Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Report!

Cosmic Chaos- Global and Govenmental Shifts!

"It's all about find the CALM in the chaos!"- Donna Karen

"It's all about find the CALM in the chaos!"- Donna Karen

We start this Lunar report with most of the planets in a tailspin!

Mercury just recently went retrograde, Uranus also is retrograde, Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto have been retrograde for a while.

We can witness the energy of the turned around planets easily by just clicking on the news and watching the global chaos spark outrage and tension. Also, issues of the past rise up to the surface in present day time pushing for resolution, balance, and equality. This is what happens when you have Jupiter in balance and equaliy loving Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius highlighting people and cultures globally along with acceptance and education, Pluto in Capricorn creation transformation of the 'old ways' and goverment, and Uranus in Aries leading the fire for innovation and change!

In our personal lives we are being comforted and protected and have little to worry about – stay in space of love and light, remain flexible and open and you'll be just fine!

Mercury Retrograde- Gift in Disguise?

Even Mercury retrograde in the sign of Virgo (the sign that it rules!) can act as a blessing! This is because for the last few months the the majority of us have been required to make some heavy decisions based upon what is for our highest and greatest good. At the time you make the decisions based upon what you envision for your future and what you think will be best but as you grow in the upcoming months you'll see that you may need to revisit past recent decisions and make some changes. Mercury retrograde gives you that opportunity!

You have until Sept 5th to capitalize on this energy- when Mercury turns direct again.

Luna Thrives- Solar Eclipse in Leo, Among other Beautiful Things!

Also working on all our behalves is the moon falling comfortably within the sign of Taurus! The planets pick favorites and choose sides and moon simply adores the energy of Taurus and she thrills as she saunters her way through the sign! The last few weeks she (the moon!) has been the center of our attention as she has been the lead player in the recent passing Full Moon eclipse and she will also be an important piece of the upcoming solar eclipse in the sign of leo!

With this combination a few important words come to me- decadence, self love, and especially 'recognition'- a word that has held special meaning for all of us for the past couple of months!

Why? Well, because Leo rules extravagance! It is a sign that knows that it worthy of beautiful experiences, people, and things. This solar eclipse connects you back to your VALUE and also the things & people you value. Surround yourself in all that makes you radiant! Remove from your aura and space anything that dims or threatens your shine!

This eclipse also brings in the vibration of creation! This is perfect for those with small businesses, artists, or those who have children or want to focus on adding to their families. With this new moon solar eclipse you have the opportunity to capitalize on this energy and build even further!

Of course, Mercury being retrograde warns you not to rush or dive into commitments without double- no, TRIPLE- checking details first AND Uranus' current switch to retrograde motion is notorious for shocking revelations and surprising twists and turns in life! These are the things that make life interesting and fun... again, only if you remember to remain flexible, open... and a good sense of humor doesn't hurt!

Important Dates:

  • 12th: Mercury is retrograde- be aware of miscommunications, label your items with your name on them in case they go missing, back your phone up, and triple check details of you absolutely must sign agreements or important documents!
  • 13th- Sun trine Saturn- excellent day for planning/visualizing the future! Also wonderful for health check ups, meetings & discussions, organizing, and restructuring plans!
  • 15th- Venus Opposes Pluto- control issues can surface in relationships of ALL kinds. Problems can surface with partners, easily.
  • 16th- Venus square Saturn- relationships tested even further! Commitments feel heavy or relationship burdens/woes are highlighted.
  • 21st- Solar Eclipse in Leo! Set your intentions and remember the keywords- recognition, self love/value, and decadence!

About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

 

Eclipse Sigil-Making Magick Corn Moon: Abundance

Happy Full Corn Moon & Lunar Eclipse! 

This month we are tapping into this powerful lunar event and creating sigils for abundance! Keep on reading to learn how to utilize this energy for your prosperity!

Lunar Eclipse
Corn Moon | Abundance Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

This is a very powerful Lunar Eclipse with many astrological aspects influencing the energy around us. This Lunar Eclipse takes place in the sign of Aquarius and is paired with Jupiter Square Pluto, which are connected very closely to the sun and the moon.

A Lunar Eclipse happens when the Earth is between the Sun and the Full Moon. The Sun which represents our ego, logic and action, will challenge our emotions, intuition and insight which are ruled by the Moon. 

These aspects will be influencing and impacting relationships on many levels. Be prepared for some heightened energy and emotions during this time! Big changes can happen during this time! So be careful what you do and say during these days, as actions have lasting results this week.

Not all of this energy has to be heavy or dark, so don't be afraid of this transit! This time is important for clearing away old residual emotions. The Eclipse can offer us a bit of a rebirth, allowing us to release some of the heavier emotions we have been holding onto since the last Lunar Eclipse 6 months ago.

Corn Moon Ritual | Spirit de la Lune

This Full Moon is also the Corn Moon! A time of abundance, fulfillment and the first harvest. 

This is the time to step into your abundance. Many of the goals and intentions you've set forth are beginning to come to fruition. 

Take notice of the growth around you, especially during this Eclipse Season! 

Practice gratitude and appreciation in order to step into your full stream of abundance. 

 

Last month, we set up an Abundance Grid and this month we are ramping up that magick and pairing it with the powerful Eclipse energy by working with Sigils.

A Sigil is a symbol infused with great intention.

A Sigil is a symbol created to represent a specific goal, intention, or desire, and to aid in it's manifestations.

They are very powerful tools of magick, and are perfect to work with on such a big Lunar Event. 

Sigils speak to our subconscious, and help break down barriers towards what we desire.

The process of creating a sigil is very fun, creative and quite simple! 

 

Making a Sigil

You will need:

Paper

Pen

Candle

 

Create a quiet sacred space to do your magick. Lower the lights, remove distractions, or light some candles to help prepare the mood.

First define your desire. It is important to know clearly what it is you want. The universe can not help you, until you make a decision. This Full Moon is focused on abundance and prosperity, so now is a good time to open yourself up the surrounding energy.

You can either write our an entire sentence, or just use one word. I chose just one word for my sigil, but you can choose several. We will be removing some of the letters and changing it up soon. Choose a word of phrase that feels comfortable and suited to your desire. 

If you choose to work with an entire sentence, remember to keep it in the present tense. ( "I am prosperous, I have great abundance. etc.. not "I will have great abundance.)

Next, remove any repeated letters you have keeping only one of each.

(Optional) Remove the vowels. Vowels are what helps us recognize that something is a word and we are trying to take that aspect out! But, if your sigil looks better with the vowels, keep them in!

Arrange your remaining letters into a symbol or a shape.

Or, you can simplify the letters to marks or basic shapes and use those to create your symbol. Remember to make it yours by adding any embellishments you'd like!

Play around with the remaining letters to create a sigil. The can be upside down, backwards, small, big.. whatever you feel called to!

Combine lines of one letter into another. Try to think abstract. Take time to doodle and arrange the letters into a symbol you like! It took me several tries to find out that resonated with me.

I used the C and part of the D to create a moon like symbol in the Abundance one. And combined the S, R, T, P into one flowy symbol for the Prosperity one. (And you can see a few of my other ideas and doodles on the other pages! Have fun creating your sigil, and don't think too much on it. 

It is a good thing that your symbol no longer looks like your word or sentence. In fact, it is meant to be forgotten! 

Activating Your Sigil

The Activation of your sigil is just as important as the creation part. You have just built up a lot of creative and emotional energy making this sigil. In order for it to work, you must do something to release it and send it into the universe.

There are many methods to activating a sigil. Many practitioners recommend meditation/staring at the sigil, orgasm, or pain, all paired with visualization.. with the point of a build and release process.

There isn't a right or wrong way, so choose whatever feels right to you. Here are three ideas for activating your sigil:

You can stare at your sigil intently for several minutes, allowing your mind and subconscious to absorb it. In a quiet place, where you are undisturbed, meditate on your Sigil. Stare at it with wide eyes, fixate on your symbol. After several minutes, you may see colors or lines around your sigil. Almost like lightning flashes. This will let your know that your sigil has been activated and sent out. Then destroy your sigil.

Another simple method is burning your sigil and allowing the flame to get very close to your fingers. Take caution if you decide to do this one! Allow the flames to get a little too close to your fingers, and at the moment of heat, picture your sigil intensely in your mind's eye and then move your hand away. Do not think of the word, or the sentence, instead just focus on the sigil and let your subconscious absorb it to do the rest of the work. 

If you do not want to use pain or flame, you do not have to! There are more enjoyable ways of activating your sigil. 

Another method is to use your sexual energy to activate it. 

You can tape it to your wall or ceiling on the night of the Eclipse. Pleasure yourself  or engage in sex with your partner. At the moment of sexual climax look at and stare at your sigil. Do not think of the word, or the sentence or even the outcome, instead  focus on the sigil and let your subconscious absorb it and send it out.

When you are finished, destroy the sigil in some way that feels right to you. Some practitioners reuse and reactivate their sigils, while others burn it quickly after activation.

The point is to build up your desire, then release it and let it go, so when you are done with this ceremony. go do something to take your mind off of it. Return back to the real world, knowing that the magic is on it's way. 

We would love to see pictures of your sigil or your ceremony tonight on instagram! Be sure to tag us! Don't forget to charge your deck and crystals under the full moon eclipse tonight. 

Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Update!

Deep, Dark, & Brooding- Moon's Move through Scorpio!

We start our bi weekly lunar report with the moon currently in the sign of Scorpio. Here she is brooding, feeling dark, and probing for information and to understand the depths of all that is around her. Relationships, life purpose, work and ways to give back to society, sex and intimacy, as well as self-reflection and growth are all areas that I see bubbling to the surface!

The lunar pull make emotions intense and the need to dive deep is strong and something we can't ignore or suppress.

For some, this is a welcomed feeling- especially if you are using this energy to connect deeply with others or your own healing. For others, you can feel downright exhausted, sensitive, or guarded because you are not open or willing to walk across coals and fire this hot.

Both feelings are okay and I recommend that each of us take every day one step at a time, reminding ourselves that every transit- both good or bad- is never permanent and always changing things for the better!

Energy Lifts- Sagittarius Vibes!


Next, in the first week of August the vibe will lighten as the moon moves into the sign of light and airy Sagittarius!

We feel the energy of expansion & exploration all because we were forced to examine our relationships and selves when the moon was moving through Scorpio!
What was revealed to us during that time now enlightens us and lifts us as we move forward!

You want to think outside of the box, have fun, think BIG, and plan idealistically towards your future... especially as we're moving into eclipse season this month!
Your vision now will help you to build the foundation of what you can create and manifest for the future! For this, we welcome with open arms these transits happening globally!

Dare to Be Different- Uranus goes Retrograde!

 

On the 2nd of August, Uranus will go retrograde until early next year (yes, 2018!). This planet rules innovation and surprise so with this our whole way of doing things can change in a flash! Our belief systems may be tested, our normal routines are forced to change, our relationship dynamics switch! It all depends where Uranus falls within your chart but either way you'll be nudged to be open minded and flexible as routine pieces of life you've grown to expect are stripped or blown away. Again, stay flexible and open and you have nothing to worry about!

Total Eclipse in Aquarius!

On the 7th, we have a huge eclipse in the sign of Aquarius... who just happens to be ruled by Uranus! This full moon is supported well by Jupiter (the planet of blessings and gifts!) and Mars (the action planet!) so this is another moon to welcome with arms wide open!

This moon brings change, transformation, and works to further reveal any areas that need to be refreshed or switched up! Also, I see so many focusing less on themselves and more on the external world and their role and connection to the "One" and consciousness. The feeling of "we are all connected" comes to mind with this full moon!

The Chance to Return... Mercury Retrograde

Don't worry or stress too heavily about changes or shake-ups that happen during this time! Remember, there are no such thing as mistakes and if you ever feel the need to "redo" or go back to something that you wish you would have done differently or had a second chance at you will have the opportunity to when Mercury goes retrograde the 12th until September 5th. This gives us all a chance to go back to square one and revisit any areas that need additional attention, time, or focus! I always say that Mercury retrograde's reputation is worse than its bite and there is opportunity in all phases of the moon and each transit no matter how much social media wants to make them seem much scarier than they actually are!  If you work with the energy of the planets they will in turn work for you!


About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

2017 Corn Moon Cycle Energy Report

Happy New Moon! 

 
New Moon in Leo | Spirit de la Lune
 
Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

This New Moon takes place in the energetic and courageous sign of Leo.

This New Moon Cycle is heavily influenced by the sign of Mars and Uranus which could cause some tense moments this month.

The New Moon and Mars square Uranus, making this a potentially unpredictable and erratic time. Mars pulls us towards energy, action, sex, and even anger, while Uranus has us wanting to rebel and break free.

Be aware of the dynamic energy at play, and practice temperance. There are creative breakthroughs and new awareness available to you during this cycle if you are open to see it.

Each month we put together a special Energy Report using the zodiac of the  Moon Cycle ahead. We also pull one card for each turning to help give us deeper insight to Lady Luna's message for the weeks ahead.

Grab a cup of coffee and see what this New Moon Cycle has in store for you!


New Moon in Leo

 
Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune
 

This New Moon is preparing us for the upcoming Eclipse season that will take place throughout the month of August. Action taking during this time has lasting potential- so use this time to your advantage!

Whatever this New Moon may stir up, will only increase and build until the Eclipse on August 7th. The New Moon in Leo is typically a straight forward aspect, but this one holds surprises up it's sleeve. Stay aware and in tune with yourself, as much will be revealed during this Eclipse season. Things may come up for you that will beg for your action, but you are asked to wait for the reveal.

There is a temptation to judge others and to act quickly, as Leo is a sign of fire and action. However, try to stay playful and open minded. You are asked to lighten up and stay optimistic during these heavy times. These are important and potent times for creation and intention. 

The card pulled for this turning is Connect. Try to look at this week and what you are creating from a third person point of view. Connect the dots that you can see, and trust in divine timing- more will be shown to you as this cycle progresses. There is a bigger picture that needs to be looked at. Release your judgment of the situation, and try to see it from a new perspective. 

 

The First Quarter Moon takes place in Scorpio.

Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

The First Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Scorpio.

This could prove to be an emotionally difficult time for many.

August is going to be a month of big changes, and we may be feeling that change beginning from deep within.

Take this turning slow and continue to recharge your batteries during for the rest of July. The 1st Quarter Moon is a moon of increased energy and gaining momentum, however paired with the coming eclipses and this cycle beginning in Scorpio, much of the changes and actions you are wanting to see will be taking place within. 

The card pulled for this turning is Expansion. Are you aware of how much you have grown? Take a look back to the last eclipse season which began in February 2017, and you will see just how far you have come! You are expanding in more ways than you ever dreamed of, and will be experiencing even more expansion in this next week. All changes begin from within, and Scorpio's energy paired with this card will have you itching towards the expansion of your soul. Listen to what your soul is wanting to expand upon.


Full Corn Moon 

Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

The Full Corn Moon takes place in the sign of Aquarius on the 7th of August . This Full Moon is also a partial eclipse, leading up to a greater eclipse next New Moon. Your focus may be on partnerships, relationships and striving towards all kinds of success as Jupiter squares Pluto. Be careful to not let your drive to succeed cost you your personal life or partnerships at this time.

There are actually many different astrological aspects at play at this time. The Sun is opposite the Moon (Eclipse), Jupiter square Pluto, Sun conjunct Mars, Moon opposite Mars, Moon trine Jupiter... these are all showing us a push and pull pattern. There is a lot of energy geared towards success, but we are faced with tension and impatience. This Eclipse and Full Moon takes place in the sign of Aquarius, lending vision and motivation as you push towards your goals. 

These are strong aspects that can be felt for days before and after this eclipse. You will feel your drive return to you, but don't allow the need to succeed to get in your own way.

Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

The Full Corn Moon 

This Full Moon is the Corn Moon, also known as the Sturgeon Moon, or the Green Corn Moon.

This Full Moon marks the time of the first harvest and a time of fruition. The results of our  efforts will finally be made visible in some way or another. 

This is also a time of abundance and accepting the successes that you have been working towards.

Take some time to allow yourself to feel the abundance that is around you!

Stay tuned for the Full Moon Ceremony for just that purpose!

The Card pulled for this turning is Create, which feels like a very fitting card given all of the creative forces at play here. 

Aquarius, the Visionary is asking you what you want to create right now. You are always creating something, either through thought or action; this card is reminding you to be aligned to your vision.

Without meaning to, you may be creating parts of your life that you are not wanting, simply by giving them too much of your thoughts and awareness. 

Be mindful of your thoughts and visions at this time, as they are playing a key role in the creation of your future!

Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

Last  Quarter Moon

Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

The Last Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Taurus on August 14th. You may feel like your patience and endurance is being tested. The lunar energy is winding back to new, but we are still in the thralls of the Eclipse season and can feel the constant swirl of emotions around us. 

You aren't going to be the only one feeling tired and a little bit fed up right now. The sign of Taurus is a practical and diligent one, and you will be asked to embody the nature of this sign in order to keep the peace. 

The card pulled for this turning is Boundaries. You might be faced with a situation where your boundaries will be pushed, or you may have to decide what your boundaries even are. It may be healthy for you to draw out your boundaries at this time, and don't budge them for anyone. Boundaries are created in order to help us feel safe enough to grow. Don't be afraid to stick to your guns.


 

This new Lunar Cycle holds powerful and potent energy. The Moon is the ruler of our emotions and our feelings, and she is going through some major aspects this month. This is to prepare US emotionally. Our emotions are more important than we may realize, so it is very important to keep track of this celestial body. 

Corn Moon Energy Reading 2017 | Spirit de la Lune

Have a wonderful moonth ahead! Don't forget to check back on the Last Quarter Moon for Jessica's Quarter Moon Astrology Readings; where she gets even more in depth on the zodiac signs and the roles the planets play as they dance in the sky together.

Be sure to charge your crystals and your decks under the New Moon tonight! 

 

Lunar Blessings | Spirit de la Lune

Quarter Moon + Astrology Transit Update

Introducing Quarter Moon Astrology blog posts!

Quarter Moon Astrology - Spirit de la lune

We are so excited to introduce Jessica of Behati Life as our new #tunetothemoon Astrologer over here at the Spirit de la Lune Moon blog!

She will be writing biweekly Quarter Moon reports so you can keep tuning to the moon all moonth long! We have some awesome things planned for the future we are excited to share more soon!

 

 

Moon Under Attack

For this quarter moon update the moon falls within the sign of Aries. Aries is the sign of the initiator, the go-getter, and self-starter but at the moment the moon feels completely under the attack of Pluto (the planet a transformation and death), Mars (the planet of personal motivation, drive, and war) Uranus (the planet of unexpected developments and surprise), and even Jupiter (the planet of abundance)! That is a lot for one tiny moon to feel!

With Jupiter (the planet of abundance and blessing) there is a need to "go big or go home "as Jupiter wants to expand all that he touches while the moon brings our emotions in to focus. Things that are hard to suppress and hold back during this time can ripple and explode under transits like this! Moon fighting with Uranus (the planet of surprise and unexpected developments) shows me that things can easily pop off when we least expect it... especially with Pluto squeezing toxins and tension up that have been lying dormant below!

Mars and Sun together square both the Moon and Uranus making our actions forceful, intense, and in some ways even painful. Some of the action that we are required to do this week comes from a wounded place- the spot within us that still needs healing- and with this last quarter moon we need to be focusing on releasing negativity and anything else that the universe is requiring us to let go of... even if that means emotionally spilling the beans.

Release, Rebuild, Reflect!

During this time until the new moon on the 23rd we need to focus on removing situations that block us from being our true selves, from reaching our maximum potential, and from experiencing the blessings and abundance that the universe/higher power has reserved for us. Sometimes that means having to make bold action and moves even if it's uncomfortable at first in order to see the change that we have been needing to make the wave that will push us back to shore!

 

Neptune Clouds Venus

In the week that follows starting on the 17th we need to be aware of the fact that Venus (the planet that rules love, beauty, & values) will be squaring Neptune (the planet that rules illusion and deception). 

This clouds our ability to make smart decisions in love and to see things clearly.

We have the intention to move from our hearts but so much is hidden behind a sparling veil and our ability to think straight suffers. We may lead others on or make decisions that we will later on regret. We don't intend to it's just the Venus square Neptune influence. Also, you can easily fall victim to this aspect.

July's Golden Day- July 19th!

Luckily for us on the 19th we have the planet Mercury (ruling communication and thoughts) being supported by Saturn (the planet of security, structure, and commitment) which helps to steady the energy of Venus squaring Neptune. However, I still want us to be mindful of not allowing our emotions and fantasy to sweep us off our feet if later on it's going to disappoint us or others because we promised too much too soon or made decisions that are not based out of love. This is an awesome day to have conversations of ALL kinds, have an interview, or make important agreements!

Leo's Light Lights Our Lives!

Mars and the sun move into the sign of Leo on the 20th and the 22nd which will begin to help the energy of the following weeks to increase in a positive way! 

This is because Mars (the planet of action, determination, but also war) moves out of the grip of the larger planets that have been straining and irritating him! Think of someone who feels bullied and provoked by their community that it makes them want to fight... *that* is how Mars has been feeling lately but by moving into Leo he can stretch his arms and do what he does best- act on his passion (the sign of Leo is highly passionate!) and expression!

Creative projects excel during this time, dating and love lives should improve, and I see people stepping up into leadership roles and letting their lights shine! A day after that is the new moon and it's time to brush the dust off of our shoulders and begin to welcome the adventure of all that lies ahead!"


About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

2017 Blessing Moon Abundance Grid!

Happy Full Blessing Moon!

Are you ready to make a crystal grid with us? Keep reading how to create and activate your crystal grid for abundance!

Putting different crystals together in geometric patterns activates the different energies of each crystal and creates a beautiful union of their vibes -a vortex of hyper-focused intention and healing. It is called sacred geometry. Crystal grids are beautiful, creative, and really fun to make. Sacred geometry connects us to the universal creative forces that have created all matter so we can call upon the powers of creation and manifestation!

For the Blessing Moon we are focusing on our abundance that we are attracting into our lives and also the abundance that is already surrounding us! Create your own affirmation or choose one from below!

My heart is full.

Abundance permeates my whole life and I am grateful.

Abundance flows steadily through my life.

I receive abundance with grace and ease.

I am healthy, wealthy, and abundant!


Choose your crystals. There are so many crystal you can choose from! Below is a list of some crystals that help attract abundance, just remember to listen to your intuition while choosing your gems. Which crystals call to you?

  • Aquamarine
  • Aventurine
  • Citrine
  • Clear Quartz points (important for directing energy!)
  • Emerald
  • Golden Fluorite
  • Green and Yellow Calcite
  • Jade
  • Pyrite

 

Have a plan. You can make your grid as large or as small as you want. Follow your intuition always. The crystals will reveal themselves to you. There is always the center stone -the core or essence of your grid that gets programmed with the surrounding crystals. This can be a cluster, generator point, a sphere, a specimen, even a tumbled stone -it typically is different than the rest, but doesn't have to be. Choose as many other stones as you want to go around your center stone. And have an idea of the design you want to make. Having multiple of the same stone will build upon their energy, or having different stones will each add their own vibrations. The choice is up to you and what you have. There is no wrong way! Have fun and get creative! 

The placement of the grid is important... try to place your grid on your altar or near a window for flowing energy. If you have your grid on a tray you can move it our under the Full Moon to charge!

Program your crystals. Before you lay each stone (beginning with the center and moving out clockwise to build momentum) hold each stone individually near your heart and pour your affirmation into it. Visualize it with all your senses, what you want the outcome to be. They will hold this memory. I believe all stones are programmable. They want to connect with us and help us on our journey.

Each stone you have has already chosen you. Remember that!

Constructing the Grid. Then set up your grid from the center out, working clockwise. You can use a grid map to place your crystals on, like The Flower of Life mandala, or Metatron's cube, but it is optional! You don't need one to have a powerful grid. Traditional grids are symmetric for even energy distribution, but as you create intuitively and work with your stones, create a design that appeals to you and your intentions. Think of it as a crystal mandala -no one will ever make this mandala ever again! Each stone and design is different -you are activating the powerful and unique crystal healer within you and bringing your own vibe to this creation! Make sure all your crystal points are facing in toward the center stone! This is moving the energy toward the center or vortex of the crystal grid! We want to attract abundance IN to our lives!


Activate your grid. After laying each stone, take a crystal point and use it as a wand to activate the energy. If you have a traditional wand already, you can use that as well. Or simply use your dominant index finger. Begin and touch the center stone and from there touch the top crystal and touch back to the center stone; you are drawing a line of energy and connection with each stone. Think: connect-the-dots, but always bring that energy back to the center. I always work clockwise to activate. Really try to see this line of energy you are creating. What color is it?

While you are doing this, say your affirmations out loud and visualize how your life will look with abundance flowing through. What are you doing? How are you feeling? Really try to embody these emotions. What people, spirit guides, animals, would you like assistance from? Do you feel the vibration and aura of the grid growing? Use the wand and visualize as long as you feel called to, but always complete the circle by ending at the top of the grid and back to center. You can go around as many times as you like or feel called to. Depending on how complex and layered your grid is, it could take a while! For good measure I always suggest going around in 3's... 3, 6, 9, or 12.... there is creative, manifesting energy in the number three and sacred trinity energy!

Elemental Blessing: This is optional, but when working with abundant energy and attracting magick, I like to honor and invoke the elements.... all 4 elements are the foundation of magick and creation in the world. They are sacred allies. 

  • Invoke air: Call upon air and light incense blessing your grid and the stones you are working with...keep moving clockwise. notice how the smoke moves and shifts with the energy you are building with the grid! Cleanse yourself with the smoke as well.
  • Invoke Fire: Call upon fire and light candles at the four corners of the grid. Or you can take anointing oil, and anoint each crystal starting with the center stone moving out clockwise. This is igniting and activating a deeper layer of the grid! Anoint your chakras with the oil as well.
  • Invoke Water: Call upon water and anoint each crystal with a drop of sacred water, or moon water just like you did with the anointing oil. Or if you have a spray, spray all around your grid clockwise. Spray your aura as well, or drink some moon water.
  • Invoke Earth: By creating this crystal grid you are calling upon earth. Simply say a heartfelt thank you to your crystal companions for their love and power. Ground your feet to the earth afterward, or eat some food for grounding.

Trust and let the grid work its magick. If you can, let it charge under the Full Moon! Keep the grid up as long as you feel you need it. If animals knock it down (like pesky little kitties), it means the grid is no longer needed. You can always reactivate it and set it up again. See what unfolds and trust the grid is assisting you in the way you need it, not necessarily the way you want it.

Crystal grids teach us to trust the process.

Deactivate and make an offering. When you are ready to deactivate it, Thank your grid and reflect on your journey with it. Begin to take each crystal out of the grid working from the outside into the center stone. I would still keep moving clockwise to keep the abundant energy open. To complete this process, choose 1 crystal you used  for your grid and offer it out to the world! Give it back to the land, or leave it somewhere someone can find. if you know someone who may need it, give it as a gift! This keeps the energy or giving and receiving abundance open and flowing and it is a beautiful gift to give!

We would love to see your grids! Tag us in your pictures! 

2017 Blessing Moon Cycle Energy Reading - Abundance and Flow!

Happy New Moon in Cancer!

This Blessing Moon cycle is going to have such a beautiful flow of energy! The Solstice just ushered in a new season (Summer for Northern Hemi & Winter for Southern Hemi), and with every new season this is a time to reset, create new intentions, and begin anew. The theme for the Blessing Moon cycle is abundance, celebration, contentment, and finding your unique rhythms and flow with the Universe.

With Jupiter going direct last Full Moon, June 9th, we have an amazing positive flow of energy moving through our intentions giving us optimism, joy, playfulness, abundance, and luck! 

 

This will be a wonderful moon cycle to focus on abundance, career goals, and expanding on your dreams!

This Moon cycle is also unique because all 4 elements are present at each of the four turnings (New, First Quarter, Full, and Last Quarter Moons). This does not happen very often! Usually one or two elements are missing and there is a dominant element in the Moon cycle.

When each element is present for each of the 4 major phases of the moon cycle, there is elemental equilibrium and is called a Pentagram Cycle.

This Blessing Moon cycle we begin with the New Moon in Cancer (the water element); First Quarter in Libra (the air element); the Full Moon in Capricorn (the earth element); and the Last Quarter in Aries (the fire element)!

With each element present, this means manifesting your intentions or abundance, will most likely happen this moon cycle! When working with magick and manifesting, each of the elemental energies need to be present and invoked. 

Keep reading below, to see how you can work with each of the elements this moon cycle to move forward on your path!


June 24th: New Moon in Cancer

flow with productivity

The New Moon brings us into the watery realm of Cancer. Depending on the time zones, some people will experience the New Moon on Friday, and some on Saturday, so always consult your own moon app in your specific time zone.

The Cancer energy may have you feeling extremely emotional and internal, but you could harness your emotions to infuse your intentions and make your emotions your ally. The card chosen for the New Moon is the Honey Moon card for productivity! This can be a very productive and enriching moon cycle if you choose it to be! Call in your Spirit guides and Higher Self, and begin by writing out your intentions and really pour your heart into them. Don't hold back! When you have written it all out, now actually speak it aloud to the New Moon (though you may not see her, She is there with you :)

If you get emotional while speaking your intentions aloud, don't fight them, let them flow through you. This is infusing your intentions and speaking them aloud raises their vibrations. 

For this coming Full Moon, we will be making an abundance grid (there will be a blog post for the ceremony on the Full Moon so stay tuned!). Begin to Choose the crystals you want to work with. Whatever crystals you choose lay them out under the New Moon energy and let them hear your intentions too. This will infuse the crystals with your energy.


July 1st: First Quarter in Libra

check in with your instincts

The First Quarter brings us into the airy realm of Libra. Depending on the time zones, some people will experience the First quarter on Friday, and some on Saturday, so always consult your own moon app in your specific time zone.

Quarter Moons are always a good time in the moon cycle to check in with yourself. The card chosen for the phase the the Wolf Moon for trusting your instincts. Libra energy may have you feeling indecisive possibility about a major direction change in your intentions for your career, or a relationship (most likely a business relationship)... trust your instincts. Check in with your guides and listen to their message. 

 

Today will be a great day to invoke the air realm and prepare your crystals further for the grid. Give them and yourself a good smudge. Use Palo Santo, sage, or any incense and cleanse each crystal and your body. This will help shift your energy in the direction you need it to go.


July 9th: Full Moon in Capricorn

devote yourself to your goals

The Full Moon brings us into the earth realm of Capricorn. Depending on the time zones, some people will experience the Full moon on Saturday, and some on Sunday, so always consult your own moon app in your specific time zone.

If there was ever a Full Moon to work with career and money magick it is the Full moon in Capricorn. Capricorn energy is stable and abundant and knows how to achieve. The card pulled for the Full Moon is Devotion. Devotion is key to creating success. Committing to your goals and committing to your worth will show the universe you are ready to receive your abundance. If there is fear and resistance, ask yourself how you are self sabotaging your success. Capricorn will give you a no non-sense answer. Capricorn is practical and knows what it wants and won't let fear stand in the way. Use the energy to push forward and activate your crystal grid! (There will be a ceremony all about this, don't worry!) Make sure you have all your crystals needed for the your grid by this time and that they are all cleansed and ready to go!


July 16th: Last Quarter in Aries

offer & inspire gratitude

The Last Quarter moon leaves us in the fire realm of Aries. Aries is an interesting energy in the waning moon. We can literally burn off residual energy by creating heat in our body... detox yoga, a good sweat session, or relaxing in the sauna are a few ideas to try.

However, the card pulled for this phase the the Harvest Moon reminding us to have gratitude for the blessings we already have. Instead of releasing negativity or unwanted energy at the end of this cycle, release gratitude instead. Let Aries inspire you and go out of your way to show you are grateful. Write a thank you card to someone who was really helpful and supportive this cycle. Make a list of blessings and burn them in a fire and bury the ashes in the earth. The earth will renew and transform this energy

offering heartfelt gratitude will keep you in the flow of abundance

Leave your crystal grid activated until the last day of this moon cycle (July 22nd). As a thank you to the crystals and the elements, choose one crystal from the grid and give it back to the earth. Anoint this crystal with your favorite perfume oil to invoke fire and place it out in nature somewhere as an offering to the land, or leave it somewhere someone else can find it. They will find your crystal and see it as a gift or sign, thus abundance, joy, and gratitude will continue to grow and cause a ripple effect.

We hope you enjoyed this reading and hope you practice these offerings this cycle! we would love to hear your story as your journey unfolds this Blessing Moon cycle!


Don't forget to choose the crystals you want to use for your crystal grid for the Full Moon on July 9th! Cleanse them under the New Moon and try the Blessing Moon reading from the Spirit de la Lune guidebook!

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Full Honey Moon - Connecting to Animal Medicine - The Honey Bee

Honey Moon | Spirit de la Lune

Happy Honey Moon! 

We are on the last legs of Spring, and getting ready to welcome in the even warmer months of Summer up here in the northern hemisphere. 

The earth is buzzing with life once again as this Full Moon is ushering in the sweetness and serenity that comes with summer.

This Full Honey Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon and Rose Moon in various cultures, but all the names have one thing in common.. Sweetness. 

Now, this moon might have you digging real deep to find that sweetness within you, because this Full Moon has potential to be an intense storm of emotions.

The Full Moon is in Sagittarius, and the Sun is in Gemini. This could make for a very emotional and loud few days especially with Jupiter going direct on the same day.

Sagittarius is the truth teller and story teller of the zodiac.. So expect others to be a bit louder than normal. You may feel your own emotions heightened during this time, and it may be hard to keep your own harsh words contained!

Full Honey Moon | Spirit de la Lune

It's important to ground your energy and stay centered during this Full Moon!

But sometimes just remembering to stay calm isn't enough..

This Honey Moon card was designed with an image of a Honey Bee in the center. 

 Each of our Major Arcana cards carry Archetypes and symbols for the moons that they represent. 

Archetypes awaken stored sacred knowledge deep within our souls.

 

For this card, we chose the Archetype of the Honey Bee.

Spirit speaks to us through many facets! It manifests  in a variety of forms and with a variety of messages! Spirit can be found in the flowers, crystals, animals and even people.

Since the earliest recorded history, various cultures have seen animals as harbingers, messengers and even carriers of personality traits we wish to adopt.

Native American beliefs on Animal Totems are often the first thing that come to mind on this subject, but these practices have been found throughout many cultures of the ancient and modern world.

By focusing on traits and attributes of our totem, we internalize their traits and begin to shift and take on the characteristics we need from our totem.

You may feel drawn to one particular animal guide your entire life, but there are many short term guides out there that have messages and lessons for us on a day to day basis.

For tonight's Full Moon Ceremony,   we are connecting to the totem of the Honey Bee.

Honey Bee Animal Spirit Ceremony

The Honey Bee does not have to be your main animal guide to still be of help to you. Adopt the nature of this peace loving ally this week. Rely on the totem of the Honey Bee to ground you during this Full Moon. 

This ceremony will help you connect to the energy of the Honey Bee, to serve as a strong reminder and totem to help you during this Full Moon.

All that's needed for tonight is a small offering for the Honey Bees and an open heart.

Adopting the nature and traits of the Honey Bee.

The Honey Bee is a creature of sweetness, though many people fear them! It's been said that bees can smell or pick up on people's fears! Perhaps they lack fear of their own, and feel drawn to investigate ours as it is such an opposing emotion to their natural nature.

Often times the Honey Bee pushes our fears right up to our awareness when we are confronted with them! They are small but loud reminders to us to not be afraid of what we don't understand. Once you shed your fear around the bee, they buzz sweetly near you, sharing space and minding their own beeswax.

The Honey Bee teaches us to do the impossible and believe in miracles! Early scientific research stated that Honey Bees shouldn't be able to fly. They defy our known laws of physics and show us that miracles can happen. (Some further studies have been done on this, and scientists are beginning to understand the Bee, but there is still much that isn't known about these little guys.)

Honey Bees are also an excellent totem for productivity, and manifesting abundance. They teach us to work together, to rely on our hive/tribe. They represent the collective conscious, and remind us that everything is connected.

They are fiercely protective of their own, and would die defending their home and family. They are driven by the passion to find the sweetest nectars.

Invoking and connecting to the Honey Bee, especially around such emotional times can help you create harmonic balance within yourself. 

connecting to the honey bee and honoring animal guides. 

Tree Talker Art | Honey Bee

Because animals are pure consciousness, they often can't communicate with us properly if our own energy is muddy. 

Take some white sage, smudge and cleanse yourself and your space if you feel called.

Take a moment to clear your mind.

Breath in and out through your nose, knowing that each breath is cleansing your energy, opening you up to Spirit's message.

Mindful breathing can help take you into a trance like state on the astral realm, where your guides and messengers await. 

Next state your intention to connect to the Honey Bee. You can say whatever you'd like, or follow this prayer below. The point is to make a purposeful intention to connect.

 
                                                   (Source)

                                                   (Source)

 

After you state your intention, sit in mindfulness for a few moments and let go and release your intention while in that mindful trance like state. 

Next, leave an offering out for the bees this Full Moon!

Save the Bees | Plant flowers | Spirit de la Lune Honey Moon Ceremony

Our Bee population is suffering immensely right now and could really use us as their ally. Leave out a bowl of water for them. Do not pick their flowers! Instead  plant new bee supporting flowers and pollinators in your garden!

You can even leave out a small crystal like honey calcite as an offering to let the bees know their messages and energy is welcome.

Have patience and observe your world for the next few days. You called in the Honey Bee, and released your intention to the universe, now all you have to do is look around. 

 Be open to how the Bee will show up in your life! You might see one physically buzz around you, or you may see a photo or an advertisement or billboard with a Bee on it.  Be aware of the emotional state you are in when you encounter this guide, as that is often where their lessons lie. 

Be aware of what you were doing, going or thinking while you encounter this guide. 

Honey Bee Spirit Ally | Spirit de la lune

Once you connect and feel the energy of this Honey Bee, you can call in it's essence and spiritual presence whenever you feel the need. 

The above method for connecting to the Honey Bee could be used to connect with any of your Animal Guides! You can even use this little ritual to discover who your personal Animal Guide could be if you don't already know. 

 

Lunar Blessings

Don't forget to leave a little offering to your new ally, and charge your decks and crystals tonight under the Full Moon!