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What light bulb flashes have you received from the Quantum Field?

 

September is upon us and it has been almost six months since my State was on lock down and my job went remote. You all know how the rest went down. While it does not feel like a typical Fall season to me, it DOES feel right to introduce a new blogging challenge!

Litebeing Chronicles has held a yearly blogging challenge every year except 2019. For some reason, I was not inspired and I let it go. At this point inspiration has taken root and I am excited to propose this challenge to all my faithful readers and writers. We have had such a fun time with the various challenges and I know we can all use more fun in our lives.

So here’s the theme: How have you changed internally? Can you share some new thoughts, ideas, projects, attitudes that have sprung up as a result of your evolution? This challenge is about describing how you have integrated the lessons from this “unprecedented time” and how you have seen your unique transformation unfold.

Before writing this up, I drew a Four card spread for the Pisces Full Moon. The Judgment Card came up as the final card in the spread, which is a summary of the reading.

 

Goddess tarot deck by Kris Waldherr

 

Meaning : Time for a major and necessary change in life: often welcome, but frightening because of its magnitude. Confidence in this change.

Clearly this card validated that this is the Divine Time for this theme to be executed.

 

This will be a very low maintenance project. I do not want this to be a chore. Trust me on this!

Instructions:

1- Choose a date between now and 12-31-2020.

2-Write about your insights, ideas, and evolution.

3-Contact me with the date of your choice to post on your blog or site. Give me your name, the date and the link to your site. I will track the dates as I  have done with past challenges.

4-On the date you have chosen, publish you post and link back to this page, mentioning Litebeing Chronicles Change Challenge. That’s it, simple right?

Odds and Ends:

Life will go on without a cute challenge badge, however if you want to create one, please contact me in the comments below, or here.

Please share with your friends and/or social network. I always welcome new people to the party.

You have 3 months to write, but please do not take three months to decide. I want this to be lowkey, but I also want to remind you that time is flying by at warped speed.

Please speak to me if you have any questions about the theme. This is not a challenge about the pandemic or masks vs no masks, etc. This IS a challenge about owning and expressing how this journey has transformed you inside and out.

To illustrate, I will give you an example from my life: As a psychic human, I figured out at some point that prediction times are irrelevant because thought and form occur outside of linear time. I understood this and I talk and write about it regularly. And yet, I now grasp this at an entirely new level. My awareness has expanded. Case in point, a few days ago I was re-reading part of my travel journal to Europe from 1991. There was a few pages left over from the trip and I used them to continue with my routine journal notes. I was interested in seeing what happened that year because I have not read this journal in decades. This tiny purple ( of course ) book was in a desk drawer, mostly forgotten. I quickly scanned the pages, looking for anything that might be significant in the present moment. I saw my reaction to a visit with a channel who I consulted with annually, either in a group or individually. She stated that the US government would fall apart. I wrote how I found this news scary. It is happening now, 29 years later! This revelation drove the point home that all timelines occur simultaneously and I am now truly “living this truth.”

I hope you are excited about participating in this blogging challenge. I have missed collaborating with all of you and am eager to hear about how you are growing and creating.

While composing this post, an old song from the Brady Bunch popped into my head, I enjoy the irony about showing a YouTube video about change set in the 1970s! If you listen to the lyrics you will see that they resonate with this new world of 2020.

Challenge Post Calendar

11 -22-20   Tania 

11- 26- 20 Linda at  litebeing.com

11-27-20

11-28-20

11-29-20

11-30-20 Ka at  fiestaestrellas.com

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12-2-20 Kristen

12-3-20

12-4-20

12-5-20

12-6-20

12-7-20

12-8-20

12-9-20

12-10-20

12-11-20

12-12-20

12-13-20

12-14-20

12-15-20

12-16-20

12-17-20

12-18-20

12-19-20

12-20-20 Maria

12-21-20

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12-23-20

12-24-20

12-25-20

12-26-20

12-27-20

12-28-20

12-29-20

12-30-20

12-31-20

 

all images except for the tarot card courtesy of wikipedia.org and Pexels, public domain

The Time is Ripe for Change

Finally a nuanced original voice in a sea of hyperbole. Just read with an open mind 🙂 Thank you Maria

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I wanted to cover a topic that has been given a lot of air time, because there can be misunderstandings.

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Alchemy of 2020

Please enjoy Tania’s contribution to My Change Challenge. Such a great way to kick off the festivities! Tania is a brave, sensitive creative faerie goddess who has a heart bursting with authentic loving energy. There is still time to join the fun, just add a comment to Challenge post of fill out the contact form on my blog.
Namaste dear Tania ❤

Tania Marie

I chose this photo of me for this post, as I feel it reflects the essence of growth and change 2020 has been for me – a bunny leap into a role I was born for.

Today’s post is inspired by my sweet friend Linda of Litebeing Chronicles. I embraced the invitation to share my story of evolution during what is sure to be a year we will not forget, as part of Litebeing’s Change Challenge. While each of our journeys within 2020’s historical web will vary greatly, that is exactly why I feel that sharing how we’ve navigated an unprecedented time period can be valuable, as we continue to expand our perspectives.

I think it will also be interesting to look back on this year and so by sitting down to write this, it invites deeper reflection and acknowledgment of what feels like light years of growth…

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New Moon Melancholy

As Scorpio season wanes and the sun moves into Sagittarius today, I am eager to post about my New Scorpio moon experience. So many bleed-ins from the present and past, possibly mixed with my future?

The festivities started last Saturday November 14th in the CVS parking lot. After shopping I return to my car. Parked next to me is a red MG Midget, a relic from the past. As the driver leaves the vehicle, I say ” I like your car. ”

And so it begins.

My first serious boyfriend Paul ( who would not care at all I am using his first name) drove a dark red MG Midget and at that time I had not seen one before ( and frankly have not seen many since). Maybe his Moon in Aries helped him choose the color. I loved that car, a sporty 2 seat convertible that drove us many places together back in the day. I knew immediately that this sighting was a sign from the Divine. What I had yet to discover was its significance. I clearly miss many signs and symbols as I become distracted, but this was such an easy one. I really like cars and notice them often. So who and whatever was guiding me was definitely on point.

I have no baggage with Paul, this wasn’t about him. My mind started leaping on the ride home. I thought of another boyfriend Paul I had met a year or so earlier. I would not say we have huge ties anymore, but who knows? It quickly dawned on me that November 14th, today in this story, was his birthday! I say was, because he is dead.  While he and I were about the same age, he died quite awhile ago. I blogged about it somewhere. It appears from my research that this death was not of natural causes, but I am speculating. I know he had struggles but had hoped he found a way to keep them at bay. So I began to sob….

I sat in the sadness, soaking up all the Plutonian energy. Then Bono came on the radio. The U2 front man has Cap rising and Scorpio moon, potent as this lunation has Saturn in Capricorn as its final depositor. Bono which also has this Saturn placement natally. Did you know his real name is Paul? Did you connect this to the Pluto Saturn conjunction of 2020 which is connected to this New Moon? See how astrology operates and why I am so passionate about it.

First The Sweetest Thing comes on, and I am smiling and crying. These are all blue eyed boys and I am the brown eyed girl, lol! Then the radio plays All That You Can’t Leave Behind and the water works go full throttle. This song is about death, release, and forgiveness and it triggers me about another flame who shares my birthday with this distinction of being born on a New Scorpio moon. The final song on the cosmic playlist is Broken Arrow. I know the Rod Stewart version but this was sung by the songwriter Robbie Robertson from the Band, who is part Native American. Apparently he wanted to incorporate some elements from his native heritage. This song is incredibly intense and I associate with the love of my life, Capricorn rising, Scorpio moon. I really feel my life within this song. Robbie released it in 1987 when I met said love of my life ( thus far). I researched his chart to find linkage and I did discover Pluto right on his descendant. Both LOML and myself have Pluto in the 7th.

I allowed myself to feel everything: sadness, grief, longing, emptiness, etc, I really tapped into my loneliness. Around this time period I have been studying Animist Psychology and having very occult/mystical leaning dreams and mid-waking visions. I have not thoroughly processed these. but some themes include former loves, ancestors, living out loud, and my beloved cats who I believe are now among my guides.

As Venus enters Scorpio, I will continue to remain as open as I can to my guidance. I am not assuming these men, alive or dead, are trying to contact me. I am grateful for what they gave me and what I learned from relationship.

car images courtesy of wikipedia.org, public domain

Litebeing’s Change Challenge

UPDATE: Hi all! This announcement was originally posted back in September and the response has not been what I had envisioned. A few folks signed up and a few more agreed to participate but have not given me dates yet. We will go on with those already onboard, but I am asking for more bloggers to join in! These challenges have been so full of energy in the past, and I think we need more community now, not less!
Please sign up by the end of November and come to me with any questions! Thanks to those who have made this journey expansive and luminous! ❤

 

What light bulb flashes have you received from the Quantum Field?

 

September is upon us and it has been almost six months since my State was on lock down and my job went remote. You all know how the rest went down. While it does not feel like a typical Fall season to me, it DOES feel right to introduce a new blogging challenge!

Litebeing Chronicles has held a yearly blogging challenge every year except 2019. For some reason, I was not inspired and I let it go. At this point inspiration has taken root and I am excited to propose this challenge to all my faithful readers and writers. We have had such a fun time with the various challenges and I know we can all use more fun in our lives.

So here’s the theme: How have you changed internally? Can you share some new thoughts, ideas, projects, attitudes that have sprung up as a result of your evolution? This challenge is about describing how you have integrated the lessons from this “unprecedented time” and how you have seen your unique transformation unfold.

Before writing this up, I drew a Four card spread for the Pisces Full Moon. The Judgment Card came up as the final card in the spread, which is a summary of the reading.

 

Goddess tarot deck by Kris Waldherr

 

Meaning : Time for a major and necessary change in life: often welcome, but frightening because of its magnitude. Confidence in this change.

Clearly this card validated that this is the Divine Time for this theme to be executed.

 

This will be a very low maintenance project. I do not want this to be a chore. Trust me on this!

Instructions:

1- Choose a date between now and 12-31-2020.

2-Write about your insights, ideas, and evolution.

3-Contact me with the date of your choice to post on your blog or site. Give me your name, the date and the link to your site. I will track the dates as I  have done with past challenges.

4-On the date you have chosen, publish you post and link back to this page, mentioning Litebeing Chronicles Change Challenge. That’s it, simple right?

Odds and Ends:

Life will go on without a cute challenge badge, however if you want to create one, please contact me in the comments below, or here.

Please share with your friends and/or social network. I always welcome new people to the party.

You have 3 months to write, but please do not take three months to decide. I want this to be lowkey, but I also want to remind you that time is flying by at warped speed.

Please speak to me if you have any questions about the theme. This is not a challenge about the pandemic or masks vs no masks, etc. This IS a challenge about owning and expressing how this journey has transformed you inside and out.

To illustrate, I will give you an example from my life: As a psychic human, I figured out at some point that prediction times are irrelevant because thought and form occur outside of linear time. I understood this and I talk and write about it regularly. And yet, I now grasp this at an entirely new level. My awareness has expanded. Case in point, a few days ago I was re-reading part of my travel journal to Europe from 1991. There was a few pages left over from the trip and I used them to continue with my routine journal notes. I was interested in seeing what happened that year because I have not read this journal in decades. This tiny purple ( of course ) book was in a desk drawer, mostly forgotten. I quickly scanned the pages, looking for anything that might be significant in the present moment. I saw my reaction to a visit with a channel who I consulted with annually, either in a group or individually. She stated that the US government would fall apart. I wrote how I found this news scary. It is happening now, 29 years later! This revelation drove the point home that all timelines occur simultaneously and I am now truly “living this truth.”

I hope you are excited about participating in this blogging challenge. I have missed collaborating with all of you and am eager to hear about how you are growing and creating.

While composing this post, an old song from the Brady Bunch popped into my head, I enjoy the irony about showing a YouTube video about change set in the 1970s! If you listen to the lyrics you will see that they resonate with this new world of 2020.

Challenge Post Calendar

11 -22-20   Tania at taniamarieartist.wordpress.com

11- 26- 20 Linda at  litebeing.com

11-30-20 Ka at  fiestaestrellas.com

 

 

 

all images except for the tarot card courtesy of wikipedia.org and Pexels, public domain

Birthday – Interrupted

Happy Birthday to Me, lol!  It has been one week and honestly I don’t appear any different. While I can feel into the familiar Scorpio energy, most days are not very different from one another from where I sit. Not what I expected for such a milestone, 60 years of the sun returning to its exact zodiac placement at birth. My mom called and left a voicemail telling me my horoscope is great for this year. She reads the daily scopes in the paper. I think she forgets I am an astrologer, but I did go check it out online to see what it said ( above). It does look good and my Capricorn niece gave me the best gift, a phone call from college. To have this connection with her and to know she truly loves me, moved me to tears. My nieces are my heart and I work hard to keep the bond intact.

Here is the horoscope for Scorpios for 11/6/20, even more promising!

Is this for me or the presumed President Elect or all Pluto babies? I know I could use a boost in a new direction. I asked myself how could I enjoy the day, given the limitations? I settled on taking a leisurely ride down a favorite route and enjoying a nice takeout meal, complete with a decadent cake. My first choice would have been a group dinner at Zahav, a fabulous spot. My second choice was a pizza and champagne, but my tummy cannot handle either right now. So since I often lean towards Asian cuisine for takeout celebrations, I chose dim sum and salmon pictured below.

Crab and shrimp shumai dumplings
Brandy hoisin glazed scottish salmon
Chocolate chip cheesecake

The day contained some synchs, including songs and memories from the 1980s. I thought about my college years, triggered in part by my niece’s phone call but also by the songs that played on the radio.  A previous Pluto Saturn transit was on my mind. Michael Lutin talks about planetary stations like Mercury going direct, as portals to other timelines when a similar astro event occurred.  Mercury at 27 Libra aligns with the Pluto Saturn conjunction that occurred on November 7 1982 at 27 degrees Libra, right after my birthday! Of course the connect also aligns with the current Jupiter Saturn Pluto conjunction, squaring the 27 Libra degree. When I realized now that I lived that then, I was amazed. I did not own an ephemeris yet and this was pre-internet. The activity took place in my 8th house and while the break up with my boyfriend was crushing, my senior year in college rocked! The economy sucked, but I was only focused on finding a job, which I did with ease. It was nothing like 2020, but what is like 2020? I was worried back in January when I saw that my niece’s birthday was the day after the conjunction, and the action was conjunct her sun, unlike my 1982 experience, where my sun was shielded from the major players. It looks like she has handled it well, maybe due in part to her natal Pluto Saturn opposition. She is such a strong mature young woman, shaped in part by such powerful planetary placements.

So I took an aimless drive on a reliably lovely path, something I have not done in months. It took some adjustment to get into the groove and enjoy the ride! Two construction detours tested my reserve, but I found my way back safely, taking in the farmland and riveting fall colors.

I focused on what I enjoy, beauty, connection, nature, good food, and music, along with guidance from the Divine. Yet, it really was not much different from the day before. The day after was different because the Presidential election was called. But I am not going there today. The point is that I thought 60 would be a big deal and it wasn’t. The 1982 birthday was different because it was the first time I did not celebrate with my family. My boyfriend took me to his childhood home up in Rosetto PA, to meet his family and to also celebrate his grandmother’s birthday. It was so cool to be up in the mountains and I felt embraced by his people. You never know what any moment brings. Last year’s birthday I was ill and vomited because I took too much of a medication by mistake and spent the day I took off from work at home. But I made up for it when I was ready. Life for me now is mostly about letting more situations go and finding a decent plan B, with plenty of gratitude. Here are some recent additions that bring me joy; a book all about the Barnes, containing photos of the entire collection and my new foliage plant :

foliage plant

Today is another day, freshly enveloped in Jupiter Pluto conjunction at 22 degrees Capricorn, on the precipice of the Mars station at 15 degrees Aries. Perhaps this Mars station will provide a portal for you. I expect much drama around the world, so let’s see what develops. What I am noticing personally is conflict arising from unlikely sources, so I am laying low and minding my Ps and Qs. It is funny how these ancient sayings enter into my consciousness, but that is how writing works for me.

The unrainy days have been gorgeous and I am upping my photo game, acutely aware that the recent rain has emptied many of the trees of their autumn hued leaves. I relish the warm clouds, gentle winds, vibrant skies and sumptuous visual delights of November. I was incarnated once in 1960, right after a very intense presidential election, on a warm Sunday afternoon. So here I am and here we are, breathing on the same planet, but maybe living in different dimensions. Let’s enjoy our perspective and make the most of our time here.

Animist Psychology ~ Last Call

Hi everyone!

This is a short invitation to join this fascinating course I am taking with Daniel Foor. Forgive me that I did not alert you sooner, I have been quite distracted and busy. Today, November 10th is the final day to register for this 8 week course on Animist Psychology. This course found me and  knew it was important, as many synchronicities will reveal. I received an email invite for a course on ancestral healing and was wondering why I no longer receive notifications about Daniel Foor’s courses. So I went to his website and lo and behold this brand new class was being offered and starting soon. They also gave me a scholarship!

Here is a short description from the site:

As a participant you can expect accessible and interactive learning, invitations to reflect at depth on your own journey through guided experiential practices, and an increased ability to identify and speak to important psychological and cultural dynamics in your personal lives and communities of practice. Topics include: colonialism and mental health, ancestral curses, archetypal possession, psychosis and spiritual emergency, belonging in places with major historical trauma, cultivating resilience in partnership with the ancestors and land, and a range of other considerations under the banner of Animist Psychology.  Resources included with each lesson favor ancestrally diverse voices both within and outside the psychological establishment, and additional calls each week (times vary for international inclusivity) include options for BIPOC and LGBTQI-only small discussion groups. Finally, the approach to learning is kind and inclusive with lots of space for questions, and peer discussion.

I looked at Daniel’s chart ( without birthtime) and discovered he is incredibly Plutonian ( Sun conjunct Pluto opposite moon, Pluto square Mars). His tone is calming and soft, yet I can feel the underlying intensity and passion about this work. The lessons and live calls allow me to think and process in a new way both as a clinician and as a human. This material is designed for those not trained in psychology but who are intrigued by the spirit of the land, animals, plants, the spirit world and one’s ancestral lineage. It is so much more than I can say and draws from so many disciplines.

The course is quite affordable and offers payment plans. All lessons are recorded along with ritual exercises, live calls, and breakout groups and are accessible forever!

Visit here to learn more!

I had planned to include this invite with another post, but I could not get to posting anything new. If this course seems like something you would enjoy, go check it out! I decided within minutes because I knew in my gut I would grow and discover more of who I am at my core.   

Namaste until the next time!

Trudging Through The Revolution

Yesterday was my ,ahem, 60th birthday. Today Democracy was salvaged and Fascism averted. What will top these events tomorrow?

I am not prepared to post any new material yet, but want to reblog this post about my city, my country, and what it means to evolve as spirit in human form in this now moment. I pray for reset, unity, and reconciliation on this precious planet. Can we find a way to see light in every living creation? May separation be healed and the New Earth take hold.

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According to Webster’s dictionary, Revolution is the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical course,  completion of a course (as of years), a sudden, radical, or complete change, and a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something a change of paradigm.

I like how all the different meanings coalesce and vibe off each other. Time and movement can inform change in action and in philosophy. The times we live in now show us how history impacts the present and how different perspectives inform the shifting of our future.

It is not an accident that a Lunar Eclipse is occurring this year on America’s birthday. While the entire planet is in major transition, so many look to the US for answers. The US or ” us ” is a hot mess right now, but has been for many decades…

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Revolution is Evolution

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11/3/20 Update: I have been chewing on what to write today, sitting here near the farthest northwest corner of Philadelphia, still within city limits but really  very close to the Montgomery county suburbs, surrounded by woods on the edge of the Wissahickon. I am still not sure what I want to say today but this post written back in 2016 still rings true because it reflects how I feel at this moment.

I may be back later, who knows? In the meantime, keep grounded in faith in yourSelf and the collective seen and unseen. And Happy Mercury Direct coming in about one hour!

love, litebeing

Greetings everyone! As the sun is still a few minutes shy of reaching my Ascendant, I am milking this 12th house energy for all its worth. I did feel the Imbolc Candlemas surge once the calendar moved into February, but recent health issues has challenged my productivity. This is partially why I have not published any new material in a while. Check out Jamie’s fabulous Imbolc post to learn more about this Winter to Spring sacred time.

Welcome to all new followers and readers! I am so delighted to have so many new people visit me here at litebeing chronicles. Please feel free to comment, even if just to say hello. I want you to know that I am thrilled whenever someone takes the time to read about my journey. Thank you for your interest in my life.

I have so much going on, which sometimes leaves me undecided as to where to place my focus. This can happen when there is so much movement internally and externally. Fortunately I have decided to share my enchantment with the US Democrat Presidential primaries.

 What??? Politics?? What does this have to do with spiritual awakening?

I asked myself the same questions. Here’s the thing: In my life, I allow myself to follow my attractions. If I am drawn to something, I will give it my time and energy and see where it leads me. I rarely write about politics, but find that astrology does a great job of describing how planetary themes get played out on the world stage. While this is not an astrology article per se, I want to acknowledge that the Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries cycle we have been living since 2012 has been dramatically triggering global chaos and crisis. Crisis, please remember, is another word for opportunity.

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I am an avid political fan and use astrology and intuition and to engage with the process. Some people enjoy football, I prefer election races! I do not like to use my politics to influence others, which is why I limit any commentary on the blog.

However, I witnessed something a few days ago that really moved me emotionally. My intense reaction strongly compels me to share it with my readers. Let me explain: I have been really struggling about who to vote for in the primaries. I would love to see a woman President and do respect Hillary Clinton. She has spent her life serving others and remaining in her husband’s shadow for many years. She exemplifies Scorpio resilience and passion.

But then came Bernie….

I remember Bernie Sanders when the US Senate was struggling to gain a Democratic Majority. Sanders, who was an Independent at the time, decided to caucus with the Democrats and helped them gain a slight majority. Looking back, it did very little to address congressional gridlock, but this event gave me the chance to learn a bit about this longtime Independent Socialist from Vermont.

At a New Hampshire Town Hall meeting, the subject of spirituality was raised. Bernie, a non-practicing Jew, was asked about his beliefs. This was his response:

” It’s a guiding principle in my life, absolutely, it is,” Sanders began. He explained that everyone practices their faith differently and acknowledged that he wouldn’t be running if he didn’t have a strong religious and spiritual understanding, then continued.

” I believe that, as a human being, the pain that one person feels, if we have children who are hungry in America, if we have elderly people who can’t afford their prescription drugs, you know what, that impacts you, that impacts me,” the senator said. “And I worry very much about a society where some people spiritually say, it doesn’t matter to me, I got it, I don’t care about other people. So my spirituality is that we are all in this together and that when children go hungry, when veterans sleep out on the street, it impacts me. That’s my very strong spiritual feeling.”

My heart began to beat faster and tears streamed down my cheeks. This man is expressing the tenets of unity consciousness. Not only does he stand for integrity, he practices empathy. This is huge. This message is divinely inspired. My mind was officially blown. I urge that those interested find a video transcript because watching the discussion gives it more weight. The reason I strongly resonate with this response is because I believe that he is simply a vehicle of the collective; an instrument of the people. This is where revolution can lead to evolution. If you examine both words, it is simple to conclude that revolution is a reenactment of evolution. When we take steps towards extraordinary social change, we are growing, developing, maturing. This is the genius of Pluto square Uranus.

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I am not advocating for a particular candidate. I am merely sharing my reactions to a moment in time. What matters more than an election is how the personal influences the political. This is why I am proud to call myself a Social Worker. I learned from my Social Welfare Policy Instructor how society is shaped by our beliefs. This principle is quite powerful and can be seamlessly applied to the spiritual path.

Just a little something to chew on a sunny and snowy February day in 2016.

globe image courtesy of wikipedia.org, public domain, Imbolc sky images by litebeing chronicles © 2016

 

Water Goddess

 

image credit ~ Josephine Wall

Happy everything under the sun and moon/ day litebeings!

I have been out of commission again with another colon – odyssey relapse but feel inspired to do some sharing tonight. My mind and heart has been all over the place, looking at old photos, experiencing quite spirited dreams, and reflecting on the Barnes Matisse class and my Reiki 1 certification. What does it all mean ?

What have I done, where have I been, what do I value, who do I love, what do I want, how can I feel alive in the present moment? Nostalgia, gratitude, regret, sadness, awe, grief, guilt, curiosity, I am feeling it all. Very intensely.

I do not have the energy or interest to write about today’s Blue Taurus full moon,  Halloween, Samhain ( properly celebrated at 15 degrees Scorpio which happens to land on my birthday this year in my time zone!) or the highly hyped Mercury retrograde. There are many great articles out there and I rather make this more personal.

I have been feeling a strong pull to listen to Joni Mitchell’s music the last few weeks. I have a great CD of hers, which I used to play in the car, but my leased vehicle doesn’t have a CD player and my CD player at home is not working now.  I am too fixed in my ways to start downloading music and listening to it on this pc with its crummy sound system. So YouTube on my TV does the trick for now.

You may wonder, why Joni Mitchell? Her voice takes me to other realms where all is calm and sweet. She is also a Scorpio and probably my favorite Scorpio musician, with Neil Young close behind. Her music is so ethereal and soothing, like a feather floating down from the sky, gently tickling your nose.

I have pulled her natal chart to take a closer look.

Joni Mitchell truly is a water goddess with Cancer rising, Scorpio sun, and Pisces moon. The sun weighs in at 14 degrees 52 minutes Scorpio so she is a Samhain cross quarter day soul! I can sense the twilight, longing, melancholy and darkness in tone, along with pain, rage, and relentless passion.

With Saturn conjunct Mars in Gemini in the 12th ruling her descendant, she has not been happy with the men in her life, but still her romantic aspirations often appear to emerge anyway ( Moon in Pisces on the MC opposing MC ruler Neptune conjunct Venus in Virgo the 4th house. ) Like many Scorpios there is deep love and affection mixed in with many mighty stings! Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio in the 5th lends itself well to an intense and highly talented performer, which she certainly has proven to be.

Her chart is closely aligned with mine with several conjunctions, sometimes to the exact degree. However our lives have taken quite different paths and she is truly a product of the Boomer Generation, where I am more on the cusp between Boomer and X. I see her as a feminist, activist, and cultural icon, who never seemed to linger in the shadow of her male singer songwriter counterparts of the sixties and seventies. Good on Jonie! She also closely physically resembles one of my WP blogger buddies, but I will keep her name a secret. I will say that I never thought of it until tonight.  Hmmmm, I wonder if that is some of today’s liminal energies bringing in that awareness?

So I will leave you with a few of my favorite Joni videos so you can enhance your weekend and appreciate her artistry with fresh ears. Thank you Joni for expressing the water element so gracefully and completely.

Another Fall in Philadelphia ~ The Sequel

I was hankering to provide more recent fall foliage photos and Monday’s trip home from the Barnes supplied my muse. The first shot below is ironically of the Phila Museum of Art. Not sure why but I did not take one of the Barnes. I have driven this route so many times when I worked downtown in Center City Philadelphia but this trip was quite special to me. I will let the photos do the talking….

The pictures below were taken later in the week with the final shot a rare glimpse of the moon. Happy Friday to all!