Last Quarter Moon Phase…In Taurus

On a porch in Iceland… Last night me and Alex, Meghan’s friend, drove the crowd downtown to Reykjavik where we hung out at Kaldi all night until it closed. I was okay with driving because I had Sigurgisli (Bjarki’s brother) as a guide…plus I’m beginning to not like drinking at night (daytime drinking is way more fun) so I wasn’t opposed to being a DD. After Kaldi’s we went to a hot dog stand and a waffle hut and that’s when I noticed the moon in the sky…that pretty half moon last quarter lovely. 

Today…is another story. Somehow I got wrangled into driving today WITHOUT a local…and let’s just say things did not go well! Haha. I went down roads the wrong way and the road signs made no sense…I was THAT tourist…the one that can’t drive. I was not happy with the situation. I gave up and Bjarki came to find us…and I let my brother drive the others to the Blue Lagoon…while forfeiting that experience to sulk in my room. Besides, I needed some time alone. I’m not great with big crowds. So I took a walk to some stores nearby and ate lunch with my older sister…got me some wine…and now here I am…writing…journaling…and drinking my wine. Daytime drinking…my kind of chill.

Now on with the moon...the moon is within its last quarter moon phase and it happens to be sitting in Taurus. The last quarter moon phase should be a time to reflect and be thankful for completing your new moon goal…or checking in with yourself as you move along with your goals. With Taurus in the mix, you may seek to encompass the Taurus’s nature of being the silent one. (Yes please!) I need a little peace and quite. You may think…Taurus, the bull??? Because we associate a bull with being very aggressive we forget that in actuality Taurus is an Earth sign…and really the bull is just an animal who hangs out on earth…minding his own business (unless you piss him off). Taurus is about being the silent one, the peaceful one, the one who sits in a field of grass and absorbs mother natures beauty. Think about that when you sit and reflect on your completion of your new moon goal, or checking in with yourself as you move along on your journey!

For my new moon goal...I wanted to write my first draft of my personal manifesto…and it goes something like this…

“I am me. I am the sea. And no one owns me. I want to listen to my heart and answer to life’s calls. I am free. I am a free thinker. I want love. I am love. I want to live my life by my own standards. I am creative and I welcome abundance into my life. I want to do yoga everyday and write everyday (or at least take a photograph). I want to blog everyday. But most importantly, I want to transcend into the woman I was meant to be.”

Love & Moonlight,


Highlights from Iceland Day Two

My day today! Love how photographic this place is! Iceland…you are pretty!

Drive by photographing from a moving car…


At a volcano crater…


Above the reason why I’m here! My baby sister and her Icelandic love are getting married!!!

Below…more drive by photographing from a moving car.

The water fall…


The Geysir/Geysers…


More drive by photographing from a moving car…


The Law Rocks…


Highlights from Iceland… Day One

First glimpse of Iceland from the air.

Bathroom doors are unique.

Drive by photographing while riding in a car.

Bjarki’s parents humble abode.

The Opera House Harpa. Can you see me?

Boats from the window at Harpa.

Guarino Sisters.

Guarino Girls.

Downtown Reykjavik.

Downtown Reykjavik.

Iceland’s first Dunkin Donut opened today! Downtown Reykjavik.

Downtown Reykjavik.

About as dark as it gets this time of year! Walking with my sisters and Meghan’s friend Meghan.

Highlights from New England

A gathering circle at Plimouth Plantation. (I need one of these in my yard!)


Plymouth Rock pilgrim fountain and the land at Plymouth Rock below!!

Plymouth Rock and The Mayflower… Where the pilgrims landed in America

The replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin on The Walden Pond.


Why yes Henry David.. I’d love to dance in the forest.


At the Walden Pond…swimming dream! With my grandma bathing suit! Hahahaha 

Love this New England experience! Headed to Iceland tomorrow!!!!! 🙂

Mid Summer…

Happy Mid Summer!!! This is what we will be doing for mid summer! Airport in Atlanta…stop in Philadelphia for dinner…then Boston and Maine…

Tuesday ICELAND!

With Sarah my travel companion. #momsontherun

Blue Moon in Aquarius 

What does blue moon mean? I’ve tried to find the exact place of origination and there are a few floating around. But the one that made most sense to me was from the Farmers Almanac…

Blue moon may have come from the Old English term belewe meaning “the betrayer.” Typically there should be 12 full moons during the year…three per season, one per month. But every now and then a fourth full moon comes along and we get two full moons in one month…the second full moon of the month is called the blue moon. It makes sense that “blue” derived from “belewe” …because back in the day farmers would plant and harvest according to the moon phases (BIODYNAMICS, we will touch that subject one day) and the seasons. So they knew that in a month there would be one full moon…but every now and then there would appear a second one as the trickster moon or the betrayer moon…because it was rare and didn’t happen often. The saying “once in a blue moon” came from some article. 

ANYWAYS! So there is that…now to the astrology of it all. The blue moon is in AQUARIUS...and dear Universe …you are one funny bastard.

Quick side note: It could not have been a better sign to sit in as I’ve started my great vacation! Currently in Atlanta (drove here last night)…going to be getting on a plane for Boston today…spend a few days in New England in Massachusetts and Maine…then flying to Iceland on Tuesday! I’ve been looking forward to this trip for a year now! (My little sister is getting married in Iceland to an Icelandic fella. 

Ah…so Aquarius what are you offering?? FREEDOM! Freedom in a nutshell. Aquarius, the water bearer, is all about being true to oneself…I’m going to refer to her as a she for right now…but she is the true individual. She is the one who seeks freedom at any cost…even if that means she gets sideway looks from people. She’s the one that must pay attention to herself and what she seeks without letting culture and outside influences get in the way. She’s the one who listens to her heart…and answers without hesitation. 

Activity for the two to three days of the FULL MOON AKA BLUE MOON AKA THUNDER MOON NUMBER TWO…

  • Letting go ritual: I have two for you!! Since during the summer we focus on water, and this is a thunder moon, and we have Aquarius…we are going to use the element of water in letting go.
  1. You’ll need a rock, a sharpie, and a body of water. For this ritual, you are going to set up in a spot where you can really let go…if you are into candles…light some candles…if you are into meditating…set up a serene spot to feel…when you are ready to let go of a feeling or thought, think about it and acknowledge that it’s there. Acknowledging it instead of repressing it is how you’ll eventually get over it once you learn how to change your thoughts about it. Write down what you want to let go of. For example, you want to let go of bad body self image thoughts…write down that you don’t want to think about yourself in a negative light ANYMORE! You’re letting go of that monster inside of your head that is tricking you into believing negative things about yourself. Forget that dweeb! Then throw that rock and that dweeby monster into the water and watch it sink to the bottom and leave it there. Because I promise you, you are beautiful no matter what that dweeb try’s to trick you with. Then start loving yourself…because no one truly pays attention to how you look…so if you have a messy hair day, eh, no matter! You are still cute! If you are trying to get over someone, write down that you don’t want to think about that person anymore. Thank them for being a part of your life and then throw that rock into that water and let it sit in the sea of memory and move on. They were in your life for a reason and now they are no longer in your life for a reason. It’s that simple. Please don’t ever let someone consume your thoughts if they no longer want to be in your life. There is a reason for them and you that there was a parting. You might not see it yet…but you will. It might still hurt, and you may find yourself rehashing feelings towards that person…but try not to. Because if you think about it, you are just thinking about the person you want them to be for you. You are giving them too much credit for not even being there. I’ve been there…I’ve done that…and that feeling sucks. You just have to remind yourself that you are making up these illusions in your head of what they were like and replaying what you should have done differently. Don’t do that anymore. Let them go. If they want to be in your life THEY WOULD BE. Plain and simple. Everyone and anyone that is in your life that should be there already is or wants to be there. So let that person go….and start taking care of you. People will come in and out of your life for a reason….even reasons you’ll never understand. So with that just take care of yourself…and the right people will show up! 
  2. If you don’t have a body of water near…take a bath or shower and imagine those feelings or thoughts washing away down the drain. Set up a pretty bathroom…with candles and let it go…let those negative feelings or thoughts wash from your body, mind, and soul…imagine them going down the drain away from you. Then love yourself and thank yourself. 

Anyways…I’ve got to get on a plane. But think about freedom right now! Go against the grain and let go of things holding you back!

Love & Moonlight, 


(Image from The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk)