Red Fire Monkey New Year

Out with the old, in with the new.  While western astrology is good at digging into the dynamics and details of an individual, I am drawn to Chinese astrology because it provides insights into periods of time and group dynamics. In particular it is great at pointing out the global energies that will influence each…

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Resolution Punishments

95% of all New Year resolutions are punishments disguised as hopes.  We pick the things we don’t like about ourselves, the things we think are broken or bad, not up to par or holding us back, pick a punishment and then set out to implement it. You can tell when this is the case because…

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Preparing for a New Year

Regardless of when you think the year ends, September/October for Israel, November for the Cherokee people, December 31 in Western culture, and February for the Chinese to name a few, making the transition is an opportunity for incorporating the wisdom gained from this year just passing and using it to start fresh.  How you do…

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Reforging Mythology

In this last week of the year, when things are winding down from the holidays, from the year over all, from all the doing and the being and the going…we have an opportunity to lean into the quiet and breath. When it is quiet we are able to attend to what is around us, what…

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It’s In The Transitions

Sometimes I think life is like dancing.  Sometimes it just flows and it’s lovely and we’re one with the music and the movement.  It’s magic that we remember long after the moment ends.  Other times it’s all we can do to watch our feet and try to keep on them.  It’s as if we’ve forgotten…

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Some People Decorate In Themes

It never occurred to me that Christmas trees would be decorated in themes outside of businesses and the mansions of the rich where each room has a different theme and a tree to match. My experience had always been that trees were decorated in memories.  Each family having a hodge podge of decorations collected over…

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You Control Your Experience

Being happy isn’t something you can will into being and positive thinking only gets you so far. But you are co-creating the experiences you’re having in this holiday season. You can choose to be harried or quiet, panicked or pleased, naughty or nice. 🙂  So check in with the choices you are making as you…

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