Sep 302015
 

 

BRAIN SCANEMDR

Brain-Scan

Brain-ScanRecently, I did a reading for a woman in her late 50’s who had two aspects in her chart indicating physical trauma.  The first was Pluto square her Mars.  The second was Saturn opposite her Sun.  I asked her if she had ever been physically attacked.  She told me that when she was 7, a gang of boys beat her up on the way to school.  This brutal attack led to a whole host of emotional issues, around not feeling safe. Many of you know I am a big fan of EMDR therapy.  I suggested this therapy for my client.  I told her that by physically going into the brain, and releasing this early trauma, her current life issues would become more manageable.  I believe past wounds influence our current life situations. I am all about healing bad memories so we can move forward.  Scientists have done scans of the brain, before and after EMDR therapy.  The brain actually changes after doing EMDR, and the patient is able to release traumas that get physically stuck inside the body.  There is a new book, that just came out, that explains what EMDR is, and how it works.  Even more importantly, it explains the spiritual side of the healing process. Anyone who is interested in removing any traumas, or any unwanted patterns of thinking, should read this book. The title is UNBURDENING SOULS AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT, by Dr. Andrew Dobo. EMDR works quickly, and in my opinion, more efficiently that regular talk therapy.  The reason for this is that EMDR works at the physical level of the brain.  If any of you have experienced EMDR therapy, let me know how it helped.  Please spread the word that there is hope out there for folks who are going through difficult times.

 

Aug 082015
 

I have exciting news!  Harper Collins bought my first astrology book! It will come out Sept 13, 2016. The Harper Collins team is fantastic and I feel very fortunate. They are already getting me out there, as you can see from this July 24th live interview on the San Diego Living show.  Let me know what you think!

 

Jul 212015
 

107If you happen to be near the San Diego area on August 1st, consider joining me and the well known yoga instructor, Stacy McCarthy, for a day of mindful meditation and astrology.  I met Stacy and her husband Tom, the last time I was teaching at Rancho La Puerta.  Stacy is a magnificent yoga teacher, and we both have a similar approach to teaching – which is to keep it simple and fun.  Together on August 1st, we will usher in the new month, with a day of combining our talents.  There will be a hike and then an astrology workshop at a private residence.  If you are interested in attending, just email me at leslie@luckystarsastrology.com.  I will also be in Mexico, presenting at Rancho La Puerta the week of July 25th, in case any of you are interested in crossing the border. Hasta Luego!

May 182015
 

Greetings!  I’ve just been invited to teach at Rancho La Puerta the week of May 30-June 6th, 2015.  Many of you know I have been a guest presenter at the Ranch since 2000. It has been consistently rated the number one destination spa in the world.  I have traveled all over this planet, and this spa is one of those rare and dreamy places, where you will have incredible experiences and meet like-minded people.  If you would like to be a first time visitor, you can make a reservation and mention my name.  You will receive 5% off the best available rate, plus a $250 gift certificate, and a room upgrade if available.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions.  Perhaps you’d also like to join me at Rancho La Puerta the week of July 25th, 2015?

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May 022015
 

This morning in London a new royal baby was born. She is so new that we don’t even have a photo of her yet, much less a name. I predict she will be a chubby cheeked little princess, and will look a lot like her brother George, as she has Cancer as her rising sign, which often gives that round face with full cheeks.   This child will be extremely close to her brother. They have compatible moons, and George presents a Jupiter conjunction with his Jupiter (planet of good fortune) on her Cancer rising sign.  The two of them are going to be best friends for life.  There should be little, if any, sibling rivalry.  Little Georgie will simply adore his baby sister.  This little girl will have a beautifully happy childhood.  Her biggest issue in life will be dealing with her Moon squaring Pluto, as this can cause some depression, but overall she is in good shape.  Her biggest challenges will occur when she grows up and gets married.  She has Pluto in the 7th house of marriage, so it is important that she marries someone who is a powerful healer or artist. Pluto is all about the evolutionary lesson for this lifetime, so for this princess it will all be about her future partnerships.

 

May 012015
 

2015+-+March+-+Nemesis,+Ixion,+Sisyphus,+Pholus+-+Ixion+by+Hendrick+Gottzius+(Netherlandish+1558-1617)A client recently asked my opinion about the current retrograde movement of Pluto, which will be there until September 25, 2015. Whenever a planet appears to be going in reverse (even though it is not) it just means that this planet’s energies get more intense.  Pluto is all about digging for the truth.  Pluto wants us to transform. These are times to get rid of the outworn, outdated, and obsolete things in our lives. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth.  There is nothing easy about Pluto, so when it is retrograde it means hunkering in for some deep occurrences that will possibly make your life feel topsy turvy.  But remember, in the end, just like the caterpillar that thinks it is dying, there is always a butterfly that appears.

Jan 222015
 

I just finished a reading for a client who had a significant astrological aspect indicating trauma.  As is often the case, the person said that nothing really bad had happened to them….that she could remember!  Another clue that there was trauma, was that she could not remember anything before the fifth grade.  The chart always tells the true story.  I have to be patient, and wait for the client to eventually reveal the memories.  What happens is that many people tend to bury the painful memories in order to survive.  Just as my client was preparing to leave, she remembered a trauma.  It was significant.  Sometimes as astrologers we just have to be patient, and allow the thoughts to percolate.  The beauty of astrology is that the chart will show things that a psychotherapist could never know.  A good astrologer has the ability to allow the truth to bubble to the surface for healing.  An astrologer can’t facilitate the healing, in the way that a therapist is trained to do, but an astrologer can find the root causes of many traumas.  I have always felt that astrology is fantastic to use in conjunction with psychotherapy, and especially in conjunction with my favorite tool for trauma – EMDR.  To find out more about EMDR, check out the videos of Dr. Andrew Dobo on You Tube.  Let me know if you’ve experienced EMDR and help spread the word about this amazing technique to help heal emotional wounds.  And don’t forget that Mercury went retrograde on January 21st.  Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius, so wherever Aquarius is in your chart is where you will feel the “backward” motion.  It goes direct on February 11, so just mark it in your calendar.  (You can read earlier posts about Mercury retrograde to get the feeling tone of this period.)