There is really only one voice worth listening to, and that voice is the voice of the Divine within each of us. Our mind is like an annoying, persistent buzz, analyzing situations and presenting random solutions as fast as it can calculate them. None of those factor in the limitless possibilities of the universe. The moment we give our power away to mind, we’re screwed. Our miracle is delayed. The only thing worth trusting is our Soul, our divinity, our essence. Link to that. Breathe. Listen. Let Mind go, just for a few minutes. Feel. Surrender. Open your heart to the universe, and watch your miracles unfold. One of my favorite affirmations, ( It may be from Catherine Ponder) is “ In my life, miracles follow miracles, and God’s blessings never cease.” Today is a new day. On tomorrow’s New Moon, let’s all remind ourselves to discipline mind, and restore it to its rightful place as a trusted servant, not a relentless bully trying to run the show. What a relief that would be. Let your Soul drive. It knows the way. Blessings, Judith

Another Amazing Gem and Mineral Show

This years Gem and Mineral show in Massachusetts was fabulous. I had committed to buy some beautiful stones from one of my dealers while he was in Brazil. ( He sent photos while he was down there. I love that I got the first look at everything). The Smokey Quartz Points are from the same Mine as my huge Smokey Quartz Point from last year’s show. Absolutely stunning. The biggest one is half Smokey Quartz, and half golden Citrine. The others are dark Morion Smokey. Unreal. The other insane piece from Brazil is a two foot long polished Smokey Quartz Point, which is a third sparkling clear Quartz, with a huge Lithium Phantom on the end. I couldn’t leave it there. It’s spectacular.

I was sold out of big Obsidian Spheres, so I contacted my dealer in Mexico, and let him know I needed more of those. I bought twenty. They are five, six, and seven inches. I bought ten more pendants. I came close to wiping him out.I bought a thirty pound Rose Quartz Sphere, and a ten pound one, loaded with stars. I bought Carnelian Flames, and killer Labradorite with great flash.

I found some unusual things, a Quartz Cluster with crimson Hübnerite growing on it, from Peru. Very rare. Some Amphibole Quartz, an Amethyst with Smokey Quartz from Madagascar. More Citrine. Bumblebee Jasper. Emerald from Brazil. Ruby in Kyanite Shiva Lingams. I’ll be listing all of them for weeks.

I was blown away by what I found. There’s so much. Time to start typing. Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast For August

It’s hard to believe it’s August already. The Sun is in Leo for most of the month. Leo is a Fixed sign of the zodiac, Fixed Fire. The Fixed signs grant fixity of purpose and tenacity. Some might say stubbornness, but I like tenacity, myself. It is ruled by the Sun. The key words for Leo are “ I will”. The symbol is the lion, representing nobility and courage. The stone is Ruby, the colors are scarlet and gold. Let’s take a look at some of the important planetary aspects this month.

The Moon in Aries on 8/2 makes a Trine to the Sun, Fire sign to Fire sign. This brings zeal and enthusiasm, and a desire to have fun. At the same time, the Moon squares Pluto, the alchemist. This can bring up old issues that need to be released. The Moon moves into Taurus on 8/3, where it conjuncts to Uranus and Trines Saturn. This is powerful. Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected changes, freedom, and new beginnings. Saturn is the planet of wisdom and patience. This combination encourages movement forward along with the patience required to sustain growth in the new direction. Excellent.

August 11th brings the New Moon, which is a Solar Eclipse. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in Leo, at about 6 AM Eastern time. This is a good time for intention work.

Mercury finally goes direct on 8/19. Whee! We have a repeat of that wonderful combination of the Moon aspecting Uranus and Saturn on 8/21, this time it Trines Uranus and conjuncts Saturn. Lovely.

The Sun moves into Virgo on 8/23, an Earth sign. 8/25 is very good, with a Grand Trine in the Earth signs, the Sun in Virgo forming a Trine to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is fabulous. It’s a combination of ambition, motivation, liberation, and wisdom. Reach for the stars today.

The Full Moon on 8/26 is actually a good one. It carries over some of the beautiful energy of the previous day, except that the Moon has moved into visionary Pisces. Dream big. The 27th is also good. The month ends on 8/31 with more wonderful aspects. We have another Grand Trine in Earth, with the Sun in Virgo, the Moon in Taurus again, conjuncting Uranus and Trining Saturn, as we had earlier. What a beautiful way to say goodbye to August.

Let this month light your fire. Give yourself permission to laugh, love, play, and grow. In Chinese medicine, the Fire Element inspires us. Fire spreads. This month invites us to be the light the world so desperately needs right now. Let your light shine. Have a beautiful month. Blessings, Judith