Sun in Scorpio – Second Chakra Sunshine

Hello! The Sun is in Scorpio now, and things can get really intense. Scorpio is known as a deeply sexual and psychological sign – so our physical, emotional, and mental energies may be building up at this time around the second chakra. With the Sun shining on Scorpio, our shadow side gets lit up. What “hidden” […]

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New Moon, Creative Sparks, and Old Friends

It’s been a beautiful summer – I’ve been spending so much of it outdoors or semi-outdoors in my garage/painting studio. Sunshine, fresh air, and exercise do wonders not only for the body, but the spirit and soul. There is a field I ride through that inspired this recent painting called Summer’s End at Forbidden Meadow. […]

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Taurus New Moon and New Beginnings

The New Moon in Taurus is coming up on Monday, May 18th. I came across this article I wrote for Deer Spirit Reiki News back in 2009 and it still rings true – take some time out to set intentions, Taurus New Moon is fertile. Springtime New Beginnings – Open Heart, Open Possibilities by Holly Troy […]

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Discovering – “The Magic of Asking”

Most of us want to improve some area of our lives, however at times this can be easier said than done. They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. This is very true. Another definition could also be asking the same questions over and over again and expecting a different result. I was reflecting to myself the other day, on the importance of asking ourselves the right questions.

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Dreaming the Year

Working with Sydney has been fantastic. I love deeply exploring topics, and looking at sex and sexuality through the lens of the chakras is no exception. When I reach my limit, when it feels to me like I can go no further, Sydney has a way of nudging me to go a little farther. I get to the point where I kick up swampy mud and I think that is all there is, and with one word, Sydney has us flowing downstream, out of the swamp, and deep into a vast ocean.

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New Moon (Practical) Magic Phase II – Starting where you are

So PHASE II is this:

Break your Three-Year Success Dream into doable steps – they can be the teeniest, tiniest doable steps along your path, or they can be big leaps. Maybe take some small steps to build up your confidence with some hops and pirouettes thrown in. Do it your own way, with your unique style. Do it in a way that is fun and where you are least likely to beat yourself up. Maybe some of those small steps become habit, and once they are established, you reach a turning point. Three years is 1095.75 days. What can you do, see, be? Can you wonder what it feels like to do, see, and be something completely new? Who can you call or enlist to help you on the way? Who and/or what can you let go of? What are 1095.75 steps you can take toward something? Can you enjoy the journey and not worry about the destination?

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New Moon (Practical) Magic

I borrowed this post from one of my workshops. The exercise was based on writing and using the energy of the new moon. Tomorrow is the New Moon – why not use its energy? If you don’t have a ritual that you already do, give this one a try . . .

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What is Scorpio Pushing you to Release?

Can you honestly answer these questions and then make a commitment to letting go of the things that hinder your life’s potential? Can you see how at one point the answers to the questions may have served you well – but now that you have grown and evolved they no longer serve you?

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New Moon Intention Setting and Writing Exercise

Tonight is the new moon in Pisces. For tonight, or, for the next two nights, it is a good time to set intentions. I propose an intention setting exercise this evening. A few years ago I learned an exercise similar to the one I am presenting here while I was going through a particularly tough […]

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New Moon New Year

What do you want from your life?

The first New Moon of the year is today – the New Moon in Capricorn. New Moons are a powerful time to make intentions. Capricorn gives us strength and endurance for discipline and responsibility. We are already in the mindset of “new-ness” – the energy for bringing in what we want is snowballing right now.

2012 is over — what would you like to leave behind? Can you make the decision to let go? Will letting it go be for the greater good of your life — and perhaps the lives of those around you?

Capricorn energy gives you the strength and discipline to see the bigger picture and take the steps needed to do what is the highest and best.

Alan Watts says, “What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?”

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Divine Inspiration and Goddess of Astrology, Patrice Kamins

My friend Patrice Kamins, Meta-Astrologer, made this video called “What is Astrology?” It’s cosmic, psychedelic, and down-to-earth all at once. This Cap Sun with a Sag Rising and Scorpio Moon loves it!  Patrice’s reading for January begins: We can all get on with our lives in an adult fashion now that the disaster or esctasy fetish […]

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remover of obstacles print – making room

Eighteen for Eighteen – print of Ganesha

The Elephant-headed God, Ganesha, is most revered as the Remover of Obstacles. He is often the first God honored at the beginning of rituals in order to ensure all blockages to success are removed at the very start.

Invoke Lord Ganesha before your next project! Place an image of him near your altar, or anywhere you’d like energy to be free-flowing.

Saturn is moving into Scorpio. Now is the perfect time to remove articles. According to incredibly compassionate and down-to-earth astrologer Anne Ortelee:

The week ahead is designed for releasing the stuff you no longer want, desire or need. We are in the dark phase of the moon, moving toward a New Moon at 22:32 Libra next Monday. The New Moon will be the FIRST New Moon while Saturn is in Scorpio, a kind of inauguration so to speak.

Eighteen is a lucky number. There are ten of these prints left.

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