Becoming A Spiritual Warrior - Astrology & Horoscopes for the Full Moon in Aries, October 5th 2017
“Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation.”  ― Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Another brilliant image of our spiritual warrior essence, by Janna Dorothy

“Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation.” 
― Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Another brilliant image of our spiritual warrior essence, by Janna Dorothy

Happy full moon day friends. This Aries full moon arrives at the end of a week that has brought yet more violence and unrest into our world and consciousness. What is being illuminated is the shadow, or dark side of Aries. Shadow Aries is the exaggerated masculine. It is arrogant, ambitious to a fault, aggressive and unable to rest or receive. Anyone who has grown up under the mindstate of patriarchy is influenced, and we are are all responsible. We are complicit in violence when we put ourselves forward with aggression in our families, relationships and work. We are complicit in violence when we give in to stinginess and refuse to share or extend trust. We are complicit in violence when we lie. We are complicit in violence when refuse to see complexity and focus on judgment.

For this to end we will all have to involve ourselves. For this to end we will all have to commit to paying more attention. For this to end we will all have to be peace.

Mars, the ruler of this moon is conjunct Venus in the sign of Virgo. Here is our saving grace. Virgo teaches us what it means to devote ourselves. Venus teaches us how to love. If we can channel our assertion towards love then we will use it correctly. If we can direct our ambition towards serving each other, then we will know what it truly means to realize our potential.

This is a full moon to realize ourselves as Spiritual Warriors. As Chögyam Trungpa taught, Spiritual Warriors are not guarded and aggressive. They keep soft and tender hearts. They allow themselves to be touched. They weep and grieve when there's sadness, they comfort one another, they give solace, they offer friendship. This is perhaps the most challenging kind of bravery in a world that rewards apathy and callousness. But this is the kind of bravery we need if we actually want to live.

Please listen to my podcast to learn more about this full moon astrology. This is a great time to practice with the guided meditations I offer. This week's meditation is a support to relax your brain and head glands. Since Aries rules the brain, mind and ego we could all probably use a brain vacation! Please share these podcasts and meditations! Many thanks to Monier Bahador, a brilliant bodyworker who inspired me to make this meditation. If you are in the Portland area and need some support for your body, she's your gal!


I hope to see you at these upcoming events!



ARIES
Reflections others show me help me see who I am. I easily measure my energy for the best success. I'm easefully effective with my output and responsive to others input. Now doors open, opportunities arise, and my path is clear before me.
LISTEN TO ARIES AUDIO HOROSCOPE

TAURUS
I brilliantly curate time and space. I get all the chores done yet there is still plentiful time for the quietness I crave. I silence and separate from my devices and distractions so that I can enjoy moments of deep listening and healing seconds of solitude.
LISTEN TO TAURUS AUDIO HOROSCOPE

GEMINI
I create my future visions. I create my communities. I create the world I wish to live in. I have the resources, time, attention and support from others that I need. These exchanges are where I find empowerment and energy. Then collaboration becomes a game. Then working together is the most fun. Then we co-create future visions, communities and the world we live in together.
LISTEN TO GEMINI AUDIO HOROSCOPE

CANCER
I create freedom for myself upon my path by bringing attention to beauty and balance in my home. I easily release relational entanglements that keep me tied to obligatory disempowerment. I am free and supported to do the work I am here to do.
LISTEN TO CANCER AUDIO HOROSCOPE

LEO
My mind expands rapidly and without fear. I release all attachments to tasks and jobs that keep my mind overly busy and distracted. The ones who are exactly right for the jobs I no longer need show up exactly at the right time for me to delegate. If they don't show up I trust when it's time to let go. I let go so that I can continue to grow.
LISTEN TO LEO AUDIO HOROSCOPE

VIRGO
I am excellent and articulate with my partners and collaborators at explaining who I am and what I need. I appreciate their skillful responses. We give each other enough attention, but also importantly, we give each other another freedom. My creative interests and general vitality thrive in my exchanges.
LISTEN TO VIRGO AUDIO HOROSCOPE

LIBRA
I claim freedom in my relationships to be who I am, not who anyone wants me to be. I claim freedom from responsibilities to others which I have taken but do not want. I claim freedom for my life so that I can be energized in my growth. The community I create is transformed as I find more freedom. The home(s) that hold me celebrate my freedom. I trust my own instincts to make the space I need.
LISTEN TO LIBRA AUDIO HOROSCOPE

SCORPIO
My mind and mental states are rapidly transforming as I accept all that I don't know and make peace with the fact that there are no guarantees. The more I make space for information from my dreamtime and the liminal in-between to enter my everyday, the more efficient and effective I become.
LISTEN TO SCORPIO AUDIO HOROSCOPE

SAGITTARIUS
I commit to awe and wonder. I commit to playfulness and joy. I commit to my own interests. I admit that when I'm feeling excited about life I do my best work. And I respect that this is the most important. And I understand that this is ultimately what will bring the most back to me.
LISTEN TO SAGITTARIUS AUDIO HOROSCOPE

CAPRICORN
Home is where I am myself with no apologies. Home is where I am free. Home is where I find power. Home is where I gain energy. Home is my birthright. Home is my destiny. Home is my choice.
LISTEN TO CAPRICORN AUDIO HOROSCOPE

AQUARIUS
Patiently I wait for the right words that will perfectly encapsulate my intention. My words are skillful and wise. They hold not just the sound, but more importantly, the energy of what I wish to convey. I trust that my ability to communicate comes through with my clearest and best intent.
LISTEN TO AQUARIUS AUDIO HOROSCOPE

PISCES
It takes authenticity and courage to trust. I trust the ones I share with. It takes willingness to be vulnerable and to share. I share with the ones I trust. It takes trust, willingness and sharing to create a future that's sustainable. There is no need to worry about the future, it transforms accordingly with all my most meaningful exchanges.
LISTEN TO PISCES AUDIO HOROSCOPE