Once we are able to balance our inner worlds we will be able to see the balance occur throughout our outer worlds. This massive shift from 3D to 5D is occurring to all of us as a collective. This is creating chaos as the two try to balance and exist on the same plane while our vibrational frequencies upgrade. Libra is here to help balance the scales within each of the spheres of our lives.
Family, friends, career, romance, relationships, finances, health, well-being, spirituality, creative endeavors, learning, each of these take up time and space in our lives. To find a healthy balance is to know what works best for you. Some people need to make a concrete plan with steps, alternative routes, and achievable goals, while others dream big and flow through their day. Whichever method works for you, utilize it at this time.
It is important to trust our intuition and know when to act, receive, dream, create, plan, and relax. Moving along with the energies and trusting what you are feeling to do will lead to greater progress than fighting the current. This is how we find balance. Focusing on one sphere at a time, and remembering to take breaks and go easy on ourselves.
Our divine feminine planet, Venus, rests in Gemini as our subconscious downloads the extraordinary amount of 5D information: learning, researching, studying, and multi-tasking, while our divine masculine planet, Mars, sits in Aquarius bringing goal setting, detail-oriented, step-by-step, cause and effect planning as our form of taking action. We are experiencing a meeting of the minds.
What a beautiful combination this is going to be as divine thought turns into divine action. Right now we are in the middle of the process as we balance what we are dreaming and how we are going about doing and manifesting it all into our physical realm. We are taking everything we have learned and creating piles of what we want and what we do not want moving forward. From there, we are taking the pile of what we want and creating a plan about how to achieve exactly that – our dreams and goals!
Enjoy this process and know your plans are you taking action! We are at the BEGINNING of our fool’s journey, of our soul’s path, of our divine purpose. Keep visualizing what you want your life to look like, keep feeling how satisfying it is, and make the plans before taking the next steps.
Our journey awaits. All we have to do is be present.
This full moon in Leo is igniting the fires of passion in our hearts. It is asking us to be open to receiving our divine calling at this time to gain momentum on aligning with our life’s purpose. The lion within our hearts is ready to roar beckoning us to listen to the vibrations of our very being as we make the ultimate shift.
Be open and ready for change as we really begin feeling the shift we have strived so hard to achieve. We are literally switching tracks and taking the first steps toward realizing our dreams. Manifestation is easy at this time while we are honored with Venus in Aries.
This creates an assertive vortex as we approach the portal leading us to our destined lives. Our Cardinal Aries heart gives us the courage to dive head first as the Leo moon sustains us with strength and loyalty. This loyalty resides with our very souls faithfully moving forward.
Our journey is one of nurturing as we cultivate our dreams into reality. The sun in Aquarius helps us see our plans clearly revealing one step at a time. This helps us remained focused and steadfast. We create best in the present as we allow our intuition to guide us.
Pisces holds our intuition and is helping us dream bigger at this time. We are on the brink of coming face to face with our higher selves and destined lives of purpose, love, peace, and harmony. There’s no better time than now to believe in ourselves and what we are capable of. Butterflies bring the expansion of ideas and fantasy leading to beautiful creations for the world.
We are going above and beyond climbing to the next level of existence. From our state of being, to higher understanding, clarity of consciousness, raising our vibrations, sitting in our truth, settling down in our hearts, finding respite in our souls, and breathing pure life.
Whatever you feel drawn to at this time – do it! There’s no more holding back. It is time to live life to its fullest and embark on the journey you were created to live. There is a whole world out there waiting for you to join in on the splendors ahead. Be open to receiving.
The blessings are bountiful and coming in many different forms. Let go of the parameters and constructs of what could happen or what you expect. These gifts are perfect for you, and may not be what you expect. Receive them anyway. Remain completely open and grateful.
Have you gotten used to the ebb and flow of releasing and accepting yet? Do you feel as if you are undulating in the vast sea of life as a single tendril of kelp clinging to the ocean floor while reaching for the sun? Yet we are so expansive in our own right within our existence. Keep moving with the ever changing current as the only thing you hold onto is your solid footing on the earth’s surface.
Can you feel the last remnants of hurt, resentment, and suffering flake off? Or did it peel like a separate layer of skin? Did it reverberate as a burst of energy shot it out of your very soul? Some like to release it to the moon, others to the earth.
Whatever works for you is how it was meant to be and it is alright. These releases come in many forms. Anger. Tears. Written words. Music. Dancing. Singing. Meditating. None is better than the other it just is. The sooner we accept ourselves and our process, the easier it is to let go.
Learn from your mistakes.
Forgive others for theirs.
Accept your emotions and how you process.
Practice healthy ways of being.
Let go and let love always be the answer.
M A N I F E S T
It began as just a flicker, and now it is a flame. It’s is billowing and glowing inside of you and expanding out into the universe. Keep fanning the flames of your heart and follow your passion. Let the light of your soul shine bright as you glide along the path you desire to tread upon. You are on your way to manifesting your purpose.
You have done it all along, and now you arrive at your conscious epicenter of your soul creating what you have always desired. A life you love. Soak up the rays of your own lights beauty and bask in its radiant glory.
Welcome home to the body you once felt was so foreign. Welcome to the life you have dreamed of for all these years. Welcome the power that has been awaiting your presence. Are you ready to manifest your greatness?
B A L A N C E
Last year, 2018 (2+0+1+8 = 1+1 = 2), was all about balance and relationships. We worked on how to balance all of our many facets of life such as work, school, family, friends, hobbies, sports, eating, spirituality, and self. As we learned what works and what does not work for us, we were able to create a schedule that allows us to have a balanced life. With relationships we learned how to put up boundaries, cut ties with those who were toxic, and cultivate those that were healthy. So it’s kind of perfect that the last full moon of the winter of 2018 and first full moon of the spring of 2019 was in Libra.
Libra is our sign of balance and is ruled by air craving the need of understanding and knowledge. They are ruled by Venus so everything is done with love and passion. This full moon in Libra has helped us with the final release anything that is failing our sense of balance with our spheres in life, and any relationships that are hindering our growth. Letting go of these past constraints has been done in a gentle, loving manner so we can move forward into our first true days of 2019 as we enter spring.
E X P A N D
The spring equinox fully launches us into 2019 (2+0+1+9 = 1+2 = 3). The year of 3 is a time of great expansion, growth, travel, sociability, and creativity. We are being inspired to embrace our true form and extend it beyond ourselves into the world. As we shine our light, we are beckoning others who vibrate at the same frequency toward us. This is going to be an amazing year of making deep, solid connections and friendships at a soul level that will last throughout this lifetime.
As we expand our horizon among others, we are going to also expand ourselves to visit new places we have never explored and soak in the beauty that surrounds us on this earth. When we travel we learn how to survive, embrace other cultures, and see the world through a whole new lens allowing for inner growth as well!
This year also challenges us to be creative. When we create we are playful and are able to manifest many beautiful things. Maybe you’re inclined to create music, dance to express yourself, paint to share your vision of the world, write to expose your true feelings, speak to inspire others, or cook to show your appreciation and gratitude for food and your body.
There are so many ways we can be creative whether it is in our day-to-day work, seemingly daunting tasks such as cleaning (which can be fun!), or our beloved hobbies that enchant our souls. No matter what it is that calls to you, do it! And do it with love.
The cold moon is quite literally named such due to the cold weather that has embarked upon us. However, despite the chilly climate, we are surrounded by many forms of warmth. During this time many are huddling around the fireplace, filling their glasses with wine or eggnog, and surrounding themselves with family and friends.
When there is a lack of light and warmth from our environment, we must draw from within. As we do so, it is important to restore ourselves by allowing time for relaxation. With the cold upon us as we transition to winter, we are able to appreciate everything life has to offer sustaining us through the season.
Gemini Full Moon
Communication is the theme for this full moon. Whether it is verbal, non-verbal or self-talk (aka thinking), all forms of communication are in need of cleansing. It is time to really reflect on the words we use, our tone of voice and our subtle body language cues when engaging with others.
What message are we trying to convey? How clear and concise must we be? How do we want the other party to feel about our interaction?
These are all pertinent questions whether in a formal or casual setting. Our words, tone and body language all tend to vary depending on who we are talking with and the topic of discussion. Being mindful of each aspect of communication allows for more effective interactions.
When interacting within our minds it is important to acknowledge what we say to ourselves about ourselves, others and the world. Every thought can affect the way we see and experience our lives and the world around us.
What are we feeding our brains? What kind of world are we creating? How are we impacting ourselves and our world based on our thoughts?
It is amazing how powerful our thoughts truly are. They affect our emotions which alter our actions and behaviors. There has also been research about how our thoughts affect our physical bodies. Take some time with yourself to evaluate the type of life you want to live and make your thoughts match the world you want to create around you.
Mercury, Gemini’s ruling planet of communication, will be stationary retrograde during this full moon. This means that the planet appears to be revolving on its axis in the opposite direction. When this occurs we are able to tap into the divine feminine energies of the planet. The divine feminine includes our subconscious, softness, and divine timing.
While Mercury is in retrograde, we will be allowing our subconscious thoughts to seep into our conscious mind. This is extremely powerful because we are able to connect to our core beliefs and ideologies in a big way. These thoughts will be shared with us when necessary, so we must be patient for divine timing is at work.
As we relay these thoughts and communicate with others there will be a subtle, softness to our delivery. Remember to be aware of what we are trying to convey and how we want to conduct each interaction.
Neptune, the planet of compassion, spiritual enlightenment, and inspiration trines Jupiter our planet of luck, growth, and prosperity aiding us in our transition toward spiritual awareness and compassion for the collective. There is major spiritual growth occurring at this time. More people are empathizing with others bringing a sense of community as we share our prosperity.
Neptune squares the sun, our divine masculine, and moon, our divine feminine, creating some difficulty with balancing the two. We are struggling with our need to want to know every minute detail in our subconscious mind immediately, and our conscious scope of the bigger picture. There is an indecisive nature in how to follow our spiritual path, while a need to aim high toward fulfilling our purpose is trying to take charge. Sometimes we need to quiet the mind and find our center so we may follow our truth.
Uranus, the planet of progression, ingenuity, and intuition trines Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, and Saturn, the planet of limitations and boundaries. This dynamic is putting forth new, productive forms of communication and thought patterns. We are also able to create innovative personal boundaries giving way to a healthier, happier us. As we realize our limitations we have placed upon ourselves and others, we are finding prolific ways around them. This allows for new avenues of reaching our goals.
I plan on utilizing blues and purples during my ceremony. Lavender essential oil can either be diffused or applied to the skin bringing a relaxing and clarifying energy.
Purple and blue candles will aid in the opening of our throat and third eye chakras allowing our thoughts and communication to be cleansed.
Benzoin and rainforest incense are excellent for refreshing and renewing our space. I always enjoy clearing my space with sage before lighting my candles and incense.
I will be surrounding myself with amethyst, apophyllite and clear quartz to bring me clarity and peace of mind. Blue lace agate, blue kyanite, and blue chalcedony will be present to amplify, soften and promote positive forms of communication.
During my release I will focus on all toxic ways of thinking and communicating that are causing blockages within myself. I will let them go and ask that my third eye and throat chakra be cleansed and void of all ineffective thoughts and words.
If you choose, you may make a list of qualities you no longer want and need to release. When you are done rip it up into tiny pieces and let the wind take it away (since Gemini is an air sign). I also ask my guides to aid me in this process.
Have a wonderful release Eternal Waking Beauties. I hope this article resonates with your effervescent, beautiful souls.
The frost moon draws in crisp winds with a chilly atmosphere. Amidst the cold, we begin to recognize how much warmth is drawn from within. We are a divine source of energy and heat allowing survival through the coldest months to come. As we harness this power a wave of gratitude is washed over the world as we realize how powerful our bodies are. We are also drawing toward the end of the year filled with holidays where we show appreciation for others with love and joy.
We continue our release of this lunar cycle and this year in quiet contemplation. Reflecting on the wavering months, days, moments, we take a step back to perceive the bigger picture of every minute action. It is time to forgive and let go, while never forgetting so we may continue learn and grow. Allow your inner light to guide you to a place of tranquil solitude as you give yourself respite from life to heal and recharge.
Full Moon in Taurus
Taurus is our fixed, earth sign ruled by Venus giving this sign a nurturing stability created from hard work and consistency. Full moons call upon release while bringing clarity and positive opportunity. This one in particular is asking us to let go of rigid ways and traditions that are not beneficial.
We are being challenged to change and transform while still upholding our core ethics to maintain steady footing. As we open ourselves to the new, different, and unknown we are able to take what is necessary in our growth from each while still practicing our values. Let us not dismiss the positive and negative qualities of the old and new, but instead reflect and understand the significance of each that helped us get where we are today.
The sun and Jupiter sit conjunct to one another in Scorpio as they trine Neptune in its ruling sign, Pisces and oppose the moon in Taurus. The sun represents the divine masculine of our conscious thought as Jupiter is our planet of fortune, prosperity and growth. The pair allow for favorable opportunities to grow and transform that we are able to realize on a conscious level.
This duo trines Neptune, our planet of inspiration, spiritual enlightenment and compassion creating expansion in these areas. There is a warm, loving nature as these areas of spiritual enhancement become apparent.
Our masculine pair oppose our divine feminine formed in the moon. The moon in Taurus strengthens our nurturing nature and loving ways of compassion and understanding. The sun and Jupiter create growth as they sit in Scorpio. Scorpio has three different levels. Depending on where we are in that maturation process individually, we will be affected differently.
This may be a time of more struggle for one who does not see the manipulation they use to get ahead materialistically or in their ways of love. Others will be able to find a harmony of peace and prosperity as they learn how to balance old ways with new ideas, beliefs and structures forming more effective behavior patterns. Either way, it is a learning, growing and healing process for us all as we reflect.
The frost full Taurus moon brings a time of reflection, release, positive progress and healing. The tools used for my ceremony will be based upon these factors. My incense of choice will be Amber and Sandalwood.
Amber is known as a powerful cleanser and healer. It works to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression, while also purging disease and restoring revitalizing tissues. Amber stimulates the metabolism, purifies the body, and promotes self healing.
Sandalwood brings relaxation and mental clarity, and serves as a memory booster, anti-viral, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. There are many physical and psychological benefits to aid in our healing process.
The candles I plan to use for my ceremony will be rich and dark greens to reflect that of Archangel Raphael. He is our Archangel of healing and safe travels, who constantly promotes and aids in our well-being whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.
The stones I will utilize are Amber, Citrine, Green Aventurine and Malachite for this particular ceremony. Amber will be used for the same reasons listed above, Citrine to promote happiness, prosperity and health, Green Aventurine to amplify love, abundance and health, and Malachite as my main stone of choice.
Malachite is one of the stones that resonate with Archangel Raphael. It is the stone of transformation and emotional clarity cleansing the aura and enhancing intuition – perfect for this full moon! Malachite enhances our emotional stability while strengthening our entire body increasing our health.
May this article assist you on your journey as you tune into the moon this evening. Be well and be safe Eternal Waking Beauties! You deserve all of the best and all of the love life has to offer.
The blood full moon occurs every year during the month of October. Some say the blood moon got its name due to the reddish hues of the moon. It is said to be a time of magic, wisdom, and connection. What comes to your mind when you think of blood? The eerie and ominous concept of death? The flow of oxygen coursing through your veins to give your body life?
Whether the end of life or the engine for life itself, blood can take the roll of both. The blood moon marks the sign of a season shift as we begin the end of the year when life around us appears to be “dying.” Life seems to flee from the cold months that are just around the corner. Heat is necessary to sustain life and continue blood flow throughout our bodies. The wondrous magic of life within and around us never ceases to amaze me.
Animals show the sage, inherent wisdom by harvesting from everything around them before hibernating, or migrating toward the equator for winter. How does their natural instinct just kick in? How does ours? It is beautiful to see the intelligence within all forms of life showing how we are truly are all connected from the elements, to the trees, to the birds and the bees. Our bodies are naturally engineered to help us survive.
Full Moon in Aries
Our fiery, trailblazing warriors of Aries are aiding us in our full moon release as we have fully immersed ourselves into fall. They keep us active with a burst of creative motivation as they set the tone for the entire season. There is a lot of masculine power and assertion as we take charge of the plans Libra made at the beginning of this lunar cycle.
We are shedding our selfish ways and looking to make bigger changes for everyone to be able to survive the cold, upcoming season.
Virgo and Mars meet up in the sultry sign of Scorpio creating a powerful shift in love. Romance is in the air filled with passion and sensuality. The couple trines Pluto creating a regeneration of love in our romantic partnerships.
The sun conjuncts Mercury, our beloved communicator as we are able to utilize warm, embracing speech in both our interpersonal and interpersonal conversations.
The moon squares Pluto and opposes both the sun and Mercury. This is creating a minor setback in our growth as we subconsciously hold onto some unnecessary ways of thinking, communicating, and developing.
Because Aries is a fire sign I will be utilizing red, orange and yellow candles. I will pair them with sandalwood and rainforest incense to calm the intensity of our beloved, fire sign. It will cleanse the space and bring us down to earth.
My stones of choice will be dendritic agate, tree agate, and my main stone will be fire agate. Fire agate is said to be a flame captured within a stone. It is able to bring courage, protection and strength during these times of release and transformation.
I plan on focusing on letting go of any irrational aggressive tendencies by asking for conducive outlets for my excessive energy.
Enjoy your beautiful release Eternal Waking Beauties! May your fiery passions blaze a trail of light and love.
The harvest moon is when all of your hard work and loving care has left you a bounty of delicious crops from cranberries to sweet potatoes. This time leaves you abundant as you reap your well deserved reward. What have you put all of your energy toward over this past year? We are soon to celebrate the autumnal equinox, and must show gratitude as we begin to unwind.
Appreciate all of the little things, for you never know how really big they could be. There are so many wonderfully prosperous blessings coming to us all. Be thankful for all gifts that are received, both big and small. Remember some are puzzles, so keep a jovial innocence about what is to come.
Pisces Full Moon
Pisces is a fun labyrinth of exploring ideas and feelings as they try to balance these two beautifully entwined phenomenon. Harmony is key in this sign as intuition is fed an array of knowledge. The fish always seeks to continue on their path laid before them.
Pisces consists of two fish who have their tails tied together in the abyss of the night sky. This places them at odds for sometimes one will push one way, while the other pulls in opposition. Our heads may be tugging at us one way, while our hearts cling for the other shore. Our bodies may be frozen due to our soul’s persistent cautions during the time of a Pisces full moon.
There are many favorable aspects in the night sky as Saturn trines Mercury, Venus, Uranus, and sextiles Jupiter. Saturn helps us know our limitations (working 60 hour weeks without self care), create boundaries (let someone know you will not allow their inappropriate behavior in your space), and free ourselves from restrictions unjustly placed upon us (beliefs we are limited and unable to make choices in life). Mercury will be aiding us in communicating each scenario presented by Saturn due to the favorable trine aspect. Our voices will be pure and heard. Venus brings a soft, loving flare to the dynamic allowing for a tender touch among all the drastic shifts. Jupiter gives us a favorable outcome achieved with considerable ease as it sextiles Saturn.
Uranus trines Mercury and Mars – opposing Jupiter. Uranus, the planet of progression (on day 5 of your new work out routine), ingenuity (devising a new way to organize the Q: drive), and intuition also trines Mercury creating effective communication. Mars brings an instinctual assertion to our need for these creative changes altering our lives for the better. With Jupiter in a harsh aspect, we are going to have to work hard and remain persistent to uphold a true transformation.
Pluto sextiles the moon and Neptune while sitting trine the sun. We continue on our path of spiritual growth as we hit another point of renewal creating a rebirth into our soul with Pluto. Our balance in harmonizing the divine masculine and feminine within is done at a conscious and subconscious level thanks to the moon and sun. Dreams have set sail on a sea of inspiration, while our compassion grows nurturing spiritual enlightenment as Neptune helps us ascend to our true form.
The Koi and the Dragon
There is a story of hard work and determination that begins with a school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. The school came across a waterfall, where most allowed the current the carry them downstream. Only a few continued to persist through their obstacle, and launched themselves toward the heavens. After 100 years, one reached the top of the waterfall and transformed into a golden dragon symbolizing imperial royalty and strength.
This story motivates people to remain steadfast and tenacious along their path for the reward will be worth every challenge. Every obstacle is a chance at growth and transformation for the better. Once we return to our souls by lovingly shedding our ego, we will be able to harness our inner dragons.
Picture a koi who acts like it is a dragon, but knows it’s a koi, yet is truly a dragon, and will remain a koi until it lets go of the ego to assume its true form. We are each this koi. Some of us are not able to grow because we act like a dragon with an inflated sense of self (ego), while others believe they are just koi with a deflated sense or self (also ego). Once either or both of these forms are released, we can harness our true nature of the mystical dragon.
For this ceremony my stone of choice will be the pearl. Dragons are known to play with pearls, and create them from their spittle as they fly through the air. They are said to have properties that promote faith, integrity, and purity. Pearls are linked to a mix of earth and water elements for they are created from particles of sand, and hail from the ocean. They are also linked to the moon bringing out the inner goddess to balance emotions while enhancing sincerity and loyalty. The moon and rain forest incense will make a wonderful pair refreshing and cleansing the air around me. Suggested oils or resins would be sandalwood and dragon’s blood. White, light and dark blue candles to aid in cleansing, divine connection, and tranquility will bring a peaceful contentment.
Enjoy your full moon Eternal Waking Beauties. May you all be blessed and surrounded by unconditional love.
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.
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!
The Native American Algonquin tribe gave the Strawberry Moon its name due to the harvesting of this delicious fruit. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the year, and can easily be found growing wild.
Because the leaves group in threes, they represent the holy trinity bringing about righteousness and spiritual integrity in Christian faith. Native Americans used the leaves as a blood purifier, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory. The heart-shaped strawberry symbolizes purity and passion giving us a sweet innocence with a twist of romance. Strawberries are one of the many crops of the rose family.
Europe coined this the Rose Moon due to the fact that strawberries are not native there. Roses are known to symbolize love in many forms depending on the color of the blossom: red signifies a passionate, romantic love, yellow – a love between friends, white – the purity of love, pink – the innocence of a first love, and lavender – a love of a spiritual nature. Roses also represent beauty, sensuality, and devotion.
The Strawberry, Rose Full Moon is a time of appreciation, romance, and ripening as the symbolism states. Gratitude for everything we already have brings contentment by lowering the desire held within our ego ultimately bestowing peace within ourselves. We are being reminded to enjoy the splendors of our labor shown in our accumulation of material wealth. This includes everything from money, to a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs, loved ones in our lives, and the enjoyment that comes with each attainment. Expressing gratitude brings a romantic energy into our lives.
People often believe romance is only between a coupled partnership. However, romance can be found in solitude as we soak up the beauty of our surroundings, the life captured in a flower as it breathes to the rhythm of the earth, or a sweet melody that pulls at our heart and moves us in ways we never thought possible. Romance is everywhere; we just need to have our hearts and souls open to receiving it.
Once we truly appreciate all that we have and discover the constant presence of romance in the world, we will be able to begin ripening as our soul opens and expands to the universe. We are reaching a point where we are blossoming fully into ourselves and our lives. As we reach the pinnacle of our ripened state, we will begin amplifying our awareness and aligning with our true path to fulfill our soul’s purpose. Self discovery is occurring among the masses over the course of this year. Now all we need to do is aim for our destiny.
Sagittarius is the centaur and archer. They are known to be enthusiastic, jovial, adventurous, spontaneous, and idealistic. Ruled by fire, this element enhances their power, passion, determination, and creativity. Sagittarius is also a mutable sign, which prepares for the change of a new season as we enter summer. Mutable signs are highly adaptable problem solvers, who are resourceful and detail oriented. Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius bringing good luck, prosperity, growth, and optimism.
Be prepared to find your inner fire as it surges creativity and passion into your life. Once we discover our goals, we will be able to enjoy every moment of the process with enthusiasm and an adventurous spontaneity. Not to say there won’t be difficult moments, but when we are aligned with our higher self, we are jettisoned toward our true purpose with ease. The fact that Sagittarius is a resourceful problem solver aids us immensely through this journey. Paired with Jupiter, we will be showered with an extra amount of magic bringing luck and prosperity. Jupiter will be placed in Libra during this lunar phase, so we will more likely be favored during moments of morality, giving, and philanthropy.
Three of our planets are placed in the zodiac sign they rule over.
The first is Mercury in Gemini. Mercury is the planet of our thought processes and communication, and Gemini is all about utilizing their intellect and speaking their truth. Self expression and sociability are going to be major factors during this lunar cycle. The needs of our soul will be met as we voice the truth of our higher selves and network to create the community we have been looking for (business associates, friendships, etc). It is important to work on connecting the higher three main Chakras during this time to facilitate accurate speech using our soul’s intellect over our ego’s.
Venus in Taurus is the second planetary and zodiac pairing. Venus is the planet of love, pleasures, and values as it rules over the earth sign of Taurus. Taurus is hardworking, nurturing, and enjoys routine and material comforts. This alignment is bringing stability and dependability into our daily schedule creating a strong foundation for everything to come. We are at a point where we will be accumulating more than enough worldly abundance. This allows us more freedom to harness the adventurous Sagittarius’s need to travel and try new things. The world is our oyster.
Lastly, we find Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is the planet of dreams, spiritual enlightenment, and compassion, while Pisces is highly sensitive, intuitive, and spiritual. This is going to open our sensitivity to the vibrations of the world and universe, and enhance our connection to our spirituality and souls. We are going to find ourselves noticing the ties we have with everyone and everything around us. As we open up to the realm of infinite possibilities we will align our subtle bodies and see truth with clarity. Record your dreams as these are lessons our soul is learning while our physical form is asleep. Notice any trends and address them while awake.
We are in the process of making a progressive transformation in the direction of our lives. For the past year we have been shedding our physical ego form to connect to our higher beings and raise our vibration, which in turn has lit up the collective consciousness allowing more to awaken. Each of us is going to find an innovative way to express our true self. As we shine in a unique way and make the connections needed to achieve our destiny, we are going to accumulate a vast amount of wealth on a soul level.
During the full moon, we are often in the process of releasing. In order to transform, the first step is letting go. Right now we are being asked to continue shedding the last remaining parts of our ego that we keep clutching as a safety blanket. Once we relinquish these final hooks from our soul, we will be able to manifest our destinies fully by connecting to our true form. The tools needed for this ceremony include sage, incense, candles, crystals, a pen, and paper.
In preparation for all of my lunar ceremonies, I create crystal grids with the main stone of choice in the center. For this ceremony, I have chosen Strawberry Quartz as the focal point.
Strawberry Quartz brings clarity and amplifies the properties of other stones around it. It also promotes love, gratitude, and generosity. As it balances and aligns our subtle bodies, we are able to gain insight and understanding into our purpose on a spiritual level. The Strawberry Quartz vibrates with the same energy of the Strawberry Full Moon, and is enhanced due to the planetary placements of this significant time.
Next, I smudge my space with white sage. I will begin by asking my guides of choice to be present, and help me release the last parts of my ego as I shed the final feathers of my plumage in my phoenix form. Using my left hand I rotate my sage bundle counter clockwise creating small circles. As I continue this motion in my wrist, I also form larger counter clockwise circles as I extend my arm. Once I complete three full rotations, I switch to my right hand and move clockwise in the same manner. Counter clockwise circles cleanse the space of old, stale energy that is charged, whereas clockwise circles draw in positive energy to my space. Finally, I light my incense and candles of choice.
I have chosen Red Rose incense for this particular ceremony. Red Rose is perfect for the Rose Full Moon by drawing in love and light. I plan on pairing my incense with pink, white, green, and lavender or violet candles. Pink candles will draw in more gentle love, white will help keep my space cleansed, green will ground me during this process, and lavender or violet will connect me to my higher self and universe. My intention is to release the facets of my self that are no longer needed with love as I express my gratitude for how they have helped me in the past.
I will picture a miniature form of myself bearing all of this fear, anger, resentment, pain, and behaviors that bring feelings of guilt and shame sitting in my palms. As I smile and thank her for all she has done to protect me to see that justice was served, I will give her a little kiss. From there I will let her know she does not need to harbor these feelings for me anymore because I intend on becoming an open channel allowing these feelings to flow through me without holding onto them. Lastly, I will give her one last kiss and set her free as she floats to the universe.
Once done with this process, I will record everything I want to unhook onto a piece of paper. As I write each aspect with loving intention, I visualize each hook releasing from my being. When I am finished with my list I will light it on fire with my pink or white candle. I chose fire to aid in my release since Sagittarius is a fire element. Once my list has completely turned to ashes, I will picture my phoenix form doing the same. Afterward, I thank my guides for being present and protecting me with love and light during this process. I continue to sit and meditate until my candles and incense have finished burning out.
I hope you receive this article with love. Happy releasing waking beauties!