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Haniel
December’s Guardian Angel
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
As the winter holiday season unfolds in all of its splendor angels always seem to be more active than usual. Perhaps it is the holiday music invoking Them, as music has long been called the speech of the angels.
Haniel, whose name means “Grace of God”, is especially associated with December. Call upon Her to facilitate emotional rapport with others, positive connections and the subtle magic of the Moon. Her presence is patient, calming and ethereal. It is December 3rd, the day of December, 2017’s Super Moon as I’m writing this. Each month the Full Moons mark a peak of mystical and spiritual energy. The veils to higher dimensions open.
Here is an invocation to draw Haniel’s assistance during these times of personal and planetary change.
“Archangel Haniel,
I call to you! With your divine and loving wisdom, draw grace, charm and the most positive energies to me. Amen/So Be It.”

You will know that She is present once you feel more centered and surrounded by more uplifting circumstances.

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2018 – A Universal Two Year
Astro-Numerology
By Dikki-Jo Mullen

Calendars and numbers naturally go together. The numbers of the days, months and years help to orient us. Numbers are essential to sanity and happiness, they help us find our way amid the chaos. There is something so comforting about numbers. Astrology and numerology have gone hand in hand at least since the time of Pythagoras in the 6th Century BC. Number codes are prominent in many spiritual texts, including The Bible.
A wonderful way to begin to understand number patterns is to consider the Universal Year. Add and reduce the digits in the calendar year you want to consider. 2018 is 2+0+1+8 = 11. 1+1 =2. So 2018 is a two Universal Year.
The two year is ruled by the Moon. It is emotions, relationships and heritage. Peacemaker, sensitive, moody, intuitive are the keynotes. Collections and history, keepsakes and reunions are of concern. Make a family tree, test your DNA to learn of your ancestry. The needs of the very young and the water supply are other important concerns.
White, black, salmon, silver and blue are some favorable colors for wardrobe, home décor and meditation candles this year. Crystals to wear or carry include the moonstone, pearls, cat’s eye and white jade. Also wear the metal silver. Music associated with 2 to select includes string and wind instruments, harp and violin, classical music, symphony concerts. The musical note B is associated with the number 2.
Health wise the stomach and digestive system can need some care. Also be aware of hereditary factors impacting health. Foods to have in one’s diet this year are cabbage, chicory, lettuce, melons, cucumbers, turnips. Wintergreen and cinnamon are favorable for herbal teas and also as aromatherapies.
What does this number two year of 2018 hold for you? To determine your own personal year number add your month and day of your birth to two, then keep adding the numbers together until just one single digit remains.
This is an example for Vice President Mike Pence who was born on June 7. So add 06 (for June) + 07 + 2 (for 2018) = 15 and 1 + 5 = 6. So the year of 2018 shows Pence will have a personal six year; a time of increased popularity, domestic concerns, new alliances and cultural interests. The Moon’s position in his natal horoscope will be accented. There is some variety in the astrological rulerships of the nine numbers, but here are the ones I prefer to use.

One   will, leadership, vitality, independence, beginnings (Sun)

Two   sensitive, partners, emotions, receptive (Moon)

Three   expansion, creative, diplomatic, sociable (Jupiter)

Four    structured, boundaries, limitations, physical, grounded (Saturn)

Five    dual, communicates, restless, adventure, witty, clever (Mercury)

Six      domestic, loyal, concerned, artistic, refined, cultured (Venus)

Seven     intellectual, mysterious, mystical, reserved, occultism (Uranus)

Eight     tenacious, materialist, accomplished, powerful, upward mobility
(Neptune, also Jupiter)

Nine     universal, endings, humane, broad scope, spiritual, reflective
(Mars, also Pluto)

Live in Harmony With Your Numbers
Finish up things in your personal nine year, begin projects afresh in a one year. Marry or try creative projects in a two or six year. Work hard in a four or eight year. Take risks in a three year, try study and multi-tasking in a five year. Meditate and contemplate, enjoy peace and privacy in your personal seven year.

Think back upon important years in your own life. Check the numerology of the years you recall. To look ahead using numerology remember that the months of January and October of each year give a foreshadowing of the times to come in the next year. Events in January and October of 2017, for example, will foreshadow the whole of 2018.

 

The Venus-Jupiter Conjunction on November 13, 2017 inspired sharing this original pastel. Survival amid the beauty of nature is the theme, honoring these beautiful, graceful creatures.

New banner designed as a backdrop for the astrology updates on Facebook.

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A Dream of Bread
Coping With These Times of Personal and Planetary Change
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
The delightful and unmistakable fragrance of bread baking came in a dream this morning. Perhaps it was Grandmother Esther making stollen in heaven? Bread was honored in pagan times as the staff of life. It is also a sacred symbol in prose and poetry. Stollen is one kind of traditional bread. It has been made since the Middle Ages. Here is a recipe to try, inspired by the vivid dream as I awoke. I found it included in a family kitchen notebook, handwritten over 80 years ago! Stollen is unique, a cake like bread, an elegant pastry. It’s a traditional gift of love and friendship. Often linked to the Christmas season, it can be a delightful surprise when served any time. Many are feeling anxious now during these times of personal and planetary change. It occurred to me that making some bread would be helpful, a constructive kind of therapy.
Ingredients
· 3/4 cup raisins
· 1/2 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
· 1/4 cup dried currants
· 3/4 cup apple juice
· 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
· 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 cup milk
· 1/2 cup butter, cubed
· 2 eggs
· 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
· 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
· 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
· 1/2 cup chopped almonds
· Confectioners’ sugar, optional
· GLAZE:
· 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
· 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Directions
In a large bowl, soak raisins, fruit and currants in apple juice for 1 hour; drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add the eggs, grated peels and extract; beat until smooth. Stir in the almond, fruit mixture and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down; divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 12×8-in. oval. Fold one of the long sides over to within 1 in. of the opposite side; press edges lightly to seal. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Dust with confectioners’ sugar or combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over loaves. Yield: 2 loaves (14 slices each).
1. , combine 1-1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add the eggs, grated peels and extract; beat until smooth. Stir in the almond, fruit mixture and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 12×8-in. oval. Fold one of the long sides over to within 1 in. of the opposite side; press edges lightly to seal. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Dust with confectioners’ sugar or combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over loaves. Yield: 2 loaves (14 slices each).
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After Irma

Post hurricane Florida is emerging following the passing of Irma. So many beautiful trees are left brown, wind burned, from the merciless assault. Now, from underneath the wreckage, tiny leaves of spring like green are bringing hope through the thin autumn light. Here is a watercolor I completed to honor a single brave and translucent, almost angelic magnolia. She turns her face up to bask in the balmy rays and her back upon the carnage, The background is meant to suggest the mountains of fallen branches and leaves in her past … how does this encourage us all to rise above the old memories and look upward to the future?