Tuesday, March 12, 2019

To The Girl Who Wishes She Chose a Simpler Path,

To the Girl who wishes She chose a simpler path,

I see you standing on the edge of that tobbled stone looking around to find a sign in which way to go next. That tobbled stone so cracked and unsteady worries you in each moment you even breathe. Don't worry, dear one, you'll soon find your balance at a level of strength that has been in you all along. 

I see you holding your breath as the shifting winds whirl around you at rapid speed trying to bend your knees just enough that you fall. You won't fall. Or maybe you will. But I promise you that if you fall this will be the perfect opportunity to see your world from a different perspective. 

I see you laying on the dampened ground; dampened by the tears you've wept while screaming out your worries and fears. Unfold from that fetal position you're holding onto so tightly. Allow your face to look up and see what is ahead of you. Do you see the sun? 

I see you thinking the world is spinning out of control like a neverending merry-go-round. Hold tight, dear one, Look Up and see what is ahead of you. Do you see the sun?

You'll face the crossroads many times in your life. There is no one way of doing things just as there is no one way to get to where you are going. The path will always be paved before you; you just have to open your eyes to look at what it is.

Your path was not meant to be simple. It was not meant to be smooth. It was meant to be designed just as it has always been for you - to test your endurance and your willingness to keep going even after you've fallen from that tobbled stone. You were meant to emerge. 

Emerge Dear One! Step forward and release fear from your very being. Laugh back at those who laugh at your eagerness to live your life. Don't be afraid to travel alone when you need to. Look up at the sky and follow the sun. Climb to the highest mountain, Open your lungs, lift your hands to the sky and scream your truest truths. You've found your way! Look at you go, Dear One! Living! There is your path! Do you see the sun?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 2019: Pisces New Moon

On the 18th of February, we welcomed PISCES as her season awoke. We have been under her wing, floating among our dreams since then. For Today's New Moon, Pisces asks you to continue just that. Dreaming. 

New Moon in Pisces Exact
March 6th, 2019
8:02am PST

Why do we celebrate the New Moon?
The New Moon is the very start of our moon cycle, a time when the sun and moon are conjunct (joined together) in the same sign and the energies are sending us powerful signs and instructions. This is the time to spend speaking to the intentions that we want to set for this next month - what we wish to manifest into our lives. Our moon is now dark, and although dark, a beautiful stillness radiates through our sky and into our very existence. We are able to catch a glance at our future with hopes and dreams during this time, and just as the new moon is in its rebirth stage so is our future. Thus, we celebrate the endless possibilities that we are beginning to manifest. 

When The New Moon meets up in Pisces, it is time to dream. This is the time to let go of all control and let our minds wander into the truest depths of our desires. Our Divine Guidance this New Moon is that of OUR Highest SELF. Our intuition is our guide on this New Moon. Pisces, ruled by water, is the sign of the fish. She goes with the flow in whatever direction the current pulls her. She is unafraid of the direction she is going in because she knows she'll end up exactly where she is meant to be.

Pisces asks you to surrender. Let go of fear and tension caused by fear. This isn't a time to get all wrapped up in your anxieties and Pisces asks you to remain calm during her time. Trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be and the things you desire are coming to you in divine timing. The Universe has its plans for you. *Look at your Natal Chart. If you are continuously asking for the same things new moon after new moon and there has been no progress; Don't worry. It is not your time to have those things. The universe will present you with what you need when the timing for your life is right. 

Pisces asks you to stop trying to write your life in detail. Release the idea that you are in control. Instead of being super detailed on your intentions this particular new moon, try being open to what the universe is presenting to you. Set intentions asking "What Do I Need?" instead of asking what you WANT. What do you need at this exact moment that will help you grow in the present time? Look to Pisces for guidance but let your intuition make the overall decision. Remember, this New Moon is not about what we WANT, it is about what we NEED. Although you may ask for something particular, be open to receiving something different for the time being. 

Pisces is internal and introverted when it comes to dreaming. She likes to nestle up in a comfortable spot and daydream. Today and Tomorrow, allow yourself to do the same. Set time aside, even if it's before bed, to sit in silence and meditate. Focus on what is going on in your mind, body, soul, and heart. I suggest having a notebook and pen nearby to scribble down anything that comes through your mind during this time. Awareness. Let your intuition guide your meditation and see what comes up. If emotions arise, let them. You need the release in order to receive. Pause. Breathe. Accept. Reset. 
Focus on numbers, words, or ideas that run through your mind - this is your highest self trying to tell you something. You can look up meanings and decode after your meditation. Dream Away, My Darling!

Lastly, This New Moon is happening right at the start of our Mercury Retrograde. (March 5th - March 28th) Mercury is the planet that rules communication. When planets go into retrograde, especially Mercury, we have the tendency to move with fear. Be Cautious but be not afraid. Retrogrades are asking you to turn inward and have the hard hitting conversations with yourself. Since Mercury Retrograde aligns with this New Moon in Pisces, a dreamy moon, take the time to really have the conversations with yourself about your desires. Pisces is there to remind you that no dream is too big, just like an ocean where Pisces and Neptune (its ruler) reside, your dreams are boundless. Look to the sunset on the water and let it guide you. Allow Mercury Retrograde to open wounds so they can heal. Retrogrades have the tendency to bring the past back into your life. This can come in the form of an old friend, past relationship, old work/business detail, etc. Nothing will be left unfinished by the end of this retrograde. Go with the Flow (Pisces).

Dream Big, My Darlings! 
Breathe Deep and Good Luck! 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Release

 The release.

Open your heart to the release.

Open your heart to releasing all that is holding you back from rising up. 

Open your soul and be unafraid of what climbs out.

Release your fear.

Release toxic thoughts telling you to not do something.

Release fear of reaction, and take action.

Release the feeling you're being judged.

Release judgment you've placed upon yourself.

Release the Release.

Have Grace. Find Grace. Be Grace. 

Rise Up.

This is your time. 

Go Now. 

- From My Morning Meditation, 2/27/19

Oh, My Sisters, My Brothers, My Friends.
I wish I could physically drop a piece of my heart into every single one of you so that you knew how worthy you are. So just know, I am sending you the utmost amount of love and reassurance this morning. You are blossoming into who you are truly meant to be, who you have always been. Trust the process. Be kind to yourself and to those around you still struggling. We can only focus on our individual, internal, healing. And by focusing on what needs to heal within us, we are able to touch the lives of those still in despair. When I shine, You shine. When You Shine, I shine. We together can shine. 

We are in the final days of February, a time where so many of us celebrate Love. Now we are heading into March, where Spring is upon us (can I get an Amen!) and this is the time to GROW. GROW UP AND OUT! Grow your love whether that is for the people in your life, your passions, or the love for yourself. Plant the seeds you wish to nurture during this next month. Remember, we are still in a moment of healing. Pisces season is teaching us that - gather her energy and let it in. Let it heal you so you are able to grow! 

I Grow where I let Go

Love Yourself First, but don't forget to Love other people - A

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019 Full Moon in Virgo (Pisces Sun)

We Start off our day with the Full Moon in Virgo which was exact at 7:53am PST. We will be under her energy today and through tomorrow.

We also entered a new season as our sun has entered the last on the Zodiac Wheel, Pisces, yesterday morning. Happy Birthday, Fishes!

A Full Moon occurs when our sun and moon are in opposition or polarity. The Full Moon brings an abundance of energy and heightens our emotional senses. At the peak of the lunar cycle, the full moon brings mystery into our vibration and we get a taste of her magical workings. The Full Moon is an expansion of all things. She amplifies all surrounding energies, workings, emotions, and takes them to an even higher element. Since our emotional body is heightened, the full moon gives us the opportunity to be more aware, more connected.  We must learn to become more present in our energies to truly understand how we can raise our vibrations and shift our energy in any direction that we choose. If we haven't been acknowledging an emotion, the full moon will take over our subconscious and bring all suppressed feelings to the surface. This isn't to harm us, this is so we can release and let go of any pain, anger, and tension that no longer serves us or creates happiness. After we let go of whatever has been holding us back, we are able to forgive and find gratitude. The Full Moon is the perfect time for such. When we forgive our letdowns, we are also able to find gratitude in them. By doing so, we are acknowledging that we've now made room for positive vibration and anything we've been trying to manifest into our lives.  

Our Full Moon falls in the sign of Virgo: The Goddess, The Virgin, and the Mother. She is powerful and capable of healing. Virgo gives us structure and stability, much like a mother teaching her child with discipline. A Virgo Moon loves perfection and nurturing others as it's their greatest asset. However, they give so much to others that sometimes they forget to take care of themselves. (Again, much like a mother to her children. Virgo is one of our most intuitive signs. Her mother's intuition helps her to heal others and transform them into their best self. She is flexible, adaptable to her surroundings and will not be tied to space. There is nothing she wouldn't do to create the perfect energy and vibration for the ones around her. When she works towards something, she wants it to be whole as she is the symbol of completeness. 

When Virgo meets up with the Full Moon, this is giving us the opportunity to heal. The Full Moon is the best time to Let Go of things that are holding you back from growing into your best self. Virgo teaches us boundaries. She helps us create barriers (boundaries) for things we allow and do not allow within our space and energy field. Although Virgo creates boundaries with ease, this is a task that takes many years to perfect. Virgo, although a perfectionist, is reminding you that you don't need to get it perfect the first time, you just need to work towards setting boundaries that you can work with. What energy do you want in your space? What energy will you not tolerate in your space? These are questions Virgo wants you to answer. Having boundaries will show other people what they can and can't get away with when it comes to you. It's important. 

A Full Moon is trying to find a balance between two polarities. So we also have Pisces energy to work with. This is the axis point between the 6th House of Service ( Virgo ) and the 12th House of Spirituality, Undoings, and illusion ( Pisces). The Good News for this particular Full Moon is that Pisces and Virgo are both signs that connect with the spiritual realm; just through different spaces. While Virgo demands space, Pisces says space is limitless. Virgo wants us to stay in the boundaries we've set, while Pisces wants us to connect with all things. Pisces wants us to listen to our intuition and go with the flow of life. No Structure needed. Pisces allows us to be aware of all vibrational frequencies because she believes all things are energy. (and it's true.) While Pisces wants us to tap to inward energy so we can tap to outward energy; Virgo wants us to stay grounded and disciplined. Thus, we need to find a balance between these two signs. 

Though polarities, Virgo and Pisces have the same ability to Heal. Call in energies of both signs while meditating. Follow the vibration of intuition, structure, and flow. Gather all the information you can about your limitless dreams and your boundaries. When we sit and listen to our intuition, we are never steered in the wrong direction. Only what we are called towards. All yourself to be called in whatever direction you feel high vibration in without control or judgment. The Full Moon is the perfect time to LET GO and let the higher divine/universe take over. 

Once you have let go and released any pain or tension - this is the time to set intentions or further elaborate on the intentions you set during the new moon. Speak your deepest desires and dreams (Pisces) into the universe and let the divine manifest your dreams in the order (Virgo) it is meant to happen. No Control. Just Trust. 

Happy Full Moon, Darlings & Good Luck!

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