Posts Tagged ‘family’

My daughter Alexandra is celebrating her 19th birthday today. We no longer reside together, so when I shared her gift with her a little early during one of her “pop-in, say hi’s and eat for free’s”, I had not yet purchased a card to go with her gift. She asked me to forgo the card and instead asked for a post that was just hers on her birthday.

So, here you go Ali-Boo…this one is just for you. (more…)


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Yesterday, I shared about my daughter’s Libra Sun being transited conjunct by Saturn, so she is also having Pluto square to her Sun at this time.

For myself, my natal Moon and Cancer Ascendant is being squared by Saturn and opposed by Pluto.

My natal Uranus is conjunct tr. Saturn and square tr. Pluto.

Everything feels to be of great meaning now.

Each day brings a new revelation.

Yet with each new insight, there is less and less certainty as to what the final outcome will be.

There are big changes right around the bend for myself, for both of my daughters, for all of us on this planet…

My daughter made a recent posting to her tumblr page that I feel captured this energy of change quite well and I thought I’d share it here, unedited.

My Moon’s heart is deeply touched by my daughter today and I feel proud of her, yet I am also a bit nostalgic and blue….

I suppose I should also mention, that transiting Jupiter is now upon my daughters IC, and almost upon my MC.

Blessings to All!

Feel free to share your personal thoughts/stories. Kachina


Excuse my terrible grammar

~APB 2/1/10

Day after day, I find myself standing in a chaotic mix of people rushing around a crowded train station. Everyone is always in a hurry to progress to their next destination, always so sure of where they are headed. To my right is a train heading to a place very familiar and comforting; a home if you will. A home full of memories and security. This place is however quite dull and filled with great loneliness. I look to my left and discover a chance to be taken somewhere new, to a place so beautiful and full of excitement and happiness. This place, as tempting as it may seem, is full of insecurity and risks to be taken.

Day in and day out, I stand before my two paths of choice. Never making any final desicions and being perfectly content sitting in stagnation. Suddenly, I begin thinking about time and how much of it I may or may not have left. I become anxious, panicking at the thought of having to decide. I know that I can not take any longer to make this choice. My mind is racing, and I know what I have to do. I inhale deeply, and enter the train on the left.

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A week before Christmas I wrote a bit of a tongue-in-cheek, true-moon story involving my daughters, nieces, and their grandmother.

If you missed it, you can find it here: Grandmother Gifts Snuggies in Attempt to Thwart Out-of-Wedlock Boot Knockin’

Yesterday my niece posted a pic from Christmas Eve  when the ladies-in-waiting were gifted their Snuggies from Grandma, and I figured since it was now out there on Facebook and Myspace it was open game for me picking it off and putting here. ((winks))

So here are four of the five ladies-in-waiting modeling their assortment of high-fashion Snuggies, on Christmas Eve, for Grandma.

If you know any of these young ladies, please don’t tell them you saw this here! ((shhhhh!)

Something else to add here:

Guess what this Momma was gifted for Christmas from Ali?

Absolutely..my very own Snuggie! 😉

I am now the proud owner of the Pepto-Pink style, and it rests faithfully on the sofa back, and I must admit, that not only does it keep you WARM..there is also enough for more than one in it..two most definitely, three or more if ya’ll are muppets.

The other bonus that may just allow those of us 40+ to still attract some “lovin-while-a-wearin” is the little fact that there are NO closures..none.

A whole lot like a big fuzzy hospital style gown.

Hmmm..a little imagination goes along way in that one, doesn’t it??

Have a Blessed day All!

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Here we are counting down the last days until Christmas, and all the young people in my life are a mixed bag of anticipation, hope and trepidation (((laughs))).

Yes, trepidation, over the possibilities of just what might be inside those innocuous appearing wrapped packages, under their grandma’s tree.

It is a well-known fact that grandmothers can, and will, gift you with what they think you need.

After all, they have eons more of experience in life matters than your parents do, and to them, your parents are still kids anyway so therefore they simply cannot be relied on to make sure you have everything you really, truly need.

Now make no mistake, if grandma feels you need Preparation-H (let’s not even get into how or why she would think that..UGH), but the point is, if she THINKS you need Preparation-H, you can bet your arse, that is exactly what you will be unwrapping in front of the whole family at Christmas.

And be prepared, to suck up your mortification and smile big for that picture you know she is going to insist on taking to mark that special occasion.

Nothing like being memorialized in the family albums for all-time with your big ‘ole grin and a tube of Prep-H. (((giggles)))

Who hasn’t been there done that one, though??!!

It is just a part of being a dutiful and appreciative grandchild, and if you were fortunate enough to have grandparents, and they treated you well as grandparents should..then hey, what’s a little personal mortification once or twice a year to show how much you love them, right?

So, onto the story that prompted this blog today.


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This past week, I have come to the certainty, that I am once again experiencing the rise of Kundalini.

My writing has taken a backseat this week, out of my current necessity to ground out this intense energy as it moves closer daily towards my crown.

I awoke today and found that I did want to write today,  not about healing or astrology advice for others, but about what this is like, the experience of Kundalini aroused.

I debated for a moment with myself over this, for I claim no authority in this area and I do not wish to represent that I do.

Yet, this has been a part of my life since 2002 when I had my first round with Kundalini.

Frankly, there is not much information accessible concerning Kundalini.

From my own experiences I believe this to be due to the likelihood that when one is in this experience, it is very difficult to bring into the human language ‘what this IS’.

After completion through the crown, you are left with much to assimilate and integrate. It is then possible to relate to others that which you acquired during your experience, yet, the essence of the experience is lessened.

So, I may attempt to share here a bit through my posts, of my daily experience, what it is like, as this particular episode unfolds.

My last experience in 2007 lasted in full peak experience for nearly 6 months.

This time, I have personal insights that lead me to believe this will be a much more grounded experience than mine was in 2007, and likely to be of shorter duration.

Though, I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see! 🙂

I have a little snippet to share, just something small, that is not directly about my current experience, yet for some reason unknown to myself, I wished to share this first, before I begin with blogging anything else of this experience of mine here.


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H6For those born to the Pluto conjunct Uranus generation, it has been an often frustrating task attempting to not only identify what our talents and interests are, yet also to find a way to bring our talents and interests into the world in a realistic manner that affords us positions in careers that satisfy our need to do what we love.

As Saturn transited Virgo the past 2 years, and we experienced our Pluto’s being conjuncted by transiting Saturn(amongst other Saturn conjunctions if you are one with many Virgo tenants), we experienced the ‘death’ of much that we thought we were about, including any glimmer of what we felt we were on this planet to do.

Many of us experienced a period of being in the void, with absolutely no preconceived idea’s or dreams still remaining as a road map as to where we were heading to next in our careers, or even how to begin to look for a job of any nature when just looking through the Help Wanteds left one in a state of apathy.

Now, some of the Pluto-Uranus generation born earlier, had their breakthroughs when Saturn then conjuncted their Uranus and brought in the fresh air of change and un-expected surprises.

Those of us born late into this generation, are just now having our breakthrough’s. (more…)

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Saturn is now transiting Libra, the sign of balance and relationship.  Straight out of the gate, Saturn got down to business and my daughters wasted no time in getting ‘into the ring’. wonder-girls

My youngest, Ms. A,  just recently became an adult. Oh, she is absolutely in her glory to be 18!

My eldest, Ms. K, is over the hill as far as her younger sister is concerned. Even though in December  she is just coming up on the ripe, old age, of 22.

Their mother, moi, is thoroughly ensconced in mid-life transits amongst the other larger term transits we all are weaving through. This past September I said hello to 40. Those of you that have ‘been there, done that’, you get it. Where I am. If you haven’t yet ‘been there, done that’..you’ll understand when you get your chance at bat.


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