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Friday, January 24, 2020

Saturn-Pluto: Mastering Your Personal Fate


IN 2020 & BEYOND-


By Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)




    Dear Psychic Friends, hello there.  I’m sure you’ve noticed that 2020 is off to a dynamic and somewhat turbulent start.  Which is not at all surprising, given the recent shifts we have had in the last month or two.  As I am writing this newsletter for you, the impeachment trial for the current President of the United States is going on, and Australia is still recovering from its massive, raging fires.  As I predicted in an earlier newsletter, 2020 is off to a HEAVY start, and at least some of this must be due to the heavy & intense energies we have been under for the last few months.

     In particular, we just had the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn hit exact on January 12th of this month.  Because of slow planetary movement and retrograde phenomenon, this Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn will actually remain in effect for most of the ENTIRE YEAR of 2020.  (Although it does start to taper off from November onward, thank Goddess!)  This is one of those shifts that will affect us ALL on both a personal & collective level. 

    Of course, some people might feel the effects more strongly than others—especially those who have birth chart points or planets in the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn—and also anyone who has ANY birth points or planets in the degree range of 19-28 degrees.  But then, no one, and I do mean NO ONE, will remain untouched by these energies.



          Saturn is the great cosmic Teacher & Initiator, and Pluto is the Great Destroyer & Transformer.  They are coming together in Saturn’s own native sign of Capricorn, which in its lower vibrations is linked to dictatorships, tyrants & totalitarian governments, stifling corporations & oppressive religions—but in its HIGHEST vibrations, Capricorn vibrates to the level of the Spiritual Master and the Lords of Karma.  

At the present moment, we can see BOTH ends of this spectrum playing itself out in the political realm.  The Saturn-Pluto combination is one of those kinds of energies that tends to express itself in EXTREMES, especially on a collective level, but perhaps also on a personal level as well.  Perhaps you’ve noticed within yourself lately an extreme urge to take a stand or make a major change.


This kind of conjunction between Saturn & Pluto only happens every 33-38 years. The last time we had an exact conjunction of these two heavenly bodies was back on November 8th, 1983.  

For those of you who grew up in the 1980’s (like myself), you might remember how pervasive the fear of nuclear threat was at that time here in the United States.  Thank goodness nothing ever came of that!  (But there was at least one close call around that time—search for Able Archer 83 to learn more.)  

It wasn’t all bad though, for the early 1980’s (and especially 1983) was a crucial time relating to the birth of the internet.  This led to the creation of a new world economy—indeed, to the creation of new kind of world, period—a world with more inter-connectedness in communication.  However, some would say that the internet & the tech revolution have also led to a world that is increasingly more depersonalized and dehumanized.  I suppose it is like anything else—not black and white, but grey, and you have the bad with the good too.

In any case, this CURRENT Saturn-Pluto conjunction just hit exact back on January 12th, and will continue to be in effect for most of the rest of the entire year. (In fact, some astrologers say we may feel its effects all the way through January of next year.)  Any time Saturn and Pluto interact in ANY way, but especially in an authorative sign like Capricorn, leaders can be toppled from power, and new ones can be suddenly installed.  

The new ones that come in aren’t always better than the old ones (sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t).  Also, sometimes the old leaders that need to go are protected from being removed by some kind of personal karmic force—if that happens, then the remaining leaders who were previously challenged often become even more powerful than before, perhaps to the point of becoming tyrannical.  But even then, their powers may be limited in some way by incoming new leadership.  Even when the tyrannical forces resist, there is something about the momentum of societal transformation that doesn’t stop once it has begun.




This Saturn & Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is a CLEANSING shift that holds the potential for re-organization and major change.  

Not that there isn’t RESISTANCE to the change—of course there is!  As nothing can bring up one’s ego & defense mechanisms as strongly as being faced with the need for a complete re-organization of the way one currently lives & does things.  This is true whether we are speaking of governments, or just looking at the life of one individual such as yourself.

It’s also true that Pluto tends to bring up the SHADOW SIDE of one’s self and society.  In fact, that’s one of the things its energies does BEST—shining a light on all the unsavory, dark, and murky aspects of one’s self that need to be faced and dealt with.  

It’s not a pretty process (as I am sure you have noticed with what is happening in the larger society at the moment).  But it is NECESSARY for us to face our collective pettiness, meanness, and lack of empathy so that we can confront this group shadow and have a chance to transform it all into something more useful and beautiful, such as collective wisdom, understanding, cooperation and love.



Moderation is difficult to achieve under the influence of these intense energies, and compromise seems harder than usual.  Again, this is true whether we are speaking of an individual or the overall society.  This is a time of extremes.  And yet, by going to the extremes, we will eventually be pulled back to the center.  For nothing makes you crave peace and harmony more than having just gone to the extremes of hell & back (so to speak).



One thing that is very interesting (and difficult to predict) is what will happen when Pluto’s deep tendency towards upheaval, destruction, and major transformation keeps meeting up with Saturn’s natural leaning towards rooting in and clinging towards the status quo.  

This kind of friction is bound to create some SPARKS, and major conflict is inevitable. However, how we DEAL with the conflict in the year ahead is up to US.  Sometimes it is important to take a stand and to fight for those things which are worth fighting for.  Other times it is wiser to be accommodating and to be open to new ways of doing things. (Particularly when these new ways are of a more innovative or higher nature).  Whatever action is called for, what we hold in our hearts & energy fields when we act is most important of all…..

Actions springing from courage, love, honor and empathy will bear greater long-term fruits than any actions springing mostly from fear, lack of understanding or meanness or pettiness.  It’s true that even higher-minded spiritual people may be tempted to act mean or petty when they are faced with the meanness or pettiness of other people, but we must not give in to that temptation.  For in doing so, our words & actions would only bear rotten, barren fruits, rather than providing the seed for a new world that actions born of love & wisdom can offer.




Even though this shift is a conjunction, I feel like in many ways it is already operating like an OPPOSITION—in that, even in the face of OBVIOUS facts indicating it is time to change, some will still cling to their old ways of doing things.  AND they will cling vehemently and intensely.  

One thing that Pluto & Saturn both have in common in their shadow side is a love of power and tyranny.  (Remember, this is the shadow side we are talking about here, not the light side.)  I hate to say it, but with this transit in effect for most of the year, I think that things may got WORSE politically & socially before they get better. Not that it has to stay that way forever.  But I have a feeling that those who derive their comfort from controlling or depriving others will not go down without a good, long fight.

I know many modern humans like to think of our current civilizations as being so much more evolved and better than previous ones.  But in my humble opinion, as a species, we are still just barely TODDLERS when it comes to collective levels of spiritual consciousness—maybe (and this is only a MAYBE), middle-schoolers at best!

So we still have a LONG ways to go in our collective awakening.  Which is obvious when you look at how many of the world leaders treat each other and their respective peoples.  Not that it’s all the fault of the world leaders, for like it or not, they are all a reflection of some aspect of the collective consciousness (or UN-consciousness, as the case may sometimes be).  And although we can’t always get our leaders to see reason, we can change the world by changing our own selves and how we think and move in the world.  

If we want more enlightened and inspired leaders, then we must be willing to BE enlightened & inspired leaders within our OWN lives.  For we are the leaders that we have been waiting for!




           I feel that this year’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is inviting us all to come out and dance and be the master of our own lives.  It’s time to stop making excuses or giving our power away, and it’s also time to stop backing down from dealing with your OWN issues or living your own life.

          Whoever you are, whatever your personal path of Fate, you are here to be the most competent, wise, powerful, ethical and bad-ass being of love & light that you can be while you are on this planet.  To this end, the energies that we are experiencing at this moment (via the long-term effects of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction) are acting upon your inner will to stimulate within you a DEEP sense of purpose and initiative.  In fact, you may feel a clearer sense of direction than you have for a very long time.  If you look deep down inside and are honest with yourself, you know the work that needs to be done, AND you know it can only be done by you.



Of course, neither Saturn nor Pluto are ever without tests & tribulations, and Capricorn is a sign that is known for having many trials and struggles.  Whatever it is you deeply desire now, it will most likely not come easily.  In fact, you will most likely have to evolve into being an entirely different person with different habits in order to bring forth this deepest desire, for the old self must die and transform in order to give birth to the new self.

 But if you are willing to stay with the process and enjoy the journey as its own kind of reward, then the process can be MUCH gentler and smoother. 


Wherever you are at on your journey, I am sure that you already have PLENTY of struggles to deal with.  So let’s not try to make this journey ahead more difficult by resisting or refusing to change.  Instead, it would be better to at least be OPEN to changing, for nothing will slow you down faster or create more unnecessary difficulties than resisting change and stubbornly refusing to do that which you truly know is yours to do.

Your commitment to your OWN PATH will be tested too.  For in the testing, you are being given an opportunity to develop an even DEEPER sense of your own personal convictions and higher purpose.  Purpose is an important concept relating to this shift.  Purpose, as in how you share your love & gifts with the world. Yes, the energies this year do call you to go deep within to explore your own personal feelings & unconscious, but these energies also demand that you fulfil your own PERSONAL SOUL MANDATE—that path that was set down for you before you were even born by your own soul.

How can you tell if you are walking your higher path and living in alignment with your own soul?  It’s very simple really.  When you are on that higher path and living in alignment, you keep your eye on the prize (so to speak) and you don’t let whatever is happening around you stop you from living your dreams, fulfilling your purpose, or sharing your love & light with the world.  You also don’t get discouraged very often or lose hope.  For how could you be discouraged, when you are connected in with your higher purpose, and focused on doing YOUR part to help uplift the energies of the planet?

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you won’t have trials or tribulations when you are on The Path.  (Your own personal path of spiritual purpose & awakening.)  It also doesn’t mean that you won’t have brief moments of doubt or even anger, desperation or despair.  But when you are truly connected in with your soul and living the life of your highest aspirations (which is what the sign of Capricorn is about in its HIGHEST form), any moments of despair, doubt, or fear will truly be brief, and they will never overcome the fire that burns inside of you—for it is only the soul-filled fire of inspiration within that can truly survive the purging fires of transformation.

Dear One, if you find at this time (or at any time in the future) that you are going through a dark night of the soul, I encourage you to give yourself space and permission to feel the depths of those inner emotions.  AND, I encourage you to search deep within for that INNER FLAME, to find that part of you that is truly inspired & spiritually connected.  And most important of all—do remember to make time to FEED the fires of soul-centered inspiration within by doing what lifts you up & whatever you truly love!


In the months ahead, may you pass through the fires of transformation as gently & gracefully as possible, and may this new form that you are becoming outshine anything you have ever been before.

Until next time, may we all meet the fires of transformation that are before us with courage, strength, & steadfastness, and may we do it with the unconditional love, support & encouragement of like-minded spiritual travelers!

 Bright Blessings,

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)

10:20 pm cst 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Gift of Death & Life (Princess Passing)



By Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)  

Written 12-16-2019

Note:  This post is adapted from a story that was shared in a letter to my inner circle of Psychic Friends & Supporters.


Dear Psychic Friends, hello there, and Yule-tide greetings.  I don’t know about you, but it’s been a tough week for me already, and it’s only Monday.

I was planning to get up early this morning (Monday) and work on writing a note to let  all of you who are in my inner circle of psychic friends know about a new group program that I will be offering starting in January (which is just right around the corner).   I’m very excited about this new program (the Psychic Empowerment Circle), and was hoping to let all of you in this inner circle know more about it as soon as this week started.  But Life had different plans for me today.

          As Fate would have it, my beautiful 13 year old cockatiel parrot companion, Princess, took ill over the weekend as a result of complications from an unfertilized egg that she had been trying to lay.  She seemed to have been getting better, but then things took a turn for the worse on Sunday night.  And her situation continued to decline through this morning (Monday morning) and into the afternoon.

          There are certain protocols for dealing with a sick parrot, and I followed them all to the best of my ability, including turning her resting cage into what is called a parrot “hospital cage” with a heat lamp inside and a heater outside, and literally hand-feeding her a vitamin-mineral powder mixed in water.  I also spoke to the spirits and to the Powers on her behalf, and specifically called upon Mother Mary, the mother goddess Berchta, and mother Holda.  

I asked these Divine Ladies to bring Princess back from the brink of death if they could AND if it was part of Princess’s fate to remain in this world.  I also asked that if it was time for Princess to pass, that they give me the strength I needed to help her in her passing, and also that they help to ensure that the transition was as peaceful & gentle as possible for Princess.


It must have been her time to go, for Princess made her transition today at 2:55 pm.  She had been laying very still for a long time in my hand, just breathing, and then suddenly she gave a shudder or two, stretched her wings, and then tilted her head back and looked straight up at me.  And then she was gone.  She died cradled in the palm of my hand, as warm and comfortable as one could be while undergoing an essentially uncomfortable process.


I have no doubt that her consciousness will continue to live on, there on the other side, in one form or the other.  This brings me great comfort.  

At the same time, there is also a sense of pain, sorrow and loss.  For as the spirits are often fond of reminding me & others who get readings with me, it is so good, so wonderful, to be alive.  As in, to be incarnate & alive on this physical plane.  There is so much to do & experience here, so much to learn, so many ways to grow, so much love to share, so many adventures to have, and so much beauty and inspiration to create, here, in this realm we call physical life. 


The sudden death of Princess is a reminder yet again to me of how beautiful yet FRAGILE and BRIEF life is on this plane of physical existence.  Even if one believes in reincarnation & multiple incarnations (as I know many of us do), the combined time span that one might spend in various bodies on the earth plane is still probably barely nothing when compared to the vast age of our eternal souls.  

Our time here in these physical bodies is truly brief, AND truly precious.  However long we life, whether it is 13 days, 13 years, or 30, 40, or 50 years, or more, we must make the most of these precious years.  

We shouldn’t waste our valuable time on this planet living in fear or mediocrity when we could be living in courage and pursuing our interests and dreams instead.  And we certainly shouldn’t waste the small allotment of time we have been given here nursing & carrying grudges when we could instead be building relationships and sharing love. 


Life is for LIVING—not for waiting around while you THINK about living or wonder why you are living—or worse yet, wish that you were not living.  (Not that I haven’t been there myself before—but that’s no way to live, really.)  

Yes, many of the spiritual realms beyond this physical plane are vast, beautiful and filled with wonders.  Sometimes we catch glimpses of these beautiful other-worldly realms in meditation.  And sometimes what we see of these worlds causes us to look at our own world here as being dim & dreary. 

And yet, those of us who work in the realm of Spirit & spirits see how time and time again, the spirits are extremely interested in what is happening HERE on this physical plane.   Even the Ascended Masters themselves make a concentrated effort to reach out to spiritually open beings on this physical plane and assist us with living our lives in greater service & love.   Surely there must be some beauty and value to this earthly existence, if the Masters themselves concern themselves with helping those of us who are in it.


Many years ago, I received a spiritual download via a vision-dream where the Guides specifically instructed me about the value of being alive on the physical plane.  They said simply, IT IS A GIFT TO BE HERE.  (Here, meaning the physical plane.)  

At the time, this was a radical view point for me, which required a radical shift in my thinking.  For up until this time, I had mostly seen life on this earthly plane as being a dreary chore at best.  And on my bad days, I had thought of life here on earth as some kind of penal sentence for bad behavior in a past life, or perhaps just some place you ended up on your way to the so-called higher, and better, realms---this was at a much different time in my life than where I am at now, you might say a darker time, where I struggled with heavy grief.

And in the midst of all of that, my guides gave me a vision showing me what a PRIVILEGE it was to be alive in a physical body and how precious this opportunity is.

That was several years ago that I had that vision and received that wisdom from the Guides.  But I have never forgotten what they taught me in that vision about the preciousness of life on the physical plane, and what a GIFT it is to be alive. 

That’s why it hurts so much when someone we love dies—not because they really die (since after all, their consciousness will live on in some form on the other side).  But because this world that we live in here is totally unique among all the realms, and leaving this world behind means leaving behind a realm of great feeling, passion, energy, beauty & expression. 

No, it is not a perfect world that we live in where everything flows smoothly all the time or where there is no pain—but it is the perfect place to be for those souls who wish to live, love, and really EXPERIENCE energy in a variety of forms & manifestations.   And Dear One, it is must be perfect for you & I, for we are here, and have been given the gift of being alive on this plane of existence at this time.

Now that Princess has shed her earthly body, already I can feel her flying free to another (less-physical) realm of existence.  I am sure that this realm I feel her in feels lighter and brighter than this physical realm.  And yet, I can also feel how she carries the memories of her time here on the earth plane with her—all of the love and the beauty and the wonder of it all, it is inside of her, and it goes with her wherever she goes, propelling her forward into the next realms of existence.  May it be so with all of us as well when we pass to the Other Side.

Bright Blessings,

Cynthia (Psychic Cynthia) 

     P.S.  If you are interested in reading the story about the vision I received from the Guides about the gift of physical life many years ago, you can read that on my website at:  http://cynthiakillioncom/gift_of_life_blog.html.


     Also, I know that I never got around to telling you about the Psychic Empowerment Circle in this note.  I hope you will understand that it’s not because I don’t want you to be invited.  I just don’t have the energy to get into all of that right now today, with all that I have been through—perhaps I will write again in a few days with more info, or I might just put an announcement on FB or in my next newsletter.

     In the meantime, I did at least get the info put onto my website last weekend.  So if you really wanted to know more about that (the Psychic Empowerment Circle), and if there are still openings for the program at the time you are reading this, you could check it out on my website at http://www.cynthiakillion.com/empowermentcircle.html

          (If you are coming here long after I wrote this note, the program may already be filled, and/or that page may not be there anymore--my apologies if this is the case.)

     May you & yours be blessed in the Yule-Tide season ahead, and may you embrace each day of life for the gift that it is!


8:22 pm cst 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

FIRE & ICE-The 2 Phases of the Winter Solstice Cycle


Winter Solstice Cycle-

A Time of Rest & Re-Calibration

By Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)

Reprinted From 12-01-2019 Cosmic Newsletter




   Dear Psychic Friends, hello there, and Happy official start to the holiday season!  Whatever the actual holy-days are that you & your family celebrate during this time, know that, cosmically speaking, this month is a time of getting rejuvenated and re-balanced by tuning deep within and re-calibrating the outer self with the inner self.  

For we are now in the days building up to the moment of the Winter Solstice, the moment when the sun enters the sign of Capricorn, which occurs exactly this year on Saturday, December 21st at 10:19 pm Central USA time—for those of you across the pond in Europe, that is December 22nd at 4:19 UTC. 

 (For those of you who are in the SOUTHERN hemisphere, you are building up to the SUMMER solstice—which is a much different & more EXPANSIVE energy than what we are having here in the North.)

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year in the days before the Winter Solstice, is a time when we are drawn inward to embrace the INNER LIGHT.  For as the obvious, OUTER WORLD physical light continues to dwindle and the days grow shorter, the heart radiance of the soul shines brighter than ever, and it is often easier for us to catch glimpses of our true, inner, Universal self.

When we are aligned with this inner heart radiance, it is easier than ever before to be kind, generous and giving and for-giving, to our self, and others.  This is the first phase of energy in the BUILD-UP to the Winter Solstice, the time that we are under the rays of the cycle of the Sagittarius New Moon, as well as the sun still making its journey through the benevolent and inspiring sign of Sagittarius.

Then in the second part of this cycle, beginning on Dec 21st with the actual Solstice and the entry of the sun into Capricorn, we move from a cycle of building-up to a cycle of CONTRACTION, CONSERVATION & FOCUSING.  It is here in this second part of the cycle that we can focus the inner light and begin to bring it forth in the outer world in the form of tangible creation & action.





(Phase 1 = now until Dec 21st)

While we are still under the rays of this expansive, build-up of energy (from now until Dec 21st), this is a good time overall for gathering together with your true friends & family and sharing in joy, gratitude and warmth.  It is a time for giving and forgiving, as well as time for seeking for you own higher SPIRITUAL TRUTH AND ASPIRATIONS.


For the sign that takes us up to the Solstice is Sagittarius, which is the sign of the Spiritual Truth Seeker, the travel, the explorer, the adventurer.  Its symbol is the CENTAUR ARCHER, which aims its arrow for the heavens, reminding us to DREAM and REACH for our own higher potential.


Dear one, if you can, find a time between now & December 21st to tune into the energies of the Archer and sit with this energy of expansion.  When you do, ask yourself (and the spirit of the Archer) in what ways are you feeling called to mentally or physically GROW & EXPAND in the year or season ahead?  Where is it you would like to FOCUS your energy and AIM your consciousness to achieve that higher feeling of meaning & purpose?

In this first phase of cosmic winter solstice energies, you don’t need to concern yourself with the “how” of what it is you are feeling called to do or be—you need only concern yourself with receiving the INSPIRATION of the WHAT it is specifically you are aiming for or towards. 




PHASE 2 of the Winter Solstice Energies

(Dec 21st onward to January 20th)

On the actual Winter Solstice itself (Dec 21st this year, at least in the USA) we enter phase 2 of these cosmic solstice energies.  This is when we have the sun moving into wintery Capricorn, a contractive sign of deep contemplation and stillness.  For it is only by temporarily moving into the void of cosmic stillness and reflection that the forces of creation & manifestation can be stimulated and brought forth. 


This is a sign whose energies that I personally know very well, for it is the sun-sign that I chose to be born under in this lifetime. This energy of Capricorn that we meet with at the Winter Solstice is MUCH different than the expansive and easy energies of Sagittarius that take us up to the Solstice. 


For one thing, the energy of Capricorn is NOT an inherently “easy” energy, for it brings to the surface an awareness of all the DEBTS that are yet to be paid (both spiritual and physical world debts).  These debts can be karmic in nature, and may mean taking a hard, long look at the lives we have lived so far, and considering how well we are fulfilling our mission & purpose in this life and if we are truly living up to our FULL potential.  (Or if instead, we have been lazy, non-commital, or indifferent when it comes to our higher callings & responsibilities.)


If we examine our lives and find that we truly HAVE been living up to our potential, and if we have fulfilled our duties & responsibilities to the best of our ability, then there is cause for great CELEBRATION and JOY, and we can take a beat to REST into this joy & satisfaction while we await new “marching orders” from our soul for the New Year.


On the other hand, if when taking this reckoning we find that we have NOT been living up to our full potential, if we discover that we have allowed distractions or illusions to take us off our higher path, if we find that we have LOST our way temporarily, then this time around the Solstice can be a time of FACING THE MUSIC and turning away from distraction and temptation and RE-CALIBRATING to the heart of the soul and the beat of your higher harmony.

If you find that there is a need for RE-CALIBRATION around the time of this upcoming solstice (and in the days immediately after), do not at all be surprised or alarmed.  Often, there are EXCESSES that we indulge in earlier in the larger cycle when the sun moves through the signs of both Scorpio & Sagittarius (basically late October up until Dec 21st).  Once the sun comes back around to Capricorn on December 21st, we often find ourselves confronting the CONSEQUENCES of these past excesses—whether those excesses be having eaten or spent too much, or having indulged in emotional outbursts or frittering energy away on pursuits other than those that express your higher self.

Usually, the key to re-calibrating after a time of excess like any of these is to simply take a BREAK and REST from the behavior that created the excess.  Of course, one may have to take more extreme measures in the future to pay off any “debt” associated with the excess, but to start with, just slowing down and RESTING a bit and avoiding excessive behaviors is often enough to get the re-calibration & re-balancing process started.




In the Norse mythology cosmos, we see that Fire and Ice are the two primal elements of creation.  The sign that rules the first building up phase of our Winter Solstice cycle (Sagittarius) is a FIRE sign.  This explains the warming, jolly and expansive energies that we feel in the first part of this Solstice cycle.  Fire spreads itself out and moves in many directions at once.  The fire energy of Sagittarius is mostly a beneficial and uplifting fire that can carry us into the higher realms of inspiration.  However, if we don’t have a good sense of inner balance & self-moderation, the flames of the time of Sagittarius can lead to over-indulgence and over-extension of self, which in turn can lead to a greater need for CONTRACTION and REST in the second part of the solstice cycle.


In the second part of the cycle, we enter the sign of Capricorn with the Winter Solstice proper.  Capricorn itself is technically an earth element sign—but if you look at its meanings and associations, we could definitely say it embodies the primal energies of ICE, for it is a sign that is known to be firm (even, hard), unyielding, and contractive.  

This time in the second part of the solstice cycle, from the Winter Solstice onward to January 20th, is a time of cooling down, resting and the focusing and conserving of energy.  Rather than spreading our energies out into many different directions (as fire spreads) we are now to CRYSTALIZE and FOCUS our energies into one solid path.

          In the weeks ahead, may you be blessed with the creative & recuperative powers of BOTH Fire & Ice, and may the Inner Light of the Solstice Energies warm you & illuminate your path.


Bright Blessings,

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)


5:40 pm cst 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Samhain! Mercury Retrograde too






       As of today, Mercury is now officially retrograde.  This current retrograde cylce lasts from October 31st to November 20th--that is for the retrograde proper, but the post-retrograde storm lasts until November 25th.  

         Between now & November 20th, try to slow down a little and be more mindful in your communications, planning, dealings with others.  Appliances, tech equipment, and transportation could present challenges during these next few weeks.  Overall, it is a good time for following through with what has already been started, or pursuing your current interests—it’s not such a good time for launching NEW initiatives or pursuing completely new interests. 


In terms of both relationships and material goods, repairing & renewing what one already has is favored over acquiring something new during Mercury retrograde.  But alas, some new purchases may just HAVE to be made, as stuff is more likely to break down when Mercury is in retrograde—just be sure to avoid signing long-term contracts if you can.


          When making plans, it is good to be flexible now, and to have at least one “back-up” plan or “plan B” in case things do not go the way you had originally envisioned.  (Which often, they do NOT when we are under the influence of Mercury retrograde.) 


This doesn’t mean that ALL plans will fall through during this time or that EVERY thing must become chaotic.  SOME plans will fall through for sure, and some temporary chaos will undoubtedly ensue—but in my experience, it usually ends up being all for the best, at least in the long run.  (Although sometimes it can be quite difficult indeed to see blessings in the moment when things are falling apart or not working out as you had hoped.)  At the very least, whatever is happening has the potential to serve your higher good or the higher good of the Universe in some way, if only to provide you with the friction & desire to grow.


Actually, this time of Mercury retrograde influence is a very feminine, yin kind of time—which is why those who have more of an intuitive, right-brain, go-with-the-flow kind of vibe tend to do better under the influence of Mercury retrograde (as well as during the pre-retrograde storm).


          But even psychic & intuitive types like myself can get really frustrated when things don’t go the way we planned—that is, if we let ourselves become too attached to our plans or overly invested in certain outcomes.  I would counsel you AGAINST being too zealous or insistent at this time, as that is likely to back-fire.   As I once heard a wise-woman shaman say in a sweat lodge, “If you come into the lodge with expectations, then the Universe will teach you something about expectations.”   The same could be said of coming into a Mercury retrograde period with rigid expectations.


Before I sign off for today, I would also advise you to strive to be extra cautious, conscious & aware in your communications with others between now & November 20th.  Emotions are triggered & intensified during the influence of Mercury retrograde, and it’s just so easy to misunderstand others and be misunderstood during this time. Be mindful of what you say, write and otherwise communicate, and do NOT assume that others understand you clearly—unless you have a clear sign of communication from them.


And yes, the old standard strictures of Mercury retrograde applies here—check and double-check all forms of communication if you can, especially when it comes to written communications.  And do think TWICE (or even three or four times) before putting that potentially inflammatory post on social media.  It’s best to stay in your Zen place for the next few weeks if you can (or at least, as much as you can) and to concentrate on peacefully connecting with your own inner self and spiritual light, and lovingly allowing others to do the same, without interference from you.


I hope this guidance helps you to navigate the shifts & changes in energies that we will be traversing for the next few weeks.   Wishing you & yours peace, rest and harmony in the weeks ahead, and an early Happy Samhain!  


Bright Blessings,


Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)


4:38 pm cdt 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Mercury Retrograde Soon!




by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia)



          Another Mercury retrograde is coming down the pipeline soon, with the official retrograde beginning on October 31st (of all days) and continuing up until November 20th.  However, the pre-retrograde “storm” hits this Friday, Oct 26th—after that date, try to slow down and be mindful in all of your communications, planning, transportation & tech issues, and dealings with others.  

Every time Mercury retrograde comes around, I do my best to PREPARE my readers, clients, and students for how to best deal with the turbulent energies that will soon be ahead, and to advise you of how to make the best use of the positive aspects of these energies.   

I also do my best to WARN you all of what to look out for during this time, and what actions to avoid if you wish to stay at least somewhat peaceful & sane for the next 4-6 weeks ahead.  Please keep reading below if you want my expert astrological advice on this.  (And if not, well that’s OK too—you’re welcome to take your chances—I do know some people that so love to gamble when it comes to dealing with cosmic energy shifts.)





(Cosmic Update on Mercury Rx follows below)

My new Connecting with Your Ancestors & Ancestral Spirits course will be beginning in early November (which is just right around the corner).  Right now is the time of the year when the Veil is so very thin, and we can easily commune with our spiritual guides & ancestors.  This is why I wanted to teach this course at this time.  Please note that this is the one and only time I intend to teach this entire course live.  For more info, keep reading below, or go to http://www.cynthiakillion.com/courses/ancestors.html.

          Please note that these classes are being conducted by telephone, and recordings of courses will be available to students to listen back to for review. This means that you can join us for these classes from wherever you are, and if you happen to be a parent of small children, you don’t even need to worry about hiring a babysitter to participate.

The class fee is quite reasonable, with a 30 dollar discount for those who enroll by or before October 31st.  (Yes, the early bird gets the worm, smile.)  Even if you aren’t able to afford the fee in order to invest in the official course, you may still be able to join us for the live classes, as there are some scholarships available.  Please see the link above to get more info or to get signed-up. 






Dear Cosmic Psychic Friends, hi there.  I hope you are enjoying this lovely fall-time season.  (And to my friends & readers in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope that you are having a splendid early spring.)  Wherever you are at on our beautiful Mother Earth, another Mercury retrograde is coming down the cosmic pipeline soon.

Right now, we are still just in the PRE-retrograde shadow of Mercury, which means our experience of time & space is already beginning to shift & change, and probably we are ALREADY starting to notice small, subtle changes in how we are coping & dealing with day-to-day realities, as well as changes in dreaming patterns and energy levels.  (At least, some of us will notice this now—others may not notice until later, as we all respond to the energies differently & at different rates, and also we can respond differently to each new energy shift.)

This is a good time for writing down your dreams, increasing your meditation time, and paying very good attention to any warnings or premonitions coming from your intuition or inner psychic. Now is the time to really slow down & commune with your ancestors & guides.




On the other hand, it’s not such a good time for relying only on logic or so-called “facts”.  It’s not that “facts” can’t be relied upon (indeed, often they are the only thing that can be relied upon.)  It’s just that you will need to expend extra energy getting your facts STRAIGHT during Mercury retrograde (AND in the days immediately before it), as things often aren’t the way they seem during this time.  Not to mention, emotions are started to get INTENSIFIED, and there’s nothing like heavy emotional energy to cloud the lens of facts & logic.

So before you go and let yourself get triggered or upset or accuse others of wrong-doing, or before you start to believe your job, relationship, career, life or whatever or “over”, maybe you could step back and take a breath or two, and give yourself some time to RE-ASSESS before jumping to conclusions or taking actions that you can’t take back later.  

For it’s so easy to feel self-righteous and justified when the energies are being activated in this way.  And of course, this applies to people that you are in relationship & dealings with as well—especially for those who usually have a habit of feeling self-righteous or justified (even when their actions aren’t really justified).  Whatever dominant emotional energies you have at this time, these shifts will tend to AMPLIFY and INTENSIFY those energies, pretty much to the point where they can interfere with your logic & reason at times.


It is for all these very reasons that Mercury retrograde is one of the BEST times for getting a reading or counseling session, or otherwise seeking an expert opinion, at least, assuming it is a reader, counselor or expert that you KNOW you can count on. The emotions can take on quite a SWIRL during Mercury retrograde, swinging to BOTH sides of the extreme (both unrealistically positive AND unrealistically negative).


What you need to do now is invoke the practices & connections in your life that can help you find and stay in the CENTER.




The official retrograde begins on October 31st (of all days) and continues up until November 20th.  However, as I mentioned above, we are already in the pre-retrograde shadow of this transit, which is a time when discord and restlessness subtly begin to churn & stir beneath the surface.  Perhaps you’ve noticed an increase in CONFLICT, mis-understandings or dis-agreements lately.  Maybe even you’ve found that you more easily lose your temper or patience with people whom are close to you or those whom you usually get along well with. (Or perhaps THEY seem to be losing their temper with you and speaking more meanly or harshly than usual.)  

There is definitely a SCRATCHY side to Mercury retrograde that isn’t usually talked about….I find that this scratchy side often shows itself as early as the pre-retrograde shadow time, and certainly by the time of pre-retrograde storm (which we are approaching on Friday).   But maybe you’ve been lucky so far (or just stay inside your house like a hermit with no social media) and so you have mostly avoided the scratchy aspect of these energies.

Even so, you might have noticed that there have been some unexpected scheduling issues lately, with plans sometimes having to be canceled or re-arranged for a much later date.  If so, know that there is something larger than just your own energies at work here.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t get to do that thing that you wanted, but only that it is delayed for now and that you will have to wait a little while longer while until a more ideal time for that experience or event.


I view all of these little (and sometimes not so little) frictions and annoyances of the shadow phase as simply hints and tiny tastes of what is yet to come in the weeks ahead—these effects generally tend to intensify as we get closer to the retrograde proper.  (Although occasionally, the worst annoyances happen BEFORE the retrograde starts, and then things mellow out just a little bit during the retrograde proper.)   

Soon we will move from just being in the shadow phase and then we will hit the pre-retrograde “storm” on this Friday, Oct 26th.  The pre-retrograde storm is the moment when the speed of the orbit of Mercury reaches a significantly slow rate.  This significant-slowing down usually happens about a week before the official beginning of Mercury’s retrograde period, with Mercury’s orbit coming to a near standstill on the day it actually goes retrograde. 


Most people (and not just those who are psychically sensitive) begin to notice a shift in the energies and social atmosphere by the time the pre-retrograde storm begins—including all your standard Mercury retrograde associations, such as increased communication problems & break-downs, spike in emotional outbursts & depression, tech and transportation issues, re-scheduling and scheduling issues, and travel delays and problems.  


For all practical purposes, the pre-retrograde storm is when the effects of the retrograde begin to hit in a very OBVIOUS way, although things can certainly intensify a bit more when the retrograde proper begins. 

          JUST TO RE-CAP, for you before I sign off, we are currently in the pre-retrograde shadow of Mercury retrograde, which if Mercury retrograde were a band, this would be akin to the band showing up on the scene and beginning to set up.  Then, on this upcoming Friday, October 25th, we will enter the pre-retrograde storm, when the opening act for the Mercury retrograde performs.  Finally, the Mercury will “officially” station retrograde on Thursday, October 31st (yes, on Halloween) and that is when the retrograde technically begins, and it continues until November 20th.


Thanks for being a reader of this Cosmic Newsletter! Hope you found this edition helpful.  As always, feel free to write me if you have questions about scheduling private readings, or about classes, flower essences or herbal creations.  Until next time, May the blessing of the Ancestors & the helpful spirits be with you, and may you have a magical & enchanting Halloween Season ahead!


2:54 pm cdt 

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