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 d̩nouement, the climactic dissolving of our previous expression. Pisces New Moon is prime time to turn our keen awareness on the yoga Рthe union Рof 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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Moon in Capricorn: Love in the time of responsibility



The New Moon in Capricorn tonight hits us like a ton of bricks as we also kick off the real start of the New Year. It’s as if the planets are saying, “Wake up, sleepyhead! It’s 2018 already. People, we’ve got work to do!”

So many persistent planets are pounding on the door – Sun, Moon, Pluto, and Venus all teamed up in Capricorn, clamoring for us to get a move on. It’s like a parent trying to wake up the sleepy teenager after winter break. Pillow over head. Shades drawn. Mom raps on the door… “Time to get up. Go back to school. There’s homework. And don’t forget your chores. And your extracurricular activities. And don’t forget, next weekend we’re going to visit Aunt Sally and we need to go buy a new shirt. Dad’s birthday is tomorrow. Feed the dog.” And, and, and…

How do we handle this push, especially if we are highly sensitive individuals or introverts and require far more than average amount of down time?

Long-Term Priorities

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, reminding us that we need and desire long-term stability, safety, security - and we must take the initiative to get it. Capricorn is a practical sign, asking us to work toward “things that last.” It’s about leaving our legacy. What will we leave behind? What will live on long after we’ve left the planet? What will future generations say about us?

We review our priorities. We focus on things that are not necessarily urgent but are vital - over time. This helps us to chunk down larger projects, where we do not see results right away but in perhaps two years, three years, ten years – we will see how our experience and efforts will benefit others.

This in itself is fulfilling. It’s the timeless Zen teaching, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Lao Tzu).” We start where we are, and we do not get overwhelmed. The peak of Everest is far too difficult to imagine. But we can muster putting one foot in front of the other. Slowly, we see the crest come into sight.

Delegate, and Teach Others to "Adult"


It's very important to delegate at this time. With the New Moon conjunct Venus, the Goddess of Love, as well as Pluto, Lord of Raw and Primal Power, Capricornian responsibilities are bound to be tied up with others in intimate ways. How well are you asking for help? Are you starting to get resentful? Do you need more downtime, alone-time, flex-time? Do you need help with chores around the house? Can someone else handle that task at work?

If we don't start speaking up, clearly, with those we love and those we share close quarters with, we will become crushed and dismayed with the weight of the world, growing resentful and irritable. Capricorn loves hard work and achieving, but sometimes the adult thing to do, is to ask for help. Be confident in your ability to be a friendly leader and request others to do their part. Sometimes, growing up means directing others toward taking responsibility themselves.


Yes, it’s an overwhelming New Moon with everything happening at once. It’s as if 2018 shot out of the “work and leadership” cannon, and we have more responsibilities and projects than we know what to do with. Hang in there. By the Full Moon in Leo on January 31, we likely will have something to show for it -  the first tiny glimpse that the way is being cleared and our efforts are bearing fruit. By the end of January, when Capricorn gives way to Aquarius, perhaps we will feel more playful and energized by the projects that are currently overwhelming us.

But for the next few days and perhaps the next week or two, we have to trudge and slog and keep our noses to the grindstone. Think hard about the long-term goals you are striving toward on your mountaintop. Remind yourself why you’re doing it. Find meaning in your efforts. Take lots of rest breaks. Get outside and breathe fresh air. Cook yummy meals, laugh with friends. Zone out with a movie or novel for a couple hours. And plan a spring or summer getaway to keep you inspired through the hard work ahead. The seeds that you are sowing in January will pay off for many moons to come. For many, 2018 is going to be a year of moving mountains. Remember, think long-term. 

"Don't be a horse race. Be a marathon.
And don't fear the long road,
because on the long road you got time
to sing a simple song."
~ Michael Franti, "Never Too Late"

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