M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S . D A Y . T H R E E . A I R

D A Y . T H R E E ::: A I R – September 27th, 3pm Central Time.

*PHOTO :: MAIEUTIC.ARTS – COPYRIGHTED FOR ORACLE DECK PRINTING*

Step One :: Get comfortable.

Step Two :: Take some deep breaths. I N H A L E fully – through your mouth and feel your belly, lungs and chest expand. Now E X H A L E through your mouth releasing air from the belly first, then lungs and finally chest. Repeat 3X.

Step Three :: Now, imagine a feather floating on A I R . See it descending from the heavens, floating down to Earth and blessing you with the purest distillation of the air element. R E C E I V E. What kind of feather has shown up for you? Take note of this as the type of bird totem that shows up is calling to you, sending you a message from the realm of the air.

Step Four :: Move into Y O U R. A I R. What about your own “air” do you notice? How does your breath feel? The space around you? Your mental faculties? Whatever shows up for you, feel this feather softening any harsh energies, releasing auric debris and bringing your A I R into deeper alignment.

Step Five :: Make ‘Okay’ symbols with your hands held in front of your chest. Interlock your fingers. Let your left fingers open toward the sky and your right fingers open toward the Earth. Breathe while you relax the shoulders and arms and hold them in front of the H E A R T.

As you re-enter your day/night from this mass meditation, I recommend drinking lots and lots of water + refocusing on your breath randomly throughout your days – at least for the next day or so. May you be revitalized + energized + balanced! Thank you!!

**Next M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N will be this Friday, September 29th @ 9pm Mountain Time! Hope you and yours can join us!**

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M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S . D A Y . O N E . W A T E R

D A Y . O N E : W A T E R – September 20th, 12pm Eastern Time.

*PHOTO :: MAIEUTIC.ARTS – COPYRIGHTED FOR ORACLE DECK PRINTING*

Step One :: Get comfortable.

Step Two :: Take some deep breaths. I N H A L E fully – through your belly, your back, your shoulders. H O L D for three seconds at the top of your inhale. Now E X H A L E… H O L D for three seconds at the bottom of your exhale. Repeat 4x.

Step Three :: Now, imagine W A T E R. Whatever comes to mind is great. The oceans, the rivers, the streams, tap water, a pool, a waterfall – whatever. How is the water flowing? What does it look like? Does it have a location on Earth? Keep breathing and imagine that water purifying + cleansing itself. See it becoming brighter, lighter, and flowing as it is meant to flow…

Step Four :: Move into Y O U R . W A T E R . You body is close to 70% water, just like our Planet Earth. Take that clean and purified water you just created in the outer world and move it into your inner world – your body. Every cell latches onto it and your body naturally feels brighter + lighter as you breathe… and with every heartbeat.

Step Five :: Bring your hands to your heart, imagine yourself holding your heart center, or simply focus on that area of your body as your breathe. Take O N E big breath and H O L D your energy there for three seconds. Create a positive intention for A L L . W A T E R… and exhale it into existence. T H A N K . Y O U .

As you re-enter your day/night from this mass meditation, I recommend drinking lots and lots of water for the next day or so. Imagine the scene you created during this meditation each time you drink water. May you be grounded + energized + balanced! Thank you!!

**Next M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N will be this Friday, September 22nd @ 6pm Pacific Time – The Autumnal Equinox. Hope you and yours can join us!**

M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S .

      

For the past few weeks (and before the recent fires and hurricanes in the US), I’ve felt called to create a mass meditation. It’s turned into a series of four mass meditations dedicated to balancing our planet Earth.
Stop what you are doing for 5 – 10 minutes and meditate with all of us.
It’s that simple.

  • D A Y . O N E : W A T E R – September 20th, 12pm Eastern Time.
  • D A Y . T W O : F I R E – September 22nd, 6pm Pacific Time.
  • D A Y . T H R E E : A I R – September 27th, 3pm Central Time.
  • D A Y . F O U R : E A R T H – September 29th, 9pm Mountain Time.

To join in, all you need to do is either follow me on Instagram @maieutic.arts OR look for the most recent blog posts right here, through the E V E N T S section!

*AS A SIDE NOTE :: As I was writing about the feminine asteroids, I realized how PERFECT all the timing was with everything coming to fruition. I only intended to write on the asteroids because Mercury was already covered in the Astrological Tidbits. Virgo energy felt very fitting for diving into the four major feminine asteroids a bit. Lo and behold, these energies seem to line up EXACTLY with these mass meditation calls!! Ceres is akin to WATER meditation; Pallas is akin to the FIRE meditation; Vesta is akin to the AIR meditation (she keeps the fire going); and Juno is akin to the EARTH meditation. Synchronicity much?! Read about the asteroids here!

The (Major) Feminine Asteroids.

*Photo Credit to Mystic Mama (above)

It”s taken me a while to even begin to understand the feminine asteroids: Ceres, Pallas Athene, Juno + Vesta. I’ve been practicing, studying, refining and evolving my beliefs through the astrological lens for more than 15 years now. Yet, I did not begin to take the feminine asteroid archetypes into account until about 4 years ago. Perfect timing, though, since these asteroids all take about 3.5 – 4.5 years to move through your whole chart.

What can I say about these archetypes? First of all, I do treat them as archetypes – as I do with all of the astrological symbols + concepts. I am a Jungian in this way, and I learn through my own unconscious/conscious filtering before I can see universality and apply any potential themes to the collective (or at least the collective clients that come my way).

Let’s begin with Ceres.

C E R E S :: W A T E R . E N E R G Y :: As a disclaimer, I will say my natal Ceres is on my Descendant at 24 degrees Cancer. That kind of placement has offered me a multitude of opportunities to understand this energy – and to OWN my projections (7th House cusp). The story goes that Ceres is a “harvest” archetype. This energy can be equated with nurturing, and thus motherhood since harvesting is about planting seeds for renewal and growth. Not surprisingly, Ceres is often considered to co-rule Cancer (alongside The Moon). I’ve come to agree with this depiction of the Ceres archetype through my own lens, particularly when coupled with The Moon’s transits. They seem to “talk” together.

Natal Ceres energy nearly always takes precedent in my mind. So a transiting Ceres is like saying, “your natal energy is showing up in this area of your life now.” For example, for the New Moon on September 19th, 2017 @ 11:30pm Mountain Time, Ceres will be at approximately 28 degrees Cancer – it just passed a conjunction to my own natal Ceres. The Moon will be at approximately 27 degrees Virgo – which, for me, resides in my 8th House; my natal Moon is at 4 degrees Leo, and these energies are, indeed, “talking” together! In fact, I’ve felt EXTREMELY pulled into creating 4 mass meditations posted through Instagram @maieutic.arts + @vanessalamorte and right here on this blog. How does your Ceres energy show up? How is your moon “talking” with her? Feel free to contact me for mentoring services on this energy if you are interested in your personal astrology!

How about that Pallas Athene? Some say Pallas Athena… either way, let’s go with Pallas for short.

P A L L A S :: F I R E . E N E R G Y :: You know that movie, Hidden Figures? The one with the three African-American women who offer us a behind-the-scenes rendition of all that it took for John Glenn (astronaut) to make to space and back? Yea. That movie is like the Pallas archetype in action. Pallas is about fierce independence, grace + ageless feminine wisdom. I tend to equate Pallas with owls – and so does her archetypal story. Anyhow, let’s dig into it a bit more.

Pallas is the feminine warrior, usually represented as the female “assistant” to great male warriors. She offers invaluable advice + counsel to her male counterparts in her story. As an example to guide you, Pallas will be at 14 degrees Taurus EXACTLY on the New Moon, September 19th, 2017 @ 11:30pm Mountain Time. Where does her energy hit you? What is your natal Pallas energy like? Do you identify with her energy on some level? I know I do. My Pallas is conjunct my Chiron in Gemini in the 5th House, which is EXACTLY opposite my Uranus in Sagittarius in the 11th House. The New Moon this time around hits my North Node in Taurus. I think I may actually over-identify with Pallas’ energy as a stellium Leo – not even knowing about it until recently. Now that I’ve watched her move through my life, I can absolutely see how this energy plays out. And, it is still moving me to heal both myself and others along the way.

V E S T A :: A I R . E N E R G Y :: Oh, dear Vesta. The “vestal virgin” is so on point with Virgo energy as the goddess of the hearth fire. While her symbol is the flame, she is more like the feminine Saturnine energy + the idea of air for a fire… she keeps the flame going. If you think about Saturn (earth) + air (Mercury), it really makes perfect sense that she is equated with Virgo.

Vesta’s story is about keeping the feminine energy flowing. In her time, that meant making zero commitment to another person. The expression of the energy could (and can) range from purity and abstinence to many sexual partners with no intimacy. Why? The idea was to keep from being “touched” by anything that didn’t serve goddess energy. A variant of the fierce independence that, say, Pallas’ archetype denotes.

This archetype may seem out of sorts in some ways by todays various cultural progressions, but the energy lingers as a conscious construct to this day. In fact, in many cultures and religions, her archetype is still “the norm.” My Vesta is fairly prominent in my chart in a way as it conjuncts my South Node and opposes my Black Moon Lilith. I have swung in all sorts of different directions when it comes to relationships! From two long-term relationships, a turned-down proposal, and a hyper-sexualized + transformative relationship with a karmic twin brother…yea. I get Vesta. Do you? How does it show up for you? The New Moon on September 19th at 11:30pm Mountain Time shows Vesta at almost 1 degree of Libra. The sign of balance + relationships (among other qualities, of course). Hmm… how might that play out? Feel free to reach out for mentoring on this energy if you so desire.

Last, but certainly not least, Juno!

J U N O :: E A R T H . E N E R G Y :: In some kind of contrast to Vesta, Juno is pretty much focused on the partnering energy in any intimate relationship. It is typically associated with or named the “marriage” asteroid, meaning that wherever/however the energy shows up in your chart may symbolize your views on marriage + partnership.

In her story, her archetype holds a lot. From jealousy and bitterness to authority + control stuff all the way to bliss and pure monogamy. From my perspective and understanding of this energy, Juno is associated mostly with Capricorn energy. While Vesta is like the feminine Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler), there is an edge of airiness about her energy. The air keeps the fire going in a different direction, shall we say. Juno on the other hand seems to be more fully Capricorn in my mind. Very, very earthy. In fact, she tended to be seen as a woman armed with a goatskin cloak – goat is the symbol for Capricorn.

Anyhow, the easiest way to understand your own Juno energy is to look at BOTH the sign and the house it is located in. I will use my own Juno energy as an example. I was born with Juno in my 9th House at roughly 13.5 degrees into Libra. As I mentioned before, I’ve had alllllll sorts of relationships – intimate and romantic, intimate and non-romantic. I have never felt like I was going to be the marriage type, but if I meet a true partner/soulmate to spend as many days as possible in my life with…then yes. I am not only open to that, I am actually ONLY open to that. In other words, my Juno energy (coupled with all my other feminine asteroid energy + my chart as a whole) does reflect my own beliefs/story back to me. I ultimately can and will only settle for a fully EQUAL partnership. A balanced one on all levels, but with an emphasis on the mental plane. That’s Juno in Libra in the 9th. Plus Pallas in Gemini in the 5th House…and a stellium in Leo in the 7th. Makes sense. Do you want to make sense of your energy? Contact me for donation-based mentoring services!

 

**F O U R . M A S S . M E D I T A T I O N S . B E G I N . N O W!**

Interestingly, and totally unplanned, these four feminine asteroids seem to line up with the mass meditations myself and my dear friend Vanessa Lamorte put together to kick off a dream class offering… the first mass meditation call is September 20th @ 12pm Eastern Time, and it is on the element, W A T E R . The next one will be F I R E; the third one will be A I R; the last one will be E A R T H. In respective order, these archetypes seem to want to join us!!

CHECK OUT MY EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION + GUIDED MEDITATIONS OR FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @MAIEUTIC.ARTS.

Recipe No. 8 – How To Stop Puking.

Step One: Take precautions. NEVER work with children. Doctors and sane people would call this step, “preventative medicine.”

Step Two: If you find yourself near a group of children + teachers going home from vomiting, diarrhea, or some other extreme form of indigestion, leave. Walk out. Actually, run – it will burn off toxins and make your drink water to battle what may be headed your way.

Step Three: You’ve tried. You really have. And yet, at 4am, you begin puking. You can’t stop. You’re dry heaving. You drink a bunch of water to rehydrate. You puke all of that up too. You have chills and run a fever for the next 24 hours. You may or may not have body aches as well.

Step Four: Don’t move. Don’t do anything. Nothing can be trusted except binge watching Netflix. Once you can stomach a spoonful of water without wanting to vomit, you’re in the clear.

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY STOPPED PUKING.*

*If you can’t tell, I missed posting anything yesterday due to illness. My co-workers blame Chipotle. Listen, ladies, if it were Chipotle, I would’ve been puking days ago. Hell, if were Chipotle, I would’ve been puking almost non-stop for the last 17 years. And, this recipe would’ve been only one step (don’t eat Chipotle). It wasn’t the Chipotle. It was you and your puking and all of the children and doctor parents bringing their illnesses to us. Sharing is caring? Sometimes, I question that saying.

Phases of the Moon: Day Twenty-Three + Day Twenty-Four.

I didn’t tell you I untangled myself
From the tango with the red leash.
I didn’t tell you I was running
From the zip line and its breeze.
I didn’t tell you I met Adam
From the alley, on the eve
Of a midsummer midnight in mountain land…
I didn’t tell you I never lost sleep.

I didn’t tell you because I did what was right
In my heart, not my mind,
It showed me
I didn’t tell you it displayed
A go-big-or-go-home sign for you
I didn’t tell you
Because you’re more scared and scarred than me.

I didn’t tell you how unbelievable you are
I didn’t tell you, never said
That I was mostly detached
Knowing where you were at
And I didn’t tell you
How much it killed me.

I didn’t tell you I was your mother
I didn’t tell you that I died
I didn’t tell you about this painful loss-
Reborn from the Middle Ages, my son
I didn’t tell you just how you were my pride.

I lied-
I lied by omission.
You did the same for me
I didn’t tell you this thing…

I didn’t tell you I loved you
From the moment we first met
I didn’t tell you because I’m not crazy.

I can see, and sense, and feel you…
That doesn’t go away with time…

I didn’t tell you – you never asked me.

Image by Marlena McGuigan, “Cutting Cords”
Copyright © 2016 Maieutic•Arts. All rights reserved.

This weekend was something. I figured I would post another old poem, called All Unspoken, with a new picture + a new meaning of nails in my tires. Two of them, both old tires, both the back tires. Still good. Still have a light at my core. And, so do my tires – despite the damage attempted. We are approaching a New Moon 🌙  yay!

July 15th + July 16th, 2017.

Phases of the Moon: Day Twenty-One + Day Twenty-Two.

 

I am SUPER late on this post. In the midst of some necessary business adjustments + updates (website, booking/calendar, etc.). I caught a clear glimpse of the Moon tonight…and then some unknown creatures scurried past me. No, not bunnies. I saw them run first. It was my cue to go inside and write this post. 

July 13th, 2017.

Phases of the Moon: Day Twenty.

I am your leftovers.
I am what you consumed
I am what you threw out
I am your ideal convenience
Your added sugar
Your cheap labor
Your nutty and granola
Wild Child.

I am your leftovers.
I am your quick and easy snatch
I am your powdered doughnut
I am your fresh fruit smoothie
Your parts
Your whole
Your mountain and pile of
Scape Goat Crisps.

I am your leftovers.
I am your creation of trash
I am out of sight
I am out of mind
Your shadow in slavery
Your illusion of progress
You packaged my perfection
And I am called a deal.

I am your leftovers.
Keep feeding me
And I will keep feeding you.

The moon is still waning, and I am probably still whining. It’s late, and I had some wine, at least. I am re-posting poems (this one was called Package Deal) that I feel to post for the moment in this series (from my “personal” blog). Felt consumed by Mother Earth’s pain from our consumerism today – more than usual. Hopefully something upbeat tomorrow…!

July 12th, 2017.

Phases of the Moon: Day Nineteen.

How Many Times

How many times
Can one be told they aren’t good enough
Before they believe it.

How many times
Can one hold their head in their hands
Before the tears dry.

How many times
Can one trust in hope
Before they don’t trust at all.

How many times
Can one justify their actions
Before self-harm becomes a habit.

How many times
Can one have nothing to show
Before they stop trying to feel seen.

How many times
Can one give all of their heart
Before the pump stops the scarlet fuel.

How many times, I ask
How many times before we get sick
From asking how many times.

How many times
Before we realize our fire burns in scarlet
And our heart is there to give to all.

How many times
Before we are seen for the light that we are
And we show nothing but power.

How many times
Before we habitually heal one another
Our actions justified by our hearts’ intentions.

How many times
Before we actually trust the Self
And we hope we are who we truly are and want to be.

How many times
Can one hold their head in their hands
And be so utterly grateful with joy.

How many times
I ask
Before we believe it.

Image courtesy of “kongsky” at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I am technically late on this Phases of the Moon post, but I don’t think I am actually “late.” How many times must I share this poem I wrote in 2015? I had a day. A good day. Alive. With others in their pain..and my own subsequently. It made me cry thinking about how easy it would be to just stand together as One – in spite of our differences. To care. To work together to make things easier for each other. To believe in ourselves more….

I read something a while back about how many people tend to fall back on or rely upon the idea that “we are only human.” As if to say we are less than…something else. What if we switched the mentality: “we are EXTRAORDINARILY human.” We create so much.

That’s it. The moon is waning and I probably sound like I am whining. Heartfelt post regardless. Let’s lift each other up, people. We all matter so much.

July 11th, 2017.

Phases of the Moon: Day Eighteen.

I’m barely making these arbitrary deadlines that I’ve created for myself. Ah well, I am going to finish this series one way or another! I have the next Inklings series in the works. It will be called “Recipes.” Unless I choose another idea that I have going.

Ahhh, it will be a surprise for all of us. But, the stick figures will be apart of the show regardless. Yes, “THE stick figures.” And, “THE show.” Like these things are a brand of something that no one else knows how to create.

Anyhow, the Moon is still waaaaaning. Maybe whining? I’m not sure. I worked with crying toddlers all day and cannot tell anymore. The image above doesn’t exactly portray where things are at with an 18-day-old Moon, but you get the idea.

July 10th, 2017.