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Planting what you love ~ Blessings from the New Moon – and Uranus – in Taurus

Greetings from the place where earth meets sky ~

At 5:48 am MDT, on May 15th, the New Moon at 24 degrees Taurus trines Mars and Pluto in Capricorn and opposes Jupiter Rx in Scorpio. New moons bless us with divine openings to plant seeds and ideas, and to make plans. This one invites us to do so by working with
the energies of love (Taurus) and power (Scorpio) – in a way where compassion and unconditional love guide the process so that those involved and the collective are empowered, and higher wisdom prevails.

Uranus, the planet of sudden change, shifts into Venus-ruled Taurus and conjuncts Mercury. Together, they square Mars in Capricorn, and call us to pay attention to how we communicate our needs – especially when it comes to the urge to bring conclusion to something that we want to resolve – including the ages-old, ego-driven impulse to be right.

Coming out of fiery Mars-ruled Aries, Uranus’s sphere of influence shifts from our self-identity and self-expression to our value systems – to what we find worthwhile enough to possess – and, ultimately, whether or not we feel valued, appreciated, and loved. If there are areas where our return on our investment of energy falls short of what we truly want, we can look to Uranus to inspire change…ready or not!

Uranus’s energy is said to be beyond our control, and efforts to halt its impact can be futile at best and disastrous at worst. Fortunately, our ability to respond to changes that occur in our lives and our world, however they occur, is always within our control.

Here’s to sowing seeds that will grow our hearts’ truest dreams ~ the ones that truly matter ~ and doing it with intentional grace. 

New Moon Blessings,

Christina

 

27 degrees Aquarius ~ the New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse ~ and Us

I sit in the dark, silent space of the Balsamic Moon, just before she turns New, and the Sun is partially eclipsed tomorrow.

We’re in the late degrees of Aquarius now, where the sum of what we can accomplish together waits, ready to lift us beyond limits into the void of possibility.

If we are willing.

Are we willing to acknowledge our connection with each other?

What if we recognize – and celebrate – our inextricable humanity?

Balancing the Leo/Aquarius energies calls us to the center-point of self expression and the greater good. It requires showing up with courage, compassion, and acceptance.

Inclusion.

In this fertile place of awareness what we touch radiates from us like echoing beats of a ceremonial drum, stirring fresh patterns of light in our hearts, on the ground, in the sky.

We cannot go back.

We can only let go and rise into the void.

Together.

To create a new world.

I’ll see you there ~
Christina

 

 

January’s New Moon in Capricorn ~ answering the call

Tonight’s New Moon in Capricorn fortifies our forward momentum with the help of Venus’s embrace, and Saturn, Mercury, and Pluto in Capricorn. If we want to buoy our efforts with resolve, strength, and power, the time is now! With this powerful line-up of Capricorn energy, we’re supported to not only set intentions for what we love to be manifested, but to actually take steps toward making them real.

Want a daily yoga practice? Get on your mat! Want to share more of your light in the world? Shine on! Want to change the status quo? Share your positive ideas and energy with others! Want to ______? Fill in the blank, claim your power, and make your move!

As one of the strongest women of our time says, “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” Oprah ~

As we do this, let’s remember to bring the best of those seen and unseen who walked and worked before us along, because, let’s face it: we need all of the help we can get to make our collective leap. 

Here’s to stepping forward into a brighter day, for the highest good of all relations ~

New Moon Blessings,
Christina ~

 

 

 

December’s Gifts from Above ~

Before most of us in the western world rise on December 1st, 2017, Venus will already have shifted into the expansive, ever-wise sign of Sagittarius at 2:14 am MST – encouraging us to stretch ourselves in the areas and moments governed
by Love and Truth –

and, when it comes right down to it, isn’t that every area, 
and every moment? 


I cannot imagine a place, nor state of mind that wouldn’t benefit from the presence of love – nor from the love of presence.
  As more truths become exposed in our world, Venus in Sagittarius asks, “How we will meet them?” She implores us to step into our courageous feminine aspects and show up with love. Nothing more. Nothing less. 

Mars in Libra will oppose Uranus in Aries as the month begins so we have even more motivation to find and come from a place of loving kindness. 

Saturn has been helping us with the exposure of truth for some time now.

On December 3rd, at 12:34 am MST, Mercury, the Messenger planet of communication, not only joins Saturn in that mission, but also turns back in the end degrees of Sagittarius to enter a Retrograde period until Dec. 22nd. 
Keeping in mind the shadow period on either period of that timeframe – when Mercury passes the zodiacal degrees of its retrograde path, we know that Mercury in Sagittarius has been working in the background already – and will continue to do so into 2018. The shadow period for this  Rx cycle is mid-November 2017 to January 11, 2018. 

Rx Mercury in Sagittarius asks us first to seek and clarify the truth, then to understand and speak it. It helps us to see our paths from a higher place, and if we’re intelligent enough –
if we’re courageous enough – we’ll slow down, center ourselves, and then stand up enough to see, think, and speak from that vantage point. When we cooperate, Mercury’s gift is wisdom.

December’s Full Moon in Gemini is a Super Moon that adds to the excitement of the month’s first weekend. It peaks at 8:47 am MST, just after Mercury begins to slow down on December 3rd, 2017. The Gemini/Sagittarius axis is all about learning and teaching; questioning and knowing; seeking and expanding ~ always with wisdom being the subject.

Let’s roam – inside, outside, wherever ~ with open minds and open hearts!

If we’ve been noticing an increase in our sixth sense, we can thank both Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. Neptune went direct in November after a long retrograde period. On Dec. 3rd, Neptune squares the Full Moon, which could bring challenges if we aren’t tuning into and trusting our intuition. So, let’s check in, first.

Chiron goes direct on Dec. 5th. Chiron symbolizes the wise healer within, so we have even more encouragement to be compassionate with ourselves, which surely will radiate out to the world. Chiron in Pisces also reminds us to practice non-attachment when we may tend to taking things too personally. See the gift.

Mars, the fiery planet that helps us reach out for what we want, moves into Scorpio in the night sky on December 9th. Personal power and influence come into play and the power of and in secrets is emphasized. We can likely expect more of humanity’s underbelly to be revealed and we will do well to watch our need for control in personal relationships and interactions with others. Scorpio’s keywords are I desire – and Mars is an older ruler of Scorpio (the newer ruler is Pluto) so Mars is perfectly suited for ramping up personal power as it drives through the sign of Scorpio. Passion and intensity can help us accomplish amazing feats if channeled with intention ~ otherwise, watch out for Scorpio’s sting! It’s definitely a time to focus our attention on what we truly want! 

Five planets line up in Sagittarius for the New Moon on Dec. 17th, 2017 at 11:30 pm MST. Mercury Rx and Venus embrace the Sun and Moon on one side, while Saturn closes the circle on the other. If there ever was a time to plant seeds of truth that will culminate in our collective growth and expansion, this is it. 

A fiery trine from the New Moon in Sagittarius to Uranus in Aries and Ceres in Leo supports the activation and assertion of individual rights and freedom of expression in ways that feed our creative souls. It’s time to spark what inspires us, and to revel in the light.

Just before the winter solstice, Saturn will move from Sagittarius into Capricorn, emphasizing the importance of restructuring larger systems in our world, especially those that hold authority. Sifting through the truths that Saturn in Sagittarius recently revealed, we are now  asked to respond. How much authority will we continue to abdicate to those in power? How can we align with Saturn to restructure our collective boundaries? 

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to rise with the desert Sun with other kindred relations each morning – we sat in a circle around a bonfire as the Sun ascended into a sky
of pink, orange, and blue ribbons. In a simplified, yet humble and grateful way, we honored a native tradition of offering our prayers to all our relations. As we invoked the directions, swirls of white sage and flute song encircled us and cleared our minds so we could touch what matters. Doves, including the one pictured above, lined up to welcome the sun with us. As our hearts softened, we offered our intentions to the fire and the smoke carried our concerns, our wishes, our gratitudes upward. During moments like these, I’m reminded of what is right, and good, and true. Something stirs in my heart’s soul that transcends limitation and suffering ~ and all my relations are blessed by what I witness and what I open to.

The Winter Solstice is another sacred time for my soul, when the Sun’s light rises to the drumbeats of kindred souls and our collective heart beats in tune to something deep,
ancient, and true. This year, that sacred moment occurs on December 21st, at 9:28 am MST, when the Sun shifts into Capricorn. If it is true that Capricorn represents the outer limits of our evolution of consciousness, then let us stretch those limits more than what we believe is possible. Let us work together and help each other as we climb the mountain,
so that all of us can see, and know, and love what lies ahead. 

As the month ends, all of the planets will be in direct motion offering forward momentum. Here’s to aligning and running with it into a brighter world!

May all relations know what is true ~ May all relations know love ~
May all relations know more kindness and beauty ~

Many blessings, always,
Christina

 

October’s New Moon in Libra: Be the Eagle ~ Be the Dove

October’s New Moon in Libra brings us to the center point between ourselves and each other. The Moon and Sun in Libra oppose Uranus in Aries exactly, while they square Pluto in Capricorn. We’ll likely feel an urgency to find harmonious balance (Libra) as we express our unique selves (Aries) while reclaiming the personal and collective power that we’ve abdicated to others (Capricorn). The precision with which these themes are playing out in our world now is absolutely heart-rending. Love/Power; Feminine/Masculine; Receptivity/Activation; Peace/War. Even though our world of is one of duality, I am convinced that we can come to the center and honor the best of both/all sides.
I also believe that we are being encouraged and supported to do exactly that.

The Sabian Symbol for October’s New Moon at 26 degrees Libra is an eagle and a large white dove turning constantly into each other.

Eagle medicine is rich with strength, power, and wisdom, while the Dove’s power lies in its affinity for peace, gentleness, and innocence. Can we turn into the best of ourselves and each other?

Can we embody our strength and courage while being awake to the dynamic and transformative power of love and peace?

Can we – will we – value emotional and spiritual realms while walking on this Earth? 

When you infuse any situation or expression with love, it is forever altered. We are being encouraged and supported to alter our human journey now.

The Sabian symbol of an eagle and a large white dove turning constantly into each other calls for an active, dynamic integration of our values with our will, or desires.

What/whom do we love? Are our thoughts, words, and actions aligned with our answer to that question? Will we be the Eagle? Will we be the Dove? When will we embrace the expression of both of them? 

 

~ BE THE EAGLE ~ BE THE DOVE ~ 

Uranus in Aries is visible in the night sky now. Facing East, the direction of New Beginnings, may we invoke the innovation that Aries offers for the survival of all species, our world, our Universe.

The Orionid meteor showers are also at their height ~ go outside to a night sky near you and send gratitude to the ever-abundant and loving galaxy that lifts us out of isolation and into realms of connection and possibility. 

Most importantly, give love ~ give love to yourself, give love to your fellow humans, give love to all sentient beings ~ in our world and beyond.
Because the power of love, and its range, is truly infinite… 

Love and Blessings to all, always,

Christina

 

Grounding and Healing with Virgo’s New Moon ~

Earth's peace of mind

The moon slips into a void of course phase just as it becomes new tomorrow – Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, 2017, at 11:30 pm MDT, making this New Moon in Virgo a perfect time to ground, center, and heal ourselves and our world.

love's golden light

 

The trees shared here hold unique gifts for the shadowy side of Virgo, where worry and guilt can occupy more than their fair share of space in the otherwise proficient consciousness of Virgo. The essence of Aspen help to connect us to a sense of well-being, dispelling worry – especially about what is unknown. Pine’s essence helps us release guilt and embrace the art of forgiveness, particularly in relation to ourselves.

Connect to the forest floor.
Ground into the Earth as trees do.

healing pinesImagine breathing in the scents and energies of this aspen and pine forest as the Earth willingly heals what we release. In return, she generously fills us with strength to greet what the new day – and night – brings. As we ground into this moment, wherever we are on Earth, we connect to what calls to be nurtured, healed.

Virgo is the ultimate healer, dedicated to service of the Earth, first and foremost. When we renew ourselves in her realm, we come to know our capacity to heal, to serve, to grow. We emerge more upright, aligned with a more perfect – and accurate – vision of our potential.
May we embrace the wisdom of the forest, remain centered and peaceful, and spread abundant blessings on the Earth, always ~

grounding light

Sacred Waters of Scorpio’s New Moon ~

New Moons are a time to plant intentions, wishes, hopes, and seeds.

The New Moon in Scorpio today finds me wrapping my prayers
in the darkness of the Earth, not for my personal healing,

but for the healing of our collective Family of All Relations.

                           prayers                                


sacred water

Scorpio energy has a flowing, pulsating intensity about it ~ an innate desire and potency to create life by fusing the polar opposite energies of male and female. Its core energy signature is POWER. Opposite Scorpio in the zodiac, Taurus holds the stable, grounding energy of Mother Earth, that nurtures, nourishes, and feeds us. Its core energy signature is LOVE. 

During these divisive and polarized times, as we are transmuting the vast distortion of control and power on our planet, my prayers on this New Moon are planted deep in the truth of our potential to merge and embody Power and Love ~ with a deep commitment and knowing that both energies shall be fused until a new way of living emerges. In that new expression of being, our Collective Heart pulsates with the Power of Love, and Blessings flow to all beings ~
~ Christina

#prayersforstandingrock,#newearthessence,#ScorpioNewMoon,#poweroflove

bronze by Alan Houser: prayer for rain

 

Meeting September’s shifts…with gentle steps ~

A gentle cosmic reminder on this eve of the New Moon and Solar Eclipse ~ when Mars, my favorite Red Planet, partners with Saturn which squares Neptune. As if that square between what is dreamt and what is real needed a boost….may we plant our dreams wisely, my dear friends, and grow our world anew.
thoughts ~

 

 

greeting ~ This week (and the month of September) offers several potent celestial shifts ~ from Venus moving into Libra, Mercury going Rx, a New Moon in Virgo/Solar Eclipse, to Jupiter moving into Libra and a Full Moon in Pisces/Lunar Eclipse – to name a few.

I offer ~ for now ~ less words and more love.

With blessings that mirror the way the clouds caress the earth,
and the earth responds in kind,
~ Christina

July’s Moon Cycle ~ featuring Summer’s Growth ~

 

centerAmerica’s Independence Day dawns on
the New Moon in Cancer ~ the zodiac sign ruled by the same Moon that harmonizes the rhythmic tides of the oceans.
It is symbolic of nourishment, emotional sensitivity, comfort, security, family, and growth. I’ve heard that one can never tell how much something in Cancer will grow because its possibilities are endless.

Relying on the horoscope for America on this day in history, and following that sentiment about Cancer ~ as a country, we were born to grow. My birthday wish for Americans is that we grow in connection to each other and honor the elemental truth that there is far more that we share in common than that which separates us. May we live up to the United part of our name and think and act from the heartbeat that connects ~ and heals ~ us all. Then, may we understand and embrace the connection we have to the global pulse and infuse it with our compassion. 

Our collective growth starts within each of us, of course, so this New Moon and this Month of Cancer energies offers a perfect garden in which to plant and nourish our deepest personal seeds ~ from what feeds our sense of comfort and safety to our grandest dreams and wishes ~ and everything in-between.

We can look for an emotionally sensitive beginning to July ~ with Mercury in Cancer and a water trine connecting Venus in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. This translates to supportive energy that helps us (if we’re willing) to take what is personal up to the higher realms of trust, forgiveness, and surrender. Neptune in Pisces symbolizes above all else, Oneness. It is consciousness itself, that dwells beyond ego. Here, vivid dreams, artistic creativity, and enhanced intuition are ours if we enter with humility and willingness. 

An opposition to Pluto, the planet that rules personal power and transformation, lends an edge to the New Moon and encourages us to reclaim any power we’ve relinquished in terms of co-creating our lives and our world. In Capricorn, Pluto currently calls us to take back responsibility and call out abuses of power. If Cancer is the sign of infancy and birth, Capricorn is the wise elder who knows how to lead the way. Each dwells in us and awaits our attention and action. 

wholeness

Mid-month, the Moon waxes Full on the 19th, in the end degrees of Capricorn, shining the light on our choices, allowing us to see if we’ve stepped forward or back.

A T-square aspect to Uranus (the planet of sudden and often surprising changes) in Aries urges us to pay attention to the need for change. In Aries, Uranus stirs the independent warrior within who wants to blaze a new path. Will we ~ individually and collectively ~ allow our unique spirits to shine? Will we be the creative innovators that our world so desperately needs to contribute to a better future? 

The Full Moon in Capricorn brings a passionate embrace between Mercury and Venus in Fiery Leo ~ sparking us to express and love what makes us shine! Getting creative in our conversations and relationships with others is encouraged – and likely unavoidable!

Saturn continues to square Neptune, reminding us to surrender what isn’t working and reshape our beliefs to accommodate what does. What supports an expanded perspective? What limits can stretch – especially those that we’ve held onto long enough? This aspect is designed to help us adjust to a more inclusive worldview ~ our essential humanity, our relationship to others, the pulse of the Cosmos to which we’re all connected. Neptune in Pisces asks, “Can we let go of that which restricts our greater understanding of Unity and Oneness?” May we be united in our answer…

Happy Independence Day to each of us ~ may we be free to choose with our hearts, always.

With infinite blessings and light ~
Christina

 

February’s Leap of Faith ~ Opportunities Abound!

As we leap into the month with our hearts leading the way, we find February filled with opportunities, or Ops! In the crystallized skies of midwinter, the Aquarian Sun invites us
to swim in colorful waves of Light and shift our thinking as easily as the changing clouds.

Op #1 – We get an extra day to Live and to Love in this Leap Year of 2016!
How will we greet and embrace our bonus day?

Op #2 – The month opens with Saturn at 14 degrees Sagittarius, a potent astrological position known as The Great Attractor, where time bends and we can see the past, present and future. It holds this auspicious place through the 12th, so if we’re willing, we can shift into higher places of truth and wisdom that heal not only this moment, but also the his/her-story we carry with us and the one that future generations will continue to co-create.
12 days of absolute mind-bending possibility!
This Saturn is also in a cooperative relationship with the Sun in Aquarius, inspiring and supporting new, innovative thought patterns. In other words, as we engage what seems to be a stretch ~ we might be wonderfully surprised!

Op #3February 8th at 7:39 am MST, marks the arrival of the Chinese New Year, that always occurs on the 2nd New Moon after Winter’s Solstice. 2016 brings in the Year of the Monkey! With the forward, humanitarian-minded Aquarius energy of this New Moon, this event calls us to embrace the quick-thinking, witty, and fun-loving mind of the monkey. New Moon energy always supports new intentions and this one invites us to step outside of our norm into surprising new perspectives where our thoughts and actions reach way outside of our personal circles. What big ideas can we plant that serve our planet? And which ones inspire change in ways that inspire contagious fun?

What to watch out for during much of February ~ A square from the Sun (and the New Moon on the 8th) to Mars in Scorpio can distract us a bit. Look out for old patterns involving power struggles that may pull us into the past. As we stretch our thinking and rid ourselves of limiting thoughts and behaviors, we may trigger a need for control and security. The higher path helps us transcend the false sense of security that comes with asserting power over others, situations, etc. and into a new understanding of the power of co-creating with others, situations, etc. 

Op #4 – Jupiter remains retrograde in Virgo and continues to assist and support our efforts toward greater health, work, and service. This benevolent beauty remains retrograde  until May 9th ~ we can literally imagine and create our new physical versions of ourselves that allow us to fully serve according to our highest purpose – both individually and collectively.
I love that the symbol for a retrograde planet is this: Rx ~ Truly, retrograde planets are Universal prescriptions for a better way of life.
Jupiter Rx in Virgo is a prescription for expansion and wisdom manifested on Earth.

Op #5 – The Sun shifts from air to water on the 18th, at 10:34 pm MST, when Pisces draws us deeper into the mystery of emotion and sensitivity. Dreams are heightened on this night, and for the Piscean cycle ahead, so plant dream seeds and take note of the answers that are revealed. Tuning into and trusting our intuition is called for, and we are wiser for listening to and answering the call.

Bonus Op for Women!! I’ll be presenting a talk at Gifted Women’s evening in Arvada at A Touch for Wellness at 6:30 pm MST, on Thursday, February 18th ~ see my FB page for more details as the event draws near: https://www.facebook.com/NewEarthEssence

Op #6 – The Full Moon in Virgo follows shortly afterward on the 22nd, at 11:20 am MST. What did we plant on the New Moon that we want to keep, nurture, and grow? This Full Moon illuminates our abilities of analysis and discernment, especially in the areas of healing, serving and making choices. Responsiveness reigns over obligation and any sense of serving from duty.

As the month filled with opportunities and support to clarify and create our higher purpose on the planet closes with a bonus day, may we seek, find, and embrace the Lighter side of Life!

Enjoy, with Infinite Blessings, always ~ Christina

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