Category Archives: Full Moon

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.

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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.

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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

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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

#balancedlove,#newearthessence,#lovewins

September’s Cosmic Shifts ~ Super Moons x 3 ~ Shine On!

Golden Journey ~Golden Harvest Greetings!

The Super Moon in Pisces on August 29th (at 12:35 pm MDT) emphasizes making our dreams become reality because it illuminates both Pisces and Virgo energy. On the Sun’s side, we find Jupiter, expanding what we focus on; on the Moon’s side, we find Neptune, taking us deeper into the mystery and the emotional waters of life. Given the amplification of all things emotional, we’ll do well to watch for ‘over the top’ reactivity. Staying centered on Earth while connected with the world of Spirit offers peace and enlightenment. To make the most of these energies where surrendering and co-creating merge, we might consider keeping a dream journal along with our list of goals to reach. This Pisces Super Moon is perfect for preparing us the next two Super Moons(in Aries and Taurus) and the eclipses to come. Letting go of whatever is not working is highly encouraged! Imagine that…

Virgo-Pisces TIP ~ if the question “Whose responsibility is this?” surfaces, look into a mirror, then smile at your reflection! It’s all about choices – seeing ours, and if necessary consciously choosing again… and granting others that same right. At its best, Virgo learns from all of its mistakes – er…choices!

Two planets end their retrograde cycles this month, even as Mercury begins its own.
Venus moves direct in Leo on the 6th, so we can look for more forward motion in all things Venus related: beauty, love, comfort, pleasure. Think ‘law of attraction’ and draw what is valued closer. Making what we love real is Venus’s specialty; in Leo, all the better if it brings illumination and helps us shine!

Pluto moves direct on the 25th, in Capricorn. Pluto moves slowly, so it will be in Capricorn for a while, where it aids our evolution by helping us break down – or through – power structures that keep us stagnant. On a personal level, its shift supports areas of transformation that help us expand and grow.

September 13th brings the New Moon in Virgo (more co-creation opportunities!) at 12:41 am and a PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE shortly after that at 12:52 am. Fresh starts, clean slates, and new perceptions prevail. Again, Virgo/Pisces is on stage helping us make what is unconscious conscious. A nod to Chiron helps us tap into intuition and support from beyond this realm – and assists our leap of faith to manifest our biggest dreams. Look and listen for insight from higher places and keep that dream journal close!

Mercury turns retrograde this month from September 17th to October 9th. Beginning its turn at 15º Libra, it conjures the image of the center of a teeter-totter where balance is struck. What if, when faced with two opposing viewpoints, instead of wrestling our way through the fray we found a way to acknowledge both? At its best, Libra seeks harmony and peace. In our world of duality and contrast, it offers respite, solace ~ breathing space. Remember standing in the center of the teeter-totter until it was suspended equally on both sides? This is the mental game to embrace as Mercury retrograde gives us pause. In the middle – where suffering is neutralized, instead of pitting opposites against each other –
we give both sides room to simply be. Think compassionate detachment when things seemingly ‘breakdown’.

Autumn arrives on the 23rd as the wheel spins into Libra at 2:20 am, the home of harmony, peace, and equilibrium. Gathering our harvest ~ again, with compassion ~
is supported now.

Back to the Super Moon Energy! September’s Super Moon on the 27th at 8:50 pm MDT follows the peak of a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE at 04º Aries at 8:47 pm MDT. Aries is where the zodiac wheel begins again and is all about a fresh start; this event amps up the energy of survival, emergence, and living out loud. Ruled by Mars, it commands self-expression. Libra, which hosts the Sun now, is ruled by Venus, and implores us to consider relationship. The challenge? To honor others while simultaneously honoring the self…or conversely, understanding that honoring the self truly honors all – if our intentions are pure and unconditional.

That takes us through September – the month of harvest – may yours be both beautiful and bountiful! More good stuff to come in October when the Super Moon in Taurus helps us build on what we’ve gathered. Until then, I’ll be sleeping and dreaming with these three Super Moons and sharing what shows up!

Many blessings, always,

Christina

#supermoonshift, #newearthessence, #PiscesFullMoon, #VirgoNewMoon #solareclipse, #lunareclipse

 

 

 

Abundant Love ~ July’s Invitation

July opens with a joining of Jupiter, the benevolent planet of expansion and fortune, and Venus, the planet of love, attraction and beauty as they partner in the western sky. In the fiery sign of Leo they trine the Moon in the final degree of Sagittarius for more expansion before it waxes full in Capricorn on the evening of July 1st. Fire trines refer to the flow of energy or Spirit and this one ignites the expansion of Spirit, as it manifests through us ~ especially in the areas of love, abundance, fortune, confidence, and creative expression.

In a universal affirmation of abundant blessings, July bestows two full moons upon us, the first on the first, and the second on the last day of the month, in Aquarius, the sign of humanitarian efforts, inspiration, friendship, genius intellect, and galactic limits where everything is absolutely possible.

Full Moons are typically times of completion and celebration, when intentions planted at the New Moon come to fruition. Capricorn symbolizes the outer limits of our current level of maturity, so the expansion we engage and/or allow now helps us stretch those limits. Aquarius’s reach is boundless, so the more we stretch our beliefs, and let go of those that hold us back or limit us, the easier it will be to shift at month’s end, and through the rest of this year, which is full of opportunities to grow, transform and actualize our potential.

Capricorn FullnessCapricorn’s Full Moon (8:19 pm MDT) is the perfect time to put the expansion we’re experiencing toward the realization of our goals. Or, if we’ve already done so, to celebrate our accomplishments! In Capricorn, we know the benefit of working toward endeavors that are worthwhile, providing we let go of things we do out of obligation that weigh us down. So, even if there are tasks that must be done, of which life is full, finding a way to appreciate our capacity to do them honors and engages the nature of Capricorn’s gifts. Perhaps opening to a state of gratitude for those in our lives that we serve can shift us from a place of duty or burden that is indicative of the lower, more limiting vibration of Capricorn. With the presence of Love
so strong during this Full Moon, reaching that blissful and content place of appreciation is entirely possible ~ especially as we look with gratitude to the western sky and embrace the gifts that Jupiter and Venus are offering us.
Their partnership continues through the month so we can open our arms and hearts to love each night, literally amplifying our blessings!

Mid-month brings a potent New Moon in Cancer on July 15th (7:24 pm MDT) where we get to feel into our dreams, plant what we want to grow, nourish what we love, and trust our heightened sensitivities. Mercury, the messenger planet and Mars, the warrior planet, join the Moon and Sun to amplify the emotional nature of Cancer and the real need to express our feelings. Trusting our guts and honoring our feelings while realizing others have the same abilities and rights, is paramount with this strong Cancer line-up. Letting go of old emotions that keep us stuck is also important because New Moons are fertile periods where whatever we attend to grows. In Cancer, we seek and require nourishment ~ when we do so from a place of strength and authentic vulnerability instead of neediness or co-dependency, we honor the power of Cancer, and support the growth of our our Hearts and Souls and our collective Family.

The second Full Moon in Aquarius on the 31st (4:43 am MDT) illuminates what we’ve nourished. Planting big dreams pays off with this Moon of Possibilities where limits are invisible. Aquarius is the most humanitarian sign in the zodiac ~ making friends with inventiveness, possibilities and opportunities ~  that serve the whole of us ~ honors the gifts of this Moon. We can reach far, believe, and become the potential we imagine.

With Abundant Enthusiasm, Bright Joy, and Deep Love,
~ Christina

#JupiterVenusLove, #newearthessence, #FullMoonBlessingsx2!, #JulyForecast

ShiftToday’s New Moon in Airy Gemini joins Mars and the Sun for ideas, conversations and efforts to shine! Mars amplifies the impetus of the Moon’s cycle for charting new courses, making new connections and enlivening ideas. Look for inspiration and opportunities everywhere ~ and then learn from all of them! This powerful stellium in Gemini links to Uranus in Aries in a most positive and cooperative way so it boosts any changes we stir up that bring innovation to life.

Strike the conversation ~ even if it is in your own head! Then let the mutable energy of Gemini move through your connections with others. As I write this, the element Air stirs the landscape and transforms the valleys, forest, and mountains. Shifts in perspective abound.

Embark on untraveled trails and ignite new neural pathways in your brain! Take a chance! There really is not much to lose when an attitude of learning from everything is embraced.

So many factors are lining up in our favor, waiting for us to leap. Look west in the evening sky for more inspiration from Jupiter and Venus, lining up ever closer in Leo. Jupiter offers benevolent expansion and Venus is all about the energy of Love.

When we Expand Love, Everything is Possible ~ and Everyone Shines ~

Expansive Blessings!

#NewMoonPower, #newearthessence, #Upliftmentbeckons,

 

June’s Celestial Spark ~ Be Inspired!

Spirited Greetings!
June’s Full Moon inspires us on the 2nd at 10:19 am MDT in Sagittarius, as she sparks a Grand Fire Trine between Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Leo. Trines support energy flow and fire refers to spirit. Aries serves to motivate while Leo wants to create and shine. Sagittarius pulls both toward expansion. Voila! Inspired Life!

on fireIn addition to the stars sparking the fire within early this month, we have an abundance of Gemini energy awakening our curiosity with the Sun, Mercury retrograde, and Mars together in this mental air sign. Gemini loves to question the status quo and name things. Words, definitions, labels, and stories are emphasized now so watching what we think and say is especially important. If thoughts become things, then many thoughts become many things. To Gemini, attention is energy, so we can make the most of this mentally active time by attending to what we focus on. Where do we place our energy and what do we create by doing so?
Once again, I’m reminded of the energy that we leave behind as well as what we carry with us. Which thoughts result in the experience that we want to live, and how does the story we’re creating affect the other characters involved? What is our energetic footprint?

The duality inherent in Gemini lends itself to comparisons and contrasts so it can be easy to become distracted or even obsessed with measuring up or falling behind. Instead of a good/bad, either/or perspective, it may be helpful to embrace a more inclusive outlook of both/and. This point of view will flow well with the motion of Neptune as it turns retrograde in Pisces on the 12th, just after Mercury goes direct in Gemini on the 11th. As the planet of oneness, unity, intuition and faith, Neptune helps us to connect with and accept the perfection of our higher selves completely. From this centered loving place of acceptance, it is easy to embrace inclusiveness and extend kindness to all.

More celestial highlights to come in my Summer Solstice Update ~ Until then, may your Spirit be Uplifted, Inspired, and Blessed ~

From Earth and Above,
Christina
#grandfiretrine, #inspiredlife, #spiritedlife, #newearthessence

“Yes, We May!” ~ 2015 ~

awakening softly Remember the childhood game “Mother May I?” Contemplating our relationship with Mother Earth and each other as the Sun radiates in Taurus’s earthy, Venus-ruled realm of Love makes me wish we would consult Her in that simple way before we take all of our steps, whatever their nature: baby, half, full, giant, slow, fast, jumping, skipping, spinning, running, scissoring, cart-wheeling, forward, backward, sideways…

What would Mother Earth’s “Yes, you May!” look like if our steps were grounded in love and service to Her and the lives of all of her inhabitants, including ourselves and each other? What if we considered the effects of our choices before we made them, the weight or lightness of our thoughts before we spoke them, and moved in harmony with the heartbeat we share with Mother Earth and all relations?

If the patterns in the sky offer any hints, it might look like a way out of old patterns that pit opposites against each other by finding a solution in the middle, where both sides are seen as part of the same whole. It might look like merging Love and Power, the energies of Taurus/Venus and Scorpio/Pluto, respectively. In the middle, instead of denying one and/or wielding the other, out of fear of rejection or feeling left out or less than, we have the potential to realize and manifest the Power of Love. Here, loving our power allows us to know, embody, and become the absolute, omniscient essence of the power of love.

Highlights of May’s cosmic patterns include much encouragement for this shift in consciousness.

The Full Moon in Scorpio on May 3rd at 9:42 MDT, brings the Scorpio/Taurus opposition mentioned above to the table. Whether we see things as a confrontation or a conversation, a battle or an embrace, is up to us. We could get distracted by the T-square to Jupiter in Leo which wants to expand our creative self-expression…
…or, perhaps we may bring that energy into the dance and see how our illumination helps others shine even brighter. Perhaps we may let Jupiter’s light shine on our shadow places where power is played out in ways that weaken our collective. Perhaps we may gather enough of the Love that encircles and infuses our world to courageously transform and transcend old, habitual, conditioned responses that limit our highest expressions.

The messenger planet, Mercury, moves into Gemini, the sign it loves and rules just before May 1st, encouraging us to ask the questions and collect the data that allow us to evolve. Its opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius invites us to stretch our understanding of spiritual limits, where we realize that we are spiritual beings having human experiences. Their opposition forms another T-square – this one to Neptune in Pisces. We could trip over old tendencies to escape via addictions and repetitive habits that inhibit our expansion and feed a ‘victim/martyr’ mentality or ‘us vs. them’ mindset…
…or, perhaps we may use Neptune’s gifts of sensitivity, forgiveness, unity, and mastery to trust our process of spiritual growth and expand our reach into realms beyond our current beliefs. Perhaps we may employ intuition and faith to help us reframe our questions and redefine our limits.

Perhaps, when Venus moves into Cancer on May 7th, we may feel secure in our expressions and experiences of love, power, and unity. Then, perhaps, when Mars moves into Gemini on May 11th, we may name and claim the information needed to create the relationships we desire.

Perhaps, when the New Moon hugs the Sun in Taurus on May 17th, at 10:13 pm MDT, we may plant new seeds and dreams: ones filled with integrity and values worthy of our best selves – our most-loved, expansive, spiritual selves.

Perhaps, when Mercury turns retrograde in Gemini on the 18th and remains so through June 11th, we may pause with it instead of resisting or blaming it (or others) for what we perceive to be delays or obstacles. Perhaps we may redefine how we see, create, and receive support, and trust the guidance that shows up, however it shows up.

Perhaps, as the Sun shifts from earthy Taurus into airy, thoughtful Gemini on May 21st, we may ask the best questions…and know unequivocally that the answers always follow, for they are held within each one.

May marks a month of fertility and festivals, where new life emerges from the depths of Mother Earth, and flora and fauna blossom in celebratory song.
Mother, may our choices and steps reflect your Love?
Yes, they may!

With infinite blessings from somewhere in the middle,
May we Unite in Peace,

Christina

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