This powerful Full Moon in the Fire Sign of Aries packs an explosive punch as it opposes Mars and squares Pluto. This may be a time of intensity, fiery passion, challenging competition, and the healing effects of combustion through illumination.
This is an excellent time to lean into the yang forms of self-compassion such as boundary-setting, strength and resilience building, cultivating self-sufficiency, and empowering self-leadership. Sometimes self-care is all about the fierce forms of love... providing for yourself, promoting your best interests, and protecting your own integrity.
Where and how and with whom are you being asked to embody the Fiercely Compassionate Warrior?
Invite the searing light of this Full Moon to reset and revitalize your energy body, strengthen your boundaries, and combust any heaviness that doesn't belong to you. Allow the flaming sword of Mars to cut through the cords of what no longer serves you. Ignite your creative powers!
We are living through powerful times of change and transformation.
This is so true it's become a cliché.
We all feel the accelerating pace and effect of an economic system that drives our nervous systems into rat races of ambition or deep pools of scarcity and lack.
How do we navigate the known and unknown territory ahead of us through the coming years of societal and planetary change?
For years, Astrologers have been warning that in the birth chart of the United States of America there is a "Pluto Return" which is coming to fullness at the end of 2021 and into 2022. Pluto is known for deep, inter-generational, systemic transformation and this is being activated in the 2nd House of the US chart - the House of Resource, Wealth, and Personal Sufficiency. (Astrologer: Pam Gregory - US Pluto Return)
We are also moving into a new Eclipse season on the Taurus/Scorpio axis which will stimulate even further change around power, resources, secrets, economics, values, sustainability, and comfort. These eclipses will be active until July 2023.
If that weren't enough... we also have the planet of revolution and sudden, dramatic change - Uranus - slowly moving through the sign of stability and comfort - Taurus - offering abundant opportunities to shake up our ideas of what is sufficient and sustainable for all beings of Earth. This transit continues through 2026. (https://www.astrology.com/article/uranus-enters-taurus/)
We are moving through exciting and treacherous times of change for the Earth and for our financial reality. This fundamental state shift has been long overdue and we are being called to regenerate and reorder the foundations of economic relationships and understanding. It's time to reclaim the sacred power of exchange for the highest good of the whole planet!
4 Ways To Begin Resetting Your Relationship With Money
1. Examine Your Core Money Beliefs
What thoughts and feelings immediately arise when the subject of money comes up?
What shaped your earliest understanding of money?
How do money and wealth come through your Ancestral Lineage?
What is your financial Karma?
2. Envision your Ideal Relationship with Money
What kind of relationship would you like to have with money?
What would it feel like to be in a good place with money?
How would it feel to "get along" with your finances?
3. Explore your reasons for wanting and needing money
Why do you want money in your life?
Why would a good relationship with money matter to you?
What kind and generous actions could you create with money?
Who and what would you support?
4. Empower new strategies and tools for working with money
How can you tend your money well?
What is your long-term financial plan and how can you cultivate it?
What does true self-sufficiency mean for you?
How can you invest your resources more wisely?
We can reconnect to the roots of an energetic and spiritual financial reality that remembers what matters most and from where true wealth arises.
This is a sacred revolutionary act, the respectful restoration of reverence for our resources from an energetic, spirit world level.
The Spirit of Money is a Spirit Being, an energetic entity, created by humanity and connected to nearly every human being on the planet. We each have a personal relationship with this Spirit... and often that relationship is fraught with judgment, suspicion, angst, stress, and fear.
Why would the Spirit of Money want to hang out with someone who disrespects her, or avoids him, or fears them? (Your Spirit of Money may be gendered or non-binary or a collective... wouldn't it be great to find out?!)
In this workshop, we open a respectful curiosity about this Spirit of exchange on the personal and collective levels, and into the deeper animistic roots of resource, sustainability, and sufficiency.
It's like couples counseling for your finances!
What if you were to spend 6 weeks in a curious, compassionate, and healing conversation with your personal Spirit of Money? How might your financial reality change for the better?
Money is energy and you can build your skills for working with the streams of this flow of energy, so you can have an influence on where that flow is moving and how it's being cultivated. This is a path toward an intentional, compassionate, empowered, and conscious spirit-guided redistribution.
Money work is energy work and sacred activist work.
It's an act of healing to assume more responsibility and stewardship for your financial energy. It is retrieval of your creative power.
You have the opportunity to radically and rebelliously take charge of your financial reality and co-create the next era of planetary economy!
Taquile Island, in Lago Titicaca, is a timeless place. Arriving by boat and climbing stairs cut into the high cliffs is a journey upward to a world outside of time. Staying at the home of Don Alejandro and his family, high above the lake, in the distance the Holy mountain known as Apu Illimani.
Everything on Taquile feels like it's been there forever. No cars or motorized vehicles buzz there. Only one trail winds its way through the small fields and farms and into the heart of the village. This trail is ancient. At night the skies light up with a bowl of stars above. Solar power is the only electricity here and at night a few house lights dot the horizon. In the distance the soft barking of village dogs and the faint rhythm of the waves on the shore.
This must be the ancient past, I think. Wait, no, this must be the far future. Surely we can live like this again. Simple, sufficient, steady. Content with what is. Letting go of constant yearning and wanting.
It is said that the people of Lago Titicaca are among the most ancient of the human race. When the great cataclysm and flooding happened they were able to rise along with the waters, to float and ride the waves of chaos and change. They adapted to survival on water and so they persisted and subsisted and eventually repopulated the barren lands.
Deep in the lake are ancient sacred temples. Holy offerings, carvings of alpaca and symbols of ancient Pre-Inca cosmology are resting quietly in the dark. They are still present and alive and steadily emanate their power and grace. So many prayers were whispered and blown like winds of devotion to Mama Occllo - the goddess of the lake. In response, she holds the tiny islands in her hands and keeps them safe.
Today is another powerful day of conjunctions in the sign of Libra!
The Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all joining forces today and bringing energy and momentum to whatever needs to be communicated and shared.
Pay attention to insights and flashes of inspiration.
We have been in a long summer of retrograde review and reflection. Now our transformed visions are beginning to emerge.
Notice what has been reorganized and restructured. What ideas are getting you fired up and excited to move forward?
Why a Blog now?
This is a good question. I mean, after all, starting a blog is so 1998 and even this blog was started in 2011 and now... Ten Years Later... why is this the time to begin posting on a regular basis?
I think the answer comes down to the truth that I have wanted, for the last ten years, to have a platform, a temple, a sanctuary, for sharing what I'm interested in and what I believe in and how I feel and what I'm learning and all the things I find inspiring and illuminating. Back in 2011, instead of feeding and nurturing a Blog on my own platform, I chose to give it all to Facebook.
Now after 10+ years of feeding the algorithm my content... I'm feeling the call to return to a more intimate and personal setting for what I hope to share with you.
I deeply believe in safe spaces and safe containers especially for Creative expression. We live in a culture of judgments and blame and shame. I want to create sacred online space. A trusted container for what I want to share and what I have to offer.
It's clear that many of the social media platforms are designed to create feelings of inadequacy, anger, blame, and shame. I am no longer interested in playing those games of roulette with my creative heart. Seduced into unsafe and unprotected vulnerability that is trauma inducing. I want to cultivate trauma informed spaces.
Thank you for entering this temple with compassion and respect.
Today we are bathed in the waters of Scorpio as the moon is still new and just beginning to show a slim sliver of light on the western horizon at sunset. Look for Venus also in the western sky as she slips out of the Scorpio well and begins to dry herself by the fireside of Sagittarius. This will bring a bit more spark and sizzle to relationships and the feminine power. Adventure and exploration is more appealing with Sagittarius inviting expansion and growth of beauty and harmony!
Today and tomorrow are excellent times for deep self care and self love.
POW! WOW! This is a powerful day... the Sun, the Moon, and Mars have gathered together at the same table in the Temple of Libra - home to Venus, who is soon to exit Scorpio. This divine meeting is rare and invigorating. Mars adds a spark of initiation and power to the germination of the seeds being planted during this moon cycle.
As Mars becomes swallowed by the Sun a new synodic cycle is born. The last 2 year Mars cycle began in September 2019 in the sign of Virgo. This has been a powerful time of re-organization and intense focus on health and medicine, restructuring the foundations of well-being.
With this new 2-year cycle in Libra the emphasis will be on justice, interpersonal communication, harmony, negotiations, and peacemaking.
Whatever you begin now will be blessed with a blast of active inspiration. This is an excellent time to refine your communication skills, beautify and aesthetically balance your creative expression, plant dream seeds of interpersonal harmony and peace.
Therefore, I have decided to finally crack open this blog and shake off 10 years of dust and begin a process of regeneration and renewal.
(Excerpt from the book Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul by Michael Meade)
Soul is everywhere, but hard to see. It is an essential part of each living thing, but has no substance of its own. The soul is an indwelling, animating, and connecting force without which we cannot live. Yet, it cannot be seen directly or proven to exist. By its nature the soul is "there-not-there;" we can feel its subtle presence and we can anguish in its absence; but we cannot pin it down or hold it firm. The soul is a betwixt and between thing; neither physical nor spiritual, but something that participates in both realms. The soul is another kind of body, a subtle body that partakes of both spirituality and physicality.
As the third element in the trinity of existence, soul fills the space between spirit and matter, it grounds the spirit while animating the body and helping to refine the senses. Soul keeps spirit and matter related by opening an in-between realm of imagination, passion, and deep reflection, that is not simply physical or material on the one hand, nor completely spiritual and abstract on the other. The soul can grow and more soul can be made; but it cannot be hoarded or fixed in a certain place.
It used to be said that soul is the beginning of all motion and the source of all changes. As it moves between one thing and another, between the individual and the sensate world, between one heart and another, between the immediate and the divine; soul is the connecting agent of existence. By its nature soul is the mutable, multiple, changeable aspect of both the world and individual life. As the animating force of natural life, soul was termed to be "anima mundi" - the living, breathing soul of the world. Aboriginal people called it "yorro, yorro" - everything in the world having soul, standing up and speaking to you.
Soul is the essential inter-mediary and subtle go-between that connects unlike things; it holds the physical in touch with the divine and the immediate contemporary with the eternal. As natural intermediary and go-between, the soul is the magical third; it is the narrative force that keeps the story going; it knows how things are secretly connected and that the third time is a charm. Soul is the connecting principle of life, the "both-and" factor, the unifying third between any opposing forces.
When we lose our way in this world it is the soul's way of being in touch with the world that has been lost. We are most lost and truly abandoned when we have lost touch with our own soul, with our own inward style and way of being in the world. Soul is the missing ingredient when things fall apart, just as it was the animating force that first brought us to life.
Old ways of viewing human life involved a unity of three instead of the polarity of two that develops between the spiritual and the physical. The three can be termed body, soul, and mind; or body, soul, and spirit. Body and spirit will one day separate as the body returns to the earth and the spirit departs to the unseen realm; meanwhile it is the intimacy of the soul that holds them near each other. When the old imagination and three-fold way of seeing collapses into a bi-furcated world view, we are left with the famous mind-body split and the blind limitations of either-or thinking.
The soulless split between mind and body generates a gap between culture and nature; as culture becomes more ideological and nature becomes but matter to be manipulated and exploited. When life becomes more polarized than it need be and things become more divided than they should be, it is the way of the soul that is missing and needed to heal the divisions and make things whole again. Soul involves the genuine cultivation of ideas and the living imagination that produces art and culture; but soul also relates to the essence of nature and to natural ways of changing and growing.
Soul is the arbiter of our incarnation and the source of our deep connection with certain places. Any intrigue with place is also an intrigue with soul. For our soul instinctively knows where and how we should sink our feet into the mud of creation and grow our roots down. Spirit may seek peak experiences and the heavenly heights; but soul would have us incarnate fully and would help us to grow deep roots that allow the spirit of our life to branch out.
Soul knows which "walk of life" the soles of our feet are attuned to; just as it knows which rhythms and tunes can keep our heart beating and singing and remaining open to the world. Soul is the secret within culture and the dream within the heart of nature. Wherever nature and culture meet, soul is present and it is the missing element where and when culture and nature collide.
Soul adds "psychic reality" to common experience; it is the psychic go-between that carries messages between this world and the otherworld, between the literal world and the spiritual realm beyond it all. The soul is all-embracing, not seduced by either-or thinking, by us-and-them divisions, or by the pretensions of subject-object dichotomies. Soul is the "missing third" that presents the mysterious, hidden aspect of any situation. Soul is the light hidden inside the dark as well as the shading that gives beauty its shape. It is the inner quintessence that holds things together within us and holds us within the world.
Without our soul and the inner pattern that animates it, we are no one at all. In so much as we are truly individual from others, in so far as we come to know ourselves and live uniquely, we are en-souled. When soul becomes diminished in us we become as an empty shell regardless of our physical attributes or our lofty station in life. The soul keeps body and mind, pulse and spirit connected and we are most connected, body and soul, when we live close to the innate pattern set within our souls to begin with.
Soul has hidden gold, and inner vision, and a light that rises from the deep. The inner light of the soul is not a reflection of the outer world; for the soul flickers with an inward light, a candle that burns with emotional heat and that also knows ecstatic flames. Soul is the secret connection, the hidden glue of the world; it is the erotic factor inside each life and within the blessed intimacy of all things.
Who Am I?
I am a wise woman with a generous and loving ability to teach, guide and heal others... sharing peace and communicating awareness... courageously creating beauty.