Fast Forward Into The Future


Pretend we have teleported a month into the future. Imagine, you and I, are looking back and discussing things that occurred in April 2019.

Someone was born, someone died, someone was conceived. Elections were won or lost, big and small business decisions were made. During the month of April, our minds and bodies were made stronger or weaker through our daily/weekly choices.

Keeping in mind that we are in the future looking back we can see that many decisions were made in the month of April, some of which will ripple through time and space creating a long term effect.

As well, lots of results/events showed up in April 2019 the cause of which came from decisions and actions taken in previous months/years/generations.

The question that begs to be asked, as we sit in the future looking back is, “in April, when the events based on previous choices occurred or, if you were planting a seed to create something new, how conscious/present were you in your decision making and related actions”?

Each day, week, month gives us an opportunity to learn about and play with the principle of cause and effect.  When we disconnect from the personal and collective daily/weekly choices we make, we feel weaker, less in charge and become the reactor to life rather than the choice maker.

Becoming a choice maker doesn’t mean you have control over everybody else’s choices, only your own. Other people will make choices that do and don’t fit with our values or mindset.

Within any given month personal or collective situations arise that we need to deal with. Sometimes, none of the choices offered will be the perfect fit. However, if we understand and accept that we may personally or collectively be in an uncomfortable place we can then shift our approach and make choices that move us towards a better future.

Let’s teleport back to today. The future is still waiting for us to write it.  All over the world, this month, people are making personal and collective decisions that improve or worsen their current situations. Small and big choices that will have a ripple effect.

Here in Alberta, on April 16th, we have a provincial election coming up. After the election, no matter which party wins, we need to keep our elected officials on track towards making choices that have the potential for long term, positive results.

An elected officials job after an election is to work with the other parties and make choices that improve our future. Even if that approach to politics hasn’t happened in the past it needs to be the way of the future in order for there to be true change.

Let’s be conscious choice makers and vote. After the vote collectively let’s ensure that the people we put in power work for all of us not some of us, no matter their political affiliation.

Stay involved in your life and enjoy your month! Catherine 

Beginning May 6th I will be hosting an internet radio show on Voice America called “You, the Universe, the Holistic Mind”. 
Every Monday you can catch the show live at 11 am pacific time or later download the link posted on my website in the Listening Room or at
I hope you join me and the fascinating featured guests! Each week I will send out a short email and post on social media the featured topic and guest.

New Moon in Aries April 5, 2019

Living In Sync With The Monthly Solar/Lunar Cycles

Once a year the new moon (for the period of a month) will highlight a particular area of your life. When I refer to a month I’m referencing the lunar not calendar month.

Working consciously with the new moon helps you to be in harmony with nature and your own unique timing and flow.

DID YOU KNOW at the time of a new moon the sun and moon are conjunct meaning they are at the same degree in a particular sign. This is why new moon periods are considered ideal times for starting a project – imagine dynamic and magnetic energy fusing together.


The New Moon is on April 5, 2019, at 15°of Aries (2:50 am MDT) the Full Moon is on April 19, 2019, at 29° of Libra (5:12 am MDT).


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  • The new moon is a good time to set intentions, look for resources and take actions that support growth in the area of your life the new moon falls in.
  • Continue to focus and build energy around your projects until the full moon after that re-evaluate and look at where you are with whatever you seeded at the new moon. You should have greater clarity at this point as to what is working or what isn’t. Look at what changes you need to make – after the full moon, the energy begins to wane becoming more reflective.

How to work with the cycles:

If you don’t know your ascendant read the description based on your Sun sign (month you were born) please see Sun Sign dates at end of the article.

If you know your ascendant/rising sign read the description for the house the new moon falls in according to your ascendant. (to determine ascendant you need to know the time of day you were born).

Please remember this is not a complete picture of all the cycles taking place in your life. Have Fun!!!!!   Interested in  studying astrology or booking an astrological or hypnotherapy session call or email Catherine at 780 447-3667

Following is a list of where the April 5th  new moon falls and a few ideas on how to work with it.

Aries Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #1 

Taurus Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #12

Gemini Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #11     

Cancer Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #10

Leo Sun/ Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #9

Virgo Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #8 

Libra Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #7

Scorpio Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #6

Sagittarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for#5 

Capricorn Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #4

Aquarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #3  

Pisces Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #2    

Read the following list for some of the basic house associations (areas of life). Once a year the sun and moon come together and activate a particular area of your chart. When the new moon falls in one of these areas it is a natural time to focus your attention on this part of your life and make minor, or if there are other cycles to support it, major changes.

#1 Keywords: outer mask, personality, disposition, appearance, physical body, health, beginnings.

Suggestions: During this month you will experience your birthday (sun sign’s) which is your natural new year. Happy Solar Return! Take time to question whether your appearance, physical health and the mask you wear in the world is congruent with how you internally see yourself. The new moon is a good time to start making changes that allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

#2 Keywords: values, self-value and worth, possessions, financial affairs, earning ability, debts, talents/gifts.

Suggestions: During the new moon cycle look at how you are managing your material resources. What changes can you make that will help you feel nourished and secure? What talent do you possess that if developed will bring you satisfaction and possible material gain? What do you consider valuable – what does this reflect back about self-worth and values?

#3 Keywords: all forms of communication (talking, listening, and writing) and communication tools, learning and taking in new ideas, perception, neighborhood, siblings, means of transportation, short trips.

Suggestions: Now is the time to look at bringing in resources that further develop communication and encourage growth in your perception of you and your perception of the world. Take the time to quickly write down (don’t edit and over analyze) how you see the world and you may find that earlier childhood perceptions color it. On a mundane level this is a good time to have fun and buzz around town, Take a look at what you are reading, watching, listening to and what type of conversations you participate in – how do these activities make you feel?

#4 Keywords: physical home, parents, ancestral lineage, psychological roots, private life, real estate and property.

Suggestions: There is a focus on the family which can be as simple as spending more time with them or on a deeper level exploring what qualities and beliefs you inherited from them. It is a good time to look at making changes in your home or making a move. Question, whether your home reflects who you are now. If you walked through and observed it through the eyes of a stranger what would it say about you?

#5 Keywords: creativity, romance, love, children, pregnancy, what you do for fun, hobbies, sports, speculation.

Suggestions: Look at what brings you joy and makes you feel open-hearted. Do you find time to play? What outlet do you have for creative expression? This is a good time to focus on children – spending time with them or depending on your age procreation. If you’ve been involved with activities that make you feel passionate, alive and overflowing with love, share it – if you haven’t, find some.

#6 Keywords: work, health, healthcare routines, responsibility, service, pets, employees.

Suggestions: This is the time to look at how well you take care of yourself and what your energy level is like. Do you feel strong, radiant, and vibrant? If not consider making adjustments to self-care routines. Look at your attitude towards work and service. Do you love what you do and enjoy continuing to grow in either a job, volunteer position etc? When we feel competent in some area of our life we often end up sharing our gift with others which is entirely different than resentfully doing something for others.

#7 Keywords: partnerships both business and romantic, marriage, divorce, partnership agreements, what may be weak and undeveloped in ourselves that we explore through a partner (consciously or unconsciously), dealing with the public.

Suggestions: This is the time to start, renew, or leave a partnership. Whether in a relationship or not, for a deeper understanding of this area of your life consider the following. When you are in a relationship, what is your level of commitment? Do you tend to project on your partner undeveloped or disowned parts of yourself? Do you understand the difference between dependence, independence and interdependence?

#8 Keywords: regeneration, transformation, surgery/health, death, sex, and financial/physical/psychological support you receive from others, insurances, inheritances, research, investigation.

Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this house you have an opportunity to look beneath the surface and explore the following – Your beliefs regarding, death or any type of transformation –such as the ending of a job, relationship or entrenched values/patterns.

Your beliefs regarding sex, intimacy, and the understanding of sexual energy as a life force. Your beliefs regarding how much support you have in the world.

#9 Keywords: travel, education, religion, philosophy, ethics, natural laws, laws, visions, higher mind, foreigners, foreign dealings.

Suggestions: Whether for fun or to shake up your routine and limited beliefs there is an opportunity to explore and potentially expand your view of the world and personal ethics/philosophy through study, travel or just taking the time to experience different cultures.

#10 Keywords: profession, destiny, reputation (how the world sees you), status, fame, employer, government/authority, business activities.

Suggestions: Look at what role you play in your community (it will change at different periods of your life) for example parent, business mogul, baker, volunteer, outcast, actor, and question if it is a good fit. It can be easy to get locked into roles and positions that don’t fulfill who we are and our life purpose (yes we all have a purpose).

#11 Keywords: friends and our attitudes to them, clubs and social groups we align ourselves with, organizations, humanitarian interests, future directions and goals, circumstances beyond our control.

Suggestions: What goals and directions do you envision for your future? It is easier to accomplish goals when aligned with friends and/or groups that support and have similar dreams/visions for the future. That could be a recovery group, business organization, political party or a cooking club. If you have a goal, chances are someone else has a similar or at least compatible one –seek them out.

#12 Keywords: transcendence, spiritual and psychic experiences, escapism, karma, liberation, confinement, hospitals, institutions, hidden strengths and weaknesses.

Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this area of one’s life it is time to retreat and let go of the world and our place in it. Now is the time to dream, meditate, create and/or be in nature. Withdraw but don’t escape in unhealthy ways.

SUN SIGN DATES: Aries: March 19/ 20 – April 19, Taurus: April 19 – May 20, Gemini: May 20 – June 20, Cancer: June 20- July 22, Leo: July 22 – August 22, Virgo: August 22 – September 22, Libra: September 22- October 22, Scorpio: October 22- November 21, Sagittarius: November 21- December 21, Capricorn: December 21 – January 20, Aquarius: January 20, – February 18/19 Pisces: February 18/ 19 – March 19/ 20.




Calendar 2019

Catherine’s Classes


Meditation, Mindfulness and Intuition  with Catherine Potter
Who are you and what choices do you make when you feel centered, clear and tapped into your intuition? Enroll in this 3-day workshop and find out.

May 31st- June 2nd.

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Are you curious about astrology? Do you want a tiny tidbit of information or immerse yourself in an in-depth program?

At Northern Star College we have something for everyone.

If you like the idea of self-paced, in the comfort of your home distance learning, the Astrological Foundation Course is available.

New! For those of you who prefer a classroom experience, The Embodied Astrological program will begin in January 2020.

In the new format, the program will be broken down into 8-week segments. Depending on your interest you will be able to take a little bit of astrology or continue on with more advanced teachings.

New! Are you at an intermediate level of astrology and want to deepen and expand your understanding? Whole Health Astrology starts in Fall 2019.

This course focuses on preventive health care and will work with the mental, emotional and physical challenges that arise with the various types of chart patterns.

Included in the course will be a) The study of the chakras and their relationship to astrology.  b) Astrology and Flower Essences.

For more information regarding  astrology courses, contact Catherine or Northern Star College 

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Northern Star College Courses



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