Grief and the shadow have been staring me down. I'm seeing patterns, and more and more, time feels less linear to me, spherical, maybe even donut-shaped. Addiction, alienation, secrets, power, sexuality, envy, fear - the stuff we keep hidden - I've been circling around the subjects and diving through. I feel like I've been breaking ...
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" ...
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.
Some of our big questions are, “Where do we find our power in this society without losing our humanity, creativity, sexual energy, time for love, personal relationships and nature? How do we heal trauma so that we may experience our lives fully in the moment? How do we survive financially without trading over or losing our power?”
Now I am feeling happy and energized to get back to work on our writing. I spent the weekend in the wilderness with my partner where we enjoyed one another and the world around us. I felt safe and relaxed, and finally caught up on sleep! And I breathed fresh air, and sat by a fire, and spent prolonged periods in the moment – marveling at the beauty of the stars, at the sound of water and birds and grasshoppers, and at the love and appreciation of another human being.
Sydney Francis and I are embarking on a vast project for releasing shame from our physical and bliss bodies, and inviting joy, love, and full-bodied empowerment into our lives. We are beginning this endeavor with a ritual that is a practice in deeply grounding our right to be safe, loved, happy, blissful, and comfortable with our sexuality, creativity, intellect, love . . . basically it's a celebration for the essence of what makes us each unique as well as part of the larger consciousness.
Sojourn at the Underworld is an experiential ceremony where participants will:
- be led through a guided mediation that will awaken the mind-body connection;
- guided along a physical passage for releasing what is longer needed for this transitional time of the year and of our lives;
- learn techniques for grounding, being in the moment, for releasing emotional residue, and for setting intentions;
- explore the energies for this earth cycle;
- ground our "right to be" who we are as unique and communal beings on this planet;
- will practice and learn techniques for drawing in what we want to have in our lives;
- integrate the experience;
- share community and feast with the spirits!
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?
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 ...
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.