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Cancer New Moon Musings

Cancer New Moon Musings

Thursday, July 12 brings a super moon + solar eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer. Pitta season’s excessive heat combined with the primal intensity of Mars retrograde concoct a spicy summer brew, compelling careful consideration toward the ways in which we approach the cycle at hand. With Cancer’s complicated sensitivity feeling into every aspect beneath [...]
Reexamining the Root Cause of Mental Illness

Reexamining the Root Cause of Mental Illness

Recently, the CDC reported that suicide rates have increased by more than 30% in half of US states and increased in all but one state since 1999. When we see such steep rises in mental illness and suicide in such a short period of time, it challenges the current paradigm that mental illness is simply a brain disease [...]
Gemini New Moon Musings

Gemini New Moon Musings

The approaching cycle welcomes a Super Moon in Gemini on June 13 at 12:43pm PST. Lady Luna’s orbiting proximity warms our emotional waters and mingles sweetly with the discerningly dynamic star twins who lead us to Summer Solstice on 6/21. Gemini’s compelling character brings worthy inspiration to the coming phase, cultivating fertile space for every [...]
Flowers for Thought

Flowers for Thought

Throughout history and cultures, flowers have been a part of religious and spiritual ceremonies, consumed as medicine, adorned for aesthetic appeal, and seen as a marker of new life in Spring.  Lately, flowers have captured my attention for a few reasons. Metaphorically, they can represent a complete whole that is comprised of fragmented parts; a [...]
Taurus New Moon Musings

Taurus New Moon Musings

Rooted in the greenery of Taurus season, May’s new moon provides a rich undercurrent for patient, pleasurable growth. A true voice of reason within rising temperatures, terra-firma Taurus is a hearty role model for the upcoming cycle, invoking steadfast willpower to fortify our connection with the grounding force. Taurus is located within the second section [...]
Community as a Core Nutrient to Health

Community as a Core Nutrient to Health

You may be enjoying the variable weather we've had in recent weeks - early spring rain followed by a heatwave and now a stint of more temperate weather. Whether we are keenly aware of it or not, the fact that our drought found some relief is a reality we all benefit from and depend upon. Our [...]
Aries New Moon Musings

Aries New Moon Musings

Sunday evening’s new moon welcomes the illuminating powers of golden ram Aries, first of the western Zodiac’s twelve-star symbols. The adventurous and energetic nature of this emboldened fire sign ignites the creative impulse of vernal season, bestowing clarity and confidence to manifest visions with loving, affirmative action. Ram also happens to be the bija mantra [...]
A Personal Invitation to La Maida

A Personal Invitation to La Maida

As an Integrative Psychiatrist informed by a field called Interpersonal Neurobiology, I am interested in balance and harmony as central components in the restoration of health and wellbeing…

Pisces New Moon Musings

Pisces New Moon Musings

Vernal season's warm affection is endowed by the curious and gentle sentiment of stellar fish duo Pisces, symbol of the 12th and final house of the Western Zodiac. This compassionate and sweet-tempered water sign possesses an innate empathy that reverberates with the tender soul of our wild world. The dual experience of heightened receptivity is [...]
Aquarius New Moon Musings

Aquarius New Moon Musings

Aquarius invites the colorful and visionary aspects of our conscious collective to unify and rise up as we move toward Lunar New Year and Spring Equinox the following month. The celestial cup-carrier can be found pouring elixir of life into the mouth of Pisces, (fish) accompanied by other water-related constellations such as Cetus, (whale) Delphinus, [...]
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