Nodal axis moved from Sco-Tau to N.Node in Libra and S. Node in Aries

I felt like re-blogging this today. In spirit of Aries, I’ve been embracing spontaneity. Here’s to October 8th’s lunar eclipse!

Aries/Libra nodal positions… let’s re-think this.

I previously posted this blog entry on February 2014; it is relevant because the upcoming lunar eclipse on Oct. 8 takes place in the sign of Aries; and usually, in astrology, a lunar eclipse means an ending of some sort or another. I know for me this is true, as I too am undergoing transformation.

Perhaps in this case it is the “personal will” or Mars (ruler of Aries) takes on a new balance because it has to – the relentless attempt to “get ahead” transforms into a different energy that inverts itself into supreme relief; there is no finished spiritual awakening. With a natal Mars in Libra, I’ve always been working on balancing my will power with acquiescence.

As Adyashanti speaks, “you can’t be ready for when your personal will disappears.” “it just kind of, flows out of you…”

Here’s Adyashanti’s beautiful discussion: He discusses the Different Qualities of Awakening. He also says, it’s time to find a whole new balance in life. I think that’s also the message for this eclipse. Gate Gate Paragate. “Always being, always becoming.”

Also, The Non-Existence of Time:

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In honor of this switching of the tides, I thought I’d write a little something about it. According to my trusty ephemeris, the nodes changed into Aries/Libra on February 20, 2014.  While some of the new energies and themes may seem to have really changed the tone of our surrounding relationship themes, the new Libra/Aries nodal positions will be in effect up to October of 2015.

The nodal positions in our birth chart show our soul’s past and future trajectories. While this may sound like fate/destiny, it’s really only so in the sense that we are working with archetypes. There’s so much room for movement and interpretation in this expression of the archetype—such as is with astrology.

What the changing nodal positions indicate is theme for all relationships and outcomes. In essence, the nodes express the focal point for the One’s evolution, and therefore consciousness taken as a whole.


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The Sound of Crickets, Hafiz, and the Moon

There’s another cricket who has taken up residence! Singing louder and louder every night 🙂 Hafiz

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Lately, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting a most lovely cricket. For me, the presence of a cricket (inside my house) and right next to me on the couch, is usually a sign. Yes, this has happened to me before, but not exactly in the same way. I have no idea how he got inside, but I did coax him out. I want him to live!

The night he was singing the loudest, I was writing, and I needed the support. I was reaching within myself for my inner voice, feeling for it, digging deep, and really just trying to use words evenly. Crickets are special. This cricket may even be my ancestor.

In China, people have been known to keep crickets as pets.

ImageWatercolor by Qi Baishi (1864–1957)

This morning I awoke at 4:30am.  My body/mind/spirit wants to move deeper into my spiritual practice. I received the message that…

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Navratri: Celebrations for the Goddess

Divine heavenly mother, I call your return into consciousness.

Illuminate my body so all that I touch, breathe, and radiate is your love.

Bring your light into my body so that beauty grows wherever I go and kindness fills the

hearts of myself and others in the warmth of your full awareness.


and so it is, and so it is

Navaratri - Nine Nights Celebrating the Goddess

I was moved by a recent post by my blogging friend Julianne Victoria where she wrote a wonderful description of Navratri, and included a gorgeous invocation. You can visit her blog here:  Navaratri – Nine Nights Celebrating the Goddess.

From Amandaseesdreams at Dreamrly., I was inspired to include a prayer I wrote from my journal back in 2009, underneath the weeping willow tree at the Little Lehigh Park in Pennsylvania.

Finally, I’m not sure who painted this image of Kuan Yin above. This is familiar artwork to me; as, I began seeing this artist in 2010. Does anyone know? Both of the images above have different signatures, although the smaller one looks like it might be the original signature. Such is the way with the new age of the internet…

The artist is appreciated even when unknown, for her works are evident everywhere.

Blessed be to you, the divine in us all

as Shiva dances with Shakti…

A peacock at a park, happiness, and my mom

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I saw a beautiful peacock on Friday.

It is also my beautiful mother’s birthday today – I am honored to be her daughter. I am grateful that she brought me into this life to learn, and to develop; in all honesty, she always encouraged me to be myself. She wanted me to become whatever it is that I wanted to become–nevertheless–I always still wanted to please her, and everyone. I thought by making other people happy, it would make me happy -maybe because this often does work out that way.

I also learned it’s much easier now. When I’m happy, other people are happy because they love me, too. They can share it with me. This was a big lesson for me. I can be bright, and it doesn’t ‘make’ anyone else feel bad or unloved. It’s my choice. It’s their choice to be happy, and to go for what makes them happy, too. I believe there is enough to go around. I choose to believe this.

This is not always possible. It’s good to have compassion and faith, and especially to hold a candle, a prayer, and a vigil for the highest manifestation of any and all beings; have love in our hearts, and let wisdom lead the way.

We have a special connection my mother and I; and, I suppose it’s a past life connection. I feel this deeply about it – and always have. I’m sure I’m not unique in this, but for just this moment, I want to honor and cherish how special my mother is to me, and let this be her day (my day for her).  Deep blue is her color – and, I still remember the velvet navy blue chair I sat in as a child – that she later painted a portrait of me in it, with my father’s army hat on my 4 year old head. Recently she painted a happy portrait of me and husband, from a happy photograph of us I sent her as an instant message to her phone.  You know, I know my happiness has helped her to be happy. That’s a gift that only a child could give; yet, I’m an adult. So… let it be NOW.

On Friday…

Both my husband, myself, and a small gathering met with a very special female healer, and star-connected being. She channels light language, and I’ve always felt a special connection with her, too. Our host was receptive enough to trust the call – to accept her visit. What a lovely thing – acceptance, recognition, and the presence of a gift.

My weekend was both mundane and magical. What is provided along the way is evidence in the possibility to be part of All-There-Is. We are working through the goddess transmissions, and being part of cosmic unfolding. I didn’t start the spark, but I will help it along…if I can…since I keep finding feathers… I may as well build wings.

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Happy Autumnal Equinox!

September 23rd New Moon in Libra: The new/old Feminine Strength


Here’s the Sabian Symbol for Libra 2: “A new symphony is played by the orchestra; the music dramatizes racial progress from aspiration to realization.”

This New Moon in Libra is approx within a 7 degree orb of conjunction with Venus (Feminine, Sensory, Value system, Resources, Relationship) in Virgo (Health & Service, Analysis, Purity). Also, approximately within a 7 degree orb is a grand trine: Mars in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries, and Jupiter in Leo.  Holy smokes, folks! That’s fiery!

New Moon in Libra:

Let’s look at what Venus says (since it is within 7-8 degree orb conjunction of the New Moon, and it rules Libra)…and, I am actually reading ‘this’ from Venus’s opposition with Chiron in Pisces: It’s about psychic wounds, being a sponge, and the wounds we receive from the collective unconscious regarding femininity, and our inherent role as healers and nurturers (Moon square Pluto). It’s about healing racial, gender, and class divisions – seeing the spiritual (Pisces) in the material (Taurus) and the authentic balancing of the scales (Libra).

In Western astrology, Venus represents the feminine aspect as receptive. It appears that we are re-writing what ‘feminine’ is in this era, as women liberate themselves all over the world. As young women like Malala Yousafzai show us the way to be fearless in the face of real terror. As the divine feminine makes its WAY through the collective unconscious in a NEW and yet *very ancient* way.

From the mouth of Wikipedia, “In Chinese astrology, Venus is associated with the element metal, which is unyielding, strong and persistent.”

After the Setting Sun

The night lulls everyone to sleep

I go to the windy deck to seek out something ancient.

Or, was I called there?

The simple act of opening the portal door onto the platform of the deck, mists my face, nothing more. It is a chilly silence with the hint of a whisper. “Come closer to the edge..”

Like the wooden frame of the ship creaking under the pressure of the water, the ship speaks, directing me to the groans of my own container, moving along through the water as a heavy being.

Groaning. Old. Ancient. Made of bones, a passage from Africa to Brazil

In the middle of the ocean… fruitless death

1.7 million slaves never made it to Brazil from Africa, and can I hear the muffled screams of the dead. I can feel their floating graves underneath the bottom of the sea –so deep- yet anchorless.

This woke me.

Not one voice, but the voices of many… at night, woke me.

They said, “remember this, and take our unborn home with you. No freedom is in death, but a soul-awakened is never alone…”

Nude Sculpture and Pisces Full Moon September 8th

Ka Malana ~ Regional Governor's School @1996It’s a full moon in Pisces on Monday and there’s a sense of aloofness to my energy these days. I want wrap myself in the energies of autumnal ART, as she guides me inward to my spiritual hearth. I am happily introverted, turned within to face my experiences, which seem to me to reach beyond any necessary words or the desire to write.

It’s been a while since I’ve sculpted with clay, but maybe even 16-year-old-me (who sculpted the nude in the picture above) wants to share this message:  pick up some clay, start with what you got – the only limit IS your imagination. [Therefore, clay is not necessary.] Your imagination is the KEY to unlocking the door to limitless expansion, if you dare to harness the faith and the courage to see your vision through.

This is a very old sculpture of mine.

(Although the photo looks blurry, this orange-y color is the true color of the fired, yet unglazed clay.)