Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013 ~ Growth


After yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, I can't help but think that America has moved closer into alignment with the cosmic truth of LOVE.  As a nation and as a world, we certainly have much further to go before we see ALL PEOPLE LIVING AS EQUALS, but we have taken one more step in that direction.  The Spirit of Love releases its joyful cry!  I AM!

~ Old Sage

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 ~ Spark


Follow your heart.  Take that risk.  Fear was never meant to stop you from LIVING.  Dance!  Sing!  Play!  Create!  Flirt!  LOVE!  Be courageous alongside your fears and witness your own transformation.

~ Old Sage

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 23, 2013~ Lunar Phase Reflections ~ Full Moon "Supermoon" in Capricorn

June 23 ~ Full Moon "Supermoon" at 2 degrees, 10 minutes of Capricorn

"Supermoon" means the moon is very close to the Earth.  No other full moon this year will be as close as this one is.  This is a full supermoon!  Feeling romantic, anyone?  Feeling emotional?  Feeling FULL?  This is an interesting full moon, as there is quite an interesting mix of planetary energies blending with the full moon theme of COMPLETION.  We began this lunar cycle with the new moon in Gemini on June 8th.  The energies around what was begun at that time have been building up to this climax.  Now is the time where we get the first glimpse of whether our plans are succeeding or failing, and it is through our relationships that we will come to learn the necessary lessons about why we are succeeding or falling short.  The moon is in Capricorn, which is not the easiest sign for the moon to transit, and she is approaching powerful and transformational Pluto.  The word CONTROL comes to mind when I tune-in to this influence.  With such a powerful full super moon partnering-up with volcanic Pluto, I get the sense that emotions might be controlled in order to keep some eruptions from occurring.  But the more we clamp down, the worse the explosion will be.  This same moon is ruling the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Cancer.  Cancer wants to cry and get it all out, but the Capricorn planets want to push feelings to the side and "get down to business."  Capricorn is comfortable with the tangible world, but very uncomfortable with the chaotic, non-rational world of feelings.  As always during an opposition like one that occurs between the moon and sun during the time of the full moon, the two poles seek integration in order to experience a greater wholeness.  Our Cancer parts can feel, and our Capricorn parts can bring some structure and grounding to the watery out-pourings so that we don't drown.  Both signs represent THE PARENT ARCHETYPES OF MOTHER (Cancer) AND FATHER (Capricorn), and there may be some awareness of the necessity to re-parent parts of ourselves in terms of how we relate to our feelings and emotions.  Pluto always symbolizes the potential for deep catharsis and healing, and this might be one of those times when we get to let go of the control and let ourselves be loved back into the experience of wholeness.  There is a GRAND TRINE supporting a healing flow of energy between our conscious and subconscious selves.  Both the sun and moon are in harmonious aspects with the trine between Neptune (universal love) and Saturn (ego).  We are being given a graceful nudge to let more of Spirit into our day-to-day lives, to let more compassionate awareness in, to let more of our ideals become a reality.  All this is being activated very close after the SUMMER SOLSTICE.  The message I hear in all this is that in order to bring who we are fully into the world, fully into the LIGHT OF DAY, we must also acknowledge, honor and heal the wounding we have been carrying in the darkness.  There is nothing to be ashamed of, and when we let ourselves be loved, we can see this truth ever so clearly in the "light" of the full moon.  Wherever you may be on your journey of manifesting your dreams, whether you feel you are on course or feel your efforts are coming-up short, remember that the new moon in two weeks is symbolic of the truth that you can always begin again.  If you so choose, each day, each moment of each day, can be a brand new beginning.  Try again.

~ Old Sage

Friday, June 21, 2013

~ Celebrate


Celebrate!  Celebrate your body!  Celebrate your mind!  Celebrate your heart!  Celebrate your spirit!  Celebrate your friendships!  Celebrate your health!  Celebrate Life!  Celebrate Love!  Celebrate the blessings of being alive in a body!  Celebrate!


~ Old Sage

Thursday, June 20, 2013

~ The New

The New

The wheel keeps turning, doesn't it?  Endings and new beginnings turning round and round.  If you try to cling to what was, you lose your evolutionary edge.  You don't stop, but you slow down.  Your fortune lies in letting go and allowing your expansion.  Embrace the changes.  Be grateful for the old circumstances and relationships that have brought you to where you are now, and let go.  Welcome the new.  Your creativity lives in evolution's inexorable march.  Do not try to hold on to what was.  Do not try to hold on.  Evolution is exhilarating.  Enjoy the ride!

~ Old Sage

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

~ Relationships


Relationships will experience moments of sadness and challenge, from the smallest "bump in the road" to the most extreme event of separation.  This is natural.  This is how we grow.  In  your relationships, you will experience highs and lows, depths and riches that touch you to the core...if you're doing it right, that is.

~ Old Sage

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lunar Phase Reflections ~ 1st-Quarter Moon in Virgo

June 16 ~ 1st-Quarter Moon at 25 degrees, 43 minutes of Virgo

The CRISIS IN ACTION at this 1st-quarter moon is likely to manifest as a gentle process of sorting and evaluating our beliefs about what is useful at this time and what needs to be discarded.  The Sun and Jupiter are in information-seeking Gemini, while the moon is in detail-oriented and discerning Virgo.  We are all feeling that urge to be out mixing and mingling with others, gathering information and feedback and learning new ideas about how to move forward with our plans.  Expansive Jupiter is encouraging us to gather more, More, MORE information.  We are feeling adventurous!  But critical Virgo wants to make sure that all of the new ideas and information can actually be applied to our lives in a practical way.  This match-up feels good to me.  At this time we can explore and expand our horizons, taking in all kinds of new data that we will use to move us ahead on our respective paths, while at the same time letting go of what is not immediately useful and would just serve to clutter our minds and hearts.  We are being gently guided to become more focused on what serves our deepest intentions.  Life is flowing along quite smoothly, now, and rapidly.  We are getting use to the flow.  We are getting used to the CHANGES.  And we are beginning to enjoy the evolution or our hearts, minds and bodies.  We are realizing this can be fun!  There is also a subtle and sublime influence, now, that is supporting us in grounding more of our ideals and spiritual vision into reality.  Saturn (structure and form) and Neptune (Spirit and ideal) are working in a beautiful harmony at this time.  I sense this as a quiet humming flow between our intangible inner lives of vision and ideal and our physical mundane realities.  We are having an easier time of learning how to incorporate our higher selves into our day-to-day lives and how to make our dreams become reality.  There is a sweetness available to us at this time and a great opportunity to feel very connected to our s/Selves and to Life itself.  This sweet energy will carry us all the way into the Summer Solstice on the 21st and the full moon on the 23rd.  We are reaching the peak of yet another collective energetic crescendo.  The peak of this cycle is all about being who we are and fully showing-up in the world.  It is a time where we can experience our inner worlds and outer worlds being very much in alignment.  Our BEING and DOING can come into an exquisite harmony.  Let's enjoy this flowing energy between Spirit and matter/personality and make peace with all that has come before and all that may come after.  It is time to let go fully and enjoy BEING HERE NOW.

~ Old Sage

Friday, June 14, 2013



LOVE is worth it.  All of this is worth it because of LOVE.  If we can come to a greater understanding and expression of love, then it will have been worth it.  All the pain, confusion and loss will have served a purpose.  If we can let all of this be a means to learn to be more loving, more forgiving, then it will have been worth it.

~ Old Sage

Thursday, June 13, 2013

~ Seeking


Penetrate to the essence of what you see, feel, touch, hear, smell, taste and know.  Get the inside and outside scoop on everything.  There is more going on here than you remember.  To access the information, be open to receive.

~ Old Sage

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

~ Intimacy


Pain and loss can be the catalysts for transformation and healing.  Pleasure and gain can be, as well.

~ Old Sage

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

~ New Thought

New Thought

There are many thoughts in your mind.  Have you ever tried following any of the threads-of-thought to their conclusion?  Do any of these paths lead anywhere, or are they dead-ends?  How many of these threads are scripts that play over and over again like a broken record?  Much of this mental activity is noise.  But every now and again you will hear a thought that stands out against the cacophony of the familiar monkey-mind.  This thought is a part of your guidance system.  It will be gentle and quiet and open-ended.  You could listen or not...follow-up on it or not...indulge it or not.  But if you do decide to pay it some attention, chances are this thought or series of thoughts will lead you to a phase of creative unfolding and activity that brings you new possibilities of fulfillment, rather than the same old stuff you've experienced already.  So why not give this other voice a try?

~ Old Sage

Monday, June 10, 2013

~ Choose Peace

Choose Peace

 It is possible to have harmony within, even when everything around you is in chaos.  To find this inner place of peace, remember that you can only handle one thing at a time.  Focus on one thing at a time.  Focus on one day at a time.  You've been here before, and just like the last time, you will make it through.  As you put one foot in front of the other, and take one step at a time, remember to enjoy all the moments of support, humor, beauty and wonderment that break through the clouds, even on the stormiest of days.  Choose the peaceful perspective, and soon your external world will return to a quiet harmony.

~ Old Sage

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lunar Phase Reflections ~ New Moon in Gemini

June 8 ~ New Moon at 18 degrees, 00 minutes of Gemini

We leave steady, patient and determined Taurus behind, now, as we begin another new moon cycle in the sign of the twins.  Gemini is the zodiac sign that reflects the natural evolutionary process or part of our psyche that seeks to gather new information so that it can use this input to help create a more solid sense of self and to help gain clarity about where that self fits into the surrounding world.  Gemini is a social and intellectual sign that represents constant motion and exchange of information with the immediate environment.  Gemini is open, curious and seeks TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.  At this new moon, COMMUNICATION is emphasized.  We have gone as far as we can go with taking action to accomplish our concrete goals.  Now it is time to go out into the world and TALK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE.  It's time to make connections with others and get feedback on how best to continue forward with our commitment to turn our dreams into reality.  By itself, Gemini can get detached from the heart.  It can be so intellectual and focused on logic that it has a hard time including feelings into the equation of learning.  During this new moon, this tendency is being modified, however, due to the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, being in the emotional, sensitive and intuitive water sign of Cancer.  In fact, this mercury in Cancer is ruling all four Gemini planets in the sky (Mars, Sun, Moon and Jupiter).  This means that while intellect, learning and communication are being emphasized, the heart will also be coming along for the lessons.  Mercury in Cancer is also working in unison with Venus in Cancer, and Venus adds her harmonious and receptive nature to the mix.  This combination of Gemini and Cancer influences working through these planets and aspects means that we have a wonderful opportunity to make heart-to-heart connections as we share our ideas and plans with each other.  We are being supported in our capacity to truly LISTEN and learn not only valuable information that can help us move forward with our concrete goals, but also learn just how important loving interactions can be for keeping us inspired and motivated to continue walking the paths we have chosen.  There is allot to learn here, and it will probably not come without some resistance and pain.  Chiron, symbol of the wounded healer, is stirring up old wounds in our psyches.  Some of this feedback from others may hit some sensitive spots that will need our nurturing attention.  If we find ourselves reacting negatively to something that was communicated to us, we may want to take a step back to reflect on why we are being triggered, and to see what old wound has been opened.  From this more objective and empowered place, we can tend to the hurt and pain that is ours and still be present to receive the valuable feedback that is coming our way.  This time is all about being open and keeping our sense of humor.  If we get too serious, or take ourselves too seriously, we might miss the point of some of these interactions with others.  As for the two outer-planet-heavyweights, Pluto (death/rebirth) and Uranus (liberation), who have been reflecting this major era of evolutionary and revolutionary change back to us for the past two years, they are both quietly supporting this new moon energy behind the scenes.  How we evolve and move forward has much to do with how we are able to CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER AND SHARE WHAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE ALL OF US FORWARD.  We are becoming more and more aware of the truth that we are all in this together.  We need each other, and we were not meant to do this thing called Life alone.  Let's embrace this truth and allow our minds to open to new ideas about ourselves and the world we live in and create.  We can do it!  All it takes is pausing, taking a breath and LISTENING WITH AN OPEN HEART AND AN OPEN MIND.

~ Old Sage