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    Winter Solstice Intention: Balance

    I’m a little late in posting this, but every year I set an intention for the coming solar year on the Winter Solstice. Last year, my intention was growth, and it was definitely a year of growth and expansion in many ways!  I have a tendency to beat myself up about not meeting all of my other secondary and tertiary goals – there are MANY – so I wanted to take a moment to publicly pat myself on the back before I dive into my intention for this year.

  • Announcements,  Astrology,  Mystic Monday,  Real Life

    The Chaos Before Balance

    I have been remiss at blogging lately.  A lot of things have been shifting and realigning around me, and when that happens, I’ve learned to just let go of the reins and trust that balance will return.  It makes sense that life would feel chaotic right now. We are approaching a major astrological power-punch.  This year, the new moon (time to set intentions, manifest, create) in March is not only a supermoon (one of 6 times this year where the moon is as close as it can get to earth), but it also falls on the Spring Equinox.  This rare trifecta is also occurring just as the moon is completing…

  • Mystic Monday,  Real Life

    Mystic Monday: A Virtual Soul Circle

    It’s Mystic Monday again!  Where I talk about all things mystical/magical/paranormal. Because it’s fresh in my mind, I wanted to share a wonderful experience I had yesterday.  It was a first for me.  I joined a Virtual Soul Circle.  What is that?  Well, exactly what it sounds like – a gathering of souls who are sharing their energy at a distance. It’s basically a blend of a prayer circle and a guided meditation over the phone. I’ll admit, I was a skeptic.  I’ve done my fair share of circle rituals in the real world, and I figured going “virtual” was cheating/faking it and would somehow cheapen the experience.  Man, was…

  • Mystic Monday,  Real Life

    From the Darkness, into the Light

    The Winter Solstice.  The shortest day and longest night of the year.  For me, this time of the year is not about busy-bustling, shopping, over-imbibing with loved ones, or even stuffing my face with chocolate (though most of those things inevitably happen).  During this pivotal time when the sun – the source of our energy – is the farthest from us, we can cocoon ourselves in darkness and dive into the depths of the self.  I use that energy for private reflection, and to set an intention for the solar year to come.