Be A Brilliant Light — Jone Victoria — June 14, 2009

What sets you apart?

Making a positive difference, in another’s life, is not hard.

Some guidance on how to begin:

Show restraint in saying the first thing that comes out of your mouth.

Be mindful when you drive, read, eat, talk, even when you listen. Give full attention to your actions of the moment.

Remember what your childhood was like when raising your children. Words are powerful and can create emotional fissures of low self-esteem or motivate greatness in all deeds.

Be seen with someone in public when everyone else has turned against them. Do not kick someone when they are down; one day you may be on the bottom looking up.

Surprise a friend in turmoil by not asking them what you can do — just do it. Doing the dishes, laundry, making a grocery run, picking up a prescription, washing a person’s hair can be invaluable gifts.

Help a friend who is overwhelmed with unemployment: take them to lunch, balance their checkbook, call the credit card people for them and reduce their interest rates, sit with them while they open their bills; anonymously pay for a home fuel delivery.

Donate food to the food pantry, clothes to the shelters, and time to the elderly who have no visitors in senior care centers.

When seeing a homeless person make eye-contact with them.

Imagine the word Tolerance tattooed on your chest.

You get the idea. The list is endless on how you can impact someone’s life.

This life is to be shared, not only with the four-legged, six and eight-legged, and winged ones that co-habit this Earth with us — with the two legged as well.

Spirituality is hard work, it takes effort. When you pass from this third dimensional reality you have your “light”, your essence, to be seen and welcomed by those we have loved and who are waiting to be with you again.

Each person has this incredible capacity to truly love and give forth of themselves to improve the quality of someone’s life.

Make your energy brilliant while you are in the present moment.

Karma is about action, not dormancy.

Jone’s blog was called “Reclaim Your Light” — and this post seems to be a part of her ongoing journey to bring this message to one and all. Jone believed that we are all born with that inner “Light” within our spirit — and that it is up to us to acknowledge this inner force, and to use it for good. How many of us are so involved with our phones or other technical devices that we are not paying attention! We seem to be living on the fringe of what is true and real. Let’s all try to be mindful and be aware of  each precious moment.

She cared for those she met who had lost their light, those who had wandered off their karmic pathway, and one of her most ardent desires was to help these individuals to be able to once again begin to get in touch with their spirituality. Jone believed that our “Light” transcended death, and our consciousness lived on without the baggage and pain of our earthly body. Much of her life was devoted to helping heal those who had lost their way or couldn’t seem to heal themselves either spiritually or physically. Her karma was a difficult choice — helping to heal is draining, especially when there is not only spiritual depletion, but physical as well. Jone had a hands-on approach that helped many — but also took a toll on her own physical being.

Jone tried to share her innermost truths with all of us — in straightforward and simple language, she put forth her ideas, visions, philosophy, learned principles, hard-won facts, and always with a compassionate love of humanity. It would serve us all well to try to live by her example and show empathy for all our brethren.

Peace

Lady Venus Enters Taurus — June 6th 2017

Early in the morning hours of June 6th at 2:27 AM EST (add one hour for DST), Lady Venus slips from the grip of confrontational and macho Aries, and into the more accommodating and discerning sign of Taurus for the rest of the month.   Lady Venus will quickly blend with the Earthy Fixed Taurus persona in order to find her most fervent and bewitching identity whilst in this new inspirational realm. Lady Venus will sparkle within the comfort of Taurus practical and steady dominion. Indeed Lady Venus will blossom and become ever more beautiful with the help of Taurus deep appreciation of all that is beautiful, fascinating and fashionable.

Ruling music, drama and all the arts (arcane and mysterious), our social lives, marriage and loved ones, all manner of beautifying our lives, clothing, decor, bringing Nature into our homes with flowers of all colors, our Lady Venus in Taurus will alter and change our perception of ourselves and our personal surroundings. Also, on a practical note — Lady Venus in Taurus will help to accentuate our monetary and/or real-estate issues. We would be wise to pay attention to our budget, especially our “outgo” to see where our monies seem to disappear so quickly. You may find your generous habit of getting coffee for the office is costing you much more than you bargained for when you first initiated this offer. You may also see that buying lunch every day is an expense you could cut just by bringing your lunch from home (and realize you won’t be wasting all those leftovers). Even little changes can help you to be more proactive in balancing your budget — perhaps you will be able to  put some of your savings into paying off a high-interest credit card — a win/win for you in every department.

Lady Venus feels especially romantic in Taurus, and seeks ways to connect with Her loved ones and may be looking for a new passionate connection of Her very own. Taurus can love deeply and loyally — always ready to serve those within the walls of his domain. With ever emotional and amorous Venus within those ivied walls, there is a heightened sense of romance and ardor. Lady Venus in Taurus may be one of the most loving and caring combinations in the Zodiac — ever faithful, committed and unwavering in their deep devotion to those they love. With the practical and stable character of Taurus by Her side — our Lady Venus is more than a force to be reckoned with — indeed — she is the epitome of power, strength and dynamic resolve — while remaining glamorous, feminine and ladylike! Lofty Taurus will also help Lady Venus with his practical approach to everyday living — a slow, balanced, and steady plan for the future, will help defer Venus often frivolous need to explore every new fashion-trend and progressive change that She may find of interest. These two working in concert will bring beauty, love, commitment, and deep passion into every moment of their lives.

On the 9th closing in on the noon hour, Venus and Mars find common ground and stimulate an attraction that seems Karmic and connected — maybe a lunch date is in the offing. In mid-afternoon on the 15th Venus in a mildly adversarial dust-up with Saturn, may make you  feel as if you are misunderstood, and that no-one has your back. It might be that you need a pick-me-up if you missed lunch — have a snack and reflect on the issue, and you may come to a more positive awareness. The 19th brings conflict between Lady Venus and the Sun in the early afternoon, it may behoove you to mind your manners and try to keep peace wherever you find yourself. In the wee hours of the 20th you may find that your dreams are stimulated by a Venus and Neptune aspect — try to remember that brilliant idea that made you feel so good when you woke up! Early risers on the 24th can be like the Early Bird and find that elusive item, issue or element that was the missing link in yesterdays questions and problems. You may be prone to sudden urges or impetuous actions in the late evening or early hours of July 3rd with Lady Venus and Uranus connecting — it would be advised to allow yourself some time to recalculate your impulsiveness for a more prepared approach. Lady Venus will enter the sign Gemini on July 4th at 7:12 PM EST (remember to add one hour for DST), once in Gemini — our Lady Venus becomes more flirtatious, fickle and frisky — so you may want to close any business action and/or seal the deal on a new love connection, before the capricious Lady Venus in Gemini is on the loose.

Hint — look for your Lady Venus in Taurus love interest while buying flowers, seeing a Chick Flick, when attending a play or music review, in a candy store (especially chocolate), having tea in a bakery shoppe, watching a fashion show, looking for a new house, having alterations done, getting a haircut, attending a friend’s wedding, taking cooking lessons, or being introduced by your Mom or sister, and helping her with her taxes.

 

Mars Enters Cancer — June 4th 2017

Leaving sprightly Gemini to enter sensitive Cancer on June 4th at 11:17 AM EST (add one hour for DST), Mars isn’t sure how well he will fare in this Watery Cardinal sign. Mars spirits are dampened and there is just too much emotional turmoil for Him to process easily. Still, once Mars begins to understand that they are both Cardinal signs, He can tap into that dogged determination that so many miss in our delicate Cancerians. Indeed, although our Cancer folks are totally committed to Mother, family and all close relationships, and have a gentle and non-competitive manner, they have an inner core of unbending strength and a good idea of what they want out of life.

I can remember working as a copywriter many years ago, and there was an executive position available — several women were up for the job — and the two front-runners were dynamic and successful business women. The other was more laid back, a people person who seldom was in the forefront of any meeting or discussion — however — she was a Cardinal Cancer — and she managed to work her way into the running in her subtle and understated manner. Most thought she didn’t have a chance at this high-profile position — however — when the decision was made — our Cancer had won out over the other two candidates! It wasn’t that she was more qualified, but that she understood who was making the decision, what they really wanted in a cohort, and how to manage the interoffice rivalry without seeming to be a part of it. After the announcement, that rippled with incredulity throughout the office — everyone began to see what a smart decision had been made. She had the ability to get the work done, without shunting aside or demeaning the others with whom she had to work with in close quarters. The moral here is to never underestimate a seemingly quiet, humble and self-deprecating Cancer!

But on to Mars as He traverses the watery depths of Caner during His stay here — not known for sensitivity or delicacy, Mars will use the watery emotional quotient of Cancer to intimidate and overwhelm others. Of course, this is not Mars favorite element and He doesn’t really have enough knowledge to handle the immensity of emotion that Cancer can evoke. Blundering into situations with so much angst, Mars finds himself awash with emotions he isn’t prepared to deal with and may find that the response from those he has offended will be a quick and reflexive antagonism and resentment. Floundering in the swirling eddy of having gone over-the-top with His usual bravado, Mars is brought up short with the negative and destructive path he seems to be on. Now, Mars truly is a smart cookie and will quickly realize he has to rein in these outrageous outbursts and bombastic actions. There will be some modification as Mars settles uncomfortably into the realm of Cancer. Mars will begin to use the highly subtle and emotional quotient of Cancer to push His agenda forward but with a little more consideration of other’s feelings. Mars has a dust-up with Jupiter after midnight on the 25th enhancing dream states and perhaps inflating an already strong ego, however, meeting up with Neptune on the 26th, we will see how Mars in Cancer can blend with one another in order to find that elusive and spiritual aspect of this evocative and poignant Cardinal Water sign.

Mars in Cancer Love Style — this is always a difficult love style to explain — Mars is not happy in this watery realm, His feelings are either hidden deeply away in the abyss of his soul, or written on his sleeve for everyone to see. Mars is a more sensitive persona herein, but that same sensitivity can make Mars a bit more off-putting when attracted to someone. Not wanting to appear weak or less than macho — Mars dilemma holds him back when wanting to express His deepest emotions. When in the presence of those he finds appealing, He often becomes a bumbler — awkward and unable to say just what he means. Often keeping His distance, he adores from afar and only a very perceptive and discerning person will be able to understand how deeply He feels. If and when that special person can begin a real conversation with this emotional Mars, and they can connect on a soul-level will there will be hope, otherwise, a frustrated Mars love may go unrequited.

Now — on the other hand — is our Mars in Cancer who falls in love deeply and often overwhelms the object of His affection with too much too soon! Everyone knows who He loves, how much He adores them, and why he can’t live without them. If the one He is pursuing isn’t interested, Mars in Cancer can become depressed and disheartened. Perhaps the strangest conundrum here is that because of the Karmic influences associated with the sign Cancer, i.e., Mother/Father, Family, Siblings –– those to whom He is attracted may be a Karmic attraction entailing past-life issues. Some of these attractions may indeed be pay-back problems to be resolved — but Mars is somewhat blinded by the feelings of love that being in Cancer brings into His being. If, however, there is a positive Karmic connection our Mars may find his one and only soul-mate.

I guess the bottom line is that Mars in Cancer folks really have to be aware of their vulnerability in choosing a mate or partner. So much of their persona may be picking up signals in the wrong way — seeing love connections where only friendship is offered, or not speaking out when there may indeed be a soul-mate in the offing,  The best thing a Mars in Cancer can do, is to learn to love him/herself — get to know themselves — and be aware that the biggest choice they may make during this lifetime is about whom they choose to marry. Once connected to their one-and-only — there is a beautiful joining of two souls at a transcendent level. It’s worth working towards this monumental goal, for the lifetime of true love you deserve.

 

 

June’s Astrological Activity — 2017

June opens with a lovely Venus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius trine around lunchtime, that can bring people into your life that are helpful, and you also may find someone at work who has noticed your skills and/or your beauty. We all can benefit from such a strong and positive moment in time, if we can learn to work with this ethereal energy, and allow ourselves to consciously accept the highest vibrations of the Universe to guide us on our way.

Here in New England, we are just entering our warm summer months,  which we assiduously seek as we look forward to sunbathing, swimming, camping, and being in the great outdoors, communing with nature. Barbecues, family reunions, the Fourth of July, and simply being able to enjoy New England at its finest. Vacations have been planned, weddings are in the offing, a sense of excitement and relief abound as the weather allows us to get together to reconnect with one another. Each family outing, party or spontaneous day at the pool, brings such joy and a feeling of belonging — to each other, to our species, and to everything beautiful in our world. I cannot explain how each ordinary connection seems so extraordinary as we renew conversations, share our thoughts and cherish each and every singular  moment.

This month the Full Moon in Sagittarius crests at 8:09 AM EST (add one hour for DST) on the 9th at 18 degrees of the sign. The Full Moon is riding high in the sky with Saturn, so some caution is advised when you are out and about. You may find some solace in meditation or spiritual impressions, allow all of your senses to be open to any messages or intuitive thoughts. The New Moon in Cancer will crest on the 23rd at 9:30 PM EST at 2 degrees of the sign, those whose birthdays fall near this date will be starting a new lunar year — bringing a renewal of interest in all things familial and connected with loved ones. Make sure you accept any invitations to gatherings with family and friends — you may find an answer to one of your questions, and find someone who shares your values and traditions.

The first nine days of the month are active with the morning of the 3rd bringing a beautiful trine with the Sun and Jupiter bringing optimism into our lives, and Venus conjunct Uranus bringing a thrill of unexpected excitement. Mars enters the sign Cancer on the 4th — Venus enters the sign Taurus, and Mercury enters the sign Gemini on the 6th until entering Cancer on the 21st! On the 9th Jupiter turns Direct at 13 degrees of Libra — whew — it’s a busy beginning to our fruitful June. We can look forward to a lot of activity and a wonderful season ahead. Jupiter moving forward, will be once again sending out more positive vibes that we can use in order to revive old plans, find new outlets for our inspiration, and on a more practical level — find new furnishings and/or clothing in balance with our lifestyles. You may be enthusiastic about a new idea, a found treasure, or an interesting new acquaintance.

Of course, June heralds the Summer Solstice on the 20th which we may find is more powerful as the Sun in Cancer is closing in on a meeting with quicksilver Mercury at zero degrees on the 21st! We may be too quick to assess a situation, let some time pass until you know all the facts and facets of the status quo. Beware of sharing too much too soon with someone you’ve just met. Still, many aspects will encourage us to take another look at what we want, and the Universe is giving us the go-ahead to renew plans with a more relaxed and optimistic outlook. Work issues should ease a bit over the next few months, and a more vibrant and hopeful atmosphere will ensue.

The Planet Neptune in Pisces will begin Retrograde motion on the 16th of the month continuing until November 22nd — we have a unique opportunity to dig deep into our psyche in order to find our own truths. During this time span it would behoove us to take note of any unusual or extraordinary thoughts, visions, intuitions or dreams that we might have, in order to explore those areas of our inner consciousness that may have previously been unclear. It is Neptune’s way to make us truly desire the honest and simple truth, before allowing us to access the information that will enable us to find our Bliss. Find where Pisces lives in your chart and there will be your enchanted zone whilst Neptune visits therein. I have heard many folks saying lately that they are experiencing vivid dream states, are having more intuition, and some are finding that they have a knack for ESP. Using the gifts of the Universe can help all of us find our truest pathway through this lifetime.

Venus is happy being in Taurus — both love the good life, extravagant pleasures and extraordinary beauty! The caveat here is to be careful not to get too enamored of the “high” life and keep your head firmly on the Earth plane. An occasional luxury or indulgence is usually okay — but remember your budget, and spend accordingly. You don’t want to be saddled with a large credit card debt for something you purchased, but cannot fully use or find was ill-timed.

With Mars in Cancer, we will find more thought and focus on our home and family. When the Sun enters Cancer on the 20th along with Mercury, this scenario is further strengthened. Along with Neptune in Pisces, our entire consciousness will be turned to what we feel our priorities are, what is truly important that will improve our relationships within the family circle. There can be an awakening within all of our higher concepts of what it is to be human. Can we as humans find our way to global compassion, world acceptance, open to all living beings? I guess  my question is — can we humans all be a little more humane, civilized and enlightened? If there is to be any hope in this world — I think the answer must be a mighty yes!

On Sunday the 4th, as Mars enters Cancer, the Sun clashes with Neptune causing some confusion and hesitancy — you may just want to take a long walk to clear your head. On the 9th Venus in Taurus sextiles Mars in Cancer mid-morning, stimulating our senses in seeking out those compatible others we may find interesting and attractive, you may want to say yes to a lunch date. On the 13th Mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Libra enjoy a special moment at the clock nears the noon hour, conversation is light and breezy, and there are good vibes in the workplace. Later in the evening Mercury is in a snit with Neptune — we may disagree with what someone is saying that sounds false — it might be better to go to bed early. During the morning rush hour on the 15th the Sun and Saturn bump heads so caution is advised, be careful of distracted drivers and try to relax once you’ve gotten into work. The 18th brings a pleasant aspect between the Sun and Uranus in the afternoon — if you’re at a pool party or barbecue the conversation is lively and a capricious atmosphere keeps things lively. On the 21st Mercury conjuncts the Sun in Cancer during the morning hours, perhaps bringing strong emotions out — try to communicate your ideas clearly and without drama. In the wee hours of the 24th Venus and Pluto may pique our dreams and bring some revelation about one of our problems that can prove to be helpful. Mars clashes with Jupiter after midnight on the 25th giving us a restless night where we try to find elusive answers.In the early morning of the  26th, Mars in good aspect to Neptune may help us get by these late night issues and we will intuitively know how to solve the problem — we have to rely on our instincts and the fact that karma plays a role in our lives. After fretting about our decision, on the 27th by dinner time we will be relieved as Mercury trines Neptune and we feel we have handled the situation to the best of our ability. The 28th brings Mercury and Mars into close quarters, hold on to your temper in the early afternoon, especially if someone seems to be needling you for no reason — it’s their problem — not yours. As the month comes to an end, there are undercurrents of distrust and acrimony — it’s our job to rise above any petty or mean-spirited individuals and to bring our own sense of honesty, truth and decency into our own realm.

As the summer months begin to warm and the Sun brings its healing and spiritual rays shining down upon us, we can bask in the knowledge that we know in our hearts that we are on the right pathway throughout our lifetime here on Earth. Living up to our own highest standards can inspire and encourage those who may be wavering in their lives. Remembering all of those who knew the right thing to do — and they persisted!

Peace

 

 

Nature a Perfect Roommate — December 19, 2008 — Jone Victoria

When I lived in an apartment, there were times that I yearned for the Nature Spirits I enjoyed as a kid. I was so fortunate to have spent countless hours as a kid playing in acres of woods across from my home. Sure, there were challenges bringing some element of the outdoors into my cramped little dwelling, but even within the smallest spaces there are solutions to be found.

Feeling Walled In?

If you lease your space, ask your landlord if you can paint the walls. When I lived in New Jersey, my apartment had stark white walls, but I was allowed to paint them, as long as I returned them to the original color upon my leaving. A visit to the craft store for ivy stencils and acrylic paints was the quick fix I needed. I then stippled my way to garden heaven covering the bathroom walls with leaves, tendrils and flowers.

Soaking in a warm, herb scented bath transported me to a place that looked like a magical garden. I placed small potted flowers on every flat surface and larger leafy greens on the floor. At the end of a stressful day the idea of spending a solid hour in the bath with my books and watching the zillion tea lights flicker and throw shadows against the walls of ivy was tranquil bliss.

Windows of Your Mind

If you don’t have the liberty to paint, there are plenty of creative ideas to choose from. When you look out your windows, what do you see? If your vista lacks an expanse of nature or is less than desirable, I found a place today on the internet that may solve this problem for you.  Can you imagine having cathedral stained-glass windows?

Other Suggestions

Buy a bamboo room divider that you can paint or stencil. Use it to create a corner of Sacred Space.

Not using a small utility closet? Take the door off its hinges and create an altar space of all things meaningful to you. Hang up a photograph of nature on the back wall to use as a focal point. Add a zazen bench or zafu for meditation; throw in some plants and incense.Voila! You have your own altar space.

Place a large bowl of beach shells, sea glass, or rocks you’ve collected in your Sacred Space.

Display wonderful things you’ve found, i.e., rattlesnake skins, feathers, unusual tree branches.

Buy a Bonsai plant.

Put up any photographs of nature: corn stalks, seascapes, Mt. Everest, clouds, bushels of apples.

Purchase Sounds of Nature CD’s i.e., tropical rain forest, ocean sounds, thunderstorms. Or play indigenous chanting/songs of power.

String up some Buddhist prayer flags.

Add a Medicine Shield.

Even in a studio apartment there is space for Mother Nature as a roommate.

 

Happy Birthday dear Jone — May 27th — never forgotten — always loved.

As you read this post, you can feel Jone’s need to commune with Nature — we often talked about the Earth and our capacity to be healed with the power of simply breathing in the myriad essences of Mother Nature. Jone actually had a stele (a large upright stone) placed in her front yard, providing a meditation focus and its own earthy vibration. We both were able to feel the ancient energy of those huge stones deep within the ground (the Earth-keepers) — and every time we passed a construction sight that was dismantling these behemoths we were saddened as they were slowly crushed and their primordial spirit was lost and scattered to the four winds.

Jone’s homes always had some area where Nature held sway — a shelf with plants, a nook with stones and shells, Native American Dream-catchers and drums, a photograph of a sunflower or as she mentions — corn stalks. I am privileged to have a huge framed photograph of a sunflower taken by her friend — and also the corn stalks — a smaller photo that seems to hold within it a sprite or djinn — one of the Nature Spirits she so loved. Actually, Jone was able to make wherever she lived her own space. Her vivacious personality and elan overtook any mundane or ordinary area with an inner light and spiritual wisdom. Jone loved the ocean, the woods, any bucolic area where she could commune with Nature was where she found solace, strength, and succor.

I can still imagine Jone with me as I see a beautiful tree, an unusual stone, or just observe the new leaves beginning to blossom in the Spring — I can feel her smiling as she shares these magical moment with me.

New Moon in Gemini Reminder — May 25th 2017

Our New Moon in Gemini crests at 2:45 PM EST (add one hour for DST) — it is a great opportunity to put your own spin on what you would like to see happen in the next few months. Gemini is such an upbeat and adventurous sign that brings a unique outlook on all things human! Flirtatious, intelligent, and ruled by quick-witted Mercury, Gemini covers all manner of communication, education and our neighbors, kin and business acquaintances.  But as said many times before — we can write out our affirmations for anything that we believe would improve our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Use the quixotic, optimistic and idealistic power of the Gemini New Moon and believe in enchantment and magic!

Believe!

New Moon in Gemini — May 25th 2017

The engaging and intelligent Gemini New Moon will crest at 2:45 PM EST (add one hour for DST), at 4 degrees of the sign. Those whose birthdays are near will be starting a new Lunar Cycle, perhaps bringing new people into your life, or things may be getting busy with a new job, a new residence, or a new attraction that piques your imagination and heart.

For all of us, of course, there is the possibility of putting forth our affirmations, dreams, wishes, and desires in order to have them enter the ether where they can take root and become our own reality. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign that can be flirtatious, scatty, brilliant, emotional, friendly, and uniquely able to get us to think outside the box! Indeed, this New Moon in Gemini can actually start us on an entirely new pathway in order to fulfill those desires nearest and dearest to our hearts.

Of course, there are always some impediments or roadblocks of various intensity that we may have to deal with to actually keep moving in a forward motion. Our job is to weed out those minor things that can safely be ignored, and focus on the things that will enhance our ability to find that elusive pathway to our dreams and goals. It seems to me, that today our young and/or middle-aged folks are under a lot of pressure in their jobs, their lives, and their personal needs and desires. Somehow, as the work-force has been honed to its most efficient and perhaps under-manned phase, everyone is trying to do more in less time, for less compensation, and they are being less appreciated. Retirement is just a distant fantasy for many hard-working people, and many who did retire — are now working in menial jobs just to stay afloat financially. Using the power of a New Moon phase can help to guide your future to a kinder and gentler place.

Again, I believe I am harking back to a time when there was more compassion, honor, acceptance and approval for everyone — no matter their status or abilities. Life seems to have become quite difficult, just something to “get through” each day  — without those simple pleasures — enjoyment , laughter, joy, or love!

Take this special moment in time and think about what would make your life happier, more rewarding, and would hold more compassion, caring and love. It’s time to take care of you, your loved ones, and your spirit!

I remember running into a friend with whom I had once worked, in a Supermarket at the checkout counter — she had a few staples (bread, milk, tea) on the counter, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers that seemed to glow with a radiant light. We said “Hello” and I admired her flowers, she smiled shyly and said, “It’s important not only to feed your body, but more important to feed your soul”. As a single retired lady (of a certain age), I knew she was on a strict budget. Still — she had the wisdom to take care of her entire being. It’s a lesson that wasn’t lost on me, and I’ve recalled our encounter many times, and when necessary — I have done something for myself that “Fed my Soul“. Never have I felt that I was being indulgent or neglecting another’s needs — by caring for ourselves (especially Mothers and Dads) — we become stronger and better able to handle those difficult times in our lives — ready and strong enough to take care of business!

Alrighty then — a bit off script — but a good thought for one and all to ponder — however, we are here to connect with the vitality, power and energy of the New Moon in Gemini in order to help us bring to fruition those things that will make our lives better, more fulfilling and more enduring. With Gemini’s ability to seek new ways of doing things, to find unusual methods of working creatively and as always — Gemini’s ability to communicate as a friend to one and all, we can broaden our list of affirmations and wishes to include a myriad of offbeat, unique  and out-of-the-box ideas! Perhaps you have always thought about enhancing a hobby, now might be the time to pursue your passion. Or if you have yearned for the time and money to take that once-in-a-lifetime vacation — dream big and go for it with a meaningful affirmation! With quixotic Gemini — those daydreams can be put into the ether to start their own journey to be manifested into your reality! Look at your chart to see where Gemini lives for a clue as to how best to use this airy energy — in the 5th house — perhaps a chance at a new romance, the 10th house a promotion at work, in the 3rd house reconnecting with siblings or old friends — use the karmic ancient knowledge of the ages to enhance your chance for a truly extraordinary moment.

The Gemini New Moon crests on May 25th at 2:45 PM EST (add one hour for DST) at 4 degrees of the sign — so the rest of the day will be the most auspicious for writing out your wishes, but the New Moon energy will be in the ether for at least another day. Just try thinking differently and more creatively as you peruse your usual lists of desires and wishes. With the New Moon in Gemini on the job — magical manifestations can happen!

Peace