Tag: Lunar Cycles

Gemini New Moon 2017

 

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Gemini

The New Moon on May 25, 2017 at 1:45pm PST will be in the air sign of Gemini. Gemini is represented by a set of twins. The twins are often able to see different perspectives to every situation and have many varying interests. Because of this, Gemini is an indecisive sign and often stretches themselves very thin. You are more likely to find Gemini doing research until they know every detail about all of their options so they can make the most informed decision possible. This fits their air nature of intelligence and wit. Air signs are also independent, social, and charming. Gemini are also mutable signs, which prepare for seasonal transitions. Mutable signs are highly adaptable, problem solvers, who are detail oriented and resourceful.  We are about to enter Summer, and Gemini is helping us transition from brand new, blossoming ideas to finding a steady footing and making concrete plans to reach our goals. Gemini is also ruled by the planet Mercury, which controls our communication and thought processes.

During this New Moon, our higher selves are trying to aid us in our forms of communication by teaching us to be soft and gentle with others. Even if we have good intentions, our body language and tone of voice do not always reflect the message we are trying to convey. This is often a roadblock Gemini face as they can be received as abrupt, blunt, and sometimes cold. We are being asked to be more open and accepting of others and embrace their differences, which is not difficult for most Gemini. However, we want them to FEEL welcome and accepted so it is important that we are aware of all forms of communication – not just what we say, but how we say it, what our body language is saying, and listening with sincerity.

Throat Chakra

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Communication and self-expression are controlled internally by our throat chakra, Vishuddha. It is important that this chakra remains balanced during this time so we can speak our truth without feeling shame or guilt by expressing ourselves. There are many techniques to balance this chakra, ensuring that it is performing at its optimum level. Vishuddha is associated with the color blue, the element of sound, the Bij Mantra Ham, the key note G, the Dhyana Mudra, and yoga poses such as Halasana (plow pose) and Matsyasana (fish pose).

I personally meditate on the color blue as I repeat the mantra “Ham” while listening to singing bowls in the note of G with my hands in the Dhyana Mudra. I will follow my meditation with some Qigong exercises and yoga poses. I often have Sage, Rosemary, or Cedar wood burning throughout this process, and grid myself in blue crystals such as Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, and Blue Calcite. Once completed, throughout the day I find myself not only thinking before I speak using a gentle kindness, but I also notice that I LISTEN with a fine tuned, objective ear.

We often forget that listening is half of the communication process. Our higher selves are asking us to listen fully to what the others are saying non judgmentally with an open heart to ensure the most sincere and insightful responses. This is extremely important for the New Moon since everyone is going to want to be speaking their peace. Instead of thinking about what you are going to say next, fully process what you are hearing. Wouldn’t you want the same courtesy? Effective communication is extremely important in building all types of relationships whether family, friends, romantic partners, business associates, acquaintances, or even strangers in passing.

Note: The Dhyana Mudra is when we cross our fingers on the inside of our hands with palms face up and thumbs gently touching.

Planetary Aspects

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The planetary aspects on the night of the New Moon are going to have a major impact on our relationships with others. The planet we will be focusing on is Venus. Venus will be in the fiery sign of Aries allowing us to be more outgoing, charming, witty, and flirtatious. When Gemini is in a social mood theses characteristics tend to present themselves, and with this placement they will all be enhanced. You will find yourself taking initiative in social circles, business endeavors, and even in romantic encounters whether these qualities resonate with your personality or not. Be prepared to surprise yourself. Venus is sextile Mars bringing a lot of passion into each encounter. People will see the fire and intensity behind our words and body language.

There is going to be a huge back and forth between our ego and spirit as Venus trines Saturn and opposes Jupiter. We are going to have a tendency to want to show off in a pretentious and almost superficial manner to our cohorts, peers, and romantic prospects, while also remaining humble and sincere in partnerships. More confusion will be brought to the table as Venus is in conjunct with Uranus causing us to yearn for romantic experiences, yet refuse the overly sensual commitment to just one person. This aspect will, however, allow us to be more accepting of all people. Finally, Venus will square Pluto bringing forth many intense feelings of passionate love.

The passion mentioned with Pluto is different from that of Mars. Mars is enhancing our inner passion for the aspects of life that inspire us and call to our soul. Pluto’s passion is sexual, sensual, and intense on a physical, ego based level. Once we transcend the ego we are able to move beyond passion into the realm of unconditional love that is more intense than any passion ever experienced because it is on a soul level.

Our higher selves want us to enjoy the pleasures of the physical realm because it is a part of the human experience, however, we are being warned not to allow our souls to be consumed by this physical nature. It is requested that we remain humble, and experience all of these passions with unconditional love. This does not mean we need to attach ourselves to one person if we are single. A part of unconditional love is the ability to let go and understand that nothing and no one truly belongs to us in the physical world. So, we must live these passions and let go with a gentle, respectful love.

Ceremony Tools

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I encourage anyone performing any ceremonies this Thursday to have Blue Lace Agate present. Blue Lace Agate is a stone of truth. It not only allows us to speak our truth, but also encourages the act of listening with sincerity. Blue Lace Agate resonates with the throat chakra, and helps remove any blockages. There are many stones and crystals that promote communication, however, I believe Blue Lace Agate is most effective for this New Moon because it promotes soft and gentle forms of speech. This stone is very calming and gives the wearer a sense of peace and serenity.

I enjoy the presence of candles and incense during my ceremonies to enhance my intention. I encourage blue (preferably light blue), white, and lavender colored candles to facilitate the connection between your higher self and communication center. If the candles are reiki infused, I suggest the throat, third eye, and crown chakra candles, or spirit, harmony, peace, positive energy, and love votives. My incense recommendations would be Rosemary and Cedar wood (similar to my meditation) as they resonate with the throat chakra.

Since the New Moon is all about manifestation, I would suggest utilizing this ceremony to manifest what you want within yourself. How do you want to effectively communicate? What do you want to work on in social interactions? Are you having a hard time finding the right words to say? Do you think you are an effective listener? How do you want others to receive your words? Do you care how others perceive you? What do you want out of your various relationships? How will you make those goals a reality?

Take your time to really think everything through (as a Gemini would), and write it all down. Keep this list somewhere you will see it every day to remind yourself of the changes you want to make in yourself and your relationships. As you notice these manifestations occurring in reality, allow yourself to bask in your accomplishments. If you notice you fall short some days, forgive yourself because it is okay and we are all human. Learn from your mistake, and try to do better next time by remaining mindful. I hope you all received this New Moon report well. Happy manifesting Waking Beauties!

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ⠀

Note: I always sage my space prior to any meditation or lunar ceremony.

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Flower Full Scorpio Moon 2017

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Full Moon

The full moon is a time of culmination, fruition, clarity, and attainment of desires. It is when we reflect on what patterns and behaviors have not been working, and we release them to the universe. The illumination of the full moon sheds light on our subconscious allowing a better understanding of our inner thoughts. It is a time of harvest when we are able to reap the benefits of what was sewn during the new moon. The full moon also represents the mother, since it is ripe and full similar to the belly of a pregnant, expecting mother. This brings a nurturing and fertile aspect to this lunar phase. However, some tension may arise as the polarity of the moon and sun are positioned in antithetical zodiac signs. Each month brings a new dichotomy of opposing forces, and a different type of full moon.

May’s Flower Moon

The Flower Moon is a time of invigoration as we become fully submerged into spring. The flowers blooming, baby birds chirping, and wild strawberries peeking through the grass bring new life filling us with an electric fervor as we embrace each day. With the sun on our faces and the wind at our backs, we are ready to take advantage of every moment gifted to us. The Flower Moon also brings a sense of refreshment and openness as we open our homes to the world around us cleaning out any remaining debris from winter. It is the perfect time for spring cleaning as we get rid of the clutter and organize our lives for the upcoming year. It is important to let go of clothing, furniture, and any other unused items around the house to allow an open flow of energy through our living space. While we clear out our environment, it is essential to make the same transformations within.

A Scorpio’s Transformation

Scorpio is the only zodiac sign that has three stages of three different animal totems symbolizing the transformation one makes. The first is that of the scorpion. During this phase, Scorpio is very true to it’s innate nature of being a water sign, and is ruled by their emotions and instinct. Oftentimes, they have low self-awareness and self-control. This dangerous combination creates a poisonous, vengeful creature who is willing to be manipulative and vindictive to get their way. When a Scorpio becomes aware of their power and abilities, they become an eagle soaring in the sky. While an eagle, their new perspective allows them to be ruled by intellect and rationale. This new lens of practicality launches them into one successful endeavor after another based on their personal goals. However, with the presence of their ego, Scorpios still have the tendency to be manipulative and exploitative. Once they are able to relinquish the existence of their ego, they are able to transcend to the final phase of a phoenix (or dove). The phoenix represents the death and rebirth of a Scorpio into a symbol of peace and healing. It is said that phoenix tears can heal wounds, and a Scorpio’s true nature lies in their power to heal. Once they become self realized about their true power and purpose they are able to flourish into their true nature.

Release & Regenerate

Scorpio is a fixed water sign giving qualities of loyalty, reliability, and goal oriented drive to the emotion based, whimsical attributes of water signs. They are also ruled by the planets Pluto and Mars. Pluto is the planet of death, regeneration, rebirth, and spiritual growth, which is what Scorpios undergo throughout their transformation stages. Mars is the planet of assertion and survival. Scorpio has to learn how to harness these qualities in a loving way in order to be effective. As our subconscious is being pulled to the surface, we are being asked to look at these aspects within ourselves to decide what needs to “die” and degenerate so we can be reborn into our spiritual truth. Awareness of our innate power and relinquishing our ego allows us to rise into our higher selves. With the sun in Taurus, we are able to remain grounded and practical during this major internal shift. Taurus also ensures that we gently nurture ourselves with love and compassion during this process. We must balance finding happiness with what we have and the complex unknown of possibilities that the opposition of the sun in Taurus and moon in Scorpio bring.

Ceremony Tools

Some tools that can help during this process are incense, candles, and crystals. A perfect incense for this full moon is Frankincense and Myrrh. This winning combination promotes spirituality, meditation, and purification. Burning Frankincense and Myrrh during your full moon ceremony will facilitate the connection to your higher self. Some great candles of choice during this time are ones that will promote love, healing, and cleansing. Pinks, purples, and whites can enhance these properties. There are Reiki infused candle options as well. Lastly, the crystal of choice for the Flower Full Scorpio Moon on the 10th is Rainbow Obsidian, which releases energy blockages, heals past traumas, and shines light on unresolved issues. It is a grounding and protective stone since it is a part of the obsidian family, however, it is a bit more gentle and enhances love. With these tools surrounding you during the full moon, write down everything you see within yourself that you want to release in order to embrace your inner power of love and light. Writing itself is a form of release as you are detaching these aspects from your physical form by putting it on paper. This list can be in bullet form, and by no means needs to be the next literary masterpiece. Keep it simple and honest. Once you are finished, submerge your list into water, and picture everything you wrote down dissolving from your body and soul. When the ink has all lifted off of the parchment, the ceremony is complete. Be grateful by thanking your spirit guides for their presence and yourself for making time to self care and self love.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Taurus New Moon 2017

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What is a New Moon?

A new moon is when the sun and moon are in conjunction with one another and there is no light reflecting from the sun onto the moon making it appear as if there is no moon in the sky. Since the sun and moon are pulling from the same direction our subconscious is able to surface to the forefront of our conscious mind. Our true dreams and desires express themselves to help guide us on our path and fulfill our life’s purpose. This lunar phase is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another allowing for a fresh start. It is often an opportune time to set our intentions to manifest what is needed to reach our goals whether it is buying a house, finding the perfect job that resonates with our soul, or taking a well needed vacation. Both the sun and moon will be in the astrological sign of Taurus amplifying both the masculine and feminine energies of this sign.

Taurus – The Earth Bull

Taurus is an earth sign making them hardworking, stable, logical, and oftentimes stubborn companions. The bull is also a fixed modality. Fixed signs are the strong foundations of the zodiac, who preserve tradition and are loyal and dependable. Venus is the ruling planet over Taurus, and represents love, nurturing, money, pleasure, and values. The new moon in Taurus is encouraging us to really figure out where we want to build a solid foundation, what we want to fill its contents with, and how we plan on going about our construction. Having the suns presence is the push we need to really make these tangible blueprints a reality. What areas of your life need stabilizing? Write out the logical steps to create this life you want. Remember that even baby steps are a form of movement. Be loving and nurturing toward yourself during this process. Enjoy the work you put into your manifestations, and allow yourself time to relax and recharge. Sturdy foundations take time, so have faith that divine timing is serving you and your higher purpose.

Master Builder 22

The date of this new moon in Taurus (4/26/17) adds up to equal the master builder number, 22, allowing us to build strong foundations and relationships through balance, harmony, expansion, and evolution. 22 enhances our ability to manifest our highest ideals and desires, and to work diligently on our life path to accomplish our soul’s purpose. The master builder is amplifying what the sun and moon in Taurus are urging all of us to do – begin again from the bottom. Look around you for signs from the infinite, divine universe, and explore within to create and build upon your greatest aspirations. We are being propelled forward by the many forces of the moon, the universe, the zodiac, numerology, our spirit guides, and most importantly, ourselves! The time is now to utilize all of these amazing synchronicities to our advantage by harnessing our intuition and innate talents. Allow yourself to explore every aspect of who you are to express your essence creatively building the infrastructure of your life.

Ground Your Soul

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This is a time of planting ourselves and our lives firmly into the earth, and Smokey Quartz is a spiritual grounding stone. It pulls out and purifies negative energy from the aura, which we need while manifesting the lives we deserve. Sometimes it’s scary making changes, especially drastic ones that shift the very foundation we have found comfort and security even if it does not resonate with our true desires. Smokey Quartz also helps one be more engaging and able to make necessary change in their lives. Grant yourself the strength and empowerment to make these transformations to manifest the life you have always wanted!

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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