• Last Full Moon of the Year

    This is the last Full Moon of the year 2020. How would you describe this year? I just tried to in my head and no words arrived. Perhaps there are no words for it. It’s just been an experience.

    At 10:28 this evening it is Full Moon in Cancer. What a lovely way to end the year. It’s been an unusual year, with many people having to cope with being alone, without being able to be physically present with family. Or perhaps you’ve been working from home and have experienced too much of family. It goes both ways. It’s something else to cope with, during lockdown here in Toronto.

    Cancer is a water sign, which means it deals with the emotional realm. It governs the domestic side of life – home, family, nurturing, caring, especially self-caring. Cancer is a personal, inward kind of sign, one that invites us to look at our lives and see if we are happy with what we have created. If not, how do we get happy? Even with Covid?

    It doesn’t always take a big thing to make us happy. For me, it’s spending time in the park, enjoying a perfect Latte, laughing with my partner. I’ve done a lot of these things this year. They have been a big part of my coping mechanisms.

    As we plan for 2021, what our goals are, what we want to bring in to our life, it would be good to plan for self-care. Plan some things that feel good. Use the gut test. How do I feel when I think about doing this, or being there? If it feels good, incorporate it into your life. If not, move on. Some activities that used to work may not work anymore. That creates space for new things. Let them go with grace.

    This is a great year, what better, than to take the lid off and think outside the box. You may have dreamt of doing something for years and it seemed out of the realm of possibility. This year, strange as it is and may continue to be, might be the year for it. It’s kind of an out of the box year. Take a chance, take that course, connect with that person (online, of course), be fearless and adventurous, and follow your heart.

    We have been dealing with this strange situation of lockdown, partial lockdown, masking up and washing, washing, washing for almost a year now. We can take a look back and see what worked for us, what helped keep us calm, energized and able to cope. We can bring in some new ideas, activities and people. We can be adventurous, cause just because we’re locked down doesn’t mean we have to stay in a box.

    Happy New Year, may it be filled with blessings, yoga, deep breathing, fresh air and hugging a tree, and whatever else works for you.

  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

    You may think I’m joking with the title of this email, but I’m really not. We have the opportunity right now to create something totally different if we want to, or simply make some tweaks to what is, if that is all that’s needed. It’s our choice.

    That feels so powerful – our choice. Right now, we have the power. The stars have aligned in our favour, so unleash your inner child and dream big.

    What did you always want to do that seemed impossible? Where did you want to be that you’re not? (you might have to forget about the always wanting to be a blonde thing for the moment, unless you’re good with the home kit thing).

    Tomorrow, Monday the 14th, at 11:17am EST, it is New Moon in Sagittarius, AND a total solar eclipse, visible in South America. So, what does that mean?

    Well, change, for starters, but this time we can take the power and make the changes. We’re being supported to do just that, maybe even pushed or pulled.

    The energy of Sag is always moving forward. Her arrow is pointed to the future. It’s an energy of inspiration, of taking a look at the big picture. When we take that look, we can see where things are flowing and where things are blocked, in life, in relationships, in career. Where have we trapped ourselves by our belief systems, by what we think is possible or not possible.

    The child inside you may understand that there are no limits except those we invent for ourselves. If we don’t think it can be done, it’s because nobody has done it yet. Maybe the Universe is waiting for you.

    In our Solstice Celebration on the 20th at 7pm, we’re going to look at those limitations that we have created for ourselves, and begin to release them, to let them go. There are so many wonderful experiences and thoughts waiting to replace them that it is time to let them go. We need to create space. So, do some pondering before the event.

    We’re going to harness the energy of Fire in both of its forms, the destroyer and the nurturer. Since the Eclipse is in a fire sign, and the Solstice closes out the Sagittarius energy, it feels fitting. We’re also welcoming the return of the light, with more daylight every day, and hopefully, more sunshine.

    We’ll honour the Earth, as our foundation, and journey to receive some healing. It’s going to be a fun event.

    To register, reply to this email with the subject Solstice.

  • Eclipses Are Back

    I just went outside and stood under the moon. It felt very focused, very calm. I’m interested to see what this Full Moon brings.

    We have moved into the sign of Sagittarius. This Full Moon is in its opposite sign of Gemini. It is exact at 4:30 am EST on Monday November 30. It’s also an eclipse. Yep, we are back in eclipse season. So, this energy and opportunity will last for 6 months, and it will bring change.

    Gemini

    Let’s start with Gemini, an air sign, the sign of the twins, a dual sign. This is my rising sign, and I have always looked at the symbol of Gemini as a doorway, ready to be walked through.

    Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which rules communication. Since it is an air sign, it deals with the mental realm, our thoughts, beliefs, expression, ability to listen. The energy of Gemini is restless excitable, curious, a bit anxious, clever and quick. Because Gemini is a dual sign, it deals with duality – inner and outer, high and low, and options, choices.

    The Eclipse brings focus to these qualities. Everything I’ve read about this Full Moon talks about new beginnings, choosing a new direction, a new path. Because there is duality, there will be two choices, two possible directions. Remember, Eclipses bring change, and change brings fear to many. It is possible that one of these paths may feel comfortable, the other may force us to grow. If we can work through the fear, the sky is the limit.

    Our journey last month through Scorpio may have increased our understanding of self; it may have unlodged some things we didn’t want to look at. I know it did for me. This time coming up is a time to acknowledge what we have learned and who we are now. We have a new foundation. From that foundation, we’re invited to take a look at the long term. Who do we want to be? Where do we want to be? We have the opportunity to create that.

    My feeling is that one of the communication skills of Gemini, the ability to listen, will be very important right now. Not listening to others, but listening to that quiet voice inside, the guidance from our Higher Self, and then trusting that guidance and moving with it.

    Invitation to the Moon

    I invite you to shine your light on how I’ve grown since the last Eclipse.

    I invite you to shine your light on what I need to hear, what I need to see.

    I invite you to shine your light on the possibilities, the paths that have opened to me.

    I invite you to shine your light on me.

    Blessings and thank you.

  • Standing At The Threshold

    Today is New Moon in Libra. Libra is an air sign, so it deals with the mental realm, relationships, how we connect and how we communicate with each other. The symbol for Libra is the scales of balance.

    My sense, coming up to this New Moon, was that it would be beautiful; not soft and easy, but also not harsh and difficult to get through. When I sat with the energy in meditation, I felt that we are standing at a threshold, not quite ready to take the next step, which, for some, could cause frustration. So, cool your jets.

    I also was told that we can only reap what we have sown, so we need to sow carefully. To do that, we need that state of balance of which Libra speaks. Even though we are in an Air sign, we need to ground ourselves, to use the Earth energy to keep ourselves stable so we can think clearly.

    We are in a balance point between the past and the future. We always are. That is called the present. One of the ways we can stay in balance is to honour the past. So, take a moment to honour your past year. How have you grown? How have you changed? I did this exercise this morning and realized I have much more patience, and I am stronger than I realized. I’m much more aware of myself, my body and the effects of my lifestyle on it. How have you changed?

    Then, there is the future. This New Moon seems to be about seeing what that future could be, looking through the door as we stand at the threshold and seeing who we could be, what we could accomplish. Exciting stuff. But are we ready? Have we changed enough to handle what is coming? Is there more we could release, let go of?

    When I listened to my three favourite astrologers talk about this New Moon, (Greg Scott, Sarah Vrba and Molly McCord) I heard a list of things we can observe. Do I hold on to that? Do I still have that behavior? I’ve already started on the list. Of course, I got a hit on the very first one.

    So, here’s the list that I culled out:

    What are we still holding on to?

    What are we still trying to control?

    Do we feel we need to do something, accomplish something, to be of value?

    Where are we frustrated?

    Where have we created walls to protect ourselves?

    Do we lose sight of who we are or compare ourselves to others?

    Do we compromise ourselves to please others?

    Where is the fear holding us back?

    Do we have the patience to take our time and get it right?

    Are we grounded?

    Do we have outdated programming?

    That’s a long list, but I want to get it right this time, so I’m working through it…

     I’m meditating, asking for help from my guides.

     I’m doing yoga to help release what I’m holding in the muscles, in the joints.

    I’m working with the pendulum.

    I’m calling in the Violet Flame.

    I’m breathing into tension.

    I’m spending more time in nature.

    I’m using Holy Fire Reiki and Learning Path.

    And, I’m here to help you.

    If you would like a session, drop me an email.

    If you would like some help understanding how you can do it yourself, drop me an email.

    The list is only insurmountable if we never begin.

    Take care, be well and enjoy

  • A New You

    Today is Full Moon in Aries. It sounds as though we are entering a very dynamic month, with Aries Full Moon on the first, Libra Full Moon on the thirty-first, and New Moon in Libra in the middle. It promises to be emotional and transformational.

    I have three favourite astrologers that I check in with every month. With regard to this Full Moon, Molly McCord made the statement: “Trust the Process”. I’m making that my affirmation for the month.

    Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the initial step on the journey. It’s all about you – who you are, what you like, what you love to do, where you’re going. This is the Full Moon, so it’s going to shine a lot of light on these areas.

    This is a time where we can receive insights into health issues, on finding what motivates us, into what we would love to do now, either work wise or personally. We can come to a new understanding of ourselves, see ourselves more clearly. We’re changing – this is new territory for us. We have an opportunity to see who the new us is going to be.

    It takes courage to meet this new adventure head on – to take advantage of all it has to offer. Listen to your body – the messages it give you. Pay attention. It will show you the way.

    Listening to your body:

    When you are presented with a choice, tune into how your body feels with each choice. Pull your awareness down into your gut – this is where a lot of people will feel a response. How does your gut feel?

    • Is there a feeling of happiness, a warm pleasant feeling?
    • Is there a feeling of agitation?
    • Is there a feeling of discomfort in any way?
    • Does it feel neutral, no feeling at all?

    Practice sensing in, then use these feelings to guide you.

    Now, there are people who sense in other places than the gut, so pay attention if you don’t feel anything there. Do you feel it somewhere else? In your head, your chest etc.? Do you taste something, see something or smell something? Play with it. Make it a little adventure.

    We are being given the opportunity to develop a new sense of purpose, a discovery of whom we are now and how we want to be in the world. This month we are also given the opportunity to find the balance between focus on ourselves and focus on the other. So, if your focus has had to be on your family, or on others, take a few moments, be still, and feel yourself. Get a feel for who you are when you’re not mom or dad, the chauffeur, the worker. Get acquainted with that person again, fall in love with that person again. Then, see where you go from there.

  • Am I Enough?

    Last night, at 10:42 pm., it was New Moon in fun-loving, confident, courageous, fire inspired Leo. From what I’ve read, this new Moon is gifting us with a new sense of who we are and what we are able to accomplish. We’re being given some clarity. We’re also being given some support as we move forward, although it doesn’t feel like time for action yet.

    This seems to be the time to sit with some tough questions: Do you feel enough? Do you feel worthy?

    I’ve had a really interesting journey through Leo (we’re at the end of Leo now). I’d like to share it with you. There may be a nugget in there for your own journey.

    I started out by taking a workshop on Abundance with Dr. Judith Wilcox, a truly brilliant healer from Connecticut  (you can find her easiest on Facebook). In the first half of the workshop, we discussed our fears and Judith did some work on them. I could feel stuff leaving as she worked. The second session we worked on Abundance. It was a really helpful Workshop.

    Then, last week, I connected with another healer on Linkedin and we shared sessions. Her name is Judy Onorato (another Judith/Judy), and her work is brilliant as well.  She practices Chinese Astrology and Numerology, amongst other things (she makes beautiful Flower Essences. I’m using her Oneness Essence).

    Judy told me some very helpful things, some that fit in with what I had discerned already. She suggested that I develop a reverence for who I am and what I do; that I will be turning up my light quotient ( hopefully expanding the Spiritual in my life).

    But the gift she gave me came right at the end. She said that I had had a number of past lives as a wealthy, privileged individual. By her tone and expression, I got the impression that I wasn’t the nicest of people in those lifetimes.

    Now, my journey this year has been to increase spirituality in my life and to know myself at a deeper level. My past life focus has always been on the spiritual – the healer, the monk, the nun. Definitely not the rich.

    This New Moon and the work I’ve done and assistance I’ve had has given me a few pieces to put together:

    • I need to develop more reverence for my self and my work, which feeds into confidence and knowing I am worthy
    • I have been prosperous but not spiritual at the same time
    • I am increasing spirituality in my life now.

    So, to work on these three things, I put together a mantra, or saying, that I can repeat and hopefully create new pathways in my brain. Here it is:

    • I am enough
    • I am worthy
    • I can lead a spiritual life and still have money

    For the next 8 days (8 is the number of power) I am saying this 108 times each day (108 beeing the length of a mala). I started today and already have felt a shift.

    I hope that my tale helps you understand your own journey, inspires you, brings clarity or at least gives you some new resources. The journey is an adventure, so remember to have some fun while you’re on it.

  • So, What’s Next?

    See yourself standing in front of a doorway. What do  you want to be on the other side?

    What do you see on the other side of the door?

    This Full Moon on Monday August 3rd is in Aquarius – 11 degrees of Aquarius. The number 11, to me, has always meant an opportunity, a portal, a doorway that we can walk through if we choose to do so. We have the opportunity to see that doorway and think about what we would like to find on the other side. Who do we want to be? How do we want to be? I got a chuckle this afternoon when I asked myself that question. What came out of my mouth was, “I want to be famous”. Definitely not a conscious thought, and definitely thinking outside of the box.

    These next few days are good to take some quiet time, time to be receptive, connect with spirit, to listen. When you are quiet, ask “What do I need to see? What do I need to hear? How do I need to open to the new?” Then listen, watch for the answers. Observe your life. What comes up for you in that witnessing?

    For me, this has been a year for personal growth and self discovery. I’ve learned to connect with spirit at a deeper level and discovered many places in my life where fear rules. I’ve done a lot of work on myself and am discovering more facets of the process.

    It’s been an exciting year for me, and this Full Moon in Aquarius feels like the icing on the cake. What do I want my future self to look like, to feel like? How do I want my life to present itself?

    These are all questions I’m entertaining right now. I’m doing it with a smile on my face and a playful attitude.

    Nothing is too crazy to imagine. What have I never tried before? Can I do what I want to do in some new and different way? Can I be open to new possibilities? Can I be famous?

    I have a great feeling about the energy of this Full Moon. That doesn’t mean that what it brings in is going to be a piece of cake to deal with, but it does mean that what comes is for my highest and best good and will lead to better things. Every resistance it illuminates is another opportunity to understand myself and decide how I want to change, shift, transform, and how I want to do it.

    Exciting times.

    If you want some assistance with changing, shifting, transforming, drop me a line. I’d love to help.

  • Look What I found!

    Yesterday, Monday the 20th, was New Moon in Cancer, the second one this year. The first was the New Moon Eclipse on June 21. I always feel when there are two New Moons in the same sign, that I need to pay attention. And right on cue, I have found it intense.

    This moon is asking “Are you willing to take an honest look at your relationship with yourself, with others, and change what needs to be changed?”

    Light at the End of the Tunnel

    We are being challenged and given the space to be introspective about how we deal with the challenges in our lives and with the people in our lives. We are being given the opportunity to “see” our behavior patterns in different situations and how they benefit us. Whether we deem those patterns to be negative or positive, there is always a payoff – a benefit.

    I’ve been feeling this New Moon energy for a week now. One of my major patterns has been thrown in my face more than once – I seem to need repetition to bring in awareness, which always the first step. It’s not my first awareness of this pattern, but like I said – repetition. There were different scenarios, eliciting different behaviours on my part, but the payoff was the same.

    For me, this New Moon is about ferreting out fear, becoming aware of how I deal with it, how it controls my life, and understanding the benefits of my behavior patterns.

    So, here is my biggest pattern:

    • Be confronted with something that brings up fear (sometimes I don’t even feel the fear, but it’s there)
    • Behavior pattern – eat something that I know is going to cause a problem in my body
    • Payoff – pain and the excuse to not deal with the fear, or do whatever has raised the fear

    I have made great progress, but it still has control. I worked on it last week and will continue to seek out the crooks and crannies where I’ve buried it for the next 5 months – the rest of Eclipse season. I’m peeling off the layers. Some of it isn’t even mine. It’s the fear behind the pattern I’m working on, and there seems to be lifetimes of it.

    So, how am I working through this?

    • First is awareness – of the pattern, of what triggered the pattern and the payoff.
    • Second, I work on healing and letting go of the fear. As a formal session, I use Learning Path Integrated Technique, Holy Fire® Reiki and Pendulum. Informally, I remove certain foods from my diet, or try to. When I feel the fear in any form – overwhelm, anxiety, panic, anger (its base is fear), I recognize it, acknowledge it, often out loud. “I know you, I recognize you. I don’t need you anymore. Thank you for all you have done for me (it has been protecting me, you know, from whatever it perceives as dangerous) but I need to face this.  Goodbye.” Or words to that effect. Then I might do some yoga, some breathing exercises, or a short meditation. I would ground myself, because fear will un-ground me.
    • Then, I look at the trigger. What situation had me going into fear? How can I deal with that situation differently, in a way that I can handle now. I take the first step. One step at a time, without looking further than that, is not so scary.
    • Lastly, I acknowledge and celebrate the changes, however small. The payoff moves from being safe, to moving forward.

    That is my process in a nutshell. If you are going to accept the challenge this New Moon, have some fun with it. Find opportunities to laugh about your patterns. It’s serious, but you can still laugh about it. “Look what I found. I’ve been giving this power all these years. Isn’t that hilarious? Let’s have some fun changing it!”

  • The last in the Series

    Today is Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn here in Canada. The Eclipse will be visible here at 11:13 pm. I’ll be watching it, as will most of my crystals.

    This is the last Eclipse of this series. The first one on June 5th asked us to let go of what no longer served us. The second, on June 20-21 asked us to go within and nurture ourselves, to be open to this new energy that is getting ready to be birthed. It was an opportunity to open our hearts so we could receive what we needed to receive.

    This Eclipse tonight (or tomorrow, depending on where you are) supports us to close something out that is finished, something to do with what we work at, how we work, what kind of foundation we have built for ourselves financially, career-wise. All of those Capricorn things are what the Full Moon is illuminating, but, the Eclipse interrupts the illumination, so is there something we still need to look at, something to consider or intuit. Do we need to integrate some of the Cancer energy of taking a pause, listening to our gut, meditating on it.

    Of course, there are many other planets involved, with trines and squares etc., not all of which I understand. However, I do understand that Saturn is back in Capricorn, as are Pluto and Jupiter, all retrograde, which means we are getting another look at what we did to get where we are.

    Saturn is about structure and commitment. Pluto is about transformation and Jupiter is about expansion and growth.

    To me, that means structures are being destroyed or dismantled so that we can make a commitment to honour a new way of being, a new sense of purpose and new mission, which will allow us to grow, learn and expand. I’ve had a lot of aha moments lately and am looking forward to more. Exciting times.

    As always, I am open for private sessions. I am working virtually right now, so that would include distance Reiki, Learning Path Integrated Technique, Chakra Clearings and Akashic Readings. You can book by responding to this email.

    Just a reminder that Reiki Circle is this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm. We are online at https://zoom.us/j/9191874758. If you have at least first level Reiki we would love to have you join us.

  • Becoming the Butterfly

    Today is Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. A very special day, as Eclipses always are. Sagittarius is an expansive energy that is asking us to grow and expand in the truth of who we are. The Lunar Eclipse seals it with a kiss.

    Eclipses bring change, and this one is no exception. This one is the first in a series of three – the next being June 20/21 and the third being the first week of July. That’s a lot of energy in a short period of time. This Eclipse today opens the door to the possibilities of what’s to come.

    As always, the first step is to acknowledge who and where we are now – with truth and without the covering of who we think we ought to be. In that process, we get a good look at what is not working, and what no longer fits. It’s time to shed the skin that isn’t us anymore.

    We’re being asked to take a dramatic step here – to be really honest with ourselves about the belief systems, attitudes and pathways/directions that aren’t working – and to let them go.

    When we do that, we need to trust that there is something bigger and better awaiting us and that we will be supported during that in between time.

    A few years ago I downloaded my astrology chart from a free site online, so I am able to see which area of my chart is being affected by the Eclipse. It falls in my 6th house of daily routines, work, physical health and service. Good to know that this is where I need to work.

    Last night I did a meditation. Near the end I asked “Is there anything I need to know in order to move forward?” The response was quite surprising. I was told  “Inflammation is an attitude”. That really threw me.

    I have inflammation, so when I finished the meditation, I immediately started to figure out how to work with that.

    My first thought was to use Learning Path, so I would be working with “the first root cause of releasing the attitude that contains inflammation”. Then I played with the wording.

    My second thought was to use the Pendulum. I would say “Diane having an attitude that contains inflammation? Yes? Please release it”, and let the pendulum work.

    My third thought was to create an affirmation: “I am releasing all attitudes that contain inflammation with ease and joy.”

    This is what I am doing this weekend, working on these three thoughts. The beauty is that I don’t need to know what the attitude is, only that it exists.

    The effects of an Eclipse last for six months, so we have some time to work on this. We know it doesn’t all have to happen today, and we know that it’s good to make a start and get the energy moving.

    As always, if you need help with this, or anything else, I’m here.