DEBUNKING MANIFESTING TRUTHS

 
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This manifesting business can be confusing given the amount of information and misinformation out there. Do you think positively? Do you avoid thinking about what you don’t want?Or maybe you are just at the point where you think all this manifesting woo-woo juju is bunk and you are over it? Today I am giving you the low down on “truths” of manifesting are a total waste of your time. Thus freeing up your precious time for what does work.  

While you may be overwhelmed with manifesting I assure you that its really, really fucking powerful IF you have the right person guiding you. Don’t get me wrong. There is a lot out there that has value.

And then there is some stuff that is just plain crap.

This was the reason I created the Curated Life Process™ because frankly I had enough of running from one book to the next, unsure what I should do or how I should do it and feeling like even when I followed the suggestions I was given I still got nowhere.

In that time, I’ve gotten pretty clear on what manifesting requires (you can get clear too by scheduling your own Manifest Session™ or enrolling in The Process™, the online program teaching you the Curated Life Process™ from your own home) and also what it does not. I’m busting some myths with you today-knocking down those false truths around manifesting and illuminating the landscape. Trust me this is going to make the process of manifesting so much easier and so less confining.
 

Don’t think about what you don’t want. No, seriously. NO. Thoughts. About. The. Don’ts.

If you’ve read even a single book on manifesting you have heard all about how you have to stay focused on what you do want and not on what you do want. We are told over and over how thinking about what we don’t want will give us more of the same.

I call bullshit.

Sort of….and what I mean by that is that yes, thinking over and over and over and over and over again about what you are not keen on having happen is not necessarily a recipe for mental and emotional wellbeing. It can even create neurological relationships in the brain that encode your brain to perceive through the lens of what you don’t want which is not a good thing especially where manifesting is concerned. So, when you first begin manifesting and you are totally committed it is good to remain heavily rooted in the things you do want. This is until you have started created new neurological relationships that are encoded with the perspective and vision of what you do want. BUT knowing what you don’t want. Knowing what you’ve tried and didn’t work or how you don’t want to feel is JUST as important as knowing what you DO want. So, having a few thoughts about what you don’t want isn’t going to derail all the work you’ve been doing. It’s not even going to dent it, in truth.
 

Ask for the Sun, Moon and Stars! I mean why not ask for it all when manifesting??

To be honest because sometimes we aim too high. I get it-we should have that stretch goal. But then we need to chunk that shit down and break it up into smaller, more actionable steps that we can actually conceptualize.

Honey, when I started manifesting I was making about 10k a year, dependent on government assistance to help me raise my son and still be able to go to school. I started with nothing more than an idea for this new business that utilized my intuitive gifts and felt like my calling. That was it. Had it not been for the kindness of a friend helping me out I wouldn’t have had a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.

I was that broke.

So, when I started manifesting my goal of wanting to make 5k a month was impossible for me to achieve. Because I could not eve conceptualize making per month half of what I made all year. I had no idea what that looked like. I had no idea what I needed to do. I had no conceivable means of creating the pathways for this energy to flow to me.

And it frustrated the hell out of me because I was doing the work to manifest this money but didn’t realize that my reaching for the top branch of the tree while still having my feet firmly planted on the ground some 100 feet below it was not the wisest, most productive choice to make.

Instead I started climbing the smaller branches. I created micro goals under that larger goal. I broke this larger goal down into smaller and smaller parts so that by the time I was done I could easily reach my hand up, grab the lowest branch and pull myself upwards. I still got to the larger goal but by breaking that larger goal up into pathways that 1) got energy flowing and 2) were conceivable to my (then) current circumstances I was able to climb that tree more efficiently and with greater ease. Which was nice because I was tired of trying to scale a tree like I was Super Woman.

The take away, my friends? Have your stretch goal. But don’t reach for that goal like you are going to hop from where you are to that in mere days. Instead take that goal and break it down into smaller and smaller goals. This is going to help you take action immediately. You will feel empowered to see things starting to take form and you will find that each of the smaller goals takes you closer and closer to that larger, once seemingly impossible goal.


You can think your way to a better life...

Let me come right out of the gate and explain that if our brains were that star spangled awesome that a mere thought could change our lives then you and I both would not be here. We would all be off somewhere living our most fabulous, completely perfect lives. That’s not to say that a truly unlocked brain isn’t a powerful tool, indeed, because it is. But you cannot think your way to being rich. You’ve got to believe your way there.

In the Curated Life Process™ I explain that BELIEF + THOUGHT + EMOTION + ACTION = MANIFESTING.

Ergo if you believe you are unworthy of riches, love or whatever else it is that you desire like cold water after a long and arduous walk in the desert then you will find the rest of the system of manifesting flawed and incomplete. Manifesting is a little bit like a complicated recipe. You are totes excited for some yummy goodness, so excited that you just start throwing all the ingredients together like it’s your job only to realize once you are past the point of turning back that you were supposed to mix the ingredients just so, in a particular order otherwise it would fall completely flat. You can’t think your way to a better life. You have to BELIEVE yourself towards one. And belief is just one part of the pie. But to pull from another metaphor-if the foundation of a house is out of whack then eventually the entire thing comes tumbling down. This is why the Curated Life Process™ begins with an exhaustive inquiry into belief.

If you are ready to get your manifest on then lets meet and hold space in a bespoke, one-on-one Manifest Session™. If you are not ready for the one-on-one treatment you can still benefit from the Curated Life Process™ from the comfort of your own home by enrolling in The Process™.

NEW MOON IN TAURUS: Creating Roots

 
 

Today's new moon in Taurus is a potent opportunity for creating roots and building success. This is an opportunity for us to tap into the essence of what we desire because Taurean energy is nothing if not completely about the experience. 

Slow And Steady

Taurus wants to delight in the experience. Its interested in how it feels. What it smells like. How it fills our being. Think of this energy not as the sprinter who races across the finish line but instead the marathon runner who, while slow and steady, takes in the fullness of the experience. 

Not that Taurus typically is going to be running marathons-they prefer a more sedate, sensual experience like devouring a delicious meal one tantalizing bite at a time but the analogy helps us to understand the roots Taurean energy is interested in. Its not interested in racing ahead of everyone else. This energy is the reminder that taking things slowly, step-by-step, we nurture the stability needed to make anything we are after a possibility. 

PLANTING SEEDS

Today is a fine time for planting seeds of intention-literally and figuratively. A ritual I love doesn't involve fancy implements beyond seeds of your choice and a place (pot or ground) to plant them. Hold your seeds in your hand. Visualize your intention. Perhaps you hold a different intention with each seed or perhaps you hold them all to imbue each with your aim. There is no right or wrong-its simply about allowing the energy of your vision to fill these seeds before you plant them accordingly in the earth. 

This is a beautiful means through which you can see, quite literally, your dreams going from tiny contained ideas into full fledge, organic and living creations. And its incredibly fruitful, too. 

If your thumb is less than green you can still plant your seeds through the same visualization but with meditation. Taking the time to visualize yourself planting these seeds, imbued with your intention, into the Earth and springing forth into life. When I practice this meditation I choose a moon phase in the near future, say around the Summer Solstice, to revise this meditation, visualizing my seeds now as full grown plants with abundant growth. 

Channeled Message

The message that I channeled from my guides for this transit is medicine for each of us to take in. Simply reading the words alone provides each of us with a transmission of energy that downloads into our being exactly what we need right now in this plane, this dimension. 

"Everything begins as a tiny particle. Unseen by the naked eye and intangible were it not for its energetic frequency. All things, from your body, to the room you find yourself in to the ideas floating within, begin as nothing more than a concept. A possibility. A seed. 

A seed that when planted requires the nurturing of tender hands against a sometimes harsh environment in order to feel ready to burst open into and soon out of the dirt that surrounds it. So too much each idea, each light of inspiration within you be nurtured. Given what is needed so that it feels safe enough to unfurl into being.

The downfall of much that is attempted isn't a fate of failure. Its a lack of nurturing. Its a lack of commitment. Commitment to the process. What you plant today cannot expect to fruit tomorrow. All things take time. All things take some level of effort. Some days its hard and seems impossible whilst others feel effortless and carefree. Let go of the idea that all things should remain the same. What is easy today may tomorrow prove difficult. All things are in constant motion and tapping into this natural rhythm allows you to embrace the ebb and flow rather than be taken under by it. 

Just as you would not abandon a helpless child so too must you guard your dreams with the same level of affection and care. They too require your commitment. Your effort. Your faith. Because without you no possibility exists. Without you nothing grows. All seeds remain unplanted. All inspiration untapped. 

This is why the greatest obstacle between you and your dreams is not necessarily circumstance or fate. Its simply your ability to nurture and commit to your dreams in the same way you would any other living thing. Faith, determination, unyielding commitment. With these three things you shall always succeed."

Happy new moon, babes. 

 

SCORPIO FULL MOON | TRANSMISSION

 
 

Whew! The energy of this full moon is electrifying! There are endings and shake ups and total mayhem and it feels RAW. But it also feels like medicine. The idea that whatever is happening, as painful, challenging and completely mind boggling though it may be, it is here for a reason. 

Taking in Channeled Messages 

I sat today to channel a message and receive the transmission for this very intense, very difficult and yet completely healing full Scorpio moon. Allow these words to drip into every fiber, every cell, of your being. This is more than a channeled message relating to the energy of this transit. It is a powerful energetic transmission, a download for your spirit. Take these words in slowly. Take them in wholly and allow yourself to come back to them several times over the next two weeks as we ride the wave of the now waning energy. 

Full Moon Transmission

So much pain and suffering is of your own making. Attachment to what has been. To what you want to be. To what you expect. Funny, isnt it? How everything you want so badly is also the source of your greatest pain and frustration? 
A reminder that we are both our own source of freedom and bondage. 

There is no end to this until you make the sacrifice. The sacrifice of ego but more to the point the sacrifice of control. To let go of the vision you have in your head of what this all must resemble. Let go of the image you have of your relationship. Of your partner. Release the expectation that surrounds what they/it are supposed to be. 
Take in, instead, who/what they are. What they have to share with you in this moment. The challenges they present which in truth are amazing gifts for your growth and evolution as an energetic being having a most human journey. 

Let go of your idea of success. Let go of the idea that it comes in a certain package, arriving in a very particular way and feeling like what you've heard others describe. 

Let go of the idea of acceptance that comes from anywhere but within. From anyone other than yourself. Witness how much freedom arrives when you let go of the idea that you can only accept yourself when others have first accepted you. 

What happens when you simply sit with what is? When you stop reimagining for a moent and start accepting this very moment in time. 
Notice how you have everything needed right here and now with what is before you right here and now. And yes, it may look different than what you want or think you want or what you expected it to be. But that doesn't change that this is what we need. 

We need to see this. We need to face this. We need to feel this. To take a watery deep dive into THIS regardless of how uncomfortable it may be because its in these depths is precisely what will nourish us. Heal us. In these dark places is exactly what will give us air so we may rise to the surface.

And it is through this deep dive that we rise renewed and with a sense of where we are to go and what we are to do. That is free of trauma. Free of expectation and filled only with inspired action and overwhelming wonderment. 

Mineral Medicine | Amazonite

 
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Amazonite was one of the very first stones that I worked with and helped to spark a lifelong obsession with minerals and their properties. I now work with stones/minerals/crystals in all areas of my life and recently started teaching my 7 year old about stones and how to work with them.

It got me thinking about a new series that I can offer to you that helps to bring the medicine of these minerals home to you!

I wanted to start with amazonite which was actually the second stone I started working with (the first was a huge raw rose quartz) because it has always struck me as one of those stones that we should all have a chunk of. Its vibe is peaceful, heart and throat opening and brings a sense of subtle calmness.

Where amazonite is found?

The name of this mineral comes from the Amazon river where evidently there are massive deposits of this green blue stone. You can find this stone all over the place, however, from Russia to Peru to the US. Thanks to online commerce Amazonite is but a click away. Just be mindful because its rather easy to manufacture certain stones especially when they are the tumbled variety and you want to make sure you are getting your hands on the Real McCoy.

What does amazonite do?

Amazonite is a perfect stone for communicators. It stimulates the throat chakra as well as the heart chakra allowing us to speak our truth, to speak from the heart and to allow our words to be the soothing and healing balm sometimes needed in tricky situations.

This is a perfect stone for negotiators, public speakers, writers and those who guide and heal.

Amazonite helps us to connect with a subtle inner peace. I say subtle because it's not like, say, lithium quartz which is the mineral equivalent of xanax. This is more of a calm that comes from floating in a warm body of water with the sun beating down on you. It's an ease that envelopes you and allows you to completely unwind.

This makes amazonite a fantastic stone to place around the home, especially where people interact the most. It's a great facilitator of peaceful and loving communication as well as instilling your space with a totally chill vibe.

How do I work with amazonite?

Working with amazonite is crazy simple as it's such a strong yet gentle energy.

Place amazonite around your home to:

Facilitate easeful and loving communication.
Fill your space with a chill vibe that helps people relax and feel at ease.
Clear your space of EMF energies from cellphones, computers, televisions and microwaves.

 

Meditate with amazonite to:

Clear blockages of both the heart and throat chakra.
Activate confidence and assurance when interacting with others.
Bring hope to the surface when facing troubling times.

 

Keep amazonite on your body to:

Protect yourself against EMFs while you’re on the fly.
Maintain a sense of peace and tranquility as you move through your day.
Carry yourself with a quiet confidence and communicate fluidly.

 

Bring the juiciness of amazonite to your career to:

Speak with confidence and assuredness.
Be ready for that big speech or tough negotiation.
Tap into a calm leadership that inspires hope in others.

 

Bring amazonites medicine to your relationships to:

Quelch power struggles and end adversarial patterns.
Promote loving and intimate communication.
Heal wounds that are inhibiting the progression of the connection.

 

Aries New Moon: A Catalyst For Rapid Change

 
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Sunday April 15th marks both an Aries New Moon and Mercury stationing direct. A few days later Chiron stations 2 degrees Aries and Saturn moves into his retrograde. This makes for a week of astrological weather that is set to knock everyone in their ass and shake up the status quo. 

Buckle up, buttercup

If you've been behaving yourself, working hard and flexing that integrity then this is likely to spell a very productive time. If you have been trying to screw the little guy or control situations for your own personal benefit chances are your shady ass behavior will be illuminated and the world will see you for you and what you are. 

But this is cool, because at heart we are all capable of being good people which means that if something comes to the forefront and we catch some shit it provides the foundation upon which we can make some changes. 

And change is very much what this week is going to be about.

Chiron moving into Aries along with this new moon in Aries gives us the fire to go after what we want. To look around and ask "is this what I want" and then take action towards making the vision we see one we jive with.  Chiron in Aries helps us to turn our wounds into catalysts for change. 

Aries is a spunky energy. Its a "get out of my way, I've got shit I want" type of energy. Its a fantastic energy for creating movement but its also a selfish energy. Aries wants what it wants when it wants it. Its not likely that someone harnessing Aries energy is going to stop and consider how their actions will impact others. Like an infant that wants its late night feeding

Aries doesn't give a shit who he has to wake in the middle of the night or barrel over to get to what he or she is after. Aries simply sees something that tickles their fancy and off they go with nary a thought more. For this reason we often perceive Aries energy as being impulsive and it can be-Aries acts now and thinks later. 
We will want to temper this potential because while Mercury is stationing direct we still have another two weeks before the messenger of the Gods is out of its shadow phase. This means that while the energy feels freer than it did during this tense to the point of ass clenching Mercury Retrograde we are still not out of the woods and need to be mindful of the choices we make and any major decisions on the horizon. 

Slow down, tiger

This Aries energy, especially as it relates to Chiron in Aries on the 17th and also Saturn turning retrograde, is going to highlight our impetuous behaviors. Those who tend to operate from this place as a baseline (people like the little orange demagogue in the White House, for example) are going to be on fire-so much so they may spontaneously combust when they go too far.
Expect a firestorm of tweets from the Cheeto in chief.  Not surprisingly, the day of the Aries new moon, Former CIA director James Comey's interview airs (*cough, cough* the calling out of shady ass behavior I mentioned...). 

On a personal level this week is a time for us to get serious about what we want for ourselves.

For most of us who do not operate from a self absorbed, impetuous baseline, a little sacred selfishness is the exact flavor our pallet craves. We have a fresh opportunity to get creative with what we desire for life and the changes we need to make to become the person capable of building that life. 

The person who built what we left behind before Sunday's new moon is not going to be the person who builds the life we desire after it. This means we need to work at breaking the habit of being ourselves. Sure there are some way too aspects of the self that can come along for the ride but we will need to cultivate brand new ways of perceiving if want to build something new. 

The good news is that Aries is anything if not inventive meaning that we will have no shortage of creative ideas from which to draw inspiration. And inspired action is the best action. 

What changes are you looking to make to your life as we enter Aries season and expand into the change unfolding around us? What blocks your path? Lets set up your personal one-on-one Intuitive Tarot reading to give you clarity on not just what is ahead for you but what magic you can make with it. 

 

Full Moon Libra: Emotional Balance

 
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The Full Blue Moon in Libra on the 31st is an opportunity for digging into our feelings. To explore where the arrow of our emotions points. To what they are trying to tell us. The emphasis is on balance. How we manage our day to day. How we manage our relationship with others. How we hold space for ourselves even amongst the bustle of our lives. We are looking at the space between us and all the other shit that fills our lives. We are now looking closely at what matters and what is petty and needs to be released. Freeing that space for something more important. 

When we are off balance we find ourselves easily leaning into anxiety, overwhelm and freneticism. We struggle with holding our boundaries and easily give everything we have, and even some of what we do not, to anyone who comes calling. We are stifled in our capacity to receive, to create. 

When in the flow of equity, however, we find we are tapped into the very essential essence of the present moment. To our connection with this experience and both our inner and outer world. We find that we do not need to be controlled by our emotions and nor do we cling to outdated narratives that wreak havoc across our lives. 

As the energy of this lunar transit unfolds in the coming 2 weeks we learn that balance is not a destination but an ever unfolding process. It is learning to work with the changing tides rather than cling to our life raft. And its in this total receptivity and adaptability that we foster the deepest awareness. 

The awareness that the expansion blooming for each and everyone of us only comes if we tend to the seeds planted now. The seeds that will be the very vegetation which sustains and nourishes us in the coming 6 months. These are the seeds of awareness. Awareness of our relationship to balance. Of our relationship to ourself. Our relationship to what matters and what doesn't.

There is much which is changing. The person looking back at you in the mirror today is going to be a stranger by this time 6 months from now. Each and every one of us holds massive potential in the great unfolding taking place but it does come at a cost. A sacrifice of all that does not serve. That holds us back. That inhibits our ability to connect with what truly is aligned.

And its here, in this honest awareness that we find the very essence of balance. The essence that allows us to receive both the width and the length of this experience.  

 

March Tarotscopes: A Month of Momentum

 
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The Month of March presents an influx of energy that draws a heavy amount of attention to how we personally show up in our lives. This is highlighted both actively and inactively with special attention placed on our healing and the journey we have been on since Chiron entered Pisces in 2011.

We start first with a full moon in Virgo.

This transit carries with it some Lion (Leo) energy with it as well so expect to see passion playing a role in the way in which we evaluate what is transpiring for us. Virgo is a perfectionist energy so this transit is going to highlight the details. Those tiny particles that comprise the totality of our life. We especially will see this energy playing out in our relationships. Are we happy in our relationships? Do we trust the person that we are with. Are we prepared to do the work that needs doing or is it time to throw in the towel?

Devil In The Details

If this transit happens to gloss over your relationship then this Virgo energy is going to offer up an opportunity for grounding us in the day to day of our lives. Because of the heavy influence of Aries energy this month we are encouraged with this transit to get dialed into the details of what we need to do in order to make things happen in our lives. This will play out differently for each sign but the message is the same-if nothing changes, nothing changes. We must be willing to get up and get moving. To take action towards what we want.

And of course this brings us to the very real need for clarity of vision, knowing what we want and then assessing the steps, large and small, that are required for us to get from point A (where we are) and point B (where we wish to be).

Adding to this energy is Mercury turning retrograde on March 22nd. Though it is separate from the full moon and occurs later in the month there is a correlation because of the active level of the energy of month asking us to get dialed into where our focus is needed, the steps we need to take in these areas and, with the Mercury Retrograde, what we can reassess, fine tune or do over in these areas.

Lastly this full moon has interplay with Saturn’s energy reminding us both of any limitations placed upon us with the events transpiring March 1st and the two week window thereafter, as well as the stability Saturn tries to impart. Be sure that any promises made around this time are promises you are prepared to keep, both to yourself and anyone else.

Mars enters Capricorn on March 17th

This sets us on a journey of great movement and momentum. This is the time for us to take all of those details, all those steps we sussed out at the beginning of the month and put them to work. This means getting up and getting dirty. It means putting ourselves out there and stepping outside, far outside, our comfort zone. It also means ample energy and daring capacity to leap out on the ledge. This is a very powerful time when we can see a surge in momentum as we make our way towards our goals.

As mentioned Chiron has been traveling through Pisces since 2011. This has been a fantastic healing journey that has opened us up to the deep wounds, vulnerabilities and capacity for love within. This has served as our moment to step into the role of teacher and creator as we found our wounds had so much to share with us and thus we had so much to share with the world. This transit is coming to a peak on the 4th, 5th and again on the 18th and 19th of March. This is a transit that will not occur again until 2060 so it's sort of a big deal to pay attention to our journey, what we’ve learned and how we can apply this to our sharing with the world.

Lets get deeper with March’s Tarotscopes

This month I used the beautifully designed The Fountain Tarot deck.

Aries

The Fountain card reminds you, Aries, of the connection between the micro and the macro. This is an energy of interconnectedness. How what transpires within us also transpires beyond us. How our inner process impacts the outer process. This month you are encouraged toy with the concept of interconnectedness while also embracing its limitlessness. There is a great responsibility that comes with knowing we are part of the whole but also a great awareness that there is nothing beyond our reach when we expand our vision to this level.

Taurus

The 3 of Wands is a card of building. It's a card of vision. Its a card of knowing what is wanted and planning out the steps towards making that happen. There is a quality of being a visionary where this energy is concerned. We have the foresight to see what we want in our lives and though it may still be off in the distance we are intent on taking our skills, our tools and all resources at our disposal to laying the pathway so we can easefully get what we are after.

Gemini

The 6 of Coins has a distinct energy of both charity and celebration. Though these two energies may not seem to go hand in hand in the case of the 6 of Coins we find that there is something to celebrate whether we are the one giving the charity or the ones receiving the charity. If we are on the receiving end we can celebrate the sweet relief that comes when someone helps us in a moment of tension. The freedom from that tension and anxiety can feel like we are suddenly 50 lbs lighter. When we are on the giving end we celebrate the ability to give to those who need our support. Though we all have something to give regardless of whether that comes in the form of currency or not, the ability to give support reminds us of all the ways in which we are blessed. Which then brings us down to the most distilled idea of the 6 of Coins, this month, Gemini, you experience first hand just how blessed you really are.

Cancer

The 9 of Cups is a favorite card of mine as its energy is positive, celebratory and just all around good times. Specifically the 9 of Cups is known as one of the two wish cards (the Star card is the other) of the Tarot. When I see this card it's clear that something you have wished for, worked for and put your effort into is coming to fruition. This gives you the opportunity for celebrating your hard work and the achievement of what you’ve long sought. Additionally its a time for others to celebrate you and come out in support and for you to show your appreciation for all of those who see the good in you and your success.

Leo

This is a month of partnership, Leo. The 2 of Cups is all about the symbiotic relationship between two separates. It may be the bridging of two, seemingly, disparate ideas, or it could literally mean the joining of two people. Yes, this could bode very well for your relationships and may portend the arrival of a new lover or evolution to the next stage in an already existing relationship. It may also be a time when you find business partnership highlighted. The idea with the 2 of Cups, regardless of the nature of the union, is that through our partnerships we find our experience is made richer and more expansive.

Virgo

Stability is the theme for March and you are interested in creating more of it. The 10 of Coins highlights the work we do to impart strength to the foundation of our lives. It's the building blocks that comprise the whole. To get more specific this energy is going to help you with doing the work, making the changes and otherwise creating habits that build the integrity of your foundation for generations to come. The energy of the 10 of Coins is expansive. Its long term. It's not about just getting by in the moment but building something that can support generation after generation.

Libra

The King of Swords is not an individual to trifle with. He sees through the bullshit and passes swift and thorough judgment. He is disinterested in emotional marketing and ploys to circumvent logic. He doesn't want to hear your excuses about why something happened, rather he wants to know what you are going to do about it. This month you are either playing ball with someone who embodies these traits or you will find these traits your most useful allies. This is a month when a healthy level of detachment from emotions will best serve you in your interactions with others.

Scorpio

The anxiety that keeps you up in the dark of night, biting your nails and worrying about what is going to happen is the very domain of the 9 of Swords. It's the deep psychological fear that keeps us in place, unable to move for fear that the monsters are real. What we find, however, is that often it's our perception of our situation and not the reality of it which keeps us in place when the 9 of Swords presents itself. A sign that we are working things up to such extremes within our minds and not necessarily seeing clearly. The medicine here is to begin to take small but certain steps to bring a sense of relief to your situation. You may not control all outcomes but you do control how you handle your time between. Surprisingly when we fear not having enough money to pay our bills something as simple as canceling unnecessary subscriptions or creating a simple working budget can bring a great deal of relief. These small steps help us get close enough to see that the monsters are far smaller, and far less fearsome than we perceived.

Sagittarius

Something this month is not what it appears to be. The Moon is a card of illusion and deception. The projection of fears and anxieties that makes causes uncertainty and thus renders us unable to move forward in a situation within our lives. We may be engaging in this form of self deception or we could find that there is something or someone in our lives that isn't what it appears on the surface. Situations that seem promising this month may fall apart. Something we fear heading into March may prove completely unimportant by months end. Someone who talks a good game and presents an impressive facade may be more self-serving than thought. The medicine is to be mindful of illusions at play and to proceed carefully and with keen attention to all details. If it seems amiss, chances are you need to get more information before casting a final choice.

Capricorn

The 3 of Swords is a card of heartbreak and betrayal. Feeling as though you have been stabbed in the heart and in so doing all trust is broken. I see this card often in triangular relationships when infidelity is an issue. It can also point to signs of tension and betrayal in other partnerships such as with business. The idea behind this card is that regardless of the nature of the betrayal there is something powerful taking place under the surface. Some of life's best and most important lessons come packaged as painful experiences.

Aquarius

The Page of Cups encourages you to take a fresh approach to an old issue, Aquarius. The Page of Cups is a youthful, carefree and romantic energy. An intuitive and creative energy that offers clues to new avenues available. The saying is if nothing changes, nothing changes and this month the Page if offering you a fresh perspective that can clear the path ahead. Listen to your intuition this month and allow some room for exploring your intuitive “pings”. You will find your broadcast is so strong this month that you are receiving insight and illumination in a variety of ways. Follow their path.

Pisces

I love the Strength card. Though when we really focus on it we see that often times when we need strength the most its when life is difficult there still is something so empowering about knowing we have the strength needed to see our way through. Strength is one of those nebulous concepts-sometimes it comes packaged as brute force and other times as observation and silence. Each are equally powerful in terms of their potential for transformation its simply knowing which is needed and when. The most important aspect of this card, Pisces, is to know that strength is always with you. It's not something that packs its bags and heads off without you but is always within waiting for you to call on it. And even when you think you’ve tapped out your reserves rest assured there is plenty more within waiting to serve you.

Full Moon Virgo: The Sum of Our Parts

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March 1st welcomes a full moon in Virgo. The Virgo energy reminds us to pay attention to where we put our focus. The Tarot card associated with this transit is the 4 of Cups meaning that we will be highly influenced by our focus, perception and attention. The energy of the 4 of cups is one of feeling forlorn. We may want something that seems out of reach or feel that we are missing out on something. In truth it's our perception that needs adjusting.

While we may find things coming to a head with this Virgo full moon that do not align with what we desire this doesn't mean that all is for naught. Our perception is likely to swing to such a perspective but this is misleading. We will need to exercise great discipline to steer ourselves not just on what might be missing (and there is medicine there, still) but also on what we have working in our favor.

Get Passionate About The Details

This transit carries with it some Lion (Leo) energy with it as well so expect to see passion playing a role in the way in which we evaluate what is transpiring for us.

Virgo is a perfectionist energy so this transit is going to highlight the details. Those tiny particles that comprise the totality of our life. We especially will see this energy playing out in our relationships. Are we happy in our relationships? Do we trust the person that we are with. Are we prepared to do the work that needs doing or is it time to throw in the towel?

If this transit happens to gloss over your relationship then this Virgo energy is going to offer up an opportunity for grounding us in the day to day of our lives. Because of the heavy influence of Aries energy this month we are encouraged with this transit to get dialed into the details of what we need to do in order to make things happen in our lives. This will play out differently for each sign but the message is the same-if nothing changes, nothing changes. We must be willing to get up and get moving. To take action towards what we want.

And of course this brings us to the very real need for clarity of vision, knowing what we want and then assessing the steps, large and small, that are required for us to get from point A (where we are) and point B (where we wish to be).

Adding to this energy is Mercury turning retrograde on March 22nd. Though it is separate from the full moon and occurs later in the month there is a correlation because of the active level of the energy of month asking us to get dialed into where our focus is needed, the steps we need to take in these areas and, with the Mercury Retrograde, what we can reassess, fine tune or do over in these areas. This transit will require flexibility, something that can feel foreign with a Virgoan energy that is often times rigid and set in its ways. At the very least know that anything taking place during this full moon will benefit from Mercury’s retrograde and the cosmic do-over it provides.

The Long Haul

Lastly this full moon has interplay with Saturn’s energy reminding us both of any limitations placed upon us with the events transpiring March 1st and the two week window thereafter, as well as the stability Saturn tries to impart. Be sure that any promises made around this time are promises you are prepared to keep, both to yourself and anyone else.

Do not offer lip service or commit to more than you are capable of handling. The tendency with Virgoan energy is to approach everything with arms stretched wide open but this is likely to leave you feeling overworked, under-appreciated and potentially resentful by months end.

The questions that should be on all our minds with this full moon in Virgo should be “what do I want and what am I willing to do about it?” This doesn't mean just simply thinking about what it would be nice to have or how nice it would feel if life were “just so” but really digging into the details of what is needed and where our attention should be. Saturn's interplay with this transit means that themes playing out during this full moon, the actions we take will have far reaching implications. Make them count.