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The Moon is Void of Course today (September 29) at 11:29 PM (Eastern) until October 1 at 12:41 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Sagittarius.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 29) at 11:29 PM (Eastern) until October 1 at 12:41 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Sagittarius. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.
When the Moon is in Sagittarius it is a time of enthusiasm, idealism, generosity and it ignites desires for adventure and travel. People are generally very expansive during this time and it’s also a time that brings out our desire for independence. For work, this is a wonderful time for expansion, especially if your work has to do with studying, teaching, anything having to do with travel or foreign lands. It’s also a wonderful time to attend workshops or seminars or for any type of outdoor recreation.
Sagittarius rules the lungs, so be very careful of your lungs and respiratory system. This is not a good time for medical procedures that involve the lungs, but a wonderful time to use breath as a healing practice. It’s also not a good time to start building or construction. Also be on the look-out for people being untruthful with you (including stealing from you) and be careful to not over-indulge in gambling. If you are feeling restless, just take a breath and remember, “this too shall pass”.
And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make. I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.
Many blessings,
Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

In Praise of a little Extraordinary

Each year on the June 21 Solstice I wake up before dawn, wash my face, brush my teeth, put on my hiking shoes and (along with the rest of our group), take the winding road to Machu Picchu where we do a sunrise ceremony that is amazing and incredible. As Jorge Luis Delgado (our shaman and guide) says, it is “extraordinary”.
Jorge loves the word “extraordinary”. He is one of the most amazing teachers I know and he speaks English very well, and also speaks Spanish and Quecha (the indigenous language of his home, Lake Titicaca), and he loves talking about this English word. He loves talking about what a paradox this word is. “Ordinary” means “usual, normal, standard, regular, routine”. So technically, you would think that “extra-ordinary” should mean being a little extra ordinary. Just a little more usual, typical or normal. But that’s not what it means at all. Extraordinary means “remarkable, astounding, astonishing, amazing, unbelievable, phenomenal”. So isn’t it remarkable and astounding what happens when you put these two very common words together?
In the same way, I wake up each June 21 and do the usual stuff — wash my face, brush my teeth, eat some eggs, drink some tea — then I’m suddenly transported to this mystical place, connecting with the energy of All That Is in ways that have truly transformed my life (and sometimes have been almost unbelievable). And we can have things like that all the time. We just have to add a little extra into the ordinary, do something to raise ourselves out of the humdrum, out of the habitual, out of the normal. As I have heard Jorge say many times, “it just takes a little extra for our lives to be extraordinary”.
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Debra & Jorge Luis at Machu Picchu, Solstice, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
And he’s so right. It doesn’t take much. I think it begins quite simply with the desire and conscious awareness to come out of the ordinary, the habitual. Are there parts of your life that you’re living on auto-pilot? Where you’re living your life by default? What is some extra thing you could do to raise your life out of the ordinary and the usual?
Anything we do that brings us into deeper connection with that Highest part of ourselves has the power to bring us automatically into the extraordinary. Meditating, praying, looking at the beautiful blue sky, petting our dog, appreciating how beautiful life can be, are all things that can bring us into that feeling of the extraordinary in an instant. Use that. Cultivate it. Once you have the feeling of the extraordinary, you will want more of it.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 26) at 8:39 AM (Eastern) until September 26 at 10:29 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Libra.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 26) at 8:39 AM (Eastern) until September 26 at 10:29 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Libra. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.

When the Moon is in Libra, we have a deep desire for harmony and balance and to be in right relationship. This includes all relationships – love, work, friends, family. It is usually a good time for tact and impartiality, as people are seeing both sides of an issue. We have a real desire to connect and to be in partnership. It is a good time to work out existing problems.

This can be a time when emotions are expressed very freely. This is typically a time when it is very difficult to make decisions, so just decide not to make any decisions, especially because the Moon is Void of Course! Now is a very auspicious time for work, especially in those areas where teamwork is required.  This period is especially auspicious for those in the artistic fields because this is a time of heightened sensitivity to beauty and aesthetics.

It is also a good time for the work of psychologists and attorneys because of the craving for balance and justice.  Be very careful with your spine, waist, adrenal glands and the kidneys and it’s a good time to avoid surgery in those areas.  Enjoy this time of balance!

And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make.  I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 23) at 8:15 AM (Eastern) until September 23 at 11:59 PM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Virgo.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 23) at 8:15 AM (Eastern) until September 23 at 11:59 PM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Virgo. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.

Virgo is very detailed oriented and is the sign that is the most critical and judgmental. But Virgos are also very helpful and very intelligent, so utilize this energy wisely.

It is a wonderful time for making lists and organizing things. It’s an especially good time for cleaning anything out. Clear your home of anything no longer needed or useful, clean your mind of any thoughts or beliefs that are no longer serving you and clean your body so that it feels the way you want it to feel. Virgo rules the intestines, so it’s a wonderful time for cleansing.

It is a good time to really look at and reflect on the details of your life. It is not a good time to discuss your performance or merits in your job or in a relationship, as people will tend to be more critical during this time. This is a time when you will feel more of a desire to help other people and other people will feel a desire to help you. What a win-win!

And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make.  I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

In Praise of Feeling like a Million Bucks & other numbers

From Debra
“In Praise of….Feeling Like a Million Bucks”
After our newsletter about the Significance of 12 a few weeks ago, I got so many messages from people about how numbers are such a huge part of their life. I know for me, I love it when I suddenly look up and it’s 12:34 on the clock. It always reminds me of 1-2-3-4, meaning life can just be so simple, just 1-2-3-4. Or if it’s 11:11, that’s always a wonderful good luck omen for me.
And think of the ways we talk about numbers, all of the sayings that include numbers. We feel like “a million bucks” or “I’m putting in my 2 cents”, “it takes two”, “three strikes you’re out”, “a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush”, “all for one and one for all”. I love the Beatles song where they say I love you “Eight Days A Week”. Numbers can have such huge significance in our lives if we become conscious of them.
So I want to talk to you in praise of feeling like a million bucks. In my life there have been times when I’ve felt like 2 cents and there have been times when I’ve felt like a million bucks. And I must say, feeling like a million bucks definitely wins out. Don’t you just love that expression? Doesn’t it just say it all?
For me, feeling like a million bucks really means operating from connection. Connection on all the levels — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. When I’m in disconnection on any one of those levels, when all the spark plugs aren’t firing, it just feels terrible. And it is just like an engine — we can function, but just not very well.
But when the connection is there on all the levels, everything in our lives happen in a wonderful and easy way. Everything is better. Everything is smoother. Things happen — I’m excited and passionate. I’m feeling like a million bucks.
It took me a long time to realize that it was the connection that was doing it. I mistakenly thought for many years that feeling this way (or not feeling this way) had to do with things happening on the outside. When something that I labeled “good” would happen, then I could feel like a million bucks, although that wouldn’t always happen. And if something “bad” happened, it simply wasn’t possible for me to feel like a million bucks, or so I told myself. When I finally realized that it wasn’t about the things outside myself, that it was all about me maintaining my own connection, that’s when everything changed.
And the good part about it (as my dad would say), is that when you figure out how to maintain that connection, it pretty much doesn’t matter what happens to you on the outside, that centeredness, that experience of maintaining your connection can keep you feeling like a million bucks most of the time. Will there ever be things that will throw you off? Yes. Are there things that throw me off? Yes — I’m human. But I also know I have the tools to bring myself back into the energy of feeling like a million bucks when I choose to do so.
So if you’re not feeling like a million bucks and you’d like to and like to have tools to keep you there, please call us and come and do a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. Call and speak with an Angel Guide and they’ll design the perfect retreat for you (or both of you, if it’s a couple).

Call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada) or Click Here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. For our friends outside the US and Canada call 001 928-204-5988 to speak to one of our Angel Guides or click here and we’ll call you.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 18) at 2:38 PM (Eastern) until September 18 at 11:10 PM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Cancer.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 18) at 2:38 PM (Eastern) until September 18 at 11:10 PM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Cancer. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.

Cancer has to do with emotions and our homes and our families. The Moon’s home base is Cancer, so the Moon feels the most at home here. When the Moon is in Cancer it is a time of deep emotions. It’s a time when we can connect with people on a deeper level, especially with our families. It is a time when we yearn for peace and serenity. It is not a good time for change, as we will resist any kind of change during this period and we will be more attune with things that are familiar (notice that the root of the word “family” is “familiar”).

Anything you would want to do around the home now would be favored, especially making your home a more comfortable place. Also anything having to do with helping your family or nurturing your family is very beneficial. Family get-togethers can be very harmonious during this time, especially if “neediness” is not involved. People can tend to be a little more secretive and moody during this time and also overly-protective. This can be a very healing time and a wonderful time to really connect with  our deepest desires and what it is that drives us. Be very careful during this time about your stomach, gall bladder, and lymphatic system. Avoid over-eating, especially “comfort” foods. Give your family a big hug and tell them you love them.

And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make.  I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
http//SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 15) at 10:05 PM (Eastern) until September 16 at 11:24 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Gemini.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 15) at 10:05 PM (Eastern) until September 16 at 11:24 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Gemini. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.

Gemini is the symbol of the Twin, so during this time you (and everyone else) will see both sides of everything. This can be good in some situations, but it can lead to indecision and people changing their minds for seemingly no reason.

Gemini is the most intellectual and mental of the signs, so it is a good time for writing and communication. Also a good time to do research (but remember, don’t make any decisions right now based on your research). Also a very favorable time for negotiating. Because things can be so changeable, it is also a good time for people being flexible. An excellent time to take a short trip.

And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make.  I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
http//SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

In Praise of Change

From Debra
“In Praise of….Change”
You may have noticed that we have changed our newsletter. It’s been the same for many years and we wanted to make it easier to read and more accessible for the parts you’re interested in. And one of the changes you will see is that each week I’ll be writing “In Praise of…” something. And since we’re changing everything around,  this week I’m writing in praise of change.
I’ve read many times that the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting to get different results. And it’s true. That is completely insane.
I know, because I was “insane” for a number of years. I was desperately unhappy working as an attorney for 20 years and I kept telling myself that “somehow” things were going to get better. I even made little changes (working less, hiring other people to work for me) that was more like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titantic. I could re-arrange the chairs til I was blue in the face, I was still sinking.
I would pray and meditate and say to God “I’m so unhappy, please tell me what to do?” and I would hear this voice that would say “You need to leave your law practice” and my immediate response would be “I can’t do that!” “I’ve got a mortgage payment and a car payment and credit card debt” and “what else would I do?” and “I can’t just leave”.
Luckily, I finally came to Sedona in January of 1999 and it completely changed my life. I knew I had to leave my law practice. I knew I had to do something else. I knew I needed to change how I was doing my life.
That change took a lot of time and a lot of energy and a lot of commitment. Many people in my family thought I was nuts.
But wow, how amazing it’s been. And looking back I can see how it really all started with just one change. And then that one led to the next. And then the next. It always just seemed like the logical next step. It was never more than I could do at that moment. And that’s how it can be. The change doesn’t have to be this giant thing that we can’t possibly do. It’s connecting in, getting a nudge about what needs to be changed and then taking the next logical step. Even if it’s a baby step.
I would like to ask you an important question: What is one small change you could make right now that could start you on the road to a happier life? I’d love to here your answer – Click here to let me know.
And I can tell you after 14 years of experience, a huge first step toward making change in your life can be doing a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. It can release the blocks that are keeping you from living your best life and set you on the path to achieving the peace and happiness you’re craving. Click here to speak to one of our Angel Guides — they’ll connect with you (or both of you if it’s a couple) about what’s going on, what’s happening, what you want to have happen and they’ll custom design a retreat that will transform your life or your relationship. I took 5 years to start listening that I needed to make a change. Are you go into to wait that long? I hope not!
Debra Stangl
Founder, Sedona Soul Adventures

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 13) at 9:31 AM (Eastern) until September 14 at 2:26 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Taurus.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 13) at 9:31 AM (Eastern) until September 14 at 2:26 AM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Taurus. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.

Taurus is the bull and although this is a time when people can be very stubborn, it is also a time when we are attracted to calm and comfort., especially in our homes and our surroundings. This is a time when we tend toward the familiar and any kind of drama (especially with family members)  will be especially unwelcome.

This is a time when we yearn for and crave serenity and peace more than at any other time. It is also a time when we will feel more patient. Money and financial aspects are highlighted now, although when the Moon is Void of Course we may feel a need to possess things or possess other people. Be especially careful of your head or eyes. It’s not a good time to go to the dentist. Also, be very mindful of your ears and throat and your thyroid.

And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make.  I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 10) at 8:58 PM (Eastern) until September 11 at 9:17 PM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Aries.

The Moon is Void of Course today (September 10) at 8:58 PM (Eastern) until September 11 at 9:17 PM (Eastern) and the Moon is in Aries. Don’t make any important decisions while the Moon is Void of Course. For a deeper explanation of Moon Void of Course Click Here.
When the Moon is in Aries, it can be a very emotional time. You will feel a lot of enthusiasm and you can feel a real urge to do new things. This is a good time to think about new projects, renovations, etc., just wait until the Moon has moved out of Void of Course to make any final decisions. It’s possible for you to be more impulsive, but also very independent.
The Aries moon deeply affects the subconscious, so this is a very good time to go within. A good time to meditate, do yoga, anything that makes you feel more connected to the higher part of yourself. Aries also affects the workplace, so it is a good time to think about future projects, just don’t make final decisions. You might also find yourself tempted to make rash decisions during this time, so be on the look-out for that. Aries also stimulates the metabolism, so it’s a very good time to do physical exercise, just be careful to not over-do. If you are feeling frustration during this time, just take some deep breaths and know that this too shall pass!
And always remember, Astrology and other tools are simply that – tools. It’s good information to have, but it does not mean that this is the determining factor or controlling your life. We all have free will in all the choices that we make. I like to look at it as good information that can be transcended.

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures
http//SedonaSoulAdventures.com
877-204-3664

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