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Reinforcing Aquarian Inspiration

The second New Moon of 2021 invites us to look up and be inspired. The air is filled with possibilities for our collective evolutionary leap in consciousness. As each of us expresses and energizes our deepest hopes and wishes, our power to manifest them expands exponentially.
The New Moon on February 11, 2021 at 12:05 pm MST offers a lineup of seven celestial bodies in the fixed air sign of Aquarius.

~ The Aquarian Sun blesses us with the drawing power of perceived future possibilities. It motivates us to evolve, to make progress and to break physical limits and laws.
~ The Moon in Aquarius is a galactic, conscious channel of inspiration and ideas that serve the common good of all sentient beings. Our collective Soul calls us home.
~ The asteroid Pallas Athena in Aquarius is aligned with intelligence and awareness. She invites us to venture into the distant future with confidence and strength.
~ Aquarian Mercury gifts us with an inventive mind, impersonal thought and adaptation. The Aquarian mind has the gift to mediate between human and universal, galactic thought. Its retrograde motion calls us to pause and infuse our thoughts and words with these higher frequencies.
~ Venus in Aquarius turns our hearts to the frequency of unconditional love, and takes us into the realm of impersonal, non-possessive love. Our values are non-judgmental and self-worth is inclusive here, and life  and love for all are valued and absolute.
~ Jupiter in Aquarius helps us to expand beyond our normal limits by embodying our potential naturally and without effort.
~ Aquarian Saturn heightens our intuitive guidance and reminds us that each of us has the inborn right to be unique. Limits become broken or galactic and we know that we have the right to live beyond boundaries.

Signs in fixed modalities are self-sustaining and they substantiate activity. In the air element of Aquarius, this process occurs by the reinforcement of ideas. This New Moon cycle is the perfect time to ask ourselves what thoughts and ideas we’re reinforcing, and the square to Mars in Taurus calls us to make sure that these are worthwhile.
In other words, do our thoughts and ideas align with matters of the heart? 
Will our expression of them serve the common good of all? 
Here’s to breathing in the celestial gifts that stir within our hearts and minds during this New Moon cycle. Here’s to stretching ourselves further than we’ve gone before and then further, still.  Here’s to aligning with what is possible for all of us, for the collective body of beauty, light and form that we are, from the perspective of Aquarius. For the highest good of all relations.
With expansive blessings and love.
Always, love.
~ Christina

2021 ~ Restoring Harmony

One of the overriding themes of the year ahead is to restore balance and harmony to what is broken. We still have much work to do, as January brings myriad challenging astrological aspects that call us to consider our ability to respond to situations and the emotions they spark.
Maintaining a daily regimen of mindfulness serves us well this month and sets the stage for the individual and collective healing that the year ahead requires.

Since our greatest point of power, and therefore our work, is always in this moment, if we continually show up when discord stirs within and around us, we can see and own our shortcomings, flaws, doubts and misgivings. When we’re able to do this while incrementally increasing our expressions of self-love, our capacity to love others grows exponentially. This
is how the integration that 2021 is calling for will take place. Nourish self; nourish all.
This is a perfect time to keep clarifying what truly matters and nurture it as if our lives depend upon it. Hopefully, we find ourselves at the center of this exploration and our unconditional love and acceptance spirals outward and upward, expanding all that it touches.

The universe thrives on change and expansion, and we are as much agents of it as the celestial bodies of which we are made.
Here’s to daring to show up again and again as integrated beings of wholeness, perfect in our imperfection and willing to support ourselves and each other with compassion, grace and love.

With great courage and blessings, and always, love.
~ Christina

Full Moon in Cancer ~ Honoring light and shadow as 2020 comes to a close

As the Moon waxes full in Cancer tonight and peaks at 8:28 pm MST, I’m reminded of – and awed by – how much she affects and blesses us.
Her presence and power are constant, even as she changes form. Each of her phases shapes us in different ways, but she is always there, even when invisible.

A shape shifter of souls, she takes us on journeys across time and space. For this final full moon in Cancer during the year of 2020, I am called to honor her light, her shadow and her darkness, along with ours.

In her balsamic phase, when she’s dark and invisible, we dive deep into ourselves and our desires. Ideas percolate and gestate here, stirred by our attention.

With her seam of light, we are born anew, and her thin waxing crescent of potential awaits our impulses and intentions.
As she grows into her first quarter or half moon, possibilities increase and if we are awake enough to notice and wise enough to trust, opportunities begin to coalesce around us.
Half moons bring a sense of clarity and balance – tipping points where we can go this way or that, choose one path or another. It’s up to us to build our dreams.Momentum increases as she moves from her half moon phase into her waxing gibbous phase and the choices we’ve made are supported, regardless of our opinions, judgments, wishes or hopes.

When she waxes full, her light spills upon our path and beyond it – illuminating what is calling for realization and celebration while supporting our way forward.
In her waning gibbous phase, we begin to release what is not yet born and needs more time. Her third quarter phase is another tipping point, but this one turns us toward what needs to be trimmed and/or cut away for the next cycle of growth.

Her waning crescent helps us to surrender further and invites us to trust ourselves and the process of creation all over again.
With infinite gratitude, I recall all of the times she carried me across the expanse of night, helped me maneuver the terrain of what is felt but not seen, and emerge into the light of day.

The sense of what was, is, and will be possible fills me as I recall her surrendering in the western sky at dawn while the Sun, her partner in this dance of light and shadow and soul, claimed the day with me.

As her fullness shines upon us tonight and highlights the closure of this tumultuous year of contraction, growth and expansion, I bow to her demonstration of constancy in the midst of transformation and pray that we emulate her shape shifting brilliance for the highest good of all relations and sentient beings.

With infinite blessings of light and shadow and everything in-between,
~ Christina

 

 

 

A Winter Solstice Prayer ~

As Jupiter and Saturn partner together and invite us into a new era, may we be wise and brave enough to join them. 

May we open our minds and hearts enough to discover innovative solutions to global problems with the aid of Jupiter’s transit into Aquarius.

May we stretch ourselves beyond the limits of what we believe possible with Saturn’s support as it transits into Aquarius. 
With warm Winter Solstice blessings to all,
Always love.
~ Christina

Reflections on December 2020’s New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

On the eve of the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius,
here’s to reflecting on what is true for us and letting everything else
soften into the sacred space that we share with all sentient beings.

The Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Sagittarius peaks at 9:15 am MST/9:17 am MST respectively, December 14, 2020, and it brings us yet another opportunity to release our beliefs, language and behaviors that no longer serve our highest expression. 

As I align with the stars and ground to the earth during the final moments of the balsamic moon on the eve of this celestial event, I’m aware that I’m closest to my highest truths when I’m immersed in nature. Its authentic beauty takes me to a place of stillness that stretches beyond time and space ~ and plants me right here, right now. Centered here, my reach has no limits and everything is possible.

Here’s to each of us connecting to our ultimate truths and allowing others to do the same as we journey upward together.

Blessings always,
~ Christina

Gemini’s Lunar Eclipse ~ Embracing and healing our collective story with love

As the year draws toward its close and I pour over the lunar cycles and eclipses left before the days grow lighter on the Winter Solstice, I’m struck by these questions:

~ What if the stories of our collective past simply yearn to be acknowledged?

~ What if the burdens of lineage to which we’re tied desire nothing more than to venture out of the shadows into the healing light of our hearts?

~ How refreshing and profound would it be if we met current triggers of past traumas with a welcoming sense of gratitude instead of dread?

Maybe the season of giving follows the season of gratitude in a way that aligns perfectly with the higher truth of both states of being.

When we are grateful, we are generous.
When we are generous, we are grateful.
In both states of being, we are for giving, and we are blessed.

What if we embraced all of the personal and collective pain that is emerging now with the spirit of gratitude, generosity, and forgiveness?

Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse at November 30, 2020 at 2:43 am MST, helps us clear the way forward by encouraging us to let go of what is dying. With the Moon at the eighth degree of Gemini and the Sun opposing it in Sagittarius, this eclipse asks us to speak of what is leaving in a way that honors its truth even as we bid it farewell. If we can do this with words wrapped in love and gratitude in our hearts, we can harness the limitless power of the spoken word and embrace the expansive optimism of Sagittarius.  In two short weeks, on December 14, 2020 at 9:15 am MST, we’ll have another opportunity to continue clearing the way forward during the Solar Eclipse at 23 degrees Sagittarius. We’ll be called once again to open our minds and hearts to the higher truths of humanity’s collective consciousness and own our part in creating it. As we acknowledge and release our pain now, we’ll be more prepared to co-create a place worthy of our presence.

Here’s to mining the collective treasures of our deeper work and creating a new world where we abide in love together.With peace and light, for all relations.
~ Christina

Daring to merge with the magic of Scorpio’s New Moon ~

Never underestimate the power of doing nothing, of just going along,
listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~ a.a. milne
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If one can do nothing in the midst of spirited aspen relatives, all the better. ~ christina
Welcoming the spirit of Scorpio’s New Moon, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:07 pm MST.

Scorpio brings elements of magic to life. It allows us to hear what is unspoken, sense what is felt but not shared, and see beyond the present moment into the void of possibility.

This New Moon cycle in Scorpio extends cooperative energy to the Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn stellium in Capricorn in order to help us speed up our process of overturning ruts in our lives and on our planet. It sends a supportive current to Neptune in watery Pisces, further encouraging us to release and surrender that which is dead and no longer serves our highest consciousness.
Water and earth are feminine elements and new moons amplify receptivity. This is a perfect time to clarify our desires by tuning in to what we’re attracting, and to release what needs to be transformed into something else.
Sending deep and wide gratitude into the void for this season of Scorpio.
~ For the spaciousness found in allowing.
~ For the reminder to connect, receive and release.
~ For rebirth and the spirit of magic that reigns here, now, always.

With great blessings,
~ Christina

 

October’s Blue Taurean Moon ~ Illuminating the Power of Love ~

October’s end brings a Blue Moon on the morning of All Hallows’ Eve, at 8:49 am MDT. Her light is growing as I write this and her glow spills over my left shoulder. I spent the last Full Moon in Taurus in the sacred lands of Sedona, pictured below. As I recall the moment when the Moon claimed her place in the evening sky, my heart fills with a sense of hopefulness and possibility. I’m transported to the red Earth where our ancestors walked, danced, sang, prayed, and blessed the desert with tears of joy and grief. Halloween, or Samhain, is a time when the veil between worlds thins, when we honor those that have gone before us. Blue Moons, the second Full Moon of any given month, serve to thin the veil even more, giving us a rare opportunity to connect with the realm of Spirit on a deeper level than normal.

This Full Moon in Taurus, will be exactly conjunct Retrograde Uranus at eight degrees, while the Sun opposes them in Scorpio. Uranus is the planet of change and inspiration, usually sudden and beyond our realm of control. It’s transpersonal and invested in the growth of humanity. It implores us to consider what is good for the whole and motivates us to expand our personal Saturnian boundaries and limits.

In Taurus, Uranus aims to remodel our relationship to what matters to us. Practical values come to mind, but so do matters of the heart, for Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love.
Its retrograde position deepens this process of exploration and discovery.

If the lives we’re living aren’t aligned with our highest ideals, we’re likely to experience change. One of the key things to keep in mind when Uranus is activated is that while we cannot control circumstances and events outside of ourselves, we can definitely control our responses to them. When responsibility is understood as our ‘ability to respond’ it changes everything.

Opposite the Moon, the Sun in Scorpio brings us to consider power – both creative
and destructive. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation, whose power can be seen in nature during the changing seasons and in the cycles of life of all sentient beings on Earth. It carries the energy of water and forces what is circulating beneath the surface to show itself.

We can harness the power of opposing planets and luminaries by embodying the gifts of each one. Grounded to the Earth in the center of opposing forces, we are at our strongest and able to weather the changes that come our way.

This Full Moon in Taurus offers us the opportunity to stand in the center of love and power.It takes great courage to stand in love in the face of uncertainty. To know that love is the most powerful force on our planet, and to trust that when applied to any situation, it transforms and elevates the outcome.

As the Moon rises, falls, and waxes during the coming days and peaks on All Hallows’ Eve, I’m sending massive courage to all relations – past, present and future – to embody love
and power, for the highest good of all sentient beings.To our ancestors who illuminated paths upon Earth before us and continue to light the
way forward, I send infinite gratitude, blessings and love.

Always, Love.
~ Christina

 

Migrating to a place of peace with October’s New Moon ~

October 14, 2020 ~ It’s the balsamic phase of the moon, when my internal clock best aligns with the cosmos. When, instead of our early morning walk at our nearby mountain lake, my puppy, Rumi, and I go late in the afternoon and arrive just in time to hear the liberating call of migrating Sandhill Cranes that stirs my soul at least twice each year.I look up in time to witness their sky dance of peace and trust and all that is good as they crest a hill of pine trees. Hope swirls in my heart and my spirit lifts skyward with them as they dip, flow and dive – their formations leaving calligraphic imprints of wonder in the atmosphere. I’m transported. Together, our spirits head South, where the energy medicine of childhood, healing and growth reside. Where innocence calls us home to play. Together, we bask in the freedom that comes with faith, and then, without notice but with unbridled joy, we circle back,
as if to say this place is perfect, too.

Rumi and I come home and it’s still light, but barely. I’m placing the body of another winged one that I discovered in our forest after high winds upon a natural altar of quartz under an old fir tree when I hear another wave of cranes. I’m blessed to witness their jubilant recital above me again, as I bid this smaller relative of theirs farewell.

Winged ones hold a sacred place in my heart and in our world. Angels, archangels, birds, butterflies, and pollinators of all kinds call to me often, filling me with awe and appreciation. In this state of grace and receptivity, I know that all is well. I know that there is perfection in each moment, and that the truth abides here and now, always. We’re simply invited to show up.

I align with and follow the dance of planets and celestial bodies in the same way that I align with and follow the winged ones. I’m ever grateful for the moments of synchronicity when the messages I receive from the charts I’m reading find their way into the lives of those seeking celestial wisdom and connection before we meet.

For me, astrology is ultimately a language of validation and possibility, and being attuned to the natural world allows us to bring astrology to life. It centers us, and when we’re centered, we exist at the core of the divine celestial plan that we co-created. Here, we’re surrounded by the energies of all the planets and luminaries in the cosmos, and everything is possible.

It is from this space of expansion and faith that I welcome the gifts of October’s New Moon.  ~ The New Moon that arrives Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm MDT at 23 degrees Libra, the Venus-ruled, cardinal, airy sign of equilibrium, harmony, justice and love. Libra represents eventide, when the veil between day and night thins just enough to shift our perceptions.

~ The New Moon that opposes Retrograde Mars in Aries, and ignites our expression of warrior energy to reach out for what we desire. Since Mars is retrograde, we should consider our desires carefully.

~ The New Moon that squares the Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto stellium in Capricorn, and encourages us to continue to acknowledge and release what trips us up as we aim to learn from, expand and transform the structures that limit our growing, evolving consciousness and way of being.

~ The New Moon that arrives just three days after Mercury entered its retrograde journey in Scorpio, the sign of transformation and power, and dares us to pause, listen and trust the truth when it shows itself.

~ The New Moon that implores us to come to the centered space of our hearts. Where the “I AM” energies of Aries and the “WE ARE” energies of Libra co-exist in balanced harmony together. Where all relations are elevated because each of us is at the center of our journey, gracing the unified whole with our presence.

Where my journey is yours and your journey is mine. Where – if we’re present and humble enough – we can be carried skyward with the migrating cranes and merge with the mystery and magic of the cosmos.

As Rumi and I go outside after the twilight sky fades tonight, we hear a third flock of cranes overhead. Their collective song draws me to Jupiter as it emerges in the southern sky and confirms what I know to be true: We are one ~ and blessed beyond measure to dwell together on this sacred Earth, our Mother. Here. Now. Always.

With great love.
Always Love ~
Christina

Autumn Equinox 2020 ~ Pausing for Beauty

The moment that we migrate into Libra is one of my favorite times of the year. Maybe it’s because I’m Scorpio-born, but the crisp chill in the morning air shifts my soul to soften into what is more than any other season.Libra represents the time of day when we surrender the day to the evening, when dragonflies give way to bats and stars emerge to show us the way forward, despite the approaching darkness. It marks the year’s turn into Autumn, when nature winds down and prepares to rest. Venus-ruled Libra symbolizes harmony, balance and cooperation, and it gives us an opportunity to coexist in ways that align with love.

At a time when it’s challenging to remain in the grace of appreciation, I’m moved to share some of the gifts that Autumn’s arrival has blessed me with this year. These beings, great and small, take me into the space of now instantly, and I’m ever grateful that I’m blessed to live my life immersed in the wonder of Colorado’s natural world.
From watching bees and the the summer’s last hummingbirds share nectar from the same fuchsia plant, witnessing a Robin, Pygmy nuthatch and Townsend’s solitaire quench their thirst at our birdbath at the same time, surrendering our garden to passing wildlife, being surprised by a lone bull elk grazing at dawn, to marveling at a murder of crows as they soar over the backdrop of twilight – each moment I spend in nature fuels me to face yet another day of uncertainty on our planet.

May these moments allow us to pause and appreciate the beauty of life, and may we collectively emulate the harmony that exists in nature for the highest good of all relations.

With great blessings of love, always.
~ Christina