I’m sure you’re all aware by now that John and I have moved.

Trio of PlantersWe’re finally beginning to setting into our new home. Our move is not yet 100% complete; only little things remain such as tools and the like. But we’re getting things unpacked and removing empty boxes and deciding where things should go. And it’s finally beginning to look like we live here.

The next step is making this “feel” like we live here, to “feel” at home here. Yes, part of that comes with time; familiarity of the space, getting back into routines and such. But other parts of that are on the spiritual, energetic land personal levels.

Sitting AreaWe need to “feel” at home here. We need to infuse our energy, positivity and love into this new place and that’s done with some simple things. We began changing the energy here when we were doing all the remodeling. While priming, I painted Reiki symbols on the walls of each room and then painted over them. Now those symbols are permanently part of the walls. You could feel the energetic shift begin.

Next comes smudging and blessing the house. We both like to use sage but really like to use Palo Santo, or both simultaneously. We’ll smudge and state our intentions for love, happiness and positive energy in the house. We reinforce barriers at windows and doorways to block the entrance of negative energies.

We’ll do a few more energetic practices and then the structure will be ready for us. But for us to truly feel at home here, we need to make adjustments to ourselves.

SeliniteThe first thing is to open our hearts to the space and recognize that it is the next step in our transition through life. Our previous home was never intended as a permanent place, only the beginning. This house is also not our forever home, but the next plateau on the way to where we hope to go and to where the Universe will guide us. We need to accept this space for the opportunities it currently offers plus what it shall open the door to next. And we must have affection and appreciation for this house in the process. We must embrace this space for all the potentials.

We also have to let go. We must remind ourselves that the last house was wonderful but temporary. We must acknowledge that it has launched us in a new direction and has set us on our path. We must acknowledge and be grateful for it and all the joys and sorrows experienced there. We must let it go. We must wish it well and allow it to become a launching pad for someone new. Several families have lived there before us and we are just a link in the chain. We’ll never forget or stop loving that home, but we must set it free to continue its journey; allow a new link to be added.

Dragonfly LampI think that’s the hardest part of a move; letting go of the past, letting go of something well loved. Remembering now all the fun and silly things, of the gardening, playing in the yard, of walking outside and picking delicious berries and of hearing the cluck of chickens. Remembering the feel of the breeze and the sound it made rustling through the trees.

Remembering all this and more makes me feel sad. But it also makes me feel grateful and happy. I feel grateful for the opportunities and for the peace and safety. I feel happy for all the experiences there. Far too many things to mention happened there but the first two to come to mind are that it’s where my husband and I fell in love and became engaged and also Great Conjunction Spiritual Center was born.

It got us on our way. Here we are, ready for a new step in our journey, more growth and a new beginning.

Thank you old house. I love you. Good journey to you.

Hello, new house. Let’s get moving. Let’s see where we can go.

Monthly Energetic Practice Question:

“Can Reiki be given to someone going through chemotherapy?  Will it interfere with the chemicals?”   from N. T.

That’s an excellent questions and the answer is a resounding Yes.  Reiki can absolutely be given to someone who is going through chemotherapy. The flow of healing energy cannot interfere with the therapy process nor the drugs involved.  Remember that Reiki cannot cause harm in any way.

I highly recommend Reiki for chemotherapy patients.  Often chemotherapy causes unpleasant side effects that can include hair loss, nausea, muscle pain and anxiety.  Reiki can help to sooth these side effects.  It can help lower blood pressure and calm a person, reducing stress and anxiety.  It can also ease symptoms of nausea and discomfort.  It can even reduce aches or muscular pain.

When a chemotherapy patient is relaxed and soothed by the gentle, loving energy of Reiki, their bodies are more accepting to the healing qualities not only of the energy but of their medical treatment.

Annette Noyes - The Emerald Box TurtleWhen the Devil is reversed, it indicates recovery from addictions or bad habits, saying no to temptations, or beginning a path of redemption and enlightenment. This is amazing news and I wish every one of you the very best of luck on your path! May you move forward with ease and your burdens practically step aside to allow you to pass!TheDevilCardReversed

Uh-huh…. You know those people who finally are able to quit smoking and then become completely insufferable about smoking and anyone who does? Substitute smoking for going on the Keto Diet, becoming a vegetarian or going totally vegan, giving up all forms of social media, consuming only free-range eggs, etc., etc. and those people are just as obnoxious about their super “woke” habits as those who recently quit smoking. 

It’s VERY easy to become arrogant and holier-than-thou when you’ve turned over a new leaf. Suddenly everything is seen in extremes…black/white, good/evil…there’s absolutely no wiggle room left for being human. “Did you see Martha chowing down on that ice cream cone? Ha! She who is vegan/gluten free/keto!!! Fell off HER throne, now didn’t she!!!” Yeah, and YOU took three drags on that vape pen in the car. 

Whatever you’re trying to do to become a better person in your own eyes, good on ya. Just do it on yer own mat and shaddap about Martha.


Happy August everyone!

Annette Noyes

The Emerald Box Turtle

Glass MandalaAugust is so amazing that we’re skipping our usual newsletter format to bring you all the excitement. There’s so much going on I just don’t know where to begin! We cannot be more excited and proud of this summer’s events!

What’s so amazing about August, you wonder? Thank you for asking, let me tell you:
1. We’ve moved!
2. The one-and-only amazing and inspiring Victoria Price is joining us this month!
3. Victoria Price & Rev. Rachel Hollander of SpiritStone Spiritual Center will be holding a special mini-retreat!
4. Our annual summertime Psychic Fair is coming!
5. A birthday celebration!

Great Conjunction Reading and Reiki Space1. We have moved! John Michael Thornton, everyone’s favorite Psychic and Medical Intuitive and I have moved into a quieter neighborhood very close to where we were (in fact it’s only 1.1 mile from our old house). And we have a beautiful new space in which to work with you! We can’t wait for you to see it (the picture doesn’t do it justice)!

So when you’re ready for a reading with John or a Reiki/energy session with me (Joe), just give us a call. We’re all set-up and ready to go.

2. Victoria Price is coming! In just a few weeks the one and only Victoria Price will be joining us. Victoria is not only the daughter of film legend Vincent Price but is an accomplished New York Times Best Selling Author, Life Coach, Interspiritual Minister, Inspirational Speaker, Artist (and the list goes on) will be with us on Tuesday, August 20th at the Holiday Inn Boardman.

Victoria PriceVictoria will tell some stories about the fascinating life and career of her famous father, but more importantly, she’ll sharing her unique story of how she changed her life through the daily practice of joy and how she got onto the road to her truest self.

Copies of her inspiring memoir “The Way Of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self” will be available for purchase and to be autographed after her talk.

Get your tickets now, as space is limited. The cost is $20 online or $25 at the door.

Register online here.

Rachel Hollander3. Rev. Victoria Price & Rev. Rachel Hollander present a mini-retreat! On Thursday, August 22, Victoria Price will retur to Youngstown and Great Conjunction with her associate Rev. Rachel Hollander, the founder of SpiritStone Spiritual Center. Together they will be conducting a three-hour mini-retreat titled “Who Do You Think You Are? Reclaiming the Hearts of Our Truest Selves”.

Using journaling, visioning, meditation, music and reflective sharing practices, Victoria and Rachel will support participants in unpacking and releasing life-limiting narratives as they begin to reclaim the hearts of their Truest Selves.

This event will be held at the Coy Cornelius Studio at 1931 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown. Seating is limited to 20 and advanced sign-up is highly recommended as this will sell-out quickly! Tickets are $20 online.

Register online here.

4. Psychic Fair in Akron! Saturday, August 17th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron at 3300 Morewood Rd., 10am – 7pm. Join us for an intimate day of spirituality, inspiration, guidance, energy work and clarity.

Free Gallery Readings, Evidential Medical Intuition, Mediumship, Crystal Healing, Aura Photography, Hand-made Candles and Soulful Jewelry.

Spend the day in the warmth of peaceful communion with other open-hearted people.

Joe Thornton, Great Conjunction Co-Founder5. A Birthday Celebration! This month I am celebrating my 55th birthday! I swear I still feel 26, but my birth certificate says otherwise! To celebrate, I’m holding a Facebook fundraiser for Great Conjunction Spiritual Center.

We have so many things going on with Great Conjunction Spiritual Center and things cost money. Being a non-profit, GCSC depends upon your love. We are so proud of how far GCSC has come in just four short years. From presenting fascinating speakers to hosting shamanic ceremonies; from offering classes and workshops to my pet project of bringing Guided Meditation & Reiki to “at risk” and “forgotten” populations.

All these programs take funding and we appreciate each and every one of you and all your support over the past four years. But we want to continue to grow and to expand our outreach. With your help and your love, we can.

There are two ways to donate to Great Conjunction Spiritual Center. Click on the link to donate to Joe’s Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook or contact us directly any time all year long.

To join in the birthday celebration, click here. https://www.facebook.com/donate/350704562526597/10158513091479989/

So join us for these incredible events and have an Awesome August!



Victoria PriceI cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about our August guest speaker, Victoria Price!  And she will be honoring us with two events in the same week.

I grew up watching the movies of her father, Vincent Price and am still a huge fan of his work. Once I got older, I learned about the man and just how fascinating he was.  I learned of his passion for cooking, his love and understanding of art and his involvement with the preservation of Native American art.  And this just scratches the surface of his life.

Through casual research of Vincent Price’s life, I stumbled upon some blogs by his daughter Victoria. For some time, Victoria, who previously penned a best-selling biography of her father, was regularly blogging about her daily practice of joy.  And that really struck a chord with me.  We all talk about feeling and living joy, but she took it much farther and was actually doing it.  And through following her blogs, I’ve been able use some of that in my own life.  

I also began to learn about Victoria Price, herself.  She’s a truly a fascinating woman.  She is a successful interior designer, writer and a cultural global tour guide as well as a life coach.  Victoria is a motivational speaker and she tours the world speaking about her father’s life.  

In 2011 Victoria began her own spiritual quest in earnest and has changed her life dramatically and joyously.  She is now an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister and founder of Red Shoes Ministry. Last year she published a book about her spiritual journey called, “The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self”.  And I’ve got to tell you, it’s a must-read!Rachel Hollander

Victoria will be with us on Tuesday, August 20thspeaking on not only her father’s legacy but about her spiritual journey.  Her books will also be available for purchase and autographs.  We’ll be hosting her talk at the Holiday Inn Boardman and seating is limited, so please sign-up online quickly!  And signing-up online will save you money, and who doesn’t like that?!  Registration online is $20 per person, but admission will be $25 per person at the door. All the details are on our website at: An Evening with Victoria Price

Victoria and her associate, Rev. Rachel Hollander will be with us Thursday, August 22ndto present a mini retreat on a much smaller scale.  This experience is titled, “ Who Do You Think You Are? Reclaiming the Hearts of Our Truest Selves”.  This will be a three-hour workshop held at the Coy Cornelius Studio on Belmont Ave. in Youngstown.  Advanced registration for this event is required as space is extremely limited. You must pre-register online at: Who Do You Think You Are?

You won’t want to miss either of these events.  And you’ll definitely want to pick-up a copy of Victoria’s book and make it a part of your spiritual journey.