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Current Transits for July, 2016

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July 2016: Cancer, The Moon & Current Transits

By Barry Kerr

The Sun moved into Cancer on June 20.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon reflects our soul’s core intention to incarnate as human: emotions. Cancer completes the first set of elements in the journey around the zodiac: Aries/fire/inspiration, Taurus/earth/physicality, Gemini/air/mental awareness and now Cancer/water/feelings. From the illusion of separation at birth, we develop our ego’s sense of self, place and relationship in our environment. Given only that, we could get lost in the illusion; thus the need for emotions. It is our emotional experiences that lead us to our heart and thus to the less logical, more intuitive understanding of who we really are, beyond our ego.

In Cancer, our Moon feels the underlying divine connections we have to other souls: parents, siblings, family, etc. These feelings create bonds of affection and sentiment, longings for connection, as well as fear and sadness around a lack of connection. To our rational Mercury mind, this is all very messy and unnecessary and can often appear as a threat to the survival of our ego. Yet, in our emotions, we learn there is a powerful synergy in certain of our relationships that somehow adds to our sense of self, rather than detract. This, we call love.

The sign and house your Moon is in will reflect the way you experience and process your emotions, the themes that most often trigger your feelings, and the way you create emotional security for yourself.  For example, a Moon in Aries/3rd house is most likely triggered in situations involving miscommunications or assertion of ideas. If emotionally upset, she will choose to be alone, to write, or read or think things through.  A Moon in Scorpio/11th house is more likely triggered by a feeling of emotional vulnerability and will recoup by staying hidden, while supporting others. Understanding these personality tendencies in our self and in those we love can go a long way toward helping us to love our self and each other more effectively.

When we care for, nurture, and protect each other, not only do we increase our capacity for physical survival, but at some deep subliminal level, we experience in our physical existence, the reality beyond the illusion of our five senses, namely, that in spirit, we are all one. Indeed, that which we experience and call love is what we are. The intensity of our familial relationships testifies to this truth.

Thus, it is in Cancer, through our Moon, that we begin the process of “remembering” our greater soul self, our heritage in a family of souls, connecting to the love around us and within us. Through this emotional “rebirth” we are better prepared for the next phase of our human journey, which in Leo, is to shine the loving and passionate light of our Sun, as a unique child of divine creation.  However, if our inner Moon is wounded, emotional insecurity and aloneness will follow us, obscuring and distorting the light of our star.

Current Transits

New Moon July 2016The New Moon is on July 4.

This New Moon features the Sun, Moon, and six other planets forming a harmonic grand trine in water signs. The invitation is to more deeply understand and integrate our feminine side. For millennia, the feminine side of human nature has been suppressed. At this critical time, if humanity is to survive, we must create balance between our feminine and masculine.

Working to that end has been the Uranus-Pluto square, hitting seven times between 2010 and 2015 and still in play through 2019. That dynamic has stirred up rebellion, power struggles and transformation across the planet. Eris, our newest dwarf planet, is the feminine match to assertive and angry Mars. Eris speaks truth to power, relentlessly demanding that the truth be acknowledged by all. Currently, Eris is conjoining Uranus, bringing her righteous attitude to our drive for authentic progress.

Early July, while Eris’s fiery brother, Mars, is steeped in water, is a good time to nurture home and family. How well am I caring for my body, heart, mind and soul? By the Capricorn Full Moon on July 19, this inward awareness will turn outward, calling us to take responsibility for the world around us in ways that support the balance of our inner and outer lives, our feminine and masculine expressions. As Mercury and Venus move into fiery Leo, and Mars aligns with Sun and Moon, Eris, then in earthy Taurus, just may make her presence felt in earnest. Neptune’s divine influence will encourage us to lead with our hearts, not our heads.

Barry Kerr, a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed therapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15-minute consultation to explore if this is for you.  Visit for more information or email Barry at

Aroma Reading for June: Night-blooming Jasmine

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By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA

The intuitive essential oil for the month of June is Jasmine (Jasminum sambac), also known as Arabian Jasmine or night-blooming Jasmine as the flowers open up at night and close in the morning. It is a shrub or vine with gorgeous white flowers and a highly exquisite and intoxicating aroma. I personally find the aroma headier and sweeter than Jasminum officinale and Jasminum grandiflorum. Though some call Jasmine the ‘King of the Flowers,’ I disagree and instead find it an incredibly feminine and sensual oil that I strongly associate with the moon goddess and the mysteries of the night. It balances the Sacral Chakra (a few inches below your belly button through to your sacrum) the seat of creativity, sexuality, sensuality, pleasure, joy, relationships, and feeling. Jasmine is also an aphrodisiac, commonly used for perfumery. Jasmine is playful, confident, alluring, passionate, charismatic, bewitching, and seductive. She calls forth the part of us that we have forgotten and can help you address relationship concerns. Jasmine essential oil is optimistic, sedating, and calming making it a fabulous emotional healer for depression, anxiety, stress, fear, restlessness, and insomnia. It is also a great oil for dry skin.

My Jasmine forecast for June 2016: June continues the healing that began in May. In our Aroma Reading last month, Fragonia asked you to contemplate spring cleaning your emotions and detoxing your soul. Were you holding on to patterns, emotions, and beliefs that no longer serve you a higher purpose? This month, Jasmine asks you to explore the darkness within, your shadow. Dive deep down into your psyche and face your demons. They are a part of you and have helped create you. Some of us only look for the light and run from the darkness. But this darkness will grow larger and more powerful the more you ignore it.  In order to know your light and joy, you have to understand your darkness and pain. Yin and yang, duality, two sides to the same coin. Life is an ebb and flow with ups and downs. The goddess Jasmine will help you accept and heal your pain by using it as a catalyst for change. The darkness is a rite of passage into the light. It’s time to let go of what has tormented you for so long. You do not need to carry it anymore. Release it and be free.

Jasmine Perfume (5% dilution)

  • 5 drops of Jasmine
  • 4 drops of Vanilla
  • 11 drops of Orange
  • 10 drops of Sandalwood
  • 1 ounce of Jojoba oil

Combine the essential oils in an Amber bottle. Lightly swirl them together to mix. If possible, let them sit for a few days to blend together and ‘marinade’ and then add the jojoba oil to dilute. Apply sparingly to pulse points.

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Aroma Readings are a divination technique using essential oils developed by Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher.  She offers individual Aroma Readings and spreads as well as teaches Aroma Readings in her level 2 ‘Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy’ certification series. Interested in learning more about herbs, aromatherapy and essential oils? Christina offers face to face and online aromatherapy and herbs classes and certifications. Visit Mind, Soul, and Self LLC for more info:

Types of Fairies: an Overview

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Fairy, Faery, Fay, Fae, Feri, The Good Folk

compiled and written by Mari Powers

Who are fairies? So many names, so many definitions:

  •         Humans with Fairy DNA or “Touched by the Fae”
  •         Several Pagan Spiritual Paths
  •         Radical Faeries
  •         Spirits of Nature
  •         Our “cousins”, another more evolved humanoid species
  •         A “star seeded” race of beings here on earth

Fae may mean those who are Fairies or Faeries, or sometimes the ones who practice the spiritual path Feri, the Radical Faerie or another Faery faith. Fay can also be those humans who are part Fae, or who have been “Fae touched”; altered in some way by contact or a journey to the a land the Fae inhabit.

In other cultures:

Faerie is old French for the “Land of Enchantment”. This word evolved from a place to several variations in spelling which came to mean a race of beings. An example comes from Ireland is the word “Sidhe” (shee), which used to mean a fairy mound, and came to mean the “royalty” of the Fairy race(s). Victor Anderson, Founder of the Feri spiritual path, said that “Fae” means magic and “ry” means its practice — like the “ry” in carpentry. Faery (Feri) means those who are, and practice magic, i.e. creating magical actions and constructs.

But that’s just the beginning; these magical beings go by many other names: The Little People are all around the world, and some are not so little. Many are said to be shape shifters who can change size and appearance at will. Some are local and said to be tied to the land where they live, and others are travelers. My rudimentary list of some Fae around the world is very limited; intended to show how widespread the belief in them is, and reveal variations of form. Think of this list as a place to begin further research.

Dahomey (Africa) – Aziza are Friendly Fairy Forest Dwellers – The Aziza are a beneficent fairy race. Living in the forest, they provide good magic for hunters although they can be quite shy at time. They can, and have given practical and spiritual knowledge to people, including knowledge of the use of fire. They appear as little hairy people and are said to live in anthills and silk-cotton trees..

East India – Deva – some Hindu Deities, Buddhist super humans and nature beings assisting in growing and attached to trees, plants, flora and fauna; and sometimes to rivers, mountains and other natural geographies.

England – The Faery Queen named Britannia and her relatives. Her Priestesses are said to reside on the Isle of Avalon where ancient ways are taught and maintained. This realm was hidden from most humans after the time of King Arthur and Camelot.

Inuit (Eskimo) – Ijarait – shape shifters who live in two worlds and sometimes take human children as changelings. They are also said to mate with humans upon occasion, leaving part Fae children in this world.

Ireland – Tuatha de Dannan (also called Sidhe) – Individual and long lived beings of great power. Other Fae who are spirits of the local or plant world are often referred to as “hiving fairies”; many beings with shared minds. The Sidhe are traveling royalty, with individual minds, agendas and personalities. They are also said to take human children as changelings and mate with humans.

Germany – Elves who are the protectors of the great forests, and Dwarves who are awesome miners and metal workers. From this country comes the tales of “Elf Shot”, deadly arrows made by the Dwarves for the Elves.

Cherokee – Nynneh (Travelers): A supernatural spirit race which is friendly towards humans, particularly towards the Cherokee tribe. Nunnehi are very strong and sometimes intercede in battle on the Cherokees’ behalf. Like Little People, Nunnehi are usually invisible but sometimes show themselves to humans they like (appearing as regal looking human warriors.) Their name is pronounced similar to nun-nay-hee.

Indonesia – Peri: Beautiful and sensual Fae who feed the life force to other life forms; also found in Persia.

Japan – Kitsune, who are similar to Elves, yet often prefer to take the form of a fox and can be androgynous. They can be clever tricksters. Also, there are the Tanuki, who prefer to take the appearance of raccoon. They are a lusty bunch who love sex and food in equal measure.

Malaysia – Pari-Pari – These Fae are related to the Peri from Persia or Indonesia.

Persia – The Peri have been mentioned already. Persia is also home to the Ifrit, the original Genie who grant carefully worded wishes and are a race of Fae tricksters, as well.

Tibet – Dakini – Female Fae who practice Tantric Yoga and are referred to as “She who transverse the skies”, or “She who moves my space.”  They are said to bestow the gifts of psychic abilities on chosen humans.

Elementals are sometimes classified as Fae, though some will argue that definition.

Gnomes are Earth Dwellers

Undines are Water Merman or Mermaids

Sylphs are Winged Air Spirits

Salamanders are Fire Elementals and Shape Shifters

As I said, this is a brief overview of a set of words that are often used these days. Think of all the places in the world, and the people within those places, that I did not mention. This is just a starting list from which to do further research on the world wide Faery reemergence. Here are some artists and bards that work with the fairy realm:

Graphic Artists: Brian Froud, Stephanie Law, J’te Argent, Paul Rucker, Helga Hedgewalker

Bards: Elaine Silver, Karen Alexander, Gary Standler, Francesca De Grandis, Gwydion Pendderwen, Blackmoor Night, Sharon Knight, Thorn T. Coyle, Jim Alan

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fairies & their allies

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by Kelly Lingen

Fairies aren’t an invention of the Brothers Grimm or Walt Disney – they once existed on the same physical plane we do now, and there’s loads of history, legend, and lore to back up that fact if you’re ever interested in digging deeper. The truth is, fairies and their elemental counterparts were forced to leave the dense plane we now live on in order to survive, lifting up their own energetic vibrations so that they could escape extinction due to the human race. For example in Ireland, the extremely magical Celtic Fairies known as the “Tuatha de Danann” (the little people of the Goddess Dana) were driven into hiding during the invasion of the Gaelic peoples. This type of thing happened everywhere, and elementals of every kind including unicorns and mer-people eventually “switched channels,” moving to their own realm that exists right here on Earth.

Fairies are the angels of the Earth plane, and because they have a lower vibration than the beings of the angelic realm, they have egos just like us! And when you have an ego, you judge, you form your own opinions, and you may have a difficult time being objective, right? Because fairies have egos, they choose to be near people only if they want to. This would also explain why not everyone can see them physically with their own eyes. Fairies are actually very choosy!

Fairies, elves, gnomes, brownies, mermaids, unicorns, leprechauns, and all other types of elementals can be very helpful to humans if they want to be, and there are many ways that you can connect with them for healing, prosperity, assistance (with gardening and even your household), protection, and especially to bring more joy into your life.

Be Kind to Animals: Fairies and other elementals are guardians of the animal kingdom. They are fierce protectors when it comes to our animal friends – and they don’t like to see cruelty of any kind towards them. Having pets in your home is an excellent way to attract fairies, and when you treat your pets as valued members of the family, you’ll undoubtedly win over the hearts of the fairies. Sitting quietly with a furry companion while petting them makes you feel relaxed, doesn’t it? That’s the perfect time to reach out to the fairy kingdom, requesting their presence in your life.

If you don’t have a pet at home, don’t worry. Consider volunteering at your local shelter to walk dogs, or pay frequent visits to the animals in nature (just be careful and respectful).

Clean Up the Environment: Fairies don’t only protect animals, they protect all of nature as well. When you go for a walk outside, take a bag with you and pick up the litter and trash you see lying around. Fairies love this, and they may even reward you for helping them keep the Earth clean. Keep your eyes open for little gifts that they might leave you out of gratitude. Feathers, pretty stones, shells, and other natural jewels are often gifts from the fairy kingdom. If you ask the fairies to help you with something – they may request a favor in return! And picking up trash is a common one. If you hear through a thought that you should do this, it’s a message directly from the elemental realms. Listen.

Use Eco-friendly, Cruelty-Free Products: If you want fairies on your turf, I highly suggest that you take things a step further by using products that won’t hurt nature or animals. For some people this may seem like a real challenge, but I’m here to tell you that you can’t ask someone to be your pal if you’re doing something that causes harm to that which they love most – the planet and her inhabitants. The fairies don’t expect you to be a saint, but they do like to see some effort on the part of humans. Try making your own cleaning products (it’s easy!), buying beauty products that aren’t tested on animals, or even buying organic fruits and vegetables. When you refuse to buy and use things that are loaded with chemicals and harmful to the environment, you choose to lift up your own spiritual vibration – and that’s a reward in itself. Make positive changes with sincerity and elementals just might take notice.

Create a Fairy Garden: Fairies and gnomes especially adore gardens. If you have a garden, ask the fairies to help your plants grow healthy and hearty. You’ll be amazed at how much they can do for your garden! Better yet, create a garden just for your fairy friends. Little homes, furniture, real flowers, moss, crystals, shells, and more can be placed in a special little area just for them. If you have children, enlist their help in the creation of this sacred space. Children are much more adept at picking up on fairy energy – they can sense it much easier than adults can most of the time. Don’t forget to make a magical fairy circle out of crystals or pebbles for the fairies to use as a portal between our world and theirs!

Go Outside: Other than helpful brownies (elementals without wings, similar to gnomes) who prefer to reside indoors, you’ll find most fairies and other similar beings out in nature. So get outside! Go for regular walks, work in your garden, or go sit under a wise old tree to connect with the tree spirits. Nature heals. Being outside will help relieve stress, lift your spirits, and most of all…it’s the best place to connect with fairy energy.

Believe: If the thought of connecting with fairies sounds crazy, then I’m here to tell you that it won’t work for you. If you don’t believe in something, it can’t exist in your world. Believing that there is a realm parallel to our own, one that is merely separated by a thin, energetic veil, is of the utmost importance if you want to be closer to the fairies.

Kelly has studied tarot and a number of different oracles for over 20 years. Because Kelly has always been drawn to elemental energy, she recently studied under Doreen Virtue to become a certified Fairyologist. In addition to her love for the nature angels, she also loves the mineral kingdom! Kelly is a Master Crystologist, having completed Melody’s Levels I & II Laying on of Hands, Laying on of Stones workshops, as well as studying under Certified Crystal Healer Ashley Leavy and DaEl Walker. Her knowledge of healing crystals and stones combined with her love for the fairy realm creates a reading experience unlike any other. She works and gives fairy readings at Mimosa, and is the creator of Lingen Oracles.

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