I had a great adventure yesterday which began with hopping on my Schwinn bicycle and racing down to the Railrunner station in downtown Santa Fe. I got to the depot in time to haul my bike on board and settle in for a sightseeing train ride all the way to Belen, a little over two hours south. The cottonwoods are still a mass of gold and green along the Rio Grande, and Indian Summer is hanging in there.
The best feature of the train is that it goes through the Indian pueblos and land you can’t see from the highway.
The pueblos have a lot of cattle back there! Beautiful green fields, cows and horses, and the Rio Grande from
different views. The train has free wifi if you get tired of looking out the window but you won’t, it’s interesting
country and city scenery all the way down.
Belen is a railroad town with some rough parts, and biking down the streets south of its center frequently gave way to furious pedaling to outrun the dogs. Lots of pit bull mixes and ferocious chihuahas…
I had to detour around the historic part because Arnold Schwarzenneger was making a movie there, “The Last Stand”,
employing a veritable army of equipment, vehicles, employees and patrols for about five blocks. It’s a modern Western…I heard he built a lot of buildings downtown but that they’ll be destroyed in the movie. Artist Judy Chicago has a gallery space downtown but the movie guards shooed me away.
Back on the train at 5:40 pm, just barely because I spent a fruitless fifteen minutes looking for a decent cup of coffee, although I had a great buffet lunch at the China King, unfairly maligned online. All this for a $9.00 Railrunner round trip day pass! A great day trip if you come visit…
Have a wonderful holiday season and Thanksgiving,
Sweetgrass source: People comment they like the smell of my place…it’s sweetgrass. Usually I get my supply at the July powwow up in Taos. Missing the convenient chances to get it around here, I ordered a big batch online and it just arrived…I am very happy with it. From Canada, the braids are long, green and fragrant, and have a particularly nice smell burnt. (You can also wet sweetgrass to bring out the fragrance.) Source: The Native American Trading Post, www.natputah.com.
Details: To make room for what’s new, I plan to downsize the monthly newsletters, with the exception of the January edition for the year. I’ll include psychic messages like always for the fire, water, air, and earth signs…in 2012 a monthly hit might be welcome!
There will still be updates and articles regularly posted at the Examiner and my blog like the one at the end of this newsletter.
Itinerary: Los Angeles, November 26, 27, 28th. In-person psychic counseling and healing sessions. For appointment, cell while travelling: 505-577-4012 or email@example.com.
Psychic Astrology and Spiritual Guidance for November 2011
November is influenced by a late October new moon in Scorpio, a time to cut to the bone in order to stick to what’s important. We can figure how to incorporate what’s new and good into our life, if we’re willing to be ruthlessly honest. Act now to powerfully influence your own road, and work on something specific you want to develop or accomplish. There is no time like the present!
Teachers in disguise: They come in all manner of encounters–for instance, your friends take you to task, or some stranger wags his finger at you…take everything as a message meant to clarify your direction and guide you. Omens to steer by abound.
It’s what they do, not what they say: How do you like the people you’re with? Are they trustworthy? No? Then move on. You haven’t found your people.
Personal growth patterns: There can be still something taking up space, something like dead weight in your world although much of it is green, with new things growing. However, what is outdated in you will come to the surface. Scorpio has strong backing from activated, fiery Mars, and its spirit is determined to snip and prune at dead weight with force. “Let it roll”, let Nature move through you as the forces aid closure, purification, and energy flow.
Firebrands, entrepreneurs, and creators of your own destiny: “As above, so below”: Look to the movement of Jupiter in November as a signal for times to come: Mars in Virgo is trine Jupiter in Taurus November 16th, meaning “New forms, well planned, can take hold!”
True love has godspeed. (What you love can materialize quickly.) Something new in the atmosphere is the holy spirit of Speed. Everything changes when it speeds up. The spirit of Speed was like an excited artist involved in creating some evolutionary leap in mankind. In the lives of individuals, it seems as if more miracles are happening, and lots of people get free of things way faster than they thought they would. Maybe this is what happens before an evolutionary leap in our consciousness.
“Speed is free to re-create
within open minds and willing hearts
–all coming from love
and not dark thoughts–
“We succeed! We succeed”
and it’s been a long time.
Holiday Hazards:Right on Thanksgiving, Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius, which warns, “Think before you speak!” (Think: “peace is power, peace is power…”) A few hours later there’s a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius, a sign that it’s a good year to create new traditions based on current ideals. (For more about the holidays, please see Eric Teissedre’s divination astrology on my blog, www.elissaheyman.com/blog