January, 2005
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
Raleigh, NC
Issue 195

Steve Nelson
New Location!
Starting with this meeting, we will be meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh. We will meet in our old meeting space in the lower level of the new building.
Each year has a guiding theme that can be foreseen in its number, its planetary year ruler and the chart of the heavens at its birth. Moon ruled year 2005 opens the world to the transforming energies of Aquarius and sets the stage for the next Moon year in 2012.

On January 6th, Epiphany, Charlotte Astrologer Steve Nelson will provide a preview of the coming year including auspicious times for business, spiritual awakening, realizing creative potentials and deepening our relationships. Steve will also share thoughts about how we as a group can shed light on the coming year. Epiphany means "manifestation of divinity," so expect a miracle.

The year 2005 begins with Pisces ruler Neptune at mid Aquarius passing the baton of spiritual power to the New Age ruler Uranus. Numerologically, this year will be a seven (2+0+0+5 = 7), and seven is the ray number of Uranus. The Moon conducts the 7th Ray energy of Uranus particularly in Moon ruled years of the seven year cycle of planets and rays. In 2005, 7th Ray Ritual Order and synthesis supercedes the 6th Ray of Devotion and division that was highlighted in 2004. The 7th Ray brings exciting technological innovations and opportunities for joint commercial enterprise as well as opening the door to spiritual transformation.

Coincidentally, 2005 is the Year of the Phoenix in the Eastern lunar calendar. This Wood or Green Phoenix year of the 60-year Chinese cycle hearkens back to 1945 and the end of the second world war. How may the energies available in 2005 lead us to peace? A continuing challenge comes from Saturn in detriment in Cancer through the first half of 2005. Saturn in detriment is shadow Saturn, J.R.R. Tolkien's dark lord Sauron, whose rule is fear. Saturn in detriment is the "blackening" phase of psychic alchemy. Blackening refers to the dark night of the soul and depression symbolized by ashes.

From these ashes rises the new Phoenix. What lessons does J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix provide that can benefit us in this time? What do we need to know about the cycle of the Moon that can facilitate transition between old and new orders of life? What metaphysical principles will bring us success in 2005?

"The year of the Phoenix begins with the new moon of February 9, 2005. The rare and enticing Phoenix is a universal symbol of transformation, rebirth and eternity because the Phoenix rises anew from the flames of purification. In China, the beautiful Phoenix is honored as a symbol of the Empress, the Earth and feminine Yin energy. Some translations refer to Phoenix as rooster or chicken. We use the term Phoenix because we find it a more spiritual translation with the potential for personal transformation." - We'Moon 2005

Steve Nelson is a professional astrologer and astro-mythologist who uses tarot and name vibration analysis along with traditional astrology to analyze charts of individuals, groups and nations. He was president of the Charlotte Chapter of NCGR for many years and is currently president of the Charlotte Theosophical Study Center.

Steve is also a noted author with works including five editions of the annual astrological guide New World Cycle of Celebrations. His original research includes a correlation of zodiacal and longitudinal degrees in an Earth Zodiac system inspired by Dane Rudhyar's Astrological Timing: Transition Into the New Age. Steve is also editor and chief writer of the email newsletter Mythic Times. You may contact him by email at stevenelson@carolina.rr.com or by phone at 704-375-3759.

Calendar of Events

February 3, 2005- Dan and Rio Watson
Mystery Schools and Damonhur
March 3, 2005- Marilyn Penrod
Crop Circles
April 7, 2005- Hoyt Robinette
Platform Mediumship



January 6, 2005

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Lecture: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $5
Early Meditation: 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE

Private Sessions
Steve Nelson

Friday, Jan. 7, 2005
Please see below


Messages from Michael, Column 1

the first in a new series of articles by
Diana Henderson

Beginning with this meeting, we will be back at the newly re-modeled and expanded
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
at 3313 Wade Avenue in Raleigh.

SFF wishes to thank the CUCC for allowing us to meet at their facility for the last two years while the UUFR was undergoing renovations.

Crystal Meditation
Deborah Hedgecock
(See Below)

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

An open guided meditation will be held at 6:30 PM in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room at the UUFR

The lectures begins at 7:15 PM following the meditation. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 4.

Crystal Meditation:
Deborah Hedgecock

The early meditation on January 6, 2005, will feature Triad Astrologer and Gemologist Deborah Hedgecock. She will supply quartz crystals for the early meditation, but participants may feel free to bring their own if preferred. Deborah is owner of The Beaded Moon and specializes in creating gemstone jewelry for energetic balance, as well as crystals, readings, astrology and gemstone healings.

This meditation is a technique synthesized from a variety of teachings, experiences and downloads she has received over the years and is intended to link the four Earth bodies with both this Planet, as well as one's true home, wherever that Galaxy or Dimension might be. In this meditation you will also be able to contact your Higher Guidance for insights. The crystals amplify this meditation and help to bring your liquid crystal structure into alignment with that of the Planet; so you can better carry out your mission of bringing more light to Earth. Deborah's website is www.beadedmoon.com, and she can be contacted at 336-202-3159. She works from her home in Greensboro.


The early meditation is held from 6:30
to 7 PM in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh. Please be on time so as not to disturb the energy of the channeled meditation.

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Complete Astro*Tarot Reading
1/2 Hour Tarot Reading
Astrologer Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson will be available for very limited number of readings on Friday, January 7. Contact Abbie Emory at 872-4409 to schedule a reading. It is wise to call early since there are so few sessions available.

Update as of 12/23
If you want a full Astro*Tarot reading with Steve, there is only one session still available; so please call Abbie to schedule your reading and provide your complete information no later than December 28.

A complete Astro-Tarot session includes name analysis along with interpretation of the birth chart and current trends related to life issues the client wishes to consider. The meaning and numerology of the birth name is interpreted in relationship to the birth chart. The numbers of the birth name are translated into Tarot images that represent your Inner Nature, Soul Purpose, Personality and Natural Talents and overall frame your Path of Destiny. (The Rider-Waite Tarot cards are used because these interface directly with astrology in mind.)

Steve Nelson's approach to astrology is mythological (Jungian). Key myths relating to personal life story are highlighted in his readings. He generally shares information about your life purpose, natural abilities and the manner your talents unfold. Specific life issues important at this time are also considered based on transits, progressions and profected houses. Cost for the full Astro*Tarot Reading is $180.

For a complete Astro*Tarot session, Steve will need this data:
1) Date, time and place of birth
2) Complete name at birth
3) Birth mark information*
4) Height (for numerology)

*Please describe any birthmark(s) you may have. A birthmark can be thought of as Nature's exclamation mark and is usually important. Any prominent mole or other marking present since childhood counts for this purpose. A birthmark indicates a natural talent that can be a challenge until it is mastered and applied. A birthmark will appear in the birth chart as a planet in the zodiacal sign ruling the part of the body where it is found.

Please let Steve know what particular life issues you want given attention and share relevant information regarding these issues. For professional focus, he likes to have some brief background concerning training and past/present work experience. For health matters, some health history is useful. For a relationship focus, he needs the other person's whole name at birth, date, time and place of birth.

A complete Astro*Tarot session with Steve Nelson includes:
* One hour taped session, an hour and ten minutes total time
* Extensive astrological charts and written interpretive material
* Highlights of natal chart including important fixed stars
* I Ching life hexagram for clients who have 3 birth names


Half hour Astro*Tarot reading with Steve Nelson

These are on the spot tarot sessions regarding present and future life issues. Keynote decan star sign mythology is highlighted along with birth date numerology. Includes zodiacal chart key that gives Druid tree month, Rune and Muse for birth dates.

Note: Steve's half hour sessions do not include name numerology or prepared astrological charts. This reading is primarily Tarot although clients may bring a birth chart if they would like an off the cuff appraisal. The cost for a half hour session is $72.