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After the Shift: What Next? A Forecast for 2013

What will the world be like, now that December 21, 2012, has come and gone? Join us for this presentation of two fascinating views on the year ahead.

John Wessels, MBA, MDiv, PhD, will begin the evening with his astrological forecast. There are two key transits—Uranus’ and Pluto’s cardinal square transit and Neptune’s transit in Pisces (its natural home)—ushering in the momentous end of one epoch in human history and the birthing of a new one. This shift coincides with the termination of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the precession of the equinoxes, and the end of a 25,700-year cycle to begin a new one.

Next year and beyond, many people will undergo rebirth—an awakening or ascension, gradually or swiftly—to a higher spiritual state. John will talk about how we can best position ourselves for the unfolding ascension process; the transits as they relate to the United States, based on our founding chart; salient events that may unfold in the US and globally; the unconscious shadow side of coming transition; and 2013’s Mercury retrograde periods.

Beth Owl’s Daughter will show us the tarot pattern shaping the coming year. We face challenging geopolitical issues, socioeconomic questions, and pivotal changes not yet known. As we move into a complex and precipitous future, how is the tarot a guide for making life-affirming choices?

Beth explains how the numerology of dates parallels the tarot: The year 2013 reduces to the number 6, which corresponds to the archetypal energy of The Lovers card. What wisdom does the energy signature of The Lovers offer? And how might it affect us in our everyday lives? In what ways might the coming year be reminiscent of 2004, our previous Lovers Year—and how might it differ? To help us know how to be of service as we give birth to our vision for a more creative, collaborative, balanced future, Beth will lead some brief exercises to perceive and integrate the power of The Lovers card, and will pull clarifying cards to help us work with this energy in the coming year.

About our speakers

In his early teens, John learned the art of archetype astrology from two professional-astrologer aunts. He has expertise in analyzing and intuiting Jungian archetypes imbedded in natal, progressed, transit, and synastry composite charts; he is also well versed in horary and mundane astrology. In over 40 years as an astrologer, he has interpreted thousands of charts for numerous clients, worldwide. He has participated in our annual Psychic & Healing Fairs, offering both Jungian archetype astrology and palm readings. Learn more about John at his Linkedin page, or contact him at [masked].

Celebrating her 40th anniversary of serving with the tarot this year, Beth is a lifelong guide in the non-ordinary realms; a trained hereditary seer; an internationally respected teacher, writer, leader, and master-level tarotist; member of several professional tarot organizations; an award-winning blogger, monthly tarot columnist for The Meta Arts Magazine; founder and organizer of one of the world’s oldest and largest tarot social groups; and member of the Board of Directors for Cherry Hill Seminary. From her home in northern Durham County she gives private readings in person or worldwide by phone, and also twice monthly at Dancing Moon Books & Gifts in Raleigh. She offers small group intensives, and a variety of classes, workshops, and seminars. She’s also a long-time and enthusiastic supporter of SFF, participating in many of our annual Psychic & Healing Fairs, donating raffle prizes, and leading meditations; she last spoke for us in 2010. Learn more about Beth and her work at

Angel door prizes – free

We have one from each speaker: Beth Owl’s Daughter has donated a one-year membership in her Birthday Club, a $45 value; and John offers a copy of his book, The Gospel According to Billy Bob and Isis, a $26 value.

Copies of John’s book will be available for sale, and also prepaid certificates for private sessions with him; a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit SFF.

This month’s raffle! – $5

Enter to win a one-hour shamanic healing session with Alice Hough, a $150 value. Your session begins as a mystery and unfolds gently as she guides you to follow the clues provided by Spirit.

A level II Reiki practitioner and certified Theta Healing practitioner with over 10 years experience in energetic healing techniques, Alice was drawn to study shamanism after she read Alberto Villoldo’s book Shaman, Healer, Sage and then received the Munay-Ki initiation, a traditional ceremony of the Q’ero shamans, from Vickie Penninger. Using time-tested shamanic tools, she gently helps clients release limiting patterns and beliefs, freeing them to reclaim their grace and power and live their dreams fully. Her practice is in Cary. Learn more about her and her practice under her “Energy Medicine” listing at, or contact her at [masked].

Early meditation – free

6:30 - 7:00 PM

Come early and treat yourself to an extended meditation led by Alice Hough. Read about her above—she's also donating our raffle prize.

Refreshments – free

We serve light finger foods and water at intermission. To sponsor our refreshments in exchange for publicity for your practice or business, contact [masked].

Tom Hildebrand brings delicious artesian spring water to us from Siler City each month. You’ll find details on how to purchase this water at

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  • Jeannie W.

    Very informative, insightful and useful information by both John Wessels and Beth Owl's Daughter. Especially the insight into how our FREE WILL is a major factor in how and what we experience. No such thing as only FATE!

    January 9, 2013

  • Amy M.

    What an amazing evening. Both presentations were very helpful and uplifting. Thanks to all involved.

    1 · January 5, 2013

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