Busy as the Summer Bees

{This is the first of a two-part blog posting.}

Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re in the midst of Summer. All those things that germinated last Winter, and poked their heads up in the Spring, are now blossoming in their fullness.

Brilliant bougenvilla

That is also true of my new projects.  And of me. I’ve been through some intense transformations. I’ve got a Capricorn Sun, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, is in my sign and heading straight for my Sun. That, along with Jupiter in my Moon sign of Taurus, has expanded my world, and my work. I am busy as the Summer bees, hopping from one project to the next, building hives and making honey. Like the bees, I was struck with an epidemic illness, but am on the mend and working again.

Here’s what’s happening these days (first project):

Café Aquarius Astrology Center  (1298 65th Street, Emeryville, CA)

Café Aquarius Asrology Center poster

Intro Nights

We opened the CAAC back in June, and were actually rather successful. Our very first event, June’s Intro Night: Tastes of Sweets & Soul, brought in quite a few people. It was wonderful. People found new guidance, met old friends, supported each other, and the atmosphere was fun and friendly.

Folks in line at Intro Night

As with all new things, this event also showed us some gaps in our structure and processes (more Pluto in Capricorn). We’ve been working to improve things, and here’s what we’ve come up with.

Intro Nights at the CAAC now have a new format. When you come in, you’ll get a ticket with a number on it. The first 5 or 6 people (depending on the number of Readers) will be seated with a Reader. The rest will wait in the front area, enjoying the refreshments, checking out the Readers’ information at the Display table, and chatting with other folks. When it’s your turn, you’ll get to talk to a Reader for 5 minutes—hear about their tools & practice, and maybe even get a very brief little mini-reading. Then a timer will ding, and our Timekeeper will announce that it’s time to switch. You’ll get up and go sit with the next Reader in the circuit, and get 5 minutes with them. By the time you’re done, you’ll have visited every Reader. You’ll know a bit about how their Astrology, or Numerology, or Graphology works. You’ll have had your fingerprints and your Tarot cards read.

This is a wonderful way to shop around for a metaphysical reading. If you’re looking for guidance about issues in your life, or just interested in yourself and your future, you can see which of the Readers and tools you resonate with the most. You can schedule appointments for a longer, more in-depth reading next week, when we do our Readings Nights.

Readings Nights

Our June Readings Nights also went very well. Some folks preregistered for appointments and came in to see their Reader. Others just dropped by the café to see who was available, and chose from the buffet of metaphysical experts to get a reading. We had people of all ages come, and everyone enjoyed themselves and the atmosphere.

Readers and Clients at the CAAC

This month, Readings Night is on the Wednesday the 13th.

A bit of personal intensity for me came between Intro Night and Readings Night in June. I got very sick. By the time Readings Night happened, I was spacey and coughing and extremely tired. I thought at first that I was simply exhausted from the effort of putting the CAAC together, promoting it, and my stage fright during the first events. But it turns out that I had actually succumbed to a whooping cough epidemic that was going on here. Succumbed is the right word. I was very, very ill. I could do nothing, had no energy, and even breathing was an effort. It required total surrender, to the point of cancelling some of our first events, and me needing to stay in bed.

This illness was part of an intense internal transformation that I’ve been going through; I think it was the turning point. There was nothing I could do other than turn inwards and deal with my issues. Now that I’m on the mend, I still notice that whenever I become too stressed, I immediately get fatigued. Huge transformations don’t happen overnight; they take time and energy, and mine are still in progress. The fatigue reminds me to stop, breathe, and understand that stressing out is one of the things I need to let go of.

So I’m happily, and calmly, continuing on with the CAAC events.

Astrologer Community Group Nights

We had to cancel June’s Astrologer Group Night, but we’re doing one in July, on the 20th. Astrologers are coming together, to meet each other, to share stories and experiences, to create community. We’ll spend the first few meetings deciding on how to organize ourselves and what we want to do with our time together. One thing I’m setting up is a mentoring program. I’m going to gather together a number of seasoned astrologers who are willing and able to help fledgling folks who are interested in learning and expanding their own practices. So if you’re an astrologer and in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come join us!

Lecture Night

We had to cancel our first lecture last month, too, but that’s okay, because it was going to be me who spoke, and I couldn’t talk for more than a minute without severe coughing. But now I can, and will, on the 27th of July.  I’ll be talking about the planetary placements for the rest of the year, what we can expect as we head into the infamous year of 2012.   There’s a lot going on, so come hear things from the perspective of a psychological astrologer. We’ll be offering delicious desserts from Café Aquarius, so it will be another combination of cosmic information and earthy delights.

You can find out more about the Café Aquarius Astrology Center, and RSVP for all the events there, on our MeetUp site. And you can visit us on FaceBook. Please like our page there; it will help us get in with the Groupon folks.

About astronée

Renée is a professional astrologer. She has studied Astrology for 20 years, and is currently doing readings in person, via phone, and via Skype. She takes classes at the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London when she can get there, and teaches her own basic Astrology classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the director of the Café Aquarius Astrology Center in Emeryville, CA, and the astrologer in The OptiMystics, a triple guidance reading partnership. Visit her website at OnenessAstrologyWithKi.com.
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1 Response to Busy as the Summer Bees

  1. Pingback: Part 2: Walking the Talk | Astronee's Astrology Blog

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