Lisa Olcese

Uncategorized

Spiraling with the Moon, Stars and Mind Magic

*Moon* We have a special star-kissed period laid out by the Full Moon cycle of the next month. Between July 23 and Sunday, August 22, our lives are bookended between two gorgeous Aquarius Full Moons – where do you want to innovate? This is a time to explore the impossible and make possible some big […]

Daily Life as Practice

When our daily lives become a sort of practice, an intentional way of being in and learning about ourselves from the everyday worlds we inhabit, we build personal power. We see the lies of our saboteurs more clearly and we connect with a life lived through the sage perspective, where every interaction presents us with […]

A Practice

Many of us have something we refer back to as a ‘practice,’ a kind of scaffolding or guiding principle regardless of whether or not we stay consciously aware of it. This is the crux of magic. Moment-by-moment awareness of where your brain goes, how your heart feels, what’s happening with your energy…this is a deep […]

Checking In-How’s Your Practice?

I just wanted to check-in and see how you’re doing. This has not been an easy month astrologically, and egos, defenses, and tempers (your own and those of the people you surround yourself with) may continue to flare up. How are you finding your center, your tender heart? What brings you relief in the heat […]

Season of Love

The theme of Cancer season is Love, and it shows up in the Moon and stars as well as our daily mental fitness practice. Love underpins all of the Sage powers and the Sage perspective – the ability to see the gift or opportunity in any challenge we face. The astrology reminds us that this […]

Threes

In our mental fitness practice, we learn that our survival brain amplifies the negative by at least 3 times in order to help us remember and avoid danger. To counter this, we need to meet every one negative thought and interaction with three positive ones in order to neutralize the impact – on ourselves and […]

Full Moon in Capricorn

Happy Capricorn Full Moon!  With reliable certainty, the Moon reaches its monthly phase of fullness and we pause to appreciate our ability to manifest. What have you built for yourself? What is now coming to bloom in your life? If you have a dedicated Moon Journaling practice, you might check back and see what you […]

Recover from Negative Emotional/Saboteur Hijacking

Yesterday I have a very visceral (and public) experience of a saboteur hijacking. I wanted to share a few key learnings: 1. A regular PQ/meditation practice does not mean that you’ll never get hijacked by negative emotions and difficult mental states. It means that you’ll recover faster.  2. If you find yourself beating yourself up […]

Social Purpose vs. Soul Purpose

In all my years working with the wilderness as a guide and teacher, I’ve never lost that longing to commune with the secrets of the natural world. Whether observing the ways that a might pine is shaped by the urgings of the wind or reading ancient stories in the stars, the connection and learning here […]

Mind Magic

I have been cautioned about the business-sense of using the word “magic” in my offerings. If you’ve spent any time on my website, you’ll know that I embrace this perspective wholeheartedly, as an authentic aspect of who I am. For over 30 years, I’ve been practicing a functional sort of “magic” as defined by Dion […]

Navigate your life by the Moon and Stars.

Free monthly prompts and meditations to support you on your Path, based on the seasons and the cycles of the Moon.

Sign up for Of Light and Shadows, a newsletter for Moon Journaling and Magic Making.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.