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Expanding into the Light of the Full Moon in Sagittarius ~

The Gemini New Moon cycle that we’re currently in culminates in the fullness of 25° Sagittarius on Monday June 17th, 2019 at 2:31 am MDT, during the dark hours of the morning. She’s joining Jupiter on the way so we’re likely already feeling the pull to become more of who we want to be.

Later on Monday morning at 9:13 am MDT, the Moon will shift into Capricorn and show us how far we’ve come…or how far we have yet to go!

Since the universal law of attraction holds that what we focus on expands, this Gemini Moon cycle that began on June 3rd inspired me to celebrate and appreciate the blessings that surround me everyday. The abundance of beauty and magic in the natural world is boundless and with my attention and appreciation, its energy expands my Soul well beyond what I can see and touch. To glimpse some of these moments of inspiration from Nature and to get my blogpost updates, see my Facebook page here. If you’re feeling inspired to like the page, know that it’s appreciated!

Mercury, Mars and the South Lunar Node are currently in Cancer, inviting us to feel into the flow of a stream of heart-centered consciousness. They oppose Saturn, Pluto, and the North Lunar Node in Capricorn showing us the limits of our evolution.

Nurturing ourselves with authenticity and absolute love brings us to the center of the polarity of Cancer and Capricorn and allows us to grow into our potential as human beings.

Dropping into our hearts allows us to feed the seeds of possibility
that we’ve planted for eons.

We can think of all things in Cancer as infantile and needing care and attention. If we look to Nature for inspiration now in the west, we’ll see new babies of various species emerging on wobbly legs and untested wings making their way forward into the world.

Like them, we all have a universal need for unconditional love inside of us and crave support to explore the world without fear. Imagine that we cared for ourselves in the same way that we’re instinctively driven to care for those newly born.

What tenderness would appear and fill our moments?
What growth would we experience?
How much expansion would we know?

If Cancer is infancy, Capricorn is maturity, wisdom, and experience. It represents the pinnacle of achievement that comes from taking personal responsibility for our lives and the world that we are co-creating. When we express the best of both of these energy signatures, we become exponentially powerful.

Nothing less than this is being asked of us now:
to empower, express, and embrace new versions of ourselves
and the world that we share with all sentient beings.

May we expand together and enjoy the journey
to a brighter expression of love, life, and joy…for all relations.

With overflowing appreciation and blessings, always,

Christina ~

June’s New Moon in Gemini ~ Creating Space to Receive our Dreams

As with most New Moon posts, I write this in the balsamic phase of the moon where ideas gestate before birth. Tomorrow, in the dark just before dawn, the New Moon will form at 4:02 am MDT at 12 degrees of Gemini.

I’ve spent part of this weekend reconnecting to Source Energy at a workshop where Abraham and Esther Hicks shared wisdom from the non-physical realm. The other part was spent in my garden and forest around my home. Happily, inspiration and ideas are within my reach again.

Like many humans in the Abraham Hicks workshop, I was in grave need of inspiration; it has been waning for me personally – and many of us collectively – during these shifting times. In perfect alignment with the law of attraction that rules our Universe, the messages I received did not disappoint.

With deep gratitude to Abraham, Esther, her team, and others in the workshop, I wish to share some of the gems that emerged as we welcome the New Moon in Gemini.

May these paraphrased ideas from the workshop stimulate new thoughts, ignite new conversations, and inspire all of us to receive what is possible – and to be what is possible.

Growth and expansion will happen. Experiencing joy along the way is a choice. Gemini loves choices! Gemini and its ruler Mercury also love learning. Here’s to aligning with their energies and choosing to expand our perspectives with joy!

Where is joy waiting for us? Gemini also loves to have fun, so let’s go there this month!

There is a vast difference in receiving a thought and thinking a thought. Empowerment comes from receiving what comes from our Source energy. When we enter the present moment without expectations, we’re able to receive the ideas from our dreams.

Are we creating space to receive? Or, are we constantly thinking and stopping the flow?

Trusting the images and ideas that we get is pivotal and waiting to act until we’re guided to do so increases the flow of blessings that will follow.

When we insist on knowing the way forward and struggle to make things happen, we interrupt the co-creation and emergence of our dreams. This is especially important now, as the New Moon in Gemini connects to intuitive Neptune and expansive Jupiter. Intuition comes when we’re open to receiving it, while forcing things shuts it down.

The mutable signs of Gemini, Pisces, and Sagittarius are accentuated during this Moon’s cycle, so embracing cooperation, flexibility, and a willingness to change our ways of thinking into the arena of being and allowing aligns us with the flow of life and love.

Immersing ourselves in nature, meditation, and/or anything that fosters presence and joy helps us enter the realm of receptivity. Grounding into the Earth helps us connect our heads with our hearts, bodies, and spirits, and this is especially important this month.

Boredom is the opposite of momentum toward what you desire, and it often comes from fear of making wavesFinding magical places to daydream is always recommended, but this month it becomes paramount. Without expectation, be open, attentive, and curious in your daydreams and see what shows itself.

What do you desire? What makes your spark of light shine?

Inspiration has always come to me from Nature, usually through the lens of my camera. Wayne Dyer shared a thought that resonated with me when he said that photographs contain and convey vibrations of energy, and those that gaze upon them are lifted to a higher place. From a place of deep and wide inspired love, I plan to share an image of something from our natural world for which I’m grateful for during each day of this New Moon cycle on my New Earth Essence Facebook page.

What inspires you? What are you appreciating now?

I’m appreciating basking in the present moment and realm of possibility again, where I notice love and beauty in the world, and I’m ever thankful to spread it around so that it expands…for our common joy and well-being.

Thank you for receiving what is possible with me, and for shining your light, always.

With Abundant Joyful Blessings
~ Christina

Celebrating the Earth and the Beauty of Taurus ~

The clouds are heavy with mist and rain as my bare feet sink into the Earth. Her strength, resilience, and completely unconditional acceptance grounds me into this sacred moment of grace.

The Sun moved into earthy Taurus this past weekend, and it joins Uranus at 2 degrees there today, on this 49th Annual Earth Day.

In Venus-ruled Taurus, we’re reminded to cultivate beauty and turn our hearts to what truly matters. While Taurus wants to take its time when it comes to remodeling our value system, Aquarius-ruled Uranus charges the air with a sense of unlimited possibility and inspiration. It asks us to ground into our vision of tomorrow and pave the way forward by building lives that will sustain not only ourselves, but also our human family. 

Meanwhile, Venus, Chiron, and Mercury form a stellium of supportive, self-preserving energy in Aries, calling us to care for and heal ourselves along the way. The waning Moon in Sagittarius moves closer to its conjunction Jupiter as it opposes Mars in Gemini and forms a T-square to Neptune in Pisces. Freedom, expansion, duality, and forgiveness continue to remain available to those willing to serve our higher collective calling. 

Here’s to growing together, for our common good ~
Blessings, always,
Christina

 

 

 

 

April’s New Moon in Aries ~ Weaving Ourselves Alive

…as are we.

The Sabian symbol for this month’s New Moon at 15° Aries is An Indian Weaving a Ceremonial Blanket in the Light of the Setting Sun.
As Dane Rudhyar reflects on this imagery in his book, An Astrological Mandala, he muses about spiritual seekers being “robed in the Universe…the Great White Robe of interwoven stars.”

Weaving my story with this New Moon, I conjure the warmth and comfort of my woolen blanket on a chilly May dawn so many years ago, and yet, here, now. The juniper in my circle of prayers casts its twisted shadow on the rocky earth as the Moon’s silver light bathes the backs of buffalo mothers and babies, dark cocoa and cinnamon, grazing on fields winking with mica. In that timeless moment of contemplation and surrender, what was, is, and would be coalesced into a heart-stopping void of grace and awe.

We are all robed in interwoven stars, weaving our way together. Every thread we’ve touched, lived, breathed, spoken, held, loved, laughed, rejected, grieved, and released is part of our living and evolving tapestry. As is every thread that waits for us to grasp it.

Here’s to weaving our lives with open hearts across time and space, for the love of all that is life.

With timeless blessings,
~ Christina

Opening to the Creative Celestial Flow of April ~

The Sun and Chiron in Aries continue to stir life within and around us, while the Moon (along with Venus, Mercury, and Neptune in Pisces) calls us to feel into the mystery.

Strong currents of creativity are showing up for those daring enough to court them.

As the early degrees of the personal signs of Aries, Taurus, and Gemini are visited by Chiron, Uranus, and Mars respectively, we’re encouraged to continue healing, valuing, and expressing ourselves.

Fortunately, engaging in the arts to express the raw emotions that may emerge now can help ease some of the pressure that comes from diving into the deep end, where evolutionary leaps in consciousness are made. Dance, Poetry, Acting, Painting, Journaling, Sculpting, Music, and Song are just a few of the endless ways to play with these energies.

Some of us may have noticed a shift recently as Mercury moved direct at the end of last week, although clarity can still be a bit elusive as Neptune and Mercury remain close for awhile longer.

Still, as the old ways are released, we can take comfort in the absolute certainty of certain things. Spring follows winter. What is planted sprouts. Intuition grows as it is trusted.
Life finds a way. Love magnifies when given and received, and we all win.

With blessings of life,

~ Christina

 

March’s New Moon in Pisces and the Wisdom of Adaptability

As Mercury begins its retrograde journey today at 29° Pisces, it’s encouraging us
to surrender old issues and wounds, and it’s amplifying its message by tugging on
Chiron at 00° Aries.

While it’s true that we must begin again in Aries in order to grow, the messenger planet is asking us to make sure we’ve cleaned everything up. Even – and especially – the stuff we’re not consciously aware of: the stuff gathering dust in dark corners, the stuff we revisit in our dreams, the covert stuff we’d rather not discover or accept.

The courageous ones among us will tend to our inner whispers and dreams. The wise ones will cultivate patience, meditation, and allowing. Then, when the timing is just right, we will begin the process of gestating the ideas that are calling for fresh air and light.

Tomorrow morning, on March 6th, 2019, at 9:04 am MST, the New Moon joins Neptune and Vesta in watery Pisces, and sextiles Mars in earthy Taurus and Saturn in earthy Capricorn on either side of it. It also creates a T-square to Juno in airy Gemini and Ceres in fiery Sagittarius, while it squares Jupiter in Sagittarius.

The nature of this Pisces New Moon is watery, feminine, and mutable.

Mutable – adjective– liable to change.

The importance of adaptability was made clear to me as I recently traveled with a friend to the high desert of Sedona just after a record snowstorm. Witnessing the miracle of desert rock formations draped in thick snow, I felt that Mother Earth was quenching her thirst, and I drank in her beauty as I walked with extra care upon her.

 
As the snow melted, it traveled through rising creeks as sunlight danced with joy upon the swirls and pools that refreshed prickly pear cacti, twisted juniper, and pinyon pine. Forgoing
our plans for long hikes on sacred lands, we breathed into the beauty that presented itself around us and
flowed with what was. 

We’re living in a time where the Universe is asking us if we’re sure of ourselves. And sometimes (often, it seems), it nudges us to choose again. The ability to notice and heed the nudges is at the heart of this New Moon’s gift…and gifts are best when received with open hearts. 

Here’s to receiving the abundant blessings of adaptability and flowing with grace ~

With great blessings and gratitude, always,
~ Christina

Grounding into February’s Full Moon in Virgo

Celestial bodies continue to encourage us to evolve with more shifts this month…

Chiron moves into Aries on Monday the 18th, at 2:10 am MST, calling forth our courage. Surrendering our wounds while Chiron was in Pisces allows for our inspired expression now.

The Sun slips from Aquarius to Pisces that same afternoon at 4:04 pm MST. Pisces holds artistry, unity, and mastery in a chamber of mystery. Tapping into our dreamscapes enriches our journey on both sides of the veil. The capacity for healing to occur in our dreams
is heightened now, and great power can be found when we intentionally engage it.

Meanwhile, the Moon waxes toward fullness and will rise at 8:53 am MST on Tuesday, February 19th, at zero degrees of Virgo. It forms an inconjunction to Chiron at zero degrees Aries, and invites us to heal old, lingering wounds around self-confidence. It trines both Uranus at 29° Aries and Mars at 3° Taurus, connecting 2 elements of earth and fire, and 3 modes of operation: mutable Virgo, cardinal Aries, and fixed Taurus.

Grounding into Earth is important now. Virgo’s Full Moon shines a light on what works and what does not. It loves efficiency, order, logic, process, and routine. It rules the areas of our lives that are conscious, earthly, and health-oriented. While Pisces, whose sunlight it reflects now, loves poetry, flow, intuition, being, and mystery. It rules the areas of our lives that are unconscious, artistic, and spiritual.

By bringing Spirit down to Earth through our thoughts, words, and actions everyday, we demonstrate the powerful perfection of the Pisces/Virgo energies. February’s Full Moon in Virgo spotlights the dreams that we’re manifesting. Do we like what we’ve created enough to celebrate it? Do we move through our days consciously? Gratefully? Gracefully?

A recent winter retreat found me basking in the bits of sunshine splashed on these sacred mountains where the Ute Indians once dwelled in peace. Walking by the flowing river by day, soaking in the healing mineral springs by night, seeing eagles, coyotes, a flock of bluebirds, families of deer, and more crows than I could count, I was reminded how easy healing is
when I’m present, and how generous the natural world is with its gifts of beauty and grace.

One of my walks led me to a medicine wheel where a prayer cairn holds a magnificent bronze eagle that was dedicated to Dennis Weaver upon his transition to the Great Mystery. People who visit this memorial park are invited to place prayer cairns upon and around the wheel. Serenity enveloped me as I entered the space, and like the eagle, my intentions rode a thermal wave of energy skyward. It’s a quiet place of power, this park, where humans and nature coexist peacefully in harmony and hope. February’s Full Moon in Virgo will find me celebrating this state of grace ~ where our co-creation reflects the mystery and the mastery of life perfectly.

Blessings, Always, For All Relations ~
Christina

Welcome February ~ inhale love, exhale joy, repeat…

Feeling feisty as February begins? You’re likely not alone, as the month kicks off with some fairly provocative energies – football reference not intended, but hey, if it fits…
We’ll do well to watch out for impulsivity, impatience, and knee-jerk reactions with strong Mars energies activating in Aries, and quickly approaching Uranus there.

When we’re not counting to ten and taking deep breaths, we can tap into the creative fiery trine between Uranus and Mars in Aries and Venus in Sagittarius in the first few days of the month.

Jupiter will join the fiery flow soon enough just after the New Moon on the 4th, so engaging in something creative and fun that feeds our spirits – while not overdoing it – brings expansion.

More to come on the New Moon at 15° Aquarius on February 4th soon! For now, here’s to taking a collective deep breath of higher love, and exhaling joy.

Waning Gibbous Half-Moon in Scorpio Blessings ~

At 2:10 pm MST today, January 27, 2019, the waning gibbous moon will reach her halfway point at 7° Scorpio. She will make an exact square from to the Sun (and an almost exact one to Mercury) in Aquarius and form a T-square to Uranus in the end degrees of Aries.

As one of many squares that are in the skies right now, this one, between the airy masculine energy of the Sun and the watery feminine energy of the Moon, emphasizes our challenge to connect to what’s important in the bigger picture of our lives, for the collective win.

To encourage our evolution even more, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn square Mars in Aries. All of these strong planets and signs want their way, so tensions could mount and/or erupt. Neptune in Pisces also squares Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius, pitting more feminine watery energies against male fiery ones.

Fortunately, where there are challenges, there are always gifts. Today, these include a watery trine from the Moon in Scorpio to Neptune in Pisces inviting surrender, flow, faith, and love.

Fiery trines between Mars and Uranus in Aries to Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius lift our level of love and understanding higher, as we find new, cooperative ways to assert our individuality where all involved feel a level of freedom. 

An out-of-element trine between Chiron in the end degrees of Pisces to Ceres in the beginning degrees of Sagittarius fosters healing. Ceres shows us how to nurture and mother ourselves – in Sagittarius, expansion and freedom are gestated. If we flow with this restorative current and have fun with our self-care routine, we’ll receive the liberating gifts of unconditional love. We can embrace this healing flow even more if we get outside in nature. 

Finally, an exact cooperative sextile between Saturn in Capricorn to Neptune in Pisces helps us bridge the gap between what is real and what is ideal.

How can our higher selves show up in our daily lives so that we flow with our divine plan?

What dreams can we manifest when we consciously work toward them?

What can we surrender to become love?

Blessings, always ~
Christina

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 ~
Christina

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