THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER
CHAT FROM VcToria
And the shortest month of the year is almost over 😊 BUT!! I have BIG news. I am creating a magic/mystery type online school. Let me tell you about it. In the early seventies, my parents opened up The Hermetic Order of Campo Santo. Here they taught students to channel, open up their minds to energy and so much more. My Dad, back then, almost 50 years ago created a Neophyte and Novice Magic class. He also created a most in-depth Learn To Read Tarot Cards in 1974. I am now about to take all of the work and copy and create classes. Plus, if the interest is high add my own in Numerology and such.
I have bought the domain camposanto.ca. I have added a page in the drop-down box under Meet VcToria on my website that is ‘live’ Link> The Hermetic Order of Campo Santo
I am in the middle of building The Hermetic Orde of Campo Santo on another website. Then I will transfer the domain that right now points to my website with the link above. I ran a ‘question’ as to whether this would of interest to anyone under my private group page on FB and the come back was positive so I am moving ahead with it.
WHY?? My first and foremost reason is what has just happened in 2020 and continues into 2021. ALL of my main income that comes from shows/festivals and other outdoor events was swiped out from under my feet. After a decade of ENJOYING and building this area you realize you can have your income wiped out in a New York second. [Yup, not a minute but a second] Luckily, I had worked very hard at re-publishing all of my late Father’s books and these sold incredibly well. I have not suffered financially, but I would have quite a bit more if the festivals had not been yanked over some 98% recuperation illness that seemed to go around much as the flu does yearly. The panic was off the charts as I watched people believe this hype.
I stood back, refused to wear a mask, took my business elsewhere if the business's rules required this, and continued with clients at home. ALL of my clients found this ridiculous and were pleased to be able to breathe in my home without a mask.
NEXT!! Here is what I truly believe about life. There are signs everywhere for you to abide and live by that will take you further in life. Further to the point of contentment and joy. The action to take for creating this school was shown to me this month 😊 HOW?? I decided to clean one room from head to toe in my home each week or so, and make sure I was not hoarding anything that no longer was needed. Now normally I would start in the basement in my office as over the past year or so the paperwork has added up 😊 But no, I chose my upper area and started in my altar/meditation/ magic room. Upon opening the middle drawers of a cabinet, I do not use, there sitting altogether was the full box of the school notes.
NOW!! As many know I follow my Personal Year in Numerology to a tee. I am in the Creative Three year. I had always said that I would think up the creativity of this year once it arrived. The Universe now pointed me in the right direction.
As the year progresses, I will type in all the sessions, there are 16 just for the Learn to Read Tarot so that will be weekly lessons. For the Magic sessions, there are 16 for the neophyte and 16 for the novice.
Funnily enough, that adds to a 7 the spiritual number BUT it is also mine and my late Father’s Life Path in numerology. We are both 16/7 a karmic number, PLUS if you look at my FB posts on the daily astrology predictions, I always post them at 5.11 pm MST as it adds to a 7 and that was my intention!! Sometimes I feel that I am being guided into continuing my late Father’s works of art.
That is why I am doing this now. A combination of the right time, the right signs, and never will I allow areas of work to be swept from under me again. PLUS!! If it continues, I will walk away from shows. I had planned to retire from them in my Personal Year Nine when I turned 74. But if it is to be now so be it 😊 We shall see. One thing I have NEVER had is any fear of making changes in my life.
When will this be activated? By January 2022 it should be ready to be uploaded with how I am structuring it. I have a TON of pics that my father drew or somehow added to his pages as diagrams. I have to speak to my printer in regards to this and figure out the best way. However, I will do the typing now and upload diagrams later 😊 I will keep the updating in the newsletter. You can also check the link that I added above if you like. I plan to update there as well. Look under Tarot Cards on my website as I copied the writing style of what you can expect 😊
Now how was your February? Mine flew by. Grandson came over for pizza and a visit early in the month. Then I drove out to Tofield where my accountant lives and handed over my business papers for tax purposes plus some personal papers. She has now done my business taxes and estimated my personal. A little high on the business side as you can defer loans but if they are not paid back you have to pay the tax on them LOL. This year I am stuck paying the tax that I saved in previous years.
Then I had Telus who is my server for the alarm system, TV, internet, and cell phone. My TV had been acting up for quite a while and I had already had two techs come in PLUS had to call and have resets done at least five times. I was fed up and finally, they sent me a GREAT tech who listened to me. “Change the main box,” I told him. He was already planning to do that and so far, all has worked well. I had to have my movie area reset and I still have to call about that as I just noticed they added a new contract to it and I did not get any deductions. I had called ‘loyalty’ and complained about the last 3 months and they gave me 8 free movies and $150 off my bill. Now I will call again to get more 😊
Reads were fine. My clients are mostly repeating ones who had seen me at the festivals and since there were none last year have chosen to come for the full packages. I cannot complain about the amount of work I am doing. I am fine. I still offer in-person, phone, skype. Also, house parties if you want the cheaper version of my reads. Please see House Parties on my website under Prices of Reads if you wish.
Next, the restaurants opened and I did not care if it was 30 below and windy 😊 I headed out with my pal Jackie and we took in the best vegan restaurant in town, Padmandi’s. I do not know if it was the weather or this fake fear people are choosing to live with but it was slow. There was only one other table at 7.30 pm when we arrived and apparently it was like this all day. People, get out and support the vegan restaurants, please. Many have already closed and I do not blame them. But please allow some to stay.
Then it truly picked up reading-wise and in-between that Jackie came over for dinner and I prepared a lovely Indian feast for us. We noted we had never gone out together for Indian food so March will bring us out to someplace that offers this. To be talked about next month 😊
A wee bit slow on the market to trade this month but never the less it was OK 😊 Most people know I trade daily as I enjoy numbers. This is my hobby NOT something I consider my job. I have a passion for numbers and a passion for what I do. I never do what I do not want to do 😊
And so today the 26th I have completed the newsletter with Chat and will now upload it, schedule it and it will send itself out at the appropriate time. I LOVE tech and all you can do with it.
Have a WONDERFUL March as the weather no doubt will slowly get warmer. Start your veggies indoors and even if you only have a patio you can still grow a lot of healthy food that the body loves. Talking about that I only lost 2 more pounds this month. I have to say though laziness hits for working out. I only worked out about 10 days of the month. If you are young, know that the body does many things slower than you may think it will, later on in life LOL. If you gain 5 pounds lose it right away. Do not add to it as it will stay LOL.
I am not fat, no one has ever told me this, but I have always been slender. So, having an extra 20 pounds on my body is not what I want. Meditation also slows the hyper part of the emotions and I no longer feel that I have to be busy all the time or doing something. That in itself is part of the lack of losing LOL. But if I stay with 2 pounds a month then by December, I should have it off. The body loses quickly when one is overweight that is why they say the last 10-20 is hard to lose. I will plod along and be happy with whatever leaves LOL. 😊
Positive Thoughts to You All and remember daily meditation and a passion for what you fill the energy of life with creates the journey. Ask in meditation for this to be activated and when it is do not be afraid to step through the door of offerings. 😊 Fear is your greatest downfall.
MY OPINION THIS MONTH
A change of subject this month 😊 I wish to talk about selfish people who adopted pets of any kind and are now returning them. Why? You were lonely? Your kids were annoying you while they stayed home so you got them a puppy? What other reason did you have?
Now, this poor loving creature thought ‘I am so happy, I have food, a place to sleep people who pet me, walk me, love me’ and suddenly they are back in a prison cage, sad, depressed, and wondering what did I do’. Poor pet, did nothing but love you and you could not change your life enough to see that your choice in life when you were lonely, the kids need something else other than you, that maybe just maybe this was a lifelong commitment?
I am appalled at the number of people who are now returning to their jobs, school, etc., and have returned these pets to the rescues they came from. Shame on you and may your conscience think about the sadness you have inflicted on these animals.
May karma come back to you in the form of which you chose with this action.
For those of you who adopted and have now taken the time to create enough change in your life to give the pet a lifelong commitment, many rescues are thanking you. May positive energy flow to you.
A pet is a HUGE commitment. Take it from me. I never intended to have pets. I have an ‘I like to do things in the spur of the moment’ type of personality.
BUT back in 1993, I was living with a man who loved animals so I foolishly bought him a Siamese kitten whom we named Kali. We let Kali outside and she loved the outdoors. Later when we broke up, he moved to a room and I kept the rented house. Based on the fact that Kali LOVED the outdoors guess who had the responsibility of keeping her? Yup, you guessed it, me. By now we had a second one named Chocolate. I kept them both and loved them.
BUT!! Not to bore you at all Chocolate died of a heart condition at a very young age, Kali went into depression and I went and got her Lucas. And so it went. By the time I knew I was going to drive across Canada to relocate to Edmonton, Alberta I had 3 cats. YES, they were put in my rented van with me and we all drove for 10 days across Canada and settled in here.
I have given up vacations and a lot of other things to keep my pets happy. I bought an acreage so that they would be safe. No, I was NOT rich, just the Universe looking after me and myself knowing to look for a mortgage holder at the time.
When Solomon became diabetic, I brought him with me on the weekends that I had to go out of town to do the shows. I paid for the extra day at the hotel so he was comfortable.
I was with them all at the end of their days. I cremated and kept their ashes. I have one left. Her name is China. She is 17 years of age. I will not travel till she passes on. Now since we have been together for over 15 months as all my shows have been canceled, she will travel with me when and if they start up again. I will pay for that extra day at the hotel.
If I can do it all by myself so can you. If you cannot then DO NOT get a pet. Buy an online video game or some other item that does not have feelings.
I thank all of you who are keeping the adoptions you chose to get under the long days of lockdown that the public chose to abide by and I send love and energy to those pets who were returned and now sit in prison cages too old to be adopted.
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT.
Positive Thoughts to You All Always, VcToria.
THIS IS MY OPINION AND YOU CAN CHOOSE TO AGREE OR DISAGREE
China: Not very expensive, but back to spending some money. China is so easy to take care of. She sleeps a lot as most 17-year-old cats do. This in itself allows me to get used to the alone time. I do not plan to get any more pets after she passes. I do hope I do not cave on this decision 😊
I want to travel and do some stuff on my own time and not feel that I have to rush home. I have had pets since 1993 and have dedicated my life and time to them, so now it is my turn 😊 If traveling does not turn out to be what I enjoy then I may reconsider. MAY is the operative word here.
Cat Costs: Cat litter came to $37.78. Treats came to $25.55. Raw meat came to $39.82 and lastly, tinned food came to $62.86.
The Total monthly cost was $166.01
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MARCH 2021 ASTROLOGY PLANETARY INFORMATION
THE YEAR OF THE OX 2021
2021 in the Oriental astrology is now in the year of the metal ox. Celebrated on February 12, 2021.
In Oriental astrology, we have five elements as opposed to the four elements that are common in western astrology.
The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. See the picture on your left.
The concepts of Ying and Yang are basic to the Chinese belief system.
Yang is an active, masculine, positive, light, and energetic force. Yen, on the other hand, is the total opposite, being passive, feminine, negative, dark, and heavy. This doesn’t mean that you should think of Yang as being good and Yin as being bad, however. Think of them as day and night, summer and winter, or male and female. They are opposite and complementary, and neither could exist without the other.
The element of wood
Wood type people are the intellectuals, the element of philosophers, teachers, students, lawyers, and doctors. Education is very important to this type, and many people gravitate towards careers in computing, electronics, science, and communications. Many are also very interested in philosophical subjects, religion, and spirituality.
Wood gives you a powerful value system and high standards and ensures you will be ethical and influential.
The element of fire
The element of fire was traditionally ascribed to the warrior class of ancient Chinese society, Although these fiery types were also entertainers, acrobats, athletes, and those who took part in public events such as parades. Today we would see this element more so in the armed forces, fire service, or within the police force.
People of this element often make a particular cause their own and stand up for what they believe in.
This character is a stronger type of person with more aggression and energy. It will make you more assertive, adventurous, and passionate. However, you must be aware of recklessness and impatience.
The element of earth
In ancient China, these people born under the element of earth were traditionally builders. farmers and keepers of water buffalo. In this age and time, the categorization tends to be very similar. You find these types of people within the construction, manufacturing, farming, and food production in general. The element bestows stability, shrewdness in business, and a very generous nature.
The basic nature tends to be placid and slow to anger, but unforgiving of a hurt.
The element of metal
Being born in a metal year will make you determined, unyielding of purpose, and somewhat hard. Once you have decided on a course of action you will stick to it come what may even when it becomes obvious that you should have let go a long time ago. You will be more independent than other elemental types and will be unwilling to rely on others. Learn to be a little bit more open to others and not too self-contained.
The element of water
The Chinese element of water is strongly connected to matters of finance and commerce traditionally, Those born in a water year tend to be tax collectors, merchants, landlords, bankers, accountants, and those who looked after warehouses. Today you find this element in much the same occupations.
The water element tends to soften a character making someone more tolerant. The flowing ease of their character is often envied, but their feelings are sensitive and water people are easily hurt.
If you were born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 you are considered an ox in Chinese astrology.
Lovers: you would find happiness with those born in the years of the Snake, the Rooster, and the Rat.
Friends: other Ox people, Dragons, Hares, Monkeys, and Pigs will be good friends.
Enemies: The fierce Tiger and the Horse are not people that should be part of your life. The Ox hates the extravagance of the Sheep and the pessimism of the Dog.
Western Zodiac Equivalent is Capricorn ruled by Saturn known as the great regulator.
Lucky Gem: White onyx.
Symbolism: The Ox represents prosperity through continuing effort.
Characteristics of the ox personality.
These people are open-minded, practical people who take life in stride and are seldom ruffled by the unexpected.
Oxen like an orderly existence, free of stress and lots of passion. They are home-loving and usually very devoted to their families.
They are also materialistic loving luxury good food and music, art, and comfortable furniture.
They are faithful lovers and rarely stray.
If there is any downside to the oxen, they may allow their materialistic side to overwhelm their lives and become a little like Scrooge. They do not like change.
The wood Ox 1985
The Wood ox is sociable considerate and open-minded. They prefer working alone and often achieve wealth and celebrity.
The fire Ox 1937, 1997.
These types of oxen are often drawn to show business or the media. Like all oxen, the fire type is hard-working and materialistic. In extreme cases, they may be overly fond of power and develop a feeling of superiority. The fire ox person also has a very strong libido.
The earth Ox 1949, 2009.
The earth oxen are very sincere people. They are also hard-working, sensible, practical, truthfully, and intensely loyal. Earth oxen can put up with a lot of difficulties and persevere through them all and eventually come out on top. Interestingly enough their first marriage which is usually an early one causes depression. Traditionally it is thought that an earth Ox person‘s second marriage will be more successful.
The metal ox 1961, 2021
This ox is extremely strong-willed, tough, and determined. Their early life will have more than its fair share of upheavals. Based upon how that is handled their character is either gentle and philosophical or expressed as hardened cynicism, arrogance, possessiveness, and a lack of affection. Their early childhood needs to be one of ease.
The water ox 1973.
This character is extremely realistic and will make the best of things even in the worst of circumstances.
Patient, calm and unflappable this is a team player who works well with others.
The only negative to the character is a tendency to be either jealous or suspicious when in love. Not as materialistic as the rest of the elements.
If this interests you further please feel free to Google more. I am also switching this column to Chinese Power Animals as of next month. I will cover all the years and signs to start. 😊
Next Month: New subject in Astrology: Chinese Power Animals.
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VcToria's AWESOME Vegan Kitchen
In case you are new to my Newsletter, I just wish to say this "The first thing you eat in the morning feeds the brain". Remember this as you will find a HUGE difference if you start the day with green juice. I have done this for decades along with 3-4 teaspoons of hemp seed. I am never sick. Into a Vitamix: 2 green chopped apples, 4-5 stalks of celery, 1 cucumber, 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, 6-8 cups water. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until all veggies are juiced. ENJOY. PS: Keep the skins, seeds and everything EXCEPT the lemon skins on the veggies and place in Vitamix.
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High protein, vegan, and gluten-free
1 cup red lentils
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Soak the lentils in water for 4-12 hours. When the time is up, drain and rinse them. Alternatively, use the quick soak method by soaking the lentils in boiling water for 20 minutes. I rinse them thoroughly BEFORE I soak and also after. Without rinsing them till the white foam almost disappears they taste funny.
In the blender, combine together the drained lentils together with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. The batter will resemble the batter of crepes.
Once the pan is heated, turn the heat to a medium-low. Then, place ¼ cup of batter in and swirl the pan immediately to spread the batter.
Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the surface is dry. Gently flip it over using a flexible spatula. Cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
Place it on a cooling rack to cool. Repeat for the remaining batter.
Freeze the ones you do not eat. I make a whole bunch and then have a quick lunch all prepared. Add to them any white beans you have prepared, fresh spinach, sliced tomatoes, vegan mayonnaise, and any other foods you wish to add. Rollover once and ENJOY! These are so yummy and take under 5 minutes to make.
Next Month: Cheese sauce for cauliflower and broccoli.
"NEW" MONTHLY BOOK REVIEW
The Miracle Of New Avatar Power by Geof Gray-Cobb republished by VcToria Gray-Cobb
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MARCH 2021 REVIEW
Well, I will continue with my book reviews as once again no one took me up on my offer. I guess either I have no authors reading my column OR their books are selling well and they have no need for a review 😊
This month I am covering the second republished book that I chose. In case you missed last month's newsletter, I covered the first book with an explanation as to why I picked that one 😊 After it sold exceptionally well, I knew that the rest should be republished and I plowed ahead, and lo and behold I have had no regrets.
This book was my late Fathers' best-selling book. Back in 1974 when Parker Publishing first published this book it sold over 100,00 copies. That was immensely satisfying for my father. Since then, Parker went belly up, and around 2005 my Mother bought the rights back to all of his books.
Not to confuse anyone as he did write his last book just before he died and that one was published by another publishing house. I do not have the rights to his last book but I do have the rights to the royalties. You can tell he was a bit senile as he was given a contract for this last book with 2 cents royalties. YUP, TWO CENTS per book is what he was given. This is why I tell authors to SELF PUBLISH.
Having done this now on all 7 of my books I would not do it any other way. You have complete control, own the rights, and set your own prices. DO NOT use these places that offer to edit, produce, etc. and you still own the rights. Why? They will charge you an arm and a leg for something that you can do yourself, or have the website walk you through PLUS the most annoying thing about these self-publishing offers from these companies is that they add their own name to your book even though it is yours LOL. Do not be suckered into paying thousands of dollars and then finding that you could have done all of this yourself. How do I know this? In my very first book, I used one of these companies. NEVER again 😊
I self-published the next 6 books all within one year along with help from a buddy who is slightly more tech-savvy in uploading the books to Ingram Sparks, who gets all your work up on Amazon etc. etc. Also allows you to fill your orders when you get an order from your website etc. etc. They send you your royalties from Amazon and it works TREMENDOUSLY well.
Now onto the book. In this book, my late Father lays out the instructions for first getting your intuition on par and has little tests to enhance this. Once you have established the ‘oh I see how my vibration in life is connecting’ he moves you forward into incantations, invocations, spells, and chants. Chants are like mantras, a way to allow the subconscious to shift.
What you think you can bring to life so to speak. You can channel your beliefs to allow you to create the actions. This book is extremely powerful, well-written, well worded, and simple to follow. If you are looking for an easy place to start this would be a wonderful book for you.
For the reviews on it, you can go to Amazon and read them. They date back to the original first book.
Please keep in mind that this is a republished one. His original books sell for up to $800 [ yup eight hundred dollars] These are the same books without the added ‘letters’ that he proudly added to his early books. I have also updated a few words, examples and added a spell of my own in the back to channel him in under the Pisces moon when I do my ‘group home meditations’.
The book is available with Amazon as a book or e-book BUT if you wish to have it autographed by my late Father PLUS have your own special channeled message and my autograph added to a personal page then you must order directly from my website on the webs store.
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Clearings: Do you need your home or office cleared of bothersome energies? VcToria offers clearings of all homes and offices in Edmonton. If you wish to have a home or office clearing and she is passing through your town she will stop to accommodate you. VcToria uses her Fathers' voice and direction to start the clearings. She then uses her own energy, crystals, and smudging to clear and heal your home. You will also have a personal clearing. For more information or to book an appointment please call her. 780-481-7238.You may also purchase the protective/energy clearance CD that VcToria has always used, on the website store. Psychic Energy Remover. Note this is VcToria’s late Fathers original work.
Personal Clearings: VcToria will open up your chakras by activating her Reiki knowledge then ask your guides to be present. She will then smudge and clear you, speaking very clearly about removing energy as she cleanses. You will leave with your chakras balanced and your aura energy vibrating. As a physical body needs a bath or shower so the outer energy needs clearing every so often. Duration of the Personal Cleanse is 10-15 minutes. Only available in conjunction with a reading.