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Contemplating Harmony and Conflict

A Lunar Month Forecast: Full Moon in Libra, 2022


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Cool Astrological Facts:


Believe it or not, Astrology and archetypes are woven into the fabric of our language and culture. They are often hidden in plain sight and can help us better understand our cultural heritage and the evolution of our philosophies through time. Here are some great examples of words and phrases associated with astrology that have certainly influenced our lives:


  1. The word “disaster” comes from two latin words meaning “to go against the stars”: “dis” and “aster.” This phrase at one point, literally meant to deliberately ignore the messages from the stars and thus run into trouble.

  2. The word “consider” comes from two latin words meaning “to be with the stars”: “con” and “sidre.” This word used to mean to contemplate the movements of the stars and therefore to feel in alignment with one’s path.

  3. The word “planet” comes from the Greek word for “wanderer.” Ancient Greeks used to use the word “planet” to describe the “stars” in the sky that weren’t fixed but instead “wandered.” Also, the word “planet” is related to the word “plan.” Interesting, huh?

  4. The ancient Vedic Astrologers referred to the planets as “grahas” or “grabbers,” referring to the planets' significant influence on our lives on earth. We can be “grabbed” the energy of those planets.


At this time, I offer two types of readings. There will be more to come as the year progresses.

Birth Chart

90-Minutes, $150

This reading is suitable for folks at any stage of life - all ages and astrology experience are welcome. We will focus on an in-depth look at your natal chart, including your innate strengths and challenges according to the planets. Whether you are in need of direction or are simply curious, your reading will be an enlightening and healing experience that will ultimately connect you with the magnificent spark that lies within your soul. That light is your birthright which, too often, becomes dulled or shrouded by life’s challenges. A personalized reading can help you to realign with that spark and embody the full brightness of your soul’s potential. Our greatest navigation tools are the stars and planets above. I look forward to being your guide.




Personal Year

90-Minutes, $200

Do you want to know what to expect in the next 12 months and how to harness the life cycle you are in and the astrological energies unique to you? Do you feel lost, stuck or overwhelmed? I’ve been through times like this and the one thing that truly helped me was understanding my soul blueprint through my astrology chart. Astrology readings can help you to tune into your soul as well as understand the wider reasons why you are going through, or have been through difficult times. We can accurately identify key life passages and transitions as well as look to the future for more auspicious and beneficial passages and transits. We can then plan our activities and harness the natural energy for maximum success. We will look at the placement of your progressed planets as well as the key transits at play for the next 1-2 years - in other words how the positions of the planets now are activating your birth chart. You can ask specific questions such as "when should I launch my program/business or what are the main themes for me in the next 12 months?"



I also offer gift certificates as these make fantastic birthday and holiday gifts for those you love. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate, please contact me.






What clients have said about their experience:

“Katrina is masterful. Being in her presence feels like sitting with someone who embodies lifetimes of deep self cultivation work. I’ve worked with astrologers for over a decade. Katrina is quite a translator. Reading stars and planets is a fine art and I find the level of subtlety she has reached to be very important in tuning in the energies. As a lifelong yogi and artist, Katrina is to me an incredibly refined ally to help my inner work and turn it into the artful life I’m meant to bring forth. I’m eager to keep working with her knowledge, as tool for awareness.”


Audrey D.


“Katrina is a Medicine Woman. Her wisdom holds the gift of healing and the desire to restore balance. She is heart-centered and works for the greater good. Her passion for serving others is evident in her depth of knowledge, how well prepared she is and how tender she delivers her message. Katrina is a gift to us all and needed now more than ever”


Lynne Q.


“I was most impressed with the level of knowledge, insight and foresight as well as Katrina’s mastery of the subject matter, in her readings. I found the information very valuable to know my past, current and future tendencies as well as my abilities pertaining to my overall lifework. It was a great “reset” for me per considering my life decisions and thought process for helping me navigate life. Both readings were an outstanding experience and an eye-opener for me, offering a level of great comfort and healing. My experiences were so incredibly positive that I’ve recommended her sessions to family and friends. I look forward to working with Katrina again in future, to sample the many healing modalities she offers.”


Christina N.


“I began my astrological reading with Katrina with these questions in mind: Does it matter where and when I came into the planet? Do I choose my destiny or do things align? Or both? And is there something, some helpful nugget of truth or guidance, in this process for me?

If you like to explore all kinds of possibilities concerning the unfolding of your life, an astrological reading with Katrina will give you plenty to think about. She was insightful, caring, smart, and able to explain a bit about how astrology works as we went along (since I was a novice).

She will affirm that your pathway is unique and important. I did not experience my reading so much as "fortune telling" but more as information for me to understand the possibilities of alignment (or not) in my path. If you are curious about the ebb and flow of patterns, energy, and growth points in your life, a reading with Katrina will be explanatory, validating, and maybe even inspiring!”


Suzanne Haas-Cunningham, PhD.


“Katrina's astrological reading mimicked exactly what is going on in my life

and helped me put together a future strategy. I am currently retiring

my business and am looking at personal retirement. I started this action

last year and my reading indicated that is what I was doing and that

I would successfully transition into retirement. All with a functional

and successful plan. Her readings were and are very helpful with my business and life.”


Jerry T.





Full Moon in Libra, April 16th, 2022


How to Read this Report


In order to fully appreciate this reading, it is important that you are familiar with your rising or ascendant sign. This is different from your sun sign which is what you will normally look-up in the horoscope section of your favorite magazine. Your rising sign depends on your time of birth as it appears on your birth certificate and provides a much more nuanced and accurate account of your position in the cosmos. In order to find your rising sign please, visit this site. I have designed the reading in this fashion as I think this is the first doorway into realizing that astrology is so much larger than your daily horoscope. Knowing your rising sign opens up greater possibilities of archetypal exploration. In some schools of astrology, it is considered to be far more important than your sun sign. To me, it often indicates a very specific signature of the soul.


What if I don’t know my exact time of birth?


For various reasons, many people don’t have access to their birth certificates. If this is the case, please feel free to contact me. There are ways to figure out your rising sign but they require a seasoned astrologer and I’m happy to help you.


Now onto the fun stuff.


Libra Speaks


This Full Moon has a particularly Venusian quality as it is in the sign of Libra which is ruled by Venus. However, Pluto comes into the picture and squares Venus causing some upheaval, conflict and ultimately transformation. One one hand we may find ourselves extraordinarily passionate about someone or something and on the other we may find that intense emotions that are beyond our control, come bubbling up. Libra/Venus wants to compromise, desires harmony but Pluto desires power and realness. There are likely to be misunderstandings and miscommunications especially when one party is communicating through a lens of softness and one communicates through hard edges. Where do you fall? If you often find yourself succumbing, surrendering or running away from that which you feel intimidating, perhaps it’s time that you actually take a stand and say your piece. Are you hard-edged and opinionated? Do you think it’s vulnerable to share your true feelings? Perhaps it’s time to take off your armor and collapse. There will be no resolution unless both parties decide to go to the place that makes them feel a tad bit uncomfortable. This is a moment of growth, an opportunity for transformation. What does power mean to you? What does it mean to others? What do you tend to do when you feel powerless? And can we talk about secrets for a moment? It’s possible that some skeletons will come dancing out of you or your loved one’s closets during this full moon time. Sometimes the truth is ugly. Sometimes it takes us by surprise but despite any immediate discomfort, it will, of course, set you free. It is much better to live a life with nothing to hide than to spend so much energy covering up what lies beneath the surface. Give your wounds and shame some breathing room, allow them oxygen. That is the only way they will heal. Otherwise, if they are stuffed away, they will fester and infect you and everyone else around you. Be honest with yourself. Perhaps within the healing of that wound you will discover a power you scarcely knew you possessed. One way or another, this is a time that encourages you to weigh your options carefully. Can you find power in harmony and harmony in power? How do you balance these two very different energies? Perhaps they aren’t so different after all. Perhaps, there is a golden nugget of wisdom in their marriage.




The Collective:

The Theme: Contemplation


“Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.”

Lao Tzu


Alright, are y’all ready for some nerdy etymology? The word “contemplate” originally meant “to mark out a space for observation.” It has two parts “con” and “temple:” literally “to be with the temple”. Interestingly the word “temple” comes from a word that meant “to cut out.” It originally referred to a space that one would cut out of wood, stone or their immediate surroundings to make sacred. This month is a massive invitation for you to cut out a space and time for you to do nothing but sit within it and observe. This is such a simple thing and yet, when do we do this? We always have some type of device or substance in front of our face. We are masters of distraction. Truly, we have the distraction thing down. And to be fair, sometimes distraction is needed, healthy even. Sometimes, when the world is falling to pieces, we need to escape in order to survive. However, that is survival, not living. True living does not begin to happen until we start a process of intentional contemplation. Scary? Yes. Uncomfortable? Sometimes. And yet, when we cut out a space and time, when we shut off all distractions and simply sit in the dreaded silence, something remarkable always happens. We make room for the sacred, for inspiration, for the connection that we are actually hungry for. And yes, sometimes before that happens, a wave of thoughts and overwhelming feelings that have been kept at bay comes rushing in. But it’s not forever. It really is as brief as a wave crashing on the shore. Then behind that wave there is something extraordinary. What that is, is up to you to discover. Often, when we don’t take the time to stop and find our awareness again, we don’t see reality as it truly is. Sometimes it’s an idealized version or even a paranoid version. However, if you really slow down and watch closely, you will always find something unexpected and likely beautiful. When we think of contemplation, we often go to a rather heady space. And yet, the original definition of contemplation had nothing to do with thinking. It was simply to cut out a space in which to authentically experience life. This means living through the senses—noticing the colors, textures, smells and sensations around you. It means allowing a sense of wonder to slip into your experience. True contemplation is not serious or heady. It’s playful and inviting. But it won’t come in unless you cut out the space. So bring your tools and carve out a sacred area that you can make your own, sit within it and see what happens.





Aries Rising

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

Marcel Proust


This month presents you with a sentimental doorway to the stories of your past, Aries friends. This most likely pertains to a romantic partnership, business partnership or relationship that at one point seemed like near perfection. You may feel yourself desperately wishing to go back to the way “things were.” Now, however, some type of conflict between your professional life and love life is imminent. Do not fear. This conflict is not meant to harm you or those you are engaged with. This is ultimately here for your growth. It’s best to avoid judging your workmates or partner during this time. Make room inside your heart and mind for their contribution. A harmonious union is brought about when the one with perceived power in any given conflict is self-sacrificing, modest and willing to listen. Take a long hard look at the power dynamic. Are you sure it’s not you who has the “power?” Accepting this situation without fighting it or bemoaning your fate requires self-discipline and maturity. So take a deep breath, dig deep and remember happier moments. Remember why you entered into this profession or this relationship in the first place. Of course, know that through our nostalgia, our memories sometimes take on an almost illusory and mythical form. Things weren’t necessarily better before, they were different. Allow yourself to come back to the now. Face the music and you will find peace and harmony even within the current conflict. Sometimes conflict is necessary in order to travel deeper into our pursuits and relationships with those we love. Conflict can create a deeper and more authentic peace. The emergence of joy and fulfillment is on the horizon and somehow this conflict is necessary to arrive there.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate whether my perception of the past is correct.


I treasure memories and build new stories.


I rest into the softness of joy.







Taurus Rising

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."

— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


A time of endurance and hard work is upon you but what is your personal philosophy about this dynamic? Will you gain more power through knowledge and hard work? Is that the correct reason to pursue these things? What about the power of institutions, particularly religious, higher education or spiritual institutions? You may feel like you are in their grip this month, Taurus friends. You may want desperately to achieve some credibility or notoriety in the eyes of society but it’s just not quite time for that yet. This is a time for learning about endurance, tolerance and maintaining your composure in spite of delays. The time is not yet ripe for the change and release you are seeking. It may feel like waiting one moment longer will cause you to burst, but wait you must. Even though it may be hard to see at the current juncture, there is an inexplicable perfection to the timing of things. If what you seek and desire is not coming your way right now, it’s because you are not quite ready and perhaps would not even enjoy it to the same extent as you would with a touch more maturity. In the midst of chaos and difficulties, a deeper understanding about the sacred nature of patience will enable you to recognize help when it comes and to accept it graciously with gratitude. Even though it’s hard to turn your attention away from that which you so desire, perhaps it’s time to place your focus on what is actually going well in your life. If you take even a few moments to contemplate the beauty and wonder already present for you, it may take your breath away and also give you more energy. You see, it takes so much energy to attempt to project yourself into the future and to desire something so fervently. Keep your energy close. Look away from whatever screen you are reading this on. Take a deep breath and observe. Can you see that whatever is happening right now is also important, is also beautiful? Patience need not be a long and arduous march through mud. Patience comes from settling into what is right here, right now and enjoying the ecstatic beauty of small things. When you do this, the big things are that much more wonderful and often surprise you.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate the beauty of the “right here and right now.”


I take great pleasure in what I am cultivating. The journey is a delight.


I surrender to the Universe and my own learning.







Gemini Rising

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

— Dumbledore


It is during this month, Gemini friends, that you are being forced to reckon with how other people’s resources are or are not helping you pursue your passions. If others are helping assist you so that you may do what you love to do, it is either time to show them some deep gratitude or consider if you wish to be in their debt. Is it causing any rifts in your relationship? Take some time to examine this dynamic further and decide whether you would like to go it alone or continue to include them in your journey. On the other hand If you are having trouble finding resources to pursue what you love, take a moment and consider if you are able to put aside your pride and ask for help. It’s very possible that there are hidden or forgotten resources at your disposal. You have talent, there is no doubt about that. However, that doesn’t mean much if it is not backed by making choices that suit your dreams and aspirations. Additionally, life may be giving you a green light for advancement especially as it pertains to your passionate pursuits or even having children! However, do not in your enthusiasm, start running roughshod over others. Exercising some restraint will help you to prevent carelessness, thereby avoiding unpleasant consequences later on. Enjoy the power and influence you have now but stay mindful that to use it most wisely often means using it most quietly. This is a great time for expanding your self-awareness by letting go of unconscious habits whenever they crop up. This will strengthen your capacity to deal with adversity accurately and efficiently, without a loss to your dignity or energy. There is likely an adventure on your horizon. Listen to your soul’s calling while also taking into account how this new pursuit affects those around you. Be open to the idea of collaboration and know that you may, in fact, be stronger with others supporting you than going it alone. You were born for the limelight but it’s not just for you. Make sure you share it.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate all my potential options as it pertains to my dreams and passions.


I travel where my soul wants to take me.


I value the light within each person.






Cancer Rising

“The upheaval of our world and the upheaval of our consciousness are one and the same.”

—Carl Jung


Rumbles in the home is the theme for this next month, Cancer friends. There is no way around it, you may find that your very foundations are a bit rattled at this time. Likely, this is coming from your partner or other significant relationships. They are making you question where you come from, who you are and what you are doing here. If you find this happening, know that you are right on schedule. Though this sounds intense, I promise you, it is a massive transformation opportunity for both you and other parties involved. You will come out of this time a different and better version of yourself. In fact, this is an ultimate opportunity for freedom. Do you feel trapped by where you live or who you live with? It’s time to get down to brass tacks and be honest about your situation. Is this truly where you want to be? Is this truly who you want to be with? Although conflict in this area may be imminent, it’s not always wise to stride into the middle of a street brawl and try to break it up. Have a close look at whether the participants are “armed and dangerous” before you attempt to do such a thing. If they are, the better part of wisdom may be to withdraw from the scene and persuade all innocent bystanders to do the same. It’s likely that the light of awareness is shining on parts of you or those close to you that are keeping you or them trapped in unhealthy patterns. This light doesn’t always feel the best especially if we have convinced ourselves that we feel most comfortable within these patterns. However, believe it or not, this light is love. If we were being honest with ourselves, we don’t usually break through these patterns until something external comes to shake us up. It isn’t always gentle and it often doesn’t feel nice but in the end, it’s what liberates us. That is the true definition of kindness. You will emerge from this situation and be able to breathe again, see beauty again, feel yourself as you truly are again.


Affirmations:

I give myself the space to contemplate where I’m at and who I’m with and if I want to stay or go.


I appreciate the shadow for what it is—a catalyst for expansion.


I search for where I’m clutching and I allow myself to release.






Leo Rising

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”

George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)


Burning the candle at both ends, are we? Yes, there is no doubt about it, Leo friends. You have been working your booty off lately. Whether this be at your actual job and or just working on your own mental prowess, you should be getting awards left and right for the incredible job you’ve been doing. However, as amazing as that mind of yours is, it may be time to take it in a different direction. Are you continuing to hit walls? Are you exhausted? Maybe it’s time to use your powers of reason to slow down, take a break and reassess. Otherwise, the Universe will happily do this for you and that’s not always the most pleasant experience. I’m talking about potential mental or physical health problems brought on by stress and overwhelm. It’s up to you. Take a lightning bolt from above or consciously shift things up for yourself. Either way, it will cause you to live differently, crack through unconscious behaviors and stagnant situations and leave you more flexible and expansive, more embracing of life and all that it brings. Whether by the Universe’s hand or your own, these moments that bring us to our knees increase the opportunity to touch an inner calm that is profound, unshaken and detached. It may take some time to recover your poise and pick up any broken crockery around you, but once you get the mess cleaned up you’ll begin to appreciate the gift hidden inside what may appear as an undesired outcome. What you may find on the other side might completely surprise you. It may, in fact, be the manifestation of something you’ve dreamed of but forgotten about. It may be far better than what you had in mind. You have an enormous capacity to push through and do hard work, love, but is it always logical to do so? What is the cost? Maybe it’s wiser to let the river take you where it’s headed instead of swimming upstream.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate if I’m headed in the right direction.


I remain impartial and therefore open.


I allow myself to rest and play in the blissful light offered by the Universe.







Virgo Rising

"Not only is a book without conflict something no one wants to read, but a life without conflict is something where nothing is gained, nothing is earned, nothing is won."

A.C. Gaughen


Either issues concerning your children or creative projects are weighing on your financial stability and/or sense of worth, my Virgo loves. You’re not imagining it. The push, pull has been real. I have good news and bad news. The bad news? This month is likely to stir up some conflict in these areas. The good news? That conflict has been long overdue and it actually can act as the catalyst for bringing things to a place where they can be fairly judged. I invite you to see that conflict is not necessarily always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s what we need to push change, to get ourselves out of stagnant or unhealthy situations and to bring us into greater understanding. It may feel like there is an insurmountable obstacle in your way at this moment, like a big boulder in your path. If you haven’t yet measured the height and width of that big boulder, don’t be too quick to unpack your hiking boots and climbing gear. Better take a look around and see if there are any alternative trails you might have missed. Even if scaling the boulder is the only option, it’s probably not a bad idea to sit down by the side of the road and have a little snack first to build up your strength. A pivotal moment in your journey is on its way. Your priorities are about to become crystal clear. However, this only comes about as a result of relinquishing any negative feelings you have about yourself or others. As a result, the heavy karma can slip right off of you and low and behold, the path may yet become clear. So do not fear the imminent conflict either within yourself and others. Be willing to take radical choices involving rest, recovery and forgiveness and you will see a way through.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate the benefits of conflict.


I release what needs to be shed.


I forgive everyone involved, most especially, myself.







Libra Rising

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing

and rightdoing there is a field.

I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass

the world is too full to talk about.”

Rumi


If you find yourself feeling a tad more contemplative and inward facing this month, Libra, you’re right on track. It’s likely that you are desiring some self-care time and might find yourself switching up your habits and method for connecting deeper to yourself. However, it’s possible that influences in the home environment might make what solitude or contemplation that you truly seek a bit more challenging. This is an opportunity for you to truly ask yourself, what is home? Is it a place in which I reside or is it a place that resides within me? Meditation, self-reflection and detached observation provide the experience of being at home at the center of oneself. From there, you can begin to observe objectively the effects of your actions on the world around you. If you don’t like where you are, take it as a signal to spend more time being at home—the true home that rests within. When you take the time and energy to set aside space for this, a natural opening will occur. Some people seem blessed with a natural ability to step aside from their own self-interests and look at what is most beneficial to the whole. However, they cannot do this without first looking within. Bit of a paradox, that one. If you can get in touch with this ability, now is the time to use it. Even if there is no specific action to be taken at the moment, just your very clarity of vision will be contagious. Then, you can watch the dynamics in your place of living play out without attachment to the result. The inevitable conflict will come and go both within you and as it is shown in the external world. Stay in touch with the one thing that does not change, and cannot have conflict and you will naturally rise above the situation. Not to go all Zen on you here, but in this case, the obstacle is absolutely the opportunity.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate the home I feel within.


I relax into love and bliss.


I commune with unconditional love.






Scorpio Rising

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it."

-Dumbledore


If you are not already aware of this, my Scorpio friends, you are a powerful being—probably a tad more powerful than you realize. This month, for better or for worse you are about to tap into that power. Things are about to get a bit…whimsical. This full moon is bound to have an incredibly potent effect on your psyche, more than most of the other signs. The moon is shining it’s light on darker places—places that you’ve meant to keep hidden away. And yet, moonlight is inherently gentle and mysterious. Take this as a gift. You are about to receive illumination, especially surrounding the apparent power of your thoughts. What do you tell yourself about yourself? What do you tell yourself about others? Imagine if all of those innermost thoughts were broadcast into the world on loudspeakers. Would you feel proud of the contents of your mind or a bit embarrassed? You are the one living with those thoughts. They are being broadcast through your whole system every day, all day. If those are not the thoughts that you want to live with or ones that you want to have manifest in the world, I invite you to explore the possibility that you have the power to create new thoughts. After all, who is the one doing the thinking here? Eventually our thoughts become ideas which become words, which become actions, which often become part of our identity. It all begins with you and the thoughts you choose to give your attention. Can you see how much power this gives you? You literally get to choose who you are and how you show up in the world with your thoughts. Remember, paradoxically, your thoughts are not the true you. There is a you who is thinking those thoughts that will never be touched by their contents. You are the sky, they are the clouds floating by and making shapes that you think is you. But you are limitless. You have complete freedom to create that which you do or do not want in this life.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate the power of my thoughts.


I speak with the Moon and she speaks with me.


I am powerful and articulate.







Sagittarius Rising

“But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.”

Kahlil Gibran


You, my Sagittarian friends, embody a knack for adventure that goes beyond logic and reason. It is time to tap into that spirit this month, especially when you may feel burdened by a financial or self-worth obstacle that isn’t quite letting you participate in a group effort in the way that you desire. There is a group of friends or an organization that is calling for your attention, who seems to need your help. I invite you to take a closer look at your priorities, Sag. Are these the type of friends or groups that associate with you merely because you provide them with financial compensation or pad their sense of self? Are these the types of associations you truly wish to have in your life? Conversely, you may be feeling a bit short on cash these days and not able to participate in a group effort or cause that is meaningful to you. Well, to be blunt, so be it. It’s time to tap into your natural sensibilities for the road less traveled. The worst thing is to stay in a place of limbo where you feel you can’t help others or don’t want to and yet you feel guilty or burdened by this. Make a decision that frees you and know that all things become softer in time. If you remain flexible, it can always change in your favor. Now is not the time to seek a definitive answer about finances or organizations as there is much that you don’t have control over and needs to evolve on its own. Instead focus your energies on what makes you feel a sense of freedom. You are a natural visionary who has the power to live in liminal doorways that can lead you anywhere you can possibly imagine. Imagination, that’s the key here. You need time and space to imagine a little. If you can fully let go of your preconceived thoughts about how things “should be.” Then there is a chance for the message of how things “could be,” to come through. Remain open to the unfamiliar. Welcome change and adventure. You need it.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate on the vastness of possibilities.


I walk through every guiding doorway.


I break free from limitations.






Capricorn Rising

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Henry David Thoreau


It’s likely that you have spent the past few months doing some deep inner work and contemplation, Capricorn. And good on you! It is no easy task to confront the contents of our mind and sort them in a somewhat reasonable fashion. I bet you’ve had some breakthroughs amongst this deep work. Am I right? Those are to be absolutely celebrated. However, through all this deep diving you have changed—possibly more than you are currently aware of. Your priorities have changed, your desires have changed, perhaps even your dreams and identity have changed. It’s possible that after all this transformation, others don’t quite recognize you anymore. You certainly look different to the public eye. Perhaps this is affecting your career or professional life. Perhaps what you once thought was the be-all-end-all for your professional life now looks dull and gray. Maybe you no longer feel like you fit in with something you once knew and loved. Or, maybe you’ve realized that it’s finally time to chase your actual dreams. In any case, it can sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable when our self-transformation has professional implications. However, it is absolutely necessary if you are to step into your true purpose. Take this as a sign from the Universe to move onto something new. What that something is, may or may not be immediately apparent to you. But if you trust the thread of what excites you, it will lead you down the right path. You have so much to offer others! Give freely of your wisdom and compassion; it is meant to be shared. Find an occupation that allows you to do this in a way that feels aligned with this new you.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate how my transformation affects my career.


I treasure and nurture the precious moments.


I am ready to write this next chapter







Aquarius Rising

"because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’."

John Green


This month provides you with an opportunity to study something with which you’ve always secretly been fascinated, my Aquarius friends. It may have had to be a secret for a long while either because it wasn’t appropriate around the culture, tradition or religion in which you grew up. However, this is something that lights you up when you think about it. It’s something that you might have spent hours at night when you couldn’t sleep searching on the internet for. It’s ok. Indulge this desire for more information and learning. Find reputable teachers who you trust to instruct you on this matter. You have full permission to learn as much as your heart desires. However, I invite you to go about this learning in a gentle yet intentional way. Gentleness doesn’t mean being indecisive or lazy. The Grand Canyon wasn’t created in a day, nor was its beauty sculpted by a dozen different streams croscrossing themselves at random. Know what you want to learn and accomplish and work towards it steadily. We tend to believe that only by making an effort does anything ever get done. The exercise now is to experiment with effortless effort, which conserves energy by working from within rather than fixating on outcomes. This learning is for fun! Remove any obstacles that stand in the way of your clarity, including thoughts that compromise your integrity and doubts that drain your ability to manifest your heartfelt intentions. You have the power now even to confront adverse conditions directly, but you must be clear-eyed and confident of your purpose first. It’s ok to learn for learning’s sake. It’s ok to investigate what you are genuinely curious about. Just make sure you do your homework so you know your information is valid.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate what it is I really want to learn.


I am a powerful co-creator of this story.


My learning is part of my inner healing.






Pisces Rising

"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."

Charles Dickens


This month could go a few ways: either you find yourself profoundly confused by the actions of your friends or organizations you belong to or you feel incredibly misunderstood by your friends and organizations. Do you owe your friends or larger organizations debts that you’re having trouble paying or, perhaps do they owe you something and are not paying up? If this is your experience, don’t worry, you’re right on track for where you need to be. Deeper karma around these topics is bound to come up this month and whenever things like this come up, it’s time to celebrate. Why? Because it means you have a huge opportunity to move through whatever is blocking you from resting in your True Nature. So don’t panic. Remember, when you’ve had so much fun the night before that you wake up in the morning with a headache, you can either blame it on your party-animal pals, or learn something about yourself from the experience. If you make the right choice in dealing with any hangover you might be feeling now, you will decrease your chances of repeating the same headache twice. Clearing up any misunderstandings or miscommunications leads you to engage more deeply with any soul connections you have with others. It leads to profound relationships that are far more nourishing than any surface level interactions when either or both parties feel they must “pretend.” When you are deeply connected with the people in your soul clan, your innermost medicine has the safety to emerge and heal you and others around you. First, you must take personal responsibility for everything you bring to the table. Then you must accept that there are some parts of others that will always remain a mystery to you and parts of you to them. If that wasn’t the case, then our relationships would be very boring, indeed.


Affirmations:

I give myself space to contemplate the glorious mystery of other beings.


I work with my shadow self with kindness, compassion and curiosity.


I replenish my cup with the water of my soul.








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