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Poem: NO SOUND by Dr. Gail Cloud

No Sound Deep in my meditation in the recesses of my mind Came the single bird call Came the single bird song, solo Assisting me to go deeper, to let go Enter the twilight zone of my mind I am not alone His call at once soothes me and guides me Soothes me and guides me Where I hear no sound No sound

What is Medical Astrology?

When people talk about astrology, most people have an association with that which makes sense to them. They might associate astrology with a study of the stars configurations or a way of understanding their selves, or even just as related to their sun signs. What is medical astrology, though? How does medical apply to the stars in our charts? Medical astrology is a particular field of astrology which does use the information that is gleaned from one’s birth chart as well as from what is going on in their charts at present and in the near future. Most people who ask for a medical astrology reading have a specific reason like they are presently ill and just can’t shake it, or that no one can figure out what is wrong with them, or even they had a sudden accident and want insight as to what is going on in their lives presently that they can learn from. They might also like insight as to what herbs, medicines, and treatments that would be most helpful or effective for their recovery.

In the Meantime: Reacting and Responding

I have many clients ask me about what they should do as they are integrating new insights they gained and have yet to implement them into their outside world. It takes time for all of us to incorporate new understandings into our lives. As we are thinking about, and working on new insights internally how do we go about our lives relating to those we care most about without making our old reacting patterns? That is such a good and important question. The comfortable, simple answer is that we don't. We do react in our old habitual ways as they are almost automatic; they are so familiar. What I find happens most of the time is we respond habitually, and then we think about what we did and why we got triggered the way we did. Our immediate response is automatic, and then we can have the leisure to work out what just happened. I wish change were more immediate, but most often it is not. What I can do, however, is give someone some suggestions as to how they can stave off more aggres

The Backwards Planets - Mercury in Retrograde

In our solar system, we periodically have planets that as they are orbiting around the sun and around us, look as if they are going backward. They are not going backward. They are speeding up and slowing down and crossing other planet’s orbits making them look as if they are going in retrograde, or going backward. I am sure that those of you who follow astrology have heard of these events, and most specifically of Mercury going in retrograde. Mercury appears to go backward about three times in a calendar year, and each time is lasting three weeks before speeding up and looking as if it is now going forward. As with all the planets, Mercury can be seen as an archetype and one that is about how our minds work, what we think about, how we think, how fast or slow our minds go, whether or not we can control our minds, and how we perceive others, events, etc. Mercury is a messenger. Where and how Mercury is in your chart depicts these aspects in yourselves. In other words, are you a