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Magical Happenings

In Daily Check-In, Events on August 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

Credit: National Geographic

A lot of cool things are happening this week. In addition to yesterday’s new moon in Leo, the auspicious 08/08 date is tomorrow. Some are calling this day the Lion’s Gate portal. A lot of feline energy is in the air. What does this mean?

Astrologer Mecca Woods says this about the Leo New Moon:

New Moon today in Leo. The Cosmos is granting us some extra mojo to bring our star power center stage. What part of your world is dying for a little more color, a little more light, and a whole lotta OOMPH that only you can bring? With the moon in Leo we find we fly highest when we unabashedly strut our stuff to an adoring crowd. However, with many planets still treading water and Venus in Virgo, we’re reminded of the fine balance of using our light to fuel another while saving a little for ourselves.

Much like the lion, Leo energy is bold, brave, royal and even dramatic at times. This is a good time for letting your creative juices flow. Whether this be an artistic endeavor or your everyday getup which needs a little bit of TLC. Don’t be shy about making yourself known. It’s more than fine to shine your light, and by extension, helping others to do the same.

Here is an event to help you tap into this energy:

THURSDAY 08/08/13

The Lion’s Gate Portal Transmission

Awakening New Codes of Consciousness for Humanity with Jodi Serota, Maryanne Savino, & Kate Love

Tap into your abilities for manifestation, abundance, and creativity with a special event on the auspicious 08/08 day. The evening will include channeled guidance, vocal vibrational sound and light language activities, gong baths, sacred dance, crystal bowl frequencies and more.

Where: Meta Center New York

When: 7pm to 9:45pm

Cost: $27 pre-paid

For more information, click here.

More events are in the pipeline for the next week, so stay tuned!




Magic is in the Air: Grand Water Trine

In Daily Check-In on July 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Something magical is brewing all over. If you haven’t heard by now, astrologically speaking, there is a “grand water trine” happening with our planets. Let astrologer Mecca Woods explain:

The beautiful Grand Water Trine (harmonious energy) [is] between Jupiter in ‪‎Cancer‬, Saturn in ‪Scorpio‬ and Neptune in ‪‎Pisces‬ … When these three bodies meet in the emotional and spiritual realm of water, we find that our dreams and passions thrive by answering to our highest self; our heart center. Where are these three planets synching up in your chart? There is where you’ll find the Universe serving you up a sweet treat or two.

The grand water trine is a great moment for you to wake up to your dreams. I know that I’ve been quite guilty of not following what I know my heart desires deep inside. This is something I am currently reconciling with in my life. I’ve come to know that it’s important to follow what my heart really wants and chase after it because when I don’t I become unhappy and lethargic and my energy levels become completely depleted.

So today, I am asking: what is that I want underneath of what I think I want based on my environment? In other words, how do I come to know what I really want, and not what I think I am supposed to want.

This is a great time for this kind of exploration. So check-in with yourself and ask:

– What do I want?

– Am I currently in pursuit of it?

– Why am I not chasing that? What am I chasing instead?

– Now, how do I go and get it ?!?

I’d love to hear about any magical moments you may have experienced this week. Please share below in the comments.

Movement as a Cure: Walking

In movement on June 18, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Walk it out.


This past weekend, I had the pleasure of having a birthday reading with New York astrologer Mecca Woods.

One point she drove home during the reading is “being proactive about letting go.” Letting go of what exactly? In my case, I’d say, worry, fear, anxiety; emotions that keep me stuck in despair, even physically at times. When do these emotions come up? Let me provide you with a context. Have you ever felt hung up on a situation or stuck on a certain conversation that you had, whether it be with a family member, a romantic partner, a co-worker, a stranger, or [fill in your own personal blank]?

If you are like me, you may find yourself rationalizing your emotions instead of simply allowing yourself to feel them, whether that emotion is joy, sadness, happiness, confusion, or sadness. You may ruminate through your thoughts, constructing an unhealthy narrative and trying to label these happenings as good or bad. If you ruminate too much, you will drive yourself into a thinking frenzy instead of just allowing yourself to feel out these emotions without label or judgment.

What Mecca suggested, something that has been prescribed to me before, is to distract yourself. It can be beneficial to find healthy distractions, not necessarily away from your emotions, but from the feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that may surface from trying to quick-fix problems and solve what is sometimes out of your control. And truthfully in life, we will often encounter situations that are simply out of our control.

OK – so if all of this rings somewhat true, now how do you distract yourself when these emotions seem so prevalent and draining?


This is what I would like to explore this week, on a personal level, but as well as anyone who comes upon this.

According to the Harvard Medical School, a 2005 study showed that “walking fast for about 35 minutes a day five times a week or 60 minutes a day three times a week had a significant influence on mild to moderate depression symptoms.” Moreover, a regular exercise routine is just as effective as an anti-depressant in treating depression in the long-run. Check out the source here.

Cardio is definitely a blues buster. But even when you can’t access the energy to hit the gym, a simple walk could do the trick.


Today or tomorrow, choose to walk part or all of your commute home, either in the morning or in the afternoon.

In this walk, you will find that thoughts may pop up, which is perfectly normal, but as you take in the scenery around you, whether it’s the hustle and bustle of the city streets, or people going about their day, try to find yourself immersed in the moment by taking in deep breaths. Stay present through breathing in and out. You can even partner with a co-worker or friend and go on a walk together. On that walk, make an effort to ask questions about the other person instead of focusing on the negative thoughts you need a distraction from.

Ultimately, you will find learn that we all encounter the same emotions, we are all human, and most importantly, we are all trying to figure it out.

So, for today, keep walking as a tool in your anxiety/fear-busting kit, tomorrow let’s explore something else. Happy Walking!

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