Why is the Earth’s activity increasing and changing the contours of countries, why are we seeing the long-awaited rebirth of the feminist movement, why talks of currency changes, why the revolutions, why the tariffs, why the influx of illegal and legal immigration, why government upheaval, and finally, where are the answers?

They will be here soon. Uranus, the planet of change, is in the Earth sign of Taurus, and it heralds the changes to come in our physical world’s structure. On January 12th, 2020, Saturn and Pluto–a dynamic coupling of planets–will take up the mantle given to them, and lead us into a world of almost unimaginable changes.

Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn, is now propelling us toward some difficult challenges of restrictions and limitations, which will most certainly encourage us to be responsible and accountable. This is the tough part of the evolution we are about to enter. Saturn will give us the courage and perseverance to carry on: Saturn is all about restructuring and reorganizing our lives and work. Saturn and transformative Pluto are forming this astrological conjunction, creating destruction for restructuring.

Pluto will be sharing the spotlight with Saturn in Capricorn. This is the planet of death and transformation acting his part as the destroyer of the status quo. He will go to extremes to right the wrongs, At this time, his energy focus will be in the world of finance, the climate, government and the corporate world.
Their support and planetary actions will bring about the dawn of a new evolution: a revolutionary rebirth, a catalyst for change in the world.

We will experience changes in government that will call for the ouster of those who have not fulfilled their promises and obligations but have been part of the catalyst for revolutions and power-grabbing. There will be a redistribution of power world-wide.

This aspect of Saturn and Pluto is to empower us while it increases value, to both monetary and global systems. In the past, we have had pressure put upon our systems–such as religion, government, financial, and technology–that were artificially created or established, as methods of control.

In technology, we will see amazing inventions here on earth and in space. Today, we are secure in our reliance on smart grids. People increasingly will enter the world of cyber communication with other methods of surveillance. This technology will become even more multifaceted. Remember, they will be able to see (and hear) as we see them.

The travel industry is on the threshold of tremendous advances, and the world will see new airplanes constructed out of lighter materials and travel further with the use of synthetic fuels. Self-driving cars will help alleviate and eventually rid us of our dependence on fossil fuels. There will be more attention and use of solar systems to heat and cool our homes that will change the coal and electricity demands. This system will be the restructuring of our power using quantum energy, the minimum amount of energy necessary for energy generation. There will probably be some debate about siphoning energy from the earth through ‘tunneling.’

There will be new uses of energy medicine. This therapy aligns the body and encourages balance, peace, and good health by working to remove blockages that may lead to illness and disease. The methodology–whether it be touch, music, or meditation–will be a few of the therapies directed to your life-force energies. These are not replacement therapies; they amount to a form of complementary medicine.

Of course, with change comes those who will take charge to make sure all aspects of the New Age are understood and observed: a person in authority in your town, government, business. There will be stricter laws concerning the recycling of trash and reuse of our articles in the home. Over the next ten years, there will be a change in the way we think and live.

Pluto and Saturn will be in conjunction, working together to bring to fruition the changes, endings, and restructuring of our world. It will continue until the year 2030. We will have new inventions, new currencies, less disease, a pure water supply, protected food growth, herbal medicines, blessed harmony, and understanding.

During the years 2023-4 through 2035, we will see what we cannot now imagine. Our bodies will make significant changes to new dietary and exercise regimes. New governments will take office in our country, and perhaps state boundaries will change. We will attain cultural assimilation.

Space travel will seriously employ the Space Force to protect our satellites and space stations, for space travel, and habitation. Discoveries in the world of medicine will include the use of herbs, attention to the mind and body, the use of robotics for surgical intervention and diagnostic procedures. Children’s medicine will use new methods of robotic surgery and laser treatments. New diagnostic systems will become more readily available. This birth of the new world will also involve an evolution in religions and religious practices and the soul’s evolution. There will be religious transitions on our spiritual journey. Prayer and meditation will be daily rituals practiced by millions.

There will be other planets and eclipses in Capricorn, indicating we will continue to have the new structure and systems for years to come. Later, March 31st, 2020, we will experience the beginning of Aquarius’s egalitarianism, and we will bring the energies of the Aquarian Age to live the paradigm of an interconnected society.

In 2053, we will approach another epoch in the world and humanity. Not everyone will enjoy the life changes this planetary coupling will bring. Globally, there will continue to be strife between countries over borders and boundaries. These countries will be part of the shift, and they will begin to move toward each other in their ideas and plans through talks and compromise.

A new cycle begins the Winter Solstice on December 21st in Jupiter and Saturn. At this time, the planets will enter Aquarius, an Air sign, moving out of the heaviness of the Earth signs. This cycle begins with Aquarius and follows through with the other Air signs (Gemini and Libra) until the cycle is completed in 2159.

We have to move forward. We need to move toward new paradigms and away from destruction. The patriarchal period is coming to an end. It was not our natural way of being. We need to evolve, and now we have our turn at evolution. It’s time to experience the duality of male and female and to bring it into harmony.

We each are transforming. We need to heal and move forward into new ways of experiencing a higher consciousness in life. The leaders in the birth of a new world will be found in the ranks of those born during the most recent Saturn-Pluto conjunctions.

New beginnings are often described as painful endings. -Unknown

Back to the Future, Again

On May 15th of 2018, Uranus, that rebellious, planet of the internet and technology, freedom and feminism, that electrifying instigator of change, will begin operating in his non-traditional way, balking at the “old times.” Uranus refuses the status quo.  This is an action-master at work, stirring up trouble as he breaks cosmic rules. What can one say?  He is the bad boy of the planets. No rest for the weary when he’s around.  He operates on a high mental wattage thanks to his friend, Mercury.

Uranus is coming for a visit to stir up some energy.  To initiate change where it is long overdue.  His astrological foe, Taurus, who would rather maintain structure and predictability, will be charged with making change for the future.  This revolutionary partnership identifies the power of Taurus’ rulership with Mother Earth, finances/banking/currency, food and drink of the earth and the management of its land and property.

What grand surprises Uranus in Taurus is bringing to us during his lengthy visit! We need to keep in mind Uranus will visit other astrological signs during his visit of seven to eight years. Other signs will offer him some of their time and this will change his temperament depending on how he is welcomed.  This transient planet will move on to finer quarters on April 26th, 2026. Uranus will move about in the zodiac so some changes will have slow starts as he acclimates himself to the vibration of change.

Back to his upcoming visit with Taurus.  I can’t tell you exactly how Uranus’ visit to Taurus will be greeted.  For some it will be happy smiles; for others, perhaps disdain.  But what can I tell you?  You had a taste of it back in April and May of this year when a number of planets traveled through Taurus.  Think back, because it was a coming attraction, a snippet, of what is approaching.  It would be advisable to attempt a memory trip back to those months to recall what was going on for you.  Oh, don’t you wish you journaled?  I do! I do wish I had journaled.

Here it comes!  The first change–money, finances, taxes, moolah, whichever you choose–it will be a-changin’.   When you have time, look back and see the future.  Search for what was happening when this ever-changing celestial body called Uranus last visited Taurus, the sign associated with banking and finance, example: gold bullion.   I don’t want to diminish the significance of the tragedies and suffering of what was the Great Depression, which followed the tanking of Wall Street, or even the rationing of World War ll.  Those events were not unlike the devastation and heartbreak our brave brother and sister Americans have been facing recently these past days in the great states of Texas and Louisiana.

Back to bad boy Uranus.  In 2018, Uranus is going to couple with Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter teams up with Scorpio on October 10th, 2017, and will remain here until November 18th, 2018. Jupiter is the planet of expansion and optimism and will join the water sign, I-want-to-know-I’m-a-clear-and-deep-thinker Scorpio. Talk about strange bedfellows!  Interestingly, Scorpio rules the 8th House of the zodiac.  This is the House of Other People’s Money (banks, mortgages, loans, investments, scholarship money, wills, alimony, etc.), and Death, as an ending transition or a life transformation. Many financial changes will abound and all of them are worth investigating. For instance, cryptocurrency was introduced at the beginning of the second decade of 2000.  This new form of currency will expand in 2018. Today we have bitcoin, tomorrow may bring the fedcoin.

Here it is! Another example of back to the future.  We had these same astrological transitions back in 1935 when the Bank Act (which gave us the FDIC) came into effect–and weird as it may seem–Monopoly, the game of money and real estate, was published the same year. Get the game and learn it well, because you will be living it as Uranus transits in 2018 to making changes in banking, currency, food distribution, oil production, equality/freedom, and natural resources.

Uranus rules lightning, therefore changes may come quickly in the world of financial power. Perhaps this is the time when those companies and corporations who have not paid adequate or any taxes in the past, will now pay.  The Federal Reserve and its policy of quantitative easing (QE) will experience department upheavals in the system or the abolishment altogether of the QE.  We can hope the new way will have an allocation of funds for those tax-paying companies to hire people who seek to find a world outside of poverty.

One needs to prepare, be flexible and work collectively and creatively to produce a better system.  Working with others, we will be able to deal with these changes.  We all have a unique place in the rhythms of the times.  We must recognize our own self-worth. With these changes, we could see a rise in women in banking and industry.

The changes are unexpected, but likely.  They have the potential to be heavy-hitters. There will be changes and volatility in food, oil and land (real estate), in cost and production and delivery.  These will be harbingers of a flux.  When these changes occur, we will experience personal and employment equality and stability.  

There is the possibility of freedom in our natural resources. For instance, the cost of electricity, Uranus’s favorite utility, will change.  Mother Earth will go through her own changes with an increase in land mass from oceanic (Scorpio) expansion (Jupiter), as a result of volcanic action.  

In government, Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction) support the roles of Pluto (transformation). Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, has the primary function until 2025 of ruling the governing people.  This signals changes in government. I’m talking global here. Governments may collapse, the old way of governing will become outdated and will be remedied. New policies and ways of leading countries will be reconstructed. When these changes begin, some will happen quickly. Other systems of government will take time to be dismantled and re-structured. In the spirit of our old friend Uranus, fairness and equality will prevail with the help of Taurus, who believes in correcting mistakes of the past.


I want to tell you a story…

cropped-wave-893659_1920.jpgHere we go again!  Honestly, sometimes I think I don’t have enough going on in this ageing brain of mine.  The following woke it up when I came upon something familiar on social media.  There it was, a trip back to the future.  I have seen more of it lately. Perhaps because it shot to #1 in my thought-field when one of my dear clients/friends asked me if I was going to teach it again. Yikes, that was 10 years ago when we were all naive children expecting change on the rise of tomorrow’s sun.

Have you guessed it? I’ll give you a hint: “Shhh….”  That was easy.  It’s The Secret!  Did I just hear someone say, “Oh no, please dear God, she’s not going to tell us about affirmations!”  No, not this time, Debbie, Maureen, Maria, and Rosanna.  (I mention these students because they misbehaved, and frequently checked their phones in class.)

First, this is about The Universal Laws.  Stop it!  No complaining.  This is not going to be boring. Sit still and read on.

Secondly, The Universal Laws are the unchanging principles that help us to understand how things happen. The Laws assist us to assimilate knowledge, and teach us about what is necessary for the expansion of our lives, especially our minds and souls. Sound familiar? Cause and Effect–hey, that is a Universal Law. See, I told you it wasn’t boring.

The Secret was actually very beneficial because it opened the doors and windows of our minds to the existence of the Universal Laws. You’ve heard of, and possibly use the greeting Namaste. Well, that actually is the first Law.  It’s the Law of Divine Oneness.  When you say it to another it means that you recognize The Divine resides within him, as it does within you.  He is as much a part of The Divine energy, The Divine spark, as you are.  Don’t worry, my mind isn’t starting to wander.  I retain great mental focus… you’ll see as we go on.

I would dearly enjoy discussing all 12 (some say 7, some say 24, but 12 is it) of the Laws with you, but I must get back on task: The Secret. It used another of the Laws as its toThe Secretpic for educating the public about, as I previously mentioned, The Law of Cause and Effect, or in other words, Karma, or “you reap, what you sow.” This was done to perfection.  Have to stop for a minute.  Wasn’t that the scene where the old guy in the dungeon, with the white beard and raggy clothes who was ‘secretly’ writing “The Secret” scrolls?  He really scared the bejesus (hey, it’s an old Irish expression, what can I tell you?) out of me at the time.  Now, I date similar men.  Just kidding.

That scene was pretty fluid in setting us up for The Law of Attraction.  This is what I was getting at from the beginning. You didn’t need to read the book or see the movie to know how this is a great Universal Law. You see, the Universe in all its glory and The Divine in Its love really wants us to have it all.  But (there’s always a “but”) you need to do the work.  Sure, you can attract what you want, but you need to fill the pre-requisites to have it permanently. You really need to know, to understand, and to recognize these Laws.  They are all part and parcel of manifesting.  You can’t have one without the other. Is that a melody I hear?  No, I guess not.  Moving on…. All of these Laws have a corresponding effect on each other.  Understanding them and how they help us to evolve is a Universal gift. They will, we hope, help us to become even greater citizens of our world.  They are the tools you can use every day of your life. They have the int
rinsic ingredients that help us to have the freedom and security we all yearn to have in our lifetime.

What should you do? How do you find the answers? Find yourself a young, chipper, exciting metaphysical teacher or, better yet, do your search, and you will come up with thousands of entries for The Universal Laws.  Get your notepad and pencil out and be creative. I love affirmations.  They are productive and definitely rewarding. The best part is using the Laws and seeing the remarkable changes and love they bring to your life.

See, that wasn’t so bad, right?

Solar Eclipse: September 1st, 2016

Annular_EclipseOn Thursday, September 1st, there is a New Moon, Solar Eclipse in Virgo.  This is a significant Eclipse.  It generates powerful energy because the Sun and Moon are all aspecting or in a relationship with the Sun and Moon, along with the planet Saturn, the governor of restructuring, and wouldn’t you know it, government! To top it all off, the nefarious and mysterious planet, Neptune, brings his imagination, magical tricks and dreams to the party. Mars, the warrior planet wants to do a square dance with the illusionary Neptune. Early arrival Mercury is tottering on the doorstep, he doesn’t know why everyone won’t listen and is passing him by.  He got his invitation, but wastes his time passing out misinformation and trying to re-direct the other party-goers.  Thank the Universe that the health-minded and microbe-aware Virgo is giving the party.  Any antics Mars pulls could need medical attention. Watch your step, Mercury, you’re today’s lord of misinformation, the celestial guests are passing you right by. There will be other planetary visitors, but I think Saturn and Neptune will have a big influence on how noisy and loud the party will get.  They can bring a profound influence on the cosmic celebration.

There are a lot of possibilities with this gathering.  The noisy television pranksters who deliver the media news could bring Mercury’s poor direction, and ideas to the outlets, that may upset and shock some of us party attendees, false illusions of the  system could get out of hand. The unsolicited gifts, the favors and goodies usually presented as entertainment will become fodder for debate. Many of the stories told in debate are illusions and fail as debatable script, this along with the rhetoric turn out to be the tomes of the fear provoking war mongers.

The surprise of the party is the wafting scent of fresh brewed coffee. Now, all the wallflowers make an excited run for the sanitized Virgo kitchen.  Yes, it’s that time. They’ve awoken, and they really want to smell the rich scent of the truth. No more sitting around waiting for the next dance of the planets, no more wasting time on what could have been, the “what-ifs.”  The wallflowers are us and we are better informed. No more posturing, no more wasting our time, no more listening to the talking heads. We look to the future gatherings of all the celestial bodies, not just the ones that come to excite, deflate and use our minds so we are addicted to their distortions of truth, their mongering, and their fighting over air waves.  We are here on earth observant of the truth, the facts, we want and receive only those words that speak that truth, and lead us to our most desired peaceful co-existence in this lifetime.   Hope you enjoyed the party. Oh, forgot to tell you.  Your St. Valentine’s Day invitation is in the stars, and will be delivered in time for the conclusion and bon voyage to this raucous Solar Eclipse.  Thanks for coming………..P.


Mind & Muscle: My Favorite M&Ms!

yoga-657048_640If you have ever had a reading with me, or have spent more than an hour listening to my incessant Virgo chatter, you know of my love for the miracle of the subconscious mind. Yes, I do go off on a tangent about its importance in our lives.  You will also hear me jabber about the significance of exercise and stretching.  Oh yes, and there’s another thing… I truly believe what you think is what you will manifest for yourself. So read what my quiet mind has written for you.  It will increase your vibrational energy.  Oh, that’s another subject I like to talk about.

Please allow me to give you my simplified explanation of this gift-giving mechanism called the power of your mind and body. The physical body (I’ll get to you and manifesting in a minute) has 3 types of physical muscle: skeletal, cardiac, and smooth. This musculature responds to exercise by giving us support and strength for movement; i.e., they have action only because you have exercised them.

Speaking of exercise there is an awesome exercise you can do with your mind. There are 3 tiers to your mind (thanks to Sigmund Freud and his clear enunciation of these tiers). They are the conscious mind (ego), which communicates to the world through your speech and writing. The pre-conscious, or sub-conscious, which amongst other things stores our recent memories, current programs (yup, the computer) and thoughts that are quickly reached for
utilization. Lastly, the unconscious long-term store house, which will ultimately work with the stored programs we have in that sub-conscious mind of yours. This is where we hold our past traumas, past experiences from our conscious mind. It expresses itself through emotions, imagination and dreams. Much like the muscles, it never forgets the action you put there.

The mind and muscles actually need the same exercise agenda….  “Use it or you lose it.” This unique similarity in function demonstrates itself in its response to what it will give back to you. It will return to you only what you have invested through sweat, memory, sensations, training and repetition.

The mind communicates in images. If you are a practitioner of creative visualization or imagery, you have more likely than not created a vision board.  This is a tool to assist you in implanting your wants, needs and desires in your
sub-conscious mind for positive outcomes.  Exercising and programming your muscles gives you strength and stamina to aid you in meeting the physical demands of life.  Ah… so mental exercising through meditation, self-hypnosis, visualization and positive self-affirmations encourages your mind to work for you. This is mind power.

The sub-conscious mind is not prejudiced; it will accept any thought or image you bestow upon it.  It truly doesn’t recognize the difference between fact and fantasy. So be careful what you feed this hungry part of your mind. Remember, what you think is what you get!

A quick note about your brain.  The brain is our main processing unit. This powerhouse takes from your sub-conscious mind your thoughts, beliefs, habits, and memories and places them in a cell carrying nerve, called a neuron that passes it onto another neuron.  There’s a bridge over which they meet on called a synapse. Bingo! This is where all the information you have gathered is transmitted to your muscle and mind cells.

I hope you have enjoyed my own version of the importance of visualizing and exercise. It certainly has been my pleasure to share.  I talked aloud the whole time I was typing, wouldn’t you know it!

Allow me to introduce myself…

Pat Russell.1My name is Pat Russell. I have been reading and teaching tarot and palmistry for many years. I have had the honor of reading for family, friends, neighbors, and clients. All of these people, from those known to me to world-renowned artists and mediums, have truly contributed to making my spiritual life meaningful. All of these people have entrusted me with their dearest memories, their dreams, and personal challenges. It has been my privilege to be of service as a confidante and adviser/counselor.

It has been my joy to teach others the power and daily practicalities of tarot and palmistry in assisting them to help themselves and in turn, to help others. I am happy to say that many have gone on to help others.

I am also a registered nurse, and provide private-duty care to elderly patients. If I can be of service to you, please contact me with the information provided on this website.

Thank you. I look forward to you introducing yourself next!