New Moon Sagittarius

New Moon Sagittarius

So here we are at the end of this year – don’t get too excited and don’t expect much.  Just drop into the energy and know that we can only go up from here.  This New Moon is in Sagittarius – adventure, joy, expansion, bliss …. All galloping in the direction of the heart.  

The New Moon happens at 15 degrees Sagittarius, at 11:21pm PST. It’s a time to wake up, to step into a new level of understanding this world and your role in it.  It’s time to put your knowledge into practice, and to trust your inherent wisdom.

Full Moon Gemini

Full Moon Gemini

It’s an important moment of the year for many reasons.  First off, this is the first of FIVE consecutive full moons at zero degrees. Yes, zero degrees.  A huge, pivot point.  Are you feeling that yet?  If things are shifting or pivoting for you, there’s still a bit of work to be done and completed.  Keep hanging on with your heart in your hands and allow the onset of the next 5 Full Moons bring perspective to what’s been going on for you. 

11:11:11

11:11:11

I do believe that everything that’s happened individually and globally has brought us to this point.  We’ve had to contract in order to give birth.  We’ve had to drop into the darkness to see the light. We’ve had to struggle in order to feel grace. All the prophetic yogi phrases … it’s all happening now. But don’t waste it. Don’t wallow in the darkness.  Stay just long enough to alchemize it. Here’s my suggestions for 11:11:  

New Moon Scorpio - Expansion

New Moon Scorpio - Expansion

The New Moon Scorpio happens November 7 at 8:02am. This is a powerful New Moon for many reasons.  One is that well, it’s in Scorpio, so by default we go to the depths. Scorpio reaches for truth no matter what.  Scorpio allows for transformation. Scorpio goes beyond your comfort zone to get to the truth.  Scorpio wants you to be empowered by the truth.  But you have to go to the depths to get there. 

Who You Are

Who You Are

It's all unfolding, revealing, ushering me to new heights.  It's all the things that have become clear with the ocean waves.  The first three weeks living here in Encinitas, afforded me naps like you wouldn't believe.  They weren't a luxury, they were a necessity.  I was rundown, overwhelmed, and exhausted on every level.  

I had to nap to survive. 

And now I know why.  This world needs super-heroes.

Full Moon Taurus - Value

Full Moon Taurus - Value

If you’re paying attention, you’re noticing a heightened awareness, an angst that things are shifting, an unveiling of the truth.  The Moon with Uranus brings about clarity, psychic intuition and puts things into HD. The new Moon we just experienced was in Libra and this full Moon is in Taurus – both planets ruled by Venus. Venus is in retrograde – please don’t take this for granted.  Every relationship you have is up for an upgrade but remember that every relationship you are experiencing is really a reflection of the one you have with your Self. Act accordingly.  

New Moon Libra

New Moon Libra

New moons are always a time to go inward, set intentions and begin a new trajectory in our life.  This one in particular is seeking balance – in all areas of your life.  Your soul wants win-win situations and harmony in all relationships and your environment.  

This Moon in particular has a very strong Scorpio flavor mainly because just days prior to this New Moon, Venus went into retrograde in the sign of Scorpio.  This gives the lunation a deep, dark, luster and intense, emotional turning points.  

Venus Retrograde

Venus Retrograde

This is a big week.  We’re heading into a new month, a New Moon is only a week away and this Thursday, well, my favorite planet and Goddess, Venus, goes into retrograde.  

She goes into retrograde on October 5th in Scorpio, and then goes direct about 40 days later, in Libra.  This one will be tumultuous, I’m not going to lie.  Your relationships are all up for renewal, which means deep alchemical opportunities.  In my experience this process can be a bit uncomfortable at times, so be prepared.  

Full Moon Aries

Full Moon Aries

The Full Moon is always about releasing, letting go, checking in, and celebrating.  We can do that through fire ceremony, dancing around in white robes, meditating on our own, or gathering with close friends. Basically though, the theme is getting clear and concise about that which we want to release.  We can gather and hold space for each other and stare up at that lovely Moon…or not.  But She will have her way with you if you let Her.  This is my way of allowing Divine flow through me … honoring the Moon.  

New Paradigm

New Paradigm

As always, New Moons are about new beginnings. Hitting the reset button. And after all these eclipses, things should start smoothing out a bit now. Those eclipses were no joke. And if you still have lessons to learn (you’re here, you have lessons to learn), well, they’re still showing up here and there.  You’ll feel it in your bones.  Notice it when you trip up for a second.  Get a little riled up about something.  But don’t let it snag you. It’s residual moving through you to make space for the creative, strategic, EPIC paradigm you are embarking upon. Don’t wallow in the what was. What you’ve been through.  How crazy it was … 

Self-Mastery

Self-Mastery

Self-Mastery --- I love this phrase.  I really do. Self … Mastery.  Yes, we are here to Master the Self.  

We are not here to be distracted by all the things.  Derailed by the ego.  Dragged into old patriarchal, societal, or family beliefs or ways of doing things. No we are not, but we do.  We do so willingly and the only thing I can say is, we better learn something in the process.  This last year has been about just that.  Learning. Growing, Evolving.  Letting Go.

Although … to be honest, every breath here is about growing isn’t it?  But more often than not, we waste them on worrying, judging, blaming. Why I wonder.  

Astrological Headache

Astrological Headache

But this New Moon is different … REALLY different. It’s super charged with a Solar Eclipse and about 12 other crazy aspects that are truly rewiring who we are and what we came here to do.  It’s not a time to feed your addictions, ignore what’s happening, act unconsciously or feed the flame of your deepest desires.  

Almost, but not just yet.  Now’s the time to chill, relax, love, play, observe, listen and align deeply.  While you’re awake and asleep.  So even if you’re not sleeping you may want to at the very least, document some dreams and surrender to what’s up. 

New Moon Cancer

New Moon Cancer

This New Moon is big, they always are, but this one is aligned with the first of three (not two), but three eclipses in a row. Here’s what I know to be true about eclipses. They are a reset button, whether you like it or not.  Whether you want it or not. Whether you are prepared or not, may or may not make a difference.  But this one is big and it’s recalibrating your relationships, your career, and the way you assert yourself emotionally. 

TRANSFORMATIONAL SOUP

TRANSFORMATIONAL SOUP

This Full Moon Capricorn is a no joke rollercoaster of emotions.  Not only is this a powerful Full Moon asking you to look at where you use your energy, it’s asking you to get really, really real as the Moon sits alongside Saturn, gatekeeper of truth and structure.  How outdated are you structures, your systems, your beliefs about your life? Relationships? Environment?  Spirituality? And mostly your career. How you put yourself out into the world

Bold Moves

Bold Moves

It was October 2012 when I took off for San Francisco to see what was outside my walls and interviewed with Yoga Tree.  I immediately fell in love with the Castro studio.  It was love at first sight.  But like any love affair, it didn’t come easy.  I was offered a job to at Yoga Tree but it was to open the new studio in Marin, six weeks later.  I took it.

The Naysayers said, “There’s no way.” And “You can’t leave your girls.” And “Get a real job.”  But I went anyway; against every single rational thought, I left.  Left my sweet angels for 9 months, which broke my heart to no end.  But I was setting up a new life for us and I never looked back.  Except of course to cry uncontrollably and barf a few times during my drive from Washington to San Francisco. 

The trip was a no joke initiation.

Inspiration

Inspiration

However … if we truly believe that we live in a holographic universe and things are happening on multiple dimensions, and that everyone we encounter is actually a version of something inside of our own Self, wouldn’t it be true that we actually are full of inspiration all the time?  And that our heart is just waiting to express it?  

You Just have to Trust

You Just have to Trust

When you really and truly say “Yes!” to God, to the Universe, and to living your life empowered and alive, you have signed a verbal contract to shift.

Now, as far as I know, there is no such thing as a written contract with God and to this day, I have never read any “fine print” about what will happen once you say yes. You can’t really know what is coming up next for you when you agree to hold hands with a Higher Power… you just have to trust.

Integration

Integration

I’m changing things up … it’s that time of the year, before the New Moon enters Taurus.  Big changes afoot by the way … more later.

But here we are, on Friday and the theme has been integration.  All week long, I’ve been asking the question … “are you integrating what you are learning in your life on a daily basis?”  Because the truth is you get more information fed to you in one minute that most people had access to in their entire lives 100 years ago.  It’s true.  All this info … what the hell do you do with it all? 

How do you possibly process it all?  You can’t unless you pause.  And I mean … pause. 

You’ve got to feel into the feels.  Notice when they come up and then ask yourself … “what is that?  How can I integrate this into my Being right now?” Take yoga as an example.  There are so many great teachers, workshops and trainings out there, right?  And you spend money on them right?  You fill up your tool-box with all these great things to “awaken yourself to who you are.”  And then bam, someone cuts you off and you’re cursing like a sailor.  It happens you know.  You forget you have these tools because you are on auto-pilot.  And to be fair, unless you practice presence, it’s easy to fall into auto-pilot.  You have to practice using the tools and staying awake in order to integrate what you are learning. 

Not only that, but these things you learn, it’s best to drop them into the heart and let things swirl in that space for a bit. Best integration ever – just drop it into the heart. 

Here’s a few things I have to offer: 

Don’t say “love and light” unless you mean it. 
Breathe before you speak. 
Namaste means I see ALL of you in me, and all of me in you, and I love you. 
And before you sign up for that “pay what you can” workshop online, please, ask yourself, do you really have time for it? Or will it become a flagged email in your inbox? 

Integrate your day – sit and reflect at least once per day and inquiry about some random thing.  Nothing is by chance, there are no coincidences, and everything is here to open you up to something.  Just integrate one thing daily. It will change your life. 

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

How do you know when it’s time for a new beginning?  For me, I start to get an inkling from the Universe.  I start to see signs or hear sweet whispers telling me to try something new.  Now, if I ignore it, those voices get louder and louder until the Universe is pretty much pushing me off the edge. 

What do you do in the times of parallel living  - between two worlds?  A good idea is to live both until it begins to make sense.  How will you know?  You’ll feel like a chick in an egg and you’ll have to choose and jump and start new. 

How do you stay clear and focused?  How do you know you’ve made the right choice?  You’ll feel it… 

Purification

Purification

Love.
Who are you loving? How are you loving? Are you showing them gratitude and appreciation? Are you loving them as they are and not trying to change them? Are you telling them that you love them without expecting anything in return. Random acts of kindness ... unnecessary love notes. That’s what I say!