Monday, November 7, 2016

Underworld Moon

Tuning In Moon Report:

Underworld Moon

(Oct 29 – Nov 28 2016)

Integrating Your Shadow Side


The Underworld Moon cycle is the darkest time of the year. Technically, the December and January moons might have more darkness hours, but this is the last cycle where the world is actively going into the dark. Once December hits, we begin preparing energetically for Winter Solstice – celebrated world-wide as some sort of light festival with the rebirth of the sun (or son. . . ). With this preparation, seasonal energies begin to lift.

So November is the peak (uh, anti-peak?) of the seasonal downwards energy. Following the thinness of the veil between worlds at Halloween, where we connect easily with the spirit world, November is a time to commune with our shadow side, inner demons, and hidden aspects of our lives. It’s a great time for personal retreat and quiet downtime, so forgive yourself if you’ve been feeling unmotivated (I have, and I will).

There is a pagan model of the Wheel of the Year, with the seasons as the lifecycle of the God and Goddess (the 2 halves of the Great Spirit in its binary, polarized form). The Earth Goddess is undying (though in her Lunar form she has a monthly death), but the Sun God, born at Winter Solstice, grows through the spring, courting the Maiden Goddess at Beltane (May Day), reaching the peak of his power in late summer, and sacrificing himself to the Earth for the Harvests in Fall, and spending November in the Underworld, where his crone wife communes with him before his rebirth.

There are many variations on the details, but whatever way you look at it, this is a time of symbolic death, and coming to terms with loss. The loss of light symbolizes whatever personal losses we have to cope with. While the darkness them makes it less than cheerful, this phase of the year is important and powerful for integrating all aspects of life into a cohesive whole.

FOUNDATION OF INNER POWER


Many of our greatest strengths are rooted in our wounds and failures. Integrating your dark side helps build a foundation for your power to develop.

So this month, give yourself some unstructured time to daydream, sink into memories, and let yourself process whatever you’ve been through. Take some time to put yourself back together if it’s been a tough year, or just integrate whatever changes have come.

As you do this, notice your inner power showing its face. As you make time and space for stillness, notice how your true self grows stronger, and knows itself better. You have exactly the tools you need to deal with whatever life has thrown at you, so dig around in your soul till you find where you’ve stored them.

FIRST QUARTER MOON (November 7)


At the crisis point of the First Quarter Moon (sun and moon at a tense square) the intensity of the upcoming Super Moon is half-way built, and you may feel a whole lot of tension between action and inaction. Action because this is the point in the cycle where we are pulled to make a move towards what we want to accomplish. Inaction because this cycle is all about laying low, processing, and accepting.

Focus on what’s important, and take some subtle action in line with your inner truth (this is generally the thing to do at the First Quarter Moon). Keep it low key, but make that call your gut is nudging you to make, or take an exploratory step in a direction you feel pulled.

FULL SUPERMOON (November 14)


This Full Moon is the closest to Earth a Full Moon has been since 1948. That makes the Full Moon Energy hyper-intensified.

If you are out of alignment with your true self, expect your Crazy to show. If you’re not in the flow of life, agitation, discomfort and emotional instability dominate when the Sun, Earth and Moon align.

Actually these things are likely even if you are going with the flow, following your heart, and getting the real work done. Because this intense moon energy pushes us to integrate our shadows with our higher self with our ordinary self, you may find yourself compelled to act on your truth—regardless of how this might expose your awkwardness, craziness, weakness, ugliness, confusion, and whatever else you’d prefer to keep private.

To deal with this, surround yourself with people you trust this full moon, and allow yourself to open up. Messiness may ensue, but opportunities may also arise as you allow yourself to expand, through integration, into a more powerful version of yourself. Or, keep to yourself, as much as you need to, allowing the inner work to happen.

If November 14 is your birthday, the year to come will carry the energy of this Super Moon. This makes it an intense and significant year for expanding into your personal power, through a process of facing inner demons and integrating all aspects of yourself.

LOOKING AHEAD


This month is our big releasing for the year, or rather, processing what we’ve already released. So as you integrate all you’ve been and done, look ahead, just a little, to the year to come, and begin to envision who you want to become in 2017.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Last Quarter Harvest Moon

TUNING IN: MOON REPORT

Last Quarter Harvest Moon in Cancer

September 23 2016

Integrating New Awareness


POST-ECLIPSE SEASON

In the aftermath of the “Living Your Purpose” Eclipse Season, we are integrating some potentially huge consciousness shifts. I say “potentially,” because there is still a certain impulse to turn away from our development and seek rest in what was comforting us a few months ago (especially as we move towards the dark moon).

By staying consciously present, we can acknowledge our need for rest, without closing any newly-opened doors.

LAST QUARTER MOON

We are entering the last week of the Harvest Moon cycle. This is a point of illumination, where we can get a new perspective on what we’ve harvested this month, this season, this year, and reflect on what we still want to accomplish.

This perspective shift may be more of a feeling, as we take a couple months to fully integrate what’s going on into a sense of big-picture clarity (think early December, with the Birth Moon, and sun in Sagittarius). We’re feeling out a new sense of focus, and need time to adjust to new ways of seeing, and find our balance.  The current moon in Cancer supports this energy of feeling things out.

EQUINOX

Yesterday’s Autumn Equinox (with moon in Gemini) brought us a powerful force of bringing polarities into balance. Whatever imbalances you experience in your life between opposing forces—like dark/light, masculine/feminine, work/rest, giving/receiving—are attempting to realign themselves. This can make you feel wobbly and uncertain, again as an adjustment period to a new state of balance.

If you’re very balanced to begin with (some people have this superpower) you probably feel supercharged by the equinox and the sun passing into Libra, the sign of balance and justice.

PREPARE FOR CONSCIOUS DOWNTIME

In both the month-cycle and the year-cycle we’re entering the dark-time—time of turning our energies inward for rest, renewal and introspection. Prepare for these times (New Moon Sept. 30, and winter ahead) with your eyes open. Bring consciousness into your downtime by acknowledging your needs, while you keep-up acting on your truth, at a slowing pace. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Last Quarter Sun Moon


At the quarter moons (or half-moons—they are the same thing, as mathematically illogical as that seems) the moon is at a point of tension with the sun. Which means, things are tautly vibrating, ready to swing one way or the other. The first quarter is a make-or-break point with intentions set, or things conceived of at the new moon (either get to it, or abandon it and do something else).

With the full moon, energy culminates and something is brought to fruition (or else frustrations run wild).

The last quarter is a point of release. Release of the energy raised over the high moon time. Release of the successes and failures of the cycle. A time to pull back from the push to GET THINGS DONE, step off the ride, allow the downswing, and release pressure.

This month is the Sun Moon cycle, where the soulful moon is dominated by the expressive sun.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Working Mom's Tonic: Tuning In Tea of the Day

Today's Tea: Working Mom's Tonic

For all the working moms (and ALL mom's are working moms!) and stressed out women (and other people), this is what I'm brewing up today.

Gabriola wildcrafted Nettles for strength, Nettle Seeds for adrenal support (stress-resilience), Rose Petals for protective calm, Motherwort for hormonal balance and emotional resilience, Holy Basil for grounding and cleansing balance, Oatstraw for calming nourishment, and Hawthorn Berries for gentle circulatory balance.

This tea is nourishing, calming and energizing. It's for when you're stressed and need to keep going. For days when you'd like to go back to bed, but the world needs you. Make a strong pot and drink throughout the day. (Effects enhanced by frequent hugs, thank-you's and unabashed self-care).

WANT SOME?
$20 for a jar, local pickup on Gabriola.

Or $20 for a bag, including shipping, anywhere in the world (if it costs alot to send to your country, you get a bit smaller bag). That's $20 Canadian (significantly less than $20 American).



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Monday, October 12, 2015

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Spirit Moon In Libra


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Take time for inward reflection this new moon (and all new moons). Expect guidance from Spirit to readily present itself. Pay attention, whatever form it comes in.

Venus is powerful this moon cycle, just come out of retrograde and governing the new and full moons. This indicates fresh renewal energy for feminine power, pleasure, art, decorating, new clothes, and partnerships. 

I call the October moon Spirit Moon, as it is when the veil between worlds thins and access to the spirit world increases. The Sun is ending its yearly life cycle on Earth and this moon is a time of last rites. 

Libra applies the scales of justice to this process, so consider making amends, and plans to pay back what you owe, on the spirit level. On the flipside, recognize the abundant gifts you receive for all the love you give, and forgive what debts you can. We can easily see both sides of any situation right now. (Especially Libras: Anyone with a Libra Sun, Libra Moon or Libra Rising gets a good dose of balanced clarity).

This karmic tally takes place more in the spirit realm than the physical one, so think less in terms of cash and stuff, and more in terms of unseen forces supporting, guiding, and reminding you of your eternal responsibilities. 

This can be seen as a scary type of energy in our world, as the spirit realm can easily access our deepest truths and fears. I say take comfort in Libra's balancing powers. Trust in your inherent connection to all things, and take this opportunity for letting go, owning up, facing fears, and starting a new cycle on side with Spirit. (Samhain/Halloween is the Pagan New Year as the sun god dies, and a new cycle of creation begins).


Questions to ask yourself this New Moon:

1. What do you OWE?
What mistakes have you made that have not been forgiven?
What could you offer the world that might balance these debts energetically?
What power, talent, or knowledge have you been holding back & keeping to yourself? 
Think SYMBOLICALLY.

2. What do you DESERVE?
Yeah, you do. Own it!

3. What do you FEAR?
These things might show up for you this month. It's a great opportunity to release them!
What would help you let them go?

4. What CONNECTION do you have with SPIRIT?
This may be God, Nature, Goddess, Angels, Ancestors, Spirit Guides. . . 
Call on these for support.
If you can't find this support, ASK FOR IT, and see what appears over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Today, I'm Raining


As I tune into the current energies, the earth's season, the moon phase, the relationships of the stars, my own cycles and positions, the precession of the equinoxes, this and that, it occurs to me that today, I'm raining.

I notice, not when I hear the drops on the roof as I wake up, not as I try to persuade my son to wear his raincoat to kindergarten, but when I feel the drops on my face and heavying my sweater. As I feel how I feel today, tired, subtle, like getting some inner work done.

I think about all I do to prevent being affected by the rain, to protect my schedule from being interrupted, to avoid delays in the plan. As if I were my schedule, my job, my plans, and not NATURE.

Animals don't act the same in the rain. Plants don't. Why would I?

As all energies are interacting patterns, I am the earth in microcosm, as each of my cells is me, as the earth itself is the universe. We all carry the universal DNA some call God. So all these patterns reflect on each other, impact one another.

And the weather is another mirror in which to see myself, attune myself, recognize my place in the grand pattern, and go with the flow.
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