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Revised and updated edition of the classic astrology text on predicting and navigating life crises
• Provides charts for the transits of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron--now updated through 2050--to predict your personal growth cycles and timing of kundalini rising
• Shares tools to cope with the intensity of spiritual emergency and direct the kundalini energy released during planetary passages
• Includes a new preface by the author reflecting on 20 years of success stories since the book’s initial publication
• No astrological chart needed to use this book
In this updated edition of Liquid Light of Sex, renowned astrologer and spiritual teacher Barbara Hand Clow explores the connection between life crises in your 30s, 40s, and 50s and the key astrological passages of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron in your birth chart. She explains how kundalini energy--the “liquid light of sex” that lies at the base of the spine--is activated during these planetary transits, rising through the chakras and triggering the process of spiritual emergency, and in many cases, a cascade of health, emotional, and relationship problems as well as extreme anxiety. She shows that by understanding these astrological transits, you can be prepared for turbulent periods and successfully navigate them by creatively channeling the spiritual fire of kundalini.
Clow provides astrological charts--now updated through 2050 for those born between 1930 and 2000--detailing the cycles of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron, so you do not need your birth chart to use this book. She explains how to use the charts to predict the onset and completion of each kundalini activation and corresponding crisis. She shares tools for individuals and therapists to cope with the intensity of spiritual emergency and too much fire energy, unblock the chakras, and integrate the power of kundalini for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Reflecting on 20 years of success stories since the book’s initial publication, Clow presents a road map for using celestial cycles to navigate positively and productively in times of great life change.
About the Author
Barbara Hand Clow is an internationally acclaimed ceremonial teacher, author, and Mayan Calendar researcher. Her numerous books include The Pleiadian Agenda, Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, Awakening the Planetary Mind, Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini, and The Mayan Code. She has taught at sacred sites throughout the world and maintains an astrological web site, www.HandClow2012.com
"Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini is filled with fascinating ideas; it offers a treasure chest of tools for breaking up the energy blockages that keep us from our true nature as beings of light. All too often books on spiritual transformation perpetuate the myth that the biological and erotic energies of the body are somehow separate from the soul. Clow heals this rift and not only helps bring astrology into the field of energy medicine where it belongs but also restores eros to its rightful place as a vital and healthy part of the divinity we call self."
— Michael Talbot, author of The Holographic Universe
"Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini shows that when we systematically work with our life energy and the predictable cycles of time to negotiate midlife, it becomes what nature intended: not a crisis, but a power surge. Such an insight is more than an intellectual exercise; it’s essential for healthy development--the only way we can live up to our full potential. In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Hand Clow offers readers the insights, the timing, and the tools for making the passage safely, powerfully, gracefully."
— Steven McFadden, astrologer and author of Profiles in Wisdom
"Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini is an extremely important book for all who wish to turn their potentially turbulent midlife transitions into opportunities for conscious maturation and productivity. Barbara Hand Clow’s keen insight not only clarifies key passages in our personal lives, clearly defining the relationship between astrology and real-life events, she also provides vital insights into the newly developing paradigm for a healthy global future."
— Nicki Scully, author of Planetary Healing and Power Animal Meditations
"Barbara Hand Clow has identified the hidden key to evolution: the rise of suprasexual energy experienced as the passion to express our full potential self through joining in love with others to create. She gives us practical guidelines to go through our personal midlife crisis to become co-creative humans, a global species at the next stage of our evolution."
— Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of The Evolutionary Journey
"This exciting new book contains the vision of a new human state whose ‘primary goal will be the complete evolution of consciousness.’ The erotic and cosmic qualities of shamanic, astro-mythic, and Goddess cultures is brought into the now of Western left-brain (technological societies) to heal, magnify, and balance us if we, as men and women, can unify our goals."
— Rowena Pattee Kryder, Ph.D., author of the Gaia Matrix Oracle and founder of the Creative Harmonics
"Barbara Hand Clow helpfully provides Cliffs Notes for the midlife crisis and much, much more. This is must reading for anyone feeling midlife dissatisfaction. Her ideas can help avoid costly and unnecessary mistakes often caused by misinterpretation of a natural process of evolution. She heals by explaining deeper reasons."
— Spirit of Change
"Barbara Hand Clow’s years of experience as an astrological counselor and her understanding of subtle cosmic energies have led her to draw some striking conclusions regarding the midlife phenomenon. The message in Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini is that we can move through these critical points with grace rather than confusion."
— Connecting Link
". . . completely unravels the effects of mid-life crisis . . . puts astronomy in a new light, poses interesting questions about our relationship to the rest of the universe, and provides interesting postulations about the transformations that occur in humans."
— Whole Life Times
"Barbara Hand Clow presents a way to make midlife crisis both meaningful and more manageable. Her descriptions of kundalini rising are lovely and compelling. She offers a strong argument for this spiritual emergence as a universal experience, not an achievement of the very few."
— Peggy Payne, author of the kundalini novel Cobalt Blue
"Finally! A book that makes spiritual sense out of life’s passages and does so not only on a personal level but a cosmic level as well."
— Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience
"A lot of interesting astrological information is presented in a direct and accessible manner. The information is clearly written and moves from the very personal through the collective."
— Tantra magazine