Saturday, April 23, 2005

A Buddha-Full Eclipse

April 24th heralds a full moon eclipse on a day known as Wesak, the Buddha's birthday. Astrologer Ingrid Jeffries (Ingrid@ijnorthstar@fastmailfm) offers insight into what this might mean for us, individually and collectively:

"This Sunday's Full Moon eclipse with the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio is the third consecutive year of eclipse emphasis in these two signs, indicating the planetary and personal need to 'get real' about resources and values. Eclipses create an intensity of awareness around the themes and issues of particular signs. 2005 is the last year the resource signs, Taurus/Scorpio, will be eclipsed until 2013. Whatever needs to be transformed or released in order to manifest a peaceful and balanced sustenance will be the work of these signs for the next 8 years.

"How are we using our personal resources of energy or lifeforce, time and money? Does our investment of these precious resources support what we most value: physically, emotionally and spiritually? Both Taurus and Scorpio are practical and sensual earth oriented signs that appreciate power, loyalty, intimacy, and possession while at times having issues with trust, forgiveness, self indulgence and opinionatedness. Certainly these seem to be concerns of global magnitude right now.

"This Full Moon is also important as it is known as Wesak, or Buddha's birthday. It is believed that at the time of Wesak, Christ, Buddha, the ascended masters and planetary Light workers meet together in a valley high in the Himalayas where a blessing is invoked for humanity. To the Earth centered traditions this was the Full Moon that heralded Beltane and the fertility celebrations. Each of the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius) is associated with one of the four portals or gates. It is believed that at this Full Moon and for the next two weeks, the veil between the worlds is thinner. This is when angels and devas, fairies and leprechauns are more easily contacted.

How to Use this Full Moon Energy

"Full Moons are always about polarities and illumination, but during an eclipse there is a block or interruption to the light. Before humanity understood the eclipse process this was frightening. What if our source of light and warmth no longer existed? How would we survive? For how long? Eclipses can bring up survival issues.

"This eclipse in Taurus and Scorpio can illuminate and intensify our awareness around security issues and what we most value in our life. The Scorpio Moon provides us with an opportunity to look at the secrets we keep and to view life from a higher perspective, as Scorpio resonates with mysticism and purification, while the Taurus Sun supports practical application and the ability to respond appropriately. Both of these signs are associated with strong desire natures that fan the flames of carnal needs and sensual self expression.

"This particular Full Moon energy supports meditating upon what needs to be released so that something new can be born. Where this Full Moon occurs in the zodiac creates an opportunity for greater awareness and understanding about a particular 'theme' in our lives based on our Sun and/or Rising sign. The following signs each share a theme with one another at this Full Moon:

"Aries and Libra might consider the theme of financial and emotional expenditures.
Taurus and Scorpio might consider the theme of passion and desire.
Gemini and Sagittarius might consider the theme of support and service
Cancer and Capricorn might consider the theme of love and creativity.
Leo and Aquarius might consider the theme of success and security.
Virgo and Pisces might consider the theme of self expression and truth."

Friday, April 22, 2005

Happy Earth Day, Co-Creators!

Wherever you celebrate life on our planet today, the 35th anniversary of Earth Day is as much about our metaphysical environment as our physical one.

You already know 2005 is the wildest energetic ride yet, as we awaken en masse and surf into the new. April's been an amazing month thus far, a "gateway" opportunity between two eclipses (solar on April 8th, with the new moon in Aries; lunar upcoming on the 24th, Wesak or the Buddha full (beautiful) moon.) During this period we were Pope-less for a time, creating an opening for the Divine Feminine to penetrate the Church consciousness and begin to bring back the balance that has been so long suppressed.

Astrologically speaking, this shift in consciousness is possible because "Pluto, the engine of transformation, is now conjunct the Galactic Center. The powerful transmissions from the Galactic Center or the Divine Mother are being amplified through Pluto, so that change is unavoidable and rapid.

"Pluto will soon go retrograde, however, and will not actually cross the Galactic Center until early 2006 and then late 2007. At these times the shifts you will see will be magnificent. You will look back and understand that this was the point of no return, the moment when critical mass was reached and the Journey of Ascension for the entire planet became something that was not only possible and probable, but a fact that has already been accomplished and now but needs to manifest into the physical.

"Move forward in Joy.
"What you have worked so long for is about to birth before you.
"The New Earth is manifesting into Reality."

The complete transmission is online at

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A Penny Saved Is...Wealth On The Way!

As I was buying a telephone cord adapter in the hardware store earlier, I handed the clerk two extra pennies, mentioning offhandedly, "They're not worth anything anyway." Was I wrong!

She proceeded to tell me about a friend of hers named Penny. When Penny was born, her parents began saving their pennies. They asked friends to give them their pennies, too, and, since many people hold the view I expressed above, they were happy to be rid of the "worthless" copper cluttering up their pockets and purses.

On Penny's 16th birthday, her parents surprised her with a brand-new car, purchased with the pennies they'd saved over the previous sixteen years. And, the store clerk hastened to assure me, "It was a really nice car, too, not the cheapest one available."

What a teaching in the value of pennies—and perseverance. Penny's parents are a living example of what it means to use good cent$!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Eye of God

On Friday, as I was entering an all-weekend workshop called Eliminating Interference Patterns of DNA, a friend e-mailed me the "Eye of God" photo taken by the Hubble telescope in 2003. I'd never seen it before, and the image made me want to weep; it felt like a benediction of Universal Love.

Is it a coincidence that this weekend's vibrational healing work focused on unconditional love as one of the major keys to accessing universal energies for transformation?

And is it a coincidence that during today's partnered medical intuitive readings, the woman "reading" me saw an eye in my heart?

The God's Eye photo is said to come from a Sun-like star at the end of its life. Maybe when a star dies, we are finally able to see the Love that it was emitting all along. Our own Sun is still burning brightly, helping us to see the God/Goddess in each other right now.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Mental Health Alert: Cracks In The Cosmic Mirror

Since my own awakening, I find people often use me as a projection screen for their movie. Even knowing this, it continually catches me unprepared. This last week, however, has sent shock waves rippling through my open heart: two people (staff at a healing center, no less) have attacked me without apparent cause--save, perhaps, that who I am and how I express my truth has rocked their world just slightly more than is comfortable.

It was therefore comforting to log on to Karen's latest report for What's Up On Planet Earth, and see that what I (and they) are experiencing is just another aspect of our planetary shift-in-process.

"You may have recently found inappropriate boundary behavior with people around you, situations regarding feelings of vulnerability regarding boundaries, or quite simply a sense that there is much commotion or presence in your space even if unseen at the physical level.

"Just as we needed to use proper respect, structure and protocol in regard to boundaries in 3D, the same most certainly holds true in the higher dimensions as well.

"And as many are new to these new energies and this now deeper and immediate connection with others in higher ways (telepathy, connecting at higher levels, and communication without words, etc.), we can easily find ourselves in the space of others even if simply through thought or intention, and must now become mindful of a new way of operating and being in this rapidly unfolding New World."

And, of course--how could I have forgotten?--any area of our beings not yet light-filled will show up as fear. When we are afraid, we lash out at what feels like the target. I let out a huge sigh of relief as I remembered, and blessed both women on their journey.

"If you look in the mirror and do not know who you are or feel as if someone is talking and it is not you, you are not alone. You are simply strengthening your connection to your higher self. You may also not feel like doing a thing and not be able to concentrate, as a sense of floating around aimlessly is a result of a much less dense environment.

"But there are certainly upsides as well. In an instant now, we can shift gears and place ourselves in an incredibly good space of our choice. As we learn to navigate in these higher realms, we will find that our intention is much more powerful and immediate than ever before."

Keep those cosmic surfboards well waxed, fellow travelers, and let's ride these new energy waves with release and joy, "straight on till Morning," as Peter Pan described Home.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

After Shocks: Soulquakes and Synchronicity

The first Indonesian earthquake rocked the world the day after Christmas. The second, measuring nearly as high on the Richter scale but not generating another tsunami, occurred the day after Easter.

Two cataclysmic events take place on the days following the two biggest holidays on the Christian calendar, having to do with the birth and ascension of one of the great world teachers of the past few millennia. Is it "just" a coincidence, or is there a cosmic message for us here?

Sandie Sedgbeer, editor of, says in her April Letter from the Editor that something significant's going on. For one thing, this second quake did not result in another devastating tsunami.

"According to many people I know who are especially sensitive to such things, the difference in energy in the week after Easter has been palpable. Several have even been experiencing what they liken to an “internal tsunami’ of emotional upheaval. Now I can’t comment on others’ personal experiences, but it certainly gets my attention when something occurs to the Earth in one area, and thousands of miles away people start experiencing internal energetic echoes."

If we understand the truth that All is One and "as above, so below," then it makes perfect sense: Gaia expressed the emotion for us last time, and humans felt it in their beings this time, so there was no need for an outward expression of the same energy.

We are rising. It is the moment of the Quickening, and we are. We're also in a Mercury retrograde in fire (Aries). Fire and water are perfect complements, action/emotion, solar/lunar polarities. We're healing all the rifts in our collective psyche and soma, and no matter how strange it might look, we're, as Sandie observes, totally in tune with the Universe.

Blessed Be!