Happy New Moon!


“Take a step back and look inward. The new moon of December 28 & 29th, closes the curtain on 2016 – for better or worse. This new moon offers a potent dose of reflection on what we have gained and lost this last year, and plants a seed of determination for positive growth in the year to come.

In Vedic Astrology, the new moon falls in the area of the sky called Purva Ashadha, which is said to hold the undefeatable power of the human spirit. Among these stars lies an infinite wellspring of energy that flows outward from the section of the sky called the galactic center.  These stars are part of the constellation of Sagittarius – the fierce archer with perfect aim – who inspires us to explore new realms and realize our dreams.

Purva Ashadha is also symbolized by an elephant tusk and is blessed by the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha, who is revered as the “Remover of Obstacles.” This new moon has a special ability to break through blockages and transform old habits.

The weeks to come carry a heavy weight for world karma. Mars and Venus have joined Neptune and Ketu – the tail of the transformational Snake of Time.  This alignment could cause powerful shifts on a collective level and create confusing and possibly inflammatory situations.  Try to be extra patient with those around you, and don’t hesitate to reach out to those who may need support.

This is the final new moon of the year and the weeks to come will offer a unique momentum.  Make use of this potent time to dissolve the past and realign yourself with your dreams of the future.”

~Kari Field, AnandaShree Astrology
Art by Mark Coyle

Happy Full Moon!


“The December 13-14 Full Moon falls in the airy sign of Gemini and will be culminating events, feelings and emotions that took place around the Sagittarius New Moon back in November. This Full Moon is actually another Super Moon that has been part of a series focused on bringing illumination to the world.

Whatever has been buried beneath the surface of your life has most likely come to a head in the last few months and this last Super Moon is going to bring the final point of illumination for 2016.

This is extremely powerful energy which is going to be helping you to purge all that you need to let go of so you can welcome in the new energy of 2017 with open arms and a fresh perspective.

2016 has been a heavy year of endings and letting go, whereas 2017 is a year that is set to be full of new beginnings and fresh starts.

This December Full Moon is now going to be one of your final assessment points where you will be able to review what you have learned and what you are going to be bringing with you into the new cycle.

If you really feel ready to shed, if you really feel a desire to release and let go, if you really feel a desire to transform into your absolute and fullest potential, if you are ready for this, the Universe will offer you an invitation.

Pay attention to what comes up for you around this Full Moon. Whatever lessons or themes you have been working with for the last year will most likely rise up into full consciousness and by being aware and ready to release, you will be able to access this energy.

Be gentle with yourself around this time and give yourself space to fully reflect and let go. Work on nourishing yourself under this Full Moon and enjoy the amazing illuminating energy it brings.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Ric Nagualero

“The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.” ~Joseph Campbell


Berlin Street Art

“Here’s the thing. You don’t need to read three hundred different books on the law of attraction when you, yourself are the magnet. Instead of wasting your time reading someone else’s elaborate twist on the same story, grab a pen and paper and write your own. Write your dreams down sweetheart, make a plan. Take baby steps if you have to, crawl, run, or take a giant leap. Jump into the void with clear intentions. Watch where the magic of synchronicity really comes from. It doesn’t come from a book, it’s not some secret magic spell that some are kind enough to share. You are the magic that makes shit happen. So go on, get out there, make it happen!!!” ~Marie-Sandra