Stars Above, Stars Below

starry nightIs astrology your guilty pleasure? Looking at your horoscope in the paper or online doesn’t really give you a picture of YOU. For that you need an astrologer. I’m pleased to present guest blogger, Sharon Leah, writer, artist and astrologer.

Humans have been staring into space and following the movement of planets and stars for eons.  

Isaac Newton said: That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing. And he was echoing a philosophy that had existed since at least the 3rd Century. What he and many others were saying is that when planets, including the Sun and Moon, move through the signs and degrees of the zodiac belt, applying to and separating from relationships with other, those activities are mirrored in the events and actions we take here on earth. Do you think that’s weird? I agree. But nonetheless, it works.  

After working with astrology for 16 years, I know it is a powerful indicator of what is likely to happen. I know that what often does happen is predicable, because people’s behaviors are predictable. I know that each of our lives holds promises for what CAN BE. And I know, without doubt, that each of us is the director of our own life—but we don’t always see it that way.  

Almost two years ago, I had the very good fortune to attend an Astrology conference in Chandler, Arizona. The topic of that conference was Traditional Astrology. It was there that my study of astrology took a sharp turn, and I’ve never looked back.   

Each astrologer develops their own approach to astrology, consultations, and working with clients. I approach astrology from a traditional point of view, which means I practice being objective and leave the psychology for therapists to manage. I use objective analysis to interpret what I see in the chart, and then I tell you how and where these occurrences can show up in day-to-day life. I don’t try to interpret what’s in your mind.  

A consultation is a conversation. You talk and I’ll talk. And I’ll ask questions, because I’m not a psychic or a mind-reader. You know how your life works, and you are the best authority. You can ask questions, too. My goal for each consultation is that you’ll have information you can use to make choices and decisions about what you want to do in your life.

Call Sharon Leah 651-454-4635 or email her

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An idea whose time has come: The Home-based business

by guest blogger Liz Loney , Director, Minneapolis Lakes Professionals

Victor Hugo is quoted as saying, “You can resist an invading army, you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.”  The home-based business entrepreneur is just such an idea and all indications are that this idea is here to stay. 

 Minneapolis Lakes Professionals,, is an organization which seeks to sustain, support and give voice to this growing demographic of entrepreneurs.  The organization also spotlights the neighborhood economic benefits to “shop local” home-based, just as much as community store-front businesses. 

 About a year and a half ago, The SouthWest Journal, ran an article that brought to light just how large and prosperous this demographic really is.  An analysis, done by two board members of the Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association, found that there were “approximately 203 home-businesses in their service area doing an estimated 36.5 million in annual sales.  By comparison, the same analysis determined there were approximately 137 store-front businesses in the area accounting for $53.3 million in annual sales.”  SW Journal, June 11-24, 2011. 

 I read this article with much interest.  As a Certified Life Coach wanting to improve the marketing of my home-based business, I decided to start up an organization that supported just this demographic.   Minneapolis Lakes Professionals is that organization and it supports members through cooperative marketing, networking and referrals. 

 The organization will present the Expo for Home-Based Businesses on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10am – 6pm. There will be free ½ hour workshops throughout the day, two 1 hr. workshops by keynote speakers, one of whom is Mickey Mikeworth. Mickey works with businesses and nonprofits on projects that promote positive change in the community. Consulting, partnerships, and strategic planning are her specialties. She is the founder of several small companies such as Rich Chicks.  Mickey will speak on “How to be your own Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  The second keynote is Sheryl Hill, “The Power of Social Media” Founder of ClearCause Foundation – a Guidestar Preferred Partner, award winning author and valued member of World Speakers Association. There will also be organic dishes prepared by local chefs, desert and beverages sold, as well as a raffle.

 If you are interested in exhibiting your home-based business, just go to the web site, and fill out an application at the bottom of the Events page.   

Minneapolis Lakes Professionals meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month, noon – 1pm, at The United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4200 Upton Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN  55410.  Feel free to attend a meeting and experience the energy and progressiveness of this growing organization.  Contact, Liz Loney, Director, at 612-922-9150 or to join or for more information.