Libra Full Moon: Spring Cleaning

We had a real estate agent visit our house this weekend and we saw our house through his eyes. Our 1930’s cottage is quirky in the extreme, and he was sensitive with us about it. Yet both of us replayed his comments for the next few days–from the assumptions that the kids painted the poetry on the stairs (mmm, no, that was me) to the remark that each room, unique in color and personality, looks like its in a different house. Buyers are looking for a unified theme, he said. The first thing we could do, to prepare for a sale, is to clear the clutter. Clutter? After twelve years of living it made sense, but honestly, it was a shock to our self-image. [Read more…]

Simple Release Ritual

This is a simple way to shift stuck energy. I’ve used this method of working with relationship energy, spiritually, for years, and been amazed not only at the difference I’ve felt afterwards, but how others’ respond as if they were healed, too. Often we don’t need to have “the conversation”- the one that brings up old wounds and potentially reopens bad feelings. Instead, we can effect a shift with Spirit. [Read more…]

Virgo Full Moon: Knowing Woman

I was sharing something deeply personal with a friend, an underworld issue I don’t have the answers around but I’m mucking around in, hard, like looking for something shiny in a swamp, when something she said caused me to reflect on the way we talk to each other when we’re in need of support. [Read more…]

What To Do During Venus Retrograde

Beautiful girl in ethnic jewelry with mirror covered with sand

For forty days, March 4- April 15, 2017, Venus will move retrograde in the degrees of 13 Aries- 27 Pisces.

Retrograde Revaluations

Venus is the cosmic darling, Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure and all we enjoy. With Venus, life is good – we find money under our pillow, our creative achievements win accolades and praise, our friends and lovers shower us with affection and we feel confident and look good. So what happens when Venus goes retrograde? Though we might be tempted to imagine lovers being jilted at the altar, abject poverty, and beauty treatments gone very bad, while not impossible, a more typical expression of Venus retrograde events feel more like an adjustment and reorientation around what makes you truly happy, what and who you enjoy and consider worthwhile. For instance, like an eagerly anticipated trip to an ice cream store an hour away only to find out our favorite flavor has been discontinued, we may feel disappointed, a little cheated, and wonder why we spent so much time, effort or money on an activity, thing or person that ultimately left us feeling flat. [Read more…]

Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse: Divine Perfection

I was attending a meditation at a local meditation center. The dharma talk was about integrity, a pressing question for our times to be sure, but as the teacher threw out questions, a sort of personal inventory about the areas of our lives where we are in or out of integrity, I grew uncomfortable. [Read more…]

Working With Mars & Anger

This week, warrior planet, Mars in Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn (2/22), then conjoins Uranus (2/26). As the red planet heats up our world, it’s time to become more conscious about our personal Mars. [Read more…]