What is Astro-Coaching?

Astro-Coaching is a form of life coaching that produces quick results by identifying the goals and issues associated with the individual’s life, or soul’s purpose by studying their astrology chart. Each person who lives on this planet has a life or soul’s purpose. This is your reason for living. If you are not living your soul’s purpose, you will be perpetually unhappy and unfulfilled.

So many people come to me at a point in their lives when they feel called to do “something” but they are unaware of what that something is. This can come at any age or time in your life but is more likely during one of the major life transits, the Saturn Return at age 28-30, the Uranus Opposition at age 38-40 and the second Saturn Return at age 58-60. There are other transits that may trigger a life crisis and they occur at fairly regular intervals.

An Astro-Coaching session will start with some questions that will help you to prioritize your life goals. Then we will sit down and discuss your own personal Astrology chart. In the chart, we can discover your soul’s purpose, vocational information, talents, learning patterns, love style, blocks to success and much more. In the one hour consultation, we can do as much to find out what you need to achieve fulfillment and success as several years of therapy. And no, Astro-Coaching is not a form or therapy, nor should be a substitute for therapy but a plan to identify and achieve your goals in a relatively short period of time.

Generally, I recommend a series of three sessions. The first session includes a complete chart analysis and a plan for achieving the goals that will lead to happiness, joy and success. The second session will chart your progress to achieving your goals, and perhaps resetting or making new goals. Your third session will review how far you’ve come, and will map out the next level of personal growth and achievement.

All you need to supply me with is your birth time, place and date from your birth certificate!

There is no better time than the present to get firmly on your path to success! Don’t delay; call today!

Blessings, Georgia Vlahos, Certified Life Coach

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Can a Psychic Predict the Future?

The answer to that question is yes and no.

Various methods of divination are used to make predictions about the future and to help the querant (the person getting the reason) cope with what is going on in his or her life. Tarot cards, Runes, Oracle cards, keys, crystal balls and even playing cards are some of the many vehicles that psychics use to help their clients.

Divination works on the principle of synchronicity. This phrase was popularized by the eminent psychologist, Carl Jung. Synchronicity refers to two seemingly unrelated events that have no causal connection but are meaningful coincidences. I don’t think anyone knows why Tarot works, but it does.

Being able to read Tarot is a skill that must be learned and practiced. Some readers simply rely on the messages of the cards, while others use their own empathic and psychic skills. They come to some kind of conclusion that will help their clients, and counsel them to help them cope with issues in their lives. In a way, the cards can tell how the events are fated to play out.

Does “fate*” exist? I believe it does. I see it all the time in Astrology charts. What is contained in the chart is present at birth. It’s always amazing to consult with a client to see how it all played out at the present time. And it always does. But, there’s an asterisk there. My belief, gleaned through personal experience with myself and clients, is that FATE IS THE OPPORTUNITY AND FREE WILL IS WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.

That means that the Universe will conspire to bring certain issues to the soul’s attention. This will come in the form of lessons. Do you accept and learn from the lessons, or do you ignore them?

Laying out the Tarot (or any other form of divination) suggests a possibility. Think of it like a row of dominoes. They will fall in a certain pattern as they are stacked at the moment. Move one domino and they will fall in a different pattern. Free will is demonstrated in the removal of the domino.

So basically, a reading will let you know the way things will fall if they are left on their own. The reading serves to alert the querant to what is about to happen. They can then use their free will to change their fate.

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Saturn Retrograde

The planet Saturn goes retrograde on April 17, 2018. When a planet retrogrades, it becomes a time to reevaluate all those aspects of life that aren’t working. Saturn will make sure you do, whether you want to or not!

As a planet, Saturn not only rules Capricorn, but it’s travelling THROUGH Capricorn so it’s a double whammy for Cappys. But also for Cancer, as it opposes Cancer. It will also significantly affect the other two cardinal signs, Aries and Libra It turns direct in the beginning of September. Saturn is the task maker. It’s your lessons. All those things you need to learn will be coming up in one way or another. If you have chosen to learn your soul’s lessons, it won’t be bad. If you haven’t, well, hold on, because you will have to! To determine what you need to learn, it’s necessary to determine where Saturn lies in your chart.

It is interesting to note that July 4, 1776 is known as the birth date of the US. That would make the US a Cancer Sun, with Moon in Aquarius. Saturn retrograde will affect the houses of the US chart where the Sun and the Moon reside. We, as a country are also having a Pluto Return. Pluto is the planet that tears everything down to rebuild it. Since Pluto is a very slow moving planet, the last time Pluto was in Capricorn late degrees was on July 4, 1776!

It’s a good time to consult an astrologer!

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The Good Tarot — Review

I bought this deck by Colette Baron Reid when it first came out because I liked the concept. No negative images and she renamed some of the scarier cards like “Death” which becomes “Transformation” and the Devil becomes “Temptation”. I’ve found that some of my clients react negatively to those cards in particular, however much you explain them. Hollywood hasn’t done much to shine their image.

The cards themselves are stunningly beautiful. The artwork by Jena Della Grottaglia is gorgeous. It’s soft and kind looking, and well, good. The colors are somewhat muted and I must say, they are my favorites. The Water cards have a aqua blue background, Earth a brown background, Fire, pink/magenta and Air blue.

The Knights have been renamed “Messenger” and are decidedly female. The deck itself is very feminine and boosts mostly female characters. I love that many of the Cups cards feature mermaids and sea creatures. The Air card characters have wings and feathers, Earth cards have lots of branches and antlers, and the Fire cards have suns and fire and lots of light. I love that all sorts of creatures appear on the cards –animals such as stags and seahorses, mythical creatures such as the Pegasus and Fairies and a few musical instruments.

It’s a very mystical and ethereal deck and beautiful to work with. The backs are a soft green which I love. It comes with a very informative book.

I would recommend this deck. Of course, I did what always do when purchasing a new deck: I used it for a while then went back to my staple Rider-Waite. But after writing this, I think I’ll take it out again!

Bright Blessings, Ravenhawk

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The Practice

A spiritual “practice” is just that, practice. The definition of “practice”  is: repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it. (Noun)

So often I encounter people who are trying “a little of this and a little of that” in their spiritual lives.  Initially, there is nothing wrong with that, as they are seeking to find their niche, the slot in which they fit.  Once that slot has been found, it’s necessary to practice, in order to receive the total benefit of the practice.  It doesn’t matter what the practice is, be it meditation, yoga, Bhakti, Reiki, or whatever.  In order to fully reap the benefits of the practice, which are numerous, you must practice. (Verb)

I once facilitated a Reiki group where it was impossible to make another appointment for a Reiki Circle because everyone’s calendar was so full of disparate practices.  Yet they wanted to experience Reiki and enjoy its benefits.  You can’t really do that without practicing.

Reiki, for example is not a miracle cure. You cannot touch the garment of a Reiki practitioner and instantly be healed. Sometimes it’s necessary to have several Reiki treatments in order to see a real improvement.  For more serious situations, Reiki must be administered over a period of weeks.  There is no instant cure or instant enlightenment, no “McSpirit”, the McDonald’s mindset where everything must be instant.

Spiritual progress takes time and practice.  Find your niche, and practice, practice, practice!

Blessings, Georgia

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Exponential

Several years ago, I went to a dinner party at a client’s house.  Several of my students were there.  They talked about the work they were doing, great healing work.  I was so proud of them.

On the way home, I got to thinking.  Our work is exponential.  I hear some people say that they don’t do enough to help others, but really we do.  I realized that for the six people that were there, they had each helped six or more to heal, and their students also did the same.  I suppose if I did math, I would find some astronomical number.

It makes me think back to my wonderful teacher, the late Dr. Judith Larkin Reno, and all the people she taught. So many of them went out and made a difference in the world. It made me see that it ALL MATTERS.  It all contributes to the healing of the planet.

Way back in 1993, when I started learning Reiki, it was considered a “fluff” method used by kooks with aluminum foil hats on their heads.  Today, in 2018, Reiki has made its way around the world and is used in hospitals and even the VA.

So stay the course, no matter how “insignificant” you think your contribution has been.  It all matters.  It’s all exponential.

Do Animals Have Souls?

My own answer to that is a resounding “yes”.  I have worked with animals for over 30 years, and I can say that they do.

 

Animals are certainly self aware.  They exhibit compassion.  They are sentient. They reason. And their spirits live on after death.

Self awareness means the ability to distinguish yourself from others and the environment. Animals certainly exhibit this trait.  They can determine how others will react to them, how they feel about them and how they see them.  Just notice a dog’s reactions when they interact with people who are afraid of them or don’t like dogs.

 

I have seen outstanding examples of the compassion exhibited by animals.  So many mother animals take in and raise babies of other species.  Service dogs give solace to those in nursing homes or soldiers with PTSD.  Orcas (Killer Whales) don’t usually kill those crazy humans who love to teach them to do silly tricks.  Military dogs give their lives for their handlers.  And so on….

 

They are sentient in that they sense and feel things intensely.  Often you can see their feelings prominently displayed on their faces.  If you are at all intuitive, you can sense how they feel, and if you are an animal psychic you can actually feel their feelings and hear their thoughts.

 

I have also noticed with my own dogs that they can reason.  I had a little chihuahua once who was very adept at getting what she wanted.  When her brother was playing with a toy that she wanted, she would get another toy, loudly squeaking it to get his attention.  When he came to see the decoy toy, she would fly over to the toy she wanted while he was distracted. I have also seen videos of Ravens working out complex problems to get a reward.  There are examples all over the animal kingdom.

 

And finally, I know that animals have souls or spirit because I have seen it.  My deceased pets have come to me often in the dream world.  I have seen their spirits leave their bodies, while they come to say goodbye.  And I have literally seen the spirits of deceased animals in my lifetime.  Sometimes they look exactly as they did when alive, and sometimes just a flash of light.

 

So yes, I believe that animals have souls. They should be treated as sentient, living and loving beings as we treat humans.  There really isn’t all that much difference between us.