• 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!

     

     

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Full Moon in Virgo

Full Moon Rising Leopard image by John Seerey Lester

‘Full Moon Rising – Leopard’ by John Seerey Lester

New York March 19, 14:10
London March 19, 18:10
Sydney March 20, 05:10
LA March 19, 11:10

ARIES: A friendship tests integrity as you are put on the spot. This is a time to be who you in all relationships. If you keep adjusting to others there will be none of the real you left! There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~Freya Stark

TAURUS: Anything you’ve been holding together with glue and paperclips is going to unravel. Perfect for rebuilding new models for work and home, ones you can respect. Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them. (Start with yourself!) ~Richard Carlson

GEMINI: This full moon tests the balance been your work and home life. The question isn’t so much are those around you happy with it but are you? Take a moment and discover the truth. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Gandhi

CANCER: Tensions may come in the form of a communication—letter, message, text, post—and you might just say, ‘Oh, not this again!’ Experiment: Try facing the thing straight on. Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. ~Shakti Gawain

LEO: Push comes to shove and you find yourself ready to make a choice. It looks like it’s about financial security, but it’s not. The only choice you ever have to make is to be happy. The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. ~Malcolm Forbes

VIRGO: The inner critic has you examining every decision, word and intention. If you must measure, put away the yard stick and take stock of what really counts. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller

LIBRA: If hackles are up, the best action right now is kindness. It may not be the quickest retaliation to hand, but it is the most surefire. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. ~Albert Schweitzer

SCOPRIO: Intensity accompanies this full moon showing you a side of yourself you’ve been longing for — the numinous. Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here for an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins

SAGITTARIUS: Passionate desires awaken on the full moon and revolve around what you always wanted to ‘do’. If it feels like you’ve missed the boat, it’s time to shift to a new perspective. Nothing is over until it’s over, and that ain’t yet. It’s never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Elliot

CAPRICORN: Retrospective analysis can give great insights, and looking over the past has offered its pearls and gems. But enough of that now. Put your eyes where you want to be, and appreciate the moment! Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard

AQUARIUS: Intimacy, intensity and the merging of energy with another are top of the list this full moon. Extremely creative! You won’t want to go it alone so think about building a bridge. There’s really nothing to lose. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground. ~Stephen Covey

PISCES: The full moon puts you in the mood to distill all relationships down to their one true essence. The goal is to answer the question, why is this person in my life? Be ready for the answers. Be ready for change. I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Kim Falconer is the author of the Quantum Enchantment and Quantum Encryption trilogies, set in the worlds of Gaela and Earth and exploring all manner of ideas, people and places. The latest in the series is Road to the Soul, which will be published on 1 March. Visit Kim’s website and find out more about Kim and her books!

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Gaelean Stars for the Full Moon

Full Moon :

New York January 19, 04:22
London January 19, 21:22
Sydney January 20, 08:22
LA  January 19, 13:22

RAM: A feeling of exploration and adventure wells up as you expand beyond the everyday boundaries of ho hum. Creativity heightens and with it the desire for beauty. Beauty is all around us amidst strife and turmoil to be seen by those who look not to those who wish. Byron Pulsifer

AUROCHS: This full moon is about letting go of cherished beliefs that actually don’t serve you any longer. Root them out and move on! If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn

TWINS: What is it you are so excited about sharing with others that it has you jumping up and down like a child about to eat ice cream? That, and nothing less, is the level of enthusiasm you’re after. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another. Marva Collins

COBRA: This full moon is about finding inner peace no matter what is going on ‘out there’. Meditation, dance, long walks in nature, forgiveness and self value all contribute. Do whatever it takes to find compassion. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson

LION: This is a time to count your personal blessing that come in the form of the ‘others’. These people in your life, everyone of them, is an angel here to participate in your fulfillment. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

CERES: This is a thoughtful full moon, one that may best be appreciated in silence. Take yourself a little ways apart and commune with the inner paths to your soul. There lies gold. Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

BALENCIA: The full moon has you wishing upon a star. Be it for a new career, fabulous home or dream come true relationship, it’s yours. Already in the bank. Standing on the next corner with your name up in neon lights. Don’t think for a seconds your wish is too grand to come true. If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

SCORPION: No matter what confronts you in the emotions of this full moon, it is not a time to back down. Stand your ground and keep strength in your spine. Your vision deserves a full delivery. Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye. Helen Keller

ARCHER: The urge to be more than what you are right now in this red hot moment can be fulfilled immediately. Dance. Just do it. To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. Agnes De Mille

SEA-GOAT: There is a tendency to take things for granted and in doing so miss the very essence of life’s gifts. Open to the wonder of now. Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. Betty Smith

WATER-BEARER: This full moon puts a spotlight on the core of your personal relationships. What is it you want to create? If you can’t answer in an instant, you’re running on default. Do you know what that is? Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. Wayne Dyer

FISHES: Let go of the past. Do it now. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

The Gaela Stars are brought to you by Kim Falconer, 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. Kim lives in Byron Bay in Australia and also runs the website Falcon Astrology.