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Summer Solstice 2020 ~ A Turning Point Whose Time Has Come

As the sliver of the waning moon pierced the eastern sky before dawn this morning, I was immediately struck by how much power a thin curve of light can hold.

My new moon muse typically visits me in her dark balsamic phase – the silent, pregnant space of potential. This month’s new moon cycle seems to require the alchemy of that silver slice of luminescence, so I find myself sitting with the Summer Solstice/New Moon/Solar Eclipse chart as a steady rain pulses outside. It drives the abundant pine pollen of the mountains to the earth in rivulets of gold and green so that new life may emerge.

For me, each Equinox and Solstice brings its own magic. They are turning points in time where we welcome and celebrate the seasons that shape our lives.

This Summer Solstice brings three potent celestial events together to support our continued, much-needed growth and expansion. Summer Solstice, marked by the moment when the Sun moves into Cancer, will occur at 3:44 pm MDT on June 20, 2020. Then New Moon, Summer Solstice and an annular, “ring of fire” Solar Eclipse will converge during the midnight hour, MDT, on June 21, 2020 in the northern and western hemispheres, at zero degrees of Cancer.

Five planets, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, are retrograde during this time, drawing us deeper into the realms that they govern: communication, love, beliefs, limits, and power, respectively. Neptune will soon join them, taking us deeper into the realm of spiritual unity.

If we need more impetus to make the sweeping changes that are upon us, it can be helpful to understand that eclipses in general provide thresholds. Solar ones, which occur only when the moon is in its new phase, intensify the call to step out of what is known into uncharted territory.

While the Solar/Lunar activity is centered in the cardinal sign of Cancer, it makes an exact inconjunction to Saturn in Aquarius. This aspect indicates a need for bringing incongruent ideas to the table and giving them each a voice.

Cancer is a cardinal modality and intent on reaching out to express its feelings and primal need for security. The Sun and Moon in this sign have everything to do with living in a safe, secure way that nourishes the heart and the child within.

Aquarius is fixed, and more interested in attracting what it needs, convinced that it will be provided for as it exists in the realm of possibility. It also has an abiding awareness of the interconnection and interdependence of the family of sentient beings in this and other realms. Saturn in this sign has galactic limits and knows without a doubt that what is old and outworn has no place in the brave new world of opportunity, where all beings can flourish.

These are the seemingly incongruent energies that are calling to us now.

~ Are we willing to trust what we feel in our hearts and then to take action born out of compassion?

~ Can we meet our own needs while supporting the needs of others?

~ Will we be courageous enough to offer everyone a seat at the table?

~ Are we ready to cultivate love, the most potent and abundant healing power on our planet?

Here’s to affirming, on this Summer Solstice of 2020, that the answer at the forefront of our collective mind is yes. Unconditionally yes.

We will embrace this turning point whose time has come.

With great love, blessings and prayers for fresh, brighter new beginnings, like those that follow a night of rain, for all relations.
~ Christina

Capricorn’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse ~ Grounding into Love

2019 comes to a close with a celestial invitation to begin again.

Aspects of this month’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse on December 25, 2019 at 10:13 pm MST, highlight the themes that we’ve been working on for some time. Transpiring at four degrees Capricorn, the Moon and Sun join the South Node at 8 degrees Capricorn and oppose the North Node in Cancer, activating the way we care for ourselves and each other. Engaging in common goals with compassion and cooperation takes us to the higher levels of growth, expansion, and wisdom that Jupiter in Capricorn promises. 

An earthy trine to Uranus in Taurus reminds us that what really matters needs to be at the heart of our goals for the personal and collective win. To that end, connecting to the bounty and beauty of our shared home offers much-needed support. In these rapidly changing and challenging times, grounding the Earth’s energy into our hearts and planting intentions to nourish what we love serves us all now. 

With blessings of love, always.
~ Christina

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

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

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

If we are willing.

Are we willing to acknowledge our connection with each other?

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

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


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

We cannot go back.

We can only let go and rise into the void.


To create a new world.

I’ll see you there ~



Fresh Starts, New Life, and Deeper Growth ~ Welcome, March!

“Of the water elements, surrender
Pisces symbolizes clear rivers and streams,
which when free from surface disturbances,
reflect that which is above.”
Isabel Hickey

March offers us abundant opportunities to free our lives from surface disturbances ~ to flow with the greater energy of pure Spirit, and to be living examples of the wisdom: “As above, so below.”

Eclipses hold the energy of wiping the slate clean and charting a new course, and March holds two of these events on the New and Full Moons. The New Moon on the 8th, at 6:58 pm MST, brings a total Solar Eclipse with 7 planets or points in super-sensitive Pisces: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Ceres, Chiron, South Lunar Node, and Neptune.  This is a dynamic event with several important aspects. At 18 degrees Pisces, the Eclipse forms a T-square by opposing  Jupiter in Virgo and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius. Meanwhile, Jupiter trines Pluto in Capricorn which squares Uranus in Aries, and Uranus trines Saturn. If you’re thinking “what does this mean?” you aren’t alone. Squares present challenges while trines support flow.

When synthesized, the cosmic arrangement of this New Moon/Solar Eclipse strikes me with the idea of walking ourselves into the world in ways that align with our highest truths – where we witness life and live it, without egoistic attachment. Where spiritual gains drive us more than material ones, and we know the perfection in each imperfect step we take with authentic intention. Where we invite and engage changes that free us from limiting influences and past conditioning to co-create a more evolved, harmonious world.

There is an emotional component that may bring up feelings of loneliness because our longing for social connection is challenged by our need to express our authentic selves. Striking the balance lies in realigning our lives to meet both needs. When tension or restlessness builds, taking time to connect with higher guidance can help us shift our perception and experience. Patience is called for as we cut away what isn’t working and separate ourselves from people and circumstances that aren’t serving the whole of us. As we nurture connections with like-minded and like-hearted others, we can both find and create peace in our collective authenticity. Pisces is the ultimate sign of dissolution – so if something isn’t working and wants to go, this powerful planetary line-up in Pisces invites us to surrender it and trust what comes.


On March 23rd, at 5:48 am MDT, The Lunar Eclipse on the Full Moon brings some of the same issues to light, including another opportunity for wiping the slate clean, with a potential increase in the area of relationships. The Full Moon at 03 degrees Libra opposes the Sun at 03 degrees Aries and Mercury at 02 degrees Aries, while a variation of the T-square shows up with Jupiter in Virgo opposing Venus in Pisces and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius. The same squares and trines mentioned above remain in play, with an addition of the Sun’s trine to Mars in Sagittarius.

Here, one way to flow with the dynamics in our lives is to explore our relationships and connections with others and discern if we are being authentic. Do they serve us or limit us?
Do we serve them or limit them? Paying attention to our desires to end things is important –
on both conscious and unconscious levels. Mars in Sagittarius does not want to be blocked in – it seeks freedom and expansion. Again, discernment in the area of what is working and what is not working is essential, as is surrendering what needs to go, embracing forgiveness, and trust.

Spring arrives in-between the 2 eclipses on March 19th, at 10:30 pm MDT, when the Sun moves into Aries. The Moon is in Leo that day, trining both Saturn and Uranus and supporting more of our rebirthing process. Aries inspires us with fiery drive, and Leo adds dramatic flair to the flames. Play, Grow, Stretch, Dance! Lean into life and love!

Two Retrograde Planets to note are Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter remains retrograde in Virgo through early May, so we are supported in continuing to make positive strides in the way we care for our health. Showing up in new ways in our self-care routine increases our success!

Saturn goes retrograde in Sagittarius on March 25th ~ and will remain here through August 13th. We can prepare to re-evalute the foundations that the rivers of our lives are built on, checking (and re-checking) boundaries, beliefs, relationships, and circumstances for the ones that allow our authenticity and truth to flow freely.

Enjoy the dynamic shifting energies of March ~ May they invigorate and inspire your highest vision and assist its manifestation like the easy song of a river.

Infinite Blessings, Always,

~ Be the Prism ~ March’s Epic Celestial Illumination ~

The Epic Solar Eclipse on March 20th, occurs at 29 degrees Pisces, the final end-point of the zodiac wheel that ushers in a New Era ~ The Sabian Symbol for this point is
“Light Breaking into Many Colors as it Passes Through a Prism”

Filtering Light x 2As I look at the planetary patterns over the past 3 years since the Occultation of Venus as it transited the Sun in June of 2012 (and flooded the Earth with Divine Feminine energy) and the ongoing tango between the super-charged planets of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn (which culminates this month with their 7th of 7 exact squares) I am excited beyond words to see the Amazing Arrangement that is unfolding before and through us.
The cardinal energies of Capricorn and Aries urge us to surrender the old worn-out story that keeps us limited, burdened, and held back ~ whether it is based in fear, doubt, guilt, resentment, blame, pity, or myriad other patterns that keep the Light from filtering through us, the question remains:

What new story do we want to co-create…for ourselves and the One that we all are, now?

What does it look like to be open to, receive, and act on the abundant and ever-present feminine energies of intuition, compassion, and forgiveness offered by the many planets in Pisces (Sun, Neptune, Chiron, for now and Mercury mid-month)? How does connecting with the power of Pluto by claiming the authority to co-create our lives feel? What new innovative ways can we be proactive about changing ourselves and our lives, as inspired by Uranus in Aries?

To align with the forward motion available now for a fresh, new, liberating story, see the following ideas and information on timing of cosmic shifts. May they inspire an epic new story, where we all unequivocally shine our most radiant Colorful Light! 

Commit to a Spiritual Practice & Source ~ however that looks for you ~ 

Surrender and Release whatever serves less than the Highest Version of You ~

Ask for Help ~ Guidance surrounds us and the veils are thinning ~

Trust the Intuitive Aid you Receive, from within and without ~

Act on the Guidance and Light received that resonates in your Heart ~ and ripples out
to All  ~ BE THE PRISM ~

Cosmic Events:

Full Moon in Virgo ~ March 5th 11:05 am MST ~ The Light of Virgo helps us choose and serve. Ever-efficient and analytical, how powerful would it be to release the need to control and to instead connect passion with perfection?

Mercury moves into Pisces ~ March 12th 9:52 pm MDT ~  The left and right brain merge when Mercury, the planet of consciousness and communication, floats into Pisces, where logic and intuition work together for the mutual win. Both Divine and Visionary, this heart-led mind can create anything, and everything.

Saturn goes retrograde ~ March 14th 9:02 am MDT ~ In the early degrees of Sagittarius, this task-master in the sky turns around and gives us pause. We can check the foundation of what we’ve created, and wish to create. Is it sound? Based in truth and wisdom? Sagittarius is the sign of wisdom that comes from seeing all possibilities. It is the teacher and the traveler. When Saturn is here, it asks us to question and expand our limits, stretch our boundaries, and reach our potential. It calls us to challenge our beliefs that shape our choices and from which we create our lives. Saturn will remain retrograde through early August, dipping back into the later degrees of Scorpio in mid-June. More on that to come…

Pluto squares Uranus for the 7th and final time since 2012 ~ March 16th 8:54 pm MDT ~
This final exact square of these dynamic planets have much potential to wake us up: to our power, our passion, and our potential, both personally and collectively. The upshot: Uranus in Aries inspires us to take charge of change. Pluto in Capricorn calls us to claim the authority and responsibility for co-creating our lives. Things in Capricorn must be completed before the new can emerge in Aries. Finish what needs to be finished. Clear the space for a new expression.
Let Go…and then LEAP!

Venus moves into Taurus ~ March 17th 4:14 am MDT ~
When the planet of Love abides in one of the signs it rules, its energy amplifies. Venus in Taurus embodies the essence of love and its ability to attract the vibrations it emanates. Our Hearts are the ultimate magnet ~ we draw to us that which we love, perhaps even moreso when we love what we’ve drawn to us.   

…drum-roll please…for the BIG “I AM” day of Light and Life ~

NEW MOON IN PISCES ~ MARCH 20th 3:36 am MDT !!!
New Moons bring initiating energy, when intentions are best planted and nourished by intuition, guidance and support from above. In Pisces, we can feel into higher realms, dream our deepest dreams, and co-create them into form. Unity, Oneness, Compassion, Trust, Faith, Forgiveness. It’s all here. Now. Sensitivity increases, so choosing what we nourish and surround ourselves with, both in our psyche’s and our environment, is especially important.

Eclipses serve to give us a fresh start. Assuming we’ve willingly let go of the old story that limits our potential, this ‘end of an era’ eclipse helps us launch a totally new original expression of ourselves, our lives, our consciousness, and our world. It occurs in the final stages of Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac before the wheel continues to let life emerge in Aries.
The phrase, “Out of Many, One” comes to mind.
Pisces is where we merge. Aries is where we e-merge.
The collective story is personal, and vice versa.

This is where Aries, the “I AM” sign of the zodiac brings us to Life, as it embraces the Sun and ushers in Spring. New beginnings. Seeds sprouting. Birth. Rebirth. Emergence. Life. Be.

Mercury moves into Aries ~ March 30th 7:43 pm MDT
When the messenger planet leaps out of watery Pisces and into Fiery Aries, get ready to think, talk, and act in terms of possibility. be fearless. be motivated. be focused.

Mars moves into Taurus ~ March 31st 10:26 am MDT ~
Mars is the planet of Action, it is how we express our selves and our energy. Taurus represents fixed energy, with drawing power, so Mars becomes a powerful magnet here. Consider it energy invested in forming or building something from an idea. What do we want to create? Mars in Taurus says “Begin it, now!”

Enjoy this Life and Light-filled Month ~ Many Blessings!!!


February’s Celestial Illumination ~ Becoming

WholeHearted Greetings!
February opens with a bountiful Full Moon in the creative and confident sign of Leo on the 3rd!
As it conjuncts Jupiter that night, it amps up the power that comes from connecting with Source, however that is understood. This literally lights the way for us to clear a path in this potent time of possibilities that leads to our BEST visions ~ those born in our HEARTS! Mercury goes direct this month, Mars and Venus partner in Aries, and the New Moon at month’s end grazes the edge of Aquarius just before slipping into Pisces minutes later.

BecomingThere are countless metaphors for the shifts we’re experiencing now ~ and have been, especially since the awakening of 2012, when the outer planets encouraged us to co-create our lives with passion, purpose and authority.  Peeling away old layers of conditioning, shedding identities that are not ours, healing, transmuting, shifting and re-balancing, even as the ground beneath us seemingly offered no other choice.

The 3-year-long ongoing square of the two most dynamic and potent planets (Uranus and Pluto) moves toward its last exact hit next month, followed by a powerful “Soular” eclipse and the Spring Equinox. It is a perfect time to shed, release and surrender all that no longer lifts us up. Eclipses offer a fresh start. The March 20th eclipse is poised at 29° Pisces, the last degree of the zodiac before the emergence of Aries. Interested in species survival, Aries births what is new. Some astrologers have called this the ‘end of an era.’ If you’ve been stretching toward your best life, expect to give a final push before Spring with support from the following events:

Full Moon in Leo ~ Feb 3rd 4:09 pm MST, with a conjunction to Jupiter at 10:31 pm MST. Shine Bright with the Moon and receive ramped up inspiration to change via a trine to Uranus in Aries. Transcending any pull to lower ego-based expressions is wise here, thanks to an inconjunct aspect to Pluto, and its square to Uranus. Instead, tune into any and all forms of intuition as Venus positions itself beautifully between Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.

Venus in Pisces represents Higher, Divine Love. The stuff of pure hearts without agenda or judgment. It is all-encompassing and unconditional. Embraced by Neptune and Chiron, our ability to express our hearts truest nature is multiplied.

Mercury goes direct in Aquarius on Feb 11th at 7:57 am MST. This brings more forward support to our clear intentions. Aquarius inspires with possibilities and this Mercury takes us there in a most beautiful impersonal way that serves all.

New Moon in Aquarius on Feb 18th at 4:47 pm MST, literally moments before it shifts into Pisces. Sun glides into Pisces on Feb 18th at 4:50 pm MST. Part of the collective universal shift from the old to the new, this New Moon invites our humblest and deepest intentions into its fertile ground. We are wise to plant with care that which we seek to grow.

Mars and Venus move to and embrace in Aries on Feb 20th between 1:05 pm and 4:13 pm MST. The waxing Moon joins their party that same day, so let the sparks fly! This arrangement brings massive raw energy to loving and living life! Restricted or misdirected energies can result in anger or aggressiveness, so be aware again, of the hearts’ intentions. We can also harness this energy for the new era that lies ahead. What seeds do we want to plant for our survival…on Earth and Above? For extra support in exploring the answers, see Upcoming Events for workshop offerings. Enjoy this amazing Heart-filled Month!

With Abundant Blessings ~

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