Yasmin Boland is read by millions of people each week via her astrology and New Age columns in publications including the Sunday Telegraph, Closer, Red, Cleo and Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand. She’s the author of several books, published in Australia, Canada, India, Portugal and the UK. Her next book Angel Astrology 101, co-authored with Doreen Virtue, will be published in February 2014.


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Archives for December 2013

Tuesday December 31 – Moon Meditation: “I intend to follow through… “

Tuesday December 31

Moon Meditation: “I intend to follow through… “

Moon into Capricorn: And today, on New Year’s Eve, we make our Intention Lists. I’m guessing that name is pretty self-explanatory. It’s time to decide what you intend to do in 2014. Grab a sheet of A4 and a marker pen and make your list with little asterisks. What are you going to manifest in your life in the coming year? Having a plan is very, very powerful. I would suggest you put this list somewhere you can see it every day. Tick things off as you manage them. Update it as new ideas come into play. You can’t underestimate the power of this exercise. Ever wondered about your destiny? Click here to find out.

Gratitude time

The Gratitude Tree

This is the last post for 2013 so I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has been reading these page throughout the year, and most especially those who have taken the time to write to me (you can contact me anytime via this site). I am very grateful for the support, which as you can imagine makes my job even more enjoyable than it already is!

Which brings me nicely around to the subject of gratitude, which is something we all need to reflect on as the year comes to a close. It’s very common to hear people saying “Oh I’ve had an AWFUL year, can’t wait for it to be over.” But if you don’t mind me saying, that’s not really helpful.

For one thing, it means you’re focusing on the negative and since “thoughts become things”, the last thing we should think about are things we don’t want more of!

For another, it suggests that the manmade construct of a “year” actually has any bearing on anything. It’s just a marker that we humans have devised to help us plan our lives. The turning of the year won’t make any difference to our lives unless we decide it’s going to!

So instead, focus on the good. Do it consciously. Actually make a Gratitude List. Readers of this column over the years will know this is something I recommend every year.

It’s fairly intuitive. Start by making a list of all the things you’ve decided you’re leaving behind in 2013. Write it down and rip it up or better yet, burn it.

Next make a list of all that you are grateful for from 2013. No detail is too small. Like attracts like so gratitude brings more good things. Then make a list of all that you want

And finally, harness the power of intention and make a list of your goals for 2014. Put the list somewhere you can see it and watch with amazement as your efforts to make your list “come true” actually work, as 2014 unfolds.

Monday December 30 – Moon Meditation: “I am grateful for… “

Monday December 30

Moon Meditation: “I am grateful for… “

Moon in Sagittarius: Today we make our gratitude lists. As ever, I would like to acknowledge meditation teacher Anthony Anderson who taught me to do this. It’s somehow very obvious, but I had never thought of it before and I have done it every year since he suggested it to me. I believe Anthony got the idea from someone else, so feel free to pass this idea on to someone else yourself! It’s easy. Make a list of all that you are grateful for in 2013. No matter how dark things got at times, there must have been some things you were grateful for. Write them down. Luxuriate in them. Enjoy them. Feel them. And then – thanking God/dess, the Universe, yourself – burn the list. On a spiritual quest? Our popular Soul Profile report could help light your way. Click here.

2014 free podcast!

The lovely peeps at Red magazine (one of the finest women’s mags in the world, in my humble opinion) asked me to record a couple of seasonal podcasts for them. So of course I said yes with pleasure.

And here is it – about the upcoming vibes for life and love in 2014 – click here!


Sunday December 29 – Moon Meditation: “I let go of… “

Sunday December 29
Moon Meditation: “I let go of… “

Moon into Sadge: Today is the day to make your ‘I Let Go Of’ list. This is a list of… all the things you want to let go of from 2013. Even if someone did the wrong thing by you, even if someone really hurt you, even if you had an experience that you want to forget, just write it down. Write it all down. Write the name of the person who was most involved, if there was someone, and write down the situation. It doesn’t have to be a big long essay. Just write it down. And then go through the list and send love to every single person on the list. Your forgiveness will end the karma between you so that you don’t have to re-experience the same battle in the next life! And then? Burn the paper. The day you were born, the stars aligned to make you unique. Find out what heavenly gifts were bestowed. Click here.

Anita & Angelina

The most LIKED article on my site in 2013. Republishing it removes the likes, but it originally had 1.4K… For me, that is a reflection of (a) how much people love Anita Moorjani and (b) how her message resonates with us all.

After reading about Angelina’s choice this week, I wondered what the amazing Anita Moorjani would have to say about it.

As you might know, Anita was instantly cured of cancer after a near-death experience. She went on to write about it in her New York Times best-seller Dying To Be Me.

This is what I wrote to her: I was thinking that if it’s Angelina’s reality that she will die from cancer because of what happened to her mother, then I guess that is what she will create. However if she truly believes she has evaded it with this operation, then I guess she has evaded it. Would you agree?

Anita very generously replied: Hiya Yasmin! :)

“Yes, I absolutely do agree with you – and I don’t have a problem with Angelina’s choice – because doing this will alleviate her fears of getting cancer, then she has basically created that reality. She has to do what she has to do, and I would never judge her for it. Personally, I can just leave it at that, but so many people are asking me my opinion on this matter, as though looking for guidance, or a cue as to my take on this whole subject of having a double mastectomy as a preventative. So my take is that it is absolutely not necessary to have a double mastectomy even if you have the gene. So my issue is not with Angelina per se, but with the way our society, and the entire medical system view cancer. Because Angelina is a public figure, her double mastectomy is now putting fear into everyone else’s minds and hearts, and causing them to go and be tested genetically, to see if they have inherited the cancer gene. And if they find that yes, there is a cancer gene (which, by the way, many people have, but never get cancer!), they will develop this fear, and feel the need to go and do the double mastectomy, or hysterectomy, or whatever in order to alleviate the fear. My point is, let’s move on from propagating the thinking that cancer is purely physical, and that detecting some gene, or doing earlier and earlier detection, or that cancer is some enemy that has to be found and caught at any cost. This thinking in itself is unhealthy, and is propagated by many well meaning people, with the intention of doing good.

If we, as a society, put as much focus and awareness and money into health awareness as we put into cancer awareness, and taught people how to FOCUS on health, instead of focusing on cancer, we would have a very different reality. If we taught people what it means to be mentally, spiritually and physically healthy, instead of putting our focus on cancer, we can create a very different environment, where health is supported and promoted by society as a whole, instead of a planet obsessed with finding disease everywhere we turn.

As a result, I don’t support any anti cancer movements, or drives, or campaigns. Never have and never will. But I am always happy to promote total health and wellbeing. :)

By the way, please feel free to share my views with anyone you wish.” :)

If you would like to read more background about Anita’s experience, click here.

Anita Moorjani’s account of her near-death experience is one of the most moving things I have ever read. From Amazon: “In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks . . . without a trace of cancer in her body!”

Saturday December 28 – Moon Meditation: “I am expressing myself… “

Saturday December 28

Moon Meditation: “I am expressing myself… “

Moon in Scorpio: The Moon is in deep and mysterious Scorpio, not the most forthcoming of signs. And yet, the Sun and Mercury are headed for a meeting together which puts the emphasis firmly on communications. And, in fact, this combo is very good for digging deep for the truth you need to express. It’s a good time to start to think about the Intention and Gratitude lists I’ll be guiding you to make in a few days’ time – as I do every year on my site. What are your intentions for the coming year and what are you really grateful for. No need to write anything down yet, but do start have a think about it. Want to see your future? Try our Predictor report. Click here.

The invitation…

Inspirational reading for the holidays…

The Invitation by Oriah

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.
It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.
I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming

Friday December 27 – Moon Meditation: “I am on purpose… “

Friday December 27

Moon Meditation: “I am on purpose… “

Moon into Scorpio: As the Sun moves to connect with the karmic lunar nodes, there is a sense that we can get back on course. That is, if we are not already on course, of course! There is a sense that if we push out of our comfort zones now, there is a good time to be had as well. It’s also a very good time to shift towards a new reality if that’s what you want for yourself. The New Year is a manmade marker and yet, it still works very well as a delineation point. So, decide now what you will be leaving behind in 2013. Ever wondered about your destiny? Click here to find out.

Click here for a podcast/look at the year ahead.

Thursday December 26 – Moon Meditation: “I value my relationships… “

Thursday December 26

Moon Meditation: “I value my relationships… “

Moon in Libra: Hopefully Christmas was good for you. If you and your family had an upset (as so often happens at Christmas when everyone is meant to be playing Happy Families!!) there is some good news; the Libra Moon today can help you to see the beauty in each other. Ask the Archangel Jophiel to help you to think of your friend or family member’s good points so that you can bring peace between you! Sometimes it is just a matter of deciding to look for someone’s good that’s needed to totally change our attitude towards them. As the famous J.M. Barrie expression goes: “Always be a bit kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” The advice every couple should get, not just on falling in love – but staying IN love. Click here!

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