Editors Note: this post was originally published in Teton Spirit/New WU Magazine by Lyn Dalebout  EarthSky Oracle: Total Solar Eclipse ~ August 21, 2017 Thank you, dear friend, Marybeth Minter,  for this photograph of our mystical Sun. @2017 Lyn Dalebout~EarthWordSkyWord.com ~All Rights Reserved The Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) of August 21, 2017 is a crossing, a passage, a bridge…

Most personal growth comes from overcoming a challenging experience. Like the most intriguing books we read, movies we watch or stories we hear, our lives are a series of obstacles waiting to be overcome. These obstacles are what creates a deeper connection with ourselves, others and the force between us. We trigger some of these…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. Star Signposts: Week of the Last Quarter Moon August 14 – 20 Last Quarter Moon Our current SolLunar Cycle is all about our relationship to homeland/family members, nurturing, nutrition, environmental concerns, all part of Cancer’s domain. You realize who are ‘your people’…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. Star Signposts: Week of Full Moon August 6 – 13 Full Moon in sidereal Cancer/Capricorn “Northern Teton Range from Jackson Lake” photograph by Lyn Dalebout Our current SolLunar Cycle is all about our relationship to homeland/family members, nurturing, nutrition, environmental concerns, all part of…

Like waves crashing on the shore, we are surrounded by a constant stream of energy, pulsing and rippling outward. Most do not see or feel the dynamic interplay of energetic expression. As a healing practitioner, I sense this field of energy all the time and have learned I am interfacing with living fields or patterns…

We are living in the midst of the accelerated evolutionary change predicted in prophecies from all the world’s traditions. The evidence is everywhere from drastic climate shifts to economic distress, political upheaval and collapsing institutions. NASA has identified significant changes in the magnetic fields and climate of the Earth, of our Sun, and elsewhere in…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. Star Signposts: Week of the First Quarter Moon ~ July 30 – August 6 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…

It is summer in Jackson Hole. The verdant green of the valley shines into my windows with almost shocking intensity. As I gaze into shimmering aspen leaves over pink honeysuckle blooms in my yard, I’m finding it difficult to move away from this sublime present moment to take my readers with me on a journey…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Cancer “Yellowstone Hot Pond ~ Midway Geyser Basin” photo by Lyn Dalebout We enter a new SolLunar cycle this week, the last one before the Great American SolLunar Eclipse Cycle of August 21. This four-week period is…

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Ghandi When I was looking for a way to volunteer years ago I spent a lot of time researching the organizations in my town. It was an overwhelming process because there were a lot of organizations out there that…

Have you ever noticed when you fall in love priorities change…. Worries fade away…. Time magically multiplies. There’s seems to be a nervous excitement for the unknown. It’s a new adventure. Nothing else matters …Except what matters. That’s what happened when I met Casey over 9 years ago. We met on an adventure with a mutual friend in…

Yesterday while I was walking along the river my dog stopped in her tracks and pointed her nose skyward. I followed her gaze and saw a flock of trumpeter swans flying overhead. It was a lovely gift to have those beauties grace my morning. Then today, once again my pup spotted the birds. This time…

Touch is much more than making physical contact with an object to perceive texture, temperature or form. I believe touch reaches beyond the tactile, involving all of our senses, and intuition, to guide us through the world, and to affect those around us. Touch is powerful; it can bring pleasure, offer support or inflict pain.…

It’s time to invite more light into your life! Endings and Beginnings. Dark and Light. Confusion and Clarity. Doubt and Trust. Fear and Love. Life is full of polarities and the solstice marks the most significant one for planet Earth. The winter solstice is the moment of deepest darkness in the Northern Hemisphere. But deep…

Editor’s note: article and photos were repurposed from Uplift.com By allowing our fears to arise we create an opportunity for healing I once had a student who started to drift away and began to look sheepishly apologetic when she did come to class. She avoided my eyes and had an invisible wall around her mat.…

Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole. We now know the brain is very dynamic; it can be upgraded at any age, and it changes in response to internal training. Neuroscience has identified four brain circuits that, when activated on a regular basis, will lead to measurable increases in happiness and wellbeing.…

Have you ever loved something so much but you know it’s time to let it go? One morning you wake up and recognize that no matter how much you love it, it has done everything it can for you. You’ve learned the lessons. You’ve given 100%. And now the time has come to move on…

Usually when people talk about grounding they are mostly targeting spiritual people as their audience. I, however, don’t believe this topic is just for spiritual people. It’s for anyone who has to encounter someone who upsets them or for anyone who is over worked and tired. Sometimes in stressful or tiresome situations we began to…