Dancing the Universe of the Authentic Self
“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ~ Carl Sagan
I envision a world where people have the tools and resources to be their authentic selves as conscious creators contributing to a renaissance of human potential that uplifts all of humanity and every being on the planet. My intention with Co-Creating with the Cosmos is to help people become more effective, conscious creators of their reality.
We are Stardust
All beings on the planet are affected by the movement of celestial bodies.
Currently, the overarching planetary trend is transformation and evolution. The Saturn and Pluto alignment in Capricorn at the beginning of 2020 set off sweeping change to our political, economic, ecological and physical infrastructures —every aspect of our lives is being affected.
Over the next few years, the slower moving planets are walking us through a rite of passage. We have entered a period of not-knowing, where our definitions of ourselves, beliefs, boundaries, leadership, responsibility, personal sovereignty, and structures are collapsing. Our values regarding our health and health care systems, finances, food sources, art, culture, nature and our relationship with the planet are being called into question. At the same time, what we experience as reality seems like it is dissolving and we are being asked to dream a new dream.
We are being squeezed, pressurized, in new ways. If we can gain some footing, steer the smaller movements with an eye on the larger changes, we can dance this pivotal point in history with humanity, grace, compassion, and creativity.
Astrology helps us to see the patterns in the dance, and, according to Caroline Casey, it empowers us to become, “completely involved in the responsibility of shaping reality for the greater good of all our relations.”
The Call of the Cosmos – We are all Creators
“[A]strology defines the task of being fully human as discerning the pattern of evolutionary intelligence, the liveliest possibility at any moment in time, and aligning with that.” – Caroline Casey
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all creators. Every day, we make choices that create our reality. We are being called to consciousness. We are being called to pay attention. There is an unfolding, a natural order – and within that unfolding, we are part of a give and take, a conversation, an exploration, an imagining, a pressure and release. As Co-Creators in this cosmic organization, we have say and we have choice.
Recognize this as a point of evolution. Our foundation and structures are changing. No one alive in this lifetime has experienced this shift. This is a time for a new vision. What do you want the outcome for humanity to be? I will give you a hint to that answer – use your imagination.
Co-creating with the Cosmos is a form of Visionary Activism. In the book, Making the Gods Work for You, Caroline Casey says, “Visionary activism invites us to participate actively in shaping and creating our personal and collective reality by embarking on an adventure of joyful maximum self-cultivation”.
Self-cultivation begins with an awareness of what brings us joy – what we are called to do in this lifetime. Art, music, dance, study, science, nature, athleticism – what are the things that give you the most excitement?
Deep excitement. Soul excitement.
The best way to evolve? Do what you love!
Pay attention to patterns and synchronicities, follow your intuition, explore your innate sense of “knowing”. We are stardust, after all, the knowledge of the universe is in our cellular structure. We are here to experience and learn through physical reality. Awareness of the planetary dance, and how we can consciously participate, becomes delightful, important, and practical.
This is how we do our part: we do our thing, we inspire others.
I teach cosmic co-creation because it excites me. It has helped me work with and make sense out of chaos. It has helped me to time my actions, to move forward into the unknown, to act on my dreams. It has helped me embrace mystery. And I love to share and to learn.
I promise you, we are not without choice. We get to have a conversation about navigating the ship of life, filling in the map as we go, and getting direction from the stars.
Let the Moon Guide the Way
The New Moon focus for August is Leo
Because the moon is a prominent celestial body that goes through daily observable changes, it is a great place to start. As we observe the waxing and waning of the moon in the sky, we can also observe the waxing and waning of our energy. And as the moon moves through the entire zodiac every 29.5 days, it also aspects every planet in the sky each month. Through those transit relationships, we can gain more understanding of all the celestial bodies.
Co-Creating with the Cosmos
Co-Creating with the Cosmos is a monthly interdisciplinary workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of electional astrology and the power of working with lunar rhythms for potent intention setting.
Each month, we will focus on the characteristics of the astrological sign that is expressed by the New Moon.
The workshop includes embodiment of the lunar energy through movement, meditation, visualization and/or breath work. You will also receive suggestions for a New Moon ritual.
Classes are conducted via Zoom on a monthly basis. It is not necessary to be on the call live. All who register will receive a video they can review at any time.
Each month will be different, based on the Moon of the month and its Lunar Gestation Cycle.
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