Entering the Portal of Light of Leo’s New Moon Cycle

Our motivation and willingness to be fully alive falls under Leo’s spotlight during tonight’s New Moon cycle. At 9:12 pm MDT, it joins Venus and together, the Sun, Moon, and Venus in Leo create a fiery trine to Ceres in Sagittarius and Chiron in Aries.

The Sun in Leo beams Source energy that stokes our inner flame. The Moon in Leo reflects that brilliance. Venus in Leo loves all forms of radiant beauty, especially if they have an element of performance. Ceres in Sagittarius gestates expansion. Chiron in Aries offers a healing bridge to our survival.

If we connect to this portal of light and accept the gifts of courage, beauty, love, and healing power that it offers, we can ignite the spark of creativity waiting inside each of us and enlighten our world.

As an activator of life, Sun-ruled Leo also shines the light on our inheritance. Our talents, gifts, strengths, courage, shadows, fears, values, beliefs, ideas, behaviors – literally everything we think, do, and have is tied to what came before. Evaluating whether or not what we hold and share is worthy of the stage is especially important now.

How much of what we carry belongs to a lineage whose time has passed?

Another potent trine from this New Moon connects to Jupiter at 14 degrees Sagittarius. There is a quality to the degree of 14 Sagittarius that goes beyond linear time. where the potential exists for actions taken now to affect the past and the present simultaneously. If we had the power to bend time – to transcend the boundaries of it – what would we do with that ability? Would we heal old wounds? Would we bless them for their wisdom, and in doing so, honor what came before?

The New Moon and Sun also square Uranus in Taurus, challenging us to choose our values with great care, because what we focus on brings more of the same. In the midst of rapidly changing times, we’re standing on the foundation of what came before and building what will come. If we have the courage to shape it with love, we’ll all win.

Hummingbirds dash, sing, and dart their way about pine boughs under a sky brushed with wisps of angels’ wings and a single dragonfly weave its trail of mystery around me. The joy of life’s magic can be just tiny enough to give us pause, or it can be so magnificent that it engulfs us.

Here’s to entering tonight’s portal of light
and being open to what it sparks!

With Great Love, always,
Christina ~

 

Cancer’s New Moon Cycle Births the Eclipse Season ~

July brings powerful gifts with two eclipses in the Cancer/Capricorn axis. The first one, a Total Solar Eclipse, occurs at 9° and 10° Cancer. It begins on the morning of the Cancer New Moon on July 2nd at 10:55 am MDT, reaches totality at 1:22 pm MDT (just after the New Moon at 1:16 pm MDT) and ends at 3:50 pm MDT.
It will be visible in South America and the Pacific.

The New Moon in Cancer on July 2nd is pregnant with possibilities for growth and rebirth, and this first Total Solar Eclipse of the year maximizes its potential. Its proximity to the North Node in Cancer and its opposition to Saturn and the South Node in Capricorn holds the urgency that is felt before emerging into a new life.

If we’ve responded to the energies of the lunar nodal axis in Cancer/Capricorn lately, we’ve clarified our needs and worked toward meeting them by engaging in radical self-care and love. If we’ve ignored this impulse, we could be caught in a cycle of expectation and blame where we look to others or the world around us to fill our soul needs and/or wounds. Avoiding personal responsibility and feeding old patterns of victim thinking is exactly what this eclipse cycle is inviting us to release and transform.

Mars joins Mercury in fiery Leo during this Cancer New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse. Mercury in Leo encourage us to shine a light on thoughts that we want to make tangible in our lives, while Mars in Leo wants to illuminate the desires in our hearts. Let’s direct the light to uplifting thoughts and reach out for what and who we love.

Mercury goes retrograde in Leo on the 7thof July, and will revisit Cancer before it goes direct at the month’s end. Remembering to cultivate the thoughts that nurture and heal will help us through this period of growth and expansion. The ability to respond rather than react cannot be overvalued.

The second eclipse in this cycle, a Partial Lunar Eclipse, occurs at 22°- 24° Capricorn on the afternoon of the Full Moon on July 16, 2019. It begins at 12:43 pm MDT,reaches its maximum at 3:30 pm, and ends at 6:17 MDT that evening. It will be visible over most of Europe, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.

As the Moon waxes full in Capricorn, this Partial Lunar Eclipse is packed with Pluto’s insistence that we excavate and transform our collective consciousness. To this end, we can explore what thoughts and energy we’re bringing to our days, our interactions with each other, and the world. Intentions have infinite organizing power – and this eclipse can bring instant feedback on ours. Choosing them wisely is highly recommended. 

~ Are we empowered as co-creators of our existence? Or, are we victims of something that is seemingly outside of our control?

~ How can we shift our thoughts/energies/actions to contribute to a brighter world?

Eclipse cycles always bring opportunities to wipe away what no longer serves us and embrace a fresh start. This one is ripe with potential to birth a fluid new way of understanding ourselves and our place in the greater family of living, growing beings of which we’re a part.

May we love ourselves and each other along the way, and bless our shared journey with joy.

With abundant blessings and appreciation, always,
~ Christina

Celebrating Summer Solstice ~

Yay Summer!! The season officially began this morning in the western hemisphere when the Sun slipped into Cancer at 9:54 am MDT, where growth is certain and abundant, and joy awaits our alignment! If we turn our attention to the natural world that is our home, we can see abundant evidence of growth all around us.

Gardens abound with busy pollinators. Newborn geese instinctively following the lead of their parents. Baby ungulates dance inside protective circles formed by their mothers. As the Sun warms the earth with its light, life is born and finds its way forward.
As we find our way forward in Cancer, we have the opportunity to rebirth ourselves – to nurture and love ourselves in ways that support our growth and bring joy to our days. Cancer is a watery, cardinal sign that must express its emotional needs. It takes us back to this essential and simple truth: at the core of each of us is an abiding need for love.

Neptune went retrograde in Pisces this morning a couple of hours before the Summer Solstice, inviting a deeper dive into the mysteries of life and worlds beyond ours. In this realm, the art of allowing and surrendering to something larger and more powerful beckons us closer to our potential. Forgiveness, and the need for it, is ramped up now. If we’re holding onto things that block our growth, we’re invited to release them – to simply let them dissolve. Releasing resistance with a sense of gratitude allows our blessings to multiply.

In the spirit of appreciation, our current Gemini New Moon Cycle inspired me to share an image of Nature on my Facebook page each day. The Summer Solstice takes me to Day 19 in this cycle of 29 days.

This sacred day finds me wanting to join the Universe in its rearranging of gifts, so I’m offering a free crystal to those that order a New Earth Essence Consultation during the Summer of 2019. The crystal will be chosen to support your alignment with joy, as shown by your chart reading – perhaps smoky quartz if grounding is indicated, clear quartz for clarity, rose quartz for love, etc. Shipping within the US is free. To book a New Earth Essence reading, please email me or place your order here.

This Gemini New Moon cycle will end when the Moon shifts into Cancer and eclipses the Sun on July 2nd, 2019, bringing more opportunities to begin again. I’ll share more celestial insights as we get closer to the upcoming Cancer New Moon cycle and the two eclipses that July brings, but for now, Summer deserves its day in the Sun, as do we. Enjoy!

Happy Summer Blessings and Much Love, always ~
Christina

Expanding into the Light of the Full Moon in Sagittarius ~

The Gemini New Moon cycle that we’re currently in culminates in the fullness of 25° Sagittarius on Monday June 17th, 2019 at 2:31 am MDT, during the dark hours of the morning. She’s joining Jupiter on the way so we’re likely already feeling the pull to become more of who we want to be.

Later on Monday morning at 9:13 am MDT, the Moon will shift into Capricorn and show us how far we’ve come…or how far we have yet to go!

Since the universal law of attraction holds that what we focus on expands, this Gemini Moon cycle that began on June 3rd inspired me to celebrate and appreciate the blessings that surround me everyday. The abundance of beauty and magic in the natural world is boundless and with my attention and appreciation, its energy expands my Soul well beyond what I can see and touch. To glimpse some of these moments of inspiration from Nature and to get my blogpost updates, see my Facebook page here. If you’re feeling inspired to like the page, know that it’s appreciated!

Mercury, Mars and the South Lunar Node are currently in Cancer, inviting us to feel into the flow of a stream of heart-centered consciousness. They oppose Saturn, Pluto, and the North Lunar Node in Capricorn showing us the limits of our evolution.

Nurturing ourselves with authenticity and absolute love brings us to the center of the polarity of Cancer and Capricorn and allows us to grow into our potential as human beings.

Dropping into our hearts allows us to feed the seeds of possibility
that we’ve planted for eons.

We can think of all things in Cancer as infantile and needing care and attention. If we look to Nature for inspiration now in the west, we’ll see new babies of various species emerging on wobbly legs and untested wings making their way forward into the world.

Like them, we all have a universal need for unconditional love inside of us and crave support to explore the world without fear. Imagine that we cared for ourselves in the same way that we’re instinctively driven to care for those newly born.

What tenderness would appear and fill our moments?
What growth would we experience?
How much expansion would we know?

If Cancer is infancy, Capricorn is maturity, wisdom, and experience. It represents the pinnacle of achievement that comes from taking personal responsibility for our lives and the world that we are co-creating. When we express the best of both of these energy signatures, we become exponentially powerful.

Nothing less than this is being asked of us now:
to empower, express, and embrace new versions of ourselves
and the world that we share with all sentient beings.

May we expand together and enjoy the journey
to a brighter expression of love, life, and joy…for all relations.

With overflowing appreciation and blessings, always,

Christina ~

June’s New Moon in Gemini ~ Creating Space to Receive our Dreams

As with most New Moon posts, I write this in the balsamic phase of the moon where ideas gestate before birth. Tomorrow, in the dark just before dawn, the New Moon will form at 4:02 am MDT at 12 degrees of Gemini.

I’ve spent part of this weekend reconnecting to Source Energy at a workshop where Abraham and Esther Hicks shared wisdom from the non-physical realm. The other part was spent in my garden and forest around my home. Happily, inspiration and ideas are within my reach again.

Like many humans in the Abraham Hicks workshop, I was in grave need of inspiration; it has been waning for me personally – and many of us collectively – during these shifting times. In perfect alignment with the law of attraction that rules our Universe, the messages I received did not disappoint.

With deep gratitude to Abraham, Esther, her team, and others in the workshop, I wish to share some of the gems that emerged as we welcome the New Moon in Gemini.

May these paraphrased ideas from the workshop stimulate new thoughts, ignite new conversations, and inspire all of us to receive what is possible – and to be what is possible.

Growth and expansion will happen. Experiencing joy along the way is a choice. Gemini loves choices! Gemini and its ruler Mercury also love learning. Here’s to aligning with their energies and choosing to expand our perspectives with joy!

Where is joy waiting for us? Gemini also loves to have fun, so let’s go there this month!

There is a vast difference in receiving a thought and thinking a thought. Empowerment comes from receiving what comes from our Source energy. When we enter the present moment without expectations, we’re able to receive the ideas from our dreams.

Are we creating space to receive? Or, are we constantly thinking and stopping the flow?

Trusting the images and ideas that we get is pivotal and waiting to act until we’re guided to do so increases the flow of blessings that will follow.

When we insist on knowing the way forward and struggle to make things happen, we interrupt the co-creation and emergence of our dreams. This is especially important now, as the New Moon in Gemini connects to intuitive Neptune and expansive Jupiter. Intuition comes when we’re open to receiving it, while forcing things shuts it down.

The mutable signs of Gemini, Pisces, and Sagittarius are accentuated during this Moon’s cycle, so embracing cooperation, flexibility, and a willingness to change our ways of thinking into the arena of being and allowing aligns us with the flow of life and love.

Immersing ourselves in nature, meditation, and/or anything that fosters presence and joy helps us enter the realm of receptivity. Grounding into the Earth helps us connect our heads with our hearts, bodies, and spirits, and this is especially important this month.

Boredom is the opposite of momentum toward what you desire, and it often comes from fear of making wavesFinding magical places to daydream is always recommended, but this month it becomes paramount. Without expectation, be open, attentive, and curious in your daydreams and see what shows itself.

What do you desire? What makes your spark of light shine?

Inspiration has always come to me from Nature, usually through the lens of my camera. Wayne Dyer shared a thought that resonated with me when he said that photographs contain and convey vibrations of energy, and those that gaze upon them are lifted to a higher place. From a place of deep and wide inspired love, I plan to share an image of something from our natural world for which I’m grateful for during each day of this New Moon cycle on my New Earth Essence Facebook page.

What inspires you? What are you appreciating now?

I’m appreciating basking in the present moment and realm of possibility again, where I notice love and beauty in the world, and I’m ever thankful to spread it around so that it expands…for our common joy and well-being.

Thank you for receiving what is possible with me, and for shining your light, always.

With Abundant Joyful Blessings
~ Christina

Celebrating the Earth and the Beauty of Taurus ~

The clouds are heavy with mist and rain as my bare feet sink into the Earth. Her strength, resilience, and completely unconditional acceptance grounds me into this sacred moment of grace.

The Sun moved into earthy Taurus this past weekend, and it joins Uranus at 2 degrees there today, on this 49th Annual Earth Day.

In Venus-ruled Taurus, we’re reminded to cultivate beauty and turn our hearts to what truly matters. While Taurus wants to take its time when it comes to remodeling our value system, Aquarius-ruled Uranus charges the air with a sense of unlimited possibility and inspiration. It asks us to ground into our vision of tomorrow and pave the way forward by building lives that will sustain not only ourselves, but also our human family. 

Meanwhile, Venus, Chiron, and Mercury form a stellium of supportive, self-preserving energy in Aries, calling us to care for and heal ourselves along the way. The waning Moon in Sagittarius moves closer to its conjunction Jupiter as it opposes Mars in Gemini and forms a T-square to Neptune in Pisces. Freedom, expansion, duality, and forgiveness continue to remain available to those willing to serve our higher collective calling. 

Here’s to growing together, for our common good ~
Blessings, always,
Christina

 

 

 

 

April’s New Moon in Aries ~ Weaving Ourselves Alive

…as are we.

The Sabian symbol for this month’s New Moon at 15° Aries is An Indian Weaving a Ceremonial Blanket in the Light of the Setting Sun.
As Dane Rudhyar reflects on this imagery in his book, An Astrological Mandala, he muses about spiritual seekers being “robed in the Universe…the Great White Robe of interwoven stars.”

Weaving my story with this New Moon, I conjure the warmth and comfort of my woolen blanket on a chilly May dawn so many years ago, and yet, here, now. The juniper in my circle of prayers casts its twisted shadow on the rocky earth as the Moon’s silver light bathes the backs of buffalo mothers and babies, dark cocoa and cinnamon, grazing on fields winking with mica. In that timeless moment of contemplation and surrender, what was, is, and would be coalesced into a heart-stopping void of grace and awe.

We are all robed in interwoven stars, weaving our way together. Every thread we’ve touched, lived, breathed, spoken, held, loved, laughed, rejected, grieved, and released is part of our living and evolving tapestry. As is every thread that waits for us to grasp it.

Here’s to weaving our lives with open hearts across time and space, for the love of all that is life.

With timeless blessings,
~ Christina

Opening to the Creative Celestial Flow of April ~

The Sun and Chiron in Aries continue to stir life within and around us, while the Moon (along with Venus, Mercury, and Neptune in Pisces) calls us to feel into the mystery.

Strong currents of creativity are showing up for those daring enough to court them.

As the early degrees of the personal signs of Aries, Taurus, and Gemini are visited by Chiron, Uranus, and Mars respectively, we’re encouraged to continue healing, valuing, and expressing ourselves.

Fortunately, engaging in the arts to express the raw emotions that may emerge now can help ease some of the pressure that comes from diving into the deep end, where evolutionary leaps in consciousness are made. Dance, Poetry, Acting, Painting, Journaling, Sculpting, Music, and Song are just a few of the endless ways to play with these energies.

Some of us may have noticed a shift recently as Mercury moved direct at the end of last week, although clarity can still be a bit elusive as Neptune and Mercury remain close for awhile longer.

Still, as the old ways are released, we can take comfort in the absolute certainty of certain things. Spring follows winter. What is planted sprouts. Intuition grows as it is trusted.
Life finds a way. Love magnifies when given and received, and we all win.

With blessings of life,

~ Christina

 

Opening to Spring Equinox and the Full Moon in Libra ~

The Sun glares at zero degrees Aries and embraces Chiron at one degree Aries as the wheel turns and we welcome the Vernal Equinox at 3:58 pm MDT today, March 20, 2019.

The Sun and Chiron conjunction forms a semi-sextile to Uranus at zero degrees Taurus, creating a low-level of tension that could build as the Moon grows full tonight, so we’re urged to consider whether or not our desires are aligned with our deepest values.
The Full Moon at zero degrees Libra, at 7:43 pm MDT, accentuates any potential gap between our desires and our values, and asks:

~ What and/or whom do we love?

~ What and/or whom calls out for healing?

~ How can we cultivate beauty, love, and all things Venusian as we exert our reach for what we desire?

~ How can we strike a point of balance and harmony between ourselves and others?

~ Where does the power to co-create our world originate?

These questions are highlighted by several other aspects in the charts of the Vernal Equinox and tonight’s Full Moon in Libra –

  • Mars and Venus square each other in fixed signs of Taurus and Aquarius, respectively. Think masculine/feminine, expression/reception, warrior/lover, and bridge the gap between them.
  • Mar in Taurus is inconjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius, so we may let our primal needs take precedent over our higher ones. Think stubborn obsession over open-mindedness and possibility thinking. The potential for making practical progress toward our goals exists, but the way forward will be infinitely easier if we align our reach with our true callings and allow for our higher truths to present themselves.
  • Another semi-sextile creates a sense of uneasiness between Venus in Aquarius and Pluto in Capricorn. Venus in Aquarius brings the focus of our love to a higher, more impersonal and universal level, which is where Pluto exerts its transformative influence. If we attempt to harness the power of Pluto for personal gain it’s likely to backfire, and it is time to clear old wounds, not create more pain.
  • The conjunction of Retrograde Mercury and Neptune in Pisces may blur things a bit, but it also offers a solution in surrendering the old. Think forgiveness, dissolution, and release. A massive bounty of grace awaits those who surrender control and embrace acceptance as we undergo this powerful transition in the evolution of our consciousness.

As I write this on the east coast of the US, I can feel Spring’s pull beneath the surface of the buds on the branches of the cherry trees.

Each rising Sun calls us to open just a little more, to relax into the warmth and promise of a new day, to trust the cycles of life…and ourselves.

Here’s to shedding the layers of the past and opening to the gifts of Spring ~

With abundant blessings and hope, always,
~ Christina

 

 

 

March’s New Moon in Pisces and the Wisdom of Adaptability

As Mercury begins its retrograde journey today at 29° Pisces, it’s encouraging us
to surrender old issues and wounds, and it’s amplifying its message by tugging on
Chiron at 00° Aries.

While it’s true that we must begin again in Aries in order to grow, the messenger planet is asking us to make sure we’ve cleaned everything up. Even – and especially – the stuff we’re not consciously aware of: the stuff gathering dust in dark corners, the stuff we revisit in our dreams, the covert stuff we’d rather not discover or accept.

The courageous ones among us will tend to our inner whispers and dreams. The wise ones will cultivate patience, meditation, and allowing. Then, when the timing is just right, we will begin the process of gestating the ideas that are calling for fresh air and light.

Tomorrow morning, on March 6th, 2019, at 9:04 am MST, the New Moon joins Neptune and Vesta in watery Pisces, and sextiles Mars in earthy Taurus and Saturn in earthy Capricorn on either side of it. It also creates a T-square to Juno in airy Gemini and Ceres in fiery Sagittarius, while it squares Jupiter in Sagittarius.

The nature of this Pisces New Moon is watery, feminine, and mutable.

Mutable – adjective– liable to change.

The importance of adaptability was made clear to me as I recently traveled with a friend to the high desert of Sedona just after a record snowstorm. Witnessing the miracle of desert rock formations draped in thick snow, I felt that Mother Earth was quenching her thirst, and I drank in her beauty as I walked with extra care upon her.

 
As the snow melted, it traveled through rising creeks as sunlight danced with joy upon the swirls and pools that refreshed prickly pear cacti, twisted juniper, and pinyon pine. Forgoing
our plans for long hikes on sacred lands, we breathed into the beauty that presented itself around us and
flowed with what was. 

We’re living in a time where the Universe is asking us if we’re sure of ourselves. And sometimes (often, it seems), it nudges us to choose again. The ability to notice and heed the nudges is at the heart of this New Moon’s gift…and gifts are best when received with open hearts. 

Here’s to receiving the abundant blessings of adaptability and flowing with grace ~

With great blessings and gratitude, always,
~ Christina