Monday, April 10, 2017

Full Moon in Libra: Individual Social Justice


Liz Greene's Mythic Tarot

Tonight we have a Full Moon in the cardinal air sign of Libra, the Scales of Equality and Justice. Beyond the limited reach of "political correctness" lies the realm of social justice.

The term social justice means different things to different people: some balk at the concept or are tired of hearing about it; some welcome it and dedicate their lives to the matter. Whatever your personal position, a good discussion of social justice is going to raise some eyebrows, or at the very minimum raise some intriguing points of view. This is Libra’s pet terrain – the perspective of self meeting other, where we discover if ever the twain shall meet.

INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL JUSTICE

We don’t often hear the term “individual social justice.” Heck, I may be one of the first people to coin the phrase, for all I know. Maybe the words ‘individual’ and ‘social’ technically cancel each other out; perhaps it's a complete oxymoron. But I’m going to turn grammar on its ear and do it anyway. Since I’m an artist, writer and free-thinker, I reserve the right to play with these terms and do so in public.


To me, individual social justice is an act that involves standing up for oneself individually, yet has a far reaching impact on the culture as a whole. That culture may be a society, family, organization, institution, or partnership. As a humanitarian-minded Aquarius, I do think about my greater brotherhood and sisterhood and all-genders-in-between-hood. I see how standing on the sidelines and being abused, or discounted, or harmed by another person’s actions or non-actions has a much more far-reaching effect than JUST ME. The world is watching; we are all connected. The elders, the children and the neighbors are observing our behavior. Do we stand up and advocate for what we feel to be fair and just, honest and healthy?

I know it’s downright scary, even terrifying, to stand up to a bully, whether that person be a playground chump, a politician, a boss, professor, or a misguided partner.  Perhaps you are afraid of being exposed by speaking up, that you might experience a counter-attack or receive undermining that’s worse than what you’re putting up with now; however, if you get the right support (hint, hint) and you muster your courage – no matter if it takes days, weeks, months or years – you will find the power to speak up skillfully. You will reclaim what is rightfully yours: your dignity, your serenity, and your peace of mind. 

At this Full Moon in Libra, we are experiencing a cardinal t-square involving the Sun and Uranus in Aries, opposing Jupiter and the Moon in Libra, all square Pluto in Capricorn. A need for freeing oneself from shackles and chains is arising, and there is tension that must be worked through in order to gain that liberation. Pluto's potent presence makes sure the lesson is bone-deep – we are not playing small. Our actions will have consequences for the greater culture and for past souls and future folks. Uranus opposing Jupiter shakes the ground, changes the playing field significantly. The cosmic pot is being stirred in order to propel us forth in our personal and collective evolution.

Yes, we need to tread carefully with thoughts, words and actions as Mercury and Venus are both retrograde and wires are easily crossed, things feel messy, toes are stubbed. But, the theme is clear: In order to experience the healthy Libran gifts of harmony and balance, we need to stand up for Individual Social Justice. If you need support to find the right strategy, reach out for a helping hand. Your trusted guides and loving mentors - seen and unseen - will be more than happy to be there for you. How do you think they got where they are today? They walked through the fire with courage and faith, just like you are doing right now. For all of us. Thank you.

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 at erin@erinreese.com.
 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lucky Spring 🍀 Client Reading Special!

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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 at erin@erinreese.com.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Celebrating International Women's Day

To all my sisters around the world...
I love you.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Celebrating the strong, powerful, vulnerable, sensitive, caring, ferocious, wild, irreverent, sacred, nurturing, fierce, soft, wise, playful, sweet, spicy,
phenomenal goddesses that we are!

And honoring the men who love and respect them!

Bless you. Bless us all.

With love,
Erin Reese







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, February 20, 2017

The Upcoming Pisces Eclipse: Learning to Flow



Dearest readers,
I am publishing this article early. The sensitives and empaths may appreciate the extra support as we draw nearer to the solar eclipse next weekend.
Spread the word.
Love, Erin
Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1833)
On Sunday, February 26, we have a New Moon plus a Solar Eclipse in the mutable water sign of Pisces, the Fish. All New Moons usher in fresh starts, yet with a solar eclipse, it's more like a fresh startling of the heart being stretched beyond its previous capacity. This eclipse is, quite simply, the doorway that you are swept through to transcend your former definition of self.

At this New Moon, we have the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron and the asteroid Pallas Athena all in the non-dual sign of Pisces. That's a whole heckuva lotta water, immersing us in the realm of Oneness, Divine Bliss. In Pisces, we enter the realm where the soul finishes up its turn on the great cosmic wheel of life, and dissolves back into the ocean of consciousness.

Emptiness is form, and form is emptiness.

Let-Go to Flow

Are you ready to dissolve your preconceptions of who you are, what you should be doing? The old way isn't working anyway. Indeed, it hasn’t for quite awhile. Any attachment or identification with a concept, a belief of ‘the way things should be’ is clearly dying off, dissolving. Holding onto fixed ideas of right and wrong will cause suffering. Perhaps this conceptual identification is related to the way you should behave, or should be living your life, should be feeling. Or what is good and proper and expected of you.

Well, it’s not working, is it? And it only keeps you in bondage. You’ve known it for a very long time. And now, it’s time to let go and flow, to see the uselessness of trying harder to fit into any box. At the end of the day, it all goes back into the cosmic soup of Oneness. That's Pisces.
Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk by the Sea (1810)
No matter where this shows up in your experience at this time of the Solar Eclipse in Pisces, the letting go to make a new beginning is exactly what is needed to bring you to next level of awakening. It could show up in a new career move coming into your life, one in which you must trust the Big Picture more than ever before. Or perhaps a new housemate, new baby, or membership in a business organization enters your world. Maybe you’re invited to teach abroad, live in a spiritual community, run a company. Maybe you decide to chuck it all and live in the woods and pull a Walden à la Thoreau, opting out for the foreseeable future.

Whatever is going to stretch your spiritual heart further, whatever is an expression of ultimate compassion toward self and other, whatever is non-identified with name and form, with right and wrong, with the way things ought to be – that is your ticket now. Trust the process. There is no other way, for it is what is already happening, and you are the experiencer and the experience itself.

To the Empaths in the House

Over the past two weeks, several empathic friends have described a phenomenon of feeling highly unsettled and sometimes overtaken by a stretching or pulling of the heart center. Others are overcome by spells of crying, weeping in a strange mix of awe and gratitude. There is a sense of being swept away, of being powerless over the tides, of what is sweeping in, what is being asked, what is happening.

At times like these, the intensity of universal love is so much that it is sometimes akin to pain. At times like these, it is important to be very, very gentle with ourselves. It is useless to try to control the waves. Don’t push the river. If you don’t know what to do with the energies, if the answer isn’t coming, or you don’t understand what is happening to you, through you, simply STOP. Wait. Sit there, lie there. Hang out. Meditate, on the spot. Forcing solutions is futile. The only thing left to do is FLOW.
Edgar Degas, Woman in the Bath (1886)
Detox and Recalibration Bath

At times like these, it can be useful to stabilize the nervous system, which largely impacts the emotional body, through a detoxification bath. My favorite method uses Bragg’s apple cider vinegar (ACV), baking soda, and sea salt. For an extra full bathtub, double the recipe.

1 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup baking soda 
1/2 cup sea salt

Dissolve all ingredients in a hot bath. Soak as long as you like – a minimum of 20 minutes ideally. If you can, get your entire head wet.

This bath will do wonders for recalibrating the electrical frequencies, removing the EMFs we absorb in our environment through being in cars, cities, around toxic people or situations, excess computer work or cell phone use. It also helps to purify the body of candida and other yeasts, mold or fungus. It can help digestion, aching joints or arthritis, and skin disorders. Also, it restores the natural pH of the body which facilitates further detoxification. All of this is supporting the body to handle the new energy flow, and facilitates an easeful letting-go.

In-joy.

With deep love and respect,
Erin


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.