Moon Phases

April 2021 Full Moon

The full moon on Monday night, April 26th is called the pink moon and it’s one of this years super moons. Super moons happen when the moon is closest and so they are the biggest and brightest full moons for the year.

This coming full moon happens at 7 degrees of Scorpio and I’m loving it because it opposes the sun while the sun is conjunct Uranus.

Emotional attachments to parts of ourselves, aspects of our lives and other people can shift when we least expect. We are invited to remember that change doesn’t diminish value. It just means it’s time to let go to create space fir what follows.

Have a beautiful full moon.

Moon Phases

April 2021 Aries New Moon

I’m so excited about this coming new moon, happening Sunday night at 10:31pm ET. For the past several months the new moons have been at 23 degrees, the degree of sorrow and we’ve finally shifted from that.

This month the new moon is at 22 degrees of Aries. Venus is along for the ride and it brings a square to Pluto. So what does all this mean?

I feel like this new moon is an especially fantastic time to own your mastery. Fully own who you are and what’s important to you. Trust yourself. Be decisive and don’t look back or second guess yourself or get deflated when someone else tries to redirect tell you by sharing their experience.

If what they tell you is helpful, great! Use it. If it brings you down or feels in conflict with your inner guidance, then ignore it. You can thank someone for their concern and discard what they told you without being dismissive to them. It’s your life and you need to follow where your soul is leading you to go.

Let your true intentions for your life now, at this moment, surface. What matters is where you want to head now. Not what you wanted 2 years ago, or what your friends or culture tell you to want. Who do you want to be, now? What kind of life do you want to live, now?

If you feel overwhelmed, ask your soul to give you one small step you can take now to start moving in the direction you need to go and ask for a sign that confirms you’re headed there.

Life requires us to make lots of course corrections so be open to knowing that where you need to head now may be different than you once thought and could change again. Focus on now. This year. What is your soul nudging you to learn, to do, to let go, to embrace, to start, to create.

If you feel lost, set an intention to open your mind and heart and be willing to listen to your soul without reservation. No caveats. No conditions. Just the willingness to know what your soul wants you to know. You get to choose whether you follow your soul’s lead, but remember this, your soul knows everything you know and then some.

Have a beautiful new moon.

numerology

When the Teacher Becomes the Lesson

The numbers in an astrology chart add so much meaning and dimension. As I think about today, Good Friday, and Easter weekend, my mind wanders to the number 33. It is one of the mastery numbers that can show up in a chart.

Eleven is the teaching master, elevens teach what they need to learn. Twenty-two is the achieved master and teaches through demonstration. Thirty-three is the Christos where the teacher becomes the lesson. The energy of 33 is to serve through some aspect of self-sacrifice, to become the lesson for the student.

Over the next few days, as we complete the Christian Holy Week, consider how you show up and teach in your life. It could be by sharing what you’re learning, acting with integrity, and sometimes giving others the space and opportunity to learn without feeling judged.

Wishing you a sacred moment of grace. May you consciously connect with your soul today and every day after.

Moon Phases

March 2021 Full Moon

When the moon is full, it looks fully illuminated. We look up at it and see it reflecting the brilliance of the sun and the moonlight it sends us is a softly filtered glow of light from the sun.

What I’m inviting you to do today under this Libra full moon is to shine a light on your feelings and own them. Honor them.

There may be some you want to hold on to and others you wish you didn’t have. Whatever the case, this is a good time to go to the source.

Consciously nurture the source of the good feelings, because its easy to take our health, our relationships, our abundance for granted and have that goodness slip away. Be kind to yourself and to those that come into your bubble. Feed the goodness.

There may also be some feelings you want to release, like sadness, jealousy, resentment. Take a few minutes today and be willing to own the source of those feelings as well and ask yourself what you can do to heal the part of you that’s hurting.

If you feel ready and are willing to see things differently, open your mind and heart to something you can do to address a wound at the base of feelings you don’t want.

It could include some form of forgiveness (of yourself or someone else).

It could include focusing on the good in your life, what you have versus what you feel you lack. Gratitude is a powerful change agent.

Maybe it’s owning up to doing something you’ve been wanting or needing to do. Take action to move your life forward and when you do you’ll feel more excited for others that you see moving ahead.

It’s tempting to focus on other people as the source for how we feel, yet the true source is us. It’s our mind, our desires, our fears that create our reactions so getting clarity about how we really feel guides us to multiply the joy inside us and release that which doesn’t really serve us.

Moonlight is beautiful, though it’s true source is sunlight. The moon doesn’t create its own light. Your feelings reflect who you are and what you believe. You are the source for them. Take a minute to focus on where they come from within you and it becomes easier to filter out the ones that don’t serve your best self, your highest good and to amplify, to make radiant within you the ones that do.

Have a beautiful full moon today.

Moon Phases

March 2021 new moon

We are heading into the Pisces new moon on Saturday, March 13th at 5:21am ET and there are a couple of things I want to point out about this one.

First, since last fall our new moons have been happening at 23 degrees and this is the last one. So fitting we are finishing this series of new moons at 23 degrees (the degree of sorrow) with Pisces.

The other is that the current Pisces sun is conjunct both Venus and Neptune, which is the higher octave of Venus. The moon will touch each of them as it forms the exact new moon.

New moons are about fresh starts, setting intentions and new beginnings. I feel like this new moon is an especially poignant opportunity to get real with yourself. It’s an opportunity to love yourself and others so much that you not only see the best in them and in yourself, but you also are willing to see and own something you’ve been kidding yourself about, that you’ve been in denial about.

This new moon may be bringing up a lot of painful feelings, and some of you may be releasing a lot. It’s cleansing though and it frees you up to realize your dreams. It takes a lot of energy to maintain denial and when we sustain illusion we may be delaying dealing with stuff we don’t want to face but it comes at a price of delaying the realization of our dreams and of feeling more love for who we are.

This new moon invites you to release denial and in whatever intention you chose to set be intentional about wanting to be real. Imagine making your dreams real while releasing any denial you’ve been holding on to. Dream big and open up to your heart’s desire while intending to see things as they really are.

New projects are more exciting and fulfilling when they include goals that are actually achievable. Romance is more delicious when we are with someone we really love and who loves us back. When someone really sees you, when they see through you and into your soul and loves you, well that’s amazing.

There is an incredible payoff to releasing denial and illusion, because the real you is exquisite and extraordinary.

Have a beautiful new moon everyone.

Moon Phases

February 2021 full moon

Our current full moon is at its peak in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 27 February 2021 and it forms an exact quincunx with Saturn.

Have a beautiful full moon.

This is a great time to look at your habits and routines, coping mechanisms, and ongoing commitments and see how well they still serve you. How well do they fit into your life now? Are they aligned with how you want to live and who you want to be now?

We often start doing things for good reasons, but over time we continue them on auto pilot or out of habit or some self-imposed sense of obligation. This is a great time to take inventory and let go of that which doesn’t support you.

These kinds of habits can be subtle drains on our energy by keeping us hooked into things that are not nurturing or satisfying. It’s like looking at your credit card bill and noticing that you have a recurring payment for something you don’t even use anymore. Once you see that, it’s a no brainer to cancel that subscription and stop paying for it.

So it is with how we invest our time and emotional energy. Changing or letting go doesn’t mean you were wrong before. It just means you’re tuning into the natural rhythms of your life.

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February 2021 New Moon

Our Aquarius new moon arrives on Thursday, 11 February 2021 and it’s like the bow on a cosmic gift as it joins the Sun, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn already in Aquarius. ⁣

⁣That’s a lot and it’s incredible. Aquarius holds the space for the totality of who we are both in and out of body. Aquarius is about connection … to each other, to nature, our planet, our souls, our universe.⁣

⁣As I watch it snow and consider what I want to share, my mind drifted to a couple of lines from the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann. I discovered and memorized it about 50 years ago. ⁣

⁣“Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”⁣

⁣Know that you belong. You are connected. You are important and you matter, even when some unhealed part of you tells you otherwise ⁣

⁣Love ALL of yourself. ⁣

⁣You are a divine spark. ⁣

⁣There has never been, nor will there ever be, another YOU.⁣

Moon Phases

January 2021 New Moon

Just after midnight on January 13th we have our first new moon of this new year. It’s in Capricorn and it comes with a Pluto conjunction.

This is a big one.

We are being asked to own our choices and our true intentions behind them, to remember that we always have a choice, to own our responsibility for our choices, for our own healing and our responsibilities to each other. And if that wasn’t enough, to know deep down that we can transform our lives no matter the circumstances, even random ones.

It’s a lot.

I’m guessing you’ve experienced serendipity, those beautiful moments when things just seem to workout in this oddly unexpected way. You may believe when that happens that everything happens for a reason.

I don’t. I’m going to tell you the three big things that I believe drive our experiences.

First, the more we live in alignment with our intuition, our highest good … when we surrender and let our soul guide us through life, the more of these serendipitous moments we have. We get into a flow and life feels easier. We don’t always see how things will work out at the time, but we follow that inner guidance and eventually see how it all comes together.

Second, there’s a randomness to this life. Sometimes circumstances fall in our favor and sometimes they don’t. Part of this randomness is our human experience and we are here to learn that we can transcend what happens here. We are bigger than any human experience and we can create meaningful transformation no matter what happens.

I don’t like the saying that everything happens for a reason, because it implies we’re not really responsible for anything. So what if there’s poverty or social injustice, everything happens for a reason, so those people must need to learn something. I also don’t believe that the universe is cruel. I would never tell parents that their child was raped and murdered so they could learn something. What lessons is worth the cost of that tuition?

So what about karma? Maybe you think that’s the reason behind the serendipity and tragic experiences of life.

So third, the beliefs and experiences you bring into this life do drive what you believe and your thoughts do create your reality. The energy of your thoughts causes you to see things the way you believe them to be and attracts to you what matches your beliefs. I get that. I mean I do karmic astrology.

The thing is, karma is not about punishment and rewards, it’s about cause and effect. You do something and that causes a reaction. You believe it’s okay to hurt others and then find yourself on the victim side of an experience where someone hurts you. After all, you believe it’s okay to hurt others. There is a connection between what we believe and what shows up in our life.

So here’s what I want you to really consider …

Your deepest responsibility and the most powerful choice you can make is to both wholly own that you are responsible for your life and the choices you make AND at the same time, turn control of your life over to your soul, your higher self.

When you do this, you maximize the likelihood you will experience the serendipity of life working out. You are more able to transform the heartbreak in life and you are more able you to transcend your karma. The merry go round of cause and effect is always spinning, but you have the ability to jump off.

When you own the source of your pain and heal your wounds, your belief changes and the karma is done.

So yes, life works better when we follow our intuition and ride the current of the divine. Things fall into place more easily and life is more abundant. Listening to that inner guidance improves your life. It can become a waste of energy though

to micro analyze everything or beat yourself up if something happens in life that isn’t good. Learn what you can, accept what is and move on to creating the transformation you need, because while there is a random element to life here how we handle it and get back on track is up to us.

Being open to transformation is our responsibility.

The secret to my eternal optimism isn’t that I believe every outcome is always going to be good. I’m not an “it’s all good” kind of person. My secret is that I know with certainty that everything can be transcended. Everything.

So during this new moon in Capricorn, be open to owning your choices and when making them, consider surrendering to what you know deep down is the best choice. Even if you don’t fully understand it. It’s actually very practical to follow the path your soul nudges you towards. It’s more efficient. It works better. And that is part of the beauty of Capricorn, allowing our divine self to be expressed through our human existence.

Have a beautiful new moon week.

Moon Phases

December 2020 Full Moon

Today is December 29th the sun is in Capricorn and our last full moon of 2020 is happening tonight in Cancer. The moon rules Cancer so she is completely in her element. ⁣

So are you.

This is a great time to honor the guardrails that you’ve built that make you you safe and release any you don’t need any more.

When I was little, I rode a tricycle and then moved up to a two wheeler with training wheels. I loved that bike and I felt kind of like one of the big kids on it.

I noticed that first day though that the training wheels didn’t both touch the ground at the same time. It seemed like one of them only touched when I leaned a little bit and I wondered if I even needed them.

It turns out I didn’t and so we quickly moved to that moment when my dad had me get on, he took a few quick steps with me holding on then and let go and I was cruising on my own.

It felt amazing. It was like my world opened up. I could ride farther and faster and I was doing it all on my own. I was doing it. I didn’t look at it as losing training wheels, I felt like I was gaining freedom.

This is the opportunity I’m offering you.

It’s important to have supportive boundaries in life. We thrive when we feel safe and aren’t worrying if we will be hurt. The thing is some of those boundaries have a shelf life and are only meant to be temporary. They get us to the moment in time when we realize we don’t actually need them and if we hold on to them past that point, they become limitations.

This is an incredible time to release something you’ve out grown. Maybe you’ve recently done this and are just now noticing that you did. Congratulations.

Maybe doing this has crossed your mind recently, but you think you’ll hold on a little longer. As with all things, you do what’s best for you. My message to you today though is that you get to choose how you look at release. You can see it as a loss, like losing something that holds you up or you can see it as a gain, like gaining freedom, confidence, opportunities.

So you decide, is there some belief, habit, behavior, choice that is starting to feel more self-limiting than self-supporting? I bet there is and this is the perfect time to let it go.

It served its purpose and without it you are going to go farther, feel more deeply, and experience more fulfillment in your life. You can do this.

You aren’t losing anything. The release opens up a space for more of what nurtures you. You’ve got this.

Have a beautiful full moon.

Moon Phases

New Moon – December 2020

The Sagittarius new moon is happening on Monday along with a solar eclipse. It’s also happening just days before Jupiter and Saturn enter Aquarius. While new moons are all about planting seeds and setting intentions, you may have been feeling overwhelmed with loss lately. 

The great conjunction has been urging you out of your comfort zone, and pressing you to grow and change, to level up (see highlights in my Instagram profile for more on this). The good news is that universal energy is shifting and along with the urge to change, you will hopefully start feeling lifted up and able to see potential, to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Last month’s full moon invited you to see how you have transformed. This new moon that follows invites you to realize faith in yourself. Believe in yourself. 

There’s a fine line between being honest with yourself about who you are and embracing the belief that you are more than you may think you are. Ask yourself, what would you do if you weren’t afraid? Courage isn’t the absence of fear, courage is doing it anyway. This is a time for courage, to step into your potential.

The shift in Aquarius for Jupiter and Saturn is going to bring us closer to both our human and divine connection. As they both continue traveling through Aquarius, we will experience our divine connection to each other and remember we are not alone.

14 December 2020

Sun / Moon @ 23 degrees Sagittarius 

21 December 2020

Jupiter / Saturn @ 0 degrees Aquarius