November 23, 2015

Sagittarius - The Truth Seeker

Soothsayer, Truth sayer
Tell me what you know
Seeker of knowledge
Show me where to go

Scholar of the earth
In touch with your fire
Teach me how
To harness my desire

Centaur woman
With your animal side
Won’t you please
Take me astride

She takes the time
To show me what to do
Focus, pull back,
and really follow through

Spilling lava of the volcano
Erupts after long dormancy
Creates new vistas
Escapes complacency

Sacred Kingfisher
Brings halcyon days
California Poppy
Commemorate her ways

Soothsayer, Truth sayer
Teach me the higher mind
Perpetual student of life
The philosopher who is kind.

October 21, 2015

The Destroyer of Sadness - Scorpio

"You can be addicted to a certain kind of sadness." - Goyte

I am she who dwells on the threshold,
I offer you salvation from that which claims your soul.
Are you willing to look in the mirror, see what holds you back?
Are you willing to accept your abundance as well as what you lack?

What do you really want, what will you sacrifice?
Are you willing to be real, not just being nice?
I am in touch with my power, blessing and curse,
I can bring out the best, I can bring out the worst.

I'm here to help end your fruitless searching,
Liberate your power, destroy what isn't working.
Remember you are a hero, not a victim,
Rebirth is here, honor your self creation.

"Oh Destroyer of Sadness, Come make me Whole." - Astarius

September 23, 2015

The Trapeze Artist - Libra

I am she who flies above the crowds,
I amaze, delight and thrill to the "wows!"
I seem to be dancing high in the air,
Without a single fear, worry, or care.

In this moment of sublime suspension
I am applauded, showered with attention.
I am bright and colourful, attractive and gay,
I make it look easy, but I practice each day.

Dressed in satin and ribbons of gold,
I know I am stunning, balanced, and bold.
I'm here with a purpose, a story to tell,
I love center stage, and I perform very well.

I develop my talents, my skills, and my art,
I will always be the trapeze artist at heart.

Blessed Be.

September 10, 2015

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary Exploration Center
Last spring I became a docent at The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. The MBNMSEC is a visitors center to explore, educate, and create the connection with the ocean.

Front of the Exploration Center
This place is great - whether you just have ten minutes or a few hours. There are lots of interactive displays including a ROV - a mini submarine for exploring the deep sea - that you get to play with, as well as a great little video about the Monterey Bay and a Liquid Galaxy from Google.

Play with a ROV
Fun for kids, parents, teachers and visitors, well worth checking out. From tide pools to kelp forests, shipwrecks to creatures in the underwater canyon, come find out more at the Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. I'm there on Friday afternoons, so you can get a personal tour!

Kelp Forest Display
The Sanctuary itself is underwater - ranging from San Francisco and going down to Cambria, about 30 miles out to sea, it is over 6,000 miles of protected ocean. Protected from what? Well, off shore drilling is number one, but also for endangered species, over-fishing, and so that we can enjoy a clean ocean for recreational activities, such as surfing and sailing.

View from the deck
The Monterey Bay Canyon begins in Moss Landing, and is as big as the Grand Canyon - except all under water. Cold water rises from the deep, bringing rich nutrients, which in turn attract the variety of marine life that lives and migrates through the sanctuary. We're talking about blue whales, humpback whales, sea lions, seals, otters, dolphins, and everyone's favorite predator - the white shark.

Juvenile Leatherback Turtle
Did you know that Leatherback Turtles swim from Santa Cruz to Indonesia to lay their eggs? They come here to feast on the jellies. Unfortunately, they will mistake a plastic bag for a jellyfish, which of course is undigestible, and can lead to starvation. Thank your city council for the ban on plastic bags, let's keep our marine life alive!

Whale Tail Sculpture
The Exploration Center will be getting lots of new displays this fall, so more to explore, more to enjoy. The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is located at 35 Pacific Ave, across from the entrance to the wharf. It is FREE admission (whoo-hoo!) although donations are always appreciated. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm., I hope to see you there soon!

August 26, 2015

Virgo the Virgin

She who is whole unto herself
She knows how to rejuvenate her health
Renew her spirit, regenerate her wealth
The artist, priestess and the healer

Strength of the lion, grace of the swan
Shy at times but loves to perform
Harvesting love before it is gone
She can be quite the heart stealer

A young face with an old soul
The epitome of self control
Imperfect in her perfection goal
Turns her break down into a breakthrough

Beautiful, graceful, wise beyond her years
She touches hope, dispels fears
And while this rose does have her tears
How will she touch you?