Posts Tagged ‘Full Moon’

Opportunity to Reboot

Astrology mentor, permaculturist and friend Ann Kreilkamp just reminded me via email about the unusual lineup this coming Solstice (Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer in the Southern Hemisphere), 12/21/18. “Sol-” “Sun” “-stice” “still” effects last three days, so the Full Moon on 12/22/18 still activates those Solstice energies. I love the numbers, too! “The 1221 meaning is to begin again and to strive forward. It represents your inspirations and initiatives” (more here) . The Full Moon date has a 222 embedded in it, reminding us to keep the faith. Don’t dig up the seeds too soon; just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean they aren’t sprouting in the soil. Soil/Soul … Sol/Soul. This is a deeply soulful and potent time. As Ann put it in this morning’s email:

Solstice with Full Moon 0° Cap/Cancer, can you believe?

Ah yes, and this year’s Winter Solstice with the Full Moon, which happens only every 19 years, on the average. Any zero degrees New or Full Moons on the Solstices or Equinoxes contacts the Aries point (0* Aries), node of brand new beginnings for the entire zodiacal cycle to come, at every level. Re-booting the human hard drive to choose peace, prosperity, and abundance, in cooperation with each other and Nature. Let’s shoot for that. Shoot for the stars.

David and I have already been sensing the reboot energy. This Friday marks two years of marriage for us. Last year at this time, David had recently quit his job in Goshen in order to seek employment in Kalamazoo. Although David’s joking texts with our friend Tim Martin revealed eerie precognition of David’s new career, on Winter Solstice 2017, we had no idea what he’d be doing. We just knew he needed to take that leap of faith.

December 16, 2017 brought the shocking, traumatic, and in retrospect, perfectly timed passing of the same friend Tim. We learned about it on 12/17/17 when Tim’s ex-wife and daughter managed to get his cell phone to call me. I posted a tribute to Tim and have referenced him on occasion. He remains “active,” still a dear and helpful friend across the veil.

Yesterday brought some synchronous repetition of memorable things I did on 12/17/17. I always find it fascinating when life cycles in obvious ways. By comparison/contrast, it provides undeniable evidence of growth and change. Instead of shock and grief, yesterday, David and I experienced multiple periods of extreme gratitude and satisfaction. This included David’s career for which he began interviews last Winter Solstice. The past twelve months brought so much healing and internal change to me. When I compare who I am now with who I was a year ago, I feel grounded, secure, clear and grateful in exponentially deeper ways.

This year, we have some quiet celebrations planned, as the cosmic alignments mirror our own feeling of reset. David tells me his word for 2019 is “Cruise,” as in “we’ve hit cruising altitude after a long ascent.” Mine is “Thrive.” In these last days of 2018, and during this powerful 0° Full Moon Solstice, I wish you clarity, peace and joy. The Wheel of the Year reminds us that all things change. Just like the Seasons of the Earth, there is life in death, and death in life. At this still point of the Sun … Peace.

Activation

I walked into my office this afternoon to find “Arthur,” my crystal writing muse, positively glowing.

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This is an untouched photo of the afternoon sun hitting an angle I’ve never seen before. Good sign, eh?

Also a quick reminder that Wednesday’s the last day to sign up for February Specials: “Creative Jump-Start” and/or the “Reiki Master Teacher Certification Special.” I’ve certainly experienced a creative jump-start this month. The Metaphysics of Lyme Disease book continues to light up with a new structure, expert contributors, and 40,000 words added since February 1.

Wishing everyone creativity and radiant joy as we move into March with Thursday’s glowing Full Moon.

Happy New Year + Context for This 2018 Shift

David and I are still busy here hosting my mom and contemplating our own pivotal 2017, with continued major shifts into 2018. Last New Year’s Eve, David and I drove to Kalamazoo from Goshen, IN for a mini-honeymoon at the Radisson, enjoying Kalamazoo’s First Night Celebration. I posted about our experiences here.

What I did not share was how we had reserved our 2016 holiday letter for mailing from the post office in Kalamazoo last New Year’s Eve. We did so with the strong, full intention that we would be living here next (this) year at this time. We felt magic in that symbolic action, and every time we pass that post office, we celebrate the results.

Here we are, and what a whirlwind year it’s been! We have so much gratitude and awe for how everything transpired, and the volume of physical work it took to make it so. For us, 2017 was very much about bringing ideas into tangible actions, step by step into the new. We expect 2018 to continue that trend but in a more expansive and even more grounded and disciplined way.

I don’t have time today to write a long post about the coming energies, but for those wanting more context, I’ll include the following links (and sometimes links within links). I do want to note three significant factors: Continue reading

Writing Update: Even my owl knows it’s writing month

From friend, Karen, via last night’s “Your owl” email:

“Turned the page in the paper and there he was! Happy writing month to you.”

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Thanks to everyone who’s sent encouragement, writing care packages and little sync winks. 😉 The characters in this paranormal historical fiction novel have already made me bust out laughing and then start sobbing a few pages later. In other words, the wild ride of novel writing has officially begun. I will continue with a full load of phone sessions this month, but no email sessions. You can also expect fewer blog posts in November, as I focus most of my writing energy on developing characters, scenes and themes.

My Taurus hubby begins full time Kalamazoo living as of this evening, so we have lots of shifts in store. Tomorrow’s Full Moon in Taurus adds particularly apt and potent energies to the mix. Wishing you and yours big opportunities, the vision to recognize them, and the courage to act.

Cheers!

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Timothy Glenn ~ Lunar Explorations

He’s ba-a-a-ck! After his last post rocked many a worldview, Timothy Glenn returns as promised to discuss the moon and its influence. How to introduce this post? Hmmm … here’s what Tim said in his email to me:

“The moon is currently part of our experience. We can learn to deal with it, work around it, or even utilize it without surrendering to its influence. The suggestion here is to exercise vigilance so as to make informed choices. Again we swing back to Carl Gustav Jung: ‘Don’t fight forces, use them.’”

“The only thing you can ever know for sure, is that you can never know anything for sure.”

And with that intro, here’s Timothy Glenn:

 

Lunar Explorations

Let’s explore theories of the origin and nature of the moon. Indigenous peoples and ancient writers have spoken of the time before the Earth had the moon. She was inhabited by humans, who passed on their remembrances of life on Earth when there was no such thing as the moon we now have.

The July 1970 edition of the journal Sputnik featured an article by Russian scientists Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov: Continue reading

Timothy Glenn ~ Eclipsing Our Reality

This just in from astrologer, numerologist and author, Timothy Glenn, along with a short note/trigger warning:

 

Eclipsing Our Reality

By Timothy Glenn

We have been hearing lots of hubbub around the subject of the August 2017 eclipses, the opening of the lion’s gate, and especially the anticipated impact of the August 21st total solar eclipse on the United States.

First there will be two warm up exercises. Depending on where you are on the planet, the lunar eclipse will occur at 15 degrees Aquarius on August 7th or 8th. This will be followed by the Perseid meteor shower, which will peak on August 12th. These events will set the stage for the main attraction.

As the meteor shower is ending, Continue reading

Energies, Holidays, Reflections and Heads Ups for December 2016

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I just wanted to give everyone a little heads up for December, since some wonderful things are ramping up on my end. I will have very limited availability the second half of this month, for a variety of happy reasons including, but also in addition to the holidays. If you would like to book one of the December Specials or another kind of session sometime this month, I strongly recommend getting yourself on the calendar sooner rather than later. I will likely not have last minute session flexibility even with working from home.

For Gift Certificates, I normally make a custom PDF certificate that you can then email or print out for your loved one, but again, please do not leave these off until the last minute, as I have a lot of sessions and events already on the books. I want to be able to create the custom PDF for you and your loved ones, but if you leave this off until right before Winter Solstice or Christmas, I cannot guarantee I will have time to get the PDF immediately created for you. Please order by Friday, the 16th to be absolutely certain you’ll have the PDF in hand or in email in time for the holidays.

On December 13th, we’ve got a Full Moon in Gemini, also known as “The Long Nights Moon” or “The Goose Moon.” This will be our final Full Moon of 2016, so if you mark time by cycles of the Moon, then this would be a perfect occasion to reflect upon this past year and whatever has rolled along to completion. What have you achieved? For what do you feel gratitude? What did the intense energies of 2016 reveal in your life?

On December 19th, Mercury goes Retrograde, another cycle that often makes people nervous about communications, contracts and travel plans. I’ve got Mercury all over my natal chart and long ago learned to harness and enjoy the energies of Merc Rx. This link is an old post, with different planetary alignments, but it goes into detail about ways to thrive in Mercury Retrograde. In short, focus on anything that begins with “re”: revise, rework, reconnect, review, release, and I would even add … rejoice! In my own life, so many wonderful things have come to completion during Merc Rx’s that I look at these periods as progress markers and for restructuring — reconsidering and tweaking the old so that a reaffirmed new can reveal itself. Lots of re-‘s!

Winter Solstice/Yule follows Merc Rx, and we’ve got another re: the Return of the Light! As the Darkest Night of the Year passes, the Sun remains still (Sol-stice) for three days and then the longer days begin again. David and I appreciate the Wheel of the Year as a powerful way to move through time, and Winter Solstice always seems particularly eventful for us. We look forward to saying our goodbye’s to this past year’s cycle that included so many changes in our own families.

Winter Solstice 2015 marked David’s daughter’s college graduation and a deeply healing reconnection with old and new people in all our lives.

Mercury went Retrograde in early January 2016, and just as it went direct, my father’s long term battle with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma took a major turn for the worse. He could suddenly no longer tolerate the medication he was convinced had kept him alive. February brought my brother and me to Pennsylvania to help manage our father’s care, and then March included lots of returns and release as my father began his obvious transition beyond the veil.

Family reunions, memorial service, and funeral filled those months, and then I began moving my mother from their home of 30 years into the home my father purchased just two days before he died. I spent several more weeks creating a beautiful haven just for my mom, so that her grief would be tempered by delight in all the new and tailored-just-for-her decorating and feng shui. I then spent May’s Merc Rx returning to Pennsylvania, clearing out and staging the old house, which had its first showing on my birthday. It sold within three weeks, but the final paperwork went through in August’s Merc Rx, which brings us here again the upcoming December Merc Rx.

David’s family went through big transitions in 2015, but 2016 was no slouch for them either! As we celebrate Winter Solstice 2016, we will honor and release all of these things and more, welcoming the Return of the Light after a rich, but deeply challenging and growth filled twelve months.

In more traditional circles, Christmas follows on December 25th for those who celebrate the Christian holidays or just the Westernized version of the original Christmas story. Hanukkah also begins on December 25 this year, with Kwanzaa following on the 26th and the UK Boxing Day. In this action packed December, please accept my apologies if I’ve missed another holiday. There’s plenty of time to celebrate whatever feels relevant and important to you, whether or not anyone else recognizes your moments. I will continue to blog here and there through 2016 until New Year’s Eve, but I just wanted to give readers a heads up on my schedule, as well as the potent energies and opportunities in this month’s mix.

Wishing all of you wonderful holiday and energy blessings!

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