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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.

The Full Moon in Cancer 2018 ~ Responsibility and Choices

By | 2018-06-26T19:22:41+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen, Meditation|

The planet Saturn is next to the moon this month during the Cancer full moon strengthening its impact. Saturn and Capricorn ask us to take responsibility for our choices and our lives. Because we are dealing with a Cancer sun we can be emotionally vulnerable. As a water sign Cancer has a sensitive emotional nature and this full moon is asking her to take responsibility for her emotions. She needs to step away from any reactivity and direct her energy inward where she can reflect and get some distance from the drama that may be playing out in her life. She can ground herself in the earth energy of Capricorn. Once centered within herself she will feel safer to open her heart and be vulnerable with others.

The Gemini Full Moon – Shadow, Dreams, and Our Inner Voice

By | 2018-05-21T03:14:34+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen|

Welcome friends to the full moon, that we are celebrating in the sign of Gemini.  The moon is in a grand trine with Chiron and the North Node. This placement invites us to trust our inner voice and not be silent. We are asked to share our wisdom and truth with honesty, love and authenticity. The planet Jupiter is retrograde in the sign of Scorpio which means we might be facing some challenges from our inner demons, sometimes called our shadow.

Finding Sanctuary in the Subtle World

By | 2018-04-17T01:35:19+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Karen Johannsen, Nature and Animal Messengers|

I began to find sanctuary in the subtle world when II began using flower essences and reading about the deva kingdom. I was introduced to the concept of co-creating with nature. That nature is a living intelligence and that we are hardwired to work in cooperation with these living beings. That they hold the blueprint for our evolution and they desire to work with us to assist us in our own processes of expansion. This was a completely new idea to me.

Full Moon Meditation – Pisces

By | 2018-02-18T22:25:39+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen, Meditation|

This month we celebrate the sun in the sign of Pisces and the moon in its opposite sign of Virgo. There are 5 planets in Pisces at the time of this full moon so we are flooded with this dreamy, mystical energy. Pisces is a water sign so we know that our emotional bodies will be highly sensitive this month. One of the most significant aspects of this full moon has to do with the planets Neptune and Saturn. Virgo is in opposition to Neptune and is trine to Saturn. What this asks of us is to access our unlimited imagination (Jupiter) and create the structure, (Saturn) to bring it into manifestation. Some good descriptive words for Pisces are: the dreamer, the mystic, the idealist, the martyr, the victim, the lost soul. At its highest expression Pisces can be a visionary, seeing the oneness in all things, and dreaming of how she can serve. But the lower octave of this energy can give her all in an attempt to save the world and thus martyr herself or begin to feel victimized by her sacrifices.

Full Moon Meditation – Paving the Way to a New Future

By | 2018-02-08T23:55:10+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen, Meditation|

The mantram for Aquarius is “Water of life am I, poured forth for thirsty humanity.” Last month we climbed the mountain of Capricorn. We metaphorically let the energy of our spiritual aspiration carry us to the mountaintop where we were bathed in the light of transformation. Now, in Aquarius we are asked to descend from the mountain and pour forth the waters of light and life into the world, to share our gifts, to distribute and radiate our light.

Full Moon in Capricorn

By | 2018-01-14T14:12:56+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen|

The Sun is in Capricorn and the Moon is in Cancer. These two signs have a lot to offer one another. When they are blended and expressed at their highest levels they demonstrate the marriage of the Divine Masculine and Feminine energies, sometimes called the “marriage in the heavens.” Capricorn represents the Father principle and Cancer the Mother principle. This marriage must eventually take place within all of us. This particular full moon has some positive aspects that might help us maintain a more balanced emotional life, but change is in the air, dear ones. Uranus is active again with its energy of reformation.

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.

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