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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 spark what inspires us, and to revel in the light.

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 to climb the mountain, so that all of us can see, and know, and love what lies ahead. 

May all relations know what is true ~ May all relations know love. 

Many blessings, always,
Christina

 

Growing Lighter ~

Coming soon to a night sky near you ~ can you feel her energy growing?
On December 13th, 2016 at 5:05 pm MST, the Moon waxes Full in Gemini.

Which questions will we pose to Sources wiser than ourselves in order to expand our consciousness? Instead of expecting answers that are black/white – either/or – yes/no, can we consider those that honor both/and?

Can we entertain the idea that the answers we seek lie within the questions?
And then, can we trust the answers to which we are guided?

Here’s to our connection to and expansion of the Light ~

Full Moon in Aries ~ dreaming and co-creating a new path ~

explosion of love

What if the volatility of October’s Full Moon at 23 degrees Aries, that bumps up against Uranus (the planet of surprising and inspiring events) and squares Pluto (the planet of utter transformation and the busting up of old, worn-out systems), and Mars (the planet of reaching out for our desires), resulted in an explosion of LOVE? 

Uranus’s energy pattern implores us to expand what we know. It inspires us to stretch beyond our current boundaries that may have once had their usefulness, but no longer serve our growth.

Uranus rules the zodiac Air sign of Aquarius, so if we consider those we know with Aquarian natures, we likely conjure out-of-the-box thinkers, who often seem to dwell in a world very different than most. Ingenuity is theirs, along with inspiration to see and create solutions that serve the whole of humanity. Now, imagine Uranus, with all of those qualities and impulses, in the innovative and survival-oriented sign of Aries. Uber-confident, fiery Aries is intent on paving new pathways for others to follow for the survival of self-identity, yes, but also, ultimately for the survival of its species. Surely, if we are to survive, the best of both expressions must be cultivated.

This Full Moon in Aries, on October 15th, Saturday night, at 10:23 pm MST, illuminates explosion of lightthose paths, and invites us to open new doorways to opportunities beyond our imagination, individually and collectively. It squares Pluto in Capricorn, which is perfectly poised to draw our attention to the systems of power and control that need to crumble in order for new life to emerge and flourish. It would be hard to deny that our larger limiting systems of power and control are breaking down in the world. Fortunately, there is increased awareness and transparency of the abuses of power in our world, and many of us are responding to the call to reclaim it. The elevated aspects of Pluto in Capricorn lead us to the wisdom of harnessing the power to co-create our experience and our reality. There is no place for victim-consciousness or remaining stuck in a cycle of blame. Instead, the square in the sky between places power in our realm, and allows us to choose our way forward with our thoughts, words, and actions. Since Pluto is currently conjunct, or next to Mars in Capricorn, the square from the Full Moon amplifies the strong desire we may feel to bust through our limiting belief systems and the structures in the world that keep them intact. Mars may add to our sense of urgency and volatility at this time, so taking care to pause and connect to our collective desires – where everyone wins – aligns us with the wisdom and honorable nature of Capricorn. 

Finally, the Sun in Libra, whose Light illuminates the Full Moon in Aries, must become part of the conversation. Libra: where the scales of balance are weighed; where Venus has her say and the Laws of Love and Harmony come into play; where beauty abides and everyone is valued equally and unequivocally, and we all win.  

What if, as all of these cosmic energies arrange themselves, we choose to see their alignment for our greater good, and then focus on the abundant opportunities to
stretch, bend, and grow our collective heart? 

what if?

It is here that I will meet you tomorrow night, sleeping in the glow of Libran light cast upon the Arian Moon, dreaming and co-creating a new path,
for the good of all relations…

With infinite blessings to all,
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

 

the mutability of things ~ Summer Solstice 2016 ~

On this eve of Summer Solstice, as a snow-white thunderhead catches the last flicker of light from the Sun tucking into the mountains in the West and edges closer to the dancing Red Planet in the South, I am reminded of the mutability of things.

solstice eveThe clouds have been speaking to me lately. They speak of how moistened air instantly shifts what it touches and what we see; they speak of how our beliefs can change with the speed of thought; they speak of how our yearning to converse and connect with others is as deep and necessary as our need to breathe; they speak of how each phase of the breath (the inhale, the pause, the exhale, the pause) are integral to the whole – the essence of the breath. Without any one of these components, they say, the breath – would not be. Without one, the other would not be. Without the other, one would not be.

air

Tomorrow’s Full Moon (June 20, 2016) brings all things mercurial to light just before dawn in the mountains of Colorado (5:02 am MDT). At the end degrees of Sagittarius and Gemini, we’re invited to celebrate what we’ve learned and the myriad ways that our awareness has expanded. A Grand Mutable Cross between Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune emphasizes the value of flexibility, of changing our fixed patterns of limiting thoughts and beliefs, and flowing into that expansion. What if the patterns that shape our worldview were not fixed? What if we could, quite literally, lighten up? What if we approached obstacles with a breath of fresh air? These are the questions that drift before me now.

Most especially, this one: What if we trusted our highest truths? The ones that honored the relationship of the one and the other?

earthcrew

Later tomorrow (June 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm MDT), the fluctuating nature of the Sun in Gemini will give way to the Lunar-ruled nourishing ways of Cancer, marking the longest day and the Summer Solstice in the western world. By then, the Moon will have left Sagittarius and entered the wise and mature realm of Capricorn. The Sun and Venus will caress each other in Cancer, helping us to feel our way through it all – through the tears, the joys, the beginnings and endings, the life and the loss. Their joining will support us in honoring each phase of our evolution – each part of the collective breath that we share as
ever-growing beings on this planet, our home for now.

The Grand Mutable Cross will still be in alignment and the question remains – will we?
As we are shown what is and what isn’t working in our lives and our world, (as Mercury in Gemini, and Jupiter in Virgo are want to do) and what foundations that we stand upon are too rigid or limiting for these changing times (as Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces are known to bring up), how will we respond? As our ‘reality’ (Saturn) encounters our ‘ideals’ (Neptune) how will we reconcile the differences, if we find them? How willingly and gracefully shall we bring the truth to light? 

With growing faith in the mutability and beauty of things – and our Earthship Crew –
I send infinite blessings in the pauses of each breath on every cloud ~ christina

 

Gemini’s Illumination, Mercury’s Shift, and the Full Moon!

As the Sun dawns in Gemini on Friday May 20th, at 8:36 am MDT, I want
to acknowledge and thank its ruling planet, Mercury, which has been imparting all
sorts of lessons during its second retrograde (Rx) cycle ~ of 4 this year.

Personally, I’ve been on a bit of a cosmic hiatus (especially recommended if Mercury is Rx in
a sign opposite your own, i.e. Taurus) and I’ve been observing the lessons of the Messenger planet. During this receptive time, I’ve been taking in what has been coming in the way
of intuitive hunches, whispers, and dreams.

simplicity

In that spirit, look for my monthly newsletters and posts to align with the energy of the Sun as it shifts into each zodiac sign, rather than at the first of the month.

We’re moving from Grounded, Fixed, Earthy Taurus into Intellectual,
Mutable, Light-hearted, 
Airy Gemini,
so get ready for some stimulation ~

 

That said, as Mercury winds up its retrograde cycle, before it stations direct and begins to
go forward early on Sunday, May 22nd, it is still a perfect time to continue to practice a calm and present state of being. If we haven’t noticed it already, retrograde Mercury encourages
us to nurture an inward journey, where we cultivate ideas,
visions, and dreams
without necessarily acting on them.

This isn’t to say that we have to become totally passive in our daily lives, but forcing our
way forward can be fraught with obstacles from misunderstandings and miscommunication
at best, and all-out conflict and/or failure of our intended operations at worst.

One critical thing to cultivate during any Mercury Rx period is clarity. This can be
an inward look at what we intend to convey, followed by a simple check-in with those
we’re communicating with, such as asking, ‘did you understand what I mean?’
This goes both ways, of course, meaning that we can – and ought to – clarify the intentions
of those around us. Again, simply saying, ‘this is what I heard, is this what you mean?’ will suffice. In this way, we support the mutual win.

baby

All of this is especially important as we move into the Full Moon in Sagittarius this Saturday, May 21st, at 3:14 pm MDT.

Gemini and Sagittarius are two of the 4 mutable signs – another reason to be flexible, to flow with changes in plans, and to surrender control. They both have to do with learning and teaching, with Gemini being the perpetual student and Sagittarius the wise teacher. Seeking higher truths is emphasized with this Full Moon, as is expanding our belief systems, and busting through what limits our evolution in terms of consciousness. 

Full Moons in general carry a certain amount of heightened potency and volatility. This one holds even more of that intensity thanks to a conjunction with the Warrior Planet, Mars, which is retrograde in the early degrees of Sagittarius.   

If cultivating clarity and patience wasn’t a priority during the last few weeks, it ought to be high on our lists this weekend.

trio

Mars is the planet that helps us reach out for what we desire ~ when it is retrograde it helps us clarify what we want. In expansive Sagittarius, the last thing Mars wants is restriction – so we shouldn’t be surprised if we feel more urges to go after what we want – nor should we be surprised if others want their way too. Again, clarity is at the heart of the solution.

In short: Breathe, Ground,
Count to Ten, Repeat.

Seek the higher truth. Walk – better yet – dance the higher path.

This weekend, as Mercury stations direct before it turns around, and the Full Moon joins Mars, may we seek the peaceful, blissful path. And may we cultivate the lessons from these past few weeks as we set out to manifest the dreams and visions that emerged from our Hearts ~   

desert sun


As Emerson said, “Scatter Joy!”

To that end, may we follow the lead
of Nature, and enjoy these bits of
Her happiness scattered throughout
this 
post ~ and our world…

smile

 

 

…because he also said,
“The Earth laughs in flowers” ~

 

with Endless Smiles, Laughter, & Blessings ~
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

watercolor sky

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Playing with the Light ~ Leo’s Full Moon & Aquarian’s Sun

higher being ~

Playing with the Sun’s Aquarian Light today as the Moon waxed toward her Full expression in Leo this evening ~ and look who showed up!
The Aquarian energies of the future beckon us to engage our Light in new, forward-thinking ways that lift up our human collective, while Leo invites us onto the stage in all of our JOY!
How WILLING are we to engage?  How do we desire to SHINE?
Play On, Shine On, Fellow Light-Bearers! 

lightplay ~

November’s Garden of Grace ~

Greetings from the Garden,
The Half Moon in Leo is suspended in the sky of time as a soft wind stirs the reflections of grasses and trees in the pond at my feet. Streams bubble with delight and a reclaimed tree split in half lengthwise supports me as I notice and absorb these gifts of Sacred Earth. At my back, a Pinon Pine’s aroma calls me to attention; on a peach tree to my right, clusters of banana-shaped leaves, a mix of burnt umber and crimson, tremble ever so slightly.

November arrives…and invites us into the wisdom of transition.

This is the time of Scorpio. Her regenerative power is palpable here, where she beckons the garden dwellers deeper into Mother Earth’s womb. Trusting her mysterious depths where transformation occurs, they surrender completely to the rhythm of life.

How perfect then, this union of Mars and Venus today, November 2nd, where the sacred balance of action and reception takes place and wholeness emerges. With this cosmic couple in Virgo along with Jupiter, what we desire, reach for, and embrace is amplified.
Virgo: where perfection comes from practice; where service rises from choice;
where we shine Spirit’s magnificence on Earth ~ manifesting our Divinity with our
humble expressions of Humanity.

Jupiter in Virgo blesses our potential to heal even more in the coming days, as it opposes Chiron in Pisces on November 3rd. Chiron has been called the ‘wounded healer’- if we shift that to ‘wise healer’ it opens a world of possibilities and restores faith, which Pisces has in abundance. Intuition is amplified now ~ whispers are louder ~ gut feelings stronger ~ the quieter we get, the more answers we are given. This is the power of Jupiter and Chiron when we come to the center of their opposition and honor both energies.

November 11th brings a New Moon in Scorpio and asks us what we can drop into the depths of the Earth. What can we surrender to the mystery? What needs to be released so that we can be transformed, reborn?

On the 18th, Neptune, the planet of Unity and Oneness, goes direct in Pisces. Thinning veils surround us now, offering access to deeper knowing, the power of forgiveness, and a growing awareness of the common threads we share in the tapestry we are co-creating.

Scorpio gives way to Sagittarius on November 22nd as the Sun illuminates truth and wisdom. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and offers expansion. As our willingness to see beyond our current view stretches, so does our reach.

November’s Full Moon in Gemini graces the day before Thanksgiving, when many of us in America gather in gratitude with those we love and celebrate our blessings, Wednesday, the 25th, at 3:44 pm MDT. Light-hearted and quick-witted, this Moon’s light stimulates conversation, open-mindedness and joy!
In honor of Her arrival, I offer heartfelt gratitude to all of the signs of the zodiac, the planets that rule them, and the unique ways that they show up at the table, through us. After all, we are blessed with each and every one of them, to some degree!  😉

Thank you, Aries ~ for saying “YES!” to adventure
Thank you, Taurus ~ for creating a path of beauty
Thank you, Gemini ~ for your unceasing curiosity
Thank you, Cancer ~ for sharing your heart-shine
Thank you, Leo ~ for lighting the way with joy
Thank you, Virgo ~ for demonstrating exquisite discernment and sense of purpose
Thank you, Libra ~ for holding sacred the middle way
Thank you, Scorpio ~ for seeing through illusion and taking us deeper into the mystery
Thank you, Sagittarius ~ for expanding into wisdom
Thank you, Capricorn ~ for your steadfast determination to succeed
Thank you, Aquarius ~ for inspiring the future ~ now
Thank you, Pisces ~ for being Spirit on Earth

In the garden on this perfect Autumn November day, I’m seated on a bench with a plaque that reads, Every day is a gift. There is something magical about having leaves of gold and crimson drop upon and around you. Their crunch under tiny sneakers running in the courtyard. Halves of flowers hanging, waiting, on their stems. A Black-eyed Susan with just one bright yellow petal radiating from its center. Couples, young and old, holding hands, simply smiling at the day. Mothers and their adult daughters, fathers and their adult sons. A four-year old girl toting 3 toddlers in a large plastic wagon, happily asking, “Which way?”
One of the toddler’s gaze locking with mine as he takes it all in: the leaves drifting, fluttering to the ground, gathering, and starting a new conversation; my pen on the page as the wind stirs and turns it. Gardens. Holy Places. Sacred Earth. Every day is a gift. Yes. And a prayer.

Prayer for Rain ~

 

November ~ a month of renewal, where gratitude transforms us, and wisdom emerges ~

Blessings, Gifts, and Prayers, to All ~ everyday,
Christina

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‘Prayer for Rain’ bronze sculpture by Allan Houser
Denver Botanic Gardens, November 11, 2011.

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love ~ hanging in the balance ~

super moon sunset ~ equilibrium

super moon sunset ~ equilibrium

Libra ~ With its ruling planet Venus, this zodiac sign understands that when two or more options, opinions, or pathways exist, harmony can still be sought out – and experienced. It is wired for harmony and balance. Its keywords are ‘I weigh’…and it will do just that – sometimes to the dismay of those waiting for a decision! Chances are good, if Libra is operating at its higher frequency, that the decision will benefit all concerned.

 

Aries Eclipsed Super Moon ~

Aries Eclipsed Super Moon ~

Aries ~ With its ruling planet Mars, is
much more interested in having its way. It is wired for survival and owns the keywords, ‘I am’…indeed, it is – and it does!
These are the two energies that are largely in play now, with the event of the super moon
Lunar Eclipse yesterday, and in-between 3 super moons in a row (Pisces last month, Aries now, and Taurus at October’s end). At its best, Aries is attuned to the survival of more than itself…

love ~ hanging in the balance

love ~
hanging in the balance

…which brings us here, now. Centered between the best of both signs, we strike the sacred balance. We know that our survival and expression, is inextricably connected to that of others ~ the whole of us ~ and we honor that knowing with our actions. Aries embarks on new paths. Libra not only joins, but invites others with heartfelt sincerity and love. Harmony takes it all in, and smiles.
With the strength and passion of Mars, and the softness of Venus, may all lives be blessed, and balanced. ~ Christina

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