By Kayla Hancock
360 Degrees of Your Star Destiny: A Zodiac Oracle, by Ellias Lonsdale (Destiny Books, $19.99, Paperback)
A culmination of over 50 years of star work, this guidebook contains in-depth explanations of the 12 signs of the zodiac, and their 360 degrees. Ellias Lonsdale shares helpful information about re-interpreting past events as well as learning about future star cycles. Lonsdale also explains how to uncover personal, as well as collective, details and timings to help readers on their spiritual journeys. This detailed book on astrology will help readers embrace their star cycles and all of the wisdom they contain.
Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief, by Meg Nocero (She Writes Press, $18.95, Paperback)
Meg Nocero bares it all in this vulnerable account of her struggles during and after her mother’s losing battle with cancer. Nocero recounts her own grief, anxiety, depression, and other health issues along with her own transition out of a toxic work environment all while her mother was in the dying process. After her own dark night of the soul, she journeys to Spain where she experiences personal transformation and enlightenment. This inspirational story reads as a love letter honoring Nocero’s journey of awakening as well as her mother’s legacy.
The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, by Connie Zweig (Park Street Press, $17.99, Paperback)
With age comes wisdom–sometimes. Yet sometimes this wisdom can be buried beneath outdated ideas, patterns, and roles. Connie Zweig shares with readers how to uncover denial, remove unhealthy life attachments, and finally find acceptance using shadow work. Zweig guides readers to embrace the spiritual gifts of age and explains how the inner work can help one know themselves at a deeper level. She includes practices for self-contemplation and shows how one can share their wisdom with the world and become a positive force of change after finding acceptance and aligning with their soul’s highest truth.
Keys to the Enneagram: How to Unlock the Highest Potential of Every Personality Type, by A.H. Almaas (Shambhala, $17.95, Paperback)
Did you know that the original goal of the enneagram was to help individuals attain spiritual freedom? While we often use this tool today to find what personality type we are, it was actually created to help us break free from the very patterns found within each type. A.H. Almaas combines his diverse experience with various spiritual traditions along with his education in physics and psychology to share a grounded approach to breaking free of the limitations of each personality type.
Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation, by Steve Taylor (New World Library, $18.95, Paperback)
Transformation is never pleasant. Some endure it with grace and come out stronger–yet others simply break down. Steve Taylor explains the psychological processes that certain groups of people (which he calls “shifters”) endure when they rise like a phoenix in response to major life challenges. Taylor shares inspirational stories of shifters as well as the wisdom they have to offer those of us who struggle to show up when conflict arises. Readers will feel renewed with hope from these personal accounts of struggle and rebirth.
THE BIG MAMA RULES: New Solutions To Empower Your Life, Family, Faith, Finances, And Future!, by Michael A. Applegate (Published Independently, $9.99, Paperback)
No one knows better than Big Mama that the present moment is the best time to live out your dreams. As a single mother, Big Mama raised 10 children on the southside of Chicago while on welfare. She taught them the importance of empowerment and worth, while also instilling in younger generations the inspiration to be better and do better than generations prior. Michael Applegate shows how, with fierce faith and integrity, Big Mama’s way of living creates ripples of hope for those around her.
Kayla Hancock is grateful to be a part of this community. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love, joy and compassion into the world.