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Give Me a Sign

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." ~ Robert Schuller Zodiac symbols, painted relief on the terrace of a Gopuram at Kanipakam What I love the most about astrology is the symbolism and what that means to the individual. In the pre-verbal stage when infants and children cannot communicate in words. Memories are stored in images and feelings, and those memories are the key to what nurtures us and provide insight to our deepest fears. What is truly exciting and rewarding to me as an astrologer is to see how the symbolism of one’s chart speaks to them, because it is the earliest and often unconscious memories that can hold us back from our full expression in life. Astrology is alm

Living Your Circle

"Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life." ~ Pema Chodron Signs and symbols have meaning for all of us, and whether we recognize them or not, they are an important element in our lives. This month as I encourage incorporating sacred living spaces into our homes and work environments, I want to share the major symbol I work with. That symbol is the mandala; a symbol found as far back as Paleolithic times, more commonly known as the circle. The word "mandala" originates from an ancient Sanskrit word which means both circle and center. Carl Jung used the mandala

Live in Color

“The soul becomes died with the color of its thoughts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Before you start to read this post, stop and look around you. What colors do you see? Are you surrounded predominately by one color or by a variety of colors? Which ones stand out to you? If there is very little color, why? Do your responses surprise you? As amazing as our world of color is, we don't always realize how important it is to our overall health. So what is color? Simplified, color is the presence of three things; “light” (without it all objects appear black), the “eyes,” our receivers of light, and our “mind” which interprets the sensations. Color is within and all around us. It affects us every day in so m

Nature is Nurturing

"In a world filled with doubt, step into a garden to know Divine Intervention exists." — Mary Maude Daniels Some of the best memories I have as a child took place in the great outdoors; running through the field that extended our backyard, climbing up in a nearby tree to gain higher perspective, and retreating in the row of lilac bushes along side of our home. I have wonderful memories of my sister and I making crowns out of dandelions, and stringing them into necklaces in the balmy Midwestern months of summer. These childhood memories, planted years ago, remind me of my call to nature – my call to nurture. When my children were young I was fortunate to live close to forest preserves and par

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