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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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Super Moon and Vernal Equinox Support Balance and Change

On March 20th we will encounter the third and final Super Moon of 2019, as well as marking the vernal equinox, as the sun enters Aries the following day. Wow, what a mouthful! Each year we celebrate the equinox twice. We celebrate on September 22 the final balance of the light and darkness (12 hours of each), signifying the growing darkness in the months to come; the harvest. The beginning of Libra starts the following day. Now we mark the first equinox of the year, the balance of light and darkness, signifying the coming of light and new life, with the initiation of a new zodiac year, beginning in Aries. Not only is this a powerful time of the seasons,...

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Were You Born During Mercury Retrograde?

Well, it looks like we've all made it through the first week of Mercury retrograde! Even though this can be a difficult time for several of us, with lapses in communication, disruption of thought, and even technological difficulties, it is also a great time for self-reflection and planning for the time ahead. This Mercury retrograde is the first of three for 2019, and the current reversal our smallest planet will continue until March 28, before returning to its direct motion. Most of us are pretty familiar with how Mercury retrograde (Rx) can affect our everyday life and the best course of action to take, or not to take, during these few weeks. These can include avoiding any new commitments, refraining...

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Re-purposing Mardi Gras

On this day, the celebration of Mardi Gras begins with a giant celebration in New Orleans. Many saw this as a day of fun and freedom from social rules and restrictions and without knowing the significance of this holiday, joined in the celebration. Currently Mardi Gras celebrations will go on from today until well into April. Then in the Fall, there will be another round of celebrations calling themselves Mardi Gras. Like any holiday, we have commercialized it to the point where it’s original meaning has been forgotten. Mardi Gras, coincides with Carnival celebrations in Brazil. The idea behind the holiday, in the Christian era is to have one last day of fun before the Lenten season begins. Lent is...

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Chiron Enters Aries: Heal Your Identity Crisis

Wow! It's not even March and what a wild ride 2019 has been. We've endured a powerful New Moon, two Super Full Moons, all planets in direct motion, Mars transitted Aries, on the cusp of Mercury Retrograde, and now Chiron, the wounded healer, will spend seven years in the sign of the "self." In Greek mythology, Chiron was a powerful, yet gentle, centaur who was both a great teacher and healer to many. The irony in this is that he could not heal himself. Astrologically, Chiron is a distant asteroid in the comos and represented as the "wounded healer." In that is a deep understanding of our profound spiritual wounds, and when we can better understand them, learn how to...

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