What Dreams May Come

A waning Full Wolf Moon shrinks in the skies,
as we are waking up into a new year ahead . . .

Like losing our loved ones, a dying lunar cycle
can bring up similar feelings of grieving, loss and sadness

Winter is a good time to turn inward, pause and reflect on the last year
It is also a good time to go into the Dreamtime,
and take note of what comes up from there

What metaphorical trees are moved to uproot and be
examined in the underground of your consciousness?

What seeds do you want nurture and breathe life into the sunlight come spring?

Every day will shed a little more light until
light and dark are equal again on Spring Equinox in March

Energetically, if we are paying attention to Nature’s subtleties,
we will see evidence of a blossoming spring coming earlier than that

Spring Astrological Eclipse season is on its way at the tail end of this month . . .

Their energies correspond with of a Full Snow Moon at the end of January, and the
Chinese-Lunar year of the Dog later on in mid-February

Time to weather the cold, and maintain perspective
even in dim lights, and dark emotions

Picture Groundhog to awaken death without dying, and
focus on seeing the light at the end of the tunnel . . .

See you further along the trails,

Ari

Hopping Along The Trails With Frog

A Full Pink Moon blossoms in our skies this week . . .
The intensities of the light are rising

There is evidence of new growth sprouting up along the trails . . .

Masculine energies are in full swing now, as yin fades into waning darkness –
In the Northern Hemisphere at least

As we trek further into Spring,
many folks experience frogs in their throats at this time of year

Perhaps you are unexpectedly grieving the ghosts of Winter, past relationships
or even a death of a close relative that has left this Earth

Are you experiencing heightened anxieties about the recent
human-made atrocities that have occurred in our history
and are happening right now around the planet?

Let Frog enter into your awareness to stop doing that
and replace the chatter with heartfelt visions of Love and Light

Death is just another transition really,
although part of being human is to have attachments . . .

Given part of spiritual growth is to let go of our attachments . . .
Lightening-up to our formless selves is not always easy to relax into

And it is our formless selves as souls that are created in the image of God
In our diverse expressions, we are one intricate web of life

What we do to one strand, affects the cosmic whole

When a fellow human being dies of suicide, is taken by cancer,
or a nation of people are bombed from within and also far away . . .

We are all impacted and affected by these disastrous
tragedies of human shortcomings

Let Frog breathe spiritual power into your being,
and reinforce the power of self-respect for your personal boundaries

This time of year reminds us of the transience of life . . .
The blessing of becoming mortal, is not without the curse of physical decay

But as inconvenient truth as allergic reactions to
the winds of change might be . . .

Another way to look at rain, is to look forward to the release of old,
stuck energies that are cleansed by April showers

It can be hard not to get submerged in the swamp . . .
Do what you can to rise up and make the energetic leap onto higher lily pads

Our world is ripe with the fruits of purification
Even if they come in the form and feeling of labor pains

A transformation in consciousness is occurring
Even though the awakening process isn’t happening as gracefully as it could

But somewhere over the rainbow, Frog’s sings in an unconventional voice
that spring’s forth a thunderous washout that brightens the spirits with
a colorful bouquet of fluorescent leaves and May flowers

See you further up the trails,

Ari

Springing Forth On The Wings Of Robin

Robins remind us that Spring is in the air –
Meditate on the perspective of an early bird getting the worm . . .

Early days of Spring are budding ahead . . .
Movement into light energies are rising!

Red Robin’s breasts symbolize masculinity –
Red brightens spirits like a hot ray of sunlight!

Energetically, a new zodiacal year is reborn . . .
A new season turns the heat up into a budding New Aquarian Age

But retrograde in the cosmos summon ghosts of yesteryear
Time to heal comfortably numb catacombs,
and release the possessive attachments of those old wounds

Here in American, Bernie Sanders ramps up the call for expanding Medicare
so that everyone has access to quality health care

Who’s going to pay for that?

The same folks funneling billions of dollars to the mega rich,
so that the rest of us are kept from having equal access to that rightful resource

We make work cool again when people have good jobs that pay livable wages,
and ideally have good fortune to have meaningful work . . .

When you do what you love, and love what you do,
Inner peace feels like a sublime experience worth sharing . . .

May we co-create a world with purposeful and meaningful work
that feeds our planet, and in return nourishes all of us!

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Drumming with Woodpecker

Tune into a New Moon station . . .
Are you hip to the hop of springtime’s rhythmical drum beat

New growth of budding leaves is blowing in the winds of changes in the air

We are moving further into the shores of a New Aquarian Age . . .

Let us awaken from the slumbering ways of a hypnotically controlled old school
that intends to follow through with its
commitment of an appetite for destruction . . .

Send in the clowns to lighten-up the
maddening circus act of today’s modern societal theater!

Might as be wise to the regal beagles that
hide behind the private curtains of secrecy

Fear is the only thing that we really have to fear . . .

So let’s buck up and face our fears head on
with the gentle gate of Deer

Part of being an authentic human
is accepting unwanted attention with humility . . .

Even if hiding behind the clouds – Might as well shine like the sun

See you up the trails,

Ari

Seeing Beneath Herrings

Sea Gulls symbolize subtleties in communication . . .

Part of mindfulness is noticing body language,
and other non-verbal ways of communicating with each other

But paying too much attention to the depth of subtext,
Might make superficial conversations a challenge

It is easy for folks following a spiritual path to forget how to enjoy themselves
and take the wicked ways of the world too seriously

But if you are not feeling joyful,
what can you do to awaken that experience in yourself?

By examining your inner world in this way, perhaps you might be able to let go of
seeing yourself as a helpless bystander

When you choose to not take the happenings around us personally,
you end up feeling more empowered and less swayed by the ways of the world

Spring Equinox arrives this Monday . . .
Masculine and feminine energies are in equal alignment with one another

In the Northern Hemisphere, darkness is waning, while lighter days intensify
Til the sunlight peaks on the Summer Solstice in June

In the Southern Hemisphere, it will be their Autumn Equinox
Their days will become darker until their darkest day on their Winter Solstice

Beneath life’s herrings, Nature reveals to us opposites are everywhere . . .

Yes, we have lived in a patriarchical dominated world for a long time

But there was a time when matriarchal societies abused their power too
Can you see how a fear of feminine power turned into oppression of women?

Magic, mystery and darkness do not need to be suppressed or repressed
Besides, we tend to fear what we don’t understand

So it stands to reason that we can work on building empathy, curiosity,
and understanding toward others first, before we are understood

Sometimes, silence is a higher spiritual form of communication

Next time you find yourself waiting to speak your mind,
try keeping spirit in for a moment by relaxing your mind, and holding your tongue

Something to chew on,

Ari

Wading in Pleasurable Business Waters with Otter’s Spirited Guidance

A Full Worm Moon arrives today along with Daylight Savings Time
Spring Equinox signals the official first day of Spring on March 20th

But seasons don’t come and go in concrete steps in Nature
Her feminine power isn’t always cut and dry like that

Last week, we swam into deeper spiritual waters with Dolphin
Their energies lighten up our energy fields by breathing in
fresh air of play and curiosity in this reality

Imagine being as joyful about seeing humans hanging around
as you might be about living creatures like dolphins or otters

We can learn to connect in our hearts like they do,
yet without sacrificing our intellect

Otter, like Dolphins know how to be playful,
even when minding their daily business affairs

Seriously, you are not a dopey dwarf for whistling while you work
or laughing at yourself with compassionate light-heartedness

The gravitational pull of our world is heavy and serious enough . . .
But don’t let that take away your right to experience enjoyment

Otter can facilitate a sweet sense of surrender,
and relax control issues

Paradoxically, there is security and empowerment in
realizing that no man is an island . . .

Your spirits will feel less tangled up in the blues when you calm
the need to control, and micro-manage every move

The energy of Otter can help you swim into
feminine waters and soften your edges

Through cooperation, we can build new forms of competition that awaken
new co-creative ways toward spiritual balance in our world

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Dolphin Tales

Dolphin guides us into creative yin waters,
Swimming into feminine depths, a masculine dominated world-view relaxes

There are intrinsic caverns inside your soul
that warrants soft, watery attention

A Full Worm Moon and Spring Equinox energies are arriving . . .
In spite of Winter’s frozen grounds, waning dark nights, and cold weather . . .

The forthcoming Full Moon remembers the wisdom that
the early bird gets the worm

But not at the expense of living in the present moment
or abandoning the wonders of Nature

The winds of change are blowing out and about . . .
How do you choose to ride out the storm front?

Divine Law reveals masculine and Feminine energies dance
in affirmatively active equal dance-steps

Nature celebrates equal light and dark alignment on Spring Equinox . . .

Let this energetic push for economic equality between the
sexes level the playing field!

May this encourage humanity, and all sentient beings to live in win-win realities!

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

A Whale of a Tide Rolling In

Whale guides us into the realm of our soul’s purpose
When we honor the depth of our inner waters, we awaken the magic of joy

We are living in dangerous times, and the appeal to nationalism is rising
The Military-Industrial Complex fattens itself with protectionist alliances

Authentic purity is about aligning with the Universal pillars of Love and Truth
Tapping into our soul potential awakens deeper seas of freedom and empowerment

We are social creatures that should care about our entire pod
But not at the expense of getting caught up in the undertow of a herd mentality

Waking up to Karmic responsibility does relax a sense security and comfort
There is always a price to appeasement and keeping the peace

But inner peace will reflect in our outer world with greater cumulative power than
the control of Big Business governing and micro-managing our free-spirited Nature

The same rings true in personal relationships

The ghosts of Winter and yesteryear are here to remind us of
where we were and where we are heading

Picture a Whale to dive into the living memory of Mother Earth
Swim into new leagues of empathy

Spring is arriving, and its accompanying Equinox rolls in the later tides of March
Energetic equality dances again where light and dark are in alignment

But before that, a Full Worm Moon arrives with Daylight Savings Time
on Sunday, March 12

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Turtle Guides Us Through the Land and Seas of Time

We are now in a Pisces time of year,
where our souls want to surf the mutable waters of changing tides

Time to venture deeper and higher into spiritual authenticity . . .

A New Moon and round two of February eclipses are arriving
Death of Winter, past lives, and an old age is becoming more real

Turtle is here to remind us to take shelter from the storm
Paradoxically, letting go of control awakens new beginnings in relationship

Now is the time to nurture and honor relationship with Higher Self
Love is patient and kind . . .

Turtles have been around longer than dinosaurs
They are survivors, with ancient wisdom

Turtle guides us into a Higher vibration of Love
In this dimension, we understand love is about letting go of what we fear of losing

Love is not about trying to control, change or fix someone else
Love is beyond an intellectual concept that resides in the ego’s illusion

Love is beyond tit for tat, manipulation or using your snake oil to
enchant someone else to bend their will to your bidding

A majority of people out there either think they love or hate Donald Trump
But those base emotions just feed his ego, and energize his narcissism

Not to mention drain your own energy field and gives away your power
That isn’t going to help us co-create a New World

President Trump is a metaphor . . .

His presence here is a sign of the times – a key dynamic to
becoming the change we want to see in the world

At the end of the day, any con artist with the King Midas touch is conning himself
by believing that everything he touches will turn to gold

A Phoenix doesn’t rise until it has burned in the ashes first
This is symbolic of where we are at on the clock of Father Time

Empathy in action realizes that President Trump is part of us, like a grain
of salt or star-dust in the cosmos – none better nor worse than another

Spring is arriving, and pretty soon light and dark will be in alignment again
on Spring Equinox in later March . . .

Energies are intensifying, and it becomes a time ripe for action
as we move further into the masculine energies of yang’s light

Remember, we are all One, albeit diverse expressions of Great Spirit

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Owl Branches Out On The Elm Of A Budding New Millennium

The psychic powers of Owl peer into the
mysterious darkness of a waning Full Snow Moon

May your spirits ride the thermals of the
wintry winds of February astrological eclipses

Like an owl secretly swooping into a crow’s nest in the night
Nature takes Her course, in spite of the desires of a humancentric New World Order

The Age of Aquarius is gaining full steam ahead
Even if Climate Change feels anything but a Golden Age in current events

In spite of worldly darkness, and snow blanketing the landscape . . .
The light of spring is stirring in the weather underground

Like changing seasons, the law of impermanence reminds us
that it won’t always be like this because the one constant is change

Like all systems, humans naturally resist change . . .
Might as well move with the river of life instead of push against it

Part of making magic is letting go of the Midas Touch
Sometimes live rust is as good as it gets

The Powers That Be do not have the grace of a swan
Nationalistic tendencies want to bring security and order to chaos

It is hard not to be seduced by the power of the dark side . . .

Fear is a seductive hook that lures the fishes of a dying old Pisces Age
into comfortably old familiar nets

Picture an Owl to help you see through the manipulation and control
issues that spring up in your daily life

May you soul awaken to the Universal Love and Truth that wants to set you free!

See you further on up the trails,

Ari