6.22.2017

new moon / june







NEW MOON





Strawberry Moon
Friday, June 23rd, 7:31 pm PST

Happy new moon and Summer Solstice! This is such a beautiful, abundant, and vibrant time of year. I love the long summer days. Despite all of these summer joyful vibes things might be feeling hard for you right now. We have a lot of planets transiting and in play. I keep talking about Pluto's transit until the end of the summer, which I think is the most difficult one. Pluto is pulling up some of our biggest life lessons and is being relentless about putting it in our faces. They are not to be ignored. One thing that has helped me during this time is realizing that the goal of our soul isn't to just create a life that is comfortable and easy. It wants to evolve, and the only way it can do that is to be embodied and to attract experiences that will help it evolve, learn lessons, break karma, etc... And yes, all of this is in the name of a greater good and more wholeness in our lives, but it isn't without challenges. The soul really wants breakthroughs, but that means it needs to have something to actually break through, something to expand beyond. So, don't worry if you are bumping up against things, that is actually a good thing. And not all things that feel difficult are bad, there are times where we should not avoid the painful or uncomfortable. But, it is up to us to know when what is surfacing is in the name of something good, when it is in the name of becoming more whole, even if it is really really hard. 

We are transitioning from Gemini, which is all about thinking is is getting to know the self using your thoughts or your mind to the energy of Cancer, which is all about thinking it is getting to know the self through feelings and emotions. This can be a huge swing, and at times can be giving you a false sense that you are in the self or connected to your soul. So be careful this month, lots of feelings might arise and some of them might be leading you away from yourself. Again, it's up to you to know when you are being tricked. Which can be really hard.

Since we are in the sign of Cancer now, it's a good time to think about your home, or sense of home. And to feel into the ways you are nourishing yourself, or relationships and the things that matter to you. It's a good time to connect to your ancestry and heal anything around your linage (especially if that is what is coming up for you as a challenge). Stay grounded. Connect to the element of water. Be in action. Nurture nurture nurture.






new moon card from the beautiful tarot deck by Uusi 

6.18.2017

mineral workshop / lapis







Please join me for a very special mineral workshop at the lovely
4706 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, June 24th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$45

This workshop will be all about LAPIS, a very special mineral. Learn  about it’s properties and energies as well as how to clean and care for it, and how use it in your everyday life. You will also get a chance to deepen your intuition when it comes to working with minerals, and you will receive a piece of lapis to take home with you and continue to use and work with. 

You must RSVP to reserve your spot / limited space

click here to RSVP
lauren@fieldsofstudy.com



6.08.2017

full moon / june







FULL MOON





Rose Moon
Friday, June 9th, Sagittarius, 6:09 am PST

It's a time of truth. Truth telling mostly. Whatever has been hidden is being revealed. So pay attention. Keep your eyes, ears, and hearts open. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet of Jupiter, there is a lot of forward movement right now, this sign has a lot of fire and direction. Sag's look to the future, it's time to take what has been coming up with the last New Moon in Gemini and what has been surfacing with Pluto in retrograde and move forward with that new wisdom. This Pluto in retrograde has been no joke. It is serious stuff. It's not a time to be testing the waters, testing boundaries or saying - I will get to it later or I think I'll try to make it work one more time. If you are getting a message about something or someone you better listen up. The ninth sign of Sag is all about trust, wisdom and understanding. It's the higher mind that allows you to see the bigger picture (differently than Aquarius), it incorporates broader ideas about how to better our community that involve virtues like integrity and morality with optimism and enthusiasm. It is a very hopeful sign. And we need that hope right now. 

I have noticed in myself that I have been being pretty hard on myself for where I am still growing and learning. And just yesterday I had a conversation with a friend about lightening up a bit, trying to see how far I have come and when I fall off the horse seeing why, but also getting back up like it was no big deal and trying again. With this same friend I laugh at myself and my mistakes, make jokes about where I am still not getting something and this is the energy we need right now. It's not to use levity to look away from what our lessons are (you want to keep your eyes on what Pluto is bringing you - otherwise he will knock louder and it won't be pretty), but to encourage you to keep going - holding the truth but also having a sense of humor about it. Find some pleasure in learning and growing. 

And when those waves from Pluto hit take some deep breaths and be sure to not go into the effect of the waters what will most likely be carrying some energy from the past that wants to knock you into an old way of being. Use the energy of Sag to feel into the energy of your growth, the person you are becoming, and as how that person would respond. 

Pluto wants you to get the lesson. It has good intentions, although this time might be hard. We have until Fall to reap the rewards of its push, so until then, hang in there. Stay grounded. Keep your eyes open. Stay on it, don't wonder. Honor what you see and hear and know. And don't be afraid to look ahead, and be hopeful!






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