Increase My Harvest, A Full Moon Spell
Full moons are good times to get in touch with your spiritual center, to ask for awakening, for guidance, make spiritual requests and wishes. The Harvest Full Moon, (the first full moon after the sun has entered Libra -a harvest full moon is always in Aries) celebrating the final harvest of the summer before we head into autumn, is an exceptional full moon. Always, when doing a spell, follow the spiritual law of abundance – Ask, Believe, Receive. Whenever we ask for anything, it’s always good to give thanks, first. That’s not just good manners (Sun in Libra approves!), but gratitude is a powerful prayer. In fact, there may not be a more powerful one. Why? Imagine Spirit is puddle jumping to meet you. If you’re already on the abundant side, it’s much smaller leap for Spirit to make (this is also a law of attraction. When you’re grateful, you’re aligned with abundance). Read more
Every two months I write a seasonal article with an astrological theme under the auspice of ‘Sex & Soul Mates’ columnist for Constellation Magazine. I love this magazine! Brainchild of Jungian astrologer Sherene Schostak and artist/tarot reader and pin-up gal, Katelan Foisy, it’s for artists, astrology lovers and anyone with style. The visual artistry is always lush, evocative and effervescent. The conversation is the same.
For Aries/Taurus I was so inspired by this season of renewal I did an astrological style guide for each Sun sign, with an outrageous new attitude, look and feel for Spring. And the photography this month is out of this world – pin-ups. How Taurean is that? If you thought pin-up Queens only belong to the era of Betty Page, think again. Many of us have a secret fantasy of being a pin-up. Pin-ups are here to stay.
Ultimately, the shift from Aries into Taurus (remember, the planets move one by one slowly into the season. Mercury and Venus are currently in Taurus, even though the Sun is in Aries right now) is about developing the courage to bloom. We raise our hemlines, bare our shoulders to discover that those and other courageous acts are also an exercise in self-worth. Here’s an excerpt from S&SM Aries/Taurus issue:
Consider that during springtime, nature is in cosmic collusion with our deepest wish to bloom. Under the auspices of optimism, we dare risk a little more of our self. We psychologically shrug off the depression and stagnation of winter, instead entertaining the thought of believing in our self just a little bit more. Spring thinking goes like this: if a shorter hemline can give us a spot of confidence, a conversation with a perfect stranger we admire might not be so hard, and when we dare to finally speak up at a work meeting, risk voicing a good idea, confidence accrues. When we let courage lead, we also begin to invest in our self, to value our self – a Taurus theme. Spring rewards the bold.
So what are you waiting for?
Buy the magazine.
We astrologers are earnest about being taken seriously. This can turn the best of us into curmudgeons, when certain of us shun popular astrology for generalizing (dismissing horoscope writers who shepherd the masses to us for a proper natal reading as irrelevant). The problem with that need to be taken so seriously is that we lose our humor and our perspective, and heaven forbid that happens, because humor is a true friend to creativity and inspiration. That’s why I’m delighted that Matt Currie has carved out his unique niche in the blogosphere and has now published a very cool book called Conquer the Universe With Astrology which is basically wit, writ large.
Moonkissd.com was recently nominated for a Lemmy or Lemonade award by Fern of Wisestars Astrology, for being ‘wise and wonderful.’ I’ve been writing astrology online since 2004 and it feels good to receive something. Even without the proper ceremony, red carpet sashay and fake-out kiss from a celebrity – I’ll take it! Even though I’ve yet to find an official site on this award, I understand that once you’re nominated, you nominate 10 other blogs (if you want) that show ‘great attitude and gratitude’ (according the realastrology.net ladies), let them know, & post the lemmy badge on your site. So passing on the good will, here are my ten astrology blog winners in no order of preference. You can also find them on my blog roll. Read more
“Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night.” -Tom Wait
Jesca Hoop was Tom Wait’s nanny, the legendary voice that sounds like he’s had one too many nights of whisky and Marlboro reds. As if that weren’t enough to pique your curiosity, when NPR first played her, her song was the most requested for two months running. What does this have to do with astrology? It’s admittedly incidental.
Sera Beak is just like you and me. And if she’s not, basically you want to be her after your done reading The Red Book.
“I want to find God in my own way, in my own time, and essentially, by my own self. And I have. She beats deep inside my chest. I see her reflected everywhere. She grows with me.”
“Yep, I’m a true modern devotee. I love the mystics, The Matrix, yoga and the White Stripes, meditation and designer jeans. In terms of cultural dialects, I am mulitlingual. I speak New Age and Aveda Skin care, Eastern philosophy and Elle magazine, Metaphysics and Hitachi vibrators. I love modern art and dinner parites, lavender chocolate and dirty maritinis, dancing and random road trips and hanging out with my girlfriends. My spirituality is real, alive and active, funky and fresh. It’s not separate from my daily life; rather, it’s so integrated and infused I can no longer separate the two.” Read more