Sunday, July 26, 2015


Get out your Sun Salutes, for Summer is at a peak in August. I am a bit of a Sun worshipper myself and just love being outdoors with the Sun shining in my eyes. I try to get my daily dose of Vitamin D, eat plenty of leafy greens and organic fruits and vegetables to consume the light of the sun that is contained within this manna from the heavens. I practice daily gratitude for the sun that rises and falls without my doing a thing to make that happen. I surrender fully to the wisdom of the universe and try to bring my consciousness to my actions. Surely the best possible form of gratitude is to have fun and to create just for the sake of creation. Find ways to have fun through creating:

  • Get your heart rate up by dancing or playing a game.
  • Do 108 sun salutes just for the fun of it.
  • Try a new recipe and create an edible masterpiece.
  • Sing at the top of your lungs.
  • Do something out of the ordinary.
  • Make a stranger smile.
Here is some astrological wisdom for the next couple of weeks for you: 

What a year of expansion it has been. The struggle that it has taken to see what has been hidden and to reveal our true selves and to BE SEEN. Leo is ruled by the Sun and takes center stage. Each of us is the Sun of our own Universe, playing our part as the star of our own movie. What has been revealed to you this year, about your nature? Jupiter, the planet of expansion and the guru has been expanding the sign of Leo, and we complete this journey on August 11, when Jupiter moves into the modest and health conscious sign of Virgo. This move will bring our self-care actions to the fore. Many of us will eliminate what we have found is simply excessive, yet we have the first week of August to get a last taste of indulgence. Enjoy. Celebrate what you have learned. Dance. Party. Play. Leo rules the heart, so get your heart rate up with some cardiovascular activities. Salute the Sun, and shine on.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Horizons!

 The adventure of life comes with much excitement. Today marks an astonishing moment in planetary history. We get our very first view of the far off planet Pluto. It happens to coincide with the new moon in the emotional, moody and maternal sign of Cancer (exact at 625pm Pacific July 15th). Not only is the external world experiencing its first glimpse of a new planet, but it is reminding me of the New Horizons that I may have first launched in 2006 and the images I am personally logging today.
Dramatic Day at Corral Canyon

 As I re-examine myself today and apply what I have learned over this advanced testing period of the last 9 years, I can honestly say there were a few times I didn't think I would make it. On some level I hit bottom and I did give up. Time and again I find myself going through a cycle of death and rebirth. Just when I am positive that this is the end, I find myself at the summit with a new perspective and a new longing for the next chapter. Something within me wants to be alive! I can once again feel that motor from within. It's alive again, revving and  reigniting my passions.

I'm not completely certain, but I may be describing the force of the planet Pluto. Pluto is a transformational planetary energy. It represents alchemy and plumbing the depths to eliminate what is no longer useful. New Horizons is the Pluto mission that was launched in 2006. It makes me think back to that time. What was I doing when I launched my 2006 mission? When I look back, I can remember relationships that were formed, partnerships and risks that I was taking. Seeds I was planting. The mountain that I was viewing from the very bottom. So majestic and glorious, if perhaps daunting and maybe even my detachment from it. All that I didn't know, somehow allowing me the strength to begin the journey. The innocence guiding me, more than the certainty. 

Today I can look at this same mountain from the top. View the New Horizon. Take a breath. Sigh it out. See the pictures and images I have stored in my mind. Understanding what I have been through, perhaps a little bit more. With this understanding comes a need to reinvent. To shift and discard. To detach and release that which no longer serves. Shadowing the lessons that I may be getting from my reflection in planet Pluto. I don't know about you, but what I am noticing most from the image of Pluto is that big heart.
New Horizons: Pluto 2015