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…]

Pisces Full Moon Eclipse: Your Own Private Idaho

The restless chair on the empty field at sunset

I used to feel astrologically cheated out of that zany and enlightened experience known as Pisces. I’ve thought about how fun it would be to bliss out during kirtan chanting, trip the light fantastic astral traveling, communicate with Spirit beings… but my reality has been far more mundane. [Read more…]

Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse: More Love

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There are moments of awakening, and they often happen in a form you do not expect or even want, but there they are, irrefutable in their magnitude. When Magnus, beloved pup of my heart, stopped eating, became depressed and lethargic last weekend, all of my nurturing attention was mobilized in only the way seeing one you love suffer, can. [Read more…]

Pisces Full Moon: Dreamers and Believers

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I sat at the feet of the venerable wise teacher Byron Katie last weekend at Spirit Rock, the meditation center down the road from where I live. She opened the class by saying, Raise your hand if you ate breakfast this morning. Hands went up. Then she asked, Is it true? Where’s your proof? Hundreds of us were now having breakfast in our imagination. I had the prickly sensation that all the enlightened beings that have passed through this space were now in this room, chuckling at the cosmic joke, with us. [Read more…]

Pisces New Moon: The School of Not Knowing

School of fish

What stimulates your connection to spiritual consciousness? How do you receive guidance? Mercury has often played the star role in the messages I receive, often while driving, walking, writing and sometimes involving books. When I’m working on a reading and feeling I’m missing a thread that would pull it all together, I will silently ask for guidance. I get in the car, and a show on NPR gives me the missing link. Or I’ll walk to my bookshelf, allow my intuition to guide me to the right book, where the page will neatly land on the exact message I need to hear. Often, when I’m on the phone with a client, in answer to what’s being said on the other line, one of us will hear sirens, howling dogs, or the chicken outside my window will start loudly cluck-clucking. Or the time when I decided to write a mission statement for my astrological practice and later, I received generous feedback on the reading I did prior, the feedback mirroring my intentional statement almost word for word. I connect synchronicity to Mercury, but also Pisces and it’s planet, Neptune, conduits of consciousness. [Read more…]

Pisces Full Moon: Zen Moon

koi_by_weewill-d613rdiAs a writer, I experience periodic blocks. I don’t think creative blocks are exclusive to artists. People experience life blocks all the time, periods in your life where despite your best efforts and intentions (or maybe because of them) the things you try to do just don’t seem to get traction or go anywhere. It’s as if, as I described the downside of a Neptune transit to a client recently: God presses the pause button. Then patiently waits for you to figure out that you can’t repeat the same thing you’re doing and get different results. Since you don’t have an answer, or know who or what to be yet, you might as well draw a picture, noodle around on your ukulele, chant mantras and play at being Zen. Till one day you wake up to discover you’re in a place of self-acceptance, you no longer have the same problems you once did… and you’re actually enjoying your self. [Read more…]