gratituesday 10/28

The moon is new in Scorpio today; the sun and moon conjunct in Scorpio. Can you feel it? Pluto is on its way back to Capricorn after a few months retrograde in Sagittarius. Once Pluto lands up in Capricorn around Thanksgiving, it will stay there until 2024. A cultural shift from Pluto’s influence (renewal and destruction both) over ideology and religion (Sagittarius) to government and business—and integrity, discipline and caution (Capricorn). Pluto has already started to and will continue to shake, rattle and roll in these areas. What’s not on a solid foundation—personally and collectively—will fall.

It’s the Scorpio season, the season of my birth sign. Pluto rules Scorpio. This is the annual time for watching what no longer works being torn down from within or without. Like the leaves falling from the trees, decomposing and releasing their nutrients for next year’s new growth, this is nature’s way to periodically strip us down to our essence. This is a the way to new breakthroughs, this is how we get to new levels of empowerment and awareness.

Whatever falls apart now was unsustainable.

I am grateful and blessed.

I have my car back. Finally. $900+ later. Blessed be.

I got to a meeting and spoke to my sponsor.

I took the night off and was quiet.

I went to bed early and slept well.

I am getting excited about Hawai’i.

I ate well and moderately.

I am grateful.

Take a deeper dive — more articles like this one...

Do you see obstacles to your happiness? Who put them there?

What obstacles do you put between yourself and your happiness?

Sometimes Mercury retrograde can be merciless


Farewell 2015, an obituary


The gifts in the silence


What needs a little love and attention? Start with your chakras.


Sharing birthday and Day of the Dead happiness — a gift for you!



I’m a barely tamed hippie, sage, seasoned, sarcastic (not all the time any more, but still). I’m a mom, a daughter, sister, a neighbor, and a friend. I’ve been on this meandering journey — like you, probably — seeking a better connection to and experience of peace, harmony, and fun in every bit of life. I’m single, quite good at it, and mostly love it. I’m here for the conversations I get to have with you, which these days center on exploring the mystery and beauty of life, work, health, aging, and creative expression. Want to know a little more about me and my journey? Explore the site. Read the blog. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Chime in!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *