Larch

Highlights from Spring 2014: Plants & Planets

"Astrology is AMAZING! I’ve been skeptical but I feel like I’ve just had an X-ray of my soul taken….like the insight of years of therapy, but better. The clarity of seeing my most fundamental traits and patterns through this vocabulary is astonishing. If anyone is feeling “stuck” in your life and seeking insight on what your gifts and challenges in this lifetime are all about, or on the ways that you are here on earth to evolve and develop then Portland School of Astrology comes with my highest recommendation!"
~ Isobel, Social worker

"I mentioned in class before that it felt like much of the static in my brain died away, so I could see what I needed for my next step. Some of my vital force has returned; for the past two weeks, I've eaten a good breakfast and lunch-taking the time to nurture myself in that way (which is a biggie, because although I've never struggled with eating disorders, feeding myself with good food has always seemed exhausting to me). The first 2 weeks of taking the formula felt like a release for me and I have received many insights to things that previously I would have gone around and around in trying to figure out. I really loved the format of the class and both Jen and JP are great teachers!"
~ Erin, Student

"I am inspired to contribute to pursuing astrology and it is nice to have met a beautiful group of people, that is open-minded and supportive."
~ Minh, Interior Designer

This music piece and lyrics were created by a student to represent the archetypal Aries moon, which is her moon sign. Aries is the impulsive warrior spirit and pioneer who calls on her independent and creative will to engage in life.

ARISE by S*ALT".
(lyrics)

I am the cardinal fire
I am the first thing ever
I am the springtime fever
I am fervent desire
I am rash dynamism
I am emphatic bravado

I am
The ram
When you notice me
leading the pack,
if you dare step up

Flower Essences for the Leo Moon

Leo the leader is a playful clown or a performer. The lioness commands attention as the golden child who creatively serves the collective from being centered in the heart. It is important for Leo to be free to create without getting too caught in the subjective opinions of the audience. This way she learns to express without fear from a place of generosity.

Some people may think of Leo as narcissistic, or a dramatic Queen Bee, but Leo in its highest expression has the ability, as astrologer, Adam Gainsburg says to "center in oneself" and share one's joy. The Leo-type is learning to radiate self-love and authentic creative expression.

This is the self-actualization that comes from the development of the ego. This playful child heart wants to be special and in the limelight but may also be shy because she can be afraid of risking rejection and humiliation. The sensitive Leo type may withdraw for safety and security and in order to individuate and develop a unique creative process. To learn more about the "Offstage Leo" listen to this podcast here.

To learn more about the Moon, Flower Essences & Astrology you can purchase my teleclass "Flower Essences for the Moon and the Sacred Feminine" here.

Here are some key flower essences that support these Leo themes.

Star Thistle: Ability to share with others due to an inner feeling of abundance, generous and inclusive

Buttercup: Radiant inner light, unattached to outer recognition or fame; self-assured