This Aquarius Moon, That Lunar Eclipse, Your Love—It All Matters

This Aquarius Moon, That Lunar Eclipse, Your Love—It All Matters

There are times on our path when we’ve outgrown the way we’ve been living—beliefs, stories, debt, sickness, jobs, partners, places, friends.

At times, we kindly receive glimpses of the new timeline.

For some of us, a crash, a crisis, a lightning bolt revelation shows us it’s time to let go…and hang on… because a new path is unfolding–a greener pasture, some bluer skies, a new set of friends, a soulmate reunion, a great big burst of creative inspiration, a career-defining opportunity, a deeper connection with the Divine.

But how do we cross over to the new space
we feel in our hearts to be truer than what we’re living now?

May I introduce you to the Full Moon in Aquarius (I’m sure you’ve all been feeling Her) lighting up our lives on July 27 at 2:20 MST accompanied by an intensely illuminating partner—a Total Lunar Eclipse—the longest one we’ve had in a long time.

Both will masterfully go straight to the heart of any matter that has been buried (unknowingly or deliberately) and break open streams of light that will raise our individual and planetary consciousness.

We may feel massively uncomfortable at times and for a while.

This break and this light will create some sacred medicine and some profound transformation, however. And while a Full Moon may affect us for a few days before and after, an Eclipse’s deep waves of change will ebb and flow for several months.

Moving through Aquarius, the Moon and this Eclipse have some keys to where their Helping Hand will be offered.

If we choose, we can reach out our own hand to receive their support.

And we might want to.

Aquarius energy moves fast—it’s the Creative Genius, the Electron, the Free Radical of Love.

We may be struck by big ideas and huge inspiration; feel the need to shake things up and call things off; pull people close one moment and push them away the next; break out on our own or be pushed out the door; believe I’ve got this and then see how quickly life spins out of our control—all Aquarian themes.

As an air sign, Aquarius focuses on ideas, inspiration, transformation and movement, rather than big displays of emotion (after all the Scientist, the Rebel and the Revolutionary have big work to do).

However, the Full Moon and the Lunar Eclipse will penetrate and push you to feel what you need to so the old that no longer serves forever rests in peace.

No one’s personal Aquarius Revolution will go well if it is solely based on logic or a plan borne from fear, arrogance, greed, selfishness, aggression or control.

Instead, we’ll be called to access our Higher Mind and the Wisdom Heart, so we can learn how to navigate the changes we know we’re being summoned within to make.

Aquarius in its higher expression seeks to create from a higher octave of love, in integrity, in heart-centered wisdom, in creative freedom, in joyful service.

The Aquarian call is a Revolution of Love that has us shining bright individually in a way that’s present to and serves what the collective needs right now.

We might ask of our communities, our oceans, our forests, our skies,
our global family, the Universe, or the God of our understanding,

We’re asking, we’re listening and we’re committed to action.

More love? I agree. Compassionate, wise leadership? Let my inner wisdom and compassion shine. Deeper support for children? Let’s do that. A stronger, courageous voice? I’m learning to sing at the top of my lungs. More pauses, more silence? On it. More prayer? Already on my knees.

When we embody the Aquarian spirit, mindset and action of the Friend and the Humanitarian, we’ll do what needs to be done to rise above any selfish desires that do not nourish our soul or the soul of the world.

Growth over complacency and comfort. Expansion over a restrictive status quo.

How are you not in your freedom right now, my friend?
What’s the Inner Revolution needing to take place? 

In the quietest, deepest of ways, call on the wisdom, the messages and the inner activations (in the form of ideas, qualities such as courage, wisdom, inspiration, a download of higher energies) that the Aquarian Full Moon and the total Lunar Eclipse have for you.

And while we seek the true call of Freedom to clean things up, we need a hand—and some humility. We’re not going to do this alone.

To this end, seek out your tribe, your friends, well-intentioned groups and collectives as well as mentors on this plane and beyond if you need support.

If you feel alone, as an Aquarian Moon can sometimes highlight, continue to love yourself and delight in your unique gifts, knowing that you will find your way and the people who will love and delight in your gifts too.

We are not meant to live this life alone.

There was once a woman who believed that she was not loved. And as she went through her experience, her choices manifested to prove that that was true. And one day, when she realized that all of her life had been without form in love and that there had been no love, she chose, for a moment, to see herself as the God she knew was there somewhere might see her. And the reflection that came to her was one so beautiful that she realized once and for all that the only one who was not loving her was her. And she became free in that moment to embody as love. ~Paul Selig

Call on the tools and the mindset of the Revolutionary, the Humanitarian, the Alchemist, the Creative Genius, and the Free Radical to change what needs to be changed once and for all so that you can end needless suffering and show others, “Yes, if I can do it, you can too.”

And in learning how to identify and respond to our own needs, we are reminded to give others the same room to grow, for they have lessons to learn, things they must break free of and their lives to create anew—just like you. If you squeeze too tight, cling too hard, and worry too much, you’ve stepped into a shadow expression of Aquarian energy where your way is the only way. 

“There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” (Rumi)

We’re in a great, intense, painful, beautiful time of Awakening in an Ocean of Rebirth and instead of drowning in the confusion and the chaos of our mind and our emotions, we find strength in knowing that we all chose to be here as the Free Radicals of Beauty, the Keepers of the Light, the Eccentrics for Change and the Revolutionaries for Love.

My hand in your hand,

New Moon in Cancer: Love Like You’ve Never Known Before

New Moon in Cancer: Love Like You’ve Never Known Before

Dear Friends,

Your birth was no accident.

We came in with a divine design that may seem at times to be mostly about the careers we have, the money we make, the art we create, the trips we take and the relationships we have—and in part, they are. Each desire planted in our hearts has been carefully chosen, so we could remember ourselves as the powerful Creators we inherently are.

Love in Action. 

Diminishing any desires we have for a relationship, career, home, kids, wealth, success—whatever the longing is—serves no one.

Love what and whom you love. With ALL YOUR HEART.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how much chaos, struggle, loss, anxiety, abuse, fear, abandonment, rejection, humiliation, and failure we’re exposed to on the delicate path to these dreams. And even though most of the time we understand that these experiences act as catalysts of massive inner growth, does life have to be this hard so much of the time?

This New Moon in Cancer and Solar Eclipse on July 12 at 8:47 pm MST asks if you’re ready to release the long-time relationship you may have to pain and suffering as a way to learn, inviting a new way to generate wisdom and compassion from the heart and offering your learning to those who need it.

To live our greatest human potential is why we are here and because this New Moon and Solar Eclipse and the two eclipses that follow on the July 27 and August 11 are initiating all kinds of radiant possibilities and abundant timelines, you may want to ask this question and be prepared to do something about the answer:

What am I holding back that my lover, my friends, my family, my community, the world needs right now?

Your brothers and sisters on this planet need to know.

Hiding our wounding, pretending we are “fine,” ignoring the suffering in front of us no longer works. Not that it ever did. 

To help us open up and heal, the Great Mother archetype descends, baptizing our presence and our awareness with hers, holding keys in how to nurture ourselves while we offer that love to others through the many ways we do.

Who is she? 

You already know her.

She may have shown up for you as the women you call mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, coach, friend. Because archetypes transcend gender, the Great Mother may live in your dad, grandfather, uncle, brother—men and women who have the medicine of big love and compassion healing our hearts and the hearts of our global family.

Interdimensionally, the Great Mother comes in many forms. 

Pachamama, Mother Earth, Gaia, Green Tara, Sophia, Durga, White Buffalo Woman, Ceres, Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, the Cosmic Mother, Ma Kuan Yin.

When we say her mantra, move our bodies to her rhythm, invoke her in prayer, meditate on her image, read her stories and teachings, she guides us inward to the places that need to heal.

And while you may see her in the outer and know her by name, is she awake in you? 

“Why?” you may ask.

Because she is saying no more to the Hermit who retreats into his shell, turns her head, closes his eyes and covers her ears.

In surrendering our control and letting Mother Love in instead, we can come out of our shells that were created to help us survive.

With a surge of confidence knowing she has our backs, we can move in love and give from a place of abundance. We learn to receive, to apologize, to forgive, to dream, to stand, to grow, to make amends, to make love. 

The Great Mother is asking all of us to show up as HER in every home, classroom, workspace, street corner, level of government, conversation and conflict, for she is a fierce agent for love.

And in this journey, while we become living embodiments of Mother Love, we must remember our own need to hear Love’s whispers and to be held—sweetly, tenderly, lovingly. And that’s where the Great Mother reassures us: When you hold space for others to heal, I will heal you, too.

The Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers (a living embodiment of the Great Mother) has wisdom to share about these tender, tumultuous times and the Mother Love way through:

“As you move through these changing times…
be easy on yourself and be easy on one another.
You are at the beginning of something new.
You are learning a new way of being.
You will find that you are working less
in the yang modes that you are used to.

You will stop working so hard
at getting from point A to point B
the way you have in the past,
but instead, will spend more time experiencing yourself
in the whole, and your place in it.
Instead of traveling to a goal out there,
you will voyage deeper into yourself.

Your mother’s grandmother knew how to do this.
Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this.
They knew the power of the feminine principle…
and because you carry their DNA in your body,
this wisdom and this way of being are within you.

Call on it. Call it up.
Invite your ancestors in.
As the yang based habits and the decaying institutions on
our planet begins to crumble, look up.
A breeze is stirring.
Feel the sun on your wings.”

Prepare space within and invite the Great Mother home. Write your intentions, strengthen your commitments. Feel your pain, your emotional triggers, and be FREE.

You are at the beginning of a new way of being. And it is good.

Love Jenn

IMAGE CREDIT (with permission): “Sadness of Gaia” by the gifted artist Josephine Wall.

Full Moon in Capricorn: No One Gets Left Behind

Full Moon in Capricorn: No One Gets Left Behind

I have come into the world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul.

To You Wise Ones,

We’re seeing the polarization in our society to such an extent that even those who wish to remain asleep have been shaken awake.

And as much darkness as we’re seeing in some horrifying instances, I am reminded that there is light. Oh yes, there is so much light. 

Leaders, teachers, wise ones and way-showers of love are courageously walking on this planet right now.

They are YOU.

As we approach this Full Moon in Capricorn on June 27 at 10:53 pm (MST), many of us have this burning desire to make a stronger statement with our lives, a greater impact than ever before in a way that brings us joy and fulfillment in the process.

Legacy is the name of the Capricorn game. What I can do for myself, I can show to others.

Capricorn is here for the long-term and the long haul as this energy activates in us a desire to reach for and live our greatest human potential. 

Our greatest human potential–a concept that might be challenging for us to wrap our minds around when we see how our most vulnerable members of our global family are being treated.

As a result, we’re being called to examine where we’ve fallen short in taking care of ourselves and one another, to see where we’ve lost our way, lost our balance, lost our alignment to the path of true love.

The elephant knows.

These wise creatures majestically embody one of Capricorn’s primary evolutionary aims: to responsibly demonstrate the love of and loyalty to the family unit, special attention showered on the ones most vulnerable.

And under the vast umbrella of elephant love are also those in the tribe not bound by blood because to an elephant love means love.

This Full Moon we have the opportunity to sit with the Capricorn wisdom that’ll show us where our own anger, sadness and frustration lie in how we’re missing the mark in the ways we care for one another. 

To see where we might have lost connection with the family into which we were born and that great human family to which we inextricably belong.

To release the old systems and ways of thinking and acting to create something new and all-encompassing.

To gain mastery of self rather than allow others to take control.

To assume responsibility and practice accountability for how our lives are unfolding.

To accept the sacredness within so we may see the sacredness of all.

To feel our feelings and then harness that emotion towards making a difference to whom and what we love.

To commit ourselves to fulfilling the next levels of our potential.

To move on or create new tribes and family-type units when the old tribes act in ways that do not encourage us to feel, to intuit, to think freely, to speak up, to stand out.

To say NO MORE through our words and through our actions to abuse, to bullying, to manipulation in any way it’s playing out.

Capricorn seeks an inner liberation to move us forward in our outer evolution.

And if we don’t know how to be free or what the next steps are, we can call on the support of the exalted Capricorn energy which does.

Within this reflection and commitment to finding our footing, we can invoke any number of the Capricorn archetypes, images or symbols to download the tools, the skills, the gifts and the wisdom they hold.

They are many.

The Parent (Father/Masculine), the Leader, the King, the Elder, the Wise One, the Teacher, the Counsellor, the Strategist, the Giver. 

You might implore one or more: I’m asking for the exalted qualities of the Wise One, the Teacher, the Strategist to penetrate every cell of my being. Please shower me with your goodness, your integrity, your wisdom, your love FOR LOVE. 

Consider which archetypes might be acting out by you or through someone else–archetypes that need to be released and retired:

The Martyr, the Tyrant, the Bully, the Workaholic, the Power-Tripper, the Schemer, and the Miser, as well as the shadow side of the President, the CEO, the Capitalist, the General, the Economist, the Consumer, the Hermit (or any of the Capricorn archetypes mentioned above that can swing wide and far from its truest, most loving forms).

And so Capricorn in his guise, her benevolent form is here now with kind eyes gazing down at us, soft leathered hands extended ready and oh so willing to lift us toward our great human potential.

Not to rescue or do the work for us but step by deliberate step, hand in hand, trunk intertwined with other trunks walking with us to a new day, a new time and a New Earth.

My hand always in yours,

New Moon in Gemini: The Power of Your Story

New Moon in Gemini: The Power of Your Story

In perfect Gemini fashion (NEW MOON on June 13, 1:43 pm MST), the archetype of the Storyteller, I have a story to tell.

I’ve said some things about people. People have said some things about me. Some of those words so hurtful and shocking they were seared into my brain, lodged in my neural circuitry, birthing experiences and relationships of a similar vein, over and over again. 

Parents, teachers, mentors, friends, strangers, lovers.

As much as we have the power to build each other up with our sweet-talking ways, we have a devastating power to tear each other down with OUR WORDS.

You’re just like your father. You’re a terrible singer. You’ll never make any money. I don’t love you anymore. You’re a liar, a thief, an addict. You’re stupid, fat, ugly, useless.

When I started to work with affirmations in my late 20s, I wanted to control the experiences I was having in my life. I started in the area of money, saying sentences like money comes to me easily and effortlessly; I love money and money loves me—and this affirmation practice, in which I chose my words carefully, worked. Really well.

In my 30s, I needed more, so I raised the stakes of my affirmation game and declared my wishes with more intensity and precision. As I begun to plunge into rabbit hole after rabbit hole in the pursuit of greater understanding and meaning of my life, many fears came up, particularly around safety. 

So I started there. Affirmations were no longer about attracting money or vacations or a new wardrobe–I knew how to do that. I began with I AM SAFE, over and over again, hundreds of times at a time. I AM SAFE. I AM SAFE. I. AM. SAFE.

I had to quiet down that dominant thought in my head that told me scary stories about being attacked in my home, raped behind a bush, mugged walking from my house to my car, in a movie theatre at the beach, in the grocery store. These attack stories created from some of the violent experiences I’d had growing up, reinforced by what I’d seen or heard on TV, in a movie or on the news–thousands of times over.

And the affirmations along with some creative visualizations did help ease some of the anxiety—temporarily. But I continued to attract unsafe situations through the projection of my undigested, unfelt, unacknowledged childhood fears that played out as an adult, often in the form of several car accidents and unstable neighbours.

I’m a good person I would think. I work with children and angels and plant love gardens. What could I possibly be doing wrong? Why can I attract money and not safety with my words?

The bypass.

I hadn’t heard of the word before, but I was shown that’s exactly what I was doing. By spending much of my time speaking and writing affirmations, I was hoping to create a new story for myself, one in which the main character didn’t feel that attack or death was imminent. If somehow I could say my affirmations clearly, concisely, consistently–perfectly, I would be granted this thick, metallic invisible cloak of safety I’d envisioned, protecting me from anyone who might intend harm.

What I had ultimately hoped in working with affirmations and reaching for the better feeling story–one word, one sentence at a time–was that I wouldn’t have to dive into the pain of those past events that created these unsafe feelings in the first place. In my case, a father who was broken, who tried to kill my mother, who almost killed me and my sisters on more than one occasion. These words I type still bringing tears to my eyes and an ache in my throat.

I wanted to erase any need to do the other work that healing and transformation require much of the time—to feel and speak my stories before and as I create new ones. The New Moon in Gemini lovingly reminds us of this.  

This release work has to be done.

Some of us have experienced betrayal, rejection, and trauma, felt oppression, witnessed violence, confronted death. Some of us have come face-to-face with prejudice, racism, abuse. These are our stories. This New Moon is the time to acknowledge that YOU have lived some extraordinary chapters in your life so far.

This New Moon is also about calling on the Gemini archetypes of the Storyteller and the Creative Muse to access the voice of your Higher Self and your Heart Wisdom to gain a new understanding of your old stories, so you can begin to weave new ones.

What do you want the next chapters of your life to be about?

Take an area of your life where you believe a new story must be told–the story of your money, your health, your self-love, your creativity, your contribution, your relationships.

If you are unsure of your direction, your next chapter, then invoke an embodiment of the Gemini archetype of the Messenger, to whom you feel aligned–a particular ancestor, angel, mystic, saint, guide, goddess, or master to help you create clarity out of confusion, order out of chaos.

They are listening and waiting to creatively deliver you your next steps through messages played out in a TV show, a song, a bird, a butterfly, an overheard conversation. 

Ask, what are my next steps with this relationship, this job, my finances? What’s at the root of the experiences I’m having right now–the ones that do not feel so good? Is there something I need to release, something I need to feel so I can continue building deeper connections, greater abundance, sweeter love?  

Be willing to be shown.

Gemini values choice, so we are free to go wherever we are needed in this very human experience we are having. There are beautiful adventures to have and magical places to go, my friend, even for those of us who have experienced hell.

As we learn some tricks of the Gemini trade, we can become better skilled at being the Witness and Student of our life’s stories.

For myself, I now include affirmations (truly they are prayers) that allow myself to feel what I need to feel so I can become more vulnerable to love. This idea that I need a magical cloak of safety has dissipated as I feel the impenetrable protection I have in the vision I have created for my life and the knowledge that I live in a Universe that is loving and kind.

I still watch my words and my thoughts, knowing the power they have to create and to destroy, but the obsession, borne out of fear, to control every thought, every feeling is gone now too.

I. Am. Safe. in my New Story that I confidently tell this Gemini New Moon. How about you?

To your loving, adventurous, prosperous, magical New Story,

Full Moon in Sagittarius: Love, Truth, and Marriage and the Sacred Call to Adventure

Full Moon in Sagittarius: Love, Truth, and Marriage and the Sacred Call to Adventure

Go where no one has gone before and leave a trail.”
~Attributed to many

THE CALL on this FULL MOON in SAGITTARIUS (May 29, 8:19 am MST)
More than any other sign, Sagittarius instills a need for Truth
truth that goes beyond a dogmatic or limited belief system. Instead, this Truth represents universal, cosmic truth that feels loving, inspiring, expansive and liberating.

In our lifelong quest for meaning, the Sagittarian archetypes of the Pilgrim, the Explorer, and the Wanderer call us to a mystical, magical Adventure that, at times, does involve some major bumps and boulders (sometimes outright avalanches) on the Road well or less traveled. These Soul lessons are intentional, happening when our Soul goes where it has never gone before.

To be in right relationship to the call of this Adventure, we must cultivate what Faith means to us as doubt can freeze us in our tracks. Sagittarius calls us to develop active Faith, dynamic Faith that goes beyond our homes, the yoga mat, our inner practice, or a weekend retreat.

We do this in part by finding a spiritual container that allows broader views and multi-layered insights into some heavy-lifting life questions such as Who am I? What have I come here to do? Who’s coming on this Adventure with me? As we unveil those answers layer by layer, we learn to integrate those Truths in every part of our lives.

As Explorers, we’ll inevitably find ourselves at major forks in the road that call us to make some significant life decisions that will permanently alter the original Map we brought for this life’s Road Trip

However, there are also countless times in any given day when we’re experiencing those fork-in-the-road moments in which we must decide what beliefs and thoughts we’ll continue to hold while we take those next steps in our Adventure.

For example…

I believe that the Universe will supply everything I need (faith and a belief in abundance). I can’t sleep, however, because I’m worried about how the money will come to pay this month’s bills (doubt and a belief in lack).

If you’re given the choice between doubt or faith, choose the mental fork in the road that resounds with faith. It sounds easy until we’re asked again and again to choose thoughts that align to faith over doubt. Abundance instead of lack. Compassion over criticism. Truth versus ignorance. Clarity instead of confusion. Love on the other side of fear.

We can’t control those crazy thoughts that pop up into our minds at random moments, but we can choose the next thought and the next one after that once we catch the tired story of our negative thinking.

This Full Moon, call on her luminous power to transform the belief or thought you can’t seem to shake. You know, the BIG ONE! Be specific, be vulnerable, surrender and have faith that you can transform it.

Sagittarius knows we’re not here to be on the Adventure alone. As we ramble on, we’ll meet a company of Players, a team of Allies in the flesh and in the inner realms, ones who’ll help us understand and live the magic of our destiny.

And although we may have periods in our life where we seem to be walking by ourselves, if we’re open to some company, our travels (literally and multi-dimensionally) will unfold with like-minded and like-hearted individuals who give us the space to be on our individual journey but also the space to grow together in love and intimacy. Some of these people we will call Husband, Wife, Partner, Lover

To have and to hold this type of High Romance, the feminine energy in us (man and woman alike) searches for the Truths of the Heart and Soul and takes the deep dive in sometimes murky waters to bring vulnerability and intimacy to the relationship we have with ourselves and with our Beloved. The masculine sets the course and protects the feminine with firm yet loving boundaries, so together they can move with lightness and in freedom. 

At this Full Moon, some of us are reviewing how our relationships are feeling as we are walking new edges of growth, healing and rebalancing the feminine and masculine within (the Inner Sacred Marriage) so that we can have the outer Marriage with the ones we love.

With this in mind, we may ask, What is the Truth of my relationships? Are the Feminine and Masculine awake, empowered and in balance? Which relationships give me the feeling of a sense of emotional safety, a sense of freedom, and a feeling that my priorities are being honored? And how am I showing up in allowing others the freedom and the safety to live as their Heart guides them?

In 2016, Chris and I walked across France and Spain on a trail called “The Camino,” a 780-km, centuries-old pilgrimage. Although I’d dreamed of going for years before we’d met, when Chris said why he needed to go, I was initially hesitant.

I had just officially launched my brand new business five days before he brought up the Camino and was eager to build this platform that had been shown to me in a meditation only 13 months earlier. He wanted us to leave in four weeks and I wasn’t sure I wanted to risk all the hard work I had put in just to leave my Adventure called Love Matters for six weeks. I went inward (activating the feminine within) and asked for my truth in his Call to Adventure.

I seriously contemplated this question: How willing was I to move beyond my current geography and beyond my comfort zone for Love? 

After asking for the highest truth to be shown, I saw this thinly veiled bubble of silvery energy descend from the summer sky. In it, Chris and I were walking on a heavily-treed mountain trail. The Camino. Seeing us on this path, I immediately knew we had to go to Spain on this pilgrimage although logically it made no sense. A second later, a dove flew over the two of us giving me the gift of peace that this was the right decision.

It was a surreal experience, but I was grateful for the clarity that Chris’s call was my call too.  I ultimately had to go to new levels of trust in the bigger Vision I held for myself and for us as Trail-mates in a Sacred Partnership that would allow us to lovingly transform as individuals and as a couple.

We are grateful we both heard and acted on the CallFor 42 days we ate and drank, walked and talked and laughed and cried up and down those steep hills in our cross-country hike that changed our relationship and our lives in ways which we’re still integrating. 

In our Quest for love and truthwe will all travel to new inner landscapes as part of our Divine Plan. Some of us will travel literally for Love.

This Full Moon you might include a date with any discontent you’re feeling as well as the deliciousness of the destiny you feel unfolding, asking where you’re headed next on this Sacred Adventure that is your life.

And when you do hear the next Call that will move you to the next Station, may you scale those higher peaks and swim those deeper oceans with much love, support and grace because when you personally live a fully lit-up life of Adventure, we are shown what’s possible for ours.