With the Darkest Day, We Move Toward Light

‘Flynn Lobby’ photo by Laurie

Today, the Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) the darkest day of the year!

Driving home on such dark streets, 4:30, 5PM and already it is as dark as midnight. The holiday lights brighten the scene with an attempt at hope and cheer. It is difficult to want to do anything but hibernate. A warm home, a hot cup of tea, a few friends. Not wanting to venture far.

Now, just as we begin to ache for the light it begins its return. Gradually we will notice a tiny bit more light each day. Then the day comes when we are startled to see light in the sky at nearly 5pm! What a welcome surprise that moment always is!

The lunar eclipse and the intensity of our current Mercury retrograde add some complications and emotional tenderness to the picture.

The end of the year is here. It is time to look back at the path we have traversed to get where we now find ourselves. Few of us have been left unmoved by this amazingly powerful year. Yes, it has been a hell of a year, a roller coaster for most of us.

You may remember the Venus retrograde cycle that caused such turmoil some months ago. We are now coming out of it’s shadow, which means that Venus is finally moving onto new ground.

What is past is past, what is new or worth bringing to life, is ready to begin. Slowly for now, this is still a time of darkness, a time to simplify, to absorb the darkness, allow the light to wait a bit longer, feel the quiet.

Stay inward just a bit longer, the light will return in time. Enjoy where you are now. This time will never return. These days are precious. Each day.

“Let the Universe Support Your Growth”

‘Flynn Lobby2’ photo by Laurie

Avoidance of a Busy Mind

‘Wet Road’ photo by Laurie

Sit down. Be still. Be quiet.
Feel the silence, the shift, as we attempt to stabilize.
Hold steady.

This is not easy.
What must be looked at here?
What have we avoided with our busy mind?
Breath it in.
Feel it all the way to the core.
Let it go.
Use all pain to learn compassion.
Pain is unavoidable, the important thing is to see where others experience what we experience.
Breath that pain deeply into yourself and breath out relief to all who experience the same.
Look around, see that pain etched on the faces you pass.
Notice where you pull away and don’t see/ acknowledge the humanity around you.

Write a poem,with deep, dark intensity. It comes from the core and touches the core.
Pray, meditate… whatever you chose to call it. Touch the untouchable.
Let music fill that space of mystery.

Moon in Pisces.
Mercury retrograde, approaching conjunction with Pluto, then Mars.
While the Moon conjuncts Uranus.

Heavy few days or so…..
Rest with the depth of understanding that comes with time.
Live the life you have in front of you to live.
Stay steady.
Approach the intangible with a light touch, let it move you, be gentle with those around you.

Maintain curiosity about all of life.
It is an amazing experience we are in the midst of.

‘Boots’ photo by Laurie

Today: Expect the Unexpected!

‘Onion Hearts in Oil’ photo by Laurie
The Moon in Scorpio brings us into a deeper awareness than usual of issues that are below the surface.
Often a day with Moon in Scorpio is a day that we keep our emotions hidden underground. Perhaps the intensity being too much to see the light of day.
However today the energy of Mars is going to ensure that there is more activity above the surface than we may expect as we start our day. Mars comes to a 90 degree square with Uranus today. bringing energy that is unpredictable, vibrant and highly energized.
Expect pressure to be released where it has been held tightly. Restlessness and irritability can lead to impulsive actions as we feel a need to rebel against routine or convention. Expect the unexpected.
Find a way to use this energy! It is explosive, it is excitable and it needs a safe outlet! Something new, something different, go to a place you have not gone before, tap into Energy!
Physical energy or sexual energy will be the best expression to utilize!
Be careful not to fly off the handle, be aware when driving or handling other equipment. Safety first in all things.
Ready or not, tension must be released. However much Scorpio Moon wants us to hide our feelings this aspect between Mars and Uranus will not allow it.
Make it a fun exciting day! Break out of your routines! Do something new! Use the lightning bolt of Uranus well – point it where it will assist in your life and others.
Feel, enjoy and make the most of this electric energy.
‘My Room’ Photo by Laurie, Tye-Dye by Frieda

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Hot Coffee; Hot Showers

“Train Bridge” photo by Laurie

What are we thankful for this morning? A great question to start any day with!

I am grateful for hot coffee and hot showers. How many of us wake up each morning to drink our hot cup of coffee followed by a hot shower? How many of us have had those pleasures each morning for 20, 30, 40 or more years? The simple habits of our lives are so easy to take for granted, to be barely aware of. How often do we pause and truly appreciate that deep strong taste in our mouth? That steaming hot water on our back? There are many people on this planet who would respond with deep awe to these things we give little thought to, who have never experienced these pleasures.

With the Moon in Cancer our emotions are close to the surface today. Our awareness turns to issues of security and family. Be aware of your place in your world. Hold steady. It would only take a bit of unconsciousness to slide into early life patterns that are not healthy for us today. Pay attention to the others in your environment; watch for signs of defensiveness, moodiness and anxiety. Offer the more positive side of Cancer; cooking, nurturing and tender-hearted kindness.

The Moon loves to be in Cancer, values the opportunity to tap into love and sensitivity. The day holds more complexity than that, we have the opportunity to learn skills of patience as we may encounter a situation where there it too much emotion or conversation that is not appropriate for the situation. Perhaps that is the moment to distract by turning the conversation to more mutually pleasing subjects; food, children or loved ones.

If the situation gets tough, slow yourself down and calmly ask a simple question: “What are you grateful for today?”

Listen to the answer.

“Ice Cliff” photo by Laurie
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