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Autumnal Equinox

Mabon cornucopia
Harvest of Replenishment 2021

The old English word for the Harvest tide is Mabon. It is the original ‘Thanks giving time’.

We just saw the appearance of the ‘Harvest Moon’ in Pisces and have reached the point of Autumnal Equinox; the balance point between the amount of daylight and darkness. This is a time of celebration and rejoicing at bringing in ripe, tender crops before the frost. Pumpkins can wait until the last harvest.

In the year 2021, we may feel a bit thin inside, if even a bit overstuffed outside. We have all suffered the collective trauma of a worldwide pandemic and are in recovery mode. Our baskets feel understocked. Our workforce is understaffed. But we still have a fire inside that can be stoked to burn more brightly.

Self-care must now turn toward the goal of collective survival. If we put aside our differences, and open our heart, we will notice where we can be of the most good in our family and community circles. Make progress where you live. As you look around at all you have to appreciate, also note who and what needs help. It’s time to step up;

~Call your Representatives to pass the ‘For the People’ Act so that our nation’s basket can be refilled and our people can begin to build back better. This will do the most good on a large scale. On the small scale;

~Reach out a helping hand. Smile and talk to those you pass on the street. It may be the only voice people have heard in a long time. Be courteous to everyone around you. Hold a door, lift a load, carry a shared burden.

~Donate however you can from your resources, time and energy to any who are still suffering.

~Add to the joys of others and your heart-basket will feel more full.

We are all One. Namaste!~

Harvest Mabon Self-Care Compassion Harvest Moon

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3 Brain Theory

My studies of Jewish Kaballah, Astrology and theories of conscious proposed by George Gurdjieff, have convinced me that we have three ‘brains’ in our human blueprint; the Head, the Heart and the Gut. These are found in the horizontal pairs of sphere of the Kabbalah glyph which work together.

The most commonly understood ‘brain’ is in the head, with its left and right hemispheres that sort input and turn it into understandable information. In my Kaballah studies, I discovered that the right lobe of our brain can be associated with Uranus, and receives input from Source that is experienced as unity. It then works with its partner, the left lobe of the brain, associated with energies of Saturn, which sorts that input into logic, reason and words.

Through personal experience with cellular gut healing that rid me of ‘brain fog’, I believe that our lower, animal brain, resides in our Gut and transmits biological information to the head (aka monkey) brain via chemical messages. It relays information to and from our cerebellum, and brain stem. This is what we try to calm using meditation.

Our third, Central Brain, resides in our Heart, and transmits energies of Love or Fear throughout our bodies. This Heart-centered brain sends and receives vibrational frequencies, stimulated by the Pituitary and Pineal gland, aka the Anja, or third eye. These frequencies have been measured to have been received as far as 50 yards, in a radius to other sentient beings, who can pick up on them, via a sixth sense of receptive knowing.

I believe that this ‘lost’ year of 2020 has provided us with the quiet time needed to meet and recognize our quieter, right brain. The pandemic allowed us to experience the feeling of unity within all sentient beings and to become aware of global suffering and fear.

2021 brings three exact squares between Uranus and Saturn that will give us a chance to view more closely, the nature of our Consciousness. It’s possible to become aware of the evolutionary SHIFT; where the receptive YIN Right Brain energy once again can rise to its place of equality to our YANG Left Brain energy. If we can balance this understanding with the Heart-wisdom of LOVE it will be a great leap forward for our 3 brain system’s evolution. It’s an exciting prospect!

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From Passover to Pentecost; Counting Omer


A tradition from the Jewish Kab’Allah system is to count Omer, for the 49 days between Passover to Pentecost. This prepares the Body, Soul, Heart and Mind to receive the blessings of the Holy Spirit. This is a Spiritual practice of review and renewal, which is done every Spring season in preparation of the year ahead.

Using the Tarot cards 1 – 10, of each Elemental suit, we focus on the message of that card throughout the day. Keeping a Journal is necessary to record all the unconscious messages that will arise upon daily contemplation of each Tarot card. Upon 50 days, one’s conscious should be prepared to receive higher messages from Spirit. Namaste’

In the 9 Keys Tarot variation of counting Omer, we start at the lowest sphere of Earth, which has the densest energies of physical being, and count upward until we finish at the Sun sphere, the Higher Self.

Below is a compact diagram of the Kab’Allah glyph:

Creative Energy travels downward from Source into each sphere, which maintains its integrity but gains density, until it comes to physical manifestation in the Earth sphere.

The topmost triangle is the ‘Supernal Triangle’ of Deity. This is said to be above mankind’s comprehension (until the Great Work is done to perfection). My theory is that we, as humans, CAN access this level of consciousness once we have comprehended the lessons of each of the lower spheres and embodied these lessons into our daily lives, which is the purpose of the ‘Counting of the Omer’.

The Energy flows from Source to Uranus, then Saturn, then Sun into Jupiter and so on in a ‘lightning bolt’ shape. Each planetary ‘Sphere’ (Sphera) contains denser frequencies of the same energy.



1. Unity, Potentiality6. Motive, Drive
2. Duality, Cooperation7. Holy Direction, Setback
3. Synergy, Triangulation 8. Eternal Persistence
4. Stability, Stasis, Form9. Vision, Achievement
5. Change, Dynamic Shift10. Manifestation, Completion

9 Keys’ Tarot 40 Minor & 10 Major Arcana cards – Meditate on one card per day:

# SuitKey wordPlanet positionTheme
1 EarthInstinct – ResourcesPotential Manifestation
2 EarthInvestmentJupiter in CapricornDecisions Manifest
3 EarthSynergyMars in CapricornCooperation
4 EarthExpectationSun in CapricornSatisfaction
5 EarthTitheMercury in TaurusNo Fear
6 EarthPrudenceMoon in TaurusComfort
7 EarthEnduranceSaturn in TaurusWork Rewarded
8 EarthAltruismSun in VirgoMindfulness
9 EarthSatietyVenus in VirgoImperturbability
10 EarthManifestationMercury in VirgoWealth
1 WaterIntuition– EmotionsFeelings
2 WaterAgreementVenus in CancerLove
3 WaterCooperationMercury in CancerPartnership
4 WaterReverieMoon in CancerReflection
5 WaterRegretMars in ScorpioForgiveness
6 WaterIntegritySun in ScorpioKindness
7 WaterCompassionVenus in ScorpioSelf Sacrifice
8 WaterSympathySaturn in PiscesPurpose
9 WaterHappinessJupiter in PiscesConfirmation
10 WaterContentmentMars in PiscesPeace
1 FireInspiration– DrivePurpose
2 FireResolveMars in AriesCollaboration
3 FireAssertionSun in AriesAuthenticity
4 FireCompetitionVenus in AriesPatience
5 FireAdaptationSun in LeoHumility
6 FirePersistenceJupiter in LeoCharity
7 FireDecisionMars in LeoMission
8 FireCoherenceMercury in SagittariusAgelessness
9 FireAchievementMoon in SagittariusHigher Self
10 FireCelebrationSaturn in SagittariusSpiritual Unity
1 AirInsight– Universal MindAlignment
2 AirNegotiationMoon in LibraCommitment
3 AirProprietySaturn in LibraPriority
4 AirMeditationJupiter in LibraParadigm
5 AirCoherenceVenus in AquariusShift
6 AirCuriosityMercury in AquariusCreativity
7 AirDirectionMoon in AquariusPurpose
8 AirOptimismJupiter in GeminiAffirmation
9 AirIntentionMars in GeminiMindfulness
10 AirRealizationSun in GeminiPresence
1 MagiSeeker AriesWise Words
2 MuseObserverTaurusUnderstanding
3 LordAgencyGeminiClarity
4 LadyAbundanceCancerNurturance
5 StrengthIntegrityLeoVirtue
6 VirginEssenceVirgoInnocence
7 LoverPartnerLibraConnection
8 ExemplarTeacherScorpioLessons
9 HermitDiscipleSagittariusIntrospection

Be sure to leave a comment or question at the bottom of each FB post so we can dialogue. Namaste’ Kalin Swann~

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Mars rules Pisces Decan iii – Dis/Contentment


Mars ruled Pisces Decan iii – Dis/Contentment

The dregs of the longest Winter recorded history is upon us, or so it seems! But there seems to be a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, as to when Covid19 restrictions will lift and life will, in many ways, resemble normal.

Mars, the ruler of this Decan had gone into ‘confinement’ when it moved into this Astrological position due to the location of the Moon’s nodes last March 7, 2020. As of March 27, 2021 it will burst through this position to lift it’s confinement! Mars will ingress into Cancer April 24, bringing along with it action on the home/family front. (See diagram) Red Mars (at the bottom of the blue arrow) moves past ‘headphone’ shaped North Node as the rest of the planets stay trapped between this point and the upside down headphones opposite it, which created a CONFINEMENT shape. [Thanks to NightLightAstrology for the diagram. I don’t have S Node on my program.]

This long period of isolation has caused many of us to suffer from mild cognitive decline due to boredom, repetition or restriction of movement. As this Spring comes into view it’s good for us to remember that our state of mind is up to us to revitalize through ADAPTATION. This is what the wise old owl knows, that “Life is as we perceive it!” 😉 When we start to get dragged down, it’s up to us to take quick action to move our bodies, try new routines and be ready to renegotiate new ways of living, in order to survive over the long haul. We need to be able to FLOW with the changes life presents.

The owl eats mice over the Winter, small birds in Spring and larger prey in Summer and Autumn. He adapts to what the seasons bring his way. And he rests when he must. We can take heed of this WISDOM regarding CHANGE. Look to change as an OPPORTUNITY!

Many jobs will have ended permanently, and we will all be looking to attend the activities we did in the past, with whatever is the ‘new normal’. Much employment will continue to be done online and delivery will remain a viable option for many goods and services. We are adjusting to the Nodes of the Moon being in the AIR signs for the next century. Life doesn’t go backward. We need to lean in OPTIMISTICALLY toward the Future!

For example, Communication methods are changing; tele-working and distance learning will continue to be a boon to the cleanliness of the environment, as people won’t need to drive as often for business. So, not all the changes will be ‘bad’, they’ll just take some adjusting to.

CONTENTMENT is the key word for the 10 of Water Tarot card. The pinnacle of emotional experience. Last Decan’s 9 of Water card told of the pursuit of ‘Happiness’, while this card reflects the next step after Happiness – the warm glow of Contentment. You may, instead, have the feeling of unease, or Discontent that comes as a project is finished, or period of life comes to an end. There is a sense of being off balance while circling back to the Ace of Water card – where all emotions are possible and outcomes look promising again. Regain your balance by learning to lean into change and move forward!

With this last period of Winter coming to an end, we can look forward with HOPE to a new Spring and a new way of ‘doing’ life, post Covid lock-down. May the first blooms of Spring bring a smile to your face and remind you that LIFE GETS BETTER.

(Turn your clocks back 1 hour on Sunday, March 14th) #DECANS #TAROT #MARCH2021


#KalinArtAndSpirit #9KeysTarot #TBD #ImWorkingOnIt ~ Thanks for Following!

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Pisces Decan ii – 9 of Water – Illusive Happiness

The Illusive Hunt for Happiness

The Second Decan of Pisces is ruled by Jupiter, planet of expansion and growth. When placed in the Sign of Pisces, one can imagine an endless sea full of all sorts of possibilities and opportunities.

This is why many Tarot cards are labeled ‘Happiness’ either at this Decan or the next. But consider the concept of being a fish swimming in a school. Sure there is strength in numbers, but is there individual freedom of choice? Do any of the fish have an opportunity to grow and flourish as unique beings? Or do they mindlessly follow every twist and bend established by the lead fish? Would they even know if they were being led astray; into the gaping maw of a whale, for instance?

As a human, we often follow the same instinctual paths when it comes to our emotional life. We are raised in collective school situations and indoctrinated with our often provincial social programs. We feel powerful and popular if we happen to swim at the leading edge of the group for a time, but we may never get to know what the TRUTH of our inner Spirit is crying out to express.

When we go along with the crowd, THEY will mold our psyche and inform our consciousness. It’s only when we break away from these restrictions that we, as individuals, begin to blossom and shine in our own right!! Dare to be original and shine in your own awareness!

~Besides, as we eventually discover, that Happiness itself is elusive and fleeting. Why can’t we rather embrace the small things in life as ‘pleasures that bring joy’ and embrace them, even as we are aware that they are fleeting?

Can you grow your inner Self to the point of releasing your instinct to grab hold of Happiness with both hands? The answer is YES, when you do the inner work of INTROSPECTION. Look within to notice what Triggers you and how you unconsciously REACT. Can you step away from conflict, pause, breathe, center your energy and re-examine WHY you want to react with anger? If you will do this work to discover your initial programming as a child, you’ll see what expectations you have of others that are self-centered and based on worn-out expectations.

Learning to accept the TRUTH of any situation is hard work. But it’s very worth the time spent in Self Discovery. Get curious about your instinctual PATTERNS. Ask yourself Why you are angry, annoyed, frustrated or upset. Listen for the answers from your inner voice and analyze it. How old is this voice? Is it a voice from someone else? Is it a worn-out voice from your past that you can release in order to acknowledge and accept the present?


Try allowing the joy of the moment to bless you and move along? I think people would learn to be less proprietary about ‘having’ and more open to ‘experiencing’ life, love and all good things, be more optimistic and open to diverse thinking and acceptance of everyone~ if we could engage with the flow of Happiness rather than the impossible task of holding onto it, forever.


#KalinSwann #Decans #Tarot #Philosophy #Growth #Spirituality #Happiness #IllusiveChase #Live in the Moment #OpenToExperience #InTheWorldButNotOfIt #Introspection #Patterns #Joy #Patterns #Programming #TRUTH #REACTION #Wisdom #KalinArtAndSpirit #Archives



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Pisces Decan i – Saturn builds Resilience

Saturn Builds Resilience

February 19

Pisces is the sign of Spirituality, Sacrifice and Service to higher ideals. When we’ve been through trauma and our hopes are dashed we can remember that we have an eternal flame that acts as an internal resilience that holds us together, even through the world may crumble around us. This is the eternal flame of SPIRIT within.

In 2021, this week features great change, and each day has significance; Monday-President’s Day in the US, Tuesday-Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday-Lent begins, Thursday-Sun enters Pisces , Friday-Decan change to Saturn ruled Pisces i, Saturday-Mercury stations direct.

Besides the typical calendar dates of change, Saturn meets up with Uranus for the first of three meetings this year on Wednesday, February 17. The second date is June 13 and the third is December 24th. Whatever happens in February, spells out the theme of this entire year; Time and Change. Disputes most likely will rise at these times and we must release old ways and work to create change that serves us all.

Keywords are; Authority, Humanity, Shifts, Rules, Regulations, Responsibility, Sudden Change, Electricity, Lightning, Upset, Chaos, Striving, Wisdom, Understanding, Rebuilding and Renewal. Tensions will grab everyone’s attention and we will know what is UP by the end of this week. It may be chaotic, but we can always find inner peace at the hub of the wheel, the quiet refuge in our soul center.

Like a beaver entering its lodge and ‘holing up’ during bad weather, we too can claim a time of peaceful reverie and rest during and after times of extreme stress or natural disasters. Beavers store up food for winter and are well insulated against seasonal cold. We would be wise to look to these resourceful creatures for clues to a life aligned with nature.

Strength of soul can be found in stillness, when the noise of the world becomes too much. Sanctuaries have forever been a place of refuge and spiritual restoration. As we go into the world alone, we are tested. Overcoming these trials gives us fortitude and strength to face other challenges along our way. We can rest assured that our home is where our heart resides, when we become comfortable in our own skin. Challenges allow us to discover hidden reservoirs of strength and faith in ourselves.

During this decan, create a safe place to use as a touchstone for pause and reflection. Visit it often for rituals that sustain and revive your spirit. Reflect on the gratitude for all you have, count your blessings and know that there is a Spring that arrives in two more decans.

I hope you’re all staying warm enough and surviving this extra cold weather. Namaste’

#Gratitude #Astrology #Tarot #Resilience #Touchstone
#EternalFlame #SpiritWithin #Spirituality #Decan #Change
#Overcoming #Strength

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Good Orderly Direction – Moon in Aquarius – Decan iii

Good Orderly Direction, GOD, is in all things. If we look and listen with hopeful eyes and ears we will be led by the higher angels of our soul. This ‘instinctual’ spiritual reflex can be linked to our Intelligence Quotient as well as Emotional Quotient.

A Killdeer lives in harmony with the Earth and takes advantage of her surroundings. With quick thinking, the instinctual mode of survival kicks in, as the Killdeer ‘pretends’ an injured wing.  This way, she will lead predators away from her precious eggs!  A self-sacrificing mother’s actions will help guarantee the survival of her species.

In the same way, Officer Eugene Goodman of the US Capitol Police did much the same, in protecting the representatives hiding within the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. He ‘led’ rioters away from the vulnerable entrances to the Senate chamber which, no doubt, saved many lives. Now a month later, we are learning how brave that was. Obedience to sacred duty lies in the heart, the way courage, confidence and dedication do. These are virtues worth cultivating, these are honored traditions which serve the Greater Good of All.

The Moon in the last Decan of Aquarius holds high ideals. You could say these virtues are embodied in the spirit of the Adventurer, who is home anywhere on Earth.

Practice daily connection to the Divine, so that when you are in a desperate place you can call on your angels and guides to show you the best path to take. Divine Source will inspire your wits when you need to be shown the way. This is a practice of faith in action that becomes a habit of confidence. May you ever walk in LIGHT. # Namaste’

#GoodOrderlyDirection #Intuition #EmotionalQuota #IntelligenceQuota #Obedience #Righteousness #Moon #Aquarius #Divine #Guidance #Direction

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6 Air ~ Curiosity, Adventure, Magical Insight

Beginning January 30, the SUN moves into the decan of 10* – 20* Aquarius. This second decan of Aquarius finds a Hummingbird buzzing past –at a speed so incredible you may question if you actually saw it or not.  With 6 planets in Aquarius this decan, you may well wonder what is real ~and what have you imagined?

There has been an enormous shift of the vibrational energies in the world after the long stay of Mars in Aries and its collision into conjunction with Uranus on January 20th. What a difference a day makes!

Some of us have ‘slammed into a glass pane’ while others lie stunned and must reorient before we can fly again. This is a period of re-integration.

This period has us thinking with more independence, rather than bravado, and allowing information to be gleaned, if even for a brief, stunning second. That is usually enough to crack the darkness and allow a shard of light to seep in.

As with any sudden change, Mercury in Aquarius allows us to entertain wild, fantastic thoughts. Our job is to ponder these seeds of possibility and sort them according to what resonates within our true, core Self.

Ask yourself, “Does this idea lift me up?” or “Will this possibility soothe my wounded soul?” If you feel a light, rising energy it means YES! If it feels squishy and you’d rather avoid seeing its truth, it means no. Practice this often, with every choice.

Now is the time to paint impressionistically, to dance a new dance, and to hold court with our Inner Jester, as our life takes on an improvisational aspect.

We are flying by the seat of our pants, or fairy wings. Rise up!

Allow the alchemy of internal healing to begin. Chase away phobic ideas of the darkened past and open up to the possibilities of a new day’s light. If not NOW, when? And why NOT?

Adventures are yours for the grasping. Seek them out now. Unfurl your fairy freak flag! You are an eternal being in a light suit…what is there to stop you?

#Alchemy #Adventure #IndependentThinking #Optimism #Possibilities #Vibration #Rise #SHIFT #Mercury #Uranus #Aquarius #Independence #Resonance #Fly #YES



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The Full Moon at 9* Leo Thursday January 28 ushers in the year of the Metal Ox. This is a Yin, or receptive year, where we should be looking for opportunities to build upon. There will be changes, however they may not be ostentatious, rather foundational, so “Keep your eyes on the prize and Carry on” would be a good motto for this year. (It looks like Covid eradication may not come for many parts of the world until early 2023.)

The Ox is the epitome of strength, patience, reserve, honesty and humility. People born in the years 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021 are generally dutiful, logical, calm, hard working, positive and fiscally conservative. They will build wealth over time if given the chance.

Rarely roused to anger, be sure not to take advantage of this gentle giant…as it’s wrath can be fiercely destructive if pushed too far, or allowed into china shops! Use this year as a reminder to work steadily toward your goals every day. Oxen generally face obstacles early on to avoid issues growing too large to create complete failure.

The ox can be stubborn or steadfast, depending on the way you interpret its actions.

Lucky numbers 1 & 4  / Colors Blue-Green-Yellow / Best Months: April, Sept, Dec

Feng Shui Direction: E, SE place a picture of an ox, or bamboo plant in the SE corner of your home for patience and security that comes from steady income over time. This is the direction of education, so it is a good year to increase your knowledge and develop your skills.

#Ox #MetalOx #ChineseNewYear #FullMoon #Leo #CarryOn #EyesOnThePrize

#FengShui #Bamboo #Patience #BeAware #Opportunities


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5 AIR – Venus in Aquarius – Ideals of Justice

5 of Air; a Hawk bombarded by Starlings. 

The Crowley Tarot deck lists 5 of Air as “Defeat. Loss. Spite and Malice. Weakness. Slander. Failure. Anxiety. Poverty. Dishonor. Trouble. Grief. Ties. Gossip. Interference.”

January 18, 2021 – OMG does that sound like these times?! If any of these words stir up strong emotions in you, I advise that you watch INTERNATIONAL TV to see how the World has been viewing the actions in the US. If you can’t trust the intelligence community or the free press, check to see what outside observers have said. They’re impartial and their input, when combined, should tell us all what is true and what is not. People the world over want peace in the US.

The name of this card in my deck is “Contrition”. It is a simple idea described by a Hawk being dived upon by Starlings. Consider what has this Hawk done that created a groundswell of Starlings to combine their forces to push back against the Hawk? Who is the Hawk? Who are the Starlings? How can the Hawk demonstrate contrition? How can these birds live in harmony? What are the reparations needed? How will Justice be served, considering the instinctual nature of Re-Action? Are Humans still capable of using Reason and Logic to repair the cognitive dissonance we have been suffering? How can we move our gut reactions back up into our higher faculties of heart and head?

MARS and URANUS conjunct on January 20th, 2021, in Aquarius, symbolizing warrior energy and chaos. Mars squares Jupiter, for Determined Justice on the 23rd and Jupiter joins Uranus, for big chaos on the 24th. This is a historic week. The way it is handled will create our reputation in the world. Let’s pray it is on the side of Fair, Dispassionate Justice.

Please ponder this… 1. Does this need to be said? 2. By me? 3. Now? If your words UPLIFT all people and serve the benefit of the greater good, then speak. If not, hold your tongue, look around, observe WHAT IS, not what you’d like to see, and LISTEN. There is wisdom to be learned in silence (and gnashing of teeth.) Righteousness = Right for ALL.

It’s time to Inaugurate fresh beginnings and commence new activities that include repairing the mistakes of the past. Please share your ideas with your elected representatives and come together to form strong collectives that serve ALL life on the planet.

After all, we are all ONE spirit inhabiting many forms.

Now is the time to move forward to make smooth paths that ALL may travel together in peace. We have MUCH to repair above and beyond the events of this year. Lets make progress upward together. Everyone is welcome at the table where LOVE is master.

*Happy Martin Luther King, Jr day and may ‘blessings fall down like waters’ for you!~

#PEACE #JUSTICE TheAmericanWay #Inaguration #Commencement

#Fairness #ReconciliationAfterRecompense SOS #RightAction measured by #Love

#Democracy #Ideals #EmbodiedIdeals



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