New Moon in Virgo/Libra. Peace Day. Last Day of Summer. First Day of Fall. 

Anew…

Mmmmm… when you’re at the cusp of another breakthrough… it feels pretty good. A couple weeks ago my Mom asked if I could come visit her in Virginia for the Fall Equinox… I checked my work calendar… and I was free… I even had that Friday off… so excitedly I planned to make a trip up to see my Mom, Dad, Brother (and his sweet new girl friend…I have only seen pictures and snap chat videos, but she strikes me as a kind soul… sometimes you can just look at someone and know… its in the eyes), and of course my puppy sister Jenny. I even took a vacation day yesterday so that I could spend the day driving and have a full Friday, Saturday, and most of Sunday visiting…. And here I am… at my moms kitchen table… drinking chilled chocolate almond iced coffee…

But getting back to the early part of this week and yesterday…. whoever said marriages were easy is secretly a liar… nothing is ever perfect… it is true… even when you love someone soooo much and you are the perfect pair… there is always bound to be SOMETHING that gets on your nerves… this week was one of those weeks… it hasn’t been particularly the greatest… so I am glad I got to get away… by myself… on a solo trip…

All I need is to clear my head…

So on the way here yesterday I finished listening to the entire book White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path – from one seeker to another By Danielle LaPorte. And let me tell you… it has helped me get back to that place where I feel spiritually connected to myself, my Divine Feminine, and God… as a spiritual seeker I have gone through WAVES… sometimes BIG ones… of being connected and then feeling lost in the ocean somewhere… But I’m so thankful for that book… because it REMINDED me of that JOY I get when I feel so connected… and it came at the right time… This year, to say the least, has been a CRAZY… There have been SO many changes I was having a hard time keeping up… I started to loose myself in all the chaos and I began to feel heavily not connected… I had a million people needing my attention and I gave and gave and gave until I had a melt down… being a working mom is HARD… I had to let people know that I WAS TIRED… really overwhelmed… and now… I’m starting to get back to me… taking care of myself and my spiritual needs… I am taking THIS time here in Virginia to get grounded again… listen to what God has to say and get back on track…

Yesterday was coincidentally the last day of Summer, Peace Day, and a New Moon… so A LOT OF ENERGY was floating around… I had an almost 9 hour drive to listen to my book, listen to my thoughts, listen to Michael Jackson and David Bowie… and just breathe. So on the last day of Summer I thought about the early part of the year and decided that NOW is the time to be GRATEFUL (as always, no matter the time, be grateful) and make a pact with myself to get reconnected… I set that new moon intention and I’m feeling into it…

NEW MOON in Virgo/Libra…

So we are slowly coming to the end of the Virgo Season in the sun sky… and what a perfect time to have a New Moon in Virgo and Libra… With these two signs and the Virgo sun there are some things that we can learn from them… VIRGO, the healer, the mother…the nurturer… it reminds me to take time to take care of myself and the ones around me… for me, I have been spending so much time taking care of others here lately that I neglected myself… so I am devoting this weekend to take care of myself… because YOU have to be well to take care of others… I am looking forward to this revitalizing boost! And then LIBRA, the scales… FINDING BALANCE…. oh gracious RIGHT…. finding that balance between taking care of yourself and others… it’s tricky… and hard at times… but I got this… BALANCE, the Sky above, Earth below, and PEACE WITHIN…

So now I am here on this First day of Fall… and I am excited! I snuggled my brother who I hadn’t seen in a while… sat in the “Mom room” with Jenny and snuggled her… I have already gone on a walk… witnessed God’s great Earth…the trees, the sun… grass and plants… I am about to finish up drinking my chilled coffee and finish my mustard puff pastry… and then do some yoga… maybe sip on some Rose… and then later I’ll take a stroll in Downtown Manassas with my mom…

This…. is going to be a good season!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. Fall is my FAVORITE season… hands down!

First Quarter Moon in Libra…The Original Gangster Mom Style.


Started the day off doing hot yoga at The Awakening Yoga Studio in Richmond Hill… then spent the day on Tybee Island for the First Quarter Moon in Libra…

Libra. The Scales. The balancing act it requires to be a mom…a wife…a sister…an aunt…a friend…a daughter…and an ECHO tech…all the while maintaining my own sanity TO BE true to myself is A LOT. I’m only one person and I have to find a way to balance all that….ha. I should actually win an award. I could easily be a hermit and stick to myself…but I chose to be present in everyone’s life that I encounter. Some days I get tired and grumpy…but given the fact that I’m always balancing the peace, or at least trying, I think I’m doing pretty good and if I get moody…it’s me, not you. I take on too much sometimes…but then I scale back. I get lazy…then crazy…I manage. It’s life…you balance. 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly 

Ps. I am the original Gangster mom…sometimes you just have to be yourself. Wild, Crazy, and Free. 

Full Moon: Pink Moon in Libra.

Full Moon//Pink Moon in Libra.
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Balance…BALANCE…balance…

Libra, the Scales…FIND balance in your life…

Pink…PINK…pink…

Pink Flowers, Pink Moss, Pink Painted Toes…

Balance…BALANCE…balance…

Stop and smell the flowers while you still can…

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

PS. Pink Moon…came from the idea of Spring…with pink flowers, pink moss, and wild ground phlox. <—I learned that from The Farmers Almanac online…

PSS. On a personal level…the BALANCING act for me has gotten very challenging here lately…I’m always on the run or doing something…I’m not even sure I actually sleep…I realized this weekend that I might be TOO BUSY…all I wanted to do this weekend was relax and be with my best friend…I almost threw my phone in the ocean at one point…time to tone it down and find balance in my own life….I need to cut back on engagements and stop and smell the flowers and JUST BE…THANK YOU full moon for putting me in check…

PSSS. Let it go…

New Moon in Libra.

New Moon Flow…


Balance.

Balance.

Balance.

Yin.

Yang.

Yin.

Yang.

Harmony. It is THE one thing I strive for in each day. Ebb. Flow. Rhythm. Balance. Libra, the Scales, offers some insight on just that. What can you do to stay balanced? What can you let go of to open up for? Find that inner rhythm to your divine soul. Develop a yin yang state of mind. Light. Dark. Feminine. Masculine. It is all needed to be well rounded and balanced.

I didn’t post about the last quarter moon…I was busy transfiguring. Completely thankful and watching some heavy shifts happening. I applied for the Savannah Yoga Center Teacher Training program and got in! It starts this October 14th and I’m completely OVER THE MOON! I spent the last part of this past lunar cycle getting excited and prepared and spent the yin Balsamic Phase in a quiet and grateful way. Started a yoga journal….been reading more… Been thinking a lot about Yin and Yang…

You would think that at a new moon it would be a time of yin…and in some ways, yes it is.. because there is always an element of both yin and yang in each and every day….BUT a new moon is really a Yang phase. It is a time to set a new intention…a new beginning…the beginning of a journey….the catapult to get moving.

Be mindful to not over exert yourself. In a world full of YANG….it can be very easy to fall into the exhausting routine of keeping up with the Joneses. If you get to that point…take it back a bit. Check in with yourself and reevaluate your intentions. Find your balance. Find your yin….find a place of peace…find a person that balances you out. If you are a very Yang person by nature…find a friend or a lover or a family member that is more Yin to balance you out…odds are they need your Yang too.

So taking that in to consideration and thinking about Libra….we can then start thinking in a yin yang way….BALANCE. you need them both… Moving forward and starting a new intention…lets yang it up…and really make an effort to do the things we have always wanted to do…

For me…it’s all about the Yoga Teacher Training. I’m so ready for this phase in my life and can’t wait to get flowing. My intention is to be the student I need to be to transform my life and those around me….I can’t wait to learn the foundations and philosophy of yoga and really open up more spiritually. I’m making waves…

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly.

P.S. The video was from this mornings yoga flow with my youngest daughter Uma. Song: Skinny Love By: Bon Iver

I told you to be patient

I told you to be fine

I told you to be balanced

I told you to be kind

P.S.S. Even though right now we are being really YANG to get some things flowing…take time tonight to sit down and honor your body with a little yin meditation. Your body will thank you…

 

 

 

Full Moon in Libra. If there is no way, create one.

  

Full moon in Libra…

Tonight is a great time to start thinking about making a “life list.” 

With the full moon in Libra there is an energy that screams sociability. So go on…talk it up! Bounce your ideas off of others…talk to yourself…make a life list and post it to the world. Or just journal it for yourself. 

There may also be an energy around, from the lunar eclipse, that might put your relationships to a test. Tonight would be a good time to evaluate your relationships…maybe it’s time to talk it up and shift to a higher level of connection…or maybe you’ve seen it coming and knew deep down that splitting would actually benefit you more. Whatever situation you’re in…listen to your intuition. You know what’s best. Choose your words carefully…and don’t say something you may regret later, especially if you are angry. Let that anger hop out the window.

AND seriously…tonight start thinking about making a life list. It’s similar to a bucket list, but a lot less morbid. A life list is ACTIVE and intended for you to start living your life the way YOU WANT TO LIVE. I can’t say it enough…if you haven’t realized it yet, YOU have the power to do what you want to do. You are responsible for your life. So live it. Make a list of things you want in your life.. Write down how you want to live…What you want to do… What intentions you have.. And then….START doing them. 

It’s not enough just to send out good vibes and energy and expect it to magically happen. Vibes and energy are just the beginning (and also vital)..,you then have to ACTIVELY persue and make that change. It takes mind and action to make a difference. 

So write up your life list and get to living..

Love & Moonlight, 

Kelly

Ps. I’m not EVEN going to proof read this for grammatical errors…mama ain’t got time for that! 🙂

PSS…found that image of Pinterest! 

Last Quarter Moon in Libra.

Gratitude is the key word for a last quarter moon phase… Feel Gratitude. 

Love the skin you are in. Feel gratitude.

Invoke an open mind, open heart. Feel gratitude.

Be still and give grace. Feel gratitude.

Revive your divine light, divine soul. Feel gratitude.

Accept what is (the good, the bad, the light, the dark) and feel gratitude.

Balance yourself tonight. And feel gratitude. Yin. Yang. Yin. Yang.

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

New Moon in Libra with Cocktail Monday on Point!

I’m going to make this short and sweet…as this Sleepy Hollow Cocktail has already gotten me feeling good. In honor of Cocktail Monday (the Monday I come off call) I present to you… THE SLEEPY HOLLOW.

Ingredients:

1/2 oz of Absinthe (to swirl around your cup and discard)

2 oz of mezcal (I used 100% agave Hornitos :medium aged: tequila)

1 oz of St. Elizabeth Allspice dram (I used Drambuie)

2 dashes of angostura bitters

1-2 sprigs of rosemary for a smokey fragrance.

Directions:

Swirl the absinthe in a cup and discard. Then add the mezcal (tequila), dram, angostura bitters with ice in a shaker and drain into the cup (with the residual absinthe)…garnish with the rosemary and light it on fire for a smokey fragrance. Serve immediately. (Serves one).

So above is my photo of my Monday Cocktail...pretty pleased and ready for bed as it is my MAMAS night cap (it’s gone now)…did my yoga tonight…with hip openers…and topped the night off with this cocktail! Tomorrow I’ll be sore…I know…but I feel good right now!

THE MOON, however, is in LIbra tonight...so it is fitting to just BEEEEE! No right or wrongs matter tonight…because with the Scales of the Libra teaches us…without the wrong there would be no right…you have to have both…so just BE…and don’t fuss. Let it go… 🙂 It’s a NEW MOON…so set an intention for this lunar cycle…maybe it could be about letting go of something…

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

HAPPY NEW MOON AND COCKTAIL MONDAY!!!

RECIPE FOUND HERE!

Mercury…I’m done with your tricks! New Moon Cocktail Monday…get here fast!

  
Ah yeeea! The Mercury retrograde is over! Mercury, I’ve had fun with your tricks this past retrograde! Although you managed to have a water pipe bust in my yard, had my AC fail to work because of an electrical problem, had the cops called on us because we partied too hard in the backyard (even though we sent out flyers to the neighbors to warn them of the music and it was only 10:30 pm) had my parents hit a deer with an Icelander riding in the back, and had me working over time…I’ll have you know I’M STILL HERE…and ready for this upcoming NEW MOON on MONDAY aka COCKTAIL MONDAY!!!

Feeling pretty aligned and ready to shake off any Mercury residuals and fledge forward! You can’t stop me now Mercury! Cocktail Monday and the new moon could not have come at a better time!!! Been on call too long…two weekends in a row deserves a special cocktail once Monday rolls around! (Monday is when I come off call!)

So here are the ingredients to my Monday cocktail! I’ll be making a Sleepy Hollow! Yes…yes…and yes…don’t be frightened by those ingredients! I think this is going to be a good one! 

So prepare yourself if you want to have a cocktail with me this coming LIBRA NEW MOON ON COCKTAIL MONDAY! I’ll be posting pictures and affirmations in regards to the Sleepy Hollow recipe and Libra influence to the moon!

HERE is where I found the Sleep Hollow Cocktail recipe! 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly…fully prepared!

Crescent Moon in Libra

by Carlos Masberger

 
The moon is now in the crescent moon phase and is currently sitting in Libra. Libra…the scales.. The peacemaker. The level headed. The one that balances it all. 

For tonight and the next couple days…let life be what it is. Don’t get worked up about things…let it go…and just be. Surrender to YOURSELF…and if you’ve been troubled by a situation or someone, stop giving it or them the power to control your emotions.  Take the next couple days to care, but do it carelessly. Take the good and the bad and accept them both. For what it’s worth…everything has a balance. Life is not black and white…it has more color than the naked eye can see. Nothing is permanent. Life is always changing. YOU have the power to live the way you want to live and to leave behind what isn’t serving you. So do it.

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

First Quarter Moon in Libra

First Quarter Moon | The Walden Moon Lifestyle by Kelly Walden

The First Quarter Moon phase is in Libra tonight. 

The first quarter moon phase is considered a “Half Moon.” The Moon is half way full and is steadily waxing to full. This is a good time to check in with yourself. I’ve noticed in my experience that I get a sudden urge to want to check back in with myself and rethink about my goals or my intentions and move forward or slow down. When working with the moon, as a natural time clock, you can get a lot accomplished…internally and outwardly.

Before we dive deep into working with the moon let’s just simmer on the fact that today is an important day…the First Quarter Moon Phase in Libra…a time to check in with yourself. If you’ve followed along from the beginning and you’re interested in working with the moon…then you have already set that goal and you have it in mind. Now is the time to reconfirm your desire and prepare yourself to go full force by July 1st, 2015…the Thunder Full Moon. By then I’ll have more worksheets and explanations and tips on how to incorporate the moon and nature into your life. If you’ve noticed, I’m working along this natural time clock already…and my ultimate goal is to have a steady workflow for this technique available for whoever stumbles upon it.

Thought prompts for the Libra Zodiac sign…

LIBRA…the Scales…the peacemaker. The Lover….the unopposed and understanding. The balance…the artist. The calm. Opposites that are neither right or wrong. Everything…is EVEN KEEL.

If you are struggling with something…think openly and see all sides. Understand the differences and appreciate the perspective. There is a gray area where right and wrong can sit together…and that is okay. What may be right for you may be wrong for someone else…the differences make the balance. To leave you with a quote…

“Truth lies in the balance of two. To Libra, every truth is composed of two half-truths.” – Steven Forrest The Inner Sky