Thursday, October 5, 2017

Full Moon in Aries: The 'I' of the Hurricane



Today we have the Full Moon in Aries, cardinal fire sign of the Ram. Aries takes initiative, doesn’t hold back, faces everything with an open heart and courage. Dives in, trusts the truth, asserts the self. At this time of the Full Moon, we are meant to stand tall in our selves, solar plexus shining bright, taking refuge in the ‘I' of the storm.

Aries’ spiritual statement is “I Am.” During this time of global stress – natural disasters and human catastrophe – it can be easy to get highly disturbed, agitated, and despairing. It’s easier to lose our footing, to get swept away ourselves into a sea of negativity and darkness. During chaotic cycles, it’s imperative to remember the Self, the I Am of our true nature. Sat Chit Ananda ~ being (truth), consciousness, peace (bliss). 

There is a space and a place inside each of us that is 100% love, totally connected, pure presence. This is the ‘I’ in the hurricane. This is Aries’ I Am. I am here. I exist. I am awareness. Even while the world goes to hell in a hand basket around us, we can keep a cool head. 

Aries is ruled by the head, and it is particularly important for Rams and those with strong Ram influences in their charts, to protect their heads from the sun, from injury, from a potentially harmful rush of blood to the head. When Aries keeps their head, the Ram becomes a fantastic force of nature: clear, calculated, confident. Unstoppable. Let us all practice this today.


Drop into your true nature. Aries is ruled by Mars, the warrior planet, and is the master martial artist. Stay in the hara, the svadisthana or second chakra. You may feel this “seat of the soul” most prominently in the sacral area, or in the pelvic bowl region.  This is your center, your place of rest. I often advise my clients and students to hang out here, in your ‘inner hammock.’ 

From this place, all action arises from the Self, the ground of being. It is particularly important to find this seat of resting consciousness in times of strife. From this place, we make calm, cool, pointed moves. 

That's grounded and centered Aries.
Perfect action, right on time.
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too…”
~ Rudyard Kipling 


Erin Reese, Master of Science 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.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall 2017 ~ Client Appreciation Special Readings!

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Erin Reese, Master of Science 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Moon in Virgo: Self-Healing and Horoscopes


Today we celebrate the New Moon in Virgo, mutable earth sign of the Virgin. In many ancient Greek usages, the word virgin meant a woman who is *whole* unto herself. She is complete and knows exactly what she needs in order to self-heal. Now is a time to recommit to that which reconnects to our selves, at our healthiest and best. Whether you identify as male or female, you have within you a Virgin Goddess, a form of the Divine Feminine that is an expert at self-care and renewal. At this New Moon, we see how to best replenish our reserves. 

This is a transition lunation: we are about to step into fall, with the autumnal equinox this Friday. We will need our strength. We need our hearths and hearts well-tended, blazing fully, in order to prepare for the winter ahead. If we heed the call of our sensitive bodies, minds, spirits we will be in much better shape to enjoy the Season of Change. Prepare for the colors to burst. Be in good health and enjoy.

Saraswati
Saraswati Goddess

New Moon in Virgo: Self-Healing Horoscopes

In keeping with my theme of channeling astro-intuitive ‘scopes of late, here are some cosmic tips sign-by-sign to help you navigate the New Moon energies. Be sure to read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs for best results! And, please forward and share with friends!



Aries: You are being guided right now. Your angels and allies, protector spirits and positive energy forces are moving you into the perfect position of your life. A new chapter is unfolding, calling you into greater heights. A new definition of ‘family’ may be a part of this, whether that be your work family, your housemates or pets, your actual biological family, or your global family. Let yourself be called into a new life. You couldn’t stop it if you tried.


Taurus: Your self-care and self-renewal tip is to ALLOW yourself to receive the praise, acclaim, and recognition that you have earned, and that you deserve. Toot your own horn, allow others to give you their cheerleading all the way. For you, self-care doesn’t happen in a vacuum right now – it takes a village – and part of that means letting your community uplift you and remind you how totally awesome you are.


Gemini: Focus. Back to work. You don’t need to burn the candle at both ends, no. But you do need to apply yourself just a little bit every day. Refine your craft and practice doing more of that which you’ve already been doing. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel right now. You can do the same types of work but with variations on the theme. The best part is that you’ll be earning stable income, whistling while you work. That’s good self-care.


Cancer: Time to plan a getaway. You’ve done enough work on your major projects, and it’s time to take your leave. It appears there is a batch of commitments of time or energy that you’ve grown out of. It’s time now to walk away… greener pastures await. Perhaps you don’t have any idea what you will do with that open space on your schedule, but your Higher Self knows and is reserving it for you. Let go and move on.


Leo: You’ve outgrown a group of people or a part of your community that once held a significant place in your heart, but no longer. Perhaps you feel odd about leaving this scene behind, or feel nostalgic about days gone by. That’s normal. You might look back from time to time and wonder why it’s all changed, or if they still love you and remember you. It’s an evolutionary leap in your life to trust that you need to leave these folks and situations in order to step into the next chapter of your amazing life. 


Virgo: Reserve your energy, save your resources. That might entail staying home, staying in more than running around being busy. Trust that while it may feel a bit boring at the moment, this will ensure that you have a lot more energy available for the things that are truly important when the time is just perfect. You may also be practicing self-care by saving money. Also, don’t overspend. Be frugal right now and you’ll have all the abundance you need when it’s time to lay out the cash.


Libra: As we get ready to shift into your own birthday season, dear Libra, you get to reconnect to all of the things that your heart truly desires. Create a life that you love. Mock it up. Make a list, make a vision board collage, do some journaling and get super clear on all of the goodness you want to bring in. The universe wants to give you all you desire MOST right now. Be sure to cut out all “shoulds” and “ought tos.” Stick with what your HEART wants. That's magnetic self-care.


Scorpio: Each of us has an archetypal Inner Father inside, often showing up as a rational, logical and practical voice of protection and guidance. Your job is to ask yourself if that Inner Father voice is overly critical or rejecting, or have you cultivated an Inner Father that is kind, benevolent and supportive? You deserve to feel cared for and nourished by a masculine force within and without - just as you have a feminine, mothering side. Cultivate a relationship with a loving Inner Father figure.


Sagittarius: Breakdown to breakthrough: this is sometimes necessary. It looks like your self-care act is going to be rather dramatic, Sag. You need to bust out of a habit or a cultural norm or restricting situation in order to experience true liberation and freedom. The energy that is freed from your breakthrough is going to bring so much light and freshness to your life, dear Archer. It’s worth the temporary disruption you have to go through. Courage? You have it in spades.


Capricorn: Spa treatments are necessary. Try to get to a foot-rub place, or get a massage, soak in a jacuzzi. If you can’t spare the time or resources to go to a professional place, you can create an at-home spa experience. Fill up your tub with Epsom salts. Or add apple cider vinegar, or drops of your favorite essential oils. You can also give yourself an at-home facial or a nice sesame-oil rubdown massage. Whatever you decide to do to honor that beautiful body of yours, do it soon and more often. You need some body-loving.


Aquarius: Community, community, community. You cannot neglect your people. They need you, and vice versa. You have a symbiotic relationship with your friends, business associates, neighbors, and your world family. This is part of being an Aquarius. Even if you’re an introverted Water Bearer, there is a way that your antennae need to reach out and touch others, and be stimulated by them. It is also a way for you to take care of yourself by avoiding isolation. You’re building a solid future by sharing community spirit.


Pisces: You’ve been contemplating a step into your next life chapter for a good month, and now you have to take the next step. Yes, it can be a baby step; it doesn’t have to be a huge move, but it must be significant and directed toward the future you are envisioning. Imagine where you want to be and how you will be feeling once you get there. It’s time to move forward, Pisces. Swim upstream. Just a bit! Keep swimming.


Erin Reese, Master of Science 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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September Horoscope, Full Moon Waves, Ease and Grace




Welcome to the Full Moon in Pisces. I’ve been away on a beach holiday, floating in oceans of bliss so deep that I haven’t been able to surface long enough for a forecast. I bet some of you are feeling that way too – dreamy, spacey, a bit ungrounded. Or perhaps creative, mystical, filled with the Fullness of Existence and divine union. 

This has been a welcome cool-down lunation after the fiery Labor Day weekend heat waves in much of the nation. We get to calm down, get back into a flow state. Even if we’re back to school, back at work after summer holidays, we can enter September trusting the states of ease and grace. Think yin energy, yielding. Femininity, attraction, magnetism and receptivity. 

Go at your own pace, and respect the pacing of others, of the earth, the winds, the tides and waves. Magic is afoot, everywhere if we allow ourselves to see it, to believe in it. I’m not much for New Age aphorisms, but I do love the Wayne Dyer quote, “You’ll see it when you believe it.” 

Being a practical mystic, I know that there is just as much, and usually more, validity to what the intuitive mind apprehends as to what the rational mind comprehends. So, at this time of Pisces flow, with the Full Moon conjunct Neptune-Poseidon, King of the Seas and planetary ruler of the Fishes, allow yourself to surrender totally. Let go of the rope, and float. Experience how the currents take you exactly where you feel most perfectly yourself, most relaxed, most enamored with your life. Enjoy.

As a special treat at this Full Moon, I’ve dipped back into the channeling mode, sign-by-sign, to present to you this September Horoscope treat!  Be sure to read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs for best results. And if you want a personal consultation, be sure to email me directly.




SEPTEMBER 2017 *BONUS HOROSCOPE* BY ERIN REESE

Aries: Find your Goddess within or without, and treat her right. Do you have a special woman in your life that you want to worship as an embodiment of the Divine Feminine? Maybe it’s YOU, your own self! The calling is to celebrate all that represents the Goddess Venus-Aphrodite – including Mother Nature, sensuality, beauty, pleasure, healing, arts, and Woman Herself. Treat the inner and outer female as you would a cherished high queen. She will reward you no end.


Taurus: Open yourself to other dimensions, other frequencies. Remember, in the world of the astral plane, one plus one does not always equal two. Cause and effect are all relative. Allow the Multi-verse to provide you with all that you need-want-desire from a state of grace, ease and flow. Abundance is everywhere. Tap into the frequency and receive your goods. You love security and stability, and it can be found now, so long as you do not limit yourself to how it comes.


Gemini: You have such a powerful voice. It might come through the written or spoken word, or through self-expression in the body with movement, or some other art form. With all of the creative energy floating around at this time, you are being called to use this gift to support the evolving collective consciousness. Don’t hold back, be shy, or wait. Now is the time to tell us your side of the story. Or, since you’re a Twin, you may wish to share more than one side of the story, teaching us through “both/and” paradoxical truths. Tell us!


Cancer: Are you ready to have fun, fun, fun in the final days of the summer sun, sun, sun? Cancer, with your warm, open heart, you really know how to enjoy yourself when you feel safe and comfortable enough to let your hair down. You are always so considerate of others; now is the time to let the Cosmos be kind and considerate of you! Receive, play, and laugh to your heart’s content. Don’t miss out on whatever floats your boat while the days are still warm – BBQ, dinner party, pool party, day at the beach, walk in field of sunflowers. Shine your heart light.


Leo: You have a lot to teach us about life, Leo. You have mastered the skills of generosity and enjoyment. The way you creatively uplift the people in your life is a wonder to behold. Have you noticed how, when you’re at your best, you know how to make the world smile? For some Lions, it’s kids. For others, it’s their one-and-only significant other or spouse. And some Leos are born to be on the stage and show us how big one can really be. Your job now is to get back into the best roll you know how to play. Do whatever you need to do to get back into your Best Self. Drop whatever negative thinking may have crept in lately, and teach us how to feel good again, by doing it for yourself first!
 

Virgo: You’re a mutable earth sign, which means that you know how to flow and be flexible, but you also need to be rooted in practicalities, and things need to make sense. Otherwise, it just won’t work for you. This is the high time of your season, Virgo, and you are in the process of building something small but significant in the long-term. This is not to be done in isolation; work with chosen individuals whom you trust, and the job will move much faster and be filled with fun at the same time. Whistle while you work, Virgo!


Libra: How attuned are you to Mermaid energy? Remember that you are ruled by Venus, Libra, and you thrive when you love and are loved by others. The call of the Mermaid reminds you to drink in each emotion, without labeling it as positive or negative, and let it touch you deeply. Let it flow through you so you can experience the bliss and learn from it, without reacting and making it wrong or right. Feel the beauty of quiet reflection under the Moon, and let Her rays heal you with their feminine sensuousness.


Scorpio: Dance. Feel the currents of the Life Force pulsing through your being. You may move regularly already, but how much are you really allowing the flow to cleanse and clear your energy centers? Dancing can be done in a chair, under the Moon in a field, in a club, or a yoga studio. Convert your living room or a postage-sized spot in your bedroom. You can dance anywhere. Charge up the Spotify, Pandora, or iTunes collection and shake what your mama gave ya.


Sagittarius: This is an ultra-expansive time in the Cosmos, and you know you love yourself some expansion. Your life is a massive adventure, whether you’re running a business, vagabonding across the globe, praying in a temple, or making love to your sweetheart. You’ve got the power right now, you know you’re Divinely fueled, and you have all the support of your allies, seen and unseen, to transcend previous limits of time and space. Now is the time to say YES to your bigger vision. Make it happen, or rather, let it happen!


Capricorn: Be assertive and aggressive about eliminating all limiting thought forms, beliefs, concepts that are holding you back from thriving, Cappy. If you’re struggling physically, financially, mentally – these are good signs that you need an egoic cleansing. Remember, we don’t see the world as it is. We see the world as we are. If you want to have a good time while you’re on the planet, then drop the old stale stories that hold you back. Body healing modalities can help you clear how these old belief systems. You may wish to try acupuncture, cranio-sacral, or kundalini yoga practices.


Aquarius: Bliss of union. How long has it been since you’ve been intimate with another, whether a lover or a therapist, or a cherished friend or confidante? You need the experience right now of relatedness. You are in a period of learning how to flow and float in tandem with another person. Be vulnerable, open your heart, speak your truth (remember “I” statements?), and watch the magic unfold. You’re here to learn about being human, Water Bearer. So sidle up to your favorite human(s) and learn!


Pisces: Well, well, well… you are thriving. I am so happy to see this in your field, dear Pisces. You need this rest period so much. You can tend to take on so very much of the collective unconscious that you can’t breathe and rest and enjoy all of your creative, mystical nature. Things are changing now. You have pearls of wisdom and magic beaming your way – opportunities to swim in celestial seas abound. Now, one of those options becomes crystal clear and you just *know* that’s the one for you. Get ready to receive, my darling Fish, O regal ruler of the Cosmic Consciousness.



Erin Reese, Master of Science 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.