Friday, November 19, 2010

How To Use Your Pendulum

Using Your New Crowning Elements Pendulum

I like to activate my pendulum with my energy every time I use it.  I do this by blowing my breath across the pendulum three times. 

Now... the swings of the pendulum (‘yes’ and ‘no’ responses) have to be determined.  Dangle your pendulum from your dominant hand using your thumb and first two fingers.  Ask the pendulum to show you a ‘yes’ response.  Note the direction the pendulum is moving, this is your ‘yes’.   Repeat the process for ‘no’.  The two responses should be different.  Sometimes a pendulum will swing in a circular motion for one individual, and back and forth for another individual.  Get use to the pendulums response by asking some obvious questions that will give a true yes and no answer.  For instance, begin asking, “Is my name ________”.  Keep practicing these obvious questions until you feel confident you know your ‘yes’ and ‘no’ swing directions. 

When you are comfortable, begin asking questions you don’t know the answers to.  Your answers will be the truest when your mind is clear and your emotions are neutral.  This will take some practice and patience, but don’t be discouraged, eventually your answers will be consistent and correct. 

It is important to keep your pendulum free from negative energy, so smudge it with sage or incense, or leave it out under the moon to clear at regular intervals.

Enjoy your new pendulum!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leonid Meteor Shower

Since I am a Leo I thought I would point out the amazing leonid meteor shower that is taking place right now!

The Leonid meteor shower of 2010 is peaking this week and the best time to see the sky show is now.

The annual Leonids should be at their best through Nov. 18, according to skywatching experts. Avid meteor gazers graced with clear skies may see between 15 and 20 meteors per hour.

Skywatchers should look toward the constellation Leo in the eastern sky to see "shooting stars" from the Leonids, which appear to radiate out of the constellation. The best time to try to see the Leonids are in the last two or three hours before sunrise, when the moon has set.

"From the time of moonset until around 5:15 a.m. -- when the first streaks of dawn begin to appear in the east -- the sky will be dark and moonless," advises Joe Rao, skywatching columnist. "That interval will provide you with your best opportunity to see any Leonid meteors."

Another tip: Make sure to stay warm and get comfortable.

"If you have a lawn chair that reclines, use it during your search for Leonid meteors since it will help keep your neck from getting stiff as well as make it easier to look at the night sky," Rao said.

The Leonid meteor shower is an annual event that returns every mid-November. The shower is caused by material left behind the comet Tempel-Tuttle when it passes near Earth's orbit during its regular trip through the solar system. [Top 10 Leonid Meteor Shower Facts]

When the Earth passes through these knots of comet material, the gas and dust flares up in the atmosphere, creating spectacular meteors.

Every 33 years, the Earth encounters a dense knot of material -- most recently in 2002 -- to create dazzling displays of shooting stars. During those showers, it can be possible to see hundreds or thousands of meteors per hour.

That isn't the case this year because the Earth is passing through a less dense area of Comet Tempel-Tuttle's trail, Rao said.

Still, the Leonids retain a reputation for offering impressive meteor displays.

But with fewer meteors expected this year, you may want to travel a bit to find the best spot. Meteor-gazing from a rooftop in suburbia doesn't always offer the best view.

"For your best view, get away from city lights. Look for state or city parks or other safe, dark sites," advise the editors of StarDate magazine at the McDonald Observatory in Texas. "Lie on a blanket or reclining chair to get a full-sky view. If you can see all of the stars in the Little Dipper, you have good dark-adapted vision."

Monday, November 8, 2010

Old Town Albuqeurque

This weekend I went to Old Town here in Albuquerque for some shopping with a friend.  It was a lovely fall day and the scenery was beautiful.  I thought I would share a bit of my town with all of you!


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