The tension of the Cancer/Capricorn Eclipse season is between an old, control-based system of working, governing, and living (the dark side of Capricorn) and a new (and ancient) way of honoring our subtle senses, our intuition, our deep connection with the life force in every creation, and our innate natural wisdom.
Self-massage with oil, known as abhyanga in Ayurveda, is a wonderful practice for soothing the nervous system.
Fully inhabiting a body - occupying our selves - is a declaration of ownership, acceptance, and authority.
The Moon, Jupiter and Venus were strung across the southeast horizon as I began this post, just before sunrise. The Moon was, then, a tiny silver sliver, an “Old Moon”, ending the Sagittarius cycle begun in early December. Tonight, January 5th, 2019, the New Moon in Capricorn begins a new lunar month; as the first … Continue reading Time to begin!
I don't know about anyone else, but this New Moon in Sagittarius offers me a ray of hope that the madness of the past few weeks, or perhaps months, may finally ease. As much of a cliche as it might be, Mercury retrograde lives up to its annoying reputation in my experience. Website glitches, e-mails … Continue reading An end to the madness!?
We are in relationship with everything. Relationship is a fundamental aspect of life itself. And how we choose to relate determines the quality of our lives. Whether it is a another person, our vehicle, our body, or our self, we have the option of honoring or not, appreciating or not, loving or not. How we … Continue reading Own the shadows and the light
As I sit down to write this post, the Sun has just reached 15 degrees of Leo, the point associated with the ancient celebration of Lammas, or "loaf-mass". Although in today's world we look to the Gregorian calendar on the wall to find these holidays, they are actually determined by the position of the Sun. … Continue reading The beginning of the harvest – and the end of eclipse season
I don’t know about anyone else, but the past few days have stirred up my shadows. I’ve noticed thought and behavior patterns that aren’t very pretty, and that I thought I had worked through, re-wired, healed, etc. All that spiritual work, you know. Apparently, not. It has been a little like walking past a mirror … Continue reading Eclipses and retrogrades, oh my!
It is (finally) unmistakably summer here in Montana. After a long, cold, snowy winter and cold, wet spring, we are in that period when the days are still long and bright, the flood waters have receded, and Nature seems unstoppable and inexhaustible. As we approach the Caner New Moon and Solar Eclipse on Thursday, the … Continue reading What nourishes you at the Cancer New Moon/ Solar Eclipse
Just days after the Sun moved into the (tropical) sign of Cancer, marking the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere, we have the Capricorn Full Moon. In contrast to the Capricorn New Moon of winter, the Full Moon marks long days and the height of the growth season. The peak of the Moon’s … Continue reading Slowing down at the strawberry moon