Monday, October 23, 2006

Where does your soul go?

Deepak Chopra asks, " What do you think happens to your soul when you die?"

Participate in his survey at Yahoo Answers

Friday, October 20, 2006

It's getting thick around here...

** Looks like we're in for an interesting week....

Astrologick Weekly Forecast Report
October 20-26, 2006
By Gary Paul Glynn

The Thickening

This weekend's Libra New Moon marks the beginning of our collective journey through the thickest concentration of astrological activity we've seen so far this year. A new cycle based on cooperation and a healthy appreciation of ambiguity commences along with loud reports and perhaps an overwhelming urge to DO SOMETHING. Mercury is radioactive right now, forming contacts with planets it will repeat again after it turns retrograde on Oct. 28, coinciding with feelings of déjà vu through mid-November.

The New Moon opens on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1:14 a.m. at the very end ofLibra (28Lib40), but it opens on an aggressive note as the New Moon falls right on top of Mars, even as the warrior planet struggles to reach his home territory in Scorpio. To say that issues pertaining to war and peace are emphasized at this time is probably an understatement. Something large is set into motion in the days surrounding the New Moon that will reverberate through the end of November.

On Tuesday, we'll have a rare cluster of planetary bodies in Scorpio:the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter - six of 'em. A whole lotta Scorpio intensity in the air with passionate displays and more drama than we really need to see. Even more ominously, we see Pluto intersecting the Moon's nodal axis, sticking the finger of fate into the eye of the storm on Wednesday. On the same day, Jupiter squares Saturnfor the third and final time, often an indicator of wrenching social change and collective impasses.

This is also the last full week before Mercury stations retrograde,making this an ideal time to take care of Mercury-related business by way of placing orders by phone or Internet, signing or mailing important documents, booking reservations or getting cars repaired. Likewise when it comes to buying computers and other communications equipment or software. Even so, Mercury is bumping heads with the likes of Saturn andJupiter this week, recommending a patient, yet persistent approach overa quick and dirty one. Mercury turns retrograde on October 28 and remains that way until November 17.

Gary Paul Glynn is a professional astrologer with over 25 years experience in personal birthchart interpretation and is available for consultations by appointment. His biweekly astrology forecast can be found in the pages of the Bloomington Alternative on newstands throughout the Bloomington area. You can reach Gary at 812-333-1346, or

Monday, October 16, 2006

Awareness is 99%

Recently, I sent out this message as a mid-month inspiration to my eNewsletter mailing list. I received so many emails of thanks, because it was perfectly timed and just what they needed to hear, that I thought I would share it here. I hope it's a helpful reminder...

Lately, I've been thinking about what it means to deal with everyday happenings in a more conscious way. One of my favorite sayings is "Awareness is 99% of everything." When we have awareness of what is happening around us and within us, we have the consciousness and the power to make changes as needed. It is when we remain unconscious or unaware, or even when we live with denial, that we feel powerless and not in control of our life circumstances.

When confusion and lack of direction is what you're feeling, think about your foundation. Get grounded, exercise more and really leap into your life.

When frustration and obstacles appear, write and burn, use a punching bag, pull yourself deeper into your body and get recentered.

When you bring more awareness to your physical body, you are more present in the now moment. Being present you can make decisions and take action as needed. When you are ungrounded, you are unable to make good decisions, to think clearly and affect any change.

Start by choosing to become more aware. Set an intention to be more present in your body. Create an affirmation such as, " I am one with my body. I choose to open to greater levels of awareness." Spend time writing in your journal. Spend time sharing with others, and ask for assistance when needed.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Something smells fishy....

Weekly Forecast Report
October 13-19, 2006
By Gary Paul Glynn

Fishy Business

Despite daily headlines raising alarms over real and imaginary threats, this coming week appears to be the proverbial calm before the storm. Paging through my notes, we're entering into the last full week of astrological calm that we're likely to see until December. With Sun,Venus and Mars moving toward the end of Libra, this is also a good time to solidify partnerships and to make peace before these three planets plunge into the dark waters of Scorpio next week.

A standout alignment this weekend involves Mercury square Neptune -often the sign of a forked tongue. Deceptions, confusions, misinformation, disappearances, tamperings, straw men, shell games and red herrings. With Mercury also in Scorpio, there is a higher probability of conspiracies and manipulations as well. More innocently, Mercury-Neptune can often coincide with confusion, misunderstandings, blind faith, oversights and omissions - especially when it comes to words and ideas. Not a good time to sign contracts or place orders; nor is it a good time to believe everything your hear.

What gives this rather common Mercury-Neptune high priority has to do with the fact that this will be the first of three such squares between these planets due to Mercury retrograde making repeat alignments to stationary Neptune. This often suggests an on-going story that doesn't find completion until all three alignments take place. The story begins this weekend but then finds greatest expression when it repeats itself November 7-8, during the midterm elections. Can you say, voting irregularities? Not only will Mercury retrograde be squaring Neptune, but Mercury will also perform a rare transit of the Sun (where Mercury moves across the Sun's face) on November 8. Closure isn't reached until the end of November when the third and final Mercury-Neptune square takes place.

Watch to see if any news, announcements or proclamations with a fishy scent find their way into general circulation. Such items could be aset-up for a bigger deception when Americans turn out at the polls next month.

Mercury Retrograde Alert

As mentioned above, Mercury will be making its third and final retrograde of 2006 in a couple of weeks. The planet of information is now gradually slowing its speed ahead of stationing retrograde on October 28 in late Scorpio (25Sco04). It will remain retrograde until November 17, messing with our best laid plans and casual assumptions while giving us a chance to take a look inward.

With roughly two weeks remaining before the planet of communication and transportation throws it into reverse, this is a good time to cover yourself. Once we get past this weekend's blind spot (Mercury-Neptune), it would be good to deal with unfinished business under the Moon's Last Quarter Phase. Mailings, editing, bookings, car repairs, orders, real estate closings, contract signings and other finalizations are encouraged between now and the New Moon on October 22. The week following the New Moon leading up to Mercury retro would be the time to put new projects and plans into first gear - just don't expect things to move quickly or easily while Mercury is retrograde.

Gary Paul Glynn is a professional astrologer with over 25 years experience in personal birthchart interpretation and is available for consultations by appointment. His bimonthly astrology forecast can be found in the September-October edition of Branches Magazine or at You can reach Gary at 812-333-1346, or mail to:

Sunday, October 08, 2006

October full of loose ends...

Eileen Nauman at the Medicine Garden has posted her October forecast. It looks like it's going to be a month of taking care of all those loose ends in our life.

She says, " This is a month of tying up a lot of loose ends in our personal life, in our business and career. It is a time of compassion, of patience and being aware and sensitive to the needs of others. It is not a time of selfish narcissism raising its head. This is a month of endings. What you do not need any longer (whether you know it at the time or not), will be removed. This is a month of losing friends, loved ones, a job--understanding that everything has it’s own cycle of completion. This is a month, for some people, that looks as if their lives are being taken away from them. But nothing could be further from the truth. From time to time, the Cosmos takes what is no longer needed from us to REPLACE it with something we do need..." Read the Full Article

What haven't you completed that needs to be finished?

I've been thinking about this and as a result I've taken a hard look at my "To Do" list. It feels like time to clean a bunch of tasks off the board that have been on there for way too long... and seems like practicing the Art of Detachment might be in order.


Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday Full Harvest Moon

The Full Moon forecast by Astrologer Stephanie Austin has been posted at Intuitive Living:

"The next Full Moon peaks on Friday, October 6th at 8:13 PM PDT at 14 degrees of Libra-Aries. Libra, symbolized by The Scales, represents the quest for balance and equality, partnership and peace. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is the energy of initiative and courage. This Full Moon shines a spotlight on where the Scales of Justice and relationships have become uneven. What is out of balance? What's not fair? Where are we giving or getting more than our share? What agreements need to be clarified or renegotiated?"...

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My Daily Visitors

7 Wild Turkeys

They visit my back yard just about every day. They aren't skittish. In fact, I took this picture while my dog was lying on the grass at the bottom of the back steps, just quietly watching them. They didn't seem to care.

Turkeys represent abundance.

I definitely like having them around...