When was the last time you sat, really sat and asked yourself, “What do I want in this life – in my profession – in my relationships, etc?” I don’t mean for 10 minutes at your counter with coffee in the morning, or the flittering thoughts as you’re driving to a meeting or to pick…

Star Signposts: Last Quarter Moon December 10-16 Last Quarter Moon “Life at the Edge” painting by Susan Pitcairn Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner: “This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of…

Set your books down tonight, books of science, pages of genus and species, chapters on history and religion, the lives and passions of others. Can you remember what it was like to be a child? Walk the forest under full moon. Some things are hidden in darkness but others are alive in the soft light.…

Star Signposts: Full Moon/Last Quarter Moon December 3 – 9 Full Moon in sidereal Taurus Scorpio “Precious Waters” painting by Susan Pitcairn (above) This week’s Full Moon/Super Moon on destabilizing steroids is intimately linked to the unfolding planetary political dramas. The Moon is aligned with Aldebaran, Taurus the Bull’s red eye, ruler of the House of…

Bhutan: Honor the Earth To Travel Is to Experience Our Identity and Unity to All Life. As a young child, my grandmother shared the natural world. We birded, hunted for mushrooms and gathered clay so my young eyes could learn and understand life. I didn’t realize how these excursions would lay the foundation for my…

When we cut and cook an onion, it becomes translucent and reveals many aromas and flavors. Its layers reveal its beauty. And so do ours. As we peel back the layers of our being, we delve into the exploration of what we are made up of, what defines us, and what remains once all the…

Star Signposts: First Quarter Moon ~ November 25 – December 2 First Quarter Moon Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com “The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the…

Before you meditate, fill a glass jar with water. Look at it and think of how it’s like your mind during a quiet moment — clean and clear like the sky. Now take a little bit of sand or soil that you’ve brought in from outside and dump it in the jar. Each tiny grain…

Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle/First Quarter Moon ~ November 18 – November 25 New SolLunar Cycle in Scorpio “Light Upon Light” detail of painting by Susan Pitcairn Our New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Scorpio marks the time of year to make peace with the literal or metaphorical darkness. Rather than run from the shorter days and longer…

Horses can teach us volumes about relationships and healthy social structures. They don’t use words, but they speak loudly and clearly when it comes to telling the truth. And the truth is what we all communicate most effectively when we speak from our hearts. Put a child who weighs 70 pounds in a confined area…

Question: Does the soul really choose MY parents? Carol’s Reply: Yes! From the perspective of reincarnation theory there is an intentional “match up” of souls to their parents in each lifetime. No matter how it seems, this purposeful selection sets the stage for activating both what you intend to learn and what you are designed…

As I gathered music, altar objects, and prepared material for the four women’s metaphysical groups that I lead at Padma Mountain Studio, I found myself reflecting on their faces and how they have changed in the past 30 years. I saw the commitment to spiritual awakening, passion to learn tools to empty the mind, heartfelt…

These days life seems to be emotionally interesting and physically tough. Just full of funk, and not the get up off your seat and move kind of funk, more like the I am not sure if I can get up and survive the day funk. Full moon? Time change? Just life? Lately I wake up,…

Star Signposts: Last Quarter Moon ~ November 10-17 “Inner-Glow” acrylic painting by Alison Brush (above) What a dynamic two-week period lies ahead, especially in regards to our roles in the world, the quality of our relationships, the need to take action based on what we feel is fair and just in unfolding events around us. Time to see clearly…

People often ask how we chose our current lifestyle. Did we consciously choose to raise our children so consciously? Or did moving into a yurt make us so conscious. Well, eight years ago, when we were living in a typical New England colonial house, in a typical New England town, no, I did not consciously…

October brought Indian Summer.  Temperatures reached the sixties with cold nights.  The air carried a sense of warmth and the whisper of winter. The month was quite pleasant. Animals migrate. Morning frost covers the meadows.  Off-season descends on the valley. After a cold September, the month of October brought time to play, time to finish…

Star Signposts: Full Moon ~ November 3 – 9 Full Moon in sidereal Libra/Aries “Inner-Glow” acrylic painting by Alison Brush (above) What a dynamic two-week period lies ahead, especially in regards to our roles in the world, the quality of our relationships, the need to take action based on what we feel is fair and just in…

  Exciting news!  Jackson Hole is on the list as one of the premiere screening locations for the upcoming documentary: HEAL. “HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. HEAL not only taps into…