Solar Return 2020: Aquarius

On January 20, 2020 the sun will be returning to the water bearer, Aquarius! The airy nature of Aquarius will be a light and fresh breeze after the more earthy Capricorn steps away. We will be at the last of the winter months and just getting ready to start seeing the sun again as spring time is right around the corner.

New Moon in Aquarius on January 24, 2020 just four days after the Sun moves into Aquarius the New Moon joins the Giant Star! The 24th is a super charged Aquarian Night and one we should all be ready for. This will be the first New Moon of 2020 the new decade.

New Moon’s are always a great time to plan ahead and prepare goals, and any event planning as well. The New Moon’s energy can really amplify when applied to the Aquarian ventures such as technology, history, economics, or group activities. The Moon and Sun joining together will give you that extra energy push you may have been waiting for to jump your New Year goals into effect.

February 3, 2020 Mercury enters Pisces, when our communication planet moves into the water sign of Pisces, we have an opportunity to communicate through emotions. Subtle body language and unspoken words will happen more starting on the 3rd and lasting through the rest of February.

Be aware that Pisces is the Aquarian 2nd house, therefor communication about money and possessions may be of topic now.

Venus enters Aries, February 7, 2020. Just a week before Valentines Day, we have Venus entering into the warrior sign of Aries.

This high energy force will be making this years Valentines day very steamy! We may see rise of love, lust, and.. war? All the right ingredients for an unforgettable Valentines Day. Let’s hope cupid is on our side.

Juno Retrograde on Feb 8. This is another strong love, and betrayal energy here in Juno. This retrograde period may be a time to reflect on you partnerships, is there balance between you and your significant other.

Happy in Love? If you are, then this will be a time of reminiscing and reflecting on your relationship. Either way you will learn something during this time that will change your 2020 outlook on love in your life.

Full Moon in Leo on Feb 9th, when the Lion’s den is ignited by the Full Moon we will be loving the drama, and glamour. There will be a slight shift in our day to day when we feel this energy. Leo will bring some warmth and also a flair for drama, so be prepared on the 9th for that roar.

Feb 16th, Mars enters Capricorn meaning Mars is home at one of its favorite signs. During this time we will be shifting into a more structured on obvious way of getting what we want and going after our goals in life. We will find it easier to go after our dreams and set a clear and forward path towards our future.

Mercury Retrograde February 16th. This Mercury retrograde is going to be delving into the Piscean and Aquarian energy we felt so strongly at the beginning of the solar return. So, taking a double look at any plans you made on the New Moon, editing, revising, and changes should be made now. Meditation and a bit of letting go may be necessary during this Mercury Retrograde.

The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach.…

The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

New Moon, New Year, New Decade!

A new decade can only happen once every 10 years, a new year once a year and a new moon once a month, and all of these things will be co-happening on January 24th, 2020.

This is the absolute perfect time to be making long term goals. With the Aquarian energy, the new year energy and the new moon energy you can expect that whatever you put special attention on during this moon phase, you will see returns!

Let’s also use this time to reflect on what we loved from 2019 once more before finally going forth. Give thanks to whatever served you in 2019 and appreciate that whatever happened made you stronger and more ready for your journey ahead.

A new moon is a great time to reflect as well as plan ahead, and I think an even better idea is to reflect back on the entire decade! What did you learn in the last ten years? What was your biggest lesson and what will you be taking with you moving forward?

A decade vision board couldn’t be too broad of a vision could it? Maybe, but I am sure you have some long term goals you could give some attention to. Add in some finer details. What color will you paint your new house, or where will you eat on your anniversary.. Sometimes painting little pieces of the puzzle can really push you to achieving what you set out to do. Or if relaxing, and feeling good is more on your agenda, what color mood lights should you get for your bedroom?

Looking to buy new electronics, this would be a good time to set that search in motion. The Aquarian energy can give a boost to electronics, and technology. If you are planning any group events, Aquarius will lend their hand for you there too. Planning a surprise party for a loved one or co worker, or even just going to the museum with family, Aquarius is in.

All this new energy can get a little overwhelming but this is a great time to multiply your outcome and really set a plan to push you through the year and beyond.

Other New Moon Activities

Meditation to healing and renewing music

Candle Lit Bath

Living with Intention

Peace

Journal

Reflection

Renewal

Refresh

Welcome 2020!

Wow, 2020! Here we are. As you approach we want to greet you with welcome arms. The past few years have been leading us to you, 2020. We are open, and willing to try our absolute best to embrace you. Whatever you may hold we know it is for our best purpose and highest power.

2020 is our year to engage our own selves and our abilities to take it to the next level. We are full of truth and wisdom and know the difference between what we are able to achieve and what no longer serves our purpose.

When you call on us to change, or to adjust we will do so with strength and good will. We will not fail you or not show up to meet you. Our future and our goals all depend on our willingness to flow and move in sync with you.

Holding onto anything that has not served us in the past is leaving with 2019. We have a new outlook and expression towards life. The energy that we possess now is full, strong, and able.

We look to 2020 as a spring board into our destiny. We are shifting ways and making room for the future. Let’s shine this 2020 and bring ourselves and destinies to the next realm waiting for us!

2 Mile Run: The Importance of Rest

Today I went on my first long distance run in a long time. I was sweaty, hot and encouraged. The cool air and the beautiful river beside me felt fresh. When I was ready to give up, I took a rest and then had the energy to keep pushing. I love how a couple minutes of rest can reset your entire outlook.

Instead of whining and saying no, just take a break. That is the ONLY thing you need to do when you start working out. Just take a break. The rest will give you time to regain a balance on your emotions and the burn in your limbs. Even if your break is a day, or a few hours or a few days, the best part about starting a more healthy and fit lifestyle is that it is on your terms!

There is no right way to begin being healthy. Any walk, lap or sit up will be one more than you had done previously. The only difference between pushing yourself to your absolute limits and just adding exercises here and there is the time in which you will see external results. Those external results come from extreme self-discipline either very quickly and strong-willed or more of a slow pace that builds over the years.

So, while I was running today, I decided I didn’t HAVE to. I could stop at any time and that alone gave me back my control. No, I do not have to work out. I do not have to run this last block, this last couple of feet. But I am in control of that and I get to decide where I want to push my body. The pain is of my choosing and that 1 or 2 minutes of rest in between some very difficult internal battles, is all I needed to recognize that I am in control here. Nothing else but me.

Pain is a very interesting thing, because even when the pain is good, it still hurts on some level. That hurt is scary but it is not impossible. The best part is you get to decide when to experience that pain, when you don’t want to and also you get to decide what that pain means to you. Does it mean, you have control? Does it mean you are in charge of this body and this beauty with in? Yes.