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 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.
Balance. Life is a rhythm of harmony fluttering through the very essence of our being. Even the beauty of all that is life can find blockages altering the natural flow. Following the turbulence we come to a state of balance allowing for a new path to be created. We continue to ride the tempo of a new beat until another obstacle emerges.
The dust is beginning to settle from the year. All of the clutter and chaos simmers from everything we have accomplished. Libra is helping us regain our sense of balance projecting an inner and outer harmony. What have you discovered along your long and weary path? What blockages or obstacles have you overcome? What do you cherish the most out of every moment you’ve experienced?
Libra allows us to reflect on the wonderful ways we have shown our resiliency and experienced the joys in life.
Our splendid Libra is a cardinal, air sign ruled by Venus. Welcome the trailblazers, the innovators, the creators and inventors of modern day marvels. Your keen eye and pragmatic mindset are wrapped in empathy. We are all utilizing these characteristics in our own unique way for this new moon.
October = 10th month of the year.
19= 1+9= 10
2017= 2+0+1+7= 10
The new moon falls on 10/10/10 or 1/1/1 with an amplified vibration due to being paired with zeros. One represents independence, new beginnings, tenacity, creation, success and manifestation. The number one vibrates with the frequency of the sun. The sun is our masculine ally nourishing our souls with warmth. Beware of getting too hot and becoming conceited, intolerant and aggressive.
We have been on a path this year toward self sufficiency, inner growth, and soul searching for our true passion and purpose. There will be more clarity as we come to the realizations of our truths.
There are three 1’s creating an additional vibration of 3, which is ruled by Jupiter and the number of the Ascended Masters. Jupiter is our planet of luck and prosperity as we expand our circle of consciousness and compassion. The Ascended Masters are those who once lived on earth and ascended due to their level of spiritual awareness and practices. We are being asked to do the same by nourishing our own soul, and spreading that awareness to others even if displayed with a simple act of kindness.
Threes the number of sociability, kindness, positivity, communication, imagination, growth, passion, and manifestation. This is where we are being asked to discover how to become effectively interdependent. We are learning how to work alongside others to create and manifest what is collectively desired to benefit the whole of humanity and the world.
We must learn how to balance our introverted independent nature as we tend to self-care and love and our extroverted independent nature creating connections of kindness and compassion.
For this new moon ceremony, I plan on burning red rose and amber incense (3 of each) to bring love, light and happiness into my life. I have been working on finding contentment with my life and everything I have as a sincere form of gratitude.
With my incense, I will be burning pink and yellow candles (3 of each) to amplify these vibrations of joy and unconditional love. One will be for myself, one for others, and one for the world and universe.
My stones of choice are Rose Quartz for love and yellow calcite for a soothing warmth. My main stone for this particular ceremony is going to be fluorite. Fluorite is able to ground excess mental and emotional energies causing anxiety or nervousness. It also helps cleanse the aura of unwanted ties to others’ energies, and aids in balancing various chakras.
There are a number of colors that fluorite comes in and each correlate with the chakras and their metaphysical properties. Purple fluorite helps open our spiritual connection and enhances our abilities to communicate with various light bodies from the spiritual realm such as Archangels, Ascended Masters, and the Fae. Green aids in healing on all levels getting to the heart of the issue. Blue resonates with our throat, ears and nose which are governed by our throat chakra, which facilitates communication. Blue fluorite is able to soothe and reconcile any communication blockages or issues. Yellow promotes cooperation and group alignment fulfilling our natural need to be social, and beyond that creating positive connections with others.
Happy manifesting Eternal Waking Beauties! Take care of your lovely souls at this time.
Virgos are our earthy, mutable friends in the zodiac ruled by the planet, Mercury. The earth element contributes to Virgo’s hardworking, dedicated and nurturing nature. They embody our Mother Gaia giving others life from her bountiful abundance. Mutable signs help us shift from one season to the next. This particular transition is a time of extreme preparation for cold, winter months paired with a large collection or harvest of goods accumulated throughout the year. Virgos are excellent organizers, efficient, and resourceful. How do you plan on unwinding your year? What are you securing to ensure a successful winter?
We will be utilizing a vast array of communication styles and thought processes with Mercury as our ruling planet. Communication can be verbal or non-verbal including language, gestures, body postures, eye contact and more. There can also be internal or external forms of communication, where we are interacting with other life (or non-life) forms, or conversing within ourselves creating thoughts. Virgo has a very systematic and pragmatic way of thinking that is reflected in their communication style. Be prepared to take on some of these traits as we begin to logistically dissect the world around us.
There are five major celestial bodies residing with one another in the sign of Virgo. As with all new moons, the masculine sun lovingly embraces the feminine essence of the moon aligning our conscious mind with our subconscious mind. This allows us to clearly see our true desires creating a portal of opportunity as our masculine and feminine essences align within.
Mars enhances our innate sense for survival, and assertive instinct to ascertain what is necessary to live. This becomes a major focus as our reptilian brain hones in on the basics of existence. Because Mars rests in Virgo there will be a very “matter-of-fact” approach on how to achieve these next steps toward our goals.
Venus brings an abundance of love and wealth in its many forms. Love can be shown with a kind word, considerate act, or soft touch, while wealth can be accumulated in the forms of money, health, family and friends among other treasures. Due to Virgo’s nurturing tendencies, we will be asked to express our love to help tend to others utilizing our various constructs of wealth.
Finally, Mercury rests in Virgo as well enhancing our abilities to organize and execute our thoughts and actions with a tenacious fervor.
There are many harsh aspects in the sky causing slight discernment. The sun and moon square Saturn, our planet of boundaries and limitations. This is causing a number of obstacles and difficulties to rise to the surface. It is not that they are new, but we are finally able to analyze them in our conscious mind. Now that we are able to see them clear as day, what is our plan of action to get through the trials and tribulations planted around us? This is where the analytical processing of a Virgo’s mind will come in handy.
Mercury and Mars oppose Neptune, the planet of dreams, spiritual enlightenment, and compassion. This may create a harshness in our thoughts and actions. It is okay to be assertive without being aggressive. We do not want to fully detach our empathetic ways, nor from the innocent acceptance of others.
Luckily, Venus and Saturn trine Uranus, the planet of progression and ingenuity allowing for a surge of new boundaries created to better facilitate love and values. Mercury and Mars trine Pluto, which was just reassigned the title of planet again! Pluto brings rebirth, renewal, and spiritual growth. These qualities are occurring in our inner and outer forms of communication and our chosen actions and behaviors. These positive aspects will balance out the hurdles we will face.
What’s with the Moose?
I am not sure why the image of a moose came to my partner and then me before writing this article, but it did. When I looked up what the moose totem represented everything clicked into place. A moose is pretty much our Virgo of the animal kingdom. They are strong, independent creatures that are self-reliable and self-sustaining similar to our Virgos. Moose symbolize communication due to their mating calls, wisdom and abundance for their resourceful nature, and transformation with their innate knack at camouflage which is what this new moon is all about!
Moose bring the message of empowerment, integrity, and unseen abilities. They have a heightened sense of sound and smell, and come out of the womb seeing clearly. Moose encourage us to utilize our senses and trust our intuition. It is time to utilize the strength in our power with our given abilities just like our majestic moose.
Any and all cleansing, renewing, and grounding tools will be beneficial during this time. Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, and rain forest incense, resin, and oils will be excellent for the grounding and mental clarity process. White, green, and brown candles will enhance those energies in your sacred space.
It is time to sharpen or bring clarity to our third eye, and a soft, understanding to our throat chakra. Aphophyllite and Clear Quartz will be beneficial for the third eye to see the truth of the matter. Blue Lace Agate and Blue Kyanite will bring a gentle tenderness and precise format to our communication styles. Blue Chalcedony is going to be my main stone of choice as it brings a non-judgmental acceptance filled with positive beliefs and comforting energies.
Surround yourself in a pearly white light with a soothing, blue lining as you begin to manifest for this lunar cycle. As for assistance from all ethereal bodies from gods to angels to ascended masters to the fae in aiding you to achieve these goals. Take advantage of this time as we are allowed to make great strides at this phase of the moon.
Happy manifesting Eternal Waking Beauties. Stand up for yourself and all those around you as you exude care and compassion from your loving core.
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.
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.
“I’m gonna be a mighty king so enemies beware!” sang Simba in on of the most heart wrenching Disney classics, Lion King. I know, I know, corny beginning, but how many of us as kids staring up into Johnathan Taylor Thomas’s large, cartoon lion eyes really believed we would be a “mighty king” one day? What constitutes a “mighty king”? Who is this person we are striving to be? How are we going to become this sign of nobility and honor?
Some might think a “mighty king” is one who rules over others and is in a place of power exercising it how they see fit. Others might believe it is how one practices their leadership roles whether big or small through an ethical morality of the heart. Everyone will have a different definition or perception of this term. Even if some people agree on core characteristics, they may disagree on additional qualities necessary; therefore making no two definitions of a “mighty king” identical.
Honor, integrity, patience, kindness, tolerance, love. Even these words we use to describe how one can attain the “mighty” aspect of being a king, ruler, or leader of some sort will have various meanings based on the person who is defining them. Right now we are all learning what this means to us. I believe we are no longer trying to work hard on becoming someone, but are rather trying to express who we truly are by becoming connected with ourselves.
A Look into Leo
Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by none other than the sun. Fixed signs are oftentimes very stable, reliable, hard-working, and loyal. Fire signs are creative, energetic, and passionate. The sun is our divine masculine bringing light, warmth, assertion, happiness, and outward expression. Leos tend to like the materialistic gains made in the physical realm of life such as career achievements, financial prosperity, the newest and best of everything from cars to clothes to accessories, and express themselves in their appearance.
Leos can range from money obsessed workaholics, to pampered house pets only concerned about their looks, to loving and nurturing caregivers, to kind and generous saints. There is an array of diversity among each zodiac sign. The sun sits in it’s own sign magnifying the strong and lovable qualities of our gentle lion, as well as the temperamental and controlling aspects of our shallow dictator.
In Tarot, we find the lion represented on the 8th card of the Major Arcana labeled “Strength”. Eight is the number of prosperity, abundance, material gain, and advancement in life paralleling that of Leo. Strength is the card that teaches us that forceful, controlling power is not always the strongest form of strength. In fact, strength is also recognizing to be patient, soft, and gentle in order to achieve a goal or make a point, and is sometimes more effective than the former nature. This is seen in lions for even though they are ferocious and powerful as the leaders, they are still there to protect and care for all in their pride. There must be a loving and nurturing side in order to achieve the strength of the bonds formed between each member of a lion’s pride.
The sun, moon, Mars, and Mercury all sit in Leo during this New Moon cycle. Both our conscious and subconscious, masculine and feminine, and positive and negative qualities are being amplified in the light of a Leo. We are finding our strength, practicing our roar, and learning how to be a leader. At the same time, we are allowing ourselves to be nurturing, loving, understanding, and kind with others and ourselves in all aspects of our lives.
Mars is adding an element of extra assertion in our public lives, and sexual passion in our private lives. We are trying to enhance the quality of each facet in life whether work, relationships, or self. Mercury is giving us a fiery or loving form of communication depending on what type of Leo we are projecting.
Right now, manifestation is everything. We are truly in the driver seat on this one. Everything can go one of two ways depending on what type of “mighty king” we decide we want to be. We are the leader of our lives. We are choosing the decisions we are making. We are creating the reality of our perception. Do we want to be the dreaded dictator or revered ruler? We have this choice.
There is going to be a gigantic triangle on the night of the New Moon as Mercury trines Saturn and Uranus while they trine each other. This is going to allow us to set clearly defined boundaries with others; whether communication is effective or not is up to us. Either way the truth about our limitations in the various parts of our lives are going to be expressed.
Uranus wants freedom from restraints and restrictions. This too will easily be relayed – again it may or may not be healthy or effective communication. We are finally asking for the freedom to be ourselves. Lines of communication are opening up all around us to facilitate speaking our truths about what we do and do not need and want in our lives. It is important to be honest and gentle as we express ourselves in order to maintain integrity in our relationships whether with a boss, partner, friend, or foe.
The difficult aspects of the sky are the harsh squares of Uranus with the sun, moon, and Mars. Our freedom is of the utmost importance to us right now. The ability to be ourselves without remorse is at the forefront of our minds. We are willing to fight over our ability to fly by expressing ourselves and savoring the moments of bliss we have been longing to feel.
There is no more room for apologies, but it doesn’t mean that we did not contribute to the folly of our own situations. We need to be honest with ourselves as well and know where we have set up these parameters for ourselves to fail. It is not just others and the outside world that is hindering our growth; it is also what we have done ourselves that lies within.
Ceremony to Shine
It is time to do some real soul searching and realize what is is we truly want and need. We must also reflect not only at what has happened in the past, but how we contributed to manifesting our current reality. This way when we express ourselves to others we can let them know what is truly their part, while accepting responsibility for our own. Continue dreaming big and working toward your goals because we deserve all of the happiness and contentment we desire. Planetary aspects are aiding us in various avenues of communication which is the core of all relationships – even with ourselves. Placements are making room for love, softness, and nurturing during these moments.
For this ceremony visualize what it is you want to manifest in yourself, in your life, and in the world. What kind of person do you want to be? What kind of people do you want in your life? What kind of things do you want to achieve? What kind of impact do you want to make? Focus on three major shifts you want to make both inside and outside of yourself and your life. Ask for aid from your guides in manifesting and achieving your soul’s aligned desires. Visualize your perfect world. Feel what it is like to live in that life. Know, believe, and trust that you can achieve all of that and more.
The tools I would use for this ceremony would be some open roads incense for manifesting after a good smudging with white sage, and red, orange, yellow, and white candles to capture purity, stability, creativity, and happiness. I would also include rose, amber, and lavender incense to bring love, light, and peacefulness to this lunar cycle. My stone of choice for this ceremony would be Sunstone.
Sunstone harnesses the energy and light of a sun in a stone similar to our solar plexus. It brings about qualities of warmth, happiness, and light. Sunstone gives us confidence and assertion as we face various endeavors. Wearing Sunstone amplifies our own light empowering our true form in the physical realm. If you are dealing with depression, loss, or grief, Sunstones are a great “pick-me-up” uplifting our souls.
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!