Wednesday, February 25, 2015

cultivating a waiting attitude - time is the means ..... part II



Part I of this series is here.

If we are plugging along doing the best we can and it still feels like we are spinning our wheels in our own twisted version of Groundhog Day or we get this close to something we want only to see it all fall apart at the 11th hour maybe the problem isn't what we are doing or what we are wanting - maybe the problem is as simple and as challenging as timing.

We were all born at exactly the right time. Yes, I believe down to the exact second. A doctor's forceps can't screw this up, a mother's deep desire to get this birth over with, a long hard labor - we are born when we intend to be born.

We begin our life doing everything with perfect timing. We eat, we sleep. We learn to walk and talk at our own pace. Babies don't have to plot and plan for these things to happen. They don't have daily planners, make vision boards and form mastermind groups. They just move through life doing what they do and then one day they stand up. Life is no different later on. The rules don't change. The only thing that has changed is us.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hey YOU, yeah you over there, the world needs your THIS | Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of February 23rd

We kick off the week with the Sun in Pisces squaring Saturn in Sagittarius - something requires an adjustment or we hit a bump in the road

(how big a hit we take depends on how fast we are traveling - think of those speed bumps in parking lots - hit them too slow or too quick and we're bouncing off the seat - hit them just right and we slide right over them!)

or maybe there is a feeling that we are running out of time.

This is just Saturn up to his old tricks. Do we really want it? How much? How hard are we willing to work? We might need to slow down, but we probably don't need to stop.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

time is the means ..... part I

"Furthering" is the I Ching principle

(one of the meanings of the I in I Ching is "the easy")

of the innately beneficial nature of the Source that nourishes and protects all of us.

Put another way - we can trust that life has our back.

(I am finding it comfortable and comforting to call this source the Creative these days - maybe you will like this word, too, if not just use what you are comfortable with)

Furthering is about stages of development and the vehicle that powers this process is time. Because time is the vehicle - patience, trust (thanks Lynn) and perseverance are necessary.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NEW Moon in Aquarius/Pisces Tonight - well begun is half done

Tonight's New Moon is a bit of a question mark with some astrologers calling it an Aquarius New Moon and others calling it a Pisces New Moon.

It's in the very last degree of Aquarius and moves into Pisces within a couple minutes, so it's either the 2nd Aquarius New Moon this year or the 5th zero degree New Moon in a row!

Either way with Aries coming home to Mars tomorrow it's very potent and an excellent time to clear our heads and set some intentions.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

NEW MOON Ramp Up to BIG Energy SHIFT | Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of February 16th

The Moon starts the week in its Balsamic Phase - this supports reflecting and finishing up.

With the Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn it will be easy to get caught up in the feeling that busy-ness is needed for our business now.

This isn't true.

Remember our dreams are birthed and given flight from moments of our best selves.

We can't be our best (whole) selves when our thoughts are splintered by nonstop pulls on our attention and our actions are all over the place. We need to center ourselves. We can slow this whole show down. We don't need anyone else's permission to do it

Thursday, February 12, 2015

how "we are in business to make a profit" is like living to eat ...


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Hearing "we are in business to make a profit" usually makes me want to retch

(and I have done some serious retching this winter - trust me, it ain't pretty people although on the plus side I still sound a little bit like Demi Moore)

in fact it makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

(yes, it's going to be one of those posts)

This is not the same as saying "to stay in business we must make a profit" which is quite obvious and makes the profit a necessity rather than a goal.

Think of profit like food. 

We need food to survive, but we are not surviving so we can eat .. I hope.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mercury Moves Direct ... when you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this .. you haven't ... Edison (Aquarius)



I tell myself, "that's it! Not one more astrology post until you write 5 posts about something else!", then I write another astrology post.

They are like potato chips, I can't stop.

This blog now has 1000 posts in almost 8 years. It's totally mind boggling. I've blogged my work, total nonsense, giveaways, tutorials, interviews, Etsy, biz advice, blah, blah, blah. I must have set some kind of record for long winded rambles.

Not that many posts are about astrology, but for the last year it's been almost all astrology all of the time. It could be worse poor reader, at least it's a hobby worth talking about - imagine if I were stamp collecting! It would be all philatelics and gum conditions (what?!) and centering - see you are luckier than you thought you were!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Astrology Forecast for Creatives - Week of February 9th - today: production and groundhog day style do-overs

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Ugh - I've had no internet since Saturday night. Bypassing my router, which didn't work yesterday, is suddenly working, so fingers crossed I stay online. I'm writing a quickie about today and tomorrow now and will expand this post later to include the rest of the week.

The energy looks easy, peasy - it's all Pisces, all the time. The downside - it could make it hard for us to stay on task. We might look back on Friday and realize nothing got done. Set daily goals and stay on top of them if you don't want this to happen. If your schedule allows a little drifting now, go ahead and drift. If you're sick this week, you probably won't miss much.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Full Moon in Leo, February 3rd - time to ROAR!

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Think about what a Full Moon looks like - it's the brightest moon; a completely lit circle. There is nothing obscured in the shadows, everything is visible.

During the full moon, something comes to light. 

In February the Full Moon is called the Snow Moon, you can probably guess why and also the Hunger Moon 

(because by this time of year our ancestors provisions were running low and their tummies were rumbling - this is built into our DNA - we are hungering for something, too, now).

This month our Sun is in Aquarius so we know the Full Moon is in Aquarius's polarity sign of Leo.

Monday, February 2, 2015

if you can stand to read one more pricing post - the "as within, so without" pricing guide for makers


http://www.cardstore.com/blog/black-history-month-quote/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=black-history-month-quoteI had two Etsy shop owners ask me pricing questions last week and I linked them to some great articles (* see links at end) but wanted to say something here about the spiritual laws we are working with.

(yes, spiritual laws, this is my decade of Rumi after all - yes, I'm working with decades instead of years now - the years are moving way too fast ...)

Many people are given the advice to raise their prices and often this advice is given by someone outside our business

(I do not discount the advice of outsiders - sometimes the very person who we might be responding to with "well, that's easy for you to say" is exactly the person who needs to say it. Of course just because we don't discount outsider advice, doesn't mean we blindly follow it either.)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Astrology Forecast for Creatives - Week of February 2nd - shine on

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The big news this week is Tuesday's full moon in where's my spotlight? larger than life Leo which will trine the planet Uranus - our Aquarius sun's ruler and the planet of unpredictability, rebellion and awakening.

So while some who take center stage will go home with the award, writeup in Forbes or Super Bowl trophy, still other people and information could be exposed in a not so rewarding manner in this same cold, blinding spotlight.

SNEAK PEAK - Punch Drunk : Recycled Wine Cork Jewelry


Here's a sneak peak at my new jewelry line with recycled corks and recycled steel. I've named these little babies Punch Drunk.

(yes, after my recent behavior - I blame the wine I've had to consume testing these out - yes, this stuff is hard work, folks - don't hate me)

I ordered these adorable laser cut tags from Ana at All This Wood and love them.

With ocean blue for strength, passionate pink for joy, purple berry for clarity, orange creamsicle for creativity and pistachio green for abundance - they make great little totems for our focus and wonderful gifts to share strength, joy, clarity, creativity and abundance with others - plus they are kick-ass cool, recycled, stackable and fun!

Coming to my online stores and (fingers crossed) a favorite winery near you. I'll pop back in with a coupon code when these beauties are available! xo all