Valentine’s Day – Meditating with Moon – Feb. 14, 2017

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Valentine’s Day
MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MOON IN LIBRA
I love that the Moon is in Libra, the sign of love and relationship, on Valentine’s Day. Not only that, but the Moon, the symbol of our emotions, our instinctive responses to life, our need to nurture and be nurtured, is connecting with both Venus, the Goddess of Love, and Mars, the God of Sex. How perfect! Throw in a connection to Mercury, and we get a day filled with the energy of expressing love and desire out loud – hopefully in a loving, balanced way. There’s also a challenge from the Moon to Juno – the Goddess of Commitment – so be sure of who, what, and why you’re committed, or not.

Let’s break it down.

Look for a balancing point between your desire nature and your need for safety and security – for love. If there’s high energy around your desires, the need to go get what you want, be sure to factor in the desires of your partner(s) (intimate, business, and otherwise). Or if you’re concerns center around what’s fair and right for everyone involved, don’t forget to factor in your own needs, your own desires. You see where I’m going. Relationship is a two-way street that demands equality and fairness for all parties, while also honoring what’s right for you and your desires – your will. Balance and compromise between Self and Other are the order of the day. One of the best ways to achieve this is to communicate. Really take a logical, clear view when listening and speaking to the Other. And fully understand your own level of commitment. With a fair and loving attitude this can be a very lovely Valentine’s Day!

WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I open my heart to the people I love with intentions of fairness and beauty. I listen to my own needs in relationship, honoring my own desires and commitments to my values. And then I compromise when necessary. I choose my battles wisely.

WANING GIBBOUS MOON – 82% ILLUIMINATED – 19 DAYS OLD

MOONRISE: 10:08 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 10:07 am Eastern on Feb. 15

MOON’S ASPECTS: opposition Venus 5:51 am; quincunx Neptune12:52 pm; trine Mercury 1:09 pm; opposition Mars 4:42 pm

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – Feb. 10, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Friday, February 10, 2017

 
FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO
Eclipses intensify the energy of the moment and open a portal to some type of emotional transformation. Today’s eclipse illuminates your need to balance standing back objectively, with fully participating and engaging; logic with instinct; the demands of the ego with the desires of the heart. This Moon enlightens you toward understanding that the way to freedom is by springing from the structures that ground and support you, while breaking free of the structures that limit and deny you. This full moon shines awareness on building a foundation of wisdom to stand upon firmly as you reach toward being uniquely who you are… it asks you to combine the conventional with the unconventional – to integrate integrity with the energy of the catalyst. How do you live both? The solution is found via your heart – through generosity of spirit and being willing to take a risk. Create from that place of the unrestrained joy of a child, and live from the certainty that comes with tapping the wisdom of the time-tested. Step back when necessary to gain an objective perspective, but remember to come back into fully engaged participation.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I know which of my structures are sound and true and wise, and which are based on fear and denial. I create and participate joyously and from love because I am grounded in strength and wisdom. I am liberated from old constrictions and free to live my unique purpose. I am in right timing with both my objectivity and my participation.
 
FULL MOON 7:33 pm Eastern – 100% ILLUMINATED – 15 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 6:11 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 7:45 am Eastern on Feb. 11
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: quincunx Pluto 12:14 pm; trine Uranus 5:36 pm; opposition Sun 7:33 pm; sextile Jupiter 8:40 pm Eastern (trine Saturn 12:52 am on Feb. 11)
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.

Meditating with the Moon – Feb 9, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Thursday, February 9, 2017

 
MOON IN CANCER THEN LEO
Rejoice when your emotional body flows naturally with your desires and your values, bringing fresh new ideas and energy into your consciousness and relationships. Open to unexpected conversations (internally and with others) around creativity and relating, and let your instincts inform your thinking. Enjoy a potentially emotionally sunny and playful day in preparation for tomorrow’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I am confident in my ability to choose optimism and positivity. When I choose to be positive and energized the negatives of my life recede.
 
WAXING GIBBOUS MOON – 99% ILLUIMINATED – 14 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 5:08 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 7:02 am Eastern on Feb. 10
 
MOON VOID until 4:41 am
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: opposition Mercury 10:25 am; trine Venus 12:20 am; trine Mars 9:05 pm; quincunx Neptune 11:30 pm Eastern
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 8, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 
MOON IN CANCER
Despite any unforeseen challenges or power plays, despite any blasts from the past or the need to make internal adjustments to cleanse your metaphorical palate, there is healing to be done. There are examples of compassion to be performed. And there is the passion of your heart to focus on. Focus with wonderful intensity on fanning the flame of your heart’s desire. If you haven’t been in that space for awhile… remember.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I focus on what makes my heart sing. I burn for the passion of my heart without wavering.
 
WAXING GIBBOUS MOON – 96% ILLUMINATED – 13 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 4:06 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 6:15 am Eastern on Feb. 9
 
MOON VOID beginning 5:00 pm Eastern
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: opposition Pluto 8:41 am; quincunx Sun 11:54 am; square Uranus 1:52 am; square Jupiter 5:00 pm; quincunx Saturn 8:42 pm Eastern
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 7, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 
MOON IN GEMINI then CANCER
Take the challenge to bring you heart, your actions, and your values into alignment. Feel your way through love by being both sensitive and a champion – protective and a trailblazer into uncharted emotional territory, even if it seems a little scary. Take direct action for your values, especially with family and loved ones. Feel. Talk. Act. 
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I feel AND express my love, without the expectation that anyone else can automatically know what I need. I fight for the safety and security of myself and my loved ones.
 
WAXING GIBBOUS MOON – 90% ILLUMINATED – 12 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 3:05 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 5:22 am Eastern (on Feb. 8)
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: square Venus 6:55 am; square Mars 3:18 pm; trine Neptune 8:19 pm Eastern
 
Mercury enters Aquarius 4:35 am Eastern
 
HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON
 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 2, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Thursday, February 2, 2017

 

MOON IN ARIES THEN TAURUS

Within unpredictability and intensity there’s an assuring method we can use to ground ourselves and those around us – communication. Practice honest, heartfelt communication at every opportunity. Try to bring your thoughts to balance before speaking to avoid reactionary words. Trust your intuition as a guide.

 

WORDS FOR MEDITAITON

I think first and speak second, even when the environment is uncertain. I communicate responsively and responsibly.

 
WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 39% ILLUINATED – 6 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 11:06 am Eastern
MOONSET: 12:08 am Eastern on Feb. 3, 2017
 
MOON VOID 11:50 am UNTIL 8:50 pm Eastern
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: square Pluto 12:13 am; conjunct Uranus 5:30 am; square Mercury 8:52 am; opposition Jupiter 9:01 am; trine Saturn 11:50 am Eastern.
 
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 2, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Thursday, February 2, 2017

 
MOON IN ARIES THEN TAURUS
Within unpredictability and intensity there’s an assuring method we can use to ground ourselves and those around us – communication. Practice honest, heartfelt communication at every opportunity. Try to bring your thoughts to balance before speaking to avoid reactionary words. Trust your intuition as a guide.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITAITON
I think first and speak second, even when the environment is uncertain. I communicate responsively and responsibly.
 
WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 39% ILLUINATED – 6 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 11:06 am Eastern
MOONSET: 12:08 am Eastern on Feb. 3, 2017
 
MOON VOID 11:50 am UNTIL 8:50 pm Eastern
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: square Pluto 12:13 am; conjunct Uranus 5:30 am; square Mercury 8:52 am; opposition Jupiter 9:01 am; trine Saturn 11:50 am Eastern.
 
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 1, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 
MOON IN ARIES
The collective emotional current is spontaneous, exciting, and forward pushing – willing to act and to take a risk. Things can feel erratic, ungrounded, and perhaps primed for a fight, or an adventure. Emotional reactiveness is possible, so be sure to inject some logic and reason into the environment. There are opportunities to be created through actions of courage for the greater good.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I respond with courage and foresight for the collective of which I am a unique and inspired part.
 
WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 29% ILLUMINATED – 5 Days Old
 
MOONRISE; 10:28 am Eastern
MOONSET: 11:05 pm Eastern
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: sextile Sun 3:50 pm Eastern
 

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

 
Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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Meditating with the Moon – Jan. 31, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Tuesday, January 31

MOON IN PISCES THEN ARIES
Use the impetus of challenge to broaden your perspective of empathy, compassion, and grace. Act on your ideals of love, beauty, and togetherness from the basis of the reality of the moment, and be willing to respond authentically to any hurdles in personal relationship or challenges to your will. Objections from loved ones can be true learning opportunities and fertile ground for emotional growth and strengthened bonds.

WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I am strongest when I show my vulnerability. I am authentic when I respond from love rather than fear.

WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 19% ILLUMINATED – 4 DAYS OLD

MOONRISE: 9:51 am Eastern
MOONSET: 10:02 pm Eastern

MOON VOID 12:36 pm UNTIL 4:46 pm Eastern

MOON’S ASPECTS: quincunx Jupiter 4:34 am; square Saturn 7:11 am; conjunct Venus 12:36 pm; conjunct Mars 9:52 pm Eastern

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.

You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.

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Meditating with the Moon – Jan. 28, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Saturday, January 28, 2017

MOON IN AQUARIUS
Sometimes it’s time to step back and observe, rather than getting caught up in the emotional mire. Dust off your Spock ears and put on your logical, rational, reasonable hat. There’s a time for everything, and now is the time to detach emotionally, if only temporarily, to get the lay of the land and a broader, unbiased view. If we never step back we can’t get a clean, clear perspective. When we do, we begin to see and feel things in ways we never expected. Expectations? Highly overrated.

WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I am willing to step away from my emotional expectations and habits in order to get a clean, clear perspective. I am free and open.

WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 2% ILLULMINATED – 2 DAYS OLD

MOONRISE: 7:54 am Eastern
MOONSET: 6:58 pm Eastern

MOON’s ASPECTS: sextile Uranus 6:39 pm; trine Jupiter 10:28 pm Eastern

Mars enters Aries 12:39 am Eastern

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON

Using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.

You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.

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