Friday, November 17, 2017

Success' secret

Just a beginning
In just a few hours (6:42am EST) the moon will enter a new lunation and yet again we will have all the opportunities in the world. The next 28.5 days present themselves to us like a gift from on high. What we do with those precious moments are completely up to us.

Just a sign
The next lunar cycle will be in the sign of Scorpio. This sign so often trivialized to heightened sexuality and strong passions has other great things to offer. Namely embracing the subtleties of life (something I am truly working to master), completing severance that is necessary to move forward, and journeying homeward to find a better understanding of self. By far the greatest thing Scorpio offers us is the opportunity to go deeper into the powers of Pluto, it's ruling planet.

Just a planet
Pluto's greatest offering to us is the ability to overcome almost anything. Be it death, disappointment, feeling cheated, or a downward spiral Pluto always presents the next new beginning. Although there are other signs that represent newness, none quite in the way Pluto does. Simply stated anything that occurs in your life can be reset. All we must do is know and properly utilize the energy Pluto holds. If you've had a threshold that has been alluding you think about making a step over it during this lunar cycle. Obstacles are made to be overcome.

Just a lens
My focus this lunar cycle is to have more personal recognition and awareness of the successes that surround me. Mine and other folk. During this lunar cycle I am practicing my Half Full lens in as many situations as I can. Pluto tells me that although things must die, they are only setting the stage for other things to come through next. For me it's really basic, in order for more to be available I must at this moment have nothing but gratitude for where I am.

Just my wants
The ball is totally in our courts. I say to you, be intentional and make magic for you and others around you this Scorpio cycle. Yes, we will be near family and friends this holiday season, but that's okay because as long as we have focus about what's important to us then what others say or do should not sway us or lead us astray. Take time in the next two days to really think about what it is you want from the Scorpio lunar cycle. Write it down, say it out loud to yourself, and even feel free to discuss it wth others. Below is one lens to use, feel free to create other lens for yourself this cycle.

Scorpio Lunar Cycle Concept -
Success and Wisdom


Fulfillment is a Journey

Accept rewards with Confidence

Take time to be Happy

Gratitude begets Blessings

Scorpio Lunar Cycle Herbs/Essences


Elderflower - Water Element - Protection

Myrrh - Fire Element - Success

Sandalwood - Water Element - Spirituality

Scorpio Lunar Cycle Affirmation

I am committed to embracing all wisdom that has come through, to and for me,

Knowing that with gratitude and grace my successes will only be the beginning of my ascension this cycle,

I ask my guides to place on my soul the blueprint of acceptance for all that is.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fulfilling fullness

Full not fool
This morning at approximately 1:22am we entered this Full Moon in Taurus. I'm not sure for you, but for me these last 24 hours have been intense and building minute by minute. Now that the moon has reached fullness I know I am exhaling much easier. Full moon time is a good check in time during the lunar cycle. A time of reflection, it is essential we disregard colloquial knowledge about the full moon and rather pull on this strong energy to see where we are, what we have accomplished and what we have yet to do. Three evenings in the sky the moon shows as full but the truth is what we don't see is so much more. Mark this full moon and you will be blueprinting the rest of your lunar cycle.

Venus not Taurus
This November's full moon is in Taurus (the opposite sign of the Libra lunar cycle we are within) and yes you probably think you know the earth based, strong willed, and forceful characteristics that may abound, but I say look beneath that understanding. Taurus, is only that which the planet Venus allows it to be. Venus (Taurus' ruling planet) is not only associated with beauty and love, but this sign is the domain of creativity, bounty, and manifesting ideas into reality. As usual what is best for us lies just beneath what is shiny.

Truth not fiction
I am charging myself to put just one foot in front of the other this full moon. I will be honest about fear, insecurity, and doubt, but only in order to release them. I will no longer entertain thoughts and internal dramas before I even take the next step. Meanwhile as I take each step I will be hopeful and grateful. A small and large task all at one time. I believe I am up to this. Here goes everything!

Do and do
Mark your full moon. Below is just a few ways to utilize this energy, but the most important way to gain from the full moon is decide what you want to do and then do it. There is no one prescription for power, just authenticity and being present. To us all I wish great things in the near and far future. Oh and for those of us where there is Day Light Savings Time, an extra hour of sleep this evening.

Full Moon in Taurus Totem - Beaver
Meaning - The Builder

Know I am the Builder

Take each step with power

Great things arise when I work with others

Candle Power

At the Full Moon there is an awesome amount of power available an a way to cement that power and your works is by burning candles.  Find green candles that are safe and burn them as long and as much as you like. Fire is a tool of creation and stands in the direction of the South.  Ignite your soul towards its power this Full Moon,







Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The dead that never dies

Time of the Dead
Yesterday, October 31st, through tomorrow, November 2nd, is a period known as Dia De Muertos or Day of the Dead. These few days are a chance each year for veneration of ancestors. In other words a celebration of our dead. 

Observe the Dead
A holiday with origins in Mexico's Aztec Empire, Dia de Muertos is now celebrated internationally. This time of year brings the opportunity to reflect, uplift, remember, and behold the lives and legacies of our ancestors.  Whether young or old all of our ancestors have lessons and subsequent spiritual power for us. Take time to honor them and you will find blessings bestowed upon you in return.

Listen to the Dead
My personal Day of the Dead has already begun. I have purchased a marigold plant in honor of my maternal grandmother and I am offering flowers and incense to all of my ancestors. Later this evening I will sit in mediation and hear the lessons they have for me this year. Although I do my best to walk and talk to my ancestors on a regular basis I am always most excited about this time of the year. For me it is the nudge I need to recognize that my dead never really do die. 

Remember the Dead
Below are suggestions of ways to remember your loved ones from now til November 2nd and beyond. We don't need this day to know that our ancestors walk with us and live in our daily lives, but making the effort yields so much goodness and light in our lives. Do not be convinced ancestor veneration is a part of darkness it is not. Saying to the world my people came to this world and they matter is about as light filled as it can be. Don't just reclaim our time in days like these but RECLAIM OURSELVESAnd for those out there with recent ancestors or even those that may be close to the veil of life and death, decide for yourself if celebrating is right for you. Only you will know if marking this day will bring you solace.

Ideas to Connect to Ancestors


Make an Altar/Ofrenda 

Cook Ancestral/Traditional Foods

Visit Ancestral Graves

Look at Photographs

Talk with Others about Ancestors

Use Objects/Wear Clothing 

Write Letters to Ancestors