April 22 

5:24 UTC

2 degrees 


Horoscopes are a compass for where intention may be accessed & illumination most happenin’. What you’re working with & need to know. For heightened insight, read for your rising/ascendent sign. If you don’t know yours yet, go ahead with your Sun sign!


A Scorpio Full Moon is thrilling. Exposed. Raw. What're you hiding behind? Underneath? Scorpio strips away the layers like none other. Ends cycles to birth what will continue strong. Pulling you in & drawing you out. Metamorphosis. Elimination as a default strategy is effective at this time, when it's coming from your intentional power, your intentional knowing. Not fear or panic-control. This Full Moon is a climatic checkpoint of the transfiguration we’ve already been soul-deep in. We moved forward with Aries season & Scorpio Phoenix Moon is bringing us closure, sealing our victories, healing our armor. Don’t kill off everything, clean off the ashes & RISE. You got this. 




ARIES: Revel in your Rise. Everything you have absorbed from other people/situations is expired now. If you can get alone, or with someone sacred, & ritualize the mutation of this energy into life-force. Think of your psyche as an altar, where the contributions to your evolution are honored, pain & process alike. Phoenix.  



TAURUS: Self-pity is compassion internalized. Resentments are prisons made from when you didn't love yourself enough. When you let other people off the hook from having to free you, you make room for you to get intimate with your own power. Power is a word which here means: knowing what's yours & what's theirs & merging with intention. 



GEMINI: If you're sensing overwhelm from your body or in your daily functions, here is where you get to remove anything that's not invigorating. Here is where you realize what has been depleting your forces. Prioritize habits that keep you clean & efficient while allowing any stagnation/repressions to be extracted. Then regenerate. Paradox to power. 



CANCER: The amount of toxicity we tolerate is parallel to the potency of our missions. Creation is not just tangible forms of expression, but it is all the ways you exist. All the ways you are present & interact with life-force. It is intense because your bliss is at risk. Be fanatically fierce about the integration of your shadow-turned-light. Consider yourself TURNED ON. 



LEO: Scenarios/feelings are coming up that solidify your perhaps long-held suspicion that you are no longer who you were. It may have been hard to recognize yourself up until now. And maybe you have known who you are all this time but nothing was the same. Now you may find that though transfiguration never ceases, you belong relentlessly to yourself. Deeply. Your history, your source, your core. The metamorphosis comes to completion. For now. 



VIRGO: Feel through the signals on this one. Forget about analytical processes for accuracy & focus on instinctual intentions. You’re going to need them to navigate the incoming-outgoing streams of intensity. People are going to act up. Authenticity will be faked. Don’t try to figure it out. All you need to know is what you see. The deeper your real is, the less relevant stagnant situations are. Cleanse the exchanges.



LIBRA: What you need right now, may not have accepted you deeply crave, is unconditional love. From yourself. Allow all those buried wounds of rejection show up for healing. You are safe when you trust yourself. Any fear around security (money, values, being valued) is soothed by exposure- letting the light reach in. To ground, nurture yourself like a child who is learning to remember. Avoid scarcity tactics & install love strategies for your heightened senses.  



SCORPIO: You feel the pull in deeply. It’s exhilarating really, because you’ve been SO ready. To move at your own pace. To create space for clarity & intuition to be your power source. What are you sourced by? What is your intimacy & presence fueled by? That comes to be seen now. It comes to be owned. There are next to no mysteries for you now. You have seen yourself & that is climax in itself. The rest needs time...



SAGITTARIUS:  The deeper your self-protection, the sexier your vulnerability is. Don't avoid intimacy with your fears- turn them into prayers & it will transform repression into reception. Yes, here you can heal what still hurts. You can also feel what no longer does. Where you have become magic. 



CAPRICORN: What you're tolerating for fear of taking up too much space otherwise is seen for what is is under this moon. Where you're holding back for fear of vulnerability is inevitably revealed. Facades shatter so fall back into the Universe, trusting that the commitments to your visions are supported. In the overwhelm, heal with your high vibe. 



AQUARIUS: Power trips get hacked right now. On one? Or in someone else's? Any long-term effort that isn't founded in authenticity is seen as a system compromise. Rejoice in the ambitions you've realized & may you see where your cravings have been satisfied. Act like compassion is the only way up. (It is.) 



PISCES: Again & again we're brought to the brink of everything we thought we knew was true. Over the precipice is truth that is resonant with every vibration of your being. After the growin pains is trust. After the release is heightened reception. After the end is the beginning. The mission is to translate your original motives of transcending into resilient perspectives. 


saltwater & stars, 


Ariana Felix

Ancient seafarers navigated the sea by the stars; I use them to access intuitive strategy for navigating in your sphere & anchoring in storms. 


Illumination on the bi-monthly lunacy & how to sync like the tide using your own chart. New Moons are clarity of intention; Full Moons are climax. Get yours. 

 {Readings are via email correspondence, with optional intro via phone/Skype, allowing space & time for an intuitive & interactive conversation.} 

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KRISTINA WINGEIER : Reflecting Your Inner Wisdom (part 3 of 3) Cultivating Intuition

Moon 9 // New Moon in Aries

Every one of us is intuitive. Intuition is a normal and natural part of being a human - we are hardwired to receive information from Spirit and the unseen realms. While it is true that some folks are born with a stronger intuitive aptitude than others, everyone has the ability to strengthen their intuitive capacities if they choose.

If the idea that you are intuitive is new territory for you it is important to remember that it takes time to build any skill; cultivating your intuition is no different. The key to building a relationship with this part of yourself is twofold. First, you must be OPEN to the idea that you are intuitive. Once you are open, you need to begin to TRUST any information you receive from your intuitive self. 

If you have not been in a relationship of trust with your inner knowing, your intuition might be speaking in a small, quiet voice. Once you are open to the idea that you are indeed intuitive and you are ready to begin trusting the information you are receiving, the next step is to make a commitment to creating a stronger relationship with your intuition. 

There are many schools and programs for intuitive studies. What I’m offering here are a few tips - simple things that you can do to begin opening and deepening your connection to Spirit in the form of your intuition. 

1. Begin by relaxing and releasing expectations as much as possible. Stress and anxiety will not lead to clarity. Do yourself a favor and enter into this exploration of your intuitive abilities with a playful attitude and a light heart.

2. Quiet your mind chatter on a regular basis. This is crucial, you MUST take the time and space to get quiet and begin to listen to that voice within. For some folks sitting in meditation works. For others, movement is what helps. Know what works for you and engage in this activity on a daily basis.

3. Ask for guidance from Spirit. You can imagine this guidance in whatever way works for you: from a divine being, angels, teachers, ancestors… or simply, the universe. When you have questions that you would like to receive guidance about - ask for a sign from your “support team” and trust that you will know the sign when you see it. Note - sometimes intuitive guidance doesn’t make rational and logical sense in the moment. You must be willing to go by what feels right rather than what looks right on paper.

4. Write down all the instances where you've recognized your intuition's guidance, no matter how seemingly insignificant. Note the outcomes of the situations as well - intuitive information is often made clear in hindsight. Tracking your asks and your answers will help you to validate the existence of your intuition. It will also help you to see how you perceive intuitive information, which channels flow easily for you. For instance, do you feel your intuition in your body? Do you see visions in your mind’s eye? Do you hear guidance in your inner ear? Do you just “know” things? Take notes about this as well.

5. Finally, give thanks - to your guides, to yourself, to the universe - for any and all intuitive guidance you receive. Appreciation only amplifies your connection to Spirit and to your intuition. 

Next month:
Moon 10 | New Moon in Taurus
Connecting with Spirit in Nature {part 1 of 3}
Plant Spirits

Kristina Wingeier is a Lunar Mystic & Soul Counselor offering services for women who are ready to {re}connect with their Inner Wisdom.

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I died as a mineral and became a plant;

I died as a plant and rose to animal;

I died as animal and I was a man.

Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?



I’m in a holding pattern. I’m holding too much, way too much, I hold it so tight that I’m almost crushing it, crushing myself. And it feels so heavy.

Holding on too tight to things that are impossible to hold- life, this moment, today, the past. 

I’m looking for the strength to let it all go, to lay it down to rest, to release it for it is not mine to hold, it never was.

I’m looking for the love and trust to say goodbye, to let it all go.


I’m dreaming of a lightness. I’m dreaming of things moving through and out, of twirling and dancing with the moment instead of trying to hold it. I’m dreaming of rest, of feeling fully supported in each moment- I don’t need to do the supporting.


I shut my eyes, I feel the earth beneath my feet, she’s soft and warm and willing. She whispers to me to lay it all down. I hesitate, but I know its time. I kiss all the things I’ve been holding, holding way too tight, and I give them over to her, I give them over to the earth where they belong. I place them on the ground and she receives them with such grace, I feel her smiling. She takes it all.


I feel the space created, I feel expanded. I sit awhile listening to her sigh- the breath of mama earth. I watch all the things she supports, I see flowers bloom and fade, I see leaves sprout and fall, I see all the life she holds in her depths. I see seasons come and go- she inhales, and she exhales.


And she too is supported. The stars, the moon, the sun, they support her- moving rhythmically with her inhale and exhale and I barely in a breath.


I inhale, hold, release, let go, empty, expanded, expectant, I inhale and so it goes.


“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi


Transient gifts of such wonder. We die with each moment so we may live into the next.


A million deaths in this life, a million moments to treasure, to breath in and live into, to exhale and release. Bittersweet cycles of life that teach us the beauty in each delicate moment. The dying in order to be reborn, renewed. The releasing in order to be expanded.  The composting and fertilising, the transformation and metamorphosis, the spiralling, cyclic spinning of life. And in it all the humbling of ourselves into what is so ready to support us for we too are just an exhalation.


“Maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us.” ~ Mary Oliver

galia alena. visual poet. beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser, visionary.

Join Galia for Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, Beloved Daughter, Goddess of Innocence and Growth, Hope

She intrigues me no end, this Queen of the Underworld and maiden Goddess of
Spring. Underestimated and over looked, dismissed as victim, child, pawn in the stories of others yet she is one who moves effortlessly between worlds, and dances in both the light and the shadow. She embodies the movements of life and death with such grace and isn’t scared to shadow mine. Dark feminine goddess, Goddess of Transformation, her gifts are as bountiful as the Spring she heralds.

♥  Shadow Mining
♥  Cycles
♥  Integration
♥  Rebirth & Transformation

We begin full moon in Scorpio Xx                 

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>>> Dark {Shaman’s} Moon: 25th of November (Sagittarius) <<<

Full moon in Gemini

Moon Energy: Transformation, shadow work and releasing the past, gratitude, reflection and integration.


Our dear friend Galia pulls cards in deep ceremony, often from her garden in Australia, & always invoking the 5 elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Spirit. Her readings are sometimes joined by animal guides, while she pulls from many years of intuitive practice with the Holy Trinity of Animal, Plant & Stone. For those looking to work with the lunar cycles in 2016, her readings will bring an important mirror to the path.

Get Galia's personalized reading for the year, 13 Moons, including a PDF of your reading, audio & a photograph of the cards drawn, here

xx, Maya 

visual poet. beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser, visionary.
Ultimately, all of my work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self.                 

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"When you do not speak, the thousand stars that lay upon your tongue slide back down your throat only to be swallowed one by one, jagged, pointed and weighing more than planets. When we swallow the truth, we turn our bodies into graveyards."

Tama Kieves

Two images insisted in speaking to you together this month, Shadow Gardener and Butterfly Song, one that speaks of mining our shadows and the other whose message is around speaking our truths.

We are in the tides of Samhain and I’m sitting to write this, deep in contemplation over how insistent  Butterfly Song was to come forward at this time, time of veils thinning and shadows emerging and how connected it is to Shadow Gardener, diving into our own shadows.

It is deep soul work to be constantly clearing the throat chakra, to ensure that the words that fly out are truly the words you wish to see set flight and that none are left behind, their delicate wings furled around their truths, your truths. I’m thinking both of those who were burnt at the stake for speaking their truths. I’m thinking of those who are silenced because their words might shake foundations long overdue to crumble. I’m thinking of how knowing our truths often requires us to walk the path of Persephone and traverse both the spring gardens in the light and the depths of the underworld, to incorporate it all into out being, the contradictions, the shadows and the light, all of it, all of us. I’m also thinking of those insidious little lies that slip out to shield someones feeling, to keep the peace, slowly wearing away at our integrity like water over a stone. It may seem calm but its slowly washing away parts of the whole.

Speaking our truth first means knowing our truth and that is not always easy especially given that truth is plural and ever changing. It involves diving into the underworld, looking in the shadow and claiming the truths that we don’t even wish to speak to ourselves. Owning it all, our humanness.

Speaking our truths also means knowing the difference between expression and projection- its the difference between expressing to clear and be seen vs inflicting and perpetuating.  Expression holds much power, the power of manifestation, and I think that this is where some of the fear comes in. It is where the heart must lead and intentions direct- trust in your divinity.

Rumi says 'The wound is the place where the Light enters you.’ and as much as I love the wisdom and beauty of Rumi, I lay in shavasana one day and it hit me that he had it backwards, the wound is the place where the light shines out of you, those delicate and vulnerable places of truth.

Sometimes I think our expression is our most important work, especially if we are to allow spirit to dream through us which spirit surely wishes to do.  Expression in its purest form connects the throat chakra with the sacral chakra in a creative dance of transformation led by Anahata chakra. Dive deep into your shadow gardens, dig deep in the fertile grounds of your truths, express cleanly and truly all that wishes to be born through your full and radiant expression. Let your expression dance spirit into this world.

Shadow Gardener: 

Shadow gardener
picking seeds off the bones, out of the darkness
what precious fruits
she will conjure 

Shadow gardener
diving past mask’s reflection through turbid depths filled fertile with life’s shunned unpolished gems 

Gentle hands
healing through attention, disregarded treasures
rise with flamed wings
to guide even Persephone 

Shadow Gardener rises through the veils by the wings of her gifted prize
no gold coins needed 

She who gardens the shadows stands tallest in the light 


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Welcome to Moon 4: New Moon in Scorpio.


The Sacred Blueprint is the name I have given to a trinity of cyclical time measurements that give structure to my days, months and years. The more I live in alignment with these natural cycles, the closer I am to both earthly and cosmic rhythms, as well as my own truth.

Keeping time in this way reminds me that I too am made ofthe same matter as the universe: stardust, fire, water, earth and air. 

As above, so below.

For me, the calendar month is a boxed-in, linear, intellectual way of timekeeping, whereas I *know* The Sacred Blueprint in my body. This is the way the ancestors kept time: watching planetary bodies dance in the skies; noting the ever-changing light’s increase, decrease and return; tracking these patterns with stone, bone and blood. 

The Sacred Blueprint is ancient, timeless and absolutely relevant to 21st century living. Over the next 3 moons I will share a little about each cycle in this trinity: The Lunar Cycle, The Wheel of the Year and The Medicine Wheel & The Four Directions.

By exploring these external rhythms in the world around you, you will begin to see how these cycles of change are reflected within your own inner landscape. You'll also begin to see how the trinity overlaps and interweaves, reflecting aspects of themselves within each other. 


The Lunar Cycle


The Moon has captured our imagination since we first began noticing and tracking the movement of planetary bodies in the sky. The Moon is our planet’s only natural satellite, and she is the closest planetary body to Earth. 

While there are many theories about the Moon’s origin, none are certain, and so she remains a mystery. In many myths from cultures around the globe, the Moon is often connected to the Goddess or Divine Feminine. She is Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone, depending on which phase she is going through on her monthly journey of transformation.

Each night, the Moon is either growing/expanding (waxing) or shrinking/contracting (waning). She is never static, always changing. Since her cycle around the Sun (as viewed from Earth) takes approximately 29.5 days and the “average” menstrual cycle takes approximately 28 days, the Moon has long been a symbol of women’s innate rhythms & feminine energy.

The Moon reminds us that the only constant is change, that endings become beginnings become endings, and that light and dark are forever entwined, both in the outside world and inside of our own psyches.

As above, so below.


The Dance of Earth, Moon and Sun

The Moon and Earth are in a magnetic field of opposite force, and the gravitational pull of the Moon influences the tides here on Earth, drawing water up and down the beach twice a day. Since our bodies are about 60% water, it would make sense that the Moon’s rhythms effect our own internal tides as well. However, tides aren’t just in the ocean, both the Earth’s atmosphere above our head and the Earth’s crust beneath our feet rise and fall to lunar rhythms.

The Moon and the Sun are in a relationship. One of the keys to understanding the lunar cycle is to notice where the Sun is, because the Moon’s phases depend upon the light from Sun.  There is an intricate dance between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon. Each day, the Moon rises in the east and sets in the west, like the Sun. She takes about one month to orbit Earth. The lunar month (a “moonth”) is measured from each new Moon to the next. There are 13 lunar months in a lunar year.

The Earth is spinning on her own axis as she rotates around the Sun. Simultaneously, the Moon is rotating around the Earth.  As the Moon rotates around Earth, the rays of the Sun bounce off of the Moon at different angles, which is why she is a different size every day/night.

This brings a key teaching of the Lunar Mysteries: the Moon acts as a mirror, reflecting the light of the Sun. While it is impossible to look directly at the Sun with the naked eye, we can easily observe the light of La Luna in all of her phases. In our action/light/yang obsessed culture, the Moon reminds us that darkness is an integral part of light: you can’t have light without shadow and shadow requires light. But I digress…


Contrary to what she looks like from our view on Earth, the Moon is not actually round. Research out of the University of California suggests the Moon actually looks more like a 'squashed sphere' that bulges at the side and is flat and the top and the bottom. One of the contributors says she resembles "a lemon with an equatorial bulge.” 

It is the gravitational pull of the Earth that draws the larger hemisphere of the Moon towards us, so that she looks round when we view her in the sky. Thus, we are actually only seeing one side of the Moon at any time. She also has a “dark side” which we cannot view from Earth, and this side of the Moon becomes beautifully lit on each Mew Moon and dark each Full Moon.

The Phases of the Lunar Cycle  

lunar phase.jpg

The lunar cycle is usually broken down into 8 phases; each phase lasts approximately 3.5 days. Together, these phases total one lunar month.

The lunar cycle begins with the New Moon. You can't actually see the Moon in the sky during this time because the moon rises and travels across the sky with the sun, setting when the sun sets. The only time you can see the New Moon is during a solar eclipse.  Then the Moon passes in front of the Sun and becomes visible, surrounded by the Sun's fiery corona. Energetically, the New Moon is a place of rest and rejuvenation. This is the time to set intentions or goals - ideas that you wish to cultivate and create during the upcoming lunar cycle. The keyword is for the New Moon is SEED.

Round about the third day of the lunar cycle, a tiny sliver of the Moon appears, called the Crescent Moon. This is when we can first see the Moon in the sky. She has moved 45 degrees away from the Sun and can be found hanging sweetly on the horizon right after sundown. Whenever I see the Crescent Moon I find myself feeling so much joy! Energetically this is a time of quiet incubation, similar to the germination of a seed beneath the soil that brings the first tender shoots of a plant. The keyword for the Crescent Moon is SPROUT.

She continues to be identified as Waxing Crescent until she is halfway to full - then she is called the First Quarter Moon. She is now 90 degrees away from the Sun. Think of these words, half full, and you can feel into the energetics of this phase. This is a time of choice and commitment to your New Moon intentions. It’s a great time to reaffirm the direction you are going, using discernment to course-correct as needed while you take action to realize your vision. The keyword for the First Quarter Moon is GROWTH.

As the Moon continues to wax (grow) she is called Gibbous Moon. She is now 135 degrees apart from the Sun, and while her continued growth represents the growing consciousness and outward expression of your intention, you must remember that even though the Gibbous Moon looks full, she isn’t. The energy is one of waiting, which can be the hardest thing to do! Feel free to fine-tune and analyze but don’t look for results yet. The keyword for the Gibbous Moon is BUD.

The peak of her waxing/expansion is the Full Moon. La Luna is  in direct opposition of the Sun (180 degrees apart), rising on the eastern horizon as the Sun is setting in the west. This is the most intense time during the lunar cycle and emotional energy is at a peak; in fact, the word lunacy is derived from luna and was thought to be a by-product of seeing too clearly by the light of the Full Moon. Over the years I've watched some of my biggest outbursts and arguments occur around the Full Moon. In my life I try to slow down during the day before, day of and day after the Full Moon. Energetically, you can use the light of the Full Moon illuminate the full meaning of the seed you planted back at the New Moon. The keyword for the Full Moon is FLOWER.

The peak expansion of the Full Moon lasts only a moment and then she begins to wane, making her way back towards alignment with the Sun. She is 225 degrees ahead of (or 135 degrees behind, depending how you view things) the Sun, and as she begins to slowly shrink she is known as the Disseminating Moon. The built-up tension of the Full Moon has been released, and the fruition of the cycle is complete. It feels right to disperse and distribute information at this time - teaching/sharing, writing, and journaling are all wonderful ways to engage with this energy. Look over the Waxing Moon cycle and notice what worked & what didn’t - take note of the results from the first half of the lunar cycle. The keyword for the Disseminating Moon is FRUIT.

As the Moon continues waning, she reaches the Third Quarter Moon. She is 270° ahead of (or 90° behind) the Sun. The time between the Full Moon and the New Moon is a time of shedding and releasing as the energy continues to wind down from the Full Moon high. The energy supports continued examination of the earlier part of the cycle: it is time to take stock, noticing where you might have veered off course from your intentions. You might even realize that the intention/goals you set for yourself weren’t quite in alignment with your true desires. This is a good time to figure out what to keep and what to let go of and to actively release whatever is outdated. The keyword for the Third Quarter Moon is HARVEST.

The Moon continues to wane until she has almost completely disappeared from the sky with the Balsamic Moon, sometimes called the Waning Crescent. She is 315° ahead (or 45° behind)the Sun. This is a great time to rest if you can - if possible, plan some down time during this phase. Even an afternoon off can do wonders for your own waning energy. This is the perfect time to clean and discard what you don’t want. Let go of whatever didn’t work out this cycle, no need to keep that energy lodged into your body/mind. Notice the tone of self-talk and move into as much compassion as possible. The keyword for the Balsamic Moon is COMPOST.

Living with La Luna

These days, it is very easy to follow the lunar cycle, as there are numerous lunar calendars available, including plenty of choices of apps for your smart phone. If it feels to overwhelming to pay attention to all 8 lunar phases, you can simply begin by becoming aware of the New Moon and Full Moon each lunar cycle.

From New Moon to Full Moon La Luna is waxing, and we are in the light cycle, while from Full Moon back to New Moon she is waning and we are in the dark/shadow cycle. Inhale and exhale, ebb and flow, start to notice how your own energy matches (or doesn’t) the lunar flow. Write notes in your calendar, in your journal, in your phone or right here in your copy of On Path.

You can also create a New Moon altar and/or intention at the beginning of the lunar cycle, using the keywords for each lunar phase to work with your intention over the course of the lunar month.

If you enjoy the Full Moon energy, place a quart of water outside overnight the eve of the Full Moon. The next day you will have charged Full Moon water to drink or to use for ritual. Likewise, you can lay out any magical tools you’d like to infuse  with lunar magic - crystals in particular will draw in her energy quite well.

In whatever way feels right to you, I encourage you to begin to deepen your relationship to La Luna by noticing her movements across the sky and in your life. Her rhythms are a reliable source of guidance during uncertain times. Tracking the lunar cycle is especially wonderful for peri-menopause when the familiar compass of the menstrual cycle begins to deconstruct. Unlike our unpredictable lives here on Earth, the Moon will never let you down. She always arrives exactly on time.

Next month Moon 5 | New Moon in Sagittarius 

The Sacred Blueprint{part two of three} -  The Wheel of the Year

Kristina Wingeier is a Lunar Mystic, Soul Counselor, and Intuitive Healer. Her services include: Soul Counsel Depth CoachingIntuitive Tarot Readings, and The Conscious Empath Sessions: Re-Patterning Energetic BoundariesHer e-course, The Conscious Empath // Foundation Sessions begins with the New Moon in Aquarius, 2/8/16. Find out more information and/or sign up HERE.

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