News: March 2017.

The Two-Tonics Wonders: Katie Mink + Laurie Herron

“There’s no way we would ever teach separately,” says Katie Mink, who, since she first came to Acutonics 14 years ago, has only ever learned it and taught it alongside her teaching partner Laurie Herron. “If I wasn’t teaching with Katie,” says Laurie in turn, “I wouldn’t teach it.” Katie is an Aries—so she’s spontaneous, fiery, daring. Laurie is a Taurus—reliable, practical, stable. So, obviously, they complement each other. But they are also, Zodiac traits be damned, extremely loyal—to each other, to their teaching and their students, to Acutonics.
Molly K Smith, BS, LMT Acutonics Student Feature

Molly has completed the first four levels of Acutonics with Donna Carey and Ellen Franklin at the Mothership here in New Mexico. Molly loves the outdoors, the mountains, rivers and hot springs, which drew her to Big Sky Montana in 2009, to practice massage and take advantage of the natural world, exploring the Rocky Mountains and learning to ski. In 2012, Molly moved to Bozeman and started her own massage practice.
Protocol for Courage and Compassion

Do you feel upset by the news? Feel impotent and fearful? Perhaps you feel like Kali or Jupiter – wrathful and prone to flinging thunderbolts? It is inspiring to see so many Americans awake and active in defending our Constitution. My favorite bumper sticker from years ago was, “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention”. Whether you are feeling empowered and ready to become an activist or feeling like you would rather stay home, lock the doors and pull the covers up, this protocol is for you. We are all one…really. The adage “Divide and Conquer” is very important here. It has worked as a way to govern and conquer throughout history. To avoid this: Stay connected to one another and remember our common humanity, rather than our many differences. We are stronger than that.
Trust

In the current climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the ability to trust and allow the flow of the universe to provide inspiration for movement beyond the experience of outer reality has been extraordinarily challenging. Much of what we see at the root of our clients concerns is a kind of fear that seems to come from a disconnection from their own sense of well-being and instinctual power. This sometimes manifests clearly as fear but often as a kind of hypervigelance or an exaggerated need for control.
Neptune: Last of the Giants

On February 19 we entered into the sign of Pisces the last sign of the zodiac, which is ruled by the planet Neptune. The element associated with this planet is water and the sign is mutable. Neptune is often described as twin to Uranus as both planets are gas giants that are smaller than Jupiter and Saturn. Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun, the fourth largest and similar in temperature to Uranus. Named for the Roman god of the sea, Neptune has more water in its composition than most other planets and its blue color is reminiscent of the oceans of Earth. The approximate musical note for the Neptune tuning fork is G sharp which when combined with Ohm creates the Ohm/Neptune 5th, this ecstatic 5th is an opening that is likened to the visionary moving from transpersonal to transcendental.
March Astrology Forecast

Themes for the March astrological forecast include the ending of winter, entering the time of Pisces (February 19 – March 20), the bridge to the Vernal Equinox (March 20 – 21), the beginning of Springtime and the Astrological New Year with the Aires New Moon on March 27th Jupiter Squaring Pluto on March 30th. In addition to the Full Moon, New Moon and the Vernal Equinox, March is filled with a planetary symphony of conjuncts, oppositions, squares (including a T-Square), Venus retrograde, a glorious splendor of Saturn Conjunct the Galactic Center, with the grand finale of the Jupiter/Pluto Square.
The Year of the Fire Rooster

This article by Donna Carey, LAc, and Ellen F. Franklin, PhD, tell us that “Rooster’s arrival heralds a wake up call for the world.” Yes, we are ripe for a wake-up call, especially after the shenanigans of the Monkey. Carey and Franklin give us an overview of Rooster energy and lore, and how the rooster has been regarded in myth and across cultures. As they remind us, “we must greet the dawn with an awareness of how much there is to accomplish, and with the energy to move forward, regardless of the obstacles.”

"Every cell in our body is a sound resonator. Every cell lives in a dynamic rhythmic pattern. Each organ has its own cycle and its own pulse. Each and every system has a cycle, rhythm, pattern, and pulse that exist in resonant harmony and sympathy to the cycles of the earth and the heavens. These body systems respond to sound vibration, as do our spiritual, mental, and emotional states of consciousness. "

- Donna Carey, LAc