A new video about uranium mining by Charmaine White Face

This video was posted on May 6 and talks about the legacy of all the abandoned uranium mines in this area. PowerTech will say that this is irrelevant to their proposal because they will use a new technology called ISL mining, not open pit. While that is true and they may very well introduce less uranium and other heavy metals into the environment, Charmaine’s point is that does not change the fact that our area is already suffering from the legacy of all the abandoned open pit uranium mines. There is no good reason to spend resources on any kind of new uranium mining when there is already so much here that needs cleaning up first. Any new amount of leak or excursion would be very dangerous considering the amount of uranium and other heavy metals already in our water and air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaxBtVGKnPk&feature=youtu.be

For those of us who see ourselves as citizens of the planet, we cannot ignore the devastation caused by nuclear energy. Assuming that all of the uranium mined only goes to peaceful uses (which in reality cannot be absolutely guaranteed), we still cannot participate in the mindless destruction of our living environment. Looked at holistically, nuclear energy is not sustainable in all three phases; the mining of uranium, the operation of nuclear plants, and the disposal of the spent fuel rods after the fact. Shortsighted greed is not acceptable when it compromises the sustainability of life of the many on our planet  for short term profits of the few.

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” – Mr. Spock

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/01/17813244-a-very-fragile-situation-leaks-from-japans-wrecked-nuke-plant-raise-fears?lite

Clay

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BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP Wednesday April 24, 2013

The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck. The actual Full Moon will occur at 1:58pm Mountain Daylight Time Thursday April 25, 2013. This is the Full Moon of Taurus/Scorpio. It is the Wesak Festival of the Buddha.

This Full moon is a partial Lunar Eclipse as noted by our friend and amazing astrologer Robert Wilkinson:

…..This Partial Lunar Eclipse Wesak Festival in Taurus-Scorpio over time will show us how to deal with opening to new activities taking us away from the known and familiar in social-emotional levels of life, and will definitely be directly related to opportunities and potential futures and higher Truths opened between July 2011 and February 2012.

This one will get us crystal clear about what needs to be done and how it needs to be done. For many, a leaving behind of the “known and familiar” and moving into a greater, more intense social experience. This one will help us see a greater maturity, or old responsibilities eliminated and new ones accepted. Whatever is stripped away will leave a void to be filled with deeper relationships and life experiences over time, so learn to hold the empty space with patience and a sense of attracting what you need “to perfect the great work” between late June and mid-November 2013.

It will bring a greater awareness around recent and current losses, and show us the power of holding the void. Whatever is shut down by this Wesak Lunar Eclipse creates a space for a new power, a new magnetism, a new sense of purpose, a new way of substantiating and confirming a greater duty or set of responsibilities that will be clearly recognizable this Summer and Autumn. So whatever Lunar/Saturn functions are shut down will bring a newer, steady, long range pulse of Saturn activity when it occupies this degree just before it goes stationary direct in early July, and continues to sit next to or on this Eclipse degree through mid-August…..

http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/2013/04/astrology-in-april-2013-on-the-threshold-of-a-partial-lunar-eclipse-at-6-scorpio.html

From our friends at www.Souledout.org:

2013 Meditation Theme ~ Taurus

SouledOut.org’s meditation focus for the Taurus 2013 lunar cycle relates to The Wesak ~ Festival of Shamballa and emphasizes the Will aspect of Divinity.

We Are The Monads and Here We Stand
and Standing Know
We Are The Synthetic Cosmic Path of Life Itself

The Divine Purpose of the Wesak Festival is expressed in our participation in the annual spiritual event of the full moon in Taurus, as “The quality of Divine Love-Wisdom should pour into the body of humanity through the medium of those disciples whose attention has taken up the theme of service.” (1)

The Light of Taurus ~ The Penetrating Light of the Path ~ assists us in attaining the Shamballa alignment required to evoke the spiritual energies of the Wesak ritual. Each year the Wesak experience effectively offers the opportunity for all to align more fully with Divine Purpose. By doing so, and in group formation, we may be impressed thusly by the revelation of the evolving Divine Plan for our upcoming service.

It is the immediate and imminent probability of … world reconstruction and [the] coming of the Christ which are held in mind at the annual recurrence of the Wesak Festival, each full moon of Taurus …. [We] can thus set up a current of aspiration and a vortex of force which will have a vital appeal and which will call forth a definite response (in the spiritual significance of the term) from Those Who seek to aid. (2)

Electric fire relates to the quality of Will and manifests as Unity of Spirit. As Watchers of the Dawn we are called to Wield this force through the Principle of Decision, by aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.

During this potent phase of the annual journey, SouledOut’s meditation theme integrates our awareness and assimilation of the zodiacal energies of the Lighted Way, and these united efforts bring us ever closer to our Divine Destiny.

We remain open in to renewed potential for Divine Embodiment as may manifest through the invocative appeal of humanity, foretold in the Doctrine of the Coming One and linked to the teachings of every world religion.

We are advised to open our hearts and minds and to find the points of agreement and strengthen them, recognizing that all spiritual paths lead to the same place. When we can cooperate and respect our diversity, we see all expressions as Divine and as aspects of the Plan. We see all as the Path.

In regard to the 7 Cosmic Paths ~ the Way to Higher Evolution, this Taurus cycle corresponds to Path VI, “one on which the Masters in training have to work with the devas who are so frequently the mobile agents of the creative process in solar creation.” (3)

The association of the Taurus cycle with Higher Path VI is in part through mutual connection with the Pleiades star cluster and Venus (exoteric ruling planet of Taurus). Our developing understanding of this Path of the Logos may bring awareness of inner cosmic vision and response to cosmic vibration, especially as we consider the relationship between Sanat Kumara, our Solar Logos, Deva evolution and the greater destiny of Humanity.

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Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Wednesday evening and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.

The Hierophant is the Tarot card for Taurus. He is the Master of Ceremonies and officiates at the Initiation of the Disciple into the Mysteries. Remember that the bull has been always associated with the Goddess and the Ancient Mysteries.

We must not let violent acts or fear mongers get us off our center. In the midst of all the chaos please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to find the calm center within each of us. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD

605.341.0724     dcu777@rushmore.com

 

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BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP TUESDAY MARCH 26, 2013

BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:30 pm
4105 Woodbine Place, Rapid City, South Dakota
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This month we will celebrate the FULL MOON OF ARIES on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm at our home. It will be a potluck. Bring a friend. All are welcome. Don’t forget to connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. It is especially important that we all do this now that The Shift of the Ages is in full gear.

Also, we will talk about OESTARA eggs and other ancient fertility spring rites. This is the Festival of Easter, the first of the three annual major festivals. Remember that the natural year starts on the Spring Equinox, which happened today, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The Spring Equinox is when the Sun enters the sign of Aries. So one week later we are having the Full Moon of Aries. The actual time of this Full Moon is on Wednesday March 27, at 3:28 am Mountain Daylight Time. So this Sunday March 24 is Palm Sunday and Sunday March 31, 2013 is Easter Sunday. Aries.2

Did I mention that we have been having an extra amount of Dream-time energy being released right now? Neptune entered its own sign of Pisces two years ago, starting a 168 year cycle. Time for Humanity to dream a new dream. You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. And the Sun was just at the last degree of Pisces yesterday. Venus is now there at this very moment. So Robert Wilkinson pointed out that this time is extra powerful for all of us to be dreaming our dreams and making intentions for the kind of world that we want to live in. From Robert’s comment on the article:

Hi all – A few hours down the road Venus will enter 30 Pisces. That degree is the midpoint between the dreaming of yesterday and the dreaming of tomorrow. This is a moment of beginnings between endings, the heart of a cosmic moment. Keep dreaming!! The post on Venus at 30 Pisces will be up late tonight, and on FB tomorrow morning. To those who have commented that they’re moving into some very heavy subtle spaces and getting very high, I believe I have the reason why this particular dreamspace is so potent. It’s because we are in between two powerful energies each focusing through 30 Pisces within a short span of a few dozen hours. And we’re in the heart of it today!! Aries.1The interesting thing about this moment in the Divine Map is that the dreamspace was vitalized by the Sun pouring Solar force into the ethers yesterday. Venus will soon help us capture images in the dreamspace tomorrow. Today is the Cosmic Moment in between which vibrates to both while blending them in a celestial chord.

http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/2013/03/its-the-vernal-spring-equinox-2013-whats-coming-in-april-may-and-june.html

Aries

Aries.3“I Come Forth and from the Plane of Mind, I Rule”

Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

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Finally, here is the monthly information from the good people at SouledOut.org:

2013 Meditation Theme ~ Aries

We Are The Monads and Here We Stand
and Standing Know
We Are The Synthetic Cosmic Path of Life Itself

Our meditation focus for the Aries 2013 cycle is based on this keynote. Throughout the month, may we explore the significance of this invocation, as it develops and demonstrates in and through our experience.

Each year, our journey as One renews the expression of our awareness of the cyclic zodiacal energies in identification with the Divine ~ now via the Monad, our highest aspect.

Our Monadic essence joins with the planetary Hierarchy to approach Shamballa. There is a broadening of inclusiveness, as the bridge from Heart to Head is emphasized. Building of the bridge between lower and higher mind is ” … the first step towards achieving monadic consciousness, and thus the first step towards the Way of the Higher Evolution.” (2)

Moving through Aries, our united efforts bring us ever closer to our Divine Destiny, relating humanity and the earth to greater beings and cycles beyond our planetary experience.

Aries is, as might be expected, closely connected with the Great Bear but peculiarly so with one of the stars called The Pointers; these point to the Pole star which is at this time a major “star of direction.” Direction, will, purpose and plan are all connected with the solar Logos and with His evolutionary undertakings in connection with the many lives manifesting in the vehicle of expression which we call the solar system. All these respond to the influences of the first ray which is, to all intents and purposes, the energy of divine embodied will, which has been esoterically described as “unavoidable directed purpose.” (1)

Direction and Purpose are expressions of the Will aspect, exemplified in Aries as this quality initiates the new yearly cycle. The Principle of Decision guides our choices and actions, offering an opportunity to advance goodwill and right human relations.

As aspirants and disciples, we presently consciously realign with the Divine Plan ~ the unfolding Purpose of the One Life. Through embodiment of the Principle of Decision, we then become steadier in our service expression.

The Will aspect of deity manifests as Unity of Spirit. As Watchers of the Dawn we are called to Wield this force, by aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.

Calling upon the available Will during the Aries cycle, there is opportunity for Clarity leading to Freedom as we determine to overcome all that dilutes the Life and our shared experiences.

We Rise
We Know
We Serve

http://souledout.org/festivals/ariesfestival13/ariesfminvite.html#med

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Aries.4Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD
605.341.0724
www.clayuptain.com

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Astrology Class Thursday March 7, 2013 6:30 pm

LIGHTING THE LANTERN

A SERIES OF CLASSES ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH

BY CLAY UPTAIN, B.A., M.P.A.

NEXT CLASS

Introduction to Astrology

Third Session

Planets Are People

Thursday March 7, 2013 6:30 pm

Class topics and number of classes spent on each topic will be determined by the participants. The cost is $15.00 per class, including materials. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. You may attend any individual or all classes that you choose.  Previous attendance is not required. All classes and individual consultations are held at

4105 Woodbine Place, Rapid City, SD

Contact CLAY at 605-341-0724  

dcu777@rushmore.com

www.clayuptain.com

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BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2013

The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Sunday February 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck. The actual Full Moon will occur at 1:26 pm Mountain Standard Time Monday February 25, 2013.  Mercury is going retrograde on Saturday February 23 at 2:42 am, so consider it retrograde by Friday. The most significant event with the stars currently is this Mercury in Retrograde motion. It will be there for the next 3 weeks. Please check out the insightful article on this by our good friend and astrologer extraordinaire Robert Wilkinson:

[This] retrograde will be an extremely important one showing us that when all is said and done, we will find what nourishes us among those who are our spiritual family. We can find protection, or can see how we have been protected in our “day of labor” and now can sit down for the feast.

We may find insights related to 2008-2010 when Uranus and Jupiter transited this degree, and can see what life has prepared for us since the last Mercury retrograde. We have all had opportunities to look back and distill wisdom from our past experiences while navigating the Grand Irrationality that’s been constantly active since the last Mercury RX period.

This retrograde will help us say goodbye to many things, and experience “the encompassing richness of experience whenever (our) particular ordeal is over.” We can find “spiritual nourishment” and an “ingathering of forces” that is our reward for diligent work. This time we can stabilize our understanding or plans based in reviewing what we’ve glimpsed or sensed the past several weeks.

Consider the next 3 weeks as a transition period where we shall all take a look back, and do what we must to achieve closure on whatever is related to the 2008-2010 period. Trust your final insights more than your initial ones, and see what is ending or needs closure. This period will concentrate many energies preparing us for the new beginnings of mid-March, while everything we cannot take across the threshold of late March will begin to fade away or dissolve. It will certainly be an important retrograde, given the aspects in play!

http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/2013/02/the-guide-of-souls-in-february-2013-mercury-slowing-down-preparing-to-go-retrograde-at-20-pisces.html

This is the Full Moon of Pisces/Virgo:

2013 Pisces Meditation Theme

The Bliss of Sacrifice

Wielding The Electric Fire of Life We Ignite The Seed
Revealing We Are The Synthetic Cosmic Path of Life Itself

Rounding out this year’s meditation focus on Cosmic Communion ~ Consummation of the Life Everlasting theme now, in Pisces, we gain further alignment to the Divine Purpose and Plan.

Synthesis is. (1) This is based on the Essential Divinity of all life. Recognizing this truth, we are called to surrender, to be the Divine Path through the sacrifice of all that is extraneous.

In order to tread the Path, one must become that Path itself. This refers to our construction of the connecting channel between the outer, concrete world and the inner planes of the abstract ideal (2), linking us to the larger, cosmic perspective.

This concept of Being the Path is similarly expressed in the words of the Esoteric Catechism pledge of the disciple, affirming the sacrifice made by the soul: “I am the Cross, I am the Way; I tread upon the work I do.” (3)

Bliss, we’re told by Alice Bailey, is the pure nature of the Spirit and may be comprehended only upon the soul’s realization of oneness with divine essence, on the level of mind ~ following its at-onement with the personal self. (4)

The Bliss of Sacrifice is applied not just in the surrender of the lower self to reveal the higher. The bliss referred to is a profound effect of service, calling moreover for the “… death of that which is higher in the order and scale of being, in order to release that which is lower.” (5)

When the separated self comes to understand itself as a part of a greater life, we become willing to sacrifice ourselves for the good of the whole. We become strong enough to subordinate the self, the part, the fragment of the totality of life. Finally, the hero-soul realizes that there is in reality no separation at all, but one pervading Life. We learn the joy [or bliss] of sacrifice, for as we joyfully pour ourself forth as part of Life Universal, we truly understand that all Life is One, and that nothing has been lost. (6)

Our very experience affirms the recognition of the group Soul, present and active in our awareness, providing support and stamina. As we meet the challenges that arise during times of collective or individual crisis, we are thereby fortified.

The working disciples throughout the world are struggling with every means at their disposal to spread the gospel of sacrifice, because only upon sacrifice can world stability be safely founded ~ the sacrifice of selfishness. (7)

The present Piscean energies assist in summoning the World Saviour through sacrifice, as we align to this Plan and Purpose.

It is the living Christ (the living world Saviour) Who saves humanity. It is the sacrifice, day by day, in the process of daily living which can save the world … the sacrifice of selfish personal interests for the good of the whole and the giving up of one’s practical life to the salvage of the world. (8)

From the perspective of our planetary life, at this time in evolution we are becoming aware of the third Great Approach, “… which will bring the new revelation, with its realised consequences, of a new heaven and a new earth.” (9)

It seems as though many of us are being guided on a “need to know” basis, as to our service.

Invoking, receiving, and directing the cosmic power of Pisces, the world savior, of sacrifice and death, of renunciation and detachment, of bondage and captivity, the group server can allow this cosmic energy to wash through all aspects of itself, through the human soul, through human expression and activity, and through the entire planet, bringing with it the spiritual power to appropriate divinity directly into human material form and expression. As it does so, the world savior is born within humanity and divinity is revealed. (10)

More and more, we recognize that we are all in this endeavor together. Each person’s actions potentially can have major ramifications, and through our cosmic perspective ~ inclusive of all life, rather than simply representative of one arena or other ~ we are called to acknowledge our full spiritual nature and to share this wisely with one and all.

Our receptivity to the inflow of cosmic spiritual energy brings electric fire, emanating from Deity. Alignment to Divine Purpose or Will thereby brings the Activity of Spirit into dynamic, coherent synthesis. (11)

 To the Glory of the One!

http://souledout.org/cosmology/zodiacallights/pisces/pisceslight.html

Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Sunday evening and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.

“There’s a temple on an island
I think of all the Gods and what they feel
You can only find them in the deepest silence
I got to get off of this big wheel

And I’m a Pisces fish and the river runs through my soul
I’m a Pisces fish and the river runs through my soul

And I’ll be swimming until I can find those waters
That one unbounded ocean of bliss
That’s flowing through your parents, sons and daughters
But still an easy thing for us to miss”

-Saint George Harrison

This is the Tarot Card for Pisces. The entire Spiritual Path is depicted in this Arcana. Can you see it? The human personality finally leaves the primordial waters after millions of years. It enters the Path of Discipleship and the pace immediately quickens. We work our way past the desire-mind and all its entrapments. Then we are ready to climb the peaks in search of the Light. But how do we pass beyond the Veil held in place by the two pillars? What is our personal “Dweller on the Threshold” that we must confront? What planets rule Pisces? Which one entered the sign of Pisces one year ago and what does that mean for Humanity? Kryon says that it is time to recalibrate. Dharmarucci says that it is time for Humanity to collectively dream a new dream. What say you?

In the midst of all the transitions please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to find the calm center within each of us. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD

605.341.0724     dcu777@rushmore.com

From Main Street at the Gap take Jackson Boulevard south to Canyon Lake Drive.  Look for the Common Cents Convenience Store. Turn right onto Canyon Lake Drive. Go five short blocks, one street past Minnekahta. Turn right into Woodbine, and ours is the second house on the right – 4105. Our street is a half block long with no through exit.

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BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2013

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The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Saturday January 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck. The actual Full Moon will occur at 9:38 pm Mountain Standard Time Saturday January 26, 2013.  This is the Full moon of Aquarius/Leo:

2013 Aquarius Meditation Theme

Wielding The Electric Fire of Life We Ignite The
Seed Revealing The Synthesis of Life Itself

 As aspirants, we now consciously realign with the Divine Plan ~ the unfolding Purpose of the One Life. Through embodiment of the Principle of Decision, we then become steadier in our service expression.

Electric fire manifests as Unity of Spirit and expresses the Will aspect of deity. As Watchers of the Dawn we are called to wield this force by aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.

Direction and Purpose demonstrate Will, for the Principle of Decision guides our choices and actions providing an opportunity to advance goodwill and right human relations.

As each individual unit takes responsibility for applying their highest alignment to Purpose, one’s life becomes the Path, itself. This is an outgrowth of the ongoing sacrifice we make in service to the One.

Our Monadic essence joins with the planetary Hierarchy to approach Shamballa. There is a broadening of inclusiveness, as the bridge from Heart to Head is now emphasized.

The revealed quality of Synthesis relates largely to the Life aspect, that which enlivens all forms. Through our focus in the arenas of manifestation, the Christ consciousness will emerge fully into humankind’s common experience, as is held in anticipation of the Coming One ~ known in world religions by names including Lord Maitreya, Imam Mahdi, Messiah and Kalki Avatar.

In the Aquarian Age, the Risen Christ will bring the water of life to the people ~ life more abundantly. He will not this time demonstrate the perfected life of a Son of God, which was His main mission before; He will appear as the supreme Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy, meeting the need of the thirsty nations of the world ~ thirsty for truth, for right human relations and for loving understanding. (1)

In this light we are reminded that “… synthesis is, whilst unity is achieved and is the reward of action and effort.” (2) As we work with the great Principle of Unanimity, balance occurs in all realms including for the individual, the situation at hand, and the greater group life itself.

One definition of synthesis pertains to our expanding vision in relation to our Purpose ~ “A realisation that synthesis is the method whereby comprehension is attained, and that, by blending the pairs of opposites, the middle path is gained that leads straight to the heart of the citadel.” (3)

Inclusiveness is a pathway to revealing the synthesis that already exists, and offers tremendous potential for overcoming adversity and divisiveness through the practice of Right Human Relations.

We are moving through a pivotal cycle in world events, as has been pointed to by prognosticators from ancient civilizations all the way into present time. Yet in times of upheaval and change, there is great spiritual potential for evolution through enlightened public opinion and the application of Goodwill.

Aquarius orients us further into group alignment, where inclusivity is required in order to find the points of agreement and to strenghthen these. Utilizing the mountaintop vantage point gained in Capricorn we may now ground to the larger perspective, rather than focusing on distracting details.

From the perspective of our planetary life, at this time in evolution we are becoming cognizant of the third Great Approach, “… which will bring the new revelation, with its realised consequences, of a new heaven and a new earth.” (4)

We are Watchers of the Dawn, working with the present time inflow of energies to prepare for and usher in the emerging Aquarian age. All are valuable in this endeavor. By aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies, we reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself.

 Waters of life are we, pouring forth for the thirsty world. (5)

 http://souledout.org/cosmology/zodiacallights/aquarius/aqualight.html#med

Be sure to check out the always excellent articles over at www.aquariuspapers.com by one of the top astrologers on the planet today, Robert Wilkinson.

 Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Saturday evening on the 26th and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.

“You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as One” ~John Lennon

This is the Tarot Card for Aquarius. The person is unclothed because they have nothing to hide. They stand naked before the world. They are balancing themselves by pouring water on earth and water. People get confused thinking that Aquarius is a water sign. It is not. It is an air sign, grounded in the mental plane. It is known as the “water bearer,” but it actually is an air sign. It is ruled by Saturn and Uranus. What is the significance of the seven stars? What about the bird in the tree? The Shift of the Ages did indeed pass a critical turning point on December 21, 2012. The real Mayan Elders pointed out that it was a shift into a new era: http://www.shiftoftheages.com/

If you have not watched this video please do yourself a favor and watch it. Welcome to the New Age! We are here. In the midst of all the craziness please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to unplug from the negative news and find the calm center within each of us. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD
605.341.0724

From Main Street at the Gap take Jackson Boulevard south to Canyon Lake Drive.  Turn right onto Canyon Lake Drive. Go five short blocks, one street past Minnekahta. Turn right into Woodbine, and ours is the second house on the right – 4105. Our street is a half block long with no through exit.

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Black Hills Full Moon Group Thursday Dec 27, 2012

The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm. It will be at our home in Rapid City and will be a potluck. King of the Winter
Those of us with IQ’s over room temperature have always known that the true Mayan Elders NEVER EVER said that the world would end on the Winter Solstice of December 21. What they have always said is that it would be the end of an Era, and the beginning of a new Era. That of course is exactly what is happening. We are fortunate to have Felipe Gonzales give us information from the real Mayan Indigenous Elders in Guatemala. Here is a link to a recent  article concerning this very important shift in Human History:  
http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/2012/12/greetings-from-guatemala-at-winter-solstice-2012.html

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Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Thursday evening and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.

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The Full Moon of Cancer-Capricorn 2012 Pt. 1 – Deepening Our Experience, Finding Our Role, Playing It Gladly

by Robert Wilkinson

We’ve got a Full Moon coming! This Full Moon at 8 Capricorn-Cancer is deep, sensitive, self-organizing, penetrating, and offers us all the possibility of moving into a higher way of life through imitating whatever is needed to feel that life as ours. This two weeks opens the door to a life renewal for those who “hear the call,” and through showing mastery at “flying by the seat of the pants,” many will find themselves accepting higher responsibilities……..This initiating and intensely magnetic Full Moon increasing personal power and sensitivity falls at 8 degrees of Capricorn and Cancer. This Lunation, helping us settle into playing enjoyable roles expressed through imitative behavior, occurs December 28 at 3:21 am MST, 5:21 am EST, and 10:21 am Greenwich (UT).

An overview of this period ruled by this Full Moon shows it will illuminate our ability to enjoy playing a role we were born to play while accepting certain limitations as more boon than bondage. This is where we show personal authorship in the social-emotional realm through shining the light of the fears we’ve overcome since Spring 2012.

The focus of the light will reveal a new way to experience life and grow into a higher state through “imitative behavior.” Many will find the core of their strength they can reference as a bulwark of security amidst the total chaos promised by this Lunation.

When in doubt, fall back on your humanitarian inclinations, find that which holds scattered impulses together, overcome insecurity through patience, compassion, and forgiveness. It will also be important to keep in mind that we’re ALL moving through a very powerful Yod, or Finger of God, that is the focus of this Lunation. That’s because the Sun is conjunct Pluto, sextile Saturn, and quincunx Jupiter, reigniting the “expansion through sacrifice” theme of the Solstice. Links to articles about these at the end of this post.

This Full Moon will ultimately be stabilizing and comforting for those who confront the deep transformations promised by the Sun conjunct Pluto sextile Saturn. No Fear!! This is squeezing out all the mental chatter that would deflect us away from the productive concentration of magnetism promised by the sextile…..

© Copyright 2012 Robert Wilkinson

As always, The entire article contains much more information. There are many excellent articles about the Solstice, the Shift, and these very special times we are in over at Robert’s most incredible site: http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/

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In the midst of this momentous evolutionary shift please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to unplug from the negative news and find the calm center within each of us. Check out http://www.shiftoftheages.com/ There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD
605.341.0724

From Main Street at the Gap take Jackson Boulevard south to Canyon Lake Drive.  Turn right onto  Canyon Lake Drive. Go five blocks, one block past Minnnekahta. Turn right into Woodbine, and ours is the second house on the right – 4105.  Our street is a half block long with no through exit.

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Solstice Greetings from a friend in Guatemala

Greetings from Guatemala

THE WORLD WILL NOT END ON DECEMBER 21, 2012.

The editorial below, published a few days ago, by the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Maya Quiche, Rigoberta Menchu reiterates this message.

“The Mayan civilization, has been studied the world over, not only in the cultural field, commonly demonstrated through the folklore in our country, but also from a scientific angle, cultivated in an extraordinary way and strictly to the point that to this day, today modern science not only corroborates our knowledge but also continually discovers new advances of our sciences.

The mathematical and astronomical knowledge was huge, branches reflected, no doubt, in our different calendars, which are derived in wonderful conjunctions of time. Maya astronomical science, for example, is a reflection of human evolution on the paths through the galaxy and universe, which has allowed us, likewise, to understand and comprehend, first of all, that the universe is life, and secondly, that this is concatenated with the cosmic whole.

Within the Maya concept of time, what will happen on December 21 is not catastrophic. Everything said in the latter direction is only the malicious vulgarization, by a prevailing culture of fear, imposed and extended to a society in crisis, a fact which is completely opposite of the true meaning. Actually what will happen in our galaxy, in the framework of this concept, is what is known as the birth of a new sun and thus the continuity of the counting of time and Mayan calendrical cycles in sync with exceptional conditions for the cosmic return of life and the construction of this phenomenon has been fully natural, without mechanical and automatization.

The New Age, that starts next Friday in the Gregorian calendar and the Mayan calendar in Kajib ‘Ajpu is not unique only to the Mayan or indigenous peoples, but for all peoples and therefore for all mankind. The cosmos, the universe, and its energies involve absolutely everyone, and so in time to come we will have an opportunity for the beginning of a new destination, which will be marked by the pursuit of harmony, understanding , justice, and peace in society and this in tune with Mother Nature.

The present generations, from their calendrical, and astronomical legacy and our Mayan cosmogonic ancestors, now have the opportunity not only to learn but to live a unique and wonderful moment, on which are placed with the highest expectations and hope. The start of the New Sun must also be an intense struggle that leads the human being towards no fear, towards finding inner peace.

As we gather these spiritual capitals, which must also be supported by the values and ethics in human action, societies must necessarily yield the expected shift in which the inequities and injustices will be no more. Of course, the best destination, is also best for Mother Nature, because greed, in its attempt to subdue her until now continues to destroy her. (Translation by Google Translate)

Good wishes to everyone at the beginning of the New Age.

A GRAND CELEBRATION AND GREAT DIFFERENCES

On the eve of the Oxlajuj Baktun/Thirteen Baktun (5,200 year cycle), the indigenous pueblos of Guatemala are preparing for a grand celebration .  Mayan communities across the country are planning activities to celebrate this memorable occasion on December 20 and 21, 2012. Among events to take place are traditional Mayan ceremonies, commemorative Oxlajuj Baktun ceremonies, dances, music, presentations, and other cultural and social events.

Shamans will lead the sacred fire ceremonies: artists will share their music and dance: educators and orators will share their words and prose; spiritual leaders will share their wisdom; and community leaders will exercise their organization skills, solidarity and humility.

On the other hand, the Guatemala government, through the Ministry of Culture of Guatemala is promoting the Thirteen Baktun event in 13 sacred Mayan sites scattered around the country.

The following links are from the Guatemala Ministry of Culture and provide written information, videos, still images, and official agendas for the 13 sacred sites. For those who do not read Spanish, you can use Google Translate.

Maya Dawn

One Step Away from the Final Close of the Cycle

The Baktun Lives

Official Agenda of activtiies on December 20 and 21

Although the government  has been actively promoting this event, many indigenous leaders are requesting that the government do not celebrate Thirteen Baktun because it’s been grossly over-commercialized.

Meanwhile, Amilcar Pop, of Winaq and deputy chairman of the Congressional Transparency Committee requests the Government cancel the activities that are planned for 13 B’aktun, indigenous organizations reiterated their rejection of these celebrations for commercial use that is made using Maya peoples.

Pop said that “as a representative  Maya, he feels offended because the state has hidden amounts of money spent and not fully declared them all and they have,” folklorized our-identity. ” He explained that the government has been irresponsible on several issues, citing conflicts in Totonicapán, lack of policies against racism, breach of international conventions, such as respect for consultations with indigenous peoples, among others.

He added: “I asked the Minister of Culture, Carlos Batzin, to not play with our sacred fire to let the  President know.” I also requested the cancellation of 13 B’aktun activities “because they have not complied with the policies demanded by indigenous peoples.”

Jose Antonio Cac, leader of the Mayan and Xinka, explained that “now we see that the government and private companies are marketing the B’aktun Oxlajuj name,  for commercial and tourist purposes only.”
Cac said despite the celebration announced by the Presidency, ” they do not stop to analyze the situation and needs of indigenous peoples, so we ask them to stop  these practices that continue to affect our culture. They commercialize the principles and values ​​of the indigenous peoples of Guatemala. ”

President Otto Perez said he is not marketed the B’aktun 13 activity. “If you notice, we wanted to make a celebration of a much bigger way than it is being done.”

Perez revealed that several activities were suspended that were already planned and the main reason was because he respected the decisions of the commission appointed and the views of indigenous communities. He stressed that the celebration that will take place on 21 December,” belongs to all Guatemalans.”

Perez insisted that there is no commercialization at all and that the only aim is to give prominence to the protagonists, which in this case, are the indigenous peoples, who will be responsible for carrying out the activities.

SHIFT OF THE AGES FILM

A film was released this week for “free viewing” on the internet that is titled  Shift of the Ages. The Shift of the Ages is a dramatic documentary film that reveals the story of the Mayan culture and its sophisticated prophecies of time, as told for the first time by the Grand Elder of the Mayan people, Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj. The file is one hour and twenty six minutes long. You can view the film at this link.

FINAL MESSAGE

We are fortunate and thankful to be here in Guatemala during this special occasion. Our family will be joing the Maya Oxlajuj Baxtun celebration with close friends over the next two days in different locations close to our home in Solola.

I hope you all take some time to celebrate this important event in your own way and faith, and that you consciously participate in welcoming the new “Fourteen Baktun” Cycle, and take advantage of the energies manifesting during this time to enhance your spiritual growth and evolution.

Blessings to all,   Felipe Gonzales

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BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2012 6:30 PM

The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck. The actual Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse will occur at 7:46 am Mountain Standard Time Wednesday November 28, 2012. Also Mercury will be stationary direct at 3:50 pm Mountain Standard Time on Monday November 26. This is the Full moon of Sagittarius/Gemini:

2012 Sagittarius Full Moon Festival

In contemplation of the Light of Sagittarius, we are called to rise ever higher to the opportunity of the Solstice, aligning our service in the world.

“In Sagittarius, the intellect which has been developed, used and finally illumined, becomes sensitive to a still higher type of mental experience and to this we give the name of intuitive perception. There come flashes of light upon problems; a distant yet possible vision of attainment is seen; the man begins to climb out of the depths to which he has descended in Scorpio and sees ahead of him the mountain in Capricorn which he knows he must eventually climb.” -AAB

It is through the battlefield of Scorpio that we are transmuted and now may become single-minded in service to the One Life.

“He walks no longer in the dark, for he sees what he has to do and he therefore makes rapid progress and travels “fast upon the Way.” He “flies from point to point, searching for the arrows which he has discharged.” He has, figuratively speaking, to dismount constantly from his white horse (the developed and purified personality) and find where the arrows of intuitional aspiration will take him; he travels upon the “wings of the soul” (note the relationship to the winged feet of Mercury, the messenger of the Gods) and becomes, in his own personality, himself the winged God: Mercury, as you know, governs Gemini, the polar opposite of Sagittarius. This he does until he has established a balanced relationship between the personality and the soul and can function as either at any desired moment with equal facility.” -AAB

The dual nature of the disciple and the struggle between the human and animal natures is represented in the Centaur, the ancient symbol for Sagittarius. Later the Centaur was replaced by the symbol of the Archer on the white horse, signifying the one-pointed disciple working with the soul.

In alignment to Purpose, we are given a glimpse of this far distant goal. Fixing our attention, we become poised and aim for it with the arrow of fixed intention. Keeping our focus on the long term goal enables us to deal with those short term difficulties encountered in reaching it.

While we observe the seemingly chaotic world events and consider them as manifestation of the evolving Plan of God, we may similarly contemplate our personality issues, daily struggles and the times where our aim goes askew and gain a sense of perspective in light of our spiritual goal of achieving the greatest good, on behalf of All-that-Is.

Through our evolving identification with the Divine essence in all, the unity consciousness requisite for the good of the whole ~ All of Life ~ is developed by means of the Yoga of Synthesis.

http://www.souledout.org/cosmology/zodiacallights/sagittarius/sagittariuslight.html#fm

Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Tuesday evening and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.

Astrology in late November 2012 – Navigating 5 Major Cosmic Events in 7 Days!

by Robert Wilkinson

We’ve got 5 major celestial events going on between now and the end of November that will finalize some things from the past while setting the stage for rapidly developing events! This begins a very intense period!!…..

…….As all Lunar Eclipses do, this one will shut down something “up close and personal” over the next few months. Of course I’ll be posting more on this in the next several days. It’s the end of old ideas and forms of faith, and the light we’ll find involves an emotional rebirth, a new dedication, and/or a new awakening or stirring up of our striving for a greater Love. Many will find something or someone to love!

So as you move and groove through the intersections of Fate Street and Free Will Street at an intersection on Eternity Boulevard for the next 7 days, remember there are times to hang on, times to let go, times to be bold, and times to make it all work more efficiently. Enjoy the effective groove, since there are gifts coming in early December for a lot of people!

© Copyright 2012 Robert Wilkinson    http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/2012/11/astrology-in-late-november-2012-navigating-5-major-cosmic-events-in-7-days.html

In the midst of all the craziness please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to unplug from the negative news and find the calm center within each of us. Check out the Metta Meditation. Just Google it. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD
605.341.0724

From Main Street at the Gap take Jackson Boulevard south to Canyon Lake Drive.  Turn right onto  Canyon Lake Drive. Go five blocks, one block past Minnnekahta. Turn right into Woodbine, and ours is the second house on the right – 4105.  Our street is a half block long with no through exit.

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BLACK HILLS FULL MOON GROUP SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2012


The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Sunday, October 28 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck.

2012 Scorpio Meditation Theme

Wielding the Electric Fire of Life, Infused with Life More Abundant
We Release the New Law of Ancient Dominating Good in Our World.

 During this month of the Scorpio full moon lunar cycle, may we take the time to create a sacred space … as all are asked once again to join in service on the inner planes to assist in bringing balance to the present challenges affecting the world events, and to the increased tensions that threaten human rights and prevent peace in regions and nations, as well as with the great call for humanitarian efforts where natural disasters and cataclysms have occurred.

As each may invoke reorientation on all levels, may all needs be met with the Light of Scorpio. For in present time energies are available to address even the greatest difficulties through the Yoga of Synthesis ~ holding all challenges in the light and undertaking them with united purpose.

Focusing on the Oneness of All, it is important to realize that there are systemic and cosmic forces affecting evolution today. From the much greater perspective, recognition of these extraplanetary influences may be helpful in approaching present world crises and the difficult situations everywhere, societal as well as interpersonal.

As the New Group of World Servers, our vision for the Divine Plan includes

The building of a new economic structure whose purpose is to manifest the growth and development of consciousness. This economy will convert all natural resources to the Spiritual betterment of humanity, meeting the common need whenever and wherever it is focused. (1)

This vision will further manifest the Principle of Sharing for all of humanity, as the economic system transforms so as to share the riches of the Spiritual Mind.

As we further explore our relationship with Deity, we may also envision the global economy based on balance and sharing, in which distribution of the world’s goods reaches all those in need. Food, fuel, clothing, medical expertise and supplies for everyone in all nations are details of the Plan to be brought about through our dedicated service, as we work together in harmony with Deity.

Time Stands Still
Impression regarding spiritual workers,
our financial, economic system and money

Scorpio Full Moon Festival

The Light of Scorpio reveals all within us ~ we see our strengths as well as our weaknesses. We know this light, this energy well. We have faced its testing process as we have traveled the great wheel over many cycles. Time and time again we have chosen the way of the Soul. We see that the Light of the Soul has triumphed, and that astral glamours have been dissipated by our work.

We are the great global grid, activated and charged by group meditation and service. We are many minds becoming one mind, we are preparing the way for humanity’s next initiation.

With the Light we, Humanity as Lightworkers, penetrate all illusion and can now see the Life for what it is ever more clearly. It is appropriate to ponder whether there is more that we can do, any more that can be lifted to the light. This is our work, this is our service.

The Light of Scorpio calls on us now to face another test. A turning point in the life of humanity is grasped, the Path of Initiation is ours to walk. We see and know within that this higher path brings us into alignment with true spiritual Will.

The world around us cries out for help. The Love of God, in Scorpio, asks us to now face these tests not as individuals but in group. We are asked to demonstrate that united as One we can hold, ground and direct this energy, bringing The Light of Life to all those suffering in our world. 

Keep Your Eye on the Eagle
Call Down the Fire
Do Not Look at the Ground
Be Centered in Divinity
(2)

http://www.souledout.org/cosmology/zodiacallights/scorpio/scorpiolight.html

Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
http://www.lucistrust.org/

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. The actual Full Moon is on Monday October 29 at 1:50 pm Mountain Standard Time. As soon as the Sun entered Scorpio it made a trine to Neptune in Pisces then a conjunction to Saturn in Scorpio. What does it mean, Clay? Come on over to our place Sunday evening and we will discuss it together. Happy Samhain!

Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween, and All Saint’s Day 2012

by Robert Wilkinson

During late October every year, the Sun in Scorpio blesses us with a time to honor our Eternal connection with those who have died before us. This period, known many places as “Dia de los Muertos,” or “Day of the Dead,” is dedicated to celebrating life and “all our relations.”

Here is the link to Robert’s article:

http://www.aquariuspapers.com/astrology/2012/10/dia-de-los-muertos-halloween-and-all-saints-day-2012.html

In the midst of all the craziness please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to unplug from the negative news and find the calm center within each of us. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Douglas Clayton Uptain
Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD
605.341.0724

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