Sage Moon Ceremony | Purifying the Aura with Lunar Infused Sage Spray

Happy Sage Moon!

This Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Leo is packed full of powerful magical potential! 

 Tonight's Full Moon gives you the chance to step fully into your powerful magic.

Six months ago you planted a seed or held a vision of your future. Today is the day to check in and see how far you have come. 

Lunar eclipses occur every six months, giving us all an opportunity to re-evaluate our personal progress with fresh eyes and new clarity.

In order to step into our full power and realize our true potential, we must release old emotional baggage from the past six months.

There is no room for that which doesn't serve you, when entering a new phase in life. 

The Sage Moon reminds us to keep our thoughts and energy clear of negativity. Purify your energy often, cleanse your space and aura in order to make room for new growth!! 

For tonight's Full Moon, we wanted to make an aura and space cleansing spray, infused with the Full Moon Eclipse Energy. 

This powerful little bottle will clear your aura from negativity in only a few sprays. Because it is smokeless, it can be used to cleanse the energy of cars, the work place and offices. 

 
Aura Cleansing Spray | Spirit de la Lune
 

Lunar Eclipse Infused Aura & Space Cleansing Spray

 
Sage Spray For Cleansing Auras | Spirit de la Lune
 

This spray can be used in place of smudging with smoke. This little bottle will be both powerful and easy to make using essential oils, salt, and other ingredients you may already have!

Gather Your Ingredients | Spirit de la Lune

Aura & Space Cleansing Spray:

  • 1 oz Glass spray bottles
  •  Warm water (natural, distilled, or moon water works best.)
  • 1 Teaspoon Witch Hazel, (Or unflavored vodka) to preserve
  • 1 pinch of natural pink Hymalain salt or sea salt
  • 8 drops of Sage essential oil
  • 4-6 drops of essential oils of choice
  • Crystals for charging the spray

On the night of the full moon gather your ingredients.. 

Add a pinch of salt to your bottle. Salt is a natural energy purifier and helps ground the energetic body. It brings our energy back to a 0 and creates a fresh clean slate for us. 

Add your drops of oil. For tonight's spray, we used Sage essential Oil for purity, clarity and ease of thought, with Fir needle for . 

You can use this guide here to decide which oils you want to use. We recommend definitely using at least some sage for this spray!, as it's the perfect purifier for this energy.

Add the witch hazel, a natural preservative with soothing calming properties.This will help your spray from going stale. (but it's still recommended to use the bottle within a month or two.)

Add the water. Water is a powerful conductor and transfers and shifts energy quickly. It's best to use warm water to fully dissolve the salt and mix the oil together. 

You can add small crystals to your bottle, or set up a grid around your spray tonight and charge it under the Full Moon Eclipse.

 

 
Sage Aura Spray | Spirit de la Lune
 

Give it a good shake before each use. Spray all around your body to cleanse the aura. 

The healing spray will clear negative energy in the home as well. Be sure to spray into doorways and windows and other high traffic ares, as well as your own aura! 

Create a cute label, or download and print ours here!

Create a label for your bottle, or download and print off our idea by clicking here!  

You can make several different blends to help shift the energy of your home and space. 

This cleansing spray can act as a natural perfume while keeping your aura and energy field purified and fresh.

 

Sage Spray | Aura Cleansing Spray | Spirit de la Lune

Happy Full Sage Moon!

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New Moon Energy Report Sage Moon Cycle 2017

New Moon in Aquarius Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

Happy New Moon in Aquarius!!

 

This imaginative New Moon marks the beginning of a fresh Lunar Cycle. A blank slate sits before you. Aquarius opens the doorway to your your most powerful tool of creation. Your imagination. 

 

This New Moon can really set the tone for the cycle ahead. As the moon grows in the sky, you may notice the energy shifting and revving up as well. Be sure to set some positive intentions tonight, and hold your focus towards what you intend to grow. It's important to keep yourself open minded and as light-hearted as you can be.

Each month we take a look at the energy around each of the 4 turnings of the moon. We report here once a month with an energy guide, taking into consideration where the moon is at in the zodiac houses, as well as other astrological influences that may be happening. For each turning, we also choose a card from the Spirit de la Lune deck for further guidance and insight.

 
New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune
 

So grab a cup of tea..

and see what this new moon cycle has in store for you. 


New Moon in Aquarius

New Moon In Aquarius | Spirit de la lune

This New Moon takes place in the visionary sign of Aquarius. (Partially in Capricorn depending on your place and time zone.) The card pulled for this phase is Rebirth. This phase is setting us up for an opportunity of rebirth, a chance to create the future of our dreams.

This New Moon stimulates the mind and imaginations; emotions may be feeling very raw right now

This may have us feeling lonely, feeling left out, or a bit like an outcast. 

Aquarius is teaching you the value of being alone. Being alone is sometimes the only way to value the company of others.

You are also being called to get to know yourself deeper.. You are asking what it is that you want to create for your future.

Aquarius holds the key to your imagination, one of your most powerful tools for creating your path here on Earth.

Our imagination can be used to create miracles or disasters. Using our imagination for worry only causes unhealthy habits of thought to form while also drawing to us that which we worry most about. Universal law states "That which is like unto itself is drawn."

New Moon in Aquarius Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

Use your imagination!

Use your imagination to visualize a future that feels good to you, and pour all of your focus into that.

Now is the time to dream up the life that you want and this New Moon energy paired with the rebirth card show that this is the perfect blank slate for you.


First Quarter Moon in Taurus

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The First Quarter Moon takes place on Feb 3rd in the sign of Taurus, and the card pulled for this phase is Strength.

It's no secret that people are fired up in the world right now.. but we are about to see it ignited even more.

In February, we have Venus, Mars, and Uranus all in the fiery sign of Aries. This is going to make everyone's passion rev up. 

It's easy to be illogical and even explosive right now, especially as we empaths pick up on the energy of the collective.

There is a need to pick sides here. But not in the way one might think. You are being asked to choose Love or Fear.

Take your days slowly and stay in the moment. Utilize the powerful but peaceful energy of Taurus as the lunar energy begins to rev up.. The Strength card was pulled for this phase; truly highlighting the strength and power in choosing LOVE when faced with hatred. Embrace this month with grace and dignity and you will notice your own sense of self progress.


Full Sage Moon in Leo

Sage Full Moon | Spirit de la Lune

The Full Sage Moon on the 10th of February takes place in the fiery sign of Leo, and the card chosen for this phase was the Expansion card. This is also a Lunar Eclipse, amping up the lunar energy even more.

Use this New Moon in Aquarius tonight to set forth your powerful intentions, because this Full Moon is all about clearing space to allow your intentions to grow and manifest! 

 

You must make room for your expansion!

Full Moon in Leo | Spirit de la Lune Oracle Reading

This Full Moon, you may notice a major shift in that lonely Aquarius' energy from the New Moon. The Full Moon is giving you the chance to take your power back in a very positive way.

Sometimes we need to realize that we are our own hero. We can not give our power away waiting for others to make us happy. This Full Moon in Leo is here to remind you of your innate strength and power. 

Full Sage Moon | Spirit de la Lune

Make room for something new!

The Full Sage Moon Eclipse can bring about some very pleasant surprises as well as solutions to the questions you've been asking.

There is a huge need to purify your mind and space at this time. Clear our the old energy to make way for the new growth.

Let go of any limiting beliefs you may have. Make room in your mind and heart for something new, and watch out for the sudden insights that will be available to you! 

 


Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius

Last Quarter Moon | Spirit de la Lune Oracle Reading | New Moon Energy Report

The Last Quarter Moon takes place on the 18th of February in Sagittarius, and partially in Scorpio depending on what time zone. The card pulled for this phase is the Envision card.

It's likely you are going to be feeling pumped up after the Full Moon Eclipse, especially with the Moon in Sagittarius. 

We have another opportunity to combine our imagination with our vision to create and manifest the life that we are wanting. 

As we relax into the waning lunar energy, your mind and imagination will still be very active. Sagittarius, the Explorer is always on the hunt for a new discovery or new way of doing things. 

Paired with the Envision card, this can be another powerful opportunity to put your imagination to good use. There is a lot of exciting potential you can tap into with the coming Solar Eclipse on the New Moon. 

 

 
Sage Moon Moondala | Spirit de la Lune
 

Have a Happy New Moon!

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Lunar Blessings

Don't forget to cleanse your deck and crystals under tonight's New Moon! 

Are you setting any intentions for the month ahead?

Full Wolf Moon Ceremony: Create Your Own Wolf Den

Happy Full Wolf Moon, Moon Tribe!

Today the Moon is Full in the watery Realm of Cancer (or Leo depending on your time zone), however the watery energy of Cancer is strong because she is ruled by the Moon. With all planets direct and no retrogrades we are feeling the currents strongly.

With Winter in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, Cancer may be pulling you to stay home and seek nourishment (or gravitate towards the ocean in the Southern Hemisphere heat of Summer). The Wolf Moon encourages you to listen to your body. Listen to your primal instincts and what you need right now.

Even a wolf needs to find shelter and create a den in Winter, so create your own sanctuary.

Wolf Moon Den - Spirit de la Lune

Do you have a corner or nook you can make your own?

Is your bed calling to you?

Does your altar space need sprucing up?

Can you create your own den with blankets? If you have little pups they would love this!

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I created a teepee with lots of blankets to put my altar within. I will also be starting my moon time soon, so this will also be my Red Tent when it begins.

In my den, I included my SDLL deck, Artemis statue, my large salt lamp, and crystals I am working with. Allow yourself to drift into the space to dream, journal, rest, and be receptive to your primal body and intuition. What are you receiving right now?

If you are feeling more social, you can also invite your Moon Sistars over for a cozy retreat in, and don't forget to howl at the Moon together ;)


 "The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place."

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves

What season is your soul in? What do your instincts tell you?


Other Ways to Connect with the Full Moon Tonight:

  • Take a bath with lots of sea salt to invoke the Cancer energy
  • Attend a Full Moon gathering or drum circle
  • Use the Wolf Moon Spread in the SPirit de la Lune Guidebook!
  • Swim in the Ocean under the moonlight
  • Light candles to invoke the Leo energy
  • Clean your space: Cancer loves to stay home, so make this a meditation
  • Put on some music and dance your heart out: feel the rhythms in your body and move they way your body wants to move

Charge your crystals and decks under this potent Full Moon tonight!

Share your sacred space and sanctuary with us! Tag @spiritdelalune in your photos!

New Moon Energy Report: 2016 Wolf Moon Cycle

Happy New Moon, Moon babes!

It is time to release and let go of 2016 so 2017 can flow! 2016 was I.N.T.E.N.S.E. to say the least. There is hope though if you look at the years in numerology:

2+0+1+6 = 9. In numerology, 9 is the number of destruction and completion. It is the energy of releasing in order for the new possibilities to surface. There was a lot of destruction and chaos this past year, but it means we can rebuild again and start from scratch.

2+0+1+7 = 10. 1+0 = 1. 1 is the number of new beginnings, new opportunities, and a new awareness to begin. You do not need the old paradigm and the old habits of 2016 to start your new journey. In the scraps and rubble of 2016 we can begin to build a new foundation in a way we haven't perceived before. Number 1 in tarot is the Magician. The Magician uses the resources and energy around them to create magick and manifest their true path.

In 2017 be the Magician in your life.

Create the magick you want to see in the world and you will cause ripples of energy that will move and weave through the universe.

The Wolf Moon encourages you to trust your instincts. You have the magick and power within you already. Do not look to others or books for the wisdom you seek. The wisdom resides in you; in your cells; in your heart; in your third-eye. Connect with your inner wisdom and your spirit guides to help you create the magick you desire in 2017.

In this awareness, grab your wand and stir your tea and sit a spell to read the 2016-2017 Wolf Moon energy report below!


12.28.2016: New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon in Capricorn is a time to prepare and get things in order. This is very fitting for the end of the year and tying up any loose ends. However, the card chosen is Waning Gibbous: Be. A time of stillness and low energy. This is definitely not a time to act upon anything big. The Mercury retrograde is in a full swing and one of the best things you can do right now is to remain still, plan and be prepared for the year ahead. Direct your focus to your word of the year and let that be your guiding compass into 2017. How will you invoke this energy into your life?

Do you not know your Word of the year yet? Click here to begin the Word of the year ceremony, perfect for a full or new moon! Especially the last New moon of 2016! Whatever is moving through you right now remember to just BE in it. Your intuition will flow through this current and guide you.


1.5.2017: First Quarter in Aries

First Quarter in Aries ignites movement and expansion, propelling the moon cycle forward. With Mercury going direct on 1/8/17 and the card Pisces chosen, there is a energy of coming full circle (Pisces is the end of the zodiac and Aries is the beginning) and an emotional completion is happening. There have been huge currents of Karma completing towards the end of the year which allow emotions to expand and free up. This new found freedom will set the foundation for your Word of the year to integrate into your daily rhythm. Now is the time to be bold and allow your emotions to guide you. Pisces is dreamy and intuitive while Aries is instinctive and enthusiastic, let these energies carry you through the First Quarter moon and begin to invoke the energies you want to surround yourself with in 2017.

Explore, create, dream, and play! What would your inner Magician do?!


1.12.2017: Full Moon in Cancer/Leo

The first Full Moon in 2017 is on the cusp of Cancer and  Leo. Depending on where you live and in what time zone, you may feel one sign more than the other. Or you may feel a blend or alchemy of the two. These energies will lead the moon cycles to follow. The Blessing Moon: Contentment card was chosen and will set the energies of illumination, creativity, and joy in motion.

You have a choice everyday; you can choose joy, love, and peace every damn day.

Allow your Higher Self, the Queen/King, the heroine within you to choose. The choice is always yours because you are the Magician of your life. You set the boundaries and you choose what energies, people, and situations come into your realm. Once you accept this responsibility, empowerment and content will flow through and help you out of the helplessness you may be trapped in. With this Full Moon, begin to weave your word of the year in everything you do.


1.19.2017: Last Quarter in Libra/Scorpio

The Last Quarter in on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio. Depending on where you live and in what time zone, you may feel one sign more than the other. Or you may feel a blend or alchemy of the two. Scorpio can bring insecurities to the surface that need to be laid to rest. The energy of Taurus, the Lover, was chosen for this phase. Do you allow yourself to give? Do you allow yourself to receive? In what ways do you over indulge? In which ways do you restrict yourself too much? What insecurities keep you small? Find YOUR balance. Again connect to your inner wisdom and do not rely on someone else's opinion of what "balance" should be. Scorpio can bring intense emotions that ripple through your skin and the only way is through. When you allow these emotions to move through bringing tears, grief, laughter, or rage, you can fully release them and let them out of your body. This will free up energy in your body and bring this cycle full circle. Just BE in it. Feel it all. Express yourself. And get ready for your biggest year yet.

You are ready.

Full Cold Moon Word of The Year Ritual

Happy Full Cold Moon!

This Full Moon in Gemini is a quiet time of inner reflection and hibernation. Our instincts are sharpening, and our inner knowing may feel louder than ever. The Full Cold Moon is the perfect to ponder and envision our seeds and intentions for the year to come.

The Winter season is well on it's way for us in the Northern Hemisphere. A blanket of snow keeps the earth still, protecting the new life that will soon grow. Now is not the season of growth, but the season of death, reflection and ebb.

Like the moon, the Earth has her ebbs and flows. Our minds and bodies want to honor these cycles. We sometimes find ourselves experiencing discomfort and stress when we don't take time to honor these cycles.

Full Cold Moon

This Full Moon signifies that we are soon approaching Yule, another turning point in the Wheel of the Year. In fact, the word Yule means Wheel. 

We are at the beginning of the wheel once again. This Winter season aids us in our own natural process of rebirth by giving us the opportunity to reflect, and nourish the new seeds and intentions for the coming year.

It's always been very popular to make resolutions and choose goals to help us improve in the coming New Year.

A new and current tradition we love has been choosing a "Word of the Year." 

 

A word of the year allows you to choose something that is a guide or inspiration, a reminder rather than a rigid goal. A Word of the Year acts as an anchor that can bring you back to your center and core goals. 

 

After struggling for a bit to come up with a word of our own, we thought it would be perfect to use this Full Moon in Gemini as well as our intuition and divination tools to help us come up with one.

Even if you've already chosen a word for this year, This Moon Ceremony can help sharpen your intuition and assist in opening and activating the hand charkas.

When drawing a card, you may feel very drawn to the word on the card that you chose, or you may find that particular card inspires another word for you. It's important to be in tune with your intuition!

Full Moon Ceremony:

Choosing a Word of the Year

 

This simple but powerful ceremony combines the moon's reflective energies with our own innate intuitive powers. We each have"bud" chakras on the palms of our hands. These chakras can be opened and closed at will to aid in divination, healing, and directing energy. The colors of this chakra vary from white to silver, to goldish white. 

For This Ritual You Will Need:

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Candles (You can match the candle color to your general intention, or choose white.)

Spirit de la Lune Deck (Or any Tarot or Oracle deck) 

Peppermint oil, Ceder wood oil, bay, or any oil blend used for activation and awakening.

 

Begin by washing your hands with water. Natural water always works best, but it's alright to use tap water. As you wash your hands visualize golden light pouring and cleansing your hands. Gather water into the palms of your hands, scrub your hands in small circles,  paying your palms special attention.

When your hands are clean dry, light your candles in a clockwise direction and prepare yourself as you would for a reading. Dim some lights and turn on your favorite music.

Prepare your cards the way you would for a reading. You can shuffle the cards any way you'd like, do what feels natural to you. While you shuffle try to put some intention into the new year. 

How do you want this year to unfold? What do you want to bring into manifestation?

Lay all of the cards out in front of you so you can see every card. You can choose to have the cards facing you, or you can keep them face down.

 
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Next take your oil and add a drop or two to your hand charkas. Be careful to not use too much, as it could damage cards. 

Take some big deep breaths and rub the oil into your hands quickly to generate heat and activate the chakras. As your palms warm up, image a golden white flower in the palms of your hands open and bloom.

After generating some heat in your hands, envision an energy ball form between your palms. Allow it to grow bigger and smaller with your hands. Shape it, stretch it, and feel it.

If needed you can rub your palms together again to create more heat. Soon you should be able to have a sense that these chakras are active. Some say when active, their palms feel itchy, warm, or tingly.

With practice you may begin to feel these chakras open more on their own. Everyone experiences the sensation differently.

One you feel your hand chakras are open, place your dominant hand over the cards, palm facing down as if feeling a warm fire. What sensation does your hand have as you move your hand over the cards?

It may be pulled or pushed. Are some cards warmer than others? Guide your hand  over the cards and see what energy readings your hands give you. 

Choosing A card

You may feel warmth, or a pull downward on a card that wants to be looked at. You may be drawn to several cards. Narrow it down further it you'd like.

You can keep the cards face up if you'd like, or try it out with the backs of the cards. This is how many readers choose cards, and often how we choose the Moonday Oracle for Instagram.

 
Choosing A Card Spirit de la Lune
 
 
Choosing A Word Of The Year
 

 

Narrow it down to as many cards as you'd like, and then make your final decision. You could even choose to focus on more than one word!

This final card doesn't have to be the  word that you choose. It can instead inspire you, or spark something within you to come up with another word.

Winter Altar | Spirit de la Lune

Check out the guidebook, read up on the card that you drew for yourself. See if anything sparks or inspires you! 

You can place your card, (or get an art print made with your Word of the Year) on your Winter Altar to reflect upon during this season. 

Add some quartz crystals and other clear and white stones to help bring clarity and power to your intention.

While your hand chakras are open and active, pour some golden light onto your altar before blowing our your candles.

To close your hand chakras, simply wash your hands and allow the water to pour and cleanse over your chakras, visualizing a flower in each palm closing up.

Happy Full Moon! Don't forget to charge your deck and crystals under tonight's Full Moon!

 

Spirit de la Lune Order Deadline 2016

We can't believe we are already half way through December! We can no longer guarantee holiday delivery for international orders!

Our cut off for US orders is this Friday December 16th in order to make it in time for the holiday season. 

We hope you have a Happy Full Moon and a wonderful holiday season! We would love to see your Word of the Year! Please tag us in any images so that we can see and share your ceremony as well! 

 

New Moon Energy Report: 2016 Cold Moon Cycle

Happy New Moon in Sagittarius!

 
New Moon in Sagittarius
 
New Moon Spirit de la Lune Card

Embrace this new beginning with a new outlook!

 Last month's chaotic energy is beginning to wind down. We are finally starting to feel a moment of ease as Earth enters into a new season.

Last month had some intense energies that shook core foundations for everyone. 

We have been surrounded in swirling confusion and chaos for too long.. 

 

It's time to pick up the pieces, move forward and build a new foundation.

This New Moon is coming at what feels like perfect timing; Sagittarius is what feels like the ideal guide as we navigate out of the murky waters.

Sagittarius energy is very dominant on our planet right now. The archer is lending us a hand to pull us out of the depths of the dark Scorpio energy we have been swimming through. 

Much has been brought to the surface over these fall months, but it's time to move forward into the light. 

December 2016 Energy Reading Spirit de la Lune

 

So grab a cup of tea, cozy up by the fire and take a look at what this New Moon energy holds for you.


New Moon in Sagittarius

 
New Moon in Sagittarius | Spirit de la Lune
 

Today's New Moon takes place in the mutable fiery sign of Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is shining a spotlight into the shadows right now. A lot was brought to the surface over these last months, and we are being asked to take a closer look and decide what it is that needs to move forward with us into this new chapter.

It's time to embrace our fears and confusion, and move forward into what it is that we want for ourselves. The Archer archetype is on a quest for Truth and Faith. Let go of what it is that is holding you back from seeing the Truth, and step forward with a new sense of faith.  

The New Moon indicates some new fresh energy coming into your life, and a brand new chapter unfolding for you. Now is the time to make up your mind, set your intentions and hold fast to your faith. Have faith, even if you don't believe fully just yet.

Practice holding your faith, and allow it to become a dominant part of your life and watch your intention come to full fruition. 

The card pulled for this phase is the Manifest card. A reminder that our life is always unfolding, and we are always manifesting what we are matched with. You have all that is needed within you to manifest your desires.. Now is the time to focus your energy, attention and emotions on what it is that you want to manifest. Know that you are worthy of your desires and they are always within reach. Reach for the emotional manifestation first, and allow the rest to unfold into the physical.

 

First Quarter Moon in Pisces

First Quarter Moon December 2016 Spirit de la Lune Energy Reading

The First Quarter Moon takes place in Pisces on December 7th. 

As the moon grows in the sky, energy and emotion is ignited. We tend to feel impassioned and more motivated around this time.

You will be finding new opportunities and avenues to help you fulfill your New Moon intentions.

This moon phase is a time of growth and is ruled by the element of fire. 

 

However, this First Quarter Moon takes place in the watery sign of Pisces. You may be feeling extra sensitive at this time, especially as the moon . Your intuition may feel sharper, or you may notice more synchronicities this week. 

Utilize this fluid energy, and combine it with the creative fire energy of the First Quarter Moon. Go back to your New Moon intention and see what more you can do to help bring it to fruition. Make a vision board, or meditate on your intention. Use your heightened sensitivity to your advantage. 

The Card Pulled for this Phase is the Sage Moon Card. There may be something in your life that you need to purify yourself of. This card reflects cleansing your self; mind, body and spirit.

There may be a need for physical cleansing of your space. You may be calling for a good soak in a salt bath to cleanse your energy. When working with intention and energy, it's important to keep all channels open and cleansed for energy to flow freely.

What can you do to open and cleanse the channels of energy in your life?


 
Full Cold Moon Spirit de la Lune
 

Full Cold Moon in Gemini

Full Cold Moon Spirit de la Lune Full Moon report

The Cold Full Moon Occurs on December 13th in the sign of Gemini. 

This Full Moon harks the beginning of the winter season for those in the Northern Hemisphere. Much of the earth is still and sleeping under a blanket of thick snow. We are reminded that we, too need rest and hibernation.

A seed can not bloom over night, it needs to experience the depth a darkness in order to fully develop. One must experience darkness, before they will recognize the light. 

 

 

The Full Moon is a time of fulfillment celebration and contentment. The lunar energy is at it's peak and tonight's Full Moon takes place in the expansive sign of Gemini. 

Happy Full Cold Moon December 2016 Spirit de la Lune Energy Reading

The Full Cold Moon in Gemini may have you wanting to stay indoors socializing with those closest to you. 

Remember to stay focused this week in order to see definite and tangible results.

There is a tendency of scattered energy under a Gemini Full Moon with the increase of sociability and the desire for expansion. 

 

Spirit de la Lune Full Cold Moon 2016

The Card pulled for this phase is the Expansion Card. This card is quite fitting with the Gemini energy of the Full Moon. Take a look at what is growing in your life. Where is your focus? Where focus goes, energy flows, and expansion is inevitable. 

This energy is potent right now, and your intentions and thoughts are very powerful under this full moon. Take time to meditate under this Full Moon and focus on your Third Eye chakra to focus your vision, and create expansion.

 

Last Quarter Moon in Virgo/Libra

Last Quarter Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

 

Last Quarter Moon takes place on December 20th in both Virgo and Libra.The energy begins to wind down again as we prepare for the New Moon. The days are short, and the nights are cold and long as Yule takes place on the 21st of December, marking the Winter Solstice.

This lunar energy holds the same quiet air as the Cold Moon Archetype of the week before. You are asked to listen to what your body and soul needs for your own nourishment and hibernation. 

Take some time on Yule, the day after the First Quarter Moon, and release the old energy in your life. Make new goals and plans for the future, and set some intentions for the year ahead. Yule marks the beginning of the year and is a good time for long term goals. The Waning Moon energy can help you see clearly what it is that needs to be released.

The Card Pulled for this phase is Awareness. We are being asked to be conscious and aware as much as possible. The need to be awake and attentive is now. Major spotlights are popping up all over the world, showing us what is and what isn't working. This is happening in many ways on planet earth, and within us and our personal lives.

 Focus and awareness seem to be major themes for this month. We are always manifesting, and our lives unfold according to our emotions and intentions. Remember your awareness and focus are your greatest tools for expansion! 

 

Spirit de la Lune Stands with Standing Rock

 

This week we are donating 20% of our sales to Standing Rock! 

We honor the courageous people fighting for Gaia and clean water. This week 20% of all sales from prints, decks and calendars will be donated to Standing Rock.

 

Lunar Blessings, Rachael and Marissa

Don't forget to charge your decks and crystals tonight under the New Moon, and check back here before the Full Moon, for a Full Cold Moon ceremony!

November Crone Ceremony: Cauldron of Wisdom

Blessings to you on this Super Crone Moon!

This has been an intense moon cycle. We are deep in the cauldron bubbling and brewing and stewing. Many are feeling grief, anger, fear, and confusion. Allow yourself to feel this emotions move through you. Be gentle and compassionate with yourself and others. 

This is an amazingly potent Super Moon for healing, intuition, and activation. It is the closest it has been to the Earth and brightest Full Moon since 1948. She will not be this big again until 2034! A Super Moon activates all the elements; Air, Fire, Water, Earth on Gaia and within our bodies. You may feel these primal forces moving through you so let them be expressed in healthy ways: 

Air, sing your heart out, howl at the moon or cry or scream
Fire, build heat and sweat it out though exercise or dancing
Water, use your emotions to fuel your creativity
Earth, dive into the wisdom of your plant allies, crystal companions, and animal guides

The Full Moon in Taurus is a moon of sensuality and presence. Stay present in your body and senses. Tend to the nourishment of your five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell. The more those are balanced, the more you will be able to connect with your 6th sense: intuition.

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This Full Super Moon marks the peak of the Crone Moon cycle of intuition, deep inner knowing, and wisdom. The ceremony below activates your Crone and cauldron within you while honoring the elements. For this ceremony we will be moon scrying, a form of water divination to see what your Crone and the deep layers wisdom within you want to reveal to you at this time. Please feel free to modify the ceremony to fit your needs and the items you have.


Moon Scrying: Your Cauldron of Wisdom 

What you need:

  • A large silver bowl or cauldron
  • A pitcher of spring water 
  • Incense or sage
  • Your favorite anointing perfume oil
  • An amethyst stone and salt
  • Your journal and pen

Gather these items and set out sacred space under the moonlight. If you cannot view the moon from where you are you will also need a tall candle (for later).

Do not poor the water into your cauldron yet. 

Open the circle and begin with the Air element: the sage or incense. Smudge the sacred space and yourself and say:

I invoke the element of air with this sacred smudge and welcome in the messages I need to receive right now.

Now take the Fire element, the anointing oil, and anoint the rim of your cauldron with the oil and anoint each of your chakra points saying:

I invoke the element of Fire with this sacred oil as I align my mind body and spirit with this Super Moon above me and Gaia below supporting me.

Take your pitcher of spring water and offer it up to the Moon before taking a sip and pouring it in the cauldron:

I invoke the element of Water beneath the Moon's light, as I pour these sacred waters into the cauldron of the Crone.

Once the water is in the cauldron, position it so you can see the Full Moon's reflection in the water. If you cannot see the moon, now is the time to use the candle and position it so you can see the flame in the water's reflection. Now take the salt and throw a pinch of salt into the water:

I invoke the element of Earth with this sacred mineral, as I activate the vessel of the Crone and the Divine Feminine within me.

Take your amethyst and raise it up to the moon. Feel the energy of the Super Moon pouring into your crystal companion and flowing through your chakras. Allow this energy to clear your aura so you are a vessel for the Crone, the Moon, and the elements to move through. Invoke your guides and your Crone to be with you during this ceremony:

I ask my guides to be present, and call all parts of myself into this sacred space. Sacred Crone, Wise Woman, Grandmother Moon, I ask for your strength, wisdom, and power to move through me. May whatever messages I receive through this cauldron be for the highest good of all. Blessed be.

Now it is time to peer into your cauldron.

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Form any specific questions you may have for your life, for your role to play in the times ahead, any concerns for Gaia, or your tribe.  Allow your eyes to soften and your sight to lose focus as you peer into the cauldron. Stir (clockwise) your crystal into the water and let it settle on the bottom, and ask your first question. Allow the ripples to form images and symbols within the water and your third-eye. What do you see? Take your time and remain receptive.

When you feel the images to subside, let your eyes come back to focus and write any impressions you have in your journal. Listen to the Crone and your intuition to let you know when one question is done and it is time to move on to the next.

Continue this process for all your questions. Soften your eyes so you begin to see with your second sight, ask your question, and blow into the water to create a slight ripple in the water, or you can stir the water clockwise with your finger or a wand or crystal point (keep the amethyst in the water).

When you are completely done with your questions, stir the water counter clockwise to end the session. Thank your Crone, your guides, and the elements for their presence. 

Leave the water out under the Super Moon and bring it back in before the sun rises. You can bottle the water and keep it to activate your third-eye and intuition or future rituals. You can drink the water throughout the day or the rest of the moon cycle to integrate all that you saw. Bathe in it. Or use it as offerings to nature. Listen to your intuition and your Crone will guide you while working with this sacred water.


Remember to charge your new Spirit de la Lune deck and crystals out under this potent Full Moon and try the Crone Moon or Super Moon spreads in the guidebook! We are also now offering 2017 Lunar calendars! We are so excited to expand Spirit de la Lune and we cannot wait to see where 2017 will take us!

Shipping updates: We are update to date with all deck orders! They have all been shipped! We are still waiting for more shipping supplies for the calendars and shipping will resume as soon as we get them!

Happy Full Moon, Moon Tribe! 

New Moon Energy Report: 2016 Crone Moon Cycle

New Moon Blessings!

In the Northern hemisphere the days are growing darker and the realm of the Crone is upon us. The Crone is the Wise Woman, Shaman, Elder; she has danced as the maiden is Spring; she has bloomed as the fertile mother in Summer; she is the weaver of magick in Autumn. The November moon cycle honors her magic and presence. She reminds us that everything has a season, we can rest in the stillness of our wisdom, and her mystery and magic lives within each of us regardless of age.

 

Invoke the Wise One Within

The cycle before us is potent with the elements of water, air, and earth. It is time to connect your body, emotions, and mind to the deep stirrings of the wisdom within you. Give voice to your truth, feel your truth deep in your bones, and move forward from this space.

10/29/16 is considered Lunar Samhain with the Dark Moon is Scorpio. The Dark Moon is the lowest energy of the Moon cycle before the New Moon and a new cycle begins. What can you lay to rest before moving forward? Ask your Crone.

Renew Your Mind, Body, and Spirit with the Crone as your guide

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The card chosen for the overall energetic signature of the Crone moon cycle is the Blue Moon card Renewal. The hardest part is over. now it is time to turn inward and reflect on the lessons you moved through. During the Blood Moon cycle, your soul experienced a rebirth on some level and as you move into this moon cycle your soul needs to experience deep rejuvenation, inspiration, and renewal to integrate these new layers. You can do this by turning within. Integration requires stillness and your willingness to listen and receive.

Listen for your inner truth. What values have shifted within you?

Listen for the wisdom you have gained in this process. What seeds of wisdom have you received?

Listen to your ancestors and your guides. How can they support you right now? 

Listen to the Crone, wise woman, within you. What does she want to say to you?

In many cultures the wise woman is the keeper of the cauldron. The cauldron represents womb wisdom and the deep mysteries of the Divine feminine. The Crone invites you to stir the waters of your cauldron and peer within. During this cycle, focus on dropping into your womb regularly - breathe deeply into this space where your intuition resides. What mysteries do you hold in your womb? What desires lay hidden there? Soften into this space this cycle. Allow rejuvenation to enter into this space. Dive deeper into your yearnings and into your magic and remain open to what will be revealed to you.

10/30/16: New Moon in Scorpio

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The New Moon in Scorpio is a moon of potent emotions and the waters within you are churning. Imagine your womb as a cauldron right now. How are the waters moving within it? Imagine the waters in your cauldron becoming still so you can see the reflection within. What would you see? The card pulled for this moon phase is the Waning Crescent: Rejuvenate. Again we dance with the themes of renewal, stillness, and rest. Set an intention this cycle to truly give your body, mind, and spirit the rest they need. This is so important to do before the holiday bustle. Peer into your cauldron and see how this would play out during the cycle. What do you see? What do you need to add to these waters to bring in peace and stillness. You may feel a resistance at first, as the moon in Scorpio brings up our fears, doubts, and our insecurities. There is so much shadow work within a Scorpio Moon so be gentle with yourself find compassion for your shadow. How does your shadow need to be acknowledged and supported this cycle? When you can look within the reflection of your cauldron without fear, but softness, you can then be still and slow down and let the rejuvenation begin. The gemstone, Ocean Jasper can help you soften into you womb space.

11/7/16: First Quarter in Aquarius

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As the moon begins to grow and we move toward the First Quarter moon on 11/7 in Aquarius. If you have been practicing rejuvenation and tapping into your womb space, you may begin to feel an expansion and your cauldron may be bubbling over with inspiration. The card pulled for this phase is the Honey Moon: Productivity. Reaching out to your tribe and moon sistars will keep you in the flow of your creativity and rejuvenation by directing your energy into collaboration and support through your community. You may feel a massive download of messages and wisdom coming in at this point so let it flow through you. Automatic writing will help you tap into this well of inspiration and find those seeds of wisdom you are seeking. Just know, the more you resist seeking support, the more taxing it will be on your mind body and spirit. Allow the Aquarian energy to pique your curiosity and shift your perspective. The cauldron has been ignited and the waters are heating up within you creating momentum and guidance in your new direction. An alchemy is beginning to brew so move with this current and see where this takes you! Carnelian will help you to deepen into your womb and your creative flow.

11/14/16: Full Moon in Gemini

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As we reach the full moon we meet the twins in Gemini. They hold the wisdom of your truth and help you to listen and to speak from this sacred place within you. The card pulled for this full moon is Sagittarius: the Explorer. When a zodiac sign is pulled in a Spirit de la Lune reading it can represent a person you know or the archetype within you that needs to be activated at this time. Sometimes it can be really hard to express your truth or your creativity, so ignite the explorer within you and see this as a new adventure to embark on. Have fun exploring your words and expressing your creativity and don't let insecurities or fear keep you from this experience. Imagine the crone within you stirring the cauldron of wisdom reciting incantations over this magical brew you are creating. Create a spell or blessing or affirmation for this Full moon using your voice, your words, and your magic. Speak them aloud creating the vibrations with your voice. These vibrations bring your desires and truth closer to manifesting in the physical realm and integrates them into your body. Speaking your truth and listening to others express theirs, keeps your vitality flowing and brings peace to your spirit. Wear Turquoise around your neck to aid the actualization of your authentic voice and wisdom.

11/21/16: Last Quarter in Virgo

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As the moon begins her descent, the last quarter moon settles you into the realm of Virgo: the Healer. The Crone feels at home here. This is a very grounding and earthy moon phase and is a wonderful time to work with the earth energies of plants and stones to aid your rejuvenation. Remember to adapt and move with the currents - not everything can be controlled. The card chosen for this phase is Pisces: the Psychic. Take the time to ground yourself and listen to your intuition from a place of deep stability and stillness. Allow the wisdom from your cauldron to wash over you and help you reflect on all that you have learned this cycle. The Pisces realm is a deep ocean of dreams, the subconsciousness, empathy and intuition. Let yourself float into these waters and allow the Piscean energy to bring in a deeper level of renewal. The brew you have made within your cauldron is ready to be taken in. During the waning phase, you can literally make a healing brew of herbs in a cauldron or create your own Piscean cauldron in your bathtub mixing any herbs and salts and your affirmations into the water and soak this magic into your cells. Be intentional with the energy you put into the water, the brew, your words. Place Amethyst in your tea or bathtub and drink in the wisdom.

We hope you enjoyed this reading and that your Crone Moon cycle brings you closer to your magick and wisdom.

Trust in your wisdom

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Spirit de la Lune Updates!

Spirit de la Lune second edition lunar oracle deck

We are excited to announce we are beginning to ship pre-sale orders next week! We are so excited to finally have the decks back in our hands so very soon! Thank you so much for all your love and patience! You can still order the second edition!

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We have created 2017 Spirit de la Lune wall calendars! Two versions are available: Full Moondalas & Zodiac Moondalas! At the moment we are only offering Northern Hemisphere calendars and limited supply. These will be available to purchase on Nov. 8th!