The Full Moon in Aries 2019

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Nothing phenomenal ever came of simply standing still.

And don’t you want to be phenomenal?

The full moon occurs in Aries at a peak moment in Libra season, inviting you to proclaim “I Am”, and to find creative ways to release these truths out into the world. And we have no choice but to connect to our truths, the good and the bad. Some of our truths are in fact just lies that we’ve allowed to masquerade as our truths for far too long. For one, it’s easy to tell someone, or even yourself, “I’m happy”, when you know that you’re not. And maybe it’s not that you’re unhappy, but perhaps just unsatisfied with some area of life. A relationship. Your work. The health routine you’re bored of or can’t simply seem to hold onto. A bad habit you can’t break (sometimes also a relationship). That fight you had with a spouse, parent, or sibling. This full moon day (and the couple days following) can be an energetic window of opportunity. A time to say, “I am ready to take responsibility for my own personal growth, and to change.”

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The Full Moon in Pisces 2019

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Are there revelations at hand you need to face in order to move forward?

A strong moment comes for us all in the wee hours of September 14th when there’s a full moon in Pisces. The full moon is a time when the sun and moon oppose, which gives us the chance to release what isn’t serving our personal evolution. The moon will glow brightest with Neptune, the planet of spirituality, right beside it. This amplifies your intuition and sense of magic, giving you a chance to see beyond the mundane and into your soul’s goals. But this could also highlight some circumstances in a way that shows you people or situations that don’t truly support or respect you for your true self.

The best thing to do at this time is to pause a moment and reflect. Take stock of where you’re at on your path. Do you need to make any life adjustments to help better focus you toward your greater goals? Are there revelations at hand you need to face in order to move forward? Maybe something, or someone, isn’t working out and you’re finally able to see that more clearly now. The question is, are you able to release them, knowing that it’s for the ultimate good of your life? Can you have hope that there’s a new, different, and better version of your life that doesn’t include something that, up til now, has been a defining piece of you?

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A Gemini Season New Moon, 2019

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Try to make decisions more from a place of presence and intuition

The Gemini New Moon occurs on Monday, June 3rd and sets the stage for an exciting June. The new moon invites you to take a closer look at the inner conversations you’re having with yourself. Consider how you may be allowing habitual thought patters to take hold of you, to the point where you can’t separate them from your true inner voice. It can become so easy to start identifying with the constant words in your head – the ones that tell you what to do, where to go, and how you should word things in order to achieve a desired outcome from another. But take this time to hit pause and actually listen to the thoughts and beliefs you’ve been identifying with as of late. You may just find that your mind has been running an age’s old tape, one that was put together from a place of insecurity, fear, or lack of belief. And, now that outdated voice is calling the shots and making decisions on behalf of your future.

Now’s the time to use your mind for good. Do your best to become hyper aware of that voice in your head and pay close attention to its messages. Erase the ones that no longer serve your well-being and replace them with words of encouragement. Try to make decisions more from a place of presence and intuition. Ask yourself, does this choice feel good for me? Then, act from there.

Turn toward those who inspire you and support your goals. They may be teachers for you in how to rewire your thought patterns. And connect with those who show up for you during this process. If you’re living from a place of more presence, you make room to notice those around you more, as well as attract new or returning folks also living from that place. That’s the energy you want to be surrounded by right now. The people who have sucked your energy and optimism no longer have a place in your life.

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During this new moon, set some new, mental intentions for yourself.

Examples are:

As you lay in bed to go to sleep at night, remember three moments from your day that fill you with gratitude.

Get a daily morning mantra (mine’s “Today is going to an amazing day!”)

Try some mirror affirmations before you finish getting ready in the morning.  Choose an empowering, self-affirming statement to repeat 5-10 times to yourself in the mirror before setting off on your day.

This new moon is really setting the stage for the rest of Gemini season and the transition we’ll be making in the second half of June when we swing into Cancer season. But this June kicks off with Gemini season, and it certainly did not come to play. When the sun’s moving through Gemini, it’s time to place communication and connection at the forefront. With others, for sure, but even more importantly with yourself. Specifically, this month wants you to pay attention to the relationship between your heart and head. How is what you’re feeling helping to guide your decisions? Are you giving more power to analysis than you are to instinct? And how are your choices affecting the bigger picture of where you want to head with the rest of this year, and with your life? Though Gemini is ruled by the mind and likes to get things done, it will be important to give weight to your heart’s desires. That is if you want to actualize the great opportunity for growth and transformation we all have available to us this year.

As we kick off this month, a bunch of planets are having loud, productive conversations with each other. Mercury and Jupiter are in a big old chat with Neptune, which asks you to turn toward stillness and silence when your mind tries to get the best of you. You must head toward making choices for your life that feel good for your well-being, and not toward what is simply sensible. This may involve some big risks, so you have to be clear in order for your gut to have a voice at the table. If you find yourself existing solely in your head, take what I call a “silence time out.” Close your eyes. Breathe and count slowly to ten. And then, just allow the leftover silence to float into your head, even if just for a moment, so you can be reminded that the words in there don’t rule you. In fact, you rule them. So, choose to fill your head with affirmations of personal growth, self-love, and acceptance. That’s how the mind can be a tool instead of your leader.

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We are all being called to level up in some way and to take more responsibility for our dreams and goals in 2019

If allowed, thoughts will just talk your fears and doubts and decisions into circles without achieving any results or insights. Most of the time, our thoughts are fueled by doubt or worry. And neither should have a voice when making important life decisions. If you need some more help detaching from those thoughts, go and get some ‘out in the world’ experience and let outer connection fuel your current round of self-inquiry. Get yourself into nature and let it guide you back toward inner harmony. You may also talk to someone trusted about what’s going on so that you can get a new perspective on your situation. Or, just simply turn away from asking your “self” and ask spirit for some guidance. Then, get quiet and keep your eyes wide open to the symbols and signs being shown your way. And really trust them when they show up!

Neptune, the planet that rules all things spirit, is also actively chatting it up with Venus, Saturn, and Pluto at the start of the month, informing more of the greater transformation at hand for this year. In some way, we are all being called to level up in some way and to take more responsibility for our dreams and goals in 2019. As mentioned earlier, consider and perhaps be inspired by those who show up for you around the new moon and the week following. Let your interactions show you whose energy doesn’t mix well with yours and do what you can to create some distance there. There will be others who feel like kin and will remind you that you aren’t alone in the struggle. Those are the ones to partner with in June. Know that a lot of us are out there, deep in the trenches of self-discovery and personal growth with you, so it’s okay to ask for an empathetic hand when you need one. And, they may even have some wisdom, a clue, or a job to share with you.

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Let your intuitive self be the ruler of the roost this month

Though June does want you to focus your energy inward more, you can’t help but to collaborate and explore when needed. Again, trust your gut instincts when it comes to the people you encounter and the places you go. I can’t stress enough how important it is right now to let your intuitive self be the ruler of the roost this month. It will be easy to let your mind be the guide. It’s what we have all grown to trust and know, and Gemini thrives in it. But you have to learn to use it for good. And your highest self does not exist in a bubble near your brain. It’s sourced from spirit. Others may think you’re nuts when you’re guided by your inner light because some of your moves just won’t make sense to them. But, trust within yourself is all you truly need. And if you don’t trust a move, by the way, then don’t make it. No one is saying you must change now. Transformation can be slow. Evolution didn’t happen in one night. But you can make some forward motion this month if you challenge yourself to lean optimistically toward your dreams.

In all, don’t be afraid to let the world see the authentic you this month. No one is perfect or has it all figured out. And we all need the help of others to get by. But remember, it starts with the help we give ourselves. Do what you can to use that little voice in your head to send words of loving kindness your way. Look directly into your eyes each and every day and say, “I love you. I got you.” It all starts there.

The Taurus New Moon and Loving Your Whole Self

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It’s a time for all of us to consider what we want

to see grow in the garden of our lives

The Taurus new moon occurs today and it’s the centerpiece to this current Taurus season. It’s also a springboard for all of the important opportunities for personal growth that are available this month. But what lessons does it exactly have to teach you? A new moon is a time of beginnings, and Taurus is all about sowing those seeds and bringing things into tangible fruition. It’s a time for all of us to consider what we want to see grow in the garden of our lives. Start by asking yourself, what do I value right now? What contributes to my self-worth and my sense of purpose? In general, everyone is concerned with achieving some activation or motivation around their higher calling. What am I here to do? This new moon, and the remaining month, can offer some clues.

Consider your relationship with your intuitive self? How well are you cultivating your connection to spirit? I know, spirit can seem like a vague and even annoying word. But that’s because we can’t define it as one thing. But the goal here is to define it for yourself. It’s personal. Sometimes, we all push so hard to create lives that ultimately keep us from the quiet space where we have to face our inner fears and demons. But if you can utilize this month to build that relationship with your inner voice, then it will challenge you to push outside of your comfort zone so you can move more toward your ambitions and goals. Now is not the time to contemplate playing it safe. You may not have all the answers, or even get them by month’s end. But if you can allow yourself to get inspired in your thinking and confident in your approach, you will see the results begin to spring forth.

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There is only one of you,

and you’re the most precious resource that you have to share

This new moon and the rest of May following offers moments of revelation. They may come harshly or were born out of someone’s harsh words, but they now have the chance to translate into action. You may allow yourself to backtrack on a project or relationship and clean up some of the mess (that you probably made yourself). Or you may be going over outdated mental or emotional belief patterns in ways that allow you to see, once and for all, how they are manifesting negatively in your life. You can change your ways, even the most stubborn of you. But you must be willing to see yourself clearly and with honesty. When it comes to this process, treat yourself with some tough love but leave out the nasty words. You gain nothing by picking on yourself so if that’s been your old habit, reverse it now.

This month is also going to lead us into more communication and partnership, whether we like it or not. If you have problems standing up for yourself, start to wade into these waters by reaching out to those you trust and feel comfortable opening up to. You want to get cozy speaking your mind or else someone could come along and put some words in your mouth for you. You at least want to be able to walk through the doors of conversation and connection so they don’t catch you off guard when they become a necessity in some area of your life, whether, it be at home, in relationships, or with your work life. Power struggles can be at play so don’t become overwhelmed by unleashing them on yourself. If you’re unprepared, the ego always wins and it’s usually not cute. Avoid the pitfalls that come with the fear of speaking up for your ideas and beliefs. Some could easily just fall into isolation, and there’s too much energy out there for advancement through communication to let it slide.

First and foremost, be gentle with yourself. There is only one of you, and you’re the most precious resource that you have to share. And we out here in the world want your gifts. You need to believe in them. Grow them. And tell us all about them.

Venus Retrograde 2018

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Venus begins its retrograde phase in Scorpio today and then pushes back into Libra at the start of November. The entire process will take us until November 16th, at which point we’ll have to retrace its steps again. Plenty of opportunity to integrate the lessons.

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Venus rules our relationships, to each other, to money, art, and beauty, to love, and to our own sense of self-worth. So, when it’s in Scorpio, we become a bit all or nothing with what we want, who we want, and how we want he/she/they/it to be. We can intensify conversations and situations, at times for no reason, just to get our point across and take up space. It can become a war between the masculine and feminine, so apparent in this current political landscape. We must be careful not to wage war within ourselves but instead to use this energy to fight and accomplish something good for the collective.

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This retrograde time asks us to make sure that we’re self-respecting ourselves enough to not take any bullshit from outside sources. At times, we can’t help it. We’re under the thumb of an unaware somebody (boss, government, partner) and their issues. But we do choose how we respond. We choose how we let it affect our hearts. And we cannot allow another person’s insecurities in to mingle with our own well-being.

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With Scorpio and then Libra affecting, continue to align yourself with people who share your vision for the world. Those who share your values. Whose example you take. Think about those who light you up. Who when you’re together, you can go all the win in with. Consider the company you keep to be reflections of you. If you keep company with petty minds, what does that say about you? We can’t always be “love and light”. It’s not realistic. But we can still do our best to bring our best to the table. Ultimately, this retrograde time wants to challenge you to take greater responsibility for your relationships, for your integrity, and for your future.

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Sending you all love and vibes!

Sagittarius Full Moon 2018

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It’s a full moon in Sagittarius

Time to take action on the personal truths you’ve begun to understand about yourself. Find ways to enact them into your daily lives.

Stand up for what you know is right.

Do something that feels geared toward your purpose.

But first, be honest with yourself about what ignites your passion. They’re definitely connected, if not the same thing.

Trust your path. You’re being guided. Feel into the options. The one that feels good is the best choice.

The people you keep bumping into along the way are there to help steer you. Pay attention to their wisdom. It comes in many forms. Just make sure that you’re being respected. And also being respectful of others. We can all get a little shady now and then.

Listen to some music that reminds you of your core self. It’s a wonderful ally in keeping us connected. I listened to Alanis’s THANK U this past week and got all of my life.

Be willing to course correct, even if it’s gonna cause a little damage. It’s better to shift before you get too far in and can’t wade yourself out.

And be ready to talk. People will want to see you. Know what’s going on. Have a ki.

Get into it.

It’s Gemini season, henny.