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Hearing the Eclipse March 20th

Hearing the Eclipse March 20th
New York, NY: 
March 30-April 11. For readings: 
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com.
Workshop: HERE
Andover, MA: 
March 26-30.  reading 
Circle of Wisdom:  
More info: HERE
Esalen, CA
Kabbalah and Movement Retreat.
April 17-19. More info: HERE
San Francisco, 
May 15-18 Readings: 
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com 
Workshops click HERE
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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March 20th Total Solar Eclipse in Pisces
March 20th is an eclipsed day. We will be surfing a New Moon under Pisces. Dolphins in pairs swim while crossing each other's path in perfect harmony, leaving a wake patterns resembling the yin-yang symbol. The dolphins whistle and click to activate their echolocation systems. The dolphins can tell where they are by listening...

The new moon always reminds me of Istanbul with her milliard mosques adorned with crescent moons on top of pregnant domes and erect towers.
 


And from these towers, the Call to Prayer, five times a day according to the passage of the chariot of the Sun, summoning the neighbors, reminding them to listen. 

Pisces, the sign of mysticism, dance and poetry, always conjures in my mind's eye the image of Rumi and his whirling dervishes. Last year, I had the fortune of witnessing the festivities in honor of Mevlana Rumi in Konya, where the celebration of Sema takes place. Sema, which means "listen" in Persian, Arabic and Hebrew, is such an appropriate name for a ceremony that involves no words but only music and silent movement. How synchronistic that the peoples in most need of listening to each other to resolve much of the world's problems happen to share the same word for hearing: Israelis, Arabs, Turks and Iranians. 

The most powerful prayer in Hebrew, a magical spell of unity, was given by Moses to the Ancient Hebrews to spread around the world: Shma (listen) God is One. 



Why listen and not look? 
In Exodus 24:7, Moses speaks to the people on the slopes of Mount Sinai and lays out the covenant between God and Israel. Upon hearing the contract, to seal the deal the people collectively respond: "We will obey and we will listen." Why listen? Why Shema? Why Sema? And why when the prophets communicated with God they say they HEAR, bat-kol, Hebrew for "daughter of sound." What is it about the auditory sense rather than the visual, that connects us to the one?
  וַיִּקַּח סֵפֶר הַבְּרִית, וַיִּקְרָא בְּאָזְנֵי הָעָם; וַיֹּאמְרוּ, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר יְהוָה נַעֲשֶׂה וְנִשְׁמָע.  And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the hearing of the people; and they said: 'All that the LORD hath spoken will we hear, and obey.'


First and foremost, our eyes can deceive us. Nothing personal, it's in their nature. From optical illusions to falling in love with people's appearances, our eyes gets us into trouble. In addition, we have two blind spots horizontally and another two vertically, which means we can only see half of creation. On the other hand, our ears afford us the ability to hear things we cannot see. Close your eyes for a second. You will be able to hear what is above, below, to the sides. Even what is happening 20 stories down on the street or if an airplane passes thousands of meters above. Our ears can even record sounds coming from inside of us. And while we cannot see our lover's heart, we can surely hear it. 

Consider the following dialogue:
Jane: So will you come with me to my sister's engagement party?
John: Hmmm, we'll see.
Jane: OK, I get it, you are not coming. 
John: I didn't say that. Let's see what happens.
Jane: Come on! I need you there. If this guy ends up also being a jerk, we will have to deal with him for the rest of our lives. 
John: So you want me to be the one to tell your sister she should not get married?
Jane: She listens to you. John, Please!!! 
John: OK, Ok! I hear you. I'll come.

John started off with an obvious negative attitude toward attending Jane’s sister's party. He expressed it subtly by using the words "I'll see," thus injecting a certain degree of skepticism about him going with Jane.  However, at the end, after he is convinced, he declares "I hear you," which demonstrates he will come. As the Ancient Hebrews declared: "We obey and listen." In modern Hebrew as well, hearing is more definite than seeing; listening stronger than watching. We say נראה (see or look) when we are less certain, leaving the option of "bailing out," but as we saw above, when we need to seal a pact with God, we use נשמע (hear or listen). If you speak any other language and it is the same in your native tongue, please email me.

Shhhh...listening to the Solar eclipse on March 20th
Since an eclipse, by default, blocks either the light of the Sun or the Moon, it is a time when seeing is more difficult and therefore, a perfect period to focus on listening. Pisces is the sign of dreams, so start paying attention to your nightly narratives from now until the 22nd. You can use the Kabbalistic technique of "Dream Quest." Find an aspect of your life that needs more clarity, and before you go to sleep meditate on that issue, asking your dreams for guidance. Make sure to write your dreams when you wake up, and if you don't remember, try to record your feelings when you wake up. 

 


What to do:
Since a solar eclipse is always a new moon, it represents a new beginning. Considering that it takes place a few hours before the Spring Equinox, it will be colored by strong red frequencies of Aries that begins a few hours after the eclipse. The Spring Equinox, true to its name, helps us spring into action. Given this:
  • Dance, meditate, take a yoga class, start a martial art or a training regimen.
  • Spend time in water, a bath with sea-salt, swim, surf, ski, or hike by a water source.
  • Take it easy, don't overbook your schedule from the 19th to the 21st of March.
  • If you want to get pregnant, the eclipse is a good time to meditate with your future child's souls and ask him/her to be reborn.
  • Follow the white rabbit of synchronicities! They abound during any eclipse, but they come gushing down during Pisces lunation.
  • Watch and write your dreams.

Since on April 4th we have the lunar eclipse in Libra (Passover Night), some of the stories instigated by the 20th of March eclipse will become manifest or clearer by then. The finale of the story will happen in September 2015 (13th and 27th), when the opposing eclipses take place. 
     
To watch an interactive google map of the path and shadow of the eclipse:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEanimate/SEanimate2001/SE2015Mar20T.GIF 

Have a wonderful spring equinox and solar total eclipse, and may you surf the mighty waves effortlessly and with lots of powerful insights...

Happy Spring!
gahl
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Gahl in NY March 30 - April 12 for private readings and workshop

Gahl in NY March 30 - April 12 for private readings and workshop
New York, NY:
March 30-April 11. Readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

Esalen, CA

Kabbalah Retreat
April 15-17

San Francisco
May 15-18
Readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com
Workshops click HERE

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Gahl in NYC March 30 - April 12

Hello!
Hope the storms are over and that spring is ready to kick in. Change is coming with the New Moon Eclipse in Pisces on March 20th so hold on!!!

Please email me if you would like to book a Past Lifetime Regression or a Reading while I am in New York between March 30-April 12. I will also be doing a workshop on the Astrology of 2015 and how to navigate the year of the Sheep. We decided to do it on April's Fool, to honor the Joker. It will take place April 1st 7pm at Golden Bridge Yoga 253 Centre St, New York, NY 10013 Please call to register(212) 343-8191
 
April 1st (Fool's Day) 7pm - The Astrology of 2015 - Shephereding the Year of the Sheep

Where: Golden Bridge Yoga,  253 Centre St, New York, NY 10013 Phone:(212) 343-8191 to register click HERE

When: April 1st 7pm

Cost: $32 advance/ $36 at door

Welcome to the year of magic!

When you should start that new project, switch careers, take that trip, or look for work?

Get your must have guide to all the major astrological aspects of the year 2015. If you are planning something big next year, don't finalize anything until you take this class! This will be a Magical Mystery Tour into the Astrology of the Year Ahead and you will leave this class with all the tools you need to make your wishes a reality as well as when to do it.

As we map out the year to come we will investigate:

  • Dates of Mercury retrograde
  • Full and New Moons & how to work with moon magic
  • Blessed & challenging dates
  • Eclipses and other important times
  • Specific astrological aspects & how they will affect you

Teach yourself how to surf life's synchronicities and become a master of your own destiny.

 

Much love
gahl
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Our mailing address is:
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Gahl at Circles of Wisdom March 26-30

Gahl at Circles of Wisdom March 26-30
Andover, MA
Weekend workshops, reading
Circle of Wisdom:
March 26-30. More info: HERE

New York, NY:
March 30-April 11. Readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

Esalen, CA

Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Gahl at Circle of Wisdom March 26-30

Hello!
Happy New Moon in Aquarius and happy New Chinese Year!
I am very excited once again to share spring with you in Andover at Circle of Wisdom. To book a private reading, please go to this link: http://www.circlesofwisdom.com/Astrology_Readings_or_Past_Lif_P5813.cfm or call: (978) 474 8010

I will also be giving a few workshops while in Andover:
http://www.circlesofwisdom.com/The_Astrology_of_2015_Learn_t_P6768.cfm
 

The Astrology of 2015, Learn to Shepherd the Year of the Sheep

Date: Friday, March 27

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The People You Were: Exploring Past Lifetimes Using Regression

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Much love
gahl
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Our mailing address is:
www.CosmicNavigator.com Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com




 
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Shepherding Year of the Sheep

Shepherding Year of the Sheep
Andover, MA
Weekend workshops, reading
Circle of Wisdom:
March 26-30. More info: HERE

New York, NY:
March 30-April 11. Readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

Esalen, CA

Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Happy New Year of the Green Sheep - Feb 19

Join me at Esalen for a weekend on Kabbalah April 17-19

New facebook page: Gahl.Sasson and on Instagram you can find me at: Eye_witness
 
Birth clinics, douals, midwives, and pediatricians all across China report a sharp decline in birthing and pregnancies in the year of the sheep. Apparently, it is an undesired sign and many parents in China would rather wait till 2016 and have a little monkey baby 
instead of a sheepish sheep. A Chinese old saying tells of a dreadful statistics: "only 1 out of 10 people born the year of the sheep finds happiness." Why? What is it about sheep (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943) that makes them persona-non-grata in China?

In many different traditions, ranging from China to Levant, the goat and the sheep (both symbols of the Year of the Sheep), have been associated with sacrifice. They are thought to be creature that are led to the slaughter. Abraham ended up sacrificing a ram instead of his son and in Ancient Israel, once a year, the high priest would lay his hand on a goat, transferring the sins and karmic debt of the people into the scapegoat. Then, the goat would be released into the desert.


“The goat will bear all their faults away with it into a desert place.”
  --Leviticus 16:21  

The sacrificial lamb archetype was later adopted by early Christians (especially influenced by the gospel of John) to depict Jesus who died on the cross, atoning for the sins of humanity. 



A sheep synchronicity
When I was in Sofia, Bulgaria, preparing my power-point presentation for a lecture on the year of the sheep, I took a jujitsu class and there in the studio, I saw a few black bags with the Bulgarian flag stamped on them. My teacher explained that they are Bulgarian Bag. 

  

It was invented by a Bulgarian wrestler, Ivan Ivanov, to develop core strength especially for martial artists (Mars is the ruler of Aries, the ram). Apparently, in the old days, villages all around Bulgaria would hold wrestling tournaments in which the winner's prize was a ram. The exhausted winner would then have to lift the prize on his back, just like the picture of Jesus above. Who knows, maybe Jesus was a formidable wrestler and the twelve apostles his team mates. That would explain how he could purge the temple from money exchanges and ruffling, unscratched. Below are a few samples of what one can do with a sheep turned Bulgarian bag. That is by far the recommended routine for the year of the sheep, unless someone can think of a yogic Sheep Pose...

From Bulgaria, I flew to Konya, to honor the great Sufi poet Mevlana (Rumi). Dec 17th was the day he died but being the mystic poet that he was, he wanted his death itself to be a poetic as well. So he instructed his followers to celebrate his day of death as his wedding anniversary with God. After all, most of his poems voice his ecstatic passion to unite with the beloved, and when one dies, one truly joins God. In Konya, I was invited to witness a Sema, (Arabic for "listen") celebration of the whirling dervishes, the followers of Rumi. When I walked into the hall, I smiled to myself as I saw almost 100 sheepskins laying on the floor. Indeed, the year of the sheep...



Then, the leader of the ceremony walked in carrying a red sheepskin and placed it at the center. The red sheepskin (red is the color of Aries, the ram) was told that represented the shepherd, Muhammad. After all, it was he who said: "There is no prophet that was not a shepherd first" (Hadith 618) 



Once the red sheepskin arrived, the rest of the flock walked in and the ritual begun. It was hypnotic, well choreographed and yet seemed spontaneous, all the wonderful sheep dancing around their shepherd. I was reminded again, there is nothing bad about the year of the sheep or being a sheep. It is actually wonderfully spiritual to follow the right leader back to the One. Click HERE for a short video from the Sema. 



I don't believe in the Chinese zodiac, so what do I care?
Before you send this email to your trash on the account that you don't follow Chinese astrology, bear with me. Even if you don't believe these next twelve months are governed by Green Sheep, over 1.3 billion people do, and  therefore they will flood the astral collective unconscious with unhappy green sheep. My suggestion is that you better learn how to be a good shepherd since the sheep, they are coming to graze in the green fields of 2015.

Happy New Year on the New Moon
On the New Moon on Feb 19th, we bid farewell to the noble horse and welcome the meek sheep. Sheep are compassionate, great artists, wonderful healers, very attentive, empathetic, a bit passive and receptive but very well mannered, calm and creative. They are good diplomats, always seeking a compromise, and will do everything to regain harmony and equilibrium. What's so bad about that? If everyone would rush to have a baby during this year instead of avoiding it, we will have world peace, no disease and the messiah would come faster!!!    

What to focus on in the year of the sheep?
This is the year to renovate your home, to nest, to get pregnant (which will make your baby a little monkey). This is a year for cuddling, nesting, nurturing your body and family members. It is a great time to throw (or donate) old clothes and change your wardrobe, clear cluttered closets, rooms or storage spaces. These next twelve months offer an opportunity to learn to play a new instrument, take painting classes, get into pottery, glass blowing, design and gardening. It is a year to chill out and relax before 2016 arrives heralding the year of the monkey, which will offer more excitement and change that you might ever wish for. According to Chinese astrology, this is the year of the quiet before the storm. 

Go Green!
2015 is the year of the Wood Sheep and therefore it is associated with the color green. Psychological research on colors show that green promotes and instigates creativity. When subjects were asked to preform a complicated tasks demanding creative solutions, they did a far better job after staring at green screens compared to other colors. In another experiment, subjects were asked to either hike in a forest or in an urban setting for 30 min before completing a task. Those who spend it in green environment scored higher. Green traffic-light signals bid us to move forward and apparently, the attraction to color green is embedded in our genes (biophilia), since early hominid learned that green places also means food and water. These studied recommend to paint a wall or add a green accents in a work-space in order to promote creativity and innovation. This is the year to surround yourself with green, so go hiking in Mother Nature's groves, paint some walls green and drink lots of green juices.



Feng Shui for the Year of the Sheep
Below you will find an excerpt from my book, Cosmic Navigator, that explains how you can feng shui your office and home. For the year of the sheep, it is recommended to add more green to your spaces and work on remodeling or improving your kitchen and bathroom this year. Use the Bagua image below and this year pay extra attention to the "helpful friends" and "Knowledge" areas of your home (lower left and right boxes).

 
The Chinese apply special attention to their homes and living environment. They developed a system called feng shui, a term that means “wind and water,” to help them to live in harmony with their environment and to transform their living spaces into temples. I am not surprised that the culture that built the Great Wall also provided us with a spiritual science of spatial arrangement and home design. What follows is merely an elementary introduction to this complex and beautiful tradition. For more information, consult one of the many feng shui books designed to prompt a spiritual makeover of your life and home.  Feng shui places your house or office space on a Bagua, an eight-sided diagram. Each of the sections of the Bagua represents an aspect of your life. For example, in the section that relates to relationships, you might want to place a painting of two people hugging or an object that was given to you by your lover. In the money corner, you might want to install a fountain, which will symbolize a constant stream of abundance. The whole process simply attempts to accentuate the flow of energy that will deliver good fortune to that area of your life. so that it lines up the words front door on the figure. If possible, use the room that falls in the “partnership” area of the diagram as your master bedroom, and the room that sits near “wealth” as your office.

It is often impossible to move rooms to fit the diagram, but you can then work with the Bagua and add and subtract objects to any space to fix your spatial problems. One woman, for example, told me that she had not had any success with relationships since she moved into a new house. It turned out that the room she had dedicated to storing her junk fell smack in the corner of relationships. We cleared out the storage and moved her bed into that room. Six weeks later she started to date a new man. Within a year, she was engaged. Miracles do happen. Sometimes they just need a helping hand. 


Much love, and happy new year!
gahl
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Our mailing address is:
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Thanks for being part of my Vancouver visit

Thanks for being part of my Vancouver visit
Andover, MA
Weekend workshops, reading
Circle of Wisdom:
March 26-30. More info: HERE

New York, NY:
March 30-April 11. Readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

Esalen, CA

Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Hello,
On this Sunny Sunday, wanted to thank you all for being part of my workshops and or readings. I hope to see you next year and if you are around in April, I am doing a weekend Kabbalah retreat at Esalen, CA on April 17. Here is a link to the event:
 
If you are interested in a reading you can email me and we can do it via skype. 
Once again, many thanks and have a wonderful rest of the year and happy New Year! (Feb 19th - The Green Sheep)
 
Love,
 
Gahl Eden Sasson
 
Facebook Page: Gahl.Sasson
Twitter: @Gahl1
Copyright © 2011 Cosmic Navigator All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
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