We are all stardust 


Pyn·chro·nic·i·tyˌpiNGkrəˈnisədē/noun The happy certainty that something is just meant to be.

We are all Stardust

“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded…the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron… were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.”

~ Lawrence Krauss

When we find ourselves in the presence of synchronicity, we sit in wonder and awe as if the experience is unique, or unusual, or special. We share anecdotes about coincidences, “I picked up the phone to call my sister and she was in the process of calling me.” Or, “I don’t know why but I had a feeling I should call home so I did and sure enough, an old friend stopped by.” Or, you open a card from your husband at Christmas and it’s the same card you gave him. 

Here at Pink West Salon we call that sort of thing “pinkchronicity”, and smile knowingly when it happens, which is often. And when we read our horoscope in a magazine and it’s right on, we act surprised and sometimes shocked. But what if that sort of thing isn’t unique, or special, or even unusual? 

As Lawrence Krauss reminds us, “Every event that happens has small probability…but it happens…if it’s weird, if you dream one million nights and it’s nonsense but one night you dream that your friend is gonna break his leg and the next day he breaks his arm… So the real thing that physics tell us about the universe is that it’s big, and rare events happen all the time — including life — and that doesn’t mean it’s special.”

It’s a big universe out there and we are all, you, me, the stars, we are all made of the same stuff. We are all connected. We all vibrate with the energy, rhythm and movement of the big, swirling explosion that is our universe in a most intimate way. It shouldn’t surprise us at all that this most accurate and perfect clock can mark not only the time on our world, but also moments, events, and yes, thoughts and moods. It happens all the time. 

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Texas, the City of Dripping Springs, and the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist hosts the Texas Night Sky Festival, at the Events Center space of Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Look for us at our booth: We are all Stardust and let me give your your personal Stardust as Elements cards. There fun and accurate but please…Don’t be surprised.

Your book assignments for 2016

At the beginning of every year I take a look at the year ahead and recommend a book for each astrological sign. I usually publish my list in the January issue of Austin Woman Magazine, but this year Dripping Springs own magazine “The Outlook” gets it. 

So, here goes:

(Mar. 21-Apr. 20) This year is an extreme about face from what you thought you wanted, so read “Shattering The Belief Code: How to Change the Beliefs Which Prevent You from Discovering, Transforming and Igniting Your True Self” by Wendi Francis.

Taurus (Apr. 21-May-21) Change is what you need now. So read “Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation” by Daniel J. Siegel.

Gemini (May 22-June 20) This year your focus turns to relationships. So read “Relationships: How to Find, Create, and Sustain Loving and Fulfilling Relationships – Dating, Friendship & Relationship Advice” by Angel Greene.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) This is the year for your career to shine, but don’t play it safe. “The Secret of Transitions: How to Move Effortlessly to Higher Levels of Success by Jim Manton” is your book.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Money issues: The number one cause of relationship problems. So your book is “The Heart of Money: A Couple’s Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy by Deborah Price.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) May I suggest you read “The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes” by Monocle. You’ll do a lot of cozy-home creating in 2016.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Communication is your main focus this year. “Saying What’s Real: 7 Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship by Ph.D. Susan Campbell”.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov.21) Success at work is what this year is about for you, so read the book “People Styles at Work…And Beyond: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships” by Dorothy and Robert Boulton.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Dealing with your work and work environment creatively is your job this year, so the book “The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace” by Ron Friedman PhD can be the perfect manual for 2016.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) You guys are entering an exciting phase, and it’s not necessarily comfortable. Thats why you need “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brené Brown.

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb. 19) The intricacies of social media is your project this year. “Navigate the Noise: Investing in the New Age of Media and Hype” by Richard Bernstein.

Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) So much is going on with your partnerships, your friends, and your career I’m recommending “The Best Advice So Far” by Erik Tyler.

And, take notes.

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511 Old Fitzhugh Rd.

Dripping Springs, TX

(512) 447-2888