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The energy of Squirrel and Chipmunk reflect heightened activity levels right now
Last week’s waning Corn Moon reminds us that we sow what we reap . . .

The seasonal harvest is in . . .
Now is the time to think about preparing for winter supplies

Short term gains should not forget long-term returns!

Nature reflects balance on an arriving Autumnal Equinox . . .

Light and Dark energies will be equal, if only briefly then . . .

For our friends in the Southern hemisphere, it will be their Vernal Equinox
They will be climbing toward peak light on their Summer Solstice in December

Here in our neck of the woods, the Sacred Feminine will gain momentum on toward
December’s Winter Solstice, where we will coax back the light from dark nights

It’s natural to come down into our souls, quiet down, sleep, rest, meditate
and become further in touch with our darker emotions

Might as well lean into, and even embrace Nature’s rhythms if you can dig it

We have descended downward the mountain from
peak light on Summer Solstice . . .

Today, our journeys trek further into the dark with fading trail lights

Try to keep an open mind and heart on your travels . . .
Picture walking in the center of the circle with balanced footwork

Moving closer to love will help you stay further away from fear
Besides, it takes more energy to hate than to love

From this perspective, we allow the truth to set us free!

See you along the trails,

Ari

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Loon kicks off a deep plunge into dark, mysterious waters of a Full Cold Moon
May Yang’s rising light warm you, beneath your blanketed Dreamtime covers

Last week, the energy of Groundhog tunneled through mid-field,
digging further into Spring Equinox, where light and dark are equal again

And then sunlight will peak on Summer Solstice in June
Picture a summer of love, and let cruelty relax our field of vision

May Loon help you scuba dive into the creative waters of transformation . . .
Reawaken old dreams, while envisioning novelty within everyday doings

Time to let go of old stories, and deeply engrained behavioral patterns
that no longer serve –

What pearls from the oysters can you retrieve from your scuba dives?

Yes, it’s a wild world out there . . .
But it is also a beautiful world!

Remember the mystic swims in the waters that crackpots drown in
Be mindful of your thoughts, and examine them through a gentle deer’ gaze

Loon signals a mysterious horn that lifts the fog if you let it
Be guided through the shady grey areas so they become clearer in your mind’s eye

At the end of the day, alternative energy starts with you!

See you further up the trails,

Ari

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Groundgog Day arrives this week . . .
A passing New Moon, and waxing Full Snow moon is coming soon

The energies of February eclipse season are stirring seeds of change in our world
These rising tides of changes in consciousness are not met without resistance

Just yesterday, Father Time delivered the birth of the
Chinese-Lunar New Year of the Rooster into our Mother Earth

It is also the traditional Imbolc, a time when our ancestors honored
Nature’s halftime celebration between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox

So whether or not Groundhog sees his shadow,
Groundhog medicine awakens underground forces

May the Goddess Brigid be the fiery light at the end dark tunnels . . .

Meditate on Groundhog’s spiritual guidance on death without dying . . .
What old self needs to die, what New Self wants to grow?

If you are willing to take a deeper and higher responsibility in life,
then you can transcend cause and effect

You can let go of your suffering, and be free from that kind of slavery

In spite of cold weather, and darker days

Groundhog reminds us that the seeds underground
are contemplating the waking up process to blossom in the Spring

Are you ready to tunnel into and examine the catacombs of your soul
to recycle that compost so that it will blossom in the Springtime?

If you take issue with some else’s perceived transgressions . . .
Are you able to express your feelings without going straight outta woodland?

Just because you might feel justified in your emotional expression through
provocative and aggressive language does not make your delivery OK

Love always wins in the long run,
never the dark forces of hatred and bigotry

Part of being human is learning to differentiate and individuated from our
emotions without becoming our emotions

What matters is how we express our emotions
We are more likely to get respect when we give it

Or you can be a victim and continue to live in hell

This requires us to hit the pause button, and stop, think and relax before
responding to the situation at hand . . .

Be the Aquarian New Age transformation you want to see in the world!

See you further on the trails,

Ari

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As a suicide loss survivor, I understand how tragic and painful it is to
lose a loved one to an untimely and unexpected death

Many souls have left our planet at this time of year . . .

Regardless of how our loved ones die . . .
There is a deep hurt from the great void that follows

It can be challenging to hear the flat musical dirge of the funeral procession . . .

Sometimes, we are left with regrets about unfinished business . . .
Revisit those relationships, and picture them now with love and light

It takes letting go of old wounds to
expand personal identity and boundary development . . .

It can be hard to understand how not to take the pain of another personally . . .

This world can be a hard place to live,
especially when you are a sensitive person . . .

It is possible to remain your authentic sensitive self,
without slaying the dragon that breathes fire into your natural entity

But it is not always easy, nor does it always feel good or graceful . . .
Part of healing, is getting scorched

May the light of Christ Consciousness enter your being,
and allow you to feel the joyous spirit of Christmas . . .

Are you following your bliss?

May we see the light beyond our grief and loss . . .

Even in darkness, we all have an awakening light within
that wants to express itself in the outer world

Look at the bright side of Standing Rock,
There is an expression of a powerful solidarity in our common ground . . .

Everyday people are standing up to the Powers That Be . . .
Wounded soldiers, and common folk alike

Look back on the old story of gentle Deer gazing into the eyes of a
powerful Demon blocking the trail on the mountain en route to Great Spirit . . .

Remember that Deer did not back down out of fear . . .
She asserted Her right to climb the mountain to connect with Great Spirit

The way, the truth and the light is listening to Kingdom of Heaven within,
and welcoming the Divine Light of our Being . . .

We all have it, even if we have forgotten

Brighten your spirits by firing up the lights of your inner Tree of Life . . .

Climate Change is an inevitable part of a seismic shift in our
collective consciousness or Great Awakening . . .

It will blow your mind, and shake your soul to its core . . .

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Mountain Lion inspires leadership through a gentle soft imprint
We are reminded that we can be leaders without necessarily being in the spotlight

You can’t start a fire in a dark cave without a spark of light!

The black and colorful truth is here in America is that we have all been refugees
And from a position of empathy, we are all Standing Rocks . . .

This Winter Solstice as always, meditate on gratitude, and letting go  . . .

Let your inner theatre perceive the Empire relaxing its grip through the lens of love and light!

Be a cool cat, especially when in challenging social situations
Cats see well in the dark, so they are not afraid of mysterious ways

The last Full Moon of 2016 pounces in on Tuesday
Cold days and dark nights are in the air

Winter officially arrives next week . . .
Can you dig on the drift that we are climbing the last leg of
the mountain of another year?

Tis the season for the darkest day in our neck of the woods

But remember that even in darkness,
there is light at the end of the tunnel

If you miss the sunlight and warmer weather . . .

Picture our friends in the Southern Hemisphere
Might they inspire you to change your attitude about your latitude?

Something to look forward to . . .

Seasons change, whether you want the weather to change or not . . .
Remember that Summer is arriving

From that perspective, the forecast might end up
being one more case of getting what you no longer want!

Perhaps this cat’s eye viewpoint might
awaken the light inside of your soul, and brighten the spirits of others

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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With Turkey Vulture, we are guided into a new world of purification and rebirth
We are moving into darker days, as reflected in our inner and outer worlds

Spread your wings like an angel to lift your energy field
to see above the treeline and see a silver lining

Let your fiery passions be quenched by the waters of compassionate patience

Many folks are grieving Turtle’s pace of social change,
while feeling that they are swimming against
a current that feels against progress

We want a better world than the hellish nightmare we hold in
our minds and hearts

A New World where our colorful diversity is celebrated
in the love and light of unity

It is true we did not start the fire
But as Rome burns, let us tune in to the key of inner peace

Our living planet needs to access more inner peace today

Let our population lighten up to the possibility of terrestrial,
foreign-born, alien brothers and sisters coexisting in harmony

But you can become part of the solution by relaxing your worries,
and replacing them with positive self talk

Now you might demonize various targets that you
perceive are surrounded by minions

Perhaps you might view darker forces that you view as the cause of
the malaise of our modern world

But empathy in action sees the pain beneath the veil of furrowed brows
Just as wise indigenous shamans saw beyond the smokescreen of
justified colonialism

Conservative forces naturally want to anchor,
and reign in our world’s changing tides

Try to remember that the overwhelming majority is working toward a common
goal of co-creating a better world for our planet and all sentient beings

People are working hard enough in the day-to-day grind

Just shift the way you look at the world around you
through a perspective of self-love

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Hawk synchronizes with New Moon energies this week . . .

Spirits can dig into tunnels of temperance
May we hold the light on these rising dark nights . . .

Fly with wings of empathy into new vistas viewpoints . . .

Development of this skill builds strong feminine bridges into dark new frontiers
soaring into a Golden New Age consciousness . . .

Co-creation is a process of change, and not without its challenges
Signs of Nature speak to us in the mundane moments of everyday life

A Cold Full Moon lands in our skies in early December
A little further down the horizon, the darkest day of the year
arrives on the Winter Solstice

And then we can look forward to our days getting a little brighter
But let us remember to come down into our souls during the holidays

Free your minds from the bondage of a game plan that calls for
running a hurry up offense of shopping sprees, coupled with a
emphasis on buying material gifts for friends and relations

It is wise to practice letting go of impulses to shop till you drop
in alignment with a manic black Friday mentality . . .

Sometimes, the real gifts are about exchanging the
treasures of a heartfelt presence

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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