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Shadow Work: Dealing with Your Dark Side

Most of us learn from a young age that there two sides to everything. We have yes and no, good and bad and light and dark. We see the “yes, good and light,” as the states we desire to achieve and the “no, bad and dark” as that which we should strive to avoid. As children, we live for the “good girl/boy” moments, the good grades and the things that make us smile: candy, cartoons and summer vacations. We avoid the green vegetables, books and the discipline of the learning environment. While the lighter things in life are certainly blessings, it is our darkness that enables us to grow. The test that we breezed through may quickly fade in our...

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Mars- The Energy of the Warrior

As of this past Tuesday (Aug. 27th) all of our personal planets have gone direct. We are still in the shadow of Mercury retrograde, and the final inner planet to go direct was Mars. Mars energy is very often misunderstood. Mars in Roman mythology was the god of war. So what good could this planet bring, even in direct motion?Mars is the ruling planet of Aries. And, yes, those born with that sun sign are thought to be impatient and quick to anger.Not sounding better yet? Let's dig a bit deeper.The up side of impatience, is that impatient people like to get things moving. While it might make us feel pushed in some situations, most of us like to get...

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Out of the Retrograde, Into the Shadow

Dreaded Mercury Retrograde is coming to an end! So, are you ready to sign papers? Buy that new car? Install new programs on your computer? Talk to people?Yes! You can start to do some of these things, but it is best to wait just a little longer for the big stuff.The first thing you might want to do is release your expectations. Mercury Direct is not the cure for everything. Should you be happy it's over, yes. It is time to move forward.........slowly. The backward motion of any planetary retrograde, causes us to re-examine the issues that planet rules. Mercury is about communication, both personal and electronic. You know to double and triple check texts and emails. Mercury Retrograde is...

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