My daughter calls and immediately lets me know she’s feeling overwhelmed. I hear her out, acknowledging she’s got a lot on her plate. I ask, “Can you handle this moment?”“Yes. Of course,” she says, and immediately I hear the difference in her voice. As she keeps focusing on this moment, and then the next, her emotions settle, her mind stops churning and she feels better, realizing how capable she is – right here, right now. She can do this moment.
Our culture sees Owl as a symbol of wisdom and insight. Owl carries this medicine on silent wings and guides us through the darkest night. Owl teaches us that we are not flying blind, but are guided by our intuition. Owl teaches us to trust our inner knowing and our deepest Self. Owl Spirit Medicine reminds us to go within, to trust the ancient wisdom that lives within and through each one of us.
Approach each day and the relationships carried by it with an awareness that a chemical reaction is waiting to take place. Are you willing to be transformed?
The beginning of each new calendar year is aligned with the sign of Capricorn. It is during this time when millions of people set resolutions to which they are fully committed…at least for a while. However, relatively few of us actually achieve what we set out to do.
Chinaka Hodge reads her passionate and articulate poem about women in 2016. She reveals our disappointments, denigrations, and loss, yet opens us to the possibility of a lighted future.
As the ruler of Scorpio, this is an ideal time to introduce the planet Pluto. Since I began my study of Astrology I have heard a great deal about this planet, including warnings about its power from well-meaning Astrologers. “His energy is not to be ignored”, and he “is truly a force that commands respect”, are phrases that I have come to understand and appreciate. Recently, I attended a conference where discussions of Pluto factored large, mainly as a result of upcoming transits relative to the Chart of the USA, amplified as a result of events surrounding the recent election and its results. I believe those of us in the Astrological community will continue to observe the effects of this powerful energy and discuss the implications for many years to come.
I find myself struggling to find a path to love, optimism, and light after the results of a dark, divisive, and painful US election process. Post-election social and news media sources continue to feed messages of separation, fear, and disharmony. We are being sold an illusion of a dissolving political system. Yes, we are divided and struggling with significant differences. But, there is a deeper reality, one that will unite us and begin to heal the wounds on both sides. This reality is one where we are all a part of a glorious whole. We have just lost...
We are all a part of a glorious whole that has lost its sense of interconnectedness. Beyond the political rhetoric lies a loving place of heart and compassion, one of unity. It is only from that place that we can begin to bridge the divide and find a way to the bright future that awaits us. The underlying cause of our deep divide is the foundational truth that we are all afraid. We must remember that the frightened right is not our enemy and they are as afraid as we are. We are all struggling to find steady footing in a dramatically changing social, economic, and environmental landscape as we emerge into a new consciousness. When we recognize that fear (the opposite of love) is the true energy of the divide, we can begin to bridge our differences with energy of loving connection (opposite of fear).