The moon is ridiculously bright tonight…very yang. Yet the moon is by nature very yin.
The crowning glory.
Yin Yang Moon Heaven.
Tonight the FULL MOON is in Gemini. Can you feel the frenzy? I can.
Gemini…the Twins…is all about communication. The Gemini has a tendency to go, go, go…and is always talking or listening…they can’t sit still. A Gemini can often become bored and a bit chaotic if their minds aren’t challenged…it’s all with good intent. They need to know. They need to see. They need to feel. They need to be heard. Sometimes they get ahead of themselves because their minds are going 100 miles per hour…they are already thinking about the next step. Sometimes they can appear to be listening but really they are on to the next thought and have already guessed what you are about to say. After all, for the Gemini, their curious minds are always running and their thirst for knowing something new is never tiring. They are quite charming, charismatic, and intellectual.
THE strategy to conquer the Gemini mind is to stop for a moment to breathe. You have to ground yourself every once and a while or you’ll go mad. Ground yourself. Find your center. Find your soul. When you feel the Gemini part of you getting out of control and your mind has turned chaotic…pause. Stop thinking. And ground yourself. Tap into the Gemini who is the teacher. Teach yourself to be calm. Teach yourself to just sit with yourself and with God the eternal formless force. Find that union.
So tonight…if you are feeling the frenzy….be still. Be still and let all those thoughts fade away. Become heavily meditated. YES meditated. MEDITATE.
Love & Moonlight,
P.S. For my grounding I did two sessions of yoga at The Awakening Yoga center tonight…one was a vinyasa flow and the other was a flow & restore. I needed that. I needed it really bad. I felt clear headed and good after. I’ve seen a difference in my life since I’ve really gotten deep into yoga…although I am not completely healed just yet. There are things in my life that I don’t understand and have had a hard time letting go of. One day I will understand…and one day I’ll learn to let go. (That is a very hard thing to do.) Steven Forrest suggests (when talking about Gemini and their strategies in The Inner Sky) is to “Give the universe permission to not make any sense.” Easier said then done.
Tonight I felt like being spontaneous. Figures…the moon is in Aires. I finally set up an instagram account for just this website where I’ll post about the moon, yoga, herbs, mother nature, and my personal spiritual journey complete with photos of my personal sanctuary…I felt like I needed a space to share just my spiritual things only…you can find me on instagram at:
and also @kellywally (where I post all kinds of things like family, meme’s, jokes, moon stuff, yoga, and all kinds of random things).
I also linked my website and new instagram to my new Twitter account:
I just have to do a couple more things to get everything linked and working together…tech nerd things. But I felt like I needed to do this next step…I started this blog this summer…and I’m SLOWLY but surely building my sanctuary.
Love & Moonlight,
The sun set.
The moon rises.
Now that it’s the first quarter moon phase I can feel myself craving to come back. Back to my authentic self. Back to my intentions.
What have I intended? Where can I go from here? How can I feed this craving?
Pisces…the fishes. Flowing. Flowing. Flowing. The ocean. Vast. Expansive. My heart. Vast. Expansive. Flowing. Flowing. Flowing. Ebb. Flow. Light filling. I think back to my intention. I feel the vastness of what I intend…I am expanding. I am flowing. I am opening my heart. I’m letting the love flow freely. I am a lotus. I am open. My heart is open. I am flowing. Lotus mudra. Lotus mudra. Lotus mudra.
“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”
Today after we finished up cleaning the house the girls retired to Uma’s room…watching videos on TV and on iPhones…even I, myself, was guilty of plopping on the couch browsing instagram and pinterest…
Then I stopped and remembered that I had recently read this blog entry from A Cup of Jo and was inspired by the idea of taking the kids out EVERY single day of the year. I went to check on them and I was like…it’s happening RIGHT NOW. They were sitting on the bed…vegging out on devices…I said okay girls get your shoes on…to heck with waiting until the first of the year to make an honest attempt at getting them outside everyday. IT STARTS TODAY…and it did.
First we hung out in the front yard and I had them chase leaves to catch them before they fell on the ground. It was funny. As I recall back when I lived in Kentucky me and my friends used to do that…it was the most fun when there were tons of leaves that fell at once…we would just laugh and laugh and jump around trying to catch leaves. I can’t wait until the leaves really starts falling hard here…I think the girls would have a ball dancing in the leaves. That is what childhood should be like…
After we played for a minute we went on a walk and looked for pretty leaves to collect. Ava was quite selective in her collection and Uma seriously tried to bring home every leaf.
When you play like this…play like a child…with all the seriousness of curiosity…you are then truly and nearly yourself…
Love & Moonlight,
P.S. get the kids out in nature…and away from the digital world. Bringing it back to old school playing…
The moon entered Scorpio last night…at the new moon phase. This is a time to set an intention/goal for this lunar cycle.
Sorry but I have been pretty busy lately and this will be short.
Scorpio..:the scorpion:. Think about what is present in your life right now. Are you living the life you want? Are you living on auto pilot? The Scorpio is here to jolt you awake…start living the life you want and be mindful of what you are doing. No more auto pilot…live intentionally and mindfully.
Love & Moonlight,
P.S. the moon is in Sagittarius at the moment…but the new moon phase started in Scorpio. Because the new moon phase lasts about 2ish-3 days, it can move to the next zodiac sign during the new moon phase. So here is a side tip from Sagittarius… KNOWLEDGE. Get it. Learn it. If in your life you want to live a certain way…learn how to…and then do it. If you’re an aspiring bee charmer…learn how to charm the pants off of some bees and make some honey. (Shout out to my bee charming friend TJana in Alabama).
I truly believe in living the life you want. As I get older I’ve become more aware of this. I’ve noticed the patterns in my life that have gotten me here…some of which I’d love to let go of…some of which I’d like to show more of. I am very aware. And very scared. Scared of needed change.
What would it take to change some old habits? Would it rock the foundation I’ve already built? Yes. Would I be better for it? Yes. What would it take to start living the way I want?
I suppose I’ve already begun. Slowly but surely…I’m building myself a stately palace by candlelight. I’m changing.
Love & Moonlight,
For the past year I have been paying attention to myself and my body a lot more than I ever have before. Just a year ago I started taking yoga classes here and there…but never really consistently. If you recently read I finally took the plunge and signed up for unlimited yoga with an auto-draft out of my account every month. It was my way of holding myself accountable to actually GO to yoga class every week…if I’m paying for it monthly…then I had better go. So far…I can feel a shift in my whole being. I’m making time for me…and I’m taking responsibility.
Which brings me to another personal goal (which I originally wasn’t going to share) ….but I HAVE TO NOW!. For the past few weeks I have been talking about making November “NO WINE NOVEMBER” in attempt to limit my indulgence (for example…if I have one glass of wine, then I’ll want two…and then sometimes three). Well…that is all good and well but…what about those extra calories…what about working and writing and creating artwork with A CLEAR HEAD? Wine started to look like more of an escape for me rather than a special occasion…AND it makes me sleepy…so on the days that I spent daydreaming at work about coming home to write a really good post or draw something spectacular, wine winked and convinced me that if I had a glass I could relax more and create better…WRONG!!! It just made me more tired and I would end up asleep with no inspired work to share. So hence my “NO WINE NOVEMBER” goal has been set and I’m sticking to it (this includes all alcohol btw)…I’m going to get that IN CHECK…and then once I’ve punished it for this whole month I’ll limit my wine to special occasions like Christmas dinners, holiday dinners, fancy dinners, and if I’m cooking with wine then I can have a glass while I’m cooking. I don’t want to be the lady who is always buying wine at the grocery store…just because she can. Well…it gets better.
So as I am sitting here expressing myself to my family and friends and inviting anyone along who wants to join the challenge with me….God was sending me the vibes. After I told everyone who I wanted to know about my challenge I checked my e-mail and got my astrology newsletter… from HERE. NOW IF THAT DOESN’T GIVE YOU THE CHILLS…I don’t know what would. IT IS IN THE STARS MAN! Stinking Saturn is about to square Neptune CHALLENGING us to “sober up” for the month of November….AAAAAH. Saturn being the disciplinary planet! Y’all. God didn’t put those stars and planets in the sky for nothing. Just LOOK UP!
Phew…sorry that was long…BUT gah…what synchronicity.
Getting on to the moon…it is now a half moon in the Last Quarter moon phase and it is in Leo. Time to reflect (which I just did above)…and give THANKS for how far you have come. Really think about what has happened in the past and learn from it…but dear please do not dwell on it. Take what you need from it and move forward. If the past hurts…honey GET UP AND DANCE IT OFF. Stretch it off…flick it off. The Leo urges you to be playful. Laugh it off. What is done is done…YOU have right NOW. So make RIGHT NOW yours. There is nothing that is holding you back. I’ll leave you with this beautiful quote:
beneath the ever changing forms.
I am. you are. we are.
Just read that over and over and take a look around.
Love & Moonlight,