Sunday, July 9th, 3:59 AM PST
Blessings and Bucks
Our beloved full moon in July is known by many names, but these two stuck out to me the most. The Blessing Full Moon heralds from Pagan roots. This time of year is known for bountiful blessings in the forms of blossoming flowers, harvesting crops, and flourishing herbs. Mother Gaia is gifting us with the beauty of her natural splendor. We are being asked to count our blessings and show gratitude back to the Earth. Slow down to smell a flower, take your time as you enjoy a juicy watermelon, and unearth the secrets of burning dried lemon balm. Also, show yourself gratitude for getting through the first half of the year. There have been fluctuating ups and downs this past week, so embrace the blessings that present themselves.
The stagnant heat has most feeling sluggish and unmotivated. The Buck Full Moon brings about strength and a renewal of energy during these times. The Native Americans dubbed July’s full moon as the “buck” moon due to the stags displaying beautiful, full antlers. Bucks are known to have healing powers and are deeply connected to nature. They are noble, independent creatures with a gentle masculinity. Stags symbolize regeneration due to the fact that they shed their antlers and grow new ones every year. We are shedding everything from our past that we have held onto hindering the progress of our lives. If we harness the qualities of our noble buck, we will be able to endure this shift with more ease.
The sun conjunct Mars in Cancer opposite the moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn bringing about difficult aspects between our conscious and subconscious. Assertive Mars builds upon the masculine Sun stimulating passionate and intense unconditional love as they sit in Cancer. We are drawn to creativity and mobilizing our ideas into action with the power couple of the Sun and Mars. In doing so, we are backed up by our emotions with Cancer in our arsenal adding fuel to our intensely compelling fire. Be aware of abusing your masculine power at this time, and remember the strength in softness.
Pluto, the planet of rebirth, renewal and spiritual growth brings about great transformations with the moon holding our intuition, phases of life, and subconscious. We are at a time of major shifts globally and within ourselves. As we shed layers upon layers of ourselves, we are increasing our intuition in this phase of life. A sense of renewal from our rebirth will strengthen the connection with our true form. Pluto and the moon sit in the tenacious and responsible sign of Capricorn leading to certain limitations in our subconscious. Capricorns are stubborn when it comes to situations that do not make sense to them or do not align with their values. Being able to let go of ingrained beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors is going to be more difficult as Capricorn struggles with relying on intuition.
Jupiter in Libra squares both the sun and moon to let us know that this is not going to be easy with the planet in luck in this difficult aspect. Growth and expansion are magnified in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes of our existence. Know the changes we are making are for the better, and it will get easier in time. Celebrate each success no matter how “small” or “minute” for it is a step in the proper direction. Remember that even if we do take a step back, we are still facing forward.
Neptune in Pisces sextiles the moon and trines the sun enhancing the progression and ingenuity of our lives. We are strengthening our intuition and spiritual nature. It is projecting into our physical realm in the form of shifts in our jobs, romantic partners, or friendships. We are able to see what aligns with our souls, and are putting it into action in our lives. Follow your heart, your passion, your dreams without hesitation. It is time to stand by your higher self and bask in the radiant light of your truth.
The tools I have chosen for my personal full moon ceremony on Sunday are going to aid me in connecting to my higher self, and allowing what resonates with my truth to enter my life. I hope to give myself motivation and courage to work toward what I define as success for my life. Candles, incense, and crystals are the staples of my ceremonies.
The color of each candle creates ties to various chakras, places, and higher powers. I plan on using light blue candles to connect me to the angelic realm facilitating communication with the divine. Purple candles will instill spiritual awakening as I open my third eye to dimensions not seen. Lavender candles will connect me to the universe, and white candles will cleanse my space while opening my crown chakra to the source.
Incense can bring different energies to a space. For this ceremony, I want to use the planet to help ground me during this time of high spiritual frequency. I also plan on using the star to help fulfill my wishes and dreams that are aligned with my soul.
Finally, I create crystal grids to help increase the intensity of my intention. The main crystal for this ceremony is going to be Labradorite, the stone of transformation. Labradorite helps facilitate change with strength and perseverance as we fight for our true identity. It fills us with confidence and inspiration linking us to our intuition and awareness of our innate abilities. Labradorite also shields our aura and deflects unwanted negativity projected upon us by others.
Take flight toward your destiny as you harness your inner light. Connect to your true self during this time of extreme ups and downs. Practice gratitude and faith in yourself, your path, your decisions, and your guides as you undergo this transformation. It is not going to be easy, however, when is life ever a constant of simplicity? Life is an eternal continuous ebb and flow of change and uncertainty. The best we can do is open and unblock all channels allowing infinite possibilities to pass through us. I hope you are able to realize the truth of the beauty that lies within and around you Eternal Waking Beauties. Sending light and love!
Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ
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