1.28.21 Full Moon

Moon in Leo opposes Aquarius Sun.

Is it “me” or “we”?

In what ways do we have to sacrifice self in order to connect with Other(s)?

Venus conjunct Pluto may make the rub a bit more noticeable.

(***probably a huge understatement***)

Not to mention this Sun/Moon event is square Mars, as well…

Tempers could flare. The vibe might be restless and/or irritated.

There could be great depth and intensity that’s brought forth through relating at this time–

Perhaps it is direct and comes through our encounters,


perhaps it comes more indirectly through reflecting on relational patterns.

Regardless, it’s fair to expect purifying catharsis:

know that it comes in service of your relational self.

Catharsis might just open your heart wider and create a bit more space in there.

It might hurt a little,

but it’s a small price to pay

for connection

that is

clearer, truer, brighter, freer, & more authentic.

Sun conjunct Jupiter

brings in an even brighter glow.

Possible solar flares–

not literal ones, but the kind that come from the solar plexus, the center of personal will.

This could translate into power struggles,

especially with Venus/Pluto flavoring the ethers.

But solar flares could also manifest as brilliant starbursts of driving energy

that wants to make good things happen in your life.

There is a feeling of luck and good fortune in the air.

It’s there, this spark of hope;

this chance to make things better.

I contemplated this full moon while watching a nearly iridescent sky (see video above)–

Sun sinking into the Pacific ocean, casting a poetic, otherworldly glow:

Swirling purple clouds

Rains could fall, winds could howl

Incoming storms incite the surf

A “King Tide”

When Ocean is powerful & fierce, and Moon is potent & bright

A couple walks along wet sands

One wants to go north, the other to the south

They stand with distance between them

And yet… they are together

gazing at intense colors, grabbing onto one final moment

Sun and Ocean merge, blend, and then fade into one another.

These days the power of the sun grows stronger in the northern hemisphere;

It’s at this time that we can undeniably feel it and see it.

The days are slowly stretching.

Wider. Longer. Warmer.

Within me flicker bright thoughts and possibilities

The clouds blow through and block out the light,

But it’s just a quick moment of dark and cold.

This play of light, dark, & moisture also yields rainbows.

Now, that’s some powerful magic, indeed.

Amber R Balk, Ph.D. 2017

Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. is a transpersonal educator, writer, researcher, and independent consultant who combines diverse educational and professional backgrounds to provide well-rounded and unique individual and group psychospiritual services. She can be contacted at dr.amberbalk@gmail.com.

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Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.

I am an independent scholar and transpersonal consultant, specializing in embodying and implementing transpersonal and feminist values in real-world, practical situations. I believe academic pursuits are best if made widely accessible and when applied in ways which promote sustainability, contribute to increased awareness, and engender holistic sensitivity to both the outer environment and one's inner workings. I work with INDIVIDUALS in one-on-one sessions so they may empower themselves through deepening spiritual practice, accessing creativity, and attuning to self-understanding. Additionally, I work within GROUP contexts with people who endeavor to co-create social change through community action projects that honor the depth of subjective individuality while anchoring action within a more transpersonal, environmentally-minded context. I enjoy being a Hermit when I can and becoming more deeply familiar with this place we call home, beautiful Mother Earth.

This blog is a place to cover topics such as consciousness, spirituality, psychospiritual process, creativity, Grofian theory, Jungian thought, expanded states of consciousness, holistic health, dreamwork, symbolism, archetypes, synchronicity, and much more. I believe (and have experienced) that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm; as above, so below; as within, so without.

I may be reached at dr.amberbalk@gmail.com.

many blessings~
Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.