• Astrology,  Mystic Monday

    Time to Shine

    Happy Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year, but this year, we get a special treat. This solstice coincides with the full moon (June Strawberry Moon). Not only should all that extra sunlight make for a very beautiful, deep amber colored full moon, but it also adds to the energetic potency of this celestial holiday. This super-charged full moon takes place in Sagittarius, the sign of the archer. It invites us to set our sights on a target or goal (hopefully one of positive change and growth) and to let loose the arrow. To let the currents of energy from this solstice jettison us into a new way of…

  • Healthy Living,  Mystic Monday,  Real Life

    Grounding through the Summer Buzz

    I’m a summer child. My birthday is just one week before the solstice, and the summer is when I come fully alive. I love the heat. I love long, languid days and soft, humid nights. I love sunshine, and light, and bright colors. Someone once likened me to a butterfly; saying that I break out of a cocoon and become someone else as the sun takes hold. I’m naturally light and airy. The air signs dominate my astrological chart, and my Ayurvedic sign is Vata. Because of these things, the heat of summer is the perfect balance for me. But the constant INERTIA of the warmer, more active seasons can…

  • 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…