In the first half of the program, astrologist Susan Miller joined guest host Lisa Garr (email) to discuss the meaning and portents of the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. "The eclipses are made to shake you out of your complacency, get you moving, and also to see progress," she said. According to Miller, eclipses provide information like missing puzzle pieces that can lead to a eureka moment. This month all other celestial aspects are quiet so the focus can stay on the moon and the sun, she reported.
"When rays are cut off things change, we're used to getting this energy from the sun," Miller continued. The people who will feel this eclipse the most are those in the fixed signs: Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius, she explained, noting Scorpios may be getting promotions and Tauruses will experience a change in the home. Some signs, Gemini and Sagittarius, will travel quickly and spontaneously because of the eclipse, Miller added. The effects of the eclipse will be felt for six months, she revealed.
During the latter half of the show, author and speaker Jeffery Olsen talked about a devastating accident which claimed the lives of his wife and youngest son, took his leg, and led to his own near death experience. Olsen shared details about the accident, how he was pinned down, could hear his eldest son crying, and knew his wife and infant boy were gone. "In that absolute chaotic, horrific scene, suddenly everything became calm and it's as if [comforting and loving] light came to me," he explained. According to Olsen, he felt himself rise up from the accident to find himself in a bubble of light with his wife. "I knew I was in a different realm of some kind," he said, noting he heard his wife tell him he had to go back.
Olsen next remembered moving around a hospital and finding his own body. The ER physician on duty that day, Dr. Jeff O'Driscoll, joined the conversation to reveal what he experienced as he began working to revive Olsen. According to O'Driscoll, he was not assigned to work on Olsen but a nurse urged him to visit the trauma room because she could sense Olsen's deceased wife was there. "That is when I first met Jeff who was unconscious on the gurney, and almost immediately when I entered the room I was aware of the presence of his wife, whom I'd never met," he recalled. O'Driscoll described feeling her love and profound gratitude for the care he was providing to Olsen to save his life and how the experience affected him.
Bumper music from Saturday August 12, 2017