So … About This Portal

In Energy Update by Sonja

What the Lion’s Gate Portal is … and isn’t. Anytime someone says “portal,” you can color me excited. I love a good galactic energetic funnel right into my third eye – sign me up. As such, I love the idea of the Lion’s Gate Portal every August 8th, a time to open the comm lines to the spiritual world a little wider, download some new info, get manifesting, tap into transformative energy, yum. In trying to write from an astrological perspective this week, and I noticed … that was difficult. There didn’t seem to be anything super clear explaining what …

Self-Care Is Not Always Sunny

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Sometimes, self-care looks like anger.Sometimes, it’s running as hard as you can into a strong wind.Sometimes, it’s wrestling a tree instead of hugging it. (Spoiler alert: it’ll probably be a tie.)These days, there’s a lot of focus on rest and relaxation when it comes to taking care of yourself. And it’s no surprise – as a culture, and particularly in the workforce, the pressure on the individual to produce has been out of sync with how the human body works for a long, long time.So rest is needed, no argument here.That doesn’t mean it’s the only kind of self-care.There’s an …

Moon Opposite Pluto: April 19th and May 16th, 2021

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The moon’s opposite Pluto today, through tonight (PDT).If you’re feeling scared or maybe hopelessness, this might be a contributing factor. (Whew!) Pluto asks where you can transform. Where do you need to reimagine what’s possible. For the next couple months, Pluto is sending us an energy I call “The Boundary.” This powerful position asks you to look at where you may be limiting your thoughts and expectations. Pluto throws these limits under a microscope for you to examine and tear down (if you are so inclined). When you throw the moon in there in opposition, the emotions feel bigger and …

New Moon Sunday, April 11

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Y’all, New Moon on Sunday! As an Aries energy, it’s about new beginnings, fresh starts. But hold up, that’s not all. When we zoom in a little closer, this positioning is the Archetype I call “The Expansion.” It’s frisky. Wriggly. Wants to pop. It can be a time of brand new beginnings if that’s what you need. But it might be a time to explore what it looks like to have your shit level up. There’s a secret hiding in this energy. Expansion requires detachment – a willingness to release the past, and move forward into the future without expectation …

Moon Opposite Mercury Today

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Y’all. The moon today and tomorrow has some intensity to it. Right now and through tomorrow, the moon is opposite Mercury. (That’s not the intense part yet.) Mercury is all about the mind and intellect. (Nope, not the intense part yet either.) When the moon and Mercury are opposite (as they are regularly), tension can show up between our minds and our hearts, and there’s room for more doubt to show up to the party. What’s especially powerful about today and tomorrow is not just that they’re opposite, but where they’re opposite – the moon is moving through a patch …

Moon Weather, Nov 18, 2020

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Today’s moon position is a pretty dynamic one. Right now, we’re in Hexagram 54, “The Marrying Maiden.” This position brings an energy of transformation, of something shifting that is outside your control. This can show up a lot of ways. It can feel frustrating if the change is something you don’t want, or are pushing against in some way. And, part of Hexagram 54 is revealing hidden potential, bringing new possibilities. So if we’re pushing against a change, this can be a really frustrating point in time. There’s no shame if that’s where you’re at, either – that’s a normal …

Full Moon, Oct 1

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Tomorrow’s full moon is a brute, y’all. Don’t fret though, I’ve got some strategies for you at the end. If you just want to jump to the hope, pop on down to the purple hearts. I won’t mind.Ready? Buckle up, here we go … The moon spends most of tomorrow moving through 17, “Following.” The moon in this hexagram is like being in a river with a strong current. All connected, a series of events moving along, with a flow that is hard to resist. Just after turning completely full, the moon moves into 21, “Biting through” or “eradicating.” (Doesn’t …

Today’s Energy – “Jaws” and “Returning”

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I wasn’t going to do one of these this weekend. Then, I read the energy for today, and I changed my mind. Today’s energy is all about your mouth. … Kinda weird, right? Today the moon is in Hexagram 27, moving in to 24 later this evening. Hexagram 27, is translated as “Nourishment,” “Corner of the Mouth,” and in at least one translation, “Jaws.” As you might expect, the translation lends itself well to a literal observance of what you put in your face. Thankfully, though, this isn’t a lecture on a balanced diet, or staying firm in your keto …

Weekend Energy – August 29-30

In Energy Update, Limiting Beliefs by Sonja

A question I keep wrestling with … Energy reports are all fine and good, but what the fuck good are they when the world is burning? Why do I care about where the moon is today when some [white] punk can kill people in a crowd and then go home? It’s something I keep coming back to, and I’m not going to jump into “love and light”. What I do know, is that I need to be in both places. I need to be pissed off and fighting for what’s right – which for me, means voting, educating myself, confronting …

Weekend Energy – August 22-23

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This morning I was working on the Weekend Energy and nothing felt right. Everything felt off.  Welp. Turns out, rather than looking at the hexagram numbers, I had started looking at the number I use to sort them into the astrological order. I was looking at the absolute wrong information. 🤦‍♀️🤣 So I want to start today’s write up by saying, listen to your instincts. (You hear me, me?! 😆) When something feels off, give that feeling some time and space to expand, so that you can see what it is. Is there something that needs adjustment, something that feels …