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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

Every Christmas morning the Hagens click into their Nordic skis like good Norwegians and glide into Grand Teton National Park. Fifteen year old Annabel says it’s a tradition she is proud of whether her family is with her uncle Martin Hagen, a three time Olympic biathlete, or with family friends. “We all go out and…

Star Signposts: First Quarter Moon ~ October 27– Nov 2 First Quarter Moon “Forming” acrylic painting by Alison Brush The arrival of a New SolLunar Cycle is always a blessed moment to begin anew and we are afforded this opportunity every 28 days. How exciting that this week’s New Moon is exactly linked by opposition to…

Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle ~ October 19 – October 26 New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Libra “Pause” acrylic painting by Alison Brush The arrival of a New SolLunar Cycle is always a blessed moment to begin anew and we are afforded this opportunity every 28 days. How exciting that this week’s New Moon is exactly linked…

Star Signposts: Week of the Last Quarter Moon- October 12 -18 Last Quarter Moon “Grand Teton Range Nightscape” photograph by Tristan Greszko The theme of this entire SolLunar Cycle continues in the upcoming two weeks: focus, to be focused, to learn to be better focused by eliminating distractions. Transform too much idleness or laziness of the…

Star Signposts: Weeks of Full Moon- October 5 -11 Full Moon in sidereal Virgo/Pisces “Grand Teton Night Sky” photograph by Tristan Greszko The theme of this entire SolLunar Cycle continues in the upcoming two weeks: focus, to be focused, to learn to be better focused by eliminating distractions. Transform too much idleness or laziness of the…

Star Signposts: First Quarter Moon- September 27- October 4 New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Virgo “Totality” by Tristan Greszko I am excited to post these exquisite photographs (above) of the recent Great American Eclipse from the talented Tristan Greszko. Thank you, Tristan. Check out Tristan Greszko’s extraordinary photographs of both our mystical heavens and magical Earth. This New Moon in sidereal Virgo is…

Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle- September 19-26 New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Virgo “Path of Totality” by Tristan Greszko I am excited to post these exquisite photographs (above) of the recent Great American Eclipse from the talented Tristan Greszko. This opening photograph tracks the entire Eclipse across the Grand Tetons. Thank you, Tristan. Check out Tristan Greszko’s extraordinary photographs of both…

We tend to forget that we are animals. I know it is not sexy or spiritually inspiring, but the truth is we are part of the animal kingdom. We are also unique. Our human experience is complex. We are animals with a conscious. Animals with an ego. We are self-aware. This can present a lot…

No one thinks twice when utilizing a coach to better his or her game. So why not use a life coach to better our lives? According to Holistic Life Coach Christie Watts-Schutt, “Life coaching is meant to be a stepping stone to our own greatness and can be a learning process applied toward all of…

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…