Cancer New Moon: Season of the Moon

It’s Cancer season. If Cancer season had a soundtrack it would be that of waves gently lapping on an ocean beach. If it had a taste, it would be sweet ripe berries. As the Sun warms the soul, when nostalgia beckons from the corner of our memories, this is the season to seek soul-contentedness because when it comes down to it, in a sweet and sorrowful way, summer stimulates our desire for happiness – be it a nostalgia for happiness past, or the happiness we want but don’t have. [Read more…]

Sagittarius Full Moon: Strawberry Moon

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Some days trying to find myself is like trying to find keys in a snowstorm
I know She is there but I can’t see her
The motion, energy and debris flies around, obscuring vision, clarity, knowing [Read more…]

Gemini New Moon: Inner Listening

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I’d been getting reacquainted with yoga, lately, trying to get with a more conscious version of yoga. I don’t need yoga for exercise, I walk my dog and do cardio every day. I wanted a practice to deepen my awareness, to turn up the volume on my inner listening. [Read more…]

Scorpio Full Moon: Thrill of Desire

May is a month of extended travel for my husband, which means I will be alone for most of the month. I used to look forward to this time away. When the kids were here and life ran at 100 mph all the time I couldn’t wait for the down time to cocoon, rest and restore. But today it filled me with an agoraphobia of sorts, a fear of wide open spaces. [Read more…]

Taurus New Moon: Earth Magic

I walked down to the edge of the ocean and gave her my suffering. She took it without a thought. In an act of grace, I met myself anew. [Read more…]

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…]