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About Karen Johannsen

Karen Johannsen holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before entering the field of psychology where she was in private practice for over 25 years. She retired in 2014 to write her book and create the card deck called Full Moon Magic. Karen has been a student of the ageless wisdom teachings since 1985 and has studied astrology under Michael Robbins and Heidi Robbins. She has been holding full moon ceremonies in her home and at the Theosophical Society in Seattle since 2002. Visit her websites, The One Heart and My Gentle Musings.

Full Moon Meditation ~ Sagittarius: Expansion

By | 2017-12-07T03:53:19+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen, Meditation|

Sagittarius is an expansive sign. It wants to raise our consciousness to its highest levels. It wants to help us envision the highest that is within us, to see our world at its most elevated. This meditation with the fiery energy of Sagittarius can be used to dedicate ourselves to compassionate action.

Scorpio New Moon – The Warrior, Expansion, Death and Rebirth

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:16+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Astrology, New Moon|

This is the path of the evolved Warrior. The mantram for Scorpio is, “Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge triumphant.” We are asked to do battle with our lower selves, our ego, the unredeemed parts of ourselves that usually hang out in the underworld. Once these unfinished parts of ourselves are recognized, accepted and held in the cauldron of a loving heart, transformation occurs. And this is the Scorpio journey. We are tested, we have trials, but we emerge triumphant.

New Moon in Libra – 2017

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:20+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Astrology, Karen Johannsen, New Moon|

One of the major players in this Libra new moon is the planet Uranus. Uranus is exactly opposite the Sun/Moon conjunction. This configuration can inspire an evolutionary leap of consciousness in the area of our personal relationships. How this expansion may play out in your life only you can discern, but it helps to be aware of the possibility. Uranus represents the invitation to expand our minds beyond our conditioning and any preconceived ideas of what is possible.

Libra Full Moon – Relief in the Opposite

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:21+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Karen Johannsen, Meditation|

This month the Sun is in Libra and the moon is in its opposite sign, Aries. We label it as the opposite sign because at the moment of the full moon the sun and moon sit exactly opposite one another in the sky. Libra is the sign of relationship, beauty, harmony, peace and equilibrium. Aries is all about independence, the self, action and fire. This full moon, in particular can feed the fires of anger if we cannot monitor our emotions in a healthy way. The energies are volatile and possibly explosive and destructive.

Virgo New Moon – Presence and Mindfulness

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:21+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Astrology, Karen Johannsen|

New moons constitute an in-breath. It’s a time to pause and reflect on where we are and where we wish to be.  We set intentions, we ponder on what we wish to create, develop, make manifest.  We consider any guidance we may have received at the full moon and make plans to act on what needs to come forth. At the time of a new moon the moon and sun sit right next to each other in the sky and they are always in the same sign. 

Virgo Full Moon – The Influence of Pisces

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:21+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Karen Johannsen, Meditation|

Virgo is the sign of the Mother, matter, form and life. It is the energy of protection, nurturing and sustaining life. She is an earth sign and so tends to be concerned with physical reality, the real functions of life. She is practical and pragmatic in her perspective. Mercury is her exoteric ruler and brings in the quality of a critical thinking mind so she is mentally very studious. She can tend to be

Leo New Moon – The Great American Eclipse 2017

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:24+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Astrology, Karen Johannsen, New Moon|

Eclipses are known as evolutionary gateways, giving us the opportunity to grow up in new ways, to wipe clean the slate of old patterns, and to emerge somewhere different than when we entered. They also signify that something has completed itself, something is ending to make way for the new. To take advantage of these powerful energies we need to examine what changes may be needed in our lives. We are dealing with an aspect, Sun trine Uranus, which will offer us the support that we need to adjust to the changes that may occur in our lives or on our planet. Even though this is a harmonious aspect, with Uranus in the picture we must be prepared for the unexpected, the explosive, the unpredictable change.

Leo – Aquarius Full Moon 2017

By | 2017-11-27T01:41:27+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen|

This Leo/Aquarius full moon is inviting us to show up as our most radiant selves. With the Sun ruling Leo, we are given the opportunity to breath into and receive the warmth and healing powers of this sign. What gifts does Leo bring? The power of strong leadership. The self-discipline required to stand strong in our own sovereignty and the ability to look deeply within to find the Light that is always there.

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