Awakening my heart to the BODHICHITTA! "Chitta means “mind” and also “heart” or “attitude.” Bodhi means “awake,” “enlightened,” or “completely open.” Sometimes the completely open heart and mind of bodhichitta is called the soft spot, a place as vulnerable and tender as an open wound. It is equated, in part, with our ability to love. Even the cruelest people have this soft spot. Even the most vicious animals love their offspring. As Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche put it, “Everybody loves something, even if it’s only tortillas.” Bodhichitta is also equated, in part, with compassion—our ability to feel the pain that we share with others. Without realizing it we continually shield ourselves from this pain because it scares us. We put up protective walls made of opinions, prejudices and strategies, barriers that are built on a deep fear of being hurt. These walls are further fortified by emotions of all kinds: anger, craving, indifference, jealousy and envy, arrogance and pride. But fortunately for us, the soft spot—our innate ability to love and to care about things—is like a crack in these walls we erect. It’s a natural opening in the barriers we create when we’re afraid. With practice we can learn to find this opening. We can learn to seize that vulnerable moment—love, gratitude, loneliness, embarrassment, inadequacy—to awaken bodhichitta."  -Pema Chodron

TURBULANT & TUBULAR - New Moon, Solar Eclipse in PISCES

A very happy new Moon and solar eclipse and 8° of Pisces beautiful beings. This is a pretty special and spectacular solar eclipse which is referred to as an annular eclipse, this means the sun will appear as a fiery ring around the moon at the time of the eclipse which is pretty auspicious for this year 2017 which astrologically will be a very fiery year - thinking of that mars in Aries influence here. This eclipse is particularly powerful because it's in Pisces who is extremely connected to the divine. Taking place at the South node which suggests things NEED to be let go. Where is 8° of Pisces in your chart, what house?  This will give you an idea of where this "letting go" is particularly taking place. SOLAR ECLIPSES alter the electromagnetic field of Earth, and act as a portal, connecting us with a divine source energy. Ancient people recognized this and held a ceremony for when this happened to receive information at a higher level of consciousness. Many of you have shared with me psychic experiences that have been happening to you over the last 3 - 3 &1/2 days leading up to today, Feb. 26th. WOWIE WOWZA! These last 3 days are so have been quite a super psychic time! It's actually referred to as the balsamic phase of the moon where psychic intuition and ability is very very strong and prominent. So maybe pay closer attention to your dreams and intuition which Pisces is really connected to. We've got A LOT of stars and planets in Pisces right now amplifying & magnifying the kind of connection related specifically to magic, and the divine, we have a fixed royal star - the formal heart - which symbolizes the spiritual teacher, again emphasized by being in Pisces! Seriously serious super psychic time!! We are receiving a very personal, and gracious invitation to really connect with some divine higher powers and instruction to see where we can release and let go of highly energetic thoughts, patterns, ways of being, beliefs, and so on that are no longer serving us.

 We've got the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron,  South Node, and the fixed Royal Star (formal heart) all in Pisces. This sign is most associated with our psychic abilities, with divinity, highly creative, the most egoless sign of the zodiac! The feeling of giving up ego and surrendering to a divine intelligence, surrendering, forgiving of the self and others. Pisces are able to really integrate this into their system and operate from a place of trusting this more than any other sign. Neptune which rules Pisces is all about altered states of being. Neptune is all about the 5D where there is a lack of time and space and knows no boundaries. Intuition is heightened creatively and spiritually.

There is a strong polarity in Aries which is another sign A LOT of planets are in. Venus, Mars, Uranus, Eris. Aries with all that fire. Pisces and Aries are the most unalike signs Pisces has a going with the flow, divine quality, and Aries with that wanna be the best, high achiever, primal fire, "I set goals." The two of these signs and all the planets stars with their energetic influences red flag us to TAKE A BREATH, TAKE A STEP BACK. Do not engage in energizing the negative (meeting anger with anger. fear with fear.) Be a spiritual warrior of love and peace. 

The only planet right now with any earth is Pluto - farrrr away Pluto in Capricorn. So be sure to get your hands in the dirt, or take your shoes off and feel the grass under your feet. Depending on where you live it may still be very cold but getting your fingers, toes, hands on some soil will be extremely beneficial to your health both mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

I hope all of you enjoy your days.