Express Yourself With Online Videos

Have a message you want to get out or a business you want to promote? Do you know how to leverage technology to boost your business? Videos can make a significant impact on your business, taking the internet to the next level. You don’t even have to have production experience, big expensive cameras, or a production crew, anyone can start with your smart phone. Even if you start small it could have a big impact on getting your message out there.

All you have to do is share your story, talk about your life. Like attracts like. Inspire people with your passion. Think about it, what is your passion? what is your purpose? Use your story to connect with people on a human level. Talk about simple stuff. Just by sharing your story you can connect with your viewers and build trust, you don’t have to sell them. Then you can use the video to drive people to take action. By thinking out of the box you can become successful while at the same time promoting your passion. Video will get your message out.

If you have something to sell, marketing with video will build your contact list so that you can get the most out of your leads. It’s the human connection that helps sell your product.

Since Google bought out YouTube some years ago, they give more preference to videos on their search engines. So its like owning real estate on Google. With your video and the right key words, you’ll be driving people to your site in no time. Positioning yourself higher on the search engine will bring more visibility and more traffic, which will drive up your views, which will get people to your website, which will drive up your sales.
Give video a try. It can’t hurt, it can only help.

April 5, 2020

The Moon moves quickly through the zodiac, so Moon transits will only last a day or two.

Moon in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus

This aspect is helping us get through this “out of the ordinary” period we’re in. It’s helping us learn how use our resources to, not only help others, but to also, sustain ourselves. We’ve had to totally change our lives on a whim and without a plan, that’s a very Uranus trait.

This totally different way of life we’re in right now has come as a big surprise to us, but, we’re rising to the challenge with this trine. Our daily grind has been broken and this aspect is making it easier to free ourselves for our usual patterns.

Both Virgo and Taurus are Earth signs. Virgo is a perfectionist, Taurus is about beauty. So, when you think about it, it’s not surprising to hear reports, that because there are less people outside, the Earth is healing. Rivers, streams and canals are becoming cleaner all over the world. Wildlife are taking over city streets in countries around the globe. The ozone layer is repairing and there’ is noticeably less smog in big cities. I would say that this is exactly what we needed, at the time we needed it.

April 4, 2020

The Moon moves quickly through the zodiac, so Moon transits will only last a day or two.

Venus in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius

Venus is the planet of love, romance, pleasure, comfort and money. When she enters Gemini today, we will tend to want to explore these things a bit more. Gemini is a very curious sign, they spend a lot of time thinking, reading and communicating about the things that interest them. Gemini natives aren’t the most cuddly bunch in the zodiac, but, with Venus visiting here, we can expect to be much more mindful about the things that bring us pleasure.

Venus brings out the best in Gemini, creating an environment that is cheerful and pleasant. Venus will be in Gemini until August 29, 2020, so we have plenty of time to explore the depths of our love, share what brings us pleasure and try new things.

There are a couple of things that you will need to be cautious about though. If your relationship has lost it’s vitality and the excitement has gone, it may not last through this transit. Also, Gemini’s love to spend money and with Venus here, over spending could be a problem.

Moon in Virgo

When the Moon enters a sign, she brings with her deep emotions that magnify the signs traits. When in Virgo she implores us to serve others. She touches at the heartstrings of Virgo’s empathy and understanding. Virgo’s are very thorough in their approach to life and are always there to lend a helping hand. If it’s useful keep it, if it’s not, get rid of it, is a Virgo’s motto, but with the Moon in town, sentimentality may win out.

Moon in Virgo square Venus in Gemini.

This aspect wants us to take a close look at how we are dealing with our relationships and our finances at this time. Venus in Gemini might have us being financially careless and overly distracted. Our curiosity about the outside world is peeked, to the point of becoming detached from our loved ones sitting right next to us.

The Moon in Virgo is challenging our desire to spend and our inability to connect right now . Virgo is an Earth sign and together with the Moon they are insisting that we be emotionally grounded and present, in the moment. Virgo’s are obsessed with perfection and hard work. This no-nonsense aspect will have all of us feeling tense and challenged.

Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn.

Two power planets coming together to combine their energies is HUGE! Jupiter and Pluto together give us the feeling that anything is possible.

Look deeply at your personal life:

What is falling apart in your life right now? How are you dealing with it? What is the lesson behind it? Who or what has power over you? Where do you see yourself in the next couple of years? Can you find peace in the chaos?

Let’s look at the world as a whole:

Jupiter – Benevolent, good luck, expansion, adventure, exploration and spirituality

Pluto – Power, death, rebirth, deep, transformation, intuitive and psychic

Capricorn – Top down power, business, government, organization, lessons, ambitions and stability

This conjunction is playing out all over the world right now. We are seeing, right before our very eyes, the power play that’s going on in business and governments. The people want to be heard, small businesses are struggling against the power of big corporations and the stability of our economy is on shaky ground against the attack of a powerful virus.

Death comes before rebirth, chaos comes before order, abuse of power comes before the fall of power. We are getting ready to birth a new way of life, but first we have to go through the birthing pains.

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April 3, 2020

The Moon moves quickly through the zodiac, so Moon transits will only last a day or two.

Moon in Leo trine Chiron in Aries.

The Moon in Leo allows us to relax, play and have some fun, but, Leo is ruled by the Sun. What do planets do? Right……they revolve around the Sun. Leo’s like the spotlight, they love attention and they thrive in an environment where it’s all about them.

This trine allows us to heal any emotional wounds we may have revolving around self-love. It wants us to tap into the positive energy flow that is being sent by the Leo Moon. We are going through a universal healing of self and what that looks like without being egotistical about it. We are tapping into the wisdom of love.

Moon in Leo trine Sun in Aries.

So this transit and aspect are quite interesting. Leo, a fire sign, is receiving positive energy flow from his ruler, the Sun. The Sun is in Aries, a fire sign, receiving positive energy flow from the Moon in Leo. This is a lot of fire hanging out in harmony with the cool Moon.

Take some time to relax into it, find some me time today. Do exactly what this planet & sign is asking you to do. Relax, play and have some fun, be enthusiastic, spontaneous and impulsive about it too! Live life like this is exactly how you planned it to be.

Venus enters Gemini.

Venus is the planet of love, romance, pleasure, comfort and money. When she enters Gemini today, we will tend to want to explore these things a bit more. Gemini is a very curious sign, they spend a lot of time thinking, reading and communicating about the things that interest them. Gemini natives aren’t the most cuddly bunch in the zodiac, but, with Venus visiting here, we can expect to be much more mindful about the things that bring us pleasure.

Venus brings out the best in Gemini, creating an environment that is cheerful and pleasant. Venus will be in Gemini until August 29, 2020, so we have plenty of time to explore the depths of our love, share what brings us pleasure and try new things.

There are a couple of things that you will need to be cautious about though. If your relationship has lost it’s vitality and the excitement has gone, it may not last through this transit. Also, Gemini’s love to spend money and with Venus here, over spending could be a problem.

Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces.

There is a lot of creative energy happening today and this transit just puts the exclamation point on it. Leo’s are creative, Aries are creative and Pisces is the definition of creativity. There should be no lack of imagination today, so have fun with it.

When combining Mercury’s energy with Neptune’s? And they are both in Pisces? Conversations should be interesting! Colorful! Dynamic! This is the perfect time to “spin some yarn”, tell some tales, write a story, dream and fantasize! Have fun today!!

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April 2, 2020

The Moon moves quickly through the zodiac, so these transits will only last a day or two.

Moon in Cancer in opposition to Jupiter in Capricorn

The Moon is at home in Cancer. It will give us the feeling of wanting to be home, Cancer’s love home & family and are emotional, which is very appropriate for what we are all going through right now.

When planets are in opposition to one another it means that they are on opposite sides of the chart. They see things from a totally different perspective. This aspect can be challenging because it brings up extreme differences, seeing things from a totally opposite viewpoint.

When Jupiter is in Capricorn he wants to see the expansion of business, government and military might. Usually Jupiter is benevolent, bringing joy and good luck, but his placement here in Capricorn, makes him uncomfortable, serious and careful planning. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, while the ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn, the planet of contraction.

This opposition is especially interesting considering what we are going through right now in the world. We are having to experience things like we’ve never had to before. We are being asked to contract our lives by staying home with family. Opposing the need to expand our businesses and our governments. What does this look like in your own life?

Moon in Cancer in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn.

Again the Moon in Cancer wants us to take a look at our home and family. How are things changing in this regard? What changes can you implement that will make things easier?

This opposition to Pluto in Capricorn is asking you to totally transform the way you do business in your home and with your family. Pluto is all about death and deconstruction, but he’s also about rebirth and reconstruction. Taking things apart to bring them back together in a whole new way. Capricorn is about organizing, planning and taking things seriously.

Moon in Cancer sextile Venus in Taurus

Again the focus in on family and home. The Moon, at home in Cancer, gives us a depth to our feelings and our imagination. It makes us more likely to want to nurture, support and protect our home and family. Today may be an emotional day, so try to take it easy, relax and do something good for yourself.

A sextile brings positive harmony, opening up new avenues for growth, showing us how helpful people can be, along with feeling at ease with the situation.

Venus is at home in Taurus. She feels good here, giving us a peaceful, easy feeling. We can use this energy to focus on our relationships, love, finances and values. Venus in Taurus want us to find pleasure and indulgences in our situation. Taurus is an Earth sign, meaning, we can find practical ways of dealing with all these things.

How can you work as a family towards finding peace and comfort at home?

How can you come together to find new avenues to old ways?

Moon in Leo in opposition to Mars in Aquarius.

The Moon represents strong emotions, Leo is a fire sign with a lot of passion. The Moon in Leo can bring out a lot of passionate emotions at this time. This transit can also spark our inspiration and encourage us to shine more brightly.

This opposition to Mars in Aquarius can have us feeling frustrated, irritated or angry, but not wanting to hurt anyone, so we keep it to ourselves. This can cause a build up of emotions and our negative feelings can start to come out in passive, aggressive ways.

The Moon is sensitive and soft, Leo is fiery and passionate, this is already a hard transit, then, when you add in an opposition it gets even harder. Mars is fiery and warlike, while Aquarius is social and humanitarian. These two together want us to stand up and fight for our rights.

There’s a lot going on with this transit.

What can you do to take some time to decompress?

Where can you direct your creative energy?

Moon in Leo square Uranus in Taurus.

The Moon in Leo wants you to focus on your emotional health. It wants you to find what make you feel like a star inside. What makes you comfortable? How can you have more fun? How can you live out your passion? It wants you to focus on you and you only!

This opposition is telling you to get out of your set patterns of doing things. Your confinement may feel unbearable right now, so try to do something that gets you moving or something that will helps you get clarity in the moment. Uranus is the planet of surprise, so don’t be “surprised” if something unexpected happens that makes you have to adjust, even more than you already have.

There is no preparing for what Uranus will bring under opposition. All you can do is be forewarned. But, if you can try to not have any expectations about your situation at this time, life will get a whole lot easier.

Moon in Leo in opposition to Saturn in Aquarius.

This transit is teaching us that even when things are challenging, finding some kind of routine, will put some normalcy to the chaos. The balance is not getting so caught up in your routine that you lose sight of the bigger picture.

On one hand we have a deep, emotional need for being taken care of, we want someone to pamper us and tell us everything is going to be alright. At the same time we’re learning how to embrace our independence, freedom and uniqueness.

We are in the process of finding a balance between relaxing, playing and having fun and building a new structure, social justice and finding innovative ways of living.

APRIL 1, 2020

Astrology Forecast

The Moon moves quickly through the zodiac, so these transits will only last a day or two.

Moon in Cancer square Sun in Aries

The Moon is at home in Cancer. It will give us the feeling of wanting to be home, Cancer’s love home & family and are emotional, which is very appropriate for what we are all going through right now.

Square’s represent challenges, tension and/or obstacles, which also represents what we’re going through right now. This is particularly challenging with the Sun in Aries.

The Sun is dynamic and fiery, it’s about me and what I want, just like Aries, who is ruled by Mars, he is also dynamic and fiery. This energy makes us want to go out and do things. It can be selfish as it motivates us and spurs us on to do what we want to do.

The Moon is squaring up to the Sun. He’s saying, “it’s time to relax, settle down and focus on home & family.” But, the Sun in Aries being feisty and energetic, says, “Get out of my way so I can go out and make things happen!”

This aspect could be bring tension, depending on how you use it. I feel like the best thing you can do is get outside with your family. Soak up some sunshine, be active and let go of some pent up energy.

Moon in Cancer trine Mercury in Pisces

We already know that the Moon in Cancer gives us the warm, cozy feeling of being at home with family. When you add in a trine with Mercury in Pisces, our minds are on the same wavelength as our emotions. We can express ourselves much more colorfully, coming up with imaginative ways to communicate, having deeper conversations about things that truly matter to us.

Moon in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces

This is an extremely sweet transit. The Moon at home in Cancer gives us a since of being cuddled up by a fire with loved ones. This trine is a harmonious angle of support to Neptune, who is also at home in Pisces. Neptune is dreamy, inspirational and brings out our psychic abilities.

These two trines can be used as weapons against the harsh square happening between the Moon and Sun. We can pull energy from them by being creative & active. Listen to one another, Pisces is a giving sign, they like to see other people happy. Use this to energy to help those in need, giving of whatever resources you have in creative ways. We all have something we can be grateful for and the planets are aligned today to help you figure out how to use this time in a beautiful way.

My Costa Rica Vacation

The Adventure Begins

With my passport ready, my ticket bought and my bags packed I was all set to head off to Costa Rica.

This was a trip of firsts for me, first time flying, first time visiting a foreign country (unless you count a cruise my husband & I took to the Jamaica, pics here) and the first time traveling alone. I was a little nervous, but mostly excited. I was heading to a friend of mine’s farm, of whom, I had only met online. I found it listed in an “Eco Villiage” directory while doing some research. After online stalking the farm for quite some time, I decided to send Ginnee an email. We chatted via email for a while, then became Facebook friends. After a couple years of correspondence I got up the nerve to take a trip out to visit her, her family and the farm. Ginnee and Phil had been living there for ten years, Erika (their daughter) soon followed, fell in love and married a local (Tiko) man named, William, together, they live on 1,270 acres in the Costa Rican mountains.

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Our Enota Mountain Retreat Vacation

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According to the Enota Mountain Retreat website,

Enota is the perfect mountain escape to spend time with your friends and family.  Enota is a non-profit conservation facility committed to preserving our beautiful land with a number of accommodations including vacation rental cabins, full hook-up RV camping sites, pop-up and tent camping sites and a Retreat Center for conferences, groups, events and seminars.  Enota is rated to be in the top 100 camping destinations in the country.

Enota located at the highest private elevation in Georgia in a lush valley among the highest mountains in North Georgia, in the shadow of Brasstown Bald whose elevation is 4,780′! Enota is centrally located between White, Union & Towns  counties and the towns of Helen, Blairsville, Hiawassee & Young Harris.

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