At a loss for words after the Orlando nightclub massacre and feeling detached and numb, Amanda Moreno describes her realization that, this time, it is her community that was targeted. And that perhaps the biggest stand she can take is to keep loving and to keep being wildly and unapologetically herself.
Recently, Amanda Moreno found herself caught in a war of ideas with a friend. Since then, she has been thinking about how one person’s version of realism can be another’s version of idealism, ultimately echoing a question she’s come across lately: How do we keep from being distracted by these seeming standoffs and instead be the change?
Fresh from the Northwest Astrological Conference, Amanda Moreno shares some of the insights and questions she’s come away with. Topics from “heroic communities” to astrologer dance parties to the surreal possibilities of the Saturn-Neptune cycle pop up, including some useful questions for your Gemini New Moon experience.
With a mutable grand cross in the works astrologically, Amanda Moreno feels on the verge of some form of identity crisis. Luckily, that seems to entail getting back in touch with the “inherent spark of genius that shows us what we’re here to do,” as described by author Michael Meade. She also feels called to write some poetry to her body, thanks to Mercury and Mars.
Lately Amanda Moreno has been wondering: who heals the healer? Our culture and religious traditions do not typically empower people to learn how to heal themselves. Yet, there is a valid need for support and community, and guides and teachers along the path — as well as processing in relationships that is not co-dependent.
Today is the 30th anniversary of Amanda Moreno’s father’s death. In honor of this milestone, she has chosen to run this early column of hers again, since our current astrology has immersed her in the matrix of this event. It first published in Planet Waves on Aug. 3, 2014. I wish her many ladybug sightings. — Amanda Painter
Amanda Moreno writes this week while helping to facilitate two Deep Memory Process modules, a modality of soul healing that involves past-life regression. This work has been instrumental in her own physical, emotional and energetic self-healing, and likely will again as the 30th anniversary of her father’s death intersects with Mars retrograde.