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The Army Corps of Engineers are currently attempting to evacuate the Water Protectors from #StandingRock. Many protectors are marching out of the camp on a Prayer Walk, while others have chosen to stay and risk arrest.
From @gingger_shankar, "The cops have set up a check point on the road not to allow any supplies to enter the camp. The women walked to gate of the Camp. They gathered, sang songs and were taught the traditions of the Tipi while the men stood guard. As the Tipi was being put up, we were immediately instructed to stop by the authorities. Within minutes heavy BIA and police forces mobilized in riot gear and threatened to arrest everyone and tow all cars if we remained there for the teachings and building. The women calmly took down the Tipis. As always here, it was a peaceful gathering of unarmed people in prayer and song, and the show of force and numbers by the police, feds and DAPL security is overwhelming. "The blessings of the Grandmothers rang in the air." #Nodapl
Love is a risk. Love is a loss. Love is a revolution.
Love makes clear every fear we must work through. Love brings with it every reason to make such effort. Love initiates us, leaving us forever changed, forever marked, forever awakened to what could be.
The love we cultivate, the love we elevate, the love we choose to accentuate speaks volumes about who we are and how we define our lives. It speaks volumes about what we are willing to give up. It speaks volumes about what we are able to withstand. It speaks volumes about the capacity of our hearts to grow no matter what is promised us, no matter what is delivered to us.
Love is, quite simply, the only thing worth the difficulty. Love is, quite plainly, the only thing worth decorating oneself for. Love is, quite frankly, the only thing that can keep us honest.
Love needs to be at the center of all we do if we are to do it for long, if we are to do it with sincerity, if we are to do it with any success. Love needs our actions because it starves on words alone. Love needs our solidarity because it shrivels in isolation. Love needs our promise because it withers under fickle suns.
Love is needed in all forms right now. Romantic love is one road into the heart, but it needn’t be the only one. We could all show humanity more love without needing any validation in return. We could all show ourselves more love, without any conditions of performance or external praise. We could all show the planet more love, without taking from it unnecessarily but with unending gratitude for what we have been given.
This world has no shortages of opportunities to learn how to love and to demonstrate love out loud. This week’s horoscopes are written as loving inspirations to help us understand ourselves and each other better. Please read the sun, moon, Venus and rising signs of yourselves and your loved ones as guide to learning how to love yourself and your loved ones with more eloquence, acceptance and ease.
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L U N A R E C L I P S E I N L E O Take good care of yourselves today, bbs! Many folks are feeling the disruptive energy of this eclipse. Give your heart what it needsI have an eclipse package for you, A Journey Through Eclipse Season, with rituals specific to each sign, reflections, meditations and Astro insights if you want some guidance through this eclipseness Here is a part of the blog post I write about it, full post up on the site! Xoxo
We are the continuation of an age-old, creatively persistent resistance.
This is the first in a series of eclipses in Leo, and this is just the beginning of a two year tale we will all have a part in telling.
On February 10th at 4:33 PM PT, there will be a lunar eclipse in at 22° of Leo. Leo is a sign of great strength, courage and heart. Ruled by the sun, Leo’s warmth and magnanimity attracts all manner of attention. As the sign that is ruled by the force that holds the center of our solar system together, Leo reigns with great confidence. Leo is the heroine. The force of life that will not stop giving its light. Leo energy rises to the challenge. With a fiery creativity that cannot be tamed.
Leo burns bright.
Drama is its game. Whomever serves the story with the most sincerity wins the applause of the crowd. Drama is dangerous if we are swayed by the over simplistic tactics of screaming man-babies, but drama can be used to our advantage if we curate just the right kind of show.
Right now we are being asked to reach down into the center of our hearts, the center of our souls, the center of our own life-force and pull out from within us the antidote to fear: unwavering, unrelenting, persistent creativity.
A little love note on this Friday's lunar eclipse in Leo 🦁Your #Horoscopes are up on the site. Also #FuckDevos and see you at the protest!! .
This moment in our history calls for our engagement. Our clap backs. Our responses to its call. This moment requires our creativity. Our dedication to liberty and the relentless pursuit of it. It requires us to roar when injustice occurs. Dramatically pulling focus on the matters that mean the most to us.
This moment calls us to be leaders of our prides and in solidarity with each other’s.
This eclipse is calling us to come forward with a bold belief in ourselves. Eclipses are times of endings and beginnings. Openings and closings. They often coincide with events that ripple through time, affecting our lives for years to come. Eclipses carry with them the power to shape our personal and collective histories. We haven’t had an eclipse in Leo for a long time. Leo is a fire sign known for its penchant for the performative. Leo is inspired. Leo is creative. Leo is playful. Leo is comfortable drawing attention to itself. Leo can be extremely lovable. Leo can be overbearingly obnoxious. Leo can be incredibly encouraging, lending us the confidence to tell our own tale.
Leo knows how to use the vehicle of the persona to connect with the world. With heart.
May we all learn about the power of our creativity. May we remember to make room for playfulness. May we use our personalities to pursue a just and safe world for all of creation.
May this eclipse, and this week’s very fiery, bold and inventive astrology help us awaken to the personal influence we all have on our collective experience.
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Bbs, eclipse season is upon us, let's get through it together!! This month I've broken the journey down into 3 parts so we'll have time to unpack and appreciate the eclipses as they occur in real time. The lunar eclipse in Leo will occur on February 10th and the solar eclipse in Pisces will occur on February 26th.
Eclipse season is every 6 months, and is generally a time of increased action, energy and impact. Influencial events occur and we arrive at important endings.
Eclipses have a fated kind of influence and being conscious of what area of our life they impact can be a tremendously helpful frame to look at our year through.
In this 3-part course, I will: (1) explain the significance of the lunar eclipse in Leo for your sign;
(2) help you integrate its lessons and prepare for a new lunar cycle;
(3) explain the significance of the solar eclipse in Pisces for your sign;
(4) offer altar suggestions for both eclipses;
(5) walk you through rituals for each eclipse and help you to integrate and make sense of the lessons that eclipse season has presented you with. .
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Living through these intensely disruptive times means that we'll need to step up our self-care game so that we can pull focus and intentionally direct our energy.
While we need to show up in the world in the ways that we can, we have to also show up for ourselves in order to be effective in our activism.
Vesta is goddess of hearth and home, dedication and focus. Working with this archetype helps us to tap into our regenerative power, bringing us back into relationship with Self.
Please join me in part one in Goddess Wisdom starting today. In this course you'll learn about the astrological significance of Vesta in your personal birth chart, do ritual practices to call your energy back in and pull focus so that you can be more direct, clear and on target in all aspects of your life.
This course will be delivered to you by 8 PM PT on January 31st, 2017, via dropbox.
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Welcome to the year of the fire rooster! Today is the Chinese Lunar New Year and the year is governed by an animal that is known for is cockiness, its drama, its flair for fighting and its creativity. Roosters are nature's alarm clock. Roosters refuse to let us sleep through the day break. They call to us, demanding that we rise and make something of the day at hand. This is our wake up call. We are living in precarious times that call on our creativity, our ingenuity and our ability to show up for the battle at hand. .
This year is FULL of fire, not just because it's the year of the fire rooster but because there will be so many important planetary transits that happen in fire signs. All Mercury retrogrades will spend a part of their journey in a fire sign, Venus retrograde will spend the majority of its retrograde in Aries, Uranus is in Aries, Saturn is in Sagittarius and 2 of the eclipses will be in Leo. .
In Western astrology fire has to do with action, inspiration, creativity, hot tempers and explosive bursts of energy. We are all going to need to stay cool so we don't burn out, learn to decipher which actions will be the most effective and find ways to make our anger into fuel for forward motion.
The waters that Aquarius pours forth are cleansing and refreshing. They bring with them the good fortune of washing away the old and outdated ways of thinking to make way for new and innovative modes of understanding. Many cultural practices the world over ask us to pour libation as a ritual offering to the Divine, to the earth, to the ancestors and to awaken a particular spirit for assistance.
Offerings are essential in any interaction. When we need help we seek out a professional’s expertise and we offer something in return for their service. When we receive wisdom from another, we should offer recognition for their labour. When we receive healing through another that shares their experience with us, we should offer, at the very least, our gratitude. An offering is an act of recognition. An act of humility. An act of honoring the efforts of each other.
One of the main doctrines of privilege is that those that have it can take what they like from whomever they’d like to without ever acknowledging that they did. Privilege promises that its benefactors need never need say thank you for the labour, the love, the live’s sacrificed for its own power or comfort. White supremacy, in particular, creates hostile fragility, the kind that is so spiritually malnourished it knows not of a thank you, it knows not of an offering, it knows not of gratitude.
It knows no libation.
May we use this new moon as an offering. An offering of gratitude for the benefits that we have received from the intellectual, emotional and spiritual labour of others. May we use this new moon to recognize what we usually take for granted. May we use this new moon to pour ourselves forward, in gratitude, in whatever way we need to, and may we be cleansed of the notion that we will ever be finished doing so.
New moon blessings,
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