Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle in Aries~ April 15 – 21 New SolLunar Cycle in Aries “Sunrise” photograph by Claire Dibble Our last SolLunar Cycle, tied to watery, intuitive Pisces and Wounded Healer Chiron, brought huge emotional clearings and fostered an emerging clarity to our lives. In extraordinary contrast, we now leap into this New SolLunar…

Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle in Aquarius ~ February 15 – 28 New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius “Heart in Hand” painting by Priscilla Marden (above) Welcome to this very consequential New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius, rich with various levels of meaning and possibility. First, it is a Partial Solar Eclipse visible in the South America, complementing…

Like his ancestors, Ben Clark lives off this land. His great grandfather Josiah “Si” L Ferrin raised cattle and homesteaded off Buffalo Valley Road; his grandfather, Harold Clark, built the road to Hoback Canyon. Two years ago, Clark decided to work the land in a very different way, by wildcrafting the flowers and natural materials…

  You talk to anyone who does yoga, and they will tell you it is a practice. In the best of cases, it is a practice for life. Studies have shown that regular yoga asana practice over a long period of time supports flexibility and strength, peace of mind, and balance of emotions. But what…

Star Signposts: Last Quarter Moon~ February 7- 14 Last Quarter Moon “Shadow and Light” photograph by Lyn Dalebout 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…

Star Signposts: Full Moon ~ January 31 – February 6 Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Cancer/Capricorn “Teton Sanctuary” photograph by Julia Rose Heemstra In keeping with last week’s Capricorn photo theme of ‘Earth is Church’, I am grateful to post this winter image by my beloved friend, Julia Heemstra, one of the athletic high priestesses of the…

  About the Author Laura Garrard, CLT, CMT, NCTMB Laura is the owner of Attuned Healing Massage & Bodywork. As a massage and lymphatic therapist and Reiki master teacher, Garrard has assisted others with healing for nine years and facilitates the Teton Reiki Circle. Her bodywork therapies also include CranioSacral Therapy, Thai massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, body…

Star Signposts: First Quarter Moon January 24-30th   First Quarter Moon “Illuminated from Within” photo by Lyn Dalebout 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…

Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle ~ January 16 – 23 New SolLunar Cycle in Capricorn “Sedona Cathedral” photo by Lyn Dalebout (above) The places I go for spiritual reflection and renewal ~ my churches ~ are most always in the wild outdoors. I grew up as an avid skier and hiker in the granite Canyons…

  Uncertainty. Most of us avoid it with everything we’ve got. We grasp tightly to what we know. We seek out safety, stability and confirmation. We aspire to be in control. In fact, most of us have spent most of our lives learning skills to help us stay in control. Whether it’s on mountain slopes,…

Star Signposts: Last Quarter Moon ~ January 8 – 15, 2018  Last Quarter Moon “Seeding Possibility” poem and paintings by Trea Christopher Grey Thank you, dear friends, Trea Christopher Grey and Kimall Christensen, for the gift of your futuristic, positive oracle, Worlds of Good Fortune, no better way to honor, in art, the beginning of the New Year of…

Star Signposts: Full Moon ~ January 1 – 7 2018 Full Moon in sidereal Gemini/Sagittarius “Igniting Passions” painting by Trea Christopher Grey (above) This Moon is Super for several reasons. Astronomically, such close proximity of the Moon to Earth always heightens and amplifies the emotional waves of everyone, even the animals and plants. In addition, Gemini…

Star Signposts: First Quarter Moon ~ December 26-31 First Quarter Moon “Simply Here” poem and paintings by Trea Christopher Grey   Thank you, dear friends, Trea Christopher Grey and Kimall Christensen, for the gift of your futuristic, positive oracle, Worlds of Good Fortune, no better way to honor, in art, the beginning of the New Year of 2018. (I…

Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle/First Quarter Moon ~ December 17 – 25 New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Sagittarius “Emergence” detail of painting by Trea Christopher Grey (above) Ah. Deep in-breath. A sigh of out-breath. We have arrived at years’ end as well as the beginning promise of a New Year. Winter Solstice takes place on December…

An Extreme Athlete’s Vision Quest: My quest began at 2:00 pm on September 17, 2014 in Grand Teton National Park as I plunged my toes into the icy water of Jenny lake and started the first phase of the “Around-the-Clock” triathlon, my personally-created endurance (or as I like to call it: sufferfest) test. But before…

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…