new moon / may


Planting Moon
Thursday, May 25th, Gemini, 12:44 pm PST

We are in a moment of dualities with this New Moon in Gemini. You will likely feel the extremes - either lots of joy, lightness and gratitude, or the difficulty, loneliness, isolation that come with this moon. There is always a void created with a New Moon - and the void can be both exciting because it is full of possibility, or it can feel quite lonely and maybe at times a little scary. Chances are if you have been doing the work with Saturn and Pluto's retrogrades you might be swinging more towards the lightness that this moon brings. If there is still stuff to work through this moon will create space for it to surface (especially in the evening hours).

Geminis can be very smart, using their air energy and intelligent brains to connect the dots. Use this energy and ask what your soul is trying to show you right now? See if you can make the links and create an opening for yourself to make different choices that allow for a breakthrough with that clarity. 

Geminis rule the most flexible and mutable parts of the body: the arms and hands, the lungs, and nervous system. This allows them to move from one energy to the next with a lot of ease, and sometimes at the blink of an eye (this is why it sometimes feels like you are with two different people when you are with a Gemini - and if they aren't an evolved and aware Gemini then they will have no idea they are sending two opposing signals). But, you can use this mutability to quickly integrate new energy and lessons you are learning right now. When a Gemini gets it - they get it! It just clicks! I'm not just describing the duality trait so you can understand the Geminis in your life, but it will also bring the Gemini energy out in you as well. So, be aware of how you might have a gap between what you say and what you mean, or other places where there might be a disconnect or dualities in your communication, energy, and emotions. Another positive is that they are able to see things from another perspective, so if you have felt stuck on something use the air energy of this sign to look at the situation from another angle. 

You might also feel the itch to get out of town, shake things up, have more fun, connect, socialize, and create more stimulation! Enjoy this New Moon, I have a feeling it will loosen us all up.

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full moon / may


Milk Moon
Wednesday, May 10th, Scorpio, 2:42 pm PST

We are in the energy of Scorpio this full moon, which is my sun and moon sign, so to me this energy always feels like home. But, Scorpio energy can be really challenging for some, especially with the extra intensity that is added by it being a full moon, and especially if you are an Air sign. If you can surrender to it, this moon will guide you to your inner Scorpio, the part of you that is connected to the unknown, the hidden, the mysterious, the part that is rejuvenated by the natural cycles of death and rebirth, the part of you that connects to sex, and the way you crave the depth of emotion and discard the superficial. But it can also bring up the dark and the shadowy, which a Scorpio does not walk away from or fear. They have a natural curiosity for these energies as they also innately hold the wisdom of how to transform them. Just notice where these qualities are being pulled out of you in the next two weeks. Let the pull of the full moon allow you to experience the gifts of the Scorpio. And if you see an opening to dive deep, go for it.

A few more things to pay attention to. 
Last post I talked a lot about the maze. How are you doing with your maze? If you haven't discovered it that's ok - it lives so deep in your unconscious it is really hard to get to, and the energy that runs it plays lots of tricks on you, it is very intelligent and it knows how to keep you trapped in the maze not only so you never get out but also so you never see it. But, if you have picked up on what the pattern is for you, the next step after just observing and catching when you land in the maze is to counteract. So, when you catch it and identify that you are in the loop of the maze, you have to make a choice to counteract. And trust me, it's not comfortable. And it might take some trial and error to figure out what the right move is, but the most important thing is catching it and then making a choice that counteracts the pattern. It's how you will get out of the maze. But, also know that you will land there again, so stick with it, this is an ongoing practice.

The other things I wanted to mention is a few important retrogrades we have happening. Saturn started it's retrograde on April 6th and it goes direct on August 26th. And we also have Pluto retrograding until September 28th. These two planets are really working together right now. Big time! Saturn will pop the deepest issue of the soul (some might call this the wound of the soul, some might call it karma). And if you are not dealing with that issue, learning to heal it, or if you are avoiding it, Pluto will keep pointing to it externally to show you you are not dealing with it. It will show you usually by putting it in your face even more, and it is usually negative. So keep your eyes open for these two energies working together. If something feels relentless, or familiar, and it keeps getting more and more intense and unavoidable, that is exactly the energy of Saturn and Pluto. Time to do some work. If you don't engage, it will guarantee a difficult summer until the end of August, beginning of September. Don't delay. This is part of your soul wanting to heal and it is attracting the most divinely orchestrated opportunities for that. Surrender to the path of your soul, you won't regret it.

Larry Bell's "No Title" (1969)


4 day meditation

4 Day Online Meditation Workshop for Anxiety & Stress

May 19th - 22nd

This is a 4 day online workshop to help you learn to work with your anxiety and lessen the stress of everyday life. We all know that meditation is beneficial for dealing with daily stress, but what we aren’t taught is how to deal with the energy of anxiety and extreme stress in a more engaging way. During these 4 days you will learn how to access other energies in the body to help you move through the anxiety when it comes, as well as use the breath to calm your nervous system. After the 4 days you will have practical tools to practice and implement in your life that use the body and the breath to help you stay connected and grounded in times of anxiety and stress. Each day there will be a mix of reading and exercises, as well as a 20 minute recorded meditation to complete on your own. You will also receive the support of a community from all over the globe, and are able to share and ask questions of each other and me about your experience.

This is perfect opportunity if you live outside of Los Angeles, are ready to deepen your meditation practice, or if you need some support around anxiety and stress in your life. 


to sign up please email: lauren@fieldsofstudy.com
sign up ends on May 17th

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