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    Cosmic Time 4.28.09 - Mayfair Welcome to Cosmic Time, Allison Rae s astro ezine offering insights into 2012, current cosmic influences and the evolution of
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      Cosmic Time 4.28.09 - Mayfair

      Welcome to Cosmic Time, Allison Rae's astro ezine offering insights into 2012, current cosmic influences and the evolution of consciousness on Earth. Subscriptions are available by donation. To subscribe, follow the instructions at the end of this e-mail. Do not send an e-mail to be added to the list. To read past issues, click here.
      Copyright 2009 Allison Rae/www.StarPriestess.com

      In this issue . . .
      A Bright Fire
      Celestial Influences
      Return of the Ancestors
      Cosmic Connections
      Core Shamanism Training
      Beltane Celebration
      Weaving the Web

      A Bright Fire
      In the smoke of the firecircle
      I saw my demons scatter to the skies
      dissolving into the midnight air
      - Lady Lissar
      Fires of passion and purification burn bright with the coming of Beltane.
      One of the four cross-quarters of the solar year, Beltane marks the transition from spring to summer in the northern hemisphere. The maypole anchors spring's spirited dance while a crackling Beltane fire promises deep transformation. We celebrate new life in spring with community celebrations, the planting and early harvesting of the gardens.
      Our neighbors south of the equator notice the the Sun's light receding in fall. Attention turns inward in preparation for winter. Darkness encroaches. The veils between worlds become thin at Samhain.
      The cross-quarter gateway extends from the traditional Beltane (May Day) on May 1 through the zodiacal alignment on May 5/6. The potential for transformation goes quantum as outgoing energies and forms are released to make way for the new.
      Beltane is one of the four cross-quarters of the solar year, the mid-point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Cross-quarters are special alignments of the Earth and Sun called Greater Sabbats. Energetically, they're considered even more powerful than the Solstices and Equinoxes, which are known as the "Lesser Sabbats." All eight Sabbats are points of balance in the solar wheel and remind us of the turning of the seasons. In honoring the Sabbats, we harmonize our lives with the rhythms of nature, the divinity that flows through all of creation.
      At Beltane, we commune with the nature spirits, the devas, elementals and the plant kingdom who help us bring forth a rich harvest through the warmer months of the year. Dance, chant, drumming and ritual are traditional activities that help us attune to the natural world as we gather with friends and family to celebrate the abundant blessings in our lives.
      New life bursts forth at Beltane. We plant for a future harvest. What's blooming in your life? What is it time to release? What are you creating? What are you grateful for? What does community mean to you?

      More about the Sabbats:
      The solar wheel established long ago by pagans in the north is inverted in the southern hemisphere. So in May, our sisters and brothers in southern latitudes are celebrating Samhain and the onset of winter. Here are some articles that offer a taste of Sabbat experiences "down under":

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      Celestial Influences
      Beltane this year is followed closely by the Wesak Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus. The solar and lunar cycles dance in synchronous delight. The community spirit of Beltane transforms into a personal and planetary focus as millions around the world honor the birth, death and enlightenment of the Buddha. Planetary servers prepare to receive the incoming cosmic frequencies through the gateway of Shambala.

      Beltane - May 1-6
      The natural world awakens. One of the four "cross-squarters" of the solar year, Beltane marks the mid-point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. We celebrate Beltane with community festivals of renewal, joy and hope. Traditionally observed on May 1 and sometimes referred to as May Day, Beltane is the pagan celebration of spring and the flowering of life. The maypole represents the merging of masculine and feminine, the god and goddess whose union creates life. We dance the maypole and jump the Beltane fire in celebration of the infinite blessings bestowed on our home, our family and our world. Astronomically, Beltane arrives when the Sun reaches 15 degrees Taurus on May 5/6. In the southern hemisphere, communities celebrate the shamanic Samhain cross-quarter gateway.
      Mercury Retrograde - May 6-30
      Mercury enters his home sign of Gemini just before turning retrograde for about three weeks. From our vantage point on Earth, fast-moving Mercury appears to travel backward in the sky. During Mercury's retrograde phases, anything with "re" in front of it is appropriate: retreat, return, re-evaluate, revise. It's time to complete unfinished business, and get your car, computer and mechanical things serviced. It's not the best time for signing contracts and launching new projects. Delays and communication mix-ups are common. Relax, go with the flow and look for the humor during this passage. The cosmic go-ahead for new projects and ventures comes when Mercury stations direct again at the end of the month.

      Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon - Wesak Festival - May 8/9 - 9:01 PDT May 8; 12:01 AM EDT May 9; 5:01 AM GMT May 9
      In Tibetan Buddhism, Wesak celebrates the birth, death and enlightenment of the Buddha. In the esoteric teachings rooted in Buddhist and Vedic traditions, Wesak Festival is the second of the three great spring lunar festivals, a focal point for humanity to receive the cosmic energies of enlightenment. Prepare by quieting the mind and opening the heart, perhaps reserving extra time for meditation, contemplation, journaling and healing - alone or with others - through the Wesak passage.

      Gemini New Moon - May 24 - 8:11 AM EDT; 1:11 PM GMT
      Explore the netherworlds of the psyche at this New Moon. Gemini loves to think, talk, socialize, flitting from one thing to another like a butterfly. Mercury, ruler of Gemini, is retrograde in Taurus, slowing things to a snail's pace, though, in some ways. With Venus and Mars hanging out together in Aries, watch for heated exchange with the other gender. Make love, not war. Plant the seeds of peace in mind, body and spirit at this New Moon.

      Jupiter conjunct Neptune - May 27
      The conjunction of Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron is an important celestial feature of 2009, and a highlight of the astrological gateway carrying us through the end of the Mayan calendar and beyond. I've written about this in my book, Cosmic Time, and in my 2009-2012 Astro Preview report. In late May, the alignment of these heavenly beings brings hope and healing through spiritual forces. This formation continues, to varying degrees, through July. This is a powerful initiation following the Wesak gateway. Notice messages in dreams and meditation, the flow of energy and your travels between realms. What do you dream of healing within your life and your world? Focus these energies in a positive way. Venus and Mars are aligned in Aries this month and will dance together in Taurus in May. Healing of perceived differences is highlighted - from race, gender and age to culture, religion, politics and socio-economic status. We are one.

      More on the Spring Full Moon Festivals:
      You'll receive a copy of my 2009-2012 Astro Preview with your donation of $22 or more to support Cosmic Time. To donate, please visit:

      To read more about galactic alignments, eclipses, solstices, equinoxes and other celestial happenings from previous issues of Cosmic Time, visit the archives at this link: http://www.StarPriestess.com/time.html#archives
      The Cosmic Time ezine is available by donation. Your contribution supports bringing you the latest information on star alignments, prophecy, Earth healing and personal transformation as we navigate these extraordinary times. You'll receive a complimentary copy of my 2009-2012 Astro Preview with a contribution of $22 or more. When you donate $100 or more, you'll receive the 2009-2012 Astro Preview plus a signed copy of my book, Cosmic Time. To donate, please click here or go to: http://www.starpriestess.com/time.html#donation Many thanks, and blessings on your journey.

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      Return of the Ancestors
      The Return of the Ancestors gathering came to a close today in northern Arizona. Hundreds journeyed from around the world to participate in this historic multi-cultural exchange with Elders, wisdomkeepers and youth leaders, to reunite in these days of prophecy.
      You can read about it in my blog at this link:
      We'll post more information as it's processed. The staff and volunteers of the Institute for Cultural Awareness did an amazing service in bringing this vision to life, as did the hosting Dine', Hopi and Yavapai Apache tribes. Blessings to all.

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      Cosmic Connections
      New Class Begins April 29 with Beltane
      We still have space for you in the new Cosmic Connections class, a live teleconference event on Wednesday evenings that begins this week and continues through June 3. This week we'll celebrate Beltane and explore the phenomenon of "time acceleration." We have lots of information to share and discuss as we experience the Turning of the Ages together.
      The weekly schedule, by topic:
      April 29: Time Acceleration; Beltane Cross-Quarter Gateway
      May 6: Brain Science & Ascension; Wesak Full Moon
      May 13: Lightbody Evolution
      May 20: The New Paradigm; Cultural Revolution; Gemini New Moon
      May 27: Exploring Creativity
      June 3: Full Moon Festival of Goodwill; Additional Topics T.B.A.
      You can sign up for the full 6-week course or take classes a la carte. For details and to register, please visit this link on my web site:
      We look forward to welcoming you in this sacred circle.

      Cosmic Connections expands on content in the book, Cosmic Time, available for purchase at the link below. Explore personal and planetary transformation within a cosmic context at this time of the Great Changes on Earth.
      Excerpts from the book are posted at this link:
      You may order Cosmic Time through my web site:

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      Core Shamanism Training
      June 6-7 in Denver - Register Early with $50 Savings
      On the Sagittarius Full Moon, we'll gather in Colorado to play in the quantum field with a powerful divine light transmission designed to accelerate your evolution, empower your intention and enhance your practice with self and others.
      Core Shamanism is both a hands-on and long-distance practice that you can learn in a weekend. This special shamanic technique involves a cosmic energy transmission that masterfully supports positive change according to your intent.
      The workshop will be June 6-7 in Denver, Colorado. This is the Festival of Goodwill, a time for disseminating the spiritual energies received through the preceding Full Moon festivals of Easter and Wesak.
      Core Shamanism targets the brain or "control center," enhancing awareness, releasing subconscious belief patterns and creating new neural pathways to lock in positive change. As "blockages" are dissolved, they're replaced with a powerful new matrix that supports your divine evolution. You'll experience results on all levels - spiritual, mental, emotional and physical - and attract amazing synchronicities according to your intent.
      In the training, we'll introduce botanical aromatherapy with a new line of therapeutic essential oils to deepen the experience and effects. Core Shamanism complements other healing modalities, counseling or coaching, enhancing your effectiveness as a practitioner. The training is appropriate for practitioners and others interested in facilitating this work.
      Discounted early registration goes through April 30 and will be extended for you if you're just finding out about the training and would like to attend. Details and registration information are posted at this link:
      A wonderful circle is forming for this weekend intensive, and we'd love for you to join us. Namaste.

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      Beltane Celebration
      Find out how current and upcoming celestial energies will affect you personally with an individual reading or consultation. During the Beltane gateway, I'm offering special rates for Cosmic Time subscribers.
      This is spiritual, soul-centered, evolutionary astrology designed to help you plan and make effective decisions concerning your career, family, health, business, relationships, finances, education and geographic locations in these times of accelerating change.
      Through May 6, you'll receive $25 off any personal session listed on my web site. For descriptions and rates, please visit this link:and more
      Readings make a great gift for yourself, for Mother's Day and birthdays, too. Please contact me for available appointment times and reserve now. I look forward to working with you!

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      Weaving the Web
      Living in the digital age makes it easier and faster each day to explore, learn, grow and share. Here are some ways to connect and expand through our networks:
      - Join my Facebook public page for updates and special announcements
      - Sign up with Twitter for quick updates http://twitter.com/starpriestess
      - My MySpace page now includes music favorites, photos and more
      - Keep an eye on my Blog for timely updates http://starpriestess.blogspot.com
      Like everything else, this is an accelerating evolution. Start your journey on my web site and cycle through.

      In Cosmic Time, Allison Rae explores cycles of time, our relationship to the cosmos and what's to come as the evolution of consciousness accelerates on Earth. A gifted natural clairvoyant and passionate teacher, Allison offers individual consultations by phone, and workshops, retreats and sacred sites journeys in the Desert Southwest. Visit http://www.StarPriestess.com for more information.
      Web site: http://www.StarPriestess.com
      E-mail: allison@...

      Copyright 2009 Allison Rae/www.StarPriestess.com

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