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…

November Moon Musings by Bekah Turner

November Moon Musings by Bekah Turner “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Full moon in Taurus Monday 11/14 New Moon in Sagittarius 11/29 The calming, cooling water element guides us into the last autumnal month of November and the first week is truly about slowing down and letting go. Overall, November invites deep reflection and appreciation of the physical and emotional realms. This is a month of feeling feelings and loving the body and home we find ourselves in at this time. The full moon on the 14th is earthy, grounded Read the full article…

Moon Musings for October by Bekah Turner

Full Moon Saturday 10/15 9:23pm PDT New Moon Sunday 10/30 10:38am PDT “if the ocean can calm itself, so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air.” ― Nayyirah Waheed October begins the day after the first new moon of Autumn. The first half of this month brings us a chance to catch our breath and find our center. The air element is increasing and as the days begin to wane, we are encouraged to slow down, take our time with important tasks and focus on that which is truly important to our lives at this time. Appreciate 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…