Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Magic!

IMG_5735 2There is a reason we awaken to experience change. To see magic of space, nature, earth, moon, sun and universe taking place – right before our very eyes. There is a reason for us to be present for these quiet but truly spectacular occurrences in life. There are these moments that shift us to remind us we are but one speck in the gigantic ocean of being, yet we are the largest speck because we are the one who is seeing it and taking it in. We are both big and small – but we are at that moment – at all moments – reminded we are ONE. The spirit of art, of music, of writing, of filming, of drawing, of dancing, of painting, of spoken word, of ardent smiles, creatrix manifesting all comes from the one place – yet we all take that energy and release it like lightening bolts from our fingertips in a hundred million thousand trillion different ways. The energy is the one energy the release is divinely manifest as completely unique to each and every creation. MAGIC! ART! NEW! CHANGE! So today in this brilliant full moon celebration, we can all go out and be the change we want to see in the world… and embrace it. Be grateful for this opportunity that we choose to take. Let go of the old story, welcome the new and spice it up a little, why not? Blessed Be! xoxo

Alicia Gargaro-Magaña is the author of MISS FANCY PANTS

 

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Bloom After the Fall

I love to find flowers on the pavement. I have photographed many encounters and am fascinated by the art they create after their fall to the ground. We think of flowers upright, on a stem or floating in crystal bowl at a fancy dress event underneath sparkling lights… but on the ground, possibly going to ignored, stepped on… disregarded for they are not in their usual surroundings. These are the flowers I learn from. If I fall in any way, a delve into a character defect that causes me to act badly, be forgetful, unthinking… or if a project I thought was going to go into action has be halted by another changing their mind… or if I just have a bad day, and my colorful blooms have fallen… I can just change my perspective and look at it differently.  Oh! A New Perspective. There’s an idea!

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It’s the glory of it not being over until it’s over… or just when you thought it was one way and it turns out to be totally different. How do I respond? How do I respond to change?  And here we are… the first rains in Los Angeles of the New Year 2018! Two words: SO EXCITING! It was just POURING moments ago early this hour of crystal blue persuasion. Glorious rain! And so much will bloom because of it!

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And so here we are into our Winter, blooming after our Fall! Thrilling! And the stories! The stories, these blooms do tell! Many of us have many stories of falling… falling to pieces… falling apart… falling through…and as we come out, we come through, wherever we are and  tell our stories. We are not alone in these similar experiences…so it’s fun to share. Where has that fallen rose just come from? Who dropped it? Did I drop it? I’ve dropped a LOT, let me tell you. My manners most of all! But they’ll grow again… I know I have to pull them out and replant them, plug back in. I may have had a tricky time of it lately… but I’m blooming after all… It’s happening and I’m excited! Like a fallen bloom…I’m excited to shine in a new way.  Every day, every moment we have this chance! Let’s bloom after our falls, shall we? Bloomin’ lovely shall we be! Blessed BE!

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ENJOY YOUR DAY IN EVERY WAY! xo

WITCH IS YOUR DOMAIN?

Ah the church bells are tolling – it is 12:00pm and a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN! HAPPY SAMHAIN and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!! Those of us who know from WITCH WE COME can enjoy the celebration of such a FESTIVE and FORCEFUL time in the UNIVERSE. The ENERGY of the NEW is ever PRESENT and I am FEELING the NEWNESS in its ABUNDANCE the time is NIGH for CHANGE!

Witch brings me to the QUESTION of our PURPOSE – and the KNOWING of WHERE WE ARE IN THE SCHEME OF OUR LIVES. Are we the FOREFRONT in the LIGHT or the back in the DARK? Are we GOING HIGH when they go low? WITCHES FLY don’t you know?

And this goes for all women and men boys and girls and all in between aside and TOGETHER – however you IDENTIFY is your SELF your TRUTH and your BEING – it doesn’t matter in the end for we are all ENERGY BEINGS exchanging our energy, SHARING IT and MELDING it and MIXING it up! The great LESSON that I am constantly LEARNING over and over again is that I HAVE CREATED MY SURROUNDINGS AND MY LIFE. Everything is a RESULT OF MY THINKING. Be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or often, ‘indifferent’ – IT IS WHAT IT IS BECAUSE I HAVE THOUGHT IT SO. I cannot blame or commend anyone but me – as tempting as that may be!

I remember today that I am THE WITCH OF MY DOMAIN and my domain is all my family, friends, work and life. It is EVERYTHING I HAVE CREATED surrounding me are the RESULTS OF MY CHOICES. The lesson I learn is that I can make the MAGIC – MAGIC IS TO BEND OR SHAPE. Magic is the mayhem, the PROMISE, the BEGINNING and the MOVEMENT. Magic is the MYSTERY we continue to DISCOVER. MAGIC IS THE MOTHER, THE FATHER and THE SPIRIT OF MY SOUL. WE ARE ALL ONE IN THE MAGIC TOGETHER. We are the BALL OF SPIRIT. The LIGHT EVERLASTING the BEAUTY and the BUGS, the BRILLIANCE and the BLASTING THROUGH THE OLD TO GET TO THE NEW.

SO HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MY MAGIC ONES, happy to have a new day, a new WAY to SEE and to BE and to SHARE. When we trick or treat, DRESS UP AND PLAY, we are making new magic for all to partake. So take a Hula Hoop and shake, rattle and roll… enjoy the rain, the breeze and the EASE and play to your HEART’S CONTENT! Happy Halloween to all and share in the MERRIMENT and remember to JUST LOVE today!! BLESSED BE!! xoxoxo

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ENJOY YOUR DAY IN EVERY WAY! xo

HULA HOOP!

Me as Vampirina’s mom, Oksana ~ doing a Hula Hoop! Happy Halloween!

So! Writing!

So! Writing! YES. Well. Um. TRUTH IS… obviously, from my last posting being from OCTOBER, it hasn’t happened. WHY? The EXCUSES are many. The reasons are few. I can now share that I have an ah-mazing three year-old daughter who has been in our lives since February. Now that the adoption is final and we are a family and I can share this publicly. I am blessed BEYOND. My husband and I are… and she is an ANGEL and a BRILLIANT LIGHT. She teaches me every single day. She is wise, courageous and astute. Funny, thoughtful and caring. She is her own person with her own life and is doing fabulously.

But she is not why I haven’t been writing. She is why I SHOULD BE writing. I am exhausted, true. I haven’t slept – but I haven’t for many years, let alone, months. I have realized many things that are the reasons.

I am distracted constantly. Perhaps I actually may have the adult ADHD – a condition that runs in our family. I also have the disease of alcoholism. But being over fourteen years sober that cannot be a reason. I have the tools to help with this. I don’t wish to drink, but perhaps that which drove me to drink – to hide, to escape, to postpone my life – THAT – for why I chose to drink –may be the reason.

I often feel I am living sideways, I feel – alongside my real self. I have written before that I have a parallel life – one where I am living fully and richly in Europe. I have flashes of it daily, usually from the south of France or the hills of Tuscany. Sometimes I am in London, often in Kensington High Street. Or Paris – walking around the First Arrondissement, headed across the Jardin des Tuileries. Sometimes I’m riding down the Grand Canal in Venice. But I am traveling in Europe all the time. Then I come to and look at my house and think, how did I get here?

And… that is not – alas, as they say, necessarily all good. I kinda should maybe be in my physical body sometimes? I guess. Unless! I know! I am gathering information for my next book?

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In the late hours of night, after all have gone to bed, I have been watching JANE THE VIRGIN, which I am absolutely mad for – it is – by far – THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION. But it is also not why I haven’t been writing. Or sleeping. I actually sleep better if I can see an episode.

Though Jane’s own journey about writing has surely helped me to think about my experiences with achieving my own dream to be a successful writer. Watching this show has invigorated me. And I am sure, also, stalled me. Not only for spending all the time watching it – I am currently on Season 3, Chapter Forty-Nine and its taking everything in my power not to binge it straight to catch up in real time. But I digress. I am not writing instead – because the show is brilliant and funny and witty and wise – and is literally, like a show I have always wanted to write – but haven’t. It touches on so many areas of human relationships; it’s really therapy, honestly. And it overwhelms me with its brilliance. So I stall. But … only for the last few moments. Or months, really. Honestly… If I am being honest, truthfully, Jane the Virgin has helped me to awaken, to grow up and to look at myself in ways I may not have wanted to. And it makes me happy. Who doesn’t love a good telenovela to awaken all the senses? I’ve even got my godmother to watch! We think Rogelio looks like my husband, and he does. Handsome, ever so good-looking and funny too!

But it’s Jane’s struggle with her motherhood and writing and living and loving and being that I relate to. It’s the perfect show at the perfect time and I don’t feel so out at sea.

Like Jane, I love to write. And like Jane experiences, it’s hard do focus on it when there is SO MUCH ELSE TO BE DONE.

And there lies the problem. The so much else to be done is what I have grown up with witnessing taking precedence over what MUST BE DONE NOW. Which is live in the present, and not be afraid to take the leap – literally – to do what I am meant to be doing.

So I know what it is, question is – WILL I CHANGE? Change is the only thing that is consistent in life. But I know I can try to halt it for the time being. But deep down, I know I have to FACE IT. And EMBRACE IT. And say, I can MAKE A DIFFERENT CHOICE…but do I? There are thank you notes to write after all…

So! Writing. YES! That! Here I am watching the sunrise on this soon to be promise of rainy day. And I have to try to be honest with myself. Not TRY. BE. It will be a change. There, I’ve said it. Or rather written it. Now I have to take the next indicated ACTION and by God and Goddess, DO WHAT I SAY I AM GOING TO DO! THERE. NOW. OK, SO!…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BE SUPER ON THE SUPER MOON!

Hello, LOVELIES!!

Tonight rises a most extraordinary SUPER MOON IN ARIES!

Get MOVING, SHAKING, MANIFESTING, DOING, CREATING, BEING IN ACTION!

Take a look from this site, The Earth Child – (and many other interesting articles as well!). With this shift energy we can let go and let Goddess do her bidding with you! Or God if you prefer, Creatrix, Spirit – whatever you want to call the great ENERGY that helps you get to your inner most PEACE and CENTER. We get to HEAL, CONQUER OUR FEARS, we get to say YES! and LET GO OF ALL THAT WHICH DOES NOT SERVE YOU!

We are the ones who direct our lives. We get to make the choices that take the direction that create a RESULT. Make a CHOICE FOR CHANGE today.

So many of us our on our phones, iPads, computers, televisions, smart TVs… you know which device you use – we check our email constantly, we will text before we look up or down at the person speaking to us. We will worry if the answer doesn’t come fast enough. Or we are so distracted, we forget to call our friends, reconnect, use excuses to not reach out when we should. Let this pattern GO! This is the MOON OF CHANGE! GET OUT THERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN! AND RECONNECT! HEAL. WE HEAL FROM WITHIN.

I am an Aries, so I am extra-INVIGORATED! But we ALL CAN BE ARIES TODAY! Get on a TRIP TO THE MOON and HAVE FUN!! If you in Los Angeles today, get out and join CicLAVia! It’s a marvelous way to connect to with our city and make new friends. Fresh IDEAS, clear AIR and EXCITING MOVEMENT!

Or write 2,000 words. Write a poem! Read a poem. Help a friend. If you owe an apology, make it today. If a friend is sad, be sure to hug them! PAY IT FORWARD. Be of SERVICE! Say, I DO!! Take ACTION to MANIFEST THAT PROJECT! and most of all, be SUPER ON THE SUPER MOON! YAY! BLESSED BE!

 

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YOU ARE A BRIGHT STAR!

It is early HOT morning, LOVE! Los Angeles at its finest in the Fall, quieter, birds are freely flying and sun is rising! Happy 1st of October!                                                                                    blackmoonspell In MISS FANCY PANTS our heroine begins her new life on the 1st of October. Fitting that last night and tonight is the Black Moon! That means two New Moons occur in one month! Did you do your spell? We did! Here is our new white candle burning bright. An exquisite red rose from my “Woman of Achievement” honoring on Wednesday night from The NAPW Los Angeles Local Chapter and gorgeous white fleurs from fabulous World of Wonder who sent their congratulations because of my honor as Woman of Achievement. Thank you to the amazing women of the NAPW and to dear Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Thairin Smothers at World of Wonder. Especially to my husband, Eduardo Magana, who brought it all forward, because truth be told – I was hiding this honor all along!

But it is the BLACK MOON my friends! Time for letting go of old patterns, old beliefs, old habits and ways of thinking that do not serve us! Foreverconscious.com has a wonderful ritual. But you can do your own – every day! For every single day we are given the chance to renew, just by waking up and saying YES! To a lovely new experience! I had to do it all in the last few days. LET IT GO!

napwFor I wasn’t kidding when I said I was hiding my honor. I even spoke about it as the Keynote Speaker for the NAPW event at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Wednesday night. Why was I hiding? Because, as since I was a little girl, I did not think I was deserving. I was self-conscious about it. I was wanting to just get to the next place and not be in the present. Y’all, I don’t need to remind you that today is a GIFT that is why it is called the PRESENT! Hmm? Even moi, Goddess of Awareness needs to get AWARE!!

We are all BRIGHT STARS! We have a DUTY TO SHINE ! And the SUN – HELLO! BRIGHT STAR! IT SHINES THROUGHOUT THE DAY starting first thing in the morning! And like the famous quote from Marianne Williamson, its our light we are most afraid of, not our darkness. Why? Even I have to ask this. I accepted the honor from NAPW with an open heart and immense gratitude that night. I saw in that moment how blessed I truly am to have had that moment to share my experience, strength and hope for being a woman owning a business for since 2008. I know the ups and downs. I have been with the NAPW Los Angeles Local Chapter since 2008 as well. I know I need to connect to other bright stars and I have through them. They are ALL amazing women in many different fields of life practice.

mvdivarulescoverBut unbeknownst to me, I was preparing for the Black Moon rising for a few weeks. I started by reading Michelle Visage’s outstanding THE DIVA RULES: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength and Sparkle Your Way to the Top. Michelle is a powerhouse of brilliance. I work with her on (Emmy-winning! Yay Ru!) RuPaul’s Drag Race She serves sparkle brilliance each and every episode. She serves it when we all kiki (chit chat!) in her dressing room and when she – Goddess bless her – guided me towards one of the most precious gifts of my life! This is the perfect book to read for the New Moon!

And… if you are going to the pictures today – the next best way to celebrate this New Moon is to see Barnet Bain‘s wonderful Milton’s Secret! Eduardo and I were blessed to be at the Los Angeles Premiere on Tuesday night. And PS! Hello!  Not only did I get to hug my darling friend Barnet with whom I worked on the Academy Award-winning What Dreams May Come with the divine Robin Williams. He is an inspirational thought leader, author, producer and director. We crossed paths for the first time in December 1996 for a REASON. He hired me to be his assistant on the production because I was a student of New Thought Consciousness. You never know what will make someone spark to hire you! …And… also at the premiere – I also got to meet one of all-time favorite stars, Lisa Garr of The Aware Show! See! See how brilliant this week is! OMG! I am jumping for joy just realizing it myself!

Are you seeing the wonderful connections happening? STARS ARE EVERYWHERE and WE ARE EVERYWHERE! Milton’s Secret is a story of moving from chaos to stillness, from unconsciousness to consciousness from war to peace  – sometimes as simply by taking a breath. Letting Go. You can do this too. Stars send their energy to Earth to light the way. Each one of us is a beacon of light. In fact, we may be the only beacon someone sees that day, so shine brighter than ever!! So DREAM BIGGER on this amazing NEW MOON!  Write, dance, MANIFEST! Have a MANIFEST EXTRAVAGANZAA and get ready for what’s to come, because powerful stars are POWERFUL, POWERFUL! And you will have FUN most of all! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! dreambigger

 

 

 

Go Fully For It!

Award-winning author Marcia Mitchell is a darling friend ~ a Goddess beauty of light, intellect and writing that I have adored from a far, literally – she lives across the country. She is a dear friend of my godmother, and I’ve been blessed to come to know her over a number of occasions during the last twenty years. But each time I see Marcia, we are like a house on fire with ideas, story, film, history and spies! So of course, when she gave me her latest livre, I laid straight down and read it cover to cover!

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What’s Up, Pussycats? Two Women and the zaniest sex survey since Kinsey!

By Marcia Mitchell

“What’s left? A fake survey. Fake questionnaires, at least at the beginning, enough sneaky (and borderline illegal) capers, and more hilarious happenstances than one normal person can imagine. Involved in this rambunctious romp into the worlds of sex research, publishing, and equal opportunities for successful women (the Pussycats), are an unfaithful husband, a devastatingly handsome FBI agent (all of Mitchell’s fictional FBI agents are very good looking), a nerdish millionaire, and a wacky government administrator determined to put an end to it all.”

First off, any person who includes “All of Mitchell’s fictional FBI agents are good looking” in a summary is divine in my book! A must-read based on that line alone!

Which leads me to an Alicia segue about my divine grandmother, Cicely O’Donovan who was Queen of Bons Mots ~ She tossed them out like breadcrumbs to pigeons on the Piazza San Marco and we would always just laugh and laugh. But she was quite serious. If we had a troubling day, we would share our trials with Grandma O’D and she would look at us rather puzzled for a few moments, for she would not know what a troubling day was. But then her empathy would kick in and she’d say, “Well, that’s too terrible, but at least you’re good looking!” Enough said. I shan’t ever complain again!

Back to Marcia Mitchell and her book – of course I adored it. But there are reasons that may not be the same as someone else who would adore it, which is the way with art and books – we all have our own experiences. I adored it because I came away THINKING….Hmmm… what would I do? I came away inspired that no matter what seems to try to stop these two women, Susan and Myrna, from accomplishing their goal, they stay the course. They waver, they question, they get discouraged, but they don’t back down. They create something out of nothing and they are determined to finish it – to see it through to the end. Being an Aries, this is something that utterly fascinates me…because there are always new projects to start before the other is even finished!

I responded to it – not because of the zany sex survey… that it is certainly thought-provoking. I’ve worked in Hollywood since the beginning – since the late 1980’s anyway – when sex in the workplace was called going to lunch. So was smoking in the offices, martinis and cocktail hour with all the studio executives. It was F.U.N. I am telling you! Those were definitely the days! But even then, it was less promiscuous than the earlier days before that, when it was more de rigueur, a la Mad Men. Everyone had affairs. It was zaneeee!

But the book is not about sex in the workplace – in the storyline it includes analyzing those such relationships and that unto sex. You may become involved with someone in the workplace, and then what? What if you are the boss and he or she is lower on the totem pole… what to do? Men of course, just do it…but women who are the boss? Hmmm…And so it goes. Questions, answers, surveys. Power, importance, roles.

I was much more intrigued by the gumption of these two characters and their willingness to think fast for survival. They need to support themselves, children and their livelihoods and they have to do it fast. Their answer – WRITE! And WRITE FAST and MAKE IT GOOD and of course, include sex because sex sells, right? Even I know this! I include some swirling sexy fun in my own book, MISS FANCY PANTS ~ so I’m on the bandwagon. And why not? It’s always a bumpy, but adventurous colorful ride!

At first, reading about the survey I thought to myself – I’ve never given much thought about sex and role-playing in the workplace and who’s the boss and should you or shouldn’t you – but it wasn’t true. Most of the men I’ve directly worked with over the recent years have been gay therefore, it hasn’t been a huge issue, but that’s not to say it didn’t come up in other circumstances in the past. Once, I remember in a haze of a smoky dinner with an executive who I thought was a good friend, had the gall to suggest I had to do it with him for a promotion. I just thought he was crazy. “You’re not serious?” were my exact words, as I belted back the martini and laughed… But it did bother me for a long time after that. I thought were friends! I guess, it turns out, I was quite naïve!

This book got me thinking – about the GUMPTION these women have. THEY WENT FOR IT. What’s real about this fictional story is all the trials and tribulations that came with this endeavor. The JUMP they take INTO THE ABYSS of creating this survey to publish. The characters have the background, knowledge and ability. THEY HAVE A VISION and THEY MAKE IT HAPPEN.

This is what I came away with from this book.

HandI called Marcia right away. “Lovely,” I said, “It’s a terrific book – I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not because of the sex business, but because IT MADE ME THINK. WHAT WOULD I DO? Would I not let fear of the unknown results stop me and just GO FOR IT? I don’t know. I think I’ve stopped myself loads of times. But these characters are SO DETERMINED. THEY DON’T STOP FOR ANYTHING. It was so inspiring for that reason. IT INSPIRED ME TO GET INSPIRED. It was a page-turner not because I care about the results of the survey, but because for all the escapades that they go through, they don’t stop. They keep going, no matter what! So I thank you for it, Marcia!” And I do so here and now.

ENTERPRISING, People. We all need to be enterprising!

I know dear individuals who seem lost and don’t know what to do with their lives. Struggling. We can suggest and suggest, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. They need to find the inspiration themselves. But there is loneliness and all sorts of wayward feelings flying about in the atmosphere. It’s even in the news everyday. People feel defeated before they even start. I’m not so sure that all this technology literally at our fingertips is such a brilliant thing. Even I get lost in the Insta scroll. I forget to look up. The LIGHT IS GREEN, now WALK! But oh! Look at that post, I better “Like” before I look. No. MOVE FORWARD. We must move forward! And look at the person next to you. And… you know what? TALK. TALK TO THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU. And ask a question. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? GET INSPIRED!

What’s Up, Pussycats gave me a new perspective. Come at something from a different angle and you just might get a better view. Take a step to the left and then one forward. There, between the tree branches, is a better view.

Be COURAGEOUS. BE COMPASSIONATE, BE YOU!

I love this little sign, I found it on La Brea Avenue near 6th Street on the bottom of a lamppost. It says it. And if you take the time to look – the SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE. They are in a page in a book. They are literally, on a lamp post!

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Be inspired and let yourself think about it. Give it a new breath. Give yourself a chance to be inspired with your idea, let it incubate, then do the research for it, then keep on track no matter what. This is what I came away with in Marcia’s Mitchell’s book. It was inspirational for the ACTION these women take. They could have created a baking contest. It was their INSPIRATION to make something COME TO LIFE. So I have been churning, churning out more ideas ever since I read it. And each moment, I have to tell myself, – SELF – Alicia, you can take this excitement and inspiration and just…GO FULLY FOR IT! you can DO IT!!

Read more by Alicia Gargaro-Magana and her book, MISS FANCY PANTS ~