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Some of our ancestors called this Full Moon a Full Flower Moon
because many spring flowers are blooming around this time.

A New Moon arrives on May 22nd.

For various reasons, this Full Moon on May 7th is also being called a Supermoon –
the third consecutive one of its kind in 2020.

This threepeat makes for an appetizing prequel to this
Summer’s polyenergetic Astrological Eclipse Season.

They will be arriving on the Summer Solstice in later June.

Energies intensify more than usual around these times.

But this Full Moon is also called the Wesak Full Moon.

This is symbolic of the Buddha’s Light of Compassion that shines brightly
on the consciousness of our planet at this time.

It’s always good to have a compassionate approach.
But especially good medicine when spirits spring out, and up.

Do whatever you can to ground yourself, so that
your feet stay anchored into the Earth.

In the Northern Hemisphere of the Americas,
many of us remember learning the mantra:

April showers bring May flowers

Today, it’s especially hard to be a student or work at a school
when school isn’t in session.

Many people are out of work, or being told to stay home.
But how do I make a living? What do I do with myself?

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we are experiencing great adversity –
humans especially, know calamity on the planet right now.

But there are positive signs regarding the environmental impact
of staying home, and consuming less fossil fuels on our ecosystems.

I’m hearing students, and coworkers say that they miss being at school.
This is coming from people that you don’t typically hear express those sentiments.

And I’ve heard stories about areas in the Himalaya’s
that you couldn’t see a month ago.

Reportedly, skies are clearing to show their beautiful vistas
to the world again in that location.

As if we needed any proof that fossil fuels
don’t adversely affect humans, and all Earthlings!

They certainly aren’t good for the multidimensional Universe either.

What you can do with this adversity right now,
is allow yourself to awaken to the present moment,
and sit with what is.

You can become mindful of the energy of your thoughts,
and the emotions that connect to those thoughts.

You can become mindful of your breath, replace your fears,
and quiet your chattering monkey mind with peaceful, calming thoughts.

Do this one step, one breath, and one moment at a time.

On the horizontal level, you can play with the forms, including your own.

Get plenty of rest, practice self-care, follow a routine,
nurture your creativity by writing, making art, music
take photojournalistic pictures, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy foods.

On a vertical level, unplug from the gadgets,
travel inside your body into your formless dimension,
and notice what awakens within you in the quiet darkness.

What comes up for you in this empty space?

Can you come down into your soul into this unknowing,
and unmanifested area of you that might want to become conscious?

This is a place beyond ingrained thinking, and robotic habits.
It is a space beyond linear, clock time, and schedules.

Yet paradoxically, you can access this space within the
mundane tasks of your daily routine.

This is where the magic wakes up by allowing your
consciousness to see the light of day.

This is the place where the
darkness of night walks out in the sunlight.

It is a commingling partnership with our masculine, and feminine beingness –
inside of ourselves, and outward bound with each other.

Till we tweet again peeps,

Ari

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The magical energy of a New Year and New Moon swoop in this week –
In the wake of the visionary air of Hawk

Hawk’s energetic connections to Mercury are good reminders to not take
Retrograde Twilight Zone mind tricks too seriously

Remember the Oz like smokescreen screenplay we are all enticed to buy into
is an illusion with a reality to that perception . . .

Yes, the corporate media serves up more bad news for us to gobble up
and try to keep us afraid of our own dark sides and shades of grey

There is so much tragedy for our eyes to see

But a New hope for this Chinese year of the Monkey is a healthy opportunity
to rise to the challenge of tuning down the internalized background noises of
surround sound chatter and underlying anxieties

Or just the freedom to not pick up the incessant and repetitive mental tapes
that dominate internal voice mail systems

Hawk helps us become aware of the obvious signs and synchronicities
that might have been hiding in the shadows

Meditation on Temperance reveals
Hawk’s assertion to pay attention!

See with the wide open angle gaze of Hawk
Look at the big picture without getting lost in the details

Take responsibility instead of blaming others

Be with the Grandfatherly sunlight of heartfelt connections . . .
Without forgetting the gravitational pull of our Mother Earth

See you onward up the trails,

Ari

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After Last Week’s Christmas Full Cold Moon fades into the twilight
Sunlight rises in our Divine ascent through less darker nights

But there will be plenty of darkness to tunnel through before
Groundhog Day resurfaces again in early February

We move further toward sensual equanimity on the Spring Equinox in March

Until then, our free-spirited feet respect the
gravitational pull of our emotional earthbound connections

Eagle inspires our souls to be high-minded and connect with deep roots

Soon 2015 will give birth to a Chinese New Year of the Monkey
Always a good time to relax attachment to form

Silence the chattering monkey mind with an inquisitive
and introverted personal reading

What places inside of yourself needs re-visitation and refinement?

Communication with Higher Self vistas
Fly into our Being in spite of anticipatory cold weather fronts

Be a beacon of light when walking with shadows . . .

Our light and dark sides are not warring enemies
May Eagle’s powerful medicine heal any polarity

Become the seeds that you have planted in the year ahead
Be like water and mindful of your head

May heartfelt intimacy awaken . . .
beneath emotionally triggered eruptions

What parts of your soul want to be seen and be heard?

Onward up the trails,

Ari

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Saddle up, close your eyes for a moment and
take a mental trip back to ancient Sumeria . . .

Venture to a land once called the Fertile Crescent
We now know as the Middle East

The landscape was different then –
Probably looked more like a Garden of Eden

A time when horses were first domesticated by colorful but slow-footed humans

The birthplace of the “Big Three” religions that dominate
the climate of our planet today
Interestingly, they all trace their lineage backed to Abraham

So what’s all the fuss over which one is right?

There’s no need to blow things out of proportion

May we ease our brush fire fairy tales –
of egocentric beliefs of who is inferior or superior
Don’t you know that we are all cut from the same cloth?

Today, our world is galloping at a rapid pace
Spinning ever faster round and round

The global economy is on life support
We witness an impetus for a more equitable distribution of power

People want the freedom to choose the direction of their lives
But it can’t happen free from the cost of responsibility

As the light dims, we transition into a darker place in our souls

Synchronizing with equal balance of yin and yang energies
On a fleeting Autumn Equinox in later September

But before that, a New Moon powerfully ignites new beginnings next week

We are equipped with gear packed in bags handed down to us by our ancestors

Release the baggage that weighs you down

Just let it go . . .

Horses lighten our load so that we carry less of a burden
Their energy has opened our gait
With the freedom to journey into new frontiers and blaze new trails

Shamans have been using Horse medicine to
Fly through the air and touch the heavens

Picture a medicine shield from the Dreamtime
Bringing balance into our shared material world

We are free-spirited travelers here
Awakening to the power and magical side of being human

“You always have a choice”

Especially when stressed and sitting in the hot seat . . .
Try to choose love over fear

When holding a loving space, the truth will become self-evident

And then in that moment, you will be set free to the realm of inner peace

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Lion guides us into a deeply personal encounter with courage
We all need more of that in our world today –
Especially in our relationship with self and with others

The courage to see the right path at the fork in the road ahead . . .
To look in the mirror and let go of our old selves
And see who we want to become more clearly

But with a lion’s pride, you’ve got to feel it in your heart
As well as see it in your mind

It’s an intrinsic interstellar connection inside all of us
A shared energetic congregation in Unity Consciousness

Or we can become seduced by a dark train of thought that identifies with
believing in separation, justified greed and survival of the fittest

Time to let the cat out of the bag and bring out your own inner lion
And shine your sun onto the darker shadowy corners of this world

How do we do that?

Meditation on creativity, intuition and imagination
Will help light your way

Are you too prideful to ask for what you really want?

Lion’s energetic footprint awakens pursuit of our desires
in stealthy feline-like fashion by avoiding danger and confrontation

Where the wind blows and intensity of the fall storms in . . .

Picture a Lion to help you stand strong in your own personal authority

We breathe in an air of balance on the Autumn Equinox in September

As Light and Dark dance together again as One

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Black Panther guides us into a spirited realm where black matter lives beautifully

In this darkness, our souls embark on an adventure of heroic proportions
A resurrection of heartfelt looks at our relationships
Is awaiting planetary discovery

Tune in to a darker space of depth – where we raise our fists
To heed a powerful soulful call to light up the world

And ladies and gentlemen . . .
This mad world really needs to lighten up with love, light and laughter

We know in our heart of hearts –
The Empire is making our world sick with its dirty energies
While continuing to vote to allow more and more folks to fall through the cracks
People are falling down everywhere during these hard times

It is time for a cease-fire on genocide once and for all
Visualize an end to institutionalized discrimination

Or whatever real idea that you have about yourself that feels
a sense of persecution and victimization

Just let it go and free yourself from the bondage

Abundance is a real possibility for our world

It is true that membership has its privileges
But all we are asserting is a fair shot at equal access
Otherwise, we are all faced with arrested development

But how do we get to the light without traversing the dark?

A key dynamic to living in a New Earth is having the courage
To face our dark sides . . .

Black Panther awakens fiery feminine powers of passionate sensuality
How do you feel when you touch the energy field of another?

Sometimes, a closer look at the holding onto of a particular thought –
Reveals a deeper insight into your emotional and behavioral reality

Meditation on Black Panther allows us to flex our holistic muscles at will –
Pouncing on, catching and releasing any old boxed in mind-sets we want to retire

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Bees are symbolic of the sun and his spirited energies . . .

A wake up call to drink in Life’s honey through the
Power of Love, fertility, industry and sexuality

A Tribe Called Bee represents . . .
Groupwork and the power of community –
Without sacrificing our individuality by getting stuck in hive mentality

Working in masculine drones, bees epitomize a strong work ethic –
A parallel process to humanity’s conservative Labor Movement
Queens rule the roost – so their society hints at matriarchal
Paradoxically their culture is hierarchical

The top-down world we live in has roots that are deeply planted
In the underground of our subconscious minds
But Nature has strong leveling impulses to a
Cross-Pollinate a more equitable New Earth
Where flowering power is shared

We dream of a world that does not give liberal affirmative action
To only those with big bank accounts
Out of the primordial, feminine darkness . . .
Dreams of an egalitarian planetary consciousness –
Are wanting to come out and dance in the sunlight

Past Bruce now Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation
Reveals our cultural sprint toward
Crossing over into the shores of celebrating diversity in Unity

Do yo need to examine your own sexuality or your attitudes toward sex in general?

We are healing our polarity

The sting of political correctness glosses over deeper issues with
Superficial “life support systems”
But flying with a playful sense of humor
Sees the light behind this black comedy of errors

Class War is as hot as ever
Fueled by a well-oiled but dirty and unsustainable Stock Exchange
Old World “tinder boxes” are ready to ignite
These are dangerously fiery times we are living in

Movement into a New Age and Paradigm flows into
Rising tides of strong feminine power
We are leaving behind a dominant patriarchical world view
that fears the Sacred Feminine

But the dark night of yin wants to come out of the closet and express herself
This does not mean “sugar and spice and everything nice”

Nor does it mean reacting to our emotions
with stinging volatility or closeted elegant repression

We are witnessing a mass exodus of Bees
Genocide by poisonous pesticides
But they do return once we stop using these toxins

A planet without bees is a world without flowers and fruits
Talk about a buzz killer

“A good worker is a happy worker”

Like bees, humans know there is power in numbers . . .
Dig in to unearth a deeper message beneath the command –
“Be fruitful and multiply”

Are you working too much or not being industrious enough?
Are you taking time to smell the roses and enjoy the fruits of your labor?

Let us spread Love by ringing the Liberty Bell of equality
Get up and stand up to corporate power by asserting that our
Big Businesses should literally stop “killing it” –
It is time to let go of a bottom line intention of maximum economic profits

Bee are helpful guides in the pursuit of our dreams
Sunlight is rising toward its summit on Summer Solstice later on this month
Masculine-Light-Yang is action oriented
Reflecting Nature’s pole vault toward outer growth

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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A Strawberry Full Moon descends on our fields early on in the week ahead
A.K.A. Rose Moon on traditional European shores

Heron lands with firm conservative footing
Anchored in an energetic footprint of
aggressive self-determination and self-reliance

Imagine planetary movers, shakers and followers of authentic conservatism
Becoming positive role models of these ideals in their day-to-day operations
Then Heron’s Higher truths would become self-evident

Heron’s long legs cue us to connect with our Mother Earth
Animal Spirits are helpful guides to venture into the Dreamtime
Bringing back wisdom for powerful living when docking back in our waters here

We are multidimensional beings . . .
Our Universe has no place for weapons of mass destruction
It is time to let them go with clean love and clean care

Now is the time to release ego-centered, aristocratic-oligarchical intentions
And move on up into win-win, power to the people global relations

Are you hip to a growing movement of folks traveling into alternate realities –
while leaving their bodies behind?

But meditation on Heron brings us back to the Earth and into our form
Reminding us to nurture our roots growing into the Motherland
We are at home here on Earth and in our bodies
Do you feel Her heartbeat and your own in alignment as One?

Picture the living energy housed in your body
Draining downward from the soles of your feet
Feeling your flowing energy sinking into the ground

Remembering tolerance for others who have not arrived at this
Inner state of consciousness or are less wired this way in their orientations
Builds a foundation of empathy in all of us

In order to successfully wade through the murky waters of a
Dying old world into a blossoming New Earth . . .
We need to quiet our mind into the mindful world of meditative self-examination

It is good medicine to hear when to be sharp
Understand when to stick your neck out and snatch an opportunity and
Know how to stand on your own two legs

Even on the surface –
Nature reflects its depth
We are all mirrors of progressive evolution

Mercury in Retrograde resurrects the ghosts of yesteryear
A death of an old self and revisiting past relationships
Reveals information about the kind of person we want to become today

We need “jack of all trade” generalists in our modern world of specialization –
Opening our eyes to see the “big picture”
There is security in knowing that there are many roads to get to your destination

Heron awakens the ability to readjust our perspective

Flying away from marshes of a “that’s just the way we’ve always done it” mentality
Soaring fluidly into the shores of infinite solution-focused possibilities

The energy of Heron reflects Nature’s changing tides –
Awakening Unity in our collective consciousness
Riding along with respect for our unique diversity

“Imagine there are no countries . . . it’s easy if you try”

Trans-gender bending is part of a transition into a New Age and Paradigm
As is sitting comfortably in your own skin . . .

Not a far cry from women having the choice to work outside the home,
racial equality or men growing their hair long as a
political statement challenging The Rising Tide of Conformity

Rather than robotically doing what the
programmed voices inside our heads and hearts say
we should or shouldn’t do

Heron’s message to us is to listen to the wise sage within

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Duck awakens archetypal energies associated with emotional comfort and protection
It’s medicinal power is arriving right now in Spring and will flow into Summer

Summer Solstice sits on the horizon in later June where sunlight reaches its peak –
A fleeting tick only about a month away in clock time
A New World is revealing itself right before our eyes on Planet Earth

Water symbolizes strong feminine power, the astral plane and emotional states
May we drink in the waters of Life
So that we Nurture our Nature

Learn to recognize all stuff as small stuff without sweating it
Just let it roll off your back like a duck

Speak your emotional truth . . . then let go of it
Because getting stuck in the muck of anger can cause a flood of health problems
Or we can transform our anger into positive and constructive action . . .

Do you need to pay more attention to your emotions
and close personal relationships?

Dive beneath your anger . . .
What other emotions are submerged underneath and simmering cautiously?

If you find yourself shackled and drawn in the
gang banging prison of repetitive mental tapes then
marinate on Duck to help you relax and dissolve your attachment
to any fixed perspective you might be stewing on

Letting go and releasing old wounds is a process . . .

It is easier for us to become identified with our creature comforts
and get sucked in to their accompanying dramas while here on Earth

Imagine Duck paddling through the changing emotional tides of
Civil and Human Rights and levying the waters of our
GLBTQ crew of our human family

Do you feel the ripple effect of the sea of change in the air?

Folks are waking up everywhere . . .

Duck’s energies help us remember that
sometimes we need to land on familiar ground
that is safe and familiar to us – like enjoying a favorite pastime or
revisiting old places in our consciousness
This is good medicine to be on the ball during Mercury in Retrograde

Duck symbolizes balance during our journey into
the elemental forces on Earth, Water and air

Do you need to bring more balance into your life?

Picture a Duck guiding you into breathing in a fresh air of passion
into your work and play

Otherwise, that energy has nowhere else to go
but through the turbulent waters of anxiety

Trying to “figure it all out”, get that perfect job, new car,
wait for the perfect moment or family member to be who you want them to be
will leave a foul air in your wake
And you will probably look forward to
inhaling a chronic air of disappointment

Duck inspires our own adaptability –
Try to make the most of the situations you are in
where you might feel uncomfortable

Do you need to become more adaptable?

If only we could accept that there are no guarantees . . .
Meditation on that helps “seal the deal” of an
internal experience of comfort and protection

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Hummingbird guides us into the realm of joy
Lighten-up and follow your bliss
by breathing in the magical fragrance of Life’s floral arrangements –
This is the essence of Hummingbird’s message to us

The power of Love strikes a chord with an open-heart
Conjured up in the sweet nectar of Nature’s way

But in order to taste sweetness . . .
We are given a choice to –
Drink in what was, is and will be
Sometimes in the uncomfortable company of vulnerability . . .

Yes, it can be a wild world out there

But what a colorful and fragrant Mother Earth She is . . .
The Kingdom of Heaven is waiting to be seen and heard
When our “doors of perception are cleansed”

Are we able to harmonize with the Celestial music within?

Humming brings you into a mystical vibration . . .
Where you can swim in the waters that madness drowns in

Use the power of a New Moon on Monday
to sail with the winds of change blowing into your consciousness
Look to Nature to show you that everything is fleeting and transient
But magical and sacred nonetheless

Try not to resist what is because it will then probably persist more if you do

Humming is a powerful mantra with Mercury now in Retrograde
As we flit away from logical and rational systems of thought

Into more intuitive and non-localized realities
Let go of trying to “figure it all out”

Although you are likely to miss out on Hummingbird’s magical powers
if you forget to stop and smell the roses

Or if you are distracted by repetitive mental thoughts,
emotional reactions to those thoughts –
and unconsciously acting out anxiety driven, deeply engrained behavioral patterns

Hummingbird leads our Great Awakening to
“solve the riddle of the contradiction of duality.”

Life throws us curve balls so that we keep our eye on the ball
Perhaps the home run transformed into a foul ball
But the strike-out ended up being fair play

Learn to fly in all directions

Hit the pause button from your judgments for a spell . . .

Relax!

Our material world can be seriously heavy brothers and sisters

Bottom line the point is that

Breathing in Spring air sometimes makes us sneeze and hits the nail on the head

Hover over changing weather patterns

Trust in the process of seasonal adaptability with internal mutability

You are never alone . . .
We are all connected . . .

“there are people who hurt you” but you can learn to trust and love again

How or why is your heart crossed?

Have you done something callous to another,
causing them to shut off their love they once felt for you?

May every one of us feel an authentic sense of belonging –
A deep knowing that a network of Spirit Guides
are always available to us if only we ask

Intrinsic equality will reflect in our outer world
when we look upon our Planet through a lens that values Diversity in Unity

Lean into the grounding gravitational pull of your pain

and begin to see your sorrow as your joy on the opposite side of the same coin

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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