Sag Season

The season of Sagittarius is upon us. From November 21 until December 21, the outwardly thinking and global spirit of Sag encourages us to put a focus on building social connections, finding what truly inspires us, and finding ways of making our voices heard. All of these attributes perfectly coincide with the social and communal holiday season. As we approach Christmas, think of ways to share the loving and giving spirit of Yuletide.

My boyfriend, Denis, and I have answered the call of charity by opening our home to a foster dog. Foxy, an adorable little Cojack with bright, almond-shaped eyes and ridiculously short legs, has been such a lovely addition to our home. At six years old, Foxy was given up by his original family (for reasons unbeknownst to us) and thrust into an overly-crowded and very busy local animal shelter. Being unaccustomed to life outside of a loving home, this little guy was confused and scared, to say the least.

After seeing his mug on Facebook, I reached out to the shelter to see what we could do. Less than an hour later we had a dog and what little belongs he had (a leash and a bag of kibble). While we cannot commit to keeping Foxy indefinitely, becoming his foster pet parents has been such a gift. We are delighted to see him transition from a scared, confused pup to a vibrant little guy with such a loving and affectionate disposition. With plenty of fireside cuddles, neighborhood strolls, and cheeky treats of Black Forest ham (only the best for Foxy), Denis and I are happy to show Foxy what a loving household is all about.

This Sag season, find ways to contribute or give back to your community or a cause you feel strongly about. Any generous gesture, no matter how big or small, will make a difference. Despite living a world where we are bombarded with bad news and depressing headlines, you can be a source of light and a beacon of positivity.




Harvest Moon

Tonight’s full moon (Thursday, October 5th), is sure to rev up your independent and courageous spirit! As the first full moon in Aries, the energy from this celestial event will encourage you to recognize the traits which make you feel confident, strong, and self-assured. A well-written article about tonight’s full Moon can be found on mindbodygreen.

The name Harvest Moon refers to when farmers would need to start gathering in the food in preparation for the lean winter months. Occasionally, they would do this by the light of the moon.

As this year’s autumn equinox is making a late appearance, tonight’s Harvest Moon is the first one to be seen in October in nearly ten years and the next one will occur only in 2020.

How to take advantage of the full moon energy:

#1: Give thanks

Deb from the Psychic Teachers explains that full moons remind us to be grateful. Having begun my gratitude journaling on my birthday, October 3rd, I intend on continuing my thank-you list to the Universe once the full moon is visible in the sky. By simply jotting down ten things for which you are grateful or making a clear mental acknowledgment of your blessings, you will feel a renewed sense of humbleness and appreciation.

#2: Charge your crystals

Lifestyle coach and spiritual guru Ashley Neese has a wonderful and thorough how-to guide on charging crystals with moonlight. I am simply laying out my crystals along the windowsill so that they can each take in the light from the Hunter’s Moon. Additionally, my hardest working stones (such as my go-to rose quartz and clear quartz which I usually carry with me) will be cleansed with sage smoke. My crystal menagerie is due for a lovely cleansing session.

#3: Connect with nature 

Sometimes there’s nothing more gratifying than a stroll on a cool, clear evening. Full moon nights only occur once a month, so take in the beauty of nature while getting some fresh air. Spend tonight outdoors rather than staring a screen.

Feel free to establish your own full moon ritual. Keep track of this year’s remaining full moon happenings by checking out the trusted Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Libra season

Libra season officially kicked off on September 23rd, and I must admit, I’ve already noticed the positive shift in energy. As a Libra myself, I thrive on the happy, joyful power of my astrological sign.

It may be a personal qualm, yet I have never truly connected nor gotten along completely with most Virgo people. I find Virgo energy to be a bit too uptight, too orderly, strict and at times, very boring. Most of September felt like a struggle for me as I worked towards finding an appropriate job (which required many interviews, countless hours of prep work, etc.) and sorting out a pending legal case. During this time I had to stay organized, remain focused, and tap into the more “serious side” of my personality to pull through. Almost miraculously, following the transitioned over into Libra season, I felt a metaphorical weight of negativity lift from my shoulders. My legal case settled and finalized. My job search finally manifested into a great job opportunity. I am beginning my first day of training today!

Selfishly, I very much appreciate Libras, as they possess positive attributes mostly focused on maintaining peace, beauty, and harmony. Innate diplomats, Libras are adverse to fighting, arguments, tension, and awkward social situations in general. Personally, this trait resonates strongly with me as I am very sensitive to negative vibes in a social setting. Thankfully, as I grow older, I am actively selecting which situations I choose to engage in. My naive Libra-self typically would attempt to be friends with everyone, believing that there is good within everyone. While I do believe that everyone has positive qualities, I’ve learned it’s not worth sacrificing one’s personality, happiness, or self-worth attempting to fit in or be liked.

A negative aspect of being a Libra is that pleasing others is a priority before tending to one’s own needs. Throughout October, I am going to work on turning some of that quintessential Libra energy of balance, laid-backness, and kindness towards myself. I intend on becoming my biggest fan and finding ways to enhance my self-confidence. As I take in the good vibes I have felt throughout the past week; I am confident that this astrological season has wonderful gifts in store.

Sun in Virgo

As we enter the weeks of Virgo, I am reminded that summer is winding down and autumn is almost upon us! Yesterday the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse occurred, a triumphant ending to the Leo season.

What does this change in astrological season signify? In basic terms, any child born between now and September 22nd will have the sign of Virgo. In a spiritual sense, The Maiden’s energy reminds us bring our focus back to practical pursuits. As Virgos are known to be highly-organized and hardworking, the shift in the zodiac encourages us to prioritize our lives, get down to business, and clean up any clutter. I have felt the Virgo energy to begin deep cleaning and organizing my home.

What projects have you been putting off all summer? Tap into Virgo power to give you the motivation and organizational prowess to check-off delayed tasks from your to-do list!