Saturday, May 9, 2015

Coming Events

On Sunday, May 17, Apothecary Tinctura in Denver,  is sponsoring my 2nd of 3 Shamanic Workshops.  Sacred Journeys: Soul Retrieval, is about bringing pieces of ourselves and of others back to them. Previous experience necessary. Please call Kristin  at 303.399-1175 to register. 1-4PM. $65.

On Tuesday evening, May 26,  at 6PM at the Meadows Branch Library in Boulder, I will be offering a free Astrology Talk: Why Astrology? An Overview of the Birth Chart.

On April 28, I gave an Astrology Talk: Unfinished Business and Cosmic Triggers about Retrograde Planets in a birth chart and Eclipses and how they affect people. I recorded it, but because of its length, I can only send it as an mp3 file, via email. Can’t burn to CD. If you are interested, it’s $10. Email me and let me know:

I have extended the date for submissions to a Sisters Anthology. Poems, memoir, personal narrative are welcome. 1200 words max. Deadline July 1.

Thank you, Jyoti

Monday, May 4, 2015

Astro Update 5 4 15

Today Mercury enters the shadow of its next Rx (Retrograde) cycle. Mercury is in Gemini and in 2 weeks will turn Rx, giving us an opportunity to turn somewhat inward toward self-reflection.

Today Mercury suggests that we will revisit the issues that arise today again during that 3 week Rx time frame.

The theme is communication and decision-making. How do we exercise that decision-making muscle and take every opportunity to do so.

Mercury’s Cycle:
Enters the shadow  May 4, 2015
Turns Rx  May 18
Goes Direct  June 12
Catches up  June 27.

“Keep your intelligence white hot and your grief glistening“
so your life will stay fresh.”

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Starshine News Spring 2015

Starshine News
Vol.19, # 2
Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Editorial

Dear Friends,
My apologies for this issue being so late. Trying to find my way through a health maze and had to go with the pace of it.
Sometimes I find I need to stretch myself beyond where I think I should be to where I actually am. Sometimes I can go with the flow and the pace of things and other times I fight it all the way. This time, I had no fight. Had to take life and the timing of things where they found me.
And that leads me to kindness…especially kindness to self. Can we give to ourselves the compassionate understanding we would give to another? Something to ponder as we head toward summer.
Be Well,

Nick Nossaman will be doing a poetry reading and book signing on Wed, April 29th at 7 PM at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Café on the Hill in Boulder at 1203 13th Street Suite A, telephone 303-495-3303.

The name of his book is Daydream and Shadow, A Collection of Poetic Images, a book of poetry and photographs.

Spring Meditation
Daily: “I am grateful for EVERYTHING that has happened in my life, for EVERYONE in my life.”     This opens you to all the possibilities that the Universe has for you and removes ties to past resistances. It frees you.

Astrological Services
Consultations are $100.
They include:
Natal, and Transit Reading.
Relationship Charts.
Astrocartography Maps.
Shamanic Journeys.
Spiritual Consulting.
Children’s Charts:
$50 under 14 yrs.
Sliding scale available

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light. ~Rumi

Spring 2015 Astrology Column

April begins with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 4th at 6:05AM/MDT. A sense of empowerment. A need to balance our needs with others. On the 14th-20th-, Pluto will station, turning Rx on the 16th. This period of time has an intensity to it. The strongest day is the 16th, when Pluto turns Rx (Retrograde) and we work inwardly for the next several months. The New Moon on the 18th at 12:57 PM/MDT is having the personal strength to take on this new cycle in a different way than before. Look to new and innovative ideas. Communicate in your relationships. The 23rd holds a Yod in the heavens with Sun, Moon and Saturn. Look for something magical to happen that day.

May begins with the Full Moon on the 3rd  at 9:42PM/MDT. Gives the ability to transform. Nourish others with words and ideas. Mercury enters its shadow on May 4th and we begin to look at the balance of things, our relationships, and our diplomacy. A day of resistance on the 14th. The New Moon on the 17th at 10:13 PM/MDT asks us to notice where our boundaries need to be strengthened. Challenges. Mercury turns Rx on the 18th at 7:50PM/MDT (until June 12th) and we look within at the mind, and how we see things, the stuff we tell ourselves, etc. The 22nd makes one look at where one needs to claim their authority.

June begins with the Full Moon at 10:19AM/MDT on the 2nd. The questions are: What’s true and what’s no longer true? Dynamic energy to wade through illusions and come to the truth of things. Neptune is stationing from 5th-19th of June. Things feel dreamy and not always clear. Look deeper. Mercury turns Direct on the 11th at 4:33PM/MDT. We begin to express what has been occurring to us over the previous 3 weeks. The New Moon on the 16th at 8:05AM/MDT bring intelligence, emotion and leadership qualities to the forefront. Learning situations show up. The Summer Solstice on the 21st at 10:38AM/MDT brings enthusiasm and inspiration to the next quarter of the year. Share and see the mountains move? Venus enters the shadow of it Rx cycle on this day (21st) also. Begin to notice where you place your values…money, ideas, friends, etc.  Lucky day on the 22nd. Mercury catches up on the 27th and we move into new territory, new perceptions.  Happy Summer!

Lunar Full Moon Eclipse April 4   6:05AM/MDT
New Moon April 18  12:57PM/MDT
Full Moon May3   9:42PM/MDT
New Moon  May 17  10:13PM/MDT
Full Moon  June 2 10:19AM/MDT
New Moon  June 16  08:05AM/MDT
Summer Solstice  June 21  10:38AM/MDT

Mercury’s Cycle:
Enters shadow  May 4
Rx May 18
Direct June 12
Catches up  June 27

Spring 2015 Book Reviews

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng.   About a half English, half Chinese teenager-young man in Malaysia as the Japanese are infiltrating and taking over prior to WWII. He meets a Japanese man who becomes his martial arts teacher, learns Japanese, and ends up working for the Japanese during the war to save his prestigious family, which of course is a recipe for failure as the Japanese were very cruel and heartless. This is a very deep book always with the question of predestination vs. free will as this young man struggles with what is right to do in an impossible situation. ISBN: 9781602860247.     Guest Reviewer: Ann Cowles

Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed by Sonia Choquette
This memoir of walking the 790 kilometers of El Comino de Santiago from France across Spain is well written with brutal honesty and humor. This nationally known psychic and spiritual teacher found herself at a major life crossroads facing a divorce after thirty years of marriage. She needed a drastic change and felt called to the Camino. Sensitive to both her inner and outer environments she brings us along on each day of her month on the trail. Even though I've seen a movie and a documentary about this pilgrimage, I didn’t really know what it was like to walk it until reading Choquette’s account. I, too, moved through some emotional baggage while “on” the Camino, although not Sonia's transformation. This is not just a read but an experience. I feel like I’ve walked the Camino vicariously.  If you decide to read this book, I wish you “Buen Camino.”    Guest Reiewer: Kate Guilford.

Palmetto Poison by C. Hope Clark. This third book in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series brings another high octane story tempered by relationships and humor. Even though each book can stand alone, it’s more fun to read them in order. This one involves the Governor, a frame up, drugs, peanuts and a nudist resort along with two sisters, Slade’s two kids as well as her lover, USDA Special Agent Wayne Largo. As usual with Clark’s books, the relationships draw you in while the unfolding story keeps you turning pages. There are no dull moments. Guest Reviewer: Kate Guilford

Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
I have been reading this series and am sure that I am a "Johnny-come-lately" for this series has been around for many years. I just had to send this recommendation though, because I just read Jyoti's trip planner for Scotland and it's standing stone sights...also factor in the timing of the trip and the proximity of the equinox and some "in-tune" soul on the journey could find themselves coming face-to-face with destiny's tide and travel through time's gateway! These books are historical fiction and have truly swept me away. My mind has traveled and enjoyed such fascinating adventures, and colorful characters as to make my body jealous for the journey also!
Guest Reviewer: Danna Kelly Faver
Love Never Ends: Messages from the Other Side by Sunny Dawn Johnston  Inspirational. Over the  years that the intuitive & psychic author has done readings for people to reach out to their beloveds that have passed over, she has come to the conclusion that love never dies. The Universe is full of love; fear is an earth-based emotion.
Two Old Fools on a Camel by Vitoria Twead  Memoir. An English couple that have retired to a small village in Spain to live, find that they need to return to work for a year to cushion their finances. They go to Bahrain to teach in the middle and high schools. It turned out to be the year of the riots and upheaval of the people. Their observations are more amusing than serious as they step into an alien world of the super wealthy with very different life values. Guest Reviewer: Arlene Bice.

A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson  Memoir. A man is relocated to the far side of the country for his job after their sons are grown and on their own.  His wife decides to stay behind on the Cape Cod coast. She takes the year to think, to ponder, to work at odd jobs, and to get in touch with herself before they re-unite. Guest Reviewer: Arlene Bice.
Memoir of an Independent Woman, an Unconventional Life Lived Well by Tania Grossinger Memoir. The author grew up mostly at Grossinger’s very popular resort in the New York Catskill Mountains. She meets many celebrities, makes a friendship with Jackie Robinson and sometimes struggles to get through the day, longing for a show of love and attention from her widowed mother. She later works in NYC among many top entertainment names and has an impressive  resume. Guest Reviewer: Arlene Bice
A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball. Three friends leave suburbia, with children grown, marriages done, and purchase a rundown mansion in the Shenandoah Valley. Challenges of epic proportion greet them daily, yet they continue on, falling more and more in love with their new home. This is the first book of at least five that have followed. Easy to read and to care about the characters. Loved this series.
Magnificent Vibration  by  Rick Springfield.   This is one book where I can honestly say, I had no idea what was going to happen in the end.  And I liked that. The story line weaves not only the past and the present, but also carries us from one continent to another, as well as an on-going conversation with God him/her-self  …  so be prepared to keep up!  I really enjoyed the character development and the playfulness this format allowed, while actually looking at some serious issues.  IN-Joy !! 
Guest Reviewer: Annette Price.

Take Heart-
For There is where our Joy does live
though commonly secreted away behind scars.
Take Heart-
Sitting still or dancing or singing.
Tether your chattering mind to your Heart
Breathing In Breathing Out
Inviting Joys’ Dearest cousins
Nectar of Love
Daily Bread of Gratitude
To Nourish Joy
as you then
Give Heart-
Hands & actions Rooted now in That.

Terra Rafael

Apothecary Tinctura, Denver, is sponsoring my classes and workshops
To Register, call Kristen at 303.399.1175

Astrology Series I & II
Four consecutive Wednesday evenings. 
April 15th – May 6th & May 20th – June 10th 
6:30 – 9:00pm  $65. each series.

Flight of the Spirit: Shamanic Workshop
Sunday, April 19th 
1:00  – 4:00pm
Learn how to utilize different states of consciousness to gather information, power and courage. Using traditional techniques, we will learn about non-ordinary reality, spirit guides and animal spirits. We will journey to the land of the spirits. *No previous experience required. Please bring pillows, blanket, & altar item for blessings.    $65

Sacred Journeys: Soul Retrieval
Sunday, May 17th 
1:00  – 5:00pm
When we experience deep emotional and physical situations in life, sometimes we lose pieces of ourselves. It is important that we receive those pieces back to fill ourselves and become more whole. *Flight of the Spirit is required to provide basic journey skills. Please bring pillows, blanket, & altar item for blessings.     $65

 Healing the Ancestral Heart Workshop
Sunday, June 7th 
1:00 – 5:00pm
Betrayals, familial wounds, unspoken bonds, denied love, these are the potential woundings of the Ancestral Heart. Please join me in a journey workshop to heal this lineage you are a part of, and bring light and new vision forward to your life and beyond you.  *No previous experience required. Please bring pillows, blanket, & altar item for blessings.      $65
Jyoti Wind, Shamanic Practitioner, Astrologer, Writer
Views at the Office
Hundreds of crises
come and go;
multitudes of decisions,
treks up and down stairs;
the computer clicks and putts and whirrs,
the telephone summons impatiently.
The swing of the door punctuates
each individual’s arrival and departure.
The rain and the sun come and go
with our perspiration and exclamation and ministration.
…And all the while
the pigeon on the drainpipe
in her modest home of sticks and string
waits patiently for the arrival
of her children.
Nick Nossaman

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkinson. From the back cover: Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it.
View his Griefwalker video on Youtube.


      Jyoti Wind
      2635 Mapleton Ave.#9
      Boulder, CO 80304 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Revolution of Writing: Women's Writing Seminar

The Revolution of Writing
A Women’s Writing Seminar

What if a group of women gathered to write, to express themselves, voicing thoughts and feelings that would have been heretical 150 years ago, let alone the conversation and dress.

What if this innocuous writing group was a front for a different model, a present day model of revolution.

Using Fairy Tales, Guided Meditation, Labyrinth walk,  and writing prompts, we will have an opportunity to share heartfelt experiences, enhance our writing agility, and open mind-doors to other ways of perceiving life.

Move away from the harbor where you presently are and journey down the coast of our collective  evolution.

Please join me for this 2 day Writing Seminar in beautiful Boulder, CO this Summer on July 18 and 19, 2015. Saturday and Sunday, 10-4PM.    $200.

Each day we will have a 1 ½ hour break for lunch. Lunch is on your own.
Exact location given on registration and payment.

Consider coming ahead of time or staying afterwards to enjoy what Boulder and the surrounding mountainous region has to offer.      For hotel and dining info:

Jyoti Wind has been a writer of poetry and prose since childhood. She has facilitated women’s writing groups for 12 years, led workshops on self-publishing, been a member of The Poetry Society of Colorado and the International Women’s Writing Guild. She also edits manuscripts and coaches those stepping into the self-publishing field. Jyoti has self-published 8 books, including 4 anthologies. Her work has been published in Elephant Journal, Crone Magazine and various blogs and newsletters.  Payment through Paypal or check to: 2635 Mapleton Ave. #9, Boulder, CO 80304    303.541-9106