The Purple Dove

The Purple Dove

After the success of yesterdays Full Moon in Libra post I did some thinking. So many people reached out via Instagram, DMs and text to talk about how important and helpful reading about the Full Moon was.  It seems as though many people were feeling off and a little ungrounded. 

Every day I spend a few quiet morning hours meditating, reading, drinking tea and reflecting on the thoughts that arise. I've done some form of this for many many years which has resulted in so many untouched journals sitting in a storage unit. After yesterday I decided not to leave these conversations in my journal and instead put them into our online journal. My thought is that you can never imagine what type of information will help people. 

Lately a purple haze has been hanging around (not the drug. I think there is a drug called that too.) When I meditate there is purple. When I walk around my house I will see almost a purple filter over things. It comes and goes but this morning the message came in real strong that I should look into that.

As I sat down to research a bit about it, the whitest dove I'd ever seen in LA flew into our outdoor space and sat on top of the telephone pole across from where I was doing tea.

Hopefully you reading this understand that those things aren't accidents. When a dove flies into your meditation space you look it up! 

Upon reviewing the two symbols it seems as though they have quite a bit in common which I will list below.

-The dove serves as a celestial messenger linking intuitive thought (air) with common reality (earth). The color purple on the other hand is associated with the crown chakra which connects one with the infinite consciousness. 

-Purple holds the spiritual and earthly power together and promotes higher spiritual thought. As the Dove in my space cooed it symbolized the thinness of the veil between the spiritual and physical world. They coo in the early morning hours or during dusk most often. 

One thing about the dove that doesn't necessarily connect with purple but I thought was worth mentioning is the fact that it is often used as a dream totem or symbol for dream interpretation. I fell in love with this because she arrived during the time in the morning when I review my dreams and messages from the night before. 

Also, since purple and the crown chakra are associated with amethyst and clear quartz I will probably put those crystals in a more prominent place this week as well. 

Now you're probably saying Christen, what is the point of all this really AMAZING information. What do you do with all of this? Frankly this is really just an exercise in trusting the information that comes to me and the symbols that present themselves. I don't expect other people to do much with this information. For me, it is about trusting it enough to converses about it in a public forum. It allows me to air out the weird and host it somewhere else other than my journal. 

I am also hoping that anyone else who has thoughts about such things feels comfortable contacting me. I am always interested in other peoples takes on such things. 

Have the best day of your life,

Christen (Ananda Dev)

Full Pink Moon In Libra

Full Pink Moon In Libra

I decided to do this post on the back half of the Full Moon in Libra because for many of you it didn't hit until the wee hours of this morning. It feels as though we've gotten a Full Moon bonus day. It gives us a little more time to review our goals, tap in to our intuition and participate in any rituals we may have be it tea, meditation or just gathering with others.

I know things have felt a little funny or even off kilter. With so many planets is retrograde (one of them being Mercury. Everyones favorite retrograde.) there is a push pull energy to this moon. The square that is happening in the sky is pushing us into a bit of a stressful state. We seems to be stuck in limbo between this crisis/opportunity mentality. Last months Aries energy wanted to push us forward but the planets are insisting we take a step back and continue to review larger life lessons before we bloom into this Pink Moon.

The Pink Moon as well as Libra are associated with the heart chakra. I believe that is also why things are feeling extra tender, confusing and vulnerable. The heart chakra can be a hard one for us to open in our world.

Today try to stay in feeling. Surround yourself with the feminine energy. Ground down into your heart space and move slowly. Don't get caught up in the Air sign that is Libra because it can drag you into the commotion of the obsessive mind (monkey mind!)

On a practical level here is some grounding advise I gave a friend: Take a relaxing bath with Epsom salt. While in the bath sit quietly for 5-11 min inhaling 'I AM' and exhaling 'GROUNDED'. This puts you safely in your Root Chakra. Whenever you're feeling airy and a bit out of sorts it can be such an easy practice even if you just do the breath. Oh and of course walk barefoot as much as possible.


The Spring Equinox is the crossing of the sun when day and night are at an impasse and come together. From here the day progresses and the night recedes as we move into the 1st day of Spring.

In this new astrological year it's time to take and eagle eye view of our path and the progress. Are we headed where we aimed to be? Or are we floating through our decisions on a path that we had no hand in creating.

We are drifting out of Pisces and into Aries, the holder of action. A power play if you will to put those things you've been ruminating about into real motion. This doesn't mean patience has come to an end. NONO! In fact, once the message for inspiration has come down, then begins the real test of patience as you work through the weeds tweaking, testing and perfecting this rumination.

Write today. Write today reviewing your goals, action and progress from the past year, then set the intention for what is to come. BE DELIBERATE. BE THOUGHTFUL. BE BRAZEN!

-Ananda Dev Kaur [Christen DeLaney]