September 28, 2014in Newsletter Archive



Pluto Direct Sez:  “WHAM, BANG, BOOM!”



 “Everything happens FOR you, not TO you.  Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late.  You don’t have to like it—it’s just easier if you do.”  BYRON KATIE


Dear Friend,

        Eclipses ratchet up the intensity of our experiences dramatically as they set the tone and themes for the next six months and beyond.  And when Transformer Pluto stationed direct on the Autumnal Equinox, our bi-annual eclipse season kicked off with a resounding power surge. Can you feel it building?

        When I meditated on the energies of Pluto Direct with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Warrior Aries on October 8th conjunct Trickster Uranus the Awakener AND the Moon’s South Node of our karmic past, the first message I received was: “WHAM, BANG, BOOM!”

        Immediately, I thought, “Uh oh,” because the last six months, for most of us, has been quite the test of maintaining equanimity as the rollercoaster ride of Life continues to accelerate, with more and more unpredictable and extreme highs and lows, twist and turns than ever before.

        Last April, during the previous Full Moon Eclipse in Libra, just as Pluto was stationing retrograde, I wrote that, “We might feel as if time is standing still—or even that we’re being blown out of linear time by explosive or shocking events—hopefully witnessed on CNN—and not right at our backdoor.”

        So, while reiterating the above, I’ll also add that, since this coming eclipse activates outmoded karmic patterns big time, we’ll need to be especially vigilant not to fall back into old fear patterns (vestiges of our animal survival instinct) while dealing with whatever Life throws our way.  Maintaining the soul-level perspective that everything is unfolding perfectly in the Divine Plan for the evolution of consciousness and karmic healing becomes ever more essential—if we want to maintain peace of mind.

        For more on this, please review last month’s newsletter:

“The Greatest Illusion of All”


        All eclipse seasons make us feel as if every action we take has potentially major long-range consequences—because they do—but these coming eclipses may be extraordinarily disconcerting because:

1.  The energies of Pluto rule the process of transformation and regeneration through cycles of death and rebirth—like the seasons in nature and the wheel of karma.  And, when Pluto starts moving direct in structure-ruling Capricorn, the pendulum of this powerfully intense energy swings outward into manifestation in our personal realities and the world stage.

2. This means that any parts of our ego structure or identity that no longer serve our evolution—be they limited beliefs about who we think we are and what we think is possible for us or habitual emotional patterns of reaction—will be coming up for review and release. So too, will more and more outmoded structures on the planet begin to disintegrate before our very eyes.

3. We’ll become ever more aware that the inner “home” of the little self/ego identity may be feeling too constricted to handle what Life (and Uranus) throws at us.  And, if we don’t start dismantling whatever is keeping us from expansion, rest assured that our circumstances will give us the impetus we need.  In fact, I’m sure this has already started happening for many of you—I know it certainly has for me—even literally at my own backdoor!

For more on this:

 Embracing the Unexpected (Everything You Wanted to Know about Uranus but were afraid to ask)

Owning Our Inner Pluto before It Eats Us for Lunch


        Resistance is futile and only causes needless suffering but, if we choose to look at external events pushing at us as a form of spiritual resistance training, this can be a period of internal strengthening and major soul growth.  And isn’t that one of the purposes of the Earth Game after all? 


                In addition, let’s not forget that we’re still in the midst of two more challenging squares between structure-annihilating Pluto and trickster of awakening Uranus, the exact dates of which are: December 15, 2014 and March 16th, 2015.  This means that we are being “encouraged” to awaken to our True Nature through life events that “shake, rattle and roll” all that we’re still clinging to with any illusions of safety, security and control—personally and en masse.  

Here’s one of my absolutely favorite Taoist quotes from Alan Watts that speaks to this:

When a cat falls out of a tree, it lets go of itself, becomes completely relaxed, and lands lightly on the ground. If the cat made up its mind that it didn’t want to fall, it would become tense and rigid and would just be a bag of broken bones upon landing.

In the same way, it is the philosophy of the Tao that we are all falling out of a tree, at every moment of our lives.  As a matter of fact, the moment we were born we were kicked off a precipice and we are falling—and there is nothing we can do to stop it.

So, instead of living in a state of constant tension and clinging to all sorts of things that are actually falling with us because the whole world is impermanent, be like a cat. Don’t resist it.”


Going forward, the best possible way to BE is through developing enough flexibility in the Flow so that we can bend without breaking—like a cat, indeed.  And, if we can remember to smile while appreciating what is available to be enjoyed—what have we got to lose?  The winds of change will continue to accelerate, and we can choose to enjoy the ride . . . or not.  For more on this: 

“If This Were Your Last Incarnation . . . What Would You Do?”


          As we are “encouraged” to learn how to jettison any attachments for external security that have become ego baggage, we’ll be light enough on our feet to be ready to deal with whatever comes our way—from sudden windfalls to the ground beneath our feet giving way.

        This includes (in the windfall category) the New Moon Eclipse on October 23rd  conjunct Love planet Venus at 0°Scorpio, ever reminding us to choose being loving over being right, or any lesser criterion—no matter how demanding and intense our relationships get with others and especially with ourselves.


        On a personal note, in the last six months, I’ve:   broken my ankle, survived intact a 3AM home invasion, dealt with ongoing disruptions to my home and work life from major plumbing leaks and construction noise coming at me from just about every direction, and just recently, haha, the ground literally caved in beneath my feet as a slate slab cracked in two in my garden, and I experiencing free-falling down into the basement beneath me but, miraculously, survived with only some bumps and bruises—kinda like a cat:).  Wham, bang, thank you Goddess—indeed.

            Now, in additional to continual construction noise, I am in the midst of more ongoing structural instability as the landlord is repairing my garden with new stone pavers and, much to my initial dismay, may also be halving my current space with a new fence.  (It’s a long story—but I may be moved from a larger shared space, to two separate and individual garden spaces, with no legal recourse, alas). 

        So, one of my primary focuses this Fall is to psychologically prepare myself for surrendering to WHAT IS being presented, while maintaining inner stability and joy in being through daily spiritual practices.  All this, as I hold the vision of a new garden which will be equal or better in its newly concentrated, crystallized, jewel-like form, as a symbol of what I myself am becoming. 🙂


         In closing, wishing us all the knowing that—even if unfolding events, personally and en masse, seem shocking and potentially destabilizing in the short-term—the outcomes will ALWAYS be equal or better in the long-term AND even in the Now—if we can hold the higher perspective with faith and equanimity.

        J   O   A   N

GOING WITH THE FLOW     by     Joan Pancoe

“You cannot step into the same river twice. Change alone is unchanging. To God, everything is beautiful, good and just: Day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”

Heraclitus  483 BC


Cases of what I call the “PSYCHIC FLU” are on the rise!

What is the psychic flu?  Well, it’s a confluence of symptoms that many psychically sensitive souls have been experiencing cyclically for decades–including me.

Main symptoms can include combinations of: fatigue, body aches and joint pain, nervousness and free-floating anxiety (i.e. metaphysical angst), restless sleep, brain fog and feelings that the ego-identity is disintegrating.

The cause is the downloading of higher frequency galactic energies than the body’s nervous system and psychic circuitry can handle easily—exacerbated by periods of solar flares (occurring now).  I choose to call these downloads “the quickening,”  as they are ultimately assisting in accelerating the evolution of consciousness.

If you are experiencing the psychic flu, I know that it can be destabilizing, uncomfortable and at times downright terrifying—especially if you don‘t know what is happening to you—or why you feel under assault or bombardment.

         But, GOOD NEWS!  In addition to Taoist practices to ground and stabilize the physical vessel and dissolve anxiety (see below for mp3s), I have developed psychic empowerment practices to handle these energies that keep me happy, healthy and fully functional for over 40 years as a trance channel in NYC.

 If you’re interested in reading more:


Feel the need for some help in dealing with “the quickening” of energies now?  Then it’s time for a daily mind/body/spirit practice that feeds your Soul!  If you’d like to learn what keeps me sane, serene, internally stable and grounded, please check out: 

 Taoist Practices MP3s for $20.12


  Please don’t hesitate to call me for a free consultation to discuss how to customize the perfect session for your specific needs at this time.  I’m looking forward to connecting with you:





To help catalyze an opening to a higher perspective, I’ve written a number of articles on themes such as: body karma, spiritual teachers, meditation, aliens, astrological themes and much more:  WRITINGS


If you enjoy receiving these newsletters, I’m now posting more frequent planetary updates on my Facebook page: 

Joan Pancoe, modern mystic

 Hope you “Like” and “Share!”

And on my websiteNEWSFLASHES



Just posted:
A YOUTUBE Video of my entire TV Episode.

If you want to watch me performing past-life regression therapy, check it out—it’s only 22 minutes:





If you’d like to read more about my karmic pleasure rut:


The Amorous Adventures of a Modern Mystic

Check out the great reviews!



For more of Joan’s art:






Current Newsletter