Posts Tagged ‘change’

Laurie Baum’s Astrological Forecast for 2012

December 7, 2011
Laurie Baum

Laurie Baum

This comprehensive astrological forecast for 2012 was written by my good friend Laurie Baum, MSW, a psychological astrologer and psychotherapist in practice in Encinitas, California. As you can see from her article, Laurie integrates the wisdom of natural patterns in the heavens with spirituality and psychological insights.

Click here to read Laurie’s 2012 predictions for each individual zodiac sign.

Personally, I never had much of an appreciation for astrology and just didn’t care enough about the subject to investigate it further. Then two things happened.

First, I happened to read a chapter in a life-changing book that burned off the fog of ignorance and answered every question I had about astrology. It was written with clarity, precision, wit and wisdom, and I felt the subject come brilliantly alive for me as I read it. Click here to read that excerpt on astrology.

Second, I had an hour-long astrological reading with Laurie Baum. We discussed every area I could think of: health, relationships, finances, lessons in need of learning, major life changes to come. Not only did she nail everything—and I mean everything—about me, but she provided very helpful insights that will help me navigate the years ahead with more confidence and authority. It was uncanny: everything she told me aligned perfectly with what my intuition had long been telling me; but she also went far beyond that point and gave me much to think about. This reading with Laurie gave me a much deeper appreciation of the value of astrology and a more profound respect for its power. Thank you, Laurie!

NOTE: After this post appeared, Alan, a very spiritually minded friend of mine, e-mailed me: “Given your glowing recommendations I just sent Laurie an email requesting a reading.” Three days later, Alan sent me this note: “I had a wonderful astrology reading experience with Laurie. She was able to deliver insightful information in a comprehensive and compassionate manner. I found it timely and useful on many levels so I thank you for introducing me to her.”

You, too, can benefit from Laurie’s wisdom. She 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.

SPECIAL NOTICE—Laurie is now offering 2012-specific astrology readings tailored just for you. Ask her for details.

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


As we collectively prepare for the year 2012, I pray for your enlightening and enlivening transition to the higher age we are about to enter. In this time of dynamic change, multiple outcomes are possible—depending upon our united intention. We may either collectively pray for each other and help each other achieve a higher good, or we may fight with each other for resources, and create limitation and lack for some and over-abundance for others. There truly will be enough for everyone—if we work together. But if we are competitive rather than cooperative, we may well be at odds. The outcome will be imbalance within ourselves and in the natural world around us. Cooperation is key to a shared, positive outcome.

Periods of enlightenment and change are often preceded by periods of doubt and strain as we work to separate what to bring forward from what to discard. It’s like packing your bags before taking an exciting journey. An exciting adventure awaits, but a lot of thought goes into deciding what to bring and what to leave behind. It’s a lot easier to travel light than weighted down. Similarly, you are better off letting go of what you don’t need rather than holding on to what is non-essential.

“We’re only going to lose (more…)

Until Your Last Breath

August 9, 2011

In a talk this week at the Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation in Los Angeles, a monk recalled how more than thirty years before, the senior monk in charge of training the new monastic initiates inspired him with these words:

I pray with all my heart that with my last breath I (more…)

Caroline Myss on Change, Upheaval and Sacred Contracts

August 8, 2011

Caroline Myss: brash, bold and brilliant

I very much enjoyed this seventy-seven-minute talk by Caroline Myss (rhymes with “grace”), an author, medical intuitive and superstar on the spiritual lecture circuit. Presented in Phoenix in 2010, How Times of Change Influence Your Sacred Contracts is full of Caroline’s trademark wit, wisdom and sauciness (which I find delightfully endearing).

I especially liked this excerpt about dealing with crisis and change:

When a crisis comes, when you’re frightened, you will instinctively look to your (more…)

Who’s Stopping You From Living Your Dream? You Are.

December 28, 2010

That's me on the Trego Nature Trail in Wisconsin, where I decided to make my move

Eleven weeks ago, during a walk in the woods, I made a decision: I would leave Minnesota, the only home I’d ever known, and move to California. I had wanted to move for years, but the quicksand of inertia and fear of the unknown had held me fast. Staying where I was, no matter how much I wanted to be elsewhere, was easier. Most importantly, my daughter and mother were in Minnesota and I couldn’t imagine living so far away from them.

Now that I’ve made the move and am happily ensconced in Encinitas, my favorite place on earth, everything feels right. I’m exactly where I should be, and Skype video enables me to see my family members at any time. Skype is like the Jetsons’ picture phone come to life. It’s free, it’s amazing, and did I mention it’s free?

So many people have told me that they envy me for changing my life so dramatically and embarking on such a great adventure. Guess what? You (more…)

That Sound You Hear is the Shattering of My Comfort Zone

November 18, 2010

I leave for California in less than two weeks and my emotions are taking me by surprise. I’m excited but also somewhat sad about moving so far away from my family and friends. I’m also a bit apprehensive; living in Minnesota is all I’ve ever known. Of course, that in itself is reason enough to go; it’s healthy to (more…)