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Embracing the Spirit of January’s Total Lunar Eclipse ~

Tonight’s Full Moon is expanding in the last half of Cancer’s realm now. It’s fast approaching the north lunar node and will tow it along as it waxes full and is totally eclipsed, in the beginning degrees of Leo tonight. 

I sat to write this post yesterday afternoon, at the exact moment that the Moon opposed Saturn in Capricorn and created a T-square to Mars in Aries. It got my attention. Since all I’ve been wanting to do lately is to practice radical self-care, I followed my instinct and did that instead. This morning finds me rested and able to share my musings on how to flow with the shifting tides of the Moon’s energy field.  

Cancer is the sign that the Moon governs. Imagine a caring nanny watching over her children as they learn to become who they are meant to be. The Moon does this for us, too, when we let her into our hearts and follow her lead from there.

Tuning into the omniscient guidance system of our emotional bodies not only smooths out the bumps on the road, but also elevates the journey. Mary Oliver, the beloved, brilliant soul who left this earthly realm earlier this week echoed the Moon’s truth in her poem, Wild Geese ~ “…You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” 

When we are courageous enough to take deep breaths, laugh with our little ones, cry over losses, and give shelter to ourselves when we’re in shadowy places, we are heeding and flowing with the wisdom of the Moon. She never misguides us. Instead, like the loving governess who has our highest growth and development in mind, she shows us the way forward.

Tonight, the way forward holds the promise of light.

As the Moon beams full in Leo, the role of governing our emotional bodies is given to the Sun, who will eclipse it and assist us in severing ties to that which limits our expansion.

Eclipses always offer a blank page for us to fill. What we splash upon it is up to us. Tears, Laughter, Love, Kindness, Presence, Courage, Fear, Trust…the keywords for Leo are “I will.” 

What will we surrender? 

What will we bring forward into the light?

Who are we willing to be? 

Are we willing to shine? 

When we express our highest will, we come to the center of the Leo/Aquarius plane and serve the whole of us, our greater family, where we shine like the Sun and love like the Moon.

Meanwhile, the Moon’s willingness to pull the North Node in Cancer along with it helps us to flow with the wonderfully watery trine to Ceres in Scorpio, where rebirth gestates, and Chiron in Pisces, where impeccable intuition, knowing, and healing awaits.

Here’s to splashing our truest, most beautiful selves all over the page ~ in all of our crazy colors and radiant light…bright or dappled as it may be.

With great love and blessings, always ~

for Mary, and our ever-evolving family of things…

By the Light of the Full Moon in Libra ~

Lunar Blessings in Libra on this last day of March ~

She squared Mars and Saturn in Capricorn early this morning (6:37 am MDT), while the Arian Sun that reflected her beauty hugged Mercury in its retrograde phase, heightening the polarity of self and other.

Whenever the cardinal signs of fiery Aries and airy Libra are activated, I’m driven to find the center point between myself and others.

Who am I?

Who are you?

And most critically – especially now – who are we together?

Her square to strong forces in Capricorn takes me to the landscape of boundaries and lines.

We draw them every day, every moment, as we create patterns in our brains – and our lives.
We constantly revisit and retrace old tracks of opinions, assessments, definitions, judgments, and we make decisions from our inner, comfortable landscape.

Unless…we allow space, which is one of Libra’s gifts, to permeate our conditioning.

Unless…we breathe into the silence of presence and consideration.

Unless…we dare to carve new pathways that create unfamiliar yet exciting new connections within ourselves and with others.

Consideration and Cooperation. Courage and Action.

If we’re open enough…

If we’re daring enough…

These are the blessings of Libra’s Full Moon, and what I wish for us, always ~





Creative Fire – Future Mind

The year’s first Total Lunar Eclipse occurs on January 31st at 11 degrees Leo. She’s Super (closest to the Earth) and Blue (the 2nd Full Moon in the month) – although, if we’re lucky enough to glimpse her, she’ll appear red during the eclipse, like the one pictured below. In the Mountain Time Zone, I’ll be joining her at 5:31 am in the western sky.

This powerful Moon joins Ceres, one of 4 asteroids that represent different faces of creative energy, at that same 11th degree of Leo. Ceres is known for her mothering and nurturing qualities, and she is fiercely dedicated to our growth. In Leo, she sparks us to bring our creative nature to fruition. What passions burn in our souls? In what ways do we seek to illumine the lives of those around us? How will we shine and warm others with our flames? Can we open our minds and hearts enough to be warmed by others?

The Moon’s Fullness in Leo comes from reflecting the Sun’s Aquarian glow, so our creative juices are best spent serving the whole of us, and not just for today, but tomorrow, and many days to come. The Sun will be conjunct Venus in Aquarius, inviting us to embrace love with impartiality and openness, and Juno, another asteroid that reflects the light of Spirit. In Aquarius, she supports us to suddenly manifest our hopes and wishes.

The Moon is also conjunct the North Node in Leo, calling us to strike the balance point between the best of Leo and Aquarius. Will we spark our creative fire to ignite our future mind?

Leo’s gifts are like that of its ruler, the Sun. It shines for all of life – and all of us – without expectations or conditions.  Aquarius offers gifts of impartial genius. Its ruler is Uranus, the great disrupter who snaps us to attention. It brings spontaneous inspiration and sudden changes that shake us out of our comfort zones. It asks us to take the hawk’s or eagle’s view – to see beyond the tiny stages where our individual lives play out – to distance ourselves from drama and connect to our collective sentient family. May we be like the Sun, nurture like the moon, see like the Hawk and Eagle, and co-create a world we love! 

Eclipses bring opportunities for fresh starts. This one, in fixed signs, serves to help us release outworn paths of yesterday – places where we dig in; routes that are worn out; mundane habits that we move through without awareness; routines, patterns, ruts, and grooves carved in our brains – individually and collectively.

Beliefs about ourselves, beliefs about others, and beliefs about our connections with others – especially those that we’ve held for eons – come onto the stage now.

How they play out is entirely up to us.

Which roles, if any, will we hang onto?
Which roles will we cast off to make room for what is inspired?
How willing are we to enter a new realm of what is possible for our future selves? 

With infinite willingness and blessings,

Luminaries among us ~ Falling into October 2015

Love ~Luminaryn., –
1) a body that gives off light, such as the Sun or the Moon;
2) a person who sheds light on some subject or enlightens humankind; famous intellectual





luminousAn evening with Jane Goodall as October opens inspires this writing and call to “each of us to do our bit.” Seated with her and 8000+ others in a moment of silence for those in Oregon’s tragedy that morning, the quiet power of love permeated the room. After greeting us with the hello of our chimpanzee relatives, she shared the path of her heart, where animals and the well-being of our planet Earth dwell in her unwavering embrace.

connectionHer simple, moving stories stirred the childlike wonder and sense of hope in all of us ~ from taking earthworms to bed when she was small (until her mother told her they need the Earth to live), to waiting in the hen house to see where eggs really came from, to her first connection with the chimpanzees she so carefully studied.
She went on to say that we could take infinite moments of silence for all of the violence around the world right now. To each other, animals, our home and planet.

To the question of why she continues to travel and speak 300 days of every year at the age of 81, she answers because she must. She is driven to share her message of hope and inspire each of us to make the difference we can in the small window of time that we have. She feels a surge of energy as she engages with others, particularly young people, in symbolic acts of kindness for our Earth, such as planting 10 trees and naming them after her first ten chimps, with others in Boulder that morning, or marching with over 400,000 others for climate change. There are countless more magical moments, but what I awoke with this morning was the memory that Jane was born in early April, which means her Sun is in the sign of Aries. In the post prior to this one (scroll down) I wrote about Aries, with its drive to survive, and Libra, its polar opposite sign with its commitment to harmony. At its highest frequency, Aries’ focus expands from itself to the whole, and it is completely committed to the survival of its species. Jane’s journey is a sublime example of living the potentiality of her life’s purpose. She demonstrates the harmony and perfection of coming to the center-point of one’s planetary blueprint – with the energies of Libra and Aries alone. I don’t need to know the whole of her chart to know that she’s living it with passion and courage, casting off light like the Sun or the Moon, for the survival and evolution of us all.
That she does so with such grace is our gift. 

light showWith deep gratitude to Jane, the luminaries among us, and within us, I bow in awe and reverence. To those of us who are here, now, shining our light and love in the darkest of rooms, I say thank you. Together, we shine brighter, and where there is love, and passionate action, there is hope.


October’s Luminous Journey ~

As our individual and collective light shines stronger, it illuminates what must change. In the months ahead, we can look for more transparency and continued transformation of structures that fall short of what lifts us up and makes our world a better place. We are being called to understand the truth and then bring it to life, both personally and collectively. In astrological terms, Saturn in Sagittarius has much to do with this shift. When Saturn, the teacher of discipline and limits, is in the sign that Jupiter (the planet of expansion) rules, it offers us a test of understanding. When we are out of sync, there can be an overdoing of what is wrong, and an underdoing of what needs to be done. At its best, we expand our understanding of our limits, and grow beyond them.

Meanwhile, Jupiter is in the sign of Virgo and is well-suited for the task of improving our lives and our world. When out of sync here, we may overemphasize Virgo’s analytical nature and engage criticism that limits our growth. The magic happens when we see things from both perspectives: what is right in front of us, and the bigger picture. In the animal kingdom, the medicine of mouse and hawk have equal value.

Planetary shifts this month ~
Mercury turns direct in Virgo on the 9th as Venus moves into the same sign ~
Mercury is at home here so we can look for common sense to emerge, and clarity in our communications with others – and ourselves. Venus in Virgo loves to serve. If our work is geared toward service from our hearts, we can avoid any sense of duty that Virgo may express.

New Moon on the 12th in Libra ~
Plant seeds that allow harmony to bloom. Let Venus shower them.
Our collective garden needs the Love .

Super Moon on the 27th in Taurus ~
More Venus energy illuminates what, who, and how we love, because Venus rules Taurus. A fixed sign, Taurus draws to it and builds what it holds dear. Time to celebrate what we’ve reaped by surrendering what needed to go at August’s Super Moon in Pisces, and the Aries Eclipsed Super Moon in September. What intentions did we whisper as we gathered to watch that spectacular event, or felt as the majestic photos circulated our world? What realizations, feelings and desires are coalescing and how do we bring them to life? These are the building blocks that Taurus knows well.

With infinite heart-light, may your October be blessed,






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