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AUG 21- AUG 27

The week comes in with the energy of the Leo Lion and with great expectations – a Total Eclipse of the Sun is anticipated! But what will it mean? You’ve probably heard all the predictions; but let me make one more; manifestation takes time, and our final interpretation of this one will too. This eclipse packs a wallop of a punch with the Sun and Moon in fiery Leo supported by Mars and the North Node also in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries. Do you know what these signs all have in common? Fire! Fire means inspiration, motivation, and action. It can also be volatile and unpredictable. Fire energy speaks directly to our souls in the language of passion.

On Monday, the visual display of the Sun being totally hidden by the Moon with just a ring of light indicating its presence should be spectacular. But when these few minutes are over, just like the throbbing of a sun burn after a day at the beach, the psychological impact could be with us for much longer. Inspiration must be translated into action and grounded into form on the physical plane. Patience is the name of the game.

An interesting side light, literally, is Mercury the planet of thinking and communication moving retrograde at this time. Considering Mercury is heading back to the exact astrological spot of the eclipse, 28 Leo, on September 5th, I can’t help thinking some of the revelations of this eclipse will take a while to soak in or to raise up to the conscious mind. Awakenings and awareness may slowly dawn, reminiscent of the Sun slowly emerging from the shadow of the Moon.

Fire creates a sense of urgency, but Mercury moving retrograde toward the degree of the Eclipse cautions us to look a little deeper, get a bigger perspective and not rush to judgment. Before you decide just what blessings or revelations the Total Solar Eclipse may or may not bring, be patient. If we define success by our expectations and initial experiences, we may be disappointed. But in the long run, the final result may look very different and even better than what we imagined.

As I studied the eclipse and prepared for this article, as usual I looked at some of the charts and lives of people with birthdays this week. Some stellar individuals were in the mix including Mother Teresa. I found myself intrigued by Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States. He assumed office after the assassination of popular president John F. Kennedy. Although Johnson actually accomplished some pretty impressive milestones including significant civil rights legislation, his legacy has always been marred by the escalating involvement of the US in Viet Nam. There are a lot of intriguing things to know about his life and career; and I would encourage you to check him out if you are a fan of the political and cultural dynamic of the 1960’s.

Something that caught my eye when I was looking at Johnson was something called ‘Lyndon Johnson’s 10 Point Formula for Success’. (If you are curious, it is copied below.) Leave it to someone with four planets in Virgo to make a list! Leo is synonymous with self expression and authenticity. And I have been considering how to honor this energy of the New Moon Solar Eclipse by getting a better idea about my own distinct purpose. When I saw this list it made me wonder, ‘what would my list look like?’ If I took the time to write down what I think are life’s most important lessons, priorities, pointers for happiness or definitions of success, what would they be? I would like to think I am willing to ‘get the scratchy elements out of my personality!’ Will I make it a priority? I’ve decided that will be my gift to myself on this New Moon, to start my list and maybe work on getting out those scratchy elements. ‘Draining my grievances’ and ‘practice liking people’ are great ideas too. Is this too much to ask being born under a precocious and ornery Aquarian Moon?

>Until next week, let go and wear loose clothes.

Magician Inspiration for the Week: Lyndon Baines Johnson, born August 27, 1908.

President Lyndon Johnson's 10 point formula for success:

  1. Learn to remember names. Inefficiency at this point may indicate that your interest is not sufficiently outgoing.
  2. Be a comfortable person so there is no strain in being with you. Be an old-shoe, old-hat kind of individual.
  3. Acquire the quality of relaxed easy-going so that things do not ruffle you.
  4. Don't be egotistical. Guard against the impression that you know it all.
  5. Cultivate the quality of being interesting so people will get something of value from their association with you.
  6. Study to get the "scratchy" elements out of your personality, even those of which you may be unconscious.
  7. Sincerely attempt to heal …every misunderstanding you have had or now have. Drain off your grievances.
  8. Practice liking people until you learn to do so genuinely.
  9. Never miss an opportunity to say a word of congratulation upon anyone's achievement, or express sympathy in sorrow or disappointment.
  10. 10. Give spiritual strength to people, and they will give genuine affection to you.

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MONDAY
AUGUST 21
MOON in LEO/VIRGO

New Moon Total Solar Eclipse 28 Leo 11:30 am (PDT)
Moon Void of Course 11:30 am (PDT) – 1:25 pm

The day dawns with great expectations – a Total Eclipse of the Sun is anticipated! But what will it mean? You’ve probably heard all the predictions; but let me make one more; manifestation takes time, and our final interpretation of this one will too. This eclipse packs a wallop of a punch with the Sun and Moon in fiery Leo supported by Mars and the North Node also in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries. Do you know what these signs all have in common? They are all fire. Fire means inspiration, motivation, and action. It can also be volatile and unpredictable. Fire energy speaks directly to our souls in the language of passion.

The visual display of the Sun being totally hidden by the Moon with just a ring of light indicating its presence should be spectacular. But when these few minutes are over, just like the throbbing of a sun burn after a day at the beach, the psychological impact could be with us for much longer. Inspiration must be translated into action and grounded into form on the physical plane. Patience is the name of the game.

An interesting side light, literally, is Mercury the planet of thinking and communication moving retrograde at this time. Considering Mercury is heading back to the exact astrological spot of the eclipse, 28 Leo, on September 5th, I can’t help thinking some of the revelations of this eclipse will take a while to soak in or to raise up to the conscious mind. Awakenings and awareness may slowly dawn, reminiscent of the Sun slowly emerging from the shadow of the Moon.

Be aware eclipses can be loaded with emotional energy and expectations. If you are in the midst of a chaotic scene unfolding, be the one to keep your head. Remember Leo is the energy of leadership. Remove yourself from the drama if possible, and if not, be the neutral observer not jumping to conclusions about what it all means.

Fire creates a sense of urgency, but Mercury moving retrograde toward the degree of the Eclipse cautions us to look a little deeper, get a bigger perspective and not rush to judgment. Before you decide just what blessings or revelations today may bring, be patient. If we define ‘success’ by our expectations we may initially be disappointed. But in the long run, victory may look very different and even better than what we imagined.

Daily Muse: There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can solve by ourselves. (Lyndon B. Johnson born August 27, 1908)

TUESDAY
AUGUST 22
MOON in VIRGO

Sun enters Virgo 3:21 pm (PDT)

Yesterday may have been for watching; today is for doing. Energetic Mars makes a productive connection to orderly and disciplined Saturn. This is the energy of getting things done! Mars provides the will power and energy and Saturn contributes the strategic plan and commitment.

There are other indicators we need to get back to work; the Moon entered industrious Virgo yesterday and the Sun is on its coattails entering Virgo this afternoon. Both the new lunar and solar cycles in this pragmatic earth sign will attempt to ground the fiery dreams of Leo with some practicality. Ruled by thinking Mercury, we might expect the Sun in Virgo cycle to emphasize analysis in one way or another. Like an accountant or expert engineer, Virgo can do the research, draw up the plans and help us do a cost benefit analysis. Those ideas of ours may require venture capital or additional effort. Virgo is going to help us understand exactly what will be required. Our actions have consequences; and she is going to help us keep this clearly in mind. Virgo energy is the perfect time to ‘go back to school’ and get all our ducks in a row.

Virgo has the reputation for being critical; and yes she can be. She sees it as her job to point out the problems and weaknesses in ourselves or in our plans. Ultimately, it’s the desire for perfection, and an idealistic vision of what could be that fuels this attitude of looking for problems. Virgo doesn’t want to be unprepared! But if we listen only to the negative without an attitude of using the information to create a better future, we can get overwhelmed or stuck. It’s important during this period to listen to your feelings; don’t be afraid to admit where you are dissatisfied or unhappy. But don’t stay there. What action can you take to either move toward your desires or re-design your plan? Let the awareness of dissatisfaction suggest where to go next. Use any challenges, obstacles and delays as useful guideposts.

Daily Muse: If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read ‘President Can't Swim.’ (Lyndon B. Johnson born August 27, 1908)

Today on Simpletales, the Eclipse is over. Or is it? Certainly the long term influences are not. Let’s talk about it and the cosmic dance for this week and this new solar cycle in Virgo. Find me live on 12Radio.com at 10 am Pacific – 1 Eastern.

WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 23
MOON in VIRGO/ LIBRA

Moon Void of Course 1:02 pm (PDT) – 6:05 pm

Today’s astrological highlight is the compassionate and gentle connection between Venus and Chiron. As one of the ‘newbies’ in astrological interpretation, astrologers are all over the map when it comes to Chiron. I prefer to see it as a perceived weakness; we feel vulnerable in this area of our lives. However, the imagined weakness is actually a strength and ability when we choose to turn away from old repeating scripts and confront it head on. That’s why I like planetary links to Chiron; they are recurring opportunities to turn on a light and expose the nothingness of the shadow.

Chiron in Pisces at this time highlights where we feel spiritually disconnected or even bankrupt. As Venus in family-oriented Cancer reaches out to Chiron we can find ways to heal these feelings of being isolated and alone, and wake up to our spiritual brothers, sisters, family, and community. Instead of taking up weapons of offense or defense, try to see areas of common interest today. You will have to look with your inner eyes; our physical ones are incapable of spiritual vision. How do you do that? You might have your favorite methods through journaling, prayer, or meditation. One of the easiest ways is to simply go inside and connect to your inner guide/teacher/source and simply say, ‘Help me see this another way.’ Of course the first step is to realize you want to see or feel something different than your current perception is showing you.

Daily Muse: Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. (Mother Teresa born August 26, 1910)

THURSDAY
AUGUST 24
MOON in LIBRA

Wait! You have the sword of Justice (Libra Moon) held high above your head, or a verbal assault ready to unleash on those derelicts. But are they deserving of your correction, rebuke, or tongue lashing? Maybe so; but you might ask yourself if you are in the position to be both judge and jury. Venus makes an uncomfortable connection with Neptune today and another with Uranus. To say we might be hot-headed is an understatement. We might be feeling betrayed by a loved one, by love, or by life itself. When Venus and Neptune tangle it’s not unusual for our idealistic romantic notions to get dashed by reality like waves on a rocky shore. Relationships feel restrictive and people are not living up to our expectations!

Under the influence of a Libra Moon we tend to see issues and circumstances as black or white – no shades of gray. But before we get up on our high horse and decide to be the advocate of justice we better be sure of ourselves and our ideas. This is not a call to abandon your morals or positions. It’s an encouragement to question your motives before you get into a fight or disagreement. Bantering with others can actually sharpen our skills and clarify our thoughts. Just be aware of the cost of casting others in the role of enemies or opponents. Not only is it not fun to have an adversary, at some point we might have to eat those words we are so eager to set free.

Daily Muse: The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. (Dorothy Parker born August 22, 1893)

FRIDAY
AUGUST 25
MOON in LIBRA

Moon Void of Course 10:39 pm (PDT) – 1:53 am Saturday morning
Saturn stations direct 5:09 am (PDT)
Venus enters Leo 9:30 pm (PDT)

The Libra Moon softens her stance on justice today as we remember the value of balancing our need for fairness with harmony and getting along with others. Maybe others do have a right to their opinion, even if they are sorry to say, so wrong! We may be adjusting our need to correct every mistake and right every wrong, but we are still of a mindset of looking for truth, honesty, and integrity. It seems to be in the air!

Libra’s ruling planet Venus enters playful and dramatic Leo tonight. This is a highly creative placement for the planet of love and values and there is nothing timid or receding about proud and noble Leo. This fire sign brings out our need to be willful, individualistic, and maybe even dominant in relationships! Moving in tandem with the recent eclipse and other planets in Leo we continue a theme of finding and expressing our most authentic selves. Instead of looking for love, romance, or the perfect partner we will be more successful if we are a bit self-centered and focus on developing in ourselves the qualities we value and look for in others. Unconsciously we often seek partners with traits we believe we lack. What if we learn to see these positive characteristics in ourselves first and then attract a partner of like mind?

Saturn the ruler of Capricorn ends a lengthy five month retrograde pattern that began the first week of April. This is not only good news for Capricorns, but is a signal to all of us that plans and projects might take off really soon. If you have been waiting to launch something, the winds are ready to lift your wings.

Daily Muse: If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. (Mother Teresa born August 26, 1910)

SATURDAY
AUGUST 26
MOON in LIBRA/SCORPIO

Moon enters Scorpio 1:53 am (PDT)

Watching planetary cycles can be both fun and illuminating. Here’s one I’m keeping an eye on. Today Mercury and the Sun meet up at 4 Virgo. Whenever the two are together we have a doorway between the thinking mind and the ego. We identify strongly with our thoughts and beliefs, even going so far as seeing the two as inseparable. Consequently we are often strong-willed in our communications when Mercury and the Sun come together. Today’s union occurs as Mercury is moving retrograde. This often indicates that despite our attempts to be clear or persuasive in our communications that may not be the case. Something goes amiss or we don’t get our way. Try not to be too disappointed if this is the case for you. I’m optimistic that even if things are not in our favor today, they will be soon.

During this Mercury Retrograde pattern, Mercury will return to 28 degrees of Leo, the exact position of the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse. This is worth watching and thinking about. Possibly some piece of news or information, or a connection we make at this time at first seems to fizzle. However, when Mercury goes back to pick up this piece on September 5th, and then meets up with the Sun once again on October 8th when both are in Libra, the news may be exactly what we want and need to hear.

Be patient if your seeds don’t sprout as quickly as you would expect or your ideas and words don’t fall on open ears and eager minds. The story is far from over. The Moon in deep-thinking and mysterious Scorpio today is keeping secrets it is reticent to reveal. Possibly we should consider keeping our best ideas percolating until a later time too.

Daily Muse: Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams? (Tim Burton born August 25, 1958)

SUNDAY
AUGUST 27
MOON in SCORPIO

The Moon in complex Scorpio keeps emotions intense and possibly hidden today; perhaps we are just lost in our daydreams. A creative and productive link between hopeful Jupiter and regimented Saturn may tap us on the shoulder and rouse us from our fantasies. Optimistic and expansive Jupiter can be a delightful companion; but just between you and me, his tendency for excess and looking for the easy way can divert us from more worthy goals and paths. As Saturn guides Jupiter with a strong and unflinching perseverance we too are encouraged to be more disciplined and orderly about pursuing our objectives. This can be a wonderful combination energy allowing us to have fun and enjoy the process while still doing what needs to be done.

Daily Muse: I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did? (Mother Teresa born August 26, 1910)



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If you’re like me, you are excited to see the eclipse, but also sick and tired of hearing about it. If I hear the term, "The Path of Totality," one more time, I may start shrieking. I heard that phrase no less than 20 times an hour while watching local talking head shows yesterday. They spent several hours discussing the fact that Eclipse Glasses were sold out and then rushed to a hardware store that was going to sell 2000 pairs, at twice their normal price. The line stretched around the building. The poor reporter fulfilled his journalistic dreams by standing in a tool aisle for 4 hours. If you haven’t gotten your glasses already, chances are you won’t be able to find them, unless you’re willing to spend a hundred dollars, or so, on the Internet, plus overnight shipping. Even that could be risky, since they may be counterfeit. What has happened to us?

Then there are the people hitting the road to view the full eclipse. Portable toilet companies are cleaning up (no pun intended) putting thousands of units everywhere for the millions of gypsies traveling to see the event in the “path thing” I refuse to say. At least the outhouse companies aren’t sitting down on the job. (Pun intended.)

The last time this occurred was in 1918 and it was a very different world. Our country was mainly agrarian, with family-owned farms feeding the nation. A few airplanes flew from here to there. Automobiles were just beginning to be more frequently seen. There were strong pockets of segregation, the KKK had a huge hold on parts of the country, there was rampant corruption in government, immigrants were pouring into the nation, while people hated them for doing so. Huge migrations were moving from the farming south to the industrial centers of the North, causing urban disruption and race riots. Meanwhile a tiny oligarchical percentage of the population controlled nearly all the national wealth. Whereas huge corporations now own most of those family farms, some things haven’t changed all that much.

An estimated half million cars will be on I-25, the main corridor from Colorado to Wyoming, to see the eclipse. Authorities have recommended carrying lots of extra water, food, toilet paper, blankets and even a tent, as well as extra gas. I have an image of scalpers selling Eclipse Glasses on the side of the road, the way they used to sell Grateful Dead tickets as you got closer to the venue. There’s one difference, Grateful Dead ticket sellers usually had a conscience.

Don’t let the hype take the magic out of the eclipse for you. We humans have been observing this phenomenon with wonder and awe for millennia. It’s ours to enjoy and I certainly hope you do.

Don’t fret if you don’t get to see the spectacle. It’ll be repeated in 2045, this time with my town right in the, well, you know what. If by some freak aberration of nature I happened to be still alive, I can assure you that I’ll enjoy it thoroughly. I’m guessing you will too. For now, seize the day and know that you’re a part of a great event and are a member of a group who hold these great adventures close to their hearts, for all the right reasons.

Until next week, I wish you all peace and love.

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The Great American Eclipse

I live in a small town in Idaho, there are about 60,000 people here. We happen to be one of the best viewing sites for the Solar Eclipse on 8/21/2017. Our local officials have been preparing for an onslaught of about 500,000 people to visit our community for over a year. There have been City Council meetings, community town hall meetings, visits from Homeland Security and NASA. The news has been reporting for months on local preparations and what to expect. I have seen some hilarious questions posed to city officials. Things like “I heard people are applying for permits to sacrifice animals and humans during the eclipse, do I need to be worried about my dog?” I mean, seriously people, get a grip! Grocery stores are making a mint as people stock up on the necessities and gas stations have raised their prices by quite a bit. Locally we have been joking about the eclipse-apocalypse for a while. People are excited and terrified and seem to think this has never happened before. Honestly, eclipses happen all the time, we just don’t always get to see them happen.


I feel the pressure rising in the energy around me. It feels like something is coming to a head, and I hope it is a good thing. I have felt this energy of impending change before, sometimes something explosive happens, and sometimes it is just the beginning of movement forward. Something that I know to be true about eclipses, they bring the darkness into the light. They give us a chance to see what is hidden. This can be shocking, something we thought was long dead, rears it’s head. This is how true change occurs. We have to see what is really at the heart of an issue, the good, the bad and the ugly.


On Monday, 8/21 at 10 am PST, I will be live streaming the eclipse on Facebook Live during my radio show Kindred Spirits, on 12radio.com. I will share my take on the meaning of this eclipse, how it affects my chart and a special meditation. You can join in the fun by going to the 12 Radio chat room here

Much love,

Kristi

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Weekly Grace

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LA-LA-LEO

I heard once that psychic Sylvia Brown used to pray for her abilities to get stronger. I DON’T (lol) And yet, that doesn’t stop them!

Here I am, about to shoot a Documentary on Psychics, and BOMB. It hits me. I went from a comfortable level of intel to physical apparitions, spirits coming through during a wedding ceremony and waking up throughout the night with slight paranoia. Fun? I think not.

It’s scary. And yet, this is a common experience this week- GROWING PAINS. I know, they suck. I remember when I was little, I would grab onto my leg and say, “Mommy, it hurts!” Because it did. Because it was uncomfortable. Because I never knew when they would hit again or the terrible pain I would endure while “Stretching”.

Leo Season 2017: We Stretch

Why is this? Because Leo BRINGS THE HEAT! Imagine your Sun Sign & your Quest in Life being “turned up”. It’s ON FIRE! Here's a Simple Guide:

Aries: Fight for Recognition

Taurus: Self- Expression via Materials (possessions)

Gemini: Communicates ideas (learning/creating); sibling identity (or Soul- Mate)

Cancer: Quest is Seeking a Home

Leo: Rulership

Virgo: Constantly looking to Improve themselves ; “Refining” ; Love through Advice

Libra: Looks for self-identity and expresses self through partnership (usually intimate relationships)

Scorpio: Transform Identity; Shedding old Skin ; Finding Genuine True Selves with Time

Sagittarius: Find selves through looking at the Expansiveness of life; optimistic; fiery, boundless, charismatic

Capricorn: Leader, capable, ambitious, social climber, sees the most crucial issues @ hand, capable of manifestation, sensitive emotional life

Aquarius: Quest to better Humanity

Pisces: Spiritual Seeker, imaginative, intuitive

Spirit wants us to all know, no matter what happens, YOU COME FIRST. If there is a person, situation or circumstance weighing on you- either cut them loose, or get some help.

This is a Heated Season, best met with a compassionate heart. Though it may be overwhelming, it is GEARING US UP for what is to come. For an amazing experience, a new realm about to pop

Be gentle, be loving with yourself. This is the contraction pains before birth!


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