking my way through its steep walls. For quite awhile I had no view of anything but walls. The spirits began talking about how it was so important to have a dream, especially when there were no views. The message was that one had to take the first steps and chug along on inner vision and not outer signs.
Then I was shown a breakthrough. At some point, the Sun in practical visionary Virgo affords a view of where you’re headed. Our imaginations are clever in Virgo and come up with plans of execution. This September might bring some of the best plans ever! When the Sun is in Virgo we can handle the details and configure the steps to materialize our dreams. A likely breakthrough time is the Harvest Moon on the 19th and after. Frustration gives way to exultation!
Tips for Personal and Professional Success in September
1. Be open-hearted and welcoming. Opportunity has a million disguises in September.
2. Amass Less: Less info, less items on your “to do” list, less responsibilities you don’t really care about, and less boxes of stuff.
3. Care less about boundaries, and who is right and who is wrong. The planets Saturn and Venus are conjunct this month, indicating unity and harmony should be our priority, not the defining of borders, or the recounting of who did what to us when.
4. The fastest way to succeed is to make sure love is involved, i.e. you love the project, you love the people– you feel the love in what you’re trying to do.
5. Shift your relationship to a perceived obstacle. You might notice you keep pushing your head into the same wall, trying to make headway. Let a long-standing oppositional relationship fall away. How to do that will be made known to you if you ask for it. (That’s a good question for your intuition! Try asking at www.elissaheyman.com/guidedimagery.html)
6. Goals first appear to be closer than they actually are. The bright road up ahead takes quite a bit of maneuvering to get to. Take your time and let the strength of something build, as you build your own strength.
7. Make your home cozy! Eliminate, freshen, and brighten! Change the art on the walls or the color scheme in your office.
Animal of the Month: Beaver. (I just watched one today, he was very busy!) The beaver keeps his eye on the prize. He’s swimming back and forth as fast as he can to build his dam and see his project through. He doesn’t let the barking dogs distract him, once he assesses the threat. No matter who or what’s barking at you, this September be like the beaver and be results-driven, not emotionally-driven. Just plow through the chaos and do what you want to do.
September/Fall 2013 Spiritual Guidance for the Astrological Signs
Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs
Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, Fire signs: When in doubt, fire signs can wonder if they are believable and how bright their fire really is. (Stay out of doubt!) September/Fall: Be prepared to work hard because you’re going to get things that you want; you might surprise yourself in doing better than ever. You have to stay level-headed, responsible and mature; then everything works out. (Conversation with Spirit: Fire signs: “I am angry with all who have wronged me!” Spirit: “What’s so special about that?” Fire signs: “But they wronged ME, ME!” Spirit: “You! You! …are fathered by the Sun. Be about shining and not whining.”)
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, Water signs: You might feel separated in some way and seek help getting back in the swim of things. Your instincts are sharp although you must feel your way along and it’s a bit by bit process to make headway. First it feels like everything’s solved in your life, then it turns out there are still questions about where it is you are going, and the revelation that you’re not settled, that you’re still traveling, and learning where it is you belong and what you belong doing. That’s what makes life interesting! It’s always moving and changing.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: You can have a hard time adjusting to the fact that things are changing, and that you have to adapt. It’s a challenging time yet you’ll be fine and the unknown is beneficial. Your indecision about what to do is more an issue of self-confidence. It can lead to removing the handicap of not believing in yourself, and finally choosing to move to a higher place in your life, once you determine you’ve got what it takes.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: You are getting comfortable with very big changes in your life; you’re getting used to what you put in motion. There’s a relationship between this Fall and next April, where the bold moves you make now create a fulfillment and happiness next Spring. Earth signs’ petition to Fate: “…I want to know, should I stay or should I go? Should I proceed, should I do the deed? Is there anything I need to weed? Let me know by the first snow where to go: I’m done with deliberating.”
Elissa Heyman Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing Santa Fe, NM 505-982-3294
My newsletter is very late! And it’s still not written, although the August 2013 predictions were gathered around the last full moon. Santa Fe is very busy at the moment, and today I want to relax and go to the feast day at Santo Domingo pueblo with–it’s the biggest in New Mexico, with over 1500 dancers, so this will be a short report:
Briefly, the big excitement in my life is how much fun I had with my three experimental circlework sessions this July. They were magical, insightful, and energizing for all. The format is a series of activities designed to enhance our goals and our understanding of what motivates us. We work with energy and intuition, our bodies’ wisdom, and what we have to give and receive from the other circle members. It’s wilder than a class, though, with music and dancing (or just movement) at the end. I’ll be doing two more in August, Friday August 23rd and Sunday August 25th , see below for details.
Santa Fe continues to become a better place to eat and shop, and finally the monsoon season has brought some rain. Indian Market is coming up, the Santa Fe bandstand offers the whole town free entertainment Monday through Thursday…life is sweet here, come visit!
I’m available for psychic counseling and healing all Summer, and will be in the Boston area mid-October.
Have a wonderful month ahead,
CircleWork sessions: Limited to 5 (in my office at 227 E. Palace, upstairs in Suite T North); $40, 7:15-8:45 approximately; for more information and to register please email email@example.com or call 505-982-3294. There will be more information on my website soon (there’s some now) at www.elissaheyman.com/circles.html
August 2013 Psychic Insights
For everyone: August’s dynamic, volatile forces help people let loose with what’s inside them and express themselves in creative and passionate ways. A hidden influence is more around the corner: people cannot see—there are no really obvious signs—of much change in the offing; the new plans for how things are run by the powers that be. Bold actions will be taken.
Out in the world, it also looked like there would be big trouble in October-November connected to wars simmering now in August; a lot of people lose their lives. And up ahead, three foreign powers that don’t include the U.S. form an agreement; they want greater control and autonomy from the West.
Personal guidance: Like July was, it is a potent, active time with so many big and influential planets in water signs: things really happen; things move, things change. However, it’s a long hard slug uphill if you are fighting about anything in the past.Re the future: leave alone what you can’t fill in, you don’t have to fill in the blanks—only deal with what’s working and flowing in your life. People are reactive and not thinking reasonably, necessarily, in August. Making peace your priority can ward off any hotheaded encounters.
Psychic Horoscopes for August 2013—Read Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs.
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Fire signs can be contemplating a big yet empowering change that takes you into unknown territory. Your best life requires courage; to get what you want, you can’t back down from your highest goals. This month you’re likely dealing with temporary blocks that make you work out problems and find solutions. You can make what you want happen but it takes working through some issues. Take care not to get in your own way through thinking you have to do too much, or know too much. What you must do is radically trust your intuition: you’ll have to be bold, you’ll have to be brave, you’ll have to be willing to change aspects of your life and what you’re doing. You need to probably take a trip in relation to your next project, or you might need to see something or show up in person to get something done related to goals and projects.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): You have happy prospects to look forward to, more balance in your life, good partnerships, and the possibility of long-term success with what is forming now. Both long-term and short-term realities are promisingly positive. Although you don’t know the answers, circumstances just feel better with the opportunities you have now.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): Things are aligned to officially begin. People are going to want you to participate with them, and there’s a role for you to play you become aware of if you’re not already. It’s also a good time to settle down and decide upon a course of action and plans. Also, you should stick to your guns: do it your way, that’s what works.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): There’s some opposition to getting your way or getting what you want. You might think you should get more for what you’re giving. There can be a conflict of interests, or conflict about your domain. You’re frustrated by not being able to see around the corner. Something you expect to be long term or sustaining may not be….you’re not sure. You might be worried about finances—but actually, it looks like thing will be just fine.
I was fortunate to spend a couple of weeks with some wild and funny people from all over the world, high up in the Andes for a combo spiritual quest/vacation. We were in Cuzco, Peru for the week of Inti Raymi, the ancient Inca capital’s ceremonial celebration of the Sun. The Cuzquena young people looked healthy and fit and still attached to their traditions; they paraded around in bands and danced indigenous dances for hours day and night in the main plaza.
We took a wonderful train through the Sacred Valley to Aguascalientes, the tourist town near Machu Picchu. One day I wandered off to join a group of doctors from all over the world, overhearing the highly knowledgeable Machu Picchu guide they hired from the University of Cuzco, Fred Helgaldo. He and his colleagues did a lot of research there during important planetary events, and at other ancient archeological sites. They learned about the Inca’s amazing medicine, how they developed different kinds of antibiotics, gave injections of anesthetics with bamboo needles, did all kinds of surgeries, were sophisticated dentists, matched blood types and could perform blood transfusions. He recounted us interesting tales about how the masterful specialists and experts in medicine, architecture, and astronomy, lived in Machu Picchu.
Before I left Peru I had a twelve-hour adventure in Lima, the huge, graffiti-filled city with a bad reputation, but I didn’t see why…the downtown was a lot of fun. It’s true there were foot police everywhere with patrol dogs, and buses passed by a lot of ugly areas, but Lima buzzes with vitality, people, and street life.
Lima city buses are particularly exciting. Running them is a two-man operation: the driver just drives, he doesn’t interact with passengers or act as if he cares one whit if people or animals get in the way. Meanwhile, a fit young man with a booming melodious voice swings in and out of the bus steps as he calls out the stops. He is also responsible of keeping track of passengers and collecting all the fares, and has another mysterious job which involves bounding off the bus to exchange some papers in little windows on the street along the way. You would never notice these little windows except for the busdriver dashing over to them. He must run to get back on the bus because the driver doesn’t seem to care if he makes it back or not, he’s ready to pull into traffic. The young bus-runners seem to love it, though. Maybe it was just my luck, but on four different city buses, the risky, singing fare-collectors were always smiling after successfully lunging back onto the bus.
In Lima, only the main routes have cars and buses on them: on the inner streets downtown, pedestrians take over and walk in throngs, with an occasionally car snaking through. It’s strange to see everyone walking in the streets that in most cities would be filled with cars. There’s a lot of affection on display in Lima. Young couples were making out in most of the semi-private public spaces. A surprising number of very old couples were out on the town at night, talking to each other in the cafes, sipping Peru’s cheap and delicious coffee. They looked happier with each other than most other older people I surreptitiously check out. Fabulous pastries are less than a dollar in Lima! There was a music fair in the streets that night, including some impressive teen bands singing their hearts out about freedom and love. People were shopping for clothes, printing presses were running, little guys were carting around huge bags of potatoes twice their size– it is very active in downtown Lima on Friday night.
My last impression of Lima was an odd one. Returning to the hostal by the airport for my midnight plane, I looked across the street and milling about on the flat roof were three full-grown wolves. They appeared to be more like wolves in a zoo than wolf hybrids I see in the U.S. Maybe the Lima police use dogs for protection and some other set of people use wolves.
I’m back in beautiful Santa Fe, where there’s lots of free music on the plaza and soon the big folk art market that brings the world to us. I’m looking forward to the community celebration at the Railyard July 11th starring the folk art musicians and their exotic garb.
As well as individual psychic counseling and spiritual healing sessions in Santa Fe, I’m offering a new spin on a drop-in intuition class, details below.
I hope you all enjoy some beautiful Summer breaks!
Experimental July CLASS: Intuition and Dream Charging. A drop-in class with exercises to activate intuition and energize your personal dreams. No experience necessary. The different exercises incorporated into the format will hone intention-setting skills, intuition, energy sensing, and ability to “read the signs” the Universe is giving them. To participate, come prepared with one to three personal goals written down, in the very wide categories of love-money-health. Each stated desire should have some form of the word “love” in each wish (Examples: “I would love to find an intimate partner.” “I intend to transition into the career I love.)
Email or call for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-982-3294.
Wednesday, July 31st, 7:30-8:45, $25, at the Kruger Building in downtown Santa Fe. 227 East Palace, nearest cross is Cienaga. Upstairs in Suite T North.
Psychic Insights and Horoscopes
Summer Synopsis 2013, July: Do you believe you can turn a corner and feel brand new? Go for it! This magical Summer, let the power of the many planets in water signs wash away the past and move you into new places.
Mercury is retrograde in Pisces June 26-July 21st: Now is when to attend to details that if not taken care of, can create obstacles. Take care of paperwork that has the potential to get in your way. Plus: The celestial emphasis on water make this a great time for a vacation. Break away from the rapid pace of 2013. GOALS: Meet them by dispatching individual projects that feel important to do while refraining from doing too much speculation about the future in murky Mercury retrograde.
The Many Planets in Water Signs: This makes things happen, much manifests. The end of June brings an opportunity and greater ability to accept truths about things and to see oneself more deeply. The water emphasis helps people dive deep and realize new truths. The Sun, Neptune, and Saturn form a trine in water signs, and people can also more easily reconfigure themselves into the identity of their dreams, naturally finding themselves with new traits and outlooks. This opportunity to grow into your dreams is strengthened by the influence of Jupiter in Cancer for the next year. You should also find it easier to manifest positive changes in your health. If your health goals are to clean up your act and clean out your body, you’ll be inspired to get to a whole new level of well-being.
The World Stage: The poor, the hungry, and those left out in the cold by this greedy world have had it: their frustration erupts like Summer’s raging wildfires and torrential floods. Although the planets impel us on an individual level to commit to our hearts’ desire, that same July energy makes a lot of things blow up, including Nature itself, revolutions, wars, aberrant and bizarre behavior, and scandals. Miniscule developments can escalate into crises.
INNOVATE! It’s a dramatic and erratic time of acting-out, yet also a flourishing time for innovation—innovators are in high gear and much that is new enters the market at the end of 2013.
Summer Prayers Answered by Planets in Water Signs: We may find that we have moved onto the right road in July, as if by instinct. Sometimes it will seem like magic: finding oneself in a place that one belongs, grateful to have landed there. July brings both alignment and closure, especially the release of old relationships or negative beliefs.
July is an opportunity to stretch ourselves. The planets make it easy with trines in water. The flowing energy of Summer enables us to meet personal challenges and take a further big step.
July will feel like an inner, inner time of finding and focusing on one’s center. Many peoples’ inner environment of grows to be a stronger, warmer place to be centered this Summer. Inside many, love is blooming and can’t be stopped. People light up in July, August, September, October–especially September.
Pitfalls: The temptation of distractions will be strong with so much drama going on in the world and in individuals’ lives. To eliminate some distractions, try changing a daily routine. Create a new morning habit that sets you up for the great day you want to experience. Recount what’s important for you to accomplish. Another potential hazard is inertia or not making an effort…trines can be lazy times.
Summer Psychic Messages for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth Signs
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): You feel especially connected to your higher guidance this Summer. It’s kind of a solo summer even though there are people around. People may need you, too, especially your warmth, compassion, and fiery strength. Whatever process you go through, it helps you be a light for others, and feel that your life flows better. Mercury retrograde June 26-July 21st: Work on what’s already begun, get things in better order; aim to complete the undone. Then you’re kind of waiting for something to happen. It’s more likely you get news in October about really big developments.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Aha! You have a bright idea, and likely at work on a new endeavor. This is an excellent Summer for an adventure…go where the world beckons! It’s also a learning journey with some puzzling twists and turns. To make the most of it, be willing to learn from everyone who comes your way. You may be graced with deep understanding and empathy for your fellow man. Express it: your genuine and helpful words are appreciated. Know that love can conquer the divisions and hard spots in your life. July: A new plan can positively impact your finances; it’s a good time to find programs that improve your health, too. July is also a very good getaway month. Be influenced and impacted by new environments, accept projects that include travel. You’re out in the world in some significant way and benefitting from it.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): Air signs stay busy and fairly focused. You move forward in concrete ways which include filling out forms and taking care of details. You’re also feeling creative in new directions. Credit yourself for how much you’ve grown in depth lately, through earnest searching and personal revelations. July: You might be looking for a new project, something that could also be a collaboration, a cooperation with someone you trust and who is an equal.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): New earthly dreams for all! Conquering the material world and establishing yourself at a higher level of income is a common earth sign goal. This Summer, you could get disgusted with some things in your life and move away from them—it’s a good thing. Taurus: Something you’re trying to launch could feel stalled. Stay busy learning how to engage with the world , be a contributor and be heard. Fall brings greater material success. Virgo gains clarity. They see what they’ve got, and more clearly, too, what they want. Be blithe in life: when you focus on the positive it helps everyone around you. Capricorn: Ouch! Withdraw, recoil from incompatibility–move away from anything unpleasant. Get yourself on solid ground emotionally, then, turn your attention to your creative endeavors. Be willing to walk back anything you put forth in anger. You want to be able to wholeheartedly giving yourself to that gleam in your eye.
Elissa Heyman is a professional psychic counselor and healer with a practice based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Appointments with Elissa are in person or by phone, www.elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294.