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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 03:25 PM

Starself November Astrology Newsletter

“Coming Out of Your Skin?”

By Rick DiClemente, Author of “The Exquisite Zodiac

How many times do we hear this? Think it’s a meaningless, throw-away line? Do we realize how lightly we take it when we say,
“Whatever comes to me.” “What came over you?” “What’s gotten into her?” “When the spirit moves me.” “It just came to me.” “I not
getting any new ideas.”

All of these phrases indicate just how CLOSE we really are to our true identity. We are not our body; we are a spirit inhabiting one.
However you want to put it. These thoughts will pave the way for our next book, “The Intimate Zodiac.” Today’s astrologers are
starting to get the idea, but most horoscope writers are still stuck in the “I’m in here – the world is out there – mentality.” More
and more it’s making sense, I guess what I’m trying to tell you is that:

Your astrology is much closer to you than you think!

I can’t tell you how many hundreds of times I tell a client something, and they say, “That’s funny, I was just thinking that.” I’m not
a mind-reader, but what I do know is that YOU, YOUR THOUGHTS, THE PLANETS are all the same thing.

Do not ask me how it works, because I’d have to get into very long, complex, quantum explanation. Believe me, it does, and I mean 100% (which is why I checked it out in 1978 and haven’t stopped since) and just remember: “What’s true above, is so below.” It really is that simple. Our problem comes from identifying with that small ‘you’ instead of the larger, cosmic-sized One.

But, we’re all getting closer and closer to true understanding of WHATwe are, that’s why the old Mayan Calendar is soon ready to turn the page. The new astrology is upon us. I don’t know why, but the word “astrology” doesn’t suffice anymore. It was ok for a while, largely thanks to newspaper horoscopes and cleavage magazines.

Maybe you don’t believe it, but I find it almost impossible to talk about this anymore. As I write this under a 6 degree Full Moon in
Taurus! When you don’t really understand astrology, it is so difficult to get it. It takes time and viewing thousands of charts to
really see what I’m saying. All of you need a reading from a very good astrologer – you won’t believe what you don’t know about

Coming out of my skin? What does that mean? There are forces “inside” of you that mirror, or match, or are symbolized by the planets.
I can’t explain it. THAT is true astrology. When “you”, or whoever you think is you, feels like YOU are coming out of your skin, YOU
ARE!! You are much bigger than any skin can contain. This is also why you may have experienced out-of-body experiences or remote

Now, I’m not talking about being real upset or even a healthy dose of human neurosis here… I have talked so many times about this; it
is easy to keep on glossing over these facts. You are not your body. You are not contained within your skin (ruled by Saturn by the
way). You are big, really big, infinite in fact. Kinda flies in the face of all the narrow-minded, myopic definitions you were forced
to swallow way back during your indoctrination period called childhood. How can God be All that is, and yet, you are left out to your
imagined singularity? That’s the key; it is all an illusion. And even so, this physical world of separateness does “exist” on one
level of reality. Confusing. Don’t use your mind.

Wonderfully intended religions, philosophies, and spiritual standards have tried to teach us this concept. Jesus had his words and
ways. The Buddha listed a menu of behavioral suggestions. On and on and on all of the many seers and Holy Persons tried to tell us
that we are more than the body and we have the nerve to argue that we believe we have a soul? Whatever that could be. Most of us don’t believe we really have a soul. We don’t even know where it is! Inherently, deep inside, we KNOW that we are connected to something very Divine. We know it when we make love, when we look in each other’s eyes, when we see a newborn. We are just rather uneducated in this field and we don’t understand it; therefore it scares us.

The planets urge to ‘us’ break loose. I heard this recently, so accurately put,”God works in us, as us.”GOD WORKS IN US, AS US

What could this mean? This principle is explained ad nauseum in “A Course in Miracles” and thousands of other spiritual works. We are
expressions of God. We sing these words; we see these principles in TV shows and movies, yet, when we directly experience this fact,
we just don’t know what to do with it. That’s the key:

We don’t have to do anything about anything. Simply let it be as it is. Let it come through us unfiltered.
We’ve all heard it, “Let go, and let God”, same thing.

This idea is put forth so beautifully by Marianne Williamson in her phenomenal book, “A Return of Love”:

“The trust in the force that moves the universe is faith. Faith isn’t blind. Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it is doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions. Our attempts to direct this force only interferes with it. Our willingness to relax into it allows it to work on our behalf. Without faith, we’re frantically trying to control what is not our business to control, and fix what is not in our power to fix. What we’re trying to
control is much better off without us, and what we’re trying to fix can’t be fixed by us anyway. Without faith, we’re wasting our time.”

It’s all just happening, but we are not the authors or the doers. This is why we have so much suffering and stress because we con
ourselves into thinking that we can alter affairs. How can we do anything when it’s all God? That’s precisely why we have to let
Him/Her/It to come through us. That’s precisely what planetary energy is. So, we ask, how can there be an “us” when we are told we are all One. This can be very confusing especially IF you make the mistake of trying to reason through it. Anyway, somehow, the planets symbolize forces that want to come through us, up and out of us. And while we are busy repressing these feelings or censoring them, they don’t really manifest the perfect Divine expression that is you. That’s why all we can do is screw it up (ego). Unless we let it go naturally. Did you ever notice how the people who you might think are “highly evolved souls” are just so natural and easy and at peace with whatever comes up? How is it said? “Everything will be ok when you are ok with everything?” Makes me think of the Dalai Lama. Not holding on anywhere, just letting be what is without judgment.

After all, all of these planetary promptings or urges have to pass by our mental constructs. More heavily, their impulses have to get
beyond what Mom and Dad told us was true; they have to transcend our logic unit (heaven forbid); get past the emotion test guards and agree with our rigid ever-changing image of what is proper for each of our body types, and social positions, etc.

So, we come out of our skin. We can’t take “it” anymore. What is the “it”? It’s the fight of not letting NORMAL, intuitive expression
out into the “world.” “I’ve had it up to here!” Notice, it has to get to here before we blow. That’s because we often have
preconceived (or church conceived) ideas of what natural expression should look and feel like. How many of us feel like programmed
robots? How many of us are real comfortable with spontaneity? How many want instead to “hang on” to somewhere we call “safe.” How many of us are not really comfortable in our “comfort zone?” Forget that.

There are other ways that are safer and saner. It’s called education. One of the saddest days of my life is when I asked my first
grade son, “What did you do today?” He said, “I sat on my tape.” I thought, oh my goodness, what could that ever mean in a first-
grader’s mind. Again I asked and again he replied, “I sat on my tape.” Well, I came to find out that the teacher had put a masking
tape X on the floor where he was to be imprisoned all day, er I mean, to sit.

That’s all he could remember from a whole day

What effects do we subject our kids to at such an early impressionable age. Think of the energy blocks we unknowingly create. Think of
the years they’ll have to spend unlearning our input, if they ever can accomplish such liberation. This is exactly why WE have trouble
with transiting planets. Why we groan when Pluto or Saturn are near. These planets earmark natural eras in our lives. Kids are already
born to perfection. I get to visit with these “first-graders” 50 or 60 years later in my office, and many, many of them have done
little to expand their circle of expression beyond their tape range. It’s no wonder how explosive it can become when PLUTO or URANUS
come into their lives at various ages and they explode. Literally. Strokes. Aneuryisms. Heart attacks. Broken bones. Seizures. Cracks.

Do you think those aren’t explosions to your various organs and energy systems? Is it any wonder that so many of us are visiting a
wide variety of “energy healers?” What do they all specialize in? Getting around and dissolving our blockages. In most cases,
blockages were created from stuffed feelings. This is what astrology can clearly identify and help us with.

The energy has to go somewhere and if the self is not educated, it doesn’t know HOW TO IDENTIFY what it is. (This is why we SAY,
“What’s getting into me?”) It’s YOU. It’s your SELF. Uranus (as just one planetary example) IS yourself. Forget the planets; you don’t
need to become an astrologer. When you let the energy out and express it, you sail. When you don’t, you crash. Period. In our “comfort
zone” we can’t see the blockages. We think everything is hunky-dory. Not. Time to get uncomfortable.

That’s the main reason most astrology belongs in the shredder. Think of it:

“You will meet someone nice next Friday…”
“You will get that next job promotion this summer…”
“You will have a bad year (that’s a REAL common one)…”
“You will move to Arizona in two years…”

Those example pronouncements are NOT astrology, those are astrological abuses.
True astrology is a calendar of when and how (which planet in which house) these kinds of energies will manifest. These energies are
God’s energies. What else could they be? I am NOT trying to erase God in favor of astrology: a common fear extracted from the Bible.
If anything, I am trying to urge you toward your God. Just let astrology help clear your way.

You may call these energies what you want to. They are in fact one of the many forms of LOVE that wants expression. It’s that simple.
You are love and your normal expression is love unless you have become abnormal. You know what I mean – out of balance.

I cannot begin to tell you the stories I hear. How the repressed parent represses the child. There are many names for it: ADHD;
discipline; correcting behavior; precociousness; neurotic; teaching them a lesson; controlling yourself; and my favorite: “What will
the neighbors think?” Bad robot!

Your father is waiting for you out by the woodshed.
No damn wonder we freeze and block ourselves.

We have a wonderful vernacular that describes frustrated normal human expression. And, oh my God, then there’s sex…..

My wonderful friend Mike is a hypnotherapist; a brilliant man with a soul of pure gold, who tells me, “Everyone wants to be taken back
to their past lives. They want to know this n’ that… when it all comes down to the fact that we are all just 9-year-olds and simply
want to be accepted.”

What else can I add?

The wonder-ego that we each own direly wants to hear that we were King of France, or a Princess, or an awesome warrior somewhere in time. Oh how the ego is insatiable. Mike is too cool for that. He tells them, “It doesn’t matter what your dream was then or your
script is now. It’s ALL an illusion! What more could you want? You’re already EVERYTHING!” See?

The next paragraph is the most important in this issue:

He’s so right. That’s why we are often coming out of our skin. Using Uranus as an example, when it’s not directly lined up with our
natal planets, we can suppress it – however - when it is lined up, we FEEL like we are coming out of our skin and more importantly, WE
CANNOT CONTROL THIS! It’s like we were plugged into the 110 receptacle for a while and all of a sudden it’s the 440! During those
periods which can last from 1 day to several years, extra “cosmic or planetary” energy is attempting to pour through you! And when you use it properly, wow, can that take your sailboat far! When one looks at all the great moments in time such as Da Vinci painting the

Mona Lisa, certain athletes breaking world records, and Lindbergh flying across the sea, IT’S ALWAYS THE CASE THAT BIG OUTER PLANETS WERE THE WIND BENEATH THEIR WINGS. That’s exactly how astrology is.

Instead of resisting the energy, they plugged into it and used it.

And these planetary promptings have the gall to insist upon coming up through our esophagus pipe and demand release without even
consulting with “me” first! It IS us. Do you see?

You ARE coming out of your skin unless you are allowing yourself to “go out and play!” Why do you think almost every child in the
world wants to “go out and play?” It’s the same energy, only theirs’ haven’t been largely repressed. How we marvel at a “glowing
bride.” We’re so happy when we see a friend shining with happiness. I guess you could just call it “light.” You are BIG. You are as glorious and limitless as the Sun itself. Don’t let any wittel person tell you that you are otherwise. In such a case, it is NOT your duty to make them feel comfortable in their smallness.

Oh and, just in case you are studying “astrology”, you’ll want a hint at all the planetary urges. Remember each of them attempts to
stretch your auric-balloon in varied ways and for varying lengths of time.

The Sun wants you to shine your love and warmth.
The Moon wants you to feel and demand that you need to be hugged.
Mercury, the Trickster, is just so interested to talk to anybody about anything.
Venus wants to love, surround itself with beauty and sigh to the music.
Mars wants to experience life with no obstacles in the way.
Jupiter wants to expand all over you and everyone else like a fallen circus tent.
Saturn, the bad guy, actually takes care of you, but wants to do it carefully so that things go right.
Chiron wants you on your mission, and I mean hop to it, right now!
Uranus, the “skin-stretcher,” is the most noticeable and wants the real you to find expression.
Neptune doesn’t play games; it wants to reconnect with God’s Bliss, Truth and Grace.
Pluto wants to and will tear down anything that gets in the way of your evolution.

So, you can see, several of these planets can be speaking to you all at once! Sometimes it’s the doldrums and all seems quiet. Each of
your birth charts is different. At the moment, we’re all hearing from Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Chiron and Saturn which has just entered
Scorpio. No wonder it all feels like a taffee-pull.

Yet, the overall message is clear. Get in touch with your beautiful inner self. Do yoga, laugh, dance, sketch, play an instrument,
play a sport, scream, whisper, allow….

That’s what it’s all about:

Allow everything, you are pure and only purity can result.


For the complete newsletter, go to: http://www.starself.com/newsletter80.html

2012 Rick DiClemente. All Rights Reserved. Connect with Rick at www.starself.com©

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Ricochet21 Nov 2012 OP
hermetic Nov 2012 #1
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #3
SalviaBlue Nov 2012 #2
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #4
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #5
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #6
wovenpaint Nov 2012 #7
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #8
magical thyme Nov 2012 #9
kimmerspixelated Nov 2012 #10
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #11
FirstLight Nov 2012 #12
kimmerspixelated Nov 2012 #13
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #15
kimmerspixelated Nov 2012 #14
findrskeep Nov 2012 #16
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #17
StarSisterAstrology Nov 2012 #18

Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:28 PM

1. Beautiful

I logged back on here, for the first time in a long time, to say how much I enjoyed reading that. Your description of the planets, right on. Thank you for being a friend to us, here. I love you.

I have been studying astrology since the 60s. Not to the extent of practicing it, too busy with life, but wanting to understand. So, now, after all that reading of many books, it makes sense to me. But not many of us want to sit down with a compass and slide rule and try to figure it out, personally. So, I understand your frustration. I have a new meme: You can lead the horse, but you can't make him think. Some of us do, though, think. And really appreciate the way you explain it. So, hang in there, or here.

The wild ride is getting wilder. Scorpio. Now is the time to hang together. Integrate.

Peace and love to you all. Let it be.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:01 PM

3. Thank you so much

I hope I didn't come across so much frustrated with astrology: it's just that it's so EASY for me and I want others to have it
so much. That's why I'm currently working on the teaching videos for YouTube. I love you too.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:44 PM

2. Wow, great writing.

I don't understand astrology at all. But I know something's going on and I love your explanations and admonitions.

I always look forward to your newsletters and you seem to have outdone yourself this time.

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:05 PM

4. Dear SB

I know it's hard to understand that each of us has an active, DYNAMIC roadmap "underneath" of us and most
of us have no knowledge about it let alone an ability to use it. It's like most people on earth are driving
in the dark. Astrology gives you a light inside the car while you are driving.


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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:17 PM


I really, really appreciated this, Dear Sir!

I think that is my favorite quote from Marianne Williamson's A Return to Love. It felt like I was wrapping myself in a favorite, comfy sweater when I saw her words included in your message.

And the "I sat on my tape" part. Wow...that says SO MUCH.

Thank you!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:43 PM

6. Thank you OGR

Thank God my son has learned to lift himself off of the X.
A Return to Love is one of the most valuable books I have ever _______

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. I really enjoyed reading this!

Thank you so much, Rick!

There's so much great stuff in there, I know I'll be re-reading this more than a few times. Also, thanks for this:

"You ARE coming out of your skin unless you are allowing yourself to “go out and play!”

When I was teaching an art class that I called "Re-connect with your Creativity", people would come into my studio lamenting that they couldn't draw a straight line...so, I'd bring them over to the computer, pull up the "Paint" program and show them how to draw that straight line, telling them as they laughed, that art doesn't have to be about straight lines.

Your newsletter resonated for me, reminding me of the adults who would come into my studio, look around...and I could see the child coming to the surface. That child that desperately wanted to be creative, but had been ordered to go sit on their tape.

I love showing people how easy it is to be creative again, no matter their age. I KNOW some of them went home and stuck their work on the refrigerator, lol!

So, I'll be going "out to play" again, thanks for the reminder-I needed this!

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Response to wovenpaint (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:38 PM

8. What a great response!

I love your verifying story! Go play!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:57 PM

9. thank you for this, Rick


I always look forward to Starself...this one is no exception. Looking forward to the eclipses.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:25 PM

10. The Exquisite Newsletter.

This was wonderful Rick, Godliness abounds!
It IS hard to grasp or to USE the fact that we're vessels more or less.

The planets place in our self care is good info to know. But Saturn...I'm not sure I really grasp that one as much as the others...?

.. this one is to be savored again and again.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:59 PM

11. It is very hard for me too

Allowing is too easy

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 03:22 PM

12. wow...Preach it, Rick!

It always cheers me up to see and fee the synchronicity of these messages that come 'through'; you and what so many of us are already experiencing. Yes, that spirit is moving us and stretching us to the max these days!

The analogy of being plugged in and getting 'juiced' is very real...
but what's to be said for when you feel that opposite effect? Is it really blockage or something bigger?
I swear, I felt so NON motivated this week it was crazy...not stuck, just the "I don't wanna do my chores...I wanna do nothing..maybe just sleep and daydream..." It didn't even feel like rebellion, just that I was not up to the task of interacting with the other humans. Wonder if it has something to do with Merc...was it stationary or something this week?

Anywhoo...Please keep posting your *Brilliance*... there's eclipses and strange things afoot this month and your insight is always a big help!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:21 PM

13. Yes, what she said! n/t.

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:16 PM

15. It's in the newsletter

thank you so much for your kindness

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:31 PM

14. This one.

The planets urge to ‘us’ break loose. I heard this recently, so accurately put,”God works in us, as us.”GOD WORKS IN US, AS US

We need to read that one over and over and over and over.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:25 AM

16. Finally had some time

to read this! My favorite part, well that's not quite right, the whole newsletter is brilliant, but this is the sentence that jumped off the page for me, "Instead of resisting the energy, they plugged into it and used it." Oh how I can relate to that, as you well know! There's a reason I've been hearing just "Go with the flow" for over a year now ...thank goodness I finally started listening..lol. Much love to you for all that you do

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Response to findrskeep (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:41 PM

17. I write these newsletters

for me to hear as well as "you"
I'm learning all the time.
I'm glad it helped.
We're all so magnificent, really, we just have so much unlearning to do.
Let that heart flow you brightly-colored Sag!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:05 PM

18. Passionately, cogently stated! It's ALL

Passionately, cogently stated! It's ALL about energy--and it's ALL about us. Astrology is, as you say, an art and science of describing the energetics of the cosmos. We are indeed the Cosmos--a never-to-be-repeated moment in the life of the Universe, cleerly disguised as a human being. So very exciting to be alive at this time when what has been broken apart for millenia now begins to come together again.

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