From October 24th to October 27th 2013, the State of the Art Astrological annual conference will be taking place in Niagara Falls, New York. As always, there is an engaging, diverse choice of lectures performed by a knowledgeable and highly skilled group of astrologers. Everyone, from beginner to professional will be sure to find something that interests them.
This year I will be presenting a lecture called "Astronumerology and Money" in which I will discuss which aspects and numbers are most favourable for money making and present an updated version of my original research on billionaires. I will be speaking on Saturday October 26th at 9:00 am and I would love to see you there!
More information about SOTA, including the featured speakers, schedule and registration information can be found at http://donnavantoen.com/
One practice that I faithfully do each month is new moon wishing. A new moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon are in the same sign. There will be 12 new moons per year. I have been doing this since February 2010 and it has had a significant joyful effect on my life. I highly recommend it to anyone who is seriously determined in any type of self-improvement.
It is most auspicious to write down your wishes within 8 hours of the exact time of the new moon. You should write a minimum of two wishes and a maximum of ten. I should emphasize that they need to be handwritten and not typed. The personal nature of handwriting is very important in the process. Keep in mind that you should not be making wishes for anyone else, or to change anyone else. For example, it is not a good idea to write "I wish that my son would help out with the chores more often" or "I wish my husband would be more romantic". Rather, you may write "I want to easily find myself receiving assistance when I am completing housework" or ''I want to easily find myself interacting with my husband in a way that keeps our relationship fresh, flirtatious and fun!" You may also add to the end of a wish "in a happy way" to ensure that your wish does not come at a cost to you or your loved ones. For example you should write, "I want to gain a lot of money in a happy way" because if you write "I want to gain a lot of money", the money may come to you through a death or through illegal means. The sign of the new moon also plays a role in the types of behaviour you would like changed and the themes of the wishes. When the new moon is in Libra (next month), it is the best time to make wishes around partnerships, negotiations, beauty, teamwork, cooperation and decoration. When the new moon is in Scorpio, it is best to make wishes about self discipline, debts, inheritances, intense emotions, transformation, forgiveness and strength. Of course, your wishes are not limited to these themes, but for best results you should make at least a couple of wishes in the domain of the new moon sign. Once you finish writing your wishes, you may save the paper in a safe place for later reflection.
If you have your exact time of birth, it is an excellent idea to note when the Sun is transiting through your eleventh house. The 11th house is the house of dreams, wishes, and fulfillment of desires. During this time you may write up to 40 wishes, you can do this on different days or on one day if you like. The wishing made here will have extra power due to the beneficent nature of the 11th house of dreams.
When the new moon is in Aries, it is very auspicious to make a vision board. Aries is the beginning of the zodiac and is a time of fresh starts, innovative projects and goals and an excellent time to turn your life in a desirable new direction. People who understand the law of attraction will be familiar with this process of pasting pictures and words that you want to manifest in your life on a big board. The images and words that make you most happy and give you the most peace should be included. This process should be done within the first 8 hours of the new moon in Aries. Once you finish this board, you can place it somewhere in your house that you frequently pass by, this way your subconscious mind is better able to attract those dreams into your life.
New moon in Libra occurs on October 4/ 2013 at 8:35 pm EDT
New moon in Scorpio occurs on November 3/ 2013 at 7:50am EDT
New moon in Sagittarius occurs on December 2/2013 at 7:23pm EDT
New moon in Aries occurs on March 30/ 2014 at 2:46pm EDT
To see all the timings of the new moon for each month in any given year please click here
Above all else, remember to believe and act as if your dreams are coming true. Our words create our destiny, and we will attract into life what we talk about. Even if you have a negative thought, do not make the mistake of verbalizing it because that too will enter your life like a poison. Use your words to bless your life and the lives of those around you. Keep writing your wishes until you see them manifesting in your life, do not give up after a few tries. If you have faith in yourself and your ability to attract the life you desire, I am confident that you will start living the life you've always dreamed of!
Spiller, J. (2001). New Moon Astrology. New York, NY: Bantam Dell