Summer Signs 2013
I was fortunate to spend a couple of weeks with some wild and funny people from all over the world, high up in the Andes for a combo spiritual quest/vacation. We were in Cuzco, Peru for the week of Inti Raymi, the ancient Inca capital’s ceremonial celebration of the Sun. The Cuzquena young people looked healthy and fit and still attached to their traditions; they paraded around in bands and danced indigenous dances for hours day and night in the main plaza.
We took a wonderful train through the Sacred Valley to Aguascalientes, the tourist town near Machu Picchu. One day I wandered off to join a group of doctors from all over the world, overhearing the highly knowledgeable Machu Picchu guide they hired from the University of Cuzco, Fred Helgaldo. He and his colleagues did a lot of research there during important planetary events, and at other ancient archeological sites. They learned about the Inca’s amazing medicine, how they developed different kinds of antibiotics, gave injections of anesthetics with bamboo needles, did all kinds of surgeries, were sophisticated dentists, matched blood types and could perform blood transfusions. He recounted us interesting tales about how the masterful specialists and experts in medicine, architecture, and astronomy, lived in Machu Picchu.
Before I left Peru I had a twelve-hour adventure in Lima, the huge, graffiti-filled city with a bad reputation, but I didn’t see why…the downtown was a lot of fun. It’s true there were foot police everywhere with patrol dogs, and buses passed by a lot of ugly areas, but Lima buzzes with vitality, people, and street life.
Lima city buses are particularly exciting. Running them is a two-man operation: the driver just drives, he doesn’t interact with passengers or act as if he cares one whit if people or animals get in the way. Meanwhile, a fit young man with a booming melodious voice swings in and out of the bus steps as he calls out the stops. He is also responsible of keeping track of passengers and collecting all the fares, and has another mysterious job which involves bounding off the bus to exchange some papers in little windows on the street along the way. You would never notice these little windows except for the busdriver dashing over to them. He must run to get back on the bus because the driver doesn’t seem to care if he makes it back or not, he’s ready to pull into traffic. The young bus-runners seem to love it, though. Maybe it was just my luck, but on four different city buses, the risky, singing fare-collectors were always smiling after successfully lunging back onto the bus.
In Lima, only the main routes have cars and buses on them: on the inner streets downtown, pedestrians take over and walk in throngs, with an occasionally car snaking through. It’s strange to see everyone walking in the streets that in most cities would be filled with cars. There’s a lot of affection on display in Lima. Young couples were making out in most of the semi-private public spaces. A surprising number of very old couples were out on the town at night, talking to each other in the cafes, sipping Peru’s cheap and delicious coffee. They looked happier with each other than most other older people I surreptitiously check out. Fabulous pastries are less than a dollar in Lima! There was a music fair in the streets that night, including some impressive teen bands singing their hearts out about freedom and love. People were shopping for clothes, printing presses were running, little guys were carting around huge bags of potatoes twice their size– it is very active in downtown Lima on Friday night.
My last impression of Lima was an odd one. Returning to the hostal by the airport for my midnight plane, I looked across the street and milling about on the flat roof were three full-grown wolves. They appeared to be more like wolves in a zoo than wolf hybrids I see in the U.S. Maybe the Lima police use dogs for protection and some other set of people use wolves.
I’m back in beautiful Santa Fe, where there’s lots of free music on the plaza and soon the big folk art market that brings the world to us. I’m looking forward to the community celebration at the Railyard July 11th starring the folk art musicians and their exotic garb.
As well as individual psychic counseling and spiritual healing sessions in Santa Fe, I’m offering a new spin on a drop-in intuition class, details below.
I hope you all enjoy some beautiful Summer breaks!
Experimental July CLASS: Intuition and Dream Charging. A drop-in class with exercises to activate intuition and energize your personal dreams. No experience necessary. The different exercises incorporated into the format will hone intention-setting skills, intuition, energy sensing, and ability to “read the signs” the Universe is giving them. To participate, come prepared with one to three personal goals written down, in the very wide categories of love-money-health. Each stated desire should have some form of the word “love” in each wish (Examples: “I would love to find an intimate partner.” “I intend to transition into the career I love.)
Email or call for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-982-3294.
Wednesday, July 31st, 7:30-8:45, $25, at the Kruger Building in downtown Santa Fe. 227 East Palace, nearest cross is Cienaga. Upstairs in Suite T North.
Psychic Insights and Horoscopes
Summer Synopsis 2013, July: Do you believe you can turn a corner and feel brand new? Go for it! This magical Summer, let the power of the many planets in water signs wash away the past and move you into new places.
Mercury is retrograde in Pisces June 26-July 21st: Now is when to attend to details that if not taken care of, can create obstacles. Take care of paperwork that has the potential to get in your way. Plus: The celestial emphasis on water make this a great time for a vacation. Break away from the rapid pace of 2013. GOALS: Meet them by dispatching individual projects that feel important to do while refraining from doing too much speculation about the future in murky Mercury retrograde.
The Many Planets in Water Signs: This makes things happen, much manifests. The end of June brings an opportunity and greater ability to accept truths about things and to see oneself more deeply. The water emphasis helps people dive deep and realize new truths. The Sun, Neptune, and Saturn form a trine in water signs, and people can also more easily reconfigure themselves into the identity of their dreams, naturally finding themselves with new traits and outlooks. This opportunity to grow into your dreams is strengthened by the influence of Jupiter in Cancer for the next year. You should also find it easier to manifest positive changes in your health. If your health goals are to clean up your act and clean out your body, you’ll be inspired to get to a whole new level of well-being.
The World Stage: The poor, the hungry, and those left out in the cold by this greedy world have had it: their frustration erupts like Summer’s raging wildfires and torrential floods. Although the planets impel us on an individual level to commit to our hearts’ desire, that same July energy makes a lot of things blow up, including Nature itself, revolutions, wars, aberrant and bizarre behavior, and scandals. Miniscule developments can escalate into crises.
INNOVATE! It’s a dramatic and erratic time of acting-out, yet also a flourishing time for innovation—innovators are in high gear and much that is new enters the market at the end of 2013.
Summer Prayers Answered by Planets in Water Signs: We may find that we have moved onto the right road in July, as if by instinct. Sometimes it will seem like magic: finding oneself in a place that one belongs, grateful to have landed there. July brings both alignment and closure, especially the release of old relationships or negative beliefs.
July is an opportunity to stretch ourselves. The planets make it easy with trines in water. The flowing energy of Summer enables us to meet personal challenges and take a further big step.
July will feel like an inner, inner time of finding and focusing on one’s center. Many peoples’ inner environment of grows to be a stronger, warmer place to be centered this Summer. Inside many, love is blooming and can’t be stopped. People light up in July, August, September, October–especially September.
Pitfalls: The temptation of distractions will be strong with so much drama going on in the world and in individuals’ lives. To eliminate some distractions, try changing a daily routine. Create a new morning habit that sets you up for the great day you want to experience. Recount what’s important for you to accomplish. Another potential hazard is inertia or not making an effort…trines can be lazy times.
Summer Psychic Messages for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth Signs
Manifesting in July 2013
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): You feel especially connected to your higher guidance this Summer. It’s kind of a solo summer even though there are people around. People may need you, too, especially your warmth, compassion, and fiery strength. Whatever process you go through, it helps you be a light for others, and feel that your life flows better. Mercury retrograde June 26-July 21st: Work on what’s already begun, get things in better order; aim to complete the undone. Then you’re kind of waiting for something to happen. It’s more likely you get news in October about really big developments.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Aha! You have a bright idea, and likely at work on a new endeavor. This is an excellent Summer for an adventure…go where the world beckons! It’s also a learning journey with some puzzling twists and turns. To make the most of it, be willing to learn from everyone who comes your way. You may be graced with deep understanding and empathy for your fellow man. Express it: your genuine and helpful words are appreciated. Know that love can conquer the divisions and hard spots in your life. July: A new plan can positively impact your finances; it’s a good time to find programs that improve your health, too. July is also a very good getaway month. Be influenced and impacted by new environments, accept projects that include travel. You’re out in the world in some significant way and benefitting from it.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): Air signs stay busy and fairly focused. You move forward in concrete ways which include filling out forms and taking care of details. You’re also feeling creative in new directions. Credit yourself for how much you’ve grown in depth lately, through earnest searching and personal revelations. July: You might be looking for a new project, something that could also be a collaboration, a cooperation with someone you trust and who is an equal.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): New earthly dreams for all! Conquering the material world and establishing yourself at a higher level of income is a common earth sign goal. This Summer, you could get disgusted with some things in your life and move away from them—it’s a good thing. Taurus: Something you’re trying to launch could feel stalled. Stay busy learning how to engage with the world , be a contributor and be heard. Fall brings greater material success. Virgo gains clarity. They see what they’ve got, and more clearly, too, what they want. Be blithe in life: when you focus on the positive it helps everyone around you. Capricorn: Ouch! Withdraw, recoil from incompatibility–move away from anything unpleasant. Get yourself on solid ground emotionally, then, turn your attention to your creative endeavors. Be willing to walk back anything you put forth in anger. You want to be able to wholeheartedly giving yourself to that gleam in your eye.
Elissa Heyman is a professional psychic counselor and healer with a practice based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Appointments with Elissa are in person or by phone, www.elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294.