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The Time is NOW to Reset and Take Risks: The Meaning of March’s Powerful Eclipses



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Dr Kelly Neff; The Lucid Planet

On the evening of March 8-9th, we will witness the first solar eclipse of 2016, coinciding with a supermoon new moon.

During a solar eclipse the new moon passes in between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun’s light. This week, the new moon is a supermoon, meaning that it will be at its closest point in its orbit around Earth.

images-4In some parts of the world, this will be a total solar eclipse, because the entirety of the sun’s light will be covered for a period of 4 minutes and 9 seconds. The partial/total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South/East Asia, North/West Australia, as well as over the Pacific and Indian ocean. The darkest line in the picture below reflects the area where totality will be visible.  To find out how to view the solar eclipse in your area, visit Time and Date.

path-760March 2016 also yields a penumbral lunar eclipse on March 23rd, visible from most parts of Asia, Australia, North American and South America.

Pisces Eclipse Energies

Energetically speaking, eclipses are typically markers of times of transformation. These beliefs have persisted since ancient times and continue today across many different cultures. You do not have to be able to physically view the eclipse to feel its energies.

While scientists, philosophers, astrologers and psychologists alike may continue to debate ‘WHY’ people feel energetic changes in during celestial events like full moons or eclipses, the undeniable reality remains that many people do experience these energetic fluctuations and ascribe a level of importance to them. As with many metaphysical constructs, just because science has not yet developed tools to empirically measure the energetic fluctuations associated with celestial events does not mean that they do not exist!

PiscesIf you are sensitive, or if you choose to work with the energies of celestial events to better your life and circumstances, then this total solar eclipse in Pisces marks quite an auspicious time to make changes. This is because Pisces reflects the ocean of emotions that lie under the surface, both individually and collectively. Governed by mystical Neptune, associated with art, intuition and mysteries, an eclipse in Pisces has emotional, unpredictable and highly transformative qualities.

Time to Reset and Take Risks!

This eclipse marks an excellent time for an emotional reset, including stepping away from certain people or relationships, making a break from behaviors that no longer serve you, or making a choice to be around new people. This is also a prime opportunity for a physical reset, including a cleanse, diet change, sobriety/detox, or new workout program. Because Pisces deals with unconscious emotions, this eclipse sets the stage for a re-programming of your subconscious habits, behaviors, patterns and coping skills. You can do this!

According to astrologist Lena Stevens from the Power Path  (also featured on Mystic Mamma), with its two eclipses, the month of March 2016 is encouraging us to “fire up, and move towards outwards manifestation.” Much of the transformation we have experienced thus far in 2016 has been directed inwards, and we are now presented with a huge opportunity to overcome our fears and take action to make our dreams happen.

In light of the theme of physical/emotional reset and transformation, place your intentions into overcoming any lingering fears of the unknown and experiment with something new this week! Whether you are spending time around a new social group, starting a new relationship, trying out a new workout regime or new hobby, know that your fear of losing control, your fear of failure, and your likelihood of being distracted in new endeavors are all within your power.

When you feel self-doubt and anxieties creep in, remember that the universe is here to guide you and that these opportunities are being presented in divine alignment with your journey. Many of these the fears and anxieties are learned or conditioned patterns of behavior which you can overcome by staying in a present mindful head space, taking real action, and employing techniques designed to reprogram the subconscious like meditation, hypnosis and more.

By trusting your intuition and saying “YES” to potential opportunities that resonate with your growth, there is an opening this month for rapid evolution in your relationships, your wellness, and even across your employment and business arrangements. Do not be afraid to think out of the box and to take a chance!

For more on March 2016’s powerful astrological significance, check out Lena Stephens on The Power Path!

Light and Love, Dr Kelly <3

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6 Year Old Finds Fossil In Family Garden That May be 488 Million Years Old



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Children have a natural fascination with rocks, with many of us having spent some days as children standing awe-struck at our museums or science centers looking at dazzling arrays of stones, or learning about the different types that can be found out our local beaches, parks, or hiking trails.

However, none of us managed to make the sort of discovery that one young boy in the U.K. did.

Siddak Singh Jhamat, known as Sid, found a fossil in his garden that dates back millions of years.

Sid found the fossil in his backyard garden in the town of Walsall using a simple fossil-hunting kit he received as a gift, reports the BBC.

His father Vish Singh was then able to identify the fossil as a horn corral that dates back 251 to 488 million years with the help of a Facebook fossil group.

“I was just digging for worms and things like pottery and bricks and I just came across this rock which looked a bit like a horn, and thought it could be a tooth or a claw or a horn, but it was actually a piece of coral which is called horn coral,” Sid explained.

“I was really excited about what it really was.”

His father Vish added:

“We were surprised he found something so odd-shaped in the soil… he found a horn coral, and some smaller pieces next to it, then the next day he went digging again and found a congealed block of sand.

“In that there were loads of little molluscs and sea shells, and something called a crinoid, which is like a tentacle of a squid, so it’s quite a prehistoric thing.”

The father believes that the distinctive markings on the fossil make it a Rugosa coral, meaning it could be up to 488 million years old.

“The period that they existed from was between 500 and 251 million years ago, the Paleozoic Era,” Vish said.

“England at the time was part of Pangea, a landmass of continents. England was all underwater as well… that’s quite significant expanse of time.”

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Researchers Find 50,000-Year-Old Frozen Body of Extinct Woolly Rhino in Siberia



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Researchers in Siberia have stumbled upon the 50,000 year-old remains of a rare woolly rhinoceros that was trapped in permafrost.

The remains of the woolly rhino were excavated from the Abyisky district of the Sakha Republic. The rhino was first discovered by a local in Siberia named Alexei Savin, Business Insider reported.

Savvin stumbled upon the remarkable find walking near the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia, Siberia last August.

It’s worth noting that this woolly rhino was found close to the site where a previous baby woolly rhino named Sasha was discovered back in the year 2014. Woolly Rhinos were once believed to have been prevalent in Europe, Russia and northern Asia thousands upon thousands of years ago until they ended up extinct.

Paleontologist Albert Protopopov of the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic unveiled that the baby woolly rhino would have been approximately three to four years old when it died presumably from drowning.

The only other woolly rhino thus far that has been discovered in these regions — Sasha — was dated to be from around 34,000 years ago. However, Protopopov suggests that the newly discovered body could be anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 years old.

However, despite the body being there for so long according to Protopopov “among other things, part of the internal organs are preserved, which in the future will make it possible to study in more detail how the species ate and lived.”

Protopopov further added, “Earlier, not even the bone remains of individuals of this age were found, not to mention the preserved carcasses of animals. As a rule, these were either cubs or adults.”

A fellow paleontologist Valery Plotnikov from the Academy of Sciences further adds, “We have learned that woolly rhinoceroses were covered in very thick hair. Previously, we could judge this only from rock paintings discovered in France. Now, judging by the thick coat with the undercoat, we can conclude that the rhinoceroses were fully adapted to the cold climate very much from a young age.”

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Isaac Newton’s Secret “Burnt” Notes Included Theory That Great Pyramids Predicted Apocalypse



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Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most famous scientists of recorded history, left behind a large body of work that is still vital in our understanding of the world today. However, as with many public intellectuals, he also had plenty of work that was never shared with the public, even after his death.

Now, for the first time ever, some of these unpublished notes are being auctioned off, and these notes contain some of his most wild theories, and includes his thoughts on the occult, alchemy, and biblical apocalypse theory. Newton was known to dabble in the more esoteric realms of study, but very little written evidence remains about his specific thoughts on mystical topics.

Some of the remaining manuscript notes are currently being auctioned by Sotheby’s. The notes have been through a lot, and are obviously burned. The auctioneers claim that the notes were damaged in a fire that is believed to have been started by a candle that was accidentally toppled by Newton’s dog, Diamond.

According to the auction listing, “These notes are part of Newton’s astonishingly complex web of interlinking studies – natural philosophy, alchemy, theology – only parts of which he ever believed were appropriate for publication. It is not surprising that he did not publish on alchemy, since secrecy was a widely-held tenet of alchemical research, and Newton’s theological beliefs, if made public, would have cost him (at least) his career.”

The notes currently have a leading bid of £280,000, the equivalent of about $375,000.

In the notes, Newton speaks on some far-out topics that would surprise modern thinkers. For example, Newton’s notes include a theory that ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza predicted the apocalypse. While it is unclear what logic he used to get to his conclusion, the theory began with his study of how the pyramids were designed according to an ancient Egyptian unit of measurement called the royal cubit.

While studying the pyramids and the cubit, Newton believed he developed an insight into sacred geometry, which somehow aligned with the apocalypse predictions in the bible.

“He was trying to find proof for his theory of gravitation, but in addition the ancient Egyptians were thought to have held the secrets of alchemy that have since been lost. Today, these seem disparate areas of study – but they didn’t seem that way to Newton in the 17th century,” Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s manuscript specialist, told The Guardian.

“It’s a wonderful confluence of bringing together Newton and these great objects from classical antiquity which have fascinated people for thousands of years. The papers take you remarkably quickly straight to the heart of a number of the deepest questions Newton was investigating,” Heaton added.

Interest in alchemy and mysticism was not unusual for serious scholars at the time, in fact, it was recognized as a legitimate field of scientific study.

“The idea of science being an alternative to religion is a modern set of thoughts. Newton would not have believed that his scientific work could undermine religious belief. He was not trying to disprove Christianity – this is a man who spent a long time trying to establish the likely time period for the biblical apocalypse. That’s why he was so interested in the pyramids,” Heaton said.

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