Happy New Moon in Aquarius

I have been observing for years how the lunar cycle effects me and people around me. And my biggest realization is that the day before the New Moon, the so called balsamic moon phase the energy goes downward, inward or strange. Then the New Moon begins and it feels like a huge sigh of relief. Ahhhh, a new cycle begins. I have another chance. Life continues. Projects, plans, friendships and love can grow.
Then every New Moon starts in one of the twelve signs. It is the same sign the sun is in so right now the Sun and Moon are in the sign of Aquarius. Perhaps New Moon energy feels so easy and innocent because the Sun, which represents the Self and the Moon, which represents our feelings are walking hand in hand.
Another factor, which influences how you feel during the lunar cycle is in which phase the moon was in when you were born. So my affinity to feeling better around the new moon has to do that I was born close to a new moon.

My favorite potential outcomes during a New Moon in Aquarius cycle are unusual new connections with friends, groups and associations, lots of new ideas and insights, exciting experiences, the ability to observe it all while it happens and gain perspectives and a few surprises.

In regards to hair there might be a focus on your independence and experimenting with new products and DIY haircutting, to opt for radical new hair styles and very individualistic clothing.

Wishing you well,


Forget 100%

at least 99% of the time. At one point I realized that living consciously or subconsciously chasing after the 100% experience or providing it is detrimental to my self-worth and quality of life. It can be hard to let go though. The promise of the 100% lurks everywhere, mainly in advertising, where everything is made to look perfect.

When I look at some of the vegan Insta posts of incredibly sculptured dishes, beautiful cakes and scrumptious desserts I say to myself this is art. This requires a lot of time, talent and effort. That way I don’t feel intimidated and still can enjoy it. Real life is just so much messier. Same with hair, clothing and looks. Same with everything.

When asked if I am completely vegan, I answer that I strive towards eating and living 100% vegan but in regards to food I am probably at 95% simply because of uncontrollable factors and my few times a year changing to vegetarian for hospitality, travel and other circumstances exception. As far as living concerns I only wish it were over 80%, which is my golden numeric gate into the zone. But if I think of the flying I did over the years, which clearly contributes to the destruction of the rainforest and its wild life… much less than animal farming but still…or the thousands of critters killed for my clothing, household items and electronics. And yes I wear leather shoes and currently own three purses, recycled and certified as leather obtained from fair trade/meat industry waste sources.

When I cut a person’s hair  I know how it feels if the result is 100% visually, kinesthetically and energetically. It is incredible, magical, unforgettable and it is rare. So I set my standard to providing 90%+ haircut experiences, which translates into very good. And I share this with my students. Don’t get lost in trying and perfecting when there are things, which you cannot influence. Know when to stop.

Sometimes we wait before doing something because we imagine the experience to feel a 100% right.  But how can it feel already 100% right, if it hasn’t happened? The decision to do something definitely needs to feel good and strong but since everything can be different right after it can’t be a guarantee.  Or if we wait before we loose some weight, before we get a photo taken, before we design a business care before we step out and share our gifts.

I conclude. 100% can be a carrot dangling in front of us. It can be a false promise or an illusion. It ultimately is a gift. And we just don’t receive or create gifts 100% of the time.



Who still needs a New Year’s resolution?

I have an idea for you! I had only one resolution for the year 2017. I did not want to take or use any plastic or other disposable cutlery while out and about. So I bought a SPORK, a cutlery combination out of a SPOON and a FORK. This tool made of titanium, which is a light and  durable metal got a permanent place in my purse. I had decided that if I forget the SPORK, I either eat with my hands or not at all, so as not to jeopardize the success of my only decision.

Now I look back on the year and what happened with this one decision. Three times I made an exception. In two different vegan ice cream shops, the waiter put a small plastic spoon in my cup before I could stop them. Since they would have thrown it away, I decided to accept it and then recycle. The second time I was in a supermarket with a friend. We bought a soup, took a seat outside and my SPORK was not in place. I had forgotten it in the dishwasher. So I learned that I must immediately inform with the order that I won’t need any cutlery and second, immediately after the use of my SPORK, I need to clean it and put it back in its place. I could, of course, buy another SPORK to avoid this problem, but I would feel that this could dissipate the focus on optimal sustainability. With only one SPORK, I train my presence and my ability to prevent an undesirable outcome.

When we make resolutions, when are they actually a success and when did they fail? I did not achieve my goal. I stand by that and need no comfort and no reminder that I used my SPORK on the 363 other days or at least had it in my pocket at hand. I am also checking if the reasons for the failure … not informing in time … and forgetting … could be a pattern keeping me from reaching other goals.

In any case, my SPORK remains always in my purse.