Marlena Applebaum

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Astrological Counseling

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School Prayer by Diane Ackerman



In the name of the daybreak

and the eyelids of morning

and the wayfaring moon

and the night when it departs,


I swear I will not dishonor

my soul with hatred,

but offer myself humbly

as a guardian of nature,

as a healer of misery,

as a messenger of wonder,

as an architect of peace.


In the name of the sun and its mirrors

and the day that embraces it

and the cloud veils drawn over it

and the uttermost night

and the male and the female

and the plants bursting with seed

and the crowning seasons

of the firefly and the apple,


I will honor all life

—wherever and in whatever form 

it may dwell—on Earth my home,

and in the mansions of the stars. 

March 6, 2013

Trust your heart



“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”

~ee cummings

(Love this, especially for Mercury retrograde in Pisces!)


January 23, 2012

Happy New Moon and Chinese New Year



“The beloved shines like the sun; the lover whirls like the planets.” ~Rumi

Happy New Moon (in socially-conscious, community-oriented, free-spirited Aquarius) and Happy Chinese New Year (Year of the water Dragon)!

December 5, 2011

The spirit of Mercury retrograde, and Venus trine Mars (♀△♂) today



Mercury retrograde can be a time of slowing down and allowing ourselves to tarry/abide/dwell with something that is enriching — or a time to simply be present with something that needs attention. This can be the spirit of Mercury retrograde — letting go of the obsessive drive to go forward... (Things will be moving forward soon enough with Uranus turning direct on 12/10 and Mercury turning direct on 12/13).


“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman:

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