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October 2023 Full Moon

 

Hello Moonbeams!!!

October's full moon, called the Hunter's Moon, on Oct. 28 is about to be a spooktacular one because it will also take place during a lunar eclipse. The power of the moon cannot be overstated –it pulls the tides as well as our emotional oceans. For those in the US, the eclipse will not be visible, however energy and power will be felt.

The lunar eclipse presents a unique opportunity for release and closure. As the energy of the eclipse encourages us to let go of what no longer serves us, we have the chance to shed old skin and make room for personal growth and transformation. This is a time to break free from toxic relationships, unhealthy habits, and negative thought patterns. While full moons invite us to be more yin and let go, lunar eclipses force us to face endings. We may have to confront some shadows or peek into corners we may not have dared too before. We may find ourselves unearthing things that are uncomfortable. However, by embracing this energy and facing these challenges, we can emerge stronger and more resilient. What was once hidden may now step into the light. As you stare up at the moon, you can always look to the signs involved for guidance-and this is a Taurus Moon…Taurus, the feminine, fixed earth sign that is practical and determined. Taurus, the Moon, and Venus are all related to love, fertility, sexuality, and connection – the essence of life.

As we welcome the October Full Moon, we also open ourselves up to the awakening of the realm of the Crone. This powerful lunar event offers a unique opportunity to connect with our inner magic and tap into the transformative energy of the universe. The word "crone" comes from the word "crown," meaning light or wisdom that emanates from the head. With the veil between the physical and etheric worlds at its thinnest, this is a time of soul alchemy and inner transformation. Despite the challenges and upheavals of 2023, this astrological transit offers hope and the potential for our collective wishes and desires to come true. By casting our aspirations on the evening of the Full Moon, we can tap into its potent energy and trust in the unknown. Let us allow the light of the moon goddess to erase the darkness and guide us towards a brighter future.

Until next time,

Blessed Be

Debbi

Time for a bit of Crystal Healing AND cANDLE mAGICK

Taurus, as an earth sign, is known for its connection to crystals and other earth elements. This makes it the perfect time to incorporate crystal healing into your spiritual practice. To tap into the power of Taurus-inspired healing, try using stones like rose quartz for love and self-love, amethyst for spirituality, and hematite for grounding. You can place these crystals around your space or hold them during your meditation to enhance the healing properties. Additionally, lighting a candle in green or pink, which aligns with Taurus and Venus, can help to set intentions for love, abundance, and spiritual growth. As you do, visualize the positive changes you want to manifest in your life and allow the energy of Taurus to guide you towards your goals.

October 2023 New Moon

 

Hello Moonbeams!!!
Welcome gorgeous Librans… We are excited to announce that on October 14th a New Moon/Solar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Libra, making it the most life-defining month of the year for Librans! This eclipse will bring unexpected twists and developments in areas like finances, spiritual growth, friendships, and steamy romance. As Venus rules Libra, the love guru, personal relationships will be in the spotlight, revealing any imbalances. But don't worry - Libra knows how to cut through the BS and see things clearly. This month is all about balance, justice, and the sacred connection between the divine feminine and sacred masculine. So, get ready to shake things up and embrace the changes that will lead to your rebirth.
If that eclipse energy has you scattered, don't stress. You aren't alone. The key to coming out of all this chaos is to tap into your own scales of justice & find balance, amidst a very rocky landscape. Thankfully, you'll feel the call to water your roots (get that root chakra grounded, loves!) and tend to your inner garden.
Known as the month of spooky happenings. witches and a time to honor our dead, October is all about connecting with the spirit world. Being there are two eclipses this month, you'll want to refrain from doing any ritual work or magick at this time as eclipse energy can be chaotic. Grounding routines and tools will be especially helpful to protect your energy. Get ready by wholeheartedly committing to loving yourself! Your body and mind will benefit from regular self-care rituals.
BATHE IN VENUSIAN ENERGY
A ritual bath is a bath drawn with a spiritual purpose or intention. Include salts, oils, flowers, herbs, and crystals, to activate, heal or attract specific experiences and qualities into your life. Imagine the goddess Venus herself bathing you in love and light. 
Dedicating an evening to soaking in a ritual bath will help you receive and sink into your yin energy. Try it before bed to wind down, followed by journaling about whatever comes up during the bath.

Harvest Moon 2023

 

Hello Moonbeams!!!

This year, look for September’s full Harvest Moon to peak at 5:58 A.M. EST on Friday the 29th. Each lunar cycle offers us an opportunity to reconnect with our natural rhythms. When we work with this powerful natural resource, we’re able to create some real positive changes in our lives. You can expect some of the Equinox energy to affect this full moon as we “harvest” the results of the seeds we planted back in the spring! Given that we're working with Aries, expect boldness and heightened passions as this is an intense fire sign.
 Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and while full moons are times of endings there can be some new starts. As you maneuver through this emotional time you may feel the drive to express your desires and needs more assertively than usual. Expect surprises, unexpected changes, and heightened emotions to affect your personal relationships, love life and financial matters. Equality and balance are the key traits in the Libra world, so allow that Aries-Libra axis to pour some harmonic energy onto any frustrating or tension filled situations. There may be some chaos, but rainbows cannot rise without storms.
Moon Water and the Harvest Moon…fill some jugs with water and set out under the moonlight. Adding a piece of selenite to honor Selene, Goddess of the Moon or a Rose Quartz, the universal stone of love, relationships and self-love. Add to bath water, clean your altar or sacred space, anoint objects with intention, dab on chakra points, add to spray bottle to cleanse area or aura, and charge your crystals or jewelry. This is sure to bring on some moonlight magick.

For Women: Drawing in the light of La Luna…

Stand under the light of this Full Harvest Moon and thank Her for Her wisdom or…one of the oldest methods of union with the moon was to lay nude beneath the Full Moon in the Full Moon Goddess Posture. This posture is also referred to as the Star Goddess Posture, and is an X formation, arms and legs spread out wide. Next anoint yourself with your favorite moon oil just below your navel forming a crescent. Staring steadily up into the face of the moon, mentally picture drawing the light into yourself with each deep breath. Women draw power through the navel-the center of a woman. 
Come dancing on this most magical night and let healing and blessings flow! 
Big love and moon day blessings

A special treat for your listening delight… My favorite September Song
https://youtu.be/9uIBy71MRQk
 

September 2023 New Moon

Hello Moonbeams!!!
New Moon in Virgo: September 14th 2023 (9:40PM ET/6:40PM PT)
A New Moon acts as a turning point, lighting a path to help release us from the old. At every New Moon we’re creating, healing and building new dreams.   As this Dark/New Moon arrives, we have six major planets in retrograde. Strong retrograde energy under the New Moon can draw us within, getting us to look over things to ensure we fully understand where we have been before we move forward. We are guided by the Virgin, who in essence is “a woman whole onto self”. Knowing herself and rooted in her grounded power she is there to help strip away the blockages and obstacles that are impeding us from getting things done. There is an awakening happening. We are at the beginning of a new cycle.  Earthy Virgo vibes remind one to stay grounded and somewhat flexible as we enter a new phase. Without the Virgo attention to detail, big, dreams would never reach fruition.
Summer’s over and the Wheel of the Year is now turning towards Mabon (fall equinox)-Harvest time. This new moon in Virgo will offer beautiful energy for us to work with…harvesting with gratitude all that we’ve gained and allowing all else to drop away. If the changes you are facing are challenging, take a moment to quiet your mind and connect with your inner self. On the night of the dark moon much healing and guidance can come through. Dream your dream and choose what you wish to create. Wondrous things are beginning to bubble in the cauldron.
Remember, beautiful yogis, when you allow your true self to shine through, your soul will truly sparkle!
 

August 2023 Fulle Blue Moon

Hello Beautiful Moonbeams!
On Wednesday, August 30 at 9:365 PM EST, the world will witness an enchanting celestial event – A Full Moon- Blue Moon- Super Moon. The typical Blue Moon (second full moon in the same month) occurs every 2.7 years, but the lunation this month is a rare occurrence that won't happen again until 2032. 
The Blue Moon Supermoon has deep spiritual significance as it is whispered that the veil between the physical and spiritual realms is thinner during this time, allowing for the easy exchange of energy and messages. It is also believed that any ritual performed will be several times more potent and that the Blue Moon holds the knowledge of the Goddess. 
This month has been focused on emotional release and self-care, and the moon will amplify this energy, helping us to let go of what no longer serves us and make space for new beginnings. While this may feel unsettling, we should focus on the promise of new beginnings. The Virgo season and Pisces moon will have a profound impact on the sun, moon, planets, potions, rituals, and people. It's essential to be aware of these influences before harnessing the power of this moon in any undertakings. Spiritually, this will be an amazing moon for honoring the Goddess and Drawing Down the moon's energy. Rituals focused on endings, new beginnings, or things that resonate with your desires and goals will be especially effective. This is also an excellent opportunity for spiritual cleansing and healing. 
Under the spell of dreamy Pisces, we will find ourselves drawn towards water. With Pisces' ability to tap into the unconscious, this full moon is the perfect time to connect with the profound sense of healing that water offers.
Take some time at the end of the month to make beautiful moon magick by immersing yourself in water and allowing yourself to tap into the hidden depths of your psyche. Let the influence of the moon guide you towards a more peaceful and rejuvenated state of being.
Namaste, goddesses!

 

The Power of Anointing Oils

The Power of Anointing Oils

The seven best ways of using essential oils effectively are inhalations, baths, compresses, facial steam, massage, palm inhalation & diffusers. They help bring essential oils and resins into your spiritual life—to calm the mind, sharpen concentration, inspire loving-kindness, increase awareness of prana, and get into deeply relaxed states of consciousness.

We may be familiar with the use of aroma-therapeutic oils to relax, change a state of mind or mood and for their powerful medicinal properties. Yet there is another important, and ancient, use of these potent substances for practices that range from the spiritual to the transformational...Anointing.

The word ‘anoint’ means to use oils in a ritual or ceremony of consecration by applying aromatic oils to the body. Anointing has been used in cultures around the world as an aid to meditation, to connect a person with their inner divine nature, in coming of age or rite of passage ceremonies, to prepare for ritual and to facilitate meaningful events such as giving birth, marriage or to mark the seasons.

Each Blue Moon potion or synergy is a magick spell for your soul and body. When choosing the right oils for you, just listen to your heart and mind! The messages received will lead you to the oils that will resonate with you as well as serve your needs. Anoint yourself or a loved one to balance and harmonize the heart chakra (mid energy center of the chakras), make needed changes, set intentions or bring on what is missing in your life.

To create an anointing ceremony, find a calm, serene setting, perhaps where you practice Yoga or meditate, since regular practice charges a space. If you have an altar seek items that have meaning for you and your intentions such as pictures of loved ones, candles, sacred objects, statues, flowers, herbs, crystals… anything with special meaning or memories. Take the chosen anointing oil or blend and apply to your neck and temples, your 3rd eye and your wrists. Finally, apply to the palms of your hands and gently massage and rub onto your heart center. Hold your hand over your heart while inhaling deeply of the aromatic fragrance and allow the oils to transport you deep into the deep heart of love.

 

 

 

 

New Moon August 2023


 

Hello Moonbeams!!!
As we enter the second half of the year, August is shaping up to be a significant month astrologically. With the dual birthday signs of Leo and Virgo, a fiery Leo New Moon on August 16th, the 3rd Mercury Retrograde on August 23rd and a powerful Blue Moon in dreamy Pisces rising on August 30th, there's a lot to look forward to. However, the event that began on July 22nd- Venus retrograde, will be active under this New Moon, bringing focus not only on love and relationship issues but also on our insecurities concerning money issues and self-worth. It's important to be kind to ourselves during this week of emotional ups and downs. 
The New Moon brings an energy of renewal, new beginnings, and self-reflection. It's an opportunity to manifest our desires and dreams. Use this time to set intentions for what you want in your life, reflect on your goals, or simply spend time alone in contemplation. Remember, the dark is where the magick happens.
This is an opportune time to set intentions related to self-confidence and self-love. Leo is ruled by the sun and the fire element - the realm of passion, desire and drive – encouraging us to be bold and brave. The time is right to focus on your Solar Plexus & Throat Chakras.  The 3rd Chakra is all about will, self-esteem and trust. According to mystics & yogis around the world it is the center of our being.  The Throat Chakra allows you to communicate your true self. After all you cannot speak your truth if you do not believe and love who you are. This August let the lion empower you to create the life you want and step back into your power.

 

August 2023 Full Moon

 

Hello beautiful moonbeams!!!
"The full moon is a time to rock and roll, to push boundaries, to dive headfirst into the embers, the surf, the divine."
We kick the powerful month of August off with an Aquarian Full Moon rising on the 1st at 2:32 p.m. ET. It is also a Super Moon, the 2nd of 4 which will appear in 2023.  An Aquarius Full Moon celebrates out of the box thinking, so…if you’ve felt at a dead-end, and stagnant, get ready for some unexpected plot twists!  For those following the lunar cycle of 29.5 days, you know August will be gifting us with 2 full moons. With 2 Super Moons & a Blue Moon, get ready moonbeams, the magick is about to begin! It's Leo season and the Aquarius Full Moon will illuminate what we have been holding onto and what is holding us back. The message? This is the time to take care of you. Use your intuition and trust your gut instincts to forge the path to bring clarity into your life…the time to stop hiding and shine your own unique light.
This laid-back moon wants to free you from old values and belief systems, very Aquarian indeed as they are the seekers, the non-conformists, the ones who get away with stuff because they are so easy to live with. Face it, moonbeams, it’s their AGE, we just live in it!
This full moon is also known as the Sturgeon or Grain Moon, an ode to the harvest and abundance of crops, grains and fish, embodying the final days of summer and the beginning of harvest season. August 1st is known as Lammas or Lughnasadh, the pagan celebration of the first harvest of the year, followed by the 2nd harvest, Mabon aka Fall Equinox, on September 23rd and the 3rd, Samhain on October 31st. All 3 mark the end of summer and the transition to autumn. This transition also symbolizes healing and change especially in matters of the heart as the Love Goddess Venus is deep in her retrograde journey right now. There is a possibility of renewed passion and old loves resurfacing at this time. You may find yourself examining your relationships with a clearer eye and mind.
The night of a Supermoon is one of the best nights for magick.  They’re ideal for charging crystals, jewelry, purified water, oils, healing tinctures, statues and other magical objects. Offer your gifts to the goddess and imagine her light charging them with her healing powers. You may sense this transformation occurring.
Full Moon Blessings, I will be out there gazing at her with you!!!
 

Full Moon July 17th

Hello Beautiful Moonbeams!!!
After the Full Moon in practical Capricorn, it is oh so lovely to welcome a soothing New Moon in Cancer. The dark moon rises at 2:32pm EST. This water sign signifies home, family, roots, and emotions. The moon rules the subconscious self while the sun rules the conscious self. Aligned, (the moon is the ruling planet of Cancer), the lunation ushers in a period of heightened karmic energy, filled with emotion, new opportunities and/or changes. The Moon simply loves to be home in Cancer!
Cancers have a deep attachment to emotional and physical security…the crab literally carries its home on its back, right?  When we talk of “home”, we tend to look outwards to our actual home space, but under July’s Cancer moon, it’s time to reflect on the inner home as well. Ask yourself, do I feel at home within myself? All New Moons call for taking care of the self and self-care NEEDS to be a priority now. This is the time to nourish both body and soul. Pay attention to what is stirred up under this moon. There is some divine magick at play now, bringing you more in tune with your feminine side because…Venus, the Goddess of love, is nearing retrograde on the 22nd. Venus retrogrades every 18 months and this one will put the Goddess in Leo until September 3. Retrograde energetics will have you tapping into divine feminine waters seeking emotional security, confidence, self-worth, and self-respect, so nourish yourself by taking care of yourself.  Spend some time nesting and strengthening relationships, especially issues of love. If you need to make some changes for the better, now is the time. As our ancestors did before us, use the Moon, her phases, her support and magick to manifest your wishes, needs and intentions. 

Spend some time in the water; if near the ocean allow her to wash over you, nourishing you with her healing waters. For those not near a water body, a healing bath might be just the thing.

Cancer New Moon Bath:
There is such a soothing and regenerative power to water…why not cleanse your energy under the Cancer moon. Pour in some sea salt scented with some rose, ylang ylang or a fave of mine frankincense with sweet orange. Submerge a crystal or 2 to charge your bath with the healing energy of the mineral world. Suggestion: moonstone, of course, which embodies feminine power and the energy of the moon itself. A few dried rose petals (organic of course) thrown in for the flowers calming effect on the nervous system. 
No worries if you cannot actually see the Moon from your window—it’s there and you will feel its presence!

Happy New Moon, Lovelies

July Full Moon 2023

Hello Beautiful Moonbeams!!!

Get those sparklers ready because the Full Moon will be at its peak at 4:39am PT/7:39am ET on July 3rd. Known as the Full Buck Moon, it is the first of 4 supermoons we will see in 2023 (supermoons are closer to the earth giving a larger than normal appearance). The 3rd of July also signals the opening of the Sirius Gateway (on the 4th) aligning the Sun with the star Sirius known as a “spiritual sun”- the star actually shines more brightly than the sun! This alignment is considered a powerful time for soul awakenings, insight, clarity, 3RD Eye awakening, and so much more. The vibrational aftereffects will be felt through August 30th when the skies grace us with another Supermoon-only this one’s a Blue Moon! Talk about an amazing couple of months to come!

Capricorn is represented by a figure that is part goat and part fish. The sea goat can climb the highest mountain as well as swim in the deepest seas. This duality serves them…the goat symbolizing the determination to steadily climb the path to achieve their goals while the fish has no problem diving into the emotional waters of inner wisdom seeking the guidance needed to light that path. With all this karmic energy affecting our physical bodies as well as our auric field and chakras, it is important to use this time to shine a light on your life and ask yourself what’s important and what’s not working anymore. Living in the chaos of today’s world, it is time to move with the moon through all Her phases because… “the spiral dance of the monthly lunar cycle is where the juice of revolution, transformation and magick lives for us”. 

Making A Lunar Infusion

A lunar infusion is like making sun tea, but by the moon! Flowers and aerial parts are best used in lunar infusions, but night blooming flowers like jasmine, and herbs from the Artemisia genus tend to be best. I personally love an overnight infusion of Mugwort, Sage, and Rosemary…but it’s fun to create new infusions every full moon. Sometimes I’ll go with all red colored herbs, or golden herbs. Or sometimes I will stick with mint. Have fun. Go wild. It is a full moon after all.