• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:


    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!

     

     

New Moon in Scorpio – Gaelean horoscopes by Kim Falconer

Apocalypto by Grzegorz Rutkowski

RAM: The next few weeks are about change and the grace you can experience while in transition. Struggle or flow. It’s up to you. Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. ~Anaïs Nin

AUROCHS: Relationships are the focus now and it really does matter what you dwell on. Pick apart the flaws in another and you’ll only see more. Look for their gifts and you’ll find nothing but gold. If you ‘want’ something, it will elude you. If you ‘do not want’ something, you will get ten of it in the mail. ~Anna Quindlen

TWINS: Surprise tasks, jobs and assignments feel like they are pressing in and you’re wondering how you can get it all accomplished on time. The more you worry, the worse it gets. Take a break. Smell the gardenias. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. ~John Milton

COBRA: The creative process is more than an outlet, more than a pleasurable pass time. It is a path to enlightenment. Take up the pen, the brush, the clay. This life is your masterpiece. Some people say they haven’t yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates. ~Thomas Szasz

LION: Best spend some time in deep contemplation especially if there has been intense and challenging conflicts.  Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. ~Mary Sarton

CERES: If life has aspects of struggle, you aren’t living your life. It can be easy to let other peoples’ expectations guide your choices, especially those near and dear. The problem is, when you live those choices, it’s not you. When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~ Rumi

BALENCIA: This full moon asks what supports you. Is it your job, career, spouse, government, rich uncle or skin of your teeth? Now ask if it is holding you back? A person must cease attributing their problems to the environment and learn again to exercise the will – their personal responsibility. ~Robert Collier

SCORPION: New beginnings are beckoning to you and it all starts with the word yes. Give the go ahead to your next project, idea or offer. Don’t be afraid to go where you’ve never gone and do what you’ve never done, because both are necessary to have what you’ve never had and be who you’ve never been. NFTU

ARCHER: This is a dreamy time designed to get you out of your head and into your heart. If you can take a few days ‘off’, do so. At the very least, meditate, rest, replenish and restore. From a place of calm, you can decide. Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha

SEA-GOAT: Opportunities come to light involving groups, community projects, public speaking or rallying friends. Part of you is keen and the other part resistant. Ask what is keeping you from stepping up. There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anaïs Nin

WATER-BEARER: Objectivity is an ally to you now, especially on the career front. Seeing both sides of an argument, for example, will help you understand why you’re having it in the first place. It’s all a strange loop. A person often meets their destiny on the road they took to avoid it. ~Jean de La Fontaine

FISHES: Getting some time to yourself would be optimal, some peace and quiet. New doors are opening, if you choose to let them, and nothing has to be lost when they do. Your key task is to see the connections and not judge. Take some space. I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence

Kim Falconer is the author of the Quantum Enchantment and Quantum Encryption trilogies, set in the worlds of Gaela and Earth. The first book in the Quantam Encryption, Path of the Stray, is out now and the sequel, Road to the Soul, will be out in March 2011. Kim is also an astrologer and runs Falcon Astrology. She is based in Byron Bay in Northern NSW, Australia.

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4 Responses

  1. Wow, what a cool and dramatic picture! Where did you find it?
    Hm, community stuff this month for me, eh? I’ll have to keep that in mind!

    • Glad you like the pic. Rutkowski does some awesome concept art though he’s not always politically correct in his feminist view (ie male gaze or what?) But this one I particularly like. Feels new moon Scorpio nature to me!

      Let us know how the community interactions go!

  2. SO spot on, as usual…. sweet!

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