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Elissa’s July 2014 Client Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Santa Fe is nearing the epicenter of its Summer cultural explosion, and the sounds of daily goings-on waft up from the Plaza. July’s big event is the International Folk Art Mart (…be at the opening dress parade and dance at the Railyard Thursday night!) although, now every month seems to have more celebrations. And more new music venues, even free concerts way down on Cerrillos Road!

Another neat new addition to gatherings aound town are food trucks selling some excellent food, especially the one from the Street Food Institute.

Coming in August is the highly anticipated Indian Market, held for the first time in history by two different organizations, one being a break-away of Native Americans who want to run their own show. That new one is called the Indigenous Fine ArtMarket or IFAM, and will be held at the Railyard.  It kicks off with an interesting-sounding event called a “Glow Dance Party” on August 20th at the Den.

My July began with something new, a three day Creative Journey workshop. It was fun and exciting and kind of like being in magic camp. I’ll be doing more circles and workshops soon, when I catch up with myself. Dreaming up magical and healing things to do with people is very exhilarating! And challenging in the same way private sessions used to be challenging: following what I receive, and not what I conceive.

I can’t imagine a better place to do this work than Santa Fe, people are refreshed by a lot of different factors unique to the area. I’ll post participants’ comments on my website’s workshop page.

I hope you have a delightful Summer wherever you are, happy trails and may they take you to pleasant surprises.


Announcements: Two clients of mine have published new books on spiritual growth that are loaded with self-help techniques.
Suzie Doscher, a personal and business coach based in Switzerland, wrote, “BALANCE, a Practical Handbook for Life’s Difficult Moments”, and Cathy Thomas from Cincinnati, an artist with a 25 year background in trauma therapy, co-wrote “Spiritual Prescriptions for Turbulent Times.”

Here are authors’ descriptions and link to each:

Spiritual Prescriptions for Turbulent Times is a resource guide for transforming your energy and helping you deal with life’s challenges. Two psychotherapists draw from alternative and non-traditional healing methods to offer the most effective strategies for restoring your emotional balance.
BALANCE, a Practical Handbook for Life’s Difficult Moments, is a fresh approach to self-help. Written as a “self-coaching” guide, it helps you discover yourself as you read and do exercises, selecting the topics you really need help with in the moment.”

New Tarot Card Meaning Article“Predicting Your Trip

I occasionally add to the tarot resource pages on my website-this Summer peoples’ travels led to some discoveries.
Spiritual Guidance and Horoscopes for July and Summer 2014

A lot happens in July, it’s a long and eventful month. For individuals and countries, fateful decisions and directions begin to shape up, potentially life-changing.

Best goal: Get Healthy

Best action to take: Suspend self-doubt for one month and surrender to your heart’s desire. Don’t stop yourself in July.

Meet new friends! Meet new friends!

Jupiter in Leo: July 16th-August 15th. From inner growth to outer…hearts open, individual people doing great things make a big impact, and people gain new courage to be themselves.

Here’s a poem from the spirit of Jupiter in Cancer, where it’s been for the last year, causing people to grow up emotionally:

(Jupiter in Cancer sez about moving from Cancer to Leo):
“Didn’t you get more free?
Didn’t you get more free with me?
Aren’t you glad it’s over?
Now you can be that rover,

Winging it towards new dreams.”

These last days of Jupiter in Cancer (up until July 16th), make peace with somebody! Let go of a hurt, release the past, be your Bigger Self.

At some point between the June and July newsletters, I posted an article about Summer, (the  Here it is from my blog:

Psychic Guidance for Summer Success
This is a “go for it” Summer where what you want, and believe you are supposed to be doing, requires breaking through your own limitations and displaying more flexibility. Go For It! There is no better time to follow your own drumbeat and re-direct yourself onto a meaningful path. Here is more specific guidance to ensure your personal success:
Follow Through:

Keep up with what’s in progress, and take care of unfinished business. (The Summer beginning when Mercury is retrograde suggests it’s not a great time to begin something brand new, but to maintain what you’ve already started.)
Embrace the Unknown:

Expect obscurity and murkiness to mark the beginning of your progress through this Summer’ objectives. People walk themselves out of tight situations by their willingness to change and endure uncertainty.

Call on your Guides: The potential for spiritual development is high, so if you ever wanted to experiment with just what kind of help is personally available to you, try calling on your spiritual guides this summer! It’s as simple as being curious and receptive and willing to expand your circle of support. Let yourself be empty and in the present, have an open heart, and permit whatever has your best interests in mind to give you a message.

July Psychic Messages for the Astrological Signs
This month’s divination experiment: A couple of months ago I wrote about Stonehenge, and how it may have been used to attune people to a larger consciousness. (The New York Times published an article June 16th, about newly discovered
sound features of sacred sites.)
Perhaps I was influenced by learning that, because in a horoscope-making session for July’s newsletter, a new way of getting messages spontaneously ocurred: by making a tone. I would make a little melody or tone for each element and astrological sign, and  then I’d get a message. (I’m assuming the messages are relevant to the signs; please tell me, dear reader, if  they are not!) What follows is what I got this new way, except for the Air signs-their message was the first one and came through the Speaking Stones.) Below this set are more July horoscopes done in more usual ways.

Fire signs: Aries is fired up, saying, “I really want this, I really want this-your determination is awesome. Leo: You’re happy and stronger, but you’ll be happier if you don’t go to extremes, and come to love being able to function with a steady strong pulse, and not a wildly vacillating one. Be smart, calm, strong, wise, and willing to change. Sagittarius: You’re focused and could be in a hurry to reach your goals. Spiritual experiences are enlighting if you’re willing to go off on your own and have a vision and be out of context for awhile. Spiritual growth is a pleasant journey now. Seek new connections-a new goal can be realized in November. (Message from making tones for each sign.)

Water signs are capable of seeing deep truths now. Cancer: I’m happier than usual, yay! Scorpio: High flying! Wheeling and dealing! Excitement abounds…Pisces: What’s new stretches you, but then you have had past lives that are now inner resources; inherent ability is yours and comes through. (Message from making tones for each sign.)

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: There’s a lot of activity around home for you this month, and it will feel like a safe haven. Knowing your limits is another way to create a safe haven. You’ll need to recharge many times, especially around July 18th. Your creativity takes on a life of its own, and you’ll get signs from the world about concerning where it can take you. (Message from the Speaking Stones)

Earth signs: Taurus: Breakthrough! Positive! Hopeful…and you see a higher place for yourself. (Just wait, it’s coming!) Virgo: You should be plowing into something new, and overturning old connections for what’s valuable. Money and commerce are on your mind. Capricorn: Expect a huge growth spurt in July, it could even be astonishing. (Message from making tones for each sign).

Spiritual Guidance for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth Signs for July 2014

(I actually forgot I’d already written horoscopes for July, the week before my three-day Creative Journey workshop on June 29th. I did the ones below on July 1st):

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Fire signs: Take it easy. Stop worrying about the future, and take care of stuff that obviously needs to be taken care of. Keep taking care of things and don’t worry where it leads to. This is a month not to doubt yourself. You cannot see the future right now and don’t try to-focus on improving your health, if you don’t see anything else that needs doing.

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water signs: An old identity is all used up. It is absolutely clear you can move into the future with a stronger Self. Now you can do things you couldn’t do before. A new chapter has conclusively begun and calls on new courage and character, which you now have. You can count on yourself to go the distance in a new direction.

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air sgns: Some problems are over! You get to graduate; there is a way to a place you belong and it makes you happier. Excellent signs for marriage and in general being fulfilled in new roles.

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn Earth signs: You establish yourself in new digs, or change your environment to make it reflect what moves you. It’s hard to do anything now but what is heartfelt. You are pushed in new directions by your own evolutionary impulses. Keep on going, everything’s fine.

Guidelines for Personal Success in Summer 2014

This is a “go for it” Summer where what you want, and believe you are supposed to be doing, requires breaking through your own limitations and displaying more flexibility.  Go For It! There is no better time to follow your own drumbeat and  re-direct yourself onto a meaningful path.  Here is more specific guidance to ensure your personal success:

  1. Follow Through: Keep up with what’s in progress, and take care of unfinished business. (The Summer beginning when Mercury is retrograde suggests it’s not a great time to begin something brand new, but to maintain what you’ve already started.)
  2. Embrace the Unknown: Expect obscurity and murkiness to mark the beginning of your progress through this Summer’ objectives.  People walk themselves out of tight situations by their willingness to change and endure uncertainty.

3: Call on your Guides: The potential for spiritual development is high, so if you ever wanted to experiment with just what kind of help is personally available  to you, try calling on your spiritual guides this summer! It’s as simple as being curious and receptive and willing to expand your circle of support. Let yourself be empty and in the present, have an open heart, and permit whatever has your best interests in mind to give you a  message.

Announcing The Creative Journey Workshop in Santa Fe June 29-July 1

Divinating in the Circle

Divinating in the Circle

The Circles I’ve been holding in Santa Fe and around the country have evolved into a workshop with time for more unusual and profound experiences…I’m pleased to present The Creative Journey Workshop!

WE ARE HERE TO HEAL, EVOLVE, AND TRANSFORM….And I want it to be fun! Please join me in Santa Fe June 29th -July 1st for a workshop that gives you tools and tips for your personal journey. Detailed curriculum on request.

The  Creative Journey Workshop takes place in Santa Fe, in my downtown office by the Plaza, with a couple of field trips and outdoor assignments. It begins with an introductory meeting the evening of the 29th. Monday and Tuesday we’ll meet in a circle for a series of connected sessions, two a day, morning and late afternoon. As well as give you psychic tips, tools, and techniques, the overall goal is to make you more confident about your inner resources and your ability to create the life that inspires you.

We will focus on:

INTUITION AWARENESS: We are a language-based culture but there are many ways to communicate beyond the limits of language. This workshop includes exercises and experiences to explore and strengthen our true communication skills. Expanding our self-awareness and awakening to ways we naturally connect, promotes among other things, sharing more of ourselves, and experiencing more love.

YOUR STORY: Within themselves, people are aware they are healing, changing, and moved to fulfill what’s in their heart to do.  We explore your story’s themes in an intuitive art-making process called The Transformative Art Cards. Other tools and processes can bring resolve about specific issues important to you now.

A TOOLKIT FOR YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY: Some of the exercises and practices are from my own psychic counseling and spiritual healing practice, and many are from shamans I’ve studied with, for energy balancing, communing with Nature, self-healing, and receiving spiritual guidance. Some exercises are outside, please bring comfortable clothes and shoes.

Includes PSYCHIC MESSAGE AND SPIRITUAL HEALING CIRCLE. My goal is to give you clarifying and empowering insights, healing, and practice in accessing your own intuition. Specific questions answered. (Private psychic counseling and healing sessions available within workshop timeframe.)

TO or 505-982-3294 Llimited to eight. All materials, supplies, and tax included. $350.  Please email me for detailed curriculum.


“What a wonderful circle we had last night!  Despite the power failure it all was just magical and so personally rewarding and reassuring for me!Thank you so much for providing your insight and intuition and helping all of us move along in the direction we wish to go, and the one the Universe wants for us!It was  important to do the movement part too I believe, it helps cement the ideas and so useful for release of old ideas and habits! Also, it was a very fun evening!  Nice space.With affection and appreciation, Connie”

“What I got was a positively profound clarity with respect to who I am, where I’m heading and the energies I need to be conscious of as I move along.  And as well, Elissa gave me practical insight into how to manifest my fuller nature.  I am deeply grateful for the whole experience and certainly feel I received everything and MORE than I could have expected.” Patricia

“I loved the circle and the way it all played out, just like it was supposed to. I felt it was a perfect closing  to our trip. We both read our letters to each other in the morning. It was very cathartic, we laughed and cried. I’m grateful to share this growth and journey with my best friend. You were a beautiful surprise, thank you!”

Thanks again for facilitating the wonderful healing circle on Saturday. I am very fortunate to have come across your brochure. I thought the format was awesome and I really do love how we attract the right people at the right time. I felt a high level of resonance with everyone in the group and I benefited from their readings as well as my own. I got a lot from these two hours. –Sophia, Oregon

Elissa held a circle workshop for our group of sorority sisters visiting Santa Fe for a reunion.  We women have known each other since the mid-seventies, and have quite a bond.  Elissa was able to bring us even closer together by sharing her unique healing techniques, insights, and intuitive card readings.  We experienced a group reading using OH cards that was amazingly accurate and full of hope.  Thank you Elissa

What’s going on in Santa Fe on the weekend:

Friday June 27th, Saturday and Sunday: Santa Fe Open Studio weekend.

Sunday June 29th, Native American dances at San Idelfonso pueblo, others; double-check with me beforehand. 505-982-3294

Stabilizing Moves to Make Now for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth signs

Uncertainty waxes during the full moon–here are some tips to stay stable this murky mid-June:
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Fire signs: Security is strengthening your newly stretched borders, and acting on your ambition.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water signs: Gain stability comes by smiling!  You may be holding on to some things as powers that no longer work for you, and now you’re asked to let go with a smile.  This is your best protection and your best way to move forward.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: Create a more stable life by becoming more focused and streamline your activities towards a specific goal. Get intense about your intention!
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: Stability comes from being able to step back and listen. Acceptance, receptivity, willingness to do things differently–that works the best.

Full Moon Message on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

The spirits delivered a  Full Moon Message about being embodied in a chaotic world , and how to enjoy it. At its core, it’s saying it to look at the cup as half full: to fake it until you make it; to stay focused on the positive changes you are making.   If you are at a standstill, it suggests you begin to put things in their place as a way to get back in the groove of doing what’s important to you:

“All is well if  you’re well
If you’re not well, all is hell.
Everything belongs in place…start there, with order
That leads to Grace.
Feeling well is just a thought: “Everything’s okay–I’m here!–Death’s not!”
So keep on living by keep on giving, and sharing, and caring,
and then you’ll love what you’re wearing:
Your Body This Time.”

Elissa’s June 2014 Psychic Newsletter

June's Retrogrades

June's Retrogrades

Dear Friends,

The dog ate my homework… I had all kinds of troubles getting this newsletter out, one of which I could have avoided if I’d remembered to take probiotics before getting on a plane last Monday. When I forget to do that, I come down with whatever bug is going around in the lands of my fellow travelers. Invest in a week of pre-travel probiotics, vacationers!

Speaking of travel,  I had a reassuring experience last week  in Nevada City when I attended the 80th birthday party of my old friend Ed Buryn, author of “Vagabonding in the U.S.A.” and creator of the William Blake Tarot deck.  It was impossible to imagine that Ed could be 80, but I didn’t really have to: Rasputin-like, he seemed to possess the same level of energy he had in San Francisco in the ’70′s. Maybe we don’t all have to get old the way we expect, and maybe I’ll be dancing my ass off at 80, too!  At the party, Ed read a great and very long poem about reaching such a venerable age… here it is on my blog for your enjoyment.

I’m excited to announce a new kind of workshop at the end of June, “Unleash Your Intuition and Reach Your Goals”. It’s an evening and two days, an expansion of the circle work that includes shamanic practices and exciting creative processes.

Although the weather has been all over the place (it was freezing today!), Santa Fe will be extra-delightful this Summer. This year there are even more free music concerts, festivals, art happenings, and new restaurants opening. Not to mention the surprise of TWO Indian Markets at the same time, one a breakaway from the traditional S.W.A.I.A. event. I’ll be here throughout the season enjoying it all, and I hope to see some of you here. There’s a new Drury hotel opening the end of July just down the street from me on East Palace, across from where I do circles.  They’ll probably have grand opening specials…

Have a wonderful month,

Love, Elissa

What’s New:

New tarot card meaning article on my website: Signs of Success in the Tarot click here

June Intuition Circles: Women’s Circle, Wednesday, June 18, 7 pm (I’m offering a Men’s Circle in July, please contact me if interested.) 2 hours, 7 pm, $45, downtown Santa Fe. To reserve a space: or 505-982-3294. If you’d like a private circle for a group of up to 8, please get in touch.

New June Workshop: Unleash Your Intuition and Reach Your Goals, or if you prefer my more flowery titles, Transformative Tarot and Earth Magic Workshop.Santa Fe, June 29th (evening), June 30th and July 1st.  $350 includes art supplies and tax. Only two or maybe three spaces left. For complete details click here.

Do You Live in Santa Fe? Wednesday, June 11th at 4 pm at the Sweeney Convention Center at 201 W. Marcy St. is the last chance to save La Bajada Hill from strip mining. Public input matters at this special hearing! Be there or suffer the hideous dust, noise, and ugly sight of a strip mine at Santa Fe’s entrance. The showdown is this Wednesday beginning at 4 pm.

Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing sessions: I’m available for private sessions through the Summer in Santa Fe, or by phone. 505-982-3294

Psychic Messages and Suggestions for a Successful June 2014

Success comes to those who work at it, and can deal with the obstacles June presents. It can be stressful and kind of tough to get things done, although it’s an inspiring time for creative ideas.

The general guidance is to not get into it with anybody or anything. Don’t engage in a fight around what’s wrong with the system or individual. Don’t expect people and institutions to behave differently than they do.  If you’re an individual, be on the lookout for exit points from conflict-prone situations. But if there are no exit points and you are a nation or race or gender, it will only be huge protests and united grassroots organizations that can go up against the powers that be. Fights get a lot bigger in the future.

The important retrogrades in June 2014: Four planets  are  retrograde in June including Mercury. June 7-July 1st. With that many retrogrades, it’s a natural omen telling people to slow down and do things carefully. Also, the kind of projects people are into in June tend to require extra planning and preparation, and going slow but steady will work the best.

It’s an excellent time to revise plans and do any re-doing that needs done. Now we can get pointed in a more successful direction.

You don’t often see the conclusion of things in Mercury retrograde periods. If a person doesn’t see concrete signs of success in June, they should remember how far they’ve come, rather than focus on what hasn’t happened yet. The stars can cause us to vacillate between optimism and doubt about our big goals. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish, try working through the mood swings.

Mercury retrograde in Cancer puts a focus on your home, the past, and family. It’s a good time to reconnect with your roots. Cancer rules the stomach, and you can feel what’s truly important to you more keenly. In the way Mercury retrograde has us look inward, you gain insight into how you’ve grown and changed, and how much you’ve stayed the same.

Neptune retrograde June 9th-November 6th: The dates suggest a lot of duplicitous activity around the U.S. mid-term elections. (Note on June 9th: I wrote this two weeks ago, before the outrageous deal announced today, the Republican bribe Dem. Phillip Puckett took to sell out disadvantaged Virginians.) It’s easy for political machines to be nefarious and behind-the-scenes-vicious with Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Yet that same influence can make individuals experience exciting breakthroughs in their personal and spiritual development. Neptune retrograde is an easier time to become attuned to subtle energies, their hidden creativity, and Nature.

June Horoscopes for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth signs

Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius:, Fire signs: Start stuff! Start stuff! You conquer your domain in new ways. Brush off doubt as you figure out how to manifest a goal, even though how is probably not an answered question this month. “Fitting into the world” is a theme you explore. Reach out this month, it’s empowering.

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water signs: You get looser and lighten up. New places and faces shine down on you…say yes to life and smile back! This is a month of gaining experience away from home and in beneficial environments. There’s something happier about the plans you’re making and your general outlook on life.

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: Something great, fun, and creative has a lot of complications leading up to it. Things are both screwed up and straightened out, and you can thank Mercury retrograde for this, which goes to the very end of the month. Expect adjustments and plan changes, but everything works out.

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Earth signs: You know something that makes you feel safe; life is beginning to feel more solid.  Your dreams have you imagining far into the future, and what you are picturing takes quite awhile to manifest. This month, however, don’t expect a lot of evidence of how good things can be.

About Elissa
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Elissa Heyman practices psychic counseling and healing in person and by phone She offers workshops in psychic development for counselors and therapists, and facilitates Circles, an open group process for 8 people. Elissa also contributes articles as the Santa Fe Spiritual Examiner, and writes a monthly newsletter for her clients.
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