Cyprus Welcomes the ICMACY Foundation

I am pleased to report some great news for residents and visitors to Cyprus. Based in Paphos, the Indian Classical Music and Arts in Cyprus Foundation has been officially established thanks to the passion work of Kyp Paraskeva and fellow aficionados. A life long seeker and a student of the sitar for many years, with this next evolution Kyp provides the perfect space for us to share in the mysteries, wonders and wisdom of Hindustani classical music.

Kypros Paraskeva, Founding member ICMACY

In June, we were in awe of Bala Devi Chandrashekar as she presented a lecture and performance sponsored in part by the Paphos Municipality .

Bala Devi Chandrashekar, lecture and performance of ‘Karna: Destiny’s Child’ in Paphos

In September, the renowned Indian classical vocalist, Mahesh Kale, founder of ICMA and based in San Francisco, was able to come and bless the new Cyprus branch of his non-profit in person! He opened his concert in historic Ibrahim’s Khan by sharing how delighted and impressed he is with the talent and dedication of Kyp, his wife, Mare and the rest of the founding team. (and all the people say Amen!) It was a magical evening – and even more so for your astrologer who finally got to meet another astrologer in person. 😉 See his live performance in Paphos on youtube. We are all looking forward to Mahesh’s return, possibly as early as next year.

Mahesh Kale in Paphos, Ibriham’s Khan
Mahesh Kale in Paphos, Ibrahim’s Khan

The ICMACY provides the essential raagas for festivals, concerts, and events all around Cyprus with recent collaborations including the High Commission of India (link) in Nicosia and Sanskriti Cyprus (link) in Limassol. Many of the ICMACY offerings are free to the public. You can find and follow them on facebook.

Congratulations and much appreciation to the team at ICMACY!

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Eclipse Season: Special Offers for Subscribers!

 

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If you are a subscriber to Neptune and the Oak, take advantage of some special offers for working with the eclipses. (And if you are not, welcome aboard.) There are five eclipses across the Leo/Aquarius axis between January 2018 and January 2019 and two across axis Cancer/Capricorn. For those who want to live pro-creatively and intentionally, these are auspicious times.

If you are planning to launch a new venture, grow your gifts/skill sets to the next level or seek to recalibrate efforts in play since this time last year, a (tailor-made, human crafted) report on the energies in play can save a tremendous amount of time, energy and angst. If you have natal planets and points in range of eclipse energy, you may be feeling that some shift is on it’s way from cues either within yourself or in your environment; your wheel can reveal key elements moving into play, provide the framing for expectations/limitations and assist you in maneuvering into the Stream.

Eclipses bring progressive and sometimes radical movement to one’s storyline; often the stage, props and costumes shift to facilitate the next chapter‘s scenes and the introduction of new characters or new facets of Self. The inner psyche brings refreshed stimuli for reflection and provides enlightening comparison to the Self of past chapters. As always, there is potential for a lot of ‘a ha!’ moments when we take in the view from above.

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January 31st: 11 Leo 37
February 15th: 27 Aqua 8
July 12th: 20 Cancer 41
July 27th: 4 Aqua 45
August 11th: 18 Leo 42
January 6th, 2019: 15 Cap 25
January 21st, 2019: 0 Leo 52

Offers
January 2018 to January 2019 eclipses report (including a look at the Leo/Aqua eclipses in 2017): €150.00
Focus on Leo/Aquarius eclipses report (including a look at the Leo/Aqua eclipses in 2017): €110.00
Focus on Cancer/Capricorn eclipses report: €45.00
Focus on Eclipses, January 31st and February 15th: €45.00

Note: If you don’t have natal planets and points in range, I will let you know and include a short note, at no charge, on the life sectors these energies are working in so that you can still watch and learn.

To order your report, send an email to weaver(at)neptuneandtheoak(dot)com stating the special offer eclipse report that you would like – and please include your birth date, birth time and birth place. In the meantime, have a look at last February’s post on the launch of these Leo/Aquarius eclipses. I look forward to working with you!
– weaver

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

Full Moon: 22 Cancer 27′

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there were rules for living as simple as the rules for driving. I am thinking of the 4-way stop. Should two cars meet at the same time, the rule is that the driver to the right has the right-of-way. Should four cars meet at once, then somebody eventually takes the lead and the scene clears in an orderly fashion. This full moon energy, however, might feel a little more like ‘playing chicken’ at that intersection but we can avoid collision – or at least high speed collision – if we consciously decide to survey the elemental terrain beyond the hype that the first month of a new year can bring.

Breaking it Down

A ‘grand square configuration’ is made up of two oppositions. It may be tricky to pick it all apart now, but it is. Bear with me on this somewhat wobbly analogy…

Lets say these drivers have been aware of one another and their pending meet-up, even if only in some abstract sort of way. There’s unavoidable magnetism, welcome or not.

So, one of these two sets of drivers at the 4-way has been been heading towards this junction for some weeks now and in car 1, we have your ego and how freely it can move and stretch in relation to car 2: all the other people and institutions/groups you interact with, from the obligatory to the recreational.

Car 1 has that really cool flip switch that turns on the rocket fuel and we all (should) know by now how hard it is to think (or drive well, for that matter) when the g-forces have your head pinned to the neck support in a frightful glory. It is extremely important for us to know just how powerful our car really is: this is a year where you will have to find times and places to let it rip. Note that the pros go out to a desolate strip and put themselves through time trials and/or stunt work in prep for the real thing. Find your comparable outlet.

Car 2 is full of …well, its big and full! Think: a packed double decker. Not necessarily everyone/every theme that got on the bus in 2016 will still be a riding by end of 2017. At this moment in Time, you are called to allow your instincts to be tempered and channeled by your highest beliefs. As the abstract morphs into a clear target: If it hurt none, do. And keep this in mind: these 2 cars (which i think by now, we have determined are a fabulous set of your kind of wheels and a double decker bus) are scheduled to repeat this confrontation over the coming months. This is a primary axis of action for 2017.

The second set of cars (Mac trucks, more likely) are coming to the 4-way from very specific points; they are, or are an important part of, your ongoing Emotional Security/Practical Real-world Security axis and right now, the polarity of this spectrum hits you from within and without – and this is upsetting to both the Capricorn and the Cancer archetypes.

These two generally work very well together; they’ve been meeting up continuously since ancient times and know well the wisdom of compromise or, at least, truce. You, too, must find a way to cradle the child whilst plowing the field. Or to continue with our wobbly analogy, light staccato horn blows, flashing hazard lights and an endearing grin (as you swerve and dodge best you can around and through that 1st set of cars) directed straight through your windshield to that other Mac truck driver. Priorities are exactly that. Some thing or some relationship reaches a culmination point and both Lights will make clear your options for a continued secure course.

So…its a packed 4-way intersection and yet its component parts are not of the same frequency or duration. If you are feeling bombarded or overwhelmed, breaking it down can be so helpful. What is meaningful sound and what is static? What is clearly intrinsic to you and what is passing through?

– weaver

 

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com