.: That Leo Full Moon "Feathered Expressions" :.
On February 9th we will experience the second Full Moon of 2020. The first was a Lunar Eclipse, so with this one, there will be no dragons involved (Rahu & Ketu/The Nodes of the Moon). It will be at the 20th degree of Leo and it's exactly at 7:33 am UT. As is the case with all Full Moons, we must first understand where the lunation began. Context is everything.
This lunation began on January 24th at the 4th degree of Aquarius. An important degree in the Great Wheel because all the planets currently restructuring reality in Capricorn will be crossing it in the months to come. Saturn will be the first when he moves into Aquarius in late March. Then Jupiter at years end. Pluto won't plug into this electricity until 2023, but still, it's a place where the entire "Boneyard" is headed. Most importantly, the "once-in-every-twenty year" conjunction between Jupiter & Saturn will...
“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks.” –Richard Bach
We’ve all experienced- firsthand or as witnessed the meeting of a soulmate and the joy, fulfillment, and pleasure that accompanies it. With the soulmate relationship, there is a magnetism of attraction, an understanding of one another, and a deep bond that forms. Soul mates can be romantic, platonic, or familial. Soulmate relationships can also end. What then is a twin flame? Many people may equate them to be the same type of relationship, but through more than mere nuance, they are not the same.
The twin flame takes on a distinct role and importance as well as relating to the timeline of our soul differently. Let’s take a deeper look at what the two things are and some signs that you may have met your twin flame.
Soul Mates vs. Twin Flames
Each of us exists as a spark of the divine light, as we branched off into the experience of physical reality,...
Many of our most loved and cherished modern holidays and seasonal festivities harken back to the ancient peoples of Europe- particularly the Celtic people. Celebrations finding their origins in ancestral Europe include Yule and Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, May Day, and the list goes on. One lesser-known celebration of significance to the Celtic tribes is known as Imbolc. The word means ‘in the womb’ or Oimelc, meaning ‘ewe’s milk,’ about the birth of the first new livestock signaling the beginning of spring and initiating a time of relief at the returning light of the sun, a source of sustenance precious and sacred to the ancients.
The Celtic Wheel of the Year
The Celtic year revolved around two major themes of significance; the alignment of the sun relative to the Earth and the phases of the agricultural process of sowing, planting, harvesting, and resting. In those times, everyday life and survival depended...
As we move towards the end of January, the Chinese New Year is upon us. Unlike the Western calendar that begins anew on January 1 every year, the Chinese New Year falls on January 25. The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year repeating cycle. Every year one of 12 animals becomes the foremost influential energy for the year ahead, with the 12 animal years always progressing in the same recurrent order. This year of 2020 is the first year in a 12 year cycle and is the year of the metal rat. As we will see, 2020 promises to be a year of new beginnings, business opportunities, and the planting of seeds for the upcoming 12 years.
Quick Background on the Chinese Zodiac
Though there are a few variations, the legend of how the animals became assigned to the twelve years in the cycle continues to be one of the most widely spread tales regarding the zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decreed that the animals were to be chosen as calendrical signs, challenging that...
Are you ready?
2020 is here and has already started with a BANG!
I know many of you are feeling uncertain, tired, and maybe a little
flustered after that recent alignment with the Full Moon / Eclipse.
That's okay and to be expected. After all, you can't drive fast with the top down and avoid getting your hair messy.
Everything always unfolds in perfect divine timing and just when you
thought you couldn't take the energy anymore, it
The New Moon coming up here on January 24th is very powerful! But
don't get me wrong; it will come to a sense of..."I got this!"
What's happening in no small degree is we're all getting exactly what
we want: Transformation, Liberation, and a better life!
It's all just coming really fast!
So the speed of change and transformation may feel like it's taxing your body, stressing out your mind, and causing you to feel intense
emotions at random and unpredictable times.
It reminds me of a Netflix show I've been watching, "Lost In Space."
How important is sound to our existence? How powerful is the influence of sound? The Bible itself states that "In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God," and goes on to describe God as bringing the world into existence using speech (sound). Biblical lore is not the only cultural or ancient source to describe the origins of creation as being attributed to the use of pure sound.
As sound is made up of waves and expressed through vibrations of specific frequencies, the human brain and nervous system instinctually register and respond to these stimuli of sound, essentially attuning to the frequencies presented. We are beings of sound, and as such, sound healing has an obvious advantage as a powerful healing technique for body and mind.
How Sound Therapy Works
The further modern scientific disciplines progress, the more apparent it becomes that most human dis-eases are created or triggered by stress and inflammation. Stress on the cellular level...
Mantras are powerful phrases that have been called "vehicles of the mind." Similar to the figure of speech referring to our' train of thought', we recognize the ability of thought processes and language to carry our minds and ourselves into various experiences and even dimensions of reality. The mind is a powerful force, and our choices regarding how to direct its activity and programs will largely decide the direction our emotions, experiences, and lives take.
Using mantras, therefore, provides forms of movement and focus for the mind and thus gives a framework to move our minds and experiences in specified desired ways. Mantras are special words or phrases that are repeated in mediation via speaking, singing, or chanting, to assist in entering a different state of consciousness. Used frequently in Hinduism and Buddhism as well as many other religious systems, they are a powerful spiritual resource we can all use.
The Shurangama Mantra is a particularly powerful and revered mantra,...
Recent surveys report that up to 85% of American adults believe in the existence of angels. Imagery and lore of angels span many cultures, and angelic energies interweave many religious stories and texts.
Archangels mainly stem from the Abrahamic religions and are written about repeatedly in the Christian Bible. Coming from the Greek, the prefix “arch” means ‘ruling,’ or ‘chief,’ references the elevated status or powers of archangels as being direct extensions of God and heavenly influence.
Dawn Demers of beliefnet.com says, “the exact number of archangels is unknown (…) many traditions and faiths reference seven archangels. Who these seven are is also a source of debate varying from faith to faith. Many scriptures tell of the archangel's great abilities as healers and guides, intervening with assistance in many of life’s challenging situations.”
Modern Western interest in the archangels has not waned. It is a natural...
Many students and followers of the Law of Attraction teachings are familiar with the famous book about magnetism and attraction, "The Secret." Yet, there are plenty of other 'secrets' to be learned about working with universal forces. Indeed, a series of teachings developed by Max Freedom Long and inspired by his impression of Hawaiian culture, "Huna," can be translated to mean "a secret."
What is Huna?
Though not Hawaiian in origin, Long's collection of principles and practices termed "Huna" were heavily inspired by the Native Hawaiians he encountered while living in Hawaii between 1917 and 1932. He claimed to have witnessed the native Hawaiian people successfully practicing what he called termed 'magic' and became dedicated to the development of the "Huna" philosophy which outlined a collection of universal principles of life, which have shed light for many readers on the fundamental truths of interacting with reality.
While we take a look at the inspiration and value of...
What price do we pay for modern technological conveniences? This question isn't referring to your monthly Netflix subscription or the exorbitant cost of the new iPhone model. What I'm referring to is the constant onslaught of information, infiltrating every facet of daily life. Only 100 years ago, our ancestors had hugely less access to world events via media. In today's climate, most modern people have laid their eyes and attention on at least one screen before breakfast time. Whether on Facebook, Instagram, news from the TV, or print media, we are almost inundated continuously with all the political and social horrors, climate heartbreaks, and small to large scale violent happenings on all corners of the globe.
Australian Brush Fires, Climate Change, and the Power of our Person State of Consciousness
It seems we cannot escape the barrage of distressing news stories cropping up daily, and a prime example of such is that of the Australian Brushfires. Beginning early fall of 2019...