News: February 2020.

February/March Astrological Themes: Jump Time, Leap Forward from Winter to Spring, Yin to Yang to Awaken the Pure Potentiality of the Soul of Humanity

As we traverse the Astrological time of February and March, we reflect upon the ending of winter, the time of Pisces (February 19 – March 20), bridging to the Vernal Equinox (March 19th – 20th), the beginning of Springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, and the beginning of the Astrological New Year, with the Aires New Moon commencing on March 24th.
Self-Care Tips to flow from Winter to Spring

We are in Winter the element of water. this is a time to go deep within, to fill ourselves up with the wisdom of the Earth and the deep knowingness of who we really are. Take the next couple weeks to be curious and brave as you dive deeply into the mystery of the primordial waters of you. Go out in nature and feel the energy of mother Earth, for she is also deeply within. Use this time to feel into the structure and strength of all beings, especially yourself. Spring is just around the corner and the wisdom you gather here in winter will be a guiding, connecting force for planting new seeds of creation in April.
Coronavirus

Coronavirus is one of the many viruses that cause disease in mammals and aviary communities, namely bats and birds. In humans it attacks the respiratory tract causing infections as mild as the common cold and as serious as deaths from pneumonia and attacks on other organ systems. The COVID-19 has gone global and is just short of being called a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Rick Babington, Acutonics Student Profile

Rick Babington is an advanced student of Acutonics® he began his studies in 2010, and most recently I had the opportunity to work with him when he traveled to the UK to take the Unwinding Trauma class that I taught there. I suspect he felt drawn to this class in part because it gave him an opportunity to explore his British and Scotch/Irish heritage, as he related to me it feels quite natural to wear a kilt.
Acutonics® for Your Animal Companions

Over 20 years ago, our holistic vet suggested that, since we were acupuncturists, it would be useful for us to do regular acupuncture treatments to help address the persistent digestive imbalance that our Standard Poodle puppy, Jazz was experiencing at the time. We studied references for point location in animals and mapped out a treatment plan based on the pattern of the imbalance. Then we plied Jazz with petting and small treats and inserted needles in the appropriate points. Ever the patient and cooperative being that she was, she stood perfectly still and allowed the needle insertions without a flinch. When all the needles were inserted she waited just a minute and then began systematically removing the needles with her teeth. Perhaps this wouldn’t be as easy as we thought.

"It was a gift to learn from a teacher (Sue Wadden) who has so much knowledge of classical acupuncture. I can now use tuning forks on my patients who prefer not to have needles."

- Shannon