Solar Eclipse – Huge Transformative Energies 3/8/16

Solar EclipseI’m no longer in the “new moon” business but I HAD to share with you what’s happening this week and this month. 

What’s happening today is a “super” new moon (when the moon is closest to the Earth) combined with a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (visible in places like East Asia and northern Australia, but affecting the entire globe).

It’s happening  on Tues/Wed, March 8/9 – at 5:54 pm PT, 8:54 pm ET/ 1:54 am GMT

You know that new moons signify new beginnings. Well, solar eclipses do so even more – much more. Especially this one! This might be called “the big one.” 

This new moon/Solar Eclipse is in mystical, oceanic, empathic, compassionate Pisces. Not only the sun and the moon but Neptune, Mercury, the asteroids Chiron (wounded healer) and Ceres (Earth mother goddess) and the south node of the moon (the past) are all in Pisces – that’s a lot! And being opposed by Jupiter conjunct the north node (the destined future) just makes it all more expansive and powerful. 

There is a lot of information which I’ve tried to synthesize, and I’ve added some quotes from three of my favorite astrologers to give you an idea of what this eclipse means.

It’s powerful!

Pat Liles writes: This is the month of a solar and then a lunar eclipse bracketing the powerful Sun at Equinox.  It’s one of the biggest astrological months of the year.  We are being reset in a big way to hold more love, to integrate all our past experience that has gone before and forgive any remnants of the past that cling to us.

An eclipse can release monumental amounts of energy. … This eclipse period has the potential to be a great leap forward.

From Lynda Hill:  A total solar eclipse is even more powerful than a new Moon. It is a powerhouse of energies that can bring about change, disruption, the birth of the new and the death of the old … Events that happen in the next month or so can have effects lasting long into the future. …A total solar eclipse is a powerful event, especially one that has the signatures that this one has.

Pam Gregory says: Eclipses are a time when the light and electro-magnetic energy of the sun is temporarily halted and we get rebooted, often to a point further on [in our journey]. Sudden opportunities can move you ahead very quickly… it can be fast moving, exciting.

... This is a really important solar eclipse…A super big new beginning!

It’s mystical

With the double whammy of Pisces and Neptune, you will be more connected to your intuition, imagination, dreams, creativity, higher consciousness in general. So spend time connecting within.

Use your creative  imagination to form the visions of what you want to create, for the energy fueling your visions will be amplified.

The mystical impulse of Pisces is to merge with the higher realms and surrender to a higher intelligence. Work with your higher awareness and pay attention to your guidance.

It is a time for healing

The close involvement of Chiron, the wounded healer, makes this an opportune time for deep healing. In particular, pay attention to the stories you tell yourself, your inner dialogue, your unchallenged beliefs – and challenge them.

Chiron, half man, half horse, can bring us wholeness and unite the parts of our nature. He is also conjunct the south node of the past, so there may be ghosts emerging that need to be dealt with. Do so – that will allow you to move forward.There is an opportunity not only for healing of wounds, but for karmic completion, which sets the stage for evolutionary leaps. Beware of Pisces’ desire to escape and avoid this “shadow” work.

It’s a time for letting go

Because the south node (representing the past) is part of this eclipse, this is a perfect time to let go of things from the past: physical possessions, habits, environments, old ways of being,  beliefs… whatever has been outgrown and needs to be cleared to make space for the new. Also, the heightened sensitivity of Pisces may cause you to choose to associate with people who are more on your vibrational wavelength, and part ways with those who aren’t.

Apparently, letting go of some of the old is a very strong message of this solar eclipse. 

It’s a time for inspiration

Linda Hill: With Jupiter conjuncting the Moon’s north node [our destined future], we may feel a need to get going, to get in the race, to travel, to grab life by the horns, to take a risk, to step out of our usual comfort zone.

Pam Gregory:  We may be getting sudden insights, perceptions, revelations, so we can suddenly view things in a different way, see ways of doing old things in a new way. There’s a liberating, strong sense of newness.

It’s a time for fulfillment of destiny

With the opposition of the past and the destined future, the expansiveness of Jupiter bringing in the new and the Piscean access to higher realms, and the jet propulsion of the eclipse itself, which is about new beginning, re-setting our lives and leaping us forward, there is a strong sense of destiny about this powerful cosmic event.  

Pam Gregory: It’s like we’re being jumped forward or swept along towards our destiny at this big new beginning. 

Pat Liles:  Our intentions now can have humongous power behind them and blast us forward on our evolutionary path.  (Always use what you’ve got to further your intentions and what we’ve got is an expansive eclipse window!) 

Are you excited too? Don’t forget, the effects of this eclipse will be lasting. It can shift our trajectory and the speed of our ascension.
At the same time, don’t forget to set your intentions, the same as you would for any new moon.  I hope I’ve given you some ideas of where to focus.

I am indebted to the following astrologers:
Pat Liles (in 
Pam Gregory, whose videos I love watching ( 
Lynda HIll (
And thanks to visionary author Nicolya Christi for bringing the magnitude of this event and Lynda Hill to my attention. 

The Epiphany That Changes Everything!

Image-Heaven:Earth2Do you ever feel like you don’t really belong here on Earth? I’ve felt like that most of my life. But I had an epiphany yesterday that changes everything!

Recently, as part of my preparation for stepping into my soul’s purpose in a bigger way, I have been engaging in some heavy-duty clearing of my own blocks. (Something I strongly recommend to everyone who longs to live their highest purpose.)

After several days of deep inner work, dredging the depths of my refusal to fully incarnate, my reluctance to take responsibility for my physical existence, to fully show up, give my gifts and do what I came here to do….

…I heard in my inner consciousness a phrase and realization that changes everything: Dual Citizenship!

And I heard myself saying: “I declare myself a dual citizen of Heaven and Earth! I accept dual citizenship!”

What I now see is that in order to bridge Heaven and Earth – the work we are here to do in this moment of history – we must hold dual citizenship and reside in both worlds equally. When we go back and forth, entering one zone often means losing the other. I have continually lost touch with practical reality when spending a lot of time in meditation, and have lost all sense of my spiritual connection when I got hunkered down in “regular life.”

Furthermore, to do our Sacred Work we must learn to stand fully in our power. But how can we do that if we’re not willing to really be here? It’s impossible. (Do you know what I mean?)

In my history this dilemma showed up early when, as a youngster, I was told by my parents and society that I had to choose. I had to accept the way things are, get a “real job” and be a “responsible citizen” – or be doomed to a fairly marginal existence without much power.

There was only one choice I could make – I chose Heaven.

What that meant was I lived as an artist and spiritual seeker not solidly rooted in the world of daily responsibility and getting by in pretty sketchy ways.

Actually, I lived much of my life frozen in a state of perpetual childhood because I refused to grow up. As a result, I gave up my right to participate fully in the world as an equal. I watched from the sidelines while others participated, burdened by the gifts I couldn’t give. That was the price of seeking escape from the harsher densities of Earth.

In recent years I’ve stepped more and more into the world, as the call to live my purpose and give my gifts has grown increasingly powerful. Yet still, as I did my clearing, I found remaining strands of fear, unwillingness, and doubt that I really belonged here. I was still holding back.

Until finally the revelation came – I can claim dual citizenship and live in both worlds at the same time. I can allow my soul to inhabit my body fully, and open wide the container for what wants to come through, rooted in Earth and open to Heaven.

I can now take a stand for all those seeking safe harbor in this most exquisite and fragile of worlds that divides body from spirit and love from survival.

I can do my best to help lift the energies and to heal what is split, so that all may freely live in both worlds at once. So that all may claim dual citizenship in Heaven and Earth.

Will you join me?

I’d love to hear from you about how these thoughts affect you. Do you have some of the same issues? If you do and would like help thinking them through … or if you’d like to know more about the powerful clearing tool I’ve been using and how you can benefit from it too  – please contact me!

Intense energies, and New Moon Eclipse coming soon

Screen shot 2014-New Moon BlueI’m not an astrologer, but lately my attention has been captured by heavenly events. You may have heard this past week’s energies described as the most transformative since the 1960’s, the most extraordinary planetary configuration seen in decades, and the most significant event of 2014. Why is this?
Sandwiched between the famous “blood moon” lunar eclipse of April 15th (red because of the sun’s reflection) and a New Moon solar eclipse on April 29th –already a potent formula for change – we’ve had a rare and powerful configuration (a “Grand Cross”) of 4 planets representing change, transformation, disruption, expansion, new beginnings, and liberation. 
These energies are full of tension and pressure, so if you’ve been experiencing intense ups and downs, overwhelm, conflicts with self or others, plunges into previously hidden depths followed by high inspiration, a need to let go, turn everything over and start anew – you’re feeling the call of these forces to free yourself and step into a brand new reality. 
The peak has just passed but these energies will be with us for quite a while. In fact, this event is a potent contributor to the transformative forces at work in our world that will be changing everything. So hang in there, and see what it’s calling for you to let go of and step into. Trust, be willing to change, have the courage to let go of the old, and re-align with what your soul truly desires. 

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Screen shot 2014-New Moon, cloudsThat brings us to the New Moon happening next Tuesday, April 29th. Because eclipses and new moons are both times of change, new beginnings, and setting new patterns, this new moon will have extra energy and is a really important time to consider your direction and set intentions. 
 I’m experimenting this year by doing ritual on every new moon to plant the seeds of what feels appropriate to that particular moon’s astrological sign. 
Fortunately, the sign for this new moon is Taurus, representing stability and groundedness – something we definitely need right now! So all our innovative visions will be able to be planted in Taurus’ earth, and take root. 
THIS COMING NEW MOON: MondayTuesday April 28-29th, at 10:15 p.m. Pacific,1:15 a.m. Eastern, 5:15 a.m. GMT. (The eclipse will occur  one hour later.)
The areas to focus on when setting intentions for this new moon (regarding what you desire or want help with in any way) include:

  • Money – accumulation, possessions, financial independence and ease, developing confidence in earning and handling money; letting go of financial anxiety, unworthiness, and self-sabotage; 
  • Physical senses – sensuality, massage, physical comfort, pleasure; 
  • Enjoyment of Earthly life –  gratitude, appreciation, contentment, rapport with nature, feeling at home here;
  • Building solid foundations – persistence, perseverance, step-by-step progress, thoroughness and care; 
  • Reliability – patience, steadfastness, trustworthiness, dependability, keeping one’s word to self and others; 
  • Self-worth – living according to one’s values, feeling worthy of having your needs met and asking for that, setting boundaries, self-care, strength and determination, not needing external validation;
  • Combatting inflexibility – releasing stubbornness, resistance to change, attachment, possessiveness, stagnation;
  • Health concerns include throat, chin and neck; vocal cords and voice; thyroid gland, and coughs.
As you see, this is a great time to put the building of blocks of the new into place.

Here are some tips for how to use the New Moon energy to plant effective wishes/ intentions/ visions:

1. Write them by hand. (You might want to keep a New Moon Magic journal – that’s what I’m doing. Or you could write them on cards and keep them in a drawer.)

2. Choose more than one but no more than ten wishes or intentions (to activate but not dissipate the energy).

3. Wait until the actual New Moon time or 8 hours after (between 1:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Eastern, on April 29th) or within 48 hours after that (through Thursday, May 1st around 1:15 a.m. ET). Let the wishes form and choose the ones that feel most harmonious and right to you at that time. 

4. In phrasing your intentions feel free to say “I choose, I intend, I create, I wish or want to experience, I request, I ask for, I call to me……” or any language that feels right to you.

5. Light a candle (optional). It’s been suggested that adding a prayer candle – maybe one of those tall ones in a jar – and letting it burn down would add focus to this ritual.

For the purposes of this “experiment,” keeping our written intentions where we can refer back to them later, to see which actually came true, is part of the point. That’s what makes it an experiment. It’s also fun to do this together.

Exciting news:  I have created a NEW MOON MAGIC FACEBOOK PAGE for sharing our New Moon Intentions. Please click on above link to join me there – and click “Join group” in upper right corner if you want to join. 

The energies in 2014 are intense, and not always easy – but they are supporting our transformation. This is one of the key transitional years and what we do in this time is very important. We are building something together, even though that may not always be evident. Trust, persistence and holding a high vision are powerful – and of course, gratitude, always.

Wishing you a rich and fertile building of the new in this New Moon!

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The Light is Growing

I see a great light gathering in the world, even though it also brings with it shadows of darkness. We should not be deceived by those shadows. They are only the inevitable flushings out of the old as the new comes in with ever greater force.

I embrace each of you with the desire and wish that YOUR light be awakened ever more strongly as you reach up to become all that you truly are.

In this New Age of Light that is emerging through all of us together, you have the opportunity to experience the joy and fulfillment that is your birthright.

Know that you are entitled to complete joy and perfect fulfillment of your soul’s longing. In fact, this is the time that you were born for, and the stage is set to help you achieve your purpose in greater and more beautiful ways than you can even imagine.

A door has opened that you can walk through to greater empowerment and self-awakening. This is a truly joyous moment in the world’s history!

Please follow the urging of your soul and follow in whatever direction you feel drawn, or called. 

Take steps. Do that thing you have been waiting to do. Don’t put it off any longer!

Now is the time and you will find hands reaching out to help you as soon as you set foot upon your path.

I am also ready to help you if you should so desire (please see below for more information).

I hope you say YES to yourself, and to the blessing you are here to impart.