Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope your day is wonderful. Up here in the mountains we plan on having a quiet and restful day, which includes me not cooking. We have a family-owned restaurant across the road that prepares everything from scratch, including the desserts, my husband will go over and pick it all up. So, an extra day off for me, plus the joy of NOT cooking, which I really am not good at. Unless you count my alchemical skills of turning food into charcoal. Or the way I can twirl a fire extinguisher. I seem to have been born without a cooking gene. Or a cleaning gene, for that matter. But I came equipped with several extra take-out genes, so it’s okay. I hope everyone arrives safely at their destination, avoids all discussions of religion and politics if possible, and has a joyful day. Let there be peace. And stuffing. And maybe pie. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine

The Hunters Moon

The November Full Moon between the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus is also called The Hunters Moon. It is full today, 11/17. It is a powerful and intense Full Moon. Be kind to yourself. It’s a soft, dreamy day up here in the Catskills. Raining. You can feel winter coming. A good day for ceremony. Candles, Sage, or Incense. Set a positive intention for yourself and the world, which sorely needs it. Be the Rainbow somebody needs to see right now. May this Full Moon bring you Blessings. Rev Judith Star-Medicine

A powerful time

As the Planet Mercury is once again Direct, no longer Retrograde, it is, along with the Sun in Scorpio and Saturn in Scorpio, making some very positive and powerful aspects. Mercury is the Planet that rules communication. The mental process. As it Trines Neptune in Pisces, both of them in Water signs, signs of emotions and feelings, we are offered a new opportunity to see more clearly what we need. Also, to have a clearer vision about reality. Truth. Mercury is also coming to Conjunct ( connect with) Saturn, the Planet of discipline, patience, and wisdom. This is a wonderful time. We want to make the most of it.

Maya Angelou once said ” The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” I love that quote. It applies now, because this is a time of clear vision, insight, and stepping into the reality of people’s choices. Accepting what is. And moving on from there, rather than staying stuck in a fantasy of what we wish others might become.

This is a time of mindfulness. Reflection. Radical honesty about who and what grows our Soul, and who and what doesn’t. A time of renewed commitment to our Spiritual practice. We cannot be lazy now, this Cosmic alignment is rich with opportunities and blessings, but we must stay awake and aware. There is no room for excuses, because this train is leaving the station, with or without us. Pay attention. Notice. Observe. Every action tells you something. Signposts are everywhere. It’s going to be a great ride. All aboard the train to our dreams, our destiny.

Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine