Wednesday, May 23, 2018

💥 Client Reading Special ~ now through Monday only! 💥

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Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at erin@erinreese.com.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Uranus enters Taurus: Money and the Security Revolution





Today, May 15, 2018, we have a New Moon in Taurus alongside a major astrological event: Uranus, the Great Awakener, enters Taurus, fixed sign of the Bull. Uranus as evolutionary force is often associated with Kundalini and earthquakes, spiritual enlightenment and technological discoveries, psychic flashes and lightning-fast intuition aka ‘direct knowing.’ When it comes to Uranus, think revolutionary, rebellious, radical. Most importantly, think overnight, unpredictable CHANGE.


Uranus will be in earthy, stubborn, sensual, determined, comfort- and security-loving Taurus for eight years, until April 2026. There is one retrograde exception: November 2018 until March 2019, when he storms back to fiery Aries just to make sure we’ve thoroughly learned our lessons about reclaiming our independence, our self-determination, our personal rights. Most of us have learned plenty about speaking up and individuating for the time being, and are ready for a new theme. Well, here it is:

With Uranus in Taurus, our relationship to the material world enters the change crucible. This includes our relationships to Mama Earth, to our bodies, to our sensuality, and to money. The latter will be the focus of this article - our personal relationship to money.

The word money comes from the Latin monēta, (money, a place for coining money, coin, mint), from the name of the temple of the goddess Juno Moneta in Rome, where a mint was located.

Money is a manifestation of the divine feminine, the Goddess, in our lives. It is a blessing if we allow it, if we work with it, if we listen to it and coax it and understand it. We give and receive. We partner with money. We do not squander, beat it up, demand it, or neglect it.

“Money… It’s a Gas”
~ Roger Waters
  •     Here are some of the fiscal life lessons and questions that Uranus in Taurus’ security revolution might bring up:

    -          Where do you “leak” money via spending, over-gifting, vagueness, unclear priorities?

    -          Do you stand up for yourself regarding billing by professionals (doctors, lawyers, business partners, etc.)?

    -          Are you giving money or things away unnecessarily to people, places, situations that you don’t really value in your heart, or where you are not being fully appreciated?

    -         How long has money been an “issue” for you? (If you’re over it, there is help available! Coming out of denial is the first step.)


    -          Are you lost in ‘magical thinking,’ that someday your ship will come in, you’ll hit the big time, the future will bail you out?

    -          How much money do you actually need to live a right-sized, prioritized lifestyle? Have you done a realistic spending plan? It could be much less, or more!, than you currently think.

    -          Are you open to spontaneous transformations of your resource bank (money, goods, services, gifts) – either giving or spending spontaneously in alignment with your spirit, or receiving and manifesting out of the blue.

    -          Watch for business opportunities and collapses occurring in a heartbeat. Follow your instinct and trust your gut in money, investments, gifting – but without being naïve or in denial (see above).

    -          Have you come to understand that you don't have to be in debt with credit cards? There is always another way, whether waiting, asking for help, negotiating, bringing in more funds, and right-sizing your lifestyle.

       Read up on Gift Economy. I might suggest Lewis Hyde’s classic The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property (1983) as a classic primer. Burning Man (RIP founder Larry Harvey who passed April 28, 2018) has done wonders for bringing this once-radical concept to the mainstream, transforming into Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and other crowd-sourcing campaigns.

     
As Uranus now revolutionizes our relationship to the material world through its Taurus travels, we wake up to the honest value of things, to true worth. And that includes our partnering with the goddess Juno Moneta - also known as Money.

Remember:

There is enough TIME.
There is enough LOVE.

There is enough MONEY.

There is ENOUGH.

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at erin@erinreese.com.



Monday, April 30, 2018

Full Moon in Scorpio: Revisiting Death

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
 - Kahlil Gibran

A note to readers:
This is a reprint piece from 3 years ago, written from Berlin when I had just discovered my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In recent days, I've come to know of many significant deaths in my community - a few relatively unknown, yet no less meaningful, individuals have left the planet to return to stardust. These include animal friends as well. And some important figures, like the great coyote trickster visionary, Larry Harvey, whose founding of the Burning Man project was one of the great wonders of my world.

For the past two years, I have worked as a grief and bereavement counselor for a hospice organization. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to assist these individuals in Facing Death. In honoring the Great Transformation, I offer a deep bow to my late father, Uwe Wolf Reese (1934-2016). And a eternal thanks to all my teachers, my elders, and to the visionaries who have left this physical plane yet continue to guide, support, inspire each of us. Aho Mitakuye Oyasin.


The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
 - Mark Twain

This week and beyond, we are under the impact of the recent Full Moon in Scorpio, fixed water sign of transformation and rebirth. Scorpio is always intense; this sign implores us to go deeper, and then plunge even further, down to the bone. The springtime Sun is happily chirping and singing in the opposite sign of Taurus. And we are confronted with the paradox of living life to its fullest while experiencing a part of ourselves that is passing away.

It is appropriate that I write this from Berlin, a Scorpio metropolis with its city charter signed on October 28, 1237. Anyone with a smidgen of history under their belt knows that Berlin has faced its share of darker days over the years, especially during the 20th century.

But it hasn’t always been horrific Walls, Reichstags and Kristallnachts. Seductive Berlin is comfortable in its own skin, embraces counter-culture, art, sex, grit, and brings us closer to the marrow of existence. That’s its appeal. Like Scorpio, the city transforms herself over the centuries. The Wall went up, the Wall came down, and Berlin keeps on turning poison into nectar by facing the shadow head-on.

Psyche, Berlin Alte Nationalgallerie
This is the tone of the Full Moon in Scorpio, when Luna pushes our experience to the quick. We can’t ignore our most intense emotions – they’re rising like flood waters. We feel the pain, and investigate. Find out what is underneath. Eventually, it will give way, and therein lies pure energy – light and dark and truth and awe and agape.  Ashes to ashes, we see the life that shines through in death. Only by staring death in the face, and not turning away, can we truly live. We are transformed through Scorpio, a phoenix emerging from the ruins. It is thorough. There are no half measures here. Scorpio redoes the whole kit and caboodle.

Death – the point of no return – is what truly plunges us into the Now. We undertake an entire renovation project of our house, from the ground up. A friend commits suicide and we are shocked into the Present. Extreme moments of life occur side by side. A relative has a beautiful new baby boy at the same time you discover another family member has cancer. At that moment, these people become more real to you – hyper-real. Your lover is moving abroad – they have a job they can’t pass up. Until then, you must have more physical contact, more sex, more touch. Every moment spent together becomes critical. Life and death.

If we want to be fully free, truly alive, we face the fact that it won’t last. Nothing does. We have only the Now to love, to laugh, to dance, to cry. To hold our beloved’s face in our hands, gazing at them, really seeing them. How long has it been since you’ve looked – really looked – into each other’s eyes? Are you seeing a projection of who you want them to be? If you see them for who they are, as they are, you’re bound to fall in love with them even more.

In order to truly live, we must know Death. Scorpio teaches through the realization of impermanence and the profundity of irreversible transformation. We exist in the space between. In this breath, we are here. In this moment, we are alive.


Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at erin@erinreese.com.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Full Moon in Libra: Lasting Peace in Relationship


Tomorrow, we have a Full Moon in the relationship-oriented sign of Libra. It is a time of renewing the contracts that we hold between self and other. Such ‘contracts’ are agreements, spoken or unspoken, conscious or unconscious. We are catapulted into a new perspective in our core relationships.

With the Sun in Aries talking directly to his Moon in Libra mate across the heavens, there is bound to be a pull toward independence wherever one feels inhibited. In his solar showdown with the partner-oriented sign of the Scales, the Ram goes for exactly what he needs for freedom and will assert him/herself to get it. In renewing our contracts, we will have to accept that - in daily living, we win some, we lose some. In this relationship, there are three: You, Me, and We. 

Venus-ruled Libra, sign of “We Are,” naturally urges us toward more harmony and balance in our interactions. But in order to have peace, love, and understanding with our partners, friends, co-workers or family members, we must first realize congruence in our relationship with the Self.

The Sun shines brightly now in Aries, sign of the “I Am” principle, over this weekend of rebirth. The celebrations of Passover and Easter honor divine resurrection, compassion, and unconditional acceptance aka love. How do we honor the Sun rising strong, the ‘I Am’ factor in ultimate glory, while maintaining Libran poise, grace, and balance?

Resonant harmony with the other person is icing on the cake, but the real sustenance is found within. We rest in What Is. There can be no lasting peace found by seeking it in the behavior and personality of an Other; it is realized as a unified relationship with our own Existence, the Ground of Being, seated in the Self.
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Erin Reese is an author, spiritual teacher, astro-intuitive, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at erin@erinreese.com.
 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Is it time for a Spring Reading?

 

Namaste
Erin Reese, M.S. in Counseling is an author, spiritual teacher, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly at erin@erinreese.com.

Friday, March 16, 2018

New Moon in Pisces: The Reality of Non-Duality


These are the days that must happen to you. 
 ~ Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"
 

Tomorrow, March 17, we have a very special New Moon in the sign of mutable water sign of Pisces. In its purest essence, Pisces represents the ultimate end game, a deep dive into limitless consciousness. We return to the realm of oceanic oneness symbolized by two fishes, swimming this-a-way and that-a-way, linked at a single point in awareness called Presence.

Pisces reminds us that Existence is perfect As It Is, not necessarily as we would like it to be, nor as it should be according to our concepts and notions. The moorings are loosened, moving us to clear the decks entirely, letting go of any remaining vestiges of illusory control or self-imposed suffering.

This New Moon falls in the very last days of culminating Pisces, just before we step into a completely new round of the zodiac game of life, soon to resurrect into spring with the fiery fresh start of brand-new-life Aries. In this final Piscean emanation, we are poised between incarnations. This is a magical, liminal space between old and new. Very soon, we will be expressing a new form of expression, a new World of perception will be born. So at this New Moon, we experience spaciousness, a portal to relish all that we have lived, learned and processed. We take a deep, timeless breath, for we are about to begin a brand new chapter. 


Dissolving Into Oneness

Before we are ready to launch into the fiery initiation of Aries, embodied anew, we experience the dénouement, the climactic dissolving of our previous expression. Pisces New Moon is prime time to turn our keen awareness on the yoga – the union – of pure non-duality. This non-separation is Oneness, Sat-Chit-Ananda (truth, consciousness, peace aka bliss). Here we release all we identified with, before we are rebirthed into a new cycle.

Watch. Witness. Experience. Harness all of the juicy, profound spiritual insight you have reaped over the years. Embody it, express it fully, wholly, holily. You are the ageless, timeless wisdom. Existence needs you, just like this. As non-dual teacher Karl Renz likes to say, “You can only be that which you cannot not be.”

Pisces offers release, to be completely inseparable in the Ocean of Consciousness, the Entirety. It is like dissolved sugar or salt flavoring the ocean of consciousness. Where is the sugar? Where is the salt, exactly? Can it be seen? No, but it can be tasted. In the tone of Pisces, we find the ultimate dissolving into the non-separation. You Are That!

In experiencing, we are living a relative life of apparent of cause and effect – with happenings and comings and goings and appearances in time and space in which we have relative control. But that is a snapshot – a glimpse of a moment – not the complete picture! Simultaneously coexisting within and without this relative experience, there is an absolute space, where All is Ocean, All is One. 

Fatalist astrologers of yore liked to focus on Pisces as the sign of ‘self-undoing,’ or the garbage heap where all the unseen junk is stored, somewhat akin to Freud’s unconscious. But I like to see it more as the Jungian collective unconscious, a space where Past, Present and Future all coexist and time and space are only relative. 

A significant evolutionary piece is now fully developed, ready to implement in a new incarnation through you, as you. There is a rumbling push from within to self-express, the tone of Aries coming in – authentic assertion. Even if YOU or IT doesn’t fully launch until later in the year, a fresh bud appears that will soon flower. Experience and embody the unfolding.

Erin Reese is an author, non-dual spiritual teacher, counselor, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly: erin@erinreese.com

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Full Moon in Virgo: It's Heavenly Holi!

Heavenly Holi

The Full Moon festival of Holi celebrates the vitality of spring, and the blessings of Lord Krishna.


 
Ah, Mother India! Beauty, beauty everywhere, created by showering each other with vibrant color. Children, tourists, merchants, priests, and mothers. No one, but no one is immune from the paint pummeling and powder play.

(Book excerpt from: The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India by Erin Reese. Available on Amazon Kindle and Paperback). 

"...we fell seamlessly into the ruckus, playing full-out with huge smiles in our hearts. We hooted and hollered, laughingly layering color after color on each other and anyone that moved. Even the village goats and month-old kittens were plastered with paint.



At the jetty park, the Holi play was still going strong as I strummed my guitar. The children swarmed around me, smearing me with oodles of paints and powders. I looked like a spumoni ice cream sundae – and I loved every bit of it.

The kids giggled, clapped, ogled and laughed along with my songs, gifting me with gallons of warm fuzzies.

This is why I lug my instrument around!
Such moments, such smiles, are what I came to India for.
Moments of pure, unbridled self-expression,
And shared, Shakti-filled joy!
(Book excerpt from: The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India by Erin Reese. Available on Amazon Kindle and Paperback).

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual teacher, counselor, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly: erin@erinreese.com