Solar Eclipse ~ Monday August 21, 2017 is at 29° Leo ~ CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

By now you’ve probably heard about the major August 21 total solar eclipse at the Leo new moon. You know, the first one to be visible in North America since 1991? The one with sold-out viewing parties and all-night dance festivals and $2,000-plus per night Airbnbs in the Oregon Outback? No joke, kids, it’s going to be an event.

For a brief window of time this August 21, those savvy enough to have reserved a campsite will see the Moon basically block out the Sun. Before this, the heavens will also deliver a lunar (full moon) eclipse on August 7. Alas, that one arrives at 2:10 p.m. EDT, so not so much a spectacle to behold in the skies.

Astrologically speaking, we’ll feel the impact of both of these eclipses—no goggles required. These lunar events, which always take place during a new moon (solar eclipse) or a full moon (lunar eclipse) shake up the status quo and reveal things that are obscured from our view.

What’s an eclipse, exactly?

In astrology, the moon represents the feminine archetype of the mother. It also governs what we as humans need to feel safe and comfortable; it is the astro-arbiter of our emotions. (For some stunning self-revelations, we suggest running a natal chart to look up your moon sign and discover your emotional blueprint.)

The Sun, on the other hand, is classically associated with the masculine realm and the father. It also rules the ego (it’s the center of the solar system that everything revolves around, after all). In a birth chart, the Sun reveals the sources from which we draw our power and energy.

At a lunar eclipse, Earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on the full moon. During a solar eclipse, the moon is exactly in front of the Sun, throwing shade on el Sol.

Feminine (Moon) versus masculine (Sun): How eclipses rebalance power.

At 2:30 p.m. EDT on August 21, the feminine Moon will block out the patriarchal Sun, like, “Nevertheless she persisted!” In a year that will no doubt be immortalized as The Patriarchy Gone Wild, this is insanely significant. Could it be another prompt from the cosmos for the divine feminine to rise? (Like a Women’s March on the solar system, if you will.)

Leo and Aquarius eclipses: Ego versus unity.

We also have to consider the zodiac signs that the eclipses fall in. From February 2017 until January 2019, these lunar events will fall on the Aquarius-Leo axis, illuminating the tug o’ war between these two opposing signs.

Leo rules the ego and the urge to express ourselves—”I have arrived!” On the other side, communal Aquarius is the sign of groups and teamwork. Balancing self-serving agendas with the needs of the masses will be a huge theme for 2017 and 2018.

The Aquarius Lunar Eclipse: Power to the people?

The lunar (full moon) eclipse on August 7 falls in “power to the people” Aquarius, a community-minded energy that can be radically progressive or straight-up populist, depending on how it’s used.

This eclipse could mobilize the masses and potentially deepen the divide that’s already been cleaved between left and right. Or it could also serve as a unifying wake-up call, reminding the humans of Planet Earth that we need to band together for survival’s sake, especially given the alarming realities of climate change.

Aquarius governs technology, the internet, and science. Will this full moon’s beams expose the cybercriminals behind the election hacking and Russia scandals?

Be sure to protect all your sensitive data—and maybe switch up your personal server to a VPN (virtual private network) to keep your web browsing and preferences away from hackers and data miners.

New developments could spring forth in the areas of renewable energy and space travel. Elon Musk just announced that his SpaceX program will send its rocket Falcon Heavy on its first flight this November. Anyone wanna bid on a condo on Mars?

The August 21 Leo Solar eclipse: A call for leadership, airing emotions.

The solar (new moon) eclipse on August 21 arrives in Leo, the sign of glamour and the gilded royal. In 2017, we’ve seen the many ways the power corrupts as authoritarian leaders rise to prominence around the globe.

We’re also seeing a new breed of conscious leaders step forward to shift the tide. And given the feminine moon’s very visible appearance, this eclipse could be the wake-up call for women to step into leadership roles or for governments to adopt legislation that protects and serves the female population.

Deeply Freudian and buried feelings will be on blast during these eclipses, especially the total solar eclipse on the 21st since the moon will be on parade. Did you even have a clue you were upset about that situation? Nope. But eclipses have a funny way of ripping up the rugs where we’ve buried our pain.

During the lunar eclipse on the 7th, we can lean in to Aquarius’ high-minded cool: What is the cosmic lesson in the pain? Doesn’t everything happen for a reason? It’s all karmic growth!

The Leo eclipse on the 21st will be a bit less enlightened. A primal scream—or a karaoke marathon—could be better therapy than reflective journaling or meditation.

What your sign needs to balance during August’s eclipses:

Aries: Keeping your maverick spirit alive while still being a team player.

Taurus: Pursuing major goals without losing heart and soul.

Gemini: Speaking your truth without drowning out other perspectives.

Cancer: Keeping things straightforward and simple instead of getting lost in the complex weeds.

Leo: Curbing people-pleasing and looking for win-wins instead.

Virgo: Becoming curious about people who think differently instead of judging them.

Libra: Standing your ground in the face of groupthink.

Scorpio: Learning to be competitive AND compassionate—love thy “enemies.”

Sagittarius: Learning to enjoy the process instead of fixating on the grand goal.

Capricorn: Exploring the shadows instead of judging by the surface.

Aquarius: Remaining grounded in your own life, even while in relationship.

Pisces: Trusting your intuition instead of giving the wrong people “one more chance.”

 

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Will Russ Jr. @ Angelica’s, Redwood City Thursday August 24, 7:30

 

 

William has often been compared to some the greatest soul singers for his unique interpretations and soulful delivery, such as Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson and Bill Withers.

With his positive attitude, energy and charming personality, William is destined to bring the audience to the dance floor!!

His voice is soothing as a cool summer breeze and as comforting as a loving embrace, you will be gently glided from song to song by a voice that is incredibly smooth as it is inviting.

Will’s CD “Force Of Will” is a seduction of his soulful interpretations and brilliant vocal arrangements that will hypnotically caress you and have you falling in Love over and over again.

Joiful Music admires Will for his distinctive performance and his welcoming personality that engages the audience. Will is only back in the State side for a short while with only a few performances.  Take this opportunity to Experience the Force Of Will!

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Love Jet ~ Project Levi Seacer Jr. Is Spear Heading Based In Marin

 

Marin!  ~ LOVE JET has made our lovely area their home base They rehearse here, and when they are not on the road they will be gigging around Marin.  They are here to take us on a musical ride.

Love Jet takes us on a musical journey,  featuring 3 different vocalist,  Funky, Bluesy, Pop, with  a strong band lead by Musical director Levi Seacer Jr. / formerly with Prince, on guitar & vocals. Featuring a local legend Derick Hughes  vocals /presently tours with  Roberta Flack; show casing Rusty Allen from Sly Stone band on bass,  sharing Morgan Day on guitar/ from The Purple Ones, keeping the beat strong Michael Seacer on drums, introducing Chris  Tabaro and Malina Wings  on vocals.

Love Jet easily keeps you and the dance floor, moving from classics like Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Santana’s “Maria Maria”, to  Blues tunes like, “You got me running”, and a touch of Bob Marley ” I shot the Sheriff. Every tune is a surprise hit including the originals.

Love Jet highlights the show with original songs by Nathan Cowles, who is proving to be a writer that speaks with a touch of the hand.  Lead vocals moves from soul singer Derick Hughes brining the blues & R&B vibe, to the youngster of the band Chris Tabaro coming to us by way of  Canada with his unique sound, often singing in French, and Malina Wings joining us from Brazil adding that Latin soul.

Love Jet is a brilliant blend of old school seasoned musicians with young talented musicians with an international flavor, playing mixed up set lists of,   Funk & Blues, R&B Pop and some Jazz.  There is music for everyone.  You won’t be disappointed when you, Get on the Love Jet.

 

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The Brain Loves Harmony

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“Undeniably, there is a biology of music,” according to Harvard University Medical School neurobiologist Mark Jude Tramo. He sees it as beyond question that there is specialization within the brain for the processing of music. Music is a biological part of life as surely as it is an aesthetic part. Studies as far back as 1990 found that the brain responds to harmony. Using a PET scanner to monitor changes in neural activity, neuroscientists at McGill University discovered that the part of the brain activated by music is dependent on whether or not the music is pleasant or dissonant.

The brain grows in response to musical training in the way a muscle responds to exercise. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston discovered that male musicians have larger brains than men who have not had extensive musical training. The cerebellums, that part of the brain containing 70% of the total brain’s neurons, were 5% larger in expert male musicians. Researchers have found evidence of the power of music to affect neural activity no matter where they looked in the brain, from primitive regions found in animals to more recently evolved areas thought to be strictly human such as the frontal lobes. Harmony, melody and rhythm invoke distinct patterns of brain activity.

 

Listen to Music, Develop More Neurons

Music, the universal language of mood, emotion and desire, connects with us through a wide variety of neural systems. Researchers have discovered evidence that music stimulates specific regions of the brain responsible for memory, language and motor control. They have located specific areas of mental activity linked to the emotional responses elicited by music. An outstanding discovery recently has shown that children listening to music have increased neural development. Neurons are the oldest and longest cells in the body. You have many of the same neurons for your whole life.

Although other cells die and are replaced, many neurons are never replaced when they die. In fact, you have fewer neurons when you are old compared to when you are young. However , data published in November 1998 show that in one area of the brain (the hippocampus), neurons can in fact grow in adult humans as well. The discovery that new neurons develop in children can also mean that they can develop in an adult. It would seem a reasonable assumption, although it is not yet clear empirically if this is the case, but those that cherish and love music will tell you anecdotal evidence that they feel they do have more brain power than before.

 

By  Paul Lenda

Re-arranged by Joi

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Sound is a Harmonic Healer

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Wave forms and frequencies permeate everything from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the largest structures – through solid objects and energy fields – even our thoughts and emotions. When we are feeling good, all aspects of our being can be said to be in harmony. When we are experiencing discomfort on any level, or sickness occurs, the vibrations of certain sounds can help bring us back to a harmonic, healthy state.

Along with healing and transformation, making sounds through sacred instruments or our voices has been a joyful part of human life throughout human history. It is only recently that watching TV or listening to recordings has virtually replaced the pleasure of making sounds together. Modern science is proving how sound vibrations can improve health and enhance our lives. A research team in Sweden discovered the most effective way of clearing blocked sinus passages was humming! Some participants in these sound healing sessions have noted how relaxing and uplifting the experience is, while others find it has helped relieve pain, bring them to a more joyful state, and many other benefits.

 

The Awe  of Music

Music has also been shown to have the wonderful power to awe humans. Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute, for instance, have found dramatic evidence on brain scans that the “chills,” or a visceral feeling of awe, that people report listening to their favorite music are real.

Music that a person likes – but not music that is disliked – activates both the higher, thinking centers in the brain’s cortex, and, perhaps more important, also the “ancient circuitry, the motivation and reward system,” said experimental psychologist Robert Zatorre, a member of the team.It’s this ancient part of the brain that, often through the neurotransmitter dopamine, also governs basic drives such as for food, water, and sex, suggesting the tantalizing idea that the brain may consider music on a par with these crucial drives.

 

Music as an Identifier of Emotions

In a study detailed in the European Journal of Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary Northwestern research team for the first time provides biological evidence that musical training enhances an individual’s ability to recognize emotion in sound, which is quite a useful skill in any facet of life. The study, funded by the National Science Foundation, found that the more years of musical experience musicians possessed and the earlier the age they began their music studies also increased their nervous systems’ abilities to process emotion in sound.

Previous research has indicated that musicians demonstrate greater sensitivity to the nuances of emotion in speech. In fact, recent studies indicated that musicians might even be able to sense emotion in sounds after hearing them for only 50 milliseconds.

By  Paul Lenda

Re-arranged by Joi

 

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A Calm Brain Switches On Abundance

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An important point is that if we have a calm brain, that in itself switches abundance on. It means we think better about abundance, notice opportunities better, think more clearly and make better life decisions.

To calm the brain is all about doing certain self-love exercises. Like telling yourself in the mirror that you love yourself. Or getting a good hug from your partner or close friend. This has the effect of healing your mind, and makes you a more calmer, collected, happier person.

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Tune Yourself Back To The Perfect Vibrations

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What are the Solfeggio frequencies?

Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient 6-tone scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.

The main six Solfeggio frequencies are:

396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear

417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships

741 Hz – Expression/Solutions

852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

 

Where do these tones come from?

According to Professor Willi Apel, the origin of the ancient Solfeggio scale can be traced back to a Medieval hymn to John the Baptist. The hymn has this peculiarity that the first six lines of the music commenced respectively on the first six successive notes of the scale, and thus the first syllable of each line was sung to a note one degree higher that the first syllable of the line that preceded it. Because the music held mathematic resonance, the original frequencies were capable of spiritually inspiring mankind to be more “god-kind”.

The original Solfeggio scale was developed by a Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo (c. 991 AD – c. 1050 AD). It was used by singers to learn chants and songs more easily. Today we know the Solfeggio scale as seven ascending notes assigned to the syllables Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti. The original scale was six ascending notes assigned to Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La. The syllables for the scale were taken from a hymn to St. John the Baptist, Ut Queant Laxis, written by Paulus Diaconus.

 

Your secret key to the Universe

Tune yourself back to the perfect vibrations

Nikola Tesla, the great genius and father of electromagnetic engineering, had once said, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would hold a key to the universe”. The 3, 6, and 9 are the fundamental root vibrations of the Solfeggio frequencies.

Albert Einstein stated: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” All matter beings vibrate at specific rates and everything has its own melody. The musical nature of nuclear matter from atoms to galaxies is now finally being recognized by science.

That is why these frequencies are so powerful. They can literally bring you back to the original tones of the heavenly spheres and put your body into a balanced resonance. Solfeggio music is the key to the Universe. You can either throw it away or you can use it to find healing and harmony, health and well-being. Just play the music!

 

 

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Natural Tranquilizer

The   4-7-8    Relaxing Breath    Exercise

 

This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Unlike tranquilizing drugs, which are often effective when you first take them but then lose their power over time, this exercise is subtle when you first try it but gains in power with repetition and practice.

 

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This is a simple exercise that takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.

Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4.

Hold your breath for a count of 7.

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of 8.

This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

 

Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth. The tip of your tongue stays in position the whole time. Exhalation takes twice as long as inhalation. The absolute time you spend on each phase is not important; the ratio of 4:7:8 is important. If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4:7:8 for the three phases. With practice you can slow it all down and get used to inhaling and exhaling more and more deeply.

 

Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.

Once you develop this technique by practicing it every day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. This exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit from it.

 

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