This is the Aquarius New Moon and Chinese New Year—year of the Yang Wood Horse.  Before you stands a powerful horse poised to gallop off into your future.  Jump on, grab the mane and get ready for the ride of your life as the shift hits the fan.  We are the ones and this is the time we have been waiting for!  This will give you strategies for helping you to create your best ride ever!

The new moon is this Thursday, January 30, 2014. 1 to 2 days before is the most powerful time to set your intentions.  Get clear and ready.  What is it you want to create in your life?  You have powerful energies here to help you!

We are entering the New Moon of Aquarius and also the Chinese New Year!  It is well worth taking a pause and looking at your life. What are you letting go of and what are you calling in?  What is your vision for this year? For your life?  It’s an extremely auspicious time to consider this.


We have been preparing for this huge SHIFT – a time of immense potential and momentum. The Guided meditation (below) I have created for you this month is designed to help you get in touch with your deepest truth about the life you most desire to live.   You get the opportunity to look at what is no longer true or doesn’t serve you anymore. But first let me tell you a little background.

According to Chinese astrology, for several years we have been in a degenerative cycle, including the last two years of the Yang Water Snake, and, before that, the Yang Water Dragon.  Water has to do with our unconscious and with our emotions. It has been a time of dancing in chaos, of cleaning and clearing out our shadows and projections, of letting go of old patterns and old stories, old ways of living life. It’s also been a great time for the practical necessity of cleaning and clearing our physical cupboards, drawers, basements and attics!

Consider where are you living. Who are the people in your life?  What are you doing with your life?  How do you feel? What and who takes your energy up or down? Are you passionate or are you resigned?  Is this the life you were born to live?  If you were placing your life on a spectrum where the life you desire most is a 10, and the opposite of the life you want is a zero, where would your life fall?  A 10? A zero? Somewhere in-between? Take a few moments to look over your life now.

In the past we may have created our lives with our ego in the driver’s seat. When we do that I have noticed often the outcome does not bring happiness, but lots of great lessons to learn.  Witness how you distract yourself and lose focus.  Perhaps you loose yourself in sleeping, eating, sex, sickness, tiredness, low energy, Facebook, the internet, TV, clutter, compulsive cleaning, arguments, daydreaming, spacing out, too many projects, disorganization or lack of planning.  Take time to witness what your specific ways to distract yourself from the things that matter most to you.

“You may not think that the world needs you, but it does.  For you are unique, like no one that has ever been before or will come after.  No one can speak with your voice, say your piece, smile your smile, or shine your light.  No one can take your place, for it is yours alone.  If you are not there to shine your light, who knows how many travelers will lose their way as they try to pass by your empty place in the darkness?” – Lucretia Allinson

It may be helpful to you to remember that life is like a video, and we have the opportunity to co-create our own lives with our Higher Self.  If you wish to co-create your life from your Highest Self, not only do you get to be the co-creator of your film, but also the director and editor!

You can cut and edit things like procrastination, being scattered, not being fully present, not being fully focused, controlling, resisting, fear, fear of being seen, shame, guilt, unworthiness, believing some things are hard, thinking no one will show up for me, no one is interested or wants to hear from me, being cluttered, letting go of shame around money, feeling unworthy, not being fully present to love, not living fully in the present moment, trying to control outcomes, caring what others think, needing to be right, not stepping FULLY forward now!!  .  Let go of duty, of doing it “right”, needing to be good, caring what others think of you.  Give to the Earth what you are ready to release.  Let her compost all of this to fertilize your future and all that most matters to you.

What are you refusing to settle for now in your life?  What are you breaking free from?  What is the cutting edge for you? Thank goodness we learn in Chinese astrology that we are entering a generative cycle–the year of the Yang Wood Horse.  The wood element has to do with new growth.   Horse energy has to do with fire and passion within our hearts –listening to our intuition bringing forth creativity and freedom.  It is a time of galloping forward towards your deepest and dearest passions and visions.  Where is your heart calling you?

In Western astrology Aquarius has to do with thinking out of the box, being innovative, breaking from old ways of authority, being a visionary and revolutionary. Aquarius is an air sign, and the horse has to do with fire.  Fire and air work beautifully together! This is a year of galloping forward!

What are you choosing—to gallop forward in unconsciousness and old patterns, or with clarity for calling forth your most unlimited unstoppable Self?  How can you express your most unique life?

The German Renaissance man, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

Call in the feeling state you want to be in.  What lights up your heart?  What do you love?  Let those be the threads that pull you in your life.  Say to yourself, “I see you”.  Acknowledge and appreciate yourself. Cut away even the picture frame that holds the reel of our life film, so we can break free and expand, expand, expand, expanding our life and expanding our consciousness.  Expanding our radiance! There is no such thing as too much in dreaming your hearts desire.  Like Les Brown says, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

And commit to it!  “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Begin it now.”—William H. Murray

And you’ll shine!


1. Doing an Elbow: a writing exercise designed look deep into your subconscious for gaining insights and wisdom.

2. Creating a Mastermind Group to keep you focused on your goals and dreams.

Read More: Open Tools PDF HERE


Monthly Meditation: Listen to your Heart. Create your Best Life

This guided meditation has been designed to work with this time and to help you go into your heart to listen with your hearts ears as you create and refine your highest and best and most passionate unique life! During the guided meditation you can press the pause button any time to spend a longer amount of time in any area.

To view all meditations, visit my YouTube Channel. Thank you for joining in and I hope you enjoy.


One Billion Rising

I invite all of you to this powerful event. Rising will take place around the world.

Nevada County, Event Info: I will be participating by reading my chapter “Bringing the Darkness Back Into the Light” from the best selling book Journey to Joy book that was released in June. This is my story of my early life and growing up with abuse.  Sharing our stories can make a difference and showing up will make a big difference.  It’s time for this to end and to create a new and better story on our planet!! Come Rise! View PDF Flyer HERE or visit the Nevada County Site HERE

Worldwide Events: To find or create an event near you visit the One Billion Rising site Click HERE