Mercury Retrograde.  Fact or Fiction?

Mercury Retrograde. Fact or Fiction?

Is it or isn’t it?

Mercury while in retrograde is said to rule in miscommunication, misinformation, misunderstanding and perhaps a host of other mis’ near and otherwise.

It is a time where it is said that contracts should not be signed, major decision not made.  More of a time for reflection, fine tuning ideas, working out details before launching.

Retrograde fever

I’ve often joked about the retrograde but this time……it’s got me.  It seems that every time I say anything in person or print, write a post or comment on someones, try to do anything techie it backfires and I end up trying to explain what I really meant.   Even in retrospect I cannot for the life of me see how things became so misconstrued.  Hey!  See the pattern here – yet another mis.  Misfiring everything.

“Adulthood didn’t make sense until I learned about Mercury in retrograde”

What a great time to have launched a new online program.  As we speak – ok it’s me doing the speaking – I cannot access the dashboard of one of my websites.  I haven’t changed anything, haven’t messed with the inner workings – nada.  Just decided to not give me access.

It’s ok though – it’s only the website I run my online courses through.  Argh!

I think I’m going into hibernation until this passes.  All has just been too bizarre.

What has gone awry in your world?  Please share – they say misery loves company – and I could use a little commiserating at the moment.

Just be careful what you say – I may misconstrue!    And hang on ……it will be over by Dec. 23.  Anyone want to run away until then?  Oh yes, forgot – travel is not advised during a retrograde.

All shenanigans aside……this is the perfect time to go inward, purge, reflect, cleanse and only then start to form loose plans for your future.  No active actions steps yet – just plotting and scheming.

Full Moon Ritual for Manifesting

Full Moon Ritual for Manifesting


December 2017


Use the power of this last Super Full Moon of the year.  Combined with a Mercury Retrograde we have quite the powerhouse here!

Don’t let the Retrograde scare you.  Use it with the Moon power for closure.  Make a tally or run through the past year or so to find whatever has not been dealt with.  Use this time to complete tasks, close out that which is non-beneficial and get ready to move forward.
This is a time to go inwards.  Retrospection can give you the clarity you need.

Once the purging is complete then move into planning mode.  Don’t be active in your life yet – quietly and thoughtfully map out where & how you want your life to be for 2018 and onward.  Do a loose plan/guideline/goal-setting always leaving space for fluidity and change.

Here is a Full Moon Ritual I love and find quite powerful.

You will need a Full Moon and coins (I used dimes – why I don’t know just do)

You need to be out in the open preferably on or your balcony or patio.

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”

George Carlin

Start by grounding yourself using whatever method works best for you.

Take your coin and let it absorb the moons energy by placing in a window or if you are outside already you can put it anywhere. Leave it here for about ½ hour.

Ask the coin to connect to the moon.

After ½ hour, hold the coin between your palms and declare what you want to release and what new you want to bring in.  Imagine (visualize) your desired outcome.

Throw the coin towards the moon and say:


“All my concerns and wishes

I release to you, Grandmother Moon

Fill them with love and give them light

For the highest good of everyone involved”.


Don’t try to look where you coin fell or landed.  Just let it be.

Thank Grandmother moon and absorb her energy.

When I did this the first time,  I cut the grass the next day.  I was being greedy so did 3 different things and used 1 dime for each.

When I cut the poor excuse of grass they were all gone!  My grass that was left after the summer drought was so thin and sparse that there is no way they could be hiding.

Where did they go?  How cool is this?

How to make Blessings out of Ordinary Opportunities

How to make Blessings out of Ordinary Opportunities

Ordinary Opportunities Turned into Blessings


May 2017

The practice and blessings of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years.

Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery.


But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a Thanksgiving word. We have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit. And that can take some time.


That’s why practicing gratitude makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing.

“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

William Arthur Ward

Remember that gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope.


There are many things to be grateful for: colorful autumn leaves, legs that work, friends who listen and really hear, chocolate, fresh eggs, warm jackets, tomatoes, the ability to read, roses, our health, butterflies. What’s on your list?

Some Ways to Practice Gratitude


  • Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater frequency may be better for creating a new habit, but just keeping that journal where you can see it will remind you to think in a grateful way.


  • Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures.


  • Practice gratitude around the dinner table or make it part of your nighttime routine.


  • Make a game of finding the hidden blessing in a challenging situation.


  • When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel.


  • Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. Write about it, sing about it, express thanks for gratitude.

Amazing New Moon to change your Life

Amazing New Moon to change your Life




APRIL 2017

The Earth New Moon only happens three times a year!

This Taurus New Moon (the effects are felt 3 days before and 3 after) is the perfect time to  honour the body, the senses, a time to seek out like minded connections, go out in nature (even if it is only your yard or a local park), experience this rare energy of the Earth New Moon.


Why is this New Moon different?

Lately the political world, physical earth and by extension we, have been through a lot of change, chaos, choices, clearing space and letting go.

This Earth New Moon on Wednesday is the perfect opportunity to ask for more clarity.  Clarity of intention, focus, direction and a plan are all part of this Earthy Moon.  Grounding – whether by energy work, being in nature or whatever method you use is key right now.  If you need help – ask.  This is a time to put aside distractions and other people’s needs/wants.

This Taurus New Moon (the effects are felt 3 days before and 3 after) is the perfect time to  honour the body, the senses, a time to seek out like minded connections, go out in nature (even if it is only your yard or a local park), experience this rare energy of the Earth New Moon.

The Earth New Moon only happens three times a year!  Don’t miss this opportunity.

“There is a side of the Moon which we never see, but that hidden half is as potent a factor in causing the ebb and flow of the Earth’s tide as the part of the Moon which is visible.”

Max Heindel

Use the Taurus Bull energy of this New Moon to make a plan and implement it.  Jump out of any stuck mindsets or habits.  This is the month to seek tangible results from our implementation of a plan, idea or desire.  Use this time to purge and spruce up your surroundings – and You too.

Taurus doesn’t usually like abrupt change.  Take time to plan your actions, make a plan:  use a spreadsheet, tracking/organizing software (I like Evernote and Wunderlist), find an accountability partner, make your intent known.

And then act.  Set things in motion – but then be patient.  Don’t try to force your plans.  Dream them, plant them, nurture the energy around them and patiently wait for growth.  Yep – just like planting seeds in the earth.

Some Ways to Harness the New Moon energy

  • Go out in nature
  • Spend time balanced between being social and being really alone.
  • Express your gratitude.
  • Spruce up your surroundings and your own self.
  • Make your meals mindfully and with love.  Enjoy them the same way.
  • Clear your space and your inner self to prepare for the abundance that is coming – if you do the work!
  • Make lists and/or tracking systems for your plan.
  • Look back over this past year or farther and see what you will release and what you might change to move towards your desired goals.
  • Subscribe to the prelaunch updates for Ancestral-Energy for more ways to evolve & manifest.

Overwhelm seems to be prevalent of late – work to eliminate this feeling.  Breathe, be mindful of your tasks or doings, ask for help, be grateful, delegate or just plain let go of what isn’t a priority.  Having a clear plan can help reduce the feeling of overload and to eventually eliminate it.

Take one or all of these suggestions, find your space and get creative!

Why I’m thankful I messed up my website.  Or Believe!

Why I’m thankful I messed up my website. Or Believe!


Why I’m thankful I messed up my website.  Or Believe!

Today I will continue to feel blessed for what I have and what is going right.  It’s so easy to jump into worry and drama.


The other day I was working behind the scenes on a new website. Well….something went terribly amiss and I could not log into any of my websites!  I search the net in vain for a solution, sent off tech support panic messages to no avail.  So many solutions that didn’t work.  Figured I’d be spending my day at it again….having cancelled all plans.


The next morning I awoke faaar too early with worry on my mind.  I didn’t want to ruin my day before it started so did some Reiki on myself.  It calmed me down enough to think that perhaps a miracle had occurred overnight and all would be well.  I tried to log in to all the sites to no avail.

I decided then to continue on with plans for sushi lunch and that night’s dinner & party.  Just put it aside while waiting for a solution – someone must have one somewhere.  I needed to Trust that all would be well.


“Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.”

Norman Vincent Peale

Just as I about to go into the shower to drown my sorrows and plan my escape to hermit-dom sans technology I had the ‘newsflash’ to check again.  Really dumb idea as I had just done that ½ hour prior.  Well….I listened and guess what?  All was working again!

OK that is too weird, even for me to handle.  I guess the Universe just wanted me to take it easy for a day – I had been overdoing it at the computer for days now.

One of the good/bad things about having taught Reiki for over 20 years is my students.  Whenever I veer from what I teach, they’re more than happy to step up and remind me.  Thanks!

Whatever caused the issue that had been present for 12 hours to magically vanish matters not today.  What does matter is learning/remembering to Trust.


“All will work out in the end.  If it hasn’t, it’s not the end”.  Sorry I don’t know who to attribute this quote to.

What will You believe in today?  And hopefully everyday…..


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