Oprah Winfrey and The Anaretic Degree

th-6Oprah Winfrey is a world renowned celebrity/talk show host, and much of her work has been helping others who are less fortunate.  Whether it is donating huge sums of money to organizations she deems reputable or simply giving wonderful gifts to those who have attended her show’s taping, whatever she does she does in a grand and fashionable way.  In short, Oprah Winfrey is a woman who came from a difficult upbringing and turned her misfortunes into a winning strategy for life.

 

Oprah’s birthday is January 29, 1954 and born in Kosiusko, Mississippi at 4:30 am CST, giving her an Aquarius Sun at 9 degrees (actually 8 degrees 59 minutes), a Sagittarius Moon at 4 degrees and her Rising Sign at 29 degrees and 41 minutes Sagittarius.  Oprah’s double Sagittarius (Moon and Rising Sign) placements really emphasize her desire to do things in a big and wondrous meaningful way.  Her 11th house (large groups of people, love received) Sagittarius Moon placement fits what she does perfectly, reaching great numbers of people, embracing humanity in the way many Sagittarians do!

 

Oprah’s 2nd house Sun placement in Aquarius compliments her Moon’s position as the 11th house is naturally ruled by Aquarius/Uranus!  Her Sun is in a hard measurement to Saturn suggesting that for a very long time and perhaps even to this day questions her self worth.  This may be hard to believe, but many people do not fully recover from sexual abuse, or being placed from home to home, Oprah gives love and wants the love of humanity in its truest sense.  After much hard work I believe it is safe to say that Oprah has earned this as well as deserves it.

 

However, the reason for this article is to discuss the nature of the Anaretic degree in Astrology.  When you have planets in an Anaretic degree there is the sense of questioning ones actions, and making timely decisions dictated by the planet’s nature and symbolism, the difficulty of coming to a conclusion, but the Rising Sign is different, (although house cusps are not generally included).  The Ascendant (important and Angular) is how one represents oneself to the outside world, the Rising Sign represents the physical body, however, when in an Anaretic degree there may be the question of whether one belongs here in this time and place, in the world or family.  The questions can include the meanings of one’s family, friends, or colleagues making it increasingly more difficult to understand why or how the interactions of those close or intimate are presented.  Suicide ideation may be a recurring thought or theme in one’s life expression leaving the individual to continuously wrestle with this dark thought.

 

Already at a disadvantage by way of questioning her self worth, Oprah may struggle with the sincerity or purpose of her most trusted and loved ones as Oprah’s Natal birth chart never changes, this is something that could be life long.  The Anaretic degree is also associated with the concept of “void of course” or when the Moon makes no aspects to other planets before changing signs.  It is often suggested not to take any major actions in important decisions until after the Moon changes sign and or makes contact with a planet again.  How would it feel to question the timing of your being, your arrival to important times of life such as marriage, new job, buying a house etc?  You can be successful, but it often is not easy.

 

Interestingly enough Capricorn is “intercepted in the 1st house giving Saturn co-rulership of the 1st house giving a rather Capricorn/Saturn feel and representation.  Saturn is in Bi-quintile aspect (minor aspect) to chart co-ruler Jupiter, this aspect suggests the mastery or potential mastery of consciousness, and harmony on the mental plane, something Oprah seems to have a good understanding of.  Saturn also squeezes Venus in Aquarius in the 2nd house from the 10th house in Scorpio again placing burdens upon her show self worth, how to show affection and love without constraint.  This Capricornian theme runs parallel to the Anaretic degree in Sagittarius, demanding attention and action.

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Astrology’s Changing Status in Modern Society

 

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As an Astrologer it is relatively easy for me to measure where and how modern society places this science of the ancients.  It appears that there are two group factions regarding Astrology; those who openly feel it (Astrology) has value, and those who secretly feel there is value but too concerned what their family, friends and colleagues might think of them if the truth were known.  One might interject that there is another group at least, those who do not feel it has any relevance at all.  I would have accepted this belief or thought in the past, but almost 30 years into this journey I haven’t met anyone who truly believes that Astrology is foolish.  Of course there are those who will claim that Astrology is of no value, but privately, they have great curiosity and personal hope.

 

Astrology right now is quite popular, but I feel for many of the wrong reasons.  I have had clients who despair that I cannot or will not tell them that they will become famous or wildly successful, or find their next love based on their hopes and expectations, or current beliefs.  I cannot do this in good conscience but there are more than a few Astrologers who will.  Many of my clients come to me with great eagerness, and I can understand and appreciate these high hopes because most come to me after a cycle of crisis has begun.  It is doubly difficult to employ strategies after the fact, but certainly not impossible, but scheduling a consultation when life is going smoothly is always a wise decision.  If approached preventively one can be made aware of future potential hazards, the when and the what of any event is a priceless commodity!

 

For the most part Astrology is no longer that occult practice of telling you when you or a loved one will die, or that great fortune awaits you if you simply do this or that. We all know that anything of value takes time, effort and often times money. The flowery prognostications of the untrained Astrologer are still available, but certainly of little worth or merit.  Astrology is a language for Astrologers but not the client. If you are hearing Astrological terms and statements about planets and aspects you are more often than not being tricked or taken for a ride. Unless you ask or are an Astrologer, or specifically ask about these topics you are being seduced by the con artist, one who is covering their tracks with these complex sounding statements. Astrology is an ancient yet sophisticated science and modality with equally sophisticated practitioners.

 

The value of Astrology is often greatly understated by most, but when life becomes untenable its value greatly increases.  However, when one is in crisis the client is at his/her most vulnerable and open to being taken advantage, this being another explanation to see a qualified Astrologer.  It is especially at these times that you do not want your future painted as too rosy because you will over project your position and its outcome.  To be told that all will be well when one is knee deep in crisis is cruel and unethical because it has been human habit and often a lack of foresight on the clients behalf, and it will take time and resolve to correct.  It has probably taken years for difficulty to fester, and there can be many reasons for this, but it never just happens overnight, there is always a story that goes with the problem.

 

For me, it is always a pleasure to tell a client that a fortunate and opportunistic cycle is within sight, especially when times are hard.  However when one’s life is going well we tend not to think about any future difficulties, we know they are around us but we do not know when.   Still, life is a journey and I haven’t had many clients who have come to me when they are happy, something I wish would happen more often because my client would benefit more from this than I would.  No, Astrology and Astrologers are very often obscured by the shadow of reluctance due to fear and sometimes hatred, either through familial indoctrination or religious intolerance but mostly ignorance.  Astrology can help you in any respect or sense when applied to your life, whether it be your relationships, career, health, children, education or whatever you fill the blank in with there is much information and invaluable help to be received.  All you have to do is a little investigation and make a phone call!

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Sight Unseen, The Power of Love

 

Recently, I met a person who said that she loved me the way I that am, bumps, bruises, difficult nature and all.  I never expected, or experienced this in the past, all of my relationships have grown organically.  But of course this relationship could only be through friendship or simply acquaintance.  I have never asked anyone this, but in my lifetime I have recognized only one soul in regard to past lifetimes.  Perhaps this is what this person felt or recognized in me, sight unseen.

 

To me, this has been a most unusual experience, and I do not know how to process this other than that she was going through a very difficult period in their life or scincerely felt these emotions.  Perhaps my website photo conveyed a recognition for this person or it was the work we had done together which is not uncommon in any type of therapeutic work, but usually face to face.  We communicated quite often as this was one of my clients, but I could not offer this person anything from my life other than friendship, I am married, and  a continent away.  I never encouraged her emotions, and told her this was not possible.

 

I guess my point is that although I cannot reciprocate the kind of love this person wanted, needed, I respect it tremendously.  I was quite young when I recognized a soul from a previous life, we became entangled in confrontation, love, passion and difficulty.  It did not last, but I often recall it but in confused colors.  I cannot explain what love is, I do not feel that anyone can, but often it is either bliss/happiness or painful/wasting emotions.  It pained me that I had put this client in so much pain, it was not intentional, but love, sight unseen is a powerful emotion or perhaps simply madness.

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

 

 

 

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Your Progressed Sun: The Three Phases of Life

****Originally posted August 29, 2016****

Astrology is a delicate and layered science, as well as an art form not easily grasped by your average dabbler.  Dependent upon the sign(s), one of the many topics that I enjoy so much is the progressed Sun, and its solar influence on us as we get older.  On average an individual will experience a 2 to 3 zodiacal sign influence in their lifetime, or, 60 to 90 degrees of progressed motion in one’s lifetime, however as medical technologies advance and sharpen so too does the average lifespan.

 

Allow me to explain; if a person is born August 12, then the Sun would be almost 20 degrees Leo (actually 19’55Leo, depending on time and place of birth) allowing for approximately 10 more years of life experience remaining in the sign of Leo.  With Secondary and or Solar Arc progressions, a year of life is represented by one day of the calendar year, so by the time this individual reaches the age of 20 years their Sun will be in Virgo (big difference in the two signs).  We now have the influence of two zodiacal signs (Leo fixed and fire, Virgo earth and mutable) represented by the progressed chart, and by the time this person reaches 55 years of age their Sun will now have progressed to the sign of Libra (air and cardinal).

 

Now, it is important to remember that depending upon the time and year you were born will determine how fast or slow the Sun moves.  If born in the Summer, such as in my example, the Sun moves slower in the Summer than if born in the Winter, but not by much, a degree, 2 at the most by the time this person reaches 30 or 31 years of age.  However this isn’t my point, my point is that most individuals will experience at least 3 separate progressed zodiacal signs within a life time.  Of course there are those who are not on this planet for more than their birth sign, and there are those who will live 4 zodiacal signs, and rarely 5.

 

The progressed Moon is one of the most valuable tools the Astrologer has in his or her study of human development.  The progressed Moon (one’s emotions, needs) moves far more quickly than any of the other progressed or natal planets, and it takes approximately 27 and 1/3 years to progress the Moon through the 12 zodiacal signs, however it is the Sun that represents one’s life force energy, or their Astrological fuel if you will.  The leaving or entering of these “Solar Periods” represent significant changes in a person’s life so it is crucial to pay attention to them when activated.

 

The First Solar Period represents what a person potentially is in essential truth of being.  For this example, as the progressed Sun passes through Leo, a fire and fixed sign, the individual unfolds in some way to his or her latent Solar powers at the body level, and at the level of ancestral past.

The Second Solar Period of the progressed Sun may not outwardly be as a sharp contrast to the first.  Often, nothing happens that is obvious, what does change is one’s basic attitude toward one’s life energy, how one feels toward oneself and one’s existence.

The Third Solar Period, depending upon the sign, (and in this case it would be Libra) would initiate in the individual the sense of balance and fairness, and depending upon the life experiences of Virgo (the desire to help and work with others for a common good) would help to bring these attributes for work and service to others.

 

This of course is a simplistic overview but it would be too much to account for in the limited time and space allowed.  In essence, as we grow physically, and emotionally we also grow Astrologically, and by keeping this in mind we can become better people for our past and current experiences, but also our future ones!  The progressed chart(s) can be powerfully informative but also extremely subtle depending upon the measurements, angles, and signs involved.  What are your Solar periods?

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Being a Teacher, and a Healer can Destroy You, Like It Or Not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little does the student or follower of a teacher understand that it is next to impossible to maintain an equilibrium.  You want to  help, but for the most part the student doe not want to learn, they do not want to understand your position.

 

This is why there are relatively few teachers who truly view through the crows nest, from the mast of ship sailing through the rough and clear waters of life.  We are left behind and easily replaced by others but perhaps by not with such quality or perspective.

 

Dreams are not always dreams, and dreams are not always reality.  It takes discernment and equilibrium to master the seas off the coasts of the treacherous seas.  Personally I look for the benediction of difference and truth.  I seemed to have lost this source, but it awaits me and my needs, and she holds and awaits with that clear view from coast to coast.

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Finding Your Rising Sign With Master Astrologer Curtis F Williams

 

Come by Local Artisans In Morro Bay, Ca,  at 845 Embarcadero.  The class will discuss your Rising Signs, what they mean and how they represent you physically and spiritually.  Class will begin at 7;30 pm Promptly on Saturday 13.  For further infortmation please contact Dorrian Moore at 1-599-998-9091.  Class size is limited  so sign up early. with.  Tthere is a $10 fee for participation and handouts.

 

The classes may seem difficult, and they are but they are surely enlightening if you are truly interested, come find out why you look like you do and why your family looks the way they do, it is all a familial theme with interesting dynamics and characteristics; It all has to do with birth time, place and location.  It will all make sense if you give it some time and effort, it will then make sense to you, and perhaps even conversation for breakfast among those you resemble, as well who this who do not!  Now that will be a conversation to remember!

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Matt Lauer: The King Who Threw Away His Crown

 

Celebrity, money, prestige and the “good life” is something that many people strive to achieve in life, but few are successful in attaining them.  Freud once said that when it comes to human behavior there are no accidents.  So, one would have to wonder what the underpinnings of Matt Lauer’s thinking were regarding the accusations he currently is facing.  Apparently this was/is a man who had pretty much everything a person could desire as far as the material and professional goals many men and women seek.  Mr Lauer made ten’s of millions of dollars a year for many years, and the power that accompanies this unusual wealth is significant.

 

Many men in Hollywood, and media corporations have been falling, and failing due to sexual behaviors such as sexual assault accusations.  Some have acknowledged their behavior, and some have not, but these are very serious accusations, accusations that if true, are simply inexcusable and demand immediate attention, and quickly given the appropriate punishment for such physical and mental transgressions if true.  However, it is curious to me that these men of means, and power, all have similar wording in their “heart felt personal” responses albeit through a spokesperson.  There have been apologies from some while others claim that their “recollection” of the evening(s) in question is not how they recall them, they say the accusations do not reconcile with how they remember them.

 

Mr Lauer has allegedly been on the radar of investigative journalists for some time now.  Here is Matt Lauer’s birth information, it is December 30, 1957 in New York, New York, with no birth time given.  Through research and chart progressions I have assigned Mr Lauer with Virgo Rising.  I am certain that there will be those who will not agree with me assigning Mr Lauer a Virgo Rising, however, I feel comfortable with this designation.  In this Natal Chart Pluto is conjunct his Ascendant and square his Gemini MC.  Natal Chart ruler Mercury, is in the 4th house in Sagittarius along with Mars (8th and 9th ruler), and Saturn (5th house ruler).  Natal Mars is square Natal Pluto, suggesting strong and aggressive sexual drives/behavior also coincidentally shared with contempories Harvey Weinstein, and Charlie Rose.

 

With Virgo Rising there is the suggestion of a workaholic, a perfectionist.  In other words someone who greatly desires unrealistic control over his/her environment, possibly spilling over into personal and or intimate relationships.  Combining this with an Aries Moon, someone who needs a great deal of attention/admiration, to be number one!  The Sun (in the 5th house), in Capricorn, would blend quite well with the workaholic tendency of Virgo Rising.  The Sun/Moon blend would additionally contribute to a fearless, and highly determined individual, thus adding the need for some type of release valve.  The Mars, Ascendant combination (Mars square Asc), demands a physical release, and even more so with the Pluto Mars connection (Mars square Pluto)!!!

 

Mr Lauer’s Natal Chart has only one planet in Water (Scorpio in the 3rd house), suggesting the inability towards sympathetic, and or other emotional understanding and or expression.  In other words this individual simply doesn’t “see” or “feel” what many others would easily “feel” for the emotional needs of others.  To further this dilemma Mr Lauer has an out of sign Mutable Grand Trine.  The planets involved are Mercury, the Moon and Pluto, and please remember what I have said about Pluto previously.  Natal Pluto is in the 12th house, Natal Mercury is the 4th house and Natal Moon is in the 8th house, all Water houses, all Karmic houses.  This measurement (Grand Trine), is often thought of as gift by many Astrologers, however I see this as a wasted opportunity unless pointed out to the individual in the early stages of development.

 

To put the severity and accuracy of what Mr Lauer is experiencing is his Progressed SA chart (Solar Arc) is SA Saturn in almost exact aspect to the Uranus/Pluto Midpoint which perfectly sums up Mr Lauer’s difficulties.  SA Saturn equalling Uranus/Pluto Midpoint suggests being “toppled from one’s position.”  This is exactly what has happened!  SA Uranus is in measurement to his Venus/Mars Midpoint pointing to “high nervous involvement with things sexual.”  There are many other contributors to progressed charts to Mr Lauers Natal chart, however the indicators relate to a fall reminiscent to the toppling of a King.  A fall that was and is very public, very humiliating, and not only for himself but for the women who claim he sexually assaulted them.  Before I go I need to add that transiting Pluto to the Pluto/MC Midpoint is life significant in so many significant ways in which this suggests job/professional fall or dramatic adjustment, professional decline/fall, and personal separation(s).

 

I simply hope for the healing of all involved, however it is difficult to wish well someone (if true), who has sexually preyed upon women.  Either way I wish for all involved healing, and recovery, from such despicable behavior, and the finding of one’s way back home.

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Left Brain, Right Brain and The Full Moon

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Last night while in my hot tub and sitting under a Full Virgo Moon I was compelled to think about right brain thinking people, and left brain thinking people.  I then began to wonder about ruler ships of the brain (and please believe me there are many parts and functions of our elevated computers as well as planetary and sign influences and ruler ships).  Just so you know, the right hemisphere of the brain is ruled by Mercury, and the left brain hemisphere is ruled by Venus.  Overall Mercury rules the brain in both females and males while Ptolemy suggests that the Sun rules the brain.  Interesting no?

 

I then began thinking about the theory poor statement that people are either left brain or right brain in thinking or action.  It used to be that scientific theory believed that each hemisphere of the brain equated to two separate ways of thinking, two different types of people.   It was also believed that people preferred one type of thinking over the other.  Consider this, a left brained thinking person is believed to be more logical, analytical and objective while the right brain thinking person is thought to be more intuitive, thoughtful and objective.

 

In psychology, this theory (left brain-right brain) is based on what is known as the lateralization of brain function, bringing one to consider if this theory is myth or fact.  This question of right or left brain thinking has grown over the years due to the sophistication of MIR and CAT Scan use as a diagnostic tool for brain injured or diseased patients as well as many years of observation and study.  Literally looking into the brain psychologists and psychiatrists have come to believe through extensive observation and application that this theory is a far from being a fact if you are to believe that there is a real difference between left and right brain thinking or people.

 

The left brain-right brain originated in the work of Roger W Sperry, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his “split brain” patients.  Sperry had been studying the effects of epilepsy and discovered that cutting the corpus colosseum (the structure that connects the two hemispheres of the brain) could reduce or eliminate seizures.  Still, modern neuroscientists have discovered that no matter how lateralized the brain can get the two sides still work together.  Lateralization of the brain is the belief that the two halves of the cerebral cortex execute different functions.

 

A recent study of more than 1,000 participants had their brains analyzed in order to determine  if they preferred one side over the other.  This study revealed that while activity was sometimes higher in important regions, both sides of the brain were essentially equal in their activity.  Some brain functions occur in one or the other side of the brain.  Language tends to be on the left, attention more on the right.  However people do not tend to have a stronger left or right side brain network.  So, I suppose that this left brain-right brain theory is no longer valid, but I am certain that there are still supporters of this once scientific theory now believed as myth.

 

There are many myths about the brain that are surprisingly still popular and widely held as facts.  For instance it has long been thought that man only uses 10% of his/her brain, another is that brain damage is permanent, often it isn’t.  Others still are that humans have the largest brains, the sperm whale has this distinction, or, that we are born with all of the brain cells we will ever have and that once they die they are forever gone, not so.  Another widely held belief is that drinking alcohol kills brain cells or that we have 100 billion neurons in the human brain when we actually have 85 billion (yes, someone actually counted them).

 

An interesting influence of the Full Moon and our brain is that the brain increases in size at Full Moon, just as our tides are controlled by the gravity of our Moon so too our most elevated computers.  So much to think about while attempting to relax in my backyard with hot jets of therapeutic water roiling around tense muscles and stiff joints but hey, someone has to do it right?

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Don’t Forget to Buy an Astro-Reiki Rising Gift Certificate For The Holidays

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Master & Medical Astrologer Curtis Williams of Astro-Reiki Rising is taking $10 of any Astrological Consultation and or Reiki/Energy session if purchased before December 15, 2014.  Astro-Reiki Rising offers Medical, Composite, Synastry, Horary, Judicial, Relocation, Birth Rectification or Natal chart consultations.  Quantities are limited to 4 per customer in every category.

 

Then there is Reiki Instruction for Level I Usui Reiki, Level II Usui (Practitioner), ART (Advanced Reiki Training) and Master Level Tibetan Usui Reiki.  For the traditionalists I will still be offering the old Karuna Reiki Practitioner Level I, Karuna Reiki Practitioner Level II, and Karuna Reiki Master Level III, as well as Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Level I, Level II and Master Level.  There will be a $15 discount for any and all Levels.  Again 4 selections per person.

 

Classes on Shamanism, Dream Work & Analysis as well as Ecstatic Body Postures (EBP), Toning and Chanting will also be discounted at $15 for Shamanic classes or similar courses.  A New Year is quickly approaching and I am providing some incentive for you to get up off the couch and join me in one of my classes you decide to choose from.  Dates, locations, classes and Levels will be posted before the end of this year.  I look forward to opening my newly remodeled home to my teachers, students and patients by then as well.  Four selections peer individual so as not to over sell space and time.

 

What a great time to purchase a gift certificate for the Holidays and for that special person or someone, who will never be bored with any one of these gifts!  Good Luck  as there is limited stock!

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM, SP

 

For more information or just some thoughts please feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I can!  (805) 234-7615.

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Destiny’s Gate and The Astrological Vertex

****Originally posted on August 12, 2012****

 

 

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I am stating right off the bat that the concept of the Astrological Vertex in your chart might be a little disconcerting to those not mathematically or scientifically inclined.  The Vertex is the calculation of the intersection of the Ecliptic (path of the Sun) and the Prime Vertical (a plane that divides the front and back of the celestial sphere) in your Astrological chart.  These calculations are theoretical and you need to really expand your imagination to even get a small glimmer of understanding.  The word Vertex comes from the Latin root Vertere which means change, to turn, or spin.  The common thought or idea is change, movement or motion where the center remains constant and unchanging.  Do your self a favor and get an Astrology program!

 

In the Astrological chart, the Vertex is thought to be by some astrologers a sensitive or fateful point with others.  The Vertex Point is where sudden events occur, where we have no control.  When activated, it synchronizes the experience with that of another whose influence accounts for an enigmatic experience.  If for instance the Vertex falls in your 7th house (relationships) then you can bet that these experiences will fall within the values of relationships.

 

There are a number of considerations that can account for a consistent activation of the Vertex, such as a strong natal position; conjunct another planet, angle, or measurement for experiential effects.  For many Astrologers who consider or view the Vertex as an important component of the chart there are three fundamental facets to activation.  These are transits, people, and places; a transiting planet can activate the Vertex by conjoining a natal planet, angle, or midpoint; the meeting of another person, other people have different planetary placements, angles, and sensitive Astrological points; the location of any city, park, or other natural locations.

 

I have found some anecdotal blurbs here and there and even less empirical data regarding the Vertex.  I have a Grand Air Trine between Mercury, Neptune and the Vertex, all in water houses.  For some astrologers the water houses (4th, 8th, 12th) are considered psychic areas in the chart.  With the above placements dreams (12th, Pisces) have always been a continual source of inspiration and information for me as well as articulating and defining them within in my own consciousness.

 

In 2003 transiting Uranus (my Sun sign ruler and 4th house ruler) activated my Grand Air Trine, accentuating my dreams through the thrust of Lucid Dreams.  Lucid Dreaming is when you know you are dreaming within the dream, thereby allowing the dreamer to control every aspect, and every detail of the dream’s environment.  For those of you who understand this method of dreaming, I believe you can appreciate the ramifications and potential of creative expression and physical potentials.

 

In 2010 transiting Neptune followed Uranus’ path through my 4th house, activating my natal Vertex, Mercury, and Neptune.  I have been studying and working in the field of Shamanism, and I hope to incorporate this Astrological measurement into the realm of Dreams (12th), healing, the soul and Shamanism (8th), and hidden things (4th).  The 4th house directly relates to my being both literally and figuratively as I have a 4th house (angular) Sun and this is where I do my  dream work.

 

If you wish to explore the world of dreams, healing, and shamanism you can contact Curtis Williams by e-mail (curtis@astrologyreiki.com) 0r by phone (805-234-7615) to make an appointment for a consultation or sign up for a class.  For more details please visit  http://www.astrologyreiki.com/

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.  D., CRMT

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Trying To Find Balance In a Conflicted World

****Originally posted September 19, 2014****

 

It has been my experience over the last several decades that to find happiness and peace is relative to what one believes others believe to be their sense or source of  bliss.  Of course it is never easy to find happiness or peace if one is here to learn from their mistakes, and the mistakes of others.  It is the chaos of the universe through mistakes and doubt that helps us to rebalance, to recalibrate our souls in this physical world.

 

To me, life appears to be an experience of learning from one’s mistakes, and if this is the impetus for learning then we must continue to try and learn from them, but more importantly to make these mistakes, just not the same ones over and over.  Depending on an individual’s emotional and mental predisposition their perspective is rarely in sync with another’s, and when it is we often marry them, follow them spiritually or intellectually.

 

However, we must keep in mind that as we grow older that our perspective must change, and as we learn from our mistakes that the past, recent or long ago, quite often is not in alignment with our present perspective.  We cannot stay the same for very long nor should we, if we do we cannot truly grow.  And yes, this is how I imagine we maintain our learning curve regardless of outcome.  This seems to be a natural process for all of us although some are less able to change or be flexible than others, but again, isn’t this the point?

 

Each one of us has a special ability or abilities to offer to mankind.  Some of us are able to do so sooner rather than later.  If we were all to become enlightened or self actualized at once or within the same general time frame then many of us might not learn the lesson(s) we came here for.  It is certainly difficult enough for anyone to be judged by their peers, religion, family, colleagues etc., in order to find balance in such a conflicted world.  Why do we not try and make it easier for ourselves and for others rather than more difficult?

 

I suppose that this is why we find safety in numbers so comfortable, why we so easily judge others.  This is probably because of what we are taught from such a very early age, that those who are different from us are to be feared or worse.  So how could one know any better?  We are preprogrammed to do this by the ages of 6 or 7.  This makes it hard for one to step away from his or her social group or status and think freely, if you do, you too will be judged and more often than not it will be rather harshly.  This is not conducive to self illumination whether it be spiritual or intellectual.

 

So, I find it rather reassuring that when I look up into the stars at night that I am seeing a reflection of all that is, you and me, everything, everyone else.  I can not and will not suggest that this be your way of thinking because sometimes there just isn’t enough room for more than one of us.  Still, if you are ever at my end of town there will always be room for you to stand next to me and gaze up at the stars.  I hope that you would do the same for me.

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Astrology Class Tomorrow Saturday November 18

Master Astrologer Curtis Williams will be presenting an Astrology class tomorrow Saturday, November 18.  The class will begin at 7:30 pm and will cover Sun and Moon Signs, what they mean, and their significance.  There is limited space so call to get your seat now before they are all gone!  Class will be held at Local Artisans, in Morro Bay, 845 Embarcadero, Suite E.  For more information please contact owner Darrian at 1-559-998-9091.  There is a $10 cover charge to attend.  Hope to see you there.

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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“Often”

****Originally posted March 15, 2013****

 

Yes, it has been such a long time that has past since I last saw you.  We change never really knowing how the other one has, or grown.  Those late night talks on the phone where one of us was on the other side of the continent, or the other side of town.  I recall one night as I spoke into the phone booth seeing my breath chasing out into the dark night sky on a silent country road.  Still, we move on.

 

Things change but stay the same although does it matter in which sequence?  There have been births, deaths, weddings, graduations and funerals and although I may not have been there, you were, and that has made all of the difference.  I know that you check in to see how I am doing every now and then, though you think that I don’t.  You think that I have forgotten all that has past and all that is present which is what makes it ever more impossible to do.  Still, we move on.

 

We are now at the age when we once viewed our parents, and now we are them.  It is our children who are now seeing us as they will someday see themselves.  Sometimes I replay the good, and sometimes the bad, knowing that one could not have existed without the other.  I cannot say if this makes it what it really is, or if I even see it the way it once was.  Still, we move on.

 

The days that we once passed together have long since gone, although it seems like such a short distance.  Whatever it was that drew us as one cannot be separated from that which broke us apart.  This is not of sadness, and I am happy for the times, most of the times.   So, late at night when you cannot sleep, and wonder if I think of you I must say, “often.”  Still, we move on.

 

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Astrology Class in Morro Bay Saturday November 18th

Medical and Master Astrologer Curtis F Williams will be offering classes Saturday, November 18th, beginning at 7:30 pm.

 

The location is at Local Artisans845 Embarcadero, Suite E.  For more information, or to reserve a seat please contact Darrian at 1-559-998-9091.  There is limited space, so if you are interested please call soon to reserve a seat.

 

Saturday evening’s class will be about your Sun and Moon Signs, and how important they are in your life, and in your Astrological chart.  There will be a $10 cover charge for the class.  I hope to see you there!

 

Aho

Curtis F Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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