This morning I have been thinking about the influence others have on our lives, though we might never have much personal contact with them. Late last month another leader in astrology transitioned to a different energy field. Maggie Nalbandian. To her family, heartfelt condolences.
Through her store in the “U District” in Seattle I made my first serious contact with astrology. By serious, I mean I was led to astrology through my grandmother as a young child, but the education and encouragement to study seriously began at “Astrology Et Al.” I’ll never forget being drawn to the store, by a simple sign in the window that said “Astrology Readings $30.”
That’s how I came to have a first reading with Jeffrey Wolfe Green, bought “Autobiography of a Yogi”, Seth books and more. Though the store front is closed, it lives on-line and Maggie’s children, Laura and Gregory continue serving the astrological community.
Maggie started NORWAC, the Northwest Astrological Conference, back in 1984. She inspired the vision of Kepler College. I don’t know much about her personally, though have read numerous, heart opening, wonderful commentaries on Facebook.
Memories (feeling the upcoming New Moon in Cancer already):
Classes at Astrology Et Al back in the 80s, after having my first astrology reading with Jeffrey Wolfe Green (at the store.) There I learned about phases and to cast a chart manually! (no computer software to do the math).
Books: The Autobiography of a Yogi and Seth, Carlos Castenada and many others.
There’s the mystical greeting card by Rob Schouten, still have framed and carried to every place I move.
First past life regression happened in the store.
Maggie’s son, Gregory, made and sold me a necklace made of crystals especially suited for me.
Much of my initiation into astrology and metaphysics happened through Astrology Et Al. No doubt, this happened for many, many others.