January, 2010

Issue 248

Bernie Ashman
Our Annual Astrological Forecast ~

2010: A Year of Enlightening Spiritual & Creative Odyssey


There is a revolutionary spirit brewing for 2010 that may shake the foundation of traditions—a symbolic energy that can stimulate individuals and nations to think about moving in new directions. The expansive optimism of Jupiter is joined at the hip with the unconventional, fast-thinking Uranus in an electrifying conjunction that occurs approximately every 14 years.

In our annual January forecast for the coming year, Durham astrologer Bernie Ashman returns to describe the astrological cycles, what they suggest, and how we can make the most of the coming trends both for ourselves and for our world.

Uranus in Aries is also big, Bernie says. From late May through mid-August, Uranus will touch down in the fireball sign of Aries for a short stay, giving us a brief preview of the next seven-year cycle of Uranus in Aries coming in 2011. This cycle last occurred in the 1930s; an earlier cycle ignited the California Gold Rush of 1849. It’s an impulsive cycle in that the planet and sign like to act first and think later; it offers “reinventing yourself” fuel to push into an exciting future and will stir some individuals to move beyond their comfort zones into unexplored territory.

The north node of the Moon will be in earthy Capricorn (representing ambition), balanced by the south node in watery Cancer (for a sense of security). This is an opportunity to rediscover past life talents if we walk with sensitive steps to balance our outer-world directed Capricorn roles with the support of our inner and emotional Cancer sides.

Bernie will also talk about the progressed chart of the United States and about Barack Obama’s personal chart—along with the challenges he and the rest of the world are facing. Saturn entered Libra on October 29, 2009, which represents its return in the 1776 chart of the United States. Libra is connected to partnerships and relationships, thus it appears the world may be redefining these two life arenas. All the more intriguing, according to Bernie, is Saturn’s square aspect with Pluto, currently residing in Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn.

What does it all mean? Come and let Bernie enlighten you. He has a marvelous talent for explaining it all in clear enough terms for the astrologically uninitiated to understand, while providing enough technical details to satisfy astrology professionals and serious amateurs.

In the early 1970s, Bernie Ashman arrived in Atlanta with a new degree, a new wife, and a new interest in spirituality. He found a mentor in Soul on Fire author Peter Calhoun at his metaphysical center, and then later found (or was found by!) The Astrology of Personality by French author Dane Rudhyar. Bernie discovered that astrology is his calling. He now has clients from all over the world, and has widened his scope to include writing, lecturing, teaching, and mentoring. He is known for his ability to tune into the reality a client is living and for being a catalyst for growth and inspiration.

He has published several popular astrology books including Astrological Games People Play (about astrology, psychology, and how to use our astrological traits for self-growth); RoadMap to your Future: A Quick Guide to Transits and Progressions (an interpretation of the cycles we encounter in our lives); and SignMates: Understanding the Games People Play (about relationships). In late 2001, Llewellyn published Civilization Under Attack, which includes a chapter by Bernie, “Psychology of Terrorism.” In collaboration with Matrix Software, he wrote the interpretive text for several astrological software programs—such as Simpaticos and Past Life Chart; last January, Cosmic Patterns Software released his latest software program, The Earth Mandala.

Bernie lives happily in Durham, NC, with Beth and Mocha—his wife and their Siamese cat. Learn more about him and his work at his website, www.BernieAshman.com.


To order an astrological report, contact Jim Fletcher: Events@Spiritual-Frontiers.com.

Early Meditation - Free

6:30 - 7:00 PM in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room

Come early and treat yourself to the gift of a healing and centering meditation. The first few minutes are focused on sending healing love and light to Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

Then enjoy an extended meditation with Diana Henderson, focused on aligning with the creative flow of 2010 and the opportunity for deep connection to the sublime creative energy of the Universe. As we welcome the New Year, we are invited to cleanse and to connect deeply with Spirit to co-create a brighter tomorrow.

Diana is a Reiki Master Teacher, a channel, and the founder in 2002 of the Order of Archangel Michael. In her work as a healer, teacher, and messenger she focuses on opening people to their own healing and intuitive gifts and enhancing their spiritual connection, offering energetic therapy and cleansing to promote wholeness, balance, harmony, intuitive guidance aligned with Higher Self, and classes that empower clients to heal and energize their destinies. She facilitates a monthly Gathering of Angels meetup with guided meditations and channeling; the next event, on January 14, will provide an exploration of the energies, opportunities, and challenges we may encounter in 2010.

A long-time supporter of SFF, Diana has served at various times as Meditations Coordinator, Writer, Programs Coordinator, and Chairperson; as a presenter; and as an intuitive reader at our annual Psychic & Healing Fairs. Learn more about Diana and her work at www.DianaHenderson.net.

We will, as always, have a brief meditation before the start of our program. This will also be lead by Diana Henderson.

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Amy Simpson is the very active moderator of our Meetup site. You can find out about SFF events, RSVP for events, contact other participants or pay for events there. Check us out at Meetup.com. Find us by searching for spirituality in Raleigh (Zip 27607).

January 7, 2010

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
Note: SFF is not affiliated with the Unitarian Church

Doors Open: 6:45 PM
Lecture: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $10
Seniors/Students: $8 with valid ID

Light refreshments, provided by SFF, will be available at the break

Personal Astrological Reports
Bernie Ashman

Bernie is offering several astrological reports. When you order through SFF, we receive a portion of the proceeds.

Note: At the lecture we can accept payment by check or cash only. If you would like to purchase a report or CD with a credit card, you may do so in advance using the PayPal links below. Or, you may go to our Meetup page to pay for your report via PayPal (see instructions below).

You may also mail your payment before the lecture, to the following address:

Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
P.O. Box 12773
Raleigh, NC 27605-2773

Once you have paid for your reports, either fill out an order form when you come to the lecture or, if you don't plan to attend, send birth details (given name, location , date and exact time), along with your name, mailing address, and phone number to Jim Fletcher at Events@Spiritual-Frontiers.com.


Past Life Report
$35 to receive it via email; add $5 for shipping via snail mail.
About 25 pages.

Emailed or Shipped?


Grand Slam Prediction Report
Normally $100, available for a one-day-only SFF special price of $60 + $5 for shipping (not available by email). Total mailed = $65.
This is an outline of your Major Cycles for the year and a Day-by-Day Prediction Report. About 100 pages.


Past Life Chart Reading on CD
$150 + $5 shipping = $155.
A one-hour past-life theme reading offering a unique view of your past life creative tendencies and inspirational and pragmatic insights for this lifetime.


Transit & Progression Reading on CD
30 minutes: $75 + $5 shipping = $80.

60 minutes: $150 + $5 shipping = $155.

A Cycles of Becoming reading that focuses on the challenges of the present and the future, focusing on career moves, relocation plans, relationship issues, or other concerns-a great way to clarify what you need in the here and now.

Reading Length?



For complete report details see www.BernieAshman.com.


Llewellyn will release Bernie's latest title, Sun Signs & Past Lives: Your Soul's Evolutionary Path in the fall of 2010.

This book helps you discover the primary soul work you are to accomplish during your present incarnation, and brings a deeper intuitive understanding of your life paths. Each of the 12 astrological signs is divided into three Zones, or
decanates, as astrologers often refer to them. Your Sign Zone is based on your month and day of birth; for example, a birth date of March 25th would be found in the Aries First Zone. There are 36 of these Sign Zones in the book, three for each sign.
For each Zone there are four sections:

* Current Life Scan is a brief overview of what it means to be born on your day of birth and your daily way of operating.

* Past Life Patterns covers four key past life themes or shadows that you have come into this life to transcend or to heal, and possible choices that might have led you astray in previous lives.

* Illumination reveals how to gain the clarity to reverse past patterns, especially if they are still manifesting.

* RoadMap to Your Empowerment offers inspirational guidance to take you to new creative heights.

You can pre-order Sun Signs & Past Lives for $16.95 by phoning the publisher at 800-THEMOON and selecting Customer Service.


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In the Shopping Cart, select the number of tickets you want for the event, and click "Update Cart."

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When you are ready to checkout, click "Proceed to checkout. " Follow the instructions on that page to complete your payment. You will receive an email confirmation of your payment from PayPal. Please print this out and bring it with you to the event.

Please note, we can only take credit card payments online.

This Month's Angel Door Prize


A copy of Bernie's book Signmates: Understanding the Games People Play ($20 value).

This and Bernie's other two books, and some of his astrological reports and readings, will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support SFF. These reports and readings make great gifts! Be sure to bring birth date, time, and birthplace for yourself or for anyone you'd like to order one for.


This Month's Raffle - $5

Purchase a ticket for a chance to win a one-hour Matrix healing session with Jeannie Whyte, an $80 value.
Matrix Energetics, according to its website, "is a complete system of healing, self-care and transformation..., powered by intent, which has a physical and observable effect ... based on the laws and expression of subtle energy physics and the concepts and laws of quantum physics, superstring theory and [Rupert] Sheldrake's Morphic Resonance."

Jeannie is a Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner, a psychic, teacher, and spiritual life coach. She has been a practicing psychic since 1979 and now incorporates Matrix Energetics, a consciousness technology, into her readings. Matrix Energetics is not only a spiritually based healing modality but utilizes the knowledge, from both quantum science and metaphysics, that we are all One and interconnected. It taps into the zero point or God-consciousness where everything is possible-from major changes in a business to the healing of so-called incurable diseases. In her sessions, Jeannie incorporates her connection to the Ascended Masters, who assist and often bring messages to from relatives and pets who have crossed over and information on a past lives.

You'll find more about Jeannie and some testimonials at her website and information about introductory sessions and other events on her Meetup page.

We will be providing light refreshments at the break. This month, the refreshments will be provided by SFF.

If you would like to sponsor the refreshments at one of our monthly events, please see any of the board members. Your contribution is tax deductable.

Upcoming Events

February 4, 2010
Sherri Dillard
Psychic Detective: How You can help solve crimes with your intuitive ability
March 4, 2010

April 1, 2010
Amy Pierce
Embodying the Authenic Self
May 6, 2010
Psychic and Healing Fair
Our Annual Fundraiser




Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh Mission

At SFF, our mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical, and metaphysical awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring programs that facilitate personal growth and development and a holistic approach to health and living.

Within the scope of our mission, we choose speakers who offer a variety of views and philosophies, but SFF does not endorse any speakers’ statements or beliefs. You are invited to come with an open mind and depart with all that feels true for you.


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