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We have an incredibly rare (first one in 150+ years) Super Blue Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo today that took place between 4:51 am and 6:07 am. It is the second Supermoon of the month, which makes it known as a Blue Moon and therefore is a “once in a Blue Moon” occurrence. It also happens to be my mom’s 75th birthday today – happy birthday mom! Talk about a cosmic celebration for this milestone day and talk about a once in a lifetime mom. ❤
Seems appropriate she should get a big cheer all the way from the stars, as she is a star herself – always giving, loving, and carrying joy and lightness in her heart. I’m very grateful to have her as my mom and we are lucky to have someone like her on Earth along with all of the other Earth Angels, working to make this world a better place filled with kindness and compassion.
2018 is a big year for my family with milestone celebrations – my mom’s 75th birthday, my 45th birthday, my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary, Dave’s 55th birthday, and our 10th anniversary. It also seems to be a big year for other things, which of course include celebrating our new home being complete and some other personal shifts upcoming.
Interestingly, I have been feeling my birthday shift since end of December for some reason, perhaps because of all of the new and changes. I seem to already be in celebration mode along with my mom, which is no surprise since she and I are so close and always have been like two peas in a pod. This has included already gifting myself things, which I have found important to do these last couple of years, and receiving early birthday gifties. So, I feel we are celebrating together our 75th and 45th and of course gifties are on their way to mom, to add to the vegan pizza and cake celebration upcoming!
There will be no Full Moon in my birthday month of February, although last year there was a New Moon Solar Eclipse on my 44th. This “no Full Moon month” is another rare occurrence that happens about four times a century (the last was in 1999) and only takes place in February due to the lunar cycle being longer than the number of days this month has. And thus, January and March end up with two Full Moons as a result.
Anyway, I didn’t set my clock to wake to see the Moon this morning, but apparently my internal clock knew, as I woke at just after 5 am to use the restroom (hehe). I found Astrid in the living room taking in the Moon and found the Moon perfectly situated in an opening of the trees in the forest out back, which would put it directly over the lake at this time. I continued to watch it until the first light started to illuminate it again. But up until then, the moon was big and red and very ominously mysterious sitting in this portal of the Forest Portal.
I stated my intentions aloud and anything I wanted to release in order to create them.
When the light arrived, it was almost like an egg birthing on the left side of the moon because although it created a crescent shape as it extended right, it had this small protrusion where the light kissed the dark, making it very interesting looking.
I watched it until the moon moved behind the trees and went back to bed to relax and rest some more.
I’ve definitely been feeling the energy of this moon, as the last few days I’ve felt the need for more rest and nurturing than normal.
It offers a clearing and liberating energy, to uncover the real, live that consistently, and be the love of the New Earth on every level. I’ve been seeing and hearing of more and more people stepping into the life they dreamed of, making the impossible possible, and manifesting new shifts with their life and careers by going for their dreams all the way!
A potent portal for evolutionary change on a global scale and individually.
And a potent birthday for mom.
In celebration of tomorrow’s Full Blue Moon in Pisces (the rare 2nd Full Moon of the month), I’m sharing my newest painting to reflect upon titled, “Once in a Blue Moon” – the 5th painting in my Universal ARKitecture series that is now available both in prints and original.
Emotions and energy seem to be amplified right now, but we can choose to embrace and flow with these energies by staying grounded, centered and present within. Taking a moment to have open perspectives and use wise discernment can shift you from reaction to response and result in more graceful experiences. This is a great time to commune with the divine union of male and female energies within and to honor those core emotions so you can create from that integrated space of unconditional love that resides in your heart. Allow yourself to envision your hopes in abundant expansiveness and spend some time in the magical realms of your dreams.
Blue Moons in traditional folklore were defined as the 4th Full Moon in a season, not as the 2nd Full Moon of a month, like it is known today. This is your last chance to see a Blue Moon until the next Blue Moon on July 31, 2015. The moon will be at its fullest at 9:58 a.m. EDT (1358 GMT) on Friday 8/31/12. The phrase “once in a blue moon” is used to refer to something that is extremely rare, rather than literally referring to the color of the Moon. It is also extremely rare to have 2 Full Blue Moons in a given year. The last time this occurred was in 1999 and the next time won’t be until 2018.
This rare energy/experience was the channeled inspiration behind this painting, which you can read in greater detail about here, to include the rare energy of uniting with your Twin Soul/Flame:
Prints and originals of the first 5 (there are 28 more to come, totaling 33) of the series are available here:
Prints Now Available of the First 5 Paintings of Universal ARKitecture – Plus, Once in a Blue Moon Revealed for the First Time
As I mentioned a week ago, I completed the 5th painting in my new series, Universal ARKitecture, called Once in a Blue Moon and this felt like the first cycle of energetic closure in the series before embarking on the the next cycles within the 28 pieces still to come! (there will be 33 in all).
These new pieces are VERY precious channelings that I so enjoy creating. I look forward to the rest that will emerge in their synchronous unfolding, and the energy they will each have to share.
For those who have been inquiring, I’m so excited to announce that prints are finally available! Yay! AND, for the first time I am able to provide professional, vibrant and clear images of the paintings that have never before been seen, which will provide much more to the experience of them now that they’ve been captured with clarity. This will also be the first time that Once in a Blue Moon has been revealed and I felt it appropriate to do so when all five were ready as a group to launch together. The first four I blogged on over the months, as they each came into manifestation. You can search them by name in the blog if you want to read about any of them again.
As always, the in-person experience is a whole other thing, but these images are sure to evoke an energy shift nonetheless, in viewing them.
Personal observational note that just clicked: Since this is the first time I’ve seen them all together in one place on-screen as well, it was the first time I saw something symbolic about them and why doing the first 5 feels like the first cycle of closure. For those that remember my In Lak’ech series, you will recall that they represent each of the 5 elements – Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Spirit. As I viewed these first new 5 together it suddenly hit me that energetically they also resonate with the elements in a way, in a slightly different order – Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Spirit. Although they each clearly could have overlapping elements in each, this could also be a new energetic vibration of the elements channeling through for 2012. Very cool and fun to explore the meanings! Especially if you realize the symbolism shifts between both sets. 🙂 And very interesting that the only element that remained in its original #5 placement is Spirit, which both have the rabbit symbolism and Nestor in them. The other elements reversed order in groups of two – Earth and Fire switched places and Water and Air switched places.
To view the print options available for each painting, and to order, please view them here on my website. Originals also available:
If you have any questions about them, you may email your inquiries to me at email@example.com
I’m excited to introduce the first five paintings in the series together, in the order they were channeled:
Completed in the month of the Blue Moon 2012, the journey of my new series of paintings Universal ARKitecture continues with painting #5 – Once in a Blue Moon.
A “blue moon” is also used colloquially to mean “a rare event”, reflected in the phrase “once in a blue moon.” By definition it is known as the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month. This month of August 2012, we have two full moons. One on the 2nd and the one on the 31st, which is the Blue Moon.
(Some facts: The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given month will contain two Full Moons, though it does sometimes happen. On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.
The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon (not necessarily a full moon) appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event. – Wikipedia)
I just completed this painting at the end of Tuesday 8/7 (was quite a long and intensely beautiful day of channeling) right before 8/8/12 – known as the Lion’s Gate, which is a supernatural door opening/portal, like a Stargate, to assist cleansing and activation of the new to emerge of living from the heart.
The night of 8/7, after which I’d finished this painting, an earthquake hit just 25 minutes from here with aftershocks (I was fast asleep after a long intense day), but Allison alerted me the next morning of this. And just as I was making connections with the tremendous opening experience and energetic shifts of this painting, as well as the depth of meaning and how it connected with the earthquake in mirroring this “love from beyond” I was at that moment writing about, another earthquake hit in the same location as a reiteration of what I was stating and connecting.
This may seem arbitrary to others, but I live a synchronous life of seeing the symbolism and signs all around me and one thing that I’ve always noted in my life, is that when something profound takes place within me, or is discovered, or accessed, and it is connected with deep emotional transmutation, then Mother Earth and the Cosmos seem to mirror this with weather patterns, earthquakes, winds, storms, shooting stars, magical experiences, etc…It doesn’t mean these things are bad, that take place, as that is a judgment as an observer from one side of the fence. Nature is nature and it shifts in natural harmony with the ebbs and flows of cyclical change and cosmic rhythms. To be “in flow” with that is just experiencing consciousness in all of its miracle.
The last time an earthquake hit in instant mirror was when I had finished channeling and designing my newest sacred tattoo portal – the Faery Star/Pleiadian Star while I was on vacation. An earthquake hit just like 1 mile from where I was in Big Bear upon completion. I have one more tattoo coming on the 6th of September, so will be interesting to see its effects since it is connected deeply to Joy and this deeper opening of my heart that was experienced with this newest painting. Needless to say, this experience of “shaking” up things that help shift into new realities and confirmations of creation, is not foreign to me.
Several years ago I discovered part of the reason for my seeing direct mirroring reflections in the environment of my inner landscape. One of the ways to calculate my birth date, through the Mayan Tzolkin, shed a piece of the puzzle, as it equates to the Mayan Sun Sign – Caban or Earth with Galactic Tone of 8.
Caban description: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion, even the display of volcanic emotions.
Galactic Tone 8 description: Harmony and balance is the intent. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below.”
We all have the ability to manifest through intent and how that channels will be different for each. I have often throughout life, been conscious of how potent my thoughts and emotions can be and how they directly manifest, into the environmental landscape, when they are intensely core felt. This has also made me ultra sensitive to responsible creation and how important it is to be aware of what we put out there, as it affects more than just ourselves.
I share this as my personal story and experience, as I know many others share synchronous journeys of magic in their own lives, but many times may discount it or feel alone in their experiences. Of course there is always room for interpretation, which will be an individual process we learn to discern over time, but needless to say signs have meanings and the meaning is up to us to decipher and acknowledge.
This prefaces the intensity of what I was feeling on 8/7, as I completed this last painting. It was an inner quake of intense “love from beyond” that had the ability to break through and transmute everything, including cracking open even deeper layers of my heart to emerge ever more so vulnerably, as there is no boundary to the immensity and infinity of the heart and “real” unconditional love. There is no end to the depths we can go and there is no stopping point that gauges you’ve arrived. Painting #5 allowed me to shatter the current environment of love I was treading, to release the temporary dam of the now. This would allow me to swim in the new, immense waters of the heart.
Every painting is a vulnerable experience, but each takes me to greater depths (we all have different ways relative to each that can be utilized for this). All paintings assist with revealing, processing and channeling, however there are some that kick things up several notches and provide leaps along my journey. This is one of those that truly mirrors a most vulnerable, inner reflection accessed, as it simultaneously connects with a collective channeling message for the now – that of assisting in a journey of living in and from the core of your heart. Putting the truth of you out there for all to see. Letting your intuition and heart guide you through the waters of life. Being in the joy of your own light and seeing how that helps to assist others in doing the same, which then creates opportunity for a beautiful experience to be had by all.
This painting is a very pure and heart opening expression that left me surrounded in beautiful inner peace. Painting, for me, opens a portal that allows me to move into different levels of “waking life dream” experiences and dimensions. Being that present, vulnerable and flowing in the heart center can alter states of consciousness, as a shift in the perception of time and the solidness of existence take place where you then perceive and experience another reality at greater depth. It was profound and intensely beautiful, leaving me feeling very light and realizing that my heart went on the canvas in a way never before, due to the very vulnerable depth and purity of energy channeled.
So what was it about this painting? First off, all of my paintings just come to me when they are meant to. I don’t force and I don’t contrive when and how they will come about. Having this painting come to be #5 was very symbolic to me, in relation to the subject matter, as this painting portrays my beloved Nestor and Joy and I have a connection through the #5 with Nestor and all my life. It actually was at first supposed to be #4, but when I started that piece it wasn’t feeling right and Joy had given me messages and signs I had another painting to come first before I was ready for #5 and so emerged “The Child In Us,” which was #4’s lovely porcupine. Interesting that its energy and the others before, were all ingredients necessary to get to the depth of #5, which incorporates all of them. (It seems each piece not only has its own essence, but encompasses aspects of those before it – a building-upon-layers process).
I had then realized that #5 was to be the only large canvas I had on hand, which is interesting as I won’t do any more of this size – 48″ x 48″ and it correlates to #5 in the In Lak’ech series called Spirit (the same size too), which was connected to Nestor as well. Each of these new paintings in the Universal ARKitecture series, as I’ve shared, each are channelings through different power animals (or shape-shifting “naguals”) that emerge through timeless energy portals to share their wisdom. These channeled images I feel are supportive in guiding us with some of the keys for co-creating a loving New Earth with conscious, unconditionally compassionate awareness, embracive remembrance, visionary innovation, and empowered hearts.
Since rabbits hold such potent symbolism, I intuitively felt that one of the paintings would be of their energy and #5 ended up being the one. I instantly knew that Nestor and Joy held the perfect essence for this and could translate the message through their energy and images in a way that could channel that to others. Of course, the connection I have with them would provide even more openness as a conduit for that energy. I knew this would be a poignant piece, but wasn’t aware that it would be so powerful in the process.
If you didn’t get a chance to read about the painting, Spirit, and the symbolism of the hare, here is the link to my blog post on it, which will provide insight for this painting’s symbolism as well: Hare Symbolism for the New Earth – Birthing the Cosmic Egg. The rabbit, through out time, has been connected with the Moon and you can clearly see the rabbit image that many ancients have observed, if you know how to find it.
I love this image that shows different ways you can see the rabbit:
Most know about my connection with Nestor and if not you can read some of it here: In Loss There is Gain – Finding My Way After Losing My Twin Soul. I haven’t painted Nestor in quite a while. The first painting I did was of her as a baby when I first got her: Nestor and then of course, the essence of Nestor in her otherworldly form, in the painting Spirit was next. However, this painting was to be of Nestie (as she lovingly came to be known as) in her last year/days (she was 5 years old when she transitioned) and in her magical, royal, wise, loving and serene presence along with Joy in her magical, loving, joyous, playful exuberance.
Joy and I share a very beautiful and magical connection. It is different than the one with Nestie, but Joy is still a part of, and resides in, my heart. Joy was brought to me by Nestie via telepathic connection and she and Nestie share a bond that allows Joy to channel Nestie. It was fun bringing Joy home, as it was two days before my birthday and Laura Bruno and I had a big raw vegan feasting celebration just before picking up Joy from the SaveABunny shelter. Nestie was much more connected to the Otherworld/Cosmos, but held a deep place in her heart to assist with Earth transitions, which she still does from beyond. Joy on the other hand is much more connected to the Earth, however is a messenger between both the Otherworld/Cosmos and Earth. This played out in many ways, but over time, I came to see Joy’s individual healing gifts and magic that she slowly revealed to me. Her love of crystals was evident from day one and she continues to work with them, but she is quite the healing bunny, as well as a master channeler in her own right, often going into trance and telepathically sending me messages – she loves speaking through my pendulum and also picks tarot cards like Nestie used to do. I have so enjoyed seeing her step fully into her powers by my supporting her personal process and timing with that. I am so proud of her and her courage. I am grateful to have been blessed by two such magical bunnies/souls in my life. (not to mention Gaia, my tortoise, but we’ll leave that for another story and painting).
For me, it was such a “joy” to bring the two of them together on this painting as a means of physically manifesting them into the world for others to be able to experience the energy and healing magic they have to share. And I had no idea really how it would all come together, as I just paint in the moment and allow the image to emerge. Bringing Nestor back to life in the physical was truly something.
What emerged was an image of purity in magical simplicity. A vast universal world that merges all of the energetic elements they embody and wisdom they hold, imbued with vulnerable love. Some of the interesting things that took place was that it was started on the last full moon in July, where I painted the moon and first layers of the background and was “delayed” and unable to pick it back up until this last full moon on the 2nd of August. None of it intentional..it was just the way things unfolded and on the 2nd I redid the moon with a new layer of energy into what it is now. And then there were a few other days of work (actually 5 in total) that came when I was able and moved to.
The last day was on 8/7 (the longest day I spent on it) was a very long 10 hour day where I found myself in tears for most of it. Crying like a baby, but not in sadness, but in the sheer beauty that is indescribably felt when you touch this kind of love. Painting, from my heart and bringing to life those dearest to my heart, was incredibly moving and I fall short to express it in words – hoping that the painting will speak for itself.
As I began with in this post, the painting mirrors this “love from beyond” that I share with each of them, and also of my love for the Cosmos (a Galactic Butterfly is found in the image too), Moon, Earth, the inner realms of emotion, childlike innocence, the natural and the supernatural, and of course a heart snapshot that offers a cohesive thread between personal and collective in sharing the purity of the experience. When each of us opens to that very vulnerable innocence within, we create the ability for others to also, since we are all connected.
My newer paintings have evolved into visual simplicity, which take the complex and interweave it into something energetically manageable to digest. Rather than utilize tons of visual hieroglyphic-like puzzles, I can now create energy snapshots. My paintings contain layers of energy that are embedded into the images, strokes, paints and canvas, along with the energy that is channeled through, creating an essence that is felt when the painting is experienced by others. This, more than the image itself, makes all the difference, as to how a painting will move someone and what is received through that exchange of viewing and opening into it. It’s all very finely tuned and the right elements are needed as well as nothing overdone – subtlety. Paintings are “experiences” that can be meditational and speak volumes what words cannot. It a way to let us get out of our own way, put the mind to rest and just “be” and open to the essence revealed.
As I channeled this painting on the 7th, yes I did cry like what would seem like a baby, but I WAS painting the full moon, which is the magic of our inner and subconscious emotional realm. Crying is not a bad thing or a weak thing and isn’t even always a pain thing…it is an expressional doorway to our ability and desire to experience love.
The colors that emerged were intuitional and it wasn’t until just yesterday that I received the title – Once in a Blue Moon. To me, it speaks to that rare experience that is a blessing to have in what ever way translates to the individual – for many that is the connection or desire to connect with their Twin Soul.
For me, this all translated as the rare connections I have been gifted to have with Nestor and Joy and the experiences throughout my life, the magic of it all, the deep connections I have to a reality beyond what is perceived by most, the joy of being an expressive, boundlessly creative being, remembering the child within and to love that child, expressing at the heart-level the authenticity I have to share through this human form…..
and of course it speaks of that very rare Twin Soul/Flame connection some are blessed to experience both without and within. Nestor is mine and I am grateful that I was able to experience her in physical form and still in presence around and in me, but also reminds me of the divine union of Male and Female within myself that each of us are integrating at this time.
I love how the painting also was created in 2012 during and right before all of the shifting energies into a new reality of heart-based, natural harmony with the Earth and Cosmos, as we create a new inner and outer field of expression and creative reality.
The painting was just photographed professionally, yesterday, on the 8th (the Lion’s Gate) and shortly I will have an image of it, along with the other first 4 that I will share with greater clarity and vibrancy than I can take myself. I’m so excited to be able to bring them to the world in this way and to be able to soon offer prints on them as well, so that those who have been asking and feel called to the specific energy that each activates for them, can now bring them into heart and home more affordably. Both prints and originals will be available shortly on my website here: Universal ARKitecture. I’ll be posting the new painting, and the 4 previous, all together on my blog as well likely early next week.
My heart is on this canvas – #5 Once in a Blue Moon – and it is out there for the world to see and share through these universal images, messages and emotions we all have access to. I am incredibly honored to be able to support others via the expressions that channel through me. I thank Nestor and Joy for their beauty of heart and for guiding me to my own.
In my last post I shared my upcoming retreat offering for August 2012, Empower Your Heart, Transform Your Life Bimini Retreat – Healing from the Inside Out with Reiki, Raw Food and Wild Dolphin Communion, and all the exciting details. This trip will be taking place August 19-24th, 2012. But actually commencing August 18th since it is recommended to arrive the night before in Ft. Lauderdale before embarking to Bimini early the next morning of the 19th.
Today I wanted to share a little bit about the energy surrounding and supporting the journey to give you another aspect to reflect your heart upon.
The term “Blue Moon” can refer to the 2nd Full Moon in a given month. So, when people say “once in a blue moon” they are speaking about the rarity of the occurrence of a 2nd moon happening in the same given month. August 2012 is one such unique month because it will feature not 1, but 2 Full Moons! The only month of the year like this, but also a very rare occurrence in any given year.
So there is a lot of powerful Moon energy surrounding August. Being one that is very connected to the Moon, when I discovered this just today, along with a bunch of nudges received previously, it’s no wonder I was guided to embrace this month, and these available days, for the retreat offered.
The week’s retreat lies not only between both Full Moons (8/2 and 8/31) of the month, but between the energy of August 17th’s New Moon and August 31st’s Full Moon with August 24th on the First Quarter Moon itself.
New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, set intentions, and create a vision. This is a time to begin new projects, new ventures, initiate contracts, make important phone calls, write up a proposal, or do anything that requires a starting point – a time to visualize where you are headed both spiritually and emotionally. A New Moon in any area of your life urges you to focus on issues that require your input. It is a time for planting new seeds of growth – a time of new beginnings and new directions.
First Quarter Moons are for using resources gathered to take action toward fulfilling the vision. So it’s the energy of “taking action.” This is a time that the Universe sends you the power to “just do it.” Functioning with trust and knowing will empower you during this phase. Fearlessly drop all hesitation and move forward.
Full Moons are for releasing out to spirit your intentions, taking action, celebrating the fruit of your efforts, and for bringing manifestation of, or progress toward your goal. This is the time your efforts will bear fruit and come to completion. Full moons close chapters and often bring a sense of finality to your life so you can have a fresh start with closure. The energy of the Full Moon is like a little vacation before the harvest.
The effects of a New Moon are shown in outward changes whereas the effects of a Full Moon are more emotional and directed inward.
We will be catching the wave of this cycle and the valuable gifts you receive during this retreat can be instrumental for what you set forth with intention, at onset of embarking on your journey, and would like to manifest upon conclusion and returning home.
I know many of you are connected to the Moon’s energy, as I am, so I will let you explore these energies and influences yourself to find your own personal significance in relation to the energy of this month and/or the journey that may be calling you.
A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon in one month and October 2020 illuminates just that for us, with bookending Moons at start and end. This Full Moon is in Taurus and being a Blue Moon will add an extra magickal boost and thinning of veils all falling on Halloween/Samhain.
And to add to that extra magickal boost, Astrid sat herself below center of my painting titled Once in a Blue Moon (as seen below), wearing her Moon and Star dusted Cosmic witchy/wizard hat, to anchor her own message and infuse some rabbit alchemy to the mix.
Since Full Moons showcase a rabbit in the Moon, her point is well taken – I always listen when she “speaks”.
So much is culminating as year end draws near and the energetics continue to rise in ways that point to the continued importance of self care, preparation, inner work, anchoring, and maintaining your own equilibrium.
If you can be open and ready for the unexpected, stay focused on what really matters and is of most value to you, tune into, listen, and support your body’s messages, feel and channel through the sensual aspects of life that make you human and are the gifts of spirit in body, and embrace the changes that have ability to put closure to things, you will find yourself in a much more strengthened and empowered place to navigate the waters of the journey ahead.
Since Earthy Taurus is the focal point of illumination, body and Earth speak loudly now and that might mean extra time in the great outdoors Mother Nature gifts us with, or anything nature-connected so that ultimately you’ll be immersing in some mystical communions with the nature of you.
It’s a great time for mischievous magick, intention-seeding, or your own version of mystical, love-filled spell-casting in Nature’s womb of creation, illuminated by the Full Blue Moon.
This last week we’ve been doing just that, as we created space for another Earthy immersion – this time in the Arizona sunshine and waters of Lake Havasu City to celebrate with our dear soul family we haven’t seen in a long time. I’m grateful that opportunity came to take some safe, distanced outdoor-focused excursions recently. Last time it was the ocean and faery forests of the Pacific Coast, and this time it was the red rocks, desert sands, and warm waters of the Colorado River and Lake Havasu – different, but equally nurturing, enriching, and cleansing.
And with the building of the Full Moon energies in the night sky, coupled with Arizona sunsets, the Earth and Cosmos merging has been felt strongly in the body and soul.
This was amplified by the ability to connect with my sweet nephew and godson, Nova, (whom you’ve read about in a previous blog) who helped me tune in with my dearly departed rabbit son, Cosmo.
Nova is just as sweet and perfect as I knew he was – such a tiny faery bunny who loves snuggles (he’s about 2 pounds lighter and several inches smaller than Astrid). Tuning in with him this last week was timely because Cosmo has been on my mind being that Halloween was the day he transitioned, four years ago. The Universe knows what we need and Cosmo always finds a way to communicate and send me love. This week, through the adorable Nova.
And to add to that energy, it was such a gift to see this sweet Burrowing Owl on one of our evening walks.
I haven’t seen one in years. The timing felt particularly potent. Although not the clearest photo, I’m surprised she even showed up given the evening lighting casting dark shadows in her burrow. But I love the way she did because it adds to her mystical energy and deep mystery.
Owl is one of my key spirit animal figures for my path, which I had reiterated by a favorite reader in Sedona, Arizona upon twice visiting him, but especially particular species of owl. Their feathers show up prolifically these days. They carry the power of sight, intuition, and hidden wisdom that reveals the true reality which is hard to be seen by others.
I love this interesting information about Burrowing Owl from http://www.pauldfrost.co.uk/burrowowl.html that mirrors the time of year right now before Halloween/Samhain (time of thinnest veils) and the upcoming Full Blue Moon.
Mythology & Folklore :
The American Indian Hopi tribe called the Burrowing Owl Ko’ko, meaning ‘Watcher of the Dark’. They believed it to be associated with Masauu, their god of the dead, the guardian of fires & protector of all things underground, including germinating seeds, making it a very sacred bird. As the owl lives underground, it was believed to be able to communicate with the dead.
The American Indian Gosiute tribe (from Utah and Nevada) believed the Burrowing Owl to be a protective spirit for brave warriors. Owl feathers were worn by the warriors & rattles were covered in owl skins, to frighten off their enemies.
And the owl energy continued, as the very next day after an evening with Burrowing Owl, it was all about Great Horned Owl. With two, rare physical encounters with owls back-to-back I’d say something’s afoot.
“Every real story is a never ending story.” ~The Neverending Story
Our nine and a half mile expedition of the senses was a literal Neverending Story journey with all the major characters showing up in rock formations, including the magickal gates that guard The Southern Oracle – The Great Riddle Gate with two Sphinxes (in this case we had two sentinel rock portal gates that included one naturally carved into the Luck Dragon, Falcor, himself), a perfect Morla rock – the giant turtle known as The Ancient One, Rockbiters and Big-Headed Rock Creatures. It was incredible. There were also snippets of Lord of the Rings and the journey to take the golden One Ring to Mordor and a bit of The Secret of Nimh when Mrs. Brisby meets The Great Owl in his bone-laced lair. Wow!
The latter literally manifested a Great Horned Owl that greeted us upon entering the slot canyons. We saw her emerge from her big nest perched between the narrow slots and take to flight down the corridor, coming to rest up on a ledge of the rock walls ahead, as seen here ever-so faintly.
The rest of the time we walked down the slot canyon to the desert beyond, on our way to a secluded beach on the lake, we kept finding a variety of small to medium sized feathers amidst all the bristle brush at the bottom edges of the rock walls.
We also discovered a lot of small bones and skeletal parts of the little animals she fed on – both on the ground and contained within owl regurgitation.
We wondered if she’d be there again on the way back, and indeed she was.
She greeted us once again with a fly-over (enabling a photo capture this time), and more feathers, including a large one I found during a funny episode of me shimmying up the rocks we had to climb down into the slot canyon.
While literally suspended at the top, flat on my stomach with arms and legs flailing out as if I was swimming, since I was having trouble getting up, this put me in the perfect position to see a large feather at eye-level to where I was laying. I stopped everything between two people pulling and pushing at each end to say, “Hey! Look at that perfect large feather behind Dave!” We all laughed. Nothing stops my hawk eye from seeing magickal discoveries, nor gets between me and them. I always seem to provide comic relief for everyone and this one was caught on video.
The slot canyon felt like the Great Horned Owl’s lair Mrs. Brisby bravely enters on her journey to the Rats of Nimh, and the whole energy and finds of the day without a soul but the four of us, plus all of the things we kept discovering (ancient petroglyphs in the gorge walls of the Colorado River, Osprey twice flying above us as trains passed over while we went under the bridge on jet skis, a monarch butterfly gliding by us on the river – butterflies are said to be ancestors returning, and more) and having revealed during the rest of every adventure-filled day this week, made for the perfect lead-up to Halloween and the Full Moon.
And so, during this liminal time of year when boundaries are at their thinnest to the Otherworlds, it feels like the Universe conspired with my/our intentions in supporting the energies and experiences of greatest benefit, and revealed the way showers for the journey ahead.
Alongside several nature treasures, I even found this sweet, little, brown faery bunny at a store to bring back for Astrid (with detachable wings) – the perfect find for my magick rabbit
If we want to create some meaningful experiences for this doorway, we have the support of many beyond the veils – the Fae, ancients, ancestors, deceased, and even right under our feet – Mother Earth, around us – animal and Elemental messengers, or in the stars – the Cosmos and our multi-dimensional selves and star families.
And speaking of all of these mystical and potent energies, Astrid and I thought we’d share some of the magick we’re conjuring up at the Forest Portal mixed with Faery rabbit enchantment and wonderfully witchy wishes from our hearts to yours.
With a blend of Earthy and Cosmic ingredients, we’re always brewing up some fun and love to bridge the gap between the shadowy depths of the heart.
The photos you see laced throughout this post capture the alchemy we create together and love spreading out into the world as cocreators.
You got a glimpse of Astrid’s new cosmic witchy/wizardy hat back on October 1st’s Harvest Full Moon, but we saved the extra enchantment for October 31st’s Full Blue Moon.
And I just had to reshare this fun from 2019’s Halloween post, which came from my BinkyBunny.com newsletter I subscribe to.
It felt particularly fitting with this year’s photos of Astrid and me. I think you can see why. 🙂
- “Traditionally, rabbits are the most prominent animal that is associated with witchcraft, but cats have since taken their place.
- Rabbits are associated with lunar energy, luck, hidden knowledge, divination, love, creativity, success, sensitivity, agility, swiftness, spontaneity, abundance, rebirth, renewal, transformation, and fertility.
- In some folklore, it is said that witches would transform into rabbits as a disguise due to their elusive and swift characteristics.
- Rabbits are still considered to be a common familiar for witches.
- Rabbits are symbols that represent various goddesses, such as Artemis, Hecate & Cerridwen,…
- One of the classic 48 constellations as named by Ptolemy is Lepus, the hare.
- Rabbits are associated with spring, the vernal equinox, and the sabbat Ostara due to the fact that cold weather is fading and flowers are beginning to bloom.
- While rabbits are associated with luck, it’s not inherently good or bad luck – it can be either depending on the circumstances….
- [Some] superstitions state that rabbits can dispel negativity, cleanse, and break spells….”
Credits: art – regardingcomic.com/Penny Collins;
article – witchtips.tumblr.com & lunaesteria
Today’s Halloween, Samhain, and Celtic New Year is a portal to access and create realities to mirror your true multi-dimensional self.
May the key become conscious for accessing more of this each day.
And may all possibilities be open to you.
In love and creative magick,
Tania and Astrid
I have felt the potent healing power and fertile creative potential of this Full Supermoon (Beaver Moon) for sure, which we haven’t seen this close since 1948 and won’t again until 2034. So to say it provides great potential, is an understatement and there’s no coincidence it is aligned with so much on the collective scene going on like the election and its implications for opportunity on a grand scale.
In simple terms we’re looking at our values with this Taurus Moon and that goes for the self, life in general for ourselves and the collective, and our beliefs around money and abundance as well. Taurus brings in a calming, grounding energy to help us balance things and with a Scorpio Sun, tempers that with our passions brought to the surface in strong, focused, yet patient ways, while integrating our deepest shadow and hidden treasures.
Steady and persevering like the Tortoise and with a focus on abundance and gratitude, rather than lack and denial of the beauty inherent in and around us. A call again for a return to harmony with Earth and partnering with Nature to create change.
We have the ability to channel our emotions and passions productively and to release, cleanse, and transform the toxicity that is running the show.
Since the Moon symbolizes our inner world and all things emotionally hidden, our deepest desires and dreams, and yes, our unconscious shadow and underlying fears, this is a chance to bring it all to the surface and truly feel and see it, learn from it, and then creatively produce from the core truth of our essence once it is revealed, by peeling away those veils.
There’s huge potential for change taking place as we end 2016 – a collective “9” endings year for us, before we begin 2017 – a collective “1” beginnings year. What will we choose to cultivate in this new era?
This Supermoon is amplifying and illuminating the toxicity for us, collectively, that we can choose to cleanse, release, and transform.
Personally, it has illuminated important pieces for me for sure and also strengthened the affirmations of my own values and stance in reflective support of them.
In our new place we are surrounded by windows that we leave open all day and night, since we are high above everything and so we can receive the beauty and gifts of Nature 24 hours a day.
There are tree beings surrounding some, with extended arms offering their gifts.
There’s the lake and mountains offering their expansive wisdom.
And morning, day, and night the Sun and Moon dance in light and colors so brilliantly.
What has been most special is the Moon, which moves around to the windows during the middle of the night where Her light then glows directly on my face as I sleep.
I love waking and being illuminated by Her magick.
And with the Supermoon energy She has been supportive in helping me to move through my own emotions and mourning.
I found myself waking up in the middle of the night just two nights ago filled with feelings about Cosmo and feeling him strongly. And as I looked, the Moon was illuminating the room and I was drenched in Her light. I could see the rabbit on the Moon’s surface and knew that Her magick, along with my beloved rabbit family were helping me to heal.
I had a lot of emotional release through the night with the help of the Moon and Cosmo.
And it was just what I needed, as while I did experience release of emotions during the time leading up to and of Cosmo’s transition, I was also needing to be strong for him and Dave. Then we had the whole move transition the last couple of weeks, and now as it has come to closure I’m able to release the rest of my natural mourning process.
The Moon has been my best friend in that process helping to bring out all that needs to and then helping to turn it into alchemy for creative potency.
Some may say these are the “blues of sadness” I am moving through, but I feel them to be the “blues of magick.”
This evident in the colors that showed up all around me on our hike yesterday and that I was immersed in.
It was not a “sad” blue, but an “enchanted” blue revealing all the hues of its beauty that are my favorite and this movement through my own pains as the natural beauty inherent in love and life, felt to be embodied as my true aura and put me forever in the realm of my nature and essence.
I will continue to embrace the flow and release that this beautiful and powerful Supermoon assists me in, as well as invite any more to come forth that needs to be transmuted as well.
I did experience just that also on the hike yesterday, as in conversation I moved through, made conscious, and claimed something huge in a Scorpio way, which will have huge effects on my own shadow integrated.
It is not always easy, I know! But the support is there. It truly is, if you truly invite and embrace it.
Yesterday’s beautiful 8 mile hike on Angora Lakes Trail (I love the reference to rabbits in the name and there was even a young woman with a little dog named “Tiny” that went by us on the hike – that was one of Joy’s nicknames – so my sweet bunny loves were all around me) was incredible in so many ways. We keep discovering hidden gems of lakes and new hikes all the time here in the back country of Lake Tahoe.
I played with my shadow and invited her peacefully in.
I found a piece of an old honeycomb with potent hexagon sacred geometry.
I looked at the reflections in a puddle illuminating the truth.
I got to see Fallen Leaf Lake from above at a new perspective.
I saw more reflections at the lower lake of Angora in the light of the Sun.
I then discovered the alchemy within my emotions that revealed the magickal blue inherent always regardless of the light being present, as we came upon Angora Lake just as the Sun dipped behind the mountains. I am the light.
And that knowing creates a ripple effect out to everything I touch and experience, transforming it all instantly.
Angora Lake reminded me of a beloved place in Montana that I miss and will return to soon, being anchored by the ashes of my sweet Joy and Nestor.
I even wore my cosmic pants in honor of Cosmo.
There is new life awakening from the natural cycle of all things. And that’s worth smiling about.
Although there are no challenging aspects to this Full Moon, keep in mind there are six planets retrograde.
I’ve heard both sides of the spectrum in terms of people feeling excited and experiencing a green light to things they’ve been working on, and also challenges and struggles from feeling up against a wall and experiencing continued “suffering” or things they thought being over coming back on the scene again.
Here are two astrologer’s take on the energies of the Full Blue Moon today.
The first comes from astrologer, Tanaaz, and the second from astrologer, Kelley Rosano.
Here’s Tanaaz from her article, The Energy of the Blue Moon ~ July 31, 2015:
“The July 31st Blue Moon will be a road opener, helping to forge a new path ahead that allows you to move out of your comfort zone and into new territory.
Ever heard the phrase- “it only happens once in a blue moon” ?
However once in a while, the Moon moves through one and half cycles- a full Moon to a new Moon and then back to a full Moon again, all within the same month.
This second full Moon is known as a Blue Moon and we won’t experience another one until 2018.
This Blue Moon falls on July 31st in the sign of Aquarius and will follow the cycle that was started earlier in the month on the July 1st Capricorn Full Moon.
Remember, Full Moon’s represent completion or endings, so this month we will all be given two opportunities to bring things to a close or resolution.
This is important, as clearly the Universe has been providing all of us with a lot of energy that needs to be cleared and released.
Know that although this may feel heavy at times, this Full Moon is definitely positive and will be helping us all to set a new course in motion – change is coming!
With two key planets moving retrograde this month- Venus and Uranus and Saturn continuing his retrograde through Scorpio, there is a lot of backwards energy that needs to be cleared in order for all of us to be able to move forward.
This means that the Universe is really going to be asking us to dig up and revisit the past in order to clear out old, outdated beliefs so we can start fresh.
Venus will be asking us to do this in matters pertaining to love and money and Uranus will be helping us to change our self-limiting beliefs and boundaries to provide us with a new sense of freedom.
Uranus is all about change and as he moves retrograde we are all going to be encouraged to really sort through the things in our lives that are holding us back and preventing us from living up Ato our truest potential.
Saturn on the other hand will be ensuring that we make all of our new decisions and changes with responsibility and respect to what we have all learnt from our past experiences.
In fact, this Blue moon will really be acting as a road opener and will allow us to start reviewing and assessing where we need to change course in our lives.
Within four days either side of the Blue moon, it is likely that you will see new opportunities present themselves, or perhaps you may be challenged to do something different. Perhaps a new path will open up out of the blue that you may have never considered before.
While it is good to be comfortable, sometimes our comfort zone can become debilitating and can hold us back from really moving forward and discovering who we truly are.
This Blue Moon is all about moving out of the ‘comfort zone’ and into new territory so we can get a fresh perspective on our lives and where we are heading. In order to really explore new territory we have to trust the Universe and go with the flow.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”- Neale Donald Walsch
Be open to the opportunities that surround this Blue Moon as they are sure to present clues as to what new territories are opening up for you.
Follow your heart and trust that a change of course may be exactly what the Universe has ordered for you.
Remember, this Blue Moon will only open the pathway, it is up to you to walk down it if it feels like the right choice for you.”
And here’s Kelley Rosano from her article, Aquarius Full Moon, Venus Retrograde & Jupiter in Virgo:
“There is an awesome Aquarius Full Moon on July 31. There are no challenging aspects to this Moon. Yeah! This is good news. It is a party Moon. The Sun is in fun loving Leo. Celebrate your life. Celebrate your gains. Celebrate your success. Even the little wins count. The Aquarius Full Moon is the second Full Moon in July. This makes it a Blue Moon. Once in a Blue Moon, you can make your dreams come true.
Your enthusiasm, idealism and creativity could be strong. You may be bursting with new ideas and sudden insights. You can move from breakdown to breakthrough. You are experiencing an expansion in consciousness. Brilliant Breakthroughs may require that you raise your standards and upgrade your relationships. It is time to speak your truth. Choose what is right for you. Be empowered. You are the master of your destiny. You use the astrology to live your best life. You create your reality through your words and actions. When you do what is right for you, it is right for everyone else.
• What does your heart want?
• What is right for you?
• What is right work for you?
• What is your right living-location?
• What is right relationship for you?
• What is your right life path?
The Sun in Leo is strong and powerful in its home sign. Leo is the Star. Aquarius is the theater crew. Aquarius is the team. The group and the tribe you belong. You need both Self and other people to be successful. Leo rules your creative self-expression. The Aquarius Full Moon shines the light on your hopes and wishes. Your goals. It holds the promise of our shared vision for the New Earth. We are creating the New Earth together. Aquarius is the New Age of enlightenment dawning. Everyone is a Star in the New Earth energy. You are to shine your light. Be creative. Be bold. Be brave. Speak your truth to power. You matter. You count. You are important.
“We all shine on like the Moon, the Stars and the Sun.” — John Lennon.
Full Moons can conclude situations. You may find yourself at the end of a relationship or a job. Some of you may feel as though you are operating in crisis mode. Circumstances for those around you may be challenged. In truth, you are in graduation mode. These events are not always graceful. So please go easy on you. You may feel less than a Self-master. You may feel more like a lost soul. Take comfort, for you are not alone. Many people are experiencing life-changing events. Sometimes your growth can feel weird or strange. At other times, change can be exhausting. You are no longer connecting to your past. You have yet to discover your new place or new tribe. Truly, the old way of living no longer works for you. You are in transition. You are experiencing new aspects of yourself. You are giving birth to the new you. Giving birth is painful. This is real work. This is real growth. The more you love and value yourself. The more you have to give to other people. Your Self-dedication goes a long way. A helpful way to navigate through life is to use balance in your choices. Instead of asking, “Is this a good or bad idea?” Ask, “What supports my balance?” Balance is essential to being present, powerful and effective. Relax and flow with your changes.
Venus retrogrades on July 25 through September 6. She will remain in Leo until October 8. Venus rules what you like, love and value. She is the Goddess of relationships. This is a time where you will be re-evaluating what truly matters to you.
• What do you want in love?
• What makes you happy to be alive?
• What are your talents, gifts and abilities?
• Are you maximizing your skills to achieve your goals?
• What brings you joy?
Venus retrograde can imply that this is not a good time to make major decisions. Things may be in a state of flux. Relationships are ripe for misunderstandings. You could misconstrue the feelings of others. Venus is in Leo. Leo rules romance and affairs of the heart. This is not the time to start a new relationship. This is not the time hire new people. This is not a good time for legal matters. This is true for the lower courts. It could be an unprofitable outcome. There could be delays and setbacks. Someone from your past could return into your life. What do you need in relationship? What do you want in your life?
This is a wonderful time to go back and complete creative projects. This is not the time to start new projects. This time is about creating inner value from your work. This is not the time to present new work to the world. Derive your value from completing things. This is a good time to evaluate your money. Where is your money going?
Uranus turns retrograde on July 26. There could be an abrupt change in your direction on this day. See where Aries lands in your natal birth chart. This is where your plans could alter suddenly. Uranus is expect the unexpected. Anything that happens to you unplanned is Uranus. You could receive important insights on this day. Uranus is the liberator. He empowers your personal freedom. Uranus encourages you to have greater creative self-expression. His approach is not always gentle. The goal is to remove your self-imposed chains. In order for you to reach your greatest potential. Your freedom is required. Uranus can empower you to make a fresh start. You can be too restful in your rut. Uranus can push you out of your comfort zone to inject new life into you. This keeps your life fresh and lively. This shows you that there is more life for you to experience. Be open to the new experiences that are now in your life.
August begins with good news. Saturn moves direct on the first. In these last six weeks of Saturn in Scorpio. You are to finish your unfinished business. Here in truth seeking Scorpio. Saturn gives you the clarity you need to evaluate your emotional attachments. Self-limiting patterns that hold back your success.
• What needs completion for you?
• How are you getting in your own way?
• Are you ready to achieve your goals?
Venus will couple with Jupiter on August 4 mark that day. There could be blessings bestowed upon you. At a minimum, you could have a very pleasant day.
Mercury the messenger enters the sign of Virgo on August 7. Mercury is strong in his home sign. This is a great energy for detailed work. Focus on your goals let go of distractions.
Mars the planet of action and desire enters Leo on August 8. He wants to play. This is good time for recreation. Re-creation. Mars can give you a boost of self-confidence in Leo. You may feel more outgoing. You are ready to take a chance. The greater the risk the greater the reward. This is an awesome energy for working out and playing in team sports. Mars can empower your greater self-expression for the next seven weeks.
Jupiter enters Virgo on August 11. He will be in Virgo until September 2016. You move from the big idea and dream in Leo. You are getting to work in discerning Virgo. You do not want what is most pretty. What is the real substance in the person or project? This is a good time to expand your field of knowledge or develop your technical skills. You may be more practical and intellectual in your approach to business and life. Watch out for cynicism or being too critical. Do not be so occupied in your physical living that you forget to nurture your soul.
The Aquarius Full Moon is live from your truth. Be who you truly are. Be authentic. Seek out those who share your values. The Light is pouring down from the heavens. There is a giant wave of light washing over you now. Creator is using the astrology to transform our economic systems and governments. Do not judge what is changing as good or bad. Know that what is occurring is for your highest good. Be positive. Be proactive. Stay out of fear. Let go of what is not working. Focus your energy on what is working in your life. Be creative. Make your passion greater than your resistance. You will create what your heart desires. Abundance is the ability to do what you need to do. You are a powerful creator. What are you creating?
“You are the creator of your own reality, and so you are not in jeopardy. You do not need to control the behavior of others in order for you to thrive. Your attention to things that you think they do that keeps you from your thriving is, in fact, what keeps you from your thriving… It is not what they do to you; it’s what you do to you in fear of what you think that they will do to you.” — Abraham”
“We are powerful beyond measure, and so deeply vulnerable at the same time. This may seem like a dichotomy, but it isn’t. We have misunderstood real power. It has been something assertive, non-surrendering, pushing on through. This is not real power. This is simply willfulness. Real power is something else – – receptivity, openness, the courage to keep your heart open on the darkest of days, the strength to feel it all even when the odds are stacked against you. Real power is showing up with your heart on your sleeve and absolutely refusing to waste one moment of your life hidden behind edginess and armor. The art of enheartened presence. Now that’s power.”
~Quote by Jeff Brown, which to me captures the Full Moon energy now, and beyond.
I woke early again to the dark night sky, but this morning it was illuminated by the beautiful Full Moon. As I connected and tuned in, sending out energy to the collective, Earth, and intents, I felt a glow in my heart expanding and deepening in trust. I looked at the rabbit in the moon, now upside down this morning, thinking of my dear Nestor and Joy (my rabbits in this life).
Last night before bed I took a walk around the neighborhood by the light of the Moon and the sea cucumbers came to mind again and their message. As I was brushing my teeth upon return I noticed a Ladybug on the ceiling of the bathroom scurrying along.
I thought that to be quite a magickal little sign out of nowhere, as I got up on the counter to scoop her up and put her outside in the Moonlight.
If you don’t recall, I posted a couple of photos of sea cucumbers yesterday that I saw on Sunday, with a brief caption mentioning the uncanny connection I made to the sea cucumbers I’d seen last year at the same time.
It felt significant to make mention of again, so I’ll go with my intuition on that to do so.
If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, or didn’t read the captions on the photos, what I’m drawing attention to is the discovery I made about the appearance of these sea cucumbers and their timing. I go to my favorite beach very often, each week in fact, and I’m quite observant to anything that uniquely appears or isn’t around that normally is.
This last weekend I came upon two pink and orange sea cucumbers after walking the full length of the beach up and down. I was excited to see them, as I have only once before come upon them, which was last year. That time I’d seen 100’s of them. Sad to now only see two, perhaps reflecting Earth changes, tidal patterns, the result of harmful effects, or a personal message, but I was also grateful to see them, as they are so enchanted and sparkly like stars.
Yesterday, as I searched for my post of last year I stumbled upon the date and title: Reflections on the Current Intensities & Today’s Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries October 18th, 2013
It was almost exactly one year ago (by 13 days) that they’d appeared, but also between last night and this morning, we revisited a Full Moon Total Eclipse in Aries again, along with a Blood Moon. There is an obvious connection with these particular sea cucumbers and this Moon phase, and it was drawing my attention to re-read their symbolism and the insights I had shared last year. It felt significant.
And this is what I reflected on last night while I took my Full Moon walk.
This morning as I gazed at the Moon, I was reminded.
But as I read last year’s post, there was also another uncanny connection, which I’m only now making this morning.
Last year, also at the same Full Moon Eclipse time, my rabbit Joy had been deeply affected. She had gone into a very deep, reflective, and inner mode, not moving for most of the day and not wanting to open her eyes. I remember being worried about her, but also realizing her sensitivities to energy and connection with the Moon cycles. She pulled out of it slowly by night and by morning after, she was back to herself.
Well, not only did the sea cucumbers return this year around the same Moon cycle, but Joy also went through a very powerful, energetic scare Monday afternoon, right before the Full Moon, but still in connection with the intense energies that are being felt around this time period that lead up and continue after. She was hit really hard by frequencies she was picking up that were foreign to her and causing her great confusion, panic, and painful discomfort. So much so that she backed herself into the fireplace to hide and wait it out for a good portion of the day. I moved into the living room to work so I could be with her and I’m happy to say she also pulled out of it by evening and the next day, yesterday, was back to herself again.
There is definitely something about the energy of this Moon cycle and a connection to be made. Couple that with all of the other influences abound: Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for October 2014 and you have quite the intensity.
I’ll keep open to insights, but there feels to be a cosmic opening and ancient rebalancing in order.
But to keep things a bit more manageable, you can read my last year’s post about the sea cucumbers, Joy, and the insights on Libra/Aries energy that this Full Moon brings to a head for us in the day-to-day, at the link above.
If you don’t make it there, these are the parts that stood out from it to repost today:
Sea Cucumbers symbolize heightened communication, emphasizing hormone levels along with unconscious signals and nerves. Sea Cucumber demonstrates an attention to emotions. Ability to change from rigid to soft by utilizing emotional balance. She shows how to remain firm in tight or delicate situations. Great movement with minimum amount of energy. Watch for potential symbiotic relationships to form. Do you withdraw and retract yourself when you feel threatened? She will teach you when to guard your emotional self. Is it time to create a tough exterior? She will show how to build up your defenses, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
And the sea cucumbers we saw were all hardened, since they were out of the water and in “delicate situations” of being out of their safe and comforting natural surroundings. They seemed to be mirroring that call to tend to our deepest emotions and to understand their resiliency and capability to adapt and shift, when we allow them to flow naturally and maintain that balance. We’ve heard the message before that it’s crucial to get very intimate right now with vulnerability and yet understand how to shift and adjust our boundaries, knowing we have the ability support ourselves when need be.
Needless to say, all of this relates to the energy of this Full Moon – a culmination period that promises fullfillment of what was intended and begun at the New Moon. It is also a heightened time of emotions and this particular one also happens to be a Lunar Eclipse, which places an added potency. And since we have the Libra Sun in opposition to the Aries Moon, we are being asked to look at how we balance these polarities of “self” and “others” – our needs and their needs.
Libra asks us to look at “relationships” and that includes the one we have with ourselves, while being present with the authenticity of who we individually are. This is a challenging one, as Aries likes to self assert and Libra is the expert in compromising. And neither are to be neglected, so this Full Moon initiates invitation to exercise the practice of emotional balance that honors both responsibly. This will take some time, but right now there is likely a lot of personal build-up that is either getting ready to burst, or is in process of releasing already, as you do need to express what you’ve been holding in and on to.
The beauty is that the more we practice allowing expression, the more we find it can be a graceful dance between autonomy and sharing. At first it may not yet be rational, so taking extra care at this time so nothing super explosive happens, may be wise. Everyone is going through their own form of crisis or transformative shifts, so realize that what others say and do is coming from the same place of needing to express a lot of old stuff that has nothing to do with you and yet in every way has the ability to provide you with everything you can utilize for self-growth and supporting growth in others.
Like the sea cucumbers, there are a lot of emotions and unspoken needs that are coming to light right now and that can create that fine line between hardening ourselves permanently for fear of what others might think or in reaction to how they react, or seeing ourselves in the other and challenging that extra depth of courage and compassion, knowing they are just as frightened as you.
This is that place between Aries and Libra that you can ignite.
Things may be challenging, some things may fall apart, but this temporary chaos is the onset of lighter experiences ahead.
If you’re feeling that deep sense of needing to break free, then this is time to open yourself fully to ALL possibilities for how that can come about without attaching to a particular outcome.
Eclipses are extremely potent and they can help support the perfect life-crisis needed and in line with your path of choice, to help you to make the changes you deeply want. So in this way, it’s not to fear the Eclipse, nor to fear change, but to realize the silver lining and positive energy that can be harnessed by something that is created in line with and for your highest good.
The “lunation” illuminates things in a way that can seem sudden, but in fact have been ongoing in a repressed way. So when hit with that seeming “out-of-the-blue” crisis, the reality is we are the ones precipitating the change because our Higher Self knows we need it and will only stand by for so long. Deep down, we know that change is necessary for growth.
Lunar Eclipses are more relationship-oriented and that includes with others, with ourselves, and as well with our work, health, bodies, etc. Their effects can also last longer – some astrologers feel Lunar Eclipse effects can last 3 – 6 months. However that is, there is the potential now that you may have been, or are experiencing a sudden state of heightened awareness surrounding everything in your life that is calling to your attention a lot of the flaws and things you are not happy with. But because of the heightened emotions, decisions are best to be made with presence and reflection.
Breaking free is something we all would like, and yet we can do it in a balanced way so as not to create temporary relief or new challenges.
Intensities abound indeed…I know you are all feeling it in your own unique way. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve heard from who are in the midst of some pretty “wow” experiences that feel to be “out of the blue” breakdowns and shake-ups, and yet it’s just the core stuff surfacing with a loud blaring siren and red stop light in order to say, “hey, you haven’t been able to hear me before, but perhaps now you will”.
Time to slow it down, stop altogether even, so that you can go within and learn how to harness these “surprises” into creating catalysts for change and breakthroughs to what you’ve been wanting all along, but were afraid to look at, or unable to, for one reason or another.
What I’m seeing is that the energy constantly playing out is the same “drama”, but the director’s hats just change in terms of how we’ll get to the plot via the different influences of each directing energy. In this case, tomorrow’s Full Moon is being directed by Scorpio.
So when we introduce ourselves to Mr. or Ms. Scorpio, here is what we will be focused on in our new Scorpio-focused role currently.
Deep emotional truth.
Yep, there’s a need to be honest and vulnerable here folks, with integrity that is consistent with your essence and not your temporary costume. Scorpio helps us to remove more layers and reveal fresh skin through deep purging. It will take the form of symbolic or literal deaths in some cases (interesting I discovered a sweet little dead bird today that one of the cats had brought to me – I just finished giving it a proper burial and blessing).
It simply just is time to take accountability for choices, or no choices, that you have or haven’t wanted to make. And the thing is, these “surprise” intensities you’re experiencing are simply because your soul is calling out to be more actively engaged in empowered, consciously aware choices that are guided by your heart.
So if you’ve chosen not to choose before, and pushed things aside, now you’re having the opportunity to choose again, and perhaps with the wisdom of experience that glaringly understands your well-being relies on it now.
Your Scorpio director will bring out a volcano of eruptions from within (helping you to understand the depths of you), especially in terms of emotions, but truly he/she just wants you to partner more in the dance and start taking more proactive lead roles, rather than being an extra on the sidelines.
Tendencies around addictive emotions may blare out, unhealthy attachments, insecurities, doubts, fears, and toxic ways of relating may, or will, all be surfacing at this time. You have the potential to experience some big emotional reactions or over-reacting, as well as feel like people are lashing out from out of no where. Buried feelings and undealt with “stuff” is rising from the depths and it’s all just to assist you in processing them so that they can be transmuted into productive creative energy, rather than these energy drainers working from behind the scenes, like an understudy who vies for your role.
Re-evaluate, relinquish, release, recycle, renew….
Time to let go of controlling every aspect of your life in tyrannical and anxiety-producing ways and ease into divine flow guided from your Higher Self/Source. The past is over and done, and so is the old you, if you choose to let it be so, that is.
So while intense emotions are being called out of you by your Scorpio director, facing the truths and awareness revealed from the core will provide as valuable tools to put you in the starring role of your life, as authentic and empowered you.
Look out for many powerful endings to exciting new beginnings, of which you may not see from the other side of the fence right now, but I assure you awaits once you take the leap of faith. It will open up new doorways and potentials you didn’t know existed, where you can be happier, freer, and more expansive than you thought you might be, getting what you “thought” you wanted.
I am seeing how people who have done the work are not experiencing these intensities in quite the same way. For them, while they may have some major shifts and shaking going on, it’s creating amazingly beautiful new opportunities and excitement because they are ready to say yes with every fiber of their being. No fight in them. Uh uh.
As with any Full Moon, we always have dual roles of polarity to work with, which means there is a second director running the show by the name of Taurus. And the gifts Taurus brings in partner with Scorpio are in helping us to balance self value with perceived value from others or projected onto things outside of ourselves. So we’re asked to focus on our spiritual vs. materialistic values, work with both the subconscious and conscious, moving in and out of “mine” and “yours” differentiating, and how to transform things into new forms…so breaking down and deconstructing old ones so we can rebuild from the core up and out.
We can’t neglect either energy, but we will be asked to both delve into the meaningful complexities of abstract things, while also finding peace and joy in the simplistic, tangible stuff. In reality, as we look at things deeper, we realize their fundamental simplicity and that by breaking things down, we can get to the really core things of value that are lasting.
So if you feel that things have been building, well, in fact they have. And if your volcano hasn’t erupted either in joyous celebration or intense challenge, you may find that this could come about, but your perspective and conscious choice will make the difference.
Making authentic, emotional declarations from your heart is important. And as you speak this truth you’ll soon come to see what that means for you and how life will evolve in support of it. We’ve been collecting things long enough. It’s time to share and be ready to responsibly accept your role you’ve been dreaming of having.
Our wonderful Scorpio director is bringing to “light” some new ways to express ourselves so that we may “illuminate” the stage of life we have so beautifully chosen to experience and share. Remember however, it isn’t a dress rehearsal, as this IS the show, so be mindful as to how you want to exercise your choices so that the performance given is consistent with the core of who you are soulfully, AND is in alignment with the values and spiritual beliefs that you have chosen as your experience in this life.
Things are in process of shifting and so the best you can do is to give your best in each moment. And even though things may not make sense yet and are still unfolding, from the old being repatterned as they are processing through you, just by being willing to show up on the stage of life with all of you, you will find yourself gifted in support from the Universe with a standing ovation for your courage and vulnerability to show up and “be” you.
As Astrologer Patricia Liles shares, “Practice letting your head bow to your heart and open to the lessons of loving what is.”
Tomorrow, 5/14, is also Wesak – a Holy day with inner significance – which in the East marks a celebration of Gautama Buddha’s birth, attainment of Buddhahood, and His departure from the outer physical body. It is a day of reunion, pilgrimage, and joyful expectancy, which is celebrated as a festival that focuses on good virtues of kindness and generosity to all living things. Sutras are chanted in unison by monks and there are candle light processions, as well as decorative celebrations of Buddhist monasteries with flowers, Buddhist flags, and lanterns.
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Love, blessings, and graceful flow to you.