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Nurture Self & Others at the Autumnal Equinox


The Full Moon in Pisces represents the balance between the emotional desire to be of service, giving of the Spiritual Self to the community at large, while the Sun lies in the realm of Virgo, the Great Mother, who gives practical nurturance to the body and cares for material needs to those close to her who petition her by name.

The Archetypes of Mother Mary and her son, Jesus, are invoked at this Full ‘Harvest’ moon.

Farmers used this extra bonus of late night light to gather in the last of the growing crops in order to prepare for upcoming Harvest festivals that predated Thanksgiving feasts. Many cultures have similar in-gathering ceremonies at this time.

Pisces represents Spiritual giving, as demonstrated in the miracle of the loaves and fishes, to all, regardless of age, sex, class or need. Virgo represents the Virgin Self, which pulls close to heal the body in quiet solitary places away from crowds and noise. Virgo calls us to put emphasis on bodily health, cleanliness, stocking up for the winter and safety. It is a good time to do a body cleanse; to rid the body of toxins through fasting and detox diets in order to boost immune systems for the colder season. Of course, be practical, and check with your Doctor before starting any health regimen.

It is a time for clean starts, new projects of long-term endeavors – especially social ones. It’s a good time to make new friends, order books and supplies, restock pantries and join groups that will keep your interest year round.

We are to be busy as bees collecting the last vestiges of pollen for the honey that will sustain us over the winter months. We are also urged to give away, as Native First Nation peoples did at this time through the Potlatch ceremony, in order that the tribe continue to flourish during times of hardship.

It would be a great time to go through your wardrobe and donate that which you haven’t used lately and clean up the garden for winter. Remember to weed, prune and mulch after the Full moon’s social activities are over.

Namaste’ busy beeeeees. 😉 ~K

Posted September 19th, 2013.

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Opening Chakras to Divine Flow

Open your channels of Divine flow by feeling the energies of Earth running up from the soles of your feet into your chakra points.
With each inward breath, clear all blocks along your spine, as the energy moves up, and fills your body, until it spills up and out through the crown of your head to connect with Universal good.
Spend some time each day meditating this way for Spiritual strength.
After receiving guidance and peace, gently allow this energy to recede back toward your heart, where you can store energy for later use.
Gently, allow all of your chakras to partially close and shield your outer aura, by imagining and feeling the warmth of unseen light surrounding you with its loving energy.

This picture is from rakshitanath.blogspot.com
Read more chakra details there~: )

Posted April 23rd, 2013.

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Tsunami waves

Water like this terrifies me!
I get an actual physical impact in my body from powerful images like this one. Don’t you?!
I don’t remember ever being afraid while swimming, but have always honored,
and never turned my back on the ocean.

It’s an archetypal image, that of a flood. It is impressed into our collective consciousness as something we must revere, if not outright fear. It’s great vastness has potential for huge impact, sometimes quite calming and other times wildly out of control.
After several recurring flood dreams I realized that tsunamis, floods and dark water represent an overload of emotion to me and that something in my life has been overwhelming me unconsciously.

Now, after surviving *most* of my flood dreams, I can *stop* in the middle of them and acknowledge “this is a dream”. Then I can take control of the action!
That way I can be the star in my own movie and come out Empowered.
Try it, next time you face a fearful dream. Stand up to your fear, name it.
You will see it shrink and become far more manageable. You will find ways to out maneuver your fears and outwit them. btw, battling your fears and winning! – It feels great!
Good luck grasshoppers! 😉 Namaste’

Transform your SubConscious Fear by making it Conscious @KB

-photo courtesy of Barry Blanchard G+

Posted April 13th, 2013.

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Temper Aries Impulsive New Moon with Resolve

I impulsively ran outside into the brisk air in my pyjamas the other morning, frosty dew on my bare feet and spun in circles- arms flung wide- welcoming Spring and her maiden energy into my life again! It was the influence of the Ram…#AriesMadeMeDoIt
It’s always easy to meet the maiden…shy as she may be…timidly peeking in through a sunny window one day, running away with a fresh carpet of snow over the spring blooms the next.
(It sure seems like she needs the encouragement this year tho!)
So help me out here…
Greet her warmly as a nymph or Lolita that she is. She only wants to laugh and play…her teasing is only meant in fun, not to be taken for falsehood. She will be staying around longer and longer soon enough! You’ll know she is sincere in her attempts to spread joy to all sentient beings when your body warms under her delicate light in the coming months~

As the New Moon slid into Aries in the wee hours of Monday, 4/8/13, it invited us to begin again. Luck was with us as a new awareness woke us up to the sanctity and magic of life Monday, when energy coursing through the Universe tapped us on the shoulder and whispered gently into our ears. “Wake up!” All new ventures in life will be honored over the next few days! Mars rulership of the sign of Aries the Ram, holds the energy of Powerful New Beginnings…as if a page has turned and we are offered a clean slate!

The New Moon becomes exact at 2:35am Wednesday 4/10/13 which makes it time for new ideas, new perspectives, new personnaes to emerge~ the freshness of beginnings, though, is mixed with the presence of asteroid Eris, the trickster, so move only with deliberate clarity…”make haste slowly” is the key phrase for intentions set now! The energy is HUGE but we must act with care, as it needs to be stepped-down. Our awareness is all we have as a transformer. Walk with deliberate intent, firmly yet gently, upon the Earth.

Mars aggressive energy will be met by the moon at 6am, urging us to jump out of bed early…as Rumi says;
“Wake UP! The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you,
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open…
Don’t go back to sleep!”
Bzzz bzz bzzzzzz

So prepare yourself to rise early and greet the sun Wednesday morning; get in an early work-out and prepare as if for a date…because at 9:25am, we welcome the Moon’s morning matchup with Venus! It may be a perfect time for an early morning rendezvous; a cuppa joe with a stranger who smiles knowingly from across the room. Moon/Venus energy is good for intimacy and luxuriating in all the creature comforts of life! Pamper yourself, enjoy the small things that please you~ especially as the Moon moves into Venus’ quarters of Taurus, Wednesday night. Satin sheets anyone? 😉

Enjoy the ease of this energies’ hangover Thursday, because we will be preparing for breakdowns and breakthroughs by Friday the 12th, as Pluto turns retrograde.
I think of Pluto as the tiny guy who comes up to bat and surprises us all with an out-of-the-park bases loaded, home run! He’s stronger than he looks and gains serious respect for his condensed transformational energies.
Not to be afraid, tho, this type of energy allows us to break-through old, even ancestral energies that have held sway over our highest good for too long. Our perspectives are easier to change as we watch the lil’ slugger jog around the bases allowing for 4 runs! We are allowed to step into an updated version of our Best Selves with Pluto’s slow backward movement. We’ll have time to reconsider what needs to be changed, and how, over the next few months.

New Moon summary: Be Deliberate and Steady. Set Firm intentions and act in a deliberate, laser-like way, focused on Positive New Beginnings. Don’t allow impulsive energies to go too far…even though you may be tempted to act rashly! Stay within boundaries you feel are safe and do all you can to honor the needs of your Higher Self right now. Namaste’ seekers

Posted April 9th, 2013.

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Loosen your Heart

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a
wing, a torch, a promise.
I chose to risk my significance;
to live so that which comes to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me
as blossom, goes on as fruit. ~Dawn Markova

Posted April 5th, 2013.

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Aries/Libra Moon in March

FULL MOON ARIES/LIBRA – Our current Full Moon brings with it the revitalizing energy of Spring. Not only that, but the Sun, Venus and Uranus are dancing together at 9* Aries opposite the Moon at 9* Libra, so our watery orb is sprinkling a triune of bright Spring flowers. To which, I wonder, will go the golden apple? 😉
The Ego, the Passions or the Choice usually considered too risky, that of revolutionary change leading to freedom? The Moon touches our subconscious, inviting us to dance with all three, gracefully.

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac governs the first house in Astrology, which psychologically, is the Self. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars; ruler of self-assertion, initiates energies and a direct, animal impulses, so this full-moon energy gives quite a firm push toward new beginnings! It brings a clean sweep to dusty corners and throws open the windows that have been sealed up during the cold of winter. It is literally time for a breath of fresh air!

In psychological terms, the Sun also emphasizes the Self, so the time is ripe to take a new look at your Self. It’s time to create healthy boundaries and begin projects that you will be responsible for this year. It’s time to plant seeds, literally, of root crops and metaphorically to plant seeds of hope and renewal. We are encouraged and aided by this zeitgeist to live with the intention of becoming a shining version of our Higher Self. It is time to Know and to Dare; to vocalize our wish for it to begin to come true!

The combination of Uranus’ Higher Self energy combined with receptive, feminine energy of Venus encourage us to be open to the gentle wisdom of cooperation, compromise, and nurturing energy that envelops all beings into the circle!
The three planets Sun, Venus and Uranus together, open up avenues of Self discovery, especially that of discovering esoteric elements within our Selves, awakening! This transit may begin a movement of revolution towards ushering in the Age of the Feminine Principle and a return to balance, individually and within our society, if we can each tame the ego’s wants and dare to follow our hearts highest desire of brotherhood and equality.

Planets found in the first house of one’s natal chart indicate what type of native energies a person will exhibit to the world…which explains our basic temperament and how we individually forge ahead through life. Now is the time to strike~ because the iron is hot!
However, we must remember that no one exists independent of others. The ‘male’ energy of Mars needs to be balanced with the receptiveness of the ‘female’ energy of Venus. Venus’ energy tempers the rash, aggressive energy into that of assertion, which is a better way to have our goals met.

Mars’ opposite, Venus, rules the seventh house in Astrology~ governing relationships, partnerships and open enemies. Be sure that the actions you take don’t harm the happiness or freedom of others and plan accordingly for success.
Sing praises of all the things you are grateful for and bathe in this glorious first moon’s light! Namaste starbrights

Posted March 29th, 2013.

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Honesty: for soul clarity, peace of mind, less stress, better health & quality of life.
Besides, its easier than remembering what you lied about 😉

Posted March 15th, 2013.

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Is Astrology Predictive?

I find it rather incredible that the stars seem to reveal the events of our lives. When I check on events of the past in someone’s chart I can clearly see what was happening in the heavens at the time. It reads like a story. The circumstances were set up for certain kinds of events to happen and they DID. It’s far more than coincindence. But is it FATE?

Naysayers would tell you that you can read whatever you wish into the past~ but when I compare many charts and many events, they lay out distinct patterns in everyone’s charts. That’s when I start believing the validity of the patterns and the practicality of using astrology to predict probabilities for the future.

I know certain astrologers believe that our personality patterns are somewhat ‘fixed’ by our natal chart and that if we continue in acting out our programmed behavioral patterns, we will walk right into the events that the stars predict~ and fall. I’d like to think we have more wiggle-room for choosing our own destiny, but sometimes, I’m not so sure how much influence we have over scenarios that are set up for us. The best we can do is to walk onto the scene dressed appropriately.

I don’t think the stars compel our fate, but there is a sort of ‘pattern to things’ that’s like listening to variations on a theme, in a musical composition; You can tell its there but you don’t know how it will resolve each time. It’s why I believe in astrology and have a metaphysical perspective about ‘creating our own reality’. I believe we can create a better outcome when we are informed of the landscape that lies ahead of us and have an accurate weather forecast.

I like digging for these archetypal patterns – to me there IS an underlying shape, structure and pattern to it All…which explains to me life’s meaning and the lessons we’re here to learn. I go everywhere with my eyes open for it. I feel very excited, a tingly contentment, when I discover new patterns. Even the ones I can’t yet verbalize. I can find them most easily in astrology.

I know “meaning” changes based on one’s Perspective of the Moment, so I try really hard to stay in Higher Self’s perspective as a Detached Observer to have a better experience~ especially if I know it may be something trying that I have to endure, (like the potent energies we are experiencing right now between the outer planets’ call for revolutionary change – it’s like knowing conditions are right for an avalanche; we can survive by knowing where the snow is loose and avoiding walking that path.) That kind of viewpoint really helps to change hard lessons into ones that teach me something and gives me a strategy to use events to my advantage rather than become overwhelmed by life’s storms and snowy conditions. If I understand that everything I experience is for the growth of my soul, then I can more easily accept lessons that seem harsh.

Knowing which patterns the planets are setting up is kind of like knowing the weather forecast; knowing that it will be overcast with a 80% chance of snow for the next three days, helps me prepare for possible outcomes by putting on my psychic overcoat – the one with the fur lining!

Astrology is a difficult art and an imperfect science, because it has many layers to interpret, but when I get it ‘right’ I feel like I may have helped someone prepare for possible outcomes. That’s about the best we can do for each other, isn’t it? If we’re all climbing the mountain, and a blizzard comes along, we can shout to others our location and warn them of crevices or lose snow we’ve come across. Eventually we might even discover that they are ahead of us on the mountainside and have put up a shelter for us. We all have a better chance at survival when we share what we know.

Namaste’ to climbers of all kinds~

Posted February 25th, 2013.

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Imbolc’s stirrings

The Earth is stirring, can you hear it? You have to put away all of your electronics; tv, phones, walk away from the email and the tweets. Walk outdoors. Walk slowly to hear it. Hopefully you will find the sky covered in a soft, grey blanket that will muffle the sounds of mankind…until you can hear the gentle stirrings under the soil.

Its been six weeks since the mania of the holidays has past. Hopefully you have recovered, without falling ill~ which is the case of many who don’t listen to their bodies’ inner voice and keep pushing past their limits – or have overindulged in the temptations of the sweet and sticky.

Six weeks have passed and the time of first evaluations has arrived.
How has your year started? Have you put in place the structure that will serve you? Without judging yourself for perceived failures, what can you resolve to do NOW that will make your life more joyous and easy? Pledge to your Self to do that, and look toward the future with the Sun’s growing light on your face!

Imbolc is the fire festival which marks the first stirrings within the Earth and all its inhabitants. Traditionally, the ewes of the Celtic lands would begin to feel the movements of their unborn lambs and give birth at this time. Imbolc literally neans “in milk”. As the sun’s tilt would warm the land, allowing crocus and snowbells to push forth from under the snow and mouldy leaves, the entire world would recognize the beginnings of a new cycle. It’s the time of a gentle awakening.

It’s time to go within and listen for the still, soft voice of higher Spirit whispering to your Soul. We all *know* what is true, and beautiful and right…it’s just that we tend to hide away from our truth, get busy with sights and sounds of daily life. We tell our Selves that we will get back to quiet thoughts later. But most of us do anything to distract our Selves from our knowingness…in order to make our living in the world, or keep us from facing the shadows hiding beneath our skin.

How about this? Instead of waking to an alarm clock and hurrying about…why don’t you promise yourself precious TIME to lie still and listen? This past Saturday was the Solar date of Imbolc and next Saturday night is the New Moon in Aquarius and the Lunar date of Imbolc. Consider how much a truly *deep rest* could serve you – and help revive you! As you go deep within, visualize all that could BE in your life. Allow your mind to drift into daydreams, picture all that makes you feel happy and secure, pleased and fulfilled. Allow yourself to receive all good things that the Universe has to offer you because the Universe WANTS you to be Happy! Yes, She really does! ~:)

If we only knew how important our thoughts and imaginings were~ we would never embrace negativity again! Thoughts become real by the power we give them, so give your Self only the BEST that life has to offer!! After all, it’s your story, it’s your time to shine!
Namaste’ Be Well~

Posted February 4th, 2013.

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Celestial events 2013

Thanks to Sungazing.com for this information. Visit their inspirational site!

Posted January 22nd, 2013.

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