Full Moon in Gemini…Unlock your Abundance!

La Luna, the gorgeous Moon turns Full in the astrological sign of Gemini at 4:44pm Central time on Wednesday, November 25th. The presence of this moon will last for a span of 48 hours and bring with it a surge of abundance and freedom!

It is absolutely fitting that it moves through as the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving, a traditional time to celebrate harvest and family. The moon space will also generate this notion of prosperity and asking you to question the areas of your life that are ripe with possibility.

What in your life feels so full and rich that it’s ready for more? The New Moon on 11/11 asked you to release what was heavy so you could pass the gateway into manifesting your dreams.  Now, the Moon beckons you to continue to go for your desires and push the trigger for more. Areas of focus on are self care and health as well as launching new career endeavors.

This moon falling in Gemini will govern over our communication. Watch what you say and be clear and direct with your words. Gemini rules the throat chakra and we need to not only say what we want but listen first to the inner guidance from your soul. Watch for when your mind will try to convince you otherwise and reframe. How true are the judgements you are making? I mean, really?  The cosmos are telling us it’s okay to break the rules. They were never really yours to follow to begin with!  Imagine what could happen if you just trusted and let the universe take the reigns from there?

I’m offering a guided MP3 meditation to ease you through this moon. It will provide confidence & clarity with a bit of sweet surrender as you move into this next phase. You can access it here. It’s great to listen to solo or with your family before you feast!  During the 45 minutes you’ll learn more about what the Full Moon means in Gemini, activate your throat chakra, as well as journey with your Angels to unlock the magical cornucopia of abundance + prosperity! And of course leave time for burning at the end!

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You can also view my latest YouTube video to learn more about how to engage in this Moon Magic.

Sending you peace + love of the cosmic forces during this blessed time!

p.s. need extra guidance to up your self care and portion control throughout the holidays? My friend Gabby has you covered! She’s offering her amazing digital program at a delicious discount until Friday! Check it out here.

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From Working Corporate to my own Light business!

Six months ago I went from working for someone else, to the ultimate someONE. My new CEO? Why that of the divine source, working in sync with me and what I was ready to offer!

Since the Fall of 2011, I was ready for more. I had fell to my knees two years prior, realizing I had no sense of who I was and spiraling quickly down a rabbit hole. After getting help, I received a more clear understanding of my purpose to guide people so they can feel more satisfied and present in the moment. And now it was time to implement. I received training at the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), met individuals with the same passion and desire to help, and enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-school to beef up my business savvy ways. During this time I was living in Philadelphia, working as an administrative assistant for a law firm. I knew the role had a shelf life and I was setting myself up for the expiration date.

Then the day came when the firm announced the office was closing and I was offered a transfer to NYC. I was just finalizing my coaching practice and unclear if it was a sign I was ready to go on my own in Philly or take the leap to the world’s biggest metropolis.

I was single and open, so I jumped into a new chapter in NYC. And with that it meant 12 hour days and working weekends as the firm caught up from the move. I was living out of suitcases and cardboard boxes the first 2 months until my parents intervened and helped me unpack.  Some mornings I’d cry when the moment came that I couldn’t hit the snooze again. I’d dread the subway rides where I was pushed and crammed in with other people just as miserable.  People outside the city would comment how exciting it must be and it broke my heart. The first year in the city was a long one and with the hours I was working I saw my coaching dreams slip further and further away.

I knew I had to make a change. I wasn’t experiencing the city or my life for that matter in a way that felt fulfilling. And I couldn’t let go of my coaching dreams. It haunted me regularly. The very fact that I hadn’t moved on from the idea added to it’s value.  So I put in my notice at the law firm and in August of 2013, at the onset of my 30th birthday, I “escaped”.

At that point in time, freedom was not having to go into an office anymore or miss out on events because I was working late. It  now meant having time to develop my business, get speaking gigs, and start working with clients.

Except none of that ever happened. As much as I promoted and hoped, no one wanted to make the investment to work with me or come to my events. Living in midtown Manhattan, my financial resources were burning up quickly and my fear was going into hyperdrive. I tried to keep it all together on the outside but inside I was freaking out.

My life was becoming unmanageable. I had hit rock bottom, yet again.

And just like the last time, with embarrassment and confusion, I needed help. And so three months after my 30th birthday, I found myself back in a cubicle again. Back to the pain at the sound of my alarm and the sadness that washed over me squeezing into the subway car every morning.  For awhile, I resisted hardcore. While I didn’t let my work performance suffer, I resented the new company I was working as an assistant for. I got upset when they made extra demands or an entrepreneurial event came up that I couldn’t go to because of them.

Once again, the same story unfolded and I was miserable and doubting my purpose. I didn’t understand why I was brought to NYC if I was going to struggle and I hated that it felt like I was just coasting through my life. I was constantly reaching my breaking point until one day I decided to surrender.

It was the moment of surrender that brought me to my horoscope that read I should take a Kundalini Yoga class. So I did.

And I fell in love with the practice. They said to keep coming back. And so I did.

Kundalini Yoga taught me to learn to work with the resistance I was feeling, not against it. It allowed me to see my challenges not as set backs but set forths into new ways of doing things. It allowed me to see how I was holding myself back in my resentment and tamper tantrums of not getting my way and instead realize it wasn’t all about me. It was about something far greater, if I could just get myself into a space of trust and patience to receive it.

I was guided to Gabby Bernstein‘s work and enrolled in her Masterclass soon after. I was placed in a community of light workers where we could simply believe and inspire each other. I felt encouraged to explore my other gifts outside of coaching such as Astrology and Tarot. I felt that maybe there was hope for me after all.

So what happened next?  I left my Corporate job in the Spring of 2015 and haven’t looked back since! Here are the top tips I learned to eventually transfer out of my 9-5 and into my light full time!

  1. Your current job is a spiritual experience. When I first started my work with Gabby, I would complain that I was ready to start coaching full time now. Surely, she could understand the passion and desire I felt!  Quite the contrary. She put me in my place and advised that I wasn’t ready. The desire to leave wasn’t enough. Not only did a need a more clear plan in place, I also needed to learn to appreciate the place that was supporting me. She reminded me that I had a responsibility not only to myself but those I’d come to serve one day. I needed to utilize my current job to afford me the opportunities to advance to the next level, such as continuing her Masterclass and receiving my Kundalini Teacher Training. And therefore, I needed to have respect for where I was clocking in. Utilize your current role to give you the benefits you need to build your business in a space of feeling secure. When you try to create a business in lack, you are projecting misguided feelings and agendas. Also set clear boundaries with your place of employment. For me, I was very direct that I would need to leave at 5pm every day. If you are finding that your job is not in alignment with your boundaries, perhaps you need a different job to support you as your make your transition.
  2. Do honor ALL of your talents and gifts. When I first started my business, I was stuck on only life coaching. I was ignoring my passion for Astrology and other spiritual methods. It wasn’t until I decided to share my knowledge of the cosmos that things started to shift. By fully expressing what I had to offer, everything started to blend together and I attracted clients that had been looking for me! By worrying about seeming too “woo woo” I was ignoring the ones that would love it. I now have a range of clients from coaching, astrology, meditation and more. Look at it like a restaurant. If you were only serving one item, you’d bring in some people however limiting those with different cravings. If you expand your menu, you’ll give potential clients more tasty options!
  3. If it’s not a connection, it’s a distraction. When you are transitioning into your own business, there isn’t a ton of time for much else. Choose your activities and free time wisely. Is what you’re engaging in inspiring you further or holding you back? For me, that was dating. I was getting too caught up in going out with guys that didn’t hold the higher vision of my future with me. I realized that unless it was a real supportive connection, it was just a distraction. That is not to say that you can’t have fun and let loose while building a business! However you want to notice when the good times are outweighing the rest and how that may impact your momentum.
  4. Find people that will hold space during your move toward Freedom. Surround yourself with people that will support your new venture. We have a habit of trying to prove or going to people for help that may not understand what’s happening. Being in an atmosphere where you can vent throughout while still staying empowered is so important. Look for people that won’t coddle you but motivate you to stay with it. A business coach/mentor or mastermind community can be wonderful for this!

You have a desire to help people and lead a more fulfilling life. You wouldn’t have made it to the end of this blog otherwise. And you can. It just takes a lot of trust, patience, and a knowing that your mission and purpose is worth waiting for. The more consistently you show up for it every day, the faster it will come to you and the easier it gets.

If you want to discuss further, I’m here for you! Whether it’s clarity around developing your niche and next steps, how to connect with your audience, building confidence or just someone that can relate, I’m here for you! Set up a 20 minute consult here to talk about it!

I can’t do this on my own. Neither can your peers. We need YOU and the unique light you have to bring to the world. Please help yourself and help us in turn. You got this and we’re here for you too!

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Welcome to June! Full Moon in Sagittarius & the end of Mercury Retrograde!

Welcome to June my gypsy friends! We are deep in the season of change; prepping for summer and shifting into new possibilities. As we move into June, it’s a time for self care and raising the bar for expansion in your life! Are you ready to take action?

We are more than half way through Mercury Retrograde (onset was 5/19) and it will re-direct on June 11th. In the meantime, breathe through the technical difficulties and mix ups and instead carve out more time in your schedule for YOU. Mercury retrograde isn’t a time to be screwed over however one to explore where in your life you need change and also to reflect more from within and not be so needy on the opinions of others. It’s okay to be a little more selfish and ask for what you need or say no to a situation that just isn’t working for you. It will allow everything to re-adjust for the better once we clear out of the retrograde.

Another big milestone is the Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 2nd (onset 12:19pm EST). This is a fiery culmination asking you to set your sights high and go BIG! In my latest video, I discuss how to create your moon manifestation for ultimate success!

After viewing and creating your moon ritual, let me know about it! What’s your big target item you’re ready to charge forward with?  Realize that anything you desire is truly yours. The intuitive guidance we receive in life or those “hot” moments are just reminders from the cosmos that we are ready. It may not mean it will happen overnight, however it does support that if you stick with it and hold the faith, everything and then some will carry forth in your life. Trust me, I know!  Through my patience and work with the universal flow, I’ve culminated much of my goals over the last year and am happily vibrating in the space I desired now! So it can happen, truly. It’s just a mix of your willingness to show up and letting fate do it’s thing.

Happy Moon manifesting and I’ll see you for the next mid-month forecast!

New Moon is back in action in Aquarius!

With every New Moon, the world becomes a little more vast and a lot more magical. The upcoming lunar cycle on February 18th at 6:47PM EST is proving to be an ultra-special time for you. Typically, the moon enters into a new sign to start off it’s next phase. This time however, it’s entering back into Aquarius and finishing in Pisces, giving you a major opportunity to hit the reset button on your desires and take them to the next level. I really encourage you at the onset of this period to take some time to sit down with your aspirations and assess what needs the most attention right now. From there, call upon the universal energies to give those intentions some high charged juju! Don’t stop there though as the universe will need your help to make them a reality. This is an opportune time to show the world what you are made of by putting your goals into action. Just by engaging in the art of starting, you’ll allow the law of attraction to set in motion and effortlessly start to pull your needs right to you!

Watch my latest video to learn more on how you can maximize this New Moon as well as what else you can expect from the cosmos for the rest of February. Have a moon ritual you’d like to share? Something you’re working on? Share with me in the comments!

 

Defeating the ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ Factor!

I’ve been based in NYC a while now and I think a lot about the ‘Carrie Bradshaw Factor’.

There is an increasing trend of individuals in the 23-34 age group (women especially), that are flocking to the city in hopes of the fantasy life of posh evenings out, gorgeous men and unique job opportunities.  Instead, they are finding themselves broke, single and feeling ‘stuck in the city’. I also had fallen into that trap and found myself unhappy, frustrated and overweight.  Given such, it’s important to find ways you can incorporate the city life you’re craving, without having to settle, feel added pressure or let down.  Follow these fast and simple tips to amplify your city chic experience!

Date a human, not a fantasy!

Let go of some of the high standards set for the perfect partner.  It’s a lot of pressure to put on the other person on a first date! This is the time to relax and have fun. Be open to the possibilities and remember that often times you don’t always know what’s best for you. You might be surprised and find more than what you thought you were looking for!  Or at best, make a great new friend.

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No one talks about all those late night liquid calories!

The more fun and colorful a cocktail, the more chance of racking up the pounds. Limit yourself to just one of these drinks when out on the town. Sip slowly and actually savor it. Switch to a cleaner drink, such as vodka club and alternate water in between cocktails. Also, remember why you are out! Develop a relationship with the friends you are with and potentially meeting new people, not a love affair with a daiquiri.

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Become a confident, fearless go getter!

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking people are watching your every move. Realize that what others think of you is none of your business. Follow your gut instinct and see it through. You have to live with your decisions and it allows you to develop a better relationship with yourself. You come across as more poised and self-reliant, which will attract more positive experiences and people into your world.

Have a tip for easily being fabulous in the city? I’d love to know! Share with a  comment below!

How to Stand Out in your New City!

It’s time for another episode of New You City Chat!  This week, I discuss the challenges you may encounter when relocating and what you can do to off set them.

Remember that the key to all of this is to be YOU.  Radiant your true self and the right people and places will come into your world naturally.  Feel really proud of what you’ve accomplished and how courageous you are to make such a big transition!

Have a moving tip or advice on how to make the most of a new city? Let me know and leave a comment!

Why now is NOT the best time to book your next guilt trip!

This week the concept of guilt has been on my mind.  It’s so interesting the tangled web we weave from a situation where guilt has affected us in some way.  It drives us mad; with its projections of self-doubt, regret, shame, and disappointment just to name a few.

Does this ever happen to you?  Do you find yourself going crazy reliving a situation in your head, hoping it had gone differently?  Do you feel like you ruined your reputation from a mistake you’ve made?

I know how easy it is to get caught in this trap and that’s why this week’s episode of “New You City Chat” is an expose on guilt!  I discuss what guilt is, how it affects us, and what you can do about it going forward.

 

Remember that guilt is just an aspect of our lives, not a reflection of it.  Things happen, however with a sense of forgiveness and selflessness, we can move ahead.

When was the last time you were guilt stricken?  Leave me a comment below and let me know what you did to overcome it.  I can’t wait to see your insight!