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Full Strawberry Moon or Full Rose Moon

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Full Strawberry Moon is also called Rose Moon or Flower Moon.  Called the Full Strawberry Moon in our area because the strawberries are ready to be picked.  It is one of the first harvests of the year.  Like strawberries we start to see the fruits of our labor.  This is a good time to focus on the seedlings that have started to really grow.

In my personal life, this year, I am starting to find myself feeling stronger from working out more.  I am also happier with my life and feel like everything is becoming more organized.  So I will continue to focus on work\life balance and working on my practice.

Full Flower Moon

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This moon shares its energy with other May holidays — but it has a deeper meaning, too.
Much like the Pagan sabbat Beltane and the more secular May Day, Flower Moon observations revolve around the bounty and beauty of nature this time of year (hence the moon's name). If you wish, you can absolutely spend this lunar phase celebrating nature and keep it as simple as that — after all, just taking a walk can be a full moon ritual. That said, this is also a great time to focus on the changes going on in your personal life, rather than the outside world. For me this year, it is really learning to take care of myself and look to my future health.  On May 1st I started going to Rock Steady Boxing and it is helping me a lot.

Beltane 2017

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Beltane is a time of Expression - it is time to express your intentions.  You have planned and created and now it is time to really work on your intentions.  This year I am seeing the possibilities of my new practice/career and need to keep working on it to make it thrive.

My Seeds of Intent
1.  Continue to work on my health
Made an appointment with my doctor to work on glucose levels and started Rock Steady Boxing.
2.  Start balancing my case load so it is not overwhelming
Turned down a client that would have taken too much energy - accepting more transgender clients.
3.  Continue to follow the path the Goddess has put in front of me especially when it comes to being a therapist. 
Doing more to celebrate the Sabbats and using aromas in the house along with seasonal decorations.
4.  Continue to process letting go of my daughter.
Keep working on my emotions.
5.  Be good to myself.
Not getting so stressed out when the house is not cleaned and organized.
6.  Focus on organizing…

Full Wind or Seed Moon

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In April, about halfway through the month, the thunderstorms of March are beginning to subside, and the wind picks up which is often why this is called the Wind Moon.  Seeds are being blown about on the breezes, spreading life all around from one place to the next. In fact, this lunar cycle is often known as the Seed Moon. Trees have buds on them, spring daffodils and tulips abound, and the birds are nesting once more. Much like March, this is a time of conception and fertility and new growth.

For me, it is just that.  I am starting a lot of new growth.  I have come to peace with my feelings about my daughter and accepting my Parkinson's.  I have found a great program called Rock Steady Boxing that hopefully will help me get to where I want to go.  I will miss the rains and the speed of growth and creation around me, but look forward to working on my seeds of intent and my life.

Ostara \ Beginning of Spring

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Today, March 19th, is the first day of SPRING!!!!
This is what is happening to my seeds of intent:
1.  Continue to work on my health - now looking for a personal trainer
2.  Start balancing my case load so it is not overwhelming - raised my fees and taking more on my gender specialty side.
3.  Continue to follow the path the Goddess has put in front of me especially when it comes to being a therapist - just letting options open in front of me,
4.  Continue to process letting go of my daughter - did a very intense therapy that has helped.
5.  Be good to myself allowing myself to focus on emotional and then switching to physical not trying both at the same time.
6.  Focus on organizing my life so it allows me to do what I need to do to be good to myself - constantly working on new ways of being organized.
I am motivated to keep actively working and creating the picture of my future - I have good days and bad days but the good is outweighing the bad.

Today I had a wonderful day with…

Moving forward

So today I did a lot of self care and keeping the house organized.  This is really helping me feel good.
I had a great therapy session and my therapist feels I am much more relaxed.  I feel relaxed too!  I am trying to stay on top of things because I get depressed when I don't.  Here is hoping the rest of today is as good as the first part.

Balance

I have been struggling with balancing my life.  I am one of those people who is often an all or very little person.  When I get tired or depressed or my body is hurting, I struggle to do even the basics.  The house gets messy quickly, everything gets backlogged and so forth.

But then I get energy back or feel better and suddenly I have a really good day of cleaning and I am able to keep up for a few days or weeks and then I slide back.  I am trying to find the balance - today I am soar because yesterday I cleaned house for 8+ hours - so today I am taking it easier and picking up and keeping things clean but not taking on huge projects.

Although I took care of 2 annoying things.   The Master Bath Toilet whistled loudly every time you flushed it so I took care of that and our alarm was telling us the keypad had low batteries so I took care of that.  Let's hope I can keep up with things for a bit.