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Reflection Prompt

What is your intention this month? What’s your challenge around that intention? How is your story evolving around integrating challenges and achieving the intention? Reflect upon this. This is self study (svadhyaya) in action.

Sagittarius

December is an ending and a beginning: the secular calendar year runs out and the sun starts to run in. The Winter Solstice is the main celestial event; this provides a journey to access the month’s energies, a window that invites us to be led out of ignorance (darkness, long nights) and brought toward awareness (the light, long days). We are moving toward the sun.

The astrological vibe comes  through Sagittarius, the archetype of the explorer, which sees things beyond the immediate. The Sag in you feels the space and time worth exploring. It is the archetype through which we can tap into quantum nature of existence. Through the Sagittarian lens, we see that reality is ours for the shaping.

But what is reality anyway? Just a bunch of information.

Data bits

The moon cycle is this: New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7/8. This is the time to reflect; plant thought seeds; see how the mind garden grows; tend to the ecosystem. Dec 22 is the Full Moon in Cancer, a time to reflect on what is appearing around you, and the Winter Solstice. A portal to transcend a previous version of yourself and activate with the light of the sun.

Remember the power of information. Consider where you where, how you were feeling, what you were thinking about around the time of the New Moon. Do the same for the Full Moon. Ask yourself if there are any themes that connect.

Let’s not forget the effect that Cancer has on our mind filters: this archetype is ruled by the moon, more comfortable in the Full Moon, exalted in emotion and nurturing exchanges. The vibe to home is strong.

Cancer

Are your exploring with your emotions as your compass? Do they lead you to your idea of home? What information is there?

Consider that home is a piece of information. It’s relative to the eye of the (be)holder. Many people have different homes, and those can house ceremonies that center around the home as a landing place. It’s the place we return to once we’ve done our exploring.

Consider, too, our home as a species: Earth, third rock from the sun. The Sun has the power to activate our life. Plants respond to the sun and grow. They make the world a habitable place for our biology, comprised of strings of DNA that are activated by light–the moment of conception. We are because the sun does. It shines. Bodies respond. They go toward their destinies, navigating with gut feelings and a moral compass. And after we see the world, we go home, full of new information from traveling beyond our known universe.

There are worlds out there. Go.

REFLECTION PROMPT: What do you want from your journey of exploration into new worlds?

 

Reflection Prompt

Can you embody the light out there? Can you light the path for those around you? Reflect upon this. This is self study (svadhyaya) in action.

We meet a Gemini full moon on November 23. It’s officially Sagittarius season, but wait–

The vibe of Gemini, the archetype of the trickster, makes things a little janksy rn.

We’re coming out on the other side of Scorpio season, aka the time of year when the deep deep, the subconscious, seemed to be bursting out from our insides. What we’ve kept inside and largely unconscious was vying for our attention. How did you do?

And now, the holidaze is upon us, too. All the face stuffing, gift giving, end-of-year partying can be overwhelming (possibly triggering, too, when we bring in family obligations).

It’s adding to the energetic crunchiness–and are you even dealing with Mercury being retro rn?

I’m saying! It’s all the feels.

Emotional information overload. But the Sag in you wants you to explore it out. Go beyond your know boundaries of what you can handle (or not).

Sagittarius

Mercury retrogrades do us the solid of allowing us insight and direct-access to our intuition, which is basically information in a pure form. All of the containers (labels, judgments, even well meaning classification and taxonomy) divide us from the information and its sources.

The time around emotional overloads are very good points of departure. They are times when we want to ride the Witness, engage the ability to achieve distance, make space between the stimulus and sensation, and see what’s there. That’s when we get some really great direction about where to goStrong emotional reactions are cues that some archetypal dissonance is happening. On a deep level, something isn’t vibing. Where is that in you? And when you locate feeling, then try and locate the source (the trigger, the exchange), so you can start to establish self care to counteract.

Gemini

You can de-fuse your emotional bombs.

Remember, self reflection is just a practice. The Witness practice. The more you do it, the more you obtain information through the distance and space you make between yourself and a situation. The more you can map the cause-effect relationships, and the more you can make conscious choices. The closer you come to understanding what’s ticking before you explode and melt down.

There’s so much potential to transform with all the information. Go out there and get it.

REFLECTION PROMPT: Recall a situation that felt really emotional. Then, write 5 “If, then” statements, like a play-by-play retelling of the scene. “If he did x, I felt y.” What do you find? Is this exploring new ground in yourself opening up things you didn’t see before?

Reflection Prompt

Take time for reflection, and then see how your ability to know yourself enhances conscious decision making. This is self study (svadhyaya) in action.

We meet a Scorpio new moon on November 7.

The vibe of Scorpio, the archetype of the actor, has us writhing in our roles–sons, daughters, wives, friends, sisters, mothers, peacekeepers, role models, basic bitches.  Do you feel uncomfortable with how things are written in the script? Are you just going the motions or nah?

There is no judgment stronger than the one we put on ourselves. There is no effect without cause. There is no cause without effect.

Consider each action a cross-roads. It’s an opportunity to go in so different directions.

Then maybe we can plug into the Scorpio vibe and turn it up.

This is a friendly reminder that every choice has the potential to generate a multiplicity of new paths. Each path will be punctuated with experiences that have been generated by cause-effect, cause-effect, cause-effect. It’s like riding a subway train where you might invoke autonomy and choose your tracks, but the rails will be the ones to bring you to your destination. The journey you have is care of the choices (cause-effect) that have laid down the track.

Don’t you ever wish you could just levitate above everything? I know I do.

 

Scorpio

The Scorpio new moon feels like a window of opportunity to practice floating.

Scorpio has a reputation that precedes it, right? It’s scary and intense and magnetic. Sometimes people don’t want to go there. Scorpio is the archetype associated with the deep deep, aka the subconscious, the patterns that underlie the direction of our actions. It’s a very Scorpionic statement to say, “I was mesmerized and couldn’t help myself…”

But levitation is just a different way of interacting with magnetic force. It’s the balance of repulsion and attraction that causes the float.

So what I’m suggesting here is the opportunity to bypass the normal route. Go above. Plug into the Scorpio and, effectively, re-write your route.

Let’s go back to floating.

Imagine yourself hovering above your life.

Perhaps in the space above the normal route, your perspective will shift. You will see something you didn’t know about yourself. You will tap into the pure Scorpio part of your mind and activate the POWER to alchemize-process-make conscious choices that will take you in a direction that allows for more consciousness. More awareness.

Let’s get off our crazy, disempowered train.

You can stay floating as you reflect…

REFLECTION PROMPT: Write a description, similar to a social media profile, of a person who exudes confidence in decision making. Give that person attributes, like favorite food and music, that are yours. Float with that person for a few and see how that feels.

That person could be you.

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