Learning to share love in the light of Libra’s Full Moon

As tonight’s full moon casts it glorious light upon us, my Libran Soul is drawn to the spaces between us and the thoughts, words, and blessings that we’re filling them with during this pivotal time in our evolutionary history.

There are always a multitude of opportunities to learn more about ourselves and the ways we live our lives, but at this moment, even more are showing up. Personally, I’m blessed to have access to the digital world, where all kinds of free courses and presentations call me to show up. Yale University is helping  me rekindle my early studies in psychology with their free Coursera course on the Science of Well Being. Seeing Martin Seligman, the father of the positive psychology movement, on global stages and confirming that my character strengths are exactly as I would have guessed, is affirming and uplifting for my mind, body and soul.

Being reminded to practice my strengths daily because positive results
bring more of the same is an extra bonus.

Tuning in daily to Oprah’s and Deepak’s meditation series on Hope grounds me into the fertile soil of ancient truths. Taking tabata breaks with spicy beings such as Maria Horstmann with Be Fab Be You spikes my days with energy. Tuning in to Dr. Ritamarie’s masterful understanding of nutrition on her webinars inspires me to create and consume more green foods. Watching Dr. James in his treehouse gives me a morning spiritual elixir shot.

Meanwhile, thanks to Fender, my partner in life is learning to play the blues on his acoustic guitar. Hearing his tentative chords stirs me to finally take my seat at our ever-patient piano and resume lessons that were undertaken in what feels like another lifetime.

Venus rules Taurus and Libra. In Taurus, we’re invited to attract what we value in order to build form and structure. We focus our attention on self-worth and personal integrity. In Libra, we move into the social realm of life where we dare to step outside of ourselves and see our reflections in the other.

In the spaces between us, we become aware of our innate need
to learn and to love, and we reflect
the Divine because we recognize the value of others.

As positive psychology has known for years, focusing on our strengths always brings more of the same. As tonight’s Full Moon bathes us in her light, may we reflect it back to each other and let what we’re learning and have learned about love harmonize the space in-between.

With great gratitude and love, always.
~ Christina

 

 

Aries New Moon Cycle ~ Planting Seeds of Light in our Collective Solar Plexus

During this Aries New Moon cycle where new life emerges, I’m sending abundant
healing intentions and light to our collective solar/soular plexus. 

As we dive deeper into solitude and inner spaces, and our Earth home heals from our influences, I am sending massive golden light to our planet and all sentient beings that dwell here. The image above of calcite, citrine, mica, and frankincense was taken during a Leo eclipse cycle, and while we’re not experiencing an eclipse right now, it feels like we are – old ways of being are ending and we’re being asked to find new ways to be alive now.

The image below is of a golden healer crystal sphere resting on an autumn forest floor. As we visualize its healing energy surrounding our planet, bathing all that live here in Universal Life Force energy, we can align with a higher natural order and flow. Grounding into the present moment, we can breathe in calm and exhale peace. Right here, right now. We can assist our collective healing process and nurture our new collective life that seeks to be born.
With everlasting gratitude for the support from higher realms, I nod Namaste to the wisdom inherent in each of us and in the unfolding of our collective experience, as challenging as it is now. Aries is determined to survive ~ its energy signature is congruent with being, and its will to live is undeniable.

If Aries were to describe itself, it would begin with the words: I AM. How we choose to follow that beginning is up to each of us. Our individual and collective survival depends upon our choices now, perhaps more than ever for many of us.With the purest golden healing light that I can conjure, and with the help of Mother Earth and Father Sky, may these blessings find you and yours in the light of love. For the highest good of all relations.
Always Love.
~ Christina

 

Spring Equinox 2020 ~ Birthing our New Earth’s Essence ~

As the Sun shifts from Pisces into Aries on March 19, 2020 at 9:49 pm MDT, and marks Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, we find ourselves grounded in a circle of celestial light.

Alert yet calm, we invite the energies around us
to infuse our awareness and show how to be in this new world.

The primal fire of the Sun in Mars-ruled Aries ignites our survival instinct, while its partnership with Chiron in Aries stretches our perceptions to a new, higher understanding of how our survival is connected to that of others. A fresh understanding of self worth and success dawns upon us and an acute sense of what is critical for our physical bodies emerges now.

In the hush that falls upon us, we can almost intuit humanity’s collective new purpose and we instinctively know that our choices and actions have the power to support or suppress it.

The fundamental challenge of caring for ourselves– meeting our immediate needs now – seems to be at odds with a growing awareness of the interconnectedness between all living species on our planet, and indeed, Earth herself. This misalignment of our bodies and our spirits is calling for correction. 

When Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is in the earth element, it points to the expansion of structures. The structures we’ve built as humans on our Earth home are changing rapidly now and expanding into something else entirely. Although on some primal level the changes we’re experiencing aren’t completely mysterious, they are nonetheless uncomfortable and/or unbearable for many. Growth thrives in zones of discomfort.

When planets are in Capricorn, they function at the level of our current definition of our human capacity. When Jupiter is in Capricorn, we become walking proof of our belief systems and any limits or freedoms that they hold. As Jupiter partners with Mars in earthy Capricorn, there is an extra magnetic force around us that draw our desires to us. Whether those desires are fueled by fear or love is up to us to decide.

As the wheel of winter turns to spring, what is unfinished in Capricorn must be resolved so that what waits to be born in Aries can arrive. Saturn, the celestial ruler of Capricorn, is at the end degrees of this mature sign, urging us to redefine what it means to be human now. Saturn and Pluto have been partnering in Capricorn for awhile to support our breakthrough to completely new understandings of ourselves and our limitless potential.

It’s up to us to take the next courageous steps forward and
assume our roles as creators of our ever-expanding reality.

If we drop into our hearts as we sit in this circle, compassion from Neptune in Pisces softens our rigid edges. As the noise of what was quiets and a sense of something bigger than ourselves fills the void, we court the concepts of trust and faith. The lines between us blur and we know that we’re not alone, nor were we ever, despite conditioning that led us to cling to that illusion.

As Spring dawns upon us this year, may our collective awakening
inspire compassionate action for our collective spirited expansion of love
across all boundaries of time and space.  

With great love and blessings,
~ Christina

Reveling in the everyday wisdom of Virgo’s Full Moon ~

As I ground into today’s Full Moon in earthy Virgo, I revel in our efforts and the way that no matter what happens, healing, connection, love and service triumph.

The orb of illumination cast by Virgo’s Moon at 11:48 am MDT today shines upon our accomplishments and calls us to celebrate the way that we care for ourselves and each other every day.

It creates strong cooperative trine aspects to several planetary bodies in Capricorn, including Mars, Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, along with the asteroid Vesta in Taurus. These connections invite us to take stock of and ground into the changes we’ve initiated and/or completed lately. Especially those that involved turning over old issues, patterns, and actions that no longer serve our daily lives and expanding consciousness.

Venus also partners with Uranus in Taurus today, amplifying the power of choosing love, which is the most powerful source of energy on Earth and the driving force of the law of attraction.

Like the mountains on our planet, trines in the element of earth inspire us to strive for what is possible and to do the work that’s required to get there. The valleys on the way are part of the climb toward higher vantage points and Virgo reminds us that they are as important as the peaks.

Virgo’s Full Moon also shines upon the Sun’s partnership with Neptune in Pisces, and invites us to celebrate what we’ve surrendered. It’s a perfect time to acknowledge the blessings that come from forgiveness and to trust ourselves and our journey.

Here’s to seeing ourselves in others and appreciating that we’re truly one masterful expression of something greater than ourselves.

With deep and wide appreciation and love, always,
~ Christina

The ripples, waves, and tears of Pisces ~

February’s New Moon cycle in Pisces brings us closer to all that is Sacred. It reminds us of our connections – to our hearts, our joys, our tears, and each other. It asks us to let go, to listen, and to trust what shows up.As I write this, in the dark of the Balsamic Moon, I know that her light will return tomorrow, Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:32 am MST. Tuning in to the rhythm of Earth’s lunar phases helps me to flow with life rather than struggle against it. In this place, I discover that the gifts of the darkness are equal to those that exist in the light. It’s quiet here. There is spaciousness and a sense of mystery. A palpable sense of healing support envelops me. I am not alone. We are not alone.

I’ve been honored to witness the transitions of myriad brave fellow human and animal beings in recent days, months, and years. Life is tenuous and impermanent, yet when I view it with the lens of Pisces, it also feels strong and everlasting.

The power of Spirit never ceases to astonish me. It is present in the arms of a comforting embrace and eye contact held without the need for words. It shows up when we step outside of our expectations long enough to be surprised by the kindness of others. It flourishes in the richest source of healing liquid on the planet – our tears.

Ripples ~ waves ~ tides ~ feelings ~ emotions.

How do we navigate these forces of water in our world?

When the Moon is new and in Pisces, if we trust enough, the answer arrives. We simply have to show up. It is as simple and challenging as that. If we’re courageous enough, we’re blessed beyond measure.

Here’s to showing up, diving in, and trusting the ebb and flow of life and love.

With great blessings, gratitude and grace,
~ Christina

Receiving the gifts of the Aquarian New Moon Cycle ~

The New Moon Cycle of Uranus-ruled Aquarius brings sudden insight to shake and wake us up. It invites us to step out of our comfort zones and asks us to stretch ourselves into the field of possibility. A fixed square from the New Moon and Sun in Aquarius to Uranus in Taurus adds extra tension to this process of letting go and moving on, but with focused attention and willingness, we can trust that we’ve been moving toward this moment all along.

Aspects from the Moon to the North Node in Cancer reminds us that self-care continues to be critical for our collective growth. Injecting our days with new ways to nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits serves us well. A cooperative connection to Chiron in Aries boosts our confidence.

This cycle also brings a mutable square between Mars in Sagittarius and Venus and Neptune in Pisces, so bringing a sense of flexibility and kindness to our interactions with others is encouraged. It also invites us to connect to the truth about what we want and then to let our hearts guide us in drawing it to us. If something is out of sync, this New Moon cycle will bring it to our attention. Trusting our inner guidance system is critical.

Desmond Tutu said, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
As the Aquarian New Moon cycle continues, here’s to setting intentions that serve our well-being and our humanity with gratitude, grace, and love.
~ Christina

2020 ~ Breathing into the Mystery

This new decade beckons us to love what is, even as we transform our attachments to it and trust the process of our expansion and growth.We’re steeped in a time when the old ways of living are dying to what wants to be born, and the year’s first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse arrives on January 10th at 19 degrees Cancer to help us make these revolutionary – and evolutionary – shifts. Its maximum point is at 12:11 pm MST, just before the Full Moon peaks ten minutes later, at 20 degrees Cancer at 12:21 pm MST. As Pluto and Saturn come closer together and conjoin in Capricorn during this Lunar Eclipse in January, we are given the opportunity to encounter what happens when Mystery meets Reality.

When Pluto and Saturn meet in the sky, we are gifted with all that is possible.

At first, they glance furtively at each other, gauging their power and positions. Each of them feels secure in their stance and possesses a sense of pride in their sphere of influence. Saturn is the master of time, boundaries, and wisdom, and Pluto is the master of transformation, death, and rebirth; both are powerful in their own right.

They chance a longer, measured glance at each other and something else entirely emerges. A decision is made and they edge closer to each other while a vague sense of familiarity encircles them. The field of energy around and between them shimmers and flexes. It weaves between them, grows around them, and places them in uncharted territory. In this shared space, each of them feels stronger and more potent. Their understanding of themselves and their roles in the Celestial Universe morphs into something infinite and indefinable.

When Mystery and Reality dance together, everything is possible. When we breathe into the presence of what is, time, as we know it, ceases to exist. Awe, love, and appreciation seep into our awareness and our understanding of our place in the Celestial Universe shimmers and flexes.

If what we’ve built up until now in our personal lives and on a global scale isn’t working, we can call upon abundant celestial support to make positive changes this year. By first being honest about our beliefs and emotions concerning what we’re being called to restructure, we clear the way forward so we can engage in tangible, compassionate action steps.

Capricorn’s placement in our personal natal chart can guide us to where we need to evaluate our lives and release old ways of thinking, being, and living. Cancer’s presence shows us how to nurture ourselves through the challenges of embarking on this courageous journey.

This year, as we courageously step into the Celestial Universal field of possibility, may we glance at what is real and see the mysterious.

May we let curiosity bring us closer to each other and discover that our proximity makes us stronger.

May we be daring enough to hold the space for what is dying to do so.

And, when we’re steeped in infinite moments of awakened willingness and
authentic appreciation, may we welcome what is on its way.

With a deep and wide open heart, and infinite appreciation for what is, and all relations,
~ Christina

Capricorn’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse ~ Grounding into Love

2019 comes to a close with a celestial invitation to begin again.

Aspects of this month’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse on December 25, 2019 at 10:13 pm MST, highlight the themes that we’ve been working on for some time. Transpiring at four degrees Capricorn, the Moon and Sun join the South Node at 8 degrees Capricorn and oppose the North Node in Cancer, activating the way we care for ourselves and each other. Engaging in common goals with compassion and cooperation takes us to the higher levels of growth, expansion, and wisdom that Jupiter in Capricorn promises. 

An earthy trine to Uranus in Taurus reminds us that what really matters needs to be at the heart of our goals for the personal and collective win. To that end, connecting to the bounty and beauty of our shared home offers much-needed support. In these rapidly changing and challenging times, grounding the Earth’s energy into our hearts and planting intentions to nourish what we love serves us all now. 

With blessings of love, always.
~ Christina

Winter Solstice 2019 ~ Welcoming the Light and Wisdom of Capricorn!

Warm greetings to all those that follow and shine the light of the cosmos!

The arrival of Winter Solstice and the wisdom of the Sun in Capricorn blesses us at 9:19 pm MST on December 21, 2019. The Sun joins an impressive array of planets and points in Capricorn – Jupiter, the South Lunar Node, Ceres, Saturn, and Pluto. Capricorn symbolizes the limits of our current definition of humanity and this potent celestial lineup of personal and transpersonal luminaries asks us to go beyond them.

We’re being called to expand our current understanding of our role in creating our world, and to examine our willingness and capacity to become instruments of transformation. 

The Moon will be at 8 degrees of Scorpio as the Solstice heralds the return of the light, and it will form an exact trine to the North Lunar Node at 8 degrees Cancer. This aspect highlights the importance of  nurturing ourselves and each other as we change harmful ways of thinking and living on our planet.

An opposition from the Moon in Scorpio to Uranus in Taurus brings home the message to continue to cultivate what matters in our hearts and souls. Power and love emerge so that we can engage in dialogue and implement changes that take us to new places of discovery, vulnerability, and authenticity.

What I love about following the evolving journey of the cosmos is the profound sense of connection that I feel. To me, astrology reveals our abiding connection to each other and to a more expanded potentiality that we collectively agreed to experience from a higher place of consciousness. This place feels timeless – where the past, present, and future merge into an infinite field of possibility.

There is still much work to do, yes. And it’s true that the time to do it is upon us. Yet, with each chart that I study, I see that we’re making strides. We’re healing what is old and outworn, and we’re becoming more whole and perfect and wise in the process. I feel blessed to see a future brimming with light and possibility and it is with this spirit that I welcome the sunrise on Winter Solstice.

As I drum up the Sun with others of like hearts, minds, and spirits on this Solstice morning, waves of loving energy ripple across the planet and warm the hearts of our collective soul. The heartbeats of our drums and rattles reverberate through time and space and alert our ancestors and those to come that we’re present and willing to live, to learn, and to love on our collective journey of expansion. 

With great blessings and love. Always, love.
~ Christina

 

 

 

Gemini’s Full Moon ~ Starting the conversation

This month’s Full Moon in Gemini will call to us at 10:12 pm MST on December 11, 2019.

Ever curious, Gemini represents the perpetual student while Sagittarius symbolizes the teacher. This Full Moon may well bring answers to our questions if we are open-minded and courageous enough to ask them.

A T-square from the Full Moon in Gemini and the Sun in Sagittarius to Neptune in Pisces underscores the need for being open and willing to trust the guidance that we receive. It also encourages surrendering control and/or attachment to a certain outcome.

Gemini’s Full Moon also makes three inconjunctions to Venus, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn that need our attention. Unlike conjunctions where planets or luminaries partner with each other for mutual purposes, inconjunctions show planetary energies that don’t work together.

Imagine different relatives at the family table who won’t talk to each other – sometimes they need a guiding force to encourage amicable interaction. With some focus and willingness on our parts, this Full Moon in Gemini could spark the critical conversation we’ve been waiting for.

Capricorn has to do with maturity, wisdom, and responsibility. It represents the outer limits of our current evolutionary understanding. The Saturn, Venus, and Pluto stellium in Capricorn highlights boundaries and rights, values and love, personal and creative power respectively. Thanks to Capricorn, we are being shown our limits in each of these areas.

Another stellium in Capricorn (Jupiter, the South Lunar Node, and Ceres) underscores the importance of making the effort to show up and ask the tough questions.

  • What are the limits upon which our lives are built?
  • Are we content to continue to live within these boundaries? Or, is there more waiting for us?
  • What is possible when we suspend limiting, conditioned beliefs?
  • Who are we when we expand our beliefs about our power to co-create ourselves and what we experience?
  • What if we acknowledged doubt, regret, and/or blame about choices we’ve made on the way here and gave them a place at the table?
  • What if we agreed that we all bring something to our collective experience and decided that we wanted to contribute something more loving?

Here’s to continuing the conversation and stretching our limits of possibility…under the light of the Full Moon.

In 10 short days, on December 21, 2019, Winter Solstice will expand the lineup of Capricorn light in our skies and lives, and on December 25, 2019, the Capricorn New Moon and Solar Eclipse offer another fresh start. May we all take our places at the table and embrace the way forward with our collective heart.

With blessings, always,
~ Christina

p.s. December’s Advent Calendar of Inspiration from Nature and Souls that have blessed our Earth with their light continues to grow below this post. I hope that you enjoy breathing in the beauty that surrounds us on this globe that we are honored to call home.