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The Visionary Illuminates the Shadow

The Visionary Illuminates the Shadow

This lunar cycle offers an opportunity to break through our knots – our habits and negativities – and expand light into the darkness of ignorance.”    – Ananda Astrology


Summer is the time of the Visionary, the one within who tells the truth without blame or judgement. The Summer sun kisses and blesses our accepted strengths, parts of us that we easily celebrate. But the strong light of Summer also creates stark Shadow. What is hidden from us, what is lying in Shadow, holds the key to our next phase of growth.

Our Shadow is not inherently evil or bad. The Shadow merely holds aspects of ourselves that we have not yet faced or processed or accepted. The Shadow is the Unknown in us, which we often fear.

The recent new moon on August 2 has brought up things from the Shadow to be met with compassion. Kari Field of Ananda Astrology goes into the Vedic Astrology details here. I found it illuminating, as on that date I felt very angry and vocalized frustration about longstanding issues with my husband. What is lying in Shadow is emerging to be resolved for the next piece of growth and healing.

May you find more compassion for whatever Shadow material is up for you right now. I can hold space for you and offer guidance in alignment with your spirit’s highest wisdom. Contact me for support at this tender Visionary time.



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Healing Quotes

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield