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CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SOUR CREAM DRESSING Creamy cucumber salad is one of our favorite summer side dishes. The sour cream dressing and fresh dill are a perfect compliment to the crisp cucumbers. It's great for picnics and grilling – or simply using up the bounty...read more
Life with pets…
No human will be as excited to see you and to love you. Coming home to a loyal companion that gives you unconditional love will increase your serotonin levels. In an increasingly selfish world, we can only consider pets as our one true friend. Apart from boosting...read more
Change can be a great opportunity, are you ready?
Planet Flash - Week of 1/20/2020 By Nancy Foley of Cienna Moon As I begin to write I am given the image of a parent (decades ago) telling their child to “be a good soldier” and the adult version of the child now saying "what does that even mean"? Relevancy and...read more
The concept of elevation speaks to our sense of self, our ego, our will power, and how we chose to navigate this lifetime…
Planet Flash for the week of 1/13/2020 By Nancy Foley of Cienna Moon As this week begins to take shape I am shown a person on stilts walking through the crowd. It seems that he is making his way quickly albeit with a bit different approach than others around him. The...read more
C is for Cookie, and for Christmas!
Well, we're down to the wire, folks! With Christmas less than 36 hours away, are you ready?! For those of us that may be running out of Christmas Magic, we found these amazing last minute Christmas Cookie recipes from our friends over at The Oregonian to help you out!...read more
Are you on Santa’s Nice List?
Planet Flash week of 12/9/19 By Nancy Foley of Cienna Moon In preparing to write this week’s missive the term “situational awareness” comes up as a theme. It seems this term is used in the military and police but lends itself to many other thoughts related to...read more
Move through, not beyond, whatever is happening around you
Planet Flash Week of 12/2/19 By Nancy Foley of Cienna Moon Until 12/21/19 the Sun is in the Sagittarius. Today Jupiter the ruler of Sagittarius has graduated into one sign beyond its nativity, Capricorn. As a result we will begin to filter our experiences in a...read more
We start out the week wondering…
Planet Flash - Week of 11/18/19 By Nancy Foley www.ciennamoon.com We start out the week wondering if indeed it’s all in the past as new information spills out that previously was unknown or untold. It seems it is time for the brave to step forward while the timid step...read more
With the less intense planetary influences of other days we are able to work through any ongoing situations around us…
Planet Flash Week of 10/21/19 By Nancy Foley of Cienna Moon 10/21/19 Monday We start off the day with a last quarter moon in Cancer around 8:39 AM and this energy just seems to sit around us for most of the day. It takes us back to a time where we felt part of...read more
Mercury is in Retrograde
Mercury in Retrograde can send even the most conscious of people out of whack. Take a look at these tips to see how you can make the most out of this trying period. Aries: It’s especially important to watch your finances during this Mercury retrograde period. It could...read more
As we come into the middle degrees of various planets in the cardinal signs, we come to terms with what we have started…
Planet Flash : Week of 10/7 By Nancy Foley of Cienna Moon As I begin to assemble the information for this week’s flash I am hearing a song playing in my head. It’s “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel. There is a refrain that goes…”clowns to left of me,...read more
A chain reaction is fueling a reactive pattern around us
Planet Flash Week of 9/23/19 By Nancy Foley www.ciennamoon.com As I start to write this week I am hearing, “Isolation, dedication, provocation, and results”. It feels like a chain reaction of sorts is fueling a reactive pattern around us. The ignition point...read more