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.

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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!

 

 

 

New Moon in Gemini - Honey Cycle Energy Report

Happy New Moon in Gemini! 

New Moon in Gemini | Spirit de la Lune

This New Moon is bringing in the start of a new cycle! 

Before anything new can begin, we must first learn what it is that needs to be cleared. 

This helps give us an idea of what we DO want to bring into our lives. 

This New Moon invites you sit back and listen. Take time in your reactions and responses.

The Moon rules our deepest emotions and feelings. Her last visit through Scorpio may have caused some old wounds to surface. The Gemini Energy is pushing you to become the observer in your life. Take a step back and be aware of your thoughts as they help you navigate your emotions. 

This New Moon has a new beginning in store for you, but you must first sit back, watch, listen and observe yourself to what it is you are needing to let go of, in order to begin anew.

 
New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune
 

Each month we put together an energy report on the coming lunar cycle. We also draw a card from the Spirit de la Lune deck for each turning to help us navigate the lunar energy. 

Grab your iced coffee and read below for this cycle's full energy reading! 


New Moon in Gemini 

New Moon in Gemini Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

This New Moon in Gemini occurs on May 25th.

This cycle ushers in the energy of the Honey Moon, as she turns full later this month. This New Moon in Gemini carries very potent energy for you to be able to heal and clear past wounds and turn over a new leaf for a fresh beginning. 

This last Full Moon in Scorpio may have brought some old wounds to the surface in order to be looked at, cleansed and healed during this New Moon in Gemini.

Productivity is at a high right now, and you may be feeling more busy than ever! Be careful to not turn to stress. Stress is simply a chosen reaction to pressure.You will find a bit of peace and organization as the moon turns to full. Trust in the ebbs and flows

The Super Moon Card was pulled for this turning, which matches the intense energy this cycle may hold. There are some astrologers stating that this is Super New Moon, so it's no surprise that the Super Moon card came out during this reading!

This intense energy shows that anything is possible right now. You may not be able to predict how things will turn out, but you can focus your thoughts on what you want.

Use this Gemini energy to sit back and listen intently to your inner voice. Watch your mind chatter, and see what kinds of things you tell yourself day to day. Are you thoughts directed towards where you want to go? 

 

First Quarter Moon in Virgo

First Quarter Moon in Virgo | Spirit de la Lune

The moon turns to First Quarter on the 1st of June in the house of Virgo, the Healer. The Virgo in you loves to pay attention to the details and fix what might be broken... if you've listened to yourself during the Gemini turning, you may have a good idea as to what it is that needs the healing. 

When the moon is in Virgo, your body may be more intolerant of lower grade foods, harmful substances, drugs or alcohol. Your body wants to begin a healing process. So be careful what you put into your body at this time. 

The Lover Card was pulled for this cycle, a perfect combo with the Virgo card. Both are Earth energies reminding you to be grounded as the Moon turns into the fire energy of the waxing moon. Virgo energy can tend to be perfectionist, fault-finding, and sometimes overly-critical. remember to apply some love this week. Especially if you are finding any faults within yourself.

 

Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Full Moon in Sagittarius Honey Moon | Spirit de la Lune

The Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 9th. You might be feeling a breath of fresh air around this moon. Sagittarius is an optimistic and open sign. You may find some answers to your questions around this time just because you've shifted your mood from stress and overwhelm to optimism and clarity. 

This is also the Honey Moon! Productivity will be at it's highest, so now is the time to get things done. The energy is buzzing like bees, so again it's important to not become overly stressed. Reach out to your community and others in your hive who could offer you some help.

The Connect Card was pulled for this cycle, an echoing of the community message from the Honey Moon card. If you are still feeling overwhelmed, reach out to your tribe. Ask for help. The energy is loving, adaptable and centered around community and building. 

 

Last Quarter Moon in Aries

Last Quarter Moon in Aries | Spirit de la Lune

The moon turns to Last Quarter on June 17, in the sign of Aries and Pisces depending on your time zone. The Last Quarter Moon signifies the coming New Moon, and has us beginning to turn inward as well.

Being in the house of Aries, you will likely feel pushed to get everything done. Don't procrastinate or put off your goals! Use this last push of energy before the moon shifts into New. 

Card pulled for this phase is Refine. Take time to double check or refine your work this week. You may not be able to take the big steps Aries is pushing you to take right now..  but there is always refinement o be done. Take small steps and double check your work. This energy supports problem solving, brainstorming and finding out of the box solutions.

 

Don't forget to check back to the blog this Full Moon for our Honey Moon Ceremony!

 
Honey Moon | Spirit de la Lune | Energy Reading
 

Happy New Moon!

We hope you enjoyed this month's energy reading! Don't forget to charge your crystals and deck under tonight's New Moon, place your intention and listen in on what this Gemini New Moon has to teach you! 

Lunar Blessings!

Flower Moon Bathing Ritual for Self Love

Happy Full Flower Moon!

We are approaching the peak of the Flower Moon cycle, and we will soon be in the currents of the watery sensuality of the Full Moon in Scorpio on 5/10/17! 

The Flower Moon in Scorpio is the full blooming energy of the Flower Moon cycle and in astrology is considered Lunar Beltane - with the Sun in Taurus (Venus ruled) and the Moon in Scorpio (Mars ruled).. merging the Feminine and Masculine energies together as one.

Carve out some time to relax and create a beautiful bathing ceremony while the moon is full and in bloom. Down below we have some ideas and recipes you can try! Try them all or the ones you are drawn to... follow your intuition!

Remember to prep your Rose water and rose quartz stones in advanced, by sitting them out under the Waxing moon until the Full Moon on 5/10! Do this for at least 1-2 days in advanced!

Items needed:

Full Flower moon in May
  • Bath tub (if you do not have a bathtub use a bucket or bowl for a foot soak!)
  • Organic flowers (or dried flowers)
  • Sea salt or Epsom salt
  • Rose water (place out under the Waxing moon leading up to the Full Moon)
  • Half an avocado
  • 1/4 of a large cucumber
  • Your favorite perfume oil
  • Body oil or lotion
  • Tumbled rose quartz stones (place in rose water, or out  under the waxing moon!)
  • Candles, incense, enchanting music (create a beautiful atmosphere!)
  • Your favorite lingerie or nightie!
  • Chocolate and wine of course!

 

Take some time to gather your items and reflect on the Moon cycle thus far:

What is blooming in your life right now?

What needs more nourishment?

Where are you sending your love and devotion?

Are you receptive to the love and abundance in your life?


Flower Moon Petal Soak:

Flower Moon Bath Salt.jpg
  • 2 cups epsom salt (or 1 cup each of epsom and sea salt)
  • Dried flowers or fresh edible flowers
  • 1/4 cup rosewater
  • 10 - 15 drops of your favorite essential oil or oil perfume!
  • Adding tumbled rose quartz is optional!

While stirring the salt with the flowers, slowly pour in the rose water and blend together evenly. Imagine pouring all your love into this mixture! Don't forget to add your favorite drops of oil and stir well! We love Ylang Ylang!


Soothing Avocado Mask:

  • 1/2 of an Avocado
  • 1/4 of cucumber (make sure to cut some slices for your eyes!)
  • 2 tbs of rose water

Blend all these items up in a blender until smooth. Add more Avocado for a creamier texture. You could also add more Rose Water if it is too thick, mine was a whipped texture. Feel free to peel the cucumber to have a smother finish, but it is not necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions for use: Apply to your clean face, neck, and decolletage for 15-20 mins.  You could add it to your hair as well if you have extra. It will be very cooling at first, and your face will glow afterward! Feel free to adorn your face with cucumber slices, rose quartz, and edible flowers :) 

 

Apply the mask during your Flower Moon ceremony below...


Now that you have all your items prepped, on the day of the Full Moon, carve some time out your schedule to relax and pamper yourself. During anytime of this ceremony, feel free to invite a partner or lover to join you ;)

You can also do this ceremony with your Mother and make it a Spa day for Mother's Day this coming Sunday! Instead of a bath, you can make it a foot soak and have pedicures after!

Make all your recipes, and create an altar around your bath and bathroom, ready your nightie, light your candles and let your music invoke your body and desires to stir within. Do not draw your bath quite yet, as it may be cold by the time you get into it!

Once you are ready, go out under the Full Moon and stand below her and bask in her beauty. Offer her some of your flowers, and imagine her Moonlight shining down into your heart chakra and spreading through the whole ocean of your body. Where is the energy settling in your body? Breathe in and out this lunar energy, this tidal breath. 

Write in your journal about the prompts above and write a list of everything that invokes your sultry desires.

What stirs your soul?

If you are having a hard time figuring this out, ask Luna to help you clarify this during your ceremonial bath. 

Under the moonlight, take your perfume and anoint your Heart chakra, say out loud your intention to the Moon and leave Her a few drops of the oil as well.

When you are ready, apply your mask (I used a makeup brush for a smoother application) and if you can, lay out under the moonlight while your mask is soaking into your skin! If that doesn't work for you, you can draw your bath now and lay in your bath with the mask on.

The Moon lives in the lining of your skin.

When you are ready, wash your face off and draw your bath. Add any drops of oil to your bath and pour in your bath salts. Bring in your wine and chocolate, and soak in these soothing waters and allow every muscle to relax. Drift away in your fantasies and allow any messages from Luna to come through. Take your time.

After your luxurious bath, massage your body with your favorite lotion or oil, and get into your sexy nightie. Go back outside and thank Lady Luna for her love and clarity. Leave out some wine for the Faeries and the land. And for the rest of your night, stay receptive to any messages, yearnings, or desires that come from deep within. Go back to your list of things that invoke your desires and see how you can incorporate those into your daily life.

We hope you enjoyed this ceremony and find it deepens you into the enchanting magick of the Flower Moon and your sultry body.

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2017 Flower Moon Cycle Energy Reading

Happy New Moon in Taurus!

The Flower Moon cycle is in the Beltane season of merging the divine masculine and feminine energies within and creating something entirely new in to being. This new creation is made and infused with your love, desires, life force energy and magick.

The power of the Flower Moon is potent and enchanting!

Grab a cup a tea or a glass of wine and enjoy the reading below!


4/26/17 New Moon in Taurus

With the cycle beginning with the New Moon in Taurus, this is a time to embrace your sensual nature. Invoke all your senses, and find pleasure in each of them... Enjoy the breeze caressing your skin, listen to music that inspires you; indulge your taste buds with yummy foods; wear perfume oil that makes you feel sexy; look at art and images that uplift you. Enjoy the here and now and what it has to offer you.

The card pulled for the New Moon, is Focus. Where you put your energy will determine the course of the Flower Moon cycle. Focus is a powerful ally, especially when we are tending to our desires. Taurus is ruled by Venus, and the Goddess of love wants you to embody your desires and find pleasure in what you do and how you live. It is something to not feel guilty about or shame away from. Our society looks down on seeking pleasure... we usually resist and feel we do no deserve it.

Would you tell a friend she does not deserve to thrive? We didn't think so ;)

Set an intention to focus on pleasure, joy, and love.


5/3/2017 First Quarter Moon in Leo

Leo energy during the waxing moon is magnetic! This First quarter moon is an opportunity to truly shine in your magick and power. And the card pulled for this phase is the Lunar Eclipse card: Sovereignty. At this moment what would it feel like to embody your desires? The First quarter moon ignites desires and propels you to move forward with your intentions you set at the New Moon. Leo is also the King or Queen of the zodiac, so they lend you courage and remind you that you have the right to fully embody your desires, beauty, truth, and magick.

Give yourself permission to bloom

There is an opportunity here for you to be seen and heard and tests you to be the Queen of your realm. Ask Leo for courage and to not shy away because you may look back and regret it later.


5/10/2017 Full Moon in Scorpio

The Full Moon in Scorpio is Lunar Beltane! There is a deep energy of the Divine Masculine (Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars), and the energy of the Goddess Venus is potent in this moon cycle. What is merging in you right now? How can you fully surrender to this surge of love and create something from this merging?

We are not going to lie, sexual desires are at their peak during Lunar Beltane, so surrender to your erotic nature and make love! You can make love to your lover, partner, or to yourself! Be open to receiving pleasure. That is the theme of this moon cycle after all.

Are your boundaries supportive or restrictive?

The card pulled for the Full Moon is boundaries. So be aware of the boundaries that have been set in your life that restrict you and confine you. The Scorpio energy gives you the opportunity to look deeper into these boundaries and help dissolve them if they no longer serve you and your highest good, or fortify them if they are weak. Scorpio energy also helps you establish sexual boundaries if you need them. 


5/18/2017 Last Quarter in Aquarius

The Last quarter moon is always an opportunity to look back and reflect on the cycle. Did you focus on pleasure and embodiment? Did you struggle with receiving love and pleasure? Are your boundaries healthy or restrictive? During this time do not judge yourself, but simply observe.

Depending on your time zone, the Last Quarter will fall on Aquarius or Pisces and the card chosen is Rejuvenate. It is time to relax. It is time to allow stillness to permeate and allow grace and ease into your life... another trait of Taurus. Find peace in simple pleasures, book a massage or facial and allow your mind to retreat. Aquarius energy can be sporadic especially during the waning phase of the moon, and make your mind race and you will want to skip ahead this part and just keep moving forward. It is so important to find stillness and set aside time to relax.

Let ease and rejuvenation into your life


We hope you enjoyed this reading and we hope you bloom and fluorish in this moon cycle ahead!

Don't forget to try the Flower Moon spread in the Spirit de la Lune guidebook and decks are still available to order!

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Full Planting Moon- Besom Blessing Spell and Ritual

Happy Full Planting Moon! 

Full Planting Moon

Spring is sprouting all around for those of us on the Northern Hemisphere, and there is sense of newness in the air.

You may be feeling this new energy stirring within you.

The seeds and intentions that we have planted are gaining momentum and you could be seeing some progress happening or at least feeling internal shifts happening.

The Full Planting Moon is a reminder that the garden needs constant tending.

One of the most important parts of gardening is the weeding process.

When we weed a garden, we remove unwelcome plants that may be creeping in, while churning up and exposing new soil and nutrients from the Earth. Essentially, clearing out the old, to make way for the new growth. 

This Full Planting Moon holds potent  clearing and weeding energy. With the lunar energies taking place in Libra and Scorpio; you are asked to take a look deep within yourself and find what needs to be weeded or swept out. This will help you make room for the new growth you've been cultivating.

We have put together a Besom Cleansing Ritual tonight to help you energetically and literally cleanse your home of old unwanted energy to make way for new growth.

You can make any mundane daily chore into an intention infused ritual! Tonight, we are using our brooms to help us sweep away any old energies that may be inhibiting our growth.

Besom Magick

The Pagan Broom, or Besom is used for cleansing and protection. It's  traditionally made from hawthorn, birch twigs and willow wood. 

Besoms are often hung above entry ways to offer protection, and they are used in hand-fasting ceremonies, as they represent both the masculine and the feminine. 

Besoms can sweep out negative energy and help banish it. 

Some people don't allow the bristles to actually touch the ground, while many do. 

(You can even make your own besom for sacred use right here!)

There is no need to have an expensive besom for tonight's ritual, you can use any broom! Pair tonight's Full Planting Moon with your intention to help you cleanse away the dust from both your soul and your home!

Besom Cleansing Blessing

You will need: 

A Broom (Any type of broom will do, even if it's just your typical household broom!)

Sage to burn

Planting Moon

Mindfully clean your home. Clear our any junk and clutter that is physically or emotionally obstructing your growth, saving sweeping for last.

When you are ready to begin sweeping, set a clear intention within yourself of what you would like to remove and sweep away. 

Smudge your broom three times. Cleansing away all the past energies and stories your broom holds.

Sweep your house from east to west keeping your intention in mind.You will likely be feeling lighter and more energetic as you do this process. Repeat the spell as you finish your sweeping. 

 

"With my sacred broom, 

I remove all doom and gloom. 

I sweep from the deep, 

that I wish to no longer keep.

With a freshly swept grown, 

Negativity be bound,

I make room for positivity,

So Mote it be."

 

Cleanse yourself and your broom one more time before putting it away.

Full Moon in Libra/Scorpio

Now that you have cleared your home's energy, what will you allow in to fill up this space?

Use tonight's Full Moon to set a powerful intention of what you want to allow in. You aren't making a goal that you have to strive for, instead,plant a seed of an emotion you want to bring in more of! 

Emotions like security, joy, passion, love and gratitude would be wonderful ones to plant right now. 

The card pulled for this phase was Taurus, aka the Lover. The sun enters into the Earthy sign of Taurus this month, reminding us to plant only high vibrational seeds of love and joy.

Happy Full Moon! 

Tonight is a great night to cleanse and charge your crystals and decks under the Full Moon!