Do you follow fear, or your future?
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are navigating this eclipse season with some grace! The energy has been pretty intense over the past few weeks, and we have a few more to go before eclipse season draws to a close. And in the spirit of using what is present to our advantage, I have an idea for you to lean into and consider...
The obstacle is the way.
This idea came to mind when | was teaching a workshop recently, and it has been present in my awareness since then. It comes from Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher, Marcus Aurelius. He wrote, "The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way."
Over the past few weeks, I have been confronted with my oldest insecurities so that I can work through them and heal them. I had the privilege of meeting a favourite poet last weekend, and instead of fully...
As I speak to clients and friends, the past few months have highlighted some common themes. One of the biggest is a feeling, not of being lost, but lost-ish. People haven't felt totally in the dark, but the way has appeared cloudy or blurred. Either the next step feels unclear because it is new territory, (and there will always be some doubt in navigating the new), or because there are a few potential paths to follow, but the way doesn't seem obvious.
Instead of trying to find the perfect path, or stressing that you're going to lose your way, here is my advice to you:
Get Directionally Correct.
That's it. If tomorrow isn't crystal clear, then simply decide which way you want it to go.
If you want to move towards better health, make a plan that includes better food, more movement, less booze, more sun, or whatever combination would be useful.
If you want to move towards understanding yourself, meditate, try new...
Although we are a few weeks into Spring and a new astrological year, things may not feel as 'solid' or formed as we would like for them to be. We have cardinal energy to inspire us, fire to ignite passion, and the Warrior/Aries energy to give us direction.
But we are also moving towards Eclipse Season (cue dramatic music!) ;)
Each year, I normally spend some time connecting with the eclipses, making plans that work with the energies present, and generally being aware of their effect.
This year is different. This year, my focus keeps being drawn to the eclipses, and I have been feeling compelled to make them a focus for the year.
Here is just a little bit of info to give some clarity (we'll go deeper during eclipse season)-
The eclipses this year are on the Taurus/Scorpio axis. So for those of you with a lot of energy in either sign, you're going to feel it! And even if you don't, these transits will absolutely effect you too.
Taurus energy centres on...
Hello humans! I hope that you are navigating this Scorpio Season with grace! At the moment, things may be feeling a little intense, unsteady, or overwhelming. Now is the time to breathe deep, dig deep, and recognise that the discomfort or pain that is surfacing is simply what needs your attention right now. And as you address the issues being highlighted, you heal. Not through avoidance, running away, or sweeping things under the rug, but by embracing the opportunity to heal instead of hide. There is no way out, only through.
And if you can embrace this, your Eclipse Season (we're in it now!) is going to feel much more manageable! We are approaching a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, and this one will be particularly powerful because it will be highlighting our earthliness, our quality of life as human beings.
This week has a huge emphasis on quality of life, particularly embodied living, being present within your...
Hope is an interesting word. I think that for many of us, it brings a mix of perspectives and memories. People are afraid to hope, have felt let down by it, feel it is beyond grasp or understanding, or are simply unfamiliar with it.
I see hope as a very grounded experience of manifesting in alignment with our true selves, and making choices that create possibilities for what we deeply desire.
True hope is not false, airy-fairy, or ungrounded. It is something that can be made tangible and real, something you can invite into the physical, into your relationships, into your plans and creations.
We are approaching a New Moon in Taurus, a truly magical time to begin new projects, new relationships, new habits and ways of living. (Or simply revamp what you've got so that it works and feels fresh, healthy!)
And on Wednesday, we enter eclipse season, 6 weeks where the veils thin, where the immovable begins to soften, where stubbornness can surrender, and we can...