Archive for June, 2015

Summer Solstice 2015 Update From Astrologer Laurie Baum

June 21, 2015

Laurie Baum

If you enjoy astrology, you will like this Summer Solstice update written by my good friend Laurie Baum, MSW, a psychological astrologer and psychotherapist in practice in Encinitas, California.

Laurie writes a free astrological newsletter about how planetary alignments affect our lives on earth. Click here to e-mail Laurie to subscribe at no cost, or visit Laurie’s website and click on “Free Email Newsletter.”

Laurie is a former newspaper and news magazine reporter who is profiled in the books Psychic New York and The 100 Top Psychics in America. She is the author of five books:

A to Z Acrophonology: Discover the Power of the Letters in Your Name

Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign

Whispers from the Cosmos

Sacred Mysteries of Egypt

Astrological Secrets for the New Millennium

Laurie also offers counseling appointments by phone. She will answer your questions about major life decisions and talk with you about the reasons you have incarnated, the lessons you are here to learn, where you are on the wheel of karma, and the psychological developmental cycles you have been through and are going through. She will look at current influences on your health, finances, relationships, career, and any relocation plans that may be necessary. She also will look ahead with you at the next seven years of your life. A reading with Laurie can help you take the next step in your life. Sessions, which are available via landline phone or Skype (audio or video), are digitally recorded.

To make an appointment, click here to e-mail Laurie or call her at (760) 753-7676. Click here to visit Laurie’s website for more information.



The Summer Solstice arrives on Sunday, June 21, and coincides with Father’s Day, a celebration of the protective, benevolent virtues of fatherhood, in the United States, India, England and many other nations. Coincidentally, the planetary alignments of the summer season also open the way for us to take greater initiative and leadership in our own lives, a reflection of the positive qualities we attribute to fathers.

The Summer Solstice also marks the zenith of the Sun’s light, which corresponds with the longest period of daylight in the entire year. Use the growing light of the Sun in the days leading up to the Summer Solstice to focus your energy on your positive visualizations for the next season of your life. The Solstice is an auspicious time for meditation, contemplation, affirmation and prayer. It is a law of physics that light is strongest when it bends, as it does at the change of seasons. Harness the power of the Sun in days leading up to the Summer Solstice to energize your own positive thoughts and affirmations.

A number of active planetary alignments this summer will make this a good time to (more…)

A Heartwarming Message from Daya Ma on Her 100th Birthday

June 11, 2015


This photo was taken at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple on January 31, 2014. Why is that date significant? It is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sri Daya Mata, who served as the beloved president of SRF from 1955 until her passing on November 30, 2010.

Sri Daya Mata

Sri Daya Mata

On the night before Daya Ma’s guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, left this world, he told her, “When I am gone, only (more…)