Living Now - - Ad­ver­tiser News & Re­views - By Stella Woods

Be­ing the best in the in­dus­try, lead­ing sub­ject mat­ter ex­pert and known as “the place that can help when no one else can“the Well­be­ing Prac­tice is for you.

Renowned be­havioural ex­pert and orig­i­nal shaman, Hally Rhi­an­non-nammu, is ex­cited to re­lease the new in­no­va­tions at the Well­be­ing Prac­tice.

The Well­be­ing Prac­tice is the first ever to of­fer com­pre­hen­sive well­be­ing for the mind, body and spirit, which now in­cludes your pets.

Known for com­bin­ing tra­di­tional meth­ods with meta­phys­i­cal prinici­ples pro­duc­ing in­cred­i­ble re­sults, the well­be­ing lim­its have been raised.

With the new prod­uct range, that is per­son­ally and en­er­get­i­cally aligned to you, be­ing the ic­ing to your well­be­ing.

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A Happy New Year to all Liv­ing­now read­ers – may your year be filled with joy, hap­pi­ness, ad­ven­ture, love and learn­ing! As usual at this time of year, I try to put to­gether a few pre­dic­tions on how things might turn out for those of us on planet Earth…here’s one of my favourites from last year: “Tony Ab­bott is a Scor­pio and I be­lieve it un­likely that he will be re-elected with Saturn in Sagit­tar­ius. His un­sellable bud­get, in­tran­si­gence on global warm­ing and string of bro­ken prom­ises are all anath­ema to Sagit­tar­ian en­ergy which cham­pi­ons truth, equal­ity, free­dom and an in­ter­na­tional ap­proach.”

On a more tragic note I wrote: “Fun­da­men­tal­ist re­li­gious be­liefs and re­li­gious fa­nati­cism tend to rear their head with Saturn in Sagit­tar­ius. Peo­ple are pre­pared to die for a cause noble or oth­er­wise.” With the Char­lie Hebdo shoot­ings; the Syd­ney café siege; the re­cent ter­ror­ist at­tacks in Beirut and Paris, not to men­tion the on­go­ing daily blood­bath in the Mid­dle East, this has un­for­tu­nately proved to be the case.

So what can we ex­pect this year? First, none of the outer plan­ets that gov­ern col­lec­tive trends (Pluto, Nep­tune, Uranus, Ch­i­ron, Saturn and Jupiter) are in fixed zo­diac signs, mean­ing the over­all vibe is about new ideas, in­no­va­tive projects, flex­i­bil­ity, co­op­er­a­tion and change. Sec­ondly there is a strong prac­ti­cal fo­cus with Jupiter and Pluto in earth signs ( Virgo and Capri­corn) and an on­go­ing de­sire for revo­lu­tion and change with Uranus and Saturn in fire signs Aries and Sagit­tar­ius. 2016 is a year for de­ci­sive and coura­geous ac­tion. Pluto, the out­er­most planet in our so­lar sys­tem, sym­bol­ises death and re­birth, and his en­try into con­ser­va­tive Capri­corn in 2008 her­alded the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis, whose ef­fects are still ev­i­dent. Pluto’s role in Capri­corn has been to de­stroy and break down old mod­els of power and au­thor­ity (banks, min­ing com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ments, cor­po­ra­tions) and re­place them with dif­fer­ent and bet­ter ones. Any­one who has stud­ied his­tory will know this is an on­go­ing process (re­mem­ber the feu­dal sys­tem…the slave trade...the Ro­man Em­pire?) but change is not al­ways wel­come! Pluto is now ex­actly half way on his jour­ney through Capri­corn, mean­ing we still have an­other eight years to throw out old at­ti­tudes, sys­tems and tra­di­tions… which brings us to shift­ing at­ti­tudes on the en­vi­ron­ment. show of pub­lic sup­port in­flu­enced the rad­i­cal de­ci­sions made just days later at the United Na­tions cli­mate change con­fer­ence in Paris where, af­ter 20 years of tense ne­go­ti­a­tions, world lead­ers fi­nally agreed to aim for a 1.5 de­gree limit in global warm­ing. In an­other re­mark­able turn­around, Bri­tain, birth­place of the In­dus­trial Revo­lu­tion, has called for the clos­ing of all coal-fired power plants by 2025.

the places and ac­tiv­i­ties they’ve seen on their com­puter screen. An­other ma­jor ef­fect of Nep­tune in Pisces has been the rise in pop­u­lar­ity of pil­grim­ages, re­treats, ashrams and spir­i­tual, en­er­getic and al­ter­na­tive meth­ods of heal­ing. With Nep­tune in Pisces un­til 2026, we can ex­pect much more of the same.

Both Nep­tune and Pisces em­body the ideal of per­fec­tion. We see the shadow side of this with the rise of fat sham­ing, ob­ses­sion with celebrity cul­ture, the van­ity of the selfie and the rise in eat­ing dis­or­ders, gam­ing and drug ad­dic­tion. It’s fine to aim for Nep­tu­nian per­fec­tion, but we live in a Satur­nian ma­te­rial world where peo­ple grow older, bel­lies sag, re­la­tion­ships and dreams fail, bills need to be paid, toi­lets need to be cleaned and it’s im­pos­si­ble to be eter­nally beau­ti­ful, youth­ful, rich and adored. No won­der de­pres­sion, men­tal ill­ness and es­capism are on the rise! The stark re­al­i­sa­tion of the dif­fer­ence be­tween fan­tasy and re­al­ity is high­lighted this year with the wan­ing square be­tween Saturn and Nep­tune, dis­cussed in a pre­vi­ous Stargazer col­umn.

A beau­ti­ful ex­am­ple of the bal­ance be­tween Saturn (real world) and Nep­tune (fan­tasy or dream world) is the 2016 Pirelli cal­en­dar shot by pho­tog­ra­pher An­nie Lei­bovitz. In­stead of snap­ping su­per­mod­els in skimpy lin­gerie, Lei­bovitz has taken pho­tos of “real women of out­stand­ing pro­fes­sional, so­cial, cul­tural, sport­ing and artis­tic ac­com­plish­ment”. The cal­en­dar in­cludes pho­tos of Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, Amy Schumer and Ser­ena Wil­liams, women who’ve worked hard to hone their tal­ents If 2016 is a year of change pow­ered by de­ci­sive ac­tion ask your­self: • What rad­i­cal changes can I make to be

more au­then­tic and ef­fec­tive? • What or who do I need to let go of? • What prac­ti­cal steps can I take to turn

my dreams into re­al­ity? • How can I co­op­er­ate and share

in­stead of com­pete and com­pare? • How can I make the world a bet­ter

place for my­self and oth­ers?

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