The new year, 2023 is the year of the water rabbit. The energy is strong in Capricorn. New beginnings, grounded energy and what actions we must take in order to be clear on what we intend.
Sometimes we might have to go backwards in order to go forward. Reflection is key to self awareness and self actualization. So what do we want? What intentions do we want to set for this new cycle?
Check where Capricorn is in your chart. What house is Capricorn in, and possibly what planets. This is the place where new beginnings will be strongest.
Mercury is also in retrograde. Which will have us revisiting our foundations and getting things going. A feeling of motivation and excitement will be felt.
The first quarter moon is where we would like to change, grow or expand. Allow yourself to dream and imagine what it might be like to make a change, even if it doesn’t seem positive right now.
Chinese New Year
This is the new year of the water rabbit! A fortuitous year. According to Chinese astrology, this Chinese New Year starts on 22 January 2023 and ends on 9 February 2024. The year 2023 is symbolized by longevity, peace, prosperity, benevolence and fertility.
Spend time reflecting on where and how you desire for these themes to show up in your life. Set your intentions, and list actions you will take to achieve those desires.
I have been painting birth chart’s for people for the past two years and it has been such an honor and privilege! When people connect with their painting so deeply, it is such a beautiful feeling. Knowing that my art allows others to connect with who they are at a deep level, is the greatest reward.
Here are the paintings I have created so far!
So to being the process I use the birth date, time and place of the individual to generate an astrology reading of their time of birth. This is known as the birth chart or natal chart.
Then I read the aspects of the chart which includes the planets, houses, and constellations. Generating an over all view of the energy of the person. From here I begin the intuitive painting process.
Intuitive painting is a process in which I get into a mindful state of being, and allow the paint and tools to lay the ground work for the energy I am focusing on. When I read a persons energy through astrology I often receive visuals that I incorporate into the work. The constellations and the symbols of the zodiac signs are also included into the work.
Birth Chart paintings are $250. *they will increase to $300 in 2023.
Since then I have written 14 blogs about the crypto space and blockchain technology. In December 2017 I wrote about how cryptos were being seen by the IRS and reminding everyone to view this new technology at the early stages…
This is important information… this is about being aware of what is going on, and be open to learning the new way now rather than later. Being at the beginning of the bell curve and taking advantage of this opportunity to stand in our own power and be self sovereign.
I began writing blogs about setting up cryptocurrency wallets, backing them up and keeping your information safe. I’ve touched on ICO’s, learning on Coinbase, stablecoins, Blockstack, and NFT’s.
With all of that said, I am definitely in a better place now financially than in 2017. Cryptocurrency has shifted the way I see money, and the way I interact with currency.
There is no doubt the market has grown exponentially, and will continue to grow as we are still in the adoption stage.
I did a survey once and asked people 4 questions about cryptocurrency.
One question was, “How important is blockchain education?” 15 out of 16 people who answered the survey questions said it was important!
Another question was “Do you hold cryptocurrency?” 13 out of 16 said no.
So people think it’s important to learn about, and can see it has promise, but they do not understand it enough to invest in it.
That is why doing the research is the first step. Understanding information is always key to doing new things.
Blockchain technology is here to stay, its already implemented in so many ways, and cryptocurrency doesn’t seem to be going any where anytime soon. The market cap went from 900 million in 2013 to its current value at 2.6 trillion. That is a 288,789% increase in 8 years.
Get off Zero
The amount of money I invested in the past 5 years has grown exponentially, (and it was not a massive amount of money). Some of that investment went into fees, creating NFT’s, and business transactions. It has also went into things for my family such as a new puppy, tractor, and home improvements. I can say without a doubt, getting into cryptocurrency has been the best investment I have made.
Even the astrology speaks of how there is a huge financial transformation happening. There are even TikTok users who are using astrology to read whats happening with the crypto market.
Lately there has been so much talk about how our world is adopting cryptocurrency! From other countries using bitcoin, to President Biden writing an executive order for our government to research into creating our own US central bank digital currency!
This is the time to get off zero… if you are interested in taking the first step we would like to talk to you. We want to assist those who are interested in learning and actually investing in their future.
I truly believe that others should get off zero and begin to invest in this new technology and the financial shift that is currently taking place. I would love to use what I have learned and my journey to help others thrive!
It’s the time of year when the cycle of our planet begins again. We celebrated the new year on January 1st, and then again on the first full moon and the first new moon after the winter solstice.
The Annishinabe celebrate the new year on the first new moon after the winter solstice. This signified that sun was making its way back to the earth. The sun is the life giver, and so starts the new cycle, the new year.
In Chinese culture we are in the year of the metal rat. The rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, thought to have won that title by tricking the ox. The rat is seen as a sign of wealth and surplus in Chinese culture. The rat is associated with the Earthly Branch in Chinese astrology, and the midnight hours. In terms of yin and yang, it is considered ‘yang’ and represents the beginning of a new day.
We are in Aquarius season which is the time when the sun has entered the constellation Aquarius, until February 19th. With the Sun now in Aquarius, you might feel more even-tempered, artistic, sociable, and peaceful in your general attitude to life. Open yourself up to new ways of expression. Investigative nature or spend time learning about science,astrology and spiritual subjects. Now is the time to be your weird self!
The definition of weird comes from the scottish word that means one’s destiny. To be weird is to be most aligned with oneself and their destiny!
This is the perfect year to be you to your fullest potential! Don’t hold back… Be WEIRD!
Today I released a lot… I let go of old memories, and stories…I started rewriting my mental story.
Today I mourned and grieved… for situations I wish I had, and relationships I have never experienced.
Today was a heavy day. Energetically speaking. I felt it heavy in my chest, which made it hard to focus on any task. As soon as I arrived home I got a migraine. I had already decided that I was going to do yoga this evening so I chose Yoga for Migraines. It was exactly what I needed… and as I lay in shivasana massaging the base of my neck, an explosion tears occurred… emotions and memories… all based around fear.
As I continued to rub my neck, I was experiencing the memories emotionally and physically again…as if I was there in that moment. Realizing that I was releasing old patterns. The fear I felt in each memory told me I have been programmed to be scared. Scared of being hurt… physically, mentally and emotionally. Fear of being hurt… and causing someone else to react in a manner that would hurt me.
Being the reason for my own pain.
It was a lot…. I cried and replayed the memory and felt the experience and cried more… the crying was almost as automatic as my breath…it was as if my body was physically releasing the energy and old patterns.
After a few breaths in each memory, the fear subsided and I was no longer scared of that outcome because I knew that in this moment I Am that I Am.
Releasing the fear lead me to mourning the absence of an experience that the majority of people have in their lifetime… the opportunity to meet my mother’s parents, and to grow up with active grandparents. Which makes me wonder… is there a statistic on the number of people who grow up without one or both sets of grandparents?
To me this is important because it has to do with the knowledge of self, so to speak. Our energy is made up of our ancestors’ choices and experiences, and our children’s children will be made up of our choices and experiences. Knowing oneself is vital to growth and evolution. So being able to spend time with your grandparents and learn from them more about who you are, is very important.
So I mourned my mother’s parents. I mourned the absence of an authentic relationship with my fathers parents. I grieved for not being able to speak to them, and ask them questions about their lives and their parents lives. I grieved for never being able to hug them and feel their presence in the physical realm. I allowed myself to feel what I was feeling.
And then I felt their presence…. in the space my breath had created… and for the first time I realized what this season was truly about. What our ancestors acknowledged and celebrated…. when the energy of the world is aligned and the veil is thin… this is when we can communicate with our ancestors and this is when we can learn from them.
Of course this is the perfect timing for releasing. Aside from the fact that there are major astrological events happening… It is almost all hallows eve, Samhain, and Dia de la Muertos. This is the perfect time for us to get in touch with who we are through our painful memories… to release the fears surrounding those experiences and fill ourselves with love and gratitude.
Who you are encompasses all of your relatives.
To connect with our ancestors and dig deeper into who we are, we can meditatively let go and release what we “know” of our ancestors experiences through mourning, grieving and celebrating the life experiences that lead them to be who they were… filling those memories in with golden light of peace, love, and gratitude. Then celebrate them throughout the week by remembering their light… perhaps light candles for them.
Do what you feel in your heart you should do…as you have all the answers within.