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Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: On Such a Full Sea

February 7, 2017
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Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: On Such a Full Sea

I’ve been plodding along a well-traveled path for so long that I've stopped noticing the scenery. Leo is a fixed sign, and once it’s created something, Leo will keep it going ad infinitum. But as its opposite sign, Aquarius, is keenly aware, change is the life’s blood of creativity. Every now and then we...
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Aquarius New Moon: The Unexpected Guest

January 26, 2017
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Aquarius New Moon: The Unexpected Guest

To be agents of change, we need to connect with friends, colleagues, and like-minded strangers. We have many ways to do that in the digital age. But we have just as many ways to insulate ourselves from the uninvited, whether it's blocking Facebook friends or hanging terse signs on our front doors. To unite...
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Cancer Full Moon: The Awakened Heart

January 10, 2017
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Cancer Full Moon: The Awakened Heart

Alone with my sundry tooth terrors in the wee hours, I found something else in my heart: compassion. I found a lot more empathy for people coping with pain, loneliness, and troubles much more profound than my own. Pema Chodrin calls this compassion “the awakened heart,” akin to the bodhichitta. Feeling what we feel,...
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Capricorn New Moon: Merit Badge

December 29, 2016
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Capricorn New Moon: Merit Badge

A friend with several Capricorn planets complains that today’s parents are too gentle with their children for fear of injuring their self-esteem with a harsh word. “You know how you build self-esteem?” she’s fond of saying. “You do things, and you do them the right way. That’s how you build self-esteem.” That’s how my...
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Gemini Full Moon: Grownups at the Table

December 11, 2016
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Gemini Full Moon: Grownups at the Table

I could not tell you what the adults at that table spoke about. It didn’t matter to me in the least. It just mattered that the voices I loved were swirling around me like a protective cloud. It meant that the grownups were on the scene, and I was safe....

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Sagittarius New Moon: Reluctant Pilgrim

November 28, 2016
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Sagittarius New Moon: Reluctant Pilgrim

While the chart most popularly used for the United States has the Sun in clannish, protectionist Cancer, it also has Sagittarius rising. We are wary of the unfamiliar, but with Sagittarius leading the way we must continually grapple with it....

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Taurus Full Moon: Fearless

November 13, 2016
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Taurus Full Moon: Fearless

At the Full Moon in Taurus, life regains some of its flavor and color. We are reminded of life's blessings, not just its perils. We find ourselves opening a window to simple, happy pleasures, letting go of obsessive angst and allowing the world to simply be what it is. We are alive....

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Scorpio New Moon: Season of Long Shadows

October 28, 2016
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Scorpio New Moon: Season of Long Shadows

I don’t want to live in an immortal world. I want to mourn my dead, savagely, because I had the pleasure of loving them so dearly. I want to fight death because I’m determined to embrace life ecstatically. I want to proceed with joy into everything that makes life difficult, because they are the...
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Aries Full Moon: Grapes of Wrath

October 11, 2016
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Aries Full Moon: Grapes of Wrath

Anger stamps a vintage from the grapes of normal, healthy, Aries wrath, bottles it up and places it in a dark cellar for months. What results might be a great wine - but will more likely turn to vinegar, corrosive and sour....

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