Oct 312016
 

Around the time of the new moon, I post these readings as a prompt for contemplative practice and noticing the more cosmic patterns of life as you attend to the lunar energy in a solar world.

October New Moon – Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:38pm ET in the USA

Releasing the last air moon & Welcoming the new water moon – Amidst the first days of the Celtic season of Samhain which marks the start of the new year and a time to honor the ancestors

flaming-tree-heartHere in New England, we have arrived in late fall, which straddles the beauty of the leaves’ last fire and the stark revelations of tree’s essential form.  Observing the drama of the shape shifting, we can be inspired, too, to tune into our essential selves. Perhaps we will follow the guidance of Rumi (from Mafi and Kolin’ Rumi’s Little Book of the Heart):

The time has come to turn your heart

into a temple of fire.

Your essence is gold hidden in dust

To reveal its splendor

you need to burn in the fire of love.

And as the growing world’s green recedes, the usually unseen invites us to connect. Secretive birds show themselves. The ancestors and beloved dead beckon. With distractions stripped away, we answer the call to remember and connect in communal and private ways through the spiritual (Samhain, All Saints  & Souls Days, Day of the Dead) and secular (Veterans Day) holidays with a heart open to messages from nature or loved ones gone.

This time of growing dark can be a challenge but reflection and ritual can support us to find the gifts in this season and cultivate our essential selves. I hope this moonth’s reading supports you in this time

ESSENTIAL SELF EMERGING: What of your essential self is emerging in this season?

UNSEEN REALM OFFERING: What of the usually unseen world wants to offer support to this essential self emerging?

UNITING:  How can I best respond to the essential and unseen to weave their gifts into my life?

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News on Art of Change Tarot Shape Shifting: I am in the process of shape shifting my practice from Art of Change Tarot to Soul Path Sanctuary. Really this has been going on for a number of years as my work evolved to be a weaving of Tarot wisdom, nature awareness, ritual observations of the seasons, and inspirations of the mystic word. I am finally just changing the name under which I do the work. In November, we will be a shift in the website to soulpathsanctuary.com and spreading the news about the sanctuary’s first offering of an e-retreat for the Solstice-hinged seasonal ritual of Descent and Return of the Light. More details to come soon.

Note on this Moonth’s E-readings: I hope you will enjoy doing this e-reading on your. My slots to do these readings during this busy moonth are all filled by those who signed up for the annual package.

Aug 312016
 

As the last new moon reached the end of its cycle, I post these readings as a prompt for contemplative practice and noticing the more cosmic patterns of life as you attend to the lunar energy in a solar world.

1st September New Moon – Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:03am ET in the USA

Releasing the last fire moon & Welcoming the new earth moon – Looking forward to the Equinox

Ground Your Fire Reading 

sunflowers some fadedAs we move from the extreme of summer’s light to Equinox’s time of balance here in the Northern Hemisphere, fire and fiery achievements must shift to move into deeper development.

Sunflower sees the dark soil and lets wilted petals and seeds find their rest. Milkweed explodes its flower and pod into silken seeds swept up in the wind. Root vegetables reach deeper now and wait for frost’s kiss to sweeten their flesh.

There is ample green and still growth, but the frenzy of summer’s height is falling, and we are invited to do the same. It’s time to ground our fire. 

If summer has brought us progress, growth, or an achievement, we can deepen the gifts by varying our pace, shifting our perspective, taking the work into the dark where something not yet imaged can gestate to add richness and texture to what already exists.

I’m sad to see the sunflowers go. I gaze at them all summer and feel this gaze returned. Their loving looks feed my soul. I will miss them, maybe even mourn them for a little while. And at the same time, I sense the pull of dark love’s dawning in sunflowers surrender to earth. They are going where they must go and even invite me to find a way to follow that, too, feeds my soul.

FIRE:
 What fiery (i.e. passionate, creative, inspirational, or authoritative) part of me matured this summer?

SHIFT:  What do I let go of from this successful maturation so it can shift into new form?

GROUND:  What do I ground and let deepen out of this successful maturation?

You can order this as an e-reading for $22. Here is a sample of how I do these readings in a collaborative intuitive format. I have slots open after the new moon / Labor Day weekend

Jul 022016
 

As the last new moon reached the end of its cycle, I post these readings as a prompt for contemplative practice and noticing the more cosmic patterns of life as you attend to the lunar energy in a solar world.

July New Moon – Monday, July 4, 2016 at 7:01am ET in the USA

Releasing the last air moon & Welcoming the new water moon

“Let the Strawberry Teach” Reading 

What if we took the strawberry, this abundant fruit of the season, as our teacher over the next few weeks?  What if we dared to show our passion and fullness of being?  I invite you to commune with a strawberry (or melon or mulberry … pick your own pleasure) and see what messages arise to guide you. 

CALL: What calls to be expressed – passionately, abundantly, playfully – in the next few weeks to walk your true path?

FLOW:
 How can you express this?

FULLNESS:  What will come into fullness when you express it?

You can order this as an e-reading for $22. Here is a sample of how I do these readings in a collaborative intuitive format. I have slots open after the new moon / starting July 9th

May 022016
 

As the last new moon reached the end of its cycle, I post these readings as a prompt for contemplative practice and noticing the more cosmic patterns of life as you attend to the lunar energy in a solar world.

May New Moon – Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:39pm ET in the USA

Releasing the last fire moon & Welcoming the new earth moon – Amidst the first days of the Celtic season of Beltane that renews our wellspring of Love

In the Celtic calendar, the start of May is the start of summer, a season to stir up our energy, our longings, and our desire so I have given this moonth’s reading over the special kind of Love that is constantly renewing itself. As I write in the post below: “Our loves are not constant in their expression. But this is what makes them dynamic, keeps them alive. And, yes, I will tell you: Love does not die. Love survives – thrives -by changing.”

Renewing Love Reading 

heart shaped oreganoHOW: How do I cultivate renewing love?

FORM: What form can my renewing love most powerfully take at this time?

CHANGE:
  How will I be changed by embracing my renewing love?

You can order this as an e-reading for $22. Here is a sample of how I do these readings in a collaborative intuitive format. I have slots open after the new moon / (May 10th – 16th)

Apr 042016
 

As the last new moon reached the end of its cycle, I post these readings as a prompt for contemplative practice and noticing the more cosmic patterns of life as you attend to the lunar energy in a solar world.

frogs emergenceApril New Moon – Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:24am ET in the USA

Releasing the last water moon & Welcoming the new fire moon – First moon of the astrological year

Wisdom of the Frog Reading

The frog is a teacher of re-birth, a resurrection expert. When the temperatures drop below zero and the world begins to freeze, they pull the water of their body away from vital organs, letting the water freeze in the in-between places. The heart stops, but the frog is not dead.

When spring arrives, the frog thaws from the inside out; the heart unfreezes first. Mad movement begins and within hours of emerging, the frogs start mating. The call of desire comes quick!

BIRTH: What to birth now to serve the Whole? (Feel free to substitute your name for the Divine for the Whole.)

COURAGE: How to cultivate the courage to do this birthing?

NEXT STEP
: What is the next best step to take out of the moment of birth?

You can order this as an e-reading for $22. Here is a sample of how I do these readings in a collaborative intuitive format. I have a slot or two to do these middle of the week of April 4th and a few slots on the weekend.  

Feb 082016
 

恭禧发财

In English that’s: “We’d like to wish you an excellent start to the Lunar New Year   (Thanks to the New York Times for the Chinese.)

Happy Year of the Monkey, which begins today signaled by the new moon that arrived this morning at 9:39am ET in the U.S.A. If you receive my e-news or follow this blog, you know that I follow lunar patterns even as I live in solar world for the awareness of the dance of dark and light, moon and sun, mystery and illumination that this practice sparks.

 
Alchemical StrengthTo mark the occasion, I offer the Moon and Sun Conjunction Reading to help align your lunar and solar parts for a fuller expression of your truest self.

MOON: What part of you that has been more hidden or mysterious is emerging to more opening offer guidance?

SUN: What part of you is already actively cooperating with the flow of life so you are living out of your passion/purpose?

CONJUNCTION: How to help these parts work together for your Soul Self to be expressed?

You can order this as an e-reading for $22. Here is a sample of how I do these readings in a collaborative intuitive format. I have slots to do these readings toward the end of the week (Thursday – Saturday).  

Image is from The Alchemical Tarot by Robert M. Place