September 2005 Update #5
This Week's Schedule
Friday - WIOG Radio 102.5FM, Mid Michigan 8a.m. to 9a.m.
Saturday - 2 Events
10a.m. to 5pm.. Hampton Inn, Saginaw Mi - Psychic Fair.
11a.m. to 7p.m. Macomb Sports and Expo Center; Body, Mind and Spirit Festival
I'll be speaking at 2p.m. about using astrology to lose weight and I will have a booth there, debuting my new book; The Astro Diet. Stop by and say hello!
Sunday - Bay City Under the Sun 10a.m. to 5p.m. Psychic Fun fair; Bay City MI
Tammy is back! I heard from her. She is fine but has a big mess to clean up. She will be working parttime this week in the temp Vacations at Sea office to get our group's info all set and secure. You can call her at the 1-800-749-4950 number. Keep trying as sometimes it goes through easily, other times it does not. But keep trying. The extended deadlines for payment is this week.
This is the most updated info I have re: cruise numbers
email the travel agency: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the best number to call:
Or email Tammy at Crusintam@aol.com with your payment info but don't type in your credit card over the Internet, just tell her to use the one she has on file or give her the expiration number if it has changed.
I am staying in Houston the evening before at the Doubletree. There was an excellent suite rate on the Internet for only $89.50 Under the amenities site at the hotel website there is a shuttle for a 3 mile radius. P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro and is 1.32 miles away.
Description of Hotel Location:
Doubletree Guest Suites Houston lies in the heart of the Houston's thriving Uptown/Galleria neighborhood - an area renowned for its shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, and home to a multitude of major corporations. Easily accessible to area airports, we are just 30 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport. The hotel is within a block of The Galleria mall, featuring 350 fine stores and restaurants. Shop to your hearts content at Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Macy's Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, MAC cosmetics, Origins, and many other designer stores and boutiques.
More Information: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/hotels/services.jhtml?ctyhocn=HOUSYDT
Our cruise buddy Terry has a cool site you can go and see Photos of Maria Shaw’s Conscious Living Cruise 2004 out of New Orleans. Here’s the link. Check it out; www.terrydoub.com and click the "cruise" button.
Spirit Connections Radio Show and Cruise Speakers
I will be on Donna and Dudley's radio program in Arizona this Friday:Spirit Connections,on KFNX 1100 AM Phoenix
They will be guest speakers on our cruise this December out of Houston. Please read the following to learn more about this enlightening and spiritual couple, who's journey has taken them all over the world to share their wisdom and spread their positive energies:
Donna and Dudley Voll
We all have Spiritual gifts. Like a treasure chest of jewels waiting to be discovered within, we are incredible Spirits. Daily prayer, meditation and contemplation are the keys. This practice leads us to let go of old behaviors, replaced with spiritual insights. As we do this, we open to our true spiritual potential by connecting to our Higher Self.
Most of us seek this journey when we have crisis in our lives. Our lives are not working, we relinquish control and are ready to let go of the old, seeking peace within. It is at this moment we have the spirit fill us up.
In my journey, like so many others, I needed answers.
Meditation was a way for me to reduce stress. I had not realized that it was a gift to connect with my own spirit, my Higher Self. Even more surprising, was the way meditation opened a door for God to uniquely use me as a vehicle to help other people! My spirit was able to activate my own spiritual gifts. Even though I had never been trained in Art, suddenly I was led to draw pictures and share messages from spirit. These drawings developed over time into portraits of angels, and loved ones. Many of these match actual photos of loved ones passed over. This unique gift not only comforts people, but proves life continues after death. A jewel I did not know I had!
One client, Denise Johnston, shared her delight at the thought that her family gathered around her to help her. She said, "Donna, I had a reading with you late may. I received my portrait and thought, well some of the faces kind of look like they could be someone. Then I sent a copy to my Mom, without telling her what it was and she flipped out. She saw some family members in almost every face. It was amazing. She wanted to know how I got those drawings. She couldn't believe it. When she confirmed this, I felt so much love around me. I feel so fortunate to have my loved ones with me and guiding me. My angel is beautiful and again I feel blessed. Thank you so much."
Dudley also, in seeking his inner awareness, found treasures in the gift of healing. Meditation opened the channel to this Divine force and really let it flow. His gift of healing now activated, grows. His Higher self brings new gifts, of of faith and discernment of spirit.
Each one of us is connected to a great spirit force. Simply by opening to your Higher Self, we naturally activate and receive these gifts. Healing, Prophesy, Faith, Spirit Discernment, Wisdom, Knowledge and more are your natural spiritual attributes, your jewels in the treasure box from spirit. You only have to seek your spirit and let the gifts flow! Gifts literally pour though us, but the true "gift" of spiritual gifts is sharing them with others. Join us on the "Conscious Living Cruise" as we explore, discuss, and develop your spiritual gifts. To learn more about our work, please go to www.angelstoguideyou.com
Nice Letters We Get
Maria's note: It's hard to recall every single reading I do and what I tell people because I do so many readings over the course of a day, week, month, year, etc. I spoke with this next lady out of Louisiana the beginning of July. Since Katrina hit, she has tried several times to call me and let me know of our July reading. Little did I know, I had made predictions about major events that happened within weeks of her reading that would effect the world. I do not even remember telling her some of these things but she had saved her tape of our reading and played it back to me over the phone this past Monday morning. She transcribed part of the reading and sent this email to me. See you what you think. It's chilling!
On July 5th, 2005, you did my astrological reading. During that reading, we discussed what I could expect in the next few years. At the end of that reading you asked if I had any other questions. The following is an excerpt from the tape you sent me of our conversation.. I really was amazed at this information I asked if there was "anything going on with the planets to cause people to be irritable and acting strange". You replied:
"I have just put an article on my website" You should go to it. "People have this anger/antsy feeling and they want to explode" "kind of explosive energy"." The best thing to do is exercise so it doesn't take the form of an accident. Everyone is more irritable. There is an aspect in the Cosmos with Uranus, and there are heavy aspects. Everyone is feeling it. A piece in the article says that strong emotional energy is felt as frustration, anger, irritability, resentment, or huge amount of physical or emotional energy. Essentially what we're asking to be done by the universe is to clean house. It started around June 21st, we have another one (aspect) coming up in July, tomorrow, July 6th. The second one is happening or starting. This energy is intense and unless it is channeled positively, it's going to cause problems. People are pissed off at each other and need to take the time to exercise, create opportunities to get out (Maria's note: OMG! I said this?????), and when people are irritable, apologize. Release any negative feelings between you and someone else otherwise it will become worse". "Now after the full moon on July 21st, there will be the third aspect. This is even more intense. It is no accident and the universe thinks it has given us time to clean house and we need to do emotional cleansing. Stuff bothering us for months is coming to the top and people don't realize where it's coming from. They think they are mad at the grocery store clerk and they could have been mad at their husband three months ago." "We need to do much forgiving, letting go, these next couple of weeks because if we don't, the earth is going to clear it for us. We may have more storms, you are getting some storms in Louisiana. Hurricanes, earthquakes, things like that. So it is a strong aspect...... Why we are supposed to be doing this is ...(we are suppose to do some.....)emotional cleansing. Everyone is feeling it"
FJD....Client's reply: Note, the first London bombing was either July 6th or 7th. The second bombing was July 21st. We evidently did not change because the earth cleansed itself with Hurricane Katrina on August 29th.
Thought you would be interested.
F.J.D. from Louisiana
Mars and Venus
The Llewellyn Journal
2005-09-19 By: Isabelle Ghaneh
Is this love? This season the universe is in for a treat. The planet Mars entered the sign of Taurus July 29th and doesn’t leave until February 17th 2006. On top of that, Mars goes retrograde on October 3, 2005 until December 12th 2005. What’s this about? Its about Mars. And Taurus. And you.
Venus enters Capricorn on November 6th 2005 and stays there until December 16th 2005, when she enters Aquarius for a brief stay until she goes retrograde on December 24th at 1 degree of Aquarius. She then immediately goes back into Capricorn for her retrograde period until she rightens itself on February 3rd while still in Capricorn, which she finally leaves on March 5th 2006. Whew, got all that? Well, its not as complicated as it sounds. So, what are the planets of sex and love telling us?
Both Mars and Venus are spending a long and I do mean long stay in earth signs. Now no one is more lusty, if I may be so bold, as an earth sign, though Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, the three earth signs, each express that in different ways. First, let’s us look at the planets involved and see what exactly they have to say to us, then let us listen to the different signs Taurus and Capricorn and see where they are coming from. Finally a look at retrograde planets themselves and what they mean, and we may just have a picture puzzle out of all these zigzag shapes lying there on the boudoir floor of the universe as it were.
Mars is the first planet to look at. Mars is the ruler of passionate Aries, and the co-ruler of intense Scorpio. In fact Mars was initially the ruler of both Aries and Scorpio, until Pluto poked his Darth Vader like head our of the cosmos in the early 1930’s and took over Scorpio rulership (what else would you expect from the dark lord of the dark planet)?
Anyway, even though Mars was regulated to being the sole proprietor of one sign, he still had holding papers to Scorpio. That’s important to remember as we go though Mars’ intent for you and your chart. Mars refers to the energy drive, and it also represents how you express your sexuality. Your Mars placement by sign, house and aspect can tell you a lot about that sexuality, in terms of what turns you on, who turns you on, what you are looking for in a sexual partner, and how you experience that sexuality. Once all that is digested by you, you come up with a complete package.
And that’s Mars. Mars is not by the way for men exclusively, a Mars placement is as much a part of a woman’s chart as any other planet, as Venus is as much a part of a man’s chart as any other planet. Mars in a woman’s chart, as in a mans, shows all the above. The big difference between doing a chart analysis for a woman as opposed to for a man, is simply that an astrologer looks to Mars, along with the Sun, to show what type of men she may be interested in and influenced by. But a woman has the same signature as a man in her Mars placements in terms of how she deals with her sexuality.
Venus is of course the love planet. Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, and is the place in your chart that tells you how you experience the love principal, how you want to be loved and who by. In what way do you express love? That in either a male or female chart is where an astrologer goes for information. Venus can show the wife in a male chart for predicting purposes, as does the Moon. The Moon is also representative of emotion for both genders and represents the mother, as the Sun represents the father. So much for the astro talk of Basic Astrology 101.
Now on to the fun part. Taurus is a very sensual sign. Very, very very sensual sign. Taurus loves the touch of soft silk, the smell of fresh cut flowers and a new mown lawn, and the aroma of fresh baked cinnamon rolls. No sign gets more out of an aromatherapy massage with hot stones and rose hip oil than a Taurus, no one. And now this sign of sensuality is being paired with Mars, the planet of sexual energy drive and oomph. And so Mars in Taurus is a placement dealing with a lot of oomph.
The fact that this placement is going to be in the heavens and in our lives for six and a half months should tell us something. It should tell us that now, right now, with all the turmoil in the world, the universe is asking us, or no, take that back, instructing us, in the art of learning to love ourselves and take time out for ourselves.
Now is the time we are being given the gift of exploring our sensuality. Now is the time to indulge in our desire to be pampered, to watch our garden grow, to get creative with what makes us happy and enjoy life. Now is the time to connect with our partners, and to enjoy them intimately and explore the mutual delight an intimate physical relationship can bring to both parties.
For those not in an exclusive relationship, it is the time to feel relaxed enough about ourselves to seek one out, and while we are looking to not forget our needs. After all we do not need to have a special partner or spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend to enjoy the sensual side of life. Not at all. A great massage, a soothing bubble bath, or even a great meal cooked to perfection and dining at a table graced with an abundance of fragrant flowers can do wonders for our spirits.
Mars is going backwards during his time in his foray through the garden of earthly delights. That means he is taking his time before he leaves this garden and slowing his frenetic energy down. He’s strolling through the pathways, and so should we. When Mars pauses and looks back, as he does every 2 years or so, it’s time to do the same.
Mars in Taurus retrograde is not a time to run around and wave your dating resume in front of everyone. It’s a time to sit back and review your social life and your relationship accomplishments and see where you are at. Where do you want to be, really want to be, relationship-wise, in the next two or even five years? Mars retrograde is a time to look back at what you have done, and what you need and what to do in the future, to make better relationships for yourself.
Now on to Venus. Venus is in Capricorn, except for the brief two week foray into Aquarius in mid-December, for about 5 months. Now some of you may have heard that Capricorn is a cold, reserved, and inhibited sign. Not at all. Capricorn is an earth sign, the sign in mythology devoted to Pan, the goat-footed piper of sensuality run rampant. How repressed is he, I wonder? Not very.
Capricorn is a sign that is afraid of rejection and that finds it hard to show its feelings. That doesn’t mean Capricorn doesn’t have feelings, its just hard to make them known unless they are assured of the security of their being welcomed. And Capricorn is a sign very associated with security and safety and having the bottom line explained to them in detail, before they sign on to any project, especially a project designed in the love section of their lives.
When Venus goes backwards, which she does about every 18 months or so, she is taking time to think over where she should go and what she should do. She is reviewing the situation, and taking stock. Who knows more about that than Capricorn? No one. And who wants to be in a secure loving relationship more than Capricorn? No one.
Venus retrograde is not the time to schedule a wedding, if you can help it, or get cosmetic surgery done, again, if that’s possible. Venus retrograde is the time to be sure you are on the right path in your love relationships, or if you are not, to see what you can do to make your love relationships more meaningful and worthwhile for you. The more you are investing in a relationship, the more you are going to want to read the fine print, to be sure you are going to get a good return on that investment. That’s the Venus in Capricorn signature.
Venus in Capricorn is a placement that wants to and needs to feel secure before they allow themselves to enjoy the fruits of the tree in the garden of earthly delights, the one Mars in Taurus is so happily gamboling in. Both Capricorn and Taurus are earth signs and they love the meadows and pastures of the earth, and find it soothing to their souls and spirits.
Mars and Venus are connecting on many levels this time around, both in the heavens and in your individual charts. Please take note of the dates they are going to be in harmony in a trine relationship. A trine relationship is one where the planets are closely connected by an orb of just a few degrees, no more than one or two. These are dates your sexual and love natures will be joined together. And its an especially good time to create space within yourself and with your significant other, to explore the Mars and Venus desires you have.
The two most important time periods to keep in mind are November 16-19, 2005; and January 21-27, 2006. On these dates your chances of embarking on a love relationship and experiencing good communication and companionship are excellent. Use this time to create the love relationships you want, and to explore the existing love relationships you have.
Mars and Venus are giving us a place to configure ourselves and our relationships with others with new thoughts, feelings and creativity. It’s a nice place to be in, for both ourselves and the universe.
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Subject: History Lesson
Note from Maria: You all know I work on alot with past lives and soul mate theories as well as numerology. Isn’t is interesting how numerology plays such a big role in history? Consider the following examples. Could JFK possibly be Abe Lincoln reincarnated? Now there’s one to consider! Was Lincoln’s life cut short when his soul wanted and needed to do more? So his soul reincarnated and rightfully took on the role of finishing his Presidency? Or was his karma cut short again, when Kennedy was fatally shot in November 1963?
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
Finally, special thanks to all of you who have supported our friends in New Orleans by giving donations. I have heard from all and they send a big Thank you from the Big Easy. Bonnie Broel is back in her home on Saint Charles and told me Sunday night via phone that she intends for me to put on my Goddess Gathering the weekend of October 21/22! I am going back to check on my home in a few weeks and see everyone. The spirit and intent to rebuilt New Orleans is very evident and I will be one of those who people who intends to help rebuild the city too! Talk at ya all next month!
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