December Moon Musings by Bekah Turner

New Moon Tuesday 11/29 Full Moon Wednesday 12/14 New Moon Thursday 12/29 “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” (Rumi) The last month of 2016 opens with the waxing crescent moon already in the sky. December rules the longest nights of the year, leading us to winter solstice on 12/21, and so it is fitting that the universe offers us a cycle ruled by fire to sustain us through the darkness. This is not just any fire, but like a bonfire on a cold night. Imagine how many evenings our ancestors spent huddled around those life-giving Read the full article…

Moon Musings for September by Bekah Turner

New Moon/Annular Solar Eclipse 2am PST 9/1 Full Moon/Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 11:55am PST 9/16 Eclipse cycles bring new energy and transformation. The month of September 2016 carries two eclipses plus the autumn equinox on 9/22. We are being called to drop deeply into our bodies and dreams. We are being invited to focus on wholeness, connection and at the same time, to acknowledge the places where fragmentation occurs, where differences are formed. The yoga is between earth and water. Earth as impermanent, water as eternal. How do we flow between what is and what we hope will be? At the Read the full article…

Moon Musings for August by Bekah Turner

Happy August, yogis! The fixed fire/Mid-summer lunar cycle begins Tuesday August 2nd and ends Wednesday August 31st; the Intention: Focus on LOVE! Here is my favorite quote for this cycle, from the Sufi master and poet, Hafiz: Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the Whole Sky. The new moon begins the new lunar month. Yogis, like most ancient people, have always followed the moon and set their “holy” days around the potent phases. The full moon is the climax of the Read the full article…