Thursday, June 25, 2015

29 Again: Wisdom from Your Future Self

The inimitable George Burns once made a movie called 18 Again, in which he magically switches consciousness with his 18-year-old grandson. With his 81-year-old wisdom in an 18-year-old body, Burns reinvigorates his grandson's life, transforming him from a fearful nerd into the class hero who, of course, gets the girl.

Would that we have the kind of wisdom in youth that we hopefully acquire by mid-life! Now that I'm living my second Saturn return — a huge wake-up call that occurs every 29 years — here's what I'd do at 29 (or any earlier life stage): READ MORE

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Solstice: An Opportunity to Become More Whole

Summer Solstice celebrates the sun at the peak of its power. Both the sun (male energy) and the moon (female energy) are waxing, or increasing, now. June 21st marks the longest day and shortest night of the year, in the Northern hemisphere (for our friends Down Under, it's the reverse). It's a stillpoint. A time to reflect. A potent moment to set your intention, because the manifestation momentum is strong.

The day goes by many names: All-Couples Day, Feast of Epona, Gathering Day, Midsummer, Litha, Vestalia. In ancient times, June was a popular marriage month, since summer offered a window between the sowing and reaping seasons. The June full moon was considered the best time to harvest honey from the hives, and newlyweds were fed honey during the wedding feast to encourage love and fertility. The tradition lives on in our modern post-nuptial getaway, the honeymoon.

How might we translate our ancestors' emphasis on love and union at Solstice to our lives today? In other words, how can we best live this light? READ MORE