• Are You Looking for More?

    Monday June 17 is Full Moon in Sagittarius and we are in the zodiac sign of Gemini. This is always a special time of year for me as my rising sign is Gemini and my sun sign is Sagittarius. This year, however, I am anticipating such special things. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It has an expansive energy, so be prepared for everything to feel bigger, more intense, more joyful, more everything.

    Sagittarius is about finding the truth, those deep inner truths. It’s about finding faith in ourselves and in something greater than us (in our earthy form). Sag is about expanding learning, wisdom, imagination, inspiration. It’s about freedom, having no limitations. The sky isn’t even a limit for Sag. This Full Moon is apparently sitting right beside the Galactic Centre, which means even more expansion and fewer limits. So go get it….

    I feel as though this Full Moon is a gateway into something creative and wonderful if we let it be. We are heading into eclipse season in July, a total solar eclipse on July 2nd New Moon and a partial lunar eclipse on the Full Moon of July 16. To me, eclipses mean change, and this year it will be for the better. That is my intent.

    This morning was one of the few mornings when I did not have to get up at a specific time, so I lazed in bed half awake. You know that time when dreams, visions, whatever you want to call them, come forward. Well, this morning I was taken into a very interesting vision. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you. It embodies how I feel about this Full Moon.

    The Story:

    It started in a very traditional way with a young man, his wife, young son and baby who are in need of money. There is a haunted house on the hill, and someone bets them a thousand dollars that they cannot spend the night there. They accept the bet. Even though they are terrified, they need the money.

    The house is very strange. It has wings going off in all directions, and it seems to be moving. The young family finds a door into the house after much searching, but as soon as they enter, the door disappears. They are left in the house, frightened and huddled together, with no way out. They are stuck in a house that seems to be alive.

    Eventually, the man decides to look around for a way out of the house. He goes down corridors, up stairs and back down again, then he falls through a hole in the floor. He lands in a basement area. Terrified, he notices a set of stairs leading to a door. The door is locked. He beats the door in desperation, trying to get it to open. Finally, he says to himself, “I have to get out of here, I have to get out of this house.” Suddenly, the staircase moves. It swing around to a door that had not been there before. The man opens it and finds himself outside, just as he had asked.

    Then, he panics. His wife and children are still inside. He says, “I have to get my wife and children out of the house. How can I get them out?” The wall of the house open and out pop his family, dropping gently into his arms.

    He holds them tight and they begin to run away from the house. They run down a path, thinking it will take them to the gate, but it does not. When they keep going, a monster appears and frightens them so they will turn around and take the correct path to the gate.

    When they reach the gate, they stop and look back. Somehow, the house does not look as frightening as it had. The man looks at his wife and says,” We really need the money. I’m going back to spend the night. You and the children stay here and wait for me.”

    He approaches the house again, but this time with a different attitude. He feels calmer, has let go of the fear around the house that wasn’t even his, and looks at it as just a house. He stands by the house and tells his story. He tells the house about the bet and that he needed the money, and he would appreciate being able to spend a calm, peaceful, maybe even joyous, night in the house. Would the house allow this?

    Immediately, a door opens. There are lights on, a fire in the fireplace. It feels really welcoming. The man sits and thinks about his life and all the things he used to enjoy doing. He loved music and used to love playing the piano. Suddenly, there is a piano, and the man sits down to play.

    Outside, the wife watched her husband enter the house. She said a little prayer that he might be safe on his journey, then looked at her children. “We need to find someplace safe and warm” she said to no one in particular. There was a shift in the air, and behind her, when she turned there stood a beautiful little cabin with a fire in the fireplace and welcoming lights. They entered, and she put her sleepy little boy to bed. She changed the baby and looked around for a place to lay her down to sleep. There was immediately a crib with a beautiful baby blanket. Finally she lay down to sleep. As she did, she could hear her husband playing the piano and smiled, knowing that he was happy.

    In the morning, the couple reunited. When they looked at the house, it had morphed into exactly what they dreamed of in a house, so they decided to stay, and lived happily ever after.

    That is my little morning vision. I hope you enjoyed it. Have an expansive, creative, joyous, courageous Full Moon in Sagittarius, and remember to ground, as I don’t find either Gemini or Sag particularly well grounded.

  • To Change or Not to Change

    What a gift this Full Moon is. It is creating huge opportunity for us to transform and raise our vibration. Will we choose that?

    This Full moon on Saturday the 18th is in Scorpio. Scorpio is a water sign. It likes to control, and its territory is the emotional realm.

    Because this Full Moon falls in its’ opposite sign of Taurus, we are being asked to find balance. Taurus says “Don’t rock the boat – I’m happy just as I am. I don’t like change.” Scorpio, on the other hand, says “let’s delve deep and find what needs to be released. Let’s transform/change it.” They’re at opposite ends of the scale.

    Illumination:

    At Full moon, the moon is fully illuminated by the sun and the energy/light/vibration of the sign it is in. So, this time we are being showered with the energy to transform.

    All of the behaviours, attitudes and belief systems that need to be shifted will be illuminated so we can see them more clearly. The impetus, or at least the support, to transform them will be front and centre.

    I started feeling this Full Moon about a week ago. Just as I was falling asleep, I would see flashes of past events and realize that have I another layer to release. I find myself falling asleep doing Learning Path to transform these residual emotions into love.

    Every time we transmute a non-beneficial or unhealthy behavior or belief, we raise our vibration, we make space for more light. We make space for something new.

    What To Do

    So, when something uncomfortable comes forward to be healed,

    • Welcome it.
    • Recognize it,
    • Thank it for its contribution to who you have become,
    • Then let it go.

    One of the ways I do this is to simply say “I give you to God to be healed. Thank you.” If “God” isn’t part of your belief system, try a technique called “Blowing Roses”.

    Blowing Roses:

    The rose is a symbol of the feminine and of love – a very transformative energy.

    Imagine a rose in front of you (I see it just off to the right of me) Open it to its fullest, then place whatever needs to be transformed into the centre of the rose. Close the rose around it, then blow it up and away from you to be transformed.

    This has the possibility of being a very intense Full Moon, so maintain the ability to laugh – at life- at yourself. A sense of humour can help us to keep our balance no matter what comes.

  • What Change Would You Make?

    New Moon is a time when the moon recharges, re-energizes. It’s a time when we are supported to do the same by spending time in contemplation, meditation and writing in a journal. 

    This Saturday, May 4th, is New moon in Taurus. Taurus is an earth sign, and the sign of the bull, strong indications of what this sign is all about. This is the second lunar month in our new journey through the zodiac, and it is once again focused on the self – this time, the physical self and environs.

    Taurus, and its opposite sign Scorpio, are about control. Taurus is interested in physical control, control of the body and the environment. It’s a sensual sign that likes the better things in life. New Moon is an excellent time to dream of all the “what if’s” and “if I only could’s”.

    This New Moon is a time to dream of all the physical changes you would like to make. Where would you live if you had your druthers? What would you be doing as a career? How much money do you need to be happy and comfortable? How do you want to feel and how do you want to look? This New Moon is a time to take charge of our lives and our bodies, and make the changes necessary to be where, who and what we want to be.

    I developed the urge to do that a few months ago. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I did a thirty day challenge with the goal of becoming stronger and more flexible. I’m into my third or fourth month now – it’s become a routine of doing 1 hour of Reiki on myself, then Yoga and some Learning Path Integrated Technique. I’ve just added doing 15 – 20 minutes on my rebounder. I feel more energized, stronger, more flexible and happier as a result. As they say: “Come on in, the water is fine.”

    How would you change your life to reflect more of what you want it to be? Let yourself dream, and dream big. But don’t stop there. Imagine yourself taking the steps necessary to get where you would like to be, to make your dream come true. Imagine what each step would be – then actually take those steps in the physical. The Universe will step up to help you once it knows you are serious.
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  • Here’s to Building Bridges

    Full moon is a time of illumination and of finding clarity. If we allow it, the light of the moon will filter through the debris and allow us to see the truth as it stands in the moment.

     At Full Moon, I usually have difficulty sleeping. I may be falling asleep in my chair, but as soon as I go to bed my eyes are wide open. I usually end up journaling or just watching my thoughts, looking for a gem. Only getting 3 to 4 hours sleep doesn’t seem to affect me the next day (unless I tell myself that it does). I affectionately refer to this as “getting mooned”.

     I’ve already received some clarity around some things this Full Moon. Is anyone else being effected, or receiving insight?

     This Full Moon on the 19th is in Libra. It’s the second Full Moon in Libra in a row, which might give you an indication of how powerfully we are being asked to learn the lessons involved. We’re in the Zodiac sign of Aries, and the New Moon was in Aries. That New Moon is being sandwiched by two Full Moons in Libra.

    Aries and Libra are opposite signs of the Zodiac and have rather opposing meanings. As we saw earlier this month, Aries is about all about the self, independence, taking action on your own, initiating and being strong, It’s the “I can do it by myself” sign.

    Libra, on the other hand, focuses on the other. It is a more social sign, more about working together, relationships, networking, building bridges between people and communities.

     When I look at how this lays out, Libra -Aries-Libra, it makes me think that we need to find a way to be strong in ourselves, paying attention to how we are affected by whatever is happening, while we strive to understand what is happening with the other person/people.

    It’s a call to comprehend, negotiate and build those bridges while not compromising who we are at the core. It’s about finding balance and equality, without compromising either party. This is so important in relationships, and we can see how it is needed at a global level. 

    So, how do we find this balance? We need to want to find balance, without agenda. Highest and best good for all concerned. We need to be in a place of calm if possible, as emotions such as anger frustration etc. can pull us off of our path. 

    Second, we need to listen. Actively listen. Pay attention. Really hear the other person, so we can understand their point of view. It doesn’t matter whether it’s two people or two countries, it’s important.

    We can share our point of view, then we can negotiate from a common understanding, we can build a bridge that hopefully will last, a bridge that is balanced between the self and the other.

  • Do You Know Where Your Warrior Is?

    Well, here we are again back at the beginning of the Fool’s Journey (from the Tarot). Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and represents new beginnings and a new journey of discovery of the self. We learned a lot about ourselves over the last lunar year and we’ll hopefully learn even more this year. Are you ready? Put your best foot forward and let’s go.

    Aries is all about you. Not in a selfish or narcissistic way, but in a self-discovery way. It’s about taking the lead in your own life, not being the best friend. It’s about being honest with yourself, finding your authentic self and being true to it. It’s about knowing who you are in the moment and being that person with courage and strength.

    There is a boldness about Aries that I don’t see anywhere else. It’s that warrior spirit that brings shoots of Tulips and other spring flowers pushing through the earth to bring new life.

    And this is what we are being guided to do – bring new life to our existence. The long hibernation is over  and it’s time to get creative.

    One of things I love to do in Aries is to look back over the last years’ journey to see how I’ve grown. This helps to give me my new starting point, my foundation for the new journey. I can see where I need to bring in strength and courage, in which areas the creative juices need to flow more and where my vision needs to expand.

    Then, I’m ready to take action. I have a firm platform from which to take the next step. I can look at what I want to create, what I need to create it, and go for it.

    So, how will you direct your warrior spirit this journey? What joyous secrets will you discover as you begin this wondrous journey into yourself? Will you find courage and strength you didn’t know you had? Will you awaken the creative genius within? Will you risk your comfort zone and push to new levels? I hope we both shall, you and me. So, keep me posted. I’d love to hear how it goes.

  • Is Your Imagination Working?

    Pisces is a water sign and so we are asked to go within. With this water sign we are invited to connect to our imaginations, our intuition, our dreams. We are asked to take quiet time with our spiritual source. In order to do that, we need to stop, we need to relax and breathe. We need to make time, even ten minutes, to receive whatever we need to receive.

    This Wednesday, March 6, is the last New Moon in this zodiac cycle. The next new Moon is in Aries, where we start to put new plans in motion, so New Moon is our last chance to create the fantasy that can become our reality.

    Wednesdays’ New Moon seems to be getting assistance from other planets in this regard, so take advantage of the support you’ll be getting. I’ll be taking a moment at 11:05 to focus on my intent for this next cycle.

    Trust and surrender are big words in the Piscean vocabulary. We can set intent until the cows come home, but if we resist, or don’t trust that we will receive what we need, we give the Universe mixed messages. It will think, “She wants this but she doesn’t want this! I’m confused. What do I do?”

    We need the Universe to have no questions about what we want, about what our intent is. Ambiguous feelings, fears etc. cloud our intent and allow the Universe to feel “She’s not really ready for this”. I know I have done this. I’ve really wanted something, but there has been underlying fear because my life would change if I got it. I gave inconsistent messages, so I didn’t get what I wanted.

     So, say there is anxiety around your intent. You want it but there is some fear around getting it. What can you do?

    • Be sure it’s what you really want
    • Imagine what you want really happening, fear and all
    • Imagine pulling the fear out of your body and giving it to Source to be healed
    • Imagine accepting your gift and moving forward with it with love and courage

    So, join me at 11:05 this morning to set intent.

    For those of you who are interested in mercury retrogrades, it started yesterday and goes until the 28th of the month. I’m already affected. My computer is acting up so I’m writing this on an old computer that I kept “just in case”. Even the Ipad refused to work. Oh, well. This plays into the Piscean message as for the first half of a Mercury Retrograde we are supposed to be reflective. But I have to tell you, Universe, I can reflect quite well and still have a computer that works.

  • Baby Steps and Patience?

    Today is Full Moon in Virgo. This is a Super Full Moon, which means the moon is close to the earth. In fact, this moon is the closest to the earth of all the Full Moons this year. That makes it intense.  Did you see the moon last night? It was large, but there was a compactness to it, a focus and a clarity. It was beautiful and felt powerful.

    Full Moons usually mean closure – something is coming to an end, a project, a situation. It also shines a light on that which needs to come to an end, so, if you have projects that need to be completed, a desk that needs to cleaned off, a relationship that needs to be clarified, this is the time to do it.

    Virgo is an Earth sign. Its grounding energy gives us a firm platform from which to take the next step. It invites us to see the details of our lives with no denial, to see what is working and what is not.  This sign deals with organization, structure, determination and moving forward with patience – one step at a time. These are all grounded energies, and help us to feel safe.  From what I have read, this month we have the opportunity to make great changes in our lives, great improvements, if we are organized, have routines in our lives that are beneficial to us and cultivate the patience to take one step at a time. We have an opportunity for success.

    I’ve been invited over the last week or so to look at my own routines. Those of you who follow me on Facebook will know that I have started a 30 day challenge of self healing. For almost 6 months I did yoga every morning, then, I stopped. A couple of months later, here I am, with tight hips, stiff knees and feeling a definite loss of energy.

    I was reminded how important that routine is to my well being. For the last week I have done my yoga practice every morning and posted on Facebook. It’s great accountability for me, and seems to have inspired a few other people to join me.

    Bringing this routine back into my life has created space for new things by replacing fatigue, lack of joy and connection to self – things that were taking up space that were not beneficial.

    So, look at your own life. Is there a belief or a routine that is not serving you? Is there something unfinished that is taking up mental and emotional space, as well as physical space? Take a look at what needs to go to create space for the new, for we have a wonderful opportunity  right now to change our lives for the better.

     Are you ready to take baby steps with patience and focus?

  • Are You a Pig with a World View?

    Chinese New Year is Tuesday the 5th of February. For those of you who follow your Chinese Horoscope, this is the Year of the Earth Pig. Here is a website that will give you information on the Year of the Pig, and how it affects your Chinese sign. This is an interesting site as it even gives you information regarding your blood type. For example, if you are an Ox in the Year of the Pig with type “O” Blood, it gives a description of your characteristics. I don’t know how accurate it is (without a full reading), but, it’s fun. You can check it out here: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/Pig.htm 

    New Moon in Aquarius

    Astrologically, we are in the sign of Aquarius, and New Moon is the same day as Chinese New Year. Aquarius is a sign of looking forward. Some signs invite us to look at what we are holding onto and needing to let go. Some keep us in the present, celebrating and relaxing, getting reading for the next stage, but Aquarius invites us to look into the future, to ask what is possible, and to see the larger picture. 

    This sign suggests that we take the emphasis off of ourselves and consider the larger worldview. In order to do this, we need to bring in a degree of detachment, to become the observer rather than the participant. Sometimes this takes practice, but it is a skill that is very worthwhile to cultivate. Consider that you have just had a tarot reading done (Aquarius rules tools of Divination, Tarot, I Ching, Numerology etc.), and the message or revelation is not one that you consider positive. It is not an “easy reading” where everything is coming up roses. The path may not be without obstacles.

    Taking the personal view, we might go into despair or fear; taking a “higher” view, we may see that the lessons included in those obstacles are exactly what we need to learn in order to get to where we want to go.

    Taking a worldview, I have always believed that when I overcome an obstacle, I have made the path easier for the next person who reaches that obstacle. I have created a window that is now available to others. When we are able to do this, take the higher path, we are able to remove the emotional response to the event and look at it clearly and objectively. This makes it easier to manifest our dreams and goals -we don’t have to fight ourselves in the process.

    Divination Night
    Because Aquarius rules Divination, I decided to hold a Divination Night, where we come together and have some fun doing readings for ourselves and others. Bring your favourite deck of cards, the Runes etc. and we’ll explore and laugh and seek some clarity. I will bring my decks as well. Cost is $15 at the door or e transfer before the event. Location Inner Arts Collective, 257 Danforth Ave. from 7 to 9pm.   

  • Ready to Have Some Fun?

    Full Moon is Sunday (today)/ Monday, and it is no ordinary Full Moon. It is a Super (close to the Earth) Blood (red in colour) Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo. It is visible here in North America – barring clouds, of course. Wow!
    If you want to view the Eclipse, it begins at 9:30 pm EST and goes until 3:48 am Monday morning, with totality at 12:41. I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for clear skies.
    I’ve done a lot of reading around this Full Moon, and a lot of listening to people. What I’m hearing jives very closely to what my sense is.
    Some of what I’ve read has been dire predictions about this being a difficult Full Moon Eclipse. That’s not the feeling I’m getting. Yes, we may be asked to
    • stand in our power and take a leadership role
    • find some courage and act on it
    • actually follow through on ideas and responsibilities
    We might have to polish up our self-confidence until it is a beacon in the dark. But, we’re up for that, right? And that is not what I got out of all my research.
    This is my sense of this Leo Eclipse:
    • We need to have more fun
    • We need to dust off our creativity and get those juices flowing
    This is what I’ve been hearing people saying: “I’m not having any fun” and “I’ve lost my creative spark”. So let’s get going. Hopefully, finding one will bring forth the other.
    It was this time last year I realized I wasn’t having as much fun as I wanted to, so I started a meetup group. Not everyone’s idea of adding fun to life, but for me, it was perfect. It gives me another way of connecting and sharing, which brings me joy.
    As for creativity, I’m hoping to get back to knitting and needlework, making crystal bracelets etc., amongst other things.
    If you want to increase your creative opportunities, while connecting with others, my friend Gail of Pink Portfolio has started a Crafters Circle that will be meeting in different locations around the city. Bring your knitting, sketching, writing, whatever you want to do, and join in. You can find out more at https://www.meetup.com/The-Pink-Portfolio/
    So,
    • What are you doing for fun/creativity?
    • How can you bring more fun/creativity into your life?
    • How can you fit fun/creativity into your busy schedule?
    Ponder it, but not too seriously…..
    We are moving into a year that is asking us to “fine-tune” ourselves, to grow, to keep getting lighter. That’s not always easy, and not always comfortable. Fun and creativity help to create a balance to the more intense work we may faced with. It’s a survival mechanism, a safety valve to let off some steam, to keep things in perspective. This Full Moon we have the support of the Universe to start creating a life that is balanced, joyful and has spark.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please share.
  • Did You See Venus This Morning? and It’s Eclipse Day

    I was pulled out of the house this morning around 7 am by an unseen hand to view Venus in all of its brilliant glory. It was well worth looking up. The sky was clear and Venus was shining brightly in the south east. A beautiful start to a beautiful day.
    The morning had a very quiet essence and I could feel the magic in the air. This is New Moon in Capricorn, the sign of the ram. It’s the first New Moon of the year, and it’s also a partial Solar Eclipse, the first of five this year. Interestingly enough, three of those are in Capricorn.
    From what I have read and what I have sensed, this is a year to get out of your comfort zone and go after whatever is in your heart. Capricorn is an earth sign, so it brings in a grounded energy that is perfect for putting things in motion. It’s very difficult to manifest if you are not grounded.
    Capricorn, at its base level, is a materialistic sign. It’s about money, status and how high up the mountain your goat can climb. This year, though, we are being asked to move to the higher values of Capricorn, ensuring that what we create is heart-centred and is in the highest and best good for all concerned. We are asked to connect with Guidance as we work to help us to remain in alignment. Bring in the wisdom of the crone, the elder, as you move forward.
    I was really eager to get a head start with all this new creative energy coming in. I started working with it, acknowledging it in November. I had all these plans for December – what I was going to set up and prepare for the New Year. The Universe, however, had other ideas. I slept most of December away. I took naps and still slept 10 to 12 hours a night.
    I realized that I had some healing to do, some limitations to release, before I could move forward with my intentions. In sleep, the body, mind, spirit are able to heal. That way you are not able to interfere in the process. That works for the unconscious, as well. That’s why Learning Path Integrated Technique works so well. If you have some limitations to let go of, or some healing to do before you can move forward, call me and lets talk. Learning Path will help.
    So, this is a month to put n the work and reap the rewards.
    • Focus on what you want and love and the path to get there
    • Help others in the process
    • Be flexible and ready to change if necessary
    • Set a routine that you follow- it’s grounding and keeps you focused
    • Honour the body so it will honour you
    • Check in with Guidance
    This year is an unheard of opportunity to create the life you long for. Take advantage. Let me know if I can help. Happy manifesting,