Full Moon in Aries, October 5, 2017.

 

Full Moon in Aries, October 5, 2017.

The moon is strong medicine. We feel her pull in the deepest parts of our psyche, physical body and emotions. An expression of the Divine Feminine, Luna allows space for soul growth, without judgement or expectation.

We can be as we are, accept growth or not, we can wallow in our past or we can springboard to new horizons. Luna does not demand, but she does pry us open and expose our shadows with her light.

This Full Moon is in Aries, with its dark side of anger, violence and a dip into the shadows of masculine expression. The fire of its ruling planet Mars can be overwhelming and even terrifying. To balance that, we can look to where the pendulum swings in the opposite direction – empathy, love, compassion, forgiveness. Now is the time for such pursuits, when we naturally could slide into resentments, breakdowns in communication or judgement.

Luna occults (hides) Neptune today, Mars and Venus are also visible in the Eastern sky near Leo and Virgo. To see this magnetic spectacle, one would need to be in New Zealand, Melbourne or Tazmania, but the effects are felt universally.

A full Moon occurs when it is on the opposite of the Earth to the Sun which will be in Libra. Tap into the mystery of the movement of the planets and stars. Meditate on the mathematical genius that keeps all heavenly bodies aligned.

But we must also find our own alignment. Today’s moon medicine asks; Am I Aligned with My Purpose? Am I Living my Fire? Am I Expressing Myself in the World in my Most Authentic Way? Do I Operate From a Place of Love and Acceptance?

Aligning with our Soul’s Divine Expression is a journey. Be kind to yourself, stay on the path, invite your guides, consult the stars. All is as it should be.

Heart Hugs and Soul Kisses, my loves.

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Who Are You?

Who are you?

We define ourselves in terms of what we do, our interests, and further solidify an image of ourselves via our dress, our hobbies, what we read, who we engage with.

All these attachments to definitions of ourselves create our ‘story’.

But are we these things or do we mold ourselves into a particular image? Are we separating ourselves from others by creating a persona that lies in layers upon our beingness?

Does our spirit expand within this story we have written about ourselves, or do we shrink as ego grasps tightly to it.

These are questions that we may ask ourselves, and note, there is not a right or wrong answer, we are here to learn through our experiences.

I identify with being a witch, a writer, a tree-hugger, and the list goes on as I pile on other labels which define me – bi-sexual, forager, environmentalist – down to the car I prefer, the boots I wear, the food I cook, the way I keep my home.

And still, who am I?

I stand before the mirror and do not look away. I gaze into my eyes. Somewhere deep in there…do not look away…I exist. Strip me bare of those other things, I am just like you. Beyond the stories we create, we are One.

Image: Eva Green as Miss Peregine in Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

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New Moon Occults Venus, Mars and Mercury.

The New Moon rises tomorrow, on the 20th of September, just shy of the Autumn Equinox.

But before it does, it performs an occultation of three planets; Venus (last night), Mars, and Mercury (tonight).

When the moon passes in front of and shadows each of these planets, it intensifies their energy and properties, which you may feel deep in your own energy centers – chakras – each of us according to the work which needs doing at this moment in time.

Pay close attention to what comes up for you in the next few days. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the intensity of your emotions, or situations that crop up, remember that this is a phase, and will pass, but that staying open to the wisdom that each day presents is always your best option.

You don’t have to figure anything out in the next few days, just allow yourself to be.

The corresponding energy to the planets are –

Venus – Love
Mars – Action, Passion
Mercury – Communication

The Equinox brings our turning into darkness, as the days shorten and we become more introspective, diving deep into dreams, visions and the Underworld. It is appropriate to seek counsel from ancestors and spirit guides over the next week, with the intention of releasing old wounds and growing into a new, more expanded skin.

Namaste, my loves. So Mote it Be.

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Full Moon in Pisces.

Darlings tomorrow is the Full Harvest Moon in Pisces! It is a very strong and special moon as it coincides with Mercury stationed direct in the same degree as the August 21 Solar Eclipse!

This powerful energy culmination breathes new life into the heart, throat and third eye chakras. Goddess speaks through us now, until the next full moon we can co-create with Her as beings of light. Close your eyes and feel the energy of Atlantis, Lemuria. A sound vibration is currently being emitted from the sacred mountain of Makana in Kauai for the healing of our planet.

Pisces reminds us that the next month may be a time of extremes, and we must choose a path that truly defines us. Remember to avoid emotional reactions to outside influences. Stand strong in your power.

While we will be celebrating the end of Mercury’s Retrograde, and a more steady aspect of our relationship with communication, we will also be harvesting the blessings of what a full Luna bestows. At the full moon we are at peak energy, embracing the dreams we sowed at new moon.

Full Harvest Moon is a signpost and a reminder to focus on blessings. We can shift reality when we focus on the beauty in this world.

Heart hugs and soul kisses!

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One Step at a Time…She Rose.

 

She was nice.
Very, very nice.

She tried with all her being not to rock the boat, to make peace, to delete her needs and wants for the sake of her family, her partner, her friends.
But at night she would grind her teeth, and toss and turn, and nurse an ache in her heart to be wild and be free. She longed for expression.

She wanted to scream – I Am HERE!
See me!
Hear me!
I am tired. So tired that sleep cannot heal me!

But nobody could hear her, or see her, because she had been wrapped in a veil of polite servitude, and under that veil, she was invisible.

What if she took off that veil? What would happen? Would everything and everyone suddenly collapse around her?

Deep down she knew that it wouldn’t. Deep down she knew the questions she must ask herself.

“Why am I so afraid of what others will say about me if I get off this crazy merry-go-round? Will they say I’m selfish? Who will I be if I am not this? Why are women taught to be ‘nice’? Do I love myself enough to focus on me?”

She did not have all the answers, but she did know that she had nothing left, and the greatest thing she would lose was her faith in herself. Because when she looked in the mirror, she didn’t recognize the empty-eyed woman staring back at her.

And so, she leapt.

She leapt into the unknown, into the ‘what if’.

And there was a stillness. In her heart and in her soul. She took a breath. She was alive. She took a step. She was free.

She began to fly.

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Featured on My Tiny Secrets – ‘Choose A Man Who Serves Your Soul’.

I’m so very honored to be featured on the My Tiny Secrets web-site! ‘Choose A Man Who Serves Your Soul’ – a beautiful new version of the one originally published on elephant journal, with the artwork of Android Jones

“We women haven’t been taught to choose a man who will serve our soul. We’ve been taught, instead, to choose men who will save us: from poverty, from our loneliness, from being single, from a society that values marriage over sacred intimacy.

But now things have changed, we have changed them, and we can courageously describe that desire within our soul: We want a partner who is conscious of his own sacredness. We want a lover who can vulnerably share himself with us.

Wise woman, wild woman, ancient muse of artists and poets, you crave a partner who can discern your siren call.

You’ve been the shadow that’s slipped past him on moonlit walks when he’s been searching his heart. He’s reached out to grasp you, but the time was never right.

Like a wisp of wind, you’ve eluded him on his journey toward enlightenment.

While you’ve been soaking your bones in mystery and reading sacred texts, he’s been feeding his mind with poetry and prose.

Perhaps he wasn’t ready, perhaps you weren’t either.

You are awoken in a way that no longer draws an ordinary man. You need a man whose strength is not only in his hands. You need a man whose character makes your heart pound and your body lose control.

Wild woman, spiritual seeker, choose a man who’ll feed your soul.

You know your sacred man exists because you’ve seen him in your cards:

  • He’s elusive, but he’s real. He’s a challenge because he’s unafraid to speak his mind. He’s a man who knows his path.
  • He’s the kind of man who will drink your essence but who won’t worship you, because he knows how real you need to be.
  • He’ll admire your fire, he’ll melt at your touch; he’ll enter your soul through your eyes.
  • He’ll understand your independence, the many times you’ll leave his side. He’ll follow if you ask him but keep his dreams his own. He’ll tie you down only when you ask for it, and then, he’ll do it well.

When you find a man who feeds your soul, you find a man who can feed your body as well.

The rest here…

MyTiny Secrets – Choose A Man Who Serves Your Soul