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Be well,

Scott K Smith
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Hello. Hello!

Yes I finally did it, I opened the doors to Lifencompass / my home and started a healing share. I began by calling it a Reiki Share but I feel that there are just too many great healing modalities that work well together to limit it to Reiki alone. Besides the work “reiki” is just to limiting lately. There is so much more to it than the “#hashtag” “#Reiki” has become. Today, with a few healers I have worked with over the years, we draw together a start, a circle of healing in Downtown LA. And in the case of anyone thinking, Um why didn’t you call me? I started with students and healers I have established a working relationship with, and those that arrived become what I hope is the seed.

I’m excited!

The energy of the house, that sits within a little healing grid, has changed already and a lot has come in and through in preparation. I am REALLY happy with this. My life, my changes, and my path feel… on point.

So, in the future I’m looking at expanding the circle and opening up the healing practice again, and, and, and, moving forward in this new direction. It’s time. I’m glad you have walked along with me. Anticipate new things, maybe like once a month. Expect invitations.

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Be well,

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In keeping with the trend of forecasting energetic trends, I bring you an excerpt from Michelle Karen’s blog.

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We are blessed with a Solar Eclipse on Tuesday January 3 at 1:03 AM at 13Âş39′ Capricorn.

This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: “An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture”. Eclipses are always days of intensified energy which shift our lives permanently to a whole new level of experience and consciousness. Everything done/said on an eclipse day tends to be final. No matter what happens, we should take extra care in remaining positive and loving. This particular eclipse asks us to re-evaluate our goals and ambitions, as well as our place in society. We may want to simplify our immediate reality. As more and more of the knowledge carried within from past/parallel civilizations remember itself within us, the more wisdom and power we exude. An important time to remember who we really are in our divinity and where we come from in an expanded concept of reality.

Saturn turns retrograde on Tuesday January 25

3′ Libra. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: “Two men placed under arrest”. A time to seriously question the duties, responsibilities and obligations our conditioning has made us blindly accept. Even if this means that we could become vastly misunderstood. The more we awaken to our personal power, the truer to ourselves we become, the less tolerant we may be toward structures that have lost their meaning to us. It is a time to reach personal mastery and be clear in our hearts on what rules we truly want to follow and why. On the road to enlightenment we have to follow as much as we can, the dictates of our inner truth.

via January 2011 : Michelle Karen Books, Astrology – A Special Tool for Personal Empowerment.

What I don’t see mentioned here are the great words from her email, which I found quite helpful. Here are some excerpts as well.


As this new year 2011 starts, we are truly being projected into the unknown. In the Mayan Calendar, this one-before-last year is our last chance to clear our karma. This is why everything is coming to a head in such a violent way, forcing us to face the consequences of our actions,  but most profoundly, look at our thoughts/images, our feelings and the realities they create in our external world.

This Solar Eclipse talks about the need to find passion in our lives, fully commit ourselves to our spiritual growth, to projects that make us soar, as well as to a deep relationship -first to ourselves in the marriage of the masculine and the feminine within- and then to another whom we have a strong soul bond with. We are seeking nothing less than true intimacy with a person with whom we are of matching power and can relate to in body, mind, soul and spirit. This position is also likely to reveal what is keeping us from true love, what false/limiting/limited beliefs we still hold on to that prevent us from experiencing the joys of shared love. It is a time to dwell profoundly into the thoughts we have surrounding relationships and sexuality. Unexpected fortuitous events involving friends, the pursuit of educational, humanitarian or spiritual interests support us in realizing dreams and visions we’ve held for a long time for a deep personal relationship.

It also requires of us to see our own beauty, own our personal power and stand in our passion.

We could be led to creating new adventurous streams of income that require that we take certain risks in expanding our skills.

Limitations could be felt in our domestic circumstances, somewhat stifling the scope of our actions. But if we remain mindful that the change we want to see in the world first needs to occur in our own perception, then those blocks will automatically disappear and we’ll truly become the masters of our destiny. Making our home a sanctuary to bring the sacred into our daily lives could become important.

On a professional level these were / are important foot notes. I thought it would be beneficial to you to share them. Do with them as you will.

Where ever this finds you, I hope you are having a lovely new year.

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Be well,

Scott K Smith
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Yes, like many of you I’m sick. I’m only sitting here at my desk at the moment because I’ve grudgingly taken a 1/2 dose of a “daytime” flu medication. My ill luck started with a hazy x-mas  holiday and a popped blood vessel in my nose. One is bigger than the other and it dramatic weather changes it tends to get bothered. Well, it did. That became a bloody drip that kept me up all night. Roll that into a cold-like symptom this morning and afternoon and here I am, writing to you.


I have pasd Reiki, often for hours at a time when I lay in bed, as it takes no effort to lay hands and enter a meditative state. I’d like to think this has kept me from the worst of whatever hit me but I know tonight I’m going to go down for the healing count and really work on whatever it is that is working on me. 🙂

I’ve cancelled my appointments and any blogging, except maybe to moan and groan, until I’m on the upward swing and able to be clear again to read, cast cards, make art, etc.

Yada. Yada. Yada. I’m going back to being lethargic.

xo ~ Scott

Lunar libration. see below for more descriptions

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I’m really excited for this week. We’ve got a cosmic-trifecta, at 1:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, (Dec. 21st) a full moon and total lunar eclipse will occur on the winter solstice. The last time that happened was on December 21, 1638. Um… that’s a long time ago.

More than just the knowledge of the solar-lunar solstice and the potent energy that it caries to be honored and observed I had a tickling at the crown this morning as the sensation of the message came through. In no way do I wish to be clichĂ© but Hope and Light and Peace were my spiritual hash-tags. It’s as if the spirit of Christmas, much talked about and portrayed in film and story is muscling in over and around the pervasive heavy vibration that has ebbed in and out the last few months; and which appeared to heighten in the last week.

If you are sensitive to the subtle flows of energy in and around us, you may have perceived this in various situations.

Well I pulled a card this week, The Star, and I think that is message enough from me but the accent cards show that our healing and inspirational skills can be applied to our life in the most effective way at this time, because the time is right.

But don’t take my word for it, let’s look at some of the buzz around the web, specifically those that focus in on the Cosmic-Trifecta this solstice.

“Tuesday, December 21 at 0:13 AM PST we shall be experiencing a Lunar Eclipse in Gemini (29Âş21’). What makes this a rare event is that it is occurring only a few hours before the Winter Solstice (Sun entering Capricorn at 3:39 PM PST). Eclipses are always major turning points in our lives and this one, even more so. To find out which area of your life will be the most affected, look at which astrological house it is falling into.

This eclipse points to the importance of balance and integrity. We need to infuse beauty and peace in our personal relationships. It is important that we discover -or reassess- what our common goals/dreams with our significant other are, so that passion may continue to make us soar or reawaken from its ashes. A sense of intensity and groundedness in our personal power accompanies these realizations. As we know who we are, what we want and what we have in common, nothing will stand in the way of what we can manifest as a couple.

For those who do not presently have a significant relationship, it is a time to  create your inner marriage and find completeness within yourself.  Making our inner masculine and  feminine conscious, erases the sense of lack or longing. If your desire is to join with another in relationship, from that place of mastery, peace and wholeness where you are deeply in love with yourself and your life,  it will necessarily unfold in the most beautiful of ways.

Michelle Karén M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

And from Trumbull Patch:

Traditionally, the solstice is a time of renewal, of hope in the darkness and of celebration as the days gradually become longer.  Many cultures used to celebrate their new year at the winter solstice. Rock formations, temples and pyramids were said to have been built to show their people the exact time the solstice was taking place so they could plan their rituals and ceremonies.

It’s no coincidence that our celebrations at this time of year focus on adding light to the darkness. Trees and homes are illuminated by Christmas lights, and candles are lit on the Hannukah menorah as we find ways to make it through and out of the darkest time of the year.

There’s so much electro-magnetic energy swirling around us that feeling major “shifts” in our lives in the coming days is to be expected.

Power created by the solstice point is amplified by the full moon in the final degree of the mental sign of Gemini and is boosted by the fateful total lunar eclipse. Issues that have been working beneath the surface of our minds and hearts will soon manifest into reality.

Pay extra attention to your dreams, gut instincts, synchronicities and coincidences — all signs and signals of new insights and truths and the next steps to more happiness and fulfillment.

With all the cosmic power out there as we wind up 2010, the coming year appears to offer a no holds barred “fresh start.”

By Eugenie Diserio / Full article here.

Finally a great note on other aspects of the solstice and the eclipse, with some particularly interesting notes on the astrological components. Justin Bond posted this link on Twitter and I bookmarked it for today as there are several interesting passages in the newsletter. I can’t repaint the message, or the great details that Cathy Pagano has spelled out for us. I invite you to take a peak at what I have her and then invest a little time in reading and meditation on both the newsletter and her great blog Wisdom of Astrology.

This Solstice is important too because in 2011 the dance between Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (death & rebirth/evolution) intensifies, eventually forming seven exact squares between 2012 and 2015; these energies will continue to push us to demand personal, cultural and political reforms.   With these squares, we will be entering the first–quarter phase of the 60s conjunction of Pluto and Uranus.  Echoing the Hero’s journey, this is the phase of the cycle when we have to over-come obstacles, where our determination is tested.   You just have to look at the world news to understand that these energies are at play in the world, asking us to work with them creativity.  When Uranus finally enters Aries in March 2011, we will discover new identities for ourselves, new ways of entering into the life of the world.  This new Birth therefore, is important for us since it is our new Uranian identity that’s being born in the Light.

One way to understand what we have to do now is to entertain the possibility of making our instincts conscious by seeing them as archetypal patterns; the work is to recognize what our instincts are telling us about ourselves. Are we warriors, nurturers, inventors, artists, scientists, environmental visionaries? The Child of Light is a redeemer and savior.  S/He redeems the Dark – brings what is still dark into the light of consciousness. What talents and abilities are waiting to be recognized and born in that divine maternity bed this Winter Solstice?

The full Moon occurs just hours before the Sun enters Capricorn.  This Gemini-Sagittarius Full Moon is not only a lunar eclipse, but also a Super Moon, swinging closest to the Earth and intensifying its gravitational pull on us.  So we might get more emotional, more dreamy, more unconscious.  It also occurs at the last degree of Gemini/Sagittarius, signs which rule how we think and what we believe about life, pushing us to resolve the full energies of the two signs with wisdom and compassion.  The Eclipse is visible in Europe, in South & North America and Japan, and is total at 8:13am GMT/3:13am EST/12:13am PST.  (You’ll find more information at my astrology blog.)

Since the eclipse occurs at the last degrees of Sagittarius and Gemini, it concerns how we transform information, beliefs, and knowledge into Wisdom.  Emotions and feelings play a big part in that, and with the eclipse, we might find ourselves understanding just why we do what we do.  The more we know about what our beliefs are founded on, the easier it will be to transform what’s blocking us so we can bring about real change in our cultural attitudes and in the environmental degradation we have created.


This eclipse also (trines) attracts energy from Neptune and Chiron’s idealistic new vision of Aquarian wholeness and equality.  When the darkness takes the place of the Light during the eclipse, we could be thrown into chaos and fear, but if we hold true to our vision of one world at peace, if weImagine as John hoped we would, we will come through the dark night with a clearer vision and a brighter hope than we’ve had in a while.  A lunar eclipse marks the end of something.  But an end is always a new beginning.

We need to tell a new story.  That’s what Winter Solstice invites us to do, especially this year with Mercury going deep into the Galactic Center. The fires of Creation await us!   Let’s imagine it together.

Wisdom of Astrology / Cathy Pagano

Personally it is important for me to say that this time, at this moment, we have a great opportunity to be who we essentially are in our truest vision of ourself. We do not have to be Oprah (whom I love) to inspire, or his Holiness the Dalai Lama to represent your heart of compassion, these are just a few of the Stars in our life. They are reflecting our greatest potential.

Believe in that potential.

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Be well,

Scott K Smith

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Silly me, I just realized I was on vacation. In my mind I was thinking I still had a week to go but in fact, I’m free of all mundane obligations to my real estate position. That leaves time for other things and I would love to devote some of that time to folks who were in need of some healing or face time for guidance, Essential Oils, or what not.

Please contact me if you are in or going to be around the area. I will be gone for the actual “Christmas Holiday” DAY but pretty much home-centric for the rest of the month, including New Years which I will spend with my lovely friends at Santee Court.

Send me an email or give a poke or gab on facebook and I’ll respond as soon as humanly possible.

Hoping you have weathered this retrograde and the holiday’s.

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I hope this finds you well,

Scott K Smith

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A bit of promotion from Lifencompass / Young Living.

Among my many favorites from YL Essential Oils I found some great little combo-packs on the holiday market.

Essential Oil Mini Relax Collection

Includes one 5 ml bottle each of Valor®, Peace & Calming®, and peppermint to give you a boost this stressful season. Comes wrapped in an elegant cream-colored gift box with a turquoise bow.

Valor info. Peppermint info. Peace and Calming info.

Item No. 4493
Whsl. $35.00 / Pref. Customer $40.53 / Retail $46.53

Essential Oil Mini Winter Collection

Includes one 5 ml bottle each of Thieves®, Purification®, and R.C.™ to purify and cleanse your home. Comes wrapped in an elegant cream-colored gift box with a red bow.

Purification info. Thieves info. R.C. info.

Item No. 4492
Whsl. $35.00 / Pref. Customer $40.53 / Retail $46.05

Essential Oil Mini Home Collection

Includes one 5 ml bottle each of lavender, lemon, and grapefruit to create an inviting atmosphere and lift holiday spirits. Comes wrapped in an elegant cream-colored gift box with a purple bow.

Lemon info. Lavender info. Grapefruit info.

Item No. 4491
Whsl. $27.50 / Pref. Customer $31.84 / Retail $36.18

There are other great gift ideas in the Season Essentials catalog (pdf) and, of course, I’m around facebook and twitter for Q&A. You can also check out the complete product catalog here by clicking “pages.” (PDF download).


If you are interested in ordering this or any essential oil you can sign up at Young Living, or contact a distributor in your area.

If you are not a Young Living member there are several levels of participation to choose from when exploring Young Living. You can sign up for email updates and join me at Young Living as a:

  1. Customer: beginning to reap the benefits of the YL Product line.
  2. Preferred Customer: signing up for a customizable monthly “auto-ship” program, you gain a discount on the cost of your oils and begin to receive free learning materials and essential oil rewards.
  3. Distributor: Visit the distributor page for more information.

Start by visiting Young Living’s website:

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You will then create a user name and password, account, etc and then you can begin ordering Young Living Essential Oils.

If you have further questions or want more information please send me a note.

I’m in the Downtown Los Angeles area and I’m happy to include your order in our community order here at Santee Court. You must be local, please email me for details.

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Be well,

Scott K Smith

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Hi there.

I spent the morning working on a first draft of Essentials: Acceptance. That brought me to think about the follow up I intend to post, bringing some results of some work with the Young Living Essential Oil Blend: Abundance (featured here). It’s only been a few weeks since the full moon, where I combined Abundance (oil) in a larger working but I’ve already seen a few initial results that came from some unexpected sources.

The nature of spell-work, in my opinion, prevents me from writing in any detail at this time but I’m liking what I am seeing / experiencing. You have my oath that I’ll post the results, ritual, and full details when I reach my goal.

I did  mention that I have a few other things in the line-up, aside from the Tarot Weekly’s. They include a few book reviews, from giving people like the folks at Sounds True, Christopher Penczak and Copper Cauldron Publishing, and another I am considering but still reading. I dont’ get a lot of feedback on the reviews but I hope they continue to be entertaining.

The new year (Julian) is coming and I’m always motivated to find new things, and continue the Journey.

Stay tuned. Say hi. Connect with  me on Facebook, Twitter, or if you know me, just give a call. Oh and look for the next Essential posting this Friday.


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Scott K Smith

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Hi there.

Here’s my hope that you have a warm, loving, filling, and healthy Thanksgiving. I know I will, I just want to spread the wealth. 🙂

There will not be any other posts here until Monday. Look forward to:

Tarot Weekly
Essentials: Acceptance
Book reviews… I have three.
Journey Work: Notes on my shadow.

Hopefully we chat soon.


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Scott K Smith

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Sorry about the slow / or low posting this week. I’ve been on a meditative hiatus delving into some shadow work. That would be part of the Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft training. Tho I’m about to move on some of the stuff that has come up has been very personal, very intimate, and very uncomfortable…

I’m not sure that it’s blog worthy and most of it will be taken to the fire for recycling.

I’ll be back on course soon.

Be well,


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