Friendship is the only relationship that can be experienced in every type of relationship whether between family members, professional peers, romantic partners, etc. We create these formidable bonds as we share things in common such as location, ideas, personality traits, hobbies, culture, and more. These connections strengthen as we begin to fully care about the other party and their well being. Relationships are able to grow and blossom as we realize honest and open communication are key, as well as participating in both giving and receiving.
Friends are the ones who we go to when we need help solving a problem, want to go see the new Marvel movie or chick flick, or just want to feel their presence so we know we are not alone. We are able to laugh, cry, vent, and go through every other emotion with our friends, all the while being supported and uplifted. They will tell us when we are at fault, being irrational, or just plain petty. Our truest friends are always there and will even at times put their grief and anguish aside just to allow us to confide fully in them during our most dire moments of need.
If you are fortunate enough to experience friendship with your parent, sibling, cousin, grandparent, or any other relative, be grateful for most are not able to have such a strong relationship let alone the presence of such a person in their life. If you have been blessed with finding romance and have the ability to build a strong friendship with your lover, give infinite thanks because not everyone is able to create such a powerfully, healthy relationship with their intimate partner. If you have anyone else in your life who you know will always be by your side, realize how your life is truly wonderful.
Continue to upkeep the relationships that are most fulfilling in life. There is no point in exhausting all of your energy into a bond that is unhealthy, abusive, or detrimental in any way. Listen to your heart and your soul, and you will know who is truly a friend. Give these people your all, and enjoy every moment by their side.
Three ways to upkeep a friendship:
Listen – Give them your 100% undivided attention when they are speaking about something important or even minute.
Be reliable – If you’re going to meet up for coffee, go on a trip, or even plan a phone call, make sure to keep your word. It is important that they can depend on you.
Be honest – Tell them the truth about your feelings, opinions, and views on all situations where they seek advice. I am not saying to be rude, uncouth, or demeaning – just honest. They might not thank you immediately, but they will eventually.
I am sure you all already are well aware of the importance of friendship Eternal Waking Beauties. Keep upholding these beautiful connections the universe has created for us.
A solar eclipse is a time of high energy as the feminine moon places herself in front of the masculine sun. As the sun passionately engulfs the moon in his warm embrace, the moon enhances her own mysterious beauty. The combination projects a profound surge of development and transformation.
The perfect alignment is magnifying all of the truths within and around us like a laser beam stimulating our higher consciousness. The more we reject the natural order of change and timing, the harder this transition will be. Our feminine moon beseeches us to relinquish all restraints of stubborn control as we surrender to the divine timing of life. We are being asked to remain open and allow everything we have been waiting for to flow through us. Our manifestations are coming to fruition as the sun showers us in empowerment.
New Moon in Leo
The new moon in Leo last month asked us to lead with our heart. Now, we are being asked to move forward utilizing the inner knowledge of our souls. Our third eye is begging to remain open, and the thousand petal lotus of our crown is breathing in the universal energies.
Leo has an innate sense of intuition guided by loving compassion. The fixed energies of this sign are not limiting us by cementing us in our old ways, but instead are building a foundation of stability and security. Fire blazes within as our light is one in the same of our masculine sun. Paired with our newfound, solid footing we are shining our innate effervescent light and love as we remain open channels of earthy and universal vibrations.
The Sun (divine masculine: creativity, energy, confidence, universal energies, warmth, happiness, conscious mind), Moon (divine feminine: softness, reciprocity, intuition, earth energies, cool, serenity, subconscious mind), and Mars (assertion, survival, sexual attraction) trine Saturn (boundaries and limitations) and Uranus (progression, ingenuity, enlightenment). This favorable aspect stimulates a lot of intense, masculine energies and pairs them with an intuitive softness allowing for favorable boundaries.
There has been a reoccurring trend with the ability to move forward with a new, inventive spark allowing for many changes. The pairing with the solar eclipse has made these shifts more drastic than they have been previously. We are continuing to discover our limitations and set structured boundaries with ourselves and others leading to healthy ways of being. Both of these circumstances are residing in both our subconscious and conscious minds.
Venus (love, pleasure, values) squares Jupiter (prosperity, growth, optimism) and Uranus, while Jupiter squares Pluto (rebirth, renewal, spiritual growth). This harsh aspect is placing difficulties between love, expansion, and progress. We are being asked to look at our values and evaluate where we want to grow. These changes of rebirth and renewal are not going to be easy, but are extremely necessary.
This solar eclipse really is about drastic changes and these planetary aspects are reinforcing transformations necessary in our lives. These alterations may seem harsh, however, the moment we choose to evolve we will be able to receive all of the gifts the universe wants to shower upon us.
My solar eclipse and new moon in Leo ceremony is going to include open roads, star, and the universe incense opening myself up to infinite possibilities. Each of these aid in the manifestation of my most treasured dreams opening us up to the universe’s prosperity. I will be using white and violet (or lavender) candles to open my crown chakra to the universe and connect me to the source and my own spirit.
Originally I planned on Labradorite, the stone of change and transformation to be my crystal of choice. However, I believe I will be utilizing Rose Quartz more because unconditional love and compassion is going to be needed during these radical times of metamorphosis. I am also being drawn to Sunstones and Rubies that aid in empowerment, abundance, and growth linking to the magical Phoenix.
I am going to focus on the rebirth of myself as I align with my higher consciousness. As I rise from my current ashes with a newfound renewal and revival, I am going to fill myself with a warm empowerment encompassed by love and compassion. I can feel my fire burning, my soul vibrating at a higher rate, and my wings beginning to unfold. I am ready to transform and rise allowing my light to shine and my spirit to soar.
Be gentle with yourselves at this seemingly tumultuous time Eternal Waking Beauties. Allow yourself times of respite and begin to act upon impulses outside of your comfort zone. The universe will embrace you with love and acceptance as you remain true to yourself.
“When we release we heal, when we heal we grow.” -Eternal Waking Beauties⠀
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The full moon combined with the lion’s gate energies had many feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and down right drained. To aid in the healing of all the madness I decided a bath was necessary. I was guided to utilize epsom salt and lavender. My lavender essential oils and dried flowers made a perfect pairing with my refreshing and grounding epsom salts. Six drops of lavender for healing and nurturing, three scoops of epsom salt for expansion and growth, and a pinch of dried lavender for an earthy connection. As I soaked, I pictured everything I needed to release permeating from my pores into my bath. I allowed everything that no longer serves me to slough off of my spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical being. I allowed all thoughts that entered my mind to sit with me as they presented themselves. Once they were finished I asked that they too be exited from my being filling the tub. I usually use stones, but was not directed to use any at this time. I physically removed all dead skin, dirt, and grime from my physical form representing the emotions, thoughts and behaviors I wanted to exit my other ethereal bodies. When I was finished and felt fully cleansed, I asked Archangel Raphael to patch up any wounds left open as I pictured myself engulfed by an emerald green light. As the tub drained I pictured all of my worries, sorrows, fears, and other aspects of myself and my life that no longer served me leaving my space. I thanked all of my guides for being present and aiding me in this process. I encourage all of you to take some time for yourselves and allow a moment for release. ⠀
The Lion’s Gate Portal that opens every year piques on August 8th. This phenomenon occurs when the sun is in Leo, Sirius, (the brightest star in the sky in the constellation of Canis Major) is closest to the Earth, and Orion’s belt aligns with Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. During this time our spirits are downloading a great amount of ethereal knowledge. The veil begins to lift as our vision clears. The truths of the universe and our world begin to come into focus, and we are given the opportunity to step into the light. When we do so our inner light begins to magnify, permeating the physical realm around us. We begin to glow in our luminous bodies with the lion’s courage to be the change we want to see. Once we are able to step into our true form we can project our light to others and alter reality for the better.
This particular Lion’s Gate opens between two new moons placed in Leo (one in July and the second in August). Add on the holiday of Lughnasadh and the fact that Leo is a fire sign ruled by the sun, and you have a monopoly of intensely, passionate heat leaving the cosmos ablaze. There is so much masculine energy bringing warmth, empowerment, and action to our lives. The last new moon asked us to bring a gentle and moral love into our leadership methods. Lughnasadh encouraged us to stay motivated and allow our light to billow within and extend beyond ourselves. Now we are amplifying both of these messages by pairing it with knowledge and insight to the truth around us.
The date of this year’s Lion’s Gate opening is on August 8, 2017. If we break it down based on Numerology, we get 8/8/2017; 8+8+2+0+1+7=26; 2+6=8 – hence how we get to the triple 8 occurrence. The number eight is ruled by Saturn, (the planet of boundaries and limitations) and Karma, (lessons and accomplishments presented in our current life based on actions taken in both our current and past lives).
Saturn helps us set boundaries with others, learn about our own limitations, break through destructive limitations put onto us by others and ourselves, and push through boundaries keeping us from our highest potential. Old Karma is more prominent in our current lives at this time, and we are asked to finally learn from our lessons so we can utilize the advantages bestowed upon us.
Eight symbolizes strength, success, organization, ambition, courage, confidence, prosperity, abundance, and professionalism. It is time to be grateful for the physical splendors we are blessed with, while remaining in tune to our divine wisdom. As spiritual beings having a human experience we are encouraged to enjoy success and abundance in the physical realm as long as we do not abuse our power. It is important to remember our life’s purpose by staying true to our soul’s morals by remaining in the light and overflowing with love.
Twin Flame Unions
Twin Flames are two souls that used to be a part of the same soul at one point. The original soul chose to split in two in order to find its other half and increase the vibrations of love on Earth. Many twin flames have shared past lives together as the ultimate karmic relationship.
Twin flames are mirrors for one another reflecting back everything they love in themselves and others as well as the irritating and obnoxious qualities they would prefer to change. Even though they are a part of each other, they are not identical souls. They often have many beliefs, morals, hobbies, and interests in common. However, one is usually a thinker while the other is a doer. One also embodies the divine masculine, and the other the divine feminine. (Even though we all have both masculine and feminine qualities, our souls are either one or the other and we as humans are trying to find the balance between the two). We have different thought processes, perspectives, tendencies and experiences as any other pair of humans would.
The union of twin flames challenges us to change for the better to reach our highest potential. We are being asked to grow, change, develop, and continue this process until we are able to live harmoniously by creating and expanding intense energies of unconditional love.
This year’s Lion’s Gate Portal paired with where humanity as a whole is in the Ascension process is bringing greater amounts of twin flames together. The human race has been living in darkness for far too long overwhelmed by fear and disillusioned by “reality.” We are in desperate need for more love, compassion, and empathy as the truths of society come into focus.
We have been hiding and running for far too long as we turn our heads away from the horrific monstrosities that occur daily. Isolation has become commonplace (it can be healthy and necessary at times) to the point of solitary confinement in a “free” world. When we dissociate ourselves from each other, we are hindering our basic instincts to be nurturing, sociable, and interconnected.
2017 is a year of 1 where we are learning how to become more independent, empowered, and confident. We are about to enter a year of 2 as we begin to pair up in a very big way. This soul reunion for twin flames is just the beginning as we move into a more loving world filled with uplifting and encouraging relationships.
Enjoy learning, growing, expanding, and loving during this time Eternal Waking Beauties. The Ascension process has been intense and we are all in this together! Keep your light shining, hearts loving, and eyes open.
The full moon in August received the name of the “Sturgeon Full Moon” from Native American tribes who knew they could easily find sturgeon in the Great Lakes during this full moon. For them, the sturgeon symbolizes vitality and longevity. They are strong enough to be able to swim against the current to their spawning ground giving us the encouragement and empowerment to do the same. We are being asked to move through difficult times with grace utilizing our instincts.
Other Native American tribes dubbed this full moon the “Corn Full Moon” due to the abundant harvests of corn or maize at this time. Corn is one of the “Three Sisters” along with squash and beans that Native Americans would plant together. For some corn was a deity and for others it was a gift from the Creator bringing protection, luck, nourishment and medicine. Due to these beliefs, corn was often used for spiritual rituals and offerings. It is time to be grateful for all Mother Gaia’s abundance from food to shelter and the rest of life’s necessities such as air and water.
Lunar Eclipse & Full Moon in Aquarius
Lunar eclipses and full moons are both a time of release. Because both of these phenomena are occurring in the sign of Aquarius we are being asked to let go of the “rebel without a cause” aspect in our lives. The worn out teenage immaturity of needing to be right by doing the opposite of what we are told to prove a point and arguing with others over menial disagreements is ready to be over.
It is time to mature in our thought, communication, and behavioral patterns. Being independent is not enough. Right now we need to learn how to become interdependent and come together. We all deserve the best of everything life has to offer. It is important to hone our listening skills to enhance our effectiveness in communication. If our actions are not helping or benefiting others, then they are not actually helping or benefiting ourselves. Let go of all underdeveloped ways of life.
Aquarius is our fixed air sign ruled by Uranus and Saturn. We are at a time of witty intelligence as we exercise our independence. While we exert our own rights and freedoms, we are also being asked to enforce traditions and preserve responsibilities. These traditions and responsibilities are not celebrating holidays nor daily tasks, but grandeur and older.
It is time to go all the way back to our ancestral roots of basic ethical and moral traditions of practicing patience, tolerance, respect, compassion, empathy, harmony, and love. We must also take responsibility of our actions as a whole of all humanity. Giving back to the Earth and preserving clean water and air are greatly needed at this time. Ensuring the care and proper treatment of others, animals, and all life forms is paramount, and our responsibility as the sole conscious life form inhabiting Earth.
Uranus is the planet of progression and ingenuity. It is time for each of us to utilize our strengths and creativity toward new ideas and ways of being for the betterment of ourselves and the conscious whole. Change and progress are necessary as we reroute the path we are on to ensure a better future for everyone. We are progressing the world in a positive way by fulfilling our purpose.
Saturn is the planet of boundaries and limitations. We are being asked to let go of all boundaries and limitations we have built that do not allow us to fulfill our full potential. Now is the time to remove any boxes, labels, or categories that are separating all of us to believe we are so different and not interconnected. These thought processes and practices are creating factions within society when the final stage of maturity is the concept of interdependence – being able to cooperate and work with others. We will not be able to move forward and make changes to be better alone. It is necessary to come together in order to grow with optimum strength through unity.
Lunar Eclipse & Planetary Aspects
Saturn, (the planet of limitations) trines the sun, (the divine masculine: assertiveness, creativity, happiness, warmth) and Uranus (the planet of progression) and sextiles Jupiter, (the planet of growth and prosperity) allowing us to reconstruct the infrastructure of our lives and society with ease. We are more active in the development of our environments as we continue to grow and advance. Fear is being shed as we are seeing the truth of the world around us. Expansion, progress, and prosperity is available to everyone individually and as a whole as we create new boundaries that benefit us all.
Mercury, (the planet of communication and thought processes) opposes Neptune, (the planet of spiritual enlightenment and compassion), sextiles Venus, (the planet of love, pleasure and values), and trines Pluto, (the planet of rebirth, renewal and spiritual growth). The opposition of Mercury and Neptune increases the amount of negligence and uncaring nature in communication. It is important to not allow mind and tongues to run in this detrimental direction by balancing it with the favorable aspects of Mercury with Venus and Pluto. Our creative expression, thoughts and words of love as we uphold our values will help the spiritual renewal and advancement of the collective consciousness.
Deep purples of all sorts will be used for my personal full moon ceremony. I plan on utilizing purple and indigo colored candles including reiki infused healing, harmony, and third eye candles. Dry lavender and lavender essential oils will aid in amplifying calm and balanced energies. My stone of choice for this full moon is Iolite, the stone of realizing one’s spiritual responsibility. It brings joy and inspirational solutions to problems while connecting us with our souls. Iolite is gentle, protective, and unconditionally giving as we work on spiritual healing and psychic development. When aligned with our third eye, Iolite is able to facilitate intuitive insight.
For the full moon paired with the penumbral (partial) lunar eclipse, I will be writing down three major practices I want to release from myself, society, and all of humanity. The three practices I will ask to release are a destructive thought process, communication style and behavior pattern. Once I am done making my list, I will tear it up into tiny pieces and release them in the wind (if there is any) since Aquarius is an air sign.
I hope this article reaches you with love, and resonates with your soul Eternal Waking Beauties.